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        Commelina zanonia. Linn. La Commelin d'Amerique

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1781.. Pl. XCVII. Size: 320 x 210 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Méthode nouvelle et générale pour tracer facilement des Cadrans Solaires sur toutes surfaces planes, en situation quelconque, sans calcul ni embarras d'instrumens. Par un seul Problème Géométrique qui fait connaître l'axe & la soustylaire, la latitude du lieu, la situation du plan, la déclinaison du soleil & le parallèle du jour lors de l'opération. Principes et usages du comput et de l'art de vérifier les dates.

      Caen, Le Baron, 1781. - Un volume in-8 de un faux-titre, frontispice gravé, titre, XVI pp. de préface, XVIII pp. de table, 260 pages, 2 ff. ( fautes à corriger, approbation, privilège du roi, avis au relieur) et 23 planches dépliantes. 5 planches ont été coupées court en marge extérieure mais sans atteinte à la figure ou au dessin géométrique représenté. Quelques fines rousseurs éparses. Plein veau, dos lisse orné de caissons à fleurons dorés. Petits manques de cuir à la pièce de titre et en pied du dos, fentes sur 2 cms aux mors inférieurs, éraflures. Reliure de l'époque. Edition originale et rare impression Caennaise du XVIIIe. M. de Laprise était architecte à Caen et membre de l'Académie de cette ville. Ouvrage traitant des principes Géométriques ; Des principes de la Gnomonique pratique ; Des arcs des signes, & de la manière de les appliquer sur les Cadrans ; Du fondement & de la pratique de la méthode générale pour tracer facilement des cadrans Solaires, sur tous plans en situation quelconque où le Soleil peut luire ; De la construction de la Méridienne horizontale & verticale du temps moyen etc. Bon exemplaire. *Houzeau et Lancaster 11662. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie BERTRAN]
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        History of Quadrupeds

      London: printed for B.White, 1781. Leather Bound. Good. xxix, 566 + index. 2 vols. 25 cm. 52 superb full page plates, plus 2 engraved titlepage vignettes. Full leather with poor hinges, some wear to spine edges. Bookplate, owner's sig., foxing. Thomas Pennant's interest in natural history began at the age of 12 when he was given a copy of Francis Willoughby's 'Ornithology'. In 1755 he began a correspondence with Linnaeus, and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Upsala in 1757. He began 'British Zoology' in 1761, and pub. the first part in 1766. He gave the profits of this work to the Welsh school in London. Pennant made a tour of Scotland in 1769, and published a volume of his findings. He did the same for Wales. In 1781, he pub. his own favourite work, the 'History of Quadrupeds', a new and enlarged ed. of his 'Synopsis of Quadrupeds' which had been pub. in 1771. He followed this by publishing other journeys, incl. 'London', and 'Arctic Zoology'. From about 1777, he stayed closer to home, publishing many other works. Pennant's name stands high among the naturalists of the 18C, and he has been commmended for making dry and technical matter interesting. His 'British Zoology' and 'History of Quadrupeds', arranged according to the classification of John Ray, long remained classical works. (DNB). Benjamin White was the brother of Gilbert White (Natural History of Selbourne). B. White suggested to Pennant that his publishing firm should bring out a new edition of Pennant's British Zoology (first pub. in 1761). Through this connection Gilbet White met Pennant. Pennant was a highly talented zoologist, and a collector and sifter of information but not a field naturalist. After their meeting, Pennant made frequent use of White, asking him specifically to study a certain species and report on it to him or even gather specimens for the guidance of his illustrator. Subsequent ed's of British Zoology and also the History of Quadrupeds (1781) owe much to White's ready information. In return, his acquaintanceship with White contributed greatly to the Natural History of Selbourne. Selbourne was published in the form of letters to Pennant and Daines Barrington. (Jenkins: The Naturalists: Pioneers of Natural History).

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        Hydrachnae, quas in aquis Daniae palustribus detexit, descripsit...

      Lipsiae, S.L. Crusius, 1781. 4to (255 x 200mm). pp. lxxxviii, with engraved title-vignette and 11 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards with recent half calf spine. A beautifully illustrated work on water mites, of which the finely handcoloured plates depict 71 species. Possibly the first monograph on this insect genus by the well-known author of the "Zoologia Danica".//Provenance: Ex libris J.S. Capieux on inside frontcover.//Brunet III, 1939; Graesse IV, 621; Nissen ZBI, 2931.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        An History of Birmingham, to the End of the Year 1780

      Birmingham: Printed by and for Pearson and Rollason, 1781. First edition. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.5 inches). pp.2 [blanks] + xii + 10 [unpaginated list of subscribers] + 280 + 2 [blanks]. Three extra leaves numbered 7*- 8*, 179* - 180*, and 233* - 234* inserted into the numbered sequence. Folding engraved frontispiece. Two folding maps. Fourteen hors-texte plates, one of them fold-out. List of Subscribers. Recently rebound in a simple brown cloth, gilt to spine. Signature of William Hunt to the fly leaf [Hunt was one of the subscribers]. Beneath, signed 'George Hunt, from Uncle James, 22nd September 1856'. The fourth plate has a one-inch vertical fold to the fore-edge. The fourth and final flap of the second fold-out map is detached along the fold, but is present and not torn. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        [Spine-title:] Kaper recueils van 1781-1796.[Netherlands, various cities], 1735-1797. Collection of 57 proclamations (many intended for public posting), forms, regulations, pamphlets, and other official publications, with a manuscript index. The work contains mostly folio documents, but also includes folded full-sheet broadsheets (1mo) and smaller publications in 8vo and 4to. Half vellum (ca. 1800), sewn on 4 tapes, red sprinkled paper sides.

      Collection of rare documents mostly relating to Dutch privateering during the 4th Anglo-Dutch War and the Batavian Republic. The collection includes letters of ransom, proclamations on the fitting out of privateers, on the distribution of prize money, the Prussian neutrality, etc.Most documents are numbered in manuscript 1-51, but a few remain unnumbered. All documents are very well preserved with only a few occasional spots and some browning. Most are untrimmed, with deckles intact.Detailed list of contents available on request.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        TRATTATO DELLE RAZZE DE' CAVALLI (col disegno della regia mandria di Chivasso e quello de' prati e pascoli), Torino, Appresso i fratelli Reycends (Stamperia Reale), 1781

      - cm. 14 x 21, legatura cartonata coeva con piatti marmorizzati, fogli in barbe, pp. XI di introduzione + 565 con indici alla fine. Alcune pagine sono state ben riprodotte. Sono presenti le due tavole ripiegate (Disegno della fabbrica della regia mandria di Chivasso e quello de' prati e pascoli) L'autore era un grande esperto delle razze DEI CAVALLI, essendo direttore della regia scuola veterinaria ed accademico anistamico di Belluno. In questo libro vengono citate centinaia di razze, con puntigliose particolarit? . Dello stesso autore esiste un importante trattato di veterinaria LA MASCALCIA- Stamperia Reale di Torino 1774. Questa edizione che presentiamo è estremamente rara essendo presente in pochissime biblioteche italiane.

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        Sammlung der prächtigen Edelgesteinen womit der Kasten der dreyen heiligen weisen Königen in der hohen Erz-Domkirche zu Köln ausgezieret ist, nach ihrem ächten Abdrucke in Kupfer gestochen. Nebst einer vorläufigen geschichtmässigen Einleitung.

      Bonn, gedruckt in der kurfürstl. Hofbuchdruckerey, 1781. 4to (280 x 220mm). pp. 37, with an engraved pictorial title and 12 (4 folded) engraved plates. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Of the author Johann Philipp Neri Maria Vogel only the initials are mentioned on the title. Sinkankas has not seen the present German edition, but quotes a French edition published in the same year with the same plates. 'The rather crude engravings are after impressions of the engraved gems used to decorate the riliquary of the Three Kings (Magi) in the Cologne Cathedral. The plates include a ground plan, front view, interior of the cathedral, and only the last four plates depict the 226 engraved gems in natural size. Vinet 1637 gives 'pet in- 4... très rare"(Sinkankas 6908).//Old stamp on lower margin of title.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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