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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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        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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        DICTIONNAIRE DE CHYMIE CONTENANT LA THEORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DE CETTE SCIENCE SON APPLICATION A LA PHYSIQUE A L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE A LA MEDECINE & AUX ARTS DEPENDANS DE LA CHYMIE - EN 4 TOMES - TOMES 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 - SECONDE EDITION.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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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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        TRATADO INSTRUCTIVO, Y PRÁCTICO SOBRE EL ARTE DE LA TINTURA: REGLAS EXPERIMENTADAS Y METODICAS PARA TINTAR SEDAS, LANAS, HILOS DE TODAS CLASES, Y ESPARTO EN RAMA.

      Madrid. En la imprenta de Blas Roman. 1778 - 31 x 21 cm. Encuadernado en plena piel de época con lomo con seis nervios dorados y tejuelo rojo. Planos con rueda dorada. Cintra de registro de seda. Ilustrado con 13 láminas calcográficas, algunas plegadas. XXX + 250 páginas. Capitular y viñetas grabadas. Buen ejemplar muy bien impreso con amplios márgenes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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