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        Carte De La Nouvelle Zeelande Map

      BONNE, M, Paris 1778 - Early engraved French map is one of the first copies of Cook's 1772 chart of New Zealand showing four inserts Cook Strait, Bay of Islands, Mercury Bay and Tolaga Bay. He also copied Cook's mistakes - Banks Peninsula as an island and Stewart Island as a possible peninsula. Pl 33. Image size 390mm x 350mm, with mat, 355mm x 480mm. A very attractive early map.

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        Mémoires de Maximlien de Béthune, Duc de Sully Ministre de Henri IV Mis en ordre, avec Remarques par M.L.D.L.D.L. 10 Bände.

      Londres ( London), 1778. Nouvelle Edition, revue, corigée & augmentée; avec Observations sur les Remarques jointes auxidits Memoires, l´Esprit de Sully celui de Henr IV. 2 gestochene Portraitfrontispize ( Sullly / Henry IV) xlvj S. Kupferstich ( Pyramide) 322 S.; 429 (recte 439); 436 S.; 355 S.; 378 S.; 376 S.; 380 S.; 294 S.; 308 S.; 138 + 112 S. 8°, polierte Ganzlederbände der Zeit über fünf Bünde mit goldgeprägten kaminroten Ledertitelrückenschild. Memoiren des \"Prinicipal Ministre\" des berühmten Bourbonen-König Heinrich IV. (1553-1610) der - selbst Hugenotte - die katholische Prinzessin Margarete von Valois heiratete. Einst einer der Führer des Calvinismus einigte er durch seine Konversion zum Katholizismus die Französische Nation. 1598 erlies er das Toleranzedikt von Nantes. Diese korrigierte und kommentierte Ausgabe ist um drei, sehr selten zu findende Teile erweitert. Ein Deckel mit Fehlstelle und mir kleinen Bereibungen, insgesamt aber sehr wohlerhaltene und dekorativer Ausgabe. vgl. zu früheren Ausgaben Brunet V. 589; Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      Madrid: Imp. Real de la Gazeta, ; Valencia: Joseph de Orga, 1799; Madrid: Imp. Vda. De Ibarra, 1789; Madrid: Vda. De Ibarra, 1786; Valencia: Miguel Estevan, 1807 - 1778 - Portada, 110 p.; 4h., 104 p.; 27 p.; 1 h., 139 p.; 61 p., 2h.; 13x9 cm.- Holandesa piel del siglo XIX. Corto de margenes, afectando a la numeración de las páginas o incluso a las portadas (ver fotos). Derecho Judíos Aragón [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Auca Llibres Antics / Robert Pérez]
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        Petri Rainutii patricii Tiphernatis et Volaterrani De jure naufragii liber singularis

      Excudebat Franciscus Bonsignori, Lucae 1778 - Tagli oro cuffie logore con perdita delle caselle di testa e piede al dorso screpolature alla copertina Testatina calcografica. Stemma inciso alla dedicatoria. Raro. (12) + 123 p. - in-8 p.pelle con tass. titoli e fregi oro al dorso filettatura oro ai piatti

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        Declaration signer William Whipple signs a document about resupplying the Army

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 11, 1778. 7.25" x 12". "Manuscript document signed ""Wm. Whipple"", 2 pages, dated November 11, 1778, measuring 7.25"" x 12"", countersigned by Gouverneur Morris and Nathanial Scudder. Just a day prior to this circular letter, the Continental Congress appointed William Whipple, Gouverneur Morris, and Nathaniel Scudder to a special committee to oversee the commissary and quartermaster departments, which were chafing under supply chain problems. The committee sent this circular letter to all of the state governors, and, in this case, Continental Congress President Henry Laurens. The committee insists that the state executives understand “the impracticability of continuing the war, at least of continuing it to advantage, while we remain supremely ignorant of the Supplies our Country is capable of affording” while urging vigilance against the graft and fraud that had previously plagued the supply chain. In full: ""Circular Philadelphia 11th November 1778;In Committee of Congress; Sir; The great & increasing difficulties in the Quarter Masters & Commissary Generals Departments, have induced Congress to adopt the Resolution, of which we have the Honor to enclose you a Copy. Among the measures immediately necessary for placing [these] matters on a proper foundation, is the acquiring a knowledge of the proper resources of these States. The Articles of consumption which we would most particularly be informed of, are Flour, Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats, Corn & Rice, Beef, Pork, working Oxen & Horses, Cyder & Vinegar. The Ignorance & the Interests of mankind oppose so strongly our wishes in this respect, that after every Effort & every prudent precaution, our information will perhaps be of far less importance than could be wished. It is however our Duty to aim at it, and we have no reason to doubt your Excellency’s Concurrence in the Steps necessary to attain what we have in view: Especially when it is considered, how readily your own good Sence will dictate, the impracticability of continuing the war, at least of continuing it to advantage, while we remain supremely ignorant of the Supplies our Country is capable of affording. We have to intreat that your Excellency, from your knowledge of the productions of the several parts of your State, would appoint some proper persons in whose Industry & Secrecy you can confide, to make proper Lists through the districts you shall severally allott to them, of the Quantity & number of such of the Articles above named, as are produced in it, which may probably be over & above the necessary consumption of the Inhabitants, and also as nearly as possible the Quantity &c which they consume over and above their own production, or of what they do not produce. We hope that these lists may be transmitted to us, with all convenient Speed, to the End that proper Arrangements may immediately be made for the ensueing Campaign. Upon transmitting an Account of the Expenses which may accrue in this Business, they shall immediately be paid. You will perceive Sir, that every precaution should be taken to prevent this Object from transpiring, lest as on many former Occasions the Devoted Adherents of Lucre should make a gain of the Publick Distresses.We are respectfully Your Excellency’s most Obt & Humble Servants Nath.l Scudder Gouv Morris W.m Whipple""William Whipple (1730-1785) signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative to the Continental Congress from New Hampshire. He was a ship’s captain and established himself as a merchant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He also served in the provincial congress, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Committee of Safety. He became a brigadier general in the New Hampshire state militia and led successful campaigns against British General Burgoyne in the Battles of Stillwater and Saratoga. In 1778, he successfully led New Hampshire troops in the Battle of Rhode Island. He later was named associate justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) was born in Westchester County, New York, in what is now part of the Bronx. He was a member of New York’s revolutionary provincial congress (1775-1777) served in the militia, drafted New York’s state constitution along with John Jay and Robert Livingstone, and joined the local Committee of Safety. From 1777-1778 he served in the Continental Congress and signed the Articles of Confederation before losing reelection in 1779. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and played a major role there, giving 173 speeches (more than any other delegate), writing the document’s Preamble, and helping write the final draft, and signing the Constitution. He later served as minister to France (1792) and as a U.S. Senator.Nathaniel Scudder (1733-1781) was a physician who served New Jersey as a delegate to the provincial congress and later the Continental Congress, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. He was also a member of the county Committee of Safety, the militia, and the New Jersey Legislative Council and General Assembly.Another copy of this circular, addressed to the Governor of North Carolina, sold at Sotheby’s in 2010 for over $18,000.Condition: Very good. The text is somewhat light though entirely legible; our scans provide an accurate picture. Professional archival restorations at folds, infill with loss of one word. Small holes."

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        Divi Isidori Hispalensis episcopi opera Philippi Secundi Catholici Regis Jussu e Vetustis exemplaribus emendata nuc denuo diligentissime correcta atque aliquibus opusculis appendicis loco aucta.

      Madrid, Bartolomé de Ulloa 1778 - 2 vols. Fol. mayor 32 x 18 cm.) Plena piel de época, lomos cuajados de adornos dorados, con nervios y doble tejuelo –rojo y verde–. I: 18 h. inc. port., 531-222 p., ilustraciones en madera en texto. II: 4 h. inc. port., 582 p., 57 h. de índice, 2 h. inc. nueva port., 72 p. Magnífica edición de las Obras de San isidoro de Sevilla, sobre fuerte papel del XVIII, a dos columnas. "No cabe la menor duda de que Ulloa logró presentar al público una edición espléndida por la elegancia del papel, la nitidez de las letras y la disposición del texto, cualidades tipográficas que se echaban de menos en las ediciones precedentes, que puede muy bien calificarse de suntuosa y monumental." [Melchor de Pobladura, Vicisitudes de una proyectada versión castellana de las obras completas de San Isidoro de Sevilla] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Katechismus der Natuur. 6 Teile in 3 Bänden

      - - Landwehr, 115/umfassendes Werk zur Naturkunde/gute Exemplare / Niederländische Ausgabe Gewicht in Gramm: 2205 4. Auflage. Johannes Allart Verlag, Amsterdam, 1778 - 1779. Zusammen 1895 S. mit 24 gestocheneen (4 coloriert und 14 gefaltet) Tafeln. Halbpergament-Einbände (Kanten berieben und bestossen/Stempel auf Vorsatz)

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        Constituciones, y ordenanzas, para el regimen y govierno del Hospital Real, y general de los indios de esta Nueva España, mandadas guardar por S.M. en Real Cédula de 27 de Octubre ... de 1776.

      Mexico: Impresas ... en la Nueva Oficina Madrileña de D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros Folio (28 cm; 9"). [17] ff., 64, [2], 6 p.. 1778 Just over a decade after the fall of the Aztec empire to the Spanish, Fray Pedro de Gante, with the help of other Franciscan missionaries, founded in 1532 the first or the second hospital exclusively for the treatment of Indians. (The exact dates of the establishment of this hospital and that founded by Vasco de Quiroga are still to be determined.) It operated as the only such hospital with royal sponsorship, and that from the very beginning, but without a formal, written constitution until 1778. This is the first printing of the thirteen treatises that compose the document. They address every phase of the hospital's operation — the roles of surgeons, doctors, chaplains, administrators, majordomo, porters, aides, and so on. There is also a very informative historical introduction. One must question whether this was a blueprint or a document that was actually put into effect. In any case, reading it and reading between its lines offers great insight into the basic structure, personnel, and operation of the hospital. The work is printed in large roman type and bears the engraved coat of arms of the king, signed by Benavides, on the title-page. The text contains two large historiated woodcut initials and one large woodcut headpiece. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three copies in the U.S. Recased in old vellum; a few short tears to the edges of the title-leaf, repaired. Else very good.

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        Margarita de Austria Reyna de Espana, Muger de Phelipe III. -- Original etching -- Delteil 7; Hofmann 250; Harris 6/III/2.

      Madrid 1778. Platten-Masse ca. 37 x 31 cm. -- Blatt ca. 48 x 38,5 cm. -- Original Radierung und Kupferstich von Francisco de Goya nach Velazquez. -- Exemplar der seltenen zweiten Auflage um 1815, auf handgeschöpftem schweren Bütten -- im breiten Aussenrand nur leicht fleckig -- gut erhalten. // Original etching by Francisco de Goya. From the rare second edition from circa 1815 on heavy laid paper. -- very good condition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Eloge de M. de Voltaire, Composé au Camp de Schatzlar par S.M. le Roi de Prusse (.).

      - Berlin, G. J. Decker, s.d. [1778]. In-8, broché, couverture de papier bleu ancien, 40 p. Edition originale et unique de cet éloge de Voltaire, prononcé quelques mois après sa mort, le 26 novembre 1778 à l'Académie royale des sciences & belles-lettres de Berlin, "dans une assemblée publique extraordinairement convoquée pour cet objet". Les relations entre Voltaire et Frédéric II furent longues et tourmentées. Dès 1736, Voltaire correspondit avec celui qui n'est encore que le prince royal de Prusse. A partir de 1750, Voltaire accepta l'offre de Frédéric de se fixer à Berlin qu’il quitta début 1753 pour la Suisse. Frédéric II évoque la personnalité de Voltaire et témoigne de leur relation. Il aborde la question de la brouille entre les deux hommes et des conditions du départ de Voltaire de Berlin. Il retrace sa carrière d'auteur, consacre d’importants passages à son action en faveur des droits de l’homme, d’autres à la "religion de Voltaire" et aux persécutions qu’il dut subir pour son engagement contre le "fanatisme". (Quérard, 'Bibliographie voltairienne', p. 152, n°994). Bon exemplaire, frais, imprimé sur papier de Hollande fort. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        Transito de la sombra y penumbra de la Luna sobre la superficie de la Tierra

      Mexico 1778 - The first recorded eclipse in the United States; printed in Mexico. 1778. Mexico. Felipe de Zuñiga y Ontiveros. First edition. Extremely scarce Mexican publication on the total solar eclipse occurred in 1778 (an interposition of the Moon between the Earth and the Sun, obscuring the image of the Sun from an Earth perspective and partially darkening the Earth); the eclipse was visible in Mexico, the Southeastern United States and parts of Africa. This was the first recorded eclipse in the United States (darkening parts of California towards New England). Leon y Gama´s work is considered the most reputable of its kind published in Mexico during the colony “se considera, desde el punto de vista matemático y astronómico, el trabajo más serio publicado en México durante el siglo XVIII” (Gustavo Soriano Cedillo). It helped fix the problem of determining the longitude and latitude of the city of Mexico. The map was published with a short tract entitled “Descripcion orthographica universal del eclipse de sol del dia 24 de Junio de 1778”; it is divided in two, the first part describes the ephemerides of the astronomical phenomenon; the second contains the description of the instruments employed and his modus operandi, basing his calculus in the methods of Kepler and Cassini. The map is titled "Transito de la sombra y penumbra de la Luna sobre la superficie de la Tierra", it has a strange projection of the Earth: extends from California to Norway, aimed to illustrate the shadow cast by the eclipse of 24th June 1778. Leon y Gama (1735 – 1802) was a Mexican astronomer, writer, and American anthropologist; he authored several titles, amongst which, the Descripcion historica y cronologica de las dos piedras (1790) is probably the most famous, describing the newly discovered Piedra del Sol. Medina, Mexico, 7003. Palau, 135586. Sabin, 40061. Gustavo Soriano Cedillo, “Eclipse total de Sol del 24 de junio de 1778” (Anuario del Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, 1998). Trabulse, Elias, “Antonio de León y Gama astrónomo novohispano”, Humanidades, III, Anuario 1975, Universidad Iberoamericana, México. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      PARA CELEBRAR NUESTRO 25 ANIVERSARIO APLICAMOS UN 10 % DE DESCUENTO EN TODOS NUESTROS ARTICULOS ( DESCUENTO YA APLICADO AL PRECIO QUE FIGURA EN EL ARTICULO ). - 2 TOMOS. Matriti (Madrid) Imp. Ioachimum Ibarra. MDCCLXXVIII (1778) 36x26 cm. T.I, 1h.+1 grabado a plena página de Jerónimo Antonio Gil, en Madrid á 1767 + portada+1 h. dedicatoria a Carlos III + 4h. + LXXVI + 671 págs. * T.II, portada+771 págs. texto a dos columnas, plena piel época, nervios, tejuelos, lomos cuajados de hierros, guardas papel de aguas, grandes márgenes y muy limpio, el tomo II difiere en la encuadernación. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Historisch-kritische Nachrichten von Italien, welche eine Beschreibung dieses Landes (,) der Sitten, Regierungsform, Handlung, des Zustandes der Wissenschaften und insonderheit der Werke der Kunst enthalten.

      Leipzig, Fritsch 1777 - 1778. - Zweyte und vermehrte und durchgehend verbesserte Auflage. Mit gest. Frontisp. v. Geyser und 3 gest. Titelvignetten. XXXVI, 808; VIII, 943 S.; 4 Bll., 920 (falsch 922) S., 28 Bll. Lederbände d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, Stehkantenverg. und Deckelfileten. 20 x 13 cm. Engelmann 600; Kippenberg 1642; Schlosser 473f. u. 494; Tresoldi 44, Anm.; vgl. Schudt S. 173: "das für uns Deutsche lange Zeit unentbehrliche Handbuch Volkmanns"; nicht bei Fossati Bellani. - Zweite Ausgabe des umfangreichen und detaillierten Reiseführers, dessen Erstausgabe (1770-71) schon Goethe begleitet hatte: "Ich lese jetzt des guten trockenen Volkmanns 2. Theyl, um mir zu notieren, was ich noch nicht gesehen habe." Schlosser nennt das Werk "ein rühmliches Zeugnis deutschen Fleißes. Im ganzen ist wohl nicht zuviel gesagt, daß keine andere Nation einen derart gründlichen Reisemarschall aus alter Zeit aufzuweisen hat." - Decken tls. etwas fleckig. Oberes Rückenende von Bd. 3 mit kurzem Einriss. Titel an den Rändern gebräunt. Insgesamt sehr gutes und dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar! [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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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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        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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        Recherches et considérations sur la population de la France.

      Paris, Chez Montard. 1778. Two parts in one vol., 8vo., xv + (1) + 280 + (1) + 157 + (6)pp., with one extended folding table, and numerous other tables in the text, small piece torn away from one leaf margin but printed surface not affected, bound in contemporary French catspaw calf, spine fully gilt and labelled, red edges, marbled endpapers, slight wear to fore-edges but still a fine and handsome copy. First edition. Kress B.135. Goldsmiths 11690. Mattioli 2450. INED 3221. Not in Sraffa. A notable work in the history of population studies, lauded by both Spengler and McCulloch. The first part includes statistical tables, while the second provides an analysis of the various factors likely to influence population levels. 'Of the 18th century French writers on population none was more competent and judicious than M. Moheau. He was a populationist in that he believed the fiscal, military, political, and economic resources and power of the state to be proportionate to its population. .....Moheau admitted that population growth was conditioned by the supply of subsistence, but denied that it was thereby determined. Most of the physical checks to the population growth, and all the political, civil, and moral checks, were independent of the supply of subsistence. In general, he believed that population tended to grow most rapidly where the bulk of the population enjoyed simple comfort, not where men were poverty-stricken, or where they were opulent and addicted to luxury. Specifically, he said that men tended to marry and multiply most, and infant mortality tended to be lowest, where men could easily obtain 'through ownership of the soil or through labor' the 'things necessary to life.' Accordingly, he emphasized, though in a lesser measure than Cantillon, the role of proprietors and employers in respect to population growth.' [Spengler, French predecessors of Malthus> pp.100-101]. 'This when published was certainly the best work that had appeared on the population of any country.' [McCulloch, Literature of political economy,> p.264.

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        Encyclopédie komplett in 36 Bänden plus 3 Tafelbänden, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Par une Sociètè de gens de lettres. Mis en ordre & publié par m. Diderot, & quant à la partie mathématique, par m. d\'Alembert. Édition exactement conforme à celle de Pellet in-quarto,

      Berne - Lausanne : chez les Societes Typographiques, 1778-81. I-XXXVI + Recueil des planches I-III pour la nouvelle edition du dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, avec leur explication Mit insgesamt 510 teils mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln in den Tafelbänden (Band I: 179, Band II: 197, Band III: 134) aus unterschiedlichsten Sachgebieten (wie zum Beispiel Anatomie, Architektur, Chirurgie, Musik, Marine, Militärkunst und verschiedenen Wissenschaften) KOMPLETT!!, die 36 Textbände mit diversen Tabellen und anderen Abbildungen, teilweise in Falttafeln, zusammen ca. 36.000 Seiten, 14,5 x 21,5 cm, braunes OHLdr der Zeit mit je 2 farbigen, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und rotem Farb-Schnitt SCHÖNE EXEMPLARE dieses bedeutenden Encyklopädie in KOMPLETTER FOLGE, IN FRANZÖSISCHER SPRACHE. 39 BÄNDE (36 Bände komplett plus 3 Tafelbände im Format 17,5 x 21,5 cm). Gute, feste Exemplare mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, die Einbände an den Ecken teilweise etwas angestoßen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lx 45695

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        Reglamento y Aranceles Reales para el comercio libre de España a Indias de 12 de Octubre de 1778

      1778 - Fine copy bound in red morocco with the arms of Charles III. [1778]. Madrid. Imprenta de Pedro Marin. In 4to (234 mm x 175 mm). 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + 19 pp. + 262 pp. + 2 [blank]. Contemporary red morocco, gilt arms on boards of Charles III, arms framed in interlacing fillets, raised bands to spine, compartments tooled in gilt, green morocco lettering piece; boards with some scratching and minor rubbing, foot of spine with loss of leather, lettering piece with some loss. Upper margin of first leaves with damp, away from text. First edition. A presentation copy of the Spanish regulations for trade with the Indies; the reform was a Borbonic attempt to usher in economic modernization, for instance by ending the colonial monopoly of Seville and Cadiz, and by removing restrictions between American and Asian ports and Spain. Some other reforms include favorable conditions to the North American region of Louisiana, and changes to the coffee and gold industry. The reforms, however, were still protective of Spanish national production, and proved insufficient to palliate the discontent of the colonies and actually updating the anachronistic system. Copies in large-paper as this, and with a royal binding are uncommon, and were probably issued for presentation to high-government officials. Provenance: ex libris “Junta delegada del Tesoro artistico, libros depositados en la Biblioteca Nacional, Procedencia Roque Pidal”. The library of Dr. Michael Mathes, his stamp on verso of title page. Palau, 255843. Sabin, 68890. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opuscoli Scelti sulle Scienze (Bände 1 bis 3 (von 22)).

      Mailand, Marelli, 1778/80. - Tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie, e dalle altre Collezioni Filosofiche e Letterarie, dalle Opere più recenti inglesi, tedesche, francesi, latine, italiane e da manoscritti originali, e inediti. Mit 26 teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln, Lederbände der Zeit (Band 1. und 2.), schlichter Pappband der Zeit (Band 3.), 25,5 x 20 cm, Einbände berieben und bestossen, innen sauber. Die ersten drei Jahrgänge dieses interessanten italienischen wissenschaftlichen Magazins mit Beiträgen namhafter Autoren (u.a. John Strange, Adair Crawford, G. Bevilacqua, B. Carminati, J. Hermann, G. A. Scopoli, A. Volta). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem, appellés depuis Chevaliers de Rhodes et aujourd\'hui Chevaliers de Malthe [...]. Nouvelle edition, augmentée des Status de l‘Ordre, & des noms des Chevaliers. 7 Bände.

      Paris, Leclerc, 1778. Kl.-8°. Zus. ca. 3100 S., Marmor. Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Deckelbordüren, Rückenverg., je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, Stehkantenverg. u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Bedeutende Geschichte des Malteser-Ritterordens mit den Statuten und Namen. - Die dekorativen Einbände leicht berieben u. bestoßen. Vorderdeckeln m. Nummernschildchen. Titelbll. gestempelt. Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Vgl. Brunet V, 1149; Ebert 23532 u. Graesse VII, 288. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Vertot, Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem, appellés depuis Chevaliers de Rhodes et aujourd\'hui Chevaliers de Malthe, Malteser, Ritterorden, Malta

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      CHEZ P.FR.DIDOT 1778 - R300112200: XXXVI + 568 pages + 655 pages + 520 pages + 776 pages - tranches rosées - contre plats jaspés - dos à 5 nerfs - titre,tomaison et caissons dorés sur le dos - 3 photos disponibles. M.MACQUER Docteur en Médecine de la Faculté de Paris, de l'Académie des Sciences, de la Société Royale de Médecine, Professeur de Chymie au Jardin du Roi etc - TOME 1 : A-E - TOME 2 : E-M - TOME 3 : N-S - TOME 4 : T-Z. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Vies des Hommes Illustres de Plutarque, Traduites en Francois, avec des Remarques historiques & critiques, par M. Dacier, de l'Academie Royale des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres, etc. Tome Premier: Les Vies de Thésée, de Romulus, de Lycurgue, de Numa Pompilius; Tome Second: Les Vies de Solon, de Publicola, de Themistocle, de Camillus, de Périclès, de Fabius Maximus; Tome Troisieme: Les Vies d'Alcibiade, de Coriolan, de Timoléon, de Paul-Emile, de Pélopidas, de Marcellus; Tome Quatrieme: Les Vies d'Aristide, de Caton le Censeur, de Philopoemen, de Flaminius, de Pyrrhus, de Marius; Tome Cinquieme: Les Vies de Lysandre, de Sylla, de Cimon, de Lucullus, de Nicias; Tome Sixieme: Les Vies de Crassus, de Sertorius, D Eumenes, d Agésilas, de Pom

      Paris: Chez Nyon ainé, rue Saint-Jean-de-Beauvais, 1778 - 480/516/530/497/439/495/428/520/459/512/432/442 S. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, OHalbleder mit goldgeprägtem Lederrückenschild, Einbände leicht berieben, Einbandkanten leicht berieben, Kapitale leicht bestossen, Schnitt leicht verstaubt, innen vereinzelt gering braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut. Nouvelle Edition, revue & corrigée, 12 Bände.

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        Les oeuvres de Séneque le philosophe [Ensemble] Essai sur la vie et les écrits de Séneque

      First edition of the translation of La Grange. Volume VII contains the essay on Seneca's life Diderot who also appears in the original. Chez les frères De Bure A Paris 1778 - 1779 In-12 (9,5x17cm) (4) xxviij, 406pp. et (4) 640pp. et (4) 460pp. et (4) 496pp. et (4) 528pp. et (4) 611pp. (5) et (4) 519pp. (5) 7 tomes en 7 volumes reliés

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        Wegweiser zur Verfertigung der Artillerierisse. Nebst einem beygefügten Artillerielexicon.

      Augsburg Klett 1778 - (17 x 10,5 cm). 119 S. Mit 8 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen Werkes über Kanonen, Mörser und Haubitzen. - Voch (1728-1783), Architekt und Ingenieur in Augsburg, galt als guter praktischer Baumeister und verfasste u.a. zahlreiche Werke zum Wasser-, Brücken- und Straßenbau. Im ersten Teil des vorliegenden Werkes beschreibt er das Zeichnen von Geschützen und Lafetten. Im zweiten Teil erklärt er die für die Artillerie wichtigen Begriffe. - Titel mit überklebtem unteren Rand. Einband gering fleckig. Insgesamt sauber und wohlerhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Kunst Sonnenuhren auf das Papier oder eine Mauer zu zeichnen. Durch Hülfe des jeglichen Orts gewöhnlichen Werkmaaßes, oder auch mittelst des Halbzirkels.

      Augsburg, Verlag Matthäus Riegers sel. Söhnen 1778; EA; ca 17x11 cm; 45 (3) Seiten mit 7 Kupfertafeln und 7 (plus eine unnummerierte) Tabellen; Halbledereinband mit Rückenschild (Einband leicht berieben und stärker bestoßen, an den Kapitalen oben und unten rückseitig 2 kleine Fehlstellen des Lederbezugs, Widmung auf Vorsatzblatt; sonst guter Zustand) ANGEBUNDEN: VOCH, Lukas; Untersuchung der wahren und falschen Bauüberschlägen. Nebst einer Anweisung wie sich die Bauenden dargegen sicher stellen können. Allen Bauherren gewiedmet. (EA); Augsburg, Verlag Matthäus Riegers sel. Söhnen 1778; 68 (2) Seiten. [Plädoyer für einen gerechten Kostenvoranschlag und eine faire Planung beim Hausbau - SELTEN) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bauwesen; Technik

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        Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768. With the Carver map relied on by Benjamin Franklin in Treaty of Paris negotiations of the western boundary of the United States.

      Printed for the Author; and sold by J. Walter and S. Crowder,, London: 1778 - The first edition of the detailed journal of Jonathan Carver, of the British exploration of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi region, which includes the map used by Benjamin Franklin in negotiations with the British for the boundaries of the new United States. Carver explored and documented an area further west than any British explorer had previously traveled and his journal includes the first published use of the word "Oregon".The volume complete with plates and large folding maps, the first titled 'A New Map of North America, From the Latest Discoveries 1778', and the second, taken from Carver's manuscript map, titled 'A Plan of Captain Carver's Travels in the Interior Parts of North America in 1766 and 1767'. This map was relied upon by Benjamin Franklin as a delegate to the Paris negotiations with the British to determine the western boundary of the United States for the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War. The source of the Mississippi was of crucial importance to the Americans in establishing the western boundary of the new United States; Carver's map in this volume shows White Bear Lake as the source of the Mississippi. The Treaty of Paris conceded the trans Appalachian area to the new country; for the British this concession was made with a view to creating a major trading partner. Jonathan Carver (1710 - 1780), British mapmaker and draftsman, was third in command of an expedition to find a Northwest Passage to the Pacific, departing from Boston in 1766, and headed for Fort Michilimackinac in the Great Lakes. Carver was appointed to the expedition by Major Robert Rogers, the newly appointed governor commandant of British Fort Michilimackinac. From there the expedition proceeded to the Minnesota River, where Carver met and befriended the "Naudowessies" (Dakotas), spending the winter and recording their way of life in his journal. Carver eventually returned to the east, and not securing funds to publish his journal, sailed for Britain.In London, Carver ended up self publishing his Travels in 1778, where it became an instant best seller, and where at some point Benjamin Franklin as American ambassador in Paris acquired the copy which contained the map he relied upon in his negotiations with the British.8vo, [20], xvi, 543,[1]pp. 2 folding engraved maps, 4 engraved plates. Manuscript marginalia included through out the volume but unfortunately the name of the author of the comments has been excised from the top of the title page, only visible in the offset and from some bleed through. Included are short vocabularies of Chippeway and Naudowessie language. Modern full calf, raised bands, title piece on spine. First edition of this landmark work on the exploration of the American West. Howes, C215; Sabin 11184; Streeter III,1772. OCLC: 228758451. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Persecucion contra la religion christiana, y martirio que padecieron en la provincia de Fokien en la China cinco religiososo Dominicos

      1778 - Rare work on the martyrdom of Dominican Priests in China. 1778. Valencia. Benito Monfort. In 4to (200 mm x 140 mm). 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + engraved frontispiece + 287 + 2 [blank]. Half vellum over boards, lettering pieces to spine, tooled in gilt. Scattered foxing, some damp to title page, else very good. First edition. Early eyewitness account by Francisco Serrano, one of the martyrs, of the martyrdom suffered along with four Priests doing missionary work in China. The work profits from an engraved plate by Mariano Brandi and Josef Camaron, picturing the five Dominican martyrs in prayer (Serrano, Sanz, Alcober, Diaz, and Royo), with Sanz portrayed with a sword through his head. It includes a historical review of the progress of the faith in China, as well as the Rites Controversy, and the Apostolic See´s constitutions forbidding it. The martyrs are Serrano, Sanz, Alcober, Diaz, and Royo; they were all declared Martyrs by Pious VI, in 1777. The attribution to Serrano is somewhat contested, often given as Sanz´. Palau 223830. Not in Cordier, Sinica. Not in Lust. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des maladies et des opérations réellement chirurgicales de la bouche, et des parties qui y corrispondent. Suivi de Notes, d'Observations & de Consultations intéressantes, tant anciennes que modernes

      chez Valleyre, A Paris 1778 - 2 voll. in-8° (213x130mm), pp.(4), XLVIII, 535, (1) di errata; (4), 662, (2); legatura coeva m. pelle con dorsi lisci adorni di titolo e tomaison in oro su doppio tassello rosso, filetti e fregi floreali in oro. Piatti marmorizzati. 7 tavole incise su rame f.t. raffiguranti patologie della bocca (anche deformanti e grottesche) e strumenti chirurgici atti ad intervenire su di esse. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale di questo importante trattato di chirurgia odontoiatrica del Jourdain (Parigi, 1734-ivi, 1816). L'opera, che in francese apparve in quest'unica edizione, fu tradotta in tedesco nel 1784 ed in inglese due distinte volte (Baltimora, 1849 e Philadelphia, 1851 .Si tratta del primo libro di chirurgia odontoiatrica ad avere larga influenza sia in Europa che in America, facendo scuola per quasi un secolo. The first specialist book on oral surgery. The first volume deals with diseases of the maxilla; and the second, with the diseases of the mandible. Jourdain was particularly expert in diseases of the maxillary sinus and describes all forms of inflammation, and cystic and tumourous alterations of the sinuses. The appendix to Volume one deals with specific problems exclusive to oral surgery and quotes for the first time case histories of other physicians. (Garrison–Morton) Il Jourdain, dopo un'iniziale attività da chirurgo svolta con intenti filantropici, dal 1755 esercitò la professione dentistica, formandosi alla scuola di Lécluse. Il s'acquit bientôt une grande réputation par ses lumières, et par sa pratique dans sa profession. il a inventé quelques instruments, entre autres un pour l'opération de la pierre, et un pour l'extirpation des polypes dans l'arrière-bouche (Beuchot in Michaud, Biographie Universelle, XXII; pp. 55-56). Blake, p. 237. Garrison–Morton, 3676.1. Wellcome, III, p. 367. Weinberger, Dental Bibliography, p. 75. Weinberger, History of Dentistry, Vol. I, p. 315. Guerini, A History of Dentistry (1909), pp. 311–313. Hoffmann-Axthelm, History of Dentistry, pp. 214-215. Crowley, 806. Lufkin, A History of Dentistry, p 252. David, p. 153. Michaud, cit. Francese [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Constituciones, y ordenanzas, para el regimen y govierno del Hospital Real, y general de los indios de esta Nueva España, mandadas guardar por S.M. en Real Cédula de 27 de Octubre ... de 1776.

      Mexico: Impresas ... en la Nueva Oficina Madrileña de D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros Folio (28 cm; 9"). [17] ff., 64, [2], 6 p.. 1778 Just over a decade after the fall of the Aztec empire to the Spanish, Fray Pedro de Gante, with the help of other Franciscan missionaries, founded in 1532 the first or the second hospital exclusively for the treatment of Indians. (The exact dates of the establishment of this hospital and that founded by Vasco de Quiroga are still to be determined.) It operated as the only such hospital with royal sponsorship, and that from the very beginning, but without a formal, written constitution until 1778. This is the first printing of the thirteen treatises that compose the document. They address every phase of the hospital's operation — the roles of surgeons, doctors, chaplains, administrators, majordomo, porters, aides, and so on. There is also a very informative historical introduction. One must question whether this was a blueprint or a document that was actually put into effect. In any case, reading it and reading between its lines offers great insight into the basic structure, personnel, and operation of the hospital. The work is printed in large roman type and bears the engraved coat of arms of the king, signed by Benavides, on the title-page. The text contains two large historiated woodcut initials and one large woodcut headpiece. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three copies in the U.S. Recased in old vellum; a few short tears to the edges of the title-leaf, repaired. Else very good.

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        Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, the British Conchology; containing the descriptions and other particulars of natural history of the shells of Great Britain and Ireland./ La Conchologie Britannique...

      London, printed for the Author..., 1778. 4to (300 x 235mm). pp. xii, (2), 254, vii, (1) with 17 engraved hand-coloured plates. Contemporary calf, old rebacking with gilt lettered label. Printed in English and French in parallel columns. This rather uncommon work was issued with plain as well as coloured plates. The list of subscribers lists 111 subscribers, indicating coloured and plain copies. 22 were Fellows of the Royal Society, the list of names gives some measure of his rehabilitation. The work is dedicated to Sir Ashton Lever who surely must have bought many specimens from da Costa and he may have helped him in other ways. Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791) was imprisoned for embezzling the Royal Society while serving as a clerk.//B.M.(N.H.)I, 389; See also P.J.P. Whitehead, Emanuel Mendes da Costa... 'Bull. Br. Mus (Nat. Hist.) Historical series 6, 1'.

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        Eyn feyner kleyner Almanach Vol schönerr echterr liblicherr Volckslieder, lustigerr Reyen unndt kleglicherr Mordgeschichte, gesungen von Gabriel Wunderlich weyl. Benkelsengernn zu Dessaw, hrsg. von Dan. Seuberlich, Schustern tzu Ritzmück ann der Elbe. 2 Jahrgänge (alles) in einem Band. 176 (recte 174) S.; XVI, 158 S. Mit 2 wiederh. Frontisp. von Daniel Chodowiecki, zahlreichen Vignetten und Musiknoten. 12°. Etwas späterer Halblederbd mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin und Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1777-1778. - Erste (einzige) Auflage des äußerst seltenen Almanachs, als Satire auf Goethes, Herders, Bürgers und anderer Bemühungen um Volkslied und Volksdichtung gedacht. Die Sammlung enthält 64 Volkslieder, die aus dem Nürnberger ‚Bergkreyen‘ von 1547 und Einblattdrucken zusammengetragen sind. Die zahlreichen beigegebenen Melodien sind teils Volksmelodien, teils von Fr. Reichardt und Fr. Nicolai selbst erfunden. Veranlassung zu diesem Scherz gab Bürgers Aufsatz „Herzensaufguß über Volkspoesie" im ‚Deutschen Museum‘, in dem Bürger versuchte, das Volkslied als Vorbild jeder Dichtung schlechthin zu proklamieren. Demgegenüber unterscheidet Nicolai zwischen ‚hoher‘ und ‚niederer‘ Poesie und wendet sich gegen Bürgers angeblich intellektuell anempfundene Volkstümlichkeit. Ungewollt hat Nicolai jedoch sehr schöne Lieder überliefert, die wohl sonst verloren gegangen wären. Schon Achim von Arnim meinte, Nicolai habe in dieser Sammlung die schönsten Volkslieder in deutscher Sprache herausgegeben. Das schöne Kupfer von Chodowiecki stellt dar, wie Meister Gabriel, Schuster und Meistersinger, der an seinen Volksliedern erstickte, als Geist nachtwandeln muss. – Schönes, nur gelegentlich leicht fleckiges Exemplar. – Goed. IV 1, 501, 15; Hayn/G. 153 und VIII 173; Engelmann 167; Bauer 300. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de Chymie, contenant la Théorie et la Pratique de cette Science, son Application á la Physique, à l'Histoire naturelle, à la Médiciné, & aux Arts dépendans de la Chymie. Seconde Edition, revue & considérablement augmentée. 4 vols.

      Paris, Fr. Didot, 1778. 8vo. In four nice uniform contemporary sprinckled full calf bindings with five raised bands and richly gilt spines. Hinges with wear, otherwise a fine set. XXXVII, (3), 568 pp.; (4), 208, 207-302,305-655, (1) pp.; (4),520, (1) [errata] pp.; (4),333, (1), 335-336, (1), 336-776 pp. Complete with half titles in volume I-III, not called for in volume IV.. The genuine second edition - but fifth appearance - of Macquer's landmark work "which may be regarded as the first scientific work of its class." (Ferguson I:p.60). "Although designiated as the second edition on each title page, this is the fifth appearance of the Dictionnaire in the French language. It is the genuine second edition as written by Marcquer, whose name now appears on the title and whose reputation had by this greatly increased. An important addition is the 168-page article on gas, a topic that was almost entirely new and had not been mentioned in the first edition. While the number of articles remains almost the same, the work, is nearly twice as long owing to the inclusion of an up-to date account of chemistry and much new material." (Neville, vol. 2, p. 113)."By far the most important of Macquer's works: there had been technical dictionaries before but this was the first dictionary of theoretical and general chemistry; its success soon produced many imitators". (Duveen)

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        La Ville De Rome Ou Description Abregée De Cette Superbe Ville Divisée En Quatre Volumes [par Domenico Magnan]. Et ornée de 425 planches en taille douce. Tome II . Contenant la description du III Quartier de Colomne.

      Rome : Imprimerie Casaletti ; Monaldini, Bouchard et Gravier, Settari 1778 - Gutes Exemplar der Erstausgabe. Teil 2 ( von insgesamt 4 Bänden ). Der dekorative Einband mit geringen Altersspuren, die Kupfer in schönen und kräftigen Abdrucken. Die Kupfer zeigen meist antike Flachreliefs von römischen Gebäuden mit Themen aus der römischen Geschichte , aber auch einige Abbildungen von Tempeln, Grundrisse und einen Plan des Viertels Colonna. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 2°. Titelblatt mit gest. Zierleiste, 5 Bl. , 78 Bl. mit insgesamt 146 Kupfern. Ganzlederband d.Z. auf 6 Bünden mit 2 Lederrückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Heilige Benedikt" originaler Kupferstich/copper engraving ca.58x35cm (Darstellung/image size) von Francesco Petrucci (1660 - 1719) und Cosimo Mogalli (1667-1730) nach einem Gemälde von Veronese auf Bütten-papier/laid paper (71x46cm)

      - unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte bezeichnet; aus dem äußerst seltenen Galeriewerk: Raccolta di quadri dipinti dai piu famosi pennelli e posseduti da S.A.R. Pietro Leopoldo arciduca d'Austria; Florenz 1778 [Sehr kräftiger und frischer Abzug, lediglich am unteren rechten Eck leicht braunrandig. Condition: strong pressure, wide margins. The rare and decorative copper engraving in a very good condition only the lower right margin a little bit brown stained.]

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        Seiner Kurfürstlichen Durchleucht von der Pfalz Kriegs Reglement vor Dero samtliche Infanterie von dem Jahr 1778

      Added engraved title in first vol. with arms of Karl Theodor & 24 folding engraved plates. 323, [5] pp.; 219, [7] pp.; 151, [9] pp. Three parts in two vols. 8vo, cont. fine sheep, spines richly gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Mannheim: Gedruckt in der Hof- und Akademie-Buchdruckerei, 1778. First edition of this series of training instructions issued on behalf of Karl Theodor (1724-99), Count Palatine and Duke of Bavaria, for all the infantry under his command. These instructions became the standard throughout much of Germany for many years. The handsome plates depict various formations and maneuvers, designs for encampments, tents, etc. Very fine and pretty set from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. .

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      CHEZ DESAINT & SAILLANT 1778 - R300111200: XVI + 486 + 485 + 496 + 486 + 501 + 488 + 567 + 478 + 612 + 476 + 515 + 558 + 530 + 474 + 446 + 461 + 458 + 468 + 478 + 468 + 476 + 467 + 480 + 469 + 462 + 478 + 509 + 488 + 488 + 297 + 224 pages - contre plats jaspés - tranches rosées - dos à 5 nerfs - titre,tomaison et caissons dorés sur le dos - relié plein cuir - 8 photos disponibles. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        @"Epithomo historico-medico-politico em que se referem as honras, as estimações, e as liberalidades, que todos Principes do Mundo despenarão com os medicos dos seus respectivos tempos . . ." Manuscript on paper, in Portuguese.

      , , @Ca. 1778.. 8°, contemporary crushed crimson morocco, heavily gilt with floral motif in center and at the corners of each cover and a roll-tooled border; spine gilt in compartments with a small floral tool; edges gilt and gauffered. Two very small scraped areas on upper cover and a few pinpoint wormholes at head and foot of spine, otherwise very fresh. Written in ink, in a number of different hands (elegant and legible) of the late eighteenth century. Very fine internally. In fine condition. Old (contemporary?) library stamp of the Dukes of Lafões on title-page. (9 ll., first 2 blank), 11-37, 37-479, 1-225 pp., (1 blank l.); i.e., 707 written pages in all. *** One of the most copiously informative histories of medicine ever written, this @unpublished eighteenth-century "epitome" is no mere summary. It gives a critical account of the whole development of medicine, and more particularly of the medical profession, concentrating on the three centuries between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Given that medical history on such a grand scale as this had just begun around 1700 with Leclerc, it seems likely that Moraes Soares' manuscript is among the first Portuguese contributions to comprehensive medical historiography - perhaps the first such. Aside from this, the manuscript represents an unpublished eighteenth-century text by a physician of some standing, dedicated to and from the library of one of Portugal's great Enlightenment figures. Manoel de Moraes Soares was born in Coimbra in 1727 and died in 1800 or 1801 in Lisbon, where he was an established scientific rapporteur and litterateur. His Portuguese translation of the fables of Phaedrus (@Fabulas de Phedro) was published in 1785, and popular enough for a second edition to be published in 1805. In the medical sphere, Moraes Soares published only two works. One was a translation of La Condamine's work on smallpox vaccination, issued in 1762 as @Memoria sobre a inoculaçam das bexigas (OCLC 14314743, at Yale University-Medical Library and the National Library of Medicine). In 1760, Moraes Soares published @Memorial critico-medico, historico-physico-mechanico, whose title suggests that its contents are similar to the "Epithome historico-medico-politico." However, the @Memorial is only 84 pp. long (OCLC 7978639, at the National Library of Medicine and the Newberry Library). We estimate that this manuscript was written some two decades later than the @Memorial. The most recent date mentioned in the text is 1771, in connection with the intriguing career of the notorious but progressive J.F. Struensee as a royal minister in Denmark. Several other events from the 1750s and 1760s are recorded, and the maps cited are mid-century ones that were standard in the third quarter of the eighteenth century. The dedication supports a date in the late 1770s. The dedicatee, the second Duke of Lafões (see Provenance), was in self-imposed exile during the long dictatorship of the Marquês de Pombal (1750-1777); this manuscript's dedication surely dates from after his return. From the author's praise in the dedication of the Duke's "sabia errecção de huma Accademia nova," we judge that the work was written just before the Academia Real das Ciências was chartered by D. Maria I in 1779. This theory is supported by the author's omission from the title-page of any mention of the Academy, or of any rank attained by the Duke of Lafões after 1779. The near-encyclopedic "Epithomo" notes the contributions to healing of the monastic orders and credits the Moors with the benefits they brought to science during their Iberian hegemony, giving many particulars of the work of physicians of various faiths under the Caliphate. Though there is also much on individual cures, drugs and doctors, the words "historico-medico-politico" in the title accurately reflect the author's concern for the standing of medical science in different communities. Moraes Soares also treats public health measures and the state of health of the population in general, and tries to indicate the level of education in medical and other sciences. In his highly detailed "Lista Geographica" (the final section of 225 pages), Moraes Soares catalogues the world's educational and medical institutions. Compiled with great thoroughness, it covers all four major continents, specifying even the maps consulted (by Bellin, Deslisle, Buache and d'Anville). He includes hospitals and secondary schools as well as universities with medical or scientific faculties, for which he sets out to give the date of foundation, number of colleges and number of professors. Latin America is prominently represented, with institutions listed in Mexico, Central America, the Spanish Main and Peru. For Brazil, Moraes Soares cites schools in Maranhão, Olinda, Recife, Salvador, Espírito Santo, São Sebastião and São Paulo. In what is now the United States he mentions only the College of William and Mary, misplacing it to Jamestown, Virginia, but lists hospitals in New Orleans and Philadelphia. A hospital is also listed in Montreal. The present work stands out for its full and sympathetic assessment of the medical pioneers of the modern age, such as Fallopio and Malpighi in Italy, William Harvey in England, Reynier de Graaf and Frederik Ruysch in Holland, and royal physicians in France, Germany, Denmark and England. Moraes Soares always refers precisely to each practitioner's specialty or contribution, and marks his place in medical progress surefootedly. He gives a critical yet friendly view, not otherwise attainable, of the state of medicine at the height of the Enlightenment, and gives it largely without nationalist bias. @Provenance: The second Duke of Lafões, D. João Carlos de Bragança Sousa Ligne Tavares Mascarenhas da Silva (1719-1806), was of the closest possible affinity to the royal house: his father was the legitimized son of D. Pedro II. A nobleman of great talent and public spirit, he led the aristocratic opposition to Pombal, living outside Portugal during most of Pombal's reign. In the quarter-century after Pombal's fall he became one of the dominant public figures. He was appointed Counselor of War in 1780, Counselor of State in 1796, and Marshall-General of the Portuguese armies. A man of great culture and scientific appreciation and a witty and generous patron, the Duke assisted both Gluck and Mozart during his absence from Portugal. Immediately upon his return he formed the Academy of Sciences, in order to assure Portugal the benefits of the philosophic enlightenment (whose absence Moraes Soares several times bemoans). *** See Innocêncio VI, 67 and XVI, 273 on the author, and Silvestre Ribeiro, @História dos estabelecimentos científicos volumes II & V.

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        La Richesse de la Hollande, Ouvrage dans lequel on expose l'origine du Commerce & de la Puissance des Hollandois ; l'accroissement successif de leur Commerce & de leur Navigation ; les causes qui ont contribué à leurs progrès, celles qui tendent à les détruire ; & les moyens qui peuvent servir à les relever.

      aux dépens de la Compagnie, A Londres 1778 - 2 vol. in-8 de XXII-518-(2) pp. et VI-516 pp., veau havane, dos orné à nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige et vert (reliure de l'époque). Première édition in-8 publiée l'année de l'originale in-4. Selon Quérard (I, 5), cet ouvrage est attribué à Accarias de Serionne en société avec Elie Luzac. Il traite de considérations économiques et historiques sur les ressources hollandaises. C'est en examinant successivement les sources et les modifications dues aux siècles, des causes physiques, morales (à savoir : politiques, fiscales et juridiques), et extérieures (progrès de l'agriculture, du commerce et de la navigation) que l'auteur conclut à la décadence de ce commerce. La révocation de l'Édit de Nantes aurait fait passer en Hollande nombre de familles françaises et aurait été un facteur de son essor démographique. INED, 13 et 2987 bis ; Einaudi, II, 4767 ; Kress, B, 96 ; Sabin, 79236 (pour l'édition originale). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Compendio da prodigiosa vida, exemplares virtudes, e portentosos milagres do proto-santo de todo o Reino do Algarve, e novo thaumaturgo de Portugal, o glorioso S. Gonçalo de Lagos, da esclarecida Ordem do Grande Patriarca Santo Agostinho, da antiquissima Provincia de Portugal. Do culto immemorial, e diligencias para a sua Beatificação, e Canonização. Escrito por hum devoto P.D.S.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1778. - 8°, contemporary mottled sheep (slight wear), spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments (lettering piece gone from second compartment from head; small wormhole near foot), text block edges sprinkled red. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the saint. Very good condition overall. Bookplate of Padre Manoel Correia, Ponte de Lima. Frontispiece portrait, vi, 207, (3) pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. São Gonçalo de Lagos (ca. 1360-1422), an Augustinian hermit beatified by Pope Pius VI in 1778, became the patron saint of Torres Vedras, where he had been Prior of the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Graça for a span of 10 years. He also became the patron of fishermen in the Algarve.Frei Pedro de Sousa (1773-1779) was an Augustinian hermit. *** @Imprensa Nacional p. 111 (cited without author or any other information aside from a partial title, with the word "santo" spelled "sancto"; not in the collection-archive of the Imprensa Nacional). Innocêncio II, 93 (without mention of the portrait, and giving Fr. Agostinho da Silva as a possible author); VI, 447-8 (identifying Fr. Pedro de Sousa as the author; still without mention of the portrait). Martinho da Fonseca p, [149] without collation or publisher. Guerra Andrade p. 212 (refers to Martinho da Fonseca, without any additional information). Porbase locates five copies, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates a single copy at British Library. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copies cited by Porbase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Holwell\'s merkwürdige historische Nachrichten von Hindostan und Bengalen nebst einer Beschreibung der Religionslehren, der Mythologie, Kosmogonie, Fasten und Festtage der Gentoos und einer Abhandlung über die Metempsychose. Aus dem Englischen. Mit Anmerkungen, und einer Abhandlung über die Religion und Philosophie der Indier begleitet von J.F.Kleuker.

      Leipzig, Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1778. 1.Auflage, XVI, 610 Seiten, mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette und zwei mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 8°, ca. 18 x 11,4 cm. , Hardcover/Pappeinband mit handschriftlichen Rückenschild, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, leicht fleckig, einige wenige Textanstreichungen, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand Indien, Asien

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        1814 Harmony in Greek of the Gosels with notes by William Newcome - 1st Edition

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

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      London: Printed for and sold by Carington Bowles, 1778. Near fine. Matted and framed to 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches. Not examined out of the frame. A handsome view of colonial Philadelphia, printed by the mapmaker Carington Bowles in London in 1778, showing the city as it looked in 1752. The Bowles view is based on the earlier drawing made by George Heap (the famous "Scull and Heap" view), though Bowles fails to credit Heap in any way. This was issued as a companion piece to Bowles' view of New York, issued at the same time. Both were of great topical interest because of the Revolution. Snyder writes: "Probably the most decorative of all the reissues of Scull and Heap's 1754 EAST PROSPECT of Philadelphia .... published by Carington Bowles of London during the British occupation of Philadelphia. It is of better quality and a more ambitious as well as larger work than the LONDON MAGAZINE reissue of 1761. Bowles operated a print 'warehouse' in the shadow of St. Paul's Church. His was a sharp eye, for he was able to acquire the original drawing made by George Heap that had been transported to London with such difficulty twenty-five years earlier. He stated in the new print that it was prepared directly from that source - a claim of greater merit than simply copying an earlier engraving." Snyder further notes that all copies of this view appear colored, and that this is the first state, so noted by the date of Jan. 1, 1778 in the caption. The caption includes a key labeling fourteen different places along the shoreline, including the State House, several churches, the court house, the Quaker meeting house, and several individual streets. Christ Church is the highest steeple pictured, almost directly in the center of the image, with the State House to its left and the Presbyterian Church to its right. A handsome, early view of Philadelphia. SNYDER 100, fig. 61, p.120. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 101.

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        Der Apostel Markus" originaler Kupferstich/copper engraving ca.65x41cm (Darstellung/image size) von Francesco Petrucci (1660 - 1719) und Francesco Antonio Lorenzini (1655–1740) nach einem Gemälde von Fra Bartolommeo auf Bütten-papier/laid paper (73x44cm)

      - unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte bezeichnet; aus dem äußerst seltenen Galeriewerk: Raccolta di quadri dipinti dai piu famosi pennelli e posseduti da S.A.R. Pietro Leopoldo arciduca d'Austria; Florenz 1778 [Sehr kräftiger und frischer Abzug. Condition: strong pressure, wide margins. The rare and decorative copper engraving in a very good condition.]

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        7 Botany copperplates.

      [1778]. Plate no 1-7: Linnean System. Orders of Flowers. + Plate 8 and 9: Tourneforts System. General Caracters of Flowers and Genera of Plants. In all 9 loose plates in folio-format. Plate No 1 with some browning at edges and with 2 repairs. Pinholes in corners.. From Encycl. Britannica. 2nd edition. 1778. Catalogue of the Works of Linnæus no 681 A

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        De CL Psalmen benevens de lofzangen in de gereformeerde kerk in gebruik, voor den zang gevariëerd. Gesteld op de G sleutel met een besijfferde bas door eene zeer kundige hand voor `t orgel, clavecimbaal, de fiool, fluit en andere instrumenten

      Amsterdam : Loveringh & Allard en M. de Bruyn, 1778. - 8 S., (Titel, verso blanco, 2 S. Vorwort, 3 S. Naamlijst der Intekenaren, 1 S. Voorzang), 188 S. Quer-4to. HLdr. d. Zt. Deckel gering berieben. Rand oben knapp beschnitten, Verlust an Paginierung Vorwort. Für Orgel/Klavier mit oder ohne Text. Sehr seltener Sammlung. RISM A/I AN 2259 kann nur ein Expl. nachweisen (in NL At).Versand D: 4,00 EUR cembalo music, collections, illustration, Klavier, organ music, Cembalo Musik, collections, illustration, Klavier, Orgelmusik; Musik Orgel Tasten- und Balginstrumente

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        Bloemstilleven naar Jan van Huysum, 1778.

      "A Flower Piece', mezzotint vervaardigd door Richard Earlom naar het ontwerp van Jan van Huysum, uitgegeven door John Boydell te Londen 25 juni 1778. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (afb.): 40 x 50,5 cm. Afm. (lijst): 68 x 88 cm.Bloemstilleven in een barokke vaas versierd met putti. Van Huysum bracht het in de 18de eeuw zeer geliefde genre van bloemstilleven tot nieuwe hoogten. In plaats van de gebruikelijke donkere achtergrond gebuikte hij een lichtgekleurde met een parklandschap, zodat het lijkt alsof de bloemen buiten op een balustrade staan. Vlinders fladderen rond het prachtig gecomponeerde boeket, een nestje met eieren ligt op de rand naast de vaas. Het stuk is uiterst getrouw naar de natuur weergegeven, geen vlekje, dauwdruppel of insect ontbreekt.Immerzeel schrijft in 1843: "Van Huijsum (1682-1749) is tot aan de uiterste grenzen der kunstwereld bekend als de eerste bloem- en vruchtschilder, die bestaan heeft.' Hierin ontwikkelde hij "zijne weêrgalooze genie. Hij vond te meer toejuiching en aanmoediging, omdat er in die dagen zoo hartstogtelijk werk gemaakt werd van schoone en zeldzame bloemen. De liefhebbers en kweekers van bloemen en vruchten te Haarlem, bevlijtigden zich om hem de uitgelezenste bloemen en fruiten toe te zenden. Hij wist deze keurige voortbrengselen in zijne altijd rijke ordonnanties oordeelkundig en met den meesten smaak onderling zaam te schikken, en niet zoo als zijne voorgangeren plagten te doen, dezelve altijd tegen donkere achtergronden te schilderen.' "Zijne schilderijen, die als om strijd tot opluistering van alle vorstelijke galerijen gezocht werden, kostten bij zijn leven reeds duizend en anderhalf duizend gulden.'Earlom (1743-1822) was in zijn tijd een toonaangevende Britse mezzotint graveur. Hij graveerde naar tekeningen van Claude Lorrain en maakte portretten naar oude meesters als Rembrandt, Poussin, Guercino en Rubens. Naast werk van Van Huijsum, reproduceerde hij andere belangrijke bloemenschilders als Jan van Os en Robert John Thornton.Het schilderij van Jan van Huysum waarnaar deze mezzotint werd vervaardigd, zat oorspronkelijk in de collectie van Sir Robert Walpole (de eerste premier van Groot Brittannië) en is later, in 1779, door zijn kleinzoon verkocht aan Catharina de Grote en hangt thans in de Hermitage.Prijs: € 2.250,- (incl. lijst).

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