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        A voyage round the world, in His Britannic Majesty's sloop, Resolution.

      London B. White J. Robson P. Elmsly and G. Robinson 1777 - 2 volumes, 4to., large folding engraved map as frontispiece to vol. I, with errata slip to vol. I bound at rear. (Title-pages spotted, that for vol. I with old paper repair to lower edge, sporadic, mainly light spotting throughout.) Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, red speckled edges (rebacked, spines gilt with morocco lettering pieces, extremities very lightly rubbed). Provenance: Stephen G. Hillman, his ownership signature dated 1792 to upper margin of title-page of vol. I and initials to title-page vol. II; the Dean & Chapter's Library Norwich, their bookplate to front pastedown of each volume and heraldic shield in gilt to boards. First edition of the first published account of Cook's second voyage. 'An important and necessary addition to Cook's voyages' (Hill). The author and his father, Johann Reinhold Forster, sailed as naturalists on the Resolution. During this second voyage Cook made the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, discovered the South Sandwich Islands and dispelled the idea of a great southern continent. Although originally it was intended that the elder Forster would write the official account of the voyage, a dispute with the Admiralty arose over payment and this unofficial account written by father and son was issued in March 1777 under the son's name, some six weeks before Cook's official account of the voyage. 'For all the controversy A Voyage round the World is an interesting and important account that complements the official one with facts and astute observations on the human side of the voyage' (Rosove). Hill 625; Beddie 1248; Kroepelien 450; Sabin 25134. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript document from a "Committee" of Sudbury, Mass., appointed to estmate the "services of the several inhabitants [of Sudbury] ? in the present war with Great Britain from the 19th April, 1775 [Battle of Concord], to the present time"

      [Sudbury, Mass.] 1777 - One page, folio. With three smaller related pieces, one dated March 1777. Folio (39.3 x 31 cm.). Paying the Minute Men of Sudbury. A calculation of the services of the Sudbury militia who contributed greatly to the defense of the surrounding communities, begining with the Battle after Lexington & Concord, on, 19 April, 1775. The estimates are divided by communties served, and the length of service "in order that the burthen may be more equal among he several inhabitants?" The fnal paragraphe gives guidelines for the compensation of those who have"'hired men to perform any of the above services at a time when there was an actual levy for men?". Old folds, central horizontal fold splitting, some foxing One page, folio. With three smaller related pieces, one dated March 1777. Folio (39.3 x 31 cm.)

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        Nouveaux Voyages dans l'Amérique septentrionale, contenant une collection de lettres écrites sur les lieux, par l'auteur, à son ami, M. Douin, Chevalier, Capitaine dans les troupes du Roi, ci-devant son camarade dans le nouveau Monde.

      Amsterdam (Paris), Changuion, 1777, 1 volume, in-8, relié, XVI-392 p.. Seconde édition, gravure en frontispice, Armoiries gravées de Philippe de Limbourg, trois gravures hors texte dont une dépliante, le frontispice et les trois gravures sont de Saint Aubin gravées par divers, notes au bas des pages. Reliure d'époque, plein veau glacé vert, dos lisse orné de filets en chaînette dorés formant caissons, fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches jaunes, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, guirlande dorée sur les coupes, mors du premier plat fendu, infime usure à deux angles, accident à la coiffe supérieure, intérieur très blanc. Relation du troisième voyage de Bossu en Amérique du nord et centrale, concerne la Louisiane, Saint Domingue et Cuba, la dernière lettre parle de l'esclavage et de la vente en public des esclaves noirs, l'auteur en fut profondément choqué. bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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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?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spirito delle Leggi del signore di Montesquieu con le note dell'abate Antonio Genovesi

      Domenico Terres negoziante di libri, -1777. 130x200mm 4 voll Minime, naturali imperfezioni Pregevoli frontespizi con marche tipografiche e tavole incise da C. Pignatari.

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        Mémoire du Cardinal de Retz contenant ce qui s'est passé de remarquable en France pendant les premières années du regne de Louis XIV. Nouvelle édition exactement revue & corrigée

      Geneve Fabry & Barillot 1777 6Six volumes grand in-12, veau blond marbré d'époque, dos à nerfs ornés de motifs dorés, tranches rouges, quelques coiffes restaurées. Les quatre premiers volumes concernent les mémoires de Retz, La conjuration de Fiesque et autres. Les tomes cinq & six, les mémoires de Guy Joli, suivi d'un Mémoire concernant le Cardinal de Retz et les mémoires de Madame la Duchesse de Nemours

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        Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz, contenant. Ce qui s'est passé de remarquable en France pendant les premieres années du regne de Louis XIV. Nouvelle édition exactement revue & corrigée (4 volumes). Mémoires de Guy Joli, conseiller au Châtelet de Paris suivis d'un mémoire concernant le Cardinal de Retz, extrait d'une histoire manuscrite, composée par Claude Joli, Chanoine de l'Eglise de Paris : et Mémoires de Madame la Duchesse de Nemours. Nouvelle éditionn exactement revue & corrigée (2 tomes).

      Chez Fabry & Barillot, 6 volumes en tout, 1777, 6 volumes de 10x17 cm environ, (1) ff., xxiv pp., 472 pp., (1) ff., (1) ff., 510 pp., (1) ff., - (1) ff., 500 pp., - (1) ff., 480 pp., (1) ff., - (1) ff., 501 pp., (1) ff., - (1) ff., 489 pp., (1) ff., reliures plein veau marbré fauve, dos lisses avec pièces de titre rouges, pièces de tomaison havane, ornés de titres, fleurons et roulettes dorés, un filet doré sur les coupes, plats encadrés par un filet en creux, gardes et tranches marbrées de couleurs. Quelques trous de ver sur le dos et les mors, 2 coins un peu émoussés, frottements sur les coiffes et coins, erreurs de pagination sur 2 volumes, petite mouillure dans la marge inférieure du tome II, bon état pour le reste.

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        JOURNAL DU SECOND VOYAGE DU CAPITAINE COOK, SUR LES VAISSEAUX LA RESOLUTION & L'AVENTURE; ENTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE S. M. BRITANNIQUE, DANS LES ANNEES 1774 & 1775.

      1777A AMSTERDAM ET SE TROUVE A PARIS. CHEZ PISSOT, LIBRAIRE. NYON, LIBRAIRE. 1777.IN-8 (13 X 20 X 4,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + XIX + (1) ET 546 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, TRANCHES ROUGES. SANS LA CARTE. PREMIERE RELATION FRANCAISE DU SECOND VOYAGE DE COOK, PUBLIEE DIX-HUIT MOIS AVANT L'EDITION OFFICIELLE, ET CONTENANT DES DETAILS QUI NE SERONT PAS REPRIS DANS LES EDITIONS POSTERIEURES. L'AUTEUR DE CETTE RELATION, JOHN MARRA, CANONNIER A BORD DU VAISSEAU "LA RESOLUTION", AVAIT DU PUBLIE SON OUVRAGE ANONYMEMENT, LE REGLEMENT DE L'AMIRAUTE INTERDISANT AUX MEMBRES DES EXPEDITIONS D'UTILISER LE JOURNAL DE BORD A LEUR PROFIT PERSONNEL. PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT MORS INFERIEUR, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE.

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        Mémoires concernant l'Histoire, les Sciences, les Arts, les Moeurs, les Usages, etc des Chinois. TOME II

      CHEZ NYON L'Ainé. 1777. In-4 Carré. Relié plein cuir. Très bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 650 pages. 3 cartes dépliantes en noir et blanc, hors-texte. 34 planches de figures, dessins, gravures et tableaux, en noir et blanc, hors-texte. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Relié plein cuir veau marron. Tranches rouges. Titre, tomaison et caissons dorés sur le dos à 5 nerfs. Encadrements à 3 liserets dorés sur les plats de couverture. Quelques légères épidermures. L'Antiquité des Chinois - Carte de la Chine partagée en 9 Tcheou ou Provinces, par le Grand Yu, après l'immortel ouvrage de l'Ecoulement des Eaux - Carte des 15 Royaumes qui partageaient la Chine sous les Tcheou, et dont les usages sont décrits dans les Poésies du Ché-King - Carte de la Chine divisée en 15 principaux Royaumes dans les Tems appelés par les Chinois, les Tems du Tchun-tsieou - Remarques sur un écrit concernant les Chinois - Sur les Vers à Soie Sauvages - Sur les Cotonniers - Sur le Bambou - Le Jardin de Sée-Ma-Kouang ...

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        Affaires de l'Angleterre et de l'Amérique. [GUERRE D'INDEPENDANCE DES AMERIQUES].

      Anvers [Paris, Pissot] 1777-1779 6 In-8 Brochés6 fascicules in-8 numérotés XVIII à XXI et LVIII -LIX. Notre exemplaire se compose ainsi : Vol. 1 : cahier XVIII : pp. 57 à 88 et cxxxiii à clxxvi ; vol. 2 : cahier XIX : pp. 89 à 120 et clxxvii à ccxviii, (1) f.bl., 11 pp. de table et index ; vol. 3 : cahier XX : pp. 121 à 160 et ccxix à ccliv ; vol. 4 : cahier XXI : 32 pp., lii pp. ; vol. 5 : cahier LVIII : pp. clxi à ccxlviii ; vol. 6 : cahier LIX : pp. 257 à 288, pp. ccxlix à ccliv, manquent les pp. cclv à cclxiv, pp. cclxv à ccxc, (1) f. d'avis. 82 livraisons furent publiées.Conservés dans les brochures bleues imprimées d'origine (à l'adresse de Pissot), quelques usures aux couvertures. Non rognés. Reliures de l'époque.RARISSIME REUNION DE SIX LIVRAISONS DE CETTE PUBLICATION CONSACREE A LA DEFENSE DE L'INDEPENDANCE DES AMERICAINS, TEMOIN DE LA GUERRE D'INDEPENDANCE DES ETATS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE ET ANNONCIATEUR DE LA REVOLUTION FRANÇAISE.Le présent périodique fut fondé et rédigé par Edme-Jacques Genet, chef du Bureau des interprètes au Ministère des Affaires étrangères, sous le contrôle du ministre Vergennes. « C'est un recueil chronologique de faits et de discussions pour servir à l'Histoire politique de l'Angleterre et de ses colonies. »Dès le mois d'août 1776, les documents ayant donné naissance aux Etats Unis d'Amérique voyagent outre-Atlantique et sont traduits pour les lecteurs français, ceci treize ans avant que la France ne connaisse sa propre révolution. Précieux exemplaire de cette rare publication politique conservé dans la plus enviable des conditions, broche, a toutes marges, avec les couvertures bleues d'éditeur.Emouvante provenance d'un « père fondateur » des Etats-Unis d'Amérique du Nord : mention manuscrite « Henry Drayton, membre député de la Caroline, auprès des États-Unis d'Amérique » sur les couvertures des deux cahiers datés 1778. Leclerc, Bibliotheca Americana, 2464 ; Barbier, Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes, I, 76.***Scarce collection of six issues of this publication dedicated to the defence of the independence of Americans, witness of the independence war of the United States of America and sign that French revolution is on its way.A precious copy of this scarce political publication preserved in the most enviable condition, in wrappers, uncut, with the blue editor's covers.With a touching provenance of a "Founding Father" of the United Stated of North America.*** Très bon

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        Planisferio Celeste Meridionale Tagliato sull'Equatore

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

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        Opuscules de Physique, Animale et Végétale

      ...traduits de l'Italien, et augmenté d'une Introduction dans laquelle on fait connoître les decouvertes microscopiques dans les trois Règnes de la Nature...par Jean Senebier...On y a joint plusieurs Lettres relatives à ces Opuscules écrites...par Mr. Charles Bonnet & par d'autres Naturalistes célébres. Six folding engraved plates. 4 p.l., cxxiv, 255, [1] pp.; 1 p.l., [2], 405, [3] pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, flat spines gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Geneva: B. Chirol, 1777. [with]:--. Expériences sur la Digestion de l'Homme et de différentes Espèces d'Animaux...Avec des Considérations sur sa Méthode de faire des Expériences, & les Conséquences pratiques qu'on peut tirer en Médecine de ses découvertes; par Jean Senebier. 1 p.l., cxlix, [1], 320 pp. 8vo, binding as above. Geneva: B. Chirol, 1783. A most attractive set, bound uniformly with the spines numbered "Tom I, II, III." I. First edition in French (1st ed., in Italian: 1776) of one of Spallanzani's most important works, containing "five reports that displayed unexcelled experimental skill, remarkable powers of observation and lucid literary talent."-D.S.B., XII, p. 557-(& see pp. 557-58 for a full discussion of this book's contents). The first volume contains Spallanzani's refutation of Needham's theories on spontaneous generation. The main treatise in the second volume confirmed and extended Leeuwenhoek's observations on spermatozoa and refuted Buffon's concepts of their nature and origin. II. First edition in French of Senebier's translation of Spallanzani's important study on digestion (1st ed, in Italian: 1780). "Spallanzani confirmed earlier doctrines of the solvent property of the gastric juice and discovered the action of saliva in digestion."-Garrison-Morton 981 for the Italian edition. Fine copies with the contemporary armorial bookplate of "Mr. Chrétien de Treveneuc" in each volume. ❧ I. Garrison-Morton 102-(1st ed.)-"Later confutation of the theory of spontaneous generation. Spallanzani's conclusions were similar to those expressed by Pasteur nearly a century later." Neville, II, p. 499-"In the present treatise of chemical interest he demonstrated that the duration of heat necessary to render an organic infusion sterile varied with the type of microorganism. He hermetically seals his flasks and proved that if both the infusion and contained air had been sterilized, no living cells developed. The views of Buffon and J.T. Needham on spontaneous generation were thus overturned, paving the way for the research of Pasteur almost a century later." .

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        Les Passions du jeune Werther. Ouvrage traduit de l'allemand par M. Aubry.

      Manheim, et Paris, chez Pissot, 1777. In-8°, plein veau marbré, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). 220 pp. Edition originale de la première traduction française.Coiffes restaurées ; quelques rousseurs aux premiers et derniers feuillets.

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        Lettres sur les spectacles; avec une Histoire des ouvrages pour & contre les théâtres

      Paris Boudet 1777 2 volumes in-12 (165 x 95 mm). Maroquin rouge, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, un coin usé (reliure de l'époque). Belle édition des Lettres sur les spectacles et l'Histoire des ouvrages pour et contre les théâtres. Charles Desprez de Boissy (1730-1787) fut avocat au parlement de Paris et membre de plusieurs académies. Bel exemplaire en maroquin du temps. L'exemplaire de Brochant du Breuil, bibliophile du XVIIIe siècle; vente du 7 janvier 1779. Bibliothèque dramatique de monsieur de Soleinne, V, n°787 ; Cioranescu, XVIIIe siècle, I, n°23749.

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        Le quadrille des enfans (enfants), ou système nouveau de lecture. Quatrième édition

      Paris: Chez Couturier père, 1777. Couverture souple. Bon. In-8. 142 pages + approbation ( 1p.). Couverture factice reproduisant l'ancienne, 6 premières pages (introduction) mal coupées à la tranche avec petites pertes de texte, déchirures aux pages 13,15, 29 et 37 avec petites pertes de texte. Complet des 4 planches (88 figures). Quatrième édition (1ère en 1744, 2è en 1748, 3è en 1770). Méthode originale de lecture associant des sons à des images plutôt que l'épellation en usage.

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        Le quadrille des enfans (enfants), ou système nouveau de lecture. Quatrième édition

      Chez Couturier père, Paris 1777 - In-8. 142 pages + approbation ( 1p.). Couverture factice reproduisant l'ancienne, 6 premières pages (introduction) mal coupées à la tranche avec petites pertes de texte, déchirures aux pages 13,15, 29 et 37 avec petites pertes de texte. Complet des 4 planches (88 figures). Quatrième édition (1ère en 1744, 2è en 1748, 3è en 1770). Méthode originale de lecture associant des sons à des images plutôt que l'épellation en usage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Armide drame héroïque Mis en Musique par M. le Ch. Gluck. Représenté pour la première Fois par l'Académie Royale de Musique le 23 Septembre 1777.

      1777 1In-folio (323 x 250 mm), plein vélin teinté vert de l'époque, dos lisse (accrocs de vélin aux coiffes), (1) f. de titre, (1) f. de 'catalogue de musique Deslauriers', 279 p., entièrement gravé. Paris, Deslauriers, [1777]. Edition originale partagée avec le "Bureau du Journal de Musique" de cet opéra que Gluck considérait lui-même comme son chef-d'oeuvre et qu'il composa sur un livret de Philippe Quinault, d'après "Gerusalemme liberata" du Tasse, livret déjà mis en musique par Lully en 1685. Représenté pour la première fois le 23 septembre 1777 à l'Académie Royale de Musique, il s'agit du quatrième opéra de la "période parisienne" de Gluck. C'est à l'occasion de la représentation de cet opéra que la querelle entre gluckistes et piccinnistes éclata.(Fétis, 2683. Hopkinson, Bibliography of the Works of Gluck, 45A. RISM A/I/3 G2679).Provenance : Jean-Frédéric-Auguste Lemiere de Corvey (1771-1832), avec petite signature à la plume "J.F.A. Le Miere, rue Grammont n°13". Compositeur et professeur de musique, également officier dans les campagnes napoléoniennes et spécialiste de tactique militaire, il est l'auteur de nombreux opéras comiques (cf. Grove online, art. "Lemiere" et Fétis, 'Biographie des musiciens', V, 265). Grande étiquette de veau brun de lépoque sur le plat supérieur: "Romagnat". Petite étiquette ancienne imprimée de librairie "Leduc... magasin de musique ancienne & moderne..."Très bon exemplaire, frais, entièrement gravé sur cuivre, imprimé sur papier fort.

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        La Bible enfin expliquée par plusieurs Aumôniers de S. M. L. R. D. P. [Sa Majesté Le Roi De Prusse]. Troisième édition. Revue, corrigée & augmentée.

      A Londres [Genève] 1777 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-8 de (4)-274 pp. et (4)-260 pp., veau porphyre glacé, dos lisse orné, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Edition augmentée d'un Avertissement de l'éditeur, vraisemblablement rédigé par Voltaire, indiquant que les fautes typographiques des précédentes éditions ont été corrigées dans celle-ci, dont le texte a été également remanié, notamment dans les dernières pages. « Ce vaste ouvrage résume en quelques sortes les attaques de Voltaire contre la Bible. Paru en 1776, il remonte en droite ligne à l'époque de Cirey, où Voltaire et la marquise du Châtelet lisaient et commentaient un chapitre des Ecritures pendant le déjeûner. Au fil des années, la science biblique de Voltaire s'est constamment enrichie, si bien que, vers la fin de sa vie, il est devenu un des commentateurs de la Bible les plus instruits de son époque (Dictionnaire Voltaire). Bengesco, 1861 ; L'Oeuvre de Voltaire à la B.N., II 4349. Bel exemplaire.

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        Abrégé de l'art des accouchements, dans lequel on donne les préceptes nécessaires pour le mettre heureusement en pratique, & auquel on a joint plusieurs observations intéressantes sur des cas singuliers. Ouvrage très-utile aux jeunes sages-femmes, & généralement à tous les élèves en cet art, qui désirent de s'y rendre habiles. Nouvelle édition volume in-8° avec figures gravées en taille-douce, & imprimées en couleurs.

      Paris, chez Debure 1777, 205x125mm,XVI- 208pages,veau moucheté de l'époque, étiquette de titre au cuir rouge, fleurons dorés, coiffes endomagées, coins usés, reliure aux armes du Roi Louis XVI, au centre des plats.frontispice gravé (portrait de l'auteur), 26 planches en couleurs,

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        Monument élevé à la gloire de Pierre Le Grand.

      Nyon and Stoupe Paris 1777 - Folio (42.4 x 27 cm). 12 folding engraved plates, most double-page, by Sellier and d'Elvaux after Blarenberg; light occasional spotting, two plates with old repaired tears. Contemporary half sheep, gilt morocco label on the spine; spine ends repaired, extremities rubbed. First edition. Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolaevich's copy of the account of this remarkable feat of engineering. Charged with creating a monument to Peter the Great, the French architect Falconet decided that the traditional pedestals for equestrian statues would be too mundane for this project and decided that only a massive rock would be suitable. After a great deal of searching for a suitable stone a peasant informed the committee set up for the purpose that he had found an enormous rock in a marsh near the Gulf of Finland, measuring forty by twenty-seven by twenty-one feet. After most engineers had declared its removal impossible Catherine the Great turned to Carburi who in about ten weeks had the rock placed in the correct position. The author was a Greek who, in his youth, had committed some crime against his family, had banished himself from his native island of Cephalonia and had come to Russia where he found favour with Catherine II. Berlin Catalogue 1794. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a Battalion,

      London: Printed for the author,, 1777. designed for their Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with Useful Observations and Instructions for their Manner of Attack and Defence. Octavo (208 x 131 mm). Contemporary marbled calf. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 17 plates (a total of 20 plans and diagrams). Joints partially split but sound, label absent, small portion of fabric missing from foot of spine, pale old dampstaining in margins of a few gatherings. An honest copy with an appealing provenance and with the medial blank [T8], the single advertisement leaf before the plates (for Lochee's A Sytem of Mathematics) and the 14pp. subscribers list. First edition. A very timely publication, as Simes stresses in his secondary dedication "To the Officers of the Army": "From the rebellious conduct of the Americans it appears to me that there is a great necessity of publishing something of this kind, for the instruction of the young and unexperienced [sic] officer". In his study of the 18th-century training texts of the British Army, Fit for Service, J. A. Houlding is amusingly dismissive of Simes's merits as an author and compiler. However, he concedes that Simes's publications did fill a need in the British Army at the time, as is demonstrated by the lengthy and impressive subscribers list appended to the present volume, and that "they served their purpose in providing young officers with a fairly complete catalogue of their duties." Even Colonel Edward Harvey, adjutant-general, though unimpressed, acknowledged the troubles Simes had put himself to in "collecting Several Regulations & Forms of Returns, etc. & in publishing them together", and he knew this to be "of Some Convenience to Young Officers." This copy rather well handled, having been used by a serving officer: ownership inscription of Simon Toole on title page and two further leaves. Toole was an Irish officer acting as regimental adjutant with the 12th Light Dragoons in 1794. In that year the regiment was stationed in the Mediterranean: in May they were at Civitavecchia and in August Corsica. Part of the regiment took part in the taking of Bastia (April 1794) under Nelson's command, while the larger part sailed to Rome - where a number of officers were presented to the Pope. "[Toole] died about 1796, while serving in Italy and is buried at Civitavecchia, not far from Rome" (Lawrence Toole, The Tooles of Cephalonia, p. 2).

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        Pièces de théâtre, tragédies.

      Sont reliées ensemble : Brutus (Delalain, 1777, 44 p.), Irène (Duchesne, 1779, 35 p.), Mahomet ou le fanatisme tragédie en cinq actes (Delalain, 1787, 40 p.), Orphelin de la Chine (Delalain, 1787, 44 p.), Béverlei tragédie bourgeoise imitée de l'anglais (Delalain, 1784, 56 p.), Roland tragédie-lyrique mise en trois actes (Didot, 1787, 24 p.), Jean Hennuyer évêque de Lizieux drame (Neaulme, La Haye, 1779, 40 p.), Eugénie drame en cinq actes (Delalain, 1785, 48 p.). Reliure XVIIIè siècle, dos cinq nerfs, triple liséré doré sur les plats, bon état.

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        [ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL DESCRIBING JOHN LACEY, JR.'S 1773 EXPEDITION TO THE DELAWARE INDIANS, AND THE 1776 CANADIAN CAMPAIGN]

      [Pennsylvania, 1777. Two manuscript journals. [36],[78]pp., about 15,000 words in total. Written on laid paper with a large and unusual watermark depicting a Native American holding a staff. Written in a 12mo. notebook of contemporary plain paper wrappers entitled "Journals" in manuscript on front wrapper and "John Lacey's Journal" in manuscript on first leaf. Front wrapper and first gathering of text neatly detached, several leaves loosening. Text toned. Several instances of cross-outs and corrections in the text. Occasional staining, one leaf torn in bottom edge affecting a few words, but in very nice original condition. In a half morocco box. A remarkable American Revolutionary manuscript describing John Lacey, Jr.'s participation in the 1776 Canadian Campaign, in which he served under Anthony Wayne and clashed many times with that famous figure. Especially noteworthy are Lacey's descriptions of the poor physical condition of the soldiers of the Continental Army during their retreat from Canada, the illness and death that ran rampant through the camps, and the deplorable state of their supplies and provisions. Lacey's Revolutionary War journal is preceded by his description of his 1773 Quaker missionary expedition to the Delaware Indians and his interactions with the Indians in the Ohio country, including the important Chief Logan. The two manuscript accounts are contained in a contemporary notebook and appear to have been written shortly after the Lacey's 1776 resignation from the Continental Army but before he rejoined the army in 1777. Lacey very well may have wanted to record his 1776 experiences and his clashes with Anthony Wayne, while the events were still fresh in his mind. A version of Lacey's memoirs were published in 1901, but the published account differs in several respects from the present manuscript. John Lacey, Jr. (1755-1814) was from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. While still a teenager, in 1773 he accompanied his uncle, a Quaker minister, on a missionary visit to the Delaware Indians (see below). Despite his Quaker pacifist religious beliefs, he became captain of a company of Pennsylvania Associators in August 1775. In January 1776 he was commissioned a captain in the Continental Army as an officer in the 4th Pennsylvania Battalion under Col. Anthony Wayne. He served under Wayne in the ill-fated Canadian Campaign, engaging in a bitter feud with Wayne until resigning in November 1776. In March 1777, Lacey accepted the office of sub- lieutenant for Bucks County with the rank of lieutenant colonel, taking command of the 4th Battalion of Bucks County militia in May 1777. On Jan. 9, 1778, Lacey was appointed a brigadier general in command of the Pennsylvania militia, temporarily replacing Brig. Gen. James Potter. Potter returned to his command in 1778, displacing Lacey, but Lacey continued in service as a brigadier general of Pennsylvania militia at least until October 1781. Note that in the following excerpts from Lacey's journal, spelling errors in the original have been corrected. The first section here describes Lacey's remarkable 1773 journey to Ohio to accompany his elderly uncle, Quaker preacher Zebulon Heston (1702-76), on a missionary visit to the Delaware Indians. The journey of some two months began on July 7, 1773, and Lacey provides detailed information on their route, where they stayed along the way, and whom they encountered. After nine days they crossed the Allegheny Mountains, and on July 19 they arrived at Pittsburgh, where they met with the Delaware Chief, Captain White Eyes. "We had a conference with one Captain White Eyes a Delaware Chief who had been lately at Philadelphia. He expressed great satisfaction at our arrival and said he would go with us, but wanted to stay a few days to see Joseph Simons from Lancaster who was going to bring his goods from thence." White Eyes, however, had to remain in Pittsburgh longer than Heston and Lacey wanted, so they decided to meet up with Indian trader John Gibson and to have him guide them onward. [Gibson] "informed us that John Logan a Mingo Indian was lying opposite his house with an intention to kill him, as he had been creditably informed by a Shananey Indian and that a Delaware had given him the same information and had also come with him. He then got Kiasuta a Mingo Chief and Captain White Eyes together who agreed to go and see what was the matter with Logan and to pacify him and White Eyes informed Gibson in Indian he would attend us all the way to New comers town for he apprehended the behavior of Logan would make us afraid as he should be were he in our places." Logan was one of the most prominent Indian leaders of the Ohio Valley, and it appears that he blamed Gibson for giving the Indians alcohol, which resulted in the drowning death of a member of the tribe. Lacey records: "about eleven o'clock Logan, Kiasuta, Gerty and several Indians came over to Gibson's. Logan & Gibson soon began to talk very loud. Kiasuta and all the others stood round them with their tomahawks in their hands and tho Logan at times appeared in a great passion their difference was soon made up." The next morning they again encountered Logan who, now apparently more sober, "expressed great sorrow for what he had said yesterday and bid us go forward." Two days later they came to a Moravian Indian town on the Muskingum River where they met with the local chief, Kilbuck (i.e. Lenape/Delaware Chief Gelelemend), and were welcomed: "On the twenty-fifth our guides met us a little out of town in order to conduct us to the King. When we came before the King he received us with great kindness and declared he received us with love and friendship as great as our forefathers and theirs received one another and after giving us the welcome we were conducted to a house they had prepared for us where we were again welcomed....The twenty-sixth we breakfast with one John Freeman a trader and about ten o'clock Captain Kilbuck came and ordered the women to get us some victuals. In about two hours they brought us some hominy boiled in bears grease, boiled squashes, some milk and an Indian cake baked in the ashes. We were visited by the King, Thomas Mekec, the King's brother White Eyes, Kilbuck and Gibson with whom we had some conversation but not very material." While in the Indian village Lacey heard stories of fur trappers being attacked by Mingo Indians, but his reception is described as very warm and accommodating, and they held Quaker meetings with the tribal leaders: "On the twenty-eighth we had a middling large meeting. There were Zebulon Heston, John Parish, myself, Friends, Netowelemon King, Thomas Mekee, Kilbuck, White Eyes, Indians Chiefs, Samuel Moor interpreter Abraham Smalley and other Indians. John Parish read our certificates from the respective monthly meetings, also an epistle from the Meeting of Friends at Philadelphia which being interpreted to the Indians by the said Moor they expressed their satisfaction and said 'Kakeluh,' that is in English, very well. After which a meeting for divine worship was held in which the Indians behaved remarkably sober and attentive. When the meeting for worship was over Captain Kilbuck said if Friends would withdraw they would hold a Council & consider what answer to make, for Friends to take home with them on which we withdrew and went to our House." The reply of the Indians was quite favorable and indicated their willingness to accept the Quaker faith. Lacey records: "Captain White Eyes rose up and after receiving from the King a belt spoke thereon as follows. 'We are glad and rejoice in our thanks to see our Brothers the Quakers, standing & speaking before us, and that what you have said we believe to be right, and we heartily join in with it. Since our Saviour came a light into the world there has been a great stir among the people about religion, some are for one way & some for another. We have had offers of religion many times, but would not except of it, til we had seen our Brothers the Quakers, and hear what they would say to us. And now you have come and opened the road, and we have heard what you have said, and we have felt the grace that was in your hearts conveyed to us. We think that as we two Brothers the Quakers & Delawares were brought up together as the Children of one man, and that it is our Saviours will we should be of one religion. Now you have come and opened the road, we expect to see the way from town to town, quite over to the great King over the water. Then our King will know that the Quakers and Delawares are as one man and make one religion. We are poor & weak and not able to judge for our selves, and when we think of our Children it makes us sorry; we hope you will instruct us in the right way, both in things of this life as well as the world to come. Now what we have said we hope to be strengthened to abide by.' Then delivered the belt to Zebulon Heston." Lacey and Heston met with the Delaware over the next few days and in early August began their journey back to eastern Pennsylvania. He describes the trip, the Quaker meetings they attended over its course, and the country they crossed, writing, for example: "The uplands on the west side of the Ohio is not equal to the uplands on the East side, but the bottoms and on the sides of Creeks & Rivers almost surpasses belief for richness, some places on the hills abounds with freestone of the best quality." A couple days later, on Aug. 14: "we crossed the Monongahela and came to Braddock's Field of Battle which we viewed, saw but very few human bones." Lacey reached York, Pennsylvania on Sept. 9, left for Philadelphia the next day, "and on the 14 got home." The next two-thirds of the manuscript journal gives a long and detailed account of Lacey's first service in the Revolutionary War, beginning with his commission in early 1776 and his subsequent expulsion from the Quakers as a result of his taking up arms. He was first voted a captain of a local Bucks County volunteer militia which disbanded upon pressure from the Quakers. In January 1776 he was commissioned captain of the 4th Pennsylvania Regiment in the newly formed Continental Army, commanded by Anthony Wayne, with whom Lacey would have a complicated and tempestuous relationship, which is well described in this journal. In fact, early in this memoir Lacey writes that his assignment to Wayne's battalion had been "unhappily forced," and that despite his attempts to find another command, "all my endeavors proved ineffectual," after which Lacey writes (and then crosses out): "by some sinister views of Col. Wayne." Lacey would first come into conflict with Wayne over the payment of several citizens in Pennsylvania who had been underpaid by Wayne for the regiment's housing while en route to meet the army in New York. Lacey discovered Wayne put the blame for the dispute on Lacey himself, which sorely disappointed him: "this gave me great pain as I then plainly saw the manner the Colonel had imposed upon me, without being able to help myself, and that I had nothing favourable to expect from him whom I had placed my whole dependence upon." Lacey would return to Pennsylvania to settle the dispute, but upon his return found Wayne had sent his company to Albany in support of the Canadian invasion. Early on Lacey writes of the difficulty of enforcing order among the young and unruly troops under his command: "Twenty-eighth [March, 1776] arrived at New York almost wearied to death in keeping my company in order. I find that an officer who has young recruits to command might to act with prudence, and to be endowed with great fortitude. It was through difficulty I got them better regulated here, than it was possible to have them at Darby [Pennsylvania]." Lacey writes that he has heard reports that many of the men in his company are deserting, unhappy that they had been ordered to Canada without him. They had enlisted in order to serve with him, and he being absent "had deserted because I was not with them....In those circumstances how must a man feel, who has made it his only study to raise, discipline, and equip a company of men; and after all have them torn to pieces by the humours of others, such is my unhappy case." Eventually he appealed to his superiors, and Gen. Nathanael Greene reviewed his case and ordered him to rejoin his company rather than wait for their return, as Wayne would have preferred. Arriving in Albany in late April, Lacey found that company had already departed for Lake George, and he continued on in hopes of joining them. He describes the country around Lake George, through which he travelled: "they say in this lake is 365 islands representing the days of the year; the water is clear and wholesome. It is surrounded on all sides with horrid mountains. We arrived at the carrying place between Lake George & Lake Champlain in the dusk of the evening, where we stayed all night." Lacey finally joined his troops on April 30 near Crown Point. Shortly thereafter he received a reprimand from Wayne for disobeying his orders to remain near New York City. Lacey records the text of Wayne's message in this volume and notes: "here is a fresh proof, that Colo. Wayne was determined to do me all the ill he could; never have I yet rec'd. one favour from him but to the contrary, he has made it, by all appearances, his study to cross, perplex & disappoint me in almost every way, and this is a glaring instance after all the toil I had undergone to overtake a company I had spent so much care upon, for him arbitrarily to force them by his order, before my eyes, under the command of a fawning favourite, and a younger Captain, who had already drove eight or ten brave soldiers from the company; and had never added the value of three farthings to it. This is too much for mortals to bear." A few lines later Lacey writes even more harshly of Wayne, words which he subsequently crossed out in the text. Also described is Lacey's assignment to deliver messages to Benedict Arnold at Montreal, as he was ordered to do so by Gen. John Sullivan. He briefly describes the arduous journey to Montreal and records that on June 6 he: "...dined with General Arnold in Montreal and about four o'clock this afternoon with five men whom General Arnold had ordered to go with me, set off with express from him to General Sullivan. At the Sorrell, we got in a large canoe, on which we hoisted a blanket for a sail had a fair and easy wind til we came opposite Lapararee when the wind raising to such a degree that we had to steer for shore as fast as we could, which with difficulty we made, but had hardly time to get clear of the canoe before she sunk. We found a battau laying on the shore which we landed [?] and with great difficulty got her under way; the waves running like little mountains. Had it not been for the urgency of the Express I would never of trusted myself amongst them, in such a leaky and tottering vessel. Proceeded all this night down the Saint Lawrence which has but very little current, and contains a great many islands." Lacey goes on to describe some of the military skirmishes of the summer of 1776, the defeats suffered by the American troops, their retreat from the advancing British, and the actions of their commanders. By mid- June they had retreated to Ile aux Noix near Lake Champlain, and Lacey writes on the 19th: "this day the whole army arrived on this island. Eleven of our soldiers died this day, and two officers; had for their coffins only dirty blankets." Two days later, as the army began to depart Ile aux Noix, Lacey writes: "our men die here very fast every day. The whole army is infected with the smallpox, fluxes, fevers, and almost eat up with lice. On this island is a shocking scene, such as my eyes never til now beheld; and I pray may never again. Poor mortals laying on the ground covered with the smallpox, lice and maggots by thousands creeping over them, some a blanket to lay on, some none....Almost all the doctors out of medicines so, that little relief is to be expected for them, from that quarter. We were this day alarmed by the fire of some guns at a Canadian's house opposite the lower end of this island toward St. John's: where a party of the sixth Pens. Batt. officers was drinking some spruce beer, with the inhabitant were surprised by a party of Indians, who had been lurking in the woods, they took six of them prisoners, left four killed whom they had inhumanely scalped and barbarously tomahawked. Two only made their escape." In mid-July 1776, Lacey was ordered to lead some 150 men to Fort Ticonderoga, where many units of the Continental Army were gathering. He describes the scene: "On the 15th returned with the 6th Regiment to Ticonderoga. The New Jersey, New York, and New England troops encamped on the east side, and high point of land opposite the old fort of Ticonderoga, which they called Rattlesnake Hill, on account of the great number of that venomous serpent found there, on clearing the ground where they began to fortify and where they had pitched their tents. On the troops first taking possession, it was covered with thick underwood and timber growing on it. The Pennsyl. troops, composed of the first, second, fourth & sixth regiments, lay on a level piece of ground, on the back or north of the Fort, and large house, where Gen. Gates had his headquarters." Lacey goes on to relate the work undertaken to refortify Ticonderoga, as breastworks that had been last utilized during the French and Indian War were rebuilt, and he describes the daily drills undertaken by the troops in preparation for an anticipated British attack. He also gives an account of the sorry state of supplies and food for the army: "The meal of flour was hardly ground - it was what at my father's mill in Bucks County we called chopped....The pork had chiefly been taken from the neighborhood of Albany. The barrels in which it was packed became leaky by handling, had long lost the pickle and such of the pork that did not stink was so rusty it could not be eaten. The way it was cooked as I saw it, and had it done for my own eating - was, first to fry it in an iron pan, or vessel, so as to get all the fat or grease out of the meat, then throw it away, making the meal into a kind of batter, pouring it into the grease, after holding it over the fire a short time we had a very rich and eatable cake which served both for meat and bread. We had chocolate, tea, & some coffee, we sweetened with maple sugar. This would have done very well if we could but procure enough of it, for we seldom drew more than half the ration, and often times not a third. As to fresh meat, I don't recollect seeing any." Interestingly, Lacey also records the reception of the recent news of the Continental Congress' Declaration of Independence: "Col. Johnston brought with him the Declaration of Congress of the Independence of America. It made a little buzz, but was soon forgotten. No particular notice was taken of it." By mid-July, Lacey's frustrations with Wayne's seemingly capricious decisions had led him to decide to resign his commission, only to be rebuffed by other commanders. The text concludes with further descriptions of the poor relations between Lacey and Wayne, particularly with Lacey's recounting of his detainment by Wayne after comments about Wayne were overheard while several men drank in Lacey's tent. Lacey closed the 1776 campaign at Fort Ticonderoga and was sent back to Pennsylvania by Wayne in order to recruit more soldiers into the 4th Pennsylvania. He ultimately used this as an opportunity to resign his commission. He would fight as a volunteer in the Battle of Germantown before re-enlisting and being commissioned brigadier general in January 1778, where he was instrumental in the protection of Washington's depleted troops at Valley Forge. A remarkably rich narrative by a major Revolutionary War figure, describing his pre-war Quaker mission to the Delaware Indians, his thrilling experiences taking part in the Canadian Campaign of 1776, and his very contentious relationship with Anthony Wayne.

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        Lettre autographe signée (1805) / Austerlitz

      - BONAPARTE Élisa (1777-1820). Princesse de Lucques et de Piombino. Sœur de Napoléon Ier. Lettre autographe signée, Viareggio, 14 décembre 1805, (à Louis de Fontanes), 1 page in-4. Belle lettre amicale faisant allusion à la bataille d’Austerlitz. « Nous sommes tout à fait rassurer ; et la mémorable bataille du onze a fini toutes nos craintes ». « J’ai reçu mon cher ami vos lettres ; elles sont si aimables que je vous réponds moi-même malgré ma paresse. Nous avons eu un moment d’inquiétude sur le débarquement des anglo-Russes. A présent nous sommes tout à fait rassurer ; et la mémorable bataille du onze (frimaire, 2 décembre, Austerlitz) a fini toutes nos craintes. J’ai été bien fâchée de la petite indisposition de la jolie Christine, donnez moi des nouvelles. Vous savez combien j’aime tous ceux qui vous appartiennent et surtout mon aimable filleule. Vous me charmez par l’amitié que vous avez pour Mme La Place, je l’aime d’affection, et vous ne saurez mieux me prouver votre attachement qu’en lui témoignant un peu des sentiments que vous m’avez voué. Elle m’écrit souvent et me donne toujours de vos nouvelles. Adieu croyez à ma tendre amitié. Je vous verrai avec bien du plaisir. Qui sais si je n’airai pas faire un tour à Paris. Il ne faut jurer de rien et toujours un peu de qu’on souhaite. Votre Tendre et affectionné Elisa ». Louis de Fontanes (1757-1821) était un écrivain français. Après le coup d’État du 18 brumaire, Il avait gagné la faveur de Napoléon Bonaparte. Député en 1802, membre de l’Académie française en 1803 et du corps législatif en 1804, il est fait Grand Maître de l’Université en 1808.

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        Heimskringla edr Noregs Konunga-Sögor. - Norske Kongers Historie. - Historia Regum Norvegicorum.

      Nova, emendata et aucta editione in lucem prodit, opera Gerhardi Schöning. Post Gerhardum Schöning et Sculium Theodori Thorlacium curarunt Birgerus Thorlacius, et Ericus Christianus Werlauff. 6 vols. Kbhvn./ Copenhagen: Stein, Popp 1777-1826. Med kobberstukne vignetter, kobberstukket grundtavle, 10 foldede tabeller/ genealogiske tavler og 3 store foldede kort. Folio. [4] + LII + 350; XII + 400; XLIV + 494; [8] + XXXIX + 438; [4] + XXX + 394 + [2]; VI+417 pp. Velholdt eksemplar med ciceleret snit indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvede titel- og tomefelter samt guldtryk på ryggene. Udkom over en periode på næsten 50 år og meget sjælden i komplet stand. De tre første bind af dette kæmpeværk blev trykt hos Aug. Fred. Stein 1778-1815, mens de tre sidste bind tryktes hos henholdsvis Seb. Popp og H. F. Popp. Den oldnordiske og den danske tekst er trykt i hver sin spalte med henholdsvis antikva og fraktur, og nederst på hver side findes i fuld formatbredde og med kursiv den latinske oversættelse. Bortset fra enkelte røskenfriser o. l. er selve teksten uden egentlig dekorativ udsmykning; et enkelt kobberstukket facsimile findes indtrykt i teksten og desuden findes kobberstukne kort. På hvert af de første 5 binds titelblade er anbragt en kobberstukket vignet, der på tome I er af allegorisk indhold, mens de øvrige er topografiske. 1. binds titelvign. er tegnet af Johs. Wiedewelt og stukket af J.F. Clemens, der tillige har stukket 2. og 5. binds vignetter. Vignetten på 3. bind er tegnet af S. Schjødt og stukket af O.O. Bagge, mens Meno Haas har tegnet og stukket vignetten i 4. bind. "..den pragtfulde Folioudgave af Snorre Sturlasons norske Kongesagaer." [Laur. Nielsen]. The most magnificent edition of Snorre's Heimskringla with parallel text in Icelandic, Danish and Latin. Bibl. Norv. 4897 a-f. Bibl. Danica III, 908-09. Fiske I,535. Tidligere ejer Jens Christian Berg, forhen justitiarius i Akershuus Stifts Overret, etc.

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        Le libertin devenu vertueux, ou mémoires du Comte D ***

      chez la veuve Duchesne, 1777. - chez la veuve Duchesne, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1777, in-12 (9,5x17cm), (2) 348pp. et 252pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Originale, Edizione insolito. Legatura in pieno screziato marrone di pelle di pecora. Torna liscio decorato. Parte del titolo e del numero del volume in pelle beige. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. In fine Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Bel exemplaire. "Dans Le libertin devenu vertueux, le comte de ***  (D'Aubigny) suit un parcours qui l'éloigne toujours plus de son point d'origine, Paris ; il parcourt ainsi successivement la Suisse, l'Italie, la Hollande, les Flandres, pour enfin trouver un asile à Madagascar. Il y refait sa vie, avant de rentrer en France, désormais riche et vertueux. Le « profectus est » a ouvert un temps d'épreuves, d'apprentissage et de conquête de la sagesse. Le retour, marqué par une réduction de la distance, consacre un accomplissement." (Du fils perdu au libertin ramené : une lecture apologétique de la parabole dans le roman de conversion (1770-1780), Nicolas Brucker, Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, Centre Ecritures). Roman d'apprentissage et de moeurs, particulièrement bien rédigé. Le Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes est un texte défendant l'égalité des femmes et expliquant les raisons pour lesquelles les femmes sont maintenues dans leur position.

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        The History of the Flagellants, or The Advantages of Discipline; being a paraphrase and commentary on the Historia Flagellantium of the Abbe Boileau, Doctor of the Sorbonne, Canon of the Holy Chapel &c. By Somebody who is not Doctor of the Sorbonne.

      London: Fielding and Walker. 1777. First edition. 4to. [iv], 1-3, 2-7, 6-8, [ii], 10-340pp; 4 engraved plates and 4 vignettes. The text is complete, the erratic early pagination notwithstanding. Full contemporary calf with spine label; rebacked (not recently), retaining the original gilt-decorated spine; extremities rubbed but stabilised by the conservator. The original free endpapers have two tape stains each to their fore-margin from a previous covering; the front paste-dowen has a bookseller's catalogue entry for the book (not recent) and the small labels of Upham & Beet of New Bond Street and Robertson & Mullens of Melbourne. The front free endpaper has a vertical crease and an owner's small name stamp. The half-title is present but a long vertical tear has been crudely repaired with a large piece of heavy tape applied to the verso, and there are a few small chips to its edges. The final two leaves each have a short clean tear to the fore-margin closed with clear tape (not recently), the plates and leaves with the vignettes (the latter printed on the heavier paper used for the plates) offset a little to facing and/or adjacent pages; some yellowing to the foot margins of most pages otherwise the text clean. A good to very good copy. *** Boileau's work was 'an aggregation of facts and quotations on the subject of self-disciplines and flagellations in general among Christians, and a mixture of alternate commendation, and blame, of that practice' (Preface). .

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1777-78, London - Six volumes: all First Editions except volume I, the Third Edition. Large quarto. Pp. vi, [14], 704; [12], 640, [2] errata leaf; [12], 640, [2] errata leaf; [4], viii, [8], 620; [12], 684; [14], 646, [51] index, [1] errata. Engraved frontis portrait of Gibbon by John Hall after Joshua Reynolds, 3 folding maps. With half-titles in all volumes except volume I, and all errata leaves. Contemporary polished calf, recently rebacked, with gilt rules between raised bands, and original lettering pieces laid down. Minor scratches to covers, corners and edges moderately worn, very occasional toning and spotting to leaves, early signature on margin of title of volume I, later bookplates in all volumes. Overall, an excellent set, clean and crisp internally, in suitably restored bindings. This set is comprised of First Editions of all volumes, except for the first volume, which is from the Third Edition. Gibbon's masterful history of the Roman Empire was issued in six quarto volumes over the course of twelve years between 1776 and 1788. Modest expectations on the part of both author and publisher regarding the market for such an imposing work resulted in an initial printing of only 1000 copies of the original printing. This proved a serious miscalculation of the demand (and subsequently made complete sets of the first edition difficult to come by). Within a fortnight the first edition was completely sold out. "I am at a loss", wrote Gibbon in his Memoirs, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted within a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost every toilette; the historian was crowned by the taste or fashion of the day." (Gibbon, Miscellaneous Works and Memoirs. 2nd ed. London, 1814, Vol. I., p. 223). The third edition appeared in 1777, a year after the first and second printings. Issued in an edition of 1000 copies, it was more fully revised and corrected than the second (which merely incorporated the errata). At the suggestion of Gibbon's friend, David Hume, the copious notes which previously had been gathered in the rear of the volume, were now transferred to the bottom of the page. This improved format was continued throughout the remaining volumes. In combining the third edition of the first volume with the first edition of the remainder (as in the present case), a uniformly annotated set is thereby achieved. In 1780 the frontis portrait of Gibbon, engraved by John Hall after a painting of Joshua Reynolds, was issued by the publisher. With the publication of the second and third volumes in 1781, an enlarged table of contents was made available for the first volume, as well as 3 folding maps (all present in this copy). The map of Constantinople was frequently cropped to make it the same size as the printed page, and then bound in sideways. Fewer copies exist (among them, the present) where the wide margins were retained, and the map bound in folded and the right way up. Norton, J. E. A Bibliography of the Works of Ed. Gibbon. Oxford, 1940. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Isolario veneto. Ovvero Prospettive di XX Isole situate intorno alla Città di Venezia, Disegnate con esattezza, contornate con nobile varietà di ornati; e con maestria incise... Aggiuntavi una Carta topografica, che ne mostra la situazione che ne mostra la situazione...

      (Viero), s.a. (ma 1777). Cm. 18 x 27 (ad album) con frontespizio, due carte d'indice, la carta del golfo di Venezia e 20 tavole con le vedute delle isole veneziane. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame da Antonio Visentini. Legatura coeva in cart. ricoperta da bella carta dipinta veneziana. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara ed elegante suite basata sulle immagini già apparse nella storia d'Italia di Guicciardini del 1738.

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        The Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity Illustrated: Being an Appendix to the Disquisitions relating to Matter and Spirit. To which is added An Answer to the Letters on Materialism, and on Hartley’s Theory of the Mind.

      London: J. Johnson, 1777. First edition. Octavo, bound in three quarters 19th century calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled. Small leather restoration to the head, contemporary name on the title page, a nice clean example. The Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity Illustrated is an important work by Priestley, the theologian, natural philosopher and chemist. Priestley's defense of necessity was so successful that it overshadowed Hume's view in the free will and determinism debate in the late eighteenth century. "Remembered today primarily for his isolation and identification of seven gases, including oxygen, in his own day he was known also as a vigorous advocate of Unitarianism and of liberal reform of government, education, and theology" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).

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        Veduta di S. Eustachio

      Gazzettiere Americano, 1777 - Fine engraved view of Oranjestad from the sea. Wide margins. Central fold reinforced. Fine condition. 14 x 9"

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        Saggi d'esperienze. I: su la fermentazione delle mescolanze alimentari. II: su la natura e proprietà dell'aria fissa. III: su le virtù rispettive delle differenti specie degli antistettici. IV: su lo scorbuto, nuovo metodo per preservarsi da questa malattia, e guarirla nel mare. V: su la virtù dissolvente della calcina viva. [.].

      - In Siena, nella Stamperia di Vincenzo Pazzini Carli e Figlio, 1777, in-12, cartonatura rustica coeva, tagli spruzzati, pp. IV, 296. Con 6 tabelle f.t., impresse a stampa su 3 tavole più volte ripiegate, e una tavola incisa in rame, anch'essa ripiegata f.t. Prima edizione italiana degli "Experimental essays". Lievi restauri esterni, bell'esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Manuscript - Rare Safe Passage Privateer Passport - Sugar Trade - Signed By Governor of Grenada, Lord George Macartney

      Grenada, 1777. Fort Royal [St. George's], Grenada, 25 July 1777. Revolutionary War era safe passage certificate for a British privateer, granting the vessel lawful registration, in essence a ship's passport, for a trade voyage from Grenada into dangerous waters teeming with pirates and Patriots. In the previous few months, the same captain and ship had captured three American Rebel vessels. Folio. 1 page. Single leaf, measuring approximately 26,5 x 23 cm, featuring remnants of a red wax seal, also with segments of other blank leafs one of which bears the watermark of Lubbert van Gerrevink or Lucas van Gerrevink ("L.V. GERREVINK") and a crest with powder horn. Chips at extremities, otherwise in very good condition, clean and bright. A singular ephemeral manuscript document signed in the original by the Governor of Grenada. [The paper on which in 1776 Thomas Jefferson penned his "First Ideas" for the Virginia Constitution was marked L.V.G. and also said to be of Dutch origin, most likely also the paper of celebrated papermaker Lubbert van Gerrevink of Egmond a/d Hoef or his successor Lucas van Gerrevink of Alkmaar, or that of L. van Groot.] Signed in the original by a colonial governor, this manuscript safe passage certificate, with its commanding petition for obligatory protection by other vessels and captains, the present document is a rare tangible example of the hindrance caused to the lucrative international sugar trade by the American Revolutionary War. The University of Michigan William L. Clements Library holds a collection of Lord George Macartney papers which deals mainly with his service as Governor of Grenada, Tobago, and the Grenadines from 1776-1779. An exceedingly rare survivor of one of history's most tumultuous eras and most nefarious industries, this particular document was issued and signed by a notable colonial administrator and pertains to a gallant captain of an active sugar trade and privateering sloop ship. It has survived at least one, and possibly multiple hazardous West Indies voyages. Lord Macartney, Governor in Chief, Captain General, Chancellor, and Vice Admiral, of Grenada, the Grenadines, and Tobago, herein announces Captain Dougal's imminent departure from Grenada on a "trade voyage" with his trusted armed sloop Howe. He further makes certain that all officers of British warships are prepared to defend the Howe and her precious cargo. Excerpts from the manuscript: "Grenada. By His Excellency The Right Honourable George, Lord Macartney, Knight of the Bath, Captain General and Governor..." "To All Flag Officers, Captains, and Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War, and all others..." "... Sloop the Howe, James Dougall, Master... is going on a trading Voyage, and for her better security is well armed, in order to defend herself from Rebels, Pirates and others, infesting those Seas." "This certificate is given of her having been fitted out here [Grenada], and obtained a Register in due form, according to Law..." "... all His Majesty's subjects are to take notice, and give her all Aid, Success and Assistance which she may stand in need of." "Given by my hand and Seal at Arms at Fort Royal in the said Island of Grenada, this twenty fifth day of July 1777. " [signed] "Macartney" End excerpts. Grenada was at the time one of Britain's richest colonies, producing significant quantities of sugar on its plantations. In the eighteenth century, sugar from the colonies was England's most important and profitable commodity. The Revolutionary War created a significant disruption of trade between the sugar islands and the Americas mainland colonies. Cross-Atlantic voyages to England were yet more difficult, most vessels being employed in war as opposed to shipping. 'Howe' was a Grenada-based British privateer sloop, armed and active in the American Revolutionary War, Commanded by British Captain James Dougall who captured three menacing American vessels, 'Orange,' 'Rebecca,' and 'Union' just before embarking on this trade voyage. [The volumes of "The Naval Documents of The American Revolution" contain details of the three captures, and the subsequent agreement made between Captain Dougal and his crew on 1 November 1777.] Vessels captured by Captain James Dougall, Master of the British Sloop Howe, during the American Revolutionary War, just prior to the issue of the above described certificate, which was made on 25 July 1777: 'Union' - a Massachusetts Privateer Schooner commissioned on 13 June 1777 under Commander William White of Gloucester, on a voyage in the West Indies, was captured by Howe, who escorted her into Grenada where she was tried and condemned on 10 October 1777. Union sold for £1636 at auction. She is listed as having four guns in her battery and a crew of fifteen men. Union's $5000 Continental bond was signed by White and by John Codman and William Smith, both of Boston, Massachusetts. 'Orange' - another Boston sloop, with a cargo of fish, lumber, staves, hoops, tallow, and spermaceti candles, was captured by Howe and brought to St. Georges, Grenada, Thursday 15 May 1777. She was tired and sold at auction for £1383.14.3k on 14 July 1777. 'Rebecca' - an American schooner captured at around the same time as the Orange and sold the same day at auction, fetching £656.12.9k. American sloop 'Packet' and schooner 'Fox' captured by British armed sloops Howe and Gage working jointly, and libeling the American vessels which were then condemned as lawful prizes to the captors. 'Union' - a Massachusetts privateer 10 gun sloop owned by John Winthrop Jr of Boston, commanded by Capt Isaac Soames/Somes, captured by Howe 2 September 1776. The crew 65 men escaped. Throughout the eighteenth century, sugar from the colonies was England's most important import. It was the driving force in a network of trade that spanned the Atlantic, touching three continents, and facilitated Britain's development as a trading nation and as an empire. British sugar colonies grew in tandem with the colonies on the American mainland, but there were marked contrasts in economic, social, and political organization. There was a lively trade between the sugar islands and the mainland colonies in the eighteenth century. The Revolutionary War was a serious disruption of this system of trade. During the war the flow of goods was interrupted, leaving the plantations without the food and timber on which they depended, and without a market on which they counted for part of their output. Shipping sugar to England was also more difficult during the war, as shipping itself was scarcer and was frequently threatened, and the refiners' business suffered. George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, KB (1737-1806), best known as Lord Macartney, was a British statesman, colonial administrator and diplomat. He is often remembered for his observation following Britain's success in the Seven Years War and subsequent territorial expansion at the Treaty of Paris that Britain now controlled "a vast Empire, on which the sun never sets". Macartney arrived in the Caribbean in 1776 and was the Governor of Grenada, Tobago, and the Grenadines, from 1776 to 1779. Grenada was invaded in July 1779 by the French royal fleet of the Comte d'Estaing, the fortifications on Hospital Hill being sieged, and Macartney was imprisoned. After his return to Great Britain, he was governor of Madras from 1781 to 1785. Lord Macartney had the further distinction of being the first British ambassador to China. Appointed by George III in 1792, he was charged with the demonstration of British equality with, if not superiority to, the peoples of China, and the negotiation of commercial treaties for the export of tea, and more particularly the import of British goods to pay for the tea (until this attempt the Chinese had always forced the British to use silver for payment). Macartney was not especially well received, most likely because of his refusal to acknowledge the divine nature of the Chinese Qing Emperor Tchieng Lung by observing the traditional kowtow (k'ou-t'ou) or ritual abasement and because of his attempt to negotiate a diplomatic treaty acknowledging British equality. The Chinese viewed Macartney as a tributary ambassador (and therefore George III as a tributary king) and his requests were turned down. However, Macartney did take with him a considerable retinue, among them a number of people who published influential accounts of the journey to China and the customs and manners of the Chinese themselves. The embassy returned to England via Macao and St. Helena, arriving in September 1794, and Macartney received an earldom the same year. . Very Good.

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        Tractatus de Morbis Cutaneis. Parisiis, apud Guill. Cavelier, 1777

      Cavelier G, 1777. in - 4, pp. (4), XVI, 704, (4), bella legatura del tel tempo p. pelle marmorizz., dorso a nervi con tit. e ricchi fregi oro, tagli rossi. Il nome dell'autore si legge all'inizio della lunga prefazione all'amico Steph. Lud. Geoffroy. Prima edizione di trattato che costituisce il fondamento della dermatologia moderna francese; vi si esaminano a fondo i vari tipi di pelle, le cause delle infezioni, si descrivono i tumori e tutte le malattie dermatologiche, compresa la calvizie. Il Lorry (1726 - 1783) fu medico e scienziato che portò la sua indagine in vari settori della medicina. Bell'esempl. a larghi margini, con ex - libris della biblioteca del Dott. P.F. de la Bonnardière, uno dei più eminenti medici di Lyon del XIX secolo. Raro. Ottimo esempl.

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        The Provinces of New York, and New Jersey with part of Pensilvania. Teilkolor. Radierung, von Thomas Jefferys nach Samuel Holland.

      H. L. Broenner, Ffm. 1777. Druck in zwei Teilen, auf Lwd. kaschiert. 131,5 x 51,5 cm. Papier: 135,5 x 53,4 cm. Großformatige Karte mit dekorativer Landschaftskartusche, großer Windrose und drei Teilkarten: A Chart of the Mouth of Hudsons River, from Sandy Hook to New York. A Plan of the City of New York, Plan of Amboy with its environs from an Actual Survey. - Aus dem Besitz Folker Friolet des Coudres. - Insgesamt leicht angeschmutzt, partiell etwas stärker. Die Ränder mit Gebrauchsspuren, kleineren Randeinrissen und Fehlstellen, teils ergänzt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Thomas Jefferys, Samuel Holland, Hudson River, Sandy Hook, Plan of Amboy,

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        Sainte Bible traduite sur les textes originaux, avec les differences de la Vulgate - In 6 volumes

      A Paris : Chez la veuve Savoye, la veuve Desaint, J.L. Nyon l'aine, L.F. Barrois l'aine, P.T. Barrois jeune, M. DCC. LXXVII., 1777, Hardcover, New edition. Contemporary full, aniline calf, very good. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dulled as with age. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Subjects; Bible -- Versions franaises. Notes: Traduit par Nicolas Le Gros et edite par Laurent Etienne Rondet d'apres BN. Description: 5 t. en 6 v. ; 12 mo (15 cm). Contents: T. 1 : Cinq livres de Moyse, & le livre de Josue. T. 2 : Les juges, Ruth, les IV livres des rois, & les II livres des Paralipomenes. T. 3 : Esdras, Nehemie, Tobie, Judith, Esther, Job, les pseaumes, & les livres sapientiaux. T. 4, ptie 1 : Les grands prophetes, avec un discours preliminaire sur les prophetes. T. 4, ptie II : Le livre d'Ezechiel, le livre de Daniel, le livre des 12 petits prophetes, & les 2 liv. des Maccabees. T. 5 : Le Nouveau Testament. Inventory No: 231364. New edition

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        Le philosophe anglois, ou histoire de Monsieur Cleveland, fils naturel de Cromwel, Ecrite par lui - même & traduite de l'anglois

      Chez Paul Vailant, 1777. - Chez Paul Vailant, A Londres 1777, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 12 (9,5x16,5cm), (4) xxiv, 429pp. et (4) 439pp. et (4) 424pp. et (4) 366pp. et (4) 360pp. et (4) 372pp., six volumes reliés. - nuova edizione, illustrata con 12 figure Desrais. Frontespizi in rosso e nero. I volumi sono pubblicati successivamente nel 1731, 1732, 1734 e il 1739 e tutto il romanzo pubblicato nel 1741 completa Vitello tempo marmorizzato. Dorso liscio decorato. Parti di titoli e numeri di volume in marocchino rosso. Bordi in marmo. Cappelli del volume I e V logoro. Buona copia comunque. Fu in Inghilterra che l'abate Prevost (uno dei più grandi romanziere del Settecento e più prolifico) scrive gli episodi in inglese e l'utopia di Cleveland è parte dei suoi primi lavori: in questo diario di viaggio, l'eroe, "figlio naturale di Cromwell," è alla ricerca di certezze filosofiche e tranquillità emotiva. Essa esplora i limiti per tale scopo e potenziale di amore, la fauna selvatica, il dogmatismo protestante, troppo ricchi di eventi. L'utopia americana di Cleveland un nuovo mondo muore perché non c'è un mondo redento, basato sulla morale naturale, che può resistere al male. Così, come la maggior parte opere di Prevost, Cleveland nato da una tensione tra la società e le aspirazioni individuali. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée de 12 figures de Desrais. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Les volumes sont successivement parus en 1731, 1732,1734 et 1739 et l'intégralité du roman paraîtra pour la première fois en 1741. Reliures en plein veau d'époque marbré. Dos lisse orné. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Tranches marbrées. Coiffes du tome I et V élimées. Bon exemplaire néanmoins. C'est en Angleterre que l'abbé Prévost (un des plus grands romancier du XVIIIe et des plus féconds) rédige les épisodes anglais et l'utopie de Cleveland qui fait partie de ses premières oeuvres : dans ce récit de voyage, le héros, « fils naturel de Cromwell », est en quête de certitudes philosophiques et de quiétude affective. Il explore à cette fin les limites et les possibles de l'amour, de la vie sauvage, du dogmatisme protestant, au fil d'épreuves riches. L'utopie américaine de Cleveland d'un nouveau monde meurt, car il n'y a pas de monde racheté, fondé sur la morale naturelle, qui puisse résister au mal. C'est ainsi que, comme la plupart des oeuvres de Prévost, Cleveland nait d'une tension entre la société et les aspirations individuelles.

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        Recherches historiques et geographiques sur le Nouveau - Monde

      Chez Brunet, 1777. - Chez Brunet, à Paris 1777, in - 8 (12,5x20,2cm), xii (2f.) 352pp., relié. - Edizione originale. Bound in pelle di pecora marmorizzato tempo pieno. Nervi Torna decorate, roulette coda e la testa. Come una mostra a L'Avana marocco. Rete di vigilanza Triple. Una piccola mancanza in mente. Un wormhole alla mascella superiore nella coda. 2 angoli urtato. cappette attrito, mascella e angoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, rare, illustrée de huit figures (monnaies et médailles chinoises, bouddha) et d'une grande carte dépliante de la Sibérie de la rivière Lena. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque marbrée. Dos à nerfs orné, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Triple filet d'encadrement. Un petit manque en tête. Un trou de ver au mors supérieur en queue. Deux coins émoussés. Frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. Bon exemplaire, frais. Important essai sur l'origine des populations du continent américain (nord et sud). L'auteur adopte plusieurs méthodes pour parvenir à son but : une étude comparative poussée des langues (notamment des îles du Sud - Est asiatique, du Mexique, du Pérou...), des coutumes et des traditions. Scherer en vient à conclure, notamment en se servant de la littérature antique et de divers voyages, que les populations de l'Amérique ont plusieurs origines migratoires : chinois, africaine et de tribus asiatiques. L'Amérique du Nord, et notamment l'Alaska aurait subi plusieurs flux migratoires par le détroit de Béring, via le Kamtchatka, en provenance de l'Asie. 

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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, 1777. - S.n., A Londres, et se trouve dans la plupart des capitales de l'Europe 1777, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) xlv (3) 366pp. et (2) 456pp. et (2) 414pp. et (2 406pp. et (2) 452pp. et (2) 490pp., six volumes reliés. - Nuova e migliorata e ampliata edizione (parte iniziale), illustrato con un frontespizio, 12 cifre senza segno e sei vignette titolo (frontespizi sono completamente incisi). Nizza di stampa. L'edizione originale del 1770 era solo 3 in 12 volumi completa Vitello d'epoca tartaruga. Smooth posteriore ornata di gioielli e più ruote. Triple Net framework sul cibo. Fette cailloutées blu. Graffi leggeri sulle stoviglie. Alcuni wormholes a morsi e lavoro verme a margine del volume I dei primi 20 fogli. Nonostante questi piccoli difetti, copia bene, con ottima e fresca. Protean libro dedicato allo studio dell'uomo, abilmente miscelazione e un sempre piacevoli storie di lettura, dialoghi e rappresentazioni teatrali (vi è anche citato in pieno lettere di 'persiano Letter'), la storia; il libro ha un ulteriore scopo enciclopedico sulla natura dell'uomo. Se il primo volume è dedicato a rigor di termini la filosofia della natura nella storia, i seguenti volumi via velocemente al fine di dedicarsi completamente allo studio dell'uomo (la morale, la religione, la politica). Volume IV di particolare interesse è dato, il suo scopo è lo studio dei mostri della natura (uomo dei boschi, l'uomo pesce, eunuchi ...) fonti bibliografiche sono preziosi. Questi sono gli ultimi due volumi che studiano il rapporto dell'uomo con la religione che ha immediatamente inviato il libro condannati al fuoco e il suo bandire in perpetuo con la confisca dei beni. Quest'ultimo non solo solo la religione cristiana, ma la maggior parte allora conosciuto culti di quei veterani e quelli attuali. Al termine dei lavori, una molto severa riflessione politica sulla religione. E 'stato chiamato l'autore di "scimmia Diderot." In che utilizza le stesse forme per raggiungere il suo obiettivo, senza dubbio, ma questo è molto comune tra i filosofi del XVIII. Il lavoro è molto originale, multipla, e se è criticabile, è nelle sue proprie qualità. 'Dalla filosofia della natura è quello di riscoprire e riabilitare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle et meilleure édition augmentée (en partie originale), illustrée d'un frontispice, de 12 figures non signées, et de 6 vignettes de titre (les pages de titre sont entièrement gravées). Belle impression. L'édition originale de 1770 n'était qu'en 3 Volumes in 12. Reliures en plein veau écaille d'époque. Dos lisse orné avec fleurons et multiples roulettes. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches cailloutées bleues. Légères épidermures sur les plats. Quelques trous de ver aux mors, et un travail de ver en marge du tome I sur les 20 premiers feuillets. Malgré ces menus défauts, bel exemplaire, bien relié et bien frais. Livre protéiforme consacré à l'étude de l'homme, mêlant adroitement et dans une lecture toujours plaisante des récits, des dialogues et des pièces de théâtre (on y trouve même citées in extenso des lettres de 'Lettres Persanes'), de l'histoire ; l'ouvrage a un but inavoué encyclopédique sur la nature de l'homme. Si le premier volume est consacré stricto sensu à la philosophie de la nature dans l'histoire, les volumes suivants s'en éloignent vite pour se consacrer entièrement à l'étude de l'homme (morale, religion, politique). On trouvera le volume IV particulièrement intéressant, son objet étant l'étude des monstres de la nature (homme des bois, homme poisson, eunuques...) ; ses sources bibliographiques sont précieuses. Ce sont les deux derniers volumes étudiant le rapport de l'homme à la religion qui firent aussitôt condamner le livre au feu et bannir son auteur à perpétuité avec confiscation de ses biens. Ce dernier ne se contente pas de la seule religion chrétienne, mais de la plupart des cultes connus alors, de ceux des Anciens et de ceux actuels. En fin de l'œuvre, une réflexion politique très sévère sur la religion. On a traité l'auteur de "singe de Diderot". Au sens où il emprunte les mêmes formes pour atteindre son but, sans doute, mais c'est là un lot commun chez les philosophes du XVIIIe. L'œuvre est profondément originale, multiple, et si elle est critiquable, c'est dans ses qualités mêmes. 'De la philosophie de la nature' est à redécouvrir et à réhabiliter.

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        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

      Sumptibus Bibliopolarum Usuum Parisiensum, 1777. - Sumptibus Bibliopolarum Usuum Parisiensum , Parisiis (Paris) 1777, in - folio (25,5x41cm), 76pp. ; 684pp. (mal pag. 584pp.) 32pp. ; cliij (1), relié. - Edizione adornata con un adesivo recante lo stemma del frontespizio Ventimiglia Luca, numerose colonne sonore per gli organi, così come una incisione pagina intera firmato C. Le Brun raffigurante Cristo in croix.Texte in due colonne, registrato in una doppia cornice. Pelle di pecora pieno di ghiaccio biondo all'inizio del XIX. Torna a sei nervi, sei piccoli ornamenti a entrenerfs (simbolo divino, attributi liturgici ...), in pizzo dorato lungo la schiena, giocare marocchino rosso. Gilt sulle tazze e cappellini ruote. Tutti marmorizzato. Graffi. Combattente Staunch giansenisti parigino Ventimiglia Luke è stato nominato arcivescovo di Parigi nel 1729 era un efficace proseguimento della riforma liturgica, l'emissione di un Breviario, una Processionale e questo Messale. I suoi testi erano così tanto successo che sono stati adottati anche in altre diocesi francesi e stranieri. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée d'une vignette aux armes de Vintimille du Luc en page de titre, de très nombreuses partitions pour orgues, ainsi que d'une gravure pleine page signée C. Le Brun représentant le Christ en croix.Texte sur deux colonnes, consigné dans un double encadrement. Reliure en pleine basane blonde glacée début XIXe. Dos à six nerfs, six petits fleurons aux entrenerfs (symbole divin, attributs liturgiques...), large dentelle dorée en bas du dos, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Roulettes dorées sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Epidermures. Fervent combattant des Jansénistes parisiens, Vintimille du Luc fut nommé archevêque de Paris en 1729. Il fut un efficace continuateur de la réforme liturgique, publiant un Bréviaire, un Processionnal, ainsi que ce Missel. Ses textes connurent un tel succès qu'ils furent également adoptés dans d'autres diocèses français et étrangers.

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

      Chez Le Jay, 1777. - Chez Le Jay, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1777, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in - 12 (9,5x17cm), reliés. - Nuova edizione dopo i primi 3 volumi pubblicati nel 1764. Bound in pieno pecora tempo bionda. Indietro liscio decorato. Come una mostra in marocchino rosso. Numero Volume di parti in pelle di pecora nera strofinato. Testa Mancanza di Volume 1. Testa Hat Volume 4 strappato. SNAG con le ganasce coda mancanti di Volume 3. 5 angoli urtato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après la première parue en 3 volumes en 1764.  Reliures en pleine basane blonde d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Pièces de tomaison en basane noir frottées. Un manque en tête du tome 1. Coiffe de tête du tome 4  arrachée. Accroc avec manque  au mors en queue du tome 3. 5 coins émoussés. Récit de voyage en Italien accompli en 1758 et rédigé en 1759 et 1760 ; Le voyage commence par une description de Nantua, puis de Genève, des Alpes et commence en Italie par Turin, la Lombardie, Milan, Plaisance, Parme, Bologne, Ferrare, Rimini, Ravenne, puis Venise, Rome, Naples, Florence, Pise, et d'autres villes visitées de moindre importance. Le quatrième volume est essentiellement constitué de suppléments, dont un Essau sur la musique française et italienne, Une Discussion historique et critique de la Conjuration de Venise par Saint Réal, des pièces relatives à Venise, un Parallèle de l'Italie et la France par Le Tasse. Avant le voyage en Italie par Lalande, c'est la meilleure narration sur l'Italie dont on disposait.

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        Le gynographes, ou idees de deux honnetes - femmes sur un project de reglement proposée à toute l'Europe, pour mettre les femmes à leur place, & opérer le bonheur des deux sexes; avec des notes par N. - E. Rétif - de - La - Bretonne, editeur de l'ouvrage. Premier partie [ - seconde partie, contenant les notes].

      1777. A La Haye, chez Gosse & Pinet [...] et se trouve a Paris chez Humblot, 1777, voll. 2 legati in 1, in - 8, bella leg. coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata, piatti inquadrati da cornice a merletto con fascetta a volute accostata, dorso liscio con titolo su tassello in pelle nera e ricche decorazioni in oro, sguardie in carta marmorizzata, tagli spruzzati, pp. VIII, 567, [1] in paginazione continua per le due parti. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione.

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        Les douzes mois de l'année

      Basan, 1777. Serie di 12 incisioni in rame a bulino ed acquaforte, su soggetti e disegno di P. Molyn, mm 175x210. Piacevole serie di mesi dell'anno che raffigurano le attività umane nelle campagne durante l'anno: pattinaggio sul ghiaccio, taglio della legna, tosatura, vendemmia, giardinaggio, aratura dei campi, taglio del fieno, pesca, uccisione del maiale ecc. Weirotter, pittore e incisore (Innsbruck 1730 - Vienna 1771) dipinse dapprima paesaggi, alla maniera degli Olandesi italianizzanti; poi, dopo un soggiorno a Parigi (1759 - 63) e a Roma (1763 - 64), produsse quasi esclusivamente incisioni e disegni ravvivati all'acquarello (paesaggi, rovine pittoresche, ecc.), in parte pubblicati a Parigi nel 1777. Ben conservati e con buoni margini

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        Prix de la justice et de l'humanité. [Ensemble] Les vrais principes du gouvernement françois, démontrés par la Raison et par les Faits, par un François

      S.n, 1777. - S.n., Geneve 1777, in - 8 (12x20cm), (6) vij, (1) 316pp. (3) ; iv, 120pp., relié. - Edizioni originali, periodo di vitello screziato rara sia completa. Smooth indietro 4 ferri. Parti di titolo e il numero del volume in marocchino rosso. Confine filetto Triple sulle copertine. Piccola mancanza in mente. Mancano la testa mascella superiore. Mascella superiore diviso coda. Coda mancanza lieve. Attrito. Il lavoro di Gin è soprattutto una difesa della monarchia (come la forma naturale del governo) contro le teorie di Montesquieu e quelli di Mably, ma al di là di questa premessa, l'insieme è notevole per le sue considerazioni economiche, making gin agricoltura e l'industria degli elementi chiave della salute economica. L'autore si sforza di storia e di esempi da varie nazioni come la Cina inconfutabilmente dimostrare le sue teorie. L'opera di Voltaire è una riflessione intelligente sulle leggi della relatività, compresa la loro ingiustizia. Voltaire chiede a ciascuna categoria di reato (furto, il crimine, l'eresia, maghi ...), e le leggi che sono state stabilite. Una delle ultime opere di Voltaire animati dallo zelo per convincere i suoi contemporanei sull'urgenza di leggi di riforma. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales, rares toutes les deux. Reliure en plein veau jaspé d'époque. Dos lisse à 4 fers. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Petit manque en tête. Manque au mors supérieur en tête. Mors supérieur fendu en queue. Léger manque en queue. Frottements. L'ouvrage de Gin est d'abord une défense du pouvoir monarchique (comme la forme de gouvernement naturel) contre les théories de Montesquieu et celles de Mably, mais par delà ce postulat de départ, l'ensemble est remarquable par ses réflexions économiques, Gin faisant de l'agriculture et de l'industrie les pilers de la santé économique. L'auteur s'évertue par l'histoire et les exemples empruntés à diverses nations comme la Chine de prouver de manière irréfutable ses théories. L'oeuvre de Voltaire est une réflexion habile sur la relativité des lois, et notamment sur leur injustice. Voltaire interroge chaque catégorie de criminalité (vol, crime, hérésie, sorciers...) et les lois qui ont été établies. Une des dernières oeuvres de Voltaire animée par l'ardeur de convaincre ses contemporains sur l'urgence de réformer les lois.

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        Journal du Second Voyage du capitaine Cook;Sur les Vaisseaux La Résolution & l'Adventure; Enterpris par ordre de S.M. Britannique, dans les années 1774 & 1775.

      1777 - First French edition. Large folding engraved map, with paper repairs. 8vo. Fine contemporary (or slightly later) quarter calf, half title, title, & first leaf of prelims. repaired without loss, some unobtrusive water damage to bottom right corner of text pages from p.114 to end, otherwise a very fine copy. xix, 546pp. Amsterdam, Described by the elder Forster as an abortion (of course it pre-empted his account of the voyage) this account was probably edited by David Henry who also edited the Gentleman's Magazine, another of Newbery's publications. Marra, who confessed to being the author of the work, was flogged twice on the voyage on both occasions for insolence to an officer. Nevertheless he appears to have been something of a favourite with Cook who dealt with him most leniently when the Irishman made repeated attempts to desert the ship at Tahiti. To his short account of these events and some sympathetic remarks on Marra's history and character Cook, suprisingly, adds the following comment ?I know not if he might not have obtained my consent if he had applied for it in the proper time? Hill, p.60; Sabin, 16247; Holmes, 16. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vollständige Sammlung Aller Von Anfang des noch fürwährenden Teutschen Reichs-Tags de Anno 1663. biß anhero abgefaßten Reichs-Schlüsse. Kayserl. Commissions- u. a. Decreta. Bedencken, Gutachten und Schlüsse etc.

      Regensburg, Riepel, 1740 - 1777. - 4 Bände. 23 Bll., 873 S.; 19 Bll., 853 S., 1 gef. Tab.; 20 Bll., 746 S.; 10 Bll., 690 S. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Folio. NDB XIX, 751. - Enthält Urkunden u. a. Quellen zu den Reichstagen von 1663 bis 1740. Über Staats-, Kriegs-, Friedens-, Religions-, Justiz-, Polizei-, Münz- u. a. Angelegenheiten, "bis heute die wichtigste Quelle für die Geschichte des Immerwährenden Reichstags" (NDB). - Leicht berieben. Gering gebräunt und stockfleckig.

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