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        La Martinique par les Ingenieurs Anglais par Jefferys 1775.

      1779 - Paris: Le Rouge, 1779. 485 x 625mm. A French edition of Jefferys' map of Martinique as published in the West India Atlas. An inset shows the Baie de Fort de France.

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        [Playbill, 1779}

      (Moliere, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin.) [Playbill] Avec Permission Les Comediens FranÁois et Italiens Donneront aujouríhui Jeudi 28 Janvier 1779. Amphitrion, Comedie en trois Actes de Moliere, Suivie Du Marechal, OpÈra en deux Actes. [ Paris, 1779]. Playbill on paper. 17 ?" x 14 1/8" laid down on cardboard. Upper right corner restored with some lettering in manuscript. For full description see: http://goldenlegend.com/pdfs/PDFs%20of%20Descriptions/amphitrion.pdf.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      This noted merchant, land speculator, canal and agricultural promoter and businessman began as a Revolutionary War patriot who acted as courier for George Washington and others; in 1779 he was sent to France with dispatches for Benjamin Franklin; by 1789 he was an Albany businessman and one of the founders of the Bank of Albany; in 1791, together with Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Stephen Bayard and Philip Van Cordtlandt, he explored western New York to purchase land and explore the idea of a canal connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie -- making him one of the originators of the idea of the Erie Canal. ALS, 2pp, 7½" X 12½", New York, NY, 1798 June 22. Addressed to "Dear friend" -- Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1738-1810) of the influential Van Rensselaer family, a New York representative, president of the Bank of Albany from 1798-1806, lieutenant governor from 1801-04. Very good. Light age toning. Superb content, mainly concerning various financial matters. In part: " I know you have no Confidence in Perkins Points -- But Our Old [ ? ] has no Rest without their Aid every Evng. -- this is proof in Point -- So let me advise you to borrow a Set -- & have yourself Well Stroked.... The Ill Natured Mac Grigor has absolutely Refused to pay Nobles draft. But I am happy to add, Mr. Noble will be with you Next Week & will positively pay it. I am distressed to Death for Mony -- Mony -- & if I Could git the House off my Hands, I Should Risk Seriously of Quitting Here -- What think you of Hudson -- or Poughkipsie?" Intriguing, if cryptic: "Those best acquainted I find Viced [vexed?] with the utmost horror at impending Fate -- GOD only knows -- but we deserve & will surely be Severely Chastised -- Let me beg you will Still keep my old friend Richard the Prophet in Sight -- compare events & appearances with his predictions...." Fascinating if at times cryptic -- worthy of further research. Very scarce.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. G. Zuliani n. P.A. N. Novelli bei Antonio Zatta, "Atlante Novissimo Tomo I".

      . altkol., 1779, 32 x 42. Not in Shirley, Courtiers and Cannibals ..; not in Tooley, Title Pages. - Die Titelkartusche befindet sich in der Mitte des Blattes und ist umgeben von zahlr. figürlichen allegorischen Darstellungen, die astronomische Instrumente bedienen bzw. in den Händen halten.

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung des gegenwärtigen Zustandes des Königl. Preußischen Herzogthums Vor=und Hinterpommern Erster Theil welcher außer der allgemeinen Einleitung die Beschreibung des Preussischen Vorpommern enthält

      H.G. Essenbart Königl. Buchdrucker 1779 Stettin. Seiten: 288 Leinen Ort+Landeskarte CCCXIII (=313)+276+Register gut erh.Pergament d. Zeit; Vorderes Aussengelenk geplatzt,iteressantes Ex Libris,letzte Seiten mit kleinen Randausrissen alle ohne Textverlust,fachmännisch hinterlegt SEHR SELTEN KEIN SCHUTZUMSCHLAG !.

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        Only months after he began his treasonous correspondence with British agent John André in New York, Benedict Arnold places his New Haven home up for sale<br>

      Autograph Letter Signed "B Arnold", as Major General, 3 pages, 6" x 7.5", front and verso, on two conjoined sheets, addressed by Arnold on the verso of the third page to "Mr Jacob Thompson / New Haven". Philadelphia, November 2, 1779. Expected folds, loss from seal tear (repaired) affects two words in text, archival tape remnants at top margin, small pin hole and minor loss to third page not affecting text, else very good. Deeply in debt and with little hope for reimbursement from Congress, Arnold was also about to face a court martial investigating his conduct while military governor of Philadelphia. Arnold had already offered his services to the British in May 1779, and anticipating that his New Haven mansion would be confiscated in the event of his defection, he sends instructions to his friend Jacob Thompson to sell it: "As I believe People are under no Apprehension of the Enemy's Visit

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        Undersøgelse om National-Velstands Natur og Aarsag. Af det Engelske oversat og med nogle Anmærkninger oplyst af Dræbye. 2 Deele. [Anden Deel:] Hertil er føiet Gourvenør Pownals Brev til Forfatteren i hvilket nogle af de i dette Værk fremsatte Læresætninger prøves.

      Kiøbenhavn [Copenhagen], 1779-80. 8vo. Two nice contemporary half calf bindings with four raised bands and gilt leather title label to spines. Volume one lacking one cm of upper part of spine. Volume two with a small tear to lower part of spine. Both volumes with light brown spotting throughout, however, mainly affecting first and last five leaves of both volumes. A fine set. (12), 575; (8), 775, (3, - errata) pp.. The extremely scarce first Danish edition of Adam Smith's seminal main work, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM 221), the main foundational work of the era of liberal free trade. This publication constitutes the first Danish work worth mentioning in the history of economic thought - in spite of the great interest in political economy that dominated Danish political thought in the last quarter of the 18th century. The value of Smith's work was not immediately recognized in Denmark at the time of its appearance and a quarter of a century had to go by for its importance to be acknowledged and for Danish political economy to adapt the revolutionizing theories of Adam Smith. Few copies of the translation were published and sold, and the book is now a great scarcity. As opposed to for instance the German translation of the work, Smith concerned himself a great deal with this Danish translation. As is evident from preserved correspondence about it, he reacted passionately to it and was deeply concerned with the reaction to his work in Scandinavia (see "Correspondence of Adam Smith", Oxford University Press, 1977).- As an example, Smith writes in a letter to Andreas Holt on Oct. 26th, 1780: "It gives me the greatest pleasure to hear that Mr. Dreby has done me the distinguished honour of translating my Book into the Danish language. I beg you will present to him my most sincere thanks and most respectful Compliments. I am much concerned that I cannot have the pleasure of reading it in his translation, as I am so unfortunate as not to understand the Danish language." The translation was made by Frants Dræby (1740-1814), the son a whiskey distiller in Copenhagen, who mastered as a theologian and was then hired by the great Norwegian merchant James Collett as tutor to his son. There can be no doubt that Dræbye's relation to the Collett house had a great impact upon his interest in economics. In the middle of the 1770'ies, Dræbye accompanied Collett's son on travels throughout Europe, which took them to England in the year 1776, the same year that the "Wealth of Nations" was published for the first time. Through the Colletts, Dræbye was introduced to the mercantile environment in England and here became thoroughly acquainted with English economics and politics at the time. It is presumably here that he gets acquainted with Adam Smith's freshly published revolutionary work. When Dræbye returned to Denmark at the end of 1776, he was appointed chief of the Norwegian secretariat of the Board of Economics and Trade. He began the translation of the "Wealth of Nations" that he brought back with him from England immediately after his return."WN [i.e. Wealth of Nations] was translated into Danish by Frants Dræbye and published in 1779 (three years after the first English edition). The translation was initiated by Andreas Holt and Peter Anker, who were acquainted with Smith. Dræbye was a Dane who lived mainly in Norway, reflecting the fact that Norway was much more British-oriented than Denmark proper (Denmark and Norway were united until 1814, when Sweden took Norway away from the Danes; in 1905 Norway became an independent state). Norwegian merchants lived from exporting timber to Britain and tended on the whole to be adherents of a liberal economic policy, whereas the absolutist government in Copenhagen was more German-oriented and had economic views similar to those in contemporary Prussia." (Cheng-chung Lai (edt.): "Adam Smith Across Nations", p. (37)). The last quarter of the eighteenth century in Denmark was dominated by a lively discussion of monetary policy and the institutional framework best suited to realize that policy. There was a vital interest in questions of economic concern, and contemporary Danish sources refer to the period as "this economic age" and state things such as "never was the world more economically minded" (both from "Denmark and Norway's Economic Magazine"). During this period, Smith's revolutionary ideas did not play a major role, however, and only at the beginning of the 19th century did Danish politicians and economists come to realize the meaning of Smith's views. "Without exaggeration it can essentially be said that a quarter of a century was to pass from the time of the publication of the book in Denmark before Danish political economy fully made Adam Smith's theories and points of view its own. It took so long a time because the economic conditions as a whole in the years from 1780-1800 did not make desirable or necessary the changing of their concepts. That glorious commercial period had to pass before it was understood that we had altogether too little help in our own natural resources and that a different course was, therefore, necessary. Only when one had come so far could the new thinking find a nourishing soil so that it could develop strength with which to push aside the old ideas."(Hans Degen: "On the Danish Translation of Adam Smith and Contemporary Opinion Concerning It." Translated by Henrietta M. Larson. In: Adam Smith Across Nations, p. 51). This first Danish translation is one of the very earliest translations of "Wealth of Nations"; it is only preceded by the German (1776-78) and the extremely scarce French (1778-79). As a comparison, the Italian translation does not appear until 1790-91, the Spanish 1792, the Swedish 1800-1804, the Russian 1802, etc.Adam Smith Across Nations: A4 - nr. 1. "All five books were translated; appears to be a complete translation. The long letter from Governor Pownall to Adam Smith (25 Sept. 1776) is added as the Appendix (vol. 2, pp. 683 ff.)."

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        Regno della Russia anticamente Sarmatia. Governo Monarchico.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 108 x 71mm. A rare miniature map of Russia engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.

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        Indication sommaire des règlemens et loix de son Altesse Royale l'Archiduc Léopold, Grand Duc de Toscane. Par ordre chronologique, depuis 1765 jusqu'à la find de l'année 1778, avec notes.

      Bruxelles, chez J.L. de Boubers 1779 - One volume in 12mo; folded frontispiece, 223, (3) pp., folded table; bound to style in half calf over marbled boards, corners strengthened, spine gilt with red gilt lettering-piece, endpapers renewed, sprinkled edges, inside clean and crisp, an attractive copy. First edition. This is a collection of regulations and laws which had been issued by Leopold II, Grand Duke of Toscany, afterwards Emperor of Austria, to whom Mirabeau had dedicated "Les Économiques". He carried out some of the proposed reforms in practice, ordered his ministers to consult with Mirabeau, and corresponded with Dupont. Higgs: The Physiocrats, p. 89; Will,G.A.: Versuch über die Physiokratie, pp. 34-35; Oncken, A.: Geschichte der Nationalökonomie, p. 417 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vue des Ruines du Pont d'Auguste sur la Nera a Narni

      chez l'Auteur, Naples 1779 - A fine view of the Nera Valley in Umbria, southern Italy. The view shows the ruins of the bridge of Augustus over the River Nera with the hill-top town of Narni visible in the background. Jacob Philipp or Johann Philipp Hackert was born in Prenzlau. He travelled extensively within Europe and was one of a group of artists who achieved a notable degree of success with their images of picturesque landscapes. He spent a great deal of his time in Italy, particularly Rome, Florence and Naples. He worked both for Catherine the Great of Russia and for King Ferdinand of Naples. His brother Georg Hackert (1755-1805) accompanied him to Naples and set up as an engraver and print-seller in 1786. Engraving, coloured by hand, by Georg Abraham Hackert. (Small chips to outer blank margins).

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        Schloß auf einer kleinen Insel in einem vermutlich oberitalienischen See, mit Fischerbooten.

      . Feder in Braun, über Bleistift, mit Deckweiß gehöht, auf bräunlichem Papier, verso Nachlaßstempel. 22,7:37 cm. Vertikaler Durchriß restauriert, mehrere vertikale und horizontale Falten geglättet, verso an den Ecken Spuren einer alten Verklebung. Wahrscheinlich Vorzeichnung zu einem Gemälde.. Reinhold, Sohn von Friedrich Philipp Reinhold (1779-1840), studierte 1830/1840 an der Wiener Akademie unter Th. Ender (1793-1875), J. Mössmer (1780-1845) und F. Steinfeld (1787-1868), zudem wurde er vom Vater angeleitet. Er unternahm seit 1834 mehrere Studienreisen durch das österreichische Alpenland, 1844 auch nach Oberitalien. Die vorliegende Zeichnung ist vermutlich in dieser Zeit entstanden. Mit Vorliebe malte Reinhold Wald- und Gebirgslandschaften sowie Volksszenen, Tierdarstellungen und Wiener Ansichten.

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        Briefe im Jahr 1772 nach Island angestellte Reise betreffen

      Upsala & Leipzig: Magnus Swederus, 1779. Octavo, large map and chart and eleven plates (most folding), 13 plates in total, Banks and Solander in iceland. First German edition, preceded only by the very rare Swedish edition of 1777, and followed by London and Paris editions in the 1780s. This study, a major work on the geography, history, and culture of Iceland, was written and edited by Uno von Troil, who sailed with Banks and Solander on the voyage to Iceland, undertaken after Banks&#39; precipitate withdrawal from Cook&#39;s second voyage. Von Troil&#39;s work is the only major work undertaken by any member of the voyage, and naturally includes any number of references to Sir Joseph Banks and his retinue. As an interesting aside, in the 22nd letter, a discussion on the pillars of basalt, there is a particular discussion of the island of Staffa, which is noted as belonging to none other than "Lauchlan MacQuarie": father of Governor Macquarie. It is also interesting to note that this German edition does not include a lengthy letter from Banks relating to the island of Staffa (and apparently derived from Pennant&#39;s Tour of Scotland) which was later included in the English translation of von Troil&#39;s work in 1780. Despite its importance as a printed document directly relating to Banks - as, in effect, the only account of his alternative voyage - this significant edition is not known to be held in any Australian collection: indeed, any of the early editions appear to be very scarce.

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        Variedades Literarias o Colección De Escogidas Piezas De Literatura, así Originales, Como Traducidas De Diversos Idiomas al Francés, Pertenecientes á La Filosofía, Artes y Ciencias. Traducidas al Castellano Por Félix Eguía.

      Pedro Marín, Madrid 1779 - 4 h. - 36 - 32 - 240 pp. - y - 1 h. 269pp. y 39pp. de "Disertación médica, sobre el buen uso de los Baños de Agua dulce en los rios y casas particulares: con una reflexión al fin, sobre los pedilubios." en Madrid, viuda de Marín, 1792. La obra comprende, entre otros, capítulos muy interesantes: - Discurso sobre los Baños de Agua Fría, según el uso de los antiguos, por el Dr. Cocchi - Historia Natural de la Langosta de España, por Guillermo Bowles - Memoria sobre los Indios Orientales - Música y Bayles de los Chinos - Experiencia Médica de Mr. Zimmerman - Historia de las lodras marinas y de los osos marinos por Mr. Steller - . Muy buen ejemplar, aunque las 20 primeras hojas tienen una mancha en la parte posterior de la plana. Muy conservada encuadernación de época en piel. Size: 2 Vols. En 12º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Turchia settentrionale.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 73mm. A rare miniature map of the Balkans, engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.

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        Des Fürsten Michael Schtscherbatowo kaiserlich rußischen Heroldmeisters und Kammerjunkers Rußische Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten an. Erster Theil vom Anfang bis auf den Tod des Großfürsten Jaroslaw Wladimirowitsch. Zweyter Theil vom Anfang der Regierung Isziaslaws Jaroslawitsch bis auf die Unterjochung Rußlands durch die Tatarn

      . Jobst Hermann Flörke Verlag, Danzig, 1779. LVII/1132 S./72 Bl. mit 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Frontispiz und 8 gefalteten Tafeln, Halbleinen der Zeit (gering fleckig/Namensstempel auf Vorsatz und Titel). - gute Exemplare -

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        Des Fürsten Michael Schtscherbatowo, kaiserlich rußischen Heroldmeisters und Kammerjunkers Rußische Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten an. Erster Theil vom Anfang bis auf den Tod des Grosfürsten Jaroslaw Wladimirowitsch's; Zweiter Theil vom Anfang der Regierung Jszjaslaws Järoslawitsch bisu die Unterjochung Rußlands durch die Tartaren. Aus dem Rußischen übersetzt von M. Christian Heinrich Hase, Herzogl. Sachsenweimarischem Konsistorialrath und Pastor zu Stadt Sulza.

      Danzig, Flörke, 1779.. Erster und Zweiter Teil. LVIII., 1132 S., 72 nn.Bl., gest Frontispiz, 5 Stammtafeln/Regententabelle Ledereinband mit Rückentitel, ca. 13,8 x 20,8 cm.. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, Titelblatt und Frontispiz am Rand hinterlegt. Tafeln teilweise hinterlegt und stwas fleckig. Es fehlen 3 gest.Stammtafeln. Insgesamt noch guter Zustand.

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        Extremely rare David Brearley Constitution Signer war-dated document also signed by the father of Texas patriot David G. Burnet

      Manuscript Document Signed "Davd Brearley" and "Wm Burnet," one page, 8.75" x 8.5". New Jersey, September 23, 1779. Slight separation at edges of mid-horizontal fold. On laid paper in fine condition. Bill "To The High Sheriff of Essex" for "attending a Court of Oyer of Term of General Goal [Jail] Delivery himself of Deputy 9 Days @ £8 pr Day...sumoning the Grand Jury...9 petty juries..." Total £92.3. Brearley and "Wm Burnert" have signed beneath the following: "We the Subscribers Justices of the above mentioned Court having examined the above Account amounting unto Ninety two Pounds three Shillings ?" do Adjudge the same to be just and Adequate." Manuscript Receipt Signed "Isrl Hedden" on verso indicating Hedden was paid "Four pounds thirteen shillings and five pence in full of the within account" on April 6, 1785, with a notation that "£92.3.0 equal to £4.13.5 Specie." Docketed on verso by three official

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        The Injured Islanders; or, The Influence of Art upon the Happiness of Nature

      London: J. Murray, 1779. Quarto, 25, [iii] pp., engraved vignette of Tahitian dancers on the title-page (by Isaac Taylor after W. Hamilton); bound without the half-title, old library stamp in margin of one page (Mercantile Library Philadelphia); a good copy, protected in later marbled paper wrappers. An end to sentiment. An exceptionally rare and important work, notable for its uncompromising attitude towards the effect the eighteenth-century voyages of discovery had on the native peoples of the Pacific. The text condemns the Europeans at Tahiti, describing war, revenge, ambition, and venereal disease as the hallmarks of their influence. Significantly, while the work depends on the published accounts of Hawkesworth and Cook, the chief source is clearly the writings of Georg Forster, who was otherwise widely out of favour with English-speaking writers. We have found records for only three copies of different editions of this elusive book sold publicly in modern times: the Harmsworth sale in 1935 had a copy of the Dublin edition, while a copy of the London edition was sold by Sotheby&#39;s in 1977. Priority of editions has never finally been decided: Rolf du Rietz favours the Dublin edition in this regard, though the question is somewhat academic in view of the rarity of both. He points out in the Kroepelien catalogue that the London printing &#39;has hitherto been regarded as the first edition… a closer investigation would no doubt settle the question finally&#39;. Contributing to the bibliographical complexity, Hordern House recently offered a typographically identical copy of this edition with a London & Edinburgh imprint (printed for J. Murray & W. Creech). Although essentially based on the experiences of Wallis in Tahiti, Fitzgerald, poet and professor at Trinity College, Dublin, takes account of the Cook voyages, quoting from both Forster and Cook, and specifically mentioning the experiences of the second voyage, especially the stories of Tupaia and Omai, both taken aboard ship by Cook to travel far from their native lands. Bernard Smith has taken significant note of the book (in European Vision and the South Pacific, second edition, pp. 85-6): &#39;George Forster&#39;s reflections provided the basis of the Injured Islanders… On this occasion it is Captain Wallis, the discoverer of Tahiti, and not Banks, whose absence is mourned by the forsaken Tahitian queen, Oberea… Fitzgerald turns Oberea&#39;s unhappiness into a paradigm of the misfortune that has befallen all her people. The poem is thus of interest in that, while preserving the pattern adopted by Scott&#39;s earlier satires, it witnesses to quite a different kind of emotional response to the native peoples of the Pacific. Sentiment replaces satire… The poet, closely following suggestions from Forster, shows how European trade is quickly corrupting and degrading island life. An aura of sentimentality still surrounds everything Tahitian, but the sentimentalized heroes of the simple life are becoming sentimentalized victims of European corruption…&#39;.

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        A New History of Gloucestershire. Comprising the Topography, Antiquities, Curiosities, Produce, Trade, and Manufactures of That County

      Cirencester: Samuel Rudder , 1779. Collation, x,855[1]lxviii,pp.1 double page map,12 double page plates, 3 single page plates, 1 folding plate. 16 engraved plates in all, plus 1 engraved map. Book measures 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Binding probably circa 150 years old. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering, top edge gilt, marble endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed on edges, small section of wear to bottom edge of top board, a few light stain marks. Generally a very good clean firm binding. Internally, 14 pages have been repaired on corner margin not encroaching onto text, a few pages have a neat repair with loss of some letters, title page strengthened, map strengthened without any loss of printed surface, 1 plate has fox spotting. Pages and engravings in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy, in a very attractive binding. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Essai sur l'Isle d'Otahiti , situ?e dans la Mer du Sud, et sur l'esprit et les moeurs de ses habitants

      Froulle, Avignon and Paris 1779 - Octavo, with an engraved frontispiece view of Tahiti; a fine copy in contemporary speckled half calf, orange spine label chipped. First edition: the very scarce and earliest separate serious work on Tahiti (predated only by the Omai-based fictions and the poetical satires on Joseph Banks); it is based for its facts on the reports of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook, and for its philosophy on Montesquieu and Rousseau. Tahiti was much discussed in Europe from the early 1770s, and various voyage accounts were in print during that decade, including those of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook. The Tahitian Aotourou had travelled back to Paris with Bougainville in 1769, while Omai had reached London with Cook in 1774. 'Taitbout's pamphlet is of interest, not for the originality of its ideas, but because it reveals how notions of geographical control deriving from Montesquieu and applied by the Forsters to the islanders of the Pacific, could provide a rational explanation for the soft primitivism with which Bougainville, Hawkesworth, Banks, Diderot, and others, had endowed the peoples of the Society Islands, and add point and fire to a revolutionary pamphlet?' (Bernard Smith, European vision and the South Pacific, 1985, p. 87). Barbier notes that the book - published anonymously but now attributed to Taitbout - has sometimes been attributed wrongly to Bougainville. A German translation appeared in 1783. This copy has an additional work bound at the end, P.A. Caron de Beaumarchais, Le voeu de toutes les nations?dans l'abaissement et l'humiliation de la Grande-Bretagne, 1778 (Sabin 4178). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        XIX. Le tre Arabie o Regni Baraab, Bepiara et Aiman, di diversi Emir e Califi, Tributari della Porta.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm. A rare miniature map of Arabia engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.

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        ANTIENT METAPHYSICS: or, the Science of Universals. With an Appendix, containing an examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy.

      Edinburgh, J. Balfour and Co.; London, T. Cadell, 1779.Volumes I and II only of 6 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS 1779 and 1782. 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, pages: xxi, (3), ix, (1), ix, (1), 555; xii, (20), 461, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornament in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Volume I: 2 small signatures, 1 crossed through and a number on title page, corners of first and last 20 leaves dog - eared and slightly dust - soiled, 8 of them neatly repaired with old paper at the tip, final 5 leaves have larger crease at lower corner just affecting text but with no loss of legibility, closed tear to inner margin of 1 prelim page, neatly repaired, 1 text page torn across and repaired neatly, no loss of text, contents otherwise clean; Volume II: the same inscription to title page as in Volume I, contents clean. Bindings tight and firm. Very good copies of Volumes I and II in the scarce first edition. Volume I contains 59 pages devoted to the principles of Newton's philosophy in the Appendix and Chapter XIX expresses some of the author's criticism of the Newtonian system. Volume II is subtitled "containing a further examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy" and Book V is entitled Of the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton's Astronomy and consists of 146 pages in which the author finds fault with various aspects of Newton's Principia. The 6 volumes were issued over a period of 20 years from 1779 to 1799 but only the first two contain criticism and commentary on Newton's work. They are considered a defence of Greek philosophy and are firmly attributed to Lord Monboddo (1714 - 1799), a Scottish judge and scholar who is remembered today as the founder of modern comparative historical linguistics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Essai sur l&#39;Isle d&#39;Otahiti , située dans la Mer du Sud, et sur l&#39;esprit et les moeurs de ses habitants

      Avignon and Paris: Froulle, 1779. Octavo, with an engraved frontispiece view of Tahiti; a fine copy in contemporary speckled half calf, orange spine label chipped. First edition: the very scarce and earliest separate serious work on Tahiti (predated only by the Omai-based fictions and the poetical satires on Joseph Banks); it is based for its facts on the reports of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook, and for its philosophy on Montesquieu and Rousseau. Tahiti was much discussed in Europe from the early 1770s, and various voyage accounts were in print during that decade, including those of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook. The Tahitian Aotourou had travelled back to Paris with Bougainville in 1769, while Omai had reached London with Cook in 1774. &#39;Taitbout&#39;s pamphlet is of interest, not for the originality of its ideas, but because it reveals how notions of geographical control deriving from Montesquieu and applied by the Forsters to the islanders of the Pacific, could provide a rational explanation for the soft primitivism with which Bougainville, Hawkesworth, Banks, Diderot, and others, had endowed the peoples of the Society Islands, and add point and fire to a revolutionary pamphlet&hellip;&#39; (Bernard Smith, European vision and the South Pacific, 1985, p. 87). Barbier notes that the book - published anonymously but now attributed to Taitbout - has sometimes been attributed wrongly to Bougainville. A German translation appeared in 1783. This copy has an additional work bound at the end, P.A. Caron de Beaumarchais, Le voeu de toutes les nations&hellip;dans l&#39;abaissement et l&#39;humiliation de la Grande-Bretagne, 1778 (Sabin 4178).

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        Théorie des machines simples, en ayant égard au frottement de leurs parties et à la roideur de cordages... Nouvelle édition, a laquelle on a ajouté les Mémoires du même auteur, 1. sur les frottement de la pointe des pivots; 2. sur la force de torsion et sur l'élasticite des fils de métal; 3. sur la force des hommes, ou les quantités d'action qu'ils peuvent fournir; 4. sur l'effet des moulins à vent et la figure de leurs ailes; 5. sur les murs de revêtemens et l'équilibre des voûtes.Paris: Bachelier, 1821.

      First collected edition; quite scarce on the market. "Coulomb's collected memoirs on mechanics. The first of these deals with simple machines and won the Academy prize of 1779. The second is a study of friction at pivots, and the third deals with torsion and the elasticity of metal wire. In the fourth memoir Coulomb discusses man's ability to perform work, quoting Daniel Bernoulli and d'Alembert. The fifth memoir is devoted to windmills and the force of their wings, while the last is his famous memoir, 'Sur une application des regles de maximis et minimis a quelques problemes de statique relatif a l'architecture' (1773). The mathematical sections of the work were reviewed for publication by Jose Maria Lanz, co-author of the <i>Essai sur la composition de machines.</i>" (Roberts & Trent, <i>Bibliotheca Mechanica</i>, pp. 82-83).<br/><br/> &#10087; Norman 528; Stanitz 64E.<br/><br/> "Coulomb's most celebrated study, one that brought him immediate acclaim, was '</i>Théorie des machines simples</i>,' his prize-winning friction study of 1781. He investigated both static and dynamic friction of sliding surfaces and friction in bending of cords and in rolling. From examination of many physical parameters, he developed a series of two-term equations, the first term a constant and the second term varying with time, normal force, velocity, or other parameters. In agreement with Amontons's work of 1699, Coulomb showed that in general there is an approximately linear relationship between friction and normal force; but he extended the investigation considerably to show complex effects due to difference in load, materials, time of repose, lubrication, velocity, and other considerations. Coulomb's work in friction remained a standard of theory and experiment for a century and a half, until the advent of molecular studies of friction in the twentieth century. To quote Kragelsky and Schedrov's recent monograph (p. 52) on the history of friction: "Coulomb's contributions to the science of friction were exceptionally great. Without exaggeration, one can say that he created this science."<br/><br/> "Another subject of much interest to Coulomb was the question of efficiency and output in work, and in this field (ergonomics) he made one of the most significant contributions before the studies of F. W. Taylor, a century later. Coulomb began this work in Martinique and read the first of several memoirs on the subject to the Academy in 1778. It was finally published in 1799 as '<i>Résultats de plusieure expériences destinées à déterminer la quantité d'action que les hommes peuvent fournir par leur travail journalier, suivant les différent manières dont ils employent leurs forces.</i>' Earlier studies tested men or animals only for very brief periods, thus obtaining exaggerated results of productivity. Coulomb investigated various work parameters very realistically and with considerable psychological insight; and he distinguished between useful work and fatigue in work from living 'machines,' solving to make the ratio of effect to fatigue a maximum. In this he produced the first real study of the practical aspects of labor allocation. Among his findings were that frequent rest periods during certain tasks produce higher overall output, and that maximum daily human work results from seven to eight hours' labor for heavy tasks and ten hours' labor for light tasks. He utilized similar isoperimetric methods to investigate the theory and design of windmills." (DSB).. 4to (240 x 200 mm), fine contemporary half calf with spine gilt and corners of vellum (entirely unrestored), pp. viii (including the half-title), 368 and 10 fine folding engraved plates, 4 pages of adverts from Bachelier inserted before the plates. An exceptionally fine and fresh copy. The work in itself is scarce - thus even more so in such good condition

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