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        Oeuvres mêlées

      - Engraved vignette on each title, three engraved plates after Gravelot, & several engraved headpieces. xix, 324 pp.; 1 p.l., viii, 359 pp. Two vols. Small 8vo, cont. red morocco, triple gilt fillets round sides, spines gilt, arms in gilt on each cover of Anne Catherine de Paule Lefèvre d'Ormesson, a.e.g. Paris: Duchesne, 1765. First edition of a rather interesting and varied book. Lafargue (1728-95), born in Dax in southwestern France, was a lawyer to the parlement of Paris and a member of a number of academies (Bordeaux, Lyon, and Caen). This work contains a translation of the anonymous A Geographical History of Nova Scotia, which was written for prospective settlers and based on the author's own observations. It is one of the first statements of the rival claims of the French and British to Nova Scotia. The book also prints a letter from Lafargue to Voltaire with Voltaire's response, a number of poems and epigrams, translations of classical texts, a "Traité de la Prononciation Oratoire," etc. Fine and handsome set, printed on thick paper. The owner of this copy (see above), was the daughter of the dedicatee, Marie François de Paule Lefèvre d'Ormesson. ? N.B.G., Vol. 28, cols. 684-85. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Johann Conrad Fäsis genaue und vollständige Staats- und Erdbeschreibung der ganzen Helvetischen Eidgenossenschaft, derselben gemeinen Herrschaften und zugewandten Orten. 4 Bde.

      Orell Zürich, 3248 S. Halbleder fest gebunden Einbände leicht berieben, Leder brüchig. Seiten minimal braunfleckig, aber sauber. Für das Alter in sehr gutem Zustand. 1765-1768.Sehr guter Zustand Erstausgabe. Versand D: 3,99 EUR Staatsbeschreibung

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        Two works in one volume]: Poems on Several Occasions [and] A Translation of the Psalms of David, attempted in the Spirit of Christianity, and adapted to the Divine Service. By Christopher Smart

      (Printed for the Author, by W. Strahan / Printed by Dryden Leach, for the author; and sold by C. Bathhurst in Fleet-Street; and W. Flexney, at Gray's Inn Gate; and T. Merril, at Cambridge), London 1765 - Two works in one volume. Both are first editions. Quarto: [*Poems*]: [16], 230pp., and 2 folded engraved plates; [*Psalms*]: [16], 183, [1]pp. Each work has a subscribers list at the front, the title page of the *Psalms of David* is printed in red and black. Smart's *Translation of the Psalms of David* includes the 35 Hymns but lacks the Spiritual Songs at the rear, else complete. Half calf and marbled paper-covered boards, later endpapers. Both joints have been professionally repaired, wear to the board edges, else a handsome, very good copy. Signed by American poet Edward Dahlberg in pencil with his New York address. Engraved bookplate of Thomas B. Mosher laid in. Both lists of subscribers include many famous persons of the day: David Garrick, Thomas Gray, Samuel Richardson, Voltaire, and many others. With two fine engraved plates (The Mowers, and Hop Garden) engraved by Charles Grignion the Elder. Both works are scarce and rarely found bound together, with a nice association. *ESTC* T42626 and T12464. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horlogerie (Clock-making)

      

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        Nouveaux mélanges philosophiques, historiques, critiques, &c. &c.

      - (Genève, Cramer). 1765-1776. Complet en 19 tomes. Veau marbré, dos lisses dorés av.pièces de titre. (manque a une pièce de titre; qq.petits rousseurs; grand ex-libris de Ferdinand Baron de Smeth a l'intérieur de tous les volumes; quelques coiffes un peu fatiguées; quelques pages un peu tachées d'eau; qq.pîqures de vers marginales dans tome 13; tres bon ensemble) Barbier III/531. Bengesco 2212; table des matiéres conforme cat.BN.,nos.111-127 (mais la 11ieme partie datée 1774, la 12ieme datée 1773;

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        Théatre de P. Corneille, avec des Commentaires, et autres Morceaux intéressans. 12 tom. [= cplt.].

      [Genève], [Cramer] 1765. - Brunet II, 281; Graesse II, 267; Ebert 5229; Reynaud Sp. 95; Bengesco II, 141. - Die berühmte, von Voltaire edierte Gesamtausgabe, hier die zweite rechtmäßige Ausgabe mit den gleichen Illustrationen wie die der ein Jahr zuvor ebenda erschienenen Erstausgabe. Enthält sämtliche Bühnenstücke von Pierre Corneille, einige Stücke seines jüngeren Bruders Thomas sowie Bühnenwerke von Jean Racine. Band 1 mit einer gedruckten Widmung von Voltaire an die Mitglieder der `Académie Francaise`. - "Diese Ausgabe veranstaltete Voltaire bekanntlich zum Besten der Urenkelin von Corneille" (Ebert) / "Belle édition a été longtemps regardée comme la meilleure que l`on eût de ce poete, et les exemples avaient acquis une certaine valeur " (Brunet). / "Belle édition que Voltaire fit imprimer par souscription chez les frères Cramer à Genève, en l`accompagnant de commentaires, afin de doter une descendante du grand Corneille, qu`il avait recueillie. Toute l`Europe y prit part." (Cohen/R. Sp. 255, zur EA). 8°. 390, 340, 404, 392, 344, 356, 368, 328, 366, 398, 440 u. 334 S. (Titelei in Pag.). Mit Front. (von Watelet nach Pierre) und 34 Kupferstich-Tafeln (nach Gravelot). Marmorierte Kalbslederbde. der Zeit, auf Rücken mit reichen Verz. sowie m. Titel und Bandnr. in Goldpräg. auf 2 mont. Papierschi., Stehkantenvergoldung, marmor. Vorsätzen sowie umseit Rotschnitt. Einbände stärker berieben, Kapitale und Ecken größtenteils schadhaft, Buchdeckel tlw. m. Schabspuren, Leder am Rücken brüchig und z.Tl. unvollständig vorhanden, im Text weitgehend fleckenfreie und schön erhaltene Ausgabe. - Alle Bände mit gest. Adelsexlibris, Bde. 1 u. 2 mit Namenseintrag v. alter Hand (`Ger. Nicolas . Roterodami 1772`). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WETTENHAUSEN., "Imperiale Collegium Cann: Regg: Lateranens ... in Wettenhausen". Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau, im Himmel Porträtmedaillon, umgeben von 2 Rocaille-Kartuschen links unten Legende 1 - 39 und unterhalb der Ansicht gestochene Widmung.

      Kupferstich von Joseph Erasmus Belling, Augsburg, 1765, 33 x 33,5 cm. Schefold 49353 Thieme-Becker Bd. III, S. 252. - Aus M.K. Kuen, Collectio scriptorum, 1765. - Das Porträtmedaillon zeigt den Probst und Abt Augustinus Bauhof, dem auch die Dedikation gilt. Er amtierte von 1755 - 76. In der Hand hält er eine von Maria Theresia verliehene Urkunde von 1759. - Auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen und mit geglätteten Faltspuren. Prächtige Ansicht der berühmten, bei Günzburg gelegenen Augustiner- Chorherren- Propstei. BAYERN, Schwaben

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        The Shorter Catechism, Agreed upon by the Reverend Assembly of Divines at Westminister

      Thomas & John Fleet, Boston 1765 - Pamphlet., 12mo, sewn, 23[1]pp. Minor toning, uncut. Very nice overall. This catechism was originally published in 1637, and was designed for the instruction of children. It is a good deal shorter than the adult version, which might be used from the pulpit. The last page includes The Lord’s Prayer and The Creed, and has a woodcut border on the top and bottom of the page. Evans 10206. Sabin 80207.

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        Théatre de P. Corneille, avec des Commentaires, et autres Morceaux intéressans. 12 tom. [= cplt.].

      [Genève], [Cramer] 1765. 8°. 390, 340, 404, 392, 344, 356, 368, 328, 366, 398, 440 u. 334 S. (Titelei in Pag.). Mit Front. (von Watelet nach Pierre) und 34 Kupferstich-Tafeln (nach Gravelot). Marmorierte Kalbslederbde. der Zeit, auf Rücken mit reichen Verz. sowie m. Titel und Bandnr. in Goldpräg. auf 2 mont. Papierschi., Stehkantenvergoldung, marmor. Vorsätzen sowie umseit Rotschnitt. Einbände stärker berieben, Kapitale und Ecken größtenteils schadhaft, Buchdeckel tlw. m. Schabspuren, Leder am Rücken brüchig und z.Tl. unvollständig vorhanden, im Text weitgehend fleckenfreie und schön erhaltene Ausgabe. - Alle Bände mit gest. Adelsexlibris, Bde. 1 u. 2 mit Namenseintrag v. alter Hand (`Ger. Nicolas ... Roterodami 1772`). \"Brunet II, 281; Graesse II, 267; Ebert 5229; Reynaud Sp. 95; Bengesco II, 141. - Die berühmte, von Voltaire edierte Gesamtausgabe, hier die zweite rechtmäßige Ausgabe mit den gleichen Illustrationen wie die der ein Jahr zuvor ebenda erschienenen Erstausgabe. Enthält sämtliche Bühnenstücke von Pierre Corneille, einige Stücke seines jüngeren Bruders Thomas sowie Bühnenwerke von Jean Racine. Band 1 mit einer gedruckten Widmung von Voltaire an die Mitglieder der `Académie Francaise`. - \"\"Diese Ausgabe veranstaltete Voltaire bekanntlich zum Besten der Urenkelin von Corneille\"\" (Ebert) / \"\"Belle édition a été longtemps regardée comme la meilleure que l`on eût de ce poete, et les exemples avaient acquis une certaine valeur \"\" (Brunet). / \"\"Belle édition que Voltaire fit imprimer par souscription chez les frères Cramer à Genève, en l`accompagnant de commentaires, afin de doter une descendante du grand Corneille, qu`il avait recueillie. Toute l`Europe y prit part.\"\" (Cohen/R. Sp. 255, zur EA).\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Frankreich, 17. Jahrhundert, Literatur, Belletristik, Französische Sprache, Werkausgabe, Gesammelte Schriften, Theater, Drama, Tragödie, Klassik, Aufklärung, 18. Jahrhundert

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        Considerations on the Legality of General Warrants, and the..

      1765. Essence of the Fourth Amendment [Warrants]. Considerations on the Legality of General Warrants, and the Propriety of a Parliamentary Regulation of the Same. To Which is Added, a Postscript on a Late Pamphlet Concerning Juries, Libels, &c. With Additions. London: Printed for W. Nicoll, At the Paper-Mill, In St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1765. [ii], 50 pp. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Disbound pamphlet laid into recent marbled wrappers, printed title panel to front cover. Moderate toning, light foxing to some leaves, light soiling to title page. $500. * Second edition, published the same year as the first edition. This pamphlet is part of the literature that attacked the use of general warrants, which granted unlimited powers of search and seizure to the courts. Its argument that warrants should be issued only when probable cause exists was incorporated in the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights. A reissue, designated the third edition, was published in Dublin in 1765. English Short-Title Catalogue T82802.

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        Traité de l'existance, de la nature et des propriétés du fluide des nerfs, et principalement de son action dans le mouvement musculaire [Suivi des] Dissertations sur la Sensibilité des Méninges, des Tendons, & de l'Insensibilité du Cerveau, la Structure

      1765 - de (8), 331, (1) pages et 6 Berlin, 1765, in-8, de (8), 331, (1) pages et 6 planches, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, filet à froid sur les plats, Ces deux mémoires furent présentés à l'Académie de Berlin en 1753 et le premier fut couronné. 6 planches repliées gravées sur cuivre dont la fameuse planche représentant l'Ourang-Outang et sa femelle ; deux très belles vignettes gravées sur cuivre. Charles Nicolas Le Cat (1700-1768) fut le premier à avoir élaboré un système global de la fonction cérébrale. Dans cet ouvrage, signalons deux très importants passages sur les fonctions motrice (pp. 82-86) et sensorielle (pp. 139-194). On a relié en tête de cet ouvrage : Ballexserd, Dissertation sur l'éducation physique des enfans, Paris, 1762, in-8 de (8), 238, et 10 pages ; et à la fin : Godar, Dissertation sur la nature, la manière d'agir, les espèces et les usages des antispasmodiques, 1765, in-8 de VIII, 150 et (2) pages. Bon exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Genaue und vollständige Staats- und Erd-Beschreibung der ganzen Helvetischen Eidgenossschaft, derselben gemeinen Herrschaften und zugewandten Orten. 4 Bde. (alles).

      Zürich, Orell, Gessner 1765 - -1768. 8°. 4 Bde. HPgmt.d.Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Feller/Bonjour II/522: Fäsis Werk .muss als grossartige Leistung in so kurzer Zeit (1765-1768) bezeichnet werden. Von seinem stillen, herrlich gelegenen Pfarrhaus in Uetikon hatte Fäsi Fäden zu den Gelehrten in der Schweiz herum angesponnen, die ihm Stoff zutrugen .Band 3 etwas abweichend gebunden. Band 3 etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        S. Bernardo en Nueva Vizcaya

      A delightful handcolored view of the village of San Bernardo in Nueva Viscaya, now part of Chihuahua and Durango, the first region of northern Mexico to be explored and settled by the Spanish. The image shows what appears to be the entire town, with a large church at the center, another towards the lower right, and scores of additional buildings with their land and fenced boundaries. All are drawn in uniform style and each is labeled with a number, some of which correspond to the text written in the margin. Two rivers border the settlement, the longer of which cuts through the lower left corner, while the other passes to the upper right. During the 17th and 18th centuries Nueva Viscaya was an essential staging area for missions and expeditions into New Mexico, and as such was a key Spanish colonial outpost. While other surviving similar examples were executed by colonial officials -with their trademark precision-, the present plan was likely based on their example, but composed in a more provincial style. A lovely view of the northern reaches of Spanish colonial power in Mexico.

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        Fondazione e progressi della Confraternita delle Sacre Stimate di S. Francesco della città di Firenze. Libro secondo.

      Stamperia Imperiale, 1765. In 16°, br. muta posticcia, pp. XXIV + 114. Front. fig. Finaline, capilettera. Raro. Disponiamo della sola seconda parte sopra descritta. Rifilato al marg. sup.

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        Arte de la lengua general del Reyno de Chile con un diálogo chileno hispano muy curioso a que se añade la doctrina cristiana, eso es, rezo, catecismo, coplas, confesionario y platicas; lo más en lengua

      First edition. A very genuine example, in its first binding, of one of the single most important works on the Araucanian´s language; written for the benefit of the Jesuits missionaries in the evangelizing of the local tribes as well as to complement the military campaign to bring the tribe under Spanish rule. The ferocity of the Araucanos was well known and subject of considerable relations as the "Araucana" and the "Arauco domado". Medina could only trace one copy of this significant treatise. The works importance is matched somewhat by its printing, in Lima. Febres was a German Jesuit, dedicated to the missionary work in Peru still at the time of their expulsion from the Spanish colonies. This copy is absolutely complete, with the last leave, unknown to Sabin, and the earlier issue as that described by Nebenzahl "This is the earlier issue with the imprint ´Encarnacion´ instead of ´Incarnacion´." Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, 1228. Palau, 87065. Sabin, 23968.

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        DELLE SPECIE DIVERSE di frumento e di pane siccome della panizzazione. Memoria del Dottor...

      Moucke, 1765. in-8, pp. (8), 237, leg. cart. dec. coevo con tit. mss al d. Ediz. orig. Del grano e delle farine, del pane semplice e composto e modi di farlo, difetti e virtù del pane, pani stranieri ed esotici, di semi e frutti succedanei al pane, di alcune piante poco note che possono essere ridotte a pane. Ampio indice analitico. Westbury p.140. Manca ultima carta di registro. Raro Bell'esempl. [010]

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        traité de la culture de différentes fleurs des narcisses, des girostiers, des tubéreuses, des anémones, de la jacinthe, des jonquilles, des iris, des lis & des amaranthes

      Paris, Saugrain, 1765, in 12, de 316pp. 2ff., pl. basane époque, dos orné, deux coins lég. usés. Peu commun. L'auteur appartenait au courant physiocrate et rédigea un certain nombre de traités économiques, sur le commerce, les taxes, ainsi qu'une utopie voltairienne. ¶ cf. INED pour les traités économiques.

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Übersetzung und mit den Vorrden und Randglossen D. Martin Luthers ...

      Mit 4 Kupfertafeln (1 doppelblattgroß) und 2 gest. Vignetten. Erste Ausgabe der Tübinger Folio-Bibel. Titel mit Fehlstelle, auf Trägerpapier aufkaschiert, 3 Bl. Widmung (alt am Rand mit Papierstreifen verstärkt), 3 Bl. Vorrede (2 Seiten vertauscht), 8 Bl. Nachricht von den Jüdischen Alterthümern, Lutheri Vorrede u. Bücher des AT u. NT (verbunden, erstes Blatt zwischen Vorrede und Altem Testament, die übrigen 7 Blatt zwischen altem und neuem Testament, hier auch eingebunden der doppelseitige Kupfer von der Stadt Jerusalem (mit größeren Randschäden und Fehlstellen am Rand, aufkaschiert) und 2 ganzseitigen aufkaschierten Kupfern (jüdische Altertümer), 1248 S. Altes Testament, Jerusalem (s.o.), ganzseitiger Titelkupfer zum Neuen Testament, 582 S., 60 S. (Harmonia der vier Evangelisten), (S. 61 -) 80 (Haupt-Register), 38 Bll. (Register über die Namen in der Heiligen Bibel). Es fehlen das Porträt von Pfaff, der Titelkupfer zum Alten Testament und die zwei Landkarten. Am Schluß der Bibel ist ein Blatt eingebunden mit handschriftlichen Eintragungen der Besitzer der Bibel aus Schlesien von 1765 bis 1990.

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        Desengano dos peccadores, necessario a todo genero de pessoas, utilissimo aos missionarios, e aos prégadores desenganados, que só desejão a salvação das almas.... Quinta edição por Pedro Antonio Caldas

      (1), 20, 511 p. Frontispice + 14 engraved plates. Small 4to. Contemporary full calf, four raised bands, gilt at spine.A wide margin copy, frontispiece a bit soiled, expertley restored to the margin, a few stains, but else very good (see photos).Fifth edition, extremely rare, of "one of the most curious devotional books published by missionaries from Brazil." (Borba de Moraes). OCLC lists only 2 copies of this edition (Loyola University of Chicago, Universidad de São Paulo). Alexandre Perier, born in Turin around 1651, was a Jesuit missionary in Brazil for more than thirty years, serving as Father Superior at Paraiba and Cabo Frio, also procurator of missions. In 1722 he was still alive in Italy, but little else is known about him. In his introduction, Perier explains that the plates shown in his book had been very effective in the evangelization of the Brazilian Indians, who were horrified at the depictions of the torments of Hell and so forced into conversion. After five successful editions the work was finally banned by the Inquisitorial censors through the edict from 1771, for propounding erroneous doctrines and misleading interpretations of the articles of Faith. This fifth edition from 1765 is the one confiscated by the Edital. The work has 14 plates beside the frontispiece. Three were done by Guilhermo Francisco Laurenco Debrie, a prolific artist who normally used a more conventional style; three more are signed by one "J. Matheo," who worked with Debrie on another volume but is otherwise unknown. The work is distinguished from others of the same kind not only by its formidable illustrations, but also by its exceedingly threatening tone. "The fact that it was banned, and 'prohibited to all bookdealers, printers, and other persons; to sell, print, have, distribute, and spread, in any form or manner whatever,' explains its rarity, and the fact that it is so little known."Borba de Moraes II.660-62; cf. Innocencio I.39 (describes only the first edition published in Rome 1724, and refers to a second published in Lisbon)

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        Arte de lengua general del reyno de Chile ... y ... un vocabulario hispano-chileno, y un calepino chileno-hispano mas copioso.

      Lima: en la calle de la Encarnaçion, 1765. Small 8vo (14 cm; 5.5"). [15] ff., 682 pp., [1] ff. First edition of this important book for the study of the Araucanian language (i.e., Mapuche or Mapudungun) of Chile. The contents are a grammar, a dialogue in Araucanian, a short Spanish-to-Araucanian dictionary, the Araucanian alphabet and dipthongs, and Catholic prayers, doctrine, and a brief catechism in Araucanian, plus extended Spanish–Araucanian and Araucanian–Spanish dictionaries. Febres, a Jesuit, was a native of Cataluña who arrived in Chile at a young age. His work among the Araucanian Indians led to his acquiring a great command of their language, and this work still stands as a monument to his erudition. Medina's researches discovered that when the Spanish authorities made their inventory of the Jesuits' library in Chile in 1767, only 255 copies of this book were found, leading him to suppose that the total press run was only 500 copies.    The title-page and the rest of the initial half-signature of the copy in hand are => printed in red and black, but according to Harper (American Iberica, item 476A) some copies do exist printed in black and gold (!), while Medina (Bibliotheca hispano-chilena) says he has seen copies printed in black and green, or perhaps just green. The final leaf here displays a typographic sampling of the press's fonts. There are a few tailpieces — one unusual and a charmer.         Medina, Lima, 1228; Medina, BHC, 461; Viñaza 345; Palau 87065; Sabin 23968; Vargas Ugarte 1923; DeBacker-Sommervogel, III, 576. On Febres, see: Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal e Iberoamérica, fiche 309, frames 216–49. Contemporary stiff vellum, lacking ties; a bit warped. Title-page expertly restored along outer margin and several letters of the title now present in good facsimile, with the leaf backed. Front hinge (inside) starting but strong. Interior generally clean with the odd spot or old stain only.

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        Histoire du règne de la Reine Anne d'Angleterre, contenant les négociations de la paix d'Utrecht & les démêlés qu'elle occasionna en Angleterre

      Chez Marc-Michel Rey|& Arkstée & Merkus. - Chez Marc-Michel Rey & Arkstée & Merkus, à Amsterdam 1765, in-12 (10x17cm), xxiv ; 416pp., relié. - Edizione originale della traduzione francese di Eitous questa opera postuma di Dr. Jonathan Swift. Legame contemporaneo in pieno vitello screziato. Torna liscio decorato con cassettoni e pinnacoli dorati e un pezzo titolo marocchino rosso. Rotolo d'oro in curva. Tutti i bordi in marmo. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française d'Eitous de cet ouvrage posthume du docteur Jonathan Swift ; la première édition anglaise étant parue en 1758. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau marbré. Dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons dorés ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Bel exemplaire. Cette histoire ne contient que les quatre dernières années de la reine Anne. Bien que l'ouvrage soit solidement écrit et pensé, c'est un ouvrage de propagande, l'auteur cherchant à justifier les mesures de Lord Bolingbrooke, nouveau ministre de la reine Anne, contre celles de l'ancien et de ses partisans, Marlborough.  

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        Original Poems on Several Subjects. In Two Volumes .

      Printed for Mss. Hawes, Clarke, and Collins . [Vol. 2: Edinburgh: Printed by A. Donaldson and J. Reid. Sold by Alexander Donaldson, at his shops in London and Edinburgh]., London 1765 - First edition. Despite the mixed London/Edinburgh imprint it is clear that both volumes were entirely typeset in Scotland: the type ornaments and title vignettes are identical. Donaldson and Reid evidently printed a certain number of copies for Hawes et al. in London, but were not scrupulous about making sure all volumes had the correct imprint. This set is as issued.This is an unusually good series of poems, by a Scottish medical man clearly the product of his enlightened century. Some subjects seem entirely modern, e.g. 'The Monopolist' ('Sapo, condemn'd to love of gain, / Tortures for it his little brain'.) or, 'An Elegy on the Cutting down of an Oak', or 'The Triumph of Vice. A Fragment'. There are several literary poems, including elegies on Joseph Addison and Edward Young, and a long satire called 'Poetical Characteristics; or, an Estimate of the Advantages of Rhyming. In Three Cantos', which pokes fun at Pope, Gay, Gray, Johnson, the author's Scots contemporaries Blacklock and Ogilvie, and even at Lord Kames: 'With Kames's eye Lyncean view/ And pierce all Nature through and through'. 2 vols, 12mo (168 × 100 mm), pp. xviii, [1], 270, [2]; 322, [2]; complete with half-title to vol. 2 (not called for in vol. 1); titles with identical woodcut ornaments, other typographical ornaments; occasional very minor spotting or browning; uniform contemporary vellum backed blue boards, red morocco spine labels; rubbed, spines soiled, but a very good copy. [ESTC: (Edinburgh imprint:) BL, NLS, Bodley, St. Andrews, Columbia, Harvard; (London imprint:) NY Academy of Medicine, Rice, Library of Congress, UCLA, Otago.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Regles Du Jeu Des Passes. Inventé Par S.A.S.E. Monseigneur L`Electeur De Baviere. - Regeln des Paßspiels, welches von Sr. Churfürstlichen Durchleucht in Baiern erfunden worden.

      (München), Johann Friedrich Ott 1765.. 51 S. Umschlag d. Zt. 4°. Seltenes Regelwerk mit deutsch-französischem Paralleltext zu einem modifiziertem "Mail" Spiel, was am ehestem mit dem heutigen Croquet verglichen werden kann. Der bayerische Kurfürst war ein passionierter Spieler, der selbst Regeln entwarf und wie hier vorliegend publizierte. Die Hofgesellschaft amüsierte sich damit im Münchner Hofgarten und vor dem Schloss Schleissheim, das eine mit Linden bepflanzte Mailbahn bis zum Schloss Lustheim aufweisen konnte. Die Bahn existiert nicht mehr, aber die noch heute so benannte Lindenallee legt davon Zeugnis ab. - Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        Regles Du Jeu Des Passes. Inventé Par S.A.S.E. Monseigneur L\'Electeur De Baviere. - Regeln des Paßspiels, welches von Sr. Churfürstlichen Durchleucht in Baiern erfunden worden.

      (München), Johann Friedrich Ott 1765. 51 S. Umschlag d. Zt. 4°. Seltenes Regelwerk mit deutsch-französischem Paralleltext zu einem modifiziertem \"Mail\" Spiel, was am ehestem mit dem heutigen Croquet verglichen werden kann. Der bayerische Kurfürst war ein passionierter Spieler, der selbst Regeln entwarf und wie hier vorliegend publizierte. Die Hofgesellschaft amüsierte sich damit im Münchner Hofgarten und vor dem Schloss Schleissheim, das eine mit Linden bepflanzte Mailbahn bis zum Schloss Lustheim aufweisen konnte. Die Bahn existiert nicht mehr, aber die noch heute so benannte Lindenallee legt davon Zeugnis ab. - Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Histoire de la Découverte faite en France, de Matières semblables à celles dont la Porcelaine de la Chine est composée. Lûe à l'Assemblée publique de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, le Mercredi 13 Novembre 1765

      23 pp. Large 4to, orig. marbled wrappers bound in later cloth. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1765. First separate edition, an offprint with new pagination. Guettard (1715-86), who served as curator of Réaumur's natural history collections, was elected to the Académie Royale des Sciences as an adjoint botaniste. He is most famous for his discovery of the volcanic nature of the Auvergne and his attempt to construct a geological map of France in collaboration with Lavoisier. Guettard played an important role in the development of the porcelain industry in France. About 1750 the Duc d'Orléans founded a laboratory, under the direction of Guettard, in order to discover the art of making hard or Chinese porcelain. Having examined samples of the rare materials sent from China, Guettard determined that kaolin and petuntse near Alençon could be used. In the present work, Guettard describes his findings. The discovery of kaolin in France enabled the porcelain industry to finally successfully replicate the hard-paste porcelains of China which had for centuries been considered the finest in the world. This great discovery led to the enormous development of the porcelain industries of both Limoges and Sèvres. A year later, Brancas (1733-1824), Comte de Lauraguais, scientist and Academician, disputed the claims of Guettard regarding the discovery of kaolin, in his Observations sur le Mémoire de M. Guettard concernant la Porcelaine. Brancas claimed that he was the first, in 1758, to make French hard-paste, also using kaolin from Alençon. Tipped-in is a one-page autograph by Guettard regarding the transport of kaolin and difficulties with the customs agents. Fine copy and rare. Bookplate of Frederic Cheron. ❧ D.S.B., V, pp. 577-79. Poggendorff, I, 973-74.

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        Chansons joyeuses, mises au jour par un ane-onyme, onissime. Nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée, & avec de grands changemens qu'il faudroit encore changer.

      de l'imprimerie de l'Académie de Troyes, A Paris, à Londres, et à Ispahan seulement 1765 - 2 parties en 1 vol. (4)-80 pp. 16 pp. de musique gravée, maroquin brun, dos orné à nerfs, armes sur le plats supérieur, filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches rouges (reliure XIXe). Édition originale de la première partie, complète de la musique gravée. Une deuxième partie parut à la suite. « Le souvenir que Charles Collé (1709-1783) a laissé à son siècle et à celui qui suivit, durant lequel on le chantait encore, fut celui d'au auteur salace avant tout (?) Un recueil de chansons plus ou moins gaillardes, daté de 1765, donne le ton de ce qui paraît être l'inspiration favorite du chansonnier : Chansons joyeuses mises au jour par un anonyme, onissime. A Paris, à Londres, à Ispahan seulement, de l'imprimerie de l'Académie de Troyes, 1765. VXL.CCD.M. Telle était l'annonce de cet ouvrage osé, faussement anonyme car chacun savait, dans ce monde étroit des "belles lettres" parisiennes qu'il était de Charles Collé » (Duneton). Exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Charles Collé à Charles-Simon Favart (1710-1792) « l'auteur dramatique le plus populaire et le plus joué du XVIIIe siècle, baptisé plus tard le successeur d'Anacréon » (Duneton) : A Monsieur Favart rue de la Verrerie au coin de la rue des Billettes à Paris. A Paris le 13 May [1763]. Je vous somme de votre parole, Monsieur. Messieurs de Labouexière ont une grande envie de faire connaissance avec vous, ils vous prient de leur faire l'honneur de dîner chez eux mercredy prochain 15 du courant. J'auray ? aller prendre chez vous à une heure précise. Si vous ne pouviez pas pour mercredy faitte moy la grace de me le faire savoir. Si vous ne ditte mot je prendray votre silence pour consentement. C'est ce dernier party que je souhaite vivement que vous preniez ayant la plus grande envie du monde de faire avec vous, Monsieur une connaissance et une liaison plus intimes. J'ay l'honneur d'être avec une parfaitte Consideration, Monsieur votre très humble et très obéissant serviteur Collé. Cette lettre fut reproduite en 1808 dans l'édition Dumolard des Mémoires et correspondance littéraires, dramatiques et anecdotiques de C.-S. Favart (II, p. 300). De la bibliothèque du bibliophile lorrain Charles de Mandre (1805-1875) avec son ex-libris et ses armes sur le plat supérieur. Mors supérieur légèrement frotté. Duneton, Histoire de la Chanson française, I, 853. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Beyträge zum Gebrauch der Mathematik und deren Anwendung- Mit Kupfern.

      Verlag des Buchladens der Realschule, Berlin 1765 - 1772. 3 Bände (so vollständig), 8 Bl., 488 S. mit 5 gefaltete Kufpertafeln - 11 Bl., 815 S., 58 Bl. (Mondtafeln) und 11 gefaltete -Kupfertafeln - - 10 Bl., 569 S. und 16 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, 8°, Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel auf (teils fragmentarischem) Rückenschild, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Papier-Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Titel, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen (Kapitale stärker), Papier vereinzelt gering braunfleckig, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, Im Text einige (teils gefaltete) Tabellen und zahlreiche Vignetten. Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen 32 Tafeln in gutem Zustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Vermessung, Kartographie, Mathematik, Astronomie, Bautechnik

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        REMARKABLE TRIALS AND INTERESTING MEMOIRS, OF THE MOST NOTED CRIMINALS, WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED AT THE ASSIZES, THE KING'S-BENCH BAR, GUILDHALL, &c. FOR HIGH-TREASON, MURDER, CONSPIRACY, RAPE, HIGHWAY [ROBBERY], FELONY, BURGLARY, IMPOSITION, AND OTHER ATROCIOUS CRIMES, VILLAINIES, AND MISDEMEANOURS. FROM THE YEAR 1740, TO 1764. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR MOST MEMORABLE EXPLOITS, ADVENTURES, CONFESSIONS, AND DYING-BEHAVIOUR. In Two Volumes ..

      London: Printed for W. Nicoll, at the Paper-Mill, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1765.. 12mo, two volumes, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv-x [xi-xiv] [1] 2-336; [i-viii] [1] 2-358, full calf, all panels ruled in gold, edges speckled red. First edition. Highway robbery, piracy on the Thames, murder, rape, a midwife tried for "not doing his duty," and more. Female miscreants are well represented. Many of the cases concern conspiracy, forgery. counterfeiting, and fraud. ESTC T114036. Half titles present, lacks front free endpaper in volume II, a very clean, attractive copy. Scarce in commerce. (#154541)

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        Patrollen.

      1. - 3. årgang 3, i alt 107 numre. [Det udkomne]. [Kbhvn.: C. Horrebow 1765-67]. Med enkelt træsnit. Rent og velholdt sæt på skrivepapir, med rødt snit indbundne i 2 conforme samtidige halvlæderbind med farvede titelfelter og rig rygforgyldning. Chr. G. Biering [1731-76] var bl. a. grundlæggeren af Fyns Stiftstidende. Han udfoldede en meget frugtbar forfattervirksomhed. Moralske og muntre rimerier, hyrdestykker og fabler, religiøst grebne "tanker" og oder til jomfruerne, til ungkarlene, til kæresten tilvirkede han efter samtidens bedste mønstre og udgav medens han var i København enten alene eller sammen med andre nogle underholdende tidskrifter, der iblandt "Patrollen". Bibl. Danica IV, 603. Harald Jørgensen s. 19 og 27. DBL(3), II, 81.

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        Traité de l'existance, de la nature et des propriétés du fluide des nerfs, et principalement de son action dans le mouvement musculaire, ouvrage couronné en 1753 par l'Académie de Berlin; suivi des dissertations sur la sensibilité des meninges, des tendons, &c. l'Insensibilité du cerveau, la structure des nerfs, l'irritabilité hallérienne, &c.

      - Berlin, [Académie royale des sciences et belles lettres de Berlin], 1765. 8vo (20.2 x 12.2 cm). Half-title, title in red and black, [iv], 332 pp., two engraved head pieces, six large, folded, engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands with gilt-stippled lines and black morocco label with gilt title. Edges sprinkled red.l Important work with new and original research on the nerve system by the French naturalist, surgeon and anatomist Claude-Nicolas Le Cat (1700-1768). He founded the "Académie royale des sciences, belles lettres et arts" in Rouen, and developed an instrument for lithotomy, the "Gorgeret cystotome". Le Cat deserve credit for the first removal of bladder polyp through the dilated urethra. He also effected a great advance in cataract surgery. His reputation in France and Europe is reflected by his numerous academy prizes, publications, and surgical notoriety (Wikipedia). Small, vague, oval blindstamp of a former private owner in the top margin of the front free endpaper; some rubbing to the edges and spine; a few small, marginal spots; generally clean. A very good copy. Bayle & Thillaye II, p. 298. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité des couleurs pour la peinture en émail et sur la porcelaine ; précédé de l'art de peindre sur émail, et suivi de plusieurs mémoires sur différents sujets intéressants, tels que le travail de la porcelaine, l'art du stuccateur, la manière d'exécuter les camées & les autres pierre figurées, le moyen de perfectionner la composition du verre blanc & le travail des glaces, &c

      First and only posthumous edition published at the initiative of Diderot.Pleine speckled roan of the time. Back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilt floral iron. Piece red morocco. Cups decorated with golden roulette. All red edges. Bel exemplaire.Didier Francis of Arclais Montamy placed with the Duke of Orleans, where he was appointed the first head waiter, practicing mathematics, experimental physics and chemistry. Close friend of Diderot (which was responsible for the fate of the manuscript and publishing) he contributed to the article on the enamel of the Encyclopedia. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez G. Cavelier Paris 1765 in-8 (10x17cm) lij ; 287pp. relié

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        Wöchentliche Wappenbelustigung. Erster Band worinnen die Probe und Sieben Stücke Nebst vollständigen Register über alle acht Stücke [= alles Erschienene]. 8 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Augsburg, Franciscische Akademie freyer Künste, 1761-1765. - Erstausgabe dieses reich illustrierten Werkes; auf starkem Papier gedruckt. - Mit einem Nebentitel: „Erster Band Academischer Wappen- Ahnen- und Trachten-Belustigung". - Handschriftliches Inhaltsverzeichnis und zwei Verzeichnisse der Kupfer beigebunden. Haupttitel und Vorstücke verbunden. - Einbände etw. beschabt u. bestoßen. Vereinzelt schwach wasserrandig. Tlw. leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Krieg, MNE II, 84; Lipperheide RC 24; Kirchner 1021; Henning/Jochums S. 8; ADB XXIV, 563. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 4°. Mit zahlr. Kupfertafeln, Textkupfern u. Textholzschnitten. Zus. ca. 900 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. a. 5 Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Briève & fidèle exposition de l'origine, de la doctrine, des constitutions, usages et ceremonies ecclesiastiques de l'eglise de l'unité des freres connus sous le nom de Freres de Boheme & de Moravie, ... avec XVI. planches.[Saxony?], 1758. 8vo. With 16 numbered double-page engraved plates. Brown morocco (Lyon, ca. 1900) with gold-tooled turn-ins, signed by L(ouis) GUÉTANT.

      Brunet I, col. 1258; James Ford Bell B-426; Sabin 7935. First edition in French, published one year after the first German edition, of the first work attributed to David Cranz, missionary in the Moravian United Brethren, best known for his 1765 description of Greenland. The present work gives a history of the United Brethren, their beliefs and their practices, both in Europe and in their missions in America. The church was established in 1457, but the book concentrates on its history since its establishment in Herrnhut (Saxony, near the Moravian border) under Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf in 1722. Under his guidance the church set up their mission in Greenland in 1733, and a 1747 act of Parliament under George II granted them permission to practice their religion freely in the British colonies in America. The illustrations show ordination, induction, baptism, communion, marriage, exorcism, an agape feast and other activities in the Moravian Church, as well as their missionary work among black slaves in the West Indies (2 plates), American Indians (probably in Pennsylvania) and native Greenlanders.With the gold-stamped leather armorial bookplate of Noé de Salvert. In very good condition, with occasion light marginal foxing. The beautiful binding by the deluxe binder Louis Guétant (active in Lyon ca. 1895-ca. 1920?) is in fine condition, with only a couple scratches on the back cover. A rare and important primary source for the Moravian United Brethren, with remarkable plates of Greenland Eskimos, American Indians and black West Indian slaves.

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        Erläuterungen der in Kupfer gestochenen Vorstellungen, aus der Geschichte der Reichstadt Augsburg. In historischen Briefen an ein Frauenzimmer

      Finely engraved frontis., engraved vignette on title, 11 fine chapter head-pieces, & 18 engraved plates. 1 p.l. (the frontis.), 264, [9] pp. 4to, cont. speckled half-sheep & speckled boards, orange leather lettering piece on spine, old blue painted label numbered "136" in bottom spine compartment. Augsburg: C.H. Stage, 1765 [frontis. dated "1767"]. First edition of this finely illustrated work on Augsburg, which pays particular attention to the artistic activities of the city. Stetten (1731-1808), was one of the most notable personalities of 18th-century Augsburg, active in city government and the arts. He wrote several other works on different aspects of the city, its history, and most notable residents as well as literary works. Stetten provides here not just a history of Augsburg but detailed accounts of the most important printers of the city, buildings, the leading artists, commercial and banking activities (much on the Fuggers), leading scientists and engineers, artisans, engravers, goldsmiths, collectors of art, chemists, musicians, architects, manufacturers of weapons, etc., etc. The 18 plates, each with two scenes, depict notable moments in the history of the city. Fine copy printed on thick paper. The frontispiece and the headpieces are particularly attractive. ❧ Lanckoronska-Oehler, I, 39-40 & 94-"Stetten hat nicht nur einen großen Teil der bekanntesten Stecher zur Ausschmückung des Werkes herangezogen, sondern hat auch selbst zahlreiche Landschaftsradierungen geschaffen…Die von ihm…ausführlich beschriebenen Kupfer bilden mit dem Text für das Augsburg des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts… eine aufschlußreiche Quelle.".

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        Briève & fidèle exposition de l'origine, de la doctrine, des constitutions, usages et ceremonies ecclesiastiques de l'eglise de l'unité des freres connus sous le nom de Freres de Boheme & de Moravie, . avec XVI. planches.[Saxony?], 1758. 8vo. With 16 numbered double-page engraved plates. Brown morocco (Lyon, ca. 1900) with gold-tooled turn-ins, signed by L(ouis) GUÉTANT.

      - Brunet I, col. 1258; James Ford Bell B-426; Sabin 7935. First edition in French, published one year after the first German edition, of the first work attributed to David Cranz, missionary in the Moravian United Brethren, best known for his 1765 description of Greenland. The present work gives a history of the United Brethren, their beliefs and their practices, both in Europe and in their missions in America. The church was established in 1457, but the book concentrates on its history since its establishment in Herrnhut (Saxony, near the Moravian border) under Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf in 1722. Under his guidance the church set up their mission in Greenland in 1733, and a 1747 act of Parliament under George II granted them permission to practice their religion freely in the British colonies in America. The illustrations show ordination, induction, baptism, communion, marriage, exorcism, an agape feast and other activities in the Moravian Church, as well as their missionary work among black slaves in the West Indies (2 plates), American Indians (probably in Pennsylvania) and native Greenlanders.With the gold-stamped leather armorial bookplate of Noé de Salvert. In very good condition, with occasion light marginal foxing. The beautiful binding by the deluxe binder Louis Guétant (active in Lyon ca. 1895-ca. 1920?) is in fine condition, with only a couple scratches on the back cover. A rare and important primary source for the Moravian United Brethren, with remarkable plates of Greenland Eskimos, American Indians and black West Indian slaves.

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        Disegno della seconda Marchina incendiata per comando di Sua Eccellenza il Signor Don Lorenzo Colonna

      1765 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1765. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini. Il foglio era applicato su tela ed in cornice; dopo un sapiente lavoro di restauro è stato riportato alla condizione originale. Presenta al verso tracce di colla, al recto delle leggere abrasioni e delle minime ossidazioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charl [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Manœuvrier,

      Paris: chez H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, , 1765. ou essai sur la thoerie et la pratique des mouvemens du navire et des évolutions navales. Par... officier des vaisseaux de la Compagnie des Indes. Octavo (198 x 120 mm). Contemporary French cats-paw calf, gilt spine decorated with floriate motifs (grape-and-vine tools at foot), red edges, marbled endpapers. Eight engraved folding plates of naval manoeuvres, typographical head-pieces and wood-engraved tail-pieces. Binding only lightly rubbed. An excellent copy, crisp and clean, with the terminal advertisement leaf. First edition of this important influence on the development of English naval thought; "divided into 4 pts: manoeuvring of ships, evolutions, miscellaneous marine matters, signalling, and also a glossary of terms. It was later translated by David Steel and incorporated into his Elements and practice of rigging and seamanship [1794]" (Craig). "Though less illuminating on fundamental principles than Morogues its methods of handling a fleet are more fully elaborated, and it ends by heralding the final reform with an explanation of the system of numerary signals devised and practised by that all too little appreciated genius Mahe de la Bourdonnais, under whom the author must have served in India." (Corbett, Signals and Instructions, 1776-1794, NRS Vol.XXXV). Despite Kempenfelt's efforts (he produced a translation of the signal portion of the book in 1781), a full translation into English was not made until 1788. Provenance: ownership inscription verso of first blank, and elegant engraved book label to front pastedown, of Devis Decrès, future minister of the navy under Napoleon. Decrès had a brilliant career, a midshipman in 1779, he took part in operations in the Caribbean from 1780 to 1783, promoted to ship's ensign in 1782 at the time that he took part in the Battle of the Saintes. His ownership inscription gives his rank as lieutenant, placing purchase of this volume between 1786 and 1793, when he became a captain. Arrested as a noble at the outbreak of the French Revolution, he was reinstated in 1795 and placed in command of the Formidable, and in her took part in the attempted invasion of Ireland in 1796. He was promoted to contre-amiral in 1798 and commanded a light squadron during the invasion of Egypt, covering the landing in Malta. He took part in the Battle of the Nile in the Diane, managing to avoid the slaughter, and escaping to Malta, raising his flag in the Guillaume Tell. He was captured trying to break the blockade, and eventually exchanged back to France in August 1800. Napoleon personally presented him with an honour sabre, and appointed him maritime prefect at Lorient. From 3 October 1801 to the fall of the Empire in 1814, he served as Napoleon's Minister of the Navy, being made a duke in April 1813. During the Hundred Days Decrès briefly resumed his post as Minister of the Navy. He died in a house fire in 1820. Scarce commercially and uncommon institutionally: Copac cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BM,Cambridge, Scotland, NMM, University College London), OCLC adds 17 institutions worldwide. A lovely copy in period calf with a distinguished provenance.

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        Plan de la Position de L'Armée Alliée à Altenhagen et de celle de Francois à Zelle depuis le 13 jusqu' au 24 de Decemb. 1757. F.W. de Bawr. Gravè Sous la Direction de J.V. Schley, et Publié à La Haye aux Depens de Pierre Gosse junior & Daniel Pinet, 1765.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Jacob van der Schley n. Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer b. Gosse & Pinet, dat. 1765, 52 x 32,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 43. - Am rechten Erklärungen. - Zeigt den Großraum Celle mit Einzeichnungen altkolorierter Truppenstellungen. - Mittig Celle mit Plan.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. T. C. Lotter, 3 zusammengesetzte Karten, "Tabula Synoptica Totius Fluminis Danubii á Fontibus usque ad Ostia .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, um 1765, 49.5 x 170 Ritter, Die Welt aus Augsburg, p. 47. Die Titelkartusche auf der östl. Karte, eine kleine Insetkarte auf der westl. Karte ( zeigt den Oberlauf der Donau ). Zeigt den Donaulauf v. Riedlingen bis ins Schwarze Meer, aber auch das ganze Schwarze Meer; restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Tractatio de theoria descensus et ascensus gravium obliqui ejusque multiplici applicationes.

      München, Thuille, 1765.. Folio. Umschlag der Zeit aus Bronzefirnispapier (mit kleinen Randläsuren, Rücken stärker berieben). 5 Bll., 74 S., 11 Bll. (ohne das letzte weiße Bl). Mit doppelblattgroßem, gefaltetem allegorischen Frontispiz von J. A. Zimmermann und 3 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln mit schematischen Darstellungen. Alter handschriftlicher Vermerk auf Titelblatt, beiliegen 6 lose Bll. handschriftliche Aufzeichnungen in deutscher Kurrentschrift, offenbar thesenartige Zusammenfassungen des Textes, mglw. im unmittelbaren Kontext der Disputation entstanden. Erste Ausgabe. Selten. – De Backer-Sommervogel VIII, 1564, 1. Nicht bei Poggendorff. – Zweissig lehrte 5 Jahre Philosophie in München und Ingolstadt, Theologie in Solothurn sowie kanonisches Recht in Neuburg. Behandelt werden hier Probleme der Mechanik (u.a. Pendelberechnungen, schiefe Ebene).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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