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        Verrerie (Glass-Blowing)

      1772 - Encyclopà die, ou dictionnaire raisonnà des sciences, des arts et des mà tiers. Plates vol. 10 Paris (1772) Folio, 253 x 393mm. 25 pages of descriptive text & 57 loose plates with their accompanying 5 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. The 57 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Verrerie from volume X of plates. There are five sets of plates in this suite. The first is entitled Verrier en bois and has twenty-two numbered plates with seven doubles (1-4, 19, 20, & 21). The second set, also entitled Verrier en bois, contains nineteen numbered plates, of which five are doubles (2, 4, 19, 20, 21).The third set, entitled Verrier en Bouteilles has ten numbered plates of which 3 plates are double (8, 9, 10). The penultimate set, entitled Verrerie Angloise, has 3 numbered plates and these are all single plates. The last set contains 4 numbered plates which are also all single. Also with the relevant entries listed under Verrier in the Table Analytique et Raisonnà e du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Mà tiers. Vol II (1780) 2 pages (605 & 856) from volume I of the Encyclopà die (1751) including Les arches du four and Attremper un pot 4 pages (92, 393, 504 & 837) from volume II of the Encyclopà die (1751) including Barres, Comment le tiseur fait la braise, Cachere dans les verries en bouteilles and La maniere de couper le verre 2 pages (219 & 243) from volume VII of the Encyclopà die (1756) including information on L'usage de la fougere en verrerie and Les fourneaux 16 pages (102-115 & 155-156) from volume XVII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including La verrerie en gà nà ral 1 page (156) from volume XVI of the Encyclopà die (1765) which includes information on Communautà de marchands verriers ou fayanciers, à tablie à Paris under Verrier With some browning to a few leaves.

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        Peches. Peches de mer, peches de rivieres. Fabrique des filets.

      Parigi: 1772 - In-folio (39,5 cm) 9 (1) XXXV c. (di tav.) Cartoncino con carta marmorizzata. Tavole incise da Benard e disegnate da Groussier. Proviene da Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, opera enciclopedica in 35 voll., di cui 11 di tavole, pubblicata a Parigi tra il 1751 e il 1772. Diretta da D. Diderot, intendeva esporre i progressi compiuti dall'umanità in tutti i campi, con particolare riguardo alla tecnica. Le voci furono scritte da letterati, specialisti, medici e ingegneri, tra cui J.-B. D'Alembert, Voltaire, C. Montesquieu, J.-J. Rousseau, E. Condillac. 18mo secolo

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        Thà atres (Theatres)

      1772 - Encyclopà die, ou dictionnaire raisonnà des sciences, des arts et des mà tiers. Plates vol. 10 Paris (1772) Folio, 253 x 393mm. 40 pages of descriptive text & 30 loose plates with their accompanying 2 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. The 38 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Thà atres from volume X of plates. Each plate is titled Salles de Spectacles with the name of the appropriate theatre. Theatres included are the Stuttgart Playhouse, a planned concert hall, the Theatre Royal in S. Charle at Naples, the Argentina Theatre of Rome, the Parma Theatre, the Tordinona Theatre in Rome, the Tuileries, the Comà die Française Playhouse, the Opera House, the Playhouse of the Comà die de Lyon, and the Playhouses at Montpellier and Metz. There are thirteen sets of plates in total, with one for each theatre. There are 7 sets with 1 numbered plate. There are five sets with two numbered plates, and two of these contain 2 double plates and one contains 1 single and 1 double plate, while the other two both have 2 single plates. There is one set with four numbered plates, and these are all single plates. There is also one set with ten numbered plates, and plates 9 & 10 are double plates. 2 pages (742 & 743) from volume I of the Encyclopà die (1751) including Thà atres D'Artifice and Distribution des artifices sur les thà atres 1 page (833) from volume II of the Encyclopà die (1751) including Lieu d'oà Jupiter lançoit sa soudre 1 page (457) from volume III of the Encyclopà die (1753) including Ceinture 2 pages (700 & 1069) from volume IV of the Encyclopà die (1754) including information on Les dà corations and Les divertissemens de thà atre 1 page (264) from volume V of the Encyclopà die (1755) including Vases pour favoriser la voix 1 page (582) from volume VI of the Encyclopà die (1756) describing Le grande manege par M. le marà chal de Richelieu 1 page (150) from volume VIII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including information on Le thà atre trouvà dans Herculanum 1 page (86) from volume X of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Sieges des thà atres 1 page (578) from volume XI of the Encyclopà die (1765) including information on L'orchestre 1 page (87) from volume XII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Parterre d'un thà atre 2 pages (493 & 566) from volume XIII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Proscenium and Pulpitum 1 page (752) from volume XIV of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Dipositons du lieu oà l;on reprà sentoit les pieces avant qu'on eût construit les thà atres 3 pages (232, 446 & 447) from volume XV of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Coup de thà atre and Les Romains 14 pages (188, 227-238, & 854) from volume XVI of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Marques que l'on distribuoit pour l'entrà e de thà atres, Les thà atres en gà nà ral, and further information on Vases pour favoriser la voix 2 pages (603 & 641) from volume XVII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including information on Thomas Betterton et Garick and Rà flexions de M.Fenton sur l'à tat du thà atre anglois aprà s la mort de Charles I 1 page (88) from volume II of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1776) which includes Des cabales de thà atre 2 pages (351 & 483) from volume III of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1777) which includes further information on Le thà atre trouvà dans Herculanum and Moyan employà pour chausser les salles de thà atre 5 pages (710, 937, 957, 959 & 965) from volume IV of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1777) which includes Les salles de thà atre, L'ancien hà tel de Conde, Le genre de tragà die, and Les dà fauts des thà atres des anciens With some browning to a few leaves. The main entry for Thà âtres, spread over twelve pages, was written by Chevalier Louis de Jaucourt, the often overshadowed contributor to the Encylopà die. He was sometimes criticised for being a compiler and not an original thinker, but in this article he presents some of his rarely heard personal opinions. O

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        Chasses. Contenant vingt-trois planches

      Parigi: 1772 - In-folio (42 cm) 27 (1) XXIII c. (di tav.) Senza legatura e senza frontespizio. Tavole incise da Benard e disegnate da Groussier. Proviene da Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, opera enciclopedica in 35 voll., di cui 11 di tavole, pubblicata a Parigi tra il 1751 e il 1772. Diretta da D. Diderot, intendeva esporre i progressi compiuti dall'umanità in tutti i campi, con particolare riguardo alla tecnica. Le voci furono scritte da letterati, specialisti, medici e ingegneri, tra cui J.-B. D'Alembert, Voltaire, C. Montesquieu, J.-J. Rousseau, E. Condillac. 18mo secolo

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        Machines de Théâtre (Staging Devices)


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        The bye-laws, and regulations of the Marine-Society, incorporated in MDCCLXXII: with the several instructions forms of indentures & other instruments used by them. Also a list of subscribers, from May 1769 to June 1772. To which is prefixed, the historical account of this institution, with remarks on the usefulness of it.

      London MDCCLXXII 1772 - 12mo., xi + (1) + 62 + (2) + 139 + (1)pp., with an engraved title-page, contemporary calf, spine fully gilt in compartments with flower and leaf devices within raised bands, red morocco label, just the smallest snag at foot of spine, but still a fine copy originally from the library of Sir Timothy Waldo, one of the original subscribers,> with his armorial bookplate on pastedown. First edition: rare. Higgs 5565. Not in Goldsmiths. [ESTC, OCLC & COPAC find only a few libraries with copies: 6 in B.Isles, but only Harvard, Houghton Lib., elsewhere]. The 'historical account' (62pp.) was written by Jonas Hanway himself for it was he who, in 1756, had got together a group of shipowners and merchants to form a society to supply men and boys for the sea service and to equip them with the proper gear. During the war years, 1756-1763, some 10,625 men and boys were thus fitted out for sea duty. At the close of the war, however, the activities of the Marine Society lapsed for financial reasons until 1769 when it was left a substantial legacy. 'Now its schemes were directed chiefly toward discovering destitute or deserted boys, fitting them out, and apprenticing them in the merchant service. In 1786, the Society acquired a ship, where 150 to 200 boys would be 'separated from their evil companions, cleansed from their rags and filthiness, softened into habits of subordination and obedience, inured to gentle disciplines. In terms of numbers affected and money involved, the Marine Society developed into one of the more imposing eighteenth-century charities. During its first half century (from 1756 to 1808), over 27,500 boys were equipped for service at sea and more than 36,000 landsmen volunteers were clothed as seamen for His Majesty's ships. Receipts came to nearly £246,000.' [David Owen, English philanthropy,> 1965, p.60]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1772. - [4],viii,542pp. plus errata and eighteen folding engraved maps. Large quarto. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, edges sprinkled red, gilt spine label. A bit of cracking to spine leather, boards slightly rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Light tanning, otherwise internally clean. A fine copy. 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." The Streeter copy was bought by Sessler in 1967 for $900. CHURCH 1092. HOWES M267, "c." STREETER SALE 1031. FIELD 1003. SABIN 44396. BEINECKE, LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 283.

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        Théatre de P. Corneille, avec des Commentaires, et autres Morceaux intéressans. 12 tom. [= cplt.].

      8. 390, 340, 404, 392, 344, 356, 368, 328, 366, 398, 440 u. 334 S. (Titelei in Pag.). Mit Front. (von Watelet nach Pierre) und 34 Kupferstich-Tafeln (nach Gravelot). Marmorierte Kalbslederbde. der Zeit, auf Rücken mit reichen Verz. sowie m. Titel und Bandnr. in Goldpräg. auf 2 mont. Papierschi., Stehkantenvergoldung, marmor. Vorsätzen sowie umseit Rotschnitt. Einbände stärker berieben, Kapitale und Ecken größtenteils schadhaft, Buchdeckel tlw. m. Schabspuren, Leder am Rücken brüchig und z.Tl. unvollständig vorhanden, im Text weitgehend fleckenfreie und schön erhaltene Ausgabe. - Alle Bände mit gest. Adelsexlibris, Bde. 1 u. 2 mit Namenseintrag v. alter Hand (Ger. Nicolas ... Roterodami 1772). Brunet II, 281 Graesse II, 267 Ebert 5229 Reynaud Sp. 95 Bengesco II, 141. - Die berühmte, von Voltaire edierte Gesamtausgabe, hier die zweite rechtmäßige Ausgabe mit den gleichen Illustrationen wie die der ein Jahr zuvor ebenda erschienenen Erstausgabe. Enthält sämtliche Bühnenstücke von Pierre Corneille, einige Stücke seines jüngeren Bruders Thomas sowie Bühnenwerke von Jean Racine. Band 1 mit einer gedruckten Widmung von Voltaire an die Mitglieder der Académie Francaise. - "Diese Ausgabe veranstaltete Voltaire bekanntlich zum Besten der Urenkelin von Corneille" (Ebert) / "Belle édition a été longtemps regardée comme la meilleure que lon eût de ce poete, et les exemples avaient acquis une certaine valeur " (Brunet). / "Belle édition que Voltaire fit imprimer par souscription chez les frères Cramer à Genève, en laccompagnant de commentaires, afin de doter une descendante du grand Corneille, quil avait recueillie. Toute lEurope y prit part." (Cohen/R. Sp. 255, zur EA).

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        Neu ausgefertigtes historisch-medicinisches Thier-Buch in vier besonderen Theilen verabfasset; ... Wobei verschiedene, wieder allerhand Kranckheiten bewehrte Geness-Mittel: angezeiget.Nuremberg, Johan Friedrich Rüdiger, 1714. 8vo. With a double-page engraved frontispiece, engraved by Johan Lorentz Hönnig, a double-page letterpress title-page printed in red and black, and 95 engraved plates, each depicting several animals. Contemporary vellum.

      Nissen, ZBI 2790; VD18 12232300; cf. Krivatsy 1772. Second edition of a pre-Linnean zoological work, describing in 4 parts the names, appearance, characteristics, qualities and habitats of quadrupeds, birds, fishes and invertebrates, together with their medicinal qualities and uses, by the German physician Georg Abraham Mercklein (1644-1702). He frequently cites (classical) authorities in the fields of medicine and natural history, like Galenus and Aristotle. Also included are some mythological animals, including several kinds of unicorn (p. 28) and a dragon (p. 611). Ten pages are devoted to the characteristics of the silkworm (pp. 678-687). At the end an index of the animals, illnesses and cures.With an early owner's inscription on first flyleaf. Slightly browned, some marginal thumbing or minor stains. Binding slightly soiled, but in good condition. Overall in very good condition.

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        Travels through Holland, Flanders, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lapland, Russia, the Ukraine, and Poland, in the years 1768, 1769, and 1770.

      J. Almon 1772 - In which is particularly minuted, the present state of those countries, respecting their agriculture, population, manufactures, commerce, the arts, and useful undertakings. [with]. Travels through France and Spain in the years 1770 and 1771. Four volumes. [2], iii, [1], viii, [2], 11- 373, [1]p; [2], iv, [2], 3-379, [1]p; [4], [2], 3-352pp; ix, [3], 385, [1]p. A fine set bound in full contemporary sprinkled calf, raised and gilt banded spines with red morocco labels. The blank fore-edge of one leaf a little worn. 8vo. Printed for J. Almon. 1772 / [and Vol IV] for G. Corrall, 1776. Very scarce, especially with the fourth volume published four years later. No copies appear in on-line auction records. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Gesundbrunnen und Baeder bey Hofgeismar, in Zwo Preisschriften Auf gnädigsten Befehl herausgegeben.

      Cassell (Kassel), Henrich Schmiedt 1772. 8. XV, 150 S. mit 7 (mehrf. gef.) Kupferstichtafeln von W. C. Mayr nach J. H. Tischbein. Original-Pappband mit mont. Rückenschild. (Einband berieben, 1 Tafel mit Einriß, sonst sehr guter Zustand).

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        An Historical Treatise on the Feudal Law, and the Constitution and Laws of England, with a Commentary on Magna Charta. London, ,

      J. Johnson 1772 - First Edition. 4to, v, [1], viii, [1], iv-xiv, 448, [2]pp, contemporary calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages dans les Indes Orientales, Contenant Une description exacte des coutumes de ce Pays; des moeurs, du climat, des habillemens (sic), &c. par les missionnaires danois. 3-vol. set (Complete)

      Lausanne: Jean Pierre Heubach, 1772. First Swiss edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Octavo (7 3/4 x 5"). [2], xxxvi, 244pp (Vol. 1); [2], 282pp (Vol. 2); [2], 202, [2]pp. (Vol. 3). Modern half brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spines. All paper edges red. Decorative headpieces and initials. Originally published in 1740 by Johann Lucas Niekamp, a German Lutheran missionary based in Tranquebar, "Voyages dans les Indes Orientales" is an account of the first 30 years of the Danish-Halle Mission to Tranquebar. The Tranquebar Mission was established in 1706 by two German missionaries from Halle, Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg and Heinrich Plütschau. Ziegenbalg and Plütschau, responded to the appeal by King Frederick IV of Denmark to establish a mission for the natives living in the Danish East India Company colony of Tranquebar. The mission was responsible for the printing and publication of the Bible in the Tamil Language.The errata leaf is at rear of volume 3.Sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Some offsetting to endpapers. Pages of second volume partly water-stained. Previous owner's Ex-libris on inside of each front cover (Dr. J. A. van Praag), and signature dated 'Amsterdam, 11 April 1934' at upper margin of each front free endpaper. Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in good- (Vol. 2) to very good (Vols. 1 and 3).

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        1772 Spirit of the Laws Montesquieu Political Government French Democracy LAW

      A Londres, 1772. “new edition” - 1772 Spirit of the Laws Montesquieu Political Government French Democracy LAW “Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” ― Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws In 1772, several different editions of Montesquieu’s ‘Spirit of the Laws’ was published, including two French editions and an English printing in London. ‘Spirit of the Laws’ is one of the most famous treaties ever written, especially on political theory. This work was so influential that world leaders such as Catherine the Great and the United States founding fathers applied the methods taught in this book to their culture’s future. This famed work found itself on the infamous ‘Prohibited Book Index’ in 1751 even though it was well-respected and well-read around the world. Montesquieu lists a few major points in his work; points that have resonated with government for centuries. These include: • Separation of power • Liberty and democracy are one in the same • The point of civil and criminal law is to ensure personal security • Qualities and flaws of governmental types Item number: #1027 Price: $750 MONTESQUIEU, Charles-Louis de De l'esprit des lois. A Londres, 1772. “new edition” Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 4 volume set: o Vol. I – [clxv], 430 o Vol. II – [xxiv], 362 o Vol. III – [xxiv], 440 o Vol. IV – [xii], 579 o 2 Large folding maps  Europe  World • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Graesse 589; Rahir 556 • Language: French • Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1027 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Méthode pour étudier l'histoire avec un catalogue des principaux historiens. Par M. l'abbé Lenglet du Fresnoy.

      - Paris, Debure & N.M.Tilliard, 1772. 15 tomes. in-12. Veau écaille, dos à nerfs dorés avec pièces de titre. (quelques mors un peu faibles, quelques pîqures de vers marginales, mais une tres bonne série de la dernière édition; nom sur les pages de titre: "Louis de Couessin de Quenet, 1817" DLFr., p.735: Nicolas Lenglet Dufrenoy (1674-1755): "Il mourut libre, mais tragiquement: il s'endormait un soir d'hiver sur un livre nouveau et tomba dans le feu; ses voisins arrivèrent trop tard pour le sauver (.) Nombre de ses ouvrages demeurent précieux par les Catalogues d'auteurs qui les accompagnent."

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        Veduta dell Arco di Settimio Severo

      Parigi 1772 - Carta vergellata con filigrana Giglio in doppio cerchio sormontato da lettera B . Lievi, sporadiche fioriture, altrimenti ottimo esemplare in nitida impressione. Hind 99, I/III. Focillon, n. 754. Acquaforte originale (cm. 70,5x47,5 più ampi margini).

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        Istruzioni, e Catalogo de' Premj per la Lotteria che si tirerà nel Real Banco di S. Eligio diu Napoli il dì 6 Decembre del corrente anno 1772

      Nella Stamperia di Francesco Morelli - Napoli, NAPOLI 1772 - ITALIANO Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 4°, stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, scritta su piatto inferiore, fori di tarlo su quello anteriore, pochi segni del tempo, tracce di fioritura sparsa, tagli poco bruniti, pagine ben conservate, con fori di tarlo sul margine di piede, pagina 7-8 con punta inferiore consunta, excipit con strappo tra margine interno e di piede. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Su frontespizio magnifica marca tipografica incisa in nero, con due putti e grappoli d'uva. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        La Conjuración de Catilina y la guerra de Jugurta

      Madrid, Joaquín Ibarra 1772 - Fol. (34,9 x 24,6 cm) Frontis, portada, 8 h., retrato, 395 p., 1 mapa y 6 láminas grabadas al cobre, capitulares, culs de lamp, viñetas y 2 cabeceras calcográficas. Tafilete rojo de época, lomo liso, hierros dorados y tejuelo verde: salustio. del infante, greca dorada con motivos florales en ambos planos, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados, guardas de seda azul [Gabriel Gómez] Magnífico ejemplar, marginoso, limpio y deliciosamente encuadernado por el que fuera encuadernador real y uno de los grandes representantes del estilo neoclásico en España. El Salustio es sin duda, junto con el Quijote de la Academia –también impreso por Ibarra– el mejor libro impreso en España. Palau: “Esta obra tiene fama de ser la mejor impresa en españa. En efecto, el papel, los tipos, la disposición tipográfica, todo es nítido y excelente. Es más, puede que supere en belleza tipográfica a las mejores producciones de Didot, Bodoni, Renouard, Crapelet y demás maestros en el arte de la imprenta.” Palau, 288134; Cohen, 938; Updike, Prynting types, p. 73. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An essay on the nature and immutability of truth, in opposition to sophistry and scepticism. . The third edition.

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly; A. Kincaid and W. Creech and J. Bell Edinburgh 1772 - 8vo., vi + (1) + 10 - 514pp., contemporary calf gilt, with crimson morocco lettering piece on spine. An excellent crisp copy with an interesting provenance. 1. Contemporary ink presentation inscription on front free endpaper: 'Ex dono Joseph Banks> Esq. Sept. 12th 72 to Joseph Gargr: on ye day aforesaid'. [Whether this Joseph Banks was the famous naturalist and patron of science is open to debate]. 2. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of W. Priestley of Lightcliffe.> Jessop p.97. Chuo (Hume>) p.258. 'Only with difficulty did this ungentle diatribe against Hume find a publisher, and the one who accepted it required the full cost to be borne by the author. B.'s friends concealed this unflattering condition, collected 50 guineas, and gave this to him as the publisher's payment.' [Jessop]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alehouse license for Ambrose Pennington and John Waite of The Crooked Bill

      Westminster: St Clement Dane, 1772. 1 page partially printed document accomplished in manuscript, with signatures of witnesses R. Buhler and W. Kelynge. Oblong folio. Toned, small closed tears. 1 page partially printed document accomplished in manuscript, with signatures of witnesses R. Buhler and W. Kelynge. Oblong folio. ALEHOUSE LICENSE 1772 IN WESTMINSTER. Alehouse license for The Crooked Bill in the parish of St. Clement Danes. The fee for the one-year license was £. 10 each to the proprietors Ambrose Pennington and John Waite.

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        An enquiry into the practice and legality of pressing by the King's Commission: founded on a consideration of the methods in use to supply the fleets and armies of England. From the earliest period of the English laws and history, to the present time.

      London: J. Almon 1772 - 8vo., (4) + 60pp., including the half-title, contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked in calf, spine lettered in gilt. A very good copy indeed. First edition. Although Britain was not at war in 1772 - the Seven Years' War had ended in 1763 and the American War would not commence until 1775 - naval recruitment by press-gangs was still continuing, the current orders to that effect being included in the present Enquiry.> 'By the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great-Britain and Ireland, &c. and of all his majesty's Plantations, &c. In pursuance of his majesty's order in council, bearing date the 14th day of September 1770, we do hereby impower and direct you to press so many seamen, seafaring men, and persons whose occupations and callings are to work in vessels and boats upon rivers, as you shall be able, in order to serve on board his majesty's ships, giving to each man so impressed, one shilling for prest-money.' A few years later, however, by an Act of 1774, forced recruitment of Thames watermen employed by fire insurance companies, the masters and mates of merchant vessels, and a proportion of men in each collier, would all be exempted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1772 - A poem entitled RECOLLECTION by Phillis Wheatley included in the March 1772 issue of THE LONDON MAGAZINE (pp. 134-135) bound with ten issues of LONDON MAGAZINE: or, GENTLEMAN'S MONTHLY INTELLIGENCER (Jan 1772 - Jul 1773). Contemporary half leather binding with marbled boards and red leather label on spine. Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to publish a book of poetry, entitled "POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, RELIGIOUS AND MORAL" in 1773. Several of her poems appeared earlier in various periodicals and this is one of those few. Born in West Africa, brought to America on a slave ship as a young child in 1761, Phillis Wheatley was sold as a slave to John and Susanna Wheatley in Boston. The Wheatley family tutored her and gave her an opportunity to write poetry. With its combination of religion and neoclassicism, Wheatley's poetry found an audience among Wheatley's friends and later in England. The poem entitled "Recollection" was first published by the London Magazine in March 1772, was subsequently reprinted in 1773, and was finally included in Wheatley first book in variant form. A scarce item from the first truly significant black American writer. Mason pp 141-144. Robinson p. 308. Joints tender and binding shows some wear. Text is clean and bright. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poetische Werke, 5 Theile (in 2 Bänden). Mit 21 Kupfern.

      Bern, Beat Ludwig Walthard, sowie Amsterdam, Johannes Schreuder, 1772. 200, 212 S., S. 213 - 333, 226, 170 S., 3 Bl. Vollständiges Werk in fünf Teilen (gebunden in zwei Bänden). Illustrierte Original-Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf grünen Rückenschildern. Werkausgabe des Dichters Friedrich von Hagedorn (1708 - 1754). Hagedorn, dessen Werk sich in Fabeln, Lieder, Lehrgedichte und Epigramme unterteilen läßt, gilt als Begründer des deutschen Rokoko. Gliederung: I. Moralische Gedichte. II/III. Fabeln und Erzehlungen. IV: Oden und Lieder. V: Abhandlungen von den Liedern der alten Griechen. Bd. 1 mit ganzseitigem Titelkupfer von Johann Rudolf Holzhalb (1723 - 1806) sowie ganzseitigem gestochenen Porträt des Dichters von Holzhalb als Frontispiz. Die Bände ferner mit 21 ganzseitigen Kupfern, überwiegend von Holzhalb nach Motiven von Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733 - 1794) sowie zahlreichen gestochenen Textvignetten. Buchrücken etwas nachgedunkelt sowie minimal berieben. Sonst sehr guter Zustand beider Bände; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Sehr gutes Exemplar dieser seltenen Werkausgabe mit allen zugehörigen Kupfern. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Hagedorn, Friedrich von Werke Werlausgabe Gedichte Lyrik Fabeln, Lieder, Lehrgedichte Epigramme Poesie

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        [JOSEPH BANKS] Letters on Iceland

      Containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history; antiquities, volcanos, basaltes, hot springs; customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c. Made, during a voyage undertaken in the year 1772, by Joseph Banks, Esq. P.R.S. assisted by Dr. Solander, F.R.S. Dr. J. Lind, F.R.S. Dr. Uno von Troil, and several other literary and ingenious gentlemen. Written by Uno von Troil, D. D., First Chaplain to his Swedish Majesty, Almoner of the Swedish Orders of Knighthood, and Member of the Academy of Schiences at Stockholm. To which are added the letters of Dr. Ihre and Dr. Bach to the author, concerning the Edda and the Elephantiasis of Iceland: also Professor Bergman's curious observations and chemical examination of the lava and other substances produced on the island. With a new map of the island, and a representation of the remarkable boiling fountain called by the inhabitants Geyser. London : W. Richardson, J. Robson and N. Conant, 1780. Second edition, corrected and improved. Octavo, contemporary calf boards, expertly rebacked in matching modern calf with gilt ruled raised bands, red title label with gilt lettering, frontispiece folding map, pp xxvi; 400; contents crisp and clean. After accompanying Cook on his first voyage, Banks and Solander intended to sail on the second circumnavigation but raised objections over the size and capacity of the Resolution and Adventure. Banks had wished to bring a party of sixteen men to accompany his field work, and despite some compromises the Admiralty was in the end simply unable to meet his somewhat arduous demands. Instead, Banks voyaged to the remote and little documented realm of Iceland where a number of important social, scientific and topographical discoveries were recorded. Letters on Iceland was first published in Sweden in 1777; the first English edition appeared in 1780 (London : Richardson, Robson and Conant). It was the first major work in this language to inform a wider audience about Iceland. The second, revised English edition, was published in the same year. It includes a dramatic representation of Geyser, the famous boiling water phenomenon in the southwest of the country, from which all other geysers derive their name. A single copy of this second edition is recorded in Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales).

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        A. Sparrman's ethnographical collection from James Cook's 2nd expedition (1772-1775).Stockholm, Aktiebolaget Thule, 1939. 4to (29 x 22.5 cm). With 24 full-page numbered collotype plates, reproducing photographs of artifacts, and a few line illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green textured cloth.

      Beddie 4711. A rare description of Sparrman's ethnographical collection, assembled during Cook's second voyage into the Pacific and now in the Museum of Ethnography, Sweden. The detailed descriptions of the objects are preceded by a biographical sketch and a résumé of Sparrman's narrative of the expedition. The illustrations show objects from New Zealand, the Tonga Islands, Tahiti, Tanna, New Caledonia and the Marquesas Islands.Anders Sparrman, a brilliant pupil of Linnaeus, sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in 1772. There he joined James Cook's expedition as assistant to the naturalists Johann Reinhold and Georg Forster.With library bookplate, stamps and labels. In very good condition. Binding with minor water damage along the fore-edge but otherwise very good.

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        Lettre de R. Ismael Ben Abraham, Juif Converti, à M. l'Abbé Houteville, sur son Livre intitulé, La Religion Chrétienne prouvée par les Faits.

      Chez C.L. Thiboust, A Paris 1772 - In-12 de XXVIII-(4)-205 pp., veau brun, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale. « Ouvrage du grand orientaliste français Étienne Fourmont (1683-1745), qui le rédigea à l'occasion de la publication, la même année, du livre de l'abbé Houteville La Religion Chrétienne prouvée par les faits. C'est une réfutation véhémente, exprimée à travers la voix d'un juif imaginaire, des préjugés théologiques entretenus en France à l'égard des juifs, même convertis. L'auteur dénonçait notamment la méconnaissance de la langue hébraïque et des langues orientales dans les milieux érudits français. « En Allemagne et en Hollande, comme il y a beaucoup de Juifs, et que les Langues Orientales y sont cultivées, s'il arrive quelque dispute littéraire, on ne s'étonne nullement de voir un Rabbin de la partie : les François souffrent, lorsqu'ils entendent parler d'un Juif : ils se défient du Juif converti, comme des autres ; l'esprit toujours préoccupé d'un Judaisme qui n'est plus, ils ne le voyent agréablement qu'après quatre ou cinq générations » (J. Comellas). Très bon exemplaire (petit accident à la coiffe de pied). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Treatise Describing the Construction and Explaining the Use of New Celestial and Terrestrial Globes.

      Author., London 1772 - xxviii, 345pp, 14 folding plates + 18p catalogue of scientific instruments made and sold by the author. Title continues: 'Designed to illustrate in the most easy and natural manner the phoenomena of the earth and heavens and so shew the correspondence of the two spheres with a great variety of astronomical and geographical problems.' Complete with detached front board so needs rebinding, label missing, a few of the plates are edge browned but does not affect images, bookplate of 'Melville' (Henry Dundas) to fep. 700g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A. Sparrman's ethnographical collection from James Cook's 2nd expedition (1772-1775).Stockholm, Aktiebolaget Thule, 1939. 4to (29 x 22.5 cm). With 24 full-page numbered collotype plates, reproducing photographs of artifacts, and a few line illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green textured cloth.

      - Beddie 4711. A rare description of Sparrman's ethnographical collection, assembled during Cook's second voyage into the Pacific and now in the Museum of Ethnography, Sweden. The detailed descriptions of the objects are preceded by a biographical sketch and a résumé of Sparrman's narrative of the expedition. The illustrations show objects from New Zealand, the Tonga Islands, Tahiti, Tanna, New Caledonia and the Marquesas Islands.Anders Sparrman, a brilliant pupil of Linnaeus, sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in 1772. There he joined James Cook's expedition as assistant to the naturalists Johann Reinhold and Georg Forster.With library bookplate, stamps and labels. In very good condition. Binding with minor water damage along the fore-edge but otherwise very good.

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        Zhurnal ili Podennaia zapiska, blazhennyia i vechnodostoinyia pamiati gosudaria imperatora Petra Velikago s 1698 goda, dazhe do zakliucheniia Neishtatskago mira. chast' pervaia, chast' vtoraia [The Journal or Daily Notes of Emperor Peter the Great, from the year 1698 through the conclusion of the Neustadt Peace, part one and part two]

      pri Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, St. Petersburg 1772 - Small quartos (24.6 × 18.3 cm). Later polished calf with spine in six compartments and gilt titles; marbled endpapers; red edges; 460 and 438, a-e, 460 pp. (lacking pp. 461-763). Decorative initials, headpieces, and etched allegorical vignette with a small portrait of Peter, signed C. M. Rothe, preceding the text of both volumes. Small private library label removed to front pastedown; private stamp to titles verso; occasional foxing and light moisture stains to lower margin; the first five leaves of volume II with paper repairs, not affecting text; overall still quite attractive and an unusually complete set. First edition of the military and diplomatic campaign journals kept by Peter the Great, his lieutenants, and secretaries, which document the Russian war with Sweden and the legal and military development of the Russian Empire. These papers were to serve as the basis for any authoritative history of Petrine Russia and were compiled and edited by Peter himself, with the help of Aleksey Makarov and Petr Shapirov, but published only at Catherine the Great's behest after Peter's death. She tasked the conservative statesman, writer, and thinker, Prince Mikhail Shcherbatov, 1733-1790, with editing the work, as described in his preface. Peter was highly invested in leaving detailed documentation on the Great Northern War (1700-1721), which led to Sweden's defeat in the Baltic and established the Russian Empire as a major European political and military power. The journal describes in detail Peter's strategy, the movement of troops, and the course of battles. It lists military equipment, details material losses, and provides lists of wounded and imprisoned soldiers and generals. Especially noteable is the lengthy description of the signing of the Treaty of Nystad and the ensuing celebrations, replete with fireworks and festive banquets. The Journal is supplemented with numerous documents taken both from Peter's Cabinet Archive and from other state repositories. Among them are declarations relating to the unsuccessful 1710-1711 campaign against Ottoman forces, the detailed account of Peter's travels through Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and France in 1717, as well as Peter's Manifesto about those responsible for the continuing war (1719).Most copies lack the entire second volume, which was published two years after the first; others have only the first part of volume two (up to p. 191). Our copy lacks only the last pages of the second part (pp. 461-763), which consist of supplements and edicts. Still very uncommon in such a state of completion, with almost no auction records both in Russia and abroad. In 2007, the Mollo-Stroganov copy (containing volume 1 only) sold for 3000 GBP. One of 1200 copies. Bitovt 1683. Svodnyi katalog 2282. Sopikov 4096. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Leiodii [ie. Liége]: Ex Officina Typographica Clementis Plomteux ..., 1772. [12],380,cxxxix,[1]pp. Folio (signed in 4s - 38 x 24cm). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. Printed in black and red, with staves, headlines and some initials in red, other initials historiated and in black. Pictorial title vignette, with title within ornamented border. Binding worn, with loss at toe of spine and signs of label removal, institutional bookplate and presentation bookplate on front endsheets, ms. digits in corner of title and on verso, trivial worm track in lower gutter of last dozen leaves, internally a very good, crisp copy. "Editio Novissima, Multo auctior & emendatior." An elegant Graduale printed by Plomteux, who in addition to being a highly productive printer of religious texts, government publications, and reference works, served as librarian of the city of Liége between August 1766 and no later than September 1792. He entered the trade in 1766, working in association with the printer and bookseller Kints Everard, before succeeding him in 1767. He was also active as printer to one or more Parisian booksellers until the 1790s. The Graduale was a staple for him, both in large format and small, and this edition is the earliest located in OCLC/Worldcat under his imprint (one copy only, at the University of Maastricht). OCLC: 69417194.

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        Analecta veterum poetarum Graecorum. Analecta veterum poetarum Graecorum.

      Classical Authors: Argentorati - Strasbourg typis Ioannis Henrici Heitz, academiae typographi. 1772-1776.. 3 volumes, Large octavo . Vol I : Title pp [xxxiv], 506. Vol II: Title, pp 529 (530); VolII:Title, pp 334; pp 319 (320). Colophons dated: 1st August 1772; 21st December 1773 and 30th November1776. Blue morocco with arms of Henry Fiennes Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle. Text in Greek, Brunck's notes in Latin. Contains the whole of the Greek Anthology, besides some poems which are not properly included under that title. The epigrams of the Anthology were edited by Brunck, from a careful comparison of the Planudean Anthology with various copies of the Vatican Codex ; and they now appeared for the first time revised by a scholar competent to the task. Brunck also adopted a new arrangement, which certainly has its defects, but yet is invaluable for the student of the history of Greek literature : discarding altogether the books and chapters of the early Anthology, he placed together all the epigrams of each poet, and arranged the poets themselves in chronological order, placing those epigrams, the authors of which were unknown, under the separate head of a???????. The Lectiones of Brunck are an indispensable supplement to the Analecta. The Greek Anthology is a collection of poems, mostly epigrams, that span the classical and Byzantine periods of Greek literature. Most of the material of the Greek Anthology comes from two manuscripts, the Palatine Anthology of the 10th century and the Anthology of Planudes (or Planudean Anthology) of the 14th century. Until 1606 the only version known was the i4th century Planudian Anthology of Maximus Planudes until Claudius Salmasius discovered the fuller collection of Constantine Cephalus in the Palantine library at Heidelberg. Constantine Cephalas in the 10th century, had added to Meleager's Anthology a number of other collections: homoerotic verse collected by Straton of Sardis in the 2nd century AD; a collection of Christian epigrams found in churches; a collection of satirical and convivial epigrams collected by Diogenianus; Christodorus' description of statues in the Byzantine gymnasium of Zeuxippos; and a collection of inscriptions from a temple in Cyzicus. Brunck was the first editor to compare the 2 and restore works that Planudes had deleted or bowdlerised for their explicit content. Vol. ! front hinge starting ; head cap slightly damaged. Richard François Philippe Brunck 1729 ? 1803 was a French classical scholar. The first work he edited was the Anthologia Graeca or Analecta veterum Poetarum Graecorum (1772?1776), in which his innovations on the established mode of criticism startled European scholars. As an editor, he made no commentaries, but occupied himself only with the text. Persuaded that all faults in the language of the Greek poets came from the carelessness of copyists, wherever it seemed to him that an obscure or difficult passage might be made intelligible and easy by a change of text, he did not scruple to make the necessary alterations, whether the new reading were supported by manuscript authority or not. Between 1299 and 1301 Byzantine Greek grammarian, theologian, translator, and classical scholar at Constantinople, Maximus Planudes prepared a compilation that became the basis for the Anthologia Graeca. Planudes used for the purpose three lost manuscripts: two of collections similar to the Palatine Anthology possibly compiled by Constantine the Rhodian, and a third which was an abridged version of the collection made by Byzantine schoolmaster Constantine Cephalas circa 900, on which the Palatine Anthology was based. The Planudea was first published in print by Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, Venetus, in Florence on August 11, 1494. Lascaris's edition was the version by which the work was known in Western Europe until the Palatine Anthology was published in print by French classical scholar Richard François Philippe Brunck in his Anthologia Graeca or Analecta veterum Poetarum Graecorum 3 vols., (1772?1776). Constantinus Cephalas appears to have lived about four centuries after Agathias, and to have flourished in the tenth century, under the emperor Constantinus Porphyrogenitus. The labours of preceding compilers may be viewed as merely supplementary to the Garland of Meleager; but the Anthology of Constantinus Cephalas was an entirely new collection from the preceding Anthologies and from original sources. Very little is known of Cephales. Modern scholars had never even heard his name till it was brought to light by the fortunate discovery of Salmasius. That great scholar, when a very young man, visited Heidelberg about the end of the year 1606, and there, in the library of the Electors Palatine, he found the MS. collection of Greek epigrams, which was afterwards removed to the Vatican, with the rest of the Palatine library (1623), and has become celebrated under the names of the Palatine Anthology and the Vatican codex of the Greek Anthology. Brunet 1:307; Graesse1;114. Classical Authors Poetry Anthologia Graeca

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      Carlsruhe: Michael Macklot, 1772. Text block mildly toned throughout, slight warp, but a fine example of this style of binding. 8vo. 493p, (xi, index); 95p; 96p. Printed in double columns. Bound in full black grained morocco with colored Dutch floral paste-downs, a.e.g., the covers entirely framed in silver with central ornaments and floral cornerpieces also in silver, head and tail of spine with decorative silver surrounds, two filigree clasps with hallmarks, the edges gauffered. German language church book containing various songs, prayers and parts of the New Testament. Published for the use of the Evangelische-Lutherische Kirche at Baden.

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        Le temple de Gnide

      à Paris: Chez Le Mire, 1772. Fine. Chez Le Mire, à Paris 1772, Grd. in 8 (16x24cm), (2) vij, 104pp., relié. - First Edition print of the famous eighteenth shown. The text was entirely engraved by Drouet. The illustration includes an engraved as a frontispiece (this one is "before the letter"). and new figures by Eisen, the whole engraved by Le Mire. Printing on top paper. Full calf marbled contemporary sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated. Roulette tail and head. part of title in red morocco. particular work of Montesquieu, Gnidus The temple is a poem of seven songs in prose pastoral. The book appeared with some flavor of scandal. This edition, the realization of the engraver Mire, was particularly neat, margins are large, elegant typography, the participation of excellent Eisen. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en premier tirage de ce fameux illustré du XVIIIe. Le texte a été entièrement gravé par Drouet. L'illustration comprend un titre gravé, un frontispice, et neuf figures par Eisen, le tout gravé par Le Mire. Impression sur papier supérieur. Exemplaire de premier tirage avec la deuxième planche de "Céphise" portant la légende "La chaleur va les faire renaître" (tirage à préférer selon Cohen). Cohen/De Ricci 726: "Estampes d'une exécution ravissante, comme composition et comme gravure".  Plein Veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin brun. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Petits manques en queue. Frottements Oeuvre particulière de Montesquieu, Le temple de Gnide est un poème de sept chants en prose, une pastorale. L'ouvrage parut avec un certain parfum de Scandale. Cette édition, réalisation du graveur le Mire, a été particulièrement soignée, les marges sont grandes, la typographie élégante, la participation d'Eisen excellente.

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        FIRST DESCRIPTION OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS: "Observations on Different Kind of Air." (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 62, pp. 147-264.)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1772. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. A very important publication in which Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) presents the first description of photosynthesis along with his discovery of "nitrous air" (nitric oxide) and "vapor of spirit of salt," later called "acid air" or "maritime air" (hydrochloric acid). Folding plate at page 254 illustrates the equipment used in Priestley's experiments. Priestley was awarded the Royal Society's Copley Medal in 1773 for this work. xiv, 494, [3] pp. 8vo. Full brown leather binding which has been re-backed with the original boards. Gold decoration to spine with burgundy patch title. Minor scuffing to boards from age. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound, quite clean within.

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

      Copenhagen: Moller, 1772. hardcover. very good(-). Text in German. 25 copper engraved plates including 5 folding maps of Oman, Yemen and Arabia. 4to, calf backed boards (rubbed and worn). Scattered light foxing. A very good(-) copy. Nicolaus Möller, Copenhagen, 1772. Carsten Niebuhr (1733 - 1815), who came from a peasant family, studied mathematics and astronomy at the Univ. Göttingen, and in 1761, as a member of a Danish expedition, took a journey that took him across Egypt, Yemen and Syria to India. As the only survivor of this journey, he returned from Mesopotamia, Iran and Asia in 1767 to Germany. In the following years Niebuhr devoted himself to analyzing the collected material and working on his travel description to Arabia.

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