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        Lettres a une princesse dAllmagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie. 3 Bände in einem Band

      Barthelemi Chirol, Genf, 1775. VIII/309/VIII/351/X/351 S. mit zusammen 27 gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln, Ganzleder mit geprägten Rückentiteln (etwas berieben und bestossen/oberes kapital ausgebrochen/alter Besitzername auf Vorsatz) - Leomhard Euler (1707 in Basel - 1783, Sankt Petersburg). Besondere Bedeutung in der Öffentlichkeit erlangte seine popularwissenschaftliche Schrift ,,Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne", die in der ersten Auflage 1768 erschien, in der er in Form von Briefen an die Prinzessin Frederike Charlotte von Brandenburg-Schwedt, eine Nichte Friedrichs des Grossen, die Grundzüge der Physik, der Astronomie, der Mathematik, der Philosophie und der Theologie widmete -

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        RICHARD EARLOM (1742 - 1822). "A Fruit Market". Reich gedeckter Marktstand, mit übervollen Obstkörben, links die Händlerin im Gespräch mit einer eleganten Kundin. Unten Inschrift und Wappen.

      - Schabkunstblatt von R. Earlom und Jan Boeckhorst nach Frans Snyders bei John Boydell, dat. 1775, 36 x 57 cm. Nagler Bd. IV, S. 245: "Der grösste Schabkünstler Englands". Earlom "bereitete seine Platte mit einer höchst einzähnigen Wiege zu, daher boten sie in den dunklen Stellen den feinsten Sammt dar, warfen aber aus derselben Ursache auch nur eine geringe Anzahl von Abdrücken ab". - Aus der bekannten Folge: "Die vier Märkte". - In den Rändern nur minimal gebräunt.

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        Verlustiging der oogen en van den geest, of verzameling van allerley bekende hoorens en schulpen.

      Amsterdam, F, Houttuyn 1775 - Tle. 4-6 (von 6) in 1 Bd. 4°. 1 nn. Bl., 12 nn. Bl., m. 100 (90) altkol. Kupfertafeln. HLdr.d.Zt. m. RVerg. u. RSchild., (etw. ber., Rücken etw. brüchig u. verfärbt). Nissen ZBI 2236. - Bd. 2 mit den Teilen 4-6 eines der schönsten Werke über Muscheln des 18. Jahrhunderts in der holländischen Ausgabe. - Die Vorlagen für die prächtig kolorierten Kupfertafeln wurden von dem Nürnberger Kupferstecher und Kunsthändler Georg Wolfgang Knorr geschaffen und von Ph. L. Statius Müller beschrieben (Thieme-B. XXI, 30-31). - Vor- u. Nachsatz gering fl., Vorsatz mit Überklebung, sehr gutes sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres philosophiques de Mr de la Mettrie. Nouvelle édition, corrigée & augmentée. Tome premier. (second et troisième).

      A Berlin. 1775 - Trois tomes en 2 vol. in- 12 ; 1er vol. : IV- 296 pp. ; 2nd vol. : (4)- 270- (2) pp. ; 150 pp. ; basane marbrée fauve, dos à nerfs ornés, roulette or sur les coupes, tranches rouges, rel. de l' ép. Une des éditions parues après l' originale in- 4 de 1751. P. Lemée, dans son étude sur La Mettrie (1925), donne celles d' Amsterdam, 1774, et de Berlin, 1796, comme les plus complètes. Or la nôtre, Berlin, 1775, a exactement le même contenu. Erreurs de pagination, sans manque, dans le tome I, accrocs aux coiffes, (la coiffe sup. du tome I arasée), coins légèrement émoussés, autres défauts mineurs, reste un bon ex. Qq. fines notes anciennes, à l' encre, dans les marges, un jugement global plutôt négatif en regard du titre du tome I, de la même main. Ex-libris gravé au 1er contreplat : "N'oyant que moi Biéville". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Heimführung der Braut, 1775

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 133. Grösse: 4,8 x 12 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 12,3 x 21,3 cm. Zustand: Guter Zustand. Beschreibung: „Voran nach Links schreitet Hymen mit brennender Fackel und Siegesfahne mit der Inschrift ‚AU RENDÉS VOUS‘; dahinter reitet ein die Geige spielender Mann, auf einem Hunde: die Treue und Freude. Diesem folgt eilenden Schrittes der Bräutigam, der auf dem Rücken die in einem Korbe sitzende junge Frau trägt; auf seinem Halse sitzt Amor mit verbundenen Augen, den er an den Beinen festhält. Hinter ihm geht ‚das Charivari der Franzosen‘: ein Dudelsackpfeifer mit Stelzfuss, auf dem Rücken einen Kessel tragend, auf welchem ein hinter ihm tanzender Harlekin trommelt. Ueber diesen letzten zwei Figuren fliegt nach Links ein Storch." (Engelmann 1857, S. 86). Engelmann vermerkt zur Entstehung des Blattes: "Dieses Blätchen wurde bey Gelegenheit einer Hochzeit seines Freundes Barthelemy, eines Eisenhändlers, dann Rentiers, zuletzt Secretairs des französischen Consistoriums in Berlin, gemacht, um es als Karte zu gebrauchen, welche mit den Namen eines jeden Gastes bezeichnet, auf die Couverts gelegt wurde. Seine in dem Korbe sitzende junge Frau war eine geb. Kolbe, Tante des kürzlich verstorbenen Malers Kolbe in Berlin" (Handschriftlich vom Künstler.)" (Engelmann 1857, S. 86). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        L'art du tourneur mécanicien

      Paris, Roubo, 1775. 1775, 1775, in-folio, VIII-390 pp, 45 planches gravées en taille-douce (la n° 12 étant bis), dont une dépliante, demi-veau havane de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièces de titre rouges, plats modernes, Édition originale de cette "première partie", seule parue, complète des 45 planches gravées sur cuivre d'après les dessins d'André-Jacob Roubo et de Goussier par Le Roy, Benard, Pelletier, Berthault, Milsan, Beurlier et Michelinot. La planche n° 31 est ornée en tête d'une jolie représentation d'un atelier de tourneur en bois et en ivoire. L'ouvrage fait partie des "Descriptions des arts et métiers, faites ou approuvées par Messieurs de l'Académie royale des sciences". Hulot, maitre tourneur et mécanicien breveté du Roi, mort en 1781, était un proche du célèbre menuisier André-Jacob Roubo, auprès duquel il fit paraître ce manuel. La seconde partie n'a jamais vu le jour. Quérard IV, 160. Bel exemplaire, habilement restauré

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        Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quæ in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris rubri geographica.

      Hauniæ (København), 1775. Ex officina Mölleri, aulæ Typographia. 4:o. 19,(1),XXXIV,(2, last blank),164 pp. + engraved folding map. Contemporary full calf. Red coloured edges. Front board with water soiling to outer edge. Some small holes with loss of surface of the calf. Lower board with loss of surface at lower outer corner. Interior with large margins. Clean, no foxing. Small label on front paste-down. 25 x 19,5 cm. Namnet skrives ibland Pehr Forsskål. Forsskål var en av Linnés viktigaste lärjungar. I Uppsala förvärvade han kunskaper i botanik som gjorde att han rekryterades till den danska forskningsexpeditionen till sydvästra delen av Arabiska halvön som startade i januari 1761. I Jemen drabbades Forsskål av malaria och avled den 11 juli 1763. Den ende överlevande av expeditionens fem deltagare var Carsten Niebuhr som återkom till Danmark 1767. Om Forsskål skriver Niebuhr senare bland annat: "Forsskål var den lärdaste mannen i hela sällskapet, och hade han kommit tillbaka levande skulle han kanske ha varit den lärdaste i hela Europa. Han var arbetsam, han föraktade alla faror, besvärligheter och försakelser. Hans fel var hans diskussionslust, hans självrådighet och hans hetsighet". Forsskåls unika insamlade forskningsmaterial fördes till Köpenhamn och den första dokumentationen från expeditionen utgavs på 1770-talet. En av de växter som Forsskål skickat hem gav Linné namnet Forsskaolea med tilläggsbeteckningarna tenacissima, hispida, adhaerens, uncinata (hårdnackad, vild, envis, kantig) till Forsskåls minne. Carsten Niebuhr utgav postumt Peter Forsskåls Descriptiones animalium , Flora Ægyptiaco-Arabica og Icones rerum naturalium.

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        Mémoire sur la nature du Principe qui se combine avec les Métaux pendant leur calcination et qui en augmente le poids" in Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Année 1775 pp. 520-526, 1778 WITH "Expériences sur la respiration des animaux et sur les changements qui arrivent à l'air par leur poumon" & "Mémoire sur la combustion des chandelles dans l'air atmosphérique et dans l'air éminemment respirable" & "Mémoire sur la combustion en général" in Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Année 1777, pp. 185-194; pp. 195-204; pp. 592-600, 1780)

      FIRST EDITION, LAVOISIER'S OFFICIAL EASTER MEMOIR ON THE COMPOSITION OF AIR & A SECOND MEMOIR VOLUME IN WHICH HE MADE A NUMBER OF FURTHER STUDIES OF OXYGEN & ITS ROLE IN RESPIRATION & COMBUSTION. In the first work, Lavoisier proposed that ordinary air is composed of two different gases, one "highly respirable" (that he named "oxygen") and the other (later named nitrogen) that was unable to support combustion or respiration. This work is commonly referred to as Lavoisier's "Easter Memoir" because he presented an earlier version to the Academy around Easter of 1775; as this is the 1778 revised version, historians regard it as Lavoisier's "official" Easter Memoir (Wikipedia). In April, 1778, "Lavoisier read for a second time the memoir in which he had originally demonstrated, in April 1775, that mercury precipitate reduced without charcoal disengages not fixed air, but the 'air itself entire', or 'the purest portion of the air'. He made some revisions in the text that have attracted widespread attention from historians" (Holmes, Lavoisier, 137). In the time between 1775 and 1778, Lavoisier repeated some of performed some new experiments of his own and repeated some of Priestley's. In the 1778 'official' version, Lavoisier "altered the language in which he had described that air, calling it now 'the most salubrious, the most pure portion of the air', and air 'in an eminently respirable state'. Fastening on to this last phrase, he again referred to the air later in his memoir as 'eminently respirable air'. At the same time he deleted references to it in the original version as 'common air', and eliminated the experimental description that it reacted to the nitrous air test in the same manner as common air… "Historians have tended to treat with suspicion the textual changes Lavoisier made. The implication seems to be that he sought to represent himself as having clearly understood in 1775 that the air released from the mercury calx is a specific portion of the atmosphere when, in fact, he had then still not distinguished it unambiguously from ordinary air. If one couples this suspicion with acceptance of Priestley's charge that Lavoisier had obtained the idea for the experiment from him in the first place, then one creates an image of Lavoisier as one who is known to have had an 'occasional tendency to allow the work of others to pass as his own'. "There is, however, no solid evidence that in making these changes he was attempting to rewrite history… His motivation was probably [simple]. By the spring of 1778, when his new theoretical edifice had solidified, the experiments on mercury calx would have come to appear to him as one of the decisive experimental foundations on which he had erected it. Yet when he looked back on the paper which reported these experiments from the vantage point he had since attained, the descriptions of the air he had identified in it would have appeared confused, ambiguous, and inconsistent. "The embarrassment of allowing such flaws to remain, in what he could now anticipate might someday be regarded as a classic paper, is obvious. Since the paper had yet to appear in the Memoirs of the Academy, chronically two to three years late in publication, he had a convenient opportunity to avoid that outcome" (Holmes, Lavoisier and the Chemistry of Life). CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: De l'Imprimerie royal. Two volumes, complete. 4to (10.5 x 8.25). Année 1775: [12], 575, [3]. 11 folding engraved copperplates. Année 1777: [14], 664, [4]. 14 engraved copperplates. Both volumes handsomely rebound in full calf to match the original bindings of the period. 5 raised bands at the spine, gilt-tooled in the compartments. 2 red morocco spine labels, also gilt-tooled. Handsome wide margins throughout. Slight toning throughout, otherwise bright and very clean. Near fine condition.

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        Les Saisons, poëme

      Seventh edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, a jewel on the title and 4 figures by Moreau the Younger, 4 delicious vignettes by Choffard for The Seasons, and 2 figures of Moreau the Younger for Tales, Poems and fugitive Eastern Fables.Binding nineteenth full blue morocco night. Back with five nerves decorated with florets countryside (vines, wheat and sickle, game and hunting horn ...) and gilded boxes. Triple net and golden geometric lace framing boards. Large gold lace framing of paper contreplats to the tank and bookplates. s.n. Paris 1775 xxxvj (1p.) 38-467pp. (1f. errata) relié

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        Traité de la construction théorique et pratique du scaphandre ou du bateau de l'homme...

      P., chez Debure père et chez l'auteur, 1775, pet. in 8°, de XLVIII-328pp.-3ff., ill. de 4 planches se dépl., demi-veau époque, dos lisse orné, bel exemplaire. Très rare édition originale de cet ouvrage pionnier décrivant le scaphandre de l'invention de l'auteur (il aussi l'inventeur du mot). Ce scaphandre en liège permettait de se déplacer en marchant verticalement dans les eaux profondes, et l'auteur fit lui-même plusieurs démonstrations de son invention dans la Seine à Paris, puis en 1768 devant le Roi Louis XV en forêt de Sénart. Il recense tous les usages civils et militaires de son invention, et la 2° édition de 1804 inclue même un projet de formation d'une légion nautique ou d'éclaireurs des côtes, destinée à opérer des débarquements...(sic). ¶ Poggendorff I.1338 - Honeyman collect. n°1871 - Polak n°4972.

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        An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence, from Fort Frontenac ot the Island of Anticosti shewing the Soundings, Rocks, Shoals, &c with Views of the Lands and all necessary Instructions for navigating that River to Quebec.

      London. Robert Sayer. 1775. Copperplate engraved map, outline handcolor, 23 1/2 x 37 inches (60 x 94 cm) plus margins. Printed on two joined sheets. 1 inch split at one fold intersection with two 1/2 inch tears from this, one short split at another fold intersection, top left corner creased with several foxing spots, small spot at upper right edge (just before L of Labrador, a couple of extra creases at 2 lower folds, split at two left fold ends just to neat line. An extremely detailed and fascinating map of this strategic area of North America, with several insets and two profiles. Scale of the main map is 3 inches to 10 "English & French Leagues" (1: 695,000). At left is a several paragraph text "account of the Navigation of the River St. Laurence from Lake Ontario to the Isle of Anticosti" "given by a Gentleman who lately made that Voyage."

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ASTRONOMIE ANCIENNE, DEPUIS SON ORIGINE JUSQU'À L'ÉTABLISSEMENT DE L'ÉCOLE D'ALEXANDRIE

      Paris: Chez Les Freres DEBURE. Good. 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed on title page by "Le Chevalier De Corberon" (Marie Daniel Bourrée Corberon, baron de; 1748-1810). He was a French diplomat to the Russian court in St. Petersburg & authored a book about his experiences. Also, armorial bookplate of "Sir James Gomer Berry" a millionaire publisher & industrialist. The author, Jean Sylvain Bailly ( 1736 ? 1793) , was a French astronomer, mathematician, freemason, and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. He served as the mayor of Paris from 1789 to 1791, and was ultimately guillotined during the Reign of Terror. Contemporary mottled calf with faded gilt decoration/lettering on spine. Both joints cracked with covers firmly attached. Spine ends & edges worn & corners rubbed through. Internally text is tight, clean & intact with light age toning mostly on the first & last few pages. [xxii, 526 pp, 3 folding plates] Marbled endpapers. French text. Astronomy, Science. ; B&W & Color Drawing; 8vo; 526 pages .

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        Récréation (La) Françoise où Nouveau Jeu Historique et Chronologique DES ROIS DE FRANCE Incisione in rame colorata da mano coeva. Gioco di 67 caselle numerate, spirale, antiorario, centripeto che illustra la storia dei Re di Francia da Pharamond a Luigi XVI. Il gioco è molto simile al gioco stampato sempre da Crepy con titolo: "Nouveau Jeu Historique et Cronologique des Rois de France. In queste due edizioni, che oltre al titolo presentano altre piccole differenze, alla casella 66 l'immagine di Luigi XV è sormontata da quella di Luigi XVI casella 67. Quindi il gioco originariamente di 66 caselle e databile 1750 viene modificato con l'aggiunta di una nuova casella in occasione dell'elezione di Luigi XVI avvenuta nel 1775. Regole del gioco in lingua francese al centro del percorso.

      1775.

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        Carte des Déclinaisons et Inclinaisons de L'Aiguille Aimantée redigée d'après la table des observations Magnétiques faites par les Voyageurs depuis l'année

      Schneider, 1775. Copper engraving, mm 1000x1090. An uncommon chart designed to display magnetic variation in the Pacific, published in Buffon's 'Histoire Naturelle', in the mineralogy volumes. As this section was not as popular as the bird volumes it is believed that only 250 copies of this edition were printed. Australia and New Zealand show Cook's discoveries

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        A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ON THE DAY INTENDED FOR THE CHOICE OF COUNSELLORS, AGREEABLE TO THE ADVICE OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS...

      Watertown, Ma, 1775. 29pp. Half title. Contemporary ownership inscription on front wrapper. Somewhat tanned, scattered foxing. Very good. William Gordon, later one of the first American historians of the Revolution, reflects on the situation of the Continental Congress in a sermon before the General Court of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress on July 19, 1775. Gordon himself was, "a vigorous partisan of independence and in 1775 was made chaplain to both houses of the Provincial Congress assembled at Watertown. Congress possessed great confidence in him and voted him a good horse and access to the prisoners of war." Of the forthcoming conflict, Gordon says in his address: "He who does not mean to bear a part in the public burdens of the day, but to escape wholly unhurt in property and person is no patriot; while he that, instead of serving, designs only to serve himself of the public, to acquire riches and raise a fortune out of the general calamity, must be really the worst of men, cannot deserve the protection of the state, and when discover'd must be detested by every true son and daughter of liberty, as being a most odious character." AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 168. ESTC W3243. EVANS 14073. SABIN 28010.

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        Chart containing the greater part of the South Sea to the South of the Line, with the Islands dispersed thro' the same. South America with the adjacent Islands in the Southern Ocean and South Sea.

      London. R. Sayer & J. Bennett. 10 June 1775. Copperplate engraving with outline handcolor on two conjoined sheets of thick laid paper. 21 3/4 17 x 43 1/2 inches (neatline), folded as issued. Band of light soiling at the left edge of the sheet, tear entering 2 inches into map image at upper left edge (with light discoloration to verso from tape residue, not visible on map), short separations in margins along a couple of folds, several other short edge tears, scattered light foxing. This comprises sheets V and VI of the large chart of the Americas by John Green the pseudonym of Braddock Mead, and covers the area from New Zealand and the Queen Charlottes Isles to Tierra Del Fuego and the east coast of Brazil. There is great detail regarding the routes of explorers and their observations. Many bays and capes named in New Zealand as well as a "Mount Camet," and great detail along the southern coast of south America. "Is. of Ice seen by Frezier in 1712" is noted in two places off Cape Horn at approximately 58 degrees south latitude.

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        Lectures on the art of reading; First Part: Containing The Art of Reading Prose. By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. Author of Lectures on Elocution, British Education, &c

      London printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; J. Wilkie, St. Paul's Church-Yard; E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and T. Davies, Russel-Str 1775 First Edition. 8vo; xii, 392pp. Beautifully bound by Fitterer to period style in full speckled calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, original olive-green lettering piece gilt. An excellent example, the pages clean, bright, and free of foxing. Lowndes 2380. Fine¶Sheridan was an Irish stage actor, educator (and incidentally, godson of Jonathan Swift and father of the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan), as well as a major proponent of the elocution movement. In Western classical rhetoric, elocution was one of the five core disciplines of pronunciation, which was the art of delivering speeches. It emerged as a formal discipline during the eighteenth century. Sheridan's lectures on the subject, collected in Lectures on Elocution (1762) and Lectures on Reading (1775), provided directions for marking and reading aloud passages from literature. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Erbauliche Betrachtungen über das Evangelium von den zehen Jungfrauen Matt. 25 v I - 13. im Jahr 1742

      Leipziger Intelligenz Comtoir 1775 - Hardcover/gebunden 238 Seiten 180x110 mm Sprache: de 220 gr Unser Service für Sie: Originalfoto(s) und detaillierte Zustandsbeschreibung // Halblederausgabe. Altdeutsche Schrift. Einband an mehreren Stellen beschädigt. Fadenbindung leicht gelockert, jedoch keine losen Blätter. Papier nachgedunkelt, stellenweise fleckig. Auf den Einbandinnendeckeln Klebereste. Einige Seiten weisen kleine Beschädigungen auf. Ein Namenseintrag auf der Vorsatzseite, darüber hinaus keine Einträge und Anstreichungen. // Werktäglicher Versand. Sichere Verpackung in Luftpolsterfolie. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer möglich. Schnelle Beantwortung Ihrer Fragen vor und selbstverständlich auch nach der Bestellung. Geld-zurück-Garantie inklusive Übernahme der Portokosten im Falle einer Rücksendung. // [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The defects of police the cause of immorality, and the continual robberies committed, particularly in and about the metropolis:

      4to., (2) + xxxiv + 288pp., contemporary calf gilt, neatly rebacked, spine fully gilt with labels. A very good copy indeed.Publisher: London: printed for J. Dodsley; and Brotherton and Sewell,Year: 1775Edition: First edition. Higgs 6458. Goldsmiths 11353. Kress 7115. Williams II, p.362.

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        Le philosophe sans prétention ou l'homme rare Ouvrage physique, chymique, politique et morale, dédié aux savants.

      Paris, Clousier, 1775, in 8°, de 350 pp., ill. d'un joli front. gravé représentant une machine volante et de 2 vignettes gravées par Boissel in t., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, tr. marbrées, qq. rares fines rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire finement relié. Edition originale de cette célèbre utopie scientifique, sorte de fiction astronautique originale qui décrit l'arrivée sur terre d'un habitant de Mercure dans une machine volante électrique, dont la description est considérée comme la première anticipation de la dynamo (cf. Duhem Musée de l'aéronautique). Cet étonnant aérostat décrit et représenté en frontispice est aussi considéré comme la première machine volante "électrique" par Mohler et Nicolson ("The first Electrical Flying Machine", in Essays Contributes in Honor of W. A. Neilson, 1939 ). Rappelons que La Folie était chimiste et auteur de plusieurs innovations en matière de vernis et teintures. L'habitant de Mercure donne d'ailleurs ici de nombreuses explications concernant l'Alchimie, l'électricité, la gravitation, la géologie, les tremblements de terre etc... Rare et curieux ouvrage. ¶ Caillet n°5969 - Tissandier 8 - Duhem 128 - Cohen 546 - Versins utopie p.276 - Nicolson Voyage to the Moon p.195/200 - Wellcome III. 430.

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        Traité théorique et pratique du jeu des échecs par une Société d'Amateurs.

      P., Stoupe, Et au Café de la Régence, 1775, in 12, de XII-412pp. 2ff., cart. papier moucheté époque, étiquette au dos, bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce traité rédigé par les joueurs du célèbre Café de la Régence : Léger, Bernard, Carlier & Verdoni... C'est une sorte de complément didactique au traité de Philidor, qui fréquentait lui-même le café de la Régence, de même que Voltaire. Ce Café fut un haut lieu des échecs pendant plus de 100 ans. ¶ Gay jeux p.105 "Assez bon livre... fait par Léger, Bernard, Carlier & Verdoni, forts joueurs du XVIIIe siècle".

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        Traité de la construction théorique et pratique du scaphandre, ou du bateau de l'homme.

      Paris, Debure, l'auteur, 1775. ____ Première édition. Elle est illustré par 4 belles gravures sur cuivre sur deux planches dépliantes. L'abbé de La Chapelle (1710-1792) mathématicien, est l'inventeur du mot scaphandre : (du grec, scaphos pour barque ou bateau et andros pour l'homme). C'est un habit de toile, de cuir et de liège qui permet de se déplacer à la surface de l'eau. L'auteur en fit lui-même la démonstration sur la Seine. "Cette espèce de cuirasse permet de faire à la nage toutes sortes de manoeuvres comme de manger, boire, lire, écrire, combattre, charger le fusil ou le pistolet, tirer, chasser, pêcher, se sauver des naufrages, sans jamais pouvoir couler au fond, calfater un vaisseau en pleine mer, ou l'y radouber, faire passer à un corps de troupes, sans ponts, sans bateaux, sans radeaux & surtout sans bruit, les plus grands fleuves et les plus rapides, lui faciliter une descente par mer, sur une côte ou sur une terre..." Exemplaire aux armes du marquis de Mailly : Augustin-Joseph de Mailly (1708-1794), commandant en chef en Roussillon et maréchal de France, participa à de nombreuses batailles lors des guerres de Louis XV et finit guillotiné après avoir défendu Louis XVI. Olivier pl. 2043 attribue ce fer à son oncle Victor-Alexandre, mais celui-ci étant mort en 1754, ce fer n'a pu être utilisé que par Augustin-Joseph de Mailly, à qui Olivier attribue trois autres fers, dont le premier est très similaire à celui-ci (pl. 2044). Bel exemplaire.***** First edition. La Chapelle is the inventor of the French word "scaphandre" (aqua-lung), from the Greek, scaphos for boat and andros for man. His device described in this book is rather a diving suit, made of canvas, leather and cork allowing to move on the surface of the water. Very fine copy with coat of arms of marquis de Mailly. In-8. [167 x 103 mm] Collation : XLVIII, 328, (6) pp., 2 planches dépliantes. Veau marbré, dos orné, armes dorées sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Bibliothek der Geschichte der Menschheit. Dritter und vierter Band in einem Band ( von insgesamt 8 erschienenen Bänden ) - Widmungsexemplar des Herausgebers Henze -

      ( Ohne Verfasserangabe Verfasser ermittelt ) Mit 254 272 Seiten, goldgeprägter Oldr mit marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren und umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8 ( 16,5 x 10 cm ). Inhalt des 3. Bandes: Fortsetzung und Beschluß der Beschreibung von Guinea ( bis Seite 104 ) / Von den Issinesen, Bewohnern des Königreichs Issini auf der Goldküste / Einwohner auf Senegal in den benachbarten obern Gegenden von Nigritien / Einwohner des südlichen Theils von Amerika ( = Auszüge aus der Beschreibung von Patagonien und den angränzenden Theilen von Südamerika aus dem Englischen des Herrn Thomas Falkner, Gotha 1775 ) /// Der vierte Band mit: Einwohner von Grönland. Aus David Cranz Historie von Grönland, 2 Theile, Barby 1765 ( mit 166 Seiten ) / Einwohner von Island. Aus R. Horrebows zuverlässigen Nachrichten von Island. Aus dem Dänischen, Kopenhagen , 1753 / Einwohner von Island. Aus den Briefen, welche eine von Herrn D. Uno von Troil im Jahr 1772 nach Island angestellte Reise betreffend, Aus dem Schwedischen mit Anmerkungen übersetzt, Upsala und Leipzig, 1779. Der Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken mit kleineren Fehlstellen zu den Kapitalen hin sowie hier etwas angeplatzt, das Titelschildchen auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken fehlt. Innen mit mehreren alten Besitzvermerken und altem handschriftlichen Widmungsvermerk auf dem Vorsatzblatt durch den Herausgeber Valentin August Henze * der Demoiselle...seiner vollkommsten....gewidmet von dem Verfasser Valentin August Henze * ( undatierte Widmung ). Wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt bzw. etwas eselsohrig. Insgesamt von recht guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 350 Gramm ) ( Lagerort: Richey, DG )

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         Illustrations of Masonry the second edition corrected and enlarged.

      London, printed for J. Wilkie, 1775, in 12, de XXVII- 4ff. 300pp., pl. veau brun époque, dos et coins refaits au XIXe siècle, gardes renouvelées, plats frottés sinon bon exemplaire. Envoi d'un Thomas Preston "to Bro. J.G. Parkinson, march 1875" Rare seconde édition. C'est un grand classique recherché de la maçonnerie anglaise, une mise en valeur des aspects philosophiques et spirituels de la maçonnerie. W. Preston fut Past-Master de la "Lodge of Antiquity" et Député Grand Secrétaire de la Grande Loge des Modernes. ¶ Caillet ne cite qu'une édition allemande - Wolfstieg 1365 - Vibert The rare books in freemasonry p.29 (ne signale pas la 2e édition comme rare, et pourtant...) - cat Copac seulement 3ex. (Brit. Libr., Aberdeen, Nat. Libr. Scot.)

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        La contagion sacrée, ou histoire naturelle de la superstition. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais

      S.n.. New edition. The original date of 1768. Cardboard pink contemporary. Back smooth threads. Part of title in brown calf. Smear on boards and caps. Although the text was presented as a translation of Jean Trichard, the work is Baron d'Holbach. This story superstition is an indictment against the merciless persecution and political and religious tyrannies what they were, which made terrorized by fear and bigotry as by political ambition. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. Londres [Amsterdam?] 1775 in-12 (10x17cm) 188pp. , 192pp. 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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        A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the rocks and soundings drawn from surveys taken by... James Cook and Michael Lane...

      London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennet, 53 Fleet Street, 1775. Engraved chart, 560 x 750 mm. Attractive large-format map of the entire coast of Newfoundland, and a striking testament to Cook's incredible skill as a cartographer: this map was used in a beautiful demonstration in the recent BBC series on Cook hosted by Vanessa Collingridge in which his map was overlaid with satellite photographs to show the fundamental accuracy of his work. His name, as well as that of Matthew Lane, is printed prominently in the cartouche. It was the Newfoundland survey which established Cook's reputation as the pre-eminent naval hydrographer and ultimately led to his being appointed to the command of the Endeavour.After serving his apprenticeship aboard Whitby colliers, Cook entered the Royal Navy in 1758 to fight the French in North America, and famously charted the St. Lawrence River at Quebec. The need for a Newfoundland survey arose at the conclusion of the Seven Year's War, where the English asserted their fishing rights in the region. French fisherman were allowed limited concessions for catching and curing cod from these rich waters, but to enforce the terms of the Paris treaty of 1763 new and accurate charts were needed. Cook was selected as master of the Greville in 1764, and the Newfoundland surveys occupied the next three years. During this time he observed and recorded a solar eclipse using a quadrant by London instrument maker John Bird (whose tools were likewise used by Cook and astronomer Charles Green during their observation of the Transit of Venus), and prepared a paper read before the Royal Society in 1766. His work in the region 'established for him a well-deserved reputation with the higher authorities' (Rear-Admiral H.P. Douglas, Cook as a Hydrographical Surveyor). The publication of Cook's survey work fell to Thomas Jeffreys, and this map was included in his American Atlas of 1775. A little rubbed and toned, very good condition.

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      

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        A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, Drawn from a great number of hydrographical surveys, chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu, connected and ascertained by astronomical observations.

      London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennet, 53 Fleet Street, 1775. Engraved chart, 540 x 705 mm. with simple early handcolouring to the coastlines. Attractive large-format map of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, derived from the survey work of James Cook and Matthew Lane, and with their names printed prominently in the cartouche. It was the Newfoundland survey which established Cook's reputation as the pre-eminent naval hydrographer and ultimately led to his being appointed to the command of the Endeavour.After serving his apprenticeship aboard Whitby colliers, Cook entered the Royal Navy in 1758 to fight the French in North America, and famously charted the St. Lawrence River at Quebec. The need for a Newfoundland survey arose at the conclusion of the Seven Year's War, where the English asserted their fishing rights in the region. French fisherman were allowed limited concessions for catching and curing cod from these rich waters, but to enforce the terms of the Paris treaty of 1763 new and accurate charts were needed. Cook was selected as master of the Greville in 1764, and the Newfoundland surveys occupied the next three years. During this time he observed and recorded a solar eclipse using a quadrant by London instrument maker John Bird (whose tools were likewise used by Cook and astronomer Charles Green during their observation of the Transit of Venus), and prepared a paper read before the Royal Society in 1766. His work in the region 'established for him a well-deserved reputation with the higher authorities' (Rear-Admiral H.P. Douglas, Cook as a Hydrographical Surveyor). The publication of Cook's survey work fell to Thomas Jeffreys, and this map was included in his American Atlas of 1775. Margins chipped, old central fold, a little browned but very good.

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        Observationes anatomicae. Historia monstri bicorporis duobus capitis, tribus pedibus, pectore pelvique concreti. Curae renovatae de anastomosi tubulorum lactiferorum mammae mulieris. Concrementa terrestria. Venae capitis et colli. Cum figuris ad vivum expressis.

      Berlin: Apud Gottlieb Augustum Lange, 1775. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Large folio (417 x 266 mm). [8], LXXXVIII pp. Title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette by Berger; 13 folding engraved plates (including 2 dublicate outline plates) by Daniel Berger, Carl Christian Glassbach, C. B. Glassbach, and S. G. Kütner, after Johann Bernard Gottfried Hopffer; type ornament head-piece; decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces. 19th century half mottled sheep over pastepaper, spine ruled and tooled in gilt in compartments with seven raised bands and tan leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, red-dyed edges, marbled pastedowns (boards rubbed, extremities worn, corners bumped, lacking free endpapers). Text with minor browning, plates with little spotting in places, a few leaves with very slight cockling, lower corner of two leaves with tiny holes, a few additional lower corners creased, outer edge of last plate curled with a few short tears. Provenance: Library of Gerald I. Sugarman, MD. An excellent copy. ----Heirs of Hippocrates 1015; Goldschmid 70; NLM/Blake p.480; Engelmann 610/611; Hirsch-H. V, p.835; Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, p. 358. - First edition. "A skilled anatomist and dissectionist, Walter held the chair of anatomy at Frankfurt am Main and founded a huge anatomical museum later purchased by the University of Berlin. The present work deals with developmental anomalies, such as conjoined twins, supernumerary limbs, and abnormalities in blood vessels and viscera. The nine large engravings are drawn from original dissections." (Heirs of Hippocrates 1015). Seltenes Exemplar der hervorragend illustrierten Sammlung von anatomisch-pathologischen Abhandlungen. Johann Gottlieb Walter (1734-1818) studierte in Königsberg und Berlin, wurde 1760 Prosector seines Lehrers Meckel; nach dessen Tod erhielt er 1774 die erste Professur für Anatomie an der Charité, wo er auch zeitweise eine geburtshilfliche Professur betreute. Er galt als einer der geschicktesten Anatomen seiner Zeit und schuf ein bedeutendes anatomisches Museum, das vom Staat für die Berliner Universität angekauft wurde. Very Good.

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        Voyage en Sicile et a Malthe

      Chez Pissot & chez Panckoucke. French Edition Demeunier resulted in the original English having appeared in 1773. Blond Full calf and marbled glossy contemporary. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Some friction. Bookplate plucked boards guard. Nice copy. This collection of letters for William Beckford is a narrative of the author's travels in Sicily and Malthe. In addition to being a true classic description of a journey (manners, monuments), there is remarkable scientific specifics, including the observation of a comet, Etna (the description of the Etna very consistent) and Stromboli. Graesse emphasizes the writing quality of this trip. The author provides specific feedback on the temperature, the population of cities, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Pissot & chez Panckoucke à Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris 1775 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm) relié

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        Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air [volumes I-III]. Experiments and Observations relating to Various Branches of Natural Philosophy; with a Continuation of the Observations on Air [volumes IV-VI, with, at the end of volume I] Phil...

      London / Birmingham: J. Johnson, 1775. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air [volumes I-III]. Experiments and Observations relating to Various Branches of Natural Philosophy; with a Continuation of the Observations on Air [volumes IV-VI, with, at the end of volume I] Philosophical Empiricism: containing Remarks on a Charge of Plagiarism respecting Dr. H--s, interspersed with Various Observations relating to Different Kinds of Air. London: J. Johnson [volumes I-IV]. Birmingham: J. Johnson [volumes V & VI], 1775-86. 8vo. (21x13cm). 6 engraved plates, 5 folding, advertisement leaves at the end of each volume (but lacking after Philosophical Empiricism), half-title in volume I, with the final blank in volumes IV-VI. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Provenance: Sotheby's, Important Medical Books from the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, Sale Oct. 27, 1969. ----Cole 1082. I. cf.Dibner 40; cf.Garrison-Morton 920; Gedeon pp.124-25; Horblit 85; cf.PMM 217. - Second edition of volumes I & II and FIRST EDITION of the remainder of Priestley's greatest work in which he identified and isolated oxygen. 'During this period - in addition to his discovery of oxygen - Priestley described the isolation and identification of ammonia, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide and nitrogen dioxide, and silicon terafluoride. He discussed the properties of mineral acids; further extended the knowledge of photosynthesis; defined the role of blood in respiration: and noted, unknowingly, the differential diffusion of gases through porous containers' (DSB). FIRST EDITION of the Philosophical Empiricism. 'Priestley had been accused of plagiarising Bryan Higgins's experiments on air and wrote this pamphlet in reply to Dr. Brocklesby and Dr. Higgins, In this work Priestley, who had attended some of the lectures given by Higgins, throws some light on the course, gives informations concerning the treatment of air in Higgins's Syllabus and on the personality of Higgins'. 1775-1786. Very Good....

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        An abridgment of penal statutes,

      oblong 8vo., viii558(38)pp., bound in (probably) the original half calf over marbled paper sides, the binding very worn but sound, internally very good. An interesting copy with the early ownership signature of H.L. Brown and the intriguing note, evidently written by the first owner, presumably a lawyer: "October ye 23d 1776. Put into the long pond, by the Temple, 58 brace of carp, & five brace of tench. Into the square pond, seven brace of carp".Publisher: London: W. Strahan and M. Woodfall.Year: 1775Edition: First edition. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.358.

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, In 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775.

      London: F. Newbery, 1775. Octavo, folding frontispiece map and five plates, leaf D2 a cancel as usual; in modern polished light tan calf. First edition, the earliest account of any Antarctic exploration. This is the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, a surreptitious narrative that preceded the official account by some eighteen months. The second voyage marked the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, and John Marra's book thus contains the earliest firsthand account of the Antarctic regions, while the engravings include the earliest Antarctic landscape. Thirty-eight pages of text deal with the Antarctic visit, and the main map shows the passage of Cook's two ships to the high southern latitudes. Marra, a recidivist would-be deserter under Cook, would reappear in history as a First Fleeter, failing again in an attempt to desert when he went bush for three days in Port Jackson in 1789.Although Marra was aboard the Resolution on the Cook voyage, he also gives an account of the voyage of the Adventure during the period when the two ships were separated, including mention of the time the Adventure spent on the Tasmanian coast. 'A rare work... it contains details of many events not recorded in the official account, and a preface recording the causes which led Banks and his staff to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Accordingly it is a vital second voyage item... ' (Davidson).Although published anonymously, this is known to have been the work of John Marra, a Cook regular who was also to be an Australian First Fleeter. As early as September 1775 Cook was aware of the authorship: he had asked the gunner Anderson whether he had written the journal, and Anderson had convinced Marra to come forward. Amazingly, Johann Forster, the controversial naturalist of the second voyage, assisted in getting the book ready for the press (see Kroepelien, 809).Marra (sometimes Mara) was an Irish sailor who had first sailed with Cook on the last leg of the Endeavour voyage, joining the crew in Batavia. He twice attempted to jump ship during the second voyage, the second time swimming desperately for shore as the Resolution left Tahiti. This latter unsuccessful attempt at desertion was only lightly punished by Cook, who mused in his journal that any man without 'friends or connections to confine him to any part of the world' could not 'spend his days better than at one of those isles where he can injoy all the necessaries and some of the luxuries of life in ease and Plenty.' (Beaglehole, Journals, II, p. 404). Although Marra protested that he foresaw no career for himself in the Navy, he would go on to be a gunner's mate on HMS Sirius, flagship of the First Fleet. He does not appear to have mended his ways, and is reported as having been 'lost in the bush for three days on the north shore of Port Jackson in November 1789... ' (Keith Vincent Smith, Tupaia's Sketchbook). Very good.

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        Memoires de Physique sur l'Art de fabriquer le fer, d'en fondre & forger des canons d'artillerie; sur l'histoire naturelle, et sur divers suites particuliers de physique et d'economie

      Paris: Delalain, 1775. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (255x198 mm), xxxvii, [3], 654, [2] pp., including half title and 13 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf with richly decorated gilt-tooled spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Some worming to boards, little wear to extremities. Internally little browned, occasional minor spotting. An outstanding copy of a milestone work in metallurgy. ----Exceedingly rare first edition. Smith, History of Metallography, pp. 132-136: In 1775 Pierre Grignon published the present book on various aspects of iron mineralogy and metallurgy which is of considerable importance to the history of metallurgy and crystallography. Grignon was occupied in the commerical operation of a blast furnace and forge plant and his science stemmed from observations on a much larger scale than those of his laboratry contemporaries. He had the opportunity to see large crystals in shrinkage heads of large castings. The first memoir of structural interest « Mémoire sur les métamorphoses du fer » had been read before the French Academy in 1761, but was not published until 1775. Here, he provides a model of crystal structure which is qualitatively the same as that used by Romé de l'Isle in 1772, by Tobern Bergman in 1773, and particularly by the great Haüy in 1784, and it is not improbable that Grignon's ideas, public but unpublished, provided the stimulus for the mathematical approach of these more famous crystallographers. Although the possibility of solid solutions as a mixed aggregate is implicit in the ideas of many of the corpuscular philosophers, it is Grignon who first describes a crystallographic model of a mixed crystal. - Edition originale. Pierre-Clément Grignon (1723 -1784), savant métallurgiste, maitre de forge, correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, dirigeat les forges de Bayard près de Saint-Dizier. Ami de Buffon, il se livra à divers expériences sur le fer et s'efforça de trouver une méthode pour fondre une meilleure qualité de ce minerai. La fonte des canons représentant une activité de la forge de Bayard, Grignon expérimenta pour leur fabrication une nouvelle matière, la régule de fer ; il participa activement à la rédaction de la section Forges ou l'Art du fer de l'Encyclopédie. Il réuni l'ensemble de ses travaux dans cet ouvrage orné de 13 planches gravées dépliantes. Near Fine.

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        The Works of Nicolas Machiavel, Secretary of State to the Republic of Florence. Translated … by Ellis Farnesworth

      London: Printed for T. Davies, 1775. Folding portrait in vol. I. 4 vols. 8vo. Early twentieth century half brown morocco, t.e.g. Folding portrait in vol. I. 4 vols. 8vo. Irving's Machiavelli. Inscribed on the title-page of volume I, "P.P. Irving from his Uncle Washington"; and again on the title page of vol. III, "P.P. Irving from his Uncle Wash.", and signed "W Irving" on the verso of the half-title. Irving had a long-standing interest in Italian culture, and first began to study Italian in 1804-5; he began to read Dante in Italian in 1823. Since his formal education was scant, Irving embarked on a perpetual course of self education during his years in in England and Europe. On Christmas Eve, 1825, Irving recorded in his Journals that he copied out maxims from Machiavelli, and read Dante, Milton, and Gibbon. Irving had more than thirty nieces and nephews, among them Pierre Munro Irving, his uncle's amanuensis and collaborator in later years; and Pierre Paris Irving (1806-1878), son of Ebenezer, who worked for a time as a merchant and took holy orders in 1826. He served as secretary of the Foreign Committee of the Board of Missions. This copy of the collected works was given to Pierre Paris Irving by his uncle, and was later in the inventory of the great New York bookseller George D. Smith, whom Charles Heartman called "the greatest bookseller the world has ever known" A choice association from the library of the great American author. Provenance: Washington Irving; Pierre P. Irving; George D. Smith, Bookseller item 89 ($250.00)

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        Histoire de Maurice, Comte de Saxe, Duc de Courlande et de Sémigalle, Maréchal-Général des camps & armées de sa Majesté très-chrétienne. Nouvelle édition corrigée et considérablement augmentée, dédiée au Roi.

      Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1775. ____ Illustré par un portrait, 37 plans, 7 cartes et 1 gravure. Maurice de Saxe (1696-1750), le vainqueur de Fontenoy, est considéré comme le plus grand militaire de son temps. Petits défauts aux reliures. Bel exemplaire en maroquin rouge de l'époque, imprimé sur grand papier.*****. 2 volumes in-4. [280 x 215 mm] Collation : portrait, (8), XVI, 8, 526 pp., 24 pl. / (8), 524, (4) pp., 21 pl. Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, filets d'encadrement sur les plats avec fleurons d'angle, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Bibliotheque universelle des romans. Ouvrage périodique dans lequel on donne l'analyse raisonnée des roman anciens et modernes, français, ou traduits dans notre langue. Avec des anecdotes et des notices historiques et critiques concernant les auteurs ou leurs ouvages, ainsi que les moeurs, les usages du temps, les circonstances particulères et relatives, et les personnages connus, déguisés ou emblématiques

      Chez Lacombe. first edition of this book published contemporaryically from July 1775 to December 1776 Head collection of this contemporaryical publication which extended until 1789 and reached 112 volumes.; it is therefore very difficult to meet, even more uniform binding. We know that the first part due to the Marquis de Paulmy is the best of all, it was continued by Martin and others. (We added a 13th volume, even binding the months of February and March 1777). Full calf blond granite. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in green morocco. Besides a very interesting critical apparatus (introductions, commentary and analysis), the library is organized in each volume according to a plan drawn up defining the various types of novels, 8 classes: translation of Greek and Latin novels, romances of chivalry, the historical novel, romance novels, novels spiritualities, satirical and comic novels, historical and news stories, wonderful stories. The first volume contains the golden ass Appulée, The Romance of Merlin, The triumph of the nine knights, Astraea, The Strange Adventures of Lycidas and Cléorithe Basire, The Satyricon, The romance of Melusine Jean d Arras, Le Dauphin by Aulnoy, Good Woman by Mademoiselle de la Force ... There are so rare novels and best known as Don Quixote. Thereafter: Prince Erastus, fairy Perraut, Perceval le Gallois, the Cyropaedia, History Zarine by Nicolas of Damascus, Perceforest king of Britain, Romans Mr. Camus, More's Utopia, and Theagenes Chariclea History knight Tristan, Argenis and Polliarque, History of John Faustus, and many new historical tales and forgotten ... Note that the medieval romances are well represented. It is not that extracts of long novels, the universal library integrating collection whose vocation is to be encyclopedic on the subject, it tends to integrate all chronologically novels from the origin to the contemporary times. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Lacombe à Paris 1775 - 1776 in-12 (9,5x17cm) 26 parties reliées en 13 volumes

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        Les Saisons, poëme

      s.n.. Seventh edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, a jewel on the title and 4 figures by Moreau the Younger, 4 delicious vignettes by Choffard for The Seasons, and 2 figures of Moreau the Younger for Tales, Poems and fugitive Eastern Fables.Binding nineteenth full blue morocco night. Back with five nerves decorated with florets countryside (vines, wheat and sickle, game and hunting horn ...) and gilded boxes. Triple net and golden geometric lace framing boards. Large gold lace framing of paper contreplats to the tank and bookplates. s.n. Paris 1775 xxxvj (1p.) 38-467pp. (1f. errata) relié

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        Anatomici summi septemdecim tabulae quas nunc primum edit atque explicat iisque alias addit de structura mammarum et de tunica testis vaginali.

      First edition Parma: [Giambattista Bodoni for] Regia typographia, 1775. A very fine copy. "The book is one of the finest anatomies of the eighteenth century because of its excellent illustrations and comprehensive commentary." (Heirs of Hippocrates). It is also one of the rarest of the few medical books printed at the celebrated Bodoni Press in Parma, as well as one of the few medical books issued by a private press. ?Norman 1888; Garrison-Morton 399.1; Heirs of Hippocrates 788; Pincus 248. "Santorini was generally acknowledged as the outstanding anatomist of his time. Many corrections and discoveries in the detailed anatomy of the different organs of the human body go back to Santorini. Even today a facial muscle (risorius), a pair of cartilages (comicula) of the larynx, the emissary veins of the skull, and a part of the superior and inferior turbinates of the ethmoid are named after Santorini. The work belongs to the best of its time, not only as regards the dissections and illustrations, but also as to the very elaborate commentary. Of the 21 plates 17 are by Santorini, two of the last four plates belongs to the anatomist Giovanni Battista Covoli, who was drowned, in 1768, in his youth. The other two plates belongs to the editor, Michael Girardi (1731 - 1797), a professor of anatomy in Parma, who also wrote the commentary to Santorini's plates, thus carrying out Covoli's plans. using, in part, posthumous writings of both Santorini and Covoli. All the 21 plates are done with a light crayon effect which, however, does not impair the anatomic clarity of the prints, but even brings out well the differences in the tissues. The unsigned plates were drawn by Giovanni Battista Piazetta (1682 - 1754). A woman, Florentia Marcella, engraved Santorini's plates under his personal supervision. Girardi's two plates are signed and were drawn by Ignazio Gasparetti and engraved by Giuseppe Patrini. The pictures deal with the facial muscles, the base and other parts of the brain, the organs of smell and hearing, the pharynx, the breasts, the heart, the diaphragm with the beginning of the thoracic duct, the stomach, the liver, the intestines, the pancreas, the ileocecal valve, the bladder, the muscles of the perineum, and the genitals. Covoli's plates represent the breasts, the tunics of the testicle and a six months' fetus." (Hagelin, Rare and Important Medical Books, pp. 112-113). Folio (325 x 235 mm), pp. [10], i-xxxv [1], 1-217 [3] and 42 beautifully engraved plates, contemporary half vellum, marbled baords, a very fine and fresh copy, entirely unrestored. Rare in such good condition.

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        The Politician's Dictionary; or, a Summary of Political Knowledge... for the Use of those who would wish to understand whatever occurs in the science of Politics...

      London: Geo. Allen and William Lane, 1775. Two volumes, octavo; a fine copy, complete with half titles, in a simple contemporary binding of sheep. Extremely scarce: the anonymous 'Politician's Dictionary' contains considerable material on colonisation in general, but is of particular significance for its 34-page article on "The Southern Continent" in which the author discusses the geography of the Pacific, the familiar arguments for the existence of a southern continent and the voyages that have demonstrated its existence - Tasman, Quiros, Schouten, Dampier, etc. He continues with a physical description of the continent, the possibilities for its settlement, its uses for trade, agriculture, manufacture, a comparison with other colonial ventures, and the attractions of settling New Zealand and some of the Pacific islands at the same time. In short this is a highly important article which, drawing its information from Harris, De Brosses, Callander and others, discusses from an independent standpoint the advantages to be gained from colonising Australia.The date of publication is particularly interesting. English attention had begun to focus on Australia at the beginning of the 1770s with the first reports of Cook's discoveries, while in 1776 a stop had been put to transportation to America, 40,000 convicts having been sent there before the War of Independence. Parliamentary Acts of 1776 and 1779 enabled the courts to transport convicts to any destination and to hold them in convict hulks in the meantime. Not until 1779 did the Commons hear evidence on the suitability of New South Wales as a penal settlement, and it was another seven years before transportation to Botany Bay was decided upon.The Politician's Dictionary was intended to be read by the decision-makers of the time, and its Australian content is thus of high interest; other articles deal specifically with individual colonies and there are also general essays on Exportation, the North-west and North-east Passages, Privateering in the South-Seas, Settlement in the South-seas, Trade and Whale Fishery.This is a fine copy of a fascinating publication, apparently so far neglected by the historians of the movement to colonise Australia. Volume 1 here is in its first edition while volume 2 is marked second edition; the sole difference between the two editions of the second volume appears to have been the title-page, which may indicate a renewed attempt to market a poor seller. A comparison with the copy of the first edition in the Kress Library shows that the sheets that comprise the text of both editions are identical. The binding very slightly worn with one hinge just cracking, but in absolutely original condition.

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        Broadside, begins: Salve que se canta en las carceles de esta corte, cuando los reos se hallan en la capilla.

      [Spain: No publisher/printer, ca. 1775]. Folio (28.5 x 18.5 cm; 11.25" x 7.25" measured outside of border to outside of border). [1] p. Above the texts of this broadside is a woodcut of "Nuestra Senor de la Paz." Below that is the "title" given above, below which in triple-column format is the "salve." Lastly, there are summaries of three papal indulgences granted to members of two confraternities (Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Campo del Rey, Nuestra Senora de la Paz) and to other faithful Christians who aid the condemned in their last hours and have purchased a bull of the Holy Crusade    => The woodcut and the border surrounding the text have been hand-colored in shades of red, green, pink, and blue.    Dating of the broadside is based on the watermark and the typography.    => No copies found via NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, CCPBE, or REBUIN. Very good condition. => Very attractive.

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        A Collection of Voyages chiefly in the Southern Atlantick Ocean. Published from Original M.S.S. By Alexander Dalrymple.

      London: Printed for the Author, Sold by J. Nourse [and others], 1775. Quarto, with three engraved charts; an excellent large copy (partly uncut) in a good modern binding of light sprinkled calf antique. The only edition: this very rare collection of voyages was published by Dalrymple to prove the existence of a southern land in the Atlantic rather than the Pacific, and to lobby for its colonisation.This book contains the first published account of the first English scientific voyage of discovery. In 1698 scientist and astronomer was appointed to command the Paramour to the South Atlantic with the express purpose of observing and measuring meteorological phenomena, magnetic variations, and the like. The Paramour reached as far south as 52° latitude before icebergs proved hazardous; Halley's account is here included to bolster Dalrymple's belief in a landmass located in the South Atlantic - as far as possible from James Cook's first voyage discoveries.In his curious and engaging preface, Dalrymple explains his flustered attempts to raise support for an expedition to seek the anticipated South Land, followed by a proposed constitution for the new colony. The list of 34 'Fundamental and Unalterable Laws' combine pragmatism, egalitarianism and self-interest in equal parts; for example, in Act 22 of the constitution we read 'Women not debarred from from Publick Office, but may enjoy their rights in the Publick Assembly on the same footing as men.'It is a complicated book, made up of six different sections, printed for Dalrymple in at least three places - Paris, Edinburgh, and London. Firstly Dalrymple urges the government to colonise the "Isla muy grande y amena"; this is followed by Edmund Halley's "Two Voyages made in 1698, 1699, and 1700", with two charts ("Islands of Ice, Rocks of Martin Vaz, and Trinidad"; and "Plan of Camarones Bay; Plan of the Bay and Harbour of St. Helena on the E. Coast of Patagonia"). Seixas y Lovera's "Geographical Description of Terra Magellanica" (first edition of this text in English); a description of Seixas's book had been published in Madrid in 1690. This extract gives the text of Antoine de la Roche's discovery of the island, in 45ºS, northwest of the Falklands, which Dalrymple names I. Grande. Seixas' book had included a translation of La Roche 'from a Description of La Roche, privately printed in London in 12 sheets, folded in 4 in 1678, in the French idiom... ', which we cannot find anywhere recorded. This is the first English edition.The book further includes Bouvet des Loziers "Voyage fait aux Terres Australes" in 1738-9, with a chart (this was printed for Dalrymple in Paris); an extract from the journal of Ducloz Guyot who sailed south in the Leon in 1753 (this was printed in Scotland); and finally meteorological details for the Falklands from John McBride's unpublished manuscript journal for 1766-7 held in the Admiralty.Although some of these pieces had been prepared as early as 1772, Dalrymple had put off publication intending to write a long historical introduction, much as he had done for his better-known work on South Sea voyages. In 1775, however, he left England hurriedly to return to Madras as a member of council, rehabilitated after his earlier clashes with the Madras government and the officers of the East India Company. Some of the pieces were prepared shortly after Cook's return from his first voyage, when Dalrymple must have been smarting again from his failure to be given command of the Endeavour voyage. Light embrowning to margins of first and final leaves.

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        Raffael Santi d Urbino

      Artist: Volpato Ioanes ; issued in : Rome; date: 1775 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: gouache; condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm): 102 x 64 - description: Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano, with representations of pilasters from the Vatikan Loggias which Raffael has configured

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        Théorie du Paradoxe.

      A Amsterdam 1775 - In-12 de 2 ff.n.ch. 214 pp. Relié à la suite : [LINGUET (Simon-Nicolas-Henri)]. Théorie du Libelle, ou l'Art de Calomnier avec fruit, Dialogue Philosophique, pour servir de supplément à la Théorie du Paradoxe. A Amsterdam, 1775. In-12 de 228 pp. [MORELLET (André)]. Réponse sérieuse à M. L**, Par l'Auteur de la Théorie du Paradoxe. A Amsterdam, 1775. In-12 de 115 pp. Ensemble 1 vol. in-12, veau havane marbré, dos orné à nerfs, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et vert, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). 1. Édition originale de l'ouvrage de Morellet et de sa réponse à Linguet. Réfutation ironique des différents paradoxe établis par Linguet dans sa Théorie des Loix civiles. Morellet y dénonce la corruption, et réfute les fausses doctrines enseignées par Linguet sur les bases d'un bon gouvernement et sur les maximes de son administration. Beaucoup d'idées économiques, pilosophiques et politiques. 2. Édition originale de l'ouvrage de Linguet ; il répond à Morellet, usant de la forme dialoguée, par cette Théorie du Libelle, mettant aux prises M. P et L'A. M., un anonyme connu de tout le monde, & que nous ne désignerons ici que par ces lettres. 3. Édition originale rare de la réponse de Morellet. Barbier IV, 705 ; Quérard V, 318 ; INED 3317. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Théorie du paradoxe.

      Amsterdam [but Paris:] n.p., 1775. [Bound with:] Théorie du libelle, ou L'Art de calomnier avec fruit, dialogue philosophique, pour servir de supplément à La Théorie du paradoxe. [By Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet; and:] Réponse sérieuse à M. L[inguet], par l'auteur de La Théorie du paradoxe. 3 works bound in one, duodecimo (165 x 95 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, spine gilt in compartments with bee central tools, boards panelled in gilt, edges red, marbled endpapers. Contemporary label of the Bibliothèque du Ministère des Manufactures et du Commerce to both pastedowns. Late 19th-century bookplate to front pastedown and bibliographical annotation to front free endpaper verso. Two worm holes to rear joint, short closed tear to top margin of sig. Eii (pp. 99?100), not affecting text, slight surface toss to front free endpaper. A very good copy. First collected edition of these three libelles. André Morellet (1727?1819) wrote his Théorie du paradoxe (1775) as a rebuttal to Linguet's anti-Physiocratic treatise on politics Théorie des lois civiles (1767), a work which "offended the Économistes by its disregard of Natural Law and its championship of Asiatic Despotism over modern freedom" (William Oliver Coleman, Economics and Its Enemies, 2002, p. 26). Linguet "struck back with a production which is singular even by the standards of the literature of anti-economics: the Théorie du Libelle (1775). This purports to be a dialogue between Morellet and a youth, 'P'. In his chambers Morellet threatens the youth with ruin unless he pens a denunciation of Linguet, from whom the youth has earlier received a kindness. Morellet offers the distracted P a positive incentive: he will receive 2000 écus for this piece of literary assassination. But, adds Morellet, it will not be sufficient to merely chastise Linguet; Linguet must be silenced. Morellet then plucks from his pocket a manuscript that Linguet had planned to publish, but which Morellet had seized by the censors. 'He attacks our principles by the root. Goodbye to science and net product if this had appeared'. But it does not end well for Morellet. On the last page the valiant youth rebels against his corruptor and storms out defiant, leaving Morellet bewildered in the face of this unyielding purity. The Théorie du Libelle sold 4,000 copies within a week" (ibid., p. 27). From the library of French Physiocrat Louis Paul Abeille (1719?1807), Inspector General of Manufactures and Commerce in 1765 and secretary of commerce in 1769?83, in a binding with the tools of his homonymous animal. Abeille himself penned several examinations of the grain trade in the 1760s, arguing against government setting artificially low prices during periods of scarcity.

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        The Constitution of England; or, An Account of the English Government; in which it is Compared, both with the Republican Form of Government, and the Other Monarchies in Europe.

      London: printed by T. Spilsbury, and sold by G. Kearsley, 1775 - Octavo bound in 4s (208 x 130 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked preserving the original spine, gilt rules, red morocco label. Spine ends somewhat darkened, corners restored, first and last leaves browned from the leather turn ins, some spotting and the odd spot; a good copy. Ownership inscription "John Parkhurst" dated 1776 to front free endpaper, recent ownsership stamp to front pastedown. First English edition of Swiss-English political theorist Jean-Louis de Lolme's favourable assessment of the liberties latent in the British constitution. The book "was widely praised as a superior account of the British constitution, comparable with the eleventh book of Montesquieu's De l'esprit des loix and William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England" (ODNB). It was originally written in French and published the Netherlands in 1771. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING In Four Books, Locke, John, 2 Volumes, foldable plate, 17th Edition, 1775, rebound,

      1775 - AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING In Four Books, Locke, John, 2 Volumes, foldable plate, 17th Edition, 1775, rebound,In 1647, Locke was sent to the prestigious Westminster School in London under the sponsorship of Alexander Popham, a member of Parliament and his father's former commander. After completing studies there, he was admitted to Christ Church, Oxford, in the autumn of 1652 at the age of twenty. The dean of the college at the time was John Owen, vice-chancellor of the university. Although a capable student, Locke was irritated by the undergraduate curriculum of the time. He found the works of modern philosophers, such as René Descartes, more interesting than the classical material taught at the university. Through his friend Richard Lower, whom he knew from the Westminster School, Locke was introduced to medicine and the experimental philosophy being pursued at other universities and in the Royal Society, of which he eventually became a member. Locke was awarded a bachelor's degree in February 1656 and a master's degree in June 1658.[8] He obtained a bachelor of medicine in February 1675,[9] having studied medicine extensively during his time at Oxford and worked with such noted scientists and thinkers as Robert Boyle, Thomas Willis, Robert Hooke and Richard Lower. In 1666, he met Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, who had come to Oxford seeking treatment for a liver infection. Cooper was impressed with Locke and persuaded him to become part of his retinue. Locke had been looking for a career and in 1667 moved into Shaftesbury's home at Exeter House in London, to serve as Lord Ashley's personal physician. In London, Locke resumed his medical studies under the tutelage of Thomas Sydenham. Sydenham had a major effect on Locke's natural philosophical thinking – an effect that would become evident in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 (although dated 1690) with the printed title An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate (tabula rasa, although he did not use those actual words) filled later through experience. The essay was one of the principal sources of empiricism in modern philosophy, and influenced many enlightenment philosophers, such as David Hume and George Berkeley. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Systematische Einleitung in die neuere aus ihren eigenthümlichen physikalisch- ökonomischen Gründen hergeleitete Forstwissenschaft

      Finely engraved port. of the author serving as frontis. xxviii, [2], 544 pp.; xxxii, 677, [73] pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards (foxing as usual due to the quality of the paper), contrasting vellum lettering pieces on spines. Berlin: A. Wever, 1775. First edition of one of the classic early works on forest management. Gleditsch (1714-86), a celebrated German botanist and sylviculturist and a close friend and supporter of Linnaeus, was director of the botanical garden at Berlin. He wrote many works on botany and sylviculture and gave the first public courses on scientific forest management in Germany. Fine and handsome set. From the library of Graf von Seinsheim. ❧ Lowood, "The Calculating Forester: Quantification, Cameral Science, and the Emergence of Scientific Forestry Management in Germany" in The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century (ed. by Tore Frängsmyr, J.L. Heilbron, & R.E. Rider), p. 331. Mantel, I, 13. Pritzel 3361.

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