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        Holograph Receipt for "Seven Fat Cattle" for the use of the Army at Chatham, New Jersey, 1777

      - Small holograph document. 8" x 3". Old folds, old paper repair in upper right corner affecting two letters, else very good. In full: "Recd. of Mr. Wessels Tucker Seven Fat Cattle for the use of the army at this place Chatham. Mar. 29th, 17777. E[d]w[ard]. Howell." Docketed with the amount on the verso. Wessels Tucker (b. 1741) was a carpenter. At this time, Washington was in winter quarters at Morristown, when Howell bought the cattle in the adjacent town of Chatham.

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        Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell;, 1777. Translated into English and illustrated with a commentary, by Robert Thorp. Volume the first. Quarto (266 x 217 mm). Contemporary speckled half calf, red morocco label to spine, alternating Greek-key roll and floral scrollwork tooled in gilt to spine with circular floral motifs between, marbled paper boards, blue sprinkled edges. 22 engraved folding plates. Pencilled gift inscription to front free endpaper, "For R[everen]d Tylden Esq. W. Bland [presents?] compts"; the Tylden and Bland families were connected through various marriages and were both settled in the parish of Hartlip, Kent during the 18th and 19th centuries. Spine ends and extremities professionally repaired, some discolouration through paper boards from leather, half-title backed, remnants of paper pasted to front free endpaper verso, a few nicks to fore edge of plate V, occasional spotting to contents (particularly to plate X), overall a bright copy. First Thorp edition, complete in one volume, considered "one of the best texts to use for anyone who wishes to make a careful study of Newton's Principia" by Cohen, and "extremely rare" by Gjertsen (p. 481; p. 577). In 1776 the Northumberland clergyman Robert Thorp (1737–1812) announced a two-volume translation of the Principia, but only the first volume ever appeared. It constitutes the first revision of Motte, accompanied by an extensive commentary, and Cohen argues it to be "notably improved and amended" (Gjertsen, p. 577) from Motte's edition of 1729.

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        Elémens de Minéralogie docimastique (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Seconde édition, 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l"époque pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, toutes tranches marbrées, De l'Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1777, portrait en frontispice, XLVII-339 pp. ; 1 f., 400-XLVI pp. et 1 f. (errata) avec 2 tableaux dont un dépliant (Tableau des combinaisons de l'acide phosphorique) Complet. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. un peu frottée avec petits mq et petites restaurations en coiffes, bon état par ailleurs). "Chimiste et minéralogiste, Balthazar-Georges Sage (1740-1824) prit très jeune le goût de la chimie en faisant des manipulations dans l'officine de son père puis fut l'élève de Nollet et de Rouelle. Dès l'âge de dix-neuf ans, il donna des cours gratuits dont le succès fut tel que quelques amis des sciences lui avancèrent 30.000 francs pour l'établissement d'un laboratoire de chimie et d'un cabinet de minéralogie. la docimastique ou docimasie est la "science qui enseigne à déterminer, sur échantillons, les proportions des métaux utilisables contenus dans les minerais ou dans des mélanges artificiels" (Larousse, GDU, VI, 1005) Ward & Carozzi, 1944 ; DSB, XII, 68. Français

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        Trois affiches du concours poétique de l'Immaculée conception de Caen.

      - 3 affiches 3 49 x 35 cm 1777-1781 Imprimés par J.C. Pyron "seul imprimeur de l'Université", à Caen. pliures, brunissures, quelques bords effrangés. Rares et curieux documents du concours poétique du "Puy de l'immaculée conception de la très sacrée Vierge Marie mère de Dieu qui se tient à Caen dans les Grandes Ecoles de l'Université, le jour de la fête d'Icelle conception". Il s'agit d'un prix de poésie décerné chaque année par l'Université de Caen, dont la tradition remonte à 1624, mais qui est règlementé depuis 1739. Les lauréats voient leur oeuvre poétique imprimée sur ces "placards" surmontés de grandes armoiries gravées sur bois. Nous avons ici ceux des années 1777, 1780 et 1781, dont les lauréats sont M. Le Manissier (pour les deux premières) et Jacques Laurent Bin.

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        Noticias de Portugal. [Manuscrito con noticias sobre la muerte de José I, de la subida al trono de su hija María I; el marqués de Pombal es derribado por una reacción influida por la Iglesia] Nacimiento de Carvallo (marqués de Pombal).

      [Madrid ?], 1777 - Manuscrito inédito. Interesante y con abundantes noticias sobre la muerte del rey de Portugal José I, así como las ascensión al trono de su hija María I, y la inmediata caida en desgracia del marques de Pombal, que había gobernado por espacio de 27 años. Da noticias curiosas y de interés histórico sobre las personas, nobles y religiosos que se encuentra en prisión o deportados a Guinea, Angola, Isla de Santo Thomé y las Américas. El manuscrito termina con estas palabras: "El Pueblo mal satisfecho, del retiro de Carballo sin una justizia ejemplar, claman, y no pararan hasta no verle, esto desean todos, pero la fe de que sus culpas han de ser su suplicio los conforma. La coronación de los nuevos monarcas, se espera en Mayo y que en este dia haia novedades de mucho consuelo, además de las que cada dia estan saliendo, hasta aquí son veridicas noticias de Lisboa, seguirá hasta fin de Marzo de 77 y se continuara en lo sucesivo en remitir las que ocurran". [28] páginas. 2 hojas blancas. Caligrafia de dos manos distintas, legible y con pequeñas tachaduras. Muy buen estado de conservación. 21x15 cm.

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        Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Translated into English and illustrated with a commentary, by Robert Thorp. Volume the first.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell; 1777 - Quarto (266 x 217 mm). Contemporary speckled half calf, red morocco label to spine, alternating Greek-key roll and floral scrollwork tooled in gilt to spine with circular floral motifs between, marbled paper boards, blue sprinkled edges. Pencilled gift inscription to front free endpaper, "For R[everen]d Tylden Esq. W. Bland [presents?] compts"; the Tylden and Bland families were connected through various marriages and were both settled in the parish of Hartlip, Kent during the 18th and 19th centuries. Spine ends and extremities professionally repaired, some discolouration through paper boards from leather, half-title backed, remnants of paper pasted to front free endpaper verso, a few nicks to fore edge of plate V, occasional spotting to contents (particularly to plate X), overall a bright copy. 22 engraved folding plates. First Thorp edition, complete in one volume, considered "one of the best texts to use for anyone who wishes to make a careful study of Newton's Principia" by Cohen, and "extremely rare" by Gjertsen (p. 481; p. 577). In 1776 the Northumberland clergyman Robert Thorp (1737–1812) announced a two-volume translation of the Principia, but only the first volume ever appeared. It constitutes the first revision of Motte, accompanied by an extensive commentary, and Cohen argues it to be "notably improved and amended" (Gjertsen, p. 577) from Motte's edition of 1729. Gray 28; Gjertsen, p. 480–1; Wallis 28.

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        Namnkunniga svenska herrars och fruars skåde-penningar afritade och i koppar stuckne; med bifogade lefvernes-beskrifningar utgifne af Carl Reinhold Berch. 1-3 flocken.

      Stockholm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777-81. 4:o. (4),+ 320 s.+ 10 grav. planscher; 218 s.+ 10 grav. planscher. Enstaka lagerfläckar, lätta stänk i övre marginal i början av tredje flocken och med svag fuktrand på två planscher. Något nötta nästan uniforma samtida hfrbd, ryggarna med upphöjda bind och beige titeletiketter, röda snitt. Två volymer. Ur Johan Henric Schröders bibliotek, med hans ägaretikett och ur Säbylunds. Med utraderad äldre ägaranteckning och med svartstämpel på första titelbladet. Warmholtz 9301 (1-2 flocken). Setterwall 5041. Hesse 535-37. Tredje flocken utgavs postumt av Gudmund Jöran Adlerbeth, trots att Warmholtz misströstade om att få se den utgiven. Även en fjärde flock planerades och 16 planscher till den graverades, men den blev aldrig utgiven. Fin proveniens. Johan Henrik Schröder (1791-1857) var 1825 ordinarie amanuens vid Uppsala universitetsbibliotek och prefekt för mynt- och medaljkabinettet. Han utgav även en katalog över myntsamlingen. 1830 blev han professor i Uppsala. Hans bibliotek, "fullt af gamla sällsynta svenska böcker", såldes på bokauktion 1866 i Uppsala efter tryckt förteckning, "Bibliotheca Schröderiana".

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        PARADISE LOST. A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS [VOLUME ONE ONLY]

      Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1777. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 15, 328 [2] pages; VG; bound in original binding, brown calf, paneled spine with no lettering; moderate wear to binding, including rubbing and bumping to boards, cracking to hinges, chipping to head of spine; binding sturdy, with no signs of repair; small water-stain to lower for corner, running from the ffep through page 145; collation: A-Z⁴, Aa-Uu⁴, complete; with a frontispiece portrait engraving of Milton by John Norman, "possibly the first portrait of Milton engraved on this continent" [Wickenheiser]; In the midst of the American Revolution, the Philadelphia printer Robert Bell ignored British copyright and published this two-volume edition of Milton's work. As such, this is the first American edition. Bell might best be known for his publication in 1776 of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense." He also put out the first American edition of Blackstone's "Commentaries" in 1772. Originally published in two volumes, the publisher put the first 11 books of Paradise Lost in volume 1, while binding the last book into the beginning of volume 2.; Ownership signature of Philip S Bunting on ffep and dedication page. Philip Syng Bunting (1763-1826) was the son of Samuel Bunting and Esther Bunting (Syng), who was the daughter of Philip Syng, Jr. and Elizabeth Syng. A prominent Philadelphian silversmith, Philip Syng was best known for having fashioned, in 1752, the inkstand used at the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The inkstand is only one of four physical objects that were present during the Constitutional Convention known to still exist. Syng as a good friend and close associate of Benjamin Franklin. He was part of Franklin's Junto, an important group of political and intellectual civic leaders. Syng a founder and officer of a number of early Philadelphia's cultural institutions, including the American Philosophical Society and the Pennsylvania Hospital, as well as being a founding trustee of the Academy and College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania), serving from 1749 to 1773. Syng earned Franklin's praise as his "worthy and ingenious friend." The Morgan library calls this edition "Extremely Rare" Wickenheiser 740, Evans 15443, Not in Coleridge; JG consignment; shelved case 0. Dupont.

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        Pianta geometrica e novella secondo lo stato presente della città di Palermo capitale del Regno di Sicilia coll'antico Palermo giacente in essa e co' sobborghi, molo, e campagna

      1777. Primo stato di due della pianta planimetrica in quattro fogli, in proiezione ortogonale, della città di Palermo incisa da Giuseppe Garofalo. Il titolo, in basso al centro, è iscritto su di un ampio festone che scorre tra un compasso ad altri strumenti utilizzati per i rilevamenti ed il disegno. Nell'angolo in alto a sinistra un ricco drappeggio è inframezzato da sette scudi araldici. Il primo, in alto al centro, della casa di Napoli-Barrese e continuando in senso orario vi sono quelli di casa: Vignoales, Pilo della Torretta, Emanuele di Villabianca, Guasconi, Vassallo e Vanni di Archirafi. Nel cartiglio si legge: "La carta presente topografica della Città di Palermo Capitale del Regno di Sicilia, e che si appella la Città fedele, e la felice nella quale si ha la Pianta geometrica di essa Metropoli, secondo lo stato presente colla divisione de suoi Quartieri, o per dir meglio delle quattro Città, che la compongono: adorne queste di particolari divise denominazioni e titoli, ed illustrate di erudite notizie, onde più innalzasi lor Nobiltà...". Nell'angolo in alto a destra, in semplice drappo, lo stemma della città di Palermo "Aquila d'oro con diadema sul capo, e colle ali stese a volo..." sotto "la persona di un vecchio coronato, che nutrendo al petto il serpente avviticchiato alla destra, assiso vedesi su di un duro sasso cò i piedi dentro di un aurea conca ricolma di frutta e fiori...". Su ogni foglio viene raffigurato uno dei quartieri che sono indentificati dal proprio stemma, e così una serpe per il quartiere Albergaria, un fiore di brancorsina per il quartiere Kalsa, lo stemma della casa d'Austria per il quartiere la Loggia ed Ercole che strozza il leone Nemeo per il quartiere Capo. Completano la carta 189 rimandi nelle due colonne laterali. Alcuni restauri magistralmente eseguiti. Ad un'attenta analisi i rimandi ai lati, sinistro e destro, risultano non essere coevi e con ogni probabilità aggiunti in fase di restauro per garantire completezza e fruizione della stessa. Complessivamente si tratta di un ottimo esemplare di questo caposaldo della storia della città di Palermo e della Sicilia. Molto raraRif: Cesare Barbera Azzarello, "Raffigurazioni ricostruzioni vedute e piante di Palermo (dal sec. XII al sec. XIX)", p. 158, 159, n° 129

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        Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner traduits de l'Allemand

      chez l'Auteur, Zuric - 1777-1778. 2 volumi in-4 (250x190 mm.), pp. (4), 184, (12); pp. 190. Legatura in piena pelle coeva maculata, dorso liscio con filetti, fregi e titoli incisi in oro su tasselli in marocchino porpora. Con 20 tavole incise fuori testo, 6 testatine, 34 finalini (le figure sono dello stesso Gessner). Bibliografia: Graesse, III, 72. Brunet, II, 1568: "édition recherché et peu commune". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Codicis Austriaci ordine alphabetico compilati [ ]. Das ist: Eigentlicher Begriff und Innhalt, Aller Unter deß Durchlauchtigsten Ertz-Hauses zu Oesterreich [ ] Der Allerglorwürdigsten Regierung Ihro [ ] Majestät Leopoldi I [ ] Einlauffenden Gerneralien, Patenten, Ordnungen, Rescripten, Resulutionen, Edicten, Decreten, und Mandaten [ ]. 6 Teile in 5 Bänden.

      Wien (bzw. Leipzig), Voigt; Trattner bzw. Eisfeld, 1704-1777. - Erstausgabe. - Die „umfangreichste private Sammlung der Rechtsquellen seit Beginn der Neuzeit ist der ‚Codex Leopoldinus‘ [.] und stellt noch heute eine Fundgrube für die Quellenforscher dar" (Hellbling). - Der „Codex Austriacus" umfasst die Teile I-II: [Quarient und Raal, Franz Anton von]. Codicis Austriaci ordine alphabetico compilati pars prima [et secunda]. Das ist: Eigentlicher Begriff und Innhalt, Aller [.] der Regierung Leopoldi I. außgangenen und publicirten Generalien, Patenten, Ordnungen, Rescripten, Resolutionen, Edicten, Decreten, und Mandaten. 2 Teile in einem Band. Wien, Voigt, 1704. Mit einer gefalt. Kupfertafel als Frontispiz. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 4 Bll., 788 S.; 1 Bl., 463 S., Bl. 464-466, S. 467-547 (recte 545) (1), 5 Bll. - Teil III: [Herrenleben, Sebastian Gottlieb]. Sammlung oesterreichischer Gesetze und Ordnungen bis auf das Jahr 1720. Leipzig, Eisfeld, 1748. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Mit einer gefalt. Kupfertafel u. einigen (1 ganzs.) Textkupfern. 9 Bll., 1004 (statt 1006) S., 28 Bll. - Teil IV: [Ders.]. Sammlung Oesterreichischer Gesetze und Ordnungen [.] so viel deren vom Jahr 1721. bis auf [.] Tod-Fall [.] Caroli VI. aufzubringen waren [.]. Wien, Trattner, 1752. Mit einem ganzs. Textkupfer. 2 Bll., 1044 (recte 1144) S., 34 Bll. - Teil V: Pöck, Thomas Ignaz Frhr. von. Supplementum Codicis Austriaci, oder Chronologische Sammlung, aller vom 20. October 1740. [.] bis letzten Dezember 1758. [.] erlassenen Generalien, Patenten [.]. Ebda., 1777. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. 5 gefalt. Tabellen. 4 Bll., 1313 (recte 1311) (1) S., 46 Bll. (das letzte weiß). - Teil VI: Ders. Supplementum Codicis Austriaci, oder Chronologische Sammlung, aller vom 1. Jänner 1759. bis letzten Dezember 1770, [.] erlassenen Generalien, Patenten [.]. Ebda., 1777. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln, 18 gefalt. Tabellen u. einigen Textkupfern. 2 Bll., 1390 S., 49 Bll. - Einbände (bes. Ecken u. Kapitale) etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig sowie tlw. m. kl. Wurmspuren. Titelblätter tlw. mit alten Besitzvermerken. Kupfertafel des ersten Bandes mit tlw. längeren, in die Darstellung reichenden Einrissen (linke untere Ecke mit min. Bildverlust). Unterschiedlich gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Abgesehen von einem Textblatt (S. 989/90 im dritten Band) und dem Frontispiz des fünften Bandes vollständiges Exemplar. - Stubenrauch 578; Hellbling 282. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Fol. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Bd. d. Zt. a. 5 Bünden m. goldgepr. bischöflichem Wappensupralibros mit den Initialen „E.P.P.C.", goldgepr. Rückenschildern, dreiseitigem Farbschnitt u. einer (statt 2) Schließe (Bde. 1 u. 2 in einem Band) bzw. Pgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild (Bde. 3-6). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,

      Warrington: printed by William Eyres,, 1777. with Preliminary Observations, and an account of some Foreign Prisons. Quarto (270 x 208 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco label to spine, compartments and boards ruled in gilt. 3 folding engraved plates. Extremities a little worn, boards scuffed, contents lightly foxed and some faint offsetting from plates, two small repaired punctures to sig. Bb3-4 not affecting text, a very good copy. First edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject (Beccaria's book was primarily theoretical)" (PMM).

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        Les Incas ou la destruction de l'empire du Perou. Historiographe de France l'un des Quarante de l'Académie françoise.

      chez Lacombe, 1777. Due volumi in 8°( 200 x 124 mm), pp. XII, 338, 1 carta di errata, (4), 380, (4), antiporta e 10 tavole f.t. disegnate da Moreau le jeune, e incise in rame di De Launay, Duclos, De Ghendt, Helman, Leveau. Splendide legature in marocchino rosso, dorso con titolo e fregi in oro, ai piatti serie di cornici concentriche impresse in oro a motivi lineari geometrici e a fogliame. Dentelle interna, bellissime carte di guardia marmorizzate, tagli dorati. Ex libris di P. Brunet. Edizione originale di quest'opera che sotto forma di romanzo tra lo storico e il filosofico denuncia il fanatismo religioso e politico. Cohen 380

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        Histoire de la République romaine, dans le cours du VIIe siècle; par Salluste: en partie traduite du latin sur l'original; en partie retablie & composee sur les fragmens qui sont restes de ses livres perdus, remis en ordre dans leur place veritable ou le plus vraisemblable. Tome Premier - Troisieme! (Crispus Romana primus in Historia. Martial. XIV. 91).

      L.N. Frantin. in-4° (286x212 mm); leg. d'epoca in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorsi a 5 nervi con titolo su doppi tasselli e fregi in oro negli scomparti, piatti inquadrati da filetti dorati, sguardie in carta marmorizzata, tagli marmorizzati; 3 vol.; pp. [4]-lxxxii-646, [4]-xiii-676, [4]-iv-500-[4]-42-34; frontespizi in caratteri rossi e neri; 25 tavole incise in rame f.t. (un ritratto inciso dal Saint-Aubin del De Brosses in antiporta al I vol. su disegno del Cochin, 9 tav. di monete, 9 ritratti da busti antichi, 2 carte geogr. ripiegate (una riproducente la Numidia), riproduzione di un bassorilievo, un piano di battaglia più volte ripiegato (ordine delle marce e delle battaglie di Metello contro Jugurtha) e 2 tavole genealogiche (una dei Re di Numidia ed una di Cecilio Metello), grandi testate figurate all'inizio dei capitoli, marca editoriale ai frontespizi. Edizione originale di questo studio critico delle opere di Sallustio, con la pregevole traduzione del De Brosses. Bell'esemplare, completo dei "fragmenta" in fine al III volume (talvolta mancanti). Gaio Sallustio Crispo, o più semplicemente Sallustio (in latino: Gaius Sallustius Crispus)(86 a.C.-34 a.C.), è stato uno storico e politico romano, senatore della repubblica romana. Charles De Brosses (1709-1777), erudito francese, letterato e primo presidente del Parlamento di Dijon. Prov.: Etichette incollate ai contropiatti anteriori: ex libris con stemma, a nome del Comte Karl de Mercy-Argenteau (François Joseph Charles Marie de Mercy-Argenteau d'Ochain, 1780-1869, appartenente ad una nobile famiglia belga; titoli: comte d'Argenteau e d'Ochain, prince de Montglion, comte de Dongelberg). Rif.: IT\ICCU\CFIE\011703-011704-011705-011706. OCLC, 4648165. Brunet V, 90: "ouvrage assez estimé". Graesse, VI, 247. Barbier II-709. Cond.: Esemplare marginoso con carte croccanti; cerniera anteriore del primo vol. debole, perdita del capitello superiore e distacco di quello inferiore al I vol., qualche leggera spellatura; opera completa in buone condizioni generali. -- ORIGINAL EDITION OF A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE CLASSICAL WORKS OF SALLUSTIUS ON THE ROMAN REPUBLIQUE. Copy with wide margins and crispy paper; front hinge of the first vol. a bit loose; loss of upper head-band and detachment of the lower at the first vol.; binding slightly worn; in good condition. -- 3 vol. (petits manques de papier sans perte de texte en tête de qqs pp., qqs piqûres ou rousseurs). Rel. de l'époque : plein veau marbré, plats cernés de roul. Dorées, roul. Dorée sur les coupes, dos fleuronnés dorés à nerfs, étiq. De cuir vert, tr. Marbrées (coins émoussés, 3 coiffes manquantes, 1 coiffe partiellement déchirée, mors fendillés). Edition originale de cette étude critique des oeuvres de Salluste, revues sur les meilleurs manuscrits et complétées par Charles de Brosses des moindres fragments de ses livres perdus. Illustré d'un portrait en frontispice de Brosses, érudit, littérateur et premier président du Parlement de Dijon (Dijon 1709-1777 Paris), gravé par Saint-Aubin d'après Cochin, une carte dépliante de la Numidie, 2 tableaux généalogiques (rois de Numidie et Metellus), 2 plans de batailles dont la carte dépliante de l'ordre de marche et de bataille de Metellus contre Jugurtha, qqs portraits en buste (dont Pompée, Sylla, Mithridate, Cicéron) et diverses planches de médailles. Belle impression à grandes marges.

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        Rime festive in applauso delle faustissime nozze di sue eccellenze il n.h. Signor Conte Antonio Savorgnano e la nobil donna la Signora Marina Tiepolo

      nella Stamperia Albrizziana, 1777. Folio (cm. 35,2), LXXXVIII pp. con una tavola incisa su rame in fine. Frontespizio - entro ricca cornice floreale e stampato in rosso e nero - con vignetta calcografica raffigurante gli stemmi araldici delle due famiglie. Quindici grandi testate con vedute di paesaggi, num.si fregi e finalini n.t. Splendida brossura d’origine con stemmi araldici ed impressioni in nero ed oro. Entro camicia ottocentesca in mz. pergamena con angoli e piatti in carta decorata. Ottimo, freschissimo esemplare. Le rime sono opera di Fulgenzio Perotti, Pierantonio Serassi, Labinto Pisauro (abate Giuseppe Muratori), Carlo Giuseppe Russo, Bernardo Calura Baldassar Rocchetti, Luigi Romanelli, Francesco Janini, Matteo Berardi, Gioacchino Pitzi ed altri. Molto raro, presente secondo ICCU nella sola Bibl. Marciana di Venezia. Cicogna, 6616. Non in Pinto.

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with Preliminary Observations, and an account of some Foreign Prisons.

      Warrington: printed by William Eyres, 1777 - Quarto (270 x 208 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco label to spine, compartments and boards ruled in gilt. Extremities a little worn, boards scuffed, contents lightly foxed and some faint offsetting from plates, two small repaired punctures to sig. Bb3-4 not affecting text, a very good copy. 3 folding engraved plates. First edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject (Beccaria's book was primarily theoretical)" (PMM). Goldsmiths' 11625; Printing and the Mind of Man 224. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Von dem Zwecke Jesu und seiner Jünger. Noch ein Fragment des Wolfenbütteler Ungenannten. Hrsg. von Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Beigebunden: Fragmente des Wolfenbütteler Ungenannten. Ein Anhang zu dem Fragment vom Zweck Jesu und seiner Jünger.

      X, 276 S. / 298 S. Kl.-8. Späterer Pappeinband. Die "Zwecke Jesu" in erster Ausgabe. W./G. 2. A. 74. - Die beigebundenen "Fragmente des Wolfenbüttelschen Ungenannten" sind bereits 1777 in der Sammlung "Zur Geschichte und Litteratur. Aus den Schätzen der Herzoglichen Bibliothek zu Wolfenbüttel" erschienen. Eine 2. Ausgabe erschien 1784 und die vorliegende Ausgabe 1788. - Einband stärker beschabt und bestoßen, insbesondere der Rücken. 40 Seiten braunfleckig. Name auf dem Titelblatt. Der Innenbereich ist noch in gutem Zustand.

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        Heimskringla edr Noregs Konunga-Sögur, af Snorre Sturlusyni. Snorre Sturlesons Norske Kongers Historie. Historia Regum Norvegicorum conscripta a Snorre Sturlæ Filio. Qvæ Sumtibus Serenissimi et Clementissimi Principis, Daniæ Norvegiæqve Hærendis Frederici Magni Regis, Frederici, Filii. Nova, emendata et aucta editione in lucem prodit, opera Gerhardi Schöning. Tomus I-III. (Bind III fullført av Skule Theodor Thorlacius etter Schönings død).

      Havniæ (København), Augusti Friderici Steinii, 1777-1783. I. (4) + LII + 349 + (1 blank) s. Kobberstukket vignett på tittelbladet. Kobberstukket vignett på s. I: 2 foldede slektstavler. 1 stort foldet kobberstukket kart over Skandinavia. II: XII + 400 s. Kobberstukket vignett på tittelbladet. 2 foldede slektstavler. 1 stort foldet kobberstukket kart over Syd-Norge. III: XLIV + 494 s. Kobberstukket vignett på tittelbladet. 4 foldede slektstavler. 1 stort foldet kobberstukket kart over Europa. MEDFØLGER: Noregs Konunga Sögur. Norske Kongers Historie. Historia Regum Norvegicorum ... auctius et emendatius edendam post Gerhardum Schöning et Skulium Theodori Thorlacium curarunt Birgerus Thorlacius et Ericus Christianus Werlauff. Tomus IV-VI: Havniæ (København), Sebastiani Popp, 1813-26. IV: (8) + XXXIX + (1) + 438 s. Kobberstukket vignett på tittelblad. 1 foldet slektstavle. V: (4) + XXX + 394 + (2) s. Kobberstukket vignett påtittelbladet. 1 tosidet slektstavle. 1 kobberstukket grunntegning av Reins kloster. VI: VI + 417 + (1 blank) s. Folio. (405 x 270 mm). 6 uniforme samtidige helskinnbind (I-III) og skinnbind (IV-VI) med 7 opphøyde bind, rik ryggdekor i gull og tittel- og tome-felter i gult og grønt. Alle tittelblad med stempel på verso "Afhændet fra Bibliotheket". Parallelltekst på oldnordisk, dansk og latin. Sjeldent å finne i helt komplett stand. Meget fint eksemplar på skrivepapir. Bibl. Norv. 4897 a-c, 4897 d, 4897 e, 4897 f. Gerhard Schøning ble i 1776 medlem av den Arnamagnæanske kommisjon, som besørget utgivelsen av de islandske håndskriftene, og fikk samtidig pålegg om å forestå en utgave av Snorres Heimskringla. Av denne utgaven, med latinsk oversettelse fikk han gitt ut to bind 1877-78, og en stor del av 3. bind var ferdigtrykt da han døde (Norsk biografisk leksikon).. .

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        Les loix civiles dans leur ordre naturel; le droit public, et Legum delectus. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, et augmentée des troisième et quatrième livres du droit public, par M. De Hericourt, avocat au parlement. Des notes de feu M. De Boucheret, ancien avocat au parlement, sur le Legum delectus. De celles de MM. Berroyer et Chevalier, anciens avocats au parlement

      chez Durand, 1777. Tre parti in un volume di cm. 41, pp. xxviii, 436; xx, 216; (8) 168; 30 (2). Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a 6 grossi nervi con ricchi fregi agli scomparti e titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli rossi. Piccole mende alla legatura (mancanze alle cuffie e ad alcuni punti delle estremità dei piatti) e spellature superficiali; sporadiche macchiette e qualche fioritura sparsa, peraltro nel complesso buon esemplare. Jean Domat (1625-1696) è reputato da buona parte della storiografia il più grande civilista francese del Settecento. Domat ebbe il merito di elaborare un riassetto del diritto nazionale utilizzando l'exemplum del diritto romano classico, non attraverso il metodo filologico adottato nel Cinquecento, bensì attraverso una ricerca caratterizzata da uno spirito di rigorosa sistemazione. Cfr. Kvk; non in Sapori..

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        Exercitationum philosophicarum fasciculus.

      Groningen, Petrum Doekema, 1777. (VI) 209 pp. Engraving with figures. Decorated leather binding with marbled endpapers. 8°. (VI) 209 pp. *top and bottom spine damaged, endpapers damaged, otherwise in good condition*.'Friedrich Adam Widder (also Frederick Adam Widder) born 15 january 1724 in Oppenheim, died 26 february 1784 in Groningen, was a German mathematician. Widder studied 1740 in Heidelberg and in 1744 at the university of Groningen. 1751 he became magister of philosophy and from 1752 on he gave lections on this subject. On 22 april 1767 he became ordinary professor of philosophy with a speech 'Oratie de sapientia Dei in minimis naturae operibus conspica'. In 1773 he became normal professor of philosophy and mathematics and was appointed as rector of the Alma Mater. Widder was a special member of the 'kurpfälzischen Akademie der Wissenschaften'. He became a reputation with the publication of Engelhards Handbuch 'Compendium phil. pract.'Johann Georg Meusel. Lexicon der vom Jahr 1750 bis 1800 verstorbenen deutschen Schriftsteller. Leipzig, 1815, Band 15, pp. 89A. van der AA. Biographisch woordenboek der Nederlanden, bevattende levensbeschrijvingen van zoodanige personen, die zich op eenigerlei wijze in ons vaderland hebben vermaard gemaakt. Haarlem, 1877, Band 20, pp. 181-182

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        Les Incas ou la destruction de l'empire du Perou. Historiographe de France l'un des Quarante de l'Académie françoise

      chez Lacombe, 1777. Due volumi in 8°( 200 x 124 mm), pp. XII, 338, 1 carta di errata, (4), 380, (4), antiporta e 10 tavole f.t. disegnate da Moreau le jeune, e incise in rame di De Launay, Duclos, De Ghendt, Helman, Leveau. Splendide legature in marocchino rosso, dorso con titolo e fregi in oro, ai piatti serie di cornici concentriche impresse in oro a motivi lineari geometrici e a fogliame. Dentelle interna, bellissime carte di guardia marmorizzate, tagli dorati. Ex libris di P. Brunet. Edizione originale di quest'opera che sotto forma di romanzo tra lo storico e il filosofico denuncia il fanatismo religioso e politico. Cohen 380

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        Le ricchezze della riformata farmacopea del signor Giuseppe Quercetano medico, e consiglier regio Nuouamente di favella latina trasportata in italiana dal signor Giacomo Ferrari... Et in quest'ultima impressione corretta, & aggiontovi la Preparatione spagirica de i minerali, animali & vegetabili & loro vso; con un ristretto de i medicamenti, ch'appartengono alla chirurgia dell'istesso auttore. Tradotta nuovamente da Gio. Maria Ferro...

      per il Valvasense, 1777. Cm. 23, pp. (16) 264. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titoli elegantemente manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare con qualche macchietta sparsa, ma complessivamente ben conservato ed assai genuino. A p. 227, con altro frontespizio: 'Trattato della preparatione spagirica de i medicamenti minerali, animali & vegetabili & loro uso. Con un ristretto delli medicamenti spagirici che appartengono alla Chirurgia, tradotto da Gio Maria Ferro... Ottima e non comune edizione seicentesca di questo classico redatto dal Quercetanus (1546-1609) che fu medico di Enrico IV di Francia, seguace di Paracelso e dei suoi rimedi chimici.

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        Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, par une société de gens de lettres

      Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet 1777 - - Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet, à Genève 1777-1779, in-4 (19x25,5cm), 39 volumes reliés. - Troisième édition de l'Encyclopédie, ornée d'un portrait de Diderot et d'Alembert en tête du premier volume - dessinés par Charles-Nicolas Cochin et gravés par Louis-Jacques Cathelin - et de nombreux bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Les gravures des recueils de planches sont l'œuvre de Bernard Direx et Richomme et se constituent de 469 planches (tome 1 : 101, tome 2 : 197 et tome 3 : 171). Reliures de l'époque en plein veau brun tacheté, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de fines hachures, de fleurons, de roulettes et de filets d'encadrement dorés, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert, triple filet doré sur les coupes, toutes tranches rouges. C'est en 1750 que Diderot diffusa le Prospectus annonçant la publication de sa future Encyclopédie, alors que le premier volume de cette dernière était en préparation. La publication de ce manifeste provoqua une vive polémique et l'Encyclopédie fut, tout au long de sa parution, frappée du sceau de la censure. Une première interdiction fut prononcée en février 1752. Un arrêt royal déclara que l'Encyclopédie contenait des maximes « tendant à détruire l'autorité royale, à élever les fondements de l'erreur, de la corruption des mœurs, de l'irréligion et de l'incrédulité » ; les deux premiers volumes furent alors envoyés au pilon. Diderot et d'Alembert bénéficièrent du soutien de nombreuses personnalités littéraires de l'époque : Voltaire, Malesherbes. Les attaques envers cette monumentale entreprise ne cessèrent pas pour autant ; en 1757, suite à l'attentat de Damiens contre Louis XV, la police renforça sa vigilance à l'égard de tout livre susceptible de porter atteinte à l'autorité royale et au dogme religieux. En 1759, l'Encyclopédie fut condamnée à être lacérée et brûlée par le bourreau, et le privilège royal, c'est-à-dire l'autorisation d'imprimer, fut suspendu. Cette révocation s'accompagna d'une condamnation papale. L'Encyclopédie, alors publiée jusqu'au volume VII, fut alors menacée d'abandon, au grand dam des libraires qui avaient investi beaucoup dans cette entreprise. Un nouveau privilège leur fut alors accordé, mais il ne concerna que la publication des onze volumes de planches ; les dix derniers tomes de textes furent quant à eux achevés clandestinement et proposés à la vente six ans plus tard, en 1765, sous la mention fictive « imprimé à Neuchâtel ». Après la publication de l'édition originale de l'Encyclopédie entre 1751 et 1772, au format in-folio, d'autres éditions se sont rapidement succédées : ainsi, entre 1771 et 1776, une réimpression génevoise également en in-folio a été tirée à 1250 exemplaires contre 4225 pour la première édition. Le prix de souscription était moins élevé, affichant clairement la volonté des éditeurs de proposer un texte identique à l'original mais plus accessible financièrement. C'est dans un état d'esprit similaire que fut finalement publiée l'édition in-4, entre 1777 et 1779 : de format plus maniable et d'un coût moins élevé, elle fut tirée à 8011 exemplaires chez Pellet, également à Genève, et concurrença ainsi les in-folio. De ce succès sont nés des exemplaires largement diffusés, ce qui explique leur rareté en édition complète et en reliure uniforme. Notre exemplaire fait exception en étant bien complet de ses 36 volumes de textes et des 3 volumes de planches. Rare exemplaire complet et en reliure uniforme parfaitement restaurée. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Third edition of the Encyclopedia, with a portrait of Diderot and d'Alembert at the beginning of volume one, drawn by Charles-Nicolas Cochin and engraved by Louis-Jacques Cathelin, as well as numerous borders and culs-de-lampe. The engravings in the collection of plates are the work of Bernard Direx and Richomme and make up a total of 469 plates (volume 1 : 101, volume 2 : 197 and volume 3 : 171). Contemporary spotted brown calf, spine in six compartments with delicate hatching, fleur [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sitten und Meinungen der Wilden in Amerika. Letzte verbesserte Auflage. Mit 36 von 44 gefalt. Kupfertafeln

      [Johann Georg PURMANN]: Sitten und Meinungen der Wilden in Amerika. Letzte verbesserte Auflage [Nachdruck d. Ausg. FfM. 1777-81]. Mit 36 von 44 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Wien: Franz Anton Schrämbl [eig. Schrämbel] 1790. Kl.-8°. [Nn. S. I-III], S. IV-VI, [1 nn. Bl. (Tafelverz.)], [nn. S. 1], S. 1-391, [1 nn. S.]; [1 nn. Bl. (Tit.)], [nn. S. 1], S. 1-382; [1 nn. Bl. (Tit.)], [nn. S. 1], S. 1-358, [1 nn. Bl. (Tafelverz.)]; [1 nn. Bl. (Tit.)], [nn. S. 1], S. 1-380, [1 nn. Bl. (Tafelverz.)] Halbpergamentbände d. Zeit m. goldgeprägten, ledernen Titelschildchen u. m. Buntpapier überzogenen Kartondecken, Vorsätzen aus Buntpapier und rotem Schnitt. Äußerst selten angebotener vollständiger Satz mit allen 4 Bänden dieser vom Frankfurter Gymnasialdirektor Johann Georg Purmann verfassten, jedoch anonym erschienenen Kompilation von Beschreibungen des 16.-18. Jh. zu den indigenen Ethnien Amerikas, u.a. von Lery (1585), Acosta (1590 et al.), Garcilaso de la Vega (1605 et al.), Rochefort (1665), Condamine (1745), Ulloa (1752) und Charlevoix (1744 et al.), mit aus einigen dieser Werke entnommenen und in kleinerem Format nachgestochenen Kupfern. Die Originalausgabe des vorliegenden Nachdrucks dieses Werks war zwischen 1777 und 1781 bei J. G. Garbe in Frankfurt erschienen. Die klar und kräftig gestochenen Falttafeln zeigen kultische und höfische Zeremonien, sowie Kriegs- und Alltagshandlungen der Indigenen u.a. in den heutigen Gebieten von Brasilien, Peru, der Karibik, Mexiko, den USA und Kanada. Mit gestoch. Ex Libris „Joannis Wolny Presbyteri". Vollständige Exemplarsätze sind gemäß APO in den letzten 20 Jahren nicht mehr auktioniert worden; auch Einzelbände kommen selten auf den Markt, häufig fehlen Tafeln. Nicht immer wurde insbesondere der hier vorliegende, meist fehlende 4. Bd. mit eingehängten Kupfern ausgeliefert, wie z.B. der Bestand der UB Augsburg beweist. Die hübsche Einbände geringfügig berieben, Bindung des 1. Band im Vordergelenk gelockert, einige Tafeln mit teils hinterlegten Randeinrissen, innen minimal fleckig, insgesamt sehr sauberer Satz dieses Rarissimums. Durstmüller I, 286 (Schrämbel); Field, An Indian Bibliography, 1873; Holzmann/Bohatta IV, 2680; Klötzer, Frankfurter Biographie, Bd. 2, 1996.

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        A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventures, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. The Second Edition. 2 vols.

      London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1777. 4to. In two full calf bindings, expertly restored preserving the original boards and almost all of both spines. Previous owner's name in contemporary hand and two small stamps to title-page. Small gilt stamp to both front boards. Heavy waterstain affecting lower outer corner of first 30 leaves. A few marginal annotations and underlignings in contemporary hand and a few occassional brownspots throughout. XL, 378; (8), 396 pp + 64 plates (including charts, maps and fold-out plates) ¶ Second edition of Cook's second voyage desined to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to finally determine whether there was any great southern landmass."Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century" (Printing and the Mind of Man p.135). "The success of Cook's first voyage led the Admiralty to send him on a second expedition, described in the present work, which was to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of any southern continents. The men of this expedition became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. Further visits were made to New Zealand, and on two great sweeps Cook made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Niue, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, […] Cook discovered and charted South Georgia, after which he called at Cape Town, St. Helena and Ascension, and the Azores. This voyage produced a vast amount of information concerning the Pacific peoples and islands, proved the value of the chronometer as an aid to finding longitude, and improved techniques for preventing scurvy" (Hill p.123) Rosove 77.A2; Sabin 16245Printing and the Mind of Man 223 (The first edition)

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        Kst.- Karte, n. F. L. Güssefeld b. Homann Erben, "Charte vom Herzogthum Cleve . Meurs, nebst den Königl. Preussi. Antheil des Herzogthums Geldern .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1777, 43,5 x 54,5 Rechts unten die Titelkartusche, oben mittig Erklärungen. Gebiet: Arnheim - Coesfeld - Neuss - Venlo.

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        The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches

      J. F. and C. Rivington, S. Crowder, et al, London 1777 - Unpaginated, 111, [4] p. 28 cm. Frontispiece and 27 folding copperplates. Full leather. Respined with original spine reapplied. Owner's signature on front free endpaper. Corners and edges professionally repaired, as are insides of hinges. M3 has tear repaired, N3 has corner almost torn off, small ink stain at top of 3P4, 4G2 has corner torn off bottom. Ink sketch on margin of plate 1. Light stains in a few places throughout, although generally clean. Overall, book is in extremely nice condition. Title continues: "Containing thte various Methods of Cultivating and Improving every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of both the Old and New Husbandry. Comprising every Thing valuable in the best Writers on this Subject, viz. Linnaeus, Chateauvieux, the Marquis of Turbilly, Platt, Evelyn, Worlidge, Mortimer, Tull, Ellis, Miller, Hale, Lisle, Roque, Mills, Young, &c. Together with A Great Variety of New Discoveries and Improvements. Also The Whole Business of Breeding, Managing, and Fattening Cattle of all Kinds; and the most approved Methods of curing the various Diseases to which they are subject. Together with the Method of raising BEES, and of acquiring large Quantities of Wax and Honey, without destroying those laborious Insects. To which is added, Gardeder's Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen. Illustrated with a great Variety of Folio Copper-Plates, finely engraved; exhibiting all the Instruments used in Husbandry; particularly those lately invented, and presented to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. in London; many of which have never yet appeared in a Work of this Nature". As with many reference books, the illustrations are one of the most fascinating parts - great horse's head on Pl. XVII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by Himself.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell; for J. Bew,, 1777. (Together with: PRATT, Samuel Jackson.) Supplement to the Life of David Hume, Esq. Containing genuine Anecdotes, and a circumstantial Account of his Death and Funeral. To which is added, a certified Copy of his last Will and Testament. 2 works bound in one volume, octavo (151 × 91 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, spine ruled gilt, red morocco label. Engraved frontispiece portrait to the first work. Corners worn, with loss of leather, some surface wear to covers, notably along the fore-edges, offset from the frontispiece onto the title, as usual; some light spotting and toning; still very good copies. First edition, second issue (with the misprint "himself" for "myself", line 3, p. 29), of the most endearing of autobiographies, bound with a related contemporary work. Hume was aware that, owing to his views on religious questions, the manner of his death would be a matter of public curiosity. So when, in My Own Life, he set out to describe his feelings as he approached his end, he was as much writing a manifesto for his philosophy as a piece of autobiography. It is generally agreed that the account is an authentic self-portrait of one whom his friend Adam Smith, whose letter to the publisher William Strahan recounting Hume's last days is printed at the end of the Life, described as approaching "as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human fraility will admit". Smith also contributed the preface (cf. Strahan's letter to John Home of 3 March 1777, in G. Birkbeck Hill, Letters of David Hume to William Strahan, 1888, p. 362, n. 1). Samuel Pratt, a one-time priest and failed actor, depended largely, as of 1774, upon his pen for support. Often writing under the name of Courtney Melmoth, he "possessed considerable talents, but his necessities left him little time for reflection or revision" (DNB). This would seem to be true of his Supplement to the Life, written in the same year as his Apology for the Life and writings of David Hume, which in places seems to aim at a condemnation of Hume but ends emphasising his importance and talent. The anecdotal elements are valuable in giving an insight into the public concern for and interest in Hume's atheism and whether or not this would lead to the condemnation of his soul: "It is hardly to be credited, that the grave-diggers, digging with pick axes Mr. Hume's grave, should have attracted the gaping curiosity of the multitude. That, notwithstanding a heavy rain, which fell during the internment, multitudes of all ranks gazed at the funeral procession, as if they had expected the hearse to have been consumed in livid flames, or encircled with a ray of glory …

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        The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by Himself. (Together with: PRATT, Samuel Jackson.) Supplement to the Life of David Hume, Esq. Containing genuine Anecdotes, and a circumstantial Account of his Death and Funeral. To which is added, a certified Copy of his last Will and Testament.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell; for J. Bew, 1777 - 2 works bound in one volume, octavo (151 × 91 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, spine ruled gilt, red morocco label. Corners worn, with loss of leather, some surface wear to covers, notably along the fore-edges, offset from the frontispiece onto the title, as usual; some light spotting and toning; still very good copies. Engraved frontispiece portrait to the first work. First edition, second issue (with the misprint "himself" for "myself", line 3, p. 29), of the most endearing of autobiographies, bound with a related contemporary work. Hume was aware that, owing to his views on religious questions, the manner of his death would be a matter of public curiosity. So when, in My Own Life, he set out to describe his feelings as he approached his end, he was as much writing a manifesto for his philosophy as a piece of autobiography. It is generally agreed that the account is an authentic self-portrait of one whom his friend Adam Smith, whose letter to the publisher William Strahan recounting Hume's last days is printed at the end of the Life, described as approaching "as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human fraility will admit". Smith also contributed the preface (cf. Strahan's letter to John Home of 3 March 1777, in G. Birkbeck Hill, Letters of David Hume to William Strahan, 1888, p. 362, n. 1). Samuel Pratt, a one-time priest and failed actor, depended largely, as of 1774, upon his pen for support. Often writing under the name of Courtney Melmoth, he "possessed considerable talents, but his necessities left him little time for reflection or revision" (DNB). This would seem to be true of his Supplement to the Life, written in the same year as his Apology for the Life and writings of David Hume, which in places seems to aim at a condemnation of Hume but ends emphasising his importance and talent. The anecdotal elements are valuable in giving an insight into the public concern for and interest in Hume's atheism and whether or not this would lead to the condemnation of his soul: "It is hardly to be credited, that the grave-diggers, digging with pick axes Mr. Hume's grave, should have attracted the gaping curiosity of the multitude. That, notwithstanding a heavy rain, which fell during the internment, multitudes of all ranks gazed at the funeral procession, as if they had expected the hearse to have been consumed in livid flames, or encircled with a ray of glory " Hume: Chuo 84; Jessop, p. 39; Todd 1777 (1); Vanderblue, p. 46; not in Tribe. Pratt: sub Chuo 84; Jessop, p. 44. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph Manuscript Order, Signed "James Church" and "O[liver] Ellsworth" to John Lawrence, for payment to the widow of Col. William Douglas for "Extraordinary Trouble in obtaining Pay for his Regt."

      Hartford [CT], 1777. 1 p., pen and ink on paper, dockteted on the verso and signed by "E[benezer] Plummer" and "Jonah Clark". 8 x 6.75 inches. Old folds, else very fine. 1 p., pen and ink on paper, dockteted on the verso and signed by "E[benezer] Plummer" and "Jonah Clark". 8 x 6.75 inches. SMALL COMPENSATION FOR A LIFE AND FORTUNE LOST. An important testament offering proof of the sacrifice and hardship of a memorialized Connecticut hero signed by one of it's favorite sons, reading: "Sir pay to Hannah Douglas Executrise (sic) to the Estate of Col. William Douglas deceased the sum of Nine pounds Fifteen Shillings & onepenny (sic) money being for Extraordinary Trouble in obtaining pay for his Regt. from Headquarters Hartford June 28th 1777" William Douglas was born in Plainfield Connecticut on January 27, 1742, to John Douglas and Olive Spaulding. He married Hannah Mansfield in 1767, and they had four children. Douglas was a veteran of the French and Indian War and a prosperous mariner and merchant who had acquired substantial wealth trading in the West indies. He reentered military service at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, taking part in the expedition that took Fort Ticonderoga, as well as commanding a flotilla on Lake Champlain, and leading a successful raid on St. John. In 1776, he was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly, but declined in order to accept a commission as Colonel of the Connecticut State Regiment. The regiment joined Washington and the Continental Army in New York, where it was routed at Kip's Bay but redeemed itself the next day at the Battle of Harlem Heights, where Douglas reportedly had his horse shot out from under him and his uniform riddled with bullets. At the close of the 1776 campaign, Douglas, had become ill to the point where he permanently lost the full use of his voice and returned to his home in Northford (now North Branford) CT. Having spent his personal funds to make up for shortcomings in pay and supplies for his regiment, Douglas saw his finances deteriorate along with his health over the next few months. He died on May 28, 1777. Much of the fortune he acquired in the West indies, as well as his property were gone or sold for worthless Continental script. In 1787, his widow, Hannah, petitioned the government to receive compensation for Douglas's service and was granted the sum of three thousand one hundred & fifty dollars by Secretary of War, Henry Knox. Oliver Ellsworth was born on April 29, 1745, in Windsor, CT, to Capt. David and Jemima Ellsworth. He attended Yale and the College of New Jersey (Princeton) receiving an A.B. degree in theology but soon afterward turned to the law. In 1777, he became Connecticut's state attorney for Hartford and was later chosen as one of Connecticut's representatives to the Continental Congress. He was also active in Connecticut's war efforts and at the time this order was written was part of the five-member committee known as the Committee of the Pay Table, who supervised Connecticut's war expenditures. In 1787, Ellsworth represented Connecticut at the Constitutional Convention and served on the Committee of Five that prepared the first draft of the Constitution. He was one of Connecticut's first two senators in the new federal government and was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1796. He died in his hometown of Windsor on November 26, 1807.

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        Regali Dispacci Nelle quali si contengono le Sovrane Determinazioni…

      NAPOLI: A Spese di Giuseppe-Maria Severino-Boezio, 1777. rilegato. DISCRETO. 18 25. I II III IV USATO

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        Lo Spirito delle leggi ... con le note dell'abate Antonio Genovesi

      al colophon del primo volume: presso Domenico Terres, 1777. Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (40) cx, 377 (1); xxxvi, 431 (1); xxxii, 415 (1); viii, 462 + 1 c.b. Con due tavole f.t. raffiguranti i ritratti di Montesquieu e Genovesi, bellissime vignette ai quattro frontespizi; il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Bella legatura coeva in piena perg. rigida; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli in oro su doppi scomparto; eleganti fregi impressi a secco ai piatti e tagli spruzzzati. Naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta napoletana del tempo, lieve alone marginale nel quarto volume, segno di tarlo al margine basso (bianco) di alcune cc. del primo volume. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. Importante prima traduzione italiana, impreziosita dalle illuminate annotazioni del Genovesi, di questo capolavoro della tradizione giuspolitica francese. Nel quarto volume, oltre alla prima traduzione italiana della Difesa dello Spirito delle leggi, troviamo un copioso e utilissimo indice delle materie trattate. Non comune e sempre ricercato. Questa tiratura, decisamente la più rara a trovarsi, si distingue dalle altre per numero delle pagine e colophon in fine del primo volume. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II,2, p. 855; Cat. Einaudi, 3997..

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        Historiske Efterretninger om velfortiente Danske Adelsmænd, med deres Stamme=Tavler og Portraiter. Oversatte, forøgede og forbedrede. Første (- Tredie) Deel. (3 Bd., kpl.).

      København, Godiche, 1777-79. 4to. 3 samt. hldrbd., ophøjede bind på rygge, rig rygforgyldning. Titelfelter i skind, forgyldt. Kobberstukket portræt af Hofman som frontispiece. 3 store kobberstukne titelvignetter. XX,193;(8),342;(12),401 pp. Rigt illustreret med kobberstukne portrætter, store vignetter, prospekter, våbenskjolde og genealogiske foldetavler. Indvendig frisk eksemplar med brede marginer og trykt på svært skrivepapir. Enkelte spredte brunpletter. Lille stempel på titelblade "Classenske Bogsamling". På indersiden af forpermerne gl. ejernavn "Oldenburg" samt tilskrift i senere hånd "Den store Classenske Bogsamling i Nÿkiøbing". ¶ Første danske udgave, der udkom som en oversættelse af forfatterens "Portraits Historiques des Hommes Illustres... fra 1746. - Hofmans omgang i Paris med tidens fornemste bogkunstnere gav ham smag for den nye franske bogkunst og han knyttede mange af disse kunstnere til udgivelsen af værket med dets pompøse udsmykninger, således blev hans eget portræt, som indleder værket, stukket af den fremtrædende franske kunstner J.G. Wille. I værket redegøres for over 40 danske adelsslægter, Friis, Skeel, Rantzau, Thott m.v. samt fremtrædende personligheder så som Tordenskjold, og særligt må fremhæves afsnittet om Tycho Brahe, der ud over hans stukne portræt, indeholder kortet over Hven, prospekt af Uranienborg m.v.This fine work describes 40 noble Danish families and renowned Danes, among these Tycho Brahe and his family. There is a chapter on him, with his engraved portrait (1 engraved plate), a map of Hven (in the text) and illustrations of his observatories at the island Hven (2 engraved plates).

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        Etymologicum teutonicæ linguæ: sive dictionarium teutonico-latinum, præcipuas teutonicæ linguæ dictiones et phrases latine interpretatas et cum aliis nonnullis linguis obiter collatas complectens: studio et opera Cornelii Kiliani Dufflæi ... curante Hasselto Arnhemiensis ...

      Traiecti Batavorum : apud Roelandum De Meyere, 1777. 2 Bände [22 nn S.] 365 S.; [6 nn S.] S. 366-930 mit zwei Kupferstichen im Text. 4° Marmorierte, geglättete Ganzlderbänder der Zeit mit zwei jeweils zwei farbigen Titelrückenschildern, reichlicher Goldverzierung auf dem Rücken, Deckel, Stehkanten, punziertes, drehseitiger Ganzgoldschnitt und Buntpapiervorsätzen. Grosszügig auf starkem Papier gedruckten, verschwenderisch gebundene und außergewöhnlich wohlerhaltene Quartbände der berühmten Niederländisch/-Lateinischen Etymologie vom Cornelis Kiel , unverzichtbare Quelle besonders auch für die Erforschung des Niederdeutschen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Rausch n. Friedrich Wilh. Ohsen, "Post Charte der Chur Braunschweigischen und angrenzenden Lande von Friedrich Wilhelm Ohsen, Cancellisten bey Königlicher Geheimen Raht Stube zu Hannover privatim entworfen im Jahre 1774. vermehrt 1777.".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1777, von 4 Platten gedruckt, zusammensetzbar auf die Größe 105 x 92 (H). Bonnaker, Bibliog. der Straßenkarte kennt diese Fassung nicht. Nur die Erstfassung. Siehe Karten- verzeichnis E.IV.a.a. I.7.- Sehr seltene, noch nicht zusammengesetzte Karte. Unten links übergroße, dek. Titelkartusche mit Landschaftsdarstellung und Fernsicht nach Hannover. Rechts unten weitere kleine Ansicht einer Poststation. Rechts oben einfache Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Gebiet: Cuxhaven, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Eisleben, Heiligen- stadt, Kassel, Osnabrück, Oldenburg. Verzeichnet sind kleinste Höfe, Postwechsel oder Stationen, sowie diverse Postrouten. In je 15 Segmente zerschnitten und auf Leinwand montiert, faltbar eingerichtet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Formbook Compiled by a Clerk, Walsingham, Norfolk, England

      1777. 18th-Century English Manuscript Formbook with an Intriguing Entry Relating to Barbados [Manuscript]. Whincop, Robert. [Manuscript Formbook]. [Walsingham, Norfolk, England, c.1777]. [iv], 275, [30] pp. 28 blank leaves. Includes thump-tabbed index. Oblong octavo (3-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to board and spine, bronze clasp. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, joints cracked. Light toning, fragments of wax seals to endleaves. Text in elegant, neat hand, leaves numbered on rectos and versos. $4,500. * Written in a different hand, likely that of a bookseller, the title page indicates the provenance of this manuscript: "No. 3/ E. Lib. Robt. Whincop Clk to Mr John/ Pye Walsingham Norfolk May 3rd/ 1777./ Price 1/9" Pye was a leading lawyer in Walsingham, a town in East Anglia, England best known as a pilgrimage site. Whincop would go on to prominent legal career and also served in a few local bureaucratic posts in Norfolk, such as the town clerk of Lynn (1785-1802). (Pye and Whincop appear in a number of local histories and others sources that are available online.) A fair copy in a notably elegant hand, this collection of precedents has an unsual item: a "Letter of Attorney from the Trustees of a Trust Estate to manage Estates &c. in the Island of Barbadoes." Eight pages long, it is one of the longest items in this manuscript. Norfolk had little to do with the Atlantic trade, so the inclusion of this form may have reflected Whincop's ambition to practice in London or some other city with ties to Great Britain's colonies. Other entries include several affidavits and letters of attorney, a "Bail Bond," a "Dissenting Preachers Certificate," an "Opinion Respecting Hard Riding a Horse, and "Order to Receive a Debt" and "A Replevin Warrant."

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        C "Eglise Catholique Ste. Hedwige. Vue par derriere, de la rue Francoise, avec öe Palais du Prince Henry, dans l'éloignement".

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. u. n. v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1777, 41 x 68 Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 3; Kiewitz 1050; Rave 17. - 3. Zustand mit Verlegeradresse, Dedication und röm. Nummerierung (VIII). - Blick vom kleinen Platz hinter der St. Hedwigkirche, links - im Hintergrund - die Universität. Rechts die Rückseite des Palastes des Markgrafen Heinrich von Schwedt ( Oberwallstraße ). - Der Grundstein der St. Hedwigskirche wurde 1747 gelegt, jedoch verzögerte sich die Fertigstellung ( durch Geldmangel und durch den siebenj. Krieg ) bis zum 1. Nov. 1773 ( = Einweihung der Kirche durch Fürst Krasicki, dem Bischof vom Ermland ).- Schöner Druck mit zurückhaltendem Kolorit.

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        INSTITUZIONI DI MECCANICA, D'IDROSTATICA, D'IDROMETRIA E DELL'ARCHITETTURA STATICA, E IDRAULICA. Ad uso della Regia Scuola eretta in Milano per gli architetti, e per gl'ingegneri dell'A.D.P. (Abate Don Paolo) Frisi, regio Censore e Professore di Matematica.

      appresso Giuseppe Galeazzi Regio Stampatore, 1777. In-8 gr. (mm. 245x185), elegante legatura in p. pelle coeva, cornice dorata ai piatti con iniziali "C. V." in tondo al piatto anter., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, tagli dorati, pp. (8),447, con 7 tavole f.t. e inc. in rame (più volte ripiegate), ciascuna con numerose figure. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Riccardi,I, p. 489: "Bella edizione. Questa pure devesi noverare fra le migliori opere del Frisi (1728-1784)" - Gamba,2245: "S'ebbe bellissima fama il Frisi per non poche opere di fisica e di matematica, per la maggio parte dettate in latino". Solo le tavole con fiorit., altrimenti fresco esemplare ben conservato.

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        Manuscript Formbook Compiled by a Clerk, Walsingham, Norfolk, England.

      1777. 18th-Century English Manuscript Formbook with an Intriguing Entry Relating to Barbados [Manuscript]. Whincop, Robert. [Manuscript Formbook]. [Walsingham, Norfolk, England, c.1777]. [iv], 275, [30] pp. 28 blank leaves. Includes thump-tabbed index. Oblong octavo (3-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to board and spine, bronze clasp. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, joints cracked. Light toning, fragments of wax seals to endleaves. Text in elegant, neat hand, leaves numbered on rectos and versos. $4,500. * Written in a different hand, likely that of a bookseller, the title page indicates the provenance of this manuscript: "No. 3/ E. Lib. Robt. Whincop Clk to Mr John/ Pye Walsingham Norfolk May 3rd/ 1777./ Price 1/9" Pye was a leading lawyer in Walsingham, a town in East Anglia, England best known as a pilgrimage site. Whincop would go on to prominent legal career and also served in a few local bureaucratic posts in Norfolk, such as the town clerk of Lynn (1785-1802). (Pye and Whincop appear in a number of local histories and others sources that are available online.) A fair copy in a notably elegant hand, this collection of precedents has an unsual item: a "Letter of Attorney from the Trustees of a Trust Estate to manage Estates &c. in the Island of Barbadoes." Eight pages long, it is one of the longest items in this manuscript. Norfolk had little to do with the Atlantic trade, so the inclusion of this form may have reflected Whincop's ambition to practice in London or some other city with ties to Great Britain's colonies. Other entries include several affidavits and letters of attorney, a "Bail Bond," a "Dissenting Preachers Certificate," an "Opinion Respecting Hard Riding a Horse, and "Order to Receive a Debt" and "A Replevin Warrant."

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        Anfangsgründe der Elektricität, in welchen hauptsächlich von den geriebenen elektrischen Körpern, der Elektricität welchen sie den unelektrischen mittheilen, derjenigen so seidene Bänder und Strümpfe durch Reiben und Gegenreiben erhalten, von den Dunstkreisen, dem Electrophor und verschiedenen demselben ähnlichen Erfahrungen gehandelt wird.

      Hanau Waisenhausverlag 1777 - (20 x 13,5 cm). 124 (4) S. Mit 9 Abbildungen auf 1 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafel. Broschur der Zeit, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe des frühen, von seinem Lehrer Daniel Bernoulli angeregten Lehrbuchs zur Elektrizität. - Der in Basel geborene Socin (1729-1808), Professor für Medizin und Physik in Hanau, war Leibarzt des Landgrafen von Hessen. Er versuchte (zusammen mit Bernoulli) Franklins Theorie der Elektrizität zu untersuchen und zu beweisen, wonach es nur eine elektrische Materie gibt und die beiden Arten der Elektrizität als Mangel bzw. Überschuss davon anzusehen sind. Socin spricht sich in vorliegendem Werk für Richtigkeit dieser Theorie aus. - Stellenweise minimal stockfleckig. Vier Blätter mit kleinen Fehlstellen im oberen weißen Rand. Rücken ausgebleicht. Oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Insgesamt jedoch wohlerhalten. - Hirsch/H. V, 327; Poggendorff II, 952; Ronalds 479; nicht bei Wheeler-Gift und Ekelöf [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Manuscript Formbook Compiled by a Clerk, Walsingham, Norfolk, England

      1777 - 18th-Century English Manuscript Formbook with an Intriguing Entry Relating to Barbados [Manuscript]. Whincop, Robert. [Manuscript Formbook]. [Walsingham, Norfolk, England, c.1777]. [iv], 275, [30] pp. 28 blank leaves. Includes thump-tabbed index. Oblong octavo (3-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to board and spine, bronze clasp. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, joints cracked. Light toning, fragments of wax seals to endleaves. Text in elegant, neat hand, leaves numbered on rectos and versos. $4,500. * Written in a different hand, likely that of a bookseller, the title page indicates the provenance of this manuscript: "No. 3/ E. Lib. Robt. Whincop Clk to Mr John/ Pye Walsingham Norfolk May 3rd/ 1777./ Price 1/9" Pye was a leading lawyer in Walsingham, a town in East Anglia, England best known as a pilgrimage site. Whincop would go on to prominent legal career and also served in a few local bureaucratic posts in Norfolk, such as the town clerk of Lynn (1785-1802). (Pye and Whincop appear in a number of local histories and others sources that are available online.) A fair copy in a notably elegant hand, this collection of precedents has an unsual item: a "Letter of Attorney from the Trustees of a Trust Estate to manage Estates &c. in the Island of Barbadoes." Eight pages long, it is one of the longest items in this manuscript. Norfolk had little to do with the Atlantic trade, so the inclusion of this form may have reflected Whincop's ambition to practice in London or some other city with ties to Great Britain's colonies. Other entries include several affidavits and letters of attorney, a "Bail Bond," a "Dissenting Preachers Certificate," an "Opinion Respecting Hard Riding a Horse, and "Order to Receive a Debt" and "A Replevin Warrant." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Choix des Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

      London: T. Becket & P. Elmsly, 1777. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good+. 3 vols. iii, lx, 656 [640]; ccviii, 495; iii, lxviii, 696 p. Vol. 3 has three plates and one fold-out inscription, all engraved by E. Malpas. Edges of boards worn, corners bumped. Vol. 1's front board is detached and spine ends chipped. Vols. 2 & 3 have tender front hinges with inside repairs. Minor dark mark on front board of vol. 3. Front pastedowns have bookplates from University of Aberdeen and some tiny ink notes. Endpapers have moderate foxing. Occasional thumbing within. Vol. 1 has ink inscription from 1780 across from title page and inscription at top of title page. Vol. 2 has worm holes in front endpapers extending to p. iii. Vol. 3 especially stained on pages 692-693. Selected pieces from the "Histoire et Memoires de l'Academie," a massive collection of French-language commentary and criticism on Greek and Latin classics. The printing of the "Histoire" began in 1717 and ran through 1809, with the total number of volumes coming to 51; this compilation offers some especially noteworthy treatises from the beginning of the series to 1763.

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        Elémens de Minéralogie Docimastique. Seconde édition.

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1777. - 2 volumes in-8. Portrait gravé. XLVII. 339pp. et 1f. 400pp. 1 table gravée hors-texte. 1 tableau dépliant. XLVI. 1f. Plein veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque avec chiffre de Louis XVI au dos, charnières légèrement fendillées, coins et coiffes émoussés). Première édition complète, considérablement augmentée par rapport à la première qui ne comportait que 276 pages, de l'un des meilleurs ouvrages de Balthazar Georges Sage (1740-1824), célèbre minéralogiste français, fondateur de l'Ecole des Mines de Paris. L'auteur est notamment resté célèbre pour sa collection de près de 3500 échantillons de minéraux. Table gravée des "Cinq Matières qui servent à Minéraliser les substances métalliques". Quelques petites taches et piqûres. Bel exemplaire finement relié au chiffre de Louis XVI. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cours de physique expérimentale et théorique formant la dernière partie d'un Cours complet de Philosophie, précédé d'un précis de mathématiques, qui lui sert comme introduction

      Frouillé, Paris 1777 - Plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré, tranches rouges, gardes en papier marbré. Quatre volumes in-12 (164x97 mm), xxxvi-527-(1 bl.)-(4) pages et 5 planches dépliantes / (4)-774 pages, une table et 8 planches dépliantes / (4)-768 pages et une planche dépliante / (4)-552 pages Coiffes et coins abîmés (manque plus important au premier caisson du tome 1), mors des tomes 1 et 2 fendillés Mouillure sans gravité en marge inférieure du tome 2 L'abbé Jean Sauri (1741-1785) fut professeur de philosophie à l'université de Montpellier et rédigea de nombreux manuels scientifiques et philosophiques. Rare édition originale de son cours de physique expérimentale ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, marbled endpapers. Four 12mo (164x97 mm), xxxvi-527-(1 bl.)-(4) pages and 5 folding plates / (4)-774 pages, one table and 8 folding plates / (4)-768 pages and 1 folding plate / (4)-552 pages Caps and corners worn, joints of part 1 and 2 splitting Waterstains on the lower margin of part 2 Rare first edition of this lessons on experimental physics In 12 / 12mo 1810g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Cyropedie Ou Histoire De Cyrus. Traduite Du Grec De Xenophon

      Chez Les Frères Debure & Moutard Imprimeur-Libraire, A Paris 1777 - 0 XXXV including title, 357 pP Title 420 pages; ".par M. Dacier De l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres - in two complete edited volumes." binding of the time in full garnet havana calf, blind stamped fillet frame on the covers, spine with raised bands adorned with golden fleurons and roulettes, title label in red morocco, golden title, golden fillet on the cuts, red edges. Small tear to a crown, rubbed volume number label, otherwise solid binding in very good condition. Inside in very good condition - no. 8 - 17.5 x 10.5 cm . Very rare first edition of this translation of reference by Mr. Dacier 430 BC/-401 BC. Athens Xenophon was a philosopher and a military leader of ancient Greece born in Erchia near Athens around 430 BC and died around 355 BC In addition to the Anabasis, he wrote a sequel to the history of the war of the Peloponnesus of Thucydides called Les Helléniques. His historical work is impartial, according to Lucien of Samosata, one of the authors that Xenophon has inspired native of the deme of Erchia in Attica, Xenophon is son of Gryllos. His date of birth is discussed: the approximate date of 430 BC is based on the indication that he was a young man at the beginning of the Anabasis. Some authors propose more specific dates. E. Delebecque offers the date of 426 BC, corresponding to the minimum age to participate in the Athenian expedition in Lesvos in 428 BC/427 BC according to historian Claude Mossé. Born into a wealthy aristocratic family, he attended the Sophists, including Prodicus in Thebes; Disciple of Socrates, he portrays his master as a man more interested in morality and logic than by metaphysics, as this appears in the apology of Socrates, the memorable and the Banquet he became a pupil of Socrates. Penetrated with oligarchic ideas, he is hostile to the restoration of democracy after the tyranny of Trente; in the midst of the Socratic, he doesn't get along with Aristippus, or Plato, who he accused to add their ideas to those of Socrates. According to Photios, Xenophon was a student of Isocrates. Only one appearance at auction since publication. Intricate head pieces. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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