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         Sparviere non molto diverso da quello chiamato volgarm.te Moschetto = Accipiter Muscetum Aldrovandi referens.

      - [In Firenze, nella stamperia Mouckiana, 1767]. Acquaforte colorata a mano, mm. 346x275 (l'impronta della lastra), mm. 462x362 (il foglio). Firmata in lastra: Viol. Vanni f. Dedica alla signora Anna Biliotti nata baronessa del Nero, incisa in rame, sotto la figura. Magnifica calcografia, proveniente dalla "Storia naturale degli Uccelli", a cura di Saverio Manetti, Lorenzo Lorenzi e Violante Vanni, stampata a Firenze negli anni 1767-1776. Manetti, medico e direttore dell'orto botanico di Firenze dal 1749 al 1782, fu il responsabile del testo, per la nomenclatura delle specie e per la distribuzione dell'opera. L'abate Lorenzo Lorenzi e Violante Vanni (una delle poche donne a lavorare in quel campo) disegnarono le tavole, le incisero su rame e le colorarono a mano. Il risultato fu la migliore e più ampia opera illustrata di ornitologia realizzata fino ad allora. Si tratta della tavola numero XX dell'opera. Ottime condizioni, in passe-partout. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Pissot (volumes I, II, IV) and Delalain (volume III) 1767-71, Paris - 255 x 190 mm. (10 1/8 x 7 1/2"). Four volumes. Translated by Abbé Banier. First Edition with these Illustrations. Attractive 19th century brown morocco, covers with frame of one thick black rule and two gilt fillets, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands flanked by similar rules, panels with central fleuron, gilt titling, turn-ins with multiple plain and decorative gilt rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Large engraved vignette headpieces and decorative tailpieces, engraved vignette on each title page, Volume I with added engraved title page and engraved dedication leaf, and 139 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES after Eisen, Monnet, J. M. Moreau, Boucher, Gravelot, Le Prince, Parizeau, and St. Gois, engraved by Lemire, Leveau, Massard, and others, and with vignette "Fin" plate listing names of artists (the first plate as well as dedication, vignettes, and head- and tailpieces engraved by Choffard). A few original tissue guards. Front pastedowns with the bookplate of James Hale Bates (1845-1901), the American travel writer. Ray, 62; Cohen-de Ricci 769-72 ("superbe ouvrage"); Brunet IV, 285-86; Graesse V, 89-90. Occasional very mild overall browning to the first two volumes, isolated small rust spots, but an extremely appealing set, the decorative bindings lustrous and scarcely worn, and clean and fresh internally, with fine impressions of the engravings. This is a beautifully preserved and attractively bound copy of what Ray says flatly "is the supreme anthology of French Rococo book illustrations." The plates were first intended for printing as a separate suite designed by "the best French painters" and engraved by the best engravers, but before they could be published separately, they were incorporated in this edition of Ovid. The result, says Ray, "is a high point among illustrated books of the 18th century." It is difficult to exaggerate the pleasure the illustrations give. They are executed with great delicacy; the effects of light and shadow are especially impressive; and the sharpness and detail of even background figures are unusually fine. The preliminary pictures were done by a number of different artists. "The veteran Boucher appears beside the young Moreau, with Eisen, Choffard, Monnet, and Gravelot also playing substantial roles," says Ray. He singles out for special praise the illustrations of Eisen and finds his four depictions of the seasons supreme, from Spring, a graceful maiden fingering flower garlands flown in by cupids, to old man Winter hovering over a fire at which the fat cupids also warm themselves. Ray also is enthusiastic about the headpieces of Choffard, calling them "images which baffle the mind while they set it dreaming." With such a number of plates, one could expect to find an occasional engraving that is noticeably inferior, but in this work, the illustrations maintain a remarkably consistent high level of excellence. The present copy is from the first issue with these plates, an issue Cohen-de Ricci describes as much superior to the second (which is identified as having volume IV dated 1770). This is a beautifully preserved and attractively bound copy of what Ray says flatly "is the supreme anthology of French Rococo book illustrations." The plates were first intended for printing as a separate suite designed by "the best French painters" and engraved by the best engravers, but before they could be published separately, they were incorporated in this edition of Ovid. The result, says Ray, "is a high point among illustrated books of the 18th century." It is difficult to exaggerate the pleasure the illustrations give. They are executed with great delicacy; the effects of light and shadow are especially impressive; and the sharpness and detail of even background figures are unusually fine. The preliminary pictures were done by a number of different artists. "The veteran Boucher appears beside the young Moreau, with Eisen, Choffard, Monnet, and Gravelot also playing substantial roles," says Ray. He s

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         Denkmäler des Alten Roms oder Sammlung der vornehmsten und noch in Rom vorhandenen Alterthümer nach Barbaults Zeichnung nebst einer Erklärung derselben aus dem Französischen übersetzt, herausgegegen und verlegt von G. C. Kilian. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Augsburg, Kilian, 1767. - Folio, circa 39,5 x 26,8 cm. 4 (1 w.) Bll., 40 SS., 1 Bl., mit gestochener Vignette, 54 doppelblgr. Tafeln - 8 SS., 12 dpblgr. Tafeln - 4 SS., 3 dpblgr. Tafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung "Fromm 1753; Thieme-B. II, 465; Graesse I, 289; vgl. Berliner Ornamentstichkatalog 1889 (Ausgabe 1782). Erste deutsche Ausgabe (parallel auch bei Stage in Augsburg erschienen) der prachtvollen Bearbeitung von "Les plus beaux monuments de Rome ancienne". Die Veduten nach Jean Barbault (1705-1766), der ab 1747 bis zu seinem Tod in Italien arbeitete, sind hier mit hübscher Figurenstaffage ergänzt und teils von Kilian etwas verändert. Die Tafeln sind numeriert von 1 bis 54 und auch so komplett, die spätere dritte Auflage gibt es manchmal auch mit 60 Tafeln. - ANGEBUNDEN ist: Ruinen und Ueberbleibsel von Athen, nebst anderen merkwürdigen Alterthümern Griechenlands herausgegeben von Robert Sayer in London. Nun mit einem aus der Englischen Beschreibung zur Erläuterung derselben kurzgefassten historischen Auszuge nach dem Englischen Original. Prachtvolle deutsche Ausgabe der "Ruins of Athens. With Remains and Other Valuable Antiquities in Greece" mit 12 grossen Tafeln im Stil von Piranesi. - FERNER hier ausserdem noch: Wahre Abbildung und kurze Beschreibung dreyer der besten antiken Malereyen welche im Herculaneo und dieser Stadt Gegenden bis aufs Jahr 1760 gefunden worden. Mit 3 grossen Tafeln, die 6 Kupfer zeigen - es handelt sich dabei um Varianten der Tafeln 52-54 des ersten Werkes, wobei ein Kupfer ganz ausgetauscht ist und hier nun eine Büste des Demosthenes zeigt. - Schönes Exemplar. Vorsatz mit Spur von entferntem und neuerem Exlibris, weisses Blatt zu Beginn gebräunt und mit Kaufvermerk von 1801. Wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig, meist sehr sauber und in schönem, kräftigem Druck, wenig berieben, oberes Kapital leicht bestossen, insgesamt jedoch sehr gut erhalten und sehr dekorativ. " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Rare Antique Master Print-FREDERICK HENRY-EMILIA VAN SOLMS-Rymsdyk-Jordaens-1767

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Frederick Henry and Emilia van Solms, Prince and Princess of Orange.' - Double portrait of Govaert van Surpele, mayor of Diest, Belgium and his wife Catharina Coninckx (wrongly identified as Prince Frederick Henry and his wife Amalia van Solms). Mezzotint engraving on wove paper. Description: This print originates from: After a painting in the National Gallery, London. Ref: Hollstein 45 (after Jordaens). Rare. Published by John Boydell in London, 1767.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'J.v. Rymsdyk' after 'Ja. Jordaens'. Jan van Rymsdyk (also Riemsdyk, Remsdyke, died 1790) was a Dutch painter and engraver. Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) was Flemish Baroque painter. Condition: Good, given age. Small pinholes in the lower left margin corner. A tear in the left and right margin extending a little into the image (closed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape). Two chips in the margin with similar restorations. The paper broken on the platemark in the top edge, reinforced with paper and acid-free archival tape to the rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P3-10 The overall size is ca. 16.9 x 21.3 inch. The image size is ca. 15.9 x 19.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 43 x 54 cm. The image size is ca. 40.5 x 50.5 cm.

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         MALAYSIA – TIOMAN ISLAND: A DRAUGHT OF THE BAY ON THE S W. SIDE OF ISLAND TIMOAN THE WHOLE SURVEYED & DRAWN WITH ACCURACY BY WM. NICHELSON, MASTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP ELIZABETH, IN JANUARY 1763.

      London, []. 1767 - Copper engraving on thick paper, with original extension fly-leaf of remarks contemporarily pasted to left blank margin (Very Good, chart clean with strong engraving impression; fly-leaf on much thinner paper, a little creased with a discreet closed tear), 42 x 61 cm (16.5 x 24 inches) + extension fly-leaf. Very Rare – the first printing of Captain William Nichelson’s fine chart and profile view of Tioman Island (Malaysia), then a important waypoint for navigation between the Straits of Malacca and the Far East, issued within William Herbert’s ‘A New Directory for the East Indies’ – a stellar example with the often-lacking original extension fly-leaf of remarks. This is the very rare first edition, first state of Captain William Nichelson’s highly attractive chart and mariner’s view of Tioman Island (Malaysia), then an important waypoint for navigation between the Straits of Malacca and the Far East. It is based on an a manuscript chart by Nichelson, the master of the HMS Elizabeth, drafting during his visit to the island in January 1763, and was first published within the third edition of William Herbert’s important atlas of oriental navigation, A New Directory for the East Indies (London, 1767). Nichelson’s work is by far and away the finest 18th Century depiction of the Tioman, and was copied for some decades by various map publishers. The present example of the chart is marquis, as it features the often-lacking fly-leaf of nautical remarks, contemporarily pasted to the chart’s left blank margin.Tioman Island (Malay: Pulau Tioman) is roughly 20 km (12 miles) long and 12 km (7.5 miles) wide, located in the south China Sea about 32 km (20 miles) off of the east coast of mainland Malaysia. Described by Time magazine as one of the World’s most beautiful islands, Tioman is mountainous and covered in jungle, while its shores are surrounded by coral reefs. Today it is a nature preserve and one of the most popular scuba diving sites in Southeast Asia. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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         Plan de la Ville de Paris et de Ses Faubourgs Dédié au Roi

      Rare 18th century map of the city of Paris and its environs, divided into four sheets of twenty sections each, mounted on canvas and folded, to make a large map of approximately 38-1/2 by 56-1/4 inches, dedicated to King Louis XV, with scale and explanation of abbreviations, each sheet with a three-column list of landmarks and places on the map, including streets, public squares, fountains, ports, bridges, chapels, colleges, hospitals, hôtels, royal houses, convents, markets, and other notable locations and sites, the map marked along the top and side with letters from B to Y and numbers from 1 to 16. Some spotting, redness, and foxing. Four sheets loose, housed in a cardboard slipcase with handwritten notation to spine, wear and chipping to case. Paris (Jaillot) 1767. With privilege 1748, corrected and augmented in 1765. The orientation of the map, with North to the left, is the same as that adopted by Jacques Gomboust in 1652 or Pierre Bullet in 1675. This system presents the western façades of churches and other important buildings to the viewer. In his 2007 work "Les Plans de Paris des origines (1493) à la fin du XVIIIe siècle", historian Jean Boutier cites eleven editions of this map, published between 1748 and 1787. According to Boutier at the time, no extant copies of the 1767 are known. In fact, while WorldCat lists other similar maps of Paris by Jaillot, as of October 2017 there is not a single listing for the 1767 edition.

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         A General History of Scotland, from the earliest accounts to the present time. 10 vols.

      Printed for the Author, by A. Hamilton. 1767-68 - 6 engr. frontispieces (one folding), one large folding engr. map, one folding plate, 74 engr. portraits. 8vo. Some old, quite heavy waterstaining to upper margins Vol. VII, otherwise a fine set bound in full contemporary pale calf, with double gilt ruled borders. Spines in six compartments, large gilt floral devices, handsome red gilt morocco labels. Shelf label of Easton Neston Library in each volume. ESTC T146458. Vols. 1-5 are dated 1767; vols. 6-10 1768. Originally issued in weekly parts, a prospectus for the work was published on 24 January 1767. Vol. 1. frontispiece, + 55 portraits; 2. frontispiece plate, large folding map, 5 portraits; 3. 3 portraits; 4. 2 portraits; 5. frontispiece + 1 portrait; 6. frontispiece + 1 portrait; 7. frontispiece + 1 portrait; 8. folding frontispiece; 9. 1 portrait; 10 folding plate + 5 portraits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W---y M----e: 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 [With:] An Additional Volume to the Letters ?

      T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, London 1767 - First edition. xii, [iv], 165, [1]; [iv], 167, [1]; [iv], 134; 142 pp., with half-titles in vols. I-III. 4 vols. 12mo. First edition of Lady Mary's account of her travels in the Ottoman Empire while accompanying her husband on his embassy to Constantinople in 1716. These are not the actual letters as sent. They were reconstructed from a journal kept during her voyage and were written upon Lady Mary's return to England. They were not published until the year after her death; the preface, signed "M.A.," is by Mary Astell. The fourth volume of letters is spurious. Atabey 829; Blackmer 1150; Rothschild 1452. Provenance: early ownership inscription on vol. I title Contemporary calf, red morocco spine labels, red sprinkled edges. Binding offsetting on titles, vol. I front free endpaper loose, vol. IV joints cracked xii, [iv], 165, [1]; [iv], 167, [1]; [iv], 134; 142 pp., with half-titles in vols. I-III. 4 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Aquila Toscana = lat. Aquila Etrusca.

      - [In Firenze, nella stamperia Mouckiana, 1767]. Acquaforte colorata a mano, mm. 343x274 (l'impronta della lastra), mm. 462x362 (il foglio). Non firmata. Dedica a Niccolò Saverio Cambi, incisa in rame sotto la figura. Magnifica calcografia, proveniente dalla "Storia naturale degli Uccelli", a cura di Saverio Manetti, Lorenzo Lorenzi e Violante Vanni, stampata a Firenze negli anni 1767-1776. Manetti, medico e direttore dell'orto botanico di Firenze dal 1749 al 1782, fu il responsabile del testo, per la nomenclatura delle specie e per la distribuzione dell'opera. L'abate Lorenzo Lorenzi e Violante Vanni (una delle poche donne a lavorare in quel campo) disegnarono le tavole, le incisero su rame e le colorarono a mano. Il risultato fu la migliore e più ampia opera illustrata di ornitologia realizzata fino ad allora. Si tratta della tavola numero V dell'opera. Ottime condizioni, in passe-partout. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Paris: Pissot (volumes I, II, IV) and Delalain (volume III), 1767-71. First Edition with these Illustrations. This is a beautifully preserved and attractively bound copy of what Ray says flatly "is the supreme anthology of French Rococo book illustrations." The plates were first intended for printing as a separate suite designed by "the best French painters" and engraved by the best engravers, but before they could be published separately, they were incorporated in this edition of Ovid. The result, says Ray, "is a high point among illustrated books of the 18th century." It is difficult to exaggerate the pleasure the illustrations give. They are executed with great delicacy; the effects of light and shadow are especially impressive; and the sharpness and detail of even background figures are unusually fine. The preliminary pictures were done by a number of different artists. "The veteran Boucher appears beside the young Moreau, with Eisen, Choffard, Monnet, and Gravelot also playing substantial roles," says Ray. He singles out for special praise the illustrations of Eisen and finds his four depictions of the seasons supreme, from Spring, a graceful maiden fingering flower garlands flown in by cupids, to old man Winter hovering over a fire at which the fat cupids also warm themselves. Ray also is enthusiastic about the headpieces of Choffard, calling them "images which baffle the mind while they set it dreaming." With such a number of plates, one could expect to find an occasional engraving that is noticeably inferior, but in this work, the illustrations maintain a remarkably consistent high level of excellence. The present copy is from the first issue with these plates, an issue Cohen-de Ricci describes as much superior to the second (which is identified as having volume IV dated 1770).. 255 x 190 mm. (10 1/8 x 7 1/2"). Four volumes. Translated by Abbé Banier. First Edition with these Illustrations. Attractive 19th century brown morocco, covers with frame of one thick black rule and two gilt fillets, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands flanked by similar rules, panels with central fleuron, gilt titling, turn-ins with multiple plain and decorative gilt rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Large engraved vignette headpieces and decorative tailpieces, engraved vignette on each title page, Volume I with added engraved title page and engraved dedication leaf, and 139 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES after Eisen, Monnet, J. M. Moreau, Boucher, Gravelot, Le Prince, Parizeau, and St. Gois, engraved by Lemire, Leveau, Massard, and others, and with vignette "Fin" plate listing names of artists (the first plate as well as dedication, vignettes, and head- and tailpieces engraved by Choffard). A few original tissue guards. Front pastedowns with the bookplate of James Hale Bates (1845-1901), the American travel writer. Ray, 62; Cohen-de Ricci 769-72 ("superbe ouvrage"); Brunet IV, 285-86; Graesse V, 89-90. Occasional very mild overall browning to the first two volumes, isolated small rust spots, but an extremely appealing set, the decorative bindings lustrous and scarcely worn, and clean and fresh internally, with fine impressions of the engravings.This is a beautifully preserved and attractively bound copy of what Ray says flatly "is the supreme anthology of French Rococo book illustrations." The plates were first intended for printing as a separate suite designed by "the best French painters" and engraved by the best engravers, but before they could be published separately, they were incorporated in this edition of Ovid. The result, says Ray, "is a high point among illustrated books of the 18th century." It is difficult to exaggerate the pleasure the illustrations give. They are executed with great delicacy; the effects of light and shadow are especially impressive; and the sharpness and detail of even background figures are unusually fine. The preliminary pictures were done by a number of different artists. "The veteran Boucher appears beside the young Moreau, with Eisen, Choffard, Monnet, and Gravelot also playing substantial roles," says Ray. He singles out for special praise the illustrations of Eisen and finds his four depictions of the seasons supreme, from Spring, a graceful maiden fingering flower garlands flown in by cupids, to old man Winter hovering over a fire at which the fat cupids also warm themselves. Ray also is enthusiastic about the headpieces of Choffard, calling them "images which baffle the mind while they set it dreaming." With such a number of plates, one could expect to find an occasional engraving that is noticeably inferior, but in this work, the illustrations maintain a remarkably consistent high level of excellence. The present copy is from the first issue with these plates, an issue Cohen-de Ricci describes as much superior to the second (which is identified as having volume IV dated 1770).

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         A COLLECTION OF 12 EPHEMERIS / ALMANACKS FOR 1767

      London: The Company of Stationers, 1767. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. A bound collection of 12 items: 1. "Remarkable News from the Stars: Or, an Ephemeris for 1767.." William Andrews; 48pp; 2. The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository; "An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1767" Anonymous; 48pp; 3. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord 1767..." Anonymous; 48pp; 4. Vox Stetlarum: or a Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption, 1767..." Francis Moore; 16pp; 5. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption, 1767..." John Partridge; 48pp; 6. Parker's Ephemeris For the Year of Our Lord 1767..."; Anonymous; 56pp; 7. "The Coelestial Diary: Or, An Ephemeris For the Year of Our Blessed Saviour's Incarnation, 1767."; Salem Pearse; 32pp; 8. "The Second Part of the Coelestial Diary..." Salem Pearse; 16pp; 9. Poor Robin 1767. An Almanack After the Old, but yet very agreeable..." Sir Robin Poor; 32pp; 10. "A Prognostication For the Year of our Lord God 1767." Sir Robin Poor; 16pp; 11. "The English Apollo; Or Useful Companion...1767" Richard Saunders; 48pp; 12. "Speculum Annis: or, Season on the Seasons. Being An Almanck for the Year of Our Lord 1767..." Henry Season; 48pp; 13. "An Almanack For the Year of Our Lord God, 1767..." Tycho Wing; 48pp; 14. "The Coelestial Atlas; Or, A New Ephemeris for the Year of our Lord 1767..." Robert White; 48pp; 1p Printer's Book List. The covers are lacking and the spine is very chipped at the ends, but the page block of all these contents is very good, with little or no damage, foxing, etc..

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         Thomas Jefferson

      1767. Memoires de Maximilien de Bethune, Duc de Sully, Principal Ministre de Henri le Grand;… Nouvelle Edition…. Londres [but actually Paris], 1767. Seven volumes. 12mo, contemporary French mottled calf gilt, morocco spine labels. Housed in four separate chemise and custom clamshell boxes. Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the memoirs of the Duke de Sully, with Jefferson’s manuscript initial “T” written in front of the letter “I” (substituting for “J”) signature in each volume, and with his manuscript initial “I” written after the letter “T” signature in each volume (save for the final volume, which has no “T” signature). The front fly leaf of the third volume is signed in pencil by Thomas Jefferson Randolph (Thomas Jefferson’s grandson and the executor of his estate), the signature reading "Th. J. Randolph/Edge Hill/Virginia.” Sarah N. Randolph (T.J. Randolph’s daughter and Thomas Jefferson’s great-granddaughter), also of Edge Hill, has also signed her name on a slip of paper laid into the third volume. This set was sold by Hammer Galleries in 1941 as part of the sale of books from William Randolph Hearst’s library. Jefferson’s initials as here are as found in most of his own books, which are rarely ever seen on the market.Sowerby notes that Sully’s Memoires “are usually included in Jefferson’s lists of recommended historical reading.” Sowerby further notes that the first set that Jefferson owned, the set that was part of the library he sold the to Library of Congress, was the 1778 edition, purchased from Frullé in September, 1788, and noted as “8 vol. in 12, br. 16.” The present set was almost certainly purchased by Jefferson to replace the set sold to the Library of Congress in 1815. This set is listed in the 1829 auction catalogue of Jefferson’s library (item 75: 8 volumes, 12mo), but it was apparently kept by Thomas Jefferson Randolph.It is not surprising that Jefferson would recommend Sully’s memoirs as part of a course of historical reading, or that he would be sure to have a set at hand for himselfâ€

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         L'histoire naturelle, éclaircie dans une de ses parties principales, l'Ornithologie, qui traite des oiseaux de terre, de mer et de rivière, tant de nos climats que des pays étrangers. Ouvrage traduit du Latin du Synopsis avium de Ray, augmenté d'un grand nombre de descriptions & de remarques historiques sur le caractère des Oiseaux, leurs industries & leurs ruses. Enrichi de trente-une Figures dessinées d'après nature.

      Chez Debure Père,, Paris, 1767 - Grand in-4 (310 x 230 mm.), XII, (4), 464 pp., 31 pl. grav. (dont le frontispice), reliure d'attente d'époque en demi veau. Edition originale de la traduction française de l'ouvrage de John Ray "Synopsis methodica Avium et Piscium, London, 1713" augmenté de nombreuses remarques et descriptions. Le beau frontispice, dessiné par Martinet et gravée par Longueuil, représente une scène de chasse au faucon, les 30 planches d'oiseaux sont dessinées et gravées par Martinet qui travaillera par la suite pour les oeuvres de Brisson et de Buffon.Les travaux de John Ray (1627-1705) et Francis Willughby (1635-1672) bouleversent complètement l'ancienne classification des oiseaux encore largement basée sur l'oeuvre d'Aristote et posent les fondements de l'ornithologie moderne. Leur classification sera suivie par nombres d'ornithologues jusqu'à Carl von Linné. Le médecin français, François Salerne (v. 1705-1760), ne se contente pas de traduire le dernier ouvrage posthume de Ray, il l'augmente considérablement de nombreuses descriptions et commentaires.(Valérie Chansigaud, Histoire de l'ornithologie), (Ronsil, Bibliographie ornithologique française, 2683)Exemplaire à toutes marges dans une modeste reliure d'attente, dos fortement épidermé, charnières et coiffes restaurées, premier feuillet de garde renouvelé, page de titre découpée en partie basse sans perte de texte, 3 cahiers avec un papier bruni ou avec des rousseurs claires. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         LES METAMORPHOSES

      Paris: Pissot (volumes I, II, IV) and Delalain (volume III), 1767-71. First Edition with these Illustrations. This is a beautifully preserved and attractively bound copy of what Ray says flatly "is the supreme anthology of French Rococo book illustrations." The plates were first intended for printing as a separate suite designed by "the best French painters" and engraved by the best engravers, but before they could be published separately, they were incorporated in this edition of Ovid. The result, says Ray, "is a high point among illustrated books of the 18th century." It is difficult to exaggerate the pleasure the illustrations give. They are executed with great delicacy; the effects of light and shadow are especially impressive; and the sharpness and detail of even background figures are unusually fine. The preliminary pictures were done by a number of different artists. "The veteran Boucher appears beside the young Moreau, with Eisen, Choffard, Monnet, and Gravelot also playing substantial roles," says Ray. He singles out for special praise the illustrations of Eisen and finds his four depictions of the seasons supreme, from Spring, a graceful maiden fingering flower garlands flown in by cupids, to old man Winter hovering over a fire at which the fat cupids also warm themselves. Ray also is enthusiastic about the headpieces of Choffard, calling them "images which baffle the mind while they set it dreaming." With such a number of plates, one could expect to find an occasional engraving that is noticeably inferior, but in this work, the illustrations maintain a remarkably consistent high level of excellence. The present copy is from the first issue with these plates, an issue Cohen-de Ricci describes as much superior to the second (which is identified as having volume IV dated 1770).. 255 x 190 mm. (10 1/8 x 7 1/2"). Four volumes. Translated by Abbé Banier. First Edition with these Illustrations. Attractive 19th century brown morocco, covers with frame of one thick black rule and two gilt fillets, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands flanked by similar rules, panels with central fleuron, gilt titling, turn-ins with multiple plain and decorative gilt rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Large engraved vignette headpieces and decorative tailpieces, engraved vignette on each title page, Volume I with added engraved title page and engraved dedication leaf, and 139 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES after Eisen, Monnet, J. M. Moreau, Boucher, Gravelot, Le Prince, Parizeau, and St. Gois, engraved by Lemire, Leveau, Massard, and others, and with vignette "Fin" plate listing names of artists (the first plate as well as dedication, vignettes, and head- and tailpieces engraved by Choffard). A few original tissue guards. Front pastedowns with the bookplate of James Hale Bates (1845-1901), the American travel writer. Ray, 62; Cohen-de Ricci 769-72 ("superbe ouvrage"); Brunet IV, 285-86; Graesse V, 89-90. Occasional very mild overall browning to the first two volumes, isolated small rust spots, but an extremely appealing set, the decorative bindings lustrous and scarcely worn, and clean and fresh internally, with fine impressions of the engravings. This is a beautifully preserved and attractively bound copy of what Ray says flatly "is the supreme anthology of French Rococo book illustrations." The plates were first intended for printing as a separate suite designed by "the best French painters" and engraved by the best engravers, but before they could be published separately, they were incorporated in this edition of Ovid. The result, says Ray, "is a high point among illustrated books of the 18th century." It is difficult to exaggerate the pleasure the illustrations give. They are executed with great delicacy; the effects of light and shadow are especially impressive; and the sharpness and detail of even background figures are unusually fine. The preliminary pictures were done by a number of different artists. "The veteran Boucher appears beside the young Moreau, with Eisen, Choffard, Monnet, and Gravelot also playing substantial roles," says Ray. He singles out for special praise the illustrations of Eisen and finds his four depictions of the seasons supreme, from Spring, a graceful maiden fingering flower garlands flown in by cupids, to old man Winter hovering over a fire at which the fat cupids also warm themselves. Ray also is enthusiastic about the headpieces of Choffard, calling them "images which baffle the mind while they set it dreaming." With such a number of plates, one could expect to find an occasional engraving that is noticeably inferior, but in this work, the illustrations maintain a remarkably consistent high level of excellence. The present copy is from the first issue with these plates, an issue Cohen-de Ricci describes as much superior to the second (which is identified as having volume IV dated 1770).

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         Meditations and Contemplations

      London: Printed for John and Francis Rivington, et al., 1767. 8vo, xxxix, [1 ad], [1]-283 pp., engraved frontis. and one full page engraving (Anne Stonhouse funeral monument), woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Contemporary full speckled calf, backstrip with red and black labels lettered in gilt. Binding worn, upper board held by cords only, moderate foxing and toning, closed tear to C3 and F1. Signature of Horatio Gates to first free endpaper. Bookplate of Alexander Chambers. Stamp of Sophia Eyres on first free endpaper, her name in ink on the second freeendpaper and her signature and date (1774) to the rear endpaper. Eighteenth edition, vol. 1 of 2 vols. This copy signed by the revolutionary war officer Horatio Gates. That Gates should have acquired this edition, published in 1767, is of some biographical interest as it was around this time that he was renewing his commitment to a Christian life after an eventful youth spent fighting in the Seven Years' War. "By [1762] he had become a master of military administration and an accomplished leader of men in battle. These skills, however, did him little good once the war ended. Living in England with no chance of promotion, he sought surcease for a time in liquor and gambling, but he mastered these vices in the late 1760s and drifted toward republicanism and Methodism" (ANB). The pious reflections contained in clergyman James Hervey's (1714-1758) first and most popular work, "Meditations among the Tombs" and "Reflections on a Flower Garden", were clearly not successful in winning over Gates to the contemplative life and he is now best remembered for his later career as an American colonist and general during the Revolutionary War in which he controversially took credit for the victory in the Battles of Saratoga, and was blamed for the defeat at the Battle of Camden. A later owner of this book was Alexander Chambers, a general during the American Civil War. The stamp and signature of Sophia Eyres, dated 1774, are also intriguing but efforts to identify her have been so far unsuccessful. ESTC T27780.

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         La Santa Messa, e Preghiere. Tradotte dalla Signora Contessa di Rochambeau.

      S.l., 1767. - MANUSCRIT in-12. Frontispice. 3ff. 179pp. Plein veau marbré, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre, triple filet doré sur les plats avec au centre le monogramme doré "R" (reliure de l'époque, charnières fendues, coiffe supérieure manquante). Précieux manuscrit original de ce petit livre de messe traduit en italien pour le Comte de Rochambeau par son épouse, qui lui a dédié comme un tendre gage de ses progrès dans l'apprentissage de la langue italienne. "A te, diletto mio Sposo, le primizie del mio studio nell'Itala favella offro de buon cuore in omagio ( ). Gradisci, te ne suplico, il buon cuore della tua affezzionatissima Sposa". Rochambeau avait épousé en 1749 Jeanne-Thérèse d'Acosta (1730-1824), fille d'un riche négociant d'origine portugaise dont la beauté fut notamment immortalisée par un portrait de Maurice Quentin de La Tour. Mère de son unique descendant, le Vicomte de Rochambeau, elle fut enterrée avec son époux au cimetière de Thoré la Rochette (Loir-et-Cher). Le volume, entièrement calligraphié de sa main, est relié au chiffre de Rochambeau et il constitue une précieuse relique sentimentale du vainqueur de Yorktown et grand héros, avec La Fayette, de la guerre d'indépendance Américaine.

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         Commentarius ad Psalmos quo singulorum argumentum, tempus et hypothesis explicandi inprimis studiose inquiritur, eorumque partes continua paraphrasi et selectis observationibus illustrantur. 6-vol. set (Complete)

      Apud H. A. de Chalmot, Leovardiae (Leeuwarden) 1767 - Octavo. 8 1/8 x 6 1/4" (Vol. 1); 8 3/4 x 6 3/4" (Vols. 2-6). [16], 751, [1], [24]pp (Vol. 1); 805, [23]pp (Vol. 2); [2], 860, [10]pp (Vol. 3); [4], 855, [1]pp (Vol. 4); [4], 809, [1]pp (Vol. 5); [4], 846, [2]pp (Vol. 6). Contemporary full vellum with handwritten title to spine (Vol. 1); Contemporary half burgundy morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spines. Raised bands (Vols. 2-6). Decorative head-, and tailpieces.First edition of Herman Venema's commentary on the 150 Psalms of the Book of Psalms, complete in six volumes. The set is divided as follows:- Vol. 1: Commentarius ad primos Viginti et Unum Psalmos (1763) (Commentary on the first 21 Psalms)- Vol. 2: Commentarius ad Psalmos XXII-XLI (1764) (Commentary on Psalms 22 to 41)- Vol. 3: Commentarius ad Psalmos XLII-LXIV (1765) (Commentary on Psalms 42 to 64)- Vol. 4: Commentarius ad Psalmos LXV-LXXXV (1766) (Commentary on Psalms 65 to 85)- Vol. 5: Commentarius ad Psalmos LXXXVI-CX (1766) (Commentary on Psalms 86 to 110)- Vol. 6: Commentarius ad Psalmos CXI-CL (Commentary on Psalms 111-150)The first volume was originally published in 1762, also in Leeuwarden, by Gulielmi (Willem) Coulon. The rest of the series (2 to 6) were published by Jacques Alexandre de Chalmot. The first volume in this collection is a reprint, but this time with the new publisher, of the one published by Coulon the previous year. The other volumes are all first edition.The last volume is complete with its large folded engraved frontispiece portrait of the author (size: 15 1/2 x 10") by Dutch engraver Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), after a painting by Bernardus Accama (1697-1756), a renown Dutch historical and portrait painter.Flaws in first volume: Binding darkened due to damp exposure. Ex-library sticker to spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Clear water-staining along upper part of the first 10 leaves. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in good- (first 10 leaves) to very good condition.Flaws in second volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Ex-library sticker to spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, and stamp on title. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ to very good condition.Flaws in third volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Head of spine chipped. Ex-library sticker to spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, and stamp on title. Title almost detached, but still present. Book block slightly starting. Pages rippled due to damp exposure. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in fair to good condition.Flaws in fourth volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Ex-library sticker to spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Pages rippled due to damp exposure. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in good to very good condition.Flaws in fifth volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Head and tail of spine chipped. Ex-library sticker to spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Pages rippled due to damp exposure. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in fair to good condition.Flaws in sixth volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Ex-library sticker to spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Pages with clear water-staining throughout. Pages rippled due to damp exposure. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding and interior in overall fair condition.Text in Latin. Herman Venema (1697-1787) was a Dutch Reformed clergyman, and a professor of theology at the University of Franeker for more than half a century. Venema i [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Thomas Jefferson

      1767. Memoires de Maximilien de Bethune, Duc de Sully, Principal Ministre de Henri le Grand;… Nouvelle Edition…. Londres [but actually Paris], 1767. Seven volumes. 12mo, contemporary French mottled calf gilt, morocco spine labels. Housed in four separate chemise and custom clamshell boxes. Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the memoirs of the Duke de Sully, with Jefferson’s manuscript initial “T” written in front of the letter “I” (substituting for “J”) signature in each volume, and with his manuscript initial “I” written after the letter “T” signature in each volume (save for the final volume, which has no “T” signature). The front fly leaf of the third volume is signed in pencil by Thomas Jefferson Randolph (Thomas Jefferson’s grandson and the executor of his estate), the signature reading "Th. J. Randolph/Edge Hill/Virginia.” Sarah N. Randolph (T.J. Randolph’s daughter and Thomas Jefferson’s great-granddaughter), also of Edge Hill, has also signed her name on a slip of paper laid into the third volume. This set was sold by Hammer Galleries in 1941 as part of the sale of books from William Randolph Hearst’s library. Jefferson’s initials as here are as found in most of his own books, which are rarely ever seen on the market.

Sowerby notes that Sully’s Memoires “are usually included in Jefferson’s lists of recommended historical reading.” Sowerby further notes that the first set that Jefferson owned, the set that was part of the library he sold the to Library of Congress, was the 1778 edition, purchased from Frullé in September, 1788, and noted as “8 vol. in 12, br. 16.” The present set was almost certainly purchased by Jefferson to replace the set sold to the Library of Congress in 1815. This set is listed in the 1829 auction catalogue of Jefferson’s library (item 75: 8 volumes, 12mo), but it was apparently kept by Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

It is not surprising that Jefferson would recommend Sully’s memoirs as part of a course of historical reading, or that he would be sure to have a set at hand for himself—the two men shared several common notions. Maximilien de Bethune, duc de Sully (1560-1641) served King Henry IV of France in several capacities, as an army officer, engineer, Superintendent of Finances, and as a confidential advisor. As did Jefferson, Sully strongly favored agriculture over industry as an economic base, and encouraged its expansion. He also encouraged stock raising and forbade the destruction of forests. In order to facilitate trade, Sully encouraged internal improvements, sponsoring canals, roads, and bridges, and he abolished export fees on grains and wine. The first portion of Sully’s memoirs were originally published in 1638, and the work was translated into several languages and reprinted often.

Jefferson compiled three substantial libraries in his lifetime, but books from his collection are exceptionally scarce on the market. To find a set of books that Jefferson thought of so highly, and with whose author he was in such agreement, is rare indeed. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 199.

Bindings worn, a few joints cracked, spine ends of first volume chipped (with a one-inch piece missing from head of spine). Leaves V6 and V7 in second volume loosely laid in. An occasional minor fox mark, some light tanning. Overall, very good condition in unrestored contemporary French calf-gilt.


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         The Complete Grazier: Or, Gentleman And Farmer's Directory. Containing The Best Instructions For Buying, Breeding And Feeding Cattle, Sheep And Hogs, And For Suckling Lambs. A Description Of The Particular Symptoms, Commonly Attending The Various ... (With Bookplate Of Alfred Robert Denison)

      London: J. Almon, 1767. First Edition 1st Printing. Half Tan Morocco. Near Fine. 6 7/8" Tall. 252 Pp, With Half Title, Lacking Preliminary Advt., With Woodcut Initial At Beginning. First Edition. Later Half Tan Morocco Over Marbled Boards, Black Morocco Title And Date Labels On Full Gilt And Gilt Tooled Spine, Hand Marbled End Papers Matching The Boards. Bookplate Of Angling Book Collector Alfred Robert Denison On Front Pastedown. Slight Usage, Near Fine.

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         Cours complet d'optique [.] contenant la Théorie, la Pratique les Usages de cette Science Avec des Additions considérables sur toutes les nouvelles découvertes qu'on a faites en cette matière depuis la publication de l'Ouvrage Anglois

      Girard & F. Seguin & J. Aubert, Avignon & Paris 1767 - Plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant les pièces de titre et de tomaison. Deux volumes in quarto (260x195 mm), (4)-xxviii-472 pages / (2)-536 pages et 73 planches hors texte Coiffes et coins très abîmés, mors fendus mais solides. Quelques rousseurs et une petite mouillure sans gravité au tome 2. Exemplaire un peu poussiéreux Les deux pages de titre ont été rognées en marges inférieures et extérieures à raz du texte Première édition en Français avec des additions de Pezenas qui viennent compléter l'ouvrage de Smith sur les découvertes en optiques qui ont été faites depuis la publication de l'édition en anglais. Traité certainement le plus complet sur l'optique à l'époque DSB : [XII, p. 477 : "Both comprehensive and reliable, the work became the most influential optical textbook of the eighteenth century"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces. Two 4to (260x195 mm), (4)-xxviii-472 pages / (2)-536 pages and 73 plates Caps and corners very worn, joints split but sound. Some foxing and a marginal waterstain on Volume 2; The two title pages cropped in lower and outer margin at the limit of the text First edition in French. This work, one of the most of the most useful contemporary treatises of this kind, was drawn largely from Newton's work on optics. DSB : [XII, p. 477 : "Both comprehensive and reliable, the work became the most influential optical textbook of the eighteenth century"] In quarto / 4to 3064g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Uniformes de l'infanterie étrangère 1767 -

      Sans mention d'éditeur Sans date -, Sans lieu d'édition - 1 In-8 Reliure plein chagrin grenat. Dos lisse décoré de petits fers dorés. Intérieur très frais. Parfait état Le livre comporte:11 Régimens Suisses et Grisons avec 11 planches aquarellées.8 Régimens Infanterie Allemand avec 8 planches aquarellées.5 Régimens Infanterie Irlandoise avec 5 planches aquarellées.Régiment Royal-Italien - Régiment Royal-Corse avec 2 planches aquarellées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXXVII (37) January to December 1767

      D Henry; F Newbery, London 1767 - iii, 640pp, [xvi] + plates. 19 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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         A HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE INVASION OF JULIUS CAESAR TO THE REVOLUTION IN 1688 [8 Volumes]

      London: A. Millar, 1767. New Edition. Octavos; VG- to G+; Tan leather spines with raised bands and gilt lettering; Bumping and wear to the edges and bumping at the corners; Spine is worn; Text block is age-toned; Bindings are sturdy; Some glue staining at the end papers and paste-downs; Some volumes have some minor separation at the hinges beginning; Covered by clear plastic; 8 Volumes. Shelved above general US. Dupont.

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         An Essay on the History of Civil Society.

      Edinburgh: for A. Millar & T. Cadell, London; and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh, 1767 - Quarto (264 x 207 mm). Contemporary Scottish sprinkled calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments with a thistle device, red morocco label, double gilt rules to boards, red sprinkled edges. Engraved bookplate of Plummer of Middlestead and shelf label from Sunderland Hall to front pastedown. Joints and spine ends professionally restored, inner hinges strengthened with archival tissue; pale damp mark to lower corners of first few leaves, first and final few leaves tanned from the leather turn ins; occasional light spotting; withal a very fine copy, with a good Scottish provenance. First edition of Ferguson's masterpiece, a key text of the Scottish Enlightenment. "The Essay touched a chord in its British readers because it offered a detailed, colourful, non-deterministic historical account of the way nations advance morally and materially towards the state of commerce, refinement, and liberty associated with eighteenth-century Britain" (ODNB). Ferguson made a distinctly modern economic analysis of morality, arguing that the danger was not luxury, but political laziness, or a reluctance to fulfil the duties of citizenship. Identifiably Scottish without being overtly so, Ferguson followed Montesquieu by acknowledging a great variety of factors, climatic and geographic, as well as cultural and moral, affecting the rise and fortunes of polities in Europe and beyond. "Of special significance was the Essay's impact on the early attempts at creating the disciplines of social sciences by Ferguson's contemporaries at the University of Göttingen. They were impressed by his comparative attitude to societies ancient and modern, and by his attack on Rousseau's concept of the state of nature. Ferguson's approach inspired a comparative ethnography that went beyond the traditional dichotomy between 'primitive' and 'civilized', and tried to map the varieties of social mores without grading them on a strict ladder of historical progress" (ibid.). "Ferguson is today remembered for his Essay he was what we would now call an intellectual historian, tracing the gradual rise of the human mind from barbarism to political and social refinement Debates between Reid, Dugald Stewart, Hume, Adam Smith, Lord Kames and Ferguson himself reveal Scottish philosophy in general to be important sociologically His discussions of politics, economics, history, aesthetics, literature and ethnology were the synthesis of the thought of his time" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy III, p. 187). Provenance: From the library of Scottish advocate and antiquary Andrew Plummer of Middlestead (1748-1799), who preceded Walter Scott as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, with his engraved armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Goldsmiths' 10264; Higgs 3973; Kress 6432. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         John Penn on the Final Year of the Mason-Dixon Line Survey

      1767 - Autograph Letter Signed, as Governor. Black Point, June 17, 1767, to [Joseph Shippen]. 4 pp. Penn advises Joseph Shippen on how best to deal with the inordinate influx of Indian scouts arriving for the famous surveying expedition. While on vacation, he directs the logistics of the survey party and foretells the survey's running over budget. "I am amazed to find both by your letter . that so many Indians are expected to accompany the Surveyors in running the line. I had no idea of more than five or six deputies coming down, from what Sr. William Johnson wrote me, nor do I think he himself expected any more would come. I think the best manner of proceeding will be to call the Commissioners together with Mr. [George] Croghan to consult upon a proper method of sending these Indians home again. Six or eight would surely be enough to attend upon the Surveyors. The maintaining of so large a body would not only be very cost expensive, but other inconveniences would unavoidably arise whenever they had any Communication with the white People . I am afraid our Masters at home will be surprised as it is when the accounts of this business are transmitted to them though I believe everything relating to it, has been managed with as much regard to their interest as possible ."Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began their survey to define the boundaries between Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in 1763. They continued surveying the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland until October 1767, when they reached a path used by the Iroquois. The survey ended 233 miles from the coast, and was not completed until after the American Revolution.The following November (1768), Sir William Johnson successfully negotiated the Treaty of Fort Stanwix with the Iroquois, greatly extending the boundary of white settlements westward, past what King George III had established in the Proclamation of 1763. Rather than diminishing frontier violence, the treaty would, over time, exacerbate conflict. According to historian Milton Hamilton, "it was a great gain for Pennsylvania, giving to the Proprietors the land . westward to Kittanning and Fort Pitt."

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         Prologo fatto già in occasione del futuro felice parto di S.A.R. Maria Luisa Arciduchessa d'Austria nata Infanta di Spagna Granduchessa di Toscana ec. ec. ec. da rappresentarsi in Firenze nella prima sera che la prefata A.S.R. onora colla sua presenza il Teatro di Via della Pergola

      Florence, Stamperia Granducale, 1767. The libretto of a solo cantata performed in the Teatro della Pergola on 22 February 1767, in celebration of the birth of Maria Teresa, the first born of Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo and Maria Luisa di Borbone. The Grand Duke had invited the Viennese composer Christoph Willibald Gluck to set the text. Gluck arrived in Florence on February 1st, received the text from Del Rosso on the 6th, rehearsed on the 21st, and conducted both the Prologo and Marco Coltellini's "Ifigenia in Tauride" (music by Tommaso Traetta) the next day. Six copies are recorded (all in Italian libraries).Del Rosso, Lorenzo Ottavio fl. Florence 1767 Prologo fatto già in occasione del futuro felice parto di S.A.R. Maria Luisa Arciduchessa d'Austria nata Infanta di Spagna Granduchessa di Toscana ec. ec. ec. da rappresentarsi in Firenze nella prima sera che la prefata A.S.R. onora colla sua presenza il Teatro di Via della Pergola. Florence, Stamperia Granducale, 1767 quarto (220 × 165 mm), (6) ff. signed A6 and paginated 1-12 including engraved title-page featuring the insignia of the Accademia degli Immobili. provenance prince Piero Ginori Conti (1865-1939), his exlibris 1 and crowned cipher stamped in gilt on binding spine -- Giannalisa Feltrinelli (1903-1981) -- sale by Christie's, South Kensington, 'The Giannalisa Feltrinelli Library, Part Six', London, 2 June 1998, lot 1312 In good state of preservation. binding nineteenth-century calf-backed boards, gilt crowned cipher gc at foot of spine. The libretto of a solo cantata performed in the Teatro della Pergola on 22 February 1767, in celebration of the birth of Maria Teresa, the first born of Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo and Maria Luisa di Borbone. That evening 'Il Teatro fu sfarzosamente illuminato di dentro e di fuori con 40564 lumi con la spesa di £.959.10.8' and the composition was received with great enthusiasm. 2 The Grand Duke had invited the Viennese composer Christoph Willibald Gluck to set the text. Gluck arrived in Florence on February 1st, received the text on the 6th, rehearsed on the 21st, and conducted both the Prologo and Marco Coltellini's Ifigenia in Tauride (music by Tommaso Traetta) the next day. 3 The castrato Giacomo Veroli sang the part of 'Giove' in the Prologo and took the role of 'Pilade' in Ifigenia in Tauride. The scenery was painted by Domenico Stagi. These copies are known to the writer ● Florence, Biblioteca del Conservatorio 'L. Cherubini' 4 ● Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana 5 ● Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale 6 ● Gubbio, Biblioteca comunale Sperelliana, FA II 18 B 13, 1A ● Milan, Civiche Raccolte d'Arte Applicata e Incisioni, Vol. L-133 16.807 ● Pisa, Biblioteca Universitaria 7 ● Rome, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittore Emanuele ii, 35 6 L 13,4. 8 ● Unlocated 9 [img-2696-left-large_default] Engraved title (platemark 205×160 mm, trimmed) The engraved title-page is one designed for Ifigenia in Tauride, with its lettering masked and the correct title substituted by letterpress. The copies at Gubbio and Milan contain a portrait of Maria Luisa engraved by Carlo Faucci after a drawing by Anna Piattoli. 10 references Marcello de Angelis, La Felicità in Etruria. Melodramma, impresari, musica, virtuosi: lo spettacolo nella Firenze dei Lorena (Florence 1990), pp.73-74 (title-page of Biblioteca Marucelliana copy reproduced); Claudio Sartori, I Libretti italiani a stampa dalle origini al 1800 (Cuneo 1992), no. 19191 (only Biblioteca Marucelliana copy located); Robert L. and Norma W. Weaver, A Chronology of Music in the Florentine Theater, 1751-1800 (Warren, mi 1993), pp.235-236; Luigi Zangheri, Feste e apparati nella Toscana dei Lorena 1737-1859 (Florence 1996), p.117 1. Egisto Bragaglia, Gli ex libris italiani dalle origini alla fine dell'Ottocento (Milan 1993), no. 2331. 2. Klaus Hortschansky, 'Gluck e la famiglia Absburgo-Lorena' in Chigiana 29-30 (1975), pp.571-583; Marcello de Angelis, Melodramma, spettacolo e musica nella Firenze dei Lorena (Florence & Milan 1991), pp.114-116 no. 153. 3. Alfred Wotquenne, Catalogue thématique des oeuvres de Chr. W. v. Gluck (reprint Hildesheim 1963), p.207 no. 36; Cecil Hopkinson, Bibliography of Gluck (London 1959), pp.21, 72; Patricia Howard, Christoph Willibald Gluck: A Guide to Research, Routledge Music Bibliographies (second edition, New York & London 2003), p.37. 4. The partitura manoscritta is in the same library, shelfmark D.I.269. The score was edited by Christoph-Hellmut Mahling for Gluck's Sämtliche Werke. Abteilung iii : Italienische Opere serie und Opernserenaden, vol. 27 (Kassel & London: Bärenreiter, 2006), with a facsimile of the libretto provided (pp.xiii-xvi). 5. Located by De Angelis, op cit., no.153. 6. Copy exhibited Lo 'spettacolo maraviglioso'; Il Teatro della Pergola: l'opera a Firenze, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Archivio di Stato di Firenze, 6 October-30 December 2000 (Florence 2000), p.177 no. 3.3.13 (title-page reproduced). 7. Located by Weaver, op. cit., p.235. 8. Located by Francesco Piovano, 'Un opéra inconnu de Gluck' in Sammelbände der Internationalen Musikgesellschaft 9 (January-March 1908), p.236 note 3. 9. Dominic Winter Book Auctions, 'Printed books & maps: Important travel & topography, natural history & science', Cirencester, 7 March 2012, lot 388 (exlibris of Carlo Enrico Rava, 1903-1986); re-offered by Zisska & Lacher, Auktion 64, Munich, 5-6 November 2014, pp.210-211 lot 1030. 10. Giovanni Gori Gandellini, Notizie istoriche degli intagliatori (second edition, Siena 1808), ii, p.14.

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         A HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE INVASION OF JULIUS CAESAR TO THE REVOLUTION IN 1688 [8 Volumes]

      A. Millar, London 1767 - Octavos; VG- to G+; Tan leather spines with raised bands and gilt lettering; Bumping and wear to the edges and bumping at the corners; Spine is worn; Text block is age-toned; Bindings are sturdy; Some glue staining at the end papers and paste-downs; Some volumes have some minor separation at the hinges beginning; Covered by clear plastic; 8 Volumes. Shelved above general US. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Law Tracts, Containing I. An Essay on Collateral Consanguinity II. Considerations [on Copyholders] III. The Law of Descents in Fee-Simple IV. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest [with] an Introductory Discourse [etc.] Eller 239; Lauechli 552

      Printed for Elizabeth Watts, in Skinner-Row, Dublin 1767 - Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, light browning, very occasional pencilling, with the two tables; the Taussig copy The only Irish printing of the first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, including his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it and its confirmations, and three other works [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         An Essay on the History of Civil Society.

      Edinburgh: for A. Millar & T. Cadell, London; and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh,, 1767. Quarto (264 x 207 mm). Contemporary Scottish sprinkled calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments with a thistle device, red morocco label, double gilt rules to boards, red sprinkled edges. Engraved bookplate of Plummer of Middlestead and shelf label from Sunderland Hall to front pastedown. Joints and spine ends professionally restored, inner hinges strengthened with archival tissue; pale damp mark to lower corners of first few leaves, first and final few leaves tanned from the leather turn ins; occasional light spotting; withal a very fine copy, with a good Scottish provenance. First edition of Ferguson's masterpiece, a key text of the Scottish Enlightenment. "The Essay touched a chord in its British readers because it offered a detailed, colourful, non-deterministic historical account of the way nations advance morally and materially towards the state of commerce, refinement, and liberty associated with eighteenth-century Britain" (ODNB). Ferguson made a distinctly modern economic analysis of morality, arguing that the danger was not luxury, but political laziness, or a reluctance to fulfil the duties of citizenship. Identifiably Scottish without being overtly so, Ferguson followed Montesquieu by acknowledging a great variety of factors, climatic and geographic, as well as cultural and moral, affecting the rise and fortunes of polities in Europe and beyond. "Of special significance was the Essay's impact on the early attempts at creating the disciplines of social sciences by Ferguson's contemporaries at the University of Göttingen. They were impressed by his comparative attitude to societies ancient and modern, and by his attack on Rousseau's concept of the state of nature. Ferguson's approach inspired a comparative ethnography that went beyond the traditional dichotomy between 'primitive' and 'civilized', and tried to map the varieties of social mores without grading them on a strict ladder of historical progress" (ibid.). "Ferguson is today remembered for his Essay … he was what we would now call an intellectual historian, tracing the gradual rise of the human mind from barbarism to political and social refinement … Debates between Reid, Dugald Stewart, Hume, Adam Smith, Lord Kames and Ferguson himself reveal Scottish philosophy in general to be important sociologically … His discussions of politics, economics, history, aesthetics, literature and ethnology were the synthesis of the thought of his time" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy III, p. 187). Provenance: From the library of Scottish advocate and antiquary Andrew Plummer of Middlestead (1748-1799), who preceded Walter Scott as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, with his engraved armorial bookplate to front pastedown.

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         Allgemeines Lexicon Der Künste und Wissenschaften, Oder Kurtze Beschreibung des Reichs der Natur, der Himmel und himmlischen Cörper, der Lufft, der Erden, samt denen bekannten Gewächsen, der Thiere, Steine und Ertze, des Meeres und der darinn lebenden Geschöpffe Ingleichen Aller Menschlichen Handlungen, Staats- Rechts- Kriegs- Policey- Haußhaltungs- und Gelehrten Geschäffte, Handthierungen und Gewerbe, samt der Erklärung der darinn vorkommenden Kunst-Wörter und Redens-Arten, Mit Beysetzung der Lateinischen und Frantzösischen Benennungen, wo solche vorhanden.

      4. Gestochenes Titelbild, 8 Bllatt, 918 S. 21 Blatt. Ganzlederband auf vier Bünden. Mit dem gestochenen Titelbild und dem umfangreichen Anhang, der verschiedene Register enthält. Das Allgemeine Lexikon der Künste und Wissenschaften ist ein weit gefasstes Realwörterbuch, dessen Erstauflage von Johann Theodor Jablonski (16541731) bearbeitet wurde, einem Schüler von Comenius in Amsterdam. 1767 von Johann Joachim Schwabe neu bearbeitet. - Mit altem Besitzvermerk von Johann Valentin Bauer, der ein 4seitiges Privatregister handschriftlich hinzugefügt und Zauberquadrate gezeichnet hat. Vollständig selten. - Gutes Exemplar, ein Deckel alt erneuert.

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         Explication du Code Justinien. De novo Codice faciendo., , 1767.

      , 1767 - Mm. 385 x 250, pp. 1251 (17) + 3 c.b. Ex-libris manoscritto alla sguardia anteriore (firma "Castagni 1767", apparentemente della stessa grafia del testo). Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle maculata; dorso a 6 nervi con traccia di titoli ms. Trascurabili segni del tempo alla legatura, qualche sporadica macchietta. Carte fresche e ben conservate, caratterizzate da una elegante e sempre leggibile grafia settecentesca. Interessantissima esegesi dei dodici libri del Codice di Giustiniano, arricchita da copiose note critiche al margine con riferimenti alla migliore dottrina romanistica e alle ordinanze reali susseguitesi tra la fine del Cinquecento e la prima metà del Settecento. Dalla monumentale trattazione emerge con chiarezza l'esigenza francese di riordino delle fonti che preparò il terreno al processo di codificazione ultimato da Napoleone del 1804. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Manoeuvres for a Battalion of Infantry, Upon Fixed Principles.

      London: Printed for J. Millan,, 1767. With thirty-two copper plates. By a German officer. Price five shillings, bound with his former Manoeuvres and the essay on small detachments, 10s. 6d. 12s. 6d. the medium, and 15s. the Royal. Octavo in fours (160 x 100 mm). Recent mottled brown calf-backed blue paper boards, titles to red morocco label to spine. With 20 hand-coloured folding plates. Boards very slightly bowed, top edge dust toned, 2 stubs visible at inner margin between pp. 8-9 due to printing error, with no effect on the collation; an excellent copy. Second edition, first published in 1766 with 17 plates. A richly illustrated drill book which references a number of contemporary battles and Generals, most often the practical use of the manoeuvres mentioned in the Seven Years' War. "This small drillbook laid out a series of manoeuvres for the battalion, most of which were described in the 1764 regulations, but which were here performed in a fashion more sophisticated than that laid down in the regulations. Although only a well-trained British battalion could have performed them, they were an alternate and superior system by which the army's new manoeuvres could be carried out... where the 1764 Regulations relied on filing for most movements, those of the 'German Officer' were better tactically because they preserved a front by marching the line obliquely; and they were more speedily performed than was possible by filing." The publisher, John Millan, integrates with the letterpress advertisements for his other military titles, including "New Prussian field regulations for foot" and "Captain Miller's Art of Self-Defence", on the versos of the title and dedication pages.

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         Sperimenti idraulici principalmente diretti a confermare la teoria, e facilitare la pratica del misurare le acque correnti. Volume Secondo, in cui, oltre a nuove sperienze, si contengono le risposte dell'autore ad alcuni celebri matematici d'Italia, e due esercitazioni analitiche...

      nella Reale Stamperia. 2 voll. in un tomo in-4°, pp. 24),206,(2); (8),234,(6), con 2 vignette in rame ai frontespizi, 2 testate in rame, un bel ritratto di Carlo Emanuele III in antiporta rip., 11 tavv. in rame ripiegate f.t. di Stagnon, e 12 tabelle numeriche, legatura in mezza pelle, titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, parte delle cerniere superiori staccate, abrasioni alla carta dei piatti dovute all'umidità, interno fresco. Il volume è impregnato da un odore di muffa anche se privo di gore o muffe all'interno, dovuto al luogo in cui probabilmente fu conservato. Nel 1763 il M. fu incaricato da Carlo Emanuele III della direzione delle ricerche e degli esperimenti nello Stabilimento per le sperienze idrauliche, fatto appositamente costruire dal Savoia presso la cascina della Parella, lungo la strada, a ovest di Torino, che partendo da porta Susa conduceva verso Collegno, nelle vicinanze della cappella di S. Rocco. La struttura, che utilizzava le acque del canale della Cossola, a partire dal fiume Dora superiore, comprendeva la cosiddetta «Torre o Castello d'acque», soprannominata anche il «Castello incantato della scienza». Questa torre fu iniziata per ordine del re il 23 giugno 1763 e proseguita, con molte altre strutture e congegni, fino al 1769. Si trattava non solo di un laboratorio di ricerca per effettuare esperimenti sulle acque, ma anche di un «ente normatore» nell'utilizzo delle risorse idriche del territorio. Il M. descrisse in dettaglio le costruzioni, gli strumenti, le osservazioni e i risultati ottenuti dalle ricerche condotte sul campo nell'opera in due volumi Sperimenti idraulici principalmente diretti a confermare la teorica, e facilitare la pratica del misurare le acque correnti - la sua unica opera ad essere pubblicata - edita a Torino per i tipi della Stamperia reale nel 1767 (il primo) e nel 1771 (il secondo). Nel primo tomo, dedicato a Carlo Emanuele III, il M. forniva un'accurata descrizione del progetto e della realizzazione della torre idraulica e dei numerosi apparecchi ideati e fatti costruire alla Parella per analizzare e misurare il comportamento dell'acqua: quando percorre vari tipi di canali, quando esce da fori posti a diverse altezze, quando le aperture di uscita hanno differenti sezioni e forme (quadrata, circolare, con l'aggiunta di tubi cilindrici, conici e di imbuti cicloidali). Sono inoltre esaminati alcuni strumenti per misurare la velocità dell'acqua, come il galleggiante, la ruota, il tubo di Pitot, il regolatore di Guglielmini, il sifone e il quadrante, consigliato dai «migliori scrittori d'idrometria» (p. 157), come B. Castelli, D. Guglielmini, J. Hermann, G. Grandi e B. Zendrini. Il M. ne presentava una descrizione dettagliata del funzionamento e si soffermava sui vantaggi e sui limiti, oltre che sugli accorgimenti per migliorare i risultati. Nel secondo tomo il M. proseguiva la descrizione di nuovi esperimenti idraulici condotti dal 1766 al 1770 con le relative conclusioni. Avendo ricevuto da vari studiosi italiani richieste di chiarimenti sul primo volume, l'autore inseriva nella trattazione le sue risposte ai quesiti e dubbi espressi dal p. A. Lecchi nella sua Idrostatica (1765) e da altri sperimentatori come R.G. Boscovich, E. Zanotti e T. Bonati. Poggendorff, II/146. Riccardi, I/157

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         Lettres d'Adélaide de Dammartin, comtesse de Sancerre, à Monsieur le Comte de Nancé, son ami.

      Paris, 1767 - Plein veau moucheté d'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, filet à froid en encadrement sur les plats, armes centrales. Edition originale de cette ?uvre littéraire écrite par un des meilleurs auteurs du XVIIIe siècle., à tel point que certaines personnes ouvertes d'esprit se refuser à croire qu'il pouvait s'agir d'une femme. Son sens du détail et la finesse de son style lui ont permis de dresser un portrait pointu des m?urs de ses contemporains, et notamment de la condition féminine. Elle lance dans ses romans les prémices du mouvement romantique en défendant cette idée qui ne sera exprimée qu'à la période romantique : le c?ur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait pas. Exemplaire de Jean de Boullongne (1690-1769), fils de Louis, premier peintre du roi. Jean de Boullongne fut magistrat et homme politique. Conseiller au parlement de Metz en 1726, intendant des finances en 1744, il devint contrôleur général des finances en 1757. Nous trouvons trace de belles éditions à ces armes notamment les Fables de la Fontaine illustrées par Oudry.OHR, pl. 24, fer n°2. Bel exemplaire, malgré un infime frottement à un coin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Traité de tactique, pour servir de supplément au Cours de tactique, théorique, pratique et historique. Par M. Joly de Maizeroy, Liutenant-Colonel d'Infanterie.

      J. Merlin, Libraire, Paris 1767 - in-8° (196x120 mm); leg. all'arme in pelle marmorizzata, con stemma al centro dei piatti (legatura alle armi di Charles-Claude Andrault, marchese di Langeron), triplo filetto d'oro a bordatura dei piatti, dorso compartimentato con filetti, decori floreali dorati, titolo dorato, carte di guardia marmorizzate, tagli rossi, nastro segna pagina; 2 vol.; pp. (12), XXX, (2), 332 - (4), 289, (1 b.), (13), (1 b.); 15 tav. in b/n f.t più volte ripiegate raffiguranti ordini e schieramenti di battaglia, testate e finali xil., alcune inc. in b/n nel testo. Prima rara edizione di questo ampio trattato di tattica a cura del Ten. Col. de Maizeroy. P.G. Joly de Maizeroy (1719-1780), ufficiale superiore francese, assistente del conte Maurice de Saxe, ha scritto numerose opere di tattica e strategia militare. Rif.: IT\ICCU\NAPE\040935 (1 copia presso la Biblioteca nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III - Napoli). OCLC, 16259342. Conlon 67:957. Guigard II, 13. Cond.: Opera con leggere tracce d'uso, ma in ottime condizioni generali. -- 2 vol., reliure armoriée: veau marbré de l'époque (qqs éraflures), triple cadre fil. sur les plats armoriés dorés, dos lisses à compartiments fleuronnés dorés (lég. frottés, coiffes sup. manquantes), étiq. de cuir brun, tr. rouges, (qqs pet. rouss.). Bon ex. Edition originale de ce complément au "Cours de tactique" paru en 1766. Illustr. gravée sur cuivre: 15 pl. dépliantes (num. I-XV) figurant des ordres de batailles, etc. La dern. partie du t. II est consacrée aux "stratagèmes permis à la guerre". Le lieutenant-colonel P.-G. Joly de Maizeroy (1719-1780), assistant du comte Maurice de Saxe, est l'auteur de plusieurs importants ouvr. de stratégie et de tactique. Complet de l'avis au relieur. Dans une reliure aux armes de Charles-Claude Andrault, marquis de Langeron. -- RARE FIRST EDITION OF AN EXTENSIVE TREATISE ON TACTICS. Copy with slight traces of use but in very good condition. 1040g. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W---y M----e: 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 [With:] An Additional Volume to the Letters …

      London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1767. First edition. xii, [iv], 165, [1]; [iv], 167, [1]; [iv], 134; 142 pp., with half-titles in vols. I-III. 4 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf, red morocco spine labels, red sprinkled edges. Binding offsetting on titles, vol. I front free endpaper loose, vol. IV joints cracked. First edition. xii, [iv], 165, [1]; [iv], 167, [1]; [iv], 134; 142 pp., with half-titles in vols. I-III. 4 vols. 12mo. First edition of Lady Mary's account of her travels in the Ottoman Empire while accompanying her husband on his embassy to Constantinople in 1716. These are not the actual letters as sent. They were reconstructed from a journal kept during her voyage and were written upon Lady Mary's return to England. They were not published until the year after her death; the preface, signed "M.A.," is by Mary Astell. The fourth volume of letters is spurious. Atabey 829; Blackmer 1150; Rothschild 1452. Provenance: early ownership inscription on vol. I title

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         Carte gravée du Canton Fribourg. Canton Freiburg sive Pagus Helvetiae Friburgensis.

      Nürnberg, Homann, 1767, - 47.5x57 cm, Original-Kupferstichkarte, altkoloriert / carte coloriée d?époque, langue française, bel état, 1 Blatt / 1 feuille 57x62 cm. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Sammlung Ryhiner collection Bd. 2, n° 6197 (Ryh 3211 : 30 B).

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         Unbetitelt (Affenschule). Signierte Originalmalerei (Aquarell und Gouache). Minutiöse Kopie der Affenschule nach A. Teniers. Von einem Frankfurter Emaillemaler.

      Frankfurt a. M., 1767. - Blattformat ca. 19,5 x 25,5 cm. Im Bild von Boy datiert und signiert (1767, Carl Gottfried Boy, delin.). An den beiden oberen Ecken auf Trägerkarton gefalzt, hinter Passepartout. In tadelloser Erhaltung. Amüsante und fein gezeichnete Szenerie in einer Affenschule, auf ein nur unwesentlich größeres Gemälde Abraham Teniers zurückgehend: Die Affenschüler sitzen studierend, lesend und schreibend an langen Bänken, am linken Rand der Lehrer mit Brille und Zuchtstock, einem vor ihm stehenden Affenschüler etwas erklärend. Über ihm – die einzige wesentliche Änderung, die sich Boy im Vergleich zur Vorlage erlaubt hat – ein Eselsbild, das ungehorsamen und faulen Schülern, wenn sie ohnehin zur Strafe in der Ecke stehen mußten, um den Hals gehängt wurde. Auf einer Stange im Hintergrund überblickt eine Eule die Szenerie. – Carl Gottfried Boy war ein Neffe des bekannten königlich-englischen Hofmalers in Hannover, Gottfried Boy (1701-1755), und war als Goldschmied und Emaillemaler in Frankfurt tätig. Die Zeichnung ist bis auf die erwähnte Abänderung eine derart präzise Kopie, daß man davon ausgehen muß, daß Boy Zugang zum Original Teniers gehabt haben muß. Das Orginalgemälde Teniers wurde vor einigen Jahren für einen hohen fünfstelligen Betrag versteigert. – Siehe auch die Abbildung auf der Titelseite dieses Kataloges. 1001 g

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         Kalendario manual y Guía de forasteros en Madrid, para el año 1767

      Antonio Sanz, Impresor Real, Madrid 1767 - Tamaño 7,5 x 11,5 cm. 58 h sin foliar. Publicación de periodicidad anual, fundada en 1722 por Luis de Miraval y Gaspar Ezpeleta, y que hasta 1734 se titula Kalendario particular. A partir de 1725 su impresor será Juan Sanz; después lo serán sus herederos, y desde 1730, Antonio Sanz, su sobrino, que en 1769 cederá los derechos a la Corona española a cambio de una pensión vitalicia. En su portada se expresa que contiene los nacimientos de los reyes, reinas, los setenta miembros que componen el sacro colegio cardenalicio, los príncipes de Europa, los ministros que componen los tribunales de Su Magestad en sus reinos, con indicación de sus residencias particulares en Madrid. Encuadernación plena piel. Muy buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Boere bruiloft, of het huwelijk van Moddeworst, en Griet Beerdberg. Met geschiedkundige aanmerkingen. Met portret (door R.Jelgerhuis naar R.Keyert) en titelvignet door J.Goeree.

      - Knollendam, Ten dienste der bruilofts-gasten, 1767. 8vo. [16],456 pp. Contemporain halfkalfsleren band met ribben en rugtitel (ex libris op binnenzijde voorplat) Johannes Buma (Leeuwarden 1694-1756), een vermogende apothekerszoon, beoefende de schilderkunst en de letteren. (zie NNBW.IV/343-344) "Behalve verscheiden andere werkjes in proza en poëzij 1, is zijne Boeren Bruiloft, of het Huwelyk van Moddeworst en Griet Beerdberg het meest bekend. Dit zal een geestig, boertig stuk heten; doch het is juist die grove geestigheid en plompe boert, waarmede het gemeene volk zich vermaakt. Het schijnt ook dat buma dit stuk niet tot de uitgave bestemd had; men heeft het na zijn' dood, die den 28 Julij 1756 voorviel, in 1767 quasi te Knollendam gedrukt, en daarmede de nagedachtenis van dezen anders niet onverdienstelijken schilder en dichter weinig eer aangedaan." (Witsen Geysbeek p.445-446)

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         Cours de tactique théorique, pratique, et historique, qui applique les exemples aux préceptes, développe les maximes des plus habiles généraux, & rapporte les faits les plus intéressans & les plus utiles ; avec les descriptions de plusieurs batailles anciennes [Avec :] Traité de tactique pour servir de supplément au Cours de tactique théorique, pratique, et historique.

      Paris, Claude-Antoine Jombert, 1766-1767, - 2 titres en 4 vol. in-8, [6]-XVI-422-[6], [4]-421-[3], [4]-XXX-[2]-332 et [4]-289-[9] pp., avec 38 pl. dépl., veau raciné, dos lisses ornés de semis dorés alternés, encadrement de guirlande géométrique dorée sur les plats, tranches vertes (reliure de l'époque). Dos uniformément insolés, mais bel exemplaire.Editions originales de ces deux titres, qui se complètent et ne forment généralement qu'une seule série. C'est là un des traités militaires les plus importants du Messin Joly de Maizeroy (1719-1780), qui, après 1763 et la fin de la Guerre de Sept Ans, se consacra entièrement à l'exposé de la science militaire. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque de Shirburn Castle, des comtes de Macclesfield, avec vignettes ex-libris contrecollées sur les premières gardes.

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        Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W---y M----e: 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 [With:] An Additional Volume to the Letters ...

      London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1767. First edition. xii, [iv], 165, [1]; [iv], 167, [1]; [iv], 134; 142 pp., with half-titles in vols. I-III. 4 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf, red morocco spine labels, red sprinkled edges. Binding offsetting on titles, vol. I front free endpaper loose, vol. IV joints cracked. First edition. xii, [iv], 165, [1]; [iv], 167, [1]; [iv], 134; 142 pp., with half-titles in vols. I-III. 4 vols. 12mo. First edition of Lady Mary's account of her travels in the Ottoman Empire while accompanying her husband on his embassy to Constantinople in 1716. These are not the actual letters as sent. They were reconstructed from a journal kept during her voyage and were written upon Lady Mary's return to England. They were not published until the year after her death; the preface, signed "M.A.," is by Mary Astell. The fourth volume of letters is spurious. Atabey 829; Blackmer 1150; Rothschild 1452. Provenance: early ownership inscription on vol. I title

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