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        Essays On the nature and immutability or truth in opposition to sophistry and scepticism


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        TWELVE SERMONS ON THE PROPHESIES CONCERNING THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH; And, In Particular, Concerning the Church of Papal Rome: Preached in Lincoln's-Inn-Chapel, at the Lecture of the Right Reverend William Warburton Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

      London: Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols: for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1776. xii, 385 pages of text, followed by [ii] pages of publisher's advertisement, and [i] blank. Original full leather binding, moderately rubbed and worn, with minor chipping to spine extremities, and weakened hinges. Binding remains attractive and functional. Engraved bookplate on front paste down endpaper. Small ink stain on title page, and a few pages with minor soiling, but the text is otherwise exceptionally clean.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        La Vera Costanza

      1776. First Edition . (OPERA). La Vera Costanza. Cantata per Musica a Tre Voci. (Gallipoli): no publisher, (1776). Octavo, contemporary full green embroidered silk richly decorated with crown and bucolic scene in silver and gold threads, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. 23. $3200.First edition of the libretto to this cantata in three voices, composed and performed to celebrate an 18th-century Italian wedding, richly and beautifully bound in green embroidered silk.This cantata was composed to be sung at the wedding of Niccola Doxi-Stracca of Gallipoli and Francesca Storti of Napoli. This highly decorative and unusual style of binding reached the height of its popularity in the first half of the 17th century and is only infrequently found on books from later periods. Text in Italian. Faint dampstain along lower edge of front cover and small portion of rear. Silver-gilt thread slightly darkened. Still a lovely, very finely bound copy in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Coryat's Crudities: Coryat's Crudities: Reprinted from the Edition of 1611. To which are now added, His Letters from India, &c. and extracts relating to him, From Various Authors: being A more particular Account of his Travels (mostly on Foot) in different Parts of the Globe, than any hitherto published. Together with his Orations, Character, Death, &c. With Copper-Plates.

      London: W. Cater; Samuel Hayes; J. Wilkie; and E. Easton at Salisbury, 1776 - 3 volumes, octavo (200

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies, as They Have Been Communicated to the Royal Society of London.

      Folio [45 x 31.5 cm]. 2 volumes in 1. I (1776): (3) ff. comprising title, colored frontispiece plate and "References to Plate 1", 1 folding map, 3-90 pp., (1) f. license, (1) f. title, and 53 ff. of colored plates enumerated 2-54, alternating with 53 ff. of corresponding text leaves.II (1779 Supplement): (3) ff. comprising title, engraved frontispiece and "References to Plate 1", 29 pp., (1) p. license, 4 ff. of colored plates enumerated 2-5, alternating with 4 ff. of corresponding text leaves, (1) f. dedication. Total of 183 leaves: 123 ff. text leaves, 59 colored plates and 1 folding map. Bound in contemporary tree-calf, borders triple gilt-ruled, spine expertly rebacked with original backstrip preserved. Provenance: George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex (1757-1839), with his insignia of a coronet and SX monogram gilt on spine. Covers a bit scuffed, later endpapers, foxing to a handful of text leaves. Plates excellent, finished in magnificent contemporary hand color.Rare first edition of this monumental illustrated work by Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803), the British ambassador to the court of Naples, amateur vulcanologist, and avid collector of Greek and Roman antiquities. A copy with a fine provenance, having belonged to the fifth Earl of Essex (see below). Hamilton’s splendid volume, representing the culmination of years of geological observation in Naples and Sicily, contains 59 sumptuous hand-colored engravings of Neapolitan landscapes, coastal scenes, city-views, and views of volcanic activity from Vesuvius, Etna, and the Aeolian islands. Though it nearly bankrupted the diplomat with the high production cost of its illustrations -- including 59 plates and a double-page map of the region -- the volume now stands as a monument to Neapolitan art and scientific culture during the Bourbon kingdom’s Golden Age. "This was, without question, one of the most lavish books of the eighteenth century"(Thackray), and forms the chief monument of Hamilton’s extraordinary legacy. Ostensibly an illustrated work of geology, Campi Phlegraei is also a visual record of Hamilton’s vigorous activity during his years in Naples. The artist Pietro Fabris, who executed the original gouache drawings, had accompanied Hamilton to many of the sites represented here, and at least 18 of the present illustrations depict either Hamilton (in a red coat), or Fabris himself (in blue), and often both together, as they observe the geological features of the countryside and surrounding islands.  Likewise, the towering volcanoes and rock formations are often placed against scenes of Neapolitan buildings and daily life, creating a documentary record of the city of Naples during the Bourbon era.The volume had its origins in Hamilton’s arrival in Naples in 1764, shortly before nearby Vesuvius entered a spectacular eruptive phase that lasted for the next three years. Despite being engaged in "an active and often demanding diplomatic career" (Sloan) at the Neapolitan court, Hamilton continually recorded observations on volcanic activity not only from Vesuvius, but from Etna and the Aeolian archipelago as well. These were published as letters in Philosophical Transactions, and again in Observations on Mount Vesuvius (1772), but the interest they sparked in the scientific community led Hamilton to envision a more ambitious publication, and in 1773 he asked Fabris to begin the series of gouache drawings from which the present plates were cut. Many of the plates bear Fabris’ initials as well, identifying him as the engraver as well as the original illustrator.The spine of the present copy is gilt-stamped with the insignia of George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex, composed of a coronet and the monogram ‘SX’. An 1896 catalogue of the library at Cassiobury Park, the Essex estate, confirms the family’s ownership. The work remained there until sold at auction with the other effects of the house in 1922. Capell-Coningsby was MP for Westminster (1779-80), Lostwithiel (1781-84), Okehampton (1785-90), and Radnor (1794-99), and served as both High Steward of Leominster and Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire. Like Hamilton, he was a fellow of the prestigious Society of Antiquaries, in connection with which the present copy was possibly acquired. The Cassiobury library catalogue reveals an extensive collection of sumptuous books, many of which are on natural phenomena and botany. * Thackray, "The Modern Pliny: William Hamilton and Vesuvius" (pp. 65-74), and Sloan, "Observations on the Kingdom of Naples: William Hamilton’s Diplomatic Career" (pp. 24-39), both in Vases and Volcanoes (London 1996). See also no. 43 (pp. 165-68) in that volume’s bibliography of Hamilton’s collection; Henry March Gilbert, Catalogue of the library in the possession of the Earl of Essex at Cassiobury Park (1896).

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        Ils Psalms da David, suainter la melodia francesa, schantaeda eir in Tudaisch.

      Bern, J.N. Gaudiana u. Joh. Pfeffer 1776 - Kl.-8°. (8) Bl., 803 (1), 226, (10) S. Mit zahlr. romanische Notenbeilagen. Späterer Lederband auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 Metall-Lederschliessen. Vorsätze leimschattig und gebräunt. Einband berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Experimental Essays on Medical and Philosophical Subjects.

      London: T. Becket and T. Cadell, 1776. Octavo, two folding tables and four folding plates, modern brown morocco. An important work, including Macbride's essay "On the Scurvy". The author's "Malt" was one of the main antiscorbutics used on Cook's voyages, although it has since been proved to have little effect. Macbride is best remembered for this work on scurvy, which extends the theoretical work of John Pringle. Macbride argued that the disease was related to the loss of fixed air (carbon dioxide). As a cheap and accessible source of fixed air, he recommended the use of infusions of malt - "worts" - taken from the liquid remaining when malt is suspended in water. The solution was tested with some apparent success by his brother Admiral John Macbride on HMS Jason and, despite less tangible results on the voyages of Wallis and Carteret, Macbride's Malt was one of the main treatments taken with Cook on the Endeavour. Cook was so taken with the Malt that he continued to use and value it during his second voyage, leading Lloyd and Coulter to comment that 'contrary to general belief... Cook's voyages delayed rather than hastened the introduction of the true cure of scurvy' (Medicine & the Navy).David Macbride (1726-1778), a chemist and physician, entered the Royal Navy after an apprenticeship with a civilian surgeon. He served as mate aboard a hospital ship and then surgeon during the war of Austrian succession (1741-1748). His seafaring experience enabled him to make a careful study of scurvy, and was the catalyst for his lifelong search for an effective antiscorbutic. After leaving the navy he set up as a surgeon and accoucheur in 1752, 'but bashfulness limited his practice for several years' (DNB).This is the third and final edition of a work first published in 1764. All editions are now quite rare. Slight water-staining, especially to final pages, neat library stamps to title and plates.

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      Oficina de Thomás de Robles y Navarro, Alava 1776 - 322 pp,2 hh. Pergamino de época.Cantos decorados.Portada arquitectónica grabada a plena página con el escudo de la provincia con San Prudencio presidiendo.Bellas capitulares grabadas en madera y algunos otros motivos a pie de alguna página.Limpio, buenos margenes. Muy buen ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torres-Espinosa]
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        La Vie du Pape Clément XIV (Ganganelli), vol 1; and Lettres intéressantes du Pape Clément XIV (Ganganelli), vols 2-3

      Barthelemi Vlam, Amsterdam 1776 - 3 volumes; 12°: *6 A-G12 H4; *10 A-L12 M2; 2 A-L12 M4. xii, 175; xx, 268; [4], 270 pp. Uniformly bound in contemporary full tree calf, spines decorated in gilt with volume numbers and "GANGAN". Volume one includes frontis plate of Clement XIV, and volume two (the first volume of the Lettres) includes an allegorical plate honoring the departed Pope. Bookplates in all three volumes of Alexander Speirs (1714-1782), a Glasgow tobacco merchant whose large library at Eldersley was well known. The bookplate bears the image of a ship, perhaps the Bowman, the Speirs' company vessel that recorded more than a dozen journeys between Scotland and Virginia. The Amsterdam editions are uncommon.Caraccioli's edition of Pope Clement XIV's letters first appeared in 1775, controversy and subsequent editions appeared shortly thereafter. The Pope's letters were the work of Caraccioli himself--Voltaire denounced the publication as apocryphal shortly after their publication, which did not undermine their popularity. Included among the letters is one addressed to Caraccioli himself (letter CXXII), in which the Pope exhorts him to continue his literary productions, as they are of great value to the reading public. Included here as volume one of the three-volume set is Caraccioli's "La Vie du Pape Clément XIV" another popular work, but this one attributed to Caraccioli on the title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur la nature de la liberté civile, les principes du gouvernement, la justice, et la politique de la guerre avec l'Amérique

      1776. original manuscript of an anonymous French translation and remained unpublished for the fundamental work of Price for American independence.Bound in full morocco vintage red. dumb smooth back ornate. Triple net framing on the boards. Indoor Friesland. brass clasps in perfect condition. gilt edges. A small scratch on the upper PLTS. A scratch on the lower flat.Very nice copy morocco vintage clasps.1776 Pet. in-4 (19x23,5cm) 167pp. (20) relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Journée de l'amour, ou heures de Cythere

      - S.n., A Gnide 1776, In-8 (12,5x20,3cm), xiv (2) 165pp. (1), relié. - Prima edizione prima stampa delle figure 4 e 8 coda-lampada dopo Taunay pittore, un'immagine creata da questo artista. Cohen "figure aggraziate". Copia di armi e parti di armi Flament Assigny - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale en premier tirage des 4 figures et de 8 culs-de-lampe d'après le peintre Taunay, seule illustration réalisée par cet artiste. Cohen parle de "gracieuses figures". Exemplaire aux armes et pièces d'armes de Jean-Claude Flamen d'Assigny, d'azur à deux lions rampants d'or. Homme politique et agronome, deux fois Président du Conseil général de la Nièvre. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Armes frappés sur les plats et pièces d'armes angulaires, et triple filet d'encadrement. Roulette sur les coupes.  Bel exemplaire. Recueil de contes et de poésies en vers et proses, de discours, l'ensemble célébrant la journée de l'amour, divisée en huit heures ; chaque heure portant un intitulé : L'imagination, L'absence, La jalousie... oeuvre de 5 auteurs qui avaient formé la société littéraire de "La table ronde" : Favart, la Comtesse de Turpin, Boufflers, Guillard et Voisenon. Ex-libris gravé aux armes de Flamen d'Assigny.  

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        Théorie des jardins.

      Paris, Pissot, 1776. ____ Première édition. Rompant avec le goût pour les jardins symétriques, la théorie de Jean Marie Morel "est toute fondée sur la nature." Cet architecte a tracé les plans des jardins du Prince de Conti à l'Ile-Adam, du duc d'Aumont à Guiscard, de M. de Nicolaï à Bercy, du maréchal de Trévise à Saint-Ouen, de M. de Girardin à Ermenonville et des parcs de Sceaux et de la Malmaison. Marges des deux premiers et des deux derniers feuillets roussis. Petits manques à la coiffe et charnière fendue sur 2 cm. ***** First edition. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilted with nerves, red edges. Margins of the first two leaves and the last two foxed. In-8. [198 x 122 mm] Collation : (8), 397, (3) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Il mercurio errante delle grandezze di Roma tanto antiche che moderne di Pietro Rossini antiquario. Diviso in due parti. Nelle quali si tratta de' palazzi, chiese, ville giardini, terme, acque, teatri... Con l'aggiunta delle fabriche... Edizionje decima. Parte prima (-seconda)

      Presso G. Quojani, 1776. 2 voll. in 16, pp. (4) + XLIV + 440; 526 + (2 bb.) + 18 (mancano le pp. 1/2 dell'indice) con 18 tavv. f. t. piu' volte rip. (di 19 ?) e 20 ill. n. t. inc. all'acquaf. Segni d'uso non particolarmente deturpanti, 2 tavv. con lievi danni. M. pg. coeva con segni d'uso, particolrmente ai tagli. Rara e apprezzata guida di Roma la cui prima edizione risale al 1693. Nelle edizioni successive vennero aggiunte le illustrazioni alle quali collaboro' il giovane Piranesi. Interessanti anche le notizie sui palazzi di nuova erezione. Rossetti, G - 1279. Fossati Bellani, 768. Borroni, 8066/11 che non cita le tavv.). ITA

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        Considérations filosofiques sur la franc-maçonnerie Dédié à tous les Oriens en France, par un Député de Jérusalem.

      Hambourg, De l'Imprimerie d'Arbas, au temple de la Vèrité. Et se trouve à Rome, chés Falamos, rue Fantoccini, au Cierge pascal. in 12, de (4)- 462- (2)-XII pp., demi-basane brune XIXe, dos lisse orné de fers maçonniques, bon exemplaire. Ouvrage maçonnique rare dont l'auteur est resté inconnu. Ce curieux texte est rédigé en orthographe simplifiée, l'auteur ayant décidé "de retrancher la réduplication totale des lettres oisives; d'y condâner à un banissement perpétuel la plupart des diftongues,les doubles consones qui sont redondantes ou muettes dans la prononciation (...) sans pourtant imiter en cela ceux qui, par une trop grande sévèrité, ont absolument dénaturé & défiguré l'ortografe actuelle". Ce livre dans lequel un franc-maçon sévertue à réduire les objections d'un ''filosofe'' contre la maçonnerie, se clôt par une liste curieuse de livres imaginaires. ¶ Caillet n°2558 (collation incorrecte) - Dorbon n°5611 (idem) - Fesch 416 (idem. Donne une longue analyse du contenu) - Wolfstieg n°23399 (idem.) "sehr selten" - Cat CCFR seulement 2 ex. (BNF, Lyon)

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        Le territoire de Verone dressé sur les meilleures cartes.

      Remondini, 1776. Incisione in rame, colorata, 473x550. Tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare. Copperplate, coloured, 473x550. From "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example.

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      Camp at Dorchester, near Boston, 1776. [1]p. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A letter written by Rev. Ebenezer Cleaveland from the Continental Army's encampment at Dorchester Heights, outside of Boston, requesting that General John Thomas allow his underage son to remain on the muster rolls as his "waiter." Cleaveland, a minister in Gloucester, Massachusetts, served as an army chaplain during the American Revolution. Here he writes from camp during the Siege of Boston, explaining the difficult circumstances which have led him to keep his young son with him at the army's encampment. Cleaveland had twelve children and lived on a minister's means; in this letter he notes that financial interests require him to keep his son with him whether or not he draws pay from the army, and he finds his son to be very capable around camp. He writes: "When the alarm was made in good earnest on the memorable 19th of April, my family being exposed to the ravages of the enimy, I sent them out of town all saving my 2 sons. The eldest engaged as an officer in the Army, the other but about 12 years of age chose to tarry with me and upon my engaging in the Army he came to the camp with me and has served as a waiter and his service was so well accepted in the col[onel]s. mess that the cols. judged it just to enter him on wages and had him instated in his regiment and he has passed the muster the season past. "I am urged to engage him [as] a fifer, but I know of no one waiter who will serve me every way equal to him and as my wages are small, and [I have] an expensive family and no other support, [having been] drove from my parrish and interests have at present suffered the loss of my all; and but few waiters but what would be very expensive, and I must study frugality and shall be obliged to keep him for my waiter, whether I draw provisions and wages for him or not, and tho' he is but young yet it can be made to appear that he is not the weakest nor most incapable to act the part of a souldier, but exceeds in vigor and activity some who have five years advantage of him in age. However, I pray that if its not in your province to pass him as a souldier that your honor would so far commiserate my suffering sircumstances as to solicit his Excellency General Washington in my behalf. Had I the least thought it would injure the cause I would be silent but submit to your wisdom." An intimate look into some of the issues facing those men who joined the Continental cause.

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        A General History of the Science and Practice of Music In Five Volumes


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        Cuthbertson's System for the Complete Interior Management and Oeconomy of a Batallion of Infantry. A new edition, with corrections.

      Bristol: printed by Rouths and Nelson. 1776 viii, 192, [16]pp tables (3 folding). 8vo. Some sl. tears without loss to edge of several tables, one folding table browned along leading edge. Full contemporary calf, raised & gilt banded spine, red morocco label; spine splashed & mottled, v. sl. crack to head of upper joint.ESTC T114996, BL only in this country; Cornell, Huntington, McMaster & Cincinnati in America. An errata slip after p.8. is noted, not present in this copy. First published in Dublin in 1768, this Bristol printing pre-dates the first London edition of 1779. Captain Bennett Cuthbertson of His Majesty's Fifth Regiment of Foot, presents the organisation of the regiment in clearly stratified social classes. The commanding officer at its centre, is urged to act as a benevolent 'parent' to the subordinate officers, men who, in turn, were expected to conduct themselves like 'obedient children'. Beyond this 'family' of commissioned officers and social peers stood the larger community of subordinates; inferiors to be suppressed by the enforcement of proper conduct. 'In the eyes of Bennett Cuthbertson, the men who provided the Army with its recruits were bumbling rustics of child-like simplicity. [His] influential book on regimental administration, believed the private soldier to be incapable of completing even the most basic task without supervision ... remarking that 'soldiers are not to be depended on in anything, let it be ever so much for their advantage'... [and] needed to be cured of the 'stubborn disposition which characterizes the peasants of most countries' and broken of their 'awkward clownish ways'. (Ref: Brumwell, S. Redcoats: the British Soldier and War in the Americas, 1755-1763.)

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        Opere di Claudio Claudiano. Tradotte, e arrichite di erudite Annotazioni. Da Niccola Beregani (.) All' Illustriss.ed. Eccellentiss.Sign. Somenico Grillo / Annotazioni da Niccola Bereganii.- *2 Bände*

      Venezia Apressio Gio. Gabbriello Ertz [Hertz], 1776 - (xx),508 und (iv),308 Seiten Tomo I und II.- Interimskartonage der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel; Band I mit herrlichem Vortitelkupfer.- Bei Band I Rücken angerissen; Vorsätze gelockert, z.T. unaufgeschnitten, Altersfleckchen/gelegentlicher Wasserrand.- Provenienz: Aus der Bibliothek des Soziologen Kurt H. Wolff (dt.-jüd.Schüler von Karl Mannheim, Emigration, später an Adorkheimers Institut für Sozialforschung; u.a. machte er die amerikanische Soziologie mit den europäischen Soziologen Emile Durkheim und Georg Simmel bekannt, durchaus nicht ohne Folgen; sein eigenes literarisches Schaffen stand unter dem Einfluß von Carl Einstein und Gottfried Benn) mit dessen Besitzeinträgen (Dr. Kurt Wolff / Roma, 1.5. 37 / Bücherkarren / Vicino a Ponte Garibaldi).- Im Italienischen Exil war Wolff 1933-1938, es folgten England und die USA.--[ Standort Wimregal . HAA-13585endr m/' Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 897

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        Des Herrn Göthe sämtliche Wercke. 3 Bände. Titel, 240 S.; Titel, 174 S. (die S. 78/79 übersprungen und 81/82 doppelt pag.); 135 S. Hübsche Kalblederbde auf 5 Bünden im Stil d. Z. mit Rückenvergoldung, zwei farb. Rückenschildern, Deckelfileten mit Eckfleurons. Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Biel, Heilmann, 1775-1776. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Sammlung von Goethes Schriften überhaupt. Sie geht noch der Himburgschen voraus, die lange als die erste galt. Mit dem höchst seltenen dritten Band, der sowohl der Sammlung Kippenberg als auch in der Speck-Collection fehlt. Die Sammlung enthält: Götz von Berlichingen; Clavigo; Werther; Stella; Götter, Helden und Wieland; Erwin und Elmire. Ein Schweizer Verleger war es, der Goethes Bedeutung erkannte und noch vor einem deutschen Verleger – wenn auch ohne Rechte – diese Ausgabe veranstaltete. Niklaus Heilmann (1739-1816) war der Sohn des Erstdruckers von Biel, Johann Christoph Heilmann. "Man muß der Heilmannschen Buchhandlung in Biel den Ruhm lassen, als erste erkannt zu haben, daß der junge Dichterruhm des Herrn Göthe von solcher Nachhaltigkeit sein werde, daß man dem Publikum daraufhin eine Sammelausgabe seiner 'Sämtlichen Wercke' darzubieten riskieren könne. Ein Schweizer Buchhändler war hier also doch noch etwas früher aufgestanden, als der gewiefte Berliner Himburg" (Otto Deneke, Die erste Sammlung von Goethes Schriften, Göttingen 1907). – Sehr selten. Seit 1950 kann ich im Handel nur acht weitere Exemplare nachweisen, davon fünf ohne den dritten Band und zwei mit weiteren Defekten. Ein komplettes Exemplar hatten wir in unserem Katalog 70 (2008) angeboten. In deutschen Bibliotheken kann ich nur drei komplette Exemplar in Berlin, Göttingen und Weimar ermitteln. – Teils etwas gebräunt. Ein kleiner Eckabriss sauber angesetzt. Die Bandbezeichnungen von 1 und 3 waren ausgeschnitten und sind sauber wieder eingefügt. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar auf festem Papier. – Goed. IV 3, 1, 1b; Hagen 1; Dorn 3398 (Ersatz für die Nr. 1 im Hauptband, dort ohne den 3. Band); Schreiber, Speck Coll., 1 (ohne Band 3, Band 1 ohne Titel); Kippenberg 324 (ohne Band 3). Nicht bei Hirzel, Meyer und Borst. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mélanges de Physique et de Médecine. A Paris, chez P. G. Cavelier, 1771. RELIÉ AVEC (à la suite) : 2). (du même). Du Pronostic dans les Maladies Aïgues. A Montpellier, chez Rigaud, Pons et Compagnie, 1776.

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8. 1). 1f. IX. 398pp. 1f. 2). 3ff. XIV. 235pp. 2ff. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque restaurée). 1). Edition Originale de ce recueil de textes parus séparément dans les 'Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences'. On y trouve notamment le 'Mémoire sur l'élévation et la suspension de l'eau dans l'air et sur la rosée', qui constitue la principale contribution de l'auteur à la physique. "The value of Le Roy's theory was in its radically different approach to the problem of evaporation. (.) Although the solution theory of vapors has proved untenable, Le Roy neverthless performed an invaluable service to science. By clearing away the arcane mechanisms that had been conceived by his predecessors and presenting instead a clear, testable hypothesis, he prepared the way for the important advancements in the theory of evaporation made by Lavoisier and Dalton." (D.S.B.). Parmi les autres mémoires se trouvent notamment deux textes sur la vision et l'accomodation de l'œil, illustrés d'une planche dépliante hors-texte. 2). Edition Originale. Faux-titre et titre du second ouvrage montés sur onglets. Sigature manuscrite ancienne: "ex lirbis Laugier D. med.". D.S.B., 8, 255. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principles of the Revolution vindicated in a Sermon preached before the University of Cambridge on Wednesday May 29 1776


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        Histoire naturelle de la parole ou précis de l'origine du langage & de la grammaire universelle. Extrait du Monde primitif.

      Paris, L'auteur, Boudet, Valleyre, Ve Duchesne, Saugrain, 1776. ____ Première édition séparée, la seule contenant la belle planche dépliante gravée et imprimée en couleurs par Gautier d'Agoty, qui représente les organes de la voix. Le texte d'explication de cette planche a été rédigé par le chirurgien Dessault. Papiers des plats un peu frottés. Bel exemplaire. ***** First separate edition, the only one with a folding plate printed in colours by Gautier d'Agoty. In-8. [190 x 123 mm] Collation : frontispice, (4), 400 pp., 2 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Demi-veau, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Oeuvres complettes, publiées par M. Rigoley de Juvigny

      de l'Imprimerie de Lambert. The most complete collective edition of Alexis Piron's works, edited by Rigoley de Juvigny. Portrait of the author at the beginning of the first volume, engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin after Caffieri. As very often, the eighth volume (being the Œuvres badines) is not present. A well-margined copy. Contemporary green morocco. Spine richly gilt with dentelles and gilt fleurons, red morocco title and label volumes. Triple gilt fillet frame to covers. Gilt roulette frame to pastedowns. All edges gilt. Spines lightly and uniformly sunned, a few scratches. Occasional light spotting, but otherwise a very good copy. de l'Imprimerie de Lambert Paris 1776 in-8 (12,5x19,5 cm) (4) xv ; 379pp. (4) et (4) 573pp. (1) et (4) 544pp. et (4) 599pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp. 7 volumes reliés

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        New Illustrations of Zoology; containing fifty coloured plates of new, curious and non-descript Birds, with a few Quadrupeds, Reptiles and Insects...

      London: For B. White, 1776. viii, 136, 50 hand-col plates. Cont. full calf. Contemporary full calf (rubbed and with some wear to corners and joints; front joint cracked and tender, spine and top of front board faded), gilt tooling to spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Some offsetting to plates. Provenance: From Lytton Strachey's library, with his small bookplate, designed by Dora Carrington to the endpaper. Following the death of Strachey passed to Ralph and Frances Partridge (whose name is on fly-leaf). Earlier bookplates of R.M. Trench Chiswell and Mary Constance Butler Nissen (IVB) 151. Parallel titles and text in English and French [by Thomas Pennant]. 42 of the 50 plates are of birds. The work was published by Gilbert White's brother, Benjamin

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        The Original Works of William King, LL.D. Advocate of Doctors Commons; Judge of the High Court of Admiralty and Keeper of the Records in Ireland, and Vicar General to the Lord Primate. Now first collected into three volumes: with historical notes, and memoirs of the author.

      Printed for the Editor; and sold by N. Conant, successor to Mr Whiston, in Fleet-Street. 1776 xxxii, 282pp; [4], 308pp; [4], 315, [1]p, half titles, engraved vignette portrait to each titlepage, one full-page woodcut. 8vo. One v. sl. marginal tear to T1 vol. II, some offset browning on endpapers. A fine clean set bound in full contemporary sprinkled calf, smooth spines, gilt bands, red morocco title labels, dark green oval vol. labels set within gilt wreaths. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar.ESTC T149862. Born in London, the son of Ezekiel King, he was related to the family of Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon. From Westminster School, where he was a scholar under Richard Busby, at the age of eighteen he was elected to Christ Church, Oxford in 1681. There he is said to have dedicated himself completely to his studies. Reportedly after eight years he had read over 22,000 books and manuscripts. He died in 1712, but it was to be over 60 years before his collected works were published. The editor notes that 'from the scattered manner, however, in which they have been hitherto published, but few of his admirers have been able to obtain a complete copy. That inconvenience is here remedied; and some pieces are preserved, which, though they add greatly to our Author's reputation, were in danger of being lost to the world'.

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        'Observations... at King George's Island in the South Sea' [and] 'Variation of the Compass, as observed on the Endeavour Bark' [and] 'Transitus Venus' [from] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

      [London]: [Royal Society], 1767-, 1776. Large octavo, folding plate; modern speckled boards. An attractive collection of three articles relating to Cook and the Endeavour voyage from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1771.The collection gives an interesting insight into some of the chief scientific concerns of Cook's first voyage, with three separate notices relating to the voyage and particularly the Transit of Venus as observed from Tahiti. The first is the "Observations ... at King George's Island in the South Sea" co-written with Charles Green the astronomer. Green is an interesting figure, for many years assistant to the Astronomer Royal at Greenwich, in 1763 he sailed on the testing voyage of John Harrison's famous chronometer H4. Green later quarrelled violently with Nevil Maskleyne and joined the Navy in a huff, but their relationship was sufficiently mended for Green to be recommended for the Endeavour voyage. He died in 1771 from dysentery contracted in Batavia. The article features extracts from the Log and an interesting plate which shows diagrammatically the differing readings of Cook and Green.The second article is a more technical piece on the "Variation of the Compass, as observed on board the Endeavour Bark", a pressing concern for eighteenth-century navigation. The last essay here is a letter from Johan Maurits Mohr, who settled in Batavia in 1737 where he built a fine observatory that was visited by Cook, and who had himself observed the Transit of Venus and taken notes.The great bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes noted the first two articles from the Philosophical Transactions, but omitted the third. Good.

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        Institution des sourds et muets, par la voie des signes méthodiques ; ouvrage qui contient le projet d'une langue universelle, par l'entremise des signes naturels assujettis à une méthode.

      Paris, Nyon, 1776. ____ Edition originale. "C'est en 1776 qu'il fit paraître son ouvrage majeur l'Institution des sourds et muets, résultat de ses recherches personnelles et de la profonde conviction qui l'habitait : "L'instruction des sourds-muets, dit-il, consiste à faire entrer par les yeux, dans leur esprit, ce qui est entré dans le nôtre par les oreilles." En Français dans le Texte 168. He "began the first school for deaf mutes at Paris in 1755 and maintained it largely at his own expense. In 1791 l'Epée's school became the Institution Nationale des Sourds Muets. ... In the present work, he reports on the methods he employed to teach his pupils to understand and respond to French (even to the conjugation of verbs) by means of facial expressions and hand signs." (Heirs of Hippocrates) Garrison-Morton 3358 :"Includes a reprint of the author's Institution des sourds et muets; ou recueil des exercices. Paris 1774." Deux coins légèrement usés, mais bel exemplaire. *****. In-12. [170 x 96 mm] Collation : VIII, 228, 132, (4) pp. Basane marbrée, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Memoires pour servir a la connaissance des affaires politiques et économiques du royaume de Suède, jusqu'a la fin de la 1775me année

      S.n.. First edition, rare, of Canzler from Barbier (Dict. anonymous works). Title pages in red and black, illustrated with two vignettes. 43 tables flyers. Two figures of the orders of chivalry. The two volumes are continuous pagination. Half Calf fawn with small time corners. Back tooled raised florets 4 cold and cold nets; title and volume number struck cold. The work presents a complete military and political panorama of Sweden, mainly economic perspective, history, ... (spreading art, architecture ...) The author, as announced in preface, spent seven years in the country, taking care with the aim of its future work, attending scholars, libraries and anything that might serve his purpose. Trade, the country's finances are finely and carefully studied. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. à Londres ( & se trouve à Dresde cheez Conrad Walther) 1776 2 tomes en un Vol. Pet. in 4 (16,5x20cm) x (6) 431pp. (1) relié

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        Le parnasse royen, ou les 19 journées royennes. Recueillies par M. de Corselles et mis en ordre par M. Dumirail qui a joint l'avant-propos de chaque journée.

      Roye, 1776-1777. ____ Manuscrit des comptes rendus des dîners de cette société littéraire à Roye, en Picardie. "Au commencement de Novembre 1776, plusieurs parents et amis imaginèrent de se donner un repas chaque semaine jusqu'au Caréme. Ils firent un concordat pour régler les plats, vins et desserts qui composeraient chaque dîner." (page 1) C'est cette réunion que l'on appela : la Société des Dînants. Comme on peut s'y attendre, des vers célèbrent les plaisirs de la table : "Boire et manger sans contredit / sont deux grands plairs de la vie / lorsqu'avec un bon appêtit / on trouve la table bien servie / qui mieux que vous le fait, intrépides Dinans." (p. 265) Ce sont donc les comptes rendus de 21 dîners, avec les noms des convives (celui 24 janvier a réuni 54 personnes) et quelques fois les plats que l'on y a servi (Un pâté de perdrix est ainsi le sujet d'une pièce de vers), suivi des nombreuses pièces qui ont été lues ou chantées et de quelques lettres. " Alors que les convives arrivaient à cet instant d'un dîner, où la gaité brille dans tout son éclat, un des membres de la Société se levait, et réclamant un silence indulgent lisait un morceau de prose ou de poésie. Ce sont toutes ces productions qui, recueillies et mises en ordre, forment un volume manuscrit portant le titre de : Parnasse royen." Ce recueil est réellement fort intéressant à parcourir, la plupart des vers sont faciles et bien tournés, tous les genres de poésie sont représentés : des tragédies, des comédies exécutées par les amateurs de la Société, formaient le passe-temps agréable des soirées. Il y a des anecdotes fort curieuses, des récits pleins d'originalité dont l'intérêt, augmenté par l'actualité, devait rendre ces productions charmantes et remplies d'attraits; ce manuscrit donne une peinture exacte des mœurs de l'époque." Emile Coet, Histoire de la ville de Roye (1880). En fin de volume on trouve reproduit 3 opéra comiques de Billecocq du Miraille qui était membre de la société ou qui participait activement à ces réunions. Une affiche manuscrite est insérée : "La grande troupe des dînans donnera aujourd'hui gratis la première représentation de 'Il y en aura pour tout le monde". Opéra-comique. On commencera à 4 heures précises." Le manuscrit est de plusieurs mains, avec des corrections. La pagination passe de 220 à 225, deux feuillets ont, semble-t-il, été retirés. Emile Coet ne connaissait que deux exemplaires de ce manuscrit, l'un se trouve à la bibliothèque de Roye, l'autre est très certainement celui que nous présentons ici. *****. In-folio. Collation : (14), 276 pp., plus une centaine de feuillets non paginés. Vélin moucheté. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Journée de l'amour, ou heures de Cythere

      S.n.. First edition first printing of figures 4 and 8 tail-lamp after Taunay painter, one image created by this artist. Cohen on "graceful figures".Copy to weapons and weapons parts Flament Assigny S.n. A Gnide 1776 In-8 (12,5x20,3cm) xiv (2) 165pp. (1) relié

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        Lawyer's Day Book. 1776. London

      1776. 1776-1777 Day Book of London Attorney With Entries Concerning a Land Deal in Florida [Manuscript]. [London Attorney]. Day Book. [S.n. (but no doubt London), October 1776-November 1777. c. 200 ff., 22 ff. filled with content on rectos and versos. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary vellum, hand-lettered title and date to spine and front board. Moderate soiling, some rubbing to extremities with wear to head and tail, front hinge cracked, bookseller ticket of London dealer Richard Blamire to front pastedown. Light toning to text, content written in neat hand on red-ruled leaves. An interesting item. $1,500. * Though unsigned, this day book was clearly the work of a London attorney. Folio 11 has an interesting entry concerning a conveyance in Florida: "Took Instructions to draw conveyance of Lands in *FLORIDA* (sic) under Grant of Mr. Tompson." Florida was ceded to Britain 1763 but taken by the Spanish in 1781 and guaranteed to them 1783. (It was ceded to the U.S. in 1820.) Many of the entries concern property transactions. Others illustrate the pressures of the lawyer's life. For example, an entry of Folio 5: "Mrs Cheasley being very bad Mr Ward came & desired I would go down immediately & get Power of Attorney executed. Mr. Thompson & self went in a chaise & 4 at 10 (o'clock) at night & returned next Day at 2 (o'clock) & got Power executed'; Fol. 21: '..the whole of this day with them & at my House till 11oC at night." This lawyer worked with a variety of individuals. He notes, in Fol. 10, that he met with a Mr. Atkinson concerning "the Payment of Prize Money in his hands to distribute." In Fol. 15b we see he "Attended Mr Child (the banker) re an account, their refusal to pay a client's bill &c." A note in Fol. 20b may relate to the noted legal historian Francis Hargrave [1741-1821]: "Attd. Mr. Hargrave & took his Draft for the money." An entry on Fol. 13: "Ent'd. in Waste Book Fo 67" above an entry crossed through in this volume suggests this book was one of a series of records kept by the lawyers concerned.

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        Lettere turche, raccolte e stampate da Stiepan Pastor-Vecchio.

      Constantinopoli, [Dresden], 1776. ____ Première édition. Ces "lettres" sont en italien, et en français pour environ un tiers. Aventurier, Stepan Zannowich (1751-1786) avait de nombreux points communs avec Casanova, qu'il rencontra plusieurs fois : peu scrupuleux en matières financières, joueur, voyageur infatigable et littérateur prolixe. Casanova écrit dans ses mémoires, au sujet de Premislas Zannowich, et ce propos aurait pu aussi bien s'appliquer à son frère Stepan : "Il me paraissait de voir en lui mon portrait quand j'avais quinze ans de moins, et je le plaignais car je ne lui supportais pas mes ressources." Les frères Zannowich sont à l'origine d'une gigantesque escroquerie qui manqua de provoquer une guerre entre Venise et la Hollande. Casanova publia sur cette affaire une "Lettre historico-critique sur un fait connu" en 1785 ... Dans une de ces "Lettres turques", Zannowich se nomme le "Voltaire de la Dalmatie". (Il eut une correspondance avec celui-ci.) Il s'est inspiré, pour la forme, des "Lettres persanes". Ce sont des anecdotes et des réflexions sur la légèreté des hommes, l'inconstance des femmes, la médisance, la comédie, le théâtre, le jeu... D'autres se présentent comme des contes orientaux. On lit à la fin de l'ouvrage : "Que ma carrière finisse quoique j'ai 25 ans, je n'y aurai point de regret, pourvu que les siècles à venir parlent avec admiration de mon ambition & de mes Lettres turques." Zannowich se suicida dans une prison d'Amsterdam, où il avait été enfermé pour dettes. Cet ouvrage est rare. Aucun exemplaire conservé dans les bibliothèques en France et aux USA. Relié à la suite, du même : Lettera dell'autore delle lettere Turche a sua santita serenissima greca-ortodossa Sava Petrowich, arcivescovo metropolita di Montenegro, Principe de Zenta... [Dresden ?], 1776. In-12 de 16 pp. Plus rare encore que le précédent, un seul exemplaire connu dans les bibliothèques (Dresden). "Stefano Zannowich mêlait à ses impostures une incessante activité littéraire. Partout où ses pérégrinations le menaient il fit publier ses ouvrages et opuscules sous ses impressionnants noms d'emprunt, en petit nombre et le plus souvent à ses frais ou à ceux de ses créditeurs. Poésies médiocres, correspondances réelles et fictives, plagiats, essais moralisants, analyses politiques parfois redoutables se côtoient dans ses ouvrages dont ne subsistent aujourd'hui que de rares copies dans quelques bibliothèques publiques et privées. La chasse des bibliographes et collectionneurs à ces rarissimi est d'autant plus ardue que les ravages de la dernière guerre mondiale avaient détruit plusieurs bibliothèques et collections en Europe centrale et orientale où Zannowich comptait beaucoup d'amis auxquels il donnait ses ouvrages." (Watzlawick). Des rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : (4), 243, (1) pp. Basane racinée, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Political tracts. Containing, The False Alarm. Falkland Islands. The Patriot; and, Taxation No Tyranny.

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1776. Octavo; early repair to front hinge and spine, in contemporary sheep. First collected edition of these political pamphlets, published anonymously.Probably the most famous of the four is the last, 'Taxation no Tyranny; An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress', a scathing attack on those 'zealots of anarchy' who have 'denied to the Parliament of Britain the right of taxing the American Colonies'. Bitterly opposed to the War of Independence, Johnson inveighs with a sustained denunciation which includes his famous quip 'If slavery be thus fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?'. Very good.

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        Le paysan perverti

      Edition containing 251 letters (numbered letters CCL + a "Last Letter") followed by "Statutes of the town of Oudun" by 44 autograph dedication of the authors. 8 title pages.The address varies: "Printed in The Hague 1776.". (Second, fourth, sixth and eighth parts); "Printed in The Hague. And is located in Paris, markets booksellers listed at the beginning of Part I. M. DCC. LXXVI." (Third and seventh parts); "Printed in The Hague. And is located in Paris, markets booksellers listed at the beginning of Part I. DCC. LXXVI." (Part Five).Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Chez Lejay & Merigot A La Haie (La Haye) 1776 In-12 (9,5x17cm) v (1) 290pp. ; 316pp. et 244pp. ; 200pp. (8) 8 parties en 2 volumes reliés

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        1776 Road Map of Scotland

      Published in 1776, this is a nice example of Taylor & Skinner's Road Map of Scotland in its original soft leather covers that's folds down to a pocket size small enough to fit into a Stage Coach Driver's pocket, the leather covers have a few shallow chips at fold points else is in a nice general condition, title label to cover worn at edges but still retains most of the lettering, internally the main title page is heavily browned where is has reacted with the covers else rest of contents generally clean, unfortunately it is lacking the general folding map of Scotland, otherwise all the other Sixty one maps are present, with some corner curling and mild edge wear else contents in good general condition. Given how many of these books have been broken for the maps it may be possible to locate the general map being sold separately somewhere. Lacking the general map of Scotland else a nice example of this early road map of Scotland in its original soft leather covers

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        Neue Reisen nach West Indien...

      Helmstedt: Johann Heinrich Kuhnlin, 1774-, 1776. Octavo, two works bound together, the first in two volumes, the second in one, folding map and two folding plates, ms. annotation on front free endpaper and title; in contemporary half calf. Two works bound together, a mixed set of the German edition of Bossu's travels in Louisiana, together with a German edition of Georgi's travels on the Russian mainland.Georgi, the German scholar and explorer, 'conducted the first geological exploration of the Volga, Urals, Altai and the regions Beyond Lake Balkai, and in 1771-73 completed a voyage around the lake'. He also produced the first demographic study of the peoples of Russia from 1776-80. This work is the result of his ethnographic studies and exploration of Eastern Siberia.Bound with this is Bossu's Neue Reisen nach West Indien, in an attractive early mixed set (revised edition of the first volume, first of the second). Bossu, naturalist and disciple of Linnaeus, is known primarily for his exploration of North America. Although he travelled as far north as present-day Illinois, most of his time was spent in Louisiana. He made three voyages to the region over a twenty-year period and updated this work to include his subsequent travels. He befriended and studied North American Indians, specifically the Quapaw, and later the Alibamu and Arkansas. His observations are primarily ethnographic, examining their customs and language. The work is organised as a series of twenty-two letters to the Marquise de l'Estrade de la Cousse. He was overtly critical of missionary activity in the area and was imprisoned as a result of his comments. The subsequent banning of the first French edition accounts for its rarity.Bossu's Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales appeared in three editions, each enlarged to take account of his latest travels. His second narrative, published in 1768, comprises a series of twenty-one letters to the Marquis de l'Estrade de la Cousse, describing his life and travels in Louisiana country from 1751 to 1762. His ventures ranged from Fort Chartres (founded by Pierre Duque de Boisbriant in 1720), in present Illinois, to Mobile and along the Mississippi River. The second narrative was translated into English by J. Reinhold Forster as part of the Linnaean Voyages. The final edition of his Nouveau voyages, in the form of letters written to his friend and comrade Douin, appeared in 1777. Slightly shelf worn but a very good copy.

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        Introduction a l'histoire naturelle et a la géographie physique d'Espagne; Traduite de l'Original Espagnol de Guillaume Bowles, par le Vicomte de Flavigny.

      A Paris: chez L. Cellot & Jombrt Fils, jeune, MDCCLXXVI, Paris 1776 - [i.e. 1776].- // [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // 8º, (193x121mm); XII, 516 p., [2] p. blancas; sign. a6, A-Z8, Aa-Ii8, Kk2 [Kk2, blanca]; adorno tipográfico en portada.- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel; lomo cuajado con nervios y tejuelo de marroquín rojo; filete dorado en los cantos; cofia y pie adornados; cortes tintados en rojo; conserva registro de seda roja. Leve golpe restaurado en punta superior trasera.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Palau, 34229.- // Estupenda (y por ello apreciada) traducción francesa de la primera edición de la obra Introduccion a la Historia Natural y a la Geografia Fisica de España (Madrid, 1775, reed. 1782 y 1789). Bowles, abogado Irlandés, abandonó el derecho en su tierra natal y se afincó en París, dedicándose a los estudios de Historia natural. Allí le conoció el marino español Antonio de Ulloa quien, al ver los diarios científicos que había elaborado de sus viajes por Francia y Alemania, le animó a ir a España -donde vivió en Madrid y en Bilbao-, siendo al cabo contratado por el ministerio para labores científicas relacionadas con la minería y la Historia natural. La obra, además de recoger una descripción amena de sus desplazamientos por la península, es un genuino tratado de geología y minería de España, especialmente de las minas de cinabrio de las de Andalucía y el País vasco, y de la potencilidad de los antiguos volcanes. Se alternan así los comentarios de curiosidad como la descripción de la transhumancia de la mesta o la comparación de los pescados del Atlántico y del Mediterráneo ("no hace falta tener un paladar demasido fino para darse cuenta de la calidad de la textura y sabor del besugo vizcaino frente el valenciano"), con los de la composición del terreno, las industrias que podrían articularse en torno a los recursos geológicos o la mejor manera de extraer la mena de diferentes tipos de minerales, junto al hincapie en los nacederos de los grandes ríos peninsulares. Libro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vergnügen der Augen und des Gemüths, in Vorstellung einer allgemeinen Sammlung von Schnecken und Muscheln, welche im Meer gefunden werden.

      Nürnberg: Knorrs Erben, 1776. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Six parts in two volumes. 4to (252 x 204 mm). Text volume: [5] 6-127 [1], [3] 126-240, [5] 6-52, [5] 6-48 [14], [3] 4-46, [3] 4-76, [1] 2-18, [3] 4-7 [1]. Separate title pages to each part: part 1 dated 1776, part 2 dated 1784, part 3 dated 1768, part 4 dated 1769, part 5 dated 1771, part 6 dated 1772, registers bound at the end of part 4 and 6, 7 pp 'Ehrenrettung' bound at the end of this volume. The first two parts of the revised edition printed on stronger paper than the remaining parts. Plate volume: separate engraved and hand-coloured frontispieces to each part, 190 engraved plates (30 hand-coloured for each part and additional 10 uncoloured white on dark ground in part 6, numbered I-XXX, I*-XXX*, I**-XXX**, I***-XXX***, I****-XXX****, I*****-XL*****), 100 pages of general register to all 6 parts bound at end. Only a few light brown spots and thumb soling can occasionally be found. The title-page and final text pages very little browned, otherwise bright and clean. Mid 19th century half calfs, spine ruled and titled in gilt and with gilt supralibros (a crowned monogramme 'Ph'), marbled edges and endpapers. Boards and extremities rubbed, corners worn, upper hinge of text volume repaired. Overall a crisp set internally with strong and vivid plate coloration, paper completely unrestored, unstained and unmarked and unique with text and plates in revised edition. ----Nissen, ZBI 2234. SECOND EDITION OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF TEXT AND THE FIRST FOUR PARTS OF PLATES, first edition of the remaining parts and plates. NO COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION CAN BE TRACED BY US. "According to two sources (Agazzis, 1852: 375; Bequaert, 1950: 149), two volumes of an entirely new German edition were published. The first part appeared in 1776 with revised text by P. E. S. Müller, and the second part in 1784 with a revised text by Meuschen. The pagination is stated to be continuous through the two parts (pages 1-240)" (Henrik H. Dijkstra, A collation of the three editions of Georg Wolfgang Knorr's conchological work "Vergnügen" (1757-1775), Basteria, vol. 74(1-3), p.38). Both Agassiz and Bequaert referred to Boehner (1786), a work Dijkstra has not seen and no copy of this Knorr edition could be located by him. "Der zweyte Theil erschien 1784 in fortlaufenden Zahlen von S. 125-240." (Boehmer, Bibliotheca scriptorum historiae naturalis..., 1786, p. 444). In fact, no copy of the revised edition could be located by us in any public library and thus this may be the only copy known to exist. In this revised edition, also the text of the engraved frontispieces for the first two parts has been reset from 'Schnecken und andere Geschoepffe...' (as given in the first edition) to 'Schnecken und Muscheln...' in order to match the text of the part 3 to 6 frontispieces. A couple of figures and plate signatures have been redrawn in this edition, especially in parts II and III (e.g. the plates XIV* fig. 2, 3; XV* fig. 4; XXIII* fig. 2, 4, 5; XXIV* fig. 4; XXV* and XXVI* all fig.; XXVII* fig. 1; XXVIII* fig. 1, 3, 4; XXIX* all fig.; XXX* fig. 2, 3; I** to III** all fig. and IV** fig. 2-5). These changes appear to be identical with the Dutch editions Verlustiging der oogen... of part I (1771) and II (1772). Further, the part designation (e.g. "P.III", "P.IV") has been added to the top-left corner of each plate for parts III and IV compared to the first edition where only the final parts V and VI have those signatures. Part 6 contains 10 additional plates depicting white specimens. These plates are uncoloured and the black background is painted in. The plate numbering was done in white paint. With its hand-coloured engraved plates, Knorr's Vergnügen der Augen... can be regarded as one of the finest 18th-century works on shells. Knorr started his work at a time when Linnaeus finished the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae, the starting point for the binominal nomenclature in zoology. Whereas the most important 18th-century conchological works that. Near Fine.

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        Astronomical Observations, made at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich.

      London: William Richardson, 1776. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Vol. 1: for the years 1765 to 1774, printed by William Richardsen and sold by J.Nourse, Bookseller to his Majesty, London, 1776, (2), xi, (3), 1-177, (2), 177-335, (1), 1-128 (2), ix, (3), 1-48 pp; Vol. 2: for the years 1775 to 1786, printed by C.Buckton, London, 1787, (1)-410, 1-131 (1), 1-35 pp; Vol. 3: for the years 1787 to 1798, printed by C.Buckton and T.Bensley and sold by P.Elmsley, London, 1799, (1), (1)-435, (1), (1)-132, 49-52 pp.; Vol. 4: for the years 1799 to 1810, printed by T.Bensley, sold by John Murray, London, 1811, (1)-384, (1)-134, (2), 5, 11-13 pp.First edition. All published. Folio. Contemporary full leather, uniformly bound, neatly rebacked, spines gilt w/ gilt spine labels, covers soiled, edges bumped, interior clean and free of foxing. Provenance: The Library of The Royal Society of London with duplicate stamps on title. - Nevil Maskelyne was appointed Astronomer Royal in 1765, a position he held for forty-six years, until his death. He was responsible for important developments in both methods and instruments of observation, and in 1774 was able to measure the earth's density. He had himself established the Nautical Almanac in 1766, and superintended its annual publication until his death. This essential aid to navigation is still produced annually, by Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office. In 1776 he produced the first volume of the Astronomical Observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, from 1665. At the end of the first volume Maskelyne gives a catalogue of the places of 34 principal stars, in right-ascension and north-polar distance, adapted to the beginning of the year 1770. These, being the result of several years' repeated observations, made with the utmost care, and the best instruments, it may be presumed are exceedingly accurate. Near Fine.

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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, November 30, 1776. By Sir John Pringle, Baronet, President. Published by their Order.

      London: Royal Society, 1776. Small quarto, [iv], 44 pp. with the half-title, woodcut title device and headpiece, leaf C4 a cancel as usual; modern green quarter morocco. One of the most significant and one of the rarest of all the printed works relating to Cook's voyages: 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 this original edition 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 the year's Copley medal award, and 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.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 good clean copy.

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        Silva [Sylva]: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in his Majesty's dominions: ... Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves. By John Evelyn, ... With notes by A. Hunter, .. [bound with] Terra: a philosophical discourse of Earth. Relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, as it was presented to the Royal Society. By J. Evelyn, Esq; F.R.S. With notes by A. Hunter, M. D. F.R.S [First Hunter Editions]

      First Edition thus York Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley; T. Cadell; J. Robson; and T. Durham, London. W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh [through 178 1776 First Hunter Edition (sixth overall, first published 1664), virtually doubling the size of the original text, with the scarce 10pp advertisement (ESTC locates only one other such copy, at the Bodleian). Two works bound in one: 4to: [54],649,[11], with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Evelyn by F. Bartolozzi, 40 copper-engraved plates by Johann Sebastian Muller (including one folding, "A Winter View of the Canthorpe Oak") of detailed drawings of foliage, flowers and fruits, and a folding table; and [8],74,[4],[10]pp advertisement, with one folding table and one aquatint with tissue guard intact. Beautifully bound in full russia calf, very skillfully recornered and rebacked with original back strip laid on; gilt title to spine; gilt borders to covers, edges and inner edges; marbled end papers and silk page marker. Very slightly rubbed, light browning and offsetting to pages, but overall quite bright and fresh, the plates in deep, rich impressions. Provenance: John Peachey's eighteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate to front paste down (a search of other titles bearing Paechey's plate reveals a preference for russia calf, so he may have had the book bound). Label of Newselles Library, possibly that of the Earls of Scales. Book ticket of Henry Sotheran, Booksellers. Henrey 137. Keynes 47. Gibson's Library, p. 122. Nissen BBI 615. ESTC Citation Nos. T123233 and T147758. Fine In 1652, Evelyn set about to create the garden at Sayes Court (the 200-acre Deptford estate his father-in-law held from the crown), a project that signaled the start of a serious interest in garden design. This led to his writing the Elysium Britannicum, an encyclopedic history of gardens and gardening practices that occupied him for most of his life. His pioneering works on tree cultivation (Silva, 1664) and on soils (A Philosophical Discourse of Earth, 1676; in later editions entitled Terra: a philosophical discourse) were both outgrowths of Elysium Britannicum. Although primarily intended to encourage tree planting after the devastation of the civil war, Silva was also a learned account of the growth and uses of native trees interpolated by an edited collection of material sent in by Fellows of the Royal Society from different parts of the country (indeed, Silva was the first book to carry the Society's imprimatur). By its fourth edition it also contained 'an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves.' Silva's handsome reissue in 1776, with additional plates and with "learned and extensive" (Keynes) annotations, practical instructions, and references to the best eighteenth century authorities by Alexander Hunter, gave it renewed popularity.

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        The Book of Martyrs. Containing an Account of the Sufferings and Death of the Protestants in the Reign of Queen Mary the First. Illustrated with Copper-Plates. Originally written by Mr. John Fox. Now carefully Revised and Corrected with a Recommendatory Preface by the Rev. Mr. Madan.

      London: For H. Trapp, 1776. Folio; pp. 815, (4). Complete with 30 copper engraved plates and a copper engraved title page. Recently bound to period style in full speckled calf with blind tooled raised bands and red title label to spine, panelled boards. Occasional browning, light occasional foxing, offsetting of plates on to text. A very attractive copy.

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        Untitled: Pine Tree with Squirrel.

      Paris. 1776. Etching, handcolored, 11 x 7 3/4 inches on sheet 17 x 11 inches. Very good condition. A beautiful image from Pierre Joseph Buchoz "COLLECTION PRECIEUSE ET ENLUMINEE des fleurs les plus belles et les pulus curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe". Designed to be "equally useful for naturalists, florists, painters and drawers, to directors of Porcelaine, Fayence, and silk, wool and cotton fabrics and other artists." The 100 etching / engravings of Chinese subjects were copied from Chinese drawings, and were instrumental in popularising the use of Chinese design. (Dunthorne, Flower and Fruit Prints #60).

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


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         Considérations filosofiques sur la franc-maçonnerie Dédié à tous les Oriens en France, par un Député de Jérusalem.

      Hambourg, De l'Imprimerie d'Arbas, au temple de la Vèrité. Et se trouve à Rome, chés Falamos, rue Fantoccini, au Cierge pascal. in 12, de (4)- 462- (2)-XII pp., demi-basane brune XIXe, dos lisse orné de fers maçonniques, bon exemplaire. Ouvrage maçonnique rare dont l'auteur est resté inconnu. Ce curieux texte est rédigé en orthographe simplifiée, l'auteur ayant décidé "de retrancher la réduplication totale des lettres oisives; d'y condâner à un banissement perpétuel la plupart des diftongues,les doubles consones qui sont redondantes ou muettes dans la prononciation (...) sans pourtant imiter en cela ceux qui, par une trop grande sévèrité, ont absolument dénaturé & défiguré l'ortografe actuelle". Ce livre dans lequel un franc-maçon sévertue à réduire les objections d'un ''filosofe'' contre la maçonnerie, se clôt par une liste curieuse de livres imaginaires. ¶ Caillet n°2558 (collation incorrecte) - Dorbon n°5611 (idem) - Fesch 416 (idem. Donne une longue analyse du contenu) - Wolfstieg n°23399 (idem.) "sehr selten" - Cat CCFR seulement 2 ex. (BNF, Lyon)

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In two Volumes.

      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776 - 2 volumes, quarto (283 × 225mm). Nineteenth-century French quarter calf, marbled paper sides, spines ruled in gilt and with gilt urn devices in compartments, dark red leather labels. Head of spines neatly restored, inner hinges strengthened, corners slightly bumped. Without the half-title to volume II and final blank in volume I. Marginal pale semi-circular oil stain (presumably from a lamp) to the first 40 pages in volume two, diminishing from 6 cm to 1 cm. A few leaves in volume II bound in unevenly with slightly shorter fore-margins. Leaf P2 verso (page 107) in volume II lightly inked, affecting 14 lines. Occasional light spotting as usual and the odd stain. A very good set. First edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control" (PMM). "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB). Goldsmiths' 11392; Grolier, English 57; Kress 7621; Printing and the Mind of Man 221; Rothschild 1897; Tribe 9. [Attributes: First Edition]

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