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        Stirpium austriacarum. I-II.

      Wien, 1769. Editio altera aucta. Two parts bound in one volume, XII + (4) + 55 + (1) p. + 3 folded plates; (7) + 60-229 + (1) p. + 6 folded plates. Contemporary half leather with five raised bands. 26,5 X 21 cm. Spine badly damaged at top and bottom. Interior and plates in good condition. Old signatures

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        Serie degli uomini i piu' illustri nella pittura, scultura, e architettura con i loro elogi, e ritratti incisi in rame cominciando dalla sua prima restaurazione fino ai tempi presenti... in firenze, gaetano cambiagi, 1769-1775.

      Dodici volumi legati in sei di cm. 26,5, pp. 1.500 circa complessive. Con bella antiporta figurata (su invenzione di Pontorno) e 300 splendidi ritratti finemente incisi in rame su tavole fuori testo. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su tasselli bicolore. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in eccellente stato di conservazione e stampato su carta forte. Timbretto di possesso nobiliare ai frontespizi: Vincentius Columna. Come è noto nel 1776 apparvero 3 volumi di supplemento (non illustrati) e qui non presenti. Opera di grande fascino, il cui apparato iconografico è composto da tavole veramente bellissime. Si tratta di una completa raccolta di biografie di artisti italiani o che hanno operato in Italia dal rinascimento a metà settecento. Cfr. Melzi III, 55-56: ""Ignazio Hugford, fiorentino ma di origine inglese, disegnò i ritratti di quest'opera e li fece incidere sotto i propri occhi per la maggior parte da G.B. Cecchi, bulinista di qualche merito"".

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        Institutes of Moral Philosophy. For the use of students in the College of Edinburgh

      Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & J. Bell, 1769 First edition. Contemporary calf, rubbed. Twelvemo. Corners worn, rebacked in recent calf, with contrasting lettering and dating labels, hinges strengthened. Signature of Rev. John Brown (1784-1858) of the United Presbyterian College, with the institution's later bookplate. Small wormholes to title and short tear to half-title repaired, else very clean and crisp. In 1764, Ferguson took up the Chair of Ethics and Pneumatical Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, having previously held the Chair of Natural Philosophy (from 1759). A short conspectus of his lectures was published in 1761, and Institutes of Moral Philosophy in 1769. The lectures were very popular not only with students but with members of the Edinburgh intelligentsia, and they became a standard university text in Russia and Germany. Institutes was also one of about a dozen books by Scottish authors (of a total of 550) that James Madison selected for importation into America in 1782 for the library of the U.S. Congress. It also elucidates suggestions and innovations in Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society, published two years previously, in 1767.

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        Der Creutzweg Jesu Christi durch Betrachtungen in Versen entworfen, und zum allgemeinen Gebrauch einem Liebhaber des Heil. Leydens zum Druck beförderet mit Erlaubnuß der Obern. Verbesserte Auflage

      Wien, Kurzböck 1769.. Mit 16 Kupfertafeln (von G. B. Göz). 10 Bll. Rückenbroschur.

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        Recueil des sentimens et des propos de Gustave Adolphe le grand, roi de Suede.

      Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1769. 12:o. 162,(2 blanka) s. Samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett och röda snitt. Ryggskinnet bortnött upp- och nedtill. Titeletiketten med några småfläckar och liten skada. Några ytliga maskangrepp på pärmsidorna. En liten syltburksetikett med "17" upptill på främre pärmens utsida. Bra inlaga med bara någon enstaka obetydlig lagerfläck.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 3777. Johan Arckenholtz (1695-1777), ämbetsman och historiker, var född i Helsingfors och är väl mest känd för sitt arbete "Mémoires concernent Christine, reine de Suède", som genom sitt rika urkundsmaterial är en av huvudkällorna till drottning Kristinas historia. Han testamenterade sin dyrbara bok- och handskriftssamling till Åbo akademi och upprättade en stipendiefond för borgarsöner från Helsingfors

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        SERIE DEGLI UOMINI I PIU' ILLUSTRI NELLA PITTURA, SCULTURA, E ARCHITETTURA. Con i loro elogi e ritratti incisi in rame, cominciando dalla sua prima restaurazione fino ai tempi presenti.

      In-4 p. (mm. 284x208), 12 voll. in 6 tomi, mz. pergam. ottocentesca con ang., tit. oro su tassello al dorso. Monumentale opera biografico-artistica (si ispira alle ?Vite? del Vasari e del Malvasia) dedicata per lo più agli artisti italiani (dal XIII al XVIII secolo) ma anche a pittori europei: fiamminghi (Rubens, Breughel, Van Eyck, Van Dyck, ecc.), olandesi (Rembrandt, Berghem, Goltz, Steenwick, ecc.), francesi (Callot, Le Sueur, Le Brun, Petitot, Elisabetta Sofia e Luigi Cheron), tedeschi (Kranach, Holbein, Elzeimer, Lely) e spagnoli (Ribera, Velasquez, Murillo). Questa pregevole edizione, ornata f.t. da 300 tavole di ritratti, 25 per ogni volume, è così composta: voll. 1° e 2°, pp. (2),XXXII,114; (2),XVII,110,(2); con una magnifica antiporta disegnata da Iacopo da Pontormo e inc. all?acquatinta da Santi Pacini / Voll. 3° e 4°, pp. (2),IX,(3),158,(2); (2),X,(2),208 / Voll. 5° e 6°, pp. XI,(3),218; XI,(3),231 / Voll. 7° e 8°, pp. VII,(3),249; (8),154 / Voll. 9° e 10°, pp. (8),160; (8),172 / Voll. 11° e 12°, pp. (8),223; (6),177. Al ns. esempl. "manca 1 ritratto" (di Andrea del Castagno). Cfr. Melzi ?Opere anonime?,III, 55-56: "Ignazio Hugford, fiorentino ma di origine inglese, disegnò i ritratti di quest'opera. Li cavò dal Vasari e da altri e li fece incidere.. per la maggior parte da G.B. Cecchi, bulinista di qualche merito" - Schlosser Magnino, p. 509 - Cicognara,2370 - Moreni,II, pp. 333-335: ?l?opera contiene molti elogi di Professori toscani e la maggior parte fiorentini? - Brunet, V, 303. Bell?esemplare marginoso, con barbe, su carta distinta.

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        An Universal Dictionary of the Marine

      Lon., 1769.. b/w folding plates. First edition of Falconer’s great work. Scott 342. Craig p. 15. Adams & Waters 1039. The twelve folding plates are evenly tanned; the text is clean and fresh. Bound in polished calf over marbled boards, with spine label. A collectible copy of an important work.

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        Rerum prussicarum historia es codice manu auctoris scripto edita

      Danzig, Th. J. Schreiber 1769.. 4 Bll., 566 S. Kalblederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild.Folio. 32 x 20,5 cm.

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        Additional Articles to the Specimen of an Etimological Vocabulary; Or, Essay, by Means of the Analitic Method, to Retrieve the Antient Celtic. by the Author of a Pamphlet, Entitled, the Way to Things by Words, and to Words by Things

      London: Printed for Lockyer Davis. 1769. First Edition. Hardcover. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards with five raised bands on spine and contrasing spine label bearing gilt titles, internally clean and bright, half title before main body of text and final advertisment leaf at rear. (ESTC T4130) , John Cleland (1710-1789) is best known for his erotic novel "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure". Cleland claimed to have written most of it while living in Bombay, where he was working for the East India Company, and that he'd written it to prove to a colleague that it was possible to write about a prostitute without using vulgar language. However the work was not completed until 1748, at which time Cleland was in prison for non-payment of debts. The book seems to have solved Clelands financial problems but did lead to his prosecution for the production of an obscene work. He went on to write a number of other novels, several plays (which were never produced) and a series of linguistic treatises, of which this is the third. In them he explored the celtic roots of English words, suggested links between Welsh and Hebrew, with the implication of the later being derived from the former, and plagiarized an account of Sanskrit by an earlier author. Clelands linguistic theories lack basis in fact and reflect the author's biases and idiosyncracies. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, [ii] iii-xvii [iii] 46 [4] pp .

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        PRIESTLEY (Joseph) Experiments on the Lateral Force of Electrical Explosions,

      First Edition, pp.57-62, AND: PRIESTLEY (Joseph) Various Experiments on the Force of Electrical Explosions, pp.63-70, in the complete volume for 1769, vol 59, of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, xix, 530pp, small quarto, a very good copy, bound in early 20th two-colour buckram, with 45 [of 46] fine extending copper engraved plates (lacking plate 3 [not relating to the Priestley papers, London, [The Royal Society], 1769. * "Priestley found that an electrified body is discharged by the proximity of flame, that charcoal, blacklead, and red-hot glass are conductors ; and he satisfactorily explained the formation of rings (since known as Priestley's rings) when a discharge takes place on a metallic surface. He showed great insight by pointing out the need for the measure of electric resistance, and proposed a method for measuring what is now called 'impedance,' which at the time was not distinguished from resistance (Phil. Trans. 1769, p. 63). He also investigated the 'lateral explosion' produced in the discharge of a Leyden jar, and showed that it is of an oscillatory nature, thus anticipating in part more recent discoveries on this subject, especially those of Oliver Lodge.." - DNB. Bound with 67 further papers, FULL LIST SENT ON REQUEST. * Other papers include: WHITE (C.) An Account of a Case in Which the Upper Head of the Os Humeri Was Sawed off, a Large Portion of the Bone Afterwards Exfoliated, and Yet the Entire Motion of the Limb Was Preserved. By Mr. White, Surgeon, at Manchester, ibid, pp.39-46, GARRISON-MORTON # 4437; "First recorded excision of the head of the humerus."; PRICE (Richard) Observations on the Expectations of Lives, the Increase of Mankind, the Influence of Great Towns on Population, and Particularly the State of London with Respect to Healthfulness and Number of Inhabitants. In a Letter from Mr. Richard Price, F. R. S. to Benjamin Franklin, Esq, ibid, pp.89-125; FRANKLIN (Benjamin, with others) Proposal of a Method for Securing the Cathedral of St. Paul's from Damage by Lightning, ibid, pp.160-169; SMITH (William, and others) Account of the Transit of Venus Over the Sun's Disk, as Observed at Norriton, in the County of Philadelphia, and Province of Pennsylvania, June 3, 1769, ibid, pp.289-326; MORTON (Charles) Extract from the Journals of the Royal Society, June 23, 1768, Respecting a Letter Addressed to the Society by a Member of the House of Jesuits at Pekin in China, ibid, pp.489-504.500

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        DE? MONUMENTI DI PERUGIA ETRUSCA E ROMANA, DELLA LETTERATURA E BIBLIOGRAFIA PERUGINA. Nuove pubblicazioni per cura del Conte Giancarlo Conestabile.

      In-4 p. (mm. 300x215), 3 parti in 1 vol., cartonato muto coevo + Atlante di tavole in folio (mm. 500x375). Il vol. di testo è così suddiviso: Parte prima, ?Della vita, degli studi, e delle opere di Giambattista Vermiglioli?, pp. (10),180 + ?Appendice di documenti: Lettere o estratti di lettere indirizzate a G. Vermiglioli / varietà?, pp. CLII / Parte seconda, ?Il sepolcro dei Volunni?, pp. 148 / Parte Terza, ?Monumenti della necropoli del Palazzone circostanti al sepolcro de? Volunni?, pp. (12),248, con 1 tav. f.t. In fine ?Aggiunte, mende e dilucidazioni. L?Atlante (contenuto in astuccio mod. in tela con legacci), è completo di 109 magnifiche tavv. sciolte incise in rame (alc. a colori) ed è così composto: bross. edit. (restaur.), foglio di titolo, indice delle tavv. I-XVI che illustrano il "Sepolcro dei Volunni e dei monumenti" / Titolo, indice delle tavv. XVII-XXVI (le tavv. sono in effetti 11 perchè la 21 è bis) che illustrano i "Monumenti circostanti al sepolcro dei Volunni" / Titolo, indice delle tavv. XXVII-CVI + tavv. A e B, che illustrano "Monumenti venuti alla luce per escavazioni eseguite in vari punti del territorio di Perugia ed in parte esistenti nel museo o nelle collezioni particolari di detta città, in parte nei musei esteri, in parte smarriti o distrutti". "Edizione originale" di questa importante opera. Raro trovarla completa. Cfr. Borroni,II (IV/II),7383 - Brunet,V,1143 - Graesse,VII,286. Bell?esemplare, ben conservato. "Giovanni Battista Vermiglioli (1769-1848) fu archeologo, storico e numismatico. La sua attività di studioso fu rivolta ad illustrare in ogni campo e in ogni epoca la vita culturale perugina". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,XII, p. 711.

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        Daime Fauve

      A detailed hand colored lithograph by Frederic Cuvier (1769-1832) & Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) from their sweeping book "Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes, avec les figures originales." that was published in Paris in 1824-42. Overall this print measures 12? x 18?. This rare publication of mammals was originally published in 72 parts (to be bound in seven volumes) under the auspices of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris. The animals were drawn from life mainly at the zoo Jardin des Plantes in Paris. The majority of the descriptions were by Cuvier, with Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire editing the work and providing occasional articles (indicating by his initials at the end of each article). The two final parts were edited and seen through the press by Cuvier?s son. A quarto edit was started in 1826, but ceased publication (with the 13th part) in July 1833. These are among some of the most exquisitely rendered images of animals ever published. Cuvier has successfully brought each animal to life by his exceptional talent for detail without forgetting the characteristics that give them personality. We will not be knowingly undersold on this work of art. Overall this print is in fair condition with some staining throughout

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        Orbis sensualium picti. Pars prima (& pars secunda) Hoc est principalium in mondo rerum ... Der sichtbaren Welt Erster Theil (und Anderer Theil). Das ist: Aller vornehmsten Weltdinge, und menschllichen Handlungen Abbildung und Benahmung. Aufs neue aufgelegt, an unzählichen Orten, nebst einem Titel- und Wörter-Register verbessert; auch mit ganz neuen, schönen und deutlichern Figuren versehen. / Orbis sensualium picti. Pars secunda ... Der Neu-vermehrten Sichtbaren Welt anderer Theil, mit 150 Figuren erläutert, und durchgehends auf das sorgfältigste verbessert

      Nürnberg, Bibliopolio Joh. Andr. Endt 1769.. 2 Teile in 1 Bd. 8°. 11 Bll., 315 S. 54 Bll.; 449 S. 30 Bll. Mit 1Titelvign. 300 Textholzschn. u. 1 drehbare Himmelsscheibe. HPgmt. d. Zt. Mit farb. Rückensch. u. reicher, arabeskenhafter Rückengoldpräg. 2 Bll. (Ss. 7-10) d. 2. Teiles fehlen. 1 Eckabriß restaur. In sehr gutem Zustand. Pilz 214 ff. - Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Wegehaupt, Seebaß etc. Lateinisch-deutsche, erstmals 1658 in Nürnberg erschienene Ausgabe des ersten Bildwörterbuches. Mit astronom. Darstellungen (darunter einer drehbaren Himmelsscheibe), zahlr. Berufsdarstellungen: Winzer, Konditor, Koch, Sammtmacher, Pergamentmacher. Glockengießer, Bierbrauer, Buchbinder, Schachtelmacher u.ausführl. Register. - "Ein Meilenstein in der Geschichte des Unterrichtswesens". (Carter-Muir)

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        Constitutio Criminalis Theresiana oder der Romisch-Kaiserl. zu Hungarn und Boheim, &c. &c. Konig. Apost. Maiestat Maria Theresia Erzherzogin zu Osterreich, &c. &c. Peinliche Gerischtsordnung

      Vienna: Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, 1769., 1769. folio. pp. 8 p.l., 282, lvi. 27 engravings in the text & 3 folding engraved plates (incl. in pagination). woodcut ornaments & initials. full contemporary dark brown morocco, lettered in gilt on upper cover: ‘Constitutio Criminalis Theresiana Spectans Ad Antiquam Civitatem Voitsbergensem 1773 Antonius Josephus Schilcher P.T. Judex Civitatis Voitsberga’ (bit rubbed, some browning & foxing, marginal dampstain to last section containing engravings, folding plates dampstained & repaired -1 with some loss of text). Inscribed on front blank: "…Mathias Schuemacker…Superioris Austriae Jo. J. Syndrins Voitsberga 1773". First Edition of the famous criminal code of Maria Theresa, which redefined torture as "a subsidiary means of eliciting truth". Torture could be applied to obtain confessions only in cases where condemnation would have involved capital or severe corporal punishment. A remarkable publication, including graphic illustrations of instruments and methods of torture (thumb-screws, stocks, racks, burning candles, leg vices, winches, the ‘Viennese shoe’), with detailed and precise instructions on their use. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th Edn.), this illustrated edition was suppressed by Prince Kaunitz, chancellor of state and advisor to the Empress, a few days after its appearance. Torture was formally abolished in the empire in 1776.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

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        Uitgezochte Planten, beschreven door... Trew... iut het latyn vertalt door Cornelius Pereboom

      Amsterdam: Jan Christian Sepp, [1769]-1771-[1774]. Folio. (20 2/3 x 14 2/5 inches). 3 mezzotint portraits of Trew, G.D. Ehret and J.J. Haid, 100 hand- coloured engraved plates by Johann Jacob Haid and Johann Elias Haid after Georg Dionysius Ehret, each with the first word of the caption heightened in gold. Contemporary Dutch mottled calf gilt, covers with central panel surrounded by gilt roll-tool border of stylized foliage. Modern tan cloth box, tan morocco lettering piece. An excellent copy of the first Dutch edition of Trew's celebrated Plantae Selectae - one of the greatest eighteenth century botanical books, with 100 plates after paintings by Georg Dionysius Ehret. Of the work, Linnaeus would write to Trew: "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants, Edwards' work of birds and Roesel's of insects, nothing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future." Christoph Trew, a physician and amateur botanist, had for a number of years been an admirer of Ehret's work. Ehret, a brilliant botanical artist, was unrivalled in his ability to "achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look" (Hunt). He was born in Heidelberg in 1710 and originally worked as a gardener, practicing drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him to the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl who had commissioned him to copy plates in van Rheede tot Draakestein's Hortus indicus malabaricus (1678-1693); it was during this period that Trew met Ehret. Trew was to remain a friend and patron of Ehret throughout his life, and by 1742 the germ of what was to become the present publication was already under discussion when Trew wrote to Christian Thran in Carlsruhe, "Every year I receive some beautifully painted exotic plants [by Ehret] and have already more than one hundred of them, which with other pieces executed by local artists, should later on… constitute an appendicem to Weinmann's publication." Meanwhile, Ehret had moved to London in the late 1730s, where he painted the recently introduced exotics at the Chelsea Physic Garden and established himself as a teacher of flower-painting and botany. Discussions about the projected work continued by letter until in 1748; Johann Jacob Haid from Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings. The first part was published in 1750, with the six subsequent parts appearing before Trew's death 1769. With the help of Benedict Christian Vogel, Professor of Botany at the University of Altdorf, the work was completed in 1773. The present edition was begun at about the time of Trew's death. Employing the same plates as had been used in the first edition, the Dutch publisher Jan Christian Sepp, who specialized in the publication of deluxe natural history books and had them very carefully coloured (the higher quality of the hand-colouring of this edition is self-evident - and arranged for Pereboom to translate the text. Cf. Hunt 539; Nissen BBI 1998; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131.

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        LA PALINGENESIE PHILOSOPHIQUE OU IDEES SUR L'ETAT PASSE' ET SUR L'ETAT FUTUR DES ETRES VIVANS. OUVRAGE DESTINE' A SERVIR DE SUPPLEMENT AUX DERNIERS ECRITS DE L'AUTEUR, ET QUI CONTIENT PRINCIPALEMENT LE PRECIS DE SES RECHERCHES SUR LE CHRISTIANISME GENEVE

      AMSTERDAM: MARC-MICHEL REY, 1769 2 volumes complete bound in one."In this work, Bonnet advocates the view that the female body carries all future generations in miniature form. He believed that these so-called Homunculi would survive even the most severe catastrophes, like the Flood." (courtesy of whonamedit). Bonnet was the first naturalist to propose the theory of parthenogenesis in this work which is claimed to be rare. 1769 was the year of publication of the first edition of this work, but I do not know which publisher issued the true first - this print was in Amsterdam but another edition appeared in the same year in Geneva. Contents very bright and clean, original full leather binding in poor condition - weak hinges, chewed edges, but worth repairing as it is gilt tooled with raised bands.

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        La palingénésie philosophique ou Idées sur l'état passé et sur l'état futur des êtres vivants. §

      A geneve: Chez Claude Philibert et Barthelemi Chirol, 1769. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (11,5x20cm). Editiion originale, assez rare ; une contrefaçon est parue à la même date à Amsterdam. Plein veau blond glacé et marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de maroquin rouge. Un petit manque en tête du tome I. 5 coins émoussés. Frottements. Sans aucun doute la plus ambitieuse et la plus remarquable étude de Bonnet qui lui valut l'appellation de père de la biologie moderne. Cette oeuvre de biologie théorique puisant sa source dans une réflexion multi-disciplinaire et son postulat chez Leibniz (l'immortalité de l'âme) prétend que la Terre subit périodiquement des catastrophes universelles qui détruisent presque toute vie et que les survivants montent chaque fois d'un degré sur l'échelle de l'évolution. Bonnet fut le premier à utiliser le terme d'évolution dans un contexte biologique. L'ouvrage préfigure également la psychologie expérimentale. Il existerait en chaque être des germes qui lui préexistent et assure la survie de l'espèce, la thèse de Bonnet annonçant les théories et découvertes des gènes. C'est la cécité qui chez Bonnet mit un arrêt aux expérimentations et l'engagea sur la voie de la réflexion philosophique. - Chez Claude Philibert et Barthelemi Chirol, A geneve _1769, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (11,5x20cm), xxvj (2) 427pp; (1) et (2) iv (2) 448pp., relié. - relié

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        La Palingenesie Philosophique,

      Amsterdam - Marc-Michel Rey, 1769 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of Charles Bonnet's important philosophical work. Four volumes bound in two; complete. In French. Charles Bonnet (March 13, 1720 May 20, 1793), Swiss naturalist and philosophical writer, was born at Geneva, of a French family driven into Switzerland by the religious persecution in the 16th century. In this work, Bonnet argued that females carry within them all future generations in a miniature form. He believed these miniature beings, sometimes called hormonal, would be able to survive even great cataclysms such as the biblical Flood; he predicted, moreover, that these catastrophes brought about evolutionary change, and that after the next disaster, men would become angels, mammals would gain intelligence, and so on. Condition: In roan bindings. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear, mainly to corners and to head of spine. Internally, firmly bound with a couple of small chips to the first and last few pages of the second volume. Generally bright and clean but with the odd spot and previous owner's ink inscriptions to the front and rear of both volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        VERBUM SEMPITERNUM. The Seventh Edition with Amendments

      Philadelphia: A. Steuart, [1769].. [288]pp., final leaf blank. Miniature, 50mm. Contemporary embossed paper boards. Spine mostly perished, corners rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front flyleaf. Later pink ribbon in book. Some light foxing. Very good. An epitome of the Bible in verse, written by John Taylor and commonly known as the Thumb Bible. Thumb Bibles were generally intended for a juvenile audience. This is one of the more common texts used in America and is dedicated to William, Duke of Gloucester, with the date of publication suggested by Welch. Because of their diminutive size and young audience, early thumb Bibles are seldom found in fine condition. Rare, with only four copies located in ESTC. BRISTOL B2975. SHIPTON & MOONEY 42009. ADOMEIT, THUMB BIBLES, A155. WELCH 1293.4. ESTC W5362.

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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Reliures en plein maroquin] Les saisons, poëme

      A Amsterdam: S.n., 1769. relié. In 8 (13x19,5cm). Edition originale, finement illustrée de 5 figures par Le Prince et Gravelot, gravées par Delaunay, Prévost, Rousseau, Saint-Aubin et Watelet. 1 fleuron en forme de lyre sur le titre et 4 vignettes en-tête gravées à l'eau-forte par Choffard. Cohen, 1884, 534p. Impression sur papier fin, supérieur, certainement Hollande. Plein Maroquin vert émeraude fin XIXe signé Petit. Dos à nerfs orné, titre doré et date en queue. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Riche dentelle intérieure. Tranches dorées. Une fine rayure sur le plat inférieur. Magnifique exemplaire parfaitement établi, d'une grande fraîcheur. Les saisons sont précédees d'une préface sur la poésie buccolique et champêtre et suivies des contes (philosophique comme Ziméo), des pièces fugitives, et enfin des fables orientales. Voltaire eut une grande admiration pour Saint-Lambert, et notamment pour son oeuvre maîtresse : Les saisons. Cette poésie descriptive n'est d'ailleurs pas sans charme et elle continuera d'être goûtée au XIXe siècle. Saint-Lambert fut en outre incontournable pour la société littéraire du XVIIIe par sa présence dans les salons. - S.n., A Amsterdam _1769, In 8 (13x19,5cm), xxviij, 369pp., relié. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Reliures en plein maroquin relié

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        Conjurationis pactianae anni mcccclxxviii. commentarium. documentis, figuris, notis nunc primum inlustratum cura, et studio ioannis adimari... neapoli, praesidibus adprobantibus, 1769.

      Cm. 26, pp. (2) iv, 13 (1) 196. Frontespizio inciso con belle veduta di Firenze, un albero genealogico con stemmi, bei capolettera e grandi testate raffiguranti edifici e monumenti fiorentini. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Timbretto di possesso della biblioteca privata Colonna da cui il volume proviene. Esemplare con poche tracce d'uso, genuino e stampato su carta forte. Celebre ed importante edizione, elegantemente impressa, di questo clessico della letteratura stoirica in cui Poliziano tratta della congiura della famiglia dei Pazzi contro la casa medicea. Cfr. Lozzi, 1917; Moreni II, 207.

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        En Dansk Lov=Historie fra Kong Harald Blaatands Tid til Kong Christian den Femtes. 1.-2. Deel. 2 Bd.

      Kbhvn., 1769-76. 4to. 2 samt. hldrbd. Bindhjørner pænt fornyede. 2 kobberstukne titelvignetter. (66),622,(56),568,(40),267 pp. - Danmarks første retshistoriske værk

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        Voyage en Sibérie, fait par Ordre du Roi en 1761, contenant Les Moeurs, les Usages des Russes, & l'Etat actuel de cette Puissance; &c. 2 vols. (and) Kracheninnikow: Histoire et Description du Kamtchatka. Contenant I. Les Moeurs & Les Coutumes de Habitants...II. La Géographie du Kamtchatka, & des Pays Circonvoisins. III. les avantages & les desavantages du Kamtchatka. IV. la reduction du Kamtchatka par les Russes, les révoltes arrivées en différents temps, & l'etat actuel des Forts de la Russie dans de Pays. 2 vols. (4 Parties). Traduit du Russe.

      Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1769-70 and 1770. Bound in two fine uniform cont. hcalf., raised bands, gilt back, tome-and title-labels gilt. (Chappe in the first volume and Kracheninnikow in the second). 2 htitles, 2 titles. (4),VIII,(4),686 pp. 7 engraved plates (incl. folded frontispiece) and 5 folded tables. - 2 htitles, 2 titles (each with engraved vignette). (4),XVI,439;(4),492 pp. + Avis au Relieur, and 7 folded engraved plates, 2 large folded engraved maps. Printed on fine clean writing-paper.. These two separate works were issued by the same printer at the same time, but are independent treatises. They both remain fundamental texts of Siberian scholarship, and both are some of the first descriptions at all of the areas concerned. First issued in Paris 1761 together with an atlas. Chappe: second edition of his work. Kracheninnikow: the third edition, but the first translated directly from the Russian and approved by a member of the Academy in St. Petersbourg. The first French, the first English and the first German editions were only issued in abridged form. The first Russian edition appeared in 1755. Kracheninnikow joined the Russian scientific expedition to East Siberia, lead by Gmelin, and he was the only member of the expedition to penetrate Kamtchatka; he stayed there for four years. The work contains a detailed description of the North-east Coast of America, Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands and thus constitutes one of the first descriptions at all of these parts of the world. Sabin 38304. - Brunet I:1798

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        Historia om Grönland, deruti landet och dess inbyggare &c.

      I synnerhet Evangeliska brödra-församlingens där warande mission, och dess förrättningar i Ny-Herrnhut och Lichtenfels, beskrifwas; af David Cranz på tyska författad, men för dess märkwärdiga innehåll på swenska öfwersatt, samt med 8 kopparstycken och fullständigt register försedd. I-II. Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1769. 8:o. 32,1-526 s, & 2 utvikbara grav. kartor & 5 utvikbara grav. plr + 529-1216 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. + CRANZ, DAVID. Fortsättning af historien om Grönland, i synnerhet af Evangeliska brödra-församlingens där warande missioners förrättningar i Ny-Herrnhut och Lichtenfels ifrån år 1763 til 1768, jemte betydeliga anmärkningar och tilökningar, rörande landets natural-historia. Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1770. 8:o. (16),380,(18) s. Tre samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade ryggar och röda titeletiketter i marokäng. Stänkta snitt. Ryggarna ngt blekta, torra och flammiga. Den första volymen med liten reva överst på ryggen. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Första delen har en del solkfläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 19-20, 103-06, 172-82 och 384, några mindre fläckar i övre marginalen på s. 358 och en sotfläck på s. 277 samt tråkiga fläckar på s. 302-05. I del II några fläckar i texten på s. 630-31 och i yttermarginalen på s. 1050-51. Med Elof Ihres namnteckning. Från Biby.. Bibliotheca danica III:642. Översatt av Magnus Orrelius. David Cranz (1723-77) flyttade efter en tids missionerande på Grönland tillbaka till Tyskland där han verkade som präst. Missionsarbetet bedömde han ur herrnhutisk ståndpunkt och var starkt kritisk till den påbörjade danska missionen med Hans Egede, sedermera biskop på Grönland, som förgrundsfigur. Del II med titeln "Grönländska historiens sednare del, om brödra-församlingens missioner ifrån 1740 års början til 1762 års slut". Elof Ihre (1766-1828) var ryttmästare och gift med Elisabeth Lovisa Celsing

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        The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex, Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the Authorities of Law. Not separately listed in Eller, who also does not list the London variant printings of 1769; compare Eller 231. Quarto

      Blackstone's passionate invocation of the common law as the source of the House of Common's power to expel a member, and his principal contribution to English constitutional law outside the Commentaries; not seen by Eller and surprisingly uncommon. Modern calf, very light browning, a good, wide-margined copy; with the half-title. Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, London, 1769.

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        Glossarium suiogothicum, in quo tam hodierno usu frequentata vocabula, quam in legum patriarum tabulis allisque aevi medii scriptis obvia explicantur, et ex dialectis cognatis, moesogothica, anglo-saxonica, alemannica, islandica ceterisque gothicae et celitcae originis illustrantur. I-II.

      Uppsala, Edman, 1769. Två delar bundna i en volym, (2) + (1) - XLVIII s. + spalt (1)-1186 + (2) s. + spalt (1)-2040. 1 inklistrad kopparstucken vinjett på titelbladet till del I, 2 inklistrade kopparstuckna vinjetter signerade J. Gillberg. Mörkbrunt samtida skinnband, rygg med fem upphöjda bind. Namnteckning på försättsbladet L. Fr. Leffler Upsala 1881, namnteckning på främre pärmens insida L. E. Broberg, tillskrift på försättsbladet och främre pärmens insida

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        La palingénésie philosophique, ou idées sur l´état passé et sur l´état futur des étres vivans. 1-2. Ouvrage destiné à servir de supplément aux derniers écrits de l´auteur, et qui contient principalement le précis de ses recherches sur le christianisme.

      Geneve, Claude Philibert et Barthelmi Chiroi, 1769. Two volumes, XXVI + (2) + 427 + (1) p.; (2) + IV + 448 p. Contemporary half leather with gilt decorated spines with five raised bands. 20 X 12,5 cm. Old signatures on inside of front board (Pehr Hackman 1774, Henric Ericsson 1772, Gust. Svedelius 1785). Interior in good condition. Well-preserved bindings

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        Carte des Entrees de la Tamise Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine pour le Service des Vaisseaux du Roy

      Jacques Nicolas Bellin Paris: Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1769. unbound. very good. Sea Chart. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 22.5" x 34". Includes depth measurements and rhumb lines as well as inland cities and geographical features. Some chipping and minor tears along bottom edge. Right margin missing. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office).

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        Beschreibung der Gräser nebst ihren Abbildungen. 2 Theile (with the title to the second Part:3rd Fasc. which reads:) Botanisch=Oeconomische Beschreibung der Gräser).

      Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1769-79. Folio. Bound in one contemp. hcalf, 6 raised bands, gilt. Spineends professionally repaired. Part of title-label missing. Corners renewed. Large engraved title-vignette. (14),154;(2),88 pp., 2 half-page engraved vignettes. and 40 large folded (3/2-page) engraved plates, all finely handcoloured. Some fingermarks at lower right corners of the first leaves. A few scattered brownspots. Printed on good paper. A fourth part of volume 2 came out as late as 1810, having 14 plates and it is sometimes called volume 3. It is not present here.. Scarce first edition of Schreber's classic work on grasses, which became of importance due to its very elaborate explanations of all aspects of the numerous grasses mentioned and depicted in the 40 plates, which are considered very well executed, both in regard to drawing, engraving, and colouring. Schreber (1739-1810) was a German physician and natural scientist. He became famous for his diverse knowledge and for his scientific works within botany and zoology. He studied medicine and natural science in Uppsala, Sweden, where he became doctor of medicine and made the acquaintance of Carl von Linné, whom he learned a lot from. In 1787 he became a member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences. In Germany he became professor of medicine, botany, natural history, and pharmacology at Erlangen, director of Erlangen botanical garden, and president of the Leopoldina. His work on grasses was considered fairly important, especially due to its very elaborate explanations of all parts of the particular grasses, its use, conditions, etc. etc. "Dr. Schreber, a pupil of the great Linnæus, and a son to one of the best writers on husbandry in Germany, is publishing in numbers a work on grasses: his plan we will communicate to the reader, as it bids fair to obviate the greater part of the enumerated difficulties, and greatly to promote the study of this useful branch of botany and husbandry. In an introductory discourse, Dr. Schreber describes all the different parts observable in grasses, their flowers and their fructification; so that this part may be considered as a "philosophia Agrostographia". He next observes the points which must be attended to in a good description of grass; and, lastly, he shews the extensive utility of this branch of botany. The first volume contains twenty-seven descriptions, and as many excellent drawings of grasses, on twenty coloured plates..." (a contemporary review of the work, from Smollett's "The Critical Review, or, Annals of Literature, Vol. 32). Schreber was obviously inspired by Linné, as will be seen from the systematic account of the different grasses described and depicted in the present work, although he refused to group the grasses under certain genera. We are provided with the first name of each grass represented as well as with all its varieties, and names in almost all European languages, whereafter follows an extensive description of that particular grass, containing everything that is known about it - where it grows, under which circumstances, in which soil, its time of flowering, when it brings ripe seeds, etc. We are also provided with extensive information as to its cultivation, on the cattle which like it best, on the authors who have written about it, on the medicinal use of it, etc. "The plates are very well executed in regard to drawing, engraving, and colouring. The second part of this work, the first number of which is published, will soon appear. The defects of the work are, its high price, its too great diffuseness, and the too minute detail the author frequently enters into, the prospect that many years will pass away before the work can be finished, and that it is written in German, a language very little understood in this country." ("The Critical Review, or, Annals of Literature, Vol. 32).Some of the excellent original drawings of the "Beschreibung der Gräser" are still to be found at Erlangen, where Scheber also had his private collection of numerous grasses(See Stafleu & Covan, V : p. 328 and No 11.127) Nissen: 1807. - Pritzel: 8395. - Not in Hunt

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        LA PALINGÉNÉSIE PHILOSOPHIQUE ou IDÉES sur L'ÉTAT PASSÉ et sur L'ÉTAT FUTUR des ÉTRES VIVANS. Ouvrage destiné à servir de SUPPLÉMENT aux derniers Écrits de l'Auteur, et qui contient principalement LE PRÉCIS DE SES RECHERCHES SUR LE CHRISTIANISME. Par C. BONNET, de diverses Academies..

      Philibert et Chirol, Geneve, 1769. First edition. In French. preface+427+446 p+conclusion. 2 vol. Contemporary full-leather binding. Marbeled endpapers. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Raised bands. Coloured edge. Inclouding inscriptions and contemporary bookmark. Binding slightly torn, otherwise in very good condition.. Charles Bonnet, 1720-1793, was, together with Ballanche, the founder of the theory of " LA PALINGÉNSÉSIE ". Bonnet was influenced by Noél-Antoine Pluche and René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur. In order to explain the fossil findings of extinct species, Bonnet, in his work La Palingénésie philosophique, advocated the view that the earth is periodically struck by global disasters. In these disasters most organisms die and the survivors climb the scala natura to reach new heights. According to this, mankind, the peak of evolution, would develop into angels after the next disaster, when plants would become animals, animals would become intelligent beings, and minerals would become plants. This disaster theory to explain evolution strongly influenced Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), Charles Darwin's (1809-1882) grandfather. This makes Charles Bonnet one of the first biologist to use the term evolution in a biological context. However, he was stuck in the preformation theory, believing that each female organism contains within its germ cells an infinite series of preformed individuals, leading to an immortality and immutability of species.In this work, Bonnets advocates the view that the female body carries all future generations in miniature form

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        Johann David Michaelis deutsche Uebersetzung des Alten Testaments, mit Anmerkungen für Ungelehrte.

      12 volumes (of 13) Johann Christian Dieterich, Göttingen & Gotha 1769-85. 4°. Nice uniform contemporary bindings of brown mottled calf with richly gilt spines. A well-preserved set.. *

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        Sammlung gemeiner und besonderer Pommerscher und Rügischer Landes-Urkunden Gesetze, Privilegien, Verträge Constitutionen und Ordnungen. Zur kenntnitz de alten und neurern Landes-Verfassung insonderheit des Königlich-Schwedischen Landes-Theils herausgegeben von Johann Carl Dähnert..Dritter und Letzer band..

      Hieronymus Johann Struck, Stralsund, 1769. In German. 7+40+1395 pages. Contemporary half-leather binding. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Raised bands. Coloured edge. Covers slightly worn. Vol 3 of 3. Small damage on page 926 with some text loose. Some lower corners lost, but the text is complete

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        Raccolta di tutti i piu' rinomati scrittori dell'historia generale del regno di napoli. principiando dal tempo che queste provincie hanno preso forma di regno. napoli, nella stamperia di g. gravier, 1769-1777.

      In-8, 25 voll., p. pergam. coeva, tit. oro al dorso. Offriamo tutta la raccolta, composta da 18 voll., ai quali se ne aggiungono abitualmente altri 7 per la Storia del Giannone. Rarissimo trovare cosi' completa questa importante collezione che è composta da:-br-- (Voll. I e III) CAPECELATRO F. - Istoria della città, e regno di Napoli detto di Sicilia. - Unito: Origine della città, e delle famiglie nobili di Napoli.-br-- (Vol. II) COSTANZO (DI) A. - Istoria del Regno di Napoli. -br-- (Vol. IV) Dell'istoria del regno di Napoli d'incerto Autore - Unito: FACIUS B., De rebus gestis ab Alphonso Primo Neapolitanorum Rege commentariorum.-br-- (Vol. V) PONTANUS J. - Historiae Neapolitanae - Unito: PORZIO C., La congiura de' Baroni del Regno di Napoli contro al Re Ferdinando I - Unito: ALBINUS J., De Gestis Regum Neapolitanorum ab Aragonia qui extant - Unito: Lettere, istruzioni ed altre memorie de' Re Aragonesi. -br-- (Vol. VI) CARACCIOLUS T. - Opuscula historica - Unito: CANTALICIUS, Gonsalvia. - Unito: CANTALIGIO G.B., Le istorie delle guerre fatte in Italia da Consalvo Ferrando di Aylar, di Cordova, detto il Gran Capitano - Unito: CORAGGIO G.P., Breve trattato e discorso dell'andata di Gio. Paolo Coraggio alla corte dell'imperatore Carlo V - Unito: CASTALDO A., Dell'istoria. Ne' quali si descrivono gli avvenimenti più memorabili succeduti nel Regno di Napoli sotto il Governo del Vicerè D. Pietro di Toledo e de' Vicerè suoi successori fino al Cardinal Granvela - Unito: FOLIETA U., Tumultus neapolitani sub Petro Toleto prorege.-br- - (Vol. VII) ANDREA A. - Della guerra di campagna di Roma e del regno di Napoli. Nel pontificato di Paolo IV, l'anno MDLVI e LVII. - Unito: DE SANTIS T., Istoria del tumulto di Napoli. Nella quale si contengono tutte le cose occorse nella città, e nel Regno di Napoli, dal principio del governo del Duca d'Arcos fino al di' 6 d'aprile 1648. -br- - (Vol. VIII) DE TURRI R. - Dissidentis desciscentis receptaeque Neapolis - Unito: ROSSO G., Istoria delle cose di Napoli sotto l'imperio di Carlo V. Cominciando dall'anno 1526 per insino all'anno 1537.-br- - (Voll. IX e X) PARRINO D.A. - Teatro eroico e politico de' governi de' Vicere del regno di Napoli dal tempo del re Ferdinando il Cattolico fino al presente. -br-- (Vol. XI) EBULO (D') P. - Carmen de motibus Siculis, et rebus inter Henricum VI Romanorum imperatorem, et Tancredum seculo XII gestis - Unito: JAMSILLA (DE) N., Historia de Rebus Gestis Friderici II Imperatoris ejusque filiorum Conradi et Manfredi Apuliae et Siciliae regnum ab anno MCCX usque ad MCCLVIII - Unito: Giornale dell'Istorie del Regno di Napoli quale si conserva per il Duca di Montelione. Dall'anno 1266 fino al 1478. - Unito: SPINELLI M., Giornale di Messer Matteo Spinelli da Giovenazzo. Dall'anno 1247 fino al 1268. -br-- (Voll. XII, XIII e XIV) COLLENUCCIO, ROSEO, COSTO - Compendio dell'istoria del regno di Napoli.-br- - (Voll. XV e XVI) PELLEGRINO C. - Apparato alle antichità di Capua o vero discorsi della Campania felice. -br-- (Voll. XVII e XVIII) CAPACIUS J.C. - Historiae Neapolitanae. -br-- (Voll. XIX-XXV) GIANNONE P. - Istoria civile del Regno di Napoli - Opere postume.-br-A richiesta possiamo fornire dettagliate notizie bibliografiche di ogni volume. -br-Esemplare con arross. e fiorit. ma in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Delle Basiliche antiche e specialmente di quella di vincenza del celebre Andrea Palladio.

      Vicenza, Francesco Vendramini Mosca, 1769. 8 pp. + CXXXV pp. + 8 engraved, foldable plates. Frontispiece portrait of Palladio. Bound in later halfleater with green titlelabel on spine.. 2nd. edt. (1st. edt. 1767). A lager and more beautiful printed copy than the 1st. print. Complete with all plates. Beautiful prints showing Palladios first major work - the Basilica in Vicenza - built in both Doric and Ionic style. His work began in 1549 and ended in 1617 after Palladio´s death. Palladio´work with the open arches inpired to what came to be known as the Palladion Window. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Rerum prussicarum historia es codice manu auctoris scripto edita.

      4 Bll., 566 S. Kalblederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild.Folio. 32 x 20,5 cm. ADB XXXIII, 133. - Spätere Ausgabe der umfangreichen Geschichte Preußens, 1592 erstmals erschienenes Hauptwerk des Danziger Stadtsekretärs und Schriftstellers Kaspar Schütz (gest. 1594). - Deckel berieben, Rücken mit Schabspuren und etwas spröde, oberes Kapital mit Fehlstelle, ein Gelenk angerissen. Stockfleckig.

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        De theoria lunæ commentarii.

      Parma, ex typographia regia (G. Bodoni), 1769. 4:o. 86,(2 blanka) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Med grav. titelvinjett signerad N. Provesi. Obetydligt solkigt pergamentbd med vinröd titeletikett som går över nästan hela ryggen (B. Middleton). Oskuren. Små fuktfläckar på titelbladet. Lite solk och enstaka små lagerfläckar ytterst i marginalerna. Liten fläck på s. 53. Fin inlaga.. Brooks 10. Melanderhjelms företal är daterat i Uppsala den 5 juli 1768. Hans bidrag i boken upptar s. 7-55 under titeln "Lineamenta theoriae lunaris" och är en utveckling av de undersökningar han presenterade i Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar 1760. I arbetet bestäms bl.a. månens rörelser enligt metoder från Clairaut och D'Alembert. Ett exemplar av boken skickades av Melanderhjelm till D'Alembert för att visa hur dennes matematiska metoder använts. Fransmannen svarade snabbt att han i framtiden tänkte begagna sig av Melanderhjelms talanger. Paolo Frisi var italiensk matematiker och astronom. Melanderhjelm talar om honom i ett brev från 1783 som "den yppersta mathematicien i Italien" liksom "min särdeles goda vän och jag har väl haft hundrade (!) bref af honom och han af mig." Manuskriptet till avhandlingen skickades till Italien då Melanderhjelm inte lyckades få någon att trycka det hemma i Sverige. Vetenskapssocietetens i Uppsala publikation "Acta societatis" låg nere vid tillfället

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