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        Collection d'oiseaux les plus rares graves et dessines d'apres nature, pour servir d'intelligence a l'histoire naturelle et raisonnee des differens oiseaux qui habitent le globe....Pour servir de suite a l'Histoire des Insectes & Plantes de Mademoiselle de Merian

      Paris, L. C. Desnos, 1772. Imperial Folio. 1 Frontspiz, 2 nn. Bl., 64 S., 1 Bl. 85 Kupferstiche. Ganzledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung. (Berieben und bestossen mit kleinen Fehlstellen an den äusseren Kapitalen und an den Ecken / Some rubbing and damage at spine extremes and corners). 3 Teile in einem Band.. Nissen 484, Sitwell: Fine Bird Books. - Desnos Ausgabe des Jonston und Robert Werkes als Anhang an Maria Sybilla Merian's 'Histoire des Insectes de Surinam'. Die Rückenschilder des Folianten 'Histoire Generale des Insectes, Tom I' bezeichnen den ersten Teil der Desnos Ausgabe von Maria Sybilla Merian's Insekten von Surinam. Dieser Teil ist komplett ausgeschlachtet und enthält keinen Kupferstich. Die Textseiten sind teilweise beschnitten und lose. Der zweite Teil beinhaltet die Desnos Ausgabe von Jonston's Werk welches ursprünglich als Lateinische Ausgabe von Matthäus Merian im Jahre 1650 publiziert wurde. Es enthält die Kupfer 1-62 mit jeweils einer Seite französischer Erklärungen. Der dritte Teil enthält die 23 Kupfer von Nicolas Robert, mit den Vögeln der königlichen Menagerie von Versailles welche ebenfalls 1650 mit den Jonston Kupfern aufgelegt wurden. Insgesamt enthält der Band 85 Kupfer in kräftigem und scharfen Abdruck. Der Jonston und Robert Teil ist komplett und sehr gut erhalten. Sitwell bezeichnet dieses Ausgabe als 'sehr seltenes Buch' in seiner Publikation 'Fine Bird Books'. - Der erste Teil von Maria Sybilla Merian ist ausgeschlachtet und enthält keine Kupfer, die Textseiten sind teilweise beschnitten und lose. Der zweite und dritte Teil (Jonston and Robert) ist vollständig und in ausgezeichnetem Zustand. Die Kupfer haben einen kräftigem und scharfem Abdruck. - Desnos edition of Jonston's highly important work as a continuation of Maria Sybilla Merian's 'Histoire des Insectes de Surinam'. The volume is labelled 'Histoire Generale des Insectes, Tom I'. First part is Maria Sybilla Merian's Desnos' edition of the Insects of Surinam without any plates. Some text pages are cutted with text loss, some leaves are loose. Second section is the Desnos edition of Jonston's work, includes plates 1-62, copies of those executed by Kaspar and Matthäus Merian for the 1650 Latin edition. The third section, describing birds in the 'Menagerie Royale', contains plates I-XXIII, engraved by Nicolas Robert. The entire set contains 62 by Jonston and 23 plates by Robert. Fine copy, plates in sharp and dark impressions. Jonston and Robert part is complete in text and plates. Sitwell called this edition 'A very rare book' in his publication 'Fine Bird Books' from 1990. - First part has no plates left, some text pages are cut and loose. Second and third part (Jonston and Robert) is complete and in fine condition. Plates have dark and sharp impression.

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        Code de Medecine Militaire, pour le service de terre. Ouvrage utile aux Officiers, necessaire aux Medecins des Armees & des Hopitaux Militaires. En trois parties. La premiere traite de la sante des Gens de Guerre; la seconde, des Hopitaux Militaires; & la troisieme, des Maladies des gens de Guerre.

      Paris, Chez J. P. Costard 1772.. 3 parties en 5 vols. (cpl.). Kl.-8°. XLII, 3 Bll. 336, und XIV, 5 Bll., 366, (1 Falttabelle im Text), und XII, 2 Bll., 342, und 2 Bll., VI, 336, und 4 Bll., 448 SS. HLdr. d.Zt. a. 5 Bünden mit 2 Rückenschildchen u. Rückenvergoldung, Deckelbezüge in Kiebitzpapier. Erste (einzige) Ausgabe / Edition originale et seule. Einbände etwas bestossen und berieben, sanft restauriert (Kapitale rep., 2 Rückenschilder und 1 Überzugpartie ersetzt). Unterschiedlich etwas Altersspuren, Seiten verschiedentlich leicht gebräunt, gelegentlich etwas (feuchtigkeits-)fleckig, Bd. 4 im Kopf- und Bundsteg stellenweise blass feuchtigkeitsrandig (wenig gravierend). Alters- und Lagerungs-, kaum eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, zeitgenöss. Besitzervermerk a. Titeln. Gesamthaft weitestgehend sauberes, recht gutes und gepflegtes Exemplar / quelques (modestes) traces d'humidite et d'age, nom du proprietaire ancien aux titres; en tout assez bon et propre exemplaire bien soigne.. Teil 3 in 3 Bänden. - Nicht bei Graesse; u.a. nicht in SNB, swissbib und DNB (gemäss VK GBV nur in 3 Bibliotheken Deutschlands, darunter die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). - Jean Colombier aus Toul (1736-1789) war "Docteur-Regent de la Faculte de Medecine en l'Universite de Paris, Membre de celles de Douay & de Rheims [Reims], ancien Chirurgien-Major du Regiment du Commissaire General de la Cavalerie" (so im Titel; s. auch K. Sudhoff, Kurzes Handbuch der Geschichte der Medizin, 1922, p. 485, mit den Lebensdaten). - Colombiers Werk widmet sich vorab der Organisation und Administration des militärischen Sanitätswesens und der dafür notwendigen Infrastrukturen (Bände 1 u. 2). Hinzu kommen ausführlichere und einlässlichere Darstellungen und Erwägungen zu den häufigsten Krankheiten physischer und psychischer Natur, die in den damaligen Armeen auftraten. Breiteren Raum nehmen dabei die verschiedensten Arten von Fieber ein (Band 3), sodann Erkrankungen nach Körperpartien, Koliken, Entzündungen sowie verschiedene Krankheiten der Verdauungsorgane und des Stoffwechsels ('De la Diarrhee', 'Du Pissement du sang'; Bd. 4), ferner chronische Krankheiten (darunter Rheumatismus und Wassersucht, aber auch Depressionen und sogar Heimweh: 'De la Melancolie & de la Maladie du Pays'), epidemische, Ansteckungs-, Mangel- und abschliessend venerische Krankheiten ('Des Maladies contagieuses & virulentes non aigues', 'Du Scorbut', 'Du Mal venerien', 'De la Gonorhee virulente', etc.; Band 5). Es handelt sich also definitiv nicht um eine 'praktische Kriegsmedizin' oder gar spezifische 'Kriegschirurgie' quasi in der Nachfolge von Ambroise Pare mit Methoden zur Behandlung von (Kriegs-) Verletzungen, sondern um eine Pathologie im Rahmen von Militär und Armee und den daraus abzuleitenden Massnahmen. - Die Tabelle in Band 2 stellt eine Vorlage dar für den umfangreichen und detaillierten 'Cadastre qu'on doit mettre a la tete du lit de chaque malade'. -- "Eine Armeehygiene als Wissenschaft existiert seit dem 18. Jahrhundert. [..] Eine wohlorganisierte Pflege der Truppen in sanitärer Beziehung durch ständige Einrichtungen beginnt erst mit der Errichtung stehender Heere in Frankreich, zunächst während des 16. Jahrhunderts. Hier [..] gelangte das Heeressanitätswesen [..] zu einer hohen Entwicklungsstufe." (Sudhoff, loc. cit.). "Das französische Heer war [..] in mehrfacher Hinsicht eines der besten der Epoche. Die Louvoisschen Traditionen waren noch nicht zerstört, und nur die französische Intendantur brachte es fertig, richtige Feldlazarette mit Ärzten zu organisieren, während sich die anderen Heere mit primitiven Hospitälern und unwissenden Feldscheren begnügen mussten." (E. Daniels, Geschichte des Kriegswesens, 5: Das Kriegswesen der Neuzeit. Dritter [3.] Teil, 1912, p. 108. Die Ausführungen beziehen sich auf die Zeit des Siebenjährigen Krieges 1756-1763). - Die Tatsache, dass eine eigentliche Militärmedizin sich erst kurz vor Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts formierte und der Autor des vorliegenden Werkes mit wenig über fünfzig Jahren relativ jung schon verstarb, mag erklären, weshalb dieser mitsamt seinen Publikationen und trotz seiner Bedeutung in der französischen Armee heute höchstens noch den Fachspezialisten bekannt ist. Dabei zählt der 'Code de Medecine Militaire' zu den wertvollsten frühen und wegweisenden Arbeiten überhaupt auf diesem Gebiet. "Medecins, chirurgiens, pharmaciens, veterinaires des armees avaient largement participe au mouvement scientifique qui renouvelait les sciences biologiques au XVIIIe siecle. [..] L'exercice de la chirurgie d'armee faisait aussi le sujet de traites complets, comme celui qui fut publie par Ravaton en 1758. [..] Le grand ouvrage francais sur la matiere ne sera publie qu'en 1772. Ce sera le 'Code de Medecine Militaire' de Jean Colombier, en cinq volumes, suivi trois ans plus tard des 'Preceptes sur la sante des gens de guerre' du meme auteur. [..]. Quant aux medecins-chirurgiens, qui prefigurent la polyvalence future, le futur general de la Revolution [Joseph Servan, en 1780] voyait leur place dans les unites, a raison d'un medecin-chirurgien et de deux aides medecins par bataillon. Ces idees etaient partagees par certains haut responsables du Service de Sante. Colombier, alors inspecteur general, les avait deja developpees dans son Code de Medecine militaire en 1772." (J. Guillermand et al., Histoire de la Medecine aux Armees, 1, 1982, p. 452 u. p. 468 f. Zum Standpunkt Colombiers in der Frage der Spitäler und in der Diskussion organisatorischer Fragen, sowie zur allgemeinen Weiterentwicklung auf diesem Gebiet, soweit Colombier noch betreffend vgl. ebd. p. 469 und p. 473).

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        Recueil de planches sur les sciences, les arts liberaux, et les arts mechaniques (Tome 2 / Premiere Partie).

      Livorno, Troisieme edition. 1772.. Mit 207 Kupfertafen (die 26 doppelblattgroßen Tafeln doppelt nummeriert - die 233 auf dem Titel genannten "planches"). Ohne durchlaufende Paginierung der Textseiten, Pergamentband der Zeit, 41 x 29 cm,. Einband etwas angestaubt und fleckig, innen sauber. Teiltafelband der italienischen Ausgabe der großen Enzyklopädie Diderots. Der vorliegende Teilband enthält vorwiegend Artikel und Tafel zu Handwerk und Industrie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Tour in Scotland MDCCLXIX.

      London, White 1772.. 2nd. edition. gr.-8°. VII (1) 331 (1) S. with 18 copperplate engravings. Ldr. d. Zt./Contemp. calf. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Kanten berieb. Einbd. etw. fleckig.. Thomas Pennant (1726 in Whitford, Flintshire - 1798) war ein walisischer Naturwissenschafter, Ornithologe, Zoologe und Altertumsforscher. Er machte mit verschiedenen Zoologen, wie William Borlase, Reisen durch die ganze Welt. 1757 wurde er, nach Fürsprache durch Carl von Linne, in die königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften in Uppsala aufgenommen. Die Taf. zeigen Vögel, Fische, Krabben, Landschaften, Burgen etc.

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        Herrn von Buffons Naturgeschichte der Vögel. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen, Zusätzen und vielen Kupfern vermehrt durch Friedrich Heinrich Wilhelm Martini (später: Bernhard Christian Otto).

      Berlin, Joachim Pauli, 1772-1790.. 16 in 15 Bänden (von 35+2), 8° (19x12), Band 1: [6],XXXVI;276 S. (21 recte 20 Kupfer); Band 2: 255 S., (39 Kupfer); Band 3: X,256 S. (17 recte 18 Kupfer); Band 4: 280 S. (24 Kupfer); Band 5: 314 S. (40 Kupfer); Band 7: 362 S. (46 Kupfer); Band 8: 342,IV,18,III S., (47 Kupfer); Band 9: (VI),255 S. (34 Kupfer); Band 10: 282,VI S. (33 Kupfer); Band 11: VIII,342 S. (30 Kupfer); Band 12: 296,VI,II S. (48 Kupfer); Band 13: 245,IX S. (mit 42 Kupfern); Band 14: 296,(VIII) S. (56 Kupfer); Band 15: 276,(IV) S. (25 Kupfer); Band 16: 256,(VIII) S. (53 Kupfer); Band 17: 236,(IV) S. (23 Kupfer); einheitl OHldrbde d.Zt (HFrz) auf 5 Bünden mit geprägt RSchild, gelegentlich etwas bestossen, gepflegte Exemplare in kompletter Originalerhaltung,. [Nissen, Illustrierte Vogelbücher; 159].-- die Französische Originalausgabe 'Histoire natuelle des oiseaux' des Compte de Buffon erschien 1770-86 in der Imprimerie Royale in 10 Bänden mit 1008 Kupfern.-- die vorliegende deutsche Ausgabe komplettierte sich erst 1809; es erschienen insgesamt 35 Bände + 2 Supplements mit 1683 Kupfern.-- hier vorliegend 16 Teile in 15 Bänden: 1/2 (Doppelband) (Adler/Falken), 3 (Eulen), 4 (Hühner), 5 (Hühner, Haslhuhn, Fasan, Pfau) 7 (Raben, Dohlen, Elstern, Heher, Raker, Paradiesvögel), 8 (Stare, Pirole, Drosseln, Ziemer), 9 (Amseln), 10 (Kernbeißer, Kreuzschnabel, Krummschnabel, Kardinal, Sperling, Fink, Kanarienvogel, Zeisig), 11 (Hänfling, Finken, Zeisig, Stiglitz), 12 (Tangara, Ortolan, Ammern), 13 (Gimpel), 14 (Fliegenschnäpper, Lerchen), 15 (Nachtigal, Grasmücken, Rotkelchen, Weißkehlchen), 16 (Weißschwänze, Bachstelzen, Feigenfresser, Zartschnäbel, Pitpit, Haubenkönig), 17 (Meisen).-- jeweils mit Titelillustration, teils Frontispiz und insgesamt 578 Kupfern.--

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        Historischer und geographischer Atlas von Europa in zwei und achzig Blättern. Berlin, Nattorf, 1837. Quer Gr. 4°. Gest. Titel, 1 Bl. Kartenverzeichniss u. 82 grenzkol. Kupferstichkarten Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckelschild.

      . . Tooley IV, 226.- Der in Wien geborene F. W. Streit (1772-1839) war Ingenieur u. Mathematiker in der preussischen Artillerie sowie v. 1807-08 Direktor des Geographischen Institutes in Weimar, für dessen Atlas er 6 neue Karte von Europa entwarf.- Mit einer Übersichtskarte v. Europa sowie zahlr. (tls. mehrteil.) Detailkarten; u.a. Schweiz (2), Deutschland (28), Österreich (5), Dalmatien, Böhmen, Mähren,, Siebenbürgen, Italien (6), UK (4), Russland (4teilig), Polen (2), Skandinavien (5), Türkei, Griechenland, Spanien u. Portugal (4teilig).- Titel mit Braunfleck, tls. etw. gebräunt od. braunfleckig, Ebd. leicht berieben, insges. gutes, vollständiges Ex.

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        Le Temple de Gnide (.) Nouvelle Edition, Avec Figures Gravees par N. Le Mire, des Acad. de Vienne en Autriche et de Rouen, D'apres les Deßins de Ch. Eisen. Le Text Grave par Drouet...

      Paris, Le Mire 1772.. Gr.-8°. (3) Bll., 7 Ss., (1) S. (weiß), 104 Ss. + (16) Bll. Mit insgesamt 16 nicht paginierten Kupfertafeln, Frontispiz, Titel und 1 Kopfstück, alle gestochen von Le Mire nach Eisen; der Text durchgehend gestochen von Drouet. Braunes genopptes Maroquin des 19. Jahrhunderts (Vorderdeckel schwach fleckig) mit dreifachen Deckelfileten, breiter Stehkantenbordüre, Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel; Kopfgoldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe mit diesen Illustrationen. Das Prosawerk "Le Temple de Gnide", ein Frühwerk Montesquieus, greift einen mythologischen Stoff auf und stellt ihn unter die Fiktion einer neuen Übersetzung. Der Autor hat den kurzen Text "Cephise" selbst als Anhang zum "Temple" bezeichnet, und so findet er sich auch am Ende unserer Ausgabe. Eisens Illustrationen (neben Frontispiz und Titel je eine zu den 7 Gesängen des "Temple" und 2 zu "Cephise") gelten als seine besten überhaupt (Lewine: "In the plates artist and engraver both appear at their best". Ray: "With regard to suavity and grace Eisen never surpassed these plates". Salomons: "These magnificent illustrations are some of the finest Eisen ever drew"). Lt. Salomon, Cohen / R.. und anderen liegen sie in unterschiedlichen Zuständen vor: In unserem Exemplar sind alle im normalen Druck mit Text und Nummern enthalten, und zusätzlich sind die zu den 7 Gesängen des "Temple" im Abzug ohne Text und ohne Nummern eingebunden (daher die Gesamtzahl von 16 Kupfertafeln). Es handelt sich bei letzteren wohl um äußerst seltene Probeabzüge (Lewine: "The unlettered proofs are worth a fancy price, still more so the etchings, which are excessively rare". Salomons: "A few very rare scarce sets of plates before letters exist...a complete set may be regarded as unique...") auf anderem (festerem) Papier; außerdem hat man sie - vielleicht um eine bessere Bildwirkung zu erzielen, weil man sie möglicherweise als Einzeldrucke anbieten wollte - mit der unbedruckten Rückseite über eine Leerplatte laufen lassen, so dass ein erhabener Quetschrand entstanden ist; das Kupfer zum ersten Gesang liegt in dem Abzug ohne Text und Nummer zusätzlich in einem sehr frühen Zustand mit einer kleinen Bildabweichung vor, nämlich "before the lowering of the drapery" (Salomons). Die zweite Illustration zur "Cephise" findet sich mit zwei unterschiedlichen Unterschriften; in unserem Exemplar lautet sie: "La chaleur va les faire renaitre...". "Suivant Cohen, c'est cette derniere qu'il faut preferer" (Tchemerzine; ähnlich Salomons). Vorderer Spiegel mit eingeklebter Bindermarke (" FRANZ "), Vorsatz mit Exlibris. Ein sehr sauberes Exemplar, das so gut wie nicht gebräunt ist und nur ganz wenige etwa stecknadelkopfgroße braune Fleckchen aufweist. 1 Bl. mit kleiner Papierfehlstelle im weißen Rand, die Ss. 46 und 47 mit Abdruck des Lesebändchens im Falz. Salomons S. 138/39; Cohen / R. 726/7; Tchemerzine VIII, 455; Brunet III, 1860; Lewine 367; Ray I, 32; Fürstenberg S. 282/3..

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        LA FORMAZIONE DEL TUONO, DELLA FOLGORE, E DI VARIE ALTRE METEORE,

      PRESSO DONATO CAMPO, NAPOLI 1772 - In 8. Dim. 20,5x13 cm. Pp. 24+CLII. Rarissima prima edizione del 1772 di questa opera di meteorologia di Giuseppe Saverio Poli (1746-1825) fisico biologo e naturalista italiano. Laureatosi in medicina Poli iniziò ad insegnare alla Nunziatella della quale in seguito curò il Gabinetto di fisica dotandolo delle più moderne apparecchiature. Continuò la sua attività di insegnamento all'Ospedale degli Incurabili. Famosissimi i suoi "Elementi di fisica" pubblicati in numerose edizioni. Grazie ai suoi molti viaggi Poli entrò in contatto con autorevoli esponenti del mondo scientifico internazionale tra cui Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) che oltre ad essere noto per essere uno dei padri fondatori degli Stati Uniti compì numerose scoperte nell'ambito dell'elettricità e inventò il parafulmine. L'opera si basa sulle idee di Franklin sul tuono Tra gli argomenti trattati: opinioni degli antichi e dei moderni sul tuono e la folgore, Meccanismo di formazione delle nubi, in particolare la connessione con l'elettricità, Origine e formazione delle Meteore acquose, Meteore di fuoco, Corrispondenza tra le proprietà e gli effetti del fuoco elettrico e della folgore, Descrizione del parafulmine, Elettricità dell'acqua, fuoco e fiamma, Fuochi fatui e altri fenomeni meravigliosi ecc. Antiche note manoscritte. Non comune, solo otto copie censite su ICCU. In discrete condizioni ma completo di tutte le pagine. Copertina in piena pergamena coeva con titolo in oro al dorso in mediocri condizioni generali con usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Copertina staccata completamente dal corpo del libro. Legatura in discrete condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture e mende. Segni di tarlo alle prime 10 pagine con lieve perdita di testo fino a pag. 6 e da CXXVI alla fine inficianti il testo da pag. CXLVII fino alla fine con perdita di qualche porzione di lettera. Very scarce original edition of 1772 of this work of meteorology by Giuseppe Saverio Poli (1746-1825) physician biologist and italian and italian naturalist. Poli got a degree in medicine and began to teach in Nunziatella of which after some time cared the Gabinet of physics providing the most modern tools. He continued his activity of teaching in the Ospedale degli Incurabili. He bacame very famous for his "Elementi di fisica" published in different editions. Thanks to different voyages Poli enetered into contact with importants exponents of scientific international world between them Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) famous to be one of the establisher fathers of United States making different discoveries in the area of electricity and invented the kite twain. The work is based on the ideas on Franklin about the thunder. Between the issues treated: opinions of ancient and modern about thunder and the thunderbolt, Mechanism of formation of clouds, in particular the connession of electricity, Origin and formation of water Meteors, Fire meteors, Corrispondance between the properties and effects of electric fire and thunderbolt, Description of kite twain, Electricity of water, fire and flame, Ignis fatuus and other wonderful things etc. Not common work, only 8 copies in the archive of italian libraries ICCU In fair conditions but complete of all pages. Full parchment coeval cover with golden title in the spine in poor general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges and spine. Cover compeltely detached from the body of the book. Binding in fair conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings. Worming in the first 10 pages with slight loss of text until pag. 6 and from CXXVI untilt he end ruining the text from pag. CXLVII until the end with loss of some portion of letter.

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

      Paris,: 26 March, 1772.. Paris,: 26 March, 1772.. Closely written two-page letter, 212 x 167 mm., address panel with red wax seal intact; old folds, very good. Intriguing personal letter by Pierre-Marie FranÁois de PagËs, French naval officer who sailed with Kerguelen in hopes of settling what would prove to be the mythical Southern Continent. In the letter PagËs 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, that is, the second voyage to the southern hemisphere of Kerguelen. He did ultimately publish the account discussed in this letter as part of his book Voyages autour du monde (1782), now rare, but 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 PagËs' career.PagËs (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 PagËs 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, ...tienne Charles de LomÈnie de Brienne (1727-1794), was an important political figure of his day, later the finance minister of Louis XVI). In a long passage PagËs goes on to detail how he has been kept waiting by the Minister of the Marine (then Pierre ...tienne 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 PagËs' relationship with this senior Minister which led directly to his appointment with Kerguelen. Hence, PagËs 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 PagËs 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 PagËs (born in Toulouse) must have been his protÈgÈ. 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 PagËs' voyages.PagËs 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). PagËs 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.Hill, 1285 (English edition only); Spence, 887.

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        Memoires historiques, politiques et militaires sur la Russie, depuis l'année 1727 jusqu'à 1744. Avec un Supplément, contenant une idée succincte du militaire, de la marine, du commerce . Avec la vie de l'auteur par M. Huber.

      Lyon, 1772 - Lyon, 1772. XLIV,(4) 366 (4); 428 Seiten. Mit 10 gefalteten Plänen und Karten. Halbleder der Zeit. - Berieben und bestoßen. Minimal stockfleckig (auch die Karten.). Die Karten mit kleinen, teils hinterlegten Einrissen in den Knickfalten. Mit handschriftlichem Namenszug C.M. Schönmeyer auf Vorsätzen. Erste Ausgabe. - Mannstein, der bis 1745 zuerst in der russischen und später in der preußischen Armee diente, kämpfte in den russisch-türkischen Kriegen auf russischer Seite. Er war verwickelt in die Absetzung Herzogs Biron von Kurland, dem Vormund Iwans, den er kurzerhand verhaften ließ. - Eine Karte zeigt das Gebiet des russisch-türkischen Krieges (Ukraine, Krim). - Cat. Russica I, 354; Ebert 12974; Graesse IV, 368; ADB XX, 248f. Sprache: Französisch Halbleder der Zeit. - Berieben und bestoßen. Minimal stockfleckig (auch die Karten.). Die Karten mit kleinen, teils hinterlegten Einrissen in den Knickfalten. Mit handschriftlichem Namenszug C.M. Schönmeyer auf Vorsätzen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pile-Larven med dobbelt Hale og dens Phalæne med hosføyede Bemærkelser, om Avlingen i Almindelighed, og Svampenes Tilblivelse.

      Kbhvn.: Det Typographiske Selskabs Bekostning 1772. [8] + 92 s. + 2 kobberstukne, udfoldelige plancher af larver. Samtidig karduspapir kartonnage

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        Grammatical Remarks on the Practical and Vulgar Dialect of the Indostan Language, commonly called Moors. With a vocabulary, English and Moors, ... The whole calculated for the common practice in Bengal. By Capt. George Hadley

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1772. First edition, xvi, 133, [1]pp., with half-title, presentation inscription on front-endpaper from the author to George Burghhall, with armorial bookplate of George Burghall (His Majesty's Agent & Consort General, Tripoli West), margins of endpapers browned by turn-ins, cont. calf, corners rubbed, re-backed, raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco title label. George Hadley (d.1798) was an army officer in the East India Company and philologist. He was appointed an ensign in the East India Company's Bengal army on 17 November 1762. Sailing for India in 1763, where he was promoted to Lieutenant on 5 February 1764 and Captain on 26 July 1766. His new position proved difficult as he was unable to communicate with his soldiers, and there was no printed dictionary or grammar. As a result he compiled a grammar of Hindustani, the common language in the army camps and area where he was posted. Hadley originally compiled his grammar for personal use, but a copy which had been passed to a friend was published in 1771, in a corrupt form and without acknowledgement. On receiving a copy Hadley published a corrected version in 1772. George Hadley's dictionary was one of the first of the Urdu language, but was later followed by a large number of bilingual dictionaries.

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        "Essays on the Spirit of Legislation : in the Encouragement of Agriculture, Population, Manufactures, and Commerce. ... Translated from the Original French, Which Gained the Premiums Offered by the Society of Berne"

      London : Printed for W. Nicoll; and G. Robinson, 1772. 1st Edition. "Physical desc. : xi, [1],479, [1]p. The three essays are by Jean Bertrand, Benjamin Samuel Georges Carrard and Gabriel Seigneux de Correvon and are extracts from the Societe Oeconomique de Berne's 'Memoires et observations'. Referenced by: ESTC T183391. Subject: Industry and state - Agriculture - Early works to 1800. Industrial policy - Commercial policy" Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Contrasting Morocco gilt-blocked title label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request

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        Flora Carniolica exhibens plantas Carniolae indigenas et distributas in classes, genera, species, varietates ordine linnaeano. 1-2.

      [Viennae]: impensis J. P. Krauss, 1772. Editio secunda aucta et reformata. Two volumes, (72) + 448; (2) + 496 + (16) p. Note! These volumes are without the plates. Somewhat later half leather. 20,5 X 12 cm. Stamped (Botaniska museet Uppsala). Owner´s signature (Rolf Santesson). Foxed. The spine of vol. 2 is worn, rubbed at bottom and top, and has a darker brown tone than vol 1.. A revised second edition of the first elaborate description of the flora of Krain, Austria, undertaken when Scopoli lived in Idrija. It has 66 plates engraved by J.F. Rein after original drawings by Scopoli. Whereas the unillustrated first edition of 1760 of 600 pages had no binary names for the plant species, this edition has binary names and is written in the Linnaean tradition in all other respects as well

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        Grammatical Remarks on the Practical and Vulgar Dialect of the Indostan Language, commonly called Moors. With a vocabulary, English and Moors, . The whole calculated for the common practice in Bengal. By Capt. George Hadley.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell 1772 - First edition, xvi, 133, [1]pp., with half-title, presentation inscription on front-endpaper from the author to George Burghhall, with armorial bookplate of George Burghall (His Majesty's Agent & Consort General, Tripoli West), margins of endpapers browned by turn-ins, cont. calf, corners rubbed, re-backed, raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco title label. George Hadley (d.1798) was an army officer in the East India Company and philologist. He was appointed an ensign in the East India Company's Bengal army on 17 November 1762. Sailing for India in 1763, where he was promoted to Lieutenant on 5 February 1764 and Captain on 26 July 1766. His new position proved difficult as he was unable to communicate with his soldiers, and there was no printed dictionary or grammar. As a result he compiled a grammar of Hindustani, the common language in the army camps and area where he was posted. Hadley originally compiled his grammar for personal use, but a copy which had been passed to a friend was published in 1771, in a corrupt form and without acknowledgement. On receiving a copy Hadley published a corrected version in 1772. George Hadley's dictionary was one of the first of the Urdu language, but was later followed by a large number of bilingual dictionaries. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prompta Bibliotheca Canónica, Jurídica, Moralis, Theológica, Ascética, Polémica, Rubricística, Histórica. Editio Postrema Absolutissima.

      Bassani, Venetia 1772 - 1h. - frontis grabado - portada grabada y a dos tintas - XXXII - 270pp. - 1 blanca - portada -1 h. - 251pp. = Portada - 1 h. - 256pp. - portada - 1 h. - 230pp. = Portada - 1h. - 226pp. - 1 blanca - portada - 1 h. - 276pp. = Portada - 1 h. - 227pp. - portada - 1 h. - 302pp. = y = Portada - 1h. - 216pp. - portada y 276pp. Excelente ejemplar encuadernado de época en pergamino. Lomeras con un tejuelo. Cortes jaspeados. =Canonista franciscano del siglo XVIII. "Prompta Bibliotheca canonica, juridica, moralis, theologica, necnon ascetica, polemica, rubricistica, historica", es una verdadera enciclopedia de conocimiento religioso. La primera edición de su obra apareció en Bolonia en 1746. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE ENTERTAINING HISTORY OF KING PHILIP'S WAR, WHICH BEGAN IN THE MONTH OF JUNE, 1675. AS ALSO OF EXPEDITIONS MORE LATELY MADE AGAINST THE COMMON ENEMY, AND ALL INDIAN REBELS, IN THE EASTERN PARTS OF NEW-ENGLAND

      Newport: Solomon Southwick, 1772.. 198,[1]pp. plus two plates (including frontispiece). Three-quarter calf in antique style, leather label, marbled boards. Ownership inscriptions on recto of frontispiece portrait. Light toning and soiling. Several leaves with neatly repaired marginal tears with no loss of text; old closed tear to second plate, skillfully repaired. Overall very good. The second edition, after the exceedingly rare first published in Boston in 1716. One of the most popular narratives of King Philip's War, mainly narrating the prowess and adventures of Benjamin Church, one of the most important officers in the War, by his son Thomas. This edition s notable for its two engravings by Paul Revere. The frontispiece portrait of Church is not based on any original image of him, but lifted by Revere from a 1768 portrait of Charles Churchill, with a powder horn added. One of Revere's most famous engravings is the portrait of King Philip, actually based on one of Verelst's engravings of the Indian Kings of Canada. Despite this, it is notable not only as a Revere engraving but also as the first portrait of an Indian actually printed in America. This second edition contains a sketch of the life of Benjamin Church, not found in the first edition. This copy also bears the contemporary ownership inscription of Isaac Backus, possibly the Baptist minister (1724-1806) from Middleborough Massachusetts, who was a strong supporter of religious freedom and the author of several works. VAIL 611. HOWES C405, "b." CHURCH 1091. EVANS 12352. SABIN 12997.

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        Pile-Larven med dobbelt Hale og dens Phalæne med hosføyede Bemærkelser, om Avlingen i Almindelighed, og Svampenes Tilblivelse.

      1772 1772 - Kbhvn.: Det Typographiske Selskabs Bekostning 1772. [8] + 92 s. + 2 kobberstukne, udfoldelige plancher af larver. Samtidig karduspapir kartonnage.

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        Essai de Cristallographie, ou Description des figures géométriques, propres à differens Corps du Regne Minéral, connus vulgairement sous le nom de Cristaux

      Paris: Didot jeune; Knapen; Delaguette, 1772. First edition, xxxii, 427, [5]pp., (initial and terminal leaf blank), with half-title, engraved armorial bookplate of Earl of Bute, Mount Stuart, 2 large folding tables, 10 folding engraved plates of crystal forms and diagrams, cont. mottled calf, spine gilt, some minor rubbed but otherwise a nice copy. "The publication of his 'Essai de cristallographie' brought to the world the first extended systematic treatise on mineral crystals and by use of the contact goniometer also published for the first time the constancy of interfacial angles among various mineral species. In a letter from Linnaeus to Romé Delisle... he placed the 'Christallographie' in the first rank of mineralogical works written in the 18th century."—Sinkankas. Sinkankas II, 5524; DSB, 11, 522; Hoover 691; Norman, II, 1847; Honeyman 2681.

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        Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Pompadour, depuis MDCCLIII jusqu' MDCCLXII inclusivement

      A Londres: Chez G. Owen T. Cadell... [i.e. Paris? s.n.], 1772. Three octavo volumes bound together: [xi], 179; 163, [16]; [xii], 151 p.; 17.5 cm. "A fictitious correspondence, attributed to the Marquis F. de Barbe-Marbois" --BLC, v. 189, p. 207. Cioranescu 21762 attributes to Claude-Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon. The letters in vol. 1 span the years 1753 to 1762; those in vol. 2 and vol. 3, 1746 to 1752. "Ces lettres eurent une grande vogue et furent trs-souvent rimprims; elles sont bien crites, decentes, et ont souvent des aperus politiques judicieux. On les regarde comme un ouvrage de jeunesse du marquis de Barbe-Marbois" --Bibliog. des ouvrages relatifs a l'amour, aux femmes, au mariage / Jules Gay, IV (1872), p. 286. Fictitious imprint; cf. Die falschen und fingierten Druckorte / E. O. Weller. Title-page of vol. 3: Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Pompadour, depuis MDCCXLVI jusqu'a MDCCLII, inclusivement. Good+/ bound in full red leather with gold tooling. The book may not be authentically royal, but the binding sure is. Stock#NS0299.

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        NOTICIAS DE LA HISTORIA GENERAL DE LAS ISLAS CANARIAS : contienen la descripcion geografica de todas. / por don Joseph de Viera y Clavijo. ; [tomo primero. segundo, tercero y cuarto]

      - En Madrid : en la imprenta de Blas Román., 1772. 4 vols. 4º (21 cm.) Vol I: 8 h., 495 p., Vol II: 8 h., 496 p. Vol. III: 12 h., 548 p. Vol. IV: 10 h., 648 p. Encuadernación plena piel de época (pasta española) decorado en el lomo con dorados y tejuelo.Buen estado, papel algo ondulado y falto del mapa y grabado del Vol. I y de la ultima hoja de indice del Vol II.José de Viera y Clavijo fue un historiador, biólogo y escritor nacido el 28 de diciembre de 1731 en Los Realejos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, reconocido como el máximo exponente de la Ilustración canaria.BSS1 Año: 1772

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        L'EVANGILE ANALYSE, SELON L'ORDRE HISTOIRE DE LA CONCORDE, AVEC DES DISSERTATIONS SUR LES LIEUX DIFFICILES - EN 8 VOLUMES.

      DUPLEIX & LAPORTE 1772 - R320040713: Environ 40 pages + 553 + 575 + 519 + 694 + 435 + 403 + 629 + 670 pages / Auteur, titre, tomaison, roulettes et filets dorés sur pieces de titre rouge - Tranches jaspées - Quelques epidermures - Dans l'ensemble reliures satisfaisante. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 230-Christianisme. Théologie chrétienne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Usong, Histoire Orientale

      Paris, Valade et Lausanne, Grasset 1772.. XII, 346 (2) S. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. u. vergold. Stehkanten. Ecken berieb. vgl. W.- G.² 24; vgl. Goed. IV/1, 24, 4 (EA.) - Erste französ. Ausgabe, ein Jahr nach der dt. EA. erschienen. Trad. de l'Allemand par Seigneux de Correvon.

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        THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE; OF YORK, MARINER: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an uninhabited Ifland on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque; having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, where in all the Men Perished but Himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangely delireved by Pirates. Written by Himself. 2 Tomos.

      - London. Imp. J. Buckland, W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, E. Johson, Hawes, Clarke and Collins, W. Johnston, T. Caslon, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Wilkie, T. Lowndes, W. Nicoll, S. Bladon, and R. Baldwin. 1772. Fourteenth Edit. 18x11 cm. T. I, Frontispicio grabado + 288págs. + 6 láms. Grabadas * T. II, The second and Last Part of his Life, and of the Strange Surprifing Account of his Travels Round Three Parts of the Globe. 275 págs. + 1 mapa plegado del globo Terráqueo + 5 láms. grabadas. Plena piel época, texto en inglés. La primera edic. del Robinson fue del año 1719, en el mismo año se hicieron dos ediciones mas. Rara edición. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hirtenlieder, von F.A.C.W. (d. i. Friedrich Clemens August Werthes) und der verklagte Amor, ein Fragment von dem Verfasser des Musarion

      Leipzig, Johann Gottfried Müller 1772.. 216 S. Späterer marmorierter Pappband mit handschriftl. Rückenschild. Goed. IV/1, 558, 80 und 673,1; Hayn-Got. VIII, 411. - Erste Ausgabe. - Rückenschild mit kl. Absplitterungen, sonst recht gutes Exemplar!

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        Oeuvres. Avec des Eclaircissemens Historiques donnés par lui-même et rédigés par M. Brossette. Augmentées de plusieurs Pieces, tant de l'Auteur, qu'ayant rapport à ses Ouvrages, avec des Remarques et des Dissertations Critiques par M. de Saint-Marc. Tomes I et II (sur cinq).

      Paris, chez les Libraires Associés, 1772. - Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 1 h., frontispicio grabado por Vinkeles sobre dibujo de B. Picart, portada a dos tintas con viñeta grabada, CXVI-431 pp. + frontispicio grabado de Meer, portada a dos tintas y viñeta, 1 h., 617 pp. y 7 espléndidas láminas. Encuadernación uniforme de la época, en piel clara, lomera ornada y tejuelos, hilos dorados en los planos, cantos y contracantos dorados. Cortes dorados.

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        Oeuvres de J. J. Rousseau de Genve. Nouvelle dition

      Amsterdam, Chez Marc-Michel Rey, M.DCC.LXXII [1772]. Eleven volumes; 19.5 cm. Copied from the 1769 edition. This ediition of the collected works of Rousseau, published during his lifetime, indicates the enthusiastic reception of his ideas in Europe. Theophile Dufour, 382; Senelier 1749. Bound in full contemporary leather with new labels. Stock#OB307.

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        New-England's Memorial: or, A brief relation of the most memorable and remarkable passages of the providence of God, manifested to the planters of New-England, in America; with special reference to the first colony there

      [Newport, R.I.]: Boston, printed; Newport, reprinted, and sold by S. Southwick, 1772.. viii, 208 pp. 12mo. Later calf, red morocco gilt label. Third edition. Sabin 51014. Evans 12469. Howes M851 (aa). Alden Rhode Island 491. Bradford 3710. Leclerc 964. Lowdnes 1620. ?This book is one of those commonly referred to as ?the corner-stone? of the early history of New England, and its accurate and full account of transactions there from 1620 to 1668 justify its claim to that title, " (Ives Catalogue). Provenance: Frank C. Deering (red morocco gilt book label). Deering's Collection was bought by the Newberry in 1967. Light wear along joint and fore edge, early ink notations erased from title with small resulting hole, leaves browned with occasional soiled spot or dampstain, leaves A3 through A6 apparently supplied from another copy, chip to lower fore corner with loss of a few words on L3 and repair to T4 with loss of single letter, lacks subscriber list at end; red morocco bookplate on free front endpaper.

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        Nouvelles Recreations Physiques Et Mathematiques

      Paris : Gueffier 1772 - 8 Volumes. Each volume bound in contemporary leather. Gilt geometric design on spine. Gilt lettering on red and green spine label. Good bindings and covers. Minimal wear to each volumes extremities. Chipping and loss on head and tail of spine of Tome 1, Partie 1; Tome II, Partie III; Tome IV, VIII Partie. French. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Plates are contemporary hand-colored and in beautiful condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this wonderful set. Tome I, Partie I: xvi., 179 p., 14 ill. plates; Tome I, Partie II: 199p, 6 ill. plates; Tome II, Partie III: 173p. 20 ill. plates; Tome II, Partie IV: 172p., 8 ill. plates; Tome III, Partie V: 196p., 10 ill. plates; Tome III, Partie VI: 190p., 16 ill. plates; Tome IV, Partie VII: 182p., 11 ill. plates; Tome IV, Partie VIII: 201 p., 13 ill. plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres. Avec des eclaircissemens historiques donnés par lui-même, & rédigés par M. Brossette; augemntées . par M. de Saint-Marc.

      D. J. Changuion,, Amsterdam, 1772 - Nouvelle édition. 5 Bde. Amsterdam, D. J. Changuion, 1772. 8°. Mit 5 gest. Titelvignetten und 3 gest. Frontipizen (Bde. 1-3). Etwas späteres rotes Halbleder, Rückenvergoldung. Sander 199. - Gresammelte Werke von Boileau-Dèspreaux (1636-1711), in einer Amssterdamer Ausgabe. Das erste Frontipiz ist nach Bernard Picart, die anderen nach N. van der Meer. - Es fehlen die beiden Frontispizen zu Bd. 4 und 5, Einbandkanten gering berieben. Etwas späteres rotes Halbleder, Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tutte L'Opere Di Niccolo Machiavelli Segretario E Cittadino Fiorentino. Con Una Prefazione Di Giuseppe Baretti. Volume Primo [Secondo e Terzo]

      Londra [London] Stampata Per Tommaso Davis, MDCCLXXII. [1772]. Three volumes: [10], lx, 4, 407, [3]; [6], 453, [3], [2] p., 3 tables; [6], 580, [2] p.; 30 cm. Frontispiece of Vol. 1 is portrait of Machiavelli signed ?G. Collyer, sculp.? Bertelli/ Innocenti, Bibliografia Machiavelliana, 18th Cent., 106; Burd p. 4. This Italian edition printed in London was edited by Giuseppe Baretti, 1719-1789, Turin-born writer, critic in London, and a friend of the Thrales; he knew Johnson and Garrick and is mentioned in Boswell. He published a Dictionary and Grammar of the Italian Language. Baretti shared in the English Commonwealthman, as well as the Italian, tradition of reading Machiavelli as a Republican and a nationalist. This copy has the bookplates of George Pretyman, Bishop of Lincoln. Pretyman (1750-1827) was William Pitt the Younger's Cambridge ?governor? and close friend, to whom Pitt left his papers. Pretyman was elevated to Lincoln in 1787 and in 1803, upon falling heir to a large estate, changed his name to Tomline. Very good copy bound in modern half leather. Stock#OB318.

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        Documenta Spiritualia ex Epistolis S. Josephi Calasanctii a Matre Dei, Ordinis Clericorum Regularium Pauperum Matris Dei Scholarum Piarum Institutoris excerpta et ex idiomate italico latine reddita a P. Guidone ab Angelis ejusdem Ordinis Professore.

      Mikulov: Nicolsburgi, Typis Franciscae Viduae Neumannianae, Factore Joanne Diller, 1772. - 4to. menor; VIII pp., 4 hs., 352 pp., 3 hs. Encuadernación moderna en piel, con ruedas doradas en los planos y lomera ornada.

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        "The complete English dictionary: or, general repository of the English language. Containing … the words … the true pronunciation … and … the lives of the English poets … to which will be prefixed a complete English grammar."

      "printed for the author, n.d." London: "printed for the author, n.d.". [1772-73]. "First and only edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [4], xv, [1], plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [2], unpaginated lexicon in double column, verso of last leaf of lexicon with ads, [4] subscriber's list; engraved frontispiece and 23 engraved plates; handsome 20th century quarter tan calf, old red morocco labels preserved on spine; 3E1 to 3F1 in vol. II plus the engraved plate of the stove (!) scorched at the top corner (no loss); nice copy. & & Contains biographical sketches and a number of encyclopedic entries. The Lives of the Poets (included in the lexicon proper) are not insubstantial. The plates are mostly of a scientific nature (Smeaton's air-pump, azimuth compass, new type of beehive, etc.) and the one showing electrical apparatus includes a likeness of Franklin. Alston V, 282 notes that this dictionary was originally issued in 24 numbers. Kennedy 6274."

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        Observations on different kinds of air. In: Philosophical Transactions 62 (1772)

      London, 1772. Priestley, Joseph (1733-1804). Observations on different kinds of air. In: Philosophical Transactions 62 (1772): 147-264, 1 folding copperplate. Whole volume, 4to. xiv, 494, [2, including errata]pp. 12 (of 14) folding copperplates, lacking Plates III and IV* (not affecting the Priestley paper). London: Davis, 1772. 222 x 171 mm. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards in period style. Light foxing and toning, a few small tears in plates repaired, occasional offsetting from plates, but very good. Faint embossed library stamp on title and last few leaves.First Edition. The first of Priestley's remarkable papers on pneumatic chemistry. "In this essay Priestley showed that in air collected after the processes of combustion, respiration or putrefaction, one-fifth of the volume disappeared. He had also observed that mint grew vigorously in air tainted by animal respiration and that evidently plants reversed the process of polluting the air as respiration did. In this paper he also announced two new gases that he had obtained- nitrous oxide and carbonic oxide; these won him the Royal Society's Copley medal" (Dibner 40). Priestley's hundreds of experiments on different types of "air," carried out over several years, led to the identification of numerous gases, including ammonia, nitrogen dioxide and (most importantly) oxygen, which Priestley obtained in 1774 by heating mercuric oxide. Priestley's experiments with gases led Cavendish and Watt to discover the compound nature of water, and it was this revelation, coupled with Priestley's isolation of oxygen, that formed the experimental basis of Lavoisier's new oxidation chemistry. Printing and the Mind of Man 217.

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        A View of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Government in Bengal: Including a Reply to the Misrepresentations of Mr. Bolts and other Writers

      J. Nourse, London, 1772. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Later half leather over cloth, worn, surface marks, spine attractively gilt. Bottom corner of title page torn away with no loss of text, otherwise clean internally. Nicely margined and attractively printed. With a glossary. (12), 148, (4), 253pp, 1 page of errata. "The work is of value not merely as a successful refutation of the charges made against himself and other officials [by Willem Bolts], but also for its statistical information and the historical documents printed in its copious appendices." (DNB) Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Inventory No: 044050. .

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        Methodological Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Physic.

      London: W. Strahan, et al., 1772 - First Edition. 4to (10 3/4" x 8 1/2"), pp.(1-4) half title & title; i-iii (iv-xiv) preface + contents; (1) - 660. Full old calf rebacked in period style, original lettering piece laid-down; lite wear, corners bumped & showing. Sheets age toned & scattered foxing & stains, complete. Binding strong & solid. Provenance: Signed "Ananius Coopers Book October 2nd 1787" on title page. Inscribed "Peter Snyders book bought in the year 1800" on the verso of the half-title. H5245 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA CONJURACION DE CATILINA Y LA GUERRA DE JUGURTA

      Madrid: Joachin Ibarra, 1772. First Edition of this translation by the Infante Don Gabriel of Spain. ONE OF 120 LARGE PAPER COPIES. Hardcover. A Splendid Deluxe Copy of "the Stupendous Sallust" 362 x 254 mm (14 1/4 x 10"). 8 p.l., 395, [1] pp. First Edition of this translation by the Infante Don Gabriel of Spain. ONE OF 120 LARGE PAPER COPIES. HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, covers bordered by gilt dogtooth and twining floral rolls, raised bands, spine gilt in double-ruled compartments with acanthus leaf cornerpieces and central daisy surrounded by dots and small flowers, turn-ins repeating the floral roll, blue watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Engraved title page with decorative frame, portrait frontispiece, and nine plates, including one map, two scenes (a battle and a surrender), two plates of weapons, one of coins, one of battle plans, and two of orthography (one being an inscription and one a table of letters). Verso of front free endleaf with bookplate of Florencio Gavito and tipped-on typed note stating that the book had been acquired at the 1920 sale of the library of Edmond Rostand. Palau 288.134; Salvà 2791; Cohen-de Ricci 938; Schweiger II, 900. Minor rubbing to joints and extremities, covers with slight variation in color, but A SUPERB COPY, the binding lustrous and with no signficant wear, and especially clean, fresh, and bright internally, with thick, smooth paper and vast margins. This is a splendid copy of the limited deluxe version of the masterwork of perhaps the greatest Spanish printer of all time and certainly the greatest printer Spain produced in the 18th century. Ibarra's diglot edition of Sallust's "Cataline War" combines the Latin text of the 1634 Elzevier edition with a Spanish translation by the Infante Don Gabriel, son of the Spanish King Carlos III. Even apart from the elegant period morocco binding, the book is a beautiful object: the text is printed on thick, especially bright paper with enormous margins (a special feature of this special large copy), and is artfully arranged: the Spanish translation, in a large, graceful italic type by Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros, dominates the page, appearing in a single column that uses twice the area of the much smaller Latin text, printed below it in double columns in a roman type. Joaquín Ibarra (1725-85) established himself at a fortunate time for Spanish printers: when Carlos II ascended the throne, he determined to improve all Spanish industry, but especially the book arts. The king exempted printers, typefounders, and punch-cutters from military service, and, even more importantly, reduced the price of metal used in making type, thereby stimulating production of new fonts. Ibarra was an innovative printer, experimenting with paper to reduce plate mark impressions, developing his own printing ink noted for its quality, and establishing standard measures for the production of type. His talents led to his appointment as royal printer. According to Glaister, Ibarra "had a great influence on raising the standards of printing, not only in Spain, but in Europe generally." His Sallust was immediately recognized as a masterpiece: Europe's most famous printer of the day, Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813), acclaimed it as "the stupendous Sallust." The fine engravings, beautiful typography, rich impressions, and luxurious paper here epitomize Ibarra's work. The binding is just what one would expect on such a showpiece, and the lack of wear inside and out indicates that the volume has always been a treasured possession, treated as the work of art it is. The the present copy is 352 mm. tall, just as was the royal presentation copy given by the translator to James Harris, British Minister to Madrid from 1769-71 (and sold as one of 120 Large Paper Copies, most recently at the 2003 Sotheby's auction of the stock of H. P. Kraus). Our copy has apparently resided in the libraries of French playwright Edmond Rostand (1868-1918), famous as the creator of "Cyrano de Bergerac," and the 20th-century Mexican bibliophile Florencio Gavito.

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        RECUEIL DE PLANCHES, SUR LES SCIENCES, Les Arts Libéraux, et Les Arts Méchaniques, avec Leur Explication. ... PLATES TO VERRERIE [Only]

      Paris Chez Briasson … 1772. . Folio. 9pp. Drop title. 54 plates including 15 double page. Light browning, rebound in gilt lettered buckram. Additional postage may be necessary. US$880

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        The County of York Survey'd in MDCCLXVII, VIII, IX and MDCCLXX.

      Thomas Jefferys,, London, 1772 - Jefferys' monumental map of the county of Yorkshire Large-scale engraved map, fine original full-wash colour, on twenty sheets, dissected and mounted on linen in four sections, folding into modern calf pull-off slipcase, red morocco label, lettered in gilt to spine. Thomas Jefferys was one of the most important and prolific map publishers of the eighteenth century and was appointed Cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1748, and later to George III. Apart from his publishing business he produced many important atlases and maps of America and the West Indies and surveyed and engraved many large-scale maps of English counties including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Westmoreland and Yorkshire. The huge cost involved in these projects was a major contribution to his slide into insolvency and he became bankrupt in 1766. Surprisingly it made little difference to his business activities, "having found some friends who have been compassionate enough to re-instate me in my shop". One of these friends was Robert Sayer who joined him in partnership and whose imprint appeared on the later editions of some of Jefferys' large-scale surveys.Thomas Jefferys was involved in one capacity or another in no less than ten English large-scale surveys in the latter part of the eighteenth century but died a year before the publication of the magnificent survey of Yorkshire. Although he achieved early prominence through his engraving of the award winning map of Devon by Benjamin Donn in 1765 his greatest achievement in this field was undoubtedly this map of Yorkshire engraved on a scale of 1 inch to 1 mile and complemented by fine plans of Sheffield, Leeds, Ripon, Kingston-upon-Hull and Scarborough, mostly drawn on a scale of 132 yards to the inch. Two of the sheets are each devoted to a topographical view engraved by W. Walker after N. T. Dall. The view of Fountain Abbey contains the title to the map whilst that of Middleham Castle embraces a long dedication to Charles Wentworth, who claimed "Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding" amongst his many titles. Another sheet is devoted to a very simple "Reduced Map of the County" ruled off as an index to the larger one. Drawn on so large a scale the detail is obviously considerable and each sheet carries a running title outside the map border giving a summary of its geographical limits. Although the list of "References" is unusually brief, listing only "Churches or Chapels, Gentlemen's Seats, Turnpike Roads, Open and Enclosed Roads, Water Mills, Lea and Iron Mines, Coal Pits and Allum Works", the map contains all the other features normally found on a large-scale survey, including towns, villages and parishes, farms and cottages, and parks, rivers and bridges, as well as an accurate indication of the coastline to the North Sea. The hills and moors are clearly delineated and the topographical detail is immense. Apart from the divisions into ridings, each individual wapontake is outline and wash-coloured for easy identification. With its pristine condition and full wash colour, a most desirable example of this important survey, Jefferys major contribution to English large-scale map-making.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE LATE WAR IN NORTH-AMERICA, AND THE ISLANDS OF THE WEST-INDIES, INCLUDING THE CAMPAIGNS OF MDCCLXIII AND MDCCLXIV AGAINST HIS MAJESTY'S ENEMIES

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1772.. [4],viii,542pp. plus errata and eighteen folding engraved maps. Large quarto. 20th-century red morocco, richly gilt, t.e.g., gilt inner dentelles, by Worsford. Some light shelf wear. Light scattered foxing to contents. Some maps reinforced or repaired discreetly with linen in gutter margin. Very good. The best contemporary account of the French and Indian War, justly celebrated for its cartography and textual content, and one of the great rarities of colonial Americana, complete with all maps and the elusive errata leaf. Virtually all of Mante's account relates to the war in North America, with detailed narratives of Braddock's campaign and the other frontier and Canadian campaigns of the conflict. The work is particularly desirable for its contemporary descriptions of Pontiac's War, a campaign in which the author participated as major of brigade to Colonel Dudley Bradstreet. In addition, the introduction includes an interesting account of young George Washington's escape in 1753 from assassination by an Indian who acted as his interpreter and guide. Mante evidently took great care to gather information that was both historically and cartographically accurate for the present work. The maps are praised by all bibliographers as being by far the best relating to the war, and include several seminal maps which are the most accurate produced to that time. They comprise: 1) "Fort Beau Sejour, & the adjacent Country Taken Possession of by Colonel Monckton" 2) "Lake Ontario to the Mouth of the River St. Lawrence" 3) [Map of Lake George and vicinity] 4) "A Plan of Fort Edward & Its Environs on Hudsons River" 5) "Communication Between Albany & Oswego" 6) "Attack on Louisbourg" [by Amherst & Boscawen] 7) "The Attack of Ticonderoga" [by Major General Abercromby] 8) "Plan of Fort Pitt or Pittsbourg" 9) "Guadaloupe" 10) "Attack on Quebec" [by Wolfe & Saunders] 11) "A Sketch of the Cherokee Country" 12) "The River Saint Lawrence from Lake Ontario to the Island of Montreal" 13) "A Plan of the Attack upon Fort Levi" 14) "River St. Lawrence from Montreal to the Island of St. Barnaby...& the Islands of Jeremy" 15) "A View of the Coast of Martinico Taken by Desire of Rear Adml Rodney" 16) "Part, of the West Coast, of the Island of Saint Lucia" 17) "Plan of the Retaking Newfoundland" [by Colville & Amherst] 18) "Attack of the Havanna" [by Albemarle & Pococke] Sabin writes of this great rarity: "Copies with all the maps are scarce. It is probable that but few were printed, though the large and beautiful plans and military maps (which gave it so great a value), must have made its production a work of much expense." CHURCH 1092. HOWES M267, "c." STREETER SALE 1031. FIELD 1003. SABIN 44396.

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        Cours d'hippiatrique, ou Traité complet de la médecine des chevaux. Orné de soixante & cinq planches gravées avec soin

      Edme, et chez l'auteur 1772 In-folio (52 x 35 cm), veau fauve moucheté, dos à six nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin vert, filets entourant les plats, fleurons aux angles, filets de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Orné de 56 gravures en couleurs, 1 frontispice, 1 portrait, et 7 grandes vignettes. Ex-libris Richard d'Aubigny. Bel exemplaire. // Folio (52 x 35 cm), fawn speckled calf, spine tooled raised on six bands, green morocco label, fillets border on covers, flowerets on corners, fillets on turns-in, dentelle inside, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with 56 coloured engravings, 1 frontispiece, 1 portrait, and 7 large vignettes. Ex-libris Richard d'Aubigny. Nice copy.

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        Regia Autoritate a Collegio Medico Hauniensi conscripta.

      Hauniae, 1772. 4to. Samt. helldrbd. med rig rygforgyldning. Kapitælfelt nænsomt repareret. Første fals svag og løs. På skrivepapir. (8),338 pp. Her og der lidt brunplettet. - Originaludgaven af Danmarks første farmakopé. - First edition of the first Danish pharmacopoeia

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        Sechsmonatliche Reise durch die nördlichen Provinzen von England, in Absicht auf den Zustand der Landwirthschaft, der Manufakturen, der Malerey und übrigen schönen Künste. Nach der zweyten Englischen Ausgabe übersetzt

      Leipzig, Fritsch 1772 -, 1775.. 4 Bände. Mit 4 gest. Titelvignetten und 13 (11 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und 2 Rückenschildern. Güntz II, 19 ff. (ausführl.); vgl. Kress 6767, Higgs 4852, Goldsmith 10612 (alle engl. Or.-Ausgabe, teilw. unter Erwähnung der deutschen Übers.). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe zweier 1770 und 1772 erschienenen Reiseberichte in Briefform. Wichtig vor allem wegen des hervorragenden Überblicks über Wirtschaft und Landwirtschaft, enthält auch schöne Beschreibungen der Landschaft und vieler Herrensitze. - Etwas berieben, Kapitale mit kl. Ausbrüchen. Leicht gebräunt, Titel mit altem Namenseintrag. Schönes Exemplar.

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        Gedichte von einem pohlnischen Juden. [Und:] Anhang zu den Gedichten eines pohlnischen Juden. 2 Teile in einem Band.,

      Mietau-Leipzig, Jakob Friedrich Hinz, 1772. - Ad 1) Erstausgabe [gleichzeitig Erstlingswerk] dieser seltenen Gedichtsammlung des deutsch-jüdischen Militärarztes und Lyrikers Isaschar Falkensohn Behr (1746-1817), der als der erste deutschsprachige jüdische Dichter gilt. - Vorliegende Gedichtsammlung wurde vom jungen Johann Wolfgang von Goethe am 1. September 1772 im Frankfurter Gelehrtenanzeiger rezensiert, d. h. verrissen: ‚verhasste Mittelmässigkeit‘. Behr widmete dieses Werk Friedrich Ewald von Fircks, dem kurländischen Landrat des Landkreises Pilten, der ihn mit anderen Freimaurern gefördert hatte. Friedrich von Matthisson nahm in seinem 1805 in Zürich veröffentlichten 9. Band seiner lyrischen Anthologien mehrere Gedichte Behrs auf. - Ad 2) Erstausgabe; auf starkem Papier gedruckt. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Vorsatzbl. mit älteren Bleistiftnotizen. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. gelöst. Unterschiedlich gebräunt. - Ad 1) Goedeke IV/1, 493, 10, 1 u. 3; Holzmann/B. II, 5403; Kippenberg 3038. - Ad 2) Goedeke V, 429, 1; Wilpert/G. 7. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit 2 (wiederh.) Holzschn.-Titelvignetten. 96; 32 S. - Vorgeb. - Matthisson, Friedrich von. Auserlesene Gedichte. Herausgegeben von Joh. Heinr. Füssli. Zürich, Orell, Gessner, Füssli und Compagnie, 1791. Mit gest. Titelportrait. X, 113 (1) S., 1 Bl., Ldr. d. Zt. m. reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les Modifications de l?Atmosphere contenant l?Histoire Critique du Barometre et du Thermometre, un traite sur la Construction de ces instrumens, et des experiences relatives a Leurs Usages Et principalem

      Subject: (Fisica). Gen?ve, 1772, due vol. in-4to mezza pergamena coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, tagli rossi; pp. VIII-416 + XI-(1)- 489-(1) con una tabella ripiegata e 7 tav. incise in rame ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti strumenti, tavole di misurazione, ecc. Lieve brunitura uniforme su alcune porzioni di cc. ma bell?esemplare in prima edizione. De Luc fu il primo a brevettare e commercializzare l?invenzione del barometro anticipata da Torricelli. Le sue ricerche sull?atmosfera lo portarono, insieme al fratello, nel 1770, a scalare i 3.109 m. del M. Buet (veri e propri pionieri dell?alpinismo i due realizzarono, nell?occasione, il primo bivacco conosciuto in quota). E? considerato precursore di J. Dalton nella formulazione della legge delle pressioni parziali. Wolff, Hist. of Science II, p. 288. ? The author?s most important work, containing his discovery of the maximum density of water, his invention of hygrometer, and his observations on latent heat. He was the discoverer of dry pile afterwards by Zamboni, and the first to give correct rules for measuring heights by the barometer?. (Zeitlinger). Poggendorff, I, 545/546 - Honeyman, 2053 - Perret, 1268 : "Tres rare". Fu, forse, il primo ad usare il termine 'geologia' (dopo Aldrovandi, naturalmente).

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