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        Recherches chimiques sur l'Étain, faites et publiées par ordre du gouvernement; ou réponse à cette question: Veut-on sans aucun danger employer les vaisseaux d'Étain dans l'usage économique.

      A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1781.. in-8. VIII. 285pp. Broché. Exemplaire assez abîmé aux 20 premiers et 10 derniers feuillets. Non rogné. Manque de papier à la page de titre (avec légères atteintes au texte). Mouillures. Feuillets un peu déreliés. Première édition. Bayen, ami de Lavoisier, y montre, par une série d'expériences chimiques, l'innocuité de l'étain.

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        [K376, 296, 377-380]. Six Sonates pour le Clavecin, ou Pianoforte avec l'accompagnoment[!] d'un Violon Dediés A Mademoiselle Josephe D'Aurnhamer... Oeuvre II... Prix f5. [Parts].

      Vienna: Artaria [PN 22], [1781]. 2 volumes. Oblong folio. Keyboard part in full modern dark green cloth with black leather title label gilt to spine; violin part in flexible marbled boards with decorative ivory cut paper label to upper. 1f. (recto title within fine decorative border. verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-85 pp.; 1f. (recto title within fine decorative border, verso blank), [1] (blank, 2-28 pp. Engraved throughout. With fine decorative title-page to each part. Watermark as in Haberkamp first issue. Keyboard part with some marginal tears with slight paper loss in several instances; repairs to lower margin of final leaf, just affecting plate number. Violin part with minor browning and soiling to title, very small red ink stains to upper portion; first few leaves partially separated; tear to upper area of pp. 19/20 with no loss; narrow strip of clear tape to spine. Possibly a mixed set. Very good copies of both parts overall. First Edition, first issue (without plate number to foot of title). Rare. Haberkamp p. 173 and illustration no. 128. Hoboken II, 129. Fraenkel: Decorative Music Title Pages, 187. RISM M6492 (not distinguishing among issues). These sonatas "are especially notable for the quality of their thematic development (shared between the instruments)." Eisen & Keefe pp. 473-474. The dedicatee of this publication, Josephine Aurnhammer (1758-1820), was Mozart's pupil in Vienna in 1781; she formed an amorous attachment to the great composer which proved not to be reciprocal. Among the first Viennese publications of Mozart's works.

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        K376, 296, 377-380]. Six Sonates pour le Clavecin, ou Pianoforte avec l'accompagnoment[!] d'un Violon Dediés A Mademoiselle Josephe D'Aurnhamer. Oeuvre II. Prix f5. [Parts]

      Artaria [PN 22], Vienna 1781 - 2 volumes. Oblong folio. Keyboard part in full modern dark green cloth with black leather title label gilt to spine; violin part in flexible marbled boards with decorative ivory cut paper label to upper. 1f. (recto title within fine decorative border. verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-85 pp.; 1f. (recto title within fine decorative border, verso blank), [1] (blank, 2-28 pp. Engraved throughout. With fine decorative title-page to each part. Watermark as in Haberkamp first issue.Keyboard part with some marginal tears with slight paper loss in several instances; repairs to lower margin of final leaf, just affecting plate number. Violin part with minor browning and soiling to title, very small red ink stains to upper portion; first few leaves partially separated; tear to upper area of pp. 19/20 with no loss; narrow strip of clear tape to spine. Possibly a mixed set. Very good copies of both parts overall. First Edition, first issue (without plate number to foot of title). Rare. Haberkamp p. 173 and illustration no. 128. Hoboken II, 129. Fraenkel: Decorative Music Title Pages, 187. RISM M6492 (not distinguishing among issues).These sonatas "are especially notable for the quality of their thematic development (shared between the instruments)." Eisen & Keefe pp. 473-474. The dedicatee of this publication, Josephine Aurnhammer (1758-1820), was Mozart's pupil in Vienna in 1781; she formed an amorous attachment to the great composer which proved not to be reciprocal. Among the first Viennese publications of Mozart's works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Isle of Wight.

      London: A. Hamilton,, 1781. Quarto (294 × 232 mm). Contemporary straight-grain red morocco, smooth spine richly gilt in compartments with floral sprays, twin green morocco labels, single-fillet frame gilt to sides, all edges gilt, turn-ins hatched in gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved title vignette, 7 similar tailpieces, folding map by John Hayward coloured in outline, 10 double-page engraved views by Thomas Vivaries after Antony Devis, or by Richard Godfrey, one folding view by Godfrey after J. Brotherton, double-page plan of Carisbrooke Castle, further plan of Sandown Fort, 18 plates including views and seals, folding genealogical table. With the terminal errata leaf. Handwritten collation and newspaper clipping laid in. Joints and extremities slightly rubbed, sides lightly marked, old tape-repair and commensurate staining to folding map stub, occasionally light spotting or browning, stronger in sig. Cc and the view between pp. 258-9, plates variably offset, sig. X2 a little soiled in lower margin, otherwise a few other minor spots or marks. A very good copy in a splendid contemporary binding. First edition. Worsley's political career as member of parliament for the Isle of Wight constituencies for Newport (1774-83) and subsequently Newtown (1790-3) were hampered by a mixture of limited skill, a somewhat abrasive personality and the very public collapse of his marriage, but "antiquarian studies were always an important refuge. His father and grandfather had begun work on The History of the Isle of Wight and Worsley brought it to completion, albeit with unacknowledged contributions from the Newport attorney Richard Clarke. It was published in 1781 after four years' labour and was well received, Worsley having been elected both FSA and FRS in 1778 on its strength. He found it satisfying work, gathering materials patiently and searching the sources with some expertise. Modern opinion considers it 'well researched, organized, and written, and handsomely produced' (Hicks, 166)" (ODNB). Provenance: from the library of Major J. R. Abbey (1894-1969), who built the standard collection of travel books illustrated in aquatint and lithography, with his bookplate to the front free endpaper, and a note to the rear free endpaper recording purchase at the posthumous 1942 sale of Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey, 1st Baronet (1845-1919), with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

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        Dictionnaire raisonne de physique, par m. Brisson, de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. I: A-G. II: H-Z. III: Planches du dictionnaire de physique de M. Brisson

      Hotel de Thou, rue des Poitevins, A Paris 1781 - 3 volumi, in 4°, 27 cm, rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati. p. xvi, 708; (2), 769; diverse tabelle nel testo, incipit decorati all'inizio di ogni volume, testo su due colonne. Il terzo volume ha p. vi e 90 tavole ottimamente incise, di cui alcune ripiegate tutte su carta forte. Bello e fresco esemplare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Man holding Mantle, with Aureole.

      1781.(). Woodcut print after Parmigiano. Three color blocks: tan, brown, dark brown. 210 x 123 mm. Kennedy, 186.

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        William Westall (1781-1850) ARA - Signed and Framed Oil, River.

      19th Century - DescriptionA fine English School oil painting depicting figures in a river landscape. Presented in a modern metallic effect frame. Signed in the lower right by the listed artist William Westall (1781-1850). Signed. ConditionThis oil painting on canvas has been restretched and re-lined. Inspection under UV light reveals some touching up to the sky area. There is a craquelure typical for a picture of this age and a small loss below the house in the distance at the right edge of the canvas.BiographyWilliam Westall ARA (12 October 1781 â€" 22 January 1850) was an English landscape artist best known as one of the first artists to work in Australia. He was admitted a probationer of the Royal Academy Schools in September 1800, but never became a full student. His paintings in notable international collections including The National Gallery of Victoria in Australia and the Iniapolis Museum of Art, as well as domestically in the Tate Britain, Courtauld, Royal Academy of Arts and The Royal Collection in London. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 2000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The History of the Isle of Wight.

      London: A. Hamilton, 1781 - Quarto (294 × 232 mm). Contemporary straight-grain red morocco, smooth spine richly gilt in compartments with floral sprays, twin green morocco labels, single-fillet frame gilt to sides, all edges gilt, turn-ins hatched in gilt, marbled endpapers. With the terminal errata leaf. Handwritten collation and newspaper clipping laid in. Joints and extremities slightly rubbed, sides lightly marked, old tape-repair and commensurate staining to folding map stub, occasionally light spotting or browning, stronger in sig. Cc and the view between pp. 258-9, plates variably offset, sig. X2 a little soiled in lower margin, otherwise a few other minor spots or marks. A very good copy in a splendid contemporary binding. Engraved title vignette, 7 similar tailpieces, folding map by John Hayward coloured in outline, 10 double-page engraved views by Thomas Vivaries after Antony Devis, or by Richard Godfrey, one folding view by Godfrey after J. Brotherton, double-page plan of Carisbrooke Castle, further plan of Sandown Fort, 18 plates including views and seals, folding genealogical table. First edition. Worsley's political career as member of parliament for the Isle of Wight constituencies for Newport (1774-83) and subsequently Newtown (1790-3) were hampered by a mixture of limited skill, a somewhat abrasive personality and the very public collapse of his marriage, but "antiquarian studies were always an important refuge. His father and grandfather had begun work on The History of the Isle of Wight and Worsley brought it to completion, albeit with unacknowledged contributions from the Newport attorney Richard Clarke. It was published in 1781 after four years' labour and was well received, Worsley having been elected both FSA and FRS in 1778 on its strength. He found it satisfying work, gathering materials patiently and searching the sources with some expertise. Modern opinion considers it 'well researched, organized, and written, and handsomely produced' (Hicks, 166)" (ODNB). Provenance: from the library of Major J. R. Abbey (1894-1969), who built the standard collection of travel books illustrated in aquatint and lithography, with his bookplate to the front free endpaper, and a note to the rear free endpaper recording purchase at the posthumous 1942 sale of Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey, 1st Baronet (1845-1919), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Literatur.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1781-82. 2. Jg., 4.-6. Stück 4: 1 Kupfer. 463 Seiten. Kl.-8° Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. Lichtenbergs aufklärerisches Zeitschriftenprojekt. Er betreute das Magazin redaktionell allein, Forsters Name diente in erster Linie als Werbung. Enthält Aufsätze über Inventar von Johann Käpler, System des Empedokles, über die Liebe der Tiere, über die deutsche Literatur, über die polnische Sprache, über Ursprung und Bedeutung von Tarok-Charten etc. - Mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren.Auf Titelblatt von Heft 4 ein Bibliotheksstempel. Siehe Photo. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Thelyphthora; or a Treatise on Female Ruin, in Its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, and Remedy; Considered on the Basis of the Divine Law

      J. Dodsley, London 1781 - This is a three volume set. All are in similar condition with exceptions noted. Volumes one and two are wrapped in removable plastic. All have frayed, chipped edges, spines and corners. Volume three has much of the spine missing. Volume one's cover's are detached. The pages are intact and hold fine. The pages are tanned with some foxing. The title pages all have a previous owner's name in ink, and a note indicating that these books were given to her by the author. Overall in Fair condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thelyphthora; or, a Treatise on Female Ruin, in its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, and Remedy; Considered on the Basis of the Divine Law

      London - J. Dodsley 1781 - The secondedition of Thelyphthora; or, a Treatise on Female Ruin, in its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, and Remedy; Considered on the Basis of the Divine Law by Martin Madan. Under the following Heads, viz. Marriage, Whoredom, and Fornication, Adultery, Polygamy, Divorce. With many other Incidental Matters; Particularly including an Examination of the Principles of the Tendency of Stat. 26 Geo. II. c. 33. Complete in three volumes, third volume printed at a later date. Commonly called the Marriage Act. The second edition, enlarged. Martin Madan (1726 2 May 1790) was an English barrister, clergyman and writer, known for controversial views on marriage expressed in his book Thelyphthora. In 1780, Madan raised a storm of opposition by the publication of his Thelyphthora, or A Treatise on Female Ruin, in which he advocated polygamy as the remedy for evils he deplored. His arguments were based mainly on scriptural authority; but his book caused many angry replies. Amongst them was 'Anti-Thelyphthora' by his first cousin, the poet William Cowper, which he published anonymously. Condition: In full calf leather bindings with gilt embellishment to the front boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Front board is detached on volume III. Front board is held by cords only on volume I. Other joints are starting but firm. There is some loss to the leather on the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There is a label to the front pastedown in volume II. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vollständige Anleitung zur Erziehung und Wartung aller in Deutschland in freyer Luft zu ziehenden Obst- und Fruchtbäume und Frichtsräucher aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit einer vollständigen Beschreibung aller britischen Obst- und Fruchtsorten vermehrt von F.H.H. Lueder

      Lübeck, Christian Gottfried Donatius 1781 - Bemerkungen: Eine sehr frühe und detailliert aus dem Kenntnisstand der Zeit heraus verfasste Anleitung zur Obstzucht, wobei die Beschreibung der Sorten und ihre Gewinnung, Erhaltung und Mehrung im Vortdergrund steht. Der Inhalt bietet in 26 Kapiteln 26 verschiedene Obstsorten dar; angehängt ist ein Obst- und Fruchtgärtner-Kalender und ein Sortenregister, das die Sortenvielfalt des Obstbaus in verschiedenen europäischen Ländern des 18 Jhdts. verdeutlicht. So werden die "Apfelbäume", "Apricosenbäume", "Birnbäume", "Feigenbäume", "Hollunder", "Kirchenbäume" bis zum "Wallnußbaum" und "Weinstock" dargestellt. Der Anhang enthält ein ausführliches Register, einen umfangreichen Kalender und einen "Catalogus von auserlesenen Obstbäumen und Fruchtsträuchem, welche bey Herren. Klefeker in Hamburg. zu bekommen sind." (Aus der Vorrede) Beschreibung: Format/ Einband 20,5 x 12,5 cm, Schweinsledereinband der Zeit mit 5 Bändern und goldener Rückenprägung gebunden; 376 Seiten im Rotschnitt; Ex libris eingeklebt vorne; alter Bibliotheksstempel auf Titelseite; leichte Bestoßung der Einbandecken.sehr gut erhaltenes vollständiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vita di Donna Olimpia Maidalchini Pamfili Principessa di S. Martino cognata d Innocenzio X. Sommo Pontefice

      s.t., s.l. 1781 - Solida legatura inizi 900 in mz. pergamena con piccoli angoli. Titoli oro al dorso su doppio tassello in pelle. Due carte aggiunte ms. all inizio del volume. Alcuni aloni sul ritratto e sulle ultime carte della prima opera, altre ingialliture sparse, ma nel complesso un buon esemplare di questa inconsueta raccolta di scritti sulla Principessa Olimpia. Non comune l opera anonima del Leti e quella del Delécluze. 8vo (cm. 17,8), 183 pp. con il ritratto ripiegato della Principessa in antiporta inciso su rame da I. B. Cecchi (unito) Delécluze E.-J., Donna Olimpia. Nouvelle édition, Paris Michel Lévy frères éditeurs 1872, 2 cc.nn., 356 pp. (unito) Capranica Luigi, Donna Olimpia Pamfili. Romanzo storico. Terza edizione, Milano Fratelli Treves, 1875, 2 cc.nn., 366 pp., 1 c.nn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales

      Salisbury: E. Easton, 1781. Contemporary brown calf. Five raised bands with gilt tooling, title and date. Boards with gilt lines at edges, blind stamped decorations adjacent to lines and blind crosshatching within. Expert repairs to joints. Edges marbled. Ruffling and short tears to the margins of the first plate and title page, each of which extended beyond the text block. 16 b/w plates, some missing tissue guards. 4to. 214 ps. Errata. Bookplate of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on paste-down endpaper. Signed and dated (1781) on half title page by illustrator S.H. Grimm. Signed on title page by presumed first owner Andrew Gother. Reverend Gother was the rector of Shorwell on the Isle of Wright, who drowned off the coast of southwest Africa on his way to start service as a missionary. Boston. Very good +.

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        The Freeman's journal, or, The North-American intelligencer. No. 34 (Wednesday, December 12, 1781)

      F. Bailey 1781 - [Revolutionary War Newspaper]. One issue, no. 34, Wednesday, December 12, 1781. 4 pages. Folio, 43.2 x 26.5 cm. 17.5 x 10.5 inches. Freeman's Journal was a weekly newspaper published by Francis Bailey. It was first printed in Apr. 25, 1781 and ceased publication in May 16, 1792. In 1778 Bailey moved from Lancaster to Philadelphia, becoming the official printer for the new U.S. Congress and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He started the infamous Freeman's Journal at the instigation of his friends, George Bryan and John Dicking Seargeant, both important figures in the Constitutionalist Party of the Revolution. Bailey's paper was radically egalitarian and decidedly pro-Revolutionary. It features an engraving of blind lady Justice on the front banner-head. This issue features a letter from General Cornwallis describing the English surrender of the ports of York-town and Gloucester in Virginia due to the combined action of the American and French forces (letter dated Oct. 20, 1781, siege of Yorktown). Additional articles include a letter from Lafayette. Court notices including the sentence of death for slave Michael Ege for Ravishing a white woman; Negro Patty indicted, tried and acquitted of burning a barn; the same account for Phoebe. A remarkable piece of early Americana. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Complete Geographical Dictionary, or Universal Gazetteer; of Ancient and Modern Geography: Containing a Full, Particular, and Accurate Description of the known World; in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America: Comprising a Complete System of Geography, Illustrated with Correct Maps and Beautiful Views of the Principal Cities, &c. and Chronological Tables of the Sovereigns of Europe. Vols. I & II

      London: John Fielding, nd. Engraved frontispiece dated 1781. Leatherbound. Very good. 2 vols.: xxiv, unpaginated. 28 cm. Engraved frontispiece in vol. I as well as 15 colour maps (13 of which fold out) and 14 b&w engravings. Vol. II has 16 colour maps (9 of which fold out) and 19 b&w engravings. Tree leather bindings. Repaired hinges and corners. Some scuffs and marks to boards. Occasional spots and tears. John Seally's Geographical Dictionary is a fascinating description of what he calls the "terraqueous globe" in the late 18th century. London, England is "a prodigy, that nothing in the world does, or ever did surpass, except it was old Rome in Trajan's time..." Paris, however, is "greatly inferior to London in many of the conveniences of life." The description of Canada is even less complimentary, since "the air of Canada is so excessive cold from December to April, that the greatest rivers are frozen over, and the snow lies commonly from 4 to 6 feet deep on the ground, even in the southern parts of the province." The American Revolutionary War has begun, but not ended, and Boston has been "proscribed, and port removed by the English parliament, April 4, 1774, for refusing a tax on tea..."The astronomical section of these volumes came from "the papers Of the late Mr. Israel Lyons" who, the title page tells us, was "Astronomer in Lord Mulgrave's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere." Although many opportunities were denied Lyons because of his Jewish heritage, Sir Joseph Banks obtained Lyons the position of astronomer on the 1773 North Pole voyage led by Constantine Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave. Lyons died of measles in May 1775 at age 36, while preparing a complete edition of astronomer Edmond Halley's works for the Royal Society.

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        Recueil de pièces et Mémoires concernant le Testament de M. Rouillé des Filletières, attaqué par ses héritiers

      - 1781. 1 volume in-4, plein veau tacheté, triple filets dorés en encadrement sur les plats, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches dorées. 1 coin frotté. [1] f.; 4 pp.; 21 pp.; [1] p. bl.; 21 pp.; [1] p. bl.; 38 pp.; 62 pp.; [1] f.; XXXVI pp.; [1] f.; 17 pp.; [1] p. bl.; 9 pp. Selon la légende, la Boite à Perette aurait été créée en 1695 par Pierre Nicole, qui aurait confié à sa servante Pierrette une forte somme qu’elle aurait caché dans un pot à lait. Quoi qu’il en soit, il exista une caisse de secours au sein du milieu janséniste en cette période de persécution, l’argent se transmettant de membre à membre, et permettra en autre de financer Les Nouvelles Ecclésiastiques, puis la Société des Amis de Port-Royal. Un procès retentissant, que relate l’ouvrage, eut lieu au XVIIIème siècle, lorsque les descendants de Denis Rouillé des Filletières contestèrent devant la justice que l’argent leur appartenait en propre, alors que Rouillé des Filletières n’en avait été que le dépositaire. Ils furent déboutés. 49 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description des beautés de Genes et de ses environs ornée de differentes vuës, de tailles douce, et de la carte topographique de la ville

      chez Yves Gravier libraire sous la Loge des Banquis, à Genes 1781 - In-8, pp. 142, (2, di avviso al legatore). Frontespizio calcografico inciso da Giovanni Lorenzo Guidotti. Con 20 tavole fuori testo, più precisamente la grande carta topografica della città eseguita da Giacomo Brusco (mm.432x298), 1 tavola di iscrizioni epigrafiche, oltre a 18 vedure (delle quali 15 ripiegate). Legatura in mezzo marocchino marrone, dorso a nervi con incisioni in oro agli scomparti, titolo inciso in oro. Tagli marezzati a coda di pavone. Bell'esemplare, candido e ottimamente impresso di questa celebre guida, pubblicata la prima volta nel 1761. Bibliografia: Lozzi, 2113. Schlosser Magnino, 576. Manno, VI, 23830. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Revolutionary War

      1781. Printed Act of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, four pages, 7.5" x 12.5", front and verso. [Boston], June 22, 1781. Begins <i>"Whereas the supplies of beef hitherto made by the several towns and plantations in this Commonwealth, for the purpose of [furnishing our army] with that [article], are found to be insufficient; and without a further punctual and adequate supply, our brethren who are now hazarding their lives for our defence, must soon be obliged to quit the field, and leave the country to the merciless ravages of our enemies. And whereas the Commander in Chief of the army hath represented, in the most pressing terms, the necessity of an immediate supply of provisions, to enable him to carry on the operations of the present campaign with vigour, and, by the blessing of Heaven, with success."</i> The House of Representatives then resolved, and the Senate concurred <i>"That the inhabitants of the several towns and plantations in this Commonwealth be, and are hereby required, to furnish the quantity of live beef, including hides and tallow, set to such towns and plantations respectively, as is in the schedule hereunto annexed, or such sums of money as in the judgement of the superintendent shall enable him to purchase the same..."</i><div><br></div><div> The listing of Massachusetts towns and plantations, arranged by counties, begins in the lower portion of the second page and fills the third and fourth pages where it is signed in type at the conclusion by the Speaker of the House, Nathaniel Gorham, the President of the Senate, Samuel Adams, and the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, John Hancock. The weight of the beef required is listed next to each town. Included is a timetable requiring one-sixth of the town's quota to be delivered monthly beginning on or before July 10th, ending on December 10th. <i>"Willmington"</i> (sic) is penned in the upper left margin of the first page of this document and, after the listing of <i>"Wilmington"</i> on the third page, the words <i>"is Wtt 602½ pr month"</i> have been added in ink. The quantity of beef listed next to <i>"Wilmington"</i> is 3614; six beef deliveries of 602½ each amounts to 3615. This copy was undoubtedly the one sent to Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, about 18 miles northwest of Boston.Six weeks earlier, in a "Circular to the New England States" sent to the Governors, dated from Head Quarters, New Windsor, New York, May 10, 1781, the Commander in Chief, George Washington, wrote, in part, "Major General Heath...is prevailed upon to proceed to the several Eastern States, to represent the present distresses of the Army for want of provision, and the consequences which must inevitably ensue, unless a more regular system, and more vigorous measures for affording supplies are speedily adopted. From the Post of Saratoga to that of Dobbs Ferry inclusive, I believe there is not (by the Returns and Reports I have received) at this moment, one day's supply of Meat on hand. Our whole dependence for this Article is on the Eastern States: their resources of it, I am persuaded are ample, to request and urge that they may be drawn forth regularly, and to be informed with precision and certainty what may absolutely be depended upon thro' the Campaign, are the object of this application. I have already made representations to the States of the want of Provisions, the distress of the Army, and the innumerable embarrassments we have suffered in consequence, not merely once or twice, but have reiterated them over and over again. I have struggled to the utmost of my ability, to keep the Army together; but all will be in vain, without the effectual assistance of the States. I have now only to repeat the alternative, which has been so often urged: that Supplies, particularly of Beef Cattle must be speedily and regularly provided, or our Posts cannot be maintained or the Army kept in the Field much longer."&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Four months after this act was passed, on October 19, 1781, British General Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, and, while the Treaty of Paris ending the war was not signed until 1783, the Revolutionary War was, in effect, over.Two old horizontal folds obliterate four of the words in the opening paragraph as noted above. There are other folds and the edges are chipped with small tears affecting five town names and five beef quotas. Paper and glassine are along the spine edge of the fourth page where this printing had undoubtedly been affixed to an album page. Paper a bit toned. Overall, in good condition. Evans 17221.</div>

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        ELEMENTI DI CHIMICA TEORICA, E PRATICA

      Venice: Giovanni Gatti, 1781. Offered here in very pleasing contemporary paper boards, this is the first combined edition in Italian of two of Macquer's most popular works: "Élémens de chymie-théorique" (1749) and "Élémens de chymie-pratique" (1751). Coherently written in a straightforward manner, primarily with the classroom in mind (Macquer himself was a highly respected teacher), these works became instantly successful as university-level textbooks. Partington tells us that they replaced Lemery's rather outdated "Cours de Chymie" as the favored text for teaching, and they were eventually translated into English, German, Russian, and Italian. Macquer (1718-84) made a few modest chemical discoveries, but his chief contributions to the science were his applications of chemistry (in particular to the porcelain industry) and, most importantly, his writing. In addition to the present work, he also penned "the first dictionary of chemistry in the modern sense," according to Partington. Given that Macquer's works were often destined for the hands of students, our copy is a fortunate survival indeed, not to mention enormously charming with its original deckle edges, clean contents, and vibrant pattern. This edition also appears to be quite rare. OCLC locates only eight copies worldwide with just one in the US (Huntington) and one in the UK (Wellcome).. 214 x 147 mm. (8 1/2 x 5 3/4"). Four volumes. Attractive contemporary limp paper boards, patterned with yellow, red, and black inks, paper manuscript labels on spines, deckle edges. With four folding engraved plates at the end of volume IV. Pastedown of volume I with a small square of paper with some inscrutable pencil notations glued down. Bolton, p. 646; Cole 893; Partington, III, pp. 80-90. Edges just a touch bumped, a few pages with some very light foxing, one page with a small hole affecting a word or two of text, plates a little browned along the fold and one plate partially torn along the fold, but still A SUPERB COPY, exceptionally fresh and clean inside and out. Offered here in very pleasing contemporary paper boards, this is the first combined edition in Italian of two of Macquer's most popular works: "Élémens de chymie-théorique" (1749) and "Élémens de chymie-pratique" (1751). Coherently written in a straightforward manner, primarily with the classroom in mind (Macquer himself was a highly respected teacher), these works became instantly successful as university-level textbooks. Partington tells us that they replaced Lemery's rather outdated "Cours de Chymie" as the favored text for teaching, and they were eventually translated into English, German, Russian, and Italian. Macquer (1718-84) made a few modest chemical discoveries, but his chief contributions to the science were his applications of chemistry (in particular to the porcelain industry) and, most importantly, his writing. In addition to the present work, he also penned "the first dictionary of chemistry in the modern sense," according to Partington. Given that Macquer's works were often destined for the hands of students, our copy is a fortunate survival indeed, not to mention enormously charming with its original deckle edges, clean contents, and vibrant pattern. This edition also appears to be quite rare. OCLC locates only eight copies worldwide with just one in the US (Huntington) and one in the UK (Wellcome).

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        Collections for the history of Worcestershire.

      London: Printed by John Nichols. Sold by T. Payne and Son, J. Robson, B. White, Leigh and Sotheby, in London: Fletcher at Oxford, and Lewis at Worcester 1781 - First edition; very large folio; two volumes; Vol.1: [4], xcii, [610]pp; Vol.2: [4], 484, clxviii, [13], 32, [11]pp. In full 19th century crimson leather (rubbed at extremities, spines a little faded, light stain to centre of front board to vol.1), five raised bands to spines, gilt lettering direct to spines in second and third compartments, remaining compartments with gilt tooled panels, gilt date to foot of spines, gilt panelled boards, board edges and inner dentelles gilt, all page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Collated complete: Volume I with folding engraved map as frontispiece, 33 engraved plates and 17 pedigrees, many folding. Volume II with 42 Plates and pedigrees. Includes supplement, Domesday facsimile, and with additional plate opposite p.276 of vol.2. Internally a superb clean copy. Very attractive example of this monumental local history, profusely illustrated with fine engravings, in finely produced ornate 19th century binding. ESTC T87480. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Discorsi del Conte Pietro Verri.

      Giuseppe Marelli, 1781. In 8° (mm 205x150); pp. (23), 2-100, (5), 102-183, (4), 186-394. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde con punte, dorso con fregi, tassello e titolo in oro, piatti in carta marmorizzata, tagli picchiettati. Mancano le due carte con l'indice dei paragrafi della terza parte (Della economia politica) e la prima e l'ultima carta bianca. Ritratto in medaglione sul titolo. Ottima copia.PRIMA EDIZIONE COLLETTIVA. Le Meditazioni sull'economia politica apparvero per la prima volta nel 1771. "Verri's Reflections is a complete treatise on political economy, reminiscent of Turgot's work (1766) with its tight logical framework and division into fairly short sections. Although these cover a wide range of subjects, they are interconnected by the basic theme of the work, the increase in annual reproduction of the nation through trade of surplus product which Verri related to the balance of production and consumption. ... Some features of this analysis may be specifically noted... His emphasis on supply and demand (used to determine all prices including the rate of interest) combined with references to utility and scarcity in the context of value (section 4) explains why this part of his work has been linked with marginalist economics. ... Verri's Reflections were highly regarded when they appeared, and could be found, for example, in Smith's library" (Groenewegen in New Palgrave, IV p. 807). J.A. Schumpeter elogia Verri come "a true econometrician - for example, he was one of the first economists to figure out a balance of payments - that is to say, he knew how to weave fact-finding and theory into a coherent tissue: the methodological problem that agitated later generations of economists he had successfully solved for himself" (Geschichte der ökonomischen Analyse, p. 178). Cossa, I, 131. Biblioteca Einaudi, 5875. Goldsmiths'-Kress, 12128. Mattioli, 3731. ICCU, ITICCUPARE 42397..

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        Carte de l'Ocean Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur, et des Cotes qui le bornent des deux côtés: d'apres les derniers Découvertes faites par les Espagnols, les Russes et les Anglois, jusqu'en 1780.

      1781 - Augsburg, 1781. Original body colour. 490 x 565mm. An important map of the Pacific north of the equator, showing the route of Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, 1776-80, which was sent to try to find the North-West Passage from the west side of America. After visiting Tasmania and returning Omai to Tahiti, Cook sailed north to Hawaii, arriving on the 18th January 1778 as the first European visitor to the archipelago. Heading north again, the expedition explored the west coast of America before passing through the Bering Strait, only to be blocked by the ice wall. Cook then turned back to return to Hawaii, where he was stabbed to death in a violent confrontation. Captain Charles Clerke took over command and decided to make another attempt on the Bering Strait, this time following the Asiatic coast north. Again defeated by the icewall the expedition turned south, and, after Clerke died of tuberculosis, followed the East India Trade Route home from China, arriving in October 1780. This map is the first folio atlas map to show the new discoveries, pre-dating the official account: according to the text under the map it is based on one published in the Gentleman's Magazine in December 1780, while the official account was still being compiled. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Five Speeches and Letters by Edmund Burke. Published separately

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1781. Wraps. Good +. 5 separate disbound wraps. Good to very good condition with light toning to pages. Speech #1. "Mr. Edmund Burke's Speeches at His Arrival at Bristol, and at the Conclusion of the Poll. Second Edition, London 1775". 31 pages plus the half title page; 2. "A Letter form Edmund Burke, Esq; One of the Representatives in Parliament for the City of Bristol, To John Farr and John Harris, Esqrs. Sheriffs of that City, On the Affairs in America". Fourth Edition. London, 1777. 79 pages. Page 79 and the blank verso of page 79 is detached. 3. "Two Letters From Mr. Burke to Gentleman in the City of Bristol, On the Bills Depending in Parliament Relative to the Trade of Ireland". Second edition. London, 1778. 32 pages. 4. "Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. Member of Parliament for the City of Bristol, On Presenting to the House of Commons (On the 11th of February, 1780) A Plan for Better Security of the Independence of Parliament, and the Oeconomical Reformation of the Civil and Other Establishments". Fourth edition. London, 1780. 95 pages. Half title page and title page are loose. Light pencil marginalia. 5. "A Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. At the Guildhall, In Bristol, Previous to the Late Election in that City, Upon Certain Points Relative to his Parliamentary Conduct". Fourth edition. London, 1781. 68 pages. Light pencil marginalia. Edmund Burke, 1729-1796, was born in Dublin, Ireland. Burke served in the British Parliament and was critical of Britain's treatment of the American Colonies. Burke supported the American Revolution. He is often considered the father of British Conservatism.

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        Antique Master Print-HARBOUR-AMSTERDAM-FLOATING DOCK-De Jong-De Sallieth-1781

      - Antique print, titled: 'De Haven van Amsterdam', ('The Harbour of Amsterdam') with several sail boats. One (a large ship of the line) is being repaired in a floating dock. Etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: Originally published in Amsterdam by P. Yver, J. Smit en Zoon, en F.W. Greebe. This ed. originates from: 'Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek die van Batavia en Onrust mitsgaders der afbeeldingen van de haringvisscherij en de walvischvangst in een-en-dertig kunstplaaten . met vermelding van veele bijzonderheden betreffende den ouden en lateren toestand des Nederlandsche koophandels, visscherijen, trafieken en fabrieken .', by C. v.d. Aa, published in 1805 in Amsterdam by E. Maaskamp. (Translation: Atlas of the ports of the Batavian / Dutch Republic, of Batavia / Djakarta, Onrust, including images of the herring fishery and whaling in a total of 31 art plates . with description of many interesting characteristics of the historic and current state of the Dutch trade, fischery, navigation and plants.). Artists and Engravers: Made by Mathias de Sallieth after D. de Jong. Mathias de Sallieth (1749 - 1791): Czech etcher/engraver of etchings, stipple engravings and aquatint. Publisher and artist. Born in Prague, died in Rotterdam. He worked in Vienna, Paris, Schoonderloo and Rotterdam. He was a student of J.E. Mansfeld in Vienna and Jacques Philippe Le Bas in Paris. He worked for F. Samsom. Condition: Excellent, given age. Original middle fold. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P9-23 The overall size is ca. 18.9 x 13.9 inch. The image size is ca. 15.6 x 11.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 48 x 35.4 cm. The image size is ca. 39.7 x 28.3 cm.

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        12 Antique Prints-VADERLANDSCH ABC-ILLUSTRATIONS-PROOFS-Anonymous-1781

      - 12 Antique prints, untitled. Twelve illustrations for Vaderlandsch ABC. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: Published by Holtrop in Amsterdam in 1781. State: First states. Ref: Undescribed. Proof impressions before the final lettering.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Anonymous' after an anonymous artist. Anonymous Condition: Excellent, given age. Large margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCRC-A286-28 The overall size is ca. 12.6 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 4.1 x 3.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 32 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 10.3 x 9.4 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      1781 - Third edition. Frontispiece portrait, five plates (four coloured), and two partially coloured folding maps. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, gilt leather label, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down, corners renewed. Early 19th-century ownership signature on front free endpaper, light foxing. Very good. [4], 22, [22], 543, [1], [20]pp. London, A classic of American travel, in the third and best edition, with expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant not found in the first two editions. Carver travelled farther west than any Englishman before the Revolution, going as far as the Dakotas, exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi and passing over the Great Lakes. The text contains the first published mention of the word ?Oregon.? The author comments on the Indians he encountered, as well as offering observations on natural history. The tobacco plant plate is handsomely colored. An important source book and stimulus for later explorers, especially Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. This is the second issue, according to Howes, with the index.Greenly Michigan, 21; Howes, C215 ?b?; Field, 251; Sabin, 11184; Vail, 670. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The case of the inn-holders, victuallers, and other persons, subject to the burthen of quartering soldiers, in support of their petition depending in Parliament. With an account of their losses annexed.

      [London, 1781?]. folio, drophead and docket titles, (4)pp., with two short marginal tears (no loss and nowhere near printed surface), well bound in early 20th century cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, with the old bookplate on front pastedown of Los Angeles Board of Law library> (but no other marks of this previous ownership). A very good copy. Only edition. This was a great big grumble by the landlords of inns, lodging houses and hostelries on the one hand, and by suppliers of food and victuals on the other, who claimed they were sustaining serious financial losses because the military authorities were not compensating them in full and certainly not taking into account the inflationary rise in prices. The annual Mutiny Act> obliged inn-keepers either to supply troops quartered on them with 'candles, vinegar and salt, and with small beer or cyder ..... gratis, - or to find them diet and small beer at sixpence a day for each Light-Horseman or Dragoon, and at four pence a day for each Foot Soldier'. Inn-keepers also had to supply the soldiers' horse with hay and straw (6 pence per horse per night) and beds for officers and men 'gratis'. 'By the great increase in the price of all provisions and necessaries of life, and the great number of non-commissioned officers and soldiers quartered on the Petitioners, they sustain great losses which the profits of their businesses, during these periods, seldom, if ever, enable them to defray. Such of the Petitioners as are inn-holders lose four pence per day by each man, and six pence per day and night by each horse, quartered on them (according to the nearest calculation they can make) yet the Petitioners derive no advantage from the Army except in common with his Majesty's other subjects, neither do they enjoy any peculiar exemptions from taxation .....'. The second and third pages of this Petition comprise An Account of Innholders and Victuallers losses by the Army,> and, in peculiar, the losses sustained by a certain Mr. Charles Wasse of One Crown Inn, Blandford, who sustained crippling losses when he had to billet 18 Dragoon horses and 16 Dragoon soldiers for one month in 1781. And he accounts also for all the additional - but essential - items that he is required to supply ..... . 'Salt, vinegar, pepper, mustard, lodging, wear and tear of beds, bedding, dishes, plates, knives, forks, and other utensils for dressing and eating their meat .....'.

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        The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed

      T. Becket, London 1781 - First edition, mixed state. Engraved title-page, lacking half-title and advertisements as often. ii, [iv], 98 pp. 8vo. There are five 1781 "editions" so denoted on the oft-missing half-title. In a note in the summer 1956 Book Collector Todd argues that these editions are in fact re-impressions and not separate editions. Sheets of the various printings seem to have been gathered and bound indiscriminately. This copy with signatures A & B conforming to impressions 1-2 and signatures D-F conforming to printings 3-6. With the following points:"f" descender intact above signature A; no press figures in gathering B; catchword "printing-" on p. 42 (eds. 3-6); press figures 52-3 and 62-6 (eds. 3-6); press figures 66-3 and 72-1.The Critic, a burlesque of contemporary stage conventions based on George Villiers' The Rehearsal, was first staged at Drury Lane in 1779. Rothschild 1846; Todd, The Book Collector (Summer 1956, pp. 172-3); Williams, pp. 222-3 19th-century green morocco by Riviere. Extremities rubbed, some spotting. Bookplate Engraved title-page, lacking half-title and advertisements as often. ii, [iv], 98 pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fabliaux ou contes du XIIe et du XIIIe siècle, [contes dévots, fables et romans anciens ; pour servir de suite aux fabliaux par M. le Grand] traduits ou extraits d'après divers manuscrits du tems ; avec des Notes historiques & critiques, & les imitations qui ont été faites de ces Contes depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours.

      A Paris, chez Eugène Onfroy et chez l¿auteur 1779-1781. - 4 volumes in-8, veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre rouge et pièces de tomaison vertes, tranches rouges. (Une coiffe et qq. coins usés, petite fente à un mors inférieur.) Edition donnée par l'abbé Pierre Jean Baptiste Le Grand d'Aussy (1737-1800), jésuite professeur de rhétorique à Caen. Venu à Paris à la suite de la suppression de son ordre, il travailla au glossaire français de Lacurne de Sainte-Palaye et aux Mélanges que préparaient le Marquis de Paulmy. De 1795 à sa mort, il est conservateur au département des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale. Ce recueil est l'un des ouvrages importants dans la redécouverte de la littérature du Moyen Age si méprisée à la Renaissance. Parallèlement à l'effort des érudits une vaste entreprise de vulgarisation se donnait la tache de mettre à la portée d'un public étendu, sous forme d'éditions accessibles, de traductions ou d¿adaptations, ces oeuvres longtemps méconnues : Le Lai d'Aristote, Le Chevalier à l'épée, Huéline et Eglantine, Merlin, Aucassin et Nicolette, etc. Les textes sont ici entièrement traduits et mis au goût du jour et si le volume contient des notes historiques et critiques il est plus destiné à la distraction qu'à l'érudition. A la fin du Tome III, après une importante table des matières, on trouve, en pagination séparée avec titre particulier à la date de 1781, des Observations sur les troubadours. Le quatrième volume contient les contes dévots suivis des Fables de Marie de France et les romans, tirés de Partenopeus de Blois. Bon exemplaire, aux armes du marquis Philippe-Henri de Ségur, maréchal de France (1724-1801). Guigard II, 437. Brunet III, 946. Bossuat 2441. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with critical observations on their works

      C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, et al., 1781 - Portrait frontispiece after Joshua Reynolds (first state without imprint) Four volumes Boards fairly worn and quite foxed internally, early mountings or traces of same and partial manuscript notes to end-papers, but a very pleasing set, scarce uncut. With the bookplate and / or ownership signature of Thomas Lee in each volume Contemporary marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked in light brown sheep, spines with raised bands (lightly rubbed), gilt rules and leather labels lettered in gilt, uncut. With the advertisement leaf in volume IV First Separate and First Authorised Edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        2 Antique Maps-PORTUGAL-GIBRALTAR-SPAIN-IBERIAN PENINSULA-MOROCCO-Jaillot-1781

      - Map : 'Partie Septentrionale du Royaume de Portugal - Partie Meridionale .' Set of 2 large maps of the kingdom of Portugal that can be pasted together into one map. The 2nd map also shows the northern tip of Morocco. With nice scale cartouche. Engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Original fold. Outline hand colour. Description: Original antique map originally published by Jaillot. This map is a later ed. published by J.A. Dezauche, 1781. Provenance: both maps are punched 'Brooklyn Public Library.'Artists and Engravers: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712), was a French cartographer. He joined the Sanson heirs and redrew Nicolas Sanson's maps on a larger scale. Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining. The lower middle fold of the first map is a bit browned. Second map has punctuated library stamp bottom right just touching image but barely visible. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P3-15 The overall size is ca. 28.7 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 22.4 x 18.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 73 x 53 cm. The image size is ca. 57 x 47.5 cm.

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        Vida, Muerte, y Milagros de la V. Virgen Catharina Thomas Mallorquina, de la Villa de Valldemoça, Monja Profesa, Canoniga Reglar de San Agustin, Madre en el Monasterio de Sa. Maria Madalena, de la Ciudad de Palma del Reyno, de Mallorca.

      Reimpresa en Mallorca, 1781. - in-12. XVIII. 60pp. 60pp. 52pp. 75pp. (i.e. 76). 1 planche hors-texte. Plein vélin de l'époque, titre manuscrit au dos, traces de liens. Seconde édition de la première biographie de Sainte Catalina Tomàs (1533-1574), célèbre mystique mallorquine originaire de Valldemossa où sa mémoire est honorée chaque année au mois de juillet. Descendante de Ramón Llull, Catalina Tomàs était souvent prise de visions extatiques, réalisait des prophéties et prédit la date de sa propre mort. Cet ouvrage parut pour la première fois en 1617 mais la présente édition, entreprise peu après la béatification de la religieuse en 1779, resta inachevée et parut sans les livres V et VI du texte original. "Faltan los dos últimos libros, que son el V y VI, con que Valperga terminó su obra. El índice que va al principio no los comprende, pero en el final hay la llamada del libro V, lo que prueba que se suspendió la impresión y no se terminó" (Bover). La page de titre est ornée d'une gravure sur bois représentant la Trinité, Saint Augustin et Sainte Catalina. A la fin de l'ouvrage se trouve également une autre gravure sur bois à pleine page représentant le mausolée de la Sainte, et signée par le graveur mallorquin Melchor Guasp. Cette gravure semble manquer à la plupart des exemplaires que nous avons trouvés répertoriés. Très bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare (seulement 3 exemplaires, dont un défectueux, au catalogue collectif Espagnol, tous conservés à Mallorca). Palau, 349146. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ELEMENTI DI CHIMICA TEORICA, E PRATICA

      Venice: Giovanni Gatti, 1781. Offered here in very pleasing contemporary paper boards, this is the first combined edition in Italian of two of Macquer's most popular works: "Élémens de chymie-théorique" (1749) and "Élémens de chymie-pratique" (1751). Coherently written in a straightforward manner, primarily with the classroom in mind (Macquer himself was a highly respected teacher), these works became instantly successful as university-level textbooks. Partington tells us that they replaced Lemery's rather outdated "Cours de Chymie" as the favored text for teaching, and they were eventually translated into English, German, Russian, and Italian. Macquer (1718-84) made a few modest chemical discoveries, but his chief contributions to the science were his applications of chemistry (in particular to the porcelain industry) and, most importantly, his writing. In addition to the present work, he also penned "the first dictionary of chemistry in the modern sense," according to Partington. Given that Macquer's works were often destined for the hands of students, our copy is a fortunate survival indeed, not to mention enormously charming with its original deckle edges, clean contents, and vibrant pattern. This edition also appears to be quite rare. OCLC locates only eight copies worldwide with just one in the US (Huntington) and one in the UK (Wellcome).. 214 x 147 mm. (8 1/2 x 5 3/4"). Four volumes. Attractive contemporary limp paper boards, patterned with yellow, red, and black inks, paper manuscript labels on spines, deckle edges. With four folding engraved plates at the end of volume IV. Pastedown of volume I with a small square of paper with some inscrutable pencil notations glued down. Bolton, p. 646; Cole 893; Partington, III, pp. 80-90. Edges just a touch bumped, a few pages with some very light foxing, one page with a small hole affecting a word or two of text, plates a little browned along the fold and one plate partially torn along the fold, but still A SUPERB COPY, exceptionally fresh and clean inside and out.Offered here in very pleasing contemporary paper boards, this is the first combined edition in Italian of two of Macquer's most popular works: "Élémens de chymie-théorique" (1749) and "Élémens de chymie-pratique" (1751). Coherently written in a straightforward manner, primarily with the classroom in mind (Macquer himself was a highly respected teacher), these works became instantly successful as university-level textbooks. Partington tells us that they replaced Lemery's rather outdated "Cours de Chymie" as the favored text for teaching, and they were eventually translated into English, German, Russian, and Italian. Macquer (1718-84) made a few modest chemical discoveries, but his chief contributions to the science were his applications of chemistry (in particular to the porcelain industry) and, most importantly, his writing. In addition to the present work, he also penned "the first dictionary of chemistry in the modern sense," according to Partington. Given that Macquer's works were often destined for the hands of students, our copy is a fortunate survival indeed, not to mention enormously charming with its original deckle edges, clean contents, and vibrant pattern. This edition also appears to be quite rare. OCLC locates only eight copies worldwide with just one in the US (Huntington) and one in the UK (Wellcome).

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        Untitled Composite Atlas of the World

      Large folio (545 x 380 mm); contemporary manuscript index listing 46 items (44 maps and two plates), numbered to 63, with the sheets of the multi-sheet maps numbered individually, all in fine original wash colour, slightly oxidized, preserving several rare maps, and states of maps; map 44 (North-West Frontier) damaged with serious loss, the others in good condition. Recent half calf in period style with contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, six raised bands, red morocco label and gilt lettering to spine; boards very slightly rubbed. London : Robert Wilkinson, 

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        Lettre autographe à sa femme. Le sot témoin : « C'est un bien sot personnage que celui du témoin [...] rien dans l'univers pourrait m'engager à jouer un tel rôle »

      - s.n., s.l. [Prison de Vincennes] s.d. (mars 1781), 15,9x20,1cm, Un feuillet recto-verso. - "E 'una persona molto stupido di controllo [...] nulla al mondo potrebbe indurmi a svolgere tale ruolo" Lettera autografa censurato Marchese de Sade scritto una multa di scrittura alle pagine 2 alla moglie Renee Pelagie. Diversi sottolineatura, cancellazioni e le eliminazioni. Nessuna data, questa lettera è stata scritta agli inizi del marzo 1781 nel carcere di Vincennes. La fine della lettera è stata mutilata all'epoca, probabilmente mediante somministrazione prigione che distrugge i passaggi licenziosi dalla corrispondenza del marchese. La lettera è stata trovata invariato all'apertura nel 1948 del tronco del marchese conservati sigillati dalla famiglia dal 1814 ed è pubblicato in questa forma amputata in corrispondenza del Sade. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. Questa lettera racconta una delle grandi ossessioni di prigione Sade: aria fresca. "Ho un bisogno di essere nell'aria che è prima di tutto che è possibile immaginare. "Serendipity, passeggiate - vietato dal 27 giugno, 1780 - sarà fatto un paio di giorni dopo aver scritto questa lettera, 9 marzo 1781 o dopo trentasei settimane di sospensione, come dimostra la lettera del 18 marzo 1781 [LINK ]. Per allora, il marchese viene sempre registrato nelle sue "specie segrete" e si sente dispiaciuto per il suo destino, non mancando di passare la colpa alla moglie: "Ho bisogno un'aria incredibile, e certamente non vanno estate senza soccombere ad essa, se non respiriamo più su di me questa primavera ". Lungi dal fare una passeggiata, come al solito, il marchese in questa richiesta implicita, mette in evidenza la necessità fisiologica che prende la sua richiesta: "Se fossi solo possibile respirare l'aria tre o quattro ore al giorno in cima la torre, sarei felice, la prova che questo non è il piacere di una passeggiata sterile, in un cimitero che mi tenta, ma il bisogno essenziale di respirare. ". La lettera prosegue con il secondo grande tema della vita carceraria di Sade: Renee Pelagie delle visite. "Il primo oggetto della vostra lettera che io dico è quando si propongono di venire da me. Non si può certo offrirmi più piacevole e più fatto per portare un po 'di consolazione nella mia situazione infelice. ". Marchese piace immaginare anche il ripristino della vita di una coppia adattata ai vincoli della vita carceraria: "Si dovrebbe, se si ottiene questo, venire e hanno una piccola casa per la tua estate a Vincennes. ". La signora de Sade non è stato permesso di vedere il marito dal suo arresto e le interviste verranno ripristinati fino a luglio 1781, vale a dire quasi 4 anni e mezzo dopo la sua incarcerazione e solo in presenza del Direttore di polizia Boucher. La prospettiva di un incontro chaperoned dispiace fortemente Sade "Si dovrebbe, se si ottiene il permesso, tenta prima di farlo senza un testimone, perché queste visite con un testimone sono un imbarazzo e una noia mortale : e inoltre, sarete d'accordo, questa è una persona molto sciocco rispetto al testimone. Deve essere chiaramente convinto che il maledetto e dannato se da questa convinzione, allora, nulla nell'universo potrebbe impegnarsi a tale ruolo. "L'emergere del campo lessicale teatrale fetish genere Marchese, nella sua lettera (" carattere "" giocare un ruolo del genere "), qui mostra la permeabilità tra finzione e realtà, e forse arrestato accanto al suo lavoro futuro. Infatti, nei romanzi futuri, caratteri voyeur saranno investiti di un ruolo fondamentale: senza di loro, l'atto sadico non ha esistenza legittima. Così Justine, il personaggio principale del romanzo omonimo, che occupa un posto centrale; inaspettata spettatore delle peggiori infamie (pedofilia, pederastia ...) è il complice del lettore, ma anche doppio Sade, come Bernard Noël sottolinea: "Justine non è solo il" complice "Sade: Sade è ... "(a Jean Paulhan, il marchese de Sade e il suo complice, complesso Publishing, 1987). Marchese, attraverso le lamentele espresse in questa lettera, già delineare il complesso rapporto con la testimonianza di turno e l'avversario adiuvante. Paragonato ad un emissario confidente di potere, diventa fantasmatically il rappresentante della più alta autorità curiosi: Presidente di Montreuil. "Non ho segreti di stato con cui confidarsi. Il Governo, nonostante la tua madre è nulla in questo caso uno. Non vedo questo, perché preoccuparsi così crudelmente in tali visite al marito e moglie che devono parlare i loro affari semplici. ". Questo spettro onnipresente della matrigna riemerse nella lettera quando il marchese evoca l'operazione di "casa", pittoresca denominazione designa la prigione. Si riferisce appunto alle osservazioni corrispondenti per il funzionamento del sistema di lavanderia: "Sembra esattamente se un governante rombo agenti che trascurano la biancheria loro attribuito: molteplicità di piccoli insolenza autorizzato dal geniale Bailli, che è visibilmente corrotto da Sedia per accumulare in qualsiasi momento mediante questi piccoli segnali infami uno. "Come Presidente di Montreuil lei è coinvolta in una prigione storia ogni giorno ed è ancora una volta la fonte di trasmissione di un segnale fatale. Una componente essenziale del carcere pensava il marchese, questo linguaggio codice come interpretazioni fantasticato delle lettere dei suoi corrispondenti, di fornire i presupposti scienziati, filosofi, matematici ... biografi e poeti. Così Gilbert Lely ritiene che, lungi dall'essere un sintomo di psicosi, l'uso di segnali è una "reazione difensiva della sua psiche, lotta inconscia contro la disperazione come la sua ragione potrebbe affondare senza l'ausilio di un una tale distrazione. " corrispondenza assente durante i suoi undici anni di libertà, questi strati semantici criptico, "sfida l'intuizione semiotica" (p.637 leva), Charenton riapparire nel suo diario. La fine della lettera è stata maciullato, come molte missive inviate in quel momento. Tali amputazioni sono il risultato di censura carceraria che ha eliminato sistematicamente e accuratamente passaggi licenziose o offensive. Così, proprio Marzo 1781 Renee Pelagie consigliò al marito: "Dovresti, mio caro amico, riformare il tuo stile per le vostre lettere mi potrebbero raggiungere nella loro interezza. Se vi dico la verità, questa offesa amareggiato contro di voi. Se dite bugie, si dice: ecco un uomo incorreggibile, sempre con la stessa testa che fermenta, ingrata, falsa, etc. In ogni caso, il tuo stile non può che farti del male. Così riformarla. ".   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « C'est un bien sot personnage que celui du témoin [...] rien dans l'univers pourrait m'engager à jouer un tel rôle » Lettre autographe censurée de Donatien Alphonse François de Sade rédigée d'une écriture fine sur 2 pages adressée à sa femme Renée-Pélagie. Plusieurs soulignements, ratures et biffures. Sans date, cette lettre a été rédigée au début du mois de mars 1781 à la prison de Vincennes. La fin de la lettre a été mutilée à l'époque, probablement par l'administration carcérale qui détruisait les passages licencieux de la correspondance du Marquis. La lettre été retrouvée telle quelle lors de l'ouverture en 1948 de la malle du Marquis conservée scellée par la famille depuis 1814 et est publiée sous cette forme amputée dans la correspondance du Marquis de Sade. Provenance : archives de la famille. Cette lettre relate l'une des grandes obsessions carcérales de Sade : prendre l'air. « J'ai un besoin d'être à l'air qui est au-dessus de tout ce qu'il est possible d'imaginer. » Heureux hasard, les promenades - interdites depuis de 27 juin 1780 - lui seront rendues quelques jours après la rédaction de cette missive, le 9 mars 1781 soit après trente-six semaines de suspension. Pour lors, le Marquis est toujours consigné dans son « espèce de cachot » et s'apitoie sur son sort, ne manquant pas au passage de culpabiliser sa femme : « j'ai un besoin étonnant d'air, et je ne passerai sûrement pas l'été sans y succomber, si on ne me le fait pas respirer davantage ce printemps ». Loin de demander une promenade comme à son habitude, le Marquis dans cette requête implicite, souligne la nécessité physiologique que revêt sa demande : « S'il m'était seulement possible de respirer l'air trois ou quatre heures par jour sur le haut de la tour, je serais content, preuve que ce n'est pas le stérile plaisir d'une promenade dans un cimetière qui me tente, mais le besoin essentiel de respirer. ». La lettre s'enchaîne sur le deuxième grand sujet de la vie pénitentiaire sadienne : les visites de Renée-Pélagie. « Le premier objet de votre lettre auquel je réponds est celui où vous me proposez de me venir voir. Vous ne pouvez certainement rien me proposer de plus agréable et de plus fait pour apporter quelque consolation dans ma malheureuse situation. ». Le Marquis se plait même à imaginer le rétablissement d'une vie de couple adaptée aux contraintes de la vie carcérale : « Vous devriez, si vous obtenez cela, venir prendre une petite maison pour votre été à Vincennes. ». Madame de Sade n'a pas eu l'autorisation de voir son mari depuis son arrestation et leurs entrevues ne seront rétablies qu'à partir du mois de juillet 1781, c'est-à-dire près de 4 ans et ½ après son incarcération et seulement en présence du commis de police Boucher. La perspective d'une rencontre chaperonnée déplaît fortement à Sade : « Vous devriez, si vous obtenez cette permission, tâcher d'abord de l'obtenir sans témoin, car ces visites avec un témoin sont d'une gêne et d'un ennui mortels : et d'ailleurs, vous en conviendrez, c'est un bien sot personnage que celui du témoin. Il doit être bien persuadé qu'on le maudit, et que le diable m'emporte si d'après cette certitude-là, rien dans l'univers pourrait, m'engager à jouer un tel rôle. » L'irruption du champ lexical théâtral, genre littéraire fétiche du Marquis, dans cette lettre (« personnage », « jouer un tel rôle ») montre ici la perméabilité entre la fiction et la réalité et peut-être appréhendée en regard de son

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        Pößneck. - Ansicht. - "Herzog Sächs Coburg Saalfeld. Stadt Poesneck im Osterlande".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierungen, 1781. 23,5 x 44,2 cm (Darstellung) / 26,8 x 47,1 cm (Blatt). Mittung unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt, rechts und links um zwei Legenden 1-15 und a-o ergänzt. Unten mit "Poß: Michael Schmidt, del. Poesneck 1781", mittig "Impensis, J. F. Pentzer, Lipsiae" und rechts "G. direx." versehen. - Detaillreiche Ansicht von Pößneck mit dem spätgotischen Rathaus (erbaut 1478-14899), der gotischen Stadtkirche St. Bartholomäus und der Stadtbefestigung mit dem weißen Turm sowie der näheren Umgebung. - Leichte Alterungsspuren. Gering fleckig, unten im Randbereich leicht knickspurig. Original Mittelfaltung. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Revolutionary War

      , March 1, 1781. March 1, 1781. ALS, 12 pp, 7.75" x 9", dated Madrid [Spain] March 1, 1781. In part: “The situation of Europe is critical at present and puzzles much better politicians than myself to divine what it will be some months hence. Prussia who had the armed Neutrality hath not yet taken a decided part & to retard this, the Emperor hath prepared his mediation Jointly with the Empress to terminate the present disputes. This offer I believe is not well timed nor at Bottom is it well received. I have been assured that our friends will make our Independence the basis of their acceptation of it.”“The Dutch war is not so impolitic as we may imagine. The ruin of their Commerce will inrich individuals most attached to government & the restoration of their Possessions will be good compensation for the sacrifices G. B. [Great Britain] may be constrained to make”“The Dutch seem in good spirits, but I am afraid they are too much disposed to think that G.B. wishes finish their disputes with them. This conduct of G.B is meant to relax their preparations & those of the Armed Neutrality who may be disposed to support them. However you will receive much more accurate information from Mr. Adams who is on the spot. I am informed that he is on the point of opening a loan for the States. May it be attended with success, for we din great difficulties here to procure money here”“The English fleet is at sea â€

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        SH. U-T. HA-RADBAZ, HELEK SHELISHI

      Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben David(1781). Hardcover, folio, 132 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Descriptor: Responsa -- 1040-1600. Named Person: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh torah -- Commentaries. Zimra (known as RaDBaZ = Rabbi David Ben Abi Zimra; 1479-1573) was a "talmudic scholar, halakhic authority, and kabbalist. Abi Zimra was born in Spain into a wealthy family, but by the age of 13 he was in Safed (possibly going via Fez - see Sambari in Neubauer's Chronicles, vol. 1 (1887) , 157) . The most eminent of his teachers was Joseph Saragossi of Sicily who left Spain in 1492 and eventually settled in Safed. Abi Zimra moved to Jerusalem but shortly before 1513 immigrated to Egypt, apparently due to bad economic conditions in Palestine. He remained there for 40 years, first in Alexandria, then in Cairo where he joined the bet din of the nagid, Isaac Sholal. After the conquest of Egypt by the Turks (1517) and the decline of the office of the nagid, Abi Zimra became the official head of Egyptian Jewry. He was not only dayyan but also head of a yeshivah, trustee of the hekdesh, and administrator of charity collections. He held all of these offices in an honorary capacity, as he was financially independent. Apart from his inherited wealth Abi Zimra was apparently successful in business and as a moneylender to non-Jews" (Zimmels in EJ 2010) . OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Hinge & spine repair. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Good Condition. (Heb-33-16)

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        Revolutionary War

      March 1, 1781. ALS, 12 pp, 7.75" x 9", dated Madrid [Spain] March 1, 1781. In part: <I>“The situation of Europe is critical at present and puzzles much better politicians than myself to divine what it will be some months hence. Prussia who had the armed Neutrality hath not yet taken a decided part & to retard this, the Emperor hath prepared his mediation Jointly with the Empress to terminate the present disputes. This offer I believe is not well timed nor at Bottom is it well received. I have been assured that our friends will make our Independence the basis of their acceptation of it.”</I><br /><br /><I>“The Dutch war is not so impolitic as we may imagine. The ruin of their Commerce will inrich individuals most attached to government & the restoration of their Possessions will be good compensation for the sacrifices G. B. [Great Britain] may be constrained to make”</I><br /><br /><I>“The Dutch seem in good spirits, but I am afraid they are too much disposed to think that G.B. wishes finish their disputes with them. This conduct of G.B is meant to relax their preparations & those of the Armed Neutrality who may be disposed to support them. However you will receive much more accurate information from Mr. Adams who is on the spot. I am informed that he is on the point of opening a loan for the States. May it be attended with success, for we din great difficulties here to procure money here”</I><br /><br /><I>“The English fleet is at sea – on the 8th of last month they had 30 sail of the line ready…This is the latest & most excel state of their actual Marine force that I have been able to obtain. If our Frigates could carry 18 pounders instead of 12 pounders we should a great advantage & if our Privateers could have 9 & 12 pounders although few in number we should have equal advantage. The weight of metal would give a superiority & as our cruisers I suppose cannot be completely manned, the guns being fewer would be better served. Congress ought to send ample powers to Mr. Adams to act in Holland & ought to authorize him to regulate the terms of advantages arising from recaptures of Dutch vessels on the same principles of those adopted by our Ally. In every thing we ought to mask the strongest desire to conform to the present system of Europe as pointedly as possible mask our opposition to the practical measures of our foreseen Mother Country”</I><br /><br /><I>"Perhaps this long letter may fall into the hands of the Philistines. Let it tell them that I pity almost as much as I despise them. Their gallantry and firmness in a bad cause excites my compassion, while their abject subjection to a Junto of would-be great men moves my contempt, mingled with visibility and indignation. Gracious Heaven, to see the mischief that a single individual can do. If anything could reconcile me to private assassination, this reflection would do it"</I>. <br /><br />Gerry's endorsement acknowledges the receipt and dates of the letter, as well as the date of Gerry's response. The writing is clear and dark. <br /><br />William Carmichael was a diplomat and a man of fortune who resided in London at the beginning of the Revolution. He was on his way to America in July of 1776, with dispatches from Arthur Lee, but was detained in Paris by illness, and assisted Silas Deane in his correspondence and business for over a year. He communicated with the King of Prussia, at Berlin, intelligence concerning American commerce, and assisted the commissioners at Paris. He is the one who convinced the Marquis de Lafayette to visit America, introducing him to George Washington. After his return to America in 1778, he was a delegate to congress from Maryland from 1778-1780. He was secretary of legation during John Jay's mission to Spain, and when the latter left Spain in June of 1782, he remained as charge d'affaires. In March of 1792, William Short joined him in a commission to negotiate a treaty with Spain regarding the navigation of the Mississippi River, but they were unsuccessful. Carmichael returned to the United States in May of 1794. His letters were published in Sparks's "Diplomatic Correspondence".

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        Dictionnaire raisonné de physique, par M. Brisson, De l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Maître de Physique & d'Histoire Naturelle des Enfants de France, Professeur Royal de Physique expérimentale au College Royal de Navarre, & Censeur Royal.

      A Paris: Hôtel de Thou, M. DCC LXXXI. 1781 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 1ª ed., 1er estado.- 2 vols. + Atlas, 4º mayor, (260x197mm.).- v.1: [4], 708 p.; sign.: [2], a-b4, A-Zzz4, Aaaa-Tttt4, Vvvv2.- v. 2: [4], 769, [1] p.; [2], A-Zzzz4, Aaaaa-Ddddd4, Eeeee1.- Ambos volúmenes a doble columna; viñetas en prolegómenos e inicio del diccionario; última hoja de vol. 2 con las erratas de ambos volúmenes.- Atlas, con portadilla propia, 'Planches du dictionnaire de physique de M. Brisson'; [2], V-VI p.; 90 láminas grabadas (1 desplegable), algunas firmadas 'Fossier Del.' y/o 'Benard Direxit'.- // Encuadernación de época en badana marmoreada; lomo cuajado en dorado con nervios y doble tejuelo en marroquín burdeos; planos con triple filete seco; cantos con doble filete dorado; cortes tintados en rojo; conserva registros. Mínimos puntos en charnelas y cantos; puntas rozadas. El volumen de Atlas debió recibir un golpe que afecta muy levemente al canto del plano trasero y al de las últimas 5 láminas, y que provocó una rasgadura de 1 cm. en el borde del margen lateral de las planchas 2 a 17.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Poggendorff, I, c. 301.- // La incorporación de Brisson a la actividad científica, cuyos estudios habían sido de teología en un seminario (escapando de ellos en el momento de la ceremonia de ordenación como diácono), vino de la mano de un cuñado de una tía suya, el naturalista René Antoine Ferchauld de Réamur (1683-1757), que en 1749 le contrató como ayudante y cicerone de su gabinete de Historia natural, gabinete que, entre otras, reunía una espléndida colección de aves(1). Brisson trabajó allí durante ocho años (aficionándose a la clasificación zoológica)(2), hasta que su 'padrino' murió en 1757. La colección quedó como propiedad de la Académie Royale des Sciences (de la que había sido director y subdirector secuencialmente desde 1714), a la que la había ligado años antes, y que era quien pagaba las 600 libras de salario a Brisson. Pero el rey publicó un decreto ordenando que la colección se trasladase al Cabinet du Roi (el jardín botánico), cuyo cuidador era Georges Louis Leclerc (conde de Buffon a partir de 1772), enemistado desde antiguo con Réamur y por ende con Brisson. De manera que, como Leclerc/Buffon no quería enemigos ni competidores, no le ofreció a Brisson seguir con su trabajo. Para cuando se produjo ese desaire, Brisson ya había redactado la extensa y precisa Ornytologhie(3) pero, aun así, tuvo que despedirse, no solo de la colección, sino también de la ornitología: sin aves a mano con las que trabajar, era imposible seguir. En 1760 acudió en su ayuda el abbé Nollet -el célebre estudioso de la electricidad-, acogiéndole en su seminario de física en el Colegio de Navarra. Dos años después, Brisson ya era profesor y dedicó el resto de su vida, más de cuarenta años, a la física experimental, sin volver a ocuparse de ningún aspecto de la Historia natural, adquiriendo merecida fama, especialmente por su Dictionnaire de Physique y por su monografía sobre la ?pesantez? de los cuerpos. Falleció en 1806(4). Aunque dentro de la obra no se indique, Brisson preparó su Dictionnaire contratado por Panckoucke para inaugurar y promover la suscripción a la Encyclopédie méthodique, el megaproyecto editorial con el que el editor del Hôtel de Thou quería actualizar la información científica reunida en la Encyclopédie de Diderot. El cuerpo del diccionario se terminó de imprimir en 1780 (como figura en los colofones de los volúmenes de texto), pero entre Panckoucke y Brisson habían surgido fuertes desavenencias: Panckoucke había concebido su nueva enciclopedia como una sucesión de diccionarios cerrados, en los que en ninguno se tratarían términos de las otra ramas de las ciencias, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Coelestis.

      London: Printed for C. Nourse, 1781. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Folio (560 x 380 mm). [4], 9, [1] pp. Includes engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by George Vertue after T. Gibson, engraved title-vignette, head- and tailpiece, engraved historiated opening initial, and 27 double-page engraved celestial charts (on 28 sheets, no. 14 on two sheets). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt-lettered morocco label (rebacked with new calf, corners bumped and worn, boards rubbed and soiled). Text and plates generally crisp and clean, the plates little browned and slightly foxed in outer margins only. Provenance: Warren de la Rue* (with his armorial bookplate on front pastedown). A fine copy. ----Brunet II, 1280; Honeyman 1326; Warner, The sky explored, pp.80-82; Brown. Astronomical Atlases, p. 47. - THIRD ISSUE OF 'THE MOST IMPORTANT STAR ATLAS OF THE 18TH CENTURY' (Honeyman). The atlas was first issued in 1729 as the companion to Flamsteed's Historia coelestis Britannica. in the 1781 issue, the celestial charts, prepared by Abraham Sharp and engraved by I. Mynde and others, are reimpressions of the first issue, the title is reprinted and the list of subscribers discarded. As the preface declares, its object was to 'render the indefatigable labours of Mr. Flamsteed as useful and beneficial to mankind as may be, as well as to compleat the Work already publish'd,' showing 'all the constellations visible in our hemisphere, wherein the ancient figures themselves are restor'd.' The stars were positioned and the co-ordinates drawn by Abraham Sharp, while the figures in the constellations were after drawings by Sir James Thornhill and others. The dedication to George II is signed by the astronomer's wife, Margaret Flamsteed, and his literary executor, James Hodgson. Neither edition included the preface in which Flamsteed had wanted to give a blow-by-blow account of his disputes with Newton and Halley. When the Greenwich observatory was set up in 1675 Flamsteed was put in charge as England's first Astronomer Royal. This work was posthumously completed by his widow, with the help of Flamsteed's two assistants, James Hodgson and Joseph Crosthwait. The reason for this was his conflict with another scientist, Isaac Newton, the President of the Royal Society at that time. Flamsteed refused to publish his work that had been commissioned by the king, and in 1712 Newton and Edmond Halley published a preliminary version of Flamsteed's Historia coelestis Britannica without crediting the author. Flamsteed denounced it and destroyed as many copies as he could. By the time the celestial atlas designed to accompany the Historia appeared in 1729 Flamsteed had been dead for ten years. *Warren de la Rue (1815-89) was a British astronomer, chemist, and inventor, most famous for his pioneering work in astronomical photography. He was one of the inventors of the electric light bulbs, applying a platinum coil with an evacuated glass tube. In 1850 he constructed a 13-inch reflecting telescope which he used to excecute several drawings of celestial bodies. He is most remembered however for his pioneering work in the application of the art of photography to astronomical research. In 1851 his attention was drawn to a daguerreotype of the moon by G. P. Bond, shown at the great exhibition of that year. Excited to emulate and employ the more rapid wet-collodion process, he succeeded before long in obtaining exquisitely defined lunar pictures, which remained unsurpassed until the appearance of the Lewis Morris Rutherfurd photographs in 1865. (Wikisource). - Visit our website for additional images and information. 3rd Printing. Near Fine.

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume LI (51) January to December 1781

      David Henry; Elizabeth Newberry, London 1781 - vi, 633pp, [xv] + plates. 15 b/w plates and maps (7 fold-out). Includes Captain Cook's Journal. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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