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        Osservazioni sulle capacita' de' conduttori elettrici e sulla commozione che anche un semplice conduttore e' atto a dare eguale a quello della boccia di Leyden del sig. Don Alessandro Volta in una lettera al sig. De Saussure; SEGUE Continuazione delle osservazioni sulla capacita' de' conduttori elettrici...

      Marelli 1778 2 fascicoli in 8, pp. 273 - 280 con 1 tav. inc. all'acq. f.t.; 289 - 312. Due stralci contenuti negli 'Opuscoli scelti sulle scienze e sulle arti tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie e dalle Collezioni Filosofiche, e Letterarie', vol. I, primo periodico scientifico milanese edito dal 1778 al 1803 che, sotto la cura di Carlo Amoretti e Francesco Soave, raccoglieva saggi e memorie dei principali scienziati dell'epoca. Edizione originale di questo importante scritto di Volta diviso in una prima parte e sua continuazione. Volta qui dimostra la possibilita' di produrre anche in un semplice conduttore una scossa uguale a quella della boccia di Leida. Nella memoria epistolare indirizzata a De Saussure, Volta introduce - accanto al concetto di 'capacita' elettrica' - quello fondamentale di 'tensione elettrica' (oggi sostituito dal termine 'differenza di potenziale'). ITA

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        De Monti Colonnari e d'altri fenomeni Vulcanici dello Stato Veneto.

      Milano, Marelli, 1778.. In : Opuscoli Scelti sulle Scienze e sulle Arti (Tomo I.). Mit insgesamt 11 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 432 Seiten, 48 Seiten (Register), Lederband der Zeit, 25 x 20 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, innen sauber. Vorliegender erster Jahrgang enthält u. a. zwei Schriften von Alessandro Volta: Osservazioni sul fosforo d'orina (Seite 65-68) und Osservazioni sulla capacita de' conduttori elettrici, e sulla commozione che anche un semplice conduttore e atto a dare eguale a quella della boccia di Leyden... in una lettera al Sig. de Saussure (273-280 u. 289-312, mit 1 Tafel, ferner Beiträge, teils im Erstdruck, von Fortis, Pallas, Priestley, Senebier, Sulzer u. a. Sechs der interessanten Kupfer (Gesteinsvormationen, Ansichten) illustrieren "De' Monti Colonnari e d'altri fenomeni vulcanici dello stato Veneto" von John Strange.

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        Unterricht für die Unterwundärzte bey Armeen, besonders bey dem Königlich-Preußischen Artilleriecorps. Johann Christian Anton Thedens Königl. Preuß. dritten Generalchirurgus, Regimentsfeldscheers des hochlöblichen Artilleriecorps, und Mitgliedes der Römischen Akademie der Naturforscher. Mit königl. Preuß. Churf. Sächs. und Churf. Brandenburgischen allergnädigsten Freyheiten. >Der Militärarzt, Naturforscher, "Erster Preußischer Generalchirurg", Leibarzt Friedrich II. (nach Prof. Dr. Samuel Schaarschmidt), Freimaurer (1714-1797), der ohne akademische Ausbildung und ohne familiären Hintergrund Karriere machte, schrieb Medizingeschichte. Bekanntermaßen erfand er das "Wund- oder Schußwasser, Arquebusade", mit Kautschuk überzogene elastische Kath

      Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. 1778. Berlin bey Friedrich Nicolai, Buchhändler unter der Stechbahn. - (16), 334 Seiten und 38 Leerblätter zusätzlich eingebunden (davon 3 Blatt mit Notizen in einer alten Schreibschrift, schwarze Tinte). Halblederband der Zeit (oder später) mit Rückenvergoldung, 5 Bünde, rotes Lederrückenschild. Lederecken. Blau-marmorierter Buchschnitt. Frakturschrift. In einem ausgezeichneten Zustand, nur die Vorsatzpapiere an den Ecken etwas leimschattig, das Titelblatt kaum. Das Papier ist ungebräunt, fast frisch zu nennen, Bindung fest. Aussen geringfügigst beschabt, der Lederrücken allerdings nicht mehr vollständig glatt. Alter Besitzvermerk (?) vorn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. <br>Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus no 681 A..

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        Traité des eaux minérales de Chateldon de celles de Vichy et Haute-Rive en EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Moulins|& à Paris: Chez la veuve Faure et chez Didot, 1778. Fine. Chez la veuve Faure et chez Didot, à Moulins & à Paris 1778, In 12 (10x17,5cm), xxiv, 301pp. (3), relié. - First Edition. shagreen half wedge tobacco late nineteenth signed Krafft. Back to nerves elegantly decorated. Piece as black shagreen. Nets on the boards. Red slices. Date tail. Beautiful copy, perfectly prepared. After experiencing the benefits of mineral waters of Vichy itself, author, physician and resident at Vichy has been given to study and analyze the main sources of Vichy and reports in this Treaty, not hesitating to qualify waters Chateldon, the most medicinal waters in Europe. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin à coin tabac fin XIXe signé V. Krafft. Dos à nerfs élégamment orné. Pièce de titre de chagrin noir. Filets sur les plats. Tranches rouge. Date en queue. Bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi. Après avoir éprouvé le bienfaits des eaux minérales de Vichy sur lui-même, l'auteur, médecin et résident à Vichy s'est donné pour objet d'étude et d'analyse les principales sources de Vichy dont il rend compte dans ce traité, n'hésitant pas à qualifier les eaux de Chateldon, les eaux les plus médicinales d'Europe.

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        The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe; of York, mariner With an account of how he was at last as strangely delivered by pirates Written by himself The fifteenth edition, adorned with new cuts

      London: printed for J. Buckland, W. Strahan [et al.]. 1778. 2 volumes, 12mo, pp. 288; 275, [1]; engraved frontispiece in volume I, 11 engraved plates (4 folding) by J. Lodge; lacking the map in volume II; contemporary full calf, red morocco labels on gilt-paneled spines; upper joints on both volumes slighhtly cracked, with some neat restoration to that on volume I; rear joints tender; light wear at extremities; all else very good, the plates clean and sharp and used for the first time in this edition.

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        The Ready Observator, or an Infallible Method for Determining the Latitude at Sea: by Altitude of the Sun .

      printed for J. Mount, T. Page and W. Mount, London 1778 - "The Second edition, with an Appendix" Engraved title page (chipped and defective), [2], iii, [1], 86 pp. 1 vols. 4to. A Rare Manual of Navigation, 1778. ESTCT 59664 (British Library only); OCLC: 84682637 (2 copies in US) Original sewing with back wrapper only (small chip at outer edge, and stained), first two leaves detached; engraved vignette title page waterstained and badly chipped, with some loss to imprint. Still, a remarkable survival of a rare and fragile book Engraved title page (chipped and defective), [2], iii, [1], 86 pp. 1 vols. 4to

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        Da Asia. Nova edicao.

      Lisboa, na Regia Officina Typografica, 1778-1788.. 24 vols. 12mo. With engr. portraits of Barros, Couto, Henry the Navigator, and Afonso de Albuquerque and 6 maps, one in duplicate. 19th-century Spanish mottled sheep, spines gilt with titles and number of volume on two labels. Top edge red (the others uncut).. The best and most complete edition of what is considered the most comprehensive work on Portuguese colonial history by Joao de Barros (decades I-IV) and Diego de Couto; the first edition to include decades X and XI. Books 2 and 3 of the "Decada Segunda" offer a detailed narrative of Afonso de Albuquerque's expedition to the Arabian Gulf and his conquest of Ormuz in 1507; the island remained under Portuese occupation from 1515 to 1622. As vassals of the Portuguese state, the Kingdom of Ormuz jointly participated in the 1521 invasion of Bahrain that ended Jabrid rule of the Arabian archipelago. - This is "the best edition of this famous work on Portuguese colonial history. The first edition appeared at Lisbon, Madrid and Paris from 1552 to 1645. It consists of 12 "Decadas" (decades), comprising the history of the years 1420-1600. Only Decadas I, II, III and a part of IV are by J. de Barros, the rest is by D. de Couto, who begins his part also with Decada IV, so that there are two Decadas IV" (Laures). De Barros (1496-1570), head agent for the Portuguese overseas trade authority "Casa da India", managed to persuade King Joao III to commission from him a history of the Portuguese in India (including Asia and southeast Africa). The result earned him renown as one of the first great Portuguese historians, and the the title of a "Portuguese Livy". The 'Decades' contain "the early history of the Portuguese in India and Asia and reveal careful study of Eastern historians and geographers, as well as of the records of his own country. They are distinguished by clearness of exposition and orderly arrangement. They are also lively accounts" (Enc. Britannica). - Binding slightly rubbed; numerous underlinings and marginal notes in graphite, red and blue pencil. A very good copy, clean and crisp. - Cordier, BJ, 34 and BS, 2309. Innocencio, III, 322. Laures 642. Streit IV, 667 (with extensive list of contents) & VI, 630. This edition not in Borba de Moraes. For the maps cf. Gole, India, 8.

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        Poésies érotiques EDITION ORIGINALE

      A l'isle de Bourbon: S.n., 1778. Fine. S.n., A l'isle de Bourbon 1778, In-12 (10,5x17,5cm), (2) 64pp., relié. - Rare first edition printed in Reunion on large paper (Vellum strong) Copy the figure and weapons comtales nineteenth (unidentified). Bound in full calf antique scales. Smooth back adorned with jewels and 4 threads. As an exhibit in black leather. Roulette framing on the boards. Gilt edges. Top cap threadbare with missing the jaw to the upper plate. Lack tail. Scuffs on boards and corners bumped. Pretty paper dominoté guard. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare édition originale imprimée à petit nombre à La Réunion (île de Bourbon), sur grand papier (Hollande fort). Exemplaire au chiffre et aux armes comtales du XIXe (non identifiées). Reliure en plein veau écailles d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 fleurons et de filets.  Pièce de titre en maroquin noir. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Coiffe supérieure élimée, avec manque au mors au plat supérieur. Un manque en queue. Epidermures sur les plats et coins émoussés. Joli papier de garde dominoté. Exemplaire appréciable malgré les menus défaus, et parfaitement frais. Après avoir vécu en France, le chevalier Evariste Parny retourna dans son île natale où il s'éprit d'une jeune créole de 13 ans. Ce recueil lui est dédié, Parny la rebaptisant Eléonore. la plupart des poèmes content cet amour sulfureux.

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        Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis, Sixti V & Clementis VIII (2 Volume Set)

      Matriti, Apud Ioachimum Ibara; Joachimum Ibarra, 1778-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes. Folios. Handsomely bound in fine speckled calf. Pleasing to the eye and touch. Gilt tooling, 6 raised bands. Full leather binding. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Vol. II has a small crack at front board joint. One corner bumped. All edges red. Marbled end pages. Collated. Vol. 1: [12], lxxvj, 671 pp + engraved title. Vol II: [2], 771 pp. V. 1. has added engraved title page. This is "A Madrid edition, with the annotations of Jean Baptiste Du Hamel (first published in a Paris Bible in 1706) and chronological notes, etc. taken from A. Vitrés edition ... The Latin text is accented." cf. Historical catalogue of the printed editions of the Holy Scripture ... pub. by the British & foreign Bible Soc. v. 2, pt. 2, p. 987, no. 6268. Sixti V. & Clementis VIII.

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        De' monti Colonnari e d'altri fenomeni vulcanici dello stato veneto. Memoria di S. E. il sig. cav. Giovanni Strange.; SEGUE Continuazione della memoria su i monti Colonnari ed altri fenomeni vulcanici dello Stato veneto

      (Marelli) (1778), (Milano) - In 8, pp. 73-107 conÂ4 tavv. f.t. piu' volte rip. inc. all'acq.; 145-177 con 2 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.ÂBr. rifatta con carta d'epoca. Due stralci da 'Opuscoli scelti sulle scienze e sulle arti tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie e dalle Collezioni Filosofiche, e Letterarie', vol. I, primo periodico scientifico milanese edito dal 1778 al 1803 che, sotto la cura di Carlo Amoretti e Francesco Soave, raccoglieva saggi e memorie dei principali scienziati dell'epoca. Interessante saggio di questo studioso inglese,ÂJohn Strange,Âche analizza le formazioni geologiche dei colonnari, fessurazioni del terreno nel territorio vicentino e sui colli Euganei. La cura editotoriale e linguistica di questa pubblicazione in italiano venne affidata ad Alberto Fortis, naturalista e geologo italiano nato a Padova nel 1741. ITA

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        Recueil de Planches pour la Nouvelle Edition du Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers - Tome Premier

      Pellet 1778 - 1778. Pellet. Geneve. 1 volume. In-4º, 27cm. Enc. Centenas de gravuras muitas delas desdobráveis, com 35 páginas de texto com a explicação das gravuras sobre Sciences Mathematiques, 85 páginas de texto sobre Évolutions de Terre e a explicação das gravuras sobre Art Militaire, 31 páginas de texto com a explicação das gravuras sobre Marine e 14 páginas de texto sobre Evolutions Navales e a explicação das gravuras obre esse tema. Encadernação da época em inteira de pele com restauros. Manchas de tinta superficiais no corte de folhas. Manchas de humidade muito desvanecidas e mais pronunciadas nas últimas folhas. Manchas de tinta numa gravura. Muito bom estado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complettes EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez la veuve Duchesne, 1778. Fine. Chez la veuve Duchesne, à Paris 1778, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (9,5x17,5cm), (2) xvj, (20) 504 pp. et (25) 527 pp. et (1) 455 pp.et (1) 432 pp.et (2) 444 pp.et (1)480 pp., relié. - First Edition collective. A portrait frontispiece and two engravings by Marillier the second volume (one of these prints often lack). False titles and titles in red and black. Full sheepskin slightly later blonde. Smooth spine decorated with boxes and wheels. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco with wheels. Some corners bumped. A thin tear head of Volume I. Fine copy. The posthumous edition, two years after the death of the author, is distributed as follows: Volume I and II: Theatre and letters Turkey; Volume III, IV, and V: Historical Essays on Paris; Volume VI: History of the Order of the Holy Spirit (which Saint-Foix was appointed historian in 1764). It does not forget the character was St. Foix, who served up to 36 years in the Musketeers in search of literary fame with its twenty rooms, with a rough and quarrelsome spirit. His two historical books are naturally important and significant. Paris trials are not a history of the capital, but an attempt to keep as close, through history the spirit of a people. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective. Un portrait au frontispice et 2 gravures par Marillier au second tome (une de ces gravures manque souvent). Faux-titres et titres en rouge et noir. Reliure en pleine basane blonde légèrement plus tardive. Dos lisse orné de caissons et roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir avec roulettes. Quelques coins émoussés. Une mince déchirure en tête du tome I. Bel exemplaire. L'édition posthume, deux ans après le décès de l'auteur, se distribue comme suit : Tome I et II : Théâtre et les lettres Turques ; Tome III, IV, et V : Essais historiques sur Paris ; Tome VI : Histoire de l'ordre du Saint-Esprit (dont Saint-Foix fut nommé historiographe en 1764). On n'oubliera nullement le personnage que fut Saint- Foix, qui servit jusqu'à 36 ans dans les Mousquetaires, en quête de gloire littéraire avec sa vingtaine de pièces, d'un esprit rude et querelleur. Ses deux livres historiques sont naturellement importants et notables. Les essais sur Paris ne constituent pas une Histoire de la capitale, mais une tentative de serrer au plus près, au moyen de l'histoire l'esprit d'un peuple.

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        The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent Containing the Antient and Present State of it, Civil and Ecclesiastical

      Canterbury: Printed for the Author, by Simmons and Kirkby.1778., 1778. Volumes, 1, 2 & 3 only.Books measure 16 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches.40 engraved plates, some folding, 14 folding maps, only.Inscriptions of Walworth Howland Roberts '' Judge of County Courts '' and Elizabeth Coveney of Brenchley, Kent. Volume 1.Collation, xii,cli[1]580,42[1]pp, lacking the 9 maps, and engraving of Langley Park. Volume 2.Collation, iv,817[1]72[1]pp, lacking the 11 maps, and engraving of Chilson House. Volume 3.Collation, [iv]2,765[1]51[2]pp, 13 folding maps, other illustrations, including full page, and folding plate of Folkestone, lacking map of West or Little Barnfield Hundred, and map of Romney Marsh which was published separately.Bound in full modern antiquarian style calf. Calf lightly rubbed, a few small minor abrasion wear marks, some fading. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, 1 large folding plate has a few tears, but complete, some light browning.Pages and plates in good condition throughout. A very nice informative well illustrated work. . Full Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768

      printed for the Author, sold by J. Walter and S. Crowder, London 1778 - (8 1/4 x 5 inches). [20],xvi,543,[1]pp. 2 folding engraved maps, 4 engraved plates. (Early Scottish bookseller's ticket on front pastedown). Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving the original red morocco lettering piece. Provenance: Alexander Mackintosh (inscription on title dated 1831) First edition of this landmark work on the exploration of the American West. Jonathan Carver, who was born in Massachusetts, served in the colonial militia during the French and Indian War rising to the rank of Captain and mastering the techniques of surveying and map making. He left the army in 1763 with the intention of exploring the new territories acquired by the British as a result of the war. In 1766 Robert Rogers appointed Carver to lead a semi-official expedition to find a route via lakes and rivers to the Pacific Ocean and the East Indies. Carver left Fort Michilimackinac at Mackinack Island in the spring of 1766, travelling along the northern coast of Lake Michigan, before cutting across to what is now the Door County peninsula in Wisconsin and continuing along the western edge of the bay until reaching what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin. From here he traveled up the Fox River to the Winnebago Indian village at the north end of Lake Winnebago. He continued up the Fox River until he arrived at the "Grand Portage" (a well used portage between the Fox River and the Wisconsin River). Carver then crossed to the Wisconsin River and traveled down to the Mississippi emerging at the great trade encampment at Prairie du Chien. He then turned north into what is now Minnesota. By the late summer he had reached the Saint Anthony Falls (Minneapolis). He spent some time near the falls but turned south, down the Mississippi to find a more suitable place to spend the winter, setting camp in a tribal village in what is now eastern Iowa. The next spring he continued exploring and mapping the Mississippi River through what is now Minnesota and Wisconsin before eventually returning in 1768 to the British fort at Mackinack. In pursuit of a claim for compensation from the British Government for the work he had put into the expedition, Carver travelled to London and it was here that the present work was published. "Carver's book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second London edition followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a continental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the west (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution and stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." Arents 890; Bell C84; Cox II,151; Field 251; Gagnon II 325; Graff 622; Howes C215; JCB II 2538; Jones 563; Lande 108; Pilling Algonquian p. 68, & Siouan p. 12. Sabin 11184; Streeter III,1772; cf.Jones 563. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memorie intorno alle pubbliche Fabbriche più insigni della Città di Brescia

      1778. ZAMBONI, Baldassare Camillo. Memorie intorno alle pubbliche fabbriche piu insigni della città di Brescia. viii, 163, [5] pp. Illustrated with an engraved title-page featuring a large vignette of female figures in an outdoor classical setting, signed by Pietro Beceni; 12 folding plates showing different views of the Palazzo delle Ragioni, engraved by Beceni at Brescia after Gaspare Turbini; ten headpieces engraved by F. Zucchi after F. Battaglioli, of Brescian monuments; five engraved tailpieces of putti in various poses; and ten engraved historiated initials, especially designed for this printing. Folio, 404 x 283 mm, bound in original Italian rustic paper boards with marbled paper spine. Uncut, on thick paper. Brescia: Pietro Vescovi, 1778. |~||~||~| First Edition of the most significant work on municipal buildings in Brescia. Compiled by Baldassare Zamboni (1723-1797), Abbe of Calvisano, who divided the text into nine chapters treating the architectural history of city offices, piazze, and palazzi, before and after occupation by the Venetian Signoria, with copious footnotes adding historical details and references. The folding plates illustrate views of the Palazzo delle Ragioni, including the original plan as well as a prospectus by the Neapolitan architect Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773) to repair damage from the fire of 1573. A selection of Vanvitelli's writings appears in the Appendix, along with letters and lists by other local architects and artists: Jacopo Sansovino, Galeazzo Alessio, Giulio Todeschini, Agostino Covo, Lelio Buzzi, Lorenzo Binago, Andrea Palladio writing about the duomo in 1575, and Titian corresponding with city officials in 1565 about very specific designs for three paintings. Rich with detail, this is a fascinating study of Brescian aesthetics and a fine example of Lombardian printing in near original condition. Light stain on just a few leaves and one small hole in middle of outer margin throughout, probably where the sheets were tied for delivery to the binder. Cicognara 4128 ("Opera ben fatta, e utilissima"). Schlosser-Magnino, p. 569. Berlin Katalog 2724. Raccolta Palladiana 224.

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        Systema mineralogicum. Editio altera correcta. 2 Bände.

      Wien, Kraus, 1778.. 8°, circa 20,6 x 13,5 cm. Gestochenes Portrait, 8 Bll., 448 SS., 19; 6 Bll., 640 SS., 30 Bll., mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln Leder d. Zt. mit 2 Rschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Roller-G. II, 555; vgl. Sinkankas 6985 (zur EA 1747): "The first mineralogical work to set forth a scheme of classification for the mineral kingdom based on chemical as well as external characters." Sehr seltene zweite korrigierte Ausgabe mit neuem Vorwort des Verlegers und neuem Portrait-Kupfer (von Schütz, datiert 1777), mit umfangreichem Register und zwei gefalteten Kupfern, die Mineralien zeigen. Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (1709-1785) lehrte Geologie und Mineralogie an der Universität Uppsala. - Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk, etwas gebräunt, sehr dekorativ gebunden. - Rare second, corrected edition with a new preface, a new portrait, 2 folding engraved plates and an extensive index. Title with old inscription, minor browning, very decorative bindings in full calf with gilt spine.

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        Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jérusalem, appelés depuis chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui chevaliers de Malthe

      hardcover. 7 vols, 12mo, 17,5 x 10 cm., 3180 pps., Leclerc, Paris, 1778, Minimal damage to top of spines, library plate and stamp inside. Browning in places good/very good/no dj

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        Discorso istorico intorno alla Cappella de' signori Minutoli sotto il titolo di S. Pietro apostolo e di S. Anastasia martire dietro il Duomo Napoletano.

      Stamperia Raimondiana 1778 SERSALE Benedetto. Napoli, Stamperia Raimondiana, 1778. Discorso istorico intorno alla Cappella de' signori Minutoli sotto il titolo di S. Pietro apostolo e di S. Anastasia martire dietro il Duomo Napoletano. In - 4°, pergamena coeva. (12), 96 pp. Vignetta allegorica sul front. e 3 tavole incise in rame molte volte ripiegate f.t. Bell' esemplare della rara seconda edizione accresciuta e corretta. Manca al Lozzi. Il cat. Bocca cita l' edizione 1745 senza tavole. Coleti, p. 140, n. 97 cita un esemplare pure senza tavole. In questo esemplare è possibile effettuare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Mob. 2.

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        TAL, om den tilvaxt och nytta, som Vetenskaperne i allmanhet, sardeles Natural-Historien, redan vunnit och ytterligare kunna vinna, genom undersokningar i soder-hafvet

      Stockholm, Tryckt hos Johan Georg Lange, 1778.. FIRST EDITION 1778, text in Swedish, this copy is from the Parsons Collection. Bound pamphlet with stab hole in inner margins, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 39 pages, engraved vignette pasted to title page as issued, bound in modern plain boards, all edges red. Light foxing to title page otherwise a very good copy. See: Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, published by Horden House, Part 1, No.114, at the lower edge of the first pastedown there is a small label "R.D.P." " Very scarce: a significant discussion of the present state of scientific knowledge of the South Seas and what might be expected in the Oceania region, based on discoveries made by Cook's first two voyages as well as Crozet's visit to Tasmania and New Zealand. Sparman, botanist on Cook's second voyage, was well placed to make this report to the Swedish Academy of science on his recent voyage. He discusses the benifits to science and especially to natural history already gained and likely to be gained in the future, by discoveries and investigations in the Pacific". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De' monti Colonnari e d'altri fenomeni vulcanici dello stato veneto. Memoria di S. E. il sig. cav. Giovanni Strange...; SEGUE Continuazione della memoria su i monti Colonnari ed altri fenomeni vulcanici dello Stato veneto

      (Marelli) (1778) In 8, pp. 73 - 107 con?4 tavv. f.t. pi? volte rip. inc. all'acq.; 145 - 177 con 2 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.?Br. rifatta con carta d'epoca. Due stralci da 'Opuscoli scelti sulle scienze e sulle arti tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie e dalle Collezioni Filosofiche, e Letterarie', vol. I, primo periodico scientifico milanese edito dal 1778 al 1803 che, sotto la cura di Carlo Amoretti e Francesco Soave, raccoglieva saggi e memorie dei principali scienziati dell'epoca. Interessante saggio di questo studioso inglese,?John Strange,?che analizza le formazioni geologiche dei colonnari, fessurazioni del terreno nel territorio vicentino e sui colli Euganei. La cura editotoriale e linguistica di questa pubblicazione in italiano venne affidata ad Alberto Fortis, naturalista e geologo italiano nato a Padova nel 1741. ITA

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

      London: G. Robinson, 1778. Quarto, with folding table and folding map; a fine, clean, and large copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine gilt in compartments, red label, a little bumped at head of spine. First edition of this pioneer work on the anthropology of the Pacific, written by the naturalist aboard Cook's second voyage; this is one of the copies to contain the important "Chart Representing the Isles of the South Seas", not present in all copies, which is based on the original sketch of the islands around Tahiti drawn for Cook by Tupaia, the Tahitian priest and navigator, on board the Endeavour. Tupaia discussed these islands at great length with Cook, who took extensive notes. A version of the map, in turn, was communicated to Forster by Richard Pickersgill, the Pacific veteran, but Forster also made comparisons with a second map in Banks' possession, and a list prepared by Cook himself. The map is, in Forster's own words, 'a monument of the ingenuity and geographical knowledge of the people in the Society Isles, and of Tupaya in particular.'It was originally intended that Johann Forster should be involved in the official account of the voyage, but he fell out of favour with the Admiralty and the task was left to Cook and his editor Canon Douglas. Forster was then asked to supply a companion volume of his scientific observations, but this project too was shelved. Relations between the Forsters and the Admiralty became especially frosty once they published Georg's unofficial Voyage, but Forster nonetheless persisted with this work and had it printed on his own account. This work should be considered the companion piece to the two-volume official account of the voyage.Forster's "Remarks on the Human Species", accounting for two-thirds of the text, and its most important part, is primarily concerned with the South Sea Islanders, with inquiries into their 'progress toward civilisation', principles of happiness, health and diseases, religion, morals, manners, arts, and sciences, with a comparative table of languages from the Society Islands to New Holland. Forster carefully interviewed the natives (identifying his informants) in all aspects of their culture, and includes an account of Tahitian knowledge of geography and navigation, this last accompanied by the Tupaia chart.Forster also includes interesting comments on the preservation of health during long sea voyages, notably regarding the findings of Dr James Lind (one of the people originally considered for the second voyage, who withdrew together with Banks and Solander after the contretemps regarding their accommodation).The list of subscribers, mostly Oxford academics, accounts for only ninety-one copies. Beaglehole, II, pp. clii-cliii; Beddie, 1261; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', p. 62; Hill, 628; Hocken, p. 18; Holmes, 29; Kroepelien, 456; New Zealand National Bibliography, 2012; O'Reilly-Reitman, 395, etc; Rosove, 140.A1; see Michael Hoare, The Tactless Philosopher, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 182-183 for a discussion of the publication of this work; Spence, 467.

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        Observations sur les maladies épidémiques (Année 1770) [with] Collection d';observations sur les maladies et constitutions épidémiques [Three Volumes]

      De l';impr. de Vincent / Chez Didot et Méquignon; A Rouen: De l'imprimerie privilégiée, Paris / Rouen 1778 - cxxxiij, [3], 420 pp; xvi, 595, [6], [599] -1076 pp. Full titles: Volume I: Observations sur les maladies épidémiques, ouvrage rédigé d'après le tableau des epidémiques d'Hippocrate, et dans lequel on indique la meilleure méthode d'observer ce genre de maladies . Publié par ordre du gouvernement, et aux fraix du roi. Volumes 2-3: Collection d'observations sur les maladies et constitutions épidémiques; ouvrage qui expose une suite de quinze années d'observations, & dans lequel les épidémies, les constitutions régnantes & intercurrentes, sont liées, selon le voeu d'Hippocrate, avec les causes météorologiques, locales & relatives aux différens climats, ainsi qu'avec l'histoire naturelle & médicale de la Normandie. On y a joint un appendix sur l'ordre des constitutions épidémiques . Pub. par ordre du gouvernement .This second set being a supplement to the first. Louis Lépecq de la Cloture (1736-1804), a Rouen physician and professor of Surgery, was part of a new generation of medical thinkers inspired by the scientific revolution and the enlightenment."to study disease and environment in more exact terms by coordinating climatic and clinical observations? [They represented] a new kind of health activist who looked beyond the patient's bedside and thought about the broad environmental factors that shaped human disease," (Quinlan: The Great Nation in Decline: sex, modernity and health crises in revolutionary France c. 1750-1850, p. 64). The culmination of this work in France was these two sophisticated topographies on disease in Normandy in which Lepecq, who worked on the issue for fifteen years, provided both case histories as well as detailed analyzes of epidemics and their relationship to climate, geography, water sources, and local customs, writing in his first work that doctors must study sickness in its natural habitat before they could treat large-scale health issues. Two very important 18th century works on Epidemiology. Brunet III, pp. 990-991. Graesse IV, p. 169. Frere: Bibliographe Normand, II pp. 212-3. Bayle & Thillaye II, p. 616. Spines rubbed, one volume with shallow chip at head of spine and small chip at lower edge, a few scuff marks to boards, otherwise bindings solid, leaves clean, a very good set. Full continental cat's paw calf, spine with five raised bands, two morocco lettering pieces, red on two volumes, brown and tan o.

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        JOURNALS OF CONGRESS. CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS FROM JANUARY 1, 1776, TO JANUARY 1, 1777

      York-town, Pa.: Printed by John Dunlap, 1778.. [2],520,xxvii pp. Contemporary paper boards spine with paper loss, front board detached. Contemporary ownership inscription of Solon Stevens on front flyleaf. Light, even toning. Some minor soiling. Very good in original unsophisticated condition. This volume of the Journals of Congress is one of the rarest of the series issued from 1774 to 1788, and has a peculiar and romantic publication history. Textually it covers the exciting events of 1776, culminating with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, an early printing of which appears here, as well as all of the other actions of Congress for the year. It is thus a vital document in the history of American independence and the American Revolution. Through the middle of 1777 the printer of the Journals of Congress was Robert Aitken of Philadelphia. In 1777 he published the first issue of the Journals for 1776, under his own imprint. This was completed in the spring or summer. In the fall of 1777 the British campaign under Howe forced the Congress to evacuate Philadelphia, moving first to Lancaster and then to York, Pennsylvania. The fleeing Congress took with it what it could, but, not surprisingly, was unable to remove many copies of its printed Journals, which would have been bulky and difficult to transport. Presumably, any left behind in Philadelphia were destroyed by the British, accounting for the particular scarcity of those volumes today. Among the material evacuated from Philadelphia were the printed sheets of pages 1-424 of the 1776 Journals, printed by Aitken. Having lost many complete copies in Philadelphia, and not having the terminal sheets to make up more copies, Congress resolved to reprint the remainder of the volume. Aitken had not evacuated his equipment, but John Dunlap, the printer of the original Declaration, had. Congress thus appointed Dunlap as the new printer to Congress on May 2, 1778. Dunlap then reprinted the rest of the volume (coming out to a slightly different pagination from Aitken's version). He added to this a new titlepage, under his imprint at York, with a notice on the verso of his appointment as printer to Congress. This presumably came out between his appointment on May 2 and the return of Congress to Philadelphia in July 1778. Because of Dunlap's name on the titlepage, it has often been erroneously assumed that this volume contains a printing of the Declaration of Independence by Dunlap. In fact, that appears in the section of the original Aitken printing. Evans has further muddied the waters by the ghost entry of Evans 15685, ascribing a Dunlap, York printing to 1777. In fact, there is only one Dunlap version, Evans 16137, with the 1778 date. A great Revolutionary rarity. EVANS 15685, 16137. HILDEBURN 3727. NAIP w020598. MATYAS, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 77-09B.

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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).

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        RelaÁ?o, ou noticia particular da infeliz viagem da n?o de Sua Magestade Fidelissima, Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, e S. Pedro de Alcantara, do Rio de Janeiro para a Cidade de Lisboa neste presente anno.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1778. - Woodcut initial. (3 ll.), 72 pp. 4?, mid-nineteenth-century quarter sheep over decorated boards (slight wear to extremities; lacking front free endleaf), flat spine, gilt letter, edges sprinkled red. Minor spotting and soiling to title page; otherwise clean and crisp. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. An account of the terrible voyage Alexandre e Silva made from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon in the company of some 600 others on a single ship. The passengers included the captain-general of Mozambique, Captain-General of Goi s JosÈ de Almeida Vasconcelos, and the famous judge of the Court of Appeals JosÈ Mascarenhas Pacheco Coelho e Melo, who was imprisoned in Brazil for twenty years by order of the MarquÍs de Pombal. The voyage lasted 216 days, for 46 of which the ship sailed without masts or a rudder. The author wrote this account to call attention to the need for more adequate fitting of the ships used for Atlantic crossings. At the end is a poem celebrating the return of Judge Mascarenhas to Portugal. The work appeared again at Lisbon, 1869.Elias Alexandre e Silva, or Elias Alexandre da Silva Correa, was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1753 and began a military career in Santa Catarina. Having survived this hazardous voyage, he served for four years in the Portuguese infantry, then seven years in Angola (1782-1789), and later served in Rio de Janeiro. His @Historia de Angola, only published in 1937, is described by Borba as "a remarkable work."---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 801: "interesting and rare"; @PerÌodo colonial 357-8: "rarissima e notavel relaÁ?o." Blake II, 261. InnocÍncio II, 225. @Imprensa Nacional p. 336. Sch?ffer, @Portuguese Exploration to the West and the Formation of Brazil 8. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 778/6. Welsh 3590. Palha 2317. Not in Rodrigues. NUC: DCU-IA, MH, ICN. OCLC: 80873875 (Harvard University); 557405853 (British Library); 41629000 (New York Public Library, University of Toronto-Fisher Library); 719448368 (digitized). Porbase locates 2 copies of this edition at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, plus a single copy of the second, Lisbon 1869 (at the Biblioteca Nacional). Copac repeats British Library.SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tableau historique et politique de l'etat ancien et actuel de la colonie de

      A Maestricht: Chez Jean-Edme Dufour, 1778. Fine. Chez Jean-Edme Dufour, A Maestricht 1778, In-8 (12,5x20cm), xxiv, 392pp. (1), relié. - Second edition, after the original published in 1765. Binding full marbled fair calf and then frozen. Back to beautifully decorated nerves. As an exhibit in Havana morocco. Work toward the upper flat of 3 zones, 2 small 6 mn in diameter, a longer tail to bits, and 2 small areas on the lower flat. Despite this flaw, Beautiful vintage binding, good appearance. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré et glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs joliment orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Travaux de vers sur le plat supérieur sur 3 zones, 2 petites de 6 mn de diamètre, une plus longue au mors en queue, et 2 petites zones sur le plat inférieur. Malgré ce défaut, Belle reliure d'époque, de bon aspect. Histoire de la colonie de Surinam, l'état actuel de son commerce, de ses richesses... L'auteur dresse le tableau d'une colonie essentielle pour la vie et l'avenir des Hollandais, et cherche les remèdes à sa décadence en pointant les erreurs de l'administration. Fermin avait auparavant donné La description générale, historique et géographique de la colonie de Surinam en 1769, et il a choisi de publier ce traité à part de son ouvrage plus orthodoxe sur la Guyanne hollandaise, mais qui peut être vu comme un supplément ou une suite ; avec des tableaux de l'état de son commerce (sucre, café, cacao...) Ex-libris gravé aux armes du XIXe de Merode Westerloo.

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        TAL, om den tilvaxt och nytta, som Vetenskaperne i allmanhet, sardeles Natural - Historien, redan vunnit och ytterligare kunna vinna, genom undersokningar i soder - hafvet.

      Stockholm, Tryckt hos Johan Georg Lange, 1778.FIRST EDITION 1778, text in Swedish, this copy is from the Parsons Collection. Bound pamphlet with stab hole in inner margins, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 39 pages, engraved vignette pasted to title page as issued, bound in modern plain boards, all edges red. Light foxing to title page otherwise a very good copy. See: Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, published by Horden House, Part 1, No.114, at the lower edge of the first pastedown there is a small label "R.D.P." " Very scarce: a significant discussion of the present state of scientific knowledge of the South Seas and what might be expected in the Oceania region, based on discoveries made by Cook's first two voyages as well as Crozet's visit to Tasmania and New Zealand. Sparman, botanist on Cook's second voyage, was well placed to make this report to the Swedish Academy of science on his recent voyage. He discusses the benifits to science and especially to natural history already gained and likely to be gained in the future, by discoveries and investigations in the Pacific". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Konvolut von fünf originalkolorierte Aquatintablätter aus Giulio FERRARIO, Le costume ancien et moderne, italienische Ausgabe um 1830

      . Bildformate 15 x 20,5 bis 20 x 32 cm, 1 Blatt Hochformat.. Graesse II, 571. - Die von verschiedenen Künstlern (Bottigella, Biasioli, Castelli u. a.) verfertigten Darstellungen zeigen den Empfang von Captain Cook auf der Inselgruppe (Jänner 1778), Eingeborene im Alltag und bei einem zeremoniellen Tanz, Wohn- und Ritualgebäude, Statuen und Totempfähle. Zugehöriger Text in Kopie beiliegend. Ein Blatt mit restaurierter Fehlstelle, ein Blatt seitlich knapprandig und mit kaum sichtbarer Vertikalfalte, insgesamt gut erhalten und in kräftigem Originalkolorit. Zusammen

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM EDMUND PENDLETON TO HIS AGENT, COL. WILLIAM PRESTON, REGARDING A SALE OF PENDLETON'S LANDS].

      Caroline, Va. Nov. 16, 1778. - [2]pp. plus integral address leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Silked. Small paper loss from wax seal (repaired), affecting several words of text. Significant paper loss to top quarter of address leaf, as well as seal area; repaired and not affecting text. In his highly legible hand. Very good. In a folio- sized tan half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Virginia lawyer and Revolutionary patriot Edmund Pendleton writes to his agent, William Preston, regarding several land transactions Preston is carrying out on his behalf. Edmund Pendleton served as a representative to the First Continental Congress, was president of both of Virginia's revolutionary conventions in 1775, and was also president of the powerful Committee of Safety for the state. Only an injury sustained in a fall from a horse (to which he refers in this letter) kept him from being in the Second Congress and a signer of the Declaration. He was elected president of the Virginia convention again in 1776, and under his direction, Virginia's delegates to the Continental Congress put forth a motion for independence from Britain. Following Independence, he helped revise Virginia's own Constitution, and worked tirelessly on behalf of the judicial system, serving as a chief justice in Virginia's courts. Finally, he presided as president of Virginia's Ratifying Convention for the Constitution in 1788. William Preston was a political and military leader on the Virginia frontier. During the Revolution he organized Virginia's frontier defenses, and personally organized and led a group of militiamen who fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina. In this letter Pendleton writes Preston about several sales of land, detailing a number of accounts. The one of most concern to him, however, involves settlers who have not paid for the land and are now demanding to buy it at a very low price. Though he is loathe to part with the land so cheaply, if Preston has entered into such an agreement on his behalf, he is willing to honor it. He writes: "Since I wrote you a few days agoe I have reached home & have made up a list of the several payments made on account of Col. Patton's estate, which I now inclose to you. The debets I judged you did not want, as I furnished you in 1774 a copy of the whole account wch. the last 4 payments have discharged, nothing being added to the debet. I am sorry it did not suit you to be at Williamsburg, as I might have had the pleasure of seeing you once more. I would gladly visit my Washington lands & take you in the way but tho' I have sufficient health for such a journey, yet it would be too much for a man to undertake who can't walk a step without the assistance of crutches. Permit me to trouble you with a word or two on the subject of those lands. Of the several purchasers Mr. Logan only has paid off; Mr. Robert Craig paid in June 1775 £99, & Mr. Wm. Cocke in April 1776 £60; as I did not receive these sums myself I know not if it came through your hands & therefore note it for yr. direction to be indorsed on the bonds. "I fear I am to have some trouble with the settlers on the reedy creek land, who because I will not take £30 a hundred for [text loss] (tho' not more than 1/5th of the value money was at when I offered it at the [text loss] £60) seem disposed to dispute the title with me, and I am uncertain [whether?] they have not had it assessed as theirs, tho' Mr. Bledsoe inform'd the assessors it was mine & that he was ready to pay the tax. If they have done so, unless they agree before witnesses to give me possession next fall, I will send out ejectments against them from the General Court, as I shall think they make an ungrateful return for my offer last winter to pay them for their improvements, where the use of the land had not been equal to their value. You informed me they had all agreed to become my tenants, I don't recollect whether you mentioned their having signed a writing to that purpose and will thank yo

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        Neujahrsblatt der Gesellschaft auf der Chorherren, Nr. 1/1779 - 70/1848 (Nr. 1: "Auf das Neujahr 1779" - Nr. 70: "auf das Neujahr 1848"). (Ab Nr. 59/1837: Neujahrsblatt "Von dem Waisenhause. (Als Fortsetzung der Gesellschaft der ehemaligen Chorherrenstube)"; ab Nr. 60/1837 zugleich: mit neuer Zählung Nr. 1: "Zum Besten des Waisenhauses von einer Gesellschaft herausgegeben"). (70 Hefte).

      Zürich, o. Vlg., 1778 - 1847. Gr.8°, meist 8 bis 16 S. (vereinzelt um 40 oder 50 S.)., jeweils mit einer gestochenen oder lithographierten Taf. auf dem ersten Blatt (meist Portraits). (Die Nr. 18/1796 mit zwei zusätzlichen Taf. mit vier gestochenen Abb.), Nr. 1 - 40: geh. oder gefalzte Bögen; ab Nr. 41 geh. in Interims-Umschlag (selten brosch.), Selten stockfl. oder staubrandig, tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig; allg. gutes Ex. Preis in CHF: 900. Rohr Nr. 145 - 214. Historisch-biographische Texte gerichtet "an die sittsame und lernensbegierige Zürcherische Jugend" (Nr. 1). - Die Graphiken zeigen - neben Szenen aus der Zürcher Geschichte - meist Portraits historischer Zürcher Persönlichkeiten (etwa Heinrich Bullinger, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Salomon Schinz, Johann Rudolf Ulrich, Heinrich Locher, Christoph Froschauer, Johann Jakob Breitinger, Ulrich Zwingli).

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

      per Antonio Agnelli 1778 In - 4° (cm. 27), elegante legatura recente in m. pergamena con dorature e tasselli al dorso; pp. [4] XL 300 in ottimo stato, crocchianti e in barbe, con 1 tavola di antiporta in rame e 1 splendida carta di Milano ripiegata f.t. in fine; deliziosissime ed ampie testate in rame, finalini e capilettera in rame, frontespizio in rame inquadrato da cornice; minuscola integrazione al bordo della carta B2, piccolissimo strappo al bordo della carta D, 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. Ottimo esemplare.

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        D. BENIAMIN FRAENCKLIN. GRAND COMISSAIRE PLENIPOTENTIAIRE DU CONGRES D'AMERIQUE EN FRANCE NÉ À BOSTON 1706. EN 17 JANVIER [caption title].

      London: Thomas Hart, [ca. 1778]. - Mezzotint portrait, 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Matted and framed to 15 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Near fine. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin engraved by Thomas Hart after the original image by Charles-Nicolas Cochin. The portrait shows Franklin from the chest up, in his famous fur hat and spectacles, facing left, framed by an oval. In his left hand he holds a folded sheet of paper. The original engraving by Cochin merely shows Franklin's head, topped with his famous fur hat, but many imitators embraced this image after its initial publication. Franklin's portrait was created upon his arrival in France as a commissioner from the newly independent United States. Sellers says of the image, "Because of it, the sensational fact of Franklin's arrival in France and the sensational costume which so effectively dramatized his role as envoy from the New World to the Old reached every part of Europe, creating an image of tremendous value to Franklin's purpose." A nice variant of this iconic and historically important image. SELLERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN PORTRAITURE, pp.227-231.

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        Osservazioni sulle capacita' de' conduttori elettrici e sulla commozione che anche un semplice conduttore e' atto a dare eguale a quello della boccia di Leyden del sig. Don Alessandro Volta in una lettera al sig. De Saussure; SEGUE Continuazione delle osservazioni sulla capacita' de' conduttori elettrici.

      Marelli, Milano 1778 - 2 fascicoli in 8, pp. 273-280 con 1 tav. inc. all'acq. f.t.; 289-312. Due stralci contenutiÂnegli 'Opuscoli scelti sulle scienze e sulle arti tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie e dalle Collezioni Filosofiche, e Letterarie', vol. I, primo periodico scientifico milanese edito dal 1778 al 1803 che, sotto la cura di Carlo Amoretti e Francesco Soave, raccoglieva saggi e memorie dei principali scienziati dell'epoca. Edizione originale di questo importante scritto di Volta diviso in una prima parte e sua continuazione. Volta qui dimostra la possibilita' di produrre anche in un semplice conduttore una scossa uguale a quella della boccia di Leida. Nella memoria epistolare indirizzata a De Saussure,ÂVolta introduce - accanto al concetto di 'capacita' elettrica'- quello fondamentale di 'tensione elettrica' (oggi sostituito dal termine 'differenza di potenziale'). ITA

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        De CL Psalmen benevens de lofzangen in de gereformeerde kerk in gebruik, voor den zang gevarieerd. 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).

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        The Virtuosi&#146;s Museum: Containg Select Views.

      London for P.Sandby. 1778 - Oblong 4to (11 x 8ins, 280 x 210mm) contemporary calf, rebacked antique style, green label, gilt. Calligraphic title-page, 108 fine copper-engraved views, numbered consecutively, many with oval decorative borders, each view with accompanying text, the Tables listing the views, directions to binder on verso. A litle marginal discolouration, small stain to margin of a plate or two, but overall in excellent condition.Lively images, finely engraved and with strong platemarks. Sandby&#146;s views team with costumed ladies and gentlemen, workers, farmers, fishermen, soldiers and sailors, dogs and animals to animate the delicately drawn topographical scenes. Some are so finely engraved as to be almost indistinguishable from aquatint.Includes views from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Cox p176 erroneously calling for 72 plates. The Table here lists 56 parts, each with 3 plates, with which Lowndes agrees. "The artists employed on the project were amongst the best of the day." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlungen und Materialien zum neuesten deutschen Staatsrechte und Reichsgeschichte des Jahres 1778 (5 Bände und Anhang in 3 Bänden),

      Berlin und Leipzig, Decker, 1778/80. - seit dem Abserben des letzten Curfürsten von Bayern Maximilian Josephs. Mit 1 Kupfertafel, 7 gefaltete Tabellen, Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 18 x 11,5 cm, Einbände minimal berieben, innen leicht gebräunt. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar in schönen Einbänden. Umfangreiche Chronik des Bayerischen Erbfolgekrieges und des anschließenden Friedens von Teschen mit Schwerpunkt auf diplomatische und rechtliche Aspekte.

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        Verhaal eener reize na de ys-bergen van het hertogdom Savoije. Benevens eene beschrijving der gezigten van den berg Blanc. Uit het frans vertaald.

      Amsterdam, By Yntema en Tieboel, 1778,. gr. in-8vo, XX + 335 p. (+1) + 3 engraved views + folded table, full calf binding, richly gilt spine with red morocco letter-piece, very fine copy.. Bourrit's relation to the glaciers & MONT-BLANCUnknown Dutch translationExtremly rare first and only Dutch edition of Bourrits 'Description des glacieres, glaciers et amas de glace du Duche de Savoye'. Important as being one of the first records in the Dutch language describing the travel towards Chamonix and the descriptions of several excursions in the Mont-Blanc area. The work includes the voyage of M. De Luc 'Na de Ys-bedding van Büet' ' and Bourrits famous 'Beschrijving der Vertooningen van den Berg Blanc' (Description du Mont-Blanc). The 3 views represents 'Chamonix, Montanvert & Bossons all engraved by C. Bogerts in 1777. Bourrit's publications were leading the way to the more scientific investigations towards the glaciers and glaciology as a science, they also were the starting point of alpine tourism. Fine full calf binding, small obstruction (worming ?) to the first cover, very fine copy in all.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Perret 656, ne connait pas cette traduction neerlandaise. (Dutch translation unknown).

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        A COMPLETE TREATISE On PERSPECTIVE In THEORY And PRACTICE; On the True Principles of Dr. Brook Taylor. Made Clear, in Theory, by Various Moveable Schemes, and Diagrams; and Reduced to Practice, in the Most Familiar and Intelligent Manner ...

      London: Printed for the Author, 1778. 2 volumes. Text volume pagination: [12], 296, 8 pp. Thomas Malton was an architectual draughtsman of some repute; known for his accuracy in perspective, young J. M. W. Turner was brought to Malton by his father for lessons on that very subject, and subsequently Turner, in later life, said "My real master was Tom Malton." [DNB].This work one of the earliest [if not the earliest] English publications on the subject. The last 8 pp of Volume I describe the case of the author, who lost the [bulk of the] first edition sheets [1776] to fire; and accounts for the relative scarcity of that edition. VG (usual bit of foxing throughout/bpt [Joesph Walker]). Ex-lib, with occasional oval stamp to text volume & to margins of 7 plates (frontis, first 3 plates, 21, 33, & 41).

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        Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der englischen Karten. Nebst einer Special-Karte der mittlern Brittischen Colonien. 29 (recte 20), 571 S. Mit grenzkolor. Faltkarte von Pingeling. Halblederbd d. Z. auf 5 Bünden mit vergold. Rückentitel und Filetenvergoldung.

      Brauschweig, Waisenhaus-Buchhandlung, 1778.. . Erste Ausgabe, gleichzeitig auch mit dem Druckort Wolfenbüttel erschienen. Leiste war dort Konrektor an der herzogl. Schule. Ausführliche Landeskunde, gegliedert in drei Abschnitte: Allgemeine Beschreibung des festen Landes, Beschreibung der einzelnen Provinzen, Geschichte. Enthält im dritten Abschnitt einen längeren Situationsbericht zum damals noch andauernden Unabhängigkeitskrieg. - Mit ausführlichen Quellenangaben und einem zweispaltigen Register. Die schöne gestochene "Special-Karte von den mittleren Brittischen Colonien in Nord-America" (McCorkle 778.14; nicht bei Sellers/Van Ee). Sie zeigt im Zentrum den Hudson, als südlichen Abschluss die Chesapeake Bay, im Norden Montreal und enthält als Titelkartusche eine Windrose zur Illustration von Leistes System der Landesbeschreibung nach Himmelsrichtungen. Eine ähnliche Rose ist im Umkreis von New York eingezeichnet. - Der Vorbericht mit Wasserrand im Bug, die letzten 50 Seiten mit schwachem Wasserrand. Die Karte mit unauffällig repariertem Einriss. Gutes Exemplar. - Sabin 39937 (Exemplar ohne die Vorrede). Howes L 243.

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        Greek title.] Euripides quae extant omnia. Tragoedias superstites ad fidem veterum editionum codicumque MSS. cum aliorum. tum praecipuè Bibliothecae Regiae Parisiensis recensuit: [.] Samuel Musgrave. Accedunt scholia graeca in septem priores tragoedias ex optimis et locupletissimis editionibus recusa. 1-4.

      - Oxford, Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1778. 4to. (22),+ 510; (2),+ 423; (2),+ 607, (14); 611 pp. Occasional spots throughout, but overall a fresh clean copy. Contemporary calf with gilt ruled boards, rebacked with new spines, gilt, and with gilt edges. Binder's ticked of T. Barratt of Oxford on front pastedown of volume I. Four volumes. Fine set. From Winchester College, with bookplate ?Bibliotheca Moberlianæ? on the front pastedowns, to which it was given by R. Bigge Wither. Handwritten dedications to Bigg Wither from a miss Lowell on the front fly-leaves, dated 1841. Hoffman II, p. 70. Clarke p. 62-63. Moss p. 418-419. Ebert 7083. Dibdin p. 532-533. Printed in 500 copies only. Edited by Dr. Samuel Musgrave (1732-1780). Dibdin, quoting the Bibliographical Dictionary, gives a detailed account of the various MSS which Musgrave consulted. Even though he was a physician, Dr. Musgrave devoted most of his lifetime to Euripides. He had edited the Hippolytus in 1756 with Markland's notes and later in 1762 he published at Leyden ?Exercitationum in Euripiden libri duo? Clarke writes that Musgrave had already arranged in 1771 for this four volume edition to be published at Oxford. While Harwood is very critical of this edition, Clarke writes that while "he suffered from lack of leisure and of books, and his work is uneven, his claim to have advanced the study of this author is generally admitted". In addition, Musgrave's notes were reprinted in a number of editions as late as 1821. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionarium redivivum sive novissime emendatum, auctum, locupletatum et in meliorem formam restitutum.per Fr. Ildephonsum Lopez de Rubiños recognita, illustrata, ac locupletata. Pars Prima, continens Dictionarium latinum cum hispanicis interpretationibus.

      Madrid: Matriti, apud Michælem Escribano, sumptibus Regiæ Societatis, 1778. - Folio; 3 hs., 851 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Imp. Pedro Marín. Madrid, 1778 - . 19,5 cm. Trad. Miguel Gerónimo Suárez. [12], 284 pág., 15 láminas. calcográficas plegadas (sign. calderón]4, 2 calderón]2, A-Z4, 2A-2M4, 2N2). Puntos de óxido. Enc. coetánea en pasta española, cortes pintados, planos rozados. Primera edición española. Las láminas muestran tanto el proceso de fabricación del papel como los utensilios empleados en el mismo. CCPB 000067689-6. papel, arte de fabricación del papel Tipografia i imprenta Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le plus joli des Recueils, ou Amusemens des Dames, Suivi du Joujou des Demoiselles.

      Londres, 1778.. In-8, broche, couverture de papier marbre, tranches jaspees (rel. posterieure), 275 p. faux-titre et titre inclus, frontispice grave par J.-A. Petitpierre, qqs rouss. Premiere edition collective de ce recueil de celebres contes et textes obscenes du XVIIIe siecle, ornee d'un beau frontispice. Contient : 'L'Art de Jouir' (La Mettrie) - 'Parapilla' et 'La Papesse Jeanne' (Ch. Borde) - 'Le Cu d'Iris' [sic] (Etienne Pavillon) - 'Le Joujou des Demoiselles' (Jouffreau de Lagerie). Paru peu avant la mort de son auteur, 'L'Art de Jouir' est le veritable manifeste testamentaire de La Mettrie, materialiste et hedoniste, defense de la volupte contre la debauche. "Tout est affaire de volupte. Vivre, c'est chercher des occasions de se rejouir, c'est vouloir jubiler. Ni Dieu, ni maitre, ni dieux ni maitres. Une seule tension ethique, celle qui mene a la volupte. La lecon est toujours d'actualite" (M. Onfray, preface a la reedition, 2007). (Gay, III, p. 770). Bon exemplaire..

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        Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis, Sixti V. & Clementis VIII. (2 Volume Set)

      Matriti, Apud Ioachimum Ibara; Joachimum Ibarra 1778 - 2 volumes. Folios. Handsomely bound in fine speckled calf. Pleasing to the eye and touch. Gilt tooling, 6 raised bands. Full leather binding. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Vol. II has a small crack at front board joint. One corner bumped. All edges red. Marbled end pages. Collated. Vol. 1: [12], lxxvj, 671 pp + engraved title. Vol II: [2], 771 pp. V. 1. has added engraved title page. This is "A Madrid edition, with the annotations of Jean Baptiste Du Hamel (first published in a Paris Bible in 1706) and chronological notes, etc. taken from A. Vitre?s edition . The Latin text is accented." cf. Historical catalogue of the printed editions of the Holy Scripture . pub. by the British & foreign Bible Soc. v. 2, pt. 2, p. 987, no. 6268. Sixti V. & Clementis VIII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on Divided Commons: (Particularly those that are far from Lime) In Two Parts. Part I. Containing Estimates of the Expences of cultivating Wastes, with Obervations thereon. Part II. Containing Observations and Remarks on Turf-Ashes and Quick-Lime; that being the only Kinds of Manure procurable for improving Wastes. By a Farmer.

      Printed for G. Robinson 1778 - FIRST EDITION, stamp on verso of title-page and verso of last leaf pasted over, pp. [i], ii, 95, [1], 8vo, wrappers, good. The author, from County Durham, takes enclosure to be a given. The second part is mainly an anthology of extracts on the subject, both of ancient and modern authors, among the latter, mainly Scots - the author wishes 'heartily [to] congratulate Scotland on its acquisition of learned and useful writers, on the subject of agriculture' (p. 71). ESTC T55598 is a Newcastle printing (BL, Necastle and Kansas only): the present printing is unrecorded.

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