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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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        Les Incas: ou la Destruction de l'Empire de Perou. 2 vols.

      Paris, chez Lacombe. 1777 [4], 364, [2]pp; xii, 321, [1]p, half titles, engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved plates by de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau, Née and Simonet, after designs by Jean Michel Moreau Le Jeune. 12mo. A very clean copy; sl. waterstain to blank upper margin of one plate, small tear without loss to leading edge of first titlepage. Full contemporary English sprinkled calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, gilt vol. numbers. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar. v.g.The First Edition of Marmontel's philosophical novel, one of a number of 18th century dramatic and fictional representations of the Aztec and Inca civilizations, inspired by translations of Spanish chronicles of the conquistadores. Written from the perspective of the Incas it adopted a strong anti-Spanish stance, and like Frederick and Great and Graun's earlier Montezuma of 1755 he uses the allegory of Pizarro's ruthless conquest of Peru to speak out in defence of freedom or religion. Marmontel dedicated the work to Gustav III, King of Sweden, although a Swedish edition did not appear until 1795.

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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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        A perspective view of an Engine upon an entire new construction for draining mines, collieries, fenny and marsh lands, &c.

      London printed for and sold by Carington Bowles, Published as the Act directs 25 March 1777. N.o

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        Reise nach dem Nordpol. Auf Befehl Ihro Königl. Großbrittannischen Majestät. Unternommen im Jahr 1773. Von C. J. Phips, aus dem Englischen, Mit Zusätzen und Anmerkungen von Herrn Landvogt Engel. Mit Kufern

      Bern: typographische Gesellschaft 1777 Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, gerippter Rücken mit Goldprägung, rotes Schildchen, Vorsatz blau marmoriert, roter Buchschnitt, 25 x 21,5 cm, [8], X+122 (Einleitung), [1] (Kupferstich Tab. VIII), [12] (Vorrede des Herausgebers, 3 gefaltete Kupferkarten, Erkl. d. 3. Karte), 304, [2] (Druckfehler), 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln als Tab. I-II, Kupferstiche mit Booten, Krebsen u.a. Meerestieren als Tab. III-VII, innen zahlreiche gefaltete Karten und Kupferstiche, Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, auf Vorderseite kleiner Riss, innen sauber und breitrandig, nahezu tadelloser Zustand.Arktis, Forschungsreise

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        Captain James Cook, F.R.S.

      London: William Strahan & Cadell, 1777. Engraved portrait, 265 x 200 mm. Fine portrait of Cook after William Hodges. This oval head-and-shoulders portrait of the navigator as a young man was commissioned from the engraver Basire to be used as the frontispiece of the official account of the second voyage. There were numerous later versions, hence the familiarity of the image. Fine condition.

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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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        The Seaman's Daily Assistant, being a short, easy and plain method of keeping a journal at sea

      London, printed: Philadelphia, re-printed: J. Crukshank, 1777. Quarto bound in twos. (8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches). [8], 160 pp. Minor losses reinstated. Expertly bound to style in half tree calf and period marbled paper covered boardsFirst American edition: the first book on practical navigation printed in the United States.Haselden's Seaman's Daily Assistant was first published in London in 1757, and Adams and Waters record some 15 London and one Dublin editions prior to this very rare first American edition. Haselden is described on the title as "Late Teacher of Mathematics in the Royal Navy."The work includes a table of difference of latitude to each degree, instructions for working out position according to Mercator, tables of high water, the suns ascension and declination, and the positions of the stars, rules for laying a course, and other matters of great and practical nautical importance.His text was of a practical nature intended as a guide for sailors, which explains the work's rarity, as well as the fact that few extant copies are found complete or in good condition. ESTC lists copies in only 7 libraries; the last complete example to appear at auction sold in the Frank Streeter sale for $21,600 (Christie's New York, April 16, 2007, lot 258)."One of the earliest navigation manuals, if not the first, to carry an American imprint" (Campbell).Campbell, Practical Navigator, page 14; Evans 15360; Hildeburn 3555.

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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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