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         THE POETICAL CALENDAR. CONTAINING A COLLECTION OF SCARCE AND VALUABLE PIECES OF POETRY. DRYDEN LEACH FOR J. COOTE, 1763

      DRYDEN LEACH FOR J. COOTE, 1763 - On offer are Volume 1, Volume 8 and Volume 12 only. I may have another volume which i may add later. ( not certain), condition ids fair to good, boards are rubbed and some nicks and bumps to the leather spines. Small size volumes. Three VOLS from an original set of 12. internally browning to the pages of two volumes with the other volume being relatively clean. This poetical miscellany, issued monthly, was originally conceived as a supplement to Dodsley's Collection, and includes many new poems by both the editors and their friends (Tickell, Hawkesworth, Brerewood, John Gilbert Cooper, Robert Lloyd, John Duncombe, Mary Leapor). William Collins, and a life of the same poet someb of which are by Samuel Johnson). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Reise durch Frankreich und Italien oder gesammlete Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen (...) dieser beyden Reiche, und insonderheit der Stadt und Gegend um Nizza, in Briefen abgefaßt. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      4 Bl., 252 S., (S. 253-) 429. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. (Klebezettel am unteren Kapital, etwas berieben). Einzige deutsche Ausgabe dieser Reisebriefe des schottischen Arztes, welcher von 1763 bis 1765 zur Erholung in Südfrankreich (Nizza) und Italien (Florenz, Rom) weilte. "Sein Werk machte ihn zum Prototypen des mürrischen und nörgelnden Reisenden" (Griep/Luber 1301). - Griep/Luber 1302. - Titel gestempelt. Tls. leicht gebräunt.

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         Untitled composite atlas

      First edition. Large folio. Without title page. Comprising 47 maps (43 double-page - 2 single page - 2 folding), hand coloured in outline. Maps generally excellent. Recent half calf in period style with marbled paper-covered boards, gilt, red morocco label to spine; boards slightly rubbed, with some loss to paper at extremities. Variant dates on maps (mostly earlier than publication date).

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         LES PENSÉES DE J. J. ROUSSEAU, CITOYEN DE GENÈVE.

      - Amsterdam, [Paris, Prault], 1763. Relié: 10 x 17 cm, X-336 p. Édition originale de "la plus grande rareté" selon Tchemerzine. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau. Dos lisse portant le titre sur une pièce de couleur rouge. Coins restaurés, renforcés de maroquin brun, sinon ouvrage en bel état. D’après Tchemerzine, cette édition est pouvée par la correspondance de Rousseau. L’édition citée par Quérard est probablement la même, il a dû faire mention de Panchoucken car Prault et Panckoucke se sont partagés l’édition de 1766. Biblio.: Quérard, VIII, 205 / Tchemerzine, X, 57-58 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Verzameling van uitgeleezene leerredenen over vescheidene bybelstoffen uit het Oude en Nieuwe testament [.].

      - Middelburg, Pieter Gillissen en Hendrik Sas, 1763. 4to. (404) 517 (2) p. Leer.

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         THE REPUBLIC

      Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1763. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. This is a beautifully printed edition of Plato's best known work, a dialogue discussing justice as a virtue in both individuals and governments that remains relevant and influential to the present day. Lowndes calls the translation by Scottish classicist Henry Spens (1714-87) "very faithful," and praises his preface for "containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks." Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 (and later run with and by his brother and son, both named Andrew), the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing. With memorable exceptions like the present work, some of which were of great importance in the field of classical scholarship, most of the Foulis books were small format editions of the classics or other texts intended for university students. Whatever their content, the books were always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Our copy was once in the library of Irish peer William Crosbie, Lord Brandon (later Earl of Glandore), praised in the Gentleman's Magazine as "a man of superior order of mind, and of great literary attainments.". 250 x 185 mm. (9 3/4 x 7 1/4"). 4 p.l., [1], vi-xl, 430 pp., [1] leaf (ads).Translated by H. Spens. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Recent period-style calf, attractively gilt, by Courtland Benson, raised bands, morocco label (bound uniformly with previous item). Front pastedown with remnants of engraved bookplate of William Crosbie; verso of title page with ink stamp of Lord Brandon (Crosbie). Gaskell 423; Hoffmann III, 149; Lowndes III, 1878. Isolated marginal spots or smudges, otherwise a fine copy, the text clean and smooth, with ample margins, in a convincing new antique-style binding.This is a beautifully printed edition of Plato's best known work, a dialogue discussing justice as a virtue in both individuals and governments that remains relevant and influential to the present day. Lowndes calls the translation by Scottish classicist Henry Spens (1714-87) "very faithful," and praises his preface for "containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks." Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 (and later run with and by his brother and son, both named Andrew), the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing. With memorable exceptions like the present work, some of which were of great importance in the field of classical scholarship, most of the Foulis books were small format editions of the classics or other texts intended for university students. Whatever their content, the books were always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Our copy was once in the library of Irish peer William Crosbie, Lord Brandon (later Earl of Glandore), praised in the Gentleman's Magazine as "a man of superior order of mind, and of great literary attainments."

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         Letters Of the Right Honourable Lady M---y W---y M----e:

      1763 - Written, during her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in different Parts of Europe. Which contain, Among other curious Relations, Accounts of the Policy and Manners of the Turks; Drawn from Sources that have been inaccessible to other Travellers. First Edition. 3 vols. in 2. Small 8vo. [3], vi-xii, [4], 165, [1]; [2], 167, [1]; [2], 134pp. Later 18th-century half calf (joints iof vol. 1 repaired, of vol. 2 cracked).London: for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, Without the half-titles. With: MONTAGU (Lady Mary Wortley). An Additional Volume to the Letters Of the Right Honourable Lady M---y W----y M----e: . First Edition. Small 8vo. 142pp. Light browning. The last volume ends with Pope's verses on her and a general table to both volumes. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu accompanied her husband as ambassador to Constantinople where they arrived after a six-month Grand Tour in the Spring of 1717, returning in July 1718, and wrote these letters home to her friends.She edited them for publication but they were only printed after her death. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         THE REPUBLIC

      Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1763. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. This is a beautifully printed edition of Plato's best known work, a dialogue discussing justice as a virtue in both individuals and governments that remains relevant and influential to the present day. Lowndes calls the translation by Scottish classicist Henry Spens (1714-87) "very faithful," and praises his preface for "containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks." Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 (and later run with and by his brother and son, both named Andrew), the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing. With memorable exceptions like the present work, some of which were of great importance in the field of classical scholarship, most of the Foulis books were small format editions of the classics or other texts intended for university students. Whatever their content, the books were always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Our copy was once in the library of Irish peer William Crosbie, Lord Brandon (later Earl of Glandore), praised in the Gentleman's Magazine as "a man of superior order of mind, and of great literary attainments.". 250 x 185 mm. (9 3/4 x 7 1/4"). 4 p.l., [1], vi-xl, 430 pp., [1] leaf (ads).Translated by H. Spens. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Recent period-style calf, attractively gilt, by Courtland Benson, raised bands, morocco label (bound uniformly with previous item). Front pastedown with remnants of engraved bookplate of William Crosbie; verso of title page with ink stamp of Lord Brandon (Crosbie). Gaskell 423; Hoffmann III, 149; Lowndes III, 1878. Isolated marginal spots or smudges, otherwise a fine copy, the text clean and smooth, with ample margins, in a convincing new antique-style binding. This is a beautifully printed edition of Plato's best known work, a dialogue discussing justice as a virtue in both individuals and governments that remains relevant and influential to the present day. Lowndes calls the translation by Scottish classicist Henry Spens (1714-87) "very faithful," and praises his preface for "containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks." Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 (and later run with and by his brother and son, both named Andrew), the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing. With memorable exceptions like the present work, some of which were of great importance in the field of classical scholarship, most of the Foulis books were small format editions of the classics or other texts intended for university students. Whatever their content, the books were always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Our copy was once in the library of Irish peer William Crosbie, Lord Brandon (later Earl of Glandore), praised in the Gentleman's Magazine as "a man of superior order of mind, and of great literary attainments."

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         Donaldsoniad: J-n D-n detecrted.

      A. M'lean and J. Duncan 1763 - Glasgow, First Edition. 8vo, 34pp, 19th century black quarter roan and dark blue boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Geschichte der Kaiserinn Irene. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Leipzig, Carl Ludig Jacobi Wittwe, 1763. \"Kl. 8°. (1 nn. Bl. mit gest. Wappendarstellung), Titelbl., 3 nn. Bll., 151 S., mit Kopfstücken, Initialen u. Schlußvignetten - Dazugeb. Adl.1.: Die Stille Insel und die Fröliche Insel; oder: Reise des Genius Alaciels nach diesen beyden Inseln. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Breßlau, Thorn und Leipzig, im Verlag George Gottlieb Horns 1762. 96 S., mit Titelblattvignette, Initialen, Kopfstücken u. e. Schlußvignette. - Angebunden: Die Geschichte der Enveloppe, ein Comischer Roman. Breßlau und Leipzig, bey Daniel Pietsch und Compagnie, 1763. Titelbl., (3 nn. Bll.), 47 S., mit gestochener Titelblattvignette (L. B. Strachowskij sculps. Vratisl.) u. zwei Kopfstücken. Halblederband aus jüngerer Zeit, Rückenschildchen und -verzierung goldgeprägt, Einbanddeckel und Vorsatz marmoriert, Schnitt gesprenkelt, mit Lesebändchen. Das erste unbedruckte Blatt zeigt einen Stich des Churfürstl. Sächsichen Wappens verso, sowie einen Besitzeintrag von alter Hand avers ((Ex Libris Joannis W. Jaroschka). Einbd. an den Deckelkanten abgerieben, an den Kapitalen m. Einrissen, im Text z. Tl. wasserfleckig.\" \"Vgl. Hoefer 35,494f. - Sammelband mit drei selbständigen Drucken, der erste eine deutsche Übersetzung der \"\"Histoire de l`Imperatrice Irene\"\", einer Biographie der Irene von Athen, Kaiserin des Byzantinischen Reichs (752-803), verfasst von Abbé Vincent Mignot, (ca. 1725-1791), Historiker u. Neffe Voltaires (Nicht bei GV u. Fromm). GV 69,185 (Adl.1). GV 46,181. Vgl. Thieme/Becker 32,151 (Adl. 2) ? zwei wenig verbreitete Romane unbekannt gebliebener Autoren. ?Die Geschichte der Enveloppe?, mit v. Vater oder Sohn Bartholomäus Strahowski gestochener Titelvignette, trägt schon im GV den Vermerk Selten!\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Geschichte, Belletristik, Literatur, 18. Jahrhundert

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         Sammelband mit 75 gestochenen Tafeln

      Verschiedene Druckorte 1763 Verschiedene Druckorte, (1738 - 1763). 75 in Kupfer gestochenen Tafeln, Halbleder mit goldgeprägten Titeln, Folio (etwas fleckig/4 Blätter lose innenliegend) - enthalten sind u.a. folgende Tafeln: A midnight modern conversation/Noon/Evening/Marriage a la mode, Plate I-VI/Industry and Idleness. The fellow Prentices at their looms/The industrious`prentice perfotming The duty of a Christian/The idle prentice at Play in the church yard, during divine service/The industrious `prentice, a favourite, and entrusted by his master/The idle` prentice turn`d away and fent to sea/The industrious`ptrntice out of his time & married to his masters daughter/The idle prentice returned from sea, in a Garret with a common prostitute/The industrious `prentice grown rich & Sheriff of London/Gin Lane/Cruelty in perfection - Versand D: 5,90 EUR originale Kunst/ Graphik/ Plakate

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         Rhode Island

      April 13, 1763. Manuscript Document Signed, "Solo. Townsend," and "Wm. Richardson," two pages, front and verso, 7.5" x 12", integral leaf docketed on verso, April 13, 1763, Newport, Rhode Island. A charter hiring the Sloop Humbird, owned by Joseph Scott, for a voyage "to Martinico (Martinique) in the West Indies & back again to Newport ...or from Martinico to the Islands of Granada, St. Luce and St. Vincent or either of them & then to said Newport." Scalloped upper edge. Minor staining, light edge wear, folds, completely legible in fine condition. The charter does not specify the type of cargo the Humbird will be conveying from the West Indies, although it most likely would have been sugar, molasses, and slaves. The Newport Historical Society Series B, Papers of the American Slave Trade, has available on microfiche, Reel 28, Ships Accounts for 1754-1764, including the Sloop Humbird, Click here Worthy of further research.In full: "This Charter Party indented and made this thirteenth Day of April in the third year of his Majesty's Reign George the third King of Great Britain &c Anno Dom: of 63. Between Joseph Scott of Newport in the County of Newport in the Colony of Rhode Island &c Esq. Owner of the Sloop Humbird burthen about sixty Tons now in the Harbour of Newport aforesaid of the one Part And Solomon Townsend and William Richardson both of Newport aforesaid Merchants of the other Part Witnesseth that the said Joseph Scott hath demised granted and to freight cotton? and by those Presents doth demise grant and to freight & let unto the said Solomon Townsend and William Richardson their Factors and Assigns the aforesaid Sloop Humbird with all her Tackle appareles and Appurtenances for one whole Voyage to be made in and with said Sloop from Newport aforesaid to Martinico in the West Indies & back again to Newport aforesaid or from Martinico to the Islands of Granada St. Luce and St. Vincent or either of them & then to said Newport. And the said Joseph Scott doth covenant and promise At his own Cost & Charge to fit said Vessele compleatly for the Seas For and in Consideration whereof the said Solomon Townsend and William Richardson do hereby covenant & promise to pay or cause to be paid unto the said Joseph Scott for the Hires of said Sloop & appurtenances the Sum of five hundred and fifty pounds in good Bills of Publick Credit of said Colony old Tenor per month and and for every month during said Voyage and at their Own Cost and Charge to victuals and man said Sloop pay Port Charge and all other charges accruing on said Voyage except what shall accure on said Sloop And to Risque said Sloop during said Voyage that is to say the said Sloop and Appurtenances being valued at eight Thousand pounds in Bills of Credit of said Colony old Tenor If therefore the said Sloop shall be Founderd at Sea , castaway taken by the Enemy siez'd confiscated or any otherwise lost or destroyed during s'd Voyage then the said Solomon Townsend and William Richardson shall pay or cause to be paid unto the said Joseph Scott for said Sloop and Appurtenances the said Sum of eight thousand pounds in good Bills of Publick Credit of said Colony old Tenor. And in case any part of said Sloop and Appurtenances shall be sav'd the same shall be the Property of the said Solomon Townsend and William Richardson. And for the true and faithfull performance of this present Charter Party and every Clause and Article thereof the Parties to these Present bind themselves their Heirs, Executors and Admins each to the other firmly by these presents. And have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and Seals the Day and year first above written / Signd Seald & Deliverd / in the Presence of us/ "Solo. Townsend" /" Wm. Richardson" and two witnesses."

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXXIII (33) January to December 1763

      D Henry; R Cave, London 1763 - iii, 646pp, [xvi] + plates. 18 b/w plates and maps (6 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688

      A. Millar, London 1763 - “A New Edition, Corrected.” Eight volumes. Octavos. 19th century leather and marbled boards. All edges marbled. Bindings scuffed and rubbed, but generally very good, handsome. Contents near fine. An attractive, sturdy set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-Ploos van Amstel-Van de Velde-1763

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. Shepherd and shepherdess near a stream Printdrawing on laid paper paper. Watermark: A printdrawing is a work of art made to simulate a drawing, using a combination of graphical techniques including roulette, mezzotint, crayon / stipple engraving, etching and aquatint etching. Description: Made in 1763, published in 1765 State: Only state Ref: LNP 4. signed in pencil on the backArtists and Engravers: Made by 'Cornelis Ploos van Amstel' after 'Adriaen van de Velde'. Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (1726-1798) was active as merchant in Amsterdam. He was an avid collector of art and invented a method of making prints after drawings from his own collection. Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672) was a very versatile artist. He made paintings, drawings and prints. He is even known to make terracotta sculptures. His subjectmatter is almost always cattle, dogs and horses. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins, as published, together on the original support. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-B3-42 The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 10.1 inch. The image size is ca. 9.8 x 10.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 24.8 x 25.7 cm. The image size is ca. 24.8 x 25.7 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Familles des plantes.

      Paris, Vincent, 1763 - 2 Bll., CCCXXV, 189 S.; 1 Bl., 24 S., 2 Bll., 640 S. 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel. Erste Ausgabe. - Hunt 577. Pritzel 21. Stafleu/C. 26. DSB I, 58: "In this book he [d. i. Michel Adanson] proclaimed his contempt for `systems` and proposed a natural classification based upon all characters rather than upon a few arbitrarily selected ones, an attempt that brought him into conflict with Linnaeus.". - "Adansons Interessen verlagerten sich mehr und mehr auf Fragen des Systematik im Allgemeinen. So zog er in seinen 1763 erschienen `Familles des plantes` aus der Überlegung, dass jede menschliche Geselllschaft je nach den Erfahrungen, denen sie in ihrer jeweiligen Umwelt ausgesetzt ist, ihren besonderen Beitrag zum Wissen liefern kann, zwei Schlussfolgerungen: Zum einen seien bei der Klassifikation der Pflanzen nicht nur bestimmte, sondern alle Merkmale zu berücksichtigen. Zum anderen sei die Einführung neuer Pflanzennamen abzulehnen und stattdessen seinen sämtliche bereits existierenden Pflanzennamen zu sammeln. Mit beiden Schlussfolgerungen geriet Adanson in Opposition zu c. v. Linne, so dass den `Familles des plantes` die erhoffte Rezeption versagt blieb, auch wenn das Konzept der `natürlichen Familie` fortleben sollte". (Lexikon der bedeutenden Naturwissenschaftler. Bd. 1, S. 8). - Leicht gebräunt und teils etw. fleckig. Vorsatz mit hs. Namen. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 8°. Ldr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung und Wappensupralibros (Rücken hinterlegt bzw. mit kl. Wurmgängen, etw. bestoßen und fleckig). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Autograph letter, signed, concerning Barbary pirates.

      - 2 pages (30.6 x 21.5 cm) on a bifolium, Algiers, 1 June 1763, to an unknown recipient, docketed on verso of integral blank "Algiers 1 June 1763 Consul Bruce"; a bit faded, some short fold separations. The great traveller and explorer of the Nile at the very beginning of his career abroad. In 1763 Bruce was appointed the British Consul at Algiers, charged with studying the antiquities and ruins of the country as well as maintaining diplomatic relations. In fact, Bruce's consular duties left almost no time for exploration, which he took up in earnest after he was relieved of his consular position in 1765. The present letter is likely one of the first reports that Bruce sent back to Great Britain. It explains his preparations for resisting the assaults of Barbary Pirates on British property. "There has been for these several days reports here that the Emperor of Morocco was putting out some Chebeques [war ships, usually mounted with 24 guns] to cruze upon the English And from Gibraltar it has been wrote that orders are come to bring all British subjects from the Moorish dominions & that a frigate has been stationed of Sallé Bar. I thought it my Duty in Case this should be true to speak to the Dey for leave to Export provisions to Mahon and Gibraltar should the Communications of those places with Theran be cut off. The King & principal Officers of the Government have assurd me that in the most Chearful manner that they will now & Every time Use supply & Assist these Garrisons as their own. . This Assurance the Dey Accompanied with Every Expression of Affection & Respect both for the King & For the Nation." Bruce makes a request for some assistance to be sent to him, claiming that such an attention would not only ease his burden but also flatter the Dey. "If there should be a War with Morocco & after it as it Can be but very short his Majesty should have occasion to send any person thither, I shall be much obliged to you." Bruce also hopes that consular help would allow him to begin his travel and exploration: "It would give me an Opportunity of passing through a great part of the inland Country barely known at all. . A journey into the Inland parts of the Country . I am Every day more & more convinced would bring to light a Number of very Valuable Antiquities. Every Camp or Courier that is despatched from the Beys or Government near the borders of the desert Give accounts of Large Cities that still have Immense remains nearly Entire but Every day suffering from the Barbarity of the Moors or by the need the Turks have of the Stones for Forts. A renegade formerly a Spanish priest Assures me that two days from Constantine There is a City much Larger than Madrid. ."

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         Relación descriptiva de la ciudad, y Provincia de Truxillo del Perú con noticias exactas de su estado político.

      Imprenta del Real y Supremo Consejo de Indias, Madrid 1763 - " "Description Of The City Of Truxillo In Peru By a Jesuit. With Fine Folding Maps, One Printed In Blue Hydrography, Demography, Indians, Economic Activities ". Folio; 3 folding maps (one hand coloured, one printed in blue). Contemporary vellum; a fine copy, with wide margins and strong impressions of the maps. First edition. A spurious description of the city of Truxillo (Peru), written at the bequest of the Viceroy Conde de Superunda; it gives a comprehensive survey of the hydrography, lands, miners, riches, demographic reality, Indians, Spanish settlements, economic activities, fishing, flora and fauna, of this relevant city located in the Pacific coast.Feijoo de Sosa (1718–1791) was a Peruvian-born politician and surveyor, studied under the Jesuits at the Colegio de San Martin and later at San Marcos University. Under Viceroy Amat (1761-1776) Feijoo was instrumental for the reorganization of the colonial structure and the seizing and expulsion of the Jesuits. Handsomely printed work, with engraved arms at head of title, portrait frontispiece of Charles III by Munquia and three splendid folding maps. The maps are entitled "Perspectiva y demarcación del territorio de la Ciudad de Truxillo del Perú visto de los surgideros de Malabrigo Guanchaco Guañape", printed in blue, "Carta Topographica de la Provincia de Truxillo del Perú con pueblos puertos haziendas confines y origen de sus Ríos", with contemporary colour, and "Descripción del Valle del Chimo y planispherica de la Ciudad de Truxillo del Perú"; the three maps are engraved by González. Rare, apparently printed privately for the Supremo Consejo de Indias, not meant for distribution.Sabin, 24256; Palau, 87210. (C/S. H.) " S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Receipt for 60 Pounds Received for Cuff (?), a Negro Man

      1763. Hardcover. Fair. Holograph document dated March 18, 1763. Being one page in a pocket notebook, of about 46 leaves, vellum, with a brass clasp, 15.5cm. x 8cm., containing also other later notes and financial records. A partial draft of the receipt is found on the prior page. The receipt was signed by Elisha Hammond and witnessed by Ephraim Haskell. The purchaser was Moses Swift. According to records we found on the Internet, three men with those names lived in or near Rochester, Massachusetts in 1763. Receipt page in Very Good condition, Notebook itself Fair. Text of document: March the 18th 1763 Received of Mr. Moses Swift Sixty Pounds Lawful Money it being for a Negro Man which I do warrent from the Lawful Clames of all persons During his Natural life as witness my hand: Elisha Hammond :his name being Cuff. Testo Ephraim Haskell."

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         Histoire des Druses,Peuple du Liban,Forme par une Colonie de Francois,avec des Politiques et Geographiques avec Figures.

      chez Cailleau,libraire, Paris 1763 - Reliure cuir marbre,dos a cinq nerfs avec fleurons et titre dore.filets dores en bordure des plats.plats marbres.Ex-libris.Page de f.titre avec une gravure.Page de titre.Avant-propos dedie a Monseigneur le Duc de Berry avec les privileges ( VIII).Table des chapitres ( XI et XII)(erreur de pagination).Histoire des Druses (212 p.)Notes historiques (de la page 213 a 320).Table des matieres (de la page 335 a 355)(erreur de pagination).Errata (de la page 356 a 358).1 carte depliante.4 planches dont 1 depliante.Livre divise en trois parties;livre 1er,Etat ancien des Druses.Livre 2nd,Etat actuel des Druses.Livre 3eme,Du commerce des Druses.Superbe ouvrage.Poids 290 gr.Format 17 x 10,5 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A NEW AND COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES; COMPREHENDING ALL THE BRANCHES OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE (4 Vol)

      W. Owen, London 1763 - Vol 1 pp xvi + 840 with 66 plates, Vol 2 pp 841-1860 with 83 plates, Vol 3 pp 1861-2692 with 74 plates, Vol 4 pp 2693-3506 with 76 plates; new gilt decorated full leather with 5 raised bands. Now a near fine set relatively free of foxing. "With accurate descriptions as well of the various, machines, instruments, tools, figures, and schemes necessary for illustrating them, as of the classes, kins, preparations, and uses of natural productions, whether animals, vegetables, minerals, fossils or fluids". Profusely illustrated. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         18th Century Moroccan Souvenir Purse.

      1763 1763 - 10.5 x 16.5cm. Red morocco ornately decorated in gold & silver silk thread, lined in royal blue silk with tan morocco separation flap, red & gold braided silk toggle. ?TETUAN? embroidered on the back & ?Gore Townsend Esqr. 1763? on the front under the closing flap; front morocco sl. faded & interior silk sl. worn, but otherwise in extremely fine condition. This purse was made in Tetuan, Morocco (based on the embroidery on the back) for Gore Townsend, c.1752-1826 of Honington Hall County Warwick. Townsend married Lady Elizabeth Windsor, daughter of Other Lewis Windsor, 4th Earl of Plymouth on 30 March, 1776. The purse seems to have passed from Gore to his daughter Harriet who - in 1801 - married Sir Grey Skipwith, 8th Baronet and MP for North Warwickshire. Together they had twenty children; their eldest son Thomas George Skipwith succeeded his father and became the 8th Baronet. Enclosed in the purse is a letter dated August 8th, 1821 from an 18-year-old Thomas George to his father which includes a short note and four verses of amateur poetry.

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         Maison rustique à l'usage des habitants de la partie de la France equinoxiale, connue sous le nome de Cayenne. [segue:] Dictionnaire Galibi présenté sous deux formes: 1° Commençant par le mot françois; 2° Par le mot Galibi. Precedé d'un essai de grammaire.

      chez C. J. B. Bauche, A Paris 1763 - 2 opere rilegate in 1 vol. in-8 (205x125 mm.), pp. 8, (6), 211, (4); pp. XVI, 126, (2). 7 grandi tavv. calcogr. ripieg. poste in fine alla prima opera. Leg. in p. vitello marezzato coevo, dorso a 5 scomparti decorati in oro, tit. in oro su tass. porpora, tagli in rosso. Esemplare ottimo. Le due opere costituiscono, la prima, una sorta di manuale di agricoltura pratica per i colonizzatori delle popolazioni autoctone, contenendo perciò svariate informazioni sull'organizzazione del lavoro e sulla coltura dei prodotti della terra (frutta, verdura, bevande, cacao, zucchero, caffè); la seconda, annunciata da autonomo frontespizio, offre il prezioso dizionario Galibi, corredato da note di grammatica, compilato da diversi autori (La Sang, Boyer, Pelleprat, Barrere e Labat). Bibliogr.: Vicaire, 708. Sabin, 65038. Quérard, p. 332. Solo 1 esemplare, privo però del Dizionario Galibi, è repertoriato al census SBN (presso la Bibl. Nazionale Braidense di Milano). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Dissertazioni sopra le antichità italiane già composte e pubblicate in latino? Opera postuma data in luce dal proposto Gianfrancesco Soli Muratori suo nipote. Seconda edizione napolitana accresciuta di prefazioni e note opportune dall'abate Gaetano Cenni con indice più copioso. Divisa in tre tomi.In Napoli, a spese di Antinio Cervone, 1763.

      In Napoli, a spese di Antinio Cervone 1763 - Tre volumi di cm. 23,5, pp. iv, xx, 388; viii, 428; (4) viii, 360. Con 8 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti prevalentemente medaglioni (alcune schede bibliografiche menzionano anche la presenzia di un ritratto, assente nella stragrande maggioranza degli esemplari censiti online). Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro al dorso; tagli spruzzati. Trascurabili segni del tempo, lievi e uniformi fioriture tipiche della carta napoletana, sporadiche macchiette. Buon esemplare. Stimata edizione romana della traduzione italiana di questa fondamentale opera di Ludovico Antonio Muratori (1672-1750) che, attraverso la riscoperta di antiche carte, diplomi, lettere e cronache, cerca di ricostruire con spirito di spiccata erudizione le principali tappe della storia comunale italiana. Nonostante non risultino immuni da errori di ricostruzione storica, queste dissertazioni si rivelano fonte inesauribile di spunti di ricerca e vengono considerate come un vero e proprio monumento della cultura settecentesca italiana. Come sovente accade, i lavori muratoriani sono infatti veicolo di avvicinamento e comprensione di altre dottrine, a volte poco considerate o addirittura ignorate dalla storiografia. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         AUGUSTIN ROBESPIERRE - Apostille autographe signée 5 mois avant son exécution

      - Augustin ROBESPIERRE (1763 - 1794), homme politique français, mort guillotiné avec son frère Maximilien et Saint-Just le 28 juillet 1794 Apostille autographe signée à la suite d’une requête du citoyen Sallier. Vesoul 24 pluviôse an II (12 février 1794) ; 1 page ¼ in-folio, cachet de cire rouge en deuxième page. Beau document d’histoire concernant la mise en liberté par Robespierre jeune du citoyen Sallier qui demande à être réintégré dans ses fonctions. Robespierre ajoute de sa main : « Je n’ai entendu faire aucun reproche d’incivisme au citoyen Sallier, le motif d’arrestation de ce citoyen prouve au contraire son civisme en déclarant qu’il avoit pris le masque du patriotisme, ce beau masque n’a point été défiguré par aucun acte incivique. Sa capacité m’a été attestée par tous ceux qui s’y connoissent et l’administration l’a félicité de ses travaux ». Cinq mois plus tard, le 8 thermidor an II, Maximilien Robespierre est attaqué par une coalition de Montagnard lors d’une séance de la Convention, le lendemain il est arrêté avec son frère Augustin et ses alliés Saint-Just, Couthon et Le Bas. Ils sont guillotinés avec vingt-et-un de leurs partisan le 10 thermidor an II [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The royal English dictionary: or, a treasury of the English language, to which is prefixed a comprehensive grammar of the English tongue . The second edition, improved

      R. Baldwin, J. Richardson [et al.], London 1763 - 8vo, viii, 16 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; 19th century full sheep, black morocco label on spine; some scuffing and wear, margins tight on first and last several leaves with occasional shaving of a catchword; a good, sound copy with the approbation leaf, in which George III (to whom the book is dedicated) grants Fenning a license to print his dictionary for a period of 14 years. Little is known of Fenning. He was a compiler of several school texts, including an arithmetic, a geography, and a speller, the last of which had notable popularity in America before Webster. Webster himself was no doubt well acquainted with Fenning's speller, which in London made a 71st edition in 1823. This dictionary contains terms used in mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, architecture, printing, natural history and navigation, with "each word followed by an initial letter to denote the part of speech" --the first time I believe in a dictionary. A competent, trustworthy dictionary on "so extensive a plan as to unite the different excellencies of all other English dictionaries." Alston V, 288; Kennedy 6259. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Chronic Vormals Böhmischer Cron-Lehen, Nunmehro ins Allodium gezogener zweyer Städten Friedland und Reichenberg, welcher Deren gewesten Hohen Herrschaften Succession als deren Berken de Duba, deren von Boberstein, deren von Rädern, des von Wallenstein, derer von Gallas und denen von und zu Clam,

      gedruckt bey Johanna Pruschin, Wittib, durch Franz Slansky Factorn, Altstadt Prag 1763 - 8°. ihre Helden-Thaten und Würden, Aufkommen der Städten, Veränderungen der Religion, der Catholischen Geistlichen Hirten-Nachfolge, Kriegs-Bedrängnussen, Stadt- und Gerichts-Sachen, verschiedene Glücks- und Unglücks-Zufälle ., 8 Bl., 440 S., 10 Bl. Register. Spät. Ledereinband auf 3 echten Bünden. Mit 1 Kupferstichvignette,1 (statt 3) Kupfern und 2 (statt 4) Stammtafeln. Einzige Ausgabe der ersten großen Chronik der beiden Städte Friedland und Reichenberg in Nordböhmen, von größter Seltenheit. Es fehlen die 2 Ansichten, der Wappenkupfer ist vorhanden, außerdem fehlen 2 der 4 Stammtafeln (Bieberstein und Gallas) und das 2. Blatt der Widmung, sonst textseitig vollständig. Im 20. Jh. in einen sauberen Ledereinband neu gebunden, dabei offensichtlich die Widmungsblätter in falscher Reihenfolge gebunden und S. 9-16 und 17-24 vertauscht. Papier knapp beschnitten, durchgehend etwas fingerfleckig, wasserandig und leicht stockfleckig. Titelblatt mit Randläsuren, letztes Blatt des Registers mit repariertem Abriss ohne Textverlust. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Description et Histoire Naturelle du Groenland.

      Copenhage Et Genève 1763 - Petit in-8 carré ( 180 X 125 mm ) de ( 2 ff.n.c. )-XXVIII-( 2 ff.n.c. de tables )-171 pages, plein veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin olive, filet doré sur coupes, toutes tranches marbrées ( Reliure de l’époque ). EDITION ORIGINALE française bien complète de sa carte dépliante et de ses 10 gravures hors-texte. Feuillets roussis sinon TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE, Rare. Groenland Atlas Histoire Sciences Explorations Cartes Géographie Marine Arctique Voyages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         CURSO THEORICO PRACTICO DE OPERACIONES DE CIRUGIA

      - Curso theorico-practico de operaciones de cirugia.- Madrid Joachin Ibarra 1763; 2 partes en un volumen en 4º menor pasta de la época restaurada, frontis grabado por Juan de la Cruz, 10 hh. 556 pp. 3 láminas plegadas grabadas por Juan de la Cruz. Las dos partes con portada propia, la segunda comienza en la página 279. Palau nº 357083. Primera edición. Buen estado de conservación. Las láminas representan instrumental quirúrgico, la tercera instrumental de uso en oftalmología.

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         Rerum Boicarum Scriptores nusquam antehac editi quibus vicinarum quoque gentium nec non Germaniae universae historiae ex monumentis genuinis historicis et diplomaticis plurimum illustrantur. 2 Bände.

      Ignatius Adam & Franciscus Antonius Veith, Augsburg 1763 - Folio (ca. 38 x 24 cm). Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 8 Bll., 800 S., 86 Bll.; 5 Bll., 834 S., 62 Bll. Sprache: Latein, Mit gest. allegorischen Frontispiz von J. R. Störcklin nach F. C. Rauffer und zwei gest. Widmungstafeln sowie zwei (ident.) Titelvignetten von G. S. Rösch. Titel von Band 1 in Rot und Schwarz. ADB 24, 162 ff. Ebert 15047. NDB 19, 426 ff. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Lateinische und deutsche Texte. - Oefele (1706-1780) war ein hochangesehener Gelehrter, Historiker, Bibliothekar, Hofrat und Kabinettsekretär am Münchener Fürstenhof. Durch seine vielfältigen Kontakte wurde er Mittelpunkt eines aufklärerisch orientierten Gelehrtenkreises ("Oefelegesellschaft"). - "Die "Scriptores rerum Boicarum" sollten erstmals sowohl Urkunden als auch erzählende Quellen aus ganz Bayern umfassen. Da dieses Unternehmen die Kräfte eines einzelnen bei weitem überstieg, stützte O. sich meist auf Abschriften unterschiedlicher Qualität aus bayer. Klöstern und Stiftern, aus dem Kreis seiner Korrespondenten und der "Oefelegesellschaft", aus der Hofbibliothek und aus eigenen Sammlungen. . Der erste Band der "Scriptores rerum Boicarum" wurde 1753/54 gesetzt, doch O.s Zögern und Zweifel verhinderten eine prompte Auslieferung; diese erfolgte erst neun Jahre später, gemeinsam mit dem zweiten Band. Das lang erwartete Werk begründete O.s Ansehen auf Dauer. Ein geplanter 3. Band gelangte über heuristische Ansätze nicht hinaus" (NDB). "Die herausragenden Leistungen des Verlags der Gebrüder Veith bei der Veröffentlichung gelehrter Werke hatten. Oefele. dazu bewogen, seine große Quellenedition. diesem Augsburger Verlag anzuvertrauen" (Gier/Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck. S. 505). - Insgesamt ungewöhnlich gut erhaltene dekorative Lederbände mit wenigen kleinen Einbandschäden (einige Wurmlöcher, kl. Fehlstelle am Kapital von Bd. 2, leicht berieben bzw. Kratzspur auf dem Deckel, Ecken etwas bestoßen/angeplatzt). Innen breitrandig und sehr sauber. Jeweils mit Exlibris der Bibliothek Wessely, Wien auf dem Vorsatz und mit kleinem Stempel "Bibliothek Othmar Wessely" auf dem Titel verso. 7500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Plato Redivivus or a dialogue concerning government wherein by observations drawn from other Kingdoms and States both ancient and modern an endeavour is used to discover the present politic distemper of our own with the causes and remedies By Henry Neville

          "Fourth Edition" (i.e. a reissue of the "third edition" of 1745). 12mo. [Binding: 174 x 107 mm]. [iv (first leaf blank), 284 pp. Bound in contemporary polished red sheepskin by John Matthewman for Thomas Hollis, the covers tooled with a border of a single gilt fillet and in the centre of the front cover a gilt cockerell and in the centre of the back cover a seated owl; smooth spine tooled up the spine with the title "PLATO REDIV." divided by a gilt Cap of Liberty or Phrygian Cap; on the first blank leaf a smoked or inked impression of the figure of Liberty and on the rear flyleaf a seated Britannia; curl marbled endleaves, red sprinkled edges (the slightest rubbing on the joints, otherwise fine and bright). Red cloth folding box. London: Printed for A. Millar,

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         Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de la Maison professe des ci-devant soi-disans Jesuites

      - xx (i.e. xxiv), [2], 448, 59 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Pissot & Gogue, 1763. An important sale catalogue of the library of the Maison Professe des Jesuites of Paris, founded in 1580. This library was comprised of many donations, the most notable being that of Pierre Daniel Huet (1630-1721), bishop of Avranches and scholar. Huet, whose scholarship was very well-known, made considerable scientific researches as well as classical studies; he edited the famous Delphin series of the Latin classics in about sixty volumes. Huet formed a great library of books and MSS. which he donated to this Jesuit house upon his death. When the Jesuits were expelled from France in 1762, the entire library of the house was offered for sale by auction. However, Huet's books were withdrawn before the sale due to the terms of his donation and were given by his heir to the Royal Library in 1765. This was one of the best and most complete Jesuit libraries in France. It numbered 30,000 volumes in 1754 (this sale catalogue has 7252 lots). It must be noted that this catalogue gives us the best idea of the contents of Huet's rich collection. Fine and handsome copy. This copy is unusually complete: it has the two unnumbered pages following the preliminary leaves ("Livres en Feuilles") and the 59-page author index. Another six leaves, which are not present in most copies, listing the withdrawn books, is not found in this copy. ? Franklin, Les Anciennes Bibliothèques de Paris, pp. 269-77-"une collection très-complète et très-bien choisie." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions?1643-1830, 181. Peignot, p. 106. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 64. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Dissertation on the Rise, Union, and Power, the Progressions, Separations, and Corruptions, of Poetry and Music. To which is Prefixed, The Cure of Saul, A Sacred Ode

      London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers 1763. 248 [misnumbered 244], (2) pp. Contemporary full calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and maroon leather title label. Minor marks to boards. Title page in red & black. Two pages of advertisements at rear. Binding firm. With the bookplate to front pastedown of Edward Lord Suffield, radical politician, anti-slavery campaigner and prison reformer. 'Estimate' Brown's ode prefixed to the work, 'The Cure of Saul,' was set to music and performed as an oratorio at Covent Garden Theatre. Fine contemporary binding. ESTC: T81514 . Fine. Full Calf. First Edition. 1763. 4to..

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         Promptuarium universorum operum Jacobi Cujacii, variantibus inter se lectionibus praesertim titulorum, & legum florentiae, vulgaaeque editionis Pandectarum sive Digestorum accommodatum, cura et industria Dominici Albanensis

      NAPOLI: Ex Typographia Simoniana, 1763. rilegato. BUONO. 24,5 37,5. I, II USATO

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         Republic of Plato. In Ten Books. Translated from the Greek by H. Spens. With a Preliminary Discourse Concerning the Philosophy of the Ancients by the Translator.

      Glasgow Robert and Andrew Foulis 1763 - A Cornerstone of Western Philosophy and Political Thought First Edition in English of Plato's 'Republic' PLATO. The Republic of Plato. In Ten Books. Translated From the Greek by H. Spens. With a Preliminary Discourse Concerning the Philosophy of the Ancients By the Translator. Glasgow: Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1763. First Edition in English of the greatest of Plato's dialogues. Rare Large-paper copy. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches; 236 x 181 mm). [4], xl, 430, [2, ads] pp. Full, slightly later calf decoratively bordered in blind. Spine ornately blindstamped in compartments and lettered in gilt. Gilt board edges and turn-ins. All edges marbled. Armorial bookplate of John Athawes on front pastedown. Outer joints almost invisibly repaired. A few early ink and pencil marginalia. A very good, clean and crisp copy of this elegantly printed work. Housed in a green cloth slipcase. The Republic, Plato's extended meditation on Justice and the nature of the ideal state, is a cornerstone of Western philosophy and politics, including, in Book VII's allegory of the cave, one of the most powerful descriptions of the human condition in all of literature. This, the first edition in English is "a very faithful translation.containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks" (Lowndes, 1878). "Passionate belief in the answerableness of questions and the certainty that good came from knowledge was developed and idealised in the writings of Plato. the dialogues are pervaded by two dominant impulses: a love of truth and a passion for human improvement.it has been truly said that the germs of all ideas can be found in Plato" (PMM 27). Brueggemann, 154; Gaskell 423. HBS 67666. $12,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Entomologia Carniolica exibens INSECTA carnioliae indigena et distributa in ordines, genera, species, varietates Methodo Linnaeana.

      1763 - Vindobonae, Typis Ioannis Thomae Trattner, 1763. PRIMA rara edizione. Il libro è dedicato dall?Autore ad Ernesto Federico Duca di Sassonia. In 8vo (cm. 20,3); bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle a 5 nervi; tagli rossi; pp. (36), 420 + una carta di ?errata? + una carta ?Minitum Auctoris? Bella copia. Tra le sue opere si ricordano la Flora Carniolica, e la Entomologia Carniolica, con la descrizione delle specie botaniche e degli insetti studiati durante i suoi viaggi e ordinate secondo il sistema linneano. La storia della sistematica zoologica inizia con il 1758, data di pubblicazione del Systema naturae di Carl von Lineé; 5 anni dopo fu pubblicata l?Entomologia Carniolica, il primo lavoro sulla fauna italiana. Oltre a descrivere centinaia di nuove specie, descrive per la prima volta l?accoppiamento dell?ape regina fuori dell?alveare. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Republic of Plato.

      Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1763. A Cornerstone of Western Philosophy and Political Thought First Edition in English of Plato's 'Republic'PLATO. The Republic of Plato. In Ten Books. Translated From the Greek by H. Spens. With a Preliminary Discourse Concerning the Philosophy of the Ancients By the Translator. Glasgow: Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1763.First Edition in English of the greatest of Plato's dialogues. Rare Large-paper copy. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches; 236 x 181 mm). [4], xl, 430, [2, ads] pp.Full, slightly later calf decoratively bordered in blind. Spine ornately blindstamped in compartments and lettered in gilt. Gilt board edges and turn-ins. All edges marbled. Armorial bookplate of John Athawes on front pastedown. Outer joints almost invisibly repaired. A few early ink and pencil marginalia. A very good, clean and crisp copy of this elegantly printed work. Housed in a green cloth slipcase.The Republic, Plato's extended meditation on Justice and the nature of the ideal state, is a cornerstone of Western philosophy and politics, including, in Book VII's allegory of the cave, one of the most powerful descriptions of the human condition in all of literature. This, the first edition in English is "a very faithful translation...containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks" (Lowndes, 1878). "Passionate belief in the answerableness of questions and the certainty that good came from knowledge was developed and idealised in the writings of Plato... the dialogues are pervaded by two dominant impulses: a love of truth and a passion for human improvement...it has been truly said that the germs of all ideas can be found in Plato" (PMM 27).Brueggemann, 154; Gaskell 423.HBS 67666.$12,500

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        The royal English dictionary: or, a treasury of the English language, to which is prefixed a comprehensive grammar of the English tongue ... The second edition, improved

      London: R. Baldwin, J. Richardson [et al.], 1763. 8vo, viii, 16 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; 19th century full sheep, black morocco label on spine; some scuffing and wear, margins tight on first and last several leaves with occasional shaving of a catchword; a good, sound copy with the approbation leaf, in which George III (to whom the book is dedicated) grants Fenning a license to print his dictionary for a period of 14 years. Little is known of Fenning. He was a compiler of several school texts, including an arithmetic, a geography, and a speller, the last of which had notable popularity in America before Webster. Webster himself was no doubt well acquainted with Fenning's speller, which in London made a 71st edition in 1823. This dictionary contains terms used in mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, architecture, printing, natural history and navigation, with "each word followed by an initial letter to denote the part of speech" --the first time I believe in a dictionary. A competent, trustworthy dictionary on "so extensive a plan as to unite the different excellencies of all other English dictionaries." Alston V, 288; Kennedy 6259.

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