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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Tea Tax Tempest

      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        HISTOIRE MODERNE DES CHINOIS DES JAPONNOIS DES INDIENS DES PERSANS DES TURCS DES RUSSIENS POUR SERVIR DE SUITE A L'HISTOIRE ANCIENNE DE M.ROLLIN - EN 3 TOMES - TOMES 1 A 30 - COMPLET.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        AN EAST PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, IN THE PROVINCE OF PENSYLVANIA, IN NORTH AMERICA; TAKEN FROM THE JERSEY SHORE

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

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

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

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        7 Botany copperplates.

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

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

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

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        Bloemstilleven naar Jan van Huysum, 1778.

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

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        Geschichte der Kolonisirung.,Barron W., Leipzig 1778

      Barron William - Geschichte der Kolonisirung der freien Staaten des Alterthums, angewandt auf den gegenwärtigen Streit zwischen Großbritannien und seinen amerikanischen Kolonien : nebst Betrachtungen über die künftige Einrichtung dieser Kolonien; Aus dem Englischen Verfasser Barron, William Erschienen Leipzig, 1778 Umfang 202 S., [3] Bl., Manuskriptkarte, 18x31 cm., "Carte der Griechischen Colonien", unten rechts bezeichnet: "Entworfen den 7 Dec. 1796". Mehrfach gestempelt ULB Halle (Saale) mit Aussonderungstempel. Aus der Bibliothek des sachsen-weimarschen Kammerjunkers, Schriftstellers, Agrarökonomen und Gelehrten Georg August von Breitenbauch mit seinem gestochenen Exlibris im vorderen Innendeckel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reflexoens sobre a vaidade dos homens, ou discursos moraes sobre os effeitos da Vaidade.

      Lisbon, Na Typographia Rollandiana, 1778. - 8°, contemporary mottled sheep (some wear, rubbing), spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, crimson leather lettering piece in second compartment from top, gilt letter, text block edges rouged. Woodcut vignette with publisher's monogram on title page. In very good condition. Old ink inscription on recto of front free endleaf. xxii, 373 pp. Page 366 in its first state, wrongly numbered "356". It sometimes appears in the corrected state. *** Third edition of this eighteenth-century masterpiece of prose and forerunner of the modern novel of ideas. This edition was edited by Silva de Eça's son, who made many changes. It is the first to contain the "Carta sobre a fortuna" (pp. 326-68), which Silva de Eça had left in manuscript.A native of Sao Paulo, Silva de Eça spent most of his adult life in Portugal. This work on the themes of Ecclesiastes is his principal work, and one of the few notable prose works written by a Brazilian in the latter half of the 18th century. In 1920 Solidonio Leite published a facsimile of the first edition (1752), calling the public's attention to the literary significance of this forgotten classic and reestablishing Silva de Eça's reputation as a man of Brazilian letters.Silva de Eça was the brother of Brazil's first female novelist, Teresa Margarida da Silva e Orta, author of @Aventuras de Diofanes (1752). *** Borba de Moraes, I, 240; (rev. ed., 1983) I, 283-4; @Período colonial, p. 127. Blake VI, 259. Innocêncio VI, 159. De Jong @400 years of Brazilian literature p. 54. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 778/3. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le vicende di Milano durante la guerra con Federigo I Imperatore. illustrate colle pergamene di que' tempi e con note, aggiuntavi la topografia antica della stessa città. Opera critico-diplomatica [.].

      per Antonio Agnelli,, In Milano, 1778 - In-4° (cm. 24,7), legatura in m. pelle e angoli con piatti marmorizzati, titolo e filetti in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati; pp. [4] XL 300 in ottimo stato, crocchianti e in barbe, con 1 tavola di antiporta in rame, 1 tavola diplomatica in rame ripiegata f.t. e 1 splendida carta di Milano ripiegata f.t. in fine; deliziosissime ed ampie testate in rame, finalini e capilettera calcografici, frontespizio in rame inquadrato da cornice; strappi ricomposti al margine di un paio di carte, impercettibili fioriture. Edizione originale sontuosamente impressa su carta azzurrina. Il Fumagalli fu tra i massimi storici e diplomatisti italiani del XVIII secolo, erede nei metodi storiografici del Muratori. «E' questo il primo lavoro della Tipografia del Monastero di S. Ambrogio. L'opera incontrò molte ostilità che ne ritardarono la pubblicazione, ma alla fine ebbe il riconoscimento e l'elogio del Conte Firmian» [Cat. Hoepli 696]. Cfr. Predari 148; Lozzi 2632; Villa 54; Fossati Bellani II, 1945. Buon esemplare.

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        Topographie von Niederösterreich, in welcher alle Städte. Märkte, Dörfer, Klöster, Schlößer, Herrschaften, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Freyhöfe, nahmhafter Oerter u. d. g. angezeiget werden, die in diesem Erzherzogthume wirklich angetroffen werden, oder sich ehmals darinn befunden haben. - 1.Band: A-M - 2.Band: N-Z.

      Wien, Johann Georg Weingand, resp.: Kurzböck, 1778/1770. 1.Auflage, 6 Bl., 428; 1 Bl., 327 Seiten mit 1 gest. Portr. (J. Mansfeld fec.). u. einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten, 8°, PPbd. Einband berieben und bestossen, etwas fleckig, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand

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        Memorie intorno alle pubbliche fabbriche più insigni della città di Brescia

      raccolte da B.Z. arciprete calvisano. Brescia, Pietro Vescovi, 1778, - in-folio, pp. VIII, 163, (5), leg. coeva m. perg. e ang., tass. in pelle con tit. e fregi oro al dorso. Prima edizione di quest'opera di fondamentale importantanza sull'architettura dei principali monumenti di Brescia; è adorna di vignetta inc. al tit., 10 iniziali inc., 5 culs-de-lampe, 10 testatine con graziose vedute di Brescia dis. da F. Battaglioli e finem. inc. da Fr. Zucchi e 12 tavole in fine num. f.t. dis. da Gaspare Turbini ed incise da Pietro Beceni, le quali raffigurano pianta, cupola, spaccati e prospetti del "Palazzo Pubblico delle Ragioni", il cui celebre salone, distrutto da un incendio nel 1573, fu ristrutturato secondo i disegni di Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773). In appendice l'autore (1723-1797) pubblica alcune "Scritture dei più celebri architetti e pittori intorno al Palazzo della Loggia, e alla nuova Cattedrale", provenienti dagli archivi della città: Sansovino, Alessi, Palladio, Buzzi, Todeschini, Vanvitelli e Tiziano. Stupendo libro di notevole pregio storico-artistico su Brescia, raro. Esempl. magnifico, su carta forte, a grandi margini. Schlosser-Magnino p. 569. Cicognara 4128 (solo 11 tav.): «Opera ben fatta, e utilissima.». Berlin Kat. 2724 (solo 11 tav.). Olschki, Choix X, 15411. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité Sur La Science De l'Exploitation Des Mines

      Philippe-Denys Pierres, Paris 1778 - Par Théorie et Pratique, avec un Discours sur les principes des finances; Fait pour l' Académie Impériale & Royale de Schemnitz, par Christophe-François Délius, Conseiller-Commissaire de la Cour de Sa Majesté Impériale, Royale, Apostolique & Romaine, à la Chambre des Monnoies & Mines. Traduit en français par M. Schreiber. Dédié à l' Impératrice-Reine, & imprimé à Vienne aux frais de S.M.I. & R. 1 impriné en France par l'ordre du Roi & aux frais de Sa Majesté. Deux Tomes. (518 et 454 pages) 25 plans en gravures en excellents états en fin d'ouvrage. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de titres dorés et, dans l'entre-nerfs des motifs floraux dorés, tranchefile bas et haut frottés, Coins et chasse du bas très frottés. Intérieur frais, sans écriture ni déchirure. Très beaux exemplaires. Classification Dewey: 622 Exploitation des mines Size: In-4 Ecu [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Paris Philippe-Denys Pierres 1778 - avec un Discours sur les principes des finances; fait pour l'Academie Imperiale & Royale de Schemnitz, par CHRISTOPHE-FRANCOIS DELIUS, Conseiller-Commissaire de la Cour de Sa Majeste Imperiale, Royale, Apostolique & Romaine, a sa Chambre des Monnoies & Mines. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1778, 2 volumes, complete set, translated into French by M. Schreiber. 4to, approximately 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, printer's device on title pages, large pictorial headpiece to each volume, 25 large folding plates engraved by Boutrois, I-XI in Volume I, XII-XXV in Volume 2, complete, with descriptions of all the plates at the end of Volume II, pages: [4], xxii, [2], 518, [2]; [6], 454, [2], complete with half-titles, bound in old speckled paper boards rebacked in modern calf, raised bands, blind rules, contrasting red and green gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Boards a little marked, scratched and slightly stained, corners just slightly worn, endpapers spotted and dusty, very occasional light foxing, small damp stain to upper outer corner in Volume I showing intermittently from page 143 to the end, not affecting plates, margins of plates lightly foxed. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the French edition. This is a translation of the German work Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst first published in Vienna in 1773. Delius (1728-1779) was a German metallurgist and mineralogist born in Saxony who held posts in Vienna in the Mining Department, was appointed inspector of mines in Hungary in 1761 and was also Professor of Mining Engineering and Finance in the famous Mining Academy in Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz) in the then Kingdom of Hungary. He discovered a new process for the extraction of copper and located a precious opal mine in Hungary. He wrote treatises on the origin of mountains and ore veins, and on the Hungarian opals as well as this work on the science of mine engineering. The folding plates show mining equipment and tools including a first aid kit for assisting drowned or asphyxiated miners, mining structures, buildings and machinery, cross-sections of mines and mineral deposits. See: John Sinkankas, Gemology, An Annotated Bibliography, Volume I, page 262, No. 1630; Sotheby's, New York, Scientific Library of Joseph Freilich, page 135, No.153; Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, Volume 1, page 572, No. 11673. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Leipzig, Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1778 - XVI, 610 Seiten, mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette und zwei mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, leicht fleckig, einige wenige Textanstreichungen, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, ca. 18 x 11,4 cm. , Hardcover/Pappeinband mit handschriftlichen Rückenschild, [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1778.. avec un Discours sur les principes des finances; fait pour l'Academie Imperiale & Royale de Schemnitz, par CHRISTOPHE-FRANCOIS DELIUS, Conseiller-Commissaire de la Cour de Sa Majeste Imperiale, Royale, Apostolique & Romaine, a sa Chambre des Monnoies & Mines. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1778, 2 volumes, complete set, translated into French by M. Schreiber. 4to, approximately 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, printer's device on title pages, large pictorial headpiece to each volume, 25 large folding plates engraved by Boutrois, I-XI in Volume I, XII-XXV in Volume 2, complete, with descriptions of all the plates at the end of Volume II, pages: [4], xxii, [2], 518, [2]; [6], 454, [2], complete with half-titles, bound in old speckled paper boards rebacked in modern calf, raised bands, blind rules, contrasting red and green gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Boards a little marked, scratched and slightly stained, corners just slightly worn, endpapers spotted and dusty, very occasional light foxing, small damp stain to upper outer corner in Volume I showing intermittently from page 143 to the end, not affecting plates, margins of plates lightly foxed. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the French edition. This is a translation of the German work Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst first published in Vienna in 1773. Delius (1728-1779) was a German metallurgist and mineralogist born in Saxony who held posts in Vienna in the Mining Department, was appointed inspector of mines in Hungary in 1761 and was also Professor of Mining Engineering and Finance in the famous Mining Academy in Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz) in the then Kingdom of Hungary. He discovered a new process for the extraction of copper and located a precious opal mine in Hungary. He wrote treatises on the origin of mountains and ore veins, and on the Hungarian opals as well as this work on the science of mine engineering. The folding plates show mining equipment and tools including a first aid kit for assisting drowned or asphyxiated miners, mining structures, buildings and machinery, cross-sections of mines and mineral deposits. See: John Sinkankas, Gemology, An Annotated Bibliography, Volume I, page 262, No. 1630; Sotheby's, New York, Scientific Library of Joseph Freilich, page 135, No.153; Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, Volume 1, page 572, No. 11673. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        [Gérard 189-194; op. 27]. Sei Quartetti Concertanti Per Due Violini Alto e Violoncello... Opera [27] Prix 9... APDR. [Parts].

      Paris: Sieber. [?1778]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [1] (publisher's catalogue), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Alto viola: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Watermark coat of arms. The quartets are in E-flat major (Gérard 191), G minor (Gérard 194), C major, (Gérard 192), A major (Gérard 190), D major (Gérard 189), and C minor (Gérard 193) respectively. "No. 28" in contemporary manuscript to head of each title; calculations in ink to final blank page of Alto viola part. Title pages slightly soiled; minor staining; some leaves torn at edges; title of Violino seondo part with minor tears to margins; closely trimmed, with minimal loss to Violoncello part; holes to final leaf of Alto viola part with loss of several notes. . Probable First Edition. Gérard p. 192 (with plate number 436; mentions two issues but both with addresses different from the present copy). BUC p. 117 (first issue). Hirsch III, 132. RISM B3134 (2 copies only in the U.S., at the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music). "Boccherini was a prolific composer of chamber music: he composed well over 100 string quintets, nearly 100 string quartets and over 100 other chamber works... The earliest trios and quartets... are in a standard Italian chamber music idiom, apart from their frequent use of the cello in its tenor register (natural in a virtuoso cellist) and an unusually ornate melodic style." Stanley Sadie in Grove Music Online.

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        Memorie per servire alla storia del commercio dello Stato di Milano, e di quello della città, e provincia di Como in particolare.

      nella Stamperia Staurenghi,, In Como, 1778 - In-8° (cm. 21,3), legatura posteriore in m. pergamena con piatti marmorizzati e titolo in oro al dorso; pp. [2 bb] [2] 147 [1b] in buono stato, fregio al front. e finalino in fine; lievi fioriture sparse e un leggerissimo alone alle ultime carte. Edizione originale. Col Giovio [Del commercio comasco, 1787] unico libro sull'economia di Como, «essenzialmente paese d'industria» [p. 17]. Secondo l'illuminato autore la mercatura non sarebbe «di pregiudizio alla nobiltà», classe che dovrebbe «in questi tempi lucidi», cioé lontani da «l'errore mentale» spagnolo, risollevare l'economia intraprendendo commerci e cominciando «la nostra riforma» dai bachi da seta [p.109-128]. Cfr. Barucci Carpenter 476; Einaudi 4324; Lozzi 1300. Buon esemplare.

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        A DISSERTATION ON THE LANGUAGES, LITERATURE AND MANNERS OF EASTERN NATIONS.

      Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1778.Originally prefixed to a Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English. The 2nd edition, to which is added Part II. Containing additional observations. Together with further remarks on A New Analysis of Ancient Mythology: in answer to An Apology, addressed to the author, by Jacob Bryant, Esq. SECOND EDITION, greatly enlarged, 1778. 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, pages: xii, 288, (2), 289 - 490, divisional title to Part II follows page 288 at the end of Part I, full contemporary tree calf, gilt patterned border to covers, gilt patterned decoration in panels separated by gilt bands to spine, 1 panel in dark green, red morocco title label, marbled endpapers. Small scratch, small grazed area and small dent to top edge on upper cover, part of fore - edge worn on lower cover with loss of gilt, 1 lower corner showing cardboard at tip, spine gilt slightly dull, unusual bookplate on front pastedown, plain with a large decorative "G" and a crown just above it, small private library number label in the upper corner, small light stain to fore - edge margin of first 30 pages, title page and first 4 Contents leaves strengthened neatly at fore - edge with archival tape, similar very pale staining to fore - edge margin recurs intermittently from page 177 to the end, otherwise contents clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book. Sir John Richardson (1740/41?"1795), was a lawyer and orientalist and his Dictionary, the first in Persian, Arabic and English, was published in two volumes in 1777 and 1780. Part I of our book preceded the dictionary in Volume I, and was also published separately in 1777. The ODNB describes it as "a long, intellectually ambitious and highly polemical (work). Those who tried to write the history of Eastern peoples without using Eastern sources were particular objects of his disdain. One of those thus attacked, Jacob Bryant, retaliated in An Apology to Richardson, to which Richardson replied in a second edition of his ?Dissertation". Part II which is only in the second edition and enlarges the work by some 200 pages. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Auferstehung Christi" originaler Kupferstich/copper engraving ca.37x46cm (Darstellung/image size) von Theodor Verkruys (1680 - 1739) und Carlo Sacconi nach einem Gemälde von Tizian auf Bütten-papier/laid paper (46x74cm)

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

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        Le royaume d'Irlande.

      Remondini,, Venezia, 1778 - Incisione in rame, colorata, 480x538. Edizione veneziana della carta di De Vaugondy tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare perfetto. Copperplate, coloured, 480x538. Venitian edition of De Vaugondy's. From "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example.

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        History of the origin of medicine: An oration . . .

      

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        Allgemeines und vollständiges Evangelisches Gesang-Buch (Gesangbuch)für die Königl. Preuß. (Preußischen) Schlesis. (Schlesischen) Lande also eingerichtet, daß es in allen evangel. Gemeinden zu gebrauchen ist, indem man darinnen die erbaulichsten Lieder aus allen in Schlesien zeithero üblichen Gesangbüchern zu allgemeiner Erbauung zusammengetragen aht; Nebst angefügtem Gebeth-Buch, und einer Vorrede von Johann Friedrich Burg. (und angebunden: 4 weitere kurze Schriften aus dem gleichen Verlag und gleicher Zeit)

      Breßlau (Breslau), im Verlag Wilhelm Gottlieb Korns (Korn), 1778 8 Bll., 1158 S., 17 Bll. Register; 144 S.; 8 Bll.; 112 S.; 16 S.; 32 S., Kl.8° blinder Leder-Einband der Zeit, Rechtes Außengelenk unten kurz angeplatzt, das linke durchgehend aufgeplatzt mit Fehlstellen, 1 Ecke unten stark bestoßen; Vorderdeckel mit zwei und Rücken mit einer Wurmfraß-Stelle; erstes weißes Blatt mit geringem Wurmfraß; Gesang- und Gebetbuch sinst nur gering fleckig; die angebundenen Werke sind teils stark braun-/wasserfleckig und wurden von uns im Preis nicht berücksichtigt; insgesamt sind die beiden Hauptwerke des Breslauer lutherischen Theologen insbesondere innen noch gut erhalten. Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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        A Parmesan Lady. (Love in her eye sits playing). Mezzotint from John Raphael Smith after the painting \"Love\" of W. Peters.

      London, Boydell, 1778. Size (plate): 362 x 400 mm, mit kleinem umlaufenden Rändchen um die Plattenkante.*Chaloner Smith 187 (mit der Velegeradresse unten). - Nagler No. 96. Das Motiv der verliebten Lady nach Peters wurde später in kleinerem Format noch einmal gestochen von Charles White, aber nicht in der meisterlichen Behandlung wie bei Smith. - J.R. Smith war einer der größten Meister der Schabkunst in England, die zarten Abstufungen von Licht und Schatten sind hier im Bereich des Schleiers virtuos gemeistert. - Schöner, noch fast samtiger Abzug. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Opere del Conte Algarotti.

      Lorenzo Manini, Cremona 1778 - 10 Bände. Cremona, Lorenzo Manini 1778 - 17784. 8°. Ca. 3800 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz in Band 1. Geflammte Lederbände der Zeit mit roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Originalausgabe. Eine von 2 Werkausgaben die ab 1778 erschienen. Mit einer längeren Biografie von Domenico Michelessi im 1. Band. - Enthält: Band 1: Il Congresso di Citera. - Band 2: Dioaloghi sopra l'ottica neutoniana. - Band 3: Saggi sopra le belle arti, Saggio sopra la pittura, Saggio sopra l'opera in musica, Phigenie en Aulide. - Band 4: Saggi sopra differenti soggetti. Band 5: Opere militari. - Band 6: Opere varie. - Band 7: Lettere soppra la pittura, Lettere soppra l'architettura. - Band 8: Pensieri diversi. - Band 9 und 10: Lettere varie. Jeder Band mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk "Joseph von Mentlen" auf dem Vorsatz und dem Titel. Papier stellenweise licht gewellt. Marmorpapierbezüge von 2 Innendeckeln beschädigt. Rücken schwach berieben. Sprache: Italienisch Geflammte Lederbände der Zeit mit roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung.

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

      Paris, Philippe - Denys Pierres, 1778.avec un Discours sur les principes des finances; fait pour l'Academie Imperiale & Royale de Schemnitz, par CHRISTOPHE - FRANCOIS DELIUS, Conseiller - Commissaire de la Cour de Sa Majeste Imperiale, Royale, Apostolique & Romaine, a sa Chambre des Monnoies & Mines. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1778, 2 volumes, complete set, translated into French by M. Schreiber. 4to, approximately 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, printer's device on title pages, large pictorial headpiece to each volume, 25 large folding plates engraved by Boutrois, I - XI in Volume I, XII - XXV in Volume 2, complete, with descriptions of all the plates at the end of Volume II, pages: [4], xxii, [2], 518, [2]; [6], 454, [2], complete with half - titles, bound in old speckled paper boards rebacked in modern calf, raised bands, blind rules, contrasting red and green gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Boards a little marked, scratched and slightly stained, corners just slightly worn, endpapers spotted and dusty, very occasional light foxing, small damp stain to upper outer corner in Volume I showing intermittently from page 143 to the end, not affecting plates, margins of plates lightly foxed. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the French edition. This is a translation of the German work Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst first published in Vienna in 1773. Delius (1728 - 1779) was a German metallurgist and mineralogist born in Saxony who held posts in Vienna in the Mining Department, was appointed inspector of mines in Hungary in 1761 and was also Professor of Mining Engineering and Finance in the famous Mining Academy in Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz) in the then Kingdom of Hungary. He discovered a new process for the extraction of copper and located a precious opal mine in Hungary. He wrote treatises on the origin of mountains and ore veins, and on the Hungarian opals as well as this work on the science of mine engineering. The folding plates show mining equipment and tools including a first aid kit for assisting drowned or asphyxiated miners, mining structures, buildings and machinery, cross - sections of mines and mineral deposits. See: John Sinkankas, Gemology, An Annotated Bibliography, Volume I, page 262, No. 1630; Sotheby's, New York, Scientific Library of Joseph Freilich, page 135, No.153; Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, Volume 1, page 572, No. 11673. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        THE HISTORY OF AMERICA, FROM ITS DISCOVERY BY COLUMBUS TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE LATE WAR. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE PRESENT UNHAPPY CONTEST BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER COLONIES

      London: Fielding and Walker, 1778. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, rebacked to style. Some scattered foxing and offsetting from plates. Last leaf of first volume torn and repaired. Still, a good copy. A comprehensive history of America for the time, issued in the midst of the American Revolution, covering the period from the conquest through the settlement and division of America. It is likely that the book was inspired by the war, and the second half of the second volume is devoted to events from the French and Indian War up to the American treaty with France in February 1778. Illustrated with a profusion of nicely engraved maps, plans, portraits, and plates depicting South American Indians, scenes of European conquest, Florida Indians, Esquimaux, seaport views, and the like. While some of the views seem to have been cribbed from the usual sources, such as De Bry's GRAND VOYAGES, many seem unique to this work. The early maps are after Bellin, the later ones after Jefferys. SABIN 74383. HOWES R539. BELL R432. SERVIES 549. ESTC T114880. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 319.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1778. In two Volumes. The second edition. 2 volumes, quarto (280 × 225 mm). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, spines decorated gilt, gilt rule border to covers, marbled endpapers. Engraved armorial bookplate of William Brightwell Sumner of Hatchlands. Later ownership inscription of Chas. E. Sorensen of Detroit Michigan, dated Feb. 11 1933 to title of volume one and half-title of volume two. Spines skilfully renewed to style, and corners repaired. A little surface wear to covers, small worm hole to foot of first few leaves of volume two, occasional light spotting; a very good copy. Second edition, first published in 1776, of this classic of economic thought, the only other edition to be published in quarto format, one of 500 copies. Long considered a straight reprint, this edition in fact contains "a number of alterations large and small, some providing new information, some correcting matters of fact, some perfecting the idiom, and a large number now documenting references in footnotes" (Todd, p. 62).

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        M.T. CICERO'S CATO MAJOR, or Discourse on Old Age. Addressed to Titus Pomponius Atticus. With Explanatory Notes by Benj. Franklin, LL.D

      London: Philadelphia: Printed by B. Franklin. Re-printed for Fielding and Walker, London, 1778. Gift copy inscribed to Philip Merivale, English film and stage actor and screenwriter, whose daughter and family eventually resided in Toronto: "For Philip Merivale on the occasion of the opening of "The Road to Rome" in New York - with gratitude and affection - Robert Emmet Sherwood, January 31st, 1927." A winner of four Pulitzer Prizes, this was Sherwood's first play which opened on Broadway to much success, and ran for a year with 392 performances. "He fought with the Royal Highlanders of Canada, CEF in Europe during World War I and was wounded.... Sherwood's first Broadway play, 'The Road to Rome' (1927), a comedy concerning Hannibal's botched invasion of Rome, intoduced one of his favorite themes: the futility of war. Many of his later dramatic works employed variations of that motif, including 'Idiot's Delight' (1936) which won Sherwood the first of four Pulitzer Prizes." - Wikipedia. 19.5 cm x 12.5 cm, pp. [iv], 163, engraved frontispiece portrait, red morocco with wide, decorative gilt border and frame to upper and lower covers, 5 raised bands with elaborate gilt decoration to the compartments, gilt-stamped title, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt others deckled. Incorrectly stamped at foot of spine: Philadelphia 1778, bound by A. Taffin Rel. Experienced moisture damage some time ago, primarily to lower outer corner with front cover lower corner slightly warped, staining and tide-lines primarily to corners of prelims and end pages. This work by the Roman philosopher statesman Cicero is the first classic work translated and printed in North America. . Gift Copy, Inscribed. Full Leather. Very Good.. 12 mo..

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Tizian, eigentlich Tiziano Vecellio (Pieve di Cadore bei Belluno um 1477/90 - 27. 08. Venedig). Ital. Maler. Er gilt als der führende Vertreter der venezianischen Malerei des 16. Jahrhunderts und itst einer der Hauptmeister der italienischen Hochrenaissance. Zu Lebzeiten wurde er oft nach seinem Geburtsort Da Cadore genannt. Ganzporträt seines Sohnes als Kind mit seinem Kindermädchen, "Titian's son and nurse".

      - Schabkunstblatt v. John Murphy n. Tizian b. Boydell, 1778, 50,5 x 35,7 (H) Blattgr.: 67,3 x 50,5cm Sein Schaffen fiel in das Goldene Zeitalter der venezianischen Malerei, als die Serenissima ihre wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Blütezeit erlebte. 1513 eröffnete er in San Samuele seine eigene Werkstatt und entwickelte sich zu einem europaweit gefeierten Künstler. 1533 wurde er von Kaiser Karl V. geadelt und zu dessen Hofmaler ernannt. 1545 reiste Tizian auf Einladung von Papst Paul III. nach Rom, 1548 und 1550 begleitete er Karl V. sowie dessen Sohn Philipp II. auf die Reichstage zu Augsburg. Als Tizian in hohem Alter 1576 an der Pest starb, war er der wohl erfolgreichste Maler der venezianischen Geschichte.

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        Topographie von Niederösterreich, in welcher alle Städte, Märkte, Dörfer . angezeiget werden, die in diesem Erzherzogthume wirklich angetroffen werden . (Dazu): Beschreibung der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstade (!) Wien, als der dritte Theil zur österreichischen Topographie. 3 Bände.

      Wien, Weingand resp.: Kurzböck, 1770-1778. - 8°. Mit 1 gest. Porträt (J. Mansfeld fec.). 6 Bll., 428 SS.; 1 Bl., 327 SS.; 2 Bll., 2 w. Bll., 222 (recte 236) SS., 2 Bll., 177 SS., 11 Bll. Hln. um 1900 mit goldgepr. Rtitel (Einbände in gutem Erhaltungszustand). Gugitz 12024. Slg. Mayer 462. Wurzbach LIV, 80.- Das Exemplar mit dem häufig fehlenden 3. Band "Wien" mit dem Anhang "Beschreibung der Häuser in der Stadt Wien von A. 1766". Die beiden ersten Bände mit dem alphabetischen Ortsverzeichnis von Niederösterreich. "Die Lage der Oerter ist nach dem Verhältnisse angegeben, welches sie mit der Stadt Wien haben" (Vorw.).- Titel mit hs. Bes.-Vermerk, Bd. I zu Beginn etw. wasserrandig, unterschiedlich stockfleckig. Ohne den Wien-Plan. Austriaca - WIEN [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. - 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. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 Kl.-8°. Zus. ca. 3100 S., Marmor. Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Deckelbordüren, Rückenverg., je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, Stehkantenverg. u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt.

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        Anti-Goeze ... D.i. Nothgedrungener beytraege zu den Freywilligen beytraegen des hrn. past. Goeze.

      Braunschweig: [Waisenhausbuchhandlung] Small 8vo (17.5 cm; 7"). 11 numbers in one volume, each 16 pp.. 1778 Lessing was one of the fathers of German Idealism during the Enlightenment and among other things is remembered for having provided “the foundation of a modern philosophy of religion" (Yasukata, Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment, p. 89). Johann Melchior Goeze (1717–86), a contemporary of Lessing, was a spiritual leader of the Lutheran Church in Germany and familiar with literature; he took up writing histories and apologetics and, because of their differing views on religion and ideals of the Enlightenment, he and Lessing entered into a debate. While the two are said to have remained cordial, the debate was so "bitter" that the Duke of Brunswick (Lessing's supporter) "intervened, silencing Lessing" (Oxford Companion to German Literature, 2nd ed., p. 554)! Printed here are Lessing's portions of the eleven exchanges in that debate. Recent boards covered in brown paper specked with black in the style of the era; age-toning and some dampstaining, not beyond "typical." Overall, a good copy of a complete set of Lessing's eleven arguments.

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        Traité des maladies des enfans, Ouvrage qui est le fruit d'une longue observation, & appuyé sur les faits les plus authentique. Traduit de Suédois, par M. Le Febre de Villebrune.

      Paris, 1778. 8vo. Contemporary full mottled calf with five raised bads to gilt spine. Old paper label to top of spine. Overall wear to extremities, especially top capital. Light brownspotting. XII, 582, (2) pp.. Scarce first French edition of Rosenstein's pioneering work on paediatrics, the founding work on modern paediatrics and "the most progressive which had yet been written". "[I]t gave an impetus to research which influenced the future course of paediatrics... The "Underrättelser" (the original Swedish title) were originally published in the calendars of the Academy and were later collected and issued in book form in 1764." (G&M)Garrison & Morton: 6323

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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