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        OEuvres complètes de Mr. Le Febvre, Major au Corps des Ingénieurs de Prusse, Membre ordinaire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences & Belles-Lettres de Berlin.

      Maestricht: Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux, 1778 - Première édition des oeuvres complètes, 2 volumes in-4; T.I: xii, 329 p.; T.II: vii, 286 p.; 33 planches dépliantes dont 2 cartes concernant le Canada ("Partie orientale de l'Amérique septentrionale, 1762" et "Cours du fleuve du Saint Laurent depuis Montréal jusqu'à Tadoussac, 1762"; quelques en-têtes et lettrines. Reliure d'époque en veau moucheté, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés. Reliure un peu frottée, papier légèrement bruni, déchirure marginale sans perte à un feuillet, mais un bon exemplaire, illustré de belles planches gravées imprimées sur papier fort. Recueil peu courant des oeuvres de cet ingénieur français au service de Frédéric II de Prusse, dont la plupart des pièces furent publiées séparément entre 1753 et 1778. L'ouvrage comprend: Art d'attaquer et de défendre les places; Manière de colorer sur les planches les ouvrages de chaque nuit?; Journal du siège de Schweidnitz; Essai sur les mines; Recueil de pièces relatives aux épreuves du globe de compression; Nouveau traité de nivellement; Essai sur la manière de faire les cartes. Recruté par le colonel Balbi en 1747, Simon Lefebvre fut chargé par Frédéric II de la conduite du siège de Schweidnitz en 1762. Accusé de détournement de fonds, il se suicida en 1770. Quérard V, 746. La première édition française de l'ouvrage ne fut publiée qu'en 1808. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A COMPLETE TREATISE ON PERSPECTIVE, IN THEORY AND PRACTICE; on the true principles of Dr. Brook Taylor. Made Clear, in Theory, by Various Moveable Schemes, and Diagrams; and Reduced to Practice, in the Most Familiar and Intelligent Manner,

      London printed for the author; and sold by Messrs. Robson; Becket; Taylor; Dilly; and by the Author 1778 - Shewing How to Delineate All Kinds of Regular Objects, by Rule. The Theory and Projection of Shadows, by Sun-Shine, and by Candle-Light. The Effects of Reflected Light, on Objects; their Reflected Images, on the Surface of Water, and on Polished, Plane Surfaces, in all Positions. The Whole Explicitly Treated; and Illustrated, in a Great Variety of Familiar Examples. in four books. An Elegant Frontispiece, and Forty-Eight Plates. Containing Diagrams, Views, and Original Designs, in Architecture, &c. Neatly Engraved. All Originals; Invented, delineated, and, great part, engraved by the Author, Thomas Malton. SECOND EDITION 1778 CORRECTED AND IMPROVED, WITH LARGE EDITIONS, folio, approximately 345 x 230 mm, 13½ x 9 inches, engraved frontispiece and 48 engraved plates, of which 25 folding and 5 geometric single page plates with 1 or more movable overslips, pages: (4), 8, (8), 296, 8, (8) - index and errata. Bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered brown morocco label, new endpapers. Fore-edge margin of frontispiece trimmed off with loss of about 5 mm of image (3/8"), originally a folding plate due to protruding fore-edge margin, vertical central fold strengthened at some time on reverse with paper strip, neat name of John S. Rawle at top of title page, small dark stain to top corner of title page, a little margin foxing to 2 text pages following 1 folding plate, very occasional pale margin spot, 10 mm (½") chip to lower edge of 2 plates and 2 adjacent text pages, 25 mm (1") closed tear to top margin of plate XXXVI, not affecting image, a little very pale offsetting on some folded plates. A very good tight clean copy. The final 8 pages contain "A True Case, between the Author of a late publication, his Printers, and Paper Merchants". describing the case of the author and other writers who lost their works due to a fire. 2 names of previous owners cut from original front endpaper and mounted on new front pastedown: John Carline 1784, listed in Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of English Architects page 121, and Thomas Hamilton Crawford 1899, also an architect, member of the Royal Scottish Society of Water-Colour Painters. Much of his practice consisted of copies and mezzotints of works by English School artists from the 18th century to his own time (online Dictionary of Scottish Architects). The subscribers' list contains the names of numerous notable figures: architects, builders, painters (many R.A.), craftsmen of all sorts (cabinet makers, goldsmiths, coach builders etc) including Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Paul Sandby, George Stubbs, Matthew Boulton and David Garrick. Thomas Malton (1748 – 1804), was an English painter of topographical and architectural views, and an engraver. J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Girtin were amongst his pupils. See Colvin page 375. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE SUR LA SCIENCE DE L'EXPLOITATION DES MINES, PAR THEORIE ET PRATIQUE,

      Paris Philippe-Denys Pierres 1778 - avec un Discours sur les principes des finances; fait pour l'Academie Imperiale & Royale de Schemnitz, par CHRISTOPHE-FRANCOIS DELIUS, Conseiller-Commissaire de la Cour de Sa Majeste Imperiale, Royale, Apostolique & Romaine, a sa Chambre des Monnoies & Mines. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1778, 2 volumes, complete set, translated into French by M. Schreiber. 4to, approximately 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, printer's device on title pages, large pictorial headpiece to each volume, 25 large folding plates engraved by Boutrois, I-XI in Volume I, XII-XXV in Volume 2, complete, with descriptions of all the plates at the end of Volume II, pages: [4], xxii, [2], 518, [2]; [6], 454, [2], complete with half-titles, bound in old speckled paper boards rebacked in modern calf, raised bands, blind rules, contrasting red and green gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Boards a little marked, scratched and slightly stained, corners just slightly worn, endpapers spotted and dusty, very occasional light foxing, small damp stain to upper outer corner in Volume I showing intermittently from page 143 to the end, not affecting plates, margins of plates lightly foxed. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the rare French edition. This is a translation of the German work Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst first published in Vienna in 1773. Delius (1728-1779) was a German metallurgist and mineralogist born in Saxony who held posts in Vienna in the Mining Department, was appointed inspector of mines in Hungary in 1761 and was also Professor of Mining Engineering and Finance in the famous Mining Academy in Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz) in the then Kingdom of Hungary. He discovered a new process for the extraction of copper and located a precious opal mine in Hungary. He wrote treatises on the origin of mountains and ore veins, and on the Hungarian opals as well as this work on the science of mine engineering. The folding plates show mining equipment and tools including a first aid kit for assisting drowned or asphyxiated miners, mining structures, buildings and machinery, cross-sections of mines and mineral deposits. Sinkankas, Gemology, Volume I, page 262. #MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Robert Bell, Philadelphia 1778 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE SUR LA SCIENCE DE L'EXPLOITATION DES MINES, PAR THEORIE ET PRATIQUE,

      Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1778.. avec un Discours sur les principes des finances; fait pour l'Academie Imperiale & Royale de Schemnitz, par CHRISTOPHE-FRANCOIS DELIUS, Conseiller-Commissaire de la Cour de Sa Majeste Imperiale, Royale, Apostolique & Romaine, a sa Chambre des Monnoies & Mines. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1778, 2 volumes, complete set, translated into French by M. Schreiber. 4to, approximately 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, printer's device on title pages, large pictorial headpiece to each volume, 25 large folding plates engraved by Boutrois, I-XI in Volume I, XII-XXV in Volume 2, complete, with descriptions of all the plates at the end of Volume II, pages: [4], xxii, [2], 518, [2]; [6], 454, [2], complete with half-titles, bound in old speckled paper boards rebacked in modern calf, raised bands, blind rules, contrasting red and green gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Boards a little marked, scratched and slightly stained, corners just slightly worn, endpapers spotted and dusty, very occasional light foxing, small damp stain to upper outer corner in Volume I showing intermittently from page 143 to the end, not affecting plates, margins of plates lightly foxed. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the rare French edition. This is a translation of the German work Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst first published in Vienna in 1773. Delius (1728-1779) was a German metallurgist and mineralogist born in Saxony who held posts in Vienna in the Mining Department, was appointed inspector of mines in Hungary in 1761 and was also Professor of Mining Engineering and Finance in the famous Mining Academy in Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz) in the then Kingdom of Hungary. He discovered a new process for the extraction of copper and located a precious opal mine in Hungary. He wrote treatises on the origin of mountains and ore veins, and on the Hungarian opals as well as this work on the science of mine engineering. The folding plates show mining equipment and tools including a first aid kit for assisting drowned or asphyxiated miners, mining structures, buildings and machinery, cross-sections of mines and mineral deposits. Sinkankas, Gemology, Volume I, page 262. #MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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. . . .

      Printed by John Trumbull for Robert Hodge, Norwich 1778 - Original leather with five raised bands on the spine; minor wear, mostly at spine ends. Sound binding, slightly sprung. Intact 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dell'uomo naturale.

      Fratelli Raimondi 1778 - Cosmopoli (probablement Naples) Fratelli Raimondi, 1778. In 8 de 12 ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace, au lecteur, table des chapitres)-261-3 ff. n. ch.-20pp (censures et apologie du livre), reliure demi cartonnée postérieur, plats décorés de papier rouge dominoté de l'époque, papier raciné noir sur fond marron clair pour le dos, cachets d'appartenance privée en noir et en bleu sur la page de titre, pages de garde récentes, une petite déchirure à une marge latérale d'un feuillet, trace d'humidité à la partie inférieure interne des derniers feuillets, rousseurs éparses, grandes marges, derniers feuillets non coupés, bon exemplaire malgré les défauts signalés. Seconde édition peu commune de cet essai du philosophe napolitain Francesco Longano (1729-1796), devenu prêtre en 1751 pour parfaire son cursus universitaire. L'ouvrage qui parut originellement en 1767, forme un manifeste oscillant entre matérialisme et scepticisme. Cet essai qui dénonce les inégalités de la distribution des richesses et les dures lois économiques et sociales qui frappaient l'Italie du Sud, valut à son auteur un surcroît de persécution de la part du clergé napolitain. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Discipline of the Light-Horse. By Captain Hinde, of the Royal Regiment of Foresters, (Light-Dragoons.) Illustrated with Copper Plates

      Printed for W. Owen, 1778. First edition, v,[7],562,[2]pp., with a final errata leaf, copper engraved frontispiece (slightly offset) of "Light Troop", 1 engraved plate "Light Dragoon" faces page 149, 3 folding letterpress tables, and a few text engravings: bugle horn, saddle, double baggage-straps / cloak & baggage ensemble, occasional spotting, cont. calf, rubbed, lower hinge broken but still holding firm, red morocco title label to spine. Scarce classic of British cavalry, published less than two decades after the formation of the first Light Dragoons (the 15th). Captain Robert Hinde's retired in 1763 after a distinguished career in the British Army, his obsession with the tactics of war lead to this authoritative work on the the use of light cavalry, which was very influential in the British Army. Huth, p.48.

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

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

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        Versuch über die Märsche der Armeen,

      Dresden., Walther, 1778. - die Läger und Schlachten und den Operations-Plan. Mit 22 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 1 Blatt, 168, 200, 138 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit, 19,5 x 12,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben , Rücken verblichen.

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        COMPENDIOSAE INSTITUTIONES THEOLOGICAE, AD USUM SEMINARII PICTAVIENSIS - EN 6 VOLUMES - DU TOME I AU TOME VI .

      JOANNIS-FELICIS FAULCON 1778 - R320040714: 672 + 659 + 660 + 684 + 600 +379 pages - quelques epidermures sur les plats - coiffes en tete et pied abimées en Tome 4 et quelques piqures de ver / Titre, tomaison, fleurons et filets dorés sur pieces de titre. TEXTE EXCLUSIVEMENT EN LATIN. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "THE SPORTSMAN'S DICTIONARY; or, the gentleman's companion for town and country. Containing full and particular instructions for riding, hunting, fowling, setting, fishing, racing, farriery, cocking, hawking, &c. ... Also, the management of dogs, game-cocks, dunghill-fowls, turkies, geese, ducks, pigeons... Collected from the best authors, with very considerable additions and improvements, experienced gentlemen"

      London: Fielding and Walker. 1778. "First published in 2 volumes octavo in 1735, and again in 1744, this is the first edition in quarto, considerably improved and enlarged, pp. viii, plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; engraved frontis and 15 engraved plates; contemporary full calf, red morocco label on spine; joints slightly cracked, but in all a very good,sound copy. & & Terminology is alphabetically arranged throughout. & & Alston XVIII-4, 146 (erroneously identified as an octavo)."

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        Legislation orientale : ouvrage dans lequel, en montrant quels sont en Turquie, en Perse et dans l'Indoustan, les principes fondamentaux du gouvernement, on prouve, I. que la maniere dont jusqu'ici on a repre´sente´ le despotisme, qui passe pour e^tre Ab

      A Amsterdam : A Amsterdam : chez Marc-Michel Rey, 1778. Collation, [16], VI, 312, [38]p, lacking half title. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label. Binding in excellent condition. Internally, some persistant light staining mainly to bottom margins, occasionally the staining is slightly heavier. Pages in good condition throughout. A nice copy, in a very attractive binding. A20. First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Quarto.

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

      London: Strachan & Cadell, 1778. Book. Good. Hardcover. Later 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..

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        Noticia del Establecimiento y Poblacion de las Colonias Inglesas en la America Septentrional: religion, orden de gobierno, leyes y costumbres de sus naturales y habitantes; calidades de su clima, terreno, frutos, plantas

      Madrid: En la Oficina de Antonio Fernandez, 1778.. 196 pp. 8vo. Later vellum, spine lettered in manuscript. First edition. Palau 9252. Sabin 975. Howes A192 ("aa"). Medina BHA: V, 4832. Clark I, 187. Written just a year before Spain joined the fight against England, an interesting history, and the longest Spanish work to that date, describing the English colonies in America.Quite thorough with seventeen chapters covering the origin and establishment of the English Colonies in America; detailed accounts of Virginia, Maryland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Carolina, Georgia; Colonies acquired from other European countries by Treaty; Canada, Florida; Observations concerning the colonies; Customs and Religion of the Indians; particular plants in English America, as well as information on the industry, commerce and navigation. Despite the date of its publication, and the preface in which Alvarez notes that all eyes are on these "Anglo-Americans, " he provides little concrete detail on the revolution itself. Provenance: From the library of Alberto Parreo, with his bookplate on front paste down. A very good copy, front board slightly bowed, small split to vellum on rear board at lower joint, minor soiling, else a bright, sharp copy.

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        ENSAYO DE UNA BIBLIOTHECA DE TRADUCTORES ESPAÑOLES

      - Ensayo de una Bibliotheca de traductores españoles, donde se da noticia de las traducciones que hay en castellano .- Madrid, Antonio de Sancha, 1778; en 4º menor pergamino de época, 8 hojas, 206 páginas, 1 hoja y 175 páginas. Palau nº 216851. Primera edición. Excelente impresión de Sancha en buen papel. Excelente trabajo en el que el autor, bibliotecario real, da noticias de notables escritores castellanos. Buen ejemplar muy limpio.

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        Traité des prairies artificielles, des enclos, et de l'éducation des moutons de race anglaise

      Chez Hochereau, Paris 1778 - [XVI]-197 pp., In-4° (21 x 27 cm), broché sous cartonnage d'attente. Edition originale. Préface - Avant-propos - Introduction - Table des articles (32 articles en 5 parties) - Approbation - Privilège du Roi. 5 planches hors texte gravées par E. Voysard. Exemplaire non rogné, bien complet, papier en très bel état nonobstant de pâles et minimes rousseurs sur quelques feuillets. Dans son jus d'origine en attente d'une reliure. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TRATADO DE LAS AGUAS TERMALES DE TRILLO. ( Comprehende La Antiguedad, y Situacion De Trillo, La Descripción De Sus Baños, La De Sus Plantas y Minerales, Las Curaciones, etc)

      Joachin Ibarra, Madrid 1778 - Falto de h de cortesia anterior, 1 firma en portada, pequeña mancha en el margen de algunas h. 1 h y 227 págs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY GENERAL HORATIO GATES, TRANSMITTING ORDERS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN PATERSON]

      Danbury, Ct. Oct. 20, 1778.. [2]pp. on a quarto sheet. Inlaid in a later paper sheet. Discreet tissue repair at edge. Old fold lines. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Orders written and signed by American general Horatio Gates, the victor of Saratoga, commanding Brigadier General John Paterson to march his brigade from Danbury to Hartford, where he is to await further orders. Gates provides detailed instructions as to the route Paterson should follow; he also prescribes the route that should be taken if Paterson's further orders send him to Boston. He writes: "As you will not be hurried in your march, the strictest discipline is recommended, sending your commissaries, & quarter masters, forward, to make provisions of fire wood, particularly, to prevent the burning the fences of the inhabitants. Your own experience renders it unnecessary for me to add more." Horatio Gates (ca. 1727-1806) was a British- born army officer who served with Gen. Braddock during the French and Indian War. He was part of the ill-fated Braddock Expedition (along with George Washington) to capture Fort Duquesne in and retake the Ohio Valley in 1755. When the Revolutionary War broke out, Gates offered his services to Washington, and was in command of the Northern Department at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, an important victory for the Continental Army. His signature is scarce.

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        DEN FORORDNEDE KIRKE-PSALME-BOG, med hosføyede Collecter, Epistler og Evangelier, Jesu Christi Lidelses Historie: Dernæst (1) Bønner før og efter Guds-Tienesten; (2) Aarlige Kirke-Bønner; (3) Bønner ved Alterens Sacramentes Brug; (4) Daglige Morgen- og Aften-Bønner; it. for Reysende og Syge; (5) Davids syv Poenitentse-Psalmer; (6) Den Apostoliske, Niceniske og Athanasianiske Symbolum; (7) Den Augsburgiske Consession; (8) Luther liden Catechismus; Til Guds-Tjenesten paa Søndagene, Festerne og Bededagene, udi Danmark og Norge, Saaledes indrettet, som den hidindtil udi Kirkerne har været brugt og fremdeles bruges.

      Kjøbenhavn, Kongelige Universitets Bogtrykkerie, 1778. 408 sider. Indb. hellæder med rigt ornamenterede permer og ryg samt helguldsnit. Med ophøjede rygbånd.. Trykt hos Anddreas Hartvig Godiches Efterleverske, på Gammeltorv i no. 141. Gamle navne på fribladene. De første sider gulnede. Hjørner og kanter er rene og pæne. Gulddek. står tydeligt på permerne.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        The natural history of the human teeth

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

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        Book of Job ] Sepher Iyov sefer IOV

      Nella Samp di Gio. Vinc. Falorni, Leghorn = Livorno, Italy 1778 - With inter-linear Ladino translation by Rabbi Lombroso. Edited by Y. Meldola, for the use of children on the Fast of the Ninth of Av. Spanish introductory pages. Vinograd, Livorno 148; Yaari Ladino 11. Modern full leather binding. Four years after it was published this copy was donated to a now defunct institution by a prominent Anglo Jewish family, as the original bookplate repasted here indicates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KRITIEKE VERTOONING VAN DE TOONEELSPELERS VAN DOCTOR SCHASZ [caption title]

      [Holland. ca. 1778].. Broadside, engraved folio leaf affixed to folio text leaf, approximately 17 1/2 x 17 inches total. Plate size: 8 x 12 inches. In Dutch. Light wear, small dampstain in right margin, not affecting image. Else a near fine copy, untrimmed. A rare, illustrated Dutch allegory on the political situation between Britain, the European powers, and America, presumably during the American Revolution. "Dr. Schasz" was the playwrighting pseudonym of the Dutch journalist, patriot, and political writer, Pieter 't Hoen (1745-1828). If this "Critical Show of the Stage-Actors of Dr. Schasz" refers to a particular play, it may be to part of the trilogy Hoen wrote on the subject of the American Revolution in the 1778: HET ENGELSCHE EN AMERICAANSCHE KAARTSPEL, DE GEPLAAGDE HOLLANDER..., and DE MISREKENING. In the large and detailed engraving, a cast of ten characters, each numbered for the explanatory key in the text below, occupies a colonial landscape, marked in the background with cannons being fired from a coastal fortress. The characters include a Mr. Brodding, looking "with downcast eyes upon the sealed papers"; William Griff, who "wails about the empty subsidy pockets and the broken teapots"; "Goodheart" ("dressed as a sailor in underwear"); "Oecnomicus"; Mercator; "Patriot"; Don Lopes and Don Aylva; Jean Prener; Dr. Schasz himself; and "the Wildman (on the other side)," who "always continues to gather his wares and to ship them while he shoot from his fortresses and his batteries, to show that he is at home." Jean Prener, with the aid of a felt board and animal pictures, is showing Dr. Shasz "the known fable of the Lion, the Bear, the Monkey, and the Fox," which is explained at length in a footnote. The fable suggests that the cleverness of Holland in its diplomacy with England during the first part of the American Revolution has spared it from British aggression. This would suggest the allegory was printed before 1780, when Britain declared war on the Dutch to prevent it from joining the League of Armed Neutrality. The broadside is apparently not listed in M.D. George's exhaustive CATALOGUE OF POLITICAL AND PERSONAL SATIRES and has not been located in any other reference or known institutional collection. Very rare.

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        La Richesse de la Hollande, ouvrage dans lequel on expofe l'origine du commerce et de la puissance des Hollandois [.].

      Londres, Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1778 - 2 volumes Vol.1: XXII + 518p., 1 feuillet (errata); Vol.2: VI + 516p., 1 feuillet. Dos insolés; coiffes de têtes et coins émoussés; épidermures; petite fente à la charnière inférieure du 2nd volume. "Ouvrage dans lequel on expofe l'origine du commerce et de la puissance des Hollandois; l'accroiffement fucceffif de leur commerce & de leur navigation; les caufes qui ont contribué à leurs progrès, celles qui tendent à les détruire; & les moyens qui peuvent fervir à les relever". Ouvrage anonyme de Jacques ACCARIAS DE SERIONNE (1706-1792), économiste et publiciste dauphinois qui fut agent autrichien aux Pays-Bas de 1757 à 1769 (Barbier lui attribue par erreur le prénom Joseph). Reliure d'époque pleine basane blonde; dos à 5 nerfs et 4 caissons ornés de motifs floraux, pièces de titre rouges en encadrements dorés et de tomaison vertes; roulette dorée sur les bords.

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        Viage de España en que se da noticia de las cosas mas apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella. Tomos VII y VIII: que tratan de Extremadura [Móstoles, Alcorcón, Talavera de la Reina, Guadalupe, Plasencia, Trujillo, Batuecas, Jurdes (y) Bejar, Coria, Alcántara, Cáceres, Mérida, Badajoz, Jerez de los Caballeros, Zafra, Llerena].

      Madrid, Por Don Joachin Ibarra, 1778. - Dos tomos en 8vo.; 1 h., XXVI-240 pp. y 3 láminas grabadas en cobre, dos de ellas plegadas + 1 h., XX - 246 pp. y 7 láminas grabadas en cobre, seis de ellas plegadas. Encuadernación uniforme en piel con lomera ornada y tejuelos, de la época.

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        An essay on crime and punishment translated from the italian with a commentary attributed to M. De Voltaire, translated from the french.

      Bell & Murray, for W. Gordon and W. Creech. 1778 - Edimbourgh, Bell & Murray, for W. Gordon and W. Creech, 1778. In 12 de 191pp. (dont IX pages numérotées en chiffre romain et [1 b. n. ch.]), reliure en demi basane marron postérieure récente, plats en toile marron, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge surlignée et soulignée de doubles filets dorés, nom de l'auteur doré au centre du dos, date dorée au pied du dos, page de garde vert pistache, ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire dans l'angle supérieur externe de la page de titre, papier naturellement bruni, mouillure dans l'angle inférieur externe des derniers feuillets avec de très légers petits manque de papier à la marge latérale, bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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        Basso Rilievo, il qual'e scolpito sulla Circonferenza del seguente Vaso antico di Marmo, esistenta in Roma nel Palazzo della Villa Medici sul Monte Pincio

      Kupferstich von Francesco Piranesi aus Giovanni Battista Piranesi "Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi ..." 1778. 44.5x70 cm. - Wilton-Ely 940 - Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte. Das Basrelief zeigt Iphigenie zu Füßen einer Statue der Göttin Diana, rechts und links von ihr sieben Figuren u. a. Achilles und Agamemnon, über und unter den Figuren Rankenbordüren. Unten italienische Beschreibung in drei fünfzeiligen Spalten.

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        De ruderibus laconici caldariique Romani et nonnullis aliis monumentis in solo budensi.

      Typis Regia Universiitatis., Budae 1778 - First edition. Quarto. [A2-3, 233]. Vignettes on initial pages of Parts I & II, 3 folding engraved plates inserted at rear, decorative tailpieces & intital letters. Binding quarter calf, four raised bands, marbled boards. Stamp on title page and p.119, ink notations on title page, foot of pages 186-189 and head of first folding plate. Small, neat repair to an old worm hole at foot of pp 100-125. Pages crisp, minor damp staining not affecting text. A decent and pleasing copy. Rare. Stephen Schönvisner [1738 - 1818], Hungarian Jesuit and Theologian, Archeology professor at the Royal University of Budapest, discoverer of the Roman city of Aquincum. 'De ruderibus laconici caldariique Romani.' is a archeological work on the excavations of a Roman Bathhouse. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Voyage Forcé, ou Manière de tirer avantage des circonstances ; Tiré des Mémoires d’un homme de Lettres, qui a fait un long séjour en Angleterre, et en a observé les mœurs et les usages.

      A Londres (i.e. Lille), 1778. - in-12. 2ff. IV. 190pp. Demi-veau (Reliure ancienne, dos refait et gardes renouvelées). Edition Originale rare, imprimée à Lille sous la fausse adresse de Londres, de cette intéressante évocation de l'Angleterre, peut-être autobiographique. Suite à un duel ayant mal tourné, le narrateur exilé à Lille, puis à Londres écrit des lettres à sa maîtresse dans lesquelles il relate son périple. On y trouve la description des principaux quartiers de Londres et de ses environs, avec un tableau des mœurs de la société anglaise et de ses symboles: les clubs, la Banque et la Bourse, la marine, la chasse au renard, l'Hôpital de Greenwich et son méridien, etc. 1 seul exemplaire au N.U.C. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

      London:: Printed for the author and sold by J. Walter at Charing-cross and S. Crowder in Pater-noster Row.,, 1778.. First edition. Hardcover. Closed tear top of page 298, faint stain to page 250, still an unusually fine copy, very clean with virtually no foxing present.. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., [20], xvi, [17]-543, [1] directions to binder, 2 engraved folding maps & 4 engraved plates. 19th century gilt stamped full calf with raised bands at spine.. Carver's book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second London edition followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a contintental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the south (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage and serves as a continental divide. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps.& & "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution...[and] stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." (Howes C215) Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of the 1797 edition. (Sabin 11184; Streeter III 1772)

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        COMMENTARIA IN JUS ECCLESIASTICUM UNIVERSUM

      - Venettis, Typ. Petri Valvasensis, 1778,4 tomos encuad. en 2 volúmenes en 4º mayor pergamino, 1011 págs. Falta la última página del índice del tomo 4º CANONICO

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        Vénerie Normande Ou L'école De La Chasse Aux Chiens Courants Pour le Lièvre, le Chevreuil, le Cerf, le Daim, le Sanglier, le Loup, le Renard & la Loutre.

      A Rouen, chez Laurent Dumesnil 1778 - Deuxième édition, in-8 de XVI-(526 pp. ch., (le feuillet 447-448 qui est blanc, manque comme souvent). Reliure postérieure dans les tons chamois marbrés en cartonnage épais, dos lisse. Les 2 premières pages dont celle du titre sont non reliées et reproduites. Planches gravées sur bois, 17 dépliantes,(la 3 éme gravure est renforcée et la 4 éme reproduite) et gravures dans le texte. Tons de chasse accompagnés pour chacun d’une explication sur l’occasion et les circonstances où ils doivent être sonnés. Aussi, un traité des maladies des chiens et des remèdes qui leur sont propres, un traité sur le droit de suite et un dictionnaire des termes de chasse. Traces de mouillure sur les 6 ff. de la préface. Ouvrage d’érudit très détaillé et complet. Exemplaire sain, exempt de rousseur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
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        "Abrege de l'histoire de la Hollande et des Provinces-Unies, depuis les tems les plus anciens jusqu'a nos jours - [Complete in 4 volumes]"

      "A Leide : Chez Jacques Murray, libraire" "A Leide : Chez Jacques Murray, libraire", 1778. 1st Edition. "Physical description; 4 v ; 21 cm ; 8vo. Notes; Paged continuously; v.1: 2p.l.,xxi,[3],308p.; v.2: 2p.l.,[307]-698p.; v.3: 2p.l.,[701]-1062p.; v.4: p.l.,[1063]-1383,[5]p. Subjects; Netherlands - History. Language; French. Half-titles. Publisher's device to the title, head and tail pieces, printed marginal notes. " "Provenance; from the Foreign Office Library with their armorial motif in gilt to each of the panels. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with contrasting gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong."

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Art of Painting in all its Branches, Methodically demonstrated by Discourses and Plates, and exemplified by Remarks on the Paintings Of the best Masters: And their Perfections and Oversights laid open. Translated by Frederick Fritsch, Painter.

      London, S. Vandenbergh et al., 1778. 4to. Recent boards made of vellum imitated paper. Engraved frontispiece. (20),504 pp. and 71 fine engraved plates + 7 lithographed plates from another work, illustrationg the themes of the chapters. Titlepage in red a. black. A few brownspots and some scattered offsettings from the plates. Printed on good paper.. Second English edition of this highly estimated work which is a translation of the original work in Dutch "De Groot Schilderbook" from 1712. Lairesse was a Dutch painter and theorist and the foremost representative of Classicism in Holland. His work was highly influential on the 18th century painters like Jacob de Wit and Jan van Mieris. Rembrandt painted him around 1665. In 1874 Robert Browning wrote on the fly-leaf of his copy of his first edition of the English translation: "I read this book more often and with greater delight when I was a child than any other; and still remember the main of it most gratefully for the good I seem to have got from the prints and wonderful text." - Brunet III:775 (Dutch edition)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British Conchology; containing The description and other Particulars of Natural History of the Shells of Great Britain and Ireland.

      Subject: (Malacologia). London, 1778. In-4 p.pelle originale, dorso rifatto nuovo, pp. XII-254-VII + 17 tav. colorate a mano inc. rame f.t. Testo bilingue inglese/francese.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Joseph ein Maroccaner, ist von Frhrn Mittrovsky gefangen und zu Siracusa 1698 getaufet worden. Er hat von 1728 bis zu sein Absterben 1777 der gräfl. Novohr. Kollovralischen Famille 49 Jahr gedienet". Bildnis des Sklaven im alter in Halbfigur nach halblinks. Kupferstich von Jos. Schmied nach F. Pecher.,

      Ohne Verleger, ca. 1778. - Format (Platte): 286 x 187 mm. Blattgröße: 332 x 227 mm. *Frühe und äußerst seltene Darstellung eines sogenannten Negersklaven in Mitteleuopa. Die Legende am Unterrand beschreibt die damalige Einstellung, er wurde quasi als eine Jagdbeute wie ein Tier "gefangen" genommen, dann aber doch als 'Christ' getauft. In den fast 50 Jahren seiner Dienerschaft als Sklave bei der böhmischen Adelfamilie der Freiherrn Mittrowski scheint er doch zumindest so viel soviel Achtung oder Wertschätzung erworben zu haben, dass man zu seiner Erinnerung ein Porträt mit der obigen Erinnerungsinschrift von ihm anfertigen ließ, was für die damalige Zeit höchst ungewöhnlich war. Äußerst selten, vermutlich nur für die Familie Mittrowski in wenigen Exemplaren gedruckt. - Ränder etwas angestaubt, sonst ordentlich erhalten Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 800

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Miscellaneous Observations Relating to Education.

      Printed by R Cruttwell for J Johnson., London. 1778 - xxv[errata] + 334pp + [4] pp 'Catalogue of Books'. No half title. Small loss to margin of pp23/4, no loss of text. Scattered foxing. Very tight. Very good hardback in recent half calf with marbled boards and new eps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (ABA,PBFA )]
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        A Tour in Wales MDCCLXX (III) With the Moses Griffith Supplemental Plates

      London: Henry Hughes, 1778 2 volumes in contemporary cal, decorative gilt edge tooling, with gilt floral corners, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines have been relaid at some stage, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red leather labels. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to board edges, marbled endpapers, text block edges in gilt, engraved title pages, some light off-setting to plates, and minimal light browning to some edges. Vol 1, ink name to fep (R Ward?), eng tp, [1], (ii-vi), [2], [1], 2-455, [1] errata, [8] index, [2] adverts, 1 woodcut and 26 (of 26, includes 2 portrait and 11 folding). Vol 2, engraved title page dated 1781 (Journey to Snowdon), with the vignette of Rudland, (ii), [2], [1], 2-183 pp. [1], 184-487 pp, [8] index, [1], 186-197 pp corrections, 26 plates (includes 2 portraits and 1 folding), 4 illustrations, lacks the 2nd tp Tour In Wales 1784 with the Shopherd vignette, as is often the case when the 3 tours are bound into 2 vols, small marginal paper tear P220, with the usual pagination errors 137/173 etc. A nice set, in contemporary bindings! The tour in Wales actually took place in 1773, MDCLXX was corrected by hand to MDCLXXIII on a number of copies - this included. Better described as 2 volumes in 3 parts as the tour was completed over 3 different trips, Vol 1 is part 1, Volume 2 being part 2 & 3. (ESTC T133752. Allibone 1553. Lowndes 1823) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, who in addition to his tour of Scotland, undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778–83). ODNB.

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        CATALOGO DE LOS OBISPOS DE CORDOBA, Y BREVE NOTICIA HISTORICA DE SU IGLESIA CATEDRAL, Y OBISPADO

      Juan Rodriguez De La Torre, Cordoba 1778 - 2 tomos. 1º Portadilla, portada, 4 h, y 443 págs más 6 págs. 2º portadilla y portada, siguiendo la numeracion de paginas del primer tomo, osea de la página 444 a la 832, más indice de 3 h, gran papel. ( Salvá. 2964. No Palau ). Libro magníficamente impreso. Según D. José María Valdenebro y Cisneros, en su obra "La Imprenta en Córdoba", nos dice: Juan Rodríguez de la Torre. Desde 1767 su nombre aparece solo, quizá porque habría muerto su padre (D. Diego Rodriguez). Conservó de Regente de la Imprenta a Serrano Cavallero, pero a partir de 1768 firma las impresiones solo Juan Rodríguez. Siguiendo el ejemplo de los impresores madrileños de aquella época, renovó el utillaje de su imprenta, compro tipos claros y de hermosa forma, adquirió buenos papeles, puso mucho esmero en la corrección de las pruebas y llegó a producir libros como el "CATALOGO DE LOS OBISPOS DE CORDOBA" que no cede en nada a las mejores impresiones del gran Joaquín Ibarra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONVERSACIONES INSTRUCTIVAS EN QUE SE TRATA DE FOMENTAR LA AGRICULTURA POR MÉDIO DEL RIEGO DE LAS TIERRAS;

      - Y quienes igualmente se expresan los médios de hallar y aprovechar las aguas, de abrir Canales, y construir las mas simples Máquinas Hidráulicas, para el logro de tan importante beneficio, y utilidad pública. VAN ILUSTRADAS COM PLANOS, Y diseños de Agricultura, Hidráulica, Mecânica, y Arquitectura Civil contenidas en la Obra. MADRID. En la Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha: año de 1778. In 8.º de 20x14 cm. Com [viii], 8, CCV, [iv] pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho. Ilustrado com frontispício gravado e 4 gravuras desdobráveis. Palau 1990, VII 176. Location/localizacao: 3-A4-C-16

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        Neue und deutliche Anleitung zur practischen Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst, worinnen auf eine leichte Art gewiesen wird, wie so wohl reguläre als irreguläre oder abweichende Sonnen-Uhren, ... ganz richtig zu verzeichnen seyn. Mit einer Zugabe von etlichen universalen Uhren: und einem Unterrichte, wie grosse Sonnen-Uhren in Fresco zu mahlen seyn. Neue Auflage

      Nürnberg, Weigel 1778. 22 cm. (14), 197, (11) Seiten mit Frontispiz (dieses als Faksimile auf altem Papier) und 42 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Engelmann, Mechan. 350 - Poggendorff II, 853 (vgl.) - Tardy 227 (vgl.) - Unveränderte Ausgabe mit neuem Titelblatt der Erstausgabe von 1726. Das Werk des Architekten aus Nürnberg enthält: Über die Gnomonic überhaupt; Von dem Fundament der Sonnen-Uhren; Die Parallelos der himmlischen Zeichen, durch ein mechanisches Analemma zu machen; Eine Mitternächtige Vertical-Uhr; Eine Universale Horizontal-Uhr, mit Elliptischen Stunden-Linien zu zeichnen usw. Rücken oben kaum sichtbar restauriert, Rückenschild fast zur Hälfte abgeblättert, S. 131 rechte Ecke unten weisser Rand restauriert, durchgehend meist nur am äußeren Papierrand schwach wasserrandig -

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        De l'origine des loix, des arts et des sciences, et de leurs progrès chez les anciens peuples.

      Knapen,, A Paris, 1778 - Sei volumi di cm. 17, pp. 2.500 ca. complessive. Testate, finalini xilografici, tre grandi tabelle cronologiche e 9 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Elegante legatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello. Tagli rossi. Eccellente stato di conservazione. Opera scritta da Goguet con l'ausilio dell'inseparabile amico Fugère ed apparsa in edizione originale nel 1758. La trattazione prende in esame il tempo che intercorre tra il principio delle società fino al regno di Ciro. La suddivisione delle materie è in tre parti e ciascuna parte in sei libri che trattano separatamente del governo, delle arti e mestieri, delle scienze, del commercio e della navigazione, dell'arte militare e per ultimo degli usi e dei costumi. Con capitoli monografici su: origine delle leggi e dei governi, agricoltura (arte di fare il pane e l'olio, delle bevande, ecc.), l'origine del disegno dell'oreficeria e dell'incisione, medicina e farmacia antica, astronomia, geografia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dzisieyszego krola szwedzkiego w roku 1772. Utworzona z przydatkiem formy nowego rzadu, y pism zciagaiacych sie do tey odmiany.

      Przez xiedza Michellessi napisana. A z Francuzkiego na oyczysty iezyk przelozona. Warszawa, w Drukarni J. K. Mci y Rzplitey, 1778. 8:o. (2 blanka,6),261,(3) s. Rött hfrbd med ngt blekt rikt guldornerad rygg och upphöjda bind (Hedberg). Övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade. Titelbladet med pappersförtunningar och minimal lagning efter försök till stämpelborttagning i äldre tid. Svaga fuktränder mot slutet. Med Fredrik Vult von Steijerns förgyllda pärmexlibris.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 3511

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        Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale contenant Partie du Nouveau Jersey, la Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Meridionale et la Georgie

      Paris, 1778. unbound. very good(+). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 22.75" x 33.75". Beautiful and rare Revolutionary era map of the East Coast from southern New Jersey to northern Florida. Shows place names, churches, major routes, waterways and coastal depths. Features decorative rhumb lines and exquisite treatment of topographical and geographical elements. Published in the French sea atlas "Neptune Americo-Septentrionale" just as the French were being drawn into the Revolutionary War. Wormholes to margins, light scattered foxing and an abrasion to upper margin.

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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 por un Indio, y un Español.

      Mexico En la nueva Imprenta Matritense de D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros 1778 - An Important and Rare Work on the Early History of the Mexicans GRANADOS Y GALVEZ, Joseph Joaquin. 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 por un Indio, y un Español.Mexico: En la nueva Imprenta Matritense de D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1778. First edition. Small quarto. [72], 540 pp. Engraved arms at head of dedication and three engraved plates. Contemporary vellum with leather loop and toggle fastening. Spine lettered in manuscript. Some light foxing and occasional thumb-soiling, worm track on leaves Nn2-Rr1 (pp. 215-246), affecting a few words, two of the plates shaved a little close at fore-edge, without front and rear fly leafs. A very good copy of this rare and important work. "This interesting history of ancient Mexico, written in the form of a dialogue between an Indian and a Spaniard, and divided into seventeen ?Nights,? is very little known in Europe, and is very rare in Mexico. The author held several important offices in the latter country, among which was the superintendence of the Missions among the Mexican Indians.On pp. 90 to 94, will be found a fragment of Aztec poetry, written by a poet of the euphonious name of Notzahualcoyotl, and translated into Spanish by the author. One of the most curious subjects treated in this work, is that of the Mexican Calendar with the names of the days in Mexican and in Spanish" (Field). Field 620. Palau 108426. Sabin 28255. HBS 66567. $4,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Annual Register. Or, A View of the History, Politicks, and Literature. For the Year 1777

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall Mall [1778]., 1778. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary full calf with gilt border to covers, twin red and green title labels (nineteenth century respine), combed marble endpapers. Internally clean. Some general scuffing to binding. Very good. The twentieth volume of the series; a most important year. The idea of this annual was that of Edmund Burke, one of the major British Statesmen of the late 18th century. The Register was the most important factual magazine of its time, giving in-depth coverage of political and social events, plus reviews of important literary publications, and is today an invaluable account of American history of the time. This volume includes, within the 'History' section, 'Retrospective view of American Affairs in the year 1776', plus detailed accounts of key episodes within the War of Independence including 'State of the American Force', 'General Lee Taken', 'Critical State of Pennsylvania' Washington attacks Col.Mawhood near Princetown, 'Americans over-run thew Jerseys', British forces keep Brunswick and Amboy'., and 'Indian War'.The 'Chronicle' section reprints correspondence between Lord Howe and Dr.Franklin and the 'State Papers' includes John Hancock's 'American Oath of Allegiance'. Among the literary and scientific articles are 'Extracts from the Life of David Hume', 'Account of the Savage Tribes of America' (Robertson), Extracts from Cook's Voyage including the existence of a southern continent, and an account of poisonous fish in the South Seas, extracts from Evelyn's Sylva, 'On the Origin of the Name of Old Nick', Poems by Dr.Johnson, Garrick and Sheridan, plus book reviews of Robertson's History of America, and Capt. Cook's Voyage to the South Pole.

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        VARIETES LITTERAIRES, POUR SERVIR DE SUITE AUX MELANGES HISTORIQUES, CRITIQUES, DE PHYSIQUE, DE LITTERATURE ET DE POESIE. PAR M. LE MARQUIS D'ORBESSAN, PRESIDENT A MORTIER DU PARLEMENT DE TOULOUSE. PARTIE PREMIERE (ET PARTIE SECONDE) CONTENANT CE QUI A TRAIT A L'HISTOIRE ET AUX ANTIQUITES.

      CHEZ JEAN-PIERRE DUPRAT. 1778 - 2 PARTIES EN 2 VOLUMES IN-8 (13 X 19,5 X 8 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + V + 555 + (2) ET (2) + 353 + (11) + 210 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, FILET DORE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES ROUGES. ILLUSTRE DE BANDEAUX ET CULS DE LAMPE, AINSI QUE DE 7 FIGURES HORS TEXTE, GRAVES SUR BOIS, DONT 2 CURIEUSES FIGURES D'UN PRIAPE ANTIQUE. EDITION ORIGINALE PEU COURANTE. CONTIENTÊ: - VIE DE TITUS. - MEMOIRE SUR LE DOMAINE ANTIQUE DES PISANS DANS LA CORSE. - DISSERTATIONS SUR L'ORIGINE DES POSTES. - CONSIDERATIONS SUR L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE. - ESSAI SUR L'ORIGINE DES PARLEMENS DE FRANCE. - MEMOIRE SUR UNE IDOLE EGYPTIENNE, TROUVEE A MONTANS (TARN). - DISSERTATION SUR UNE FIGURE DE L'AMOUR TROUVEE A EAUZE (GERS). - DISSERTATION SUR UN PRIAPE ANTIQUE, TROUVE A SAINT-BERTRAND-DE-COMMINGES. - NOTICE D'UN AUTEL DEDIE AUX MONTAGNES, TROUVE A BEAUDAN, PRES DE BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE. - ECLAIRCISSEMENS D'UN PASSAGE DE SUETONE. - ECLAIRCISSEMENS SUR AUZONE. - DISSERTATION SUR ANGE POLITIEN. - ECLAIRCISSEMENT SUR UNE PIECE DE VERS LATINS. - DISSERTATION SUR LA PHILYRE DES ANCIENS. -TRADUCTION EN VERS DE L'ODE 17, LIV. I D'HORACE. - MEMOIRE SUR LOUIS BARON, POETE, NE A POULOUVRIN DANS LE COMTE D'ASTARAC EN 1612. - ESSAI SUR LES TERREURS PANIQUES. - MEMOIRE SUR L'AUTEL DE MINERVE, TROUVE A ST GUIRAUD, COMTE D'ASTARAC. - IMITATION EN VERS DE L'ODE 17 D'HORACE. - ODE AU DESESPOIR, TRADUITE DE L'ANGLOIS. - DISCOURS AU PARLEMENT DE TOULOUSE EN 1748, 1755 ET 1766. - DE LA SAGESSE. - ESSAI DE TRADUCTION NOUVELLE DES GEORGIQUES DE VIRGILE. LES (11) + 210 PAGES EN FIN DU SECOND VOLUME CONTIENNENT UN MEMOIRE DE : PEGUILLET (EDME. + 1786). DISSERTATION PHYSIQUE SUR LES PRINCIPES DE LA VEGETATION ET DE L'AGRICULTURE. QUELQUES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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