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        Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

      London: Not Attributed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1779. 2nd. Leather. Second edition (published the same year as the first). Octavo (8.1875 x 5 inches; 209 x 127 mm. ). 264 pages (including half-title and title). . Spine ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments with four gilt-decorated bands. Contents clean with mild foxing to end blanks. ESTC T85283. T. E. Jessop, A Bibliography of David Hume (1936) , page 41. A philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous. 5.5 x 8.5". Provenance Clent Biddle, signature .

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        Schriften. Dritte Auflage. 4 Bände.

      Berlin, Himburg, 1779. - circa 15,7 x 10 cm. Mit 4 gestochenen Titelvignetten von J. W. Meil, 268, 312; 239; 256 SS., 10 Kupfertafeln von Berger und Geyser nach Chodowiecki Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung Goed. IV3, 1, h3; Hagen 4; Hirzel A 100; Kippenb. I, 326. Dritte Auflage des Himburgschen Nachdruckes, hier erstmals mit dem vierten Band, der separat als Supplement zu allen Himburg'schen Ausgaben erschien, aber oft fehlt. Hier ist er etwas abweichend gebunden und wurde vermutlich im 19. Jh. Ergänzt (er trägt dasselbe ältere Exlibris wie die ersten drei). Vorhanden sind auch die beiden Portraits von Lotte und Werther, die ebenfalls nicht allen Exemplaren beigegeben wurden. - Enthalten sind: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers; Erwin und Elmire. - Götz von Berlichingen; Clavigo - Stella; Claudine; Puppenspiel - Denkmal Ulrichs von Hutten; Von deutscher Baukunst; Götter, Helden und Wieland; Vermischte Gedichte etc. - Jeder Band vorne mit Wappen-Exlibris (um 1900), Band 4 auch mit älterem Wappen-Stempel auf dem Titel. Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig. Einbände berieben und etwas bestossen, Gelenke teils etwas schwach oder brüchig, jedoch nicht gelöst, solide. Trotz kleiner Abplatzungen noch immer recht dekorative Rücken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Tranfportation, Imprifonment, and other Punifhment, of certain Offenders

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King's moft Excellent Majefty, 1779. No Binding. Good. Pages 1387-1428. [44 p. including cover.] 31 cm. Royal coat of arms on title page. Disbound. Small holes in left margin. Print off-kilter on first page. An act from the reign of King George III.

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        HET BOS

      Two man conversing in the foreground, on the right two men approaching. The image refers to the theatrical play 'De dood van Johan en Garcias, of De onzydige regtspleeging van Cosmos de Medicis'. Signed on the bottom right:'R. Muis fecit'on the right:'C. v. Hoogeveen 5un'r B. Onnekink excuderunt.' Dated within the plate on the bottom right:'1779' Etching on paper: platemark: 195 x 254mm; total: 230 x 276 mm, PC014

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        Die natürliche Magie, aus allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken bestehend; zusammengetragen von Johann Christian Wiegleb (ab Band 3:) fortgesetzt von Gottfried Erich Rosenthal. (Zweittitel:) Johann Nikolaus Martius Unterricht in der natürlichen Magie, völlig umgearbeitet von Johann Christian Wiegleb (ab Band 3:) von Gottfried Erich Rosenthal. Band 1-14 (von 20) in 14 Bänden.

      - Berlin, F. Nicolai, 1779-1800. Zus. über 6000 S. Mit 131 (statt 189) gefalteten Kupfertafeln u. wenigen gefalteten Tabellen. Pappbände d. Zeit mit Rückenschildern u. etwas Rückenvergoldung (12, Bd. 10 u. 13 aus einem anderen Exemplar ergänzt u. leicht abweichend) u. moderne Pappbände (2); etwas berieben u. bestoßen, handschriftliche Signaturen auf den Rücken. Alle Bände in erster Ausgabe. - "Nicolais Vater hatte den "Unterricht Von der Magia Naturali" von Johann Nicolaus Martius 1717 herausgegeben. Dieses nahm Friedrich Nicolai 60 Jahre später zum Anlaß, seinen Freund Johann Christian Wiegleb, Apotheker in Langensalza, mit einer Neubearbeitung dieses alten Werkes in aufklärerischer Absicht zu beauftragen. So entstand schließlich, von Gottfried Erich Rosenthal fortgeführt, ein zwanzigbändiges Werk unter dem Titel 'Die natürliche Magie'. In diesem kurzweiligen Fortsetzungswerk werden Hunderte mechanische, chemische und physikalische, den Zuschauer frappierende Versuche beschrieben und Kunst- und Zauberstücke vorgeführt, die damals und später in bürgerlichen Häusern zum Zeitvertreib beliebt waren" (Raabe). "The change in the character of the book is very noticeable, for from being a collection of mere juggling tricks or hocus-pocus in physics and chemistry, and with cards and numbers, it gradually became scientific and experimental, and recorded more and more of the discoveries making at the end of the eighteenth century, so that it assumed something of the character of a Jahresbericht or most of these topics. It is a book, therefore, of some importance and interest for the early history of modern physics" (Ferguson). In Band 7 befindet sich die Beschreibung des "mechanischen Schachspielers des Herrn von Kempele(n), nachgemacht von dem Freyherrn zu Racknitz" mit 2 zugehörigen Kupfertafeln. - Raabe (Nicolai) 324; Ferguson II,547 f. - Etwas gebräunt u. vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. 1 Tabelle in Band 8 falsch eingebunden. In Band 13 Vorderdeckel u. die äußeren Ränder von Text u. Tafeln mit braunen Feuchtigkeitsspuren. Es fehlen zus. 58 Kupfer in den Bänden 3, 4, 8 u. 14. 8 Bände mit gestochenem Exlibris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Culture of the Pine Apple 

      Together with a description of every species of Insect that infest hot-houses, with effectual methods of destroying them. By William Speechly, Gardener to the Duke of Portland. First Edition. 8vo (206 x 126mm)., v, [8], viii-xvii, [1], 100, [3], 102-186, [2] pp., with the two engraved plates (one folding) the folding letterpress explanation of the plates and the subscribers list. Some occasional staining around the edges, some worming to the front flyleaves (and just marking the title-page slightly) title-page very lightly yellowed but otherwise a good copy. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt, green morocco label to spine, vellum tips (joints split but holding, upper headcap missing). York: by A. Ward, for, and sold by the Author, at Burlington-House, London; and at Welbeck, in Nottinghamshire,

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        1779 HUGE Holy BIBLE Swiss Protestant Osterwald Septuagint Vulgate Hebrew Greek

      Neuchatel : Societe typographique, 1779. Fifth edition. - 1779 HUGE Holy BIBLE Swiss Protestant Osterwald Septuagint Vulgate Hebrew Greek An extremely rare French Holy Bible edited by Jean Frederic Ostervald. Osterwald (1663–1747) was a swiss Protestant preacher. He is remembered for his innovative dogmatics, exegeses, liturgies, and hymns, but his most important contribution was his translation of the Bible. His translation was extremely thorough and included aspects many different Bibles, seeking to make the most accurate form of scripture. According to Darlow and Moule, “Ostervald made use of the original Hebrew and Greek, the Septuagint and the Vulgate, and the French hand German version- both Protestant and Roman Catholic. His alterations tend chiefly to modernize the language, but they sometimes also affect the sense.” (D&M 3814) This fine Bible also includes a portrait of Ostervald, frontispiece and, while Ostervald was Swiss, his French Bible translation became well-known in Great Britain. Part of this Bible’s desirability is the beautiful illustrations including a large colored map of the twelve tribes of Israel. Item number: #1190 Price: $1250 OSTERVALD, Jean Frederic La Sainte Bible, qui contient le vieux et le nouveau Testament : revue & corrigee sur le Texte Hebreu & Grec par les Pasteurs & les Professeurs de l'Eglise de Geneve ; avec les argumens et les reflexions sur les Chapitres de l'Ecriture Sainte & des Notes. Neuchatel : Societe typographique, 1779. Fifth edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volumes: • Vol. I: [vii], 682 • Vol. II: 671 • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Darlow & Moule 3826a, 3814; • Language: French • Size: ~16in X 10.5in (41cm x 26.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1190 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ghayat Tahdhib al-Kalam fi Tahrir al-Mantiq wal-Kalam wa-Taqrib al-Maram (Introduction to the Logic).

      N. p., 987 AH [1779 AD]. - 8vo (14,8 x 9,5 cm). [1] + 12 ff. Arabic indigenous paper, nasta'liq script of calligraphic quality, 9 lines to the page, black ink, with headings executed in gold, illumination (two flowers over the beginning of the text). Full-leather Oriental binding with ornamentation (borders, flowers, in gold paint). An introduction to logic by Sa'd al-Din Mas'ud al-Taftazani (d. 792/1390). Sa'd al-Din Mas'ud al-Taftazani, a renowned scholar, was born in the village of Taftazan in the north-eastern Iranian province of Khurasan. He also wrote works on Arabic grammar, rhetoric, theology, logic, law, and Quranic exegesis (tafsir). This extract on logic was taken by the author (not mentioned in the present manuscript) from his larger work Tahdhib al-Kalam. Cf. GAL S II, p. 302. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey. 6 Bde. und 3 Supplementbände 9 v. 11 Bdn. (2. + 3. Supplementband fehlt).

      Mannheim, Tübingen, Wien und Leipzig, 1779 bis 1825, 8, 3 feine Halberbände, 3 Pappbände. 2 Halbleinenbände, 1 Halblederband d.Zt. Extrem (!) selten die erste Ausgabe des "System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey". Trotz kleiner Fehler1. Band: Schwan i. Mannheim 17792. Band: Schwan i. Mannheim 1780 3. Band: Schwan i. Mannheim 1783 4. Band: Schwan i. Mannheim 1788 5. Band: Cotta, Tübingen 1813 6. Band, 1. Teil: Carl Schaumburg Co., Wien 1817 6. Band, 2. Teil: Carl Schaumburg Co., Wien 1817 6. Band, 3. Teil: Carl Schaumburg Co., Wien 1819 1. Supplementband: Cotta Tübingen 1812 2. Supplementband: Kühn, Leipzig 1825 * 3. Supplementband: Kühn, Leipzig. * *) auf Testamentarischen Wunsch von J.P. Frank von G. Chr. Voigt herausgeben)Johann Peter Frank (1745-1821) gilt zu Recht als der Begründer der Hygiene als Wissenschaft. Noch bis ins 18. Jahrhundert wurde dir Krankheit als von Gott geschicktes, unabwendbares Schicksal, ja als Strafe hingestellt. Dagegen stand das berühmte Diktum Franks: "Der größte Teil der Leiden die uns bedrücken kommt vom Menschen selbst."Das Lebenswerk J.P. Franks war die 'Medicinische Polizey'. Über einen Zeitraum von 45 Jahren, an 4 Druckorten erschienen, ist die vollständige Ausgabe praktisch unauffindbar geworden.J.P. Frank was the founder of a new conception of state hygiene. He wrote the first systematic textbook on public hygiene, a grandiose monument of eighteenth century social medicine."In der Einleitung von Band 1 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" beschreibt Frank allgemein die Bevölkerung, den Zustand des Gesundheitswohls zu seiner Zeit und die medizinische Polizei. Band 1 handelt weiterhin von menschlichen Zeugungstrieben, von geistlichem und weltlichem Zölibat, dem Zölibat der Kriegsleute, von zu frühen, zu späten, ungleichen und ungesunden Ehen, von ehelicher Fruchtbarkeit und physischen Hindernissen der Fruchtbarkeit, von dem Schaden einer verhinderten freien Partnerwahl auf die Bevölkerung, von öffentlicher Erziehung junger Frauen zu zukünftigen Müttern, von der Notwendigkeit der Unterweisung von Brautpaaren in den Pflichten der Ehe, von Schwangerschaft, ihren Rechten im Gemeinwesen, von der Vorsorge zur Erhaltung Schwangerer und ihrer Leibesfrüchte, von der Eröffnung verstorbener Schwangerer zur Rettung ihrer Leibesfrüchte. Frank beschrieb in Band 1 die medizinischen Grundlagen der Populationslehre, die den Zielen der vorherrschenden Wirtschaftslehre seiner Zeit, dem Merkantilismus, nützt. Der Merkantilismus gilt als erstes wirtschaftspolitisches System der Neuzeit. Hauptvertreter des deutschen Merkantilismus in der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts sind Johann Joachim Becher, Wilhelm von Schröder und Philipp Wilhelm von Hörnigk. Nach Haussherr dienten im Merkantilismus alle vorgeschlagenen Maßnahmen einem klaren Ziel, "nämlich der Verstärkung des Staates und dem Wachstum seiner Macht".Band 2 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von der allgemeinen Fürsorge zur Erhaltung unehelicher Leibesfrüchte und ihrer Mütter, von außerehelicher Zeugung überhaupt, von Aussetzung und Tötung außerehelicher Leibesfrucht, von der Pflicht der Mütter zum Stillen und ihrer Auswirkung auf das Wohl des Staates, von der Kindererziehung, von der Verhinderung von Unfällen im Kindesalter, von der Bestellung des Ammenwesens und der ersten Versorgung von mutterlos zu erziehenden Kindern, von Waisenhäusern, von der Gesundheitspflege von Jugendlichen und der notwendigen Polizeiaufsicht von Erziehungsanstalten, von Schulen, Sport, Gymnastik und den Vorteilen der öffentlichen Erziehung.Band 3 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von Speise, Trank, Gefäßen, Mäßigkeitsgesetzen, ungesunder Kleidertracht, Volksergötzlichkeiten, von bester Anlage, Bauart und Reinlichkeit menschlicher Wohnungen.Band 4 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von Verletzungen der öffentlichen Sicherheit, von Verletzungen durch Schlägereien, Mord, Selbstmord, Zaubereien, Teufeleien, Wunderkuren, Erdrücken, Quetschung, Einsturz, Überfahren, durch Feuer oder Wasser, gefährliche Spiele, Wahnsinnige, fürchterliche Naturerscheinungen, Tiere, von der Misshandlung Sterbender, von der Gefahr, lebendig begraben zu werden, von zu späten Begräbnissen.Band 5 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von der Beerdigung der Toten.Band 6 des "SYSTEM EINER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN MEDICINISCHEN POLIZEY" handelt von der Heilkunst und ihrem Einfluss auf das Wohl des Staates, den medizinischen Lehranstalten im Allgemeinen, vom öffentlichen Unterricht der Heilkunst, von der Anatomie und allgemeinen Physiologie des Menschen, der speziellen Physiologie und Pathologie des Menschen, der allgemeinen Therapie und Arzneimittellehre, der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie, von Chirurgie, niederer Heilkunst und Geburtshilfe, von der Vieharzneikunde und der Prüfung der Heilkünstler." Rüdiger Haag, Johann Peter Frank (1745-1821)und seine Bedeutung für die öffentliche Gesundheit. Diss. Universität des Saarlandes (2009)An almost complete set of the ORIGINAL EDITION. Missing the last two supplement volumes. Having been published over a period of almost fifty years by different publishers, complete sets are practically non-existent.Garrison & Morton No. 1599

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        Histoire des decouvertes faites par divers savans voygeurs dans plusieurs contrees de la Russie & de la Perse, relativement a l'histoire civile & naturelle, a l' economie rurale, au commerce etc. Volumes I, II, III, and IV, Bern/Den Haag, Societe typographique/ P.F.Gosse, 1779-1781, each volume ca. 500 pag., half leather, splendid copy. Illustrated with vieuws and maps. Volumes V and VI missing.

      "Histoire des decouvertes faites par divers savans voygeurs dans plusieurs contrees de la Russie & de la Perse, relativement a l'histoire civile & naturelle, a l' economie rurale, au commerce etc. Volumes I, II, III, and IV, Bern/Den Haag, Societe typographique/ P.F.Gosse, 1779-1781, each volume ca. 500 pag., half leather, splendid copy. Illustrated with vieuws and maps. Volumes V and VI missing.".

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        A CIRCULAR LETTER FROM THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS

      Philadelphia, printed; Boston, re-printed, 1779. 15pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Portion of titlepage clipped away at upper margin, not affecting text. Uniform light tanning. Very good. One of five total printings of this work in 1779, following the official edition, done in Philadelphia. Herein John Jay outlines the fiscal state of the infant nation, in particular light of the growing war debt. The pamphlet was ordered to be printed and distributed to the numerous parishes throughout the nation, to be read by the several ministers at the close of religious services. Jay implores the populace to maintain its resolve, and to be wary of insidious reports that the new government is failing. ESTC W15193. EVANS 16559. SABIN 15515.

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        Revolutionary War List of Clothing Issued to Captain Henry Champion's Company of the Third Connecticut Regiment

      Reading, Connecticut, 1779. Very Good. Autograph Manuscript signed by many Revolutionary War soldiers. Two large leaves of laid paper (with watermark of "GR" and a crown) tipped together. Approximately 8" x 25". Old folds and small tears, very good or better. Headed: "Re[a]ding January 1779. We the subscribers whos names under ritten Due acknoleds that we have received from M. Richards Paymaster by the hand of Liet. Miller the sums that is against our names in part of our wages." Affixed to this is a second sheet with a similar list dated May 8th 1779. The papers contain a long list of soldiers who have signed their names opposite from articles of apparel that they have been given, for instance: "one Pare of Hose 8/6 Andrew Morrison" or "one Pare of overhalls 18/ Champion Harrison".. Altogether nearly fifty signatures, although a few are duplicated. in the margin is noted: "Cap. Champion's Co. Rec'd."

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        Histoire generale des voyages ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome 24, Amsterdam, Harrevelt en Changuion, 1779.

      Geheel leren band uit de tijd met goudopdruk, 8+544 pag. Geillustreerd met kaarten en platen. Dit deel betreft IJsland, Jan Mayen, Nova Zembla en Siberië.

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        Autograph Pay Order Signed by Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull during the Revolutionary War

      Lebanon, Connecticut, 1779. Fine. Laid paper with partial watermark. Approximately 6" x 6". Old folds else fine. Trumbull authorizes payment of Two Hundred Pounds in favor of John Porter for his services as Clerk to the Governor and Council of Safety. The document entirely in Trumbull's hand, in excellent condition, and with a clear and bold signature. Trumbull was Royal Governor of Connecticut and was the only such to support the rebelling Colonies. He remained as Governor for the entirety of the Revolution. Revolutionary War pay order documents are not rare, but this is a better than usual example.

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        Natuurbeschouwer of verzameling van de nieuwste verhandelingen over de drie ryken der natuur, welke thans in Duitschland uitgegeven worden. Edited and translated by P. Boddaert, 2 parts in 1 volume. , 216, , I. du Mee, 1779-1781.

      (16)+160+220 pag., later half cloth. Illustrated with 6 handcoloured plates. B1178.

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        Aristée ou de la divinité. With title vignette & 3 vignettes in the text.

      - Paris (=Haarlem, The author), 1779. 12mo. x,208 pp. Contemporary pastepaper boards. (pastedowns slightly browned; uncut & unopened copy with very ample margins) Rare, as are all his original works, printed in small editions for private circulation only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen.Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp and son, 1796 (vols. I-III), 1800 (vols. IV-VI). 6 volumes. Large 8vo (23 x 14.5 cm).. With wood-engraved illustration on each of the 6 title-pages and 600 numbered engraved plates (100 in each volume), all coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, modern endpapers.

      Bradley III, p. 55; Landwehr, Coloured plates 2; Nissen, BBI 2203; Stafleu & Cowan 3926. First and only edition of the Dutch adaptation of Johannes Zorn's Icones plantarum medicinalium (1779-1790). Each volume contains 100 hand-coloured illustrations of medicinal plants, trees and herbs taken from Zorn, with short descriptions in Dutch (from Houttuyn's Natuurlijke historie) and Latin (from Gmelin's edition of Linnaeus's Systema natura) plus an account of their pharmaceutical applications in Dutch. It was edited by Dirk Leonard Oskamp, Martin Houttuyn and Johan Carl Krauss. With owner's inscription in pencil on the half-titles. Bindings subtly restored. A very good copy, nearly untrimmed.

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        A Treatise on the Culture of the Pine Apple.

      1779 - Together with a description of every species of Insect that infest hot-houses, with effectual methods of destroying them. By William Speechly, Gardener to the Duke of Portland. First Edition. 8vo (206 x 126mm)., v, [8], viii-xvii, [1], 100, [3], 102-186, [2] pp., with the two engraved plates (one folding) the folding letterpress explanation of the plates and the subscribers list. Some occasional staining around the edges, some worming to the front flyleaves (and just marking the title-page slightly) title-page very lightly yellowed but otherwise a good copy. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt, green morocco label to spine, vellum tips (joints split but holding, upper headcap missing). York: by A. Ward, for, and sold by the Author, at Burlington-House, London; and at Welbeck, in Nottinghamshire, [Bound with]: BARNES (Thomas). A New Method of Propagating Fruit-Trees, and Flowering Shrubs: whereby the common Kinds may be raised more expeditiously; and several curious exotics increased, which will not take root from cuttings or layers. Confirmed by repeated and succesful experience. Second Edition. 8vo. 40pp., with the engraved plate showing propagation by the root. A little dusty in places but otherwise fine. London: for R. Baldwin, 1759. A good copy of Speechly's important book on English pineapple cultivation bound with another, rare, pamphlet on hot house fruits. Speechly's first book and the publication that preceded his work on grapes, A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine (1790). Under the patronage of the third duke of Portland Speechly produced this revolutionary study on the growing of pineapples with his primary concern being that they should not be kept at too hot a temperature in the winter (ODNB). As Henrey explains: ?These works by Speechly were the most important on the culture of the pineapple and the vine published during the eighteenth century, and it may be said that they laid the foundation for the improvements which followed? Provenance: Robert J. Hayhurst, modern bookplate on the front pastedown along with a pencil note stating that this volume is from the Cavendish library at Holker. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres d'histoire naturelle et de philosophie....

      Neuchatel:: Samuel Fauche, 1779-1783., 1779. Eight volumes. 4to. Half-titles, fine engraved frontis. port. of Bonnet in Vol. I, engraved title-page vignettes, fine engraved head- and tail-pieces, 2 folding tables, 56 folding engraved plates; wanting 1 leaf of the contents in Vol. VI, pages 423-424. Contemporary tree calf, red and black leather spine labels, richly gilt spines; neat restoration to some spine ends. A BEAUTIFUL STUNNING SET IN THE ORIGINAL TREE CALF. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of the preferred large quarto issue of the scientific and philosophical writings of Charles Bonnet. Bonnet "is considered one of the fathers of modern biology. He is distinguished for both his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." DSB. This is a lovely set in full contemporary tree calf, elaborately decorated spine with red and black calf labels. BM (Nat. Hist.), I, p. 197; DSB, II, p. 286; Gascoigne 10837.6.

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        Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of Swisserland in a Series of Letters to William Melmoth.

      

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        Emilius and Sophia: or, a New System of Education

      Dublin: Potts, 1779. hardcover. very good(+). Translated from the French by Eloisa. 4 volumes. Frontispieces in volumes 1 & 4. Pages are age toned, water stain on one frontispiece, 12mo, contemporary calf with red & black leather labels and gilt stamped spines (rubbed). Dublin: J. Potts, 1779. Small ownership stamp at the bottom of each title page and inside front cover.

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        Die Kunst des reinen Satzes in der Musik aus sicheren Grundsätzen hergeleitet und mit deutlichen Beyspielen erläutert. 2 in 4 Bdn.

      Berlin u. Königsberg, Decker u. Hartung 1774-1779. - Eitner V, 374; Fetis IV,40; MGG VII,952; Hirsch I,272; Bibl. Wolffheim I,736; Schmieder 1195. - Bd. I. in zweiter Auflage (Erstausgabe 1771).- Hauptwerk des Komponisten und Musiktheoretikers K. (1721-1783), der ein Schüler von J.S. Bach war. "Er war ein eiskalter Theoretiker, aber doch ein Schriftsteller von grossem Gewicht. Man hat noch nichts Gründlicheres als seine Kunst des reinen Satzes" (Eitner). [5] Bll., 250, VI S.; [2]Bl., 153 S.; Tit., 232 S.; [2]Bl., 188 S. Mit 3 gefalteten Tabellen u. zahlr. Notenbeispielen im Text. Marmor. HLdrBde.d.Zt. mit Rückenschildchen, Kanten u. Deckel etw. berieben, innen kaum gebräunt u. fleckenfrei. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Versuch einer Grundlehre sammtlicher Kameralwissenschaften zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfalzchen Kameral Hohenschule zu Lautern.

      Lautern im Verlage der Gesellschaft 1779 - 8vo., (16) + 280pp., near-contemporary inscription in ink at head of title, bound in old boards, with sprinkled edges, some wear to spine but still a very good copy. First edition. Written soon after Jung had accepted an appointment as lecturer on agriculture, technology, commerce and veterinary medicine in the newly established College of Cameralism at Kaiserslautern. In 1787 he moved to the University of Marburg as professor of economic, financial and statistical studies. 'As an economic writer, Jung belongs to the philanthropical and eclectic school, with strong absolutistic leanings which flourished in Germany during the second half of the 18th century under the influence of Sonnenfels, and of his theory of the largest possible population. On this last principle, he goes to the extreme of claiming the protection of the police for pregnant unmarried girls, even against their own parents. Land, in his opinion, might be subdivided to the minimum sufficient to supply the subsistence of a family. Jung was opposed to craft monopolies (Gilds), but favourable to the craft system.' [Palgrave, 1926, II, p.494). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eighty Dollars. The United States of North America.

      [Philadelphia], Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1779. 9,6 x 7,5 cm, in Rot u. Schwarz gedruckt, mit zwei Unterschriften in schwarzer u. roter Tinte u. verso mit einem Naturselbstdruck. Nummeriert „No. 69245“ u. eigenh. signiert von Robert Gaither und Daniel Wister (Wistar). Die Rückseite mit einem Naturselbstdruck von einem Erdbeerblatt. Das Banknotensystem für den amerikanischen Dollar mit Naturselbstdrucken wurde von Benjamin Franklin entwickelt. - Knickspuren u. etw. fleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Banknote, Amerika, Eighty Dollars. The United States of North America, Banknoten, Papiergeld, Geldscheine, Bankwesen, Geld, Geldwesen, Geldschein, Banknote, Nature print, Zahlungsmittel, Naturselbstdruck, Naturselbstdrucke

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        THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE & THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION as published in THE ANNUAL REGISTER FOR THE YEAR 1776

      London: J. Dodsley, 1779. Second Edition. Hardcover. Early ink name crossed out on the title page, light to moderate foxing; pages 255 to 258 in the second section lacking, otherwise complete with the entire text of the Declaration and the Articles present. Binding tight with some wear but easily Very Good. Bound in contemporary calf-backed boards. Though not a First Edition, still an early eighteenth-century printing of one of the most desirable volumes of this prestigious series as this year contains two of the most important documents in American history. Where the text states "The history of the present ----- of --------- ------------- is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations," someone has added in ink in an early hand "King of Great Britain.

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        THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE & THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION as published in THE ANNUAL REGISTER ... FOR THE YEAR 1776

      London: J. Dodsley, 1779. Second Edition. Hardcover. Early ink name crossed out on the title page, light to moderate foxing; pages 255 to 258 in the second section lacking, otherwise complete with the entire text of the Declaration and the Articles present. Binding tight with some wear but easily Very Good. Bound in contemporary calf-backed boards. Though not a First Edition, still an early eighteenth-century printing of one of the most desirable volumes of this prestigious series as this year contains two of the most important documents in American history. Where the text states "The history of the present ----- of --------- ------------- is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations," someone has added in ink in an early hand "King of Great Britain.

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        Bound volume of Massachusetts pamphlet session laws passed between

      1779 - MASSACHUSETTS. LAWS. Bound volume of nineteen Massachusetts pamphlet session laws passed between April 14, 1779, and July 2, 1785. Boston: Benjamin Edes & Comp'y / Benjamin Edes & Sons / Adams & Nourse, 1779-1785. Folio. Caption titles, as issued, generally with printer's imprint in a colophon. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, very skillfully executed in period style. Varying paper stocks, as expected, a few of which are foxed, else in fine condition, as described below. Contains numerous laws relating to the Revolutionary War. Eighteenth-century pamphlet session laws are very rare in the trade, as they were normally discarded once the next compiled laws was published, and those that survived have long since gone into institutions. Evans 16344, 16345, 16346 (both sessions), 16837 (both sessions, first lacks 4G2 and second 4M2), 17213, 17214, 17215, 17589, 17590, 17591, 17592 (lacks table at end), 18022, 18588, 18589, 18590, 19078, 19079; Cushing, Massachusetts Laws, 1065, 1068, 1082, 1090, 1099, 1110. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Freymäurerische Versammlungsreden der Gold- und Rosenkreutzer des alten Systems mit zwölf engedruckten Vignetten.

      Amsterdam, (Hof, Vierling), 1779, pet. in 8°, de XVI-304pp., ill. de 12 joiles vignettes gravées dont 11 à mi-page et une au titre, toutes signées Hejonagogerus, cart. époque papier gris-bleu, p. de t. marron, et étiquette dorée au premier plat avec mention "Charlesworth Masonic Library", rousseurs, exemplaire non coupé à toutes marges. Edition originale avec les figures signées, caractéristique du premier tirage. C'est un recueil de 11 instructions maçonniques destinées aux frères de la Rose-Croix d'or d'ancien système. Ecker und Eckhoffen qui était Vénérable de la loge viennoise "Aux sept cieux" (den sieben Himmeln), est connu pour avoir fait la promotion, après le Convent de Wilhelmsbad, du Système maçonnique des "Chevaliers et Frères de la Lumière" (Ritter und Brüder der Licht), et cela avec le soutien du landgrave Charles de Hesse-Kassel. Ce système transitoire et éphémère servira de fondement à celui des "Chevaliers et Frères de Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste d'Asie en Europe", ou frères Asiatiques. Un système mystico-kabbalistique admettant les juifs et qui trouvera refuge au Danemark sous la protection de Charles de Hesse-Kassel. Ce sera le dernier avatar de la Rose-Croix d'or allemande. Il perdurera au Danemark durant tout le XIXe siècle. ¶ Kloss 2646 "Unter den Vignetten der Originalausgabe steht der Name des Kupferstechers Hejonagogerus" - Wolfstieg 42502 "das Original auf gutem weissem Papier..." - Caillet 4226.

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        An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Tranfportation, Imprifonment, and other Punifhment, of certain Offenders

      Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King's moft Excellent Majefty, London 1779 - Pages 1387-1428. [44 p. including cover.] 31 cm. Royal coat of arms on title page. Disbound. Small holes in left margin. Print off-kilter on first page. An act from the reign of King George III.

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        A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies

      Dublin: John Exshaw 1779 - 4 volumes (complete) Contemporary boards, with a recent, sympathetic spine. Inside board of three of the volumes has the bookplate of Richard Harison* (the fourth volume has the ghosting to show that it was there). Frontis illus. of Raynal to vol. 1. Also in vol 1 is a large folding map of the East Indian settlements (all maps are by Thomas Kitchin). Vol.2 contains a large folding map of European settlements in South and Western America. Vol. 3. has a smaller folding map of the West Indies. Vol. 4. contains the folding map of North America. An influential work, a significant portion of which is said to have been written by Diderot and others. The book was condemned by the French Parliament and church dignitaries because of its attacks on the clergy and on Europeans generally for their conduct towards the natives of the Indies. The boards and bindings are very clean and bright - an attractive set. Inside, the 4 volumes have a little foxing and darkening, but overall are very respectable. *Each volume bears the bookplate of Richard Harison esq. Harison was an American lawyer, and in 1778 he refused allegiance to the United States, and so was suspended from the New York bar. This work was published the following year, and he had plenty of time to read it before his readmission to the bar in 1786. Perhaps it was reading of the European’s treatment of their colonists throughout the world that changed his position. Surprisingly in 1789 George Washington made him the first District Attorney for New York in the newly independent America. It was very unusual that such a lucrative post (accruing revenues from the port of New York) would be given to a former traitor - In fact, of Washington’s nearly 100 nominations for cabinet & similar positions - only 2 (including this) were to former Tories. As a flight of fancy, I like to think that Harison quoted this very work in discussions with Washington prior to his appointment. Sabin 68089 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1779 Geography Middleton ASIA Illustrated Mecca Jerusalem CHINA Egypt MAPS War

      London : Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, No. 17, in Pater-noster-Row, MDCCLXXIX [1779]. New edition. - 1779 Geography Middleton ASIA Illustrated Mecca Jerusalem CHINA Egypt MAPS War Charles Theodore Middleton’s “New and Complete System of Geography” is an extensive view into all aspects of world geography. Middleton discusses ancient empires of China, pilgrimages to Mecca, statistics and details on the Mundingo people in ‘Negroland’, and physical aspects of Korea, Siam, Cambodia, Thailand, Tonquin, Japan, and Laos. The appeal of this book, other than the extensive topics, is the incredible illustrations. The illustrations include maps, costumes and clothing, vegetation and nature, portraits of important Asian royalty, war and battle scenes, ships, city views (ex: Jerusalem and Tunis), volcanos and landscapes, architecture, African funeral ceremonies and more! The illustrated depictions of the Egyptian pyramids and mummies is extremely desirable! While not all of the engravings are present, the most desirable is the “Grand Caravan” or the march to Mecca, is present! Item number: #1044 Price: $950 MIDDLETON, Charles Theodore A new and complete system of geography : containing a full, accurate, authentic and interesting account and description of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America : as consisting of continents, islands, oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, promontories, capes, bays, peninsulas, isthmusses, gulphs, &c. and divided into empires, kingdoms, states, and republics : together with their limits, boundaries, climate, soil, natural and artificial curiosities and productions, religion, laws, government, revenues, forces, antiquities, &c. : also the provinces, cities, towns, villages, forts, castles, harbours, sea-ports, aqueducts, mountains, mines, minerals, fossils, roads, public and private edifices, universities, &c. contained in each . also a compendious history of every empire, kingdom, state, &c. with the various revolutions they have undergone : to which will be added, a new and easy guide to geography, the use of the globes, &c. with an account of the rise and progress of navigation, its improvements and utility to mankind : the whole embellished and enriched with upwards of one hundred and twenty most elegant and superb copper plates, engraved in such a manner as to do infinite honour to the respective artists by whom they are executed . London : Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, No. 17, in Pater-noster-Row, MDCCLXXIX [1779]. New edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: vol. 1 (of 2): [2], xxviii, 5-546 p., 49 leaves of plates • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: ESTC 5096; • Language: English • Size: ~14in X 10in (36.5cm x 25.5cm) • Very rare and desirable work that sells for double our asking price Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1044 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vogelschauansicht der Stadt und Umgebung von Freienwalde. - Im Himmel Titelkartusche. ('Prospect der Königl. Amts-Stadt Freienwalde nebst der umliegenden Oder-Bruch und dem Alaunen Werk wie sich solches von dem Punct A praesentiret').

      - Kupferstich v. Wolff in Berlin, dat. 1779, 28 x 47,5

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        The lives of the English poets; and a criticism on their works. [First Issue]

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Williams, Colles, Wilson, Lynch, Jenkin, Walker, Burnet, Hallhead, Flin, Exshaw, Beatty, and White, 1779. Full Calf. Very Good +. First Dublin Edition, collated and complete in three volumes. First Issue, with "partaking his posterity" in line 3 of p. 4, repeated page numbers 143-144 in vol. I, title pages of vols. II and III without oval vignettes. First volume dated 1779 and the preface 'Advertisement' dated March 15 1779, the other vols. dated 1781. 8vo; [4], ii [adverts], 3-144, 143-536; [4], 496; [4], 399pp. Contemporary calf, the spines in six compartments divided by raised bands with burgundy and black morocco lettering pieces gilt. Minor wear to bindings else firm and tight, the contents very good indeed with only light scattered foxing and edge toning. The Lives of the English Poets originally appeared as "Prefaces, Biographical and Critical" to the ten-volume Works of the English Poets, 1779-81 (which itself eventually extended to 68 volumes). This is the first separate edition, pirated, preceding the London separate edition (which was titled 'The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with Critical Observations on Their Works'). It includes two works by Gray, 'A Long Story' and 'Ode for Music,' absent from the later London edition. Courtney & Smith, p. 141; Fleeman 79.4LP/2a(i) and 79.4LP/6a. ESTC Citation No. T116665. In 1779, as Johnson turned 70, infirm and distressed by the deaths and illnesses of those close to him, he somehow managed a final literary project, which proved to be the "ultimate success in his career," according to the ODNB. "This took the form of a series of prefaces to a new collection of the English poets, best-known today as The Lives of the Poets. In a contract signed on 29 March 1777, Johnson had agreed . . . to supply 'a concise account' of some fifty poets . . . The first installment came out in March 1779, the second in 1780, and the third in May 1781. . . setting a new standard for English literary biography. . . . [H]is reading of mainstream poetry from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries remains canonical, by reason of its attention to verbal detail, its decisive judgments, and its robust expression."

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        Carte des Etats de Parme et de Modene avec la partie orientale de la riviere de Gènes.

      Remondini, 1779. Incisione in rame, colorata, mm 473x630. Tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare perfetto con linee di collegamento fra alcune città, eseguite anticamente ad acquerello, peraltro di nessun fastidio. Copperplate, coloured, mm 473x630. From "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example with some lines connecting most important cities, probably drawn in 19th century by watercolour.

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        Vida del Señor San Josef Dignisimo Esposo de la Virgen Maria y Padre putativo de Jesus escrita por. Presbitero, natural del Obispado de Guadalaxara en el Reino de Mexico.

      1779 - En Cesena Año de 1779. Segunda edicion corregida, y aumentada por el mismo autor. En la Imprenta de Gregorio Biasini en la Insignia de Palas. Folio, perg., a la romana. Sello de tampón en portada, antiguo propietario. 276 p., incluyendo frontis grabado: Portrait of Felipe IV, sculp Petrus Villafranca, 1660. With other cover: Vida del Señor San Joaquin y de Señora Santa Ana. Idem ant. 24 p. Capítulo V: Cultos del Sr. San Josef en el Imperio de México, y en todas aquellas partes de la América Septentrional, que pertenecen a los dominios del Rei de España. Cults of San Josef in the Empire of Mexico, and in all those parts of Septentrional America by Oaxaca writer: José Ignacio Vallejo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inträdes-tal, om de mynt-sorter, som i äldre och sednare tider blifvit slagne och varit gångbare uti kejsardömet Japan; hållet för kongl. Vetenskaps-academien, den 25 aug. 1779 [Inaugeral address, on the coins, which in older and later times have been produced and current in the empire of Japan].

      1779 - Stockholm, J. G. Lange, 1779. 8:o 32 pp. & VIII illustrations distributed on four engraved plates. Engraved vignette pasted onto title. Disbound with new grey paper backstrip. Old sprinkled edges. Somewhat closely cut. Final plate with minor soiling. Hesse Svensk numismatisk bibliografi 1686. With a reply on behalf of The Royal Academy of Sciences by Carl Rudenschöld. The plates, which depict Japanese coins and other means of payment, are engraved by F. Akrel from Thunberg's originals. Apart from numismatic descriptions this inaugural address contains many interesting ethnographic eyewitness accounts from the author's own visit to Japan. A considerably enlarged edition in German was printed in 1784. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Thoughts on the times, but chiefly on the profligacy of women, and it's causes. Addressed to every parent - husband - and modest woman in the three Kingdoms. In two parts. Shewing First - the danger of public incontinence ------- the absurdity of our female education ------- the folly, and bad tendency of a fashionable life - and the evils that arise from French refinement - and secondly - How seldom men-midwives are necessary ------ that their practice is dangerous ------ that it is repugnant to modesty - tends to destroy the peace of families, and endanger virtue.

      London printed; and sold by C. Parker. and J. Bew 1779 - 16mo., v + (2) + 4 - 200pp., with the author's name, perhaps his autograph signature, in lower margin of title, contemporary calf, raised bands, morocco label. A fine, crisp, copy with the 18th century armorial bookplate of William Constable F.R.S., F.S.A.> (1721-1791) of Burton Constable. A choice copy. First edition and apparently rare (ESTC finds copies at 5 libraries in B.Isles but elsewhere only at Un. of Toronto). Wellcome III p.45. (The Wellcome copy also with Francis Foster's signature on title-page). What should be called a traditional view of women's role in life, although there is much here about adultery, lust, marriage, extra-marital affairs, boarding school education (bad for girls), fashion, and so forth. Of boarding school education, the author declares that 'though a girl's ideas be as pure as an Angel's on her entrance into a boarding-school - she cannot remain there any time, without being as knowing in the ways of pollution as any nymph in King's Place. It is impossible it should be otherwise - for among a number of girls, there must always be some who are vicious - and one vicious girl, is enough to pollute an hundred' [pp. 17-18]. The second half of Foster's Thoughts on the times> deals with the contentious issue of man midwives who the author contends are not only medically dangerous but compromise 'female virtue'. 'The custom of employing men-midwives unnecessarily is . flagrantly in breach of modesty and decency'. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Collection of Poems by Several Hands

      Printed by J. G. A. Stoupe, Paris 1779 - 16mo. (approx. 5.5" x 3.25"). [3], 199 pages. Brown calf leather binding ruled in gilt on boards. Gilt lines and leather title label, "Hands Poems" on spine. Reddish marbled end sheets. Text in English. Upper right corner of front board is bent and creased and is loose but still attached. Light toning and occasional light spotting to pages. Poems include: "Henry and Emma" by M. Prior; "Amyntor and Theodora" by D. Mallet; "Porsenna King of Russia" by the Rev. Dr. Lisle; "The Traveller and the Deserted Village" by O. Goldsmith; and "The Hermit" by Th. Parnell. Old ink name of Mosby? King on half title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POLITICAL, MISCELLANEOUS and PHILOSOPHICAL PIECES, .

      Printed for J.JOHNSON., London. 1779 - A good to very good copy of this important Franklin work, printed during his life time. 8vo. Pp, xi, [1], 567, [7]. A recent rebind in half leather and new end papers. Portrait frontis, 3 plates one of which is a fold out and a folding chart.There is some browning to some sections but overall a good copy of an uncommon book. ESTC .T56601. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A natural history of English song-birds, including such foreign birds as are usually brought over and esteemed for their singing: Their proper Management, Diseases, and Cures. To which are added, figures of the Cock, Hen, and Egg of each species, exactly copied from nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin, and curiously engraven on copper. with several improvements, under the article of Canary-Birds.

      London: printed for T. Lowndes, No 77, in Fleet-Street, and S. Bladon, in Paternoster-Row, , 1779. Half-Calf. Fine. Small 8vo: [4],107,[3]pp, with a frontispiece and 23 further full-page copper-engraved plates, each showing the cock, hen, and (often) egg of a different songbird. Without the final leaf of advertisements. Recently rebound to period style by Fitterer in half calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands, black morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled boards, end papers renewed. A Fine copy, inside and out, the many plates in rich, dark impressions. ESTC Citation No. T62531. Zimmer, p. 3 (incorrectly identifying the format as 12mo). Lowndes 25. Albin illustrated (and probably wrote) this book on English song birds, which first appeared in 1737; ESTC records seven editions, culminating with this "new edition corrected." Along with denizens of hedgerow and hillside, the author offered information on a domestic favorite in a lengthy section on canaries, here newly expanded, including advice on choosing a bird. Originally produced in a small edition, available in both a luxury colored issue and an issue with black-and-white plates, our later edition features mirror images of the plates from the second edition. It also claims to be the first such work to depict birds' eggs. Albin's opus, A Natural History of Birds (1731), was the first ornithological text to use colored plates, and made him one of the first successful compilers of profusely illustrated natural history books for the general reader. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Willem de Eerste

      Rare first edition absent from the catalog of all major national libraries except for the British Library. 25 beautiful plates engraved by Koming Buys. Sheepskin half mottled tan, smooth spine with 4 large wheels and multiple chains (binding later 1810). Part of title torn damaged top cap, small missing on the tail, joints cracked a tear on the back, otherwise good copy, very fresh inside. The book consists of an epic in verse and 24 songs of life and exploits of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of Holland paper, said William the Silent. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! David Klippink Te Amsterdam 1779 in-4 (24x20cm) 3ff. xiv. 504pp. et 25 planches. relié

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        An universal military dictionary , or a copious explanation of th technical terms used in the equipment, machinery , movements, and military operations of the army

      J MILLAN WHITeHALL 1779 - Internally a very good book, plates all present, some staining a few tears to the edges, but generally clean, The cover boards are detached, so would be suitable for rebinding or repair. This book belonged to Sir George Cockburn with his coat of arms bookplate, the title page has his initials. Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet GCB (22 April 1772 – 19 August 1853) was a Royal Navy officer. As a captain he was present at the Battle of Cape St Vincent in February 1797 during the French Revolutionary Wars and commanded the naval support at the reduction of Martinique in February 1809 during the Napoleonic Wars. He also directed the capture and Burning of Washington on 24 August 1814 as an advisor to Major General Robert Ross during the War of 1812. He went on to be First Naval Lord and in that capacity sought to improve the standards of gunnery in the fleet, forming a gunnery school at Portsmouth; later he ensured that the Navy had latest steam and screw technology and put emphasis of the ability to manage seamen without the need to resort to physical punishment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775; A Voyage to the Pacific ocean. Undertaken, By the Command of His majesty, for...[5 Volume Set]

      W. Strahan ; T. Cadell ; G. Nichol, 1779. 2 works bound together in 5 volumes in uniform contemporary full calf. 'A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775...In which is Included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure During the Separation of the Ships' - W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1779 3rd ed. 4to. 2 volume set. Volume 1: Frontis, xl, 378pp. 36 plates and charts. Plate 1 (Chart of the Southern Hemisphere) torn without loss. Volume 2: (vi), 396pp, 27 plates and charts. AND 'A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, By the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. etc.' - Printed by H. Hughes for G. Nichol and T. Cadell, London, 1785, 2nd ed. 4to. 3 volume set: Volume 1: (x), xcvi, 421pp. 7 plates and charts. Volume 2: (xiv), 548pp. 11 plates and charts. Volume 3: (xiv), 556pp. 6 plates and charts. Bindings rubbed and cracked, heraldic bookplate of Benjamin Clay on front free end-papers in each volume. Lacking the Atlas volume printed to accompany the Voyage to the Pacific. A pleasing set. A heavy set, additional postage will be required for tracked orders outside the UK. (q34). Hard Cover. Good.

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        BIBLIA SACRA VULGATAE EDITIONIS, Sixti V et Clementis VIII Pontif. Max. Auctoritate recognita: Annotationibus, Prolegomenis, Tabulis Chronologicis, Historicis, & Geographicis illustrata a Jo. Baptista Du Hamel... accedunt libelli duo Francisci Lucae Brugensis de Romanis Correctionibus factis, & quae fieri possent, et Josephi Blanchini

      Ex Typographia Balleoniana, 1779. (Codice AN/2949) Due volumi in 4° (cm 29,5) LXXXIV-700, 678-LXII-72 pp. Bella edizione veneziana. Frontespizio in rosso e nero al primo volume con tavola in rame all'antiporta e vignetta in rame ripetuta a entrambi i frontespizi (il secondo in nero, con antica firma), testatine, capilettera, finalini. Nitida e fresca impressione su 2 colonne, ampi margini. Ex-libris a penna alle sguardie dei 2 volumi. Piena pelle coeva, nervetti e scomparti ornati, tasselli e titoli oro, tagli colorati. Lievi sabrasioni alla cuffia del primo volume, per il resto entrambi sono in ottime condizioni. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        An Enquiry how far the RestrictionsLlaid Upon the Trade of Ireland, by British Acts of Parliament, are a Benefit or Disadvantage to the British ... to England in Particular

      Dublin : R. Marchbank for the Company of Booksellers, 1779. x-100 pp. A fine copy, bound in later half morocco over boards.

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