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        Le maréchal de poche, qui apprend comment il faut traiter son cheval en voyage, & quels sont les remedes pour les accidens ordinaires qui peuvent lui arriver en route.

      Paris, Veuve Thiboust, 1777. ____ Ce charmant petit ouvrage est la traduction du "Gentleman's pocket-farrier". Menessier de La Lance 193 a recensé trois traductions françaises différentes; celle-ci est la première de Thomas Hammond. Illustré par deux planches gravées sur cuivre. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-16. Collation : 67, (3), 2 planches hors-texte. Veau marbré, dos orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats avec un fleuron aux angles, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire naturelle et mythologique de l'ibis.Paris, Allais, 1805. 8vo. With 6 engraved plates after drawings by Barraband and H.J. Redouté. Modern half cloth.

      - Nissen, IVB 819; Ronsil 2718; Wood, p. 552. First and only edition of a natural and mythological history of the ibis by Marie Jules-César Lelorgue de Savigny (1777-1851). It contains six engravings after drawings by two major natural history illustrators: Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) and Jacques Barraband (1768-1809). The book gives an account of the black and the white ibis, their mythical position in ancient Egypt and the related cults, their natural habitat and answers the question whether they eat snakes or not. The engravings show the black and the white ibis, close-ups from the beak and leg and some Egyptian illustrations. Barraband is well known for his beautiful ornithological illustrations for Levaillant's works on parrots and birds of paradise. "A learned essay on the Ibis, with observations made during the author's sojourn in Egypt. A rare book ." (Wood).Lacking the half-title, title-page browned and soiled, restored at the gutter, a waterstain in the upper outer corner of the first 14 leaves, last engraved plate shaved with a minor loose of the image. Overall a good copy.

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        Les dernières aventures du jeune d'Olban ; fragment des Amours alsaciennes.

      Sans lieu, Sans nom, 1777. ____ Première édition et premier tirage. Très rare. C'est le premier ouvrage écrit par Ramond de Carbonnière Selon Escoffier, il est "à peu près introuvable". Cet ouvrage a été réédité en 1829 par Charles Nodier, qui écrivait que Les dernières Aventures du jeune d'Olban "reparurent douze ans plus tard sous le titre de 'Chant de Schwartzbourg', et une troisième fois, au commencement de ce siècle, sous leur titre primitif. Aucune de ces éditions, qui ne sont peut-être pas les seules, n'a laissé de trace, ni dans les journaux littéraires, ni dans la bibliographie, ni dans le commerce". Il existe deux types d'exemplaires de l'édition originale de 1777, présentant de nombreuses variantes dans le texte et dans la typographie. L'un porte sur la page de titre : "Yverdon, De l'Imprimerie de la Soc. Litt. et Typ.", et l'autre est sans indication de lieu, ni d'imprimeur et sans feuillet d'errata. Il s'agit du premier tirage car les fautes n'y sont pas corrigées. Labarère, 1214. Escoffier, Le mouvement romantique 10. Une cote de bibliothèque sur le bas de la page de titre. Les papiers des plats de la reliure ont été refaits. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : 144 pp. Demi-veau brun, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Finely penned Document signed 'Maria Theresia', in Latin with translation, (Archduchess of Austria, 1717-1780, Holy Roman Empress and Dowager Empress 1745-1780, Queen of Hungary)

      1777 - being a 'rescript' or imperial answer to a request, addressed to all the nobility and prelates of the County of Ugocsa in eastern Hungary, "our beloved and faithful subjects", concerning the current legal proceedings against András Bencza, [?lately] Catholic Parish Priest of Böhénye, on a charge of alleged theft, which the local authorities wish to refer to the Empress, she therefore commands them to complete the proceedings as far as sentence, but before execution and judgment, and to send her all the papers in the case, and to do likewise with certain others involved, who are currently held in prison on an earlier charge, so that everything may be considered together, endorsed with a paper wafer seal, decorative heading with Maria Theresia in large capitals at head, signed also by József Bajráth, 1720-1804, Bishop of Veszprém, and by József Jablanczy, 1 side folio and address panel, Vienna, 11th July a little browned along folds, lower blank margin of address panel cut away without loss This document reflects the centralising tendency of Maria Theresia, when Hungary was peaceful but ruled by edict from Vienna, especially during the latter part of her reign. The Diet was by-passed and the office of Palatine of Hungary not filled after 1765; but the Empress sought to be good to all, including the serfs, in particular setting up schools and colleges all over the country, using the estates confiscated from the Jesuits. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments

      1777. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testament; with Notes, Explanatory, Critical and Practical. London: J. Fry, 1777. Folio (12-1/2 by 19-1/2 inches), contemporary full black straight-grain morocco gilt rebacked with original spine neatly laid down, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4500.Lovely, very tall 18th-century folio printing of King James Bible, handsomely bound in full straight-grain morocco-gilt.“If everything else in our language should perish, [the King James Bible] would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power” (Macaulay). The King James Bible, first published in 1611, is “the only literary masterpiece ever to be produced by a committee and was the work of nearly 50 translatorsÂ… [who] lived at a period when the genius of the language was in full flower” (PMM 114). With Index. Darlow & Moule 921. Herbert 1253. Bookplate.Interior quite clean. Handsome contemporary morocco-gilt binding nicely restored and in excellent condition.

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        Les prôneurs, ou le tartuffe littéraire

      - Chez Delalain, à Paris 1777, in-8 (12,5x20cm), viij, 87pp., relié. - edizione Bound in marocco marina fine del XIX campi contrassegnati completi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice et de 3 superbes et fines figures par Marillier et gravées par Le Beau et Halbou sur papier fort. On sait que l'auteur se ruina pour la qualité de ses éditions et on retrouve dans cette pièce les qualités bibliophiliques des ouvrages de Dorat. Reliure en plein maroquin marine de la fin du XIXe signée Champs. Dos à nerfs orné, pastiche du XVIIIe siècle. Titre, date et lieu dorés. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Large et riche frise intérieure. Traces de légers frottements à un nerf et 2 coins. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi par un grand relieur. Dorat, ami de Fréron (auteur de la pièce violemment satirique, Les philosophes), s'était déclaré ennemi du parti des philosophes et des encyclopédistes, et cette pièce est une satire de ce que l'auteur appelle dans son avant-propos le "charlatanisme de l'esprit". Grimm, pourtant très critique des qualités de la pièce dans sa Correspondance philosophique, ajoute par honnêteté : "C'est que, malgré tous ces défauts, les prôneurs sont un ouvrage plein d'esprit, plein de traits heureux, et où l'on trouvera même quelques situations et des scènes entières  d'un effet fort piquant." NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        The young ladies school of arts. Containing, a great variety of practical receipts, in gum-flowers, filligree, japanning, shell-work, gilding ... &c. Also, a great many curious receipts, both useful and entertaining, never before published.

      York: Printed at the New Printing-Office, in Coppergate, for Mrs. Robinson, 1777. 12mo (15 cm; 6"). [2], xx, [2], 182 pp. Robertson (née Swan, 1724–1800?) was the Scottish granddaughter of Charles II (her father being an illegitimate son of the king): She sub-titled her autobiography "a tale of truth as well as sorrow." She did not live at the economic level she thought befitted her lineage, characterizing it as "living in poverty." After two business failures (one her husband's, the other of her tavern) she turned to tutoring young ladies and taught them home economics, painting, decorative arts, and => housekeeping very broadly defined. Additionally, she wrote books to use in her teaching and to sell privately for additional income.    This small practical volume covers the topics mentioned above, even unto raising and caring for canaries and silkworms. Recipes are chiefly for preserving diverse foodstuffs, making wines and jellies and jams, etc., but household recipes for cosmetics, for candle making, and for cleaning, dying, repairing, etc. are also present, with these last helpfully addressing intricately specific problems, e.g., the cleaning of oil paintings, the removal of mold or mildew from linen, and the refreshment of soiled lace. A recipe for "Usquebaugh" is definitely => "curious" and "entertaining" in keeping with Mrs. Robertson's title-page promises, while her taxidermical instructions for preserving "birds with their plumage" are both exact and notably intimidating.    Considerable attention is paid to art: painting, japanning, gilding, making casts and impressions, and the symbolism of flowers, birds, trees, and insects. An extended discussion of the history and ceremonial dress of the Orders of the Garter and St. Andrews may derive from and bear witness to Mrs. Robertson's social longings! And because young ladies need to secretly write to beaus or friends, there are recipes for => invisible ink.    Pages 20, 41, 52–53, 62–66, 87, and 119 all have => Americana content showing the spread into daily life in Europe of New World crops and natural products.    "This book was first printed in Edinburgh in 1766 by Walter Ruddiman, and sold by the author herself at Perth, as well as by other booksellers. Second and third editions followed, also by Ruddiman for Robertson, the second with an additional engraved title page" (catalogue record, National Library of Scotland). This is the "fourth edition, with large additions." It is the first edition printed in York and was printed in the same year as the Edinburgh second and third editions.    Searches of ESTC, NUC, and WorldCat locate only four U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this edition.         Cagle, Matter of Taste, 966; Bitting 400; Axord 432; Maclean 124; Noling 349; ESTC T122647. Contemporary plain sheep, worn and with some stains on boards; rebacked, with raised bands, modest gilt ruling, and red leather spine label; new endpapers. A nice copy.

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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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        Origines des grâces

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 beautiful and delicate figures by Cochin, engraved by Saint-Aubin, Masquellier, Born, Pelletier ... Quite rare. "One of the most successful Cochin illustrations, and more remarkably engraved." Cohen.Full red morocco old nineteenth end unsigned doubled on contreplats blue morocco with wide lace framing. Mors, caps and corners rubbed. 2 corners bumped. Gilt edges.This prose poem is a lovely pastoral composed by a young girl of 18 years, the origin of Thanksgiving depicts Venus and the Graces, the poem is decorated with small pieces autrres. Writing agreed but within the rules of this kind was that pastoral style which Theocritus was the model and experienced numerous works in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Particular illustration of Cochin will be appreciated. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. à Paris 1777 In-8 (11,5x20cm) relié

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        Tractatus De Morbis Cutaneis

      1777. First Edition . [LORRY, Anne Charles]. Tractatus De Morbis Cutaneis. Paris: P. Guillaume Cavelier, 1777. Quarto, contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled boards. $1850.First edition of the first book published in France on dermatology.“Lorry is regarded as the father of French dermatologyÂ… His most important work is his Tractatus, in which he attempted the classification of diseases on the basis of essential relations, their physiological, pathological, and etiological similarities. It is the first modern text on the subject” (Garrison and Morton 3983). He was the first to classify the skin as a distinct, living organ of the body and to connect its well-being to oneÂ’s general health as well as to localized skin afflictions. “The spirit and general recommendations of the masterÂ’s magnificent 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” (Crissy & Parrish). Text in Latin. Norman 1392. Wellcome III, 547. Text generally fine. Handsome contemporary binding with one minor abrasion to front board and expert restoration. A near-fine copy of this rare and important work.

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        Monument élevé à la gloire de Pierre-le-Grand, ou relation des traveaux et des moyens mechaniques qui ont été employés pour transporter à Pétersbourg un rocher... destiné à servir de base à la statue équestre de cet Empereur... -

      Paris, Nyon & Stoupe, 1777. Folio. Contemp. marbled boards, new calf spine; corners slightly worn. 12 finely copper engr. folding plates. 47, (1) pp.; a fine, fresh, tall and uncut copy. First edition. A work of great interest for engineering which describes the highly complicated transport by sea and land of an enormous rock used as basement for Falconet's famous equestrian statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg. Carburi won much admiration for the extremely complicated machinery built and the ingenious solutions adopted, illustrated in a superb series of plates, some of which show the first use of primitive ball bearings. Berlin Kat. 1794. Honeyman 586. Cicognara 3490. Edizione originale. L'opera descrive una notevole impresa ingegneristica, il trasporto per mare e terra di un'enorme roccia usata come base per la statua equestre di Pietro il Grande. Con 12 magnifiche tavole ripieg. inc. in rame. Mezza pelle; ottimo esemplare, fresco e marginoso.

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        American Crisis. Number III

      1777. First Edition . (PAINE, Thomas). The American Crisis. Number III. By the Author of Common Sense. Philadelphia: Styner and Cist, (1777). Octavo, unbound, stitched as issued, uncut; pp. (25)-56. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $27,500.Rare first edition, second issue, of the third number of Paine’s vital American Crisis series. Paine wrote 13 American Crisis essays between 1776 and 1783, but only Numbers I through V (published between 1776 and 1778) were first printed as separate pamphlets (and later reprinted in newspapers); the rest were given directly to newspapers for publication. These earliest American Crisis pamphlets are all of the utmost rarity. An excellent unbound, uncut copy.Written to boost the morale of American troops, Paine's American Crisis series eventually stretched to thirteen numbers. (The title page does not identify Thomas Paine as the author but instead cites, ""the Author of Common Sense."") Only the first five numbers were separately printed as pamphlets, the rest were given directly to newspapers. In this third number of American Crisis, issued in mid-April 1777, Paine offers a detailed summary of the colonial grievances that sparked calls for Revolution, and pointedly raises the question: ""To know whether it be the interest of the continent to be independent, we need only ask this easy, simple question: Is it in the interest of a man to be a boy all his life?"" (33). This third number is also distinguished by its printing of an April 1777 proclamation by Washington, printed on the verso of the title page, that offers pardons to all returning Continental deserters. The pamphlet is dated on page 56, ""Philadelphia, April 19, 1777.""The first Crisis, published December 19, 1776, is a vitally important rallying cry to the dispirited American soldiers, opening with the stirring words: ""These are the times that try men's souls."" The first Crisis was read in fact, at General Washington's orders, to the American troops on Christmas Day 1776, before the crossing of the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton. In January Paine wrote the second Crisis as an open letter to Lord Richard Viscount Howe, the head of the British fleet Paine watched sail up New York Bay, endeavoring ""to show the impossibility of the enemy making any conquest of America."" In the present Crisis, Paine further responds to British Loyalists and the offer, addressed in number two, of General William Howe to pardon any American who would lay down his arms and declare loyalty to the king of England. In this pamphlet Paine writes angrily of Tories and traitors, and suggests that all Americans take a loyalty oath to the cause of liberty. He goes on to revisit the principal arguments for Independence, and to correctly predict that Philadelphia will be a target of the British armies, as indeed it was that summer. The separate pamphlet editions, all of which are quite rare, were printed in various cities and towns. Evans and Howes cite the Philadelphia editions (for all but number V). The present copy is Gimbel's first edition, second issue, with errata on page 49. Gimbel, Paine Collection, 43. Howes P-16. Shipton & Mooney 15494. Sabin 58207. Evans 15494. Early owner ink signature on first leaf of text.Uncut edges with some expected minor wear. Extremely rare, important and desirable.

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        Letters from Lord Chesterfield

      1777. First Edition . CHESTERFIELD, Lord. Letters from Lord Chesterfield, to Alderman George Faulkner, Dr. Madden, Mr. Sexton, Mr. Derrick, and the Earl of Arran. Being a Supplement to His Lordship’s Letters. London: Printed for John Wallis, 1777. Slim folio, early green cloth rebacked with original spine laid down. $4800.Extremely rare first edition of this supplement to Chesterfield’s collected miscellany, constituting the first publication of 20 important letters.In 1774, a collection of Chesterfield’s letters to his son were published, filled with advice, schooling in various academic disciplines, and general wisdom. The book’s immediate popularity led to the publication, three years later, of Miscellaneous Works. Included therein were assorted writings as well as other parts of Chesterfield’s unpublished correspondence. This exceptionally rare supplement to Miscellaneous Works was published the same year, including 20 letters to various prominent individuals that were not present in the original collection. Among the recipients were George Faulkner, Chesterfield’s favorite bookseller and a well-known Irish printer; Dr. Samuel Madden, an author and philanthropist; Samuel Derrick, an author; and the Earl of Arran. “Chesterfield’s achievements betray a brilliance of intellectual gifts and graces” (DNB). Close friend of Pope, he proved an eloquent statesman admired even by his political opponents. He was Walpole’s most bitter antagonist. Very rare—only eight copies listed in OCLC. Gulik 153. Private library stamp on title page.Marginal paper repairs to half title, scattered foxing and soiling, rubbing to edges of leaves, some wear to cloth. A very good copy of an exceptionally rare work.

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        Les prôneurs, ou le tartuffe littéraire

      EditionBound in full morocco navy late nineteenth signed fields. Chez Delalain à Paris 1777 in-8 (12,5x20cm) viij, 87pp. relié

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        Handwritten warrant on vellum appointing Joseph Smith as one of the King's Waiters in the Port of Bristol.

      1777 Ten lines, with blue embossed tax stamp in top left hand corner. Dated 12th August 1777, signed by Lord North, as Prime Minister, and two other Lords of the Treasury, George Onslow and Viscount Beauchamp, each with their wax 'bust' seal intact. On the verso are four signed memorandums noting the progress of the appointment through the offices of William Aislabie, of Lord Sonders, Auditor, Edward Stanley, Secretary of the Commissioners of Customs, and the Office of William Mellick, Receiver General of Customs. In very good condition, folded as intended. 17 x 43cm.A King's Waiter was a customs officer who 'waited' for ships to arrive before boarding them for inspection prior to docking. This document is dated during the American War of Independence. Lord North was Prime Minister from 1770-1782. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Les prôneurs, ou le tartuffe littéraire

      Chez Delalain 1777 - - Chez Delalain, à Paris 1777, in-8 (12,5x20cm), viij, 87pp., relié. - Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice et de 3 superbes et fines figures par Marillier et gravées par Le Beau et Halbou sur papier fort. On sait que l'auteur se ruina pour la qualité de ses éditions et on retrouve dans cette pièce les qualités bibliophiliques des ouvrages de Dorat. Reliure en plein maroquin marine de la fin du XIXe signée Champs. Dos à nerfs orné, pastiche du XVIIIe siècle. Titre, date et lieu dorés. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Large et riche frise intérieure. Traces de légers frottements à un nerf et 2 coins. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi par un grand relieur. Dorat, ami de Fréron (auteur de la pièce violemment satirique, Les philosophes), s'était déclaré ennemi du parti des philosophes et des encyclopédistes, et cette pièce est une satire de ce que l'auteur appelle dans son avant-propos le "charlatanisme de l'esprit". Grimm, pourtant très critique des qualités de la pièce dans sa Correspondance philosophique, ajoute par honnêteté : "C'est que, malgré tous ces défauts, les prôneurs sont un ouvrage plein d'esprit, plein de traits heureux, et où l'on trouvera même quelques situations et des scènes entières d'un effet fort piquant." NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition Bound in full morocco navy late nineteenth signed fields. viij, 87pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Claus Frees Hornemans Prøve=Oversættelse af det gamle Testaments Skrivter som indeholder Profeten Michah med gorklarende Omskrivning of Anmærkninger for lærde og ulærde. + Anhang til sin Prøve-Oversættelse af Profeten Michae

      Kjøbenhavn 1777 - (8)+227+(10)+XX+224+(2) sider p. Minimale fejl på permer Indbundet i et meget fint saamtifig hellæder med 5 ophøjede bånd, meget rig gulddedekoration og titelfelt med guldtryk på ryg. Helt rent of smukt eksemplar

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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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        Opera quae supersunt omnia

      

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Baumgartner 1

      First edition of Howard's masterwork, bringing to the public's attention as no-one before had ever done the horrific conditions in England's prisons, and so undergirding the major reforms of criminal law and its punishments then just commencing. Contemporary speckled calf, lightly rubbed, yellow edges, the joints cracked, else a very good, clean; with the three folding plates. Printed by William Eyres, and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington, 1777.

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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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        Choix des mémoires de l'Academie Royale des inscriptions et belles-lettres.

      T. Becket & P. Elmsly, 1777. Sole edition thus: Three-volume set of selected pieces from the Histoire et mémoires de l'Académie, a massive collection of French-language commentary and criticism on Greek and Latin classics. The printing of the Histoire et mémoires commenced in 1717 and ran through 1809, with the total number of volumes coming to 51; the present compilation offers especially noteworthy treatises from the beginning of the series through 1763. The third volume includes two plates and one oversized, folding plate reproducing two inscriptions and a frieze, engraved by E. Malpas. ~> Uncommon outside of Great Britain's libraries.

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        MÉMOIRES DE LA GUERRE D'ITALIE depuis l'Année 1733, jusqu'en 1736, par un ancien Militaire qui s'est trouvé à toutes les Actions de ces trois fameuses Campagnes.

      Duchesne, 1777. in-16, pp. 300, (4), bella leg. p. pelle coeva con tass. e fregi oro al d. Tagli rossi. Risguardi in carta dec. Con 3 gr. tavv. ripp. al fine raffiguranti la pianta del castello di Milano (fasi dell'attacco), il piano della battaglia di Guastalla con la dislocazione delle forze armate tra il Po e la città, il piano della battaglia di Parma. Breve strappo lungo una piegatura della carta di Guastalla. Ottimo esempl. Molto raro. [037]

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        Dictionnaire universel des sciences morale, economique, politique et diplomatique; ou Bibliotheque de l'homme-d'etat et du citoyen. . .

      Londres Neuchatel: Libraires Associes -1783 1777 - FIRST EDITION. 30 volumes, 4to. (248 x 190mm.) Half-titles, folding letterpress tables. Contemporary mottled calf, black and citron morocco spine labels (a little rubbed). ROBINET, Jean-Baptiste-Rene, (1735-1820) was a french natural scientist, most celebrated for his "De la Nature" (1761-8), considered an important precursor to Darwin and editor with Pancoucke of the supplementary volumes of Diderot's Encyclopédie. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Verzeichniss der gefangenen Christen, welche die, in gesammten kaiserlich-königlichen Erblanden, des durchlauchtigsten Erzhauses von Oesterreich, .theils in den afrikanischen Plätzen, fürnehmlich: zu Algier, Maschera, und Tripoli; theils in der europäischen und asiatischen Türkey .Vienna, Schulz-Gastheim ('gedruckt mit Schulzisch-Gastheimischen Schriften'), [1780]. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee Franz Joseph I, prince of Liechtenstein, on verso of the title-page. Sewn.

      - Cf RGG VI, col. 1040. Printed lists containing the names of all 81 Austrian Christian prisoners set free between the years 1777 and 1780, after years of suffering in Muslim prisons around the Mediterranean, at the intervention of the Austrian Barefoot Order, part of the Trinitarian Order, which was established in 1198 by Jean de Matha and Felix de Valois. The frontispiece shows a Barefoot monk paying the ransom money to a Muslim sultan. Scattered library stamps of the Stadliches Museum in Salzburg, including cancel stamp; first 2 ll. dog-eared. A good copy.

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        Historisch-kritische Nachrichten von Italien, welche eine Beschreibung dieses Landes der Sitten, Regierungsform, Handlung, des Zustandes der Wissenschaften und insonderheit der Werke der Kunst enthalten.

      Leipzig, C.Fritsch, - 1777 - 2. viel vermehrte u. durchgehend verbesserte Aufl. 3 Bände. 8°. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 3 gestochenen Titelvignetten. Halbleder der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern und leichter Rückenvergoldung, (Rückenschilder von Bd. 1 andersfarbig als von Bd. 2 und 3, etwas berieben, Vordergelenk von Bd. 1 restauriert). Slg. Kippenberg 1642; Tresoldi 44; Engelmann 600. - Zweite, stark verbesserte und vermehrte Ausgabe des im 18. Jahrhundert maßgeblichen Italienführers, der auch von Goethe auf dessen Italienreise genutzt wurde. Dieser schrieb 1787 an Charlotte von Stein: " Ich lese jetzt des guten, trocknen Volckmanns zweyten Theil, um mir zu notiren, was ich noch nicht gesehen." (Kippenberg). - "Ein Reisender, der feine Empfindung genug hat, um durch die Schönheiten, woran die Natur in Italien so reich ist, und welche die Kunst übertreffen, gerührt zu werden, der trifft in diesem Lande eine Menge von Scenen an, welche ihm die größte Abwechslung bieten." (Einleitung Bd. 1). - Mehrfach mit privatem Besitzstempel gestempelt, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst gutes, dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Londinensis; or, plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London; with their places of growth and times of flowering; their several names according to Linnaeus and other authors: with a particular description of each plant in Latin and English. To which are added, their several uses in medicine, agriculture, rural oeconomy, and other arts.

      London, printed for the author, - 1777 - 2 Bde. Fol. Mit gestochener Titelvignette und 435 Kupferstichen auf 432 Tafeln. Halbleder im Stil der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - Nissen BBI 439; Stafleu & Cowan 1286; Sitwell p. 54; De Belder 86. - "A splendid work.(Sitwell). - Die schönen, sehr detaillierten Kupferstiche von Darton, Sowerby, Kilburn, Swan etc. nach Vorlagen von Sydenham Edwards, Kilburn and Sowerby. - Enthält die Register zu den Teilen 1-3 und 5-6. - Das vorliegende Werk wird auf Grund seines umfassenden Materials auch als erste farbig illustrierte Flora Englands bezeichnet. - Es fehlen 6 Textblätter (Ligustrum vulgare; Melissa nepeta; Stachys arvensis; Spergula arvensis; Agrimonia empatoria; Bidens tripartita). Ohne das Gesamtregister. - Titel zu Bd. 2 an den Rändern verstärkt, wenige Tafeln leicht knickfaltig, in der 1. Lieferung Tafel 53 etwas knapp beschnitten. In Bd. 1 ein handschriftliches alphabetisches Register zusätzlich. - Insgesamt sehr gutes, fast fleckenfreies Exempla mit allen Tafeln. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rare 1777 Revolutionary War soldier's letter written from Stillwater, NY regarding the Battle of Saratoga writes about 6000 or 7000 British troops-the enemy came with about 150 men and attacked our guard near our lines...many killed and wounded on both sides

      Rare Revolutionary War letter written at the Battle of Bemis Heights Oct. 7th, 1777. The letter was datelined Stillwater Oct. 7th, 1777, and describes a part of the battle when 150 men attacked our guard near our lines... Our men reinforced and fought them about two hours and drove them back through part of their lines... many killed and wounded on both sides... The nest day our army pursued and continued firing all Thursday morning" This is a very historic letter, with insight into the battle that turned the tide during the Revolutionary War, in America's favor. Please view the entire letter in scans. There is also unit information, along with the names of soldier's involved in the campaign on the back of the letterThe letter was written to Eastman's mother, or Daniel Eastman, his brother.Thomas Eastman was born in Newton, NH Oct. 11, 1740, and died Oct 17th, 1828 at Newbury, Vt., at the age of 88

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        Elémens de physique théorique et expérimentale pour servir de suite à la description et usage d'un cabinet de physique expérimentale...

      P., Gueffier, 1777, 4 vol. in 8°, ill. de 25 planches gravées dépl. d'instruments de physique, demi-basane époque, coins usés, tr. rouges. Edition originale. Disciple de l'abbé Nollet et maître de Fourcroy, l'auteur cite souvent ses expériences et son enseignement mais il cite aussi celle d'autres savants: Newton, Boyle, Bernoulli, Ingenhousz, Guericke, etc... On doit à Sigaud de La Fond la substitution du verre à la résine en tant qu'isolant dans les machines électriques, et au cours d'une expérience qu'il fit en 1776 avec Macquer, il reconnut que la combustion de l'hydrogène produisait de l'eau.

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        Carte du Territoire de Bresce Suivant le Plan drefsé sur les lieux.

      Remondini, 1777. Incisione in rame, dipinta a mano d'epoca ai confini, 660x445. Tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Topographische Nachrichten Von Lief - Und Ehstland Vol. II

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1777. Hardcover. Very good +. [16], 544, 84, [3] p. 20 cm. 10 fold-out plates - 9 illustrations and plans with 1 music score. Some tables within text. Rebound in burgundy leather spine with marbled paper boards. New endpapers. Damp stain to bottom corner of text block edge not affecting pages. Some light foxing and page browning. Overall very neat and clean. Topographische Nachrichten von Lief und Estland Vols. I to III were published between 1774 and 1782 in Riga. Discusses the history and geography of Livonia and Estonia. German text.

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        Abhandlung von der unentbehrlichen Nothwendigkeit der sämmtlichen Kammeral=Wissenschaften in einem weisen Staate; Abhandlung von einigen allgemeinen Krankheiten der Pferde, und den täglich bey derer Heilung sich hier zu Lande äußernden Fehlern, aus eigenen Erfahrungenm und Prüfungen geschrieben von Leopold von Hartmann.

      Burghausen + München, gedruckt bey Leopold Klatzinger + zu finden bey Joh. Nepom. Fritz, (1777). - 32; (33)-63 S., br. -- Baader 536. Hamberger, Meusel III, 447. Humpert 664. - ". beyder Rechte Licentiate, und auf der churfürstl. hochen Universität zu Ingolstadt Repet. ."-- [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les dernières aventures du jeune d'Olban ; fragment des Amours alsaciennes.

      Sans lieu, Sans nom, 1777. ____ Première édition et premier tirage. Très rare. C'est le premier ouvrage écrit par Ramond de Carbonnière Selon Escoffier, il est "à peu près introuvable". Cet ouvrage a été réédité en 1829 par Charles Nodier, qui écrivait que Les dernières Aventures du jeune d'Olban "reparurent douze ans plus tard sous le titre de 'Chant de Schwartzbourg', et une troisième fois, au commencement de ce siècle, sous leur titre primitif. Aucune de ces éditions, qui ne sont peut-être pas les seules, n'a laissé de trace, ni dans les journaux littéraires, ni dans la bibliographie, ni dans le commerce". Il existe deux types d'exemplaires de l'édition originale de 1777, présentant de nombreuses variantes dans le texte et dans la typographie. L'un porte sur la page de titre : "Yverdon, De l'Imprimerie de la Soc. Litt. et Typ.", et l'autre est sans indication de lieu, ni d'imprimeur et sans feuillet d'errata. Il s'agit du premier tirage car les fautes n'y sont pas corrigées. Labarère, 1214. Escoffier, Le mouvement romantique 10. Une cote de bibliothèque sur le bas de la page de titre. Les papiers des plats de la reliure ont été refaits. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : 144 pp. Demi-veau brun, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Aussicht der Stadt Frankfurt am Mayn von der Wald Seite. Vue de la Ville de Francfort sur le Meyn du Coté de la forret. Ansicht von Frankfurt am Main vom Stadtwald im Süden aus, im Vordergrund Schäfer und Bauern mit Hunden. Kupferstich von und nach Koller 1777

      Frankfurt/M: ohne Verlegerangabe 1777 - großer Original-Kupferstich von und nach Koller (in der Platte signiert) auf rückseitig unbedrucktem Büttenblatt mit dekorativen großen Wasserzeichen, bildliche Darstellung ca. 21,5 x 46 cm, Blattgröße ca. 29 x 47 cm (jeweils Höhe x Breite), Papier altersbedingt leicht gebräunt, rückseitig alte Montagespuren (war gerahmt und wurde von uns zur Prüfung der Echtheit ausgerahmt), ansonsten sauber und bemerkenswert gut erhalten, sehr selten und für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar, museal - großer und/oder schwerer Artikel mit zusätzlichen Kosten für Versand und Versicherung - heavy and/or oversized item with additional costs for shipping and insurance - please ask us before you order this article 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Vie privée et criminelle d'Antoine-François Desrues contenant les particularités de sa jeunesse, ses mauvaises inclinations, son insigne hypocrisie; & le détail des manoeuvres abominables & des crimes atroces commis, de dessein prémédité, par ce scélérat, envers la Dame de Lamotte & son fils.

      à Avignon, et se trouve à Paris, chez Cailleau, 1777, in 12, de 130pp., portrait gravé en front., demi-veau bleu XIXe, coiffes et charnières frottées, petite restauration à deux ff. sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale. 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 en fit 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. ¶ Barbier IV.973.

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        Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen

      London: Printed for T. Longman, 1777. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen: being the remaining part of the observations and experiments of the late Mr. William Hewson, F. R. S. and Teacher of Anatomy. By Magnus Falconar, Surgeon, and Teacher of Anatomy. xxi, [3], 144, [8] pp., 4 plates. Contemporary half leather, boards detached, browned throughout. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, inkstamp to title.Garrison-Morton 1102; Norman 1069 (vols I and II only); Wellcome III, p.259. - RARE FIRST EDITION in book form of Vol. III; Hewson advanced knowledge of blood during the 1770s, when the microscope was little used because of distortions caused by compound lenses. Hewson used a single lens, and discovered a satisfactory way to mount "wet" specimens on slides, and so was able to ascertain the role of fibrogen, and give the first valid account of coagulation; to give the first account of the anatomy and production of lymphatics, and to describe clearly the three parts of the blood. - The third volume was published posthumously by Magnus Falconer. 3. Good.

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        Missale parisiense, illustrissimi et reverendissimi in Christo patris D.D. Caroli-Gaspar-Guillelmi de Vintilille, è comitibus Massiliae du Luc, parisiensis archiepiscopi, ducis sancti spiritus commendatoris, auctoritate, ac venerabilis ejusdem ecclesiae capituli consensu, editum

      Edition adorned with a sticker bearing the arms of the Ventimiglia Luke title page, numerous scores for organs, as well as a full page engraving signed C. Le Brun depicting Christ in croix.Texte in two columns, recorded in a double frame. Full sheepskin blond ice early nineteenth. Back to six nerves, six small florets to entrenerfs (divine symbol, liturgical attributes ...), wide golden lace down the back, play red morocco. Gilt on cups and caps wheels. All marbled. Scuffs. Staunch fighter Jansenists Parisian Ventimiglia Luke was named archbishop of Paris in 1729 he was an effective continuation of the liturgical reform, issuing a Breviary, a Processional and this Missal. His lyrics were so successful that they were also adopted in other French and foreign dioceses. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Sumptibus Bibliopolarum Usuum Parisiensum Parisiis (Paris) 1777 in-folio (25,5x41cm) 76pp. ; 684pp. (mal pag. 584pp.) 32pp. ; cliij (1) relié

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        Spirito delle leggi del signore di Montesquieu con le note dell'Antonio Genovesi.

      Domenico Terres negoziante di libri, 1777. 4 vol. in 12, antip. f.t. con ritr. dell'a. e 1 tav. f.t. con ritratto del Genovesi, entrambe incise da S. Giampiccoli; p. XVI - 364 (omesse le p. 161-164, errori di paginazione da p. 289 in poi), XV [ma XVI] 319 [1 b.], XVI - 310 [1 c. b.], 366 [1 c. b.] (collazione identica ad es. in ICCU), caratteristica cartonatura (xilografata) coeva con tass. di carta al dorso, lievi fioriture dovute al tipo di carta ma es. in ottimo stato di conservazione, ad ampi margini. Cat. Einaudi n. 3997. - In ICCU sono censite due tirature di questa edizione originale che si differenziano per l'accuratezza della numerazione delle pagine; anche sul mercato antiquario si rintracciano due diverse descrizioni bibliografiche di quest'opera sia per il numero di pagine che per il nome dell'incisore. Prima edizione del commento del Genovesi, stampata da Terres a otto anni dalla morte dell'autore. Una traduzione dello Spirito delle leggi era uscita parzialmente ad opera di Mecatti nel 1750, ma l'operazione era stata interrotta dalla censura. Terres, che possedeva il manoscritto del Genovesi, nel 1777 riuscì ad ottenere il permesso di stampa dell'opera commentata, con l'aggiunta di operette ad essa relative quali l'elogio di D'Alembert ad opera di Montesquieu, la Difesa dello Spirito delle leggi di J. Fontane de la Roche, il Ringraziamento sincero attribuito a Voltaire etc. Ottime condizioni

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        STORIA ECCLESIASTICA

      1777. Religione - Edizioni Antiche " Titolo: STORIA ECCLESIASTICA Autore: FLEURY CARLO Editore: Vincenzo Pazzini Carli Anno di stampa: 1777 - 1792 44397 FLEURY CARLO STORIA ECCLESIASTICA DAGLI ATTI DEGLI APOSTOLI AL 1595 E CONTINUATA SINO ALL'ANNO 1750 Siena, Vincenzo Pazzini Carli, 1777 - 1792. Grande opera in formato16ø,completa di 63 volumi di circa 400 pagine cadauno con il ritratto del Conte Carlo Firmian, cui l'opera Š dedicata, e 65 vignette (cm. 8 x 6), il tutto inciso su rame da Agostino Costa. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso con angoli in pelle e piatti con carta marmorizzata. Tutte le legature presentano fori di tarlo ai dorsi ed all?interno delle risguardie senza pregiudicarne mai la lettura del testo e delle tavole incise, timbri di antica biblioteca principesca piemontese, estinta. Nel complesso i testi sono ottimamente conservati ma le legature sono bisognose di piccoli restauri conservativi. ? 1200 "

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        Mechanica fluidorum; sive De aequilibrio et motu corporum fluidorum tractatus.

      Stecchi & Pagani, Florence 1777 - 4to (249 x180 mm). xxiv, 237, [3] pp., including first and final blank and 18 folding engraved plates bound at the end. Contemporary half calf, spine titled in gilt (extremities rubbed, corners worn and bumped). Text clean and crisp. Provenance: Library of the Navy Department (bookplate and discarded stamp to front pastedown, old stamp to title-page). ---- Riccardi, 215/n. 7; Dionisotti, Vercellesi illustri, p. 94; Poggendorff, I/366. - FIRST EDITION of a fine printing on hydrostatics and hydraulics, which demonstrates the author's extensive knowledge of the classical works by Bernoulli, Huygens, and d'Alembert. The first part is dealing with atmospheric pressure and the barometer. Cametti (1711-1789) was professor for geometry and mechanics at the University of Pisa for four decades. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches historiques et geographiques sur le Nouveau-Monde

      The rare first edition with eight illustrations (Chinese coins and medals, Buddha) and a large folding map of Siberia and the river Lena. Contemporary marbled sheep, spine in compartments, roulette to head and foot, brown morocco title-piece. Triple fillet frame. Small lack at head. Wormhole to foot of upper joint, two corners rubbed. Headpieces, joints, and corners scraped. A very good, fresh copy.An important essay on the origins of the peoples of the American continent (North and South). The author uses several approaches to pruduce a powerful comparative study of languages (most notably those of the islands of South-East Asia, Mexico and Peru), dress and traditions. Scherer's conclusion, notably relying on Classical literature and various accounts of voyages, is that the people of the Americas had several different migratory origins, including Chinese, African and Asian tribes. North America, and especially Alaska, received several waves of migration from the Bering Strait, via Kamchatka, and from Asia.  Chez Brunet à Paris 1777 in-8 (12,5x20,2cm) xii (2f.) 352pp. relié

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        Observations on Modern Gardening, illustrated by Descriptions. The fourth edition.

      Printed for T. Payne & Son. 1777 [8], 257 [1]pp. 8vo. Full contemp. speckled calf, gilt ruled border & bands, red morocco label; a little rubbed, corners sl. bumped. v.g.ESTC T79315. Thomas Whately, 1726-72, was an English politician serving as secretary to the treasury in George Grenville's administration and as secretary of State under Lord North. Whately however, is best known for his treatise on gardening which was, prior to the writings of Walpole and Repton, the most comprehensive work on the theory and practice of English landscape gardening. Thomas Jefferson, while researching for his own garden designs at Monticello, walked around the gardens of English country homes with a copy of Whately in his hands. Jefferson wrote of Whately: 'While his descriptions in point of style are models of perfect elegance and classical correctness, they are as remarkable for their exactness. I always walked over the gardens with his book in my hand, examined with attention the particular spots he described, found them so justly characterised by him as to be easily recognised, and saw with wonder, that his fine imagination had never been able to seduce him from the truth'.

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        De optimo Reipublicae statu, deque nova insula Utopia, libri duo... [and], Moriae Enkomion: Stultitiae laudatio.

      London and Paris: Barbou, 1777. Duodecimo, with a frontispiece to the first work; contemporary dark green morocco, sides bordered and spine panelled in gilt, all edges gilt. The attractive Barbou edition of Utopia, bound with the matching edition of Erasmus' Praise of Folly.The friendship between More and Erasmus (1469-1536) is one of the great scholarly alliances: one of the greatest humanist scholars of sixteenth century Europe, Erasmus was hugely influential in the writing and publishing of More's Utopia. Erasmus' Moriae Enkomion, which he claimed to have written in a week whilst staying at More's London house, was first published in 1511. It is an ironically approving dissection of human society given from the perspective of the goddess 'Stultitia' or Folly. The common translation of the work as 'The Praise of Folly' removes Erasmus' original pun: 'The Praise of More'. Although not strictly an imaginary voyage nor utopia, its use of irony influenced More's elusive style in Utopia. Joints chafed and head of spine slightly chipped.

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