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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]

      [Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marisa Meroni]
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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

      [Bookseller: OLDE BOOK SITE]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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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

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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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?"""

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter GbR]
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        La Partie Occidentale della Nouva Francia o Canada

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

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        Oeuvres posthumes. 15 Bde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Atlantis Libri Antichi]
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        Specimen historicum Typographiae Romanae XV. saeculi opera et studio.

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

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

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

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        The Parliamentary register, or, History of the proceedings and debates of the House of Commons : containing an account of the most interesting speeches and motions, accurate copies of the most remarkable letters and papers, of the most material evidence, petitions, &c. laid before and offered to the House, during the fourth session of the fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain.

      London : Printed for J. Almon , MDCCLXXVIII [1778] - 1778 Parliamentary Register Revolutionary WAR George Washington Edmund Burke Famous British debates DURING American Revolution! We find other examples of individual volumes for sale elsewhere for $2,500! Main author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Title: The Parliamentary register, or, History of the proceedings and debates of the House of Commons : containing an account of the most interesting speeches and motions, accurate copies of the most remarkable letters and papers, of the most material evidence, petitions, &c. laid before and offered to the House, during the fourth session of the fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain. Published: London : Printed for J. Almon , MDCCLXXVIII [1778] Language: English FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 276 pages; plus indexes, prefaces and such Publisher: London : Printed for J. Almon , MDCCLXXVIII [1778] Size: ~8in X 5.25in (20cm x 13.5cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Bericht von der Halbinsul Sundewitt

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

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

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

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

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

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        Dissertation Inauguralis de Angina Polyposa Sive Membranacea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        De basi encephali et originibus nervorum cranio egredientium libri quinque.

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

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

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

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        Mappa Geographica Provinciae Novae Eboraci ab Anglis New York

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

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

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        Storia dell'America settentrionale

      Venezia: dalle stampe di Antonio Zatta, 1778.

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