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        Des pierres précieuses et des pierres fines, avec les moyens de les connoître & de les évaluer.

      - Londres, Paul Elsmly [sic!], 1777. 8vo (20.7 x 12.5 cm). xv, 124, [iv] pp. 19th century full polished calf. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands and red morocco label with gilt title. Gilt dentelles.l A rare treatise on precious stones and how to recognize them. The title page suggests that it was printed in London; however, the name of the publisher, Elmsley, is printed incorrectly, which makes this a bit doubtful. That having been said, "Louis Dutens (15 January 1730 - 23 May 1812) was a French writer born in Tours, of Protestant parents, who lived most of his life in Britain or in British service on the continent. He went to London, where his uncle was a jeweller" (Wikipedia). Sinkankas records a Paris edition - dated 1776 - as well, "said to be only about 3 x 5 inches", but also notes "Not seen. Apparently very rare". The present copy measures 21 x 12.5 cm, or slightly over 8 x 5 inches. Edges of the first and last few leaves browned, otherwise clean, unmarked. A very good copy. Sinkankas, p. 291. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chemische Abhandlung von der Luft und dem Feuer. Nebst einem Vorbericht von Torbern Bergman

      Upsala & Leipzig: Magn. Swederus... zu finden bey S.L. Crusius, 1777. First edition of this extremely scarce and important book which contains the announcement of Scheele’s discovery of oxygen, made independently of, and two years prior to, Priestley. Scheele’s monumental discovery was made by 1773; he had begun his experiments on oxygen in 1770. The publication of this book was delayed due to the fact that Tobern Bergman was two years late in delivering his promised preface. The work is fittingly bound with Bergman’s own lectures on the nature and application of chemistry, a rare work that is not included in his collected works Opuscula Physica et Chemica.“The independent discovery of oxygen is here described and the composition of air by two gases is illustrated. One of these is necessary for combustion and respiration and it is absorbed by a number of solid substances and can be artificially produced; the second gas (nitrogen) prevents combustion. Scheele’s ‘fire-air’ (oxygen) could be produced from saltpetre, from black oxide of manganese, from oxide of mercury, etc. The photo-sensitive nature of chloride of silver was announced, a discovery that led to photography” (Dibner, Heralds of Science, 41). “Scheele (1742-1786) was an experimental genius; he made more discoveries of first-rate importance with fewer opportunities and scantier appliances than any one else, and his skill, insight and power of illuminating experimental results have never been surpassed, if indeed, they have ever been equaled” (Ferguson II.331).Bergman (1735-1784) was a member of the Swedish Academy and from 1767 professor of chemistry at Uppsala. He had a high regard for the younger Scheele and “did everything in his power to bring him to the notice of the scientific world. Bergman owed to him … his transition from obscurity to a leading position in the world of science.” (Partington, III, p. 208) His Essay on the General Usefulness of Chemistry and its Application to the Various Occasions of Life (thus the title of the English edition of 1783) gives “a general view [of] medical, oeconomical, and technical chemistry, halurgy, geurgy, theiurgy, salts, earths, inflammable substances, metals, waters and airs.” (Partington III, p. 184) Bergman remained a follower of the phlogiston theory all his life.OCLC: Scheele: Burndy, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Cornell, Madison, NLM, Smithsonian, Stanford, UCLA, Yale. Bergmann: Cornell.* Scheele: DSB XII.143-50; Horblit 92; Partington III.205-34; Waller 11225; Gernsheim, Hist. of Photography (1969), pp. 32-33; not in Duveen, Ferguson, Young, or E.F. Smith collections.*Bergmann: Partington III, p. 184, F.. 8vo, 3 ff., 16, 155, (1) pp. Engraved vignette on title & one folding engraved plate, both depicting chemical apparatus. Bound with:BERGMANN, Torbern. Anleitung zu Vorlesungen über die Beschaffenheit und den Nutzen der Chemie, und die allgemeinsten Verschiedenheiten natürlicher Körper. Aus d. Schwedischen übersetzt. Stockholm and Leipzig, Swederus. 1779. 8vo, 95, (3 blank) pp. Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek and Berlin records call for xxxi preliminary pages as well as 95 numbered pages. Utrecht, Union Catalog Hesse, Bayrische Staatsbibliothek Munich records match our collation.

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        Lettera del Signor Conte Abate Giambatista Roberti al Signor Cavalier Conte Giambatista Giovio Ciamberlano attuale delle LL.MM.II e riposta del Medesimo sopra Giacomo da Ponte Pittore detto il Bassan Vecchio

      Lugano: Per gli Agnelli, 1777. 102 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards. 102 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Roberti (1719-1786) was a Jesuit scholar, known today for his homage to the strawbery: "Le fragole poemetto." He was born in Bassano, namesake of the 16th-century painter Jacopo Bassano, subject of this essay. Cicognara 2364

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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers

      n.p.: n. pub, 1777. 83 engraved plates after drawings by Charles Eisen, 44 engraved vignettes. a2-a7, A1-N4, *1-[8*]; a1-a3, A1-[S8]. xiv, 200, 13 [1]f. ; vii, 284 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Quarter brown morocco, gilt spines. Bookplates. Some light rubbing to spines and extremities, inner hinge of volume I starting, else very good, with clean plates and text. 83 engraved plates after drawings by Charles Eisen, 44 engraved vignettes. a2-a7, A1-N4, *1-[8*]; a1-a3, A1-[S8]. xiv, 200, 13 [1]f. ; vii, 284 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. With the Eisen Illustrations. A counterfeit of the famous 1762 Paris ("Fermiers-Generaux") edition, with the unforgettable Eisen plates re-engraved in reverse and with new tailpieces. (For another counterfeit with charm comparable to this, see Ray 27). Cohen-de Ricci 571-72; Rochambeau 90

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        Oeuvres complètes EDITION ORIGINALE

      Neuchatel: De l'imprimerie de la société typographique, 1777. Fine. De l'imprimerie de la société typographique, Neuchatel 1777, in-8 (12x19,5cm), 515pp. et (4) 570pp. et (4) 426pp. et (4) 483pp. et (4) 440pp. et (2) 446pp. et (2) 429pp., 7 volumes reliés. - First edition of the complete works, established by Rigoley Juvigny. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réimpression des oeuvres complètes données en 1776, établie par Rigoley de Juvigny, illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Aug. de Saint Aubin gravé par Billé. Comme très souvent, le huitième tome, comprenant les Œuvres badines, n'est pas joint ici. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau raciné. Dos lisses ornés de filets, dentelles et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert. Filet à froid sur les plats. Toutes tranches mouchetées.  Quelques frottements, sinon bel exemplaire. Auteur de nombreuses comédies et d'épigrammes dont il s'était fait une véritable spécialité, souvent contre les auteurs de son temps, notamment Fréron et Voltaire. Nombreuses de ses pièces eurent du succès, notamment sa plus grande, La métromanie, dont Grimm disait qu'elle vivrait aussi longtemps qu'il y aura un théâtre et du goût en France. Il écrivit également des poésies libertines qui la valurent de n'être pas retenu par l'Académie Française. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque Louis Montaut.  

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        De la philosophie de la nature ou traité de morale pour le genre humain tir EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Londres et se trouve dans la plupart des capitales de l'Europe: S.n., 1777. Fine. S.n., à Londres et se trouve dans la plupart des capitales de l'Europe 1777, in-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) xlv (3) 366pp. et (2) 456pp. et (2) 414pp. et (2 406pp. et (2) 452pp. et (2) 490pp., 6 volumes reliés. - New and improved and enlarged edition (partly original), illustrated with a frontispiece, 12 figures unsigned and six vignettes title (title pages are fully engraved). Nice print. The original 1770 edition was only 3 in 12 Volumes Full Calf tortoiseshell contemporary. Smooth back adorned with jewels and multiple wheels. Triple Net framework on boards. Slices cailloutées blue. Light scuffs on the boards. Some wormholes to bites and worm work in the margins of Volume I of the first 20 sheets. Despite these minor defects, fine copy, with excellent and fresh. Protean book devoted to the study of man, deftly mixing and an always pleasant reading stories, dialogues and plays (there is even quoted in full letters from 'Persian Letter'), the history; the book has an encyclopedic ulterior purpose on the nature of man. If the first volume is devoted strictly speaking the philosophy of nature in history, the following volumes away quickly in order to devote himself entirely to the study of man (morality, religion, politics). Volume IV of particular interest is given, its purpose being the study of monsters of nature (man of the woods, fish man, eunuchs ...) bibliographical sources are valuable. These are the last two volumes studying the relationship of man to the religion which immediately sent the book condemned to fire and banish her in perpetuity with confiscation of property. The latter not only the Christian religion alone, but most then known cults of those Veterans and current ones. At the end of the work, a very severe political reflection on religion. It was called the author of "monkey Diderot." In that it uses the same forms to achieve his goal, no doubt, but this is a lot common among philosophers of the eighteenth. The work is highly original, multiple, and if it is open to criticism, it is in its own qualities. 'From the philosophy of nature is to rediscover and rehabilitate. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle et meilleure édition augmentée (en partie originale), illustrée d'un frontispice, de 12 figures non signées, et de 6 vignettes de titre (les pages de titre sont entièrement gravées). Belle impression. L'édition originale de 1770 n'était qu'en 3 Volumes in 12. Reliures en plein veau écaille d'époque. Dos lisse orné avec fleurons et multiples roulettes. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches cailloutées bleues. Légères épidermures sur les plats. Quelques trous de ver aux mors, et un travail de ver en marge du tome I. Malgré ces menus défauts, bel exemplaire, bien relié et bien frais. Livre protéiforme consacré à l'étude de l'homme, mêlant adroitement et dans une lecture toujours plaisante des récits, des dialogues et des pièces de théâtre (on y trouve même citées in extenso des lettres de 'Lettres Persanes'), de l'histoire ; l'ouvrage a un but inavoué encyclopédique sur la nature de l'homme. Si le premier volume est consacré stricto sensu à la philosophie de la nature dans l'histoire, les volumes suivants s'en éloignent vite pour se consacrer entièrement à l'étude de l'homme (morale, religion, politique). On trouvera le volume IV particulièrement intéressant, son objet étant l'étude des monstres de la nature (homme des bois, homme poisson, eunuques...) ; ses sources bibliographiques sont précieuses. Ce sont les deux derniers volumes étudiant le rapport de l'homme à la religion qui firent aussitôt condamner le livre au feu et bannir son auteur à perpétuité avec confiscation de ses biens. Ce dernier ne se contente pas de la seule religion chrétienne, mais de la plupart des cultes connus alors, de ceux des Anciens et de ceux actuels. En fin de l'œuvre, une réflexion politique très sévère sur la religion. On a traité l'auteur de "singe de Diderot". Au sens où il emprunte les mêmes formes pour atteindre son but, sans doute, mais c'est là un lot commun chez les philosophes du XVIIIe. L'œuvre est profondément originale, multiple, et si elle est critiquable, c'est dans ses qualités mêmes. 'De la philosophie de la nature' est à redécouvrir et à réhabiliter.

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        Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden, during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808.London, for John Stockdale (back of title-page: Strahan and Preston), 1813. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 41 etched plates (12 sepia washed views, 1 uncoloured portrait, and 28 aquatint costume-plates) by J.C. Stadler after drawings by the author. Contemporary half cloth.

      - Abbey, Travel 13; Cat. Russica P 1036; Colas 2407; Lipperheide 1346; Tooley, Coloured Plates 383. Second edition of a richly illustrated account of Russia and Scandinavia at the beginning of the 19th century by Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777-1842). Porter, a traveller, diplomat and painter, went to Russia in 1805, but had to leave in 1806 due to an unhappy love affair with a Russian princess. During the next two years he travelled through Scandinavia and other European countries. The present work reflect his experiences, discussing his journey to Russia, life in St Petersburg, the Russian nobility, peasantry and trades class, the Russian Orthodox Church, military events in Europe, the countryside in Finland and Sweden, King Gustavus Vasa of whom he etched a portrait, and more. The illustrations include buildings in St Petersburg and Stockholm, Russian tradesmen and their wives, cossacks, officers, soldiers, peasants, Bashkirs, Kirgizians, Swedish and Finnish peasants and country scenes, and the highly characteristic illustrations of the inside of a Russian postal office and Swedish women doing laundry in an ice-hole in a frozen river.One tear along the fold of one plate. Binding slighly rubbed, hinges tender. A very good copy.

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        Catalogus van een uitmuntend en overheerlyk kabinet konstige schilderyen, tekeningen en prenten, door de beroemste, en voornaamste Nederlandsche, en andere meesters, als meede eenige fraaye beeldwerken en rariteiten. Alles met veel moeite, en kunde byeen verzameld, en nagelaten door wylen den heer Nicolaas Nieuhoff. Het welke alles verkogt zal worden door de makelaars Phillippus van der Schley, Hendrik de Winter, en Jan Yver, op maandag den 14 april 1777. en volgende dagen.Amsterdam, J. Stanhoffius Andriesz., 1777. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece by Reinier Vinkeles. 20th-century half pigskin.

      Eijnden & Willigen III, pp. 390-391; Lugt 2673; STCN (9 copies, incl. 2 incomplete). Auction catalogue of the collection of Nicolaas Nieuhoff (d. 1777), solely known for the present, imposing collection of art, including paintings, drawings and prints from such 17th-century Dutch masters as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van de Velde, Ruysdael, Steen and Van Ostade. The catalogue is divided into four parts, containing 254 lots with paintings, 1145 lots with drawings, 362 lots with prints and 26 lots with sculptures and curiosities. The collection was auctioned in Amsterdam starting 14 April 1777, for a total amount of fl. 88,115, which would be ca. € 816,248 today.First few leaves browned with marginal foxing, somewhat browned in the margins throughout. Otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed leaving wide margins. Binding in very good condition.

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        Kort Afhandling om Oprindelsen til at tage og at give Tiende, samt Rettighed til at kalde Præster efter de Canoniske og i sær efter de Danske og Norske Love.

      1777 1777 - Andet Oplag, forøget med et Tillæg. Kbhvn.: Godiche 1777. Med kobberstukket portræt af forfatteren og en udfoldelig tavle, samt smukke vignetter i kobber og træsnit. Stort ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet i smukt samtidigt halvlæder med rig rygforgyldning. Rent og velholdt eksemplar, der har tilhørt Bolle Willum Luxdorph med hans superexlibris i form af elefanthovede i guld på forpermen og hans egenhændige autograf på fribladet. * Tycho de Hofman, der var genealog, blev under sine ophold i Paris inspireret af den nye franske bogkunst. Første-udgaven af denne titel var således ét af de tidligste danske antikvatryk. Denne anden udgave er trykt med fraktur.Birkelund 97. Bibl. Danica II, 920.

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque Publique fondée par M. Prousteau, professeur en droit dans l'Université d'Orléans; composée en partie des Livres et Manuscrits de M. Henri de Valois, & déposée chez lez RR. PP. Bénédictins...

      1777. A Paris, chez Pierre-Théophile Barois... et a Orléans, chez Jacques-Philippe Jacob... 1777. xlii,402pp. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Table des auteurs. Later hcalf. Marbled boards. With the exlibri of A.N.L. Munby & H.P.K(raus) on the inside front cover. Second, enlarged edition of this catalogue that was first published in 1721. The gift of the Prousteau library founded the library at Orléans. Guillaume Prousteau was a law professor at the university of Orléans. In 1694 he donated his large collection of books to the city of Orléans, and added an annual amount to buy books and to maintain a librarian. He also paid large amounts for the actual construction of the interior of the library. According to Peignot (Répertoire bibliographique universel, page 120), Prousteau was born on 26 May 1626 in Tours and the gift was made in 1694. He states that Prousteau died in 1715, but Neveux & Dacier (Les Richesses de bibliothèques provenciale, I - Paris, 1982) p. 82 cite Prousteau's birth as 1628 and the date of the gift as April 6, 1714. Pages ix-xxx give an account of the history of the library with a short biography of Guillaume Prousteau in which it says that: tout étaint réglé, il fit, le 6 Avril 1714, la donation entre-vifs de la Bibliothèque, pour l'utilité publique. Cette donation fut acceptée par les Bénédictins comme Dépositaires, & par MM. les Officiers Municipaux au nom du Public. On page xvii there are some manuscript annotations in a contemporary hand. The account of the library also contains a list of benefactors: le Roi (who donated 89 vols), M. l'Abbé d'Hautefeuille, (who donated about 40 vols.)., René Lejay de Massuere (who donated his whole collection of books), M. Antoine Vaslin des Breaux (the largest benefactor who not only donated his books but also money to build shelving), M. Étienne Arterié, Médicin & M.Robert-Joseph Pothier. And there is a list of all librarians. The catalogue is divided into the following main categories: theology, law, history, arts & sciences & belles-lettres. Interesting catalogue with extensive notes for many entries.

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        Manuscrit]. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de Loüis, dauphin de France. Mort à Fontainebleau le 20 décembre 1765 âgé de 36 ans. Composé par le P. Griffet, Jésuite et publié par l'abbé Querbeuf.

      1777 ca 1777 - Manuscrit in-4 à 35 lignes par page de (4)-119 pp., demi-vélin, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). En tête du manuscrit, on trouve cette note de l'époque : Nota. Cette copie a été faite sur le manuscrit avant l'impression mise au jour en 1777 : il s'y trouve quelques différences avec l'imprimé. Texte et chapitrage sont donc quasi conformes (moins le Traité de la connoissance des hommes fait par ses ordres en 1758) à la première édition donnée sous ce titre par Tréaudet de Querbeuf. Premier portrait hagiographique du dauphin Louis de France, fils de Louis XV et père de Louis XVI, commandé par la Dauphine au Père jésuite Henri Griffet qui imposa dès lors le mythe du Prince très chrétien, ennemi des Philosophes. Louis Ferdinand de France, né le 4 septembre 1729 au château de Versailles, mort le 20 décembre 1765 au château de Fontainebleau, était l'aîné des fils du roi Louis XV de son épouse Marie Leszczy?ska. Mort sans être couronné, il fut le père de trois rois de France : Louis XVI, Louis XVIII et Charles X. « On a souvent présenté le Dauphin comme le chef d'orchestre des dévots pressant le roi d'intervenir contre les Philosophes, responsables de la décadence morale du royaume. On a également signalé l'influence exercée par son entourage. La question fait problème, car il est tout un mythe historiographique né du vivant même de ce prince et amplifié à la fin de l'Ancien Régime et durant la Restauration. Les thuriféraires jésuites, comme le Père Griffet ou l'abbé Proyart, érigent le Dauphin en défenseur modèle du christianisme, en prince très chrétien qui aurait vainement tenté de s'opposer à un père aux moeurs dissolues, victime de ministres contaminés par les idées nouvelles. Pour les antiphilosophes qui entendront reconstituer l'histoire et montrer que la Révolution s'explique en partie par la décadence morale, née sous le règne de Louis XV, et par la disparition progressive de l'autorité royale, le Dauphin fera figure de héros de l'orthodoxie. Sa mort précoce alimentera, sous la Restauration, les thèses providentialistes des adversaires les plus extrémistes de la Révolution : pour se venger d'un peuple corrompu, Dieu rappelle à lui le seul rempart qui aurait pû empêcher le peuple de France de plonger dans l'abîme. » (Didier Masseau, Les Ennemis des philosophes p. 75). Cartonnage défraîchi. Beau manuscrit XVIIIe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuova ed esatta Carta della America...

      1777. Carta geografica tratta dal raro "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche.." edito a Livorno. Incisione in rame finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. From "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche...". Engraved by Andrea Scacciati. Copperplate with later hand colour, in good condition. Livorno Leghorn 285 355

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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. Lagerfläckar och enstaka småfläckar, fläck i marginalen i tredje flocken s. 92-99 och ett litet brännhål s. 189-190. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med röd resp. grön titel- och deltiteletikett. J. S. Risbergs namnteckning på första titelbladet och J. Carlmarks på försättsbladet. Det sistnämnda med liten hål i nederkant. Warmholtz 9301 (1-2 flocken). Setterwall 5041. 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.

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        Observations sur l'Italie et sur les italiens, donnés en 1764, sous le nom de deux gentilhommes suédois

      New edition after the first 3 volumes published in 1764.Bound in full sheepskin blonde time. Back smooth decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco. Volume number of parts in black sheepskin rubbed. Lack head of Volume 1. Head Hat Volume 4 torn off. Snag with the missing tail jaws of Volume 3. 5 corners bumped. Chez Le Jay à Londres & se trouve à Paris 1777 in-12 (9,5x17cm) 4 volumes reliés

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        Nova Mappa Geographica Sueciae, 1760, Lotter T.C.

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Nova Mappa Geographica Sueciae, 1760, Lotter T.C. Nova Mappa Geographica Sueciae ac Gothiae Regna ut et Finlandiae Ducatum ac Lapponiam Originaltitel: NOVA MAPPA GEOGRAPHICA / SUECIAE / AC GOTHIAE REGNA / ut et Copperengraving, edited by Lotter T.C., anno 1760, original publishers colours, good condition, only little brwonish on margins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Schwermerei. Eine Vorlesung. (Teil 2: Ueber die Schwärmerey).

      Bern, bey der typographischen Gesellschaft. 1775-1777. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 8°. Frontispiz, Titel, 279 (recte 179) S.; Titel, VIII S., 108 S. mit gestochenem Frontispiz und einer gestochenen Titelvignette von Balthasar Anton Dunker im 1. Teil. Interimspappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Goedeke IV/I, 622,115,1a und XII,30,9. - Lonchamp 1992. - Erste Ausgabe. Hier mit dem seltenen zweiten Teil. Kritische Schrift gegen Lavater und seine Anhänger. Leonhard Meister (1741- 1811) war Schüler von Bodmer und Breitinger und gehörte zusammen mit Salomon Gessner und dem Philologen Johann Jakob Hottinger zu den Gegnern der religiösen Schwärmer um Lavater und den Jüngern von Zinzendorfs Erweckungskirche . Meister wurde 1773 Lehrer an der Neugegründeten Kunstschule, wo er die vorliegende Schrift, zum Teil in Anwesendheit von Lavater vortrug. 1777 fiel er wegen seines öffentlichen Engagements für die Demokratie und seine Kontakte zu Isaak Iselin, Jakob Ochs und die Helvetische Gesellschaft in Zürich in Ungnade. Auf Seite 14 äussert sich Meister kritisch zum Erfolg von Goethes "Leiden des jungen Werther". - Der zweite Band auf etwas schwächerem Papier gedruckt. Vereinzelte schwache Stockflecken an den Rändern. Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk "Fehr zum blauem Himmel" (St. Gallen) auf dem Vorsatz.

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        Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Brüder auf den caraibischen [karibischen] Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jau. Herausgegeben von Johann Jakob Bossart. Erster [UND: Zweyter] Theil.

      Barby/ Leipzig Christian Friedrich Laux und Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1777 - EA; 2 Bände; ca 19x12 cm; (16) 444, Seiten (2) 445-1068 mit 3 Karten, 4 Kupfertafeln und 1 Falttabelle; Ledereinbände d. Zt. mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung (Einbände leicht bestoßen und berieben, die Kupfertafeln oben etwas knapp bis fast zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten, die Falttabelle etwas knittrig; sonst guter Zustand) 0,000 gr. Brüdergemeinde; Karibik; Mittelamerika [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Annual Register or a View of the History, Politics and Literature for the Year 1776

      J. Dodsley, London 1777 - First Edition Octavo, some rubbing to original leather boards, missing spine title and some wear although clean inside with little foxing, backstrip a little rubbed in places, corners bumped, head of spine shows piece lost yet a nice copy of the most sought-after single volume of the series. The Annual Register is a British survey of the past year (traditionally focusing on history, politics, and literature). This volume covers the events of the American Revolutionary year, and prints in full (pp. 261¿270) the American Declaration of Independence. Also reviews of three of the best books published that year, including the first volume of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire pps134-148 and 236-241, the first edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations ,p 241-243; translations of letters from M. Voltaire; and an essay against slavery from Abbe Raynal, p168-76; pagination throughout is out of order and cock-eyed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Series of Letters, Addressed to Soame Jenyns, Esq; on Occasion of His View of the Internal Evidence of Christianity

      London: Charles Bathurst, 1777. 1st Edition. Leather Bound. Fair. 274 p. 16 cm. Full leather with raised bands and gold impressing on spine. Front board nearly detached and rear hinge cracked. Corners worn. Book seller's label on front pastedown and pencil notations on endpapers. Thumbprint on title page. Top corner off p. 79. Clean and bright throughout. In 1776 Soame Jenyns (1704-1787) published his "View of the Internal Evidence of the Christian Religion." Though at one period of his life he had affected a kind of deistic scepticism, Jenyns now returned to orthodoxy. There seems no reason to doubt his sincerity, questioned at the time, in defending Christianity on the ground of its total variance with the principles of human reason. The work was praised for its literary merits - but not by Archibald Maclaine, author of these letters, who chose to combat some of Jenyns' more fanciful notions regarding Christianity. Maclaine (1722-1804), born in Ireland, was a minister in The Hague before the French Revolution drove him back to Britain. He published this work just a few months after Gibbon published the first volume of his "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" and Gibbon is mentioned in the text. A second edition came out in 1778. Although this book appears to be complete in one volume, spine is marked as volume 2.

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        Historia Reformationis Ecclesiarum Raeticarum, ex genuinis fontibus et adhuc maximam partem numquam impressis sine partium studio deducta. Tomus Primus. / Tomeus secundus et ultimus: Historia reformationis ecclesiarum raeticarum sine partium studio deducta.nunc primum in lucem. In 2 Bden. / En 2 volumes.

      Curiae Raetorum et Lindaviae, Sumtibus Jacobi Otto MDCCLXXII / MDCCLXXVII. 1772-1777, - in-4to, 32 nicht numm. Bl. + 261 S. (+ 1 weiss) + 658 S. + 11 nicht numm. Bl. (Index, das letzte weiss) / Titelbl. + 4 n.numm. Bl. + 668 S. + 8 n.n. Bl. Index., Stempel verso Titelbl. ?Herzogliche S. Meiningische Bibliothek?, Original Halb-Lederbände, Rotschnitt. Nicht identisch gebunden, jedoch schönes Exemplar. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Eiche des Sylvan.

      - Aquatinta in Braundruck von F.W. Schlotterbeck (1777-1819) nach einer Zeichnung von Hackert, auf Velin. 54:41 cm. Sehr guter Abdruck mit vollem Rand um die Plattenkante. Mit kleineren Restaurierungen im Rand. Literatur: Michels, Katalog der Chalcograph. Gesellschaft Dessau, Nr. 49. Mit Widmung „Dem Herrn Philipp Hackert, Ersten Maler Sr Majestät des Königs Beider Sicilien als ein Zeugnis Ihrer wahren Hochachtung gewidmet von der Chalcographischen Gesellschaft in Dessau 1798.". Eine zeichnerische Vorlage zu diesem Blatt ist bei Nordhoff/Reimer nicht bekannt. J.W. von Goethe erwähnt dieses Blatt in den „Propyläen", Tübingen 1799, Band II, Teil 1, S. 502/03.

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        The Spirit of Athens, Being a Political and Philosophical Investigation of the History of that Republic

      London: J. Robson, 1777. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. First edition. xv,196pp. Contemporary full calf. Spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; simple gilt rules separate the compartments. Red leather lettering label, gilt. Plain endpapers. Old, nearly invisible, repair to the spine; light wear to edges; else a near fine copy. Bookplate. Inscription on the front free endpaper reads: 'The Spirit of Athens / The Gifts of Sir Wm Young Bart / 1777 / Js. Payne' Whether the inscription is in the hand of the author or that of Mr Payne is unknown. ESTC T49760.

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        Document signé (1777) / Académie des Sciences

      - Document signé comme Secrétaire perpétuel de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris, 11 juin 1777, 2 pages in-4. Extrait certifié conforme des registres de l’Académie des Sciences du 22 février 1771, donnant un rapport de Le Roy et Vandermonde sur l’Essay sur quelques questions de mécanique de M. Henry. « Nous avons examiné Mr Vandermonde et moy differens mémoires de Mécanique présentés par Mr Henry professeur de mathématiques sous le titre d’Essay sur sur quelques questions de mécanique, dans cet Essay l’auteur traite 1° de l’effet des courans sur les aubes. 2° de la disposition et des dimensions des différentes parties des pompes aspirantes. 3° de la manière de déterminer la puissance nécéssaire pour vaincre les frottemens occasionnés par un ou plusieurs tours de corde autour d’un cilindre fixe et cela d’une telle hypotèse de frottement qu’il voudra. Comme ces différentes questions ont déjà été examinés par plusieurs savans géomètre, nous n’entreprendrons pas de faire connaître ici en détail la manière dont l’auteur les a résolu ; nous nous contenterons d’observer que Mr Henry a fait voir de l’intelligence dans l’examen de cette question et une connaissance étendue des principes de la mécanique et qu’il mérite à cet égard les éloges de l’académie ( ) À Paris, le onze juin mil sept cent soixante dix sept ./. Le Ms de Condorcet Secrétaire perpétuel de l’académie »

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        Merkwürdigkeiten der Stadt Eisenach und ihres Bezirkes in alphabetischer Ordnung kurz beschrieben.

      Eisenach, Meyer und Sohn 1777 - Kl.8°. 2 Bl.,148 S. OPp.d.Zt. Einband etwas berieben. N.a.T. Mit handschriftl. Anmerkungen auf der letzten Seite. Insgesamt guter Zustand! Carl Wilhelm Schumacher, Professor am Eisenachischen Gymnasio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spirit of Athens, Being a Political and Philosophical Investigation of the History of that Republic

      London: J. Robson, 1777. 8vo. First edition. xv,196pp. Contemporary full calf. Spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; simple gilt rules separate the compartments. Red leather lettering label, gilt. Plain endpapers. Old, nearly invisible, repair to the spine; light wear to edges; else a near fine copy. Bookplate. Inscription on the front free endpaper reads: 'The Spirit of Athens / The Gifts of Sir Wm Young Bart / 1777 / Js. Payne' Whether the inscription is in the hand of the author or that of Mr Payne is unknown. ESTC T49760. Near fine.

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        The Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity Illustrated; Being an Appendix to the Disquisitions Relating to Matter and Spirit. To which is Added an Answer to the Letters on Materialism, and On Hatrtley's Theory of the Mind.

      J. Johnson, 1777. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. iii-xxxiv, (1), 206, (2)p. Rebacked with new endpapers and original spine label laid down. Bound in full calf. With errata. A1 missing. Author's catalogue to the rear. Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) was a theologian and natural philosopher. 'The Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity' is one of the major metaphysical works of 18th-century. It is meant as an appendix to 'Disquisitions Relating to Matter and Spirit', which he had published earlier in the year. "One of the introductory essays to the 'Hartley' announced Priestley's adoption of monism, which he was then obliged to defend in his 'Disquisitions on Matter and Spirit' (1777), followed by his 'Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity' (1777), which supported a type of mechanistic determinism. Together these books started a flood of criticism which Priestley attempted to answer in a 'Free Discussion of the Doctrines of Materialism and Philosophical Necessity' (1778) with his good friend Richard Price. Price was never to understand, nor did the majority of Priestley's contemporaries, that Priestley saw matter as the manifestation of spiritual force and determinism as an active acceptance of causality in the will of God." - ODNB Condition: Very good. A1 missing, presumed half title. Corners bumped. Small pencil inscriptions to the title page. Occasional scattered foxing.

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        Regno di Sardegna

      Cagliari 1777 - Rarissima mappa della regione Sardegna, firmata in basso a destra "Vitt. Boasso del. E sc." Vittorio Boasso, ingegnere topografico, dal 1774 fu direttore del Regio Archivio di Corte del Regno di Sardegna, dove lavorava fin dal 1762. Il 12 gennaio 1787 sarà nominato "direttore delle carte, disegni e rami esistenti nei Reali Archivi" Gli Archivi Topografici - che erano due - oltre alla conservazione delle carte, si occupavano anche "formazione e riduzione di varie mappe". Boasso collaborò con lo Stagnon per la riedizione della carta degli Stati Sabaudi di Borgonio, che verrà stampata e diffusa nel 1772; lavorò, inoltre, alla redazione della carta del Piacentino, incisa poi dallo Stagnon. La mappa documenta una delle prime attestazioni del nome Pan di Zucchero per il faraglione prospiciente la costa di Iglesias, e venne pubblicata nel Calendario generale del Regno di Sardegna, edito a Cagliari nel 1777. Incisione su rame, ampi margini, qualche lieve e sporadica fioritura, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Extremely rare miniature map of Sardinia, published into Calendario generale del Regno di Sardegna, Cagliari, 1777. Signed at bottom right "Vitt. Boasso del. E sc." Vittorio Boasso, topographical engineer, from 1774 was the director of the Royal Archive of the Kingdom of Sardinia, where he worked since 1762. On January 12, 1787 will be named "Director of the maps, drawings and plates existing in the Royal Archives" Boasso collaborated with J. Stagnon for the new edition of the Borgonio's monumental map of the Kingdom of Sardinia, which will be printed and in 1772. Copper etching, some spotting, otherwise in very good condition. Piloni S. 188 Dimensioni 131 163mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round The World Performed in Her Majesty's Ships the RESOLUTION and ADVENTURE, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. In Which is Included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of His Proceedings in The Adventure. 2 Vols

      Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1777 - 2 Volumes. 4to. Frontispiece portrait of Cook, and 61 (of 63) engraved plates and maps. Important copy that belonged to Sir Henry Parkes, one of Australia's founders, many plates are stamped to that effect. First edition of Cook's second voyage on which he was directed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to search for any southern continent. The men of this expedition became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. Handsome half calf with marbled boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kerkelyke Historie van het Psalm-Gezang der Christenen, van de dagen der Apostelen af, tot op onzen Tegenwoordygen Tyd toe. En inzonderheid van onze verbeterde Nederduitsche Psalmberyminge, uit echte Gedenkstukken saamgebragt. Met Kunstplaaten.

      Amsterdam, Wed. Loveringh en Allart 1777/1778 - 2 delen, (XXII) 496, (XI) 519 p. Origineel Perkament, 8° (Vrij zeldzaam werk over de geschiedenis van het zingen van de psalmen. Geïllustreerd met 2 pagina's met notenschrift, waarvan 1 uitvouwbaar, en 1 uitvouwbare gravure, zonder de 10 portretten.)

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        A MILITARY COURSE FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND CONDUCT OF A BATTALION, designed for their Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with Useful Observations and Instructions for their Manner of Attack and Defence.

      London, Printed for the author; and sold by Almon, Piccadilly; Hooper, Ludgate-Street; Richardson and Urquhart, Royal Exchange; and Walter, Spring-Gardens, 1777.. FIRST EDITION 1777 (Dedication dated Sept. 20, 1777), 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, hand coloured engraved frontispiece and 17 hand coloured engraved plates at rear with a total of 20 plans and diagrams, pages: (16), (16 - Subscriber's List + 1 blank leaf), 1-286, (2 - advert), collation; a8, T8, A-S8, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt ruled and decorated spine, recent gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges pale yellow. Tiny chip to leather surface at tail of spine with small neat repair, covers very slightly marked, tiny repair to 2 board corners, small printer's ink smudge on page 168, no loss, tiny ink blot in lower margin of 1 plate, otherwise a very good clean tight copy of the first edition. Not in Spaulding and Karpinski. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten. Nebst beygefügter Probe einer durch die Buchdruckerkunst gesetzten und gedruckten Landcharte

      1777. Double-page hand-colored printed map. 20 pp. Large 4to, orig. decorative engraved upper wrapper bound in modern boards (light foxing). Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1777.First edition of this quite fascinating cartographical work, which includes a specimen of the author's first experiment in map printing. In this work, Breitkopf (1719-94), the eminent printer, type-founder, and bookseller, describes his invention for printing maps with movable type. "He claimed to have been the inventor of map printing by the use of types, or what is known as 'typometry.' William Haas, a type-founder of Basle, appears to have previously published a method somewhat similar, but Breitkopf had been experimenting on the matter for some twelve years previously, and it was only his dissatisfaction with the result obtained that induced him to keep his achievements to himself."-Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81.Nice copy of a book which is oftentimes badly foxed.❧ Bagrow, History of Cartography, p. 219-(with another of Breitkopf's typometrical maps illustrated).

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        Privilegi della sagra religione di San Giovanni gerosolimitano con un indice volgare - Compendio delle materie contenute nel codice del Sacro Militare Ordine Gerosolimitano.

      Nella stamperia del Palazzo di S.A.S., presso fra Giovanni Malta suo stampatore, In Malta, 1777. 2 v. legati in uno (128 p.; IX, [3], 162 p.), 36 cm, mezza pelle zigrinata di metà ottocento. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, più evidenti alla legatura a cui mancano i tasselli al dorso, ex libris nobiliare inciso al contropiatto anteriore. Fregio sul front. Iniziali e fregi incisi. Testo in parte su due colonne. Rara edizione maltese dei privilegi dell'ordine dei Cavalieri di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme (poi detti di Malta o di Rodi) sotto la reggenza del Gran Maestro Emanuel de Rohan, seguiti dal compendio, egualmente impresso a Malta. I Cavalieri Ospitalieri, o Ospedalieri, nati come Cavalieri dell'Ordine dell'Ospedale di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, quindi come Cavalieri di Rodi e, in seguito, come Cavalieri di Malta (oggi Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta) furono, ai loro albori, un ordine ospedaliero benedettino, fondato intorno al 1100 a Gerusalemme in seguito alla prima crociata. Esso divenne presto un ordine religioso cavalleresco cristiano dotato di un proprio statuto e preposto principalmente alla cura e alla difesa dei pellegrini diretti in Terrasanta. In seguito alla perdita dei territori cristiani in Terrasanta, l'Ordine si rifugiò a Rodi, su cui fu estesa la propria sovranità, e successivamente a Malta, con lo stato di vassallo del re di Sicilia.

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        Bref, rörande en resa til Island 1772.

      Uppsala: Magnus Swederus 1777. Med kobberstukket titelblad, 2 udfoldelige kort, 11 plancher (10 udfoldelige), 2 vignetter samt 1 tabel. [24] + 376 + [4] s. Rent og velholdt eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvet titelfelt og rig rygforgyldning. With copperengraved title-page, 2 folded maps, 11 plates of which 10 are folded, 1 table and 2 engraved vignettes. Nice and well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in nice contemporary halfleather with coloured label and richly gilt on spine, 1780. Fiske 608.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Démosthène et d'Eschine, Traduites en françois, avec des remarques sur les Harangues & Plaidoyers de ces deux orateurs, & des Notes critiques & grammaticales? par l'abbé Auger.

      Paris: Lacombe, 1777 - 4 parties reliées en 5 volumes in-8; 500 à 700 pages par volume; carte gravée dépliante de la Grèce par Buache et deux tableaux dépliants hors texte. Reliure d'époque en basane marbrée, dos à nerfs ornés avec pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, gardes marbrées. Accidents à quelques coiffes, autrement en bon état. Première édition des oeuvres complètes du fameux orateur et homme d'état grec, la plus belle faite au XVIIIème siècle selon Quérard (II, 472-3). Brunet II, 590. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia degli imperatori romani da Augusto sino a Costantino del sig. Crevier, professore di retorica nel Collegio di Beauvais tradotta dal francese la quale serve da continuazione

      Francesco Rossi, 1777. Opera incompleta, 9 voll. (18 tomi), m.pelle, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati di rosso, belle tavv. ripiegate all'interno. Ordinari segni del tempo, lieve odore di chiuso. Buone condizioni._ _

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        A Series of Letters, Addressed to Soame Jenyns, Esq; on Occasion of His View of the Internal Evidence of Christianity

      Charles Bathurst, London 1777 - 274 p. 16 cm. Full leather with raised bands and gold impressing on spine. Front board nearly detached and rear hinge cracked. Corners worn. Book seller's label on front pastedown and pencil notations on endpapers. Thumbprint on title page. Top corner off p. 79. Clean and bright throughout. In 1776 Soame Jenyns (1704-1787) published his "View of the Internal Evidence of the Christian Religion." Though at one period of his life he had affected a kind of deistic scepticism, Jenyns now returned to orthodoxy. There seems no reason to doubt his sincerity, questioned at the time, in defending Christianity on the ground of its total variance with the principles of human reason. The work was praised for its literary merits - but not by Archibald Maclaine, author of these letters, who chose to combat some of Jenyns' more fanciful notions regarding Christianity. Maclaine (1722-1804), born in Ireland, was a minister in The Hague before the French Revolution drove him back to Britain. He published this work just a few months after Gibbon published the first volume of his "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" and Gibbon is mentioned in the text. A second edition came out in 1778. Although this book appears to be complete in one volume, spine is marked as volume 2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Printed for R. Cruttwell, for the Author, Bath, England 1777 - Two volumes bound together. Vol. I: xvii, [i] blank, 295 pages of text. Illustrated by six plates, including one fold-out. Vol. II: [iv], 245 pages of text followed by [i] of advertisement. Illustrated by 5 plates, of which three are music. Rebound in dark gray cloth with a brown leather spine label, in almost new condition; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Both title pages and final pages of text are browned, and both title pages have the previous owner's name in the top margin of the title page: Tho.s Potter Augst. 1st, 1777." Several pages with minor corner creases or tiny stains. Rebound by Scott Kellar Bookbinding of Chicago. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Vorstellung des Campements der Kayserl. u. Reichs-Armee zu Bruchsal mit denen Inondationen u. neuen Linien 1735 in denen Gegenden zu Ettlingen bis Langenbruck\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich von G.F. Riecke bei Homann Erben, 1777, 25,5 x 88 cm (von zwei Platten gedruckt). Zeigt sehr detailliert das Gebiet zwischen Ettlingen und Langenbrücken mit Einzeichnung der Truppenstellungen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Landkarten

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        Oeuvres complètes

      First edition of the complete works, established by Rigoley Juvigny. De l'imprimerie de la société typographique Neuchatel 1777 in-8 (12x19,5cm) 515pp. et (4) 570pp. et (4) 426pp. et (4) 483pp. et (4) 440pp. et (2) 446pp. et (2) 429pp. 7 volumes reliés

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        Comte d'Artois]. Voyage de Monseigneur le Comte d'Artois sur les Côtes de Normandie et de Bretagne du 7 May au 9 Juin 1777 retour par Bordeaux.

      1777 ca 1777 - Manuscrit petit in-4 à 20 lignes par page de (1)-62 pp. veau marbré, dos lisse recouvert d'une pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranche rouges (reliure de l'époque). Journal inédit tenu par le secrétaire du comte d'Artois lors de son voyage dans les provinces de l'ouest du royaume au mois de mai 1777. Deux ans plus tôt, le Prince âgé de dix-huit ans assistait au sacre de son frère Louis XVI où il « tenait lieu de duc de Normandie » et fut apanagé par lui du comté du Poitou et des duchés d'Angoulême et de Mercoeur. La seule source imprimée connue relative à ce voyage signée Bourde de la Rogerie, concerne la journée du 11 mai et la venue du Prince au Mont Saint-Michel, épisode qui n'est pas repris par le secrétaire dans sa relation qui consigne dix-sept autres étapes d'une boucle de deux mille kilomètres parcourue en un mois de temps (du 7 mai 1777 au 9 juin suivant) : les Haras (de Normandie), Falaise, Harcourt, Vire, Avranches et Dole, Saint Malo, Dinant et St Brieux, Brest, Quimper, L'Orient, Vannes et La Roche Bernard, Nantes, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Poitiers, Ruffec, Barbesieux et Cubzac, Bordeaux, Montlieu et Ruffec, Les Ormes, Amboise et Chanteloup. C'est le point de vue personnel d'un voyageur embarqué dans la suite princière, à la fois éloigné du ton des relations officielles et du récit royal lui-même, qui menant sa narration aux premières personnes du singulier et du pluriel, décrit chaque entrée solennelle, mais aussi le déroulé des réceptions et la description des lieux sans oublier de donner son sentiment sur les spectacles donnés et les villes traversées : « (p.4) A Falaise le Prince a été reçu au bruit du canon, les habitants avaient élevé un arc de triomphe (?) les rues étaient tapissées de sablées, on avait formé une avenue de grandes branches d'arbres qui faisait assez bien à la descente de notre voiture (p. 18 à Brest) après avoir dîné à la Comédie où on a donné Le Barbier de Séville, le Prince a soupé à Recouvrance chez le vicomte de Laval ». Pièce d'archive conservée dans la famille du conseiller, une note inscrite en tête de manuscrit nous révèle l'identité de son auteur : « Le récit de ce voyage a été fait par mon grand père Flament secrétaire* de Monseigneur le Comte d'Artois parrain de mon père. A. Flament 2 mars 1882* voir l'Almanach royal de Versailles (1781) page 199 ». On trouve en effet à la page indiquée de l'Almanach de Versailles, année 1781 (à ne pas confondre avec l'Almanach royal de la même année) l'inscription M. Flament, Secrétaire de Mgr. Comte d'Artois, chargé de la Partie militaire. Son nom apparaît aussi au titre des Ordonnances rendues pendant le Ministère de M. le Comte de Saint-Germain, avec des décisions, des interprétations et des notes instructives, depuis le 12 décembre 1775 jusqu'au 31 décembre 1778, collection de M. le Cte d'Artois rassemblée par les soins de Flament, son secretaire Militaire (Paris, Nale, 1775-1778). Beau manuscrit XVIIIe en reliure d'époque discrètement restaurée, sur un épisode assez peu renseigné de la jeunesse du comte d'Artois, futur Charles X, dont selon l'historien Bernard Barbiche « la mauvaise gestion de l'apanage n'a fait que renforcer la réputation de légèreté d'un prince évaporé qui incarnait sous son plus mauvais jour l'Ancien Régime finissant ». [Voir : Sandrine Bula, L'Apanage du comte d'Artois (1773-1790) Préface de Bernard Barbiche, 1993]. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Carta topografica del Bergamasco dedicata alli tre Stati generali di questa provincia

      Venezia 1777 - Rarissima carta topografica del territorio bergamasco pubblicata nell'opera "Descrizione topografica, e storica del Bergamasco dedicata alli tre stati generali della provincia medesima" di Vincenzo Formaleoni, pubblicata a Venezia, presso G. B. Costantini, a spese dell'autore, nel 1777. In due volumi, è molto interessante sotto il valore documentario: per ogni comune è riportata la dedicazione della parrocchia, la popolazione, un sintetico riferimento geografico di localizzazione e la distanza dal capoluogo cittadino. Corredavano l'opera due carte topografiche, corrispondenti alle due aree della pianura e della montagna. La carta riporta le suddivisioni amministrative del territorio, in quadre e valli. Incisione su rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, completa dei margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 450 355mm

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        Planisferio Celeste Meridionale Tagliato sull'Equatore

      Venezia 1777 - Coppia di carte rappresentanti le proiezioni celesti degli emisferi settentrionale e meridionale. Ogni carta mostra negli angoli i più famosi osservatori dell'epoca: Greenwich, Parigi, Copenaghen, Cassel, Padova, Pisa, Bologna e Milano. Tratta dall' "Atlante Novissimo" dello Zatta, edito tra il 1776 ed il 1785. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in buone condizioni. Map from "Atlante Novissimo" printed in Venice between 1776 and 1785. The map was issued in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo a monumental 4 volume work and one of the last great decorative atlases. Copperplate, original outline colour, in very good condition. Dimensioni 420 320mm

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