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        The Works of Alexander Monro, M D Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and Late Professor of Medicine and Anatomy in the University of Edinburgh Published by His Son, Alexander Monro, M D

      Edinburgh: Charles Elliot. Upper board missing with contents commencing at title page. Lower board detached. Spine rubbed. Occasional ex.-lib. stamp of Royal College of Physicians. Plates with some light browning but overall clear. Contents firm and in good condition. 1781. First Edition. Leather cover. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). xxiv, 791pp. 7 fold out copper plate engravings. .

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        The New British Traveller, The National Omnibus and General Advertiser

      Alex Hogg, George Cowie 1781 - Two titles bound together at a later date. The first is The New British Traveler, or a complete modern universal display of Great Britain and Ireland printed for Alex Hogg at the Kings Arms, 16 Paternoster Row, undated but believed to be 1781. The other is a set of weekly publication from 1831-1833 entitled The National Omnibus and General Advertiser and subtitled A journal of literature, science, music, theatricals and fine arts. Each consists of about 6 sheets with adverts, reviews of books poems and articles printed in a 3 column format. There are a few small illustrations. 67 issues are present being # 14 dated 30 Sept 1831 to # 80 from 4th Jan 1833 (dated in error 4 Jan 1832). The year 1832 is complete. The the British Traveler is a work of 520pp and is extensively illustrated with upwards of 150 engravings of famous houses of the day, views of towns, county maps and prominent persons. As stated the book has been rebound probably around 1833. The current binding is poor with the front board completely removed and spine loose. The rear board is badly scuffed and damaged around the edges and is nearly detached. The British Traveler frontispiece has a tear across most of it's width which has a good quality repair probably done at the time of the rebind. Similar damage and repair applies to the title page. Internally there is age related browning and spotting but many of the illustrations are free of these marks. Generally the internals are very good for a book of this age. No original end papers are present. The National Omnibus copies are generally free of damage. 237x370x85mmHeavy book. Extra carriage will be require for delivery and insurance charges. Limited illustration here. There are more images on the Oxfam on line site. Go to Oxfam GB and follow the links. Size: 237x370x85mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Marquis de la Fayette

      Paris: Chez l'auteur., 1781.. XXX. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

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        Oeuvres posthumes de Jean - jacques Rousseau ou recueil de pièces manuscrites ; pour servir de supplément aux éditions publiées pendant sa vie

      S.n. 1781 - - S.n., A Genève 1781- 1789, 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), reliés. - Edition collective, rare. une autre édition des oeuvres posthumes est parue dans le même temps à Neuchatel chez Samuel fauche, elle diffère par quelques points. Reliure en plein veau blond glacé. dos à nerfs orné. pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Le tome X, paru en 1789 possède une reliure sensiblement différente, toujours en veau blond glacé, avec un triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Quelques coins émoussés et défauts minimes. Très bel exemplaire. Cette édition collective devait compléter la collection des oeuvres de Rousseau, mais devant les multiples éditions de Rousseau, cette dernière pose des problèmes. Elle comprend Les dialogues (Rousseau juge de Jean-Jacques, Les confessions (1782 en VI livres, à la suite des Lettres à M. de Malesherbes) et la suite des confessions (1789, tome X), ainsi que Les rêveries du promeneur solitaires à la suite de la première partie des Confessions. On ne sait si cette édition précède ou pas l'édition in-4 avec figures, mais elle semble préalable, puisque le premier volume date de 1781, et que l'édition in-4 commence en 1782. Il est possible que ce soit la toute première édition collective des Confessions, mais rien ne l'atteste. Encore faut-il déterminer si l'édition originale collective est la première édition originale des Confessions, ou s'il faut prendre en compte l'édition séparée in-8, certains bibliographes s'accordant sur le fait qu'une collective ne peut être une originale malgré l'antériorité. Outre ces grandes oeuvres, cette édition contient de multiples pièces dont une correspondance choisie, Emile et Sophie, Les amours de Milord Edouard Bomston, L'engagement téméraire (théâtre), la traduction de L'histoire de Tacite, La dissertation sur la musique moderne, Fragments pour un dictionnaire des termes en usage en botanique (Titre différent du Dictionnaire de botanique mais même oeuvre). La plupart de ces pièces semble paraître ici pour la première fois, si cette édition est bien antérieure à l'édition in-4 pour les oeuvres de 1782. Il faut noter que cette édition est également différente de l'édition collective In-8 parue dans le même temps que l'édition in-4, il y eut également une édition collective In-12 de 1782 à 1790 en 36 volumes à Neuchatel. Dans l'édition in-8 de Génève, similaire à l'édition in-4, La seconde partie des Confessions est de 1790, elle est ici de 1789. En outre les édition in-4 et in-8 de Genève possèdent des figures dont le tirage a nécessité plus de temps. Nombre de points tendraient à penser que cette édition collective est antérieure à toutes les autres, et qu'elle contient nombre d'originales, notamment Les Confessions, Les dialogues, Les rêveries et diverses pièces, elle est en tous les cas fort rare. Il est certain que cette édition pourvait venir s'adjoindre aux différentes éditions antérieure des oeuvres de Rousseau, notamment celle parue en 1772 chez Rey à Amsterdam. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft.

      Riga, Hartknoch, 1781. 8vo. Very nice later (probably around 1920, signed "F. Dudik, Aachen) pastiche-binding of brown half calf with elaborate blindtooling and gild lettering to spine. A bit of wear to extremities, especially corners. A bit of soiling to inner blank margin of title-page. One tiny wormhole to blank margin of first four leaves. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy. (24), 856 pp.. Rare first edition of Kant's monumental main work, arguably the most important work in the history of philosophy since Aristotle.The "Critique of Pure Reason" took Kant about a decade to write, and the work is of the utmost scarcity. It is due to this work that Kant became world famous as one of the three or four greatest philosophers of all times, and the work fundamentally changed the face of philosophy. With this work philosophy is finally provided with a new and comprehensive way of dealing systematically with the problems of philosophy. "In 1770 Kant became professor of logic and metaphysics, and at this point there is a sudden falling off in number of his publications. The cause of this became clear eleven years later when "The Critique of Pure Reason" appeared; and with it Kant became famous. Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy... The influence of Kant is paramount to the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of "pure reason", and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame." (PMM 226)

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        Revolutionary War-date Autographed Letter Signed

      Philadelphia, 1781. unbound. Autographed letter signed by Lawrence Morris to his brother Lewis regarding movement of British troops south from New York, which were in fact reinforcements to General Cornwallis from General Clinton. 7.5" x 9", 2 pages, signed "L. Morris." Philadelphia, May 28th, 1781. ...for if the enemy should lend their whole force to the southward, he will not be able to resist them. We have reports today that they are about to evacuate New York, that they intend for the southward...Their movements are more secret than our...

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        A Letter from Mr. Christian Mayer... On the Going of a New Pendulum Clock, made by Mr. John Arnold

      London: T. Becket, 1781. Quarto, 19 pp., final page advertisement for a work by John Arnold, a few spots; very good in neat modern paper boards with morocco spine label. Significant longitude publication. Very rare: one of very few publications to directly discuss the chronometers of John Arnold, and clearly published with his consent - and almost certainly with his involvement - this work was issued in very small numbers to puff the technical prowess of Arnold at a time when he was working on the revolution in chronometers that would culminate in "Arnold 36" of 1782, the first timepiece to actually be called a chronometer, and the forerunner of the viability of quantity production: by the mid-1780s 'Captains of the East India Company and the Royal Navy flocked to the chronometer factories' (Sobel, Longitude).Arnold (1736-1799) was the English watchmaker most responsible for making practical advances in the manufacture of chronometers. He had benefitted from the magnum opus of longitude, John Harrison's Principles of 1767, the publication of which was forced by Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne, who first gave copies of the detailed plates to Larcum Kendall for the manufacture of K1, the chronometer taken on board Resolution for Cook's second voyage. Soon after, Maskelyne also gave a copy of Harrison's book to Arnold, who ultimately produced three chronometers which were also taken on board the Resolution. Kendall's was by far the superior timepiece, although Arnold's chances were not helped by the fact that one was allowed to go unwound (the fiery debate about whether this was the fault of William Wales helped fuel his acrimonious split with the Forsters).Arnold had a better business mind than Kendall, and was more aware of the practicalities of watch-design meaning that his "Arnold 36" of 1777 is considered the first modern chronometer. Arnold was also not only personally charming, but as this rare pamphlet neatly proves, a wonder at self-promotion. This work translates a laudatory essay by the German astronomer Christian Mayer, praising Arnold's work on a new pendulum clock at Manheim. The fact that this is in effect an extended advertisement is safely proven by the long translator's preface, which concludes triumphantly: 'While Mr. Arnold's improvements in clock-work may thus become serviceable to astronomers; that superior degree of perfection to which he had brought his Pocket Chronometers must be of the highest utility in geography and navigation... ships may now proceed on their voyages with a degree of certainty and expedition unhoped for and unknown to preceding navigators...'.

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        Compte rendu au Roi par M. Necker Directeur général des Finances Au mois de janvier 1781. Imprimé par ordre de sa MAjesté.

      A Paris de l?Imprimerie du Cabinet du Roi, 1781. In 4to (cm. 24,3); piena pelle maculata coeva. Tagli rossi. Antiporta allegorica incisa con la scritta ?Le Compte rendu?; altra antiporta incisa con ?Allegorie pour le Frontispice du Compte rendu au Roi...; pp. (4), 116 + una grande tabella ripiegata + 2 carte geografiche a colori ripiegate. (unito:) NECKER, J. Memoire donné au Roi par M. Necker e1778. Londres, 1781. In 8vo (cm. 21); pp. 32. EX libris. Einaudi, p. 604. Per la seconda opera, Kress, B.389 Prima edizione della rara tiratura stampata ?Cabinet du Roi? e particolare copia con 2 incisioni in antiporta non citate dalle bibliografie.

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        Ueber das Betragen in Nervenkrankheiten für Unerfahrne in der Arzneiwissenschaft

      Wien, Gerold 1781. 20 cm. 128 Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Blake 437 - Laehr II, 798 - Erstausgabe. Stunzer war Leibarzt des Erzherzogs Maximilian Franz von ?-sterreich (seit 1784 Kurfürst und Erzbischof von Köln). Aus dem Inhalt: Beschreibung der hypochondrischen und hysterischen Krankheit; Ob die Nervenkrankheit in der Einbildung bestehe oder eine wahre Krankheit sey; Von der Heilungsart der Hypochondrie mit Materie; Die Leidenschaften. Leicht gebräunt, am Schnitt vereinzelt Feuchtigkeitsränder. -

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        La Singulière. IIII.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. 1781 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Framed*/7 Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

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        The principal orations of Cicero, translated: with notes, classical and original. By Captain John Rutherford.

      printed by H. Goldney for T. Cadell, London 1781 - 4to, pp. [2], xix, [1], 499; engraved cameo portrait frontispiece by Bartolozzi after Cypriani; 19th century marbled boards, neatly rebacked, morocco label on spine; occasional underlining in pencil, else a near fine copy. Lowndes, p. 463. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archiv der Insectengeschichte

      Heinrich Steiner und Comp. 1781-1785, Zurich and Winterthur - With 39 plates, mostly hand-colored, of insects, all finely and minutely rendered. Four parts bound in one, although title pages for six parts. While the organizational principle of this early entomological series defies coherent explanation, there are textual descriptions of the plate content easily discoverable in the vicinity of the pertinent plate, and there is some table of contents to be found herein. Bound in modern calf, with contemporary spine label preserved. Binding is tight, and while there is at times moderate foxing, most pages are clean, notwithstanding age toning, and the plates themselves are stunning. With modern endpapers sympathetic to the work and its vintage. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Raccolta rilegata di 22 pubblicazioni originali edite in Napoli e dintorni in occasione della morte dell'Imperatrice d'Austria Maria Teresa, madre della Regina delle Due Sicilie Maria Carolina, 1781.

      Raccolta di 22 opuscoli rilegati in piena pergamena coeva, con minimi restauri ai capitelli. Tassello con titoli in oro al dorso. Il lotto comprende: 1) "Elogj per la gloriosa memoria della Imperatrice Regina Maria Teresa d'Austria ne' solenni funerali ordinati da Sua Eccellenza Reverendissima D.Serafino Filangieri, Arcivescovo di Napoli, nella sua Cattedrale il dì 13 Gennaio 1781". In fine sono aggiunte le "Iscrizioni sopra la Porta al di fuori" (In Napoli, presso Faustino De Bonis, 1781. Cm.24,4x17. Pg.XXIV, (12). Frontespizio in bordura decorativa, con cartiglio inciso). - 2) "Funerali per la morte di Maria Teresa Imperatrice de' Romani, Regina di Ungheria e di Boemia, celebrati nella Real Chiesa della SS.Annunciata dalla fedelissima Città di Aversa il dì XII febbrajo 1781". In fine sono aggiunte alcune iscrizioni "Sopra la porta al di fuori" (Cm.24,4x17. Pg.26, (6). - 3) "Orazione in morte dell'augusta Maria Teresa d'Austria, recitata dal Sacerdote napoletano D.Domenico Attanasio ne' solenni Funerali celebrati nella Chiesa della Compagnia della Disciplina della S.Croce nel dì 30 Gennajo 1781 ed alla Sacra Real Maestà della Regina nostra Signora consegrata" (Presso il Regio Impressore Giuseppe Maria Severino Boezio. Cm.24,4x17. Pg.IV,32. Testo in cornicetta decorativa). - 4) "Epigrammata graeco - latina ad cohonestandas exsequias funeris Mariae Theresae Austriacae Roman. Imperatricis et Reginae Apostolicae, Mariae Carolinae Hierusalem et Siciliae Reginae Matris Apparatu a Graecis Neapoli degentibus more suo indicti ante diem XVI. Kalendas Martias 1781. In Regali eorum Templo Baptismali SS.Petri et Pauli nomine insigni" (Typis excudit Bernardus Perger Vindobonensis. Cm.24,4x17. Pg.(12). Testo greco e latino, in cornicetta decorativa). - 5) "Elogium Mariae Teresiae Augustae a Januario Vico inscriptum" (Neapoli, Ex Typographia Bernardi Perger Vindobonensis. Cm.24,2x17. Pg.8. Testo in cornicetta decorativa). - 6) "In morte di Maria Teresa Walburga, Imperatrice de' Romani, Regina d'Ungheria, e di Boemia, Arciduchessa d'Austria, &c. Orazione recitata dal sacerdote Guglielmo Finamore ne' solenni funerali celebrati dalla Reale Arciconfraternita de' Bianchi dello Spirito Santo a' 19 Gennaro 1781" (Napoli, nella Stamperia di Bernardo Perger. Cm.24,4x17. Pg.(6), 42. Testo in cornicetta decorativa). - 7) "Marchionis Scipionis Patritii Epicedion / Ad Reginam P.F.A. Epigramma - Distichon" (Cm.24,4x17. Pg.8. Testo latino, in cornicetta decorativa). - 8) "Orazione di Serafino Filangieri, per misericordia di Dio, e Grazia della Sede Apostolica Arcivescovo Napoletano, Cavaliere e Gran Cancelliere dell'Ordine Insigne di S.Gennaro, Gran Croce, e Gran Priore dell'Ordine Costantiniano, a tutti i Fedeli di questa Capitale salute, e benedizione" (Cm.24,4x17. Pg.36. Testo in cornicetta decorativa, con cartiglio e capolettera. In fine "Iscrizioni di D.Salvatore D'Aula"). - 9) "Per la morte di Maria Teresa d'Austria, Imperatrice Regina d'Ungheria e di Boemia, &c. Sonetto, ed anacreontica del Duca Giuseppe Caracciolo de' Marchesi di Brienze. &c., Capitano degli Eserciti di S.Maestà Siciliana e Primo Tenente delle sue Reali Guardie d'Infanteria Italiana" (Napoli, 1781. Cm.24,34x17. Pg.XII. Frontespizio in cornicetta decorativa). - 10) "Elogia inter solemnia funeris pro Maria Teresia, Hungariae et Bohemiae Regina Augusta, Neapoli celebrati in Aede Sanctae Mariae ad Verticem Caeli palam in hac proposita et per P.F. Vincentium Thomam Vecchioni Ordin. Prae. conscripta" (Cm.24,2x17. Pg.(12). - 11) "Parentaliorum Mariae Teresiae Augustae ..... solemni apparatione indictorum inscriptiones ....... (Neapoli, ex Typographia Bernardi Perger Vindobonensis. Cm.24x17,3. Pg.(18). Iscrizioni in cornici ornamentali e frontespizio decorato). - 12) "In funere Casertae indicto III. id. Ianuar. MDCCLXXXI Pro Maria Teresia Augusta Romanorum Imperatrice Inscriptiones ab Andrea Peruta Regiae Familiae Medico exaratae" (Cm.24x17,2. Pg.(8). - 13) "Orazione in morte dell'Imperatrice Regina Maria Teresa Walburga, recitata in celebrarsene le funebri Pompe nella Real Chiesa di S.Giacomo degli Spagnuoli da D.Giuseppe Pilolli, Arciprete della Città di Modugno" (Napoli, per Vincenzo Mazzola - Vogola, 1781. Cm.22,8x17,2. Pg.32). - 14) "Ne' funerali solenni celebrati in Napoli il giorno VI. Febbrajo MDCCLXXXI dalla Reale Arciconfraternita dell'Albergo de' Pellegrini e Convalescenti nel proprio Tempio della Trinità per la morte di Maria Teresa Valburga, Imperatrice de' Romani, Regina Apostolica &c. Orazione recitata dal P.D. Niccolò Sagarriga C.R." (Cm.22,8x17,2. Pg.24. Testo in cornicetta decorativa). - 15) "Elogio dell'Imperadrice Maria Teresa d'Austria recitato alla presenza di S.M. la Regina ne' solenni funerali della Chiesa del Carmine di Caserta dal cav. Giovanni Vivenzio, Medico di Sua Maestà il dì XI.Gennaro MDCCLXXXI" (Napoli, nella Stamperia Reale, 1781. Cm.22,4x17. Pg.XX). - 16) "Iscrizioni apposte nel sontuoso funerale della greca nazione dimorante in Napoli secondo il proprio rito celebrato in morte dell'Augusta Imperatrice Regina Maria Teresa d'Austria, inclita madre della Serenissima Regina delle Due Sicilie Maria Carolina nella loro regale e parrocchiale Chiesa de' SS.Pietro e Paulo nel dì XIV febraro MDCCLXXXI dalla greca nell'italiana favella tradotte" (Nella Stamperia di Bernardo Perger. Cm.24x17,2. Pg.(12). - 17) Due carte di epigrafi latine in grande formato, ripiegate. - 18) Un Sonetto di Antonio Adami "Per la morte dell'Imperatrice Maria Teresa d'Austria" in grande formato, più volte ripiegato. - 19) Un Sonetto anonimo "In morte della Imperatrice Regina Apostolica Maria Teresa d'Austria" in grande formato, più volte ripiegato. - 20) "In morte di Maria Teresa d'Austria, Sonetto di Antonio Pignatelli, Marchese di Galatone" (Pg.4). - 21) "Breve descrizione de' funerali" (Cm.20x12,8. Pg.24. In cornicetta decorativa). - 22) "J.Andreae Serrai Regiae Neapolitanae Academiae a Secretis de Rebus Gestis Mariae Teresiae Austriacae ad Mariam C

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        Das Lob der Narrheit aus dem Lateinischen des Erasmus (von W. G. Becker).

      Bey Georg Jacob Decker, Berlin und Leipzig 1781 - Mit Kupfern von Chodowiecki. Mit einem gestochenen Porträt des Erasmus nach Holbein, einer Titelvignette und 6 gefalteten Tafeln mit 34 kleinen Darstellungen alle von D. Chodowiecki. Das Papier und die Kupfer sehr gut erhalten. Ganzpergamentband der Zeit. Rümann 239. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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