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        Opuscules Chymiques et Physiques de M[onsieur] T[orbern] Bergman. Recueillis, revus et augmentés par lui-même. Traduits par M[onsieur Louis-Bernard Guyton] de Morveau. Avec des Notes. [1] Tome premier. [2] Tome second.

      Dijon chez L N Frantin MDCCLXXX / MDCCLXXXV ( / 1785) 1780 - 2 Bände Halbleder der Zeit mit jeweils 2 Lederrückenschildchen und Rückenvergoldung; 8°; [1] (16) XXXI (I) 446 (2) Seiten; 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln; [2] (4) XVI 525 (3) Seiten; 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Bergman (1735-1784), nach dem ein Mondkrater und ein Uranmineral benannt sind, unterschied als erster zwischen der organischen und der anorganischen Chemie und gilt deshalb als Begründer der analytischen Chemie. Hier die erste französische und mithin erste neusprachliche Übersetzung seines 1779-1781 in lateinischer Sprache erschienenen Hauptwerkes "Opuscula physica, chemica et mineralogica". Das Leder in den Gelenken spröde und rissig; auf den Deckeln (außen wie innen) wenige Wurmlöchlein; Blocks und Bindung fest und wohl gerundet; noch gutes Exemplar. 1400 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fluck]
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        "A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar."

      "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie" London: "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie". 1780. "First edition, 4to, 2 vols., pp. [20], 64 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon, [1]; complete with the half- titles, the list of subscribers (among whom are James Boswell and David Garrick) and the list of works published by Sheridan following the final leaf of text; top third of leaf 5C in vol. I torn away (the page beginning with the word 'godliness' here supplied in Xerox facsimile), lower joint of vol. I just starting, else a very good, sound copy in full contemporary calf, preserving the original red and green morocco labels on spines; attractive set. Sheridan, the elocutionist, ""is the first lexicographer who consistently respelled the entry words to indicate pronunciation … Though the idea of respelling was not new --Johnson and earlier lexicographers had sometimes done it-- it had been used only exceptionally and in systems that were relatively crude. Sheridan pronounced every word, even simple ones, indicated stress as well as sounds in his respellings, and gave greater attention to the hitherto neglected consonants than ever before… The latter part of the eighteenth century saw the publication of a number of dictionaries devoted principally to pronunciation… But it was not until the publication of Sheridan's A General Dictionary of the English Language that a major advance was made…"" (Landeau, Dictionaries, pp. 56-57). Alston V, 312; Kennedy 6286."

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        La ville de Berne du coté du Nord. dessiné et gravé par J.L. Aberli avec Privilége

      1780 (ca.) 1780 - Lonchamp A 5. - Bedeutende, seltene Gesamtansicht von Bern des Schweizer Landschaftsmalers Johann Ludwig Aberli (Winterthur 1723- 1786 Bern). Diese feine Umrißradierung zeigt Bern mitten in seiner stimmungsvollen Landschaft; im Vordergrund die Aare, weidende Kühe, Bauerngehöfte. Hervorragend die Gestaltung der Tiefe mit dem Panorama der Waadtländer- und Savoyeralpen. Zartes u. feines Kolorit. - Leicht gebräunt; kleiner Braunfleck im Himmel, unter der Legende im weißen Rand links braunfleckig, einige winzige Wurmstiche im Bildrand. Über die Einfassungslinie und Bezeichnung hinaus mit ca. 1,5 cm weißem Rand Altkolorierte Umriß-Radierung

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

      Madrid: Joaquín Ibarra, 1780 - 4 volumes, quarto (292 × 215 mm). Contemporary Spanish binding of full calf; spines divided in seven compartments by raised bands, compartments gilt with floral tools in centre, leaf sprays in corners and sides, in five compartments, red morocco lettering-pieces, numbered in gilt direct; sides with gilt decorative roll around edges enclosing a central hexagonal panel with inlaid pale calf with diagonal bands dyed green, the panel outlined with a wave-roll in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A little rubbed in places, one or two trivial marks internally, a fine set in a handsome Spanish binding. Engraved portrait, 4 extra engraved titles, 31 engraved plates by Antonio Carnicero, Joseph Castillo, Bernardo Barranco, Joseph Brunete, Gerónimo Gil, and Gregorio Ferro, engraved head- and tailpieces, ornamental initials, engraved map. First printing of the celebrated Ibarra edition. Printed for La Real Academia Española (the Spanish Royal Academy) by Joaquín Ibarra y Marín, this edition was intended to be a supreme example of Spanish craftsmanship lavished on the nation's greatest literary work. This edition excels in beauty of type, design, paper, illustration and printing, as well as incorporating a carefully edited and corrected text. The illustrations and ornaments were designed by the best Spanish artists of the day, the paper was milled expressly for this edition, and the type was specially cut. It contains the first map depicting the route taken by Don Quixote and Sancho Panza through Spain. Palau 52024.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Histoire Ecclésiastique. EN 25 VOLUMES

      BEAUME Pierre 1780 - RO80157822: De 600 à 700 par volumes. Quelques bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe illustrées en noir et blanc. Titre, roulettes et tomaisons dorés sur les dos en veau marron. Pièces de titre noires. Tranches mouchetées rouges. Dos craquelés et brunis. Coins et coupes des plats, frottés. Manques importants de cuir sur certains dos, ou totalement absent sur les Tomes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13 à 16, 18 et 23. Quelques mouillures dans certains volumes. Nouvelle édition entièrement confome à celle de Paris, revue & corrigée par l'Auteur. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. A restaurer. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 270-Histoire et géographie de l'Eglise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaire sur le règlement de la Cour de Parlement de Provence de 1672 : ou Procédure observée en Provence dans les matières civiles, depuis l'exploit d'ajournement jusques aux dernières exécutions inclusivement, avec les formules nécessaires. Ouvrage traité en droit et en jurisprudence.

      Aix, André Adibert 1780 - 2 vol. in-4, [4] ff. n. ch. (titre, privilège, dédicace à Le Blanc de Castillon), XIX-432 et VIII-662 pp., table générale, basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise et vertes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Des épidermures, petit manque de cuir à un mors supérieur. Unique édition de cet ouvrage rare : le règlement de 1672, généralement bien appliqué par la Cour, était la "Bible" du fonctionnement et des procédures du Parlement d'Aix. On ne sait quasiment rien de Janety, en-dehors de sa qualité de procureur de la sénéchaussée d'Aix. Absent de Dupin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Observations made during a Tour through parts of England, Scotland, and Wales in a series of letters

      Adelphi, Strand, London.: T Becket, 1780 In contemporary brown calf, a little scratched, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. New spine in keeping, raised bands, gilt tooling and titles, gilt tooling to cover edges. Internally, book labels of Luke Noble 1784 & Robt. Douglas Taunton to fpd, hinges reinforced, some offsetting, half title present, first edition, VG, [12], 247 pp, [1] advert, some very light browning to edges, a series of 25 letters, anonymous. By Sir Richard Joseph Sulivan. (ESTC T145703. Allibone 2299)Sullivan, was a British MP and writer, also wrote a number of books on political issues. See Wiki.

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        Auto do levantamento e juramento, que os grandes, titulos seculares, ecclesiasticos e mais pessoas, que se acharão presentes, fizerão á muito alta, muito poderosa rainha fidelissima a senhora D. Maria I

      Lisboa, na regia officina typografica 1780 - Nossa senhora na coroa destes reino, e senhorios de Portugal, sendo exaltada, e coronada sobre o regio throno juntamente com o senhor rei D. Pedro III. Na tarde do dia treze de maio. [anno de 1777]-- Lisboa, na regia officina typografica anno de MCCLXXX (1780)-- 4.º(23,1 cm), 98 p., escudo real en portada. Plena piel, nervios, tejuelo, flores y adornos en lomera, grecas doradas en tapas, cantos y contracantos dorados. Muy buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiguas Lecturas]
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        Picturae antiquissimi Virgiliani Codicis Bibliothecae Vaticanae a Petro Sancte Bartoli aere incisae accedunt ex insignoribus pinacothecis picturae aliae veteres gemmae et anaglypha quibus celebriora Virgilii loca illustrantus compendiaria explanatione apposita ad singulas tabulas. Romae, Apud Venantium Monaldini Bibliopolam in Via Cursus, 1782. [In un cartiglio stampato al verso di p. 31: Excudebat Romae Ioahnnes Zempelius ad Montem Iordanum 1780]

      In 4, [mm. 295 x 218], pp. 31 ? (1), con 124 tavv. incise in rame numerate entro cartiglio raffigurante una benda fra due rametti stampato sopra le incisioni Antiporta dove è raffigurato Virgilio e frontespizio f.t., incisi in rame da Girolamo Carattoni con una ricca cornice a grottesche. Anche la dedica a Filippo Caetani principe di Teano, realizzata come se fosse una antica iscrizione attorniata da ruderi e rovine, sormontata dallo stemma dei Caetani è fuori testo. Grande testata allegorica alla premessa dell?editore. Legatura in mezza pergamena a quattro nervi con carta ocra., labbro anteriore consumato così come gli angoli che inferiormente hanno la carta sollevata, cuffia inferiore mancante. Tassello perso Stampato sottosopra il cartiglio della tav. XLI, mentre sono state mal rilegate le tavole CXXI e CXXII. Ottimo esemplare su carta pesante ancora in barbe. Una gora al margine inferiore delle prime 8 pp. ed a quello interno bianco delle ultime diciassette tavv. interessando minimamente solo il campo figurato di una di esse. Le tavole che sono state realizzate oltre che dal Bartoli da Marco Carloni, Ignazio Benedetti, Alessio Giardoni, Giovanni Ottaviani, Francesco Barbazza, Johann Beheim, Antonio Cappellani, Antonio Baratti, M. Pulini, Niccolò Mogalli, Angelo Guiducci e Girolamo Carattoni riproducono le miniature che illustrano due importanti codici vaticani ma anche scene e personaggi raffigurati su oggetti conservati in musei come quello di Firenze o di Berlino ed in raccolte come quella del Barone Stoch, del gesuita Athanasius Kircher, o quella del marchese Lucatelli utili a meglio illustrare i poemi virgiliani. I due codici da cui provengono le miniature sono il Codice Vaticano 3225 appartenuto a Govanni Pontano, a Pietro Bembo e poi a Fulvo Orsini che lo donò al Vaticano ed al quale era già stata dedicata una edizione nel 1741 ad opera di Giovanni Bottari con incisioni di Pietro Sante Bartoli ed il Codice Ms. 3867 contenente tutte le opere di Virgilio Pietro Sante Bartoli nacque a Perugia nel 1615. Fu allievo di Nicolas Possin a Roma e al suo bulino si devono le riproduzioni dei più famosi monumenti romani come la Colonna Traiana e l?Antonina, e come le illustrazioni della Domus Aurea o quelle delle antiche lucerne romane. Venne nominato Commissario delle Antichità di Roma nel 1694. Morì a Pisa nel 1700 Brunet V, 1291

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        LA PYROTECHNIE PRATIQUE, ou Dialogues entre un Amateur des feux d'Artifice, pour le Spectacle, & un Jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.

      Paris L. Cellot & Jombert fils jeune 1780 - FIRST EDITION 1780. French text, 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 1 folding table, 6 of 7 folding plates, (PLATE IV IS MISSING), pages: xxxviii, (2), 340 including explanation of the plates, bound in full antique calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red. Hinges cracked at tail, maximum 60 mm (2½ inches), lower hinge just starting to crack at head, covers holding firmly, tiny chip to leather on lower hinge, just showing on spine, some slight surface cracks to spine, very slight chipping to head and tail, covers show surface pitting, corners just slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked, small early cutting about the publisher pasted to second endpaper, intermittent damp stains to lower corners and upper third of the page on title page and first 69 pages, Plate V has some large pale damp stains, the rest of the contents are clean, small closed tear and tiny chip to lower corner of title page. Binding tight and firm. A good copy (lacking 1 plate as noted). This is a scarce book covering a very wide range of recreational fireworks and how to make and use them. Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 66, No.G120.1. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA PYROTECHNIE PRATIQUE, ou Dialogues entre un Amateur des feux d'Artifice, pour le Spectacle, & un Jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire

      Paris, L. Cellot, & Jombert fils jeune, 1780.. FIRST EDITION 1780. French text, 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 1 folding table, 6 of 7 folding plates, (PLATE IV IS MISSING), pages: xxxviii, (2), 340 including explanation of the plates, bound in full antique calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red. Hinges cracked at tail, maximum 60 mm (2½ inches), lower hinge just starting to crack at head, covers holding firmly, tiny chip to leather on lower hinge, just showing on spine, some slight surface cracks to spine, very slight chipping to head and tail, covers show surface pitting, corners just slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked, small early cutting about the publisher pasted to second endpaper, intermittent damp stains to lower corners and upper third of the page on title page and first 69 pages, Plate V has some large pale damp stains, the rest of the contents are clean, small closed tear and tiny chip to lower corner of title page. Binding tight and firm. A good copy (lacking 1 plate as noted). This is a scarce book covering a very wide range of recreational fireworks and how to make and use them. Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 66, No.G120.1. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        STAMPA MANON SERVANTE DE LA CITE D'AOSTE

      TORINO, L'AUTORE, 1780-1785 ca.Incisione originale eseguita all'acquaforte su matrice di rame in bella coloritura d'epoca all'acquerello policromo con filetto di contenimento dell'immagine rialzato in oro. In lastra, nella parte superiore destra numero 17, riferito al posizionamento della tavola nel volume; in basso titolo all'interno di riquadro e, nella bordura esterna tinta di giallo-rosa, firma Stagnone del. (delineò) et sc. (sculpsit). Raffigurazione di costume popolare valdostano, raffigurante una donna all'impiedi, sullo sfondo scorcio fantastico della città di Aosta, con Arco Romani e Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e San Giovanni Battista. La tavola proviene da una rarissima e preziosa raccolta di costumi, composta da 43 tavole e dedicata dall'autore ad Adelaide Clotilde di Francia, per il matrimonio di con il futuro Re Carlo Emanuele IV. E' la più ricca testimonianza del tempo sulla costumistica piemontese, dove fondamentale fu ritenuto l'uso dei colori nei costumi, come ebbe a scrivere lo stesso autore in una lettera di presentazione del volume: "I diversi colori ed i modelli contribuiscono a far conoscere i diversi caratteri della popolazione". Nel volume, l'autore, di origini ossolane e celebre per aver anche pubblicato una preziosa opera di costumi militari piemontesi, rappresenta la Valle d'Aosta con 4 tavole. Esemplare in buone condizioni conservative.

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        Versuch über die natürliche und politische Geschichte der böhmischen und mährischen Bergwerke.

      Matthias Andreas Schmidt, Wien 1780 - 464 S. u. 17 Bll. 2 Teile und Beilagen in 1 Band. Ldr. mit Rückenschild. Quart. Mit gest. Titelblatt, 15 großformatigen Kupfervignetten von Jacob Adam und J. E. Mansfeld u. 1 gefalt. Kupferkarte. Einband berieben und mit kl. Läs., Gelenke etwas brüchig, Vorderdeckel mit Signaturschild, Innendeckel und Vorsätze mit einigen kleinen Wurmgängen, sonst sehr schönes breitrandiges und sauberes Exemplar 2100 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am St. Vith]
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        COLLECTION DE DIFFERENS TRAITES SUR DES INSTRUMENS D'ASTRONOMIE, PHYSIQUE, &c. Contenant , I. La Description & l'Usage des Nouveaux Instrumens Circulaires a Reflection. II. Des Quadrants Astronomiques Mobiles. III. Des Nouveaux Barometres

      A Londres W. Richardson 1780 - Portables, et de ceux a grande Echelle, &c. IV. Un Essai sur le Feu Elementaire, & sur la Chaleur des Corps (avec la Description des Nouveaux Thermometres). V. Sur les Collections d'Instrumens (d'Astronomie, de Geodesie, de Physique, &c), ordonnees par la Cour d'Espagne. VI. Sur le Nouveau Remede de Mr. Mudge pour la Toux. 1780, Text in French, 4to, approximately 260 x 205 mm, 10¼ x 8 inches, 3 folding engraved plates as required, with the first unnumbered and the other two numbered V and VI as in all copies, 1 illustration in the text, pages: [2], 2,18, [5], 22-86, [5], 88-164 [i.e.166], [7],166-192, [5],194-258, some errors of pagination but the text follows on, collated and guaranteed complete, separate dated title pages for each tract (some of which had been issued separately), pagination (with breaks) and register continuous, at the end are bound 2 mathematical articles in English by Francis Maseres, taken from Philosophical Transactions of 1778 and 1780. Bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands with blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Very small pale red library stamp on title page, repeated 8 times within, plus a larger black ink stamp of the Inner Temple Library on the lower margin of last page of the English section at the rear, not affecting text, title page very slightly chipped at upper and fore-edge, pale age-browning to margins of a few pages, 4 pages heavily browned and fore-edges a little brittle, occasional slight foxing, mostly to margins, small light brown stain to 1 upper margin, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, repaired neatly, small chip to fore-edge of 2 folding plates, loss to margin only, small closed tears to a few pages due to being brittle, but not affecting text. A good tight copy of a scarce work. A reissue, with its own collective title page of Part 2 of the two-part collection with the same title and the imprint: A Paris & Londres, 1775-80. Part I contained information on the construction and use of sextant and octants and was not reissued. Usually known by the French version of his name, J. H. de Magellan (1723-1790), descended from the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, was a Portuguese scientist whose work focused primarily on scientific instruments. He is credited with introducing English scientific instruments, and the work of Joseph Priestley to the scientific community in France. After travels throughout Europe he settled in England in 1764 to pursue his scientific studies. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of London in 1774 and was also a member of the Imperial Academy of Science in St. Petersburg, and of the Royal Academy of Madrid. As an instrument maker and designer, supplying the governments of Europe, he proposed changes and improvements to astronomical and nautical observation instruments such as the quarters of a circle (English sextants and octants), in the reflection circle, in the sextant and in the pendulum clock. As far as meteorological instruments are concerned, he put forward improvements in barometers, thermometers and presented a meteorographer. As regards physical instruments, worthy of mention are his improvements to Atwood’s machines and to the precision scale, very important for the advances of chemistry. In Traite V in our book he deals with astronomic clocks and watches, marine compasses, protection against lightning, and the theodolite. The final Traite is actually an extract from a letter from Magellan to a doctor friend in Paris describing the construction and use of a new inhaler or respirateur invented by a fellow member of the Royal Society, the physician John Mudge, and believed to cure infallibly catarrhal coughs. See: Henry Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, Volume 2, page 559, No. 11272; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol IX, page 5. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COLLECTION DE DIFFERENS TRAITES SUR DES INSTRUMENS D'ASTRONOMIE, PHYSIQUE, &c. Contenant , I. La Description & l'Usage des Nouveaux Instrumens Circulaires a Reflection. II. Des Quadrants Astronomiques Mobiles. III. Des Nouveaux Barometres

      A Londres, W. Richardson, 1780.. Portables, et de ceux a grande Echelle, &c. IV. Un Essai sur le Feu Elementaire, & sur la Chaleur des Corps (avec la Description des Nouveaux Thermometres). V. Sur les Collections d'Instrumens (d'Astronomie, de Geodesie, de Physique, &c), ordonnees par la Cour d'Espagne. VI. Sur le Nouveau Remede de Mr. Mudge pour la Toux. 1780, Text in French, 4to, approximately 260 x 205 mm, 10¼ x 8 inches, 3 folding engraved plates as required, with the first unnumbered and the other two numbered V and VI as in all copies, 1 illustration in the text, pages: [2], 2,18, [5], 22-86, [5], 88-164 [i.e.166], [7],166-192, [5],194-258, some errors of pagination but the text follows on, collated and guaranteed complete, separate dated title pages for each tract (some of which had been issued separately), pagination (with breaks) and register continuous, at the end are bound 2 mathematical articles in English by Francis Maseres, taken from Philosophical Transactions of 1778 and 1780. Bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands with blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Very small pale red library stamp on title page, repeated 8 times within, plus a larger black ink stamp of the Inner Temple Library on the lower margin of last page of the English section at the rear, not affecting text, title page very slightly chipped at upper and fore-edge, pale age-browning to margins of a few pages, 4 pages heavily browned and fore-edges a little brittle, occasional slight foxing, mostly to margins, small light brown stain to 1 upper margin, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, repaired neatly, small chip to fore-edge of 2 folding plates, loss to margin only, small closed tears to a few pages due to being brittle, but not affecting text. A good tight copy of a scarce work. A reissue, with its own collective title page of Part 2 of the two-part collection with the same title and the imprint: A Paris & Londres, 1775-80. Part I contained information on the construction and use of sextant and octants and was not reissued. Usually known by the French version of his name, J. H. de Magellan (1723-1790), descended from the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, was a Portuguese scientist whose work focused primarily on scientific instruments. He is credited with introducing English scientific instruments, and the work of Joseph Priestley to the scientific community in France. After travels throughout Europe he settled in England in 1764 to pursue his scientific studies. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of London in 1774 and was also a member of the Imperial Academy of Science in St. Petersburg, and of the Royal Academy of Madrid. As an instrument maker and designer, supplying the governments of Europe, he proposed changes and improvements to astronomical and nautical observation instruments such as the quarters of a circle (English sextants and octants), in the reflection circle, in the sextant and in the pendulum clock. As far as meteorological instruments are concerned, he put forward improvements in barometers, thermometers and presented a meteorographer. As regards physical instruments, worthy of mention are his improvements to Atwood’s machines and to the precision scale, very important for the advances of chemistry. In Traite V in our book he deals with astronomic clocks and watches, marine compasses, protection against lightning, and the theodolite. The final Traite is actually an extract from a letter from Magellan to a doctor friend in Paris describing the construction and use of a new inhaler or respirateur invented by a fellow member of the Royal Society, the physician John Mudge, and believed to cure infallibly catarrhal coughs. See: Henry Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, Volume 2, page 559, No. 11272; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol IX, page 5. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Unsigned Address Leaf Executed in her Hand

      1780. unbound. Exceedingly rare early integral address leaf completely executed in the First Lady's hand (unsigned), To: M. Bassett, by favour of Captain Posey, M., Newkent. The first lady is dispatching a letter to her sister [Anna] Maria Bassett, to be delivered by Captain John Posey, a neighbor of George Washington who would eventually sell property that would become part of Mount Vernon. The destination is "NewKent" County, Virginia, the birthplace of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington and her eight siblings! The lone "M" beneath Bassett might very well be a clue to the recipient that the letter is from Martha. Archival tape repairs on verso, either to reinforce or reconnect folds, undoubtedly done in the 1920's. The address panel can be separated (intact) for a more attractive presentation. Uneven foxing and toning, otherwise in good condition. No date, circa 1780.

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        L'ARRETIN MODERNE.

      A Rome (ma Amsterdam) Aux dépends de la Congrégation de l'Index 1780 16° 2 tomi in un volume. Pagine 1 carta bianca + occhietto + XLVIII + 238 + 1 carta bianca + occhietto + 260 + 2 carte bianche. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena. Titolo in oro al dorso su tassello. Ottima e fresca copia. Rarissimo. Cfr: L'Enfer della Braidense p.100 N°291. «Ce livre est une critique vive et assez gaillarde des principales histoires dela Bible. [...] En un mot, le volume tout entier est plutôt une critique fa-cétieuse de la Bible et des institutions cléricales qu?un livre simplement gaillard» (Gay I, coll. 263-264).Barbier I, col. 270. Gay I, coll.263-264.

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        NOTICIAS DE LA VIDA Y ESCRITOS del Rmo. P. Mro. Fr. HENRIQUE FLOREZ de la Orden del Gran P. S. Agustin. CON UNA RELACION INDIVIDUAL DE LOS VIAGES QUE HIZO À LAS PROVINCIAS Y CIUDADES MAS PRINCIPALES DE ESPAÑA dispuesto todo por el Fr. Francisco Mendez,

      1780 - En Madrid: En la Imprenta dePedro Marin. Año de M.DCCLXXX. 1780. 4o, 205 x 138 mm perg., a la romana. 4 hs. + Retrato dibujado y gravado por Manuel Salvador Carmona en 1773 + 373 p. + MAPA GRABADO Y PLEGADO DE LA BAHIA DE SANTANDER + un grabado a toda página y grabados de inscripciones, lugares y estatuas de la antigüedad. Perfecto ejemplar. Relata los viajes realizados por: CORUÑA, BARCELONA, BUITRAGO, BAYONA, SEVILLA, BURGOS, GRANADA, PLASENCIA, PAULAR, CUENCA, ALCALÁ, etc. Destacar entre las descripciones las colecciones, incluyendo monetarios, de las personajes que iba visitando en cada ciudad, a primeros de JULIO, se encontraban en PAMPLONA, describiendo las fiestas Y QUE SE CORREN TOROS. Obra muy rara.  Travels, voyages, viajes por España, bahía de Santander, CORUÑA, BARCELONA, BUITRAGO, BAYONA, SEVILLA, BURGOS, GRANADA, PLASENCIA, PAULAR, CUENCA, ALCALÁ, toros, Pamplona

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        Galic Antiquities: consisting of a history of the Druids etc.etc.

      T.Cadell and C.Elliot, Edinburgh 1780 - 4to. Pp viii, 352. Bound With "Sean Dana; le Oisian, Orran, Ulann, etc Ancient Poems of Ossia, Orran, Ullin, etc. collected in the Western Highlands and Isles" 4to., Charles Elliot, Edinburgh, 1787. Pp (ii), 174 (final leaf lacking but supplied in typescript). Half calf, re-spined and restored with skill. All edges stained red. Marbled endpapers. A little soiling internally. Extre postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Weekly Novelist; or, Entertaining companion. Containing a new and complete collection of interesting romances and novels. A work designed for instruction as well as entertainment, being calculated to convey a general knowledge of the world; and consisting of the most valuable and important, humourous and pleasant, entertaining and instructive romances, novels, fables, allegories, memoirs, adventures, histories, anecdotes, &c. Not to be found in any other work of the kind in English. The whole newly translated from the French, by Lewis Porney, Esq. late teacher of the French language at Richmond, Surry. Embellished with an elegant set of copper-plate prints, designed by the celebrated Mr. Dodd and the ingenious Mr. Dighton; and engra

      Printed for the Proprietors and Sold by Alex. Hogg c 1780 - FIRST EDITION, illustrated with 10 engraved plates, occasional slight browning and offsetting, pp. 392, [2, Contents], 8vo, bound up from the weekly parts (stab holes in evidence) in contemporary reversed calf, elegant red lettering piece on spine, spine slightly sunned, foot of spine darkened (possibly from the removal of a label), very good A pleasing copy of an exceedingly rare collection, with only the Bodleian copy recorded (and that apparently lacking the last leaf). There was a successful French grammar published under the name Lewis Porney, but there is some doubt as to his actuality, and he was perhaps the invention of the booksellers. Certainly the name is suggestive, and some of the stories, and plates, here are a little risqué. Though translated from the French, not all of the stories are French, e.g. the first story by Athenagoras. Included are the Arthurian ‘History of Claris and Laris,’ and the ‘History of Tristran.’ESTC T107271 (Raven 1780:22) is a variant, the title similar, but with differences including the identification of the translator as ‘Mr. Porney’, and the plates are dated 1780. In our version the frontispiece (which is not numbered) and Plate X (the other plates being numbered in Arabic numerals) are not dated, while the others, curiously, have had their dates erased, after the stock phrase, ‘Published as the Act directs’. T107271 is less rare - BL, Cambridge, Bodley; Ohio, Rice, UCLA, Illinois, Yale.ESTC also records Hogg’s New novelist’s magazine, consisting of . . The supplement. Being a new collection of novels and romances, and containing elegant translations of a variety of French, Spanish, and other foreign romances, . anecdotes, &c. written by eminent authors, and translated by Lewis Porney, esq. (Porney has gone up in the world), 1794, said to be Nos. 85-94. The last number here is Vol. I, No. 10. (ESTC T203366)

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        Omnium gatherum, or, the Political Hodge-Podge. The the Tune of ‘Mrs. Arne, Mrs. Arne/It gives me concern’

      ?York: c 1780 - broadside, verses in 2 columns, printed on recto only, single sheet, 4to An attack on Christopher Wyvill, and others including Charles Stanhope, and Earl Effing (i.e. Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham). ESTC (3 copies, 2 in the BL, 1 in Oxford) posits York as the place of printing, but given that the attack is on reformers in general (and among them opponents of the American war), albeit beginning with Wyvill, there is no prima facie argument for supposing it to be printed there.

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        An Essay on History; In Three Epistles To Edward Gibbon, Esq. With Notes

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley..., 1780. FIRST EDITION. 4to, 270 x 210 mms., pp. [ii], [1 - 3] - 159 [160 blank], rebound in quarter calf, preserving old marbled boards, gilt spine, red morocco label, marbled boards. Original end-paper preserved with bookplate of Studely Priority, the contemporary bookplate "Scotstoun" on the front paste-down end-paper, and the autograph "Mr Oswald Scotstoun," of whom there were several, but the volume possibly belonged to James Oswald (1703 - 1793), the Church of Scotland minister and philosophical writer. It is not exactly clear when Hayley (1745 - 1820) met Gibbon, but they were sufficiently friendly in October 1781 for Giboon to write to him saying, "Accept, my dear Sir, my kindest Wishes for yourself, and your amiable Eliza!--The delightful Scenes of Eartham are still present to my Mind, and many Days will roll away, before I shall find, in the tumult of the World, those pleasures, which I enjoyed in the familiar Society of the best English Poet of the Age...." Reviewing the poem, The Monthly Review said, "We are happy to find this new star in the poetical hemisphere, whose appearance we noted with so much pleasure, continues to shine with, if possible, increasing splendour" (Monthly Review, 1980, p. 30). [One does wonder how a star can appear in a hemisphere.] When William Cowper read the poem more than a decade later, he wrote to the author, "I began your fine Poem on History this morning, and already perceive that I am reading for my humiliation."

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        PER LE REALI ESEQUIE CELEBRATE ALLA SACRA CESAREA... MAESTA' DI MARIA TERESA IMPERATRICE REGINA, NELLA IMPERIAL REGIA COLLEGIATA DI S. MARIA DELLA SCALA IN S. FEDELE. Il giorno XVI Dicembre 1780. Orazione funebre recitata dall?Abate Anton Siro Vanini.

      nell?Imperial Monistero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore (1780). In-4 gr. (mm. 333 x 232), cartoncino muto mod., pp. XX,(8), con una belliss. vignetta al frontespizio, una testata e una grande iniziale, inc. in rame da Dom. Cagnoni su disegno di Hier. Mantelli, e con 1 pregevole tavola f.t. (mm. 750x510), pure inc. in rame dal Cagnoni, che raffigura l?imponente catafalco disegnato dal Piermarini (in legno e gesso e decorato da imprese, emblemi e iscrizioni) ?eretto.. in S. Fedele pel triduo solenne di esequie.. i giorni 16,17.18 dicembre?. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Bertarelli, ?Inventario della raccolta..?,II,13895 - Arrigoni ?Milano nelle vecchie stampe?,II,961. Fresco e bell?esemplare, molto ben conservato.

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        Carta de la isla de la Jamayca.

      Madrid, 1780. 16 x 14.in Hand coloured outline. Small repaired tear at top right and skilfully rebacked onto old paper. Clean and attractive. MCS Kapp 113. A scarce and sought after map showing good detail of roads and towns.

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        Nine documents of the Casa de Moneda of Lima, Peru.

      Lima: 1780-1840.. 1 leaf each. Size varies from 6 x 8 inches to 9 x 13.5 inches. (1) 1787 (January 22nd), Custom House of Cuenca (Port of Lambayeque), payment of duties of one real gold. (2) 1787 (February 23rd), Custom House of Cuenca (Port of Lambayeque), payment of duties of one real gold. (3) 1780 (March 18th), Don Estanislao de Landazuri, Superintendent of Casa de Moneda de Lima, Purchase of Silver Pieces. (4) 1780 (March 20th), Don Estanislao de Landazuri, Superintendent of Casa de Moneda de Lima, Purchase of Silver Pieces. (5) 1792 (November 27th), Certificate of Assayer (Major) Joseph Rodriguez de Caraza y Muoz (signed). (6) 1792 (November), Certificate of Assayer (Major) Joseph Rodriguez de Caraza y Muoz (signed). (7) 1833 (July 31st), Certificate signed by Assayer: Manuel Rodriguez de Caraza, and Owner: Manuel Velarde. (8) 1840 (November 27th), endorsable bond, purchase of one silver bar for 458 reales, by Casa de Moneda de Lima, "Dinero Contado", Purchase of one silver bar, 88 reales. (9) 1836 (April 21st), Bond by Casa de Moneda de Lima. Documents 1-2 are in manuscript, 3-9 are printed forms completed in manuscript. Condition varies from good to very good, a few tears, some staining, a few chips.

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        Beschreibung aller Nationen des russischen Reichs, ihrer Lebensart, Religion, Gebraeuche, Wohnungen, Kleidungen und uebrigen Merkwuerdigkeiten. Vierte und letzte Ausgabe. Mongolische Voelker, Russen und die noch uebrigen Nationen [Description of all the Nations of the Russian Empire, Their Customs, Religion, many other particulars, Homes, Costumes and Other Curiosities. Part 4. Mongolians, Russians and other Remaining Nations].

      Carl Wilhelm Müller, Saint Petersburg 1780 - St. Petersburg: Carl Wilhelm Müller; Typ. Weitbrecht und Schoor, 1780. First edition. Quarto. [2 - t.p.], [4], [2], xii, [4], 397-530 (=134), [6] pp. With twenty hand coloured copper engraved plates, and a copper engraved pictorial head-piece. Original period marbled papered wrappers. Period ink stamp on the title page. Spine worn and cracked, but text and plates very clean and overall in a very original condition. Fourth part of the first edition of Georgi's famous work - first comprehensive description of peoples of Russia - contains chapters about Mongols, Kalmyks, Buriats, Armenians, German settlers, Poles, Russians, Kossaks, and others. The first edition of Georgi's "Beschreibung aller Nationen des russischen Reichs" was published in three parts in German, Russian and French (Saint Petersburg, 1776-1777). This, fourth part was issued in 1780 only in German, without translations for the Russian or French editions. Catherine the Great highly appreciated Georgi's ethnographical work, and presented him with a golden snuffbox and ordered "Beschreibung aller Nationen des russischen Reichs" to be published on the Empress' Cabinet account, but for the benefit of the author. Johann Gottlieb Georgi was a German botanist, geographer and ethnographer. "After studying pharmacy in Germany, he became an Academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, where he was professor of natural history and chemistry. Georgi conducted the first geological exploration of the Volga, Urals, Altai and the regions beyond Lake Baikal, and in 1771-73 completed a voyage around the lake. His geological specimens formed the foundation of the Natural History Cabinet of St. Petersburg Teachers Seminary, founded in 1783 and now in the Mineralogical Museum of St. Petersburg State University. In 1776-77 Georgi published the first demographic study of the peoples of Russia" (Howgego G36). Lipperheide 1337 (illustrated); Colas 1223, Svodny Katalog XVIII (foreign imprints) 1066. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le Matin

      Paris: chez Mixelle, rue Christine Dauphine, [ca. 1780]. 11 x 8 in. Hand-colored engraving. Lightly toned, some damage to top corner, not touching the image . A suggestively erotic print of a young woman at her morning ablutions

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        Constituciones y ordenanzas, para el Gobierno de los Reales Hospitales General, y de la Pasión de Madrid, aprobadas por el rey Nuestro Señor don Carlos Tercero (que Dios guarde) y pasadas por el Real Consejo de Castilla

      Madrid, Imprenta de Pantaleón Aznar 1780 - Fol. (29,3 x 20,4 cm) 4 h. inc. port. orlada, escudo de armas al centro, 102 p., capitulares en madera. Pergamino de época. Previa a la inclusión de las Ordenezas se incluye un prohemio en el que se refieren los orígenes e historias de ambos hospitales madrileños. Palau, 60072 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Experienced Huntsman. Containing Observations on the Nature and Qualities of the Different Species of Game. With Instructions for Hunting the Buck, the Hare, the Fox, the Badger, the Martern, and the Otter. Being the Result of many Years actual Experience; and containing every Thing necessary to be known for the Attainment of that noble Art, and to form the Complete Huntsman

      Dublin: Printed for L. Flin, Castle Street, 1780. Second edition, 12mo, v, [1 blank], [7]-304pp., early ownership signature of E. C. G. Sanford in ink on front endpaper, contemporary green morocco, five raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco title label, all edges stained green, a fine copy. First issued in 1714, this work is the first to deal with hunting in the Irish context - both edition being extremely rare. Written by Arthur Stringer, huntsman to Viscount Conway of Killultagh, at his seat of Portmore on the shore of Lough Neagh between Lurgen and Crumlin. An exceptionally observant and accurate naturalist, he was among the first writers who believed that a pack of hounds should be specifically trained to hunt foxes and avoid other game, something many commentators claim to be a later innovation. Stringer explains that Turberville, Markham, Cox, and Blome have written on the subject without enough practical experience, and that these authors seem to make stags, bucks, hares and other game capable of more knowledge than they really have. The first chapter on breeding hounds, &c., is dedicated to the Earl of Mount Alexander, whose great example in breeding both hounds and horses, "most excellent in both kinds," is extolled. He gives an elaborate glossary of the various terms used in hunting, such as to unharbour a stag, rouse a buck, start a hare, unkennel a fox, unboyle an otter, untree a pine marten. He concludes the volume with a dialogue between Mr. Townley and Mr. Worthy. In this the virtues of hunting are extolled by Mr. Worthy, who ultimately prevails on his town acquaintance to become a sportsman.

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        Historia diaboli su commentatio de diaboli, malorumque spirituum exsistentia, statibus, iudiciis, consiliis, potestate

      Tubingae: Sumptibus Joh. Georgii Cottae, 1780. Second edition. Hardcover. Second Edition, much expanded. 8vo. pp. xvi, 712. Title page with vignette. Bound in period paste paper boards (well rubbed). No blank fly-leaves. An old institutional stamp is present on the title page, next to the vignette. The inside front cover contains two names along with dates (19th cent.) Pages show occasional scattered foxing. A miniscule hole on p. 109 obscures a couple of letters. The lower marginal corners of pp. 517 and 567 are chipped /torn. A scholarly work which contains many passages taken from both ancient and modern authors concerning the Devil according to the traditions of the Chaldaeans, Persians, Egyptians and Greeks. The work discusses the state of the Devil both before and after the fall. Also discussed are the various forms of oracles, divination and magic practiced among different peoples. (See Dorbon-Aine catalogué). [Coumont M43.2; Dorbon-Aine 3006; Cornell Witchcraft, p. 382; Rosenthal 2225].

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        Vida, y Martyrio del siervo de dios Pedro Borguny Mallorquin, martyrisado en Argel a los 30 Agosto 1654. Dividida en dos partes.

      En Roma, por Miquel Angel Barbiellini a la Minerva, 1780. - in-4. 1f. XVI. 143pp. Vélin de l'époque, pièce de titre. Edition Originale de la première biographie de Pedro Borguny (1628-1654), illustre figure mallorquine du 17e siècle. Originaire de Palma, ce fils de bonne famille était parti à l'aventure, dès son plus jeune âge, à bord des navires marchands qui sillonaient la Méditerranée; fait prisonnier par des pirates arabes, il fut réduit en esclavage une première fois en Alger où il passa trois années avant d'être libéré une première fois grâce aux efforts de son père. Revenu à Mallorca, il se maria mais, devenu veuf peu après et forcé de quitter son île natale en raison de son implication dans une rixe, il s'installa à Valencia comme négociant de tissus, reprenant ses voyages maritimes et caressant l'espoir de libérer ses anciens compagnons d'esclavage encore retenus prisonniers à Oran. C'est en organisant une expédition de libération qu'il fut à nouveau fait prisonnier en Alger. Après plusieurs années de captivité, menacé d'être envoyé à Constantinople et de perdre tout espoir d'être libéré, Borguny céda aux instances de ses geôliers et il se convertit à l'islam mais quelques mois plus tard, pris de remords, il renia publiquement sa conversion auprès du Dey d'Alger. Il mourut en martyr, brûlé vif, le 30 août 1654. Ses reliques, ramenées à Paris par les soins d'un religieux présent au moment du supplice, furent rapatriées à Palma de Mallorca en 1750 et la présente biographie fut rédigée d'après les documents consultés par l'auteur à Rome, où il la fit imprimer. Le feuillet de dédicace ("Dedicase este libro al muy ilustre Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Palma y Reyno de Mallorca") semble avoir été rajouté après l'impression et ne figure pas dans tous les exemplaires, mais il est bien présent ici. Rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire dans son vélin d'origine, probablement italien. Palau, 196029 (qui ne décrit pas le f. de dédicace). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BRITISH TOPOGRAPHY. Or, An Historical Account of What Has Been Done for Illustrating the Topographical Antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland

      T. Payne and Son and J. Nichols 1780. . 2nd Ed. 4to. 2 vols. T.p vignettes, 8 maps on 9 fold-outs. Pp.283-4 of vol. 2 misbound after pp.260*. Sm. stain to tail of t.p. of vol. 2., light browning, gilt fillet edged contemporary calf boards, rubbed, rebacked in modern calf with intricate gilt filleted bands and gilt lettering to spines. ESTCT145187.& Asterisked sequences are present with corrections and additions at the end of each main sequence for a particular county, for example: “Additions and corrections to Oxfordshire”, p.173*-180* in vol. 2, follow the section on Oxfordshire, complete pagination is available on request.& Richard Gough (1735–1809), antiquary. ODNB ‘... Gough's first major publication was his Anecdotes of British Topography, published anonymously in 1768 ... This was essentially a gazetteer of published and unpublished work of local history and topography for the whole of Great Britain and Ireland, which he had been planning since his days at Cambridge, including all the public records, chronicles, heralds' visitations, printed books, manuscript collections, maps, charts, engravings, articles, and any other material which related to the antiquities or topography of Great Britain. It was well received at the time, although the scope of the enterprise meant that there were a number of inaccuracies, and in 1780 it was reissued in a much larger second edition of two volumes [the above] ...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$720

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        John Paul Jones

      Paris: Published by Guttenberg, rue St. Hyacinthe, circa 1780. Line engraving. Proof before inscription and publication details. In pristine condition with the exception of minimal suface soiling. Image size: 10 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. 12 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches. 18 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches. A lovely proof impression of one of the earliest portraits of John Paul Jones, the father of the American navy. John Paul Jones is best remembered as the father of the American navy and remains one of the most celebrated American heroes. His victory over the British fleet in the Channel came to be one of Jones's most famous engagements, and helped decide the outcome of the Revolution. It was during this heated battle, in which Jones defeated Captain Pearson's ship Serapis, that he uttered his famous words "I have not yet begun to fight". This striking print captures the crowning moment of Jones's celebrated victory. Jones is shown standing on the deck of the Serapis, surrounded by smoke and musket fire. The heat and drama of the battle infuse this work with a sense of urgency and portray Jones as a true military hero. Although the engraver, Carl Guttenberg, was from Nuremberg he spent most of his career in France and was deeply connected to the American cause. The French admired Jones for his valor and paid tribute to him for his many victories over the British; therefore on its release this print was immediately popular, both in Europe and America. This national sentiment is expertly expressed in this evocative portrait, in which the courage and determination of this remarkable man are given form, and a moment in history is made visible. Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints no.133; Fowble, Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 no.69; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 1

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        Vue du grand Canal, du Palais Balbori, du Pont Realto, et de la Fête des Gondoles a Venise." Partie am Canale Grande mit Palazzo Balbi und Blick zur Rialto-Brücke. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Beauvais, Paris um 1780. 29x42 cm. - Seitenverkehrte Darstellung mit Regatta der Gondeln auf dem Canale Grande im Vordergrund. Auf grauen Karton montiert, kurze Randeinrisse in den schmalen Rändern restauriert, im Himmel und Ränder leicht angeschmutzt.

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        TABLEAUX TOPOGRAPHIQUES, PITTORESQUES, PHYSIQUES, HISTORIQUES, MORAUX, POLITIQUES, LITTERAIRES, DE LA SUISSE

      Paris: Imprimerie Clousier [vol. I] et Lamy [vol. II-V], 1780. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. Five Giant-Folio Volumes in Original Boards, withMore than 400 Very Pleasing Engraved Swiss Scenes. 540 x 360 mm (21 1/4 x 14 3/16). Five volumes. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary blue marbled paper boards. Allegorical frontispiece engraved by Née after Moreau the Younger in the first volume of plates, half titles and titles engraved, a large folding map of Switzerland, and 277 (of 278) PLATES CONTAINING 428 IMAGES (of 430) engraved by Née and Masquelier after designs by Perignon, Le Barbier, and others (missing plate no. 278, with two vignette portraits of the authors, intended to be the frontispiece to volume I). Brunet V, 1546; Cohen-de Ricci 1075-6. Paper boards chipped at the edges and quite chafed, two spines with noticeable tears (though all paper still present), corners bumped, but the apparently original bindings remarkably solid and otherwise very well preserved, especially given their insubstantial materials. Occasional minor foxing or marginal smudges, isolated mild toning (a couple of plates a bit browned), otherwise A FINE SET INTERNALLY, the plates clean, fresh, and richly impressed. This set of striking Swiss views comes to us from an unusual team of authors: Zurlauben (1720-95) was a military historian from Zug in Switzerland and a lieutenant general in the French army. Laborde (1734-94) was the hunchbacked valet of Louis XV, and a great favorite of the monarch. The first two volumes of text, describing the goegraphy and history of the country, have their origin in Zurlauben's "Histoire Militaire des Suisses," published in Paris in 1751. The third volume of text--frequently absent from sets on the market--is an in-depth index to the work prepared by François Antoine Quetant. (Quetant calls for frontispieces in the two text volumes and in the second volume of plates, but the list of plates in the directions to the binder does not include these items, nor are they mentioned in any description of copies sold at auction in the last 25 years.) The engravings are striking to begin with because of the dimensions of the book, are well set off in our volumes by vast untrimmed margins, and range from the (mostly) dramatic and impressionistic to the (less frequent but quite lovely) tranquil and lifelike.

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        Seiner Kurfürstlichen Durchleucht von der Pfalz Kriegs-Reglement für dero sämmtliche Cavallerie von dem Jahr 1780. Erste Abtheilung. (Alles Erschienene!).

      Mit 26 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 164 S., 2 Bll., 45 S., 3 Bll., 153 S., 4 Bll. Buntpapierkarton. Die Tafeln zeigen Exerzierpläne für die Kavallerie. - Titel etwas gebräunt, sonst recht gutes Exemplar!

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        Les Moyens de détruire la mendicité en France, en rendant les mendiants utiles à l'état sans les rendre malheureux. Nouvelle édition, reuve, corrigée & augmentée

      Seneuze, Paindavoine, Delalain, Chaalons-sur-Marne (Châlons) et Paris 1780 - In-8° (20 x 13 cm), VIII- 512 pp., pleine basane d'époque, dos lisse richement orné de roulette et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coins émoussés, coiffes élimées. Bon exemplaire. Rare.

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        "A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar."

      "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie" London: "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie". 1780. "First edition, 4to, 2 vols., pp. [20], 64 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon, [1]; complete with the half- titles and list of subscribers (among whom are James Boswell and David Garrick) and the list of works published by Sheridan following the final leaf of text; a very good, sound copy in contemporary full calf, red and green morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines. & & Sheridan, the elocutionist, ""is the first lexicographer who consistently respelled the entry words to indicate pronunciation … Though the idea of respelling was not new -- Johnson and earlier lexicographers had sometimes done it-- it had been used only exceptionally and in systems that were relatively crude. Sheridan pronounced every word, even simple ones, indicated stress as well as sounds in his respellings, and gave greater attention to the hitherto neglected consonants than ever before… The latter part of the 18th century saw the publication of a number of dictionaries devoted principally to pronunciation… But it was not until the publication of Sheridan's A General Dictionary of the English Language that a major advance was made…"" (Landeau, Dictionaries, pp. 56-57). & & Alston V, 312; Kennedy 6286."

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        A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar.

      printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie, London 1780 - First edition, 4to, 2 vols., pp. [20], 64 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon, [1]; complete with the half- titles (that in vol. I bound after the title-p.), the list of subscribers (among whom are James Boswell and David Garrick) and the list of works published by Sheridan following the final leaf of text; a fine, sound copy in recent fill mottled calf, red and black morocco label on spine; old ownership signature excised from top of both title-pp., and each with the perforated stamps of the St. Paul Public Library. Sheridan, the elocutionist, "is the first lexicographer who consistently respelled the entry words to indicate pronunciation Though the idea of respelling was not new -- Johnson and earlier lexicographers had sometimes done it-- it had been used only exceptionally and in systems that were relatively crude. Sheridan pronounced every word, even simple ones, indicated stress as well as sounds in his respellings, and gave greater attention to the hitherto neglected consonants than ever before The latter part of the 18th century saw the publication of a number of dictionaries devoted principally to pronunciation But it was not until the publication of Sheridan's A General Dictionary of the English Language that a major advance was made " (Landeau, Dictionaries, pp. 56-57). Alston V, 312; Kennedy 6286. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar."

      "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie" London: "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie". 1780. "First edition, 4to, 2 vols., pp. [20], 64 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon, [1]; complete with the half- titles (that in vol. I bound after the title-p.), the list of subscribers (among whom are James Boswell and David Garrick) and the list of works published by Sheridan following the final leaf of text; a fine, sound copy in recent fill mottled calf, red and black morocco label on spine; old ownership signature excised from top of both title-pp., and each with the perforated stamps of the St. Paul Public Library. Sheridan, the elocutionist, ""is the first lexicographer who consistently respelled the entry words to indicate pronunciation … Though the idea of respelling was not new -- Johnson and earlier lexicographers had sometimes done it-- it had been used only exceptionally and in systems that were relatively crude. Sheridan pronounced every word, even simple ones, indicated stress as well as sounds in his respellings, and gave greater attention to the hitherto neglected consonants than ever before… The latter part of the 18th century saw the publication of a number of dictionaries devoted principally to pronunciation… But it was not until the publication of Sheridan's A General Dictionary of the English Language that a major advance was made…"" (Landeau, Dictionaries, pp. 56-57). Alston V, 312; Kennedy 6286."

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        Les isles britanniques ou sont le r.me d'Angleterre tirè de Sped celuy d'Ecosse tirè de Pont et celui d'Irlande tirè de Petti. Le tout rectifié par diverses observations. Revue et corrigée en 1772.

      DE L'ISLE 1780 C. Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1780 c. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

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      XXXII, 208 Seiten mit einer Titelvignette (Kupferstich). Fraktursatz. Pappband (gebunden) der Zeit, Kleinoktav. * Erste Ausgabe des "Krebsbüchlein". - Einband bestossen und berieben, angestaubt und fleckig, Papier mässig gebräunt und schwach stockfleckig. Kleines Wurmloch ab Seite 183.

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        A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar.

      printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie, London 1780 - "First edition, 4to, 2 vols., pp. [20], 64 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon, [1]; complete with the half- titles and list of subscribers (among whom are James Boswell and David Garrick) and the list of works published by Sheridan following the final leaf of text; a very good, sound copy in contemporary full calf, red and green morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines. Sheridan, the elocutionist, "is the first lexicographer who consistently respelled the entry words to indicate pronunciation Though the idea of respelling was not new -- Johnson and earlier lexicographers had sometimes done it-- it had been used only exceptionally and in systems that were relatively crude. Sheridan pronounced every word, even simple ones, indicated stress as well as sounds in his respellings, and gave greater attention to the hitherto neglected consonants than ever before The latter part of the 18th century saw the publication of a number of dictionaries devoted principally to pronunciation But it was not until the publication of Sheridan's A General Dictionary of the English Language that a major advance was made " (Landeau, Dictionaries, pp. 56-57). Alston V, 312; Kennedy 6286." [Attributes: First Edition]

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