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        Del re di Spagna. Del re di Portogallo.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm. A rare miniature showing two maps, one of the Canaries and one of the Cape Verde Islands 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.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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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' precipitate withdrawal from Cook's second voyage. Von Troil'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's Tour of Scotland) which was later included in the English translation of von Troil'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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        Briefe im Jahr 1772 nach Island angestellte Reise betreffen

      Magnus Swederus, Upsala & Leipzig 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' precipitate withdrawal from Cook's second voyage. Von Troil'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's Tour of Scotland) which was later included in the English translation of von Troil'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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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'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 'has hitherto been regarded as the first edition… a closer investigation would no doubt settle the question finally'. 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): 'George Forster'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'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'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…'.

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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'Isle d'Otahiti , située dans la Mer du Sud, et sur l'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. '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).

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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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        VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES, précédés d'un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Geneve. Vols. I - II (of 4).

      Neuchatel, Samuel Fauche, Imprimeur et Libraire du Roi, 1779.Volumes I and II only of 4, SIGNED BY L. R. WAGER. (British geologist, explorer and mountaineer). FIRST EDITIONS 1779 AND 1786, (Volumes III and IV not published until 1796), Volume II published in Geneva by Barde and Manget 1786. French text, 4to, approximately 260 x 195 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, vignette to both title pages the first drawn by Carl Hachert, Volume I: folding map of the Lake of Geneva and the surrounding mountains, 8 folding plates, VI and VII on the same sheet, engraved headpiece of Geneva to page 1, another of an alpinist to the first page of Part II (355), pages: (4), 540, (1) - Directions to the Binder; Volume II: large folding map of the Alps nearest to Mont Blanc, engraved headpiece of mountains to page 1, 5 folding plates and 1 single plate, a table inserted between pages 576 and 577, and 588 and 589, pages: (4), xvi, (1) - 641, (1 - 2) - including Directions to Binder. Bound in full calf, rebacked, gilt spines, gilt lettered contrasting labels. Corners slightly worn with boards just showing at tips, slight shelf wear to edges, small armorial bookplate of Rowland Burdon on front pastedown, signature in ink of L. R. Wager on front endpaper, occasional small pale mark or sport to margins, otherwise contents clean, tiny closed tear to inner edge of folding map in Volume II, a couple of pages faintly browned, small piece missing from 2 lower corners (paper flaw, no loss of print), tiny closed tear to edge of 1 page of table in Volume II, small closed tear to lower corner of page 512 (Volume II) with old paper repair. A good complete copy of the first 2 volumes in the set of 4, the last 2 being published 10 years after Volume II. The book belonged also to L. R. WAGER, A MODERN GEOLOGIST WITH HIS INK SIGNATURE ON THE FIRST FREE ENDPAPER OF EACH VOLUME WITH THE DATE 1946. Lawrence Rickard Wager, commonly known as Bill Wager, (5 February 1904 ? 20 November 1965) was a British geologist, explorer and mountaineer, described as "one of the finest geological thinkers of his generation" and best remembered for his work on the Skaergaard intrusion in Greenland, and for his attempt on Mount Everest in 1933. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        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. Aus dem Rußischen übersetzt von C. H. Hase

      Danzig, J. H. Flörke 1779.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 4 gefalteten Stammbäumen und 4 gefalteten Stammtafeln. LVIII, 1132 S., 72 Bll. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. 20,5 x 12,5 cm. Ersch 7758; Lanckoronska-Oehler II, 37. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Rücken berieben, ein Gelenk oben etwas bestoßen.

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        The Modern Universal British Traveller.England, Wales, Scotland and The Neighbouring Islands.

      London, Cooke. 1779 - Bound in 2 volumes folio elegantly bound in contemporary half calf, gilt, marbled sides, red and green labels, joints cracking. Complete with 107 copper-engraved maps and plates (2 folding maps, 4 historical scenes, the remainder full-page plates of views of landsapes with houses, city and town views.) Volume 1 (maps and about half of the work) internally in fine condition, Volume 2 (the final half of the work) damp damage to top cover, light waterstain to lower corner throughout, some offset from text onto plates. Frequently found incomplete and trimmed, this copy is generously margined. A remarkable survey with scarce views of locations not often illustrated at this time. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CRONICAS DE LOS REYES DE CASTILLA DON PEDRO, DON ENRIQUE II, DON JUAN I,DON ENRIQUE III (2 TOMOS). Tomo I: Que comprende la crónica del rey / Tomo II: Que contiene las de Don Enrique II. D. Juan I. y D. Enrique II

      - En la Imprenta de Don Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1779-1780. Encuadernados en holandesa algo rozada con tejuelo, interior en muy buen estado. Incluye grabados originales del rey D. Pedro, Don Enrique Segundo y Don Juan el Primero. (XXVIII+)664 + (LII+)612 pp., 24,5x18 cm. .- ¡ATENCIÓN!: AUNQUE EL PRECIO FINAL NO LO INDIQUE, EL CONTRA-REEMBOLSO INCREMENTA LOS GASTOS DE ENVÍO EN 6 EUROS

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        THE EXAMINATION OF JOSEPH GALLOWAY, Esq; Late Speaker of the House of Assembly of Pennsylvania. Before the House of Commons, in a committee on the American Papers. With Explanatory Notes.

      London, J. Wilkie, 1779.FIRST EDITION, 1779, 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 4¾ inches, pages: [2], 1 - 85, bound in half morocco over marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, gilt lettering to spine with gilt motif and rules at head and tail, marbled endpapers. Tail of spine very slightly chipped, upper hinge cracked but holding firmly, gilt lettering on spine slightly worn, corners slightly rubbed, title page lightly foxed, originally published as a pamphlet with stab holes showing in inner margins. A very good copy of the first edition. Reprinted the following year in London, there was no American edition until 1855. Joseph Galloway (1731?1803) was a prominent loyalist during the American Revolution. He was born at West River, Maryland and moved with his father to Pennsylvania in 1740, where he received a liberal schooling. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice in Philadelphia. Galloway was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1757 - 1775 and served as Speaker of the House from 1766 - 1774. He was a member of the Continental Congress in 1774, where he proposed a compromise plan for Union with Great Britain which would provide the colonies with their own parliament subject to the crown. He signed the nonimportation agreement, but was opposed to independence of the thirteen colonies and remained loyal to the King. In December of 1776, Galloway joined the British General Howe and accompanied him on his capture of Philadelphia. During the British occupation, he was appointed Superintendent of Police, and headed the civil government. When the British withdrew, he went with them, and, in 1778, he moved to England. That same year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly convicted him of high treason and confiscated his estates. In 1779 he was examined before the House of Commons on the conduct of the war in America, and made accusations against the British commander, claiming that the failure of the British was because of General Howe's incompetence. See A Dictionary of Books Relating to America by Joseph Sabin, Volume 1, Galloway, column 136, 26427. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        ENSAYO SOBRE EL BLANQUEO DE LOS LIENZOS SEGUN SE PRACTICA EN IRLANDA,ESCOCIA Y HOLANDA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1779. 3h+360Pag. 22x16. Ensayo sobre el blanqueo de los lienzos, segun su practica en irlanda, escocia y Holanda. Varios metodos de conocer las aguas gordas y de endulzarlas ya para el uso de la vida o ya para otros fines. Traduccion del ingles por Miguel Geronimo Suarez. Raro ejemplar. Ref-9.1 Biblioteca A.

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        La Scozia Settentrionale Divisa Nelle sue Contee Particolari; La Scozia Meridionale.

      1779 - Venice 1779. Original colour. Two sheets ea c. 325 x 420mm. Two maps, engraved by G. Pitteri. Each map has a a fine title cartouche, the South sheet depicting an angler.

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