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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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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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        1814 Harmony in Greek of the Gosels with notes by William Newcome - 1st Edition

      - VERY RARE. Greek Bible. A Harmony in Greek of the Gospels, with notes, by William Newcome, Dublin, 1778: Reprinted from the text and various readings of Griesbach, by the Junior Class of the Theological Seminary at Andover, under the superintendence of Moses Stuart, associate professor of sacred literature in said seminary. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Schöpfung. Ein musikalisches Oratorium von Herrn Joseph Haydn übersetzt für das Clavier von Sigmund Neukomm. Wien, Artaria und Compagnie [PN 855] (1800). Quer 4°. Gest. Titel u. 219 S. mit gest. Noten, Hlwd. d. Zt.

      - Hoboken II, 38f. - Kat. Hoboken IX, 1397 - RISM H/HH 4639 - MGG IX, 1394ff.- Sehr seltene erste rechtmäßige Ausgabe des Klavierauszuges.- Erstdruck in der Bearbeitung von Sigmund Neukomm (1778 - 1858), einem Schüler von Michael und Joseph Haydn. Im März 1800 mit offizieller Zustimmung Haydns, nur wenige Tage nach der von Haydn selbst veröffentlichten Partitur der Schöpfung erschienen.- Titel 2fach gestempelt u. fleckig, insges. nur etw. fingerfleckig u. wenig braunfleckig, Ebd. leicht berieben.# Very rare, first authorized piano score of Haydn`s Creation; first edition in the editing of Sigmund Neukomm, a student of Michael and Joseph Haydn.- Contemporary binding, title stamped two times and spotty, otherwise only some finger stains and little foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      ROMA, 1778-1792Incisione originale eseguita all'acquaforte su matrice di rame. Titolo inciso , entro immagine, su di un masso all'angolo inferiore sinistro. L'opera è tratta da una serie di 32 tavole con vedute di edifici costruiti dagli antichi Romani nell'Urbe e in altri luoghi d'Italia. La silloge è considerata la II edizione accresciuta di una raccolta di 30 fogli, pubblicata da Piranesi nel 1748, e intitolata Antichità romane de' tempi della Repubblica, e de' primi Imperatori [...]. Bettagno situa il cambiamento di titolo, dubitativamente, alla metà degli anni Sessanta. Hind data l'edizione di Alcune vedute [...] fra il 1778 e il 1792, precisando che le tavole (rispetto all'impressione del 1748) furono rilavorate dall'autore, e che la serie venne arricchita di due immagini create ex novo (una delle quali eseguita dal figlio del maestro, Francesco). Bettagno nota che la maggior parte delle tavole della serie venne eseguita negli anni Quaranta del Settecento, in un momento in cui G. B. Piranesi era tornato a Roma da un viaggio in Veneto, ed era influenzato dalla cultura vedutistica lagunare. Il foglio in esame rappresenta una veduta prospettica dell'Arena di Verona, anfiteatro romano ,icona della città veneta insieme alle figure di Romeo e Giulietta. Si tratta di uno dei grandi fabbricati che hanno caratterizzato l'architettura ludica romana. Esemplare in ottimo stato conservativo, dalla bella inchiostratura .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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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

      London: J. Johnson, 1778. Second Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. 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.

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        Engraved Portrait

      London Walker Player and Dickinson 1778 - An engraved mezzotint portrait of the composer Samuel Wesley (1766 - 1837), 480 x 360 mms. (plate area), engraved by W. Dickinson after the painting by John Russell, published 26th January 1778, by Walker, Player, and Dickinson, in a fine early 19th century wooden frame, 660 x 525 mms., with gilt inner surround, brass metal angle brackets on each corner, and central brass plate on lower portion of frame "Samuel Wesley/ 1766 - 1837". A very attractive engraving, cleanly and clearly etched, and in fine condition. Wesley is shown standing in court dress in the familiar 18th century position, with right leg across lower left leg, with a quill pen in his hand composing a "solo" ("I said, I will take heed to my ways"). A large folio can be seen leaning against the desk upon which he is writing, a copy of the oratorio Ruth, which he supposedly composed at age six and inscribed at the age of eight. Behind him is a chamber organ. The engraving is taken from a painting by John Russell (1745 - 1806), probably painted in 1776, when the Wesley children visited the Russell family. Russell exhibited the painting of Samuel Wesley at the Royal Academy in 1777, and it is now to be found in the Duke's Hall of the Royal Academy of Music, London. The engraver and printseller William Dickinson (?1746/7 - 1823) was awarded in 1767 a premium for mezzotint by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia & York-town. 1777-1778. - Two volumes. [2],310,[12]; [2],520,[27]pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light foxing and soiling. Very good. Untrimmed. A nice set of the Journals of the Continental Congress for the first two years. The first volume was published by Robert Aitken in Philadelphia, and was the first collected set of the Journals. These had been published previously in two separate volumes (both of extreme rarity) in 1774 and 1776. This collected issue became the first volume of the series, which continued until the end of the Confederacy and the adoption of the federal Constitution in 1788. The volume contains a wealth of the most important documents of the Revolutionary period, with all of the proceedings of the first, and part of the second, Continental Congress for 1774 and 1775. Rare in such nice condition and especially so with the twelve pages of index. The second volume was published by John Dunlap in York, and is one of the rarest of the series issued from 1774 to 1788, with a peculiar and romantic publication history. Textually, it covers the exciting events of 1776, culminating with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, an early printing of which appears here, as well as all of the other actions of Congress for the year. It is thus a vital document in the history of American independence and the American Revolution. Through the middle of 1777 the printer of the Journals of Congress was Robert Aitken of Philadelphia. In 1777 he published the first issue of the Journals for 1776, under his own imprint. This was completed in the spring or summer. In the fall of 1777 the British campaign under Howe forced the Congress to evacuate Philadelphia, moving first to Lancaster and then to York, Pennsylvania. The fleeing Congress took with it what it could, but, not surprisingly, was unable to remove too many copies of its printed Journals, which would have been bulky and difficult to transport. Presumably, any left behind in Philadelphia were destroyed by the British, accounting for the particular scarcity of those volumes today. Among the material evacuated from Philadelphia were the printed sheets of pages 1- 424 of the 1776 Journals, printed by Aitken. Having lost many complete copies in Philadelphia, and not having the terminal sheets to make up more copies, Congress resolved to reprint the remainder of the volume. Aitken had not evacuated his equipment, but John Dunlap, the printer of the original Declaration, had. Congress thus appointed Dunlap as the new printer to Congress on May 2, 1778. Dunlap then reprinted the rest of the volume (coming out to a slightly different pagination from Aitken's version). He added to this a new titlepage, under his imprint at York, with a notice on the verso of his appointment as printer to Congress. This presumably came out between his appointment on May 2 and the return of Congress to Philadelphia in July 1778. Because of Dunlap's name on the title, it has often been erroneously assumed that this volume contains a printing of the Declaration of Independence by Dunlap. In fact, that appears in the section of the original Aitken printing. Evans has further muddied the waters by the ghost entry of Evans 15685, ascribing a Dunlap, York printing to 1777. In fact, there is only one Dunlap version, Evans 16137, with the 1778 date. A lovely set of this important publication, and a great Revolutionary rarity. EVANS 15683, 15685, 16137. HILDEBURN 3576, 3727. MATYAS, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 77-09b.

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        A Tour through the Island of Great Britain: Divided into Circuits or Journies. In four volumes

      London - W. Strahan et al 1778 - A scarce set of Defoe's account of Britain, which describes towns, manufacture, trade, agriculture, shipping, government, customs, eminent persons, medicinal springs, islands, and London. The eighth edition. Featuring fold out frontispiece maps of England and Wales to Volume I, and Scotland to Volume II. 'Originally begun by the Celebrated Daniel De Foe, continued by the late Mr. Richardson, Author of Clarissa, etc, and brought down to the present Time by Gentlemen of Eminence in the Literary World'. Condition: In modern half crushed morocco bindings, with crocodile effect leather coverings. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, with just occasional small spots. Small closed tear to p153 of Volume IV. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Nouvellement Recueillies. Paris: Pissot, 1778. 6 vol. viii, 484 + 424 + 388,(2) + 399 + viii, 455,(1) + 583,(1) pp. Contemporary red halfleather with green title lables on spines. Small bookplate of Gustav Oxenstierna on front pastedown in all volumes. Some bumping to corners. Two volumes with dampstains on spine, a shade duller than the original red colour. Boards with light soiling. 19,5 x 12,5 cm.[#\69751] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cabinet De Pierres Antiques Gravees, Ou Collection Choisie De 216 Bagues Et De 672 Pierres Egyptiennes, Etrusques, Grecques, Romaines, Parthiques, Gauloises, &c. Tirees du Cabinet de Gorlee, & autres celbres Cabinets de l'Europe

      P-M. Lamy, Paris 1778 - 8 & 10 pages in text. 22 x 17 cm. Engraved frontispieces, 283 plates. An antiquary of Flemish descent, his early interest in gem collecting as part of his cabinet of curiosities eventually spawned interest in Greco-Roman intaglio gems; his collection purchased in 1609 on behalf of Henry, Prince of Wales -- with more than a representative sampling of specimens here. His first work, "Dactiliotheca," published 1609. BRUNET Vol. II, p.1671. Index of plates in each volume, generally clean, wide margined plate pages, book label and small ownership inscription dated 1857 of same individual, corner wear, raised bands, leather spine label, spine compartments decorated in blind. Contemporary mottled calf, covers rehinged. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      Cellot & Jombert, Philadelphia 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. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

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        Versuch einer Staatspraxis, oder Canzeleyübung, aus der Politik, dem Staats- und Völkerrechte. 2. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage

      Wien, Johann Paul Kraus 1778 - Enslin/Engelmann, S. 23; Pütter II, 158. - Das seltene Werk erschien erstmals 1754. - Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig, sonst sauber 4 Bl., 398 Seiten Pappband der Zeit mit gepr. Leder-Rückenschild, Rotschnitt, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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