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      On Board the Bonhomme Richard at L'Orient, France. June 14, 1779.. [1]p. manuscript letter on a folded folio sheet. Docketed on the fourth page and addressed in Jones'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'Orient consumed several months, and it was not ready for sea until June. The ship'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'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'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' tenure as commander of the Bonhomme Richard, with several references to the ship, where he earned his greatest fame during the Revolution.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Oeuvres d'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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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 'pirate Paul Jones' 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'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, 'Do you strike?' According to battle expert Peter Reaveley, Jones screamed out, 'No! I'll sink, but I'm damned if I'll strike!' The following quotation is more famously noted as Jones' retort: 'I have not yet begun to fight!' 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'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'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' 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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        Compass der Weisen. Der Compass der Weisen, von einen Mitverwandten der innern Verfassung der ächten und rechten Freymäureren beschrieben; herausgegeben mit Anmerkungen, einer Zueignungschrift und Vorrede...

      Mit Kupfern. Berlin und Leipzig, bey Christian Ulrich Ringmacher 1779. 8vo. With woodcut vignettes and a foldout copper engraving of rich symbolic content. Titlepage with woodcut + full title page + pages [11]-386 (presumably 6 leaves missing). Bound in a contemporary halfleather binding of calf with a newer title label on the spine. Side paper somewhat worn. Spine is nice and presentable. Old, cryptic, inscription on the inner cover. Name and date (1788) on flyleaf. First 30 pages with a dampstain. Otherwise nice.. Rare and early freemasonry work by the German Adam Michael Birkholz. The first grand lodge was founded in England in 1717, the first german lodge was founded in Hamburg in 1733 and in Denmark in 1743. Freemasonry had a great appeal to the enlightened elite in protestant Europe. Nobilities and royalties participated in the complicated rituals in search for higher wisdom in a time where christianity seemed unsophisticated as only a relationship between the individual and god. The books was published again in 1782.** Tidligt tysk værk om frimurere

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        La caduta del Velino nella Nera presentata a N.

      S. Pio Presto da Francesco Carrara segretario del Consilio. Rome, per il Casaletti, 1779. Folio. XXIV pp.+ large. fold. engr. plate. Two engravings in text, one haf page. Title within frame and with an engr. vignette. A minor tear in the folding plate. Disbound, with partly preserved spine paper. Between the rivers Velino and Nera in central Italy there is the magnificent man-made waterfall, created by the ancient Romans, named Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore's Falls). In 1545 Pope Paul III ordered that a new canal should be built, which was completed in 1598. The presence of that canal however was problematic for the countryside in the valley below, as the Nera often flooded. A minor way of solving the problem was to build a bridge to regulate the water in Velino, and that mission is here given to the architect Giovanni Fontana. But already in 1787 pope Pius VI ordered the architect Andrea Vici to modify the leaps in the falls, giving the falls its present look and so resolving the majority of the problems. Today the water is divided beween the falls and an hydroelectric power plant

      [Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet]
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        The Speeches of Isaeus in Causes Concerning the Law of Succession to Property at Athens, with a Prefatory Discourse, Notes Critical and Historical, and a Commentary

      Only edition of Jones' first treatise on law, praised by Burke and Gibbon and establishing his reputation as a legal scholar, providing the first English translation of Isaeus, "the first master of strict forensic argument". Modern 1/4 calf, some foxing and embrowning, a good copy; with eleven plates, one folding. Printed by J. Nichols, For E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London, 1779.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        ANALYSE DES EAUX MINERALES DE S. VINCENT ET DE COURMAYEUR DANS LE DUCHE D?AOSTE. Avec une Appendice sur les eaux de la Saxe, de Pré S. Didier et de Fontaine-More.

      In-16 gr. (mm. 191 x 123), mz. pelle coeva con ang., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. VIII,119, con 1 graziosa testatina silografata. Importante opera del chimico V.A. Gioanetti (1729-1815) - Doyen et Vice-Prieur de la Faculté de Médecine de Turin - ?contenant plusieurs procédés chymiques nouveaux, utiles pour l?analyse des eaux minérales en général & pour celle des sels?. Resoconto dettagliato su diverse sorgenti nel Ducato d?Aosta, rinomate per le proprietà terapeutiche. Rara "edizione originale". Cfr. Blake, p. 176. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Il decameron... si come lo diedero alle stampe gli ssri giunti l'anno 1527. in amsterdamo, s.n., 1779.

      Due volumi di cm. 15, pp. (24) 544; (16) 436. Primo frontespizio in rosso e nero e sfera armillare a ciascun frontespizio. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Qualche segno d'uso alla legatura, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Ristampa della prima edizione presso gli Elzeviri apparsa nel 1665. Cfr. Willems 1349.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition

      The best early edition of Hale's classic works, prepared by Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth's words) "prefixed a life of Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale's 'Analysis', though not called for by the title page, is appended. Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.], London, 1779.

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        Recueil d'estampes, représentant les Grandes, les Rangs & les Dignités, suivant le costume de toutes les Nations existantes; avec des Explications historiques, & et la Vie abrégée des grands Hommes qui ont illustré les dignités dont ils étoient décorés... (2 volumes ?).

      Paris, chez Duflos, 1779 (- 1784). Folio. Cont. hcalf. w. six raised bands on back. Rebacked, preserving the old richly gilt back, the leather of which is crackled. Capitals, corners and title-label on back renewed, hinges repaired. 1 f. (t-p. dated 1779), 1 f. (advertisement), 1 f. (dedication "à la noblesse"), 4 pp. (pp. 1-4, text for Louis XIV), 4 pp. (pp. 5-8, text for Fénélon), 4 pp. (pp. 9-12, text for Pierre du Terrail de Bayard), 4 pp. (pp. 13-16, text for Tourville), 4 pp. (pp. 15-18, text for Montesquieu), 2 pp. (pp. 21-22, text for Pierre Corneille), 123 beautiful full page engr. plates, brightly coloured in cont. hand, many heightned in gold, silver or Chinese white, all framed by a single gilt border. Some plates w. marginal soiling, affecting actual engr. on about 5 plates. Most plates very clean and crisp. Very nice copy. W. neat cont. handwritten Russian translation of the French text underneath each engr. The woman of Congo is present twice.. Very beautiful end rare work with masterly hand-coloured engravings of costumes from all over the world, worn by all kinds of people, including militaries, artists, kings, etc.The present copy is not complete, as this work rarely is. It appeared in 44 "livraisons" with six plates in each (and could be bought coloured or uncoloured), thus the total number of plates to have appeared is 264. Text is only known to have appeared for 11 plates, and is usually lacking, our copy contains the text for the 6 first plates. The Colas-copy has two title-pages (one dated 1779, one 1880), but as is remarked, the presence of both presupposes that the work should be divided into two volumes. It furthermore has one dedication-leaf, one advertisement-leaf, another dedication-leaf and 17 leaves of text. Compared with that, the present copy is in want of one title-page, one dedication-leaf and six leaves of text (being that for Eduard VI, Marie Stuard, Bossuet, Jeanne d'Art, Charles de Cossé and Le Ma1 de Catinat), thus having 14 of 22 leaves. The text and the numbering of the leaves in this copy correspond exactly to those in the Colas-copy. Brunet seems to know only one title-page for this work. Colas 2508. Brunet II:863

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        (Geographisk Atlas aflagt efter stereographiske Regler og de nyeste Opdagelser, samt et kort Udtog af Geographien og Genealogien/Atlas géographique dressé selon les regles steréographiques et selon les plus nouvelles couvertes, avec un abrege de geographie et de genalogie en Danois et en Francois). 2 map sheets.

      2 engraved maps sheets (of 4), (Copenhagen 1779). Engraved by Ole Nielsen Flint after compilations made by Peter Falck. 55x132 cm. In late 19th century silver-painted frame. Paper somewhat browned.. Bibl. Dan. II, 390. Ehrencron-Müller III,12. ** Very rare. The lower half of a Danish wall map, compiled by Peter Falck (1730-80) who was professor in mathematics at The Copenhagen University, and engraved by Ole Niels Flint (1739-1808). Both served the Danish navy, Falck as teacher for the cadets, Flint as engraver. Falck's position as a teacher is clearly reflected in the immense amount of details and information to be found within the atlas.*** The image represents the lower half of the entity, with the southern hemisphere in the center with an outer circular composition of smaller maps and views. Denmark plays a central role in the composition: A general map, maps of different provinces along with views of Elsinore, Copenhagen and the royal palace of Christiansborg. Among the larger-scale maps is a detailed map of Iceland, a maps of Europe and Asia including a faint impression of Australia, and a map of the American continents. The geographical composition is framed by coats-of-arms of and information about different European monarchs. An impressive and most decorative piece

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Pentateuchus + Libri historici Vet. Test. + Jobus proverbia Salomonis Ecclesiastes canticum canticorum + Psalmi + Prophetae majores + Propehetae minores - ex recensione textus Hebraei et versionum antiquarum Latine versi notisque philologicis et criticis illustrati.

      6 volumes (all published). Book Description: Sumtibus Orphanotrophei, Halle 1779-87. 8vo. Bound in 6 nice uniform bindings of marbled claf with richly gilt spines and title-labels in orange and dark green. Old name on titlepage in each volume. A most well-preserved and attractive set.. Complete run of Johann August Dathe's Latin translation of the Old Testament, renowned for his comments. The 2 volumes with Prophetae majores & Prophete minores are in 2nd edition; the rest are in 1st edition

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

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

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        Storia delle arti del disegno presso gli antichi... tradotta dal tedesco con note originali degli editori... in milano, nell'imperial monistero di s. ambrogio maggiore, 1779.

      Due volumi di cm. 29, pp. lxiv, 347 (1); 355 (5). Frontespizi con vignette centrali, ritratto del Cardinal Albani in testa alla dedica, molte figure nel testo e 18 tavole inccise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con dorsi ricoperti di carta marmorizzata e titoli manoscritti su tasselli. Bell'esemplare, genuino e particolarmente marginoso (in barbe). Edizione originale in lingua italiana di questo caposaldo della storiografia artistica.

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        Lettres sur l'atlantide de Platon et sur l'ancienne historie de l'Asie.

      Pour servir de suite aux lettres sur l'origine des sciences, adressées à m. de Voltaire par M. Bailly. London & Paris, Elmelsy & freres Debure, 1779. 8:o. (4),+ 480 s.+ utvikbar grav. karta. Enstaka småfläckar, bläckanteckning s. 392 och lättare fläckar på den graverade kartan. Samtida hfrbd, lätt guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och svart något nött titeletikett. Ur Bengt Ferrners bibliotek, med hans namnteckning, samt ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Warmholtz 1259a. Carlander II, 556. Första upplagan. Vetenskapsmannen, astronomen Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-93) undersöker här atlantismyten och avfärdar de flesta spekulationer om var Atlantis skulle ha legat, inklusive Rudbecks, även om Bailly erkänner att dennes stora verk innehåller mycket lärdom. De enda platser som passar avslutar Bailly är öarna i Norra Atlanten, d.v.s. Spetsbergen, Grönland och Island. Denna bok utgavs tillsammans med hans "Lettres sur l'origine des sciences" som en del av ett större vetenskapligt gräl med Voltaire. Astronomen Bengt Ferrners (1724-1802) stora vetenskapliga bibliotek såldes efter tryckt förteckning på auktion i Stockholm 1803. På sin utlandsresa träffade Ferrner i augusti 1761 Bailly i Chaillot. Bailly var huvudsakligen astronom och utgav bl.a. studier över månen och jupiters månar, men framförallt böcker i astronomins historia. Hans böcker passade således bra in i Bengt Ferrners bibliotek

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        Les chef d'oeuvres dramatiques. 3 vols.

      Paris: Chez la Veuve Duchesne 1779. With engraved frontisp. and 12 plates by H. Gravelot and C. Eisen. 12mo. VIII + 296; 330; 372 pp. Bound in contemporary full calf, spines richly gilt, marbled edges.. Contains the plays: Vol. I: La mort de Cesar - Zayre - Alzire - Brutus. Vol. II: Merope - Le fanatisme - Semiramis - l'Orphelin de la Chine. Vol. III: Tancrede - l'Enfant - Prodigue - Nanine - l'Ecosaisse

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        Geoffenbarter Einfluß in das allgemeine Wohl der Staaten der ächten Freymäurerey. Samt dem klar- und deutlichen Unterricht, das wahre Rosenkreutzerische Astralpulver ächt zu bereiten.

      Zweyte Auflage. 160 S. Pappband d. Zt. Wolfstieg 27578; Kloß 2644; Taute 849: "Die unsinnigen Phantastereien und Faseleien des Verfassers über Kabbala und Magie, die Wunder der Sympathie und Antipathie, die Wirkungen des Magnets, der Wünschelruthe etc. haben nicht den geringsten Werth. Nach dem Missiv wurde das Buch von den Rosenkreuzern sehr hoch und für ein Lehrbuch gehalten." - Kloß und Taute weisen das unter dem Pseudonym "Carl Hubert Lobreich von Plumenoek" erschienene Werk fälschlicherweise H. K. Frhrn. von Ecker und Eckhoffen zu. - Es behandelt auch Wein- und Bierbereitung aus rosenkreuzerischer Sicht. - Etwas bestoßen. Anfangs etwas fleckig.

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        Storia delle arti del disegno presso gli antichi. tradotta dal tedesco con note originali degli editori. in milano, nell'imperial monistero di s. ambrogio maggiore, 1779.

      2 voll. in-4° (265x195mm), pp. LXIV, 347; 355, (5) di elenco degli associati; legatura coeva m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in oro su tasselli in pelle nera ai dorsi. Piatti in cartone a decori floreali. Tagli marmoreggiati. Vignette incise su rame ai frontespizi. 18 belle tavole incise su rame f.t. e 36 figg. n.t., raffiguranti statue e sculture dell'antichità classica studiate dall'autore durante un suo soggiorno a Roma. Dedica a stampa al Cardinale Alessandro Albani sormontata da ritratto in ovale del medesimo. Qualche brunitura usuale. Restauro ad un foro marginale alla tav. III. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione italiana, impressa dai monaci cistecensi del milanese Monastero di Sant'Ambrogio Maggiore, della "Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums" del Winckelmann (Stendal, Prussia, 1717-Roma, 1768), massimo archeologo del suo tempo ed effettivo fondatore della moderna storia dell'arte, che, nelle sue ricerche, finiva per identificarsi "tout-court" con la storia della civiltà. La versione è condotta da Carlo Amoretti sull'edizione di Vienna del 1776 ed è arricchita dal traduttore di ampie note a pie' pagina. Goed, IV,1, 301, 12. Cicognara, 59. Brunet, V, 1463. Graesse, VII, 461. Vinet, n. 1255, note. Comolli, I, p.151.

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        La città di Roma ovvero breve descrizione di questa superba città, divisa in quattro tomi Ed ornata di 385 Stampe in Rame.

      4 Bände in einem Band. Folio (42,2 x 29 cm). 2 Bl., 64 Spalten; IV Seiten, 16 Sp.; 1 Bl., 62 Sp.; 1 Bl., 96 Spalten. Mit 4 gestochenen Titelbordüren und zusammen 182 Tafeln. Halbpergament der Zeit ohne Rückentitel. Kanten etwas berieben, Vorsätze etwas angestaubt und stockfleckig. Eine Tafel mit Eckabriss oben, mit teilweisem Bildverlust (Bild 23 in Band 2: Reliefdarstellung "Jupiter pluvius..".). Erste italienische Folio-Ausgabe. Rossetti G-1284. Schudt 362. Kissner Collection 250. Fossati-Bellani 817 (französische Ausgabe von 1778) und 818 (Oktav-Ausgabe von 1779). Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar auf festem, nahezu fleckenfreiem Papier. Die Tafeln zeigen Stadtpläne, Ruinen, Kirchen, Villen, Thermen, Paläste, Statuen, Reliefs.

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        Contes de J. Bocace.

      Traduction nouvelle, enrichie de belles Gravures. Londres 1779. 10 vol. 8:o. (1),engraved title,(1),xxxii,frontispiece,226; (1),frontispiece,(1),388; (2),frontispiece,312; (2),frontispiece,xxiv,230; (2),frontispiece,1-96,95/96 felpaginerade,97-144; (2),frontispiece,168,(4); (2),frontispiece,194; (2),frontispiece,254,(1); (2),frontispiece,199,(1); (2),frontispiece,246,(1) pp + 10 full-page engraved plates each volume. Plate n:o 1 in vol.9 repaired in upper right-hand corner of the engraving. Speckled calf, extensively rubbed. Richly gilt-ornated spines with red title lable with title in gilt and below green lable with number of volume in gilt. Boards, back and front, lined around the borders with three gilt lines; edges of boards also lined in gilt. Marmorated edges. Free and paste-down endpapers, front and back, marmorated. Small pieces missing head and foot of spine with slight loosening of binding at the foot of spine in vol. 2. Also in vol. 4 and 5 small pieces missing head of spine and in vol. 9 and 10 also at the foot of spine with slight loosening of the binding at the foot in vol. 9. Very few brown spots. Inkspots vol. 9 on page 194 and in vol. 10 on pages 230,235,238 and 243. 20 x 12,5 cm

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        INGEN-HOUSZ (John) Account of a New Kind of Inflammable Air or Gass, Which Can Be Made in a Moment without Apparatus, and is as Fit for Explosion as Other Inflammable Gasses in Use for That Purpose; Together with a New Theory of Gun-Powder,

      pp.376-418. with: On Some New Methods of Suspending Magnetical Needles, pp.537-546; with: Improvements in Electricity, pp.659-673. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 69, Part II, for 1779, comprising, vii, 697pp small quarto, with 10 engraved plates, late 19thC library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, a good copy, London, Nichols for Locker Davis, printer to the Royal Society, 1779. * Jan Ingenhousz or Ingen-Housz (1730 -1799) Dutch physiologist, biologist and chemist. He is best known for showing that light is essential to photosynthesis and thus having discovered photosynthesis. He also discovered that plants, like animals, have cellular respiration. In 1779, Ingenhousz discovered that, in the presence of light, plants give off bubbles from their green parts while, in the shade, the bubbles eventually stop. He identified the gas as oxygen. He also discovered that, in the dark, plants give off carbon dioxide. He realized as well that the amount of oxygen given off in the light is more than the amount of carbon dioxide given off in the dark. This demonstrated that some of the mass of plants comes from the air, and not only the soil. He also carried out research in electricity, heat conduction, and chemistry, and met and corresponded with both Benjamin Franklin and Henry Cavendish. Ingenhousz was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1779. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: FOTHERGILL (A.) An Account of a Cure of the St. Vitus's Dance by Electricity, p.1-5; WARING (E.) On the General Resolution of Algebraical Equations, pp.86-104; JEAURAT Account of an Iconantidiptic Telescope, Invented by Mr. Jeaurat, of the Academy of Sciences of Paris, pp.130-138; BURNEY (Charles) Account of an Infant Musician, pp.183-206.

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

      Kiøbenhavn [Copenhagen], 1779-80. 8vo. Two very nice contemporary brown half calf bindings with raised bands, gilt ornamentations ans gilt leather title- and tome-labels. Volume two with a bit of wear to upper capital. Corners slightly bumped. Pencil annotations to verso of title-page in volume one; title-page in volume two mounted to cover up a small hole caused by the removal of an old owner's name. Internally very clean and bright. All in all a very nice, clean, fresh, and tight copy. Engraved (by Weise, 1784) armorial book plate to inside of front boards (Gregorius Christianus Comes ab Haxthausen). (12), 575; (8), 775, (3, - errata) pp.. The extremely scarce first Danish edition of Adam Smith's seminal main work, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM 221), the main foundational work of the era of liberal free trade. This publication constitutes the first Danish work worth mentioning in the history of economic thought - in spite of the great interest in political economy that dominated Danish political thought in the last quarter of the 18th century. The value of Smith's work was not immediately recognized in Denmark at the time of its appearance and a quarter of a century had to go by for its importance to be acknowledged and for Danish political economy to adapt the revolutionizing theories of Adam Smith. Few copies of the translation were published and sold, and the book is now a great scarcity. As opposed to for instance the German translation of the work, Smith concerned himself a great deal with this Danish translation. As is evident from preserved correspondence about it, he reacted passionately to it and was deeply concerned with the reaction to his work in Scandinavia (see "Correspondence of Adam Smith", Oxford University Press, 1977).- As an example, Smith writes in a letter to Andreas Holt on Oct. 26th, 1780: "It gives me the greatest pleasure to hear that Mr. Dreby has done me the distinguished honour of translating my Book into the Danish language. I beg you will present to him my most sincere thanks and most respectful Compliments. I am much concerned that I cannot have the pleasure of reading it in his translation, as I am so unfortunate as not to understand the Danish language." The translation was made by Frants Dræby (1740-1814), the son a whiskey distiller in Copenhagen, who mastered as a theologian and was then hired by the great Norwegian merchant James Collett as tutor to his son. There can be no doubt that Dræbye's relation to the Collett house had a great impact upon his interest in economics. In the middle of the 1770'ies, Dræbye accompanied Collett's son on travels throughout Europe, which took them to England in the year 1776, the same year that the "Wealth of Nations" was published for the first time. Through the Colletts, Dræbye was introduced to the mercantile environment in England and here became thoroughly acquainted with English economics and politics at the time. It is presumably here that he gets acquainted with Adam Smith's freshly published revolutionary work. When Dræbye returned to Denmark at the end of 1776, he was appointed chief of the Norwegian secretariat of the Board of Economics and Trade. He began the translation of the "Wealth of Nations" that he brought back with him from England immediately after his return."WN [i.e. Wealth of Nations] was translated into Danish by Frants Dræbye and published in 1779 (three years after the first English edition). The translation was initiated by Andreas Holt and Peter Anker, who were acquainted with Smith. Dræbye was a Dane who lived mainly in Norway, reflecting the fact that Norway was much more British-oriented than Denmark proper (Denmark and Norway were united until 1814, when Sweden took Norway away from the Danes; in 1905 Norway became an independent state). Norwegian merchants lived from exporting timber to Britain and tended on the whole to be adherents of a liberal economic policy, whereas the absolutist government in Copenhagen was more German-oriented and had economic views similar to those in contemporary Prussia." (Cheng-chung Lai (edt.): "Adam Smith Across Nations", p. (37)). The last quarter of the eighteenth century in Denmark was dominated by a lively discussion of monetary policy and the institutional framework best suited to realize that policy. There was a vital interest in questions of economic concern, and contemporary Danish sources refer to the period as "this economic age" and state things such as "never was the world more economically minded" (both from "Denmark and Norway's Economic Magazine"). During this period, Smith's revolutionary ideas did not play a major role, however, and only at the beginning of the 19th century did Danish politicians and economists come to realize the meaning of Smith's views. "Without exaggeration it can essentially be said that a quarter of a century was to pass from the time of the publication of the book in Denmark before Danish political economy fully made Adam Smith's theories and points of view its own. It took so long a time because the economic conditions as a whole in the years from 1780-1800 did not make desirable or necessary the changing of their concepts. That glorious commercial period had to pass before it was understood that we had altogether too little help in our own natural resources and that a different course was, therefore, necessary. Only when one had come so far could the new thinking find a nourishing soil so that it could develop strength with which to push aside the old ideas."(Hans Degen: "On the Danish Translation of Adam Smith and Contemporary Opinion Concerning It." Translated by Henrietta M. Larson. In: Adam Smith Across Nations, p. 51). This first Danish translation is one of the very earliest translations of "Wealth of Nations"; it is only preceded by the German (1776-78) and the extremely scarce French (1778-79). As a comparison, the Italian translation does not appear until 1790-91, the Spanish 1792, the Swedish 1800-1804, the Russian 1802, etc.Adam Smith Across Nations: A4 - nr. 1. "All five books were translated; appears to be a complete translation. The long letter from Governor Pownall to Adam Smith (25 Sept. 1776) is added as the Appendix (vol. 2, pp. 683 ff.)."

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        Theorie der Gartenkunst. 5 vols.

      (Vol. 5: Nebst Register). Leipzig: bey M.G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1779-85. With 5 titlevignettes, 6 full-page engravings + numerous textual engravings, all copperengraved. Contp. full leather decorated with gold on spines and goldlines on boards. Old name on flyleaf. Missing folded plate in vol. 5.. One of the most beautiful works of the 18th century with engravings after drawings by Schuricht, Zingg and others, engraved by Crusius, Geyser, Liebe, Thoenert, etc. Lanckoronska:"Hauptwerk des Dresdner Frühklaszismus ... wunderhübschen Blätter ... Vignetten sind ausserst fein, etc.". The author was a Danish civil servant and professor in Kiel, and this work also describes Danish gardens e.i. Hørsholm, Frederiksborg, Marienlyst, Frederiksdal, Bernstorff, etc. British Archit. Library Early Printed Books no. 1505

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