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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la chirurgie du XVIIIe siècle, et de supplément aux Institutions Chirurgicales de M.Heister; avec un discours préliminaire, contenant un tableau des principales découvertes dont la Chirurgie s'est enrichie

      Avignon, J.J.Niel 1773 Grand in-8° relié plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, pages de titre, page de faux titre, XLVIII-672 pages et 2 feuillets d'errata. Une très grande planche hors-texte avec 5 figures. Mors supérieurs légèrement fendus. Les coiffes sont intactes. Coi supérieur droit émoussé. Sinon très bel exemplaire. Large 8vo. Half title + title + xlviii + 672pp. One engraved folding plate with 5 illustrations at end. A collection of medical articles by more than 50 physicians, edited by the French medical author François Paul (1731-74). A wide range of subjects is covered including the rejoining of almost totally severed limbs to the body, abscesses of the liver resulting from head injuries, the treatment of wounds caused by firearms, and liquid feeding via the nose. Paul was himself the author of 3 of the articles. He wrote a number of works as well as translating Boerhaave and the Memoirs of the Academies of Bologna, Berlin, Paris and Turin Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His 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

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. First edition. Spines a bit rubbed with slight loss of leather at top of volume I, covers slightly rubbed, some moderate water staining primarily in lower margin only affecting a few leaves in volume I, moderate waterstain about 3/4 height of first 11 leaves in inner margins of volume II, very minor waterstain upper right margin affecting 4 leaves of volume III, spine labels lacking on volume III; leaf 557/558 with small closed tear in right margin. Quarto [leaf size 28.5 x 23 cm).

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        Trattato della Struttura del Cuore, della sua azione e delle sue infermità... Tradotto per la prima volta dal Francese. -

      Brescia, Rizzardi, 1773.4 voll. In-4. Cartonatura originale; insignificanti tracce d'uso. 17 interessanti tavv. ripieg. inc. in rame. Compl. 1315 pp.; tracce di polvere sul primo frontespizio, altrimenti esemplare particolarmente fresco e intonso. Prima edizione italiana. Senac fu il medico personale di Luigi XV; i suoi «studî nel campo della diagnostica delle malattie cardiache costituiscono un'opera fondamentale e segnarono la via a tutte le posteriori ricerche» (Treccani). Blake 414. Garrison & M. 2733 (prima ediz. del 1749): «S.'s valuable treatise on the heart added much to the knowledge of the anatomy and diseases of that organ...».

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        Versi sciolti e rimati di Dorillo Dafneio P.A.

      Parma, dalla stamperia reale 1773 - Un volume in-4°, pp. [8], 137, [1], antiporta calcografica. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena e carta marmorizzata, con doppio tassello con titolo e stampatore (Bodoni) in oro al dorso. Stupendi fregi, vignette e finalini calcografici di Benigno Bossi. Bodoniana con i versi del conte Carlo Gastone della Torre, il cui nome compare alla fine della dedica a Ferdinando I di Borbone e all’arciduchessa Maria Amalia. Legatura lievemente allentata nelle carte iniziali e finali, interno in ottimo stato. Brooks, 40; Iccu, TO0E\039633. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrationes et Observationes Botanicae, ad specierum historiam facientes. Seu rariorum plantarum indigenarum, pyrenaicarum, exoticarum adumbrationes... cum iconibus ex naturae... ab auctore delineatis. -

      Zürich, Orell, Gessner etc., 1773.Folio. Contemp. green quarter vellum, slightly worn. 28 finely engr. folding plates drawn by the author. (8), 84 pp.; except for the binding, a very fine, crisp copy. Rare first edition. Gouan was professor of botany at Montpellier and an early and enthusiastic supporter of Linnaeus, with whom he entertained an active correspondence. In this work he describes plants mostly from the Pyrenees. Nissen 741. Pritzel 3487. Rara edizione originale. 28 tavv. ripiegate inc. in rame. Mezza pergamena coeva con lievi tracce d'uso, ma fresco esemplare.

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        [Tilas] Förteckning på framledne landshöfdingens och commendeurens af kongl.

      maj:ts Nordstjerne-orden, högwälborne herr baron Daniel Tilas efterlämnade ansenliga och wackra boksamling, bestående af til största delen i franska och nya wälska band inbundne böcker, i åtskilliga språk och wetenskaper, hwaribland en del äro ganska rara, som genom auction komma at försäljas i huset n:o 34 på St. Claræ wästra kyrko-gata, midt emot samma församlings kyrkoherde-hus, den mart. och följ. år 1773. [=rubrik]. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1771. 8:o. 64 s. Bra mörkbrunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Titelsidan lätt solkig. Sista bladen lätt bruntonade. Genomgående lite snävt skuren i övre marginalen.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 4395. Auktionen omfattade 1002 nr. I slutet av katalogen erbjuds flera specialsamlingar under hand, bl.a. Tilas fina samling omfattande 3823 mineraler, två manuskriptsamlingar, personskrifter, akademiska avhandlingar m.m. Daniel Tilas (1712-72) verksamhetsfält spände från geologi till genealogi. Han var bergsråd i Bergskollegiet och gjorde i dess tjänst långa studieresor inom och utom landet. 1768 blev han utsedd till kronprinsens handledare under dennes resa till Bergslagen. Han var en av sin tids främsta bok- och mineralsamlare samt framstående genealogisk expert. Hans ursprungliga samlingar förstördes i Klarabranden 1751

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        Manuel métallotechnique, ou Recueil de Secrets & de curiosités sur les métaux & les minéraux, appliqué aux arts & aux métiers.

      Chez Arkstée & Merhus 1773 Ouvrage traduit de l'Allemand de M. Silberman, de l'Académie des Curieux de la Nature & de l'Art, 1 vol. in-12 reliure d'époque, Chez Arkstée & Merhus, Leipsick, Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris, 1773, faux-titre, titre, vj-473 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. (errata) Rare exemplaire de ce manuel dont Conlon signale que "l'original et le traducteur sont inconnus". Conlon, XVII, 147 (reliure frottée restaurée avec fente en dos, manques en coiffes, bon état intérieur). Ce titre est absent du catalogue de la BNF, on ne trouve que deux exemplaires recensés au CCFR. Ward & Carozzi, 2052 Français

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        Orlando furioso. -

      Birmingham, Baskerville, 1773.4 voll. In-8 gr. Eleganti legature coeve in marocchino rosso, piatti con ampia bordura impr. in oro con fiori e vasi stilizzati, dorsi con tasselli verdi e ricchi fregi oro, merletti dorati interni, tagli dorati; traccia d'uso alla cuffia del vol.III. Antiporta inc. con ritratto dell'Ariosto dis. da Eisen e 46 belle tavv. f.t. dis. dal Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Monnet, Moreau ecc. e finemente inc. in rame da Bartolozzi, Choffard, Duclos, Moreau ed altri. (6), LVIII, 362, (2) pp.; (2), 450, (2) pp.; (2) 446, (2) pp.; (2), 446, (2) pp.; senza l'elenco degli associati; lieve ed uniforme ossidazione della carta e qualche brunitura come in quasi tutti gli esemplari. Stupenda edizione: per la bellezza della stampa, la qualità delle incisioni e la bontà del testo è da tutti riconosciuta come una delle più belle del poema. Cohen-De Ricci 95. Gamba 62. Guidi 111. Agnelli Ravegnani, Edizioni Ariostee, I, 204: «Magnifica edizione... uno dei livres à figures meglio riusciti del secolo XVIII...»

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        Afbeelding van In- en Uitlandsche Houten, zo wel van Boomen als Heesters, welken door de liefhebbers der Natuurlijke Historie in hunne Naturaliën-Cabinetten, tot vermaak en nuttigheid, verzameld worden/ Abbildung In- und Ausländischer Höltzer, so wohl von Bäumen, als Staudengewächsen.../ A representation of Inland and Foreign Wood, as well Trees as Shrubs.../ Réprésentation des Bois, des Arbres & Arbrisseaux tant du Pays qu'Etrangers.../ Icones Lignorum Exoticorum et Nostratium...

      Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1773-(1791). 4to (285 x 218mm). With 100 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt spine in 6 compartments with red gilt lettered label. The most beautifully produced work on wood ever published, showing some 800 wood specimens on 100 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. The work was originally intended to be a translation of Seligmann's 'Abbildung in- und ausländischer Hölzer' published in Nürnberg from 1773-1748 with 48 plates, but became an independant work. "Sepp added some 42 plates which show especially timbers from the West Indies, drawn from the Cabinet of Reverend Hazeu at Rotterdam. Eighty samples were taken from the collection of Martinus Houttuyn" (Landwehr 84). The text of the work is in Dutch, German, English, French and Latin. The famous publishing house Sepp & Zoon, was a firm which excercised the utmost care in producing colour-plate books of outstanding quality. In the present case Sepp was the author as well as the publisher. The work is an important source of information about the knowledge and use of wood in the 18th century. As the work was published in parts over a longer period of time copies with 100 plates are very rare. In 1795 Houttuyn brought out a supplement with 6 more plates which is present in only a few copies. The work is beautifully produced and the colouring of the plates is excellent. A fine copy of this rare item. Landwehr 84; Nissen BBI, 939.

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        (Samuel) A Dictionary of the English Language.... The Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author.

      London, Printed by W. Strahan..., 1773 . 2 Vols., lge.folio, titles in black and red; fresh in contemp. lightly diced russia, gilt Greek-key border to covers, well rebacked with orig. green and dark blue morocco labels laid down, very good Alston v/184; Cordell J-53; Courtney & Smith pp.56-7. the only edition revised by the author: the definitive text. "One estimate is that there were over 15,000 changes..., with many quotations omitted, others substituted, definitions changed or abridged, errors corrected. It was a major revision. Thus the fourth edition is now accepted as the best, representing most fully what Johnson wanted the Dictionary to be." (J.L. Clifford, Dictionary Johnson, 1980) Even more recently, Alan Reddick (The Making of Johnson's Dictionary, 1990) has demonstrated how Johnson's reading since the first edition of 1755 had resulted in hundreds of new quotations. Johnson himself wrote in the revised preface: "...finding my Dictionary about to be reprinted, I have endeavoured, by a revisal, to make it less reprehensible. I will not deny that I found many parts requiring emendation, and many more capable of improvement...."

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        Traité de l'exploitation des mines, ou l'on décrit les situations des Mines, l'art... de former les puits & les galeries, de procurer de l'air aux souterrains, d'en vuider les eaux... traduit de l'Allemand. -

      Paris, Didot l'aîné, 1773.4to. Contemp. tree calf neatly rebacked. With 24 folding plates finely engr. by Boutrois showing machinery and mining techniques. XX, 348 pp.; two old owner's stamps on title; a good copy. First edition. Monnet was Inspector General of Mines in France; «his employment took (him) to Alsace and the German states to study mining and metallurgy, and after 1772 his principal duty was to inspect and to suggest improvements in French mining industry...» (DSB IX, 478). According to the Preface, in this work one can see fully the 18th century scientific approach to the subject of mining. Not in the Hoover Collection. Roller & G. II, 206. Added is a copy of: Clough, Robert T. A Treatise on the Exploitation of Mines. Antoine Grimoald Monnet. A forgotten French chemist and metallurgist 1734-1817. Leeds, 1974 [Signed limited edition (No.59 of 400 copies)] Small 4to. Original cloth gilt, dustwrapper, with 24 plates, 43 pp. Prima edizione di un'importante trattato sulle miniere. Con 24 tavv. ripieg. inc. in rame. Due antichi timbretti sul frontepizio; buon esemplare in pelle coeva (dorso rifatto).

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        Erleichterte Arzneykraeuter-Wissenschaft. Nebst sechs Kupfertafeln mit ausgemahlten Abbildungen. Neue und vermehrte Auflage.

      Regensburg 1773. 4to. pp. (8), 234, (14), with 6 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, red & green gilt lettered label. Stafleu & Cowan 10.472. Second edition of this rather scarce work on medical plants. Jacob Christian Schaeffer (1718-1790) was a Bavarian clergyman, who wrote a number of superbly illustrated natural history works. Brown staining at the upper margin, else a fine copy.

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        Briefe aus Wälchland, über natürliche Merkwürdigkeiten dieses Landes an den Herausgeber derselben Ignatz Edlen von Born.

      Prag, Wolfgang Gerle, 1773. 8vo (220 x 145mm). pp. (6), 407, (1), with engraved title vignette. Contemporary boards. First edition. A series of letters addressed to Ignaz von Born, describing the mineralogy, mining etc. of Italy. 'His descriptions of the neighbourhood of Naples, and still more his account of the ejected rocks of Vesuvius, are among the finest scientific writings of the eighteenth century' (Zittel p. 41). Ferber describes a.o. the areas of Padua, Venice, Verona, Florence, Rome, Naples, Sicily (Etna), Sienna, Bologna, Livorno, Genua, Turin, Milano. As a result of the present publication Ferber was elected member of the Academy of Sciences of Sienna and of the 'Naturforschenden Gesellschaft' of Berlin. Hoover quotes the French edition of 1776. A fine uncut copy. B.M.(Nat. Hist.) II, 566; Olson, Bibliographia discipuli Linnaei, p. 129.

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        Remarques sur quelques articles de l'Essai général de tactique.

      Chez les Freres Reycends 1773 Pp. 171 (1). Unito a: (SILVA) Considérations sur la guerre présente entre les Russes et les Turcs? A Turin, Reycends, '1773. Pp. (4) 85 (3). Con tre grandi tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Due opere in un volume di cm. 19,5. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorso liscio con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli rossi. Esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica per entrambe le opere. La prima si traduce in una critica del trattato di Guibert (1722), la seconda è un trattato riguardante le ostilità tra Russi e Turchi che si concluderà con il trattato di Kutchuk.

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        Fables Nouvelles

      Chez Delalain 1773 1 vol. in-12 rel. moderne (fin XIXe) plein maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, filets sur coupes, chasses richement ornées, tête dorée, Chez Delalain, La Haye, Paris, 1773, frontispice (gravé par De Ghendt), xxij pp. (dont titre gravé), 1 f. n. ch. (figure allégorique gravée par Delaunay), pp.1-176, 1 f. n. ch. (second frontispice gravé par De Ghendt), pp. 177-309, 1 f. n. ch. (tables), avec 99 vignettes et 99 culs-de-lampe dessinés par Marillier Elégant exemplaire dans une reliure moderne de la meilleure facture, avec la rangée d'entrelacs au lieu du triple filet typographique p. iij, avec le bon texte mais sans le carton p. 162, une seule des figures gravées par Delaunay, comme souvent, une discrète restauration marginale au second frontispice. L'ensemble des 99 vignettes et des 99 culs-de-lampe de Marillier illustrant cette édition constitue un des chefs-d'oeuvre de la gravure française du XVIIIe siècle. Cioranescu, 25113 ; Cohen, I, 313 Français

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        Description méthodique d'une collection de minéraux, du cabinet de M.D.R.D.L. Ouvrage où l'on donne de nouvelles idées sur la formation & la décomposition des mines, avec un court exposé des sentimens des minéralogistes les plus connus, sur la nature de chaque espèce...

      Paris, Didot jeune and Knapen, 1773. 8vo (194 x 123 mm). pp. (xxxii), 299, (5), with engraved frontispiece; a fine, crisp copy in contemporary French mottled sheep, head and tail of spine slightly worn. First edition of this catalogue of the minerals in Romé de Lisle's own mineral cabinet. Romé 'earned money by cataloguing at least fourteen mineral collections, according to his own, probably incomplete, list in the bibliography to his Cristallographie of 1783. Three of the catalogues remained in manuscript... In 1773 he brought out a description of the metallic ores of his own mineral cabinet, in which he discussed the origin, metamorphosis, and paragenesis of each' (DSB). The descriptions are highly detailed, in terms of locale, mineral and crystal structure, composition, etc. The minerals are cross-referenced to Romé's 'Essai de cristallographie' (1772), the work in which he had established that crystallography was the basis of mineralogical classification. This was amplified in his epochal 'Cristallographie' in 1783, in which he established the general form of the law of constancy of interfacial angles and that each species of mineral has his characteristic primitive form and each form its characteristic constant angles. Pp. xx-xv contain a bibliography of works cited. Hoover 690; Ward and Carozzi 1908

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        Orlando Furioso.

      Birmingham, Da'Torchj di G. Baskerville: per P. Molini, 1773. 1773 4 voll. in-8° grande (235x153mm), pp. (6), LVIII, 362, (2); (4), 450, (2); (4), 446, (4); (4), 431, (40) di elenco degli associati dell'edizione, (1) bianca. Bella legatura coeva in p. pelle marrone marmorizzata con triplice bordura dorata di filetti a inquadrare il perimetro dei piatti. Dorsi a 5 nervi con titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello, fregi floreali e fitomorfi in oro entro scomparti. Tagli dorati, sguardie in marmorizzatura rosa, dentelle interne dorate. Un ritratto dell'Ariosto all'antiporta del primo vol., e 46 stupende tavole fuori testo disegnate da G. Cipriani, Moreau il Giovane, Eisen, Cochin figlio, Monnet, J. B. Greuze ed incise da Bartolazzi, Launay, Longueil, de Ghendt, Prevost, Henriquez, Massard, Simonet, Ponce, Duclos, Martini, Moreau il Giovane, Choffard, Helmon. Duplice ex-libris. Arrossature leggere, minimi restauri alle cuffie e alle cerniere. Bellissimo esemplare. Tutte le 46 tavole sono in fine coloritura all'acquerello del tempo. Celebre edizione di Birmingham del poema ariosteo, fra le più pregiate del Settecento per la bellezza del corredo figurativo. Agnelli / Ravegnani, I, pp. 204-205 (con puntuali indicazioni del numero di tavole realizzate dai singoli disegnatori e calcografi). Lowndes, I 63. Brunet, I, 438. Cohen / De Ricci, coll. 95-97. Gamba, n. 62: "Se per bellezza di stampa e per merito d'intagli va riguardata questa edizione come una delle migliori produzioni della tipografia, è stata eziandio dal Morali trovata una delle migliori per bontà del testo". Guidi, p. 111. Melzi, p. 175. Melzi/Tosi, p. 70. Baruffaldi, p. 304. Graesse, I, 199. Catalogue des livres comp. la Bibliothèque Rothschild, n. 1033. Hoepli, Cento libri preziosi, pp. 72-73. Ferrazzi, p. 72.

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        Försök til en systematisk inledning i swenska landt-skötselen; lämpad efter rikets nordliga climate, och grundad på rön, försök och anmärkningar, i natural-historien, physiken, chemien, samt den allmänna och enskilta oeconomien.

      I-III. Sthlm, H. Fougt, 1773-77. 8:o. (40),374,(22) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr + (16),478,(2) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr + (16),594,(17) s. & 4 utvikbara grav. plr. Tre nötta ouniforma och olika höga samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind. Stänkta snitt. Första bandet med några sprickor i bakre ytterfalsen och tredje bandet med defekter överst på ryggen, defekt titelfält och stora sprickor i ytterfalsarna. Del I genomgående lätt lagerfläckig och med kraftigt bruna fläckar på s. 371-72 och (7)-(8) i registret. En gammal lagad reva överst i yttermarginalen på s. (9) i början av del III. Med initialerna "G:M:" på titelbladen till del I och II och Nils Zenzéns namnteckning daterad 1928 i samtliga delar, med uppgiften att han fått arbetet av H. Nordenskiöld på Fårebo och att de härrör ur Virkvarns bibliotek.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 90. Denne har inte räknat med det sista bladet Gg8 i andra delen som består av en "förtekning på economiska böcker, som finnas hos H. Fougt". Pehr Adrian Gadd (1727-97) var bl.a. professor i ekonomi, kemi och fysik vid Åbo universitet. Detta är hans vetenskapliga huvudarbete

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        Opuscula Mathematic

      Parma: Ex Typographia Regia, 1773 First edition of an scarce mathematical work, attractively printed by Bodoni, erroneously listed by Brooks in Edizioni Bodoniane, with the date 1783. The text deals with hydraulics and geometry. Original plain wrappers, old manuscript spine label. . Quarto. With ten engraved folding copper-engraved plates, each with multiple diagrams. Woodcut device on title-page. Old armorial library rubberstamp on title-page and neat ink location number on front pastedown. A very handsome, uncut copy.

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        Zur elementarischen Bibliothek. Das Methodenbuch für Väter und Mütter der Familien und Völker. Dritte Auflage.

      8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 384 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Dritte überarbeitete und erweiterte Fassung des erstmals 1770 veröffentlichten pädagogischen Leitfadens, der stark von Rousseau beeinflusst war. Erschien gleichzeitig und als Ergänzung zu seinem an Kinder und Jugendliche gerichtetn Elementarbuch. Basedow war 1771 von Leopold Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau zum Direktor der dortigen Erziehungsanstalt berufen worden, aus der 1774 das sogenannten 'Philanthropin' entstand, eine Musterschule, die für einige Jahre einer der pädagogischen Mittelpunkte Europas wurde. - Papier stellenweise gebräunt und stockfleckig. Titel mehrfach gestempelt. Rückenkanten leicht angebrochen. Dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Umständliche Nachricht von dem Leben und sonderbaren Schicksale Kaspar Neutons eines unweit Paris gewesenen Tabuletkrämers Sohns : welcher seine ihm zugestossene Unglücksfälle von Jugend an sowohl als auch die nachhero erfolgten Begebenheiten da er auf einer unbewohnten Insul neunzehen Jahre hingebracht durch ein Englisches Schiff befreyet und in Europa wieder angelanget aufrichtig erzählet, und auf guter Freunde Ersuchen aufgezeichnet

      8°. XII S., 431 S. mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Halbpergamentband der Zeit mit erneuertem Rücken. Hayn-G. 5, 270 - Ullrich 171m 78. - Sehr seltene deutsche Robinsonade. - Ullrich zählt das Werk "zu den besten der Gattung". - Als Verfasser wird O.B. Verdion vermutet, was aber nicht nachgewiesen werden kann. Nur in 2 Exemplaren in den Bibliotheken von Göttingen und der Staatsbibliothek Berlin nachweisbar. - Der anonyme Verfasser hält sich in vielen Bereichen an das berühmte Original, bringt dann aber in der Gestalt einer Frau, Katharina genannt, einen leichten erotischen Einschlag in die Geschichte. - Durchgehend fleckig und gebräunt. Die ersten 5 Blätter mit Wurmspur im Innenfalz. Rücken fachgerecht erneuert.

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        HISTORISK AFHANDLING OM MUSIK OCH INSTRUMENTER SÄRDELES OM ORGWERKS INRÄTTNINGEN I ALLMÄNHET JEMTE KORT BESKRIFNING ÖFWER ORGWERKEN I SWERIGE.

      Westerås Tryckt hos Joh: Laur: Horrn på Auctors bekostnad 1773, (24)+323+5s samt 4 graverade delvis utvikbara orgelplanscher av Fr Acrel. Vackert modernt handbundet pastischband i rött skinn med rik exklusiv blindpräglad dekor, förgylld ryggtitel, sprängfärgat övre snitt, i skinnskodd, fodrad pappkassett med marmorerat pärmpapper; titelbladet med kunnigt lagad reva, några fuktfläckar på s 7-11 samt på några av dedikationsbladen (s 1-24) varav även några lätt solkiga, 3 av planscherna med var sin blekt fläck, exlibris (Lars Bergström); i övrigt ett mycket vackert och representativt exemplar

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        Histoire Litteraire de S. Bernard, abbe de Clairvaux, et de Pierre Le Venerable, abbe de Cluni

      Chez la veuve Desaint Paris: Chez la veuve Desaint. 1773. First. First Edition. Quarto. xii, 569 [2] pp. Illustrated with two copper plate engravings and woodcut tailpieces. 24 cm. Text in French. Contemporary full calf with gilt borders, gilt fillet turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Both boards are a bit bowed and nearly detached, with wear to the board edges and spine, else very good, the interior text pages are clean and tight with light scattered spotting.A scarce, supplementary volume to the celebrated "Histoire litteraire de France," initiated in 1733 by Dom Rivest and the Benedictines of St. Maur. .

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        Description de l´Arabie d´apres les observations et recherches faites dans le pays meme + Voyage en Arabie & en d´autres Pays circonvoisins I-II.

      Copenhague, Nicolas Möller 1773 + Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde/ Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven 1776; Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde/ Utrecht, Barthelemy Wild 1780. (2),XLIII,(3),372,(2) + VIII,(6),409,(1) + VI,(10),389,(1) + 150 plates and maps + large folding map. Half calf. 4 volumes, The plates of both titles bound together in one separate volume. Description de l´Arabie has 25 plates and maps (including 1 large map). Voyage en Arabie has 72+52 plates and maps + 1 large folding map. (Plates and maps complete). Many plates and maps folding, a few small tears. Plate XIV of Description with stain. Title page of Voyage vol.I closely cut in upper margin, not affecting text. First 10 pages of Voyage vol II. with brown stain 10-15 squarecentimeter or less. Boards of Voyage vol. II.with brown stain. Slightly worn bindings. All in all a nice set

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        Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times.

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1773. . Fifth edition overall, the first Baskerville edition. Three volumes. 8vo. (2) iv, (2, contents leaf misbound), 364; 176, (179)-443, (1); (4), 410, (48, index) pp., bound without the errata leaf in volume III as is often the case. 20th century full brown morocco, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels, decorated to others. Frontispiece portrait in volume I plus 3 finely engraved title vignettes. Small tear with loss to the original rear free endpaper of volume III, a very good set overall. "Characteristicks was a complex as well as composite book, a work of philosophy in a polite mode. It aimed centrally to convey a notion of philosophy as a form of ethical training. ...it criticized those philosophical 'innovators', namely René Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, who themselves sought to demolish scholasticism. If they took their inspiration from mathematics and natural philosophy Shaftesbury took his from social and aesthetic experience. If they helped to make epistemology the central task of philosophy, Shaftesbury insisted on philosophy's ethical core". (ODNB). Gaskell, 49. First published in 1711.

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        Beskrifning Öfwer Wärmeland

      Afdeld I Sex Tidehwarf, Twänne under Hedendomen, Och lika många under Påfwedömet Och Lutherska Tiden; Jämte en kort Inledning, Om Landets Läge, Namn, Wattudrag, Bergsträkningar, Skogar, med mera. Götheborg. Trykt hos Immanuel Smitt 1773-79. 8:o. Träsnittsillustrationer i texten. (14),370,(2) s. + 2 utvikbaratabeller; (19),392-900,(16) s. Oskurna i två nära samtida marmorerade pappomslag, handskrivna ryggtitlar. Ryggar något blekta. Första bandet med svag i stort sett genomgående fuktfläck, andra delen med motsvarande från sidan 891 till slutet. Namnteckning G. Halldin på titelblad och främre spegel, där med tillägget Norby Bibliotek. På speglar även namnstämpel A. C. Waern. 19 x 12 cm

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        Kristni-Saga, sive Historia Religionis Christianæ in Islandiam introductæ; nec non þattr af Islefi Biskuoi, sive Narratio de Isleifo Episcopo; Ex Manuscriptis Legati Magnæani cum Interpretione latina, notis, Chronologia, tabulis Genealogicis & Indicibus, tam rerum, qvam Verborum.

      København 1773. (38) + 192 + (1 blank) + (106) s. Ekstra kobberstukket tittelbl. Stamtavler. Samt. blankt kartonert omsl. Uoppskåret. Ubeskåret.. *Et stort, rent og ubeskåret eksemplar på skrivepapir

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        An Abridgment of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer

      1773. Burn, Richard [1709-1785]. Greenleaf, Joseph [1720-1810], Editor. An Abridgment of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which is Added, An Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to be Known and Observed by All Justices of the Peace. Boston: Printed for, and sold by, Joseph Greenleaf, 1773. [viii], 386, [2] pp. Includes two-page publisher advertisement. Quarto (8-1/2" x 7"). Contemporary sheep, rebacked retaining original spine with raised bands and lettering piece, hinges mended, spine ends restored. Moderate rubbing and minor scuffing to boards, some offsetting to margins of endleaves, very light browning to text. Early owner signature (J. Rowe/ Sept 16. 1776) to title page, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Only American edition and the only abridgement of a legal treatise printed in America before the Revolution. Richard Burn was an attorney and antiquarian who edited the ninth, tenth, and eleventh editions of Blackstone's Commentaries. His Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (1755) was perhaps his most important work. Holdsworth considered it to be one of the best treatments of the subject, an opinion shared by Burn's contemporaries, both in England and in the colonies. The "best proof that his book...was accepted as the leading text-book on that topic is the number of editions through which it passed.... It deserved its success. Burn carefully abridged the statutes, and stated the manner in which their clauses had been interpreted by the courts. His treatment of the criminal law was based upon a thorough study of the works of Coke, Hale, and Hawkins." Greenleaf explains the nature of his abridgement in the preface: "The London edition takes in the whole practice of England and Scotland, this renders it both bulky and dear. The circle of a justices business in those places is vastly extensive, and is founded chiefly on acts of the British parliament, which can never have any relation to this colony" [i]. Greenleaf also added an appendix of forms and general rules and directions for American courts. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:332-333. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8325.

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        Orlando Furioso

      Birmingham : Da' Torchi di G. Baskerville per P. Molini Libraio dell' Accademia Reale, e G. Molini. 1773 . 4 volumes 4to, Vol.1. [-]1, [-]2, a-g4, [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Yy4, Zz2, (last leaf blank), portrait, plates 1-12 : Vol.2. [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Kkk4, Lll2, (last leaf blank), plates 13-23 : Vol.3. [-]1, A-Z4, aa-Zz4, Aaa-Kkk4 , (last leaf blank), plates 24-35 : Vol.4. [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Hhh4, Ff-Gg4, *4, ***4, ****4, *****1 (asterisks signed as per Gaskell), plates 36-46, the engraved plates by Cipirani, Cochin, Eisen, Moreau et al., a little light foxing on some plates and consequent offsetting, fine contemporary French red morocco, triple fillet borders, floral bouquet cornerpieces, fully gilt spines in 6 compartments with green morocco labels in compartments 2 and 3, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. A fine copy of the quarto edition of Baskerville's Ariosto (ten times rarer than the standard octavo edition). Apart from being in a very fine French red morocco binding the present copy has two other significant points of interest; it preserves the final blanks in vols.1-3, alluded to, but not seen, by Gaskell (q.v.) and, secondly, in Vol.3 at sig. Eee3+4 are preserved portions of deckle edges owing to the leaves being creased before coming under the binder's guillotine. These confirm Gaskell's measurements (page xvi) for an uncut page of 12 x 9 5/8 ins. Cohen/de Ricci describes this quarto edition as 'sur grand papier' and says that it was limited to 100 copies, but we have found no confirmation of this number.

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        Beskrifning öfwer Wärmeland, afdeld i sex tidehwarf, twänne under hedendomen och lika många under påfwedömet och lutherska tiden jemte en kort inledning om landets läge, namn, wattudrag, bergsträkningar, skogar m. m. I-III.

      Göteborg, Immanuel Smitt, 1773-79. Tre delar i en volym, (14) + 160 + (7) + 168-371 + (1) + (19) + 392-900 + (16) s. + 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller (alla). Samtida halvskinnband med fyra upphöda bind. Eftersättsblad saknas. Exlibris (Gustaf Berndtsson). Namnteckning på titelbladet (Hans Nilsson). Enstaka brunfläckar

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        MEMORIE IDROSTATICO-STORICHE.

      In-4 p. (mm. 290x210), 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, tagli azzurri, pp. XII,301,(3); (4),195,(3); bella vignetta allegorica al frontesp. (inc. in rame da Antonio Baratti su disegno di Michelangelo Borghi); ornato da una grande iniz. figur., e da capilett. e finali silografati; con 1 tav. idrografica inc. in rame e più volte ripieg. Dedicate a Francesco III, Duca di Modena, Reggio, Mirandola, queste 30 Memorie riguardano: ?Le operazioni eseguite nell?inalveazione del Reno di Bologna, e degli altri minori Torrenti per la Linea di Primaro al Mare dall?anno 1765 fino al 1772.. Si aggiungono altre Memorie riguardanti varie spedizioni, ed operazioni analoghe fatte contemporaneamente in Germania, ed altrove? che costituiscono un?ampia e circostanziata difesa del suo operato (come citato in Diz. Bibl. degli Italiani,LXIV, p. 269). "Edizione originale" di questa importante opera. Cfr. Riccardi,I,26-27. "Il Padre Lecchi (1702-76) della Compagnia di Gesù, matematico e ingegnere milanese, diresse opere idrauliche, specie nel campo dell'arginamento dei fiumi, per incarico di Papa Clemente XIII e dell'imperatrice Maria Teresa d'Austria". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,VI, p. 759. Solo ca. 20 carte con lievi aloni o impronte tipograf. più o meno marcate (su 2 cc. anche picc. fori margin.), altrim. bello e fresco esemplare a grandi margini, su carta distinta.

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        The History of Ireland from the Invasion of Henry II With a Preliminary Discourse on the Antient State of That Kingdom'

      London: J. Nourse, et al., 1773. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Large 4to. 3 volumes. First editions. (52),lvi, 388;(4),516;(4),664,(30)pp. Index. Contemporary polished calf. Spines in 6 compartments with raised bands with simple gilt rules; red morocco lettereing labels, gilt. Hinges neatly and nearly invisibly repaired; some scuffing and wear to the edges and corners; chipping at spine tips; the first and last few pages have marginal offsets from the leather turn-ins, but essentially a very good copy. ESTC T135878.

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        An Historical Account of all the Voyages Round the World Performed by English Navigators Captain Cooks first voyage

      London: F Newberry, 1773. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Vol. 3 & 4 only of 4. Included is a full account of Captain Cooks first voyage + several voyages by Byron. Wallis. Carteret and Bougainville. from 1764-1771 + the Journal of a Voyage to the North Pole by the Hon. Commodore Phipps. and Captain Lutwidge. Quarter period calf leather bindings. 8vo. [2]/ 470 pages. [1]/ 364 pages + 2 pages of adverts + 118 page suppliment. Lacks maps? and illustrations? Front board on vol. 4 is only held on with a little bit of string. Rear board is loose. Spines and covers are very worn and damaged. Only very minor foxing internally. Title page of vol. 3 some what soiled.

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        Manuscript Letter Signed, in French, 2pp on one 4to sheet, Paris, March 24, 1813

      RD. Napoleon gives orders to General Henri Bertrand (1773-1844) on how troops should be prepared for the German campaign when Napoleon's forces defeated the Sixth Coalition in the Battle of Dresden that August. Napoleon left France April 16 for Leipzig and Lutzen. "It is no longer General Corda but General Taviel who commands your artillery. I am surprised he has not yet arrived. Hurry the nomination of the officers of the various Italian regiments. General Moraud must be in Ausbourg from the 26th to the 28th...demote General Saitod (?)...order that the first division leave Asbourg...on the 5th...have the first brigade of the fourth division leave on the 9th, and the second on the 10th...the two Italian regiments...I think must count three hundred horse, will march together...It would be well for this brigade to take the road early...may god have you in his keep...." He signs, "NP."

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        An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland:Or, An Inquiry into the ... Britons, Irish, Scots and Anglo-Saxons

      London: T. Becket & P. A. De Hondt, 1773. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. The third edition, revised and greatly enlarged. (xii),404,(viii)pp. Intriguing study of the manners, religion, languages, government, kings law and other aspects of the Britons, Scots, Irish and Anglo-Saxons. Short sections on the Druids, and a section on Gildas. Vocabulary list comparing Latin, Irish and English. Bound to style in quarter leather; spine has simple gilt rules, a red leather lettering piece, gilt, and tooled in blind with a crown, a thistle, a Celtic harp and a spray of shamrocks; marbled paper boards. Occasional light foxing, title lightly soiled and with two short closed tears, else a very good copy. Ownership name dated 1866 in Hamilton, Ohio. ESTC N17038

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        Edman, 1767. 4:o.

      (4),50 s. Häftad i samtida klistermarmorerat pappomslag vars främre och bakre mönster skiljer sig åt. Ett par små maskhål på ryggen. Inlaga med breda marginaler och delvis med råkanter. Med Erik Götlins namnteckning daterad 1773 och anteckning att han fått skriften i gåva av Johan Ihre. Fint ex. med Ericsbergs biblioteks exlibris.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1338. Björkbom Svensk porträttlitteratur 386. Tryckt i 175 exemplar enligt en anteckning på försättsbladet som hänvisar till ett brev från Lidén till Gjörwell. "Catalogue" är den första förteckningen över svenska graverade porträtt. Götlin (1744-1829), som sedermera blev professor i latin, numismatik och vältalighet vid Uppsala universitet, hade 1773 varit respondent till avhandlingen "Runarum in Svecia occasu" (om runornas undergång i Sverige) under Ihres presidium

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        Asylum Morale. Turbores saeculi ridet Democritus deflet Heraclitus, tranquille exhalat munita Philosophia (..) Tabula Riveriana Secunda (..).

      Verona. 1773. Folio. Plate mark 70 x 47,5 cm. The whole sheet 75 x 53 cm. Passe partout 81 x 58 cm. Etching / engraving. Uncut margins. Green passe partout. Some foxing, mainly to the margins. A few worm holes in the left margin.. A wonderful print in contemporary hand colouring, which is quite uncommon. Most copies are uncoloured. It is an "allegorical composition of a winged woman personyfying imagination, at which Democritus laughs and Heraclitus weeps, while philosophy calmly smokes a pipe" (British Museum). There is a long explanation of the allegory in latin below the image. The philosopher is sitting in front of a very large canvas where most of the figures are depicted. The canvas hangs from the top of the image. A cherub is standing in the lower right corner peeping out from behind the canvas. The print is described as the "Tabula Riveriana Secunda" and executed after a painting by Felix Boscarati. "Tabula Riveriana" is a famous serie of four allegorical paintings by Boscarati which were all etched and engraved by Vicentinus Christophorus ab Aqua. Boscarati was a painter active in Verona in the 18th. century. Vicentinus Christophorus ab Aqua was a reproductive etcher active in Italy in the same period. Joseph Buffetti was a painter and draughtsman also working in Italy in the 18th. century. He was the intermediate draugtsman. Scarce

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        Quae Exstant [comprising] Bellum Catillinarium; Bellum Jugurth; Historiarum Fragmenta; Oratio Ad C. Cæsarum, De Republica Ordinanda. [with Florus'] Epitome Rerum Romanorum.

      Birminghamiæ [Birmingham]: Joannis Baskerville, 1773.. 4to. Curiously paginated thus (4), 1-198, (3), p. 199, p. 102, p. 200, 205-225, (2), 226-227, 230-317, (1) pp., but obviously complete by the catchwords and signatures. Full patterned calf, spine flat with gilt rules, recent green gilt lettered label, gilt decorated to compartments, decorative gilt tooled border to boards. Joints and spine expertly repaired, the latter slightly darkened and with slight loss of gilt, a few abrasions with loss to leather on boards, contents clean throughout, a handsome copy. Gaskell, 51 .

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        Capitaine Carl Gustav Ekebergs Ostindiska Resa Åren 1770 och 1771. Beskrefven uti Bref til Kongl. Svenska Vet. Academiens secreterare.

      Stockholm, 1773. Tryckt på eget förlag hos Henr. Fougt, Kongl. Boktryckare. 8:o. (8),170,(2 sista blank) s. + 5 utvikbara graverade planscher + utvikbar graverad karta. Nära samtida något nött halvskinnband i kalv. Främre pärm något stukad övre yttre hörn. Titelblad lagat övre yttre hörn samt raderat i nedre kant med påföljd att papperet är tunnt och med litet hål, förstärkt med japanpapper på baksidan. Planschen över Vampoe med två lagade revor i vikning, äldre papperslagning och ny med japanpapper c.a 45 mm vardera. Hörn med fuktfläck (endast i marginalen ej i närhet av text) första sidan Företal, sidan 25/26, 29/30, 165/166 och sista bladet. Sidan 15-18 med en del mindre brunfläckar och 79-82 med några fläckar i yttre marginalen. I övrigt endast någon enstaka mindre fläck. 19 x 12 cm

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        TOILETTE DE FLORE

      Toilette de Flore, ou Essai sur les Plantes & les Fleurs qui peuvent servir d'ornement aux Dames; contenant les différentes manières de préparer les Essences, Pommades, Rouges, Poudres, Fards & Eaux de Senteurs: auquel on a ajouté différentes recettes, pour enlever toutes sortes de Taches sur le linge & sur les étoffes, &c. &c. Ouvrage utile aux Parfumeurs, Baigneurs & aux personnes chargées de la direction des Toilettes. Seconde Edition. A Paris, Valade, 1773. In 16mo, pp.XVI,224. Cart. moderno. Solo volume primo. Vol. I only.

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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c

      London: Printed for the Author, 1773. Hardcover. Very good. The Third Edition. 8vo. (iv),366,(16)pp. Three engraved plates, one of a stove and two of table settings. The last 16pp contain the erratum and the index. Bound without the advertising leaf. Nineteenth century half calf binding, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; gilt lettering label; marbled paper boards. Occasional light soil to the textblock, two small tears to the plates, neatly repaired with no loss, else a very good copy. First published in 1769, and again in 1771, this is the third edition and bears the warning on the title page: "No Book is genuine but what is signed by the Author." And indeed her signature is present on page one. In 1773 Raffald sold her rights to R. Baldwin and this warning disappeared in subsequent printings. ESTC T82676. Oxford, p. 98.

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        Chymie Experimentale et raisonnee, 3 vols

      Didot Paris, 1773 First Edition. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition first issue 1773, complete in 3 volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 12 folding plates. Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt titling. Small areas of light damp to two covers. 8vo. Very attractive set.

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        Oeuvres

      ...traduites de l'Anglois sur la Quatrieme Édition. Par M. Barbeu Dubourg. Avec des Additions nouvelles. Engraved frontis. port. of Franklin & 12 engraved plates. 2 p.l., xxii, [2], 338 pp.; 2 p.l., xiii, [3], 318, [2] pp. Two vols. in one. Large 4to, cont. red morocco, spine richly gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Paris: Quillau, Esprit, & l'Auteur, 1773. First collected edition in French of Franklin's Experiments and Observations on Electricity; it is described by Printing and the Mind of Man as "the most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America." This is the most complete early edition of Franklin's scientific writings in any language. Our edition is based on the fourth English edition of 1769 and includes correspondence between Dubourg and Franklin on such subjects as ventilation, the art of swimming, inoculation, acoustics, meteors, stoves, the cause of common colds, magnetism and its relations to electricity, and so on which had not previously been published. Fine copy. Bookplates of John Symmons, Edwin B. Holden, and Antoine Bordes. .

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        In lode delle belle arti orazione e componimenti poetici relazione del concorso e de' premi distribuiti in campidoglio dall'insigne accademia del disegno in s. luca il di 27 aprile 1773 secondo l'istituzione del nobil uomo carlo pio balestra essendo principe dell'accademia il signor andrea bergondi scultore. in roma, per il casaletti, s.a. (ma 1773)

      Cm. 28, pp. (2) 70 (2). Bell'antiporta allegorica, emblema calcografico dell'accademia al frontespizio, alcune grandi vignette in luogo di testate e finali, capolettera istoriati e la raffigurazione di due medaglie. Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida. Qualche segno d'uso alla legatura, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Interessante nota manoscritta di possesso di: Colonel Fraille (?) academics of Rome and Florence. In fine segnaliamo il lungo poema di Gioacchino Pizzi: Il Tempio del Buon Gusto seguito da vari elenchi e cataloghi degli accademici.

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        Discourses to the aged : on several important subjects. Viz. The Difference between the Activity of Youth and the Infirmities of Age. Barzillai's Refusal of David's Invitation to Jerusalem. The Fruitfulness of Aged Christians ...Caleb's Reflection on the Goodness and Faithfulness of God to him. The Design and Improvement of useless Days and wearisome Nights. God's Promise to bear and deliver his aged Servants. Israel's Journey thro' the Wilderness...

      Shrewsbury : printed by J. Eddowes; and sold by J. Buckland and T. Longman, in Pater-Noster-Row, London, 1773. 2nd Edition. Physical desc.: viii, 356, [8]p. Notes: With a final advertisement leaf. Braces in imprint. Subject: Older people - Sermons - gerontology. Related item: Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T137092. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a gilt-blocked label and ruled cross-bands; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES UNDERTAKEN BY THE ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTYFOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, AND SUCCESSIVELYPERFORMED BY COMMODORE BYRON, CAPTAIN WALLIS, CAPTAIN CARTERET AND CAPTAINCOOK

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1773. Beautifully rebound First Edition preferred for its plates in three quarto volumes in 3/4 calf with raised bands, red and gilt labels. A very good clean copy, hardly any foxing, in a few instances the bold plates have bled to the adjacent text. There are no tape repairs and text and plates have wide margins. Complete with 51 plates and charts. This set is bound with the "Directions for Placing the Cuts and Charts", but without the "Chart of the Streight of Magellan". According to Holmes, this particular combination indicates a later issue of the first edition (the work was first printed in June 1773, and again in August of the same year). Holmes, 5 (n). Photos upon request.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: David C. Johnson]
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        An Account of the Voyages Undertaken By the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries In the Southern Hemisphere

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. First edition. 52 engraved plates, maps and charts, including the large folding map of the Straight of Magellan. Three volumes in contemporary full calf with gilt decorations to outer edges, gilt turn-ins, spines handsomely rebacked matching the brown calf boards with red and black spine labels, corners strengthened, marbled endpapers. A very attractive set with some light scattered foxing, a few leaves stained, and generally very clean and sound.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        An Account of the Voyages … for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere…;

      London: for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell [First & Second Voyages]; for G. Nicol; and T. Cadell [Third Voyage],, 1773–85. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World …; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean … Together 9 volumes: 8 quarto text volumes (287 × 210 mm) and folio atlas (540 × 340 mm). Text volumes in contemporary calf, all volumes rebacked, red morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces to the spines, flat bands with gilt floral roll, foliate centre-tool to compartments, broad foliate rolled panel to boards with inner panel in blind, dotted edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, quatrefoil roll to turn-ins; atlas in contemporary half calf, marbled sides, gilt rules to spine, original tissue-guards retained throughout. First Voyage: 3 volumes, first edition with 52 plates, maps & charts, most of them double-page or folding: Second Voyage: 2 volumes, first edition, with the copperplate portrait of Cook by Basire after Hodges, 63 plates, maps and charts, a number of them double-page or folding, and folding letterpress table: Third Voyage, second edition, 3 volumes and folio atlas, with a total of 87 plates, maps and charts, several of them folding Near-contemporary armorial bookplates of George Tyrell to front pastedowns of text volumes, ownership inscription of Thomas S. Gooch to front pastedown of the atlas. A little rubbed, occasional offsetting as often, sporadic spotting and browning, and a few minor marginal splits, but overall a very good set, attractive and sensitively restored. First, first, and second editions respectively. A complete set of the official accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages around the world. "Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). His contributions to the advancement of knowledge were widely recognised in his own time. During his third voyage, when Britain and America were at war, Benjamin Franklin, who had met Cook in London and was then serving as the Colonies' representative at the court in Paris, wrote a general laissez passer for the expedition, requesting that the American and French fleets leave them unmolested, 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 multiply'd and augmented, and science of other kinds encreas'd to the benefit of mankind in general." Cook's many discoveries resulted in British claims in Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, the last of which he regarded as his most valuable discovery but where he met his death. "He also suggested the existence of Antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century" (PMM).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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