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        Vaso di marmo

      1778. Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1778, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, impressa sulla tipica carta coeva pesante, con filigrana "scudo con leone rampante", contromarca della filigrana "Bracciano" (Robison 59, databile tra il 1770 ed il 1790), con ampli margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Il vaso fu ritrovato nel 1702, sempre a Villa Adriana, appartenente alla collezione Hayward, dedicato al Cavalier Maria Carlo Giuseppe di Pougens. Vasi Candelabri Cippi Sarcophagi Tripodi Lucerne ed ornamenti antichi.. L'opera può essere considerata come un'aggiunta alla Diverse maniere d'adornare i camini, uscita nove anni prima, ed è un compendio di suppellettili romane, scelte tra le diverse membra dell'antichità. Apparsa postuma alla morte dell'artista nel 1778, contiene alcuni fogli del figlio Francesco, e può ritenenersi come il completamento del nuovo linguaggio neo - antico del Piranesi. Le forme che vengono scelte dall'artista furono il prototipo ideale dell'arredamento tra Sette e Ottocento, anticipando il neoclassicismo, ed ebbero un grande eco in tutta Europa, specialmente nei paesi anglosassoni. Tuttavia sembra palese che in questa opera, al contrario di quanto proposto nei Camini, egli non volesse proporre un modello ornamentale, ma sia semplicemente un suo omaggio frutto della rimeditazione sugli avanzi della grandezza imperiale di Roma. L'immediato successo della serie, nella sensibilità romantica dell'Europa napoleonica, vede trasformarsi queste are, lucerne, tripodi in modelli di legno, ceramica o metallo, creando un gusto d'arredamento domestico ispirato dagli ordini classici. Da sottolineare pure la grande importanza, dal punto di vista archeologico, delle singole opere. Il Piranesi infatti indica sempre l'ubicazione dei reperti da lui rappresentati, fornendo in alcuni casi anche la provenienza, creando un vero e proprio catalogo dei reperti archeologici. Etching and engraving, circa 1778, signed at lower right. Magnificent proof, with good contrast and sharp details, printed on contemporary laid paper, with "Bracciano" watermark (Robison 59), wide margins, in very good conditions. Focillon 616, Wilton Ely 903 425 670

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        Vaso antico di marmo adornato di eccellenti Sculture, si nella parte anteriore, che nell'opposta le quali rappresentano Fauni e Baccanti... ritrovato l'anno 1771... nel sito detto Pantanello, Luogo compreso nell'antico recinto della Villa Adriana. ...

      1778. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, bulino e puntasecca inserita nell'opera "VASI CANDELABRI CIPPI CARCOFAGI TRIPODI lucerne ed onoramenti antichi - disegn. ed inc. dal Cav. Gio. Batta. Piranesi pubblicati l'anno MDCCLXXIIX". Dedica al Signor Thommasso Moore Slade Cavaliere Inglese Seguace, ed Amatore delle Belle Arti mm 712x360 lastra

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        TRAITÉ D'AMITIÉ ET DE COMMERCE, CONLU ENTRE LE ROI ET LES ÉTATS-UNIS DE L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, LE 6 FEVRIER, 1778.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778. - 23pp. Quarto. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Very good. The official French printing of the first French-American treaty, the first treaty between the United States and any other country, and a decisive moment in the American Revolution. Having struggled to find allies in their fight against England, the fledgling United States achieved recognition from France when news of Burgoyne's defeat reached Paris. In February 1778 the American commissioners, Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and Silas Deane, negotiated both the treaty of amity and commerce, published herein, and a treaty of military alliance. Because France wished to consult with its ally, Spain, the alliance treaty was not immediately published in France, and probably first appeared in print in Philadelphia; the amity and commerce treaty was published immediately, however, first appearing in this Paris edition. France and the United States grant each other most-favored-nation trade status and agree to protect each others' commercial vessels. Both parties also agree to abstain from fishing in each others' waters, with the United States especially agreeing to refrain from fishing on the banks of Newfoundland. Howes records two Paris editions of 1778: this official twenty-three-page printing, and another of eight pages, both of which appear in the NUC, and OCLC records regional printings in Aix and possibly Grenoble. The NUC locates seven copies of this official royal printing. In twenty-five years this is only the second copy of this Paris printing we have handled. A rare edition of a treaty of the greatest importance to the United States, marking its first recognition by another power and the beginning of a relationship crucial to the winning of American independence. BRUNET I:12. MALLOY, p.468. SABIN 96565. HOWES T328. ECHEVERRIA & WILKIE 778/36. STREETER SALE 791.

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        Novae species quadrupedum e glirium ordine cum illustrationibus variis complurium ex hoc ordine animalium.

      Erlangen, Wolfgang Walther, 1778. 4to. (2) + VIII + 388 s. 39 kobberstukne plansjer (hvorav 3 foldet). Samt. helskinnbind med fem oppøyde bind. Rødt skinn tittelfelt. Ryggdekor i gull. Navn på forsatsblad verso. Ryggen litt slitt ved kapitéler. Contemporary full calf with five raised bands. Red leather label. Spine gilt. 39 (3 folding) engraved plates. A little worn at top and bottom of spine. names on front end paper verso.

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        Analytische Dioptrik in zwey Theilen. Der erste enthält die allgemeine Theorie der optischen Werkzeuge: der zweyte die besondere Theorie und vortheilhafteste Einrichtung aller Gattungen von Fernröhren, Spiegelteleskopen, und Mikroskopen.

      Johann Friederich Junius, Leipzig: 1778 - . First edition, dedicated to the famous mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707- 1783). Klügel based his writings on that of Euler’s work on optics. In his parts VII and VIII he deals with the telescope and especially the microscope. Euler’s own work on the theory of the achromatic microscope was written as early as 1762 and 1771, when he dealt with the subject more fully. In 1774, Euler’s pupil and friend, Nicolas Fuss, wrote a little book on how to construct an achromatic microscope. Klügel translated that work in 1778 and then followed that with this more thorough treatment, being his Analytische Dioptrik [also 1778]. Due to the crudeness of design of the objective made in 1791by François Beeldsnyder (1755-1808), a colonel in the Amsterdam cavalry, Mayall asserts (and others uphold this view) that he feels the discussion of the dates of origin or this instrument are at best unclear. – Mayall. See also: S. Bradbury, The Evolution of the Microscope, pp. 179-180. Georg Simon Klügel (1739- 1812), German mathematician and physicist, born in Hamburg, studied under Abraham Kästner ["the best teacher of mathematics in Germany" – Vincenzo De Risi, ?Gerolamo Saccheri (1667-1733), Euclid Vindicated from Every Blemish: Edited and Annotated . (2014), p.52.] at the University of Göttingen. He was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of Helmstedt and then was chair of mathematics and physics at the University of Halle. In this compendious work he corrected some of Euler’s results and expanded with his own findings. In 1803-31 he published his famous dictionary of mathematics, Mathematisches Wörterbuch (5 vols.). Provenance [II]: [I] Johann Gottfried Köhler (1745-1801), Germen astronomer, known for discovering a number of nebulae, start clusters and galaxies. He was a colleague of Johann Elert Bode, another German astronomer of importance. In 1785 Köhler was appointed jointly director of the Desden Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon and the Kunstkammer. His catalogue of nebulae was published in 1780. He wrote a number of astronomical papers in German, and the following in the Philosophical Transactions, "Observations on the transit of Mercury 1786, May 4, at Dresden", (P.T., 1787). See: Hockey, Thomas, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, 2009; Poggendorff, pp. 1290-1. [II]: Ing. Dr. Edmund Neusser (1852-1912), born in Krakow, was appointed in 1893 a full professor and director of medicine in the University of Vienna. A highly respected clinician, he specialized in disorders of the blood and wrote about the circulatory system, liver and adrenal glands. See: Austrian Biographical Encyclopaedia. DSB VII, pp. 404-05; Poggendorff I, 1277; John Mayall, Cantor Lectures on the Microscope, p. 61. See: Dieter Gerlach, Geschichte der Mikroskopie, (2009), p. 200. 2 parts in 1 vol. Sm. 4to. [xxiv], 303, [1] pp. Title vignette, 4 folding engraved plates (with 32 figs.), head and tail-pieces. Original half calf, decorative boards; very worn, joints splitting, extremities well worn. Title page signed by J. G. Köhler; bookplate of Ing. Dr. Edmund Neusser. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Analytische Dioptrik in zwey Theilen. Der erste enthält die allgemeine Theorie der optischen Werkzeuge: der zweyte die besondere Theorie und vortheilhafteste Einrichtung aller Gattungen von Fernröhren, Spiegelteleskopen, und Mikroskopen.

      Leipzig:: Johann Friederich Junius. 1778. hardcover. 2 parts in 1 vol. Sm. 4to. [xxiv], 303, [1] pp. Title vignette, 4. folding engraved plates (with 32 figs.), head and tail-pieces.. Original half calf, decorative boards; very worn, joints splitting,. extremities well worn. Title page signed by J. G. Köhler; bookplate. of Ing. Dr. Edmund Neusser.. First edition, dedicated to the famous mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707- 1783). Klügel based his writings on that of Euler?s work on optics. In his parts VII and VIII he deals with the telescope and especially the microscope. ¶ Euler?s own work on the theory of the achromatic microscope was written as early as 1762 and 1771, when he dealt with the subject more fully. In 1774, Euler?s pupil and friend, Nicolas Fuss, wrote a little book on how to construct an achromatic microscope. Klügel translated that work in 1778 and then followed that with this more thorough treatment, being his Analytische Dioptrik [also 1778]. Due to the crudeness of design of the objective made in 1791by François Beeldsnyder (1755-1808), a colonel in the Amsterdam cavalry, Mayall asserts (and others uphold this view) that he feels the discussion of the dates of origin or this instrument are at best unclear. ? Mayall. See also: S. Bradbury, The Evolution of the Microscope, pp. 179-180. ¶ Georg Simon Klügel (1739- 1812), German mathematician and physicist, born in Hamburg, studied under Abraham Kästner [?the best teacher of mathematics in Germany? ? Vincenzo De Risi, ?Gerolamo Saccheri (1667-1733), Euclid Vindicated from Every Blemish: Edited and Annotated ... (2014), p.52.] at the University of Göttingen. He was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of Helmstedt and then was chair of mathematics and physics at the University of Halle. In this compendious work he corrected some of Euler?s results and expanded with his own findings. In 1803-31 he published his famous dictionary of mathematics, Mathematisches Wörterbuch (5 vols.). ¶ Provenance [II]: [I] Johann Gottfried Köhler (1745-1801), Germen astronomer, known for discovering a number of nebulae, start clusters and galaxies. He was a colleague of Johann Elert Bode, another German astronomer of importance. In 1785 Köhler was appointed jointly director of the Desden Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon and the Kunstkammer. His catalogue of nebulae was published in 1780. He wrote a number of astronomical papers in German, and the following in the Philosophical Transactions, ?Observations on the transit of Mercury 1786, May 4, at Dresden?, (P.T., 1787). See: Hockey, Thomas, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, 2009; Poggendorff, pp. 1290-1. ¶ [II]: Ing. Dr. Edmund Neusser (1852-1912), born in Krakow, was appointed in 1893 a full professor and director of medicine in the University of Vienna. A highly respected clinician, he specialized in disorders of the blood and wrote about the circulatory system, liver and adrenal glands. See: Austrian Biographical Encyclopaedia. ¶ DSB VII, pp. 404-05; Poggendorff I, 1277; John Mayall, Cantor Lectures on the Microscope, p. 61. See: Dieter Gerlach, Geschichte der Mikroskopie, (2009), p. 200. . .

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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

      J. Johnson, Bath 1778 - 1778 [first edition]. Octavo, [iii]-xxvi, 334 pages (lacking the half-title and perhaps a terminal blank, with errata printed on page xxvi). Early polished speckled calf with gilt-decorated edges and spine, raised bands and contrasting leather titling labels; leather a little rubbed, scuffed and lightly marked, with trifling loss to the head of the spine; hinges slightly cracked at the foot of the spine; scattered pale foxing (a little heavier on the endpapers and the first and last few leaves); front flyleaf a little creased; small light inoffensive tidemarks to the top (blank) margin of a few sections; essentially a very good copy with contemporary ownership details (dated 1780) on the front flyleaf. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kaart van Zuid America. - voor Dr. Robertson's Geschiedenis van America, Door Thoms. Kitchin Senr. Kaartmaaker zyner Britt Majesteit. - A. v. Krevelt sculps. Amsterd. 1778':.

      - Kupferstich v. A. v. Krefelt n. Thomas Kitchin aus Geschiedenis van America b. William Robertson, dat. 1778, 44,5 x 32,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 38. - Zeigt Südamerika. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche.

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        PRO ILLUSTRI PRINCIPE OLIM SIGISMUNDO FRANCISCO MARCH. ESTENSI ac illustribus Comitibus De Barbiano de Belgioiosio Estensibus. Scripta in causa fideicommissi qu. Comitis Joannis Trivultii

      1778 ?, s. l. 1778 - In 4, pp. 4 + 4 + 6 + 4 + 12 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 22 + 12 + 20 + 40 + 22 + 22 + 20 + 18 + 16 + 16 + 4 con grande albero genealogico cm. 100 x 80. Cart. coeva in carta marmorizzata. Miscellanea di testi a stampa con le 2 cc. iniziali che sono fr. e indice appositamente stampati. Raccolta degli atti della causa tra i Belgioioso e i Trivulzi per la contestata primogenitura di Giovanni Trivulzi. Raccolta di atti giudiziari e documenti storici riguardanti le due importanti famiglie congiunte in parentela sin a partire dal 1400. Raccolta di grande rarita' ITA

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        Histoire critique de Jésus-Christ, ou, Analyse raisonnée des Evangiles. Ecce Homo.

      - Amsterdam, 1778. In-8, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, filet d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges (coins lég. émoussés), xxxii, 304 p., qqs rouss. Troisième édition, la première datée, qui comporte "l'Épitre à Uranie" de Voltaire p. iii-viii suivi de la préface (ix-xxxii). Cette particularité de datation serait une réponse des éditeurs à la mise à l’index de l’ouvrage en cette même année 1778 (le 16 février), et à la destruction des exemplaires saisis (cf. A. Hunwick, ‘Histoire critique de Jésus Christ’, éd. critique, Genève, Droz, 1997), "Examen critique des récits sur la vie du fondateur du christianisme. Persuadé que le succès du christianisme reposait sur l'ignorance et la peur du peuple face à la damnation, Holbach cherche à améliorer la condition des hommes, en dénonçant les influences et les manipulations néfastes du clergé. Il en résulte un texte polémique, un ton inégalé dont Voltaire disait: 'Dieu me préserve de servir à répandre cet ouvrage abominable, capable de dessécher toutes les semences de la religion chrétienne dans les consciences les plus timorées.'.» (Andrew Hunwick). Vercruysse ne recense qu'un unique exemplaire de cette édition (Vienne, B.U.). (Cf. Peignot, 'Livres condamnés', II, 220. Vercruysse, 1778-A1). Bon exemplaire, relié à l’époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to California, to Observe the Transit of Venus . . . With Historical Description of the Author's Route Through Mexico, and the Natural History of that Province . .

      London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1778, 1778. First English edition. Hill, Pacific Voyages, 279; Sabin 12004; Cowan, California, page 114. Edges a little rubbed; fine copy.. 8vo, modern dark red morocco by Birdsall, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Folding map of Mexico City. Half-title present. An account of the travels of the French astronomer Jean Chappe D'Auteroche (1722-1769) to Mexico in 1769 to view the Transit of Venus from San Jose del Cabo, on the tip of the Baja California peninsula. Chappe's account includes interesting descriptions of Vera Cruz and their overland journey across Mexico to the Sea of Cortez. Upon reaching San Jose, Chappe and almost all of his expedition died from fever; only one member made it back to Paris, with Chappe's notes and observations. This narrative, first published in French in 1772, was edited by Chappe's colleague, César Cassini de Thury.

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        A View of Northumberland with an Excursion to the Abbey of Mailross in Scotland [2 volumes]

      Published by W. Charnley, Newcastle 1778 - , first volume with 9 black and white plates, a folding Genealogical Table of Northumberland Kings and a engraved dedication, second with 13 plates (one extra than listed), both volumes also with various vignettes First Edition , slight tanning of pages and minor foxing throughout, overall in good condition , half morocco and marbeld paper, 5 rased bands on spine, gilt rules and titles on spine , folio, 22 x 28 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exposition exacte ou tableaux anatomiques en taillès - douces des différentes parties du Corps humain...

      Chez Crety 1778 Folio (cm. 39), 60 cc. Ogni carta è incisa su rame e l’opera è costituita dal frontespizio interamente figurato e da 29 tavole anatomiche, ciascuna descritta nella pagina a lato. Legatura recente in mz. pergamena con fili oro e titolo in oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Tagli rossi. Ex llbris di collezione privata al contropiatto anteriore. Eccellente esemplare. Opera rara.

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        Fausts Leben dramatisirt vom Mahler Müller. Erster Theil. (Alles Erschienene!).

      Mannheim, Schwan 1778.Mit rad. Titelvignette von Müller. 163 S. Pappband d. Zt. Goed. IV, 346, 11 b; Borst 367; Brieger 1807; Rümann 778; Meyer 57; Kippenberg I, 2336; Schulte - Str. 230; Engel 648; MNE II 56. - Este Ausgabe. Neben der bereits 1776 veröffentlichten `Situation aus Fausts Leben` ist dies ein weiteres, wahrscheinlich durch Goethe angeregtes Bruchstück eines nie ausgeführten Faust - Dramas in Prosa. Das Stück wurde aber noch ohne Kenntnis von Goethes Vorhaben konzipiert. Faust ist hier der Ingolstädter Professor, ein "Kerl" im Sinne des Sturm und Drang und ein Genießer dazu. "Weit überlegen ist die Vignette zu Fausts Leben ... die drei diskutierenden Juden sind bei leichter Karikatur von höchster Lebendigkeit" (Lanck./Oehler II 139). - Berieben. Innen recht sauberes Exemplar. Bücher de

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        Le Royaume de Boheme divisee en ses douze cercles.

      Artist: Jaeger JC; Issued in: Frankfurt on Main; date: 1778 - Artist: Jaeger J.C.; Issued in: Frankfurt on Main; date: 1778; - Condition: ; Map shows total Bohemia with 4 beautiful cartouches in every corner, one shows the city of Prague

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

      1778 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Natuurkundige Verlusigingen, behelzende microscopise Waarneemiguíngen van In- et Uitlandse Water- en Land-Dieren, m.Vors.1.Aufl.

      1778 [1769] 1778 - [3+7]+166 pp., 18 handcol. pls, half-leather bd. gr. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der englischen Karten. Von Christian Leiste, Conrector an der Herzoglichen gro´ßen Schule zu Wolfenbüttel. Daselbst gedruckt mit Bindseilschen Schriften, 1778.

      Wolfenbüttel, Herzogliche Große Schule, 1778. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder 8° (17.5*11 cm), 29, 571 (1) S., Halblederband d. Zt. auf fünf Bünden, rotes Rückenschildchen, Rückengoldprägung, marm. Deckelbezüge, Lederecken, Rotschnitt. Gut erhalten. Rücken, Deckel u. Kanten berieben, die ersten beiden Blätter oben links m. Kaffeefleck (s. Abb.), die Vorsatzblätter wurden herausgetrennt, auf das hintere \'fliegende Blatt\' wurde eine Übersichtskarte Neu-Englands montiert (Zeitungsausschnitt), Papier gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, ohne Braunflecken. Leider fehlt die Kartenbeilage. Auch dies wurde im Preis berücksichtigt. Keine Einträge, keine Gerüche übler Art. Versand D: 5,00 EUR USA Unabhängigkeitskrieg Neuengland britische Kolonien Nordamerika

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        Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1778.

      London: [first work] for the Company of Stationers, and sold by G. Hawkins; [second work] for J. Joliffe [and 24 others],, 1778. Being the second after bissextile, or leap year. Adorned with many delightful and useful verities fitting all capacities in the islands of Great Britain's monarchy. With notes of husbandry, fairs, marts, high roads, and tables for many necessary uses. Compiled for his country's benefit. [Bound with:] The Court and City Register; or, Gentleman's Complete Annual Calendar, for the year 1778; containing new and correct lists of both houses of parliament. The court register. Lists of the army, navy, universities, public offices, hospitals, etc. With many improvements, and the addition of some new lists. 2 works in one volume, duodecimo (138 x 80 mm). Contemporary English red morocco, richly gilt overall with cottage-roof panel design to covers incorporating floral sprays, raised bands to spine forming compartments, date direct to second gilt, remaining compartments richly gilt with floral motifs, all edges gilt, metal clasps, marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase. First work printed in red and black, and interleaved as usual; woodcut anatomical figure. Joints and extremities very lightly rubbed, a few leaves towards the end of the second work closely trimmed at foot, with a few words on p. 231 and the signature mark on p. 237 just shaved. An excellent copy. A handsome Georgian-era almanac volume, in a highly attractive contemporary binding. Cardanus Rider is now believed to have been the pseudonym of physician and astronomer Richard Saunders (1613-1675). He was a member of the circle of William Lilly, whose own Merlin was first published in 1644; Rider's British Merlin was first published in in 1653, and was printed annually into the nineteenth century. The Court and City Register was first published in 1746. Provenance: from the collection of Hugh Selbourne MD, with his Selbourne Library ink-stamp to the title verso.

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        Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1778. Being the second after bissextile, or leap year. Adorned with many delightful and useful verities fitting all capacities in the islands of Great Britain's monarchy. With notes of husbandry, fairs, marts, high roads, and tables for many necessary uses. Compiled for his country's benefit. [Bound with:] The Court and City Register; or, Gentleman's Complete Annual Calendar, for the year 1778; containing new and correct lists of both houses of parliament. The court register. Lists of the army, navy, universities, public offices, hospitals, etc. With many improvements, and the addition of some new lists.

      London: [first work] for the Company of Stationers, and sold by G. Hawkins; [second work] for J. Joliffe [and 24 others], 1778 - 2 works in one volume, duodecimo (138 x 80 mm). Contemporary English red morocco, richly gilt overall with cottage-roof panel design to covers incorporating floral sprays, raised bands to spine forming compartments, date direct to second gilt, remaining compartments richly gilt with floral motifs, all edges gilt, metal clasps, marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase. Joints and extremities very lightly rubbed, a few leaves towards the end of the second work closely trimmed at foot, with a few words on p. 231 and the signature mark on p. 237 just shaved. An excellent copy. First work printed in red and black, and interleaved as usual; woodcut anatomical figure. A handsome Georgian-era almanac volume, in a highly attractive contemporary binding. Cardanus Rider is now believed to have been the pseudonym of physician and astronomer Richard Saunders (1613-1675). He was a member of the circle of William Lilly, whose own Merlin was first published in 1644; Rider's British Merlin was first published in in 1653, and was printed annually into the nineteenth century. The Court and City Register was first published in 1746. Provenance: from the collection of Hugh Selbourne MD, with his Selbourne Library ink-stamp to the title verso.

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        Fausts Leben dramatisirt vom Mahler Müller. Erster Theil. (Alles Erschienene!).

      Mannheim, Schwan 1778.. Mit rad. Titelvignette von Müller. 163 S. Pappband d. Zt. Goed. IV, 346, 11 b; Borst 367; Brieger 1807; Rümann 778; Meyer 57; Kippenberg I, 2336; Schulte-Str. 230; Engel 648; MNE II 56. - Este Ausgabe. Neben der bereits 1776 veröffentlichten `Situation aus Fausts Leben` ist dies ein weiteres, wahrscheinlich durch Goethe angeregtes Bruchstück eines nie ausgeführten Faust-Dramas in Prosa. Das Stück wurde aber noch ohne Kenntnis von Goethes Vorhaben konzipiert. Faust ist hier der Ingolstädter Professor, ein "Kerl" im Sinne des Sturm und Drang und ein Genießer dazu. "Weit überlegen ist die Vignette zu Fausts Leben ... die drei diskutierenden Juden sind bei leichter Karikatur von höchster Lebendigkeit" (Lanck./Oehler II 139). - Berieben. Innen recht sauberes Exemplar.

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        Signals and Fighting Instructions for His Majesty's Fleet.

      (London), (circa 1778). 6/25/16. Folio, 34 pp. Julian Corbett in "Signals and Instructions," writes of a series of four manuscript documents written by Lord Howe for the North American Station between 1776 and 1778. The series consisted of standing orders, a signal book, and "a complete new set of Sailing and Fighting Instructions: issued with a copy of the Signal Book under date July 30, 1778." The bibliography of these printed Signal and Instructions is complex, but it appears there were four issues between 1775 and 1782. The instructions given in this text would be transmitted according to the corresponding number in the signal books. This book includes seven sets of signals by day and night, instructions for signalling in a fog, and under other circumstances. This is followed by "Fighting Instructions" which correspond to those given as "The General Fighting Instructions" by Corbett, on p. 288 of "Signals and Instructions." It is likely that these were the instructions used by the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary War. A very good copy in contemporary marbled wraps, enclosed in a cloth portfolio.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF PHILIP THE SECOND, KING OF SPAIN

      London: Printed for S. Hooper, 1778. Second(?) Edition n. The only publication by Scottish historian Robert Watson (1730?-1781), this study of Philip II of Spain (1528-98) earned the praise of Horace Walpole and achieved considerable popularity in its day, going through seven editions following its 1777 publication, and being translated into three languages. Philip's reign, which encompassed wars with France and with England (including the fateful defeat of the Spanish Armada), revolts in Spain's Lowland holdings, and fierce persecution of Protestants, was certainly a meaty subject, and Watson's account was the definitive one until superseded by Prescott's. After a failed career in the church, Watson became professor of logic at Saint Salvator's College and devoted himself to the study of Spanish history. He did not live to complete the work, which was finished by William Thomson (1746-1817), librarian to the eighth earl of Kinnoull. Our extremely attractive copy has an unusual imprint, the printer being unrecorded among those copies listed in OCLC.. 222 x 140 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Two volumes. Second(?) Edition. Contemporary sprinkled calf, upper corners very neatly renewed some time ago, raised bands flanked by double gilt rules, each spine with one brown and one red morocco label. Front pastedown of volume I with bookplate of Dampierre (see below). Significant water(?) spot and small gouge to one board, the slightest hint of wear to extremities, but the attractive bindings completely solid, lustrous, and otherwise showing few signs of use. First and last few leaves with offsetting from binder's glue used for turn-ins, otherwise very fine internally, the text unusually fresh, clean, and smooth. The only publication by Scottish historian Robert Watson (1730?-1781), this study of Philip II of Spain (1528-98) earned the praise of Horace Walpole and achieved considerable popularity in its day, going through seven editions following its 1777 publication, and being translated into three languages. Philip's reign, which encompassed wars with France and with England (including the fateful defeat of the Spanish Armada), revolts in Spain's Lowland holdings, and fierce persecution of Protestants, was certainly a meaty subject, and Watson's account was the definitive one until superseded by Prescott's. After a failed career in the church, Watson became professor of logic at Saint Salvator's College and devoted himself to the study of Spanish history. He did not live to complete the work, which was finished by William Thomson (1746-1817), librarian to the eighth earl of Kinnoull. Our extremely attractive copy has an unusual imprint, the printer being unrecorded among those copies listed in OCLC.

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        Die Hausmutter in allen ihren Geschäfften. 5 Bände.

      - Leipzig, J. F. Junius, 1778-81. 8vo. Zus. etwa 4200 S., 2 Falttabellen. Hübsche Halbleder d. Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, je zwei farbigen Rückenschildern u. Kattunpapiervorsätzen (etwas berieben u. bestoßen, Bd. 2 u. 3 mit kleiner Fehlstelle bzw. Wurmspuren am Kopf). Erste Ausgabe. - Das ursprünglich auf drei Bände angelegte Kompendium für die "Hausmutter" erschien ab 1777 in Lieferungen. Der Begriff "Hausmutter" wurde in Anlehnung an Münchhausens "Hausvater" gewählt, damit dieser in einer ökonomischen Bibliothek "nicht länger gleichsam paarlos gefunden werde". - Behandelt u.a.: 1. Gesindeküche und die Küche des einfachen Mannes (Suppen, Vorspeisen, Fleisch, Fisch; Tischsystem). - 2. Kuchen, Pasteten, Anrichten der Speisen, Hausschlachtung, Konservieren von Fisch und Gemüse. - 3. Einmachen von Früchten, Ölherstellung, Gewürzkunde, Lichtziehen, Waschen, Backen, Brauen. - 4. Geflügelzucht, Rinderzucht, Käserei, Brennen und Destillieren. - 5. Fähigkeiten und Lebenswandel der Hausmutter; Regierung des weiblichen Gesindes; Schwangerschaft, Wochenbett, Kinderkrankheiten; Kindererziehung; Gastmahle, Feste, Besuche; Todesfälle; Verhalten bei Unglücksfällen (Feuer, Probleme mit dem Vieh, der Ehemann ein Spieler, Treuloser, Sorgloser, Geizhals, Verschwender, Narr oder Atheist); Hausgeräte für Gesinde und Herrschaft. - Aus der von Schenck'schen Fidei-Kommiss-Bibliothek mit dem entsprechenden Bibliotheks-Schildchen jeweils vorn in jedem Band. - Humpert 1963; Drexel 314 (nur 1-4 1778-80); Hamberger/M. II,545 (1777-81). - Etwas gebräunt oder stockfleckig. Alle Titelblätter beidseitig gestempelt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le vicende di Milano durante la guerra con Federigo I Imperadore...

      per Antonio Agnelli nell’ Imperial Monistero di S.Ambrogio Maggiore 1778 4to (cm. 25), 3 cc.nn. (compresi antiporta e frontis. interamente inciso), XL - 300 pp., una tavola con iscrizioni, una grande pianta della città più volte rip., num.se testatine (anche con vedute), capilettera fig. e finalini. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con fregi e titolo oro al ds. (minime tracce di restauro alla cuffia superiore). Tagli a spruzzo. Ex libris â€

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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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        DISERTACIÓN SOBRE LA AUTORIDAD REAL, Y SOBERANA REGALÍA . Que poseen los eclesiasticos en el Reino de Valencia; CARTAS . SOBRE LA LEGISLACIÓN MUNICIPAL DE TERUEL Y ALBARRACIN; ORIGEN Y CREACIÓN DEL TÍTULO DE PRÍNCIPE DE ASTURIAS EN ESPAÑA; APOLOGÍA DE LOS AGÓTES DE NAVARRA, Y LOS CHUETAS DE MALLORCA . LOS VAQUEROS DE ASTURIAS; ANALES DE CINCO DIAS. INVECTIVA CONTRA EL LUXO.

      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]

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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]

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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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        BÍBLIA SACRA VULGATAE EDITIONIS CUM ANNOTATIONIBUS I. B. DU-HAMEL, ET VITREANI EXEMPLARIS NOTIS CHRONOLOGICIS ATQUE HISTORICIS.

      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]

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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]

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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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