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        Königliche Palast ('Palacio Real de Aranjuez. - Visto desde la Calle del medio que pasa entre los Quarteles de Guardias de Infanteria - Por D. Domingo de Aguirre Capitan de Infanteria Ingeniero Ordinario de los R. E. Plazas y F. - Delineado en el Ano de 1773. - D. Manuel Salvador y Carmona, Pensionado de S. M.y Gravador de Francia, lo gravó en Madrid.').

      - Kupferstich v. D. Manuel Salvador y Carmona, dat. 1773, 54 x 72,5 Zeigt den königlichen Palast (Palacio Real) in Aranjuez südlich von Madrid- Im Vordergrund dekorative Personenstaffage und Kutsche. - Unter der Ansicht vierzeilige spanische Bildunterschift; dazwischen spanisches Wappen.

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        Conferenza del signor Le Brun primo pittore del Re di Francia con le figure disegnate da me Abr. David Nizza l'anno 1773.

      In Torino. Manoscritto cartaceo, fine XVIII secolo, - in-24 (mm 95x60), ff. (1), 40, (19 disegnate al recto), legatura coeva in pelle, ai piatti cornice vegetale, dorso ornato ai piccoli ferri e con iniziali ADN, il tutto inciso in oro, tagli dorati. Viene trascritto il solo testo italiano dall'edizione con versione francese del 1751, eliminando le parti retoriche e le ripetizioni. Vengono aggiornati anche alcuni termini arcaici. Rispetto alle 54 tavole dell'edizione a stampa l'autore decise di riprodurne solo 31 di cui 1 a pagina intera le altre su mezza pagina. Le ultime tre figure invece sono di invenzione e sono realizzate a piena pagina. DAVID ABRAM NIZZA fu pittore e miniaturista; si conoscono suoi ritratti miniati della contessa d'Artois, del Principe Eugenio e del principe di Carignano. Poche notizie su di lui in Comanducci 1962, p. 1288: "NIZZA. Incisore a bulino del sec. XIX, allievo del Lauro [Agostino Lauro]. Tra le sue stampe: Ritratto di Teresa Guiccioli''. E in. Servolini, Dizionario ill. incisori ital. 1955, p. 578. INSIEME ALL'EDIZ. A STAMPA (id 17469) eeuro; 3.000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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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        Letters Patent Signed, in Swedish with translation, (1746-1792, from 1771 King of Sweden)

      1773 - the King's titles include "Heir of Norway and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein", appointing "Senior Lieutenant . Our beloved the Noble and Honourable Johan Gustaf Haegerflycht", (1736-1805, later General), to be "Staff-Captain in the Company of Colonel the Baron Armfeldt, Knight, of Our Artillery at Stralsund", in place of Petter Bernhard Piper, "proposed to Us in humble obedience in consideration of his service faithfully performed and of constant and manifest satisfaction", awarding him the salary until further notice, all to be implemented by "the appropriate person", countersigned 'Carl Nadenstierna', embossed stamp duty of 18 daler plus 50%, good papered seal with Royal arms, 2 sides folio and conjugate blank, Stockholm Castle, 17th February small defect in conjugate blank Gustaf III succeeded to a Sweden torn by party strife, but by gaining the Army's support worked a bloodless revolution (September 1772) which made him a strong but constitutional sovereign. In 1775 he himself commanded the troops mobilised on the Norwegian frontier, but war with Denmark was averted. Sweden prospered - indeed it has been called her 'Golden Age' - under Gustaf's treaties with Russia and Denmark (1780, the famous 'armed neutrality'), with the new U.S.A. (1783) and with France. However, the old noble families resented their loss of power, and following the war with Russia to defend Finland (1788), conspiracies were hatched, and finally Gustaf was assassinated. Himself a brilliant speaker, he wrote for the theatre, laid the foundation of the Stockholm Museum with statues, pictures and medals bought during his visit to Rome (1783), and founded the Swedish Academy (1786). Lt.-Gen. Baron Fromholt Armfelt, 1721-1797, came from a famous military family, being a son of Carl Gustaf Armfelt, 1666-1736, and great-uncle of Gustaf III's favourite Gustaf Mauritz (1757-1814). Fromholt served in the Seven Years' War as a Captain in Marshal Saxe's regiment of dragoons, then transferred (1758) to the Artillery. From 1764 he was at Stralsund in Hither (West) Pomerania, opposite the southern tip of Sweden, held by Sweden 1628-1815. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Schlittenfahrt, 1773

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 98. Grösse: 2,1 x 14,9 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 7,1 x 18,9 cm. Beschreibung: Besonders seltenes Blatt. Das Original mit der deutlich sichtbaren und schwebenden Kugel auf der Spitze des Kummet des zweiten Pferdes und mit den Sporen des hinteren Reiters, wie von Engelmann für die Originale angegeben. "Von der grössten Seltenheit, da nur wenige Abdrücke gemacht wurden und die Platte abhanden kam." (Engelmann 1857, S. 69). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        Om Handelens Rettelse og Forbedring efter Rigernes Tarv. Ved egne og andres Erfaringer eftertænkt og skreven ved Even Walo.

      Kiøbenhavn, Trykt hos A. F. Stein, 1773. 54 s. Nyere priv. kartonert bd. med skinn tittelfelt på forperm. Litt brunplettet. Oluf Næve el. Ole Pedersen Nefue, født i Meldal.

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        Lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, and optics : With the use of the globes, the art of dialing, and the calculation of the mean times of new and full moons and eclipses. With the supplement. By James Ferguson, F.R.S.

      London : Printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, J. Hinton, L. Hawes and Co. W. Johnson, S.Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, G. Robinson, and T. Cadell, MDCCLXXIII. [1773] - Good to very good copy in the original full, aniline calf. Gilt-blocked, contrasting red morocco label; spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Hinges starting with minor, generalized wear to the extremities. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Physical description; vii, [1], 252, [4], 40p., plates (folding). Notes; The supplement to the lectures has separate pagination, but the register is continuous. ESTC citation no.: N19867. Subjects; Mechanics - Early works to 1800. Optics - Early works to 1800. Globes - Early works to 1800. Sundials.Eclipses. Dialing - Early works to 1800. Hydrostatics - Early works to 1800. Pneumatics - Early works to 1800. Genre; Illustrated. 2 Kg. 252 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ANCHORET. A Moral Tale, in a series of letters.

      Three volumes. [4], 216; [4], 215; [4], 171, [1 blank], [7 Contents] pages. Not illustrated. All half-titles present. Contemporary full untitled calf; gilt volumes numbers to panelled spines. 12mo. First edition. Contemporary armorial bookplates of Alexander Hamilton, the 10th Duke of Hamilton. Binding worn and joints splitting but holding; else a very good, clean set of this rare novel. Roscoe. J13. The Monthly Review described the work as. ' A decent and modest, though not very interesting tale; notwithstanding that there is much business done in the courtship way, and a great number of marriages performed: to which end many personages are introduced, but not many characters. The sentiments are moral, and the language, on the whole, superior to that of many productions of this kind. Yet the diction is in some places stiff, in other incorrect, and frequently filled with what the writer might think prettiness of phrase and expression. But as, doubtless his (or her) every faculty was strained to delight the gentle Readers, who, we suppose to be chiefly females, it is to be hoped they will be candid and favourable to the Author, who seems to be one of their own sex.'

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        Système social, ou Principes naturels de la morale et de la politique, avec un examen de l'influence du gouvernement sur les moeurs

      Londres, 1773 [Amsterdam. M.M. Rey], M.M. Rey], , 3 tomes reliés en un volume in-8 de I. VIII, 218, (2)pp. - II. (4), 174, (2)pp. - III. (2), 166, (2)pp, veau blond aux armes, dos lisse orné, triple filet en encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque), PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de cet ouvrage qui fut mis à l'index en 1775. D'Holbach (1723-1789) publia cet essai trois ans après le "Système de la nature", qui avait créé une vive polémique, l'auteur défendant des propos athées et matérialistes. Il insiste à nouveau ici sur le fondement naturel de la morale, qu'il détache ainsi de tout principe religieux. Pour d'Holbach "la morale convenable à l'homme, doit être fondée sur la nature de l'homme; il faut qu'elle lui apprenne ce qu'il est, le but qu'il se propose, & les moyens d'y parvenir". Aux armes de Paule-Louise-Jeanne-Baptiste-Elisabeth-Geneviève de Remigny-de-Joux, marquise de Feillens. Née en 1735, elle épousa le marquis de Feillens en 1760. Très bel exemplaire, malgré deux coins usés. Manque le feuillet de faux-titre. CIORANESCU 18°, N°34061; OLIVIER N°1828; TCHEMERZINE III-730

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        Oeuvres de Molière avec des remarques grammaticales; des avertissemens et des observations sur chaque pièce, par M. Bret

      - Par la compagnie des libraires associés, Paris 1773, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (13x20,5cm), six volumes reliés. - Prima stampa di questa edizione resa famosa da Bret. Libro Illustrato del celebre ritratto di Molière inciso Cathelin Mignaud dal frontespizio del primo volume, 6 fiorellini e 33 belle figure di Moreau Le Jeune. Senza dubbio una delle più belle edizioni di Molière, "La sequenza di figure Moreau è uno dei stimata" (Cohen, 717). Pagine titoli in rosso e nero. Periodo di vitello marrone completa. Torna liscia piedistallo ornato. Parti di titolo e il numero del volume in marocchino rosso. Caster d'oro sui tagli. Tripla cornici dorate in piatti. Pizzo Interni. Alcuni angoli molto leggermente urtato. Bellissimo set comodamente stabilito in un ricco contemporaneo vincolante. Questa edizione, molto ricercata per la qualità della sua opera (Cochin Moreau era con uno degli illustratori più amati del suo tempo) è anche un bene per la correzione del testo che deve essere nel calore di Bret; essa ha infatti attentamente rivisto i testi sulla base delle edizioni originali; note e commenti, testimoniano il suo lavoro non è meno interessante, e fanno di quest'anno, uno dei gioielli tra quelli di Molière. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Premier tirage de cette très célèbre édition établie par Bret. Ouvrage illustré du fameux portrait de Molière gravé par Cathelin d'après Mignaud en frontispice du premier volume, de 6 fleurons de titre ainsi que de 33 très fines figures de Moreau Le Jeune. Sans conteste une des plus belles éditions de Molière, "La suite des figures de Moreau est une des plus estimées" (Cohen, 717). Pages des titres en rouge et noir. Reliures en plein veau brun d'époque. Dos lisses richement ornés de caissons. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Triples filets dorés en encadrements des plats. Dentelle intérieure. Certains coins très légèrement émoussés et une coiffe de tête présentant un petit accident, plats légèrement passés. Très bel ensemble agréablement établi dans une riche reliure de l'époque. Cette édition, fort recherchée pour la qualité de son illustration (Moreau était avec Cochin un des illustrateurs les plus chers de son époque) l'est également pour la correction du texte que l'on doit à l'ardeur de Bret ; celui-ci a en effet soigneusement révisé les textes en fonction des éditions originales ; les notes et commentaires, témoins de son travail ne sont pas moins intéressants, et font de cette édition un des fleurons parmi celles de Molière.

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        Chymie expérimentale et raisonnée

      Paris, [F. Didot] Théophile Barrois, 1773. 1773, 1773, in-8, 3 vol. de I. portrait, (4), CLX, 482pp, 8pl. - II. (4), 671, (1bl)pp, 2 pl. - III. (4), 704pp, 2 pl, veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches rouges (Rel. de l'ép.), PREMIERE EDITION, PREMIER TIRAGE, bien conforme à la description très détaillée donnée par Cole. Sur les pages de titre, un bandeau portant la mention "Chez Théophile Barrois, Libraire Quai des Augustins, no. 18" recouvre celle de l'imprimerie de Didot. Rare. Portrait de Baumé et 12 pl. dépliantes h.t, le tout gravé sur cuivre; trois belles vignettes de Moreau le Jeune sur les pages de titre. Les recherches de Baumé s'étendent à la technologie et à l'application de la chimie aux manufactures et à l'industrie. On connaît de cet ouvrage trois tirages publiés la même année dont une édition pirate (cf. Cole). Ex libris imprimé : R.J.F. Leclerc, médecin de la Faculté de Strasbourg et inspecteur des Eaux minérales de Luxeuil; cachet gras du Dr Revillout. Bon exemplaire en dépit d'un coin émoussé et de quelques piqéres ou rousseurs négligeables

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        Anacréon, Sapho, Bion et Moschus, traduction nouvelle en Prose, suivie De la veillée des fêtes de Vénus, et d'un choix de pièces de différents auteurs. Par M. M*** C**

      - Chez Le Boucher, à Paphos & se trouve à Paris 1773, In 8 (14x22,2cm), (4) iv, 280pp., relié. - Prima edizione di questa traduzione di Moutonnet Clairfonds e la prima stampa della illustrazione, che include un frontespizio, 12 intestazioni e 13 coda lampada Eisen, incisa da Massard e Duclos. Frontespizio in marocchino rosso e rosso noir.Plein fine del XIX firmato Pickering. Spine coste giansenista. Grande fregio interno. Bordi dorato. Piccole macchie brune sul coperchio superiore. Nonostante i difetti minimi riportati, bella exemplaire.A giustamente Cohen cita il libro come "uno dei più elegantemente illustrato libri del XVIII secolo"; la fornitura di Eisen è davvero difficile e ispirato, e stampa le intestazioni sono fatti superiormente. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette traduction de Moutonnet de Clairfonds, et premier tirage de l'illustration, laquelle comprend un frontispice, 12 en-têtes et 13 culs-de-lampe par Eisen, gravés par Massard et Duclos. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge fin XIXe signé Pickering. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Large frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Petites tâches brunes sur le plat supérieur. Malgré les minimes défauts signalés, très bel exemplaire. A juste titre, Cohen cite cet ouvrage comme " l'un des livres les plus élégamment illustrés du XVIIIe siècle" ; l'apport d'Eisen est en effet délicat et inspiré, et les gravures des en-têtes sont supérieurement réalisées.

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        Essays concerning iron and steel:

      12mo., (2) + 223 + (1)pp., wanting a half-title, short tear to inner margin of title (no loss), inner margin (gutter) of following leaf stained, contemporary sheep, stamped in blind, some wear to joints else a sound copy.Publisher: London: T. Cadell.Year: 1773Edition: First edition: scarce. Sabin 33031.

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        Causes Célèbres, Curieuses et Intéressantes, de toutes les Cours Souveraines du Royaume, avec les Jugements qui les ont décidées (50 Volumes recueillant 99 tomes et 341 Causes).Tome I (7 Causes ) [ Suivi de : ] Tomes 3 à 16 (81 Causes) [ Suivi de : ] Tomes 1 à 84 (253 Causes)

      1773. 50 vol. in-12 reliure uniforme (avec qq. lég. différences selon les années) de l'époque pleine veau porphyre, dos lisses ornés, tranches marbrées, (hormis le tome I en pleine basane), A Paris, 1773-1744 puis 1775-1781 (Théodore Legras, 1734 pour le tome I) Rare et impressionnant ensemble réunissant 99 tomes en 50 volumes (dont 49 en reliure uniforme) recueillant 341 affaires judiciaires d'importance. Cette série contient "non seulement toutes les Causes célèbres qui sont successivement jugées dans tous les Tribunaux du Royaume, mais encore toutes celles qui on été décidées depuis plus dun demi-siècle". Le premier tome est celui de l'ancienne série de Gayot de Pitaval, publiée en 1734 ; les 98 tomes suivants sont parfaitement complets depuis le tome 3 de l'année 1773 (8 volumes par an) jusqu'en 1781 (à partir de 1775, il parut 12 volumes par an. La série fut poursuivie jusqu'en 1789 !). On trouve rarement une telle collection suivie (provenant de la bibliothèque de Duroc de Maurous, avec son ex-libris ms. ; dans sa "Vie privée des Ecclésiastiques", Dulaure procède à un éreintement en règle de l'abbé Bonami dit Duroc de Maurous, qu'il présente comme un abbé libertin, protégé par l'archevêque de Reims. ). On relève inévitablement quelques mq. de cuir et petits travaux de vers sur couv. mais l'ensemble reste de belle présentation et le texte reste particulièrement frais. Prix du lot. Français

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        Régulus, Tragédie, et La Feinte par amour, Comédie en trois actes. Relié avec : Idylles de Saint - Cyr, ou l'hommage du coeur, à l'occasion des Mariages de M. le Dauphin avec Marie - Antoinette d'Autriche, et de Monseigneur le Comte de Provence avec Joséphine

      Delalain, 1773. In - 8 (198 x 133 mm), veau fauve tigré, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Edition originale des deux ouvrages, ornée de deux frontispices, et pour les Idylles (1771) une vignette et un cul de lampe, par Marillier. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex - libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (quelques petits défauts, petit manque de cuir sur la coiffe supérieure, quelques rousseurs). / / Octavo (198 x 133 mm), fawn speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns - in, red sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). First edition of both titles, illustrated with two frontispieces, and for "Idylles" (1771) a vignette and a cul - de - lampe. Copy bearing the arms of Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (some small defects, small lack of leather on top of spine, some spots).

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        Von der Teutschen Crays-Verfassung. Nach denen Reichs-Gesezen und dem Reichs-Herkommen, wie auch aus denen Teutschen Staats-Rechts-Lehrern, und eigener Erfahrung.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, Mezler 1773 - 8°. 2 Bl., 795 S., 6 Bl. Ppbd.d.Zt., Exlibris (L.de Savigny). Erste Ausgabe. - Pütter I, 419 (IV,10); Wächter I, 15; Schömbs 257. - Bildet die 10.von insgesamt 20 Monographien, die zunächst einzeln erschienen u. später als "Neues teutsches Staatsrecht" bezeichnet zusammengefaßt und mit einem Registerband versehen wurden. - Schönes Ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Èléments de la Politique, ou Recherche des vrais principes de l'E´conomie sociale.

      6 vols. Londres 1773. Copy with wide margin bound in nice contemporary full leather with coloured labels and richly gilt on spines. Bindings marked of use, some leaves weakly foxed.

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        Lettre de MDLC a M***

      

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        Memoires à consulter, pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (et autres pièces)

      4 meeting rooms and two memories of judicière case that pitted Beaumarchais Goezman the judge.details:Memory to check for Pierre Beaumarchais. Printing Valleyre. 1773. Paris.Supplement to the memory check. Printing Quillau. 1773. Paris.Addition to supplement the memory check. Printing Clousier. Paris.Attenuation Request for Sr Caron de Beaumarchais. Printing Knapen. 1773. Paris.Fourth memory to view. Printing Clousier. 1774. Paris.Arrest of the court of Parliament of 26 February 1774. At PG Simon. 1774. Paris.Bound in half vellum early twentieth. Smooth back with respect to the pen. marbled paper boards. Some notes in pen on the margins of some leaves. Foxing and a marginal wetting the right of the Addition to supplement ... Together paper more or less yellow. Imprimerie de Valleyre Paris 1773 In-4 (20x25,5cm) 42pp. ; 64pp. ; 78pp. ; (2) 28pp. ; 109pp. ; 24pp. relié

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        Traité de la circulation et du crédit, contenant une Analyse raisonnée des Fonds d’Angleterre, & de ce qu’on appelle Commerce ou Jeu d’Actions; un Exmen critique de plusieurs Traités sur les Impots, les Finances, l’Agricolture, la Population, le Commerce, &c. Précédé de l’Extrait d’un Ouvrage intitulé: Bilan général & raisonné de l’Angleterre depuis 1600 jusqu’en 1761; & suivi d’une Lettre sur la Jalousie du Commerce, où l’on prouve que l’intéret des Puissances commerçantes ne se croise point, &c. avec un Tableau de ce qu’on appelle Commerce, ou plutot Jeu d’Actions, en Hollande. Par l’Auteur de l’Essai sur le luxe, & de la Lettre sur le Jeu des Cartes, qu’on a ajoutés à la fin. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & augmentée de Notes relatives à la discussion du Système de l’Auteur

      chez Marc Michel Rey, 1773. 12mo (cm. 16,6), XXIV-432 pp. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello al ds. (tracce d’usura). Tagli rossi. Mancanza alla cuffia superiore e piccola abrasione al piatto anteriore. Ottimi interni. All’occhietto ‘Traité des Fonds de Commerce, ou Jeu d’Actions’. Rarissima seconda edizione accresciuta. Non in Einaudi né in Goldsmith. Presente, secondo ICCU, in una sola Bibl. italiana.

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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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        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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        Der in der Rechen- und Meßkunst wohlerfahrene Orgelbaumeister, welcher die behörige Weite aller Orgelpfeifen, ihren erforderlichen Raum, die nöthige Metalldicke, die Grösse der Cancellen und Canäle, die accurate Abtheilung der Windladen, u. a. m. genau erforschen und ausmessen kan. Mit einer Application auf ein Werk von 35 Stimmen und 3 Manualen. Zum Nutzen des gemeinen Wesens, wie auch der Orgelmacher und Probisten neuerbaueter und reparirter Orgelwercke.

      Lobenstein, Selbstverlag des Verfassers, (1773). - 4°, circa 20,8 x 17,8 cm. 64 SS., 2 Bll., 5 gefaltete Kupfertafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. "ADB XXXIV, 694f. Seltene erste Ausgabe des privat gedruckten wohl letzten musiktheoretischen Werkes von dem Komponisten und Musikwissenchaftler Georg Andreas Sorge (1773-1778), der seinen Lebensunterhalt als Gräflich Reuß-Plauischer Hoforganisten in Lobenstein bestritt. Bedeutend ist er bis heute weniger durch seine eigenen Kompositionen als wegen der mathematischen Studien, mit denen er zahlreiche musikalische Probleme auf eine neue Grundlage brachte. Im vorliegenden Werk liefert er zahlreiche Berechnungen für den exakten Bau von Orgelpfeifen, die auf den fünf Tafeln dann veranschaulicht werden. Deutlich betont er die Wichtigkeit mathematischer Kenntnisse und richtet seine Vorrede an "diejenigen Herren, die den Nahmen eines rechtschaffenen und Kunstgelahrten Orgelbaumeisters mit Recht verdienen, oder auch zu erwerben gesonnen sind". " "- Kaum gebräunt, Einband berieben, innen sauber, gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARMINE And ELVIRA, A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts. [bound with] POEMS.

      Oxford: Printed for J. Murray / Printed for Joseph Johnson, 1771 / 1773. 38; 138 pp. "Poems": p. vi begins with 'Ovid', no errata. P. 2 misnumbered 4, 'Armine' with copperplate vignette to t.p. 4to: [A]^1 B - E^4 F^1; A - S^4. H3 a cancel. 10-5/8" x 8-3/8" General binding wear, with front joint starting [board held solidly by cords]. Pencil pos to ffep. A solid VG copy.

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        Azalea scapo nudo, florisbus confertis terminatricibus staminibus declinatis...

      1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 on sheet size 19 3/4 x 14 inches. Two small areas of adhesive tape along verso of upper edge from previous matting (not affecting image). Very good condition, clean and bright, on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting an azalea plant by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in "Plantae selectae" by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate XLVIII). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew.Included are fine botanical details reflecting the influence of the newly introduced Linnaean system of plant classification. (Nissen 1997; Great Flower Books, p.78; Dunthorne 309).

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        Liriodendrum foliis angulatis truncatis.

      [Nuremberg]. 1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 17 x 11 1/4 on sheet size 21 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches. Faint spot to mid upper image just below plate mark, two short splits in image area at upper right, a clean, bright image on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting the branch of a Tulip Tree by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in PLANTAE SELECTAE by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate X). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew. Included are fine botanical details reflecting the influence of the newly introduced Linnaean system of plant classification. (Nissen 1997; Great Flower Books, p.78; Dunthorne 309).

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        Mespilus Caroliniana, apii folio vulgari similis, maior, fructu luteo.

      [Nuremberg]. 1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 17 x 11 on sheet size 21 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches. A couple of 1/8 inch tears to lower right edge (all well outside plate area). Very good condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting a medlar plant by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in PLANTAE SELECTAE by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate XVII). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew. The unusual fruit on these plants was once commonly eaten.

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        Musae fructa breviore spadix floriger in magnitudine naturali.

      [Nuremberg]. 1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 11 1/4 x 17 on sheet size 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches. Soft crease to upper left corner and a few short tears to right edge (all outside plate area). Very good condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting a banana plant by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in PLANTAE SELECTAE by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate XXII). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew.

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        Sophora arborescens, foliis pinnatis, pinnis numerosissimis ovatis villofis, caule simplici, leguminum nodis valde distinctis.

      [Nuremberg]. 1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 15 x 9 1/4 inches on sheet size 19 3/4 x 14 inches. Light adhesive tape along verso of upper edge from previous matting (not affecting image), small 1/8 inch spot to mid right margin (outside plate area); very good clean condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in PLANTAE SELECTAE by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate LIV). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew. Included are fine botanical details reflecting the influence of the newly introduced Linnaean system of plant classification. (Nissen 1997; Great Flower Books, p.78; Dunthorne 309).

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        Monarda floribus capitatis et verticillatis...

      1750-1773. Handcolored engraving, image 17 x 11 1/2 on sheet 21 1/2 x 14 inches. Very good condition on fine laid paper. This outstanding example of botanical art by the great 18th century botanical artist Georg Dionysius Ehret, one of the finest botanical artists of all time, was engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in PLANTAE SELECTAE by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate XLIV). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew. (Nissen 1997; Great Flower Books, p.78; Dunthorne 309). The plates were engraved and handcolored by J.J. and J.E. Haid. Included are fine botanical details reflecting the influence of the newly introduced Linnaean system of plant classification.

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        Ixia foliis ensiformibus, floribus remotis.

      1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 16 1/4 x 11 on sheet size 21 x 14 1/4 inches. A couple of 1/8 inch tears to lower edge (all well outside plate area). Very good condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting a plant by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in "Plantae selectae" by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate LII). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew. Included are fine botanical details reflecting the influence of the newly introduced Linnaean system of plant classification. (Nissen 1997; Great Flower Books, p.78; Dunthorne 309).

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        Cedrus foliis rigidis acuminatis non deciduis, conis subrotundis erectis.

      1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 on sheet size 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Light toning to paper, single pinhole in each corner (well outside plate area). Overall good clean condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting a cedar branch by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in "Plantae selectae" by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate I). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew.

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        Lycium foliis linearbus, flore fructuque minori. Lycium foliis linearibus, flore fructuque majori.

      [Nuremberg]. 1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 17 x 11 3/4 on sheet size 19 3/4 x 14 inches. Small ink mark (original?) to upper right image, light adhesive tape along verso of upper edge from previous matting (not affecting image). Overall very good clean condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting a Boxthorn plant by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in PLANTAE SELECTAE by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate XXIV). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew. Included are fine botanical details reflecting the influence of the newly introduced Linnaean system of plant classification. (Nissen 1997; Great Flower Books, p.78; Dunthorne 309).

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        Corallodendron triphyllum Americanum non spinosum, foliis magis acuminatis, flore pallide rubente.

      [Nuremberg]. 1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 16 3/4 x 11 on sheet size 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Soft crease to upper right corner (just outside plate mark), 1/2 inch tear to lower left corner well outside plate area (mended on verso with tape which has discolored), small areas of adhesive tape along verso of upper edge from previous matting (not affecting image). Overall good clean condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting a South American plant by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in "Plantae selectae" by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate VIII). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew.

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        Ananas folio vix ferrato.

      1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 on sheet size 21 x 14 inches. A few small faint spots to lower left image. Overall very good condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting a pineapple plant by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in "Plantae selectae" by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate III). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew.

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        Beschreibung des Herzogthum Steyermarks. 2 Bände.

      8. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 6 Bll., 693 (1) S., 20 Bll. 2 Bll., 736 S., Mod. marmor. Ppbde. Seltene Titelauflage der Erstausgabe Bd. 1 mit der Vorrede des Verlegers J. M. Lechner Bd. 2 am Ende mit dem Druckvermerk Grätz, gedruckt bey den Widmanstätterischen Erben. 1773. - Caesars zuvor erschienenes Werk Annales ducatus Styriae war die erste umfassende Geschichte der Steiermark und brachte ihm den Ehrentitel Vater der steirischen Geschichtsschreibung ein. Zu vorliegendem Werk schreibt Caesar in der Vorrede: Die Ordnung dieser zween Bände ist folgende: Im ersten werden die Merkwürdigkeiten der Stadt Grätz beschrieben, besonders aber die Zeiten des Lutherthums. Der zweyte Band enthält eine allgemeine Beschreibung des Herzogthums Steyermark, in welchem die seltensten Merkwürdigkeiten, samt einer genauen kurzgefaßten Bemerkung aller Städte, Märkte, Schlösser, Herrschaften, Bistthümer, etc. mit einigen neuen Urkunden vermehret, angeführet werden. - Etw. gebräunt u. (stock-) fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Schlossar 91 Graff 2514.

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        LA SAGESSE DU SOUVERAIN DANS LES MOYENS DE RENDRE LE COMMERCE FLORISSANT

      Leiden, Elie Luzac, 1773. First edition. Blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 4, 84 pages, 22 cm. In French. Title translates to

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        Chymie expérimentale et raisonnée.

      Paris P. Franç. Didot 1773 - 3 volumes in-8, Portrait en frontispice, CLX-482 pp., 8 planches dépliantes - 671 pp., 2 planches dépliantes - 698 pp., 2 planches dépliantes. 3 vignettes de titre différentes. Reliure plein veau époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre rouges, pièces vertes de tomaison. Édition originale. Ouvrage illustré de 12 planches dépliantes, 1 portrait et 3 vignettes de titre. Ferguson I-83-84 : Baum (1728-1804) one of the most distinguished chemists of France during the eighteenth century. Natif de Senlis, fils d'aubergiste, Baumé devient maître apothicaire, puis chimiste. Son activité fut multiple, il publie des mémoires sur la préparation du mercure, du soufre, du platine, des corps gras, de l'acide borique, Baumé rejette les théories de Lavoisier et s'en tient au phlogistique. Technicien, Baumé met au point un procédé de teinture des draps, un autre sur le blanchiment des soies blanches et fait faire de grands progrès à la fabrication de la porcelaine. La "Chymie expérimentale et raisonnée" est son plus grand ouvrage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres nouvelles ou nouvellement recouvrées de la Marquise de Sévigné, et de la Marquise de Simiane, sa petite fille, pour servir de suite aux différentes éditions des lettres de la Marquise de Sévigné

      First Edition. Tchemerzine V-829 Full Calf blond marbled glossy contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Cailloutées slices. Upper cap threadbare. The book, in addition to new letters of Madame de Sevigne to President Moulceau contains some letters even Corbinelli and Madame de Grignan; it contains reprinted correspondence on the trial of Fouquet, composed of 11 letters. The preface has been attributed to La Harpe. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Lacombe. à Paris 1773 grd. in-12 (10x17,2cm) xij , 393pp. (1). relié

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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, le Minéralisateur qui s'y rencontre, & la quantité de métal qu'elle produit

      1773. Engraved allegorical frontis. by Augustin Saint-Aubin. xxxii, 299, [5] pp. 8vo, orig. wrappers, uncut. Paris: Didot & Knapen, 1773. First edition, and a lovely copy in original state, of an uncommon book; this is one of Romé's first publications. It is a description "of the metallic ores of his own mineral cabinet, in which he discussed the origin, metamorphosis, and paragenesis of each."-D.S.B., XI, p. 521. Earlier, he had catalogued the mineralogical curiosities in the cabinet of Pedro Francisco Davila and for several years found steady employment by preparing at least fourteen other mineralogical catalogues. In all the descriptions in the present work, Romé stresses the importance of crystalline form and that this form is the chief characteristic by which minerals may be classified. Romé (1736-90), by formulating the law of constancy of interfacial angles, established crystallography as the basis of mineralogy. The attractive frontispiece, drawn by Saint-Aubin, depicts two putti, one examining ores under a microscope and the other stoking a furnace. Preserved in a box. ❧ Yves Laissus, "Les Cabinets d'Histoire Naturelle" in René Taton, ed., Enseignement et diffusion des sciences en France au dix-huitième siècle, p. 669-"un véritable manuel de minéralogie." Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 4154-"Very scarce. In this collection catalog, the famous French crystallographer fully describes about 750 metallic minerals from his own cabinet. Included are specimens consisting of pure metals as well as natural alloys and combinations with sulfur. Basic division is based upon the principle metals and semi-metals contained in the described specimens and include gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, mercury, antimony, zinc, bismuth, cobalt, arsenic and sulfur. Under each of these headings, the specimens are divided based upon their form and chemical composition. For each item described, notes on the origin, associated minerals, locality, size and the estimated weight of contained precious metals is presented. The catalog is well referenced, and if a particular specimen was given to Romé, the supplier's name is included in the description.".

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        Res bello gestae auspiciis M Theresiae Augustae ab eius regni initio ad annum MDCCLXIII Inscriptionibus explicatae Vienna ex officina Trattneriana

      

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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 Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour...

      London: S. Parkinson, 1773. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, a map and 26 plates; a large and attractive copy, top edge gilt, others completely uncut, finely bound in full speckled tan calf. First edition: a large, uncut copy with the bookplate of William Charles De Mefun, Earl Fitzwilliam. This is the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage. Engaged by Joseph Banks as botanical artist on the Endeavour, Parkinson produced an enormous number of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings of Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. At the end of the voyage, en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, he died of a fever.His manuscripts and drawings became a matter of dispute: Banks considered that they were his, while Parkinson's brother Stanfield claimed them under the provisions of his brother's will. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he got an injunction to delay its appearance until some time after his official account, and retaliated by deliberately omitting Parkinson's name from the narrative: even the botanical illustrations in the official account have no credit to the artist.Parkinson himself was responsible for the original drawings for twenty-three of the twenty-seven plates here. His original artwork and these engravings made from it are one of the chief visual sources for Cook's first voyage, and one of the first views European observers had of such South Pacific scenes. Parkinson's journal also has some of the earliest natural history observations on the region, and contains the first published use of the word kangaroo (as "kangooroo", p. 149). Occasional light marking.

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        Description des dandeacutebouquemens qui sont au nord de lisle de Saint Domingue

      

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        Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, and Optics. With the use of the Globes, the Art of Dealing, and the Calculation of the Mean Times of New and Full Moons and Eclipses.

      London, Printed for A. Millar, 1773. 4to. Illustrated with 36 folding engraved plates with partial, light offsetting. Full calf binding with red title label to spine. Levenside bookplate. Upper joint repaired. A superb copy. Ferguson's book was one of the first in English to deal extensively with mechanics and hydraulics and went through numerous editions until well into the nineteenth century. The plates of machinery after Ferguson's own drawings are attractive and skilfully executed. Scarce, especially in such fine condition.

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        Voyage en Sicile et dans la Grande Grèce, adressé par l'auteur à son ami Mr. Winckelmann

      French Edition.Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated. as Exhibit in Havana morocco. Chez Franç. Grasset A Lausanne 1773 In-12 (10x17cm) XII, 370pp. relié

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