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        Instruction pour les bergers et pour les propri?taires de troupeaux. Par M. Daubenton, de l'Acad?mie Royale ds Sciences, de la Soci?t? Royale de M?decine..

      A Paris, de l'Iprimerie de Ph. - D. Pierres, Imprimeur Ordinaire du Roi, rue S. - Jacques, 1782, avec Approbation & Privil?ge du Roi. In 8vo, pp. XVI, 414 (2), con XXII interessanti tavv. finemente incise in rame f. t. da Patas su invenzione di Dossier e illustranti, nello spirito enciclopedistico dell'epoca, l'anatomia degli ovini e le diverse attivit? relative al loro allevamento, come la tosatura e la cura delle pecore, minuziosa spiegazione delle tavv., indice delle materie in fine, testaine e finalini xil., leg. in t. pelle con fregi e titolo in oro al piatto, controguardie marmorizz., tagli in rosso. L'A. (Montbard, 1716 - Parigi, 1800), celebre medico e zoologo, naturalista e anatomista, fu tra i principali collaboratori del Buffon nella compilazione della sua Storia naturale, con l'incarico di occuparsi delle descrizioni anatomiche dei quadrupedi e alla quale forn? preziosi studi di morfologia. Nel suo paese natio, Montbard, nella C?te d'Or, istitu? una "farm" modello, dedicata particolarmente all'allevamento della razza merinos. In un'epoca in cui la Francia era ancora debitrice alla Spagna della lana, si sforz? di creare una nuova razza di pecore in grado di competere con quelle del territorio iberico. Contribu? all'Encyclopedie e ad altre importanti pubblicazioni. Insegn? materie naturalistiche al Collegio di Francia ed alla prima Scuola Normale. Il Daubenton fu denominato le "berger Daubenton". La presente opera costituisce una summa delle pi? aggiornate conoscenze dell'epoca in materia. Questa prima pubblicazione ottenne un tale successo da essere successivamente tradotta in tedesco, in italiano, in spagnolo e in olandese. Nel 1820 si stampava ancora la quindicesima edizione. La ns. ? una prima, assai rara, edizione di questo famoso manuale sull'allevamento degli ovini, in cui, alle 15 memorie di cui l'opera si compone, si affiancano estratti di altre memorie di Daubenton, sempre relative alla pastorizia, alle pecore e ai montoni (molte le fasi che illustrano l'allevamento del montone), e al raffronto fra le lane francesi e quelle estere. Peraltro, questa sola edizione originale ? la sola che sia interamente dell'A., mentre le edizioni seguenti furono compilate da Huzard P?re. Parziale distaccamento del quaderno centrale dai laccetti della legatura e minime tracce agli estremi della legatura con usura della cuffia alla testa e al piede del dorso, peraltro esemplare fresco e molto ben conservato, completo delle belle tavole. (Cfr: Brunet, Table, 6415; Catalogo Einaudi, Supplemento, p. 50, A - 212, ediz. del 1801 - 1802; Bibliogr. Agronomique, p. 19: "Cet excellent ouvrage est devenu en agriculture un livre classique"; Qu?rard, II, p. 399; Kress, S., p. 4997; cfr. la voce che lo stesso Cuvier dedic? a Daubenton in Michaud, Biogr. Universelle, X, p. 569 - 71).

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        An Exposition of English Insects Including the Several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies & Libellulae ... Minutely Described, Arranged, & Named According to the Linnean System with Remarks

      London: Sold by Mr. White and Mr. Robson. G : in Good condition. Cover heavily rubbed at edges with corner wear. Some light dust marking. Page 45 and 79 [text pages] torn with no loss. Several plates smudged with remnants of pencil marks otherwise illustrations bright. 1782. [Second Edition]. Half leather marbled board cover. 170pp :: One plain plain and 51 hand coloured copper plates, including frontispiece :: 330mm x 250mm (13" x 10") :: Text in English and French .

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        Apparatus ad historiam sveo-gothicam, quo monumentorum et scriptorum, præsertim antiqviorum, hanc illustrantium, cognitio datur.

      Sectio prima, bullarii Romano-Sveo-Gothici recensionem sistens; auctore Magno a Celse. Stockholm, Johannis A. Carlbohm, 1782. 4:o. (8),+ 222,+ (17) s. Stort exemplar. Lagerfläckar. Tillsammans med: PORTHAN, Henrik Gabriel. Ad recensionem bullarii Romano-Sveogothici, a nobil. A. Celse editam, accessio, disputationibus academicis proposita ab Henrico Gabriel Porthan. Åbo, Frenckellianis, (1797-1801). 4:o. (2),+ XVI,+ (2),+ 123,+ (27) s. Stort exemplar. Nära samtida nästan uniforma hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar och marmorerade pärmpapper, röda snitt. Två volymer. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Setterwall 6819. Vallinkoski 3182-3196. Carlander III, 564ff. Porthans del utkom i 14 avhandlingar, här sammanbundna utan deltitelblad och dedikationer. Verket fortsattes senare av J. H. Schröder med "Ad bullarium Romano-Sveogothicum a Magno von Celse et Porthan editum accessio nova", 1854 och av Reuterdahl 1839-42 under titeln: "Statuta synodalia veteris ecclesia sveogothicae". Rikshistoriografen Magnus von Celses Apparatus består av mer eller mindre kortfattade regestanteckningar av innehållet i påvebullor rörande Sverige, och räknas av Bring till de värdefullaste aktsamlingar som utkom kring sekelskiftet 1800. Till detta projekt lyckades Fredenheim i Rom få tillgång till avskrifter från Vatikanarkivet, vilket var det första försöket att få fram nordiska urkunder ur det förut otillgängliga arkivet

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        Vorlesungen über die gerichtliche Arzneiwissenschaft. Band 1-2 in drei Teilen.

      Aus einer nachgelassenen lateinischen Handschrift übersetzt. Bern 1782-84. Halblederbände der Zeit. 68 + 432 + 496 + 452 Seiten. Mit Gebrauchsspuren. Ecken und Kanten abgenutzt und ein bißchen bestossen und berieben. Mit alte Stempel

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        The New Complete and Authentic History of England

      London: Author, 1782 In refurbished full, brown leather, blind tooling to edges. Spine relaid, keeping raised bands, blind tooling, gilt tooling and title. Internally grey end papers, small bookseller label to front paste down, repaired pull out map of Britain, Frontis by Hamilton, lacks all before page 5, begins at page 5-710 pp, + the 3 page list of subscribers and 1 page of adverts, many pages and plates have repairs or been strengthened at margins. 3 maps, UGB, Scotland and Ireland, 98 wonderful B&W plates, pagination errors at 245, 248, 430, 431, 440 to 445 and missing pages 63/64 & 67/68. (ESTC T88718)(Large and heavy extra postage needed)

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        Memorie di matematica e fisica della societa' italiana. tomo i e ii. verona, per dionigi ramanzini, 1782-84.

      Tre parti in due grossi volumi di cm. 28,5, pp. xvi, 853 (3); lx, 907 (1). Marchio tipografico ai frontespizi, varie decorazioni xilografiche nel testo, 22 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo (tra cui una tabella). Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Volume primo e secondo (quest'ultimo diviso in parte prima e seconda) appartenente alla prima serie delle Memorie apparse tra il 1782 ed il 1855 (Verona e Modena). Cfr. Riccardi che cita singolarmente alcune delle memorie e la dichiara: ""Preziosa collezione..."". Vasta ed interessante raccolta di memorie scientifiche tra cui molte in edizione originale. Segnaliamo tra le altre vari scritti di Felice e Gregorio Fontana, Anton Mario Lorgna; Barletti C. Introduzione a' nuovi principj della Teoria elettrica dedotti dall'Analisi de' Fenomeni dell'elettriche punte; Boscovich R.G. Teoria del nuovo Astro osservato prima in Inghilterra; Landriani M. Descrizione di una Macchina Meteorologica per mezzo della quale si determina di ora in ora la durata e quantità della pioggia; Moscati P. Ricerche ed osservazioni sociali fatte per perfezionare il Barometro; Spallanzani L. Risultati di esperienze sopra la riproduzione della Testa nelle Lumache Terrestri; Memoria seconda ed ultima sopra la riproduzione della testa nelle Lumache terrestri e ancora del medesimo: Lettera Prima relativa a diverse produzioni marine e Lettera seconda relativa a diversi Oggetti fossili e montani; Volta A: Sopra i Fuochi de' Terreni e delle Fontane ardenti in generale, e sopra quelli di Pietra-Mala in particolare e, del medesimo: Appendice alla Memoria sopra i Fuochi de' Terreni..; Ximenes L. Memorie intorno alla maggior perfezione dell'Argano e ancora del medesimo: Delle Osservazioni solstiziali, fatte allo Gnomone della Cattedrale Fiorentina nell'anno 1782...; Zeviani G.V. Nuovo uso della Chinachina nel Vajuolo; De Cesaris A. Osservazione della congiunzione inferiore di Venere col Sole a dì 20 marzo 1782...; Scarpa A. Osservazione anatomica sopra un vitello-vacca detto dagl'Inglesi Freemartin.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        COLLECTION OF BOOKS FROM HIS PERSONAL LIBRARY, all but one with his armorial bookplate and many SIGNED

      calf and sheep. Some covers detached, but mostly sound. Comprised of 15 titles of historical or religious works in 22 volumes with 24 SIGNATURES by Boudinot as well as several annotations by him and a few signatures of his brother Elisha. Elias Boudinot, an American revolutionary statesman serving as commissary-general of prisoners and colonel in the continental army (he was with George Washington at Valley Forge), as well as president (1782-1783) and secretary for foreign affairs of the Continental Congress, signed the treaties of peace with Great Britain and of alliance with the French king. He also helped ratify the United States Constitution in New Jersey and conducted Washington into New York for the first inauguration. He was a member of the House of Representatives, second director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805), and the first counsellor named by the United States Supreme Court. Boudinot was also a trustee and benefactor of Princeton University and a founder and first president of the American Bible Society. Perhaps his two best known books are The Age of Revelation (1790), a reply to Thomas Paine, and A Star in the West, or a Humble Attempt to Discover the Long Lost Ten Tribes of Israel (1816), an attempt to prove that the American Indians may be the lost tribes. A unique opportunity to acquire a significant portion of an important colonial library. Details upon request.

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        England and Wales Drawn from the most accurate Surveys-containing all the Cities, Boroughs, Market Towns and Villages; in which are included all the improvements and observations both astronomical and topographical, which have been made by members of the Royal Society & others. Down to the present year, the whole corected & improv'd by John Rocque, Chorographer to his Majesty

      London: Robert Sayer, 1782. unbound. very good(+). Map in four sheets (two panels). Engraving with subtle original hand outline color. Top panel measures 22 7/8" x 39", bottom panel measures 23.25" x 38.75". Beautiful large scale map of England in high detail. On four sheets, two have been conjoined to form two panels (north and south). The seas are dotted with decorative ships and an ornate cartouche depicts evidence of England's cultural and political power. Artifacts include gold coins, a book by Shakespeare, a painter's palette, architectural renderings, and a book of music. Inset of Isle of Scilly. John Rocque (c. 1704-1762) was a Swiss Huguenot who grew up in London. He worked as a land surveyor, publisher and engraver. Stain to bottom margin of top sheet.

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        Della Architettura, Della Pittura e Della Statua .... Traduzione di Cosimo Bartoli

      Bologna: Instituto della Scienza. 1782. Hardcover. Contemporary full vellum with leather spine label bearing gilt titles, vellum worn at spine ends and corners, some worming to boards, old ink signature to upper board, old catalogue entry pasted to ffep, title vignette and several engraved head & tail pieces by Panfili, illustrated with sixty nine engraved plates of which four are folding, text in Italian. A good 18th c. edition of Bartoli's translation, which was first published in 1550, with the plates based on Leoni's lavish London edition of 1726. , Leon Batista Alberti (1404-1472) was a renaissance polymath who is often referred to as an architect but whose learning and achievements were in fact far wider and his life is described in Vasari's 'Lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors and architects'. Alberti regarded mathematics as the common ground of both art and of the sciences. His focus on mathematics is evident in some of his other works, for instance he wrote a pioneering treatise on cryptography, but is apparent in all his work on art, architecture and sculpture where he focuses on geometry and on an idea of 'harmony' that can be traced back to Pythagoras. For Alberti beauty in art was the result of "the harmony of all parts in relation to one another," and subsequently "this concord is realized in a particular number, proportion, and arrangement demanded by harmony.", Folio 13" - 23" tall, [ii] xii [iii] 341 [iii] pp .

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        Album of Paper Weaving examples prepared for children's instruction. European, possibly Scandinavian, circa 1880

      Bound in leather-backed boards with cloth corners. 5" x 8." Concertina album, comprised of thirty-six leaves, each with a single or multiple paper-weaving patterns, most in blue and white, some with black added. Each pattern has a border of gilt beaded paper. Spine rubbed, 1 1/2" split along back joint, tears in the paper covering the boards. A good copy, with the weaving patterns very good and clean. Froebel (1782-1852), the German educationist, is well known for inventing the concept of the kindergarten. In the 1849s he devised the idea of twenty occupational "gifts" for children, including Number 14, Paper-Weaving. Many albums like this one were compiled in the nineteenth century as teaching aids for the use of kindergartens in Europe and America. With their intricate patterns, albums of this sort have been seen as precursors of the abstract design movement in art of the twentieth century, as personified in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mondrian, Braque, Le Corbusier, Albers and Fuller.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: 1782, 1787 and 1788: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell; In six volumes. New edition of volumes 1-3 and first editions of volumes 4-6. All bound in full calf, flat spines ruled and decorated in gilt, double blue spine labels gilt, early rebacking and renewed corners beautifully done, occasional spots of foxing.. There was only one edition of the last three volumes dated 1788 and were issued at the same time. A new edition of the three volumes together was announced on March 5, 1782. There are no volumes II or III bearing the date 1782 as there must have been sufficient copies of the earlier printing to satisfy the demand until 1787. The edition of vol. I with this date is genuinely a new edition with the type differently set from that of the fourth edition. Vol. I. Frontispiece, vii, [1]pp. advertisement,[12]pp. contents, two large folding maps, [1]-704pp., Vol. II: A New Edition. 1787. Second edition. Half-title. [7]pp table of contents, [1]2-640pp., full page map of the parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople dated 1781. Vol.III. A New Edition. 1787. Second edition. Half-title.[7]pp. table of contents, [1]2-640pp. Vol. IV. 1788. First edition. Half-title. viii preface, [7]pp. table of contents, [1]2-620pp. Vol. V. 1788. First edition. Half-title. [8]pp. table of contents, [1]2-684pp. Vol VI. 1778. First edition. Half-title, (9)pp. table of contents, [1]2-646, [51]pp. general index, [1]pp. errata. To vol. IV, V and VI. This work by Gibbon is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which continues to be reprinted and actually read today. [PMM; *223) A very nice set.. Quarto.

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        Unterricht in der natürlichen Magie, oder zu allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken; zugleich umgearbeitet von Johann Christian Wiegleb

      Berlin und Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1782.. Zweyte und vermehrte Auflage. Mit 12 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 12 Bll., 48, 461 S., 3 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. mit blauem Rückenschild und Rückenverg.

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        Traite des Arbres Fruitiers, contenant leur figure, leur description, leur culture, &c

      Paris: J. L. De Boubers, 1782. 3 volumes. 2nd ed (not stated) Paris 1782. 8vo. 320; 338, 260 pp with 172 (of 181) plates in text. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt stamping on spines. Boards slightly rubbed. Very clean and attractive. Important for the wealth of information on early varieties of apples, pears, plums, and many other fruit.. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Les confessions. Les rêveries du promeneur solitaire. Rousseau juge de Jean-Jacques

      A Geneve: S.n., 1782. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (20,5x26cm). Edition originale des Confessions et des Rêveries du promeneur solitaire ainsi que de Rousseau juge de Jean-Jacques qui paraît ici pour la première fois complet (en effet le premier dialogue était paru à Londres en 1780). Ces oeuvres composent les tomes 10 et 11 de la "Collection complète des oeuvres de Jean Jacques Rousseau" que nous vendons donc à part puisqu'elles réunissent les éditions originales des Mémoires de l'auteur. Plein Veau blond glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné aux armes en queue d'un prince germanique. Filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Pièce de titre et de datation en maroquin rouge; pièce de tomaison en maroquin noir. Dos frottés. Mors supérieurs fendus. Accidents avec manques en coiffes de tête. Coins émoussés. Imprimé sur beau papier, à grandes marges. Les confessions ne contiennent que la première partie, composée des 6 premiers livres, en effet, c'est la maîtresse de Rousseau qui avait conservé le manuscrit des 6 derniers livres qu'elle ne confia qu'en 1789. - S.n., A Geneve _1782, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (20,5x26cm), (4) 517pp. (1) et (2) 466pp., 2 Vol. reliés. - 2 Vol. reliés

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        Collection Complete Des Oeuvres De J J Rousseau 30 Vol. Tome 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,18,19,20,21,22,23,24. Supplement a La collectionDes Oeuvres 25,26,27,28,29,30. Second Supplemement Tome Premier, Second 31,32. 30 Volumes

      A Geneve, 1782. A total of 30 volumes. Missing vol 6 and 17 of 30. 24 to 30 are a Supplement to the Works, 31 and 32 are the Second Supplement a la Collection, Tome Premier and Second. Three quarters leather over marbled boards, gilt titles and bands on spine. Boards of the second supplement, (vols 31,32) are marbled light brown, whereas the other 28 are marbled dark brown. Red page edges, size 7cm by 17cm. Volumes 31,32 are 1789. 11, 14, 18 are 1781, all the rest are 1782. Vol 4 has 2 small punctures in front cover running into first 40 pages, no loss of text, 12 is missing 1 leather corner, 25 has 1cm by 5mm and 2cm by 5mm losses to leather near bottom of spine. Some rubbing to leather and a few small scuffs/marks to boards. Some age toning to endpapers but interiors in overall very good condition, bindings and pages are tight, no loose covers. FRENCH language.. Three-Quarter Leather. Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Discovery during the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780

      London: G. Robinson, 1782. 2 volumes in one, 8vo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). Half-titles lacking. Engraved folding map, 21 engraved plates. Modern antique calf, spine with raised bands in 5 compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, others with a repeat decoration in gilt. First edition of a rare account of Cook's third voyage, preceding the official account by two years and containing "among the earliest published [illustrations] on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and the Northwest" (Hill). Ellis, the surgeon's mate aboard the Discovery and later the Resolution, here gives the second published account in English of Captain Cook's monumental third voyage (preceded by only Rickman). Although the publication of journals from the voyage was prohibited by the Admiralty, Ellis upon his return sold his narrative to a bookseller for fifty guineas who printed the account using Ellis's name, much to the disappointment of Joseph Banks and others who had considered Ellis a promising young officer. Ellis was a keen observer and gives an accurate account of the voyage, with many details on Hawaii, Alaska and the Northwest coast of America published here for the first time. The author was also a talented artist, and the fine plates are engraved after Ellis's own drawings, including among the earliest views of Hawaii. "His descriptions reflect his artist's eye and form an important supplement to the official account" (Forbes). Ellis died in 1785 after a fall from the main mast of a ship lying at Ostend. Beaglehole, III, p. ccvii; Beddie, 1599; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', p. 66; Hill, 555; Hocken, pp. 20-21; Holmes, 42; Judd, 59; Kroepelien, 399; Lada-Mocarski, 35; Forbes 41.

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        A General Atlas, describing the Whole Universe

      London: Robert Sayer and J. Bennett, [1782-1787]. Folio (21 x 15 2/8 inches). Letterpress title-page (spotted). 23 engraved maps on 35 mapsheets with original hand-colour in outline (some mostly marginal spotting and light soiling, occasional offsetting). Modern half calf, over contemporary marbled paper boards (boards rubbed). Provenance: with the early 19th-century ownership inscription of H. Hamilton, Blackburn Cottage at the head of the title-page; Forster family; acquired from Lepe House, by Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), Library of Important Atlases and Geographies, his sale Sothebys' 10th October 2006, lot 240. One of the first atlases to reflect the many boundary changes resulting from the Peace of Versailles after it had been fully accepted by Britain and the other European powers, as well as the United States. Several maps can be joined to form large wall maps. The atlas was originally compiled by Thomas Jeffreys and first published in 1773, after his bankruptcy, by Robert Sayer as Sayer's first terrestrial atlas. Subsequently, Sayer, and from 1794 his successors Laurie and Whittle, reprinted or reissued the atlas almost annually. From the distinguished library of Lord Wardington whose collection of Atlases was unique: "a panoply of the history of cartography and of great mapmakers" (Andrew Phillips "An Appreciation", Sotheby's sale catalogue). Phillips 667 and 3522..

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        Salle De Spectacle De Bordeaux

      Paris: Esprit, at the Author's Expense, 1782., 1782. large folio. pp. 1 p.l., 10, [2]. engraved dedication & 22 engraved plates (1 double-page). old half calf over marbled bds., rebacked & recornered (some foxing mainly affecting margins, frontis. creased, 3-inch waterstain affecting lower edge of several plates). First Edition of this illustrated description of one the grandest of European theatres, constructed by Louis between 1773 and 1780. The plates include two perspective views of the interior and one of the main entrance, and several plans and sections, the last plate providing a comparative view of the plans of fourteen other theatres including Covent Garden, London, Versailles, the old Paris Opera, the Comédie Française, and theatres in Berlin, Argentina, Madrid, &c. A plate of the ceiling of the theatre was separately issued. Berlin Kat. 2812.. F.

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        WEDGWOOD (Josiah) An Attempt to Make a Thermometer for Measuring the Higher Degrees of Heat, from a Red Heat up to the Strongest That Vessels Made of Clay can Support,

      pp.305-326. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 77, Parts I and II (complete), for 1782 bound in one volume, comprising, vii, 463pp small quarto, with 16 engraved plates (mostly extending), a very good copy, late 19thC library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, London, Locker Davis and Peter Elmsly, printers to the Royal Society,1782. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. * . Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) master potter. Starting with a very small capital, Wedgwood wanted clean, efficient factories. There he implemented the then revolutionary system of division of labour and inaugurated a mode of working which anticipated mass production. His success was meteoric and within just seven years he had purchased an estate for 3,000 which he named "Etruria" on which he sited his factories and built his mansion Etruria Hall. Although he had had very little formal education he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1783. On May 9th 1782 he communicated this paper to the Royal Society. Here Wedgwood describes the construction and use of a pyrometer, an ingenious invention for determining and registering high temperatures by the measurement of the shrinkage suffered by cylinders of prepared clay in the furnace or kiln. In the opening paragraph Wedgwood sets out the nature of the problem: "A measure for the higher degrees of heat, such as the common Thermometers afford for the lower ones, has ever been a desideratum, both to the philosopher and the practical artist. Most of those productions of art, which owe their existence to the action of fire, have their beauty and value essentially influenced by minute deficiencies or excesses of heat; and the artist is frequently precluded from availing himself of the advantages which might result even from his own experiments, where the heat has passed under his own eye, by not being able to ascertain the degree of such heat; much more so from those of others, who have no means of communicating to him even the imperfect ideas which they have themselves of the heat made use of in their operations. The common distinctions of red, bright red, and white heat are, as will appear hereafter, totally inadequate to the purpose; they are by far too indeterminate, and of too great latitude; the brightness or luminousness of fire increasing, with its force, through numerous gradations, which can neither be expressed in words nor discriminated by the eye." Wedgwood published very little and almost all of his handful of publications are very rare. This paper, revealing his principles of experimentation and combining scientific knowledge with his practical experience as a potter, provides valuable insight into the mind and way of working of one of the most influential figures of the industrial revolution. Other papers in this volume include: FITZGERALD (Keane) Experiments with Chinese Hemp Seed, pp.46-49; WILSON (Patrick) An Experiment Proposed for Determining, by the Aberration of the Fixed Stars, Whether the Rays of Light, in Pervading Different Media, Change Their Velocity according to the Law Which Results from Sir Isaac Newton's Ideas concerning the Cause of Refraction; And for Ascertaining Their Velocity in Every Medium Whose Refractive Density is Known, pp.58-70; HERSCHEL: On the Parallax of the Fixed Stars, pp.82-111; AND: Catalogue of Double Stars. By Mr. Herschel, pp.112-162; AND: Description of a Lamp-Micrometer, and the Method of Using It. By Mr. William Herschel, pp.163-172; AND: A Paper to Obviate Some Doubts concerning the Great Magnifying Powers Used. By Mr. Herschel; VOLTA (Alexander) Del Modo di Render Sensibilissima la piu Debole Elettricita sia Naturale, sia Artificiale. By Mr. Alexander Volta, Professor of Experimental Philosophy in Como, 237-280pp; INGEN-HOUSZ (John) Some Farther Considerations on the Influence of the Vegetable Kingdom on the Animal Creation, pp.426-439.

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        The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe from the Subversion of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Sixteenth Century.

      London: W. Sreahan, T. Cadell and Edinburgh: J. Balfour A New edition 1782.. In four volumes, Vol. I, xv+372 pp. frontispiece portrait of the author, Vol. II, 376 pp. frontispiece, Vol. III, 460 pp. frontispiece, Vol. IV, 335 pp.+index and frontispiece. Bears the bookplate of Henry Savage Yeames, a contemporary diplomat whose papers are in the Public Record Office London. Full polished calf, six panelled spine with original spine labels and highly decorative gilt design, some minor scuffing, edgewear, corners bumped, gilding has minor fading here and there but is otherwise in quite fresh condition given its age, some scattered foxing in vol III internally very bright, tight and clean, a handsome set of a classic text.

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        Briefe über den gegenwärtigen Zustand von Holland. Aus dem Französischen (von Karl Friedrich Trost).

      2 Tle. in 1 Band. XII, 230 S.; X, 248 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit etwas Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. Raabe, Nicolai 331; Goldsmiths`-Kress no. 12260.100; nicht bei Fromm. - Mitteilungen über Fischfang, Geschichte, Handel, Sitten, Topographie, Wissenschaften etc. - Decken etwas beschabt. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Tulipes [Pl. 22]

      Paris: chez Bance et Schroth, editeurs, rue du Mail, No. 5., Beautifully hand-coloured lithograph. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. A tiny tear in the bottom right corner of the sheet. 20 1/8 x 15 5/8 inches. A rare lithograph of a bouquet of tulips after a painting by Pierre- Joseph Redouté. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's "functional" understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and which he perfected in his masterpiece Les Liliacées. Redouté's talents as a flower painter are magnificently exemplified in this stunning bouquet of tulips. Since the majority of Redouté's work was executed in stipple, this superb lithograph is a fascinating and rare print. It is not only a lovely example of early lithography but also a magnificent example of Redouté's delicate painting.

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        Philosophi opera. Ad optimas editiones collata. Praemittitur notitia literaria. Studiis societatis bipontinae. Editio accurata. 4 vol.

      Biponti (Zweibrücken), 1782. Engraved titlepages. Bound in contemporary leather with gilt spine.. Very fine and well-preserved copies. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        FREYMÄURER-BIBLIOTHEK. Zweites Stück.

      Christian Ludewig Stahlbaum, Berlin 1782. 8vo. With printed musical notes. (14)+237 pages, printed on thick handmade paper. Bound in a contemporary full leather binding of red calf. With gilt decoration on the spine and borders of the sides. All edges gilt and with golden endpaper. Only minor signs of use and very slight dampstaining on the first few pages and a stain on the margin from page 85 to 112. A nice copy.. Collection of essays on early freemasonry - all anonymous.** Tidligt tysk værk om frimurere

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        A philosophical and political history of the settlements and trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies.

      Edinburgh, 1782. 6 vols with engraved frontispiece in vol. 1. Light browning mostly to prelims otherwise very fine in contemporary decorated full calf with raised bands and red labels. Usual wear to hinges and tops of spine. Decorative contemporary bookplates with inscription 'A Wight Man never wanted a weapon.'

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        Della architettura, della pittura e della statua. traduzione di cosimo bartoli. bologna, instituto delle scienze, 1782.

      Cm. 34, pp. xiii (3) 341 (3). Grande vignetta allegorica al frontespizio, belle testate e finali nel testo (Pio Panfili inc.) e 69 tavole fuori testo (di cui 4 ripiegate). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con filetti e titoli in oro su tassello in marocchino rosso. Esemplare fresco e marginoso, con solo qualche rada arrossatura. Pregevole edizione della traduzione di Cosimo Bartoli dei dieci libri Dell'Architettura, dei tre libri Della Pittura e del libro Della scultura le cui versioni originali risalgono alla metà del '500. Cfr. Olschki (8054): ""Très belle édition faite avec beaucoup de soin""; Schlosser Magnino pp. 126-127.

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        Briefe über Rom. Verschiedenen dei Werke der Kunst, die öffentlichen Feste, Gebräuche und Sitten betreffenden Innhalts, nach anleitung der davon vorhandenen Prospecte von Piranesi, Paniniund andern berühmten Meistern. 2 vol in 1 band.

      Dresden, Hilscher Buchhandlung, 1782-84. 112 pp+ 100 pp. + 23 fold. plates. Bound halfleather with nice golddec. spine.. All the plates are collected in the back of the book. Plate 6 loose. A nice copy only little worn on edges and one little tear. With beautiful prints. Text in german.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        An Inquiry into the Legal Mode of Suppressing Riots. With a Constitutional Plan of Future Defence. Second Edition

      . Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a bit embrowned; attractive. Printed for C. Dilly, in The Poultry, London, 1782.

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        New Experiments upon Gun-powder, with occasional Observations and practical Inferences; to which are added, an Account of a new Method of determining the Velocities of all Kinds of Military Projectiles,

      [title continues] and the Description of a very accurate Eprouvette for Gun-powder. and the Description of a very accurate Eprouvette for Gun-powder. First Edition, being pp.229-328 + 5 extending engraved plates within the offered complete volume LXXI of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, quarto, later morocco backed cloth, good copy, neat small embossed uninked library stamp on title, 1782. * Benjamin Thompson, a native of Massachusetts, fought on the British side in the War of Independence and was knighted by George III. He later joined the court of the Elector of Bavaria and rose to become head of the elector's army. "Professionally, Thompson was a soldier of fortune. His first serious scientific study was to determine the optimal position of firing vents in cannon and to measure the velocity of the shot as a function of the composition of gunpowder. He used a ballistic pendulum method first introduced by Benjamin Robins. Thompson's long paper on this subject, published in 1781, won him fellowship in The Royal Society of London... It was during his investigations of cannon that he was impressed by the large amount of heat generated in cannon barrels by the explosion of gunpowder even when no ball was being fired. He was thus led to accept the vibratory theory of heat, which he championed actively all his life." [DSB]. DSB Vol. XIII, pp. 350. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS SENT ON REQUEST * Other contributions to this volume include Reinhold "Description of the Tyger cat of the Cape of Good Hope"; Pennant, "An Account of the Turkey"; Herschel, "Astronomical Observation"; Sematham, "Some Account of the Termites.. in Africa", &c., &c. 547, (2)pp. Preliminaries include speech by Sir Joseph Banks, and a list of members. * Full volume collates: Vol LXXI, For the Year 1781, Parts I and II [complete] bound in 1 volume, vi, [xvi], 7, [2], 6, 226, [2], vii, [229-]547, [2, errata], with 26 [of 27] engraved plates [lacking plate #26 (1 of 3 for Herschel's 'Account of a Comet')] most of which extending, some occasional spotting and plate #14 part cut along fold, plates otherwise all in good order, all good and clean, London, Royal Society, 1781-2.

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        Les Confessions de J.J. Rousseau, Suivies a Des Reveries Du Promeneur Solitaire.

      Tome premier + Tome second. A Geneve 1782. 8vo. (4)+471; (4)+279+(1)+300 pages, printed on thick paper. With woodcut vignettes (the small flower on the title page of the first volume and the urn ornament on the title page of the second volume, among others). Bound in two contemporary brown halfleather binding with small gilt decoration on the spine. Spine a bit cracked and sidepaper with minor wear.. A nice set of the first edition of the first two parts of one of Rousseau's most famous works - including 'Reveries of a Solitary Walker'. Les Confessions was published right after his death in 1778 (the second two parts of the complete four volumes was published in 1789) and initiated the genre of modern biography. The work had a huge impact on Goethe, Wordsworth and other romantic writers. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the greatest philosophers - especially of political philosophy, but also education, and the theory of man. The Confessions and his 'Contract Social' from 1762 stand as major texts of history

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        LETTERE SENESI SOPRA LE BELLE ARTI. Di un Socio dell'Accademia di Fossano.

      In-4 p. (mm. 285 x 200), primi 2 voll. (su 3), mz. pelle fine Ottocento, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, pp. (4),292,(4); VI,283; bella vignetta al frontesp., con 2 tavv. f.t., più volte ripieg. ed inc. in rame (una raffigura il sepolcro di Federico II). "Edizione originale". Cfr. Moreni,II, p. 414: "Rare.. Queste Lettere, che sono dirette a Personaggi ragguardevoli d'Europa, interessano moltissimo la citta' di Siena.. " - Brunet,III,1023: "Ouvrage estimé" - Melzi,II, p. 120 - Lozzi,II,5113. Il frontesp. del secondo vol. e' stato indebitamente sostituito con uno del primo, corretto a penna. Solo qualche lieve fiorit. in un vol., altrim. esemplare con barbe ben conservato.

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        Les merveilles du ciel et de l'enfer et des terres planétaires et astrales.

      Par Emmanuel Swedenborg, d'après le témoignage de ses yeux et de ses oreilles. Traduit du latin par A. J. P. 1-2. Berlin, G. J. Decker, 1782. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,+ 98,+ (2),+ 304; (4),+ 382,+ (2) s. Sista två bladen i del ett med fläckar och fläck i övre hörnet de första 10 bladen i del två. Samtida välbevarade röda halvsaffianband med rikt guldornerade ryggar och ryggtiteletiketter, röda pappärmar, gula snitt, hörnskador på försättsbladen. Två volymer. Med K. A. Frédens namnteckning och A. L. Selanders resp. Claës Ugglas exlibris. Brunet V, 600. Fint exemplar av första franska översättningen av "De coelo et ejus mirabilibus et de inferno" från 1758. Översättningen är utförd av A. J. Pernety, bibliotekarie hos Fredrik II av Preussen, grundare av den swedenborgska sekten "Illuminés d'Avignon". Den långa inledningen består av en översättning av Sandels åminnesetal över Swedenborg som hölls och trycktes 1772. På slutet även en förteckning över Swedenborgs tryckta och otryckta arbeten

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        Materia medica e regno vegetabili sistens simplicia officinalia, pariter atque culinaria. secundum systema sexuale, ex autopsia et experimentia... editio secunda correctior. stockholmiae, hesselberg, 1782.

      Due volumi di cm. 20, pp. xiv, 972 complessive. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a nervi con filetti in oro e titoli su doppio tassello. Tagli rossi. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Seconda edizione ampliata, dopo l'originale del 1778 di questo celebre compilazione che contiene i ""...semplici farmaceutici e quelli che sono alimentosi o d'uso per la cucina"". Ogni pianta è minuziosamente descritta e ne vengono indicate tutte le qualità. L'autore fu membro dell'Accademia delle Scienze di Stoccolma ed è conosciuto per la presente opere e per una descrizione delle piante che si trovano al Capo di Buona Speranza. Non comune ed interessante.

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        Les hochets moraux, ou Contes pour la première enfance; dédiés à Leurs Altesses Sérénissimes Mademoiselle d'Orléans, & Mademoiselle de Chartres

      Paris et à Genève chez Barthelemi Chirol 1782. With 8 small woodcut vignettes in the text. 12mo. 93 pp. Contp. half calf. Old initial (H-L, for Hegermann-Lindencrone) on title-page.. Simple stories about various naughty children, cautioning against lying, stubbornness, over-confidence, jealousy, carelessness and more. In the foreword, the author writes about education for young children and why his book is better suited for the youngest children than fables or other types of books.

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        Stryk Weg en Geef Wat

      Raro gioco olandese in xilografia, mm.525x440. Al marg. inf. le regole del gioco stampate in carattere gotico. Due cerchi concentrici, uno con 15 caselle e l'altro con 6, raffiguranti animali e scene campestri. Nel centro giocatori che giocano a dadi, agli angoli vignette decorative a motivo floreale. Gioco molto raro, pubblicato da J. Hendriksen a Rotterdam, attivo tra il 1782 ed il 1828. Il legno, inciso da Hendrik Numan, è comunque di più vecchia data, acquistato da Hendriksen dagli eredi della famiglia. Hendrik Numan (1736-1788) fu artista eccellente nell'incidere il legno. Illustrò le Favole di Esopo, pubblicò riproduzioni di costumi e di mestieri. (Cfr. Benezit, VII, p.765). Ancora ben conservato, solo una tenue gora marginale sulla parte incisa di piccole dimensioni e marg. sup. rinforzato senza perdita della parte incisa.

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