The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1772

        Oeuvre VIIe. Zemire et Azor. Comedie-ballet en vers et en quatre actes. Representee devant sa Majeste a Fontainbleau [Sic] le 9. Novembre 1771, et a la Comedie Italienne le 16. Decembre 1771. Gravee par J. Dezauche. Imprime par Montulay

      . Paris : Houbaut, [ca. 1772]. - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, Widmungsblatt an Madame la Comtesse du Barry), 216 S. Fol. Pgt. d. Zt. Innengelenk schwach. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln auf Titel und auf einige Notenblätter. // Full score. Engraved. Fol. Inner hinges weak. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents. Some pen-annottations to title.. Variant der Erstausgabe. RISM G/GG 4497.

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Paul van Kuik]
 1.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Manuscript letter to his patron Marcassus de Puymaurin, written on the eve of the Kerguelen voyage

      Paris: 26 March, 1772. Closely written two-page letter, 212 x 167 mm., address panel with red wax seal intact; old folds, very good. FINISHED. Preparing to search for the Terra Australis. Intriguing personal letter by Pierre-Marie François de Pagès, French naval officer who sailed with Kerguelen in hopes of settling what would prove to be the mythical Southern Continent. In the letter Pagès talks about his meetings with influential political figures including the Minister of the Marine, discusses his plans for a publication based on his travels, and comments on how he has now been dispatched to Brest to help see the outfitting of a new voyage: he was being dispatched, that is, to join the second voyage to the southern hemisphere of Kerguelen. He did ultimately publish the account discussed in this letter as part of his Voyages autour du monde (1782), a rare book today and of central importance for his account of his own circumnavigation of 1767-1771, as well as the account of the second Kerguelen voyage and his later experiences on whaling ships in the North Sea. Manuscript material relating to any of the French officers involved in these poorly conceived early French voyages is naturally very rare, and this personal and revealing letter is particularly interesting because its recipient Puymaurin was an important patron and supporter of Pagès' career. Pagès (1748-1793) was already a seasoned naval officer when, in 1766, while stationed in Haiti, he was granted leave to travel the world and make observations. He travelled to New Orleans, up the Mississippi to Louisiana, made an important crossing of Texas and Mexico and then sailed to Java, India, Central Asia and Palestine before returning to Marseilles in December 1771. His experience held him in good stead, and he was soon in Paris being granted meetings with very high French officials and planning a book of his peregrinations. This letter is written right in the middle of his Parisian interlude, and shows Pagès petitioning for ongoing work, and in fact trying to rustle up further support for his proposed book. He writes that he has met the Archbishop of Toulouse (an odd admission until one works out that the Archbishop, Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne (1727-1794), was an important political figure of his day, later the finance minister of Louis XVI). In a long passage Pagès goes on to detail how he has been kept waiting by the Minister of the Marine (then Pierre Étienne Bourgeois de Boynes), but still has high hopes of his voyage account being approved, although it now seems that he will have to delete all of the references to the more secret aspects of the French navy and marine fortifications - no doubt because of their political sensitivity. The comments on his meetings with de Boynes are significant because it was Pagès' relationship with this senior Minister which led directly to his appointment with Kerguelen. Hence, Pagès continues, he has been summoned to the Naval base in Brest, to take advantage of his long experience, for the outfitting of a new voyage. This was, of course, the second Kerguelen expedition, which sailed from Brest in March 1773, but was many months in the planning. At the time of writing Pagès was in Paris, but the letter is addressed to some of his friends in Toulouse. The Baron Nicolas Joseph Marcassus de Puymaurin (1718-1791) was a member of a wealthy and distinguished family and an important political figure in Toulouse. He was acquainted with royal circles, and Pagès (born in Toulouse) must have been his protégé. The letter also mentions a Mr. d'Arguier, another Toulousain, with an interest in astronomy and science. D'Arguier corresponded with scientists from France and overseas, and must have had a great interest in the results of Pagès' voyages. Pagès did of course sail on the disastrous second voyage of Kerguelen to the Southern Continent in 1773-1774. In 1771 Kerguelen had made his first southern hemisphere voyage, returning in triumph to announce that he had discovered the Great Southern Land, when in fact he had only discovered a wind-swept Antarctic island, now called Kerguelen or "Desolation" Island. The second expedition was an expensive failure, and brought to an end, at last, the long-held French belief in "Gonneville land", a mythical continent based on the accidental southern discoveries of the French sailor De Gonneville at the beginning of the sixteenth century. (J. Dunmore, French Explorers in the Pacific, pp. 196-249). Pagès was no admirer of Kerguelen, and would later be an important and highly critical witness at his former commander's court-martial regarding the dismasting of their vessel during a storm.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Studienblatt mit Skizzen zu Pferden aus einem antiken Reiterkampf.

      . Feder in Braun und Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: S Alliccio. 28,2:40,8 cm. Vertikale Mittelfalte geglättet, leicht vergilbt. Das Pferd, das sich im Vordergrund rechts in gestrecktem Galopp aus dem Bild herausbewegt, ist mit geringen Veränderungen in mehreren Zeichnungen Sabatellis zu finden (vgl. Ausst. Katalog: Luigi Sabatelli (1772-1850). Disegni e Incisioni. Florenz 1978, Nrn. 11, 12 und 64, Abb. 11, 12 und 69).. Nach mehrjährigem Studium in Florenz bei P. Pedroni (1744-1803), in Rom 1788-1792 und Venedig 1794/1795, wurde der als Historienmaler und Radierer tätige Künstler Luigi S. Mitglied der Akademien in Florenz (1799), Carrara (1806), San Luca in Rom (1813) sowie an der Accad. Lig. Genua (1836). 1807/1848 war er Lehrer an der Akademie in Mailand, wurde 1822/25 nach Florenz beurlaubt und in dieser Zeit von F. Hayez vertreten. Die klassizistische Malerei in Mailand wurde neben A. Appiani (1754-1817) von Luigi Sabatelli dominiert. Er war ein Meister der Zeichenkunst, die er an den Werken Michelangelos geschult hatte.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 3.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        TRAVELS THROUGH PORTUGAL AND SPAIN, IN 1772 & 1773.

      London, Printed for the Author, and sold by G. Robinson, T. Becket, and J. Robson, 1775.FIRST EDITION 1775. 4to, approximately 290 x 235 mm, 11½ x 9¼ inches, folding engraved map of Spain and Portugal as frontispiece, 6 engraved plates, 2 folding plus an engraved tailpiece representing the arms of Spain, pages: half - title, title page, iii pages of Preface, list of plates, 1 - 465 plus 6 pages of index, Errata on last page of index, bound in full panelled speckled calf, gilt decorated borders to covers, nicely rebacked with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Board corners very slightly worn, armorial bookplate to first pastedown, name on it erased, half - title slightly creased (due to folding map), small blind library stamp to margin of 3 preliminary leaves and map, 1 on a middle page and 1 on the final page of index, slight foxing to margins of map, the plates have a little light foxing to margins and blank sides, a few top margins have some shallow strips of pale browning, small closed tear neatly repaired at top edge of 2 pages, another to the lower edge of 1 folding plate and 1 text page, also neatly repaired, pale age - browning to a few leaves particularly towards the end of the Appendix. A very good clean tight copy. The plates depict: views of Moorish castles; the aqueduct of Segovia; Our Lady of the Fish from the Escorial; musical notation for the Fandango; a view of the Alhambra; and a bull - fight at Cadiz. See Cox, The Literature of Travel, Volume 1 . MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
 4.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        TRATADOS DE MATEMATICAS

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1772. 404Pag+12Laminas. 22x15. Pasta espanola. Tratado completo de Matematicas para militares. Completo. Mancha en alguna hoja. Rarisssima Obra del siglo XVIII y dificil en comercio.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 5.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        A Voyage round the World . Performed by Order of His most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769? in the Frigate La Boudeuse, and the store-ship L'Etoile

      J. Nourse and T. Davies, London 1772 - Quarto, with five folding maps and a folding plate of canoes, some mild offsetting, the maps neatly refolded; a very good copy in recent polished tan calf, Greek key border to both boards, spine richly gilt, red morocco label. First English edition of Bougainville. First English edition of the first French circumnavigation, translated and with an introduction by Johann Reinhold Forster (according to the preface, although the translation at least is now thought to have been the work of Forster's son Georg). Forster senior calls the voyage 'a work written by a learned, intelligent, and judicious traveller, which abounds with remarkable events and curious observations?', and says that he has edited 'and partially vindicated the British nation where we thought the author had been unjustly partial'. Bougainville sailed from Nantes in November 1766 to the Falkland Islands. They picked up a supply ship, the Etoile, and both ships passed through the Strait of Magellan in January 1768, spent time looking for the mythical "Davis Land", said to be off the Chilean coast, and then started on a direct route across the Pacific. Bougainville discovered the Tuamotus, and in April sighted and thought he had discovered Tahiti, not knowing that Wallis had been there the previous year. He visited Samoa, sailed through Melanesia, sighted the Great Barrier Reef, and passed through the Solomons, and New Britain, to Batavia. It was in fact 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' "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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        JARDIN DE MARIA, PLANTADO EN EL PRINCIPADO DE CATALUNA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Gerona. 1772. 3h (1 grabado)+424Pag+24Pag. Pergamino. 20x15. La Obra que presentamos recoge las peregrinaciones hechas por el religioso gerundense Dominico Narciso Camos a todas las ermitas de los obispados de Cataluna, desde el Rosellon a Tortosa y desde Andorra hasta el litoral. Magnifica Obra. Muy buen estado. Ref- 9.4 Biblioteca AD.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Dissertatio philosophica de usu et efficacia campanarum adversum tempestates quam una cum thesibus ex universa philosophia in Lyceo Tridentino praeside p. Gaspare Savoy . suscepit . d. Philippus Petrus Consolati . : mense Julio anno MDCCLXXII

      Ex typographia episcopali Monauniana, Tridenti. 1772 - Nato ad Anterivo in Val di Fiemme il 13 ottobre 1730, entrò nei Gesuiti come novizio a Landesberg il 12 ottobre 1747. Studiò all?università di Ingolstad ed ebbe come professore di filosofia il P. Margold. Fu missionario, insegnò poesia e tra il 1768 e il 1773 filosofia nel Collegio di Trento. Soppressa la Compagnia di Gesù, continuò ad insegnare nel seminario vescovile per un anno, quindi andò ad Anterivo come curato, dove morì il 2 dicembre 1785. Mente illuminata ed acuta pubblicò tre opere: nel 1770 la "Dissertatio philosophica de planeticolis ", sull?abitabilità della luna e degli altri pianeti, nel 1772 la "Dissertatio philosophica de usu et efficacia campanarum adversum tempestates " e nel 1784 la "Dissertatio canonico-physico-historico æquitatem juxta necessitatem demonstrans mortuos extra urbes et oppida sepeliendi". Opera molto rara (non presente in ICCU) e curiosa che vuole dimostrare l?efficacia della campane contro le tempeste ed in particolar modo la grandine. Opera dedicata al Principe Vescovo Cristoforo Sizzo del quale è presente lo stemma nobiliare in xilografia. Esemplare con buon margine. Formato: XII, 92 p. 4° (24 cm), carta remondiniana. Buono, ordinari segni d?uso e del tempo, piccolo buchetto fuori da testo all'ultima pagina.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The poems of Mark Akenside

      London -W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1772. London -W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1772 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early poetical anthology from the English poet, Mark Akenside. First collected edition, published the same year as the first. Mark Akenside rose from humble beginnings to considerable eminence in medicine and literature. He combines vivid reuse of classical mythology with an awareness of the scientific developments of the Enlightenment. His most famous work, The Pleasures of Imagination, is included within this volume. From the private library of theologian and professor of philosophy, David A. Pailin. Condition: Rebound in smart half crushed morocco binding, with gilt lettering to the spine and cloth covered boards. Externally, smart with little, if any, shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound bright, and generally clean, with only some very occasional instances of spotting to the first and last leaves. David Pailin's bookplate neatly pasted to the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Supplément au Voyage de M. de Bougainville ; ou Journal d'un Voyage autour du Monde, Fait par MM. Banks & Solander, Anglois, en 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771

      Saillant & Nyon, Paris 1772 - Octavo, blind-stamped ex-libris to half title; contemporary French marbled calf, flat spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label; very slight rubbing to joints but a fine tall copy with good margin. First French edition. A fine copy of the first French account of Cook's Endeavour voyage, and the first French book on the east coast of Australia. Fréville translates the text now considered to be by Magra, which - published in English in 1771 - was the unauthorised and earliest account of the progress of the Endeavour voyage (see previous item). This is one of two probably simultaneous issues, this one having the "Supplément" title-page; in this form the publishers intended the book to complement the octavo edition of Bougainville's voyage. The work also includes two interesting additions that did not appear in the original London edition. The 'Lettre de M. de Commerson' is by the famed naturalist from Bougainville's circumnavigation, who remained behind at Mauritius to continue his research. Continuing the parade of famous explorers included in this short work, the letter itself is said to have been conveyed to France by none other than Kerguelen, promoter of the "Terre Australe". while the second supplement is equally important: the 'Lettre de M. le B. de G.' is a learned treatise on the possibility of a northwest passage, written at Königsberg (modern Kaliningrad), and quoting from experts on the region such as Gmelin, Muller, and Engel. Although the identity of this scholar remains hazy, it is surprising that such an interesting - and relatively early - report on the northwest passage has been largely ignored. Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue further notes that a letter from Sir Joseph Banks to the Académie des Sciences is also quoted in the introduction, said to have first been published in the Journal des Savans. Despite his best efforts to distance himself from Magra's work (including having the false dedication in the London edition removed), it appears that his unwilling association with the work continued on the continent. Indeed, one of the attractive aspects of this copy is not only the fine contemporary French binding, but the spine label which reads 'Voyage de Solander': it was not unusual for Banks to be given top-billing in the excitement of the return of the Endeavour, but there cannot be too many examples that plump for Solander. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        ESPECTACULO DE LA NATURALEZA, PARTE VI, TOMOXII.

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1772. Mecanizacion, alimentos y tratado Textil con numerosas laminas (fotos). 3h+240pag+1h. 22x15. Perfecto estado por su epoca. Magnifica Obra. Ref 1.5 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 11.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Wägwisare genom Stockholms höfdingedöme. Med Kongl. Maij:ts allernådigste privilegio utgifwen år 1772.

      Tryckt hos Wennberg och Nordström, Stockholm, 1772. 136 s. + graverat titelblad samt 1 utvikbar, graverad och handkolorerad karta i samtida kolorit. Senare (1890-tal?), marmorerat pappband med förgylld ryggtiteletikett. Joh. Ax. Almquists exlibris på klistrade försättsbladet. Ytterfalsarna med begynnande sprickor i pärmpapperet, bindningen likväl fast. Den utvikbara kartan med obetydligt litet veck i nedre marginalen samt liten reva om ca 5 mm och ett par små lagerfläckar, i övrigt mycket välhållen.. Den utvikbara kartan är "i koppar stucken af Carl Bergqvist och Fred. Akrel"

      [Bookseller: Aspingtons Antikvariat]
 12.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Critical Observations on the Art of Dancing; To which is added, A Collection of Cotillons or French Dances

      London: Printed for the Author. [ca. 1772]. Octavo. Modern marbled boards. 1f. (title), 2ff., 2ff. (subscribers list), 184 pp. Bound with: A New Collection of Forty-four Cotillons, With Figures properly adapted; also The Music for Six select Dances, Two of which may be used as Cotillons. [London]: Printed for Giovanni Andrea Gallini. 10, [i] (index) pp. followed by the music to 46 consecutively numbered dances (most 2 pp. each) together with performance nstructions + 4ff. containing 6 pp. of printed music (4 additional dances). Slightly browned and foxed; small tear to inner margin of second leaf of subscribers list; preliminary leaves guarded at inner margins. Quite a good, crisp, wide-margined copy overall. . Beaumont pp. 79-80. Magriel p. 99. Schwartz & Schlundt p. 27. The first two chapters contain a history of dance (largely indebted to Cahusac's La danse ancienne et moderne); the third chapter discusses the positive aspects of dance education, including its affect on posture and bearing. The work goes on to describe the ballroom, explain floor patterns, illustrate true and false positions, etc., and provides a glossary.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
 13.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Studienblatt mit Skizzen zu Pferden aus einem antiken Reiterkampf.

      . Feder in Braun und Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: S Alliccio. 28,2:40,8 cm. Vertikale Mittelfalte geglättet, leicht vergilbt. Das Pferd, das sich im Vordergrund rechts in gestrecktem Galopp aus dem Bild herausbewegt, ist mit geringen Veränderungen in mehreren Zeichnungen Sabatellis zu finden (vgl. Ausst. Katalog: Luigi Sabatelli (1772-1850). Disegni e Incisioni. Florenz 1978, Nrn. 11, 12 und 64, Abb. 11, 12 und 69).. Nach mehrjährigem Studium in Florenz bei P. Pedroni (1744-1803), in Rom 1788-1792 und Venedig 1794/1795, wurde der als Historienmaler und Radierer tätige Künstler Luigi S. Mitglied der Akademien in Florenz (1799), Carrara (1806), San Luca in Rom (1813) sowie an der Accad. Lig. Genua (1836). 1807/1848 war er Lehrer an der Akademie in Mailand, wurde 1822/25 nach Florenz beurlaubt und in dieser Zeit von F. Hayez vertreten. Die klassizistische Malerei in Mailand wurde neben A. Appiani (1754-1817) von Luigi Sabatelli dominiert. Er war ein Meister der Zeichenkunst, die er an den Werken Michelangelos geschult hatte.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 14.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Beschreibung von Arabien aus eigenen Beobachtungen und im Lande selbst gesammleten Nachrichten abgefasset.

      Köpenhamn, N. Möller, 1772. 4:o. XLVII,(1),431,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell & 19 grav. plr varav 4 utvikbara och 2 handkolorerade & 6 utvikbara grav. kartor varav 1 gränskolorerad. Med en grav. titelvinjett och en grav. vinjett på s. V. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett av glättad papp och rödstänkta snitt. Bruna klistermarmorerade pärmsidor. Ryggen småfläckig och med ett litet hål nedtill. Bra inlaga med en del obetydliga lagerfläckar. En gammal stpl på titelbladet med initialerna "C. K. B.". Bibliotheca danica II:555. Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) var tysk matematiker, kartograf och forskningsresand i dansk tjänst. Han antogs 1758 av danska regeringen till medlem av vetenskaplig expedition till Arabien. Som dansk ingenjörlöjtnant med uppgift att utföra de geografiska uppmätningarna avreste han tillsammans med fyra vetenskapsmän 1761 till Egypten. Med på expeditionen var bl.a. även Linnélärjungen Peter Forsskål. Expeditionen splittrades av inre stridigheter, framförallt riktade mot filologen F. C. von Haven som t.o.m. beskylldes för mordförsök. Antagligen spelade Forsskåls dokumenterade temperament och envishet en inte obetydlig roll i motsättningarna. Både Forsskål och von Haven avled emellertid i nuvarande Jemen under våren 1763

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
 15.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Critical Observations on the Art of Dancing; To which is added, A Collection of Cotillons or French Dances

      London Printed for the Author [ca. 1772]. Octavo. Modern marbled boards. 1f. (title), 2ff., 2ff. (subscribers list), 184 pp. Bound with: A New Collection of Forty-four Cotillons, With Figures properly adapted; also The Music for Six select Dances, Two of which may be used as Cotillons. [London]: Printed for Giovanni Andrea Gallini. 10, [i] (index) pp. followed by the music to 46 consecutively numbered dances (most 2 pp. each) together with performance nstructions + 4ff. containing 6 pp. of printed music (4 additional dances). Slightly browned and foxed; small tear to inner margin of second leaf of subscribers list; preliminary leaves guarded at inner margins. Quite a good, crisp, wide-margined copy overall.. Beaumont pp. 79-80. Magriel p. 99. Schwartz & Schlundt p. 27. The first two chapters contain a history of dance (largely indebted to Cahusac's La danse ancienne et moderne); the third chapter discusses the positive aspects of dance education, including its affect on posture and bearing. The work goes on to describe the ballroom, explain floor patterns, illustrate true and false positions, etc., and provides a glossary.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
 16.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        A voyage round the world. Performed by order of his most christian majesty, in the years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster.

      London, J. Nourse & T. Davies, 1772.4to. Contempoary calf, rebacked with the original spine laid dow, spine richly gilt. With engraved folding plate depicting Tahitian canoes and 5 folding engraved maps. XXVIII,476 pp.* First English edition; first published in Paris in 1771: Voyage autour du monde. - First official French circumnavigation of the world. Louis Antoine Bougainville gives an account of the discovery, occupation and natural history of the Falkland Islands, which he handed over to Spain. He describes in detail the expulsion of the Jesuits of Paraguay, his visits to Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo and Patagonia in South America, the Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti (a vocabulary of Tahiti is added), the Samoa Islands, the New Hebrides, the Solomon, Luisiada, and New Britain archipelago, the Moluccas, etc. are described. Bougainville created a great deal of interest among the French in the Pacific and the French philosophers could substantiate the theories concerning the question of the 'noble savage' and the influence of society and it laws on men. On Tahiti became evident that the botanist's valet was a woman, Jeanne Barre; she stayed with the expedition and became the first woman on record to have circumnavigated the globe. The translator was John Reinhold Forster, the naturalist who accompanied Cook on his second voyage. - A fine copy.Sabin 6869; Hill 165; Borba de Moraes I, p.115; Dunmore, French explorers in the Pacific pp.58-113; Brosse, Great voyages of discovery, pp.24-32.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
 17.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Le guide ou nouvelle description d'Amsterdam, enseignant aux voyageurs, et aux negoçians sa splendeur, son commerce, & la description de ses edifices, ruës, ports, canaux, ponts, ecluses, &c. Nouvelle edition augmentée considerablement. Including: Tarif general des Provinces Unies pour les droits d'entrée & de sortie que payent les marchandises, tant en ce païs qu'à la Mer Baltique, au passage du Sont.Amsterdam, Paul de la Feuille, 1720, [1718]. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With 28 plates (20 double-page engraved folding plates with the most famous buildings of Amsterdam, 8 folding engraved plates printed on both sides of 4 leaves of Dutch and European flags). Antique style mottled calf, with richly gold-tooled spine.

      Nijhoff & V. Hattum 117; cf. Cat. Goldsmith I,10831 (ed. 1772); not in Einaudi. Enlarged third and best edition - the first with running text instead of dialogues - of an interesting description of the city of Amsterdam together with a part containing the tariff rates for import and export of all kinds of goods and merchandise imposed by the Seven Dutch United Provinces in alphabetical order. Fine copy in a very well preserved binding.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 18.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Astronomische Abhandlungen zu weiterer Ausführung der astronomischen Anfangsgründe. Erste u. Zweite Sammlung in 2 Bänden. Göttingen, Vandenhöck Witwe 1772-74. 8°. 14 Bll., 477 S.; 18 Bll., 442 S., 1 Bl. mit 12 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Hldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. Rsch.

      . . Poggendorff I, 1217.- BeidAstronomische Abhandlungen zu weiterer Ausführung der astronomischen Anfangsgründe. Erste u. Zweite Sammlung in 2 Bänden. Göttingen, Vandenhöck Witwe 1772-74. 8°. 14 Bll., 477 S.; 18 Bll., 442 S., 1 Bl. mit 12 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Hldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. Rsch. e Bände selten.- Der Mathematiker u. Dichter A. G. Kästner (1719-1800) war ab 1756 Prof. der Mathematik u. Physik an der Univ. Göttingen u. ab 1763 auch Director der Sternwarte. Für die beiden Jahrzehnte 1760-80, waren Kaestner's Vorlesungen in Göttingen Epoche bildend.- Enth. u.a. Abhandlungen über logarithmische Tafeln, trigonometrische Untersuchungen, dioptrische Sätze von einzelen Gläsern, Mikrometer u. Fernrohre.- Nur leicht gebräunt, Vorsätze u. Titel gestempelt, die dekorativen Einbände etw. berieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Phédon, ou entretiens sur la spiritualité et l'immortalité de l'âme. Traduit de l'allemand par M. Junker.

      Paris et Bayeux, Saillant et Lepelley 1772 - Edition originale de la traduction française; in-8, veau fauve marbré, dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, caissons ornés de fleurons et dentelle dorés avec double filet en encadrement, coupes filetées, coiffes guillochées, tranches rouges, reliure de l'époque en parfait et rare état, gardes marbrées avec une ancienne étiquette 'Bibliothèque de Lumigny"; XXIV + 342 + (2) pp. ; frontispice d'après Monet, gravé par Ménil. Précédé d'une vie de Socrate, cet essai est composé en trois dialogues, à la manière du "Phédon" de Platon, intérieur en très bon état de fraîcheur; ex. dans un état exceptionnel de conservation; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Partie De L'Amerique Septentrionale, qui comprend le Canada, la Louisiane, le Labrador, le Groenland, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride &c

      Paris: , 1772 Paris, 1772. unbound. Map. Engraving with original outline coloring. Two sheets joined. Image measures 22 5/8 x 17 inches. Nice early edition Bonne's Eastern part of North America, with the name Canada prominently featured in the centerof the Great Lakes. Two separate maps have been professionally joined and line up well to show the region in detail during the beginnings of the American Revolution. Centerfold as issued, some foxing near the scale but otherwise a good example. Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. He served as Hydrographer to France, and during his term, he produced a numbered of detailed and useful maps, particularly of coastal regions. His work is often devoid of decorative cartouches and compasses roses and marks a turn in European mapmaking away from decoration toward technical mapping.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
 21.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Tal, om Den tilväxt och nytta, som Vetenkaperne i allmänhet, särdeles Natural-Historien, redan vunnit och ytterligare kunna vinna, genom undersökningar i Söder-haftet, hället för Kongl. Vetenskaps-Academien, vid Praesisii Nedläggande, Den 31 Octob. 1778.Stockholm, George Lange, 1778. 8vo. With large engraved vignette on title. 40 pp. Disbound.

      Du Rietz, Cook 4; not in Beddie, or found recorded elsewhere. First edition of the first publication by Andrew Sparrman on his researches made as Cook's companion on the latter's second expedition around the world in the years 1772 to 1775. Sparrman had joined Cook's expedition at the Cape of Good Hope and served as the expedition's natural historian. The present work is the paper he read to the Swedish Royal Academy at Stockholm on the most important results of his own work while taking part in Cook's second expedition. Sparrman's full account of Cook's second expedition was only published in 1783. Fine, uncut copy of a rare pamphlet.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 22.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Voyage en Californie pour l'observation du passage de Vénus sur le disque du Soleil, Le 3 Juin 1769 ; Contenant les observations de ce phénomène, & la description historique de la route de l'Auteur à travers le Mexique. Par feu M. Chappe d'Auteroche, de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Rédigé & publié par M. de Cassini fils, de la même Académie, Directeur en survivance de l'Observatoire Royal de Paris, &C.

      A Paris, chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie & le Génie, rue Dauphine à l'Image Notre-Dame. M. DCC. LXXII. 1772. 1772 - 1 vol. in-4° (264 x 204 mm.) de : [2] ff. (Faux-titre, Titre), 170 pp., [1] f. (Registres de l'Académie, Privilège). 1 plan gravé dépliant, 1 table dépliante, 3 planches gravées. Plein veau marbré d'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, triple filet doré d'encadrement des plants, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges, gardes de papier marbré. (Quelques petites piqûres, quelques feuillets légèrement brunis, petits trous de vers à la charnière du mors inférieur, mors supérieurs légèrement fendus). Edition originale de la relation d’une des premières expéditions scientifiques en Californie, publiée par Jean-Dominique II de Cassini. Jean Chappe d’Auteroche (1728-1769), membre de l’Académie des Sciences, avait déjà été chargé d’une mission à Tobolsk en Sibérie, en juin 1761 dans le même but : observer le passage de Vénus sur le disque du soleil. Ce phénomène astronomique rare, dit transit de Vénus, ne dure que quelques heures et son observation était cruciale, puisqu’elle permettait à l’époque d’établir par la méthode de la parallaxe la distance terre-soleil. Ayant défini que la baie de Californie offrait les meilleures conditions pour l’observation du phénomène, l’Académie envoya Chappe d’Auteroche à la tête de sa seconde mission pour observer le transit de Vénus. Les Espagnols, quand ils eurent connaissance du projet, en conçurent une certaine méfiance, et se décidèrent à précipiter le départ de Gaspar de Portola (1716-1784) pour la colonisation du nord de la Californie. Streeter décrit l’ouvrage comme : « une relation palpitante d’une course contre la montre pour atteindre le Sud de la Californie avant le transit de Vénus. Malgré des retards angoissants, qui commencèrent en Espagne et bien qu’elle ne soit pas passée loin d’un désastre, l’expédition atteignit son but à la fin du mois de mai. Deux jours après l’observation du transit, le petit groupe de Chappe d’Auteroche fut frappé par une fièvre maligne. L’astronome qui soigna les malades et les mourants, fut à son tour atteint et mourut le premier août. L’appréciation que Mr. Cowan donne de l’ouvrage est très incorrecte, lorsqu’il affirme « que le phénomène était seulement observable depuis la côte de Californie ». Il était en fait visible dans tout l’hémisphère ouest et des expéditions d’observation furent envoyés dans différentes stations. L’Espagne non seulement était au courant de l’expédition, mais finit par coopérer de toutes les manières possibles pour sa réussite ». C’est Jean-Dominique II de Cassini qui récupéra le matériel rassemblé par Chappe d’Auteroche et qui fut chargé de le publier. Cassini explique dans la préface que la première partie consacrée au voyage et à la description de la Californie a souffert de la mort précoce de son auteur, qui, pressé par le temps à l’aller, pensait profiter du retour qu’il n’accomplit jamais pour étoffer ses observations. Cassini jugea donc bon, pour compenser cette partie que l’auteur ne put rédiger, d’intégrer dans l’ouvrage une lettre d’Alzate sur l’histoire naturelle des environs de la ville de Mexico. Les deux planches d'histoire naturelle sont dessinées par Fourgeroux et gravées par Haussard. Selon différentes sources, la carte de Mexico est certainement également tirée de celle de Jose Antonio Alzate (1737-1799) scientifique et journaliste mexicain, auteur de différents articles en botanique, médecine et zoologie et correspondant de l’Académie des Sciences. La partie astronomique, qui fait l’intérêt de l’ouvrage, est fiable, complète et précise. Cassini ajoute : « J’ai terminé cet ouvrage par un exposé des travaux qu’a occasionné depuis deux siècles la recherche de la parallaxe du soleil. Le lecteur y verra peut-être avec plaisir rassemblés sous un même point de vue les résultats des observations des deux derniers passages de Vénus sur le Soleil, faites dans les différentes contrées. » Exemplaire agréable, grand de marges et bien relié. 1 vol. 4to. 1 folding plan of Mexico city, 1 folding tab

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Les Trois Islets]
 23.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Noticias De La Historia General De Las Islas De Canaria

      Plazulea De Santa Cathalina De Los Donados, 1772. Plazulea De Santa Cathalina De Los Donados, 1772. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1772. 495 pages. No dust jacket. VOLUME I ONLY. Leather bound with gilt lettering on the spine and gilt board edges. History of the Canary Isles. SPANISH. Clean pages with no markings or annotations.The pages are slightly foxed randomly throughout. B&W map has a tear on the connection edge and across the quarter with a few extraneous creases. Marbled end papers. Pen marking on title page (date). Former owner's inscription on the flyleaf has bled. Through and there is small whole in the centre of the inscription. Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners.Rubbing to the spine hinges and Some damage and minor loss to the spine ends. Surface dressing to the leather has been rubbed and scuffed. Sticker on. spine. corners are a little inward bowed.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Die Ursachen der Bewegung der Planeten, der Schwere und des Zusammenhanges der Körper erwiesen von... Mit Titelvignette, manchen Textvignetten, Zierleisten u. 4 gefalt. Kupfern auf Sondertafeln im Anhang.

      Jena, Felix Fickelscherr, 1772,. Kart.der Zeit, [13], 228 S., Beilagen, kl.-8° mit rotem Rückenschildchen. Einband etwas berieben u. abgegriffen; Kanten u. Ecken leicht beschabt, Rückenschildchen teilweise abgeblättert. Titelblatt mehrfach gestempelt u. mit handschiftlichen Besitzersignaturen versehen. Seiten gering altersgebräunt. Ansonst sehr gut erhalten. Besonders selten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
 25.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae

      Johannis Baskerville, Birmingham, 1772 - 4to Edges scuffed and worn; contemporary inscription of title-page; armorial bookplate, later bookplate of Rupert Gunnis, with pencilled note in his date, dated 29.vi.48: " Lord Brougham's prize at the age of 13 from Edinburgh High School" Brunet V:71 8; Gaskell 46; see Reed, Old English Letter Foundries John Baskerville (1706-1775) was the greatest printer of his era. A writing master, he also carried on a successful varnishing business in Birmingham. In about 1750 he began to make experiments in letter founding, and produced the wonderful series of types now named after him. His first book, the Virgil of 1757, was also the first to be printed upon woven paper. In 1758 he became printer to Cambridge University: all of his books bear show fine craftsmanship and a restrained sense of design. In the last few years before his death, Baskerville published a few Latin classics in quarto and duodecimo. "All these bear the marks of unabated genius even in his declining days: and suffice, had he printed nothing else, to distinguish him as the first typographer of his time" (Reed). Contemporary full tree calf, edges rolled gilt, arms centrally stamped gilt on covers, spine neatly rebacked with raised bands and contrasting spine label lettered gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Hudibras, In Three Parts; Written in the Time of the Late Wars. In two volumes

      London -C Bathurst et al, 1772. London -C Bathurst et al, 1772 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Samuel Butler's brilliant satirical epic written and set against the background of the Civil War. Third Edition, 'corrected and amended. With large annotations, and a preface, by Zachary Grey'. With a portrait frontispiece andseveral plates throughout, some folding. Complete, three parts in two volumes. With armorial bookplates of Maj. General Paget to front pastedowns, and crested bookplatesof Ingestre Hall to front free-endpaper. Hudibras is an English mock heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler. The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was begun, according to the title page, during the civil war and published in three parts in 1663, 1664 and 1678, with the first edition encompassing all three parts in 1684. Hudibras was written in an iambic tetrameter in closed couplets, with surprising feminine rhymes. The dramatic meter portends tales of dramatic deeds, but the subject matter and the unusual rhymes undercut its importance. This verse form is now referred to as Hudibrastic. Hudibras was an extremely popular work with pirate copies and a spurious second part being issued before Butler could produce his genuine second part in 1664. The mock heroic epic and its jaunty verse form known as Hudibrastic became the standard of satire for some time after that with at least twenty-seven direct imitations being produced. Fifty years after the last part was written a new edition was published, with illustrations by William Hogarth, who later became one of the foremost artists of the day. The work remained popular for several centuries as a warning against the zealotry during the Civil War period of English history. Condition: In full sprinkled calf bindings. Externally rubbed, joints starting, wear to heads and tails of spines. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright and clean with just the odd spot, a spill burn to the title of volume II, continuingthrough a few pages. Copperplate ink signatures of Edward Paget to titles, and more modern ink signatures to front blanks. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Finestresius Vindicatus adversus clarissimum Virum Henricum Florezium

      Barcinone, typis Francisci Suriá, et Burgada, 1772. - in-4. 10ff. 214pp. Plein veau porphyre, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale, imprimée à Barcelone, de cet ouvrage du grand juriste catalan Ramón Lazaro de Dou y de Bassols (1742-1832). Premier président des "Corts", il est l'auteur d'un important ouvrage de droit public qui servit longtemps de référence dans les universités espagnoles. Erudit, il fut également le premier à traduire en espagnol "An inquiry into the nature and the causes of the wealth of nations" d'Adam Smith. Le présent ouvrage est un livre d'archéologie dans lequel il prend la défense de son maître, José Finestres (1688-1770), critiqué à propos de son écrit sur les épigraphes romaines de Catalogne (1762). Des rousseurs. Palau, 75985. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
 28.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Le ventriloque, ou l'engastrimythe.

      Londres, de l'Etanville 1772 - 2 parties en un vol. in-12 [168 x 96 mm]. Collation : XXIII, (1), 287, (4), 288-572 pp. Veau, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Edition originale rare du premier livre traitant du ventriloquisme. Envoi de l'auteur en marge du "Prospectus", qui débute l'ouvrage : "Pour monsieur le marquis de Mirabeau, au Luxembourg. De la part de l'auteur. A Paris 20 mai 1772". Un hommage au grand économiste, Victor Riquetti Marquis de Mirabeau (1715-1789), auteur de l' "Ami des hommes". L'abbé de La Chapelle (1710-1792), mathématicien, a aussi été l'inventeur d'un scaphandre. Le présent ouvrage contient p. 27-30 une "Lettre de M. d'Artus . sur les exercices du scaphandre du 7 septembre 1770." "Il publia un travail curieux sur la ventriloquie, qu'il attribue à une grande flexibilité des organes vocaux, que l'exercice peut donner à tout le monde et dont il démontre le mécanisme, expliquant par là les oracles des dieux et une foule de tours capables de frapper la crédulité des ignorants." (Hoeffer). Il a lu à l'Académie des Sciences plusieurs mémoires sur le sujet de la ventriloquie. Querard IV 361 : "Ouvrage curieux, et le plus complet que nous ayons sur cette matière". Petites restaurations aux coiffes. Bon exemplaire. First edition. Rare, probably the first book on ventriloquism. Inscribed by the author to marquis de Mirabeau, l'Ami des hommes. // You can browse all my books on latude.net [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Principal Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland Convened at Edinburgh (1751 to 1772 inclusive)

      Edinburgh Printed by James Davidson and Robert Fleming 1772. Covers worn. Some staining and worm damage to the 1751 extracts. The rest are in very good condition. All title pages bound in First Edition Brown hardback leather cover 310mm x 190mm (12" x 7"). [900pp]. The 22 annual extracts bound in a single volume. Published 1751 - 1772.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 30.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        completa oder Medicinisches Lexicon das alle Benennungen und Kunstwörter welche der Arzneywissenschaft und Apoteckerkunst eigen sind, deutlich und vollständig erkläret ... mit einer Vorrede begleitet von A.v. Haller. Aufs neue verbessert und vermehret von J.P. Eberhard. Ulm u.a., Stettin, 1772. 7 Bll., 1352 Sp., 23 Bll., 38 S., 1 Bl. Hldr. d. Zt. (beschabt u. bestoßen, Kap. angeplatzt).

      1772. . Waller 6981.- Mit 'Anleitung zu rechter Aussprache', umfangreichem Register sowie Anhang 'Medicinisch-Chymisch und Alchemistisches Oraculum darinnen man alle Zeichen und Abkürzungen ... der Aerzte und Apotheker ... der Chemisten und Alchemisten vorkommen findet'.- Innengelenke angebrochen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Manuskriptkarte, von Wangenheim, "Geometrischer Grundriß des Saal - Creißes fecit v. Wangenheim 1772".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1772, 64,5 x 88. Oben links die Titelkartusche, unten links Ortsverzeichnis der Ämter. Unten rechts "Verzeichniß derer merckwürdigsten Umstände in dem zu den Herzogthum Altenburg gehörigen Saal - Creiße", sowie Erklärung der Zeichen. Darüber befindet sich eine Windrose. - Dargestellt sind die Ämter Saalfeld, Gräffental, Zelle, Orlamünde und Leuchtenburg. - In die Karte sind neben Städten und Dörfern Gutshäuser, Ruinen, Forsthäuser, Mühlen, Gasthäuser usw. eingetragen. Die Karte ist auf Leinwand aufgezogen und hat am linken Rand einen Einriß.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 32.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        A Tour to London; Or, New Observations on England and its Inhabitants In Two Volumes

      London - Lockyer Davis, 1772. London - Lockyer Davis, 1772 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early account into the the English style of life, with critical attention to the telling details that revealed for him the English character. First translated edition. Originally written by M. Grosley, member of the Royal Academies of Inscriptions and Belles Letters. Translated from the French by Thomas Nugent, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Pierre-Jean Grosley was a French man of letters, local historian, travel writer and observer of social mores in the Age of Enlightenment. Like the London view of Hogarth or the London Diary of that inveterate slummer James Boswell, Grosley presents a wry and satirical series of portraits of London street life from the fashionable walkers in a rainy, soot-laden St. James's Park to the bizarre holiday capers of butchers' boys and milkmaids. Among other things it contained the first published mention of that English invention, the sandwich. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in calf bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, light marks, and rubbing to extremities. Blind stamps to the front board of both volumes. Both hinges are slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with title page to volume one absent, and half titles absent from both volumes. Bright, with the occasional spot and handling mark. Evidence of past worming to both volumes. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Manuale d'Architettura.

      . Roma: Monaldini 1772. With engraved titlepage, set in an ornamental frame and includes a vignette of an owl with a plumbline sitting ona pile of books + 28 full-page engraved plates engraved by L.M. de' Vegni. 16mo. XXIV + 271 pp. Except from 1 torn plate in lower margin a well-preserved copy bound in contemporary full vellum. * 4th revised and much expanded edition (first published 1718) including new engravings.<br>Savage: Early Printed Books no. 357..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Den danske Söe-Heldt Vice-Admiral Peter Tordenskiolds Levnet og Bedrifter.

      . 2. oplag, forandret og forbedret. 3 bd. Viborg: trykt pa forfatterens bekostning 1772-73. Med portraet, stort udfold. kort, 4 stik visende söslag, 2 plancher visende vaben og medailler (förstnaevnte indsat i teksten), samt vignetter, alle kobberstukne. Samtidige, let slidte halvlaederbind. Kortet med rift. * Bibl. Danica III, 1525.<br>Förste udgave udkom 1747-50 som 'Forsög til navnkundige danske Maends Livs og Levnets Beskrivelse, Andet Stykke, Indeholdende den Danske Söe-Heldt og Vice-Admiral Peder Tordenskiolds omstaendelige Livs og Heldte-Levnets Beskrivelse'..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
 35.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Practische Anweisung zum Bau hölzerner Abwässerungsschleusen, zunächst für die nördlichen Seeprovinzen. Mit 6 (5 gefalt. u. mit Aquatinta, 4 kolorierten) gest. Tafeln. Hannover, Hahn, 1829. 4to. (26,8 x 21,6 cm). VIII, 76 S. Neuer Halblederband.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe. - Buchholz (geb. 1772) war Oberdeichgräfe im Alten Land zwischen Harburg u. Stade u. beschreibt den Bau der hölzernen Schleusen vom Kauf des Holzes, über die Ausmaße, Vorschleusen, Konstruktion der Schleusentore inkl. eiserner Beschläge, das Ausgraben der Schleusengrube bis hin zur Einbettung der Schleuse in den Deich. Die S. 53-76 enthalten einen ausführlichen Kostenvoranschlag mit insgesamt 187 Positionen für die "Erbauung einer Balkenschleuse, nach dem Baurisse Tafel I." Einige der von Buchholz angeführten Beispiele beziehen sich direkt auf Ereignisse u. Schleusen im Bereich des Alten Landes an Elbe u. Este. - Die Tafeln mit Details der nötigen Hölzer u. eisernen Beschläge sowie Aufsichten, Quer- u. Längsschnitten. Engelmann S. 55. - Hamberger/Meusel XVII, S. 280. - Rotermund I, S. 287. - Text stockfleckig, leicht gebräunt u. knittrig (Tafeln auf kräftigem Whatman-Velin nicht betroffen). Einige Blatt mit schwachem Wasserrand. Titel mit großem Eckabschnitt (kein Textverlust). - Seltener als Buchholz' "Versuch einer practischen Darstellung des Deich- und Faschinenwesens" von 1809.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Meinhard Knigge]
 36.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Dialectus vestrogothica, ad illustrationem aliquam linguae svecanae, veteris et hodiernae, dissertatione philologica et vocabulorum vestrogothicorum indice explanata.

      Stockholm, Typis & impensis Joh. Arv. Carlbohm, 1772. 8:o. 334 s. Något senare halvskinnband, blind- och gulddekorerad rygg. 25 mm lagad spricka i främre yttre falsen. Ett fåtal ädre marginalanteckningar. Diskret namnteckning A. Blixén 1832 på främre pärms spegel. 17,5 x 10,5 cm

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
 37.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        "Carte von denen Wiedischen und Nieder Isenburgischen Landen mit den daran gräntzenden Landen, Ortschaften und Flüssen, nebst dem Prospect vom Schloß und Flecken Isenburg".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich nach Johann Friedrich Düntzfeld, dat. 1772, 58 x 104 cm.. Gesamtkarte der Wiedischen und Isenburgischen Lande. Zeigt den Lauf der Lahn von der Mündung in den Rhein über Nassau, Diez, Runkel und Weilburg bis Selters, im Norden bis zur Sieg reichend. Der Rheinlauf ist dargestellt bis Bonn, die Mosel im Westen bis Alken. Rechts oben große Titelkartusche mit Ansicht von Isenburg. Die Städte und Orte sind als kleine Vogelschauansichten bzw. Befestigungspläne eingezeichnet. - Sehr schönes, kräftiges Altkolorit. Seltene, detailreiche Karte.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 38.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Hermeneia eis asmata ton asmaton (graece). Enarratio in Canticum Canticorum. Gaecum textum, adhuc ineditum, quamplurimis in locis depravatum emendavit, & nova interpretatione adjecta nunc primum in lucem profert M.A. Giacomellus....

      Roma, Benedetto Franzesi, 1772.. 4°, circa 28,5 x 21 cm. 4 ff., XXIV, 216 pp. Modern half-vellum. " Bardenhewer III, 303, 9; Hoffmann III, 224. - Editio princeps of the Greek text, written around 400 a.D., as well as of the parallel Latin translation by the archbishop Michelangelo Giacomelli, who corrects several errors of the version by Stefano Salutato that had been printed in 1644. "

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 39.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Peder Paars, et heroisk-comisk Poema.

      . Udgivet paa nye ved Et Selskab. Kbhvn: Trykt med Godiches Skrifter 1772. Med kobberstukket titelvignet, 16 kobberstukne plancher samt 11 kobbervignetter af J.J. Clemens efter tegninger af Joh. Wiedewelt, med undtagelse af portraettet af Dorothea, som er tegnet af P. Als. XXXX + (18) + 425 + (1) s. Samt. helskind med stregdek. pa ryggen samt gyldent skindtitelfelt. * Bag udgivelsen af dette, et af 1700-tallets mest betydningsfulde bogkunstvaerker stod "et Selskab". Det udgivende selskab bestod af Bolle Willum Luxdorph, Johs. Wiedewelt, And. Schumacher og J. S. Augustin; men efter alt at dömme har arbejdet pahvilet Luxdorph og Suhms bibliotekar, klokkeren ved Helligaandskirken, Laur. Schow, der sandsynligvis ogsa har skrevet fortalen. Ehrencron-Müller II, 34. Johansen 4,5..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
 40.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Le heros de Ferney au theatre de Chatelaine--Ne pretens pas a trop, tu ne seaurais qu'ecrire, Tes vers forcent mes pleurs, mais tes gestes me font rire

      Ferny, ca. 1772. Ferny, ca. 1772. [Etching on paper]. ("Voltaire" Francois-Marie Arouet; 1694-1778). "Le heros de Ferney au theatre de Chatelaine--Ne pretens pas a trop, tu ne seaurais qu'ecrire, Tes vers forcent mes pleurs, mais tes gestes me font rire." [Ferny, ca. 1772] Size: 5 5/8" x 7 3/8", trimmed to platemark. Signed "T.O." Light soiling, tipped to stiff paper. The subject of this satirical etching is Voltaire acting well past his prime. The etching may not refer to one specific incident; rather to Voltaire's refusal to step away from the stage in the face of old age and changing styles of theatre. According to Ridgeway, Voltaire's limitation was that he continued to revere the old stage and style of acting. "He clung to the outmoded tradition of rhythmical declamation," and continued to be involved, sometimes too deeply involved, with his productions at Ferney.* It does appear that Voltaire occasionally acted until very late in his life, and this etching may record one particularly embarrassing occasion: "His appearance and costume were altogether to the most preposterous it is possible to conceive. Only think of this tall gaunt figure, with a sword of corresponding dimensions, constantly getting between his legs. His coat was an era of Louis XIV with a tiewig to correspond, and the whole surrounded by a huge pasteboard helmet, in the most absurd and ridiculous taste" (Besterman). *The location of his temporary theatre made of planks, erected at Chatelaine, near Ferney, beyond the limits of the Geneva canton; he used it during the period when he did not dare openly to infringe the Genevan decrees forbidding theatrical representations (Jusserand). References: Besterman (Editor), #10520 Voltaire's Correspondence (1953); Jusserand, 1855-1932 Shakespeare en France sous l'ancien regime (1899); Ridgway, "Voltaire as an Actor," Eighteenth-Century Studies 1, no. 3 (Spring, 1968): 261-276.

      [Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc.]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Costituzioni per l?Università di Modena ed altrj Studj negli Stati di Sua Altezza Serenissima.

      In Modena, presso la Società Tipografica, 1772. PRIMA EDIZIONE delle ?Costituzioni dell?Università di Modena? di Francesco III Duca di Modena. Dei Professori, Della Collazione della Laurea... Delle funzioni dell?Università; Della Libreria dell?Università: Del Rettore... Delle Ferie e Vacanze dell?Università... In 4to grande (cm. 28,4); pelle maculata coeva, dorso a cinque nervi con fregi in oro; pp. XII, 94, (2). Bella copia stampata su carta forte. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
 42.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Die Idylle im Rokoko

      . Kohlezeichnung auf Bütten, alt aufgezogen, unten bezeichnet, datiert und signiert: "Vue de Lands-Kroon dessinee en 1772 par B.A.Dunker."; 28,6 x 27,2 cm. Auf Veranlassung seines Onkels, des Barons Olthof, hatte Balthasar Dunker in Stralsund ersten Zeichenunterricht erhalten. Mit seinem Lehrer Jakob Philipp Hackert und dem Porträtmaler Georg David Matthieu hielt sich Dunker ab Sommer 1763 für zwei Jahre auf Rügen auf. Die beiden älteren Künstler schmückten hier die Räume des Olthof-Sitzes aus und der 16jährige Dunker durfte sich ihnen anschließen. Er unterbrach seinen Rügenaufenthalt im Sommer 1764 für eine gemeinsame Reise mit Hackert nach Schweden. Im Mai 1765 reisten Dunker, Hackert und Matthieu nach Paris. Dort genoß Dunker den Unterricht von Joseph Marie Viens und Noel Halle. Diese berühmten Historienmaler schmälerten aber nicht die lebenslange Bedeutung, welche Hackerts Landschaftsmalerei für Dunker hatte. In Paris wurde für ihn ebenfalls der Freundeskreis, den Johann Georg Wille um sich geschart hatte, wichtig. Hier prägten ihn besonders die Begegnungen mit Sigmund Freudenberger und Adrian Zingg. Wille wird für Dunker in den folgenden Jahren immer wieder Arbeiten an Pariser Sammler vermitteln. Durch Jacques Aliamet bekam Dunker Unterweisungen in den druckgraphischen Techniken und entwickelte sich in der Folge zu einem bedeutenden Radierer. 1772 arbeitete er für Christian von Mechel in Basel, 1773 ging er zu Johann Ludwig Aberli nach Bern, wo er schnell Fuß faßte, sich verheiratete und bis zu seinem Tode lebte. Die Zeit in Bern wurde für Dunker künstlerisch fruchtbar und erfolgreich. Mit der französischen Revolution, welche die Kunst des Rokoko hinwegfegte, verdunkelte sich aber auch Dunkers Stern. Er stirbt 1807 völlig verarmt. Aus jener Blütezeit vor der Revolution stammt unsere Landschaftsidylle. Nach der Natur und in feiner Strichführung gezeichnet, läßt das Blatt Dunkers Gespür für den Bleistift erkennen. Sein Reiz liegt in der harmonischen Verflechtung von Natur und Idylle. Dunker zeigt in dieser Ansicht die Burg Landskron, die, wenige Kilometer von Basel entfernt, im französischen Leymen nahe der Schweizer Grenze liegt. Er sah sie noch in ihrem ursprünglichen Zustand vor der Zerstörung 1813/1814 durch die österreichischen und bayerischen Truppen, die sie im Zuge der Napoleonischen Kriege an Weihnachten 1813 eroberten.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
 43.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.