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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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        The ELEMENTS Of CONIC SECTIONS, As Preparatory to the Reading of Sir I. Newton&#39;s Principia

      Cambridge:: Printed by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University; For J. Nicholson, Bookseller, in Cambridge; et al.. 1781.. 8vo: a4 b2 A - G4. 7-3/8" x 4-3/4". 1st edition. [12], 55, [1] pp. Errata last page.. Period binding with marbled paper boards & modern brown calf respining to style.. Prior owner signature, with period ink annotations throughout. A VG. copy.. Vince a prominent mathematician & astronomer of his era [elected to the Royal Society in 1786], who is best remembered today for his work on the divers aspects of an object&#39;s movement/resistance in fluids which, in this modern day, has application to the science of aeronautics. &#11;&#11;A work that stayed in print for some 3-1/2 decades, today it&#39;s somewhat uncommon title on the commercial market, especially in the first edition, which was last at auction in 1979. . 3 folding plates bound-in at rear.

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        Traité général du commerce. Contenant des observations sur le commerce des principaux Etats de l'Europe ; les productions naturelles, l'industrie de chaque païs ; les qualités des principales marchandises qui passent dans l'étranger, leur prix courant, & les frais de l'expédition ; le fret des navires,& les primes d'assurance d'un port européen à l'autre (.). Edition entièrement refaite d'après un plan nouveau, rédigée & considérablement augmentée par Mr. de M** [T.-A. de Marien].

      Amsterdam, D.J. Changuion 1781 - 2 vol. in-4 carrés, VIII-619-[5] et [4]-XVI-531-[5] pp., demi-basane fauve marbrée à coins, dos lisses ornés de filets et pointillés dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison (reliure de l'époque). Coupes et pièces de titre très frottées, une coiffe supérieure abîmée. Le grand Traité de commerce du marchand castrais Samuel Ricard (1637-1717) était déjà ancien, puisque sa première édition remonte à 1700. Mais il fut constamment réédité et augmenté de façon à former à chacune de ses sorties une sorte de nouvelle encyclopédie marchande, constamment modernisée et tenue au courant. En effet, il rassemble de façon heureuse et méthodique la plupart des données concrètes sur le grand commerce européen du XVIIIe siècle, et figure à ce titre parmi les ouvrages indispensables à l'historien de l'économie. INED 3814 (pour l'édition de l'an VII en trois volumes).

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        Biblioteca Espanola [2 vols.]

      Imprenta Real de la Gazeta 1781, 1786, Madrid - Complete 2 volume set. Prologue, 668pp, plus index. (6), 748pp. (1). Contemporary leather binding with leather clasps. An important work on the history of literary scholarship by Rodriguez de Castro. Volume 1 covers Iberian Rabbinic authors writing in Spanish and Hebrew from the 11th to 17th centuries. Volume 2 covers Spanish writers, Christian and pagan, writing in Latin or in Spanish from the 1st century through the 13th century. Chapters are organized by centuries. Includes publishing history and book descriptions of the works discussed. The first volume is of particular interest as it stands as a serious work of scholarship in the field of Jewish history at a time when it was still illegal for Jews to live in Spain. In the spirit of convivencia, the author recognizes Jews as an important part of Spanish scholarship. In particular he admired the 14th century poet Shem Tov Ardutiel, who authored the Spanish work "Proverbios morales." De Castro was even willing to include ex-conversos authors such as Abraham Pereira and Isaac Cardoso, who openly abandoned Spain and Christianity for Judaism. Text in Spanish. Covers chipped. Clasp hinges missing. Some worm holes and rippling to pages. Overall in good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biblioteca Española [Two Volumes].

      En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta 1781-1786, Madrid - [34], 668, [168]; [10], 748, [1] pp., including half-titles and final errata leaf in Volume 2. Folio. 18th-century mottled sheep decorated in gilt with morocco lettering pieces, edges stained red. Hardback. Tomo 1. La noticia de los escritores rabinos españoles desde la epoca conocida de su literatura hasta el presente; Tomo 2. La noticia de los escritores gentiles españoles, y la de los christianos hasta fines del siglo XIII de la iglesia. An important work by Rodriguez de Castro (1739-1799) which contains much material usually not found elsewhere. Volume 1 covers Iberian Rabbinic authors writing in Spanish, Hebrew, or any other language from the 11th to 17th centuries. Volume 2 covers Spanish writers, Christian and pagan, writing in Latin or in Spanish through the 13th century. "Aunque esta orb quedo sin terminar lo publicado es interesante por extractos de codicies y por las muestras ineditas de obras de Astronomos, Cabalistas, Comentadores y Expositores, Filosofos, Gramaticos, Historiadores, Juristas, Matematicos, Medicos, Poetas, predicadores, Retoricos, Talmudistas, Teologos y traductores de judios espanoles," (Palau, Manual del librero hispano-americano, XVII, p.256). Material for an extensive supplement was collected by the author but never published. ABPC shows only two copies at auction in the last 30 years. Palau 273764. Foulche Barrau 306. Ticknor p.306. Brunet I: pp.1637-38. Biblioteca de Salvá II: 2491. Heredia 8091. Kayserling: Biblioteca española-portugueza-judaica: Dictionnaire bibliographique (1890) p. 36. Cowley p. 135. Sizes not uniform; some dampstaining, mainly to the edges of the first and last two dozen leaves in volume 1 and the top edge in volume 2, minor worming in blank margins, 19th-century institutional stamp on first text page in each volume; unidentified branded ownership mark on top edges, otherwise leaves quite bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      E. Easton 1781 - 1781. Very good condition with no wrapper. A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales Made in the Months of June and July 1774 and in the Months of June, July and August 1777. Three-quarters calf binding. 16 b/w plates. Large format. Second edition. Half-title has an additional small mounted b/w vignette. Bookplate of A. Russell Pollock dated 1858 and later bookplate of S. Shipman on front pastedown. Remains of label to verso of front endpaper. A previous owner has noted on the second blank page 'This is a sensible, impartial & unaffected account. H.W.' All plates present. Contents bright and clean. Corners worn. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General History of Connecticut, from its First Settlement under George Fenwick, Esq., to its Latest Period of Amity with Great Britain; including a Description of the Country, and many curious and interesting anecdotes. To which is added, an Appendix, wherein new and the true Sources of the present Rebellion in America are pointed out; together with the particular Part taken by the People of Connecticut in its Promotion. By a Gentleman of the Province.

      Printed for the author, London 1781 - x, 2, 2*, 3-436 pp. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked to style. Peters was the first to popularize. the term 'Blue Laws'. "An entertaining but wholly untrustworthy account of Connecticut by an exiled and embittered Tory. Fiction and fact are so run together in the narrative that their separation is well-nigh impossible. The most famous part of the book is the alleged code of New Haven laws popularly called "Blue laws," (Larned, Literature of American History, p. 88). The entry in the Church Catalogue (V. 5, pp. 2317-2319) notes: "Peters, a native of Hebron Connecticut. was a Loyalist during the Revolution. He made himself so obnoxious by his prominence and activity as such, that he was presented with a coat of tar and feathers and permitted to visit England for his health.[where he remained until 1802]. His apocryphal history of Connecticut is a remarkable tissue of misstatements and exaggerations, not to say of malicious falsehoods." Howes calls the work a "false and vicious misrepresentation." Sabin notes that the first edition is "very rare." Provenance: Illustrated bookplate of Justin George Turner (1898-1976), highly respected historian, author, and collector of Lincolniana, co-author of 'Mary Todd Lincoln: Her life and letters' and other works. Sabin 61209. Howes P262. Church 1183. Lowndes II: 472. Larned: 1006. ESTCT122416. Extremities rubbed, a few short tears to front flyleaf, bookplate on free front end-paper, neat ownership signature to title, clean with wide margins, a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoires Sur La Dernière Guerre De L'Amérique Septentrionale, Entre La France Et L'Angleterre.

      Yverdon: 1781. - 3 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xli, [blank leaf], 184; 2 p.l., 308; 2 p.l., 379, [1]. complete with all 3 half-titles. 3 folding engraved maps & plans. woodcut title vignettes & ornaments. contemporary sprinkled calf (there are several small wormholes in the spines & some intermittent modest toning, but these are really minor imperfections - this is a very nice set). a few old neat red pen markings on large map. First Edition of the most important contemporary French authority on the Seven Years' War, written by a prominent participant in the conflict. A professional French soldier and engineer, Pouchot came to Canada in 1755 with the Béarn regiment. He was initially posted to Fort Frontenac (Kingston, Ontario), where the superior quality of the entrenchments which he constructed led Governor Vaudreuil to entrust him with the rebuilding of the defences of Fort Niagara. Following exemplary service in the capture of Chouagüen (Oswego) in 1756, Pouchot was appointed by Vaudreuil, on the advice of Montcalm, commandant of Fort Niagara, being the first officer in the French regular army to hold the post. In this position he managed to attract many Indian allies to the French cause and also effected the completion of the defences. Replaced in command by Captain Jean-Baptiste Mutigny de Vassan of the colonial regular troops through back-room intrigues, Pouchot next participated in the successful defence of Carillon (Ticonderoga) against James Abercromby in 1758. He was subsequently awarded two further pensions, was chosen to act as geographer for Governor Vaudreuil, acted as an adviser to Montcalm on the defence of Canada, and was reinvested with the command of Fort Niagara. However, in July of 1759, he was forced to surrender that major strategic French stronghold to Sir William Johnson. "The loss of Fort Niagara, believed by many to be impregnable, meant that the French had lost control of the vital portage linking Lake Ontario with the posts of the upper lakes." (DCB) Following an exchange of prisoners, Pouchot returned to Montreal, and early in March 1760, was given command of Fort Lévis (Galop Island in the St. Lawrence near Ogdensburg, New York). After an heroic defence against overwhelming odds, Pouchot surrendered this 250-man garrison to General Amherst in August of 1760, although he succeeded in delaying the British army's descent of the St. Lawrence River by thirteen days. Repatriated to France after the fall of Montreal, Pouchot found himself accused of having shared in the corruption that contributed to Canada's downfall. While his Mémoires were written hastily with motives of self-vindication and exaggerate his role in events, they are a valuable record of the war, particularly of the sieges of Forts Niagara and Lévis. Pouchot discusses the low morale of the French troops, the corruption in the colonial administration, notably the transgressions of Bigot, Cadet, Le Mercier, and Péan, and also provides, in the third volume, lengthy and detailed accounts of the topography of Canada, and native warfare, manners and customs. The engraved plates include a plan of Fort Niagara and Pouchot's defences, a map of part of the St. Lawrence, showing Fort Lévis, the adjacent islands and the position of Lord Amherst's flotilla, and a large map, entitled 'Carte des Frontières Françoises et Angloises dans le Canada depuis Montréal jusque au Fort Du Quesne'. Bell P460. Dionne II 849. Howes P-516 (incorrect pagination for Vol. III). JCB II 2724. Lande 716. Sabin 64707. Streeter II 1033. TPL 6586. Vlach 699. DCB III pp. 534-37. Story p. 659. Winsor V p. 616. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAITÉ DES COMMUNES, OU OBSERVATIONS SUR LEUR ORIGINE, ET ÉTAT ACTUEL, d&#146;après les anciennes Ordonnances de nos Rois, les Coutumes, Édits, Déclarations, Arrêts et Règlements intervenus sur cette matière ; LES DROITS qu&#146;y ont les Seigneurs, les Communautés et chacun des Habitants ; OÙ, JOIGNANT la Politique à l&#146;Économique, on démontre leur inutilité, le préjudice qu&#146;elles font à l&#146;Agriculture, et l&#146;avantage que l&#146;on retirerait de leur aliénation ou partage. PIÈCES JUSTIFICATIVES

      Paris Colombier 1781 - , in-8, pl. veau fauve moucheté, tit. sur dos à 5 nerfs orné de dentelles, fleurons et filets soulignants dorés, roulette sur les coupes, tr. rouges, ex-libris imprimé et manuscrit de Gérard de Chapel d&#146;Espinassoux, (plats frottés avec épidermures, coiffe sup. absente, une tache en haut de la gouttière sur plusieurs dizaines de ff. et parfois la marge sans atteinte du texte, très rares piqûres) [Provient de la bibliothèque personnel de Gérard de Chapel d&#146;Espinassoux acquise au XIXème siècle par la Famille Filâtre de Longchamps] [Provient de la bibliothèque personnel de Gérard de Chapel d&#146;Espinassoux acquise par la Famille Filâtre de Longchamps], XVI-398 p.

      [Bookseller: La Memoire du Droit]
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        Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, prime minister to Henry the Great. Containing the history of the life and reign of that monarch, . Translated from the French. To which is added, the trial of Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry the Great

      Dublin : printed by R. Marchbank, for Messrs. W. Watson, Sleater, Burnet, Colles, Moncrieffe, [and 11 others in Dublin] 1781 - Referenced by: ESTC T118210. Complete in 6 volumes. Physical desc.: 6v.,plates : map,port. ; 12°. Notes: A very free adaptation by Pierre Mathurin de L'Ecluse des Loges. The dedication is signed by the translator: Charlotte Lennox, but it is said to have in fact been written by Samuel Johnson. Very good copies all, finely bound in full, contemporary aniline calf. Gilt cross bands with the gilt-blocked leather title labels. Minor, generalised wear to the extremities. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        A General View of the Writings of Linnæus.

      London: Printed for T. Payne . and B. White, 1781. - Octavo. [vi], 425pp. [A] 2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Dd8, Ee4, Ff1. First edition. "Catalogue of the writings . of Linnæus"--P. 410-416. "Mistakes", [1] p. at end. Contemporary calf, rebacked. Henrey II, p. 120. Presentation copy to the Dowager Duchess of Portland.

      [Bookseller: Sam Gatteno Books]
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      Jean-Leonard Pellet, Geneve 1781 - 10 vols. 8º con 10 láms. grabs. (frontis) y 20 estados pleg. (de 23?) Enc. piel, lomo cuajado, cortes pintados, algo rozada en algun tomo. Con 1 atlas en 4º con 22p y 50 mapas despl. grb, enc. holandesa, lomo cuajado. - En la parte filosófica colaboraron Diderot, el Baron D'Holbach y Saint-Lambert entre otros. Los Condes de Aranda y Souza suministraron memorias interesantes para las colonias españolas y portuguesas. Obra interesantísima e importante. 1781

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        Révolution de l'Amérique.

      Londres: chez Lockier Davis [but probably printed in France or the Low Countries], 1781 - Duodecimo, pp. xii, 192, [2]. Contemporary French or Dutch mottled calf, smooth spine with large gilt flower tools in compartments, red morocco label, marbled endpapers, red edges. Small amount of worm at head of spine, an attractive copy. Portrait frontispiece. One of a number of superficially similar variant editions with false imprints. Adams 81-59i; Sabin 68103n.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lettres de M. william Coxe à M. W. Melmoth, sur l'état politique, civil et naturel de la Suisse. Traduites de l'Anglois, et augmentées des observations faites dans le même pays par le traducteur.

      chez Belin. 1781 - - chez Belin., A Paris 1781, in 8 (12x20cm), viij, 326pp., relié. - Edition originale de la traduction par Ramond de Carbonnières, annotée et augmentée de ses observations. Pleine Basane d'époque brune mouchetée. Dos lisse à fleurons et filets. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes élimées. Coins émoussés. Coxe effectua 2 voyages (en 1766 et 1779) à travers les cantons suisses, ses lettres fourmillent de descriptions pittoresques, augmentées des remarques du traducteur qui fit également un voyage en Suisse. Un second volume paraîtra l'année suivante. viij, 326pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Man holding Mantle, with Aureole.

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

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        COMPTE RENDU AU ROI, par M. Necker, Directeur général des Finances. Au mois de Janvier 1781.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1781. 20x26 cm. 116 pages + 1 tableau dépliant des dépenses et recettes + 1 carte dépliante des gabelles EN COULEURS + 1 carte dépliantes des traites EN COULEURS. Reliure d'attente en carton recouvert de papier. Dos et coins râpés, sinon ouvrage en bon état général. Superbes cartes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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