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        Flora Scotica: or A Systematic Arrangement, in the Linnaean Method, of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides

      London: B. White, 1777. xli, [i], 530; [ii], 531-1151, [25], 35 plates (6 folding) + 2 engraved title-pages. Hardback. 2 vols, 8vo, cont. tree calf, gt, new leather title-pieces in matching antique style, marbled endpapers; joints cracked but firm, a couple of corners with minor wear, some chipping to head/foot of spines; some foxing/browning to a few pages in both vols; a few discreet contemporary ink annotations to text. An attractive set. 1st edition. [Henrey 969].

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        Oeuvres

      Chez Clement Plonteux. Mention new edition, considerably increased. Indeed, it has been added to this multi-volume edition, in addition to the figures. llustrée a portrait by Monet frontispiece of Volume I and Figures 4 Meon. Volumes II: 4 figures Meon. Volume III: 10 figures by Monnet. Beautiful illustration, neat and fine. Edition remarkably executed.Full Calf icy blond contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title morocco garnet and volume number in red leather (with wheels). Roulette and tail cap. Triple Net framework on boards. Upper jaw fragile tail of Volume I; This volume also includes a small scratch with tail missing. A lack of a cm ahead of Volume IV. Volume III of the lower jaw split tail (three wormholes along the jaw). A snag with the lack headbox of Volume VI. Hat Volume VII fragile head. A corner waned Volume VII. Despite these shortcomings, nice set to desirable appearance.Although it can not truthfully be described as important literary production Palissot, it was undoubtedly a major figure in the literary life of his time; and the various parts, notes, comments, letters that frame every comedy (the editing is very rich from this point of view) are remarkable for the literary life of the second half of XVIII, including with regard to the famous quarrel philosophers whose Palissot was originally attacking outrageously in his eponymous play (probably poorly designed to dramaturgical point of view, but excellent in his writing, each making mockery fly).Besides theater and poem The Dunciad, the volumes contain literary memoirs (dictionary of characters letters), correspondence with Voltaire (he was protected in his early career), critics of his contemporaries (Freron, Piron Duclos ...). We identify for tastefully criticism from his contemporaries on his own pieces. Palissot was probably an upstart, with incredible for controversy and ridicule talent, and as much for flattery; this edition of his work retains the greatest interest in the world of letters of the second half of the eighteenth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Clement Plonteux A Liège 1777 7 tomes en 7 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm) relié

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        The Original Astronomical Observations made in the course of a Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure...

      London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan; and sold by J. Nourse. J. Mount and T. Page. Booksellers to the said Board, 1777. Quarto, with a double-page plate, two folding plates and a folding map; attractively bound in full calf, spine ornately gilt to a period design. Very rare: 'the true appendix to Cook' (Beaglehole), this publishes the official astronomical results of Cook's second voyage. Probably produced in relatively small numbers because of its scientific nature, the book is 'as important as it is rare... I have not noted a copy offered for sale in recent years and should a copy become available it would certainly arouse great competition between collectors' (Davidson). As the introduction makes clear, the work was commissioned by the Board of Longitude, who undertook to send two representatives on Cook's second voyage, to accurately record their observations and, in the process, to test some recent innovations such as Shelton's astronomical clock and the two chronometers by Larcum Kendall and John Arnold, made on the principles of John Harrison. The work includes a fine double-page engraving of meteorological phenomena after the expedition's official artist, William Hodges. The text was edited by Wales because Bayly had already departed on the third voyage in the Discovery in 1776. As a publication resulting from Cook's second voyage, this is significant for the history of discovery in the Antarctic: as Rosove notes, 'Its particular interest lies in its first-ever measurements from the far south (including south of the Antarctic Circle), its connection with the rapidly evolving science of longitude determination and its association with James Cook... '.The long introduction is by Wales and in it he attacks Dalrymple and the other proponents of the Great Southern Continent theory - 'the notion which some persons have got concerning the necessity of a counterpoise, is so very unphilosophical, that I am much surprised how so many ingenious gentlemen have happened to adopt it'. Wales's own experiences on the voyage are said to have partially inspired Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Provenance: Commander Ingleton, with his bookplate and shelfmark. A very good copy in a handsome modern binding.

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         Détails historiques et véritables des manoeuvres abominables et des crimes atroces commis... par Antoine-François Desrues ci-devant Marchand épicier, rue Saint-Victor, envers la dame Marie-Françoise Perrier, épouse du sieur Pierre-Etienne de Saint-Faust de Lamotte... et envers le sieur de Lamotte, son fils.

      Paris, imp. de Cailleau, 1777, plaq. in 4°, de 8pp., - suivies d'une Série des 9 gravures montrant les crimes et le supplice de Desrues imprimées en 1777 par Cailleau (format 16 x 24 cm), le tout en 1 vol. demi-percal. brune XIXe, p. de t. rouge. Très rare factum publié par Cailleau contre le criminel Desrues. Il est suivi ici d'une série de 9 gravures rares qui figurent à la suite de certains exemplaires de la "Vie privée et criminelle d'Antoine-François Desrues" rédigé et publié par le même Cailleau en 1777. L'épicier Desrues s'était enrichi d'escroqueries et empoisonna la femme et le fils de son créancier. Il fut roué vif en 1777 en place de Grève, son corps fut brûlé et les cendres dispersées. La littérature populaire s'empara très vite du cas pour en faire le prototype de l'assassin fourbe et méchant, ceci d'autant plus qu'il aurait été hermaphrodite. L'affaire causa un grand trouble dans la population, car le petit peuple voyait en lui un simple martyr, ce qui conduisit les autorités à faire diffuser des textes et images pour convaincre le public de sa culpabilité. Cailleau semble avoir été l'homme de cette propagande. Les gravures sont toutefois très rares. ¶ Le cat. CCFR ne signale qu'un exemplaire de la "Vie de Desrues" avec la suite des 9 gravures (don Pierre Bérès. BNF) - Le Factum est tout aussi rare, 1 seul ex. au Cat. CCFR (BNF)

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        Les Contes et Poésies diverses de M. de Voltaire.

      La Haye, Gosse, 1777. ____ Première édition sous ce titre. Elle contient certaines des pièces en vers qui composent les "Contes de Guillaume Vadé", suivies d'autres pièces comme "La mule du Pape", "Le dimanche ou les filles de Minée", "La défense du mondain, ou l'apologie du luxe", "La vanité", "La bégueule conte moral", "Les chevaux et les ânes, ou Étrennes aux sots", etc.. Bengesco 665. Très bel exemplaire en maroquin de l'époque. *****. In-18. [163 x 95 mm] Collation : portrait, 316 pp. Maroquin rouge, dos orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        La marine des anciens peuples, expliquée et considérée par rapport aux lumières qu'on en peut tirer pour perfectionner la Marine moderne. Avec des figures représentant les vaisseaux de guerre de ces peuples.

      Paris, Nyon, Stoupe, 1777. ____ Première édition. Elle est illustrée par 6 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Comme l'indique le titre, l'auteur veut apporter des idées au perfectionnement de la marine de son temps. Petit manque de papier dans la marge d'un feuillet sans atteinte au texte. Manque à la coiffe, sinon bon exemplaire. Provenance : "Audouin Dollfus, astronome" (ex-libris gravé) qui découvrit Janus, une lune de Saturne. Fils de l'aéronaute Charles Dollfus, il est détenteur de plusieurs records mondiaux en ballon, dont le premier vol stratosphérique en France. *****. In-8. [200 x 128 mm] Collation : XXXV, (1), 224 pp., 6 planches h.-t. Demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A Voyage round the World, in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4, and 5.

      London: B. White [etc.], 1777. Two volumes, quarto, with a large folding map; in contemporary diced russia leather, gilt borders to sides. First edition of the alternative account of Cook's second voyage, published some six weeks before the official version. Although the Forsters had to rush to complete the work, it is 'an important work and a necessary supplement to the official account' (Davidson).Johann Forster and his son Georg had sailed together on Cook's second voyage after Banks and his associates withdrew. Initially given the task of preparing the official account, the Forsters' fractious relationship with the Admiralty soon became impossible, and Johann Forster was dismissed from taking any part in the official publications. Thus denied, the Forsters set to work to forestall the official version with their own account, taking advantage of the loophole that only Johann had any legal agreement with the Admiralty: the account appeared in Georg's name.The publication was the source of great rancour, which was only enflamed when the astronomer, Wales, roundly accused Georg of being author in name only, the real author being solely his father. This is palpably untrue and, as Georg states in his preface, he did indeed write the account in consultation with his father's journal. Whatever the case, it effectively signalled the end of the Forsters' chances in England, and by mid-1780 both had returned to Germany.The split between Cook and the Forsters has scarcely been repaired even now. Sir Maurice Holmes' comment on the work is arch, and Beaglehole was never keen to promote the role of the Forsters. However, recent work by Michael Hoare and Nigel Erskine has seen the importance of the Forsters' contribution to Cook's voyage reappraised in a more positive light. The map slightly spotted and some light spotting at beginning and end of first volume; rebacked, a very good copy.

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        Journal du second voyage du Capitaine Cook, sur les Vaisseaux la Résolution & l'Aventure; Entrepris par ordre de S.M. Britannique, dans les années 1774 & 1775...

      Paris: Pissot & Nyon, 1777. Octavo, with a folding engraved map at the end; a fine copy in contemporary French marbled calf, spine gilt. The first French edition of the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, translated by De Fréville from the 1775 London printing. This is also the first French account of the Antarctic. It includes an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast.Marra's was the first substantial account of the voyage to appear in print, and was published anonymously to circumvent Admiralty regulations against the use of shipboard journals for personal profit by members of the expedition. An audience eager for news of these famous adventures meant that publishers were anxious to bring out narratives as soon as possible after the return of the voyagers, in continental Europe as well as England.Inscribed "malesherbes" with a shelfmark at head of front flyleaf, so probably from the library of Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, royalist, politician and botanist, executed in 1793, who has been described as "one of the sweetest characters of the 18th century" Label renewed.

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        La paysanne pervertie, ou les moeurs des grandes villes : Mémoires de Jeanette R*** ; recueillis de ses lettres & de celles des personnes qui ont eu part aux principaux événements de sa vie

      original, unusual Edition.Bound in full marbled contemporary sheepskin. back smooth decorated. as exhibits in Havana morocco, and volume number in black leather. Lack tail of Volume III. 3 corners bumped. Rubbed together. Chez J. F. Bastien A Londreset se trouve à Paris 1777 xvj, 240pp. et (4) 301pp. et (4) 336pp. et (4) 399pp. relié

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        Nouvelles expériences sur la résistance des fluides.

      Paris, Jombert, 1777. ____ Première édition. "These towing tank experiments were preceded only by those of Benjamin Franklin. In the present work, Bossut reports on the experiments on the resistance of bodies in connection with inland navigation, which were conducted in 1775 by d'Alembert, Condorcet and himself at the request of the government. Using a towing tank constructed under Bossut's supervision, it was determined that the resistance increases as the relative area of the canal diminishes. The text describes the preparations for the experiments and supplies numerous tables of the result." Biblio. mechanica 9. Coins et coupes frottés, quelques taches sur les plats, assez bon exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : (4), 232 pp., 5 planches h.-t. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Nouvelles Expériences sur la Résistance des Fluides.

      Paris: Claude-Antoine Jombert, 1777. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (202 x 130 mm). [4], 232 pp., 5 folding engraved plates bound at the end. Contemporary French calf, spine with 5 raised bands gilt in compartments (rebacked, preserving original morocco label, cormers restored, wear to boards and extremities), cut edges red-dyed, marbled endpapers. Provenance: Bachelier, Libraire pour la Marine (bookplate to front pastedown, dated 1814). Internally only little browned, minor spotting in places. Very good copy with ample margins. ----Roller-G. I, 146; Roberts and Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 9; Rouse, Historic Writings on Hydraulics, 136; DSB II, p. 335. First edition of an account of towing tank experiments on the resistance of bodies of various sizes in connection with inland navigation. "Bossut was one of a very few whom d'Alembert took as students ... in 1775 he participated with d'Alembert and Condorcet in a well-known series of experiments on fluid resistance ... Bossut is one of the important figures in the history of physics and engineering education" (DSB II, p. 335). "These towing tank experiments were preceded only by those of Benamin Franklin... In the present work, Bossut reports on the experiments on the resistance of bodies in connection with inland navigation, which were conducted in 1775 by d'Alembert, Condorcet, and himself at the request of the government. Using a towing tank constructed under Bossut's supervision, it was determined that the resistance inceases as the relative area of the canal diminishes. The text describes the preparations for the experiments and supplies numerous tables of the result." (Roberts & Trent, p. 9). Very Good.

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        Manuscript report book recording British imports of linen, hemp, flax, tallow and iron, principally from the Russian ports of St. Petersburg and Archangel.

      1777 The entries, written on 38 pages, are dated July 1 - December 20, 1777. In total there are 38 leaves, with pages left blank at end. The left hand pages record dates, quantities of each goods, number of deals, and embarkation port. On the right, the ship and master's name is noted, and to whom the goods are consigned. In v.g. clean condition in original marbled stiff paper wrappers, with hand written paper label 'Report Book' on upper cover, an original sheet of blotting paper inserted; sl. 'nibbling' to lower edge of front cover & first 7 leaves. 18.5 x 12cm.'The history of the Russia Company begins in 1553, when a group of Londoners, said to number 240, financed an expedition to discover the north-east passage to Cathay. The voyage failed in its original purpose, for the crews of two of the three ships froze to death during the northern winter. However the third ship, the Edward Bonaventure

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        De la philosophie de la nature ou traité de morale pour le genre humain tiré de la philosophie et fondé sur la nature. Troisième édition et la seule conforme au manuscrit original

      S.n.. 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! S.n. A 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

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        Specimen Zoologiae Geographicae, Quadrupedum domicilia et migrationis sistens...

      Leiden: Theodor Haak, 1777. Quarto, with a large folding map (500 x 695 mm.) in a very good impression; an excellent unsophisticated copy, large and uncut with wide margins, blue paper wrappers. Rare: the first book to attempt a description of the worldwide distribution of mammals, with the information summarized in a large folding world map, one of the first maps to include Captain Cook's 1770 discoveries on the east coast of Australia. The fine accompanying world map renders the east coast of Australia, and lists the Kangaroo and several species of Australian wild dog. Designed by Zimmermann himself and prepared by the German naturalist August Wilhelm Knoch (1742-1818), this was the first map to show animal distribution (Robinson, Early Thematic Mapping in the History of Cartography).This remarkable work is an early and extensive survey of the worldwide geographical distribution of domestic and migratory quadrupeds. Zimmermann concluded that land-masses were differently distributed in prehistoric times, making this the first in a long line of publications that led to the theory of continental drift; some of his conclusions influenced Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell. Importantly, the details of animal habits in Australia, the South Pacific and New Zealand derive from the great voyages, from Quiros to Cook, making this study an example - along with the various publications of the Forsters on the Cook voyages - of the earliest application of Pacific discoveries to general scientific research.Zimmermann, geographer and zoologist, was best known as a teacher and as the patron of the mathematician Gauss. He published a number of monographs on mammals, including several published in the nineteenth century specifically on American animals. A few marks, but in good original condition, uncut and unpressed.

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         Les passions du jeune Werther ouvrage traduit de l'allemand de M. Goethe, par M. Aubry.

      à Manheim, & se trouve à Paris, chez Pissot, 1777, in 8°, de XXXIX-220pp., pl. veau porphyre époque, dos orné, encadrement d'un triple filet doré sur les plats, tr. marbrées. (ex-libris imprimé A.B.L. Grimod de La Reynière, 1777), qq. très rares rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire. Rare première édition de la traduction de J. Ph. Aubry, celle qui fit référence au 18e siècle. Elle a également été attribuée à tort au comte Friedrich W. K. von Schmettau qui n'aurait donné que des conseils à Aubry, d'après la lettre imprimée à la suite de l'édition Didot de 1797. Les traductions de Seckendorff et de Deyverdun parues en 1776 n'eurent pas le succès de celle d'Aubry. Les "Souffrances du jeune Werther", premier roman de Goethe, connut un succès incroyable dès sa sortie, apportant ainsi du jour au lendemain une notoriété considérable dans toute l'Europe à son auteur. Cela déclencha ce qu'on appela alors la « fièvre werthérienne ». Mme de Staël écrira que "Werther a causé plus de suicides que la plus belle femme du monde...". Goethe lui-même déclara "L'effet de ce petit livre fut grand, monstrueux même... parce qu'il est arrivé au bon moment, mais... le suicide n'est en aucun cas une solution défendue par le livre" ¶ Quérard Fr. litt. III. 395 - Martin & Mylne 77.41.

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        Elucidations Respecting The Common and Statute Law of Scotland

      Printed for William Creech; and sold . . . by T. Cadell. First edition of the last major legal work of Lord Kames, leading figure of the Scots Enlightenment and influential upon David Hume, James Boswell, and Adam Smith, seeking "to advocate rational principle in opposition to practice"; with the halftitle. Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly rubbed, else a very good, even pretty copy. Printed for William Creech; and sold . . . by T. Cadell, London, 1777.

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        Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Book the first [all published]. Translated into English with a Commentary by Robert Thorp, M.A.

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1777. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (305 x 245 mm). lviii, [2], 360 pp., including list of subscribers, errata leaf and 22 folding engraved plates. Mid 20th century brown half morocco over cloth, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in compartments (little rubbing to extremities, spine ends split at joints. Leaves untrimmed and unpressed. Text generally crisp and clean, occasional minor foxing (half-title and some plates stronger), little edge-fraying and dust soiling at outer margins of some leaves. Provenance: Thorp Family*, pasted paper slip with signature "Robert A. Thorp, 1827, CCC " and signature "R. J. Thorp" dated 1904 on free endpaper; John Ebdon**, signed and dated "John Ebdon, 1800" on half-title.-----Grey 28, Wallis 28; Cohen, Introduction to Newton's "Principia" reprint, London, Dawson, 1969; not in Babson. FIRST EDITION of the SECOND ENGLISH translation of Newton's Principia. Although based on Motte's edition of 1729, Thorp's translation is considered by Cohen to be 'notably improved and amended.' This work is rare in the market. Only three copies are recorded at auction in the past 40 years. *Robert Thorp (1736-1812), Church of England clergyman, later Arch Deacon of Durham and co founder of Durham University. **Rev. John Ebdon, curate of Trimdon, "a man of extensive literary aquirements both as a mathematician and divine" (Gentleman's Magazine, 1817). Very Good.

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        Tractatus de morbis cutaneis.

      Paris: P. Guillaume Cavelier, 1777. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (247 x 190 mm). [2], xvi, 704, [4] pp. Title-page with vignette, errata and privilege leaf bound at end. Contemporary tree calf gilt (some portions stained green), gilt spine with red morocco lettering pieces (upper joint cracked, extremities rubbed, corners bumped), marbled endpapers and text block edges. Internally only little age-toned, minor spotting in places. Provenance: M. Mitivié, Hospices Civils de Paris (prize binding with gilt-lettered lettering piece which reads: 'Hospices Civils de Paris Annee 1817 prix / M. Mitivie'); Haskell F. Norman (bookplate to front pastedown). ----Norman 1392 (this copy); Garrison-Morton 3983; Waller 6020; Wellcome III, p. 547; Crissey & Parrish, pp. 12-15. - FIRST EDITION OF "THE FIRST MODERN TEXT ON DERMATOLOGY, and the last major work on dermatology to be published in Latin" (Norman). Lorry "attempted a classification of skin diseases based upon physiological, pathological, and etiological similarities" (Norman). "The spirit and general recommendations of the master's magnificient effort, especially in matters of management, the emphasis on the importance of diet and nutrition, and so forth, exerted a powerful influence on the dermatology of France and to a lesser extent of England for many decades to come" (Crissey & Parrish). Very Good.

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        Virtue in humble life: containing reflections on relative duties, particularly those of masters and servants ... Various anecdotes of the living and the dead: in two hundred and nine conversations, between a father and his daughter, amidst rural scenes ... with a manual of devotion.

      This is the second edition of => father-daughter dialogues intended to strengthen => servants' morals by myriad examples and advice; it was first published as an octavo series in 1774, using much the same content as Hanway's earlier Farmer's Advice to his Daughter (1770). The author (1712-86) was a merchant and philanthropist known not only for his charity, but also for regularly sporting both a sword and an umbrella at a time when neither was fashionable, and for tipping attractive female servants especially well. (He was a prolific author, too.)Chapters include conversations between daughter Mary and her father on the utmost importance of prayer, sacraments, and charity; the "reciprocal duties of masters and servants"; the "necessity of subordination"; and "caution to female domestics against dancing-meetings," among many, many other topics large and small. The text is handsomely printed double-column in roman and italic, with => two finely engraved frontispieces signed by E. Edwards and J. Hall, one at the beginning of each volume: the first of a father and daughter sitting beneath a tree; the second of Hanway seated on a rock, contemplating a book and skull beneath the motto "Never Despair" -- the author's own, which he adopted after a particularly grueling merchant voyage for the Russia Company in 1743. Each volume also has its own title-page, the Manual of Devotion, Consisting of Prayers, Psalms, Hymns, and Lessons that appears between the two having its own as well.

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        Rona, A Poem in Seven Books illustrated with a Correct Map of the Hebrides and Elegant Engravings.

      London. J. Murray. 1777. First edition. 7 engraved plates and folding map, Dedication and Introduction (i-xviii) 219 pp, plus 1pp adverts for other Murray books, approximately 11 x 9 inches, leather covered boards (hardbound). Front cover, front free endpaper, title page and first engraving all detatched. Contemporary leather binding is in poor condition, with abrasion to leather, corners bumped, spine chipped and cracked. One inch repaired tear to map where it is attached; contents clean and bright. Engravings by James Caldwall after William Hamilton. Large folding map of the Hebrides (dated 1776) by M. J. Armstrong. A verse tragedy in rhyming iambic pentameter lines that unfolds in seven chapters, each prefaced by the Argument. The tale told is that of the misanthrope Basilius who spurns mankind, retreating with his young daughter Cleora to Rona, a remote island in the Hebrides whose inhabitants are unacquainted with the wider world. Years pass; Cleora and a shepherd of Rona, Philemon, fall in love with the blessing of Basilius. Tragedy comes with intruders from the outside world and, by the poem's end, Basilius, his daughter and her lover are dead.

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        CARTA TOPOGRAFICA DELLO STATO DI MILANO SECONDO LA MISURA CENSUARIA 1777.

      1777. Carta murale dello Stato di Milano in quattro fogli montata su tela. L'origine di questo lavoro cartografico risale al 1773, quando il principe von Kaunitz, Cancelliere di Stato a Vienna, cui, ai tempi, afferiva personalmente anche il Dipartimento d'Italia, decise che anche la Lombardia Austriaca, al pari di altre parti dell'Impero, meritasse una raffigurazione geografica costruita su rilievi astronomici ed esatte misurazioni. Siccome il costo della realizzazione del lavoro non veniva sostenuto dal governo centrale, bensì dalle esigue finanze lombarde si pensò di utilizzare i recenti rilievi censuari e affidare il lavoro a dei valenti incisori, Galeazzi per gli ornamenti e Ramis per la parte geografica. L'opera non piacque al Cancelliere von Kaunitz, il quale espresse tutto il suo dissenso in una lettera indirizzata al conte Firmian, al tempo Governatore di Milano. Questa carta è una testimonianza di particolare importanza per la storia della raffigurazione cartografica della Lombardia ed in particolare dello Stato di Milano in quanto segna un punto di passaggio tra il vecchio modo di concepire la cartografia, che proprio in quegli anni stava mutando, ed una cartografia più attenta e misurata. In alto a destra un opulento cartiglio sormontato dall'aquila austriaca porta iscritto al suo interno il titolo della carta. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra sono raffigurate alcune figure allegoriche con riferimento alle acque, assai abbondanti (si vedano laghi e fiumi), ed alla ricchezza del territorio e sempre con riferimento al territorio, forse, la rappresentazione del lavoro nei campi potrebbe essere intesa come omaggio alla laboriosità delle genti. In basso al centro l'indicazione della scala grafica, "Scala di Miglia Sei d'Italia". L'esemplare presenta una leggera coloritura coeva e un evidente restauro che non compromette la fruibilità della carta che gode di un generale ottimo stato di conservazione.Bibliografia: Donati, "Giovanni Brenna Cartografo di Lombardia"

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        La Crimee, la Nouvelle Russie, Les Tartares Nugay et d\' Oczakow, les Zaporoviens, et partie de la Circassie. (Krim, Qirim, Tauris, Krimkrise, Ukraine, Russland…)

      Veniice, Venedig, (Remondini ?), 1777. Leicht koloriert, coloured. Ca. 43,5 x 56,0 cm. Diese fast sehr gut erhalten Karte der Krim und \"Umgebung\", die wohl aus dem \"Atlas universei, dresse…\" stammt, trägt die Nr. 57 (oben rechts) und hat eine kaum sichtbare Mittelfalte, sie ist ausgesprochen frisch. Siehe Fotos. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Essai sur les maladies des artisans, traduit du latin de Ramazzini, avec des notes et des additions par M. de Fourcroy.

      Paris, Moutard, 1777 - Paris, Moutard, 1777 ; 1 vol. in-12 (16.5 x 10 cm), LXXVI, 576 pp., plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, coiffes arasées, un mors fendu en queue, cuir un peu sec et parfois craquelé, quelques rousseurs, quelques feuillets légèrement brunis, petite mouillure marginale à certains feuillets, dans l'ensemble en assez bon état. Première édition française de l'ouvrage majeur de Ramazzini, assez rare et d'autant plus importante que la traduction est considérablement augmentée, avec une introduction et de longues notes (en fin de chapitres) de Fourcroy. Elle contient ainsi en quelque sorte deux ouvrages : celui du médecin italien et les commentaires de l'illustre traducteur français parfois presque aussi longs que le texte original. Il s'agit d'un ouvrage essentiel dans l'histoire de la médecine du travail et la médecine environnementale. Bernardino Ramazzini (1633-1714), docteur en philosophie et docteur en médecine, fut professeur à l'Université de Modène, puis à celle de Padoue ; il était très érudit et avait une grande réputation. Son ouvrage, paru en 1700 sous le titre De morbis artificum diatriba, est l'un des grands livres de l'histoire médicale, marquant la naissance de l'hygiène industrielle et de la médecine du travail. Ramazzini étudie pour la première fois l'influence du travail sur la genèse de certaines maladies. Cet ouvrage est basé sur des observations nombreuses, variées et minutieuses, faites "dans les boutiques et les ateliers, seule école où l'on peut s'instruire". Ramazzini rattache les maladies des travailleurs à deux causes principales, celles liées à l'environnement, en particulier aux substances auxquelles ils sont exposées et celles liées aux situations et mouvements du corps engendrés par le travail. Plus de cinquante professions sont analysées en détail, avec leurs pathologies et la prévention correspondante. Antoine François Fourcroy (1755-1809), alors étudiant en médecine âgé de 22 ans, exécuta cette première traduction à la demande de la Société royale de médecine. Il deviendra un illustre chimiste, professeur de chimie au Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, à la Faculté de Médecine et à l'Ecole Polytechnique, et membre de l'Institut. Fourcroy corrige certaines erreurs et surtout complète l'ouvrage de Ramazzini d'après les découvertes et observations faites depuis le début du siècle. Il en tire des préceptes judicieux. Ce premier ouvrage de Fourcroy témoigne déjà d'une grande érudition et de grandes qualités scientifiques. Références : pour l'édition originale : Printing and the Mind of Man, 170 ; One hundred books famous in medicine, 38 ; Garrison & Morton, 2121 & 4478.101 ; pour cette édition française : Teleky L : History of factory and mine hygiene, pp. 13-14 : "Of the publications which dealt with illnesses in all trades and occupations and were more or less based on Ramazzini's work, the first in chronological order is A.F. de Fourcroy's Essai sur les maladies des artisans. In his additions to Ramazzini, Fourcroy gave some extensive rules for industrial hygiene."; Richet G : Ramazzini, clé de la formation clinique du décret Fourcroy en 1794, Histoire des Sciences médicales, 2005, XXXIX, 203-212 : "Les notes de Fourcroy doublent presque le volume du texte original. Si elles relèvent plagiats et erreurs, elles complètent surtout la trame originale par des données établies depuis la deuxième édition en 1713. Citons certains ajouts. Fourcroy sépare les coups de poussière des gaz menaçant les mineurs en ceux qui explosent, le grisou sans doute, et la moffette qui paraît avoir un grand rapport avec l'air fixe (C02). D'autres asphyxies par le gaz carbonique sont envisagées, au cours de la vinification ou de diverses circonstances, les tout récents travaux de Lavoisier sur l'air fixe étant rappelés. Chez les doreurs et les miroitiers, il s'étend sur l'intoxication aiguë ou chronique par le mercure." © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2016. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire politique des grandes querelles entre l'Empereur Charles V, et François I, Roi de France. Avec une introduction contenant l'état de la Milice & la description de l'art de la guerre, avant & sous le règne de ces deux Monarques.

      1777 - Les expéditions italiennes des rois de France Charles VIII, Louis XII et François I, somptueusement reliées à l'époque pour Jean-Charles-Pierre Le Noir, Lieutenant-général de Police et garde de la bibliothèque du Roi. Paris, au Jardin du Palais Royal, 1777.Deux tomes en 2 volumes in-8 de : I/ (2) ff., 358 pp., 2 planches à pleine page ; II/ (2) ff., 417 pp., (3) pp., 3 planches à pleine page. Reliés en plein maroquin rouge de l'époque, triple filet doré encadrant les plats avec fleurons d'angle, grandes armoiries au centre des plats, dos lisses ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, filet doré sur les coupes, roulette intérieure dorée, tranches dorées. Reliure de l'époque. 195 x 123 mm. / The Italian expeditions of the kings of France Charles VIII, Louis XII and François I, sumptuously bound at the time for Jean-Charles-Pierre Le Noir, Police Lieutenant general and guard of the King's Library. Paris, au Jardin du Palais Royal, 1777.Two parts bound in 2 8vo volumes [195 x 123 mm] of: I/ (2) ll., 358 pp., 2 full-page plates; II/ (2) ll., 417 pp., (3) pp., 3 full page plates. Bound in full contemporary red morocco, triple gilt fillet on the covers with corner fleurons, large coat of arms at the center of the covers, flat spines decorated, green morocco lettering pieces, inner gilt border, gilt edges. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Remembrancer 1777

      Almon, 1777 A very good edition of the 1777 Remembrancer, a highly accurate contemporary record of events in the American Revolution from the British perspective. Includes early versions of constitutions adopted by the newly formed states in the United States. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Flora Scotica A Systematic Arrangement in the Linnaean Method of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides

      London: B White, 1777 Full leather, Replacement spines, raised bands, gilt tooling and titles. Vol 1. xli, 530pp.. Vol 2. 531-.1151pp + 24pp indices, 35 b/w plates (6 folding). Unobtrusive blind embossed library stamp to plates. Some offsetting, foxing/browning to a few pages in both vols. Pages 1089 to 1106 of appendix heavily spotted but not affecting text. Boards extremities rubbed, corners bumped. Overall a good + copy. Thomas Pennant contributed an account on Scottish fauna pages 1-66, illus by Moses Griffith.

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        Abrégé de l'art des accouchements, dans lequel on donne les préceptes nécessaires pour le mettre heureusement en pratique, et auquel on a joint plusieurs observations intéressantes sur des cas singuliers

      portrait-frontispice, XVI-208 Paris, Debure, 1777, in-8, portrait-frontispice, XVI-208 pp, 26 pl, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, Troisième édition illustrée, la première du texte fut publiée en 1759, la première avec les gravures en couleurs en 1769. Cet ouvrage connut un énorme succès de librairie et fut très souvent réimprimé par ordre du roi Louis XV, qui visait, alors, une politique nataliste : son but étant, certes, de protéger les mères en difficulté au moment de leur accouchement, mais surtout de permettre le repeuplement du royaume. A cet effet, il délégua Madame Du Coudray dans tout le royaume pour mettre en place des cours destinés aux élèves sages-femmes de la campagne et à toutes les personnes qui voulaient s'occuper de cet art. Elle inventa pour ce faire une machine, "une femme artificielle" qui lui permettait de démontrer la pratique de l'accouchement et de prévenir les accidents. Pour compléter son cours, l'ouvrage de Marguerite Du Coudray fut imprimé dans différentes villes de province et distribué ou vendu aux élèves. Ouvrage orné d'un portrait de la célèbre sage-femme en frontispice et accompagné de 26 planches en taille-douce gravées en couleurs par Jean Robert d'après Chapparre. La première planche est en 2 couleurs (jaune et noir), la deuxième en 4 couleurs (jaune, noir, rouge et bleu, le bleu de cette figure a été peint à la main) ; les autres planches sont en 3 couleurs (jaune, noir et rouge). Élève de Le Blon, Jean Robert fut l'un des premiers, à la suite de son maître, à tenter de mettre au point un procédé d'impression en trichromie, grâce au procédé de recomposition des couleurs inspiré par la théorie de Newton. Reliure fatiguée, traces de restauration ancienne aux coins et aux mors. Quelques rousseurs et des auréoles intérieures claires, salissure sur la planche II.

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        Anatomisch-Chirurgische Abhandlung über die Hermaphroditen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Straßburg, König 1777. Mit 6 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 2 Bll., 116 S. Karton d. Zt. 4°. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Hirsch-H. I, 205; Wellcome II, 58 (nur engl. Übers.); Libr. of the Karolinska Inst. 128f.: \"Arnaud de Ronsil, a French surgeon of good reputation, is especially known for his operations of hernia. Already in 1750 he published a dissertation of hermaphrodites of 58 pages. The above work is considerably enlarged with an account of the defence of Anne Grandjean, also known by the name of Johann Baptist Grandjean, a case regarding a hermaphrodite which was discussed not only in Paris but all over Europe. This German edition was translated from the first volume of the author\'s memoires de chirurgie. And is illustrated with 12 figures on six folding plates. Even if fanciful illustrations of hermaphrodites had occured several times in books and prints, the figures in Arnaud\'s work and the two copperplates by Moreau le Jeune seem to be the earliest depictions in printed form of this phenomena drawn d\'après nature.\" - Einband mit Altersspuren, sonst recht gutes Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Analysis of the Game of Chess; A New Edition Greatly Enlarged. (1777)

      P Elmsley, London 1777 - [ii], 306pp, [vi]. Some hand-written ink notes in an eighteenth century hand. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Modern rebind with new eps. Slight foxing [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Isles Britanniques qui contiennent les Royaumes d Angleterre, Escosse, et Irlande.

      Artist: Elwe Jan Barend ( - 1815 ) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: 1792 1777 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 47 x 59 - description: Map shows total Great Britain, inset map shows Orkney and Shettland Islands, - Vita of the artist: Jan Barend Elwe reissued maps by De L Isle in the late 18th century.

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        Historiske Efterretninger om de velfortiente Danske Adelsmænd, med deres Stamme-Tavler og Portraiter. I-III Deel.

      Kiøbenhavn 1777-79, Trykt i det Kongl. Universitets Bogtrykkerie ved Friedrich Christian Godiche. 4to. XX ,193 + (10), 342, (2 blanke) + (12), 401 + (1 blank). Kobberstukket frontispiece. 31 kobberstukne portretter og plansjer. 75 stamtavler, delvis dobbeltsidede og foldet. Illustrert med en rekke kobberstikk i teksten. Bundet i 3 fine samt. helskinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Rødt snitt.

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        La connoissance de l'astronomie, rendue aisée, et mise à la portée de tout le monde

      de (2), X, 158, (4) pages et Paris, Cellot, 1777, in-8, de (2), X, 158, (4) pages et 26 planches, plein veau tacheté de l'époque, dos lisse orné, Seconde édition, peu courante, après une première parue en 1769 qui ne comptait que 114 pages. Les 26 planches représentent les différents système cosmologiques anciens, les positions des planètes ou des étoiles ainsi que leur mouvement. La planche 23 figure la lune dans "sa position naturelle" ; les noms des "taches de la lune" sont indiqués par des chiffres et des lettres qui renvoient à l'index des pp. 115 et 116. L'ouvrage se termine par une chronologie des principales étapes de l'astronomie depuis son origine. Bon ouvrage de vulgarisation scientifique du XVIIIe siècle. Bon exemplaire

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        La paysanne pervertie, ou les moeurs des grandes villes : Mémoires de Jeanette R*** ; recueillis de ses lettres & de celles des personnes qui ont eu part aux principaux événements de sa vie

      - Chez J. F. Bastien, A Londreset se trouve à Paris 1777, xvj, 240pp. et (4) 301pp. et (4) 336pp. et (4) 399pp., relié. - originale, insolito Edition. Bound in piena pelle di pecora in marmo di tempo. indietro liscio decorato. come mostre a L'Avana Marocco e il numero del volume in pelle nera. Mancano coda del Volume III. 3 angoli urtato. Strofinato insieme. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin havane, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Un manque en queue du tome III. 3 coins émoussés. Ensemble frotté. papier uniformément jauni. Bon exemplaire. Le paysan perverti de Restif de la Bretonne paraît en 1775, et l'auteur est furieux lorsque Nougaret publie deux années après La Paysanne pervertie, car il faudra attendre 1784 pour que restif donne sa propre suite sous le même titre. Le roman de Nougaret ne se présente pas comme une suite du Paysan perverti, mais il est clair que celui-ci s'est emparé du sujet et des thèmes de l'oeuvre, celui-ci ayant connu un profond succès à sa parution. L'usurpation est cependant moins dans le thème de la grande ville pervertissant les moeurs, thème présent dans toute la littérature du XVIIIe et surtout chez Marivaux que dans l'emprunt du titre et de la peinture du monde paysan dont Restif pense être le seul à en être légitime. En fin de compte, le roman de Nougaret est profondément différent de l'oeuvre de Restif. Une jeune paysanne est adoptée par la Marquise de F. qui demeure dans un château à la campagne. Celle-ci, innocente et pure, se verra la proie de tous les hommes mis sur son passage, son precepteur, l'abbé T., qui l'enlèvera, son frère adoptif, l'ami de son frère... L'accent du roman est davantage mis sur les dangers de l'innocence face à des séducteurs pervers que sur les dangers de la ville.   

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        The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland

      London W. Strahan and T.Cadell 1777 - First Edition. Two volumes. Volume I without map. 4to, pp.[cxxiv]+630. Volume II, Quarto, pp. [ii]+615+[viii index], engraved map (folding) by Thomas Kitchen, a small tear in one fold, some dust soiling in the head margin of several leaves. Rebound by Paul Tronson in full calf. A book in Very Good condition in a very fine binding.

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        Lettere sull' aria infiammabile nativa delle paludi

      Giuseppe Marelli, Milano 1777 - VOLTA, Alessandro (1745-1827). Milano, Giuseppe Marelli 1777. In- 8°, legatura recente in cartone d' epoca. 147, (1) pp. Graziosa vignetta nel frontespizio e 12 testate e finaletti finemente incisi in rame (6 raffiguranti esperimenti scientifici). Timbro coevo di appartenenza. Bell' esemplare della rara edizione originale. Il testo contiene la descrizione delle ricerche voltiane sul gas che risale dalle paludi, il quale in precedenza non era stato distinto dall' > (idrogeno). L' opera del Volta concernente il nuovo gas stimolò i ricercatori a nuovi esperimenti che sfociarono nella scoperta della composizione dell' acqua. > (Guareschi, La chimica in Italia dal 1750 al 1800 in Suppl. ann. Enc. chim., 1912, pp. 395-403). 8vo. Rebound in old boards. 147, (1) pp. Engraved vignette on title, 12 headand tailpieces (6 illustrating experiments). Unobtrusive old stamp on title-page. A very fine copy of the rare first edition. It contains the author's investigations on marsh-gas (methane), wich previously had not been distinguished from inflammable air (hydrogen). Volta's work with the new gas also led by a succession of experiments to the discovery of the composition of water. His experiments gave Lavoisier the clue to spark hydrogen and oxygen over mercury to obtain water (communicated by Volta to Lavoisier in 1782). > (Partington, History of chemistry, III, p. 814). Poggendorff, II, 1231. D.S.B., XV, pp. 74-76. Riccardi, Sulle opere di Alessandro Volta, p. 22 (11): >. Scolari, Alessandro Volta, p. 79 (40). Polvani, Alessandro Volta, pp. 155-66. LA SCOPERTA DEL METANO. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gentleman's Monthly and Historical Chronicle

      St. John's Gate for D. Henry, 1777 First edition of this compilation of the Gentleman's Monthly, containing early reports of the American revolution. Very good condition, housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Diarío de Navegación que con el Favor de Dios y Nuestra Sra. De los Dolores espera Executar Francisco Cassani Piloto avordo de la Saetia Nombrada el Santo Cristo del Calvario. Su patron Thomas Taxonera comensado en Cadiz el dia 13 de noviembre

      Cadiz, 1776 - Salvamento, 1777. - MANUSCRIT in-4. 115ff. Plein vélin, traces de liens, coutures au dos (reliure de l'époque, plats salis). Précieux livre de bord d'un navire espagnol, le Santo Cristo del Calvario, lors d'une importante expédition militaire envoyée en Amérique du Sud par Carlos III et qui s'inscrit dans les efforts menés à cette époque par la couronne espagnole pour assurer sa domination sur le Nouveau Continent. La première partie du journal commence le 13 novembre 1776 et s'achève le 20 février 1777 à l'arrivée du bateau au port de l'île Santa Catalina (Paraguay) tenue par les Portugais. La deuxième partie du journal commence, après la prise de l'île par les Espagnols, lorsque le navire se rend le 28 mars 1777 au Rio Grande (Brésil), où il arrive le 29 avril. Enfin, la troisième partie du journal concerne la traversée de retour à Cadiz du 8 juillet au 7 octobre 1777. Le bateau dont il est question ici était un navire de guerre qui avait déjà participé à d'autres campagnes transatlantiques. Le manuscrit tenu jour après jour contient de nombreux renseignements techniques sur le déroulement de la traversée avec des détails sur les conditions météorologiques. Chaque résumé de la journée est accompagné d'un tableau et d'un schéma récapitulatifs. Légère trace de mouillure dans la marge inférieure. J. Siles Salinas, Historia de la Independencia de Bolivia, 2009, p. 14-15. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALS ("Ramler"). Berlin, 19. III. 1777.

      1777. Large 8vo. 2¼ pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address and traces of a papered seal. To Monsieur Kanitz in Breslau. - Fol. 2 with small torn-out portion from broken seal and small biographical note on the writer.

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        A TREATISE upon Planting, Gardening, and the Management of the Hot House. 2 vols

      Printed for S. Hooper, London 1777 - London, printed for S.Hooper, 1777. 2nd edition. 5"x 8.5". 2 vols., one with green title label the other with red label. Full brown calf binding. The front joint of Vol 1 is detached and the covers are scuffed, otherwise book condition good+. The joints of vol 2 are intact but with 2 small splits. Internally vol 2 is very good+, clean, secure and unmarked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Royaumes d'Espagne et de Portugal

      Artist: Elwe Jan Barend ( - 1815 ) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: 1792 1777 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 50 x 58 - description: Map shows total Spain with Portugal and the Balearic island of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza with a decorative title cartouche. On the lower right pannel a description of the counties. - Vita of the artist: Jan Barend Elwe reissued maps by De L Isle in the late 18th century.

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        Chronik der Truchsessen von Waldburg, von ihrem Ursprunge bis auf die Zeiten Kaisers Maximilian II. durch Anmerkungen, Zusäze, Abhandlungen, und genealogische Tabellen erläutert.

      Memmingen Johann Valentin Mayer 1777 - 22 Bl., 276 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestochener Titelvignette von Klauber, Kupfertafel und 11 ausfaltbaren genealogischen Tabellen. Fol. Halblederband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Wichtige Quelle zur Geschichte Oberschwabens und in der Biographie des Auftraggebers Truchseß Georg III. (1488-1531, der "Bauernjörg") eine zeitgenössische Quelle zu den Ereignissen des Bauernkrieges. 1785 erschien in Kempten noch ein Fortsetzungsband zur späteren Geschichte des Hauses. - Die hübsche Titelvignette mit einem Blick auf die Waldburg, im Hintergrund der Bodensee, die Kupfertafel zeigt Siegel. - Die falsch 337-376 paginierten Seiten 237-276 in unserem Exemplar alt durch Überklebung der ersten Ziffer korrigiert. - Titel mit kleinem Prägestempel. Untere Ecke mit leichtem Moderschaden, vor allem die ersten und letzten Blätter betroffen, sonst kaum fleckig, die Stammtafeln mit einigen Quetsch- und Knickfalten. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rückenschild fehlt, Deckel unten mit Bezugsfehlstellen. - Trotz des nicht einwandfreien Zustandes außergewöhnliches Exemplar: Auf dem vorderen Vorsatz der Besitzvermerk von "C(hristian) J(akob) Wagenseil. Kaufbeuren. 1792", darunter sein eigenhändiger Vermerk "Geschenk von meinem Freund, Hhw D. von Abele, Syndico zu Kempten". Johann Martin von Abele (1753-1805) war ab 1779 Syndikus in Kempten und gilt als zentrale Figur der Aufklärung in der Reichsstadt, beide kannten sich vermutlich schon zu Göttinger Studienzeiten (vgl. Kraus-Dieter II, 133) und waren Brüder der Freimaurerlogen in Kaufbeuren und Kempten. *Heyd 834. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vollständiges Pflanzensystem nach der dreyzehnten lateinischen Ausgabe und nach Anleitung des holländischen Houttuynischen Werks übersetzt und mit einer ausführlichen Erklärung ausgefertigt. 14 Teile in 15 Bänden.

      Nürnberg, Raspe, 1777-88. - Oktav. Zeitgenössische, marmorierte Pappbände (schwach berieben und bestoßen). Mit 1 gestochenem Porträtfrontispiz und 121 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Vollständiges und bis auf die genannten Einschränkungen sehr wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. Nicht in Nissen, BBI. Pritzel 5431. Soulsby 577. Sandberg 21. Hulth S. 12. – Linné (1707-1778), schwedischer Naturforscher und Professor in Uppsala, reformierte die Systematik der Botanik grundlegend. Er zog die Geschlechtsorgane zur Bestimmung der Arten heran und führte die binäre Nomenklatur bei deren Bezeichnung ein. Sein Werk gilt als Ausgangspunkt der modernen systematischen Botanik. Die Bände im Einzelnen: 1. Von den Palmbäumen und anderen Bäumen (1777). Frontispiz, 7 Bll., S. 17-798, 1 Bl., 12 Tafeln (1-11, 5b); 2. Von den Bäumen (1777). 4 Bll., S. 3-548, 14 Bll., 9 Tafeln (12-17, 12b, 16b/c), 3. Von den Gesträuchen (1778), 2 Bll., 683 (+1) S., 10 Tafeln (18-25, 19b, 24b), 4. Von den Gesträuchen (1779), 4 Bll., 709 (+1) S., 32 Bll., 12 Tafeln (26-37), 5. Von den Kräutern (1779), 1 Bl., 870 S., 1 Bl., 10 Tafeln (38-40, 41a/b, 42a/b, 43, 44a/b), 6. Von den Kräutern (1780), 4 Bll., 696 S., 8 Tafeln (45-51, 50b), 7. Von den Kräutern (1781), 2 Bll., 584 S., 1 Bl., 9 Tafeln (51b, 52-53, 53b, 54, 55a/b, 56, 57), 8. Von den Kräutern (1782), 4 Bll., 794 S., 10 Tafeln (57b/c, 58-65), 9. Von den Kräutern (1783), 4 Bll., 630 S., 1 Bl., 5 Tafeln (66-69, 66b), 10. Von den Kräutern (1783), 4 Bll., 381 (+1) S., 92 Bll., 7 Tafeln (70-76), 11. Von den Zwiebelgewächsen (1784), 4 Bll., 664 S., 8 Bll., 10 Tafeln (77-86), 12. Von den Gräsern (1785), 4 Bll., 810 S., 16 Bll., 7 Tafeln (87-93), 13.1. Von den cryptogamischen Gewächsen (1786), 4 Bll., 562 S., 11 Bll., 9 Tafeln (94-101, 105), 13.2. Von den cryptogamischen Gewächsen (1787), 6 Bll., 565 (+1) S., 7 Bll., 3 Tafeln (102-104), 14. Register (I. Arten und Genera, 2. Synonyma), (1788), 4 Bll., 614 S., die Tafelanzahl aller Bände entspricht der jeweiligen Angabe auf den Titelblättern. Insgesamt 121 Tafeln, num. 1-105 und 16 a/b oder c Tafeln). – Wenige Bände auf den ersten oder letzten Blatt mit kleinen Wurmspuren im weißen Rand, bei Band 7 die letzten 3 Tafeln betroffen, bei Band 13.1 die ersten 30 Bll. mit etwas Textberührung, bei Bd. 12 die letzte Tafel. 10000 g

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        REALES CEDULAS DE ERECCIÓN Y ORDENANZAS DE LOS TRES CUERPOS DE COMERCIO, QUE RESIDEN EN LA CIUDAD Y REYNO DE VALENCIA

      - Madrid. Imp. Blas Roman 1777. 32x22 cm. portada + 5 h. escudo heráldico y letra capitular + 94 págs. 1 grabado y letra capitular por Emmanuel Monfort, Regiae S. Ferdinandi, Academicus. Valencia. portada falto de un trozo, esquina inferior derecha, afectando a la imprenta y año. Restaurada con injerto, 1ª hoja margen inferior restaurado, sin afectar. Seguido de: ADICCION DE DIFERENTES DECRETOS DE SU MAGESTAD, Y ORDENES DADAS POR LA JUNTA GENERAL DE COMERCIO, Y MONEDA, A LA PARTICULAR DE VALENCIA, ECT. - Madrid. Imp. Blas Roman. 1777. 52 págs. amplios márgenes y muy limpio. Holandesa piel, nervios, tejuelos. Actual. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Chart of the Southern Hemisphere; fhewing the Tracks of some of the most distinguished Navigators. By Captain James Cook, of his Majesty's Navy.

      Artist: Cook/ Whitchurch James / GulielmusLondon; issued in: London; date: 1777 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Folded and mounted; size in cm : 56 x 53,5 - description: Map of the southern Hemisphere- the Southpole, in a polar projection showing Southamerica, the south part of Africa and the partly known continent of Australia with New Zeeland. Indonesia with Java and Sumatra. On a n inset map Cap Circoncision. - Vita of the artist: The first voyage of James Cook was a combined Royal Navy and Royal Society expedition to the south Pacific Ocean aboard HMS Endeavour, from 1768 to 1771. It was the first of three Pacific voyages of which Cook was the commander. The aims of this first expedition were to observe the 1769 transit of Venus across the Sun (3?4 June of that year), and to seek evidence of the postulated Terra Australis Incognita or "unknown southern land".

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        The City And Country Builder's And Workman's Treasury Of Designs: Or The Art Of Drawing and Working The Ornamental Parts Of Architecture

      London, Printed for John, Francis and Charles Rivington, 1777. 4to 302 x 240mm. Illustrated by upwards of Four Hundred Grand Designs, neatly engraved on One Hundred and eighty six copper plates, for Piers, gates, doors, windows, niches, buffets, cisterns, chimney pieces, tabernacle frames, pavements, frets, gulochi's, pulpits, types, alter pieces, monuments, fonts, obelisques, pedistals for, sun dials, busto's and stone tables, book cases, ceilings and iron works, proportioned by Aliquot Parts, with an appendix of fourteen plates of trusses for girders and beams, different sorts of rafters and a variety of roofs, etc, to which are prefixed, the five orders of columns, according to Andrea Palladio, whose members are proportioned by Aliquot Parts, in a more easy manner than has yet been done, the Whole interspersed sure rules for working all the varieties of raking members in pediments, modillions, etc, the like for the immediate use of workmen, never published before in any language. Hardcover rebound in quarter brown leather with brown cloth boards in fine condition. The value of this work lies in its large number of engraved plates showing the proper dimensions of the orders and how to design gateposts, porticos, doors, windows and all the other decorative features that craftsmen might be called upon to provide. Groups of plates are devoted to chimneypieces, pavements, monuments, tables, book cases, ceilings and so on. For the purposes of his book Langley copies designs from recent publications by James Gibbs, Isaac Ware, William Kent, and others, but the character of the book as a whole is very much due to Langley himself. It was on first publication a very popular book demonstrated by a very extensive list of subscribers, most of them craftsmen, drawn from all over England. Weighs over 1kg therefore shipping will cost more than the default setting. Bookseller Inventory # 001794

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        Philosophische Versuche über die menschliche Natur und ihre Entwickelung ? Erster [? Zweyter] Band.

      Leipzig: M. G. Weidmann's heirs and Reich,, 1777. 2 volumes, octavo (200 x 116 mm). Contemporary sheep, spines ruled gilt in compartments, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Woodcut printer's device to titles. Contemporary ownership inscription (Bibliothecae Collegii Episcus) partly erased on titles, ownership inscription H. R. Schmitzan on free endpaper. Spine ends slightly chipped and corners worn, covers a little soiled and abraded in places, very occasional spotting, the occasional side rule in pencil and in ink; a very good copy. First edition of Tetens's "extended inquiry into the origin and structure of knowledge. [Tetens] distinguished three faculties of the human mind: understanding, free will, and feeling of pleasures and pains. He stressed the independence of the third faculty from the first two. The three may be reducible to one, but if so, according to Tetens, we cannot know it ? Tetens discussed with great insight many other extremely complicated problems in metaphysics, ethics, the philosophy of education, and the philosophy of language. His Philosophische Versuche exerted a tremendous influence on Kant when he was writing the Critique of Pure Reason, and the many similarities between their doctrines are evident" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy VIII, 96). Tetens (1736 or 1738?1807) was professor of philosophy and mathematics at the University of Kiel from 1776 to 1789.

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        A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure...

      London: W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1777. Two volumes, quarto, with frontispiece portrait and 63 engraved charts, portraits and plates; contemporary marbled calf. First edition of the official account of Cook's great second voyage and the first crossing of the Antarctic circle, 'arguably the greatest, most perfect, of all seaborne voyages of exploration. In his three years away he disposed of the theory of a great southern continent, reached closer to the South Pole than any other man, and touched on a multitude of lands - New Zealand and Tahiti again, and for the first time Easter Island, the Marquesas, the New Hebrides and New Caledonia' (Marshall & Williams, p. 276). This was historically the most important of Cook's three voyages, crossing the Antarctic circle when, early in the voyage, Cook cruised as far south as possible, round the edge of the Antarctic ice. In the Pacific, he visited New Zealand again, and either discovered or revisited many of the islands, including New Caledonia, Palmerston and Norfolk Islands, Easter Island, the Marquesas, New Hebrides, Tonga, the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia.Between February and May 1773, the two ships separated, and Furneaux, commander of the Adventure, supplied Cook with the narrative of his experiences in the Adventure printed here: they called at Adventure Bay in Van Diemen's Land, and sailed up the east coast "intending to coast it up along shore, till we should fall in with the land seen by Captain Cook, and discover whether Van Diemen's Land joins with New Holland". Before they stood away for New Zealand, Furneaux had come to the opinion that "there is no strait between New Holland and Van Diemen's Land, but a very deep bay... ".Disappointed with John Hawkesworth's rendering of his first voyage in An Account of the Voyages undertaken... for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere (1773), Cook was determined that the second would not be similarly treated: although he had the editorial help of Dr John Douglas this 'is certainly Cook's book. There were to be no more Hawkesworths. "The Journal of my late voyage", writes Cook to his friend Commodore Wilson at Great Ayton, "will be published in the course of next winter, and I am to have the sole advantage of sale. It will want those flourishes which Dr Hawkesworth gave the other, but it will be illustrated and ornamented with about sixty copper plates, which I am of opinion, will exceed every thing that has been done in a work of this kind... As to the Journal, it must speak for itself. I can only say that it is my own narrative, and as it was written during the voyage" ... ' (Beaglehole).The two resulting quarto volumes, with their dramatic illustrations after William Hodges, 'would have given pleasure to any author', but they were never seen by Cook, who had embarked on his fatal last voyage by the time they appeared. The engravings anticipated by Cook are indeed superb; Hodges' presence as official artist on the voyage resulted also in a famous series of oil-paintings. Several repaired tears in folding maps; small hole (an original paper flaw) in the centre of one leaf in volume 2; binding well rebacked at an early date, slightly rubbed at extremities.

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