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        Vue générale de la Ville & du Port de Catane prise sur le bord de la Mer

      1782. Veduta tratta dal "Voyage Pittoresque" seconda edizione del 1795/98. Acquaforte e bulino, leggera gora d'acqua al margine bianco sinistro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. View taken from the second edition of "Voyage Pittoresque" by Saint Non, published in Paris, 1795/98. Copperplate, a light wateristain at the left margin, otherwise in very good conditon. Parigi Paris 370 250

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        Exposition of English Insects

      1782. First Edition . HARRIS, Moses. Exposition of English Insects. London: Mr. White, 1782. Quarto, original marbled boards rebacked and recornered in green straight-grain morocco gilt, raised bands, uncut. $2800.Third edition, with one plain and 51 delicately hand-colored copper-engraved plates of nearly 500 illustrations of insects, entirely drawn and colored by Harris. In original boards, entirely uncut—a lovely, clean, large copy.Moses Harris (1731-1785?) became “one of the most outstanding authors of entomological literature during the 18th century” after studying under his uncle and earning his appointment as secretary of an Aurelian society—entomologists who took their name from the gold color of the chrysalids of the silkworm (Lisney, Bibliography of British Lepidoptera). “A beautiful work in great estimation,” each of this scarce edition’s beautifully detailed plates was drawn and colored by Harris, who was considered “the best painter and engraver of insects of his day” (Quaritch 2557). Harris’ text closely follows “the outlines of the system of Linnaeus,” and the volume features a preface and index, along with an engraved title page, one diagram plate and 51 hand-colored copper-engraved plates (including scarce frontispiece). Text in English and French. Preceded by 1776 and 1781 editions. Nissen ZBI 1838. See Benezit, 412. Bookplate of John Thomas Stanley, First Baron Stanley of Alderly (1766-1850). Bookseller ticket. Plates quite fresh, reinforcement to inner hinges, light scattered foxing to text, slight occasional dampstaining to margins and rear endpapers; original marbled boards quite nice. A lovely copy.

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        An Exposition of English Insects: Including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies, & Libellulae

      London: Sold by Mr White & Mr Robson, 1782. (2), viii, (9-)166, (4), engraved title-page, hand-col frontis, 1 uncol + 50 hand-col plates. Hardback. Recent quarter calf, marbled boards; page edges rough-trimmed; marginal tear to one leaf neatly repaired; occasional light foxing/spotting. Page size 266x215mm. Includes the hand-coloured, allegorical frontispiece, one uncoloured and 50 fine hand-coloured, engraved plates. Several plates with mark to fore-edge (presumably from an earlier binding). 2nd edition, 1st issue. Text English/French in parallel columns. As usual with this edition, the colour chart is not present, and according to Lisney (Bibliography of British Lepidoptera, 1960), referring to copies of this edition he had examined, '... None contains the colour chart which, in my opinion, only occurs in made up copies of this edition.'Lisney, 242.

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        Les Liaisons dangereuses

      First edition, one copy of the drawing C told the sprocket, with well all the features mentioned by Max Brown. Draws A, B and C were printed consecutively and it was not until the draw D that significant differences appear.Binders of the time in the open marbled brown calf, back with five nerves ornate coffered and gilded finials and parts under red morocco, gilt fillet on turns all red edges.Some very pale marginal waterstains not serious, a very small hole in the top 141 of the first volume and a tear without missing page 191 of the second volume. Chez Durand neveu à Paris 1782 in-12 (9,5x17cm) 248pp. ; 242pp. et 231pp. ; 257pp. 4 tomes reliés en 2 volumes

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        Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages etc. des Chinois. Par les missionnaires de Pekin.

      Nyon, Paris 1782 - T. 7, 1782: XII, X, 396 S., XXXIII Bl.: Ill. T. 8, 1782: VIII, 375, [1] S., XXX Bl.: Ill., T. 9, 1783: XXIV, 470 S., XII Bl.: Ill., T. 10, 1784: XI, [1], 510 S., T. 11, 1786: XXIV, 609, [1] S.,[1] Bl.: Ill., T. 12, 1786: [2] Bl., VII,[1], 532 S., 18 Bl. : Ill. Lederbde., etwas berieben, reiche Rückenvergoldung, Rundum-Rotschnitt, marmorierte Vorsätze. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curso nuevo de Cirugía para enseñanza de los que se dedican a esta utilísima Facultad. Mandado hacer por el Real Tribunal del Proto-medicato.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Joseph Doblado, 1782. 8vo.; 8 hs., 468 pp. Ejemplar falto de las dos láminas. Encuadernación de época en pergamino.

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        L'Art de nager, avec des avis pour se baigner utilement, précédé d'une dissertation, où l'on developpe la science des Anciens dans l'art de nager.

      Paris, Chez Lamy, 1782, 8vo (cm. 8 x 13,5) legatura in piena pelle coeva marmorizzata con tit. e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. (8)-363 + 12 pp. di supplemento con frontespizio proprio e 23 tavole complessive incise in rame da Charles Moette. Spinto dal suo interesse per i viaggi marittimi e per i naufragi, Thevenot (1620 - 1692) compose quest'opera in modo che ogni viaggiatore e navigante per terre lontane avrebbe imparato a nuotare. Le belle tavole incise spiegano come tuffarsi, come nuotare assumendo varie posizioni, come pure sott'acqua. Le dodici pagine supplementari comprendono il progetto di una piscina pubblica e mostrano alcuni campioni di abbigliamento per nuotatori creati da M. Le Roux della Sorbona. Poggendorff II-1092; Von Lipperheide II-765. TINTO, Alberto

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        THE ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA...AND AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE LAWS NOW IN FORCE, PASSED BETWEEN THE 30th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1775, AND THE REVOLUTION...

      Philadelphia, 1782. [4],xxxi,[1],527,[1],viii pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Very faint old ink stamp and contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage, light marginal stain to a handful of leaves, but mostly very clean internally. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case. An important collection of laws for the Revolutionary period, printing as well the Declaration of Independence, the Pennsylvania constitution, and the Articles of Confederation. Edited by Thomas McKean. EVANS 17656. SABIN 59821. NAIP w006513. HILDEBURN 4179.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF ABOVE THREE HUNDRED ANIMALS, viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, and Insects. With a particular Account of the Manner of Catching Whales in Greenland. Extracted from the best Authors, and adapted to the Use of all Capacities. Illustrated with copperplates: Whereon is curiously Engraven every Beast, Bird, Fish, Serpent, and Insect, described in the whole book.

      Engraved frontispiece,; [8],66,[2],68-148,[1],149-168,168-203,[1],206-207 pages. Complete, but as in all copies with numerous errors in pagination. Engraved illustrations, including one folding, all included within the paging. Contemporary sheep with red label to spine. 12mo. First edition. Some browning ; binding repaired at spine; else an excellent copy. First published in 1732, this rare copy is probably about the twelfth edition.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE, KINDS, CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF INSANITY, LUNACY OR MADNESS.

      Leicester and London, 2 printers (see below), 1782. 2 VOLUMES, 1782-1806. VOLUME I: FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING, Leicester, printed by G. Ireland for G. Robinson, 1782, VOLUME 2, SECOND EDITION corrected and improved, London, printed for Richard Phillips, 1806. VOLUME1: 8vo, approximately 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, the prelims bound out of order and missing two leaves (pages 9-12), as often found, pages: (4), (13-16) followed by (1-8), 1-324, viii, - catalogue of the principal books quoted in the volume, 1 margin has a closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting text, otherwise a very good clean tight copy, complete with the half-title. VOLUME 2 : 8vo, approximately 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, pages: viii, 1-344, light age-browning and foxing throughout, a few small corner creases, no half-title present, otherwise a good copy. Both volumes rebound in modern quarter crimson morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, marbled boards, new endpapers and pastedowns, top edges red, housed in a plain crimson cloth slipcase. Good set of first and second editions. See Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry 1535-1860, pages 467-71; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 59, listing a second edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE GROSVENOR EAST INDIAMAN. Which was unfortunately wrecked upon the coast of Caffraria, somewhere between the 27th and 32d Degrees of Southern latitude, on the 4th of August, 1782.

      London, J. Murray, printed at the Minerva Press, 1791, 1782. Compiled from the examination of John Hynes, one of the Unfortunate Survivors. By Mr. George Carter, Historical Portrait Painter upon his passage outward bound to India. Containing a Variety of Matter respecting the Sufferers, Never before made Public; With Copper Plates descriptive of the Catastrophe, engraved from Mr. Carter's designs. FIRST EDITION 1791. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, folding engraved frontispiece and 3 full page engravings, pages: [4], 1-174, half-title present, bound in half calf, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, especially hinges and slightly worn at head of spine, slight shelf wear to edges, top corner of half-title has small neat repair, title page has a small closed tear at top inner margin repaired, folding plate has a neat repair to blank side of first fold, 2 small closed tears repaired to lower margin, no loss of image, inner paper hinges cracked, pale staining to corners of 2 engraved plates and a few pages of text, 1 plate has a small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting image, pale age-browning to margins throughout, occasional dusty mark, endpapers browned, blank side of plates have pale marks and pale age-browning, tiny partially erased stamp at bottom of title page, otherwise a good copy. See: Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume II, page 465. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le chroniqueur désoeuvré ou l'espion du Boulevard du Temple, contenant les annales scandaleuses et véridiques des Directeurs, acteurs, saltimbanques du Boulevard, avec un résumé de leur vie et moeurs par ordre chronologique. 2° édit. augmentée... (avec le tome second)...

      Londres, 1782-1783, 2 vol. in 8°, de 174pp. avec un joli front gravé d'après Moreau, & 92 pp. pour le tome second, le 1er vol. en demi-veau blond 19e, dos à filets dorés, qq. taches en marge; et le 2e vol. en demi-percal. grise 19e à coins, un peu plus court de marges. Rare avec le 2e volume paru en 1783. Texte piquant du comédien et auteur dramatique Mayeur de St-Paul sur le Boulevard du Temple et ses spectacles, les curiosités du Boulevard, géants, nains, forains, farceurs de tréteaux, spectacles subalternes, jeu de paume, cafés, babillards, voltigeurs, limonadiers, acteurs, actrices, théâtres, Ambigu-comique, Café Turc, etc. ¶ Fechner prestidigitation p.125 et 162 - Cioranescu 44131 (1ere partie seule) - Les exemplaires décrits au NUC ne comportent pas la suite de 1783.

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        Mémoires concernant l'Histoire, les Sciences, les Arts, les Moeurs, les Usages, etc des Chinois. TOME IX

      1782. CHEZ NYON L'Ainé. 1782. In-4.Carré. Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 470 pages. Un plan dépliant + 11 planches de gravures, en noir et blanc, hors-texte. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Relié plein cuir veau marron. Tranches rouges. Titre, tomaison et caissons dorés sur le dos à 5 nerfs. Encadrements à 3 liserets dorés sur les plats de couverture. Quelques légères épidermures. Tomaison frottée, ainsi que quelques coins des plats de couverture. Observations sur le Voyage de M. Sonnerat aux Indes & à la Chine - Instructions sublimes et familières de l'Empereur Cheng-tzu-quo-genhoang-ti, ou Kang-hi - Vues du gouvernement en Chine - Essai sur la langue et les caractères chinois : De Confucius et de ses ouvrages, Des livres du tems des Tcheou, Des Koua, Invention des caractères, Des Concubines en Chines ... - Description de l'inondation de la ville de Yen-tcheou-fou en 1742 ...

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        Traité de la culture des arbres, contenant la manière de greffer, enter, cultiver, tondre, tailler & ébrancher toutes sortes d'arbres fruitiers ; avec la liste des meilleurs fruits, le temps qu'il faut les cueillir, & la manière de les conserver pendant toutes les saisons ; suivit d'un Traité de la culture des Melons, &c. (Traité pour le jardinage) ; (Abrégé pour les arbres nains, et autres ; contenant ce qui les regarde)

      1782. A Paris, chez Lamy, Libraire, 1782. 2 volumes en un petit in/8 (15 x 8 cm), reliure veau du temps, dos lisse à caissons dorés et pièce de titre, 1ère partie : 3 f., 152 p. - 2nd partie : 12 f. (page de titre, épitre dédicatoire, réponse de la Quintinie, avant-propos), 137 p. 3f. de catalogue. Cuir de la reliure "grignoté" sur les plats. L'epitre dedicatoire, où figure le nom de l'auteur, est à LA QUINTINIE ; il est suivi de la réponse de ce dernier. Le catalogue de l'Université du Maryland (USA) indique Jacques Boyceau de la Baraudière. en nom d'auteur pour le second titre (Traité de Jardinage) lors de la première édition de cet ouvrage en 1686. Contient : eau, terre et "arrosemens", pepinières, transplanter, enter, parterre, un traité des tulipes, les arbres nains, taille, cueuillette et conservation des fruits, cognassier, conduire une vigne, rosiers... relié DeCollection

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        De la Nouvelle Jérusalem et de sa doctrine céleste ; d'après ce qu'on entendu au ciel. Précédé d'une breve dissertation touchant le nouveau ciel et la nouvelle terre

      Original French edition, rare, after the first published in London in Latin in 1758. Blond Full calf and marbled glossy contemporary. Smooth back adorned with grotesque. Part of title in red morocco. Upper joint cracked the top 8 cm. Lower joint split into head and tail. Although this work is the most famous of the author, because of its title which many churches have taken the symbolic name, it is not the first of its kind and is even be a reduction of the heavenly arcana, but while Arcane is an exegesis of Genesis, The New Jerusalem is one of the verses of the Apocalypse of St. John, in which Swedenborg, as in his other works book an ultra rational view of metaphysics and spirituality. Renowned scientist, Swedenborg knows a mystical attack at age 55. God speaks to him and allows him to communicate with the angels: "I am the Lord, the Creator and Redeemer, I chose you to make known to men the inner spiritual meaning of the Holy Scriptures I dictate to you everything you should. write. " The author know several visions he transcribed in his books. Swedenborg no breaks with the doctrines of Luther which it is derived but the relationship with God based on love, and it gives great importance to the angels who are the foundation of the existence of good and evil and the soul is an emanation of divinity. He was soon regarded as a universal genius, evidenced by the considerable influence he had, particularly in France on the writers of the Romantic generation, Balzac, who is quoted extensively, and draw him boards to his theory of desire Baudelaire, Cazotte and elsewhere in William Blake, Jung ... and even in Japan, in the book: The Buddha in the north. Bookplates. Ernest Chausson buffer. Great composer and self-taught, died at age 40 and left imperishable works in the field including chamber music, in the wake of the French Wagnerian, imbued with deep shagreen and melancholy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imprimé et vendu par R. Hawes Londres 1782 In-8 (12,5x21,7cm) xx, 211pp. relié

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        Cours d’étude pour l’instruction du Prince de Parme...

      Aux deux-ponts, 1782. 8vo (cm. 21,3), 13 Voll., 3 cc.nn. compresa antiporta con il ritratto dell’A., 128 pp., 294 pp., 1 c.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 400 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 326 pp., 1 c.nn., 9 tavv. più volte rip.; 2 cc.nn., 229 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 706 pp., 2 cc.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 672 pp., 1 c.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 660 pp., 1 c.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 724 pp.; 2 cc., 646 pp., 1 c.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 654 pp., 2 cc.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 708 pp., 1 c.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 736 pp., 1 c.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 366 pp., 1 c.nn., 84 pp., 4 cc.nn. Legature coeve in mz. pelle con nervi, fregi, titolo e numero del volume impressi in oro al ds. Tagli colorati. Carte dei piatti leggermente usurate soprattutto ai margini ma ottimo esemplare con interni freschissimi. Prima edizione italiana del ‘Cours’, ad opera di Giambattista Bodoni (questa edizione fu stampata in realtà nel 1775, come quella che apparve in Francia, ma, per l’opposizione della Monarchia spagnola, la sua uscita non poté avvenire che nel 1782 quando Bodoni ottenne il permesso dopo aver cambiato il frontespizio con la falsa indicazione dell’editore ‘Deux Ponts’). Il ‘Cours’ contiene la Grammatica, l’Arte di ragionare, l’Arte di pensare, l’Introduzione alla storia antica e l’Introduzione alla storia moderna. Nel XIII e ultimo volume scritto dal fratello (Mably) si trova la lettera di Fenelon a Luigi XIV: ‘Directions pour la conscience d’un Roi’. Brooks, 203 (con collazione conforme alla nostra).

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        Verzeichniß einiger zur Beschreibung der Churfürstl. Residenzstadt Dresden gehöriger Kupfer. Explication de quelques plans et figures.

      Dresden, Walther, 1782. - 4°, circa 25,8 x 21,8 cm. 4 Blatt, 14 Kupfer auf 9 teils gefalteten Tafeln, 1 grosser, gefalteter Stadtplan Neuerer Umschlag "Seltener Zusatzband zur "Beschreibung der vorzüglichsten Mewürdigkeiten der Chuürfrstlichen Residenzstadt Dresden" von Dassdorf (vgl. Engelmann 464). Hier mit dem Text in deutscher und auch französischer Sprache, den hübschen Ansichten aus Dresden, Pillnitz, Königstein etc., zusätzlich auch mit einem sehr schönen "Plan von der churfürstl. Saechsischen Residenz Dresden nebst den übrigen Vorstaedten. Maasstab von 900 Schritten". Alle von uns nachweisbaren Exemplare haben nur zwei Blatt Text und nur 9 Kupfer. " "- Etwas gebräunt, gering angestaubt, wenige kleine Fleckchen, zweites Blatt verso mit kleinem Nummernstempel, sonst sauber. Ganz unbeschnitten, gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des erreurs et de la vérité ou les hommes rappelés au principe universel de la science ... par un PH... INC...

      à Edimbourg, 1782, 2 vol. in 12, de 16-407pp., et 440 pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, une coiffe sup. lég. usée et qq. infimes trous de ver en marge du 1er vol. sinon bel exemplaire. Premier écrit du Philosophe Inconnu, paru en 1775. Il y a plusieurs tirages à la date de 1782. Cet ouvrage, condamné par l'inquisition de Lisbonne, est une réfutation des doctrines matérialistes. Il est basé sur la théorie gnostique de l'émanation ou des agents spirituels émanés du Verbe, telle que formulée et révélée à St Martin par son maître Dom Martinès de Pasqually. On y trouve exposé les idées fondamentales de St Martin et du martinésisme. ¶ Caillet n°9769 - Cat. Guaïta n°930 - Dorbon n°4306 - Fesch 1264 - Cat. maç. Bibl. de Lyon n°212 (autres tirages à la même date).

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        Versuch über die Beschuldigungen welche dem Tempelherrenorden gemacht worden und über dessen Geheimniss; Nebst einem Anhange über das Entstehen der Freymaurergesellschaft.

      Berlin, und Stettin, 1782, pet. in 8°, de 2ff.-II-215pp., ill. d'un beau frontispice gravé représentant pentacles et baphomet, cart. papier crème époque, bon exemplaire. (ex-libris 19e Fr. C. E. Fd. de Nostitz) Edition originale rare de cet ouvrage majeur sur les Templiers et les origines de la maçonnerie. C'est Nicolaï le premier qui a mis en circulation le mot de "Bafomet" et parlé d'une doctrine secrète des Templiers. Il fait aussi remonter la Franc-maçonnerie moderne à une société de Rose-Croix créée en Angleterre vers 1630 par R. Fludd, laquelle sous l'influence des événements politiques, se serait transformée peu à peu. L'ouvrage contient de nombreux renseignements sur Ashmole, Andrae et surtout Wilkins (beau frère de Cromwell). Une seconde édition augmentée en 2 volumes a paru la même année. Certaines bibliographies confondent allègrement les deux tirages. Seule cette 1ère édition en 1 volume a été traduite en français. ¶ Wolfstieg n°5138 - Kloss IX.811 - Dessubré n°771 - Schneider DFB n°5564.

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        Untitled The Country thirty miles round London on which are delineated from an actual survey his majestys palaces noblemen and gentlemens seats cities market towns villages churches rivers parks heaths andamp remarkable hills all the turnpike andamp most of the cross roads with the distances from town to town according to the mile stones No 21

      

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        Account of a comet.

      London: Lockyer Davis, and Peter Elmsly, 1782. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (268x208 mm), pp. 492-501, 3 folding engraved plates (numbered XXIV-XXVI), minor browning and spotting. Later half calf, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt morocco lettering-piece. A fine copy. ----Dibner 13; PMM 227 (rem.); Norman 1058. - FIRST EDITION, journal issue. In August 1781, Herschel observed through his telescope something other than a fixed star. At first assuming it to be a comet, observations by other astronomers determined it to be a planet. Named Uranus, Herschel became famous worldwide as the first recorded discoverer of a planet. Fine.

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        [Nautical] Epitome of the art of navigation : or, a short, easy, and methodical way to become an astronomer, and a complete navigator : containing an introduction to decimal and logarithmic arithmetic

      London printed for Messrs. Mount and Page, on Tower-Hill M,DCC,LXXXII [1782] 8vo: xiv,[2],336 [pp 335-36 misbound after p. xiv],[140]pp, with five plates (three folding), numerous diagrams and figures in the text, tables of latitude, meridional parts, and logarithms. Contemporary sheep, spine in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, plain period end papers with indecipherable manuscript ex-libris in an early hand. An excellent copy, clean, crisp, and unmarked (one chart heavily toned). Scarce in this edition: WorldCat lists just six copies. Near Fine+ ¶ Comprehensive manual for the navigator, covering in detail (with examples) decimal and logarithmic arithmetic, practical and spherical geometry, plane trigonometry, Mercator's chart (and its failings), geography, nautical astronomy, uses of the octant and sextant, and keeping a sea-reckoning journal. First published in 1686, this edition revised and corrected, with "many and various" additions, by John Adams. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Les liaisons dangereuses

      Neveu 1782 - Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris , Neveu , 1782 .4 tomes en 4 volumes. Reliure milieu 19ème demi toile verte à la Bradel, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Les trois premiers volumes sont du tirage A de l’édition originale, selon la classification de Max Brun. Le dernier tome est quant à lui du tirage B. “B est la véritable seconde édition des Liaisons. Elle est très rare” (Max Brun). Toujours selon Max Brun, B corrige les fautes signalées dans l’errata de A, mais elle en introduit de nouvelles. De plus, il existe des exemplaires de B comportant des cahiers de A. Une restauration de papier au tome 2, en marge intérieure (voir la photo). Un petit manque au faux titre du même tome; ce faux titre a, de plus, été restauré (voir la photo).Trois coins du tome 1 sont un peu “arrondis”. Exemplaire agréable, avec de belles marges, ce qui n'est pas courant. Intérieur frais. La page de titre du tome 4 comporte une faute non signalée par Max Brun: on y lit “letttres”. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contemplation de la nature. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et considérablement augmentée.

      Hambourg, Virchaux, 1782. ____ Edition la plus complète, augmentée d'un volume par rapport à l'originale. Bonnet y rapporte de nombreuses observations d'histoire naturelle et expose ses théories biologiques. Bien avant Claude Bernard, il attribuait un rôle prépondérant à l'art d'observer dans la recherche scientifique. Ses recherches expérimentales et sa philosophie ont exercé une influence profonde sur les naturalistes des XVIIIème et XIXème siècles. Des pages brunies, deux coiffes élimées, mais bon exemplaire. *****. 3 volumes in-8. Collation : XXXII, 364 pp. / (4), 539 pp. / (4), 464 pp. Basane marbrée, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE, KINDS, CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF INSANITY, LUNACY OR MADNESS.

      Leicester and London, 2 printers (see below), 1782.. 2 VOLUMES, 1782-1806. VOLUME I: FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING, Leicester, printed by G. Ireland for G. Robinson, 1782, VOLUME 2, SECOND EDITION corrected and improved, London, printed for Richard Phillips, 1806. VOLUME1: 8vo, approximately 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, the prelims bound out of order and missing two leaves (pages 9-12), as often found, pages: (4), (13-16) followed by (1-8), 1-324, viii, - catalogue of the principal books quoted in the volume, 1 margin has a closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting text, otherwise a very good clean tight copy, complete with the half-title. VOLUME 2 : 8vo, approximately 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, pages: viii, 1-344, light age-browning and foxing throughout, a few small corner creases, no half-title present, otherwise a good copy. Both volumes rebound in modern quarter crimson morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, marbled boards, new endpapers and pastedowns, top edges red, housed in a plain crimson cloth slipcase. Good set of first and second editions. See Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry 1535-1860, pages 467-71; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 59, listing a second edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Fernsicht m. See.

      - altkol. Umrißradierung n. Hackert ( Karl ), dat. 1782, 31,5 x 46

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        Encyclopedie methodique: Histoire Naturelle, Vers infusoires. Planches de Vers [Single Plate Volume from M. Diderot's Famous Encyclopedia]: Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, par une societe de gens de lettres

      Paris, Panckoucke, Liege, Plomteux (presumed), 1782. Hardcover. Good. Histoire Naturele, Vers infusoires. Planches de Vers. 95 plates in total. From a mid-18th century edition of Diderot's encyclopedia, circa 1751-1782. Gorgeous engravings of biological organisms. Many folding plates. See our pictures. In contemporary wraps. Paper spine label. Shelf wear. Scattered rust marks. Rear 4 plates have very minor marginal worming, but isn't near the picture or text. Encyclopedie methodique: Histoire Naturelle, Vers infusoires.

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        OPERE DEL SIGNOR ABATE PIETRO METASTASIO, POETA CESAREO. Giusta le ultime Correzioni, ed Aggiunte dell'Autore.

      Antonio Zatta, 1782. (Codice AN/1965) Opera completa, sette volumi in 4° (28x20,5 cm) XX-191, IV-277, IV-267, IV-187, IV-302, IV-340, IV-246+223 pp. Sontuosa edizione veneziana illustrata con superbe incisioni in rame: ritratto dell'autore inciso da Zucchi, 114 tavole incise da Dall'Acqua, Zuliani, Damiotto, Alessandri, Novelli, De Gobbis e altri noti artisti del tempo, incorniciate con splendide composizioni architettoniche di squisito gusto neoclassico. Grandi marche tipografiche ai frontespizi, 117 testatine figurate, svariati capilettera ornati. Il tutto magistralmente inciso in rame. Nitida impressione su carta forte vergata, alcuni errori tipografici di numerazione. Qualche macchietta, lievissima gora alle prime carte del tomo I. Eleganti legature d'epoca, mezza pelle (piccola menda a una cuffia) con angoli, nervetti, filetti e titolo oro, doppi tasselli bicolori, tagli colorati. Magnifico esemplare di una delle più belle edizioni figurate del '700 veneziano. Euro 3500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Colomb dans les fers, à Ferdinand et Isabelle, après la découverte de l'Amérique ; épître qui a remportée le prix de l'Académie de Marseille. Précédée d'un Précis historique sur Colomb

      Alexandre Jombert et Jacques Esprit. Edition illustrated frontispiece, a sticker and a cul-de-lamp designed by Marillier and engraved intaglio by De Launay. Our copy is enriched with a high water condition of the frontispiece, 2 prints out text thumbnail, one in eauforte, and two others to the cul-de-lamp.Binding post (XIX) in full blue morocco, signed David. Back with five nerves decorated with boxes, gilded florets and nets.Frictions with the caps and the joints.Francis Kettaneh the library, with his bookplate. Alexandre Jombert et Jacques Esprit Paris 1782 in-8 (14x23cm) (6) 150pp. relié

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        Ornamenti diversi [Ensemble] Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale ed altri ornamenti [Ensemble] 36 planches détails architecture Rome (Ca 1800)

      s.n.. First edition of these two works, of which the first appeared in 1782 and the second in 1787. Ornamenti has an engraved title and dedication and 24 illustrations on 22 plates; Alcune decorazioni has 24 plates. This set is followed by 36 lithographed plates published around 1800 of architectural details from the buildings of ancient Rome, based on the famous book by Desgodetz on the ancient buildings of Rome. All the engravings are on thick paper.Modern marbled paper boards, black morocco title-piece. Scattered foxing, dampstain to second title and in the margin of initial leaves of first volume. Paper good throughout. The son of an architect, Giocondo Albertolli specialized in stucco decoration - it was he who came up with the decoration of the Royal Palace in Milan and the Offices in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. The publication of his works on ornament came under the aegis of his teaching. Most of the plates comes from work carried out by the architect-decorator, whose style can probably generally be described as Neo-Classical and whose published works make up a sort of breviary of Neo-Classical ornament and decoration.  s.n. s.l. 1782 in-plano (36,5x52cm) (4) 22pl. ; (6) 23pl. ; (4) 36pl. relié

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        De situ orbis libri tres.

      Cum notis integris Hermolai Barbari, Petri Jo. Olivarii, Fredenandi Nonii Pintiani, Petri Ciacconi, Andreae Schotti, Isaaci Vossi et Jacobi Gronovii. Accedunt Petri Joannis Nunnesii epistola de patria Pomponii Melae, et adnotata in provemium atque duo priora capita libri I. , et Jacobi Perizonii adnotata ad libri I. capita septemdecim. Curante Abrahamo Gronovio. Editio tertia. Lugduni Batavorum, apud S. et J. Luchtmans, 1782. With copperengraved frontispiece by F. Bleiswejk after H. van der Mij and engraved worldmap drawn by A. Bertius, together with textual engravings. [20] + 1081 + [55] pp. Well-preserved and very clean copy with red edges bound in nice contemporary full vellum with handwritten title and golddecoratations on spine and with blindtooled lines and golddecorations on boards, 1582. 3rd edition of the earliest Roman geography. Pomponius Mela, author of the only ancient treatise on geography in classical latin. Written about AD. 43 or 44, it remained influential until the beginning of the age of exploration, 13 centuries later.Included GEOGRAPHICA et Historica Herodoti, Quæ Latinè Mela exscripsit, ... concinnata, Ab And. Schotto, Antverpiano.

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         Dictionnaire de Musique - (et) diverses pièces sur la musique (dont) : le Projet concernant de Nouveaux signes pour la Musique, la Dissertation sur la Musique moderne, l'Essai sur l'origine des Langues, où il est parlé de la Mélodie & de l'imitation Musicale, Lettre à Monsieur l'Abbé Raynal, Au sujet d'un nouveau Mode de Musique, Examen des deux principes de M. Rameau, Lettre à M. Burney sur la musique...

      Genève, Soc. Typographique, 1782, 3 vol. in 8°, de 437pp. une gde planche dépl., XVII-524pp., 367pp. et 13 planches dépl. de musique gravée, demi-veau moucheté époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de t. rouge et verte, bon exemplaire. Ensemble des écrits sur la musique paru dans la collection des oeuvres posthumes de Rousseau publiée par la Société Typographique de Genève de Moultou et Du Peyrou (1780-1782). Ils forment les tomes 16 à 18 des oeuvres posthumes avec des faux-titres à la date de 1782, mais les pages de titre du Dictionnaire de la musique, et du Projet concernant de Nouveaux signes pour la Musique sont à la date de 1781. Certains textes des "diverses pièces sur la musique" paraissent ici pour la première fois. ¶ Dufour Rousseau II. n°393

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        Expériences et observations sur différentes branches de la physique, avec une continuation des observations sur l'air

      chez Nyon.. Translated work of Englishmen by Mr. Ghibelline. Original French edition. A third book published in 1783 and a fourth in 1787's copy of the library Sainte Genevieve hopes to 2 volumes on the date of 1782 Full mottled brown calf. Smooth spine decorated. Parts of titles and volume numbers in red morocco. Friction. A snag with a small tail lack of volume II. Red edges. English chemist and theologian, who isolated many gases, such as oxygen. He is considered one of the founders of modern chemistry by his contributions to experimentation. Priestley (1733-1804), pastor, theologian and chemist, was encouraged to publish his history of electricity by the Scientific and statesman Benjamin Franklin, whom he met in 1766 Priestley discovered among other things that the coal wood conducts electricity. In 1767, he realized that the electrification of the conductors is superficial. The same year he became pastor in Leeds, Yorkshire, where he became interested in research in the field of gas. With its innovative experimental work he was elected to the Academy of Sciences in 1772, when he published his observations on different air species. His greatest contribution is the isolation of oxygen in 1774. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Nyon. à Paris 1782 in-12 (10x17cm) xxiv, 282pp. 1pl. (6) et (4) 312pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        DESCRIZIONE degli spettacoli, e feste datesi in Venezia per occasione della venuta delle LL. AA. II. il Gran Duca, e Gran Duchessa di Moscovia, sotto il nome di Conti del Nort nel mese di gennajo 1782. Adorna dei ritratti dei detti principi.

      1782. Venezia, presso Vincenzio Formaleoni, 1782, in-8, br. coeva in carta decorata (lievissimi strappetti), pp. 15, [1]. Con i due ritratti incisi in rame f.t. Nel 1782 vennero a far visita a Venezia il granduca di Mosca Paolo Petrowitz, futuro Zar di Russia Paolo II, e sua moglie; viaggiavano in incognito sotto il nome di Conti del Nord. Vennero accolti con una regata in Canal Grande, feste e luminarie; per l'occasione fu organizzato un combattimento di tori in piazzetta San Marco. Questa descrizione a stampa è - insieme ad alcuni dipinti di Francesco Guardi - la principale fonte relativa all'avvenimento. Solo 4 esemplari segnalati in ICCU (ultimo accesso: 16.02.2017). Condizioni più che buone.

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        Bibliothek der Geschichte der Menschheit. Dritter und vierter Band in einem Band ( von insgesamt 8 erschienenen Bänden )

      Weidmanns Erben und Reich Leipzig 1782 ( Ohne Verfasserangabe – Verfasser ermittelt ) Mit 254; 272 Seiten, goldgeprägter Oldr mit marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren und umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8° ( 16,5 x 10 cm ). Inhalt des 3. Bandes: Fortsetzung und Beschluß der Beschreibung von Guinea ( bis Seite 104 ) / Von den Issinesen, Bewohnern des Königreichs Issini auf der Goldküste / Einwohner auf Senegal in den benachbarten obern Gegenden von Nigritien / Einwohner des südlichen Theils von Amerika ( = Auszüge aus der Beschreibung von Patagonien und den angränzenden Theilen von Südamerika aus dem Englischen des Herrn Thomas Falkner, Gotha 1775 ) /// Der vierte Band mit: Einwohner von Grönland. Aus David Cranz Historie von Grönland, 2 Theile, Barby 1765 ( mit 166 Seiten ) / Einwohner von Island. Aus R. Horrebows zuverlässigen Nachrichten von Island. Aus dem Dänischen, Kopenhagen , 1753 / Einwohner von Island. Aus den Briefen, welche eine von Herrn D. Uno von Troil im Jahr 1772 nach Island angestellte Reise betreffend, Aus dem Schwedischen mit Anmerkungen übersetzt, Upsala und Leipzig, 1779. Der Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken mit kleineren Fehlstellen zu den Kapitalen hin sowie hier etwas angeplatzt, das Titelschildchen auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken fehlt. Innen mit mehreren alten Besitzvermerken und alter handschriftlicher Notiz auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt bzw. etwas eselsohrig. Insgesamt von recht guter Erhaltung. - selten - ( Gewicht 350 Gramm ) ( Lagerort: Richey, DG ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Hirschfeld, V.A. Henze, Menschheit, Bibliothek, Afrika, Guinea, Goldküste, Senegal, Nigritien, Patagonien, Feuerland, Falkner, Grönland, David Cranz, Island, Dänemark Troil, Google, Isländisch

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         Des erreurs et de la vérité ou les hommes rappelés au principe universel de la science ... par un PH... INC...

      à Edimbourg, 1782, 2 vol. in 12, de 16-407pp., et 440 pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, une coiffe sup. lég. usée et qq. infimes trous de ver en marge du 1er vol. sinon bel exemplaire. Premier écrit du Philosophe Inconnu, paru en 1775. Il y a plusieurs tirages à la date de 1782. Cet ouvrage, condamné par l'inquisition de Lisbonne, est une réfutation des doctrines matérialistes. Il est basé sur la théorie gnostique de l'émanation ou des agents spirituels émanés du Verbe, telle que formulée et révélée à St Martin par son maître Dom Martinès de Pasqually. On y trouve exposé les idées fondamentales de St Martin et du martinésisme. ¶ Caillet n°9769 - Cat. Guaïta n°930 - Dorbon n°4306 - Fesch 1264 - Cat. maç. Bibl. de Lyon n°212 (autres tirages à la même date).

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        ESSAI SUR L'INFLUENCE DE LA POUDRE A CANON DANS L'ART DE LA GUERRE MODERNE.

      Dessau, aux depens de la Societe Typographique, et se trouve dans la Librairie des Savants, 1782.. FIRST EDITION 1782, French text, 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 7 folding engraved plates at rear, pages: xxiv, 502, XV - explanation of the plates, rebound in modern quarter calf, maroon gilt lettered label, blind decoration to spine, marbled boards, new endpapers, fore and lower edges untrimmed. Pale age-browning to pages and plates, occasional brown spot. A good copy. The author Jakob van Mauvillon (1743 - 1794) was born in Germany into a French Huguenot family. He studied military science and served under Ferdinand of Brunswick during the Seven Years War. Later he taught military architecture and tactics and in 1790 was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel. This treatise covers numerous aspects of the military arts and sciences: weaponry expecially fire-arms, battle formations, tactics, cavalry, exercises, marches, river crossings, camps etc. with many references to the art of war of the ancient Greeks and Romans and to the Seven Years War. The plates show diagrams of various formations and movements of batallions and platoons, the 7th shows river crossings. Not in Spaulding and Karpinski, nor Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten, Military Books. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Voyages autour du monde, et vers les deux Pôles par terre et par mer...

      Paris: Moutard, 1782. Two volumes, octavo, with ten folding engraved maps and plates; in later half calf over original papered boards. First edition: the rare original account of Pagès's extensive narrative of travel and exploration, of most interest for the second volume which recounts his voyage towards the South Pole in search of a Southern Continent under Kerguelen in 1773-74. The ten fine engravings all relate to this part of the work.This was Kerguelen's second voyage, and a disastrous one: Pagès was to be an important witness in the subsequent court-martial of the commander for the events surrounding the dismasting of the Rolland during a storm. Kerguelen was dismissed from the service, and his printed account of the voyage, which was officially suppressed, is today very rare. This second volume also describes Pagès's experiences on a whaling voyage north of Spitzbergen in 1776, which includes much information on whaling and the natural history of the whale. Some scattered spots, small tear to first title-page, but a very good copy.

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        Voyages autour du monde et vers les deux pôles, par terre et par mer, pendant les années 1767 à 1776

      Chez Moutard. First edition, illustrated with 10 boards inset, including 7 large folding maps, a dismemberment of sea whales. All boards are found in the second volume in fine except for the folding plate of whale dismemberment.The book includes the relationship of three trips. Volume 1 describes the travel Circumnavigation qu'effectua Pagès by the west for 4 years. After Louisiana, Texas Pagès crossed in leaving his ship in Santo Domingo, he traveled on the Mississippi. This is the earliest known description of Texas in an English-language book (when the book was translated). Pagès crossed Mexico, then went to the Phillipine and Java, in Mumbai and Surat, finally in Arabia, dating back to Saint John of Acre. Travel is also made by land and by sea, and the author has gleaned number of observations about the customs and manners of the people he has rubbed. The second volume is dedicated to two trips to the south pole (considerations of the Hottentots, the meeting) then north. Chez Moutard A Paris 1782 in-8 (12,5X19cm) 432pp. et 272pp. 4 parties en 2 volumes reliés

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        Beyträge zur Bestimmung des Alters unserer Erde, und ihrer Bewohner der Menschen

      Wien: Joseph Herold, 1782. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 472 pp. Contemporary grey cardboard. ----First Edition, very scarce. GÜSSMANN, Franz (1741-1806), a Jesuit physician in Lemberg and Professor of Natural History at University of Vienna, published a couple of interesting books on astronomical and mineralogical themes. He had been the first to suggest (in 1785) that meteorites actually fell from the sky. He was supported in this hypothesis by the German scientist Franz Chladni (1756-1827), but it was nevertheless well over 100 years before the theory was finally accepted, following the impact of the Tunguska metorite in 1908. This work deals with creation and the age of the earth and its inhabitants. Very Good.

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        Reglamento Para Precaver y Extinguir en Mexico los Incendios.

      1782. Rare Colonial-Era Collection of Mexican Fire Laws Viana, Francisco Leandro de [1730-1804]. Reglamento Para Precaver y Extinguir en Mexico los Incendios de sus Casas, y Edificios Publicos. Madrid: Por Don Joachin Ibarra, 1782. [iv], xviii, 90, xiv pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece (of Princess Maria Luisa de Borbon). Quarto (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary speckled sheep, gilt fillets to boards, gilt spine, marbled endpapers. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, small scuff near center of rear board, light toning to text, internally clean. A very well-preserved copy. $3,500. * Only edition. Issued for Spanish Mexico, this is a code of laws relating to fire prevention, fire fighting and property damaged by fire. OCLC locates a handful of copies in North America, but only 1 in a law library (Harvard). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 99408.

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         Nouveau voyage dans l'Amérique septentrionale en l'année 1781 et Campagne de l'Armée de M. le Comte de Rochambeau

      à Philadelphie, et à Paris, chez Moutard, 1782, in 8°, de IX-222pp., demi-veau moucheté époque à petits coins vélin, dos lisse entièrement orné (De la bibliothèque du château de Louppy, avec ex-libris aux armes des Vassinhac d'Imécourt, propriétaires du château) Bel exemplaire. Edition originale de ce récit pittoresque de l'abbé Robin, qui était alors chapelain du corps expéditionnaire français sous les ordres de Rochambeau lors de la guerre d'indépendance américaine. A la fois ecclésiastique et franc-maçon membre de la Loge "Les Neufs Soeurs" depuis 1776, l'auteur s'intéresse beaucoup à la diversité des opinions religieuses des habitants de l'Amérique du Nord; mais aussi à l'économie et au commerce du point de vue physiocratique en vogue de l'époque. ¶ Quérard Fr. litt. VIII. 83 - Howes R361 - Sabin 72032 - Monaghan 124 "Robin was, upon Franklin's recommendation, attached to the army of Rochambeau as chaplain where, in the regiment of the Vicomte de Noailles, he established a kind of welfare center. He writes in the same genial strain as most of his countrymen, with the peculiar kind of observation and tone of sentiment which marks almost all French travels." - Leclerc 999 - Chadenat 1196.

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        Dernier Voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde, où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en Allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes.

      Berne: chez la nouvelle Société Typographique, 1782. Octavo; a fine and very clean copy in an excellent modern French binding in the eighteenth-century style of grained dark blue calf, ornately gilt. The first and best French edition, and a most attractive copy. This edition contains, in addition to Zimmermann's narrative account, a life of Captain Cook adapted from material that had appeared in the Göttingisches Magazin, the work of either Georg Forster or Georg Lichtenberg (or both). First appearing in German in 1781, Zimmermann's was the first description of the third voyage to appear on the continent. Along with Rickman, it was one of two accounts published a full three years before the official account, and may well in fact be the earliest full description of the voyage to be published. Furthermore, in any early edition, Zimmermann's first-hand account of Cook's third voyage is one of the scarcest of all the Cook voyage accounts (there is, for example, no copy of any of the eighteenth-century editions in the catalogue of the Hill collection).Second French and German editions followed in 1783. "Both French editions are of great rarity and are of interest not only on that account but because of the additional matter which they contain... " (Holmes). Then followed Dutch editions in 1784 and 1791, and Russian versions were published at St. Petersburg in 1786 and 1788. These seem to have been all the appearances of the narrative until 1926, when the first version in English was published. As Rodney Davidson wrote of the early printings, "all these editions are exceedingly rare... It is hard to predict the realisation price for a copy if one were to come into the open market, as competition between collectors would be very keen... "."Zimmermann, a native of Speyer, was coxswain in the Discovery. From the start of the voyage he determined to keep a shorthand journal of the voyage and to retain it, despite the instructions... demanding the surrender of all logs and journals... His account is by no means free from errors, but it has an ingenuousness and charm which differentiate it from the other accounts. His appreciation of Cook's character deserves to rank with that of Samwell" (Holmes). Pp. 7 to 11 of this edition contain Zimmermann's long description of the Tasmanian Aborigines, with an interesting note in passing suggesting how many copies of the "Resolution and Adventure" medal, minted for distribution on the second voyage, were actually still available for distribution during the third voyage: on one day alone, Cook gave examples to eight or nine Aborigines, "which had such a good effect that the next day 49 more came to visit... some of whom received the same presents as their earlier compatriots, but none of whom was willing to come aboard the ships... ".Beddie records only the Mitchell and National Library copies in Australia.

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        Nouveau voyage dans l'Amérique septentrionale en l'année 1781 et campagne de l'armée de M. Rochambeau.

      Philadelphie, Paris , 1782. ____ "Récit pittoresque et sentimental du voyage de l'abbé Robin qui accompagnait l'armée de Rochambeau." Fay p. 16. Sabin 72032. Bel exemplaire broché à l'époque dans un papier dominoté : "A Orléans, chez Perdoux". *****. In-8. Collation : VIII, 224 pp. Broché, couverture papier peint en couleur.

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Les Jardins, ou l'Art d'Embellir les Paysages.

      Paris: Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1782. Duodecimo, engraved title, engraved plate, half-title, single page approbation at rear, a lovely copy in contemporary tan calf, flat spine gilt with red morocco label, bumped. A rare work and a very attractive copy of the most celebrated and influential poem of Delille, in which the author celebrated the virtues of the natural garden or jardin anglais, rather than the fashion for neoclassical symmetry.The work includes a famous cameo appearance by "Poutaveri", that is the Tahitian Autourou, who returned to France with Bougainville. In the poem, Poutaveri glimpses a mulberry tree - the plant most commonly used in the manufacture of tapa cloth - and is overwhelmed with homesickness for Tahiti. The name Poutaveri is interesting as it was actually Autourou's rendering of the name "Bougainville", a name he took in honour of his former captain and Parisian host.Jacques Montanier de Lille (1738-1813) was one of the great eighteenth-century French poets, and his works were much reprinted and translated: his influence on taste in gardening was significant, and he is also known for his translations into French of Virgil's Georgics and Milton's Paradise Lost, two great works with gardening themes.Les Jardins was first published the same year in in a limited and now very rare large format edition by Didot, and this attractive smaller format edition immediately followed. The poem was a great success throughout Europe with English and German translations appearing quickly. A few early and late pages with some browning at head and foot.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        An Inquiry into the Legal Mode of Suppressing Riots. With a Constitutional Plan of Future Defence. Second Edition

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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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