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        A DISSERTATION ON THE LANGUAGES, LITERATURE AND MANNERS OF EASTERN NATIONS

      Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1778.. Originally prefixed to a Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English. The 2nd edition, to which is added Part II. Containing additional observations. Together with further remarks on A New Analysis of Ancient Mythology: in answer to An Apology, addressed to the author, by Jacob Bryant, Esq. 2nd edition, greatly enlarged, 1778. 8vo, 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, pages xii, 288, (2), 289-490, divisional title to Part II follows page 288 at the end of Part I, full contemporary tree calf, gilt patterned border to covers, gilt patterned decoration in panels separated by gilt bands to spine, 1 panel in dark green, red morocco title label, marbled endpapers. Small scratch, small grazed area and small dent to top edge on upper cover, part of fore-edge worn on lower cover with loss of gilt, 1 lower corner showing cardboard at tip, spine gilt slightly dull, unusual bookplate on front pastedown, plain with a large decorative "G" and a crown just above it, small private library number label in the upper corner, small light stain to fore-edge margin of first 30 pages, title page and first 4 Contents leaves strengthened neatly at fore-edge with archival tape, similar very pale staining to fore-edge margin recurs intermittently from page 177 to the end, otherwise contents clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book. Sir John Richardson (1740/41–1795), was a lawyer and orientalist and his Dictionary, the first in Persian, Arabic and English, was published in two volumes in 1777 and 1780. Part I of our book preceded the dictionary in Volume I, and was also published separately in 1777. The ODNB describes it "a long, intellectually ambitious and highly polemical (work). Those who tried to write the history of Eastern peoples without using Eastern sources were particular objects of his disdain. One of those thus attacked, Jacob Bryant, retaliated in An Apology to Richardson, to which Richardson replied in a second edition of his ‘Dissertation". Part II which is only in the second edition enlarges the work by some 200 pp. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount of St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. In Five Volumes

      London: Printed for J. Rivington and Sons; et al., 1778. Hardcover. Very good. Five volumes. 4to. Original full calf boards, nicely rebacked in matching calf and with new leather lettering labels in red and black, gilt. Simple gilt rules on the boards. Marbled edges; marbled endpapers. Volumes I-IV have engraved frontispieces (which have offset lightly onto the title pages). Title pages in red and black. Corners and edges worn, some of the rules have flaked, boards scuffed else a very good set with fine text blocks. & & Contains: Philosophical works: Of the proficience and advancement of learning, divine and human. Sylva sylvarum; or, A natural history, in ten centuries. Physiological remains. Medical remains. Medical receipts. Works moral: A fragment of the colours of good and evil. Essays or counsels civil and moral. A collection of apophthgems, new and old.--v. 2. Works political. Law tracts: Maxims of the law.--v. 3. Writings historical. Theological works. Letters. Letters, speeches, charges, advices, etc., first published by Dr. Birch in one volume in octavo in 1763.--v. 4. Opera philosophica: Instavrationis magnæ, pars I-IV.--v. 5. Opera philosophica: Historia densi et rari; necnon coitionis et expansionis materia per spatia. Historia gravis et levis. Historia sympathiæ et antipathia rerum. Historia sylphuris, mercurii, et salis. Historia et inquisitio prima de sono et auditu. Articuli quæstionum circa mineralia. Cogitationes de natura rerum. Instavrationis magnæ, pars V.& (cont.) Opuscula philosophica. Descripto globi intellectualis. Opera civilia et moralia. Historia regni Henri Septimi. Sermones fideles, sive Interiora rerum. De sapientia veterum. Meditationes sacræ. Epistolæ. ESTC T88307.

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        TRATADO INSTRUCTIVO, y práctico SOBRE EL ARTE DE LA TINTURA: Reglas experimentadas y metódicas para tintar Sedas, Lanas, Hilos de todas clases, y Esparto en rama

      1778 - Madrid, En la Imprenta de Blas Roman. 1788.Folio, perg. XXX + 250 p. + 12 grabados al cobre a toda página + un grabado plegado mostrando la fábrica.Manual para la fabricación de los tejidos en la industria textil a finales del siglo XVIII, Madrid. El texto discute en detalle preciso el tratamiento de las sedas, lanas, e hilados; la preparación de los textiles, y los pasos de la progresión, los métodos y los pigmentos naturales que se requieren para alcanzar el tono adecuado y densidad del color.Muestra las operaciones principales utilizados en la fábrica de Madrid Real para tejidos y los trabajadores que participan en los detalles, y el equipo necesario para ejecutar el proceso de coloración. La última lámina plegada plegable representa la disposición de la planta de la fábrica con todos los pasos se realizan.Don Luis Fernández, nacido en ToledoRef: Palau Dulcet, 296,Bibliotheca Tinctoria 371: ". Un siglo 18 españoles manual teórico y práctico sobre el teñido, uno de los primeros impresos allí" Tintura, sedas, lanas, hilos, esparto, fábrica, tintorero, tintes

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        Relation Abrge d'un Voyage Fait Dans l'intrieur de l'Amrique Mridionale, depuis la cte de la mer du Sud...

      A Maestricht: Chez Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux, imprimeurs-libraires, associs., M. DCC. LXXVIII [1778]. Octavo; [4], xvj, 379 p., folded front., folding map; 21 cm. Title continues: jusqu'aux ctes du Brsil & de la Guyane, en descendant la riviere des Amazones, par M. de La Condamine, de l'Acadmie des Sciences... Nouvelle dition augmente de la relation de l'emeute populaire de Cuena au Prou, et d'une lettre de M. Godin des Odonais, contenant la relation du voyage de Madame Godin, son pouse, Originally published Paris, 1745. Second edition; includes, in addition to the "Lettre a Madame ***", two other letters, one by La Condamine and one by Godin des Odonais, originally published separately, [France] 1774. "Lettre a Madame *** sur l'emeute populaire excite en la ville de Cuena au Prou, le 29 d'aot 1739, contre les Acadmiciens des Sciences, envoys pour la mesure de la terre" (half-title, p. [213]; text p. [215]-260, 1 plate; originally published separately, including the "Pieces justificatives, Paris, 1746). "Pieces justificatives, pour servir de preuve la plupart des faits allgus dans la lettre prcdente. Lesdites pieces extraites du Procs criminel de la mort du Sr. Jean Seniergues, suivi en l'Audience Royale, ou Parlement de Quito" (half-title, p. [261]; text p. 263-318; text in Spanish & French in parallel columns; originally published as part of "Lettre a Madame ***", Paris, 1746). "Lettre de M.D.L.C. a M***. Sur le sort des astronomes qui ont eu part aux dernieres mesures de la terre, depuis 1735. Lettre de M. Godin des Odonais, & l'aventure tragique de Madame Godin dans son voyage de la province de Quito Cayenne, par le fleuve des Amazones" (half-title, p. [319]; text of letter by La Condamine p. 321-328; text of letter by Godin des Odonais p. [329]-379; originally published separately, [France] 1774. John Carter Brown Catalog 1701-1800, 3: 2456; Sabin 38485; Borba de Moraes, Bib. Brasiliana (rev. & enl. ed.), 448; J.M. Qurard, La France littraire, 4: 368. Rebound in full leather by Hope Bindery. Stock#NS0262.

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        Leonidas, Ein Gedicht.

      Transl. by Johann Arnold Ebert. Hamburg: Carl Ernst Bohn 1778. (16) + 336 + (2) pp. Contp. half calf. Old name on flyleaf

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        Eloge et pensées de Pascal. Nouvelle édition commentée, corrigée & augmentée. Par Mr. de ***

      Paris [sans mention d'éditeur] 1778 Grd in-8° relié plein veau raciné de l'époque. Dos orné à froid de feuilles d'acanthes sur lit de fleurs de lys doré à l'or fin, pièce de titre gravé de chagrin havane clair, XII-316 [8] pages. Tranches jaspées. Très bel exemplaire à peine corné aux coins, une fente minime sans manques de peaux à la charnière supérieure du côté droit. Un tout petit manque angulaire (1 cm au coin inférieur dans la marge de la page 175. Magnifiques lettrines et culs de lampes ornant la tête de chaque chapitre. Très rare édition anonyme due en fait à Condorcet Graesse V 147. PMM 152 Très bon couverture rigide

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        Mémoires et lettres. - Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de Mme de Maintenon, et a celle du siècle paassé, par Mr. (Anglivier) de la Beaumelle, augmentée des remarques critiques de Mr. De Voltaire. Segue: Les souvenirs de Madame de Caylus, pour servir de supplement aux Mémoires & Lettres de Mad. de Maintenon. Avec des notes de M. de Voltaire. Segue: Lettres de Madame de Maintenon..

      A Maestricht, chez Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux, 1778. 1778 16 volumi legati in 8 tomi in -12. Legatura ottocentesca mezza pelle con titoli e filetti oro sul dorso. M.me de Maintenon,. Brunet, cita l'edizione di Amsterdam del 1755. Françoise d'Aubigné (1635 - 1719), più conosciuta come Madame de Maintenon, vedova del drammaturgo Paul Scarron, sposó segretamente nel 1684 Luigi XIV fu la moglie segreta di Luigi XIV, re di Francia e di Navarra. La raccolta di queste memorie suscitò all'epoca molte polemiche riguardo la loro autenticità. Dubbi che in seguito si rivelarono inconsistenti, l'editore di queste memorie, lo scrittore polemista Laurent Angliviel de La Beaumelle che ne curò la pubblicazione ne modificò alcuni passaggi, ma l'autenticità delle lettere è provata dall'esistenza dei manoscritti originali.

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        L'Empire du Japon.

      Remondini 1778 Incisione in rame, colorata, 468x536. Edizione veneziana della carta di De Vaugondy tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare perfetto. Copperplate, coloured, 468x536. Venitian edition of De Vaugondy's. From "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example.

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        Le Vicende di Milano durante la guerra con Federigo I Imperadore illustrate colle pergamene di que'tempi e con note. Aggiuntavi la Topografia antica della stessa Città. Opera critico - diplomatica per servir di saggio d'altra maggiore che da'Monaci....

      in Milano, Monistero S. Ambrogio Maggiore per Antonio Agnelli, 1778. 1778 In-4° (268x198mm), pp. (2), XL, 300, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo e decori in oro al dorso. Titolo inciso in rame entro bella bordura e magnifica antiporta incisa su rame dall'Aspar con veduta di Milano e Federico Barbarossa. Una tav. f.t. tra le pp. XXVIII-XXIX riproducente in fac-simile un diploma federiciano. 8 testatine figurate con chiese, luoghi ed antichità milanesi, 5 iniziali incise, 4 finalini e, in fine, splendida e grande carta topografica di Milano nel 1158 (595x520mm), durante l'assedio di Federico Barbarossa, molte volte ripiegata. Nota di possesso antica all'occhietto e al titolo. Bell'esemplare marginoso con qualche usuale e leggera fioritura. Edizione originale, sontuosamente impressa su carta azzurrina. Il Fumagalli (Milano, 1728-ivi, 1804), abate di Sant'Ambrogio e di Chiaravalle, fu tra i massimi storici e diplomatisti italiani del XVIII secolo, erede nei metodi storiografici del Muratori. Predari, 148. Lozzi, 2632: "Opera critico-diplomatica per servir di saggio a quella de' Monaci Cisterciensi". Villa, Bibliografia delle guide di Milano, n. 54. Brunet, VI, 25374. Cat. Hoepli, 696 : "È questo il primo lavoro della Tipografia del Monastero di S. Ambrogio. L'opera incontrò molte ostilità, che ne ritardarono la pubblicazione, ma alla fine ebbe il riconoscimento e l'elogio del Conte Firmian, che era stato incaricato dalla Corte Imperiale di esaminarla". Fossati Bellani, II, 1945. D.B.I., vol. 50, pp. 717 e segg. Manca alla Famiglia Meneghina.

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        Recherches sur les Volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velay; avec un discours sur les volcans brûlans, des mémoires analytiques sur les Schorls, la Zéolite, le Basalte, la Pouzzolane, les Laves & les différentes substances qui s'y trouvent engagées, &c.

      Grenoble, J. Cuchet, 1778. Folio (460 x 300 mm). pp. (4), xviii, (2), 460, with 1 engraved title-vignette, 2 engraved vignettes, 2 engraved initials and 20 (1 double-page) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in 7 compartments with gilt lines and red gilt lettered label, marbled sides (a bit rubbed). A fine, very large, large uncut copy. The folio edition of probably the most attractive work published on volcanology. "Meanwhile, Faujas had been exploring the hilly districts of Vivarais and Velay in the east-central France and found that the basalt there was also volcanic ... he embodied them in 1778 in a great folio work on the ancient volcanoes of Vivarais and Velay (accounts of other researches were included). The work established once and for all that basalt, a rock important scientifically because of its distinctive characteristics, its widespread occurence, and the manner of its association with other kinds of rocks, was the product of volcanic action" (D.S.B. IV, p. 548). A quarto edition published at the same time is more common. Ward & Carozzi 779.

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        Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique ou vrais Principes de la Science Militaire.

      Turin, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778. 1778 In-4° (280x215mm), pp. (18), 55 di "Considérations sur la Guerre de 1769 entre les Russes et les Turcs", 359 di testo dei "Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique", (1) di errata corrige. Bella legatura m. pelle marrone marmorizzata con titolo in oro su tassello rosso al dorso, adorno di decori floreali e vegetali in oro. Piatti in cartone marmorizzato policromo. Al recto della prima carta bianca, antico timbro di possesso di famiglia nobile e antica firma. Al frontespizio, monogramma coronato del Re di Sardegna, cui l'opera è dedicata, affiancato da un'aquila, da panoplie e da stendardi entro bordura ornata. 30 grandi tavole calcografiche ripiegate f.t. in fine con raffigurazioni di ordini di battaglia, disposizioni delle truppe, soldati di vari corpi militari, battaglioni, movimenti di truppe, di una pianta della battaglia del 20-21 novembre 1759 combattuta a Maxen, in Sassonia, della battaglia di Praga del 6 maggio 1757 in cui i prussiani di Federico II sbaragliarono gli austriaci, della battaglia di Kollin del 18 giugno 1757, di quella di Leuthen del 5 dicembre dello stesso anno, di quella di Süptitz e di Torgau del 3 novembre 1760,di quella di Breslau del 22 novembre 1757,di quella di Hochkirch del 14 ottobre 1758,di quella di Lignitz del 15 agosto 1760; le ultime due tavv. sono di cartografia del Canavese ("Carte d'une partie du Piémont") e del corso del fiume Dnestr "deouis Kornuauka jusq'à Ladowa" de Bog dalla sua fonte sino a Landijczin, per servire d'aiuto alla localizzazione delle battaglie tra russi e ottomani nel 1769. Fioriture e bruniture diffuse quanto leggere; esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Seconda edizione (la prima era apparsa nel 1768, con sole 12 tavole) di quest'ampia trattazione militare del Marchese de Silva (1727-1796), ufficiale dello Stato Maggiore del Re di Sardegna e scrittore militare piemontese che, come ricorda lo Sticca, si meritò il soprannome di "Maizeroy del Piemonte". Capitoli su strategia militare, disposizione delle armate a seconda dei singoli corpi, modalità di marcia, educazione militare nazionale, passaggio dei fiumi da parte degli eserciti, etc. Sticca, p. 169. Manno, I, 3897. In SBN è censita solo la prima edizione del 1768, che aveva solo 12 tavole.

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        Novae Species Quadrupedum e glirium ordine cum illustrationibus variis complurium ex hoc ordine animalium.

      Erlangen, Walther, 1778. 4to (245 x 200mm). pp. (2), viii, 388 with 39 (3 folding anatomical) engraved plates. Recent half calf, gilt lettered spine. Rare monograph on the rodents by this famous scientist explorer of Russia and Siberia. "Pallas' achievements in zoology and botany were especially important. He was one of the first to use anatomical characteristics in classifying animals. His research in comparative anatomy provided the foundations for animal taxonomy" (DSB). The attractive plates were engraved by J. Nussbiegel. The work describes the rodents of Russia and Siberia. Wood 551; Nissen ZBI, 3074

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        Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, the British Conchology; containing the descriptions and other particulars of natural history of the shells of Great Britain and Ireland.

      La Conchologie Britannique. London, printed for the Author..., 1778. 4to. pp. xii, (2), 254, viii, with 17 engraved plates. Recent half brown morocco, spine with red gilt lettered label. Printed in English and French in parallel columns. This rather uncommon work was issued with plain as well as coloured plates. The list of subscribers lists 111 subscribers, indicating coloured and plain copies. 22 were Fellows of the Royal Society, the list of names gives some measure of his rehabilitation. The work is dedicated to Sir Ashton Lever who surely must have bought many specimens from da Costa and he may have helped him in other ways. B.M.(N.H.)I, 389; See also P.J.P. Whitehead, Emanuel Mendes da Costa... 'Bull. Br. Mus (Nat. Hist.) Historical series 6, 1'.

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        Catalogus disputationum, in academiis et gymnasiis Sveciæ.

      Atque etiam, a svecis, extra patriam habitarum, quotquot huc usque reperiri potuerunt. I-V. Uppsala, typis Edmannianis respektive J. Edman, 1778-80. 8:o. 606 + 221,(3 blanka) + 255 + 54 + 63 s. Två ganska nötta men trevliga samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar och ljusbruna titeletiketter. Ryggen på den första volymen med mindre hål i nedersta ryggfältet och den andra volymen aningen skadad nedtill. Då sviten fungerat som arbetsexemplar finns talrika spår av tidigare ägares aktiva läsande med penna och blyertsstift i handen. Således inleds det första bandet med en handskriven innehållsförteckning på försättsbladet och en del smärre anteckningar på insidan av frampärmen. Genomgående förbockningar och understrykningar. Smärre solk- och småfläckar förekommer här och där. Med G. A. Sparres accessionsnummer och Carl Trolle-Bondes exlibris. Från Trolleholm.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1211. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 9212(a). Den avdelning som Lidéns titels andra led syftar på, tänkt att innehålla svenskars i utlandet publicerade avhandlingar, utkom tyvärr ej. Omfattar alla akademiska avhandlingar utgivna i Sverige t.o.m. 1777. Verket är fortfarande standardverket på sitt område

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        GL' INCAS OVVERO LA DISTRUZIONE DELL' IMPERO DEL PERU' VENEZIA CARLO PALESE. 1778 1778

      VENEZIA CARLO PALESE. 17782 VOLUMI IN 8° LEGATI ASSIEME IN PERGAMENA COEVA. XVI, 287, (1) PP.; VIII, 316 PP., 1 F. (ERRATA), 1 F. BIANCO. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE. EDIZIONE ORIGINALE ED UNICA DELLA TRADUZIONE ITALIANA DI QUEST' OPERA CELEBRE CHE EBBE UN GRANDE SUCCESSO IN FRANCIA E FU TRADOTTA ANCHE NELLA LINGUA SPAGNOLA. QUÉRARD, LA FRANCE LITTÉRAIRE, V, P. 550. SABIN, BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA, 44654.

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        Antiquitatum romanarum epitome ad usum seminari neapolit., editio altera auctior et expolitior, in 2 voll.

      apud Vincentium Ursinum 1778-79 in 12° (cm 18,4x10,3), pp. XII, 344, 4 nn.; 2 b., 371 (erroneamente stampato 271); p/perg. coeva con tit. in oro al ds., tagli a spruzz.; ill. con 15 inc. in rame di cui 3 piccole n.t. e 12 grandi in tavv. ripiegate f.t. Bell'esemplare fresco con carta forte, rare fior. Raro. 440/23

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        Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der Englischen Karten

      Wolfenbuttel: 1778. 8vo. (6 3/4 x 4 inches). 20,571,[1]pp. Engraved folding map, hand-coloured in outline.. Contemporary paper-covered boards (front joint partially split). With an interesting map of revolutionary America This work gives a thorough description of New England during the Revolutionary War, describing the geographical, political and economic makeup of the colonies, as well as the European inhabitants. It also includes an index and a detailed map by Pingeling entitled "Special-Karte von den mittleren Brittischen Colonien in Nord-America," a rare German depiction of Revolutionary War-era New England and the mid-Atlantic, as far south as Maryland. Howes l-243; Clark I:270; McCorkle 778.14; Sabin 39937

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        De fluminibus, fontibus, Iacubus, nemoribus, paludibus, montibus, gentibus quorum apud poetas mentio fit. Argentorati

      [Strasbourg:] Apud Amandum König, 1778 The work attributed to Vibius Sequester is a compilation of geographical names from the works of the Latin poets, including some no longer extant. This edition is by the polymath Jeremias-Jakob Oberlin, a gifted classicist and brother of the namesake of Ohio's Oberlin College. Full black morocco by F. Bozerian, Jeune (signed at the foot of the pine), gilt spine with raised bands, boards with wide foliate gilt border, surrounded by double rules. Marbled endpapers. . Octavo. A fine, clean copy. The attractive and well-preserved binding is by François Bozerian the younger, one of the most important French binders of the post-Revolution period (active 1801-1818). His work characteristically featured patterns of gilt dots (here seen in the spine decoration).

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        TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

      London:: Printed for the author and sold by J. Walter at Charing-cross and S. Crowder in Pater-noster Row.,, 1778.. First edition. Hardcover. Closed tear top of page 298, faint stain to page 250, still an unusually fine copy, very clean with virtually no foxing present.. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., [20], xvi, [17]-543, [1] directions to binder, 2 engraved folding maps & 4 engraved plates. 19th century gilt stamped full calf with raised bands at spine.. Carver's book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second London edition followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a contintental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the south (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage and serves as a continental divide. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution...[and] stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." (Howes C215) Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of the 1797 edition. (Sabin 11184; Streeter III 1772)

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        Caii Plinii Secundi naturalis historiae cum interpretatione et notis integris Johannis Hardvini itemque commentariis at adnotationibus Hermoli Barbari Pintiani Rhenani Gelenii Dalechampii Scaligeri Salmasii Is. Vossii I.F. Gronovii et vaiorum. Recensuit varietatemque lectionis adiecit Joh. Georg. Frid. Franzius.

      10 volumes. Wilhelm Gottlob Sommer, Leipzig 1778-91. 8vo. Contemporary brown calfskin bindings with richly gilt spines. Titlelabels in light brown and olive-green. Some titlelabels cracked and some missing. Old ink stamp on titlepage in each volume. Name and inscription on flyleaf in each volume

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        Noticia del Establecimiento y Poblacion de las Colonias Inglesas en la America Septentrional: religion, orden de gobierno, leyes y costumbres de sus naturales y habitantes; calidades de su clima, terreno, frutos, plantas

      196 pp. 8vo. Later vellum, spine lettered in manuscript. First edition. Palau 9252. Sabin 975. Howes A192 ("aa"). Medina BHA: V, 4832. Clark I, 187. Written just a year before Spain joined the fight against England, an interesting history, and the longest Spanish work to that date, describing the English colonies in America.Quite thorough with seventeen chapters covering the origin and establishment of the English Colonies in America; detailed accounts of Virginia, Maryland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Carolina, Georgia; Colonies acquired from other European countries by Treaty; Canada, Florida; Observations concerning the colonies; Customs and Religion of the Indians; particular plants in English America, as well as information on the industry, commerce and navigation. Despite the date of its publication, and the preface in which Alvarez notes that all eyes are on these "Anglo-Americans, " he provides little concrete detail on the revolution itself. Provenance: From the library of Alberto Parreo, with his bookplate on front paste down. A very good copy, front board slightly bowed, small split to vellum on rear board at lower joint, minor soiling, else a bright, sharp copy.

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        De basi encephali et originibus nervorum cranio egredientium libri quinque.

      4°. 4 n.n. Bl., 184 S. Mit 4 gefalteten, gestochenen Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Garrions-M. 1383. - HOH 1130. - Norman 1972. - Blake 424. - Waller 9044. - Erste Ausgabe der Dissertation von Soemmering mit der Beschreibung der zwölf Schädelnerven. Die Tafeln wurden nach den Vorzeichnungen des Verfassers von Karl Christian Glassbach gestochen. Es erschien eine Auflage mit dem Vermerk "Dissertatio inauguralis anatomica" für die Universität und mit dem vorliegenden Titel als Ausgabe für den Buchhandel. - Vorsätze leicht stockfleckig. Einbandrücken am oberen Kapital mit Fehlstelle (ca. 2 cm). - Selten.

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        A Tour through the Island of Great Britain: Divided into Circuits or Journies. In four volumes

      London - W. Strahan et al, 1778 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of Defoe's account of Britain, which describes towns, manufacture, trade, agriculture, shipping, government, customs, eminent persons, medicinal springs, islands, and London. The eighth edition. Featuring fold out frontispiece maps of England and Wales to Volume I, and Scotland to Volume II. 'Originally begun by the Celebrated Daniel De Foe, continued by the late Mr. Richardson, Author of Clarissa, etc, and brought down to the present Time by Gentlemen of Eminence in the Literary World'. Condition: In modern half crushed morocco bindings, with crocodile effect leather coverings. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, with just occasional small spots. Small closed tear to p153 of Volume IV. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Cyclopaedia or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Four Volume Set

      London: Straham, Rivington et al, 1778.. Reprint. Original leather bindings. Worn condition. Content mostly good but some loose or damaged pages and plates. [10000pp.] :: Numerous full page b/w plates :: 420mm x 270mm (17" x 11") :: Containing an Explanation of the Terms and an Account of the Several Subjects in the Liberal and Mechanical Arts and the Sciences Human and Divine. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.. Published: 1778-83

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        Försök til et biographiskt lexicon öfver namnkunnige och lärde svenske män.

      I-IV. Sthlm, A. J. Nordström respektive J. A. Carlbohm & Sthlm, Uppsala och Åbo, hos Kongl. acad. bokhandeln, 1778-87. 8:o. (22),452 + (12),385,376-436,(4) + (12),447,(1 blank,4) + (8),112,111-183,186-90,193-616,(7) s. Fyra ngt nötta men trevliga samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade ryggar, röda titeletiketter av marokäng och stänkta snitt. Ryggarna aningen blekta och med lite ytlig sprickbildning. Första volymen har en mindre fläck på främre pärmen och ryggen på den fjärde volymen naggad upptill. Pärmhörnen delvis stötta. Alla banden har en bortklippt namnteckning upptill på försättsbladen. I del I en tillskrift i blyerts på försättsbladets baksida. Lätt lagerfläckig och med enstaka småfläckar. Del II har några enstaka marginalanteckningar och en solkfläck i inre marginalen på s. 376-77. I tredje delen är ett antal rättelser införda med bläck, en kraftig mindre bläckfläck i texten på s. 111-16 och en tråkig fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 167-68 samt ett felskuret nedre hörn på s. 179. I sista delen har smutstitelbladet en reva i övre marginalen, bläckfläckar i texten på s. 61-62 och sporadiska lagerfläckar, varav några kraftigare på s. 283-84 och 319-20. Med Elof Förbergs och Nils Kierkegaards exlibris.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 4356. Ågren Svensk biografisk uppslagslitteratur 1, noten. Utgiven på M. Swederus förlag. Den fjärde delen är ett supplement. Det första svenska biografiska lexikonet. Elof Förberg var hovtandläkare och en av initiativtagarna till grundandet av Svenska Linnésällskapet. Han var även en av de främsta boksamlarna i början av 1900-talet. Bland hans samlarområden märktes särskilt Stockholmiana, Linné och Strindberg samt svensk vitterhet

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        Schauplatz des Baierischen Erbfolgskrieges oder Historische und Geographische Beyträge zur geschichte des Krieges, welcher nach Ableben des Chur fürsten Maximillian Josephs von Baiern über den Besitz seiner Länder entstanden ist; durch Lanccharten und Pläne der Armeen erläutert. 1.-6. Stück (alles).

      Leipzig, J.G.I. Breitkopf, 1778-79. 4to. Cont. hcalf, gilt back. Spine ends worn, a little rubbed, corners bumped. Stamp on title. (2),22,(2);24;20;32;48;36 pp. With 30 engraved and handcoloured plates (numb. I-XXX) of which 25 are large folded maps, 5 are troop-positions. 1 folded table (unnumb.). A dampstain to some corners in part I, some general browning to leaves

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        Oeuvres complettes... historiographe des ordres du roi. a paris, duchesne, 1778.

      Sei volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Frotespizi in rosso e nero, antiporta figurata al primo e secondo volume ed una tavola f.t. al primo volume. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame (Mariller). Solida ed elegante legatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato, sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Minimi segni d'uso, peraltro esemplare ben conservato ed impreziosito da una legatura assai decorativa. Edizione originale, non comune. I primi 2 volumi comprendono le opere teatrali; i volumi 3, 4 e 5 contengono l'""Essais historiques sur Paris"", il sesto ed ultimo volume: ""Histoire de l""ordre du Saint-Esprit"". Cfr. Brunet V, 40.

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        De basi encephali et originibus nervorum cranio egredientium libri quinque.

      4°. 4 n.n. Bl., 184 S. Mit 4 gefalteten, gestochenen Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Garrions-M. 1383. - HOH 1130. - Norman 1972. - Blake 424. - Waller 9044. - Erste Ausgabe der Dissertation von Soemmering mit der Beschreibung der zwölf Schädelnerven. Die Tafeln wurden nach den Vorzeichnungen des Verfassers von Karl Christian Glassbach gestochen. Es erschien eine Auflage mit dem Vermerk ""Dissertatio inauguralis anatomica" für die Universität und mit dem vorliegenden Titel als Ausgabe für den Buchhandel. - Vorsätze leicht stockfleckig. Einbandrücken am oberen Kapital mit Fehlstelle (ca. 2 cm). - Selten.

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        The New Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; Or, An Universal System of Useful Knowledge, Containing a Full Explanation of every Art and Science...

      For the Authors: Erasmus Middleton, William Turnbull, Thomas Ellis and John Davison 1778. Unpaginated - about 3 inches thick inc. covers. 80 plates, 2 volumes in 1. Full reversed calf, rubbed, joints splitting, header loose. Plate 17 is bound in at the beginning of 'L'. Light waterstaining from 'S' onwards and a bit of damp speckling on rear endpapers, otherwise an unusually clean, crisp copy.

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        An die Freude. In: Freymaurer-Lieder mit Melodien, zum Gebrauch der von der grossen Landes-Loge der Freymaurer in Deutschland constituierten Logen. Herausgegeben von einem Mitgliede der Bruderschaft (d. i. Christian Gottfried Telonius). Mit Bewilligung der Grossen Landes Loge zu Berlin. Erste (und zwote) Sammlung

      Hamburg, Bock 1778 - 1779.. 2 Tle. und Anhang in 1 Band. Mit Notendrucken. 50 S.; 48 S., 2 unnum. Bll. (Schiller), VIII. Flexibler Pappband d. Zt., Vorderdeckel mit goldgepr. Wort "Bestaendigkeit" (wohl die am 9. Sept. 1778 gegründete Aachener Loge Zur Beständigkeit). Qu.-Kl.-4°. 15 x 19,5 cm.

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        Leben Bemerkungen und Meinungen Johann Bunkels, nebst den Leben verschiedener merkwürdiger Frauenzimmer. Aus dem engländischen übersetzt (von R. von Spieren)

      Berlin, Nicolai 1778.. 4 Tle. in 2 Bdn. Mit 16 Kupfertafeln von D. Chodowiecki. 19 Bll., 418 S., Tit., 468 S.; Tit., 448 S., Tit., 312 S. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Goldfileten.

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        Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les Bas fonds, Passes, Entrees, Sondes et Routes... Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est d'apres les Dessins de Navigateurs Experimentes, principal d'apres A. Smith Pilote de St. Marys; Comparees avec les Nouvelles Levees de Virginie et Maryland

      Paris: George Louis Le Rouge, 1778. Copper-engraved map. 4 sheets intended to be joined. In this example, the sheets have been joined in pairs. 2 sheets 21 x 55 inches each. Marvelous Chesapeake Bay chart made during the American Revolution The first French edition of Chesapeake pilot Anthony Smith's highly detailed chart of Chesapeake Bay and the rivers that converge in it. As Pritchard points out, pilots were offering themselves for hire to visiting merchant ships from the 1640s onward, so hazardous are sand spits, currents and shoals. Given the critical need, it is surprising how few charts were made in the 18th century. In making his chart, Anthony Smith, of St, Mary's County in Maryland, took the most important cartographical works on the region: Walter Hoxton's 1735 chart and Fry and Jefferson's map of Virginia and added to this information many soundings in the mouths of Western shore rivers, making it the best chart of the Bay.As such, it was published by George Louis Le Rouge in the Pilote Americain Septentrionale in 1778, the year in which the French formally allied with the Americans. The LeRouge is undoubtedly based on the 2nd English edition of 1777. The first two editions of Smith's chart are virtually unobtainable, so the LeRouge edition (the third) in a large, wall map scale, represents an opportunity for collectors to see in detail the places where on sea and land the British endured their final defeat. Three years after it was issued, the French fleet, having driven off the British, blockaded the Bay and surrounded the Yorktown peninsula, which, in concert with Washington's siege, forced the British to surrender. Degrees of Latitude 48; Sellers & Van Ee, 1496

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        Den swenske fiskaren, eller wälment underrättelse om det i Swerige nu för tiden brukeliga fiskeri, jemte beskrifning på de bekanta fiskar och fiske-redskap.

      Framstäldt af S. T. S. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1778. 8:o. (8),256,(11,5 blanka) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Trevligt lätt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och gul titel- samt grön deltiteletikett i glättad papp. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen med några småfläckar och deltiteletiketten lite naggad. Inlagan delvis lagerfläckig. Med C. G. von Liewens grav. exlibris.. En andra upplaga trycktes 1826. Samuel Thomasson Schultze (1698-1778) dog samma år som denna första upplaga utkom. Ett fyrtiotal fiskarter beskrivs i kapitlet "Om de mångahanda fisk-slag i synnerhet, som uti Swerige äro bekante". Planschen som avbildar abborre, mört och löja samt fiskutrustning är graverad efter Gries' arbete "Beskrifning, at fånga swälg-fisk med ref och krok" som utkom 1757. Carl Gustaf von Liewen (1748-1809) var militär, bl.a. vid Royal Suédois och i amerikanska frihetskriget samt i 1788-90 års krig. Han stödde Gustav III under statskuppen 1772 och var även en period kammarherre hos Lovisa Ulrika under hennes tid som änkedrottning. Liewens vackra exlibris är graverat av J. F. Martin och har på ett litet språkband nederst i bild texten: "för dig jag hela werlden glömmer". Hans fina bibliotek köptes in av Gustaf Piper och förvarades länge på Hedensberg

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        Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or The British Conchology; Containing the Descriptions and Other Particulars of Natural History of the Shells of Great Britain and Ireland: Illustrated with Figures in English and French

      Millan, B. White, London, 1778. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Attractively rebound in 1/4 calf in period style over marbled boards, 17 uncolored plates. Scattered foxing and browning, heavier to title, pencil notes in the margins scattered throughout, a few plates neatly labeled in pencil, old signature to title, a few minor paper flaws including a short tear to one text page margin. Generally clean and attractive otherwise and a nicely rebound copy by the botanist, naturalist and one of the first Jewish fellows of the Royal Society. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042635. .

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        Estampes du catalogue raisonnè et figurè des tableaux de la Galerie Electorale de Dusseldorff

      Chretien de Mechel Graveur Basle (Basel): Chretien de Mechel Graveur, 1778. Hardcover. g. Oblong folio. (Unpaginated). Three-quarter leather over black cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. Ex-libris of Joseph A. Sadony on inside of front board. Signed and dated (1915) by Sadony above bookplate, also signed on title-page. Engraved title-vignette. Title-page: "Avec privilege de S. A. S. Monseigneur L'electeur Palatin. A Basle, chez Chretien de Mechel Graveur de S. A. S. E. P. & Membre de plusieurs Academies, Et chez les Inspecteurs des Galleries Electorales a Dusseldorff & a Mannheim." Illustrated with 30 full-page reproduction of copper-engravings from the collection of Dutch and Flemish masterpieces in the Düsseldorf Museum "Galerie Electorale." The plates show how and where the artwork was hung in the museum at the time. Includes one plan and an engraving showing the exterior of the museum. All plates engraved by Chretien de Mechel. Front board detached but present. Heavy age wear, abrasions and staining on binding. Fading to gold lettering. Chipping on spine. Heavy bumping to parts of edges. Foxing on front and rear endpaper. Chipping, tearing and creasing on free front endpaper. Waterstaining on lower margins of plates throughout, not affecting images. Text in French. Binding in poor, plates in very good condition.

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        A Tour in Wales. MDCCLXXIII With Journey to Snowdon & The Moses Griffith Supplement

      London: Henry Hughes, 1778 1st ed, VG, 47 plates, 2 eng tps, 3 vignettes. 1 volume in full contemporary calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, a few scuffs. Modern spine to style, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to black leather label. Internally, new endpapers, bookplate of RW Kennon to fpd, engraved title page with vignette of Caergwrle Castle by Moses Griffith, [2], (vi), [2], [1], 2-455 pp, [1], [10] index and adverts, eng. frontis + 26 plates (of 26 with 12 folding), + 2 vignettes, some light offsetting. WITH The Supplemental Plates to the Tours in Wales, [1], 2-7 pp, [1], 10 plates (1 folding). WITH The Journey to Snowdon, 1781, vignette of Rudland Castle, [1], 2-197 pp, [2], 1 engraved frontis + 11 plates, + 2 vignettes.Pennants first tour in Wales actually took place in 1773, MDCLXX was corrected by hand to MDCLXXIII on a number of copies, including this one, usual pagination errors but complete. The first part of his North Wales tour that took in the counties of Flint and Denbighshire. This was then followed by a Journey to Snowdon in 1781, when the Moses Griffith supplemental plates were also published. Then in 1784 they, + the continuation, were combined into 2 volumes! A really nice copy, clean, tight with the absolute minimum amount of foxing and browning. (ESTC T133752 for the 1st part. Allibone 1553)After the success of his earlier Tour of Scotland, Pennant undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778–83). See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Astronomy Explained Upon Isaac Newton’s Principles and Made Easy to Those Who Have Not Studied Mathematics

      London: W. Strahan; J. Rivington and Sons and others. VG : in very good condition. Rebacked. Cover lightly rubbed. Minor scuff mark on spine. Heraldic bookplate on paste-down of Thomas Boswall Esq. of Blackadder 'Fortiter'. 1778. The Sixth Edition Corrected. Brown leather cover. 501pp + index :: Frontispiece and 17 fold out plates :: 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6") :: 'To which are added, a Plain Method of finding the Distances of all the Planets from the Sun, by the Transit of Venus over the Sun's Disc, in the year 1761. An account of Mr. Horrox's Observation of the Transit of Venus in the Year 1639: and, Of the Distances of all the Planets from the Sun, as deduced from Observations of the Transit in the Year 1761' .

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        Sundhedstidende. Et medicinsk Ugeskrift af blandet indhold. 3 vol.

      Johan Rudolph Thiele, 1778-1781. Fortale, abonnements navne samt årgangens indhold indbundet i første bog. Øvrige bind med fortale samt årgangens indhold. Indbunden i samt. halvlæder bind med rig rygforgyldning og ophøjede bind.. Bibl.Dan. I, 754. Indbunden i 3 bind.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        COMMENTARIUS AD PANDECTAS, in quo praeter Romani Juris principia ac controversias illustriores, Neapoli 1778-1781, Typographia Ursiniana

      cm 18 x 24,5, ril. coeva mz, perg. con piatti ricoperti in carta decorata, qualche spellatura ai dorsi, danni al dorso del sec. volume, interno con macchioline diffuse e carta legg. stanca, testo in latino su due colonne. EDITIO PRIMA NEAPOLITANA. Ritratto dell'autore a lato frontespizio del primo volume . Volume I 1778 - pp. 472 (XII). Volume II 1778 - pp. 420. Volume III 1778 - pp. 510. Volume IV 1780 - pp. 456. Volume V 1780 - pp. 560. Volume VI 1781 - pp. 570. Volume VII 1781 - pp. 208, con index generalis rerum et materiarum. In questo volume sono uniti, ciascuno con proprio frontespizio : De Familia Erciscunda liber singularis pp. 88 (1781). De Jure militari liber singularis pp. 94 (1781). I sette volumi assieme

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        "Mappemonde ou Carte Générale de L' Univers...Avec Le Tour du Monde du Lieut. Cook..."

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 47,5x92cm Augsburg c. 1778 Mathias Albrecht Lotter (1741 - 1810) was a map engraver and worked for his father Tobias.. Excellent example!

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        Beschreibung der vornehmsten Merckwurdigkeiten in H.R.

      Reichs freyen Stadt Nürnberg und der hohen Schule zu Altdorf. Nebst einem chronologischen Verzeichnisse der von Deutschen, insonderheit Nürnbergern, erfundenen Künste, vom XIII Jahrhunderte bis auf jetzige Zeiten. Mit Kupfern. Nürnberg, Johann Eberhard Zeh, 1778. 8vo. (16),+ 762,+ (2) pp.+ 3 fold. engr. plates,+ 5 woodcut plate, of which 4 folding,+ 1 printed table. Wood-cuts in text, one full page. Minor spotting. Contemporary grey paper boards. From the library of Ericsberg, with the signature of David Gotthilf Hildebrand, dated Nürnberg 1784, "ex dono Authoris". Carlander III, 564. C. G. von Murr (1733-1811), art historian and publisher. He describes here the most important art works of the churches, museums, private art collections, natural history cabinets, and public and private libraries of Nürnberg and the university town of Altdorf. David Gotthart Henric Hildebrand (1761-1808)

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        Plate XXXVIII fromThe Aurelian. A natural history of English moths and butterflies [XXXVIII]

      London: 1778 [plates watermarked 1810]. Hand-coloured engraving. Loss to right margin skilfully restored.. 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. 15 x 10 1/2 inches. A fascinating plate depicting several butterflies and moths and their pre-winged forms from 'a timeless classic' and the 'most celebrated of all the early books about butterflies and moths' (Salmon) in exceptionally bright and fresh condition. Lisney held that Harris was 'one of the most outstanding authors of entomological literature during the eighteenth century.' The present work is en example and displays a beautiful balance between accurate and innovative observation and the highest artistic merit. 'Harris began to take an active interest in entomology about the age of twelve and ... was an accurate and original observer. He was, it is believed, the first to draw attention to the importance of wing neuration [the arrangement or distribution of nerves] in the classification of lepidoptera and upon this principle he arranged the species in his published works, illustrating them in colour with a high degree of accuracy. Harris certainly contributed much to the knowledge of the science and was one of the leading entomologists of his century. He was also a miniature painter of no mean accomplishment' (Lisney p.156). 'Moses Harris did much to encourage entomology at a time when the original dynamism of the age of Ray and the first Aurelian Society was waning. He was probably the prime mover in founding the second Aurelian Society ... and in the unsurpassed plates of The Aurelian he left a timeless classic to future generations' (Salmon p.117). Hagen I, p. 341; Lisney 233; Nissen, ZBI 1835; Salmon The Aurelian Legacy (2000) pp.115-117.

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        A Pair: [Morning], [Evening]

      London: Published by J. Watts, Dealer in Prints & Drawings opposite the Mews Gate Charing Cross, 1 June 1778. Mezzotints. Printed on laid watermarked paper. In excellent condition. [Morning] Image size: 9 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches. Plate mark: 10 x 13 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 14 7/8 inches. [Evening] Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 7/8. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 13 7/8. Sheet size: 10 3/4 x 15 1/8 inches. This is a stunning pair of mezzotints of two hunting dogs catching their quarry, by John Watts after paintings by Abraham Hondius. Watts was a successful printmaker and publisher who was active in London during the second half of the eighteenth century. He was famed for his rich mezzotints, which he exhibited in London between 1766 and 1778. Watts scraped mezzotints after some of the most renowned artists of his day, but he had a special penchant for works by the Dutch masters, such as this handsome pair after Abraham Hondius, the celebrated Dutch animal painter. These rich mezzotints are a superb example of Watts's luxurious style of engraving, translating the energy and fluidity of Hondius's beautiful paintings into a dramatic example of superior mezzotint engraving. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs.

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        Specimen historicum typographiae romanae xv. saeculi opera et studio... romae, sumptibus venantii monaldini, 1778.

      Cm. 20,5, pp. xiv (2) 308. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale incisa in rame ed una tavola ripiegata fuori testo contenente gli specimen tipografici di Sweynheym e Pannartz. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare fresco, marginoso (in barbe) ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questo erudito trattato sulla storia della tipografia romana del Quattrocento. La prima parte ne traccia le linee generali, mentre la seconda contiene un elenco delle opere più significative del periodo. L'autore fu profondo studioso di bibliografia e storia della stampa, soprattutto italiana, e bibliotecario del Cardinale De Brienne. Cfr. Brunet III, 774, Olschki, n.17357 e Lozzi, n. 4379. Non comune, soprattutto in tale, impeccabile stato di conservazione.

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        Commentaria De Jure Regni Neapolitani in quinque tomos distributa. Auctore Francisco Rapolla JC. Regio Consiliario, ac Presidenti Reg. Cam. Summariae &c. Tomus I. Juris publici libros tres priores continens. Editio quarta Novis additionibus adaucta. Neapoli, Ex Typographia Ursiniana, sumptibus Cajetani Castellano, 1778.

      In 4, [mm. 234 x 183], pp. (4) ? 256. In pergamena rigida coeva. Al dorso liscio, autore e titolo entro riquadro marrone incorniciato da fregio ondulato e duplice linea. Diverse lacune ai piatti, vecchio restauro con pergamena all?angolo inferiore destro della copertina anteriore e mancanza a quello inferiore destro della copertina posteriore che interessa anche parte della cuffia. Tagli spruzzati. Frontespizio con fregio ornamentale inciso in legno e grande testata con puttini alati in fra elementi vegetali all?inizio dei prolegomeni alle leggi nel Regno di Napoli. Grandi capilettera figurati con trofei all?inizio di ogni libro. Piccolo strappo all?angolo inferiore di p. 67. Alone al margine esterno dell?opera. Purtroppo il solo I tomo della quarta edizione stampata da Vincenzo Orsini a Napoli dell?opera di Francesco Rapolla, il giureconsulto nato ad Atripalda, nei pressi di Avellino, nel 1701 che in un altro trattato De jurisconsulto, pubblicato appena venticinquenne, aveva affrontato il problema della formazione del giurista e quello del modo di apprendere ed interpretare il diritto. Già a venti anni aveva avuto la Cattedra di Ragion canonica e nel 1746 pubblicò la prima edizione di questi commentari, ma le cariche pubbliche che ottenne - Carlo III di Borbone l?aveva voluto al governo di Pozzuoli, Taranto, Ariano, la nomina a Giudice di Vicaria e quella di Segretario della Real Camera - interruppero il progetto di una pubblicazione complessiva sul diritto del Regno, tanto che la parte sul diritto privato non vide mai la luce. Altre edizioni postume di questa opera vennero pubblicate già otto anni dopo la morte avvenuta nel 1762. Biografia degli uomini illustri del Regno di Napoli, Vol. VIII, 1822.

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        Cyclopaedia or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Four Volume Set

      London: Straham, Rivington et al. Worn condition. Content mostly good but some loose or damaged pages and plates. 1778. Reprint. Original leather bindings. [10000pp.] :: Numerous full page b/w plates :: 420mm x 270mm (17" x 11") :: Containing an Explanation of the Terms and an Account of the Several Subjects in the Liberal and Mechanical Arts and the Sciences Human and Divine. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.. Published: 1778-83 .

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        Storia di america [..] tradotta dall'originale inglese dall'abate antonio pillori fiorentino . tomo i [-iv]. in venezia, presso giovanni gatti, 1778.

      4 volumi in-8° (cm. 20), legature coeve in cartonato alla rustica (usure) con titoli ms. su tasselli ai dorsi; carte in ottimo stato in barbe, vignette in rame ai frontespizi raffiguranti l'avvistamento del vascello spagnolo da parte della popolazione indigena, capilettera testatine e finalini, 4 tavole di ritratti in rame in antiporta f.t. di esploratori (Colombo, Las Casas, Pizzarro, Cortes), 4 ampie carte geografiche in rame ripiegate f.t., 1 tavola in rame con figure precolombiane; piccolo strappo laterale alla carta del Golfo del Messico. Ristampa "mercenaria" della prima traduzione italiana (1777), con interessante apostrofe ai tipografi Celli e Ronchi che reclamavano l'esclusiva. Raro con le mappe. Buon es..

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