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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. 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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        [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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        Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Worship

      Printed for E. and C. Dilly, London 1776 - 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" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        The Declaration of Independence - Early British Printing of the "substance" Sanitized to Be Less Offensive to "a great person" (the King)

      London 1776 - Pamphlet. The London Magazine, Or, Genteman's Monthly Intelligencer, for August, 1776. London, printed for R. Baldwin. [September, 1776]. Octavo, disbound, without wrappers. Trimmed close on title page, but text entirely intact. Clean & crisp. One old paper repair above the text on final page. With 2 plates showing British antiquities. The last page (448) contains an early British excerpt of the Declaration of Independence taken from the London Gazette. Also of war preparations by General Howe.Articles include "A Portrait of the present Mode of Female Education," "Parliamentary History," "Anecdote of Henry IV of France," "Reflections on the married State, by a Lady," "Cautions to young Ladies," "Happy Effects of Temperance," "Observations on Soame Jenyn's View of the internal Evidence of the Christian Religion," "On Circumspection in licensing public houses"[ie, bars], and more. "The Congress next recite a number of proceedings detrimental to the colonies, most of which have been already mentioned, at different times, from the resolutions of their several assemblies, with this difference, that they now attribute the oppressions to a great person, instead of the ministry and parliament, as at their former meetings." Transcript (punctuation not transcribed exactly):"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. - Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. The Congress next recite a number of proceedings detrimental to the colonies, most of which have been already mentioned, at different times, from the resolutions of their several assemblies, with this difference, that they now attribute the oppressions to a great person, instead of the ministry and parliament, as at their former meetings. They then conclude thus:"In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. [Note: this is also excluded:] A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."Nor have We been wantin. (See website for full description)

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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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        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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        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.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Henry Miller (Printer), Philadelphia 1776 - 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. 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. Original Edition (not a reprint or e-book). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Le Paysan Perverti, 4 tomes in 2 volumes (Complete) ou les Dangers de La Ville; Histoire recente, mise au jour d'apres les veritables Lettres des Personages

      Lejay and Merigot, La Haie (Paris) 1776 - vi, 290, 316 pp and 244, 200 pp. A very scarce edition - not in OCLC - with 250 numbered letters, plus the "Derniere Lettre" The printing attribution is "Imprime a la Haie. Et se trouve a Paris, Lejay, Libraire, & Marigot jeune. MDCCLXXVI" Very likely a pirated copy printed after the first edition. In full contemporary and likely original calf with gilt ruling to the boards, 5 raised bands with floriation in the compartments, orange morocco labels with the title and black morocco with the volume numbers. Boards are smooth, some rubbing at the corners and joints, spine top on Vol. I is pulled, spine cover starting to lift a bit on Vol. II but still attractive and holding together. Interiors have original marbled end papers, minimal foxing and aging, bit of minor darkening at the gutter from printer materials, first blank of 2nd volume has a very small hole, otherwise clean and unmarked. Nicolas-Edme Rétif (23 October 1734 – 3 February 1806), also known as Rétif de la Bretonne, was a French novelist. The term retifism for shoe fetishism was named after him and he was an enemy of the Marquis de Sade. Le Paysan Perverti was a bit hit, an "erotic novel with a moral purpose."; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall

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        Le Fumeur Flamand (De Vlaamse roker).

      Genre scene with a man seated in an interior smoking a pipe. On the background a standing man peeing against a wall. Signed on the bottom: 'David Teniers Pinx / P. Chenu Sculp.'; titled: 'LE FUMEUR FLAMAND / Gravé d'aprés l'Original de David Teniers de meme grandeur / qui est dans le Cabinet de M.r le Comte de Cence'; address at the bottom: 'A Paris ches l'Auteur rue de la Harpe á cote du Passage des Jacobins vis á vis le Caffé de Condé'; ca. 1776. Engraving and etching on paper, trimmed to plate mark and mounted on laid paper; total: 338 x 234; some foxing on the mount otherwise in good condition.

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        A Complete Collection of State-Trials, and proceedings for high-treason, and other crimes and misdemeanours; the fourth edition; commencing with the eleventh year of the reign of King Richard II. and ending with the sixteenth year of the reign of King George III. With two alphabetical tables to the whole. To which is prefixed, a new preface, by Francis Hargrave, Esquire.

      Printed by T. Wright; and sold by G. Kearsly London -1781 1776 - Eleven volumes, folio (47.5 x 30 cm), text in double columns, scattered light foxing. Contemporary tree calf gilt, covers with Greek key border, spines in eight compartments, red morocco lettering pieces to second and sixth, green morocco numbering piece to fourth, others very attractively gilt, gilt raised bands, all edges citron, marbled endpapers. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses: a set of Chinese flowers.

      Paris Lacombe -79 1776 - Twelve hand-coloured engraved plates with printed Chinese captions. Overall dimensions: 49.8 by 36 cm, framed and glazed. A fine collection of highly decorative flowers engraved after Chinese drawings, with contemporary hand-colouring. Published in the Collection Précieuse et Enluminée des Fleurs les plus Belles et les plus Curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les Jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe, they feature pale blue skies, rocky backgrounds, and often birds, butterflies, insects or animals; many plates have captions in Chinese characters below the border. Buchoz was the first European to copy the oriental style in this way. The second half of the eighteenth century saw a boom in natural history publications in France fuelled by such works as Buffon's Histoire Naturelle. The accession of Louis XVI in 1774 was followed by a relaxation in the regulation of the book trade making it easier for authors to publish their own works. No other writer was to take such copious advantage of these two developments as Pierre-Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) a French physician, lawyer and naturalist. His works are characterised by the beauty of the illustrations, and their rarity owing to the small size of the print runs. Nissen BBI 282; Dunthorne 60; Pritzel 1326.

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        Essais Historique sur Paris, de Monsieur de Saintfox.

      Paris: Veuve Duchesnes, Fontain S-Benoit., 1776. Cinquieme Edition. Leatherbound. Very good. 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.

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        Early British Printing of the Declaration of Independence

      London, England 1776 - Pamphlet. Gentleman's Magazine. London, England, August 1776. Complete with one plate. octavo. Disbound; minimal wear, some pages loose but intact. A very early British magazine printing of the "Declaration of American Independency," which appears on pages 361 and 362, signed in type by John Hancock and Charles Thompson. The Declaration is also discussed in a later article entitled an "Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists" Which asks (and concludes): "Whether those grievances were real or imaginary, or whether they did or did not deserve a parliamentary enquiry, we will not presume to decide. The ball is now struck, and time only can shew where it will rest."This monthly journal of news, science, arts and philosophy give insight into how readers in Great Britain perceived the momentous events occurring in America. News reports cover most of the major events relating to the American Revolution.

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        Silva: or, A Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions: As it was delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th Day of October, 1662, Upon the Occasion of certain Quaeries propounded to that illustrious Assembly, by the Honourable the principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy. Together with An Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. With Notes by A. Hunter, M. D. F. R. S.

      Full calf, rebuked using original spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Large 4to, 29 x 22 cm, 41 plates including fronts portrait, and 1 folding table. lvi + 649 pp + Explanatory Table + 9. Plates in very good, lacking tissue guards but with minimal offsetting.There is discolouration to one plate "The Chestnut Tree and facing page 159. See photograph.

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        VOYAGE À LA NOUVELLE GUINÉE, DANS LEQUEL ON TROUVE LA DESCRIPTION DES LIEUX, DES OBSERVATIONS PHYSIQUES & MORALES, & DES DÉTAILS RELATIFS À L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DANS LE RÈGNE ANIMAL & LE RÈGNE VÉGÉTAL.

      Ruault 1776 - SONNERAT (PIERRE): VOYAGE À LA NOUVELLE GUINÉE, DANS LEQUEL ON TROUVE LA DESCRIPTION DES LIEUX, DES OBSERVATIONS PHYSIQUES & MORALES, & DES DÉTAILS RELATIFS À L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DANS LE RÈGNE ANIMAL & LE RÈGNE VÉGÉTAL. Paris; Ruault, 1776. In-4° (265x200mm), VIIpp., 2ff. ed table, 206pp., 1f. de privilège, 90 planches sur 118, veau porphyre, 1 plat détaché, coins usés, dos à nerfs orné. Edition originale. Elle est illustré de 90 planches sur 119, gravées par Avril, Martinet et Baquoy d'après les compositions de Sonnerat lui-même: vues des Seychelles et l'île Coëtivy, de la Caldera, de Sambouangue, une machine pour pêcher, palmier de l'île Pralin, le rocou, la sapotte negro, tourterelles et pigeons, cailles, gobbe-mouche, martin-pêcheurs, pics, perruches, courlis, couscous, pélicans, oiseaux de paradis, promerops, manchots, le cacao, le citron, la muscade, le girofle,etc. Les planches 90 et 91 comptées séparément dans la table des illustrations, forment une seule planche. 1 plat détaché, plats frottés, quelques marques de crayonnage à l'arrière des planches. Quelques pages usées, quelques pages déchirées sans manque, reliure état moyen, coiffes usées. In-4(265x195mm), with 90 plates (of120) 79 of birds and 6 folding , frontispice, XIIpp.,2ff.,206pp.,1f. Contempor. calf, first edition, furnishes an early account of Papouasian flora and fauna by a notud traveler and naturalist (wood), one cover loose, text and plats are in good condition with big margins no foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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