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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.

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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.

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        Panax quinquefilium. Linn. Ginseng ou Ninsin des Boutiques

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1781.. Pl. XLVII. Size: 320 x 205 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.

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        Species Insectorum exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin adjectis observationibus, descriptionibus.

      Hamburgi et Kiloni, Imp. C .E. Bohnii, 1781. 2 volumes. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. viii, 552; pp. 517. Contemporary marbled boards, spines with black gilt lettered label. "Following the appearance of the 'Systema Entomologiae...' Fabricius returned again to Europe and a professorship at the University of Kiel, taking his collections with him. Early in 1776 he wrote Banks asking if Sparrman had brought back any new insects, hoping that he might have the opportunity to see them. Forster had of course given his insects to Solander, who distributed them to Banks, the British Museum and other collectors.It was not until the summer of 1780 that the industrious Fabricius had once more the opportunity of visiting London and seeing the specimens, but few were from New Zealand. Again, a publication was forthcomming: the 'Species Insectorum...' (1781), which included eight New Zealand species some of which might have been collected by the Forsters, but at least one having been left over from the first voyage" (J. Andrews. The Southern Ark pp. 40-41). Musgrave in his 'Bibliography of Australian entomology' lists a number of new species from New Holland. Our copy contains the mostly missing 'Appendix' and 'Index Generum', pp. 495-517. The pages have been loosely inserted. Second volume with small marginal worming at the lower margin of the first few leaves.//Provenance: Bookplate of F.C.J. Fischer and signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-cover.//Horn-Schenkling 6200.

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        Document handwritten and signed by General James Murray (1719-1794)

      Fort St. Philips [Minorca]: Manuscript, 1781. One page warrant receipt signed by General James Murray and written in his hand, Governor of Minorca; dated December 10, 1781 reimbursement of half year contingencies fund. Measures 7-1/4" (width) x 8.75" (height). Docketing (old file reference writing) on reverse. Portion of lengthy watermark along edge of page. British General; joined the army in 1740, serving in the West Indies and Europe; went to Canada as an army officer in 1757, prominent at the siege of Louisburg (1758) and in crucial battle on the Plains of Abraham; Given command of Quebec and withstood the efforts of the French; made military governor of Quebec; after the Treaty of Paris (1763) became (1764) the first civil governor of Canada (called the Province of Quebec); His efforts to protect the French Canadians prepared the way for the Quebec Act (1774). English history.. Signed. First edition. Unbound. Very good condition.

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        Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the immediate past President of the United States in Congress Assembled congratulates the French Foreign Minister on <I>?the Important Glorious success of our Combined Forces on the compleat capture of Ld Cornwallis and all his Army?</I> ? three weeks earlier, Lord Cornwallis had surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown effectively ending the Revolutionary War

      Historic Draft Autograph Letter (unsigned), 1.5 pages, 8? x 13.25?. Norwich [Connecticut], November 7, 1781. Docketed by Huntington ?Copy of letter to/the Minister of France/Novr 7th 1781.? With corrections and additions; words crossed out are in brackets. In full, ?I cannot deny myself the pleasure of Congratulating you on the Important Glorious Success of our Combined Forces in the compleat Capture of Ld Cornwallis and all his Army. [I am truly charmed with] The conduct of Count de Grasse so far as [it] hath come to my knowledge charms me; his drupping the British fleet sufficient to [Convince] teach them [they might not & could] to keep at due distance & not [until the Cheasapeake or] again attempt to Interrupt the siege, & at the same time not Suffering himself to be too far diverted from his first main object, Evinces that he possesd Tallents accomplishments equal to his Station worthy of so Important Command in the Navy. May our Successes this Campaign be in proporti

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        Lettres edifiantes et curieuses, ecrites des missions etrangeres. Nouvelle edition. Memoires d'Amerique. Tome Septieme.

      Paris: J. G. Merigot, 1781. - Volume 7 only [of 26]. 12mo., (6 ¾ x 4 inches). (A bit toned and occasionally spotted throughout). Fine folding engraved map "Passage par terre a la Californie" (edges browned). Contemporary tan sheep, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt lettered with the general title in one, volume title in manuscript on a paper label in another (worn with minor loss to the extremities). Provenance: Dorothy Sloan, 12/11/2009, lot 323. Contemporary pen trials to front free endpaper; early ink library stamps to title page. Second and preferred edition, first published in 34 parts between 1702 and 1776. WITH "KINO'S REVOLUTIONARY MAP" (Burrus). The seventh volume (as here) of this series is one of four that deal with the Americas, and contains the immensely important map of California by Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711). The map is misbound here, as it usually appears in volume 8. A Jesuit priest from what is now northern Italy, Kino set out to determine whether California was an island (as was widely thought at the time) or a peninsula. He looked at this question from a pragmatic, rather than academic, point of view, and figured it could be solved once and for all by scientific exploration. As Dorothy Sloan notes, the main impetus for Kino's curiosity was financial. The cost of transporting cattle and grain across the Gulf of California from the mainland to the Loreto mission threatened to bankrupt them. Kino knew that a land passage would greatly reduce transportation costs, and by 1698 he had discovered one. He sent his 1701 manuscript map and treatise to Spain to the Jesuit scholar, scientist, and writer, Bartolomé Alcázar. Alcázar re-drew Kino's original map and submitted it to Charles Inselin, renowned French engraver of the finest maps of his time (see Le Gear, United States Atlases V, p. 559 & Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, revised edition, Vol. II, p. 410). The Jesuits first published the map in 1705, and the map appeared in print repeatedly in Europe for decades. Kino believed his evidence was sufficient to prove beyond doubt that California was a peninsula, yet the "California as an Island" myth persisted until the next century. It is hard to overstate the importance of this map. Burrus gives six major reasons for its significance: "First, it records his rediscovery (after three-quarters of a century primacy of the insular theory of California) of the true configuration of the peninsula. Secondly, this fact is established by an eyewitness. Thirdly, the land passage is at a relatively short distance from the missions and towns already founded in northwestern Mexico. Fourthly, the location of the Colorado and Gila Rivers, their confluence, their course and several of their tributaries, are established with a precision hitherto unknown. Fifthly, the recently founded Jesuit missions in Lower California are recorded cartographically for the first time. This had particular importance in view of Píccolo's 1702 printed report of the Jesuit enterprise in Lower California; inasmuch as he did not include a map of his own, editors, on reprinting his account, regularly reproduced Kino's 1701 map to accompany it. Lastly, Kino's revolutionary map was given exceptionally wide publicity in the most popular publications at the time and also in the most scientific reviews and books. Europe's most outstanding map-makers took notice of it. At first they merely mentioned the rediscovery of the peninsularity of California, often underscoring the fact that it had been made by an eyewitness; gradually the geographic reality was recognized by more and more cartographers, geographers, and historians. The insular theory had been put on trial and before a century had passed would be condemned to prudent silence if not death" (Burrus, p. 50). Additionally, Wheat notes that "Kino's map exerted a great influence on contemporary cartography, especially after the French mapmaker, Guillaume Delisle, adopted the redoubtable missionary's thes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monody on Major Andrè. By Miss Seward. (Author of the Elegy on Capt. Cook.) To Which Are Added Letters Addressed to Her by Major Andrè, in the Year 1769

      Lichfield: Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author , 1781. Second edition (same year as the first). Small 4to. vi, 47, [1] pp. Later marbled wrappers. Fine. Adams 81-65b; Sabin 79478 . In the Fall of 1780 the young and dashing British officer, John Andrè, was arrested in civilian clothes, with a false passport, bearing reports from Benedict Arnold to General Henry Clinton on the vulnerabilities of the fort at West Point. His execution as a spy prompted great sympathy on both sides of the Atlantic. In the household of Anna Seward, the 'swan of Lichfield", where there was a close personal attachment to Andrè, a keenly felt outrage was directed at the bloodthirsty George Washington in this poem which has been reprinted innumerable times: "Remorseless Washington! the day shall come "Of deep repentance for this barb'rous doom!" For this second setting of Seward's poem, the errata were corrected, and Hayley's laudatory poem, "To Miss Seward, Impromptu," was been added at pp. v-vi. This copy is signed in ink by the Seward ("Anna Seward") at the end of the poem, on p. 28

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        VANDERLANSCH A-B BOEK voor de Nederlandsche Jeugd

      Amsterdam: William Holtrop, 1781. - A Dutch &#147;Golden Age&#148; ABC (ABC) VANDERLANSCH A-B BOEK voor de Nederlandsche Jeugd [by] J H Swildens. Amsterdam: William Holtrop, 1781. Engraved title-page, 27 half-page illustrations forming a pictorial alphabet + 5 full-page designs (alpabets, numerals, planets, &c), all beautifully copper-engraved. Tall 12mo, [xxxiii] 59pp + [1] colophon; original gilt-decorated green paper boards (rubbed, spine worn, front inner hinge strengthened). Housed in a cloth folding box. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author &#147;Amplissimo Viro Sik-kema / Senatori Groningano / D.D. / Auctor J H Swildens&#148;. Among the handsomest of early pictorial alphabet books for children, illustrating scenes from Dutch history captioned in verse with prose commentary. Included is an 8-page prospectus listing the different versions available in various papers, sizes, and bindings. An exquisite copy. Provenance: Fraeylemaborg Castle Library (Groningen, Holland), dispersed at auction by J L Beijers in 1971 (catalogue prospectus laid in, with description now attached). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus, exemplified by various specimens of English Insects drawn from nature./ Les Genres des Insectes de Linné; constatés par divers échantillons d'Insects d'Angleterre copiés d'après nature.

      Londres, J.Dixwell ..., 1781. 4to (265 x 215mm). pp. (4), xvii, (3), 371, (20), with 1 engraved hand-coloured frontispiece, 20 (1 folded) finely handcoloured engraved plates and 2 plain folded plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt border. A fine copy with many of the plates hightened with gum arabic. The English and French text is printed in double columns. James Barbut (fl. 1776-1799) was a British naturalist and painter. He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The original drawings for the above work were purchased by the Natural History Museum in London in 2000. The delicately handcoloured plates depict 299 insects. This attractive work is very similar to Harris' 'Exposition of English Insects', first published in the previous year. No details of the life and circumstances of James Barbut appear to have been recorded.//Nissen ZBI, 220.

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        Real Provision Executoria De Infanzonia, Ganada En Propiedad, Por Don Antonio Abellana y Ribas, y Sus Hijos Don Joseph Antonio, Don Mariano, y Doña Rita Abellana y Mata, Vecinos, Ty Residentes En El Lugar De Huerrios.

      Viuda De Francisco Moreno, Zaragoza 1781 - Portada grabada con escudo real - una lámina con escudo de armas dibujado e iluminado a mano - 1 hoja de guarda - 13 hojas en pergamino impresas por ambas caras. Firmas autógrafas en la última página. En el reverso notificación manuscrita y firmada por José Blas Serna. Size: Gran Folio (31,5 x 22 Cm.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlungen von den Nerven und ihren Krankheiten. 4 Bde.

      . Winterthur & Leipzig, Steiner, 1781-1783, 8°, ca. 2700 pp., Pappbände der Zeit; frisches Exemplar.. Erstes Handbuch der Neurologie ! - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der frühesten, ganz der Neuropsychiatrie gewidmeten Abhandlung. Samuel Auguste Andre David Tissot (1728-1797), der berühmte Lausanner Arzt und führende Praktiker Europas, hatte das Manuskript zu diesem Handbuch bereits 1768 zusammengestellt. Aber erst 1778 bis 1783 wurde es in französischer Sprache veröffentlicht. - In einer klaren Sprache, die das Werk noch heute lesenswert macht, unterscheidet Tissot entschieden zwischen den eigentlichen Nervenkrankheiten und anderen Erkrankungen. Ausführliche Literaturhinweise, auch zu heute meist vergessenen Autoren, bereichern das Werk. Seine berühmte Monographie über die "fallende Sucht", eine der profundesten frühen Abhandlungen über die Epilepsie, ist im Band 4 unserer Reihe abgedruckt. - Tissot behandelt auch in großer Breite die Beziehungen zwischen vollständiger sexueller Enthaltsamkeit und psychopatholog. Zuständen. Er berührt dabei auch Probleme des Unbewussten und der Unterdrückung. Mit Recht kann man daher Tissot als "Freudian before Freud" (Harms) bezeichnen. - Tissot, one of the most celebrated physicians of his time, was the eighteenth-century advocate of the importance of temperament in mental disease. He wrote probably one of the first monographs devoted exclusively to the nervous system. Tissot discussed in great detail the problem of the relationship between complete sexual continence and psychopathology. Here he also presented a rudimentary concept of the unconscious or subconscious, and he touches an area that brings to mind Freud's theory of suppression. - Classical Works in Neurology, 51; Harms, Origins of Modern Psychiatry, 70-74; Bucher, Tissot u. sein Traite des Nerfs; Hirsch V, p.594f.; Olivier, Medecine et Sante II, p.1060ff.; Bayle & Thillay II, pp.532-34.

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        Geschichte der Fische welche derselben äussere und innere Beschaffenheit und in Klassen und Ordnungen abgetheilte Gattungen enthält... aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von Karl Freyhern von Meidinger.

      Wien, J. Gerold, 1781. 8vo (207 x 135mm). pp. (24), 312, (22), with 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary boards. Antoine Gouan (1733-1821) was a famous French naturalist. He became the doyen of Linnaean taxonomy in France and was the first to introduce binary nomenclature in the country. Gouan was primarily a botanist. He however published one important work on fishes of which the first edition with text both in Latin and French was published in 1770. The present German edition is rare and was translated by Meidinger, a famous ichthyologist. "The modifications introduced into the class by Linné in the tenth edition of the Systema naturae are adapted. The genera were quite well described, and three new ones still retained in the system (Lepadogaster, Lepidopus, and Trachypterus) were established" (Gill, T.N., Smith. Miscell. Collect., 1872).//Dean I, p. 495.

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        Abhandlungen über die Nerven und ihre Krankheiten. 3 Bände.

      . In: Sämmtliche zur Arzneykunst gehörige Schriften .., 3. bis 5.Teil. - Leipzig, Friedrich Gotthold Jacobäer & Sohn, 1781-1782, 8°, VI, (3), 647, (3); (6), 757, (3); (8), 827, (2) pp., drei Pappbände der Zeit; frisches Exemplar.. FRÜHES NEUROPSYCHIATRISCHES HANDBUCH - Vollständig "Abhandlungen von den Nerven und deren Krankheiten" in einer seltene Teilserie der "Sämmtliche zur Artzneykunst gehörige Schriften. - S.A. Tissot (1728-1797) der berühmte Genfer Arzt und führender Praktiker Europas, hatte das Manuskript zu diesem Handbuch bereits 1768 zusammengestellt. Aber erst 1778 bis 1783 wurde es in französischer Sprache veröffentlicht. - In einer klaren Sprache, die das Werk noch heute lesenswert macht, unterscheidet Tissot entschieden zwischen den eigentlichen Nervenkrankheiten und anderen Erkrankungen. Ausführliche Literaturhinweise, auch zu heute meist vergessenen Autoren bereichern das Werk. Seine berühmte Monographie über die "fallende Sucht", eine der profundesten frühen Abhandlungen über die Epilepsie ist hier auch enthalten. - Tissot abhandelt auch in großer Breite die Beziehungen zwischen sexueller Enthaltsamkeit und psychologischen Zuständen. Er berührt dabei auch die Probleme des Unbewußten der Unterdrückung. Mit Recht kann man daher Tissot "Freudian before Freud" (Harms) bezeichnen. - Tissot, one of the most celebrated physicians of his time, was the eighteenth-century advocate of the importance of temperament in mental disease. He wrote probably one of the first monographs devoted exclusively to the nervous system. Tissot discussed in great detail the problem of the relationship between complete sexual continence and psychopathology. Here he also presented a rudimentary concept of the unconscious or subconscious, and he touches an area that brings to mind Freud's theory of suppression. - - Classical Works in Neurology, 51; Harms, Origins of Modern Psychiatry, 70-74; Bucher, Tissot u. sein Traite des Nerfs; Hirsch V, p.594f.; Olivier, Medecine et Sante II, p.1060ff.; Bayle & Thillay II, pp.532-34.

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        Neues systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet fortgesetzet durch Johann Hieronymus Chemnitz: Fünfter Band.

      Nürnberg, G.N. Raspe, 1781. 4to (290 x 225mm). pp. (24), 324, with an engraved title vignette, some engravings in the text and 34 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spine with red and green label. The 5th volume of this large and rare iconography on shells is of particular interest as it describes and portrays many shells from New Zealand and some from Australia collected during Cook's voyages into the Pacific. In the preface Chemnitz states: "... viele dem Kenner wichtiger Conchyliologische Nachrichten aufgetrieben, auf jeder Kupferplatte einige ganz neue, äusserst seltene, auch vorzügliche Südländische, bey den Cookischen Seereisen, zuerst entdeckte Gattungen geliefert"./Below we give the pages where these shells are described (as well as portrayed). Vol. V: pp. 26, 27, 28, 36, 42, 47, 97, 100, 163, 166, 187, 207, 213, 215, 229, 230, 272, 285, 296, 321. /For example page 36 of volume V describes 'Der Cookskräusel von Cooks Meeresenge bey Neu-Seeland'; page 97 describes 'Der genabelte grünliche Perlenkräusel von Neuseeland; page 166 describes 'Das Bretspiel... diese Schnecken sind nach meinem Verzeichniss von Diemensland'; page 207 describes 'Die rötliche geperlte Neuseeländische Mondschnecke'; page 213 describes 'Die Schmaragdschnecke von Neuseeland ... Dass ich so glücklich gewesen vom Herrn. D. Solander eigener dieser Schönheiten durch die Fürsprache eines Freundes zu erobern'; page 229 describes 'Die schwarze weissgefiederte Mondschnecke von Neuseeland'; page 230 describes 'Die ungenablte kleine Elsterschnecke von Neuseeland'./Many of the shells come from the cabinet of Lorenz Spengler of Copenhagen (ex Museo Spengleriano). His cabinet contained many Cook related items and Spengler was a regular customer of Humprey, 'who wrote to Spengler on 15 October, 1775, apologizing for the delay in sending him shells and explaining that he needed to be on hand to take care of transactions on the return of the 'Resolution" (Andrews, The Southern Ark p. 48). /"Friederich Wilhelm Martini, a Hamburg physician, conceived the idea of publishing the first large-scale encyclopaedia of shells illustrated with hand-coloured plates. His ambition was to describe and portray every kind of shell known, an ambition virtually impossible to fulfil, as others have discovered since. No sooner was the third volume of the 'Neues Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet' in print that its author died, in 1778. Publication was continued by Johann Hieronymus Chemnitz, a Danish clergyman who, between 1779 and 1795, added a further eight volumes" (Dance, Shells p. 24). / ///Nissen ZBI, 2722; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) III, 1252.

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        Précis Historique et Expérimental des Phénomènes Électriques, depuis l'origine de cette découverte jusqua'a jour.

      - A Paris, Rue et Hôtel Serpente, 1781, 8°, XVI, 752, (2) pp., 9 gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln, feiner Kalbsledereinband, 5 Bünden, mit reichlicher Rückenvergoldung; auf den ersten Seiten leichter Wasserrand; feines Exemplar. FIRST EDITION - mottled calf, back richly. - "Work of merit in which the phenomena and laws of electricity and magnetism are discussed at length; electric and magnetic phenomena compared; application to the cure of disease; historical development." - "Including a copious account of atmospherical electricity and lightning conductors, with original investigations by the author himself. He claims in the above work to have been the first to use glass plates with electrical machines in 1756, and describes an improved Leyden Jar constructed by him for measuring electricity." - "While preparing for his medical degree, Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810) attended the famous course of public lectures given by Abbé Nollet, who aroused in him such a lively interest in experimental science that Sigaud became first a tutor in philosophy and mathematics and then a demonstrator in experimental science at the Collége Louis-le-Grand. In 1760 he succeeded the Abbé Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand. In 1770 Sigaud became a professor of surgery at the school of Saint-Côme. In 1872 he returned to Bourges, where, after four years, he obtained a chair in physics at the local collége." D.S.B. - Wheeler Gift Cat. 505; Ronalds, p.475. Gartrell 491. Ekelöf Cat. 496. Bakken, p.107; DSB XII, pp.427-428; Ekelöf 497; Mottelay, p. 280; Poggendorff II, p.927 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MANUALE DI VARJ ORNAMENTI TRATTI DALLE FABBRICHE, E FRAMMENTI ANTICHI PER USO,

      Rome 1781 - E COMMODO DE DITTORI, SCULTORI, ARCHITETTI, SCARPELLINI, STRUCCATORI INTAGLIATORI DI PIETRE E LEGNI ARGENTIERE, GIOGELLIERI, RICAMAORI EBANISTI &C. Two volumes in one, each with separate title page and each with 50 engraved plates of rosette-style ornaments. 100 plates altogether + vignette on title page of Book Two.This is Antonini's classic work on the carved rosettes that decorate the buildings and monuments of Ancient Rome. These engravings occasionally surface at auction either singly or in small lots. This volume is a treasure trove of 100 of these engravings. Corner waterstaining on some pages, mostly faint but more pronounced on first title page and following two pages which are text. Old worn boards. Worn but readable spine label. 9x13", 5x7 image area on plates. Old ownership signature of John Hughes 1816 at top corner of title page, and another, Clara Dirlam, 202 E. Houston St. at bottom of title page. Also a signature at bottom margin of one plate but not interfering with engraving. This volume is the rare and virtually unobtainable original, not a digital reprint or a later abbreviated edition with half as many plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Indigofera disperma. Linn. L'Indigo despermique. Pl. LXII

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1781. - Size: 320 x 210 mm. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Original colour. 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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        Abriss des in Berlin den 28. July 1781 früh um 3 Uhr in sich eingestürzten, noch nicht völlig fertig gewesenen Thurms an der so gena(n)nten Neuen Kirche auf dem Gensd'Armes Markt, wodurch aber keine Mensche, noch sonst Schade zugefuget worden. - Modul du Renversement ...

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. Riedel b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, 1781, 25,5 x 37,5. Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Bd. 2 Guckkkastenblätter, Fietta 4. - Interessantes Zeitdokument. Es zeigt den in sich zusammengestürzten Turm des "Deutschen Doms". Gontard erhielt von Friedrich dem Großen den Auftrag neben den beiden kleinen Kirchen auf dem Gendarmenmarkt zwei Kuppeltürme zu bauen, deren Statik er aber falsch berechnete. Auch der Turm der franz. Kirche mußte verstärkt werden. Baubeginn war 1780, vollendet waren die Türme 1785.

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        The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism

      Bloomsbury Academic. Hardcover. New. Hardcover. 608 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.2in. x 1.8in.Jeremy Bentham coined the term utilitarian in 1781, but the idea of utility as a value, goal or principle in political, moral or economic life has a long and rich history. The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism captures the complex developmental history and the multi-faceted character of utilitarianism in its various contexts and forms more completely than any previous source. Studies of utilitarianism hitherto have been notably compartmentalised, focusing on utilitarian ethics, or the socio-political utilitarianism epitomized in Benthamism, or the genesis of Austrian jurisprudence, but never making these various aspects available for comparative study within a single work. The Encyclopedia includes entries on the authors and texts that are recognised as having built the tradition of utilitarian thinking, as well as on the issues and critics that have arisen at every stage of the development of that tradition. Academics and researchers in search of fresh juxtapositions of issues and arguments will welcome this unique reference work. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA.

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        Antica pianta dell'inclita citta di Venezia delineata circa la meta del 12. secolo, ed ora per la pri\ma volta pubblicata, ed illustrata. Dissertazione topografico-storico-critica di Tommaso Temanza architetto, ed ingegnere della serenissima repubblica di Venezia Socio onorario delle due Reali Accademie di Parigi, e di Tolosa in Francia; ed in Italia della Clementina di Bologna, e della Olimpica di Vicenza.

      In Venezia : nella stamperia di Carlo Palese, 1781 - In-4 (27 cm) XII 95 (1) (1) c. (Folding antique map of Venice) View in the titlepage with motto: "Amat victoria curam". XIX - XX century binding. Very beautifull copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Philological Inquiries

      London: for C. Nourse,, 1781. In Three Parts. 2 volumes, octavo. Contemporary pale tan calf, smooth spines, red morocco labels, numbers and wave-rolls gilt, yellow edges. Engraved frontispiece in each volume. Spines lightly rubbed, else a fine copy. First edition of the last and posthumously-published work of the philosopher James Harris (1709&#150;1780), often known as Hermes Harris, nephew of the moral philosopher Anthony Ashley Cooper, third earl of Shaftesbury, and close friend of Henry Fielding. Harris&#39;s title does not imply philology in its modern sense as historical linguistics but the older and broader meaning of literary study and classical scholarship.

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        La Découverte de l?Amérique, Pour l?instruction & l?amusement des jeunes gens. 3t./Die Entdeckung von Amerika (1781).

      Geneve: G.J. Manget, [179-]. - Notka wydawnicza: Geneve: G.J. Manget, [179-].; Wymiar bloku: 17cm.; Naklad: 0; Uwagi: T.1 zawiera 2 rozkladane mapy w miedziorycie (Mapa Zatoki Meksykanskiej, uszkodzona, przedarcia w miejscu zlozenia); mapa Ameryki Poludniowej (w ladnym stanie). Kompletna pozycja. Rzadkie, pozycja przeznaczona dla mlodziezy, zachowalo sie niewiele egzemplarzy tej pozycji.J. H. Campe (29.06.1746 Deensen/Holzminden; 22.10.1818 Braunschweig) niemiecki pisarz, pedagog, jezykoznawca i wydawca.; Waga: 760g; Jezyk: francuski; Strony: T.1. XXIII, [1], 323s., [2]k. zloz. T.2. 309s., [2]k. zloz. T.3. 288s.; Kategorie tematyczne: geografia regiony i kraje geografia Ameryki Poludniowej geografia Ameryki Polnocnej geografia Ameryki Srodkowej, historia regiony i kraje historia Ameryki Poludniowej historia Ameryki Polnocnej historia Ameryki Srodkowej, literatura mlodziezowa, obcojezyczne francuski, okres wydania starodruki / , literature teen fiction books, foreign languages French, period of edition old prints / , Literatur Jugendliteratur, fremdsprachig französisch, Erscheinungsperioden Frühdruck, alter Druck; Oprawa nieznacznie uszkodzona z fragmentami naklejek na grzbietach, w karcie tytulowej wyciete nieaktualne znaki wlasnosciowe, bloki czyste, nieznaczne plamki. W t.1 karty uszkodzone, jedna luzem, karty luzne. Pozycja w dosc ladnym stanie. Jednolita oprawa z epoki skora ze zloceniami na grzbiecie z szyldzikiem.

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        Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte, Chemie, Anatomie, Medicin und Physik, aus den Schriften des Instituts der Künste und Wissenschaften zu Bologna. 2 in einem Band.,

      Brandenburg, J. W. u. J. S. Halle, 1781-82. - Erstausgabe. - Enth. neben der &#132;Geschichte des Instituts der Künste und Wissenschaften zu Bologna" zusammen 62 naturwissenschaftliche Abhandlungen wie &#132;Von einem besondern Sande bey Bologna", &#132;J. Puzzi von den größern Cikaden", &#132;J. J. Scheuchzer von dem Heimwehe", &#132;Reise von Bologna nach den Alpen di San Pellegrino", &#132;Von den Stacheln der Skorpionen", &#132;J. Scheuchzer von einer besondern Steinart in den Gegenden um Wien", &#132;Von den Wassern zu Poretta", &#132;J. A. Stancari von der harten Hirnhaut", &#132;P. P. Molinelli anatomische Versuche", &#132;Von dem Maltheser Schwamm", &#132;J. A. Stancari vom Mohnsafte", &#132;H. F. Albertini über einige Krankheiten des Herzens", &#132;Zanotti vom Schalle", &#132;J. B. Beccari von der innerlichen Bewegung der flüssigen Körper", &#132;Vianelli von einer leuchtenden Wurmart in der See", &#132;Trombelli von einer aus dem Baste des Pfriemenkrauts bereiteten Leinwand", &#132;Jos. Monti von zwo verschiednen Gummiarten", &#132;Menghini von der Gegenwart der Eisentheilchen im Blute", &#132;Fabri von einer menschlichen Mißgeburt", &#132;J. Veratti von dem Gebrauch der Elektricität bey Heilung der Krankheiten", &#132;V. Menghini von der Wirkung des Kamphers innerlich genommen" usw. - Einband fleckig u. an den Kanten berieben. Rückenschild mit Absplitterungen. Tlw. schwach gebräunt, sonst innen sauberes Exemplar. - Poggendorff I, 1435; vgl. Hirsch III, 681; nicht bei Wellcome u. Blake. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Mit wiederh. Holzschn.-Titelvignette, einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten im Text, einer mehrf. gefalt. Tabelle u. 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., XXIIII, 375 (1) S.; 4 Bll., XVI, 378 S., 1 Bl. (&#132;Verbesserungen"), Etw. späterer HLwd.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MONODY On MAJOR ANDRE. By Miss Seward. (Author of the Elegy on Capt. Cook.) To Which Are Added LETTERS ADDRESSED To HER By Major Andr&#143;, in the Year 1769.

      Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author., Lichfield: 1781 - Seward was a prominent woman of letters in her day, having, for example, the admiration of Wordsworth & Scott, and whose disapproval of Dr. Johnson is as well chronicled as her support of young writers of the era is, perhaps, under appreciated. This title, her second published, by the 'Swan of Lichfield' [as this poet is known] is a tribute to the suitor of her friend, Honoria Sneyd [stepmother to Maria Edgeworth]; said suitor having been executed, as a courier of information from Benedict Arnold to General Clinton, during the Revolutionary War by the Americans. The work's publication reportedly "brought her an apology from General Washington." Cf. Shattock. BRITISH WOMEN WRITERS, pp. 384-85. Uncommon title; last at auction in 1996. A VG+ copy, showing minor extremity wear & evidence of some inconsequential worming @ base of spine. Later tan half-calf with marbled paper boards. Gilt title lettering to spine. 4to: 1 A3 [A4 = 1?] B - G4. 10-1/2" x 8-1/4". The Second Edition (NCBEL II, 682; Sabin 79478). SIGNED by the Author on p. 28. [2], vi, 47, [1] pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado De Las Ocho Questiones Del Templo, Propuestas Por El Illmo Senor Duque Del Infantadgo, I Respoindidas Por El Doctor Vergara, Canonigo De Toledo [Extracted from Clarorum Hispanorum.]

      Atonium De Sancha, Matriti 1781 - In Spanish. Undated, but most likely to be an extracted portion of Clarorum Hispanorum, Opuscula Selecta et Rariora tum Latina, tum Hispana, Magna ex Parte Nunc Priumum in Lucem Edita. Ano de 1548 in old pencil writing on title page. Juan de Vergara was a Spanish Humanist who was tried and imprisoned for his views during the Inquisition. The title roughly translates to: Treaty of the Eight Proposed Questions of the Temple by Illmo Sir Duke of the Infantadgo. Original marbled softcover, 94 pages. Printed on watermarked paper, with the watermark mainly obscured by the binding, but which appears to be an orb with a cross on top with perhaps three intials below - very hard to make out. The text includes Questiones de Templo de Salomon, Tabla de lo Contenido en este Tratado, Carta del Doctor Juan de Vergara A Geronymo Zurita, and Respuesta de Geronymo Zurita. Covers badly worn and chipped, with some very faint dampstaining that does not extend past the first text page, many corner folds but no significant chips or tears, almost no foxing, one area of worming throughout the book that manages to stay almost exclusively between the lines of text, the worming being one tiny spot for the last half of the book, with elongated holes in one horizontal line further forward in the book. One page has some finger smudging. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        IMPORTANT MANUSCRIT XVIIIe de PHYSIQUE.

      1781 - Sans nom, sans lieu, daté à plusieurs reprises "1781". In-quarto (186 X 228) veau fauve raciné, triple encadrement de filet avec fer doré dans les angles, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés ornés aux petits fers, pièces de titres maroquin grenat et veau noir, coupes ornées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; (2) ff. blancs, 573 pages numérotées à l'encre noire, (4) pages de croquis géométriques, (1) f. blanc, (1) f. contrecollé sur feuillet blanc avec représentation recto-verso de deux croquis géométriques, (3) ff. blancs, (35) pages dont 22 pages de table détaillée, (4) ff. blancs. Restaurations à la reliure. Tampon encre violette sur le deuxième feuillet blanc, probablement datant du XXe siècle : « Ex-libris J. ERB / Toulouse ». IMPORTANT MANUSCRIT XVIIIe de PHYSIQUE divisé en deux grandes parties. La première, intitulée « PHYSIQUE GENÉRALE » (pages 1-151) est composée des chapitres suivants : « De Proprietalibus generalibus corporum [Des propriétés générales des corps] - De la Dynamique - Du Mouvement uniforme - De la Densité - Du Mouvement varié - De la Pesanteur - De l'équilibre entre les forces directement opposées - Du Choc des corps - Du Mouvement composé - Du Mouvement en ligne courbe - De la Statique - De l'hydrostatique - De l'aérostatique ». La seconde partie, intitulée « PHYSIQUE PARTICULIÈRE », contient les chapitres suivants : « De l'astronomie - De l'optique - De l'acoustique - De la chimie - De l'air - De l'eau - Du feu - De l'électricité - De l'aimant ». On trouve in fine, après une table détaillée des chapitres (22 pages), une « Dissertation Philosophique sur l'origine des fleuves et des fontaines » de 13 pages. Le manuscrit est rédigé en français, parfois agrémenté de passages ou citations en latin ; seules les pages 1 à 20, 190 à 212, 240 à 284, 287 à 325, et 337 à 342 sont rédigées en latin. La rédaction de ce MANUSCRIT, d'une FINE ÉCRITURE CURSIVE, très régulière et d'une GRANDE LISIBILITÉ, peut être attribuée à un érudit ou à un étudiant particulièrement brillant. Sans être novateur, le texte de ce manuscrit permet de fixer les connaissances de l'époque en sciences physiques à la fin de l'Ancien Régime ; on trouve cités au fil du texte les noms de Copernic, Galilée, Ptolémée, Réaumur, Pascal, Nollet, d'Alembert, Torricelli, La Lande, Képler, Huygens, Cassini, Maraldi, Bianchini, Newton, etc. De nombreux compte-rendus d'expériences et aspects pratiques illustrent la partie théorique. SÉDUISANT MANUSCRIT, relié à l'époque et conservé dans sa reliure d'origine. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Los eruditos a la violeta o curso completo de todas las ciencias, dividido en siete lecciones para los siete días de la semana con el suplemento de este, compuesto por Don Joseph Vázquez, y ocios de mi juventud o poesías líricas

      Isidoro hernández Pacheco, Madrid 1781 - Los Eruditos a la violeta, sátira contra la erudición superficial, constituyó en su época un resonante éxito. Esta edición, publicada en vida de su autor, está dirigida a "los que pretenden saber mucho, estudiando poco". El ejemplar que ofrecemos, con un exlibris de antiguo propietario, está bien conservado aunque evidencia el paso del tiempo. ATENCIÓN: El contra reembolso incrementa los gastos de envío en 5 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Printed for C. Dilly (et al). 1781. Third edition, second issue (with Index). 543, [21]pp. Frontispiece of Carver. Five plates (four colored, including the tobacco plate that is frequently missing), two partially colored folding maps. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled papercovered boards. A lovely, fine copy. Interesting early ink note that the book was purchased from the library of Dr. John Jeffries (the first aeronaut to pass from England to France by balloon) when the library was sold at Boston by J.L. Cunningham. An important American travel narrative, this is considered the best edition with an expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant. Text includes the first published mention of the word "Oregon." Howes C215; Sabin 11184. .

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        RAZÓN del juicio seguido en la Ciudad de Granada ante los Ilustrísimos señores D. Manuel Doz, Presidente de su Real Chancillería: D. Pedro Antonio Barroeta y Ángel, Arzobispo que fue de esta Diócesis; y D. Antonio Jorge Galbán, actual sucesor en la Mitra, todos del Consejo de Su Magestad. Contra varios falsificadores de escrituras públicas, monumentos sagrados, y profanos, caracteres, tradiciones, reliquias, y libros de supuesta antigüedad.

      - M., Joachin Ibarra, 1781, 30 x 21 cm., pergamino, 2 h. + 398 págs. con varios grabados intercalados. (Portada restaurada en el margen inferior, afectando al pie de imprenta en dos letras. Pleito sobre las famosas falsificaciones de antigüedades perpetradas en Granada a mediados del Siglo XVIII. El motivo de los falsificadores fue de hacer de Granada un segundo Roma; excavaciones en la Alcazaba en las faldas del Albaicín sacaron a la luz supuestas antigüedades romanas y árabes que son descritas en esta obra). ANDALUCÍA GRANADA

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        Maritime School on the Banks of the Thames, for the Education of the Sons of such Sea Officers, and others, as may be intended for the King&#39;s, the East India Company&#39;s, or the Merchants Service [caption title]

      [Chelsea, England?: no publisher. circa 1780s]. Small quarto pamphlet, approximately 6.75" x 3.5". 19, [1, blank] pp., A--B[4], C1--C[ 2]. Stitched, without wrappers, later (?) paper reinforcement strip to spine. First leaf slightly dust-soiled, very good. This pamphlet serves as a continuation of a proposal first made in1777 to establish at Chelsea a naval training school for young English boys. The school was the brainchild of English philanthropist andmerchant Jonas Hanway. The objectives of the school were to train young boys for the Royal Navy, and to ensure the children of fallenofficers who had died in serving their country could receive a naval education. The details of the institution and its benefits for King,country, and character are herein outlined. Pages 13--19 record a lengthy list of subscribers; many, quite obviously, with title, status, and notable standing.Not on ESTC, COPAC, or OCLC. A variant example, in seventeen pages, held by the National Maritime Museum in England, has a similar, but variant title, and suggests a date of 1781. We suspect NMM&#39;s example chronologically preceded this present example. Other Maritime School on the Banks of the Thames pamphlets are recorded, but not with this title&#39;s wording. Additionally, they often appear to post-date this present example which is apparently unrecorded. Of the other editions, not one mentions in the caption title that the school was intended for training individuals who would then serve with the East India Company. A curious anomaly? .

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        de numis habraeo samaritanis.

      Benedecti Monfort, Valencia 1781 - 8 h., 245, XXI, 12 págs., Con 12 láminas grabadas por Selma, Ballester, Brandi y Asensio, según dibujos de Ximeno y Esteve, pequeños grabados xilográficos entre texto, cabeceras e iniciales también grabadas. Texto en latín, con numerosas palabras en hebreo, árabe, samaritano y griego. Cortes dorados. Muy buen ejemplar, con una bella composición tipográfica, en papel verjurado. Size: 31 X 24 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Alle Volkeren; Behelzende de Beschryving der Vereenigde Nederlanden, En wel in 't byzonder van Overyssel. Met Printverbeeldingen versierd. 4 Volumes.

      Amsterdam, Leiden, Dordrecht en Harlingen; 1781 - -1803; By P. Schouten, J. de Groot, G. Warnars, S. en J. Luchtmans, A. en P. Blussé, en V. van der Plaats; engraved frontispiece, 1 folding map; and 9 folding engraved views of Deventer, Zwolle, Kampen, Swartsluis and Hasselt. (4), 494; (4), 533; (6), 470, (2); p. 471-p. 614, (2), 224 pp. Contemp. half calf.* Complete set. Top of 3 volumes slightly frayed / damaged. Joint of one binding partly split. Overall a nice set.

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        Verhandeling over de slangen en adders die in het Landschap Drenthe . [title also in French].

      Amsterdam: Erven Houtuin, 1781. - Quarto,372 pp.,uncoloured engraved half title, three handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary (publisher's?) boards and red calf spine with all edges uncut and coloured, a superb copy contained in a modern Solander box, rare. Dutch and French text in parallel column. Johannes van Lier (1726-1799) was a wealthy Dutch politician and tax collector from Drenthe who formed a fine collection of archaeological, mineral and animal specimens. He published on various subjects but his best remembered for his handsome monograph on the European Adder. BM(NH) p. 1113; Nissen 2509; Adler volume three, not in Wood. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A testament to the broad importance of the Hudson River during the American Revolution and worthy of further research

      Manuscript Account Book, 14 pp. filled in, 4to. Schenectady, July 20 to August 29, 1781, entitled an ?Account of Boards & Plank Recd from sundry Persons &c & Different Mills at Schenectady 1781." Simply string bound, first page loose, usual folds, light soiling.Notes deliverers of boards, planks, together with pitch and other materials. Suppliers included Jacob Fonda,?Col Jno. Renselears Mills,? Tobias Ten Eyck,?Shermerhorn Mills,? Jacob Quackenbush, Isaac Swift, and many others. The lumber was used for a variety of purposes including the construction of shipping for the Hudson River and for housing of Continental troops and cavalry.

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        Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire de la révolution operée dans la musique Par M. le Chevalier Gluck.

      Neapel / Paris, Bailly 1781. - 8vo. (3) lvs., 491 pp., (1) p. (blank). With Gluck's engraved portrait by St. Aubin. Contemporary half leather (worn, heavily rubbed), spine gilt. First edition. Rare. This collection of contemporary publications (letters, reviews, announcements, articles etc.) documents the disputes between "piccinists" and "gluckists". Authors are Gluck, Le Bailly, Rollet, l'Abbé Arnaud, La Harpe, Marmontel, Leblond, Condorcet and others. Front free endpaper with handwritten authors' list, a small library label and the repeated registration number. In places marginal annotations with pencil containing solvation of abbreviations of names, explications etc. First lvs. slightly damp-stained, the last ones water-marked, somewhat brown-stained. Otherwise clean. RISM BVI/1, 489; Hirsch I, 310; Wolffheim II, 963 ("selten und gesucht"); Eitner VI, 93. Not in BSB und CPM. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Printed for C. Dilly (et al). 1781. Third edition, second issue (with Index). 543, [21]pp. Frontispiece of Carver. Five plates (four colored, including the tobacco plate that is frequently missing), two partially colored folding maps. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled papercovered boards. A lovely, fine copy. Interesting early ink note that the book was purchased from the library of Dr. John Jeffries (the first aeronaut to pass from England to France by balloon) when the library was sold at Boston by J.L. Cunningham. An important American travel narrative, this is considered the best edition with an expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant. Text includes the first published mention of the word "Oregon." Howes C215; Sabin 11184. .

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        Ueber Jesuiten, Freymaurer und deutsche Rosencreutzer. Herausgegeben von Joseph Aloisius Maier, der Gesellschaft Jesu ehemaligen Mitgliede.

      Leipzig [d.i. Frankfurt], o. Vlg. [Brönner] 1781.. Kl.-8°. 128 S. Neuerer Pappband m. grünem Kleisterpapierbezug. Einbd. in gutem Zustand, Sign. v. alter Hd. auf Titel, ersten Ss. wasserrandig, Papier gebräunt.. Wolfstieg 6775; nicht bei Goedeke. Selten. Einer von drei in der Kollation abweichenden Drucken des Jahres 1781. Unter Pseudonym erschienenes Traktat des deutschen Schriftstellers Adolph Frhr. v. Knigge gegen die Rosenkreuzer. Enthält: 'Bemerkungen über die boshaften und gefährlichen Grundsätze der zerstöhrten Gesellschaft Jesu, aus ihrer Geschichte, ihren Sitten und andern sichern Quellen gezogen'. / 'Ein Brief über die Freymaurerey, von einem erfahrnen Mitgliede dieses Ordens an einen profanen Freund geschrieben'. / 'Zuverläßige Nachrichten über die Aechtheit der heutigen deutschen Rosencreutzer'. - Der deutsche Schriftsteller und Aufklärer Adolph Freiherr von Knigge (1752-1796) war eine zentrale Figur im Geheimbundwesen seiner Zeit. Als Gründer eines Freundschaftsordens, Mitglied mehrerer Freimaurerlogen und des radikalaufklärerischen Illuminatenordens war er an den wichtigen einschlägigen Bewegungen seiner Zeit beteiligt. K. wurde 1780 Illuminat und bekam vom Ordensgründer Adam Weishaupt den Auftrag, den Orden in Norddeutschland aufzubauen, wobei es dem rastlosen und geschickten Organisator gelang, rund 500 Mitglieder anzuwerben.

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        TRATADO DEL SOCORRO DE LOS POBRES

      - Tratado del socorro de los pobres compuesto en latín por el Doctor Traducido en castellano por el Dr. Juan de Gonzalo Nieto Ivarra.- Valencia, Benito Monfort, 1781; en 4º menor pergamino de época, anteportada, portada con pequeño retrato del autor grabado por Jorra, XXXIV - VI páginas de preliminares y 250 páginas. Palau nº 371641. Rara primera edición en castellano de este libro del humanista español, la edición príncipe de "De subventione pauperum" muy rara es de Brujas, Huberti de Crook, 1526. La traducción la hizo Nieto en 1526 aunque no se imprimió hasta esta edición que cuenta con un "Aviso al lector" de Gregorio Mayans. Bello ejemplar, impreso en grueso papel con amplios márgenes. Mancha antigua de agua en mitad superior de páginas preliminares.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        Monody on Major Andrè. By Miss Seward. (Author of the Elegy on Capt. Cook.) To Which Are Added Letters Addressed to Her by Major Andrè, in the Year 1769

      Lichfield: Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author , 1781 - In the Fall of 1780 the young and dashing British officer, John Andrè, was arrested in civilian clothes, with a false passport, bearing reports from Benedict Arnold to General Henry Clinton on the vulnerabilities of the fort at West Point. His execution as a spy prompted great sympathy on both sides of the Atlantic. In the household of Anna Seward, the 'swan of Lichfield", where there was a close personal attachment to Andrè, a keenly felt outrage was directed at the bloodthirsty George Washington in this poem which has been reprinted innumerable times: "Remorseless Washington! the day shall come "Of deep repentance for this barb'rous doom!" For this second setting of Seward's poem, the errata were corrected, and Hayley's laudatory poem, "To Miss Seward, Impromptu," was been added at pp. v-vi. This copy is signed in ink by the Seward ("Anna Seward") at the end of the poem, on p. 28 Second edition (same year as the first). Small 4to. vi, 47, [1] pp. Later marbled wrappers. Fine. Adams 81-65b; Sabin 79478 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Genealogical History of the Present Royal Families of Europe : the Stadtholders of the United States; and the Succession of the Popes . Illustrated with Tables of Descent / by Mark Noble

      London : Printed For R. Baldwin; And Sold By Pearson And Rollason, Birmingham 1781 - Physical desc. : [4], 252p. , plate, tables : 8vo. Subject: Europe - Kings and rulers - Genealogy - Early works to 1800. The verso of the prefatory leaf (A2) contains three lines of errata. ESTC citation no. : T136142. Notes: United States = United Provinces. Bookplate of Baroness & Countess Hastings, Hungerford. Contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards, very good. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-blocked label. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. 1 Kg. 252 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viages de Enrique Wanton a las tierras incognitas australes, y al pais de las monas: en donde se expresan las costumbres, carácter, ciencias, y policía de estos extraordinarios habitantes. Traducidos del idioma inglés al italiano y de este al español por D. Joaquín de Guzmán y Manrique, &c.

      se hallará toda la obra en Casa de Bernardo Alberá,, Madrid, 1781 - Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. xvi, 175 (1); (4) 223 (1); xix (1) 254; (4) 182, ix (3). Con antiporta figurata al primo volume e 12 tavole fuori testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli colorati. Rade e leggere bruniture ed un paio di fenditure esterne alle cerniere peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione della traduzione spagnola di questo classico della letteratura politica. Non comune, cfr. Palau 373957-8. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Antiquité d' Herculanum , Gravées Par F. A. David Avec Leurs Explications. Tome VIII. Les Plus Belles Peintures Antiques, et Les Marbres, Bronzes, Meubles, Etc. Trouvés Dans Les Excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa.

      Chez David , Graveur, Paris 1781 - 52pp. de texto a gran papel y 71 láminas en muy buen papel de hilo. Entre lámina y lámina hojas blancas de resguardo. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación, encuadernado en el siglo XX a media piel, lomera con tejuelo. Encuadernación firmada por Romeo. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Saxifraga Craffifolia. Linn. La Saxifrage de Siberie

      Paris: Chez l&#39;auteur,, 1781.. Pl. XXXII. Size: 320 x 205 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz&#39;s &#39;Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes&#39; in Pierre Buchoz&#39;s supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l&#39;Europe, & de tout l&#39;Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc&#39;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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