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        Opere. Seconda edizione napoletana corretta e migliorata

      Napoli, Michele Stasi, 1778. 1778 7 voll. in 8°. Frontespizi incisi, ritratto, 1 tavola f.t. ripiegata che riproduce le 3 medaglie fatte coniare da Cosimo III e 32 tavole f.t. di argomento scientifico. Si tratta della seconda edizione napoletana, condotta su quella di Hertz, ricorretta e ampliata con indici analitici. Il saggio su "Le etimologie italiane" compare qui per la prima volta. Ottimo esemplare con barbe. Qualche leggerissima fioritura. Legatura coeva in cartoncino ricoperto. (Gamba, 837; Prandi, 189).

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        Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises, confederees sous la denomination d'Etats-Unis de l'Amerique-Septentrionale

      Philadelphia: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. Work includes the Declaration of the Continental Congress of July 4, 1776; Articles of Confederation of October, 1776; the Constitutions of Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Carolina, and other documents translated into French. Although the imprint says it was printed in Philadelphia, it was actually printed in Paris. Leather spine and corners, marbled boards. Book is clean and tight. Title and decoration on spine very visible. Darkening of pages, but no foxing. Very rare item. . Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Flora Britannica Indigena: or Plates of the Indigenous Plants of Great Britain: with their descriptions taken from Linnaeus's Systema Naturae: to which are added their English names, places of growth, and times of flowering

      , London: Published by the author, , 1778 , title page, x, 8 pages of text, 169 plates including frontispiece, list of plates [6], latin index [4], and English index [6] at rear

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        Plan de l'Ile de St. Jean au Nord de l'Acadie et dans le Sud du Golfe de St. Laurent.

      Departement de la Marine, Paris 1778 - Size : 456x607 (mm), 18x23.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        An East Perspective View of the City of Philadelphia

      London 1778 - Engraving. Sheet size: 14 1/4 x 20 1/2". Inventory#: p418pmat.

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        A British officer writes to George Washington proposing a secret plan to meet and negotiate a prisoner exchange

      "This is a contemporaneous copy of a letter written to George Washington, proposing a secret plan to meet and negotiate a prisoner exchange. It is likely in the hand of British Commander-in-Chief Sir Henry Clinton's aide, William Collier, four pages, 7"" x 9"", Cambridge, December 8, 1778. The document is in fine condition, with two minor fold splits that have been expertly repaired, usual folds, and some slight wrinkling from storage.In full: ""The unsuccessful attempts which have been made to ratify the Treaty of Convention of Saratoga and the Asperity which seems to have crept into the Correspondence between Sir Henry Clinton and the American Congress leaves it to be conjectured that the humane purpose of a General Cartel of Exchange of Prisoners of War and Troops of the Convention will not have force so soon as good men like yourself could wish. - You may naturally suppose, Sir, that I have been and am greatly interested in the fate of the Troops with whom I have served, and in the vanity of my ideas upon the subject of Exchanges I have been led to imagine that the interposition of intermediate Persons might operate in favor of a Cartel and I have been of opinion that my Rank and Situation gives me opportunity of offering my Interpretation in Favour of the Troops of Convention and for their being acceded. Major General Gates having made the Treaty of Convention seemed to me to be a person proper to apply to on this subject. I conveyed to him my sentiments upon the matter, but not having any authority for writing or acting publicly upon the occasion, I could only make a Private Opinion of my own, if possible, that some negotiation might be opened from which all Parties might be benefited, and the Prisoners of War on both sides, as well as the Troops of Convention, might be exchanged and Ransomed. Major General Gates was willing to report to you and the American Congress whatever I pleased to propose upon this subject, this I have not ventured to allow through fear of having my letters made public or published, but I am still of the opinion that by my having a conversation with you, Sir, if you will permit it, or with an officer you should appoint for the purpose, a plan might be formed for the mutual advantage of the British and American Armies, and it might be done so that neither you, Sir, or the American Congress on the one part, or Sir Henry Clinton on the other, need be committed in any manner on the subject unless upon a General approbation so far as it might be necessary to ratify such propositions as might be made by myself and the Officers with whom I should confer-. I leave this, Sir, to your consideration, and if you will permit me I shall with great satisfaction pay a Visit at your Head Quarters in my way to Virginia, and I dare say it will give you equal pleasure with myself to be of use in the human purposes I have in view, and it would afford me particular satisfaction to be able to transact such an affair with a Gentleman who, altho' the misfortunes of the times has made an enemy to Great Britain, calls upon my Respect for his private virtue. I should feel myself much obliged to you for an answer whether I may pass your Great Quarters - I set out next Thursday by the Route of Hartford and Fishkill."" This letter is also noted at the bottom left as being addressed to ""His Excellency General Washington"". At the Saratoga Convention, General Gates had agreed that the surrendered troops might return to Britain on the condition that they stay there, not to return. George Washington believed that not only would this enable them to replace other troops who could be sent across the ocean, but that once Burgoyne's troops were put on a transport, they would sail straight for New York. ""Do they not declare,"" Washington asked, ""that no faith is to be held with rebels?"""

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        Sophyle ou de la philosophie ...

      Paris, n. p., 1778.. 12mo. (leaves are 176 x 103 mm). 99 p. Ownership entry at top on verso of fly-leaf: Ex libris Brent Grafton-Maxfield. 1966.Binding: Contemporary ochre-brown morocco bound by Christiaan Micke. Green lable on spine. Covers and spine richly gilt. Block printed endpapers with a pattern of flowers in red and green. The roll on both covers is identical to that described by Storm van Leeuwen 2001, figure 4. - Stoddard no. 8. A beautiful copy.Amongst the manuscripts of Hemsterhuis we have a list in the University Library Münster, in which Hemsterhuis recorded for each publication the names of those to whom he presented copies. Some 370 copies Hemsterhuis has listed under Sophyle, with a short note on the binding: just sewn in (205 copies), bound in calf (ca. 50 copies), and bound in morocco (ca. 115 copies). Since the destinction of the different marocco bindings of Sophyle is lacking in Hemsterhuis' list, it is impossible to say who the recipient and first owner of our copy may have been - the exlibris, see below, is no help, since John T. Aiton was born in 1790 only..

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        La Partie Occidentale della Nouva Francia o Canada

      Venice 1778 - "This map covers an area of western Quebec and eastern Ontario that is defined by Lake superior, Hudson Bay and Lake Mistassini, ie, part of the area of the Indians' Six Nations." (Portinaro and Knirsch), Size : 305x430 (mm), 12x16.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0

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        Oeuvres posthumes. 15 Bde

      Berlin, Voss und Decker (d. i. Strassburg) 1778.. Zus. 21 Bde. Mit gest. Portrait. - (UND:) I. Oeuvres publiées du vivant de l`auteur. 4 Bde. Ebenda, 1789. Mit 7 gef. Kupfertafeln. - II. Oeuvres posthumes. (Suite). 4 Bde. O. O. u. Dr., 1788. 8°. - III. Supplément aux oeuvres posthumes. 6 Bde. Köln, o. Dr., 1789. - Zusammen 29 Bände. Schöne HLdr.-Bde. um 1820 mit Rückenverg. und Rückenschild (Hauptwerk), die Ergänzungsbände in uniformer Pp. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenfileten und 2 Rückenschildern. Graesse II, 631 Anm.; Weller, Druckorte II, 237; Cioranescu 29574 und 29577; Brieger 548. - Erste Ausgaben. - Schöne und durch die 3 Supplementreihen erschöpfende Ausgabe!

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        Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, And Made East To Those Who Have Not Studied Mathematics

      W. Strahan, J. Rivington And Sons et al, London 1778 - recently professionally rebound in brown half calf and marbled boards; lettering in gilt on spine; five raised bands with tooling in gilt within panels; 501 pages followed by 14 page Index; all 18 fold-out plates collated and present in good condition including the Orrery fold out as the frontispiece; the prelims are browned and foxed, the plates to a lesser extent, and commencing with page 1 of the text, there is very little browning or foxing throughout the book; the work contains ".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 [and also] An Account Of Mr. Horrox's Observation Of The Transit Of Venus In The Year 1639: And Of The Distances Of All The Planets From The Sun, As Deduced From Observations Of The Transit In The Year 1761; James Ferguson (25 April 1710 - 17 November 1776) was a Scottish self-taught astronomer, instrument and globe maker; he wrote various papers for the Royal Society of London, of which he became a Fellow in November 1763; Size: Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Select Mechanical Exercises: Shewing how to construct different Clocks, Orreries and Sun-Dials, on plain and easy principles.

      Strachan & Cadell, 1778, Hardcover, Book Condition: GoodLater work by the remarkable self-taught Astronomer and Instrument maker. Prefixed is a short autobiography. The subsequent exercises, no doubt influenced by Ferguson's popular public lectures, explain the construction and function of nine clocks, orreries and other devices (including a clock by one Mr. Franklin of Philadelphia), each complete with fold-out diagrams. Also included are a raft of logarithmic tables, statistical and material data. Frontis portrait. Bound in contemporary full calf with some marking and rubbing, recently re-set with new sewn headband. Square. gilt dentelles to board edges. Two minor inconsequential tears to pages, fold-outs are tight and complete, contents are clean with only minimal soiling. A sound, pleasing copy, Book

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        Mémoires et lettres. - Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de Mme de Maintenon, et a celle du siècle paassé, par Mr. (Anglivier) de la Beaumelle, augmentée des remarques critiques de Mr. De Voltaire. Segue: Les souvenirs de Madame de Caylus, pour servir de supplement aux Mémoires & Lettres de Mad. de Maintenon. Avec des notes de M. de Voltaire. Segue: Lettres de Madame de Maintenon.

      chez Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux,, A Maestricht, 1778 - 16 volumi legati in 8 tomi in -12. Legatura ottocentesca mezza pelle con titoli e filetti oro sul dorso. de Maintenon, Brunet, cita l'edizione di Amsterdam del 1755. Françoise d'Aubigné (1635 - 1719), più conosciuta come Madame de Maintenon, vedova del drammaturgo Paul Scarron, sposó segretamente nel 1684 Luigi XIV fu la moglie segreta di Luigi XIV, re di Francia e di Navarra. La raccolta di queste memorie suscitò all'epoca molte polemiche riguardo la loro autenticità. Dubbi che in seguito si rivelarono inconsistenti, l'editore di queste memorie, lo scrittore polemista Laurent Angliviel de La Beaumelle che ne curò la pubblicazione ne modificò alcuni passaggi, ma l'autenticità delle lettere è provata dall'esistenza dei manoscritti originali. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Specimen historicum Typographiae Romanae XV. saeculi opera et studio.

      sumptibus Venantii Monaldini,, Romae, 1778 - Cm. 20,5, pp. xiv (2) 308. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale incisa in rame ed una tavola ripiegata fuori testo contenente gli specimen tipografici di Sweynheym e Pannartz. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare fresco, marginoso (in barbe) ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questo erudito trattato sulla storia della tipografia romana del Quattrocento. La prima parte ne traccia le linee generali, mentre la seconda contiene un elenco delle opere più significative del periodo. L'autore fu profondo studioso di bibliografia e storia della stampa, soprattutto italiana, e bibliotecario del Cardinale De Brienne. Cfr. Brunet III, 774, Olschki, n.17357 e Lozzi, n. 4379. Non comune, soprattutto in tale, impeccabile stato di conservazione. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Minerva oder Abhandlungen über Gegenstände der Natur und Kunst. Herausgeber Christian Ludolph Reinhold. Jahrgang (1). 1777, Nr. 1 - 11 (= alles Erschienene)

      Osnabrück, 1778. 16 cm. In 1 Band. (2), 184, (2) Seiten mit mehreren Textfiguren und 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln von Reinhold nach Hogarth, Rembrandt und anderen. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Diesch 1053 - Nagler, Lex. 14, 100 - Jänecke 67 - Flaskamp, Reinhold S. 159 Anmerkung 10 - Aufklärerische Zeitschrift aus der Möserzeit. Die meisten Beiträge vom Herausgeber, unter anderem: Nachricht von einigen merkwürdigen Brunnen und Quellen in Westfalen; Die Kunst in Stein zu ätzen; Von der Schönheitslinie; Beobachtung über die Ebbe und Flut. Außerdem ein Festgedicht zu Mösers 56. Geburtstag von Stühle. Kupfer mit insgesamt 11 physiognomischen Darstellungen. Rücken mit altem Notenpapier überklebt, stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsspuren, 2 Tafeln im Rand unterlegt -

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      [N.p.] Dec. 22, 1778. - [2]pp. plus integral address leaf. In French. Small octavo. Old fold lines. Center fold reinforced with linen. Minor soiling. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Letter written by the Comte d'Estaing advising the Marshal General and Major General of the garrison at Cape Choc of the news of 400 deserters, following the Battle of St. Lucia on Dec. 15th. The battle, one of the most important naval engagements of the American Revolution, was fought between the French and British fleets in the West Indies. Thwarted by Admiral Barrington's ships of the line, d'Estaing landed a force of 9,000 troops on St. Lucia. The British, with a mere force of 1,400 - but all veterans of colonial fighting - inflicted heavy losses on the French, killing 400 and wounding nearly three times that. This forced the French to abandon the island. D'Estaing once more attempted an encounter with the British fleet on Dec. 16th, but it too was unsuccessful. His failure to break Barrington's line resulted in the surrender of the French garrison on Dec. 28th. The Comte writes, in part [in translation]: "I have received, sir, the two letters you did me the honor of writing dated the 21st and 22d. I thank you for the details they contain and I pray you to continue. . If the news of 400 deserters is true, tell Monsieur de Marquis de Bouille about it. I authorize you to promise them a good reception, in my name. Try to find out what they want and to have me informed of it by a mounted courier, and immediately. In general, it is the right and duty of your position to know about all the dispositions of prisoners and deserters. Mr. Gauthier will give you an account of several small matters."

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      Lancaster [Pa.]: Printed and Sold by Francis Bailey, []. 1778 - [30]pp. (lacking pp.[31-36]), including in- text woodcut illustrations. 12mo. Illustrated printed self-wrappers, stitched (one thread of two lacking). First leaf detached, with portion of upper inner corner (1 1/2 x 1 inch) torn away. Marginal dampstaining on front leaf, significant dampstain on remaining leaves. Good. Revolutionary War issue of Francis Bailey's LANCASTER ALMANACK, with significant patriotic content. Francis Bailey, an official printer to both the U.S. Congress and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, operated a printing press in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1773 to 1780, during which time he produced numerous important federal documents, including the first official printing of the Articles of Confederation. In the same year that he published the present volume, Bailey printed a German- language almanac in which George Washington was first dubbed "the father of his country" ("Des Landes Vater"). The front cover of the 1779 ALMANACK features a large, elaborate woodcut scene combining themes of astronomy, America, and liberty. In addition to the calendar, the volume includes various recipes and maxims, patriotic verse, and an account of Ethan Allen's reply to Gen. Howe's proposal that he desert the American cause and join the British army. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as governed by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5]. A scarce volume, with only four copies located between NAIP and OCLC. DRAKE 10073. EVANS 16054. HILDEBURN 3808. NAIP w032746.

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        Des pierres précieuses et des pierres fines avec les moyens de les connoître & de les évaluer.

      Paris & se trouve à Bâle, Jean Schweighauser, 1778. Small-8vo. pp. 128. Contemporary speckled boards. The first edition was published in 1776 and is excessively rare. The present edition is the rare second edition. The work became very popular and was translated into German and English. "In his preface, Dutens discusses the merits of previous works on gemstones and explains why he decided to write this one. A connoisseur of arts and gems, he travelled widely throughout Europe and spent much time visiting collections and discussing their contents with their owners. ...Despite King's criticism, Dutens' work did provide useful accurate information and received acclaim and wide distribution" (Sinkankas. Gemology. An annotated bibliography, 1819). Name of Schoeni on title.

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        Bericht von der Halbinsul Sundewitt

      Altona, Eckhardt, 1778.. und dem Glücksburgischen Erblande, nebst einer kurzen Historischen Nachricht von dem Fürstlich-Glücksburgschen Erbhause. Mit Titelvignette, 4 (3 Portraits) Kupfertafeln, 1 gefaltete Tabelle, 174 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Pappband der Zeit, 18,5 x 11 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten. Historische und topographische Beschreibung der zwischen Apenrade und Flensburg gelegenen Halbinsel.

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        La Baja d'Hudson Terra di Laborador e Grenlandia con Le Isole adjacentl / Il Canada le colonie Inglesi con La Luigiana, e florida

      Venice 1778 - Size : 605x415 (mm), 23.75x16.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Philosophia Entomologica sistens scientiae fundamenta adiectis definitionibus, exemplis, observationibus adumbrationibus.

      Hamburgi et Kilonii, C.E. Bohnii, 1778. 8vo (192 x 115mm). pp. (12), 178, with title-vignette. Recent wrappers. Scarce work of this famous entomologist. Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology and gained a wide reputation abroad. "Fabricius's (1778) 'Philosophia Entomologica' was the first textbook of entomology and introduced an improved classification based on mouthparts; this kept natural groups together that Linnaeus's system had separated according to wing structures. Fabricius's small book also covered theoretical principles of study, nomenclature, description, and classification" (Damkaer, The Copepodologist's cabinet p. 69). //Horn-Schenkling 6197.

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        Dissertation Inauguralis de Angina Polyposa Sive Membranacea.

      1778 - Scarce Dissertation on Laryngitis Michaelis, Christian Friedrich [1754-1814]. Dissertation Inauguralis de Angina Polyposa Sive Membranacea. Quam Consensu Gratiosae Facultatis Medicae pro Licentia. Strassburg: Sumptibus Viduae Abrahami Vanderhoeck, 1778. [xvi], 309. [1] pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt titles and fillets to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing, corners bumped and lightly worn, joints just starting at head, front hinge starting, rear free endpaper lacking, hinge carefully reinforced. Light browning to title page, toning and occasional light foxing to text, internally clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Only edition located of this dissertation on laryngitis. KVK locates 3 copies, all in Europe. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Harvard Medical School). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stolpertus ein junger Arzt am Krankenbette; ... ein junger Brownianer am Krankenbette; ... der Polizei-Arzt; ... junger Geburtshelfer am Kreißbette. Von einem patriotischen Pfälzer. 5 Theile. (all publ.)

      . Mannheim, C.F. Schwann und Schann und Götz, 1778-1807, 8°, 148; 172; 197, (1); 198; (x), XI-XXX, 172; (6, III), IV-VI, pp.7-368, (2), jeweils mit einer Titelblattvignette, in 3 voneinander abweichenden Halbledereinbände der Zeit.. Vollständiges Exemplar, wie fast immer in Mischauflage: - 1.: Stolpertus ein junger Arzt am Krankenbette. Von einem patriotischen Pfälzer. Zweite Auflage, 1778. - 2.Th.: Stolpertus ein junger Arzt am Krankenbette. Von einem patriotischen Pfälzer. Erste Auflage, 1778. - 3.Th.: Stolpertus ein junger Brownianer am Krankenbette. Zweite verbesserte Auflage, 1802. - 4.Th.: Stolpertus der Polizei-Arzt im Gerichtshof der medizinischen Polizeigesetzgebung von einem patriotischen Pfälzer, Erste Auflage, 1802. - 5.Th.: Stolpertus ein junger Geburtshelfer . Von einem patriotischen Pfälzer. Erste Auflage, 1807. - - Franz Anton Mai (MAY), "geb. zu Mannheim 16. Dezember 1742, studierte in Heidelberg zunächst Philosophie, promovierte daselbst 1762 zum Dr. phil., studierte dann ebenda Medizin, erwarb 1765 die medizinische Lizenz und gleich darauf den medizinischen Doktorgrad. Bereits im nächsten Jahre, am 23. Okt. 1766, wurde er als Correpetitor an der neu errichteten Entbindungs- und Hebammenschule zu Mannheim angestellt, 1768 Physicus am Mannheimer Zucht- und Waisenhaus, 1769 Medizinalrat mit Sitz und Stimme im Kurfürstl. Collegium Medicum, 1770 Physikus in Oggersheim; 1773 wurde er bereits Extraordinarius, 1785 ordentlicher Professor der Hebammenkunst zu Heidelberg, blieb aber als Geheimrat und Leibarzt der Kurfürstin Elisabeth zunächst in Mannheim wohnen. Nach dem Tode der Kurfürstin, am 17. August 1794, siedelte er 1796 nach Heidelberg über. Am 2. Oktober 1807 wurde er von seinem Lehramt, am 19. November 1810 von der Leitung des Gebärhauses enthoben und starb am 20. April 1814. Er hat sich um die Forderung des Gesundheitswesens in Baden große Verdienste erworben. Von seinen Werken sind hervorzuheben: "Vorbeugungsmittel wider den Kindsmord" (Mannheim 1781) - "Die Hämorrhoiden" (Mannheim 1775, nachgedruckt in Wetzlar 1775, Neuauflage Mannheim 1802) - "Sendschreiben eines Arztes an seine Mitbürger zu Mannheim über den Gebrauch und Mißbrauch der Rheinbäder" (Mannheim 1778 - "Anmerkungen über das Baden im Neckarstrom" (Heidelberg 1798) - "Gegen das Umgreifen der Lustseuche" (Mannheim 1877). - In seinen "18 Briefen über die Heilkunde" die 1780-1782 in den Rheinischen Beiträgen zur Gelehrsamkeit erschienen (Mai, Vermischte Schriften, S. 1 - 338), giebt Mai ausführliche Vorschriften "wie man sich vor Herbstkrankheiten und ihren Rückfällen bewahren könne"; "wie man Halberstarrte oder gänzlich Erfrorene wieder zum Leben bringen kann"; "Über Frühjahrskrankheiten nach strengem Winter" , über "Verhalten nach Ueberschwemmungen" , über "das Schicksal der Schauspieler" , "Ratschläge für Reisende" usw. 1781 gründete Mai, trotz heftigen Widerstandes des Medizinalkollegiums, eine Krankenwärterschule, hielt in ihr selber Vorträge und verfaßte ein Büchlein: "Unterricht für Krankenwärter zum Gebrauch öffentlicher Vorlesunge" (Mannheim 1782; 2. Aufl. ebenda 1785). Auch richtete er eine Armenkasse für bedürftige Kranke ein. 1792 verfaßte er auf Veranlassung der Regierung "Vorschriften gegen die herrschende Ruhr" (Mannheim 1793); im gleichen Jahre hielt er die später gedruckten "Medizinischen Fastenpredigten oder Vorlesungen über Körper- und Seelendiätetik zur Verbesseruug der Gesundheit und Sitten" (Tl. 1: Mannheim 1793; Tl. 2: Mannheim 1794 mit dem veränderten Untertitel: "Zur Verbesserung der abgearteten Ehestandssitten, der ehelichen Gesundheit und Kindererziehung des deutschen Vaterlandes". Eins seiner Hauptwerke betitelt sich: "Stolpertus, ein junger Arzt am Krankenbette von einem patriotischen Pfälzer" (Tl. 1: Mannheim 1777, TL 2: 1778, Tl. 3: 1798). Teil 4 erschien unter dem Titel: "Stolpertus, der Polizeiarzt im Gerichtshof der medizinischen Polizeigesetzgebung" (Mannheim 1802). Er enthält den von MAI 1800 verfaßten "Entwurf einer Gesetzgebung über die wichtigsten Gegenstände der medizinischen Polizei, als Beitrag für ein neues Landrecht in der Pfalz". Leider wurde dieses Gesetz durch das Medizinalkollegium verhindert. Als 5. Teil schließlich erschien: "Stolpertus, ein junger Geburtshelfer am Kreißbette" (Mannheim 1807). 1798 veröffentlichte MAI als Rektor der Universität: "Sendschreiben an die auf der Hohen Schule zu Heidelberg studierende Jugend, bey Gelegenheit der Aufnahme in die Zahl der akademischen Bürger" (gedruckt im Almanach der Universität Heidelberg auf das Jahr 1813). 1801 schrieb er: "Einige Bemerkungen über die Gesundheitsgefahren der Schuljugend" (Mannheim) und gründete eine Schule für Gesundheits- und Krankenwärterlehre weiblicher Zöglinge in Heidelberg. 1805 wurde von einem seiner Freunde anonym veröffentlicht: "Religiöses, weltbürgerliches und litterarisches Glaubensbekenntnis des öffentlichen Lehrers der Heilkunde auf der Hohen Schule zu Heidelberg F. A. May" (verfaßt von J. D.) - Schließlich ist noch zu nennen sein: "Versuch eines sittlichen und körperlichen Maßstabs für deutsche Hausväter bei der Wahl einer Braut für ihre wohlerzogenen Söhne" (Heidelberg 1806). Als geburtshülfliche Schriften von Bedeutung sind zu nennen: "Progr. de necessitate partus quandoque praemature vel solo manuum vel instrumentorum adjutorio promovendi" (Heidelberg 1799), in der er als einer der Ersten die künstliche Frühgeburt empfiehlt, ferner: "Fata et funera piierperarnm ex solutione placentae artificiali oriunda" (Heidelberg 1786), "Aphorismi circa sequelas ex prolapsu uteri oriundas" (Ebenda 1786), "Unterricht für Hebeammen" (Mannheim 1779)." Hab. Hirsch/H. IV, pp.36-37 - - siehe - v. Siebold, Gesch. d. Geburtsh. II p. 694; A. Hirsch, ADB 21, p. 83; Alphons Fischer, Beiträge zur Kulturhygiene des 18. und zu Beginn des 19. Jhdts. im deutschen Reiche (Stud. z. Gesch. d. Med. H. 16, pp. 57-115; Alphons Fischer, Grundriß der sozialen Hygiene. 2. Aufl. Karlsruhe 1925, p. 463; Stübler, Geschichte der medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg 1926, p. 167; Adolf Kistner, Die Pflege der Naturwissenschaften in Mannheim zur Zeit Karl Theodors. Mannheim 1930, pp. 175-181; 187-196 , ..; Ferdin. Adolf Kehrer, F. A. May und die beiden Naegele. In: Heidelberger Professoren aus dem 19. Jahrhdt. Festschr. a. Univ. Heidelberg Bd. 2 (1903) pp. 113-116; Julian Marcuse, F. A. M. Mannheimer Geschichtsblätter 4 (1903) Nr. 5; Ders. in "Die Krankenpflege" 1902/03 H. 8 p. 676; Alphons Fischer, Ein Sozialhygienischer Gesetzentwurf aus dem Jahre 1800, ein Vorbild für die Gegenwart in "Annalen f. soziale Politik und Gesetzgebung 3 (1914) pp. 124-162 und Münchner med. Wschr. 61 (1914) p. 1065; Eduard Seidler, Lelbensplan und Gesudnheitsführung, Franz Anton Mai und die medizinische Aufklärung in Mannheim, 1975.

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        Mappa Geographica Provinciae Novae Eboraci ab Anglis New York dictae ex ampliori delineatione ad exactus dimensiones concinnata in arctius Spatium redacta cura Claudii Josephi Sauthier cui acceit Nova Jersey ex topographicis observationibus

      Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1778. Copper-engraved map, on two joined sheets, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. An especially fine copy of Homann Heirs' elegant edition of Sauthier's celebrated map of New York and New Jersey, made during the Revolutionary War The present map was printed by the esteemed Nuremberg firm, Homann Heirs, and is derivative of Claude Joseph Sauthier's greatest production, a large manuscript map of the provinces of New York and New Jersey which was first published on three sheets in 1776 by William Faden as A Map of the Province of New York . That map also included details taken from Bernard Ratzer's survey of New Jersey. Sauthier continued to improve this great manuscript during the first years of the Revolution, and in 1779 it was published, again by Faden, but on six sheets, as A Chorographical Map.... Although the two are usually viewed as different maps, they are clearly based on the same source (the aforementioned large manuscript), and the present map is a reduced version of this mapping sequence. The Sauthier map contains a vast amount of information lacking in earlier works, particularly in upstate New York, the Catskills, and Vermont. Sauthier stated that "the Mohawk Valley and County of Tryon are Laid down according to an Actual Survey and other Manuscripts generously communicated by Governor Pownall [the esteemed cartographer and former Massachusetts governor]." The result is an amazing record of New York and New Jersey from the Revolutionary War period. Alsatian by birth, Claude Joseph Sauthier accompanied Governor William Tryon to North Carolina in 1769. He surveyed several North Carolina towns and designed "Tryon's Palace" at New Bern before accompanying Tryon to New York in 1771. He subsequently conducted many surveys of New York, and during the revolution he served as a military engineer producing a number of fine maps for the British Army. A number of Sauthier's printed and manuscript maps, including an example of the present map, can be found in the collection formed by Sir Henry Clinton, Commander of the British Forces in North America, 1775-1782, now preserved at the William L. Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This map was made by Germany's premier printer of cartographic works, originally founded by Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724). Homann had established himself in Nuremberg, and by 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor, producing some of the finest maps and atlases of the age. After Homann's death, the prolific business was taken over by his son, Johann Christoph. From 1730, the firm was entrusted to a committee of family members, the Homann Heirs, who published maps and atlases for the next two generations, maintaining the high standards set by Johann Baptist. McCorckle, Early Printed Maps of New England , 778.9; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 1049.

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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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Frankfurter Meß-Relation. Das ist: halbjährliche Erzehlungen der neuesten Staats - und Welt-Geschichten. Wie solche zwischen der Frankfurter Herbstmesse 1777 und besagter Ostermesse 1778 durch zuverläßige Nachrichten zu unserer Wissenschaft gekommen

      Frankfurt am Main, Jäger 1778 - Außerordentlich interessanter und seltener Frankfurter Meß-Kalender, der im 13. Haupttitel den Fortgang der kriegerischen Ereignisse im Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg im Jahr 1777 detailliert beschreibt. Der olivfarbene und halbbogengroße Buntpapierumschlag zeigt ein Ornament mit großen Blütenranken auf geprägtem gepunzten Goldgrund, signiert von Joh. Leopold, Augsburg / Extremely interesting and rare Frankfurt trade fair calendar, the 13th main chapter describes the military events during the Revolutionary War in 1777, in detail. - Schönes sauberes Exemplar im zeitgenössischen Goldbrokatpapier-Umschlag eingebunden. / Very clean and fine copy in a contemporary gilt-brocade-paper-wrapper 104 Seiten mit 3 ornament. Vignetten Goldbrokatpapier-Umschlag der Zeit, Kl.4° [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Il Paese de Selvaggi Outauacesi, e Kilistine si Intorono al Lago Superiore.

      Venice 1778 - A small inset map in the upper left depicts Florida."The title translated, might read, "The Country of the Savage Ottowas and Christineaux on the shores of Lake Superior." Except for Ile Royale, the large islands in the lake are fictitious. The somewhat distorted outline of southern Florida in the inset is in keeping with general lack of British knowledge about this area" (Portinaro and Knirsch pg. 263), Size : 305x420 (mm), 12x16.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        An Essay on Crimes and Punishments... With a Commentary by M. de Voltaire. A new Edition corrected

      Edinburgh: for Alexander Donaldson,, 1778. Octavo (168 × 97 mm). Contemporary plain calf, spine ruled gilt in compartments, red morocco label. Ownership inscription "Wm. Gordon Son Livre" dated 1804 to title. Extremities rubbed, a few leaves a little dogeared. Occasional light spotting. A very good copy. First Edinburgh edition of undoubtedly the most influential work on criminal justice in the 18th century, originally published in Italian in 1764, first published in English in London in 1767. Cesare Beccaria, Marchese Beccaria-Bonesana, a well-to-do Milanese professor of law and economics, had made many prison visits and was appalled at what he saw. His short book was immediately successful and widely influential in stimulating reform in many countries, including the nascent United States. "Beccaria maintained that the gravity of the crime should be measured by its injury to society and that the penalties should be related to this. The prevention of crime he held to be of greater importance than its punishment, and the certainty of punishment of greater effect than its severity. He denounced the use of torture and secret judicial proceedings. He opposed capital punishment, which should be replaced by life imprisonment; crimes against property should be in the first place punished by fines, political crimes by banishment; and the conditions in prisons should be radically improved. Beccaria believed that the publication of criminal proceedings, verdicts and sentences, as well as furthering general education, would help to prevent crime. These ideas have now become so commonplace that it is difficult to appreciate their revolutionary impact at the time" (PMM). Thomas Jefferson had a copy of the New-York edition of 1809 (Sowerby 2349.)

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        COMPENDIO DE LA GEOMETRIA ELEMENTAR, especulativa y práctica. Forma de levantar y labar (sic) los planos.

      Nicolás Vázquez, Sevilla 1778 - 8ºm, port, 6h, 198p, 5h, 6 láms. grab. despl. (alg. rasgadura) Pasta española, dorados en lomo, cortes pintados. 1778

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        Composed Doric Order in the Eating Room with Entablature over the Doorway

      London, 1778. Copper engraving. Engraved by T. Vivares. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving the columns and entablature in the dining room at Shelburne House in Berkeley Square, in London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        De basi encephali et originibus nervorum cranio egredientium libri quinque.

      . Göttingen, Vandenhoeck Wwe., 1778, 4°, (8), 184 pp., mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln; angebunden Ernst G. Baldinger, Disputationem inauguralem Basi Encephali..., 16 pp., Halbledereinband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild.. THE TWELVE CRANIAL NERVES - ERSTE Buchausgabe, extrem selten. Samuel Thomas Soemmerings (1755-1830) berühmte Göttinger Dissertation mit der Klassifikation der 12 Hirnnerven. Die auf Anraten Wrisberg entstandene Arbeit ist von bleibenden anatomischen Wert. Neben Willis und Vieussens einer der Meilensteine neuroanatomischer Forschung! Wenig bekannt ist, daß Soemmering die veraltete Bezeichnung "glans cerebri" durch das heute noch gebräuchliche Wort Hypophyse ersetzte. Die schönen Quarttafeln sind von Soemmering selbst gezeichnet und von C.C. Glasbach gestochen worden. - *First Edition of Soemmerings masterly thesis on the origin and accurate classification of twelve cranial nerves, basded on numerous brain dissections. Soemmering believed that the cranial nerves originated from the walls of the ventricles or from the cavities themselves, and that the ventricular fluid was the seat of sensation and nerve impulses were motions in the fluid. In addition to numbering the cranial nerves, Soemmering also described the optical chiasm, the pineal gland and the topography of the cerebral hemispheres. His name is associated with several neural structures, especially the substantia nigra. "Today's recognition of 12 paires of cranial nerves dates from the eigtheenth century and the work of Sömmering." - Brazier; Garrison- McHenry 93-97, reproduction of the title page; Meyer, Historical aspects of cerebral anatomy, num refs.; Cushing S 320; Waller 9049; Hirsch-H. V, 329; Garrison & Morton No. 1383; Spillane, p. 117; Norman Lib. 1972.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Frch").

      Im Lager bei Witschitz, 10. September 1778.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Unterhälfte abgeschnitten.. An den Regimentsquartiermeister Böttcher mit der Order, &quote;daß der Kriegs-Rath Buchholtz, bereits angewiesen worden, den, besage der vacanten Rechnung, des Ersten Battaillons Garde, pro August, verbliebenen Vorschuß von 237 Tal[ern] [ ], an ihn zu vergüten; Wornach derselbe sich zu achten hatt [ ]&quote; - Anfang Juli waren preußische und sächsische Truppen unter Friedrich dem Großen zur Abwehr kaiserlicher Ansprüche auf Bayern in Böhmen einmarschiert.

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        Mappa Geographica Provinciae Novae Eboraci ab Anglis New York

      Nuremburg 1778 - An important revolutionary map of New York and New Jersey. Sauthier was a prominent surveyor and topographer. He arrived in America in 1767 as surveyor for Governor Tryon of North Carolina, moved to New York when Tryon was Governor in 1771. He made extensive plans of New York City and the surrounding area. He was appointed surveyor for the Province of New York; sometime collaborator with Benard Ratzer. He was Military draughtsman during the American Revolution. (Tooley), Size : 735x590 (mm), 28.875x23.25 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0

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      1778 - A Aix, Chez Esprit David, 1778. Deux volumes in-quarto (206 X 261) basane fauve marbrée, dos cinq nerfs ornés, caissons dorés ornés, dentelle dorée en queue et tête, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin fauve et ocre, coupes et coiffes ornées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (1) f. blanc, XXXII (dont titre), 652 pages, 18 pages d'additions et corrections, (1) f. blanc ; Tome II : (1) f. blanc, VIII (dont titre), 673 pages, (1) page d'errata, 29 pages de nouvelles additions et corrections, (1) f. de privilège du roi, (1) f. blanc. EDITION ORIGINALE, peu commune, de ce recueil de droit coutumier de l'Ancien régime en Provence, complet en deux volumes. (BRUNET, 2692). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, à la reliure d'une REMARQUABLE FRAICHEUR. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Storia dell'America settentrionale

      Venezia: dalle stampe di Antonio Zatta, 1778.

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        Portrait, Brustbild nach hablinks im Oval im rechteckigen Rahmen, unten Inschrift: D. Benjamin Franklin, et vita inter Americanos acta, et magnis electricitatis periculis clarus.

      . Schabkunstblatt, Augsburg, J.E.JHaid, 1778, 222 x 140 auf 277 x 189 mm.. Scarce first version of Haid's mezzotint portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Johann Elias Haid (1739-1809) made two portraits of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) using the same title and engraved pedestal surround. The this is the first and was based on the painting by Benjamin Wilson (7121-1788). The later mezzotint by Haid depicts Franklin in his fir hat.

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        Oeuvres complettes.

      Chez la veuve Duchesne 1778 - - Chez la veuve Duchesne, A Paris 1778, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (9,5x17,5cm), (2) xvj, (20) 504 pp. et (25) 527 pp. et (1) 455 (1) 432 (2) 444 (1)480 pp., relié. - Edition originale collective. Un portrait au frontispice et 2 gravures par Marillier au second tome (une de ces gravures manque souvent). Faux-titres et titres en rouge et noir. Pleine basane blonde légèrement plus tardive. Dos lisse orné de caissons et roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir avec roulettes. Quelques coins émoussés. Une mince déchirure en tête du tome I. Bel exemplaire. L'édition posthume, deux ans après le décès de l'auteur, se distribue comme suit : Tome I et II : Théâtre et les lettres Turques ; Tome III, IV, et V : Essais historiques sur Paris ; Tome VI : Histoire de l'ordre du Saint-Esprit (dont Saint-Foix fut nommé historiographe en 1764). On n'oubliera nullement le personnage que fut Saint- Foix, qui servit jusqu'à 36 ans dans les Mousquetaires, en quête de gloire littéraire avec sa vingtaine de pièces, d'un esprit rude et querelleur. Ses deux livres historiques sont naturellement importants et notables. Les essais sur Paris ne constituent pas une Histoire de la capitale, mais une tentative de serrer au plus près, au moyen de l'histoire l'esprit d'un peuple. (2) xvj, (20) 504 pp. et (25) 527 pp. et (1) 455 (1) 432 (2) 444 (1)480 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A View of Society in Europe, in its Progress from Rudeness to Refinement:

      - or, Inquiries concerning the History of Law, Government, and Manners, First Edition, xx, 433pp plus errata leaf, quarto, a fine copy in contemporary half russia, spine with raised bands with blind dice rules in compartments, gilt lettered, with the shelf mark "D.c.14. Lauderdale History" in ink on title-page, Edinburgh, Bell and Murray, 1778.FROM LAUDERDALE'S LIBRARY. A FINE COPY OF AN IMPORTANT TEXT OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT Goldsmith 11665; Kress B.159. An important text from Lauderdale's library. The dispersal of Lauderdale's extraordinary library commenced in a series of Sotheby auction sales in the late 1980's. The majority of the books were purchased for two Japanese university libraries in Tokyo.This work by Gilbert Stuart (1742-1786), noted by DNB as his "most important treatise", is one of a group of texts of the eighteenth century that have as their aim the elucidation of the contemporary state of society and its organisation through an analysis of history. Interestingly, these texts also often comment on each other, and taken together, provide the reader with a key to the British enlightenment and an insight into how the structure of western society evolved.The present work is centred on the early and medieval period and is concerned with law, customs, and government and the relationship between them: "it is in the records of history, in the scene of real life, not in the conceits and the abstractions of fancy and philosophy, that human nature is to be studied. But while it is in the historical manner that laws, customs and government are to be inquired into, it is obvious that their dependence and connection are close and intimate. they all tend to the same point, and to the illustration of one another. It is from the consideration of them all, and in their union, that we are to explain the complicated forms of civil society, and the wisdom and accident which mingle in human affairs." The author speaks of his work as a kind of moral archaeology; "my materials were buried in the midst of rubbish, were detached and unequal. I had to dig them up anxiously, and with patience; and, when discovered and collected, it was still more difficult to digest and fashion them." Citing extensive but often obscure authorities, (with examples chosen from as wide a range as from the ancient Romans to the American Indians) Stuart here presents the origins of moral and societal bonds, tracing in them the beginnings of ideas that became effective archetypes of behaviour. Of particular interest is Stuart's pioneering examination of the role of women in society. Examples of chapters that specifically concern women are: An Idea of the German Women; Of Marriage and Modesty; Of the Property of the Women. The Dower, the Morgengabe and the Marriage-portion. The Communication to them of the Powers of Succession and Inheritance. The Advancement of Manners; The Institutions of Chivalry, the Pre-eminence of Women, Politeness, and the Point of Honour; Of Manners and Refinement, the Dissolute Conduct of the Women amidst the Decline and Oppressions of the Fiefs. The General Corruption which invades Society.Stuart's main thesis was that the sensitive and careful treatment of women in any particular society bears a direct relationship to the overall prosperity and wellbeing of that society.

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        Istoria dell'antichissime citta di Suessola e del vecchio, e nuovo castello d'Arienzo. Seconda edizione. Teil 1 u. 2 in einem Band.

      Neapel 1778. XVI, 402 S., 1 Bl., 19 x 13,5 cm, 1 Faltkarte von F. Sesone, 2 Kupfertafeln und eine Tafel 'Elogium', Pergamenteinband der Zeit mit Knitterfalten, etwas gebrauchsfleckig, kleinere Wurmspuren und Fehlstellen, an den Vorsätzen teils ausgebessert. Titel mit Besitzvermerk, Karte altersfleckig, stellenweise gebrauchsfleckig, teils mit Wasserrand in der oberen Ecke, Papier etwas gewellt, wenige Anstreichungen.. Seltene Schrift zur Geschichte der oskischen bzw. etruskischen Stadt Suessola, die um 800 zerstört wurde, und das Castello d'Arienzo in der Provinz Caserta in Kampanien.

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        A System of Military Discipline for His Majesty's Army. London: Printed for J. Millan, 1777. First edition, 12mo, [6], ii, [1], 8-116, [16pp., forms for returns, last two folding], 6 engraved plates (5 folding), A4 with small hole and closed tear, one plate slightly frayed at fore-edge, prelims lightly browned. [Bound with:] FORTUNE (T.) The Artillerist's Companion, Containing the Discipline, Returns, Reports, Pay, Provision, &c. of that Corps, in Field, in Forts, at Sea, &c.

      London: Printed for J. Millan 1778 - First edition, 12mo, [2], 70pp. 2 works bound in one, cont. calf, rebacked, covers repaired. Two rare military manuals, ESTC lists 5 copies of Phipps (O; RPJCB, CaOKR, DSoC, CtY-LW) and 6 copies of Fortune (L, Gu; CaOKR, DSoC, CtY-LW, CtY-SM). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB]
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        "Publii Virgilii Maronis: Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. Ex editione Petri Burmanni."

      Glasgow: Andreas Foulis. 1778. "2 volumes in 1, folio, [4], 277, [1]; blank leaf; [8], 307, [1], [2] subscribers; contemporary full tree calf neatly and sympathetically rebacked to style, yellow edges, gilt ownership stamp on upper cover of Richard L. Schieffelin, and an engraved family bookplate on the front pastedown with other family names crossed out and his added, together with the date October, 1813; a very good copy, and handsomely printed. ""Printed in a correct and magnificent manner"" -- Dibdin. Gaskell 639; Brunet V, 1293."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Johann Winkelmanns Geschichte Der Kunst Des Altertums. Nach Dem Tode Des Verfassers Herausgegeben,und Dem Fürsten Wenzel Von Kaunitz-Rietberg Gewidmet Von Der Kaiserlichen Akademie Der Bildenden Künst. Band I.

      Akademischer Verlag, Wien 1778 - Band I. (von 2). Gebunden. Orig.-Halbleder, 22x29, pp. LXXII, 618 mit etlichen Vignetten. Einband oben mit Lichtrand, Ecken normal bestossen, innen stellenweise schwach stockfleckig, kompakt und für das Alter gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Malota.Buchhandlung F.Malotas Nfg. GmbH]
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        Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique ou vrais Principes de la Science Militaire.

      de l'Imprimerie Royale,, Turin, 1778 - Cm. 26, pp. (16) 55 (1) 359 (1) + una carta d'errata. Grande vignetta al frontespizio e 30 tavole ripiegate fuori testo stampate su carta forte in lieve tonalità d'azzurro. Legatura del tempo in cart. rigido azzurro con titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. La prima parte titola: "Considérations sur la Guerre de 1769 entre les Russes et les Turcs", segue il testo dei "Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique". Opera interessante e munita di un ricco apparato iconografico con raffigurazioni di ordini di battaglia, disposizioni delle truppe, soldati di vari corpi militari, battaglioni, movimenti di truppe, di una pianta della battaglia del 20-21 novembre 1759 combattuta a Maxen, in Sassonia, della battaglia di Praga del 6 maggio 1757 in cui i prussiani di Federico II sbaragliarono gli austriaci, della battaglia di Kollin del 18 giugno 1757, di quella di Leuthen del 5 dicembre dello stesso anno, di quella di Süptitz e di Torgau del 3 novembre 1760,di quella di Breslau del 22 novembre 1757,di quella di Hochkirch del 14 ottobre 1758,di quella di Lignitz del 15 agosto 1760; le ultime due tavv. sono di cartografia del Canavese ("Carte d'une partie du Piémont") e del corso del fiume Dnestr "deouis Kornuauka jusq'à Ladowa" de Bog dalla sua fonte sino a Landijczin, per servire d'aiuto alla localizzazione delle battaglie tra russi e ottomani nel 1769. Seconda edizione, di molto aumentata rispetto alla prima che era apparsa nel 1768 con sole 12 tavole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        HISTOIRE DES PROGRES DE L'ESPRIT HUMAIN DANS LES SCIENCES ET DANS LES ARTS QUI EN DEPENDENT: HISTOIRE NATURELLE, savoir: L'Uranologie, la Géologie & la Minéralogie, la Lithologie, l'Hydrologie, la Botanique, l'Antropologie, la Quadrupédologie, l'Ornithologie, l'Insectéologie, l'Icthologie, la Conchyologie.

      - Paris, Humblot, 1778. 12x19,5 cm. Ce livre intéressant fait suite aux ouvrages du même auteur consacrés aux sciences exactes, aux science naturelles, et aux sciences intellectuelles. Il constitue cependant un texte indépendant. Il est donc ici complet. Reliure d'époque en plein veau marbré. Roulettes dorées sur les tranches des plats. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés. Pièce de titre sur maroquin bordeau. Papier très frais, hormis une légère mouillure visible sur les dix derniers feuillets. Discret manque de cuir sur la coiffe supérieure, sinon ouvrage solide et propre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Nieder-Sächsisches Koch-Buch oder sieben hundert und zehn Anweisungs-Regeln: wornach alle und jede , sowol kostbare als ordinäre Speisen Präpariret,

      Christian Iversen Und Compagnie, Lübeck 1778 - und noch Titel: "auch einige Garten-Früchte getrocknet und eingemacht werden können, nebst 52 Regeln von den nöthigsten Confituren. Für die Liebhaber mit aller Aufrichtigkeit verfertiget durch Marcus Loofft, Stadt-Koch in Itzehoe." Eilfte verbesserte Ausgabe. ORIGINALAUSGABE.Marmorierter Hartkartoneinband mit montierten goldgeprägten Titelschildchen, geschmackvoll neugebunden 1975. Buchschnitt minimal stockfleckig. Besitzereintragung von 1781 auf innerem Buchdeckel, weitere handschriftliche Besitzereintragung (zur Provenienz des Buches) auf Vorsatzblatt. 557 Seiten inkl. umfangreicher Register, sanft stockfleckig, ein sehr schönes altes Kochbuch in exzellentem Zustand, das den hohen Stand der Kochkunst zur damaligen Zeit zeigt.+++ 11 x 18,5 Cm, 0,4 kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 400 11. Verbesserte Ausgabe Hartkarton Sehr gut

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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