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      Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1778.. avec un Discours sur les principes des finances; fait pour l'Academie Imperiale & Royale de Schemnitz, par CHRISTOPHE-FRANCOIS DELIUS, Conseiller-Commissaire de la Cour de Sa Majeste Imperiale, Royale, Apostolique & Romaine, a sa Chambre des Monnoies & Mines. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1778, 2 volumes, complete set, translated into French by M. Schreiber. 4to, approximately 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, printer's device on title pages, large pictorial headpiece to each volume, 25 large folding plates engraved by Boutrois, I-XI in Volume I, XII-XXV in Volume 2, complete, with descriptions of all the plates at the end of Volume II, pages: [4], xxii, [2], 518, [2]; [6], 454, [2], complete with half-titles, bound in old speckled paper boards rebacked in modern calf, raised bands, blind rules, contrasting red and green gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Boards a little marked, scratched and slightly stained, corners just slightly worn, endpapers spotted and dusty, very occasional light foxing, small damp stain to upper outer corner in Volume I showing intermittently from page 143 to the end, not affecting plates, margins of plates lightly foxed. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the French edition. This is a translation of the German work Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst first published in Vienna in 1773. Delius (1728-1779) was a German metallurgist and mineralogist born in Saxony who held posts in Vienna in the Mining Department, was appointed inspector of mines in Hungary in 1761 and was also Professor of Mining Engineering and Finance in the famous Mining Academy in Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz) in the then Kingdom of Hungary. He discovered a new process for the extraction of copper and located a precious opal mine in Hungary. He wrote treatises on the origin of mountains and ore veins, and on the Hungarian opals as well as this work on the science of mine engineering. The folding plates show mining equipment and tools including a first aid kit for assisting drowned or asphyxiated miners, mining structures, buildings and machinery, cross-sections of mines and mineral deposits. See: John Sinkankas, Gemology, An Annotated Bibliography, Volume I, page 262, No. 1630; Sotheby's, New York, Scientific Library of Joseph Freilich, page 135, No.153; Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, Volume 1, page 572, No. 11673. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oliver Wolcott, Jr.

      May 1778. Endorsement signature <I>"Olivr Wolcott Aud[itor]"</I> signed vertically over the face of a most curious Autograph Letter Signed by Justice of the Peace, John Hempsted, one page, oblong quarto (9" x 7.5"), [New London, Connecticut], May 1778. Part letter and part invoice, Hempsted reports to state treasurer, John Lawrance at Hartford on the case of an anonymous Frenchman found dead at low tide in New London harbor. Hemptead, besides being a justice of the peace, was also a captain in the 3rd Connecticut State Regiment. He is perhaps best known for his narrative description of Benedict Arnold's 1781 raid on New London. Hempsted writes: <I>"Sir I send you here a Bill of Cost which arose on account of a Stranger that was Drounded [sic] by all probability in our harbour from on board the french Ship that was here but is now gon[e] the body Drove out of the harbour & Came on Shore upon the Lower part of the Great neck in this town about five miles from town the Cost of Jury & Constables fees together with his Burying & was £2..6..9 there was some money in his pocket shoes on his feet which partly payd ye cost viz 1..0..3..."</I> Wolcott adds his endorsing signature vertically over Hempsted's letter. The document is accompanied by an additional manuscript Document, one page, 7" x 3", [no place, no date but contemporary with the above document], a <I>"Coppy [sic] of an Inventory of Sundrys taken from a Dead body of a man supposed to be a French man by a Book in his pocket Viz. one piece of Silver money a Crown peace [sic] @ £0-6-8 one Doller [sic] bill & one 1/2 of a Doller Continentel [sic] -- 0-8-0 one 5 d one 2 Connecticut Bills - 0-0-7 one p[ai]r Shoos [sic] taken of his feet ---- 0-5-0"</I> Little is known about this mysterious "French Ship". It was not part of D'Estaing's fleet that didn't arrive at the Delaware Capes from Tulon until July 2, 1778. The ship may have been a merchant ship delivering military stores from France. Light creases, folds a tad ragged, else fine condition, very bright and clean overall. Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut, later served as Governor of Connecticut.

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        The General Atlas of the Four Grand Quarters of the World exhibiting their several Empires Kingdoms States Republics andc Selected from the Works of the most eminent Geographers   

      Large folio (555 by 415mm). letterpress title-page with engraved vignette, manuscript 'Contents' page, listing forty-one maps, numbered to fifty-one, the multi-sheet maps having the sheets numbered individually, the sheets in original outline colour, with some creasing close to the centrefolds. Recent half calf over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, eight raised bands and red morocco label with gilt lettering to spine; boards rubbed with much of the marbled paper worn away. London, William Faden jr.,

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        Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's principles, And made east to those who have not studied mathematics. To which are added, a plain method of finding the distances of all the planets from the Sun, by the transit of Venus over the Sun's disc, in the year 1761- An account of Mr. Horrox's oberservation of the transit of Venus in the year 1639: and, of the distances of all the planets from the Sun, as deducted from observations of the transit in the year 1761. Sixth edition, corrected.

      London, Strahan, Rinvington and Son u.a., 1778. - 8vo (ca. 21,5x12,5 cm), 3 Blätter, 501 Seiten, 7 Blätter, mit 18 Faltkupfertafeln. Ganzledereinband der Zeit mit roten Lederrückenschild und reicher Rückengoldprägung. Poggendorff I, 734. Houzeau-Lancaster 5260. Wallis, Newton, 75.007. Roller-Goodman I, 391. Umfangreiches, erstmals 1756 erschienenes Handbuch, das zahlreiche Auflagen bis ins 19. Jahrhundert erlebte. "Ferguson, an original scientist of considerable talent, here makes one of the earliest and most successful attemps to explain Newtonian ideas in popular terms" (Babson 58 Anm.). Die großartigen Tafeln zeigen die neuesten astronomischen Instrumente wie Armillarsphären, Kompasse, Globen, Hemisphären, Darstellungen der Planetenbahnen und der Sonnenumläufe. Eine große Faltkarte (21 x 39 cm) mit einer Weltkarte in zwei Globenansichten: "A Map of the Earth Upon which are marked the Hours and Minutes of the Time". Gelegentlich etwas gebräunt und fleckig, wenige Einrisse und Läsuren in den Tafeln und im Text, Tafeln teils in den Rändern etwas knickspurig, sonst meist ordentlich und wohlerhalten. Aus der Bibliothek von Richard Harington mit dessen gestochenem Wappenexlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel Vorderdeckel lose, der Einband sonst etwas berieben, wenige Kupfertafeln mit leichteren Randläsuren und Randbräungen, gestochenes Exlibris (Rich. Harrington) auf dem losen vorderen Innendeckel.

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        Geschichte des Rheinischen Franziens unter den Merovingischen und Karolingischen Königen bis in das Jahr 843. als eine Grundlage zur Pfälzischen Staats-Geschichte. Herausgegeben von Andreas Lamey. Mit einer Kopfvignette und einer grenzkolorierten Faltkarte. [Angebunden, ders.]: Die Freundschaft der Pfälzer mit den Sachsen aus der Geschichte erwiesen. Eine Vorlesung welche bei Gelegenheit des Kurfürstlich Sächsischen und Pfalzgräflich Zweibrükischen Vermählungs-Fest in der Kurpfälzischen Akademie der Wissenschaften gehalten worden. Mit gestoch. Titel-, Kopf- und Schlußvignette sowie einer gefalteten Stammtafel. [2 Werke in einem Band].

      Mannheim, Kurfürstl. Hof- und Akademiebuchdruckerei 1778 und 1769. 4°. [5] Bll., 418, [recte 412], (12) S. - [2] Bll., 69 S. Ganzleder-Band der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Kanten etwas berieben, oberes Kapital leicht bestoßen. Stempel an Vorsatz, den beiden Titeln und einem Zwischentitel. Schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Geschichte history histoire Geschichtswissenschaft Geschichtsphilosophie; Pfalz, Rheinpfalz; Zweibrücken, Mittelalter - medieval - moyen age

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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. ( 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. ( 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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      - 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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        Code des loix des gentoux, ou réglemens des brames, traduit de l'Anglois, d'après les versions faites de l'original écrit en langue samskrete.Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Stoupe , 1778.

      Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Stoupe 1778 - Cm. 25,5, pp. (6), lx, 341 (3). Con 8 belle tavole f.t. con i caratteri dell'alfabeto sanscrito e bengali e con la riproduzione di antiche iscrizioni sanscrite. Stupenda legatura coeva in piena pelle maculata con triplice filetto dorato ai piatti; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi floreali in oro agli scomparti. Tagli marmorizzati. Piccolo strappetto ad una tavola. Esemplare sostanzialmente perfetto. Interessantissima raccolta dell'antica legislazione indiana, ricchissima di documentazione relativa ai costumi ed alle usanze locali. Questa traduzione francese dell'opera di Nathaniel Brassey Haldhed's, basata sulla trascrizione persiana degli originali testi sanscriti, è curata da Jean Baptiste Rene Robinet o Jean Nicolas Demeunier. L'opera è tra le prime iniziative editoriali impresse in Occidente sopra le legislazioni asiatiche. I capitoli riguardano, tra l'altro, i seguenti argomenti: prestito, successione, testamenti, proprietà, giurisprudenza, donazioni, servitù, salari, locazioni, contratti, commercio ecc. L'opera in appendice presenta un succinto vocabolario dei termini sanscriti, persiani e bengali. Rara edizione originale. Cfr. Barbier, I, 185; Brunet, I, 1213. Graesse, I, 524. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Asia - 24 Volumes - Complete Set

      Regia Officina Typographica, 1778 - 1st Edition.Complete Set. Year 1778. Med. 18x12 cm. 24 vols. 12mo. With engraved portraits of Barros, Couto, Henry the Navigator, and Afonso de Albuquerque, With 6 maps, one in duplicate. The best and most complete edition of what is considered the most comprehensive work on Portuguese colonial history by João de Barros (decades I-IV) and Diego de Couto. The first edition to include decades X and XI. Books 2 and 3 of the "Decada Segunda" offer a detailed narrative of Afonso de Albuquerque's expedition to the Arabian Gulf and his conquest of Ormuz in 1507. The island remained under Portuguese occupation from 1515 to 1622. As vassals of the Portuguese state, the Kingdom of Ormuz jointly participated in the 1521 invasion of Bahrain that ended Jabrid rule of the Arabian archipelago. - This is "the best edition of this famous work on Portuguese colonial history. The first edition appeared at Lisbon, Madrid and Paris from 1552 to 1645. It consists of 12 "Decadas" (decades), comprising the history of the years 1420-1600. Only Decadas I, II, III and a part of IV are by João de Barros, the rest is by Diogo de Couto, who begins his part also with Decada IV, so that there are two Decadas IV" (Laures).The Portuguese historian and civil servant Barros had equipped an expedition to the Amazon, but its failure brought him to the verge of poverty. His mercantile ambitions destroyed, Barros retreated into the sanctuary of historical studies. Written at the instigation of the king, Barros first published Décadas da Asia in the middle of the sixteenth century, and it is still regarded as one of the supreme accounts of European exploration and colonisation, and famously includes work on Magellan and his discoveries in the Americas. The first volume, Asia de Ioam de Barros, was published in 1552, and the subsequent volumes of his work in 1555, 1563 and 1615. It was continued by Diogo de Couto, royal historiographer to Phillip II, whose work is generally more critical. Couto not only furthers Barros's original discussion, but also expands on the arguments for the decline of Portuguese influence in the east. The first eight volumes of this set consist of the four original Décadas; volume nine is a life of Barros by Manoel Severino de Faria together with an index; the remaining fourteen volumes comprise all of Couto's ensuing books, the last volume an index. De Barros (1496-1570), head agent for the Portuguese overseas trade authority "Casa da Índia", managed to persuade King João III to commission from him a history of the Portuguese in India (including Asia and southeast Africa). The result earned him renown as one of the first great Portuguese historians, and the title of a "Portuguese Livy". The 'Decades' contain "the early history of the Portuguese in India and Asia and reveal careful study of Eastern historians and geographers, as well as of the records of his own country. They are distinguished by clearness of exposition and orderly arrangement. They are also lively accounts. First Edition. 18 x 12 cm [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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        Curiosités de Paris, de Versailles, Marly, Vincenes, Saint-Cloud, et des environs. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de la description de tous les nouveaux monumens, édifices & autres curiosités, avec les changemens qui ont été faits depuis environ vingt ans. Par M.L.R.

      Paris, chez les Libraires associés 1778 - 2 vol. in-12, VI-479 et [2]-473-(3) pp., avec un carte repliée en frontispice et 32 planches hors-texte, la plupart dépliantes, table, basane fauve, dos lisse orné, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Petites usures au coins, mais bon exemplaire. Cette édition reprend celle en deux volumes, la seconde, de 1761. La mention de 3 volumes figure sur les pages de titre -elle a été corrigée de façon manuelle au tome 2. Elle est terminée par la table générale. Cette édition est buen complète en 2 volumes. Il faut noter que l'attribution traditionnelle à l'ingénieur du roi Georges-Louis Le Rouge a été souvent contestée, et que Lenglet-Dufresnoy, le Père Le Long et Anatole de Montaiglon (qui donna une réimpression de l'originale en 1883) donnent l'ouvrage au libraire Claude-Martin Saugrain.

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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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        Miss Horneck

      Publish'd Feby. 20th 1778 by Wr. Shropshire, no. 158, New Bond Street. - Mezzotint Image 457 x 355 mm, Plate 510 x 360 mm, Sheet 516 x 363 mm Portrait of Miss Mary Horneck, the later Mrs. Mary Gwyn, she is sitting in a kneeling position while leaning her left arm on a stone bench beside her. She is wearing a turban and a long dress with a sash around her waist. Mary Horneck, later Mrs. Gwyn (1752-1840), was a socialite and bedchamber-woman to Queen Charlotte. She met Oliver Goldsmith through their mutual friend Sir Joshua Reynolds and would become his literary muse, nicknamed by Goldsmith as 'The Jessamy Bride'. After Goldsmith's death Mary Horneck married Colonel Francis Edward Gwyn. Sir Joshua Reynolds made portraits of both Mary Horneck and her sister, as well as their mother. He must have considered this portrait one of his finest however, since he kept it in his studio up to his death and then left it to the sitter. Robert Dunkarton (c. 1744 - c.1815) initially produced portraits in oils and crayons after an apprenticeship with mezzotint engraver William Pether. He exhibited these works at the Royal Academy and the Society of Artists from 1774 until 1779, after which he concentrated on printmaking. Dunkarton worked in a number of areas, including portraits, old master paintings, landscapes, and botanical subjects. Between 1770 and 1811, he produced some forty-five mezzotint portraits, many on a large scale. One of his last commissions was from J.M.W. Turner, for whom he provided the mezzotint ground for five of the plates for his Liber Studiorum, published in 1811-12. Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) led the eighteenth-century art world as first President of the Royal Academy and Britain's leading portrait painter. In his attempt to raise the status of portraiture, he created the Grand Manner which borrowed from classical antiquity and the Old Masters to fill his portraits with moral and heroic symbolism. An incredible socialite, social climber and self-promoter, Reynolds used his contacts to advance himself. Appointed President of the newly established Royal Academy in 1768, his annual lectures - or 'Discourses on Art' - had a lasting impact on the contemporary theory of art and practice. Chaloner Smith 2 ii/ii, Russell 25 iii/iii, Hamilton p.109. ii Condition: Excellent impression, with thread margins.

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