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        Opera di geometria, stereometria, geodesia, altimetria, distantimetria, zenitrimetria, orologgiografia, ecc. Il tutto ridotto dalla speculativa alla Pratica, in cui vi sono fra gli altri molti Problemi attinenti alla professione d agrimensore, cioè per trovare la Superficie de Piani, e de Solidi; per misurar terreni; per quadrettar Vini, Granai, Legna, Fieni e trovarne la sua quantità. e senza spesa alcuna per disegnare a tutta perfezione gli Orologgi solari

      nella Stamperia di Pietro Agnelli, Milano 1773 - Cartonato rustico coevo con Autore e titolo ms. al piatto anteriore e al ds. Minimi restauri al ds., ma ottimo e freschissimo esemplare a pieni margini. Edizione originale. Riccardi (I, 640) cita 5 tavv. (alle facc. 152, 264, 310, 326 e 334). Il nostro esemplare oltre a queste ne ha altre due (alle facc. 155 e 234). Raro. 4to (cm. 37), 6 pp.nn., 336 pp., 1 c.nn. tra le p. 200 e 201, 6 pp.nn. con figure n.t. e 7 tavv. f.t. (di cui 2 più volte rip.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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., 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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        The history of the University of Oxford, to the death of William the Conqueror.

      [with his] The history of the University of Oxford, from the death of William the Conqueror, to the demise of Queen Elizabeth. Oxford: Pr. by W. Jackson & J. Lister for J. & F. Rivington, 1773. 4to (27.3 cm, 10.75"). [4], 264, [2] pp. Bound together here are this author's first, 32-page history, tracing the story of education in Britain back to the Druids, and his much more extensive follow-up on Oxford's development including, e.g., passages on => politics, religious controversies, town-gown contretemps, and epidemics. Sir John Peshall (sometimes given Pechell, formerly Pearsall), sixth baronet, was a clergyman and antiquary known for his philanthropic activities; he was himself an Oxford man (BA 1739, MA 1745). Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of the famed Hookham Circulating Library.

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        Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Tragedy

      London: W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1773. Hardcover. Good. Collated with the old and modern editions. 207 pp. Leather spine with paper-covered boards. Leather worn and rubbed through, edges of boards rubbed through. Boards exhibit a nice pattern in pen and ink. Only minor foxing, else interior very nice, clean, binding secure. An early edition.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

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        Observaciones astronómicas en los reynos del Perú

      Imprenta Real de la Gazeta 1773 - Observaciones astronómicas y phisicas hechas de orden de S.M, en los reynos del Perú,por Don Jorge Juan y D.Antonio de Ulloa De las cuales se deduce la figura y magnitud de la tierra,y se aplica a la navegación.Con permiso superior.En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta,Año de MDCCLXXIII Magnífica encuadernación en pasta de época moteada,lomera decorada con tejuelo,nervios,y letras en dorado.Conserva los cortes pintados en granate,además de la cinta separadora de página.Gran formato,30 x 20 x 4 cms,396 páginas.Portada a dos tintas con un precioso frontispicio.Ilustrado con unas preciosas láminas desplegables que representan mapas e instrumentos de astronomía y navegación.Por defectos mas reseñables tiene una pequeña marca de humedad en la portada ,que también se aprecia en la encuadernación,aunque de manera muy leve,que se hace ya invisible en la tercera página,y la primera lámina está un poquito recortada en su parte inferior.Su estado es excelente,encuadernación impecable,no le falta ni una sola hoja ni lámina,ni tiene ninguna rota o suelta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages en différentes provinces de l'empire de Russie - Reprint

      Under the patronage of Catherine II, Pallas took charge of the scientific expedition whose initial task was to make astronomical observations in Siberia. Six years of travel took him as far as the Chinese border in the east and the Caucasus in the south. His discoveries and extraordinary hardships are documented in this work, first published in St. Petersburg.

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        Cours complet d'anatomie, peint et grave. Pt. I Myologie (all published).

      Nancy Chez Jean-Baptiste-Hyacinthe Leclerc 1773 - First edition. Large folio (64 x 49.5 cm). [iv], 25pp.,of explanatory text, 15 coloured plates, two showing male and female bodies, 13 showing muscles and body structure, each body part numbered, all printed in four colour mezzotint, 1 plate with tear into image repaired, a few plates with light creases, modern calf spine over original marbled boards, new free endleaves, light edge wear, an attractive copy. "These fifteen plates follow a scheme of progress, from the classical figures at the start, to skeletal hands and feet; or we can see it as a strip performance, from fully clad nudes by stages to muscle and bone. The delightful Apollo and Venus starting the theme were of course prepared in four mezzotint plates by Arnauld-Eloi, but painted by a Nancy artist, Jean Girardet, who died five years later. They are certainly stunning examples from neo-classical France, reproduced with sophisticated art by the Gautier Dagoty process" (Franklin, Early Colour Printing pp. 49-50). Garrison Morton describes Gautier's coloured mezzotints as striking. It had been intended that the complete work would consists of five parts but only Pt. 1 seems to have been published (Welcome catalogue). Gautier d'Agoty (c.1715 - 1785) was the assistant and successor to the master painter, engraver and pioneer of colour printing Jacques Christophe le Blon (1670 - 1741). Le Blon had experimented with a three-colour process for colour-printing - following Newton's ground-breaking studies into the formation of colour - but it was Gautier d'Agoty who elevated the art to a higher level with the addition of a fourth black plate which gave the resultant images their superb tonal contrast and artistic depth. After the death of Le Blon, Gautier d'Agoty's refinement of Le Blon's technique aroused controversy until in 1745 he was awarded the exclusive use of his own technique. Although Gautier d'Agoty's anatomical works have been criticised for their lack of anatomical verisimilitude - he was after all an artist - there can be no doubt that his productions, with their artistic composition, magnificent illuminating colour and haunting facial expressions are extraordinary examples of a visionary artist displaying his abilities to the utmost. Choulant-Frank p. 273; Singer, Arnauld-Eloi Gautier d'Agoty, 1-15; Wellcome Institute F.432, p 97. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift, 3 S., Lindenau 17.09.1833

       4°, 3 Seiten, Papier etwas gebräunt Heinroth (1773-1843), bekannt als erster Lehrstuhlinhaber für Psychiatrie (\"Psychische Heilkunde\") überhaupt, war zur Zeit der Abfassung deses Briefes zwar Professor der Medizinischen Fakultät, aber immer wieder auch in Geldnot. Er hatte im Februar 1833 beim Rat der Stadt um eine feste Anstellung im St. Georgenhaus gebeten, was aber ebenso abgelehnt wurde wie eine reguläre Gehaltserhöhung (Steinberg/Angermeyer, 200 Jahre Psychiatrie in Leipzig, p. 26). Hier ein bewegender Brief in wohl äußerster Geldnot. Heinroth weigert sich, einen Ring, den er schon einmal für 200 Taler ins Pfandhaus gegeben hatte, für 150 Taler zu verkaufen, sieht aber andererseits keine Möglichkeit, seine Schulden bei dem Adressaten zu bezahlen: \"... Aber wie nun? Herr Hilliger verlangt zu Ende dieses Monats die Rückzahlung des Capitals? Dieses zu leisten ist mir schlechterdings unmöglich ...\". - Sehr persönliches Dokument aus der Biographie des ersten Hochschullehrers der Psychiatrie weltweit Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatrie, Psychiatriegeschichte, Leipzig, St. Georgenhaus, signiert

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        Scriptores rei rusticae veteres latini, Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius. vegetius de mulo-medicina et Gargilii Martialis fragmentum. adiectae notae virorum clariss. integrae. Curante J. M. Gesner. 2. A. 2 Bde. in 1.

      Leipzig C Fritsch -74 1773 - 4°. (4), LVIII, (2), 936, (4), 448 [recte: 484], 163, (1) S. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz, 2 gest. Titelvignetten u. 6 gef. Kupfertafeln von C. F. Boetius. Mod. Lederband mit Rverg. u. Rückentitel. Ebert II/20744. "Diese neue Ausgabe besorgte J. A. Ernesti". Es erschienen noch weitere Ausgaben in Zweibrücken und Mannheim. Die Kupfer mit Abbildung eines Parks, Baumschnittanleitungen etc. Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf fliegendem Vorsatz. 1 weiterer Besitzvermerk wurde ausgeschnitten. Papier angegilbt und vereinzelt stockfleckig. Gewicht (Gramm): 2760

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        Erleichterte Arzneykraeuterwissenschaft.

      Regensburg 1773 - . nebst sechs Kupfertafeln mit ausgemahlten Abbildungen. -- Neue und vermehrte Auflage. (VIII) Seiten Titel, Widmung, Vorbericht + 234 Seiten + (14) Seiten Register, Druckfehler + 6 kolorierte Kupfertafeln mit 116 Abbildungen (2 verschiedene Plattengrößen; 2 der kleineren Kupfertafeln auf schmäleren Blättern). Ca. 26,5 cm x ca. 22 cm. Mit neuerem Lesebändchen und neueren Vorsätzen. Neuerer Halbledereinband mit rot-goldenen Rückenschildchen und etwas goldener Verzierung. In Deutsch. -- Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature 10.472 -- Enthält im Zweyten Theil tabellarische Beschreibungen von 430 Heilpflanzen: in meist 19 Spalten werden - meist über eine Doppelseite hinweg - Name, Pflanzenteile, Blühzeiten, Standorte, Arzneymittel, Eigenschaft, Arzneykraft und Gebrauch in Stichworten beschrieben. -- Gegenüber früheren Ausgaben wurden ". aus dem Oederischen Handbuche einige Figuren der Blaetter entlehnet und selbige in zwoen Kupfertafeln mit beygefüget." (Vorbericht) -- Die erste Ausgabe war 1759 erschienen. Zu einer weiteren, 1770 erschienen Ausgabe schreibt Schäffer im Vorbericht:". An der so genannten zwoten Auflage, so vor ein paar Jahren herausgekommen, hat man keinen Antheil gehabt und erkennt sie nie vor die seinige." Stafleu and Cowan kennen keine weiteren Auflagen. Der neuere Einband nicht berieben oder bestoßeng. Keine Einträge. Etwas gebräunt, die ersten und letzten Blätter etwas mehr, nahezu nicht fleckig, nur die ersten und letzten beiden Blätter etwas fleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand (I -) II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Characteristics of men, manners, opinions, times. In three volumes. By the Right Honourable Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury. Fifth edition."

      Birmingham: John Baskerville. 1773. "First Baskerville edition, 3 volume., royal 8vo, engraved frontispiece portrait, vignette title page and another 11 engravings in the text, all after Simon Gribelin; contemporary tree calf with gilt rules and gilt decorated spine with red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers; corners rubbed, front board on volume 3 slightly dented at fore-edge, and with small stain on upper cover, old bookseller's description tipped to endpaper, bookplates; a near fine copy."

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        An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere 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 kept by the several Commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Bankes

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1773 - London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. Second Edition -- with the large fold-out chart titled The Straits of Magellan and Dedication by John Hawkesworth -- of the famous account of what is now described as "Cook's First Voyage". 4to - 30 cm. Full-black calf with burgundy Morocco spine labels, spines with five raised bands and gilt ruling on bands and bright gilt titles. The text blocks are very clean with only the normal offsetting from text, maps and plates. A very unusual set in this excellent condition, completeness and being the First Edition and First Printing. Scarce. As called for in Hill 782 and Beddie 648: Volume I ends at page 676, and shows page 139 as numbered 139-360. It contains 21 fold-out, full-page maps, charts and plates called for in this volume (9 fold-out maps, 2 full-page maps, 6 fold-out engraved illustrations, 4 fold-out charts and several tables); Volume II has page 189 mis-numbered as 191 and contains 22 charts and plates as called for in this volume (7 fold-out maps; 14 engraved plates - 10 fold-out and 4 full-page; 1 fold-out chart. The text is complete in 410 numbered pages. Volume III text commences at page 411 and concludes at page 795. All 9 plates and charts are present ( 3 fold-out maps; 3 fold-out plates; 3 full-page plates) - including the very large folding chart of New Zealand - Cook was the first to confirm that New Zealand was, in fact, an island. Very Scarce. ÑHill 782; Beddie 648; Howgego I, C173; Sabin 30934. The main objective of the expedition was to observe the "Transit of Venus" at Tahiti and secondly to search for a Great Southern Continent. The expedition entered the Pacific around Cape Horn and sailed to Tahiti where the observations of the Venus were made, then the voyage continued to the Society Islands, and after that New Zealand was explored and also the eastern coast of Australia (New South Wales). As stated above, Cook was the first to confirm that New Zealand was, in fact, an island. Hawkesworth's account was an immediate success and aroused much interest in the Pacific throughout Europe. Captain Cook was promoted to the rank of Commander, and in the following year he set out in command of the Resolution heading once more to the Pacific. The first volume of Hawkesworth account covers the voyages by John Byron , Captain Wallis and Captain Carteret. Primary credit for the creation of this account is given to John Hawkesworth who had been commissioned by the Admiralty to edit Capt. Cook's papers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1773 - 2 tomes en 1 fort vol. in-4, Paris, Quillau, Esprit & l'Auteur, 1773, , 2 tomes en 1 fort vol. in-4, portrait, (4), XXII, (2), 338 pp, 5 pl. ; (4), XIII, (3), 318, (2) pp, 7 pl, demi-basane du début du XIXe siècle, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre rouge, Première édition. Beau portrait de Benjamin Franklin à sa table de travail et 12 pl. h.t. gravés sur cuivre. Les planches représentent le matériel utilisé par l'auteur pour ses expériences dont quelques unes sont restées très fameuses ; on y trouve aussi figuré le curieux harmonica à coupe de verre (harmonica glass) dont il est l'inventeur. La traduction de cet ouvrage est du célèbre médecin polygraphe Jacques Barbeu-Dubourg qui y ajouta de nombreuses lettres que Benjamin Franklin lui avait adressées (DBF, V, 287). Exemplaire bien complet des deux faux-titres et du portrait qui manquent quelquefois. Dos restauré. Planches du second tome reliées dans le désordre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New-Hampshire [i.e. Portsmouth], 1773. Gathered signatures, stitched. Institutional ink stamp on titlepage. Contemporary manuscript notes on titlepage (noting the scope of the work), and in a few instances in the text. A bit of foxing and tanning. Very good. Untrimmed. The sixth of eight pamphlets published by Wheelock between 1763 and 1775, documenting his history of the first Indian school in America. The series began with his A PLAIN AND FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGN... (Boston, 1763), which covered 1754 to 1762. The school, founded by Wheelock, opened in 1754 under the name of the Moors Charity School. In 1772 it was removed to Hanover "where it formed the germ of the institution, known as Dartmouth College" (Field). This tract describes the progress made at Dartmouth College from May 6, 1771 to September 10, 1772. Wheelock begins with an account of the first buildings to be erected: "I have now finished, (that is so far as to render comfortable and decent) the building there mentioned to accommodate my students, of 80, by 32 feet; and have done it in the plainest and cheapest manner, which furnishes 16 comfortable rooms besides a kitchen, hall and store- room." Other constructions included a saw-mill, a grist- mill, and two barns: "I have also raised, and expect within a few days to finish a malt house of 30 feet square, and several other lesser buildings which were found necessary; I have also clear'd, and in a good measure fitted for improvement about 70 or 80 acres of land, and seeded with English grain about 20 acres last fall; from which I have taken at the late harvest, what was esteemed a good crop considering the land was so lately laid open to the sun." At the end is an interesting appendix, dated September 26, 1772, in which Wheelock describes a visit made by one of his colleagues, Mr. Ripley, to a tribe of Indians at Lorett (or Loretto), near Quebec, to recruit new students for his school. Ripley's proposal to the tribal chiefs was deemed acceptable: "In consequence of which determination, nine of their boys were made ready to accompany Mr. Ripley hither; three of which were children or descendants from captives, who had been captivated when they were young, and lived with them 'till they were naturalized and married among them. One was a descendant from the Rev. Mr. Williams who was captivated from Deerfield in 1704, but the boy was taken sick with the measles, and thereby his coming was prevented; but may be expected in the spring. Another was a descendant from Mr. Tarbull, who was captivated from Groton, in the year 1700, who is now a hearty and active man, and the eldest chief, and chief speaker of the tribe. He expressed great affection to his relations in New-England, sent his love to them, and desired they might be informed he had a grandson at the school. The other was son to Mr. Stacey, who was captivated from Ipswich, and is a good interpreter to that tribe. They all arrived safe and in health on that day fortnight, after they sat [sic] out from Caghnewaga, and appeared to be very glad 'that they had got home,' as they expressed it." There are two issues of this pamphlet, from the same setting of type; in the other the titlepage is dated 1772. Daniel and Robert Fowle were the only printers active in Portsmouth in this period. HOWES W330. SABIN 103210. SHIPTON & MOONEY 42542. BRISTOL B3675. BRINLEY SALE 467.

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        Descrizione di alcuni discendenti di Giacomo, o Giacobino Seniore da Fontanella di Reggio in Lombardia ovvero prove giustificanti la retta ascendenza mascolina delli Sig. Marchese Alfonso Vincenzo e Conte Alfonso Francesco Cugini Fontanella con varie ulteriori memorie risguardanti altri soggetti della stessa famiglia.

      1773 - In Reggio, per Giuseppe Davolio, 1773. In 4to grande (cm. 26,5); cartonato coevo; bella antip. incisa, stemma della famiglia Fontanelli/a; pp. XXV (1), 200, (2) con una incisione a p. pagina (altro stemma), un'altra piccola inc. in xilografia (San Prodpero) ed eleganti fregi nel testo. (unito:) A.F. Fontanella. Appendice alla descrizione d'alcuni discendenti di Giacomo o sia Giacobino Seniore da Fontanella. ovvero riscontri ulteriori e giustificazione dell'essere e dell'azioni d'altri soggetti della Famiglia Fontanella in quella non memorati. In Reggio, per G. Davolio, 1775. Pp. (4), 59, (1). Raro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Krebs 19]. The Periodical Overture in 8 Parts... Number XXXVIII Price 2s. [Parts]

      [London]: R. Bremner. [1773]. Folio. Unbound. 8 parts. A symphony in C major. Violino Primo: [i] (title), pp. 92-93, [i] (blank); Violino Secondo: [i] (blank), pp. 92-93, [i] (blank); Viola: [i] (blank), pp. 84-85, [i] (blank); Basso: [i] (blank), pp. 82-83, [i] (blank) [2 copies]; Corno Primo: [i] (blank), p. 38; Corno Secondo: [i] (blank), p. 38; Oboe Primo: [i] (blank), p. 44; Oboe Secondo: [i] (blank), p. 44. Engraved. Basso parts figured. Printed note to head of title: "To be continued monthly;" "Ditter's Number XXXVIII" printed from a smaller plate; caption title to head of each part: "Sinfonia XXXVIII." Signature in ink to upper right corner of title: "Wharton." Some browning and soiling; edges frayed; stain to p. 44 of Oboe Secondo part. . Second edition. Krebs 19; Grave C10/C-16. RISM D3280 (9 copies, some incomplete; the only complete copy in the U.S. is at the Eastman School of Music (also with two basso parts). The first edition was published by Venier in Paris in 1767. "Dittersdorf's symphonies span virtually his entire career, and his changing approach to the genre mirrors recognized patterns of evolution in 18th-century Viennese instrumental music. Apart from a group of early three-movement works, almost all are in four movements. While the earliest symphonies have small proportions, nervous energy and modest instrumentation, the later ones tend towards more extended structures, simpler themes, richer harmony and more elaborate orchestration." Margaret Grave and Jay Lane in Grove Music Online.

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        TRAITÉ DES HORLOGES MARINES, contenant la théorie, la construction, la main-d'oeuvre de ces machines, et la manière de les éprouver, pour parvenir, par leur moyen, à la rectification des Cartes Marines, et à la détermination des Longitudes en Mer.

      - Paris, Musier, 1773. In-quarto (207 X 268) basane fauve marbrée, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, dos lisse orné d'un triple filet doré en place des nerfs, compartiments ornés d'un grand fleuron central dans un losange de filet perlé et petits fers d'angles, large dentelle dorée en queue, tranches guillochées en rouge (reliure moderne) ; (1) f. blanc, XL pages de faux-titre, titre, épitre, introduction et table des chapitres, 590 pages, XXVII planches dépliantes montées sur onglets. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce remarquable traité. Elle est illustrée de 27 PLANCHES dépliantes gravées sur cuivre représentant des vues d'horloges marines, avec leurs plan, développement, mécanisme de compensation, cadran, profil du mouvement, régulateur, poids, suspension, des horloges à ressort, les profil et plan de l'outil à arrondir les roues et pignons, des vues de l'outil à tailler les limes et à arrondir les fraises, de l'outil d'engrenage, de la balance élastique, de l'étuve et suspension, de l'instrument des passages, hauteurs et compteur. (Polak, 701). BEL EXEMPLAIRE dans un agréable pastiche de reliure XVIIIe. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chymie expérimentale et raisonnée

      1773 - 3 vol. de I. portrait, (4), Paris, [F. Didot] Théophile Barrois, 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Nadir Schah, Kaysers von Persien. In persischer Sprache verfasset von Mirsa Mohammed Mahadi Khan Masanderani. Aus dem Persischen ins Französische übersetzt vom Herrn William Jones. Nach der Französischen Ausgabe ins Deutsche übersetzet.

      Greifswald : Röse, 1773. [20] Bl.; 504 S. Gr.-8°. Späterer marmorierter Pappband unter Verwendung eines älteren Rückenschildchen. Seiten erstaunlich frisch. Einbandkanten lt. berieben. Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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      Port-au-Prince: chez Guillot, 1773. Quarto. Single folded sheet. Old fold, short tear along vertical fold. Very good. A rare Haitian imprint that enumerates the rules on how mulattos, and other "gens de couleur libres" [free people of color] who were born free can take the last names of their fathers, and how freed slaves can take the names of the masters who gave them their freedom. In the complex slave society of colonial Saint Domingue, the illegitimate offspring of white masters and their slave mistresses were generally free, sometimes quite wealthy, but with circumscribed civil rights. Likewise freed slaves (for example, Touissant L'Overture) often had substantial property and slaves. Rare, with only one copy located, at the John Carter Brown Library. The origins of printing in Saint Domingue, now Haiti, are obscure. The best contemporary source, Isaiah Thomas in his HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA, says that a press was established at Port-au-Prince as early as 1750, but this is uncertain since the earliest imprints do not survive. In American libraries we can locate a 1767 Port- au-Prince imprint at the Library Company of Philadelphia, while the earliest held by the John Carter Brown Library (which has by far the most extensive collection of very early Saint Domingue imprints, with about three dozen prior to 1785) is 1769. Thomas says there was a press at Cap Français "as early as 1765, and probably several years preceding," but we locate a single imprint at the Library Company dated 1752. In the period 1769-73 a printer named Guillot evidently operated presses in both Port-au-Prince and Cap Français with the royal patent. Guillot either died or retired the year this was printed, and was succeeded by a printer named Donnet. A rare and highly important imprint, describing the complex rules that governed free African-Americans in the slave culture of Saint Domingue. OCLC 172819628. THOMAS, HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA (2nd ed., 1874) I, 10-11.

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        Discurso Sobre a Inutilidade dos Esponsaes dos Filhos Celebrados...

      1773. Betrothals Are Illicit Without Parental Consent, Whatever the Jesuits Say Rebello, Bartholomeu Coelho Neves. Discurso Sobre a Inutilidade dos Esponsaes dos Filhos Celebrados sem consentimento dos Pais; Em que se Mostra ser elle de Direito Divino, Natural, das Gentes, Canonico, Patrio, E Civil de Todos os Povos da Europa. E se Mostra Offensiva de Todos Estes Direitos a Doutrina dos Jezuitas, que Propunhao Huma Illimitada Liberdade a Este Respeito, Asseverando Serem Indignas de se Observarem as Leis dos Principes Catholicos, Que Determinao Esta Necessidade. Dedicado ao Ilmo. E Exmo. Senhor Marquez de Pombal, Conde de Oeyras, Senhor das Vendas Novas, do Conselho de Sua Magestade Fidelissima, E Seu Primeiro Ministro de Estado, &c. &c. &c. Lisbon: Off. do Francisco Sabino dos Santos, 1773. [x], xvii, [1], 231, [1] pp. Half-title lacking. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary mottled sheep, blind fillets and gilt-stemped title to spine, speckled edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few light scuffs to boards, spine abraded with wear to ends, front joint partially cracked. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to a few leaves. * Only edition. Rebello argues that betrothals are not legal without parental consent. In the dedication to the Marques de Pombal and the Proemio, the author refers to the "relaxada Moral Jezuitica" and notes that allowing disobedience to parents in matters such as betrothals (which Jesuits such as Sanches and Molina advised) might well also encourage disobedience to the king. As a magistrate, Rebello had been involved in several cases of such illicit betrothals. He reviews the writings of Church Fathers, papal bulls, and Councils on this matter, and on pp. 170-218, reviews the laws in Spain, France, Germany, Prussia, Holland and Italy. Porbase contains a record with an incorrect publication date of 1755. OCLC locates 3 copies, 2 in North America (Newberry Library, UC-Berkeley Law School). Not in Ferreira-Ibarra.

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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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        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., 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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        A Dictionary of the English Language. In Which the Words are Deduced From Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples From the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed A History of the Language, and an English Grammar.

      London: Printed by W. Strahan, 1773., 1773. The Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author. In fact this is the last edition to be revised and corrected by Johnson himself. 2 volumes; Folio. Elegantly bound in recent full speckled calf to style, with red and black title labels, gilt to spine. Text complete with no replacement leaves. Some usual spotting and creasing to first and final leaves, a little edge-toned and worn to those same few pages but free from significant tears and losses. A handsome copy of this key edition of the dictionary; the importance of the fourth edition has been stressed increasingly by modern scholars. Of this definitive printing, Professor James Clifford notes that it 'represents most fully what Johnson wanted the Dictionary to be'. Courtney & Nicol Smith, p.55-6.

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        [Musikmanuskript d. Zt.] Six / Sonates [C, a, G, G, D, b] / pour / Guitarre seule / par / W. Natiegka

      [o.O., o.J., 181-?]. - 16 Bll. 30 x 24 cm. Titelbl. lose und fransig. Stellenw. leichte Bleistifteintragungen. Wenzel Matiegka (1773-1830), böhmischer Gitarrist und Komponist. Seltene Sammlung. Abschrift der Sonaten op. 31, 1815 erschienen bei Steiner.Versand D: 4,00 EUR cat108, cat108a, collections, guitar music, illustration, naz, cat108, cat108a, collections, Gitarre, Gitarrenmusik, illustration, naz

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        The Advancment of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce: or Descriptions of the Useful Machines and Models contained in the Repository of the Society for the Encouragement of arts , manufactures and commerce

      Munich: published by the Academy, 1773. First German Edition. 55 copper engravings in Volume II. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary Continental 3/4 calf and marbled boards. Some overall wear to the extremities, joints rubbed and starting, however a Very Good set internally and still quite solid. First German Edition. 55 copper engravings in Volume II. 2 vols. 4to. The First English Edition of this work was published in 1772. It contains a great deal on agricultural machinery and makes mention of machinery and practices in America as well as in England and the Continent. Kress 6837

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        A Dictionary of the English Language. In Which the Words are Deduced From Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples From the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed A History of the Language, and an English Grammar.

      London: Printed by W. Strahan, 1773., 1773. The Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author. In fact this is the last edition to be revised and corrected by Johnson himself. 2 volumes; Folio. Elegantly bound in recent full speckled calf to style, with red and black title labels, gilt to spine. Text complete with no replacement leaves. Some usual spotting and creasing to first and final leaves, a little edge-toned and worn to those same few pages but free from significant tears and losses. A handsome copy of this key edition of the dictionary; the importance of the fourth edition has been stressed increasingly by modern scholars. Of this definitive printing, Professor James Clifford notes that it 'represents most fully what Johnson wanted the Dictionary to be'. Courtney & Nicol Smith, p.55-6.

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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

      - 3 tomes reliés en un volume Londres, 1773 [Amsterdam, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Teutsche Merkur. Jahrgänge 1773 (= 1. Jahrgang) - 1784, 1786.

      Weimar, Im Verlag der Gesellschaft 1773-1786. Gebunden in 31 Bänden bzw. Nummern / Heften. Kl.-8°, überwiegend einfache Pappbände der Zeit (nicht einheitlich) mit zeitgenössischem handschriftlichen Rückentitel, vereinzelt Halbleder-Einbände, Einbände fleckig, berieben, bestoßen und teils etwas beschädigt, zwei Einbände stärker wasserfleckig, bei drei Halbledereinbänden Gelenke gebrochen, drei Bände mit Wasserschaden (Seiten mit Wasserand bzw. bräunlichem Rand), einige Bände stärker braun-/stockfleckig, Jahrgänge 1776-1778 mit einigen Kupfern (Kupfer nicht vollständig), ansonsten noch ordentlich, Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Die neusten Offenbarungen Gottes in Briefen und Erzählungen verdeutscht durch Carl Friedrich Bahrdt, der Theologie ordentlicher Lehrer, des Consistorii Assesor, Definitor und Prediger an der St. Pankratiuskirche zu Giessen. Erster [bis vierter] Theil.

      Riga, bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1773-74. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden. 418, (2); (4), 376; (30), 466; (4), 379, (1) Seiten. Kl. 8° (16 x 10,5 cm). Halblederbände der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit reicher Rokoko-Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, Lederecken, Kiebitzpapierbezügen, grau gefärbtem Schnitt und Marmorpapiervorsätzen. Skandalträchtige, entmythologisierende Bibelübersetzung (\"Keine Übersetzung, sondern eine vorsätzlich und frevelhafte Schändung\", J.M. Goeze) in empfindsam-moderner Sprache. Mit textkritischen Anmerkungen und Ausfällen gegen die Apostel (\"unstudierte Leute, die weder Plan noch Ausdruck zu wählen wußten), den griechischen Urtext (\"Bastart von einer Sprache\") und Luthers Bibelübersetzung (\"mytischer, zweydeutiger und dunkler Kram\"); von Goethe kongenial in dem \"Prolog zu den neusten Offenbarungen Gottes\" verspottet (\"So redt\' ich, wenn ich Christus wär\"). - Die Übersetzung führte zu scharfen Angriffen gegen Bahrdt und zu Kontroversen u.a. zwischen Lessing und Johann Melchior Goeze. - Der Theologe, Freimaurer und intellektuelle Abenteuerer Bahrdt (1741-92) gehört zu den schillerndsten Persönlichkeiten der deutschen Aufklärung, dessen Werk (trotz wachsenden Interesses in jüngster Zeit) noch immer einer adäquaten wissenschaftlichen Neubewertung harrt. Mehrfach wegen heterodoxer und rationalistischer Lehren aus Professuren in Leipzig, Halle und Gießen geschaßt, wegen der \"Neusten Offenbarungen\" seiner Dürkheimer Superintendentur verwiesen, danach in Halle bis zum nächsten Eklat mühevoll geduldet, mit seiner Dienstmagd in wilder Ehe zusammenlebend und auf eigenem Weinberg eine Gastwirtschaft betreibend, wurde Bahrdt schließlich wegen seines satirischen Widerstands gegen das Wöllnersche Religionsedikt eingekerkert und starb bald nach der Festungshaft. Er begründete einen eigenen Illuminatenorden, die \"Deutsche Union der Zweiundzwanziger\", und verfaßte eine Flut von Polemiken und Kleinschriften. /// Auf dem Innendeckel gestochenes (schlesisches?) Exlibris: Dreigeteiltes, gekröntes ovales Wappenbild mit gekreuzten Hämmern unter Adler in Strahlenornament. - Decken gering, Rücken etwas stärker berieben. Außengelenke leicht brüchig. Obere Kapitale schonend restauriert. - Der Block mittig angebrochen. Bezüge der Innendeckel angestaubt, an der vorderen Deckelkante etwas zu kurz angesetzt. Gering gebräunt und vereinzelt minimal fleckig. - Schönes Exemplar, in dekorativen Einbänden und auf starkem, sauberem Papier. - Goed IV/1, 820, 44a. - Jacob/Majewski 343. - Goedeke IV/1,826, 77. - Kosch I, 239. - ADB I, 772f. - Realencyklopädie II, 357ff. (tendenziös). - BBKL I, 346f. Versand D: 2,50 EUR Bahrdt, Carl Friedrich: Die neusten Offenbarungen Gottes in Briefen und Erzählungen verdeutscht durch Carl Friedrich Bahrdt, der Theologie ordentlicher Lehrer, des Consistorii Assesor, Definitor und Prediger an der St. Pankratiuskirche zu Giessen. Erster [bis vierter] Theil. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden. Riga, bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1773-74. 418, (2); (4), 376; (30), 466; (4), 379, (1) Seiten. Kl. 8° (16 x 10,5 cm). Halblederbände der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit reicher Rokoko-Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, Lederecken, Kiebitzpapierbezügen, grau gefärbtem Schnitt und Marmorpapiervorsätzen.

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        Capitaine Carl Gustav Ekebergs Ostindiska resa, åren 1770 och 1771. Beskrefven uti bref til kongl.

      svenska Vet. academiens secreterare. Sthlm, H. Fougt, 1773. 8:o. (8),170,(1) s. & 5 utvikbara grav. plr & 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, guldlinjerad rygg och infärgat svart titelfält. Infärgade snitt. Lite sprucken överst i pärmarnas ytterfalsar och naggad upptill på ryggen. För- och eftersättsblad urrivna. Titelbladet med liten reva i marginalen. En del spridda lager- och småfläckar, mest på s. 53-56 och 99. Med tillskrift på frampärmens insida: "tillhör Häggs boksamling". Stora Eks fideikommissbiblioteks stpl på frampärmens insida och baksidan av titelbladet.. Om denna resa skriver Alf Åberg: "I slutet av december 1769 lyfte skeppet Finland ankar vid Älvsborg och styrde kosan mot Kanton. Ombord på skeppet befann sig de båda personer som skulle bli våra ryktbaraste Kinafarare. Den ene var skeppets kapten Carl Gustaf Ekeberg, som tidigare gjort sju lyckade Kinafärder. Han förde vetenskapliga dagböcker under sina resor. Han utarbetade sjökort, gjorde observationer över den magnetiska missvisningen till sjöss och samlade märkvärdiga ting. Som belöning för sina insatser blev han invald som medlem i Vetenskapsakademien. [...] Den högt frejdade och bildade kaptenen fick som skeppspräst på Finland den 23-årige Jacob Wallenberg. Han var upplysningsman liksom Ekeberg. Också han skrev en resebeskrivning, den berömda Min son på galejan"

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        Nachrichten von den Eisbergen in Tyrol.

      Wien, Kurzböcken, 1773. 12 n.n. + 96 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. Mit den Vignetten und den fünf gefalteten Kupferstichen. - Im Bug bis S. 1 etw. wasserrandig, leicht stockfleckig, hds. Notiz a. V., Ebd. etw. berieben, leichte Gbrsp. - Ein Jahr nach dem Ausbruch des Rofener Eissees im Jahre 1771 hat Joseph Walcher, (1718 - 1803), Professor für Mathematik und Physik an der Universität in Wien, den Vernagtferner besucht und mit den \"Nachrichten von den Eisbergen im Tyrol\" (1773) die erste wissenschaftliche Abhandlung über die Ötztaler Gletscher verfasst. (Zitat, NDB) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Tirolensien

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      - Obras de Lorenzo Gracian.- En Madrid: en la imprenta de Pedro Marín, 1773; 2 tomos en 8º mayor plena piel nervios y dos tejuelos en lomo 1º: Que contiene El Criticon, primera, segunda y tercera parte: y el Heroe, portada, 1 h. 678 pp. 1h. 2º, Que contiene: La Agudeza, y arte del ingenio: El Discreto: El Político Don Fernando el Catolico: Meditaciones varias para antes y despues de la Sagrada Comunion, que hasta ahora ha corrido con titulo de Comulgador, portada, 624 pp. 5 hh. Palau: 106849

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

      1773 1773 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Naturgeschichte oder Vorstellung der Allmacht, Weisheit und Güte Gottes in den Werken der Natur.

       Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit Churfürstl. Sächsischer allergnädigster Freiheit. 1. Band, welcher den Menschen und die vierfüßigen Thiere enthält. Mit Frontispiz, Titelvignette, (6 Tafeln im Text) und II, VII Tafeln, Nürnberg, Chr. Gotthold Hauffe, 1773, (7 Blätter), 292, 336 Seiten, ( 2 Blätter), Band 2, welcher die Vögel enthält, 1773, mit Frontispiz, Titelvignette und 11 Kupferplatten, davon Tafel 2 von alter Hand koloriert, (7 Blätter), 404 Seiten, (5 Blätter), Band 3, welcher die Fische enthält, 1774, mit Titelvignette und 12 Kupferplatten, (7 Blätter), 352 Seiten, Vorsatz fehlt, Band 4, welcher die Insecten enthält, 1774, mit Titelvignette und 7 Kupferplatten, (8 Blätter), 408 Seiten, Vorsatz fehlt, 19,5x12, Pappbände der Zeit mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild, alle berieben/bestoßen, stockfleckig, Name und Anmerkungen auf Vorsätzen, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, 4 Bände, komplett,Versand D: 4,90 EUR Naturgeschichte

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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

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1773 - London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 3 vols, quarto, 52 engraved maps and plates (ppxxix-xxxiv and 425-496 misbound in Vol.1; neatly repaired 3.5 inch tear to pp.571/2 in vol.1; light insect wear to outer edges, esp. Vol. 1. Contemporary diced russia, single gilt fillet border, expertly rebacked to style, spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, black morocco lettering-piece in the secord compartment, red/brown lettering piece in the third, the others with repeat decoration in gilt and blind. A near fine copy of the first edition of this work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Voyages Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere; South Pole and Round the World; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean and the Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. The First, Second and Third Voyages. [1st, 2nd and 3rd editions Respectively

      ] W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773;W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777; G. Nicol, and T. Cadell. 1785. Quarto & Folio. CAPT. COOK'S THREE VOYAGES IN EIGHT VOLUMES PLUS ATLAS VOLUME WITH THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK PLATE AND THE CHART OF MAGAELLAN In nine volumes; eight quarto volumes plus folio Atlas volume. An early issue of the First edition of the First Voyage which lacks the f2 (placement of the cuts and chart) but retains the large folding chart of the Straits of Magellan. [Hocken pp. 10-11; Spence p.9; Rothchild 668] and first editions of volumes two and three in which the pagination in these two volumes is continuous rather than separate pagination. On laid paper marked GR. All together containing 204 Maps, Plates, Plans or Views, most folding, and includes Webber's Death of Cook Plate (in Atlas volume)., [Davidson, pp. 53-54: "The importance of the work cannot be overstated as it is not only the first published account of the voyage but it is also an interesting narrative of the expedition.... It will always be a highlight of any collection." ] Bookplate: The Hon. George Baillie, Esq. One of the Lords of the Treasury 1724 in all eight volumes while atlas volume contains the bookplate of Henry Goodwin Rooth (1861-1928) who was a West India merchant and ship-owner, barrister, Metropolitan Police Court Magistrate (1917-1928). All the 8 volumes with very early rebacking with original spines laid down and superbly executed without disturbing the endpapers. There are a few internal repairs but most are marginal without penetrating any plates with the exception of a corner or two and again masterfully done. Some occasional foxing or off-setting to facing pages of plates, plates may exhibit minor toning but mostly clean. Atlas volume had been rebacked and re-cornered and the plates in this volume are quite fresh. Each volume has been carefully collated and a full disclosure of collation and condition upon request.

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        Die Gebräuche und Ceremonien der Griechischen Kirche in Russland,

      1773 1773 - oder Beschreibung ihrer Lehre, Gottesdientes und Kirchendisciplin. Aus dem Englishcen übersetzt. Riga: Johann Friedrich Harknoch 1773. Med en foldet planche, der viser Devitza klosterkirke ved St. Petersborg samt 12 plancher. [20] + 444 s. Samt. hlvldr. med forgyldt ryg, titelfelt mangler. With one folding plate showing Devitza abbey church in St. Petersborg and 12 plates. Contp. halfleather, spine gilt, lacks title-label. * Et meget rent ekspl. 1. engelske udg. udkom 1772. A very clean copy. 1st English edit. was publ. 1772. Lippenheide Oc 29. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, in Which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed a History of the Language and An English Grammar

      London: by W. Strahan for W. Strahan, J.& F. Rivington [and others], 1773. 2 volumes. The Fourth edition, the highly important final folio edition to be revised by Johnson himself. Provenance: Sir James & Lucy Esdaile (inscription dated (?)1775); James Kennedy Esdaile (armorial bookplate); Edmund Esdaile, Pembroke College, Oxford (inscription). Title-pages printed in red and black. Royal folio (425 X 265mm), in original binding of full calf over thick boards, the backs expertly restored to full period grandeur with elaborate gilt tooled compartments with grand central tools and extensive additional tooling all in gilt between gilt decorated bands, two compartments with contrasting red and green labels gilt lettered and decorated, endpapers marbled. A very attractive set, the original calf with some pleasant age, corners consolidated, first two leaves of Vol. I with some normal creasing, the text clean and fresh, withal a very solid, handsome copy in fine state. A VERY HANDSOME SET OF THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT FOURTH EDITION, which was the last in which Samuel Johnson himself had any involvement. TEXTUALLY, IT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE BEST EDITION of Johnson's great work and THE MOST IMPORTANT EDITION AFTER THE FIRST. It contains Johnson's advertisement (THE FIRST EDITION TO DO SO) in which he states, 'Perfection is unattainable, but nearer and nearer approaches may be made; and finding my Dictionary about to be reprinted, I have endeavoured, by a revisal, to make it less reprehensible'. Johnson, in undertaking the vast work of creating his dictionary, set out to perform single handed for the English language what the French Academy, a century before, had attempted for French. He hope to produce "a dictionary by which the pronunciation of our language may be fixed, and its attainment facilitated;" and though, of course, no language can be frozen in time, by aiming at fixing the language he succeeded in giving the standard of reputable use. As Noah Webster stated, his work "had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics." "Johnson's achievement marked an epoch in the history of the language. The result of nine years labor, it did more than any other work before or since towards fixing the language. The preface ranks among Johnson's finest writings. The most amazing, enduring, and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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      America [i.e. Philadelphia], 1773. Antique half calf and marbled boards. Old ex-lib.marks, not obtrusive, with a perforated stamp on two internal titlepages and one text leaf. Lightly tanned. Overall, internally clean and very good. The third printing by Bell of this important and influential commentary on Blackstone, and the first one published under the present title. Bell first printed these collected works as the fifth volume to the first American edition of Blackstone's COMMENTARIES..., published in 1772. He changed the title for this third printing, perhaps to boost sagging sales numbers. Blackstone's work is considered the definitive pre- Revolutionary source on the Common Law, doing much to define conceptions of personal rights and the relationship between the English citizen and his government. The works collected herein include rejoinders to Blackstone by Joseph Priestley and Philip Furneaux, with Blackstone's responses. They specifically address Blackstone's writings on religious liberty and toleration, and the rights of nonconformists. The philosophical issues addressed in these essays, especially the concepts of personal rights and the obligations of a subject to authority were obviously of great importance to American colonists in the years just before the outbreak of the Revolution (Thomas Jefferson, for example, had a copy of the second Bell printing of these commentaries). This is underscored by Bell's reference to "petty tyrants" in the title, and his proud designation of "America" as the place of publication. All three printings of this work are bibliographically complex, with leaves printed variously in octavo and quarto formats. Evans is mistaken in attributing a publication date of 1774 to the present printing, it is actually 1773. A scarce and important consideration of personal liberties, published on the eve of the Revolution.

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        Ragionamento sopra l'uso ed abuso del tabacco.Rome, Arcangelo Casaletti, 1773. 8vo. Yellow wrappers (ca. 1900?).

      Arents 875; ICCU (8 copies). Rare first and only edition of a treatise on the use and abuse of tobacco, according to its own title, though the author, the physician Giuseppe Maria Silvestri, regards nearly all use as abuse. Silvestri strongly opposes all use of tobacco for pleasure or in social activities, considering it extremely dangerous and evil. He cites his own experiments injecting tobacco juice into the blood veins of animals, which rapidly caused convulsions and death. He also quotes extensively from previous medical writers and others citing deaths from its use as snuff or from smoking. Medicinal used carefully supervised by a knowledgeable physician he finds acceptable in cases of extreme need. Finally he declares that God put tobacco in America because it was not suited for use by Europeans. He nevertheless provides some information on its origins, introduction to Italy and preparation for use.With library stamp. Some minor and mostly marginal foxing, but still in good condition. A vociferous treatise against smoking.

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        Vaud. - Ollon. - 3 parchemins manuscrits d?Ollon VD du XVIIIe s.

      1726-1773, - Il s?agit d?actes juridiques rédigés par et portant le seigne de notaires locales:1) 1726: Réception de Jean Daniel, fils de feu Jean Daniel Meffat, bourgeois de Vevey et de son vivant notaire et commissaire, en tant que communier d?Ollon contre paiement d?une taxe et l?obligation de planter et élever 3 noyers sur les communs. Belle initiale avec 2 visages, parchemin plié (32x47 cm). 2) 1728: Echange de vignes à Aigle, St-Saphorin et Antagnes entre Jean, fils de Pierre Pousaz du Coterd d?Ollon et Jeanne Marie Ruchet, femme de Pierre Croset d?Antagnes. Parchemin plié (23x49 cm), 2 petits trous d?origine, sinon bon état.3) 1773: Un double acte des réceptions d?André Gabriel Cossy, bourgeois de St-Saphorin et chirurgien demeurant à Ollon depuis longtemps, comme communier d?Ollon et également comme bourgeois des ,quatre dixains? de ce même lieu. Les 2 actes sont rédigés sur le même parchemin par deux différents notaires avec des sceaux différents (le sceau d?Ollon pour le ,communage? et celui du châtelain pour la bourgeoisie). A part les taxes à payer M. Cossy devait fournir un seau en cuir pour le ?service de la ceringue? ainsi que planter et élever 3 noyers sur les communs et finalement offrir du vin pour chaque chef de famille du mandement d?Ollon (et il s?agissait déjà d?une grande commune à cette époque). Parchemin plié (47x57 cm) avec 2 sceaux rouges, quelques petits trous de vers, sinon bon état.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Abhandlungen aus der Insektologie.

      Gebauer, Halle 1773 - Die extrem seltene 1. Ausgabe. 64, 414 S. Pp. d. Zt. (Absplitterungen, beschabt), komplett mit 6 (5 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und einer gr. gefalt. Tabelle. Kl. Bes.verm. a.V., Gelenk vor Titel u. n. Register aufgeplatzt, Bindung jedoch fest. Einige S. und 2 der Tafeln teils leicht fleckig, sonst sauber. +++ Erste deutsche Ausgabe. ¿ Hagen I, 71, 2. Horn-Sch. 8027. Nissen 462. Fromm 3612. ¿ Frühes Werk des Schweizer Naturforschers Charles Bonnet (1720-1793), 1745 unter dem Titel Traité d¿insectologie veröffentlicht, in dem er die von ihm entdeckte eingeschlechtliche Fortpflanzung der Blattlaus, "his first and greatest discovery, the parthenogenesis of the aphid" (DSB II, 286), ausführlich darlegt; der zweite Teil des Werkes enthält Bonnets "Beobachtungen über einige Arten Würme des süssen Wassers, aus welchen, wenn man sie in Stücken schneidet, eben so viel ganze Würme werden", also ein Kapitel aus der Helminthologie ¿ die Wissenschaft von den Würmern, speziell den Eingeweidewürmern, war Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts noch keine eigene Disziplin, weil Würmer und Insekten allgemein als eine Tierklasse galten. ¿ Übersetzt hat die Abhandlungen Johann August Ephraim Goeze (1731-1793), wie sein berühmter älterer Bruder Johann Melchior Pastor, zugleich aber außerdem ein Zoologe, der hauptsächlich über Eingeweidewürmer und Insekten geforscht und die Übersetzung von Bonnets Werk an zahlreichen Stellen mit kundigen Anmerkungen und einem Anhang mit eigenen Beobachtungen an Blattläusen und Wasserinsekten bereichert hat. +++ Aus Nichtraucherhaushalt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle 1773.

      London: 1773 - Vol. XLII. 8vo, (iv) 655pp & 17pp index, 22 copper plate engravings, some folding, & 1 folding map. Directions to the Binder for placing the plates calls for a Chart of the S. Sea at p590, but this plate was obviously never included as there is no impression mark. Bound in original full diced calf, raised bands, gilt title. Hinges starting, extremes rubbed o/w a very good copy. Contains 6 articles about Cook & the S. Pacific, ranging from 4 to 7 pages each in length. The engraving of a kangaroo at p320 (after George Stubbs) is the first published representation of a kangaroo. The breadfruit and Maori canoe illustrated at p433 are after Parkinson. These are rather oddly engraved with a cut of a coin, which a reader wishes to have identified. 2 articles covering the discovery of the East coast of Australia & Tahiti titled "An Epitome of the Voyage round the World, by Lieutenant Cook." Also "An Epitome of the Dolphin and Tamar's Voyage round the World, under the Command of Commodore Byron and Capt. Mourat" and "Epitome of Capt. Wallis's Voyage round the World." There is a little mis-numbering of pages sprinkled throughout, but particularly in the Sept.& Dec. issues. September should start at page 417, (August correctly ends at p416), but instead September starts at p. 409. It runs from 409 to 424 correctly, then skips to p. 433. However, this is a printer's mis-numbering error, as the text flows continuously through p 470, 4pp addenda. (There even appears to be an extra (unnumbered page here). November ends p 584, but December starts at p. 576 & runs through p. 624. There follows a Supplement numbered pp 629-655, then an Index of 17 unnumbered pages. The numbering after December makes it appear that there are 5pp missing - however, the format for December is consistent with previous months, and we feel this is just another printer's error. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité du suicide ou du meurtre volontaire de soi-même

      1773 - de VIII, 444 et (6) pages Amsterdam, Changuion, 1773, in-8, de VIII, 444 et (6) pages, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné, pièce de titre, tranches rouges (coins émoussés), Première édition. Pasteur français de Leipzig en Allemagne, Jean Dumas réfute les arguments traditionnels en faveur du suicide et examine la défense qui en est faite dans la littérature et la philosophie de l'époque, en particulier par Rousseau, Montesquieu et d'Holbach. "Depuis quelques temps le suicide devient trop commun dans toutes les parties du monde chrétien, pour ne devoir pas fixer l'attention des Amis de la Société et des Hommes". En 1769 à Paris, 147 personnes se seraient donné volontairement la mort. Malgré des rousseurs, bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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