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        Antique Print-Pl.XXII-RIVER BOAT-BRIDGE-SEINE-MANTES-CHURCH-Perronet-1782

      - From a rare, landmark, classic engineering work: plate XXII, captioned: Vue des Travaux du Pont de Mantes a la fin de Septembre 1764 (View of the construction of the Mantes Bridge at the end of September 1764 (with the sun setting behind the bridge)). Original etching and engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Description des Projets et de la Construction des Ponts de Neuilly, de Mantes, d'Orleans et autres, du Projet du Canal de Bourgogne, Pour la Communication des deux Mers par Dijon, et de celui de la Conduite des Eaux de l'Yvette et de Bievre a Paris' (and the Supplement), by Jean Rodolphe Perronet, (Translation: Description of the projects and construction of the bridges of Nieully. Mantes, Orleans and others, the project of the Canal of Burgundy, for the connection of the two seas through Dijon, and those for the canals of Yvette and Bievre in Paris.), Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1782-83 (the supplement published by Didot & Jombert, 1789). Jean Rodolphe Perronet (1708-1794) was a French architect and strucutral engineer, best known for his stone arch bridges. He is regarded as the father of modern bridge building, as his efforts brought the masonry bridge to technical and aesthetic perfection. He disregarded traditional rules of thumb, developing isntead a scientific approach to bridge design, and his precepts as laid down in this work have been followed ever since. In 1747 Perronet was named director of the Bureau des dessinateurs du Roi (Royal office of designers). At this first 'Ecole des ponts et chaussees' Perronet was given the task of training bridge and road engineers and of overseeing their work in the regions in which they worked. The Bureau became the Bureau des eleves des ponts et chaussees, then in 1775 was renamed the Ecole des ponts et chaussees. Its organiser, inspiration and teacher, Perronet was a true spiritual father to his students and used a new teaching method which seems very contemporary to modern eyes. He was named 'Premier ingenieur du Roi' in 1763, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1788, after having become a member of the Academie des sciences in 1765. Besides the bridges, 2500 kilometers of road were made or repaired under Perronet's direction.Artists and Engravers: Engraved after J.F. Eustache de St. Far. Condition: Very good given age. Small dark stain in the lower margin, three edges discoloured. General age-related toning, please study scan carefully. Storage location: B51-11 The overall size is ca. 15.4 x 20.7 inch. The image size is ca. 11.5 x 5.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 39 x 52.5 cm. The image size is ca. 29.2 x 14.3 cm.

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        Storia Ecclesiastica Dallo stabilimento della Chiesa sino al presente

      A Spese ed Appresso Gaetano Castellano, 1782. ITALIANO 0,47 Tomo XII, opera storica tradotta dal francese, edizione arricchita di note critiche, legatura a tutta pergamena con titoli in doppio tassello al dorso, coperta con piccole macchie sparse, fioritura delle pagine, frontespizio completo di riferimenti con bella marca tipografica a carattere zoomorfo in cornice fiorita, a precedere l'opera tavola degli articoli trattati nel tomo, all'incipit capolettera ad elemento zoomorfo in cornice geometrica ed imponente testatina figurata, testo su colonna con note a margine, formato quarto, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami USATO

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        Les confessions de J. J. Rousseau: suivies des Reveries du promeneur solitaire, Volume 1 + 2

      Genf, 1782 - 471 +295 p 2 Bände mit beschädigtem Ledereinband,aber gut erhaltenem Buchblock und Text. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Dictionnaire Analytique, Historique, Etymologique, Critique et Interprétatif de la Coutume de Normandie.

      Rouen, Leboucher, 1780-1782. - Quatre volumes in-4, tableau dépliant dans le tome IV. Quelques rousseurs, restauration en marge d'un feuillet Veau d'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, pièce de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et vert. Coiffes et coins usés, frottements, éraflures sur les plats , 2 mors inférieurs et 2 supérieurs fendus. Bon exemplaire malgré les défauts d'usage. A la fin du tome IV, on trouve l'Ancien Coutumier de Normandie en vers, par Richard Dourbault, poète du XIIIe siècle, ou bien par Guillaume Cauph, selon l'abbé de la Rue. "Les ouvrages composés par ce jurisconsulte dénotent une profonde érudition. Mieux appréciés de nos jours qu'il ne l'étaient du vivant de l'auteur, ils occupent une place distinguée dans la bibliothèque des hommes qui se livrent à l'étude des moeurs et de la législation de nos province au moyen âge". Frère II-89.

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      Paris: Jacques-François Chereau, 1782. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. The complete set of six etchings including title, plates 155 x 115 mm, sheets 275 x 200 mm, good impressions, small marginal repair to each plate, pale dampstain to final two plates, generally in good condition, each sheet mounted on guards. 20th-century mottled calf. Joints rubbed. Provenance: William Odom (bookplate); purchased from William Schab, 1984. A charming series of ornament prints representing Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Venus and Mars. Jean Démosthéne Dugourc was a French painter and engraver employed by the Duke of Orléans, the brother of the king. In 1783 he designed costumes and scenery for the opera, and later founded factories for producing wallpaper and playing-cards after his own designs. Berlin Kat. 492; Guilmard, p. 280, no. 95.

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        Storia Ecclesiastica Dallo Stabilimento della Chiesa sino al Presente

      A Spese ed Appresso Gaetano Castellano, 1782. ITALIANO 0 Tomo XIII-XVI-XIX, legatura in tutta pergamena con titoli in oro in duplice tassello, pagine fiorite, taglio imbrunito, frontespizio esplicativo e abbellito da elegante fregio tipografico figurato, capolettera a carattere zoomorfo in cornice geometrica, imponente testatina con elementi floreali e zoomorfi, testo a piena pagina con note a margine, formato in 4, richiami e segnature presenti, il frontespizio ci informa che questa edizione è arricchita da apparato critico, approfondimenti, riflessioni scientifiche e tavole cronologiche, è presente inoltre un esplicito riferimento all'Abate Claudio Fleury USATO

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        Washington Cryptically Dreams of Resigning, Feigns Insult and Teases McHenry for Delayed Answer to Queries on Funding the Army

      Newburgh, NY 1782 - Autograph Letter Signed, to James McHenry. August 15, 1782. Newburgh, N.Y. 2 pp., including integral address leaf. 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. "I was in pain . resolving (like a man in the last agony) not to follow the trade & occupation of a G---- [General] any more. Do not my dear Doctor tease your Mistress in this manner - much less your Wife, when you get one."In this highly personal letter, Washington offers a glimpse of the man behind the otherwise stolid image. After victory at Yorktown, Americans were awaiting news of a final peace treaty from Paris. Washington remained head of the Continental Army, and warily watched British General Sir Henry Clinton's army in New York City. For all its friendly tone and nebulous phrases, Washington and McHenry are actually discussing the very serious business of funding and maintaining troop levels to discourage future British actions. Complete TranscriptNewburgh 15th Augt 1782My dear McHenry, Let me congratulate you, and I do it very sincerely, on your restoration to health. I was in pain for you. I was in some for myself - and wished for my PS of M--- ; and both my P----e L----s. in J----; resolving (like a man in the last agony) not to follow the trade & occupation of a G----. any more. I attribute all the delays, & my disappointments in this business, to your sickness; for otherwise, I should denominate you an unfeeling - teasing - mortal. In proof of it, I would assert that in March last, I committed a matter to your care of which you took no notice till July following; - and then in such a way, as to set afloat a thousand ideas; which resolved themselves into almost as many anxious questions. These again, you acknowledge the rect of on the 26th of July, - and on the 3d of August promise an answer. When? When? three or four Weeks from that date; during this time my imagination is left on the Rack. I remain in the field of conjecture. - unable to acct for the causes of somethings, or to judge of their effect; In a word, I cannot develop some misteries, the appearance of which gave rise to those quæries, which were made the contents of a letter. Do not my dear Doctor tease your Mistress in this manner - much less your Wife, when you get one. The first will pout, - & the other may scold - a friend will bear with it, especially one who assures you, with as much truth as I do, that he is sincere. Adieu / G:oWashington[To] James McHenry Esq.r[autograph address leaf]: "(Private) / James McHenry Esq.r / Baltimore."[Docketing in McHenry's hand]: "Aug 15th 1782 / Washington"Historical BackgroundWhile still in the Continental Army, James McHenry was elected to the Maryland Senate in September 1781. After the American victory at Yorktown in October, he resigned his commission in December and took his post in Maryland government. Washington and McHenry continued their correspondence, with Washington advising McHenry to stress to his colleagues that in order "to make a good peace, you ought to be well prepared to carry on the war."The Maryland Senate met in January 1782, and McHenry reported that they had named an overseer to address supply and recruitment problems that resulted from either the lack of money, or the lack of strong money. Washington wrote McHenry that the British were successful at both recruiting and financing their fighting forces, and despite Cornwallis' surrender, were preparing for a new campaign. To compete, the Americans needed men and money, but the government under the Articles of Confederation could only request money from the states.Washington's letter of "March last" (March 12, 1782) reported that the Pennsylvania Assembly had "passed their supply bill without a dissenting voice" but that the Continental Army would still fall short of its quota. Moreover, Washington warned that the British were considering a renewed offensive and stressed the desirability of maintaining a viable fighting force. In April 1782, McHenry wrote to Washi. (See website for full description)

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        Flore de Bourgogne ou Catalogue Raisonné des Plantes Naturelles à cette Province et de celles qu'on y cultive le plus comunément. Avec l'indication du sol où elles croissent, du temps de leur floraison et de la couleur de leurs fleurs.

      Dijon, Frantin, 1782. - 2 forts volumes in-8. 2ff. VIII. 520pp. LXXVIII. + XIV. 290pp. LXXX. Brochés. Exemplaire non rogné. Feuillets en partie déreliés. Petite déchirure dans la marge de 2 1er feuillets de la 1ère partie. Première édition. C'est à la fin du XVIIIs. que furent publiées les principales flores françaises régionales, dont celle de Durande, sur la Bourgogne. L'auteur était membre de l'Académie de Dijon et collaborateur de Guyton de Morveau. Botanique.

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        Oeuvres Posthumes de Jean-Jaques Rousseau ou Recueil de Pieces Manuscrites [Volume 7]

      Geneve 1782 - Ships from the UK. Small Octavo. Leather Hardback, 1782 . . Text in French. 446pp. Vignette. Hinges, cracked. Textblock, sturdy. Pages, clean and intact. Bound in leather. Title missing from spine. Usual bumps and rubs to extremities, with spine edges cracked. Overall condition, good for a 235 year old edition. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes. Photographs available on request. Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase supports literacy charities [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Critica religiosa) Le bon-Sens ou Idées naturelles opposées aux idées surnaturelles...

      (HOLBACH, Paul Thiry, barone d'). (Critica religiosa) Le bon-Sens ou Idées naturelles opposées aux idées surnaturelles... Londres (Amsterdam?), 1782. In-8°, br., coeva. (4), x, 250 pp. Bell' esemplare intonso, nella sua legatura officinale, della rara edizione originale. Audace dissacrante opera illuministica di un assiduo collaboratore dell' Encyclopédie e amico di Diderot. Analisi pessimistica della posizione dell' uomo nel cosmo. Vercruysse, 1780, A1. Casa nonn.

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      Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by and for T. Robson, Head of the Groat-Market..., 1782. iv,[5]-152,151-573 (as printed);576pp., plus twenty-three portrait plates (including the frontis) and one folding plan. Includes extra R1 and R2 leaves in the first volume, but lacks R3 and R4. Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt, gilt leather labels. Extremities worn, some rubbing to boards, joints tender. Occasional minor foxing, some portraits in second volume with manuscript caricature embellishments. Good plus. The first London edition of Murray's important work on the American Revolution to appear with the slightly- altered title of AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR IN AMERICA, dropping the "PRESENT' that appeared in all previous editions of the book. The first Boston edition dropped the word the previous year, and the English printers followed suit. The war was coming to a close, so perhaps Murray felt that the work needed a more lasting title, as the Treaty of Versailles brought an official ending to the American Revolution the next year. This also appears to be the last English edition of the work to be printed in the 18th century. The text is similar to the reset sheets of the 1779-80 edition, as it carries the same pagination error at p.152 of the first volume, though the dedication to King George III on p. iv of the first volume here is dated Jan. 25, 1782. Not in Adams. ESTC N7791. HOWES M916, "aa."

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        Medicinisches Hand-Lexikon, worinn alle Krankheiten, die verschieedenen, und jeder Krankheit insbesondere eigenthümlichen Kennzeichen, die sichersten Vorbauungs- und wirksamsten Heilungsmittel wider dieselbe, sammt einem vollständigen Unterrichte, um im Nothfalle sein eigener Arzt seyn zu können, auf eine jedermann faßliche Art vorgetragen werden. Alles aus den Werken berühmtesten Aerzte gesammelt, und mit einer Menge specifischer Arzeneyen [wider] viele Krankheiten versehen. Erster Band , A - L.

      Augsburg, Joseph Wolffische, 1782. 8°. Titel + 14 n.n. + 728 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. DEA. Erster von zwei Bänden. Apart. - Titel m. Wortverlust, Ecke fachmännisch ergänzt (ebenso an einigen der hinteren Seiten), fachmännisch restauriert, hds. Notizen a. V. und einige Bleistift-Anm. im Text, Besitzsign. a. T., fleckig, tlw. etw. feuchtigkeitsrandig, gutes Exemplar. - \" ... Nur von den Heilmitteln muß ich noch ein paar Worte sagen. Es wäre gar nicht schwer gewesen, alle Arzeneyen, die in diesem Handbuche vorgeschrieben werden, deutsch zu geben; wichtige Ursachen aber bewogen mich, viele derselben in lateinischer Sprache anzuzeigen. Zu geschweigen, daß viele Medicamente sind, deren Gebrauch allemal gefährlich ist, wenn ungeschickte Leute damit umpfuschen wollen; so sond auch viele andere, die man entweder nicht ander als aus der Apotheke bekommen kann ... \" (Zitat aus dem Vorwort des Übersetzers). Versand D: 7,00 EUR Medizin

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        Acta a sanctissimo patre et domino nostro Pio divina providentia Papa Sexto causa itineris sui Vindobonensis anno MDCCLXXXII. Rom, Typ. Rev. Camerae Apostolicae 1782. 4°. 1 Bl., 52 S., mit gr. gest. Titelvignette u. 13 Textkupfer v. Bombelli sowie 4 gest. Vignetten u. 10 gest. Initialen, Goldschn., Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rverg. u. Rsch.

      - Siehe ausf.: Elisabeth Kovács: Der Pabst in Teutschland. Die Reise Pius VI. im Jahre 1782 (Wien 1983).- Reich illustrierter Bericht der Papstreise Pius VI. (1717-1799) nach Wien.- Alarmiert durch die Reformen Kaiser Josephs II., durch die ihm die katholische Kirche in der Habsburgermonarchie gefährdet erschien, reiste Papst Pius VI. 1782 nach Wien um den Kaiser umzustimmen.- Enth. u.a. das Tagebuch v. Joseph Dini v. 27. Feb. bis 13. Juni 1782.- Die Kupfer zeigen u.a. die berühmte Darstellungen des Hochamtes in St. Stephan zu Ostern 1782 (der Thron Josephs II. blieb leer), den Segen Urbi et Orbi vom Balkon der Kirche Am Hof, Audienzen u. Gedenkmünzen.- Ebd. etw. berieben, sonst schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar.# Richly illustrated report of Pope Pius VI journey to Vienna.- Good copy.

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        Anhang til Ambrosii Stubs Poetiske Tanker.

      1782 1782 - Odense: Kgl. Priv. Adresse-Contoir 1782. 96 s. Blad A4 tæt beskåret øverst, ellers velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. blanke omslag i smukt nyere helskind i gammel stil med forgyldt ryg samt forgyldte stregdekorationer på permer ud- og indvendig.

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        Annali d'Italia dal principio dell'era volgare sino all'anno 1500. compilati da Lodovico Antonio Muratori ... dedicati all'illustrissimo signore d. Michele Sancio

      Nella Stamperia del Paci, a spese di Andrea Migliaccio e dal medesimo si vendono nel suo negozio, 1782. ITALIANO 7,4 Opera completa in 17 volumi, l'ultimo è di solo indici. Legature in tutta pergamena muta sul piatto, intestatura manoscritta al dorso del solo vol I, gli altri presentano ai dorsi titoli in oro in gran parte scoloriti. Pagine ingiallite con fioritura, alcune brunite, ogni frontespizio oltre a riportare il periodo esaminato, è ricco di notizie bibliografiche e topografiche, in basso piccolo fregio decorato. Finalini, frontalini e capilettera incisi. Da segnalare legatura parzialmente sciolta al primo tomo, le coperte risultano distaccate dal dorso. Opera perfettamante fruibile USATO

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      Paris: Jacques-François Chereau, 1782. The complete set of six etchings including title, plates 155 x 115 mm, sheets 275 x 200 mm, good impressions, small marginal repair to each plate, pale dampstain to final two plates, generally in good condition, each sheet mounted on guards. 20th-century mottled calf. Joints rubbed. Provenance: William Odom (bookplate); purchased from William Schab, 1984. A charming series of ornament prints representing Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Venus and Mars. Jean Démosthéne Dugourc was a French painter and engraver employed by the Duke of Orléans, the brother of the king. In 1783 he designed costumes and scenery for the opera, and later founded factories for producing wallpaper and playing-cards after his own designs. Berlin Kat. 492; Guilmard, p. 280, no. 95. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        THE WATERY GODS [caption title]

      [London, 1782. Broadside, measuring 10 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Minor soiling. Very good plus. A song sheet commemorating Rodney's naval victory over the French fleet under the command of the Comte de Grasse off Dominica in the West Indies. The Battle of the Saintes was a naval battle that took place over four days in April 1782, in which the British defeated the French fleet whose aim was the capture of Jamaica. This nine verse, six line song tells the tale of the sea gods wakened by the fight and amazed at the glorious victory of the British. ESTC locates four copies - two at the British Library, one at the Bodleian, and one at New York Public. Those records mention a woodcut illustration, which has been neatly trimmed off the top of the sheet and is not present here. ESTC T10517.

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        Histoire géographique, physique, naturelle et civile de la Hollande. Traduit du Hollandois.

      - Bouillon, Aux dépens de la Société Typographique, 1782. 4 tomes. 12mo. [iv],375-[iv],449-421-[iv],392 pp. W.folding coloured map, 7 folding tables, 11 (4 folding) plates. Full mottled calf, raised bands, gilt spine with morocco title-pieces (tear in one table; one costume-plate missing in vol.3; a fresh copy in a very nice binding) Translation of his famous work 'Natuurkundige Historie van Holland' (1769-1778, 6 vol.). The tables indicate force of wind in the years 1743-1764, number of births, marriages, and deaths. Very rare edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annali d'Italia dal principio dell'era volgare sino all'anno 1500. compilati da Lodovico Antonio Muratori . dedicati all'illustrissimo signore d. Michele Sancio

      Nella Stamperia del Paci, a spese di Andrea Migliaccio e dal medesimo si vendono nel suo negozio, NAPOLI 1782 - ITALIANO Opera completa in 17 volumi, l'ultimo è di solo indici. Legature in tutta pergamena muta sul piatto, intestatura manoscritta al dorso del solo vol I, gli altri presentano ai dorsi titoli in oro in gran parte scoloriti. Pagine ingiallite con fioritura, alcune brunite, ogni frontespizio oltre a riportare il periodo esaminato, è ricco di notizie bibliografiche e topografiche, in basso piccolo fregio decorato. Finalini, frontalini e capilettera incisi. Da segnalare legatura parzialmente sciolta al primo tomo, le coperte risultano distaccate dal dorso. Opera perfettamante fruibile

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        Théorie des Machines simples, en ayant égard au frottement de leurs parties et a la roideur des Corages. Piece qui remporté le Prix double de l'Academie des Sciences pour l'année 1781.

      Paris: Moutard, 1782. Extremely rare offprint, with imprint three years before publication in journal form, of this important memoir in which Coulomb created the science of friction. "Coulomb's most celebrated study, one that brought him immediate acclaim, was "Théorie des machines simples," his prize-winning friction study of 1781. He investigated both static and dynamic friction of sliding surfaces and friction in bending of cords and in rolling. From examination of many physical parameters, he developed a series of two-term equations, the first term a constant and the second term varying with time, normal force, velocity, or other parameters. In agreement with Amontons's work of 1699, Coulomb showed that in general there is an approximately linear relationship between friction and normal force; but he extended the investigation considerably to show complex effects due to difference in load, materials, time of repose, lubrication, velocity, and other considerations. Coulomb's work in friction remained a standard of theory and experiment for a century and a half, until the advent of molecular studies of friction in the twentieth century. To quote Kragelsky and Schedrov's recent monograph ([Development of the Science of Friction - Dry Friction (1956)], p. 52) on the history of friction: "Coulomb's contributions to the science of friction were exceptionally great. Without exaggeration, one can say that he created this science" (Gillmor in DSB III.442). The Théorie was delivered orally in 1781 and it won an important prize of the Academy of Sciences, a fact advertised on the title: 'Piece qui a remporté le Prix double de l'Académie des Sciences pour l'Année 1781.' It was published in 1785 in Tom. X of the Mémoires de Mathématique et de Physique Présentés à l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Par Divers Savans, pp. 161-332. The completely different pagination (and signatures) establish the present work as a separate publication, and it was almost certainly intended for limited distribution (Academy members, etc.). OCLC lists three copies of this offprint worldwide: Harvard, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (2 copies or a duplicate record?). No copies located in auction records. "During the period 1720-1793 the Academy offered numerous prizes in essay contests. Capturing one of the handsome awards was not always a guarantee of entrance into the Academy, but those who did win found themselves among an impressive group which included Pierre Bouguer, three Bernoullis (Johann, Johann II and Daniel), Euler, Lagrange, Bossut and Bailly. The contests fell into two main categories, astronomy and maritime ... "The Academy had proposed for the prize for 1779 (and again for 1781), the solution of problems of friction for sliding and rolling surfaces, the resistance to bending in cords and the application of these solutions to simple machines used in the navy. There existed so many friction theories and experimentally determined constants that it was specifically indicated that the contestants must examine "the effects resulting from the stiffness of ropes, being determined after new experiments made on the full scale; it is required also, that the experiments be applicable to machines utilized in the Navy, such as the pulley, the capstan, and the inclined plane." The solutions of some of these problems were of the highest priority. For example, the data on inclined planes would be used in constructing arrangements for ship launchings. Coulomb noted that often when ships were launched by sliding down ways they would stick halfway down, the ways would catch fire from the generated heat or the ship would fall over and possibly suffer major damage .... "In the preface to "Theory of Simple Machines" Coulomb discussed the existing work on friction - the original hypothesis of Amontons and the experimental variances found by Musschenbroek, Camus and Desaguliers. He criticized the neglect of deformation considerations in previous work. Camus and Desaguliers had noted that friction varied with the time that the two static surfaces had remained together before motion, but neither had investigated this relationship. As in previous memoirs, Coulomb acknowledged his debt to Bossut. "The "Theory of Simple Machines" was composed in two parts: 1) the friction of sliding surfaces and 2) the bending of cords and movements of rotation. In each of these sections Coulomb gave numerous figures depicting his apparatus. He carefully described his materials and the reasons for employing each particular piece. For instance he explained that in the investigations on sliding surfaces he disregarded the friction of a small pulley in his friction table apparatus. He did so because in separate experiments he examined the friction in the pulley and found it to be less than 1/150th of the total value in the experiments with the table. In other cases he noted the exact temperature of the air, and examined rope that had been weathered by sun, rain, or salt water. He found correction factors for these variables. In another case he considered the humidity of the air. He left this factor out of his published results only after it was found to have no differential effect on the various experiments. Thus it had been assumed that if a pulley or a plane surface were polished to a high sheen then it could be considered smooth and as frictionless as possible. Desaguliers had stated that such surfaces would produce higher friction values due to cohesive forces. Coulomb discovered that one cannot determine directly by any human sense whether a plane surface, for instance, is perfectly smooth. Nevertheless the friction coefficient can be decreased by "running-in" the object. For a plane surface this would entail passing a very heavy plane object back and forth over its surface. A pulley could be "run-in" by drawing a rope over it for a number of hours. In each case the friction coefficient would be reduced after a period of time, even if the surface had formerly appeared perfectly smooth. "This patient, inquisitive, wide-ranging type of experimentation was unique in the history of friction studies. Coulomb's method produced physical answers expressed in analytical terms that could never arise out of the purely rational approach of an Euler ... And oppositely, Coulomb's use of analysis to frame his experimental laws and to guide him in searching for patterns of development could bring a myriad of facts into account. This was never accomplished by the rambling experimentation of a Bélidor or a Desaguliers ... Coulomb used analytical methods evolved by Parent, Euler, Daniel Bernoulli, and Bossut. He extended and codified the experiments of Amontons, Desaguliers, and others. It was just this fruitful combination of analysis and directed experiment that led him to his results. "In nearly all of Coulomb's formulas for calculating friction effects he employed two-term equations. These contained a constant term and a term varying with time, normal force, velocity, or some other parameter. These formulas accounted for the small effect due to cohesion or surface films and the larger effect due to mechanical interaction ... In articles III and IV at the beginning of his memoir he noted the five most important parameters in static and dynamic friction: the nature of materials and their surface coatings the extent of surface area normal force the length of time that the surfaces remain in contact before motion begins (time of repose) the relative velocity of the contact surfaces. Coulomb then proceeded immediately to discuss the two major hypotheses for the cause of friction phenomena: first, the engagement or enmeshing of surface asperities; and second, the cohesion of the surface molecules. Those, as Desaguliers, who held that friction depended on the area of surface contact, employed the cohesion theory to explain friction. Most others accounted for it by the use of Amontons' mechanical surface-asperity theory ... Coulomb said that Amontons' Law held for most practical cases of friction phenomena. By this he meant that there was an approximately linear relationship between friction and normal forces but that this did not remain constant from one material to another ... "Coulomb became aware that Amontons' Law did not accurately reflect the situation in friction problems. Abbé Bossut had been the first to indicate clearly the difference between static and dynamic friction but he had not sufficiently examined the problem. Camus and Desaguliers had noted that the friction of a body shocked or shaken was less than that of a body started from rest but they had not tried to determine the relation that exists between these two kinds of friction. Bossut had noted that the longer two surfaces remained in static contact the harder it was to start them in motion. Coulomb ... advanced the suggestion that the contacting surfaces might be covered with a small surface layer or film. "Of greater import than the small cohesion contributions was the factor of normal force. According to Amontons' Law, the friction was approximately proportional only to the normal force exerted by the upper body. Amontons further added that the friction force was equal to about one-third of the normal force. Amontons had expressed both surface-asperity and surface-spring hypotheses to explain the behaviour of friction. However, he considered springs to deform instantaneously. Coulomb was faced with the following experimental facts: metals seemed to have approximately the same coefficient of friction for both static and dynamic conditions; friction in fibrous materials, on the other hand, varied depending upon the length of time the surfaces had remained in contact and upon the velocity of surface motion. Adapting the "brush bristle" analogy of Musschenbroek, Coulomb explained the variation of friction with the time of repose and with velocity in fibrous matter in the following way: if wood fibers are considered as little springs capable of deformation, then as two substances remained pressed together, their asperities would interlock or enmesh more and more with time of repose. There was a definite time needed for this deformation to occur. After increasing for a time the static friction seemed to reach a limit value. Coulomb assumed that this limit indicated the occurrence of full deformation. In dynamic friction, the surface asperities did not have time enough to enmesh, thus, the surface asperities could be regarded as almost rigid and the friction would be proportional to normal force alone. "Under "enormous" pressures the surface asperities or cavities became bent, and with increasing velocity the asperities enmeshed less and less. This would explain the relative decrease of friction with increasing velocity at high pressures. Metals did not seem to share this property. There was no effect of time of repose, nor of lessening friction with velocity. This was easily explained by Coulomb. Wood was thought to be composed of flexible, elastic, elongated fibers. Metal, however, was composed of "angular, globular, hard and inflexible parts, so that no degree of pressure nor of tension can change the shape of the parts which cover the surface of metals" ... "In sum, Coulomb's hybrid two-term formulas and his composite theory gave a very good account of known frictional behaviour" (Gillmor, pp. 127-136). The present work presents a bibliographical puzzle. The leading American scholar of Coulomb, C.S. Gillmor of Wesleyan University, does not list this 1782 publication of the Théorie des Machines in the DSB article or his monograph, Coulomb and the evolution of Physics and Engineering in 18th-century France (1972). According to Gillmor, the first published version of the present work appeared in 1785 on pages 161-332 of vol. X of the Mémoires de Mathématique et de Physique Présentés à l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Par Divers Savans. The Norman catalogue also cites the 1785 journal appearance as being the first. The plates in the present edition (figures 1-27 on plates numbered II-VI) are integral with the text, and appear to be the same as those in the journal publication (the 'missing' plate I belongs to a different article in the journal). Each plate contains the printed title 'Scavants Etrangers T.X. Pag. 332' within the platemark. This links the plates to the journal, since the plates in such publications are generally bound at the end of the article and the page number is precisely the last numbered page of the work in the journal publication (332). But, the pagination in the present edition is completely different, pp. [1]-172, and the date of the imprint is three years earlier. This anomaly may be explained by the fact that the volumes of the Mémoires at this time were published about once every five years - the previous Tom. IX was published in 1780. The text and plates of each volume were probably printed over a period of years, so that the present work may have been printed in 1782 even though the complete volume of the Mémoires was not completed until three tears later. Separate printings of Coulomb's other Academy memoirs are known, for example his Mémoires sur l'Électricité et le Magnétism (Horblit 31b; Dibner 58; Norman 527). Those printings, however, were probably assembled after their appearance in journal form and issued by the printer as collections, with new title pages, from leftover sheets from the journal publication as they are not separately-paginated and retain the signatures of the journal issue. The offered item is thus a highly unusual case of a true offprint preceding the journal issue by several years. The present work was first published in book form in 1809, and again in 1821. Norman 526 (journal issue); Roberts & Trent, p. 82 (1821 book edition). Gillmor, Coulomb and the evolution of Physics and Engineering in 18th-century France, 1972. 4to (249 x 190 mm), [1-3] 4-172 pp., 5 plates numbered ii-vi (fully complete), contemporary half calf over marbled boards, front and rear boards with some surface wear and scratches, lower capital chipped, spine with moderate ware, very light spootting to a few leaves. A very nice and completley unrestored copy.

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        Cours d'étude du Prince de Parme [...]

      Aux deus-ponts, 1782 [ma Parma: Bodoni, 1775]. 13 tomi rilegati in 11 volumi. Vol. I: [4], 128, 294; Vol. II: [4], 400; Vol. III: [4], 326; Vol. IV: [4], 229; Vol. V: [4], 706, [3]; Vol. VI: [4], 672, [1]; Vol. VII: [4], 660, [1]; Vol. VIII: [4], 732; Vol. IX: [4], 646, [1]; Vol. X: [4], 654, [1]; Vol. XI: [4], 708, [1]; Vol. XII: [4], 736, [1]; Vol. XIII: [4], 366, 84, [8] pagine. 23x16 cm.Rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle con tasselli in rosso e blu, con alcune leggere abrasioni. Esemplare a pieni margini. Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta del primo volume e 9 tavole incise, piu' volte ripiegate, poste tra il primo e il secondo volume. [M151] Rara edizione originale, da non confondersi con le numerose contraffazioni coeve. Sono note le vicende che indussero Bodoni a pubblicare quest'opera con false note di stampa, vicende dettagliatamente riferite da Giuseppe De Lama, il maggior biografo di Bodoni nell'opera "Vita del Cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni: tipografo italiano e catalogo cronologico delle sue edizioni" (Parma, 1816), qui riportate in sintesi. Questa edizione, compiuta molto prima del 1782, si è registrata con quest'anno per essere quello indicato sul frontespizio. Ciò si evince dai registri della Stamperia reale di Parma, nei quali si apprende che una prova se ne fece nel maggio del 1769, e l'edizione si concluse nel 1773. Terminata la stampa, alcune proposizioni un po' troppo ardite, che ferivano particolarmente la corte di Spagna, ne fecero sospendere la pubblicazione, su pressione dell'allora ministro di Stato del duca di Parma, il marchese Don Ferdinando De Llano. Ciò nonostante, videro la luce due edizioni contraffatte, datate rispettivamente 1775 e 1776. La loro diffusione indusse il governo ducale ad autorizzare nel 1782 la pubblicazione, seppure con alcune varianti apportate dallo stesso Autore, dell'edizione genuina, la cui intera tiratura era ancora custodita nei magazzini della Stamperia reale. Sul frontespizio definitivo fu apposta l'indicazione: "Aux deux-ponts, 1782".

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        Relation de deux voyages dans les mers Australes et des Indes, faits en 1771, 1772, 1773 et 1774 par M. de Kerguelen Commandant les vaisseaux du Roi le Berrier, la Fortune, le Gros-Ventre, le Rolland, l'Oiseau et la Dauphine. ou Extrait du Journal de la Navigation pour la découverte des terres Australes, et pour la vérification d'une nouvelle route proposée pour abréger d'environ huit cents lieues la traversée d'Europe à la chine.

      Paeis - 1782 - Chez Knapen & Fils, Paeis - 1782, in-8, relié, VIII + 244 pages et 1 carte dépliante in fine Edition originale, reliure d'époque, tranches marbrées. Ouvrage extrêmement rare car il fut saisi en raison de sa dédicace à la Patrie et de très nombreux exemplaires furent détruits. Bel état intérieur, la reliure reste satisfaisante malgré quelques frottements et la coiffe supérieur manquante (voir photos) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hemisphere Oriental

      Artist: Dezauche JA; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1782 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 51,5 x 51,5; - description: map of the eastern hemisphere after G. de l'Isle with the itineraries of Capitan Cook.; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Voyage aux Indes orientales et à la Chine depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781 : Dans Lequel on Traite Des Moeurs, de la Religion, Des Sciences & Des Arts Des Indiens, Des Chinois, Des Pégouins, & Des Madégasses ; Suivi D'Observations Sur le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, Les Isles de France & de Bourbon, Les Maldives, Ceylan, Malacca, Les Philippines & Les Moluques, & de Recherches Sur L'Histoire Naturelle de ces Pays

      Chez l'auteur|& Froulé|& Nyon. - Chez l'auteur & Froulé & Nyon, A Paris 1782, In-8 (14x22cm), xxij, 340pp. et (6) 376pp. et (6) 362pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Edition illustrato con 7 piastre di piegatura. Leganti metà di pelle di pecora smeraldo po 'più tardi. Torna liscio decorato con 4 ferri e rulli. parti del titolo e numero del volume in marocchino rosso. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition in-8 après l'originale in-4 parue la même année, et illustrée de 7 planches dépliantes. Le prix de l'édition de luxe in-4 avec ses 140 gravures engagea l'auteur à réaliser une édition plus abordable. Dans les éditions du XIXe, l'atlas sera vendu à part des volumes de texte. Reliures en demi basane émeraude légèrement postérieure. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fers et roulettes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête du tome 1 élimée en partie, et  queue comportant un petit manque. Coiffe de tête du tome 3 arrachée. Assez bon ensemble avec une belle fraîcheur du papier. Célèbre relation du naturaliste Pierre Sonnerat (1748-1814) qui renferme une documentation interessante et abondante sur les contrees de l'Ocean Indien, de l'Inde et de la Chine, notamment sur les plantes et les animaux. La première partie de l'ouvrage est un précis sur l'Inde, les moeurs et la religion des indous, puis l'auteur établit un mémoire sur les arts et les sciences des chinois. L'auteur retrace également la description de l'île de Madagascar, de la Réunion (îles Bourbon), des Maldives, de Ceylan. Le volume 3, après le recit d'un voyage aux Molluques est consacré à la description de la faune et de la flore, c'est sans doute la partie la plus remarquable de l'ouvrage. Tampon : Granger.  

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        Die Räuber, ein Trauerspiel. Neue für die Mannheimer Bühne verbesserte Auflage.

      Mannheim: Schwanische Buchhandlung 1782 - Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 166 S., Einband, Außengelenke und Ecken berieben, Vorsatz weitgehend mit Marginalien in Tinte ausgefüllt, Titelblatt mit kleinem Eckabriß, wenige Blätter oben mit Wasserrand, mehrere Seiten etwas stockig, sonst gut (II) * Erstausgabe WG 6. ANGEBUNDEN: 1) Die Verschwörung des Fiesko zu Genua. Ein republikanisches Trauerspiel. Mannheim: Schwanische Hofbuchhandlung 1784. 176 S.; 3 Bll. mit Randausrissen (S. 7,15 und 49. Textverlust !!), fast durchgehend etwas stockig. 2) Kabale und Liebe, ein bürgerliches Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen. Frankfurt und Leipzig, ohne Verlag 1784 (W/G nennt Mannheim: Schwan,aber gleiches Jahr und Seitenzahl), 167 S., mit gest. Vignetten. Fast durchgehend etwas stockig, S. 13 mit Randausriß ohne Textverlust, sonst ordentlich. 5981 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 320 Kl.-8°, späterer Pb. mit hs. Rückenschild, Rotschnitt [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vida y hechos del Ingenioso Caballero Don Quixote de la Mancha. Nueva edición repartida en cuatro Tomos en octavo para la mayor comodidad. Corregida e ilustrada con quarenta y quatro estampas.

      - Madrid, Manuel Martín, 1782, 4 tomos, 15,5 x 11 cm., pasta española de época, hilos dorados en los planos, lomos con adornos, 15 h. + 301 págs. + 2 h. = 2 h. + 484 págs. + 3 h. = 10 h. + 450 págs. + 5 h. = 2 h. + 387 págs. + 4 h. (Bonita edición ilustrada con 46 grabados en madera, cuatro de ellos al comienzo de cada tomo a modo de frontis y 42 intercalados en el texto repartidos entre los 4 tomos). CERVANTES

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        Storia Ecclesiastica dallo stabilimento della Chiesa sino al presente, Divisa per secoli dall'Abate Bonaventura Racine, celebre epitomista dell'Abate Claudio Fleury. Accresciuta dall'Autore de' Fatti ulteriori interessanti, raccolti da più accurati Crit

      NAPOLI: A Spese ed appresso Gaetano Castellano - Napoli, 1782. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 18,8 24,2. Storia Ecclesiastica divisa per secoli I, II,III, IV,V,VI,VII,VIII,IX,X USATO

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        Quaderno de Cavildos selebrados eneste corriente año de 1782." Manuscript in ink, on paper.

      (Mexico), N.p., various dates, 1782. - Folio (31 x 22 cm.), stitched. Written by many hands on papel sellado of D. Carlos III, with multiple seals and occasional dates (1778-1782). Uncut. Scattered pinpoint spots on first leaf. Fold lines and some soiling on final blank verso. In very good condition. Includes dozens of original signatures. (23 ll.), 5 printed ll., (14 ll). Foliated in old ink manuscript, beginning with the second leaf ("564-599"), with blank leaves skipped. *** These earliest records of the cabildo of Quiahuiztlan (in Tlaxcala, central Mexico) are concerned with elections and appointments of government officials by the town council (f. 564r-583v). The first printed document, dated September 20, 1782, orders the dissemination of a recipe for preventing chahuistle, a fungus that attacks corn (4 ll.). The second printed document, dated October 15, 1782, deals with the dissemination of the recipe (1 l., 1 blank l.), as does the first manuscript leaf following. The next two manuscript documents are concerned with a lottery (ff. 590-591). The rest deal with water (ff. 592-599).***

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      A SPESE ED APPRESSO GAETANO CASTELLANO, NAPOLI 1782 - In 8. cm 24,5x20,5. Pp. XXVIII+311+(1)+XIV+297+(1), XII+260+296, 312+XVI+272, XII+295+(1)+III+(1)+250, XII+191+(1)+XII+239+(1), XV+(1)+264+(4)+259+(1), (4)+271+(1)+IV+303+(1), XXII+(2)+252+III+(1)+242+(2), IV+352+IV+308, IV+339+(1)+XXXI+(1)+295+(1). Peso Kg. 10,800 Bella edizione napoletana del 1782 di questa interessante opera di Bonaventure Racine (1708-1755) ecclesiastico e storico francese. racine fu perseguitato in quanto considerato seguace delle dottrine gianseniste e i suoi volumi messi all'indice. L'opera è composta da venti tomi legati insieme in dieci volumi ed è completa. L'autore descrive la storia della Chiesa dal I secolo fino al XVII compreso.Tavola cronologica in ogni tomo. Frontespizio del primo tomo in rosso e nero. Bella marca editoriale in ogni tomo: Fenice che emerge dalle fiamme e motto "post fata resurgo".Tagli azzurri marmorizzati. In ottime condizioni e completo. Copertina in mezza pelle ottocentesca a quattro nervi con titolo e ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Legatura in ottime condizioni. Pagine in buone condizioni con rare fioriture. Buco a pag. 143 del tomo nono con perdita di testo per un difetto di stampa. Lievi gore d'umidità al margine superiore del tomo XV. Ultima carta bianca mancante al tomo VIII. Beautiful neapolitan edition of 1782 of this interesting work by Bonaventure Racine (1708-1755) french churchman and historian. Racine was persecuted because follower of Jansenius ideas and his volumes put into index. The work is made up of twenty tomes bound together in ten volumes and it is complete. The author describes the history of Church from I century until XVII century included.Chronological chart in each tome. Title page of the first tome in red and black carachter. Beautiful editorial mark in each tome: Fenice che emerge dalle fiamme e motto "post fata resurgo".Light blue external edges of pages. In very good conditions and complete. Half leather cover with four nerfs with rich golden title and decorations in very good conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Binding in very good conditions. Pages in very good conditions with occasional foxings. Little hole in pag. 143 of tome IX with loss of text for a fault in printing. Slight water stain in the upper edge of tome XV. Last blank page in tomo VIII is missing. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 800,00 euro.

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        Beschreibung der königlich dänischen Residenz-Stadt Kopenhagen

      Kopenhagen, Pelt, 3. Auflage 1782. - und der königlichen Landschlösser. Mit einem gefalteten Plan der Stadt, 3 Blatt, 243 Seiten, 2 Blatt, Halblederband der Zeit, 20 x 12 cm, Einband etwas berieben, die letzten 2 Blatt mit handschriftlicher Markierung im weißen Rand, sonst gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris -1792 1782 - Serie von 28 Kupferstichen (Pl. 1-28) aus "Encyclopédie méthodique .", jeweils 22 x 16 cm. - Kräftig gedruckt und überwiegend frisch, einige wenige Blätter mit kleinen Flecken oder Randmängeln. Enthält Abbildungen, Schnitte und Details von Pendel- und Taschenuhren, Darstellungen von Zifferblättern, Werkzeugen etc. sowie einen Blick in eine Uhrmacherwerkstätte. - Dekorative und gesuchte Reihe aus einer kleinformatigen Ausgabe der berühmten, ab 1751 erschienenen Enzyklopädie von Diderot und d'Alembert.

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        Collection des Moralistes Anciens

      Didot l'Aîné et De Bure lAîné, Paris., 1782. First edition. 12mo. Eight volumes only, from a series of sixteen which was issued piecemeal and is now most often found in incomplete form. The British Library, for instance, has only eleven of the volumes. Period uniform bindings of full calf with gilt decorations to spine and cover edges, gilt rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, leather spine labels. Discours préliminaire pour servir d'introduction à la morale de Séneque par M. N[aigeon]. 149 pages.Morale de Séneque extraite de ses oeuvres. Two volumes. pp 176; 184.Les entretiens mémorables de Socrate, traduits du gréc de Xenophon par M. Levesque. Two volumes. pp 202; 234.Caractères de Théophraste, et pensées morales de Ménandre, traduits par M. Levesque. 153 pages.Pensées morales d'Isocrate, extraites de ses oeuvres, et traduites par M. l'Abbé Auger. 144 pages.Pensées morales de Cicéron, recueillies et traduites par M. Levesque. 187 pages.Jacques-André Naigeon (1738-1810) was an atheist philosopher and one of Diderot's encyclopédistes. His Memoires historiques et philosophiques, sur la vie et les ouvrages de Denis Diderot appeared in 1821.One volume bears the engraved bookplate of M. Saulot de Bospin, Fermier Général. All but one of the volumes has a small leather ex libris with the initials JCD.Some very light wear to corners. Near fine. A very bright and attractive group.

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        Ornamenti Diversi Inventati Disegnati ed esequiti

      [Milan, 1782]. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Large folio (585 x 430 mm). 24 engraved ornamental illustrations by Giacomo Mercoli after Giocondo Albertolli (the last 4 on 2 plates), all with fine contemporary coloring, contemporary blue tissue guards. Contemporary Italian gilt-paneled sprinkled calf, artist's name gilt-lettered on covers. Some light staining to covers, a generally fine and fresh set. FIRST EDITION. The Swiss-born architect, painter, and sculptor Giocondo Albertolli played a key role in the transition from rococo to neoclassical style in northern Italy. He prepared this work, and two others, while professor of architectural ornament at the Brera Academy in Milan. He worked on numerous North-Italian masterpieces, most notably the famed lakeside Villa Melzi d'Eril in Bellagio. The engravings here show designs of friezes, ceilings and candelabra. Rare in colored state. See Thieme/B. 1, 221. Berlin Kat. 595; Brunet, I:136; Cicognara 390.

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        Historical fragments of the Mogul empire. Of the Morattoes, and of the English concerns, in Indostan, from the year M, DC, LIX.

      London printed for C. Nourse in the Strand 1782 - First edition. 8vo., [2],234,[44],[3]pp., 3 folding maps, modern half calf gilt, red morocco label , an excellent copy. Orme entered the East India Company's service in 1743 and served as a member of the council at Madras 1754-58. After his return to England he was appointed Historiographer to the Company in 1769. Pickett 1282. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nieuw Jaars Courant [Wish card, New Year]

      New year's wish card, woodcut and letterpress published in Amsterdam in 1782. On the top a collection of small views of spots of Amsterdam, from three different woodblocks; among these the Zuiderkerk, the Munt, the Royal palace, the Oudekerk, the Westerkerk, the Jan Roodenpoortstoren and the Haringpakkerstoren. Signed in the middle plate below, 'H. Numan' [see also Rijksprentkabinet RP-P-OB-86.807 for a later edition of the same blocks]. Titled above: 'NIEUW JAARS COURANT / Opgedraagen aan alle HEEREN, KOOPLIEDEN, BURGERS en INWOONERS der Stad AMSTERDAM, / door hunnen bereidwilligen Dienaar, den Ombrenger der Couranten en Dominees-Briefjes. / Op den eersten dag van het Jaar onzes Heeren, Anno 1782.... ' On the bottom the address of the publisher: 'Te Amsterdam by J.VERLEM, Boekenverkooper in de Gravestraat, en aanstaande Mey 1782, in de Warmoestraat, het derde Huys van de Pylsteeg' Broadside sheet woodcut and letterpress on paper; total: 328 x 202 mm; signs of foldings, especially along the margins.

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        Versuch einer Naturgeschichte der Eingeweidwürmer thierischer Körper.

      Philipp Adam Pape, Blankenburg 1782 - 471 S. mit 44 teils mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln, ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 8. SEPTEMER 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 11. SEPTEMBER! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 Groß 8°, Haldleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel auf Lederrückenschild und mit Rückenvergoldung, Einband minimal berieben, die Außendeckel in Papierschutzumschlag fest eingeschlagen, Vorsatz mit sauberen Anmerkungen von alter Hand, Tafeln vereinzelt lose (die Bindung jedoch fest), Papier nur ganz vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig, insgesamt gutes und sauberes Exemplar,

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        The Beauties of Hume and Bolingbroke. London, G. Kearsly

      1782 - First Edition. 12mo, xxxii, 262pp, engraved title with round head and shoulders portrait of Hume, contemporary marbled boards, without the final advertisement leaf. Jessop, p. 8 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Norwich: Printed by John Trumbull, 1782. [24]pp. Self wrappers, stitched. Minor toning, soiling, and dampstaining, some contemporary ink marginalia, handful of horizontal tears reaching some text. Overall good. An exceedingly rare Connecticut almanac printed in the last years of the American Revolution. Includes "The Thoughts of an Astronomer in his Study" on pp.17-19, with a few lines relating to George Washington: "I view'd some stars here in New-England skies, Portending good, as they did set and rise; And now, bright Hesperus, the harbinger of day, Smiles gently down, on glorious Washington's sway; The crowding years roll'd swiftly on to view, The glorious actions he was born to do...." Only three copies in ESTC, two at the American Antiquarian Society and one at the Connecticut College Library. BRISTOL B5617. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44286. TRUMBULL 1860. DRAKE 358. ESTC W25176.

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        Voyage dans la Haute Pensylvanie et dans l'État de New-York, Par un Membre adoptif de la Nation Onéida. Traduit et publié par l'auteur des Lettres d'un Cultivateur Américain. 3 Bände.

      8. Rote Halblederbde im Stil der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern, Rückenvergoldung und Rotschnitt. Kollation: 1) xxxj, 427 S. Frontispiz (Porträt G. Washington), 3 Tafeln (1 gefaltet 2 Indianer-Porträts), mehrfach gefaltete Karte (die Ostküste inkl. Delaware, Maine und die Großen Seen) 2) xiii, 434 S. mit 2 Falttafeln (Teilansichten Niagara-Fälle), 1 Faltkarte (Ostküste von Savannah, Georgia, bis Chesapeak Bay, Virginia) und 1 Faltplan (Niagara-Fälle mit dem Isthmus zwischen Ontario- und Eriesee) 3) xii, 409 S. mit 4 Falttabellen (Kanäle der USA, Bevölkerungsstatistik, Schiffsverkehr New York Stadt, Schiffsbau New York State) und 1 Faltplan (alte Indianer-Siedlung und -Festung am Muskinghum/Ohio) - Sabin (#17501) mit falscher Kollation des 3. Teils. J. H. St. J Crevecoeur, der Autor des "Cultivateur Américain" (in Englisch zuerst 1782), gibt vor, nur der Übersetzer und Herausgeber der "Voyage" zu sein, ist aber vermutl. selbst der Verfasser. Crevecoeur kam als 16jähriger nach Nordamerika, verbrachte dort ein Vierteljahrhundert u. a. als Adoptivkind des Stammes der Oneiden, traf G. Washington und besuchte die erste Zusammenkunft des Congresses . "His experience, therefore, enables him to give much information and personal gossip not readily found elsewhere" (Sabin, ibd.), was z. B. auch die indianischen Angelegenheiten betrifft. Etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand -1788 1782 - Six volumes, 4to. First edition of volumes 4-6, new edition of volumes 1-3, engraved frontispiece portrait by Hall after Reynolds, 3 maps (2 folding), half titles to volumes 2-6, errata leaf in volume 6, small water stain to lower blank margin of volume 1, a few spots to endpapers otherwise exceptionally clean internally, contemporary diced russia gilt, volume 6 unnumbered (assume, quirky binder's error), natural age-wear making a very handsome set. Decline and Fall ranks as a "masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style and has remained one of the ageless historical works which. maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar" (PMM). Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in its ambitious scope and brings to vivid life the collapse of a magnificent military, political and administrative structure. Proceeding at a brisk pace, the original fourteen volumes describe debauched emperors, corrupt practices, usurpers and murderers, bloody battles, plunder and loot, barbarian hordes, tumultuous events like the Crusades and invaders like Genghis Khan and many more. Later, it was condensed by various editors to make it available to more readers. Much of it seems like a modern battle epic or a gory scary movie with endless passages depicting power struggles, blood-drenched paths to the throne, ruthless killing of innocent women and children and the final disappearance of a mighty empire. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by an English historian who was inspired to write it when he undertook the Grand Tour and visited Rome as a young man in 1762. The book eventually took more than 20 years to complete and was received with both bouquets and brickbats. The Church banned it quite a few times as it was considered to have blasphemous passages about the Church. Gibbon was attacked by many devout Christians as a "paganist." Setting the starting point with the Emperor Augustus in 27 BC, Gibbon pursues the Romans relentlessly on to their final defeat in Constantinople in the 15th Century AD with the rise of the Turkish Ottomans. Stretching across North Africa, Europe and the Middle East as well as some parts of modern-day Asia, the Roman Empire was a tremendous human enterprise. Successively added to by emperor after emperor, it finally disintegrated and ceased being the "empire without end." Gibbon initially planned to write a history of the city of Rome but found himself so immersed in the subject that it gradually grew into a work about the empire itself. He provides interesting theories for the collapse of the Empire. The rise of Christianity, Islam and the attacks of various wild and brutal hordes contributed to the fall of this mighty Colossus. PMM 222. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage pittoresque de la Grece.

      Paris J.J. Blaise -1809-1824 1782 - First edition, third issue of first volume, 2 volumes in 3, large folio. Portrait, 3 engraved titles, 2 maps, 285 engraved plates, table, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tips, rebacked, scattered light foxing, a very good set. Very good example of the first edition of one of the most celebrated Voyages pittoresques. Choiseul-Gouffier's masterpiece is the first publication of a travel voyage that is composed mainly of illustrations of places which are complementary to a narrative and descriptive text. This work established the model for later "Voyages pittoresques" not only in format but also by the employment of different artists. Notable artists used in this work include Saint-Aubin and Moreau le Jeune. Volume 1 contains a discourse on Greek history and the struggle for liberty. Primarily, though, it is an account of the author's travels through Greece and is heavily illustrated with maps, views of natural wonders and classical ruins. The first part of the second volume is a reconstruction of the Troad, that area of the Mediterranean associated with the "Iliad". It reflects the author's reduced circumstances and is sparsely illustrated. The second part, published after Choiseul-Gouffier's death by his friends from notes left by him, is a much more luxurious effort, probably as the result of subsidy, and is again heavily illustrated. Atabey 241; Blackmer 342; Cohen-de-Ricci 238; Millard French Books, 51; Brunet, I, 1847; Koç, Constantinople I, 145; . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Räuber, ein Trauerspiel. Neue für die Mannheimer Bühne verbesserte Auflage.

      Mannheim: Schwanische Buchhandlung 1782. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 166 S., Kl.-8°, späterer Pb. mit hs. Rückenschild, Rotschnitt Einband, Außengelenke und Ecken berieben, Vorsatz weitgehend mit Marginalien in Tinte ausgefüllt, Titelblatt mit kleinem Eckabriß, wenige Blätter oben mit Wasserrand, mehrere Seiten etwas stockig, sonst gut (II) * Erstausgabe WG 6. ANGEBUNDEN: 1) Die Verschwörung des Fiesko zu Genua. Ein republikanisches Trauerspiel. Mannheim: Schwanische Hofbuchhandlung 1784. 176 S.; 3 Bll. mit Randausrissen (S. 7,15 und 49. Textverlust !!), fast durchgehend etwas stockig. 2) Kabale und Liebe, ein bürgerliches Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen. Frankfurt und Leipzig, ohne Verlag 1784 (W/G nennt Mannheim: Schwan,aber gleiches Jahr und Seitenzahl), 167 S., mit gest. Vignetten. Fast durchgehend etwas stockig, S. 13 mit Randausriß ohne Textverlust, sonst ordentlich. 5981 Versand D: 4,50 EUR Deutsche Literatur, Erstausgabe, Dramen, Tragödien

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        Sämmtliche kleinere Schriften die Arzney - Wundarzneykunst und Naturgeschichte betreffend. Im Teutschen mit vielen neuen Zusätzen u. Vermehrungen des Verfassers bereichert, von J.F.M.Herbell. 6 Theile in 3 Bdn.

      Leipzig, bey Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1782-1790, 8, 1182 pp., mit 25 meist gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln, 6 Halbledereinbände der Zeit Rücken erneuert, etwas fleckig, feines Exemplar. Selten - Die erste Ausgabe von Peter Campers "Sämmtliche Kleinere Schriften" enthalten 45 Abhandlungen mit 25 Kupfersichttafeln.Hier ein Verzeichnis der Abhandlungen:Ersten Bandes, erstes Stück (Leipzig (1782) (2)* , 157, (1) pp., 4 gef. Kupfern): 1.: Brief an Herrn Conrector Maas zu Cleve, die Ausgabe dieser kleinen Schriften des Herrn Camper betreffend. 2.: Auszüge aus zweyen in der Amsterdammer Malerakademie gehaltenen Vorlesungen. 3.: Rede über den Ursprung und die Farbe der Schwarzen, gehalten in Gröningen auf der anatomischen Schaubühne, den 14. Nov. 1764. 4.: Kurze Nachricht von der Zergliederung eines jungen Elephanten. 5.: Abhandlung über die Bildung der großen Knochen der Vögel und deren Verschiedenheit in besonderen Arten nebst einem Kupfer. 6.: Brief an die Herausgeber der Hedendaagsche Vaderlandsche Letteroeffeningen über denselben Gegenstand. 7.: Anhang zum vorhergehenden Briefe. Ueber das Härten des Stahls. Abhandlung über die Zeugung der Amerikanischen Kröten oder Pipa nebst einem Kupfer. 8.: Anmerkungen über das Singen der männlichen Frösche nebst einem Kupfer. 9.: Anhang zu der Abhandlung über die hohlen Knochen der Vögel nebst einem Kupfer. ----* Mit dem sehr seltenen ursprünglichen Titelblatt von 1792!Ersten Bandes, zweytes Stück (Leipzig (1784) (6*+8) Bl., 184, (4) pp., 6 gef. Kupfern): 1.: Abhandlung über das Gehör der schuppigen Fische, nebst zwey Kupfern. 2.: --- über das Gehör des Pottfisches, nebst, drey Kupfern. 3.: Kurze Nachricht von der Zergliederung verschiedenen Orang Utangs. 4.: Ueber den Steinschnitt in zwey Zwischenräumen der Zeit. 5.: Ueber das Hinken der Kinder. 6.: Abhandlung über die beste Form der Schuhe, nebst einem Kupfer. ---- * diese sechs Seiten sind erst 1784 erschien und sollten eigentlich das Titelblatt des ersten Bandes, erster Theil ersetzen und begleiten der in diesem Exemplar von 1782 noch enthalten ist.Zweyter Bandes, erstes Stück (Leipzig (1785) (10, 2), 183, (1) pp., 4 gef. Kupfern): 1.: Abhandlung über den Sitz des beinernen Gehörorgans, und über einen der wichtigsten Theile dieses Werkzeugs selbst bey Wallfischen, nebst zwey Kupfern. 2.: Abhandlung über die Ursachen der mancherley Brüche in neugebohrnen Kindern, nebst einem Kupfer. & Fortsetzung der nämlichen Abhandlung. 4.: Abhandlung über das Verfertigen der Bruchbänder, nebst 1 Kupfer. 5.: Abhandlung über die Fisteln.Zweyter Bandes, zweytes Stück (Leipzig (1787) (16), 181, (1) pp., 4 gef. Kupfern): 1.: Abhandlung über das Gehörorgan der Fische, nebst drey Kupfern. & Zusätze zu derselben. 2.: Beobachtungen über das Rennthier. 3.: Nachricht vom Sprechwerkzeug des Orang-Utang, nebst einem Kupfer. 4.: Anmerkungen über die Veränderungen, welche die Steine in der Harnblase der Menschen erleiden, nebst einem Kupfer. 5.: Abhandlung des Maret über den Vorzug des Steinschnitts in verschiedenen Zeiten. 6.: Vorschriften des A.C. Celsus über den Steinschnitt. 7.: Vorschriften des Albucasis über den Steinschnitt in verschiedenen Zeiten. 8.: Anmerkungen des Verfassers Le Dran vom Steinschnitte in verschiedenen Zeiten. 9.: Anmerkungen des ten Haaff und van Wy über den Steinschnitt in verschiedenen Zeiten. 10.: Methode den Steinschnitt bey Männern in verschiedenen Zeiten zu verrichten.Dritten Bandes, erstes Stück (Leipzig (1788) (16), 221, (1) pp., 4 gef. Kupfern): 1.: Muthmaßungen über einige im St. Petersberge bey Mastricht gefundene Versteinerungen, mit zwey Kupfern. 2.: Kurze Nachricht von Dúgon des Grafen von Buffon und der Siren Lacertina des Ritters von Linne, mit einem Kupfer. 3.: Vorlesungen über das heutige herumgehende Viehsterben, mit einem Kupfer. & Zusätze. 4.: Nachtrag zu den Ausmessungen der Kiefern besonderer Thiere. 5.: Schreiben an die Generalstaaten, die Einimpfung der Viehseuche betreffend. 6.: Von der Einimpfung der Rindviehseuche, ihren Vortheilen und Bedingungen. 7.: Erläuterungen einer in der Königl. Preuß. Instruction von 1765 befindlichen Stelle, das Verwesen der Häute betreffend. & Zusätze. 8.: Ueber die Lungenwürmer. & Zusätze. 9.: Ueber die Bellensucht der Kälber. 10.: Ueber die Giftseuche.Dritter Bandes, zweytes Stück (Leipzig (1790) (8), 183, (1) pp., 3 gef. Kupfern): 1.: Anmerkungen über die Einimpfung der Blattern durch Beobachtungen bestätigt, mit zwey Kupfern. 2.: Bemerkungen über Van Swietens Gedanken von den Blattern. 3.: Abhandlung von der wahren Natur der Entstehung des Krebses und einem sehr wesentlichen und sicheren Zeichen der Unheilbarkeit der Krebsgeschwülste in der Brust, nebst einem Kupfer. 4.: Zusätze zur Abhandlung über die Ursachen der mancherley Brücke in neugebohrnen Kindern. 5.: Nähere Aufklärung einer Stelle in den Bemerkungen über die Veränderungen, welche die Steine in der Harnblase der Menschen erleiden, S. die. kl. Schr. 2.Bd. 2 St. S.74Pieter Camper (1722-1789), "an artist of skill, made his mark as an anthropologist and craniologist. He discovered the processus vaginalis of the peritoneum and the fibrous structure of the eye, and made several other important contributions to medical sience."Garrison & Morton No. 77

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        Meshech Weare LS involving Declaration Signer Matthew Thornton

      New Hampshire, January 18, 1782. 7.625" x 6". "Single page document, handwritten on both sides by different hands featuring signatures of Chief Justice Meshech Weare (1713-1786) and Deputy Sheriff Simeon Ladd, as well as partial seal located in upper left corner of first page. In good condition with expected wear including minor creases and isolated stains. Most of this letter measuring 7.625"" x 6"" is inscribed in beautiful, flowing script.The front of this letter, dated January 18, 1782, instructs Simeon Ladd, the Deputy Sheriff of Rockingham County, NH, to bring the prisoner William Page to the Exeter chambers of Chief Justice Meshech Weare. Below the justice's signature "M. Weare", Simeon Ladd diligently notes that he duly delivered the prisoner as instructed on the same day. On the reverse, an anonymous court commentator notes that the prisoner's bail was set by Justice Mathew Thornton, who represented New Hampshire when he signed the Declaration of Independence seven years earlier.Our letter seems to be in response to a letter now archived in the collection of Keene State College. Dated January 7, 1782 and written from Exeter Gaol, prisoner Page implores Judge Weare to consider releasing him on bail. It is not known why Page was imprisoned or what Chief Justice Weare's final ruling was. Meshech Weare, lovingly referred to as the "Father" of New Hampshire, began his political life in local assemblies and militias. He graduated from Harvard College in 1735 and was likely a self-taught lawyer. After several positions held in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Weare represented the colony at the 1754 Albany Congress. Weare was instrumental in crafting New Hampshire's first constitution in January 1776, and supported the American rebels. From 1776 to 1782--as we already know from this letter--Weare served as Chief Justice of the "Superior Court of Judicature" in New Hampshire. "

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        Positiver Luftelektrophor samt der Anwendung desselben auf eine Elektrisirmaschine.

      Eberhard Kletts sel. Wittwe und Franck, Augsburg 1782 - Kl.-8vo. (ca. 17,5 x 11 cm). Einfacher Pappband der Zeit mit großem handgeschr. Deckel- und kleinem Rückentitel, 7 Bll., 118 S. Mit Titelvignette und zwei mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Poggendorff II, 572. Ronalds 536. Diese Ausgabe nicht im VD18. Zum Verfasser: ADB 41, 316 ff. - Weber (1753-1831)? war ursprünglich katholischer Geistlicher, der aber in Dillingen auch Philosophie und Physik studierte. Das Philosophen-Lexikon von Eisler bezeichnet ihn als "Vertreter eines aufgeklärten Katholizismus, von Kant, Schelling, Seneca beeinflußt". Er lehrte ab 1799 als Professor für Physik und Chemie in Ingolstadt, Landshut und Dillingen. "W. erfand 1778 einen elektrischen Apparat, den er Luftelektrophor nannte. Er erhielt dafür von der Münchener Akademie der Wissenschaften eine Preismedaille und die Ernennung zum Mitgliede. In den folgenden Jahren veröffentlichte er mehrere Schriften und Aufsätze über Elektricität, u. a. "Abhandlung vom Luftelektrophor", 1779; "Die Theorie der Elektricität", 1783; "Vollständige Lehre von den Gesetzen der Elektricität und von der Anwendung derselben". (ADB). - Einband etwas fleckig, berieben, mit altem Etikettrest am Rücken/Deckel. Titel und Blatt 2 jeweils mit geschwärztem Stempel. Innen weitgehend sauber, nur stellenweise leicht braunfleckig. Altes Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz. 280 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the River Wye, and several parts of South Wales, &c. Relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; Made in the summer of the year 1770.

      London: Blamire, 1782 - Full tree calf, 9 inches tall. A superb binding in wonderful condition with gilt bands and splendid centre tools, red label and yellow edges. With 15 oval aquatints. With the bookplate and dated signature of William Danby of Swinton Park, the English writer who recreated Stonehenge as a Druidic temple in the grounds of his Gothic estate. An exceptional copy of the First Edition of the earliest and most renowned of the picturesque tour books. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schlacht bei Neumark im Jahre 1757; im Hintergrund die Stadt ('The Battle of Neumark, in Silesia, where the King of Prussia obtained a glorious Victory over Prince Charles of Lorrain, on the 5th of December, 1757').

      - Kupferstich b. James Parker in London, 1782, 34 x 45,5 Sroda / Poland: cooper-engraving published by James Parker in London, 34 x 45,5 cm, 1782. Shows the battle near Sroda Slaska in the year 1757. - In the background the town.

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        Nouveau Voyage dans Lamerique Septentrionale en lanne 1781


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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 30. XII. 1782. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Dienstschreiben an Karl Graf von Zinzendorf (1739-1813), den Präsidenten der Neuen Hofrechnungskammer: "Ich gewärtige von der Rechen-Kammer die Auskunft, was es mit vorgekommenen Umstande für eine Beschaf[f]enheit habe, daß das Hungarische Kameral Haupt-Zahlamt durch mehrere ausserordentliche Zahlungen schon seit einiger Zeit in einen Rü[c]kstand von 300 fl. an der Hof-Quota [.] verse[t]zet worden sey? [.]". - Karl Graf Zinzendorf hatte seit 1784 den Vorsitz der Robotaufhebungskommission inne; 1792 wurde er Staats- und Konferenzminister und Mitglied des Staatsrats, 1800 Landmarschall von Niederösterreich. Von 1801 bis 1813 Landkomtur des Deutschen Ordens in Österreich, war Zinzendorf 1808 vorübergehend dirigierender Staats- und Konferenzminister. "Zinzendorf war ein Vorkämpfer des Freihandels und lehnte den Merkantilismus ab. Seine seit 1782 geführten Tagebücher, die über sechzig Bände umfassen, sind eine bedeutsame kulturgeschichtliche Quelle" (DBE). Zu Zinzendorf, der für die Geschichtsforschung vor allem auf Grund seines zeitlebens geführten Tagebuchs von großem Interesse ist, vgl. Christine Lebeau: Die Tagebücher des Grafen Karl von Zinzendorf. In: Quellenkunde der Habsburgermonarchie (16.-18. Jahrhundert). Ein exemplarisches Handbuch. Hg. v. J. Pauser, M. Scheutz und T. Winkelbauer. Wien 2004 (= MIÖG Ergbd. 44), S. 796-800.

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