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        Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. In Two Volumes. To Which are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life

      London: J. Nichols, and sold by J. Dodsley, et al., 1782 . First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 2 volumes. lvii,(1),1-22,(2),23-204; (2), 224pp. 8vo. Frontispiece of the author in Volume 1 drawn by Gainsborough and etched by Bartolozzi, who also engraved the frontispiece to volume 2. The two pages between pp. 22 and 23 of volume 1 contain a letter received too late to be inserted in its proper place. Edited by Miss Crewe; the Life is by Joseph Jekyll. Unevenly bound set. Volume 1 is in the original and rare publisher's boards of cream paper spine and drab paper boards. Volume 2 is in contemporary full calf, spine with gilt rules. List of subscribers present in volume 1. Volume 1 is in fine condition, and the textblock is uncut. Volume 2 has an occasional trace of foxing, hinges cracked but firm, light edgewear and lacks the lettering label else very good. Excessively rare in first edition. Preserved in a custom leather-backed clamshell case. Lowndes p. 2184. ESTC T100345. Sabin 76310.

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        HISTORIA DE GIBRALTAR

      - Madrid, 1782. Antonio de Sancha. Pasta Española con tejuelos dorados en lomera, puntas rozadas. XVI+387pp+XLVIII., 21x15cm. Contiene una lámina despegalble. CADIZ

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Raimundo]
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        Cyprinus Buggenhagii

      Berlin,, c. 1782-97. Print. Copper engraving, 21.5 x 40 cms, original hand-colour, from the folio edition of “Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische”.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Essai Sur L'Influence de la Poudre a Canon Dans L'Art de la Guerre Moderne

      Societé Typographique, Dessau, 1782. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 19th century half green morocco over marbled boards. Moderate foxing and browning throughout, but clean otherwise. There was a Leipzig edition published in 1788. Mauvillon was powerful figure in 18th century German liberalism, a proponent of a robust private sector and extreme laissez-fair governmental policy. xxiv, 502, XV pp with 7 folding plates at the rear. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Inventory No: 043844. .

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        An act to enable His Majesty to conclude a peace or truce with certain Colonies in North America therein Mentioned

      London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1782. Very Good. [2], 787-788 p.; 32 cm. (folio). Disbound. Title page reads "Anno Regni Georgii III. . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Thirty-first Day of October, Anno Domini 1780, in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third . . . And from thence continued, by several Prorogations, to the Twenty-seventh Day of November, 1781; Being the Second Session of the Fifteenth Parliament of Great Britain." Woodcut royal coat of arms above the imprint. Woodcut headpiece and historiated initial at the beginning of the act. The act declaring that King George III could conclude a peace treaty with the "Colonies or Plantations, or any of them, or any Part or Parts thereof." This led to the signing of provisional articles of peace between the United States and Great Britain in November 1782, and the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, or the Paris Peace Treaty, in September 1783. Extremely scarce. In Very Good+ Condition: disbound; small chip at tail of spine; 1-cm. tear from fold without loss; upper edges and fore-edges slightly darkened; otherwise clean and bright.

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        CECILIA, OR MEMOIRS OF AN HEIRESS

      1782. Very Good. [BURNEY, Frances]. CECILIA, OR MEMOIRS OF AN HEIRESS. By the author of Evelina. In five volumes. London: Printed for T. Payne and Son at the Mews-Gate, and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1782. First edition. Five 12mo. volumes. [ii],293;263;365;328;398 pp. Worn contemporary bindings of quarter calf with marbled sides, decorative rules gilt-stamped to spines. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey (1781-1859) in all volumes. In general, spines have darkened and are flaking in places; gilt- stamped spine numerals have dulled so that only one is still readable; and, only one volume retains its gilt-stamped black label on spine. In particular, the backstrip of Vol. 1 has a vertical split near the center, a chip at the crown, and has been glued down; its top board is nearly off and is attached by the sewing cords. Upper joints of Vols. 2 & 3 are starting. Text leaves show intermittent light foxing but are generally clean. One signature (B) in Vol. 2 is slightly sprung at the bottom. In Vol. 4, one leaf (E2, p. 99-100) is missing the bottom fore-corner (but all text is intact) and a few leaves in one signature (L) have a small puncture at the inner margin. One leaf (E7) in Vol. 5 has short closed tear in margin. The bindings are fragile but the bookblocks and text leaves are better than very good. (CBEL, ii, p. 527). Cecilia was Burney's second novel to be published anonymously and, like Evelina, it was both a critical and popular success. Among her contemporary admirers were Dr. Johnson, Edmund Burke, and Joshua Ryenolds. Her accute social observations and the touches of light comedy in her early work were a model for the succeeding generation of female writers, notably Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen. It was in the concluding pages of Cecilia that Austen found the title of her first novel, Pride and Prejudice. (DNB).

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        Corpus Juris Civilis quo Jus Universum Justinianeum comprehenditur

      Turín: Augustae Taurinorum, Ex Typographia Regia, 1782. Dos volúmenes en 4to.mayor; 3 hs., 1911 pp., 3 hs. + 3 hs., 1499 pp. Encuadernación del diecinueve en piel marbreada, con ruedas doradas en los planos y lomera ornada.

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        Constitutiones Epidemicae Et Morbi Potissimum

      nbsp;Leipzig -Vindobonae, 1782 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce medical text discussing the nature of arthritis and its treatment. Volume One Complete all published. Very scarce -BL and Wellcome only in England. Gerard van Swieten 1700 1772 was a Dutch-Austrian physician. Van Swieten became the personal physician of the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa. In this position he implemented a transformation of the Austrian health service and medical university education. He founded a botanical garden, a chemical laboratory and introduced clinical instruction. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart,withmarks to boards and bumping. Internally, firmly bound, bright though with background foxing. There is a binder's label to the front pastedown and offsetting to endpapers. There are ink stamps throughout and one to the titlepage. Overall: GOOD.

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        AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD MDCCLXXXII

      London: John Wilkie for the Company of Stationers, 1782. Fine in matching slipcase that has darkened. 16mo. (4" x 2 1/8"), 4p. Printed in red and black. In a beautiful binding of full red straight-grained morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine and covers with densely gilt ornamentation Goldsmith miniature almanacks for other years, 1681-1840, are listed in Welsh 3090-3094 and Spielmann 167-170B.

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        The History of Tom Jones,A Foundling. In Four Volumes

      London - W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, et al, 1782 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A late eighteenth century edition of Tom Jones in a full calf binding that looks smart on the shelf. With engraved frontispieces. Complete in Four Volumes. Tom Jones is considered a work that established the tradition of the comic novel in English -ODNB. Condition: In a full calf binding, recently rebacked, with the original boards. Externally, some shelfwear to the original boards. The inner hinges have been reinforced. Internally, firmly bound, with some foxing prominent tothe first and last few pages, and the occasional spot or mark elsewhere. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece

      Paris:, 1782. Folio (522 × 335 mm) Contemporary dark green straight-grained morocco by Kalhoeber - ticket verso of front free endpaper, title direct to the spine, paired narrow bands, framed by gilt rules of various thickness, simple geometric panelling to the boards, beaded edge-roll, all edges gilt, bold Greek key roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers. With engraved vignette title, 13 maps, 2 of them folding, 32 full-page views, 27 sheets of half-page plates, maps and plans, 29 full-page plates (largely of architectural details), 4 costume illustrations on 1 sheet and 14 superb illustrative head- and tail-pieces. A little rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, some judicious restoration at the head and tail of the spine and to the board edges, light browning and occasional foxing of the contents, but overall very good, and a handsomely-presented copy. First edition, first issue, the Discours Préliminaire concluding on the fourth line of page xvi. First volume only, but complete in itself, and without doubt one of the most desirable of all eighteenth-century works on Greece. A second volume was published in two parts, the first in 1809, and the "final biographical livraison was published posthumously" (Blackmer), edited by the cartographer Barbie du Bocage, in 1822. Choiseul-Gouffier first went to Greece in 1776 as a member of a scientific expedition to the eastern Mediterranean on board the Atalante, commanded by the marquis de Chabert, a veteran of the American Revolution, who was charged with the correction of the French navy's charts of the region. The party included Jean-Baptiste Hilaire, considered by Boppe, in his Les Peintres du Bosphore au Dix-huitième Siècle, to be the artist amongst the early orientalists who best understood the Levant, and who contributed the expressive landscapes and well-observed and characterful costume studies; the engineer and architect Jacques Foucherot, who surveyed the archaeological sites and provides the superb plates of architectural details; and Foucherot's secretary, François Kauffer, later to identify the site of ancient Troy at Hisarlik, who was responsible for producing of most of the detailed charts of harbours and islands. The spectacular baroque allegorical tailpieces, most of them emblematic of the islands visited, are the work of Guët, Choffard, Varin, Moreau le jeune, and Hilaire amongst others. The work met with immediate and enthusiastic success, which greatly facilitated the advance of Choiseul-Gouffier's academic and political career. He was elected a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres in 1782, and of the Académie Française in 1783, and in 1784 became the French ambassador to Constantinople. Following the Revolution he was replaced, but he ignored the recall to Paris for fear of execution, and in 1792 emigrated to Russia where he became director of the Academy of Arts and Imperial Library, finding great favour with the empress. Under the Empire, Napoleon's amnesty to emigrés allowed him to return to France, and at the Restoration he became a minister of state and a peer, also regaining his seat at the Académie in 1816.

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        Neue Briefe für und wider das Mönchswesen, mit unparteyischer Feder entworfen. Gedruckt im Jahr 1782

      Ulm, Wagner 1782. 4 Bände in 1; 163 (richtig 167, 141-144 doppelt gez.), 224; 220, (4, letzte 3 weiß); 165, (3, letzte 2 weiß) Seiten; Festeinband, Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit - Hayn / Gotendorf I, 458f. - Holzm. / Boh. Anonym I, 7967 - Jeder Band ist einer Person bzw. Personengruppe gewidmet: Band 1: Kaiser Joseph II., Band 2: Papst Pius VI., Band 3: Den Ordensgeneralen, Band 4 mit Nebentitel: Das Ende des Coelibats der Römischkatholischen Geistlichkeit an dem Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Dem Kardinal von ***. Auf Vorsatz zeitgenössische Notiz "Ist durchaus bey Christian Ulrich Wagner dem Sohn gedruckt worden". Bis auf einen kleinen Einriß von 3 mm am Rücken oben gut erhalten und fleckenfrei auf stärkerem Papier. -

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        Reglamento Para Precaver y Extinguir en Mexico los Incendios

      1782. Viana, Francisco Leandro de [1730-1804]. Reglamento Para Precaver y Extinguir en Mexico los Incendios de sus Casas, y Edificios Publicos. Madrid: Por Don Joachin Ibarra, 1782. [iv], xviii, 90, xiv pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece (of Princess Maria Luisa de Borbon). Quarto (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary speckled sheep, gilt fillets to boards, gilt spine, marbled endpapers. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, small scuff near center of rear board, light toning to text, internally clean. A very well-preserved copy. * Only edition. Issued for Spanish Mexico, this is a code of laws relating to fire prevention, fire fighting and property damaged by fire. OCLC locates a handful of copies in North America, but only 1 in a law library (Harvard). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 99408.

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        Erste Gründe zur Feldmeßkunst für junge Leute die sich diesem Geschäfte widmen wollen. 2. verm. Auflage Nürnberg, Schneider u. Weigel 1808. 8°. 4 Bll., 87 S., mit 9 (gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, Pbd. d. Zt.

      - Sehr selten (kein Ex. über KVK nachweisbar !).- Laut Einleitung erstmals 1782 erschienen (auch von dieser Ausg. kein Ex nachweisbar).- Die Tafeln zeigen geometrische Figuren sowie einen "Plan der Neustadt am Monager Strom mit allen dazu gehörigen Dorffschaften wie solcher durch Quadrate verkleinert werden kann".- Titel gestempelt, etw. gebräunt, tls. stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        Operum

      Engraved medallion portrait on title of Vol. I & 14 folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., 466, [2] pp.; 2 p.l., 533, [3] pp.; 3 p.l., 561, [3] pp. 3 vols. Large 4to, slightly later vellum-backed marbled boards (some dustiness & occasional light foxing), arms of The Society of Writers to the Signet on covers, later red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Milan: J. Galeati, 1782-83-85. First collected edition of Frisi's important scientific writings on mathematics, physics, hydraulics, and astronomy. "In physics his research must be evaluated in relation to the concepts dominant in his time, which led him to justify and interpret certain phenomena of light and aspects of electricity, referring to the vibratory motion of ether and other properties attributed to it. As an astronomer he concerned himself with the daily movement of the earth (in De motu diurno terrae, awarded a prize by the Berlin Academy), the obliquity of the ecliptic, the movement of the moon, the determination of the meridian circle, and matters concerning gravity in relation to Newton's general theories. His mathematical activity included studies on kinematics (composition of rotatory movements, etc.) and, notably, on isoperimetry. He also did work in hydraulics and was called upon to plan works for the regulation of rivers and canals in various parts of northern Italy. He was responsible for laying out the canal built in 1819 between Milan and Pavia."­D.S.B., V, p. 195. Very good set. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. Houzeau & Lancaster 3493. Riccardi, I, 490­"Bella ediz." .

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        EHON MUCHI BUKURO

      1782. [EHON] Torii KIYONAGA, artist. EHON MUCHI BUKURO. Toto [Edo], Iseya, Temmei 2 [1782]. 2 vols. in one. 21.4 x 15.1 CM, String-bound, Japanese- style, fukuro-toji. Extremely rare color printed book of scenes derring- do, rendered in Kiyonaga's wonderful style. Ten double page and three single page plates. Rubbed and a bit soiled, especially the first half of the work. With a [early 19th century?] hand drawn sketch of a tiger on the cover which is quite lovely in and of itself. There is a copy of this work in the British Museum, but I have not been able to track down any other copies outside Japan and the KSSM only lists the copy in the Diet Library.. [See Hillier 383, 387 for more on this work]. As the covers are not original, the title page, which had been laid down to the inner front cover, is missing as well. The colophon is present, as are the text and images. Though a prolific primtmaker, Kiyonaga illustrated few books, though the quality of these designs makes one wonder why. In a handsoome clasped chitsu case.

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        A description of Gibraltar with an account of the blockade, siege, the attempt by nine sail of fire-ships, the sally made from the garrison, and every thing remarkable or worthy notice that has occurred in that place since the commencement of the Spanish war: likewise the vast importance of this valuable fortress to Great Britain clearly stated and explained

      Lon., 1782.. b/w folding map, plate. Scarce contemporary account of the Seige of Gibraltar, and an important source for later historians. It includes a large folding plan of the peninsula, with detailed annotations, a plate of a Spanish gun boat, and a list of British ships. OCLC shows 5 institutional holdings of the book, though there are more in microform. However, it is quite scarce in the trade. Bound in original marbled boards, rebacked in period calf with label.

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        Collection complette de toutes les médailles du Chévalier Jean Charles Hedlinguer, dessinées par . et gravées en maniére noire par Jean Elie Haid.

      Jean Jaques Haid et Fils, Augsburg 1782 - engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, 19, 24 pp., with 132 mezzotint engravings (numbered I-LXXVIII, 1-32 and 1-22) on 79 plates, each plate tipped to a blank page. Contemporary paper boards, spine with label in manuscript, chipped at joints and edges. Mild toning on first few leaves; edges of blank pages darkened. Old ownership stamp partially effaced in margin of title page and one other leaf. Overall an attractive copy. Very rare first edition of this work illustrating the medals of Swiss-born Johann Karl Hedlinger (1691-1771), the celebrated medalists whose works rate as ¿the most elegant and individualistic effigies of the 18th century.¿ After training as a goldsmith and working for the mints in Lucerne and Paris, he was invited to become chief engraver of the Stockholm Mint, where he worked for more than a quarter century (1718-1745), commemorating events in the reigns of three monarchs and producing a series of medals that depict Swedish rulers from the 9th century onwards (plates numbered 1-32). Fuesli¿s preface, a short biography of Hedlinger (unsigned, but definitely not by Fuesli), and a list of subjects of the medals appear in both German and French. What follows is a veritable Who¿s Who of political theater during the European Baroque. The most well-represented monarch, of course, is Frederick I (r. 1720-1751), who also shares three double-portraits with Queen consort Ulrika Eleonora. In addition, Hedlinger cast a number of commemorative medals for heads of state, among them Christian VI of Denmark and Norway, and England¿s George II. These are generally intermixed with contemporary portraits of notable Swedes: Arvid Horn (1664-1742), general to Charles XII and manager of nearly all of Frederick¿s state and foreign affairs; Olof Thegner, magistrate and governor of Stockholm; Carl Gustav Tessin, ambassador to France from 1739-1742; and Tessin¿s father Nicodemus the Younger, the country¿s most famous architect. Hedlinger¿s work was so esteemed that he was invited to apply his talents for the rulers of Poland, Denmark, Belgium and other countries. Most politically significant, however, are two Russian portraits: the first depicting Andrei Osterman, the German-born factotum for Tsar Peter I who arranged the Treaty of Nystad in 1721 (depriving Sweden of the Baltic states), and the other depciting Admiral Nikolai Golovin, who brilliantly commanded Russia¿s Baltic Fleet during the decisive Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743). These medals are testament to a Swedish monarchy whose military clout and international influence were rapidly on the wane. A medal cast for Kozbekci Mustafa Aga, the Ottoman envoy who arrived in Stockholm in 1727 to collect on the debts of Charles XII, seems to sharpen the blow¿as does a portrait of Swedish general Charles Emil Lewenhaupt, who, after inciting the disastrous war with Russia, was executed in 1743 as a sort of symbolic national expiation. The volume also includes Hedlinger¿s portraits of fellow engravers Joseph Roettiers and Antonio Maria de Gennaro, as well as a handful of striking self-portraits. . OCLC: NYPL, NYU. * Not in the Berlin Catalogue. Collation agrees with that of the copy in the Herzog-August Bibliothek. On Fuesli, see Bénézit, Dictionary of Artists XI, 857; cf also the Encyclopedia Britannica. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALGEMEENE EIGENSCHAPPEN VAN DE ELECTRICITEIT, ONDERRICHTING VAN DE WERKTUIGEN EN HET NEEMEN VAN PROEVEN IN DEZELVE [GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRICITY CT IN 2 VOLS]

      Pieter Hayman, Pieter Hayman, 1782-, Amsterdam - Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; [18], 191, [1]; xiv, [11], xxvii, 300 pages; Contemp. 1/2 calf. & marbled bds; light edge wear. Binding and text is solid. With 13 fold plates. Ink library stamp to title page, red/white advesive stamp to verso, "Foed. Amer. Staat" - tiny blue bookplate, card pocket. Published in 1782 and [1794]. Scattered light spotting. Wheeler Gifts I, 507; John Cuthbertson (English, 1743 - 1821) ; English born instrument maker and inventor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall 1782 - 8vo., contemporary half calf with marbled boards lettered in gilt; with minor rubbing to spine. Ninth edition of Burke's famous treatise, with a new introductory discourse concerning taste. Edward W. Titus's copy, with the founder and publisher of the Black Manikin Press's library bookplates on the front and back pastedowns. A significant association copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Dutch Colony of the Cape of Good Hope by L. S. De la Rochette

      London, 1782 - (MAP) Image 20 x 13 inches, framed to 19 x 25-1/2 inches overall. Hand colored copper engraving by William Faden. Fine

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        The School of Raphael; or, the Student’s Guide to Expression in Historical Painting. Illustrated by Examples engraved by Duchange, and others, under the inspection of Sir Nicholas Dorigny, from his own Drawings after the most celebrated Heads in the

      John Boydell London: John Boydell, 1782. Rare, extra-illustrated second edition of an artist’s drawing manual based on the “most celebrated heads” from Raphael’s Sistine Chapel tapestry cartoons, which William and Mary had Sir Christopher Wren install in their own gallery at Hampton Court (later transferred to V & A.) Although eagerly studied by 18th century British artists as the fons et origo of academic art, the cartoons proved controversial with the advent of stronger artistic personalities. It is no accident that Sir Joshua Reynolds published an influential article during in 1759, when the first editionj of the present work appeared. "Eager to find faults in Raphael's Cartoons, Reynolds's "Connoisseur" uses them to air his familiarity with academic rules and modern art theory, citing the "Line of Beauty and Grace", the need for variety, and the virtues of pyramidal design.” (Krysmanski).The School of Raphael’s 102 plates show moods ranging from Affection (in Christ’s Charge to Peter) to Zeal (Elymas the Sorcerer).The volume also includes “THE OUTLINES of each HEAD,” (unnumbered and interleaved with plates 1-45). These Raphael heads were drawn by Nicolas Dorigny, and engraved by the best known reproductive printers of the era.. The book also included “several PLATES of the Most celebrated Antique Statues, Skeletons and Anatomical Figures, Engraved by an Eminent Artist,” (plates I-XII). This copy of The School of Raphael is extra-illustrated with four large-scale engravings of nudes in classical poses and landscapes. They were drawn and engraved by the prolific Bernard Picart (1673-1733), and likely come from a larger volume of anatomy studies (numbers 60, 62-3, 66).The present edition is known to have been in the library of Sir John Soane.OCLC: LoC, UChicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Winterthur, MMA.*Catalogue of the Library of Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, 1878, p 312; Krysmanski, "Benjamin Ralph's School of Raphael (1759): Praise for Hogarth and a Direct Source for Reynolds", British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 24 (Spring 2001), 15-32.. Folio [42.8 x 28.5 cm], [6], 21, [1] p., XI [i.e. XII], 102 leaves of plates from Dorigny’s drawings after Raphael (45 in outline), 12 on geometry, anatomy and antique sculpture, and four extra-illustrated leaves by B. Picart. Bound in nineteenth-century half calf and marbled boards with leather corners. Rubbing to spine, boards and edges, with a partial library sticker on front pastedown. Very occasional foxing to leaves and plates, a few graphite annotations in margins; order of several plates near end transposed.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE, KINDS, CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF INSANITY, LUNACY OR MADNESS

      Leicester and London, 2 printers (see below), 1782.. 2 VOLUMES, FIRST VOLUME FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING, VOLUME 2, SECOND EDITION, BOTH IN PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL BOARDS AS ISSUED. VOLUME1: Leicester, printed by G. Ireland for G. Robinson, 1782, 8vo, 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, the prelims are bound out of order and are missing two leaves ix-xii, pages (iv) followed by pages xiii-xvi then i-viii, 1-324 plus viii page catalogue of the principal books quoted in the volume, still in the original publisher's boards, ink lettering on spine and upper cover, pages untrimmed. 35 mm (1½ inch) crack to top of upper hinge, slight nick to bottom of spine, corners and board edges slightly worn, insignificant old worming to inner margins throughout, varying in size but not affecting any text, occasional nicks to outer margins, not affecting any text, pages vary in size due to being untrimmed, endpapers lightly foxed, otherwise a very good clean tight copy, complete with the half title. VOLUME 2 : Second edition corrected and improved, London, printed for Richard Phillips, 1806, 8vo, 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, pages: viii, 1-344, original boards, printed paper label. Spine worn with loss, paper label chipped with slight loss, hinges weak but still holding, light age-browning and foxing throughout, a few small corner creases, no half-title present, otherwise a good copy. Good set of first and second editions. See Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry 1535-1860, pages 467-71. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Collection complette de toutes les médailles du Chévalier Jean Charles Hedlinguer, dessinées par ... et gravées en maniére noire par Jean Elie Haid

      Augsburg: Jean Jaques Haid et Fils, 1782. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio [35.5 x 26 cm]. engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, 19, 24 pp., with 132 mezzotint engravings (numbered I-LXXVIII, 1-32 and 1-22) on 79 plates, each plate tipped to a blank page. Contemporary paper boards, spine with label in manuscript, chipped at joints and edges. Mild toning on first few leaves; edges of blank pages darkened. Old ownership stamp partially effaced in margin of title page and one other leaf. Overall an attractive copy. Very rare first edition of this work illustrating the medals of Swiss-born Johann Karl Hedlinger (1691-1771), the celebrated medalists whose works rate as "the most elegant and individualistic effigies of the 18th century." After training as a goldsmith and working for the mints in Lucerne and Paris, he was invited to become chief engraver of the Stockholm Mint, where he worked for more than a quarter century (1718-1745), commemorating events in the reigns of three monarchs and producing a series of medals that depict Swedish rulers from the 9th century onwards (plates numbered 1-32). Fuesli's preface, a short biography of Hedlinger (unsigned, but definitely not by Fuesli), and a list of subjects of the medals appear in both German and French. What follows is a veritable Who's Who of political theater during the European Baroque. The most well-represented monarch, of course, is Frederick I (r. 1720-1751), who also shares three double-portraits with Queen consort Ulrika Eleonora. In addition, Hedlinger cast a number of commemorative medals for heads of state, among them Christian VI of Denmark and Norway, and England's George II. These are generally intermixed with contemporary portraits of notable Swedes: Arvid Horn (1664-1742), general to Charles XII and manager of nearly all of Frederick's state and foreign affairs; Olof Thegner, magistrate and governor of Stockholm; Carl Gustav Tessin, ambassador to France from 1739-1742; and Tessin's father Nicodemus the Younger, the country's most famous architect. Hedlinger's work was so esteemed that he was invited to apply his talents for the rulers of Poland, Denmark, Belgium and other countries. Most politically significant, however, are two Russian portraits: the first depicting Andrei Osterman, the German-born factotum for Tsar Peter I who arranged the Treaty of Nystad in 1721 (depriving Sweden of the Baltic states), and the other depciting Admiral Nikolai Golovin, who brilliantly commanded Russia's Baltic Fleet during the decisive Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743). These medals are testament to a Swedish monarchy whose military clout and international influence were rapidly on the wane. A medal cast for Kozbekci Mustafa Aga, the Ottoman envoy who arrived in Stockholm in 1727 to collect on the debts of Charles XII, seems to sharpen the blow-as does a portrait of Swedish general Charles Emil Lewenhaupt, who, after inciting the disastrous war with Russia, was executed in 1743 as a sort of symbolic national expiation. The volume also includes Hedlinger's portraits of fellow engravers Joseph Roettiers and Antonio Maria de Gennaro, as well as a handful of striking self-portraits. ............................................................................ OCLC: NYPL, NYU. * Not in the Berlin Catalogue. Collation agrees with that of the copy in the Herzog-August Bibliothek. On Fuesli, see Bénézit, Dictionary of Artists XI, 857; cf also the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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        Il Bergamasco

      Coloritura coeva mm 405x305

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        An Exposition of English Insects Including the Several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies & Libellulae ... Minutely Described, Arranged, & Named According to the Linnean System with Remarks

      London: Sold by Mr. White and Mr. Robson. G : in Good condition. Cover heavily rubbed at edges with corner wear. Some light dust marking. Page 45 and 79 [text pages] torn with no loss. Several plates smudged with remnants of pencil marks otherwise illustrations bright. 1782. [Second Edition]. Half leather marbled board cover. 170pp :: One plain plain and 51 hand coloured copper plates, including frontispiece :: 330mm x 250mm (13" x 10") :: Text in English and French .

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        A List of the Officers of the Army,

      London: War-Office,, 1782,. With an Alphabetical Index;) of the Officers of the Marine Forces, and of the Officers of Half-Pay; and a Succession of Colonels. A List, also, of the Officers of the Militia, and the Fencible and Provincial Forces in Great-Britain. Octavo (230 × 142 mm). Contemporary red morocco, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with ribbon tools, green morocco label, marbled endpapers, Greek key roll to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Spine tanned, morocco label chipped, corners bumped, and few small scuffs and marks to binding, contents fresh. A very good copy. First edition. Wide-margined, and attractively "presentation bound" late eighteenth-century army list. Highly desirable thus.

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        Reflexiones imparciales sobre la humanidad de los espa–oles en las Indias

      Joaqu’n Ibarra. Madrid, 1782. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition Madrid 1782. Half-title, slight worming with small loss to end blanks only, not affecting text, else a very clean and crisp copy. Contemporary vellum a little soiled. [Palau 196692; Sabin 56309], 8vo 21 cms by 15 cms.

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        THE POETS OF GREAT BRITAIN

      1782. Very Good. BELL, John, ed. THE POETS OF GREAT BRITAIN. Edinburgh: The Apollo Press, 1776-1782. 24mo., original speckled calf with gilt dentelles, spine rules, and gilt red morocco spine labels (some missing/chipped). 106 of 109 volumes, bound in 57 books. Engraved frontispieces and extra titles. Very good, a few joints quite tender, a few crowns/heels very slightly chipped. Most of the books are two volumes in one; some are single volumes, or two or three individual volumes bound together. As follows: Akenside 1 + 2 Buckingham/Roscommon 1 + 1 Butler 1 + 2, 3 Chaucer 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 + 8, 9 + 10, 11 + 12, 13, 14 Churchill 1 + 2, 3 Congreve/Addison 1 + 1 Cowley 1 + 2, 3 + 4 Cunningham/Broome 1 + 1 Donne 1 + 2, 3 Dryden 1 + 2, 3 Dyer/Denham 1 + 1 Fenton/Lansdown (Granville) 1 + 1 Hughes 1 + 2 King 1 + 2 Mallet/Hammond/Lyttelton 1 + 1 + 1 Milton 1 + 2, 3 + 4 Moore/Pitt/Gray 1 + 1 + 1 Parnell 1 ( of 2; Vol. 1 only) Philips/Armstrong/Collins 1 + 1 + 1 Philips (Ambrose)/West 1 + 1 Pomfret/Garth 1 + 1 Pope 1 + 2, 3 + 4 Prior 1 + 2, 3 Savage 1 + 2 Shenstone 1 + 2 Somerville 1 + 2 Spenser 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 + 8 Swift 1 + 2, 3 + 4 Thomson 1 + 2 Tickell/Rowe 1 + 1 Waller 1 + 2 Watts 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 Young 1 + 2, 3 + 4

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        Voyages autour du monde, et vers les deux PÙles

      Paris,: chez Moutard,, 1782.. Two volumes, octavo, with ten folding engraved maps and plates; a fine copy in contemporary French marbled calf, spine ornately decorated in gilt in compartments, some abrasion to boards. First edition: the rare original account of PagËs' extensive narrative of travel and exploration, of most interest for the second volume which recounts his voyage towards the South Pole in search of a Southern Continent under Kerguelen in 1773-74. The ten fine engravings all relate to this part of the work.This was Kerguelen's second voyage, and a disastrous one: PagËs was to be an important witness in the subsequent court-martial of the commander for the events surrounding the dismasting of his ship during a storm. Kerguelen was dismissed from the service, and his own printed account of the voyage, which was officially suppressed, is today very rare. This second volume also describes PagËs' experiences on a whaling voyage north of Spitzbergen in 1776, which includes much information on whaling and the natural history of the whale.Kerguelen's voyages brought to an end, at last, the long-held French belief in "Gonneville land", a mythical continent based on the accidental southern discoveries of the French sailor De Gonneville at the beginning of the sixteenth century. As well as finally proving to the French what Cook had already generally demonstrated - that the southern continent was a fiction - their disastrous result ensured that promotion in the French navy would henceforth be based on merit rather than breeding. 'La PÈrouse may not have been a well-connected courtier, but he was honest and capable: that he was given the opportunity to lead the most comprehensive French expedition of the eighteenth century was a direct result of the Kerguelen episode...' (J. Dunmore, French Explorers in the Pacific, p. 249; pp. 196-249 give a full history of Kerguelen and his significance in the history of French exploration).Hill, 1285 (English edition only); Spence, 887.

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        Beyträge zur Bestimmung des Alters unserer Erde, und ihrer Bewohner der Menschen

      Wien: Joseph Herold, 1782 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 472 pp. Contemporary grey cardboard. ---- First Edition, very scarce. GÜSSMANN, Franz (1741-1806), a Jesuit physician in Lemberg and Professor of Natural History at University of Vienna, published a couple of interesting books on astronomical and mineralogical themes. He had been the first to suggest (in 1785) that meteorites actually fell from the sky. He was supported in this hypothesis by the German scientist Franz Chladni (1756-1827), but it was nevertheless well over 100 years before the theory was finally accepted, following the impact of the Tunguska metorite in 1908. This work deals with creation and the age of the earth and its inhabitants..

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        HOMERI HYMNUS IN CEREREM, NUNC PRIMUM EDITUS A DAVIDE RUHNKENIO. ACCEDUNT DUAE EPISTOLAE CRITICAE, EX EDITIONE ALTERA, MULTIS PARTIBUS LOCUPLETIORES

      Unknown.: Lugduni Batavorum Apud Samuel et Joann Luchtmans., 1782. ....xvi, 84pp, 303pp + 3pg. Index....ORIGINAL VELLUM BINDING (VERY TIGHT) & TITLE ON SPINE...GREEK TEXT....EXCELLENT PROVENANCE BACK TO THE 18TH CENTURY INCLUDING bookplate of CHARLES JAMES BLOMFIELD, D.D. inside front cover....Blomfield was a Bishop of London for 28 years....Former owners' name, B. OSGOOD PEIRCE printed on endpaper....PEIRCE was a Professor of Mathematics & Physics at Harvard College & was later named Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy....TEXT IS WITHOUT FAULTS!!. Hard Cover. Very Good +. 8vo.

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        A New Book of Single Cyphers, Comprising Six Hundred; Invented & Engraved by Php. Barraud

      (London), (1782). first edition; small quarto, plates 20 cm. tall x 15 cm., 4 engraved preliminary plates (of 5) including the title, 100 numbered engraved plates, each with six examples of intertwined or overlapping letters (these are properly monograms not cyphers); later marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and tips very rubbed and worn, added front free endpaper detached, one of the preliminary plates crudely hand colored, general age toning and age staining but images not obscured and paper not fragile, this copy signed by American engraver Hazen Morse, his name stamped on binding, and a pencil note dated 1841 with a gift inscription to him from Charles, also a large signature of another owner dated 1794. Photos available upon request.

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        Histoire des quatre dernieres campagnes du Maréchal de Turenne en 1672, 1673, 1674 & 1675

      Paris, 1782. 41 cm. (4), 8, 217, (1) Seiten mit 1 (von 9) mehrfach gefalteten Kupferstich-Karte, 13 (von 15) teils mehrfach gefalteten Kupferstich-Plänen (davon 2 mit beweglichen Teilen) und 7 gestochenen Vignetten. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Graesse I, 317 - Rumpf 7570 - Stopp / Langel S. 120 - Geschichte und Dokumentation des Krieges der Franzosen gegen die Niederlande und ihre Verbündeten. Turenne (1611 - 1675) war einer der bedeutendsten Feldherren des 17. Jahrhunderts (vgl. Jähns 1155ff). Die Karte (52 x 30 cm) mit Übersicht über Teile von Elsaß, Lothringen und Franche Comté zwischen Sarbourg, Belfort und Mulhausen. Pläne von Rees, Arnheim, Nimwegen, Schenck, Crevecoeur, Bommel, Sinsheim (39 x 51 cm, teilkoloriert, mit 2 beweglichen Teilen), Wasslen (Wasslenheim), Mülhausen, Türkheim (43 x 50 cm, teilkoloriert), Dachstein, Altenheim (34 x 53 cm, teilkoloriert, mit 2 beweglichen Teilen). Einband Schabspuren, Rücken und Ecken restauriert, die ersten Blatt und die Pläne im oberen weißen Rand Feuchtigkeitsspuren. - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        A COLLECTION OF POEMS . . . BY SEVERAL HANDS

      London: for J. Dodsley, 1782. Hardcover. A Pretty Common Title, but inUncommonly Pretty Contemporary Condition. 171 x 114 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/2"). With half titles. Six volumes. SUPERB CONTEMPORARY SPRINKLED CALF, flat spines, wide gilt bands forming elegantly gilt compartments with scrolling cornerpieces and large sunburst centerpiece, red and green morocco labels. Engraved vignette title page, engraved and woodcut headpieces and tailpieces, two engraved plates. Perhaps 20 leaves with moderate foxing, small dent and puncture in the fore edge of four gatherings of the first volume (text unaffected), frequent offsetting in the text, otherwise only insignificant defects internally, the leaves quite fresh and clean. Covers with only trivial imperfections, THE ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE BINDINGS REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED. This is about as fine a copy as one could ever hope to find of this famous collection of 18th century verse (first printed 1748-58), the work for which Dodsley (1703-64) is best remembered. Dodsley began his career as a footman with literary aspirations. According to DNB, he was in service with "Charles Dartiquenave, a well-known London epicure, friend of Swift and Pope, member of the Kitcat Club, and contributor to 'The Tatler.'" Pope became a friend and patron of Dodsley, and helped provide funds for him to leave service and become a bookseller. DNB tells us that our editor's purpose in compiling the present work was "to preserve to the public those poetical performances, which seemed to merit a longer remembrance than what would probably be secured to them by the manner wherein they were originally published." Dodsley took great pains to obtain contributions from nearly every important poet of the day, and the book became perhaps the most popular poetic miscellany ever produced. Our copy comes from a newly corrected edition with notes by Isaac Reed. While it is certainly not of great rarity, the work could not be found in contemporary condition appreciably better than what is seen here.

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        Historical Essays on the Lives of Augustus Cæsar; and Lewis XIV : of Cardinals Richelieu and XIMENES; and of William III. of England, and Henry IV. of France: to Which the Prizes Proposed by His Excellency John, Earl of Bucking Hamshire

      Dublin : Printed for Thomas Webb, NO. 25, Skinner-Row, 1782. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [8],247, [1]p. ESTC citation no. : T130291. Subject: Historical fiction, English - Early works to 1800 Very good copy in the original calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titling, and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JONATHAN DAYTON TO HIS FATHER, ELIAS DAYTON, REGARDING THE CATTLE TRADE AND OTHER TRADE, PROBABLY SMUGGLING, AROUND NEW YORK AT THE END OF THE REVOLUTION]

      Elizabethtown. June 8, 1782.. [2]pp. plus integral address leaf. Folio. Old fold lines. Lightly soiled, slight separation at some folds. Outer edge portion of address leaf (about an inch wide) lacking, not affecting text. Small repairs to fold of address leaf. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Jonathan Dayton writes to his father, Col. Elias Dayton, regarding the trading and movement of cattle during final days of the American Revolution. Jonathan Dayton, politician from New Jersey and namesake of the town in Ohio, was the youngest delegate to the Constitutional Convention and the youngest signer of the Constitution, being only twenty-six at the time. He was elected to several terms in Congress and held important political offices, in addition to dabbling in land and securities speculation. There seems to be no question that Dayton played a significant, albeit minor, role in the Burr Conspiracy, a plot to encourage the western states to secede and together invade Texas, thereby carving out an independent nation in the west. Though he was acquitted, this and other incidents led to poor public perception of Dayton in the later years of his life. In this letter, Dayton describes the way in which some of the militia are asserting themselves on behalf of a local farmer, Aaron Winant, serving as a guard for his cattle. In fact, there seems to have been a good deal of trade between the lines, with the war effectively over; and Dayton's statements about the New York trade and goods as well as cattle moving back and forth suggest Dayton was running a neat little black market operation. The letter was sent by way of William Shute (mentioned in the text), who served with Jonathan Dayton in the New Jersey militia. Dayton writes: "Dear Sir, I have some reason to expect dispatches from the other side for Gordon & Asgill tomorrow morning if any one can go for them. The twelve month men, a few of whom are now here, will suffer no one to pass but whom they all are pleased with & act rather as a guard & cover to Aaron Winant, in sending over cattle than in any other capacity. When cattle are to be sent, they either place a guard at the point or send an arm'd boat by way of cover; if a party goes down to catch Winant's oxen, the years men immediately secure their boat & say they have orders from Capt. Craig to seize & collect them all. By this means the trade is very effectually guarded & every one who wishes, prevented from checking it. "Hendrix has formed a plan to take in the New York trade & those interested with them on this side. The goods are getting ready in New York & will come out with in five or six days. He has been here this day to acquaint me with it. Cannot a party of about 15 men be sent down on Tuesday morning under Billy Shute? It will be necessary for the execution of Hendrix's plan for preventing the impositions before mentioned as well as for other good reasons. The expectation of an attempt from the enemy to carry off the cattle from the pastures along the different points should likewise have its weight. Shute wishes to come & I should prefer him to any one else. He carries this letter, & will deliver you a paper of yesterday. They seem to be of opinion on Staaten [sic] Island that Lippenent will be hanged in the city. The refugee news corps are all ordered from Staaten Island to Powles Hook & it is expected will move tomorrow. Two British regts. are to be added to the one now there for the protection of the Island. This will contribute much to the safety of the people situated along the lines."

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        Reflexiones Imparciales sobre la Humanidad de los Españoles en las Indias, contra los pretendidos filósofos y políticos

      In contemporary morocco with the arms of the King of Spain; rebating the writings of Las Casas, Raynal and Robertson. En marroquín de época con las armas del Rey de España; primera edición española de la obra de Nuix, rebatiendo la ?Leyenda Negra?. 1782. Madrid. Joaquín de Ibarra. In 4to (284 mm x 200 mm). lii + 315. Contemporary red morocco, boards with interlacing gilt fillet and centre with arms of the King of Spain, raised bands to spine, rolled and tooled in gilt, green morocco lettering piece; soiled, heavier to back board, gently rubbed. Beautiful copy in large paper, much taller than virtually every copy, last folio with dampstain, else very fresh and crisp.A large paper copy, bound in red morocco with the arms of the King of Spain. Translated and annotated by Pedro Varela y Ulloa. The work was first printed in Italian, this being the first Spanish edition. A significant piece of Americana; the work rebates the writings of Raynal, Robertson and Las Casas, and reestablishes the memory of the Spanish conquistadors and settlers in America. Shortly after the discovery, the first cities were built and the evangelization and colonization of the natives began; a Bishop stationed in Cuba, Bartolome de las Casas and a colleague, Montesinos, complained harshly and vigorously on the treatment of the Indians by the Spanish. In 1552, las Casas? Treatise was published in Seville, thus giving birth to what was later known as the ?black legend? of America; Las Casas? allegations were discussed and argued, Nuix?s is arguably the most representative literature of this nature. Nuix had reason enough to be disenchanted with Spanish and Ecclesiastical policy, having been a refugee after the 1767 expulsion of the Jesuits.Primera edición española, ejemplar excepcional, con las armas del Rey de España y en gran papel. Traducida y anotada por Pedro Varela y Ulloa de la original italiana. Importante obra que rebate los conceptos y escritos de Las Casas, Robertson y Raynal sobre el comportamiento de los conquistadores españoles en América hacia los nativos. Se trata de una de las escasas defensas del accionar español en la colonización, duramente criticada por Las Casas en sus ?Tratados?, dados a las prensas en 1552 en Sevilla. Nuix, perteneciente a la Sociedad de Jesús, debió refugiarse en Italia luego de la expulsión de la Orden en 1767; es durante el exilio en Ferrara que escribe su obra. Esta primera traducción española es publicada por Joaquín de Ibarra, quien fuera impresor de Cámara del Rey de España y posiblemente el mayor exponente del arte tipográfico de España del siglo XVIII. Sabin, 56309. Palau, 196692.

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        The Beauties of Johnson: consisting of Maxims and Observations, Moral, Critical, and Miscellaneous

      Dublin - Price, Whitestone, Walker et al, 1782 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce Dublin imprint, the first Irish edition, of this collection of philosophical pieces from the great pen of Samuel Johnson. Accurately extracted from his Works, and arranged in Alphabetical Order, after the manner of the Duke de la Roche-foucault's Maxims. Condition: In a contemporary full calf binding. Externally, rubbed, with slight loss to the tail of thespine, and spine label. The joints are cracked. Internally, firmly bound, with the occasional spot or mark. There are light tidemarks to thelast few pages. With copperplate ink inscriptions to the title page. Overall: GOOD..

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