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        Kalendario manual y Guía de forasteros en Madrid, para el año 1775

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1775 - Tamaño 7,5 x 11 cm. 56 h sin foliar, seguido de "Estado Militar de España. Año de 1775", 54 h sin foliar, impreso por Antonio Sanz por privilegio real. En su portada se expresa que contiene los nacimientos de los reyes, reinas, los setenta miembros que componen el sacro colegio cardenalicio, los príncipes de Europa, los ministros que componen los tribunales de Su Magestad en sus reinos, con indicación de sus residencias particulares en Madrid. Encuadernación rústica original, con cubiertas estampadas con motivos florales. Pequeña pérdida de material en el ángulo superior derecho de la cubierta delantera. Por lo demás, muy buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Luna de Os Navás]
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        DESCRIPTION ET USAGE D'UN CABINET DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE

      Paris, P. Fr Gueffier, 1775.. FIRST EDITION, 1775, 2 volumes, complete set, French text. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, 51 folding engraved plates, 23 in Volume I, 28 in Volume II, pages: [2], iv, [2], ix-xxiv, 342; [4], 456 [i.e. 454], page number 447 repeated, page numbers 448-450 omitted, collated and guaranteed complete, both volumes with half-titles, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spines worn at head and tail, 3 mm (3/16") missing at head of Volume I, small crack and tiny chip at head of lower hinge on Volume I, 4 pinholes in upper hinge on Volume I, couple of small splits and a pinhole to upper hinge on Volume II, a little pitting to leather on covers, lower corner to upper cover showing board, the other corners slightly worn, front inner paper hinges cracked, binding still tight and firm, half-titles and title pages browned at edges, early ink library stamp on title pages, a few pages lightly age-browned, occasional small brown spots, small pale damp stain to a few margins, 1 plate slightly misfolded, protruding slightly from text block and slightly worn at fore-edge. A good copy of the first edition. The French scientist Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810) started his working life as a physician practising obstetrics. While studying for his medical degree he had attended the famous course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, who aroused in him such a lively interest in experimental science that he eventually gave up medicine and became first a tutor in philosophy and mathematics and then a demonstrator in experimental science at the College Louis-le-Grand. In 1760 he succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand teaching experimental science, anatomy and physiology. In 1770 Sigaud became a professor of surgery at the school of Saint-Come. In 1772 he returned to Bourges, where, after four years, he obtained a chair in physics at the local college. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography. The work is a description of the physical apparatus and processes used in experimental science in the second half of the 18th century. The interesting plates illustrate a large number of optical, electrical, meteorological and chemical apparatus and scientific instruments. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        L'AVENTURIER BUSCON, OU HISTOIRE DU GRAND TAQUIN [LE FIN-MATOIS], suivie des Lettres du Chevalier de l'Epargne, etc. Nouvelle traduction de l'Espagnol, de Don François de Quévédo-Villégas, etc. Avec des Notes, et publiées par l'auteur des Idées Singulières, de la Famille Vertueuse, du Pied de Fanchette, de la Fille Naturelle, etc.

      A Madrid, et se trouve à Paris, chez Costard, 1775 - A Madrid, et se trouve à Paris, chez Costard, 1776 [ ] 3 parties en 1 volume petit in-8 (17 x 10 cm) de (2)-VIII-207-(1), (1)-214-(2) et (1)-176 pages. Reliure pleine basane fauve de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, doublures de papier marbré et gardes volantes de papier blanc. Deux petites piqûres de vers sans gravité le long du mors supérieur, légère épidermure superficielle au second plat, reliure néanmoins très fraîche et très décorative, intérieur très frais. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Bien que portant la date de 1776, cet ouvrage a paru au mois de juin 1775. Elle fut tirée à 1.000 exemplaires dont 500 furent cédés au libraire Costard qui changea les pages de titre en "L'Aventier Buscon ou Histoire du Grand-Taquin." Cette traduction du roman picaresque de Quevedo a été faite par d'Hermilly alors censeur Royal et dont Rétif de La Bretonne sollicitait l'appui pour faire approuver son Paysan perverti. Rétif acheta cette traduction 25 louis. Rétif trouva la traduction si mauvaise, "si dépourvue du sel convenable et rendue si niaisement", qu'il la retoucha largement sur l'original espagnol selon ses propres dires. Les connaissances dans la langue espagnoles de Rétif semblent pourtant avoir été bien minces . Les notes sont cependant intéressantes et apportent quelques éclaircissement sur les mœurs et coutumes des espagnols. Rétif a enrichi ce texte d'une troisième partie entièrement de son invention soit disant découverte en manuscrit. On trouve à la suite de la troisième partie les Lettres du Chevalier de L'Epargne où se trouvent plusieurs conseils pour garder sa bourse et ne donner que des paroles (titre particulier d'origine et compris dans la pagination, La Haie, 1776), ainsi qu'un abrégé de la vie de Quévédo, ainsi qu'une Lettre sur les qualités d'un mariage, à Madame la Comtesse-Duchesse d'Olivarès, avec une Note sur l'Inquisition d'Espagne.Notre exemplaire est bien complet des pages 201 à 208 de la Première partie qui contiennent une Notice sur quelques hommes célèbres (imprimée en caractères très-petits). Les 4 feuillets annoncés par Lacroix, qui devraient se trouver à la fin du volume et qui annoncent la liste des ouvrages de l'auteur ainsi que des analyses de ces ouvrages, ne s'y trouvent pas. Référence : Rives Childs, 224-225, XIII. Un exemplaire en maroquin de la fin du XIXe siècle par Chambolle-Duru avec les titres de relais à l'adresse de Costard a été vendu récemment 850 euros en vente publique. Un exemplaire en cartonnage plein papier moderne, exemplaire lavé, avec les titres d'origine, coté 830 euros en librairie.BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CETTE ÉDITION DEVENUE RARE EN BELLE CONDITION D’ÉPOQUE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La nouvelle maison rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne

      Chez Le veuve Guillaume 1775 - - Chez Le veuve Guillaume, A Paris 1775, In-4 (20x26cm), (4) iv (4) 916pp. et (8) 918pp. (2), 2 volumes reliés. - Mention de dixième édition, après l'originale parue en 1700. Elle est illustrée de 38 planches numérotées dont deux dépliantes, 17 pour le premier volume et 21 pour le second et de 35 figures sur bois in-texte. Reliure en pleine basane blonde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir (manque la pièce de tomaison du tome I, les dorures restant apparentes). Ensemble frotté. Certaines planches sont coupées plus courtes. Ensemble frais. Manque en tête du tome I. Accroc au mors inférieur en queue du tome I. 4 coins émoussés. Estafilades sur les plats. Grand succès éditorial du XVIIIe siècle, la Maison rustique est une encyclopédie de la vie rurale et agricole ; elle traite de toutes les matières d'une manière pratique et usuelle : on y trouvera donc un chapitre sur les abeilles, mais aussi sur la construction, les jardins et comment en concevoir, la basse-cour, les chevaux, les moissons, toutes les espèces d'arbres et arbustes, des oiseaux, de la cuisine, de la vigne, de la pêche, de la chasse. Son succès est d'avoir su concentrer un maximum de savoirs pratiques (sans facilités ou vulgarisations) d'une manière presque ludique pour le lecteur, les chapitres sur le jardin sont à cet égard exemplaires. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] It is illustrated with 38 numbered boards, including two fold-outs, 15 for the first volume and 23 for the second, and 35 in-text wooden figures. Binding in full blonde blonde contemporary. Back with ornate nerves. Head and tail piece in blond morocco. Rubbed together. The planks are cut shorter. Fresh package. The guard papers are not the same on 2 volumes, they have been changed. A restoration at the tail of volume II. Part of volume II with lack (friction) on the term Rustic. Pretty good copy, which one meets most often badly connected. An eighteenth-century editorial success, the Rustic House is an encyclopedia of rural and agricultural life; it deals with all matters in a practical and usual manner: a chapter on bees, but also on construction and gardens and how to conceive it, the farmyard, horses, harvests, all trees, shrubs, birds, cooking, vineyards, fishing, hunting . Its success is to have concentrated as much practical knowledge (without facilities or vulgarizations) of a almost playful for the reader, the chapters on the garden are exemplary in this regard. (4) iv (4) 916pp. et (8) 918pp. (2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On discovery to the southern hemisphere also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774. With an Account of the separation of the two ships, and the most remarkable incidents that befel each.

      London: F. Newbery, 1775 - Octavo (210 x 123 mm). Contemporary tree calf, gilt ruled spine, red morocco label, yellow edges. Housed in a custom-made brown quarter calf solander box, marbled sides. Short split at head of spine, very light abrasions to spine. An excellent copy. Folding track-chart frontispiece and 5 engraved plates. First edition, a lovely copy with a striking provenance: from the library of the great African explorer James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794), with his armorial bookplate, additional label ("From Kinnaird 1897") and his signature at the head of title page ("Kinnaird"). "Anxious to emulate the form of James Cook's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (one of the best-selling travel books of the century), Bruce published his 3000-page Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in five quarto volumes in 1790. In conformity with eighteenth-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German [and] remains one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). Having traced the source of the Blue Nile and travelled extensively in Abyssinia Bruce returned to London in 1774: "For a time he was, according to Fanny Burney, 'the Lyon of the Times' (Early Journals and Letters, 44), stealing the show from Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, the recently returned Pacific explorers. Horace Walpole wrote: 'There is just returned a Mr Bruce who has lived for three years in the court of Abyssinia, and breakfasted every morning with the maids of honour on live oxen. Otaheite and Mr Banks are quite forgotten'" (ibid.). "The first printed account of man's entry into the region south of the Antarctic circle" (Spence), the plates including the first published images of the region. This rare account of Cook's second voyage was "published 'anonymously and surreptitiously' eighteen months before Cook's official narrative. It records many incidents omitted by Cook, and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Banks and his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition" (Hill). Marra, a native of Cork, was one of the gunner's mates on the Resolution, and was picked up by Cook at Batavia where he had deserted from the Schoonzigt, a Dutch East India Company vessel. He was later to attempt to desert from Resolution when she was at Tahiti, and was clapped in irons for his pains, despite the fact that Cook was remarkably relaxed about the incident, commenting that: "I know not if he might not have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in the proper time". Marra's correspondence with Banks shows that he "was incapable of writing a consecutive account of anything" (Holmes), his contribution to the publication being extracts from his private journal which were then edited and elaborated by David Henry, printer, miscellaneous writer, and at the time sole publisher of the Gentleman's Magazine. Cook himself identified Marra as the author of this work in a letter to the Admiralty dated 18 September 1775. A superb copy, with a provenance that links two of the greatest names in the history of exploration – James Bruce and Captain Cook. "If Captain Cook was the first truly modern 'scientific' maritime explorer then James Bruce has some claim to be the first scientific continental explorer" (Jennifer Speake ed., Literature of Travel and Exploration, 2003, p. 130). Hill 1087; Holmes 16; Howgego I, C174; Sabin 16247; Spence 758. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lectures on the Materia Medica, Now Publifhed by Permiffion of the Author

      Philadelphia: America: Printed for Subscribers, by Robert Bell, next Door to St. Paul's Church, Third Street, 1775. 1st Edition. Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 520 p. First U.S. Edition of this work previously published in Great Britain. William Cullen (1710-1790) was one of the most important figures in the medical world of the late 18th-century, being a professor at the Edinburgh Medical School which was a leading center of medical education at the time; his students included Joseph Black, Benjamin Rush, John Morgan (founder of the Medical School at the College of Philadelphia, the first medical school in America), William Withering, Sir Gilbert Blane, and John Coakley Lettsom. ***DESCRIPTION: Contemporary binding of dark brown leather (now professionally restored, see condition statement below), plain endpapers, Index at the rear; octavo size (approximately 9.5" tall), pagination: (i)-viii, (1)-512. ***CONDITION: We have had professional restoration work done on the binding, the restorer laid the original leather over new boards and the binding is now strong and secure; one can still see the contemporary marks written on the old leather, including some partial names. He was also able to lay down the original endpapers so those are present with their multitude of vintage prior owner names and markings, including one on the rear pastedown which reads "Command you may / But I can say / Liberty is given to me". We are grading the book as good only as the text pages are heavily worn and soiled, including an old dampstain; the title page is present but soiled and stained, with a large chip missing on the lower left corner (no loss to text, there is a wide margin at the bottom of the page); the remainder of the text pages share the soiling and staining with the occasional small tear in the margins, but the book has been collated and all pages are present, with the text easily legible. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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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. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author.

      Printed for Thomas Ewing, in Capel-Street., Dublin 1775 - Fourth edition, Dublin 1775. Revised by the author. First Quarto edition. Two volumes, complete. Recently rebound in three quarter morocco. Five raised bands to spine with contrasting panels for titles and volume numbers. Marbled endpapers (originals retained to volume one and front of volume two with sympathetic replacement to rear endpapers of volume two. Attractive brown mottled edges to text blocks. Volume one contains a list of subscribers. front fly leaf of each volume printed with the Reilly coat of arms (Fortitudine et Prudentia) together with the name 'Mr. Rich'd. D. Reily, Cork.' What makes Johnson's dictionary such a great book is not so much the extensive examples of usage 'from the best writers' but the humour and prejudice of the author himself. Possibly one of the best known amongst these is: "Excise: a hateful tax levied upon commodities and adjudged not by the common judges of property but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid." Externally fine. Overall the two volumes are in very good condition internally with hardly any trace of spotting. Some minor worm damage to both volumes - mainly affecting the lower margins with some lesser damage to upper margins. The worm damage has had minimal impact on the printed text which is entirely legible. Small loss to lower corner of *Y2 in volume one and similar in volume two *5N and +M2. Some light damp staining to lower corners of volume two, affecting approximately the final fifth of the text block - again, with no impact on the legibility of the text as it is mostly in the margin. Both volumes free of annotations etc. There is a small misalignment of the print at the foot of column two on Xx volume one ("To Cast") though the text is sensible. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte réduite de l'Océan Oriental.

      Artist: Dezauche JA; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1775 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 67; - description: chart of the Indian Ocean after Après de Mannevillette; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        BAYERN. - Monumenta Boica. Band XII. - Oberaltaich - Osterhofen.

      Mchn., Typis Academicis 1775 - 22,5 x 16,5 cm. 5 Bl., 514 S., 2 gefalt. Stammtafeln. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 12 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Oberaltacensia" (Oberaltaich) mit Ansicht und "Monumenta Osterhoviana" (Osterhofen) mit Ansicht. Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband minimal beschabt. Die Tafeln lose, innen nur minimal gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conocimiento de las catorce aves menores de jaula. Su canto, cría y naturaleza. Tiempo y modo de cogerlos, de hacer las pajareras, y el de alimentarlos en ellas. Enfermedades que padecen, y remedios para su curación.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Josef Doblado, 1775 - -10 x 14,5 cm.- , 7 hs. + 104 págs. Ilustrado con 14 bellos grabados xilográficos, uno por cada ave. Enc. pergamino de época. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.)

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        LITAUEN - LITHUANIA [Polen POLAND] 1775 HOMANN Titel: Charte von Russisch Litauen ; welche die von Polen an Russland abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk, Mscislaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodschaften Polock und Minsk enthält ; Cum Privil. S.ae Caes. Mai.

      Nürnberg Homännische Erben Hohmann Homannianorum Heredum 1775 Landkarte, map, original Kupferstich, Kupferst., flächen- u. grenzkol. , Maßstab in graph. Form (Deutsche Meilen, Russische Werst). - Nullmeridian: Ferro. - Legende dt. u. lat., [Masstab ca. 1:1 300 000], Platte ca. 46 x 57 cm, am Rand mit Flecken, Mittelbug am Rand ca 7 cm mit alter UnterlegungVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Le Droit des Gens, ou Principes de la Loi Naturelle. Nouvelle edition. 2 tomes en 1. Amsterdam, Harrevelt

      1775 - New edition. 2 vols. in 1 book. 4to, [iv], xxviii, 316; [iv], 216pp, contemporary full cal [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Course of the Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chartres; taken on an Expedition to the Illinois in the latter end of the year, 1765

      London: Robert Sayer, 1775. Engraved with outline color, on two joined sheets. Formerly folded into atlas. Some skilful marginal restoration. The first large-scale map of the Mississippi River, and the first based in whole or in part on English surveys.In the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War, the east bank of the Mississippi was transferred from French to British sovereignty. And in 1765, Lieutenant Ross was sent on an expedition up the river as far as Illinois. Upon his return, he created a manuscript map focused on the great river that added his expedition's observations to the most recent French cartographical information, particularly that contained in D'Anville's map. The Ross map provided the first detailed, large-scale look at the river for its entire length, with the scattered French settlements and Native American tribal regions along its banks. Interestingly, the east bank features far more detail than the opposing side, as Ross and other British surveyors were technically only permitted to explore the British side of the river, which henceforth represented the western boundary of the English colonies.The Chart begins at the top in Illinois where the French had established Fort de Chartres in 1720 on the east bank of the river, south of St. Louis and the confluence of the Illinois River.The map was first published by Robert Sayer on June 1, 1772. This second issue of 1775 shows many alterations in the neighborhood of New Orleans, including the addition of Forts St. Leon and St. Mary.Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 31b, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, , p. 439.

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        Maxims And Moral Reflections. By the Duke de la Rochefoucault. A new Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

      London, Printed for T. Pridden 1775. - Vgl. BL Integrated Cat. Systemnr. 012804511 - seltene Londoner Ausgabe d. "Maximen" des französischen Herzogs L. (1613-1680), die im Großbritannien des 18. Jh. eine außerordentliche Verbreitung erfuhren und in zahlreichen Ausgaben erschienen. Allein für das Jahr 1775 ist noch e. weitere Londoner, e. Edinburgher (und e. Dubliner) Ausgabe bekannt. Vorl., für Pridden gedruckte, Ausgabe weder in der British Library noch im britischen Bibliothekenverbund nachzuweisen. Die Zählung beginnt nach Vortitel, Titelblatt u. Advertisement ohne ersichtlichen Inhaltsverlust mit S. 14 verso. 12°. Vort., Titelbl., 2 nn. Bll. (Advertisement), S. (13)-160. Helles Lederbändchen d. Zeit, mit goldgeprägten Zierlinien am Rücken u. dreiseitig goldgeprägten Stehkanten, Buchschnitt rotgefärbt, nur gering bestoßen, vorderes Gelenk geringfügig eingerissen, minimaler Wurmfraß im Vorsatz. Anfangs- u. Schlussseiten sow. Vorsatz leimschattig, Seiten sonst nur leicht gebräunt, einzelne durch getrocknete Blumen schwach fleckig. Mit e. alten Schriftzug am Titelblatt, e. Besitzervermerk am Vortitel recto u. e. Besitzeintragung verso (Fanny Tatlock, Vienna 1922), sowie e schönen Ex-Libris am vorderen Spiegel (Thomas Fothergrill Esqu. Kingthorp).

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        Grundriß des österreichischen Staatsrechtes. (Franz Ferdinand Schrötters der Rechte Doktors und kais. kön. wirklichen Hofraths [et]c).

      Wien, bey Joseph Kurzböck 1775 - Titel, 9 nn.Bl., 143 Seiten mit Verwendung des originalen Leders reparierter Einband etwas berieben, etwas fleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ---------------------------- Franz Ferdinand Schrötter (1736–1780), österreichischer Jurist und Historiker Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 280 8° , Leder- Hardcover/Pappeinband [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed to publisher John Bell

      Exeter, 1775. Downman, Hugh (1740-1809). Autograph letter signed to publisher John Bell (1735-1806). 2pp. on single sheet. Exeter, April 26, 1775. 185 x 152 mm. Some surface soiling, a few tiny holes along folds, lacuna where seal was broken (not affecting text), but on the whole very good. Downman, a physician and poet, is best known for his Infancy or the Management of Children, a didactic poem on perinatal and pediatric medicine first published in three parts in London between 1774 and 1776. Downman's poem enjoyed great popularity, going through seven editions in his lifetime, the last appearing in 1809. Downman also published several other volumes of poetry and drama, and translated some of Voltaire's work into English. The first one-volume edition of "Infancy" was published in Edinburgh by John Bell in 1776. In the present letter to Bell, written the previous year, Downman discusses issues relating to this edition: ". . . You will take care that it be correct and well printed, the price I suppose must be lower, but the two books together in octavo should not be sold I think for less than 1s & 6 pence. As it is a complete poem as far as it goes, & has a proper conclusion, I am not certain whether I shall add any more books to it, as I at first intended. Now I have here done with Infancy & if I proceed farther must advance upon Childhood, wch will not so well correspond with the title . . ." In a postscript Downman added a list of errata to be corrected in Bell's edition. Dunn, P. M., "Hugh Downman, MD (1740-1809) of Exeter and his poem on infant care." Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal and Neonatal Edition. BMJ Publishing Group, 01 May 2003. Web. Accessed 29 June 2017.

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        Leben und Thaten des weisen Junkers Don Quixote von Mancha. Neue Ausgabe aus der Urschrift des Cervantes, nebst der Fortsetzung des Avellaneda. ( Band 1,3,5+6 (von 6 erschienenen Bänden)

      Fritschische Buchhandlung Weimar, Leipzig 1775 ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1755 – 1777. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Justin Bertuch ). Band I mit XXVIII, 1 Blatt, 416 Seiten mit 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette / Band III mit 4 n.n. Blättern ( Titelblatt, Vorwort, Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 512 Seiten und 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette / Band V mit 4 n.n. Blättern ( Titel, Vorwort, Inhaltsverzeichnis ) / Band VI mit 442 Seiten und 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette. Die vier Bände jeweils in Ohldr mit reich goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken mit jeweils 2 farbigen, goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen. Die Bände jeweils mit umlaufendem roten Farbschnitt, 8° ( 16,5 x 10 cm ). Die in Kupfer gestochenen Vignetten jeweils nach Georg Melchior Kraus ( *1737-1806 ).Einbände teils etwas fleckig und berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, bei Band VI ist der schmale Einbandrücken zum unteren Kapital hin angeplatzt. Der erste Band innen mit alter handschriftlicher Notiz auf Innendeckel, Papier der Bände jeweils teils gebräunt, teils auch stärker gebräunt, Seiten teils etwas stock- oder braunfleckig, meist aber sauber. Zusammen 4 Bände ( von 6 erschienenen Bänden ) ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 1800 Gramm ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Cervantes, Don Quixote, Don Quichotte, Sancho Pansa, Georg Melchior Kraus, Justin Friedrich Bertuch, Google

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books, 6th Edition

      1775. Dublin, 1775.. Dublin, 1775. Early Duodecimo Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books. Dublin: Printed for the Company of Booksellers, 1775. Four volumes. Copperplate frontispiece portrait, Table of Consanguinity, folding Table of Descents. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and retained contemporary lettering pieces, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few scratches and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, faint early owner stamp to top-edges of text block. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to margins of some leaves, early annotations and signatures to endleaves, light edgewear to Table of Descents, a few endleaves have moderate edgewear. An attractive set $1,350. * "Sixth Edition." This pirated Dublin edition follows the text of the fourth Oxford edition, 1770. It is similar to another pirated Dublin edition published by John Colles, also in 1775. Not in Eller. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 14.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England In four books

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1775. Seventh Edition. Hardcover. Very good -. Octavo, 4 vol., 485pp., 520pp., 455pp., 443pp., plus various appendices, with an index in the last volume. This is the true seventh edition, published in Oxford, and not one of the pirated editions. All four volumes about very good in period brown calf with gilt borders, with wear to the spine ends and some toning to the endpapers. Contents quite clean and bright. A few mild and tasteful repairs to some spine labels, but overall this set is in original condition. 2 engravings (one fold-out) in Volume II. Bookplate of Charles Dundas, Esq. in all volumes. Dundas was a member of the British Parliament, named the 1st Baron Amesbury.

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        Sammlung von 28 Kupferstichen, davon 3 Karten (1 gefaltet), zu seinen Werken

      Ohne 1775 (um 1775). Blattmaß: ca. 24 x 41 cm, (teils gering gebräunt/Blattränder etwas fleckig/einige Blattränder mit leichten Eckknickspuren) - Enthält Karten Jerusalem, jüdische Altertümer und Szenen aus dem Alten Testament, meist von William Tringham sowie A. Bennerman und J. Smith gestochen / Die Karten zeigen: Old Jerusalem / The Travels of y. Children of Israel out of Aegypt Through y. Red sea & the Wilderness into Canaan or the Holy Land / Ierusalem. The Temple of Solomon - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Grafik vor 1900,Judaica

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        The three voyages of Captain Cook.

      HAWKESWORTH, John. 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 Carteret, Captain Wallis, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour : drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several Commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. In two volumes. Illustrated with elegant copper-plates. Dublin : James Potts, 1775. Octavo, Georgian binding of patterned calf with contrasting morocco title labels, pp. vol. 1: [12], xxviii, 489; vol. 2: [10], 539; large folding map and 7 copperplates, bookplate of Capt. Cumby of the Royal Navy to pastedown of vol. 2, edges a pale green contemporary to the binding, a fine set. Not in Beddie. COOK, James. A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world, performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the seperation of the ships. In two volumes. Dublin : J. Williams, L. White, W. Wilson, C. Jenkin, P. Byrne, and R. Burton, 1784. Octavo, matching bindings, pp. vol. 1 : xxx, 372; vol. 2 : [8], 392, folding table, fine. Beddie 1230. COOK, James and KING, James. A voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine the position and extent of the west side of North America; its distance from Asia; and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. In three volumes. Dublin : H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson [et alia], 1784. Octavo, matching bindings, frontispiece portrait of Cook, pp. vol. 1: [8], xcv, 421; vol. 2: [14], 549; vol. 3: [12], 559, folding table, fine. The third voyage was issued in two states, with charts and plates bound in, and alternatively with the frontispiece portrait only, as here (cf. Baillieu Library copy cited in Beddie). Beddie 1546, Forbes 72. A fine set in matching bindings of early Irish editions of Cook's three voyages with an interesting maritime provenance. Captain William Pryce Cumby (1771 - 1837) is famous for his act of gallantry during the Battle of Trafalgar, when as a Lieutenant on the Bellerephon he took command of the ship following the death of the captain (Captain Cooke!), led a charge which repelled the French boarders and then captured the attacking French vessel. After gaining promotion to Post-Captain, he went on to command a supporting squadron in the blockade and capture from the French of Santo Domingo in the Caribbean (1808-09). In his final years of service he was commander of the Royal yacht HMY Royal Sovereign.

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        SAN RON YOKU: BOOK OF OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY & CHILDBIRTH.

      - Edo 1775, Suwahara. Brown stitched stiff wrs., very good, 2 vol. set complete, 32 illustrations, text: 11+2; 4+33 double folded leaves, very clean,a bit of old minor worming to vol. 1,no major consequence,vol. 2 clean, 18 x 26 cm.,new Chitsu. * * * . . NOTE . . THE DESCRIPTION BELOW IS FOR MESTLER'S PERSONAL COPY *** *** *** . . . MESTLER'S PERSONAL COLLECTION COPY . . . WITH HIS HAND-WRITTEN NOTES LAID IN . . . FIRST AND ONLY EDITION . * This is Mestler's personal collection copy. The hand written notes by Mestler were used as the basis for entries in his historic bibliography: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . These notes are excellent examples of Japanese medicine, medical practice, medicines, instruments, organs and related. They were transcribed [mostly verbatim] into the his text for GALAXY. . MESTLER'S HAND-WRITTEN NOTES: These are excellent examples of Japanese medicine, medical practice, medicines, instruments, organs and related. They were transcribed [mostly verbatim] into the his text for historic A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . *** THE NOTES: This set was annotated on 2 slips papers by Mestler in his handwriting and initialed "GEM.' There is also a note to "Vincent [his assistant] to make two 4 x 5 inch glossy prints [photos] left recto." These notes & photos were transcribed and incorporated in to his GALAXY. . An additional note assists in bibliographical annotations used to describe this work, and its fascinating aspects. . *** CONDITION OF GORDON E. MESTLER PERSONAL COPY: . Volume 1 has a bit of minor old worming to front covers and inside a single worm hole to several pages, text legible, else a very clean on bright paper, solidly bound. . Volume 2 is very clean internally, no worming. it lacks the title slip. . Otherwise, both volumes covers are a bit dusty, the contents remain very bright and clean. . *** END OF SPECIAL MESTLER COLLECTION COPY NOTES *** . * THE BELOW DETAILS APPLY TO ALL COPIES . . * THE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION * . PROFUSELY WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATED: Complete in 2 volumes. This work was written as the "Supplement" SAN RON. . *** THE KAGAWA FAMILY OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS: The Kagawas passed on their knowledge to their sons and family members. They have been respected as the most brilliant physicians who influenced medicine in Japan. . WHO WAS KAGAWA GENTEKI [the senior [1700-1777]: He was a member of the Kagawa family of physicians and medical practitioners. He published the SAN RON. . Genteki junior [1739-1779] was also known by his alternate names: Genetsu, Shigen or Korin. He was the adopted son of Geneteki the senior. . He published a "supplement" his father's work naming it SAN RON YOKU, it corrected errors in the elder's work, with his ingenious inventions of instruments for forced delivery, with other additions. . SAN RON YOKU established the first true scientific treatise on "forced child birth," in Japan, published in 1765. . Genteki [junior] outlined how he ingeniously "invented" many birth "tools" [instruments], various methods for forced child-birth and delivery. He made nets, clamps and rope pullers from mundane and ordinary Japanese native items. . He often used anything he could find as an obstetrical instrument, including whale bones, fishing nets, scissor-like clamps and so many others. This became the most reliable and standard work on the subject, studied by medical students, midwives and others interested in assisted child birth. . * Mestler stated: "The SAN RON was destined to be the standard authority on obstetrics in Japan for at least a hundred years. That classic work was followed by the SAN RON YOKU written in 1775, by Kagawa [1739-1179], the adopted son of Genetsu, as a "supplement" to the SAN RON and to correct the errors in the published work of his mentor, the elder Kagawa, resulting in a considerable improvement in obstetrical methods." GALAXY

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        Sammlung von 28 Kupferstichen, davon 3 Karten (1 gefaltet), zu seinen Werken

      (um 1775). Blattmaß: ca. 24 x 41 cm, (teils gering gebräunt/Blattränder etwas fleckig/einige Blattränder mit leichten Eckknickspuren) - Enthält Karten Jerusalem, jüdische Altertümer und Szenen aus dem Alten Testament, meist von William Tringham sowie A. Bennerman und J. Smith gestochen / Die Karten zeigen: Old Jerusalem / The Travels of y. Children of Israel out of Aegypt Through y. Red sea & the Wilderness into Canaan or the Holy Land / Ierusalem. The Temple of Solomon -

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        Kisses.

      London: Printed for T. Davies,, 1775. Being an English translation in verse of the Basia, accompanied with the original Latin text; to which is added an essay on the life and works of Secundus. Ornamented with a frontispiece representing the origin of kisses, and a likeness of Secundus from a painting by Scorellius. Octavo (175 x 112 mm). Contemporary brown calf, spine in compartments. Text partially printed in parallel in Latin and English. Engraved frontispiece and portrait. Near-contemporary bookplate of Rowland Hunt of Boreatton to the front pastedown. Slight wear to tips, small chip to head of spine, another to join of front cover and spine, light scratching to boards, tiny hole to leaf F4; a very good, bright copy. First edition thus, the John Nott translation. The first complete edition of the Basia, a collection of 19 extended imitations of the work of Latin poet Catullus, was published in Latin in 1541 as the Liber Basiorum. The first edition in English, translated by Ogle, Fenton, and Ward, was published in 1731 in a run of 500 copies. Their edition is based on a 1619 edition of the complete works of Secundus in Dutch by Petrus Scriverius, and includes a portrait of both Secundus and his lover, Julia, found in Scriverius's translation. In Nott's 1775 edition, however, the portrait of Julia is omitted, Nott considering it incongruous due to the fact the Basia explore the theme of the kiss not in relation to Julia, but another of the author's lovers, Neaera. Johannes Secundus (1511–1536) was a Dutch poet, often considered "one of the finest Renaissance Latin poets", his Basia representing an "imaginative attempt to interpret the literary monuments of the classical past, to surpass them, and thereby to formulate a new cultural style" (pp. 258 and 272). John Nott (1751–1825), was a primarily a physician, and later also published translations of Catullus's own poems. Uncommon, with six copies traced institutionally on Copac.

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        Travels Through Portugal and Spain, In 1772 and 1773.

      London Printed for the Author 1775 - First edition, 4to., iv, 465, vii pp., large hand-coloured folding engraved map, 6 engraved plates, 2 double-page and folding, engraved tail-piece bearing the coat of arms of Spain, ink annotations in the hand of James Bruce to 3E4, 3F1, 3G2, 3G4 and 3I1, repaired tear to map, contemporary tree calf, red morocco label, a fine copy. The annotations are Bruce's translations of Potuguese verse printed in the text. They comprise some 86 lines of closely written text. James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730–1794), the great African explorer, after the tragically early death of his wife, set about studying languages, drawing, and architecture in preparation for a European tour. In July 1757 he embarked for Spain and Portugal (under pretence of studying the vintage), landing at Corunna and carrying out some amateur espionage at the port of Ferrol. Twiss' work would have been of great interest to him, and the chance to brush up his Portuguese was one he took the opportunity to seize. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LITAUEN - LITHUANIA [Polen POLAND] 1775 HOMANN Titel: Charte von Russisch Litauen ; welche die von Polen an Russland abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk, Mscislaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodschaften Polock und Minsk enthält ; Cum Privil. S.ae Caes. Mai.

      Homännische Erben Hohmann Homannianorum Heredum, Nürnberg 1775 - Landkarte, map, original Kupferstich, Kupferst., flächen- u. grenzkol. , Maßstab in graph. Form (Deutsche Meilen, Russische Werst). - Nullmeridian: Ferro. - Legende dt. u. lat., [Masstab ca. 1:1 300 000], Platte ca. 46 x 57 cm, am Rand mit Flecken, Mittelbug am Rand ca 7 cm mit alter Unterlegung de 500 Landkarte

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        An introduction to the knowledge of medals...The second edition

      Birmingham: printed by Sarah Baskerville; and sold by Joseph Johnson.., 1775. Small 8vo (in 4s); pp. [4], 59, [3]; contemporary tree calf, smooth gilt-decorated spine laid out in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1; slight rubbing; near fine. The book was originally published by John Baskerville in 1764 (see Gaskell 28). This is one of just two books printed by the widow Baskerville, the other being an edition of Horace.

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        James Prescott Joule's copy bearing his signature: The History and Present State of Electricity, with Original Experiments. The fourth edition, corrected and enlarged.

      London: Printed for C. Bathurst, and T. Lowndes, J. Rivington, and J. Johnson, etc. 1775. 4th Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (262 x 205 mm). [4], xxxii, 691 [1], iii, [9] pp., including index, catalogue of books by Priestley, and 8 folding engraved plates. Late 19th-century green cloth library binding, gilt shelf mark stamp '537 P2' on lower spine (boards spotted and soiled, some wear to spine ends and corners, upper hinge split at head, hole in cloth at upper board). Text and plates with minor occasional spotting, some marginal dust-soiling, otherwise quite crisp and clean. Closed tear in blank lower margin of leaves D2 and P4. Provenances: James Prescott Joule (his signature and ink stamp 'Prof. Dr. J. P. Joule Collection' to title page and preface leaf i; Manchester Municipal School of Technology Library (old ink stamps to title-page, verso of plates and a few text pages elsewhere). Deaccessioned as doublet from the library. A fine, unmarked and wide-margined copy. ----Wheeler-Gift 453 (this edition); Norman 1748; Crook, p.157; Gartrell 443; Mottelay, p. 227 (for first edition 1767). - THE VERY RARE FOURTH EDITION and an interesting association copy linking two prominent British Scientists. Books bearing Joule's signature are exceedingly rare on the market. Priestley's first scientific work was the first extensive history of previous electrical discoveries as well as being an assessment of contemporary electrical studies. During his lifetime it went through five English editions and was translated into Dutch, French and German. Priestley's "account favored Franklin's one-fluid theory, but was otherwise fairly impartial... Priestley was also the first historian of electricity. He was encouraged to write the History by his friend Benjamin Franklin, who helped corrects its proofs". (Norman 1748). It is little surprising to see a copy of Priestley's book as having been part of Joules library. Priestley's text became the standard history of electricity for over a century; Alessandro Volta (who would go on to invent the battery), William Herschel (who discovered infrared radiation), Henry Cavendish (who discovered hydrogen) and certainly also Joule relied upon it. Joule is best remembered for his thermodynamical studies, where he analysed the nature of heat and established its relationship to mechanical energy. His efforts had great influence on the theory of the conversation of energy (the first law of thermodynamics). He collaborated with Lord Kelvin on the formulation of the absolute scale of temperature, and conducted extensive research on magnetostriction; a property of ferromagnetic materials that makes them modify their shapes when exposed to a magnetic field. He was the first scientist to identify this property in 1842. He established the relationship between the flow of current through a resistance and the heat dissipated, which was later termed as Joule's law. He is also credited with the first-ever calculation of the velocity of a gas molecule. The derived unit of energy or work, the Joule, is named after him. Joule was given the Copley Medal, an award that Priestley received almost 100 years before. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        THE CHARTERS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA - THE PARLIAMENTARY REGISTER, OR HISTORY OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS, DURING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FOURTEENTH PARLIAMENT, VOL. II [1775]

      Piccadilly, London : J. Almon , 1775. Handsomely rebound in quarter calf with hand marbled paper covered boards. Raised spine bands with gilt decoration and red morocco spine labels titled in gilt. Three separate texts bound as one. FIRSTLY the Parliamentary Register for the First Session of the Fourteenth Parliament, Vol. II, 1775. With an account of the most interesting speeches, motions, bills, protests, evidence, petitions, etc and a list of the acts passed during the session. 184 pp. SECONDLY is included the transcript of "Memorial of the Count de Guiness, the French Ambassador to the Court of London; against Mssrs. Tort and Roger, Formerly his secretaries, and against Mr. Delpech." 48 pp. THIRDLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY is included "THE CHARTERS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA," no date [1775?]. With a separate title page and 142 pp. The colonies listed here are Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, Rhode Island, First charter granted to Massachusetts Bay, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia. These historically important texts document the period relating to the time just before the birth of our new nation. Handsomely bound, texts are all bright and clean. . First Edition. Quarter Leather. Fine.

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        DESCRIPTION ET USAGE D'UN CABINET DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE.

      Paris, P. Fr Gueffier, 1775. FIRST EDITION, 1775, 2 volumes, complete set, French text. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, 51 folding engraved plates, 23 in Volume I, 28 in Volume II, pages: [2], iv, [2], ix-xxiv, 342; [4], 456 [i.e. 454], page number 447 repeated, page numbers 448-450 omitted, collated and guaranteed complete, both volumes with half-titles, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spines worn at head and tail, 3 mm (3/16") missing at head of Volume I, small crack and tiny chip at head of lower hinge on Volume I, 4 pinholes in upper hinge on Volume I, couple of small splits and a pinhole to upper hinge on Volume II, a little pitting to leather on covers, lower corner to upper cover showing board, the other corners slightly worn, front inner paper hinges cracked, binding still tight and firm, half-titles and title pages browned at edges, early ink library stamp on title pages, a few pages lightly age-browned, occasional small brown spots, small pale damp stain to a few margins, 1 plate slightly misfolded, protruding slightly from text block and slightly worn at fore-edge. A good copy of the first edition. The French scientist Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810) started his working life as a physician practising obstetrics. While studying for his medical degree he had attended the famous course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, who aroused in him such a lively interest in experimental science that he eventually gave up medicine and became first a tutor in philosophy and mathematics and then a demonstrator in experimental science at the College Louis-le-Grand. In 1760 he succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand teaching experimental science, anatomy and physiology. In 1770 Sigaud became a professor of surgery at the school of Saint-Come. In 1772 he returned to Bourges, where, after four years, he obtained a chair in physics at the local college. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography. The work is a description of the physical apparatus and processes used in experimental science in the second half of the 18th century. The interesting plates illustrate a large number of optical, electrical, meteorological and chemical apparatus and scientific instruments. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Large engraving showing the coats-of-arms of the burgomasters of, 176, , with the motto 'CONSERVAT UTRAMQUE'.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Slutyter, ca. 1775. Two loose sheets, uncut and unpasted. Uncoloured. Edges frayed: slight loss at the corner of the lower sheet. Stains in the (broad) margins. Smaller stain in the bottom of the top half. discoloured on the whole right side of the top half. Both sheets 62 x 84 cm. Rare engraving that depicts the coats-of-arms of the 160 burgomasters of the city of Amsterdam from 1578 to 1773. It is lavishly framed with allegories of the city of Amsterdam, and a city view from the water. HP5.

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        Journal of the Resolution's voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On discovery to the southern hemisphere, . Also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, and 1774. . Illustrated with a chart, . and other cuts.

      London: F. Newbery 1775 - First edition. 8vo., xiii,[1],328pp., folding map, 5 engraved plates, contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt lettered "5" on spine, neat repairs to extremities, modern cloth box, red morocco label, an excellent copy. Valuable account containing the earliest published view of the Antarctic. This is the first published account of Cook's second voyage and the first printed account of the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, appearing anonymously eighteen months before the official account. Marra records many incidents omitted by Cook and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Bankand his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Marra was a gunner's mate of Irish descent aboard the Resolution. He attempted to desert, unsuccessfully, at Tahiti, prompting Cook to remark later: "I know not if he might not have obtained my consent if he had applied for it in proper time." Marra himself recounts his punishment in irons. This edition was apparently intended to form vol.5 of A historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators, volumes1-4 of which, by David Henry (who edited the present account), were published in 1773-74. Hence the number "5" on the spine. Hill 1087; Holmes 16; Rosove 214.A1; Sabin 16247. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vollständige Topographie der Mark Brandenburg : herausgegeben von D. Anton Friderich Büsching Oberconsistorialrath und Director des vereinigten berlinschen und cölnschen Gymnasii.

      Berlin : Verlag der Buchhandlung der Realschule, 1775 - 64 + 348 S. Noch guter Zustand. Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit Stempeln und Signaturaufkleber. Bibliothekseinband berieben und an Kanten stärker angestoßen, Buchrücken oben beidseitig eingerissen. Seiten minimal braunfleckig. Altdeutsche Schrift / Fraktur. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 860

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        Essai su les Comètes en général et particulièrement sur celles qui peuvent approcher de l'orbite de la terre

      Paris, Valade 1775 - Couverture contemporaine et dos avec cinq nerfs. Le titre est gravé sur le dos en lettres dorées et on peut voir des décorations dorées, légèrement usées en bas. Une plaque illustrèe à la fin du livre montre 16 figures géométriques. Couverture légèrement endommagée au coin en haut à gauche. A l'intérieur du livre, excellentes conditions. Contemporary cover and binding with 5 nerves. Spine with title in golden letters and golden decorations, lightly damaged on bottom. One illustrated table at end of book showing 16 geometric figures. Cover a little damages on top left edge, inside excellent conditions.

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London., 1775. First edition, later issue with the six-line errata leaf. Octavo. pp [iv], 384. Period binding of full calf with raised bands, gilt rules to spine.Spine label missing. Covers rubbed. Endpapers tanned. Very good.

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        REITER. - Reitschule., Prächtige Züge von vielen Reitern nach rechts und nach links reitend. Gegenstücke. Es wird geschossen, getrommelt und wie die Unterschrift bezeichnet, das Pferd in sehr verschiedenen Übungen gezeigt. "Der passende Hintergrund wieder vortrefflich" (Thienemann).

      2 Kupferstiche von Martin Elias Ridinger nach und bei Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1775, je ca. 32 x 54,5 cm. Thienemann 714 und 715: "Die letzte Reitschule wird genannt 'Spazierritt von der Schule mit ihren verschiedenen Lectionen', in zwei schönen, sehr reichen, grossen Blättern, welche gleichsam eine Uebersicht, eine Art Register der vorangegangenen Reitschulen liefern". - Nicht numeriert. - Mit Lichtschatten und geglätteter Faltspur, in den breiteren Rändern gering fleckig. Berufe, Reiten

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        REITER. - Reitschule. Prächtige Züge von vielen Reitern nach rechts und nach links reitend. Gegenstücke. Es wird geschossen, getrommelt und wie die Unterschrift bezeichnet, das Pferd in sehr verschiedenen Übungen gezeigt. "Der passende Hintergrund wieder vortrefflich" (Thienemann).

      - 2 Kupferstiche von Martin Elias Ridinger nach und bei Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1775, je ca. 32 x 54,5 cm. Thienemann 714 und 715: "Die letzte Reitschule wird genannt 'Spazierritt von der Schule mit ihren verschiedenen Lectionen', in zwei schönen, sehr reichen, grossen Blättern, welche gleichsam eine Uebersicht, eine Art Register der vorangegangenen Reitschulen liefern". - Nicht numeriert. - Mit Lichtschatten und geglätteter Faltspur, in den breiteren Rändern gering fleckig.

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        SAN RON YOKU: BOOK OF OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY & CHILDBIRTH.

      Edo 1775, Suwahara. Yellow stitched stiff wrs., very good, 2 vol. set complete, 32 illustrations, text: 11+2; 4+33 double folded leaves, very clean and bright copy, no worming at all 17.5 x 26 cm., recent indigo-blue cloth Chitsu folding case. * * * . . NOTE . . THE DESCRIPTION BELOW IS FOR MESTLER'S PERSONAL COPY *** *** *** . . . MESTLER'S PERSONAL COLLECTION COPY . . . WITH HIS HAND-WRITTEN NOTES LAID IN . . . FIRST AND ONLY EDITION . * This is Mestler's personal collection copy. The hand written notes by Mestler were used as the basis for entries in his historic bibliography: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . These notes are excellent examples of Japanese medicine, medical practice, medicines, instruments, organs and related. They were transcribed [mostly verbatim] into the his text for GALAXY. . MESTLER'S HAND-WRITTEN NOTES: These are excellent examples of Japanese medicine, medical practice, medicines, instruments, organs and related. They were transcribed [mostly verbatim] into the his text for historic A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . *** THE NOTES: This set was annotated on 2 slips papers by Mestler in his handwriting and initialed "GEM.' There is also a note to "Vincent [his assistant] to make two 4 x 5 inch glossy prints [photos] left recto..." These notes & photos were transcribed and incorporated in to his GALAXY. . An additional note assists in bibliographical annotations used to describe this work, and its fascinating aspects. . *** CONDITION OF GORDON E. MESTLER PERSONAL COPY: . Volume 1 has a bit of minor old worming to front covers and inside a single worm hole to several pages, text legible, else a very clean on bright paper, solidly bound. . Volume 2 is very clean internally, no worming. it lacks the title slip. . Otherwise, both volumes covers are a bit dusty, the contents remain very bright and clean. . *** END OF SPECIAL MESTLER COLLECTION COPY NOTES *** . * THE BELOW DETAILS APPLY TO ALL COPIES . . * THE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION * . PROFUSELY WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATED: Complete in 2 volumes. This work was written as the "Supplement" SAN RON. . *** THE KAGAWA FAMILY OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS: The Kagawas passed on their knowledge to their sons and family members. They have been respected as the most brilliant physicians who influenced medicine in Japan. . WHO WAS KAGAWA GENTEKI [the senior [1700-1777]: He was a member of the Kagawa family of physicians and medical practitioners. He published the SAN RON. . Genteki junior [1739-1779] was also known by his alternate names: Genetsu, Shigen or Korin.. He was the adopted son of Geneteki the senior. . He published a "supplement" his father's work naming it SAN RON YOKU, it corrected errors in the elder's work, with his ingenious inventions of instruments for forced delivery, with other additions. . SAN RON YOKU established the first true scientific treatise on "forced child birth," in Japan, published in 1765. . Genteki [junior] outlined how he ingeniously "invented" many birth "tools" [instruments], various methods for forced child-birth and delivery. He made nets, clamps and rope pullers from mundane and ordinary Japanese native items. . He often used anything he could find as an obstetrical instrument, including whale bones, fishing nets, scissor-like clamps and so many others. This became the most reliable and standard work on the subject, studied by medical students, midwives and others interested in assisted child birth. . * Mestler stated: "The SAN RON was destined to be the standard authority on obstetrics in Japan for at least a hundred years. That classic work was followed by the SAN RON YOKU written in 1775, by Kagawa [1739-1179], the adopted son of Genetsu, as a "supplement" to the SAN RON and to correct the errors in the published work of his mentor, the elder Kagawa, resulting in a considerable improvement in obstetrical methods." GALAXY pp.300,494 et al. . "Kagawa carried out experiments in order to verify the efficacy of the medicine he practiced, and developed his own form of obstetrics in Japan from that time onwards." Quoted from ISHIMPO, see below for additional details. . *** THE CONTENTS: The work was assisted midwives or others who were concerned and involved with the pregnancy, child delivery, postpartum care for both mother & child. More over, it was a manual assisting difficult baby deliveries. . With chapters on pre-pregnancy & pregnancy, the uterus, pharmacopoeia, medicinal plants and prescriptions, health and hygiene, massage, "shampooing," healthful foods, foods to avoid, bathing, stages of pregnancy, evolution of the fetus, placenta, types of delivery, illustrating and showing the distinctions between monozygotic vs. dizygotic twins. Also illustrating twins enclosed in a single/double egg sack membranes. With other plates showing various types of breech & other "difficult" deliveries clearly pictured. . * THERAPEUTIC USE OF MASSAGE: Of major importance, was Kagawa's advice for therapeutic use of massage [effleurage] for pregnant woman in difficult cases of delivery. This work was an up-date as well as a supplement to the author's earlier title: SAN RON of 1765. Massage was outlined in these two famous and important works. . *** VARIANT COPIES: Variants we know of are slight differences in the overall size of the book, large or trimmed margins, cover colors, the text & illustrations remain identical. . *** RARITY Illustrated woodblock books of this early period on Japanese medicine are RARE and seldom found on the market. These books form the early foundations of Japanese medicine and are always of great interest. These books are mostly Chinese in origin. Japanese copied, re-titled, rewrote them in easy Japanese with Furigana [sound characters] to make sense of the Kambun [old Chinese characters used in Japan]. The books were often enhanced by Japanese creativity, and influenced by Rangaku-sha [Japanese students of Dutch learning], adding new European instruments and methods. . *** WOODBLOCK PRINTED: This early work was hand printed from woodblocks on hand-made Washi [mulberry fiber] paper. . *** REFERENCES: Gordon E. Mestler: GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS cites this title & more on Kagawa on pp.485, 491-2, 494 & 495, 498-99 & 199. Please read the extensive footnote #37, at the bottom of p.493 for other valuable information. . MESTLER, Gordon E. INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN INFLUENCES IN PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE MEDICINE. * M. Standlee: THE GREAT PULSE. Useful text, and similar illustrations from period books, valuable history. * W. Whitney: NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROGRESS IN JAPAN, p.432, #893. * Y. Fujikawa: JAPANESE MEDICINE [Clio Medica], p.81, 1775. I, with substantial historic text on the subject. * VEITH, Ilza. HUANG TI NEI CHING SU WEN: THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CLASSIC OF INTERNAL MEDICINE: pp.48-51. . VEITH, Ilza. THE BEGINNINGS OF JAPANESE OBSTETRICS * ISHIMPO 1000 NEN NO AYUMI: DAWNING OF JAPANESE MEDICINE- ISHIMPO. [Commemorating 1000 Years of "Ishimpo," the Key to Japanese Medicine], p.56 and illustration. * THE ROLE OF DUTCH MEDICINE IN JAPAN: http://docslide.net/documents/dutch-surgery-in-japan.html . *** .

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        Les saisons, poëme. Septième édition.

      Amsterdam, 1775, plein veau glacé de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné à "la grotesque", filet doré encadrant les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. -4 vignettes. - in-8 de 1 frontispice-467 pp. + 1 f. d'errata + 6 figures h.t. ; 7e édition.Cohen, col. 926.On trouve à la suite des Saisons : L'Abénaki, pp. [261] à 304 ; Ziméo (illustré d'une figure), pp. 305 à 340 ; Pièces fugitives, pp. [341] à 382 ; Fables orientales, pp. [383] à 467.Les Saisons sont illustrées de 7 belles figures de Moreau et de 4 vignettes par Chauffard.Il n'existe pas d'édition séparée de Zimeo avant 1936."Dans les trente dernières années du XVIIIe siècle, les œuvres littéraires inspirées par les Antilles présentent des caractéristiques communes par-delà la diversité des genres : roman, théâtre, poésie. Qualitativement, elles sont toutes largement tributaires de Ziméo [ ]. Saint-Lambert s'accordait à la sensibilité d'époque et faisait leur part aux utilités de convention : bon colon, jeunes fiancés malheureux, schéma d'une rébellion. Mais il intégrait ces divers éléments à une intrigue dont l'axe et le message demeuraient la volonté du noir de vivre libre." (Régis Antoine, Les écrivains français et les Antilles, pp. 153-154)."Suite au récit propre, l'auteur ajoute des "réflexions sur les nègres" anti-esclavagistes auxquelles les Ephémérides du citoyen de Dupont de Nemours donneront une large publicité approbatrice en ajoutant à l'appui un argument économique semblable à celui que développera Condorcet dans ses Réflexions sur l'esclavage des Nègres de 1781." (Roger Little, Trinity College Dublin, Les noirs dans la fiction française d'une abolition de l'esclavage à l'autre).

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        Observations historical, critical, and medical, on the Wines of the Ancients

      London: T. Cadell,, 1775. And the Analogy between them and Modern Wines. With general observations on the principles and qualities of water, and in particular on those of Bath. Quarto (253 x 206 mm). Rebound to style in quarter calf, red morocco label to spine, compartments ruled in gilt, marbled paper boards. Engraved frontispiece of a Thermopolium, 2 engraved roundels to title page, all by Isaac Taylor. Contemporary gift inscription (cropped) and library stamp of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland to title page, a few neat pencil and ink annotations to contents. Corners gently bumped, boards lightly rubbed and faded, some offsetting to title page and facing page, repaired tear to fore edge of sig. Ee3, minor foxing and browning to contents, overall a very good copy. First and only edition of "the earliest major work in English on the wines of the ancients, and the first book in English that discusses modern wines" (Gabler). Edward Barry was a doctor by training and served as "physician-general to the forces in Ireland, and professor of physic in the University of Dublin, 1745–61 … [He] wrote on tuberculosis (1726, 1727), and on general medicine (1759). He is credited with puncturing tuberculous cavities to allow healing to take place. Barry wrote a well-produced history of wines (1775), largely devoted to classical times, though there is an appendix on modern wines" (ODNB). Copies as nice as this are seldom encountered on the market, with Taylor's engraved plate commonly absent and several auction records for this title contending that no plate was ever issued, despite the instruction to the binder on the verso of the final page to "Place the Plate between Pages 160 and 161", where the Thermopolium is described. But as the plate is headed "Frontispiece", it is more often bound at the beginning of the volume.

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        Memoires de Vidocq, chef de la police de Sureté jusqu'en 1827, aujourd'hui proprietaire et fabricant de papiers a Saint-Mande, 4 volumes. Paris, Tenon, 1828-1829.

      Original boards, 420+462+434+420 pag. Illustrated with a portrait, engraved by Mlle Coignet. C2023."Very good copy of the first edition of this famous book by Eugene Francois Vidocq (1775-1857), a French criminal and criminalist whose lifestory inspired writers as Victor Hugo and Balzac. He was the founder and first director of the Surete Nationale and he started the first known private detective agency, therefore he is considered the 'father' of modern criminology and of the French police. He is also regarded as the first private detective. In his youth he frequented several prisons."

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