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        The Aurelian or Natural History of English Insects namely Moths and Butterflies Together with the Plants on which they feed

      a faithful account of their respective changes; their usual haunts when in winged state; and their standard Names, as given and established by the worthy and ingenious Society of Aurelians. Second edition, second issue ( variant). bound without the engraved frontispiece ( as is often the case), supplied here from another copy  44 hand coloured plates, with the diagramatic plate uncoloured. Folio. ( ? large paper copy). Half, over marbled boards, rebacked. xv, 90pp. London,

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        Catalogue de tableaux et dessins originaux des plus grands maîtres des différentes écoles ; morceaux à gouasse, terres cuites, pierres gravées & pâtes de composition, &c. qui composaient le Cabinet de feu Charles Natoire, ancien professeur et directeur de l'Académie de France à Rome.

      Chez Chariot|& chez P. A. Paillet 1778 - - Chez Chariot & chez P. A. Paillet, à Paris Lundi 14 décembre 1778, in-8 (13x20cm), 45pp. (1f.bl.) 21pp., relié. - Edition originale. Reliure postérieure à la bradel en demi maroquin noir, dos lisse présentant un titre doré en long, plats de papier à la cuve, tête rouge. Quelques frottements au niveau des coiffes et du dos. Nombreuses annotations manuscrites de l'époque en marges (résultats et parfois noms des meilleurs enchérisseurs). Charles-Joseph Natoire (1700-1777) fut un artiste peintre français qui, après avoir obtenu le Premier Grand Prix de Rome en 1721 devint pensionnaire à l'Académie de France à Rome dont il devint le directeur de 1751 à 1775. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque d'Henry Pannier encollé sur le premier contreplat : un petit panier encadré des initiales « ENRY » et de la devise « Les montre mais ne les prête ». Henry Pannier (1853-1935) fut marchand-éditeur de porcelaines, cristaux et meubles, il dirigea avec son frère Georges l'Escalier de Cristal de 1885 à 1923. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. 45pp. (1f.bl.) 21pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Master Print-KING-CHARLES I-PORTRAIT-Van Dyke-Boydell-1778

      - Original master print, titled: 'King Charles the First'. It shows a full-length portrait of King Charles the First, in armor. His helmet and crown are placed on a ledge next to him. Mezzotint engraving on a vellin type paper. Description: Original antique master print. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Boydell after a painting by Van Dyke. This print was published by John Boydell, in 1778. Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was a Flemish artist. He became the leading court painter in England after enjoying great succes in Italy and Flanders. His elegant but casual portraits of court and nobility would set the style in English portrait painting for the next 150 years. Beside his portraits, Van Dyke is known for his mythological and biblical subject treatment. Josiah Boydell (1752-1817) was a British painter, engraver and publisher, who worked closely with his uncle, the publisher John Boydell. Josaih was trained in mezzotint engraving by Richard Earlom. One of his main commissions was to draw the picture collection of Richard Walpole. Condition: Very good, given age. Foxing, mainly in the right and bottom margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P1-19 The overall size is ca. 16.5 x 25.6 inch. The image size is ca. 13.8 x 20.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 42 x 65 cm. The image size is ca. 35 x 53 cm.

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        Versuch einer praktischen Anmerkungen über die Muskeln zu Erläuterung verschiedener Krankheiten und Zufälle entworfen von D.Jacob Frierich Isenflamm.

      Erlangen, bey Wolfgang Walther, 1778, 8, 360 pp. mit kleiner gestochener Titelvignette, 1 Kupfer-Falttafel, marmor. Pappband der Zeit. Selten - Erste und einzige Ausgabe! Jakob Friedrich Isenflamm, "zu Erlangen, war am 21. September 1726 zu Wien geboren, studirte von 1744 an in Erlangen, erlange 1749 daselbst die Doctorwürde mit der Diss.: "De congestionum mechanismo", lebte von 1750 bis 1762 in Wien, wo er die Vorlesungen Van Swieten's, De Haen's u.A. besuchte und nebenbei Praxis trieb, verfasste auch 1762 zwei kleinere Schriften "De spiritu in morbis tentamen" und "Versuch von denen Ursachen der gegenwärtigen Berufskrankheiten", machte 1762 eine wissenschaftliche Reise nach Holland und Frankreich und wurde 1763 mit dem Charakter als Hofraht zum 3.ordentlichen Professor der Medicin und Anatomie an der Universität Erlangen berufen, welche Professur er 1764 antrat noch in demselben Jahre zum 2., 1791 zum 1. Professor der Medicin auf. 1778 wurde ihm Seitens der Erlanger philosophischen Facultät die Doctorwürde verliehen. Er starb am 23. Februar 1793. Seine Schriften sind ziemlich zahlreich, darunter aber keine grössere Werke. Ausser einer Anzahl von mehr als 4 Dutzend kleiner Abhandlungen, Gelegenheitsschriften, Dissertationen über die allerverschiedensten Gegenstände, hat er 4 Schriften herausgegeben, die alle die gleiche Anlage und Tendenz haben und auch analoge Titel führen, nämlich: "Versuch einiger praktischer Anmerkungen über die Nerven, zur Erläuterungen verschiedener Krankheiten derselben, vornehmlich hypochondrischer und hysterischer Zustände" (1774), sowie ähnliche Schriften über die Muskeln (1778), Knochen (1782), Eingeweide (1784). Seine grosse Gewandtheit in fremden Sprachen benutzte er theils für eine neue Ausgabe von Steph. Blancard's "Lexicon medicum" (2 voll., 1776-78), welche eine Erklärung der medicinischen Termini technici giebt, theils für die Uebersetzung mehrer botanischer und zoologischer Abhandlungen (des Freih. v. Gleichen-Russsworm, von J.F.Esper Schreber) in's Französische u.s.w." Gurlt, Hirsch III, p.348 E.G.Baldinger, I, St.4., p.94 Fikenscher, Univ. Erlangen, abt.II, p.72 E., Gurlt, Allgem. Deutsch. Biogr. XIII, p.630

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        Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere. Nouvelle édition. 13 Bände + Supplement Bänd 1-10 in 10 Bände - zusammen 23 Bände.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1769-, 1778. - circa 16,2 x 10,8 cm. 204 Kupfertafeln und 2 Karten (wohl statt 205 u. 4) + 98 Kupfertafeln Marmorierte Lederbände d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und hübschen Buntpapier-Vorsätzen "Nissen 673; Anker 75. Prachtvoll gebundene Ausgabe des Grundwerkes der grossen Naturgeschichte von Buffon (1707-1788) in 13 Bänden mit den Säugetieren, dem Menschen, Würmern und allgemeine Teil zu Beginn. Hier sind vorhanden 204 (2 gefaltete Kupfertafel) und zwei gefaltete Landkarten - wohl statt 205 Tafeln und 4 Karten (die Angaben sind nicht ganz übereinstimmend in den Bibliographien und Exemplare auf Auktionen scheinen immer andere Tafelzahlen zu enthalten). Die Supplementbände enthalten 98 Kupfertafeln (wohl komplett) und behandeln weitere Tiere, sowei die Mineraologie und Geologie. Es erschien noch eine Reihe zu den Vögeln sowie zwei weitere Supplemente, die ganze Reihe der "Histoire Naturelle" umfasst in dieser Oktavausgabe insgesamt 69 Bände, die von 1769 bis 1804 erschienen. - Hier abgebildet: Hunde, Katzen, Pferde, Esel, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Giraffe, Hirsche, Hasen, Raubkatzen, Menschen und Monster etc. " "- Alter Wappenstempel und Besitzvermerk Dupuis, wenig gebräunt, nur gering berieben. - Sehr schöne und dekorative Reihe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kandide oder die beste Welt aufs neue verdeutscht (Candide). Mit 5 chodowieckischen Kupfern.

      Verlag Christian Friedrich Himburg, Berlin, 1778 - 354 (1) S., Voltaire, Pseudonym für François-Marie Arouet, 21.11.1694 - Paris - 30.05.1778, französischer Philosoph u. Schriftsteller der europäischen Aufklärung. Die satirische Novelle "Candide oder der Optimismus" (im Original: Candide ou l`optimisme), war bereits 1759 von Voltaire unter dem Pseudonym Docteur Ralph veröffentlicht worden. Vorliegend die seltene erste von Daniel Chodowiecki illustrierte Ausgabe (Goed. IV/1) und auch die erste Übersetzung durch Wilhelm Christhelf Siegmund Mylius (1754 - 1827), der in seiner humorvollen Einleitung seine Art der Übersetzung verdeutlich. Mit gestochener Innentitelvignette (wohl Porträt Voltaire) sowie mit allen fünf Kupferstichen von Chodowiecki. Die letzte Textseite ist mit dem Hinweis für den Drucker, bei welcher Seite er die Kupfer "einzuverleiben" hat. Wahrscheinlich mit dem Original-Verlagseinband, dieser berieben u. etwas bestoßen, vord. Gelenkpapier geplatzt, Textseiten angebräunt. +++++ Bitte beachten: Lieferung nach Vorauszahlung. An Buchhandel, Antiquariate, Behörden, Öffentliche Bibliotheken, Universitäten, Museen liefern wir auf Wunsch mit Rechnung. +++++ Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 Kl.-8° (ca. 16 x 10 cm), braunes Halbleder, Lederecken, goldgepr. RTitel, 4 Bünde. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de chimie contenant la théorie et la pratique de cette science, son application à la physique, à l'histoire naturelle, à la médecine et aux arts dépendans de la chimie. 2e édit. revue et considérablement augmentée.

      P., Th. Barrois le jeune, 1778, 4 vol. in 12. demi-veau blond moucheté époque à petits coins, dos lisse à filets dorés, p. de t. vertes, qq. rousseurs bel exemplaire. La meilleure édition, la plus complète de l'?uvre la plus importante de Macquer. Ce tirage à la date de 1778 contient une importante table qui ne figure pas dans le tirage Didot de 1777. C'est le premier dictionnaire de chimie théorique et générale. Toutefois il contient aussi un grand nombre de préceptes de la philosophie hermétique, des secrets, et recettes de médecine spagyrique qui le font rechercher des amateurs. ¶ Duveen: "By far the most important of Macquer's works..." (p.377) - Poggendorff II.8/9 - Ferguson II,60 - D.S.B. VIII. 619 - Bolton I.68 - Caillet n°6934 qui ne cite que la 1ere édition en 2 volumes.

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        REGLAMENTO Y ARANCELES REALES PARA EL COMERCIO LIBRE DE ESPAÑA A INDIAS DE 12 DE OCTUBRE DE 1778

      - Madrid. Imp. Pedro Marín. 1778. 24x17 cm. portada + 19 págs. de Sumario + 262 págs. plena piel época, nervios, tejuelo y cuajado de hierros dorados, cortes tintados. Buenos márgenes y limpio excepto las 3 primeras págs. y las 3 últimas, con marca en el borde derecho sin afectar. Este ejemplar a diferencia de otros no tiene el escudo de España en la anteportada y la portada está a una tinta (negra) firma anterior propietario. # América. Comercio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Map-NORTH AMERICA-SOUTH-USA-CANADA-MARTINIQUE-Vaugondy-Delamarche-1778

      - Map: 'Amerique ou Indes Occidentales .' (Map of America or the West Indies). Map of North and South America with inset maps of Martinique and Saint-Domingue / Santa Domingo. Including separate sheet with key. De Vaugondy's map of America, pre-dating information from any of the Cook Voyages. The NW Coast of America is shown wildly distorted to the west, with a number of mythical rivers flowing from the Pacific eastward, including the River of the West. The discoveries of Admiral De Font and Martin D'Aguilar are noted. Much of the Southwestern US is also shown as being traversed by branches of these long rivers, searching for a watercourse to the Mississippi. Large insets of Martinique and Haiti. A few minor in the lower margin, one just crossing neatline. Text panel on the right. Copperplate engraving and etching on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This map originates from an unrecorded composite Atlas compiled around 1795 (based on youngest dated map) which contained many maps originally published in the famous 'Atlas Universel.', by de Vaugondy, first published in 1757. To produce the atlas, the Vaugondys integrated older sources with more modern surveyed maps. They verified and corrected the latitude and longitude of many regional maps in the atlas with astronomical observations. The older material was revised with the addition of many new place names. In the late 18th c. the plates of these maps were acquired by Delamarche. This map has reference to Le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy and Delamarche in it's cartouches. Date reference in cartouche: 1778.Artists and Engravers: Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688�1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723�1786), were leading cartographers in France during the 18th century. Charles Francois Delamarche (1740-1817) founded the important and prolific Paris based Maison Delamarche map publishing firm in the late 18th century. A lawyer by trade Delamarche entered the map business with the acquisition from Jean-Baptiste Fortin of Robert de Vaugondy's map plates and copyrights and later addes many plates from other sources as well. Charles Delamarche eventually passed control of the firm to his son Felix Delamarche (18th C. - 1st half 19th C.) and geographer Charles Dien (1809-1870). It was later passed on to Alexandre Delamarche, who revised and reissued several Delamarche publications in the mid-19th century. The firm continued to publish maps and globes until the middle part of the 19th century. Condition: General age related toning and light staining. Worm holes at lower middle fold and bottom margin; paper separation lower middle fold, backed by identical paper. Irregular paper edges, chipped with small tears, backed by identical paper. Short margin at the bottom; remargined. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: (BG) B55-25 The overall size is ca. 27.8 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 25.4 x 20.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 70.5 x 53 cm. The image size is ca. 64.5 x 51 cm.

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVIII (48) January to December 1778

      D Henry; F Newbery, London 1778 - iii, 645pp, [xv] + plates. 15 b/w plates and maps (some fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Philosophical Grammar; being a view of the present state of Experimented Physiology, or, Natural Philosophy. In Four Parts (Part I - Somatology); (Part II - Cosmology); (Part III - Aerology); (Part IV - Geology) ... With Alterations, Corrections and very large Additions, by way of Notes

      London: (1778). Printed for J. Rivington and sons, G. Keith, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Caslon, [and 7 others in London], 1778. - (Part I - Somatology: or, Doctrine of the Universal Properties of Matter; and the specific Qualities of Natural Bodies; with Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Nature); (Part II - Cosmology: containing, A General View of the Universe; The Philosophy of the Sun, Moon, Planets, Comets, and fixed Stars); (Part III - Aerology: containing, The Philosophy of the Atmosphere, or Air, Wind, Meteors, and Celestial Appearances); (Part IV - Geology: containing, A Philosophical View of the Terraqueous Globe; The Philosophy of the Earths, Stones, Metals, Minerals, &c.; The Philosophy of Water; the Seas, Rivers, Springs, &c.; The Philosophy of Plants and Vegetation; The Philosophy of Animal Bodies; The Human Body, Brutes, Fowls, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, Shell-Animals, &c. - The Philosophies are graphically illustrated through Engravings, Drawings, and Maps found within the (26) folding Copper Plates and Tables. - Original calf binding with five raised bands. Internally, the leaves are mostly clean and crisp with minimal foxing. - A Very Important and Quite Rare work in its Final and most Complete Edition. ; [11],4-362,[6],Index. pages, Large 8vo

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        A List of Various Editions of the Bible, and Parts thereof, in English. From the Year 1526 to 1776.

      London: No imprint, 1778. - Tall 8vo. [2] 73 pp. [1] pp. Printed rectos only. Original marbled wrappers. This is the second, greatly enlarged edition by Ducarel after the original 1777 list printed by William Bowyer and compiled by Joseph Ames. This book was Andrew Ducarel's personal copy and bears his signature dated 1778 on the top corner of the front cover verso. In addition it has his bookplate affixed to the verso's center. The book has at least 9 corrections to the text in Ducarel's hand, several of which are substantial. It is additionally INSCRIBED by Ducarel on the half-title page "Presented by Andrew Ducarel to W. Teggel(?)meyre | July 28th 1781." Ducarel (1713-1785) was a noted English librarian, lawyer, antiquary and archivist. He was keeper of the Lambeth Palace Library from 1757 until his death. Ducarel's numerous publications range from travel to history to law. The book's original marbled wrappers have some chipping at the extremities but the book remains in very good condition with most of the spine intact. There is a modern bookplate front cover verso at the bottom. A true rarity and obviously singular. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A List of Various Editions of the Bible, and Parts thereof, in English From the Year 1526 to 1776

      London: No imprint, 1778.. Tall 8vo. [2] 73 pp. [1] pp. Printed rectos only. Original marbled wrappers. This is the second, greatly enlarged edition by Ducarel after the original 1777 list printed by William Bowyer and compiled by Joseph Ames. This book was Andrew Ducarel's personal copy and bears his signature dated 1778 on the top corner of the front cover verso. In addition it has his bookplate affixed to the verso's center. The book has at least 9 corrections to the text in Ducarel's hand, several of which are substantial. It is additionally INSCRIBED by Ducarel on the half-title page "Presented by Andrew Ducarel to W. Teggel(?)meyre | July 28th 1781." Ducarel (1713-1785) was a noted English librarian, lawyer, antiquary and archivist. He was keeper of the Lambeth Palace Library from 1757 until his death. Ducarel's numerous publications range from travel to history to law. The book's original marbled wrappers have some chipping at the extremities but the book remains in very good condition with most of the spine intact. There is a modern bookplate front cover verso at the bottom. A true rarity and obviously singular.. Signed by Author(s). Soft cover. Very Good.

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        Storia Ecclesiastica

      Dalle stampe di Vincenzo Pazzini Carli e Figli, SIENA 1778 - ITALIANO SCOMPLETAZIONE, Tomo X-XI-LX, condizioni discrete, coperta fortemente segnata dal tempo e dalla cattiva conservazione, gore e strappi alla coperta, taglio annerito e frastagliato, bordo stanco, titoli in cornice al dorso, opera fruibile ma precaria, fioriture diffuse tra le pagine, opera tradotta dal francese all'italiano,edizione ad personam; tomi X-XI dedicati al Conte de Firmian, tomo LX dedicato al Conte di Senigaglia

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        Antique Print-SHREWSBURY BRIDGE AND LANDSCAPE-Sandby-1778

      - Antique print, titled: 'Part of the old bridge at Shrewsbury with two arches of the new one.' - Attractive view of the old bridge at Shrewsbury with the new one being build in the distance. Line and aquatint etching on laid paper. Watermark: Large coat of arms with a French lily. Made by 'Paul Sandby' after own design. Paul Sandby (1731-1809) was an English map-maker turned landscape painter in watercolours, who, along with his older brother Thomas, became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. He was a gifted artist, who was responsible for the intro Condition: Good, given age. Cut to the image, with loss of the textcaption, but with original attachment to carrier. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 20.1 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 20.1 x 12.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 51 x 32.4 cm. The image size is ca. 51 x 32.4 cm.

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        Miscellaneous Observations relating to Education. More especially, as it respects the conduct of the mind. To which is added, An essay on a course of liberal education for civil and active life.

      Bath: printed by R. Cruttwell for J. Johnson. 1778 - xxv, [1] errata, [2] ads, 334, [2]pp ads, half title. 8vo. Contemp. Occasional sl. damp marking, some long & shorthand contemp. annotations. 8vo. Attractively rebound in quarter calf, raised bands, red morocco label, vellum tips. Ownership signature of Rich?d Watson on title. Later inscription on verso of half title: ?Francis Osborne. Presented to me by Dr. Williams? Library London because I gave them some tracts dealing with non-conformists in Devon? ESTC T39424. First Edition. Advocating the early introduction of science to students. Richard Watson, 1737-1816, was a friend of Priestley; like Priestley, Watson was both a scientist - he was made professor of chemistry at Cambridge University in 1764 - and theologian - he became Bishop of Llandaff in 1782. Dr. Williams? Library is situated at 14 Gordon Square, London. It is considered the pre-eminent research library of English Protestant non-conformity. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Miscellaneous Observations relating to Education. More especially, as it respects the Conduct of the Mind, to which is added, an Essay on a Course of Liberal Education for Civil and Active Life

      Bath, J. Johnson, 1778 [first edition]. Octavo, [iii]-xxvi, 334 pages (lacking the half-title and perhaps a terminal blank, with errata printed on page xxvi). Early polished speckled calf with gilt-decorated edges and spine, raised bands and contrasting leather titling labels; leather a little rubbed, scuffed and lightly marked, with trifling loss to the head of the spine; hinges slightly cracked at the foot of the spine; scattered pale foxing (a little heavier on the endpapers and the first and last few leaves); front flyleaf a little creased; small light inoffensive tidemarks to the top (blank) margin of a few sections; essentially a very good copy with contemporary ownership details (dated 1780) on the front flyleaf.

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        Gramatica delle scienze filosofiche, o breve analisi della filosofia moderna appoggiata alle sperienze.Bassano, a spese Remondini di Venezia, 1778.

      Bassano, a spese Remondini di Venezia 1778 - Cm. 19,5, pp. 334 + 1 c.b. Con ritratto dell"A. all"antiporta, 2 tabelle ripieg. e 22 tavole ripieg. f.t. (centinaia di figure raffiguranti cart. geogr., invenzioni, oggetti, animali, osservazioni astronomiche); il tutto inciso finemente in rame. Legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Sporadiche e lievi fioriture. Esemplare ben conservato e in barbe. Benjamin Martin (1704-1782), scrittore scientifico inglese, esercitò la professione di ottico e di costruttore di globi e microscopi. Le sue opere ebbero notevole impatto divulgativo. Classico e fortunato trattato scientifico che tratta di astrologia, aerologia, astrografia, atmosfera, azione e reazione, idrostatica, gravità, clima, consistenza dei corpi, eclissi, eliografia, idrologia, geografia, goelogia, idrostatica, ittiografia, suono, luce, planetografia, velocità del moto, uranologia, ecc. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versuch über einige merkwürdige Alterthümer im Königreich Böhmen.

      Königgratz. Tibellin, Raab.1778, 79, 85. Stück 1 - 3./ 3 Teile. Komplett. 20,5 x 12,5 cm. 4 Bl., 192 S.; 2 Bl., 232 S., 2 Bl.; 219 S. Halbleder d. Zeit. mit reicher dekorat. Rvg. u. marm. Deckeln. Teils nur wenig berieb. Schöne Einbände. Innen Papier teils leicht gebräunt, Titelblätter fleckig, stellenweise etw. braunfleckig, einige Seiten jedoch stärker. Karl Joseph Biener Ritter von Bienenberg (tschechisch Karel Josef Biener z Bienenberka; * 4. November 1731 in Schlan; † 20. Januar 1798 in Prag, Ritter seit 1769) war Hauptmann des altböhmischen Königgrätzer Kreises im Königreich Böhmen sowie Historiker. Wegen seiner prähistorischen Forschungen gilt er als Vater der böhmischen Vorgeschichtswissenschaft. Karl Joseph Biener war ein Sohn des Joseph Georg Johann Biener († um 1750), Doktor der Medizin, Kreisphysikus in Schlan, seit 1740 Professor der Anatomie an der Karlsuniversität Prag und ein Enkel des Philipp Anton Biener, Regiments-Auditor und kaiserlich königlicher Richter in Leitmeritz und Prag. 1754 wurde dem Vater der Adelstand mit dem Prädikat „von Biener“ verliehen. Karl Joseph Biener war Absolvent der Rechtswissenschaften der Karlsuniversität. 1775 wurde er zum Adjunkt am Kreisamt in Leitmeritz und um 1783 Kreishauptmann in Königgrätz. Als Kaiser Joseph II. die Festung Königgrätz gegen Preußen ausbauen ließ, galt das Interesse Karl Joseph Biener von Bienenbergs vor allem den dabei zutage kommenden prähistorischen Bodenfunden und deren Fundplätzen. Er legte sorgfältige Zeichnungen an, trat mit gleichgesinnten Forschern in Gedanken- und Forschungsaustausch, forderte systematische Grabungen und vermutete in Publikationen eine bis in die prähistorische Vorzeit reichende Besiedlung Böhmens durch Slawen. Dies fand bei tschechischen Wissenschaftlern besondere Anerkennung. Von 1779 lebte er bis zu seinem Tod in Prag.; Quelle Wikipedia. - Mit mehr. gefalt. Kupfertafeln (sehr sauber). Versand D: 6,00 EUR 18. Jahrhundert; Altertümer; Archäologie; Bohemica; Böhmen; Königreiche; Kulturgeschichte; Prähistorie; Vorgeschichte, Sammelband, Anthology; Sammelwerke; Werkausgaben; Werke

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        Commentaries On The Laws Of England In Four Books (Seventh And Eighth Editions)

      Oxford 1775 and 1778: Oxford / Clarendon Press / William Strahan, 1778. Seventh and Eighth Edition . Full Leather. Very Good +. 8 1/2" Tall. Frontispiece Portrait. Four volumes. Volume I, II and IV are the Seventh Edition, Volume III is the Eighth Edition [ with correction from Seventh Edition on p. 30, line 21], all volumes in leather, original lined calf covers, attractively refurbished and uniformly rebacked to style in light tan leather with new red and black morocco labels, brilliant gilt lettering, new endpapers, hinges tight, pages and edges clean. Spine with 7 raised bands, red morocco title, black morocco volume indicator.

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        Narrative of thirty-four years slavery and travels in Africa.London, printed for Richard Philips and co. (back of title-page: printed by G. Sidney), 1819. 8vo. With a engraved frontispiece with a portrait of Dumont. Later green paper wrappers.

      L. Croegaert, The African continent, p. 124; Huntress 198C; not in Hogg. First edition of the English translation of an eye-witness account of slavery in Africa. The French writer Jacques Salbigoton Quesné (1778-1859) mentions in the introduction that one day he heard of a man returning to Paris after being enslaved for 34 years in Africa. Reckoning his tale must be very suitable for publication, he invited this man, Pierre Joseph Dumont, to his house. "It was agreed between us, that he should repair to my house every day, to furnish me with data that were to serve as a basis of an history of the thirty-seven years of his absence" (introduction). Dupont gives detailed information on the lives of Christian slaves: where they live, what they wear and eat, what happens when one gets sick or commits suicide, how the Arab masters treat them, etc.Offsetting of the frontispiece to the title-page, some occasional foxing. Otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed.

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        Veduta dell'Arco di Benevento nel Regno di Napoli

      1778. Acquaforte, bulino e puntasecca firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra "C. Piranesi fece"; tratta da "Vedute di Roma", la più conosciuta opera di Piranesi. Secondo stato su quattro con i numeri 20 a sinistra e 94 a destra in lastra in basso. Bella prova con molto ben impressa e contrastata, eseguita su carta vergata, filigrana con giglio con doppio cerchio. Tiratura romana postuma. Si tratta dell'ultima incisione delle "Vedute" eseguita da Giambattista Piranesi, rarissima in tiratura coeva, poiché egli morì nello stesso anno. Foglio a pieni margini. Mm 478x712 (lastra), 525x742 (foglio). Lieve traccia della consueta piega editoriale. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Hind 135, II/IV.

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        Opere di Francesco Redi gentiluomo aretino e accademico della Crusca. Seconda edizione napoletana corretta e migliorata.In Napoli, a spese di Michele Stasi, 1778.

      In Napoli, a spese di Michele Stasi 1778 - Sette volumi di cm. 20,5; pp. (4) viii, 180; (4) 140 (2), 86; (4) 294 (2); (4) 366 (2); vi, 307 (1); (4) 264; (2) vii (1), 320. Con ritratto del Redi all'antiporta del primo volume, una tavola ripigata raffigurante quattro medaglioni e 32 belle tavole incise in rame (su disegni di Filippo De Grado) e ripiegate fuori testo, raffiguranti insetti e vari tipi di piante; frontespizi incisi in rame. Graziosa legatura coeva in cartonato rigido marmorizzato con titoli in oro su tass. in pelle al dorso. Timbretto di biblioteca ecclesiastica parzialmente dismessa alla carta di guardia iniziale. Ordinarie fioriture, tipiche della carta napoletana del tempo, qualche sporadico e tarscurabile alone. Esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. Francesco Redi (1626-1698), celebre scienziato e letterato aretino, si distinse per l'immensa produzione scientifica, caratterizzata da scritti assai rilevanti: Osservazioni intorno agli animali viventi che si trovano negli animali viventi, primo fondamento della parassitologia; Osservazioni intorno alle vipere, importante studio sui veleni naturali; Bacco in Toscana, un elogio dei diversi vini che si distingue per il virtuosismo linguistico e metrico, un ricchissimo epistolario, i consulti medici, ecc. Cfr. Gamba, 836; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Festa Mariana celebriora per annum: ex more et instituto almae congregationis electoralis academicae majoris sub titulo B. Mariae V. annunciatae sermonibus panegyrico-moralibus.

      1778 - 269 Seiten; Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer aufgelösten Klosterbibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/ stellenweise stockfleckig; der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; LATEINISCH! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400

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        Cameralische Grundsätze der praktischen Forstwissenschaft : Erster Theil / Von Ludwig Wilhelm von Griesheim, Herzogl. Sachsen-Gotha- und Altenburgischem Cammerrath. Erster Theil [Alles].

      Leipzig, Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf., 1778 - [8 nn Bll. Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette] 164 S. [9 nn Bll.] mit 3 ausfaltbaren Tafeln (2 Tabellen ein Stich "Sägeblatt" und einer Tafel "Schema der Abzahlzettel. VD18 10696970; nicht in MNE; Sehr seltenes Werk zur Forstwirtschaft mit gestochenem Wappen-ExLibris Albert Louis Comte de Schulenburg. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8° Halblederband über fünf Bünde (oberes Kapital rasiert) mit handmarmorierten Buntpapiervorsätzen.

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        Physisch-moralische Briefe über die Berge, und die Geschichte der Erde und des Menschen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von J. M. Marcard. (= Lettres physiques et morales sur les montagnes et sur l?histoire de la terre et de l?homme).

      Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1778, - in-8vo, XXVIII + 258 S., Original H.-Lederband, Rückenvergoldung, Titeletikette. Schönes Exemplar. Deutsche Erstausgabe dieses erstmals 1778 in Den Haag (La Haye) im französischen Original erschienen Werkes. In Briefform abgefasster Reisebericht von Lausanne nach Sitten im Walliserlande. Von Lausanne über Murten und Bern zu den Gletschern des Grindelwalds, ins Berner Oberland, mit Beschreibung der Gletscher, der Bevölkerung, der ländliche Gastfreundschaft und der guten Luft. Der Schweizer Geologe und Meteorologe Deluc stammte aus Genf, wurde 1770 Vorleser der Königin von England und später Professor der Philosophie und Geologie in Göttingen, lebte aber meist in London. Als genauer Beobachter der Natur begründete er seinen Ruf mit Experimenten zur Atmosphäre und Barometermessungen in den Alpen und im Jura. Die Funktionsweise und Verbesserung eines tragbaren Barometers mit verschliessbarem Quecksilberreservoir sowie ein nach seinen Plänen gebautes Thermometer sind heute noch in Museen erhalten. Une relation de voyage en 1774 à partir de Lausanne direction Sion en Valais, puis dans le Bas-Valais, à Berne, à Lauterbrunnen et les Glacières de Grindelwald, à Neuchâtel et dans le Jura (Vallée du Lac de Joux). Suivent les remarques sur les phénomènes (glaciers e.a.) des Alpes. Dans une note (avertissement) à la fin de l?ouvrage, l'auteur indique que ?Quoique cette Ire partie se fie aujourd'hui à un plan plus étendu, elle peut-être lue seule; & tel de mes Lecteurs, qui jusqu'ici aura pris patience sur mes réflexions en faveur des belles Vallées & des Hauteurs délicieuses de la Suisse ou je les conduisois.?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 1269; Poggendorff I, 545; Dict. of scientific biography 4, 27; Reichler & Ruffieux, Le voyage en Suisse p. 285, 290-292; de Beer p. 59. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire ecclésiastique

      A Nismes chez Pierre Beaumé 1778 - 1779. 25 volumes forts In-8 reliés demi-basane blonde, dos lisses très ornés de filets, fleurons et entrelacs dorés, pièces de titre rouge et de tomaison noire. Chaque volume environ 600 pages. Ensemble bien complet du tome XXV qui contient la table général des matières. Le tome XXV présente une tache de brunissure angulaire sur une dizaine de pages sans perte de texte. Très bel ensemble, très bien relié, sans défauts aux reliures. Rare dans cette condition.

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        Kalendario manual y Guía de forasteros en Madrid, para el año 1778

      Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, Madrid 1778 - Tamaño 7,5 x 11,5 cm. 56 h sin foliar, seguido de "Estado Militar de España. Año de 1778", 54 h sin foliar. En su portada se expresa que contiene los nacimientos de los reyes, reinas, los setenta miembros que componen el sacro colegio cardenalicio, los príncipes de Europa, los ministros que componen los tribunales de Su Magestad en sus reinos, con indicación de sus residencias particulares en Madrid. Encuadernación plena piel con estampación en lomo de motivos vegetales. Ligero desgaste de la cofia y perforación de polilla en la base del lomo. Por lo demás, muy buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. Ex edition Petri Burmanni. Tomus primus [Tomus secundus].

      Glasguae: In aedibus academicis, excudebat Andrews Foulis, Academiae Typographus, 1778. - Folio, 2 vols. in 1, half-title, list of subscribers bound before the half-title to the first volume, final blanks, (but I suspect these are binder's blanks and both have some foxing), full near cont. dark brown mottled calf, gilt tooled borders, spine gilt in compartments, rebacked with orig. spine laid down and original red leather title label, with the crest of the Royal High School of Edinburgh on the covers (sl. rubbed), and with a large presentation inscription on the front free e.p. to a 'Gulielmo Bain' dated 1809. some sl. fingering in the blank margins of the first few leaves else the text clean and fresh, Royal High School stamp on the front e.p. and at the foot of the title. [Gaskell 639] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        35 (von 40) Bände. Es fehlen die Bände 23, 25, 30, 36 und 38. 35 volumes sur 40 volumes. Ils manquent les volumes 23, 25, 30, 36 et 38.

      - Paris, Delalain, 1778 - 1788, 12°, mit einem Frontispiz-Porträt (diese teils fleckig) in jedem Band, goldgeprägte Original-Ganzledereinbände mit 2 roten Rückenschildern in schöner Erhaltung. *Sehr dekorative, nahezu komplette Reihe dieser Anthologie. Paris, Delalain, 1778 - 1788, in-12°, avec portraits gravés sur cuivre en face des pages de titre (quelques rousseurs), reliures cuir doré et 2 éziquettes rouges sur les dos.

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        Vue du port de Dieppe.

      Eau-forte gravée par Martini en 1775, d'après le tableau de Joseph Vernet peint en 1765 et tirée par Cochin et Lebas en 1778. - Bonne épreuve à l'eau-forte pure avant la lettre (aucun texte en marge basse), bien contrastée (760 mm x 550 mm), marges rognées à 5 mm de la cuvette en haut et sur les montants, seules les armes de France sont gravées au centre de la marge inférieure. Superbe vue très animée du port de Dieppe faisant partie de la Collection des Ports de France, ordonnée par le marquis de Marigny, Directeur et Ordonnateur Général des bâtiments du Roi, Jardins, Arts, Académies et Manufactures Royales.

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        Etats du Grand-Seigneur en Asie, Empire de Perse,Pays des Usbecs, Arabie et Egypte

      Venezia 1778 - Carta geografica tratta dal "Atlas Universelle" del Santini, edito dal Remondini a Venezia. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Map taken from the Santini "Atlas Universelle" published by Remondini in Venice. Copperplate with original outline coloring, in very good condition. Dimensioni 565 497mm

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        Lettre de M.D.L.C. à M*** sur le sort des astronomes qui ont eu part aux dernières mesures de la terre, depuis 1735.Lettre de M. Godin des Odonais, & l'aventure tragique de Madame Godin dans son voyage de la province de Quito, à Cayenne, pas le fleuve des Amazones.[Maastricht, 1778?]. 8vo. Contemporary wrappers.

      - Ferreiro, Measure of the earth, pp. 270-271; Garraux, p. 164 ("Pièces fort rares et non citées dans Brunet, ni dans les catalogues spéciaux sur l'Amérique"); Sabin 38482. Rare offprint of 2 letters, originally published in Charles Marie de la Condamine's Relation abregée d'un voyage fait dans l'interieur de l'Amérique méridionale (Maastricht, 1778). The first letter gives an acount of Condamine's journey aimed at measuring the circumference of the earth. The second is a letter by the French Isabel Godin des Odonais (1728-1792) to Condamine. In this letter, she describes her terrible journey from the province Quito (Ecuador) to Cayenne (French Guiana) via the Amazon. At first Isabel would join her husband, Jean, on his expedition to measure the earth, but couldn't because she got pregnant. When Jean wanted to return home, he was refused permission by the Spanish and Portuguese authorities because he was a Frenchmen. Isabel decided to sail with a small crew down the Amazon, a 3000-mile journey. Most of the crew either died or abandoned Isabel, and after being on her own for nine days, she met some Indians who helped her to reach Cayenne.With a few faint stains on some of the last pages, otherwise in good condition.

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        Serie cronologica de'senatori di Roma illustrata con documenti (.). Dedicata a Sua Eccellenza il Signor D. Abondio Rezzonico Principe assistente al soglio pontificio e senatore di Roma.

      Rome, Generoso Salomoni 1778 - in-4, VIII-132 pp., demi-vélin teinté à coins, dos lisse orné de guirlandes dorées, plats recouverts de papier dominoté, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs et piqûres assez abondantes, mais bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage n'a rien à voir avec l'Antiquité : ses listes de sénateurs romains commencent en 1220 (un Sénat s'était recréé à Rome entre le VIIe et le VIIIe siècle, avec des attributions administratives municipales ; jouet du baronnat et des familles aristocratiques pendant toute le moyen âge, il visait à concurrencer sur place le pouvoir pontifical). Et justement, le dédicataire, Abondio Rezzonico (neveu du pape Clément XIII, ex-Carlo Rezzonico) avait été nommé sénateur de Rome en 1765. Antonio Bruno Gaetano Vendettini (1704-1781) n'a commis que deux ouvrages, tous les deux sur le Sénat romain (le second est paru après sa mort, en 1782). Au CCF, exemplaires seulement à la BnF et à Grenoble.

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        Histoire naturelle, civile et politique du Tonquin, par M. l'Abbé Richard, chanoine de l'eglise royale de Vezelai.

      A Paris: Chez Moutard, imprimeur-libraire de la Reine, de Madame & de Madame la Comtesse d'Artois, Hotel de Cluny, rue des Mathurins, MDCCLXXVIII [1778]. - 2 vols., 8vo (18 x 11 cm.): viii, iii-xxxviii, 366 pages; xii, 366, [2] pages. Detailed indexes ("tables des matières") at the end of each volume itemize contents and topics covered. Bound in contemporary pink paper boards, uncut, occasional light dampstains and foxing. FIRST EDITION OF RICHARD'S SCARCE HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF NORTH VIETNAM. Jérôme Richard, born in Dijon around 1720, served as canon of Vézelay and was elected to the Institut de France in 1795 as a member of the zoology section. Richard's comprehensive treatment of North Vietnam touches on the mores and customs of its people (including cock fighting, sexual practices, and burial customs), natural history, religion, government, agriculture, commerce (especially with the English and the Dutch), and diseases and medicine. Richard also includes descriptions of important cities and villages. French involvement in Vietnam started in the early 17th century with the mission of the Jesuit missionary Alexandre de Rhodes (1591-1660). French and European relations continued throughout the 18th century, with deepening trade and missionary activity. Richard's work is based on memoires and documents left behind by one of these dedicated missionaries, the Abbé de Saint-Phalle, priest of the diocese of Autun, France, who according to Richard spent 12 years as a missionary in North Vietnam before his death in 1766 (cf. "Introduction," vol. I, pp. x-xi). A second edition of Richard's work appeared in 1788, and an English translation was published in London in 1808-1814. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Acta Academiae Theodoro-Palatinae. Historia Et Commentationes Academiae Electoralis Scientiarum Et Elegantiorum Literarum Theodoro-Palatinae. Bände 1-5 (von 11).

      Mannheim, Akademie, 1766-1778. - Quart. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. Titelrückenschildern, marmorierten Vorsätzen und umseitig rotem Schnitt. Texte in Deutsch, Lateinisch und Französisch. Einbände leicht berieben, jeweils handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag o.g. Provenienz auf den Vorsätzen, datiert 1820 (und weitere des 19. Jahrhunderts). Bis auf die Tafel III im 4. Band, die wegen Überformates – wie meist – unserem Exemplar nicht beigebunden war, vollständig. Gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe der fünf ersten Bände der Zeitschrift, die jeweils im Abstand mehrerer Jahren erschienenen und daher in geschlossenen Reihen selten zu bekommen ist. Ab dem dritten Band wurde die Reihe aufgeteilt in einen historischen-philosophischen und einen naturwissenschaftlichen Teil. Die Kurpfälzische Akademie der Wissenschaften wurde von Kurfürst Karl Theodor 1763 gegründet und existierte lediglich bis 1803. Die in lateinisch, deutsch und französisch verfaßten Beiträge stammen von den namhaftesten Wissenschaftlern der Pfalz, darunter Johann Jakob Hemmer und Friedrich Casimir Medicus. Im 3. Band die Beschreibung von Fossilien aus dem Naturalienkabinett des Kurfürsten von Collini. Die historischen Beiträge oft mit sonst schwer auffindbaren Spezialkarten zur Alten Geographie. 5000 g

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        MÉMOIRES DE MAXIMILIEN DE BÉTHUNE DUC DE SULLY...NOUVELLE ÉDITION, REVUE & CORRIGÉE

      Londres [but actually Paris], 1778. Eight volumes, with frontispiece portrait in first volume. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt. Spines very chipped and worn, hinges cracked. Boards crudely repaired at some corners and edges. Bookplate of James Monroe in front of each volume. Some foxing and dampstaining, but generally clean internally. A good, solid set with an impeccable provenance. In two black half morocco boxes. James Monroe's copy of Sully's MÉMOIRES, which is, in fact, a very free adaptation by "M.L.D.L.D.L." (i.e. Pierre Mathurin de L'Ecluse des Loges). Jefferson and Madison both considered this book required reading for American statesmen. It was included in the list of books that Madison prepared for Congress in 1783, and was "usually included in Jefferson's lists of recommended reading" (Sowerby). Jefferson owned a copy of this same edition, one of several 18th-century reprints of a work first published in 1638, recounting the nation-building of a great French statesman. Jefferson's copy, acquired in 1788, was present when his library was acquired by the Library of Congress in 1815. James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson, who was fifteen years Monroe's senior, enjoyed a lifelong friendship from the time Monroe began his law studies with Jefferson in 1780. Both were Francophiles, and in that regard Monroe may well have surpassed his mentor. A United States minister to France from 1794 to 1796, Monroe championed the French in defiance of his mandate to promote neutrality. No doubt he embraced French history and culture with a similar though less dangerous zeal. This set of books was quite likely one of many works that Monroe acquired during his years in France (1794-97 and 1803). In fact, Monroe began acquiring French books as early as 1784, when Jefferson sold him twenty-five duplicate French titles; the list, preserved in the Jefferson Papers, does not, however, include a copy of Sully. According to the catalogue of Monroe's library reconstructed in 1967 by Gordon W. Jones, French books comprised nearly one-third of Monroe's library, which, according to Monroe's own estimate, approached nearly 3,000 volumes. Based on Monroe's own manuscript catalogue (the library sold at auction in 1849) and a small group of books retained by his descendants, Jones was able to identify a total of some 450 titles, many in multiple volumes - enough to suggest that Monroe's estimate was not exaggerated. Only a tiny portion of Monroe's extensive library has been preserved intact, and copies from the library rarely turn up on the market. As of 1967 the Monroe Memorial Library in Fredericksburg housed some twenty-eight titles in fifty volumes. These are known to have belonged to Monroe because they descended through the family; most, according to Jones, do not have Monroe's bookplate. Only two other books belonging to Monroe are located by Jones, both in the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. Doubtless other works are scattered throughout various other public and private collections, but the general lack of a bookplate makes these nearly impossible to identify. All of which makes this 18th-century edition of a classic French historical text, complete with Monroe's bookplate in all eight volumes, a welcome artifact that exemplifies Monroe's library and evokes Thomas Jefferson's early influence on James Monroe as a book collector, and recalls the future president's experience as a young diplomat in the service of an infant republic. Several books from Monroe's library have appeared recently at auction. His copy of Necker's DE L'ADMINISTRATION DES FINANCES DE LA FRANCE, 1784, complete in three volumes with his bookplate, sold for $18,750 at Christie, Dec. 3, 2007, while a single volume of a seven-volume set of Linnaeus, also with his bookplate, sold for $12,500 at Christie's on June 12, 2008. In the December 2007 sale Jefferson's set of this same edition of Sully sold for $43,000. Gordon W. Jones, THE LIBRARY OF JAMES MONROE (Charlottesville, 1967), p.59, listing this copy of Sully as item 168 in Monroe's manuscript catalogue. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 199. ESTC T143312.

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        The East Prospect of the Ruins of Furness Abbey in Lancashire.

      1778 - Pen and ink drawings. [234 x 415 mm]. A vertical tear at the centre has been expertly repaired, there is small loss to the corners, and the sheet has been backed. It is signed at the bottom left "Thomas Cheesman jun.r delin. 1778". The character sitting with a sketch pad might perhaps be a self-portrait. The other couple are rather small in comparison. Little is known about the early life of Thomas Cheesman (1760-c.1834), but like so many engravers of his generation he was trained in the studio of Francesco Bartolozzi, and has been described as one of his most outstanding pupils. His output was mainly portraiture, after the old masters and on commission from modern artists. In 1816 Ackermann published his Rudiments of Drawing the Human Figure from Cipriani, Guido, Poussin, Rubens, which is described in the Oxford DNB as "uninspired and conventional" and "formulaic". Between 1830 and 1834 Cheesman was employed by the Society of Dilettanti in documenting the sculptures in the British Museum. Furness Abbey is located in the Valley of Nightshade near Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. It dates back to 1123, and became the second richest Cistercian Abbey in England after Fountains. It was disestablished and destroyed in 1537, becoming a tourist attraction (it always helps to have a few resident ghosts). Wordsworth refers to the Abbey in The Prelude and Turner made a series of etchings of the ruins. Cheesman's drawing is accompanied by a lithograph of the Abbey from the North East by W. L. Walton after J. Shaw, printed by C. Hullmandel, dated 1843. There were some significant losses to the structure over the intervening 65 years.

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        L'Histoire de L'Amerique. Traduite de L'Anglois.

      Chez Panckoucke, libraire, hotel de Thou, rue des Poitevins, Paris 1778 - 2 volúmenes. Encuadernación en pleno cuero de época. 4 mapas plegados (incluyendo uno de Sud América) y un plano plegado ("Table Cronologique des Mexicaines"). PRIMERA EDICIÓN de esta traducción al francés de la importantísima obra de Robertson sobre la historia de la conquista de América. Robertson, historiador de la Corona Escocesa y principal de la Universidad de Edimburgo, fue el primero en estudiar con actitud verdaderamente científica los archivos y fuentes de la conquista. Este estudio histórico fue publicado por primera vez en 1777 recibiendo una excelente crítica universal por la meticulosidad y seriedad de sus postulados así como por la lucidez de su prosa. Este trabajo ocupa un lugar especial entre los de su especie: la innovativa aplicación de principios sociales generales a la descripción de las sociedades aborígenes le ha valido el título de "uno de los primeros antropólogos culturales". 2vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) XX+540+553 pp páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Billet autographe de reconnaissance de dettes de 200 livres à la présidente de Montreuil.

      - s.n., s.l. 18 janvier 1778, 16,3x5,1cm, une feuille. - archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Billet autographe signé de Madame de Sade, dans laquelle cette dernière reconnaît des dettes envers sa mère, Madame la présidente de Montreuil. Un tout petit trou sans gravité. Paraphes du notaire de Sade, Maître Gibert, précisant le nombre de pièces versées au verso de chaque billet. Tout au long de sa vie, le Marquis - fastueux et très dépensier - fut criblé de dettes et n'eut de cesse de chercher de l'argent, principalement auprès de ses beaux-parents par l'entremise de sa femme. Provenance : archives de la famille.  

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        Letters & Miscellaneous Works. Four Volumes: Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son Philip Stanhope Esq., In Two Vols. AND Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, In Two Vols.

      London, J. Dodsley & Edward and Charles Dilly, 1774 4th ed. / 1778 1st - 4 volumes. Large hardbacks, 12 x 9 inches. Full polished ?tree-calf? leather bindings, leather spine labels, extensive gilt decoration to spines and gilt bordering and dentelles to boards. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Lovely bright covers. Some darkening and rubbing to spines. Minor rubbing to corners and edges. Only vol.2. of Misc Works has numbered spine label present. Hinges slightlycracked on all vols, some only partially. Some areas of light foxing else pages very clean and tight throughout. ?Letters? illustrated with a frontis portrait; ?Misc. Works? illustrated with several vignette portraits and a frontis to vol.2.

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        Billet autographe de reconnaissance de dettes de trois cents livres à la présidente de Montreuil.

      - s.n., s.l. 18 janvier 1778, 19x12,7cm, une feuille. - nota autografa firmata da signora de Montreuil marchesa de Sade, in cui si riconosce debiti a sua madre, Signora Presidente di Montreuil. Un piccolo buco senza gravità. Le iniziali Sade notaio, Maître Gibert, specificando il numero di documenti nel retro di ogni biglietto. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Billet autographe signé de Madame de Sade, dans laquelle cette dernière reconnaît des dettes envers sa mère, Madame la présidente de Montreuil. Un tout petit trou sans gravité. Paraphes du notaire de Sade, Maître Gibert, précisant le nombre de pièces versées au verso de chaque billet. Tout au long de sa vie, le Marquis - fastueux et très dépensier - fut criblé de dettes et n'eut de cesse de chercher de l'argent, principalement auprès de ses beaux-parents par l'entremise de sa femme. Provenance : archives de la famille.  

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        Uebersetzung und Commentar über den Ezour-Vedam oder die Geschichte, Religion und Philosophie der Indier. Erster u. zweyter Theil. [Teil 1-2, komplett in einem Band].

      40, 128, 150 S. / 249 S. Mit e. Titelkupfer v. Dunker, dat. 1778, wie auch die Vorrede des Uebersetzers. Kl.-8. Einfacher Pappband d. Zeit. Einband berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Titelblatt mit Marg. alter Hand, handschriftl. Erscheinungsdatum (hier 1778) unten eingefügt. - Einige wenige Randnotizen alter Hand. Letzte Seite (Inhalt) wurde nachträglich einfach montiert. -- Seltenes Exemplar.

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare

      - London - C Bathurst, W Strahan et al., 1778 Book. GOOD ONLY due to. Hardcover. First edition.. The complete works of William Shakespeare. The second edition, revised and augmented,of Samuel Johnson's seminal work. With Shakespeare's works to volumes I-X and two supplement volumes to XI and XII. The two supplement editions were published in 1780 and are the first edition. With a frontispiece, three plates and a vignette to volume I anda folding plate to volume V. Folding plate to the first volume of supplement. Lacking frontispiece to thefist supplement volume. With half titles to all volumes. To the start of volume I thereis a lot of interesting critical material including extracts from Rowe's life of Shakespeare, Shakespeare's will, apotential order for the plays and more. Condition: In uniform tree calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, smart with light rubbing to the spines and boards. Bumping to the extremities of most boards. Small loss to the head and tail of spine to volumes III and X. Front board to volumes I, V, X andXIIare detached but present. Front endpaper to volume X is torn from where parts are still bound to pastedown. Front endpaper to volume XII has detached but ispresent with the front free endpaper torn and lacking bottom portion. Crack to rear joint of volumes I, II, IV andVI. Crack to front joint of volume IV resulting in both joint and hinge being tender. Both hinges to volumes II, III, VIII andIXare slightly strained but firm. Rear hinge to volumes IV, V andVIare slightly strained but firm. Front joint and hinge to volume VI are weak and heldby one cord only, may detach with further handling. Both jointsto volumes VIII andIXhavesmallcracks, resulting in jointsstarting. Rear joint and hinge to volumeXII is weak and held bytwocords only,may detach with further handling. Prior owner's notations to the recto of front endpaper to volume I. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with spotting to thefirst and last few pages. Theodd spots throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding..

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