viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1779

        Traité des couleurs matérielles, et de la maniere de colorer, relativement aux différens Arts et Métiers.

      Saugrain et Lamy,, A Paris, 1779 - Cm. 16,5, pp. xii, 342 (4). Buona legatura recente in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro su tassello. Sguardie marmorizzate originali e tagli rossi. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale (ed unica?) di questa interessante compilazione di segreti riguardanti la composizione e la preparazione dei colori, dei pigmenti, vernici, lacche, ecc. Delle differenti tecniche di pittura, della doratura, affreschi, mosaici, ecc. Non comune e molto interessante. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Judicial Proceedings before the High Court of Admiralty, and Supreme Consistorial or Commissary Court of Scotland: also before the Sheriff, Bailie, Dean of Guild, Justice of the Peace, and Baron, Courts . . . in seven books.

      Charles Elliot, Edinburgh 1779 - 8vo. Pp, xiv, 2 page publisher's list, 470. Full calf, raised bands, contrasting title label. A little damage to top of spine and a two inch split in top of front hinge.A handsome copy, clean and tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        CASA DE CABRERA EN CORDOBA: Obra Genealógica Histórica, dedicado a el Sr. D. Fernando de Cabrera, Méndez de Sotomayor.

      Juan Rodríguez, Córdoba 1779 - Folio m, port, 1 lám. con escudo grab. al cobre (Joannes Ribadas sculp. 1779), 2h, 558p, 15h (árboles genealógicos e índices). Leve óx. Pergamino (desprendido del cuerpo del libro). "- Este texto se sacó de la obra inédita escrita por D. Francisco Fernández de Córdoba: "Historia genealógica del linage de Córdoba", Salvá se equivocó al atribuirle este libro sin tener en cuenta las diferencias de épocas. El autor es el P.Fco. Ruano." 1779

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
 3.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        MIDNIGHT THE SIGNAL

      London: Sold by Dodsley, 1779. n. Hardcover. Inveighing against Nocturnal Diversions. 165 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). Complete, with usual jump in pagination in volume II. Two volumes. Pleasant contemporary crimson morocco bound for Jonas Hanway by his second binder, covers gilt with twining border enclosing a frame of roses with sunburst cornerpieces, upper cover with Greek cross at center, encircled by the motto "O save us from ourselves," lower cover with winged hourglass and the motto "Revere the appointment of Nature"; raised bands, spine compartments gilt in a checkerboard pattern punctuated by daisies, one olive and one black morocco label, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved title pages with emblem depicting Death hovering over socializing persons, with a lutist in the background. A Large Paper Copy. Verso of front free endpapers with armorial bookplate from which the name has been excised. Spines a bit darkened, with muted gilt, leather on covers varying in color (from fading or soiling), but the bindings entirely solid and with only trivial wear to the joints. Leaves with a hint of offsetting and isolated soiling, faint dampstain to lower fore edge of one gathering, otherwise extremely pleasing internally, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and with vast margins. These bindings were specially crafted for Jonas Hanway (1712-86), an eccentric philanthropist and prolific pamphleteer who designed custom bindings for edifying works, usually his own, which he often presented to libraries, friends, and even the king; our binding was, in fact, probably intended for presentation, though the recipient is unknown. In his "English Bindings in the Library of J. R. Abbey," G. D. Hobson has done a census of 26 Hanway bindings, but the present one is not listed there. Hobson states that Hanway has been unjustly overlooked, whereas another 18th century eccentric "who took an interest in the art of decorating bookcovers, Thomas Hollis, has appeared in every account of English binding" after J. A. Arnett's "The Books of the Ancients" appeared in 1837. "The bindings executed for [Hanway] are of better material," says Hobson, "and the tools which decorate them are more amusing than those of his contemporary; perhaps they have been neglected because they are comparatively rare." Hanway employed two different binders to translate his ideas into leather, and the present volumes represent the work of his second binder, who entered his employ in 1765. This binder has not been identified by name, but his work is known, as here, by the appearance of a small number of tools used in various combinations. For example, our winged hourglass, rose ornaments, twining roll, sunburst, and checkerboard design on the spine also appear on Hobson's "Abbey" #91 and on item #155 in Maggs Catalogue 1212. An enthusiastic and effective philanthropist concerned with child welfare, Hanway founded schools to teach boys farming, trades, and seamanship. He also wrote some 150 books and pamphlets, and perhaps his reputation as an eccentric derived from his being the first male in London to use an umbrella. Nixon notes in "Oldaker Collection" that he was "a highly estimable character, but one of the greatest bores of his day." An advocate of such practices as the consumption of whole wheat bread and abstinence from tea drinking, he inveighs in the present work against "nocturnal diversions" and the keeping of late hours. Midnight should be the signal to end dancing, music, and other amusements, if one wishes to preserve one's health and virtue. Thankfully, the author's bindings remain more interesting than the written works he produced.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 4.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        STORIA DEGLI ECELINI.

      Remondini,, Bassano, 1779 - 3 voll. in-8, pp. (6), XLVI, 408; 416; XXIV, 617, (2), bella leg. p. perg. coeva con doppi tass. ai d., tagli rossi. Front. con testo incorniciato da bel fregio xilogr. Risguardi in carta dec. Con una vignetta in rame raff. lo stemma degli Ezzelini in testa alla dedicat. al Conte Carlo di Firmian. Il terzo vol. che contiene i documenti, è preceduto da un occhietto che cita "Codice Diplomatico Eceliniano". Lozzi 5610. Platneriana p. 195. La più celebre opera dello storico bassanese (1739-1795) in ediz. orig. Manca un tass. al primo vol. Belliss. esempl. della più rara e ricercata edizione del Verci. [MM1-044]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan : Including an account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands... performed in the Tartar galley, belonging to the honourable East India Company

      London: G. Scott, 1779. Quarto, with a portrait and a splendid series of 32 plates and maps, most of them folding or double-page; a large copy with good margins (a couple of plates just touched by binder at extreme edges nonetheless, as often); some occasional light browning but a very handsome copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked to style preserving original spine label. Significant English voyage to New Guinea. First edition: a handsome copy of this classic account of experiences in New Guinea and the East Indies. Forrest was involved in the 1770 settlement of Balambangan, a colonising project based on recommendations by Alexander Dalrymple; from 1774 he was in the service of the East India Company, who wanted to extend their sources of trade in the direction of New Guinea. Along with two English officers and a crew of eighteen Malays Forrest pushed the exploration as far as Geelvink Bay in New Guinea. Here he gives the details of his 'journey of exploration from 1774-1776, on behalf of the East India Company, to western New Guinea (now the Indonesian province of West Papua). The Company traveled in search of spices beyond the Molucca Islands, which were then claimed by the Dutch. Forrest's travels took him from the north coast of Borneo, through the Moluccas, to New Guinea, and then to Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippines. His detailed observations lack the moral judgments found in so many other European accounts of the time…' (Cornell University, {i Treasures of the Asia Collections }- online resource). The numerous maps and coastal profiles published here show the detailed observations that Forrest was making on this voyage 'of examination and inquiry rather than of discovery' (Hill). There is some discussion, in the Introduction and elsewhere, of the voyages of Schouten and Le Maire, Dampier and Tasman. A wonderfully purple dedication on the first of the topographical views is worth quoting in full: 'In Testimony of Esteem & Regard to Joseph Banks Esq; President of the Royal Society, Who thirsting after Knowledge, left the Enjoyment of Opulence and Ease, to sail round the World'. This fine copy of the book has the bookplate of George Leaton of Hoppyland Park (the location of a great 19th century adultery scandal). It later belonged to the Australian collector Sir Rupert Clarke and has his bookplate and ink ownership stamps.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        MIDNIGHT THE SIGNAL

      Sold by Dodsley, London 1779 - Inveighing against Nocturnal Diversions. 165 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). Complete, with usual jump in pagination in volume II. Two volumes. Pleasant contemporary crimson morocco bound for Jonas Hanway by his second binder, covers gilt with twining border enclosing a frame of roses with sunburst cornerpieces, upper cover with Greek cross at center, encircled by the motto "O save us from ourselves," lower cover with winged hourglass and the motto "Revere the appointment of Nature"; raised bands, spine compartments gilt in a checkerboard pattern punctuated by daisies, one olive and one black morocco label, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved title pages with emblem depicting Death hovering over socializing persons, with a lutist in the background. A Large Paper Copy. Verso of front free endpapers with armorial bookplate from which the name has been excised. Spines a bit darkened, with muted gilt, leather on covers varying in color (from fading or soiling), but the bindings entirely solid and with only trivial wear to the joints. Leaves with a hint of offsetting and isolated soiling, faint dampstain to lower fore edge of one gathering, otherwise extremely pleasing internally, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and with vast margins. These bindings were specially crafted for Jonas Hanway (1712-86), an eccentric philanthropist and prolific pamphleteer who designed custom bindings for edifying works, usually his own, which he often presented to libraries, friends, and even the king; our binding was, in fact, probably intended for presentation, though the recipient is unknown. In his "English Bindings in the Library of J. R. Abbey," G. D. Hobson has done a census of 26 Hanway bindings, but the present one is not listed there. Hobson states that Hanway has been unjustly overlooked, whereas another 18th century eccentric "who took an interest in the art of decorating bookcovers, Thomas Hollis, has appeared in every account of English binding" after J. A. Arnett's "The Books of the Ancients" appeared in 1837. "The bindings executed for [Hanway] are of better material," says Hobson, "and the tools which decorate them are more amusing than those of his contemporary; perhaps they have been neglected because they are comparatively rare." Hanway employed two different binders to translate his ideas into leather, and the present volumes represent the work of his second binder, who entered his employ in 1765. This binder has not been identified by name, but his work is known, as here, by the appearance of a small number of tools used in various combinations. For example, our winged hourglass, rose ornaments, twining roll, sunburst, and checkerboard design on the spine also appear on Hobson's "Abbey" #91 and on item #155 in Maggs Catalogue 1212. An enthusiastic and effective philanthropist concerned with child welfare, Hanway founded schools to teach boys farming, trades, and seamanship. He also wrote some 150 books and pamphlets, and perhaps his reputation as an eccentric derived from his being the first male in London to use an umbrella. Nixon notes in "Oldaker Collection" that he was "a highly estimable character, but one of the greatest bores of his day." An advocate of such practices as the consumption of whole wheat bread and abstinence from tea drinking, he inveighs in the present work against "nocturnal diversions" and the keeping of late hours. Midnight should be the signal to end dancing, music, and other amusements, if one wishes to preserve one's health and virtue. Thankfully, the author's bindings remain more interesting than the written works he produced. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        HISTOIRE DE L' ABOLITION DE L' ORDRE DES TEMPLIERS.

      Paris, Belin 1779 - Histoire de l' abolition de l' ordre des Templiers. In-12°, piena pelle coeva, dorso decorato in oro (leg. con due piccoli strappi e punte logore). xxiv, 283, (3) pp. Interno in ottimo stato. Una delle principali fonti della storia dei Templari divenuta rarissima. Dessubré, Bibliografia,de l' ordre des Templiers, 504: >. Deilliez, 920: >. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Brighenti]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        COLECCION DE POESIAS CASTELLANAS ANTERIORES AL SIGLO XV (1ª EDIC

      Madrid 1779 - Materia: Libro antiguo de Poesia. Descripción: 4 vols. 8º (18,5 cm.) 404 p. = 559 p. = 443 p. = 333 p.Encuadernación plena piel (Pasta S.XX) decorada con tejuelo en el lomo. Estado de conservación: Bueno [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
 9.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Der Grosse Baum-Garten darinn überaus kräfftige Morgen- und Abend-, Meß,- Versper-, Beicht und Communion-Gebether/ Wie auch zum Hochwürdigen Sakrament des Altars und der Allerheiligen Dreyfaltigkeit von martin von Cochem Capuciner-Ordens der rheinischen Provinz Predigern mit neuen Kupfern zu anfang eine jeden theils geziert

      Münster, Anton Wilk Aschendorff. 1779. 19 cm. 624,77 seiten. Ledereinband mit goldschnitt. sehr sehr sehr starke gebrauchsspuren, einbanddeckel vorn lose,insgesamt beklebt, an den kantne bestoßen, teils beschädigt, seiten gebrauchsspurig, fingerspurig,etwas fleckig, teils mit knickspuren,. ".Der Grosse Baum-Garten darinn überaus kräfftige Morgen- und Abend-, Meß,- Versper-, Beicht und Communion-Gebether/ Wie auch zum Hochwürdigen Sakrament des Altars und der Allerheiligen Dreyfaltigkeit..zur mutter gottes und den heiligen:zum antonio von Padua, dem hl. joseph und der hl. anna in den neun dienstägen zu sprechen, in allen groß-festen und wallfahrten: dem miserere in den fasten und roate-meß im advent und anderen sonderlichen festtägen, für geist.- und weltliche personen, des standes und condition sie sind, für lebendige, kranke, sterbende und abgestorbenen seelen im fegefeuer, sammt den sieben buß,psalmen und zwanzig litaneyen durch P.martinuß von Cochem Capuciner-Ordens der rheinischen Provinz Predigern kräftige Morgen - und Abengebete,andächtige Kirchen .- und Meßgebete, erbauende Verspergebete für die abgestorbenen, reumütige beicht und bußgebete, inbrünstige Kommunion- und Ablaßgebete, andächtige gebete zum allerheiligsten Altassakrament, fünf psalmen zu ehren der heiligsten dreifaltigkeit,innige gebete zu christo, kräftige gebete zum bittern leiden jesu christi, liebliche gebete zur allerseligsten jungfrau, anmutige gebete zu den heiligen gottes, erbauuende gebete auf alle hohen feste des Jahresnützliche gebete im allgemeinen und besonderen anliegen, passende gebete für verschiedene stände, vorbereitung zu einem guten tode und gebete für kranke und sterbende, fröhliche gebete für die abgestorbenen, ..LICENTIA 0RDINARI REVERENDISSIMI&SERENISSIMI , PRINCIPIS ac D. D. CLEMENTIS AUGUSTI Dei Gratia Archi - Epifcopi Colonic eniis, S.R.I, per Italiam Archi? Cancellarii, & Principis Electoris , Legati Nati Sedis Apofiolica Magni Magifterii Teutonia per Boruiiiam Adminiftratoris, Supremique ejusdem Ordinis per Italiam & Germaniam Magiftri, Epifcopi Monafterienfis Hildefienfis, Paderborneniis &Oinabrugenfis, utriusque Bavaria Superioris Palatinacus, Weftphalise & Angaria Ducis &c. &c. Nos FRANCISCUS EGON L. B. de FÜRSTENBERG, Ecclefiarum Cathedralium Hildefienfis, Monafterienfis> Paderbornenfis & Halberftadienfis refpektive Scholafticus, Sc Canonicus Capitularis > Infignis Eccle Bufsdorffienfis Paderborna Prapofitus? & Archidiaconus, Reverendissimi & Serenfifimi Archi-Epifcopi & Principis Eletloris Colonienfis ? qua Epifcopi Monafterienfis &c. Concilii Intimi? Patria:, Aulici & Beilici Confiliarius aflcualiss nec non per civitatem & totam Dicece" fin Monafterienfem Vicarias in Spiritualibus Generalis 8C Sigillifer Sec. &c.&C.ermittimus, uc liber precum , cui Tittilus: Der große Baum-Garten/ Authore P. Martino Cochemenfi Ordinis S. Fran-cifci Capucinorum automate Nofrra 1743. revifus, erroribusiublatisemendatusinDiccefi Monafterienfi cypis mandetur venalisque exponatur, ea tarnen lege, uc duo Exemplaria ad-Arcliivium Vicariatus Generalis repo-nenda Nobis tradantur , & , fi eum in hac Dicecefi iterum praelo dari contigerit , nova Ordinarii authoritas requiratur. In quorum fidem prafentibus Sigillo Vicariali munitis manu propria fubferipfimus, Dacis Monafterii Weftphalorum Anno 1744. Die 27ms Januarii.(L.SO F.E. B- de FüRSTENBERG, Vicarias Generalis. J,G, Kümpers, Seen "..wir joseph der andere, von gottes gnaden, erwählter römischer kaiser zu allen zeiten, mehrer des reiches, in germanien und zu jerusalem könig, mit regent und erb thronfolge der königreiche hungarn, boheim, dalmatien, croation, und babylonien, erzherzog zu oesterreich, herzog zu toskana, großfürst zu siebenbürgen, herzo gzu mayland und gefürsteter graf zu habsburg flandesn und tyrol... bekennen das Ant.wilh.aschendorf buchdrucker und buchhändler zu münster unterthänigst zu vernehmen gegeben, was er. p. martini von cochem capuciner ordens gebeth buch der geistliche baum.garten genannt, von neuem druck aufzulegen,entschlossen sey.calender..-in welchem die fürnehmen heiligen, so das ganze jahr durch in der kathololischen kirche gehalten werden. und sind alle und jede so große wunderbare heiligen, daß wenn du ihr leben oder legend sollst lesen, würdest du dich wundern und in liebe gegen selbige entzündet werden, damit theilhaftig werden, so bethe täglich demselbigen heiligen, dessen fest fällt, das folgende gebethlein zu ehren, mit welchem du ihm einen sehr großen wohlgefallen thun wirst.. gebethbüchlein. ich grüße dich, o heil du wohlriechende blume des paradieses durch das allerfülligste herz jesus christi , und wünsche dir glück zu der ehre, die dir am heutigen tage von gott und den heiligen ist angethan worden, zu welcher vermehrung und erneuerung opfere ich dir das herz jesu christi. und durch dasselbige bitte ich dich, du wolltest den deinem lieben gott für mich bitten, und mir allezeit treulich bestehen, sonderlich an meinem letzten ende..amen.."Auszüge aus dem Buch

      [Bookseller: Lausitzer Buchversand]
 10.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        [Bound Manuscript]: Qui casse les Verres les paye [Who breaks the glasses must pay for them] Comedie-Proverbe en un acte, en prose

      [Paris]. 1779. Octavo. 43pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt stamped morocco spine label, gilt tooling, marbled endpapers. The front joint is partially cracked, light scuffing to the boards, about near fine. A complete unpublished play by Louis Claude Person de Berainville, skillfully written in a beautiful calligraphic script. Set in a Paris prison with Picard, a coachman, in the lead role, and eight other personages: Madame Picard, Casseborne, Martin, a jailer, an inspector, two soldiers, and a corporal. There appears to be only one reference anywhere to this play -- French scholar Clarence Brenner, author of the definitive Bibliographical List of Plays in the French Language, 1700-1789, cites the play in his study of the French dramatic proverb: "a manuscript of which, dated 1779, was advertised in a catalogue, Les Arts du Spectacle of the Librairie Garnier Arnold, Paris, 1961," (i.e., the conference catalog of the fifth Congres International de Biblioteques-Musees des Arts du Spectacle that took place in Paris in June, 1961). We believe the present manuscript to be the same copy last noted in 1961. This 18th Century French proverb play appears to be otherwise unknown and unstudied. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Plate 19 - Stapelia Hirsuta Linn. L'Asclepias d'Affrique (cactus/succulent plant)

      1779 - Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) Les Dons Merveilleux et Diversement Coloriés de la Nature dans Le Règne Vègètale Paris” 1779-1783 Hand-colored copperplate engravings Sheet size: 18 ½” x 11 ¼” Pierre Joseph Buchoz (also spelled Buc'hoz) was a French lawyer, physician, botanist and naturalist and was very interested in the medicinal virtues of various plants. He was also a prolific author of botanical books in the latter half of the 18th century. Born in Metz (France), Buchoz was meant for a career in law, but soon turned to medicine, and was appointed as the physician to King Stanislaus of Poland when he was 28. Accused of not fulfilling his duties, Buchoz quit, and devoted his energies to the study of botany, medicine, economics and mineralogy, eventually publishing over 300 volumes on these subjects. Although he is held in low esteem by the scientific botanists, due to his persistence in re-using plates with different attributions, his decorative and artistic sense places him high in the ranks of eighteenth-century flower book authors.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        First Lines of Physiology by the Celebrated Baron Albert Haller M D Translated from the Correct Latin Edition, Printed Under the Inspection of William Cullen M D

      Charles Elliot, London 1779 - 530pp. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Joints cracked. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings Brown hardback full-leather cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Poetical Works of Sir Sam Garth with a Life of the Author

      Edinburg : At The Apollo Press, By The Martins 1779 - Physical desc. : 216p. , plates : port. ; 18°. Contains his Dispensary, Epistles, Prologues, Claremont, Translations, Imitations, &c. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT139896. Other names: Denham, John, Sir, 1615-1669. Professionally bound in full buckram with a gilt-blocked aniline calf label. Very impressively finished - a sumptuous copy with clear, clean text. Highly uncommon in such positive condition. 1 Kg. 216 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Six Old Plays, on Which Shak-Speare Founded His Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors, Taming the Shrew, King John, K. Henry IV, and K. Henry V, King Lear - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, : Printed For S. Leacroft . And Sold By J. Nichols . T. Evans . And H. Payne ., MDCCLXXIX [1779] - Contents include: v. 1. Promos and Cassandra [by G. Whetstone] Menaechmi [by Plautus] The taming of a shrew. K. John, pt. 1.--v. 2. K. John [pt. 2] V. The true chronicle of history of King Leir. Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Sources. With reproductions of original title-pages. Physical desc. : 2 v ; 22cm. Paged continuously. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Mezzotint: Johann Paul Iones. Befehlshaber einer Schwadron in Diensten der 13 Vereinigten Provinzen von Nord-Amerika. 1779

      Augsburg: J.J. Haid und Sohn, c. 1779. (JONES, JOHN PAUL) 14 x 10.25 inches, sight. Engraved by Johann Haid. Framed. Provenance: Estate of Viscount David Eccles . Excellent, iconic portrait of American naval officer and hero John Paul Jones (1747-1792).Jones is depicted three-quarter length, in uniform, holding a telescope in his right arm. To the rear are a towering cliff and a burning ship. Jones is considered America's most famous naval hero of the Revolution, and the British reviled him as a pirate because of his raids along the Irish coast and his bold attack on the British port of Whitehaven. His greatest victory was the capture of the British Serapis by his flagship Bonhomme Richard in 1779

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Course of Delaware River from Philadelphia to Chester with the Several Forts and Stackadoes raised by the Rebels and the Attacks Made by His Majesty's Land and Sea Forces.

      London 1779 - Engraving with original hand-coloring. Plate size: 18 x 27". Inventory#: p411pmat. During the two years following William Howe's evacuation of Boston in early 1776, Britain focused her strategy on throttling the insurrection in the northern tier of colonial states. The plans for 1776 were largely the work of William Howe and Colonial Secretary George Germain, both of whom agreed that nothing would undermine the rebellion more quickly than a decisive battlefield victory. It would also be a profound psychological impact upon America. The chart illustrates the movement of Admiral Richard Howe's fleet to gain control of the river, showing attacks on Fort Mercer and Fort Mifflin.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Whole Proceedings on the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery for the City of London; And also the Gaol-Delivery for the County of Middlesex; Held at Justice-Hall in the Old Bailey [December 1779 to October 1780] [etc.]

      London: Printed for Joseph Gurney . . . And Sold by M. Gurney [etc.], 1779-80. Contemporary 3/4 black morocco over boards, extremely worn, the binding whole but beginning to detach, much browning, a few pages loose; a working copy A rare example of Blackstone as trial judge, and the last instance in which he served in that capacity at the Old Bailey, presiding at seven trials in the year's first session, in December, 1779, just two months before his death in February, 1780

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Letter to the Earl of Carlisle, from William Eden, Esq. on the Representations of Ireland, respecting a Free Trade

      Printed by R. Marchbank, for the Company of Booksellers, Dublin 1779 - First edition, with the price printed at the foot of the title page: "[Price, Sixpence Halfpenny.]" Octavo. 47, [1]pp. Disbound and stitched. Light toning, very good. A scarce pamphlet by William Eden (Baron Auckland) addressed to Frederick Howard (Earl of Carlisle). A scarce variant edition not in *Adams*. *OCLC* locates only 4 holdings. *ESTC* T136252. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Art of Drawing in Perspective: Wherein the Doctrine of Perspective is clearly and concisely treated of, upon Geometrical Principles; and a Mechanical Method of Perspective and Designing invented, for the Benefit of such as are Strangers to Mathematics. Illustrated with Variety of Copper-Plate Figures. To which are annexed, The Arts of Painting upon Glass, and Drawing in Crayons; with Directions for making Crayons after the French and Italian Manner: Also the Art of Etching; and that of Japanning upon Wood, or any Metal, so as to imitate China; with Instructions for making Black or Gilt Japan Ware, both beautiful and light; and for making the hardest and most transparent Varnishes. And, to which is added, A Method of casting Amber in any

      London: Printed for J. Johnson. 1779 - 12mo, pp. iv, 92, folding engraved frontispiece, original marbled paper wrappers; fragile, with front cover and first four leaves detached, corners a bit crushed. The noted inventor James Ferguson (1710 - 1776) published The Art of Drawing in Perspective in 1775, but this is a different book. First published in 1755, it was republished several times, with some editions being much shorter. ESTC T153184 locates two copies only: BL and Harvard; all editions are uncommon. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Plate 91 - Cereus flagellifornis. Linn. Cierge serpentant (cactus)

      1779 - Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) Les Dons Merveilleux et Diversement Coloriés de la Nature dans Le Règne Vègètale Paris” 1779-1783 Hand-colored copperplate engravings Sheet size: 18 ½” x 11 ¼” Pierre Joseph Buchoz (also spelled Buc'hoz) was a French lawyer, physician, botanist and naturalist and was very interested in the medicinal virtues of various plants. He was also a prolific author of botanical books in the latter half of the 18th century. Born in Metz (France), Buchoz was meant for a career in law, but soon turned to medicine, and was appointed as the physician to King Stanislaus of Poland when he was 28. Accused of not fulfilling his duties, Buchoz quit, and devoted his energies to the study of botany, medicine, economics and mineralogy, eventually publishing over 300 volumes on these subjects. Although he is held in low esteem by the scientific botanists, due to his persistence in re-using plates with different attributions, his decorative and artistic sense places him high in the ranks of eighteenth-century flower book authors.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Anticipation Continued. Containing the substance of the Speech Intended to be delivered from the T---------e to Both H-----s of P--r---m---t, on the Opening of the ensuing Session. To which is added A Sketch of the Debate which will take place in the H---e of L--ds on the motion for an Address and Amendment

      London: Printed for the Editor; and sold by J. Bew, 1779 - A satire. Often attributed to Richard Tickell as it imitates the tone of Tickell's "Anticipation" published the year before. Purports to contains speeches made in the Houses responding to the King's speech on the war in America and his need for more monies to pay for it (GEORGE III) First edition. 8vo. Pp. [iii]-57. Lacking half-title. Red morocco-backed green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Rubbed, some light spotting. Bookplate of John Carter Brown, ex-library with stamp on title, else very good. Adams "American Controversy" 79-3a; Sabin 1685 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Oeuvres d'Histoire Naturelle et de Philosophie

      Fine engraved frontis. port. of Bonnet in Vol. I, three folding printed tables, 56 engraved plates (mostly folding), & many engraved vignettes. Eight vols. bound in ten. Large 4to, cont. red sheep-backed marbled boards, flat spines gilt. Neuchâtel: S. Fauche, 1779-83. First edition, and a very fine and pretty set of the large 4to issue, of the collected scientific and philosophical writings of Bonnet (1720-93). He "is considered one of the fathers of modern biology. He is distinguished for both his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries."­D.S.B., II, p. 286. Fine set in an attractive binding. See Garrison-Morton 308 & 472. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Memoire sur la decouverte du magnetisme animal. Bound with works by d'Eslon and Roussel de Vauzesme

      Geneva & Paris: Didot, 1779. Mesmerism <p>Mesmer, Franz Anton (1734-1815). (1) Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal. 8vo. [2], vi, 85, [3]pp. Geneva & Paris: Didot, 1779. Bound with: (2) Eslon, Charles d&#39; (1750-1786). Observations sur le magnétisme animal. 8vo. [4], 151pp. London & Paris: Didot [etc.], 1780. Together 2 works. 167 x 105 mm. Bound with a third unrelated work in 18th century quarter sheep gilt, boards, top of spine expertly repaired. Fine.</p><p>(1) First Edition. The manifesto of animal magnetism. On the eve of the French Revolution, Mesmer captured the imagination of the Parisian public with his remarkable ability to effect cures by throwing his patients into "mesmeric" trances. As much a social movement as a medical practice, mesmerism spread quickly throughout Europe and America, and became such a mania in pre-Revolutionary France that between 1779 and 1789 more literature was generated on mesmerism than on any other single topic. At first Mesmer used actual magnets to perform his cures but later dispensed with these on the ground that nearly all substances could be magnetized by touch. He employed either direct contact between physician and patient, or contact via the "baquet," a tub-like apparatus which could be charged with the universal fluid like a Leyden jar. Mesmer always insisted on the physical nature of his cures, which he initially ascribed to magnetic forces or electricity; later he devised the theory of a "universal fluid" acting on the nervous system, which was susceptible to this fluid on account of its inherent property of "animal magnetism." Mesmer&#39;s discovery of what would later be called hypnosis led to the large-scale investigation of psychological phenomena, and is thus an ancestor of psychopathology and psychotherapy. Crabtree 10. Garrison-Morton 4992.1. Printing and the Mind of Man 225. Norman M4.</p><p>(2) First Edition. The present work is Eslon&#39;s major treatise on magnetism, describing his first encounter with animal magnetism and how he became convinced of its efficacy. It also gives the details of eighteen cases treated by Mesmer under Eslon&#39;s observation, one of the patients being Eslon himself. Eslon, a docteur régent of the Faculté de Médecine, was the first important Parisian convert to mesmerism. His outspoken support and practice of Mesmer&#39;s techniques caused dissention within the Faculté and so antagonized its conservative majority that he was eventually expelled. Eslon later broke with Mesmer and set up a rival mesmeric treatment center in Paris, where he practiced his own version of animal magnetism. When the royal commission to investigate mesmerism was formed, it was Eslon&#39;s practice and theory of animal magnetism that the commission examined, much to the displeasure of orthodox mesmerists. Crabtree 12. Norman M77 (citing 1781 ed.). </p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF ALL THE MARINE TREATIES SUBSISTING BETWEEN GREAT-BRITAIN AND FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, AUSTRIA, RUSSIA, DENMARK, SWEDEN,SAVOY, HOLLAND, MOROCCO, ALGIERS, TRIPOLI, TUNIS, &c. COMMENCING IN THEYEAR 1546, AND INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE TREATY OF 1763. WITH ANINTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE, EXPLAINING THE FORCE AND MEANING OF THE PRINCIPALARTICLES.

      London. 1779. - lvi,iii-xxxii,312pp. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked in matching style, spine gilt, gilt morocco label. Early ownership signature of "William Robinson" on first preface page. Endpapers dampstained, text lightly tanned, but otherwise quite clean internally. Good. A very useful compilation of all the naval treaties entered into by Great Britain at the time of the American Revolution. In the preface the compiler, William Harris, explains that his goal was to bring the maritime contents of the various treaties to the British public in an accessible way, which would be of use in the context of the "present maritime War." The preface also includes a discussion of French incursions into North America.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Le Ministre de Wakefield, Histoire Supposée Écrite par lui-même

      Chez Pissot [&] Chez Desaint. First edition in French.. Some scattered light foxing and staining; very good copy.. Cf. NCBEL II, 1197, which notes the earliest Paris edition as 1779; ESTC records eleven copies. 2 vols in 1, 12mo, recent calf spine and marbled boards (period style), gilt decorations and lettering. The first edition in French of Goldsmith's popular novel, published within a year of the first edition, and presumably printed in Paris. Upper corners of two leaves singed, not touching the text. Early ink signature scratched out and replaced on the title-page.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Essai sur l'Isle D'Otahiti, située dans la Mer du Sud ; et sur l'esprit et les moeurs des ses habitans.

      A Avignon ; Et se trouve A Paris, Chez Froullé, Librairie, 1779 - In-8° ; XXIV-125 pp., demi-cuir à coins bleu de Russie à grains longs, dos lisse orné, filets or, fleurons or, titre or, rel. pastiche, bel exemplaire. DU RIETZ, BIBLIOTECA POLYNESIA, 1271. ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. FIRST EDITION VERY SCARCE. GOOD COPY. "SOMETIMES ATTRIBUTED IN ERROR TO BOUGAINVILLE, THE OBSERVATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF TAIHITI IN THIS PAMPHLET BY TAITBOUT ARE NEVERTHELESS BASED ON TAHT FRENCH EXPLORER'S ACCOUNT, AS WELL AS ON THE ACCOUNT BY COOK" (HILL, 1666). Édition originale de cette monographie intéressante et rare, faite d'après les témoignages des grands voyageurs: Cook, Bougainville, Bank et Soland, etc. « D'après Barbier, cet ouvrage qui a été faussement attribué à Bougainville serait de Taitbout, mais pas de E. Taitbout de Marigny auquel il est parfois attribué. L'auteur, en disciple fervent de Montesquieu, s'empare des observations rapportées par les découvreurs de Tahiti, Cook et Bougainville, observations qu'il résume de manière impersonnelle, pour étudier la véritable nature de l'homme et rechercher quels enseignements on peut en tirer pour 'opérer la révolution générale et tant désirée'. La vie des indigènes reflète les conditions de leur milieu. Leur régime ne saurait subsister et l'arrivée des Européens leur sera fatale » (O'Reilly, Tahiti, 9291) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Voyages dans les Alpes, précédés d&#39;un essai sur l&#39;histoire naturelle des environs de Geneve. Vols. I-II (of 4) only

      Neuchatel: Samuel Fauche, 1779. First edition. <p>Saussure, Horace Bénédict de (1740-99). Voyages dans les Alpes, précédés d&#39;un essai sur l&#39;histoire naturelle des environs de Geneve. Vols. I-II (of 4) only. 4to. [4], xxxvi, 540, [2]; [4], xiv, 641, [3]pp. 14 engraved plates. Neuchatel: Samuel Fauche, 1779 [Vol. I]; Geneva: Barde, Manget, 1786 [Vol. II]. 250 x 192 mm. 19th century quarter calf gilt, marbled boards, green vellum corners, a little worn, extreme tip of lower corner of Vol. II front cover broken off. Very good copy.</p><p>First Edition of the first two volumes of de Saussure&#39;s Voyages dans les Alpes, containing his account of the natural history of Geneva and its environs along with the record of his explorations in the area of Mont Blanc (the third and fourth volumes were not published until 1796, a decade after the appearance of Vol. II). De Saussure has been called the father of alpinism; between 1774 and 1787 he performed extensive geological investigations of the Alpine region, which he saw as holding the key to a true theory of the earth.</p><p> "As Saussure originally conceived of the structure of the Alps, the primitive and central chain of the mountains consists of vertical strata, while the marginal or secondary mountains adjacent to the primitive mountains consist of steeply inclined beds. These progressively approach the horizontal as they reach the margins of the chain . . . After some thirteen years of accurate observations and thinking, and particularly after having studied the St. Gotthard area, Saussure concluded that the dislocation, distortion, and even overturning of the alpine rocks had been caused by processes of horizontal compression, as well as by uplifting by internal explosions. He thus came close to an accurate understanding of the structure of the Alps" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). </p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan : Including an account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands? performed in the Tartar galley, belonging to the honourable East India Company?

      G. Scott, London 1779 - Quarto, with a portrait and a splendid series of 32 plates and maps, most of them folding or double-page; a large copy with good margins (a couple of plates just touched by binder at extreme edges nonetheless, as often); some occasional light browning but a very handsome copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked to style preserving original spine label. Significant English voyage to New Guinea. First edition: a handsome copy of this classic account of experiences in New Guinea and the East Indies. Forrest was involved in the 1770 settlement of Balambangan, a colonising project based on recommendations by Alexander Dalrymple; from 1774 he was in the service of the East India Company, who wanted to extend their sources of trade in the direction of New Guinea. Along with two English officers and a crew of eighteen Malays Forrest pushed the exploration as far as Geelvink Bay in New Guinea. Here he gives the details of his 'journey of exploration from 1774-1776, on behalf of the East India Company, to western New Guinea (now the Indonesian province of West Papua). The Company traveled in search of spices beyond the Molucca Islands, which were then claimed by the Dutch. Forrest's travels took him from the north coast of Borneo, through the Moluccas, to New Guinea, and then to Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippines. His detailed observations lack the moral judgments found in so many other European accounts of the time?' (Cornell University, Treasures of the Asia Collections - online resource). The numerous maps and coastal profiles published here show the detailed observations that Forrest was making on this voyage 'of examination and inquiry rather than of discovery' (Hill). There is some discussion, in the Introduction and elsewhere, of the voyages of Schouten and Le Maire, Dampier and Tasman. A wonderfully purple dedication on the first of the topographical views is worth quoting in full: 'In Testimony of Esteem & Regard to Joseph Banks Esq; President of the Royal Society, Who thirsting after Knowledge, left the Enjoyment of Opulence and Ease, to sail round the World'. This fine copy of the book has the bookplate of George Leaton of Hoppyland Park (the location of a great 19th century adultery scandal). It later belonged to the Australian collector Sir Rupert Clarke and has his bookplate and ink ownership stamps. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Delle opere di Giuseppe Flavio dall&#146;original testo greco nuovamente tradotte in lingua italiana e illustrate con note dall&#146;abate Francesco Angiolini Piacentino.

      In Verona. Per gli eredi di Marco Moroni 1779 - 4 volumi in-4° (285 x 205 mm). Legatura in cartoncino giallo d&#146;attesa, titoli manoscritti ai dorsi. Splendido esemplare in barbe molto fresco. Marca calcografica nei frontespizi; capilettera ornati; caratteri ebraici e greci nelle note. I: pp. XVI, 477, (1); II: pp. 463, (1), un errore nella paginazione del fascicolo Lll; III: pp. 391, (1), 68, (2); IV: pp. 417 (ma 517, errore nella prima cifra della pagina), (1), il fascicolo Eee è doppio. Traduzione italiana dell&#146;opera storica di Giuseppe Flavio: «Lavoro fatto dall&#146;Angiolini con esattezza, con purezza di favella e con eleganza non affrettata. Pregevoli sono anche le Note che lo accompagnano e che, mentre illustrano l&#146;originale, mostrano la molta dottrina dell&#146;Angiolini anche nelle lingue orientali» (Gamba, Serie, 2270, che ne ricorda le successive ristampe fino all&#146;inserimento nella collana degli storici greci di Sonzogno). Nei primi due volumi sono contenuti sedici libri delle Antichità giudaiche; nel terzo gli ultimi quattro libri delle Antichità, la vita dell&#146;autore scritta da lui stesso, i due libri Contro Apione in risposta al grammatico alessandrino che aveva scritto contro gli ebrei, e il libro unico dei Maccabei; nel quarto il De bello judaico. L&#146;opera di Giuseppe Flavio, storico ebreo che scrisse in greco, è considerata la fonte primaria per la conoscenza della Giudea del primo secolo. Nelle Antichità giudaiche si trova la testimonianza, secondo alcuni studiosi frutto d&#146;interpolazione, della predicazione, della vita e morte di Gesù. Anche per questo l&#146;interesse verso la sua opera fu costante nei secoli: Petrarca studiò e postillò il codice in suo possesso con la versione latina delle Antiquitates iudaicae e del Contra Apionem (il cod. Parigino lat. 5054 della Bibliothèque Nationale di Parigi). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Linea d'acqua]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        FRAGMENTARY AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN ADAMS TO EDME JACQUES GENET, REGARDING FORGED CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS].

      [Passy. Jan. 4, 1779]. - 2pp. plus integral blank. Octavo, on a folded quarto sheet. Burnt at top margin, with loss of several words in upper left corner of first page. Corner loss repaired with later paper. Washed and silked. Fair. Fragment of a letter written and signed by John Adams, in which he responds to a forged document published in one of Genet's newspapers. The false report was published in the AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMERIQUE, for Adams writes, "[The resolve] of Congress of the 10 October [that] you have inserted in your no. 62 is another forgery." Adams goes on to enumerate the reasons why the report is a patent falsehood: "1. Congress are not so much allarmed [sic]. They know the Ennemy [sic] have not the power, tho they very well know they have the will to do the mischief. 2. Congress would never recommend the building of such hutts [sic]. There are houses enough in the country to receive the inhabitants of the towns, even in case of such extremity. 3. Congress would never recommend the burning the houses of Tories. They would sooner banish or harry them and confiscate their houses to carry on the war." The spurious resolve stated that the British were planning to annihilate American towns; it directed Americans living in targeted areas to build huts at thirty miles distance, and if attacked, they were to destroy all Tory property. In the next issue of AFFAIRES, Genet offers an apology. It is likely had had taken his intelligence from an English newspaper that cited James Rivington's ROYAL GAZETTE, a notorious Loyalist journal published in New York City. Adams concludes by remarking: "[A simple glance is sufficient] to any man who knows [the country] and the Congress to perceive Marks of the Beast, in such ridiculous fictions. Yet they impose of British mobs, Minister and Members of Parliament." While Adams's usage of "impose of" is obscure here, he meant to infer that there was a concerted effort to broadcast false rumors among the British people regarding Congress's policy on the conduct of the war. To counteract these false reports, Adams himself became a mastermind of media intelligence in order to raise European sympathy and understanding of the American cause. He often had Genet publish accounts which profiled American valor and courage in the face of adversity.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Betrachtungen über die vornehmsten Wahrheiten der Religion an Se. Durchlaucht den Erbprinzen von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, 2 Theile (in 3 Bänden).

      Braunschweig, Verlag der Fürstl. Waisenhaus-Buchhandlung, 1776 &#150; 1779. - Der evangelische Theologe Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Jerusalem (1709 &#150; 1789) hatte von 1742 an das Amt eines Hofpredigers am Braunschweigischen Hof und Erziehers des Erbprinzen Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand inne. 1752 wurde er zum Abt von Riddagshausen berufen. Die &#132;Betrachtungen" können als theologisches Hauptwerk Jerusalems gelten. Traurige Berühmtheit erlangte Jerusalems Sohn Karl Wilhelm, dessen tragisches Schicksal &#150; er nahm sich 1772 das Leben &#150; Goethe zu den &#132;Die Leiden des jungen Werthers" inspirierte. de 2000 Die Bände allenfalls leicht berieben, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Bei Bd. 1 Vorsatzblatt ober mit kleinem Abriß, letztes Textblatt dieses Bandes ebenfalls mit kleinem Eckabriß (ohne Textverlust). Sonst auch innen sehr gutes Exemplar; Seiten sauber und überwiegend fleckenfrei (allenfalls wenige Seiten etwas randfleckig), kaum gebräunt. In toto schönes Exemplar dieser bibliophilen Ganzleder-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). 8 Bl., 448, XVI, 86, 849 S. Vollständiges Werk in zwei Teilen (gebunden in 3 Bänden). Braune Original-Ganzlederbände auf fünf echten Bünden, mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf beigem und dunkelbraunem Rückenschild; illustrierte, farbige Vorsätze. Die Bände 1 und 2.1. mit Titelkupfer, Bd. 2.2 mit Titelvignette

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Memoire sur la decouverte du magnetisme animal. Bound with works by d'Eslon and Roussel de Vauzesme

      Didot, Geneva & Paris 1779 - Mesmerism Mesmer, Franz Anton (1734-1815). (1) Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal. 8vo. [2], vi, 85, [3]pp. Geneva & Paris: Didot, 1779. Bound with: (2) Eslon, Charles d' (1750-1786). Observations sur le magnétisme animal. 8vo. [4], 151pp. London & Paris: Didot [etc.], 1780. Together 2 works. 167 x 105 mm. Bound with a third unrelated work in 18th century quarter sheep gilt, boards, top of spine expertly repaired. Fine.(1) First Edition. The manifesto of animal magnetism. On the eve of the French Revolution, Mesmer captured the imagination of the Parisian public with his remarkable ability to effect cures by throwing his patients into "mesmeric" trances. As much a social movement as a medical practice, mesmerism spread quickly throughout Europe and America, and became such a mania in pre-Revolutionary France that between 1779 and 1789 more literature was generated on mesmerism than on any other single topic. At first Mesmer used actual magnets to perform his cures but later dispensed with these on the ground that nearly all substances could be magnetized by touch. He employed either direct contact between physician and patient, or contact via the "baquet," a tub-like apparatus which could be charged with the universal fluid like a Leyden jar. Mesmer always insisted on the physical nature of his cures, which he initially ascribed to magnetic forces or electricity; later he devised the theory of a "universal fluid" acting on the nervous system, which was susceptible to this fluid on account of its inherent property of "animal magnetism." Mesmer's discovery of what would later be called hypnosis led to the large-scale investigation of psychological phenomena, and is thus an ancestor of psychopathology and psychotherapy. Crabtree 10. Garrison-Morton 4992.1. Printing and the Mind of Man 225. Norman M4.(2) First Edition. The present work is Eslon's major treatise on magnetism, describing his first encounter with animal magnetism and how he became convinced of its efficacy. It also gives the details of eighteen cases treated by Mesmer under Eslon's observation, one of the patients being Eslon himself. Eslon, a docteur régent of the Faculté de Médecine, was the first important Parisian convert to mesmerism. His outspoken support and practice of Mesmer's techniques caused dissention within the Faculté and so antagonized its conservative majority that he was eventually expelled. Eslon later broke with Mesmer and set up a rival mesmeric treatment center in Paris, where he practiced his own version of animal magnetism. When the royal commission to investigate mesmerism was formed, it was Eslon's practice and theory of animal magnetism that the commission examined, much to the displeasure of orthodox mesmerists. Crabtree 12. Norman M77 (citing 1781 ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Heuentdeckte Heimlichkeiten der Frauenzimmer und der Erzeugung der Menschen von L.C. de Hellwig.,

      o.O. o.V., 1779 - 108 S. NaV. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 Kl.-8° Pappband der Zeit ( an den Kanten beireben) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LES QUATRE HEURES DE LA TOILETTE DES DAMES, POEME EROTIQUE EN QUATRE CHANTS.

      Jean-Francois Bastien, Paris 1779 - [xvi], 84p. Illustrated with engraved title frontispiece, vignette, 4 plates, and 4 tailpieces by Leclerc. Newly rebound in quarter dark green morocco with marbled sides, original spine label retained Fine engravings, the rare first edition Minor foxing to title, one page repaired, else near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Joseph Andrews och hans wän Abrahams Adams händelser, författade af herr Fjelding. Öfwersättning. I-II.

      1779 - Stockholm, Wennberg och compagnie, 1779. 12:o. (4),288 pp. & 5 engraved plates + (4),292,(4) pp. & 7 engraved plates. Rather worn contemporary half calf with raised bands, sparingly gilt spine and brown title label. Corners of boards nicked and leather worn away at the lower corner of the front board. Spine with some superficial cracks. Slightly stained throughout. A spot in the lower margin on pp. 3-4. Small tear in the outer margin of the plate bound at p. 217, outside of the picture. Part II has a few dampstains in the outer margin on pp. 207-10 and in the text on pp. 217-18. Part I with erroneous pagination. The last unpaginated pages in part II are book advertisments from the publisher, J. C. Holmberg. First Swedish translation of "Joseph Andrews". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Théorie de l'art des jardins

      Leipzig, Chez les héritiers de M.G. Weidmann et Reich, 1779 - 5 tomes en 3 volumes in-4, XVI-264-IV-240pp.-(2); IV-240pp., IV-287-(3); IV-294pp-(2); VIII-432pp. (12: index et errata). Demi-basane, dos à nerfs ornés, reliures modernes sur brochure. Exemplaire grand de marges(27cm./22 dimensions intérieures). Ouvrage illustré de 5 vignettes, 236 gravures, dont 7 hors texte avec une planche dépliante. Nombreuses rousseurs et papier jauni, mais exemplaire unique ayant appartenu à un décorateur de jardins: il contient énormément de notes critiques modernes dans les marges et est illustré de nombreux dessins au crayon, certains formant un écran de verdure autour du bâtiment figurant dans la planche. Edition originale française parue la même année que l'allemande. Christian Hirschfeld (1742-1792) aborde tous les aspects de l'art du jardin (arbres, ponts grottes, batisses.) Interesting copy for the numerous annotations , corrections and drawings due to a modern handwriting.Wide margined copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Rita De Maere]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Map of South America containing Tierra-Firma, Guayana, New Granada, Amazonia, Brasil, Peru, Paraguay, Chaco, Tucuman, Chili and Patagonia.

      Robert Sayer, London 1779 - A decorative large scale map of South America published in two separate sheets. There is an inset map of the Falkland Islands in the upper right, a decorative cartouche is on the lower right. Along the lower left is text describing the various countries and a summary of their trade relations., Size : 1000x1175 (mm), 39.375x46.25 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Dialogues of the Dead with the Living

      London: Printed for N. Conant and H. Payne, 1779. IN VERY GOOD ++ CONDITION. [2], ii, [2], 227, [1] pp, (page 57 incorrectly numbered 55), bound in mid-19th century polished calf with gilt borders, inner dentelles, raised bands on gilt decorated spine, leather spine label, marbled page edges all around, marbled endpapers, binding and hinges tight. Fictional exchanges between Lord Herbert and Mr. Hume, Shakespeare and Mr. Garrick, Mr. Addison and Dr. Johnson, along with others. Occasional light foxing, covers lightly marked, light sunning to back cover, ownership in ink on ffp, lacks half-title page. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The general state of medical and chirurgical practice exhibited. . . .

      Almon., London 1779 - Graham, James (1745-94). The general state of medical and chirurgical practice, exhibited. . . . 12mo. 248pp. London: Printed and sold by Mr. Almon . . . ,1779. 167 x 101 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards. Minor browning & foxing, a few stains, library stamps and markings on title and a few other leaves. Very good copy. "Sixth edition," so styled. OCLC cites a fourth edition of 1778, and a 1776 pamphlet of 22 pages entitled A Short Inquiry into the Present State of Medical Practice, which may represent an earlier edition. OCLC also cites two other 1779 "sixth editions" with different paginations (x, 71, [1]pp.; 71, [1], 37, [1]pp.) and imprint reading "Printed and sold by all the principal booksellers in Great Britain." The present edition includes a section entitled "A sketch: Or, short description of Dr. Graham's medical apparatus, &c., erected about the beginning of the year 1780. . . ," indicating that this edition may have been published later than its imprint date. Graham, one of the most notorious British quacks, studied medicine at Edinburgh but never qualified as a physician. He spent some time in America during his twenties, including two years in Philadelphia where he learned of Franklin's electrical experiments. He began touting electricity as a cure-all, particularly for sexual ailments, and upon his return to London in 1775 began to practice "electric medicine," quickly attracting a rich and fashionable clientele. In 1779 Graham opened his celebrated "Temple of Health," where clients willing to pay the two-guinea entrance fee "could wander through ornately furnished rooms, breathe in the perfumed air, listen to music or hear Graham delivering lectures on health, buy medicines, inspect the 'medico-electrical apparatus,' or watch scantily-clad young women pose among the statues" (museumofhoaxes). One of these young women was Emma Lyon, destined to achieve a notoriety of her own as Emma Hamilton, wife of Sir William Hamilton and lover of the British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson. The highlight of the Temple of Health was Graham's electrified "Celestial Bed," where for an additional fifty pounds couples suffering from impotence or sterility could have their sexual and reproductive powers restored. "The bed was twelve feet long by nine wide and could be tilted so that it lay at various angles. The mattress was filled with 'sweet new wheat or oat straw, mingled with balm, rose leaves, and lavender flowers,' as well as hair from the tails of fine English stallions" (museumofhoaxes). Gartrell 213. Wellcome III, 144. Darnton, Mesmerism, pp. 15, 36. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Nouveau dictionnaire historique : ou, Histoire abregee de tous les hommes qui se sont fait un nom ., avec des tables chronologiques . / par une societe de gens-de-lettres [complete in 6 volumes]

      Caen :, Paris :, Rouen : chez G. Le Roy, chez Le Jay, chez P. Machuel 1779 - Physical description: 6 v. ; 20 cm. Subjects: History -- Dictionaries -- 18th century -- Reference works -- Biography -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Each vol. has a separate t.p., with t.p. ornament. Main text in double columns. Head- and tail-pieces. Language: French. Good copies bound in full tree-lined calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with raised bands and gilt-decorated spine compartments. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and worn as with age. Surface wear and scuffs to spine cover and panels. Marbled endpapers. Volume 1 lacks ffep and half-title page. This unique and collectible set remains particularly well-preserved for its age. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 3 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Plan de la ville et du Port de Louisbourg Leve en 1756.

      Departement de la Marine, Paris 1779 - Size : 445x605 (mm), 17.5x23.75 (Inches), Hand Colored

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
 43.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Calcul des rentes viagères.contenant la théorie complette de ces sortes de rentes.

      Paris, chez Cellot & Jombert 1779 - Two parts in one volume in 4to; pp. 1 blank, VIII, 44, 58, (2), 19 partly folding tables; early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, covers and coins with gilt borders, raised bands, spine richly gilt in compartments with gilt lettering-piece, small restoration to top of spine, marbled endpapers and edges, inside absolutely clean and crisp, wide margins, a very good and very attractive copy. First edition, rare. Early and important treatise on the calculation of life annuities with mathematical formulae and practical examples. INED 4040 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
 44.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.