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        Lettre autographe à sa femme. Souffrance et philosophie : « si l'on pouvait lire au fond de mon c

      - s.n., s.l. 17 août 1780, 10x16cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet. - Unsigned scritto a mano lettera autografa, scritta in una multa scritta su due pagine indirizzata alla signora Sade e datato "Giovedi 17". Due tracce minime di pieghe. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « Qu'on punisse tant qu'on voudra, mais qu'on ne me tue pas : je ne l'ai pas mérité [...] Ah ! si l'on pouvait lire au fond de mon c

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Métrologie, ou traité des mesures, poids et monnoies des anciens peuples & des modernes.

      La Veuve Desaint 1780 - First edition. Quarto, 10-3/8 x 8-3/8 in. (26.3 x 21.2 cm) overall, the pages 10-1/8 x 7-5/8 in. (25.7 x 19.5 cm). Contemporary brown cat’s-paw calf, spine in six gilt-paneled compartments with raised bands, green morocco gilt-lettered title-piece lettered second compartment, the others gilt-tooled with flower and scrolling motifs, covers bordered with triple gilt rules, cover edges gilt-ruled, dentelles with gilt roll with vases, leaves and shells, marbled endpapers in red, yellow, blue and green curl pattern, all edges cut and marbled in red and blue stone pattern, red silk marker ribbon. Printed on fine laid paper watermarked D&FH, with woodcut title device, wood-engraved headpieces and tailpieces, text tables and printed scientific notation and specimen fonts throughout. Collates [2 ll.], 1 l. (half-title), 1 l. (title with woodcut device, Biblical quotations verso), pp. [v]-vi (Paucton’s dedication to L’Abbé Garnier), vii-[xvi] (plan and table), [1]-955, [956] (errata), 6 pp. (judgment in action between Paucton and La Dame Veuve Desaint), [2 ll.]. Bottom of covers and lower corners abraded and worn through, other edges lightly worn, joints with some cracking and wear but strong, covers with minor scratching and scuffing; overall very good, the binding well preserved, the text block square, strong and well printed on crisp and bright paper almost entirely unblemished. Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature no. 11963; John Ramsay McCulloch, The Literature of Political Economy: A Classified Catalogue, London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845, p. 137. As McCulloch appreciates, “At the æra of its publication this very learned work was universally admitted to be the most complete and important that had appeared on the subjects of which it treats; and though materially affected by the changes which have taken place in the interval, especially the introduction of the metrical system into France, it continues to be held in high estimation. Exclusive of the subjects which properly belong to a treatise on Metrology, it embraces a great variety of curious and profound discussions upon collateral topics, which, though they have added considerably to its bulk, have greatly increased its interest and value.” A sample of citations to Paucton’s Métrologie across the years demonstrates the merit of this observation, whether the application is direct or collateral. Example: John Quincy Adams’s Diary (1874 ed.), entries for March 19 and 25, 1812: “Paucton and the Métrologie primitive still engross all my leisure. I have been for years uncertain of the exact comparison between the length of the French and English foot; which is yet essential to ascertain that of all the new French weights, measures, and coins. [.] He is much addicted to digression, and sometimes turns to subjects the connection of which with that of his work is not easily traced. He has, for instance, a chapter to prove that the American continent was known to the ancients. What concern has this with weights and measures? I have not yet found sufficient proof of what he affirms as his fundamental position, that the geometric foot of the ancients was the standard of all their weights, measures, and coins, and that it was originally one four-hundred-thousandth part of a degree of the meridian.” Cf. John Taylor, Battle of the Standards, 1864: “Paucton states, that this prototype or natural standard was the measure of the earth, and that the pyramids were built to record the dimensions of the earth, and also to furnish an imperishable standard of linear measure. His conclusions were based upon the measurements of the pyramids and Nilometer, by John Greaves, Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford, who left London in 1637, taking with him a 10-foot rule ‘accurately divided into 10,000 parts, besides some other instruments for the fuller discovery of the truth.’” [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Des Leopards Qui Disputent leur Proie À Des Lions.\" Zwei Leoparden machen zwei Löwen die Beute streitig.

       Aquatintaradierung von J.T. Prestel nach C. Ruthards, um 1780, 52 x 67 cm. Andresen, Handb. Bd. II, Prestel 19; Nagler, Prestel: Er beherrschte \"Aetzen\", \"Röthelmanier\" und \"Tuschmanier\" (=Aquatinta), \"und aus allen diesen Kunstweisen bildete er sich zuletzt eine eigene, ... aber so eigentümlich, daß man füglich von einer eigenen Prestellschen Manier sagen konnte\"; Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXIX, S. 239, Ruthard: \"Seine meist heftig bewegten ... Tierkompositionen sind vorzüglich beobachtet u. außerordentlich korrekt gezeichnet; Nagler, Ruthard: \"Prestel stach das Bild der Leoparden ... ehedem in der Brabeckschen Sammlung\". Diese ist im Unterrand angegeben. - Alt bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten, auf Bütten mit Randlinien aufgezogen, dort ein paar Altersspuren und hinterlegte Läsuren. Der Titel ausgeschnitten und unten aufgeklebt. - Prachtvolles Kapitalblatt! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Künstlergraphik, Ärzte, England, Renaissance

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        Theatrum Historicum ad annum Christi quadringentesimo in quo tu Imperii Romani tu Barbarorum.pars occidentalis/ .pars orientalis

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1780 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Printed on 2 sheets joined together, Folds perfectly restored; - size (in cm): 38 x 117,5; - description: Map shows the world in two Hemispheres and the total Roman Empire; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        Voyage en Arabie et en d'autres Pays de l'orient

      les libraires associés 1780 - 2 vol. in-8 (193 x 120 mm) de 2 ff.n.ch., 428 pp., 11 planches et 6 cartes gravées sur cuivre hors texte pour le premier volume ; VIII, 464 pp., 8 planches et 3 cartes gravés sur cuivre hors texte pour le deuxième volume (doubles déjà présent au premier volume) ; basane tacheté, double filet doré en encadrement des plats, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Atabey, 872 (vente publique) ; voir Koç 144. Seconde édition en français, traduite de l'allemand. Cette édition abrégée contient des extraits des observations sur l'histoire naturelle de Forskal ainsi que des extraits de la Beschreibung von Arabien publiée auparavant en 1772. Niebuhr fut le seul survivant de l'expédition dirigée par le danois F.C. von Haven en Egypte et en Arabie à partir de 1761. Contrairement à ses compagnons, il se plia en effet au mode de vie et au régime alimentaire oriental, ce qui lui valut non seulement son salut, mais aussi lui permit d'approcher et de comprendre la mentalité arabe. Ses observations sont d'une grande finesse et les découvertes géographiques qu'il fit ont fixé définitivement la cartographie de plusieurs régions du Moyen-Orient. Bel exemplaire agréablement relié, provenant de la bibliothèque Mutonnat (ex-libris). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de la ville de Macao

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1780 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 24 x 48; - description: Total view of Macao

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        Naufrage et aventures de M. Pierre Viaud; natif de Rochefort, capitaine de navire.Bordeaux, the Labottiere brothers; Paris, Lejay, 1780. With: (2) [POIVRE, Pierre]. Voyage d'un philosophe, ou observations sur les moers & les arts des peuples de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amerique.Yverdon, 1768. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary gold-tooled tree calf, richly gold-tooled spine; very subtly rebacked, preserving original backstrip.

      Ad 1: Huntress 80C; Polak 9438; Sabin 99412; ad 2: Cordier, Bibliotheca Indosinica, col. 2495; Kress B.222; Sabin 63716. Ad 1: 1780 edition of the adventures of the French sailor and merchant Pierre Viaud (1725), who sailed along the Gulf Coast of Florida and shipwrecked on a reef near Dog Island. As full of drama as an Indiana Jones adventure, Viaud's story became a bestseller in Europe and is still important for its early description of Florida. Ad 2: First edition of the voyage of the French horticulturist Pierre Poivre (1719-1786) to Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar, Siam, Cambodia, China, etc. Poivre travelled as missionary to China and southeast Asia, and later held some positions on Mauritius, where he created a botanical garden.With two bookplates on paste-down ("A. Jouffray" and "Colonel Ph. Milon"), a manuscript inscription on half-title of ad 1, and another on the title-page of ad 2. Overall in very good condition.

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        Voyage de M. Niebuhr en Arabie Et en d'Autres Pays de l'Orient

      Chez Les Libraires Associés, SVIZZERA 1780 - Francese Opera in due tomi, tomo I più rovinato su dorso e coperta, ambedue i volumi si presentano con coperta muta e dorso a caratteri e motivi floreali dorati, usura del dorso, ricco frontespizio con notizie bibliografiche e tipografiche, marca tipografica stilizzata ad impreziosire l'edizione, taglio di color rosso, pagine imbrunite, edizione arricchita da numerose illustrazioni a piena pagina e da 6 carte geografiche in velina

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        Italiae

      Venezia 1780 - Carta geografica della penisola tratta da "Atlas Universal" del Santini, edito dal Remondini. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Geographic map of the peninsula, from the "Atlas Universal" by Santini, printed by Remondini. Copperplate, contemporary outline colour, in good condition. R. Borri "L'Italia nelle antiche carte " (2011), scheda 292. Dimensioni 670 820mm

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        Veduta della piazza dove si fa il Mercato del Lino in Brescia (ripetuto in francese).

      Bassano del Grappa 1780 - Incisione in rame, mm 300x425. Le vedute remondiniane rappresentano a pieno merito la stampa popolare italiana: semplici nel tratto, quasi sempre colorate con poche tinte in maniera rapida e decisa, affascinano per la loro immediatezza e sono state oggetto di numerose mostre, raccolte e studi negli ultimi anni. Le incisioni preparate per essere inserite nel Mondo Nuovo, dove i popolani potevano vederle, illuminate dalla luce di candele messe dietro alle tavole e conoscere cosÏ le citt? del mondo. Buon esemplare con discreti margini, un restauro fra i due titoli in basso, molto ben eseguito, parzialmente anche nell'incisione; un angolino bianco integrato ed uno strappetto marginale restaurato, ma buon esemplare. vedutistica.

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        XC - CXVII, Pergolesi Iunet. Scult. and Publishd according to act of Parliament the ist of August 31st 1780

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: Rome; date: 1780 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: gouache; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 45 x 25; description: Original hand gouache colored sculpture view after Volpator an Italian engraver. In 1760 he entered the famous copperplate printworks of Giambattista Remondini in Bassano and, under the guidance of Antonio Baratti, learnt the art of engraving and etching. During this early period he engraved, signing himself Jean Renard, four Rustic Capricci after Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, the Four Parts of the World after Jacopo Amigoni, the Four Ages of Man after Andrea Zucchi and the portrait of Giambattista Morgagni. On the invitation of Francesco Bartolozzi, who had noted his talent during a visit to Bassano, he moved to Venice in 1762 and was thus able to refine his technique while maintaining his connection with the Remondini concern as a technical consultant and commercial adviser.

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        The Argonautic Expedition.

      London: Printed for Thomas Payne and Son,, 1780. Translated from the Greek into English verse, with critical, historical, and explanatory remarks, and prefatory essays, with a large appendix. 2 volumes bound as 1, octavo (183 x 124 mm). Late 19th-century green half morocco, spine lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. 18th-century ownership inscription partially erased from front blank. Pencil shelf-marks and bookplate of Henry S. Deming, over an ink inscription, to front free endpaper verso. Slight rubbing to extremities, minor wear to tips, spine lightly faded, occasional faint foxing, a very good copy. First edition of one of the first two English translations of the Argonautica to be published, this the translation of E. B. Greene (d. 1788), which appeared in the same year as the translation by Francis Fawkes, prompting the reviewer in The Gentleman's Magazine to note, "It cannot rain but it pours, after a long death of translations of this admired Egyptian, two now appear at once" (Volume 50, p. 384). Due to this there is some debate as to which is the true first English edition, various sources listing each as the original, for example William Harris, writing in 1909, credits Fawkes with the first translation, and R. C. Seaton in his 1912 edition of the Argonautica lists Greene's translation first, while William Preston, in his 1803 translation, is certain that both translations were published at "precisely the same time". The first edition in the original Greek was published in Florence in 1496. In this, and his numerous other translations of the classics such as Pindar, Anacreon, and Juvenal, Greene demonstrates "a lively interest in the processes of translation, an interest which is reflected in the wide range of verse forms he employs, adapting his style to suit different authors" (ODNB). This edition, although reasonably well-held institutionally, is uncommon in trade, with just one other copy appearing at auction, in 1989.

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        Vue des Environs de Florence.

      Original engraving, Paris, c.1780. R. F. Taunay after Widenhauer. Vue des Environs de Florence. Original engraving, Paris, c.1780. 300 x 400mm. Framed. £580

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        Isthmus of Nova Scotia

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1780. Engraved and etched map with roulette work and aquatint, with original color, 6th state of six. Watermarked "JBates" and countermarked "JB". Some off-setting and soiling. A magnificent large scale map of the isthmus that bridges modern-day Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, featuring superlative detail applied with the greatest artistic virtuousityA monumental map of what is now the Isthmus of Chignecto, which connects Nova Scotia to the mainland. This land bridge had been fiercely contested between the British and French. and many battles were fought there during the 18th century. Fort Beausèjour at the head of the Bay of Fundy had become Fort Cumberland in 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, and Fort Cumberland had repulsed an attack by American sympathisers in 1776.This final state of Des Barres' chart includes a great deal of topographical detail and many settlements in the region, shown as rectangular plots. There are of course many soundings and the title cartouche includes some interesting navigational information: " Chignecto, the North East Branch of the Bay of Fundy is Navigable up to Cumberland, Petcudiac, &c. Tides flow here with great rapidity and rise at Equinoctial Times from 60 to 70 feet perpendicular. By means of these huigh Tides, the Bason of Mines and several fine Rivers which discharge themselves about the Head of the Bay of Fundy are rendered Navigable. The Gulph of St. Lawrence Tides in Bay Verte on the North East of the Isthmus rise only 8 Feet."The charts of Nova Scotia were surveyed under Des Barres' direct supervision in the 1760's.Des Barres, of Swiss-Huguenot extraction, studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the future legendary explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast. He also managed to gain access to some surveys of the American South, Cuba and Jamaica. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on The Neptune. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103.The Atlantic Neptune, the most celebrated sea atlas, contained the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres's synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (National Maritime Museum Catalogue). Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was charged with this Herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by three further volumes. Des Barres's monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and views, many being found in several states. Des Barres's charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, and in many cases remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades.National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), Henry Newton Stevens Collection, 15f.

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        ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM, ou les plus belles Peintures antiques, et les marbres, bronzes, meubles, etc., trouvés dans les excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa [ANTIQUITIES OF HERCULANUM - complete in 12 volumes]

      Rue Pierre-Sarrazin, No. 13. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, F. A. David, 1780. Full set of 12 volumes, published over a 24 year period. Complete with letterpress and half title pages plus a separate engraved title page to each volume; numerous engraved plates with original tissue guards (for collation see below). Contents generally very good with plates clean, minimal foxing to the odd page. Bound in full, contemporary tree calf; all edges rich gilt; original marbled end papers. Bindings good only, but carefully and professionally 'restored' using archival materials, some joints cracked but now stabilised and all boards remain firmly attached, leather chipped to head and tail of spines, corners somewhat worn but now strengthened, one title label missing. Overall a very good set. Collations as follows. pp. vol. I (1780/1781) 168 pages, 134 illustrations; vol. II (1780) 215 pages, 141 illustrations; vol. III. (1780), 204 pages, 130 illustrations; vol. IV (1780) 119 pages; 130 illustrations; vol. V (1780) 100 pages, 181 illustrations; vol. VI (1780) 96 pages, 144 illustrations; vol. VII (1780) 104 pages, 163 illustrations; vol. VIII (1780) 50 pages, 70 plates; vol. IX (1780) 108 pages, 129 illustrations; vol. X (1797) 86 pages; 59 plates; vol. XI [no date - An VI.] 58 pages, 57 plates; vol. XII [1803] 5 & 48 pages, 9 & 34 plates; [Volume four in the above set was published without the engraved titlepage. The engraved title pages in vols. I & VIII bear the date 1781, all other engraved title pages are undated other that vol. XII which shares the same 1803 date as the letterpress title page. An important work on the antiquities of Herculanum with hundred of engraved plates.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Illus. by David, F. A.. 4to (20 x 26.5cm).

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        Saggio intorno diverse opinioni di alcuni moderni politici sopra i delitti e le pene.

      presso Michele Briolo, 1780. Unica edizione. Opera composta in XXI capitoli, dall'Indice: Dello stato primitivo degli uomini. Della Società civile. Del diritto di punire. Del diritto di punir di morte. Se la pena di morte sia utile, e necessaria. Se la pena di morte sia conforme allo spirito del Vangelo, de' primi Cristiani, e della Santa Chiesa. Del rigore delle leggi. Del furto semplice. Del furto domestico. Dell'omicidio. Dell'infanticidio. Del duello. Della rivelazione de' delitti. De' delitti contro la religione. Dell'esecuzione della pena di morte. Del suicidio. Della taglia. Dell'impunità. Della diserzione. Delle grazie. Della tortura. Lettera d'apertura dell'Autore "A chi legge". Incisione al frontespizio disegnata da Visca e incisa da Gay con motto "Non sine causa gladium porta". Ottimo esemplare in barbe. Brossura coeva in carta xilografata con rinforzo coevo al dorso, pp. 4 (6) 226 (4), In 8° piccolo

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        Tableaux de la Suisse, ou voyage pittoresque fait dans les treize cantons et états alliés du corps helvétique. [Reprint 4 Teile in 4 Bden. komplett].

      2 (45 x 32 cm), ca. 900 Bl., zahlr. (Falt-)Taf., Kart. (Kunstleder) m. Goldpräg., Min. gebrauchsspurig, tadellos. EA dieser Ausgabe. Ex. Nr. 202/450. Reprint der EA bei Lamy, Paris 1780 - 86.

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        ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA.To Which are Added,

      - London 1780, Nichols. Half leather over marbled boards, very good, wide margins, untrimmed, some foxing, large engraved folded map, 4 other folding maps, small folio, 22.5 x 30 cm. recent binding, solid copy, [10p.] index, 4 of which foxed. A very important source on Russian exploration and expansion into the Northern Pacific and the attempt to open trade with Alaska & the Aleutians Islands based partly on existing narratives, but also on the author's personal knowledge gained on a visit to Russia, during which he consulted with G.F. Muller and P.S. Pallas. "He also succeeded in securing additional material: for instance the narrative and maps of Krenitzin and Levashev's "secret" expedition, the first official Russian government expedition since Bering's 2nd expedition of 1741. He was able to secure this particular information, not widely known at the time even in Russia, from Dr. Wm. Robertson, who in turn obtained it through his friend Dr. Rogerson, first physician to the Empress Catherine II." Lada-Mocarski. * FIRST EDITION, with bibliography. * CONDITION: The book is solid, and complete, with occasional browning to the edges where exposed to the air, internally cleaner, uneven decle edges as issued. There is some minor foxing spots here and there, on plates, maps and text pages, 4 pages of index has some heavy foxing. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Hill p.385, 392 Sabin 17309 H. Cordier: SINICA 2447 Forbes 134 Holmes 107 Lada-Mocarski 29n Lust: 170 [3rd. ed] Morrison: I, 198 [p3rd. ed] Taylor, Louise: CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE: p.226 *

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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.

      A Londres W. Richardson 1780 - III. Des Nouveaux Barometres 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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        The Argonautic Expedition. Translated from the Greek into English verse, with critical, historical, and explanatory remarks, and prefatory essays, with a large appendix.

      London: Printed for Thomas Payne and Son, 1780 - 2 volumes bound as 1, octavo (183 x 124 mm). Late 19th-century green half morocco, spine lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. 18th-century ownership inscription partially erased from front blank. Pencil shelf-marks and bookplate of Henry S. Deming, over an ink inscription, to front free endpaper verso. Slight rubbing to extremities, minor wear to tips, spine lightly faded, occasional faint foxing, a very good copy. First edition of one of the first two English translations of the Argonautica to be published, this the translation of E. B. Greene (d. 1788), which appeared in the same year as the translation by Francis Fawkes, prompting the reviewer in The Gentleman's Magazine to note, "It cannot rain but it pours, after a long death of translations of this admired Egyptian, two now appear at once" (Volume 50, p. 384). Due to this there is some debate as to which is the true first English edition, various sources listing each as the original, for example William Harris, writing in 1909, credits Fawkes with the first translation, and R. C. Seaton in his 1912 edition of the Argonautica lists Greene's translation first, while William Preston, in his 1803 translation, is certain that both translations were published at "precisely the same time". The first edition in the original Greek was published in Florence in 1496. In this, and his numerous other translations of the classics such as Pindar, Anacreon, and Juvenal, Greene demonstrates "a lively interest in the processes of translation, an interest which is reflected in the wide range of verse forms he employs, adapting his style to suit different authors" (ODNB). This edition, although reasonably well-held institutionally, is uncommon in trade, with just one other copy appearing at auction, in 1989. Harris, The First Printed Translations into English of the Great Foreign Classics, p. 11; Lowndes, vol II, part II, pp. 935. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Des semis ou plantations des arbres et de leur culture, ou méthodes pour multiplier et élever les arbres, les planter en massifs et en avenues ; former les forêts et les bois ; les entretenir, et entretenir ceux qui sont dégradés. . Faisant partie du Traité complet des Bois et des Forêts

      P., chez Leroi, 1835 [imprimé en 1780 par J. Ch. Desaint). Fort in-8, demi-basane marbré, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre maroquin orangé (rel. moderne à l'imitation), (4)- LXXXII- 420 pp. , 16 planches dépliantes in fine. Les "Additions et corrections pour le Traité de la physique des arbres" ( pp. 409- 420) a été inséré entre les pp. 392 et 393. Très bon exemplaire. Avec ex-libris manuscrit en tête de la première page de garde. Seconde édition [impression de 1780] de cet important traité par l'un des fondateurs de l'agronomie et la sylviculture modernes. Du terrain et de l'exposition et choix d'espèces d'arbres - Des différentes façons de multiplier les arbres - De la façon d'élever les jeunes arbres jusqu'à ce qu'ils soient en état d'être plantés au lieu où ils resteront - De la plantation des arbres élevés en pépinière et de plusieurs choses qui ont rapport à cet objet - Des grands bois - De l'entretien des bois et du rétablissement des forêts dégradées.

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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.

      A Londres, W. Richardson, 1780. III. Des Nouveaux Barometres 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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        Öländska rese-beskrifning med sina lärda anmerkningar, En nöjsam poetisk tankelek.

      - Kalmar, Magnus Petersson, 1780. 4:o. (8),+ 67 s. Smutsigt titelblad, småfläckar, sista bladet med pappersförstärkning och andra bladet med lagat nedre hörn, enstaka bläckmarkeringar. Ljusbrunt hfrbd, rikt guldornerad rygg med röd titeletiket, marmorrade snitt (G. Hedberg.) Ur Sten Westerbergs bibliotek på Beatelund. Äldre namnteckning av en Elisabeth och en Jonas på titelbladet, liksom den äldre stämpel som finns på de flesta exemplaren, och ur Boris Engströms bibliotek, med hans exlibris och namnteckning. Warmholtz 275a. Hjord, Litteratur om Kalmar, 2211. Sällsynt. Förord av förläggaren Anders Löfman (1726-99). Rektorn vid trivialskolan i Kalmar Benedict M. Morin (1689-1728) blev endast 39 år gammal. Resebeskrivningen skrev han 1712, och den brukar räknas som den första separata beskrivningen av Öland på svenska. Anders Löfmans förord innehåller en levnadsteckning över Morin och en förteckning på hans skrifter. Innehållet i boken sammanfattas på titelbladets baksida: ?1. Undersökes, om Öland städse varit en ö, eller förr hängt ihop med Småland? Det förra nekas, det senare bejakas, samt bevises med många skäl utaf landets och folkets art, beskaffenhet och monumenter m.m. 2. Gifves vid handen en underrättelse om invånarnes maner och klädedrägter, landets betjente, hvad slags säd här växer, hvad slags fisk här fångas och förnämsta antiquiteter.? Förläggarens stämpel på titelbladet finns givetvis eftersom förläggaren (på titelbladet) utlovat en belöning til den som ?.kan upvisa något exemplar, hwilken icke finnes merkt här under med hans påtryckte sigill, som förställer den uphögde kopparormen, med öfverskriften Adspectus levabit?.

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        Naufrage et aventures de M. Pierre Viaud; natif de Rochefort, capitaine de navire.Bordeaux, the Labottiere brothers; Paris, Lejay, 1780. With: (2) [POIVRE, Pierre]. Voyage d'un philosophe, ou observations sur les moers & les arts des peuples de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amerique.Yverdon, 1768. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary gold-tooled tree calf, richly gold-tooled spine; very subtly rebacked, preserving original backstrip.

      - Ad 1: Huntress 80C; Polak 9438; Sabin 99412; ad 2: Cordier, Bibliotheca Indosinica, col. 2495; Kress B.222; Sabin 63716. Ad 1: 1780 edition of the adventures of the French sailor and merchant Pierre Viaud (1725), who sailed along the Gulf Coast of Florida and shipwrecked on a reef near Dog Island. As full of drama as an Indiana Jones adventure, Viaud's story became a bestseller in Europe and is still important for its early description of Florida. Ad 2: First edition of the voyage of the French horticulturist Pierre Poivre (1719-1786) to Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar, Siam, Cambodia, China, etc. Poivre travelled as missionary to China and southeast Asia, and later held some positions on Mauritius, where he created a botanical garden.With two bookplates on paste-down ("A. Jouffray" and "Colonel Ph. Milon"), a manuscript inscription on half-title of ad 1, and another on the title-page of ad 2. Overall in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c.

      Bath: R. Cruttwell, , 1780. Selected from the Correspondence-Book of the Society instituted at Bath, for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, within the Counties of Somerset, Wilts, Glocester, and Dorset, and the City and County of Bristol. To which is added an Appendix; containing, a Proposal for the further Improvement of Agriculture; by a Member of the Society; and a Translation of Mons. Hirzel's Letter to Dr. Tissot, in Answer to Mons. Linguet's Treatise on Bread-Corn and Bread. By another Member of the Society. Octavo (202 x 130 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label, raised bands, flower and leaf spray tools to compartments. Early pencil annotations to rear endpapers, a few marginal notes and marks in pencil. Top corner of front board scuffed, joints starting but still holding firm, extremities slightly worn. A very good copy with largely bright contents. First edition of the first significant publication of the Royal Bath and West of England Society, published three years after the society was founded. From the library of natural history collector William Constable (1721–1791), whose Cabinet of Curiosities was donated to Hull City Museums in the 1960s, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown.

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        Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c. Selected from the Correspondence-Book of the Society instituted at Bath, for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, within the Counties of Somerset, Wilts, Glocester, and Dorset, and the City and County of Bristol. To which is added an Appendix; containing, a Proposal for the further Improvement of Agriculture; by a Member of the Society; and a Translation of Mons. Hirzel's Letter to Dr. Tissot, in Answer to Mons. Linguet's Treatise on Bread-Corn and Bread. By another Member of the Society.

      Bath: R. Cruttwell, 1780 - Octavo (202 x 130 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label, raised bands, flower and leaf spray tools to compartments. Early pencil annotations to rear endpapers, a few marginal notes and marks in pencil. Top corner of front board scuffed, joints starting but still holding firm, extremities slightly worn. A very good copy with largely bright contents. First edition of the first significant publication of the Royal Bath and West of England Society, published three years after the society was founded. From the library of natural history collector William Constable (1721–1791), whose Cabinet of Curiosities was donated to Hull City Museums in the 1960s, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. ESTC T91280. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Figura di una ninfa

      1780 - Acquaforte, circa 1780/90, priva di dati editoriali. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergta coeva, con ampi margini, leggera ossidazione della carta, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Etching, circa 1780/90, without printing details. A fine impression, on contemporary laid paper, wide margins, light spots, otherwise very good conditions. Rare. De Vesme 14; Bertelà, Incisori Bolognesi ed Emiliani del sec. XVIII, 307. Dimensioni 26 75mm

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        SAGGIO ORITTOGRAFICO. Ovvero osservazioni sopra le terre nautilitiche ed ammonitiche della Toscana.

      Siena, nella Stamper. di Pazzini Carli e Figli, 1780. In-8 gr. (mm. 252x182), mz pelle coeva con ang., dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, pp. VII,146, con pregevole tavola inc. in rame da Ciro Santi che raffigura (in uno dei due medaglioni inquadrati in ricca cornice) il Granduca di Toscana Pietro Leopoldo cui e' dedicata l'opera. Corredano il volume 25 belle tavole, ripieg. e sempre inc. dal Santi, con l'illustrazione di piccoli testacei e altri fossili di origine marina, di cui l'Autore da in Appendice un "Indice Latino Ragionato per schiarimento dell'opera". "Prima edizione". Cfr. Parenti,468 - Moreni “Bibliogr. della Toscana”,II, p. 343: “Qui si danno alcune sue originali scoperte fatte in diversi viaggi in Toscana, come nel Volterrano, nel Casentino, nell'Aretino, nella Valdichiana Senese, ed in altri luoghi”. L'abate camaldolese Soldani (1736-1808), naturalista e matematico, per primo introdusse il metodo paleontologico per la cronologia dei terreni e dimostrò la natura extratellurica delle meteoriti. Eseguì anche studi sulle eruzioni d'idrocarburi della Romagna”. Così Diz. Treccani, XI, p. 418. Fresco esemplare su carta distinta, molto ben conservato.

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        A view of a church and houses along a river (Nicolaaskerk, Koudekerk aan de Rijn), ca. 1780

      A view of a church and houses along a river (Nicolaaskerk, Koudekerk aan de Rijn), ca. 1780Pencil, pen and brush and black ink, grey wash, on laid paper, 222 x 275 mm. Watermark: D. & C. Blauw. Annotation in pencil on verso 'Dirk Verrijk ca. 1780'. Sligthly but evenly browned, left and right edge trimmed, damage to lower corners, pin holes upper corners, a few very small stains in sky area and on lower left edge, otherwise good.

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        Chronologie des Gentils-hommes reçus à la Chambre de la Noblesse des États du pays et comté de Hainaut depuis 1530 jusqu'en 1779, précédée d'un précis des preuves nécessaires pour y être admis selon les derniers règlements.

      Paris, chez Saillant, 1780. - In-folio, rel. moderne demi-toile marron, pièce de titre verte en losange sur le plat sup., titre et roulette dorée, plat de papier cailloutés, [1] ff. -6 pp. -pp. 4-8 -60 pp. -[1] ff., 4 ff. de faux titre non chiffrés, 19 cuivres, dont 2 hors texte, offrant 243 blasons. Toutes les marges sont réparées, sauf 2 lacunes sans perte de texte, mouillure claire marginale en pied des pages 29 à 34, restauration marginale de la planche généalogique in-fine, rousseurs, bonne condition générale. Rare ouvrage du comte de Saint-Genois contenant des notes généalogiques sur les familles de Rodoan, de la maison des barons de Rouveroit et du Chastel de la Howarderies, une liste de nobles admis aux états de Hainaut depuis 1536, un tableau de l'ascendance et parenté du duc aveugle (duc d'Arenberg), illustré d'un cuivre représentant le mausolée de Nicolas de Condé. D'après Saffroy, "Ouvrage extrêmement rare dont les exemplaires ne sont pas tous identiques". Réf. bibliographiques : Saffroy, 24040. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epularis Aula

      Daumont, Paris. ca. 1780. 33 x 50 cm (plate: 29,7 x 43,7 cm). Handcoloured copperplate engraving on handlaid paper with watermark.Epularis Aula in hortis Versalicis. 52e. Vuë d'Optique Representant. La Salle des Festins dans les Jardins de Versailles. a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin.Some age related discolouration and stains in the upper margin. Slightly folded and scuffed around the edges. Overall state is good. A hand coloured optical view depicting the well maintained gardens of Versailles near Paris. the symetrical garden is populated by fancy dressed people.

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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.

      A Londres, W. Richardson, 1780.. III. Des Nouveaux Barometres 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 Atwoods 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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        Vue du Palais du Duc d'Aveiro a Lisbonne (mirrored)

      Daumont, Paris. ca. 1780. 33,5 x 49,5 cm (plate: 26,7 x 40,7 cm). Handcoloured copperplate engraving on handlaid paper.Vue du Palais du Duc d'Aveiro a Lisbonne. a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin.Some age related discolouration. Very slightly scuffed around the edges. Small repaired tears in the top margin. Overall state is good. A hand coloured optical view of the residence of the Duke of Aveiro in the Portuguese city of Lisbon. At the left the harbor is depicted with several ships sailing towards the horizon. The front is populated with people and carriages.

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        A Journal of a Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty's Ship The Dolphin,

      [c. 1780] - Commanded by the Honorable Commodore Byron. By a Midshipman on Board the said Ship. 12mo. Contemporary sheep. iv, 5-94pp. London, A. Manson, c. An unsophisticated copy of this rare surreptitious account of Byron?s 1764-66 circumnavigation, which was the fastest on record at the time. This work is usually attributed to Midshipman Charles Clerke, who later served on all three of Cook?s voyages. He spent the final six months of the third voyage in command and contributed to the official account. It records the aspects of the Dolphin?s voyage for which it is famous: namely an encounter with the Patagonian Giants and its claim of the Falkland Islands for Britain. As with other unofficial accounts, it takes part of its vitality from what are surely embellishments, none being more salient than those relating to the Patagonians. While Byron?s official account (first published in Part I of Hawkesworth?sVoyages) describes a relatively short meeting, Clerke?s suggests a longer stay as he comments on numerous facets of Patagonian society, such as education, medicine, taxation and urbanity. Another point of differences the estimation of the height of the natives, which Byron deems to be between 6.6 and 7 feet, while Clerke claims their stature to extend to ?about ten feet? In this respect, the Midshipman?s report is fleshed out according to the body of the myth and would have appealed greatly to the popular imagination back in Europe. While this account appeared in a number of editions, our copy alters from the 1767 edition (believed to be the first) in that it is shorter and is not illustrated. The pagination links it with a 1784 edition, printed for A. Millar & J. Hodges. Any Midshipman edition is rare and this is certainly the case for the book in question, of which there are only 9 in WorldCat (2 of which are in Europe).

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        Elegy on Captain Cook [BOUND WITH] Miss Seward, Monody on Major Andre . To which are added letters addressed to her by Major Andre in the year 1769 [BOUND WITH] William Hayley, The Triumphs of Temper .

      London I. Dodsley II. J. Jackson for the Author. III. Dodsley 1781 1781 1780 - 4to., 24; iv, 48; xii, 164 pp., contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, an excellent copy. Second edition of the first work, First editions of second and third. The first work is one of the most influential and often reprinted tributes to Captain Cook. It was reviewed and praised in the The Gentleman's Magazine in September 1780: "with the assistance of the Muses, she has raised a trophy worthy of the memory of one of the greatest men this or any age or nation has produced." Second work signed by Anna Seward on page 28. I. Forbes 25; Holmes 36; not in Hill. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE PRESENT WAR IN AMERICA; containing An Account of its Rise and Progress, The Political Springs thereof, with its Various Successes and Disappointments, on Both Sides. Vol. II.

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin, No. 47, Pater-noster-Row. N. Frobisher York; T. Robson, Newcastle upon Tyne; Bayne and Mennons, Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh; and Dunlop and Wilson, Glasgow. 1780 - Volume II only, of the Rev. James Murray's important description of the American Revolution, the earliest detailed account to be published in England. The text is complete, along with the frontispiece engraving of General Arnold, and full-page engravings of Benjamin Franklin, General Howe, General Putnam, and John Hancock in the text. The binding is contemporary but shows considerable wear and the front board is separated. "Impartial" is spelled out on the title page without erasure. More detail is available on request. The very rare first edition published in London. Provenance: Ex-Libris of Richard Gerry Durnin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        magnifique dessin au lavis - Vue generale de Leonforte en Sicile

      1780 - Ce dessin semble etre une ébauche au dessin gravé inclus dans le fameux ouvrage de l’abbé de Saint-Non, Voyage pittoresque ou Description des Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile publié entre 1781 et 1786. Chatelet se rendit en Sicile en compagnie de Vivant Denon en 1777 afin d’y réaliser les 132 dessins de Naples, des Pouilles, de la Calabre et de la Sicile. Ce dessin se rapproche des esquisses non aquarellées du château de Versailles réalisées par Châtelet. Dimension : 34 par 23 cm (dessin, feuille plus grande) (avec encadrement : 49 par 36,5 cm) Titré en bas : « Vue générale de Léonforte en Sicile » Mais non signé TRES BEAU LAVIS DU XVIIIe siècle.

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        Sala del Divan Dove Il G. Vizir Tratta con Pranzo L Ministro Prima d'introdurlo all'udienza del Gran Sigre (The Divan hall in which the Grand Vizier held lunch in the presence of the Sultan).

      1780 - Gouache and Watercolour. Signed: Luigi Mayer Rom[ano] Dipinti (Luigi Mayer of Rome painted it). Dimensions without the border: 39 x 55 cm. Dimensions with the border: 44 x 60 cm. The Divan-i Hümayun, in English the Imperial Council, was the de facto cabinet of the Ottoman Empire for most of its history. Initially an informal gathering of the senior ministers presided over by the Sultan in person, in the mid-15th century the Council's composition and function became firmly regulated. The Grand Vizier, who became the Sultan's deputy as the head of government, assumed the role of chairing the Council, which comprised also the other viziers, charged with military and political affairs, the two kadiaskers or military judges, the defterdars in charge of finances, the nisanci in charge of thepalace scribal service, and later the Kapudan Pasha, the head of the Ottoman Navy, and occasionally the beylerbeyi of Rumelia and the Agha of the Janissaries. The Council met in a dedicated building in the second courtyard of the Topkapi Palace, initially daily, then for four days a week by the 16th century. Its remit encompassed all matters of governance of the Empire, although the exact proceedings are no longer known. It was assisted by an extensive secretarial bureaucracy under the reis ül-küttab for the drafting of appropriate documents and the keeping of records. The Imperial Council remained the main executive organ of the Ottoman state until the mid-17th century, after which it lost most of its power to the office of the Grand Vizier. With the Tanzimat reforms of the early 19th century, it was eventually succeeded by a Western-style cabinet government. In the present painting, the figure of the Sultan, listening to the discussions below, can be seen behind the grilled window. On either sides of the window are the framed tughras, the imperial monograms of the Sultan. In the foreground is a servant preparing coffee. In the background there are members of a European commission, possible French diplomats, discussing stately matters with the Ottoman high ranking bureaucrats. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A specimen of sketching landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, exemplified in thirty etchings, from the original drawings of Lucatelli, after nature, in and about Rome.

      An unsophisticated copy of an extremely rare drawing book. ESTC lists 3 copies, Oxford in the U.K. and Yale and Huntingdon (29 plates only) in the U.S.A.

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        Kaiserlich-Königliche Patente, und Zirkularien welche seit der merkwürdigen Regierung Josephs des Zweyten in Publico, Politicis, & Ecclesiasticis in der Edlen von Trattnerischen Hofbuchdruckerey sind gedruckt worden.

      4. Titelbl., 3 nn. Bll. (Vorrede, Elenchus), ca. 300 nn. Bll. Titelblatt mit Wappenholzschnitt, mit e. Kopfstück, e. Schlussvignette u. zahlr. großen Holzschnittinitialen. Pappband d. Zeit, mit gedrucktem Papierschildchen am Rücken (Sammlung der K. K. Patente. I. Band), gering fleckig, etwas bestoßen, einige Wurmgänge in den Innengelenken und im Innenfalz einiger Blätter, Blätter gut erhalten, wenig vergilbt oder fleckig. Seemann 3733 - Sammelwerk mit hundert, 1780 bis 1783 während der Regierung Kaiser Josephs II., bei Trattner einzeln gedruckten Gesetzen und Rundschreiben, mit zusammenfassendem Titelblatt und Verzeichnis der enthaltenen Stücke. Seltener Vorläufer der bekannten, 1788-1791 herausgegebenen, ?Trattnerschen Gesetzessammlung?. Nicht bei GV.

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        Naufrage et aventures de M. Pierre Viaud; natif de Rochefort, capitaine de navire.Bordeaux, the Labottiere brothers; Paris, Lejay, 1780. With: (2) [POIVRE, Pierre]. Voyage d'un philosophe, ou observations sur les moers & les arts des peuples de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amerique.Yverdon, 1768. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary gold-tooled tree calf, richly gold-tooled spine; very subtly rebacked, preserving original backstrip.

      Ad 1: Huntress 80C; Polak 9438; Sabin 99412; ad 2: Cordier, Bibliotheca Indosinica, col. 2495; Kress B.222; Sabin 63716. Ad 1: 1780 edition of the adventures of the French sailor and merchant Pierre Viaud (1725), who sailed along the Gulf Coast of Florida and shipwrecked on a reef near Dog Island. As full of drama as an Indiana Jones adventure, Viaud's story became a bestseller in Europe and is still important for its early description of Florida. Ad 2: First edition of the voyage of the French horticulturist Pierre Poivre (1719-1786) to Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar, Siam, Cambodia, China, etc. Poivre travelled as missionary to China and southeast Asia, and later held some positions on Mauritius, where he created a botanical garden.With two bookplates on paste-down ("A. Jouffray" and "Colonel Ph. Milon"), a manuscript inscription on half-title of ad 1, and another on the title-page of ad 2. Overall in very good condition.

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        Herrn Perret's Abhandlung vom Stahl, dessen Beschaffenheit, Verarbeitung und Gebrauch. Eine gekrönte Preisschrift.

      Dresden Waltherische Hofbuchhandlung 1780 - EA; ca 18x11 cm; 164 Seiten mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel; neuerer Kartoneinband im Stil d. Zt. (Stempel auf Vorsatzblatt und zwei Stempel auf Titelblatt; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rathaus u. Marienkirche ('Prospect des Rathhaußes zu Osnabrück nebst der Marien Kirche, welches wegen dem daselbst geschloßenen Westphälischen Frieden so berühmt geworden.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 25 x 39,5 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) - Perfekter Zustand!

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        Abhandlungen von den Krankheiten der Künstler und Handwerker neu bearbeitet und vermehret von Dr. Johann Christian Gottlieb Ackermann. 2 in 1 Bd.

      Stendal, bey D.E. Franzen und J.C. Grosse, 1780-1783, 8, (15 Bl.), 311 (12), 326, (22) pp., 2 gest. Titelvignetten, im Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit erstes Titelblatt mehrf. gestempelt montiertes Portrait beigegeben frisches Exemplar. DIE SEHR SELTENE DEUTSCHE AUSGABE in der erweiterten, mustergültigen Bearbeitung durch Johann Christian Gottlieb Ackermann!Bernardino Ramazzini (1633-1714) ist der VATER DER GEWERBEHYGIENE. 30 Jahre wirkte er als Professor in Modena, um im Alter von 67 Jahren einen ehrenvollen Ruf an die Universität Padua zu folgen. An seinem 81. Geburtstag, auf dem Weg zur Universität, starb er an einer Apoplexia cerebri.Sein berühmtes Buch ist für die Arbeitsmedizin das, was Vesals 'Fabrica' für die Anatomie, oder Morgagnis 'De sedibus et causis morborum' für die Pathologie darstellt: Eines der großen Pionierwerken der Medizin! --- Ramazzini erkannte als erster Arzt die soziale Bedeutung der Berufskrankheiten. Er sammelte systematisch das bis dahin publizierte Material und ergänzte es mit den Ergebnissen seiner eigenen Untersuchungen zu den Beziehungen zwischen Berufen und Erkrankungen. Er beschrieb die Bleivergiftung der Töpfer, die Augenleiden der Vergolder, Drucker, etc. die Bergarbeitertuberkulose und auch Krankheiten die dem Arztberuf eigentümlich sind. Über 50 Berufskrankheiten werden geschildert. Bei den Besprechungen der Aetiologie, Behandlung u. Verhütung der Gewerbekrankheiten geht Ramazzini bis zu den Quellen den Schriften von Hippocrates, Celsus u. Galen zurück. Das Werk Ramazzinis ist Grundlage und Ausgangspunkt einer präventiven Medizin, besonders im Hinblick auf die industrielle Revolution im 19. Jahrhundert. Bis zum Erscheinen der klassischen Schriften von J.P. Frank war der Ramazzini das Beste was es auf dem Gebiet der öffentlichen Gesundheitspflege literarisch geleistet worden ist.Johann Christian Gottlieb Ackermann (1756 in Zeulenroda 1801 in Altdorf bei Nürnberg) besuchte bereits mit 15 Jahren die Universität Jena wehcselte dann mit seinem Lehrer Ernst Gottfried Baldinger nach Göttingen, wo er neben der Medizin die klassischen Wissenschaften bei Christian Gottlob Heyne studierte. Ackermann promovierte 1775 zum Privatdozent in Halle und kehrte nach 2 Jahren nach Zeulenroda zurück, um als Arzt zu praktizieren. 1780 wurde er Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. 1786 folgte er dem Ruf an die Universität Altdorf, wo er eine Professur für Chemie erhielt. 1794 nahm er den Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Medizin an und bekleidete gleichzeitig die Stelle als Direktor des Armenkrankenhauses. Ackermann starb im Alter von 45 Jahren an Tuberkulose.*Rare German Edition. Ramazzini was the first to deal adequately with occupational diseases. His book was the first systematic treatise on the subject. By Koelsch he was called the "father of industrial hygiene." Ramazzini was professor of Modena (1682-1700) and at Padua until his death in 1714. Among his more astute observations are his accounts of the phtisis acquired by stonemassons and miners, the eye problems of printers and gilders, the sciatia of tailors, and the lethargy of potters, etc. Ramazzini discusses the diseases of over fifty occupations including wrestlers, farmers, nurses, soldiers, and many others. Ramazzinis work has a dual signifcance. It is sythesis of all knowledge on occupational diseases from the eartliest times to the eighteenth century, and at the same time ist is a basis for further investigation.cf. G.M. 2121 PMM 170 Lilly LIb., 99 Heirs of Hippocratres, 384 Rosen, Hist. of Public Health pp. 95-96 Hirsch-H. IV, 716 Koelsch, B. Ramazzini, Leben & Werk (Stgt. 1912) Waller 7724.

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        Ornithotrophie artificièle, ou Art de faire éclôre et d'élever la volaille par le moyen d'une chaleur artificièle

      Paris, Benoît Morin, 1780, in-12, 514, Xpp, 4pl, mque les 2 derniers ff. d'approbation et de privilège, basane racinée, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque), 4 planches gravées par Dorgez d'après Fossier, représentant le plan d'un mamal (four à poulets de l'Egypte), les plans et coupes d'un couvoir et de son fourneau, l'intérieur d'un poêle destiné à chauffer les étuves où l'on élève les poulets. PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage divisé en trois parties: l'art de faire éclore et d'élever la volaille chez les Egyptiens; méthodes et procédés exposés par Réaumur; tentatives de l'auteur. Réaumur avait en effet publié un "Art de faire éclore et d'élever en toute saison des oiseaux domestiques", en 1749. Coins légèrement usés

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