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        Lettre autographe inédite : « Plus j'y réfléchis pourtant plus je trouve qu'il faut être d'une belle impudence pour oser écrire à un malheureux qui souffre... »

      1781. Autograph letter unsigned manuscript, a page written in ink, fine writing on 31 lines. s.l. (Vincennes) s.d. (circa 1781) 15,7x20,1cm une feuille

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        L'art des accouchemens.

      Paris: Mequignon, 1781. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 volumes, 8vo (190-194x120-125 mm). [i-iv] v-lvi, [1] 2-610; [i-v] vi-xvi, [1] 2-422 pp., including half titles and 14 engraved folding plates by Jean-Jacques Avril (5 in first and 9 in second volume). Contemporary mottled calf, spines richly gilt with morocco label gilt (outer front hinge of second volume cracked, spines and boards rubbed, corners bumped), red-dyed edges, slight deviation in size of book blocks and covers and thus appearance of spines, but both volumes certainly from the same binder. Marbled endpapers, text and plates with minor toning and occasional spotting, a few ink markings to fore margin and a few small wormholes to lower margin of first volume, little browning of plate margins in second volume. ----Norman 138; Garrison-Morton 6255; Heirs of Hippocrates 115; Blake/NLM 34; Wellcome II, p.115. - FIRST EDITION. "Baudelocque is associated with the technique of pelvic mensuration, the principles of which had been developed by Smellie... He invented a pelvimeter, and taught that the antero-posterior diameter of the pelvis could be reliably estimated by measuring the external conjugate of the pelvis, now usually referred to as 'Baudelocque's diameter.' This doctrine held sway until the advent of x-rays, which revealed its inadequacy." (Norman 138). Very Good.

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        Conjecture Upon the Nature and Motion of Meteors

      1781. First Edition . Clap, Thomas. Conjectures Upon the Nature and Motion of Meteors, Which Are Above the Atmosphere. Norwich. Printed by John Trumbull, 1781. Slim quarto, original self wrappers, disbound, uncut; pp. 13 (3). $2750.First and only separate publication of the first American work devoted solely to the subject of meteors, by YaleÂ’s Thomas Clap—“the coloniesÂ’ most serious student of meteors,” scarce in original wrappers.This pioneering early American work on meteors, the first American work singly devoted to the subject, was authored by Thomas Clap, who served over 26 years as both rector and president of Yale (1740-66), and is considered a “‘founding fatherÂ’ of American science” (Tucker, ISIS). As “the coloniesÂ’ most serious student of meteors, ClapÂ’s interest appears to have been aroused by the meteor of 1742.” In April 1759 he tracked the course of HalleyÂ’s comet, and in the 1750s developed a theory that meteors shared several characteristics with comets such that they could orbit the earth at a close distance without ever crashing into it. His Conjectures uponÂ…Meteors initially circulated privately “among his colonial correspondents in 1756. Later he sent it (March 1, 1763) to Dr. John Pringle, who was himself something of an authority on meteors, and Pringle presented it to the Royal SocietyÂ… at meetings of the Society held on June 7, 21 and July 5, 1764” (Stearns, Science in the British Colonies of America, 542). This exceptional edition is the first and only separate publication, published 15 years after ClapÂ’s death. With half title; with illustrated diagram on rear leaf showing ClapÂ’s theory of a meteorÂ’s orbit. Evans 17113. Several small numerical notations on half title.Several leaves detached and mild dampstaining. A scarce, extremely good copy of a valuable early contribution to American science.

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        La Comtesse de Marsan. Plate XIV.

      Paris: chez l'auteur, 1781 - 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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        Les Essais

      aux depends de la compagnie, Amsterdam 1781 - "Nouvelle edition" 3 vols. 8vo. Matthew Arnold's copy. Matthew Arnold's copy, with his bookplate in each volume. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, marbled edges. Covers of vols 1 and 3 detached, spines chipped with some loss, edgewear and chipping to boards, internally clean

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        Memoires sur la Derniere Guerre de l'Amerique Septentrionale, entre France et l'Angleterre. Suivis d'Observations,dont plusiers sont relatives au theatre actuel de la Guerre, & denouveaux dŠtails sur les moeurs & les usages des Sauvages, avec desCartes To

      Yverdon. 1781.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. 16cm, in 3 volumes, xli,184& [4],308 & [4],379,[1]pp, with 3 folding engraved maps, complete withhalf titles in all three volumes, title vignettes and ornaments, in fullbrown calf, raised bands, blind ruled borders on the boards, crushedcrimson morocco label, gilt titles, several neat nineteenth centuryannotations in the margins in the last part of volume two, a fine cleanset. (cgc) T.P.L 6586. Sabin 64707. Howes P516. Streeter II;1033. Lande716. Dionne 849. Vlach 599. - First edition of the most importantFrench authority on the Seven Years War in North America. Pouchot, anengineer and a soldier, was entrusted with rebuilding the defenses ofFort Niagara, where he became commandant. Although he considered the fortimpregnable, he was forced to surrender to Sir William Johnson in July,1759. After an exchange of prisoners, he was put in charge of Fort Leviswhere he capitulated to the superior forces of General Amherst in July,1760. Upon his return to France, he was accused of having shared in thecorruption which led to the loss of Canada. These memoirs were writtenwith the motive of self vindication and are an invaluable record of theWar, especially of the sieges of Fort Niagara and Fort Levis. In them hediscusses the corruption in the colonial administration, the morale ofthe French troops, as well as giving a lengthy and detailed account ofthe topography of Canada, of the modes of Indian warfare, and of themanners and customs of the Indians. The engraved maps include a plan ofFort Niagara and Pouchot's defences; a map of part of the St. LawrenceRiver showing Fort Levis and the adjacent islands with the position ofLord Amherst's flotilla; and a large map of the entire French and Englishfrontier from Montreal to Fort Du Quesne. Unobtrusive inked annotations,probably 19th century, on the large map appear to indicate part of thecampaign studied by a previously unidentified owner. They highlight theroute from Lake Ontario to Montreal. Also, there are several neatly inkedmarginalia toward the end of volume II, where the battle at Fort Levisis described by Pouchot. The notes contradict Pouchot by citingreferences to Mante and other contemporary writers. .

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        Révolution de l'Amerique

      London: Lockyer Davis, 1781. First edition. Frontispiece. xiv, [2], 183, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth century half leather over cloth boards. Joints cracked, corners rubbed, slightly foxed, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Frontispiece. xiv, [2], 183, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Adams and Howes disagree as to which of the two issues of this title appeared first (both issued in 1781). The present copy includes the portrait frontispiece of Raynal. Sabin 68102; Howes R85; Reese Revolutionary 68

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        Le Trésor des almanachs, Etrennes nationales, curieuses, nécessaires et agréables.

      Paris: Cailleau, 1781. 24mo (binding size 98 x 60 mm). Collation: [A]8 B-I8 (nested quires, sewing between I4 and I5). 143, [1] pp. Woodcut allegorical frontispiece, title printed in red and black, 12 woodcut vignettes, rule page borders throughout. Publisher's case binding of red morocco with large green morocco panels on each cover gold-blocked with a rococo design incorporating a flowering vase, at its foot a sheath and an arrow, spine gilt, pastedowns of orange Dutch-gilt paper, gilt edges (text block inserted into binding upside down).*** A compact and informative pocket almanac, published from 1779 to 1793. Economically printed in very small types, Cailleau's almanac is packed with information on the history of the monarchy, administrative and ecclesiastical hierarchies, episcopal cities throughout Europe, upcoming events in Paris, exchange rates, courrier schedules, and so on. Even the preliminary leaves waste no space: the first and last pages, blank except for the page border, function as flyleaves, with the Table of contents on the verso (p. [2]), a half-title on p. [3], the frontispiece on p. [4] (showing Love presenting a medallion of Louis XVI to France, according to Grand-Carteret), and the title on p. [5], followed by the calendar. The monthly calendars are printed on versos each facing a page containing a paragraph on a different topic, illustrated with a vignette at top showing putti engaged in relevant activities, and followed by a list of Curiosités, consisting of processions, festivals, fairs, etc. to be held in and around Paris. The monthly topics are Religion, Writing, Eloquence, History, Natural History, Chemistry, Dance, Tragedy, the Art of Equitation, Fencing or the Art of Arms, Physics, and Watch-Making (L'Horlogerie). Following the calendar is a "Curious Glimpse of the Theatre of the Present War" (pp. 32-35), describing 14 American "provinces," as seen from French eyes, ignoring most of the Colonial divisions (e.g., la Nouvelle Ecosse ou l'Acadie, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride Anglaise, la Louisiane), and including Jamaica and several parts of Canada (described as "almost as large as Europe"). Noteworthy is a perplexing description of Nouvelle Yorck, "on the Hudson, in the Isle de Mahanatan," and of which "Neuf-Yorck is the capital." Other sections and tables of interest, some printed longitudinally, include a list of 29 Academies and 7 Literary Societies in Paris and other parts of France (p. 105), and a 2-page table of public and private libraries in Paris, including the year each was founded, name of the founder, number of printed volumes, number of manuscript volumes, location and opening times. Grand-Carteret 617.

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        Socratic Discourse on Truth and Faithfulness; in Which the Nature, Extent, and Obligation, Together With the Various Branches and Subordinations of These Moral Duties are Explained, Illustrated, and Enforced By Examples: Being the Sequel to A Father's Instructions

      Warrington: Printed by W Ashton 1781 - 79pp. 8½" x 5½". Newly rebound in cloth hardback with grey boards. Internally the original paper binding from 1781. Very scarce - cannot find another on the internet. Externally: very good Internally: good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seed of the Woman

      1781. First Edition . (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) WINCHESTER, Elhanan. The Seed of the Woman Bruising the SerpentÂ’s Head, A Discourse Delivered at the Baptist Meeting House, in Philadelphia, Sunday April 22, 1781. Philadelphia: [Benjamin Towne], 1781. Slim octavo, 19th-century half burgundy cloth, marbled boards; pp.58. $1600.First edition of this controversial sermon by influential Revolutionary orator Elhanan Winchester, his first published sermon, laying out the main point of his Universalist faith.The influence of preacher and abolitionist Elhanan Winchester is especially clear in this first edition of his “first published sermon, The Seed of the Woman Bruising the SerpentÂ’s Head, [in which] he laid out the main points of his Universalist faith” (Unitarian Universalist Association). Controversial in its time, this work and the importance of Winchester to American thought are best “understood against the backdrop of the transatlantic spiritual awakenings occurring before, during and after the American Revolution. These years were filled with political and religious turbulenceÂ… Americans demanded an unpretentious and lively leadership adept at the art of persuasion and intent on searching for the Divine in revivals, dreams and visions, and biblical prophecy. Winchester thrived in this environmentÂ… A remarkable orator, an early antislavery advocate, and a prominent pastor during the years of the American RevolutionÂ… Winchester preached in Philadelphia from 1781 until 1787, earning great praise and the friendship of Benjamin Rush and other prominent Philadelphians. Rush, in particular, was enamored by WinchesterÂ’s mind and his oratory” (ANB). The Seed of the Woman (3-18) with one-line errata at rear, complete with WinchesterÂ’s “Attempt to collect the Scripture Passages” (19-35) and “Objections usually brought from the Scriptures” (36-58). Evans 17441. Contemporary owner correction and marginalia (26). Lightly penciled notes to front free endpaper.Light scattered foxing and occasional mild dampstaining, tiny closed margin tear (19). Cloth spine with expert repair.

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        The library a poem.

      London: J. Dodsley, 1781. Quarto, 36 pp. (with terminal blank); in modern half polished tan calf. First edition, scarce. The work was published for subscribers, apparently in an edition of around 250: books 'give new views to life, and teach us how to live'.Although he had published Inebrity in 1775, by the early 1780s Crabbe was living in destitution, reliant on the 'kindness of the wigmaker with whom he lodged' (CHEL). In desperation, he left some manuscript poems with Edmund Burke who was sufficiently impressed to oversee their publication. It was Burke who chose this as the first work to be published and it was an immediate success. Title lightly foxed, but a very good copy.

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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

      J. Nichols for D. Henry, London 1781 - 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." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Miscellanies by the Honourable Daines Barrington

      J. Nichols, London 1781 - 4to, modern blindstamped full calf, morocco spine label, illustrated with 2 copper-engraved portraits, 5 tables, and 2 copper-engraved maps (one folding), iv, viii, 468, 471*-477*, [1], 473-540, 547-557, [1] pp.Some offsetting of plates and maps to opposing text pages; a fine copy in a fine modern binding. Daines Barrington (1727-1800) was a lawyer by training, but had a real passion for natural history and exploration. The contents of the present volume covers a broad range of subjects form the decay of trees in St. James Park to the musical talents of a young Mozart (includes an engraved portrait of Mozart). However, one of the most important articles in this collection is the first publication of Don Francisco Antonio Mourell's Journal of a voyage in 1775, to explore the northwest coast of America. Also included are tracts on the possibility of reaching the North Pole, which reprsents the results of inquires among whaling captains. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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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        Natural History

      , 1781. 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

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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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