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        'Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; performed in the Years 1776, 7, 8, and 9': The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle 1781. Volume LI. For the Year MDCCLXXXI

      London: J. Nichols for D. Henry, 1781. Hardcover. Very good condition. Contains an important article on the death of Captain James Cook in a review of the first full account in English of Cook's third voyage, published three years earlier than the official account. The book is attributed to Lieutenant John Rickman, who served as second lieutenant on the 'Discovery', commanded by Charles Clerke. The article includes a description of the death of Cook in Hawaii and a commentary by the author. Of the killing of Cook on the 14th of February, the author writes: "Capt. Cook, after shooting one of the natives, while he was aiming at another, having a double barrelled gun, was knocked down by a club, and then stabbed in the back by a pa-ha-hee, "a kind of poignard, made by our armourers, at the king's request, the day before". (p234). And he continues, in the second part of the article, with: "Thus ... ended the life of the greatest navigator that this or any other country could ever boast, after having successfully led his crews of gallant British seamen thrice round the world ..." (p278). Other articles of interest include Progress of the War in America, Progress of General Arnold with 4 entries, including one describing the reward put on Arnold's head (p537), Pennsylvania fireplaces designed by Benjamin Franklin when he lived in Philadelphia, with a folding copper engraved plate (p453), and a folding plan for a road to avoid Highgate Hill (p212). Other articles with folding plates include the Account by Commodore George Johnstone of his Engagement with the French fleet at Madeira (folding plate showing the Station of the Ships in Port Praya Bay), and Dr. Lindsay's new Theory of Water spouts. One volume with the 12 monthly issues. 8vo, 633pp & [15]pp index, 15 copper plate engravings complete. Published in the May 1781 issue, the article runs from p. 231-4 & p. 278-9. Text block is printed slightly crooked on some pages. Nicely rebacked with red title label, 5 raised bands, the original marbled boards, new end papers. Some dusting internally. See Beddie 1615 for Rickman's work. This review is not listed in Beddie. Beddie 1651 lists an article published in the London Magazine in Dec 1780 by "Periplus" "A Summary account of the voyage undertaken... the Resolution and Discovery...", referring to this as "a republication, with corrections to both account and chart, from July 1780 number of the magazine."

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        Ueber die bürgerliche verbesserung der Juden [with]: Zweyter Theil

      4 p.l., [3]-200 pp.; 2 p.l., [3]-376 pp. Small 8vo, cont. cat's paw sheep, contrasting leather lettering pieces on spine, spine gilt; Vol. II has a contrasting green leather lettering piece on spine, spine gilt. Berlin & Stettin: F. Nicolai, 1781-83. [bound with]: [FRIEDLÄNDER, David]. Lesebuch für jüdische Kinder. One folding engraved plate. 1 p.l., 46 pp. Small 8vo. Prague: J.F. Edlen von Schönfeld, 1781. [bound with]: ANON. Die Christen (in Ansehung der Juden) wie sie sind: und wie sie seyn sollen. 32 pp. Small 8vo. Vienna: Gerold, 1781. $17,500.00 A most attractive sammelband with three works concerned with the position, emancipation, and education of the Jews in 18th-century Europe. I. First editions. Dohm (1751-1820), German historian and political writer, was a friend of Moses Mendelssohn. "Dohm, who was deeply moved by the humanitarian ideals of the era of enlightenment, wrote a work in two volumes on Jewish emancipation in 1781. He did this at the suggestion of Mendelssohn, to whom the Alsatian Jews had appealed for aid, but who thought that such a work would produce a better effect if written by a Christian. Dohm's work dealt not only with French Jews, but with the condition of the Jews in the different stages of their history, and argued for their political equality on grounds of humanity and justice. The work appeared at Berlin under the title "Ueber die Bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden," and passed rapidly through two editions. Dohm demanded that the Jews be treated as human beings, and declared that his work was no apology for them. Their religious convictions would not prevent their performance of the duties of citizenship. His book aroused wide interest, and he was even accused of standing in Jewish pay. He was fêted by the Jews, and the communities of Berlin, Halberstadt, and Surinam passed votes of thanks."-Jewish Encyclopedia (online). II. Second edition (1st ed.: 1779); our edition is very rare. Friedländer (1750-1834), the intellectual successor of Moses Mendelssohn, was one of the founders of a Jewish free school in Berlin, and also wrote textbooks including the present one. "Friedländer's 'Lesebuch für Jüdische Kinder' can be regarded as the first modern book for Jewish children. It was published in Berlin in 1779 for the use of the pupils of the Jüdische Freischule in Berlin. Its publication is something of a turning point in the history of books for Jewish children, primarily because it was the first to call itself a Lesebuch in the modern sense of the word and secondly, because it gave expression to a process that dramatically changed the nature of Jewish education in Germany."-Z. Shavit, "From Friedländer's Lesebuch to the Jewish Campe" in Yearbook of the Leo Baeck Institute, Vol. 33 (1988), pp. 385-415. III. Very rare. WorldCat locates only one copy, at the British Library. Fine copies.

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        The principal orations of Cicero, translated: with notes, classical and original. By Captain John Rutherford

      London: printed by H. Goldney for T. Cadell, 1781. 4to, pp. [2], xix, [1], 499; engraved cameo portrait frontispiece by Bartolozzi after Cypriani; 19th century marbled boards, neatly rebacked, morocco label on spine; occasional underlining in pencil, else a near fine copy. Lowndes, p. 463.

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        La Reine des Femmes.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. , 1781.. VII. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Jacinthes' 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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        The Mirror. A Periodical Paper, Published at Edinburgh, in the Years 1779 and 1780. In Three Volumes. Edinburgh: W. Creech; London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1781.

      - "More than 40 years ago, an English philosopher [the Scotsman DAVID HUME!], whose works have since been read and admired by all Europe, resided at a little town in France .". First bookform edition of the successful Edinburgh periodical edited by Henry Mackenzie (1745-1831), collecting all the original 110 twice-weekly issues. Mackenzie was a novelist and dramatist, most famous for works such as The Lounger and The Man of Feeling. Known as 'the Scottish Addison', he was an early member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and chaired a committee which investigated the authenticity of the poems of Ossian. The Mirror went through at least ten subsequent bookform editions. Among the forty-two pieces that Mackenzie himself wrote for it is 'The Story of La Roche' (Vol. 2, pp. 41-67), a fictional account of the young David Hume's benevolent and unpretentious personality. Mackenzie later explained that he had laboured to make Hume's character in the story as close to the real Hume's personality as possible: '[W]hen I wrote that story, being anxious there should not be a single expression in it that could give offence or uneasiness to any friend of Mr Hume's, I read it to Dr Adam Smith, and begged that he would tell me if any thing should be left out or altered. He heard it attentively, and declared he did not find a syllable to object to; but added, with his characteristic absence of mind, that he was surprised he had never heard of the anecdote before' (James Fieser, Early Responses to Hume's Life and Reputation, Thoemmes Press, 2003, pp. 102 ff.). See also Chuo 323. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 3 volumes, 12mo, vii, [i], 296; vi, [i], 351; vii, 346 pp., contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, spines ruled gilt with red and green morocco labels (two of them chipped), three joints starting to crack, engraved armorial bookplates of the Eyres of Hassop, Outer Library, no stamps or inscriptions, a very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Elements of Euclid, viz. The First Six books,

      1781. EUCLID. The Elements of Euclid, viz. The First Six books, Together with the Eleventh and Twelfthe. In this Edition, the Errors, by which Theon, or others, have long ago Vitiated these Books, are Corrected, And some of Euclid's Demonstrations are Restored. By Robert Simson, M.D. Professor of Mathematics in the University of Glassgow. [8], 466, [2], 38 pp. Illustrated with 3 folding engraved plates, numerous woodcut text figs. 8vo., 205 x 130 mm, bound in contemporary English full calf, gilt-ruled spine, gilt- stamped red morocco spine label. Glasgow: Andrew Foulis, 1781. |~||~||~||~||~| A handsome octavo version of The Elements of Euclid printed by the famous Glasgow University printers Robert (1707-76) and Andrew Foulis (1712-75) first issued in quarto in 1756. Best known for their simple yet elegant printings of carefully edited classics, this work is no exception. Dr. Robert Simson's corrections and additions to Theon and early editors in this edition were among the most important in clarifying Euclid's theorems. In addition, Simson's demonstrations were among the most clearly illustrated. Simple in-text woodcut diagrams appear next to the geometrical ideas they highlight in a harmonious mise en page. Some slight wear to the binding, still a fine crisp copy, and presumably one of the copies which Gaskell referes to as being printed on slightly better paper. PROVENANCE: Andras Gédéon with his ex-libris on front paste-down. In 2006 Gédéon published a book entitled: Science and Technology in Medicine: Based on Ninety-nine Landmark Publications form Five Centuries using his own library as source material. Gaskell 648.

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        Collection complette de tous les ouvrages pour et contre M. Necker avec des notes critiques, politiques et secretes. Le tout par ordre chronologique...Tome premier (second e troisième)

      s.t, 1781. 8vo (cm. 21), 3 Tomi legati in un vol., 4 cc.nn. (tra cui un ritratto di Necker in antiporta), 35 pp., 1 tabella rip., 52 pp., 50 pp., 18 pp., 47 pp., 39 pp.; 1 c.nn., 123(5) pp., 1 tabella e due carte geografiche rip., 14 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca), 27(1) pp., 7(3) pp., 5(1) pp.; 3 cc.nn. (tra cui una tav. incisa su rame), 6 pp., 28 pp., 16 pp., 26 pp., 54 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca), 14 pp., 8 pp. Legatura coeva in piena pelle marezzata con nervi. Ricchi fregi e titoli ori al ds. Tagli rossi. Minimi segni d’uso alla legatura ma, nel complesso, esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Non comune. Per una dettagliata descrizione degli scritti raccolti cfr. Einaudi (1178).

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        La Turquoise. XV.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. 1781 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) 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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        Anthologie auf das Jahr 1782. 8 Bl., 271 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. Schwarzer Maroquinbd im Stil d. Z. mit Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung und Deckelfilete.

      Tobolsko (d. i. Stuttgart, Metzler), 1781. - Erste Ausgabe der sehr seltenen ersten Sammlung von Gedichten Schillers, von ihm selbst anonym herausgegeben. Erschien in der Form eines kritischen Musenalmanachs; typisches Produkt der Sturm- und Drang-Zeit, gewidmet "meinem Prinzipal, dem Tod". Etwa ein Drittel der Beiträge stammt von Schiller (darunter 'Meine Blumen' und die galanten 'Laura-Oden'), die anderen sind von C. F. D. Schubart (Goed. IV 1, 337, 39), Haug, Hoven u. a. "Die Anthologie beginnt mit einer gegen Stäudlin und die süßliche literarische Richtung der Musenalmanache gerichteten satirischen Vorrede . Mit ihrem kräftigen Ton ist die Sammlung ein echtes Sturm und Drangprodukt, das wenig dazu angetan war, beim schönen Geschlecht, das einen wesentlichen Teil der Leser solcher Anthologien ausmachte, Anklang zu finden" (Lanckoronska/Rümann 32). – Titel teils unauffällig hinterlegt. Nur gering fleckig, sonst sauberes Exemplar. – Goed. IV 1, 955, 23 und V 165, 28; Marcuse 35 Deneke 758 Hayn/G. VII 162 Köhring 23 Borst 445; Wittmann, Metzler, S. 716. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Trial of the Right Honourable Lady Maria Bayntun, Daughter of...

      1781. "Violating Her Conjugal Vow" [Trial]. Bayntun-Rolt, Maria Alicia Coventry, Lady. The Trial of the Right Honourable Lady Maria Bayntun, Daughter of the Right Hon. George William, Earl of Coventry, And Wife of Andrew Bayntun, Esq; Son of Sir Edward Bayntun, Baronet, In the Arches Court at Doctors Commons, For Committing the Crime of Adultery, And Violating Her Conjugal Vow. To Which is Added, A Very Pathetic and Affecting Letter, From Lady Maria to Her Husband, After the Discovery of Her Illicit Amours. London: printed for the editor, and sold by G. Lister, [1781?]. 103, [1] pp. Includes one-page publisher list. Copperplate frontispiece. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. * Only edition. A colorful account, with ten supporting depositions, of Lady Maria Bayntun's unfaithfulness to her husband, Andrew Bayntun. Andrew's nephew, John Allen Cooper, a recent veteran of the American Revolution, had moved into the Bayntun Household and, soon after, Lady Bayntun's bed, when Mr. Bayntun was away. The servants conspired to reveal the affair and Mr. Baynton sued for divorce. OCLC locates 4 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Osgoode Hall, University of Minnesota). English Short-Title Catalogue T95762.

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        Collection complette de tous les ouvrages pour et contre M. Necker avec des notes critiques, politiques et secretes. Le tout par ordre chronologique.Tome premier (second e troisième)

      s.t., Utrecht 1781 - Legatura coeva in piena pelle marezzata con nervi. Ricchi fregi e titoli ori al ds. Tagli rossi. Minimi segni d uso alla legatura ma, nel complesso, esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Non comune. Per una dettagliata descrizione degli scritti raccolti cfr. Einaudi (1178). 8vo (cm. 21), 3 Tomi legati in un vol., 4 cc.nn. (tra cui un ritratto di Necker in antiporta), 35 pp., 1 tabella rip., 52 pp., 50 pp., 18 pp., 47 pp., 39 pp.; 1 c.nn., 123(5) pp., 1 tabella e due carte geografiche rip., 14 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca), 27(1) pp., 7(3) pp., 5(1) pp.; 3 cc.nn. (tra cui una tav. incisa su rame), 6 pp., 28 pp., 16 pp., 26 pp., 54 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca), 14 pp., 8 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        12 Blätter zu Voltaires Schriften, 1781

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: 1. Blatt unten links signiert: "D Chodowiecki". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 380 I/II. Serie: aus: Almanac genealogique our l'Année 1782. Provenienz: Sammlung Stechow und Engelmann. Grösse: 7,3 x 5 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 8,3 x 5,0 cm Platte: 21,6 x 39,7 cm Papier: 26,8 x 42,7 cm. Beschreibung: Seltener Probedruck auf dem vollen, unzerschnittenen Bogen vor den Bildunterschriften. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Recherches sur les végétaux nourrissans qui, dans les temps de disette, peuvent remplacer les aliments ordinaires. Avec de nouvelles observations sur la culture des Pommes de terre.

      Paris, impr. royale, 1781, fort vol in 8°, de 1f. XVI- 599pp., ill. d'une planche gravée se dpl. in fine, demi-basane blonde époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. bleu clair, lég. mouillure claire et restaurations en marge des derniers ff. sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale. C'est en fait une refonte très élaborée de son mémoire de 1772 qui avait obtenu le prix de l'Académie de Besançon, sur la question : Indiquer les végétaux qui pourraient suppléer, en temps de disette, à ceux qu'on emploie communément à la nourriture des hommes. En effet, après différentes tentatives, c'est seulement en 1785 que Parmentier fait découvrir à Louis XVI le tubercule en lui apportant des tiges fleuries que le roi porta à la boutonnière et la reine dans sa coiffure. Tous deux demandèrent à goûter les "parmentières" comme on appelait alors les pommes de terre. La même année, il obtient du Roi l'autorisation de planter 54 arpents de pommes de terre sur un champ dans la plaine des Sablons à Neuilly. Il en aurait fait garder l'emplacement, de jour seulement, par les soldats du roi, afin d' intriguer la population. La nuit les précieux tubercules sont dérobés, ce qui en assure alors la publicité. La planche représente le moulin-râpe pour extraire l'amidon des tubercules. ¶ Oberlé, Fastes de Bacchus, n°693 "... pain de pomme de terre, levain, pâte, gruau, salep et sagou de pomme de terre, recettes de pommes de terre..." - Vicaire, 657 - Poggendorff II, 362.

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        Complete Digest of the Theory, Laws and Practice of Insurance

      1781. First Edition . WESKETT, John. A Complete Digest of the Theory, Laws and Practice of Insurance Compiled from the Best Authorities in Different Languages. London: Richardson & Urquhart, et al., 1781. Folio (10 by 15 inches), modern full brown morocco, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $3500.First edition of this scarce and important work on insurance law, proposing several reforms in its introductory essay, and with numerous references to America.Weskett's book begins with a critical 80-page essay on insurance law and practice in England that proposes several reforms. The main body is a remarkably comprehensive legal and historical digest concentrating on marine insurance, but also discussing life and fire insurance, with important topics and concepts listed alphabetically. There are frequent references to America, and considerable discussion of international law, the laws of war and the work of such important economists and theorists as Cantillon, Child, Cary, Postelthwayt, De Moivre and Price. A second, and final, London edition was published in 1783. Dublin reprints were issued in 1783 and 1794, and a German translation in 1782-87. Goldsmiths 12207. Sweet & Maxwell I:528. A few early leaves reinforced with cloth at inner hinges, some edge-wear and soiling to title page, some offsetting to final leaves, text generally clean. Light rubbing to extremities. A very good copy of this scarce and important work on insurance.

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        De generis humani varietate nativa liber. Editio altera.

      Göttingen, Abr. Vandenhoeks Wwe., 1781. - (6), 128 SS. Mit 2 gest. Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Buntpapiervorsätze. 8vo. Zweite Ausgabe des Gründungsdokuments der Anthropologie. J. F. Blumenbach (1752-1840) "is [today] chiefly remembered for his work 'On the Native Varieties of the Human Race', now considered as the foundation of the science of physical anthropology - the study of the origin and evolution of the races of men [.]. Blumenbach was able to develop the thesis that all living races are varieties of a single species, homo sapiens, and that their differences were small compared with those between man and the nearest animal; 'innumerable varieties of mankind run into each other by insensible degrees'. It is not surprising therefore that Blumenbach was opposed to the practice of slavery and the then current belief in the inherent savagery of the coloured races" (PMM). "Blumenbach was the founder of anthropology. In this, his dissertation, he classified mankind into four races, based on selected combinations of head shape, skin colour and hair form. In the second edition (1781) he found it necessary to expand this division into five races, but his famous terms 'Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American, and Malayan' were not used until the third edition of 1795" (Garrison/M.). - Einband berieben; Ecken bestoßen; Rücken mit Fehlstellen. Innen gebräunt; alte gestempelte und hs. ungarische Bibliothekssignaturen. Blake 51. Garrison/Morton 156 (Anm.). Vgl. PMM 219. Waller 1153 (EA). Wellcome II, 183 (3. Ausg. 1795). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Comtesse de Polignac. XXX.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. 1781. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) 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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        La noire. IV.

      Paris: Collection coloriee des plus belles varietes de jacinthes, qu'on montre aux Curieux dans le Jardin fleuristes d'Harlem, et faisant suitte aux etrennes de flore, 1781 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 205 x 330 mm (8 × 13 inches). Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's "Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Jacinthes" 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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        Traité de la Construction des Vaisseaux, avec des Eclaircissemens & Démonstrations 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, 1781. Quarto Illustrated with 20 folding plates rebacked to style, full contemporary tree calf, spine with red gilt lettered morocco label and gilt decorated compartments 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 Göteborg (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 Covers with minimal wear, some browning to preliminary and terminal leaves, else fine [Polak 1605. Scott 377. Harris, F. H. af Chapman, p. 226]

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        South Sea whale fishery. A representation of the ships Amelia Wilson & Castor off the Island of Bouro - with their boats & crew in the various process of fishing, shewing the manner the spermacetti whales are caught, also the method of cutting them into the ship, & boiling the oil upon deck.London, W.J. Huggins, January 1, 1825. Aquatint (plate size: 44 x 56.5 cm), printed on unwatermarked wove paper (50.5 x 61.5 cm).

      - Ingalls, Lothrop collection 104; Kendall Whaling Museum prints 188. Second issue(?) of a striking aquatint by Thomas Sutherland after a painting by the celebrated marine painter William John Huggins (1781-1845), original a sailor by trade. The spectacular scene shows the British whalers Amelia Wilson and Castor off Buru, Indonesia, with a dying sperm whale smashing a whale boat, crew "cutting in" blubber alongside one of the ships, and several whale boats giving chase.An earlier (and slightly smaller) version was published as South Sea Whale Fishery. The present print, with a longer title, shows the same scene "but differs in size and in execution of the sky and other details" (Ingalis). Ingalis suggests that "there may have been a third and perhaps even a fourth plate engraved of the same scene .". In very good condition, with some traces of tape at the foot.

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        des Johann Heinrich Scherber.

      Jena und Erlangen, 1779-1781. - 143 Bll. (pag. SS. 27 bis 346), 11 Bll. Register, 1 Bl. 283 Eintr

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        Natural History

      1781. BUFFON, Count de. Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, Translated into English. Illustrated with three hundred and one Copper-plates, and Occasional Notes and Observations by the Translator. London and Edinburgh: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell; W. Creech, 1781. Eight volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tree calf, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels. $4800.Early edition of the first English translation of Buffon’s magnum opus, published in the same year as the first edition, translated and annotated by Scottish naturalist William Smellie, illustrated with 301 copperplate engravings, including two folding maps, one folding diagram, and frontispiece portrait of Buffon. In handsome contemporary tree calf bindings.“Natural history, prior to Buffon, had all the earmarks of an avocation, a hobby. Buffon is the one who raised it to the status of a science” (Mayr, 336). First translated into English in 1781 this work of Buffon provides, for the first time, “a complete survey of natural history in a popular form… in which he outlines a satisfactory account of the history of our globe… His belief in the mutability of species implied clearly some preparation for the thought of Darwin… Buffon was the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation” (PMM 198). For the naturalist, Buffon’s History was “a splendid and well-illustrated account, and was widely used and copied from, [since it] illustrated animals from remote parts of the world” (Knight, 92). Published in the same year as the first edition of this translation; the first edition was issued in nine volumes and did not list the number of copperplates on the title pages. Plate CCXL appears in four states in Volume VII, as indicated in “Directions to the Binder” in Volume VIII. Index in Volume VIII. See Genet-Varcin & Roger 207. See Nissen 160. See Norman 369. Armorial bookplates.Text and plates generally clean and fine. Expert paper repair to Plate XXXV in Volume IV. Expert restoration to handsome contemporary tree calf. Buffon sets with all plates intact are scarce.

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        THE JOURNEY TO SNOWDON.

      [2], ii, [1 Directions to the Book-binder], [1 blank], 197, [1 blank], [2] pages. Illustrated with an engraved vignette to the title, 10 full-page engraved plates, and two smaller engraved vignettes. Contemporary untitled sheep. 4to. This copy has been variously annotated by a number of authors; it also has newspaper cuttings glued in here & there, and various manuscripts notes loosely laid in. Binding expertly repaired, but worn and rubbed; bookplates front & rear; else a very good copy of the second part of Pennant's Tour through Wales.

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        Discours philosophique sur les trois principes, animal, végétal et minéral. Ou la clef du sanctuaire philosophique.

      Paris, Quillau, 1781. ____ Première édition de cet ouvrage "de pure alchimie", selon Macquer qui signe l' "Approbation" en fin d'ouvrage. Des vertus & propriétés du Mercure des philosophes, des principes de la chimie, des éléments, des règles qu'il faut suivre pour parvenir à l'accomplissement du magistère, des mystères de la science Hermétique, de la transmutation des métaux, préparation de l'esprit de Sel philosophique, préparation du Sel fixe philosophique, préparation de la terre des philosophes pour en retirer le sel, composition du mercure philosophique selon Paracelse, composition du Régule martial. Sabine Stuart de Chevalier était de la famille des Stuart, qui avaient régné en Ecosse et épouse de Claude Chevalier, médecin du roi, qui a, lui aussi, écrit plusieurs ouvrages d'alchimie. Sabine Stuart écrit dans sa précace : "J'ai reçu cette précieuses clef ou ces leçons de mon mari; elle découvre, quand on sait s'en servir à propos, tous les mystères de la science la plus sublime & la plus utile..." L'ouvrage est illustré de 2 planches gravées sur cuivre hors-texte. Provenances : - Exemplaire aux armes de Louise de Stolberg-Gedern, comtesse d'Albany (1752-1824), qui était l'épouse de Charles Edouard Stuart, prétendant aux couronnes d'Angleterre et d'Écosse. - Ex-libris Maurice Burrus, député du Haut-Rhin, 1937. Très bel exemplaire. Ferguson II, 414. Verginelli 314. Caillet I, 2329 (qui fait une erreur sur le nombre de volumes). Dorbon 4699 (tome 2 seul). Verginelli, Bibliotheca Hermetica 314. Manquait à Stanislas de Guaita et à Duveen. *-------*. 2 volumes in-12. Collation : XXIV, IV, 207, (5) pp., 1 planche / (4), 227, (1), IV, pp., 1 planche. Maroquin rouge, dentelles d'encadrement sur les plats avec armes dorées au centre, dos orné, doublure de moire bleu, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Oeuvres complettes de Marivaux

      Complete Edition collective works of Marivaux.Binders in blue carton time diving in bradel. Back decorated with wheels. as exhibits in orange leather. golden volume numbers. spine uniformly darkened. Volume 2 slot slight tail. Friction. Beautiful copy in contemporary cartonnage, the fresh paper. Chez la veuve Duchesne à Paris 1781 in-8 (12,5x20,3cm) (2) 711pp. (1) et (2) 678pp. (2) et (2) 706pp. (2) et (2) 726pp. (2) et (2) 595pp. (1) et (2) 578pp. et (2) 682pp.(1) et (2) 690pp. (1) et (2) 635pp. et (4) 566 pp. et (4) 550pp. (1) et (2) 408pp. (3) 12 volumes reliés

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        Eugène Beauharnais

      1781. Evidenti abrasioni e perdita di colore al centro dell'immagine. Eugene Beauharnais (1781-1824). Figlio di soldato, fu anch'egli avviato alla carriera delle armi, che gli fu agevolata dalle nuove nozze della madre, con Napoleone Bonaparte. Partecipò da valoroso alla battaglia di Marengo come caposquadrone. Colonnello dei Cacciatori della guardia, ebbe la nomina da Napoleone di Viceré con decreto del 7 giugno 1805, ad Arcicancelliere dell'Impero Francese e più tardi anche a Duca di Venezia. Napoleone lo volle parificare completamente ai membri della sua famiglia, lo adottò e gli diede in moglie Augusta Amalia, con cui entrò in Milano, il 16 febbraio 1806. Nello stesso giorno Napoleone emanò un decreto col quale lo nominava suo successore, nel caso non avesse avuto eredi maschi

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        Carte de l'Océan Pacifique...

      Augsburg: Tobie Conrad Lotter, 1781. Engraved map, 465 x 490 mm., with original handcoloured outlines; mounted. The first separately-issued map to depict Hawaii: the panels of text beneath the map, in both French and German, mention the discovery of Hawaii and Cook's death. The text describes the map's origin, claiming that it is based on a map published in the Gentleman's Magazine of 1780. According to Forbes, the magazine 'published during 1780 important notices on the progress of Cook's Third Voyage, his death, and inter alia the existence of Hawaii'. The map from the Gentleman's Magazine was made by Thomas Kitchin the elder, and was published initially in July 1780 without marking the tracks of the voyage, and again in December of that year with the addition of Cook's route.Tobias Lotter (1717-1777) was an engraver and publisher who married into the long-established and respected map-making firm of Seutter of Vienna and Augsburg. His handsome map, with text in both French and German, shows the tracks of Cook and Clerke from Hawaii to the Northwest Coast of America and on to Kamchatka. It also shows Russian and Spanish routes in the Pacific.Lotter's map, and Kitchin's on which his was based, predated the first "official" map to show Hawaii which appeared with the official account of the voyage published in 1784. A chart showing Cook's discoveries in Hawaii did appear in John Rickman's surreptitious account of 1781, but it was the appearance of the official account of Cook's third voyage which resulted in a flood of maps delineating Cook's tracks and drawing particular attention to Hawaii where the great navigator met his end. In fine condition.

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        The Trial of the Right Honourable Lady Maria Bayntun, Daughter of...

      1781. "Violating Her Conjugal Vow" [Trial]. Bayntun-Rolt, Maria Alicia Coventry, Lady. The Trial of the Right Honourable Lady Maria Bayntun, Daughter of the Right Hon. George William, Earl of Coventry, And Wife of Andrew Bayntun, Esq; Son of Sir Edward Bayntun, Baronet, In the Arches Court at Doctors Commons, For Committing the Crime of Adultery, And Violating Her Conjugal Vow. To Which is Added, A Very Pathetic and Affecting Letter, From Lady Maria to Her Husband, After the Discovery of Her Illicit Amours. London: printed for the editor, and sold by G. Lister, [1781?]. 103, [1] pp. Includes one-page publisher list. Copperplate frontispiece. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. $1,850. * Only edition. A colorful account, with ten supporting depositions, of Lady Maria Bayntun's unfaithfulness to her husband, Andrew Bayntun. Andrew's nephew, John Allen Cooper, a recent veteran of the American Revolution, had moved into the Bayntun Household and, soon after, Lady Bayntun's bed, when Mr. Bayntun was away. The servants conspired to reveal the affair and Mr. Baynton sued for divorce. OCLC locates 4 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Osgoode Hall, University of Minnesota). English Short-Title Catalogue T95762.

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        Travels through the Interior Parts of North Americaandnbspin the Years 1766 1767 and 1768

      

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        Dedié à la Reine No. XLIX [L-LIV; XLIX-72]. Del Sigr. Paesiello [etc.]. Prix 2 [livres]. 8s... Abonnement Année 1781. [Scores and parts]

      Paris: Chez Mr. Bailleux, 1781. 5 volumes. Folio. Full contemporary mottled brown paper with red morocco title label with "Mme. Pictet. Pictet" gilt and secondary manuscript label to upper. Engraved. Series title: "Journal d'ariettes italiennes des plus célèbres compositeurs avec les paroles italiennes et françoises, la basse sous le chant e toutes les parties séparées pour la facilité de l'éxécution... " - Score for Basso continuo, Voice, and Violino primo. 6 issues bound in 1 (nos. XLIX-LIV). 6 pp. each (several with blank sixth page). Text in French and Italian. Includes the following 6 pieces (1 per issue), each with a printed note about who sang it and where: - Issue XLIX: Giovanni Paesiello (1740-1816). "Quell' amante che non è." ("Rondeau chanté par Mme. Todi, au Concert de Mrs. les Amateurs.") - L: Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi (1728-1804). "Chi signor una parola." ("Air Chanté par Madame Todi au Concert de Mrs. les Amateurs.") - LI: Paesiello. "Care donne sventurate." ("Duo de la Frascatana.") - LII: Pasquale Anfossi (1727-1797). "Non fugge il buon guerriera." - LIII: Guglielmi. "Fanciulina tenerina." (Air Chanté par Madame Todi, au Concert de Messieurs les Amateurs.") - LIV: Ferdinando Bertoni (1725-1813). "Scioglio cara un dolce riso." - Score for 2 oboes. 17 issues bound in 1 (nos. XLIX, LII, LIV, LVI-LVIII, 60-64, 66-70, 72). Each with 1, 2 or 3 pp. of music. Includes several of the aforementioned pieces, as well as others by Paesiello, Guglielmi, Antonio Sacchini (1730-1786), Carlo Monza (ca. 1735-1801), Gennaro Astarita (ca. 1745-1805), Joseph Schuster (1748-1812), Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801), Niccolo Piccinni (1728-1800), Giuseppe Sarti (1729-1802), Matteo Rauzzini (1754-1791), Giuseppe Colla (1731-1806), Giuseppe (1743-1798) or Tomasso Giordani (ca. 1730-1806), and Luigi Gatti (1740-1817). Manuscript label ("Arriettes Flauto... ") indicates that two flutes may have performed from the present copy. - Violino primo. 12 issues bound in 1 (nos. XLIX-60). Each with 1-3 pp. of music, followed by 1 of 2 different catalogs by Bailleux (the second in Johansson, facs. 8). Includes the aforementioned pieces and composers, with an additional piece (no. 59) by Paesiello. - Violino secondo. 12 issues bound in 1 (nos. XLIX-60). Each with 1-3 pp. of music. Includes the aforementioned pieces and composers. - Alto. 12 issues bound in 1 (nos. XLIX-60). Each with 1-3 pp. of music. Includes the aforementioned pieces and composers. Spine partially or completely lacking; tender at gutter. Moderate to heavy foxing and minor to moderate dampstaining to some leaves; several leaves folded; occasional light soiling; occasional tears to blank margins, not affecting music. BUC p. 774. RISM BII p. 205. Bailleux published 393 bimonthly issues of the Journal d'ariettes italiennes between 1779 and 1795.

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        Estatutos, Ordenamientos, y Ceremonial, dispuestos y formados por el Ilustrísmimo Señor Abad, y Cabildo de la Real Insigne Iglesia Colegial de San Ildefonso, para su gobierno espiritual y temporal

      Imprenta de Don Antonio Espinosa, Segovia 1781 - Encuadernado en tela con escudos dorados, leves roces en lomo, formato folio. 103 p. pequeña restauración en la portada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherche sur les végétaux nourrissans, qui dans les temps de disette peuvent remplacer les alimens ordinaires. Avec de nouvelles observations sur la culture de la pomme de terre

      Paris, de l'Imprimerie royale, 1781. 1781, 1781, in-8, (1), XVI, 599 pp, 1pl, Veau fauve marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs et orné, pièce de titre, Édition originale, ornée d'une planche dépliante sur le moulin-râpe pour extraire l'amidon des tubercules. Parmentier put s'assurer, lors de sa captivité en Prusse, que la pomme de terre, consommée par la plupart des peuples d'Europe, n'était ni insalubre, ni insipide ; à sa libération, il retourne à Paris et obtient le poste d'apothicaire-adjoint à l'hôpital des Invalides, puis il répond, en 1771, au concours de l'Académie de Besançon, lancé pour tenter de trouver un remède à la famine, selon l'énoncé suivant : « Quels sont les végétaux qui pourraient-être substitués en cas de disette à ceux que l'on emploie communément et quelle en devrait être la préparation ? ». Des sept mémoires présentés, celui de Parmentier fut celui qui remporta le plus de suffrages. La "Recherche sur les végétaux nourrissants" constitue une refonte du mémoire présenté à l'Académie de Besançon, augmentée de lettres et de réponses aux 25 objections les plus courantes qui étaient faites à l'époque contre ce tubercule. En français dans le texte, n° 173

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        Lettres de deux amies ou le triomphe de la douceur.

      (1781). ____ Manuscrit inédit de ce roman, écrit sous forme de lettres. "Ces lettres commencées il y a 22 ans, étaient au trois quart écrites lorsque je me suis mariée au mois d'octobre 1760. Mes occupations de fille étaient les ouvrages d'aiguilles, et mes récréations des livres et un écritoire, née avec un gout singulier pour écrire, cet amusement faisait mes délices. (...) ces lettres restèrent dans l'oubli, et y seraient encore, si mes enfants, par des instances dont la source est dans leur coeur, ne m'avaient pressée de les finir en 1781." (Discours préliminaire). Une jeune fille orpheline et sans fortune, est recueillie par des personnes de sa famille, qui veulent la forcer à se marier, alors qu'elle est amoureuse d'un autre homme. Celui-ci, après de nombreuses péripéties, réussit à l'enlever et l'épouse en secret. Le titre porte "tome 1. Copie mieux soignée" mais nous ne savons pas si le tome suivant a été rédigé ou copié, carb la reliure ne porte aucune mention de tomaison. Une note sur la page de garde du XIXe siècle : " Ce roman en lettres, composé et écrit dans le gout du temps, est l'oeuvre de madame Lamy ma bisaïeule maternelle. ... Cette copie doit être de la main de ma grand mère Charpentier. H. Henry." Reliure frottée avec manque à la coiffe supérieure. *****. In-8. Collation : (6), 178 pp. Basane brune, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        l'Espagne suivant l'étendue de tous ses royaumes et principautés, compris sous les couronnes de Castille, d'Aragon et de Portugal.Paris, Hubert Jaillot, 1716. Engraved map in 4 sheets (each measuring ca. 56 x 76.5 cm; map would measure ca. 98 x 117 cm. if assembled) on a scale of ca. 1:1,000,000, engraved by Cordier. With title in a decorated cartouche engraved by Tardieu on the bottom right and scales in a cartouche on the bottom left.

      - Cf. Palau 122781 (1781); Pastoureau, Jailot II 167-170 (atlas 1695) & 183 (part 2 atlas 1704). Third(?) state of large map of Spain and Portugal in four sheets, including the Balearic Islands and the northwest coast of Africa, with general topographic names in French and place names in Spanish. The first undated state was issued in Jaillot's Atlas Francois contenant les cartes geographiques, followed by an issue dated 1711, the present from 1716 and another by Dezauche in 1781. Very good copy of this large map, with the sheets folded once and a few small restored tears.

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        Essai sur la minéralogie des Monts-Pyrénées; suivi d'un catalogue des plantes observées dans cette chaîne de montagnes; ouvrage enrichi de planches et de cartes.

      Paris, Didot, Jombert, Esprit, 1781. ____ Première édition. Premier ouvrage scientifique consacré à la géologie et à la minéralogie de l'ensemble des Pyrénées. "Palassou, un des collaborateurs de [la carte minéralogique de la France, de Guettard et Monnet] étudie la bordure septentrionale des Pyrénées et y note l'extension du poudingue à gros éléments, portant maintenant son nom, qui permet de préciser l'orogénie de la chaîne." (Daumas, Hist. de la science, 1115.) Illustré par 12 planches gravées et 10 grandes cartes dont 9 dépliantes. Labarère 1133: "Rare et recherché." Petit manque à la coiffe inférieure, charnière du second plat ouverte sur 6 cm, sinon bon exemplaire. Ward, Carozzi, Geology emerging 1714 (2nd ed. only). *****. In-4. Collation : XX, 346 pp., 12 planches, 10 cartes. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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