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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. Buckland...et 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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        DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES DE LA EXPEDICION CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA CONCLUIDA POR LAS ARMAS DE S.M. CATOLICA, BAXO LAS ORDENES DEL MARISCAL DE CAMPO D. BERNARDO DE GALVEZ [caption title].

      [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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        Family Tables: being a collection of such tables as are useful to, and daily wanted in every family.

      Printed by W. Richardson 1781 - tables printed variously vertically and horizontally, small stains to corner of last few leaves, pp. iv, 43, [1], 4to, original dark grey wrappers, backstrip largely defective, a few marks and pen trials to covers, good A rare ready reference - BL only in ESTC, Worldcat adding just a copy in the Guildhall (part of a set of Trusler’s works) - compiled by John Trusler (1735-1820), author of numerous educational and improving works. It contains the usual tables of interest calcuation but also a table of English regnal periods, one for ‘purchasing in the public funds’, conversions between English money and Irish and French currency (plus Dutch cut diamonds), and sundry other conversions (one barrel of anchovies = 18lb, a dicker of gloves = 10 dozen pair, &c.). Many of Trusler’s works saw numerous editions but this appears to exist in just the one. (ESTC T91031)

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        A Plan of the Harbour of St. Augustin in the Province of Georgia Compiled & Published from Surveys deposited in the Office of the Right Honourable the Lords of Trade by J. F. W. Des Barres Esqr. Note, the Soundings expressed in the Plan were taken at High Water

      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: 30 1/2 x 42". Inventory#: p184pmat.

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        ANNAPOLIS ROYAL.ST. MARY'S BAY.

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres, in THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, Jan. 1, . 1781 - 31 3/4 x 47 inches. Etching with roulette work, with added hand color. Printed on two joined sheets. On laid paper with "J Bates" watermark and "JB" countermark. Fine. A print from THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE which charts the Annapolis Royal, with a coastal view of Gulliver's Hole and a descriptive text. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first great marine atlas, and one of the greatest achievements of 18th-century cartography. Published in England in 1774, it contains over 250 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts are intensely detailed and contain both hydrographical and topographical details. The .NEPTUNE was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland, charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the shoreline of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the St. Lawrence River regions. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas. His dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was so superior to any other contemporary atlas that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East Coast for over fifty years. The .NEPTUNE remains one of the most important atlases ever printed. Its views and maps chart the history of North America and allow us to glimpse a forgotten land long changed by the passage of time. This chart is an excellent 18th- century record of the first settlement in Canada. In 1605, two years before the first permanent British settlement at Jamestown, three years before the founding of Quebec, and fifteen years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, a small party of French explorers, led by Sieur de Monts, established Port Royal as the first settlement in Canada. The settlement was later renamed Annapolis Royal, which is the name assigned to it in Des Barres' chart. Spendlove, "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune" in THE FACE OF EARLY CANADA, pp.18-22. Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Fredericks Wallet Des Barres: A Riddle Finally Solved" in NOVA SCOTIA HISTORICAL REVIEW, Vol. 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15.

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        Barrington Bay

      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: 32 x 43 1/2". Inventory#: p180pmat.

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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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        Appearance of the Land from the White Islands to St. Marys River taken two Leagues off Shore --The Entrance of Milford Haven at the Head of Chedabucto Bay--The Entrance of Port Bickerton bearing N. W.--A

      New York 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: 32 x 43 1/4". Inventory#: p182pmat.

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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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        STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, APRIL 5th, 1781. WHEREAS THE PRESENT SITUATION OF AFFAIRS IN THIS STATE MAKES IT NECESSARY THAT A FULL AND FREE REPRESENTATION OF THE INHABITANTS THEREOF SHOULD MEET IN CONVENTION FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF FORMING AND LAYING A PERMANENT PLAN OR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT

      [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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        Homers Iliade. Vollständige Ausgabe: 2 Bde. in 1. Bd. Von neuem metrisch übersetzt von Ernst Wratislaw Wilhelm von Wobeser . Mit 2 Stichen, davon einer koloriert.

      Leipzig, Paul Gotthelf Kummer, 1781. - 1. Auflage. 20 x 12 cm. 240 / 226 S. 1000 g. Original brauner Halbledereinband mit 4 unechten Bünden. Deckel mit Marmorpapier bezogen. Braune Lederecken / Half leather. No jacket. Guter Zustand. / Good condition. Bezugspapier teilweise berieben. Kleinere Mängel, Roter Ganzfarbschnitt. Insgesamt gesehen aber ein schönes Exemplar mit viel Patnia. EL8. (les). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        MÉMOIRES SUR L'ANCIENNE CHEVALERIE, CONSIDÉRÉE COMME UN ÉTABLISSEMENT POLITIQUE & MILITAIRE

      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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        Methode nouvelle et generale pour tracer facilement des cadrans solaires sur toutes surfaces planes, en situation quelconque, sans calcul ni embarras d'instrumens. Par un seul probleme geometrique qui fait connaitre l'axe & la soustylaire, la latitude du lieu, la situation du plan, la declinaison du soleil & le parallele du jour lors de l'operation. Principes et usage du comput et l'art de verifier les dates.

      Caen, Pierre Le Baron, 1781 - 8°, Fronti., XVI, XVII, 260 S., 2 Bl., 22 num. u. 1 unum. Kupferstich-Falttaf.; 2 Teile in einem, aber durchgehend paginiert. Neues Titelblatt nach S. 151 (Druckort: Bayeux, Drucker: Antoine-J. Nicolle, 1780), HLdr. der Zeit, florale Rückenprägung, Schmutztitel mit Eckabschnitt, Frontispiz etwas wasserrändig, insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Erste Auflage. Gervais de la Prise, Architekt, Schüler der l'Academie Royale in Paris. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A Chart of Delawar Bay, with Soundings and Nautical Observations taken by Capt. Sir Andrew Snape Hammond of the Navy, and others Composed and Published for the Use of Pilotage by J. F. W. Des Barres Esqr. June 1st 1779.

      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 1/2 x 25". Inventory#: p185pmat.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, Esq Interspersed with Characters and Anecdotes of His Theatrical Contemporaries. The Whole Forming a History of the Stage, Which Includes a Period of Thirty-Six Years.

      London Printed forthe Author, and Sold at His Shop in Great Russell-Street 1781 - [GARRICK, David, subject]. DAVIES, Thomas. Memoirs of Life of David Garrick. Interspersed with Characters and Anecdotes of His Theatrical Contemporaries. The Whole Forming a History of the Stage, Which Includes a Period of Thirty-Six Years. London: Printed for the Author, and Sold at His Shop in Great Russell-Street, 1781. Third edition. Two octavo volumes (7 1/4 x 4 11/16 inches; 185 x 119 mm). [16], 352 [2, blank]; [16], 434, [2 ads] pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt-stamped on spine with red morocco labels. Top edge brown, others speckled red. Inner hinges slightly cracked, spine and edges a bit rubbed. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. Some minor worming from front pastedown through title-page of volume two, not affecting text. Very good. HBS 64622. $750 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales.

      E Easton, London 1781 - Made in the Months of June and July 1774 and in the Months of June, July and August 1777. In full calf, a few marks, edges and corners bumped and worn slightly. New spine, in keeping with the contemporary covers, raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label. Internally, ink name to fpd (M Cholmeley, probably Sir Montague Cholmeley 1772-1831), half title and frontis present, some light offsetting, title page has ink note at base ref author, tp, verso has ink name (M Cholmeley Easton 1793), ([4], (xii), 214 pp, 16 pl, (of 16), [1], (errata), red speckled text block edges, plates dated either 1780 or 1781 and are very atmospheric. A lovely copy. (COPAC. WorldCat) Wyndham, topographer, who in 1774 visited Wales, and in the following year he published anonymously A Gentleman's Tour through Monmouthshire, and Wales. He revisited the area in 1777, and in 1781 published his Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales, declaring his authorship of the work. He was accompanied on his journey of 1777 by the Swiss watercolourist Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, whose works illustrated the account. See ODNB for a full Bio & Wiki [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TOUR THROUGH MONMOUTHSHIRE AND WALES

      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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales Made in the Months of June, and July, 1774.

      E Easton, Salisbury 1781 - And in the Months of June, July, and August, 1777. (31.3*3.5cm large paper copy). Bound in full tan calf, some marks top and bottom, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has attractive gilt tooling, raised bands, title in gilt to maroon leather label, joints cracked. Internally, 2 types of marbled endpapers, half title and lovely B&W frontis of the Aberglaslyn, (xii), 214pp, (1), 16 full sized plates as called for, some light offsetting. A lovely copy. Wyndham was chiefly a topographer, however his most celebrated publication was his Diary of the Late George Budd Dodington (1784). See ODNB for a full Bio. (ESTC T68768. Allibone 2876 for the 1st ed) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le guide de ceux qui veulent bâtir. Ouvrage dans lequel on donne les renseignemens nécessaires pour réussir dans cet art, et prévenir les fraudes qui pourroient s'y glisser.

      Paris chez l'Auteur Benoit Morin 1781 - 2 volumes in-8, XVI-320, 374 pp., 1 f. Reliure demi veau blond XIXe, dos lisses ornés de filets, pièces de titre et de tomaison.(petit accident aux deux derniers feuillets mais bel exemplaire). Nicolas Le Camus de Mezières (1721-1789) grand architecte fit les plans novateurs de la Halle aux blés de Paris, l'hôtel du maréchal de Beauvau, le portail du collège Louis-le-Grand. Théoricien de l'architecture, il publia un certain nombre d'ouvrages : Recueil de différents plans et dessins concernant la nouvelle halle aux grains (1769), Dissertation sur les bois de charpente (1763), Le génie de l'architecture ou l'analogie des arts avec nos sensations (1780), Traité de la force des bois (1782), Guide de ceux qui veulent bâtir, dans lequel il met en garde les particuliers contre certains architectes qui proposent des projets ruineux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
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