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        Memorias Historicas Sobre la Marina Comercio y Artes de la Antigua

      1779. Capmany y de Montpalau, Antonio de [1742-1813], Editor. Memorias Historicas Sobre la Marina Comercio y Artes de la Antigua Ciudad de Barcelona. Publicadas por Disposicion y a Expensas de la Real Junta y Consulado de Comercio de la Misma Ciudad. Madrid: En la Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha, 1779-1791. Four volumes in five books. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, moderate scuffing to boards, small early private-library location labels to spines, owner bookplates to half-titles, chip to head of spine of Volume V, a few partial cracks to text block. Handsome copperplate vignettes to title page and first page of main text of each volume, copperplate decorated initials. Some toning to endleaves, interiors otherwise fresh. * Only edition. This is a collection of documents from the municipal archives of Barcelona relating to the city's commercial history. Most relate to maritime affairs and are legal in nature, such as the laws enacted by Ferdinand and Isabella for the promotion of trade and navigation. The notably handsome vignettes in this set represent maritime activity and the grandeur of the Spanish Crown. Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 11777.

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        Description de l'Arabie, d'après les Observations et Recherches faites dans le Pays Même.

      Nouvelle Édition, revue & corrigée. 2 vols. Paris 1779. Med 24 plancher, hvoraf en del er udfoldelige, 1 tabel samt 1 stort udfoldeligt kort. (1) + 252 + 315 + (5) s. Indb. i ét samt. hellæderbd. With 24 plates, some folding, 1 table and 1 large folding map. Bound in one contp. full leatherbinding

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        The Letters of Guatimozin, on the Affairs of Ireland, as first published in the Freeman's Journal, and which Having Been Since Re-Printed in London, Have Gone Through Several Editions There; To which are added, the letters of Causidicus, that Accompanied the Essay of Guatimozin in Their First Appearance

      Printed by R. Marchbank and sold by Isaac Colles Dublin: Printed by R. Marchbank, and sold by Isaac Colles. 1779. Octavo. [4], 82pp., with a half-title. Disbound and stitched. Small contemporary manuscript note: "By Frederick Jebb, M.D.," in neat ink on the title page, light toning, very good. A scarce pamphlet by Frederick Jebb as "Guatimozin," and with two letters by Sir Cecil Wray as "Causidicus." Scarce in the trade. Goldsmiths 11785; ESTC T112979. .

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      Imprimerie de François Mouecke 1779 In-folio (mm. 470x355), p. pergam. coeva, pp. 24, vignetta al frontesp., due belle grandi iniz. figur. e una testata, disegnate da Campiglia e inc. in rame. L'opera, dedicata a Pietro Leopoldo Granduca di Toscana, è illustrata da 19 pregevoli tavv. inc. in rame (una più volte ripieg.), di cui: 16 raffigurano singolarmente il celebre gruppo di statue del mito di Niobe esistenti nella Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze e 3 tavv. rappresentano i personaggi del mito in bassorilievo; le tavv. sono disegnate da Michele Maestri e finemente incise dal fiorentino Ferdinando Gregori. "Prima edizione" apparsa nello stesso anno in italiano e in francese. Cfr. Brunet,II,1156: "dissertation justement estimée" - Cicognara,3505. Risguardi e frontesp. con alone, 2 cc. con macchia al marg. bianco sup., lievi fiorit. al margine di alc. tavv. ma complessivam. esempl. ben conservato, su carta forte.

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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) only

      Neuchatel: Samuel Fauche, 1779. First edition. Saussure, Horace Bénédict de (1740-99). Voyages dans les Alpes, précédés d'un essai sur l'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.First Edition of the first two volumes of de Saussure'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. "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).

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        Ier Vue des ruines du Pont d'Auguste sur la Nera a Narni / IIer Vue des ruines du Pont d'Auguste sur la Nera a Narni.

      Naples, Chez L'Auteur Graveur du Roi avec du Privil?ge de S. M., fine XVIII secolo. Due incisioni in rame all'acquaforte, cm 43 x 57, 5 ca. (alla lastra). Sui dipinti di Ja. Ph. Hachert, che dipinse le vedute nel 1779 (come si evince da quando riportato in bs. a sn., in lastra). Belle vedute delle rovine del Ponte d'Augusto sul fiume Nera a Narni, animate con figure di pastori e animali in primo piano, sullo sfondo il paesaggio. Edizioni originali stampate su carta del '700. Piccole abrasioni sparse sull'inciso di entrambe le vedute; carta leggermente abrasa e una piccola gualcitura al margine inferiore destro della seconda veduta, dentro la lastra ma fuori dalla parte incisa.

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        Heroicæ fidei gynæceum, eller bibliska tros-hjeltinnor, så gamla, som nya testamentets.

      Förestälda i åtskilliga exegetiska och moraliska betraktelser. Öfwersatta ifrån tyskan af Johan Gagnern. Västerås, J. L. Horrn, 1779. 8:o. Front,(12),368,(4) s. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Häftad i samtida lätt solkigt gråpappomslag med handskriven ryggtitel. Ryggen med en spricka i bakre ytterfalsen. Gammal lagning i nedre hörnet på s. 17. Svagt bruntonad rand i yttre marginalen på s. 153-54 samt i texten på s. 282. Bra ex. med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. De fyra sista sidorna med en bokförteckning. Gravyren avbildar åtskilliga förebildliga kvinnogestalter ur bibeln. A. L. Müller var enligt titelbladet pastor i Taupadel, Rodigast och Jena

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        De aeris gravitate eivsqve flaterio specimen physicum cvi adiecta est in fine analysis machinae simplicis pnevmaticae in planiorem formam redactae

      Atthonem Bracalium Pistorii: Atthonem Bracalium. 1779. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], 49; title-page vignette, head- and tail- pieces, and 3 engraved folding plate; a fine copy in somewhat later decorative paper covered boards and sprinkled edges. Cari here presents a detailed description of the construction and operation of a pneumatic pump he designed and built. He describes the various uses of his pump in a series of six experiments performed before his students at the University of Pisa. The experiments are illustrated in the first folding plate, Cari's new pump in the remaining two. In the text, Cari also discusses the work of Boyle, Hauksbee, and s'Gravesande.

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        Lehrbegrif sämmtlicher oeconomischer und Cameralwissenschaften.

      (18) 311 S., (2) Taf.; (14) (313)-568 (8) 70 S., (2) Taf.; (10) 246; (20) 270; (18) 580; (16) 358; (8) 208; (1), 424 (richtig 224) (12) S. (1), 424 (richtig 224) (12) S., 8 in 4 Bdn., HLdr., berieben, tls. Kap. bestoßen · Humpert 801. - Das erste Titelblatt des ersten Bandes mit einer größeren Fehlstelle, die folgenden Seiten mit Einrissen, das erste Titelblatt des zweiten und dritten Bandes fehlt, das erste Titelblatt des vierten Bandes mit großer Fehlstelle und Brandspur, die jeweiligen zweiten Titelblätter sind vollständig vorhanden.

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        Memoire sur l'acier, dans lequel on traite des differentes qualites de ce metal, de la forge, du bon emploi et de la trempe... a paris, veuve desaint . nyon, 1779.

      Cm. 20, pp. viii, 214 (2). Con una bella tavola incisa in rame e più volte ripiegata fuori testo. Legatura di poco posteriore in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorso liscio con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica di quest'opera che si propone di rispondere ai quesiti della ""Sociéte des Arts de Genève"" riguardanti varietà, caratteristiche e tempratura dell'acciaio. L'autore è definito ""coutelier"" nel frontespizio ed è conosciuto per essere stato l'autore dell'opera: ""l'art du coutelier"" apparsa in Description des Arts et Métiers...

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        Account of a Comet.London: J. Nichols, 1781. First edition.

      First printing of the paper announcing the discovery of Uranus, the first new planet to be discovered in historic times - the discovery of which doubled the extent of the known solar system. (Dibner 13; Evans 22; Sparrow 98; Norman 1058).<br/><br/> "By 1779 Herschel had undertaken his first review of the heavens, in which he examined stars down to the fourth magnitude. In August of that year he began a second review, more systematic and extensive than the first, and concentrated ... on the discovery of double stars. On 13 March 1781, during this review, he encountered an object which his experienced eye could tell at a glance was not an ordinary star. Yet it was not one of the planets known since the dawn of history, and Herschel supposed it to be a comet. His 'Account of a Comet' [the offered paper] was read to the Bath Philosophical Society, to which he had been introduced following a chance encounter with William Watson; Watson also communicated the paper to the Royal Society. It is proof of the lead which Herschel had established between himself and other observers that he could recognize the unusual nature of the object at a glance, while they could identify it only by its slow movement relative to neighboring stars. Examination of its orbit by other astronomers showed that the object was actually a primary planet of the solar system; Herschel called it Georgium Sidus to honor George III, but it became known by the more conventional name of Uranus, proposed by J. E. Bode.<br/><br/> "The discovery of Uranus marked a turning point in Herschel's career. His scientific isolation had already been reduced by his membership in the Bath Philosophical Society and by the visits of Maskelyne and others. But now he was world-famous as the first recorded discoverer of a planet, even if not everyone would acknowledge the magnifications he claimed for his telescopes. He was awarded the Copley Medal of the Royal Society and elected to fellowship; in May 1782 he was received by the king, and on Watson's prompting he applied for and was granted a royal pension of £200 per annum. He was to live near Windsor Castle, and his only duty was to show the heavens to the royal family from time to time." (DSB). In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 71, part 1, pp 492-501 and 3 folding engraved plates for the Herschel paper, the complete volume offered here (pp viii, 24, 547, 3) bound in contemporary calf, old and fine re-backing (early 19th century), end papers renewed then, ex-libris of the Beafoy Library to front pastedown, edges and corners with some wear, some scattered spotting throughout, but in all a very good copy

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        Vüe des Tentes Turques, Prise du Point Q

      [Paris: Published by M. Delafosse, 1779]. Hand-coloured engraving. Tipped onto larger sheet of fine laid paper. Very good condtion. 11 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. 13 3/4 x 21 1/8 inches. A beautifully coloured print picturing one of the picturesque garden follies in the Parc Monceau, from Carmontelle's "Jardin de Monceau," a collection of plates depicting the innovative features and design of this famous Parisian park. Designed by Carmontelle for the Duc de Chartres (the future Duc d'Orléans) and erected between 1773 and 1778, the Parc Monceau was one of the first landscaped parks to be constructed in Paris. It was designed in the Anglo-Chinese style, which originated in England and reached the height of its popularity in France during the late eighteenth century. This style was characterized by immaculately manicured foliage and lawns and the particularly by the use of conventions such as fabriques or folies, small ornamental edifices replicating exotic structures like Graeco-Roman temples, Oriental pavilions, Turkish tents, and Egyptian pyramids, which were used to visually enhance the garden, elicit emotion, and evoke lyrical associations with foreign places and ancient cultures. Essentially self-taught, Louis de Carmontelle was an extremely versatile draughtsman, painter and engraver, whose rare engravings are highly prized today. His first entrée into fashionable French society was as a mathematics tutor to the children of the French nobility, and he later became a popular figure at the royal court, where he entertained courtiers and eminent visitors with his "proverbs" (witty observational verses), his novel "transparencies" (a precursor of the magic lantern in which panoramic views were projected through illuminated transparent paper), and the copious portraits he spontaneously executed upon request. In 1763, he was employed to tutor and entertain the son of the Duc d'Orléans, who several years later entrusted him with the design of the Parc Monceau, one of Carmontelle's greatest artistic achievements. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 3, p. 254-5.

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        La Dominique situÈe entre la Martinique et la Guadeloupe.

      Paris, 1779. Large engraved map with hand coloured outline showing villages, roads and fortifications. Very fine. 18½ x 24" Tooley MCC 11

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        Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale Tagliato su l'Equatore

      Venice:. 1779.. Very good. Map from Zatta's atlas "Atlante Novissimo". Depicts the Antarctic Hemisphere (south) to the equator and Capt. James Cook's route on his first voyage. New Zealand and the Australian East coast are featured in their entirety for the first time. 13 x 17" with large margins. Phillips, P.L. (Atlases) 650, v.1, no.8

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        Unterrich für die Officiers , die sich zu Feld=Ingenieurs bilden, oder doch den Feldzügen mit Nutzen beywohnen wollen, durch beyspiele aus dem letzten Kriege erläutert, und mit nöthigen Plans versehen. Dritte Auflage.

      Dresden und Leipzig, Joh. Nic. Gerlachs W. u. Sohn, 1779. 8vo. Fine cont. full motteld calf. Raised bands and richly gilt back. Paperlabel pasted on upper compartment. Engraved frontispiece. (54),479,(1) pp., 4 folded tables and 32 folded engraved plates. 2 stamps on titlepage, light occasional browning, but a fine copy.. Klaus Jordan Nr. 3773

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      Printed for W. Flexney Holborn London:: Printed for W. Flexney, Holborn,. 1779.. 16mo: [A]^4 B - Q^8 R^2. O2, O4 & R2 cancels. O2 & O4 cancels switched, such that the O gathering sequence now O1, O4, O3, O2, O5 - O8. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 2nd edition, revised and corrected. OCLC records only 2 institutional holdings. [1], vii, 243, [1] pp. Errata, p. 244.. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain.. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an. attractive Very Good Plus copy.. Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, ... who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. ... After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death. Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37011 & 37013. The price is for all 4 volumes.

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        Traité des Couleurs Matérielles, et de la maniere de colorer, relativement aux différens arts et métiers.

      12mo, pp. xii, 342, (4). Contemporary mottled sheep, flat spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, red edges, marbled endpapers. Bookplate carelessly removed from front endpaper, and a small hole in the leather on the upper cover, otherwise a nice copy.

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        Descrizione delle architetture, pitture e scolture di vicenza con alcune osservazioni... in vicenza, per francesco vendramini mosca, 1779.

      Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 19, pp. xxiv, 144 (2); 135 (3). Antiporta del primo volume incisa (Dall'Acqua), frontespizi con belle vignette centrali e 10 tavole ripiegate. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame su tavole fuori testo. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con fregi a secco, titoli e decorazioni in oro. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre guida artistica della città di Vicenza munita di un'esauriente apparato iconografico ad illustrare i principali monumenti. Cfr. Rumor e Melzi I, 286.

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        A Chart of Delawar[e] Bay with Soundings and Nautical Observations taken by Capt. Sir Andrew Snape Hammond of the Navy and others Composed and Published for The Use of Pilotage

      London: Published by J. F. W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', June 1st, 1779. Black and white copper engraving. Large repaired tear (12") from bottom edge, parallel to centerfold. 4" repaired split from bottom in centerfold. Thin, uneven margins. Plate size: 30 1/4 x 22 1/8 inches. This is a fantastic sea chart of the Delaware coast from the 'The Atlantic Neptune' which is universally recognized as one of the most magnificent atlases ever made. This superb sea chart, constructed for the use of the British Navy, shows the major part of the Delaware coast, from Rehobeth to Bombay Hook, as well as the opposing south New Jersey shore.'The Atlantic Neptune' was the first great marine atlas, and one of the great achievements of eighteenth century cartography. When publication in England began in 1774, it contained over 250 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts were intensely detailed and contained both hydrographical and topographical details. The Neptune was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F. W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the shoreline of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the St. Lawrence River regions. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas; his dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was so superior to any other contemporary atlas that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East coast for over 50 years. The Neptune remains one of the most important atlases ever printed, its views and maps chart as aspect of the history of North America and now allow us to glimpse this land drastically changed by the passage of time. Snyder, City of Independence, p. 271.

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        Joseph Andrews och hans wän Abrahams Adams händelser, författade af herr Fjelding.

      Öfwersättning. I-II. Sthlm, Wennberg och compagnie, 1779. 12:o. (4),288 s. & 5 grav. plr + (4),292,(4) s. & 7 grav. plr. Nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och brun titeletikett. Pärmhörnen stukade och skinnet på det främre nedre hörnet bortnött. Ryggen ytligt sprucken och boken ngt snedläst. Genomgående småfläckig. Fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 3-4. En liten reva i yttermarginalen på planschen vid s. 217, dock utanför plåtkanten. Del II med fuktfläckar i yttermarginalen på s. 207-10 och i texten på s. 217-18. Med Sture Munkes exlibris.. Sista opaginerade sidorna i del II med bokreklam från förläggaren J. C. Holmberg. Första svenska översättningen av "Joseph Andrews"

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        The Lives of the English Poets; and a Criticism on Their Works

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Williams…[et al.], 1779 First separate edition, preceding the London separate edition by two years. This pirated Dublin edition had a slightly different title from the London edition. It also has additional material by Thomas Gray, "A Long Story" and "Ode to Music." The Lives of the English Poets originally appeared as part of the sixty-eight volume set, lives and Works of the English Poets, 1779-81. Contemporary calf. Gilt floral-decorated spines with burgundy and brown morocco labels. Three volumes, octavo. Volume I expertly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down, some neat repairs to other hinges. Old ink signatures, some light worming at bottom corner of Volume 3, not affecting text, some light soiling at fore-edge. A very good, attractive set. In marbled board open-end slipcase.

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        Carta geografica della Toscana ricavata dal vero nella proposizione di 1 a 200.000.

      Incisione su rame mm. 1165x574. Si tratta dei soli primi 8 fogli montati su tela riguardanti la parte ovest del Granducato di Toscana. Nella parte nord sono indicate le quote in piedi francesi a sud troviamo inserite le piantine delle città Firenze, Pisa, Siena, Livorno e suoi sobborghi, Pistoia, Arezzo, Prato. Purtroppo solo la parte orientale della carta ma interessante per l'arcipelago toscano e nella parte interna fino al territorio pistoiese e all'Isola del Giglio. Una delle più scenografiche carte della Toscana, massima opera del Padre Scolopio Giovanni Inghirami (Volterra, 1779-Firenze, 1851).

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        Chronologen. Ein periodisches Werk

      Frankfurt, Felßecker 1779 - 1781.. Bde. 1/2, 7/8, 9/10 und 11 (von 12) in 4 Bänden. Pappbde. d. Zt., Bd. 11 abweichend gebunden.

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        Der flammende Stern. Oder die Gesellschaft der Freymäurer von allen Seiten betrachtet. Aus dem Französischen

      O.O. (Berlin), 1779.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. 2 Bll., 242 S.; 2 Bl., 236 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg.

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        Suite du recueil de planches sur le sciences, les arts liberaux, et les arts mechaniques... a livourne, 1779.

      In-folio (cm. 41), pp. (4) xxii. Con bella antiporta allegorica e 244 tavole fuori testo incise in rame (50 circa delle quali ripiegate e queste ultime contate per due). Leg. coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tracce d'uso alla legatura ed una gora con indebolimento della carta all'angolo basso destro del volume (che interessa il margine e non tocca la parte incisa).

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        Atti della Solenne Coronazione fatta in Campidoglio della Insigne Poetessa Maria Maddalena Morelli Fernandez pistojese tra gli Arcadi Corilla Olimpica

      Stamperia Reale (Parma: Stamperia Reale, 1779). Octavo. xii, 296pp. First edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the poetess crowned with a laurel wreath, eleven beautifully-engraved vignettes and twelve culs-de-lamp.This elegantly-printed volume was published in commemoration of the coronation of poet Maria Maddalena Morelli Fernandez with laurels on the Capitol in Rome in 1778, after enduring a three-day test of her poetic skill. She was crowned in the same ceremony that had honored Petrarch and the improvisatore Perfetti before her. Fernandez was widely renowned for her skill at poetic improvisation, and was named a member of the prestigious literary Academy of Arcadia in Rome. Upon joining the Academy, she adopted the name Corilla Olimpica. The text describes the events and includes a collection of sonnets, odes, and other poetic verses in tribute to "Corilla." Bound in stiff wrappers covered with blue, pink, and yellow marbled paper, with the title inscribed in ink on the spine. Covers show some wear to extremities, some loss to head and tail of spine, else fine.

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        Catalogus musei Caesarei Vindobonensis numorum veterum: distributus in partes II quarum prior monetam urbium, populorum, regum, altera Romanorum complectitur.

      Sumptibus Joannis Pauli Kraus, Vienna. 1779.. First Edition, folio, 2 vols., in one, [xxxvi],292,[14]+6 leaves of engraved plates; [iv],562,[2]pp.,+2 leaves of engraved plates, first three leaves a little creased, some light browning, nineteenth-century half calf, slightly rubbed and peeling.Joseph Eckhel (1737-98) was a celebrated Austrian numismatist who is considered one of the founding figures of modern classical numismatics and their classification.

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        Tables of Insurance on Ships and Merchandize, Shewing What Sum

      1779. Walters, Thomas. Tables of Insurance on Ships and Merchandize, Shewing What Sum Must be Insured, To Cover Any Value from One, To One Thousand Pounds, Either on Commission, Or One's Own Account, So as to Receive, In Case of a Loss (After All Deductions) the Whole Nett Interest. Calculated at Every Premium from Ten Shillings to Sixty Guineas per Cent. London: Printed by the Author, 1779. viii, 104 pp. 55 pp. of additional manuscript tables. Octavo (3-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked in period style with lettering piece and gilt fillets, corners and repaired. Light wear to extremities. Residue from small bookplate to front pastedown, bottom of title page excised with no loss to text. Early owner signature to verso of title page, early annotations to foot of each leaf. Light foxing in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. A handsome copy of a scarce item. * "Insurance on Ships and Merchandize, is an Expedient devised for securing to the Proprietors their Interest in case of a Loss; but Persons Insuring the Cost only, without including the Praemium, &c. paid for Insuring, will be Sufferers; and that in a greater proportion as Praemiums increase. To such therefore who wish to be fully covered when they Insure, this Book will be particularly useful; the Tables therein being constructed with Accuracy will facilitate the dispatch of Business, as they obviate the Errors and Loss of time in making troublesome calculations on every occasion and alteration of Praemiums...": Preface. OCLC locates 2 copies, KVK locates 3. Not in Goldsmiths.'

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        Försök til et svenskt rim-lexicon.

      Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1779. 8:o. (16),397,(3) s. Med grav. titelvinjett. Samtida ngt nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och infärgat svart titelfält. Stänkta snitt. Några små skador på bakre pärmens pärmpapper. Bitvis lite lagerfläckig. Titelbladet lite solkigt. Med Tore Söderströms exlibris. Bra ex.. The Hannås collection 422. Titelvinjetten signerad F. Akrel. Ett manuskript till en ny upplaga finns på Kungliga biblioteket. I ett nummer av "Hwad nytt? Hwad nytt?" från 1779 står att läsa: "Herr hofmarskalken och commendeuren baron Manderströms Swenska rim-lexicon är nu af trycket utkommet, men fås aldeles icke til köps, utan utlemnas blott til pränumeranterne. Et ömande straff för dem som däraf skulle åstunda blifwa ägare, men icke waret nog accurata eller kanske icke haft tilfälle at i rättan tid anmäla sig til pränumeration." Listan på prenumeranterna återfinns på den sista opaginerade sidan och består av 35 namn. Gjörwell är dock uppskriven för fem exemplar och Holmberg för 20

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        Opuscula physica et chemica, pleraque antea seorsim edita jam ab auctore collecta, revisa et aucta 1-6.

      Six volumes: [Vol 1]: Holmiæ, Upsaliæ & Aboæ, Magni Swederi, 1779. (6) + XVI + 411 + (1) p. + 2 folded engraved plates; [Vol 2]: Upsaliæ, Johan Edman, 1780. (4) + 290 p. + 2 folded engraved plates; [Vol 3]: Upsaliæ, Johan Edman, 1783. (6) + 490 (misprint: 290) + 3 folded engraved plates; [Vol 4]: Lipsiæ, Jo. Godofr. Mülleriana, 1787, (10) + 392 + (6) p.; [Vol 5]: Lipsiæ, Jo. Godofr. Mülleriana, 1788, (8) + 421 + (1) p. + 6 engraved plates; [Vol 6]: Lipsiæ, I. G. Mülleriana, 1790, (8) + 214 + Index (92) p. + 1 folded engraved plate with 2 figures. Contemporary half leather. Interior and plates in excellent condition. The bindings are not uniform, especially vol. 3 differ and is scratched on the boards

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        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

      London: Charles Elliot. Worn condition. Upper board detached and boards very rubbed and worn. Contents good. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1779. Reprint. Brown hardback half-leather cover over marbled boards. 530pp :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") .

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      Le Rouge, 1779. Engraved chart with insets of Courland and Man of War Bays with accompanying text. Slightly water stained at edges and couple of margin tears, overall very good. 62 x 47 cms.

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      London: for the author and sold by Mr. Murray, 1779 exhibiting a method not only entirely new, but much more general than any other which has hitherto appeared on the subject. Translated from the Latin of Lorgna, A.M. Professor of Mathematics in the Military College of Verona, with illustrative notes and observations. To which is added, an appendix; Containing all the most elegant and useful formulae which have been investigated for the Summing of the different Orders of Series; with various examples to each. Xiv, [xv]-xx subscriber&#146;s list, 1-221pp., (1)pp.errata, with 2 folding plates. Bound in contemporary marbled boards backed in calf, raised bands with all compartments plain; Mathematical Society, Spitalfields, label to front pastedown and with their stamp on title and last page, along with the Royal Astronomical Society stamp; inner hinges re-enforced, boards worn at corners, society name stamped in blind to both covers. A very good copy.. Quarto.

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        Eine kurze Eröffnung und Anweisung der dreyen Principien und Welten im Menschen, in unterschiedlichen Figuren vorgestellet. Nebst einer Anweisung, was der Streit Michaels und des Drachen, auch was das wahre Beten im Geist und Wahrheit sey. Neue Auflage

      Berlin und Leipzig, Ringmacher 1779.. Mit 5 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. Tit., VIII, 149 S. HLdr. d. Zt.

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        ANTIENT METAPHYSICS: or, the Science of Universals. With an Appendix, containing an examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton&#39;s philosophy

      Edinburgh, J. Balfour and Co.; London, T. Cadell, 1779.. Volumes I and 2 of 6 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS 1779 and 1782. 4to, 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&#39;s philosophy in the Appendix and Chapter XIX expresses some of the author&#39;s criticism of the Newtonian system. Volume II is subtitled "containing a further examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton&#39;s philosophy" and Book V is entitled Of the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton&#39;s Astronomy and consists of 146 pages in which the author finds fault with various aspects of Newton&#39;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&#39;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.

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        A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan;

      London: printed by G. Scott; and sold by J. Robson; J. Donaldson; G. Robinson [in London]; and J. Bell, Edinburgh,, 1779. including an Account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands &#133; performed in the Tartar Galley, belonging to the Honourable East India Company, During the Years 1774, 1775, and 1776 &#133; to which is added, a Vocabulary of the Magindano Tongue. Quarto, (300 × 233mm). Later half calf on marbled boards, red morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, slightly rubbed, upper joint repaired. With engraved portrait after Sherwin, large folding map and 30 engraved plates and plans, 23 of them folding, many featuring coastal profiles accompanied by detailed charts. Two plates rather heavily browned, some light browning else, short closed tear to the margin of the map, but internally a good, clean copy. First edition. For some time before entering the service of the East India Company Forrest had served in the Royal Navy, seeing action in 1757 under George Pocock against the French in the Bay of Bengal. The year 1762 found him in command of a company ship, "from which he seems to date his experience when, writing in 1782, he spoke of himself as having been more than twenty years in &#39;the country trade&#39;; and as having made fifteen voyages from Hindustan to the East, and four voyages from England to India" (ODNB). In 1770 he pioneered the settlement at Balembangan at the eastern tip of Borneo and from here set out in 1724 in a native prahu renamed the Tartar accompanied by two English officers and 18 Malays. "In this unlikely craft he pushed further east than any of his company predecessors, eventually reaching Geelvinks Bay on the north coast of New Guinea. There he found one of the few nutmeg forests not under the control of the Dutch. After exploring Gilolo Passage &#133; between New Guinea and the Moluccas, he sailed to Mindanao, where the Sultan gave him a free choice of locations for future British bases" (Howgego). On his return to Borneo he found that the Balembangan colony had been abandoned and so proceeded to the Malay Peninsula where, at Kedah, his two companions refused to proceed further bringing his odyssey to an end. "The voyage was one of examination and enquiry rather than of exploration, and the additions made to geographical knowledge were corrections of detail rather than startling discoveries, but the tact with which he conducted his intercourse with the natives, and the amount of work done in a small boat, deservedly won him credit as a navigator" (Hill).

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        Paul Jones shooting a Sailor who had attempted to strike his Colours in an Engagement. From the original picture by John Collet [sic], in the possession of Carrington Bowles

      London: printed for & sold by Carrington Bowles, 2 December 1779. Mezzotint with original hand-colouring, after the painting by John Collett. Plate mark: 13¾ x 9¾ inches. Sheet size: 15 1/8 x 11 3/8 inches. In excellent condition apart from some toning to the margins, and a four inch repaired tear to the upper blank margin. An extremely fine example of this excessively rare print, with beautiful original colouring, depicting the pivotal moment of one of the most famous naval engagements of the Revolutionary War The first of three versions of this British satirical war print, each with the same title. Captain John Paul Jones is shown "preventing" one of his men from striking the American flag and surrendering to the British, during the naval engagement between HMS Serapis and his U.S. fighting Ship Bonhomme Richard. Collett depicts an impassioned Jones, wearing a lavishly plumed hat and a bandana, four pistols stuck pirate-style in his belt, cutlass tucked under his left arm. The American naval captain wades through the wounded to shoot his chief gunner, Henry Gardner. It is probably based on an incident in which a shell-shocked American gunner shouted for quarter until Jones knocked him down with the butt a pistol. "Near midnight on Sept. 23, 1779, just off the coast of Flamborough Head, England, hundreds of British stood in awe, watching &#39;pirate Paul Jones&#39; destroy one of the finest ships in their fine Navy. The English viewed Jones as a criminal, equating his vicious attacks on British convoys with the fighting techniques of Blackbeard himself. On that clear warm autumn night, the shocked audience witnessed Jones in one of the most hard-fought battles of the Revolution. Meanwhile, the surviving seamen of the 42-gun Bonhomme Richard must have thought their commander, Capt. John Paul Jones, had gone insane. Separated by two feet, the double deck HMS Serapis, a well-made and brand new British escort ship, was shooting 18-pound cannon balls into the 14-year-old single deck Bonhomme Richard; cannon balls that from 200 yards could shoot through four feet of oak. Near the battle&#39;s end, half the crewmates on each ship were dead ... and both ships were on fire. Capt. Pearson, commander of Serapis assumed Bonhomme Richard would be the first to surrender. He asked Jones, &#39;Do you strike?&#39; According to battle expert Peter Reaveley, Jones screamed out, &#39;No! I&#39;ll sink, but I&#39;m damned if I&#39;ll strike!&#39; The following quotation is more famously noted as Jones&#39; retort: &#39;I have not yet begun to fight!&#39;. The battle established the Continental Navy as a powerful force and Capt. John Paul Jones as a hero" (Joanna Romansic, see online"NHC Joins Search for John Paul Jones&#39; Ship"). "Principally a caricaturist, John [&#39;the second Hogarth&#39;] Collett (British, ca.1725-1780) studied with the artist George Lambert and at the St. Martin&#39;s Lane Academy, London. He exhibited at the Free Society of Artists from 1761, his last exhibit occuring posthumously in 1783. His caricatures owe a great debt to Hogarth ... His work was widely reproduced as prints by many of the leading publishers of the day, John Boydell, Carington Bowles, and others ... A large inheritance allowed him to live in some style in Chelsea, London. Examples of his work may be seen in the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum" (Thomas Deans). Carrington Bowles flourished in late 18th-century London as a publisher of caricatures engraved in mezzotint. His regular practice was to commission a painting, have it engraved, then make prints of it for sale to the public under his own imprimatur. As with this image, Bowles&#39; prints are not usually signed by the engraver. This print is described as "excessively rare" in the 1904 auction catalogue of the Hampton L. Carson Collection of Engraved Portraits of American Naval Commanders, and it sold for the substantial sum of fifty dollars. Cf. Grolier The United Sattes Navy 1776 to 1815 269 (uncoloured issue); S.V. Henkels. Hampton L. Carson Collection of engraved portraits of American naval commanders... catalog and sale (Philadelphia, 1905), Lot 4297; Olds Bits and Pieces of American History 366; Shadwell American printmaking the fisrt 150 years 65; Smith American naval Broadsides 23.

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        Fables by the Late Mr. Gay. In One Volume Complete

      Newcastle: T. Saint, W. Charnley, and J. Whitfield, 1779. Octavo. 252pp. First Bewick edition. Contains 67 woodcuts illustrating the fables and thirty-three vignettes. The woodcuts are detailed and skillful, showing the level of technique that would earn Thomas Bewick his fame. John and Thomas Bewick were the leaders of the renaissance in the art of wood engraving at the end of the eighteenth century. Thomas Bewick was apprenticed in Newcastle until 1774 and had already won seven guineas from the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts in 1775 for the woodcut of "The Hound and the Huntsman," which is found on page 132. Nicely rebound in Cambridge-style full paneled calf. Housed in a brown cloth dropback box with morocco spine label and title in gilt. T.e.g.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF DR. JOHN DONNE, Dean of St. Paul&#39;s, London. In Three Volumes. With the Life of the Author

      Edinburgh: At the Apollo Press. Complete three volume set, bound in contemporary full leather. 1779. 1st edition. hb. 16mo, Containing 208 separate entries (i.e., poems, sonnets, satires, odes, epigrams, elegies, letters etc.). . The most complete collected edition of all of Donne&#39;s poetry to the date of it&#39;s publishing, these three volumes being published as volumes 23 to 25 of Bell&#39;s "The Poets of Great Britain". The "Life of Dr. Donne" is signed J.W., i.e., Izaak Walton. Each volume has an extra engraved titlepage, the imprint at the bottom of which reads: "Printed for John Bell, near Exeter Exchange, Strand, London, Sept. 24th, 1779." The engraved frontispiece of Donne, in volume I, is dated 1778, as is the engraved title page in volume II. The colophon at the end of volume I reads: "From the Apollo Press, for the Martins, July 29, 1779"; for volume II the same except the date is August 5, 1779, and the same for volume III, except the date is August 12, 1779. Pagination: volume I, pp. cvi, [107] - 165, [two blanks]; volume II, pp. [5], 6 - 168, [two blanks]; volume II, pp. [4], 5 - 192, [two blanks]. Early armorial bookplate of "Castehill" ("In Discrimine Salus") on inside front board of each volume. Volume I contains Walton&#39;s biography of Donne (written in 1640), and the satires and epithalamions; volume II contains the songs, sonnets, divine poems, and epigrams; volume III contains the elegies, funeral elegies, letters &c. Donne&#39;s poems were first collected and published by his son in 1633 (2nd edition in 1635), but did not contain all the material in this set. All volumes show shelf wear. The edges of the boards are rubbed, and the gilt lettering to the first two volumes is mostly absent. The hinges are tight, and the contents are clean, with bright pages and very little foxing. Altogether quite a good set. .

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        [Sable Island, Nova Scotia - A series of five views on a single plate] `A View of the East End of the Isle Sable, bearing S:2o W: distant 4 Miles, Naked Sand Hills appearing over the Land, Rams Head S:57o W: distant 17 miles&#39;; `The Eastern End of the Isle Sable, taken from the Southward.&#39;; A View taken from the South Side of the N:E: Barr, in 13 Fathoms of Water; the Body of the Isle Sable bearing W: distant 5 1/3 Miles.&#39;; `A View taken from the Ridge of the N:E: Barr, the Isle Sable bearing W:12oS: distant 16 1/2 Miles.&#39;; `A View of the North Shore of the Isle Sable, Rams Head appearing over the Land, and bearing W:S:W: 2 1/2 Miles distant&#39;

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in &#39;The Atlantic Neptune&#39;, 1 June, 1779. Etching with aquatint, printed in sepia with hand-colouring. 23 3/4 x 31 1/2 inches. Five very fine aquatint navigator views of Sable Island, from &#39;The Atlantic Neptune&#39;, the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies These fine scenes depict Sable Island from various perspectives, an island known both for its wild horses, and more ominously as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." From 1766 to 1768, Des Barres and his party spent two seasons surveying the waters around Sable Island. These views were intended as an aid to navigating the treacherous waters around the island. Sable Island is a 20 mile long crescent of sand, 111 miles south east of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The island is the last offshore remnant from the time when the sea levels were much lower. It is theorized that the vast mound of sand that forms the island was deposited there by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. The shifting nature of the shoals off the island, allied with treacherous sea currents have meant that, until the invention of modern navigational techniques, it was extremely hazardous to ships. Over 350 wrecks have been recorded since 1583, the most recent in July 1999. This view is the fourth and final state produced, and is identical to the Henry Stevens Collection, variant 74F, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Des Barres, of Swiss- Huguenot extraction, studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the future legendary explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast. He also managed to gain access to some surveys of the American South, Cuba and Jamaica. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on The Neptune. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. The Atlantic Neptune, the most celebrated sea atlas, contained the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres&#39;s synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (National Maritime Museum Catalogue). Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain&#39;s empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was charged with this Herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by three further volumes. Des Barres&#39;s monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and views, many being found in several states. Des Barres&#39;s charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, and in many cases remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Fredericks Wallet DesBarres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15; National Maritime Museum: Henry Stevens Collection: K0243 HNS 74F & Catalogue, no.62-66, p.383

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        Recueil de pièces de théâtre : Les templiers (1805).[Ensemble] Regulus (1765). [Ensemble] Irene (1779). [Ensemble] Un jeu de la fortune, ou les marionettes (1806). [Ensemble] Les artistes (1797). [Ensemble] Précis historique du procès et de la condamnation des Templiers (1805)

      Paris: 1/ Giguet et Michaud 2/ Sébastien Jorry 3/ S.n. 4/ Martinu, Chaigneau Aîné 5/ S.n. 6/ Debray, 1779. relié. In 8 (12,5x20cm). Nouvelle édition des Templier de Raynouard, illustré d&#39;un frontispice représentant le Grand Maître des Templiers. La grandeur cornélienne de la pièce, qui exalte la liberté et la vertu, lui vaut l&#39;appui de Napoléon, un triomphe au théâtre et en librairie, et son entrée à l&#39;Académie française en 1807 Edition originale de Regulus de Dorat, illustré d&#39;une figure, une vignette et un cul-de-lampe par Eisen, gravés par Longueil. Nouvelle édition de Irene de Voltaire, même année que l&#39;originale mais le fleuon de titre est différent, et la dernière pièce de l&#39;auteur, à 84 ans. Nouvelle édition d&#39;Un jeu de la fortune de Picard. Edition originale des Artistes de Collin d&#39;Harleville, contenant un envoi signé ainsi que la signature autographe de l&#39;auteur. Edition originale du Précis historique des Templiers. Pleine Basane marbrée d&#39;époque. Dos lisse orné de 3 fers et de roulettes. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Frottements. - 1/ Giguet et Michaud 2/ Sébastien Jorry 3/ S.n. 4/ Martinu, Chaigneau Aîné 5/ S.n. 6/ Debray, Paris _1765-1805, In 8 (12,5x20cm), 72pp. ; 82pp. ; 121pp. ; (4) iij, 126pp. ; 54pp., Un Vol. relié. - Un Vol. relié

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        A view of society and manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany : with anecdotes relating to some eminent characters - [complete in 2 volumes]

      London : printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1779. 2nd Edition, corrected. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT89923. Genre: Etiquette books - England - 18th century. Travel literature - England - 18th century. Subject: Character sketches - Manners and customs - Voyages and travels - Early works to 1800. Very good copies both finely bound in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and toned as with age.

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        Unterricht in der natürlichen Magie, oder zu allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken. 2 Teile in 1 Band

      Berlin und Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1779.. Mit 9 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. 1 Bl., IV, 68 S.; 416 S., 6 Bll. Marmorierter Pappband im Stil d. Zt., mit altem Rückenschild.

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      On Board the Bonhomme Richard at L&#39;Orient, France. June 14, 1779.. [1]p. manuscript letter on a folded folio sheet. Docketed on the fourth page and addressed in Jones&#39;s hand to "Captain M[atthew] Parke of the Marine troops." Sheet strengthened around the edges, closed tear mended in the second sheet. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. A very interesting manuscript letter, signed by Captain John Paul Jones as commander the American squadron off the coast of Europe, ordering Matthew Parke, a member of the Marine troops, to attend a court martial on board his ship, the Bonhomme Richard. Jones would gain everlasting fame and glory just a few weeks after he signed this letter, when he captured the HMS Serapis in the North Sea. In 1779 John Paul Jones took command of a 900-ton French East Indiaman, armed and renamed Bonhomme Richard as a compliment to his patron, Benjamin Franklin. The outfitting of the ship in the port of L&#39;Orient consumed several months, and it was not ready for sea until June. The ship&#39;s crew was originally formed of prisoners taken from English ships by the French. Evidently, a group of these prisoner-sailors conspired to capture the ship, and Jones ordered their court martial to take place on June 15 on board the Bonhomme Richard. The manuscript text, signed by Jones in his own hand at the end, reads: "By the Honble. John P. Jones Captain in the American Navy and Commander in Chief of the American Squadron now in Europe. Sir you are hereby required and directed to attend at a Court Martial to be held on board the Bon homme [sic] Richard tomorrow for the Trial of James Enion, John Atwood, John Lomney, John Balch, John Layton, Andrew Thompson, George Johnston, William Carmichael, Alexander Cooper, William Hanover, Thomas Cole and Nathaniel Bonner - all of whom have been put under confinement by Lieutenant John Brown for mutinous behaviour and for refusing to do their duty on board the American ship of war the Bon homme Richard. You are also to try any other person or persons belonging to the American service who may in the course of the evidence appear to have been principally concerned in that mutiny - for which this shall be your order. Given on board the Bon homme Richard at L&#39;Orient the 14th day of June 1779." Along with the letter, laid into a compartment in the box, is a commemorative medal, 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches, with a portrait on the recto of Jones after the bust by Houdon, and an allegorical scene on the verso entitled "America claims her illustrious dead - Paris Annapolis 1905." The medal was issued to commemorate the exhumation and re- burial of Jones&#39;s body from beneath the streets of Paris to its final resting place in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1905. Any substantive, Revolutionary-era John Paul Jones letters or manuscripts are extremely rare in the market. This is an especially interesting and displayable artifact of Jones&#39; tenure as commander of the Bonhomme Richard, with several references to the ship, where he earned his greatest fame during the Revolution.

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        Oeuvres d&#39;histoire naturelle et de philosophie

      Neuchatel, Fauche 1779-1783.. Bde. 1-4, 6-8, 10, 12-14, 16-18 (zus. 14 v. 18 Bde.) Mit Titelportr. u. 50 (v. 51) gefalt. Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgeprägt. zweifarb. Rückensch. In sehr gutem Zustand. - (Collection complette des oeuvres) Nissen, ZBI, 461; Brunet I, 1103 - Charles Bonnet (1720 - 1793), Schweizer Naturforscher und Philosoph, früher Vertreter der Evolutionstheorie. An dem nach ihm benannten Charles-Bonnet-Syndrom, das Halluzinationen beschreibt, erkrankte er später selbst.

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        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

      London: Charles Elliot. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Joints cracked. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1779. Reprint. Brown hardback full-leather cover. 530pp :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") .

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      London: Carrington Bowles Map and Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, Dec. 2, 1779.. Mezzotint on paper with original hand- coloring, after the painting by John Collett. Image and caption measuring 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches within plate mark, with wide margins. Sheet size: 15 1/8 x 11 3/8 inches. The print has some very minor toning, just a few insignificant spots in the image background, but mostly in the margins; overall beautiful original color, and in excellent condition. Nicely matted. The first of three versions of this British satirical war print, each titled the same but with slightly varying images. It depicts Captain John Paul Jones during the sea battle between the H.M.S. Serapis and his U.S. fighting ship, Bonhomme Richard, "preventing" one of his men from striking the American flag and surrendering to the British. John "The Second Hogarth" Collett depicts an impassioned Jones, here wearing a lavishly plumed, rather French looking hat and a bandana, four pistols stuck pirate-style in his belt, cutlass at the ready tucked under his left arm, in as bloody a mis- en-scene as possible, the American naval captain trampling through the wounded and over the body of a dead sailor in order to shoot, with a fifth pistol, his chief gunner, Henry Gardner, in the chin. Except in the fantasies of the British, who hated Jones, this incident never took place and is considered an exaggeration of an incident that happened during the encounter in which a shell-shocked American gunner shouted for quarter until Jones knocked him down with the butt of a pistol. The truth behind this wild shipboard fight is no less interesting than the satire: "Near midnight on Sept. 23, 1779, just off the coast of Flamborough Head, England, hundreds of British stood in awe, watching &#39;pirate Paul Jones&#39; destroy one of the finest ships in their fine navy. The English viewed Jones as a criminal, equating his vicious attacks on British convoys with the fighting techniques of Blackbeard himself. On that clear warm autumn night, the shocked audience witnessed Jones in one of the most hard- fought battles of the Revolution. "Meanwhile, the surviving seamen of the 42- gun Bonhomme Richard must have thought their commander, Capt. John Paul Jones, had gone insane. Separated by two feet, the double deck HMS Serapis, a well-made and brand new British escort ship, was shooting 18- pound cannon balls into the 14-year-old single deck Bonhomme Richard; cannon balls that from 200 yards could shoot through four feet of oak. Near the battle&#39;s end, half the crewmates on each ship were dead, there were three or four inches of blood and guts on the high deck of Bonhomme Richard and both ships were on fire. Capt. Pearson, commander of Serapis assumed Bonhomme Richard would be the first to surrender. He asked Jones, &#39;Do you strike?&#39; According to battle expert Peter Reaveley, Jones screamed out, &#39;No! I&#39;ll sink, but I&#39;m damned if I&#39;ll strike!&#39; The following quotation is more famously noted as Jones&#39; retort: &#39;I have not yet begun to fight!&#39; The battle established the Continental Navy as a powerful force and Capt. John Paul Jones as a hero" - Joanna Romansic. "Principally a caricaturist, John Collett (British, ca.1725-1780) studied with the artist George Lambert and at the St. Martin&#39;s Lane Academy, London. He exhibited at the Free Society of Artists from 1761, his last exhibit occurring posthumously in 1783. His caricatures owe a great debt to Hogarth...Collett&#39;s drawings are usually recognizable by their thick black outlines. They are often quite charming, if a little coarsely drawn. His work was widely reproduced as prints by many of the leading publishers of the day, John Boydell, Carington Bowles, and others. This has contributed to his posthumous reputation as a caricaturist...A large inheritance allowed him to live in some style in Chelsea, London. Examples of his work may be seen in the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum" - Thomas Deans. Carrington Bowles flourished in late 18th- century London as a publisher of caricatures engraved in mezzotint. As with this image, prints in the Bowles inventories were usually unsigned by the engraver. His regular practice was to commission and thus own a painting, then make prints of it for sale to the public under the Bowles imprimatur. This print is described as "excessively rare" in the catalogue of the Hampton L. Carson Collection of Engraved Portraits of American Naval Commanders. At the 1904 auction of the Carson collection a copy of this mezzotint appeared as lot 4297 and sold for $50 - quite a sum for its day. A rare and eminently displayable 18th-century war print with a satiric edge. Joanna Romansic, "NHC Joins Search for John Paul Jones&#39; Ship," Oct. 20, 2005, S.V. Henkels, comp., HAMPTON L. CARSON COLLECTION OF ENGRAVED PORTRAITS OF AMERICAN NAVAL COMMANDERS...CATALOG AND SALE (Philadelphia, 1905), lot 4297. Thomas Deans Fine Art Website, OLDS 466. SHADWELL, AMERICAN PRINTMAKING THE FIRST 150 YEARS, 65. SMITH, AMERICAN NAVAL BROADSIDES 23. GROLIER, THE UNITED STATES NAVY 1776 TO 1815, 269 (uncolored issue).

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