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  • 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS

    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died…

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    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died in 1776 as a result of smallpox he got during the Revolutionary War. DANIEL FULLER, Esq. Educated at Philips Andover in 1785. Married SALLY ETSY in 1798. JEREMIAH FULLER. Born 1809, died 1855. Married Eunice Pike. Lived with his sister SOPHONIA, a school teacher. and MANY OTHERS.

    THE DOCUMENTS are:

    1750 Original Document - Printed and Handwritten - TIMOTHY FULLER (b. 1706, d. 1796) deeds to ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1765 Original Indenture - Printed and Handwritten - Signed by ANDREW FULLER; 1781 Four Page Handwritten Document; 1782 Six Page Handwritten Probate Document. Lists ALL THE MANY LANDS / PROPERTIES being "divided and set off to the widow BETTY FULLER..."; 1785,1787, 1792 Three Probate Documents; 1793 Single handwritten sheet, accounting of ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1823 Four page memo on the personal estate of Betty Fuller; plus a few miscellaneous small pieces.

    There is much about the early FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS to be found on the Internet.

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  • 1751 GERMAN SCIENCE JOURNAL 6 Issues in 1 Volume IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach 1751 GERMAN SCIENCE JOURNAL 6 Issues in 1 Volume IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

    Hamburgisches Magazin, oder gesammlete Schriften zum Unterricht und Vergnügen aus der Naturforschung und den angenehmen Wissenschaften überhaupt. Achtes Bandes (Volume 8).

    Published by Georg Christian Grund and Adam Heinrich Holle, Hamburg and Leipzig, Germany, 1751.

    Six issues bound in one volume, hardcovers, leather covered boards, gilt coat-of-arms embossed on the front and rear covers, six spine bands, gilt decorations on spine, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, 12 mo., 4.5x7 inches (10.5x18 cm), 658 + [14] pages. Illustrated with one folding plate, engravings on the title page of each issue, and tail pieces.

    The Hamburgisches Magazin was a scientific journal containing essays, letters to the editor, etc., on the natural and physical sciences, often highlighting work from foreign scientists translated into…

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    Hamburgisches Magazin, oder gesammlete Schriften zum Unterricht und Vergnügen aus der Naturforschung und den angenehmen Wissenschaften überhaupt. Achtes Bandes (Volume 8).

    Published by Georg Christian Grund and Adam Heinrich Holle, Hamburg and Leipzig, Germany, 1751.

    Six issues bound in one volume, hardcovers, leather covered boards, gilt coat-of-arms embossed on the front and rear covers, six spine bands, gilt decorations on spine, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, 12 mo., 4.5x7 inches (10.5x18 cm), 658 + [14] pages. Illustrated with one folding plate, engravings on the title page of each issue, and tail pieces.

    The Hamburgisches Magazin was a scientific journal containing essays, letters to the editor, etc., on the natural and physical sciences, often highlighting work from foreign scientists translated into German.

    GREAT ASSOCIATION COPY. There is an OWNERSHIP BOOKPLATE of JOHANN FRIEDRICH BLUMENBACH, b.1752 d. 1840, on the front pastedown. Blumenbach was one of Germany's most important and influential early anthropologists. The bookplate has his PRINTED SIGNATURE on its face. I feel the Signature is PRINTED even though others claim it is HAND SIGNED / AUTOGRAPH. The two copies I found online, one held by a noted HISTORY OF SCIENCE bookseller and another held by the important Herzog August Bibliothek (Herzog August Library), claim that the signature on Blumenbach's bookplates is HAND SIGNED. However, the signatures on both the examples presented online, and mine, are EXACT in even the minutest details, and convince me that this is a printed signature. I have seen his signature on documents in the past and, like all signatures, they all had noticeable, even if sometimes small, deviations. These three examples have none that I can detect. A RARE BOOKPLATE and IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY.

    GOOD MINUS CONDITION: The front cover is detached but present, the rear cover is just holding on with the cord bindings, the leather spine title labels are missing and the spine gilt has substantially worn off, the leather covered boards are rubbed and scraped, the gilt coat-of-arms on the front and rear covers is bright but scratched and rubbed; the marbling on the top edges has faded away but is visible on the front and bottom page edges; internally, there is light browning and spotting throughout but the text is always clear and fully legible, overall the pages remain tightly bound, clean and unmarked. A complete, presentable copy with a detached front cover.

    This publication is often found disbound with the various articles sold separately. It is hard to find a complete volume (i.e. 6 bound issues).

    RARE with the ownership bookplate of the great natural scientist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach.

    About JOHANN FRIEDRICH BLUMENBACH (from Wikipedia):

    ******Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, b.1752 d.1840, was a German physician, naturalist, physiologist, and anthropologist. He is considered to be a main founder of zoology and anthropology as comparative, scientific disciplines. He was also important as a race theorist.

    He was one of the first to explore the study of the human being as an aspect of natural history. His teachings in comparative anatomy were applied to his classification of human races, of which he claimed there were five, Caucasian, Mongolian, Malayan, Ethiopian, and American. He was a member of what modern historians call the Göttingen School of History.

    Blumenbach's contemporaries considered him one of the great theorists of his day and a leading light of German science. Kant and Friedrich Schelling both called him "one of the most profound biological theorists of the modern era". In the words of science historian Peter Watson, "roughly half the German biologists during the early nineteenth century studied under him or were greatly influenced by him".******

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  • 1751 ROYAL SUCCESSION : REGENCIES & PRINCES of ENGLAND, GREAT-BRITAIN and WALES by Anonymous 1751 ROYAL SUCCESSION : REGENCIES & PRINCES of ENGLAND, GREAT-BRITAIN and WALES
    Anonymous

    A SUCCINCT and IMPARTIAL HISTORY of all the REGENCIES, PROTECTORSHIPS, MINORITIES, and PRINCES of ENGLAND, GREAT-BRITAIN and WALES, that have been since the CONQUEST. With a proper dedication to a great DUKE. Anonymous. A historical survey of Royal Succession. Written soon after the death of Frederick, Prince of Wales, who surprised the commonwealth when he, on his death bed, made his son heir to the British throne. This Royal Succession booklet determines that Frederick's son was indeed entitled to be heir apparent to the Crown, but was not entitled to certain benefits due the Prince of Wales. LONDON: Printed for M. COOPER, at the Globe, in Pater-Noster-Row. 1751. First Edition. Booklet, disbound but now bound in recent marbled paper wrappers,…

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    A SUCCINCT and IMPARTIAL HISTORY of all the REGENCIES, PROTECTORSHIPS, MINORITIES, and PRINCES of ENGLAND, GREAT-BRITAIN and WALES, that have been since the CONQUEST. With a proper dedication to a great DUKE. Anonymous. A historical survey of Royal Succession. Written soon after the death of Frederick, Prince of Wales, who surprised the commonwealth when he, on his death bed, made his son heir to the British throne. This Royal Succession booklet determines that Frederick's son was indeed entitled to be heir apparent to the Crown, but was not entitled to certain benefits due the Prince of Wales. LONDON: Printed for M. COOPER, at the Globe, in Pater-Noster-Row. 1751. First Edition. Booklet, disbound but now bound in recent marbled paper wrappers, 5x8", 60 pages. GOOD condition, toning, soiling and some spotting to the first and last few pages, the last page almost disbound, otherwise the pages are bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1754 Folio Book on the HERCLEAN TABLETS w/ MAP + 10 Large PLATES - COMMENTARIORUM IN REGII HERCULANENSIS MUSEI AENEAS TABULAS HERACLEENSES Pars I and Pars II by MAZOCHI / ALEXII SYMMACHI MAZOCHII / Alexius Symmachus Mazochius 1754 Folio Book on the HERCLEAN TABLETS w/ MAP + 10 Large PLATES - COMMENTARIORUM IN REGII HERCULANENSIS MUSEI AENEAS TABULAS HERACLEENSES Pars I and Pars II
    MAZOCHI / ALEXII SYMMACHI MAZOCHII / Alexius Symmachus Mazochius

    ALEXII SYMMACHI MAZOCHII (Alexius Symmachus Mazochius / Alessio Simmoco Mazzocolo).

    COMMENTARIORUM IN REGII HERCULANENSIS MUSEI AENEAS TABULAS HERACLEENSES. Pars I and Pars II.

    Qua prior Graeca inscriptio, agri Dionyso sacri dimensionem, partitionem, limites, locationes complectens, cum Britannico fragmento ferruminata, perpetuis adnotationibus illustrantur. Praemissis ad tabularum intelligentiam diatribis opportunissimis tribus.

    NEAPOLI Ex Officina Benedicti Gessari, MDCCLIV (1754).

    TWO VOLUMES bound together in a single large folio book, pagination is consecutive. Leather covered spine and paper covered boards, spine has five raised bands, embossed gilt pattern, and a leather spine label titled in gilt, folio 9x14.25 inches (23x36 cm). Pagination: XIV, 600 pages (Pars II begins on page 253).

    ILLUSTRATED with a Map (Magna Graecia) and 10 large fold open plates, as…

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    ALEXII SYMMACHI MAZOCHII (Alexius Symmachus Mazochius / Alessio Simmoco Mazzocolo).

    COMMENTARIORUM IN REGII HERCULANENSIS MUSEI AENEAS TABULAS HERACLEENSES. Pars I and Pars II.

    Qua prior Graeca inscriptio, agri Dionyso sacri dimensionem, partitionem, limites, locationes complectens, cum Britannico fragmento ferruminata, perpetuis adnotationibus illustrantur. Praemissis ad tabularum intelligentiam diatribis opportunissimis tribus.

    NEAPOLI Ex Officina Benedicti Gessari, MDCCLIV (1754).

    TWO VOLUMES bound together in a single large folio book, pagination is consecutive. Leather covered spine and paper covered boards, spine has five raised bands, embossed gilt pattern, and a leather spine label titled in gilt, folio 9x14.25 inches (23x36 cm). Pagination: XIV, 600 pages (Pars II begins on page 253).

    ILLUSTRATED with a Map (Magna Graecia) and 10 large fold open plates, as follows: Fold open Map following page 46. Fold open Plate of Vases following page 138. Three fold open Plates following page 252. Two fold open Plates following page 256. Three fold open plates following page 280. Fold open Plate of Bowls following page 554.

    Important treatise relating to the bronze tables of Heraclea datable between the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 3rd century BC. Found in a stream bed between 1732 and 1735 near Metaponto. The tablets are especially important for their look at Roman Law. They are now held in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

    CONDITION: The covers are worn, scuffed, scraped and with light stains to the spine; the front cover is disbound as is the front free endpaper and the half title page; the rear cover is just hanging on with the binding cords. Internally, there is foxing to the first and last few pages, and a bit here and there; the last few pages have shorelining at the bottom gutter area not affecting text, the last page is age toned, the half title page is loose, is creased, and is worn at the disbound edge but it is present and still solid; overall the inner pages are very nice, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The map and 10 plates are all in amazingly good condition, sturdy and feel rarely opened, they have some offsetting and age toning, and a few have a small tear to the edge of a bottom fold where the plate is bound in, but that is it, no significant tears and all are bright, clean and clear.

    About the HERCLEAN TABLETS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Heraclean Tablets (in older texts: the Heraclean Table(s); in Latin: Tabulae Heracleenses) were bronze tablets found a short distance from the site of Heraclea Lucania, between it and Metapontum. They are significant for the study of Roman Law.

    As a consequence of its having accepted Roman citizenship in 89 BCE, Heraclea became a municipium, and the Tabulae Heracleenses contain a long Latin inscription relating to the municipal regulations of Heraclea, which is a part of a copy of a more general law, the Lex Iulia Municipalis, issued in 45 BCE for the regulation of the municipal institutions of towns throughout Italy. This document is a major authority for the municipal law of ancient Italy; it is engraved on two tablets of bronze, on the back of which is a long Greek inscription of earlier date, probably the 3rd century BC, defining the boundaries of lands belonging to various temples.

    The tablets were separate, and the major one was in two fragments. They were found in 1732, and 1735, in the bed of the Cavone river. The tablets are now in the Naples National Archaeological Museum.

    The Latin inscription was first published by Michel Maittaire in 1735. Both inscriptions were published with commentaries, by Alessio Simmacho Mazzocchi, b.1684 d.1771, in Naples in 1754, 1755.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require substantial shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is processed.

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  • 1755 CRIMINAL LAW Georg Meister PRINCIPIA JURIS CRIMINALIS Rare FIRST ED. Latin by CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH GEORG MEISTER 1755 CRIMINAL LAW Georg Meister PRINCIPIA JURIS CRIMINALIS Rare FIRST ED. Latin
    CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH GEORG MEISTER

    PRINCIPIA JURIS CRIMINALIS GERMANIAE COMMUNIS: Auditorum Usibus Destinata (Principia Ivris Criminalis Germaniae Commvnis: Avditorvm Vsibvs Destinata). By CHRIST. FRID. GEO. MEISTERI. D. (CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH GEORG MEISTER). An important and influential treatise on CRIMINAL LAW by Gottingen professor and law councilor Christian Friedrich Georg Meister. Published in GOETTINGAE (GÖTTINGEN) by Impensis Victorini Bossigelii (Bossiegel), MDCCLV (1755). Rare FIRST EDITION with the date 1755 both on the title page and at the end of the preface. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners with speckled paper covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt lettered title label on the spine, marbled page edges, 4x6.5 inches (10x17 cm), 8vo. Pagination: [16], 492 pages including 2 pages of Errata at the end. TEXT in LATIN. Illustrated with…

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    PRINCIPIA JURIS CRIMINALIS GERMANIAE COMMUNIS: Auditorum Usibus Destinata (Principia Ivris Criminalis Germaniae Commvnis: Avditorvm Vsibvs Destinata). By CHRIST. FRID. GEO. MEISTERI. D. (CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH GEORG MEISTER). An important and influential treatise on CRIMINAL LAW by Gottingen professor and law councilor Christian Friedrich Georg Meister. Published in GOETTINGAE (GÖTTINGEN) by Impensis Victorini Bossigelii (Bossiegel), MDCCLV (1755). Rare FIRST EDITION with the date 1755 both on the title page and at the end of the preface. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners with speckled paper covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt lettered title label on the spine, marbled page edges, 4x6.5 inches (10x17 cm), 8vo. Pagination: [16], 492 pages including 2 pages of Errata at the end. TEXT in LATIN. Illustrated with engraved woodcut head and tail pieces. There is a lovely, early Armorial Bookplate on the front pastedown, with the initials "G.A.V.S." GOOD condition: The covers are chipped at the head of spine, splitting but holding well at the spine folds, and rubbed with some scrapes to the leather and paper covering. Internally, the front hinge is cracked but holding well, the pages are toned with the early and latter pages somewhat darker than the rest; overall this 1755 book remains tight, bright, clean, clear, and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy. This early law book was oft reprinted. While early editions are hard to find, the 1755 FIRST EDITION is almost impossible to find. About CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH GEORG MEISTER (excerpted from various Internet sources): Christian Friedrich Georg Meister, b. 1718 d. 1782, received his doctorate from the University of Göttingen in 1741. He began his law career first as a private lawyer and highly sought after law lecturer. In 1754 he became a full professor of Law at the University of Gottingen. He quickly became one the University's most important law professors. In 1755 he wrote what is considered his most important and influential work, the PRINCIPIA JURIS CRIMINALIS.******

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  • 1756 WILLIAM DODD The NATURE & NECESSITY of FASTING - GOD LOVES THOSE who FAST by William Dodd 1756 WILLIAM DODD The NATURE & NECESSITY of FASTING - GOD LOVES THOSE who FAST
    William Dodd

    THE NATURE and NECESSITY of FASTING. Being The Substance of Two Sermons Preach'd In The Parish Churches of West Ham, Essex, and St. Olave's, Hart-Street, London. By The REV. WILLIAM DODD. LONDON: Printed for E. DILLY, at the Rose and Crown in the Poultry, near the Mansion House. MDCCLVI (1756). Third Edition, so stated. Booklet, disbound, complete from title-page through last page of text, 46 pages. GOOD condition, soiling to the margins of the first and last page, a few creases, a spot or two, light toning, overall bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce.

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  • 1757 SYMBOLISM OF FINGERS - A Study of the FINGERS of the HAND "ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung" German Text by Friedrich GROSCHUFF (Michael Gottlieb Griessbach) 1757 SYMBOLISM OF FINGERS - A Study of the FINGERS of the HAND "ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung" German Text
    Friedrich GROSCHUFF (Michael Gottlieb Griessbach)

    ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung, in so serne sie de deutschen Sprache Zusatche geliesect aus aller Art Alterthumer erwogen... by Friedrich GROSCHUFF [sometimes also attributed to Michael Gottlieb Griessbach.]

    Rare study of the aspects of the hand, finger by finger, with historical, literary, scientific, and occult references to our digits.

    LEIPZIG & EISENACH (Germany): Michael Gottlieb Griessbach, 1757. GERMAN TEXT.

    Later Plain Paper Wrappers, 5x7.25 inches. Pagination: [14] prelim pages (title page and introductory pages), 312 numbered pages, [24] Register and Errata. Illustrated with Engraved Printer's Device on the title-page and on the last page of Errata, and with a few head and tail pieces.

    Condition: The pages are toned / lightly…

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    ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung, in so serne sie de deutschen Sprache Zusatche geliesect aus aller Art Alterthumer erwogen... by Friedrich GROSCHUFF [sometimes also attributed to Michael Gottlieb Griessbach.]

    Rare study of the aspects of the hand, finger by finger, with historical, literary, scientific, and occult references to our digits.

    LEIPZIG & EISENACH (Germany): Michael Gottlieb Griessbach, 1757. GERMAN TEXT.

    Later Plain Paper Wrappers, 5x7.25 inches. Pagination: [14] prelim pages (title page and introductory pages), 312 numbered pages, [24] Register and Errata. Illustrated with Engraved Printer's Device on the title-page and on the last page of Errata, and with a few head and tail pieces.

    Condition: The pages are toned / lightly browned with age, there is some foxing throughout (heavy on only a few pages), overall the pages are bright and the printing is clear and fully legible. A nicely maintained vintage book.

    About FRIEDRICH GROSCHUFF (from a German Internet site):

    ****** Groschuff (1700-1784), German philologist. He studied theology and law at Konigsburg and Leipzig and then tutored several noble families. He was the secretary of Prince Wilhelm of Hesse-Philippstahl, governor of Breda. He afterwards served as a lawyer and counselor. He published a number of works on various subjects, including two on hands and fingers******

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  • 1760 JESUIT PROTEST LETTERS re POPE CLEMENT XIII w/ Bookplate of COUNT CHORINSKY by Jesuits (Francesco Antonio Zaccaria) 1760 JESUIT PROTEST LETTERS re POPE CLEMENT XIII w/ Bookplate of COUNT CHORINSKY
    Jesuits (Francesco Antonio Zaccaria)

    BRIEFE EINES ABTS AUS MAYLAND AN EINEN PRÄLATEN IN ROM, Für die Gesellschaft JESU, Wider zwo Schriften unter dem Titel: Anmerkungen Ueber die Bittschrift der Jesuiten An Seine glücklich regierende Heiligkeit Pabst Clemens XIII. (LETTERS OF AN ABBEY FROM MILAN TO A PRELATE IN ROME, For the Society of JESUS, PROTESTING two writings under the title: Remarks On the Petition of the Jesuits to the Rulings of His Holiness POPE CLEMENT XIII. 3 parts bound together.) THREE PARTS Bound Together in this One Book / Erster Theil, Zweiter Theil, und Dritter Theil. No author is stated, but presumed to be the Jesuit Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, b. 1714 d. 1795, an Italian theologian, historian, and prolific writer. Italiänisch herausgegeben zu Fossombrone…

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    BRIEFE EINES ABTS AUS MAYLAND AN EINEN PRÄLATEN IN ROM, Für die Gesellschaft JESU, Wider zwo Schriften unter dem Titel: Anmerkungen Ueber die Bittschrift der Jesuiten An Seine glücklich regierende Heiligkeit Pabst Clemens XIII. (LETTERS OF AN ABBEY FROM MILAN TO A PRELATE IN ROME, For the Society of JESUS, PROTESTING two writings under the title: Remarks On the Petition of the Jesuits to the Rulings of His Holiness POPE CLEMENT XIII. 3 parts bound together.) THREE PARTS Bound Together in this One Book / Erster Theil, Zweiter Theil, und Dritter Theil. No author is stated, but presumed to be the Jesuit Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, b. 1714 d. 1795, an Italian theologian, historian, and prolific writer. Italiänisch herausgegeben zu Fossombrone 1760 Durch Johann Bottagrifi und seine Mitverleger. Mit Genehmhaltung der Obern. (Published in the Italian in Fossombrone (Italy) in 1760 by Johann Bottagrifi and his co-publishers. With approval of the Superiors.) This GERMAN EDITION published in Bayern, Germany, undated but circa 1761. Card covers that are present but lacking almost all their paper covering, meaning the covers are only cardboard, there is old blue cloth tape to the spine, 7x8.5 inches (18x21 cm), each of the three parts is paginated separately. PAGINATION: Erster Theil: [8], 1-67; Zweiter Theil: 1-100; Dritter Theil: 1-54; Register: [1] pp. ASSOCIATION COPY. Armorial Bookplate on the front pastedown of IGNATIUS DOMINICUS S.R.I. COMES de CHORINSKY de LEDSKE (aka Count Ignatius Dominicus Chorinsky, Count Ignatz Dominik Chorinsky von Ledske, Count Chorynsky)."Count Ignaz Dominik Chorynsky of Ledská b. 1729 d. 1792, was a patron of the arts and a renowned collector of art and books. His superb collection of books and paintings were primarily based in his large chateau in Velké Hostice. A substantial portion of his library was sold by his family trust in three auctions that were held in 1930 and 1932 by Hamburg antiquarians Hans Götz and Franz Dörling." - found somewhere on the Internet. Condition: The covers are lacking their paper covering, as noted above; internally very nice, the pages are surprisingly tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Beautifully printed text, great association copy.

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  • 1765 RHEINGAUER WEINBAU / WINE GROWING in the GERMAN RHEINGAU REGION Facsimile 1997 1765 RHEINGAUER WEINBAU / WINE GROWING in the GERMAN RHEINGAU REGION Facsimile 1997

    DER RHEINGAUER WEINBAU : aus selbst-eigener Erfahrung und nach der Naturlehre systematisch beschrieben. (WINE MAKING in RHEINGAU - from personal experience and according to nature, systematically described.) Facsimile of the German Viticulture Book that was originally published in Frankfurt in 1765. This facsimile of the original edition published by the Gesellschaft fur Geschichte des Weines (Society for the History of Wine), Wiesbaden, Germany, 1997. Hardcover book, no dustjacket as issued, 4.5x8 inches, 360 pages, plus some introductory pages and 7 plates at the rear. TEXT IN GERMAN (the facsimile in German Fraktur). NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1767 SENSATIONS & PASSIONS of the FIVE SENSES - TWO VOLUMES w/ 19 PLATES - Rare by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT 1767 SENSATIONS & PASSIONS of the FIVE SENSES - TWO VOLUMES w/ 19 PLATES - Rare
    Claude-Nicolas LE CAT

    TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS EN GÉNÉRAL, Et Des SENS En PARTICULIER, by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT. (TREATISE on SENSATIONS and PASSIONS in General, and on the SENSES in PARTICULAR) PARIS: Chez VALLAT-LA-CHAPELE, Libraire au Palai, fur le Perron de la Sante-Chapell, M. DCC. LXVII. (1767). Ouvrage Divisé En Deux Parties / TWO VOLUMES - Complete in these Two Volumes. (A year later, in 1768, a third volume was issued "La théorie de l'ouie" - "theory of the eye" - which is not here; but this work is complete as originally issued in two volumes in 1767.) TWO VOLUMES. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, xcv, [1], 264; lvi, [4], 201-684.…

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    TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS EN GÉNÉRAL, Et Des SENS En PARTICULIER, by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT. (TREATISE on SENSATIONS and PASSIONS in General, and on the SENSES in PARTICULAR) PARIS: Chez VALLAT-LA-CHAPELE, Libraire au Palai, fur le Perron de la Sante-Chapell, M. DCC. LXVII. (1767). Ouvrage Divisé En Deux Parties / TWO VOLUMES - Complete in these Two Volumes. (A year later, in 1768, a third volume was issued "La théorie de l'ouie" - "theory of the eye" - which is not here; but this work is complete as originally issued in two volumes in 1767.) TWO VOLUMES. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, xcv, [1], 264; lvi, [4], 201-684. (Note that the numbered pages at the end of Volume One and the beginning of Volume Two are not consecutive - i.e. Volume one ends at page number 264, Volume Two begins with page number 201. This is as the Two Volumes were originally published - probable printer's error. Both volumes have been collated by me with rare copies from major National Libraries that have been digitized online.) PRESENTATION COPY. Each Title-Page is INSCRIBED with a HAND-WRITTEN PRESENTATION by THE AUTHOR: "JEAN CHARLES GROSSARD... ex Dono auctoris". CONDITION: TWO BOOKS. The leather covers of both volumes are rubbed and scraped, the spine ends are chipped, the bottom of the spine of Volume Two is peeling, the front spine hinge of each volume is split but holding well; overall the covers are worn but remain attractive and are still doing their job well. Internally, the front pastedown has a long vertical scrape, as if from the removal of a piece of tape at some point. There are relevant handwritten margin notes and marks, in pencil and in English, here and there throughout. I do not know who might have written them, but they are certainly by someone carefully studying the work. The inner pages of both volumes have a bit of toning, foxing and some margin shorelining, here and there throughout, but overall the inner pages are tight, bright and clean, a remarkably well kept, sharp, clear and lovely printing of this scarce book. ILLUSTRATED with 19 ENGRAVED PLATES: ENGRAVED PORTRAIT by Thomiers at the front of Volume One, Lovely FRONTISPIECE ENGRAVING by Bacheley at the front of Volume Two (showing Women using all five senses: Sight - looking in a mirror, Sound - playing music, Taste - pouring wine; Smell - smoke from an incense burner; Touch - toughing a newly hammered helmet); PLUS 17 additional engraved PLATES (16 of which FOLD-OPEN). Also ILLUSTRATED with lovely ENGRAVED VIGNETTES at the head of many chapters, and with ENGRAVED HEAD and TAIL PIECES. This specific work by LE CAT, TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS, is VERY SCARCE. About Claude-Nicolas LE CAT (from Wikipedia): ******Le Cat (1700-1768) surgeon, anatomist, & physiologist. In 1736 he established a school for anatomy & surgery in Rouen. The 'Traité Des Sensations Et Des Passions'; is considered to be Le Cat's most important work. The work grew as much out of his researches in physics as in physiology. In it Le Cat presented a theory of the propagation of light contrary to that of Newtonian attraction. He further reported on the pigmented choroid coat of the eye and assigned it a common embryonic origin with the pigment of the skin. Le Cat's reputation in France and Europe is reflected by his numerous academic awards, publications, and by surgical renown.******

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  • 1768 POEMS by FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY Printed by W. Jackson, OXFORD by FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY 1768 POEMS by FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY Printed by W. Jackson, OXFORD
    FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY

    POEMS (anonymous, but known to be FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY). OXFORD, Printed by W. Jackson, MDCC,LX,VIII (1768). Disbound

    (i.e. no covers), 4to 8x10 inches, 97 pages. Beautifully printed on heavy stock, watermarked, laid paper. The imprint of the type is fully tangible. FAIR Condition: Lacking covers (as noted above). The text block's sewn binding is mostly gone leaving all the signatures and many leaves loose. The front free endpaper is lacking, the brief errata has been clipped from its own page at the rear and pasted in the space below THE END on the last page of text, otherwise complete with all pages and signatures in their proper order. The pages themselves are in Good condition, with edge wear to…

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    POEMS (anonymous, but known to be FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY). OXFORD, Printed by W. Jackson, MDCC,LX,VIII (1768). Disbound

    (i.e. no covers), 4to 8x10 inches, 97 pages. Beautifully printed on heavy stock, watermarked, laid paper. The imprint of the type is fully tangible. FAIR Condition: Lacking covers (as noted above). The text block's sewn binding is mostly gone leaving all the signatures and many leaves loose. The front free endpaper is lacking, the brief errata has been clipped from its own page at the rear and pasted in the space below THE END on the last page of text, otherwise complete with all pages and signatures in their proper order. The pages themselves are in Good condition, with edge wear to their disbound edge, and some light edge toning and corner creases here and there. Overall the pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Quite lovely as is (especially with the tactile printing), and a perfect candidate for rebinding. I have collated my copy page for page with the copy in the rare book room of the Oxford Library that has been digitized and put online.

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  • 1771 INDIANS OF ECUADOR - SPANISH CONQUISTADOR PRIEST'S GUIDE for the ADMINISTRATION of NATIVE INDIANS - Obispo de Quito by SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito 1771 INDIANS OF ECUADOR - SPANISH CONQUISTADOR PRIEST'S GUIDE for the ADMINISTRATION of NATIVE INDIANS - Obispo de Quito
    SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito

    ITINERARIO PARA PÁRROCOS DE INDIOS En Que Se Tratan Las Materias mas Particulares Tocantes a Ellos Para su BUENA ADMINISTRACIÓN... Compuesto por... SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito...

    (PASTORS' GUIDE for the GOOD ADMINISTRATION of INDIANS... Composed by DON ALONSO DE LA PENA MONTENEGRO, Bishop of the Diocese of San Francisco de Quito...)

    EN MADRID: En la Oficina de Pedro Marin, 1771. Nueva Edicion, Purgada de Muchisimos Hierros (New Edition, Purged of Numerous Errors). TEXT IN SPANISH.

    VELLUM BOUND, limp vellum , five cord spine bands, manuscript title on spine (mostly faded), 8x12 inches (20cm x 30cm), Pagination: [2] blank free endpaper, [32], 612 pages.

    CONDITION: The…

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    ITINERARIO PARA PÁRROCOS DE INDIOS En Que Se Tratan Las Materias mas Particulares Tocantes a Ellos Para su BUENA ADMINISTRACIÓN... Compuesto por... SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito...

    (PASTORS' GUIDE for the GOOD ADMINISTRATION of INDIANS... Composed by DON ALONSO DE LA PENA MONTENEGRO, Bishop of the Diocese of San Francisco de Quito...)

    EN MADRID: En la Oficina de Pedro Marin, 1771. Nueva Edicion, Purgada de Muchisimos Hierros (New Edition, Purged of Numerous Errors). TEXT IN SPANISH.

    VELLUM BOUND, limp vellum , five cord spine bands, manuscript title on spine (mostly faded), 8x12 inches (20cm x 30cm), Pagination: [2] blank free endpaper, [32], 612 pages.

    CONDITION: The vellum covers are soiled, darkened, rubbed, missing a half-dollar size piece at the upper rear corner, and well creased (as normal for limp vellum); nonetheless the vellum covers remain quite lovely in a Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library way. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding with the cord binding; the bottom half of the last two leaves (pages 609/610 and 611/612) is roughly torn off; the rear free endpaper is lacking, and the rear pastedown is mostly lacking; there is chipping to the bottom corner of the first few pages, not affecting text; light foxing and some age spotting here and there throughout; otherwise the inner pages are nice, complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Contents:

    LIBRO PRIMERO En que se Trata de la Elección y Canónica Institución del Párroco, y de todas las demás obligaciones que tiene el Doctrinero.

    LIBRO SEGUNDO De la Naturaleza y costumbres de los indios.

    LIBRO TERCERO En que se Trata de los Sacramentos - del Bautismo, La Confirmación - Del dolor que es parte material del Sacramento de la Penitencia, De la Confesión, Del Confesor, De la Satisfacción Sacramental que es el tercer acto Penitente, Del Inefable Sacramento de la Eucaristía, Del Sacramento de la Extremaunción, Del Sacramento del Orden, Del Sacramento del Matrimonio, De los Grados de Consanguinidad, Afinidad, y Cognación Espiritual y Dispensación en ellos.

    LIBRO CUARTO De los Preceptos de la Iglesia y de la Ley Natural que deben Guardar los Indios .

    LIBRO QUINTO En que se Trata de los Privilegios que tienen los Señores Arzobispos y Obispos, los Regulares, y los Indios en estas partes. Y de los Visitadores y modo como se han de portar en las visitas de los Indios y sus Doctrineros. De la conciencia errónea muy ordinaria en los Indios, y de algunas cuestiones misceláneas.

    The Original Limp Vellum Binding makes this an especially attractive copy of this rare book.

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  • 1779 TWO VOLUME Study of J. F. MARTINET'S KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR by J. De Vries by J. DE VRIES, J. F. MARTINET 1779 TWO VOLUME Study of J. F. MARTINET'S KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR by J. De Vries
    J. DE VRIES, J. F. MARTINET

    NATUURKUNDIGE EN OPHELDERENDE AANMERKINGEN over het Eerste en Tweede Deel /Derde en Vierde Deel VAN J. F. MARTINET'S KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR, door J. DE VRIES. (ENLIGHTENING COMMENTS on the First, Second, Third and Fourth Part of J.F. MARTINET'S CATECHISM OF NATURE, by J. DE VRIES. FOUR PARTS IN TWO OCTAVO VOLUMES. AMSTERDAM: Joannes van Selm, MDCCLXXIX (1779). TEXT in DUTCH. A Critical and Expansive Study by J. De Vries of JOHANNES FLORENTIUS MARTINET'S work KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR (CATECHISM OF NATURE). Two Volumes, hardcovers, leather spines and corners with marbled paper covered boards, the spines have five raised bands and are decorated in gilt, black leather title labels on spines, 5x9 inches. Pagination: Volume I: XIV, [2], 198, [2]. Volume II:…

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    NATUURKUNDIGE EN OPHELDERENDE AANMERKINGEN over het Eerste en Tweede Deel /Derde en Vierde Deel VAN J. F. MARTINET'S KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR, door J. DE VRIES. (ENLIGHTENING COMMENTS on the First, Second, Third and Fourth Part of J.F. MARTINET'S CATECHISM OF NATURE, by J. DE VRIES. FOUR PARTS IN TWO OCTAVO VOLUMES. AMSTERDAM: Joannes van Selm, MDCCLXXIX (1779). TEXT in DUTCH. A Critical and Expansive Study by J. De Vries of JOHANNES FLORENTIUS MARTINET'S work KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR (CATECHISM OF NATURE). Two Volumes, hardcovers, leather spines and corners with marbled paper covered boards, the spines have five raised bands and are decorated in gilt, black leather title labels on spines, 5x9 inches. Pagination: Volume I: XIV, [2], 198, [2]. Volume II: [VI], 192. GOOD condition. The covers have scrapes and rubs to the boards and edges, including the loss of the paper covering in various places; the spine title labels are mostly worn away; nonetheless the covers are sturdy, attractive, and are doing their job well. Internally very nice, some light foxing and offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise the pages are lovely, bright, tight, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice, two volume set.

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  • 1783 CLAUDE FAUCHET - GUILLOTINED FRENCH REVOLUTIONIST BISHOP - HANDWRITTEN SIGNED LETTER by Claude Fauchet 1783 CLAUDE FAUCHET - GUILLOTINED FRENCH REVOLUTIONIST BISHOP - HANDWRITTEN SIGNED LETTER
    Claude Fauchet

    CLAUDE FAUCHET - FRENCH BISHOP who STORMED THE BASTILLE and EULOGIZED BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - HANDWRITTEN, SIGNED, WORRIED LETTER dated 1783 - HE was GUILLOTINED on HALLOWEEN in 1793

    SIGNED, HANDWRITTEN LETTER from the French Bishop CLAUDE FAUCHET to a M. CHEVIN, Fils. Dated May 15, 1783. In French.

    Single page letter written on a single fold sheet of laid, watermarked paper, with an address leaf and wax seal on the backside. The letter measures 8.5x12 inches (20x31.5 cm). A typed translation is provided on a sheet of paper that has browned and is a bit brittle with age (1940s?).

    The letter is written to a close friend, M. Chevin, fils. It is warm and intimate. Fauchet tells that his life…

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    CLAUDE FAUCHET - FRENCH BISHOP who STORMED THE BASTILLE and EULOGIZED BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - HANDWRITTEN, SIGNED, WORRIED LETTER dated 1783 - HE was GUILLOTINED on HALLOWEEN in 1793

    SIGNED, HANDWRITTEN LETTER from the French Bishop CLAUDE FAUCHET to a M. CHEVIN, Fils. Dated May 15, 1783. In French.

    Single page letter written on a single fold sheet of laid, watermarked paper, with an address leaf and wax seal on the backside. The letter measures 8.5x12 inches (20x31.5 cm). A typed translation is provided on a sheet of paper that has browned and is a bit brittle with age (1940s?).

    The letter is written to a close friend, M. Chevin, fils. It is warm and intimate. Fauchet tells that his life is beset with "thorns" and "grief", likely troubles related to the bubbling 1789 French Revolution. Though a Revolutionist himself, Fauchet was tried and guillotined by the Revolutionists in 1993. The letter begins:

    "I am very touched, my dear friend, by the part you take in my trouble and for all the evidences of affection you have shown me...for some time my life has been beset with thorns and every day brings me new grief. If the consolations of friendship did not sweeten the bitterness which pours into my heart, I would consider it a great blessing to withdraw from this world and to live only with God and my conscience."

    Condition: Age toning, several original folds, tear where the letter was opened not affecting text. Overall this 1783 letter remains in GOOD condition, the writing is bright and clear, the wax seal shines, the paper's watermark is visible.

    RARE FRENCH REVOLUTION ERA DOCUMENT by a BISHOP who STORMED THE BASTILLE WITH the REVOLUTIONISTS and was THEN GUILLOTINED BY THEM.

    About CLAUDE FAUCHET (from Wikipedia):

    ******Claude Fauchet (22 September 1744 - 31 October 1793) was a French bishop.

    He was born at Dornes, Nièvre. He was a curate of the church of St Roch, Paris, when he was engaged as tutor to the children of the marquis of Choiseul, brother of Louis XVs minister, an appointment which proved to be the first step to fortune. He was successively grand vicar to the archbishop of Bourges, preacher to the king, and abbot of Montfort-Le Carre.

    HE WAS ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE ATTACK ON THE BASTILLE, and on 5 August 1789 he delivered an eloquent discourse by way of funeral sermon for the citizens slain on 14 July, taking as his text the words of St Paul, 'Ye have been called to liberty".

    He blessed the tricolor flag for the National Guard and in September was elected to the Commune. In 1790 he wrote France's Eulogy to Benjamin Franklin (Eloge Civique De Benjamin Franklin). He retired from the Commune in October 1790. During the next winter he organized within the Palais Royal the Social Club of the Society of the Friends of Truth, presiding over crowded meetings under the self assumed title of procureur général de la vérité. Nevertheless, events were marching faster than his opinions, and the last occasion on which he carried his public with him was in a sermon preached at Notre Dame on 4 February 1791.

    In July 1793 he was imprisoned on the charge of supporting the federalist movement at Caen. He was brought before the Revolutionary Tribunal on 30 October, and was guillotined on the following day, October 31 (Halloween!!!)."******

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  • 1783 ROYAL CITY of COPENHAGEN / KONGELIGE DANSKE KIØBENHAVN Danish Book with MAP by E. C. HAUBER 1783 ROYAL CITY of COPENHAGEN / KONGELIGE DANSKE KIØBENHAVN Danish Book with MAP
    E. C. HAUBER

    Beskrivelse over den kongelige danske Residentsestad Kiøbenhavn og de kongelige Slotte paa Landet. Oversat efter det tredie tydske Oplag, forøget og forbedret. (Description of the Royal Danish

    City of Copenhagen and the Royal Castles in the Country. A printing of the Third Edition, enlarged and improved.) By E. C. HAUBER. Published by Rothes Forlag, København / Copenhagen, 1783. TEXT in DANISH. The book which first was published in 1770 gives a detailed description of the Danish capital before the great fire of 1795 and the destructive British attacks of 1807. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners with paper covered boards, spine has five raised bands, gilt lining, and a leather label titled in gilt, 4x6.75 inches (10x17 cm). Pagination: [8], 232…

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    Beskrivelse over den kongelige danske Residentsestad Kiøbenhavn og de kongelige Slotte paa Landet. Oversat efter det tredie tydske Oplag, forøget og forbedret. (Description of the Royal Danish

    City of Copenhagen and the Royal Castles in the Country. A printing of the Third Edition, enlarged and improved.) By E. C. HAUBER. Published by Rothes Forlag, København / Copenhagen, 1783. TEXT in DANISH. The book which first was published in 1770 gives a detailed description of the Danish capital before the great fire of 1795 and the destructive British attacks of 1807. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners with paper covered boards, spine has five raised bands, gilt lining, and a leather label titled in gilt, 4x6.75 inches (10x17 cm). Pagination: [8], 232 pages. Includes a FOLD OPEN MAP of COPENHAGEN at the front. CONDITION: The covers are worn through at the edges and corners, rubbed, and scraped; 1/4 inch of the spine leather is tearing away at the top, the spine title leather has a corner chip; nonetheless the covers are doing their job and are attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library way. Internally, there is a small number written on the top margin of the front free endpaper; the fold open map has edge wear to its left edge, not affecting the image; there is light foxing throughout, lacks its rear free endpaper and rear pastedown. Overall a solid, nice copy, complete with its folding map.

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  • 1788 APOLOGETIC POSTSCRIPT to ODE UPON ODE by PETER PINDAR (John Wolcot) by PETER PINDAR (John Wolcot) 1788 APOLOGETIC POSTSCRIPT to ODE UPON ODE by PETER PINDAR (John Wolcot)
    PETER PINDAR (John Wolcot)

    APOLOGETIC POSTSCRIPT TO ODE UPON ODE, by PETER PINDAR.(pseudonym of JOHN WOLCOT). LONDON: Printed for G. KEARSLEY, M.DCC.XC. (1788). Second Edition (with the statement A New Edition With Considerable Additions on the front cover). Disbound, 8x10.5 inches, 32 pages. Lacking the half title page. GOOD condition. Disbound, as noted above; a crease to the upper corner of half the pages, toning to the margins; some edge wear here and there; overall the pages are bright, clean, and clear.

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  • 1788 KABBALA RESPONSA CONTROVERSIAL RABBI MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO Hebrew-Aramaic by MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO 1788 KABBALA RESPONSA CONTROVERSIAL RABBI MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO Hebrew-Aramaic
    MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO

    RABBINIC RESPONSA by MENACHEM AZARIAH DA FANO, in HEBREW with some ARAMAIC. DYHERNFURTH (now Brzeg Dolny, Poland) : 1788. Possibly the copy of ISAC BADHAB JERUSALEM, a noted Book Collector and Printer. There are 2 rubber ink stamps on the title page, both in Hebrew, one with a line of English that reads "JSAC BADHAB JERUSALEM". Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards and sheepskin covered spine, black embossed lettering on spine, 6" x 7.5", 170 pages (85 numbered pages with only every other page being numbered). Engraved Printer's device on the title page and a lovely engraved hunting woodcut at the end. Condition: The covers are rubbed, worn and scraped, leather corners missing, corners worn through; paper label on spine, nonetheless…

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    RABBINIC RESPONSA by MENACHEM AZARIAH DA FANO, in HEBREW with some ARAMAIC. DYHERNFURTH (now Brzeg Dolny, Poland) : 1788. Possibly the copy of ISAC BADHAB JERUSALEM, a noted Book Collector and Printer. There are 2 rubber ink stamps on the title page, both in Hebrew, one with a line of English that reads "JSAC BADHAB JERUSALEM". Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards and sheepskin covered spine, black embossed lettering on spine, 6" x 7.5", 170 pages (85 numbered pages with only every other page being numbered). Engraved Printer's device on the title page and a lovely engraved hunting woodcut at the end. Condition: The covers are rubbed, worn and scraped, leather corners missing, corners worn through; paper label on spine, nonetheless these early covers remain in one solid piece; internally, the front inner hinge is completely split, fully exposing the inner spine of the signatures; the rear inner hinge is hanging on, but a strong tug would pull the covers from the inner text block; the title page has two ink stamps as noted above, and a word or two that has been inked out, there may be blank prelims that are missing, text complete from the title page through the last page, the inner pages are evenly toned with age but remain clean, clear and fully legible; some pages have edge wear and corner creases but remain solid and well bound with their sewn binding. SCARCE 1788 Dyhernfurth imprint of Rabbinic Responsa by Da Fano. You can read about MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO and about RABBINIC RESPONSA on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

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  • 1793 GALILEO Two Volume Set RARE & IMPORTANT ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY w/ PLATES by Galileo Galilei 1793 GALILEO Two Volume Set RARE & IMPORTANT ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY w/ PLATES
    Galileo Galilei

    VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI Nobile e Patrizio Fiorentino Mattematico e Filosofo Sopraordinario de' Gran Duchi di Toscana COSIMO E FERDINANDO II. Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... TWO VOLUME SET - Complete in These Two Volumes (Four Parts, in Two Volumes). Losanna (LAUSANNE) : 1793. Publisher unstated. FIRST EDITION. Contains the FIRST BIBLIOGRAPHY of the works of GALILEO. I collated these two volumes page-by-page with copies from the Rare Book Rooms of Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Cambridge University. Two Hardcover Books, blue cloth covered boards, 7.5" x 10". Pagination: VOLUME I: Frontispiece, xvi Introductory pages, 471 Text pages (actually 467 pages because pagination skips to page 429 after page 424 - as normal…

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    VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI Nobile e Patrizio Fiorentino Mattematico e Filosofo Sopraordinario de' Gran Duchi di Toscana COSIMO E FERDINANDO II. Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... TWO VOLUME SET - Complete in These Two Volumes (Four Parts, in Two Volumes). Losanna (LAUSANNE) : 1793. Publisher unstated. FIRST EDITION. Contains the FIRST BIBLIOGRAPHY of the works of GALILEO. I collated these two volumes page-by-page with copies from the Rare Book Rooms of Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Cambridge University. Two Hardcover Books, blue cloth covered boards, 7.5" x 10". Pagination: VOLUME I: Frontispiece, xvi Introductory pages, 471 Text pages (actually 467 pages because pagination skips to page 429 after page 424 - as normal - text flows correctly - collates correctly with rare copies at Harvard and Cambridge), + one blank. VOLUME II: [2], 471-961 pages. The two volumes are ILLUSTRATED with TEN (of TWELVE) plates, namely: 2 engraved frontispiece portraits of Galileo (one in each Volume), 7 (of 9) engraved plates, and 1 large folding genealogical chart / plate. Four of the original nine plates were fold-open, but 2 of those 4 (plates IX and X) are now lacking (being the 2 of 12 plates that are missing). CONDITION: The covers are soiled and worn, the blue cloth covering is rubbed, splotchy, split at the spine folds, worn through at the corners, and chipped away at the spine ends, nonetheless the covers are present and still bound well to the inner pages; there is a splattering of dark blue spots to the bottom page edges of Volume I and to the top page edges of Volume II (page edges of the closed books). Volume I has some old shorelining / water staining to the margins of various pages here and there throughout - nothing too significant except in the margins of

    a few pages where the margin soiling is heavy; overall the pages are in remarkably bright condition. Volume II has shorelining / water-staining to the upper margin area of the frontispiece and title-page; is missing the leaf that would be pages v/vi - consisting of a "Part Three" title-page and its blank verso (i.e. no text is missing); there is shorelining / light water-staining and soiling to the top blank margin of a number of pages here and there throughout - not affecting text; leaf consisting of pages 521/522 has a stiff crease that appears to be a binder's error (text is complete); there are wormholes / small worm lines to the bottom blank margin of the latter pages, not affecting text; the upper corner area of pages 951-960 is soiled and foxed; page 961 (the last page - the verso is blank) has its upper portion torn away, including approximately 3 lines of 2 column. The plates are all bright and clear, some with mild margin soiling and/or margin shorelining. The fold-open genealogical chart has some splitting at the folds and tearing near the gutter, but is overall solid, bright and clear. A SOLID SET of these TWO VOLUMES with 10 of 12 plates and only the faults as described above. The covers are worn, but internally both volumes are still tight, bright and clear. A very presentable set. RARE and IMPORTANT 221 Year-Old Books on GALILEO. From an 1861 Sotheby auction catalog - the "Catalogue of the Mathematical, Historical and Miscellaneous Portion of the Celebrated Library of M. Guglielmo Libri": ******Nelli. VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI... Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... Losanna, 1793. A most valuable contribution to scientific biography, giving full particulars of Galilei's friends and opponents, and containing extracts of numerous unpublished letters of Galileo and his friends which Nelli was prevented by death from publishing in extenso, and which were only partially published in the last edition of Galileo's works.******

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  • 1796 CAPTAIN JOHN MEARES - TRAVELS FROM CHINA to the NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA in 1788 and 1789 - 3 VOLUMES w/ 17 PLATES by John Meares 1796 CAPTAIN JOHN MEARES - TRAVELS FROM CHINA to the NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA in 1788 and 1789 - 3 VOLUMES w/ 17 PLATES
    John Meares

    VIAGGI DALLA CHINA ALLA COSTA NORD-OVEST D'AMERICA FATTI NEGLI ANNI 1788 e 1789 - DAL CAPITANO G. MEARES.

    (TRAVELS FROM CHINA TO THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA MADE IN THE YEARS 1788 and 1789 - BY CAPTAIN G. MEARES.)

    Prima Traduzione Italiana. (First Italian Edition.)

    Published by Giovacchino Pagani, Firenze (Florence), MDCCXCVI (1796). First Italian, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples).

    Originally published in England in 1790, then France in 1794. This First Italian Edition had the ENGRAVINGS REDONE by a FLORENTINE ARTIST, and the engraved plates were made a part of the volumes. SCARCE with the GORGEOUS FLORENTINE PLATES.

    This auction is for THREE of FOUR…

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    VIAGGI DALLA CHINA ALLA COSTA NORD-OVEST D'AMERICA FATTI NEGLI ANNI 1788 e 1789 - DAL CAPITANO G. MEARES.

    (TRAVELS FROM CHINA TO THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA MADE IN THE YEARS 1788 and 1789 - BY CAPTAIN G. MEARES.)

    Prima Traduzione Italiana. (First Italian Edition.)

    Published by Giovacchino Pagani, Firenze (Florence), MDCCXCVI (1796). First Italian, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples).

    Originally published in England in 1790, then France in 1794. This First Italian Edition had the ENGRAVINGS REDONE by a FLORENTINE ARTIST, and the engraved plates were made a part of the volumes. SCARCE with the GORGEOUS FLORENTINE PLATES.

    This auction is for THREE of FOUR VOLUMES - Volumes II, III and IV. LACKING VOLUME I.

    Original Wrappers, paper title labels on spines, 5x7.5 inches. TEXT in ITALIAN.

    Pagination:

    Volume II : XV + 212 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 7 PLATES, including 1 that folds-open. The plates are each printed on their own unnumbered leaf.

    Volume III : X + 238 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 1 FOLD-OPEN PLATE.

    Volume IV : [4] + VIII + 276 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 9 PLATES, including 2 that fold-open.

    THE PAGES AND PLATES HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY COLLATED. THESE BOOKS ARE COMPLETE, ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT AND IN THEIR PROPER ORDER. THERE ARE 17 PLATES IN TOTAL IN THESE THREE VOLUMES.

    There is a 1.5x3.5 inch label pasted onto the inside front cover of Volume II that reads: "MEARES, JOHN. Viaggi dalla China... Firenzi, 1796. Vols. 2-4 only. Lacks Vol. 1. 1st ed. In Italian. Orig. wraps."

    Condition: The original wrappers on these three volumes are mostly chipped off at the spine, exposing the signatures beneath, have chips and tears at the edges, a few holes, creases, smudges, general aging and wear, etc; the front wrapper and front free endpaper of Volume IV are disbound (i.e. present but laid-on loosely); the front wrapper of Volume IV also has its top margin and bottom front corners torn away (i.e. it is missing large pieces). Internally, there are corner creases, some corner tears, some spotting here and there, a few pages with light edge stains, a bit of foxing here and there, some page toning, splits between some signatures (always still holding well with the sewn binding); but overall the inner pages are incredibly well-kept, still complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. THE PLATES ARE GORGEOUS.

    A WONDERFUL SET OF 3 (of 4) VOLUMES of this SCARCE WORK, COMPLETE and in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.

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  • 1796 COLTIVAZIONE DEL RISO / CULTIVATION OF RICE Full VELLUM COVERS Italian Text 1796 COLTIVAZIONE DEL RISO / CULTIVATION OF RICE Full VELLUM COVERS Italian Text

    LA COLTIVAZIONE DEL RISO, by Gian Battista Spolverini (aka Giambattista Spolverini).

    VERONA (Italy): Dalla Stamperia GIULIARI MDCCXCVI (1796). Fifth edition.

    Full Vellum, 4to, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), Pagination: XVI, 224 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Printed on fine rag paper.

    First published in 1758, Spolverini's poem concerning rice and rice cultivation was popular and was printed in no less than 15 editions, this being the fifth. Italy was second only to Spain in its cultivation of rice in Europe. Rice first appeared in Italy in 1468 around Pisa, along the Lombardy plain. Spolverini's poem is considered a major work in the genre of Italian bucolic and didactic poetry. This edition also includes an "Elogio" by Ippolito Pindemonte.

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    LA COLTIVAZIONE DEL RISO, by Gian Battista Spolverini (aka Giambattista Spolverini).

    VERONA (Italy): Dalla Stamperia GIULIARI MDCCXCVI (1796). Fifth edition.

    Full Vellum, 4to, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), Pagination: XVI, 224 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Printed on fine rag paper.

    First published in 1758, Spolverini's poem concerning rice and rice cultivation was popular and was printed in no less than 15 editions, this being the fifth. Italy was second only to Spain in its cultivation of rice in Europe. Rice first appeared in Italy in 1468 around Pisa, along the Lombardy plain. Spolverini's poem is considered a major work in the genre of Italian bucolic and didactic poetry. This edition also includes an "Elogio" by Ippolito Pindemonte.

    It is said that rice farmers could successfully grow rice using only this book.

    VERY GOOD condition: Light wear to vellum; front hinge starting to split at the top, just a little foxing here and there and a few minor instances of worming. A solid, bright, lovely, vellum bound copy of this important Italian work on rice.

    Everyone loves Italian rice, especially when it's from 1796!

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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