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        Saxifraga Craffifolia. Linn. La Saxifrage de Siberie

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1781.. Pl. XXXII. 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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        Critic, The

      London: Printed for T. Becket, Adelphi Strand, 1781. - Everybody Has An OpinionWith First English Translation of Rousseau's "Historically Important" OperaSHERIDAN, Richard. The Critic, Or a Tragedy Rehearsed. A Dramatic Piece in three acts as it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. London: Printed for T. Becket, Adelphi Strand, 1781. [Bound with] The Cunning-Man, A Musical Entertainment, in Two Acts. As it is Performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane. Originally written and Composed by Mr. J.J. Rousseau. Imitated, and adapted to his original Music, by Charles Burney. The Second Edition. London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1766.Fourth edition of The Critic, second edition of The Cunning-Man. Octavo. [10], 98; [8], 30, [1, adv.], [1, blank] pp. Engraved title page to The Critic. The Cunning-Man complete with the publisher's notice, dated Nov. 29, 1766, at the end advertising translated works by Rousseau.Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked to style. With the bookplate of J.S. Bentley to the front paste down endpaper, and that of Thomas Merriman to the front free endpaper. A very good copy.The Critic was first performed 30 October 1779; the first edition was issued in 1781, this, the fourth edition, was issued later in the same year. The Prologue is by Richard Fitzpatrick. Another huge success for the celebrated dramatist, The Critic is " an exuberant burlesque on the problems of producing a play. The work under rehearsal by its distraught producer is 'The Spanish Armada', a ludicrous parody of the modish tragic drama of the day The action of the main play continues with undiminished vivacity to the end" (OCEL). Playwright, producer, and theater manager and owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) made his reputation as a dramaturge in 1775 with The Rivals. Success followed success, celebrity ensued, and soon Sheridan bought out actor playwright, and impresario David Garrick's share in the Drury Lane Theatre and became its manager. The fabulous success of his School For Scandal gave him the wherewithal to become the sole proprietor of the Drury Lane Theatre in 1779. He was considered the true heir of Garrick, the most respected and celebrated theatrical personage of his age, and later became a MP.The Cunning-Man is Charles Burney's translation and adaptation of the libretto and songs to Rousseau's pastoral opera Le Devin du Village (The Village Soothsayer. 1752). "As with many French operas, Rousseau’s Le devin du village was first staged for the court, appearing at Fountainebleau on 18 October 1752. The work was then performed at the Paris Opéra on 1 March 1753. The historical importance of this short intermè is closely tied to its role in the famous Querelle de bouffons, a debate about the merits of French serious opera in comparison to Italian comic opera (especially Pergolesi’s La serva padrona). "Rousseau applied the principles of Italian buffo style to Le devin, showing a preference for simple melodies in his airs, and although the subject matter is typical of comic opera’s interest in paysannerie (see Grétry’s Le Huron), the use of recitative explains why Le devin appeared at the Opéra."Le devin’s popularity is evident in that it was parodied by the Comédie-Italienne and later arranged in English by Charles Burney. However, Rousseau’s outspoken nature caused problems for him at the Opéra when he wrote an indictment against French opera (titled Lettre sur la musique française) late in 1753. While Rousseau was no longer welcome at the Opéra, Le devin continued to be performed until the early nineteenth century. Berlioz famously criticized the work, though, and argued that Rameau’s music was far superior to Rousseau’s diminutive intermé" (University of North Texas Libraries). The opera became one of the most popular of its day and brought Rousseau both wealth and fame. "Dr. Charles Burney (1726-1814), organist, musical historian and minor composer was the friend of Garrick, Joshua Reynolds, Dr. Johnson, and many members

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        LAS OBRAS DE XENOFONTE ATENIENSE. La Cyripedia o historia de la vida y hechos de Cyro el Mayor. Historia de la entrada de Cyro el menor en el Asia, y de la retirada de los diez mil griegos que fueron con él.

      - 2 vols. Trasladadas de griego en castellano por el secretario Diego Gracian. Imprenta Real de la Gazeta. En Madrid. 1781. I.-XXXVIpp.+549pp.+1 mapa pleg. II.-XIIpp.+435pp.+2 mapas pleg. 26 x 20 cm. Enc. pasta española.

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        Histoire des Revolutions Republique Romain 2 volumes

      Chez Pierre Machuel, 1781-01-01. Leather Bound. Acceptable. Gutters cracked, but holding. Some wear to the spine coverings (see photos). Some tanning of the pages, and a couple of ownership signatures, to title page as well. Vol I lacks the first free flyleaf. Almost 7" tall. Vol 1: 434pp, Vol 2: 394. Scarce.

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        The Journey to Snowdon.

      Printed by Henry Hughes., London 1781 - The Journey to Snowdon together with corrections and additions to the first volume of the Welsh Tour. Quarto. Vignette title, iii, 197 pp. complete copy with the fine collection of engraved plates. SUPERB COLLECTIBLE COPY, BOUND FULL CONTEMPORARY CALF GILT. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité chimique de l?air et du feu. Avec une introduction de Torbern Bergmann. Ouvrage traduit de l?allemand par le Baron de Dietrich. Relié à la suite: Supplément au traité chimique de l?air et du feu de M. Scheele.

      1781-1785, Paris, 1781 - 268 + 214pages, 1 planche dépl., veau marbré de l?époque, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre, filets dorés, tranches jaspées. Très bel exemplaire.

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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...]

      Matriti: Atonium De Sancha. 1781. 8vo (20.5 cm x 14 cm). Segunda Impression. S Soft Cover. Fair. 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.

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        Collections for the History of Worcestershire. 2 volume set including supplement

      T. Payne and Son. J. Robson, B. White, Leigh and Sotherby etc 1781-1782 and 1799, London - xcii, 609pp;484pp; clxvii, + index; 104pp supplement. Folding map, titles with engraved vignette, dedications leaves, 13 facsimile leaves of Domesday book and 75 engraved plates and portraits and 26 pedigrees. Supplement published in 1799 by John White bound in with volume II. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed. Minor tear at fold of frontis fold out map. Plates clean and bright. Small tear to lower edge of title page of volume II. Aeg. Modern rebind [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine bust-length portrait engraving by Johann Ernst Mansfeld (1738-1796)

      Vienna [1781]. The composer is depicted within a circular border surrounded by musical instruments, musical manuscripts, drapery and Euterpe standing with a double flute. 149 x 97 mm. A fine impression of this authentic portrait.. "Commissioned by the Artaria Publishing House, engraved in Vienna not later than 1781 from a (lost?) painting sent by Haydn from Eszterhaza to Vienna..." Somfai p. 213. 2. Kinsky 731-1. Scarce.

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        Analyse des infiniment petits, pour l’intelligence des lignes courbes

      - A Paris, chez Alex. Jombert jeune, 1781. In/4 reliure en plein veau tacheté du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièce de titre rouge, 12 planches rempliées in-fine (11 numérotées de 1 à 11 et une A), xix ff. de préface et table, 234 p. Mors partiellement ouvert en coiffe supérieure, coiffes avec anciennes restaurations, usures aux coins. Ouvrage en bon état cependant. Cet ouvrage marque l’introduction en France du calcul différentiel et constitue le premier traité synthétique en la matière. L’ouvrage débute par une série de définitions et d’axiomes dont deux sont fondateurs du calcul différentiel : la distinction entre les infiniment petits d’ordre successif et la possibilité de considérer une courbe par une succession de droites infiniment petites. Les propositions qui en découlent traitent successivement du calcul des tangentes, des minima et maxima, et des notions de développée et de caustique. Guillaume de l’Hospital doit la majeure partie du contenu de ce traité au mathématicien et physicien suisse Jean Bernoulli (1667-1748) qui lui enseigna entre 1691 et 1692 le calcul différentiel élaboré et rendu public en 1684 par le philosophe allemand Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). 4to in full contemporary spotted calf, ribbed spine with gilt panels and red label, red edges, 12 folding plates, [19], 234 p. Upper joint partially split, ancient repairs on tips, corners rubbed but a very good copy. G. de l’Hospital’s analysies of the infinitesimal introdiuces in France the differential calculus and constitutes the first overall treatise on the subject. This work had an important circulation and aroused many comments. G. de l’Hospital owes the main part of this work to the Swiss physicien & mathematicien Jean Bernouli who tought him between 1691-1692 the differential calculus which had been published in 1684 by the German Philosopher Leibniz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tagebuch einer Entdeckungs-Reise nach der Südsee in den Jahren 1776 bis 1780 unter Anführung der Capitains Cook, Clerke, Gore und King.

      Berlin, Haude und Spener 1781;. EA; ca 21x13 cm; (16) 357 Seiten mit 1 gest. Frontispiz und 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte; Halbledereinband d. Zt. auf 5 echten Bünden mit etwas Rückenvergoldung (Einband an den Kanten stärker bestoßen, am oberen Kapital etwas eingerissen, Rückenschild mit Fehlstellen, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, in der Vorrede zwei Blätter mit kleiner Verklebung, dort etwas Buchstabenverlust, die Karte mit kleinem Randeinriß; sonst guter Zustand); EA;. Beschreibt Cook's dritte und letzte Reise, noch vor der offiziellen Buchveröffentlichung erschienen. Dem Buch dürfte das englische Original "Journal of Captain Cook's last Voyage" von 1781 zu Grunde liegen, die erste Veröffentlichung nach der Reise, über dessen Autor Forster auch durch zahlreiche Korrespondenzen nichts erfahren konnte (siehe Vorwort). Der Autor war wohl John Rickman, Cooks 2. Lieutenant, der die Aufzeichnungen von Johan Ledyard, James Cook, W. Ellis und E. Newbery verwendet hat.

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        Miscellanea Critica. Iterum Edita. Curavit, et Appendicem Adnotationis Addidit Thomas Burgess

      Oxford: D. Prince et J. Cooke, 1781. (EDWARDS OF HALIFAX-STYLE BINDING) 8vo. 529, [28] pp., + [2] pp. ads. Contemporary full vellum in neo-classical style; spine with eight bands of gilt rolls and floral pattern, Grecian urn and laurel tool in five compartments and title and tail compartments stained blue; covers with wide double-ruled frame in gold and blue; decorated with blue inked designs of two figures in a country setting on front and urn on rear cover, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; FORE-EDGE PAINTING, possibly modern, under gilt of two anglers beside a river, one with rod in hand, with a bridge and ruin visible in the background; near fine. ESTC 138706 . Fine neo-classical binding in the style, and contemporary with, the Edwards of Halifax, with a charming fore-edge fishing scene

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        Enumeratio insectorum Austriae indigenorum

      Augsburg, Klett et Franck 1781.. 8°. 12 Bll., 548 S., 2 Bll., 4 gefalt. Kupfertaf. Pbd. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Taf. wasserrrandig. vgl. de Backer/S. VII, 915, 6; Horn-Schenkling 19735 - Frühes, seltenes Werk des deutschen Jesuiten und Entomologen Franz von Paula Schrank (1747 - 1835). Nach Reisen in Brasilien versuchte er als Erster eine Auflistung von in Österreich vorkommenden Insekten zu erstellen.

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        Metrocedera Obliqua. Angl. La Metrocedere oblique

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1781.. Pl. CXXI. 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.

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      - Volumen primum (único publicado). LIV+630 pp. Seguido de: TRATADO DE LAS OCHO QUESTIONES DEL TEMPLO PROPUESTAS POR EL ILLMO. SEÑOR DUQUE DEL INFANTADGO I RESPONDIDAS POR EL DOCTOR VERGARA CANÓNIGO DE TOLEDO. 94 pp. Apud Antonium de Sancha. Matriti, 1781. El propósito de F. Cerdá fue reproducir obras raras y de poco cuerpo, algunas olvidadas y otras casi perdidas, pero su loable intento no paso de este tomo primero. Contiene: Hieronimy Ramiri de raptu innocentis martyris guardiensis libri VI - Ioannis Gelidae epistolae aliquot et carmina - Academica Petri Valentiae - Syntra Aloisiae Sygaeae Toletanae, aliaque eiusdem ac nonnullorum praeterea virorum ad eamdem epigrammata - Apologia Aristotelis adversus eos, qui aiunt sensisse animam cum corpore exstingui - Commentarius praeciparum rerum quae in Conciliis Toletanis continentur auctore Gasparo Cardillo Villalpandeo - Ejusdem epistolae et prefationes - Jo. Bapt. Cardonae de regia S. Laurentii Bibliotheca - Tratado de las ocho Questiones del Templo respondidas por el doctor Vergara - etc.Este autor figura en el Ensayo de Sempere y Guarinos, y publicó otras obras raras y estimables. PALAU, ref. 51641. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo 83

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        Tableau de Paris. 2 Tomes reliés en 1 volume.

      chez Vircheaux - chez Samuel Fauche, Hambourg - Neuchâtel, 1781 - XIV- 300 p., 2 ff., - 1ff., 269 pages, relié plein veau de l?époque, dos à faux-nerfs, pièce de titre cuir rouge, fleurons dorés, cuir par endroits frotté, coiffe supérieure endomagée, usures aux coins, déchirure à la dernière page sans perte de texte.Première édition publié à Neuchâtel.

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        LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS; With Critical Observations on Their Works.

      London for C. Bathurst, et al 1781 - 4 volumes. The First London edition, first authorized edition, first separate edition. Portrait of Johnson by Joshua Reynolds as frontispiece in the first volume. 8vo, contemporary tree calf with gilt fillet lines surrounding the covers, the spines with plain calf backs. vii, 480; iii, 471; iii, 462; iii, 505. A very good, handsome and honest copy, rehinged incorporating the original spine panels and without labels, the text block clean and sound throughout. FIRST LONDON EDITION, FIRST AUTHORIZED EDITION, FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of this masterwork of literature. It took Johnson four years to write these lives, and much of their charm lies in the anecdotes and reminiscences which the author was able to provide. He spent much time in the company of men of letters and his retentive memory preserved many of the facts and criticisms which fell from their lips. The work, Johnson's last great labor, was suggested by the Martins at Edinburgh. "The first conception of the booksellers was to begin with the works of Chaucer, but that project was too vast for them, and the first author in their edition was Cowley. The diminution of the scheme is not greatly to be regretted. The poets before Cowley were not so well know to Johnson, and he had no special information on their lives" (Courtney and Smith, p. 130). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

      London, Printed for C. Bathurst, J. al,, 1781. With Critical Observations on Their Works. 4 volumes, octavo. Full speckled tan calf, expertly rebacked, burgundy calf label to each spine, titles and decoration gilt, decorative border to boards gilt. Some wear to boards, now repaired, a hint of brown to leaves, otherwise very good. Previous owner's name in ink, a bookseller's stamp and the remains of a bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. First London edition which in fact was both the first authorized edition and the first separate edition. Originally published as prefaces to the long series of collected works of English poetry which Johnson had edited these essays were here collected and published in this format as a work in their own right.

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        Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their Works

      C. Bathurst, etc., London 1781 - First Authorized and Separate Edition. Contemporary mottled calf, expertly recased. A near fine copy of this classic work by Johnson with occasional foxing, but overall a very clean, tight and attractive set. Portrait frontispiece of Johnson in Volume One is in the state with the publisher's imprint (Freeman does not give priority to this point of issue). A celebrated work, intimate and containing recollections and characterizations of many poets with whom Johnson new personally and therefore remains a striking personal account of shared experiences.

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        Gaticanea, ou cruelissima guerra entre os caes, e os gatos, decidida em huma sanguinolenta batalha na grande praça da Real Villa de Mafra.

      Lisbon, Na Officina Patr. de Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1781. - Woodcut vignette on title page. Typographical headpiece on p. [i]. Woodcut headpieces at the beginning of each of the four cantos. Woodcut tailpieces at the ends of cantos II and III. (2 ll.), xi, 126 pp., (1 l. with directions to the binder for placing of the plates), 3 plates (2 folding). 2 works in 1 volume. 8°, contemporary mottled sheep (slight wear), flat spine with gilt fillets and crimson leather lettering piece, gilt letter, text-block edges sprinkled reddish-brown. Second folding plate neatly reinforced at inner margin without loss. In very good condition. Later ink signature of Augusto Cândido da Costa Lima [?] on title page. 2 works in 1 volume. ---- FIRST EDITION, variant with text on verso of the final leaf (some copies have this leaf blank), of this allegorical attack on the extravagances of the author's time, which appeared again in 1816 and 1828. The @Gaticanea, a verse description in four cantos of a mock epic battle in the Portuguese town of Mafra between cats and dogs (symbolizing women and men), is modeled on the @Batrachomyomachia (@Battle of Frogs and Mice) wrongly attributed to Homer.The first of the three interesting plates shows Fame crowning the victorious dog, whose collar reads "Maluco" ("insane person"). The folding plate facing p. 1 shows a dog and cat fighting in a kitchen, while a man and woman struggle to separate them; this plate is signed by [Manuel da Silva] Godinho (see Soares, @História da gravura artística em Portugal I, 317-9). The second folding plate shows the battle of a large number of cats and dogs in front of the Igreja e Mosteiro de Mafra, rendered in fine architectural detail. Mafra (also known as the Portuguese Escorial) was completed in 1730, and when this work was published, was an Augustinian house.The final leaf, blank on the recto and with directions for placement of the plates on the verso, is absent in most copies.---- Innocêncio III, 389-390 (giving incomplete collation); X, 283; XI, 294. Palha 1018. Not in Welsh or @Greenlee Catalogue. OCLC: 559487539 (British Library); 19911658 (New York Public Library, Yale University, Houghton Library, Thomas Fischer Rare Book Library-University of Toronto, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-Berkeley, Universiteit van Amsterdam-Centrale Bibliotheek); 248761991 (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz); 311739594 (Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig); 433300473 (Biblioteca Nacional de España); 457303972 (Bibliothèque Nationale de France). Porbase locates 2 copies, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Biblioteca Geral da Arte. Copac repeats British Library only.---- BOUND WITH: @FIGUEIREDO, Francisco de Paula. @Santarenaida, poema eroi-comico. Coimbra: Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1792. 8º, (2 ll.), 74 pp., (1 l.). Typographical vignette on title page. Typographical headpiece on p. 1. Fine condition.FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this poem in eight cantos of @versos hendecasyllabos soltos. It has the peculiarity of using an unconventional system of orthography, based on pronunciation, conforming in part to the theories of Verney expounded in the @Verdadeiro methodo de estudar more than forty years earlier.P. Francisco de Paula Figueiredo (Aveiro 1768-Porto 1803) was a secular priest with a Bachelor's degree in Canon Law from the University of Coimbra. After completing his studies ca. 1793, he established himself in Porto, where he became renowned for his sacred oratory. In addition to the present poem he was responsible for several brief poetical works and a volume of sermons. ° Innocêncio III, 23; IX, 356. OCLC: 5180063 (Harvard College Library, Houghton Library, Library of Congress, Thomas Fischer Rare Book Library-University of Toronto, Cleveland Public Library, University of Michigan, Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Washington University in St. Louis; it is unclear if some of these may be digi [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The military guide for young officers, containing a system of the art of war : parade, camp, field-duty, manoeuvres, standing and general orders, warrants, regulations, returns, tables, forms, extracts from military acts of parliament, for His Majesty's l

      London: J. Millan, 1781. Collation, iv+365pp, plus Military, History and Explanatory Dictionary, with 19 plans, 1 folding plate, and 4 folding maps.Bound in full calf,professionally rebacked, corners of boards rubbed with some wear loss on edges. Binding in very good solid condition, hinge joints very strong.Internally, contents holding firm, no loose pages, new endpapers, short close tear on folding plate, some occasional browning or spotting. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. A very nice clean well bound copy. Book measures 14x21cm. Weight 1.2kg. Internally this copy has 2 previous owners inscription, one the name of George Quayle possibly (was conspicuous in a variety of ways. In 1777, he entered the first regiment of Fencibles that was formed, ultimately becoming a captain. But, not satisfied with this, he raised a corps of yeomanry, which he commanded until it was disbanded at the Peace of Amiens in 1802) Manx Worthies.A48. Third Edition. Vey Good Plus. 8vo.

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        PRECIS HISTORIQUE Et EXPERIMENTAL Des PHENOMENES ELECTRIQUES, Depuis L'Origine de Cette Decouverte Jusqu'a ce Jour.

      Paris: 1781 - Illustrated with 9 folding copperplate engravings, depicting the divers pieces of electrical apparatus of the day (bound, at rear, out of sequence). Head- tailpieces. The author,while studying for his medical degree, attended a course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, the tenor of which so inspired Siguad's subsequent interest in, and investigations of, experimental science at the College Louis-le-Grand. In 1760, Siguad succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand, where, along with anatomy & physiology, he continued "those courses in experimental physics that had been taught by his famous predecessor." Siguad's "positive contributions to science were in the area of experimental technique. He is sometimes attributed with the invention of the glass insulator and the circular glass plate (to replace the glass globe) in electrical machines." This particular work written by him slanted more toward the "enlightened layman", rather than offering a rigorous technical treatise for his peers, nevertheless it does provide a significant historical summary on the subject of Electricity, as well as current thoughts of the 18th Century. [DSB]. Bit of splay to boards. Tips show some wear. Joints starting @ ends. Withal, a VG copy. Bound in a period full leather of speckled calf, with elaborate gilt decorated spine. Edges stained red. Marbled eps. 8vo: a8 A - 2Z8 3A4. 8" x 5". 1st edition (Ronalds Catalogue, p. 475). Mottelay records the publication of this work in 1785 (the implication being it's the title's first publication, though 1785 is the year of the 2nd edition). xvi, 742, [2] pp. Printed glosses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de planches pour la nouvelle édition du Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, avec leur explication. Tome second.

      Lausanne & Berne, Sociétés Typographiques, 1781. - Small 4to. Half title, title + 174 engraved plates, following the numbering on the plates (incl. fold./double-page). NO TEXT ("EXPLICATION") INCLUDED. Hardcover. Contemp. half calf with red title lable on gilt spine, marbled boards. VG. (Edges of binding sl. rubbed; front endpaper a bit creased). * Plate vol. 2 (of 3), incl. 34 plates on anatomy, 64 on architecture, 23 on chemistry, 36 on surgery, 17 on music. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Madrid. ]. 1781 - 48pp. Dbd. Faint spotting on the first leaf, else clean and bright. Very good. In a handsome cloth clamshell box, morocco label. An important document of the American Revolution in the South, with important ramifications for the history of Florida. In 1779, Spain joined France in aiding the Americans against the British in the Revolution; however, Spanish goals were mainly self-serving, and she particularly wished to regain Florida, lost to Britain in the Peace of 1763 which concluded the French and Indian War. With this in mind, the energetic Viceroy Bernardo de Galvez organized an expedition from Havana against the British base at Pensacola, the capital of the Province of West Florida (including the present Florida panhandle, southern Alabama and Mississippi, and Louisiana as far as the Mississippi River). The expedition set out in November 1780, but was scattered by storms and was launched again in February 1781. The Spanish secured Baton Rouge, Natchez, and Mobile before turning on Pensacola. Despite difficulty in coordination (the Spanish admiral was not under Galvez' direct command and at first refused to run the bar at Pensacola under the British guns), Galvez was able to land his forces and effect a siege, resulting in British capitulation on May 9, 1781. The loss was a major setback to the British in the South and insured that the Floridas were returned to the Spanish in the Peace of 1783. Spanish control of the Floridas was a thorn in the side of the United States until they were sold to the U.S. under the conditions of the Adams-Onìs Treaty of 1819. This account is Galvez' detailed report of the entire expedition, with the last part dated at Pensacola on May 12, 1781. Also included is the treaty of capitulation and a schedule of troops involved. Medina believed that this pamphlet was published first in Havana and later in Madrid. We recently compared two copies which we believe confirms this. While the same in pagination, and indeed with the same text per page, the line settings within each page vary considerably. One is crudely printed and looks like Spanish colonial printing; and the other, with a different type face, is much more elegantly printed. The present copy matches the latter description, which we believe to be the Madrid printing. The easy way to tell the two apart is the first (of many) different paragraph settings: on page three, the first paragraph at the top has five lines in the Havana edition and only four in the Madrid edition. Accompanied by a copy of Jose Porrua Turanzas' (editor) DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA 1781. (Madrid, 1959). SABIN 26475. PALAU 96980. MEDINA (HAVANA) 68 (ref). STREETER SALE 1191. HOWES P59.

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        Carta circular, o edicto, de el ilustrisimo, y reverendisimo señor D. Fr. Josef Antonio de S. Alberto, del Consejo de S.M. y Obispo de Cordova del Tucuman.

      Buenos Aires, en la Real Imprenta de los Niños Expositos, 1781. - Woodcut vignette on title-page. (1 l.), 102 pp. 4°, later vellum, old plain wrappers bound in. In very good condition. Early stamp "De Marin" on recto of front wrapper, preceded in manuscript by "Fue" and followed in manuscript by "hoy de Ma? // nuel Pedro de Peña". ---- FIRST EDITION, later issue, with "Exâctitud" on p. 2, line 19, and with "Clèrigos" and fàciles" on p. 4 line 18 and p. 6 line 6, respectively. One of the first books printed in Buenos Aires, and "with the oldest type that we can determine for the typography of Buenos Aires" (Leclerc). Medina knew of only 11 earlier Buenos Aires imprints, Furlong of 19. Dated in Córdoba de Tucumán on 25 April 1781, this edict establishes norms governing the selection of priests. San Alberto discusses ten regulations: notification of the archbishop of intent to become a priest; declaration of title; qualification for those aspiring towards a Patrimonia level; qualification for those aspiring to a Capelaria title; qualification for those wishing to be ordained as Tenientes Curas; inquiry into the candidate's background (e.g. his patrimony); examination preceding ordination; age; spiritual exercises; and what @regulares must practice while they are candidates for ordination. Furlong states: "Este Edicto o Carta Circular está datado en Córdoba de Tucumán a 25 de Abril de 1781 y tiene por objeto dar normas a los que pretenden el sacerdocio. Es documento bien escrito y muy bien pensado."Fr. José Antonio de San Alberto (1727-1804), born in the Aragonese town of Fresno, professed in the Carmelite convent in Zaragoza in 1744 and was named prior of the Convent of St. Theresa in 1766. He later became Procurador General of the Order in Madrid and acted as royal preacher and Examinador Sinodal for the Archbishop of Toledo. In 1778 he was appointed Bishop of Córdoba de Tucumán by King Charles III, and in 1786 became Bishop of La Plata. He was one of the outstanding prelates of the late colonial period in Latin America, known for his learning and for his charity to the poor.---- Medina, @Buenos Aires 12; about 325 copies printed. Furlong 20: 520 copies printed. Palau 289479. Leclerc 2610. NUC: CtY, RPJCB, ICN. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jus Ecclesiasticum Universum caeteraque scripta omnia decem tomis comprehensa. Opus nativae integritati summo studio restitutum, Episcopis, eorum Vicariis, & Officialibus Ecclesiasticis, ac Laicis Judicibus, Advocatis, Patronis, Parochis, Confessariis, tam Sac. Theologiae quam Jurisprudentiae Viris studiosis utilissimum, & apprime necessarium.

      Gatti., Venetiis. 1781 - 10 voll., in fol. m. perg. con piatti in cart. floreale, ogni vol. è di ca. 250 pp. Testate. Capilettere. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'ELOGE DE LA FOLIE composé en forme de déclamation

      1781 - reliure plein veau havane marbré in-douze (binding full calfskin duodecimo), or estompé sur les 5 nerfs du dos (gilt blurred on the 5 raised bands of the spine) - entre-nerfs à fleuron aux fers spéciaux (between the raised bands specials blocking stamps) - pièce de titre sur fond grenat avec filet or (garnet label of title with gilt line), petites taches d'encre sur les plats (small ink marks on the covers), roulettes sur les coupes - manque de dorure (fillets on the cuts - blurred gilding), toutes tranches rouges (all red edges), marque-page en tissue vert (bookmark in tissue), pages de garde peignées à motif "modèle plume de paon" (painting flyleaf - model plucks peacock), illustrations de Hans Holbein : frontispice - 73 gravures in texte - 1 gravure hors-texte - 6 planches repliées hors texte + orné de bandeaux - lettrines et de culs-de-lampe (frontispiece - 73 engravings in text - 1 full page engraving and 6 folding plates - and illuminated of headpieces and dropped initials and of tailpieces), claires cicatrices de mouillures en marge de tête en fin d'ouvrage (light scars of waterstains on the top margin and the end of book), XXIV+320 pages, 1781 à Amsterdam Chez François L'Honoré, "l'essai est rempli d'allusions classiques placées à la manière typique des humanistes instruits de la Renaissance. La folie est présentée comme une des déesses, fille de l'ivrognerie et de l'ignorance ; parmi ses compagnons fidèles on trouve Philautia (le narcissisme), Kolakia (la flatterie), Léthé (l'oubli), Misoponia (la paresse), Hedone (le plaisir), Anoia (l'étourderie), Tryphe (l'irréflexion), Komos (intempérance) et Eegretos Hypnos (le sommeil profond)". traduit par (translated by) Nicolas Gueudeville, avec les notes de (with the notes of ) Gérard Listre, le tout sur l'original de l'Académie de (from the original edition of the edition of) Basle (Bâle), avertissement sur cette nouvelle edition (warning on this new edition) - préface du traducteur (preface of the translator ) et preface de l'auteur adresée à (authors' preface to) Thomas Morus (More) son ami - nouvelle edition revue avec soin et mise dans un meilleur ordre (new edition re-examined carefully and setting in a better order) - bon état général malgré les petits défauts signalés (good condition in spite of the smalls defects indicated) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mechios River Near the Mills--A Sketch of Mechios Mills

      London 1781 - From The Atlantic Neptune. From The Atlantic Neptune .At the close of the French and Indian War, Des Barres, the most noted and skilled producer of coastal charts in late eighteenth-century England, was sent to America by the British Admiralty to survey the coasts of the Maritime Provinces. These provinces, so recently acquired from France, had never been adequately mapped, and using the most advanced hydrographic instruments available, Des Barres spent the next ten years constructing a series of charts of unparalleled accuracy and schematic beauty, of crucial importance for military maneuvers on the Northeast Coast. Ultimately the project was expanded to include the entire Atlantic and gulf coasts of North America. At the outset of the American Revolution, Des Barres was assigned the task of compiling his work -- and that of others surveying the coast and shorelines of North America -- into an atlas that would enable the British Navy and Merchant Marines to navigate safely in North American waters. Des Barres returned to England in 1774 and began to prepare his charts for publication. The collected charts appeared as the Atlantic Neptune, a magnificent work consisting of about 275 views, plans and charts, which is considered the first great marine atlas of the eastern seaboard, and by many the most splendid collection of charts ever published. Each volume was composed of charts selected for a particular purpose or mission and thus, no two sets are identical. Sheet size: 33 x 25". Inventory#: p178pmat.

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        Over de Physiognomie

      Johannes Allart, Amsterdam 1781 - 4º, 4 vols. (vol. 1: frontis con grabado, XVIII, 357 pág. con grabados; vol. 2: frontis grabado, VIII, 342 pág. ilustr. con grabados; vol. 3: frontis grabado, VI, 347 p. ilustr. con grabados; vol. 4: frontis grabado, 1 hoj., 435 p. ilustr. con grabados, (8) hoj.). Media piel época, puntas, nervios, tejuelo, florones. Buen papel. Edición original de la traducción holandesa de Johan W. van Haar de la obra del místico y teólogo suizo Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), cuya edición alemana apareció en 1778. Esta cuidada y hermosa impresión, en buen papel, sumamente adornada con innumerables ilustraciones en el texto, de gran calidad, y un gran número de excelentes láminas, notablemente impresas, muestra rostros diversos, a través de los cuales el autor desarrolla la frenología, o arte de conocer a las personas a través de su fisonomía, con el análisis de sus rasgos más característicos. Por ello, encontramos láminas y dibujos con rostros diversos y de personajes famosos (Homero, Diogenes, Sócrates, Erasmo de Rotterdam, etc.) Portadas con un sugerente grabado alegórico en los tres primeros volúmenes, que cambia en el vol. 4º, por un dibujo de fino trazo. Frenología. Psicología. Medicina. Phrenology. Psychology. Medicine.

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        Essai sur la Physiognomonie, destiné à faire connoître l’homme et à la faire aimer. Three volumes

      La Haye : Imprimé chez Jacques van Karnebesk, (1781), 1783, 1786.. 4to. (11.5 x 9.75 inches). Vol.I: x + 294 + 1 (errata). 14 numbered plates. Vol.II: viii + 404. 78 numbered plates (but lacks plate XIV). Vol.III: viii + 360. 53 numbered plates (but lacks plates III & IV). Engraved vignette to each title page (lined with linen to verso). Numerous engraved illusts to text. Library ink stamp to title page of volume I, with bookplate of library to front pastedown. Titles pages dust soiled. Some occasional spotting and soiling. Plates lined in linen to verso. Some professional repairs to tears. Twentieth century buckram, slightly soiled and discoloured. O/w very good copies. Oversize or very heavy books, requiring extra postage overseas. 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.

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      [Exeter. 1781].. Broadside, 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Some creasing. Small hole, with loss to two words. Very minor foxing. Contemporary ink inscription on verso: "March & April 1781 No. 2." Overall very good. New Hampshire broadside, announcing an important constitutional convention. In January 1776, New Hampshire became the first of the thirteen colonies to adopt a constitution and create an independent commonwealth government. The 1776 constitution, however, had not been submitted to the people, and it severely limited the ability of most New Hampshire citizens to participate in the selection of their representatives. The present broadside, implicitly noting this problem, calls for the different towns and districts of the state to choose delegates to convene for the drafting of a new constitution. Numerous conflicts and amendments caused the convention to last for over two years, and the constitution was rejected by the people of the state four times before it was finally approved and put into effect in June 1784. The constitution itself greatly expanded manhood suffrage in the state, included an extensive bill of rights, and is notable as one of the earliest documents establishing the republican form of government adopted by the Framers in Philadelphia in 1787. NAIP records three copies. EVANS 17250. WHITTEMORE 303.

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        Compendio critico della Storia Veneta Antica e Moderna di V F

      a spese dell'Autore,, Venezia, 1781 - Cm. 17, pp. viii, 207 (1). Legatura coeva in carta dipinta. Ex libris antico. Bell'esemplare, genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera stilata dall'intellettuale di origine fiorenzuolane Vincenzo Formaleoni, pensatore, romanziere e storiografo piuttosto vivace e scomodo. Quest'ultimo visse a Venezia dove fu correttore di bozze per lo Zatta, poi aprì una stamperia che rimase in attività dal 1781 al 1789. Gli anni seguenti lo videro in esilio a Parigi dove conobbe la prigione. Edizione originale ed unica, molto rara soprattutto nel presente, impeccabile stato di conservazione. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Orlando Furioso

      ondon [Leghorn]- Livorno Presso Gio. Tomo Masi e Comp., 1781 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AThis is a two volume set of this poem by Lodovico Ariosto, the first thus. %0D%0ATwo of original four volumes. %0D%0AThough the title pages give the publishing location as London, it is generally believed to have been an error with the publisher based in Leghorn. %0D%0ALudovico Arioso was an Italian poet best known as the author of this romance epic which described the adventures of Charlemagne, Orlando tand the Franks as they battle against the Saracens. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn full calf bindings. Externally, worn. Both volumes with bumping and rubbing. Loss to backstrip of both volumes. Volume I joints and hinges tender. Volume III remnants of amateur tape repair. Front hinge failed. Rear hinge and both joints tender. Internally, generally firmly bound aside from early pages to both volumes with are loosening. Endpapers detached but present to volume III. Pages generally bright with spotting to volume I and foxing to volume III. Overall: Volume I FAIR Volume III POOR%0D%0A.

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        Description des alpes pennines et rhetiennes; dédiée à S.M Très Chrétienne Louis XVI Roi de France et de Navarre.Tome premier

      Chez J.P. Bonnant, Imprimeur, A Genève 1781 - Reliure simple cartonnée - (XIX), 247 pp. Dos manquant; à relier. Bien complet de sa carte dépliante et de ses 4 gravures. Ex-libris "Emanuel de Micheli, P. Lieut. au Regimt. Salm - Salm". Rares rousseurs éparses et quelques traces de mouillures. Photos supplémentaires sur demande.

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        Mémoires Secrets Tirés Des Archives Des Souverains De L'europe Contenant Le Règne De Louis XIII, Ouvrage Traduit De L'italien

      Nyon, Amsterdam & Paris 1781 - 44 parties en Vingt deux tomes ( sur 25 ) , il manque les parties 1 & 2 ( tome 1) et 29-30 ( tome 15 ) et après la 48 ème partie ( d'après Brunet il en faut 50 ) collation sur demande intérieur très frais, menus défauts aux reliures exemplaire hélàs incomplet, série rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        die heilige Schrift des alten und neuen Testaments, mit Genehmigung und Gutheissen Seiner Eminenz des Fürst- Erzbischofes Kardinals von Migazzi in deutscher Sprachen hrsg., und von unzähligen Sprachfehlern gereinigt von Franz Rosalino, Weltpriestern.

      bei Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattern,, Wien, 1781 - 3 Bde. (vollständig). Wien, bei Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattern, 1781. Gr.8°. 8 unpag. S, 538 S. mit gestoch. Frontispiz, 630 S., 336 S., 61 unpag. S. "historisch - geographisch, und moralisches Verzeichniß der ganzen heiligen Schrift". Braune Ganzleder - Einbände (mit Leder überzogenen Holzdeckel) auf 4 Bünden, komplette und intakte Messing - Schließen. Rotschnitt. Rücken o.b Kapitel von Bd. 3 ca. 3 cm leicht angeplatzt, ansonsten erstaunlich wohlerhaltene Ausgabe. (s. Foto). Sprache: de Rücken o.b Kapitel von Bd. 3 ca. 3 cm leicht angeplatzt, ansonsten erstaunlich wohlerhaltene Ausgabe. (s. Foto). Braune Ganzleder - Einbände (mit Leder überzogenen Holzdeckel) auf 4 Bünden, komplette und intakte Messing - Schließen. Rotschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'art des accouchemens. Interleaved copy with annotations. 2 vols. in 5

      Paris: Mequignon l&#39;aine, 1781. <p>BAUDELOCQUE, Jean Louis (1746-1810). l&#39;Art des accouchemens. 8vo. Interleaved copy, 2 vols. in 5. lvi, 610; xvi, 422 pp., 14 engraved folding plates. Paris: Mequignon l&#39;aine, 1781. 197 x 129 mm. Quarter green vellum c. 1781, titles in gilt on spines, marbled boards, a little rubbed, some hinges cracked, backstrip of one volume partly separated. Some occasional foxing, unobtrusive dampstain in upper corner of last volume, but very good. Annotated by an unknown physician acquaintance of Baudeloque. </p><p> First Edition. Garrison-Morton 6255. Baudelocque invented a pelvimeter and advanced the technique of pelvic mensuration, the principles of which had been developed by Smellie. He taught that the antero-posterior diameter of the pelvis could be reliably estimated by measuring the external conjugate of the pelvis, now referred to as "Baudelocque&#39;s diameter." </p><p>This copy was owned by an unknown physician acquaintance of Baudelocque, who presumably had it interleaved; his occasional annotations include the report of a personal conversation with Baudelocque (dated janvier 1805) regarding a case of umbilical hemorrhage in a 12-day-old infant. Cutter & Viets, pp. 90-91. Norman 138. Pybus 184. </p>

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        L'Art des Accouchemens (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Méquignon 1781 - 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Chez Méquignon, Paris, 1781, lvj-610 pp. et xvj-422 pp., avec 14 planches dépliantes (5 au tome 1 et 9 au tome 2) Edition originale. Intéressant exemplaire de l'édition originale de ce grand classique de l'obstétrique, bien complet des 14 belles planches dépliantes (coiffes sup. élimées, coupes très lég. frottées, ex-libris de l'époque Labarère, bon état par ailleurs). Garrison-Morton, 6255 : "Baudelocque invented a pelvimeter and advanced the knowledge of pelvimetry and of the mechanism of labour. The external conjugate diameter is known as "Baudelocque's diameter". A la suite des travaux de Levret, Smellie et Solayrès, Baudelocque développa les progrès de l'obstétrique. Il détermina les mouvements du foetus dans le passage à travers le bassin, fixa les diamètres de cetet cavité et leurs rapports avec ceux de la tête du foetus. "Sans être éloquente, sa parole était claire, concise et facile". Le présent ouvrage, spécifiquement destiné aux médecins, est son ouvrage majeur. (cf Larousse, GDU, II, 384) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      0 - Paris. Chez (Imp.) Veuve Duchesne. 1781. Nouvelle Édition augmentée d' un Volume. 3 tomos. 16x10 cm. T. I, XII + 391 págs. * T. II, 317 págs. 1h. * T. III, XIV + 1h. 456 págs. este tomo Contiene un importante capítulo dedicado a las "Mémoires Historiques sur la Chasse, (Caza) dans les différens áges de la Monarchie. Plena piel época, tejuelos, lomo, cantos y contra cantos con hierros, guardas al agua y cortes pintados iguales. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Landkaart van Griekenland en Thracie.

      Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Paddenburg, Bosch en Arrenburg, de Bruyn, 1781. Engraved map, 50,5 x 48 cm, uncoloured, with a part of Cyprus, sculp. by O.Lindeman, plate LXIII. KEYWORDS:greece

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        Trait&#142; de la Construction des Vaisseaux, avec des Eclaircissemens & D&#142;monstrations touchant l'Ouvrage intitulee: Architectura Navalis mercatoria, &c. .

      Chez R. Mallassis, Impremeur ordinaire du Roi & de la Marine. A Paris, Chez Durand, nevey, Libraire, rue Galande. Jombert, heune, Libraire, rue Dauphine, Brest 1781 - Quarto. Illustrated with 20 folding plates. . One of the most important books of the eighteenth century on ship designs. af Chapman introduced new mathematical methods of determining the center of gravity for proposed designs. He also had worked out a system of isometric views of design proposals to assist in the accurate transfer of measurements. Other chapters are devoted to calculating the ship's way through the water, i.e. resistance to contours, and appointments and methods of construction. An earlier French edition had been issued in 1779 which only had 11 of the plates. The French edition criticizes Chapman's treatise to which Chapman replied in a later edition. It should be noted that Clairbois (the translator) took many of the illustrations for his own book Encyclopedie Methodique published in 1783.Frederik Henrik af Chapman, universally acknowledged as the father of naval architecture, was born in 1721 in G&#154;teborg (Gothenburg) on the Swedish west coast, and died in 1808 in Karlskrona on the east coast, the son of a British Naval officer who had joined the Royal Swedish Navy in 1716, and an English mother, Susanna Colson, the daughter of a London shipwright. His studies of mathematics and physics began in Sweden and were completed in England; he also spent long periods in France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and England studying naval architecture before eventually settling in Sweden where he devoted himself to naval architecture and ship building. In 1765 he took leave of absence from his work as chief naval architect for the Swedish Archipelago Fleet based at Sveaborg (off Helsinki) to devote himself for two years to Architectura navalis mercatoria. He devoted himself not only to the construction of ships but the re-bulding and re-organization of the whole system of ships building. In the short period of three years he accomplished the completion of twenty ships, ten ships of the line, and ten frigates. His system for building ships far surpassed all that existed and the majority of European naval powers adopted his system with all speed. [Polak 1605. Scott 377. Harris, F. H. af Chapman, p. 226] Covers with minimal wear, some browning to preliminary and terminal leaves, else fine rebacked to style, full contemporary tree calf, spine with red gilt lettered morocco label and gilt decorated compartments First edition in French of the 1768 original Swedish first edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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."

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale; a Londres: réimprimé aux frais de G. Kearsley [et] T. Spilsbury. 1781. "First edition, 4to, pp. [4], 116; folding table, 2 hand-colored folding maps; contemporary and probably original calf-backed marbled boards, maroon morocco label on spine; joints cracked, spine ends chipped level with text block; a good, sound copy or better. Necker, the father of Mme de Stael, was the Geneva banker and Minister of Finance under Louis XVI. Kress B-361."

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        De numis Hebraeo-Samaritanis.

      Benito Monfort 1781 - Fol. (29,6 x 22,3 cm.) Junto con: Numorum Hebraeo Samaritanorum Vindicia. Valencia, Benito Monfort, 1790. Fol. (28,9 x 22 cm.) 2 tomos. I: 10 h. inc. port., frontis y retrato de Carlos III grabado por Ballester según dibujo de Ximeno, 245-XXI-12 p., 10 láminas grabadas a toda plana, viñetas, capitulares y culs de lamp. Tafilete rojo de época, lomo liso con decoración neoclásica en oro característica de Sancha, tejuelo verde, rueda dorada en planos, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados, guardas de seda azul, punto de lectura en seda. II: 6 h. inc. port., 210-XXIV-10 p. 4 láminas grabadas al cobre a toda plana, viñetas, grabados, capitulares y culs de lamp en texto, retrato de Carlos IV a toda plana pintado por Goya y grabado por Brandi. Plena piel de época, rueda dorada en planos tintados en árbol, lomo liso con tejuelo rojo y decoración neoclásica con hbierros dorados, cornucopias y guirnaldas; cantos y contracantos dorados. Precioso ejemplar muy limpio, de esta célebre obra numísmática magníficamente impresa por Monfort, con cuidaday lujosa encuadernación de Sancha. Palau, 219819 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE SUR LE VENIN DE LA VIPERE, SUR LES POISONS AMERICAINS, SUR LE LAURIER-CERISE ET SUR QUELQUES AUTRES POISONS VEGETAUX. On y a joint des observations sur la structure primitive du corps animal, différentes expériences sur la reproduction des nerfs et

      - Florence, et se trouve à Paris chez Nyon l&#146;Aîné, 1781. 2 volumes in-4 pleines basanes brunes du temps, dos à nerfs ornés dans les entre-nerfs de petits fers dorés encadrant des fleurons centraux, roulettes dorées sur les coupes, auteurs et titres dorés, (1f+XXVIII+329),(XI+373pp+pl.). Malgré quelques auréoles marginales au papier et une pliure au cuir sur la moitié du premier plat, les ouvrages sont en bon état, très propres intérieurement, papier très blanc, dans une agréable reliure du XVIII°.Le second volume contient 10 GRANDES GRAVURES DEPLIANTES in fine. Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition]

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