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        Traité des maladies des os dans lequel on a représenté les appareils & les machines qui conviennent à leur guérison

      New edition, after the original from 1705 and the second significantly increased 400pp. 1723 The book was reissued regularly throughout the centuries. It is illustrated with two folding plates and several text engraved in wood and non-texte.Pleine Basane of marbled time. Back tooled raised. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Head cover frayed. 5 corners bumped. A lack of volume on a nerve that I. Frottements.Bien widely criticized when it was published, this treaty is the first major in this field, in which the surgeon has made high contributions in the treatment of certain bone diseases, including teeth, Achilles tendon, but is most particularly noteworthy in the healing descriptions detailed principles of physiotherapy and reflexive foundation for future osteopathy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez P. G. Cavelier à Paris 1772 in-12 (10x17cm) xxxvj, 119, 430pp. et 574pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Handwerke und Künste. 9. und 10 Sammlung. In Tabellen. Mit Kupfern. Fortgesetzt von O. L. Hartwig. Neunte Sammlung: Bearbeitung der Erd- und Steinarten. Zehnte Sammlung: Bearbeitung der Erdarten.

      Berlin, im Verlag der Buchhandlung der Realschule, 1772 und 1773. 2 Sammlungen. (Erstauflage ?). Mit 8 Kupertafeln. 302, 340 Seiten, 5 unpag. Blätter. 8°. Schöner goldgeprägter Halbledereinband der Zeit, Rückenschild, Vollfarbschnitt. Zwei Sammlungen in einem Band. Mit einem Register für die neunte und zehnte Sammlung. Kupfer vollständig (!!!!): 9 \"Tab\" auf 8 Tafeln. Einband mit Bünden und goldgeprägtem Titelschild auf dem Rücken. Mit einem Exlibris auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Mit einem Bibliotheksstempel auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblad. Mit einem Lesebändchen. Rot gefärbter Ganzschnitt. Kleine alte Lesezeichen zu den einzelnen Abschnitten. Inhalt der neunten Sammlung: Der Dammsetzer, Der Ziegelofen, Der Kalkofen, Der Steinmetz, Der Bildhauer, Der Stuckaturarbeiter, Der Schieferdecker, Die Verfertigung der Schmelztiegel, Einige kurze Nachrichten von der Verfertigung der Bleystifte, Die Tobackspfeifenfabrik. Inhalt der zehnten Sammlung: Der Mahler, Der Staffirmahler, Das Alaunwerk, Das Salzwerk, Von dem Salpeter und dessen Gebrauch, Die Glashütte, Die Spiegelfabrik, Der Glasschneider. Es handelt sich hierbei um ein Prachtexemplar. Das Buch ist sehr gut erhalten. Nur leicht angestaubt und leicht berieben, ansonsten sehr gut und frisch. Siehe Foto. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Phédon, ou Entretiens sur la spiritualité et l'immortalité de l'ame

      - Chez Saillant et Lepelley, Paris & Bayeux 1772, in-8 (12x20cm), (2) xxiv ; 342 (2), relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese da Junker, decorata con un bel frontespizio incisa da Monet Menil. Pieno biondo vitello screziato al momento. Smooth posteriore ornata con un pezzo di marocchino rosso, così come scatole e pinnacoli dorati. Filetto di Gilt su turni. Tutti marmorizzato. Testa coprire logoro, un angolo ottuso e alcuni graffi. Principale opera filosofica di Mendelssohn, in cui egli segue "la stessa forma e lo stesso ordine di quella di Platone (dove descrive gli ultimi momenti della vita di Socrate), ma [egli] ha cercato di accogliere il suo valore sapore metafisico della [sua] secolo "(Prefazio) mettendo in bocca a Socrate argomenti di Leibniz e Descartes. L'adattamento di Mendelssohn è meglio conosciuto per essere stato una critica da Kant nella seconda edizione della Critica della ragion pura. Il libro è stato oggetto di numerose edizioni in Germania e fu un successo popolare, contribuendo alla emancipazione del pensiero ebraico. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française par Junker, ornée d'un beau frontispice de Monet gravé par Menil. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré de l'époque. Dos lisse orné d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, ainsi que de caissons et fleurons dorés. Filet doré sur les coupes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Coiffe de tête élimée, un coin émoussé et quelques épidermures. Principal ouvrage philosophique de Mendelssohn, dans lequel il suit "la même forme le même ordre que celui de Platon (où ce dernier met en scène les derniers moments de la vie de Socrate) ; mais [il a] tâché d'accommoder ses preuves métaphysiques au goût de [son] siècle " (Préface) en mettant dans la bouche de Socrate les arguments de Leibniz et de Descartes. L'adaptation de Mendelssohn est surtout connue pour avoir fait l'objet d'une critique de la part de Kant dans la seconde édition de sa Critique de la raison pure. Le livre fit l'objet de nombreuses éditions en Allemagne et eut un succès populaire, contribuant à l'émancipation de la pensée juive.

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        Causes célèbres et intéressantes avec les jugements qui les ont décidées. 16 premiers volumes

      1772. A Amsterdam, chez Michel Rhey, 1772 - 1778. 16 volumes In-12 reliés plei- veau blond, dos à nerfs très ornés, pièce de titre et de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges, gardes de papier marbré. Chaque volume d'environ 475 pages. 4 volumes présentent des épidermures, quelques petits manques de cuir aux coiffes et en queues sans grande gravité. Corps des ouvrages en bon état. Tomes 1 à 16 inclus, tête de série de ces écrits intéressants sur des affaires criminelles, de sorcellerie ou judiciaires dont certaines célébres : Martin Guerre, Marquise de Brinvillier, La Cadière accusée de sorcellerie, La Pivardière, la Demoiselle Gardel, l'Abbé de Mauroy, Procès des Jésuites à l'occasion de leur commerce, Mariage du Duc de Guise, Histoire du Chevalier de Morsan etc...Très bon ensemble malgré les défauts signalés.

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        Blätter für höhere Wahrheit. Aus Beyträgen von Gelehrten, ältern Handschriften und seltenen Büchern. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Magnetismus.

      11 Bände (Alles!). Die Bde. 9-11 als "Neue Sammlung" betitelt. Mit zus. 3 (1 mehrfach gefalt.) lithograph. Tafeln. Pappbde. d. Zt. ADB XXI, 597 Caillet 7493 und 7494 Slg. du Prel 587 Ackermann II, 41 und V. 969 : "Eine Fundgrube für jeden Interessierten okkulter Literatur. Im letzten Bande ein Gesamtregister. Sehr gesucht und selten vollständig." - Der Frankfurter Bürgermeister J. F. Meyer (1772-1849) wurde vor allem durch seine Bibelübersetzung bekannt, die ihm auch den Namen "Bibel-Meyer" eintrug. Enthält ein Konglomerat an teils recht kuriosen Aufsätzen, u. a.: Ueber Magnetismus in Beziehung auf die Geschlechter Auszug aus dem magnetischen Tagebuch des Ritters von Barberin Historia von der Alchimey Fragment aus der Geschichte einer magnetischen Hellseherin Von der Erschaffung der schädlichen Thiere Blicke der Erkenntniß Ueber Mysticismus Des Theophrastus Paracelsus Buch von Nymphen, Sylphen, Pygmäen und Salamandern, auch anderen Geschöpfen dieser Art Ueber Horsts Dämonomagie Ueber das Wesen des Wunders Gespräch über die Freymaurerey Lehrsätze der Magie Die Nacht, von welcher Jesus redet Erklärung des neunzigsten Psalms Der Engel Metatron Kurzer Begriff der Kabala Vom Ursprung der fossilen Thiere Aus der Vorschule für Aegyptische Hieroglyphik u. Schrift Merkwürdige Weissagung des Dante Vom Hades Der Magnetismus als Mittel der Selbstheilung u. Spiegel der Selbsterkenntnis Wahrnehmungen einer Seherin Über Indische Mythologie Das Kreuz Christi Die neuesten Naturerschütterungen Scheinbarer Widerspruch Christi u. Pauli in Betreff des Mana Der Blutbräutigam Das Buch Henoch Leitfaden einer künftigen Symbolik Der Tempel Salomos Prüfung der Lehre von der Seelenwanderung Noch eine Irrlehre, in Verbindung mit dem Gilgul Aus dem Wunderbüchlein Die Insel Atlantis. - - - Formate tls. etwas unterschiedlich, Deckelbezüge abweichend. Berieben und bestoßen. Tls. fleckig und gebräunt.

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        Oeuvres. Avec des éclaircissemens historiques donnés par lui-même et rédigés par M. Brossette; augmentées de plusieurs pièces, tant de l'auteur, qu'ayant rapport à ses ouvrages; avec des remarques et des dissertations critiques par M. de Saint-Marc. Nouvelle édition. Enrichie de figures gravées d'après les desseins du fameux Picart le romain.

      Paris chez les Libraires associés 1772 - 5 volumes in-8, CXVI-431, 617, 540, 562, CLVI-378 pp. Reliure plein veau blond époque, dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons, pièces de titre rouges, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées.(une coiffe un peu usée). Belle édition illustrée de 9 figures H.T. (dont 1 en frontispice, 2 allégoriques et 6 pour le poème Le Lutrin) d'après Bernard Picart gravées par Vinkeles; 5 vignettes de titre différentes à chaque volume par Van der Meer et une par de Bakker. Les gravures sont reprises de l'édition de 1722. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil d'observations de médecine des hôpitaux militaires.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1766-1772. - Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1766-1772 ; 2 vol. in-4 (25 x 19 cm) ; Tome I : XXXII, 1 pl., 423, XVIII, (4), IV, (2), 77, (2), IV, (2), 77 pp. ; Tome II : XXX, (2), 778, XII pp., (2) pp. (errata), (2), IV, (2), 77 pp. ; reliure plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches rouges, ex-libris gravé du Dr. François Jung (chirurgien à Metz) ; reliures différentes pour les deux volumes (comme c'est parfois le cas pour cet ouvrage dont les deux tomes ont parus à 6 ans d'intervalle) ; T. I : double filet doré sur les plats, plats frottés, coins émoussés, intérieur en très bon état ; T II : double filet à froid sur les plats, petit manque en tête et en queue du dos, mouillures claires marginales, état satisfaisant. Édition originale des deux premiers volumes, seuls parus. Richard de Hautesierck (1713-1789) fut premier médecin des camps et armées du roi, et inspecteur général des Hôpitaux militaires de France. Conformément aux instructions du Duc de Choiseul d'établir une correspondance entre tous les hôpitaux militaires du Royaume, Richard de Hautesierck décida de colliger et publier toutes les observations dignes d'intérêt. Ces recueils constituent le premier journal consacré exclusivement à la médecine militaire. Ils comportent : - de nombreuses observations cliniques, concernant la médecine et la chirurgie : maladies épidémiques, hydropisies, maladies convulsives, éruptions cutanées ("dartres et gales repercutées"), scorbut, saturnisme, plaies (tête, thorax¿), etc. ; - des observations anatomiques (données d'autopsie) ; - des articles consacrés aux eaux minérales, dont un long mémoire de Richard et Payen sur l'analyse des eaux de Bagnères-de-Luchon, notamment par distillation et évaporation, combinées ou non à une dissolution mercurielle, remettant en cause la théorie du phlogistique de Stahl (travaux qui amèneront Payen à découvrir l'oxygène, mais sans en comprendre l'importance) ; - une pharmacopée (formulaire de médicaments à l'usage des hôpitaux militaires), [relié deux fois dans notre exemplaire] ; - des "mémoires topographiques et médicinaux", avec des topographiques médicales d'importantes "places de guerre" (Toulon, Lille, Bitche, Strasbourg, Calais, Châlon sur Saône, Montpellier, etc.) ; - des confrontations entre les données météorologiques et cliniques. Références : Gabriel RA : Between Flesh and Steel: A History of Military Medicine, p. 97 : In 1766 Richard de Hautesierck, inspector of hospitals, published the worlds first medical journal devoted exclusively to military medicine. ; Brockliss LWB: The Medical World of Early Modern France, pp. 700, 752 : "The two volumes contained innovative material and approaches to military hygiene and environmental health which in some respects prefigured the works of the Royal Society of Medicine." ; Des Cilleuls J : Un précurseur de la presse médicale en France : Richard de Hautesierck, Histoire des Sciences Médicales, 1972, 6 (3), pp. 153-160 : "C'est dans le premier tome du Recueil que sont consignés les remarquables résultats de l'analyse des eaux de Barèges et Luchon (1766). Les deux tomes du Recueil valent la peine d'être compulsés. On y trouve les opinions de médecins et de chirurgiens sur un nombre assez élevé de maladies ou d'affections chirurgicales, la thérapeutique employée et la discussion des résultats." ; Rozier V : Essai d'une bibliographie universelle de la médecine, de la chirurgie et de la pharmacie militaires, p. 81 : "très-rares en librairie" ; Morache G, In : Dechambre : Dictionnaire encyclopedique des sciences médicales, 1874, 2e sér., T. 8, p. 86 : "riche d'enseignements de tous genres, et constitue la principale source où l'on puisse rencontrer des documents sur l'histoire médicale des armées françaises." © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2016. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Altona [an der Elbe / bei

      Hamburg] 8 XII 1772 - 4°. 4 Seiten. Doppelblatt. Wahrscheinlich an den Schriftsteller Heinrich Christian Boie (1744-1806), in dessen »Musenalmanach 1773« das »Lied des Barden Ryno« von Dusch abgedruckt wurde. Er entschuldigt sich weitläufig für seinen versäumten, hier nachgeholten Dank für den Abdruck und empfiehlt sich auch als künftiger Mitarbeiter des Periodikums: »[.] Sie wissen welche Unterlassungssünden wir zerstreuten Schulmänner ohne Unterlasse zu unserer höchsten Unzufriedenheit, wenn sie geschehen sind, zu begehen pflegen. Oftmals will man sich nicht gern in dem aufgesammelten schulstaube sehen lassen, oft ist die angebohrne Gemächlichkeit [.] schlechterdings unüberwindlich; und am Ende schlägt sich die Schaam darzu; [.] Ich sehe [.] daß Sie meine Ode für etwas gehalten haben. Wenn der Grad der Güte [.] hoch genug ist; so kann ich für Ihre Sammlung mit arbeiten; und da sich ein Namen in diese Gesellschaft so schön lieset, so ist meine Eitelkeit schon sattsam bestochen, sich zu künftigen Beyträgen anheischig zu machen [.]«. - Dusch studierte in Göttingen, leitete ab 1766 das Altonaer Gymnasium, das heute in Othmarschen gelegene »Christianeum«. - Alter Sammlervermerk angeheftet. wir zerstreuten Schulmänner 1.000 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        A Voyage Round the World

      

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        Rare manuscrit de dépenses et recettes domestiques des années 1772-1775 [ Livre de Comptes 1772 - 1775 Table : Loyer d'âpartement et pension ; Gages ; Voyages ; Bois, Bougies et Chandelles, &c ; Depense de Nouriture et d'âpartement ; Achat de toilles, Bazins, Mousselines et facons ; Blanchissage de Linge Gros et fin et de Dentelle ; Souliers, Bottes, Chaussons, gans, bas, mittons, caleçons, etc. ; Corps et ouvrage de Baleines ; Achat, façons et garnitures de Robes ; Mantelest, Coeffes et Coeffures, fichus, toutes choses de Blonde et de gase, ruban, evantails, perles et fausses fleurs ; Poudre, Pomade, Pattes, eaux de senteur, peignes et epeingles, carcasses, lassets, eguilettes et cordons de fil ; Menües Depences ; Achat de Bijoux et Racomodage et ouvrages ; Presens en argent, où effets ; Maistres et achats relatifs à l'étude ; Extraordinaire ; Jeu ]

      1772. 1 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque pleine basane, dos lisse orné en long, triple filet doré sur plats, chasses ornées, toutes tranches dorées, 1771-1775, 196-23 pp. (dont 76 pp. ont été complétées par l'auteur, reliure frottée avec petit manques en coins, manques en mors et coiffes). La table des matières annonce " 1 : Loyer d'âpartement et pension page 1 ; 2 : Gages p. 5 ; 3 : Voyages p. 7 ; 4 : Bois, Bougies et Chandelles, &c p. 13. ; 5 : Depense de Nouriture et d'âpartement p. 19 ; 6 : Achat de toilles, Bazins, Mousselines et facons p. 25 ; 7 : Blanchissage de Linge Gros et fin et de Dentelle p. 37 ; 8 : Souliers, Bottes, Chaussons, gans, bas, mittons, caleçons, etc. p. 47 ; 9 : Corps et ouvrage de Baleines p. 67 ; 10 : Achat, façons et garnitures de Robes p. 69 ; 11 : Mantelest, Coeffes et Coeffures, fichus, toutes choses de Blonde et de gase, ruban, evantails, perles et fausses fleurs p. 109 ; 12 : Poudre, Pomade, Pattes, eaux de senteur, peignes et epeingles, carcasses, lassets, eguilettes et cordons de fil p. 149 ; 13 Menües Depences p. 163 ; 14 : Achat de Bijoux et Racomodage et ouvrages p. 169 ; 15 : Presens en argent, où effets ; 16 : Maistres et achats relatifs à l'étude p. 183 ; Extraordinaire p. 191 ; 18 : Jeu p. 195" Ce rare livre de comptes domestiques manuscrit propose, reliés tête-bêche, les Dépenses et les Recettes d'un rédacteur anonyme, manifestement une femme, vivant avec sa bonne, et apparemment établie entre Paris et Everly [ Seine-et-Marne ] ; son niveau social paraît relativement élevé et ses revenus sont assez conséquents : sur l'année 1772, le montant total de ses dépenses fut de 6365 livres, 8 sols et 9 deniers ( et s'élève à 11174 livres en 1775), pour des recettes globales d'un montant de 6614 livres (11374 livres en 1775), ce qui est d'un bon niveau, sachant que le loyer d'un appartement lui coûte 45 livres par mois, que 3 paires de souliers sont comptabilisées pour 14 livres ou que le salaire annuel moyen d'un ouvrier est alors de 250 livres. Si l'on trouve plus aisément d'anciens livres de comptes professionnels, de tels livres de comptes domestiques, très riches d'enseignement sur la vie quotidienne sous l'ancien régime sont aujourd'hui beaucoup plus rares et recherchés. La rédactrice de ce livre de compte évoque en octobre 1772 un voyage de Maneville à Paris, puis un voyage en Angleterre (pour un montant de 365 livres), le 5 juin 1773 un déplacement de Paris à Everly, en octobre un passage à l'hôtel d'Harcourt et, ainsi qu'en 1774 et 1775 le paiement de porteurs à Versailles, en 1775 un transport de chaise à porteur (sic !) de Versailles à Rheims pour un montant de 58 livres, divers voyages de Langlois à Everly, le coût d'un emballage de robes pour Reims (28 livres) etc. etc.. On apprend également que l'auteur du manuscrit s'est rendu à Bailleuil, Theuville et Villenoxe [ Villenauxe ]. Les frais de bois s'élèvent à 222 livres pour l'année 1771 (dont 2 livres et 8 sols pour les deux cierges de la Chandeleur). Pour les dépenses de bouche, on relève notamment l'achat d'huîtres, de "glaces en gouté", de pain de sucre et de thé, de "glaces en brioche pour gouté". Les achats de toiles et mousselines concernent des fichus, corsets, "toille de laval", toile pour festons de deux "falbanats", ou pour feston de 12 chemises d'hommes, de "polonnaise de basin", "pour festons en monture de 13 tours de gorge" etc. etc. Le blanchissage évoque le racommodage de "mon habit de paysane" (plus loin "de mon habit de troubadour") comme celui de "bas de soie", de "Polonaise de croisé" ou d'une "coeffure de maline brodée", etc.. Les achats de souliers et gants concernent des "bas de Soye blanc de Nîme", 14 paires de souliers, de dessus de soulier brodés, 24 paires de "chosons", de "gans pour monter à cheval" etc. etc.. Pour les corps et ouvrages de Baleines, on note un "corps à monter à cheval" pour 18 livres ou le racommodage d'un habit de Cochoise. Le chapitre des Robes est très fourni, avec des achats de tissus plus ou moins importants (jusqu'à 30 aunes pour un montant de 123 livres), la mention d'un achat "payé à Mme Le Vieux couturière rue du Bac vis-à-vis l'Hôtel des Mousquetaires la façon d'un désabillé de taftas noir", du "taftas noir gris blanc chiné et pistache", de toile "pour façon d'un déshabillér de satin bleu, d'une robe de dauphine rose, d'une robe de musulmane à panier, d'une robe de pou de soie...", d'une "robe de perse verte", de robes en "taftas d'Angleterre", en "taftas d'Italie" ; on trouve aussi l'achat de nombreux bonnets, chapeaux, fichus, "coeffure de blonde", plumes, "paire de manchette de blonde de chenille" ; le chapitre des Dépenses Extraordinaires évoque notamment, "la nourriture de 20 jours de mon cheval à l'école militaire", 24 livres "pour avoir fait copier et relier l'instruction des Ursulines", on note même l'achat "du présent registre" pour 6 livres, l'achat des Sermons de Massillon, ou de "La Religion méditée en 6 vollumes" etc. etc. ; au titre des dépenses d'Education, elle évoque un Maître d'Ecriture pour 2 mois", un maître de Clavecin pour 2 mois, un maître de musique pour 2 mois, un "maître de danse anglois", un "maître de Harpe", "M. de La Roche maître de Dessein", "M. Baltasar Maître de danse", "M. de Baumont Maître d'Histoire", "M. Grécour, Maître de danse", un "maître de viole turque", un maître de mathématiques et de "phisique" ; Les dépenses de mercerie et de pommades sont conséquentes. En 1775, les pertes au jeu "déduction faite du gain" s'élève à 572 livres. Tous ces détails sont naturellement très loin d'être exhaustifs, et l'on trouvera dans ce document un foule remarquable de détails pittoresques et passionnants qui permettent de rendre remarquablement, à qui peut lire entre les lignes, toute l'atmosphère particulière à un certain milieu à la fin du règne du règne de Louis XV et en début de règne de Louis XVI. Français

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        Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Sprache, welche den von der Königl. Academie der Wissenschaften für das Jahr 1770 gesezten Preis erhalten hat. Von Herrn Herder. Auf Befehl der Academie herausgegeben. (2 Teile in einem Band).

      Berlin, Christian Friedrich Voß, 1772. 8°. 1 Bl., 222 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Erstausgabe. - „Entgegen der allgemein vertretenen Ansicht, daß die Sprache eine unmittelbare, eigens von Gott verliehene Gabe sei, stellte Herder zu seiner eigenen Befriedigung fest, daß es nicht Gott war, der die Sprache für die Menschen erfand, sondern daß der Mensch selber sie ersann als natürliches Mittel, seinen eigenen Verstand zu entfalten. Dies war damals, wie es auch in der Einleitung zur ‚Abhandlung‘ gesagt wird, eine neue und erschreckend unorthodoxe Ansicht. Die Pioniernatur dieses Essays [...] wird durch die allgemeine Anerkennung der Philologen von heute nicht geschmälert“ (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 399). - „[...] Eigentlicher Anlaß war eine 1766 erschienene Schrift des Berliner Theologen J. P. Süssmilch [...], der den göttlichen Ursprung der Sprache nachweisen wollte [...]“ (KNLL, VII, 707). - Einband beschabt u. bestoßen. Zeitgen. Namenszug bzw. Besitzvermerk a. Innendeckel bzw. Titelblatt. Durchg. gebräunt u. stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - PMM 216; Borst 238; Goedeke IV/1, 724, 30; Wilpert/G. 18; Schulte/Strathaus S. 38, 18; Günther/Volgina/Seifert 405; Exlibris: Wegmann II, 6250. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Herder, Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Sprache

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        Oeuvres

      New edition, illustrated with a frontispiece engraved by Picart Winkeles, 2 allegorical figures by van der Meer (the Epistle and the poetic Art), and 6 figures after re-engraved by Picart Vinkeles for the lectern, 4 thumbnails As van der Meer and F. Bakker. This edition is also published at Amsterdam Changuion. Figures Picart has been taken from the edition of 1718, it is printed on heavy paper.Full calf time scales. Spine ribbed ornate, casters head and tail. Part of title and volume number in green morocco. Triple Net framework on boards. Sliced green combed. A hitch with missing head of Volume I; head cover of Volume II leveled; lack top of volume III. Several corners bumped. Bottom right corner bare. Despite the shortcomings reported, beautifully bound, with strong decorative appearance. Fresh copy, wide margins.After the great edition of the works of Boileau published in 1718 in folio format, and with the success the beautiful editions of this author have succeeded in 1722, 1729, 1745, with variations. This latest edition, well printed, whose subtle typographical variations are reminiscent of a folio reduction, has been revised and modernized the spelling; Boileau pamphlet dealing with the Jesuits was restored, and a life of the author has been added. Finally, one can not overemphasize the critical quality of this edition, which incorporates the comments and abundant and insightful comments of St. Mark's edition in 1745. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez les Libraires associés à Paris 1772 in-8 (12x21cm) (4) cxvi 431pp. et (8) 617pp. et (10) 540pp. et (6) 562pp. et (6) clvj, 378pp. 5 volumes reliés

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        Phédon, ou Entretiens sur la spiritualité et l'immortalité de l'ame

      First edition of the French translation by Junker, decorated with a nice frontispiece engraved by Monet Menil. Full mottled calf blond at the time. Smooth back adorned with a piece of red morocco, as well as boxes and gilded finials. Gilt fillet on turns. All marbled. Head cover threadbare, a blunt corner and some scuffs. Main philosophical work of Mendelssohn, in which he follows "the same form & the same order as that of Plato (where it depicts the last moments of the life of Socrates), but [he] tried to accommodate its worth metaphysical taste of [his] century "(Preface) by putting into the mouth of Socrates arguments of Leibniz and Descartes. The adaptation of Mendelssohn is best known for having been a criticism by Kant in the second edition of his Critique of Pure Reason. The book was the subject of numerous editions in Germany and was a popular success, contributing to the emancipation of Jewish thought. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Saillant et Lepelley Paris & Bayeux 1772 in-8 (12x20cm) (2) xxiv ; 342 (2) relié

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        Handwerke und Künste. 9. und 10 Sammlung. In Tabellen. Mit Kupfern. Fortgesetzt von O. L. Hartwig. Neunte Sammlung: Bearbeitung der Erd- und Steinarten. Zehnte Sammlung: Bearbeitung der Erdarten.

      im Verlag der Buchhandlung der Realschule 1772 und 1773., Berlin - Schöner goldgeprägter Halbledereinband der Zeit, Rückenschild, Vollfarbschnitt. Zwei Sammlungen in einem Band. Mit einem Register für die neunte und zehnte Sammlung. Kupfer vollständig (!!!!): 9 "Tab" auf 8 Tafeln. Einband mit Bünden und goldgeprägtem Titelschild auf dem Rücken. Mit einem Exlibris auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Mit einem Bibliotheksstempel auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblad. Mit einem Lesebändchen. Rot gefärbter Ganzschnitt. Kleine alte Lesezeichen zu den einzelnen Abschnitten. Inhalt der neunten Sammlung: Der Dammsetzer, Der Ziegelofen, Der Kalkofen, Der Steinmetz, Der Bildhauer, Der Stuckaturarbeiter, Der Schieferdecker, Die Verfertigung der Schmelztiegel, Einige kurze Nachrichten von der Verfertigung der Bleystifte, Die Tobackspfeifenfabrik. Inhalt der zehnten Sammlung: Der Mahler, Der Staffirmahler, Das Alaunwerk, Das Salzwerk, Von dem Salpeter und dessen Gebrauch, Die Glashütte, Die Spiegelfabrik, Der Glasschneider. Es handelt sich hierbei um ein Prachtexemplar. Das Buch ist sehr gut erhalten. Nur leicht angestaubt und leicht berieben, ansonsten sehr gut und frisch. Siehe Foto. Mit 8 Kupertafeln. 302, 340 Seiten, 5 unpag. Blätter.

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        The pleasant and entertaining HISTORY of REYNARD the FOX; Represented in a Moral Light; Fabulously showing the various Devices which cunning Men pursue, And exciting the Innocent & Ignorant to guard against them[.] a Work equally humorous and instructive to the Young and the Mature. Embellished with 17 CopperPlates elegantly Engraved. Price 1s.

      128 pages. Engraved frontispiece; engraved title with vignette of a cat; and 14 other wood-engravings [complete]. Contemporary red sheep. 13.2 x 10.3 cm. Extremely rare. British Library and Princeton [Lacking frontispiece.] only. British Library copy price 2s.

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        Le temple de Gnide

      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. Chez Le Mire A Paris 1772 Grd. in 8 (16x24cm) (2) vij, 104pp. relié

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        Histoire Ancienne des Peuples de l'Europe (12 Volumes, COMPLET)

      Chez la Veuve Desaint, Libraire, rue du Foin Saint-Jacques., Paris 1772 - Reliure en cuir de l'époque. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de motifs dorés. Tranches marbrés. Mors usés et fendus sur certains livres. Coins usés. Pages intérieures en très bonne condition, propres et solides. Quelques légères rousseurs éparses. Note manuscrite au dos de la première page de garde. Le dos de la reliure du Tome III est abimé (voir photo). EXTRÊMEMENT RARE. Une seule autre copie a été trouvé à la Bibliothèque de la "Société Archéologique, Historique et Scientifique de Soissons". Ouvrage complet. PHOTOS DISPONIBLE SUR DEMANDE. Collation complète disponible sur demande. English description available upon request. 6 kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orlando Furioso - 3 Bände (von 4)

      (Band I fehlt). Band II Canto 13-25 (13 Stiche), Band III Canto 16-39 (14 Stiche) Band IV Canto 40-46 (7 Stiche)+ Canto I-V (5 Stiche), insgesamt mit 39 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln, Titel- und Schlußvignetten als Kupfer (gestochen von G. Zuliani, Tomaso Baratti, F. Fanbrini, Giacomo Malosso nach Entwürfen von Gius. Zaise, Pietro Ant. Novelli und M.P.). Band IV enthält außerdem: I Cinque Canti di M. Lodovico Ariosto. Tutti di nuovo revisti, e ricorretti da molti importantissimi, errori. Illustrazioni Al Furiso di M. Lodovico Aristo. Allegorie de i nomi proprj, e principali di quest opera. Da Orazio Toscanella. Indice delle Materie del Furioso (die letzten beiden Teile zweispaltig gedruckt) - OPgmt. m. Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Farbschnitt, o. Pag., 4to. (29 x 22 cm). Venezia, Antonio Zatta, 1772. Scans können angefordert werden - Band II etwas fleckig. Band III Stiche 26 u. 27 bindungsbedingt vertauscht. Band IV Pergament am Rücken etwas aufgeblättert, jeweils Eintrag auf Innenseite Einband/Name auf Vorsatz, innen geringfügig braunfleckig, geringfügige Bleistiftanmerkungen, insgesamt sehr gut erhaltene Ausgabe.

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        Emilia Galotti

      Ein Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen. Beigebunden: J. M. (Justus Möser): Ueber die deutsche Sprache und Litteratur. Schreiben an einen Freund nebst einer Nachschrift über die National-Erziehung der alten Deutschen betreffend. mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette, Kapitel- und Schlußvignetten. EA. (W/G II 55 für Lessing/ W/G II/21 für Möser), Pp. (Privateinband), Farbschnitt, 152/55 S. Berlin/Osnabrück, Christian Friedrich Voß/in der Schmidtschen Buchhandlung, 1772/1781. Pappband geringfügig berieben, -kanten beschabt/-ecken bestoßen, Lessing-Teil stellenweise stockfleckig/feuchtigkeitsrandig (nicht wellig)/etwas unfrisch. Der beigebundene Teil etwas unfrisch, braun-/stockfleckig und stellenweise mit dünnen Tintenanstreichungen/-anmerkungen, sonst gut erhalten. In dieser gemeinsamen Bindung, beide als Erstausgaben, eine Rarität.

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        Travels into North America; containing its Natural History, and A circumstantial Account of its Plantations and Agriculture in general, with the Civil, Ecclesiastical and Commercial State of the Country. The Manners of the Inhabitants, and feveral curious

      London: Printed for T Lownders, 1772. 2 volumes. iv+414 pages with table and six plates. iv+423+[viii] pages with tables and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's leather with raised spine bands and red labels to spine with gilt lettering. Translated by John Reinhold Forster. (Howes: K5) Second English edition.Pehr Kalm (in Finland also known as Pietari Kalm and in some English-language translations as Peter Kalm) was a Swedish-Finnish explorer, botanist, naturalist, and agricultural economist. He was one of the most important apostles of Carl Linnaeus. In 1747 he was commissioned by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to travel to the North American colonies and to bring back seeds and plants that might be useful to agriculture. Among his many scientific accomplishments, Kalm can be credited with the description of Niagara Falls written by a trained scientist; he described this phenomenon along the border of New York and Canada. In addition, he published the first scientific paper on the North American, 17-year periodical cicada, Magicicada septendecim. On his journey from Sweden to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kalm spent six months in England, where he met many of the important botanists of the day. Kalm arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748; there he was befriended by Benjamin Franklin and naturalist John Bartram. Kalm based his explorations at the Swedish-Finnish community of Raccoon (now Swedesboro) in southern New Jersey. This town had been founded as part of the former Swedish colony of New Sweden. There he also served as the substitute pastor of Trinity Church, the local Swedish Lutheran church. Kalm subsequently married the widow of Johan Sandin, the former pastor who had died. He remained in Raccoon until 19 May 1749. Kalm made trips as far west as Niagara Falls and as far north as Montreal and Quebec before returning to Finland in 1751. He took a post as professor at the Turku Academy. In addition to teaching and directing students, he established botanical gardens in Turku.Condition:Lacks map to volume two. Cracked at hinges, intermittent foxing, Provenance: George Bennett (bookplate), book plated removed from volume two, leather scuffed, cracked and chipped, corners bumped, inner hinges cracked, loose end page to volume two, spine ends chipped else a fair set in original binding.

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        Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Sprache, welche den von der Königl. Academie der Wissenschaften für das Jahr 1770 gesezten Preis erhalten hat. Von Herrn Herder. Auf Befehl der Academie herausgegeben. (2 Teile in einem Band).

      Berlin, Christian Friedrich Voß, 1772. - Erstausgabe. - „Entgegen der allgemein vertretenen Ansicht, daß die Sprache eine unmittelbare, eigens von Gott verliehene Gabe sei, stellte Herder zu seiner eigenen Befriedigung fest, daß es nicht Gott war, der die Sprache für die Menschen erfand, sondern daß der Mensch selber sie ersann als natürliches Mittel, seinen eigenen Verstand zu entfalten. Dies war damals, wie es auch in der Einleitung zur ‚Abhandlung‘ gesagt wird, eine neue und erschreckend unorthodoxe Ansicht. Die Pioniernatur dieses Essays [.] wird durch die allgemeine Anerkennung der Philologen von heute nicht geschmälert" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 399). - „[.] Eigentlicher Anlaß war eine 1766 erschienene Schrift des Berliner Theologen J. P. Süssmilch [.], der den göttlichen Ursprung der Sprache nachweisen wollte [.]" (KNLL, VII, 707). - Einband beschabt u. bestoßen. Zeitgen. Namenszug bzw. Besitzvermerk a. Innendeckel bzw. Titelblatt. Durchg. gebräunt u. stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - PMM 216; Borst 238; Goedeke IV/1, 724, 30; Wilpert/G. 18; Schulte/Strathaus S. 38, 18; Günther/Volgina/Seifert 405; Exlibris: Wegmann II, 6250. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. 1 Bl., 222 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A set of 25 [of 26] alphabet cards taken from Wynne's Choice Emblems, Natural, Historical, Fabulous, Moral, and Divine, for the Improvement and Pastime of Youth

      Each card measures portrait: 10.6 x 6.8 cm. Each has the letter in upper and lower case above a hand-coloured wood engraved emblem, beneath which is a single word that sums up the quality of character depicted in the emblem; below a five line moral, with each word are divided into syllables.Each card has a decorative border. Lacking the card for F. A facsimile supplied from a variant set in the Cotsen collection. There is some minor spotting and browning and soiling; 4 of the cards have creases - 'Z ' being particularly creased and consequently frail; else a very good set contained in a recent folding drop-backed morocco gilt box. The cards were probably issued in a printed wrapper, without which it is impossible to determine the publisher or the date. However, the paper is clearly 18th century, and the publisher is probably the firm of Newbery. The first two editions of Wynne's Choice Emblems (1772 & 1775) were issued solely by the publisher George Riley; the third and fourth editions jointly by Riley and a member of the Newbery family. From the fifth edition onwards, until John Harris took over the firm of Elizabeth Newbery, all editions were issued solely with the Newbery imprint. Alphabet cards of this date are of the greatest rarity. Teaching aids and games, issued by the firm of Newbery, with one or two exceptions in the case of table games, are virtually unheard of.Rare. Previously known only by the set held at The Cotsen Children's Library.

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        A New Geographical and Historical Grammar; Containing the True Astronomical and Geographical Knowledge of the Terraqueous Globe: and also the Modern State of the Several Kingdoms of the World......

      London. Thomas Salmon. 1772. Twelfth Edition. Three engravings and 21 maps (of 22 called for), xvi+696, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, leather boards. Boards are worn, joints cracked but still attached, fore-edge corners front cover severely bumped, previous owner's name and 1775 date on front and rear paste-downs, text block is tight and generally clean. The volume calls for twenty-five plates, twenty-two of which are maps of the known world. Of these, the map of South America is missing (evidently never bound in) and the Map of the World is separated along one fold with lower and right edges abraded. Overall the maps (engraved by T. Jeffery) are in overall good condition with occasional light toning and other issues as noted: The world Agreable to the latest Discoveries. (Split along one fold, wear to lower and right edges. Europe) Spain and Portugal France (light discoloration in one spot) Italy The Seven United Provinces Germany Hungary with Turky (sic) in Europe Poland, Lithuania and Prussia Russia or Moscovy in Europe Sweden Denmark Norway & Finland England from the best Authorities Scotland from the best Authorities Ireland Asia Turky (sic) in Asia East Indies China (some spots and toning) Africa West Indies North America (some spotting and toning) The volume calls for twenty-five plates, twenty-two of which are maps of the known world. Of these, the map of South America is missing (evidently never bound in) and the Map of the World is separated along one fold with bottom and free edge abraded. The remaining 20 maps are Europe, Spain, France, Italy, United Provinces, Germany, Hungary and Turkey in Europe, Poland Lithuania etc., Russia and Muscovy, Sweden and Denmark, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Asia, Turkey in Asia, East Indies, China, Africa, West Indies, North America. Three light toned spots to map of China; overall, these maps are in very good clean condition. There are four sections: I The Astronomy of the Solar System; II Universal Geography; III Geographical Elements, and IV Particular Geography; a compendious study of "Astronomical and Geographical Knowledge...and also the Modern State of the Several Kingdoms of the World." Volume "Illustrated with Twenty-Five maps and Plates Elegantly Executed." The focus of the volume is "Popular Astronomy" and "Universal Geography," with four lengthy chapters devoted to the latter topic. An extraordinary compendium of contemporary geographical knowledge. The map of South America is missing and appears never to have been bound in....

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        Elémens de musique théorique et pratique, suivant les principes de M. Rameau, éclaircis, développés et simplifiés Nouvelle édition revue, corrigée considérablement augmentée.

      Lyon, Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1772, in 8°, de 2ff. XXXVI-236pp. 2ff., ill. de 10 planches gravées dépliantes, dont 9 de musique notée, pl. veau fauve marbré époque, dos orné, exemplaire avec d'intéressantes notes techniques de l'époque en marge de la partie "harmonie". 5e édition contenant l'important "discours préliminaire" ajouté en 1762 et résumant les points de désaccord avec Rameau. Tout d'abord, d'Alembert, intéressé par l'approche scientifique du musicien, encourage Rameau à présenter ses travaux à l'Académie des Sciences, et fait son éloge . Puis publie en 1752 les "Élémens de musique suivant les principes de M. Rameau" et retouche en sa faveur des articles de l'Encyclopédie écrits par Rousseau. Mais leurs voies divergent à l'occasion de la querelle des Bouffons. Si la pensée de Rameau se caractérise par une recherche scientifique poussée et une théorie esthétique sommaire, si Rousseau semble souvent substituer l'esthétique à la science comme finalité de la réflexion musicale; d'Alembert lui, attentif aux arguments de Rousseau, est à la recherche d'outils permettant de penser doublement la musique. Ainsi, dans le "Discours préliminaire" il accorde la priorité chronologique à la mélodie. Il trouve aussi un nouvel argument contre Rameau pour ce qui est des rapports entre "mélodie et harmonie". Fondamentalement pour Rameau l'harmonie relève de l'ordre naturel, alors que pour d'Alembert seule la mélodie est naturelle, alors que l'harmonie plus récente relève de la culture, par apprentissage et progrès. La place de Rameau dans l'histoire de la théorie musicale est aujourd'hui reconnue de tous, pourtant les objections soulevées par Rousseau et d'Alembert dans leurs controverses sont loin d'avoir perdu de leur pertinence. ¶ cf. Michael O'Dea Consonances et dissonances : Rousseau et D'Alembert face à l'oeuvre théorique de J.-Ph. Rameau . in Recherches sur Diderot et sur l'Encyclopédie, n°35 (2011) - Quérard Fr. litt. I, p.25

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        Esprit de Leibniz, ou recueil de pensées choisies

      Edition originale.bindings en plein veau brun marbré. spine à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Travaux de vers sur le plat supérieur du tome 1 et sur le plat inférieur du tome II. 2 épidermures sur les plats. Au caisson de queue, 2 étiquette de bibliothèque ont été ôtées, 2 pièces de cuir avec un fleuron ont été collées à la place ; l'ensemble ne se voit pas immédiatement mais après examen. Trace de mouillure brun sur quelques feuillets du tome I (p. 400), idem au tome 2 au coin droit en marge sur les 2/3 du volume, sans gêne particulière. Bon exemplaire néanmoins, aux spine décoratifs.  Chez Jean-Marie Bruyset A Lyon 1772 in-12 (10x17cm) xlviij 463pp. et (4) 547pp. (9) 2 volumes reliés

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        Plan de Paris et de ses faubourgs en l'état qu'il étoit en 1765

      Chez Crepy. Reprint on the date of 1772 plan The Red Box 1765 Print on vellum.Alphabetical table of 4 columns left and right margins.A few very tiny pinholes in margins.The Red Plan is not based on any statement, except to the suburbs which he must register the extension. It shows the layout and topography of the plan Delagrive, like all contemporary plans.Rare.  --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Crepy Paris 1772 70x54cm une feuille rempliée

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

      London: J. Nourse and T. Davies, 1772. Quarto, with five folding maps and a folding plate of canoes, the maps neatly refolded; a very good copy in recent polished tan calf, Greek key border to both boards, spine richly gilt, red morocco label. First English edition of the first French circumnavigation, translated and with an introduction by Johann Reinhold Forster (according to the preface, although the translation at least is now thought to have been the work of Forster's son Georg). Forster senior calls the voyage 'a work written by a learned, intelligent, and judicious traveller, which abounds with remarkable events and curious observations... ', and says that he has edited 'and partially vindicated the British nation where we thought the author had been unjustly partial'.Bougainville sailed from Nantes in November 1766 to the Falkland Islands. They picked up a supply ship, the Etoile, and both ships passed through the Strait of Magellan in January 1768, spent time looking for the mythical "Davis Land", said to be off the Chilean coast, and then started on a direct route across the Pacific. Bougainville discovered the Tuamotus, and in April sighted and thought he had discovered Tahiti, not knowing that Wallis had been there the previous year. He visited Samoa, sailed through Melanesia, sighted the Great Barrier Reef, and passed through the Solomons, and New Britain, to Batavia.It was in fact only the Great Barrier Reef that prevented Bougainville landing on Australian soil. He had specifically set out to reach "New Holland" by running west from Quiros' "Espiritu Santo", but turned away from the obvious barrier presented by the Reef. Had he made it, 'he would have come to the Australian coast near Cooktown, and would, likely enough, have been wrecked where Cook was wrecked two years later... ' (Wood). Some mild offsetting.

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        Analyse des eaux thermales d'Aix en Savoye ; dans laquelle on expose Les diverses manières d'user de ces eaux, la méthode & le régime de vivre qu'il convient de suivre pendant leur usage, & les différentes maladies pour lesquelles elles sont employées ; avec plusieurs Observations qui y sont relatives, pour en constater les propriétés

      De l'Imprimerie de M. F. Gorrin. first edition not cited by QuÚrard offering date 1773.Plein blond speckled calf time. Smooth back adorned with a piece of red morocco. Small irons set thistles and tassels and gold stars. All slices marbrées.Une guard slightly detached and sitting frotté.Le doctor Savoyard Joseph Daquin addition to its role as a creator of said psychiatrist psychiatric medicine, is of particular interest in the spa and medical hygiene. Upon realizing the ignorance of the thermal waters and their blind prescription he decided to work his research and offer his analysis. He cites in this book national Roman Baths of Aix les Bains, until the nineteenth century that were rediscovered by chance in the year of the publication of his study. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'Imprimerie de M. F. Gorrin Chambéry 1772 in-8 (12x20cm) (4) XI ; 184pp. relié

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         Le ventriloque ou l'engastrimythe.

      Londres, chez de L'Etanville, P., chez la Vve Duchesne, 1772, 2 parties in 12, de XXIII-572 pp., rel. en 1 vol. demi-veau marbré époque à coins, dos orné, coiffes anciennement restaurées, sinon bon exemplaire. Rare traité sur la ventriloquie, le plus ancien sur le sujet. L'auteur était un mathématicien et physicien inventeur d'un scaphandre en liège pour marcher à la surface des eaux, dont il est aussi ici question. Ses ouvrages furent longtemps estimés. La Chapelle attribue la ventriloquie à la grande flexibilité des organes vocaux accrue par un fréquent exercice, et explique par là les oracles et autres phénomènes merveilleux dont il est question chez les anciens. ¶ Caillet n°5898 - Quérard France Litt. IV/361 "ouvrage curieux, et le plus complet que nous ayons sur cette matière." - Fechner Biblio. prestidigitation p.310

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

      Paris: 26 March 1772. Closely written two-page letter, 212 x 167 mm., address panel with red wax seal intact; old folds. Intriguing personal letter by Pierre-Marie François de Pagès, the naval officer who sailed with Kerguelen in hopes of founding a French colony on what Kerguelen had said was an important harbour on the great Southern Continent. The letter is addressed to the Baron Nicolas Joseph Marcassus de Puymaurin (1718-1791), an important political figure in Toulouse. At the time of writing Pagès (1748-1793) was in Paris, recovering from his long voyage through America and around the world, and the letter openly discusses his meetings with influential political figures in Paris including the Archbishop of Toulouse (Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne, who would go on to be the finance minister of Louis XVI) and the Minister of the Marine (Pierre Étienne Bourgeois de Boynes). This is significant because it was de Boynes who would appoint him to the Kerguelen voyage; which is why, Pagès continues, he has been summoned to the Naval base in Brest, to help in its outfitting. In the letter he also discusses a hoped-for publication based on his travels, the work which was ultimately published as Voyages autour du monde (1782), a rare book today.Pagès did of course sail on the disastrous second voyage of Kerguelen, an expensive failure which 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 (Dunmore, French Explorers in the Pacific, pp. 196-249). Pagès was no admirer of Kerguelen, and would later be an important and highly critical witness at his former commander's court-martial regarding the dismasting of their vessel during a storm. Very good.

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        The bye-laws, and regulations of the Marine-Society, incorporated in MDCCLXXII:

      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.Publisher: London, MDCCLXXIIYear: [1772]Edition: 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].

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        An Act, for better regulating the poor;

      8vo., 112pp., old ink doodle on title-page, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, raised bands, a little wear to extremities but a very good copy.Publisher: London: printed in the year,Year: 1772Edition: Second printing, in different format, of the Private Act 2 Geo. III.c.45 first printed in 1761. Both seem to be rare. (Of this 1772 8vo., ESTC locates copies only at BLDept. of HealthLSEChetham'sKressMcMaster).

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

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

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        The History of Hindostan. Translated from the Persian...

      London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1770-, 1772. Three volumes, quarto, folding map and eight plates (including frontispieces), a fine set in handsome contemporary gilt decorated calf, spine in raised bands with red and green morocco labels. A beautifully bound set of Dow's history of Bengal, illustrated with remarkable engraved plates mimicking Mughal imperial art and a folding plate illustrating the Sanskrit language.Alexander Dow (1736-1779) was a Scottish infantry officer in the employ of the East India Company. Born in Perthshire, Dow left Scotland in 1757 under a cloud, possibly fleeing the repercussions of a duel. He served for a few years as a midshipman before landing in Bengal in 1760 where he signed on as a cadet in the East India Company. Both intelligent and ambitious, he rose quickly within the ranks and as lieutenant was assigned with raising a battalion of native troops in 1763. Despite promotion to captain in the following year, Dow's fiery temperament and outspoken nature eventually caused a rift with the army elite when he complained over wages, a move that left him relegated to Britain by 1768. Here he published a translation of old Persian tales and the first two volumes of this history of India derived from the works of the Persian scholar Ferishtam. Dow eventually returned to Bengal to continue his career, but further unpleasantness with the Company administration left him back in England by 1772 where he published the third volume of this history, appending a biting attack on the governance of Bengal.Dow was critical of entrenched corruption, cronyism and self-interest within the East India Company that stifled the possibility of wealth for generations of merchants. His essay examines monopoly licenses, property law, the injustices of the resident princes and appalling poverty of the peasant classes. Dow proposed a thorough revision of the status quo, including the introduction of new banking systems to provide credit and the circulation of paper money to alleviate the shortage of minted currency.Dow's History of Hindostan remains a crucial source of information on the region. In addition to his essay on the East India Company, the work contains a treatise of over 80 pages on the Hindu gods, festivals and myths that includes a fine engraved plate of the alphabet in Sanskrit.This set comprises the second revised and enlarged edition of the first two volumes,and the first edition of volume three. Joints with some wear.

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        Voyages de Richard Pockocke, membre de la Société Royale, & de celle des Antiquités de Londres, &c. en Orient, dans l'Egypte, l'Arabie, la Palestine, la Syrie, la Grèce, la Thrace, &c. &c. &c

      Paris: J P Costard, 1772 6 volumes: viii+485 pages; 500 pages; 501 pages; 479 pages; viii+456 pages; 466 pages. Duodecimo (7 1/4" 4 1/2") issued in original vellum with labels to spine. 1st French edition translated from the second English edition. Richard Pococke was an English prelate and anthropologist. Spelling in the French [Peckocke]. He was Protestant Bishop of Ossory (1756-65) and Meath (1765), both dioceses of the Church of Ireland. However, he is best known for his travel writings and diaries. Pococke was born in Southampton and educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, receiving a Bachelor of Law degree. His father was Rev. Richard Pococke and his mother was Elizabeth Milles, the daughter of Rev. Isaac Milles. His parents were married on 26 April 1698. Pococke's uncle, Thomas Milles, was a Professor of Greek. He was also distantly related to Edward Pococke, the English Orientalist and biblical scholar. His family connections meant he advanced rapidly in the church, becoming vicar-general of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore. He seems to have spent far more time traveling than attending to his duties as a churchman and spent 1733-36 undertaking a series of tours in Europe. From 1737-42 he visited the Near East,[3] visiting Egypt, Jerusalem, Palestine and Greece. These travels were later published in his 'Description of the East' of 1743 and 1745, works which were praised by Edmund Gibbon. During the years 1747-60, Pococke made a number of tours around various parts of Ireland. The longest of these tours occurred in 1752, when he traveled to just over half of Ireland's counties. He kept a record of this tour, but did not publish it. It ended up in the library of Trinity College, Dublin. Eventually, in 1891, an edited edition of Pococke's 1752 tour was published by George Thomas Stokes. He was made bishop successively of Ossory, Elphin and of Meath in 1765. He spent many of his later years in travel throughout Britain and Ireland, publishing accounts of many of his journeys. He died during a visitation at Charleville Castle, near Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland, in 1765. On his death, many of his manuscripts were given to the British Library. He was buried at Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. Condition: 6 of 7 volumes. Volume 7 was published in 1773, a year later, and is usually not found with the six volumes published in 1772. Bound in the original velum, which has stiffened with age and chipped away at spine ends and on some volumes of the spine. This was first published in English in three part, bound in two, in 1743 and volume 2 in 1745 in folio format. Internally a very good copy. . First French Edition. Original Velum. Very Good. Duodecimo.

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        La conjuración de Catilina y la Guerra de Jugurta por Cayo Salustio Crispo

      Joachin Ibarra 1772 - "El Salustio de Ibarra: uno de los más bellos libros impresos en el Siglo XVIII en Europa". Folio; marroquín azul ingles, estrictamente contemporánea. Encuadernacion realizada por Derome Lejeune. Ante-portada, portada grabada, (3) h., retrato, (4) h., 396 pp., 8 láminas y 1 mapa, grabados representando monedas repartidos por el texto, viñetas y adornos. Primera edición de la obra considerada como "la más perfecta" de las publicadas en España y un magnífico ejemplo del arte tipográfico de Ibarra. Según Palau "su belleza tipográfica puede incluso exceder las mejores producciones de Didot, Bodoni, Renouard y otros maestros del arte tipográfico". El texto contiene la traducción española de la obra del latín, manteniendo el texto latino como pie de imprenta en cada hoja; la traducción está atribuida al Infante Don Gabriel, hijo de Carlos III." "Ibarra s Sallust: one of the most beautiful books printed in the XVIII century in Europe - a fine copy in contemporary blue morocco -". Folio; fine contemporary Spanish blue morocco; portrait + 8 plates + map (complete).THIS WORK IS REGARDED AS THE MOST PERFECTLY PRINTED PUBLICATION IN SPAIN AND IS A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF IBARRA’S TYPOGRAPHICAL ART. According to Palau "its typographical beauty may even exceed that of the best productions of Didot, Bodoni, Renouard, Crapelet and other masters of the printing art". The text contains the Spanish translation of Sallust s "Conspiracy of Catiline" and the Jugurthan War, with the original Latin text running along as a footnote to each page. The translation is attributed to the Infante Don Gabriel, son of Charles III, who spent much of his time in the cultivation of the arts, and died in 1778, leaving some excellent translations of Sallust s works, and copies of Raphael s pictures. Copies in blue contemporary morocco are much sought after and rare in the market. *Palau 288134; Salvá 2791. 1 volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le ventriloque, ou l'engastrimythe.

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

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        A Voyage Round the World. Performed by Order of His most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster.

      Dublin: J. Exshaw, et al, 1772. Octavo, with a folding map and folding plate of native canoe; bookplate and old ownership inscriptions of the Le Power (later De la Poer, later still Lord Power) families; contemporary calf. The first Dublin edition, very scarce: a smaller format issue of the text of the first London edition of the same year and incorporating the Tahitian word-list. Such Irish printings are effectively piracies; typically the text remains unchanged while the (harder to copy) maps and illustrations are partly or completely dropped; this edition has a map and a plate. Covers scuffed and worn at extremities with some defects; internally fine and crisp.

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        Lettres a une princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique & de philosophie.

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1768-1772. First edition, in the original interim wrappers, of these letters to the Princess Friederike Charlotte Leopoldine Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt, to whom Euler had given lessons during his stay in Berlin. The work "had an immense success and profoundly influenced contemporary philosophy" (PMM 196, note). "Another multi-volume masterwork by Euler, the Lettres are a principal document of the Enlightenment. Their passion for learning reflects that period's faith in education, including support of female learning. In the mid-nineteenth century, some scholars mistakenly believed that the title referred not to an actual person but to a technique in writing. The Lettres, with their insightful explanation of the sciences and his core religious and spiritual positions, offer probably the best rounded view of Euler's character" (Calinger, pp. 467-8). Despite being written for the lay reader, these letters broke much new ground: letters 101-108 anticipate the invention of 'Venn diagrans' in the 1880s; letter 60 speculates in the existence of what are now called exoplanets orbiting the fixed stars (and whether they might support life), and letters 155-169 describe six methods of determining the longitude of a ship at sea. Rare in commerce, especially in this condition. In 1741 king Frederick II of Prussia invited Euler to join the Berlin Academy, and he spent the next 25 years there. Frederick asked Euler to be a scientific tutor to his niece, Princess Sophie, who lived in Magdeburg. He accomplished this task by writing, between April 1760 and May 1762, 234 letters in French to the Princess. Throughout his stay in Berlin, Euler wanted to have them put into print, but they remained unpublished in Prussia possibly because of tensions from 1762 onwards between Frederick and Euler, which eventually led to Euler's departure to Saint Petersburg in June 1766. In Russia the Lettres were published first in French, their language of composition and the second language of Europe. This, together with the popular style and clarity of the Lettres, allowed the work to reach a large readership. The first two volumes of the Lettres appeared in 1768 and the last in 1772. "The Lettres are a treasure trove from the sciences, a distinctive encyclopedia of knowledge, and they give Euler's mature positions as well as outcomes of earlier research and speculations. He began simply, for his student had little knowledge of natural philosophy or mathematics. But he proceeded quickly to more difficult topics in steps and well-chosen examples lightened with an occasional touch of humor. The text showed his insight, how he worked through problems, and the clarity of his explanations. It contained no mathematics. "The initial three topics -- extension, velocity, and sound -- were among the seventy-nine dealing with general physical science that comprised the first of three natural divisions within the Lettres. For René Descartes, extension was the essential property of matter. But Euler assigned two other fundamental properties from the work of Isaac Newton: impenetrability and inertia. He explained these in letters 69, 70 and 74, which make impenetrability the most general property ... Euler -- like Newton -- computed the velocity of sound. For the first edition of his Principia Mathematica Newton had multiplied frequency by wavelength and found the velocity of sound to be 968 English feet per second. Basing his calculation upon new frequency measures of organ pipes, in the second edition in 1713 he increased the figure to 1,020 feet. Euler gave a closer approximation of 1,142 feet per second; the actual value is 1,107. Euler treated light as analogous to sound, as a vibration in the ether. The figure for the speed of sound was minuscule measured against the greatest velocity known, that of light which since the time of Galileo Galilei had not been thought to be instantaneous. Euler calculated that it moved 12,000,000 English miles per minute. That this is not much higher than the actual value of 11,176,943.8 miles per minute could mean that Euler rounded the figure to make its dimension clearer to his student. Letters 4 to 17 proceeded to music, the air, and the atmosphere. Letters 17 to 45 explained light, starting with the systems of Descartes and Newton on the subject, both of which Euler rejected, and proceeded to his pulse theory, optics, the theory of colors, dioptrics, reflection, vision, and the structure of the eye. His opposition to Newton's corpuscular optics meant not that Euler was anti-Newtonian but that he found fault with Newton's optics on questions of reflection and refraction. "The ether, seen as an extremely tenuous and elastic form of matter filling in nature all of otherwise empty space, remained the fundamental concept of Euler's physics. With it he continued to explain most physical phenomena -- mechanical, optical, magnetic, and electrical. Ether first appeared in letter 19. Euler's application of ether to explain celestial motion has been interpreted as Cartesian, but it was not Descartes's ether. Two considerations regarding ether guided Euler. He sought to remove the neo-Cartesian charge that mutual attraction was a secret or occult property, and he rejected Newton's action at a distance in explaining it. "Letters 45 to 79 addressed gravity and its effects, along with mechanics, cosmology, the tides, and the theory of matter -- especially impenetrability. Euler praised Newton for the great discovery of universal gravitation and gave the falling apple example that Voltaire had used. Newton, he wrote, had looked to how the force acting upon the descending apple would be affected if the height of the tree were the distance of the moon. Euler's account helped this example make its way into folklore. A dozen letters discussed attraction, a property with which all celestial bodies are endowed; its effects depended upon mass and proximity. The enormous distances of the stars from us prevent them from affecting the planets in our solar system. Euler accepted attraction over impulsion, for it would not lead to false consequences on such questions as lunar motion and the shape of Earth. Cartesian impulsion required action by contact and rejected action at a distance. Following Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle on the plurality of worlds, letter 60 found it highly probable that there were inhabitants on other solar planets and what are now called exoplanets around fixed stars. Euler projected an infinite number of the last. Continuing studies of the motion of comets and the moon, he held, had confirmed the exactness of the inverse-square law of mutual gravitational attraction. Letter 61 gave priority to Johann Tobias Mayer for achieving the high degree of precision needed for exactly determining the moon's motion. Euler credited Descartes with identifying the influence of the moon on the tides, a position that he believed the ancients had held. But he rejected Descartes's idea that the way the moon exercised that influence was to press on the ether as it moves, causing the tides; Euler instead attributed the effect to the moon's attraction ... "The second section of the Lettres, 80 through 133, inquired into philosophy, religion, logic, and the Euler-Venn diagrams; it covered topics as diverse as liberty, ethics, language, forms of syllogisms, divisibility, monads, and the certainty of scientific, moral, and historical truths. In religion Euler adopted ontological and epistemological arguments against three groups: the Wolffians, the mechanistic materialists, and the idealists. He considered as well the predecessors of idealism, the solipsists represented by Nicolas Malebranche, for whom a person's own mind alone exists and knowledge from outside is unsure. He criticized skeptical freethinkers and the French Encyclopedists, and argued that the world without matter as proposed by the idealists is incomplete, and that God must create Leibniz's best of all possible worlds. But letter 85 opposes Leibniz's notion of a pre-established harmony between mind and matter as a fiction leading to a materialistic determinism destructive to liberty. For Euler the connection between mind and matter remained a mystery ... "The most exhaustive and authoritative science popularization written during the eighteenth century, the Lettres critically examined in greater depth than did other works the complex and changing major Enlightenment natural philosophies, the Cartesian, Newtonian, Leibnizian, and Wolffian, and presented each in terms understandable to the educated European reading public. As one of the few leading men of science, well grounded in all four schools of thought and with a sure command of them, Euler could comment adeptly on each. In neither method nor content was Euler a Cartesian, as has been sometimes thought; instead he brought together consistent ideas in the sciences from different natural philosophers and new thought in mathematics and physics introduced by some members of the Bernoulli family, and he combined these with his original insights. This was the Eulerian system. Alexandre Koyré included the Lettres among the prominent Newtonian popularizations -- Henry Pemberton's View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy, Voltaire's Philosophical Letters and Elements of Newton's Philosophy, Count Francesco Algarotti's Newtonianism for the Ladies, Colin Maclaurin's Account of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophical Discoveries, and Pierre-Simon Laplace's subsequent System of the World -- but Euler's work was far greater ... "The third section, letters 134 to 234, was devoted entirely to physical questions. Euler composed this after he visited the future princess in Magdeburg in May 1761, at which time she said she was no longer able to understand his letters completely and asked him to restrict himself to physical questions. Prominent topics here were the nature and causes of electricity and its visible manifestations in sparks from discharges, thunder, and lightning. Euler devoted at least seventeen letters to electricity, 138 - 154, and nineteen to magnetism, 169 - 187. The disequilibrium and elasticity of the ether were crucial to Euler's explanation of both ... "Letters 155 through 169 began with two of six methods for determining the longitude of a ship, and the narrative here could be seen as a brief history of science. Euler recognized that all six methods had defects and would require corrections. The first depended upon carefully measuring the direction and length of a journey and placing the result on a map to obtain, as he commented, a rough approximation of a position at sea. Euler noted that the currents in the Atlantic Ocean made a voyage from Africa to America take less time than the reverse. His second method for obtaining longitude, the most classical, depended upon a proposed precise timepiece, a recording of the time passed between a single event -- such as the sun at noon at a reference point -- and the given location. From these Euler computed the angle of rotation of Earth, knowing that it turned fifteen degrees in an hour. The difference between the two points gave the angle of rotation, which provided the difference in longitude. It was only with the accurate timepieces invented by John Harrison in the 1760s that his method became useful. Euler referred to the British Parliament prize competition on the subject of longitude but did not mention Harrison; he wrote these letters in 1761, four years before he was awarded a small portion of that prize. "Theoretically Euler's next three methods for finding longitude resembled that making use of the clock, while the last employed a magnetic needle. In place of the sun's zenith as the reference point, all but the last appealed to some astronomical phenomenon. A third method used eclipses of the moon and eight simultaneous equations. Each eclipse had to be measured at two different places and the findings compared with known longitudes. For the least possible error, the observations had to be combined. Still another method relied on eclipses of the satellites of Jupiter, and a fifth observed the daily motion of the moon and determined its velocity. Each procedure required making tables and comparing the result at the departure point with that for the final location. The lunar method using eclipses carried in practice the highest degree of precision, but it was not possible to ascertain without an error the moon's true place for every moment. Guided by prize competitions of the Paris Academy of Sciences, Euler explained a sixth method in which sailors employed a magnetic needle and its declination to chart their way at sea. "Letters 101 to 108, written in February and March 1761, introduce what are today known as Venn diagrams, though that is a misnomer. Diagrammatic representations in logic were not original with Euler; they appeared in some eighteenth-century treatises on the subject and it is possible that Johann Heinrich Lambert employed them shortly before Euler's Lettres. In letters 101 and 102 Euler stressed the need for a disciplined language in representing general ideas and expanding upon them; he employed circles in diagrams to explain different forms of syllogisms and hypothetical propositions. The rules of reasoning held that if two propositions in a syllogism were accepted, the third that followed necessarily from them must also be true. Euler explained joint and independent areas of affirmative positive universal, negative universal, affirmative particular, negative particular, and more with two or three intersecting circles. An example is "for every A is B; but no C is B, and no B is C; therefore no C is A." "In the article 'On the Diagrammatic and Mechanical Representation of Propositions and Reasoning' more than a century later, in 1880, the Cambridge mathematician John Venn accepted only the diagrams in logic that he called "Eulerian circles." He added ovals for representations and found that the same diagrams could be utilized to analyze different lists of propositions by closely following which compartments were empty. Today the representations may be called Euler-Venn diagrams. Euler further proposed a design for a logic machine, but no record exists that the machine was ever constructed. "The influence of the Lettres in German culture went beyond the sciences. Among others, Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Arthur Schopenhauer praised them. Although Euler was comparatively weak in philosophy, Kant read the Lettres before criticizing Wolffian dogmatic rationalism. Most philosophers agree that Kant's transcendental idealism, based upon the view that space and time were not abstractions from the physical world, was directly indebted to Euler, as apparently was Kant's treatment of the impenetrability of atoms ... Goethe regarded Euler highly as an original thinker, who with his concept of the achromatic eye had disproved part of Newton's corpuscular optics. In his magnum opus, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung (The world as will and representation), which was published as one volume in the first edition (1818) and as two volumes in the second (1844), Schopenhauer -- via the application from Kant of the principle of sufficient reason -- envisioned an endlessly violent and ultimately irrational world. Still, in chapter 15 of volume 2 of the second edition, he lauded Euler's Lettres for their insight, precision, and clarity of concepts, presented with a new charm. Schopenhauer likened Euler's achievement "als hatte man ein schlechtes Fernrohr gegen ein gutes vertauscht" (as that of a man who had exchanged a poor telescope for a good one). The Lettres, he wrote, revealed cogently the fundamental truths of mechanics and optics" (Calinger, pp. 461-9). From the final years of Euler's life to the present, the Lettres have met with phenomenal success. He probably prepared in Russia the first German translation, while between 1768 and 1774 Euler's student Stepan Rumovskij translated the Lettres from French into Russian, the first of five Russian editions leading up to 1808. By 1800 they had gone through thirty editions and were translated into seven other languages: Danish, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish. Calinger, Leonhard Euler: Mathematical Genius in the Enlightenment, 2015; Eneström 343, 344 & 417; Houzeau & Lancaster 8897; PMM 196 (note); Honeyman 1074; DSB IV, 471. Three vols., 8vo, pp. xii, 314; xiv, 340; xiv, [2], 404, with twelve folding engraved plates and numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporary plain wrappers, entirely uncut. Wrappers with fraying and some wear.

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        An Account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour... ... drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, esq. By John Hawkesworth. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. Together with COOK, Captain. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world. Performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. Written by James Cook, commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships. In two volumes. Illustrated with maps and charts, and a variety of portraits of persons and views of places, drawn during the voyage by Mr. Hedges, and engraved by the most eminent masters. Together with COOK, Captain James. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. In three volumes: Vols I & II written by Captain James Cook, Vol III by Captain James King. Published by order of the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty.

      First and Second Voyages W. Strachan and T. Cadell, London; Third Voyage G. Nichol, T. Cadell, London, 1773, 1777, 1784. 9 volumes, 8 quarto (270 x 211 mm) and one folio (550 x 393 mm). Bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark brown sprinkled calf (quarto volumes) and dark brown half calf over marbled boards (folio volume), raised bands to spines, red and green morocco labels, decorative tools to compartments, floral rolls to turn-ins in blind, all edges yellow, marbled endpapers, boards of quarto volumes with gilt single frames, gilt decorative cornerpieces, and blind rolls.With 145 engraved plates of which 50 folding, 59 engraved maps and charts of which 39 folding, and 36 tables of which 2 folding. Boards very gently bowed, occasional and minimal scuff marks to leather, light tanning to plates, occasional spotting to margins of text block, a few minor professional repairs to margins of plates. An Account of the Voyages: Short tear to top margin of title page and pp. 577-579 in vol. I; light dampstain along top margin of pp. 481-799 in vol. III. A Voyage towards the South Pole: Ownership inscriptions to front flyleaves, bookplate, blind stamp, and cancellation stamp of Lowell Library to verso of title page. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Light blue stains along top and fore edges of frontispieces of volumes I and III, ownership inscriptions to title pages of same volumes, small residue of label to verso of front flyleaf of vol. I. A thorough condition report of what is essentially an excellent set. A complete set of the first editions (with the first voyage being first issue) of the official accounts of James Cook's (1728-79) three Pacific voyages. The first voyage was planned by the Royal Society with the objective to observe 'the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, which would enable the distance between the earth and the sun to be calculated. The Royal Society's first choice to lead this expedition was Alexander Dalrymple, but the Admiralty, who were to provide the ship, insisted that it should be commanded by a naval officer, and so Cook was appointed instead' (ODNB). During this expedition, which lasted between 30 July 1768 and 12 June 1771, Cook carried out running surveys of the New Zealand coast and of the east coast of Australia, the latter resulted in his discovery of Botany Bay which 'was to have a significant effect on the history of that continent'. The success of this first voyage led to Cook being commissioned in 1772 for a second journey to further explore the vast Southern Ocean. As proposed by Cook, the expedition set out on 13 July 1772 to circumnavigate 'the globe from west to east in a high southern latitude' in the hope to locate a southern continent, as theorised by Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. While no such continent was discovered, Cook was first to cross the Antarctic circle on 17 January 1773. He returned to Plymouth on 29 July 1775. This second voyage brought further promotions to Cook, who was made post-captain, appointed fourth captain of Greenwich Hospital, as well as being elected member of the Royal Society in 1776. That same year, he volunteered to command a third voyage as 'an attempt should be made to find out a Northern Passage by Sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean' (BL, Egerton MS 2177B), as well as to chart the coastline of the North Pacific. Leaving Plymouth on 12 July 1776, the expedition sighted the western coat of North America on 7 March 1778; 'for the next six and a half months Cook carried out a running survey of some 4000 miles of its coast from Cape Blanco on the coast of Oregon to Icy Cape on the north coast of Alaska' (ODNB). However, unable to cross Bering Strait, Cook decided to winter on Hawaii, where he died on 14 February 1779 following a conflict with native Hawaiians. Command of the expedition passed initially to Captain Clarke until he succumbed to tuberculosis in late August 1779, at which point command passed to Captains Gore and King, who returned the ships to England on 4 October 1780. Cook's voyages contributed greatly to the geographical and ethnographic knowledge of the southern hemisphere: they 'disproved the existence of a great southern continent, completed the outlines of Australia and New Zealand, charted the Society Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and the Hawaiian Islands, and depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries in the fields of natural history and ethnology were considerable and the drawings made by the artists were of great significance'. They brought great fame to Cook, who was recognised during his lifetime for his contributions to exploration and science. Despite the ongoing conflict between Britain and America during his third voyage, Benjamin Franklin, who was the Colonial representative in Paris at the time, granted Cook's expedition safe passage from American and French warships and privateers. Franklin, who had previously met Cook in London, issued a general laissez-passer declaring that 'the increase of geographical knowledge facilitates the communication between distant nations in the exchange of useful products and manufactures and the extension of arts whereby the common enjoyments of human life are multiplied and augmented, and science of other kinds increased to the benefit of mankind in general' (Lyons, The Society for Useful Knowledge, p. 144).Cook discovered New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, the Isle of Pines, Sandwich Land and rediscovered and charted numerous other lands. He was the first to survey New Zealand where he spent six months. Also a pioneer as regards the health of his men, on his second voyage Cook lost only one man out of 118 in a voyage of more 1000 days; he had conquered scurvy. As a commander, an observer and a practical physician, his merits were equally great. He won the affection of those who served under him by sympathy, kindness and unselfish care of others as noteworthy as his gifts of intellect. Printing and the Mind of Man 223. National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library, Volume One, 565, 577 and 587. Encyclop'dia Britannica, 11th Edition.

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        A General History of Ireland

      George Riley, London 1772 - 2 volumes, quarter calf on marbled boards with undecorated raised bands, red morocco label with gilt author name and title. Volume 1 with frontispiece engraving of Brian Boro, plate engraving of dedicatee, Duke of Northumberland, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and handcoloured map engraving following introduction. Volume 2 with frontispiece engraving of Thomas Wentworth. Boards with surface shelf wear and light handling marks; spine tops slightly chipped, with surface cracks to leather, though both bindings still secure. Gathering fold pp.135-138 of volume 1 detached from stitching. Some age darkening to prelims of both volumes, else very good internally. Signed 'James Gomme, Wycombe 1787' on ffep, with later book plate of John Hodgson. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Menschenfreund, eine Wochenschrift, geschrieben in der Freyen Reichs Stadt Achen für das Jahr 1772. [Erster Band, Nr. 1-50, von 100].

      Aachen (Selbstverlag) 1772 - EA; ca 17x11 cm; (8) 400 Seiten; recht dekorativer Ledereinband d. Zt. mit 2 farbigem Rückenschildern (Einband leicht bestoßen, ein Rückenschild mit Abplatzungen, unteres Kapital mit kleiner Beschädigung durch Wurmgänge, Titelblatt gering feuchtigkeitsrandig; sonst guter, sauberer Zustand) Erste Hälfte der sehr seltenen Zeitschrift des Freigeistes von der Trenck, die an nahezu allen Obrigkeiten aneckte und dazu führte, dass Trenck Aachen verlassen mußte. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nuova guida de' Forestieri, e dell'Istoria di Napoli,

      1772. SARNELLI Pompeo. Nuova guida de' Forestieri, e dell'Istoria di Napoli, con cui si vede, e si spiegano le cose più notabili della medesima, e del suo amenissimo distretto ... con una distinta descrizione di tutte l'eruzioni da volta in volta fatte dal Monte Vesuvio. Nuova Edizione ampliata delle molte moderne fabbriche secondo lo stato presente, ed arricchita di varie figure. In Napoli, a spese di Saverio Rossi, 1772. In 16mo; pp.312. Tredici tavole di cui 3 spieghevoli. Una tavola più volte spieghevole aggiunta in fine "Panorama de Naples" (vedi foto), manca la prima tavola spieghevole. Pergamena coeva. Fossati Bellani,3727.

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        Vollständige Sammlung deren die Verfassung des Hohen Erzstifts Cölln betreffender Stucken, mit denen benachbahrten Hohen Landes-Herrschaften geschlossener Concordanten und Verträgen, dan in Regal- und Cameral-Sachen, in Justitz- Policey- und Militair-Weesen vor- und nach ergangener Verordnungen, und Edicten.:

      Köln, Simonis u. Krakamp, 1772-1773. - 2 Bde. in 1 Bd. Fol. 8 nn. Bl., 703 S., 26 nn. Bl. (Register); 6 nn. Bl., 484 S., 12 nn. Bl. HLdr.d.Zt. m. RSchild. u. RVerg., (ger. ber.). Selten. - Wichtige Urkundensammlung des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts. - Die ersten und letzten Blätter ger. stockfl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 aδ?σποτα. 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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        A Candid Disquisition of the Principles and Practices of the Most Antient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons; .

      - [Boston] London; Printed: Reprinted and sold by Brother William M'Alpine, Boston 1772. Octavo sheep (publisher's? - the endpapers seem to be on identical paper to the text stock; a little scuffed); [4],xiv,[2],256pp. Generally foxed but still a very good, quite crisp copy; absolutely original. An inscription erased from inside the front board but handsomely inscribed on the second blank: 'Stephen Meeds's Book 1774'. 'A veritable gem for English Masonic collectors to look out for (it may be for years, it may be forever), as it is excessively rare'. (Sale catalogue of Charles W. Frederickson, sold in New York by Bangs in 1897). Maybe a little hyperbolic as I have found three copies sold in auction in the 20th century; the last one (1994, miscatalogued as London 1772) was cheap ($250) but seemed a pretty horrible copy. Calcott's book was first published in London in 1769 and it both superseded the first authoritive text, Anderson's 'Constitutions' (1723 and revised in 1738), and did much to heal the schism between Ancient and Modern Freemasonry that lasted into the early 19th century. Calcott himself remains obscure, he seems to have been something of a mendicant scholar, of whom Mackey said: 'It is a romantic fact . that words written down in 1750 or 1760 by this only half-known, gentle, much wandering man, two or three times described in Lodge Minutes as 'in unfortunate circumstances,' should afterwards be on the tongues of millions of men who have never so much as heard his name!' Mackey says that he was known to be in America twice, in the Carolinas, and it is possible that he visited New York and Boston. The Frederickson catalogue goes on to claim this as perhaps the first 'purely' American Masonic book of any importance. Now this is disingenuous; it doesn't seem likely that neither Frederickson nor Bangs' cataloguer didn't know of Benjamin Franklin's 1734 printing of Anderson's 'Constitutions'. So the claim then hinges on the American content of the two books. In between all I can find are Joseph Green's satirical squibs printed in Boston and a Masonic songbook briefly believed to be printed in Quebec in 1765 but actually printed in Scotland. We have a list of 405 subscribers in the Provinces of Massachusetts, New York, and Nova Scotia, the Colony of Connecticut; as well as the details of the three Boston Lodges. And we have nine songs not included in the London edition. By the way, the American Antiquarian Society notes that the only oratorio libretto that they can find printed in America before 1815 is 'Solomon's Temple' printed here, just before the extra nine songs. Stephen Meeds is listed as a private in the Westford company of minutemen who turned out for the first battle of the revolution on April 19th 1775 (Joseph Warren was, by the way again, a Grand Master and subscribed for six copies, and Paul Revere and fellow rider John Pulling are among the subscribers to this book). He reappears here and there among revolutionary documents: he signed the Association Test in Portsmouth in 1776 and he is listed as a Lieutenant of Marines on the Portsmouth privateer 'Raleigh' in 1777. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages De Richard Pockocke, Membre de la Société Royale, & de celle des Antiquités de Londres, &c. En Orient, dans l'Egypte, l'Arabie, la Palestine, la Syrie, la Grèce, la Thrace, &c. &c. &c. : : Contenant une description exacte de l'Orient & de plusieurs autres Contrées .; Traduits de l'Anglois sur la seconde Edition, .

      Costard, Paris 1772 - T. 1: [2] Bl., viij, 485 S.; T. 2: [2] Bl., 500 S.; T. 3: [2] Bl., 51 S.; T. 4: [2] Bl., 479 S.; T. 5: viij, 456 S.; T. 6: [2] Bl., 466 S.; Ledereinbände mit reich vergoldeter Rückenprägung, Schnitte und Vorsätze marmoriert, Ecken bestoßen, Kapitale teilw. leicht eingerissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuova guida de' Forestieri, e dell'Istoria di Napoli

      In Napoli, a spese di Saverio Rossi 1772 - SARNELLI Pompeo. Nuova guida de' Forestieri, e dell'Istoria di Napoli, con cui si vede, e si spiegano le cose più notabili della medesima, e del suo amenissimo distretto, con una distinta descrizione di tutte l'eruzioni da volta in volta fatte dal Monte Vesuvio. Nuova Edizione ampliata delle molte moderne fabbriche secondo lo stato presente, ed arricchita di varie figure. In Napoli, a spese di Saverio Rossi, 1772. In 16mo; pp.312. Tredici tavole di cui 3 spieghevoli. Una tavola più volte spieghevole aggiunta in fine "Panorama de Naples" (vedi foto), manca la prima tavola spieghevole. Pergamena coeva. Fossati Bellani,3727. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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