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        Das jubilierende Marchtall, oder Lebensgeschichte des Hochseligen Konrad Kneers weiland dreyzehnten Abtens des besagten unmittelbaren freyen Reichsstifts, des heiligen exempten Ordens von Prämonstrat an der Donau in Schwaben.

      \"Auf Kosten des Reichsstifts Marchtall\", 1771. Orig.Erstausgabe; 290 Seiten; 3 Kupfertafeln; Gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten Kloster-Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier leicht nachgedunkelt; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut, ALTSCHRIFT! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        A SYSTEM Of PLEADING. Including a Translation of the DOCTRINA PLACITANDI, or The ART and SCIENCE of PLEADING: Originally Written by Samson Euer, Serjeant at Law, and Now First Translated from the Obsolete Norman French.

      London, printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, for William Owen, 1771.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1771. 4to, approximately 265 x 205, 10½ x 8 inches, pages: xxii, [14], vii, 1-480, page 407 misplaced between pages 400 & 401, bound in full antique calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine. Binding rubbed and slightly scuffed, some small stains to covers, small crack to top of upper hinges and another to the bottom of lower hinge, slight chipping to head of spine, corner slightly worn with board just showing at tips, title label slightly chipped with loss to gilt lettering, covers still firmly attached, 3 margins have small closed tears neatly repaired, not affecting text, pale age-browning to pages, pastedowns and endpapers a little dusty with light stains to edges, 1 margin has neat old ink marginalier, occasional pale mark to margins, 2 neat old ink names to first endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. See: Maxwell, A Bibliography of English Law from 1651-1800, Volume 2, page 74, No.43. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Traité des sels, dans lequel on demontre qu'ils sont composés d'une terre subtile, intimement combinée avec de l'eau.

      Paris, Chez Vincent, 1771, 8vo (cm. 10 x 16) legatura in piena pelle coeva con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, cinque snodi, tagli rossi, pp. XXIV-480. Prima edizione francese. Personalità controversa, Stahl (1660 - 1734) fu il creatore della teoria flogistica che dominò la chimica sino alla fine del XVIII secolo. Studiò medicina a Jena, fu professore ad Halle nel 1694, ed occupò l'incarico di Primo Medico reale a Berlino dal 1715 al 1734. Figura di primo piano della sua epoca in chimica e medicina, i suoi tributi ad entrambe le discipline furono assai importanti, in quanto fornivano un collegamento vitale tra i vecchi concetti ed i nuovi, che erano basati sulla sperimentazione. In quest'opera tradotta da D'Holbach, egli tenta di dimostrare che i sali erano terra miscelata con acqua. Fornisce inoltre dettagli sulle varie composizioni di sali, i relativi fenomeni e le loro cause. Cole 124/C; Duveen 561; Edelstein 2192; Ferchl 514; Ferguson II - 397; Partington III - 653/686.

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        Il filosofo viaggiatore in un paese incognito alli abitanti della terra.

      Selenopoli (Firenze), Stamperia Bonducciana, 1771. Due parti in un volume in-12ø; titolo inciso, 246 pp., 1 c.b. - titolo inciso, 280 pp.; legatura coeva in mezza pergamena, tassello con titolo in oro al dorso (minimi difetti ai piatti). Bell'esemplare. Rara prima edizione italiana curata dall'autore (prima edizione: Amsterdam 1761). Romanzo utopico che racconta del viaggio fantastico di un uomo partito dalle cascate del Niagara su una strana nave volante diretta a Selenopoli, citt... ideale sulla luna. Il libro ben rappresenta la riflessione illuminista e progressista europea della seconda met... del Settecento; significativi i titoli di alcuni capitoli: Vanit... delle Nazioni; Dell'Educazione; Delle Mode; Del Dispotismo; Dell'attrazione intellettuale per servire da supplemento alla fisica di Newton. Two parts in one 12° volume; engraved frontispiece with title, 246 pp., 1 blank leaf - engraved frontispiece with title, 280 pp.; contemporary half vellum, label lettered in gilt on spine, marbled paper covers (minor defects on sides). Few faint marginal foxing on scattered leaves. Nice copy. Rare first Italian edition taken from the original French work published in 1761 in Amsterdam. The work describes the imaginary journey of the author to Selenopoli, an ideal city on the Moon. A very interesting example of utopian literary genre, the text provides us with a modern view on several controversial subjects such as education, fashion, government, politics and so on: see chapters like Vanità delle Nazioni; Dell'Educazione; Delle Mode; Del Dispotismo; Dell'attrazione intellettuale per servire da supplemento alla fisica di Newton. The work was published anonymously and was ascribed to different names. In 1769 "La France litte?raire" definitely defined D. J. de Villeneuve as the author. Parenti, p. 182. Negley 1141 (prima edizione).

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        L'art de former les jardins modernes ou l'art des jardins anglais.

      Paris, Jombert, 1771. ____ Première édition française. C'est le premier ouvrage sur la composition des jardins anglais. Le traducteur, Latapie, a ajouté un "Discours préliminaire sur l'origine de l'art, des notes sur le texte & une description détaillée des jardins de Stowe", avec une planche dépliante gravée. Légères rousseurs, coins frottés, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. ***** First french edition. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilted with nerves, red edges. Light foxing, corners rubbed, else a fine copy. In-8. [200 x 122 mm] Collation : LXIV, 404, (2) pp., 1 planche. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Natur und Wesen der Staaten

      Mitau, Steidel, 1771. - als die Quelle aller Regierungswissenschaften und Gesezze. 26 Blatt, 606 Seiten, 19 Blatt, schöner Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, 20,5 x 12,5 cm, Einband leicht berieben, sonst gut erhalten, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, aus der Bibliothek Franziska von Hohenheim, seit 1786 Herzogin von Württemberg. Titelauflage des 1760 erstmalig erschienenen Werkes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des douze Césars de Suétone

      Chez Saillant & Nyon, libraires, Paris 1771 - 4 volumen(es)/volume(s) varias páginas

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        An Historical Collection of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean

      

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        The Adventures of a Bank Note

      

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        Soins faciles pour la propreté de la bouche, pour la conservation des dents & pour faire éviter aux enfans les accidents de la dentition. Ouvrage où l'on donne aussi les moyens de reconnoître le charlatanisme d'un grand nombre d'opérations qui se pratiquent sur les dents, surtout à leur renouvellement & à leur arrangement dans la jeunesse. Nouvelle édition considérablement augmentée.

      Paris, J. Th. Hérissant, 1771, in 16, de 248pp. 2ff., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, qq. rousseurs et coins lég. usés. Dernière édition augmentée, l'édition originale de 1759 n'avait que 136 pages. Etienne Bourdet, disciple de Pierre Fauchard, fut un des plus remarquables dentistes de son temps, chirugien-dentiste de Louis XV, il sera anobli par ce dernier. On y trouve des observations sur la disposition et la blancheur des dents, sur l'émail, sur la formation des dents, les gencives, le propreté de la bouche, les dents artificielles, les soins à donner aux enfants... ¶ David p.39 - Poletti p.31 - Weinberger p.316 - Guerini p. 309 "A celebrated dentist and elegant writer, in whom the gifts of literary and scientific culture were coupled with a vast experience and a profound spirit of observaton." - Blake p.61 - Pas d'ex. de cette édition dans le Wellcome cat.

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        Dichiarazioni di tutto ciò che vi ha o difficile da intendersi o piu' interessante in ogni parte del Breviario Romano dal principio sino al fine, in 3 tomi

      Eredi della Stamperia Bellelli, 1771. in 4° (cm 24,4x17,5), pp. xxii, VIII, 332; VIII, 391; XII, 344; leg. coeva in p / perg., tagli spruzz., 3 front. in rosso e nero con vignette differenti nei 3 voll., testatine, capil. e finalini in xilogr., insegna del vescovo Bufalini al verso dell'occhietto del 1° vol., a cui l'opera è dedicata. Lievi arrossamenti ma voll. solidi con carta forte. Raro, presente solo in 4 bibl. ital. 264 / 29 269

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        Fructologie, ou Description des arbres fruitiers ainsi que des fruits que l'on plante et qu'on cultive ordinairement dans les jardins . . . [bound with] Pomologie, ou description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires, Que l'on estime & cultive le plus, soit aux Pais-Bas, soit en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre, &c.

      Amsterdam Chez M. Magérus, Libraire MDCCLXXI [1771] Rare French Edition of the first compendium of fruit arboriculture with 39 folding copper-engraved plates in fine contemporary hand coloring. Two foolscap-folio volumes bound in one: [ii],160,[iv],161-205,[1], with 19 plates (quince, cherry, plum, fig, currant, almond, chestnut, apricot, and other fruits and nuts) and large woodcut tailpieces; [ii],339 [i.e. 139]pp, with 20 plates by Jacob Folkema and Jan Caspar Philips (showing 103 apple varieties and 82 varieties of pears, with such evocative name as red apple paradise, Queen of England, siren lemon, and Mrs. Thigh). Title and preface from the Leeuwarden edition of 1766 bound in between Rr2 and Ss. Elegantly bound in early mottled calf, spine richly gilt in seven compartments divided by raised bands, green morocco lettering piece gilt, edges stained red, plain period end papers. An excellent copy of a superb production, the only notable flaw being three plates and several quires, as well as end papers and fly leaves, evenly browned. Hunt 620. Nissen BBI 1077 and 1079. Landwehr (Dutch Books with Coloured Plates) 90 and 94. Bunyard, Guide to the Literature of Pomology, p. 439. Oak Spring Pomona, p. 131. Burnet III 681. Fine ¶ Both titles often found bound together. First published at Leeuwarden, in Dutch, in 1758 (Nissen BBI 1077). Knoop was head gardener to the Dowager Princess of Orange at Marienburg and is considered, with Duhamel du Monceau, the father of pomology. Especially with the Pomologia, he broke new ground: Knoop was first to publish scientific explanations of apples and pears from Dutch, German, English and French regions. The book's many beautiful illustrations almost appear three-dimensional through the use of shadow effects. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        ESTATUTOS de la Real Academia de Ciencias Naturales, y Artes de la ciudad de Barcelona.

      En Barcelona, por Francisco Suriá, y Burgada, 1771. - in-4. 1 planche gravée. 1f. 69pp. 1f. Pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale. Premiers statuts de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Naturelles et des Arts de Barcelone, qui incluait aussi la Physique et la Chimie: division en départements avec la détail du fonctionnement de chacun d'eux (Algèbre et Géométrie, Statique, Hydrostatique et Météorologie, Electricité, Magnétisme, et autres attractions, Optique, Pneumatique et Acoustique, Histoire Naturelle, Botanique, Chimie, et enfin Agriculture); administration de l'Académie; célébrations des réunions, etc. Le volume s'ouvre sur une belle planche gravée à toute page aux armes de la maison royale d'Espagne. Superbe exemplaire à l'état de neuf. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. 5 vols.

      Printed for J. Whiston, &c. 1771/1771 Vol. I with engr. portraits, 2 plates, & 2 folding maps; vol. IV with folding plate. WITH: The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. 4 vols. 9 vols in all. Uniformly bound in sl. later full spinkled calf, spines gilt in compartments, maroon & green morocco labels. Armorial bookplates in all vols of Elizabeth Bell. A v.g. attractive set.ESTC: The Iliad: T90241; The Odyssey: T90240. ESTC notes these two works were 'sometimes issued together', and that the notes were written in part by William Broome, and the 'Essay on the Life, Writings, and Learning of Homer' by T. Parnell. At the end of vol. IV of The Odyssey, Homer's Battle of the Frogs and Mice, 'by Mr. Archdeacon Parnel [sic]. Corrected by Mr. Pope', 22pp separately paginated. The first part of Pope's translation of The Iliad appeared in 1715, subsequent instalments appearing over the next five years. It was generally well received, prompting Pope to attempt The Odyssey, which was first presented to the public in 1726.

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        Johann David Michaelis deutsche Uebersetzung des Alten Testaments mit Anmerkungen für Ungelehrte. 11 (v. 13 Bänden).

      Göttingen und Gotha: bey Johann Christian Dieterich bzw. bey der Wittwe Vandenhoeck 1771 - 1782. Erste Auflage (3. mit 11. Theil) bzw. zweite Auflage (1. und 2. Theil). LXIV, 90 S., 190 S. Anmerk. ; [7] Bl., 136, 216 S. Anmerk. ; 196 S., 174 S. ; 104 S., 82 S. Anmerk. u.1 Taf. mit einem gefalt. Kupferstich 26x22 cm (Cerast [gehörnte Schlange] nach Zeichnung von Johann Ellis). ; 90 S., 100 S. Anmerk. ; 3 Bll., 122 S., 157 S. Anmerk. ; 1 Bl., 156 S., 208 S. ; 3 Bll., 238 S., 258 S. Anmerk. ; 94 S., 164 S. Anmerk. 2 Bll. ; 1 Bl., 74 S., 192 (2) S. Anmerk. ; XXXVI, S. 75-128, S. 193-344 Anmerk. (S. 199/200 fehlen) ; 152 S., 186 S. Anmerk. ; 146 S., 38 S., 123 S., 130 S. Anmerk. ; 2 Bll., 110 S., 230 S. mit 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel 41x33 cm (Ricinus communis Linnaei Wunderbaum, gez. v. Doct. Med. F. W. Weiß in Göttingen, gest. v. J. C. Mayr in Nürnberg). Mit dreiseit. Rotschnitt. OLederbände auf 5 Bünden. 21x17 cm. -- KEINE REPRINTS! - Bis auf 1 fehlendes Blatt im 8. Band vollständig mit allen Seiten und Kupfern . -- Alle Bände: Ebde. berieben u. Kapitele gering beschädigt, Vor- u. Nachsätze m. Leimschatten, einige S. papierbedingt gebräunt, 1.Theil: Besitzervermerk u. Übersicht des Inhalts der 11 Theile auf Vorsatz, Theil 3: Hinterdeckel u. einige Bll. m. Fraßspuren ohne Textverlust, Theil 6: Vorder- u. Hinterdeckel, Titelei u. einige Bll. m. Fraßspur ohne Textverlust, Theil 7: Hinterdeckel außen beschädigt. 8.Theil: 1 Bl. fehlt (S. 199/200). --Folgende Bände sind vorhanden: 1.Theil: welcher das Buch Hiobs enthaelt. 2.Theil: welcher das erste Buch Mose enthaelt. 3.Theil: welcher das zweite und dritte Buch Mose enthalt. ; 4.Theil: welche das vierte Buch Mose enthaelt nebst einem gefalteten Kupfer. ; 5.Theil, erste Hälfte: welche die Buecher Josua und die Richter enthaelt. ; 5.Theil, zweite Hälfte: welche die Buecher Samuels und Ruth enthaelt. 6.Theil: welcher die Psalmen enthält. 7.Theil: Welcher die Sprüche und den Prediger Salomons enthaelt. 8.Theil, erste Hälfte: Welcher die Weissagungen Jessaiae enthaelt. I.-XXXIX. Capitel. 8. Theil, zweite Hälfte: Welcher die Weissagungen Jessaiae enthaelt XXXX.-LXVI. Capitel. 9.Theil: Welcher die Weissagungen und Klagelieder Jeremiae enthaelt. 10. Theil: welcher Ezechiel und Daniel enthaelt. 11.Theil: welcher die zwoelf kleinen Propheten enthaelt. Mit 1 Kupfertafel. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Religion, Judaica, Altes Testament.

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        Essai sur les dogmes de la métempsychose & du purgatoire enseignés par les Bramins de l'Indostan suivi d'un récit abrégé des dernières révolutions & de l'état présent de cet Empire tiré de l'anglois par Mr. Sinner, bibliothécaire...

      Berne, chez la Soc. Typographique, 1771, in 12, de 163pp. & 141pp., 2 parties en 1 vol. cart. d'attente époque, dos muet, bon exemplaire. Peu commun. ¶"Sinner prétend entre autres dans cet ouvrage que Pythagore s'instruisit aux Indes du dogme de la métempsychose. Il compare les cérémonies du Purgatoire de St Patrice en Irlande aux mystères d'Eleusis... " Dorbon n°4600 - "Travail d'érudition où l'auteur cherche à démontrer que les dogmes de l'immortalité de l'âme et de la nécessité des épreuves ont pris naissance en Orient, d'où il sont passés au Egyptiens, aux Grecs et aux Chrétiens." Caillet n°10222. Les deux parties portent les titres suivants : "Essay sur la religion ancienne des peuples de l'Indostan & des Bramins" et "Fragment de l'histoire de l'Indostan de Mr. Alex. Dow"

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        L'Art de former les jardins modernes ou l'art des jardins anglois. Traduit de l'Anglais. A quoi le traducteur a ajouté un discours préliminaire sur l'origine de l'art, des notes sur le texte & une description détaillée des jardins de Stowe...

      à Paris, chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1771, in 8°, de 1f. LXIV-404pp., ill. d'un grand plan gravé se dépl. de jardins de Stowe, cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, rousseurs aux premiers et derniers ff. sinon bon exemplaire. Première édition française dans la traduction du botaniste François de Paule Latapie (1739-1823) qui a ajouté une description détaillée des jardins de Stowe. Thomas Whately (1728-1772), secrétaire de Lord Grenville, chancelier de l'Echiquier, eut donc la possibilité de fréquenter de près les jardins de Stowe House. Son traité est d'importance et se situe avant ceux de Walpole et Repton, établissant ainsi l'esthétique du jardin à l'anglaise, privilégiant les points de vue pittoresques au sein d'une imitation artistique de la nature. Tomas Jefferson fut très influencé par le traité Whately, dont il disait "While his descriptions in point of style are models of perfect elegance and classical correctness, they are as remarkable for their exactness. I always walked over the gardens with his book in my hand, examined with attention the particular spots he described, found them so justly characterised by him as to be easily recognised, and saw with wonder, that his fine imagination had never been able to seduce him from the truth". "The most comprehensive work on the theory of landscape design developed by the natural school before the time of Humphrey Repton" (Blanche Henrey). ¶ de Ganay, Biblio. de l'art des jardins, 87.

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        R. P. Maximilianus Hell, ê S.J. Astronomus Regio Caesareus

      : 1771 : Mezzotint portrait, image 460 x 313mm; plate mark 540 x 380mm; sheet 542 x 381mm. Minor foxing in the margins, not visible on the engraved surface, a good strong impression. : Maximilian Hell (1720-1792), Jesuit astronomer and director of the Vienna Observatory is shown in Lapland dress during his visit to Norway to observe the transit of Venus. He remained in Norway for eight months after the transit, and the subsequent delay in publication was perhaps the cause of accusations that he falsified his data, a slur that was not disproved until the nineteenth century. A leading member of the distinguished German family of engravers Johann Gottfried Haid founded a school of mezzotint-engraving in Vienna in 1766, and was brother of Johann Jakob Haid, whose portrait of Du Châtelet is described above.

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        Mélanges de physique et de médecine

      Paris, P. G. Cavelier, 1771, in 8°, de IX-400pp., 1 planche gravée dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, coiffe sup. très lég. usée, sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale collective de ces mémoires de physique, de chimie et de médecine. Citons parmi ceux-ci : le Mémoire sur l'élévation et la suspension de l'eau dans l'air et sur la rosée, travail important qui ouvrit la voie aux théories de Lavoisier et Dalton sur l'évaporation de l'eau. Les autres mémoires traitent des eaux minérales, de la vision et su phénomène d'accommodation de l'oeil. ¶ Dezeimeris III/441: "Les principaux ouvrages de Leroy ont pour objet les eaux minérales et les points les plus importants de la médecine pratique, tels que les fièvres et le prognostic des maladies aiguës." - DSB 8/255: "The value of Le Roy's theory was in its radically different approach to the problem of evaporation... by clearing away the arcane mechanisms that had been conceived by his predecessors & presenting instead a clear, testable hypothesis, he prepared the way for the important advancements in the theory of evaporation made by Lavoisier & Dalton."

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        Nieuwe ordonnantie doen maaken, en emaneren by burgemeesters en regeerders der stadt Vere. Op den visch-tol, afslag der visch, en wat verder daar toe zyn relatie is hebbende. [Middelburg], Suenonius Mandelgreen, [24 December 1746]. With:(2) Ordonnantie op den afslag der Verschen visch, binnen de stadt Vere, gelyk mede op den pligt van den keurmeester en den afslager.Middelburg, widow of Jakobus Pauwelsen, [6 July 1754, published 25 July]. (3) Ordonnantie op den afslag der Verschen visch, binnen de stad Vere.Vere, Chrristiaan Hendrik Held, [18 May 1771]. (4) [MANUSCRIPT]. Extract uit de notulen van weth[ouders] en raad der stad Vere.[Veere?], [18 July 1772-19 June 1773, 7 April 1787]. (5) Reglement voor die van de haven der stad Vere ter vis

      - Cf. Het Utrechts Archief 53 (De Beaufort family archive), item 242 (similar printed ordinance of 1771); NCC & STCN (2 copies of a 1770 ordinance by the Stadholder); for fishing and the fish tade in Veere: Kees Leeman, De geschiedenis van de Veerse visserij 1250-1961, 2nd ed., 1997. Contemporary collection of 4 extremely rare printed ordinances and regulations concerning fishery and the fish trade at Veere, near Middelburg in Zeeland, none recorded in NCC or STCN, plus 7 manuscript extracts from minutes of the meetings of the Veere city council on the same subject. The city had been a leading fish market place since the Middle Ages, held a privilege for the inspection and taxation of fish caught in the region and authorized the auctioneers. To avoid taxes some people transported fish out of the city before it was sold. The first three ordinances attempted to reassert control over the fish trade, though the fact that the authorities found it necessary to issue new ordinances every few years suggests they were not very successful. Each ordinance refers to the previous one, showing that the Council issued none between these three. The fourth printed item gives guild regulations for fishermen using the city harbour, who are required to register their crew members, keep them orderly and make payments to the guild. The manuscript begins on the final integral blank of the 1771 ordinance. From differences in the handwriting it appears that these extracts of minutes were written over the years as the issues came up in the Council. Amusingly, the family name of the printer and publisher of the 1774 regulations is "De Vin" (The Fin). In very good condition. Spine faded and tattered. A remarkable contemporary collection of unique items concerning fishery and the fish trade in Veere.

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        Histoire des Celtes, et particulierement des Gaulois et des Germains, depuis les tems fabuleux, jusqu'à la prise de Rome par les Gaulois

      First EditionBound in full calf marbled brown time. Smooth back elegantly and richly decorated with flowers forming a box, wheels. As Exhibit tan morocco and volume number in brown morocco. Headdress head of Volume I partially broken away, a head slot. Tail split upper joint of Volume I. Volume II tail headdress delicate with shortages. Bumped corners and bare. Mors rubbed, cracked. Pretty quality binding, original but relatively used. De l'imprimerie de Quillau à Paris 1771 in-4 (19,3x24,5cm) lvi, 634pp. (4); viii, 510pp. (5) relié

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        L'histoire du regne de l'empereur Charles-Quint

      New editionBound in full marbled contemporary sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title in red morocco and volume number morocco ... head Headgear torn Volume VI. Lack of head of Volume III with joints open mind. tail cap of Volume VI threadbare in part. Lack tail of Volume II. lower joint of Volume III open mind. Rubbed together. Corners bumped. Chez Saillant & Nyon A Paris 1771 In-12 (10x17cm) xxiv, 8p. 399pp. et (4) 474pp. et (4) 464pp. et (4) 562pp. et (4) 511pp. et (4) 507pp. 6 volumes reliés

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        Dictionnaire historique des sieges et des batailles memorables de l'histoire ancienne et moderne, ou anecdotes militaires de tous les peuples du monde

      Chez Vincent. First edition, illustrated with a folding map of the Battle of Fontenoy.bound in full calf marbled brown. Back with nerves decorated, wheels and tail head. As part red morocco and volume number in black leather. cailloutées slices. Scuffs on the boards, with a lack. A small loss on the back of Volume I, on a nerve. A yellow spot on the first page of Volume II in the middle margin. Nice copy. Number of tables used to locate in the book.Very interesting dictionary, his purpose being to identify all of the great battles of ancient history and modern; there is even more entries for America (Quebec, Louisbourg, Rio, Cartagena de Indias). Also records are quite remarkably written, and are not simple definitions: "Like those destructive torrents overthrow everything that opposes their impetuous course, Muhammad's disciples were in the provinces of the Roman Empire desolation and death. " Chez Vincent A Paris 1771 fort in-8 (10,5x17,5cm) xxxij, 670pp. et (2) 702pp. et (2) 472, 352p. 3 volumes reliés

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        Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England. Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553

      Printed at the Clarendon Press. The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General, and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of the first importance for the constitutional lawyer". Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean; the Taussig copy. Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes

      Third and final edition, the best and most complete to the text, bringing the number of volumes published until 10 against 7. The work appeared in a luxurious version, in 4 (some prints in-8 were also thicker paper and higher quality, it does ours) and a more modest version. Ten headpieces by Moreau Young whose portrait of Raynal Volume 1 by Cochin regravés by Lardy.Demi Havana contemporary sheepskin in small corners. back smooth decorated with gilded nets, part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black leather. Scattered spots.Published for the first time in 1771 in 7 volumes, the Philosophical History of the Indies was a huge success throughout Europe and America; its success is mainly due to the severe criticism of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and mercantilism. He was sentenced to be removed by order of the Council of 19 December 1779 and sentenced to the fire by decree of the Parliament of Paris on 25 May 1781. Book emblem of the Enlightenment, posing as a history of international trade, The work is before any violent rant against European colonialism and arrogance, slavery and enslavement of peoples, against the church which assists in European hypocrisy. We now know that Diderot worked from the first edition and has overseen the organization of texts, he perfected in the third edition (adding many texts from his pen and that of other employees, such Holbach), transforming the initial work in a real war machine of the party philosophers. The book is also not qu'accusations, instead it seeks and craves even peaceful solutions, agreements between nations. The story does not deceived because it lives in Raynal a promoter of the French Revolution. Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet à Geneve 1780 in-8 xvj ; 482pp. et (4) viij ; 582pp. et (4) viij ; 580pp. et (4) viij ; 472pp. et (4) vij ; 405pp. et (4) viij ; 484pp. (4) xvj ; 540pp. et (4) viij ; 548pp. et viij ; 412pp. et vj ; 538pp. 10 volumes reliés

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        Mémoire sur l'application des principes de la méchanique à la construction des voûtes et des dômes, dans lequel on examine le problème proposé par M. Patte, relativement à la construction de la coupole de l'église Sainte-Geneviève de Paris....

      Dijon, Frantin, Paris, Jombert, 1771. ____ Première édition. "Parmi les arts qui paraissent le plus susceptibles d'être guidés par les sciences, l'Architecture est un de ceux auxquels on peut appliquer avec le plus d'avantage les principes mathématiques & surtout les règles de la mécanique." Gauthey prend la défense de Soufflot qui était chargé de construire l'église Sainte-Geneviève, devenue aujourd'hui le Panthéon. Il répond à Patte qui doutait de la solidité de la coupole. Gauthey démontre que les théories de la Hire sont mal interprétées par Patte et que ces théories, elles-mêmes, sont fondées sur des hypothèses fausses. Emiland-Marie Gauthey (1732-1806), sous-ingénieur des Etats de Bourgogne a oeuvré pour que l'architecture bénéficie des progrès de la mécanique et du calcul. Dos discrètement restauré. *****. In-4. Collation : (4), 67, (1) pp., 3 planches h.-t. Broché, couverture de papier marbré du XIXe....

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         The Free Masons Pocket Companion Containing the origin, progress and present state of that antient fraternity; the institution of the Grand Lodge of Scotland; lists of the grand masters and other officers of the grand lodges of Scotland and England; their customs, charges, constitutions... regulations... a complete collection of free mason songs... with lists of all the regular lodges both in Scotland and England...

      Glasgow, printed by R. and Th. Duncan, 1771, in 12, de 240pp., pl. basane brune époque, coiffe sup. usée, mors lég. fendillés, brunissures et qq. rousseurs. Edition écossaise imprimée à Glasgow, et peu commune. Cette compilation, faite en grande partie sur les Constitutions d'Anderson, est due à John Entick pour les éditions écossaises. ¶ Pas dans Fesch - Wolfstieg n°785: "Selten." -L. Vibert The rare books of freemasonry p.21 "Anderson's first edition was exhausted by the beginning of 1735, and to meet what was no doubt a fairly extensive demand there was now published a work styled A Pocket Companion for Freemasons ... They are all of considerable rarity in anything like perfect condition." - cat. Copac 4ex. seulement (Cambridge, Brit. Libr., York, Nat. Libr. Scot.)

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        Historische, genealogische und diplomatische Nachricht von dem uralten adelichen Geschlecht derer von Ahlefeldt überhaupt, und verschiedenen Linien desselben insbesondere.

      Flensburg 1771. Folio. Samt. skinnbd. med 6 opphøyde bind. Ryggdekor i gull. 510 s. 10 dobbeltsidige stamtavler.

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        HYAKU FUJI 4 volumes

      1771. Good. [EHON] Kawamura MINSETSU, artist. HYAKU FUJI. Kyoto, Osaka & Edo, Meiwa 8 [1771]. 17.3 x 27.1 cm. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. The original edition in four volumes with blue-grey covers and printed horizontal lines and original printed title labels. A bit of thumbing to the covers. Clean inside, with a few very faint stains, good impressions. A lovely sketchbook on the theme of Fuji, and an inspiration for Hokusai's great FUGAKU HYAKKEI, [Kerlen 591; Ryerson 399] The collation matches the example in Kerlen exactly, and each mountain scene is identified and has a verse.

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        nebst sonderbaren Begebenheiten, welche mit diesem Wundermädgen bis zu ihrer Vermählung mit einem hohen Prinzen sich zugetragen.

      Frankfurt-Leipzig, ohne Drucker (d. i. Regensburg, Montag u. Weiß), 1771. 8°. Mit gest. Frontispiz (v. Joh. Gottlieb Friedrich, Regensburg). Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 212 S., Mod. HLdr. im Stil d. Zt. Äußerst seltene Erstausgabe; im Jahr darauf erschien eine zweite Ausgabe. - Sowohl von Weber/Mithal (Deutsche Originalromane zwischen 1680 und 1780) als auch von Griep/Pelz (Frauen reisen) wird die vorliegende erste Auflage als nicht mehr nachweisbar bezeichnet. - Das Findelkind Beatrix wurde von Pastor Wigand, der als Theologiestudent in Wittenberg im Jahr 1700 in Notwehr einen Soldaten erstochen hatte, aus dem Wasser gefischt. Es wächst bei ihm auf, wird von einem „glänzenden Mann“ heimgesucht und vollbringt nach seinen Unterweisungen, zeitweilig in Männerkleidern, besonders beim Tauchen nach verborgenen Schätzen wahre Wundertaten. Zu guter Letzt findet sie ihre fürstliche Mutter und wird standesgemäß von einem Prinzen geheiratet. - Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Hayn/G. II, 572 (nur die 2. Auflage); Griep/Pelz, Frauen reisen, Nr. 59 („Abenteuerlicher Roman im Robinsonaden-Stil. Das Frontispiz zeigt die Rettung des Kindes aus einem Fluß“); Weber/Mithal 151; vgl. Hadley 47. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Bewundernswürdige Geschichte eines adelichen Findelkindes, nebst sonderbaren Begebenheiten, welche mit diesem Wundermädgen bis zu ihrer Vermählung mit einem hohen Prinzen sich zugetragen, Findelkind

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        Recherches philosophiques sur les américains, ou mémoires intéressants pour servir à l'histoire humaine

      S.n.. The second edition of the first two volumes and the first edition of the third, which contains Pernety's defense of the Americans and a refutation of Paw. Brunet, 28465.Contemporary blue wrappers, titled in red and black. Very good copies.The work consists of a primarily ethnographic discussion of the American continent. It contains a curious account of hermaphrodites in Florida and the practice of circumcision and infibulation. Paw emphasizes several times the inferiority of the indigenous American population and includes several articles on African Americans, Native Americans, and Central America, but also a great deal on geographical, climatic, botanical and naturalistic considerations.Paw was a Dutch philosopher and scholar who contributed to the Encyclopedia. Lacks to foot of spines, tables unopened.   S.n. A Berlin 1771 in-8 (18,7x12cm) 326 (24 de table) pp., 366 (30 de table pp., 247 pp. 3 volumes brochés

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        Lettres patentes ; Edits ; Arrests ; Declarations. de l'année 1771

      Chez P. G. Simon 1771 - - Chez P. G. Simon, à Paris 1771, in-4 (19,5x25,8cm), 481pp., relié. - Réunion intéressante de 106 édits, arrêts, lettres patentes et déclarations allant du 22 février au 31 décembre de l'année 1771. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurs cloisonnées ; roulette en queue et tête. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Sur le plat supérieur, une pièce de cuir arrachée de 3 x 5 cm. Mors supérieur fendu en queue. Frottements. 3 coins émoussés. Ces arrêts et autres lois concernent la vie économique, administrative, judiciaire et économique du pays. Une table des matières manuscrite en fin d'ouvrage, la même main ayant paginé le volume. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Interesting meeting of 106 edicts, judgments, statements and letters patent from February 22 to 31 December 1771. Full mottled brown calf contemporary. Back to nerves decorated with flowers 4 compartmentalized; roulette tail and head. Parts of title in red morocco. On the top, a piece of leather torn from 3 x 5 cm board. Upper joint split tail. Friction. 3 corners bumped. These judgments and other laws related to the economic, administrative, judicial and economic life of the country. A table of contents handwritten end of the book, with the same hand paginated volume. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! 481pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Collection of the several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean.

      London: Printed for the author, 1769-1771. Two volumes bound as one, quarto, with the 1769 dedication and the half titles, four folding maps and 12 plates (four folding); a couple of inked marginalia in an early French hand; a fine copy in modern binding of full tan morocco, with the bookplate of Hobill Cole, and Fred Eager's blind-stamped initials on the title-page. First edition of Dalrymple's crucial history of the early voyages to the Southern Ocean: the very rare first issue with an earlier (1769 as against the usual 1770) title-page to the first volume, and the dedication dated 1 April 1769 at the start and 14 May 1769 at the end. Dalrymple's book is anyway one of the foundation books for any voyage library: this rare, earlier issue is especially desirable, 'exceedingly rare, and... only a few copies extant' (Hill). This issue is referred to in the Kroepelien catalogue where Du Rietz describes it as 'very rare, not seen' and mentions that it has 'another dedication'. The dedication follows similar lines to the regular issue but does indeed have substantial textual differences to the regular version (which is dated 1 Jan 1770 at the end). There are various other differences between the two issues; the plates correspond to the listing by Dalrymple in his Introduction, except for the additional unlisted plate of "Teepye lobsters".The book's publication effectively announced the dawn of the golden age of Pacific exploration. Dalrymple had collected together all the major accounts of Spanish and Dutch voyages: beginning with Magellan's voyage of 1519, the Spanish accounts include Mendana's voyage to the Solomon Islands in 1595, and that of De Quiros in 1606. The Dutch accounts include those of Le Maire, Schouten, Tasman and Roggeveen. Dalrymple's long introduction on trade and his 'investigation of what may be farther expected in the South Sea' expound his belief in the existence of a "Great Southern Continent", a theory only laid to rest when Cook later sailed right over it. Publication was timely: Cook's first voyage had not conclusively established the existence or otherwise of Terra Australis and Cook himself recognised that another expedition was required to settle the question. In 1772 he embarked on his second voyage, taking with him his copy of Dalrymple's two volumes: 'they could never have had a more devoted reader. As a compendium of documents in a field which Dalrymple, among geographical scholars, had taken peculiarly to himself, they were invaluable' ( Beaglehole II, p. lxxxix).Dalrymple had in fact originally been offered the command of the Endeavour voyage to observe the transit of Venus, but partly because of his insistence on being given an Admiralty commission, the command had gone to Cook instead. His disappointment is hinted at in the remarkable "undedications" of this work: to Byron 'who discovered scarcely anything but Patagonians' and to Wallis, the discoverer of Tahiti, who 'infatuated with female blandishments forgot for what he went abroad and hastened back to amuse the European world with stories of enchantments... '. In good crisp condition in a modern binding.

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        Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II until the Sea-battle off La Hogue.

      London: W. Stahan and T. Cadell, 1771. Two volumes, quarto, with the erratum leaf in the second volume; a very good set in contemporary polished calf, with double spine labels in red and green morocco. A handsome set in a contemporary binding of this history of Great Britain and Ireland in the seventeenth century. The work caused a mild sensation when it was published because of Dalrymple's unvarnished use of letters from the French ambassadors in England to their courts, as well as the correspondence of Charles II, James II, William, and Mary.Sir John Dalrymple (1726-1810), fourth baronet of Cranstoun was educated at the university of Edinburgh and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1748 he was admitted to the Scottish bar, and succeeded to the baronetcy in 1771 on the death of his father Sir William Dalrymple. A reasonably prolific essayist, the Memoirs was his most significant work, with this second edition appearing the same year as the first. Illustrated by access to state papers in France and England, the work caused a stir, particularly because of its relevations regarding the personal motives behind the actions of many eminent statesmen. David Hume was not confident about the work's value as political history, but could not resist its insights into 'the biographical and anecdotal history of the times' (quoted in DNB).The second edition, a revised edition was published in 1790. Extremities a little worn and hinges just starting although still firm.

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        Voyage autour du Monde, par la frégate du roi La Boudeuse, et la flûte l'Etoile; en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769.

      Paris: chez Saillant & Nyon, 1771. Quarto, with twenty engraved charts, mostly folding, and three plates of boats; in a well-preserved contemporary French binding of cat's-paw mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, brown leather label. The first French circumnavigation and the beginning of French exploration of the golden age, and of French involvement in the Pacific. This is the first edition of Bougainville's narrative account of his great voyage; its publication created enormous interest in Europe and was largely responsible for building up the romantic vision of a South Sea paradise where Rousseau's noble savage lived in a state of blissful innocence.Bougainville's expedition passed through the Strait of Magellan in January 1768. After some time looking for the mythical "Davis Land", said to be off the Chilean coast, they started on a direct route across the Pacific. They discovered the Tuamotus, sighted Tahiti in April, then visited Samoa, sailed through Melanesia, sighted the Great Barrier Reef, and passed through the Solomons and New Britain, to Batavia.Bougainville, not knowing of Wallis's stop there a year earlier, thought that he had discovered Tahiti, and his lengthy account of the island group is an interesting counterpart to Wallis's account. The vocabulary of three hundred words that he prints is the first such vocabulary of any Polynesian language to appear.It was only the Great Barrier Reef that prevented Bougainville landing on Australian soil. He had specifically set out to reach "New Holland" by running west from Quiros's "Espiritu Santo", but turned away from the obvious barrier presented by the reef. Had he made it, 'he would have come to the Australian coast near Cooktown, and would, likely enough, have been wrecked where Cook was wrecked two years later... ' (Wood). Half-title lightly stained, one or two spots and repairs, but an extremely good copy.

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        Dioptricae Pars prima ... De explicatione principorum; Pars secunda ... De constructione telescopiorum dioptricorum; Pars tertia ... De constructione microscopiorum.

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1769-1771. First edition, and a very fine copy, of Euler's rare work on optics, 'widely known and important in the physics of the eighteenth century' and which 'laid the foundations of the calculation of optical systems' (DSB). The first volume presents his general theory of optics, including his prediction of the possibility of constructing achromatic lenses. The second and third volumes discuss the construction of the telescope and the microscope. "Next to the lunar theory, the most important subject which exercised the genius of [18th century] mathematicians was the improvement of the achromatic telescope" (Edinburgh Encyclopedia, Vol. 6). "In the second half of his life, from 1750 on and throughout his sixties, Leonhard Euler worked intensively on problems in geometric optics. His goal was to improve in several ways optical instruments, in particular, telescopes and microscopes. Besides the determination of the enlargement, the light intensity and the field of view, he was primarily interested in the deviations from the point-by-point imaging of objects (caused by the diffraction of light passing through as system of lenses), and also in the even less tractable deviations which arise from the spherical shape of the lenses... As was his custom, he collected his results in a grandly conceived textbook, the Dioptrica (1769-1771). This book deals with the determination of the path of a ray of light through a system of diffracting spherical surfaces, all of which have their centres on a line, the optical axis of the system. In a first approximation, Euler obtains the familiar formulae of elementary optics. In a second approximation he takes into account the spherical and chromatic aberrations" (Habicht). "Since the time of Huygens and Newton theoretical optics had not progressed any further than applied optics. In particular no one had re-examined Newton's demonstration of the impossibility of correcting chromatic aberration in lenses. In Proposition III, Experiments 7 and 8 in his Opticks, Newton examined the possibility of suppressing chromatic aberration in telescope objectives by using a lens system consisting of two lenses of different refractive indices. The refrangibility of one substance cancelling the dispersion provoked by the other, one obtained at the end of the objective reconstituted white light, but this would only occur if he employed lenses of infinite focal length - an impossibility. This result caused him to abandon the refracting telescope and to construct a reflecting one. "Newton's work had such authority that for more than thirty years no one thought of reviewing his conclusions. Physicists and mathematicians held to the opinion that it was impossible to make an achromatic lens by associating two different substances... [Euler] began at the point where Newton left off, and produced a lens-combination formed of two concave lenses whose intervening space was filled with water. Studying refraction in each medium and for each colour he showed that it was possible to correct colour dispersion and gave the corresponding formulae" (Dumas, Scientific Instruments of the 17th and 18th Century and their Makers, pp. 153-4). Becker Collection 126; British Optical Association Library and Museum Catalogue I, p. 65; DSB IV, 482; Poggendorff I, 690; W. Habicht (ed.), Opera Omnia III-9 Commentationes Opticae. Three volumes, large 4to (245 x 197 mm), pp. [iv], 337; [vi], 592 (recte 584, pagination jumps 240-249 but signatures Gg4-Hh1 continuous); [viii], 440, with six folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt spine labels. A fine and clean set.

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        Observations Sur La Cure Radicale De Plusieurs Polypes De La Matrice, De La Gorge Et Du Nez Operee Par De Nouveaux Moyens Inventes Par M. Levret

      Chez Didot le jeune. Third edition, revised, corrected and augmented. Illustrated with 6 folding plates designed by Levret engraved by Mutel, representing polyps, surgical and obstetric instruments, which were modified and improved by Levret.Plein brown calf contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Partially frayed rotator tail. Bit split in head and tail of the top plate. A dull corner. Owner name was crossed out and snatched the title page, leaving a hole in the papier.André Levret is certainly the most famous eighteenth obstetrician, he has improved the technical and was taken to the court attendant. This important publication covers polyps, soft tumors affecting the mucous membranes, the first chapters dealing exclusively with the female genitals, anus and colon, following the nose and throat. She acknowledges the comments of the practitioner and interventions. This third edition is increased by a supplement "which contains new ways to wear ligatures in deep places, and of the theoretical and practical reflections on the same subjects." --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Didot le jeune à Paris 1771 In 8 (13x20,5cm) xl, 595pp. (4) relié

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        An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or, a copious explanation of the technical terms and phrases employed in the construction, equipment, furniture, machinery, movements, and military operations of a ship. Illustrated with variety of original designs of shiping, [sic] ... To which is annexed, a translation of the French sea-terms and phrases, collected from the works of Mess. Du Hamel, Aubin, Saverien, &c. The second edition, corrected.

      Printed for T. Cadell. 1771 [420]pp, 12 folding engraved plates (plate V bound out of sequence). 4to. A fine clean copy. Handsome full contemporary mottled calf, roll tool gilt borders, ornate gilt floral tooled spine, raised gilt bands, black morocco label. Armorial bookplate of John Gretton, Stapleford.ESTC T71581. First published in 1769.

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        Carte Geographique du Theatre de la Guerre en General representant le Royaume de Hongarie, la Principauté de Transylvanie, et les Royaumes de Croacie, de Dalmacie, de Esclavonie de Bosnie, de Servie, Les Principautés de Moldavie, de Valachie...

      Augsburg. No date. Ca. 1771. Copper plate engraved map with original handcolor in four sheets. Each sheet measures 23 x 28 inches, the map area on each sheet 18 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches. These sheets are not backed or joined but have been loosely attached with a leather tie through two punched holes in the left margin 1 inch outside the left neat line. When joined the map area would measure 37 x 45 1/2 inches. Light creasing and light to moderate toning to sheets, small spill mark in lower margin of what would be the lower left sheet of the complete map, printer's crease in first sheet, pencilled number in upper right margin of each sheet. Overall good to very good condition, and unusual in this state with no trimming to the paper edges. Title continues: Les Provinces de Bessarabie, de Bulgarie, et de Romanie, avec une grande Partie de L'etat de Pologne. A beautifully engraved map with much detail of the Balkan peninsula and adjacent areas. The Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774 was one of a series of wars waged on territory claimed by the Ottoman Empire.

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        The abridgement of the gardeners dictionary containing the best and newest methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit, flower garden, and nursery [...]

      Printed for the author. Mention de sixième édition, révisée et augmentée, illustrée d'un frontispice allégorique de Wale, et de 9 planches dépliantes (serres pour les melons, une autre sur les serres (green house), une troisième d'un plante (polygala), un autre d'une grange, une autre de la rubia (plante)...). Les planches sont reliés dans le désordre.binding en plein veau blond d'époque. spine à nerfs orné de filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. 2 trous de vers en queue. 2 coins ouverts. Un manque sur le plat supérieur. Epidermures sur les plats. Mors inférieur fendu en tête. Manques au mors supérieur en tête et au mors inférieur en queue.  Printed for the author London 1771 In-4 (21x27,5cm) non paginé. A2 A-Zzz4,4A-5Z relié

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        Three printed excerpts relating to the transit of Venus, and magnetic variation in the Pacific.

      London: The Royal Society, 1771. Small quarto, pp. 397-436, with a folding plate and the title page for the Philosophical Transactions Vol. LXI bound in; in marbled wrappers. Three important articles relating to some of the chief scientific concerns of Cook's Endeavour voyage, particularly the Transit of Venus as observed from Tahiti, excerpted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1771. Cook wrote very little for publication: the first piece here, "Observations... at King George's Island in the South Sea" (24 pp. with folding table and engraved plate) was co-written with the Endeavour's astronomer Charles Green. The article features extracts from the Log and an interesting plate which shows diagrammatically the differing readings of Cook and Green. The second article is a more technical piece, "Variations of the compass, as observed on board the Endeavour bark, in a voyage round the world. Communicated by Lieut. James Cook" (11 pp.). The last piece, again "communicated by Capt. James Cook", is a 4-pp. printed letter entitled "Transitus Veneris & Mercurii... 1769, observatus" concerning the 1769 transit of Venus. It was written at Batavia where Cook visited the private observatory of Reverend Johan Mohr and noted in his Journal that the longitude of Batavia was accurately determined by Mohr through measurement of the 1761 transit (see Beaglehole, volume 1, p.442).The Cook bibliographer Holmes noted the first two articles, but not the third. Fine.

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        Zobeide. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden.

      London: T. Cadell, 1771. Octavo, [viii], 80 pp., [iv]; original stitch-holes visible in the gutter, disbound. First edition of this orientalist fantasy (based on Voltaire's unfinished Les Scythes). Since it provides an odd insight into the fame of Banks and Solander on their still very recent return from the Endeavour voyage (they had docked in July, five months earlier) it must be a contender for having the first theatrical allusion to Cook's first voyage.Referring to the play's premiere the night before, an anonymous reviewer (London General Evening Post, 10 December 1771) reported that the highlight of the evening was Oliver Goldsmith's prologue, which 'alludes to the discoveries lately made by Dr. Solander and Mr. Banks. The play is supposed a ship; the theatre a strange company, and the audience characterized under the appellation of different animals. Upon the whole there is merit in the Prologue, and the town was too just to withhold the tribute of approbation.'Banks and Solander were the great heroes of the voyage when it first returned (Magra's unofficial account had already been published with its unauthorised dedication to them for example), but they were subject to endless teasing about the erotic delights of Otaheite. As so often with the eighteenth-century theatre, fuller references and details are scant, but a close reading of the prologue gives wonderful glimpses of the sort of broad farce that one might expect. Spoken by "Mr. Quick, in the Character of a Sailor", it begins: 'In these bold times, when Learning's sons explore / The distant climate, and the savage shore; / When wise astronomers to India steer, / And quit for Venus many a brighter here; / While botanists, all cold to smiles and dimpling, / Forsake the fair, and patiently-go simpling [i.e., gathering plants... ]'.The concluding lines suggestively depict the heroic botanist hoping to "drive a thriving trade", with goods that are "equally fit for gallantry and war." When the offer goes unheeded, he decides he'd "best step back - and order up a sample."The play ran for a respectable thirteen nights with the famous Mrs Yates in the title role. Its author Cradock moved in exalted literary circles, and was a member of the "Catch-Club" founded by Lord Sandwich.

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        Free Thoughts on Seduction, Adultery, and Divorce With Reflections on the Gallantry of Princes, particularly those of the blood-royal of England. Occasioned by the late intrigue between His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and Henrietta, wife of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Grosvenor. Also remarks on the trial at law, between his Lordship and his Royal Highness, in consequence of that illicit amour, with observations on the depositions since taken, in the cause depending in Doctors-commons, between Lord Grosvenor and his Lady.

      London: Printed for J. Bell, 1771. Octavo; half-title restored at an early date, with slightloss of text, uncut in green quarter oasis, green cloth sides. First edition. Kenrick was a journalist and playwright known for his inflammatory writings and his attacks on Goldsmith, Boswell and Johnson. Here he points his poisoned pen at the trial regarding the adulterous relationship between the Duke of Cumberland and the wife of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Grosvenor.A unique work for its time in its strongly stated opinions and use of language about sex, adultery and divorce. In 1773 Kenrick published the first English dictionary to include pronunciations. A few spots and stains, with slight loss of text but a good.

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        Auf einem Felsen sitzender männlicher Akt, mit nach rechts gewandtem Unterkörper, das linke Bein auf dem Felsen aufliegend, und nach links gewandtem Kopf, beide Arme auf dem Felsen aufstützend.

      - Bleistift, auf grünlichem Papier, links unten signiert und datiert „WA Rieder 817.", verso Nachlaßstempel von Wilhelm August Rieder. 22,8:30,2 cm. Leicht stockfleckig, im rechten Bildfeld Knickfalten geglättet; im Bildrand Mitte unten kleiner Einriß. Datierung, Sujet und Ausführung legen die Vermutung nahe, daß es sich hier um eine Arbeit aus der frühen Studienzeit handelt. Der Sohn des Komponisten und Lehrers A. Rieder (1771-1855) studierte ab 1812 an der Wiener Akademie bei H. Maurer (1738-1818). 1823 schloß er sich dem engeren Maler- und Dichterkreis um Franz Schubert an und zählt zu dessen bekanntesten Porträtisten. 1825 unternahm er eine Reise nach Italien, nach Rom und Florenz, und wurde anschließend Zeichenlehrer an der Wiener Ingenieur-Akademie. 1855 übernahm er ein Lehramt an der theresianischen Militärakademie in Wiener Neustadt. 1857-78 hatte er die Stellung des 2. Kustos der Belvedere-Galerie in Wien inne. Seine Hauptthemengebiete waren Porträts, Genrebilder und religiöse Darstellungen.

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        Institutiones pathologiae medicinalis

      Editio tertia - Lipsiae Ioannis PaVli Kravsii 1771 - In-8° relié cartonnage d'attente de l'époque, 1 page de titre [22] 512 pages. Magnifique exemplaire à grandes marges sans rousseurs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Commedia Di Dante Alighieri. Tratta Da Quella, Che Pubblicarono Gli Accademici Della Crusca L'anno 1590. Col Comento Del M. R. P. Pompeo Venturi Della Compagnia Di Gesu'. Con La Vita Del Poeta Scritta Da Leonardo Aretino, 6 Volumes.

      Firence, Resso Luigi Bastianelli, E Compagni, Firenze 1771 - A 6 Volume Set In Original Full Leather Bindings. Volumes Are Published Over Several Years, I.E. 1771 To 1774, But This Is A Set. Leather Binding Is (Moderately) Rubbed, Scuffed, Chipped, Bumped Plus A Few Minor Marks. Two Of The Volumes Have Front Joints Starting To Split But All Holding Together Well. Spine Titles Have Lost All But 2 Of Their Labels. Volume Numbers (Stamped In Gilt) Still Clear. Page Blocks Tight And Sound, Pages White And Clean (With Just The Very Occasional Foxing Spot) But There Are Some Very Occasional Penciled (Small) Notes, Done Neatly In A Scholarly Hand, With The Addition Of Some Hand-Written Notes To Flyleaf Of First Volume, Again Neatly Done. Several Small Neat Inscriptions. Altogether This Is A Relatively Well-Preserved Set, Perfectly Usable, With No Real Need To Rebind. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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