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        Indigofera disperma. Linn. L'Indigo despermique

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1781.. Pl. LXII 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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        Méthode nouvelle et générale pour tracer facilement des Cadrans Solaires sur toutes surfaces planes, en situation quelconque, sans calcul ni embarras d'instrumens. Par un seul Problème Géométrique qui fait connaître l'axe & la soustylaire, la latitude du lieu, la situation du plan, la déclinaison du soleil & le parallèle du jour lors de l'opération. Principes et usages du comput et de l'art de vérifier les dates.

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

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        History of Quadrupeds

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

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

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

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        An History of Birmingham, to the End of the Year 1780

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

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        A Plan of the Siege of the Havana, Drawn by an Officer on the Spot. 1762. (Cuba)

      Jason MacGowan & William Davis, London 1781 - Black-and-white engraving. Sheet size: 8 1/4 x 10 7/8". Inventory#: p780pmat.

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

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

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        TRATTATO DELLE RAZZE DE' CAVALLI (col disegno della regia mandria di Chivasso e quello de' prati e pascoli), Torino, Appresso i fratelli Reycends (Stamperia Reale), 1781

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

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        Sammlung der prächtigen Edelgesteinen womit der Kasten der dreyen heiligen weisen Königen in der hohen Erz-Domkirche zu Köln ausgezieret ist, nach ihrem ächten Abdrucke in Kupfer gestochen. Nebst einer vorläufigen geschichtmässigen Einleitung.

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

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        Panax quinquefilium. Linn. Ginseng ou Ninsin des Boutiques

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1781.. Pl. XLVII. Size: 320 x 205 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

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        West Point Muster Roll

      [West Point, N.Y.] 1781 - Manuscript Document Signed, [ca. August thru October 1781], [West Point, N.Y.]. A return for Capt. Reuben Davis's Company, under Col. Luke Drury, now joined to Drury's regiment, showing names of officers, non-commissioned officers and privates - 89 soldiers total, their hometowns, towns fighting for, and dates that they marched and dates that they joined the regiment. Last page notes the discharge dates for 10 of the men as well as the dates that Capt. Reuben Davis and Stephen Thayer died. From the papers of Col. Luke Drury.

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

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

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

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

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        Thoughts on Hunting. In a series of familiar letters to a Friend

      Sarum: Printed by E. Easton: Sold by P. Elmsley in the Strand; J. Ridley, St. James's Street; London and W. Sollers, Blandford, 1781 - The definitive statement on foxhunting and hound management, written after many years of practical experience by an eloquent squire and former M.P.; its teachings form the basis of modern foxhunting. The work has gone into numerous editions, few of them so physically attractive as the original. First edition, with half-title. 8vo (7-3/4 x 6 inches). Engraved frontispiece and two engraved plates comprising depiction of the Goddess Diana, the plan and elevation of a kennel. [10], 334 pp. Contemporary diced calf, neatly rebacked, front hinge starting. Podeschi 64; Schwerdt I, p. 56; Gee, Sportsman's Library p. 8 ("The corner-stone of a huntsman's library") [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        VANDERLANSCH A-B BOEK voor de Nederlandsche Jeugd

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

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

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

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

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

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        FREE EXAMINATION Of The SOCINIAN EXPOSITION Of The PREFATORY VERSES Of St. JOHN's GOSPEL. [including] Appendix, Containing Observations on the Argument Advanced . by Mr. Lindsey, Against the Doctrine of the Pre- existence of Christ.

      Printed for W. Flexney, Bookseller, opposite Grey's-Inn-Gate, Holburn., London: 1781 - Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, . who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. . After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death.Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37011 & 37012. The price is for all 4 volumes. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an attractive Very Good Plus copy. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain. 16mo, gathered in 8s. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 1st edition. OCLC records 8 institutional holdings. [2], xviii, [19] - 115, [1 (blank)] pp. 'Appendix' with drop title, p. 97. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A View of the Town & Harbour of Halifax, from Dartmouth Shore

      Published by J. F. W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', London 1781 - Aquatint and etching in sepia, with contemporary hand-colouring. On laid paper with the watermark of J. Bates. Two repaired marginal tears, small repair to plate-mark. A magnificent view of Halifax harbor from one of the most important North American marine atlases. Des Barres, of Swiss-Huguenot extraction, studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the future legendary explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast. He also managed to gain access to some surveys of the American South, Cuba and Jamaica. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on The Neptune. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. The Atlantic Neptune , the most celebrated sea atlas, contained the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres's synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (National Maritime Museum Catalogue). Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was charged with this Herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by three further volumes. Des Barres's monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and views, many being found in several states. Des Barres's charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, and in many cases remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada , Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), Henry Newton Stevens Collection: 47*a; Cf. Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Fredericks Wallet DesBarres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15.

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        Abhandlungen von den Nerven und ihren Krankheiten. 4 Bde.

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

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

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

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        Abhandlungen über die Nerven und ihre Krankheiten. 3 Bände.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1781. - Size: 320 x 210 mm. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Original colour. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

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        G. Washington

      Bruxelles 1781 - Line engraving. Sheet size: 7 x 4 3/4". Inventory#: p442pmat.

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        Abriss des in Berlin den 28. July 1781 früh um 3 Uhr in sich eingestürzten, noch nicht völlig fertig gewesenen Thurms an der so gena(n)nten Neuen Kirche auf dem Gensd'Armes Markt, wodurch aber keine Mensche, noch sonst Schade zugefuget worden. - Modul du Renversement ...

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

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        Inventions nouveaux de differents vases, gaines, colonnes, supportes à console pour bustes, figures.

      - Paris, (J.F.) Hauer, (no date, 1781). Complete series of 4 engraved plates, numbered in the plates, nos. 1-4, showing fountains, vases on pedestals, funeral urns. ca. 16 x 22,7 cm on leaves of ca. 22,3 x 30,2 cm. The plates display string holes in the centre of the left margin and are sewn together with original string, as issued.*Kat. Orn. Berl. No. 189. Döry, Kat. Orn. Hamburg 1960, 99. First edition of this series of ornament prints designed for architects and artisans. Invented and engraved by Johann Thomas (Jean) Hauer (Sommerein in Hungary 1748 - Augsburg 1820), who lived and worked in Paris and Augsburg. - Occasionally very lightly foxed. Nice copy with ample margins, preserved in the original sewn state.[(4431)] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism

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

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