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        Kurzgefaszte nachrichten, die naturhistorie Dannemark betreffend. Aus dem Danischen uberseszt.

      Kopenhagen und Hamburg: Verlegts Gabriel Christians Rothens Wittwe et al., 1765. 232 pages of text. Blue thick paperback binding; original to the book but heavily worn, soiled, stained, and with chips and creases. Illustrated with 15 of 17 folding plates, lacking plates numbered I and II. A untrimmed copy, measuring 25 cm (height). There is a previous owner's stamp and a few markings on the title page. Minor staining to the bottom edge of the text, quite minimal except for the final 20 pages have heavier staining. The uncolored plates are not affected and remain clean and bright. The German translation of part two of the first volume of the Danish edition "Den danske Atlas; First German edition. The plates correspond nearly exactly to plates XIV-XXX of the Danish edition, but they have all been re-engraved and are signed "I. Haas sc." in the plate. Natural History; Paleontology; Denmark.. First Edition. Paperback. Very good- condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Forestier illuminato intorno le cose piu rare e curiose antiche e moderne delle citta di Venezia


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        A Narrative of the Proceedings relative to the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea; by Mr. John Harrison's Time-Keeper; Subsequent to those published in the Year 1763.

      London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Mr. Sandby, 1765. First edition, extremely rare, published by Harrison (1693-1776) himself with the technical assistance of the optical instrument maker James Short (1710-68), in which Harrison defended the success of his chronometer H4, and staked his claim to be awarded the full "Longitude Prize" of £20,000. Harrison had been working on the problem of longitude for over three decades by the time he published this work, one of the most important of the pamphlets produced in the course of the longitude affair. H4 had first been properly tested in 1761, when Harrison's son William (1728-1815) took it with him on a voyage to Jamaica in the ship Deptford for a sea-trial. Although the trial was a triumph that exceeded the demands of the Longitude Act, Harrison's claim to the Prize was not accepted, and he was forced to undertake another trial of H4 in 1764. Again accompanied by William, on this occasion H4 computed the longitude of Barbados within 9.8 geographical miles, exhibiting accuracy three times greater than that required by the Act. Despite this success, the board still refused to issue the award, in some part due to resistance from the Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811), an advocate of the cheaper lunar distance method. Faced with another refusal, Harrison had the present appeal to the Board of Longitude printed. It includes his relevant correspondence with the Admiralty, concluding that 'whereas a method (invented by your Memorialist) for the Discovery of the Longitude hath been tried by Experiments made according to the Appointment of your Honourable Board ... Your Memorialist therefore humbly prays; that your Honourable Board will be pleased to grant him such Certificate as directed by the above recited Act'. The board, however, continued to be unmoved, even sponsoring subtle changes to the Longitude Act the same year as this work was published. The self-published pamphlet was presumably printed in an extremely limited edition for private circulation to members of the Board. The National Maritime Museum did not have a copy of the pamphlet until 2003, when it acquired the papers of the 2nd Viscount Barrington, a member of the 18th-century Board of Longitude. ABPC/RBH list only three copies in the past 40 years, including the Streeter copy (in a modern binding) (Christie's 16/17 April 2007, $114,000). "In the early 1700s, European monarchies aspired to power by building world-spanning networks of colonies and commercial ventures. As a result, the merchant fleets and navies that connected and protected these assets were critically important. Eighteenth-century sailors led dangerous lives, not least because they seldom knew their exact location on the open ocean. Although navigators readily determined latitude, or north-south position, by estimating the height of certain stars at their zenith, they could not determine longitude. This failure caused shipwrecks that killed thousands of mariners and lost cargoes worth fortunes. Several countries offered immense financial rewards for a solution to the problem; Britain promised £20,000 (several million dollars in today's currency) for a way to establish longitude to within half a degree (30 nautical miles at the equator) after a journey from England to the West Indies. To judge proposed solutions, the crown established a Board of Longitude, made up of the Astronomer Royal, various admirals and mathematics professors, the Speaker of the House of Commons and 10 members of Parliament. "In effect, determining longitude depended on knowing the difference between local time and the time in Greenwich, site of the Royal Observatory. In principle, if a ship had a clock keeping Greenwich time, the navigator could measure the angle of the Sun to note local noon and compare it to the clock. If the clock read 2 p.m., his longitude was two hours, or 30 degrees, west of Greenwich. The problem lay in finding a clock reliable enough to keep time during the long voyages of that era. The best pendulum clocks of the day were accurate enough, but were useless on a heaving ship at sea. Alternately, a less reliable clock might be used if some means could be devised to correct it frequently. In practice this meant an astronomical method, the best of which became known as the method of lunar distances, in reference to the fact that the Moon's orbit causes it to continually change position in the sky. For example, a new moon, which appears close to the Sun, will have moved 180 degrees by the time it becomes a full moon two weeks later. The idea was for astronomers to provide tables of this angle between Moon and Sun (or Moon and selected stars in the night sky) as a function of Greenwich time. A measurement of this angle every few days would provide a correction to the mechanical clock. This scheme had two drawbacks: The first was that, at least initially, astronomers could not accurately predict the Moon's motion; the second was that the mathematical calculations required of the mariner were very complex--they took hours, and errors were common. "The chronometer and the method of lunar distances each had their proponents, and the solution of the longitude problem came down to a bitter battle between two Englishmen: John Harrison, a self-educated machinist who set out to make an accurate clock, and Nevil Maskelyne, astronomer and scion of the Church of England, who brought the method of lunar distances to fruition. "John Harrison was born in Yorkshire and followed his father's trade as a carpenter. This led to an interest in wooden (pendulum) clocks, which he became adept at making. His isolation from other clockmakers during this formative time was fortuitous--when most clockmakers learned that the prize required their clocks to maintain a rate constant to within three seconds per day for six weeks at sea, they regarded the task as impossible. Harrison saw it as a challenge, and developed the technical advances that justified his confidence, including the so-called gridiron pendulum (which used metals with different expansion coefficients to overcome temperature sensitivity), a nearly frictionless gear system and a ratcheted spring that kept the clock running while being rewound. "By 1728 the longitude prize had been open for 14 years without a serious contender. Young Harrison journeyed to London to learn about the award and met Edmond Halley (1656-1742), the Astronomer Royal. Halley treated him cordially and suggested that Harrison consult George Graham (1673-1751), one of London's leading clockmakers. Harrison and Graham took an immediate liking to each other--they talked for 10 hours that day, leaving Graham so impressed that he offered to lend Harrison money (without security or interest) to develop the young inventor's ideas. "Seven years passed before Harrison offered a solution to the problem: the clock later known as H1. It was cumbersome and heavy, with jutting arms and counterweights, but a small committee of the Royal Society, including Halley and Graham, declared it a masterpiece of ingenuity and urged submission to the Board of Longitude. This body, ever skeptical after years of spurious claims, proposed a short sea trial before attempting the expensive, official crossing of the Atlantic. So Harrison and H1 embarked on a run to Lisbon and back. The numerical result of the clock's performance has not survived, but the captain was very impressed. The ship's navigator admitted that on the return voyage, just before the English coast was sighted, his own calculations put them more than 90 miles offshore, while Harrison maintained that no, they were just about there. "Although the voyage didn't immediately lead to a trans-Atlantic test, it was productive for Harrison, who identified several potential improvements to H1. With these in mind, he withdrew his initial submission and set about building a second clock (H2). The Board of Longitude, impressed by H1, awarded Harrison £500 toward development expenses. He completed H2 three years later and spent two more years testing it on land. By 1741, testing was complete, but England was at war with France and her allies. No one was prepared to risk a sea trial of H2 and possible capture by the French. As it turned out, H2 was never tested at sea. "While waiting for the war to end, Harrison built a third clock, with the Board of Longitude contributing another £500 to meet his costs. But this time, Harrison's expertise failed him. H3 never worked to Harrison's satisfaction, and he abandoned it after five years. Taking a different tack, he proposed in 1746 to build two more clocks. Of these, H4 would be his masterpiece. It took another 13 years to complete, but was quite different from its predecessors. Instead of being all angles and arms, it appeared as a beautifully encased pocket watch, albeit five inches in diameter. After two years of testing the Board accepted it for the full trans-Atlantic test. "Harrison, now 68, left H4 in the care of his son William for the long voyage in 1761. The trial ended upon reaching Jamaica, where, amazingly, H4 reported the longitude with less than two miles of error. Back in England, the overjoyed Harrisons awaited their award of £20,000. Then everything started to go wrong. The Board of Longitude refused to believe the test results were not just a stroke of luck and demanded a second trial. The Harrisons protested vehemently. They had met the terms of the prize and now they wanted it. Uproar ensued, and to quell it, Parliament offered William Harrison £5,000 for results so far, in return for full disclosure of the construction details of H4. William refused this partial award and decided to attempt a second trial in 1764, this time to Barbados. "The Reverend Nevil Maskelyne now enters the story. He had no particular influence prior to this stage of Harrison's odyssey, but the Board of Longitude made a decision that quickly embroiled him in the controversy. Although Maskelyne was not then a member of the Board of Longitude, he was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. For some years he had maintained a strong interest in, and advocacy of, the method of lunar distances for determining longitude. Furthermore, as Tobias Mayer (1723-62) in Germany had recently resolved the problem of predicting the motion of the Moon, the method was ripe for testing. Thus, when the Board of Longitude asked Maskelyne to join the voyage to Barbados, primarily to establish the longitude of the capital, Bridgetown, by observation of Jupiter's satellites, he was also to test the method of lunar distances and its accuracy compared to Harrison's H4 clock. "The results were announced at a memorable meeting of the Board of Longitude in early 1765. H4 had done it again, producing the Bridgetown longitude with less than ten miles of error after a journey of more than 5,000 miles. The rival method of lunar distances fared slightly worse, yielding the result to "better than 30 miles." By way of explanation, four of the ship's officers at the meeting stated that their calculations were a product of Maskelyne's instructions, and, by implication, subject to their own inexperience. In any case, since the lunar distance method depended on tables that only Maskelyne could calculate, the method was not yet ready to claim the prize. "The Board of Longitude accepted the result of the Barbados trial of H4, but they remained unconvinced that the instrument was not just a fluke--a one-off that might never be replicated. Parliament passed a new Act that yielded £10,000 to Harrison but withheld the remaining half of the prize until he met a series of conditions. According to Parliament's terms, Harrison had to reveal in writing exactly how the watch had been made, including full drawings of each part and explanation of every detail to a select team of watchmakers. Then he needed to wait for these persons to manufacture similarly accurate watches themselves. Moreover, Harrison was compelled to relinquish H4 to the Astronomer Royal for long-term checking of its accuracy. "Here was the rub: Two Astronomers Royal had died in rapid succession, and no sooner had Maskelyne returned from Barbados than the King [George III, 1738-1820] appointed him to the position; the appointment automatically put him on the Board of Longitude. As a result, Harrison's nemesis not only became an influential voice on the Board of Longitude but also took charge of checking his best clock. Not surprisingly, the resulting report on H4 was entirely negative. It seems Maskelyne prevaricated over the meaning of "accuracy" to condemn Harrison's creation. In this era, all clocks gained or lost time at some rate, but so long as that rate was constant and known, one could derive an accurate time. Maskelyne refused to allow these corrections. "While waiting for the copies of H4 to be completed, Harrison spent three precious years building H5--now approaching 80, he was becoming increasingly desperate. As the Board of Longitude debated sending his watch to the arctic and elsewhere for lengthy tests, Harrison appealed to King George III for help. The King had H5 installed at his own personal observatory at Kew, and he himself supervised its daily winding and checking. Under his care, H5 performed so admirably that "Farmer George" was outraged by what had gone before. "By God, Harrison," he roared, "I'll see you righted!" and threatened to appear in person before Parliament (under a lesser title, of course). "So the affair finally wound down. The Board of Longitude, under the continuing influence of Nevil Maskelyne, still managed to find reasons to withhold some of Harrison's prize money. Nevertheless, including interim advances, he received a total of £23,065 from the Board over four decades. A copy of H4 made by another watchmaker accompanied Captain James Cook (1728-79) on his second voyage to the Pacific, where it was hailed as having "an amazing degree of accuracy," although Cook also used the lunar distances method with good results. In a triumph of his own, Maskelyne had initiated the annual publication of The Nautical Almanac, which included the necessary tables for applying that method. Cook referred to it as "our faithful guide through all vicissitudes of climates." And since sufficiently accurate clocks (later called marine chronometers) remained very expensive for a long while, the method of lunar distances remained in use for more than a hundred years. "Harrison died in 1776, unreconciled with Maskelyne to the end. One cannot blame him, but because it turned out that posterity owed much to both of them, it would have been pleasing had their relationship ended otherwise" (J. Donald Fernie, 'The Harrison-Maskelyne Affair,' American Scientist 91 (2003), 403-5). Adams & Waters, 2017; Baillie, p. 274; Crone, 557; Polak, 4304, 7534; Sommervogel, VI, 650. 8vo (201 x 127 mm), pp. [ii], 18 [2] (without the half-title but with the final blank). Disbound (probably removed from a pamphlet volume, as is most often the case).

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        Règlement et réformations des taxes des écritures judiciaires et extrajudiciaires, épices de Mrs. Les juges et dépens curiaux, faits par son excellence monseigneur Grégoire, des ducs de Salviati, vice-légat

      - chez Alexandre Giroud, A Avignon 1765, in-4 (24,5x19cm), (4) 56pp., relié. - First Edition. Assente il BNF e cataloghi francesi. Pelle di pecora completa screziato, dorso a costine. Come parte del XIX rifatto. Tappo superiore scrostate. Vecchi tracce di muffa su alcuni fogli marginali. Il libro fa dichiarazioni di tutti i compensi percepiti in tutte le circostanze da parte del sistema giudiziario Avignone. Ex libris in un medaglione inciso: Picard Avenionsis. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Absent à la BNF et aux catalogues français. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée, dos à nerfs. Pièce de titre refaite au XIXe. Coiffe supérieure épidermée. Anciennes traces de moisissures marginales sur quelques feuillets. L'ouvrage fait états de toutes les taxes reçues en toutes circonstances par le système judiciaire d'Avignon. Ex libris dans un médaillon gravé : Picard Avenionsis.

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        Arrest du Conseil D'Etat du Roi, Portant Reglement pour la...

      1765. Legal Broadside from the Ancien Regime [Broadside]. [France]. Arrest du Conseil D'Etat du Roi, Portant Reglement pour la Perception des Droits de Petit-Scel, & De Ceux des Presentations & Defauts des Causes Entre Marchands, Qui Seront Jugees dans les Jurisdictions Ordinaires. Du 23 Avril 1765. Aix: Chez le Veuve de Joseph David & Esprit David, 1765. 21" x 16-1/2" broadside, untrimmed edges, large woodcut French royal arms at head of text. Light soiling, otherwise fine. A remarkably well-preserved item. $600 * It is remarkable this item exists today. Intended to be posted in market areas, this broadside outlines procedures to settle disputes between merchants. No copies located on OCLC.

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        A comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man with those of the Animal World

      London: J. Dodsley,, 1765. Octavo (152 x 96 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with gilt floral motif in compartments, red morocco label. Small abrasion to front board, first and last leaves with slight tan mark from the turn ins, very occasional light spotting; a very attractive copy. First edition. The Scottish physician John Gregory was a member of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society, "where he read many essays; these were later collected, modified, and published anonymously under the title A Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man, with those of the Animal World (1765). Gregory considered human nature to be a uniform non-variant, whose principles and function can be discovered through experiment. The two principles of mind are reason ('a weak principle') and instinct (which guides morality). Gregory wrote that 'The task of improving our nature, of improving man's estate, involves the proper development and exercise of the social principle and the other principle of instinct, with reason subordinate to instinct and serving as a corrective on it' (McCullough, 150). The study of nature is then, according to Gregory, the best means of cultivating taste ('a good taste and a good Heart commonly go together') and religious understanding, the aim being to produce morally well-formed individuals (ibid., 154)." (ODNB).

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        Coup d'oeil général sur la France, par M. Brion... pour servir d'introduction au tableau analytique et géographique de ce Royaume.

      Paris: Grangé, Guillyn, Desnos, 1765. Quarto, numerous engraved maps and charts (see below); an attractive copy in contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt with crimson morocco label. An innovative eighteenth century atlas founded upon enlightenment principles, combining geographical and social information using novel methods. The atlas is the work of two eminent cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century, Royal geographer Louis Brion de la Tour and Parisian publisher Louis Charles Desnos. A wide range of statistical information - relating to the population, finances, and government of France - is here presented in inter-related charts and maps. The product is an atlas that expands beyond regular geography, so fulfilling the enlightenment ideal of joining diverse streams of knowledge into a lucid whole.The atlas was first published in 1763. This is an example of the significantly expanded later edition of 1766, containing a good number of maps not present in the first edition. New material includes the final section of road maps, tabulated for real-time use by travelers.In this revised edition the atlas is comprised of several discrete parts, each with engraved title pages. A full contents listing as follows:Introductory letterpress: title-page reading 'Coup d'oeil général sur la France', [16][4]pp.'Tableau analytique de la France...' engraved title, 33 plates (one large folding, remainder double-page).'Le petit Neptune François' engraved title, 3 double page plates of coastal districts, followed by large folding map captioned "La France divisée en ses LVIII provinces"'L'indicateur fidéle ou Guide de Voyageurs' engraved title, double-page ornamental dedication to Cassini de Thury, followed by 19 maps and charts; followed by letterpress prospectus and both alphabetic place names supplements (paginated 8,10pp.). Some preliminary foxing.

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        Histoire des révolutions de Florence, sous les Médicis

      French Edition, translated from the Italian by Réquier.Bound in full calf marbled brown vintage. back smooth decorated. Nice copy. Chez Musier fils à Paris 1765 in-12 (9x16,8cm) (2) xviij, 444pp. et 430pp. et 342pp. (6) 3 volumes reliés

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        Neueröffnete mathematische Werck-Schule oder gründliche Anweisung wie die mathematische Instrumenten nicht allein schiklich und recht zu gebrauchen, sondern auch auf die beste und accurateste Art zu verfertigen, zu probiren und allezeit in gutem Stande zu erhalten sind.

      bey George Peter Monath, Nürnberg 1765 - Aus dem französischen übersezet und bey dieser fünften Auflage um vieles verbessert , vermehret, und mit Kupfern versehen., 432, 48, 176 S. 3 Teile in einem Band. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Titelkuper u. 30, 12, 20 gefaltenen Kupfertafeln. Fünfte und letzte Ausgabe der erstmals 1712 erschienen Werck-Schule, einem bedeutenden Werk zur Instrumentenkunde. - Überzugpapier und Vorsätze erneuert, Rücken etwas berieben. Seiten am Anfang und Ende mit leichten Feuchtigkeitsspuren, im hinteren Teil am unteren Rand schwach wasserrandig, Tafeln von Teil III etwas stärker betroffen. Gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The constitution of the Loyal and Friendly Society of the Blue and Orange.

      Manuscript* on paper, 4to., on 11 written-up pages, written in a calligraphic hand in red, blue and black inks, numerous blank leaves, the paper watermarked 'LVG', bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked and spine lettered gilt. In very good state of preservationPublisher: Year: [1765]Edition:

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        Mappe Monde ou Globe Terreste. Dresser sur les Nouvelles Observation de mrs. de l`academie Royale des Sciences et sur les Memoires les plus recents. Grenzkolorierter Kupferstich aus: Geographie moderne.

      Paris, Mondhare, 1765 - Ungewöhnliche Weltkarte mit dem Versuch die wichtigsten Entdeckungen bis Mitte des 18. Jaherhunderts zu bearbeiten. - Dargestellt wird die Welt in zwei Hemisphären eingerahmt in einer schützenden Mauer. Am unteren Rand Allegorien und Kartusche mit Erklärungen zu Louis Antoine de Bougainville und James Cook Seereisen. In der Karte selbst die Einzeichnungen der Reisen der beiden Seefahrer. - Leicht gebräunt. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Elémens de Géométrie

      Paris, par la Cie des libraires, 1765, in 8°, de XXXII-XIII- 1f. 215pp., ill. de 14 planches gravées se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, fleuron du titre découpé et remplacé par un autre, sinon bon exemplaire. 3e édition de cette étude didactique de la géométrie selon l'ordre chronologique des découvertes, et donc de complexité croissante. Il fut rédigé à l'âge de 16 ans pour l'initiation de Mme Du Chatelêt aux mathématiques, et sa publication ouvrit à Clairaut les portes de l'Académie des Sciences malgré son jeune âge. ¶ "Remarkable didactic works... He wanted geometry to be rediscovered by beginners and therefore put together, for himself and for them, a very optimistic history of mathematical thought that reflected the concepts of his contemporaries Diderot and Rousseau... Through analogy, he went from there to more advanced and more abstract research, all the while resolving problems without setting forth theorems and admitting as obvious all truths that showed themselves to be self-evident. This work is pleasant and has definite pedagogical value." DSB III, 284 - Poggendorff I.447 - Pas dans Sotheran.

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      Cambridge, J. Betham, et al., 1765.. FIRST EDITION 1765, edited by John Jebb, Robert Thorp, and George Wollaston. 4to, approximately 275 x 200 mm, 10¾ x 8 inches, Latin text, 12 engraved plates, 11 folding, plate 10 sightly damaged and laid down on modern paper, full page but no longer folding, inner margin excised, no loss to image, pages: ix, List of Subscribers, [1], Corrigenda, [1]-180, rebound in modern burgundy morocco with matching cloth boards, gilt title and date to spine, modern cream endpapers, all edges untrimmed as issued. Title page slightly dusty and some pale stains to edges, 1 inch closed tear repaired to outer margin on blank verso, not affecting text, tip of top corner neatly repaired, 1 folding plate has closed tear to fold just running into image neatly repaired on blank verso, many margin edges slightly dusty, 2 pages and inner margin of 1 plate have a small pale brown mark, see attached image, a few inner margins have a little binder's glue visible, 1 inner margin has a pale brown narrow stain, last 2 plates with pale stain to outer top corner, occasional small brown spots, a good working copy only. See: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Grace K. Babson Collection of Sir Isaac Newton, page 13, No. [15]; Peter and Ruth Wallis, Newton and Newtoniana 1672-1975, page 15, No. 20; G.J. Gray, Sir Isaac Newton A Bibliography, page 15, No. 20; ESTC T18652. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Persei; or, Secret Memoirs for a History of Persia. Translated from the French.

      Dublin: printed by and for George Faulkner. 1765 / 1780 97, 198-199, 100-101, 202-203, 104-105, 206-207, 108-109, 210-211, 112-113, 214-214, 116-117, 218-219, 120-226, [4] Key, [2]pp ads. 12mo. Some browning. BOUND WITH: (BECKFORD, William)Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters. printed for J. Robson. [4], 158, [2]pp errata. 8vo. A good clean copy. Two volumes in one bound in full contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spine; a little rubbed, sl. cracks to upper hinge. From the library at Easton Neston with the armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Hesketh.The Persei: ESTC T131211, first published in London in 1745. Variously attributed to Antoine Picquet and a Madame de Vieux-Maisons. A satire on contemporary events in France, with references to John Law's Mississippi Scheme for speculative investment bonds. Printed footnotes helpfully identify the pseudonyms and some of the events concealed within the text, and there is also a 4pp Key at the end. Biographical Memoirs: ESTC T62056, the first edition of Beckford's first book, written at the age of twenty as a series of five biographical sketches in which painters and artists as well as schools of painterly taste, are parodied through the means of fictitious and historical characters and places. During the time in which the Memoirs was composed and published, Beckford's home environment was defined by the art collections gathered by his father, and which no doubt provided a wealth of material for his creative imagination.

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        Il bien grischun a sees compratiots. VERY RARE ORIGINAL EDITION FROM 1765!!!

      Squitschau: En glauter Mund, 1765 - 12 pages Extremely rare original edition from 1765 in still a GOOD condition! Handsewn binding tight, Brown stain on outer margin of pp. 1-8, paper otherwise extraordinarily well preserved. rm Gewicht in Gramm: 230 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes Moraux

      Paris - Chez Merlin 1765 - Three volumes of Jean-Francois Marmontel's Contes Moraux. In the original French. Pages 317-320 have been misbound after page 324 to volume I. Illustrated throughout, with twenty three plates across all volumes as well as engraved title pages. Collated, complete. Volume III is the only volume to have a title page with publication details. From the library of Sir Richard Paul Jodrell (1745-1831), a classical scholar and playwright. Jodrell's bookplate is to the front pastedown of all volumes and his signature is to the recto of the front endpapers. Mermontel's Contes Moraux were a famous series. The appreciation forthis workwas due to the delicate finish of the style,but mainly in the graphic and charming pictures of French society under King Louis XV. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, very smart with small amount of rubbing to the head and tail of spines. Minor rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Handling marks to boards. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown of all volumes, Sir Richard Paul Jodrell. His signature to the recto of front endpapers to all volumes. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with light scattered spots throughout. Frequent marginal annotations and some notes to endpapers by prior owner, light and not affecting text. Small ink spills to page 313-16 to volume I. Overall:VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historie von Grönland enthaltend Die Beschreibung des Landes und der Einwohner &c insbesondere die Geschichte der dortigen Mission der Evangelischen Brüder zu Neu-Herrnhut und Lichtenfels.

      2 parts in one. Barby: Heinrich Detlef Ebers 1765. With 2 folding engraved maps and 6 folding engraved plates showing Greenlanders, their way of life, utensils, etc. [34] + 1132 + [26] p. Copy with red edges bound in full contemporary vellum. 1st edit., 1st issue. A very fine and wellpreserved and clean copy of this famous description of Greenland, and the United Brethren's mission there. Bibl. Danica III, 641. Nuuk 139. Lauridsen II,51. Sabin 17413. Small name and note on flyleaf.

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        Histoire des révolutions de Florence, sous les Médicis

      French Edition, translated from the Italian by Réquier.Bound in full calf marbled brown vintage. back smooth decorated. Nice copy. Chez Musier fils à Paris 1765 in-12 (9x16,8cm) (2) xviij, 444pp. et 430pp. et 342pp. (6) 3 volumes reliés

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        Galerie française de femmes célèbres par leurs talens, leur rang ou leur beauté.Paris, l'Éditeur [= Pierre de Lamésangère?] (back of half-title: printed by [George-Adrien] Crapelet), 1827. Large 4to (32 x 23 cm).) With 70 hand-coloured engraved plates. Later 19th-century red half morocco, red textured cloth sides, gold-tooled spine, decorated endpapers printed in gold on white, gilt edges.

      - Brunet III, col. 795; Colas 1765; Hiller, p. 526; Lipperheide 1077. First edition of a series of 70 beautifully coloured plates of European women's costumes from the 12th to the 18th century. Most plates were engraved by George-Jacques Gatine after paintings by Louis Marie Lanté; the descriptive text is by Pierre de Lamésangère. The text briefly describes the lives of the women portrayed and often includes a descriptions of the clothes worn, which makes the series an interesting survey of fashion design. It showcases "vertugadins" (farthingales, said to have been introduced in France by Eleanor of Austria), "mouches" (beauty marks), chaperons, "pianalles" (flat shoes), hair-styles, hats (including the typical hennin), etc. One plate with a small tear, foxed throughout, the plates slightly browned, hinges reinforced. Binding professionally restored. A very attractive record of seven centuries of fashion design.

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         La philosophie de l'histoire par feu Mr. l'abbé Bazin.

      Amsterdam, chez Changuion, (Genève, Cramer), 1765, in 8°, de VIII-336pp. 1f. d'errata, cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, tr. rouges, qq. mouillures en marge, bon exemplaire. Véritable édition originale. Elle est peu commune. La Philosophie de l'Histoire ou "les leçons que l'histoire enseigne aux philosophes " écrite pour instruire Madame du Châtelet, deviendra une vaste introduction à "l'Essai sur les moeurs et l'esprit des Nations" dédié à Catherine II de Russie. Publié sous le pseudonyme de Bazin, c'est un ensemble de questions historiques curieuses concernant l'Inde, la Chine, les juifs, les anges, les préjugés populaires, les génies. Il fut condamné et interdit en France dès 1765. ¶ Bengesco n°1164, I.p.334 - Cat. B.N. Voltaire n°3080.

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         Considérations sur le Gouvernement ancien et présent de la France par M. le marquis d'Argenson.

      à Amsterdam, chez Marc-Michel Rey, 1765, in 8°, de VII-312 pp., demi-veau bleu 19e, dos entièr. orné genre 18e, qq. rares rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire. (provenance : Paul Darblay, maire de Corbeil, avec cachet ex-libris du château de Saint-Germain-lès-Corbeil) 3e édition. L'ouvrage fut très sérieusement condamné et M.M. Rey publia au moins 3 éditions durant les années 1764-1765. D'Argenson, ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères de Louis XV, proche des "philosophes" et de Voltaire, était un partisan du libéralisme, mais une sorte de "libéralisme aristocratique". Selon (Mornet, Origines Intellectuelles de la Révolution Fr.) "En matière sociale et politique les idées de d'Argenson sont à la fois hardies, brutales et timorées.... (il) tend vers une sorte de socialisme imposé et surveillé par une aristocratie qui n'en prendrait que ce qu'elle voudrait". Et selon (Weurlesse) "Sa doctrine économique a de nombreux points communs avec celles des physiocrates. S'ils ne reconnurent pas en lui un précurseur direct, du moins ils lui adressèrent les mêmes éloges qu'à Gournay ". ¶ INED 87 - Stourm 107 - Higgs 3368 - Lichtenberger Socialisme au XVIIIe pp. 93-103. - Manque à Kress et Einaudi.

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        Traité de la formation méchanique des langues et des principes physiques de l'étymologie.

      Paris, Saillant, Vincent, Desaint, 1765. ____ Première édition. Ouvrage fort précieux pour les étymologistes et très recherché des philologues. Intéressant chapitre sur l'histoire de l'écriture numérale des chiffres. Très bel exemplaire. *****. 2 volumes in-12. Collation : LIX, 489 pp., 9 planches. / IV, 533 pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Traité de la formation mechanique des langues, et des principes physiques de l'étymologie

      Edition orignale Chez Saillant, Vincent, Desaint à Paris 1765 in-12 (9,5x17cm) 2 volumes reliés

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England [with] Supplement to the First Edition; Containing The most material Corrections and Additions in the Second. Four Volumes. Eller 1; Laeuchli 1 and 2

      Printed at the Clarendon Press. First edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian Professorship at Oxford, itself the first legal chair in the English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone. Early calf, volume one rebacked, the Cullen House copy with its four shelfmarks and the book label of A Milne of Presse in two volumes; the Taussig set. Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1765-69.

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        Designs by Mr R Bentley for six poems by Mr T Gray


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        Contes moraux

      First illustrated editionBound in full morocco vintage lemon. back smooth decorated with grotesque scrolls and foliage. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Triple net framing on the boards. gilt edges. 4 corners bumped. 2 discolored as exhibits. Chez Merlin A Paris 1765 In-12 (9,7x16,7cm) (2) xvj, 345pp. et (6) 376pp. et (6) 312pp. 3 tomes en 3 volumes reliés

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        Contes Moraux

      Paris - Chez Merlin, 1765 Book. Hardcover. Three volumes of Jean-Francois Marmontel's Contes Moraux. In the original French. Pages 317-320 have been misbound after page 324 to volume I. Illustrated throughout, with twenty three plates across all volumes as well as engraved title pages. Collated, complete. Volume III is the only volume to have a title page with publication details. From the library of Sir Richard Paul Jodrell (1745-1831), a classical scholar and playwright. Jodrell's bookplate is to the front pastedown of all volumes and his signature is to the recto of the front endpapers. Mermontel's Contes Moraux were a famous series. The appreciation forthis workwas due to the delicate finish of the style,but mainly in the graphic and charming pictures of French society under King Louis XV. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, very smart with small amount of rubbing to the head and tail of spines. Minor rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Handling marks to boards. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown of all volumes, Sir Richard Paul Jodrell. His signature to the recto of front endpapers to all volumes. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with light scattered spots throughout. Frequent marginal annotations and some notes to endpapers by prior owner, light and not affecting text. Small ink spills to page 313-16 to volume I. Overall:VERY GOOD..

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        Lettre de Zeïla, jeune sauvage, esclave à Constantinople, à Valcour, officier françois ; précédé d'une lettre à Madame de C** [Ensemble] Réponse de Valcour à Zeïla, précédée d'une lettre de l'auteur à une femme qu'il ne connoit pas. [Ensemble] Lettres en vers, ou Epitres héroïques et amoureuses. [Ensemble] Lettre de Barnevelt dans sa prison, à Truman son ami, précédée d'une lettre de l'auteur. [Ensemble] Lettre du comte de Cominges à sa mère, suivie d'une lettre de Philomele à Progné

      Chez Bauche. Artificial collection consists of 5 books Dorat containing several works, all illustrated by 21 fine and beautiful figures of Longueuil and Aliamet after Eisen. Beautiful printing on thick paper. We know that Dorat ruined himself for his editions luxueuses.Détail: Letter Zeila ... Geneva and Paris, Bauche, 1766 Statement of the 3rd edition. A figure, a header and a dead lamp Eisen.Réponse Valcour to Zeila ... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1766 First Edition. A figure, a header and a dead lamp Eisen.Lettres verse ... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1766 First Edition. A fontispice (connected by mistake after the title page of Letter Barnevelt) Two header, 3 asses lampe.Lettre of Barnevelt ... Paris, Bauche, 1766 Statement of the 4th edition. The First edition date of 1763 A figure, a header and a dead lamp, all by the Earl of Eisen.Lettre Cominges ... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1765 New edition. The original having appeared in 1764, the same publisher. 2 figures, two headers, two asses lampe.Plein Calf scales of time. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title in red morocco. Trimple fillet border on covers. Inner wheel. Gilt edges. Top cap slightly threadbare; a little lack in tail. 2 corners bumped. Higher bit fragile and partly split in mind. Lower jaw split in mind. Binding of good quality, very decorative, but with today defects, still quite légers.Ex libris manuscript: "Library Dufay / M. Thésigny." --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Bauche à Genève & à Paris 1765 In 8 (13,5x21cm) 39 (1bl.) ; 42 ; 51 (1bc.) ; 51 (1bc.) ; 54 (2bc.) relié

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        Les Bonnets, ou Talemik et Zinéra. Histoire moderne traduite de l'Arabe.

      London: Jacques-Francois Quillau, 1765. Duodecimo, contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine banded in gilt. First edition: a strange Orientalist tale of Talemik and Zinera, royalty of the cosmopolitan Abbasid caliphate which ruled from Baghdad until the city was sacked in 1258.Although the novel itself is a fairly traditional oriental tale, its convoluted introduction shows an ingenious appropriation of the imaginary voyage: broke and unhappy, the narrator has sailed for India to make his fortune, trading iron and glass for money and pearls. Not content with such successful trading, he becomes general of a mercenary army, where he wields great power and further enhances his prestige, so that when he comes to leave he has amassed enough wealth to fill three vessels. Delighted, he decides to return to Europe, but rounding the Cape of Good Hope a vicious storm separates his three vessels and he is forced to abandon his ship. Happily, he soon beaches on a hitherto unknown island which, unusually for the imaginary voyage tradition, he maps relatively precisely at 25º latitude and 30º longitude (actually about one thousand kilometres into the Atlantic ocean from the South American coast, roughly level with Rio de Janeiro).Here, to his unending delight he is not only reunited with his two other ships, but is gifted this manuscript, written in Arabic, and which he believes to be so instructive and forceful that he feels it is the greatest part of his treasure: 'Tandis qu'on vend au Havre les fruits immenses de ma pacotille, je prends la poste, j'arrive à Paris, on m'imprime, & je ne crois pas certainement faire un mauvais présent à l'Europe'. Fine.

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        A Treatise on Domestic Pigeons

      C. Barry and others,, 1765. 21.0 x 12.5 cm. Pp. xvi, 144, frontis and 12 engraved plates. Contemporary 1/2 calf, gilt lettering. Lacking (as commonly), plate of Black Almond Tumbler. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown, upper outer hinge split, extremities rubbed, some plates trimmed on fore margin. This edition was published anonymously but is a re-issue of John Moore's Columbarium published in 1735 with some amendments.. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Specimen ichthyologicum de Muraena et Ophichtho, . in audit. Horti Botanici, d. 27 Jun. 1789. . Uppsala, Johan Edman, [1789]. 4to. With 2 engraved plates by Ahl, showing 4 different species of Muraena. Disbound.

      - BMC NH, p. 20; Cat. Linnean Soc., p. 761; Dean I, p. 14; not in Krok. First edition of a dissertation on Muraena, a genus of large eels, and Ophichthus, a genus of snake eels, written by Jonas Niclas Ahl (1765-1817) with the prolific Swedish naturalist Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828) as "praeses" (advisor). It contains detailed descriptions of 5 species of Muraena and 6 species of Ophichthus, with some general notes on the genera. Most of the species described are found in the Mediterranean or India. Although the imprint includes no date, the dissertation was defended on 27 June 1789.Plates a bit browned and a small corner torn off page 7/8, not approaching the text. One bifolium has come loose due to the removal of the sewing when the book was disbound. Good copy.

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        Théorie de la lune, déduite du seul principe de l'attraction réciproquement proportionnelle aux quarrés des distances

      de 7, (1), 161, (1) pages et Paris, Dessaint & Saillant, 1765, in-4, de 7, (1), 161, (1) pages et 1 table, plein chagrin vert du XIXe siècle, dos à 4 nerfs orné, plats encadrés d'un filet doré et frappés du fer doré du "Prix du concours général. Académie de Paris", tranches dorées, Seconde édition, peu courante. Le première fut publiée en 1752 et les tables de la lune en 1754. La présente seconde édition de 1765 réunit pour la première fois, sous un même titre, ces deux publications complémentaires. "The first approximate resolution of the three-body problem in celestial mechanics culminated in the publication of the Théorie de la lune in 1752 and thje Tables de la lune in 1754" (DSB III, pages 283) "In the 1740s Clairaut became the first to find an approximate resolution of the three-body problem when he calculated the movement of the moon's apogee using an agumented version of Newton's law of attraction". (Norman 487). Bel exemplaire de prix à l'intérieur propre.

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        Catalogue des ouvrages, tant anciens que modernes, du fonds du Sr Desnos, Ingénieur-Géographe pour les Globes & Sphères. Consistant en Plans & Cartes É Globes Célestes & Terrestres, Sphères de Copernic & de Ptolémée de toutes grandeurs, proportionnés aux

      grand in-4, 16 p. À Paris, (chez l'auteur) à l'enseigne du Globe et de la Sphère, 1765, , grand in-4, 16 p, broché sans couverture, renfort de papier tourniquet moderne au dos, Très rare catalogue du fonds du célèbre cartographe et constructeur de globes Louis-Charles Desnos, libraire et marchand de sphères et d'instruments astronomiques à Paris. Dans sa librairie à l'enseigne "Du Globe & de la Sphère", il vendait les cartes et les globes qu'il imprimait et construisait à la demande suivant le goût de la clientèle. (cf. DBF, X, 1485, qui signale que la section de géographie de la Bibliothèque Nationale possède plusieurs catalogues du fonds de Desnos de 1775 à 1783. Le nôtre a été imprimé en 1765).

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        Institutiones catholicae in modum catecheseos.

      1765 - In quibus quidquid ad religionis Historiam & Ecclesiae Dogmata, Mores, Sacramenta, Preces, Ussus & Caeremonias pertinet, totum id brevi Compendio ex sacris Fontibus Scripturea & Traditionis explanatur. Ex gallico idiomate in latinum sermonem translata; adjectis singulis e Scriptura o Traditione petitis Probationibus Restimoniis. Nova editio ad Normam ultima Editionis Parisiis excusa Anno 1725 diligenter elaborata. T. 1-6. Nemausi 1765. Apud Michaelem Gaude, Bibliopolam. (20x26 cm), s. [18], 586, [2]; 692; [2], 631; 524, [24]; 617, [2]; 692, [4], opr. sk. z epoki. Niew. otarcia oprawy. Stan dobry. Grzbiet zÅ‚ocony, dwa szyldziki. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Icon Crateris Neapolitani Nobilissimo

      Artist: ; issued in: Naples; date: 1765 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Restoration at centerfold; size in cm : 62 x 90 - description: Bird s-eye-view of the gulf of Naples, the city Naples and the Atrio del Cavallo (Vesuvius)

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        Esame della polvere dedicato a Sua Sacra Reale Maestà.

      Stamperia Reale, Torino 1765. In-8, pp. (8) 264 (3). Con 9 tavole ripiegate alla fine del testo. Legatura dell'epoca in marocchino oliva. Piatti inquadrati da triplo filetto oro. Dorso liscio con ricca decorazione oro e titolo su tassello di marocchino rosso. Tagli dorati. Originario di Villefranche sur Mer, Vittorio Papacino, ufficiale sabaudo fu membro dell'Accademia delle Scienze di Torino. Nel 1755 fu scelto come direttore della Scuola di artiglieria degli Stati Sardi. Edizione Originale. Provenienza: Copia donata dall'autore al Conte G. B. Bogino (nota manoscritta sulla carta bianca di guardia); Conte Prospero Balbo di Vinadio (ex-libris). Cfr. Poggendorff, I, 51; Riccardi, I, 37; Manno, 4468.

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        GILLES DEMARTEAU (1722 - 1776). "Carle Vanloo". Halbfigur nach dreiviertelrechts des Malers (1705 - 1765).

      - Crayonmanier in Rot, sign. "Demarteau" und bezeichnet "Carle Valoo" nach seinem Selbstbildnis, um 1762, 42 x 32,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. IX, S. 48; Andresen, Handbuch, Demarteau 8; Nagler, Demarteau 6 und Vanloo 1. - Ausdrucksstarkes Selbstporträt des französischen Malers Carle van Loo (1705 Nizza - 1765 Paris). - Mit feinem Rändchen um die Einfassungslinie. Sehr aufwendig in alte Waschgoldleiste gerahmt.

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        Auli Persii Flacci Satyræ .

      ex officina hered. Wagneri, Sumpt. B. L. Walthard, 1765. In 16, pp. 184. Rilegat. t. pergamena, titoli in oro al dorso. Incisione in xilog. sull'antiporta. Belle incisioni nel testo. Annotazione a penna all'antiporta.

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        Meridianus speculae astronomicae Cremifanensis seu longitudo eius geographica per magnum illud solis deliquium, ipsis calendis aprilis anni M. DCC. LXIV. spectatum, examinatis variorum celebrium locorum observationibus accurate investigata atque inventa, et adiectis pluribus aliis spectaculis caelestibus, ad rem praesentem illustrandam facientibus, publici iuris facta.

      Gregor Menhardt, Steyr 1765 - 8 Bll., 133 (1) S. Lederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit Rückenschild. Sprache: Latein, Mit gest. Titelvignette und 17 Abbildungen auf 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Gering berieben und bestoßen sowie etwas beschabt; hinterer Deckel mit einigen kleineren Bezugsfehlstellen durch Wurmfraß; Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Bezugsfehlstelle durch Wurmfraß; Rücken mit winziger Bezugsfehlstelle durch Wurmfraß und mit einigen winzigen Wurmlöchern; hinterer Innendeckel mit kleinem Wurmgang in der oberen Ecke und Innengelenke ebenfalls mit kleinen Wurmgängen; Vordervorsatz, Titel und das folgende Blatt mit winzigem Fleck im weißen Rand; gering stockfleckig. Das erste astronomische Werk Fixlmillners, in dem er u.a. die große Sonnenfinsternis vom 1. April 1764 untersucht. Der Verfasser Placidus (Taufname Josef) Fixlmillner (1721-1791); bedeutender österreichischer Astronom - Benediktinermönch in Kremsmünster; seit 1762 Leiter der Sternwarte von Kremsmünster (erbaut 1748-1758), die er zur bestausgerüsteten Sternwarte seiner Zeit machte. Poggendorff I, 756/ zur Biographie vgl. den Artikel von Ansgar Rabenalt in NDB 5, S. 219. 1100 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: Briefwechsel. - [6 Bände].

      6 Bände. - Band I: "Briefwechsel 1765-1779". - Band II: "Briefwechsel 1780-1784". - Band III: "Briefwechsel 1785-1792". - Band IV: "Briefwechsel 1793-1799 und Undatiertes". - Band V,1: "Briefwechsel: Nachträge, Besserungen, Personenregister". - Band V,2: "Briefwechsel: Sachregister, Verzeichnisse". - ---- Herausgegeben von Ulrich Joost und Albrecht Schöne. Band V herausgegeben von Hans-Joachim Heerde und Ulrich Jost. - Mit einigen wenigen Abbildungen. - Schutzumschlag des ersten Bandes gering randrissig, einige wenige Seiten mit Anmerkungen in zartem Bleistift, sonst und insgesamt gute Exemplare.

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        Istoria ragionata de' mali osservati in Napoli nell'intero corso dell'anno 1764;

      Naples: nella stamperia Simonia,, 1765 & 1770. [together with] ? Del contagio del vajuolo, e della necessità di tentarne lestirpazione. Tomo I [all published]. 2 separate works, 3 volumes bound in 2, octavo (approx. 205 x 133 mm, the second work slightly taller). Matching contemporary half calf, smooth spines with gilt motifs in compartments, green morocco labels, patterned paper sides, red sprinkled edges. Rubbed, a few wormholes to spine of second work also affecting inner hinges but not the text block, slightly shaken, still a pleasing set, very good. First editions of both works. In the first work, dedicated to the Neapolitan regent Bernardo Tanucci, the Italian physician Michele Sarcone (1731?1797) describes the devastating gastrointestinal fever that struck Naples in 1764, the grim climax to several years of famine. Sarcone was a firm believer in autopsy to help diagnose the nature of such plagues. OCLC locates one copy in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh University Library) and three in the USA (Stanford, UCLA, and Library of Congress). There were two further editions, in 1802 and 1838. Sarcone's subsequent work on smallpox and its extirpation was left incomplete in a single volume. It is in two parts, with divisional titles, both titles stating "Tomo I". The first part contains a Prefazione and Memoria I and II; the second contains "Parte Prima", but no more was published. Register and pagination are continuous, with signatures: a4 A?Q8 [?]2 R?2H8. OCLC locates only the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin copy.

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        BAYERN. - Churbaierische Mauth= und Accis=Ordung (bzw. Tarif). Zur allgemeinen Beobachtung vorgeschrieben im Jahre 1765.

      (Mchn., Ott, ) 1765 - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 35 x 22,5 cm. Titel, 12 Bl., Titel, 151 Bl. Mit 2 gestoch. Titelvignetten und 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferstich-Karte nach Johann Franz Kohlbrenner von Tobias Konrad Lotter. HPgt. mit Rsch. und Farbschnitt. Maillinger I, 1255; VD18 12295337-001. Vgl. Lentner 5921; Pfister II, 2663 (beide nur die Karte). - Vorgebunden die schöne "Geographische Mauth=Charte von Bayern. Vorstellend, alle zu Wasser= und zu Land hergebrachte Mauth=Stationen u: Accis=Aemter, samt denen dahin=führenden Commercial= u. Land=Strassen entworfen Anno 1764", unten rechts eine kleine Ansicht von München (56 x 66,5 cm., Cartographia Bavariae 14.13 und S. 337). - Einband bestoßen und etwas angeschmutzt. Die Landkarte etwas fleckig, sonst sauber und frisch.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England.

      FIRST EDITION OF VOLUME's 1, 3 & 4 SECOND EDITION OF VOLUME 2. 4 vols., square 4to., 11-1/8" x 9". Bound in recent full tan calf over cords, gilt lettered black morocco spine labels, with the 2 tables in volume 2 one folding, text clean and bright throughout.The most influential publication in the history of modern Anglo-American law. 'Since its first publication in 1765, Blackstone's Commentaries has exercised enormous influence over common law in England and elsewhere. 'Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. If the English constitution survived the troubles of the (nineteenth) century, it was because the law had gained a new popular respect, and this was due in part to the enormous success of Blackstone's work. He did for the English what the imperial publication of Roman law did for the people of Rome' (PMM).

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      1765. In 4°, pp. 80, brossura in cartonato azzurro coevo. All'occhietto "Il Mercante di Bestie Buine Illuminato". Nel volume segue "Trattato unico, utile, brevissimo della generazione delle Bovine Bestie" (di pp. 55). In calce al volume annuncio pubblicitario, fogli in barbe

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        Tome premier : Traité des Ponts ou Il est parlé de ceux des Romains, & de ceux des Modernes ; de leur construction, tant en Maçonnerie qu'en Charpente, & de leur disposition dans toutes sortes de lieux ; Des Projets des Ponts, des Matériaux dont on les construit, de leurs Fondations, des Echaffaudages, des Cintres, des Machines & des Batardeaux ; Des différentes sortes de Ponts, Dormans ou Fixes, Mouvans ou Flottans, Volans, Tournans, à Coulisse Ponts-levis à Fleche & à Bascule, &c. Avec l'explication de tous les Termes d'Art qu'on emploie à la construction des Ponts, & les Figures qui démontrent leurs différentes parties : Les Edits, Déclarations, Arrêts & Ordonnances qui ont été rendus à l'occasion des Ponts & Chaussées, Rues, Bacs, Rivières ; Des Coutumes observées sur ce fait ; de leur entretien ; des garanties ; des Péages & des réglemens sur les Carrière : Et une Dissertation sur les Culées, Piles, Voussoirs & Poussées des Ponts, & plusieurs Devis & Réglemens faits à ce sujet. Quatrième édition Augmentée d'un Précis des nouveaux Arrêts, Ordonnances, &c. jusqu'à ce jour. Tome II : Traité de la Construction des Chemins, Où il est parlé de ceux des Romains, & de ceux des Modernes, suivant qu'on les pratique en France ; De leurs Figures ; De leurs matieres, & de leurs disposition dans toutes sortes de lieux, Des Pavez de l'Ancienne Gaule, où les Chemins des Romains sont tracez selon l'Itinéraire d'Antonin, qui marque les endroits où ils passoient en France, troisième édition. Revûe, corrigée, & augmentée de tous les Edits, Déclarations, Arrêts, Ordonnances, Reglemens, Coutumes, Largeurs, Entretiens, Peages & Carrieres, concernant le fait des Chemins ; & d'une Dissertation sur les Canaux de navigation & d'arrosage, & sur la conduite des Fontaines ; sur le Déssechement des Lacs, Etangs & Marais ; sur la pésanteur des Eaux, leur suite & la maniere de mesurer le cours ; sur le Nivellement, sur l'Abbatage des Mats, & leur conduite jusques dans les Ports de Mer ; Avec un Extrait du Mémoire de M. l'Abbé de S. Pierre pour perfectionner la Police sur les Chemins ; & un Extrait des grands Chemins des Romains, par Bergier. Par M. Gautier.

      A Paris, chez Duchesne, Libraire, 1765 (tome I) et 1755 (tome II), 2 volumes in-12 de 202x125 mm environ, Tome I : (1) f, 1 frontispice, (4) ff. (titre, epitre, préface, approbation et privilege), 436 pages + 30 planches, (1) f., Tome II : (1) f., 1 frontispice, (4) ff. (titre, epitre, préface), 343 pages + 4 planches dépliantes, pleine basane granitée fauve, dos à nerfs portant titres dorés sur pièces de titre bordeaux, orné de caissons à motifs dorés, coupes dorées, gardes marbrées, tranches jaspées, ex-libris sur les premiers contreplats. Erreur de pagination : p. 296 suivie de 257, 258 ... jusqu'à la fin du volume (texte cohérent sans manque), Coins émoussés, 2 coiffes légèrement ébréchées, frottements sur les coupes et mors, rousseurs, bordures de quelques planches brunies et fendillées, très rare de trouver ces 2 volumes ensemble. Henri Gautier (parfois appelé Hubert Gautier) est un ingénieur des ponts et chaussées, né à Nîmes, le 21 août 1660, mort à Paris, le 27 septembre 1737.C'est un des premiers inspecteurs du Corps des Ponts et Chaussées créé en 1716. Il a été l'auteur du premier Traité des Ponts publié en 1716. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Theoria Motus Corporum Solidorum seu Rigidorum ex Primis Nostrae Cognitionis Principiis Stabilita et ad Omnes Motus, qui in huiusmodi Corpora cadere possunt, accommodata

      Fifteen engraved plates (on 8 sheets). 16 p.l., 520 pp. 4to, cont. sheep-backed paste-paper boards (head of spine a bit chipped), spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Rostock & Greifswald: A.F. Röse, 1765. First edition. "The Theoria motus corporum related to the Mechanica. In the introduction to this work, Euler gave a new exposition of punctual mechanics and followed Maclaurin's example (1742) in projecting the forces onto the axes of a fixed orthogonal rectilinear system. Establishing that the instantaneous motion of a solid body might be regarded as composed of rectilinear translation and instant rotation, Euler devoted special attention to the study of rotatory motion...Euler thus laid the mathematical foundation of the numerous studies on variational principles of mechanics and physics which are still being carried out."­D.S.B., IV, p. 480. Nice copy preserved in a very strong morocco-backed box. Early signature of N.P. Morville (?) on blank portion of title. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 105-06.

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        Anmerkungen über die Gewalt des Schießpulvers und den Widerstand der Luft, auf Veranlassung der von den Hrn. Robins und Hrn. Ritter d'Arcy darüber aufgestellten Versuchen.

      119 S. Halbleinen. EA. Mit einer ausfaltbaren, gestochenen Tafel mit 5 Figuren im Anhang, diese halb gelöst. Titel und Tafel etwas braun-/fingerfleckig und der Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, sonst sehr schön erhalten, insgesamt guter Zustand. (Jähns 2396. - Lindner 11.1213.01. - Poggendorff I, 1356. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe, erstmals 1765 unter dem Titel Mémoire sur la résistance des fluides avec la solution du problème ballistique in der Histoire de l'Academie Royale de Berlin erschienen).

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