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        A Philosophical and Political History of the British Settlements and Trade in North America To Which is Annexed an Impartial History of the Present War in America From its Commencement to the Present Time

      12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label; rebacked with original spine laid down, corners renewed. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. xii,410pp. Edinburgh, C. Denovan,

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        Théorie générale des équations algébriques

      De l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres 1779 - In-4 (252 x 198 mm) de 2 ff.n.ch., XXVIII, 471 pp. ; veau porphyre, triple filet doré en encadrement des plats, armoiries centrales d'Antoine-Jacques Amelot de Chaillou aux plats, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). D.S.B., II, pp. 111 sq. Édition originale. "It was not until 1779 that Bezout published his Théorie des équations algébriques, his major work on elimination theory. Its best-known achievement is the statement and proof of Bezout's theorem : 'The degree of the final equation resulting from any number of complete equations in the same number of unknowns, and of any degrees, is equal to the product of the degrees of the equations. ' Bezout, following Euler, defined a complete polynomial as one that contains each possible combination of the unknowns whose degree is more than the degree of the polynomial. Bezout also computed that the degree of the resultant equation is less that the product of the degrees for various systems of incomplete equations. The proof makes one marvel at the ingenuity of Bezout, who, like Euler, not only could manipulate formulas but also had the ability to choose those manipulations that would be fruitful" (D.S.B.). Très bel exemplaire, relié aux armes d'Antoine-Jacques Amelot de Chaillou, nommé successivement intendant de Bourgogne en juillet 1764, intendant des finances en novembre 1774, conseiller d'état, ministre et secrétaire d'état au département de la maison du roi en mai 1776 ; il reçut le gouvernement de la Bastille en octobre 1776 et la charge de grand trésorier des ordres du roi en février 1781. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fundamenta Partiturae in Compendio Data. Das ist: Kurtzer / und gründlicher Unterricht / Den General-Bass, oder Partitur nach denen reglen recht und wohl schlagen zu lehrnen.

      Quer-8. Titel + 6 n.n. + 50 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. EA. Vgl. RISM 385. - Besitzsign. a. V. (Cajetan Joseph Streibel Hornung 1779), tlw. fleckig, einige Bleistift-Anm. im T., Gbrsp., Ebd. berieben. - Dedication letter to Jakob Ernst, Graf von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn, type-set musical examples throughout, eighteenth-century Austrian half calf, manuscript title-label to cover, ownership inscription of Cajetan Joseph Streibel (February 1779), a few early pencil annotations, rubbed but sound, some foxing. - Die seltene Erstausgabe.

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        Biographia [Bigrafia] Evangelica: Or, An Historical Account Of The Lives And Deaths Of The Most Eminent And Evangelical Authors Or Preachers, Both British And Foreign, In The Several Denominations Of Protestants, From The Beginning Of The Reformation, To The Presnt Time: Wherein Are Collected, From Authentic Historians, Their Most Remarkable Actions, Sufferings, And Writings; Exhibiting The Unity Of Their Faith And Experience In Their Several Ages, Countries, And Professions; And Illustrating The Power Of Divine Grace In Their Holy Living And Dying

      Alex. Hogg / R. Denham/ Erasmus Middleton / Printed By J W Pasham 1779 1780 1784, London - Three Of Four Volumes, Issued 1779-1784. (X), 520, With 13 Plates; (Iv), 512, With 13 Plates; (Iv), 512 Pp. With 12 Plates. Volume I (1779), Volume Ii (1780), And Volume Iii (1784). Vols. I And Ii In Matching Old Calf, Morocco Spine Labels, Worn And Dried But Intact, Vol I Lacking Rear Endpapers And Rear Board; Volume Iii In Quarter Calf, Five Compartments, Rebacked With Original Spine Laid Down, Very Worn, Front Cover And Prelims Through Contents Page Are Detached, But All Volumes Complete. Many Portrait Plates By Thomas Trotter, Engraved After Original Paintings And, In A Few Cases, Original Medallions. Text Pages Clean And Complete, Ownership Signatures Of American Rev. James J. Woolsey In Vols I And Ii, With Ownership Signature Of Elizabeth Taylor Dated 1799; Bookplate Of Esther Fuller Maitland [Later The Wife Of Ridley Herschell, Father Of Lord Herschell] In Volume Iii; Huntington Library Duplicate Stamps On Rear Endpapers. Short Biographies, Two To Six Pages, Good Minute Biographies Of Their Lives And Achievements. Very Scarce: Worldcat Only Locates A Few Institutional Holdings, Most Consisting Of Only Partial Sets. Sold Only As A Group (I Would Like To Buy A Volume Iv With Clean, Undamaged Pages). International Shipping By Usps Insured Prority Or Express Mail, At Cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della pena di morte. Edizione seconda riveduta, illustrata, ed arricchita dall'Autore.In Milano, nella regia ducal corte, per Giuseppe Richino Malatesta stampatore regio camerale, 1779.

      In Milano, nella regia ducal corte, per Giuseppe Richino Malatesta stampatore regio camerale 1779 - Cm. 21, pp. (8), xii, 115 (1). Legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Tracce di polvere alla legatura, qualche sporadica e trascurabile macchietta. Esemplare in barbe e complessivamente ben conservato. Paolo Vergani (1753-1820), pensatore politico ed economista piemontese, fu vicino alle posizioni cattoliche. Il suo trattato sulla pena di morte, insieme al Discorso sulla giustizia criminale e a un saggio sul duello, contribuirono alla riforma del diritto penale italiano. Vergani trascorse gli ultimi anni della vita a Parigi, dove perlatro proseguì la sua produzione scientifica, ininterrotta per oltre trent'anni. Rara seconda edizione, rivista e aumentata dall'Autore. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II, 2, p. 889. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur les différentes espèces d'Air, qu'on désigne sous le nom d'Air fixe, pour servir de suite & de supplément aux Elémens de Physique du même Auteur.

      Gueffier 1779 - In-8 (196 x 122 mm) de 4 ff.n.ch., XVI, 400 pp.ch. et illustré de 5 pl.; veau marbré (reliure de l'époque). Duveen p.550; Partington, III, p.105-106; Neville, II, 475. Édition originale. "In the 1770's Sigaud collaborated with Macquer in investigating the aeriform fluids or "airs", newly discovered by Priestley. In 1776 they burned a quantity of the so-called "inflammable air" (hydrogen), and by holding a porcelain saucer over the flame they managed to collect a few drops of a colorless liquid that both researchers agreed was water. The experiment is often cited as an anticipation of some of the work later done by Cavendish, Lavoisier, and Monge on the synthesis of water" (D.S.B. XII, p.427). "An important treatise, in which are described the preparation, properties, and chemical reactions of several gases, including carbon dioxide, nitric oxide, hydrogen. There are numerous references to the earlier experiments of Boyle, Hales, Helmont, Magellan, Nooth, et al. In 1776 Sigaud assisted Macquer in experiments showing that water is produced when hydrogen burns in air. Pp.227-284 describe these experiments, which greatly helped Cavendish, Lavoisier and Monge in their later investigations on the composition of water" (Neville). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Kingdom of Sardinia. "Le Royaume de Sardaigne.

      Europe: Venice, Remondini, 1779. Copper engraved map of Sardinia, from Santini's "Atlas universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes". Original outline colour; verso blank. The map shows the island in large scale with parts entering the scale lines, with part of Corsica to top. Decorative title cartouche upper right, text giving the history of the island upper lef and list ogf mineral mines to lower left Dark impression; paper lightly toned. Francois [Francesco] Santini was an Italian cartographer and map publisher based in Venice, who re-issued the works of Robert de Vaugondy, Homann's Heirs and De L'Isle. Cartography in Italy was then at a rather low ebb, so Santini, essentially a publisher rather than a map-maker modelled his work on two of the leading practitioners of cartography in Europe, the French map-makers Gilles and Didier Robert de Vaugondy and their "Atlas Universel" first published in 1758, and was much re-issued thereafter. The commercial success of the Atlas led Santini, to commission. a new set of plates published between 1776-84, being almost exact copies of the original French maps to which were added new maps of Italy for the home market. Alexis Hubert Jaillot (c. 1632- 1712) Hubert Jaillot trained as a sculptor. When he married the daughter of Nicholas Berey, he found himself positioned to inherit a lucrative map and print publishing firm.on the death of Nicholas Sanson, the premier French cartographer of the day, . Jaillot negotiated with his heirs to republish much of Sanson's work. Though not a cartographer himself, Jaillot's access to the Sanson plates enabled him to publish numerous maps and atlases with only slight modifications and updates to the originals. As a sculptor and an artist, Jaillot's maps were particularly admired for their elaborate and meaningful allegorical title cartouches and other decorative elements. Jaillot used his allegorical cartouche work to extol the virtues of the Sun King Louis IV, and his military and political triumphs. These earned him the patronage of the French crown who used his maps in the tutoring of the young Dauphin. In 1686 he was awarded the title of Geographe du Roi and with it significant prestige and the coveted yearly stipend of 600 Livres. Jaillot was one of the last French map makers to acquire this title. Louis XV, after taking the throne, replaced the position with the more prestigious and singular title of Premier Geographe du Roi. Jaillot died in Paris in 1712. His most important work was his 1693 "Le Neptune Francois". Remondini (fl. c. 1657 - 1861) were a family of printers who worked originally based in Bassano del Grappa, near Venice. Giovanni Antonio Remondini (1634-1711), the family patriarch, was born in Padua in 1634. In 1657, he took a home the main square of Bassano where he opened a shop drapes, wool, silk and iron tools. He also sold woodcuts of saints which proved popular with local farmers who believed they bought spiritual protection. When Giovanni died in 1711 his printing business fell into the hands of his son, Joseph Remondini. In 1750 Joseph expended the family business into Venice proper. Having several paper factories established by Giovanni Antonio, the Remondini were in a position to undercut competitors in Venice. The Remondini employed a number of talented engravers, including Paolo Santini, an Abbot who specialized in sacred images as well as cartography. Their corpus includes several beautifully produced atlases, though, cartographically speaking, little in the way of original work. The family fell into decline following the Napoleonic invasions, finally closing their doors in 1861 Phillips 647. Europe Italy & Malta Sardinia Sardaigne

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        Revolutionary War Autograph Pay Order issued by William Pitkin, and Signed as Received by Benjamin Tallmadge

      Very Good. Approximately 10" x 3.5". Laid paper. Old folds and some ink smudges, sound and very good. Order dated "Hartford January 27th 1779. Pitkin authorizes payment of thirty one pounds to the Selectmen of Fairfield, Connecticut for supporting John Mc [?] "...a transient person." Tallmadge endores on the verso: Rec'd. Fairfield April 23d 1779 of [?] John Allen, Town Treasurer the contents of the within order. Benj. N. Tallmadge."Tallmadge was Washington's Chief of Intelligence and organized the Culper Ring of spies in his birthplace of Setauket on Long Island, from which he communicated by water from Fairfield. This document is interesting in that it displays support for a "transient person", the name not easily readable, which might indicate the person was an agent or informant. Revolutionary War-era signatures of Tallmadge are relatively uncommon.

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        Voyage dans les mers de l'Inde, fait par ordre du Roi à l'occasion du passage de Vénus sur le disque du soleil le 6 juin 1761 & le 3 du même mois 1769.

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1779-1781. 2 vol. in-4° (260 x 203 mm.) de : I. xvi (titre, dédicace, avant-propos, table des chapitres et des articles), 707 pp, xiii (table des matières), [3] (additions, fautes à corriger) pp. 13 planches gravées dépliantes (dont 4 cartes) ; II. xvi (titre, avant-propos, table), 844 pp, xvi, [4] (fautes à corriger, avis au relieur) pp. 14 planches gravées dépliantes (dont 8 cartes). 27 planches au total. Plein veau marbré d'époque (full calf & contemporary binding), dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre maroquin rouge, double filets or sur les coupes, tranches rouges, gardes de papier marbré. (Reliure époque). (Ex-libris Bibliothèque Grandidier). " Edition originale de cette importante relation scientifique due à l'astronome français Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaisière (1725-1792). Ce dernier s'embarqua sur ordre de l'Académie des Sciences pour l'Inde afin d'observer le passage de Vénus sur le disque du Soleil. Il partit de Brest le 26 mars 1760 à bord du Berryer, un vaisseau de cinquante canons de la Compagnie des Indes, et arriva le 10 juillet à l'Ile-de-France (île Maurice), espérant y trouver un autre navire qui appareillerait pour l'Inde. Dans l'impossibilité datteindre Pondichéry en raison du conflit contre les Anglais, il fera quelques observations à l'Ile Maurice et décidera d'attendre le passage suivant de Vénus huit ans plus tard. Ainsi son voyage scientifique durera au final onze ans et demi. Il met alors à profit son long séjour et parcourt l'Inde et l'Océan Indien depuis Madagascar jusqu'à Manille, recueillant des spécimens de sciences naturelles, relevant des positions géographiques ou des témoignages ethnologiques pour étudier les marées, les moussons, l'histoire naturelle, l'astronomie et la religion des Indiens. Son ouvrage comporte de nombreuses et précieuses informations sur Madagascar, l'Ile Maurice, la Réunion ainsi que sur les Philippines, détails sur les murs des Indiens de la côte de Coromandel, sur l'astronomie des Brahmes, observations astronomiques faites à Pondichéry, remarques sur la navigation à travers le détroit de Malacca. Il parvint à rejoindre à Pondichéry où le gouverneur lui fit construire un observatoire auquel Le Gentil se consacrera plus d'une année. La riche iconographie de l'ouvrage est constituée de 27 planches et cartes consacrées aux informations collectées et à ses observations astronomiques. Bel exemplaire. 2 vols. 4to. 27 engraved folding plates (including 12 maps). Contemporary calf. First edition of this travel account, important for its scientific dimension, by Guillaume Le Gentil (1725-1792). Sent by the Académie des Sciences in India to realized astronomical surveys, he spent 11 years travelling in Indian Ocean, Madagascar, South-East Asia, India. This work, nicely illustrated, is full of interesting informations on ethnography, natural history, astronomical observations, navigation remarks, etc. about Manille, Malacca Strait, India, Philippines, Madagascar, Reunion, etc. " Bel exemplaire en reliure d'époque très habilement restauré.

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        The Tragedies of Aeschylus. In two volumes

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1779. In 2 volumes. Second edition, corrected, with notes. lxvi, (22), 254, (1); 383 pp. Contemporary full calf with raised bands to spines and black leather title labels. Minor marks to boards and slight wear to head of spines. Scattered light foxing. Bindings firm. . Very Good. Full Calf. Second Edition. 1779. 8vo..

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        Malaca Conquistada pelo grande Affonso de Albuquerque, Poema Heroico. Com os argumentos de D. Bernarda Ferreira. Terceira Impressao mais correcta que as precedentes.

      Lisboa, Joze' de Aquino Bulhoens 1779. (8) 461 p. Contemporary Leather, 4° (Parts of the spine have been restored in the past. Third edition of this classical piece of Portuguese poetical literature by Francisco de Sá de Menezes, ca.1600-1664. The poem is divided in 12 chapters and describes the Portugese conquest of Malacca (Malaca Conquistada).).

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        SAINTE BIBLE EN LATIN ET EN FRANCOIS - 13 TOMES EN 13 VOLUMES (TOME 2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+14+17) - MANQUE LES TOMES 1, 13,15 ET 16

      SENS / GAUDE 1779 - R260231801: 890+761+856+880+855+906+986+861+936+832+902+669+94+140+308+62+20 pages - texte en 2 colonnes - contreplats et plats jaspés - pièces de titre marron avec filets ornementés auteur titre tomaison dorés sur le dos - pièce de titre frottées - MANQUE LES TOMES 1, 13,15 ET 16 - Nombreuses annotations à l'encre sur le tome 14 pouvant altérer la lecture - 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES avec des notes littérales, critiques et historiques des préfaces et des dissertations - tirées du commentaire de Dom Augustin Calmet, de M. l'Abbé de Vence et des auteurs les plus célèbres, pour faciliter l'intelligence de l'écriture saine - 3e édition revue corrigée et augmentée de diverses notes et dissertations nouvelles - Tome 2 : L'Exode, le lévitique et les nombres - Tome 3 : Le Deutéronome, Josué, Les Juges et Ruth - Tome 4 : Les quatre livres des Rois - Tome 5 : Les deux livres des paralipomenes, Esdras et Néhémias - Tome 6 : Tobie, Judith, Esther et Job - Tome 7 : Les Psaumes - Tome 8 : Les livres sapientiaux - Tome 9 : Les preliminaires des prophètes et Isaie - Tome 10 : Jérémie Baruch et Ezéchiel - Tome 11 : Daniel et les douze petits prophetes - Tome 12 : Les livres canoniques des Maccabées, avec un supplément aux notes sur les prophetes et un appendix sur les livres apocryphes d'Esdras et des Maccabées et sur l'Histoire des Juifs - Tome 14 : les quatre livres des Saints Evangiles - Tome 17 : quatre dissertations sur Esdras et 8 différentes tables avec une planche qui représente les caractères samaritains anciens et modernes In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 220-Bible [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Quell der Wünsche. Zum Neuenjahr

      Printed map, hand-colored. 8 pp. Large 4to, attractive calf-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1779. First edition of this rare cartographical work, which includes a specimen of the author's third experiment in map printing. In 1777, Breitkopf (1719-94), the eminent printer, type-founder, and bookseller, published another slight work entitled Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten which described his invention for printing maps with movable type. "He claimed to have been the inventor of map printing by the use of types, or what is known as 'typometry.' William Haas, a type-founder of Basle, appears to have previously published a method somewhat similar, but Breitkopf had been experimenting on the matter for some twelve years previously, and it was only his dissatisfaction with the result obtained that induced him to keep his achievements to himself."-Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81. This is his third experiment in typometry, issued as a New Year's gift, for which he has printed a delightful hand-colored map entirely from printing types and ornaments entitled at head "Charte von dem Quelle der Wünsche." The towns and regions all have appropriate and charming names referring to desire and happiness. A fine copy, without the usual foxing, of a most interesting work. ❧ Bagrow, History of Cartography, p. 219.

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        Iphiginie en Tauride.

      1779 - Folio, 357 x 255 mms., full score, in a contemporary hand, in ink, on staved paper, pp. 200,uncut contemporary boards (worn and holding on for dear life), paper label on front cover, no end-papers, the autograph "A. Joseph Sartoris/ Rushton Hall/ Rushton" on the front paste-down end-paper, the bookseller's ticket of the 19th century Parisian bookseller, "A. Aubry, libraire, 16, rue Dauphine Pais. Redaction de Catalogues. Ventes de Livres aux encheres." loosely inserted. The spine is quite worn, and the joints are tender. Inscribed on top margin of first page: "Iphigenie en Tauride, Tragedie en quatre Actes, par Mr Guillard, mise en musique & dediee par Mr Le CHer Gluck, Representee pour la premiere fois par L'Academie Royale de Musique le Mardy 18 May 1779, Prix 24." Iphiginie en Tauridei was Gluck's fifth opera, first performed on 18 May 1779 by the Paris Opéra at the second Salle du Palais-Royal. It was a great success. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Version of the Gospel According to Saint Matthew; With a Literal Commentary on All the Difficult Passages: To which is prefixed An Introduction to the Reading of the Holy Scriptures, intended chiefly for Young Students in Divinity. Written originally in French By Messieurs De Beausobre and lenfant, By the Order of the King of Prussia.

      Cambridge; Printed by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University 1779 - FIRST EDITION in English. 8vo, 204 x 125 mms., pp. [ii], xiii [xiv note], 444,with several extensive marginal comments in a contemporary hand, contemporary half calf, marbled boards (very worn and rubbed), but a good copy, with the curious inscription "Bones/ Kt. Coll" on the top margin of the recto of the front free end-paper This work was first published in Amsterdam in 1718, as Le Nouveau Testament e Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ as part of a new translation of the New Testament; but on the first part was published. The historical introduction and commentary take up about three quarters of text, and for those who have a taste for New Testament canonicity, this volume will be of some interest. Darlow and Moule, 980. It was reprinted in Cambridge in 1818. Uncommon. Copies located in BL, Cambridge, Cambridge Trinity, Cork University, Glasgow, National Library of Wales; Cornell, Illinois. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter (in Third Person) to George Steevens, 1779..

      1779. Blackstone Discusses Shakespeare [Manuscript]. Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. [Steevens, George (1736-1800)]. [Autograph Letter (in Third Person) to George Steevens, London, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 26 April 1779]. [And] [Autograph Transcription Signed ('W.B.'), 1 April 1779, London, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 26 April 1779]. Two 9-1/2" x 7-1/2" bifolia, five pages of text (both with archival guard at inner edge). Light toning, vertical and horizontal fold lines. "Autograph of Judge Blackstone, given me by his great-nephew" to head of autograph transcription. $12,500. * Blackstone's observations on Shakespeare. Addressed to the eminent Shakespearean George Steevens, the letter discusses Blackstone's critical notes on Shakespeare, which were ultimately published the following year (after his death) in Edmund Malone's supplement to the 1778 edition of Shakespeare's plays by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. Blackstone returns a transcription of the notes "together with the new ones that have occurred on a transient Perusal of Mr Steevens's second edition. He will see that Sir W[illia]m (Author-like) continues a little prejudiced in favour of One of his Emendations, which Mr Steevens is afraid of proposing: but, to make amends, he has given up another to Mr Steevens's more accurate Judgement." He adds that there is no need to send a transcript of the new "observations," and concludes with a note on a legal case: "Inquiry has been made at the Exchequer; - & [the] Result is, that nothing can be done there till the Fine is estreated, & then it may be discharged upon Motion supported by Affidavit." The autograph transcription that accompanies the letter is a carefully exact copy of a letter written by William Warburton [1698-1779], the churchman, writer and literary critic best known for his editions of Pope and Shakespeare, in 1726. It discusses literary imitation in the works of English poets, especially Addison's Cato.

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        Revolutionary War Autograph Pay Order issued by William Pitkin, and Signed as Received by Benjamin Tallmadge

      Very Good. Approximately 10" x 3.5". Laid paper. Old folds and some ink smudges, sound and very good. Order dated "Hartford January 27th 1779. Pitkin authorizes payment of thirty one pounds to the Selectmen of Fairfield, Connecticut for supporting John Mc [?] "...a transient person." Tallmadge endores on the verso: Rec'd. Fairfield April 23d 1779 of [?] John Allen, Town Treasurer the contents of the within order. Benj. N. Tallmadge."Tallmadge was Washington's Chief of Intelligence and organized the Culper Ring of spies in his birthplace of Setauket on Long Island, from which he communicated by water from Fairfield. This document is interesting in that it displays support for a "transient person", the name not easily readable, which might indicate the person was an agent or informant. Revolutionary War-era signatures of Tallmadge are relatively uncommon.

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        Catre du Peru et Bresil.

      Artist: Santini/d Anville P; issued in: Venice; date: ca 1779 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 47,5 x 67; - description: map of the northern part of South America

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        Carte du Mexique, et de la Nouvelle Espagne, Contenant la Partie Australe de L`Amérique septentle. Par Mr. D`Anville. A`Venise Par P. Santini 1779. Chez M. Remondini.

      Santini Chez M. Remondini 1779-84, Venice - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline. In excellent condition.

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        Youth Rescued from a Shark, This Representation is founded on the following Fact: a Youth bathing in the Harbour of Havannah, was twice seized by a Shark from which , (though with the Loss of the Flesh & Foot, torn from the Right Leg), He disentangled himself & was, by the assistance of a Boat's Crew, sav'd from the Jaws of the voracious Animal: for in the Moment it was attempting to seize its Prey (a third Time) a Sailor with a Boat Hook drove it from its pursuit. / Jeune Homme sauvé de l'attaque d'un Requien...[text repeated in French]

      London: Published by V. Green, Newman Street, Oxford Street, and at No. 52, Strand, 1779. Mezzotint. Printed on heavy laid paper. Several expertly repaired tears in top and bottom margins. Image size: 18 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches. Considered one of the most important eighteenth century mezzotints, "Youth Rescued from a Shark" made the fortunes of both Valentine Green and the expatriate American painter John Singleton CopleyBrook Watson, a London merchant, commissioned his friend John Singleton Copley to paint a scene from his youth depicting the fateful night when he was attacked by a shark while swimming in Havana Harbor. Although Watson survived the attack, after being rescued by his fellow shipmen, he lost his leg during the encounter. "Watson and the Shark" launched Copley's career in London, making him one of the most celebrated American painters on the Continent. The painting became a metaphor for salvation and the triumph over adversity and was widely heralded as the most important painting of the age.Based on Copley's masterpiece, Green's large mezzotint became one of the most sought after prints on the market. It sold so well in fact, that Green was forced to scrape a second and a third plate of the image to satisfy public demand. The wide appeal of Green's mezzotint heightened Copley's fame and catapulted both engraver and painter to the top of the English art world.In the history of engraving, no printmaker has achieved such depth and precision as Valentine Green. He is considered the father of the English mezzotint because through his example we can see the pinnacle of mezzotint engraving. During his career, Green produced some of the most beautiful and sought after 18th century mezzotints. At an early age Green apprenticed himself to Robert Hancock of Worcester, where he produced his first published work 'A Survey of the City of Worcester'. In 1765 Green moved to London where his excellent scraping soon earned him a much-celebrated reputation. He soon became mezzotint engraver to George III, and a member of the Royal Academy. Throughout his industrious career, Green scratched over 400 plates working from works by Copley, Reynolds and West.Whitman, Valentine Green 152; Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 209; Clayton, The English Print , p. 243, no. 38.

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        Manuscript on vellum of the family tree of "Theodor Heinrich von Morawitzky zu Ruednitz aus dem Haus der Starzoniem und Toporn"

      n.p. [Bavaria, 1779. 31 multi-colored coats-of-arm, in red, blue, green, black and gilt. 1 vols. 51 x 42.8 cm. Folded twice, minor soiling, otherwise fine and bright. 31 multi-colored coats-of-arm, in red, blue, green, black and gilt. 1 vols. 51 x 42.8 cm. The Morawitzky Family of Bavaria. Handsome and beautifully drawn genealogical tree of this noble Bavarian family, whose members of have served for Bavarian Kings and Electors. Theodor Graf Topor von Morawitzky (1735 -1810), whose descent is given here, had a disinguished career as a public servant and was the first President of the provincial government of Bavaria.

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        Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen.Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp and son, 1796 (vols. I-III), 1800 (vols. IV-VI). 6 volumes. Large 8vo (23 x 14.5 cm). With wood-engraved illustration on each of the 6 title-pages and 600 numbered engraved plates (100 in each volume), all coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, modern endpapers.

      - Bradley III, p. 55; Landwehr, Coloured plates 2; Nissen, BBI 2203; Stafleu & Cowan 3926. First and only edition of the Dutch adaptation of Johannes Zorn's Icones plantarum medicinalium (1779-1790). Each volume contains 100 hand-coloured illustrations of medicinal plants, trees and herbs taken from Zorn, with short descriptions in Dutch (from Houttuyn's Natuurlijke historie) and Latin (from Gmelin's edition of Linnaeus's Systema natura) plus an account of their pharmaceutical applications in Dutch. It was edited by Dirk Leonard Oskamp, Martin Houttuyn and Johan Carl Krauss. With owner's inscription in pencil on the half-titles. Bindings subtly restored. A very good copy, nearly untrimmed.

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        Wohlerfahrner Blumen- Küchen- Baum- und Kunstgärtner. Sammt einem Anhange von der Bienenzucht.

      Augsburg, Verlag von Matthäus Riegers sel. Söhnen 1779; Neue, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage; ca 17x11 cm; (14) 392 (14) Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz und 8 Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinband der Zeit mit farbigem Rückenschild (Einband leicht bestoßen, Rückenschild etwa zur Hälfte abgelöst, Titelblatt geringfügig stockfleckig, kleiner Wurmgang im hinteren Deckel, Wurmgang im Bug in der Buchmitte bei ca 30 Blättern [nur im weißen Rand, keinerlei Textverlust]; sonst gutes, komplettes Exemplar) Seltenes Gartenbuch; eine andere existierende Auflage als die vorliegende konnte nicht nachgewiesen werden. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gartenbau; Gartengestaltung

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        Miscellaneous Works. The second edition, in four volumes. London, Edward and Charles Dilly

      1779 - second edition. 4 vols. 8vo, vii, 375, 411, 400, 401, contemporary half-morocco, marbled boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Guerra independencia americana). Manifiesto de los motivos en que se ha fundado la conducta del Rey Christianisimo respecto a Inglaterra, con La Exposicion de los que han guiado al Rey nuestro Señor para su modo de proceder con la misma Potencia

      - Al fina: De Orden de S.M. En Barcelona. En la Imprenta de Eulalia Piferrer, Viuda, Impresora del Rey nuestro Señor, 1779 . Pequeña galeria de insecto afectando levemente en las ultimas páginas Size: 8º 42 Pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STAFFORD'S ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1780: AND FROM THE CREATION OF THE WORLD, 5725

      New Haven: Printed and Sold by Thomas and Samuel Green, 1779. [24]pp. Self wrappers, stitched. Minor toning, some dampstaining. Good. A late Revolutionary War-period Connecticut almanac. Includes a geographical description of Connecticut, and, most notably, a four stanza song entitled "War," that closes with "The General who commands is the brave Washington, With him we shall vanquish and rise to renown." "The title pages of Strong's almanacs for 1806 and 1807 published at New Haven identify Strong as the author of those formerly issued under the pseudonym of Hosea Stafford" - Evans. Rare, with only five copies at four institutions, as noted by ESTC. EVANS 16539. TRUMBULL 171. DRAKE 332. ESTC W22826.

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        DE VENARUM METALLICARUM EXCOCTIONE.

      ex typographia Josephi Marelli. In-8 (mm. 235x170), 2 voll., p. pelle bazzana coeva, sottili cornici dorate ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, tagli rossi, pp. (8),275; (12),235; molto ben illustrati f.t. da complessive 36 tavv., inc. in rame e più volte ripieg., che contengono 145 figure relative a utensili, macchinari, forni, lavori metallurgici, ecc. Nel I vol.: "Quo in V. Libros tributo. Explicantur, quae ad eam rem generatim faciunt" - Nel II: "Quo in VI. Libros tributo. Artificia metallorum ex singulis venarum generibus conficiendorum explicantur". "Edizione originale", raro. Cfr. Brunet,IV,667: "cet ouvrage a eu beaucoup de succès" - Poggendorff, p. 455. "Il milanese Ermenegildo Pini (1739-1825), barnabita, professore di matematica quindi di storia naturale alle Scuole arcimboldiche in Milano, fu Membro dell'Istituto del Regno Lombardo-Veneto e della Società Italiana. Nel 1773 si dedicò a visitare, con il confratello p. Luigi Francesco Fontana, diversi istituti scientifici e musei di Vienna, e anche le più importanti miniere d'Ungheria: nel 1778 fu nominato delegato alle Miniere della Lombardia austriaca e, nel 1779, soprintendente alla Metallurgia (fra tutti i suoi studi, si vedano: Osservazioni mineralogiche su la miniera di ferro di Rio ed altre parti dell'isola d'Elba, Milano 1777 - De venarum metallicarum excoctione, Milano 1779-80). Da allora in poi si occupò di mineralogia e geologia naturale, dando lustro anche ai musei di Pavia - coadiuvando l'abate Lazzaro Spallanzani - e di Mantova, provvedendoli di nuovi e preziosi minerali. Con il decreto napoleonico di soppressione delle congregazioni religiose del 25 aprile 1810, egli poté comunque continuare a dimorare a S. Alessandro, insegnando chimica e storia naturale fino al 1812. Entrò così di diritto nella storia della cultura scientifica lombarda che vide eccellere particolarmente i barnabiti nel Settecento". Così Diz. Biografico degli Italiani, vol. LXXXIII. Bello e fresco esemplare, stampato su carta azzurrina.

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        PROYECTO ECONÓMICO, EN QUE SE PROPONEN VARIAS PROVIDENCIAS, DIRIGIDAS A PROMOVER LOS INTERESES DE ESPAÑA, CON LOS MEDIOS Y FONDOS NECESARIOS PARA SU PLANTIFICACIÓN: ESCRITO EN EL AÑO DE 1762

      Joachin Ibarra, MADRID 1779 - Obra póstuma. El autor fue miembro del Consejo de S.M. y su Ministro de la Real Junta de Comercio y Moneda. Segunda impresión. Portada, XXVIII + 400 págs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Revolutionary War List of Clothing Issued to Captain Henry Champion's Company of the Third Connecticut Regiment

      Reading, Connecticut, 1779. Very Good. Autograph Manuscript signed by many Revolutionary War soldiers. Two large leaves of laid paper (with watermark of "GR" and a crown) tipped together. Approximately 8" x 25". Old folds and small tears, very good or better. Headed: "Re[a]ding January 1779. We the subscribers whos names under ritten Due acknoleds that we have received from M. Richards Paymaster by the hand of Liet. Miller the sums that is against our names in part of our wages." Affixed to this is a second sheet with a similar list dated May 8th 1779. The papers contain a long list of soldiers who have signed their names opposite from articles of apparel that they have been given, for instance: "one Pare of Hose 8/6 Andrew Morrison" or "one Pare of overhalls 18/ Champion Harrison".. Altogether nearly fifty signatures, although a few are duplicated. in the margin is noted: "Cap. Champion's Co. Rec'd."

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        DE VENARUM METALLICARUM EXCOCTIONE.

      Mediolani, ex typographia Josephi Marelli, 1779-1780 In-8 (mm. 235x170), 2 voll., p. pelle bazzana coeva, sottili cornici dorate ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, tagli rossi, pp. (8),275; (12),235; molto ben illustrati f.t. da complessive 36 tavv., inc. in rame e più volte ripieg., che contengono 145 figure relative a utensili, macchinari, forni, lavori metallurgici, ecc. Nel I vol.: “Quo in V. Libros tributo. Explicantur, quae ad eam rem generatim faciunt” - Nel II: “Quo in VI. Libros tributo. Artificia metallorum ex singulis venarum generibus conficiendorum explicantur”. "Edizione originale", raro. Cfr. Brunet,IV,667: “cet ouvrage a eu beaucoup de succès” - Poggendorff, p. 455. "Il milanese Ermenegildo Pini (1739-1825), barnabita, professore di matematica quindi di storia naturale alle Scuole arcimboldiche in Milano, fu Membro dell'Istituto del Regno Lombardo-Veneto e della Società Italiana. Nel 1773 si dedicò a visitare, con il confratello p. Luigi Francesco Fontana, diversi istituti scientifici e musei di Vienna, e anche le più importanti miniere d'Ungheria: nel 1778 fu nominato delegato alle Miniere della Lombardia austriaca e, nel 1779, soprintendente alla Metallurgia (fra tutti i suoi studi, si vedano: Osservazioni mineralogiche su la miniera di ferro di Rio ed altre parti dell'isola d'Elba, Milano 1777 - De venarum metallicarum excoctione, Milano 1779-80). Da allora in poi si occupò di mineralogia e geologia naturale, dando lustro anche ai musei di Pavia – coadiuvando l'abate Lazzaro Spallanzani – e di Mantova, provvedendoli di nuovi e preziosi minerali. Con il decreto napoleonico di soppressione delle congregazioni religiose del 25 aprile 1810, egli poté comunque continuare a dimorare a S. Alessandro, insegnando chimica e storia naturale fino al 1812. Entrò così di diritto nella storia della cultura scientifica lombarda che vide eccellere particolarmente i barnabiti nel Settecento”. Così Diz. Biografico degli Italiani, vol. LXXXIII. Bello e fresco esemplare, stampato su carta azzurrina.

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        Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

      London: Not Attributed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1779. 2nd. Leather. Second edition (published the same year as the first). Octavo (8.1875 x 5 inches; 209 x 127 mm. ). 264 pages (including half-title and title). . Spine ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments with four gilt-decorated bands. Contents clean with mild foxing to end blanks. ESTC T85283. T. E. Jessop, A Bibliography of David Hume (1936) , page 41. A philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous. 5.5 x 8.5". Provenance Clent Biddle, signature .

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        Schriften. Dritte Auflage. 4 Bände.

      Berlin, Himburg, 1779. - circa 15,7 x 10 cm. Mit 4 gestochenen Titelvignetten von J. W. Meil, 268, 312; 239; 256 SS., 10 Kupfertafeln von Berger und Geyser nach Chodowiecki Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung Goed. IV3, 1, h3; Hagen 4; Hirzel A 100; Kippenb. I, 326. Dritte Auflage des Himburgschen Nachdruckes, hier erstmals mit dem vierten Band, der separat als Supplement zu allen Himburg'schen Ausgaben erschien, aber oft fehlt. Hier ist er etwas abweichend gebunden und wurde vermutlich im 19. Jh. Ergänzt (er trägt dasselbe ältere Exlibris wie die ersten drei). Vorhanden sind auch die beiden Portraits von Lotte und Werther, die ebenfalls nicht allen Exemplaren beigegeben wurden. - Enthalten sind: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers; Erwin und Elmire. - Götz von Berlichingen; Clavigo - Stella; Claudine; Puppenspiel - Denkmal Ulrichs von Hutten; Von deutscher Baukunst; Götter, Helden und Wieland; Vermischte Gedichte etc. - Jeder Band vorne mit Wappen-Exlibris (um 1900), Band 4 auch mit älterem Wappen-Stempel auf dem Titel. Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig. Einbände berieben und etwas bestossen, Gelenke teils etwas schwach oder brüchig, jedoch nicht gelöst, solide. Trotz kleiner Abplatzungen noch immer recht dekorative Rücken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Tranfportation, Imprifonment, and other Punifhment, of certain Offenders

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King's moft Excellent Majefty, 1779. No Binding. Good. Pages 1387-1428. [44 p. including cover.] 31 cm. Royal coat of arms on title page. Disbound. Small holes in left margin. Print off-kilter on first page. An act from the reign of King George III.

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        HET BOS

      Two man conversing in the foreground, on the right two men approaching. The image refers to the theatrical play 'De dood van Johan en Garcias, of De onzydige regtspleeging van Cosmos de Medicis'. Signed on the bottom right:'R. Muis fecit'on the right:'C. v. Hoogeveen 5un'r B. Onnekink excuderunt.' Dated within the plate on the bottom right:'1779' Etching on paper: platemark: 195 x 254mm; total: 230 x 276 mm, PC014

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        Die natürliche Magie, aus allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken bestehend; zusammengetragen von Johann Christian Wiegleb (ab Band 3:) fortgesetzt von Gottfried Erich Rosenthal. (Zweittitel:) Johann Nikolaus Martius Unterricht in der natürlichen Magie, völlig umgearbeitet von Johann Christian Wiegleb (ab Band 3:) von Gottfried Erich Rosenthal. Band 1-14 (von 20) in 14 Bänden.

      - Berlin, F. Nicolai, 1779-1800. Zus. über 6000 S. Mit 131 (statt 189) gefalteten Kupfertafeln u. wenigen gefalteten Tabellen. Pappbände d. Zeit mit Rückenschildern u. etwas Rückenvergoldung (12, Bd. 10 u. 13 aus einem anderen Exemplar ergänzt u. leicht abweichend) u. moderne Pappbände (2); etwas berieben u. bestoßen, handschriftliche Signaturen auf den Rücken. Alle Bände in erster Ausgabe. - "Nicolais Vater hatte den "Unterricht Von der Magia Naturali" von Johann Nicolaus Martius 1717 herausgegeben. Dieses nahm Friedrich Nicolai 60 Jahre später zum Anlaß, seinen Freund Johann Christian Wiegleb, Apotheker in Langensalza, mit einer Neubearbeitung dieses alten Werkes in aufklärerischer Absicht zu beauftragen. So entstand schließlich, von Gottfried Erich Rosenthal fortgeführt, ein zwanzigbändiges Werk unter dem Titel 'Die natürliche Magie'. In diesem kurzweiligen Fortsetzungswerk werden Hunderte mechanische, chemische und physikalische, den Zuschauer frappierende Versuche beschrieben und Kunst- und Zauberstücke vorgeführt, die damals und später in bürgerlichen Häusern zum Zeitvertreib beliebt waren" (Raabe). "The change in the character of the book is very noticeable, for from being a collection of mere juggling tricks or hocus-pocus in physics and chemistry, and with cards and numbers, it gradually became scientific and experimental, and recorded more and more of the discoveries making at the end of the eighteenth century, so that it assumed something of the character of a Jahresbericht or most of these topics. It is a book, therefore, of some importance and interest for the early history of modern physics" (Ferguson). In Band 7 befindet sich die Beschreibung des "mechanischen Schachspielers des Herrn von Kempele(n), nachgemacht von dem Freyherrn zu Racknitz" mit 2 zugehörigen Kupfertafeln. - Raabe (Nicolai) 324; Ferguson II,547 f. - Etwas gebräunt u. vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. 1 Tabelle in Band 8 falsch eingebunden. In Band 13 Vorderdeckel u. die äußeren Ränder von Text u. Tafeln mit braunen Feuchtigkeitsspuren. Es fehlen zus. 58 Kupfer in den Bänden 3, 4, 8 u. 14. 8 Bände mit gestochenem Exlibris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Culture of the Pine Apple 

      Together with a description of every species of Insect that infest hot-houses, with effectual methods of destroying them. By William Speechly, Gardener to the Duke of Portland. First Edition. 8vo (206 x 126mm)., v, [8], viii-xvii, [1], 100, [3], 102-186, [2] pp., with the two engraved plates (one folding) the folding letterpress explanation of the plates and the subscribers list. Some occasional staining around the edges, some worming to the front flyleaves (and just marking the title-page slightly) title-page very lightly yellowed but otherwise a good copy. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt, green morocco label to spine, vellum tips (joints split but holding, upper headcap missing). York: by A. Ward, for, and sold by the Author, at Burlington-House, London; and at Welbeck, in Nottinghamshire,

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        1779 HUGE Holy BIBLE Swiss Protestant Osterwald Septuagint Vulgate Hebrew Greek

      Neuchatel : Societe typographique, 1779. Fifth edition. - 1779 HUGE Holy BIBLE Swiss Protestant Osterwald Septuagint Vulgate Hebrew Greek An extremely rare French Holy Bible edited by Jean Frederic Ostervald. Osterwald (1663–1747) was a swiss Protestant preacher. He is remembered for his innovative dogmatics, exegeses, liturgies, and hymns, but his most important contribution was his translation of the Bible. His translation was extremely thorough and included aspects many different Bibles, seeking to make the most accurate form of scripture. According to Darlow and Moule, “Ostervald made use of the original Hebrew and Greek, the Septuagint and the Vulgate, and the French hand German version- both Protestant and Roman Catholic. His alterations tend chiefly to modernize the language, but they sometimes also affect the sense.” (D&M 3814) This fine Bible also includes a portrait of Ostervald, frontispiece and, while Ostervald was Swiss, his French Bible translation became well-known in Great Britain. Part of this Bible’s desirability is the beautiful illustrations including a large colored map of the twelve tribes of Israel. Item number: #1190 Price: $1250 OSTERVALD, Jean Frederic La Sainte Bible, qui contient le vieux et le nouveau Testament : revue & corrigee sur le Texte Hebreu & Grec par les Pasteurs & les Professeurs de l'Eglise de Geneve ; avec les argumens et les reflexions sur les Chapitres de l'Ecriture Sainte & des Notes. Neuchatel : Societe typographique, 1779. Fifth edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volumes: • Vol. I: [vii], 682 • Vol. II: 671 • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Darlow & Moule 3826a, 3814; • Language: French • Size: ~16in X 10.5in (41cm x 26.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1190 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ghayat Tahdhib al-Kalam fi Tahrir al-Mantiq wal-Kalam wa-Taqrib al-Maram (Introduction to the Logic).

      N. p., 987 AH [1779 AD]. - 8vo (14,8 x 9,5 cm). [1] + 12 ff. Arabic indigenous paper, nasta'liq script of calligraphic quality, 9 lines to the page, black ink, with headings executed in gold, illumination (two flowers over the beginning of the text). Full-leather Oriental binding with ornamentation (borders, flowers, in gold paint). An introduction to logic by Sa'd al-Din Mas'ud al-Taftazani (d. 792/1390). Sa'd al-Din Mas'ud al-Taftazani, a renowned scholar, was born in the village of Taftazan in the north-eastern Iranian province of Khurasan. He also wrote works on Arabic grammar, rhetoric, theology, logic, law, and Quranic exegesis (tafsir). This extract on logic was taken by the author (not mentioned in the present manuscript) from his larger work Tahdhib al-Kalam. Cf. GAL S II, p. 302. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey. 6 Bde. und 3 Supplementbände 9 v. 11 Bdn. (2. + 3. Supplementband fehlt).

      Mannheim, Tübingen, Wien und Leipzig, 1779 bis 1825, 8, 3 feine Halberbände, 3 Pappbände. 2 Halbleinenbände, 1 Halblederband d.Zt. Extrem (!) selten die erste Ausgabe des "System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey". Trotz kleiner Fehler1. Band: Schwan i. Mannheim 17792. Band: Schwan i. Mannheim 1780 3. Band: Schwan i. Mannheim 1783 4. Band: Schwan i. Mannheim 1788 5. Band: Cotta, Tübingen 1813 6. Band, 1. Teil: Carl Schaumburg Co., Wien 1817 6. Band, 2. Teil: Carl Schaumburg Co., Wien 1817 6. Band, 3. Teil: Carl Schaumburg Co., Wien 1819 1. Supplementband: Cotta Tübingen 1812 2. Supplementband: Kühn, Leipzig 1825 * 3. Supplementband: Kühn, Leipzig. * *) auf Testamentarischen Wunsch von J.P. Frank von G. Chr. Voigt herausgeben)Johann Peter Frank (1745-1821) gilt zu Recht als der Begründer der Hygiene als Wissenschaft. Noch bis ins 18. Jahrhundert wurde dir Krankheit als von Gott geschicktes, unabwendbares Schicksal, ja als Strafe hingestellt. Dagegen stand das berühmte Diktum Franks: "Der größte Teil der Leiden die uns bedrücken kommt vom Menschen selbst."Das Lebenswerk J.P. Franks war die 'Medicinische Polizey'. Über einen Zeitraum von 45 Jahren, an 4 Druckorten erschienen, ist die vollständige Ausgabe praktisch unauffindbar geworden.J.P. Frank was the founder of a new conception of state hygiene. He wrote the first systematic textbook on public hygiene, a grandiose monument of eighteenth century social medicine."In der Einleitung von Band 1 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" beschreibt Frank allgemein die Bevölkerung, den Zustand des Gesundheitswohls zu seiner Zeit und die medizinische Polizei. Band 1 handelt weiterhin von menschlichen Zeugungstrieben, von geistlichem und weltlichem Zölibat, dem Zölibat der Kriegsleute, von zu frühen, zu späten, ungleichen und ungesunden Ehen, von ehelicher Fruchtbarkeit und physischen Hindernissen der Fruchtbarkeit, von dem Schaden einer verhinderten freien Partnerwahl auf die Bevölkerung, von öffentlicher Erziehung junger Frauen zu zukünftigen Müttern, von der Notwendigkeit der Unterweisung von Brautpaaren in den Pflichten der Ehe, von Schwangerschaft, ihren Rechten im Gemeinwesen, von der Vorsorge zur Erhaltung Schwangerer und ihrer Leibesfrüchte, von der Eröffnung verstorbener Schwangerer zur Rettung ihrer Leibesfrüchte. Frank beschrieb in Band 1 die medizinischen Grundlagen der Populationslehre, die den Zielen der vorherrschenden Wirtschaftslehre seiner Zeit, dem Merkantilismus, nützt. Der Merkantilismus gilt als erstes wirtschaftspolitisches System der Neuzeit. Hauptvertreter des deutschen Merkantilismus in der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts sind Johann Joachim Becher, Wilhelm von Schröder und Philipp Wilhelm von Hörnigk. Nach Haussherr dienten im Merkantilismus alle vorgeschlagenen Maßnahmen einem klaren Ziel, "nämlich der Verstärkung des Staates und dem Wachstum seiner Macht".Band 2 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von der allgemeinen Fürsorge zur Erhaltung unehelicher Leibesfrüchte und ihrer Mütter, von außerehelicher Zeugung überhaupt, von Aussetzung und Tötung außerehelicher Leibesfrucht, von der Pflicht der Mütter zum Stillen und ihrer Auswirkung auf das Wohl des Staates, von der Kindererziehung, von der Verhinderung von Unfällen im Kindesalter, von der Bestellung des Ammenwesens und der ersten Versorgung von mutterlos zu erziehenden Kindern, von Waisenhäusern, von der Gesundheitspflege von Jugendlichen und der notwendigen Polizeiaufsicht von Erziehungsanstalten, von Schulen, Sport, Gymnastik und den Vorteilen der öffentlichen Erziehung.Band 3 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von Speise, Trank, Gefäßen, Mäßigkeitsgesetzen, ungesunder Kleidertracht, Volksergötzlichkeiten, von bester Anlage, Bauart und Reinlichkeit menschlicher Wohnungen.Band 4 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von Verletzungen der öffentlichen Sicherheit, von Verletzungen durch Schlägereien, Mord, Selbstmord, Zaubereien, Teufeleien, Wunderkuren, Erdrücken, Quetschung, Einsturz, Überfahren, durch Feuer oder Wasser, gefährliche Spiele, Wahnsinnige, fürchterliche Naturerscheinungen, Tiere, von der Misshandlung Sterbender, von der Gefahr, lebendig begraben zu werden, von zu späten Begräbnissen.Band 5 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von der Beerdigung der Toten.Band 6 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von der Heilkunst und ihrem Einfluss auf das Wohl des Staates, den medizinischen Lehranstalten im Allgemeinen, vom öffentlichen Unterricht der Heilkunst, von der Anatomie und allgemeinen Physiologie des Menschen, der speziellen Physiologie und Pathologie des Menschen, der allgemeinen Therapie und Arzneimittellehre, der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie, von Chirurgie, niederer Heilkunst und Geburtshilfe, von der Vieharzneikunde und der Prüfung der Heilkünstler." Rüdiger Haag, Johann Peter Frank (1745-1821)und seine Bedeutung für die öffentliche Gesundheit. Diss. Universität des Saarlandes (2009)An almost complete set of the ORIGINAL EDITION. Missing the last two supplement volumes. Having been published over a period of almost fifty years by different publishers, complete sets are practically non-existent.Garrison & Morton No. 1599

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        Histoire des decouvertes faites par divers savans voygeurs dans plusieurs contrees de la Russie & de la Perse, relativement a l'histoire civile & naturelle, a l' economie rurale, au commerce etc. Volumes I, II, III, and IV, Bern/Den Haag, Societe typographique/ P.F.Gosse, 1779-1781, each volume ca. 500 pag., half leather, splendid copy. Illustrated with vieuws and maps. Volumes V and VI missing.

      "Histoire des decouvertes faites par divers savans voygeurs dans plusieurs contrees de la Russie & de la Perse, relativement a l'histoire civile & naturelle, a l' economie rurale, au commerce etc. Volumes I, II, III, and IV, Bern/Den Haag, Societe typographique/ P.F.Gosse, 1779-1781, each volume ca. 500 pag., half leather, splendid copy. Illustrated with vieuws and maps. Volumes V and VI missing.".

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        A CIRCULAR LETTER FROM THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS

      Philadelphia, printed; Boston, re-printed, 1779. 15pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Portion of titlepage clipped away at upper margin, not affecting text. Uniform light tanning. Very good. One of five total printings of this work in 1779, following the official edition, done in Philadelphia. Herein John Jay outlines the fiscal state of the infant nation, in particular light of the growing war debt. The pamphlet was ordered to be printed and distributed to the numerous parishes throughout the nation, to be read by the several ministers at the close of religious services. Jay implores the populace to maintain its resolve, and to be wary of insidious reports that the new government is failing. ESTC W15193. EVANS 16559. SABIN 15515.

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        Revolutionary War List of Clothing Issued to Captain Henry Champion's Company of the Third Connecticut Regiment

      Reading, Connecticut, 1779. Very Good. Autograph Manuscript signed by many Revolutionary War soldiers. Two large leaves of laid paper (with watermark of "GR" and a crown) tipped together. Approximately 8" x 25". Old folds and small tears, very good or better. Headed: "Re[a]ding January 1779. We the subscribers whos names under ritten Due acknoleds that we have received from M. Richards Paymaster by the hand of Liet. Miller the sums that is against our names in part of our wages." Affixed to this is a second sheet with a similar list dated May 8th 1779. The papers contain a long list of soldiers who have signed their names opposite from articles of apparel that they have been given, for instance: "one Pare of Hose 8/6 Andrew Morrison" or "one Pare of overhalls 18/ Champion Harrison".. Altogether nearly fifty signatures, although a few are duplicated. in the margin is noted: "Cap. Champion's Co. Rec'd."

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        Histoire generale des voyages ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome 24, Amsterdam, Harrevelt en Changuion, 1779.

      Geheel leren band uit de tijd met goudopdruk, 8+544 pag. Geillustreerd met kaarten en platen. Dit deel betreft IJsland, Jan Mayen, Nova Zembla en Siberië.

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        Autograph Pay Order Signed by Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull during the Revolutionary War

      Lebanon, Connecticut, 1779. Fine. Laid paper with partial watermark. Approximately 6" x 6". Old folds else fine. Trumbull authorizes payment of Two Hundred Pounds in favor of John Porter for his services as Clerk to the Governor and Council of Safety. The document entirely in Trumbull's hand, in excellent condition, and with a clear and bold signature. Trumbull was Royal Governor of Connecticut and was the only such to support the rebelling Colonies. He remained as Governor for the entirety of the Revolution. Revolutionary War pay order documents are not rare, but this is a better than usual example.

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