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        The Gentle Shepherd, A Pastoral Comedy.

      Royal 4to., in contemporary full mottled calf, boards with elaborate gilt panels with corner tools, rebacked preserving original rich gilt spine, contrasting red leather label, all edges gilt. Aquatint portrait frontispiece and 12 aquatint plates engraved by David Allan, pp.18 of engraved music at rear. Corners rubbed, a little light browning to margins of plates, neat ink name dated 1848, generally a very good crisp copy. "Ramsay's play, The Gentle Shepherd first published in 1725, enjoyed massive success both in his lifetime and for several years after his death. This Scots pastoral drama is an entirely original creation, which develops the pastoral genre and fixes it within a Scottish context. Although the play belongs to the sentimental age, its value remains to this day: Ramsay presents his audience with skilful sections of lyric and song, and daringly attempts to revive the Scottish theatrical tradition under the strict codes of Calvinism. The Gentle Shepherd helps make possible John Home's Douglas, Fergusson's Scots pastorals and much of Burns's work." The Foulis Press first published The Gentle Shepherd in 1743, and they printed it again in 1745, 1747, 1750, and 1752, before issuing this handsomely printed and illustrated edition in 1788. David Allan who illustrated this edition was sometimes called the "Scottish Hogarth"

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        Oeuvres complettes

      Chez la veuve Duchesne. First Edition collective. A portrait frontispiece and two engravings by Marillier the second volume (one of these prints often lack). False titles and titles in red and black.Full sheepskin slightly later blonde. Smooth spine decorated with boxes and wheels. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco with wheels. Some corners bumped. A thin tear head of Volume I. Fine copy.The posthumous edition, two years after the death of the author, is distributed as follows: Volume I and II: Theatre and letters Turkey; Volume III, IV, and V: Historical Essays on Paris; Volume VI: History of the Order of the Holy Spirit (which Saint-Foix was appointed historian in 1764). It does not forget the character was St. Foix, who served up to 36 years in the Musketeers in search of literary fame with its twenty rooms, with a rough and quarrelsome spirit. His two historical books are naturally important and significant. Paris trials are not a history of the capital, but an attempt to keep as close, through history the spirit of a people. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez la veuve Duchesne à Paris 1778 in-8 (9,5x17,5cm) (2) xvj, (20) 504 pp. et (25) 527 pp. et (1) 455 pp.et (1) 432 pp.et (2) 444 pp.et (1)480 pp. 6 volumes reliés

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        Miscellaneous Observations relating to Education. More especially, as it respects the conduct of the mind. To which is added, An essay on a course of liberal education for civil and active life.

      Bath: printed by R. Cruttwell for J. Johnson. 1778 xxv, [1] errata, [2] ads, 334, [2]pp ads, half title. 8vo. Contemp. Occasional sl. damp marking, some long & shorthand contemp. annotations. 8vo. Attractively rebound in quarter calf, raised bands, red morocco label, vellum tips. Ownership signature of Rich'd Watson on title. Later inscription on verso of half title: 'Francis Osborne. Presented to me by Dr. Williams' Library London because I gave them some tracts dealing with non-conformists in Devon'.ESTC T39424. First Edition. Advocating the early introduction of science to students. Richard Watson, 1737-1816, was a friend of Priestley; like Priestley, Watson was both a scientist - he was made professor of chemistry at Cambridge University in 1764 - and theologian - he became Bishop of Llandaff in 1782. Dr. Williams' Library is situated at 14 Gordon Square, London. It is considered the pre-eminent research library of English Protestant non-conformity.

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        Premier [-dix-huitième] cahier de fragmens et de principes de desseins de tous les genres, dessinés d'une maniere nouvelle et facile pour les éleves.

      Paris, Bonnet, 1778. ____ Seule édition. Belle série, complète, de 72 gravures sur cuivre tirées à la sanguine. Il est rare de trouver les 18 cahiers publiés ensembles. Jean-Baptiste Huet (1745-1811) était peintre et ornementiste. Il a peint des scènes pastorales et légères, dans le goût de François Boucher Il collabora à la décoration de Versailles et dessina des cartons de tentures pour les manufactures de Beauvais et des Gobelins. Ces planches, gravées et éditées par Louis-Marin Bonnet, sont adressées aux "amateurs honoraires de l'Académie de peinture et sculpture". On trouve au pied de plusieurs gravures des légendes, avec des conseils pour copier ces planches. Provenance : Ex-libris d'Edmond Foulc (1826-1916) grand collectionneur de livres et d'estampes d'architecture et d'ornement. Bel exemplaire.***** Sole edition. Complete set of 72 etching, printed in red with red wash. It is rare to find the 18 issues together. Jean-Baptiste Huet (1745-1811) was a painter of pastoral scene, in the François Boucher style and a designer. In-folio. Collation : 72 planches h.-t. Maroquin rouge, dos orné, tranches dorées. (Reliure du XIXe, signée Thierry, Successeur de Petit-Simier.).

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         Planche à tracer de la cérémonie de l'inauguration de la loge de St. Jean, Régulièrement constituée à l'Orient de Dijon sous le titre distinctif des Arts Réunis Sous St. Luc

      Dijon, (1778), plaq. pet. in 8°, de 24pp., en-tête avec blason de la loge gravé, broché époque, titre à la plume au 1er plat, signatures, cachet de cire et timbre monogrammé in fine. Bel exemplaire d'envoi officiel avec les signatures. Réinstallation officielle par le G.O. en 1778, d'une Loge constituée en 1772. L'ouvrage se termine par le "Tableau des FF. qui composent la Loge" avec les noms et métiers, et l'on constate qu'il s'agit surtout d'une loge d'artisans (ébénistes, tourneurs, vitriers, sculpteurs, menuisiers, architectes, potiers, peintres). On y trouve en tête les frères Nogaret, fondateurs. Mention manuscrite sur la couverture : "Dijon, installation de la L. des arts réunis sous St. Luc à l'O. de Dijon. Registrée N°3381 le 23 Novembre 1778. Renvoyée à la Che. des Provinces", avec signatures : Chabouillé et Tassin. In fine, sceau de cire rouge et timbre de la loge, suivis de la mention autographe "Scellé et approuvé par Nous garde des Sceaux", avec signature : Toppin. ¶ Le Bihan Loges et Chap. de la G.L. et du G.O. p.75 "... La loge fut installée le 4 mai 1778... Elle fit partie des loges en unité avec la Mère Loge du Rite Ecossais Philosophique."

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        Reis naar de Zuidpool en rondom de weereld: gedaan, op bevel van zijne Brittannische Majesteit, met de schepen de Resolution en de Adventure in de jaren 1772, 1773, 1774 en 1775; en beschreven, door James Cook, Bevelhebber van het Schip de Resolution, waarbij gevoegt is Kaptein Furneaux's verslag van deszelfs Reize met het Schip de Adventure...

      Rotterdam: A. Bothall, D. Vis & P. Holsteyn, 1778. Small quarto, with a frontispiece (men in boats getting ice in the Antarctic); contemporary quarter calf and sprinkled boards, with large margins. The first Dutch edition of Cook's second voyage. This is a scarce edition: Beddie records only the Mitchell Library's copy. The National Library of Australia holds the second edition. Stained inside lower cover and the spine rather rubbed but a decent copy.

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         Histoire de la fondation des colonies des anciennes Républiques adaptée à la dispute présente de la Grande Bretagne avec ses Colonies américaines. Traduite de l'anglais. A la quelle on a ajouté Trois lettres intéressantes sur la même dispute & les articles de l'Union d'Utrecht comparés aux articles de l'Union des colonies de l'Amérique Septentrionale.

      à Utrecht, Chez J. van Schoonhoven & Comp, 1778, in 8°, de 4ff. 248pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, bon exemplaire. Edition originale de la traduction française d'Antoine M. Cerisier, publiciste rédacteur de la Gazette de Leyde, député sous la Révolution. Barron éclaire ici la genèse de la guerre d'indépendance américaine par l'histoire des mesures prises par les peuples colonisateurs de l'Antiquité, justifiant ainsi les taxes imposées par l'Angleterre. La position de Barron est éminemment pro-anglaise, alors que l'édition française de Cerisier est elle destinée à attirer l'attention des hollandais sur les dangers d'une alliance avec les français dans le soutien des révoltés américains. Les lettres de Cerisier "sur la guerre présente" donnent plusieurs hypothèses sur son issue : soumission de toute l'Amérique aux Anglais, guerre interminable, ou accommodement à l'amiable, en conclusion "La Grande-Bretagne risque de perdre sa puissance en perdant ses colonies", ce qui serait dommageable à la France. Son correspondant, Joseph Mandrillon, pense opportun de prendre la cause des Américains. L'appendice (qui n'existe que dans la version française) compare l'Union d'Utrecht en 1579 fédérant les provinces de la Hollande à celle des Etats-Unis d'Amérique naissants. Le recueil contient aussi des lettres de Benjamin Franklin. ¶ Leclerc 908 - Sabin III, 11701 (Cerisier) - Adams controversy 77.18b - Stevens Rare Americana 104 - Howes B182 - Cioranescu I, 16456 (traduction supposée) - Chadenat n°824 "...très curieux pour l'histoire de l'indépendance américaine.."

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         L'art du peintre, doreur, vernisseur ouvrage utile aux artistes... Nouvelle édition revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée.

      à Liège, chez D. de Boubers, 1778, pet. in 8°, de XXVII-356 pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, bon exemplaire. 4e édition augmentée de ce traité parut pour la première fois en 1772. L'auteur était marchand de couleurs à Paris. Il contient non seulement les manières de dorer et vernir au XVIIIe siècle, mais aussi les compositions des vernis et des laques. On trouve in fine : un "Mémoire sur le vernis de la Chine" par le Père d'Incarville, et deux suppléments avec un dictionnaire des mots techniques et un détail des principales marchandises et autres objets relatifs aux trois arts traités dans l'ouvrage. ¶ Quérard Fr. litt. X. 491

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

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

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        Santa Costanza, interior; H37

      III/VI (Rome III) Giovanni Battista PIRANESI (1720 - 1778). Santa Costanza, interior; H37 Original etching from Vedute di Roma, Rome pre-1778; III/VI. 415 x 555 mm. £1245

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        Dictionnaire de chymie, contenant la théorie et la pratique de cette science, son application à la physique, à l'histoire naturelle, à la médecine, & aux arts dépendans de la Chymie

      1778 - 4 voulmes, XXXVII-580 + Paris, chez P. Fr. Didot jeune, 1778, in-12, 4 voulmes, XXXVII-580 + [2]-654-[2] + [2]-520 + [4]-776 pages, veau havane, dos lisses et filetés, Seconde édition imprimée par Didot. Oeuvre maîtresse de Macquer, ce dictionnaire est l'un des tout premiers ayant pour objet la chimie. Il a paru pour la première fois en deux volumes en 1766 et a connu de nombreuses réimpressions, : Didot en donne une première en 1777, puis celle-ci en 1778. Pierre Joseph Macquer (1718-84) fut professeur de chimie et de pharmacie au Jardin des plantes de Paris. Après avoir publié des Eléments de chimie et encouragé par d'autres scientifiques, il décida de publier un dictionnaire de cette discipline qui n'avait jamais été abordée de manière alphabétique jusqu'alors. Cette forme lui permet en outre de développer un certain nombre de sujets qui ne trouvaient pas leur place dans un traité classique. Tampon annulé de la bibliothèque de la faculté catholique de Paris. Reliures usées mais fonctionnelles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rudimenta linguae coptae sive aegyptiacae ad usum collegii urbani de propaganda fide.

      Rome, Sacrae congregationis, 1778. ____ Première édition. Rare méthode de langue copte avec alphabet, prononciation, grammaire et traductions en arabe et en latin. Brunet 4, 1449. ***** First edition. "Born into an Orthodox Coptic family in Egypt, as a young adult Tuki converted to Roman Catholicism.Tuki's greatest contribution to Coptic scholarship lies in his many editions and studies of the Coptic liturgy and the Coptic bible , which remain important scholarly tools today. He also wrote a Coptic--Arabic grammar, Rudimenta linguae coptae sive aegyptiacae (Rome, 1778) which introduced Roman Catholic scholars to the Coptic language." In-4. [239 x 173 mm] Collation : VII, 675, (1) pp. Cartonnage toilé rouge. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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        Geschlechts-Reihe der uralten Reichsständischen Häuser Isenburg, Wied und Runkel: samt einer Nachricht von derselben sowohl ehmaligen als noch heutigen Länderbesitzungen und der . Erbfolge-Ordnung aus archivalischen Urkunden und glaubwürdigen Geschichtsschreibern.

      Mannheim, o.Dr., 1778. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. Folio. 11 nn. Bl., 344 S.; 12 nn. Bl., 368 S., 17 nn. Bl., mit 5 Kupfertafeln und 17 Stammtafeln. Ohne die Karte. Schlichter Pappband der Zeit, (berieben, oberes Kapital eingerissen, Ecken gestaucht). Zweite Ausgabe. - erschien erstmals 1775 unter dem Titel "Geschlechts-Register" - Vgl. Demandt I, 334. - Umfassende genealogische Aufarbeitung der Häuser Isenburg und Wied, sowie deren Nebenlinien bis ins 18. Jahrhundert. - Teil 2 mit der Wiedergabe von Urkunden und Schriftstücken vom 12. bis 18. Jahrhundert. - Ohne die zweiteilige Karte. - Name von alter Hand auf Titel, stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript appointment for Georg Forster as Professor of Natural History at the Carolinum College of the University of Kassel.

      Kassel: 15 December, 1778. Single sheet, 315 x 200 mm., watermarked 'Pro Patria'. A significant original manuscript document relating to the career of Georg Forster, confirming his first major appointment in Germany, to the Collegium Carolinum in Kassel, where he quickly established himself as the leading Pacific expert of his day.A naturalist on the second voyage of James Cook to the Pacific (1772-1785), Forster was still a teenager when they sailed, serving as an assistant to his father Johann. The two Forsters are now chiefly remembered for the controversies on their return; Johann, by most accounts, was not the easiest man to get along with, and was soon embroiled in controversy surrounding the publication of the official account of the voyage. In 1778, struggling for money himself, Georg left England to seek a university posting for his father in Germany; when he left England in October he carried a wealth of material derived from their time in the Pacific, including native artefacts and ethnological drawings, abundant botanical specimens and bundles of manuscript notes. Although his father encountered difficulty in selling Pacific artefacts in London, Georg was able to interest German institutions including the University of Göttingen, where a significant collection of artefacts from the second voyage of Captain Cook remains to this day.Georg certainly made an impression in Germany, and it is not surprising that while seeking employment for his father in the court of Frederick II, Landgraf of Hessen-Kassel, that he was soon offered a position. This original document confirms George Forster's appointment to the post of Professor of Natural History with a salary of 450 talents per year, and is signed by Frederick II. Georg stayed in the post from 1778 to 1784, and here met his future wife Therese Heyne. With a remnant of wax seal at the left hand margin, a few folds, some browning and little spotting yet good condition overall.

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         Dictionnaire de chimie contenant la théorie et la pratique de cette science, son application à la physique, à l'histoire naturelle, à la médecine et aux arts dépendants de la chimie. Seconde édition, revue et considérablement augmentée.

      P., imp. de Monsieur, 1778, 2 vol. in 4°, de LII-687 pp. & 2ff.-856 pp., 2 belles en-têtes gravées l'une signée Cochin, pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, coiffes habillement restaurées et mouillures en marge sinon bon exemplaire. (ex-libris de l'époque Dr. Tanchard) Rare édition, la seule de format in 4°, de l'?uvre la plus importante de Macquer. Elle suit celle de Didot in 8° de 1778, mais les fautes ont été corrigées. C'est le premier dictionnaire de chimie théorique et générale. Toutefois il contient aussi un grand nombre de préceptes de la philosophie hermétique, des secrets, et recettes de médecine spagyrique qui le font rechercher des amateurs. ¶ Duveen: "By far the most important of Macquer's works..." (p.377) - Poggendorff II,8/9 - Ferguson II,60 - Bolton I,68 - Cole 871 - Cette édition manque à Duveen.

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         Mémoire sur la meilleure manière de construire les alambics et fourneaux propres à la distillation des vins pour en tirer les eaux-de-vie...

      Paris, chez P. Fr. Didot jeune, 1778, in 8°, de VIII-128pp., ill. d'un tableau se dépl. et de 3 planches gravées se dépl., broché époque couv. d'attente papier gris, bon exemplaire à toutes marges. Edition originale rare. Ce mémoire est le fruit de 30 années d'expérience dans le domaine de la distillation : Alambics ronds, en forme de baignoire, de 12 pieds de long, serpentins, fourneaux à bois et à charbon, congélation de l'eau, aéromètre ou pèse-liqueur, table et usage du pèse-liqueur. Rappelons que Baumé parvint à rendre les thermomètres comparables et qu'il est l'inventeur de l'aéromètre décrit dans ce mémoire. ¶ Ferguson I. 84 "One of the most distinguished chemist of France during the eighteenth century... Baumé's name is familiar in connection with his araeometer" - Pas dans Duveen .

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        Traité des eaux minérales de Chateldon, de celles de Vichy et Haute-Rive en Bourbonnois, avec le détail de leurs propriétés Médicinales & leur analyse

      First Edition. shagreen half wedge tobacco late nineteenth signed Krafft. Back to nerves elegantly decorated. Piece as black shagreen. Nets on the boards. Red slices. Date tail. Beautiful copy, perfectly prepared. After experiencing the benefits of mineral waters of Vichy itself, author, physician and resident at Vichy has been given to study and analyze the main sources of Vichy and reports in this Treaty, not hesitating to qualify waters Chateldon, the most medicinal waters in Europe. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez la veuve Faure et chez Didot à Moulins & à Paris 1778 in-12 (10x17,5cm) xxiv, 301pp. (3) relié

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        New Discoveries Concerning the World and its Inhabitants.

      London: J. Johnson, 1778. Octavo, with two folding plates and two folding maps; old quarter pebblegrain cloth and marbled boards. First edition of this early compendium of information about Australia, New Zealand and the South Seas. The accounts of Cook's first two voyages are assembled from a variety of sources, including Hawkesworth, Parkinson, Forster and Cook himself. This gives a good overall picture of the voyages, while the material on the second voyage in particular, published during Cook's absence on the third voyage and before any news of his death, is of a good early date.The various discoveries in the South Seas, and especially those of Cook, are put into a context of particular significance for Australia, by comparison with the voyages of Mendana, Quiros, Tasman, Le Maire, Schouten, Dampier, Roggeveen and others. One of the engravings bears more than a passing resemblance to the celebrated Dufour panorama, the printed French wallpaper which illustrates Cook's and others' discoveries; in the plate here, a marvellous composite of people, places and animals discovered in the South Seas, we see a "Kangaroo" and a "Woman of New Holland", as well as "A Canoe of O-Taheitee" which, defying climate, is separated from Endeavour only by 'A Floating Ice-Island, numbers of which were seen towards the Southern Frigid Zone'. The Tahitian Chief Mourner enters at right. Spine and edges rubbed but a good copy.

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        Voyage dans l'hémisphere austral, et autour du monde

      French Edition 8vo, published at the same time that an edition in-4, illustrated with 64 plates and maps (Plate 25 absent) including 12 maps, including the large map of the southern hemisphere, all drawn on strong paper. Translated by Jean-Baptiste Suard, which has added to the writings of Cook's relationship Tobias Furneaux and George Forster, and observations made during the second voyage of Cook on geography, natural history and moral philosophy by Johann Forster . The boards are the result of drawings made during the expedition by Mr. Hodges; boards landscapes and views, many are particularly successful.Half vellum rigid time with small corners. Smooth back. Parts as brown morocco decorated with friezes. The bindings do not wear piece volume number. Boards partly emerged, with stitching a little loose (the portrait and the first card no longer held by a seam). The format of the atlas is generally in-4, the plates were bent here. A pale yellow wetness on the title page of Volume V. Some slots in the folds of some boards. Good copy.The three circumnavigations made by Captain James Cook, 12 years of sea, leaving none and countless knowledge, not only in the map area, but also botanical, geographical legacy ... To complete the excellence of his travels, Cook was an assistant to many scientists, astronomer, botanist and painters. Although his huge discoveries are known for Oceania, it is the first to set foot in Australia and many islands, he went up to Kamchatka in order to discover the famous passage from the northwest, in Antarctica ... On his second trip, he wrote, he wants to go "... not only farther than any man has gone before me, but as far as I think possible for a man to go"The relationship of travel is completed tables trips, a Vocabularies of the language of the Society Islands, astronomical observations, and a Disboard on the health of seafarers. This edition is the second voyage of Cook completed 1772 to 1775 in the Southern Ocean; Cook's relationship begins with a trip to the South Pole. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Hôtel de Thou à Paris 1778 6 tomes en 3 Vol. fort in-8 (12x19,5cm) et un atlas fort in-8 (14x20cm) (4) LII 496 ; (4)-516pp. et (4) 500pp. ; (4)-500pp. et (4) 424pp. ; VIII-368 p relié

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        Les plus secrets mysteres des hauts grades de la Maçonnerie dévoilés, ou le vrai Rose-Croix, traduit de l'anglois; suivi du Noachite, traduit de l'allemand

      . First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece leaflet XXII small figures explained.Bound in full sheepskin marbled blonde time. Back smooth decorated. part of title in red morocco. head cap leveled. Corners bumped. Rubbed together.A Jerusalem 1778 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) xj (1bc.) 168pp. relié

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        Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de Saint Jean de Jerusalem, appelez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malte

      New editionBinders full mottled calf. back smooth decorated with two boxes to the grotesque, 2 florets and casters. parts of title in red morocco, and volume number in a medallion in red morocco. frieze framing on the boards. lower joint 3 open tome head; lack of Volume 4 in head and head of Volume 3 threadbare. Tail of Volume 6: cut and misses. Some scuffs on the boards. A notebook detached Volume 1. Most corners bumped. However, all pretty well decorated.Without doubt the most famous and the best work of the historian, on a subject of the most sought; This work was written at the request of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, eager to promote his chivalrous annals. Father Vertot met success with his first book, Madame de Sevigne and Bouhours flattered to his style, and this success everywhere never failed, thus the order of Jerusalem who sought his biographer called on him in his old age. The book was born in 1726 when the author was ill and declined. The work is by its imaginative and stylistic qualities, tempered by deeper research than in previous works of the author. Chez Claude Jacques Charles Durand à Paris 1778 in-12 (10x17,5cm) x (2) 518pp. et (4) 411pp. et (4) 460pp. et (4) 440pp. et (4) 430pp. et (4) 480pp. et 444pp. 7 volumes reliés

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        Grundriß der Königl. Residenzstädte Berlin 1778 .

      - Kupferstich v. G.W. Wolff n. C.L. Oesfeldt, 1778, 27 x 39 Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 177. - Oben rechts kleine Kartusche mit preuss. Adler. In der Kartusche Erklärung der Schraffierung, durch die die Stadtteile kenntlich gemacht worden sind. - Allseitig knapprandig u. montiert. Preis mit Rahmen, Silberleiste 47 x 57 cm.

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        Instructions for Officers of Excise in the Country.

      London: Printed in the year, 1778. [Bound with:] Instructions for Officers who survey Maltsters and Cider Dealers in the Country. [And:] Instructions for Officers of the Duties on Hides in the Country. [And;] Instructions for Officers Concerned in ascertaining the Duties on Candles in the Country. [And:] Instructions for Officers Concerned in ascertaining the Duties upon Sope in the Country. 5 works bound together in 1 octavo volume (218 x 135 mm). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, remains of paper label to spine, initial W. H. stamped in gilt on spine. Ownership inscription to the third title page Wm. H., Carlisle, Royal coat of arms printed on each title page; several tables included in the text, some engraved. Spine ends and corners worn, front free endpaper removed. First work lacks pages 7-8, second work with piece torn away from pages 17-18, with slight loss of text; occasional marking in pencil, a few pen trials to pastedowns; withal very good. A scarce series of publications for excise men and gaugers, all published in 1778, giving guidance and instruction on all matters involving the inspection of premises, calculation of duty payable, and how to maintain records. The production and distribution of these books of instruction appear to have begun in the early eighteenth century. As might be expected, the survival rate seems very small. Excise was first introduced in Great Britain in 1643, taking its example from Holland.

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        Instructions for Officers of Excise in the Country. [Bound with:] Instructions for Officers who survey Maltsters and Cider Dealers in the Country. [And:] Instructions for Officers of the Duties on Hides in the Country. [And;] Instructions for Officers Concerned in ascertaining the Duties on Candles in the Country. [And:] Instructions for Officers Concerned in ascertaining the Duties upon Sope in the Country.

      London: Printed in the year 1778 - 5 works bound together in 1 octavo volume (218 x 135 mm). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, remains of paper label to spine, initial W. H. stamped in gilt on spine. Spine ends and corners worn, front free endpaper removed. First work lacks pages 7-8, second work with piece torn away from pages 17-18, with slight loss of text; occasional marking in pencil, a few pen trials to pastedowns; withal very good. Ownership inscription to the third title page Wm. H., Carlisle, Royal coat of arms printed on each title page; several tables included in the text, some engraved. A scarce series of publications for excise men and gaugers, all published in 1778, giving guidance and instruction on all matters involving the inspection of premises, calculation of duty payable, and how to maintain records. The production and distribution of these books of instruction appear to have begun in the early eighteenth century. As might be expected, the survival rate seems very small. Excise was first introduced in Great Britain in 1643, taking its example from Holland. ESTC locates copies at the British Library, Duke University, and the University of California, Davis (items 2 & 5 only). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        RECUEIL DES LOIX CONSTITUTIVES DES COLONIES ANGLOISES, CONFÉDÉRÉES SOUS LA DÉNOMINATION D'ÉTATS-UNIS DE L'AMÉRIQUE-SEPTENTRIONALE. AUQUEL ON A JOINT LES ACTES...DU CONGRÈS GENERAL, TRADUIT DE L'ANGLOIS...

      En Suisse [i.e. Paris], 1778. [10],370pp. Half title. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Internally bright and crisp. Very good. The earliest collection of the constitutions of the constituent American states published in France, and the predecessor for the more generally known translation by the Duc de la Rochefoucauld of THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE SEVERAL INDEPENDENT STATES OF AMERICA (Philadelphia, 1781 and Paris, 1783). This work was compiled by Régnier and dedicated via a letter (printed herein) to Benjamin Franklin, who ordered the publication of the 1783 collection. Included also is an exceptionally early appearance in book form, in French, of the Declaration of Independence. An important early gathering. Interestingly, this title appears under two false imprints: the imprint "A Philadelphie" and "En Suisse," the latter of which the present copy bears. The practice of using false imprints during pre-Revolutionary France was a common one, and is evidence of the flexibility in the government's relationship with the printing press - often giving the government the safety net of official denial, should any objections be raised in the face of a controversial publication. Though published in Paris, Switzerland, a country popularly conceived of as a bastion of non-Monarchical and therefore liberal, even inclusively representative government, would have provided plausible support for the books' counterfeit origin. HOWES R111, "aa."

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        Versuch über die Märsche der Armeen, die Läger, Schlachten und den Operations-Plan; erläutert durch die Geschichte des vorigen Kriegs von Friedrich Wilhelm von Zanthier, Obristwachtmeister des ersten Regiments Porto in Königlich-Portugiesischen Diensten.

      Walther Dresden, 1778 - 168, 200, 138 S. 14 gefaltete Kupfer mit 22 Figuren und 2 Plänen im Anhang. Lederbezug an Kapitalen abgelöst, Einband und Bindung mit Wurmfraßspuren, kleiner Stempel auf Titelrückseite. Innen sonst frisch, ohne Stockflecken o.ä. Sehr guter Zustand *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Landschaft mit Felsen und Sträuchern.

      - Aquatinta-Radierung, 1778, in Schwarz, Mattgrün und Weiß gedruckt, nach Hans von Kulmbach (um 1480-um 1522). 25:17 cm. Mit mehreren schwarzen gestochenen Linien umrandet. Literatur: Nagler XIII, S. 263, Nr. 113. - Selten! Nach einer Schreinerlehre ging der Kupferstecher Johann Gottlieb Prestel nach Venedig, wo er Schüler von G. Nogari (1699-1763) wurde. 1767-1770 verbrachte er in Rom, um u.a. die Alten Meister zu studieren. 1770-1775 lebte er in Nürnberg, wo er 1772 seine Schülerin, die Kupferstecherin Maria Catharina Höhl (1747-1794) heiratete, mit der er gemeinsam eine Reproduktionswerkstatt betrieb, die zwar großen, aber weniger finanziellen Erfolg hatte. 1775 ging er auf Betreiben Johann Caspar Lavaters nach Zürich, um für diesen verschiedene Auftragsarbeiten auszuführen. 1782 zog er mit seiner Ehefrau gemeinsam nach Frankfurt am Main.

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        Veduta dell'Arco di Benevento nel Regno di Napoli

      1778. " - PRIMO STATO DI QUATTRO - Acquaforte e bulino, 1778 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ""doppio cerchio e giglio e lettere CB"", con pieni margini, lieve traccia della consueta piega centrale, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. La veduta dell'Arco di Traiano in Benevento è datata al 1778, anno della scomparsa del Piranesi. Il disegno fu realizzato durante il viaggio che lo condusse a Paestum. Le tirature coeve di questa lastra sono pertanto rarissime. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780." " - THE FIRST STATE OF FOUR - Etching and engraving, 1778, signed on plate at the lower left. Example from the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. The view of Benevento was made after the return from Paestum, 1778. So is one of the latest Piranesi's work and it's very rare to found it in the contemporary edition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Hind 135 I/IV, Focillon 823. 720 475

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        VIRGILE. Publii Virgilii Maronis bucolica

      Glasguae : In Aedibus Academicis, Excudebat andreas Foulis, Academiae Typographus 1778 - VIRGILE. Publii Virgilii Maronis bucolica, Georgica, Et Aeneis Ex editione Petri Burmanni. Ed. Glasguae : In Aedibus Academicis, Excudebat andreas Foulis, Academiae Typographus 1778 Ensemble de 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume in-folio plein maroquin bleu nuit, dos orné de filets et fleurons or, titre gravé or. Plats ornés de larges dentelles et filets d’encadrement or. Les 3 tranches dorées. Filets or de coupe (278pp+308pp). Ouvrage en très bon état intérieur, mors fragilisés. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de Saint Jean de Jerusalem, appelez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malte

      Chez Claude Jacques Charles Durand 1778 - - Chez Claude Jacques Charles Durand, à Paris 1778, in-12 (10x17,5cm), x (2) 518pp. et (4) 411pp. et (4) 460pp. et (4) 440pp. et (4) 430pp. et (4) 480pp. et 444pp., 7 volumes reliés. - Nouvelle édition. Par rapport aux éditions en 5 volumes qui ne contiennent que l'histoire de l'ordre, cette édition contient en plus un Traité du gouvernement de l'ordre, une dissertation au sujet de deux historiens, un discours sur l'Alcoran (Coran), les anciens et nouveaux statuts de l'ordre, et une liste de tous les chevaliers, par régions. Tous les volumes possèdent d'amples tables. Reliures en plein veau moucheté légèrement postérieures, type Directoire. Dos lisses ornés de 2 caissons à la grotesque, 2 fleurons et roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison dans un médaillon en maroquin rouge. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Mors inférieur du tome 3 ouvert en tête ; un manque en tête du tome 4 et tête du tome 3 élimée. En queue du tome 6 : coupure et manque. Quelques épidermures sur les plats. Un cahier détaché au tome 1. La plupart des coins émoussés. Cependant, joli ensemble bien orné et d'une bonne fraîcheur. Sans conteste le plus célèbre et le meilleur ouvrage de l'historien, sur un sujet des plus recherchés ; ce travail a été rédigé à la demande de l'ordre de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem, désireux de valoriser ses annales chevaleresques. L'abbé Vertot rencontra le succès dès son premier ouvrage, que Madame de Sévigné et Bouhours flattèrent pour son style, et ce succès rencontré partout ne se démentit jamais. C'est ainsi que L'ordre de Jérusalem qui cherchait son historiographe fit appel à lui, dans sa vieillesse. L'ouvrage vit le jour en 1726 alors que l'auteur était déjà malade et diminué. L'oeuvre vaut par ses qualités imaginatives et stylistiques, tempérées par de plus profondes recherches que dans les précédentes oeuvres de l'auteur. Le livre constitue en même temps une histoire des croisades. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition Binders full mottled calf. back smooth decorated with two boxes to the grotesque, 2 florets and casters. parts of title in red morocco, and volume number in a medallion in red morocco. frieze framing on the boards. lower joint 3 open tome head; lack of Volume 4 in head and head of Volume 3 threadbare. Tail of Volume 6: cut and misses. Some scuffs on the boards. A notebook detached Volume 1. Most corners bumped. However, all pretty well decorated. Without doubt the most famous and the best work of the historian, on a subject of the most sought; This work was written at the request of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, eager to promote his chivalrous annals. Father Vertot met success with his first book, Madame de Sevigne and Bouhours flattered to his style, and this success everywhere never failed, thus the order of Jerusalem who sought his biographer called on him in his old age. The book was born in 1726 when the author was ill and declined. The work is by its imaginative and stylistic qualities, tempered by deeper research than in previous works of the author. x (2) 518pp. et (4) 411pp. et (4) 460pp. et (4) 440pp. et (4) 430pp. et (4) 480pp. et 444pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Istoria della Repubblica di Venezia dalla sua fondazione sino al presente. Tradotta dal Francese. Edizione seconda.

      Carlo Palese e Gasparo Storti,, In Venezia, 1778 - Dodici volumi di cm. 17,5, pp. 4.000 ca. complessive. Bell'antiporta incisa e frontespizio in rosso e nero al primo volume; fregfi a ciascun frontespizio. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su tasselli. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta vergata di ottima qualità. Opera che rimane sempre fra le migliori come fonte della storia veneta. Cicogna, n. 613 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages du Capitaine Gulliver, en divers pays éloignés. Nouvelle édition

      3 parties en 2 volumes A La Haye, chez Jean Swart, 1778, in-12, 3 parties en 2 volumes, [4]-XIV-174-[4]-204-[4] + [18]-267-[4] pp, 6 gravures, veau fauve de l'époque, dos lisses ornés à la grotesque, pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes, tranches rouges, Bonne et rare édition illustrée avec, à la fin, les observations ou la clef du voyage. Elle est ornée de figures gravées en taille-douce, "médiocres non signées" selon l'opinion de Cohen, plutôt charmantes et naïves de notre point de vue. Bel exemplaire. Coupes et charnières légèrement frottées, coiffes du tome I restaurées. Cohen, Supplément, p. 252.

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        Hémisphère Occidental / Hémisphère Oriental.

      - Senza indicazioni tipografiche (ma Paris, 1778). Coppia di incisioni in rame all'acquaforte, confini in colore d'epoca, cm 41 x 55,5 circa (il foglio), più margini. In entrambe le carte la rappresentazione è inquadrata da una ricca cornice decorativa con volute geometriche di decoro, composizioni e putti con strumenti cartografici, il globo è al centro della carta, ai lati sono riportate (su carta dell'epoca) due ampie strisce descrittive in lingua francese. Buona conservazione.

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        Reglamento y aranceles reales para el comercio libre de España a Indias de 12. de octubre de 1778

      Madrid, 1778. Pedro Marin. Contemporary calf (head of spine worn, foot of spine defective).. Slight water-staining in preliminary ff, occasional contemporary ink annotations.. "(The decree) . . . abolished the monopoly of Cadiz but reaffirmed the monopoly of Spain; it opened Spanish America to all Spaniards but closed it more firmly to the rest of the world. The colonies were given more avenues into the Spanish market but denied access to the world market . . . (It) was designed to make the colonial monopoly more effective . . . If trade followed the flag, the tax collector was close behind the trader" (John Lynch, Bourbon Spain 1700-1808, p. 352-3). Sabin 68890. Palau 255843.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, 1 Blatt ( von 2 ) n. Sauthier b. Homann Erben, ("Mappa Geographica Provinciae Novae Eboraci ab Anglis New - York .").

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1778, 35 x 56 Nur der nördl. Teil der 2-teiligen Homann Karte von New York. Mit Kopftitel. Die Erstfassung der Karte erschien 1776. - Zeigt im Westen den Ontariosee, im Norden den St. Lorenzstrom, im Südwesten Boston.

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        Jacques le Fataliste et son Maître. 2 volumes

      Chez Buisson, Imprimeur, Libraire, rue Haute-Feuille, n°20 An cinquième de la République, Paris - in-12 Demi-basane brun, plats papier rouge à la colle. Dos long, décoré de filets dorés losangés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison. Signet. xxij, 23-286pp; 320p p. Edition originale posthume dans une élégante reliure du temps. Légère épidermure sur le second plat du tome 2. Intérieur de toute fraîcheur. Ce roman philosophique paru initialement et d'une façon incomplète en feuilleton, dans la "Correspondance Littéraire" de Melchior Grimm entre 1778 et 1880. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 et la loutre

      de XV, (1), 526 pages et 19 Rouen, Laurent Dumesnil, 1778, in-8, de XV, (1), 526 pages et 19 planches, plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos lisse orné, tranches cirées (importantes mais fines restauration du dos), Seconde édition, augmentée, de ce classique sur l'art de la chasse à courre : constitution et élevage d'un chenil, les différentes chasses (lièvre, chevreuil, cerf, daim, sanglier, loup, renard, blaireau et loutre), la manière de soigner les maladies canines. 19 planches repliées (certaines recto-verso) imprimées sur papier bleu montrent des animaux, des traces de pattes et les corps et fumées (excréments) du cerf. Des pages 433 à 448, aussi sur papier bleu, les partitions et les paroles de "tons de chasse et fanfares". Malgré des premiers feuillets un peu roussi, ou présentant d'anciennes marques de colle, bon exemplaire dans un joli veau fauve du temps

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        ARTE DE HACER EL PAPEL, SEGUN SE PRACTICA EN FRANCIA, Y HOLANDA, EN LA CHINA, Y EN EL JAPON. Descripcion de su origen: de las diferentes materias de que puede fabricarse.

      D. Pedro Marin. 1778 - Descripción: Imp. Pedro Marín. Madrid, 1778, 1778. . 19,5 cm. Trad. Miguel Gerónimo Suárez. 15 láminas. calcográficas plegadas. Puntos de óxido. Enc. coetánea en pasta española, planos de acuerdo a su antiguedad y uso(buen estado). Primera edición española. Las láminas muestran tanto el proceso de fabricación del papel como los utensilios empleados en el mismo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations made during a Voyage round the World,on Physical Geography, Natural History, and Ethic Philosophy.

      1778 - First edition. Folding map, large folding table. 4to. Contemporary calf, re-backed (new spine stamped in gilt); boards slightly rubbed and marked, extremities worn (especially at 3 corners). A few instances of mild spotting (initial leaves and pages facing plates), small paper repair to verso of folding table, interior otherwise very clean and fresh. pp. [iv], iii, [1]blank, iv, [9]-16, [9]-649, [1](errata), [1]list of subscribers, [1]blank. London: Pr. for G. Robinson, Originally intended to be included with the official narrative of Cook's second voyage, Forster provides a particularly good account of the countries visited, along with a fine comparative table of the languages of the South Seas. This copy has the map which is often lacking: ?A Chart representing the isles of the South-Sea, according to the notions of the inhabitants of O-Taheitee and the Neighbouring Isles, chiefly collected from the accounts of Tupaya? Drawn by Europeans, but based on indigenous knowledge, its importance stems from the suggestion that the Tahitian's geographical knowledge was much greater than previously assumed. Du Rietz, 456; Sabin, 25140. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches et considérations sur la population de la France

      1778 - 2 parties de A Paris, chez Moutard, 1778, in-8, 2 parties de XV-[1]-280-157-[4] pages et 1 tableau dépliant dans le texte, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, pièce de titre havane, tranches rouges, Édition originale de cet ouvrage fondateur dans l'histoire culturelle du savoir démographique en France : les Recherches de Moheau "constituent le premier traité de démographie digne de ce nom. Avec lui, la démographie est élevée au rang l'objet scientifique distinct" (Dupâquier, préface de la réédition moderne, INED, 1994). Bien que l'intendant Montyon (1733-1794) revendiqua la paternité de ces Recherches, il faut plus vraisemblablement y reconnaitre l'oeuvre de son secrétaire, Jean-Baptiste Moheau (c.1745-1794). L'auteur remet ici en cause la thèse des physiocrates sur la dépopulation de la France, très en vogue chez les lettrés et les savants de l'époque ; ses calculs le conduisent à mettre un terme définitif à cette croyance, défendue par Mirabeau et Quesnay, qui avait déjà été écornée par son homologue Louis Messance dans ses Recherches sur la population (1766). La première partie de l'ouvrage comprend un État de la population et la seconde se livre à une analyse des causes du progrès, ou de la décadence de la population, où Moheau se montre particulièrement populationniste. INED, 3221. Quérard, VI, 276 : attribue les Recherches à Montyon. Bel exemplaire. Charnières frottées [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur la nature du Principe qui se combine avec les Métaux pendant leur calcination et qui en augmente le poids" [Lavoisier's Easter Memoir] in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Année 1775. Avec les Mémoires de Mathématique & de Physique, pour la même année. Tirés des Registres de cette Académie, 1778, pp. 520-526

      FIRST EDITION, LAVOISIER'S OFFICIAL EASTER MEMOIR ON THE COMPOSITION OF AIR. In this work, Lavoisier proposed that ordinary air is composed of two different gases, one "highly respirable" (that he named "oxygen") and the other (later named nitrogen) that was unable to support combustion or respiration. This work is commonly referred to as Lavoisier's "Easter Memoir" because he presented an earlier version to the Academy around Easter of 1775; as this is the 1778 revised version, historians regard it as Lavoisier's "official" Easter Memoir (Wikipedia). In April, 1778, "Lavoisier read for a second time the memoir in which he had originally demonstrated, in April 1775, that mercury precipitate reduced without charcoal disengages not fixed air, but the 'air itself entire', or 'the purest portion of the air'. He made some revisions in the text that have attracted widespread attention from historians" (Holmes, Lavoisier, 137). In the time between 1775 and 1778, Lavoisier repeated some of performed some new experiments of his own and repeated some of Priestley's. In the 1778 'official' version, Lavoisier "altered the language in which he had described that air, calling it now 'the most salubrious, the most pure portion of the air', and air 'in an eminently respirable state'. Fastening on to this last phrase, he again referred to the air later in his memoir as 'eminently respirable air'. At the same time he deleted references to it in the original version as 'common air', and eliminated the experimental description that it reacted to the nitrous air test in the same manner as common air… "Historians have tended to treat with suspicion the textual changes Lavoisier made. The implication seems to be that he sought to represent himself as having clearly understood in 1775 that the air released from the mercury calx is a specific portion of the atmosphere when, in fact, he had then still not distinguished it unambiguously from ordinary air. If one couples this suspicion with acceptance of Priestley's charge that Lavoisier had obtained the idea for the experiment from him in the first place, then one creates an image of Lavoisier as one who is known to have had an 'occasional tendency to allow the work of others to pass as his own'. "There is, however, no solid evidence that in making these changes he was attempting to rewrite history… His motivation was probably [simple]. By the spring of 1778, when his new theoretical edifice had solidified, the experiments on mercury calx would have come to appear to him as one of the decisive experimental foundations on which he had erected it. Yet when he looked back on the paper which reported these experiments from the vantage point he had since attained, the descriptions of the air he had identified in it would have appeared confused, ambiguous, and inconsistent. "The embarrassment of allowing such flaws to remain, in what he could now anticipate might someday be regarded as a classic paper, is obvious. Since the paper had yet to appear in the Memoirs of the Academy, chronically two to three years late in publication, he had a convenient opportunity to avoid that outcome" (Holmes). ALSO INCLUDED: An important paper by P. S. Laplace introducing the concept of the "Coriolis effect" fifty years before Coriolis. Euler had also written about the effect in 1749. "Recherches sur plusieurs points du système du monde" in Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences Année 1775 pp. 75-182, 1778. This is part one of a two part paper. CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale. 4to (10.5 x 8.25). 11 folding engraved copperplates. Prior ownership name, 'Bernardi' on front free endpaper. Contemporary full leather binding. Front joint between spine and boards cracking but solid. Handsome wide margins throughout. Slight toning throughout, otherwise bright and very clean. Very good condition.

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        Mémoire sur la nature du Principe qui se combine avec les Métaux pendant leur calcination et qui en augmente le poids" [Lavoisier's Easter Memoir] in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Année 1775. Avec les Mémoires de Mathématique & de Physique, pour la même année. Tirés des Registres de cette Académie, 1778, pp. 520-526

      De l'Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1778 - FIRST EDITION, LAVOISIER'S OFFICIAL EASTER MEMOIR ON THE COMPOSITION OF AIR. In this work, Lavoisier proposed that ordinary air is composed of two different gases, one "highly respirable" (that he named "oxygen") and the other (later named nitrogen) that was unable to support combustion or respiration. This work is commonly referred to as Lavoisier's "Easter Memoir" because he presented an earlier version to the Academy around Easter of 1775; as this is the 1778 revised version, historians regard it as Lavoisier's "official" Easter Memoir (Wikipedia). In April, 1778, "Lavoisier read for a second time the memoir in which he had originally demonstrated, in April 1775, that mercury precipitate reduced without charcoal disengages not fixed air, but the 'air itself entire', or 'the purest portion of the air'. He made some revisions in the text that have attracted widespread attention from historians" (Holmes, Lavoisier, 137). In the time between 1775 and 1778, Lavoisier repeated some of performed some new experiments of his own and repeated some of Priestley's. In the 1778 'official' version, Lavoisier "altered the language in which he had described that air, calling it now 'the most salubrious, the most pure portion of the air', and air 'in an eminently respirable state'. Fastening on to this last phrase, he again referred to the air later in his memoir as 'eminently respirable air'. At the same time he deleted references to it in the original version as 'common air', and eliminated the experimental description that it reacted to the nitrous air test in the same manner as common air? "Historians have tended to treat with suspicion the textual changes Lavoisier made. The implication seems to be that he sought to represent himself as having clearly understood in 1775 that the air released from the mercury calx is a specific portion of the atmosphere when, in fact, he had then still not distinguished it unambiguously from ordinary air. If one couples this suspicion with acceptance of Priestley's charge that Lavoisier had obtained the idea for the experiment from him in the first place, then one creates an image of Lavoisier as one who is known to have had an 'occasional tendency to allow the work of others to pass as his own'. "There is, however, no solid evidence that in making these changes he was attempting to rewrite history? His motivation was probably [simple]. By the spring of 1778, when his new theoretical edifice had solidified, the experiments on mercury calx would have come to appear to him as one of the decisive experimental foundations on which he had erected it. Yet when he looked back on the paper which reported these experiments from the vantage point he had since attained, the descriptions of the air he had identified in it would have appeared confused, ambiguous, and inconsistent. "The embarrassment of allowing such flaws to remain, in what he could now anticipate might someday be regarded as a classic paper, is obvious. Since the paper had yet to appear in the Memoirs of the Academy, chronically two to three years late in publication, he had a convenient opportunity to avoid that outcome" (Holmes). ALSO INCLUDED: An important paper by P. S. Laplace introducing the concept of the "Coriolis effect" fifty years before Coriolis. Euler had also written about the effect in 1749. "Recherches sur plusieurs points du système du monde" in Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences Année 1775 pp. 75-182, 1778. This is part one of a two part paper. CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale. 4to (10.5 x 8.25). 11 folding engraved copperplates. Prior ownership name, 'Bernardi' on front free endpaper. Contemporary full leather binding. Front joint between spine and boards cracking but solid. Handsome wide margins throughout. Slight toning throughout, otherwise bright and very clean. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Facciata del Duomo di Siena costrutta d'alabastri e marmi finissimi di differenti colori ed arricchita da per tutto di rilievi, edificata nel 1284...

      1778. Magnifica quanto rara incisione in rame settecentesca, mm.570x695 alla battuta + marg. bianchi di circa 3 cm. Dettagliata rappresentazione animata della facciata del Duomo, che occupa quasi tutta l'incisione. Ai lati, entro il drappeggio di una tenda, sono raffigurati pianta e veduta prospettica del Duomo. Ai marg. sup. destro e sin. stemmi e cartiglio contenente dedicatoria ("Mariae Aloysiae Borbonica Hispani regis fillae hetrusci principis conjugi quae disciplinas atque ingenuas artes omnes regali fovens patrocinio eximias patris & sponsi virtutes feliciter aemulatur insigne hoc pietatis monumentum Franciscus Rossi Typographus Sereniss. humillime"), al marg. inf. rimandi numerici con didascalia. L'inc., sottoposta ad un attento restauro, risulta compless. ben conservata.

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        Meditazione filosofica di Francesco L*** P.P.

      Per Giuseppe Bolzani, Pavia 1778 - In 8, pp. (18) + 66. Br. ed. muta con qualche danno al d. Es. genuino stampato su carta forte. Edizione originale rara dell'opera che fece perdere la cattedra presso l'universita' di PaviaÂa questo matematico, gia' gesuita, considerato figura di primo piano del movimento riformatore nella Lombardia austriaca. Considerato anche un ottimo astronomo, venne particolarmente elogiato dal Lalande. Riccardi di lui cita diverse opere matematiche quali: Trattenimento matematico; Delle progressioni e serie.; Oggetto e principi del metodo flussionario; Lezioni di matematica elementare. Melzi, II, 173. Fond. Feltrinelli, L'illuminismo italiano, 318. Diz. Biogr., III, p. 780. ITA

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        [Letter, signed, to Jean-Baptiste de Nompère de Champagny].Mainz, 2 August 1806. French Manuscript Letter in black in ink on one side of a wove paper leaf (25.4 x 20.2 cm), signed "louis".

      Letter, signed, by Lodewijk Napoleon Bonaparte, King of Holland (1778-1846), addressed to the French admiral and politician Jean-Baptiste de Nompère de Champagny, regarding Captain Godissart of the 6th Foot Regiment of the Imperial Corps of Artillery and a member of the Legion of Honour, who is asking for assistance in enrolling his eldest son, who is nine years old, in the lycée at Liège or Brussels. An added note shows that the proposal was made to Napoleon. Seal removed, leaving a large hole in the paper (not affecting the text), slightly browned and a couple spots, otherwise in good condition.

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        Die Werke Friedrich des Großen. Herausgegeben von Gustav Berthold Volz. Hier Band 1-10 in 10 Büchern komplett.

      Band 1: Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Hauses Brandenburg. Band 2: Geschichte meiner Zeit. Band 3/4: Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Band 5: Altersgeschichte, Staats- und Flugschriften. Band 6: Militärische Schriften. Band 7: Antimachiavell und Testamente. Band 8: Philosophische Schriften. Band 9/10: Dichtungen. 4, XV, 244, ( 4 ) VIII, 277, ( 5 ) VII 238, ( 6 ) 209, ( 6 ), (20) = 20 zweifarbigen Schlachtskizzen zum Siebenjährigen Krieg VII, 248, ( 4 ), und drei Faltkarten zur Kriegsführung 1778 VIII, 433, ( 9 ) X, 291, ( 7 ) VIII, 318, ( 4 ) IX, 316, ( 4 ) VI, 285, (1) Seiten. Mit Illustrationen von Adolph v. Menzel und zahlreichen ganzseitigen Abbildungen. versierte und betitelte Original-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung - guter Zustand - z61151

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        Dr. Johann Reinhold Forsters und seines Sohns Georg Forsters Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775, in dem vom Kapitän J.[ames] Cook kommandirten Schiffe the Resolution ausgeführt. 4 Tle. (= Sammlung der besten Reisbeschre

      Kl.-8. 544 S., 416 S., 412(4) S. u. 528 S. (in allen Bdn. einschl. Reihen- u. Nebentit.). Mit 4 Notenzeilen im Text (Tl. 4) u. in jedem Bd. m. 1 Holzschnitt-Zierleiste. Marmor. Ldr.bde. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. Tit. u. Bd.num. (auf 2 mont. Papierschi.) sowie floralen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. Rotschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einbde. berieben sowie an den Kanten u. Bünden etw. abgewetzt Ecken bestoßen Goldauflage stellenw. abgelöst 2 Bde. m. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen jeder Bd. m. Exlibris auf vord. Spiegel Papier durchgeh. stockfl. einige Ss. eselsohrig im Text wenig abgegriffen. Vgl. dazu Henze II, 265f. Kosch V, 364 u. Goed. VI, 293, IV.4.14. Nachdruckausgabe der deutschen, in Berlin 1778-80 bei Haude und Spener herausgekommenen Übersetzung der 1778 in London erschienenen Originalausgabe Observations made during a voyage round the world. Beschrieben ist die 2. Cooksche Weltumseglung an der J. R. Forster zusammen mit seinem Sohn Georg Forster teilnahm. Er reiste an Stelle des zurückgetretenen Sir J. Banks als Naturforscher mit, "aber nicht etwa blos dazu, daß er Unkraut trocknen und Schmetterlinge fangen sondern daß er alle seine Talente in diesem Fache anwenden und keinen erheblichen Gegenstand unbemerkt lassen sollte" (G. Forsters Werke. 1965. II, S. 7). Nach der Rückkehr von dieser Reise überwarf Joh. Reinh. Forster sich mit der britischen Admiralität wegen der von ihm auszuführenden Reisebeschreibung, deren Abfassung ihm schließlich von Seiten der englischen Minister strikt untersagt wurde. Darauf sprang der Sohn G. ein und schuf nach des Vaters Tagebüchern in nur acht Monaten das vorliegende Werk, das im englischen Original sowie der ersten deutschen Übersetzung in zwei Bänden erschien. Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche erfolgte durch den Verfasser selbst. Die uns vorliegende Nachdruckausgabe ist nicht wie seine Vorlage mit Kupfertafeln u. Karten ausgestattet und wird in den oben genannten Bibliographien nicht angeführt.

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