The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1774

        Autograph letter signed

      Paris, 1774. <p>Pasumot, François (1733-1804). Autograph letter signed, in French, to an unidentified correspondent. Paris, January 20, 1774. 4pp. 231 x 177 mm. Minor foxing, one or two tiny marginal tears, but fine otherwise. </p><p>A long, densely written (ca. 1500 words) letter from French cartographic engineer and antiquarian François Pasumot, best known today as the co-creator, with Nicolas Desmarest (1725-1815), of the landmark geological "Map of a part of Auvergne, representing the lava flows, where basalt is found in prismatic and round forms . . . ," published as part of Desmarest&#39;s Mémoire sur l&#39;origine et la nature du basalt en grandes colonnes polygones (Mémoires de l&#39;Académie royale des sciences 1771 [1774]: 705-775). The Pasumot-Desmarest map "set a new standard for precise graphic representation of the positions of distinct kinds of rock, and played a role in emerging conceptions about geomorphological change and about the distribution of volcanic rocks" (Taylor, p. 129).</p><p>Pasumot devoted much of his time to the study of archeology and ancient geography, which he became interested in after the discovery of several ancient monuments in the Auxerre region of Burgundy, where he was then teaching. He was the author of numerous works on antiquarian subjects, the most important being Recueil de mémoires géographiques sur quelques antiquités de la Gaule (1765), in which he determined the topography of the ancient towns of Chora, Bandritum and Gergovia as well as the location of several sections of Roman road. The present letter is representative of Pasumot&#39;s activities in this area: In it, Pasumot obliges his correspondent with several long extracts, taking up nearly two pages of the letter, from his then-unpublished "Eloge" to fellow antiquarian the Comte de Caylus (1692-1765), whose seven-volume Recueil d&#39;antiquités égyptiennes, étruscanes, greques et romaines (1752-55) helped lay the groundwork for the development of modern methods of archeology and art history. Pasumot&#39;s letter ends with an "Extrait du testament de feu M. le Comte de Caylus: à Paris, le 15 juillet 1765" (Extract from the will of the late M. le Comte de Caylus, Paris, July 15, 1765), and a transcript of the inscription on Caylus&#39;s tomb, taken from the July 1769 number of the Journal des Scavants. Pasumot&#39;s "Eloge" to the Comte de Caylus, completed in 1766, remained in manuscript until after Pasumot&#39;s death, when it was included in the posthumous Dissertations et mémoires sur différens sujets d&#39;antiquité et d&#39;histoire (1810-13) edited by Grivaud de la Vincelle. Taylor, "New light on geological mapping in Auvernge during the eighteenth century: The Pasumot-Desmarest collaborabion," Revue d&#39;histoire des sciences 47 (1994): 129-136. Nouvelle biographie générale. </p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Naauwkeurige Waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele Insekten of gekorvene Diertjes, die in omtrent vijftig Jaaren, zo in Vrankrijk, als in Engeland en Holland, bij een verzameld naar 't Leven konstig afgetekend en in 't Koper gebragt zijn.

      Amsterdam, J. Sluyter, 1774. Folio (410 x 258mm). pp. (iv), 34, (2), with 1 handcoloured engraved title-vignette and 33 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine. Second enlarged edition edited by M. Houttuyn. "One year after the author's death his collection of butterflies and other insects was sold in auction. The copperplates of the first edition and letterpress was bought in auction by Sluyter. Houttuyn who had borrowed eight plates with description from Ladmiral when he was working on the section Butterflies for his edition of Linnaeus, offered the publisher to edit these together with the first 25 plates. In total seventy metamorphoses are depicted on thirty-three hand-coloured plates" (Landwehr 105). Second enlarged edition of this attractive work on butterflies, their larvae and their food plants. The first edition was published in 1740 with 25 plates only. The fine plates were all drawn and etched by l'Admiral himself. He was a gifted amateur entomologist, who began to study insects at the early age of ten years.//Hagen I, 3; Horn & Schenkling 53: "Selten".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 2.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. : Late Envoy Extraordinary At the Court of Dresden : Together with Several Other Pieces on Various ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed For J. Dodsley, 1774, Hardback, 4th edition (revised and corrected)Full Book Title: Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. : Late Envoy Extraordinary At the Court of Dresden : Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects..... Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals Now in Her Possession [Complete in Two Volumes]Full contemporary calf professionally rebacked with raised bands, gilt cross-borders and contrasting red calf gilt-blocked labels. The panels too have been corner repaired in matching calf. Very impressively finished - scans on request. ; 0 pages; Portrait frontis illustrated. Notes: Some letters in French or Latin followed by an English translation. Tail-pieces. Subjects: Conduct of life--Early works to 1800. Etiquette--Early works to 1800. Rothschild 596.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 3.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  

        Letters written by the late right honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield to his son, Philip Stanhope, Esq... together with several other pieces on various subjects [complete in 4 volumes]

      London : Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall Mall, 1774, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Fifth EditionGood copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines with raised bands. Spine bands and panels somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Some surface marks and scuffs to boards. Corners bumped. Some light marginal dust-toning. Hinges starting to volume 1. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: Kikrham Grammar School Library with their bookplate to front pastedown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical description: 4v. , frontis. (port. , vol. 1) ; 22cm. Subject: Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 1694-1773 - Correspondence. Stanhope, Philip, 1732-1768 - Correspondence. Young men - Conduct of life - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTC, T143974. Referenced by: Gulick, 6. Notes: "Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession" --title page.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 4.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  

        Des Elementarwerks Erster bis vierter Band (compl., 4 Bde., ohne den Tafelbd.). Ein geordneter Vorrath aller nöthigen Erkenntniß. Zum Unterrichte der Jugend, von Anfang, bis ins academische Alter, Zur Belehrung der Eltern, Schullehrer und Hofmeister, Zum Nutzen eines jeden Lesers, die Erkenntniß zu vervollkommnen.

      Dessau, S. L. Crusius, 1774 - 8°, 8 B. (Dedikationen), XVIII, 432 S.; 1 Bl., 509 S.; 416 S.; 256 S., Kart. der Zeit. m handschr. Rückenschildern, 2 Bde. mit teilweisen Fehlstellen des Überzugsapiers a. Rücken. Wappen-Exlibris a. Vors. 1 Bd m. kleinen Mäusefrass a. Deckel u. 8 Bl.- etwas fleckig. Innen Erste Verlagsausgabe.- Band 1 (Bücher 1-3): Nur für die erwachsenen Kinderfreunde (didaktisch-methodische Einführung) - Von mancherley, besonders von dem Menschen und der Seele - Gemeinnützige Logik; Band 2 (Bücher 4-6): Von der Religion. Die Sittenlehre. Von den Beschäfftigungen und Ständen der Menschen;Band 3 (Bücher 7-8): Die Elemente der Geschichtskunde. Die Naturkunde; Band 4 (Bücher 9-10): Fortsetzung der Naturkunde. Das Noethigste der Grammmatik und von der Wohlredenheit.- Handb. KJL III, 54; Wegehaupt 79. -Basedow (1724-1790) legte 1774 sein pädagogisches Elementarwerk zu Grundfragen der Erziehung des Menschen vor. Zu den Schwerpunkten, denen er große Bedeutung beimaß, gehörte auch die geschlechtliche Aufklärung und Unterweisung. Bereits in seiner Philalethie (Altona 1764) hatte er die Forderung an alle Eltern und Erzieher gestellt, den brennenden Fragen der Kinder nicht auszuweichen, sondern sie wahrheits- und kindgemäß zu beantworten. In seinem Elementarwerk gab er auch praktische Anregungen für die Unterweisung in Elternhaus und Schule. Daniel Chodowiecki schuf dafür die hier leider fehlenden Kupfertafeln. Mit dem Elementarwerk schuf Basedow das moderne Realienbuch: Es verband Text und Bild und Sachinformationen, die dialogisch erörtert wurden. 1600 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Letters ... to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq;

      London: for J. Dodsley,, 1774. ... together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals now in her Possession. 2 volumes, quarto (289 × 225 mm). Rebound to style in English panelled calf, red morocco labels, double gilt rules to spines and dated at foot. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Small circular coronet inkstamps to titles, ownership inscriptions to initial blank, one German and dated 1836. Short marginal tear at head of quire B in vol. I not affecting text. A good clean copy. First Edition of this classic epistolary collection. Chesterfield&#39;s letters to his natural son were written on an almost daily basis from 1737 onward and were designed for the education of the young Stanhope. They give sensible advice on conduct and manners and are replete with examples of Chesterfield&#39;s celebrated wit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Die Rechenkunst in zween Theilen. Erster Theil.

      Leipzig, Dyck, 1774.. ( Hier der erste Teil der Rechenkunst vorliegend ) 11 n.n. Blätter ( Vorrede und Inhalt ), 522 Seiten, 1 Blatt ( Druckfehler ), Pappband der Zeit, 8° ( 19,5 x 12 cm ). Inhalt u.a.: Von der Dezimal-Ordnung / Von den vier Rechnungsarten ( Addieren - Subtrahieren - Multiplizieren - Dividieren ) - Vom Rechnen mit genannten Zahlen - Von den Proportionen und Progressionen - Etwas von der Kettenregel - Von den Brüchen - Von den Dezimalbrüchen - Von der Kettenregel - Exempel der Kettenregel zur Übung - Von der Zins auf Zinsrechnung - Von den Rechnungen mit vermischten Größen. Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bindung gelockert. Titelblatt mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand, erste Seiten gelockert, Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig, einige Seiten eselsohrig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


      1774 - A SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS. THE BUILDER'S MAGAZINE: OR MONTHLY COMPANION FOR ARCHITECTS, CARPENTERS, MASONS, BRICKLAYERS &C. . [ALPHABETICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TERMS OF ART WHICH ARE USED IN BUILDING; FORMING ALSO A COMPLETE BUILDER'S DICTIONARY, 2 VOLS]. London: Printed for the Authors; and sold by F. Newbery, 1774. [4] + 338 pp./179 engraved plates + 96 text pages. 4to., speckled calf, rebacked but missing backstrips. Leather chipped at corners, worn. Owner's inkstamp to front flyleaves. Hinges reinforced with cloth. A few pages have small closed tears or small holes, not affecting text or images. Light soil to title page. Volume Two begins with plates. Text in very good condItion overall, as are the plates. Of the 179 plates, three are hand-colored and nine are folding. Title page continued: "as well as for Every Gentleman who would wish to be a competent Judge of the elegant and necessary Art of Building. Consisting of Designs in Architecture, in every Stile and Taste, from the most magnificent and superb Structures, down to the most simple and unadorned; together with the Plans and Sections, serving as an unerring Assistant in the Construction of any Building, from a Palace to a Cottage. In which will be introduced Grand and Elegant Designs for Chimney-Pieces, Cielings (sic), Doors, Windows &c. proper for Halls, Saloons, Vestibules, State Rooms, Dining Rooms, Parlours, Drawing Rooms, Anti Rooms, Dressing Rooms, Bed Rooms, &c. Together with Designes for Churches, Hospitals, and other Public Buildings. Also, Plans, Elevations, and Sections, in the Greek, Roman and Gothic Taste, calculated to embellish Parks, Gardens, Forests, Woods, Canals, Mounts, Vistos, and Islands, extensive Views, &c. The Whole Forming A Complete System of Architecture, in all its Branches; and so disposed, as to render the Surveyor, Carpenter, Mason, &c. equally capable to erect a Cathedral, a Mansion, a Temple, or a Rural Cot." The first volume is the dictionary, the second volume is the plates with explanatory text.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Briefe über mineralogische Gegenstände, auf seiner Reise durch das Temeswarer Bannat, Siebenbürgen, Ober- und Nieder-Hungarn, an den Herausgeber derselben Johann Jacob Ferber ...

      geschrieben. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1774. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. (12), 228, (1, errata), with 3 folded engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with label. First edition. Ignaz Von Born (1742-1791) was a Jesuit priest, but returned to laity and studied mineralogy. He was an ardent Freemason, head of the Vienna chapter, leading figure in 'enlightenment' movement, he is the 'Sarastro' of Mozart's 'Magic Flute'. He achieved fame primarily for devising improved method of gold/silver recovery by amalgamation./'In the same year Born visited the principal mines of Hungary and Transylvania. His account of this expedition is preserved in a series of lively and interesting letters addressed to the mineralogist J.J. Ferber. In 1774 Ferber published these letters in a work that later appeared in English, French, and Italian editions' (DSB II, p.315). //Ward & Carozzi 261.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 9.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        Human Authority, in Matters of Faith, Repugnant to Christianity : Illustrated in Two Discourses on Matth. Xxiii. 8. with a Prefatory Address, . by the Author of an Essay on the Justice of God

      London : Printed For J. Johnson 1774 - Physical desc. : xxii, 57, [1] p ; 19 cm. (8vo) . Publisher's advertisement on final un-numbered page. Subject: Church and state - Great Britain - History - 18th century. Johnson, Joseph, fl. (1760-1809) bookseller. Minor scattered marginal foxing. Original wrappers finely bound in full marble boards with a gilt-blocked leather label to the front panel. Very impressively and attractively finished. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 57 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Versuch einiger praktischer Anmerkungen über die Nerven zur Erläuterung verschiednener Krankheiten derselben, vornehmlich hypochondrischer und hysterischer Zufälle.

      - Erlangen, bey Wolfgang Walther, 1774, 8°, (1), 280 pp. mit kleiner gestochener Vignette, feiner Pappband der Zeit; frisches wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Selten - Erste und einzige Ausgabe! - Jakob Friedrich Isenflamm, "zu Erlangen, war am 21. September 1726 zu Wien geboren, studirte von 1744 an in Erlangen, erlangte 1749 daselbst die Doctorwürde mit der Diss.: "De congestionum mechanismo", lebte von 1750 bis 1762 in Wien, wo er die Vorlesungen Van Swieten's, De Haen's u.A. besuchte und nebenbei Praxis trieb, verfasste auch 1762 zwei kleinere Schriften "De spiritu in morbis tentamen" und "Versuch von denen Ursachen der gegenwärtigen Berufskrankheiten", machte 1762 eine wissenschaftliche Reise nach Holland und Frankreich und wurde 1763 mit dem Charakter als Hofraht zum 3.ordentlichen Professor der Medicin und Anatomie an der Universität Erlangen berufen, welche Professur er 1764 antrat; noch in demselben Jahre zum 2., 1791 zum 1. Professor der Medicin auf. 1778 wurde ihm Seitens der Erlanger philosophischen Facultät die Doctorwürde verliehen. Er starb am 23. Februar 1793. Seine Schriften sind ziemlich zahlreich, darunter aber keine grössere Werke. Ausser einer Anzahl von mehr als 4 Dutzend kleiner Abhandlungen, Gelegenheitsschriften, Dissertationen über die allerverschiedensten Gegenstände, hat er 4 Schriften herausgegeben, die alle die gleiche Anlage und Tendenz haben und auch analoge Titel führen, nämlich: "Versuch einiger praktischer Anmerkungen über die Nerven, zur Erläuterungen verschiedener Krankheiten derselben, vornehmlich hypochondrischer und hysterischer Zustände" (1774), sowie ähnliche Schriften über die Muskeln (1778), Knochen (1782), Eingeweide (1784). Seine grosse Gewandtheit in fremden Sprachen benutzte er theils für eine neue Ausgabe von Steph. Blancard's "Lexicon medicum" (2 voll., 1776-78), welche eine Erklärung der medicinischen Termini technici giebt, theils für die Uebersetzung mehrer botanischer und zoologischer Abhandlungen (des Freih. v. Gleichen-Russsworm, von J.F.Esper; Schreber) in's Französische u.s.w." Gurlt, Hirsch III, p.348 - E.G.Baldinger, I, St.4., p.94; Fikenscher, Univ. Erlangen, abt.II, p.72; E., Gurlt, Allgem. Deutsch. Biogr. XIII, p.630 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medicusbooks]
 11.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        C. F. Gellerts saemmtliche Schriften. Sämtliche Werke in zehn Theilen, in 6 Büchern,

      Joh. Georg Fleischhauer, Reuttlingen (Reutlingen), 1774-1776. - Mit Titelvignietten. Aus dem Inhalt: Theil 1: Fabeln & Erzählungen. 2. Theil: Moralische Gedichte, vermischte Gedichte & Geistliche Oden und Lieder. Theil 3: Lust- & Schäferspiele: Die zärtlichen Schwestern; Das Orakel; Die Betschwester, u.a. Das Band. Theil 4: I. Briefe, nebst einer praktischen Abhandlung von dem guten Geschmacke in Briefen. Praktische Hinweise und Musterbriefe. II. Leben der Schwedischen Gräfinn von G. in zwei Theilen. Theil 5 und 6: Briefe, mit einem Vorbericht von Johann Adolph Schlegel und Gottlieb Leberecht Heyer aus Hannover am 4. Juli und aus Wölkau am 26. Juli 1774, sowie ein kurzes Verzeichnis der Briefe, welche in dem 5. und 6. Theil enthalten sind. Theil 7 und 8: I. Abhandlungen und Reden,Theil 9 und 10: I. Fortsetzung der Moralischen Vorlesungen, von den vornehmsten Pflichten des Menschen und mit einem Anhang moralische Charaktere. "Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (* 4. Juli 1715 in Hainichen; &#134; 13. Dezember 1769 in Leipzig) war ein deutscher Dichter und Moralphilosoph der Aufklärung und galt zu Lebzeiten neben Christian Felix Weiße als meistgelesener deutscher Schriftsteller." (Quelle: Wikipedia) W1 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 8°, 18 - 23,5 cm, gebundene Ausgabe in Halbleder mit verstärkten Ecken und goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen. Gefärbter Kopfschnitt. Zustand gut. Sehr sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karl Heinz Schmitz]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichsten Anwendung. Mit hundert illuminirten Tafeln.

      Zürich, Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774. Folio (366 x 230mm). pp. 129, (1, blank), 1 leaf of 'Entwurf der Tafeln', title with engraved vignette, 2 handcoloured engraved plates of floral detail and 101 fine handcoloured woodcuts on 100 leaves of flowering plants. Contemporary boards. First and only edition, documenting a remarkable survival. The 101 woodcuts are printed from the original blocks of Fuchs 'De Stirpium historia', 1542, the most celebrated herbal ever published. "The only apparent difference is the removal of the (printed) plant-names from the old plates and the printing of new ones at the bottom. It is interesting to compare the handcoloring in the eighteenth-century volume with that in its great sixteenth-century predecessor" (Hunt). In the preface Schinz explains how he discovered the original woodblocks of Fuchs and how they were coloured in the Zurich orphanage. The large woodcuts are beautifully hand-coloured. Christoph Salomon Schinz (1764-1847) was a Swiss physician and botanist at Zürich.//Hunt 640; Nissen BBI, 1761.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 13.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        Das Genie des Hrn. Hume. Oder: Sammlung der vorzüglichsten Grundsätze dieses Philosophen,

      Christian Gottlob Hilschern, Leipzig 1774. Erstausgabe Leder Sehr gut. Noch Titel: "Welche zugleich einen genauen Begriff der Sitten, Gebräuche, Gewohnheiten, Gesetze und der Regierungsform der Englischen Nation wie auch einige Hauptzüge ihrer Geschichte und einige kurze Anekdoten berühmter Männer enthält". Goldgeprägter Leder-Einband, dekorativer goldgeprägter Rücken mit montierten Titelschildchen, kleine Abbriebspur am Kapital, noch 2 kaum sichtbare kleine Läsuren unterhalb vom Kapital, jedoch solide und sehr ordentlich. Lesebändchen, marmorierter Vor-/Nachsatzpapier, kleiner Stempel auf Vorsatzblatt, dekorative Titelvignette, Vorbericht, Inhaltsverzeichnis, 343 Seiten, hübsche Endvignette. Völlig stockfleckenfrei, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.+++David Hume (geb.1711, gest.1776) schottischer Philosoph, Ökonom und Historiker. Einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter der schottischen Aufklärung .+++10,5 x 18 Cm, 0,3 kg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
 14.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Kst.- Karte, b. A. Zatta, "Il Mappamondo o sia descrizione generale del Globo Ridotto in Quadro".

      . mit altem Teilkolorit,, dat. 1774, 27 x 39,5. Portinaro - Knirsch, The cartography of North America, S. 260. - Mit altkolor. Kartusche.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 15.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


      Breitkopf Und Härtel, Lpz. ,, Leipzig 1774 - Machinery; German Language; Engravings; Folio 13" - 23" tal; [5], 164, [6], [4], plts; [11][2], 188 pages; Theatrum machinarium, oder, Schau-Platz der Heb-Zeuge : in welchem nicht nur angewiesen wird wie durch Menschen und Thiere gewaltige Lasten bequem fortzubringen, sondern auch mancherley Arthen der vornehmsten, gebrauchlichsten, dauerhafftigsten und curieusesten, wie auch simplesten Machinen, Lasten von ungeheurer Grosse und Schwehre so wol von einem Orth zum andern nicht allein fuglich fortzuschaffen, als zu erheben, niederzulassen und mit Geschicklichkeit von einer Seite zur andern zu wenden, vorgestellet werden. -------------16.5 x 10". Folio, modern buckram. With 56 plates [one foldout with lightly frayed edge]. Light to moderate foxing. Complete with 1/2 title. BOUND WITH: Theatrum machinarum generale = Schau-Platz des Grundes mechanischer Wissenschafften, das ist, Deutliche Anleitung zur Mechanic oder Bewegungs-Kunst : darinnen nicht nur die funff einfachen Rust-Zeuge und die dabey nothigen Lehr-Satze deutlich erklaret . Sondern auch die so genannten ausserlichen Kraffte, als der Menschen, Thiere, Lufft, Feuer, Wasser, Gewichte und Federn, nebst ihren hierzu dienlichen Eigenschafften und behorigen Machinen beschrieben werden_ _. Theatrum Machinarum Generale. Schau-Platz. Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1774. Neu aufgelegt. Folio. With 71 plates. Light to moderate foxing. Markings on bottom edge. OCLC 258219387 - for 1st title, locating 2 copies. 2nd title located no copies. A German study of hydraulics, [with pulleys, levers and other such machines]. [5], 164, [6], [4], 56 plts; [11][2], 188, 71plates. A total of 127 impressive and clear full page plates are in the two works combined. Firmly bound in cloth. ; 7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Antiquities of Furness; Or An Account of the Royal Abbey of St. Mary in the Vale of Nightshade, Near Dalton in Furness Belonging to the Right Honorable Lord George Cavendish

      London T. Spilsbury 1774. G: in good condition. Minor edgewear to boards and slight dent to rear cover. Corners bumped. New leather title piece and gilding added to spine. Fold-out plan with tear and sellotape repair. Engraved map (loose) with tear to lower edge and along central fold. Some foxing to prelims. Otherwise contents clean and tightly bound. Heraldic ex libris plate to front pastedown and discreet owner's stamp on f.e.p.Dedicated to The Duke of Devonshire First Edition Half-leather cover with marbled boards 270mm x 230mm (11" x 9"). 288pp. Illustrated with engraved folding plan of the abbey, a folding engraved plate and engraved design of the abbey seal. Complete with loose fold-out map.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 17.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        Die Kunst des reinen Satzes in der Musik aus sicheren Grundsätzen hergeleitet und mit deutlichen Beyspielen erläutert. 2 in 4 Bdn.

      Berlin u. Königsberg, Decker u. Hartung 1774-1779.. [5] Bll., 250, VI S.; [2]Bl., 153 S.; Tit., 232 S.; [2]Bl., 188 S. Mit 3 gefalteten Tabellen u. zahlr. Notenbeispielen im Text. Marmor. HLdrBde.d.Zt. mit Rückenschildchen, Kanten u. Deckel etw. berieben, innen kaum gebräunt u. fleckenfrei.. Eitner V, 374; Fetis IV,40; MGG VII,952; Hirsch I,272; Bibl. Wolffheim I,736; Schmieder 1195. - Bd. I. in zweiter Auflage (Erstausgabe 1771).- Hauptwerk des Komponisten und Musiktheoretikers K. (1721-1783), der ein Schüler von J.S. Bach war. "Er war ein eiskalter Theoretiker, aber doch ein Schriftsteller von grossem Gewicht. Man hat noch nichts Gründlicheres als seine Kunst des reinen Satzes" (Eitner).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
 18.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Icon Animorum.,

      Fft., Gebr. Doll 1774. - Editio Indice Capitum, Rerum & Verborum, auctior. kl.-8°. 170 S., 18 Bll. (Index), 1 w. Bl. Pbd. d. 19. Jhdts. m. Rückensch. Kanten schwach berieb. Tit. m. Bleist. beschrieb. John Barclay (1582 bis 1621), schottischer Dichter und Satiriker, der in lateinischer Sprache schrieb und am Hofe Jakob I. tätig war. "Icon Amimorum" ist eine Charakteristik der europäischen Völker. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Published by W. Bowyer, J. Nichols, 1774. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Very large format; modern brown cloth bindings, with red title labels to spines. Compiled from the best and most ancient historians, inquisitiones post mortem, and other valuable records and MSS in the Public Offices, and Libraries and in private hands. With a copy of Domesday Book and the Inquisitio Gheldi for the County; Interspersed with some remarkable particulars of Natural History; and adorned with a correct map of the county and views of antiquities, seats of the nobility and gentry, etc. Folding engraved map. 57 engraved plates and plans. Marks and some fade patches to covers; wear to edges. Foxing and browning. A couple of stain marks. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A handsome set of the first edition, first state of Chesterfield's letters with the rare 1787 supplement ? notably derided by Samuel Johnson for teaching "the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master"

      Philip Dormer Stanhope, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with Several other Pieces on Various Subjects. (London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1774) 2 volumes, plus the Supplement (1787), quarto, vii, 568pp; 606pp.; 96pp., bound in full leather gilt-edged boards and ribbed spine with gilt titling and ornamentation. First Edition, First State ("quia uroit" on page 55, line 16). Boards bumped at corners with some additional light surface wear, spines cracked but binding intact, pages overall quite clean. These 395 letters were prepared for publication by his widow, Lady Chesterfield, within a year of his death. When Lord Chesterfield's illegitimate son turned five, the Earl began to write a series of letters of advice and wisdom to him. These letters were never intended for publication, but when Lord Chesterfield died,

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Friendly Address to All Reasonable Americans, on the Subject of Our Political Confusions: In Which the Necessary Consequences of Violently Opposing the King&#39;s Troops, and of a General Non-Importation Are Fairly Stated

      No Publisher Stated, None Stated, 1774. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 55 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. Removed from original covers so that it begins with title page (binding is tight), soiled, front and back pages repaired (small pieces missing from both), faint previous owner stamp on first page, interior has some scattered foxing and some staining. Thomas B. Chandler wrote this 1774 pamphlet as an attempt to sway public opinion in opposition to a revolution. This piece is sometimes attributed to Myles Cooper, but it is generally attributed to Chandler, as he wrote several such pamphlets. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 007933. .

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Journal du Voyages de Montaigne en Italie par la Suisse & L'allmagne en 1580 & 1581

      Le Jay, Romle 1774 - Deux volumes cuir marbréusure des coiffes et coins. edition sur 3 volumes tome1 214 pp tome 2 323pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Delirius]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1774. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. xiv,[2],436 pp. Each part with separate title page. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, manuscript paper title label. Contemporary ink ownership inscription, "Mary Olney&#39;s 1775," on title. Additional autograph of Mary Olney pasted on rear pastedown. Ex-library from the Friends School of Providence, bearing 19th-century paper spine label, institutional inkstamps on front free endpaper and p. [iii], and ink call number on p. [iii]. Calf worn, joints starting, mild foxing. A very good copy. "An autobiographical masterpiece, rivalled in 18th century America only by that of Franklin" (Howes). The works of colonial Quaker preacher and abolitionist John Woolman (1720-1772), containing his famous journal and early anti-slavery essay, "Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes." & & This copy bears the signature of Mary Olney Brown (1743-1798), second wife of Moses Brown. Moses Brown (1738-1836) was the youngest of the four Brown brothers who helped found Brown University in 1764. Members of a prosperous merchant family of Providence, the Browns financed the disastrous voyage of the slave ship Sally in the 1760s, and eldest brother John Brown remained one of America&#39;s most active and notorious slave traders into the 1790s. Moses, however, distanced himself from the slave trade after the Sally affair and further withdrew from the family business in 1773 during a spiritual crisis brought upon by the illness and death of his first wife, Anna. That same year, as he became increasingly involved with the antislavery Quakers of Rhode Island, he renounced slavery entirely and freed the last of his own slaves. Brown was formally accepted as a member of the Friends Meeting in 1774 and went on to follow in the tradition of John Woolman as one of early America&#39;s most committed and influential early abolitionists. Mary Olney, a fellow Rhode Island Quaker, married Brown in 1779. EVANS 13782. HOWES W-669, "aa." SABIN 105211.

      [Bookseller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Beyträge zu der Mineral-Geschichte von Böhmen.

      Berlin, Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1774. 8vo (195 x 120mm). pp. (22), 162, with engraved title-vignette, one large folding handcoloured engraved map and 1 folded engraved plate. Contemporary half vellum, frontcover with large gilt coat of arms and monogram SAB (small damage to head of spine). Johann Jacob Ferber (1743-1790) was a Swedish mineralogist of wide repute and a student of Linnaeus. He became professor of mineralogy at St. Petersburg Academy (1783-86) and later was assistant commissioner of mines in Prussia. "He was an indefatigable traveller, and wrote interesting series of letters relating his impressions and observations during journeys in nearly all European countries" (Zittel p.41) . He is best known for his investigations of Austria-Hungary especially Bohemia. The first part of the present book has the following subtitle: 'Von der Lage und Eintheilung der Böhmischen Bergwerke...' and the second part: '' Naturgeschichte und Nachrichten von dem Betriebe der vornehmsten Böhmischen Bergwerke'. The large fine map 'Haupt Mappa über das an der Königl. Berg Stadt Joachimtahl gelegene Gebürg' is beautifully executed. A fine copy.//Zittel pp. 41 & 88; Olson, Bibliographia discipuli Linnaei, p. 129.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 25.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        Manoscritto membranaceo spagnolo alle armi del Re di Spagna

      Manoscritto membranaceo spagnolo alle armi del Re di Spagna. Patente di nobiltà di Don Luis Bermudo Soriano y Dona Antonia Ortiz de Espinosa, datata 1774. Volume in - 4° (mm. 300 x 200). pieno marocchino rosso con ricchissime decorazioni in oro sui piani e sul dorso a sei nervi, con al centro l' arme del Re di Spagna. L' interno consta di 32 fogli in pergamena con testo calligrafato chiaramente entro riquadri a due colori (rosso e verde) decorati agli angoli, e grandi iniziali in oro, oltre testate e finaletti con vignette variamente dipinte. Contiene inoltre un grandissimo albero genealogico risalente a D. Ignacio Bermudo Soriano ripiegato f.t. e numerosi bellissimi stemmi a colori e oro compreso quello iniziale a piena pagina. Estremamente raro e perfettamente conservato.

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
 26.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Pommersches Magazin. Auf eigene Kosten und Verlag herausgegeben.

      Greifswald und Stralsund. Eigenverlag.1774-1782.. 6 Teile in einem Band. 21,5 x 15,5 cm. Original Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen. Berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bezugspapier am Rücken beschädigt.. Mit einem Porträt in Schattenriss von Gesterding, mit fünf Kupferstichen auf vier Tafeln. Behandelt u.a.; Rechtswissenschaft, Kirchengeschichte, Geographie, Staats-und Adelsgeschichte, Künste, Urkunden und Verordnungen. Sechs Teile jeweils mit eigenem Titelblatt, Widmungsblatt und Inhaltsangabe. Ab dem Jahre 1777 (dritter Teil) gedruckt in Rostock. Anfangs bis ca. Seite 30 oben kleiner Wasserrand. Buchschnitt etwas fleckig. Kleiner Stempel auf dem ersten Titelblatt. Insgesamt sehr schönes und sauberes Exemplar, so komplett selten. Christoph Gottfried Nicolaus G., aus einer alten braunschweigischen Familie, welche nach Stralsund und von dort nach Greifswald übersiedelte, war ein Sohn des Greifswalder Bürgermeisters und Landraths Johann Matthias G. (geb. 1691, 1763). Er wurde am 18. November 1740 zu Greifswald geboren, wo er am 28. Februar 1802 verstarb. Am 10. Mai 1763 ward er in Greifswald auf Grund seiner Inauguraldissertation: "De debito ex mercibus venditis residuo per novationem in mutuum gratuitum immutato jure praelationis ex jure Lubecensi non gaudente" zum Doctor beider Rechte promovirt und habilitirte sich bald darauf als Docent an der Universität, wählte jedoch später die praktische Laufbahn und ward ausübender Rechtsgelehrter. Als solcher setzte er die schriftstellerische Thätigkeit nicht nur in seiner Fachwissenschaft fort, sondern erwarb auch auf dem Gebiete pommerscher Geschichtsforschung hervorragende Verdienste, namentlich durch Herausgabe dreier Zeitschriften, "Pommersches Magazin", 1774-82, "Pommersches Museum", 1782-90, "Pommersche Mannigfaltigkeiten", 1796. (Quelle: Häckermann, Adolf, &quote;Gesterding, Christoph Gottfried Nicolaus", in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 9 (1879), S. 126-127 [Onlinefassung])

      [Bookseller: P. u. P. Hassold OHG]
 27.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        THE COUNTRY JUSTICE. A Poem. By One of His Majesty&#39;s Justices of the Peace for the County of Somerset. Parts I, II and III

      London: Printed for T. Becket, the corner of the Adelphi in the Strand, 1774. Part I: [ii] half-title page, [ii] title page, [v]-vi, [7]-23 pages of text. Part II: lacks half-title. [ii] title, [v]-viii, [9]-27, [i] publisher&#39;s advertisement. Part III: [ii] half-title, [ii] title page, [ii] dedication, [7]-17 pages of text, [i] blank, [i] publisher&#39;s advertisement, [i] blank. Each part is individually bound in modern (circa 1960) blue stiff paper wrappers. Part I: published 1774. Part II: 1775. Part III: 1777. First editions. Minor to moderate foxing affecting several pages. An early hand has neatly penned the author&#39;s name on each title page. Page height measures 10+5/16".. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        LEGENDE DU PLAN DU PORT-LOUIS [manuscript caption title]

      [N.p., but most likely Mauritius. Early to mid- 19th century].. Manuscript map, 18 x 33 inches. On wove paper. Handcolored. Two joined sheets. Old folds. Some ink burn at the neatline, causing separations. Light wear and soiling, a few small tears at edges. Small losses at central fold, affecting a few letters of legend. Very good. Handsome and highly detailed manuscript map of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, done in pen and watercolor, showing the town, surrounding countryside, and the harbor, with many points keyed and identified in the accompanying legend. The plots of land in the town are done in orange and brown, denoting developed and undeveloped parcels. The extensive battlements and defences are each identified. The map comprises two- thirds of the sheet, while the remaining third contains the extensive key. A pencil notation at the bottom of the sheet indicates that the map was done by M. d&#39;Estaing and predates a memoire written by him in 1774. If so, this is almost certainly a later copy of that map. In his bibliography of Mauritius, Toussaint does indicate two maps done by M. d&#39;Estaing in 1774, though neither matches this precisely. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island&#39;s dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        An Essay on Circulation and Credit, in four Parts;

      London: For J. Ridley,, 1774. And a Letter on the Jealousy of Commerce. From the French of Monsieur de Pinto. Translated, with Annotations, by the Rev. S. Baggs, M.A. Quarto (270 × 201 mm). Later half morocco and pebbled cloth, spine lettered gilt. Small circular library stamp of the National Liberal Club to title page and two other leaves, with their cancelled exlibris to front pastedown. Front joint spilt at foot, extremities somewhat rubbed. Closed tear to one leaf without loss, lower outer corner of first few leaves chipped; intermittent light spotting and the occasional stain. A very good copy. First edition in English of this "sound and ingenious" (McCulloch) work on revenue and stock exchange transactions. The main premise of Pinto&#39;s argument is that the national debt, instead of being a burden, has been the principal source of the wealth and power of England. The work excited much controversy on publication: though purportedly translated into English by Rev. S. Baggs, it was in fact the work of Sir Philip Francis, who published it,with notes, in 1774. This English translation is scarce. Pinto (1715&#150;1787) was born in Amsterdam. He was descended from a Portuguese family and lived for some time at Bordeaux. "He then settled in Holland, where he soon made a large fortune and an equally great reputation. The Stathouder William IV (1747&#150;51) had a very high opinion of his advice, both on administration and finance. He was as tolerant as he was high-minded, and his benevolence won him popularity" (Palgrave).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        "Bell&#39;s edition of Shakespeare&#39;s plays, as they are now performed at the theatres Royal in London; regulated from the prompt books of each houseÉ"

      London: printed for John Bell É and C. Etherington at York. 1774. "9 volumes, 12mo, each volume with an engraved title page, each play with a separately printed title page and an engraved frontispiece, portraits of Shakespeare and Garrick in volume 1, volume 9 contains a Life of Shakespeare and the poems; contemporary and almost certainly original calf- backed marbled boards, black morocco labels on spines; front cover loose on volume 1; volumes 2 and 3 length of spine with vertical crack; all joints cracked, extremities worn; yet still a compelling set, unrestored. ""All the plays were paginated and printed separately for the use of playgoers ... Like that of 1747, this edition (dedicated to Garrick) was accused of being the worst ever published. To be &#39;damned with faint praise&#39; sometimes proves the best aid to sales, as in this case. It scored a greater success than any previous issue, one week alone witnessing the sale of 800 sets. Doubtless the beautiful copperplates helped the output considerably"" (Jaggard, p. 504)."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Lyon, 1767-1774, - 6 titres en 2 vol. in-12. basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Des épidermures sur un plat supérieur, coins abîmés, mais bon exemplaire. Il s'agit d'un petit recueil d'amateur réunissant six plaidoyers de l'avocat dauphinois Servan (1737-1807) : 1. Discours d'un avocat général, dans la cause du comte de **, et de la Dlle ***, chanteuse de l'Opéra Lyon, Sulpice Grabit, 1772, XXVIII-368 pp. Edition originale. Cioranescu, XVIII, 60149. - 2. Discours de M. Servan (.) dans la cause d'une femme protestante. Genève, et se trouve à Grenoble, chez J.-S. Grabit, 1767, [4]-112 pp. Edition originale. Cioranescu, 60148. - 3. Discours sur l'administration de la justice criminelle, prononcé par M. S**, avocat-général. Lyon, J.-S. Grabit, 1774, 116 pp. Cioranescu, 60147(pour l'originale de 1767). - 4. Discours de Mr S***, ancien avocat-général au Parlement de *** ; dans un procès sur une déclaration de grossesse. Lyon, Joseph-Sulpice Grabit, 1774, VIII-51.pp. Absent de Cioranescu.- 5. Discours sur les moeurs, prononcé au Parlement de Grenoble, en 1769. Lyon, Joseph-Sulpice Grabit, s.d., VIII-110 pp. Cioranescu, 60148 (pour l'originale de 1769). - 6. Mémoire pour la veuve Game. Lyon, Joseph-Sulpice Grabit, 1773, 111 pp. Absent de Cioranescu. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Processionale pro ecclesiis ruralibus ritibus romanae ecclesiae accommodatum responsaria, hymnos, antiphonas, psalmos, aliaque in processionibus dicenda compectens . Additis sub finem Laudibus Vespertinis de SS. Sacramento, & de beata Maria virgine.

      Architypographia Plantiniana, Antwerpiae 1774 - Titlepage, Index. Index responsoriorum, antiphonarium, hymnorum et plasmorum hujus processionalis: 3 ff, 124 pp, lxxxiij pp. Printed in 2 colors, black and red. Ex libris : S Meyers. 1 volumes. 180 g Full leather binding, blindstamped boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: de KunstBurg]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Recueil de questions, proposées à une société de savants, qui par ordre de sa majesté danoise font le voyage de l'Arabie. traduit de l'allemand.

      S.J. Baalde Amsterdam 1774 - First edition in French, 4to., [iv], xliv, 256, [xxx], 38pp., JAMES BRUCE'S COPY with a few pencil annotations, contemporary tree calf gilt, red morocco lettering piece, an excellent copy. Provenance: James Bruce (1730-1794), explorer, with "Bruce of Kinnaird" bookplate and several pencil annotations; Rosenkilde & Bagger, Cat.200, no.273 (1979); Dr. Bent Juel-Jensen (Amharic book label). The Recueil was published to accompany an edition of Description de l'Arabe by Carsten Neibuhr, issued by the same publishers in 1774. Neibuhr's expedition was organised under the auspices of Frederick V of Denmark. Of the five savants who went on the expedition, some were pupils of Michaelis, the most celebrated orientalist of his day, and it was to him that Frederick turned for a list of subjects to be investigated and questions to be asked. Bruce's explorations in Africa, and in particular the interior of Abysinnia, are described in his celebrated account Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years (1790). At the finish of his extraordinary voyage "he took ship for Marseilles, where he arrived on 23 March 1773. French savants flocked to meet the man whom most Europeans had long presumed to have vanished in the interior of Africa" (ODNB). The pencil annotations are to sections discussing Abyssinia. Gay 3366. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Lehrsätze der praktischen Wundartzneywissenschaft. Zum gebrauch seiner Zuhörer. Erster Theil. + Zweiter Theil (all publ.).

      . Wien, Rudolph Graeffer, 1774-1776, 8°, 243 pp., 178 pp., mit zwei Titelvignetten, Pappband.. Extrem rare first Edtion! The short Latin translations of this text book was the fist systematical textbook on surgery translated in to Japanese. - Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe! - "Eine Übersetzung des 'Compendium insitutionum chirurgicarum' von Joseph Jacob Plenck in Wien wurde im 3.Jahre der Tempo-Ära (1832) unter dem Titel Yoka Shinsen von Kincho Sugita publiziert und war eigentlich das erste systematische Lehrbuch der europäischen Chirurgie in Japan". Fujikawa, J., Geschichte der Nedizin in Japan, p.75 - Extrem rare - only first part in: Nat. Lib. Medicine - Bound with Thomas Sydenhams "Anweisung zur Cur dermehresten Krankheiten nebst einem Anhang vom Podagra und der Wassersucht", "Zweite und über die Hälfte vermehrte Auflage", Nürnberg, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1777, 8°, 244 pp., 3 ff.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
 35.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        40 AL(S) - 40 eigenhändige Briefe, meist mit Unterschrift.

      . . Jean Baptiste Biot (1774-1862), French physicist, best known for his work on polarisation of light, associated with Laplace, Arago and Gay-Lussac (with whom he undertook the first balloon ascent for scientific purposes); in 1820 he discovered with Felix Savart the law which is known as "Biot and Savart law". - - Series of 40 autograph letters (10 signed "J.B. Biot", 18 signed "J.B.B.", 12 unsigned) to his "tres chere amie" Sophie Ducrest de Villeneuve, stepdaughter of Georges Cuvier. Paris, Bosquet des Chartreux and no place, between March 5, 1857 and February 25, 1860 (some without date). 102 pages 4to and 8vo, mostly with embossed letterhead "JB". 2 letters lightly stained, otherwise excellent condition. - - A few examples from these charming love letters (of the decent kind, though) in which the famous scientist displays his private life: - - Bosquet des Chartreux, July 20, 1857. ". J 'ai revu aussi Mad. Binet et sa fille, deux personnes d'un caractere adorable, qui ont pour moi une vive affection, comme moi pour elles. J'ai ecrit une lettre de remerciement . a la belle Madame De Rouge; et apres quelques moments passes a la seance de l'academie des sciences, j'irai tout a l'heure rendre visite a d'anciennes amies du faubourg St. Germain . je viens d'achever d'imprimer la notice que j'ai ecrite sur Couchy" (the late mathematician Augustin Louis Couchy), ". j'ai actuellement dans les mains des recherches sur l'ancienne astronomie egyptienne qui ont pour moi beaucoup d'attrait ." - - Paris, August 28, 1858. Biot writes that he has interrupted a work on an essay which he had to read at the Academy soon (and which he could not expect to finish in time), just to write to her, and to praise the courage which she had shown in a certain night: "... Cette attention de votre part m'a bien touche ... Je n'ai pas pu vous en remercier plutot, m'etant plonge, trop inconsiderement, dans un travail qui devait etre lu lundi prochain a l'academie mais, reconnaissant l'impossibilite ou je suis de le terminer pour ce jour la comme je m'y etais engage, je quitte mon devoir pour mon plaisir, et je me mets a vous ecrire. Votre description de cette nuit, de vos dangers , de vos craintes, est effrayante; et il faut tout votre courage, pour avoir eu la force d'en epargner l'angoisse a ma vive amitie ... " - - (Madame de Villeneuve is at a Spa which seems to bore her, and Biot tells her, there was no reason to change it with Paris: Paris is deserted, you even would not find the ennoying people to entertain you ... the heat which pressed us was followed by streaming rain on our heads, and there is nothing to distract us, but the news about hurricanes, earth quakes and other disasters ... if there was not the war in China and the transatlantice cable, we would die from boredom.) - - 5.II.1859. Biot feels depressed from an unpleasant winter, concerns about his grand daughter, and boring academic commissions. ". La fatigue d'esprit que je ressentais depuis plusieurs mois, s'est aggravee par mille incidens reunis: La tristesse de l'hyver sombre et pluvieux; le manque des promenades; des inquietudes serieuses sur la sante de ma petite fille Mad. Lefort . mes journees absorbees par d'ennuyeuses commissions academiques dont je n'ai pu me defendre ; Enfin, l'impossibilite d'ecrire le soir, pour ne pas perdre le sommeil; voila les circonstances attenuantes de mon tort ." - - No date. ". Je vous ecris ce petit mot sur le bureau de l'academie pendant que l'on recite de pitoyables vers. " - - Together with these letters comes a letter by Sophie Ducrest de Villeneuve to Madame Dumeril in Paris (n.y.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
 36.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Letters . to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; . together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals now in her Possession.

      London: for J. Dodsley, 1774 - 2 volumes, quarto (289 × 225 mm). Rebound to style in English panelled calf, red morocco labels, double gilt rules to spines and dated at foot. Short marginal tear at head of quire B in vol. I not affecting text. A good clean copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Small circular coronet inkstamps to titles, ownership inscriptions to initial blank, one German and dated 1836. First Edition of this classic epistolary collection. Chesterfield's letters to his natural son were written on an almost daily basis from 1737 onward and were designed for the education of the young Stanhope. They give sensible advice on conduct and manners and are replete with examples of Chesterfield's celebrated wit. Gulick 2; Rothschild 596. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        A Tour In Scotland MDCCLXIX [with] A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides MDCCLXXII. Two volume set

      Chester, Warrington: John Monk / W. Eyres. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed; spines splitting. Front hinges weak but holding. Marbled endpapers. Prelim pages browned. 1774. Third Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). vi, 400pp; vii, 439pp,. Numerous engraved plates and folding maps within. First and third editions. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        L&#39;AN DEUX MILLE QUATRE CENT QUARANTE. RæVE S&#39;IL FóT JAMAIS. Nouvelle Edition, Revue & Corrigée par l&#39;Auteur, qui a Jugé à Propos de Refondre le Chapitre de la Bibliothèque du Roi

      A Londres [i.e. Paris],. 1774. Octavo, pp. [iii-iv] v-xii 1-410,. early three-quarter black leather and marbled boards, all edges stained yellow.. Binding rubbed at edges, corner tips a bit worn, old repair to upper. right corner of title leaf, some damp staining to the text block,. mostly to upper margins of several signatures, most noticeably. signatures C and Y, a very good copy with a fairly clean interior. A. scarce edition of this seminal book. (#90772). First printing of the second edition, revised and corrected. "This first utopia set in future time was one of the eighteenth century&#39;s most successful books. It was immediately banned in France, put on the Inquisition&#39;s list of forbidden books in 1773, and condemned in Madrid in 1778 as a blasphemous work whose distributors, if discovered, would be fined five hundred ducats and sentenced to six years in prison. THE YEAR 2440 had eleven editions in French between 1771 and 1799, as well as two English translations and translations into Dutch, Italian, and German. Investigation of its printing history leads Everett Wilkie to conclude that &#39;there were 18,000 copies in print in three languages by the end of 1772 and 30,000 copies by the end of 1782, at which point it had spread thoroughly over Europe ... 63,000 copies had been printed by Mercier&#39;s death&#39; in 1814. The book was less successful across the Atlantic, but a 1795 Philadelphia edition was &#39;nevertheless, the first utopian novel published in North America.&#39; George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned copies of The Year 2440." - Alkon, Origins of Futuristic Fiction, p. 117. "... although the earliest specimens of futuristic fiction were in English, the glory of discovering the true potentialities of the genre belongs to the French -- to Sebastien Mercier who established the first satisfactory model of the new fiction ... The utopian prophecy of L&#39;AN 2440, the first influential story of the future in world literature, became one of the most widely read books in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. The translations into Dutch and German, the English and American editions, and the many imitations show how Mercier beguiled his readers in two continents with the vision of a dream come true." - Clarke, The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2001, p. 23. Mercier&#39;s bibliographer, Everett C. Wilkie, Jr., states that only a few editions of this work are of textual importance: the first edition of 1771, this edition of 1774, the 1786 edition in 3 volumes, and the one of An VII (1798). See Alkon, Origins of Futuristic Fiction, esp. pp. 117-29. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-29; (1981) 1-123; (1987) 1-63; (1995) 1-63; and (2004) II-757. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1476. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 2. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 120-2. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 772 (not citing this edition). Versins, Encyclopédie de l&#39;Utopie, des Voyages Extraordinaires et de la Science Fiction, p. 582. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10017.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Traité de Mécanique. Première édition.

      Veuve Desaint, Paris 1774 - 1blanco, faux-titre, page de titre, (2), 440 pp, 12 planches dépliantes. L'abbé Marie était le professeur de Legendre à l'institut Mazarin. Les premiers publications de Legendre sont des articles dans "Traité de Mécanique", bien que son nom n'est pas mentionnée dans l'ouvrage 1 volumes. Reliure originale bradel, dos de papier rouge cérise, pièce de titre en noir, plats de papier marbré, tranches marbrées, rogné.

      [Bookseller: de KunstBurg]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        A Tour In Scotland MDCCLXIX [with] A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides MDCCLXXII. Two volume set

      Chester, Warrington John Monk / W. Eyres 1774. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed; spines splitting. Front hinges weak but holding. Marbled endpapers. Prelim pages browned Third Edition Brown hardback leather cover 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). vi, 400pp; vii, 439pp, . Numerous engraved plates and folding maps within. First and third editions.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 41.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


      Roma: Presso Carlo Losi. Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. . Sale price ends soon!***. 1774. Hardcover. Cover is heavily chipped with fraying to corners of boards. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Light damp staining to title page. Complete with 32 engraved plates. Plates have light foxing in the margins but are clean and in very good+ condition. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        An Essay on the Constitutional Power of Great Britain over the Colonies in America; with the Resolves of the Committee for the Province of Pennsylvania, and Their Instructions to their Representatives in Assembly

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold, by William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee-House, 1774. First edition. 8vo. viii, 127, [1] pp. Full period colonial style binding of goatskin grained as sheep, titled in gilt. Title page re-margined along gutter, last leaf with some soiling and a small hole in margin, else a fine with generous margins. Howes D 326; Evans 13247; Sabin 20040; Adams 3807 . Reprinted in the same year in London under the title, A new essay (by the Pennsylvanian farmer) on the constitutional power of Great-Britain over the colonies in America ... Although Dickinson later opposed the Declaration of Independence, his writings educated many Americans about their rights under the British, and paved the way to later resistance

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Traité de météorologie

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1774 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (254x193 mm), xxxvi, 635 [1] pp., 14 engraved plates, one folding, by C. & E. Haussard, Contemporary half leather, red morocco label to spine, spine and label decorated in gilt, corners bumped. Occasional browning and foxing to text. Very good copy in beautiful binding - DSB III, 435-36; Wolf, 18th Century, pp. 277-80. First Edition. Cotte was the founder of modern meteorology, having published this first comprehensive treatise on the science. His Traite on his own observations and methods stimulated international interest, and a wide scientific correspondence followed. Franklin&#39;s theories on various atmospheric phenomena as well as those of other contemporary scientists are presented at length. The description of new instruments and methods is an important part of the work and is well illustrated by the numerous tables and plates of rain gauges, anemometers, thermometers, hygrometers, barometers, a barometrograph, and a lightning rod..

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The History of the Town and Port of Faversham, in the County of Kent

      London B White 1774. VG : in very good condition. Spine lightly scuffed. Light browning to several plates and occasional spotting First Edition Modern half calf gilt 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 222pp. Engraved frontispiece and 19 engravings, some fold out, including 4 additional plates bound in.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 45.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        English Liberties, Or the Free-born Subject&#39;s Inheritance. Containing Magna Charta, Charta de Foresta . . . Also a Declaration of the Liberties of the Subject . . . Of Trials by Juries, and of the Qualifications of Jurors [etc.]. Cohen 3416

      Providence: Printed and Sold by John Carter, at Shakespear&#39;s Head [etc.], 1774. Original sheep, browned, the front board detached and the spine chipped, one leaf in facsimile; a working copy One of only three colonial printings of Magna Carta, relying extensively on Coke&#39;s gloss, a work in its totality important in the formation of nascent American political theory and as a ready reference of fundamental rights; with the subscriber list

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
 46.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.