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        William Heath orders John Hancock's brother, Deputy Paymaster Ebenezer Hancock, to pay for his aide de camp, Seth Loring

      War date Autograph Document Signed, "W Heath M Genl," 1 page, 7.25" x 9", Boston, April 3, 1778, to Ebenezer Hancock, John Hancock's brother and Deputy Paymaster General for the Continental Army, ordering pay for his aid de camp. Mounted to a mat board, moderate toning and soiling, a few minor tears not affecting text, else good to very good condition. Heath requests, in most part: "Sir Pay Major Jona. Pollard one Hundred Dollars in full of his pay as my aid De Camp for the Months of February & March 1778, for which this shall be your Sufficient Warrant Given at Head Quarters ..." At the bottom left, Heath names the payee, "Seth Loring". Ebenezer Hancock (1741-1819) was John Hancock's brother. Unlike his more famous brother, Ebenezer was not successful in business. Sympathetic to his plight, John used his influence to have his brother appointed to the post of Deputy Paymaster General.

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        Remarks on Mr. Forster's Account of Captain Cook's last Voyage round the World, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775

      London: J. Nourse, 1778. Octavo; some staining, marginal defects to a few leaves at the end made good with a dozen words on the last leaf supplied in facsimile; a large and uncut copy in modern quarter calf. Extremely rare Cook controversy pamphlet. One of the scarcest of all the Cook publications and nowadays only very rarely seen on the market, this is a particularly interesting product of the second voyage. The account of the voyage by George Forster published in 1777 had been a controversial affair: as Beaglehole describes the reaction, 'The Forster temper and the Forster recklessness being so prominently displayed in certain passages, it could hardly escape criticism. This was applied by Wales, 'our accurate and indefatigable astronomer', in an octavo pamphlet of 110 indignant pages...'Wales frankly disbelieved that George had written the book, its prejudices were so much and so transparently those of Reinhold - in which his acumen as a literary critic certainly failed him. But he made some damaging points. Not only did he spring to the defence of the 'poor seamen' but he took a series of specific statements that outraged him and rebutted them with a vigour and heat that are still alive, far removed from the genial fun he had poked in the private pages of his journal... Apart from the controversy, he adds to our knowledge a little that is valuable in the annotation of Cook. George could not let this attack go unnoticed, and produced a quarto "Reply"...' (Beaglehole, Journals, II, pp. cli-clii).This is a particularly large copy with its edges uncut; the ink correction on p.48 has been noted in all copies seen to date - it removes the words "and his son" from an accusation that Dr Forster lied about the existence of calabashes on Easter Island. It may all seem rather anodyne now but it was a terrific quarrel then.

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        Nouvelles recherches sur la science des medailles, inscriptions, et hieroglyphes antiques.

      Maastricht, Dufour & Roux, 1778.. 4°, circa 26,5 x 22 cm. 2 ff., 186 pp., 6 plates with typography, 6 engraved plates with coins and Egyptian antiques Contemporary polished calf with richly gilt spine and name "Brunck". Lipsius 317; Cioranescu 50779. First edition of this work on antique medals by Poinsinet de Sivry (1733-1804). The last plates show sarcophagi, the large typographical plates show Persian, Arabic, Chaldaic etc. Letters. - Without the half-title. Just minor browning, very slightly rubbed. Exceptionally nice copy in very elegant binding from the famous Brunck collection.

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        "Ioannem Mart. De Rohden Pictorem / Franciscus Fil. Fecit / Romae 1846." Johann Martin von Rohden (1778 Kassel - Rom 1868), Brustbild nach links.

      . Kupferstich, auf aufgewalztem cremefarbenem China, mit Wasserzeichen: Bernardino Nodari, Lugo/Prov. Ravenna. 25:20 cm. In den breiten Rändern etwas fleckig. Literatur: Thieme/Becker Bd. XXVIII, S. 522, unter Franz von Rohden; R.I. Pinnau, Johann Martin von Rohden 1778-1868. Leben und Werk. Diss. Bielefeld 1965, P 21 sowie vgl. P 20 sowie vgl. Abb. S. 278.. Die Vorzeichnung zur Graphik befindet sich in der Sammlung Dr. A. Winterstein, München. Der Kupferstich befindet sich im Erinnerungsbuch der deutschen Künstler zu Rom (vgl. Fr. Noack, Johann Martin von Rohden und seine Familie. In: Volk und Scholle, 7. Jhg., 1929, Heft 7, S. 215). Ludwig Emil Grimm erwähnt das Blatt in: Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben. Hrsg.von A. Stoll, Leipzig 1911, S. 239, Anm. 3: ,,... Sein Bild, von seinem Sohn Franz 1846 radiert, besitzt der Herausgeber."

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        Tsabekki, frutex flore roseo, fructu pyriformi tricocco.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. A. L. Wirsing n. G. D. Ehret, um 1778, 32,2 x 22,6 (H). Tadellos sauber und in herrlichem, leuchtendem zeitgenössischen Kolorit. Oben in der Mitte: Camellia I. In der Mitte die Nr. 139 - Auf Papier mit dem Wasserzeichen " D. & C. Blauw ". Sauber und mit breitem Rand. - Blattgr.: 49,7 x 34,5 cm. -

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        Von Verbrechen und Strafen. Auf das Neue selbst aus dem Italiänischen übersezet mit durchgängigen Anmerkungen Hommels. UND: angebunden: Ferdinand Hommels... Philosophische Gedanken über das Criminalrecht aus den Hommelischen Handschriften als ein Beytrag zu dem Hommelischen Beccaria, herausgegeben und mit einer Vorerinnerung und eignen Anmerkungen begleitet von Karl Gottlob Rössig. - 2 in 1 Band.

      Breslau, Korn (bzw. Leipzig, Breitkopf), 1778 und 1784.. circa 20,6 x 13,5 cm. Gestochenes Frontispiz, LVI, 279 SS. - XLIV, 171 SS. Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Stintzing-L. III/1, 394 u. Noten 258; Borst 353; vgl. PMM 209. Erste Ausgabe dieser Ubersetzung mit Vorrede und Noten des "deutschen Beccaria" (Conrad) Karl Ferdinand Hommel (1722-1781). Vorausgegangen waren drei Übersetzungen in "jämmerlichem Deutsch" (Stintzing), dies ist die erste nach dem Originaltext und unter Beccarias Aufsicht. "Eines der einflussreichsten Bücher in der ganzen Geschichte der Kriminologie" (PMM). - Hier angebunden ist der seltene zusätzliche, von Carl Gottlob Rössig (1752-1806) nach Hommels Tod herausgegebene Monographie zum Strafrecht. - Schönes Exemplar, nur gering gebräunt, etwas berieben, unteres Kapital abgeschabt, dennoch dekorativ und mit schönen Buntpapier-Vorsätzen.

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        Topographie von Niederösterreich, in welcher alle Städte, Märkte, Dörfer [.] angezeiget werden, die in diesem Erzherzogthume wirklich angetroffen werden [.]. (MIt): Beschreibung der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstade (!) Wien, als der dritte Theil zur österreichischen Topographie.

      Wien, Weingand bzw. Kurzböck, 1770-1778. - 3 Bde. Mit 1 gest. Portr. (J. Mansfeld fec.) und einem mehrfach gefalteten gest. Plan. (12), 428 SS. (2), 327 SS. (4), 236 , (4),177, (22) SS. Zeitgenössische Lederbände mit Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Schönes Exemplar aller Teile des verbreiteten Standardwerks, hier komplett dem sonst meist fehlenden Plan von Wien. - Die beiden ersten Bände mit dem alphabetischen Ortsverzeichnis von Niederösterreich, der dritte Band bringt nach einer allgemeinen Beschreibung Wiens auf 178 Seiten die "Beschreibung der Häuser in der Stadt" nach Bezirken geordnet. - Die hübschen Einbände geringfügig berieben und bestoßen, innen sauber. Gugitz 12024. Slg. Mayer 462. Wurzbach LIV, 80.

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        Recherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations. Tome premier [- quatrieme].

      The Hague: [No printer], 1778 - 4 volumes, duodecimo in 4s and 8s (162 × 90 mm), pp. 673, [8] table of prices, [1] blank, [4] contents; 263, 164–380, 373–387, [1] blank, [3] contents, [1] blank; [iv], 481, [1] blank, [2] contents, [2] blank; [iv], 520, [3] contents, [1] blank; numerous mispaginations, but complete. Contemporary calf-backed drab paper boards, spines with four gilt roll rules, lettered and numbered gilt in a gilt panelled compartment, Corners lightly rubbed, but an excellent set, crisp and clean throughout. Very rare first edition in French of the Wealth of Nations. This is the first complete translation of the text; an extract, Fragment sur les colonies en général, et sur celles des anglois en particulier, translated by Reverdil, had been published in Lausanne and Basel earlier in 1778 to test public demand for the work. "'This translation of the 1776 English edition of WN has remained a mystery. Was it printed in The Hague? If not, where was it printed? Who was M***, identified on the title pages as the translator? Copies are rare within French libraries" (Carpenter). Tribe 16. See Kenneth E. Carpenter, The Dissemination of the Wealth of Nations in French and in France (New York, The Bibliographical Society of America, 2002), pp. 20–4. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Acadia, Le province de Sagadahook E main la Nuove Hampshire, la Rhode Island E partie di Massachusset E Conneticut

      Venice 1778 - This map forms a continuous strip from the upper part of nova Scotia down to Conneticut, Size : 330x440 (mm), 13x17.25 (Inches), Hand Colored in outline, 0

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        The natural history of the human teeth

      London: Johnson, 1778. Hunter, John (1728-93). (1) A natural history of the human teeth: Explaining their structure, use, formation, growth & diseases. [10], 128pp. 16 copperplates, each with printed explanation leaf. London: J. Johnson, 1778. Bound with: (2) A practical treatise on the diseases of the teeth intended as a supplement to the natural history of those parts. [4], iv, 128 [8]pp. London: J. Johnson, 1778. Half-title, title and introduction to (2) misbound after contents leaf of (1). Together 2 vols. in 1, 4to. 258 x 206 mm. Modern speckled calf, gilt spine, by Bernard Middleton. Upper & lower corners of the first volume's title repaired, some browning & offsetting, fore-edges of first few leaves a bit frayed. Very good copy, from the library of Chauncey D. Leake (1896-1978), with his initials and extensive pencil notes on rear endpapers. First Edition of (2), second edition of (1). Garrison-Morton 3675-76. Hunter was the first to study the teeth in a scientific manner, and the first to recommend complete removal of the pulp in filling them. "This classical work revolutionized the practice of dentistry, and provided a basis for later dental research. Hunter introduced the classes cuspids, bicuspids, molars and incisors; he also devised appliances for the correction of malocclusion. In part 2 of the above work he included instructions with regard to the operation of tooth transplantation" (G-M). The first edition of the Practical Treatise was published in 1771; the 1778 second edition was intended to be bound with the first edition of the Practical Treatise. This copy was once owned by Chauncey D. Leake, co-discoverer of the anesthetic properties of divinyl ether (G-M 5713) and author of histories of pharmacology (G-M 2068.14) and old Egyptian medical papyri (G-M 6471.1). Wellcome III, p. 317. Hoffmann-Axthelm, History of Dentistry, pp. 219-22.

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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 . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Briefe über die natürlich entstehende entzündbare Sumpfluft

      Winterthur, Steiner und Compagnie, 1778.. Mit gest. Titelvign. und einer gefalt. Kupfertafel. 4 Bll., 172 S. Pappband d. Zt. Santangelo/Garbarino, Volta 121; Duveen 606; DSB XIV, 69; Poggendorff II,1231; Ronalds 520. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der "Lettere sullaria infiammabile" von 1777; zeitgleich erschienen in Zürich bei Orell und bei Stein in Strassburg. Die Übersetzung ist von Carl Heinrich Köstlin. - Die an den Marchese Francesco Castelli gerichteten "Briefe" enthalten die Resultate von Voltas Untersuchungen über das aus dem Boden des Lago Maggiore aufgestiegene "entflammbare Sumpfgas" (Methangas), das er im Sommer 1776 von einem Boot aus erstmals beobachtet hatte. "Volta`s work on gases shows the same genius for intrumentation and measurement, and the same failure or reluctance to establish general principles, that characterize his work on electrostatics" (DSB). - Altes Exemplar der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Schaffhausen. Leicht berieben, untere Ecke des Vorderdeckels beschabt. Tls. wenig braunfleckig, die Tafel stärker betroffen.

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        Stadtplan, "Grundriß der Königl. Residenzstadt Potsdam 1778".

      . Kupferstich v. G.W. Wolf n. Oesfeld b. Nicolai, dat. 1778, erschienen, 1786, 28 x 38,5. Drescher/Kroll, Potsdam. Ansichten aus drei Jahrh., mit Abb. und Beschreibung im Vorsatz. - Früher Plan von Potsdam, der Potsdam mit seinen Vorstädten zeigt. Drescher/ Kroll "Die sorgfältig und mit minutiöser Genauigkeit gezeichnete Oesfeldsche Karte ist von beachtlicher künstlerischer Qualität". - Mit alten Längs- und Querfalten. Gebräunt.

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        Port de Halifax de la Nouvelle Ecosse (Canada/Nova Scotia)

      Le Rouge, Paris 1778 - Engraving. Sheet size: 21 1/4 x 29 1/2". Inventory#: p1890pmat.

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        THE DRAMATICK WORKS OF BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER; COLLATED WITH ALL THE FORMER EDITIONS, AND CORRECTED; WITH NOTES, CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY, BY VARIOUS COMMENTATORS; WITH FIFTY-FOUR ORIGINAL ETCHINGS. In Ten Volumes. Contemp. Full Tree Calf Bindings.

      T. Sherlock, for T. Evans, etc. 1778. Engraved Portrait Frontispiece, 52 additional Full Page Engravings, Plus a Vignette Engraving. BINDING:- The ten volumes are bound in contemporary FULL TREE CALF; with gilt decoration to spines, three gilt lettered labels to each volume (lacking 5 of the volume number labels). The book plate of FREDIRICK J. EDLMANN to front pastedown of each volume. CONDITION: Light cracking to sides of the spines in a couple of the volumes; spines a little rubbed; light scuffing to extremities; occasional light foxing except for a few pages in one volume where it is quite heavy. Otherwise, a firm tight, clean and very attractive set.

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        The Gentle Shepherd, A Pastoral Comedy.

      1778 - Royal 4to., in contemporary full mottled calf, boards with elaborate gilt panels with corner tools, rebacked preserving original rich gilt spine, contrasting red leather label, all edges gilt. Aquatint portrait frontispiece and 12 acquatint plates engraved by David Allan, pp18 of engraved music at rear. Corners rubbed, a little light browning to margins of plates, neat ink name dated 1848, generally a very good crisp copy. "Ramsay’s play, The Gentle Shepherd first published in 1725, enjoyed massive success both in his lifetime and for several years after his death. This Scots pastoral drama is an entirely original creation, which develops the pastoral genre and fixes it within a Scottish context. Although the play belongs to the sentimental age, its value remains to this day: Ramsay presents his audience with skilful sections of lyric and song, and daringly attempts to revive the Scottish theatrical tradition under the strict codes of Calvinism. The Gentle Shepherd helps make possible John Home’s Douglas, Fergusson’s Scots pastorals and much of Burns’s work." The Foulis Press first published The Gentle Shepherd in 1743, and they printed it again in 1745, 1747, 1750, and 1752, before issuing this handsomely printed and illustrated edition in 1788. David Allan who illustrated this edition was sometimes called the "Scottish Hogarth" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schauplatz des Baierischen Erbfolgekrieges (6 Teile in 1)

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1778/79.. oder Historische und Geographische Beyträge zur Geschichte des Krieges, welcher nach Ableben des Churfürsten Max. Josephs von Baiern über den Besitz seiner Länder entstanden ist. Mit 25 meist mehrfach gefalteten kolorierten Kupferstichkarten, 5 gefalteten kolorierten Tafeln mit Truppenaufstellungen. Halblederband der Zeit, 24,5 x 21,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, innen etwas gebräunt.

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        Zusammentrag der wichtigsten Urkunden, auf welche in den über die Bayerische Erbfolge-Sache bisher herausgekommenen Druckschriften sich bezogen worden (2 Bände in 1).

      Regensburg, Montag, 1778.. 6 Blatt, 184 Seiten; 6 Blatt, 368 Seiten, blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit (ohne die Schliessen), 20,5 x 16,5 cm,. Einband etwas angestaubt, innen teils etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, Titelblatt von Band 2 mit kleinem Randausriss durch entfernten Reiter. Enthält eine Sammlung von 80 Urkunden zum bayerischen Erbfolgestreit aus dem Zeitraum von 1275 bis 1778.

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        Theorie de l'art du mineur.

      . Traduite de l'alleman par M.A.L. Smeets, capitaine au Regiment des Mineurs & Sappeurs. Maestricht: Dufour & Roux 1778. With 4 folded plates. XV + 314 + [1] pp. Uncut and unopened in contemporary blank paper with handwritten title on spine. 2 last leaves torn..

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        ELOGJ DI GALILEO GALILEI E DI BONAVENTURA CAVALIERI (E DI ISACCO NEWTON).

      per Giuseppe Galeazzi Regio Stampatore 1778 Opera dedicata al Granduca di Toscana Pietro Leopoldo, a Pietro Verri e alla Arciduchessa d'Austria Maria Beatrice d'Este. Cm.20,7x12,6. Pg.108; (4), 54, 8; 132. Buona legatura in piena pergamena con tagli in rosso. Tassello con titoli in oro al dorso. Piccolo cartiglio inciso al frontespizio. Si tratta di tre Opere con numerazione distinta ma con unico frontespizio, ove non viene citato l'"Elogio a Newton". Paolo Frisi (Milano, 1728 - 1784) fu celebre matematico e fisico. Ascritto in giovane età all'ordine barnabita, divenne nel 1756 docente di matematica presso l'Università di Pisa per poi tornare allo stato laicale.

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        Port Royal Dans la Caroline Meridionale, Leve par Le Cap: [sic] Gascoigne.

      Paris George Louis Le Rouge 1778 - Large engraved map of a small portion of the coastline of South Carolina. Dimensions: 72 × 63 cm (28.5 × 24.75 inches). The map covers the area from Ladies Island to Calibogue Sound. Shows rivers, creeks, channels, islands, numerous soundings, plantations, and the town of Beaufort. A key details the marshland, tides and approaches to the harbour. Gascoigne, captain of H.M.S. 'Scarborough', made surveys of Port Royal Harbour and Daufuskie Sound in 1729. The surveys were used by De Brahm for his "A Map of South Carolina and a Port and Part of Georgia" published by Thomas Jefferys in 1757. The present map is an edition by Le Rouge, who published it in his rare 'Pilote américan septentrional', and contains several extra place names. Seller 1532.

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        A General Chart of the Island of New Foundland with the Rocks and Soundings

      Sayer & Bennett, 1778. unbound. very good. Sea Chart. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image size 21.5'' x 22''. Page size 21.75 x 29''. Intricate map including names of bays, depths and soundings, safe anchorages, and banks. Includes a portion of the coast of Labrador. Engraved by James Cook and Michael Lane. This edition was published by Robert Sayer and John Bennett in 1778. It has minor foxing but is in very good condition. Thomas Jefferys (1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America.

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        Domestic Medicine; or, The Family Physician: Being an Attempt to Render the Medical Art More Generally Useful, by Shewing People What is in Their Own Power Both with Respect to the Prevention and Cure of Diseases

      Norwich: Printed by John Trumbull for Robert Hodge, 1778. _. Leather. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Original leather with five raised bands on the spine; minor wear, mostly at spine ends. Sound binding, slightly sprung. Intact hinges. Pages clean and toned with some foxing. Wear to both free endpapers. Owner's name on rear endpaper. As described in Heirs of Hippocrates 625, "Buchan first published Domestic medicine at Edinburgh in 1769. It had an enormous circulation, no fewer than nineteen editions being published during the author's lifetime. . . . Buchan gives simple and easily followed advice in this book and deals at considerable length with various matters that may affect the health, such as diet, ventilation, sleep, cleanliness, and infection. The greater part of the treatise is taken up with a description of the causes, management, and treatment of diseases, such as fevers, pneumonia, smallpox, whooping cough, and colic. His remarks . . . give valuable insight into the relationship between social conditions and disease in the eighteenth century." See also Guerra a-621.

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        The Art of drawing in Perspective made easy To those who have no previous Knowledge of the Mathematics. The Second Edition. Illustrated with Plates.

      London: Printed W. Strahan; and T. Cadell. 1778 - Tall 8vo, 219 x 126 mms., pp. xii, 123 [124 adverts], nine folding engraved plates, contemporary calf, black leather label (chipped); rear joint cracked (but firm), top and base of spine chipped, corners worn, spine a little dried. The inventor and lecturer James Ferguson (1710 - 1776) displayed an early interest in mechanical engineering by watching his father use a lever to raise a dilapidated cottage roof. He began making clocks and other mechanical objects in his teens. He published a book on the orrery in 1746, but the book that made his reputation and his fortune was Astronomy Explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles and Made Easy for Those Who Have Not Studied Mathematics (1756). This was his last major publication, first published in 1775. Quoting large chunks of the work, the reviewer for The Critical Review in 1775 concluded, "The whole is delivered in that style of plainness and simplicity which cannot fail of rendering the book to such readers as have made little or not progress in this branch of science; a mode of writing the best calculated for diffusing general instruction, which Mr. Ferguson, in all his productions, has successfully endeavoured to promote." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erdbeschreibung der Hessischen Lande Casselischen Antheiles mit Anmerkungen aus der Geschichte und aus Urkunden erläutert von Regnerus Engelhard. Zweyter Theil.

      Cassel, Waysenhaus, 1778.. Interims-Broschur mit handschriftlichem Titelschild auf Rücken, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, Stempel auf Titelblatt vom "Kurf. Obergericht zu Hanau" und alt hinterlegtem Eckabriss, 9 Seiten mit Wurmgängen im Randbereich, (9 Bl.), Seite 453 - 908 auf unbeschnittenem Büttenpapier mit den Anhängen: 1. Register sämtlicher Oerter an Landschaften, Städten, Schlössern, Flecken, Dörfern, Höfen (16 Bl.). 2. Register dererjenigen sowohl hohen, als niedern Personen von denen etwas angeführet wird (8 Bl.). 3. Register über diejenigen merkwürdigen Sachen, welche mit angeführt werden (4 Bl.). 4. Zusätze, Verbesserungen und Druckfehler (1 Bl.), 8°..

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        ZOLL- und LICENT-VERORDNUNG wie auch Zoll- und Licent-Rolle für die Herzogthümer Schleswig und Holstein,

      . die Herrschaft Pinneberg, und Grafschaft Ranzau. Christiansburg den 23 Nov. 1778. Kopenhagen [1778]. 192 + (64) pp. Contp. full leather. Binding worn, pages nice and clean, on large paper. Stamp on titlep. * Bibl. Dan. III, 718..

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        Parte Orientale Della Florida, Della Giorgia, E Carolina Meridionale

      Venice 1778 - "This map, with its note about the British attack on Chareston in 1776, is the last in Zatta's southeastern sequence. At this time Florida was still British, having been acquired from Spain in 1763. It would be returned to Spain in 1783, and finally would be ceded to the United States in 1819."-Portinaro & Knirsch, Size : 335x440 (mm), 13.125x17.25 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0

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        The Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian Odes of Pindar, translated into English verse; with critical and explanatory remarks: to which are prefix'd Observations on his life and writings; Conjectures on the aera wherein the Grecian games concluded; and an Ode to the genius of Pindar

      James Dodsley, London 1778 - London: James Dodsley. 1778. Illustration/Title Page [i-xlv] Advertisement/Second Pythian Ode (1-446) A leaf paginated 444*-445* has been inserted after page 444. 4to. Quarter bound in contemporary dark brown leather. Marbled boards. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt embossed lettering on spine. tight binding and solid boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Detailed copper plate engraved illustration adjacent to title page depicting Jupiter (or Seraphis) within a crescent shape above an emblem containing the image of Pegasus. Text block is good, and text is clear and legible throughout. Moderate shelf wear. Slight rubbing to spine. Bumping to corners. Minor scuffing to edges. Rubbing to boards. Minimal dampstaining on endpapers.Pindar was an Ancient Greek lyric poet whos works have been best preserved of the canonical nine lyric poets of Ancient Greece. Pindar is the first Greek poet whose works reflect extensively on the nature of poetry and on the poets role. Like other poets of the Archaic Age, he reveals a deep sense of the vicissitudes of life and yet, unlike them, he also articulates a passionate faith in what men can achieve by the grace of the gods. This volume, translated by E.B. Greene was one of the first English translations of a large volume of his work. An additional ode is presented on pages 444*-445* in Italian, with an explanation in English. Also includes an English translation: "Lamentation of Danae? over her son Perseus" of a poem by Simonides. A beautiful and rare volume, this original collection of poetry is in excellent and readable condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil des Comedies / Recueil des Tragedies. Sechs Bände, 18. Jahrhundert

      Paris, 1778. Rarität: 49 Originalstücke des französischen Theaters im 18. Jahrhundert, gesammelt in 6 Bänden, möglicherweise liegt hier eine umfangreiche private Sammlung (und privat gebundener) zeitgenössischer Dramen der Nouvelle Edition vor, da einzelne Stücke ungebunden - als Broschur oder Interimsband - existieren: Recueil des Comedies / Recueil des Tragedies (Schreibweise des Rückentitels: Recuil de Comedie/Tragedi); Viele der Stücke sind noch zu Lebzeiten der Autoren in diese Sammlung aufgenommen worden, die mit * gekennzeichneten Stücke wurden im gleichen Jahr der Veröffentlichung (in der hier angebotenen Ausgabe) uraufgeführt. Einige der Titelblätter zum jew. Stück nennen Jahr u. Theater der Uraufführung, den Verlag bzw. den Besitzer der Rechte, immer aber das Jahr der Veröffentlichung in der Sammlung. Titel, Autor und Jahr der in den Bänden veröffentlichten Stücke: La Jeune Indienne, Chamfort, Duchesne 1771 L'Ecole des Bourgeois, D'Aleinval, Cailleau 1770 Les Fausses Indidelites, Barthe, Delalain 1777 Crispin - Medecin, De Hauteroche, Duchesne 1774 Le Prejuge a la Mode, De la Chaussee, Duchesne 1776 Les Dehors Trompeurs ou L'Homme du Jour, De Boissy, 1777Amphitryon, Moliere, Duchesne 1775 L'Epoux par Supercherie, De Boissy, Delalain1777 Le Depit Amoureux, Moliere, Duchesne 1777 Julie, Monvel, Musique est de M. Des Aides, Didot 1773 *La Femme Juge et Partie, Montfleury, Delalain 1774 L'Enfant Prodigue ou L'Ecole de la Jeunesse, Voltaire, Didot 1772 Les Precieuses Ridicules, Moliere, Duchesne 1777 Le Festin de Pierre, Corneille, Duchesne 1778 Le Caffe ou L'Ecossaise, Hume/(Voltaire), Didot 1772 Democrite Amoureux, Renard, Delalain 1774 Le Grondeur, Palaprat, Delalain 1774 Les Fausses Confidences, Mariveaux, lallemand et compagnie 1772 La Coquette Corrigee, De la Noue, Duchesne, 1774 Heureusement, Rochon de Chabannes, Sebastien Jorry, 1778 Le Babillard, De Boissy, Delalain 1777 Le Deuil, De Hauteroche, Duchesne 1774 Le Plaideurs, Racine, Delalain 1775 La Gageure Imprevue, Sedaine, Delalain 1778 Pygmalion, J.J. Rousseau, 1776 Tragedie:Tancrede, Voltaire, Delalain 1776 Pierre Le Cruel, De Belloy, Delalain 1777 Zayre, Voltaire, Duchesne 1777 Merope, Voltaire, Delalain 1774 Phedre et Hippolyte, Racine, Duchesne 1774 DonPedre - Roi de Castille, Voltaire, Duchesne 1777 Olympie, Voltaire, Duchesne 1772 Gabrielle de Vergy, De Belloy, Delalain 1777 Tom. IILe Menteur, P. Corneille, La Compagnie des Libraires 1761 *Le Legataire Universel, (Regnard), La Compagnie des Libraires 1771 L'Anglois a Bordeaux, Favart, Castaud 1773 La Piete Filiale ou L'Honnete Criminel, Jean Mossy 1776 Le Cercle ou La Soiree al la Mode, Poinsinet, Delalain 1776 L'Avare, Moliere, Prault Fils 1770 Le Philosophe sans le Savoir, Sedaine, Claude Herrissant 1767 Les Moissoneurs, la Musique est de M. Duni, Favart, Duchesne 1768 *Beverlei, Saurin, Duchesne 1768 *Le Deserteur, Mercier, Le Jay 1771 Tom. IV Le Comte de Warwik, De la Harpe, Duchesne 1766 L'Avocat Patelin, Palaprat, Allouel 1771 Les Femmes Savantes, Moliere, Duchesne 1774 Le Barbiere de Seville ou la Precaution Inutile, De Beaumarchais, Ruault 1776 L'Amant Bourru, Monvel, Duchesne 1777 *Eugenie, De Beaumarchais, Jean Mossy 1776. Ganzlederbände der Zeit, goldgepr. Rückentitel u. gold. Ornamentschmuck (über 5 Bünde), z.Tl. Lesebändchen, 8°, keine durchgängige Paginierung, nur die Seiten d. Stücke tragen Seitenziffern (jeder Bd ca. 350-400 S.), Titelkupfer, handgesetzte Titel- u. Schlußvignetten, farbig marm. Vorsatz, marm. Ganzschnitt (nachgedunkelt u. nicht mehr sehr deutl.), 1 Titelblatt ist v. Buchblock gelöst u. liegt bei, ein Vorsatzblatt locker, Bindung der 6 Bände sonst stabil, ein handschriftl. Vermerk ("L'avignon"/Tusche), sonst keine Einträge, kein Exlibris o.ä. die Blattseiten sind meist sauber erhalten, nur wenige Braun- od. Stockflecken (zu den Blatträndern hin), nur leicht leimschattige Vorsätze, einige wenige Blätter m. Fehlstücken, einige Knicke u. Knickspuren, alle Buchdeckel mit Berieb- u. Kratzspuren; Buchdeckelkanten u. Ecken, sowie die Buchrücken mit Berieb - zwei Expl. dabei stärker zu den Stehkanten hin, ein Expl. stärker am Kapital betroffen, zwei Buchrücken mit Wurmfraßspur - ein Expl. a. d. Unterkante, das andere Expl. a. d. Oberkante des Buchrückens..

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        Nieuwe proeve van kleine gedichten voor kinderen. ( Op de 6 afzonderlijke stukjes vermeldt het titelblad: Nieuwe proeve van klijne gedichten voor kinderen.)

      Utrecht; 1778 - -1779-1783; boek verdeeld in 6 afzonderlijke stukjes waarvan de eerst 2 stukjes de derde druk vermelden (1778); het derde stukje vermeldt geen druk en het jaar 1778; het 4e, 5e en 6e stukje vermelden geen druk en het jaartal 1779; titelgravure van J. de Waal en 47 bladvullende gravures; contemp. goudgestempeld half leer; 182 p. (gravures zijn ongenummerd).* Verschillende blz. zijn wat vlekkig, of zien er "gebruikt" uit. Desondanks een aantrekkelijk exemplaar van deze zeldzame editie.

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        [Holograph diary of the potter John Clark in Lyndeboro, New Hampshire, spanning the years January 1778 to December 1802]

      Lyndeboro, NH: the author, 1778-1802. Holograph diary of 300 pages, roughly 4x6.5 inch leaves crudely sewn together into two ?"volumes,?" lacking any exterior cover. The earlier pages show wear to the upper right corner with minor loss of text, mainly affecting the dates, while the records penned on the last several pages have grown very faint; the first pages of the second portion are worn and chipped at the lower right corner. In all, a quite legible diary spanning the period from January 1778 to December 1802 at the rate of one page per month, each page divided into horizontal lines for listing the activities of each day. John worked as a potter and farmer, and most entries detail activities on the farm or otherwise associated with labor or shopping, as well as social visits, travel to towns throughout the region, births and deaths, and events such as elections or religious services. Some pages are packed with events, while others (especially in months with bad weather) reveal only the drudgery of work around the home or farm. His brother Peter Clark, a captain of the Ninth Regiment of the New Hampshire militia during the Revolutionary War, local Puritan leader, and member of the state legislature, had moved to Lyndeboro from Braintree in 1775 (the same year as John) and is mentioned intermittently throughout. John seems to have been equally devoted to his religion, judging by his notes of the books of the Bible he was reading and various church activities. There are handwritten notes for sermons in a separate little batch that came with these, of uncertain connection but with dates from the same period. For anyone researching this part of New Hampshire the brief but cumulatively extensive listings of social events could be of interest. These unsigned diaries were passed down in the family with lore about their having belonged to John Clark, lore which we have confirmed by comparing events on specific days (such as the birth of his daughter on November 19, 1778) with details in the ?"Records of the Descendants of Hugh Clark, of Watertown, Mass. 1640-1866,?" in which the author of this diary is mentioned on page 65 and his brother Peter on the preceding pages.

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        Cabinet De Pierres Antiques Gravées Ou Collection De 216 Bagues et 682 Pierres Egyptioennes, Etrusques, Grecques, Romaines Parthiques Gauloises.Tirées Du Cabinet De Gorlée et autres.

      Lamy, Paris 1778 - 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume petit in 4, demi reliure de chagrin vert, dos lisse orné, tranches jaspées (dos refait); un portrait gravé de Abrahamus Gorlaeus, 2 frontispices et 282 planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tardes Americanas. Gobierno Gentil y Catolico: Breve y Particular Noticia de Toda la Historia Indiana: Sucesos, casos notables, y cosas ignoradas, desde la entrada de la Gran Nacion Tulteca á esta tierra de Anahuac, hasta los presentes tiempos. Trabajadas

      [72]+540 pages with tables and engraved arms at head of dedication and four engraved plates. Octavo (8" x 6") rebound in quarter leather with red labels and gilt lettering to spine. Gilt lettering to front boards. (Field 620, Palau 108426, Sabin 28255). First edition.José Joaquín Granados y Galvez was born in Sedella, Malaga, Spain. He was related to the Galvez family who later became prominent in the civil government of New Spain. He joined the Franciscan Order in Spain and was sent to Mexico, where he was ordained a priest. He became a member of the Franciscan Province of Michoacán, and served as religious superior of the friaries of Valladolid, Jiquilpan, and Rio Verde and its missions. He was also a member of the provincial advisory board. He was bishop of Sonora from 1788-1794. In the latter year he was transferred to the diocese of Durango, but he died at the hacienda of Dolores as he was approaching his sea. Before he became a bishop, Granados y Galvez wrote a work on the history of the Mexican nation, Tardes americanas, presented as a dialogue between an Indian and a Spaniard. The first eight chapters were devoted to pre-Conquest history and culture, the ninth narrated the story of the Conquest, and the remainder traced the civil and ecclesiastical history of Mexico after the Conquest. The work favored the Indians and sympathized with their difficulties, but opposed any use of force against constituted authority. The author used all available print sources, especially the Franciscan chroniclers. He also had access to manuscripts in Spanish and the native languages. He mentions for instance, Ixtlilxochitl, Tezozomoc, and Chimalpahin. One subjects treated in this work, is that of the Mexican Calendar with the names of the days in Mexican and in Spanish. (Handbook of Middle American Indians: 13, 88-89)Condition: Title and first four leaves replaced in facsimile. Worm track through out, some affecting text, especially in the lower part of pages 183 through 233. Last page has old ink letters to page. Else a good copy of this important work.

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        Histoire de l'église, dédiée au Roi.

      Paris, Moutard 1778-1790. 22 van de 24 Banden, Leer met ribben en goudbestempeld, 8° (mist dl.17 en 24. Fraaie set, bevat een weergave van de franse kerkgeschiedenis tot en met 1700).

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        Il Cuoco Galante

      Naples: Nella Stamperia Raimondiana, 1778. Second Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. Contemporary half calf over paste paper boards, worn. Dampstains early on, worming to endpapers, moderate foxing at beginning and end, lighter elsewhere, scattered mild stains and some creasing and dog earring. old paper repair in the gutter towards the end. Nicely printed with wide margins. (viii), 234pp. Two attractively engraved folding plates of place settings, frontis portrait of the author, printer's mark on the verso of page 219. Cagle 1128 (1773 ed.), Vicaire 895 (1802 ed,) The first great Italian cookbook after Scappi in 1570, Corrado uses the theories of the French cookery that had come to dominate Europe, but the ingredients and sensibility of Italian. He remains revered in Naples. Includes the first printed recipe for tomato soup - zuppa alli pomidoro. Size: 4to (quarto). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: CAT000097.

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        MISCELLANIES By M Voltaire: containing: I The PUPIL of NATURE II The PRINCESS of BABYLON III ZADIG; or the BOOK of FATE, an Oriental History

      Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1778. 1st American Edition . Hardcover. Good. 5 x 8. Initial title page followed by the three separately titled and numbered sections; 130 + 2; then129; then 128 pages. All pages have a fairly even age toning. Unmarked except the first title page has a note at the top that looks like"C N 164". Full leather that has some scuffed areas near the edges. The spine contains 6 sections, the title of which is red with embossed gilt lettering. The corners are bumped and rubbed. The top two inches of the front leather hinge is cracked and the bottom one inch of the back leather hinge is also cracked. GOOD+++ to VERY GOOD

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        Mineralogia Cornubiensis; A Treatise on Minerals, Mines, and Mining:containing the theory and natural history of strata, fissures, and lodes, with the methods of discovering and working of tin, copper, and lead mines, and of cleansing and metalizing their

      London: Printed and sold for the Author, 1778. (xxxvi); xiv; (ii); 331 pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 7 plates and plans mostly folding, 2 folding tables. Short tears to the final leaf and Bullen Garden Mine plate both professionally repaired. A crisp, clean copy, finely rebound in contemporary style half calf, raised bands in gilt with contrasting morocco label on the spine, marbled boards, new endpapers. William Pryce was an apothecary and surgeon, from the Redruth, he owned part of Dolcoath Mine. This pivotal work was the first of such published on Cornish mining, and has never been surpassed. Cole, 1092, " This extensive work on mining and mineralogy related to Cornwall describes the structure of the area, the relationships between the kinds of ore-bearing lodes, practical mining, dressing of ores and assaying. The first part deals with the formation of metals and minerals stressing the effects and role of water. The appendix contains an evaluation of Watt's steam engine." An attractively rebound copy. First Ed. Folio.. Book.

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        Genl. George Washington

      London - Engraving, c. 1778. Sheet size: 5.8 x 3.8". Inventory#: p453pmat. 0

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        A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland, in a series of letters.

      1778 - RO80031431: 478 pages. Vue en frontispice noir et blanc. Quelques planches dépliantes de gravures en noir et blanc hors-texte. Relié plein cuir marron. Pièce de titre bordeaux. Ouvrage en anglais. Epidermures. Pied du 1er plat de couverture légèrement brulé. Mouillures en début d'ouvrage. Pliures sur une des planches. Léger manque sur coiffe en pied. Tumulus near Tipperary - The Crown - Rock of Cashel . In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Mors fendus. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Irlande Royaume divise en ses quatre Provinces, et ces Provinces en leurs comtes.

      Paris 1778 - Size : 405x501 (mm), 15.875x19.75 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        A Pair: [Morning], [Evening]

      Published by J. Watts, Dealer in Prints & Drawings opposite the Mews Gate Charing Cross, London 1778 - Mezzotints. Printed on laid watermarked paper. In excellent condition. [Morning] Image size: 9 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches. Plate mark: 10 x 13 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 14 7/8 inches. [Evening] Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 7/8. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 13 7/8. Sheet size: 10 3/4 x 15 1/8 inches. This is a stunning pair of mezzotints of two hunting dogs catching their quarry, by John Watts after paintings by Abraham Hondius. Watts was a successful printmaker and publisher who was active in London during the second half of the eighteenth century. He was famed for his rich mezzotints, which he exhibited in London between 1766 and 1778. Watts scraped mezzotints after some of the most renowned artists of his day, but he had a special penchant for works by the Dutch masters, such as this handsome pair after Abraham Hondius, the celebrated Dutch animal painter. These rich mezzotints are a superb example of Watts's luxurious style of engraving, translating the energy and fluidity of Hondius's beautiful paintings into a dramatic example of superior mezzotint engraving. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs.

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        The Natural History of the Human Teeth: Explaining Their Structure, Use, Formation, Growth, and Diseases Bound Together with A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Teeth, Intended as a Supplement to the Natural History of Those Parts

      J. Johnson, London 1778 - Part I is the second edition of that book originally published in 1771 and the supplemental section is in the original edition. Bound in 19th or early 20th century three-quarter leather over blue cloth boards. Leather is rubbed and worn at the corners and more heavily on the hinges and the spine. Internally sound and tight, heavy foxing to endpapers and title page but little to the rest of the book. All 16 plates present and in very good condition aside from plate 15 which has some slight soiling and discoloration to it and the opposing page of explanatory text. A landmark in the history of Dentistry by Hunter, widely considered the father of Scientific Surgery. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; Inventory No: 031776. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Explicación de la filosofia, y fundamentos botanicos de Linneo, con la que se aclaran y entienden facilmente las instituciones botanicas de Tournefort. Parte theorica.

      Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1778 - Tamaño 13 x 21. Encuadernación pasta española de época con hierros decorativos y tejuelo en el lomo. Plano posterior y puntas con ligeros desperfectos. 1 h.+ 312 pp.+ 9 láminas con grabados intercaladas en el texto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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