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        Christian Gottlieb Hammer (1779-1864). Überall ist Arkadien. Feder in Schwarz

      - Christian Gottlieb Hammer (1779 Dresden-Dresden 1864). Überall ist Arkadien. Feder in Schwarz auf Bütten, alt aufgezogen. -- Beschreibung: -- Feder in Schwarz auf Bütten, alt aufgezogen. unten mittig signiert und datiert: " C. G. Hammer invt. et del. Dresd. 1855". -- Größe/Size: -- 32,9 x 28,6 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Christian Gottlob Hammer blieb zeitlebens seiner Heimatstadt Dresden verpflichtet. An der dortigen Akademie hatte er ab 1794 studiert, wobei ihn seit 1798 insbesondere Johann Philipp Veith unterrichtete und ihn auch in die druckgraphischen Techniken einführte. 1816 wurde er selbst Akademiemitglied und 1829 schließlich zum außerordentlichen Professor ernannt. Seine Arbeiten waren über den engeren Lehrbetrieb hinaus in breiteren Kreisen beliebt. Johann Wolfgang Goethe beispielsweise schätzeihn als "geschickten Landschaftszeichner", besuchte ihn 1810 in seinem Atelier und erwarb einige seiner Blätter. Die Produktivität Hammers beschränkte sich keineswegs auf das Anfertigen von Zeichnungen. Vielmehr entfaltete er außerdem eine umfangreiche, druckgraphische Tätigkeit, wobei er neben eigenen Zeichnungen auch Vorlagen anderer Künstler reproduzierte. Für die "Bilderchronik" des Sächsischen Kunstvereins schuf er Graphiken unter anderem nach Werken von Johan Christian Dahl, Caspar David Friedrich oder Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Die Druckgraphiken, die auf eigenen Zeichnungen basieren, zeigen häufig Landschaften, insbesondere aus Sachsen, Schlesien und Nordböhmen. Für die 1855 entstandene Zeichnung einer flußdurchzogenen Landschaft, die durch Höhenzüge im Hintergrund abgeschlossen wird, orientierte sich Hammer allerdings weniger an der gesehenen Umwe1t als vielmehr an idealen Landschaftskonzeptionen, wie sie bei den Dresdner Künstlern des späten 18. Jahrhunderts zu finden sind. In Zeiten von Realismus und Pleinair setzt er hiermit nochmals ein eindringliches Mahnmal vergangener Zeichenkunst. Die ruhige, südliche Stimmung der Zeichnung wird durch die Architektur im Mittelgrund ebenso vermittelt wie durch die Staffage. Die Rinderherde etwa, die von einem Hirten über die Brücke getrieben wird, gehört zum üblichen Bestandteil arkadischer Ideallandschaften. Auffallend und dem Blatt einen gänzlich eigentümlichen Charme gebend ist die Art der Linienführung, die Hammer hier sehr stark an das Medium der Graphik anlehnt. Jegliche spontane und impulsiv wirkende Strichführung ebenso wie mögliche Pentimenti, die auf die unmittelbare Schaffenskraft des Künstlers schließen lassen, fehlen in dem vorliegenden Blatt. Auch Schatten- und Flächenwirkung sind mehr den Anforderungen des Stichels nachempfunden als denen der Feder. Gerade hierdurch entfaltet die schöne Zeichnung die strenge Klarheit eines Kupferstiches und drückt damit auf hervorragende Weise Hammers Talent aus, sich den Effekten des jeweiligen Mediums bewußt zu bedienen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Description la plus nouvelle et toutes les Particularites de la Ville de Vienne. .,.

      Wien Kurzbeck 1779 - 230 SS., 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kst.- Plan und 25 ganzs. Kst.-Tafeln m. Ansichten, kl.- 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt. ( m. handschriftl. Rtit.) Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Nebehay, der eine franz. Ausgabe erst aus dem Jahr 1792 kennt. Die Ansichten zeigen alle wichtigen Gebäude von Wien. - Die Ansichten, meist mit deutscher Betitelung, weichen in der Zusammenstellung von Nebehay ab. So ist hier z. B. noch das Palais des Prinzen von Hildburghausen zu finden ( bei Nebehay nur in der 1. Ausgabe von 1774 ).welches in den bei Nebehay aufgeführten Ausgaben aus dem Jahr 1779 durch eine andere Tafel ersetzt wurde. Wahrscheinlich fehlt ein Portrait. - Ob der Text komplett ist, da einige Seiten in verschiedenen Druckvarianten vorliegen, ist schwer zu sagen. Eher scheint mir, daß diese Ausgabe überhastet hergestellt wurde, da man anscheinend nicht einmal Zeit hatte, die Untertitelung der Stiche ins Französische zu ändern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Quae supersunt ex historiae romanae voluminibus duobus, cum integris animadversionibus doctorum, curante Davide Ruhnkenio. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Leiden, Luchtmans, 1779. - circa 21,5 x 14 cm. Kupfertitel, 16 Bll., CXXII, 499 SS.; 2 Bll., SS. 503-1262, 50 Bll. Rotes Maroquin d. Zt. mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel- u. Stehkantenvergoldung, grünem Rückenschild, Marmorpapiervorsätzen und Goldschnitt Brunet IV, 430: "Très-bonne édition"; Dibdin4 II, 525f.: "A very excellent edition"; Ebert 23482: "Diese Ausg. ist ein wahres Muster krit. Tacts und grammat. Gelehrsamkeit, und bis jetzt unbestritten die beste"; Graesse V, 163: "Édition importante"; Schweiger II2, 1130: "Sehr wichtige Ausgabe". - Eines der seltenen Fälle, in denen sich die Bibliographen über die Qualität einer Ausgabe einig sind. Hier zusätzlich in einem würdigen Einband. - Kaum stockfleckig, der schöne Einband gering berieben. Sehr dekorativ.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        La statique des végétaux, et celle des animaux; expériences lues a la Société Royale de Londres.

      l'imprimerie de Monsieur,, Paris, 1779 - 2 Teile in 1 Band. Paris, l'imprimerie de Monsieur, 1779-1780. 8°. XXXII, 390 S.; XXVIII, 256 S. Mit 20 gef. Kupfertafeln und 3 Holzschnittanfangsvignetten. Marm. Kalblederband mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Vgl. Wellcome III, 194. - Osler 1081. - Darmstaedter 1728. - (für die englische Originalausgabe von 1727: Vegetable staticks). - Hirsch III, 26. - Zweite franz. Übersetzung. - Stephen Hales (1677-1761) experimentierte neben seiner Tätigkeit als Pfarrer mit physikalisch-mathematischen Untersuchungen über den Wasserhaushalt und Bewegungen der Säfte bei den Pflanzen und Tieren. Er beschrieb die Zirkulation des Blutes und führte als Erster Blutdruckmessungen durch. - Mit Exlibris und Blindprägestempel. Einband berieben. Innen sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Marm. Kalblederband mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1780

      Philadelphia, 1779. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Contemporary ink signature of Jacob Brickets in margins of titlepage and p.[36]. Small portion of titlepage lacking (about an inch square) repaired with missing portion corrected in manuscript. Outer leaves lightly soiled, else clean and very good. Revolutionary War-era Poor Richard's almanac, containing a list of "Reflections on different Subjects of Morality" and numerous other aphorisms, anecdotes, and medicinal recipes. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations" appears on page [5].

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONORABLE COUNCIL, AND THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND, AT BOSTON, MAY 26, 1779. BEING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELECTION OF THE HONORABLE COUNCIL

      Boston, 1779. Modern buckram, spine gilt. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown, with withdrawal notice. Very good. Lacks the half title. This copy bears contemporary notes on religious subjects on the final blank leaf. An important Revolutionary War sermon by Stillman, pastor of the First Baptist church in Boston. He calls for strict separation of church and state, the end of established churches, and the abolition of slavery - important ideas that would become incorporated into the American political system, some later than others.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF ALL THE MARINE TREATIES SUBSISTING BETWEEN GREAT-BRITAIN AND FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, AUSTRIA, RUSSIA, DENMARK, SWEDEN, SAVOY, HOLLAND, MOROCCO, ALGIERS, TRIPOLI, TUNIS, &c. COMMENCING IN THE YEAR 1546, AND INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE TREATY OF 1763. WITH AN INTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE, EXPLAINING THE FORCE AND MEANING OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE

      Antwerp [i.e. Paris], 1779. Contemporary French half calf and boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Spines professionally restored, some neatly repaired. Light wear to corners and boards. Light scattered foxing to text. In a cloth slipcase. Overall, a very good copy of a rare set. A monumental and fundamentally important set of documents tracing the early course of the American Revolution and events on the North American continent. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains among the earliest, and in some cases the first, European printings of many of the most basic documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE, the Articles of Confederation, and several state constitutions. The series was produced by the French government in order to inform the French public of the origins and course of the American Revolution, and to build and justify support among the French aristocracy and bureaucracy for an eventual Franco-American alliance. With the crucial editorial assistance of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the AFFAIRES... helped accomplish this goal, as well as providing the French people with their first taste of American democratic philosophy. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, though bearing an Antwerp imprint, was actually produced by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was available from the French bookseller, Pissot. The false imprint and the anonymity maintained by the editor served to hide the fact that it was issued by the French government and helped maintain a facade of impartiality. The first issue appeared on May 4, 1776, and publication proceeded through October 1779. The series was edited by Edmé- Jacques Genêt, chief interpreter to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. Genêt was the father of Edmund Charles "Citizen" Genêt, who later caused so much discord in French-American relations during his tenure as minister plenipotentiary to the United States in the 1790s. Edmé-Jacques Genêt produced a similar journal during the French and Indian War, using correspondents in Britain, Spain, and the German states to gather news and information on events in the various fields of battle. He called upon some of those same sources, and cultivated American contacts as well, for AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. Chief among Genêt's American sources was Benjamin Franklin, who arrived in Paris on Dec. 21, 1776, as one of the American representatives seeking an alliance with France. Among the first documents Franklin provided to Genêt was a copy of John Dickinson's draft of the Articles of Confederation. In the United States these were still secret documents which had only circulated in committee in the Continental Congress. The Articles were translated in full and appear in the Dec. 27, 1776 edition of the AFFAIRES..., constituting "the first unrestricted publication in any language of the Articles of Confederation" (Echeverria). Franklin also provided Genêt with American newspapers, copies of his own correspondence, and old essays, all documenting the development of the rift between Great Britain and her American colonies in a light very favorable to the colonists. Franklin also contributed an original essay, COMPARISON OF GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA AS TO CREDIT, IN 1777, to Genêt's journal (printed in the Oct. 18, 1777 "Banker's Letter"). John Adams arrived in Paris in the spring of 1778, and was also very active in supplying Genêt with newspapers, copies of his own letters, and rebuttals to British propaganda. Laura Anne Bédard, a recent student of AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, notes that the journal took a markedly pro- American tinge once Franklin began his contributions. This emphasis carried through the negotiation of the Franco-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce, all the way to the end of the journal's publication in October 1779. With such well placed American contacts, it is not surprising that AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains some of the earliest appearances of many of the basic works of the Revolutionary era. The number of important publications contained in the journal is nevertheless remarkable. The publication of John Dickinson's draft of the Articles of Confederation has already been mentioned. The Declaration of Independence appears in the Aug. 16, 1776 issue of the AFFAIRES... (in the "Banker's Letter") and is the first European printing of that landmark document, preceding other French and British printings by one to two weeks. Durand Echeverria mistakenly identifies a printing of the Declaration in the Aug. 30, 1776 edition of the GAZETTE DE LEYDE as the first French translation, missing its appearance a full two weeks earlier in the AFFAIRES.... Thomas Paine's incredibly influential and wildly popular COMMON SENSE was the first purely political essay published in the AFFAIRES..., appearing in the issue of June 15, 1776. It does not appear in a word-for-word translation, but Genêt reprinted the majority of Paine's text, summarizing the sections he excluded. Gimbel notes only one other French language printing of COMMON SENSE in 1776, bearing a Rotterdam imprint. This is almost certainly its first continental appearance. Genêt also printed several state constitutions as soon as they became available, usually supplied by Franklin and translated by the Duc de la Rochefoucauld d'Enville. The AFFAIRES... includes the first European printings of the constitutions of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Echeverria notes that the two earliest separate French publications printing American constitutions, appearing in 1778, were word-for- word copies, including footnotes, from AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. In the Oct. 2, 1778 issue Genêt reproduced the full text of the Franco-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce, concluded the previous February and not yet ratified. Echeverria accurately calls the AFFAIRES... one of the two "most important publications of American political documents in France during the American war." Along with these vital documents, AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE is filled with thousands of pages of fascinating documents tracing the development of the conflict between Great Britain and her American colonies, and following the actual course of the war. Most issues contain two sections, a "Journal" devoted to the latest news from abroad, and a section of commentary in the form of a "Letter From a London Banker," actually written by Genêt himself. The Journal sections contain excerpts from newspapers, periodicals, and other reports on military campaigns (including letters from British, German, and American soldiers), debates in the British parliament, and accounts of British finances. Included are discussions of British troop strength and reports from numerous British government ministers and parliamentarians including Pitt, Grenville, Burke, Wilkes, and North, among several others. Many of the documents are included in order to gauge British political and popular support for operations in North America, and to discern British financial strength. The contents cover the full range of affairs in North America, from naval strength to Hessian activities, battlefield reports, Indian loyalties, and Canadian affairs. The information is presented in an impartial and balanced manner, with little editorial comment. The pro-American bias comes through, however, in the commentary section in which Genêt, in the guise of the "British banker," transmits opinions on the history and course of the conflict. This section includes political documents and essays, expanded by Genêt's editorial notes. It is in the "Banker's Letters" that COMMON SENSE is excerpted and the Declaration of Independence printed. It also marks the first French appearance of British dissenter Richard Price's important work, OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE OF CIVIL LIBERTY, in which he supports American independence. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE was issued intermittently in parts. It can be bound in a varying number of volumes, and bibliographer Paul L. Ford calls it "one of the most intricate and puzzling studies in collation." Howes notes that sets are made up of "twenty- four parts divided into fifteen volumes," but are usually bound in seventeen volumes. Sabin concurs on twenty-four parts, while LeClerc catalogued an incomplete set of only thirteen parts. Ford throws out the notion of "parts" entirely, giving a complete collation in fifteen volumes. Obadiah Rich asserts that the series was "an imitation or translation of Almon's REMEMBRANCER," but Sabin and Howes both correctly refute this utterly incorrect notion. Howes calls it a "counterpart" to the REMEMBRANCER, while Sabin notes that it is "quite different" from Almon's work. As we have noted, it is a wholly original collection of documents, assembled to provide close reports on the progress of the American Revolution and to pave the way toward the French alliance with the rebellious Americans. The present set is a nearly complete run of AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, containing some ninety- five percent of the entire text. It lacks one volume late in the series, identified as the fifteenth volume in Ford's collation. Several of the indexes are also lacking, as are two small sections of text earlier in the series. As Bédard notes, however, 1779 constituted the waning days of the AFFAIRES..., and most of the information in the final volumes is made up of accounts of French and Spanish military affairs, and they contain little in the way of significant American documentary material. This is only the third copy that we have seen of this extremely rare set. There are complete sets at the University of Virginia, the Library of Congress, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the John Carter Brown Library, and Yale. Paul Ford, in his 1889 article on the work, located incomplete sets at Harvard, Massachusetts Historical Society, the Department of State, New York State Library, Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, Massachusetts (which has John Adams' incomplete set), and one in a private collection. Many of these are no longer at these locations (for example, the New York State Library set was probably destroyed in their 1911 fire, the State Department Library has been dispersed, etc.). "So little known, that no satisfactory account of it exists" - JCB. "Essential for the Revolutionary period" - Sabin. "Of singular importance for the history of the period covered; but, owing to its rarity, and to the extreme bibliographical confusion in its parts and volumes, it has been singularly neglected as historical material" - Larned. "Collection des plus importantes pour la periode de la revolution des Etats-Unis" - LeClerc. A rare and fundamentally important collection of documents on the early years of the American Revolution, in many cases containing the earliest European printings of several iconic works of American history.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Ueber die Geschichte der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst. Bey Gelegenheit einiger neuern darüber geäußerten besondern Meynungen. Nebst der vorläufigen Anzeige des Inhaltes seiner Geschichte der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1779. - 4°. 56 S. - Beigebunden: Derselbe. Ueber Bibliographie und Bibliophilie. Ebendort. 1793. 32 (2w) S. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit, unbeschnitten. Zu I: Erste Ausgabe seines "mit Spannung erwarteten, leider aber nicht vollendeten" Werkes, dessen Herausgabe er zwar als wissenschaftliche Lebensaufgabe ansah, von dem aber nur wenige Bogen gedruckt wurden. - Zu II: Erste Ausgabe seiner letzten Schrift. Sie "war bestimmt. zu Gunsten der national deutschen Fracturschrift einzutreten, der er durch Schnitt geschmackvoller Typen selbst bedeutsame Fortbildung hat angedeihen lassen" (ADB). - Breitkopf (1719-1794), einer der führenden Drucker und Verleger seiner Zeit, führte die von seinem Vater übernommene Firma zu Weltruhm. Er schuf die nach ihm benannte Fraktur und führte erstmals das Hochdruckverfahren für den Druck von Musiknoten ein. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen. - ADB 3, 298 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Historiarum libri qui supersunt omnes. 12 Bände.

      Mannheim, Societatis literatae, -1783. 1779 - ca, 4000 SS. Mi1 1 gest. Titelvignette in Kupfser sowie 11 Holzschnittvignetten a.d. Titelblättern. Ldr.bde.d.Zt. mit Rsch. Vollständiges Exemplar dieser umfangreichen römischen Geschichte. - Kleiner Stempel einer Adelsbibliothek a.d. Titelblättern, einigen Kapitale und Einbanddecken leicht berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Rückenschild des 12 Bandes fehlt, ansonsten blütenweisses und dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Andreas Moser]
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        Glaubensbekenntniß veranlaßt durch ein Kaiserl. Reichshofrathsconclusium. 24 S. Halblederbd d. Z. auf 5 Bünden (Ecken und oberes Kapital beschabt) mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin, August Mylius, 1779. - – Beigebunden: 1. Semler, Johann Salomo. Antwort auf das Bahrdische Glaubensbekenntnis. 8 Bl., 119 S. Halle, Hemmerde, 1779. – 2. (Bahrdt, Karl Friedrich). Kurze Erklärung über Herrn Doktor Semlers Antwort auf das Bahrdtsche Glaubensbekenntniß. 8 S. Berlin, A. Mylius, 1779. – 3. Semler, Johann Salomo. Das Bahrdtsche Glaubensbekenntniß widerlegt nebst den beiden Gutachten der theologischen Facultäten zu Würzburg und Göttingen über das Bahrdtische N. Testament im Auszug. 56 S. Erlangen, F. a. Schleich, 1779. – 4. Gutachten zweyer theologischer Facultäten der Würzburgischen und Göttingischen. 64 S. Berlin und Leipzig, George Jacob Decker, 1779. – 5. (Kayser, J. A.). C. F. Bahrdts Glaubensbekenntniß widerlegt von Orthonoëte. 48 S. O. O. 1780. – 6. Horrer, Georg Adam. Untersuchung des Bahrdtischen Glaubensbekenntnisses. 16 S. O. O 1779. – 7. (Wagner, Johann Ehrenfried). Schreiben eines Schulmeisters im sächsischen Gebirge an seinen Nachbar über das Bahrdtische. 32 S. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1780. – 8. (Wettengel, Friedrich Traugott). Ein Wort der Liebe an Herrn C. F. Bahrdt, wegen Seines Glaubensbekenntnisses. 22 (recte 32) S. O. O 1779. Einzigartiger Sammelband zu Bahrdts Glaubensbekenntnis, der zentralen Schrift des bis heute unterschätzten Aufklärers, der immer wieder wegen seiner fortschrittlichen Ideen mit der Orthodoxie in Konflikt geriet. Während seiner Englandreise wurde Bahrdt wegen seiner freigeistigen Ideen, besonders aber seiner 'Neuesten Offbarungen Gottes' in Abwesenheit vom Reichshofrathsconclusum in Wien seiner Ämter enthoben und des Reichs verwiesen. Auf die 'Neuesten Offanbarungen Gottes' beziehen sich die beiden Gutachten der theologischen Fakultäten. Bahrdt flüchtete daraufhin von Dürkheim nach Halle in preußisches Hoheitsgebiet, wo Glaubensfreiheit gewährt wurde. Er veröffentlichte von dort sein Glaubensbekenntnis, eine glänzend geschriebene Verteidigung seiner Vorstellung der Trennung von Religion und Moral. Er fasste "seine Heterodoxie in ein kurzes Glaubensbekenntniß zusammen, worin er die christliche Religion bis auf die Knochen abschälte und nichts als ein bloßes Gerippe von kahlem Deismus mit moralischen Bettlerlappen behängt, übrig ließ. B. hatte gleichwol damit von der lutherischen Kirche sich nicht lossagen wollen. Erst in Halle . schlug durch des Philosophen Eberhard und des Pädagogen Trapp Einfluß die Sterbestunde für seinen Offenbarungsglauben" (Frank in der ADB). Die Schrift erregte immenses Aufsehen und provozierte eine Flut von Gegenschriften, Nachdrucken und Kommentaren. Die vier wichtigsten Grundschriften dieser Auseinandersetzung zwischen Bahrdt und seinem einstigen Protektor Semler sind in diesem Sammelband enthalten.– Wenige zarte Bleistiftanstreichungen. – Goed. IV 822, 54 beta und 55 beta (Bahrdt); Jacob/Majewski 363 und 364. – Beibände: Goed. IV 822, 54 II. i u. k (Semler), l (Kayser), a (Horrer), n (Wagner), e (Wettengel); Jacob/Majewski 527 u. 529, 476, 470, 547, 559 u. 563. – Alles erste, oft einzige Ausgaben, so ein einzigartiger Sammelband.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        Geschichte von Amerika von dessen Entdeckung an bis auf das Ende des vorigen Krieges - 2.- 4. Bd, Bd 1 fehlt - Titelkupfer, teils farb. Falttkarten etc. - 1779 (The history of America, from its discovery by Columbus to the conclusion of the late war)

      Schwickertscher Verlag, Leipzig 1779 - Vollst. Titel: Geschichte von Amerika von dessen Entdeckung an bis auf das Ende des vorigen Krieges. Nebst einem Anhange, welcher eine Geschichte des Ursprunges und des Fortganges des gegenwärtigen unglücklichen Streites zwischen Groß-Britannien und seinen Colonien enthält, von William Russel Esq. (Orig.: The history of America, from its discovery by Columbus to the conclusion of the late war : With an appendix, containing an account of the rise and progress of the present unhappy contest between Great Britain and her colonies) Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Pappeinband mit Lederrücken, 5 echte Bünde, Rückentitel und Rückendekoration goldgeprägt, roter Farbschnitt; Band 1 fehlt! Band 2: 752 S. Mit einem Titelkupfer von F. Cortez, laut Anmerkung des Herausgebers waren die zum ersten und zweiten Band bestimmten Karten bei Veröffentlichung der Bände vom Künstler nicht fertiggestellt, sollten jedoch zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt nachgeliefert werden; Band 3: 660 S. Mit einem Titelkupfer von F. Pizarro; Band 4: 480 S. Mit einem Titelkupfer von George Washington, nebst Register und 4 teils farb. Falttkarten im Anhang, hiervon 3 zu Band 1 - 3 gehörend (siehe oben): Weltkarte; Alle Bände in Fraktur; Einbände etwas berieben, etwas bestoßen, etwas angeschmutzt, Band 2 und 3 mit sehr kleiner Buchwurm-Spur am Einband, Schnitte kaum berieben, minimal angeschmutzt, Seiten leicht lichtrandig, gering angeschmutzt, kleiner Besitzerstempel auf den Rückseiten der Titelbätter, Band 4 mit sehr kleiner Buchwurm-Spur im Anhang, insgesamt altersgemäß guter Zustand. ca. 1600 gr. Size: 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Verlag IL Kunst, Literatur & Antiquariat]
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        Descriptions des arts et métiers, ... Tomes X & XI : La pêche

      1779. relié. DeCollection. A Neuchatel, 1779. 2 volumes in-4 (26 x 20 cm) reliure pleine basane tachetée du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièces de titres bordeaux, tranches rouges, vol. X : 550 p. 22 planches ; vol. XI : 692 p., 36 planches. Frottements sur les plats et usures marquées sur les coins, sinon, bon état des feuillets et planches. Ouvrage contenant les connaissances de l'époque concernant la pêche et les poissons suivants : saumons, esturgeons, morue, merlan, colin, lieu, hareng, alose, daurade... illustrés de 58 très belles planches en taille-douce (poissons de différentes espèces, techniques de pêche, d'aquaculture, pause de filets...).

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        Manuscript Envelope Front

      New York 1779 - According to a previous owner, this is the undated front of an envelope in Lafayette's handwriting. Not dated, but circa 1779, with a New York postmaster's stamp having "Jan 13" but no year. The slightly faded handwriting reads: "Daniel Jackson (esq.?) of the Revolutionary / Army / Boston / Massachuset". A previous owner has written in ink in the lower right corner "Handwriting of La fayette". The British occupied New York City from the later 1770's through 1783, so I don't know how Lafayette could send a letter during the war, unless the post office was outside the city, and was from a New York state post office. Measures about 2-3/4 inches by 5 inches, is somewhat soiled, with 3 closed edge tears. Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der Mensch in seinen verschiedenen Lagen und Ständen für die Jugend geschildert. Mit 50 Kupfer-Tafeln ( Tafelband ).

      Augsburg Joh J Haid 1779 - gest. altkol. Tit. und 50 Kupferstich-Tafeln von Em. Eichel n. Ch. Erhart ( 3 altkol.), 8° (19 x 16,5 cm), neuere HLwd. ( min. ber., Deckelbez. part. l. aufgehellt). HKJL III, 871; Gier-J. 511; nicht b. Wegehaupt. - Einzige Ausgabe. - Seltenes Bilderlehrbuch mit Abbildungen zur Menschheitsgeschichte: von Adam und Eva bis Kriegsführung und Städtebau und eine Vielzahl von Berufsdarstellungen ( 1 bis 4 Abbildungen je Tafel), so u.a. Bäcker, Bierbrauer, Buchdrucker, Färber, Gerber, Koch, Lehrer, Metzger, Müller, Orgelbauer, Papiermacher, Perückenmacher, Tabakfabrik, Uhrmacher, Weinkelter, Zimmermann, Salzherstellung, Zuckerherstellung und Bergbau.- Titel und die Tafeln 1 bis 3 koloriert. Durchgängig fingerfleckig. Einige Tafeln für die Neubindung bis an den Plattenrand oder bis an die Darstellung beschnitten. - Seltenes und vollständiges Tafelwerk mit einem hübschen Bergbau - Exlibris; ohne den Textteil! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

      Dublin: S. Price, 1779. 1st. Hard Cover. Good. First Irish Edition. 5 x 8 inches., [20], 508 pp. 1 (of 2) copper-engraved plates, p.279. Period full calf, endpapers replaced. Covers worn, lacking map and one plate; some staining, a few pencil notations, ink notes on plate; otherwise good condition.The remaining plate is Indian artifacts including a peace pipe. The first edition of the book was published in London the preceding year. Account of exploration into the interior of North America by an Englishman seeking a transcontinental waterway. Carver penetrated farther to the west that any English explorer before the Revolution. Notwithstanding the lack of substantial contributions to geographic knowledge, Howes notes that "his book...stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." Field 251; (Graff 622); Howes C215; Sabin 11184.

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        Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Panckoucke, 1779. Fine. Chez Panckoucke, à Paris 1779-1780, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp., quatre volumes reliés. - First Edition. Half time Calf. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in brown sheepskin. Gaps on spine of Volume IV. A small loss in tail of volume III. Friction. Pretty good copies, fresh. All volumes were 24 pieces. Many of these pieces were originally intended for children of Orleans with the Countess of Genlis handled. The roles are held by children. Madame de Genlis, inaugurating a new genre in the theater, a theater by and for children. In the final volume, the preface states that this book is only for children of artisans and merchants. It goes without saying that none of the parts is not without a certain moral action of which it is the proof. Volume I: Hagar in the desert; Beauty and the Beast; The vials; The happy isle; The spoiled child; The curious; The dangers of the world. Volume II: The blind Spa; The dove; Cécile or sacrifice of friendship; Generous enemy; The good mother; The intriguing. Volume III: The ball of children; The traveler; Vathek; False friends; The magistrate. Volume IV: The rosière Salency; The milliner; The laundress; The bookseller; The truly wise; The portrait. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en basane brune. Manques aux coiffes du tome IV. Un petit manque en queue du tome III. Frottements. Assez bons exemplaires, bien frais. L'ensemble des volumes rassemble 24 pièces. Bon nombre de ces pièces furent à l'origine destinées aux enfants d'Orléans dont la comtesse de Genlis s'occupait. Les rôles y sont tenus par des enfants. Madame de Genlis inaugurait ainsi un genre nouveau dans le théâtre, un théâtre fait par et pour des enfants. Dans le dernier volume, la préface précise que ce volume est uniquement destiné aux enfants d'artisans et de marchands. Il va sans dire qu'aucune des pièces n'est sans une certaine morale d'action dont elle est la démonstration. Tome I : Agar dans le désert ; La belle et la bête ; Les flacons ; L'isle heureuse ; L'enfant gâté ; La curieuse ; Les dangers du monde. Tome II : L'aveugle de Spa ; La colombe ; Cécile ou le sacrifice de l'amitié ; Les ennemies généreuses ; La bonne mère ; L'intrigante. Tome III : Le bal d'enfans ; Le voyageur ; Vathek ; Les faux amis ; Le magistrat. Tome IV : La rosière de Salency ; La marchande de mode ; La lingère ; Le libraire ; Le vrai sage ; Le portrait.

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        Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale Tagliato Sul L'Equatore. / Emisfero Terrestre Settentrionale Tagliato Sul L'Equatore.

      Venice: Antonio Zatta 1779 - Together 2 sheets. Each image c. 31.5 x 41.5 cm. Original outline colour. Two maps of the the northern and southern hemispheres. The southern hemisphere map featues Australia shown in outline. Blank on versos. Both maps in very good condition.

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        Sammelband mit 2 juristischen Schriften: 1. Primae Lineae Iuris privati principum speciatim Germaniae. 2. Sylloge Commentationum Ius Privatum principum illustrantium.,

      Göttingen, Viduae Vandenhoeck, 1779, 1768. - 124 S. und 240 S. Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen. Bezugspapier z.T. wellig. Am Rücken mit starken Beschädigungen.Innen sauber. Die ersten 17 Seiten des ersten Teils mit Marginalien von alter Hand. "Johann Stephan Pütter (* 25. Juni 1725 in Iserlohn; † 12. August 1807 in Göttingen) war ein deutscher Staatsrechtslehrer und Publizist. Johann Stephan Pütter wurde als Sohn eines Iserlohner Kaufmanns geboren, seine Mutter entstammte der Iserlohner Pastorenfamilie Varnhagen. Seine Bildung erhielt er ausschließlich von einem örtlichen Pfarrer als Hauslehrer. Durch diesen lernte er nicht nur Latein und Griechisch, sondern auch Hebräisch, Chaldäisch und Syrisch. Daher wäre er beinah Orientalist geworden, bis ihn der Tod des Vaters veranlasste, die juristische Tradition von Teilen der Familie fortzusetzen. Pütter begann sei Studium mit kaum 13 Jahren zunächst an der Universität Marburg unter anderem bei Christian Wolff, wechselte 1739 an die Universität Halle (wo er mit Gottfried Achenwall Freundschaft schloss) und beendete sein Rechtsstudium an der Universität Jena. 1744 habilitierte er sich in Marburg, 1746 wurde er als außerordentlicher Professor der Rechte an die Universität Göttingen berufen, wo er trotz mehrerer weiterer Rufe bis zu seinem Lebensende verblieb, wohl nicht zuletzt, weil er dort die Fürsprache und schützende Hand seines Förderers David Georg Strube genoss. Selbst Angebote als Minister nach Braunschweig, als Reichshofrat nach Wien oder als Reformator des Rechtswesen nach St. Petersburg zu gehen, schlug Pütter aus. Dreimal allerdings war er 1764, 1790 und 1794 als Gesandter des Kurfürsten von Hannover (damals in Personalunion König von England) bei den Kaiserwahlen in Frankfurt. Pütter war (wie Achenwall; s.o.) Mitglied der 1743 gegründeten Freimaurerloge "Zu den drey Löwen" in Marburg. Die Pütterstraße im Stadtzentrum Iserlohns erinnert an den großen Sohn der Stadt. Werk [Bearbeiten] Titelblatt: Historische Entwicklung der heutigen StaatsverfassungIn der juristischen Praxis machte sich Pütter als Verteidiger in einem Prozess gegen einen hessischen Offizier einen Namen, der in Notwehr einen Untergebenen getötet hatte. In diesen und anderen Reichsgerichtsprozessen machte er sich einen Namen und wurde ein gesuchter Rechtsvertreter vor allem adeliger Kreise. „Seinerzeit galt Pütter als der wohl bedeutendste und erfolgreichste Staatsrechtslehrer, wenn nicht Rechtslehrer überhaupt. ( ) Durch Pütter wurde Göttingen zum Mekka der Adepten des Staats- und Verfassungsrechts".[1] Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter des alten Reichsstaatsrechts. Pütters weitverbreitete Handbücher haben die Auffassung verbreitet, dass das Heilige Römische Reich aus wirklichen Staaten zusammengesetzt sei.[2] Seine Schriften zur Rechts- und Verfassungsgeschichte jedoch machen ihn auch zum ersten echten Verfassungshistoriker.[3] Bedeutende Schriften Pütters sind u.A. sein Entwurf einer juristischen Encyclopädie und Methodologie, das Gutachten Büchernachdruck, nach Grundsätzen des Rechts geprüft und Historische Entwickelung der heutigen Staats-Verfassung des Teutschen Reiches. Pütters Beitrag zur Elementa iuris naturae von 1750 kann als eher gering eingeschätzt werden und ab der dritten Ausgabe wurde dieses Werk nur noch von Achenwall fortgeführt.[4] Seine Kenntnisse bezog Pütter nicht nur aus der Literatur sondern er unternahm - wie bei bedeutenden Staatsrechtlern seiner Zeit üblich - eine ausgedehnte Studienreise zum Reichskammergericht in Wetzlar, zum Reichstag in Regensburg und zum Reichshofrat in Wien. Seine Vorlesungen waren die am meisten besuchten, seine Lehrbücher waren begehrt und erzielten hohe Auflagen. Sein bekanntestes Werk, Die Entwicklung der deutschen Staatsverfassung schrieb er im Auftrag der Königin von England. Einige Historiker meinen, dass erst durch ihn das Staatsrecht zu einer Wissenschaft wurde. Er war auch einer der Ersten, die anstatt des üblichen Latein Deutsch als Unterrichtssprache benutzten. Sein freier un [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

      Dublin: S. Price, 1779. 1st. Hard Cover. Good. First Irish Edition. 5 x 8 inches., [20], 508 pp. 1 (of 2) copper-engraved plates, p.279. Period full calf, endpapers replaced. Covers worn, lacking map and one plate; some staining, a few pencil notations, ink notes on plate; otherwise good condition.The remaining plate is Indian artifacts including a peace pipe. The first edition of the book was published in London the preceding year. Account of exploration into the interior of North America by an Englishman seeking a transcontinental waterway. Carver penetrated farther to the west that any English explorer before the Revolution. Notwithstanding the lack of substantial contributions to geographic knowledge, Howes notes that "his book...stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." Field 251; (Graff 622); Howes C215; Sabin 11184.

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        Trials for Adultery: or, the History of Divorces.

      London: Printed for S. Bladon, 1779. - One of the Earliest of "The Genre of Pornographic Trial Reports"[TRIALS FOR ADULTERY. uniform title]. Trials for Adultery: or, the History of Divorces. Being Select Trials at Doctors Commons, for Adultery, Cruelty, Fornication, Impotence, &c. From the Year 1760, to the present Time. Including the whole of the Evidence on each Cause. Together with The Letters, &c. that have been intercepted between the amorous Parties Taken in Short-Hand , by a Civilian. London: Printed for S. Bladon, 1779-1780. First edition. Volumes 1-6 only (of 7).Six octavo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 197 x 124 mm.). 392; 392; 404, 384; 426 (of 428); 406 pp. Twenty-one (of twenty-four) fine engraved plates. Volume I lacking two of the engraved plates (Daly, facing p. 39, and Draper, facing p. 20), and clean inner marginal tear on Q4 (pp. 5/6); Volume II with light marginal stain on 3A4 (pp. 59/50); Volume IV, Z3 (pp. 87/88) trimmed at fore-margin; Volume V, Z3 (pp. 55/56) trimmed at fore-margin and lacking last leaf 3H4 (pp. 305/306) "Address to the Public" (verso blank); Volume VI lacking one engraved plate (Grosvenor, facing p. 114).Contemporary full calf, covers decoratively bordered in blind, spines with four wide raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt and blind in compartments, two green morocco labels lettered in gilt, blind-stamped board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt. Some minor wear to a few corners, otherwise a near fine set. Armorial bookplate (unidentified) on front paste-down of each volume and early ink signature of Thos. Grant at top of title-pages.Trials for Adultery was published over a period of two years and was completed in seven volumes with thirty engraved plates. Because of their 'pornographic' nature some or all of the plates are often not found. In our set three of the plates have been excised by a previous owner."The genre of pornographic trial reports was fully developed in the late 1770s, a fact which is borne out by the publication in seven volumes of a special collection of interesting cases, Trials for Adultery: or, the History of Divorces. The editor remarks to the reader that 'conjugal infidelity is become so general that it is hardly considered as criminal; especially in the fashionable world'. In view of the many erotic and obscene prints contained in the seven volumes, the moral justifications offered in defence of the publication of the trial reports appear quite ridiculous, if not hypocritical. Mostly erotic, but occasionally also obscene, such pictorial material now became a standard feature of trial reports for the rest of the century" (Paul-Gabriel Boucé. Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century Britain, p.128). Although fairly near the 'mark' for a "legitimate" publication of their date, it is probably unfair to call the plates obscene, however who could resist "Captain Gambier and Lady Knowles habited in loose Gowns and toying together" (volume VI, 'Admiral Knowles, against Captain Gambier', facing p. 21), "Mrs. Draper importuning her husband's Apprentice to go with her into the Bedchamber" (volume II, 'Richard Draper against Elizabeth Draper', facing p. 1), or "Mr. Wade & Mrs. Campbell discovered in a critical Situation by William Jenkins" (volume IV, 'John Hooke Campbell against Elizabeth Eustatia Campbell', facing p. 34). The publisher has been described by Raven as "the enterprising Samuel Bladon, warehouseman of Andrew Millar, investor in newspapers, and accounting adept"; his shop "a noted repository of old plays, was singled out by book trade chronicler Thomas Rees for 'its affluence of dust and soot'" (James Raven. The Business of Books: Booksellers and the English Book Trade 1450-1850, p.174). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Demonstracion Critico - Apologetica del Theatro Critico Universal que dio a luz el R.P.M. Fray Benito Geronymo Feijoo. Tomo Primero [de dos]

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1779. 4to.; 20 hojas, 482 pp. Leves rastros antiguos de humedad en las primeras diez hojas.

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        Willem de Eerste EDITION ORIGINALE

      Te Amsterdam: David Klippink, 1779. Fine. David Klippink, Te Amsterdam 1779, in 4 (24x20cm), 3ff. xiv. 504pp. et 25 planches., relié. - 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! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare absente du catalogue de toutes les grandes bibliothèques nationales exception faite pour la British Library. 25 belles planches de Buys gravées par Koming. Reliure en demi basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse avec 4 grands fers et multiples roulettes (reliure plus tardive 1810). Pièce de titre déchirée coiffe supérieure abimée, petit manque sur celle en queue, mors fendillés, une déchirure sur le dos, sinon bel exemplaire, à l'intérieur très frais. L'ouvrage consiste en une épopée en vers et en 24 chants de la vie et des exploits de Guillaume Ier de Nassau, Prince d'Orange, Stathouder de la Hollande, dit Guillaume le Taciturne.

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        Narrazione apologetica.

      - Stockholm, presso Enrico Fouget cavalliere del real Ordine di Wafa, 1779. "Della presente edizione si trovano alcuni esemplari in Ginevra presso M. Teron l'Aine, in Amburgo auf den Hamburgifchen Adress Comptoir." In-4 carré (200x160 mm.), di cc. 2, pp. 148. Un ritratto del Gratarol inciso in rame dal Giaconi (applicato al foglio di guardia interiore) e in fne un "Avviso" a stampa ripiegato in fine aggiunti solo in questo esemplare. Bell'esemplare con lievissime fioriture appartenuto a Giacomo della Lena, per molto tempo viceconsole spagnolo a Venezia, la cui firma di possesso è visibile sul foglio di guardia anteriore. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino porpora. Tagli spruzzati. Prima edizione, arricchita solo in questo esemplare da un ritratto del Gratarol inciso in rame dal Giaconi e da un «Avviso» a stampa rivolto dal Gratarol a tutti i «creditor perdenti» a causa della nota confisca dei suoi beni. Il Gratarol, segretario del senato veneto, divenuto amante di Caterina Dolfin-Tron, all'epoca musa ispiratrice dei lavori letterari di Carlo Gozzi, fu messo alla berlina da quest'ultimo come libertino. Per salvare la sua reputazione fu costretto a fuggire da Venezia e a rifugiarsi a Stoccolma, dove scrisse questa narrazione contro il geverno veneto, denunciandone intrighi e corruzione. Condannato in contumacia, visse a Stoccolma, poi in Inghilterra, quindi a Lisbona, negli Stati Uniti e in Brasile. Morì durante un viaggio verso il Madagascar. La stampa e diffusione di questo velenoso libello fu vietata in Venezia sotto pena di morte. Assai significativa la provenienza del nostro esemplare, segnato autografo da Giacomo della Lena, la cui presenza fu quanto mai vivace in seno alla cultura e alla società veneziana sul cadere del secolo XVIII. Bibliogr.: Cicogna, 3219 (e cfr. 3211-3213). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels Through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

      8vo. Rebound in full calf with compartments and gilt spine lettering. (18pp), xiii, 508pp. Engraved full-page plate. Modern binding and endpapers are fine, while text block is good plus to very good. Moderately age toned throughout, with occasional bits of foxing; lacks map and one plate. First Irish edition, appearing after the 1778 London first edition and apparently before the 1779 London second edition. Reaffixed to the new front pastedown is an armorial bookplate that purports to be that of George Washington -- but alas our research shows this is spurious, as it bears neither the chain lines nor the well-known slip-of-the-burin scratch near lower right that are hallmarks of authentic Washington plates. This example is also not one of the forged bookplates that appeared in a couple hundred volumes in a New England auction in 1863, nor is it one of the late 19th century restrikes made from the original copper plate by well-meaning Washington descendants. Carver's influential account traces his travels further inland than any other Englishman prior to the Revolution, and served as inspiration to Lewis and Clark and other explorers. NEW HOWES C 218 note. SABIN 11184.

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        Manifiesto de los motivos en que se ha fundado la conducta del Rey Christianisimo respecto a la Inglaterra con la Exposicion de los qu han guido al Rey neustro Senor para su modo de proceder con la misma Potencia

      De Orden de S. M?en la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, [Madrid 1779 - First Spanish edition. pp. [2], 43. 1 vols. 8vo. French replying to Charges by the British concerning the American War. Rare. Spanish translation of the French sovereigns' "Exposé des Motifs de la conduite du Roi, relativement à l'Angleterre" published the same year. The French pamphlet was a reply to charges made by the British that the French had been helping the Americans in the war. To the French pamphlet Edward Gibbon wrote "Memoire Justificatif pour Servir de Réponse à l'Exposé". Sabin 44282; Adams "American Controversy" 79-37 for the French translation Recent mottled sheep, green morocco label. Ex-library with bookplate and small stamp on several pages, some margins and paginations trimmed, small hole on final leaf, else very good [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La predicazione. Traduzione dal francese LEG. CON Il mondo come va'. Visione di Babouc scritta da lui medesimo D. M. D. V.

      s.e. (Francesco Rossi), s.l. (Siena) 1779 - 3 voll. in 16 rilegati in 1, pp. 100; 29 + (1b). Legatura in p. pg. coeva. La prima opera, dal titoloÂ'La predicazione', e' la primaÂtraduzione italiana, senza indicazione di luogo ed editore, ma soloÂdella data (1779),Âdi un'opera anonima attribuita a Voltaire uscita nel 1766 con il titolo 'De la predication par l'auteur du dictionnaire philosophique' e attribuita a Voltaire proprio per l'artificiosa indicazione inserita nel titoloÂdi 'opera dell'autore del dizionario filosofico', espressione che scompare, invece, nella traduzione italiana. Anche la seconda, 'Il mondo come va'. Visione di Babouc' e' la prima e unica traduzione italiana di un racconto allegorico-filosofico di Voltaire 'Le monde comme il va, vision de Babouc', pubblicato nel 1748, e poi con titolo leggermente diverso nel 1749. Qui lo scrittore immagina che l'angelo Ituriele, uno degli spiriti che presiedono agli imperi del mondo, esasperato dalle follie e dagli eccessi dei Persiani, invii lo sciita Babouc a Persepoli perche' gli riferisca cosa accade e gli permetta di decidere se la citta' deve essere sterminata o rieducata. Babouc vede davanti a se' episodi di crudelta', licenziosita' e superstizione ma anche esempi di coraggio, saggezza e generosita' da parte degli uomini. Ituriel decide allora di lasciare che 'il mondo vada come vada' poiche', anche se non tutto va bene, tutto e' pur sempre passabile. Di queste due opere si fa riferimento inÂBloch eÂMckenna inÂ'L'identification du texte clandestin aux XVII et XVIII siecle', 1999, p. 253, nota 50. In particolare, secondo gli Aa., 'La predicazione' sarebbe stata stampata a Siena, presso Francesco Rossi, come si evince dal 'Catalogo de' libri stampati e che si vanno stampando. da Francesco Rossi.' che fa riferimento, per l'appunto, a questa edizione. Entrambi i testi, 'La predicazione' e 'La visione di Babouc' compaiono inoltre elencati nel catalogo del 1785 del libraio napoletano Porcelli (con l'attribuzione di La predicazione a Voltaire). Mentre un esemplare di 'La predicazione' e' presente nella Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati di Siena, aggiungono gli Aa. che nessuna traduzione di il Monde comme va, sconosciuto alle bibliografie, e' stato finora rintracciato. ITA

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        Oeuvres complettes EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Moutard, 1779. Fine. Chez Moutard, à Paris 1779, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), xiij, (3) 445 pp. et (4) 387 pp. et (4) 427 pp. et 407 pp. et 381 pp. et (4) 469 pp., relié. - First Edition collective adorned with a portrait frontispiece, which is Gabriel Henri Gaillard. Full mottled calf time. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Head cover of Volume I threadbare, the volumes V and VI partly frayed. Volume VI of the upper jaw split in mind. Some corners bumped. Good copy. We can not let Belloy as a great playwright despite the success of his plays, especially the incredible national and popular success of the Siege of Calais. Yet the value of this edition of the theater and the world of letters in the eighteenth is important. Every part of the author is indeed accompanied by many elements, prefaces, memoirs, letters, notes and research that explain not only the public reception, but also quarrels with the party of philosophers, support and disavowal of Voltaire. As a writer, trying to resurrect Belloy classical tragedy, his essay on the tragedy of public taste then reflected (Gluck had set to music Racine in his opera Iphigénie en Tauride) approached; classical tragedy became in the second half of the eighteenth nationalist literary model, yet contemporary style of the invention of a new theater, the Diderot. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective, ornée d'un portrait au frontispice, que l'on doit à Gabriel Henri Gaillard. Reliure en plein veau d'époque marbré. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête du tome I élimée, des tomes V et VI en partie élimées. Mors supérieur du tome VI fendu en tête. Quelques coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire. On ne saurait louer Belloy comme un grand dramaturge malgré le succès de ses pièces, et surtout l'incroyable succès national et populaire du Siège de Calais. Pourtant l'intérêt de cette édition sur le monde du théâtre et le monde des lettres au XVIIIe est importante. Chacune des pièces de l'auteur est en effet accompagnée de nombreux éléments, préfaces, mémoires, lettres, notes et recherches qui explicitent non seulement l'accueil du public, mais aussi les querelles avec le parti des philosophes, le soutien puis le désaveu de Voltaire. En tant qu'écrivain, Belloy cherche à ressuciter la tragédie classique, son essai sur la tragédie dont le goût du public se rapprochait alors en témoigne (Gluck avait mis en musique Racine dans son opéra Iphigénie en Tauride) ; la tragédie classique devint alors dans la seconde partie du XVIIIe un modele littéraire nationaliste, modèle pourtant contemporain de l'invention d'un nouveau théâtre, celui de Diderot.

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        Report from the Committee who were appointed to consider the Several Returns, which have been made to the Order of the House of Commons of the 16th Day of December 1778,

      London: , 1779. That there be laid before this House, an Account of Persons convicted of Felonies or Misdemeanours, and now under Sentence of Imprisonment, in the Gaols and Houses of Correction in the City of London, and the Counties of Middlesex, Essex, Kent, Herts, Surrey, and Sussex … Foolscap quarto (333 × 200 mm). In later blue paper wraps. Housed in a black cloth flat back box. Stab-holes visible, title page somewhat browned and a little soiled, the rest of the contents toned. and with one or two minor paper flaws, very good. First edition, extremely uncommon and important parliamentary report which was instrumental in initiating the establishment of the penal colony at Botany Bay, and with it British colonisation of Australia. Of this first edition Copac locates copies at BL, and Bristol Central Library only, OCLC adds Duke and the University of Melbourne; Yale and National Library hold copies of a 1784 reprint. In 1779 a parliamentary committee was set up to consider the appalling conditions in Britain's prisons, overcrowding, malnourishment, disease, child prisoners, and above all lack of employment, a situation further exacerbated by the miserable state of the hulks on the Thames. The testimony of Richard Akerman, "the vigilant, the humane keeper of Newgate" (from his memorial at St. Alphege, Greenwich), was representative and revealing. Asked how the prisoners could subsist on a penny a day, he explained that "they did not; most of them being supplied with Money and Provisions brought by their Friends; and that for those who were poor and friendless, he provided, at his own Expence coarse Pieces of Meat, and made Broth". The new gaol, developed beginning in 1770, was "far more commodious and airy", with fewer now unhealthy, but "he had often observed a Dejection of Spirits among the Prisoners … which had the Effect of Disease, and many had died broken-hearted …". The convicts "had no Employment, there being no Place for them to work in", and the number of inmates was overall "very inconvenient, and if the young and robust had not been removed to the Hulks, it would have been impossible to have kept them in Order; as it was, they frequently stole from Strangers who came to see them, and robbed one another". Asked why it was that so many condemned to the hulks remained in Newgate, Akerman replied that "there was not Room on board the Vessels to receive them". The other objective of the committee was to weigh the various possibilities "relating to the Transportation of Offenders to Foreign Parts". North America, in a state of revolution, was no longer an option, as testified by Duncan Campbell, twenty years a private contractor transporting felons to Virginia and Maryland, who declared the alternative destinations in Canada and "upon the frontiers of Florida" unrealistic. John Roberts, former governor of Cape Coast Castle, thought that there might be possibilities at Yanimarew, a centre for the African slave trade, "about 400 Miles from the Mouth of the River Gambia", where "the King of Yanimarew would be very glad to have any White People settled in his Country", and recommended that perhaps 150 men and 60 women might be sent at first "to try the Experiment". However it was the evidence offered by Joseph Banks, based on his Australian experiences as a naturalist with Cook on Endeavour, that seemed most persuasive. Directly asked which place "in any distant Part of the Globe" he would consider best to transport a colony of Felons "whence their Escape might be difficult, and where, from the Fertility of the Soil, they might be enabled to maintain themselves, after the First Year", he unhesitatingly suggested Botany Bay, adducing a wide range of factors in its favour: "He apprehended that would be little Probability of any Opposition from the Natives … he saw very few … and had Reason to believe that the Country was very thinly peopled … the Climate was similar to that about Toulouse … the Proportion of rich Soil was small in Comparison to the barren, but sufficient to support a very large Number of People; there were no tame Animals, and he saw no wild Ones … but observed the Dung of what were called Kangerous, which were about the Size of middling Sheep, but very swift and difficult to catch …there were no Beasts of Prey, and he did not doubt that our Oxen and Sheep, if carried there, would thrive …there was great Plenty of Fish … The Grass was long and luxuriant, and there were some eatable Vegetables … Abundance of Timber and Fuel, sufficient for any Number of Buildings". Asked further if he believed that, given time, "the Mother Country was likely to reap any Benefit from … Botany Bay?", he said that he did not doubt that such a colony once established would "furnish Matter of advantageous Return". In his rôle as "what his close friend, William Eden, Lord Auckland, facetiously described as HM minister of philosophic affairs, that is, a virtual minister for science" (ODNB), Banks's compelling testimony was crucial in convincing the committee that it would be of "Public Utility if the Laws which now direct and authorize the Transportation of certain Convicts to … North America, were made to authorize the same to any other Part of the Globe that may be found expedient"; and the authority of Banks's evidence determined Botany Bay, "on the Coast of New Holland, in the Indian Ocean" was eventually chosen. Inscribed on the title page by Sir Charles Bunbury, the "good-natured but neglectful sporting gentleman who preferred the company of grooms and jockeys", who chaired the committee to George Townshend, first marquess Townshend, hero of Quebec, and until lately Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. An excellent copy of this little known, but highly influential parliamentary paper.

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        The unfortunate Englishman: or, a faithful narrative, of the distresses and adventures of John Cockburn, and five other English mariners; viz Thomas Bounce, John Holland, Richard Banister, John Balman and Thomas Robinson Who were taken by a Spanish Guarda Costa, in the John and Anne, Edward Burt, Master, and set on shore at a place call'd Porto Cavallo, naked and wounded Containing a journey over land from the Gulph of Honduras to the Great South Sea, wherein is some new and very useful discoveries of the inland of those almost unknown parts of America As also an account of the manners, customs, and behaviour of the several Indians inhabiting a tract of land of 2400 miles, particularly of their dispositions towards the Spaniards and English The fourth edition

      London: printed, and sold by all the booksellers, in town and country. 1779. 12mo., 164pp., with a fine engraved frontispiece*, well bound in the 20th century in cloth boards with printed spine label. A very good copy with the 18th/early 19th century signature 'Herbert'> in margin of frontispiece. A rare printing. See Sabin 14098. Of this printing ESTC finds copies at N.L.Ireland + John Carter Brown + Wisconsin-Madison + NYPL. A frequently printed but rather important narrative which for many years was looked upon as little better than a romance due to the 'distresses and adventures' Cockburn and his men faced. Cockburn and the five other pirates were taken prisoner by the Spanish Coastguard in 1730. they eventually escaped from jail in San Pedro Sula in Honduras, crossed the Isthmus to San Salvador and travelled to Panama overland. * The graphic frontispiece portrays 'The Muskitoe Indians plundering the town of Cheriqui and burning a Spanish priest'.>

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        Iphigenie en Tauride Tragédie en Quatre Actes [Par Mr. Guillard, Mise en Musique et Dédiée A La Reine]. Répresentée pour le Premiere fois par l'Academie Royale de Musique le mardi 18 Mai 1779. Prix 24 livres. [Full score].

      Des Lauriers [without PN] [between 1779 and 1792], Paris - Second edition, first issue. Hopkinson 46A (a). Wotquenne 46 (pp. 215-16). Lesure p. 239. RISM G2816. "Iphigénie en Tauride was given on May 18, 1778, with excellent singers; Rosalie Lavasseur sang Iphigénie, Larrivée Oreste, Legros Pylade, and Moreau Thoas. The opera had a great success immediately, and even Grimm wrote of it - I do not know whether this is melody, but perhaps it is something better. When I hear Iphigénie I forget I am at the opera; I seem to be listening to a Greek tragedy, with music by Lekain and Mlle Clarion. It was the crowning point of Gluck's career. Guillard had provided an excellent libretto, more classical than Goethe's poem, less Christian and more ruthless; and Gluck had seized on the contrast between Scythians and Greeks, upon the perfectly dramatic figures of Iphigenia and Orestes, and had produced a work which both re-created a part of Greek tragedy and at the same time foretold a new world." Cooper: Gluck p. 258. While Marie-Antoinette is not actually mentioned on the title, she was the queen to whom the work is dedicated. Hopkinson describes a later issue with a new title without the dedication (46 A [c]).Georges van Parys (1902-1971) was a French composer of operetta and film music. Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with mid-tan leather label with decorative border gilt lettered "Romagnat" to upper, edges colored in red. 1f. (title), 211, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.With blank overpaste to title with later manuscript note in pencil: "On a caché par cette [.] un nom [.] d'une personne qui a été guillotinée[:] Marie-Antoinette" (by this overpaste, a name of a guillotined person has been obscured: Marie- Antoinette). Labels to verso of upper board: printed advertisement of "Husson Marchand Papier" to upper left corner; "Ex libris Georges van Parys" (in the shape of a G clef) to center. Bass figures entered throughout: pp. 1-31, 164-70, and 174-end in pencil, otherwise in ink.Some moderate browning; occasional creasing and staining. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Calvarienberg, 1774.

      1779 1779 - Radierung, 1779, von P. Haubenstricker (1750-1793), nach Schmidts Altargemälde im Dom zu Waitzen, auf Bütten. 30,7:16 cm. Literatur: Andresen/Heller 1; Garzarolli-Thurnlackh 3, I (von III). – Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit breitem Rand. Provenienz: Sammlung J.N. Seiler (1793 München – Kempten 1876), nicht bei Lugt. Haubenstricker war ein Schüler Schmidts und als Maler und Radierer tätig. Er schuf insgesamt 5 Radierungen nach dessen Gemälden.

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        Glaubensbekenntniß veranlaßt durch ein Kaiserl. Reichshofrathsconclusium. 24 S. Halblederbd d. Z. auf 5 Bünden (Ecken und oberes Kapital beschabt) mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin, August Mylius, 1779.. - Beigebunden: 1. Semler, Johann Salomo. Antwort auf das Bahrdische Glaubensbekenntnis. 8 Bl., 119 S. Halle, Hemmerde, 1779. - 2. (Bahrdt, Karl Friedrich). Kurze Erklärung über Herrn Doktor Semlers Antwort auf das Bahrdtsche Glaubensbekenntniß. 8 S. Berlin, A. Mylius, 1779. - 3. Semler, Johann Salomo. Das Bahrdtsche Glaubensbekenntniß widerlegt nebst den beiden Gutachten der theologischen Facultäten zu Würzburg und Göttingen über das Bahrdtische N. Testament im Auszug. 56 S. Erlangen, F. a. Schleich, 1779. - 4. Gutachten zweyer theologischer Facultäten der Würzburgischen und Göttingischen. 64 S. Berlin und Leipzig, George Jacob Decker, 1779. - 5. (Kayser, J. A.). C. F. Bahrdts Glaubensbekenntniß widerlegt von Orthonoete. 48 S. O. O. 1780. - 6. Horrer, Georg Adam. Untersuchung des Bahrdtischen Glaubensbekenntnisses. 16 S. O. O 1779. - 7. (Wagner, Johann Ehrenfried). Schreiben eines Schulmeisters im sächsischen Gebirge an seinen Nachbar über das Bahrdtische. 32 S. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1780. - 8. (Wettengel, Friedrich Traugott). Ein Wort der Liebe an Herrn C. F. Bahrdt, wegen Seines Glaubensbekenntnisses. 22 (recte 32) S. O. O 1779.. Einzigartiger Sammelband zu Bahrdts Glaubensbekenntnis, der zentralen Schrift des bis heute unterschätzten Aufklärers, der immer wieder wegen seiner fortschrittlichen Ideen mit der Orthodoxie in Konflikt geriet. Während seiner Englandreise wurde Bahrdt wegen seiner freigeistigen Ideen, besonders aber seiner 'Neuesten Offbarungen Gottes' in Abwesenheit vom Reichshofrathsconclusum in Wien seiner Ämter enthoben und des Reichs verwiesen. Auf die 'Neuesten Offanbarungen Gottes' beziehen sich die beiden Gutachten der theologischen Fakultäten. Bahrdt flüchtete daraufhin von Dürkheim nach Halle in preußisches Hoheitsgebiet, wo Glaubensfreiheit gewährt wurde. Er veröffentlichte von dort sein Glaubensbekenntnis, eine glänzend geschriebene Verteidigung seiner Vorstellung der Trennung von Religion und Moral. Er fasste "seine Heterodoxie in ein kurzes Glaubensbekenntniß zusammen, worin er die christliche Religion bis auf die Knochen abschälte und nichts als ein bloßes Gerippe von kahlem Deismus mit moralischen Bettlerlappen behängt, übrig ließ. B. hatte gleichwol damit von der lutherischen Kirche sich nicht lossagen wollen. Erst in Halle ... schlug durch des Philosophen Eberhard und des Pädagogen Trapp Einfluß die Sterbestunde für seinen Offenbarungsglauben" (Frank in der ADB). Die Schrift erregte immenses Aufsehen und provozierte eine Flut von Gegenschriften, Nachdrucken und Kommentaren. Die vier wichtigsten Grundschriften dieser Auseinandersetzung zwischen Bahrdt und seinem einstigen Protektor Semler sind in diesem Sammelband enthalten.- Wenige zarte Bleistiftanstreichungen. - Goed. IV 822, 54 beta und 55 beta (Bahrdt); Jacob/Majewski 363 und 364. - Beibände: Goed. IV 822, 54 II. i u. k (Semler), l (Kayser), a (Horrer), n (Wagner), e (Wettengel); Jacob/Majewski 527 u. 529, 476, 470, 547, 559 u. 563. - Alles erste, oft einzige Ausgaben, so ein einzigartiger Sammelband.

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        Only two weeks before John Paul Jones would utter the words "I have not yet begun to fight" aboard the Bonhomme Richard, provided to him by King Louis XVI, the French King issues a rare circular on protecting "? my possessions in America by increasing my naval forces, I was determined to take reprisals and to attack England in her own colonies ?"

      Versailles, September 9, 1779. 9.5" x 14". "Partly-printed Circular Letter Signed with a secretarial signature, ""Louis"", 2 pages, 9.5"" x 14"", Versailles, September 9, 1779, and countersigned by an unidentified court official, to François de Narbonne-Lara, Bishop of Everaux (1720-1792) instructing him to lead his parishioners in the signing of ""Te Deum"" to pay tribute to the victories of Admiral d'Estaing over the British in the West Indies. Light soiling and toning, minor loss at upper left corner not affecting text, minor partial separations along expected folds, glassine strip along verso of bifolium spine, clean vertical cuts (likely to accommodate a ribbon that is no longer present) run along each margin, else very good.The circular reads in full (translated): ""Your Lordship Bishop of Evreux Motives which forced me to turn through arms to obtain satisfaction that I have requested too long, are known all over Europe. Dignity of my Crown and what I owe to my subjects, did not permit that I defer any longer to avenge repeated insults done to my flag, and protect commerce in my States and to re-establish liberty of seas, by repelling attacks from a Nation usurpation plans that my moderation seemed to make bolder. After having provided for my Kingdome safety and for my possessions in America by increasing my naval forces, I was determined to take reprisals and to attack England in her own colonies. In Africa, Senegal and different forts on the coast, owned by the English have been captured or destroyed. In America, San Domingo Island was surprised by my frigates and my troops, that Marquis de Bouillé, Governor General of my Island of Martinique, has lead into this expedition. More recently, frigates and troops sent by Count d?Estaing, Vice- Admiral, and commanding my naval forces in America, seized Saint-Vincent Island. Finally, at three to four at night last July, my troops, under Count D?Estaing commandment, who was marching ahead, took, with drawn sword, forts in Island of Grenada and took seven hundred prisoners, constrained to surrender at their own discretion, as well as the Governor, and to abandon their flags, more than one hundred canon pieces, sixteen mortars and a large number of sea buildings that were under batteries protection. Two days later, an English squadron, twenty-one vessels strong, and commanded by Admiral Biron, bringing under his escort four thousand landing men, had approached Island of Grenada, intending and attempting to recapture it over my troops. Count d?Estaing had my vessels rig, offered and delivered combat to the King of England squadron, forced it to take flight, after having crippled several of his vessels, and retained conquest. Success of these diverse expeditions, which my Officers, my Troops and their Crew and my vessels deployed all resources and energy of French value, as well as in their different combats done at sea since beginning of hostilities, is attributed only to favors that the army God, who knows the uprightness of my intentions and my desire for peace, wants to grant to justice and to my cause. It is to pay public homage and my gratitude to him, and to beg of him to continue his divine protection of me, that I am writing this letter to you, to let you know that my intention is for you to have the Te Deum sang in Church Cathedral and others in your Diocese, and that you invite to this ceremony those who are used to attend. And now, I pray God to have your Lordship Bishop of Evreux in His grace. Written in Versailles, September nine one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine."" Pleased with his successes in Africa and the West Indies, Louis XVI ordered all the dioceses of France to sing the Te Deum in d'Estaing's honor, which they did on Sunday, September 12, 1779. In Paris, grand illuminations were staged in the admiral's honor (Dussieux, Notices historiques sur les généraux et marins du XVIIIe siècele, 1889, 271-272). This would prove to be the apex of d'Estaing's career. As Louis XVI celebrated his gains in the West Indies, Charles Hector, compte d'Estaing (1729-1794) was sailing north toward Georgia where he would participate in the failed attempt to recapture Savannah from British control. Although he made a gallant effort to take the Georgia capital, and was wounded twice in the action, he found himself out of favor in court of Louis XVI upon his return to France. Apparently Benjamin Franklin jokingly suggested that France should provide America with the names of other 'gifted' admirals (Schiff, Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of America, 2006, 220). D'Estaing turned to politics and supported the French Revolution of 1789 and was named an admiral by the National Assembly in 1792. However his testimony in defense Marie Antoinette during her 1793 trial, he was charged with being a reactionary and was guillotined in 1794. As Louis XVI was exhorting his parishioners to sing d'Estaing's praises, France and Spain were assembling a vast fleet to attempt an invasion of England. John Paul Jones, aboard the Bonhomme Richard, a converted French merchant vessel donated to the Americans by a French shipping magnate, offered a welcome diversion sailing into the Irish Sea leading a five-ship squadron. Sailing around Scotland and into the North Sea, Jones' ships crated panic along the British coasts. On September 23, 1779 he engaged the 50-gun frigate HMS Serapis. Outgunned, the British demanded his surrender, to which Jones replied (although probably apocryphally), ""I have not yet begun to fight!"" His own ship sinking after suffering numerous broadsides from the British, Jones's crew managed to lob a grenade which ignited a large quantity of gunpowder aboard the Serapis?"compelling the British to surrender. For his victory, Louis XVI honored him with the title of Chevalier. The recipient, François Narbonne-Lara, served as Bishop of Gap from 1764 to 1773 and Bishop of Everaux from 1773. In 1791, he refused to swear allegiance to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy and emigrated to Italy. He died in Rome in 1792.Rare. We have not encountered another example of this printed circular in private hands. "

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        Raccolta di opuscoli scientifici e letterarj di ch. autori italiani. Tomo primo. (Poi, dal tomo quarto): Raccolta ferrarese di opuscoli scientifici e letterari di ch. autori italiani. Tomo Quarto ( - ventesimo quinto).

      Giuseppe Rinaldi (poi Coleti ) 1779-96, Ferrara (Poi Venezia) - 25 voll. leg. in 15, in 8, pp. (16) + 220; (20) + 176; 192 con 1tabella f. t. piu' volte rip. ; XLIV + 256 con 1 tav. f. t.; XIV + 220con 1 tav. f. t.; XIV + (2) + 192 + (2) con 1 tav. f. t.; XII + (2) + 228; (12) + 228 con 1 tav. f. t.; 8 + 200 con 1 tav. f. t.; (8) + 212 con 1 tav. f. t.; (24) + 212 con 3 tavv. f. t. ; XII + 204 con 1 tav f. t. ; XVI + 220; XVIII + 222; VIII + 216; VIII + 208 con 2 tavv. ; VIII + 224; VIII + 232; VI + (2) + 228; VIII + 228 con 1 tav. f. t. ; VIII + 224 + (2) con 1 tabella f. t. ; VIII + 232 con 1 tabella; VIII + 224 con 1 tav. f. t. ; VI + (2) + 232; VI + (2) + 256. P. pg. coeva con tasselli al d. Pochi danni a un volume. Raccolta completa di questa pubblicazione scientifica e letteraria, iniziata nel 1779 dall'Abate Antonio Meloni di Cento, in Ferrara presso lo stampatore Rinaldi. Nel primo anno anno vennero pubblicati tre numeri. L'anno successivo, a partire dal quarto volume, la stampa venne spostata a Venezia, presso il Coleti e pure la direzione venne affidata al figlio di questo, Giandomenico, che pubblico' quattro numeri nel 1780 come anche nel 1781. Uno nel 1782 e nel 1783, due nel 1784 e '85, uno nel 1786, '87, '88 e '89. Dopo una interruzione la stampa riprese nel 1792 e uscirono ancora tre numeri nel 1793, '95 e '96. Molti furono gli argomenti trattati, in particolare le scienze fisiche (Giordano Riccati), l'antiquaria e l'archeologia ma anche il diritto nelle sue tesi piu' avanzate come la pubblicazioneÂoriginale della traduzione dell'opera sulla tortura del Seigneux De Correvon. Compaiono anche scritti di donne quali Maria Fortuna, Bianca Saibante Vannetti ecc. Nel 1796 compare uno dei primi saggi sulla pellagra opera di G B. Uccelli. DiamoÂun sommario elenco degli articoli: Andres - Lettera sopra una dimostazione el Galileo; Dalla Fabra - IntornoÂalle febbri; Andes -ÂDissertazione sopra le cagioni della scarsezza de' progressi delle scienze; Vincenzo MontiÂ- Prosopopea di Pericle; G. Riccati - Del moto di discesa e di ascendimento dei corpi solidi nei fluidi; Rubbi - Elogio di B. Castiglione; Affo' - Vita del Card. Sforza Pallavicini; G. Riccati - Due generi di resistenza cheÂnascono dall'inerzia; L. Barbieri - De motu; T. Temanza - Degli Scamilli impari di Vitruvio; Rubbi - La vaniglia; Castellani - Lettere mediche; Seigneux De Corevon - Saggio sopra la tortura;ÂT. Bonati - Nuova curva isocrona; De Termeyer - Esperienze e riflessioni sulla torpedine; Dionisi - De primi abitanti di Verona; Affo' - Vita di Donna Giulia Gonzaga; Riccati G. - Del moto d'un corpo discendente; Minzoni G. B. - Discorso sullo stato presente del Po di Lombardia; G. F. De Tuschis - Observatio aurorae borealis visae noctis. Senigalliae; Saibante Vannetti Bianca Laura - Lettera intorno alla curiosita' delle donne.; Fortuna Maria - Riflessioni sull'abuso della poesia con alcune sue rime; Minzoni G. B. - Ragionamento intorno vari emergenti che riguardano gli argini dei fiumi e specialmente dell'Arno; Gaeta R. - Lettera all'Abate P. Frisi intorno alla dottrina degli azzardi applicata ai problemi delle probabilita' della vita, pensioni vitalizie ecc.; Trieste P. - Sopra l'agro di Asolo nei bassi tempi ;ÂAlberti F. -ÂNotizie antiche modene riguardanti Bevagna; G. Coleti - Notae et siglae quae inÂnummis et lapidibus apud romanos obtinebant;ÂGregori - Riflessioni sopra l'antico porto e fiume della citta' di Aquileia; G. Riccati - Lettera al Sig. Bortolami Prof. diÂcembalo e contrappunto; Natali - Dissertazione sopra l'antico fiume Timavo; Alberti - Ragguagli del museo aperto nel 1787 nelle nuoveÂstanze della residenza del Magistrato di Bevagna; Uccelli - Sopra le osservazioni medico prtiche sulla malattia chiamata pellagra. ITA

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        Histoire de l'astronomie moderne depuis la fondation de l'école d'Alexandrie jusq'à l'époque de MDCCXXX.

      chez les Freres De Bure,, A Paris, 1779 - Tre volumi di cm. 25,5, pp. xvi, 728; (4) 751 (1); (4) 415 (1). Con 18 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate f.t. Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzano, dorsi a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro su doppi tasselli. Tagli marmorizzati (rossi per il terzo volume). Esemplare con qualche brunitura sparsa, piccole mancanze alle cuffie, ma complessivamente genuino e ben conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alexander Hamilton pens a letter which George Washington then signs, updating New York Governor George Clinton on the progress of Sullivan's Expedition against the Iroquois in 1779

      West Point, August 31, 1779. 7.25" x 11.75". "Important Letter Signed, ""Go:Washington,"" 1 page, 7.25"" x 11.75"", West Point, August 31, 1779 to New York Governor George Clinton, the body of the letter accomplished in the hand of Alexander Hamilton. Some minor marginal chips and tears do not affect text, light evening toning, weak horizontal folds reinforced on verso, else very good. Washington's letter reads in full: ""Dear Sir, I have the honor to inclose the copy of a letter [not present] of yesterday from Major General Heath , which, as it states to a matter of civil concern, I think it may be my duty to you Excellency?" In a letter of the 20th from General Sullivan he finds me the copy of one from General Clinton, by which and by what he mentions himself, the junction was to have been formed the next day. Lt. Col Pawling did not join at Anaquaga [sic, Onaquaga, a large Iroquois village near present-day Windsor, New York]?"nor had he been hard of""Docketed in an unknown hand on the verso: ""Genl Washington's Letter August 31, 1779 - covering[?] a Letter from Genl Heath respect[ing] Plunders at the Lines.""The first portion of Washington's letter, as evidenced by the docket, concerns a persistent problem that plagued ""the Lines"" ?" essentially a wide swath of no-mans-land that existed between British-occupied New York City and Western Long Island and the Continental Army manning positions in New Jersey, Connecticut and upstate New York. The region, which included modern-day Newark, Fort Lee, White Plains and other places today associated with the New York City suburbs, were frequently raided by both rebel and tory militias. The anarchy that ensued allowed the region to become haven for bandits and highwaymen who took advantage of the situation. (At this writing, we have been unable to source the content of the letter from Heath that Washington forwarded on to Clinton).He then offers intelligence to the New York governor on the status of Sullivan's campaign against the Iroquois, undertaken in response to the Loyalist and Indian attacks on the Wyoming Valley and other settlements in northern Pennsylvania and New York State the previous year?"in particular the notorious raid on Cherry Valley. In early 1779, Washington authorized the General to assemble three brigades to march north from Easton, Pennsylvania, while a smaller force, under the command of General James Clinton to be organized at Schenectady and move southward to join with Sullivan's men at Tioga. In addition, General Daniel Brodhead led concurrent expedition from Pittsburgh into the Iroquois country that was to ostensibly link up with Sullivan and Clinton?"but due to a variety of factors confined his raids to far western New York. As Sullivan predicted, James Clinton's forces rendezvoused with his forces on August 21, 1779 (without the contingent commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Pawling). On August 26, the combined forces began a destructive campaign against the Iroquois, culminating in the Battle of Newtown on August 29 which proved to be a complete victory for the Continental Army. During their march, Sullivan's men put forty Iroquois villages to the torch, destroying homes and crops, leaving much of the population homeless and starving during the ""hard winter"" of 1779-1780. Albert Pawling was commissioned a second lieutenant in June 1775 and served as brigade major of Clinton's Brigade from November 1775 to May 1775. In June 1776, he became a captain in DuBois' New York Regiment and was promoted to major in Malcom's Continental Regiment in January 1777. In 1779, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and subsequently full colonel of the New York Levies to the close of the war. An earlier draft of this letter, also in Hamilton's hand (but not signed by Washington) resides in the collections of the Library of Congress."

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        A PAY ROLL OF CAPT. SILVS. SMITH'S COMPANY IN THE REGIMENT OF FOOT WHEREOF TIMOTHY BIGELOW ESQR. IS COL. MADE UP FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1779 [manuscript caption title]

      [Providence. 1779].. Broadside, 19 1/2 x 15 inches. Docketed on verso, signed by Gen. John Glover. Old folds. Slight loss, repaired, to central vertical fold and edges. Lightly soiled. Silked. Good. Revolutionary War payroll document for the company of Capt. Silvanus Smith, part of the 15th Massachusetts regiment in Glover's brigade. The payroll muster contains details on seventy-nine men, listing their rank and time to be paid, together with the wages paid them. Total wages were £179/17/4. The document is certified on the verso, where it is written: "I do swear that the within pay roll is true without fraud to these United States or to any individual according to the best of my knowledge. [signed] Joseph Brown, En. for Capt. Smith." It is further attested below, where it is signed by Brig. Gen. John Glover: "Sworn before me in Providence this 12th day of March 1779. [signed] John Glover BGeneral." John Glover (1732-97) was a Massachusetts fisherman and soldier who was involved with the state militia for many years before the Revolution. Rising through the ranks, he eventually commanded the regiment that manned the boats in Washington's historic crossing of the Delaware River. In 1778 he was stationed in the Hudson Highlands to keep watch for a British advance, where he would stay for the remainder of the war.

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        Account of a Comet", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 71, (Read April 26, 1781),1782, pp. 492-501

      FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST RECORDED DISCOVERY OF A NEW PLANET. Prior to William Herschel's discovery, astronomers had only known of the existence of five planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Mercury. Herschel's "discovery [was] unprecedented in human history" (Lemonick, The Georgian Star, 74). Handsome, half-calf bound extract complete with three fold-out copperplate engravings. In 1779, the amateur British astronomer William Herschel undertook "his first review of the heavens, in which he examined stars down to the fourth magnitude. In August of that year he began a second review, more systematic and extensive than the first, and concentrated on the discovery of double stars" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vi, 328). Herschel used telescopes of his own design and though he was an amateur, his telescopes were unsurpassed in their power. In fact, after this discovery his telescopes were moved to the Royal Observatory. Herschel was still continuing the same, second review when on the 13th of March of 1781 "he encountered an object which his experienced eye could tell at a glance was not an ordinary star. Yet it was not one of the planets known since the dawn of history, and Herschel supposed it to be a comet" (ibid). Observing his discovery over a few nights, however, Herschel realized that the object, carefully noting its motion so that an orbit could be determined; it seemed to Herschel to be moving to slowly to be a comet, but wasn't yet prepared to call the object a planet. "By the end of April, Herschel had gathered his observations together into his 'Account of a Comet' and presented the paper to the Bath Literary and Philosophical Society" (Lemonick). As he was not yet a member of the Royal Society, Herschel sent a copy of his paper to the British scientist and physician, William Watson. It was Watson, then, who read Herschel's meticulous research before the Royal Society on April 26th. Despite his undisputed skill in building telescopes and his suspicion that the comet might in fact be a planet, Herschel recognized that he was an amateur, so he presented his research in the hopes that those with more experience could further study the object he had found. By the summer of 1781 and using Herschel's detailed examination of the object's orbit, other astronomers showed that what Herschel had discovered was a heretofore unrecognized primary planet of the solar system. Herschel named the planet Georgium Sidus to honor George III, but it became known by the more conventional name of Uranus, proposed by J. E. Bode. "Herschel's discovery shook the astronomical world and thrilled the public. It earned him international fame and a paid astronomy job. People had imagined that other planets could exist in the solar system, but this was proof that more planets did exist. The solar system had just gotten bigger, and astronomy's possibilities had expanded with it. The search for new planets was on" (Telescopes From the Ground Up, 1781: A New Planet). In 1781, Herschel was awarded the Copley Medal for his discovery. References: Dibner 13; PMM 227; Norman 1058. Withbound: J." A Letter From Joseph Willard To The Rev. Dr. Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal, Concerning The Longitude Of Cambridge In New England". CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete bound extract. London: Royal Society of London. (9 x 6.75 inches; 225 x 169mm). [4], 492-507, [3 Herschel copperplates], 4. Bound in half-calf over gilt-ruled marbled paper boards. Gilt-lettered and ruled at the spine. Tightly and solidly bound. The slightest of toning at the edges of pages. Near fine condition.

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        A father's advice to his son, written chiefly for the perusal of young gentlemen

      London: printed and sold by John Marshall and Co. No.4, Aldermary Church-Yard, in Bow-Lane [between 1779 and 1789?]. 12mo., (2) + 153 + (3)pp., including the final leaf of John Marshall's advertisements, wanting free endpapers, contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, generally rubbed or rather worn. Nonetheless, a good copy, sound and crisp. Only edition: rare. Not in Osborne. [ESTC & OCLC together locate copies at 6 libraries in UK together with 3 in N.America: UCLC + Morgan Lib. (NY) + Harvard (Houghton)]. The ESTC entry points out that John Marshall and Co. were active between 1779 and 1789, referring to a recent unpublished paper by David Stoker: John Marshall, John Evans and the Cheap Repository Tracts 1793-1800.> The Bodleian library now attributes the authorship to Dorothy Kilner (1755-1836), the children's author. She is, of course, known to have written a number of purely didactic works for children, including Dialogues and Letters on Morality> (1783?), The First Principles of Religion> (ca. 1787), Letters from a mother to her children, on various important subjects> (1780?) and A course of lectures for Sunday evenings. Containing religious advice to young persons> (1783?).

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        Voyages dans les Alpes,

      Neuchatel: Chex Samuel Fauche, 1779-86. - The First Accurate Understanding of the Structure of the AlpsSAUSSURE, Horace Benedict de. Voyages dans les Alpes, précédés d'un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Geneve. Neuchatel: Chez Samuel Fauche, 1779 [and] Geneva: Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie, 1786.First edition. Volumes I-II (of 4) only. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches; 260 x 197 mm.). [4], xxxvi, 540, [1, list of plates, verso blank]; [4], xvi, 641, [1, errata], [1, list of plates, verso blank] pp. Three vignettes included in pagination. Two folding maps, one folding table and fourteen engraved plates (all but one folding) on thirteen sheets. Small marginal paper flaw on lower corner of leaf O3 (pp. 109/110) in volume one and small marginal paper flaw on upper corner of leaf Aa4 (pp. 191/192) in volume two. Contemporary full russia, covers with quadruple gilt borders, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, two red and purple morocco labels lettered in gilt, all edges marbled in blue and white. Corners of volume one a little rubbed, joints of volume two very slightly cracked but absolutely sound. A fine copy.First Edition of the first two volumes of de Saussure's Voyages dans les Alpes, containing his account of the natural history of Geneva and its environs along with the record of his explorations in the area of Mont Blanc. The third and fourth volumes were not published until 1796, a decade after the appearance of Vol. II. Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1740-1799) was a Swiss aristocrat, physicist and Alpine traveler. He was considered to be the founder of Alpinism, and possibly the first person to build a successful solar oven. Between 1774 and 1787 he performed extensive geological investigations of the Alpine region, which he saw as holding the key to a true theory of the earth. His early interest in botanical studies led him to undertake journeys among the Alps, and from 1773 onwards he directed his attention to the geology and physics of that region. This work did much to clear up the topography of the snowy portions of the Alps, and to attract the attention of tourists to spots like Chamonix and Zermatt. In 1760 he first visited Chamonix, and offered a reward to the first man to reach the summit of Mont Blanc, at the time unscaled. Since 1774 he tried to find a way to reach the summit on the Italian side, accompanied by the Courmayeur alpine guide Jean-Laurent Jordaney on the Miage glacier and on Mont Crammont. He made an unsuccessful attempt himself in 1785, by the Aiguille du Goûter route. Two Chamonix men, Michel Paccard and Jacques Balmat attained the summit in 1786, by way of the Grands Mulets, and in 1787 Saussure himself made the third ascent of the mountain. In 1788 he spent 17 days making observations on the crest of the Col du Géant (3,371 m). In 1774 he mounted the Crammont, and again in 1778, in which year he also explored the Valsorey glacier, near the Great St Bernard in 1776 he had ascended the Buet (3,096 m). In 1789 he climbed the Pizzo Bianco near Macugnaga, to observe the east wall of Monte Rosa, and crossed the Theodulpass (3,322 m) to Zermatt, which he was the first traveler to visit. On that occasion he climbed from the pass up the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m), while in 1792 he spent three days making observations on the same pass without descending to Zermatt, and then visited the Theodulhorn (3,472 m). In 1780 he climbed the Roche Michel, above the Mont Cenis Pass. The descriptions of seven of his Alpine journeys, with his scientific observations gathered en route, were published by him in four quarto volumes, under the general title of Voyages dans les Alpes from 1779 to 1796. The Alps formed the center of Saussure's investigations. He saw them as the grand key to the true theory of the earth, and they gave him the opportunity for studying geology in a manner never previously attempted. The inclination of the strata, the nature of the rocks, the fossils and the minerals received close attention. He

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        Missel De Paris Latin - François , Avec Prime , Tierce , Sexte , et Les Processions , imprimé Par Ordre De Monseigneur l'Archevêque . Printem(p)s I et II , été I et II , Automne I et II , Hiver I et II . Complet En 8 Volumes

      Chez Les Libraires Associés Pour Les Usages Du Diocèse 1779 Reliure en cuir d'agneau , vert jardin . Motif en creux représentant le soleil et ses rayons dans un losange aux 1er et 4 éme plats avec un encadré doré et un autre en creux . Dos à 4 nerfs avec fleurons dorés et en creux . Gardes en papier marbré et filets dorés . Trois tranches dorées . Imprimé sur papier filigrané . Texte en français et latin en regard sur deux colonnes . Excellent état de conservation , très peu de rousseurs et menus défauts . Port compris. - ensemble de 3 kg 900 gr. Religion

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        Der Theil von Ober Bayern Welcher dem Erzherzogthum Oesterreich ob der Ens nach dem Teschner Frieden ist einverleibet worden 1779':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Franz Ferdinand von Schrötter, dat. 1779, 31 x 35,5 Zeigt das Innviertel in Oberösterreich mit den Ämtern Schärding, Ried, Braunau, Wildshut, Mauerkirchen u. Friedburg mit den benachbarten Grenzgebieten Passau, Herzogtum Bayern und Erzstift Salzburg. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger. - Seltene Karte. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Descriptions des arts et métiers, ... Tomes X & XI : La pêche

      A Neuchatel, 1779. 2 volumes in - 4 (26 x 20 cm) reliure pleine basane tachetée du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièces de titres bordeaux, tranches rouges, vol. X : 550 p. 22 planches ; vol. XI : 692 p., 36 planches. Frottements sur les plats et usures marquées qur les coins, sinon, bon état des feuillets et planches. Ouvrage contenant les connaissances de l'époque concernant la pêche et les poissons suivants : saumons, esturgeons, morue, merlan, colin, lieu, hareng, alose, daurade... illustrés de 58 très belles planches en taille - douce (poissons de différentes espèces, techniques de pêche, d'aquaculture, pause de filets...). Français relié DeCollection

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        Manière de faire le pain de pommes de terre sans mélange de farine

      à Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale., 1779. Fine. de l'Imprimerie Royale., à Paris 1779, in 8 (13,5x21cm), de 55pp., Un Vol. broché. - Brochure of origin, in cream paper. The paper cover has some creases. It was during his incarceration in Germany during the war years 7 Parmentier (1737-1813), pharmacist armies, discover the qualities of a nightshade, potato. In 1771 he was apothecary Staff of the Hotel des Invalides and a contest of the Academy of Besançon on replacing wheat in bread making. Parmentier will continually promote and experience the potato, which was under a ban of culture 1748 (was reserved for animals), he even offered to Louis XVI flowers potato. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Brochure d'origine, sous papier crème. Le papier de couverture comporte quelques pliures. C'est lors de son incarcération en Allemagne, durant la guerre de 7 ans que Parmentier (1737-1813), pharmacien des armées, découvre les qualités d'une solanacée, la pomme de terre. En 1771, il est apothicaire major de l'hôtel des Invalides et participe à un concours de l'Académie de Besançon sur le remplacement du blé dans la fabrication du pain. Parmentier n'aura de cesse de promouvoir et d'expérimenter la pomme de terre, qui était sous une interdiction de culture de 1748 (on la réservait aux animaux) , il alla jusqu'à offrir à Louis XVI des fleurs de pomme de terre.

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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. 8vo. (4),+ 480 pp.+ folding engr. map. Minor spotting, ink annotations on page 392 and some spots on tha map. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine with raised bands and a black somewhat worn label. From the library of the swedish astonomer Bengt Ferrner, with his signature, and from the library of Ericsberg. Warmholtz 1259a. Carlander II, 556. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Raccolta di opuscoli scientifici e letterarj di ch. autori italiani. Tomo primo. (Poi, dal tomo quarto): Raccolta ferrarese di opuscoli scientifici e letterari di ch. autori italiani. Tomo Quarto ( - ventesimo quinto).

      Giuseppe Rinaldi (poi Coleti ) 1779-96 25 voll. leg. in 15, in 8, pp. (16) + 220; (20) + 176; 192 con 1tabella f. t. pi? volte rip. ; XLIV + 256 con 1 tav. f. t.; XIV + 220con 1 tav. f. t.; XIV + (2) + 192 + (2) con 1 tav. f. t.; XII + (2) + 228; (12) + 228 con 1 tav. f. t.; 8 + 200 con 1 tav. f. t.; (8) + 212 con 1 tav. f. t.; (24) + 212 con 3 tavv. f. t. ; XII + 204 con 1 tav f. t. ; XVI + 220; XVIII + 222; VIII + 216; VIII + 208 con 2 tavv. ; VIII + 224; VIII + 232; VI + (2) + 228; VIII + 228 con 1 tav. f. t. ; VIII + 224 + (2) con 1 tabella f. t. ; VIII + 232 con 1 tabella; VIII + 224 con 1 tav. f. t. ; VI + (2) + 232; VI + (2) + 256. P. pg. coeva con tasselli al d. Pochi danni a un volume. Raccolta completa di questa pubblicazione scientifica e letteraria, iniziata nel 1779 dall'Abate Antonio Meloni di Cento, in Ferrara presso lo stampatore Rinaldi. Nel primo anno anno vennero pubblicati tre numeri. L'anno successivo, a partire dal quarto volume, la stampa venne spostata a Venezia, presso il Coleti e pure la direzione venne affidata al figlio di questo, Giandomenico, che pubblic? quattro numeri nel 1780 come anche nel 1781. Uno nel 1782 e nel 1783, due nel 1784 e '85, uno nel 1786, '87, '88 e '89. Dopo una interruzione la stampa riprese nel 1792 e uscirono ancora tre numeri nel 1793, '95 e '96. Molti furono gli argomenti trattati, in particolare le scienze fisiche (Giordano Riccati), l'antiquaria e l'archeologia ma anche il diritto nelle sue tesi pi? avanzate come la pubblicazione?originale della traduzione dell'opera sulla tortura del Seigneux De Correvon. Compaiono anche scritti di donne quali Maria Fortuna, Bianca Saibante Vannetti ecc. Nel 1796 compare uno dei primi saggi sulla pellagra opera di G B. Uccelli. Diamo?un sommario elenco degli articoli: Andres - Lettera sopra una dimostazione el Galileo; Dalla Fabra - Intorno?alle febbri; Andes - ?Dissertazione sopra le cagioni della scarsezza de' progressi delle scienze; Vincenzo Monti? - Prosopopea di Pericle; G. Riccati - Del moto di discesa e di ascendimento dei corpi solidi nei fluidi; Rubbi - Elogio di B. Castiglione; Aff? - Vita del Card. Sforza Pallavicini; G. Riccati - Due generi di resistenza che?nascono dall'inerzia; L. Barbieri - De motu; T. Temanza - Degli Scamilli impari di Vitruvio; Rubbi - La vaniglia; Castellani - Lettere mediche; Seigneux De Corevon - Saggio sopra la tortura;?T. Bonati - Nuova curva isocrona; De Termeyer - Esperienze e riflessioni sulla torpedine; Dionisi - De primi abitanti di Verona; Aff? - Vita di Donna Giulia Gonzaga; Riccati G. - Del moto d'un corpo discendente; Minzoni G. B. - Discorso sullo stato presente del Po di Lombardia; G. F. De Tuschis - Observatio aurorae borealis visae noctis... Senigalliae; Saibante Vannetti Bianca Laura - Lettera intorno alla curiosit? delle donne...; Fortuna Maria - Riflessioni sull'abuso della poesia con alcune sue rime; Minzoni G. B. - Ragionamento intorno vari emergenti che riguardano gli argini dei fiumi e specialmente dell'Arno; Gaeta R. - Lettera all'Abate P. Frisi intorno alla dottrina degli azzardi applicata ai problemi delle probabilit? della vita, pensioni vitalizie ecc.; Trieste P. - Sopra l'agro di Asolo nei bassi tempi ;?Alberti F. - ?Notizie antiche? modene riguardanti Bevagna; G. Coleti - Notae et siglae quae in?nummis et lapidibus apud romanos obtinebant;?Gregori - Riflessioni sopra l'antico porto e fiume della citt? di Aquileia; G. Riccati - Lettera al Sig. Bortolami Prof. di?cembalo e contrappunto; Natali - Dissertazione sopra l'antico fiume Timavo; Alberti - Ragguagli del museo aperto nel 1787 nelle nuove?stanze della residenza del Magistrato di Bevagna; Uccelli - Sopra le osservazioni medico prtiche sulla malattia chiamata pellagra. ITA

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