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        British Zoology. 4 Bände. Vol. I: Class. I. Quadrupeds, II. Birds; Vol. II: Class II Birds, Div. II. Water Fowl; Vol. III: Class III. Reptiles, IV Fish; Vol. IV: Class III. Reptiles, IV Fish.

      London, William Eyres 1776. - 8°, XXXIII, 418 S. 2 Bl., 59 Taf.; 2 Bl., S. 422-786, 2 Bl., 51 Taf.; 4215 S., 3 Bl., 73 Taf.; VIII, Bl., 153 S., 1 Bl., 93 Taf., 2 Bl., 4th Edition, Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit vergold. Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung, Einbände berieben, Gelenke teilweise angeplatzt, innen sauber und gut erhalten,

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XLVI (46) January to December 1776 [Declaration of Independence]

      London: D Henry; F Newbery. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1776. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 609pp, [xv] + plates. 14 b/w plates and maps (10 fold-out). .

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        Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the most esteemed English Plays. Vols. I - X

      John Bell 1776-77, London - 10 vols.: various paginations. 18 cm. Engraved frontispiece or title page for 9 out of 10 vols. (vol. IX missing) and each play has an engraved plate for a total of 59 plates. 6 fold-out plates include one in which half missing. Full leather. Raised bands, gilt impressing, burgundy and black spine labels. 3 boards detached but present. Some repairs to hinges, external and internal. Corners bumped, hinges tender. Vol. III has 2 detached pages in The Mourning Bride, held in with pin, one torn, and rear free endpaper torn out. Vol. II has tear in last page of The Provok'd Wife. Tear in a plate in vol. VIII. Small library reference labels on front pastedowns. Foxing throughout. Ink signatures on engraved title pages and front free endpapers. 10 volumes of 5 plays each for a total of 50 plays: Vol. I: Zara by Aaron Hill; Venice Preserved by T. Otway; Jane Shore by N. Rowe; Siege of Damascus by Mr. Hughes; Distressed Mother by A. Phillips. Vol. II: The Provok'd Wife by Sir John Vanbrugh; Every Man in his Humour by Ben Johnson; The Beaux Stratagem by G. Farquhar; The Old Batchelor by W. Congreve; The Committee by Sir R. Howard. Vol. III: The Earl of Essex by Henry Jones; Tamerlane by N. Rowe; The Mourning Bride by W. Congreve; The Fair Penitent by N. Rowe; Cato by Joseph Addison. Vol. IV: The Wonder by Mrs. Centlivre; Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by Beaumont and Fletcher; The Suspicious Husband by Dr. Hoadley; The Conscious Lovers by Sir R. Steele; The Recruiting Officers by Mr. Farquhar. Vol. V: All for Love by Mr. Dryden; The Orphan by Mr. T. Otway; Tancred and Sigismunda by Mr. Thomson; George Barnwell by Mr. Lillo; Isabella, altered from Southerne. Vol. VI: A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Mrs. Centlivre; The Miser by Henry Fielding; The Provok'd Husband by Sir John Vanbrugh and Colley Cibber; Love Makes a Man by C. Cibber; She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not by Colley Cibber. Vol. VII: The Royal Convert by N. Rowe; Alexander the Great by N. Lee; Mahomet by the Rev. Mr. Miller; Theodosius by N. Lee; Lady Jane Gray by N. Rowe. Vol. VIII: The Funeral by Sir Richard Steele; Love for Love by William Congreve; The Careless Husband by Colley Cibber; The Tender Husband by Sir Rich. Steele. The Busy Body by Mrs. Centlivre. Vol. IX: The Beggar's Opera by Mr. Gay; Polly by Mr. Gay; Achilles by Mr. Gay; The Gentle Shepherd by Alllan Ramsay; Comus by John Milton. Vol. X: Merope by Aaron Hill; Barbarossa by the Rev. Dr. Brown; Alzira by Aaron Hill; Phaedra and Hippolitus by Mr. Smith; Oroonoko by Thomas Southern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BUZZARDS BAY AND VINEYARD SOUND].

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres for THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, April 25, 1776. - Large engraved chart from Des Barres' ATLANTIC NEPTUNE on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. Sheet size: 43 x 31 inches. Contemporary hand- coloring in outline. Slightest offsetting. A superior copy. A highly important chart depicting Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound, including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard compiled under the direction of Joseph Des Barres. Showing much more on- shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. This is one of the most interesting charts from the vast ATLANTIC NEPTUNE project. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years' War under Col. Bouquet, Lord Howe and Gen. Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as Gen. Wolfe's engineer. In the late 1760's the project of surveying the entirely Atlantic coastline of North america began, working from north to south, under Des Barres' direction. Although Des Barres was directly responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of much of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. This is the fourth state of seven recorded by Stevens. STEVENS 88D. John Carter Brown Library, CHARTING THE EAST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence, 1972). Robert Lingel, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, July 1936, pp.571-603. Augustus P. Loring, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in AMERICAN MARITIME PRINTS (New Bedford, 1985).

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        Beschryving van het Oosten, en van eenige andere Landen. 3 Bände in 6 Bänden

      Van Paddenburg, Utrecht/ Bosch u. Arrenberg, Rotterdam /de Bruyn, Amsterdam, 1776-1786. Zusammen XXXVI, 491 S. XI, 519 S. VIII, 403 S., 115, 124 S. mit 143 (von ?) meist gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln und einigen Karten, einfache Fadenbindung, quart, (ohne Einbände / 1 Band etwas wasserrandig / Tafeln unvollständig) - Text niederländisch / Übersetzung von Pocockes gefeierter Monographie über den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, von Gibbon als Werk von "Superior Learning and Dignity" (Decline and Fall, Kap. 11, Nr. 69) gelobt. Diese niederländische Ausgabe wurde mit 27 Tafeln ergänzt, ein Aufsatz des Ministers Rutger Schutte auf den Reisen der Israeliten und ein Index zu biblischen Orten, die in den Hauptwerken gefunden wurden. Pococke reiste von 1733 bis 1736 ausgiebig in die Levante und erreichte Alexandria im September 1737. Er blieb drei Jahre im östlichen Mittelmeer und besuchte Ägypten, Palästina, Kleinasien und Griechenland. Sein Buch beschreibt diese Reisen. Die Arbeit war zu seinen Lebzeiten sehr beliebt und wurde von Gibbon (Blackmer) gelobt. Die Qualität und vor allem die Frühe seiner Beobachtungen und ihr Rekord in Prosa, Karten und Charts machen ihn zu einem der bedeutendsten nahöstlichen Reisenden, der mit Frederik Ludvig Norden und Carsten Niebuhr auftritt, um eine ägyptische Wiederbelebung in europäischer Kunst und Architektur zu stimulieren. / Blackmer 1323. -

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        Kleine Haus-Aboteke oder Sammlung bester Hausmittel für Krankhe in der Stadt und auf dem Lande [recte: Kleine Haus-Apotheke oder: Sammlung der besten Haus-Mittel für Kranke in der Stadt und auf dem Lande] herausgegeben von O. S., Liebhaber der Arzney Kunst . mit J. Heinrich Krammer Haus und Landt Aboteke .

      Ausgburg, Matth. Rieger plus Söhne. 1776 - o. Pag. Priv. Brosch. der Zeit, mit unfächmännischer Heftung. Geschrieben im Jahre 1846 in Kurrent (Sütterlin): wahrscheinlich wurde es diktiert, da die Rechtschreibung sehr 'gehör-orientiert' ist. - Stärkere Gbrsp., rückw. Ebd. fleckig, diese etw. durchschlagend, datierter Besitzeintrag a. V. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Comptes faits des monnoies d'or coupé et cordonné d'Espagne et de Portugal, qui ont cours dans la partie françoise de l'Isle Saint-Domingue. Par M. R*** L***, Américain.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Vincent, 1776, pleine basane moderne, genre XVIIIe. -Mouillures claires dans les marges d'une vingtaine de ff., rousseurs éparses sur 3 cahiers. -8 lignes manuscrites à la plume de l'époque dans la moitié inf. de la p. 170, signalant "La valeur donnée aux monnoies dans ce livre est argent de colonie, et pour la réduire argent de France il faut la diminuer de 33 1/3 pour cent." - in-12 de (12)-173 pp. ; Exemplaire du fils de l'auteur, contenant, de sa main, une note au verso du titre : "Ce livre de comptes-faits a été composé par mon père Sr André Arnold Roberjot de Lartigue, pour l'utilité de la colonie française de St Domingue où il a occupé les fonctions d'intendant de la Marine, de conservateur général des hypothèques, de trésorier de la colonie pendant une majeure partie de sa vie. Paris, ce 28 février 1829."Edition originale. Rarissime.Conlon 76 : 1156 n'en localise que 2 exemplaires (B.N.F. et B.M. de Bordeaux).P. 170 : "La valeur donnée aux monnoies dans ce livre est argent de colonie, et pour la réduire argent de France il faut la diminuer de 33 1/3 pour cent."

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; & T. Cadell, , 1776–88. 6 volumes, quarto (290 x 225 mm). Contemporary polished speckled calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, raised bands, compartments elaborately decorated and ruled in gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece issued with the first edition of volume 2 but bound in volume 1 as usual; 3 engraved folding maps to volumes 2 and 3 as issued. Armorial bookplates of Holland House, location of the "brilliant circle of whig politicians and men of letters" named the Holland House set (act. 1797–1845), to front pastedowns or front free endpaper verso (volume 3). Extremities gently worn and labels a little chipped, some cracking to joints, endpapers browned from turn-ins, light offsetting from portrait, leaf D2 of volume 2 mounted on stub, very occasional light spotting or foxing to contents with a few small tears to edges (leaves 3Q3 of volume 2, F4 and 4R2 of volume 5), overall a handsomely bound and bright set. Half-titles to all but volumes 1 and 5, volume 6 lacking the final blank, all errata leaves present. First editions (volume 1 in the first state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, with the cancel leaves and uncorrected errata as called for by Norton. The first variant state of volume 1 numbered 500 copies, printed before Strahan's optimistic and ultimately prophetic decision to double the printing order to 1,000; the first edition sold out within a fortnight. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which … maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if nor most, details by subsequent advances of research and changes in the climate of opinion … Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM).

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        Waarnemingen omtrent het langdurig verblijf boven den gewonen dragttijd van gestorvene jongen bij de moeder-dieren. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1831. Large 4to (28 x 22.5 cm). With 6 engraved anatomical plates (4 folding, 2 coloured and 2 partly coloured). Also published in the proceedings of the Instituut van Wetenschappen. Contemporary stiff grey-paper wrappers.

      - KVK & WorldCat (3 separately listed copies apparently taken from the proceedings); not in BMC NH; Cole Library; Landwehr, Cooured Plates; Nissen, ZBI. Rare separate issue of Numan's study of pregnant horses, sheep and especially cows that fail to give birth after the normal gestation period, either as a result of or causing the death of the fetus. He also discusses the dangers to the mother. The illustrations show calf and lamb fetuses taken from slaughtered animals or naturally aborted, as well as the uterus and kidneys of a sheep with a long dead lamb fetus. The illustrations are very finely engraved, most with a note indicating the scale, by Daniel Veelwaard, probably the elder (1776-1851), and the whole luxuriously produced on excellent paper (the plates on wove paper by Jan Kool & Co.) with generous margins. The present essay appeared both in the Nieuwe Verhandelingen der eerste klasse van het Koninklijk-Nederlandse Instituut van Wetenschappen , vol. 3 (1831), pp. 27-71, and in the present much rarer separate publication, where only the plates refer to the journal. It appears to have been overlooked in the medical and zoological literature.In fine condition and virtually untrimmed. The wrappers are slightly damaged at the spine, but still very good. A beautiful copy of a rare and well-illustrated essay by a pioneering veterinary researcher.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; & T. Cadell, 1776–88 - 6 volumes, quarto (290 x 225 mm). Contemporary polished speckled calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, raised bands, compartments elaborately decorated and ruled in gilt. Armorial bookplates of Holland House, location of the "brilliant circle of whig politicians and men of letters" named the Holland House set (act. 1797–1845), to front pastedowns or front free endpaper verso (volume 3). Extremities gently worn and labels a little chipped, some cracking to joints, endpapers browned from turn-ins, light offsetting from portrait, leaf D2 of volume 2 mounted on stub, very occasional light spotting or foxing to contents with a few small tears to edges (leaves 3Q3 of volume 2, F4 and 4R2 of volume 5), overall a handsomely bound and bright set. Half-titles to all but volumes 1 and 5, volume 6 lacking the final blank, all errata leaves present. Engraved portrait frontispiece issued with the first edition of volume 2 but bound in volume 1 as usual; 3 engraved folding maps to volumes 2 and 3 as issued. First editions (volume 1 in the first state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, with the cancel leaves and uncorrected errata as called for by Norton. The first variant state of volume 1 numbered 500 copies, printed before Strahan's optimistic and ultimately prophetic decision to double the printing order to 1,000; the first edition sold out within a fortnight. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if nor most, details by subsequent advances of research and changes in the climate of opinion Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM). Grolier, English 58; Norton 20, 23, 29; Printing and the Mind of Man 222; Rothschild 942. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [BUZZARDS BAY AND VINEYARD SOUND]

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres for THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, 1776. Large engraved chart from Des Barres' ATLANTIC NEPTUNE on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. Sheet size: 43 x 31 inches. Contemporary hand- coloring in outline. Slightest offsetting. A superior copy. A highly important chart depicting Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound, including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard compiled under the direction of Joseph Des Barres. Showing much more on- shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. This is one of the most interesting charts from the vast ATLANTIC NEPTUNE project. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years' War under Col. Bouquet, Lord Howe and Gen. Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as Gen. Wolfe's engineer. In the late 1760's the project of surveying the entirely Atlantic coastline of North america began, working from north to south, under Des Barres' direction. Although Des Barres was directly responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of much of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. This is the fourth state of seven recorded by Stevens. STEVENS 88D. John Carter Brown Library, CHARTING THE EAST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence, 1972). Robert Lingel, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, July 1936, pp.571-603. Augustus P. Loring, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in AMERICAN MARITIME PRINTS (New Bedford, 1985).

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        Pilaster mit frutaler Bordüre aus den Loggien des Vatikan.

       Kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten von G. Volpato nach L. Tesio, aus \"Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano\", Rom, 1776, 102 x 46 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4068; Thieme/Becker XXVI,86. - Die großformatige und prachtvolle Folge, ausgeführt von den römischen Kupferstechern Giovanni Ottaviani (um 1735 - 1808) und Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), zeigt die Dekorationssysteme von Wänden, Decken, Türen, Lünettenfeldern und Pilastern, daneben auch einbezogene figürliche Darstellungen (biblische Szenen) der nach Entwürfen von Raphael 1516-19 ausgeführten vatikanischen Loggien. - Sehr dekorativ. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Dekorative Graphik, Architektur, Vatikan

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        Descriptio Aegypti.

      Göttingen: Johann Christian Friedrich, 1776 - Arabic text with Latin translation and commentary by Johann David Michaelis. [6], 134; 36, [4] pages. 2 parts in one volume. 4to, 218x145 mm accession number on leaf after title, second part heavily foxed. An early, perhaps the first, western translation of Abulfeda’s description of Egypt, by Michaelis who inspired Niebuhr’s expedition to Arabia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.]

      London: J. F. W. Des Barres for The Atlantic Neptune, 1776. Large engraved chart from Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. 43x31 inches sheet size, nice margins; contemporary hand-color in outline; slightest offsetting, a superior copy. State 4 of 7. Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard. Showing much more on-shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today.Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years War under Colonel Bouquet, Lord Howe and General Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as General Wolfe's engineer.Though Des Barres was responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff, that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which necessarily brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years.Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The Atlantic Neptune was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting.Stevens 88D; John Carter Brown Library Charting the East Coast of North America, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence: 1972); Robert Lingel 'The Atlantic Neptune' in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, July 1936, pp.571-603; Augustus P. Loring 'The Atlantic Neptune' in American Maritime Prints (New Bedford: 1985).

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements e du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes.A La Haye, chez Gosse Fils, 1776.

      A La Haye, chez Gosse Fils 1776 - Sette volumi di cm. 17, pp. xii, 664; viii, 488; viii, 672; viii, 468; xii, 467 (1); viii, 438; viii, 484. Con ritratto dell"Autore, 7 antiporte e 7 belle carte geogr. ripieg. f.t., il tutto inciso finemente in rame. Graziosa legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Strappetto (senza mancanze) alla seconda carta geogr., trascurabili forellini limitati ai dorsi, qualche sporadica fioritura/brunitura e sporadici piccoli aloni. Esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. L"abate Raynal (1713-1796), filosofo e storico francese, ebbe modo di collaborare con Diderot ed altri illustri illuministi. Quest"opera si ritagliò ben presto un ruolo di fondamentale importanza nell"ambito degli studi sulle colonie dei principali regni europei. I diciotto capitoli trattato i seguenti temi. 1-5. Scoperte, guerre, conquiste di portoghesi, olandesi, inglesi, francesi, danesi, svedesi, spagnoli e russi nelle Indie Orientali. 6. Scoperta dell"America e conquista del Messico; stabilimenti degli spagnoli in quella parte del nuovo mondo. 7. Conquista spagnola del Perù e cambiamenti in questo impero. 8. Conquista spagnola di Cile e Paraguay. 9. Stabilimento dei Portoghesi in Brasile. Guerre, produzioni e ricchezze. 10. Stabilimento delle nazioni Europee nel grande arcipelago delle Antille. 11. Tratta degli schiavi dall"Africa. 12-15. Stabilimenti di spagnoli, inglesi, olandesi, francesi e danesi nell"isole americane. Stabilimenti dei francesi nell"America settentrionale. 16. Colonie inglesi fondate nella baia di Hudson, in Terranuova, nella Nuova Scozia e nella Nuova Inghilterra. 17. Colonie inglesi fondate in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Carolina e Georgia. 18. Prospetto dell"Europa. Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observation sur la Nature de la Liberte Civile. Rotterdam, Hofhout & Wolfsbergen

      1776 - First edition in French. 8vo, [vi], 148pp, recent boards, library stamp on title [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Italie Divisee en ses Differentes etats, Royaumes et Republiques

      Venezia 1776 - Carta geografica tratta dal "Atlas Universelle" del Santini, edito dal Remondini a Venezia. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Map taken from the Santini "Atlas Universelle" published by Remondini in Venice. Copperplate with original outline coloring, in very good condition. Borri "L'Italia nelle antiche carte ", scheda 305 Dimensioni 670 495mm

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        Phantastische Geschichten. Eingeleitet von Ferruccio Busoni. Illustriert von Ernst Stern

      463 Seiten (3) Blatt Verlagswerbung Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Halb-Ledereinband mit Lederecken und goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken sowie ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt der Buchrücken lichtschattig, der Kopfgoldschnitt verlast, das Lesebändchen beschädigt, die Seiten am Rand teilweise stockfleckig, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch. Die Auswahl besorgte Mira Antonia Deutsch, den Druck die Buchdruckerei Mänicke und Jahn in Rudolstadt. 100 Exemplare wurden auf Bütten abegzogen und in Ganzpergamenbt gebunden. Diese Exemplar trägt die Nummer 24. Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (* 24. Januar 1776 in Königsberg - + 25. Juni 1822 in Berlin Vorname eigentlich Ernst Theodor Wilhelm, 1805 umbenannt in Anlehnung an den von ihm bewunderten Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller der Romantik. Außerdem wirkte er als Jurist, Komponist, Kapellmeister, Musikkritiker, Zeichner und Karikaturist.

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        Johnsoniana

      London - J Ridley, W Shropshire et al., 1776 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A collection of Johnson related literary criticism and musings. Both sought after and scarce and here in a very pleasing original binding. Good clean copy. With a wonderful portrait frontispiece of Dr Samuel Johnson. With some words of Publius Syrus to the rear translated into English. The first edition. Dr Samuel Johnson was an English author who wrote poetry, essayist, literary critic, editor and lexicographer. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Bumping to the extremities. Light rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Further rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Rear hinge is also slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's shelf label to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Slight offsetting from frontispiece to title page. Prior owner's pencil inscription to title page and to margins throughout. Light spots to the endpapers and odd spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        ARCHITEKTUR., Pilaster mit frutaler Bordüre aus den Loggien des Vatikan.

      Kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten von G. Volpato nach L. Tesio, aus "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano", Rom, 1776, 102 x 46 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4068 Thieme/Becker XXVI,86. - Die großformatige und prachtvolle Folge, ausgeführt von den römischen Kupferstechern Giovanni Ottaviani (um 1735 - 1808) und Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), zeigt die Dekorationssysteme von Wänden, Decken, Türen, Lünettenfeldern und Pilastern, daneben auch einbezogene figürliche Darstellungen (biblische Szenen) der nach Entwürfen von Raphael 1516-19 ausgeführten vatikanischen Loggien. - Sehr dekorativ. Berufe, Dekorative Graphik, Architektur, Vatikan

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        ARCHITEKTUR. Pilaster mit frutaler Bordüre aus den Loggien des Vatikan.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten von G. Volpato nach L. Tesio, aus "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano", Rom, 1776, 102 x 46 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4068; Thieme/Becker XXVI,86. - Die großformatige und prachtvolle Folge, ausgeführt von den römischen Kupferstechern Giovanni Ottaviani (um 1735 - 1808) und Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), zeigt die Dekorationssysteme von Wänden, Decken, Türen, Lünettenfeldern und Pilastern, daneben auch einbezogene figürliche Darstellungen (biblische Szenen) der nach Entwürfen von Raphael 1516-19 ausgeführten vatikanischen Loggien. - Sehr dekorativ.

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        Quaestio medica . An detur in corpore animato vis tonica?

      [Parisiis] : [Quillau] 1776 - In-4° broché, 4 pages. exemplaire dérelié mais en belle condition. Rare thèse de doctorat de médecine du fondateur de l'hygiène moderne, médecin attitré de Napoléon. Jean Noël Hallé (1754-1822) was a French physician, professor of physical medicine and health at the École de Santé, and afterwards a professor at the Collège de France. He was a member of the French Académie Nationale de Médecine, and in 1795 was elected to the Académie des sciences, becoming its president in 1813. He was also "first-physician" to Napoleon Bonaparte. Hallé was a pioneer of hygienic reform in France, and a catalyst towards educating others as to its importance. He created distinctions between public and individual hygiene, and initiated studies and awareness involving the multiple issues that involve hygiene, such as contagious diseases, health in the workplace, and problems associated with living in a high density urban environment, to name a few (Wiki). - - - - Jean Noël Hallé est un médecin français, né à Paris le 2 janvier 1754 et mort dans cette même ville le 11 février 1822. Promoteur de la vaccination et de l'enseignement de l'hygiène, il est surtout connu pour avoir été premier médecin de Napoléon. Fils du peintre Noël Hallé, directeur de l'École de Rome. Il est successivement professeur de physique médicale et d'hygiène à l'École de santé, professeur au Collège de France en 1794, professeur à la faculté de médecine, médecin ordinaire de Napoléon, puis premier médecin de Charles X après la Restauration. C'est Hallé qui a créé en France l'enseignement de l'hygiène. Il est l'un des éditeurs du Code des médicaments, ou Pharmacopée française, paru en 1813, et l'un des collaborateurs au Dictionnaire des Sciences médicales. Il étudie les effets du camphre, le cancer du sein, et il est l'un des promoteurs de la vaccination. Il est l'auteur avec Étienne Tourtelle d'un traité d'Hygiène, paru en 1837. C'est lui qui défend Antoine Lavoisier à son procès devant la Convention nationale. Jean Noël Hallé est également l'éditeur des ¿uvres complètes de Samuel Auguste Tissot, parues en onze volumes entre 1809 et 1813. Il a par ailleurs publié, en 1785, des Recherches sur la nature et les effets du méphitisme des fosses d'aisance. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.]

      J. F. W. Des Barres for The Atlantic Neptune, London 1776 - Large engraved chart from Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. 43x31 inches sheet size, nice margins; contemporary hand-color in outline; slightest offsetting, a superior copy. State 4 of 7. Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard. Showing much more on-shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years War under Colonel Bouquet, Lord Howe and General Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as General Wolfe's engineer. Though Des Barres was responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff, that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which necessarily brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The Atlantic Neptune was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. Stevens 88D; John Carter Brown Library Charting the East Coast of North America, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence: 1972); Robert Lingel 'The Atlantic Neptune' in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, July 1936, pp.571-603; Augustus P. Loring 'The Atlantic Neptune' in American Maritime Prints (New Bedford: 1985).

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        Document]: This Indenture made the fourth day [of] July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Six Between Jeffery Clark and Mary, his wife of the Southern Liberties of Philadelphia.

      - Large vellum document. Edges irregularly cut (as was the custom with these types of documents) but approximately 25" x 14.5". The document has been tipped on thick cardboard with some dampstaining, folds, and glue stains from being mounted, otherwise very good. A handwritten indenture, dated July 4, 1776, transferring property in Gloucester, New Jersey from Jeffrey and Mary O. Clark of "the Southern Liberties of Philadelphia" to John Heritage of Gloucester. Signed by Jeffrey Clark, and with the mark of Mary O. Clark. Gloucester is directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. We understand that a slightly more important document was issued in Philadelphia on this same day, but we do not currently have it in inventory. Feel free to wait. Although nowhere indicated, and probably irrelevant to the document's desirability, we acquired this from the estate of New Jersey-resident mystery writer Mabel Seeley and her husband, attorney Harold Ross, who collected legal documents of local interest.

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        ARTE NUEVA DE ESCRIBIR, inventada por el insigne maestro Pedro Díaz Morante, ilustr. con muestras originales y varios discursos.por D.

      Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1776 - Folio (30x21'5), portada, XXVIIIp, 136p, frontis + 40 láminas grabs. al cobre por D. Francisco Assensio y Mejorada (una con anotación manuscrita), leve óx. Holandesa puntas ajada, merma en parte inf. lomo. - Palau 210612 'Obra Estimada'. Primera y única edición de esta conocida y valorada obra de Díaz Morante, ilustrada con nuevas marcas y con nuevos discursos de Santiago Palomares.

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        Réflexions sur le commerce des bleds

      Londres, n.n. 1776 - Avril 1776. One volume in 8vo ; pp. (2) title, XV, (1), (2) errata, 221, (1) ; contemporary (around 1795) calf, extremities a bit rubbed, flat spine richly gilt with contrasting gilt lettering-piece, endpapers a bit browned, a few leaves slightly foxed or browned, else clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition. Condorcet was a friend of Turgot. In 1774 he wrote a short pamphlet of 29 pages with the title Lettres sur le commerce des grains to support Turgot’s legislation freeing the price of grain. When Necker published his attack Sur la legislation et le commerce des grains in 1775 Condorcet quickly responded in the same year with his Du commerce des bleds: pour servir à la réfutation de l’ouvrage “Sur la législation et le commerce des grains, where he dismantles Necker’s reasoning, and defends Turgot’s program on 96 pages. The above work of 221 pages published one year later takes up the 1775 arguments but gives a much broader view of the reasons for and the advantages of free corn trade. INED 1178, Barbier IV, 157d, Coquelin & Guillaumin I, 458 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taciti Opera

      Delatour, Paris 1776 - A set of 7 small full leather covered volumes of the works of Tacitus in a French edition. The bindings are tan with gilt titles and decoration on the spine, the title plate is red and the volume number plate is black on all of them. Published in 1776 they are all in very good condition with just some minor bumping to the corners and at the ends of the spines. There is no discolouration to the spines or the covers. The page edges are dyed red. The end papers are marbled and are all in very good condition. Internally the books are mainly clean and tightly bound, there is no foxing but there are occasional wear marks. The full title of the books is 'Taciti Opera Supplementis, Notis et Dissertationibus'. Illustrated by Gabriel Brotier, they were published in Paris. The text is mainly in Latin although there are some passages in Greek. For sale as a set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Worship

      London: Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1776. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. 12mo. (6 1/2 x 4"). [4], 408pp. Original full calf covers rebacked with modern morocco, with gold lettering to spine. This is the first edition of this compilation. The 418 hymns include those of Watts and the Wesleys, but only six of Toplady's own. Among the latter is his best known "Rock of Ages," which first appeared in "The Gospel Magazine" in October 1775."Rock of Ages" is the psalm No. 337 and is featured in pp. 308/309.Covers rubbed along edges. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. About the author: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) was an Anglican cleric and hymn writer. He was a major Calvinist opponent of John Wesley. He is best remembered as the author of the hymn "Rock of Ages". Three of his other hymns: "A Debtor to Mercy Alone," "Deathless Principle, Arise" and "Object of My First Desire" - are still occasionally sung today, though all three are far less popular than his "Rock of Ages"

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        Essais Historique sur Paris, de Monsieur de Saintfox.

      Veuve Duchesnes, Fontain S-Benoit., Paris 1776 - 7 Vols. 370p; 336p, x, 374p; 235p; 239, 139p; 487p; and 405p. 17 cm full leather bindings with red and gilt labels on spines. Frontispiece portrait of Saint-Foix in vol. 1. FRENCH language text. Leather shows wear with bumped corners, cracks along some spine and hinges and general scuffing. Front board detached from volume 1. Inside, pages clean and text unmarked. Germain-François Poullain de Saint-Foix (1698-1776) was a real-life Musketeer for France before he began his writing career. In addition to composing 20 comedies, he wrote this collection of historical essay on the city of Paris. French text throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Loango , Kakongo et autres royaumes d'Afrique

      - Méquignon, Paris 1776, In-12 ( 10x17cm), viij, 382pp., relié. - Prima edizione, rara e illustrato con una grande mappa pieghevole su carta forte. Binding po 'più tardi in piena fascia maculata. Schiena liscia dispone di 5 ferri lampada ad olio e ruote. come Allegato pelle rossa. Superiore Cap lisi. coda mancanza. mascella superiore spaccatura testa sopra 1,5 cm. Piccoli morsi a margine delle prime foglie. Libro scritto dalle memorie di missionari Bellegarde e Descourvières Septentrional in Africa equatoriale, in particolare nei regni di Loango e Kakongo nello Zaire orientale, sul mare (il regno di Loango è stata abolita nel 1885). descrizione precisa di fauna, la flora, i residenti ed i loro usi e costumi, e le loro storie e sistemi politici, e la lingua popolare tra questi popoli. Diversi capitoli accordo con la schiavitù, Loango è stato infatti uno dei principali piazze in Africa per la schiavitù, ed il suo commercio principale, gli schiavi sono stati presentati come un premio di guerra, e la città scambiati soprattutto con Nantes. La seconda parte del libro racconta la missione dei due evangelisti, più in realtà scritti da Proyart dalla memoria. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare et illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante sur papier fort. Reliure en pleine Basane mouchetée légèrement postérieure. Dos lisse orné de 5 fers à la lampe à huile et de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe supérieure élimée. Un manque en queue. mors supérieur fendu en tête sur 1,5 cm. Petites piqûres en marge sur les premiers feuillets. Ouvrage rédigé d'après les mémoires des missionnaires Bellegarde et Descourvières en Afrique équatoriale septentrionnal, spécialement dans les royaumes de Loango et Kakongo, à l'est du Zaïre, sur la mer (le royaume de Loango fut aboli en 1885). Description précise de la faune, de la flore, des habitants et de leurs moeurs et coutumes, ainsi que de leur histoire et de leurs régimes politiques, et de la langue usitée chez ces peuples. Plusieurs chapitres traitent de l'esclavage, Loango fut en effet une des principales places en Afrique pour l'esclavage, et son principal commerce, les esclaves étaient présentés comme prise de guerre, et la ville commerçait tout particulièrement avec Nantes. La seconde partie de l'ouvrage narre la mission des deux évangélisateurs, plus réellement rédigé par Proyart à partir des mémoires. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Catalogue des Livres de feu M. Lemarié, Ecuyer, ancien Conseiller au Châtelet; Disposé & mis en ordre par Guillaume De Bure…

      iii (i.e. viii), 191 pp. 8vo, cont. polished calf, triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Paris: G. De Bure, 1776. An important library of classical literature; "la Bibliothèque dont je publie le Catalogue, est une des plus complettes en Littérature Grecque & Latine, qui ait été mise en vente jusqu'à présent."-from De Bure's "Avertissement." De Bure goes on to state that it was he who was entirely in charge of forming Lemarié's library. 1903 lots. With a valuable index of authors. Fine copy, attractively bound, and printed on large paper. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 247. Peignot, p. 109-"Très belle bibliothèque.".

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        A DISCOURSE UPON SOME LATE IMPROVEMENTS OF THE MEANS FOR PRESERVING THE HEALTH OF MARINERS. DELIVERED AT THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY...

      London: Printed for the Royal Society, 1776. [4],44pp. Woodcut title device and headpiece. Half title. Small quarto. Modern half green morocco and cloth. A very good, clean copy. Extremely rare. One of the most significant of all the printed works relating to Cook's voyages and their importance. This is the first appearance in print of Cook's epoch-making account of the successful measures taken against scurvy on his first two voyages. There were several later versions and translations, but the original edition of this milestone publication has long been acknowledged as a major rarity. The paper on scurvy was read to the Royal Society by its president, Sir John Pringle (in the absence of Cook himself, then just beginning his final voyage), as recipient of the Copley medal award for that year, and was immediately published in this form. Pringle's long presentation address, quoting directly from Cook and other sources, is followed by Cook's paper and an extract from a letter by Cook to Pringle written from Plymouth Sound in July 1776. The paper subsequently appeared in the official account of the second voyage and in the PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS of the Royal Society. In 1783 a series of six of Pringle's discourses at the annual presentations of the Copley medal was published in one volume. "In Pringle's discourse on preserving the health of mariners he includes the first printing of Captain Cook's important paper entitled: 'The Method taken for preserving the Health of the Crew of His Majesty's Ship the Resolution during her late Voyage round the World.' In this paper, which Cook communicated to Pringle, President of the Royal Society, Cook describes the supplies carried on the voyage and his maintenance of the cleanliness of his ship and crew. It was included by Pringle in his discourse commemorating Cook's receipt of the Copley medal" - Norman sale. The winning of the battle against scurvy was one of the most important achievements in the general field of exploration. It made possible the major voyages that followed. As Robert Hughes has so aptly put it in THE FATAL SHORE, "malt juice and pickled cabbage put Europeans in Australia as microchip circuitry would put Americans on the moon." Very rare. The NUC locates only four copies in American libraries, at Harvard, John Carter Brown, National Library of Medicine, and Naval Observatory Library. STREETER SALE 2410. NORMAN SALE 378. GARRISON-MORTON 2156,3714. BEDDIE 1290. HOLMES 20. KROEPELIEN 1065.

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        Histoire des progrès de l'esprit humain dans les sciences et dans les arts qui en dépendent.Sciences Exactes

      1776 - XV, (1), 533, (3)pp. (mal Paris, Lacombe, 2° éd, 1776, in-8, XV, (1), 533, (3)pp. (mal chiffré: la pagination revient de 545 à 146; saute de 150 à 531), veau marbré, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées (rel. d'ép.), Frontispice allégorique gravé par Massard d'après de Seve. Seconde édition du premier volume seul et indépendant, d'un ouvrage composé de quatre volumes consacrés chacun à un sujet différent : le premier aux sciences exactes (1766), le second à l'espace,aux quatre éléments, à la lumière et aux couleurs, la verrerie et la teinture (1775), le troisième aux sciences intellectuelles (1777) et le quatrième à l'histoire naturelle (1778). Ce premier volume traite de l'arithmétique, l'algèbre, la géométrie, l'astronomie, la gnomonique, la chronologie, la navigation, l'optique, la mécanique, l'hydraulique, l'acoustique et la musique, la géographie, l'architecture civile, l'architecture militaire, l'architecture navale. Il est suivi de notices biographiques des plus célèbres auteurs dans ces sciences. Ex-libris armorié. Bel exemplaire avec manque sur la coiffe inférieure, petites épidermures sur les plats [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of Puzzoli (Tav XXIV).

      Napoli 1776 - Incisione in rame di mm 210x395, dipinta a mano d'epoca. Bella e suggestiva veduta della campagna e del golfo di Pozzuoli, tratta da "Campi Phlegraei", opera che costituisce un caso unico nella storia del libro illustrato settecentesco, in quanto riunisce un testo di grande interesse scientifico a una serie di 54 tavole di grande valore artistico disegnate dal vero, eseguite all'acquaforte su lastra di rame e dipinte all'acquerello dal grande vedutista Pietro Fabris (attivo tra 1763 e 1779). Il trattato, fu pubblicato nel 1776 con testo francese e inglese e fu indirizzato alla Royal Society di Londra. L'autore, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), fu a Napoli tra il 1764 e il 1800 come ambasciatore d'Inghilterra; durante tale permanenza potÈ raccogliere molto materiale relativo alla vulcanologia, in particolar modo riguardante il Vesuvio e i Campi Flegrei, ma anche riguardanti l'Etna e altre localit? siciliane. Di Fabris invece non si sa molto, ma, di certo, con le tavole dei Campi Phlegarei si pose a modello per le vedute al guazzo di tutti i maestri napoletani successivi, da Alessandro D'Anna a Saverio Della Gatta. Le incisioni acquerellate del Fabris, in accordo con il gusto dell'epoca per l'alternanza di idillico e sublime, presentano scenari ameni e terribili eruzioni vulcaniche, ma anche campioni di minerali prelevati nelle varie localit? descritte da Hamilton, i quali vengono illustrati in maniera assolutamente realistica, pur mantendo sempre un alta qualit? artistica. Ottimo esemplare.Gouaches napoletaneÖ, cat. Della mostra, Napoli 1985, pagg. 224-225; G. Pane - V. Valerio, La citt? di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografiaÖ, cat. Della mostra, Napoli, 1988, pp. 309-311. vedutistica.

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        Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Province of Pennsylvania, Beginning the Fourteenth Day of October, 1767. Volume The Sixth

      Philadelphia: Henry Miller (Printer), 1776. Original Edition (not a reprint or e-book). Front cover detached but present. Back cover/spine leather wearing/rubbed. Pencil inscription in two places: "Presented to the National Museum by Peter B. Long." Very occasional marginalia (on about 5 pages) in the sections from 1774-5. Light foxing to some page edges. Nothing offensive. An occasional page corner turned over. Some sort of oil or water stain to part of very lower margin area of first few pages, and age darkening to same. Text block, in general, tight, mostly clean, and very readable. Would be a lovely copy to have repaired.. Brown leather/boards. 5 raised bands; gilt lettering. 766 pp. with no illus. A bit overweight at 8 pounds, and will require extra postage. Volume XI, beginning the 14th of October, 1767 and running through Sept. 26, 1776. "The printing of this sixth volume of a collection of the Votes and proceedings of the House of Representatives of the province of Pennsylvania, ending with the government under the Crown of Great Britain, was finished by Henry Miller, Philadelphia : Printed and sold by Henry Miller, in Race-Street, MDCCLXXVI." Proceedings during the governorships of John Penn, Richard Penn, and (again), John Penn. John Penn was the last governor of colonial Pennsylvania, serving in that office from 1763 to 1771 and from 1773 to 1776. John and Richard both were grandsons of William Penn.

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        Geometrie Und Trigonometrie : In Zween Theilen ; Der Erste Entha?lt Die Vornehmsten Grundsa?tze Dieser Wissenschaften: Der Andere Lehret Den Inhalt Der Regula?ren Und Irregula?ren Fla?chen, Die Oberfla?chen Der Ko?rper, Den Ko?rperlichen Inhalt Derselben Bestimmen: Alle Gattungen Der Felder Mit Dem Meßtische, Mit Der Boussole, Mit Der In Grade Eingetheilten, Oder Auch Mit Der Uneingetheilten Winkelscheibe Ausmessen, Zu Papier Bringen, Und Ihren Inhalt Berechnen: Die Felder Nach Belieben Abtheilen, Die Ho?hen Messen Etc. Und Endlich Diese Aufgaben Auch Trigonometrisch Auflo?sen

      Dillengen: Johann Leonhard Bronner (Brunner), 1776. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 16 Multifold Plates. Xi, 422 Pp. + 16 Multifold Engraved Plates At End. Original Full Calf, Intricately Embossed With Original Designs In Black, And In Blind, With Lighter Coloring And Shiny Coloring To Large 8-Pointed Stars In Center Of Both Covers (Back Cover With Traces Of White In Same Area, So May Be Perished White Color; There Is A Similar Star In Gilt On The Spine Of Another Book From This Library); Original Marbled Endpapers; All Edges Of Page Block Gilt. Ribbon Bookmark Bound In. Well Preserved, Some Wear, Binding Design Intact, Small Crack To Top Of Front Joint, Fraying At Tips And Along Parts Of Foredges Of Boards.

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        Voyage en Arabie & en d'autres pays circonvoisins.

      Amsterdam S.J. Baalde -1780 1776 - First edition. 2 volumes, 4to, 2 engraved titles, 124 engraved plates (many folding), folding map of Yemen, old stamps to titles, contemporary half calf, corners worn, a very good set. The famous account of the Royal Danish Expedition (1761-1767) to the Middle East, Egypt, Persia and India, the first scientific expedition to this area. Of the five scientists Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) was the sole survivor and his work represents an important contribution to the study of the Middle East. The expedition journeyed through Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Persia and Asia Minor. His companions having fallen out, Niebuhr continued the journey by himself and came back with rich material. This work contains his observations and an account of his experiences. Those in Nineveh and also the Yemen and Hadramaut were particularly important. The work is accompanied by an attractive set of plates which show coins, costume, military practices, etc. as well as containing a large map of the Yemen. Cox I, 237. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Catalogue des Livres de feu M. Lemarié, Ecuyer, ancien Conseiller au Châtelet; Disposé & mis en ordre par Guillaume De Bure…

      iii (i.e. viii), 191 pp. 8vo, cont. polished calf, triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Paris: G. De Bure, 1776.An important library of classical literature; "la Bibliothèque dont je publie le Catalogue, est une des plus complettes en Littérature Grecque & Latine, qui ait été mise en vente jusqu'à présent."-from De Bure's "Avertissement." De Bure goes on to state that it was he who was entirely in charge of forming Lemarié's library.1903 lots. With a valuable index of authors.Fine copy, attractively bound, and printed on large paper.❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 247. Peignot, p. 109-"Très belle bibliothèque.".

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        Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt.

      London, James Phillips, 1776. Small 8vo. Contemporary sheep, spine with raised bands; pp. 204; rebacked, retaining the original spine, new morocco lettering-piece, light wear to extremities, apart from light spotting to title a rather clean and fresh copy. First edition. William Reckitt (1706-1769), member of a Quaker family based in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire 'was apprenticed by a Friend for a while and then set up as a weaver in the Wainfleet district and married Ellen Maw in 1731. They went on to have nine children though several of them did not survive childhood. In 1744 William Reckitt began a travelling ministry and in 1756 he embarked on a long journey across France and out to visit Friends in America and the West Indies before returning in 1760. From his experiences he wrote Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt and editions of this contain printed copies of his letters home. The text contains detailed descriptions of the American colonies and is interesting for its anti-slavery content. In the West Indies he saw such cruelty that "it raised such a just indignation in my heart, that I used great freedom of speech sometimes in conversation. Any contrition he encountered he took as a sign that `the Lord is rising ... in judgement in the hearts of those negro keepers, shewing them the practice is evil" (Reckitt, William Reckitt, pp.9-49; Reckitt, Some account of the Life...of William Reckitt, pp. 176-7). William Reckitt made a second trip in 1764 during which his wife died. He returned to Lincolnshire and died himself in 1769' (Records of Isaac Reckitt kept at Hull University, online). ESTC T49229.

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        View of Puzzoli (Tav XXIV).

      Incisione in rame di mm 210x395, dipinta a mano d'epoca. Bella e suggestiva veduta della campagna e del golfo di Pozzuoli, tratta da "Campi Phlegraei", opera che costituisce un caso unico nella storia del libro illustrato settecentesco, in quanto riunisce un testo di grande interesse scientifico a una serie di 54 tavole di grande valore artistico disegnate dal vero, eseguite all'acquaforte su lastra di rame e dipinte all'acquerello dal grande vedutista Pietro Fabris (attivo tra 1763 e 1779). Il trattato, fu pubblicato nel 1776 con testo francese e inglese e fu indirizzato alla Royal Society di Londra. L'autore, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), fu a Napoli tra il 1764 e il 1800 come ambasciatore d'Inghilterra; durante tale permanenza poté raccogliere molto materiale relativo alla vulcanologia, in particolar modo riguardante il Vesuvio e i Campi Flegrei, ma anche riguardanti l'Etna e altre località siciliane. Di Fabris invece non si sa molto, ma, di certo, con le tavole dei Campi Phlegarei si pose a modello per le vedute al guazzo di tutti i maestri napoletani successivi, da Alessandro D'Anna a Saverio Della Gatta. Le incisioni acquerellate del Fabris, in accordo con il gusto dell'epoca per l'alternanza di idillico e sublime, presentano scenari ameni e terribili eruzioni vulcaniche, ma anche campioni di minerali prelevati nelle varie località descritte da Hamilton, i quali vengono illustrati in maniera assolutamente realistica, pur mantendo sempre un alta qualità artistica. Ottimo esemplare.Gouaches napoletane..., cat. Della mostra, Napoli 1985, pagg. 224-225; G. Pane - V. Valerio, La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia..., cat. Della mostra, Napoli, 1988, pp. 309-311.

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        Saggio dell'architettura civile ovvero regole pratiche per qualunque pubblico, e privato edificio a giovamento degli studiosi architetti, de' capi maestri e de' padroni di fabbriche. Seconda edizione emendata, e notabilmente accresciuta di molte regole pratiche per la fermezza, comodità e Simmetria si in disegno che in opera di tutta sorta di edificj, con altre avvertenze, e precetti su i cinque ordini d'architettura da Laudromo Sitonio

      Appresso Gio. Batista Bianchi regio Stampatore, 1776. in 8°, 19 cm, rilegatura coeva in pelle, titolo su tassello in oro al dorso che è diviso da 5 nervi, piatti marmorizzati, tagli colorati, p. XVI, 112, ex libris privato all'ultimo risguardo

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      London, Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776. Large 4to, 2 volumes. Contemporary full calf, spines with five raised bands, richly ornamented in gilt and each volume with two contrasting lettering-pieces, boards with single gilt fillets, inner dentelles gilt, yellow edges, marbled endpapers; pp. [xii], 510, [2, blank]; [iv], 587, [1, advertisements], a few tables in the text; extremities expertly restored by Bernard Middleton, a few areas a little worn; very few leaves with light spotting, a few old and new restorations to paperflaws, p. 460 in volume I with loss of one letter due to small paper flaw; overall clean and crisp.First edition of Adam Smith's seminal main work, 'the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought' (PMM 221), and the Bible of economic liberalism, a book so novel and unorthodox that it took almost one hundred years for its theories to be accepted and understood worldwide. - A very good and large copy (paper size 285 by 226 mm) in a stylish and strictly contemporary binding. As sometimes the case pages 563 to 566 in volume two are bound inbetween 554 and 555. This copy has the usual cancels (vol. I: M3, U3, 2Z3, 3A4, 3O4; vol. II: D1 and 3Z4). Q1 in vol. I, however, is the original, uncancelled leaf. ESTC T96668, Grolier, English 100, Kress 7261, Rothschild 1897, Goldsmiths' 11392, Sabin 82303.

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        Waarnemingen omtrent het langdurig verblijf boven den gewonen dragttijd van gestorvene jongen bij de moeder-dieren. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1831. Large 4to (28 x 22.5 cm). With 6 engraved anatomical plates (4 folding, 2 coloured and 2 partly coloured). Also published in the proceedings of the Instituut van Wetenschappen. Contemporary stiff grey-paper wrappers.

      KVK & WorldCat (3 separately listed copies apparently taken from the proceedings); not in BMC NH; Cole Library; Landwehr, Cooured Plates; Nissen, ZBI. Rare separate issue of Numan's study of pregnant horses, sheep and especially cows that fail to give birth after the normal gestation period, either as a result of or causing the death of the fetus. He also discusses the dangers to the mother. The illustrations show calf and lamb fetuses taken from slaughtered animals or naturally aborted, as well as the uterus and kidneys of a sheep with a long dead lamb fetus. The illustrations are very finely engraved, most with a note indicating the scale, by Daniel Veelwaard, probably the elder (1776-1851), and the whole luxuriously produced on excellent paper (the plates on wove paper by Jan Kool & Co.) with generous margins. The present essay appeared both in the Nieuwe Verhandelingen der eerste klasse van het Koninklijk-Nederlandse Instituut van Wetenschappen , vol. 3 (1831), pp. 27-71, and in the present much rarer separate publication, where only the plates refer to the journal. It appears to have been overlooked in the medical and zoological literature.In fine condition and virtually untrimmed. The wrappers are slightly damaged at the spine, but still very good. A beautiful copy of a rare and well-illustrated essay by a pioneering veterinary researcher.

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        Description de toutes les nations de l'empire de Russie, ou l'on expose leurs moeurs, religions, usages, habitations, habillemens et autres particularites remarquables . traduite de l'Allemand.

      Weitrecht part 3 et Schnoor for Charles Guillaume Muller St. Petersbourg -7 1776 - Three volumes in one accompanied by plates vol., quarto (29.5 x 22.5 cm). Title, [2], 108 pp.; title, [2], 228 pp.; title, [2], 164 pp., uncut, some leaves unopened; marginal waterstain in vols 1 and 3, heavier at the end. Vol. with plates : 25 + 75 engraved plates in fine contemporary hand-colour, with upper wrappers and index for I and II part. Modern half calf gilt over old marbled boards by Aquarius. Fine complete copy of the first edition of the first significant Russian work with plates coloured by hand. All captions for the engravings were printed in three languages, so that it could be supplied to the text volumes of any of the three issues: French, German and Russian. The work is divided into the following sections: I. People of the Finnish tribe (25 plates), II. Tatar people (30 plates), III. Samoyed, Manchu and Eastern Siberian people (20 plates). The plate volume of this copy contains additionally 20 plates of the fourth part - Mongolian peoples, Russians and other peoples, which was supplied to the German and Russian editions. Johann Gottlieb Georgi (1729-1803) was a German geographer and chemist. In 1770 he studied at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. Two years later Georgi went to accompany Peter Simon Pallas, a German zoologist and biologist, on his expedition through Siberia. "He was particularly interested in the region of the Lake Baikal. His description and mapping of this region remained one of the most accurate and significant for several decades. After his return to St. Petersburg Georgi published the observations he made during his trip. It is hard to overestimate Georgi's work. His records provided extensive and accurate ethnographical, economical, botanical and geographical descriptions of the large part of the Russian Empire." (NDB, Neue Deutsche Biographie VI, 242). Cf. SK 1374; Lipperheide 133; Colas 1224; Brunet II, 618. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Carte Topographique De La Wetteravie Et Du Cercle Du Haut Rhin Contenante une partie de la Hesse et de Hesse Darmstadt, les Principautés de Nassau, d Hanau, une partie de l'Archevêché Electorale de Mayence et de l'Abbaye de Fuld, les Comtés et Principautés de Solms, de Stollberg, d'Ysembourg, de Goertz, de Runckel, et de plusieures Seigneuries et Territoires de quelques Villes de l'Empire & c. Faite par I. et K. se vend chez I.W. Iaeger à Francfort sur le Mein a.P.d.S.M.I. feuille XL. - H. Cöntgen Sc. Mog.' u. 'Le Cercle De Franconie en neuf Feuilles, Carte tres exacte nouvellement designé tiré. du nouveaux grand Atlas d'Allemagnie ou les Feuilles. 40.41.42.49.50.51.58.59.60. Forment cette Carte. Fait par J.W.A. Jaeger Ingenieur, Capit. Li

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen & Johann Christian Berndt b. Johann Wilhelm Abraham Jaeger in Frankfurt am Main, dat. 1776, 49,5 x x 62,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 127 u. S. 293. - 1. Zustand! - Vorliegende Karte im Gegensatz zur gewöhnlichen Jäger-Karte mit zusätzlich separat gedruckter Titelkartusche oben links und frühe Datierung. - Zeigt die Wetterau mit dem Gebiet zwischen Ingelheim, Würzburg, Marburg und Fulda. - Seltener Einblattdruck!

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