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        Méthode raisonnée Pour apprendre à Jouer du Violon... [Subtitle]: Traduite de l'Allemand en Français par Valentin Roeser... On trouvera à la fin de cette Méthode XII Petits Duo et un Caprice faciles et a la portée des commançants

      Paris: Boyer... Le Menu. [ca. 1783]. Folio. Early green paper boards with manuscript label to spine. 1f. (title), 89, [ii] (blank), 2-3 (Table du rapport des Notes entr'elles relativement a leurs valeurs"), [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With early signatures ("Karpoff" and the publisher, "Boyer") to title. Includes 12 duos for two violins and a caprice for viol solo (pp. 72-89). Binding worn, bumped and somewhat stained. Some browning and minor offsetting; small binder's holes to inner blank margins. . Rare. Cortot p. 141. Hirsch I 424. RISM p. 602. "The Violinschule of 1756... revised by the author for second and third editions published in 1769–70 and 1787 respectively, was widely recognized as the most important violin tutor of its time. A Dutch translation appeared in 1766, and a French edition, by Valentin Roeser, apparently not authorized, in 1770... In essence, the Violinschule draws on the Italian method and Tartini in particular, although the historical chapters show Mozart’s acquaintance with a broad range of music theory, from Glarean on... The work... represents the source closest to Mozart and is the most valuable guide to the musical and aesthetic education of the younger composer." Cliff Eisen et al in Grove onlineRoeser (ca. 1735-1782) was a composer and clarinetist active in Paris in the second half of the 18th century.

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        STORIA DI MILANO.

      Marelli 1783-1798 In - 8 gr. (mm. 278x216), 2 voll., mz. pelle mod. stile Settecento, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, pp. XII,519; (4),475; con 1 pianta della città, 6 tavv. di vedute e costumi (anche più volte ripieg.), inc. in rame dal Cagnoni, e 1 tav. genealogica, f.t. Nel 1° vol.: "si narrano le vicende della città incominciando dai più rimoti principj sino alla fine del dominio dei Visconti"; nel 2°: "si descrive lo stato della repubblica milanese, il dominio degli Sforza, e de' successivi sovrani sino ai principj del pontificato di S. Carlo Borromeo". "Edizione originale". Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,967: "L'A. potè pubblicare solamente la prima parte mentre della seconda non giunse che all'anno 1524. Frisi continuò il lavoro e diede alle stampe il secondo tomo nel 1798" - Predari, p. 198 - Gamba,2490 - Brunet,V,1147 - Graesse, VII,287. Solo alc. cc. con lieve uniforme arross. o fiorit., altrimenti esemplare marginoso su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        Works

      Strahan, J Rivington & Sons, London 1783 - 12 volumes. Original full tree calf with red labels, with occasional very slight wears. An exceptionally fine and attractive set. Each volume with frontispieces of Fielding by Hogarth. With contemporary bookplate of Francis Pym Esq & later bookplate of Chris Watney. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne . with a Life of the Author, Written by Himself [Complete in 10 Volumes]

      London : Printed For W. Strahan . [And 10 Others] 1783 - Portraits and plates after [? ] Hogarth. 19cm. Contents: (from t. P. ) Containing, I. The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gent. -- II. A sentimental journey through France and Italy -- III. Sermons -- IV. Letters. Full contemporary aniline calf; contrasting black and wine morocco title and volume labels. Elaborately gilt-tooled spines. Bands and panel edges worn and dust-dulled as with age, some hinges starting. An uncommonly good set overall. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mineralogie der Vulkane, oder Beschreibung aller durch die unterirdischen Feuerausbrüche hervorgebrachter oder ausgeworfener Substanzen., Aus dem Französischen über setzt. Mit (zwei von) drei Kupfertafeln.

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1783 - X, 342 S. mit 2 von 3 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln ( es fehtl Tafel 3 " Seitengestalten des (.) Lavahaufens) Erste deutsche Ausgabe ( EA Grenoble 1778),- Ebert I, 7369; Fromm III, 8821. Titelblatt hinterlegt, gestempelt und mit ExLibirs. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. Sehr selten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8°. Neue gebundener Pappband mit Buntpapierbezug und goldgeprägtem weinroten Lederrückenschild im Stil der Zeit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album of 21 Chiaroscuro Woodcuts

      England, 1783. Album. 50 x 35 cm. Gray cardboard. Book of twenty-one (including title page) chiaroscuro prints mounted on pages borders drawn in pen and ink in book-form. Inscribed with dedication by the artist, and dated 1783. Bookplate of the Edward Cheney Collection. Folio. Very rare.

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        Lex Mercatoria Rediviva: Or, The Merchant's Directory. Being a.

      1783 - "An Authority in Mercantile Customs": Kent Beawes, Wyndham [fl. 1775]. Mortimer, Thomas, Editor. Lex Mercatoria Rediviva: Or, The Merchant's Directory. Being a Complete Guide to All Men in Business; Whether as Traders, Remitters, Owners, Freighters, Captains, Insurers, Brokers, Factors, Supercargoes, Agents. Containing an Account of Our Mercantile Companies; Of Our Colonies and Factories Abroad; Of Our Commercial Treaties with Foreign Powers; Of the Duty of Consuls, And of the Laws Concerning Aliens, Naturalization, and Denization. To Which Is Added, a Sketch of the Present State of the Commerce of the Whole World; Describing the Manufactures and Products of Each Particular Nation; With Tables of the Correspondence and Agreement of Their Respective Coins, Weights, and Measures. Extracted from the Works of the Most Celebrated British and Foreign Commercial Writers. The Whole Equally Calculated for the Information and Service of the Merchant, Lawyer, Member of Parliament and Private Gentleman. Considerably Enlarged and Improved. London: Printed for J. Rivington, and Sons, [et. al.], 1783. vi, [6], 944 [16] pp. Fold-out table. Folio (15-1/2" x 9-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and contemporary lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Clean tear to license leaf, toning, occasional light foxing. Early owner signature to head of title page, brief annotations to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Reissue of the fourth edition. Beawes was a merchant and his book was intended to be "a guide to all men in business." Nonetheless the Lex Mercatoria was often cited in court, and its authority formed the basis of several decisions. It was especially influential in the United States, where, according to Kent, it was "an authority in mercantile customs.": Kent, Commentaries on American Law III:126. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:518-19 (7). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Ninth Edition, With the Last Corrections of the Author; and Continued to the Present Time, By Ri. Burn, LL.D. Four Volumes. Eller 14

      Printed for W. Strahan; T. Cadell, in the Strand [etc.], London 1783 - Contemporary tree calf, the spines elaborately extra-gilt, lightly rubbed and chipped, but altogether quite an appealing, even gorgeous set The closest we come to Blackstone's "received text", incorporating the manuscript corrections in his hand found in his own copy, becoming the edition, in the words of William Hammond, from which "most of the current editions are printed" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Printed for W. Strahan et al, London 1783 - 4 volume set, contemporary calf, red and green spine labels, gilt. Frontis portrait: pp 485; 520 + appendix xix; 455 + appendix xxvii; 443 + appendix vii + index. Some wear to edges of boards with loss of colour; ends of spines rubbed and chipped, hinges are rubbed and cracking. The front cover is nearly detached on Volume 2. The binding is secure for all the volumes. Multiple volumes which will require extra shipping.

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        l'Italie.

      Paris. 1783 - Size: 630 x 495 mm. Very good condition, sporadic foxing on margins, not affecting map. Darkened edges Copper engraving. Original colour. Ornamental cartouche at top right. 13 scales at top left. The map shows the whole of Italy, her islands and the Dalmatian coast. The map features a very decorative title cartouche. 'Atlas Geographique des Quatre Parties du Monde'.

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        Of the Imitation of Christ: In Three Books. Translated from the Latin of Thomas a Kempis. By John Payne.

      London: Printed, Philadelphia: Re-Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, in Market-Street, between Second and Third-Streets. M DCC LXXXIII. [1783]. Printing and the Mind of Man 13. Evans 17992. - 4 1/4 in. x 6 3/4 in., printed titlepage: [i]-xxxi, [32]-44 pp., [1]-211 pp. Woodcut tail-pieces in the form of a bee. Preface: pp. [iii]-xxxi ([32] is blank); Contents: pp. [33]-41 ([42] is blank); The Ingenious and Pious Author of the Amaranth, a Collection of Religious Poems, printed 1767, gives the following Account of Thomas a Kempis: pp. [43]-44; text: pp. [1]-211. Bound in full, dark brown, mottled sheep, with a maroon morocco leather title label on the spine, gilt-lettered: THOMAS A KEMPIS, with gilt bands across the spine. Headbands present. Lower fore-edge of the front cover shows some of the leather worn away, with wear, rubbing, to outer hinges, cover margins, edges. Upper corner of the front flyleaf has cracked off, some browning to endpapers, flyleaves, title-page; a few page margins show tears, stains from a pressed flower, at pp. 92-93; general age-related tanning to the paper. Early ink inscription at the top of the title-page: from Sarah C Hawnhurst to Rufus Hazard '6 mo 9th 1828 With the double silhouette bookplate (of Munson & Hetty Ganson Havens) of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector and author, Munson Havens (1873-1942). First American edition of the mid-18th century translation by John Payne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Logarithmische, trigonometrische, und andere zum Gebrauche der Mathematik eingerichtete Tafeln und Formeln. [ édition originale - originalausgabe - first ed. ]

      Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern 1783 - Herausgeben von Georg Vega, Unterlieutenant und Lehrer der Mathematik bey dem K. K. zweyten Feld-Artillerie-Regiment, 1 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque pleine basane mouchetée, dos lisse ornée en long, Gedruck bey Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, Wien, 1783, LXVIII-420 pp. Edition originale. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale de la première table de logarithmes publiée par Georg Verlag, bien complet du feuillet d'addendum, paginé 419-420, qui manque souvent (reliure frottée avec mq. en coiffes, fentes en mors, coins frottés, parfait état intérieur). First edition. Rare copy, complete with the rare last leaf, the addendum, paginated 419-420, integrating Sherwin's last work ("Nachdem die Herausgabe von gegenwärtigen Tafeln schon bereits die Presse verliefs, erhielt ich endlich Sherwin's Mathemetical Tables contriv'd after a most comprehensive Method. Gardiner, 1761 . "). Poggendorff, II, 1190 ; Cantor, ADB, 39, pp. 523-525 Langue: Allemand [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise Upon Ulcers of the Legs.[I] An Essay on the Most Efficacious Means of Treating Ulcerated Legs.. [II] The Conductor, and Containing Splints... [III] A Physiological Enquiry Into the Process of Labour [IV]; The Curiosities of Common Water.[V]

      London and Dublin: J Mathews; W Nicoll; J and F Rivington; Richard Moncrieffe; G Ewing. Cover and spine worn with upper board detached. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1783. First Edition and Reprints. Leather cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 158pp; 31pp; 20pp; ix, 60pp;56pp. 3 fold out copper plates. 5 separate works in one volume. Book I published in 1783; Book II in 1783 [author unknown]; Book III, the second edition in 1767; Book IV published in Dublin in 1770 and Book V, the eighth edition in 1725 in Dublin. .

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        Einleitung in die Conchylienkenntniss nach Linné.

      - Halle, J.G. Gebauer, 1783-1786. 3 volumes. 8vo (200 x 115mm). (I:) pp. xxxii, 860, (2), with 3 large engraved folding plates; (II:) viii, 726, with 4 folding plates, of which one large; (III:) pp. xvi, 596, with 2 engraved large folding plates. Contemporary vellum, spines with old lettering. A beautifully preserved copy. The excellent plates are drawn and engraved by Capieux. "The 'Einleitung' was supposed to contain descriptions and synonymies of every known shelled mollusc, an ambitious project at any time, but it supplied figures of only a few ." (Dance. Hist. of Shell Collecting p. 50).Nissen ZBI, 3756.

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        Traité des assurances et des contrats à la grosse

      Marseille, chez Jean Mossy 1783 - Two volumes in 4to; pp. (8), XVI, 686; pp. (4), 680, (4); contemporary marbled calf, gilt spine with raised bands, contrasting spine label with gilt lettering, some rubbing and bumping to extremities, red edges, marbled endpapers, 8 pages of the preface browned, else only occasional light browning, clean and crisp, a good set. First edition. Émerigon was an advocate in the parliament of AIX and a coucilor in the admirality court of Marseille. He had by long practice and study aquired a very extensive and profound knowledge of maritime and commercial law. This treatise is of the highest authority (McCulloch, p. 246). Kress B 573, Goldsmiths 12420, Graesse II, 470 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Epitome Ritualis Romani, In Usum Missionum Scotiae.,

      (unk), Edinburgh (?) 1783 - 12mo. iv, 190pp. Remnants of full calf binding. Mostly in Latin with a section of the appendices in English. There are only two leather remnants of the original binding left on the boards, but enough to confirm a simple binding with a blind rule around the edges. The spine has perished completely leaving the sewing exposed, and with the boards hanging on only by worn cords. The ffep is gone, but the rfep is present. Given its history, no attempt has been made to stabilize or repair the binding; instead it has been housed in a custom clamshell case to protect it in the condition is has come down to us. A survival of the Catholic Mission to Scotland. With the Scottish Reformation, the old Catholic hierarchy of Scotland ended with the death of the Archbishop of Glasgow in 1603. Thereafter the Roman Church designated Scotland a Missionary Territory. Catholics went underground and those caught practicing the Old Religion were imprisoned or killed. Catholic rituals such as this one were destroyed. It is no wonder that the sources are unsure of the place of printing or the name of the publisher and only guess at Edinburgh. Nor is it a surprise to find the book small enough to be concealed easily on one's person. It is well used, and a very scarce survival of a difficult period. The Catholic Scottish hierarchy was not restored until 1878 when conditions had changed sufficiently to allow it. Only one copy listed in OCLC; another edition, printed in London in the same year, has also only a single listing. ESTC T202694. Truly rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux iles de Lipari, fait en 1781, ou notices sur les Iles Aeoliennes, pour servir a l'histoire des volcans; suivi d'un memoire sur une espece de volcan d'air, & d'un autre sur la temperature du climat de Malthe, & sur la difference de la chaleur reelle & de la chaleur sensibleÉ

      Rue et Hotel Serpente, Paris 1783 - First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 208; engraved head- and tail-pieces; early dark blue paper-covered boards stamped in gilt on spine, some wear to extremities, tidemarking in signature D, and occasional light foxing, otherwise a very good, untrimmed copy. The geologist Dolomieu (1750-1801), after whom the mineral dolomite was named, "acquired a reputation as one of the most astute geologistsÉ He was known primarily for his studies of volcanic substances and regions; among his related interests were earthquakes, the structure of mountain ranges, the classification of rocks, and the fashion in which chemical and mineralogical studies could be applied to historical interpretation of the earth" (DSB). This copy from the library of Charles Jaillet, with his bookplate mounted to front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Voyage aux iles de Lipari, fait en 1781, ou notices sur les Iles Aeoliennes, pour servir a l'histoire des volcans; suivi d'un memoire sur une espece de volcan d'air, & d'un autre sur la temperature du climat de Malthe, & sur la difference de la chaleur reelle & de la chaleur sensibleÉ"

      Paris: Rue et Hotel Serpente. 1783. "First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 208; engraved head- and tail-pieces; early dark blue paper-covered boards stamped in gilt on spine, some wear to extremities, tidemarking in signature D, and occasional light foxing, otherwise a very good, untrimmed copy. The geologist Dolomieu (1750-1801), after whom the mineral dolomite was named, ""acquired a reputation as one of the most astute geologistsÉ He was known primarily for his studies of volcanic substances and regions; among his related interests were earthquakes, the structure of mountain ranges, the classification of rocks, and the fashion in which chemical and mineralogical studies could be applied to historical interpretation of the earth"" (DSB). This copy from the library of Charles Jaillet, with his bookplate mounted to front pastedown."

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        L'Homme Noir ou Le Spléen, Comédie en Deux actes et en Prose, représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, le 2 juin 1783 [ Suivi de : ] Le Conteur, ou Les Deux Postes, Comédie en Trois actes en Prose Par Picard [ Suivi de : ] Le Siège de Pontoise ou L'Arrivée de Charles VII à l'Abbaye de Maubuisson, en 1441, Comédie en quatre actes, représentée en ladite ville le 20 ventôse an VIII, par le C. L.-D.-C. Gueriteau [ Suivi de : ] René le Sage ou C'est bien la Turcaret, Comédie en un Acte, en Prose et en Vaudevilles, des Citoyens Barré, Radet, Deschamps, D**, Représentée, pour la première fois, sur le théâtre du Vaudeville, le 5 germinal an 10 [ Suivi de : ] Deux Mots, ou Une nuit dans la Forêt, Comédie en un

      Cailleau Chez André Chez l'Imprimeur, local des ci-devant cordeliers Chez Barba Roullet Fages Vente 1783 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane marron, L'Homme Noir ou Le Spléen, Chez Cailleau, Paris, 1783, 55 pp. ; Le Conteur, ou Les Deux Postes, Comédie en Trois actes en Prose Par Picard représentée pour la première fois sur le théâtre de la République le 22 fructidor an II, Chez André, An Huitième, 55 pp. ; Le Siège de Pontoise ou L'Arrivée de Charles VII à l'Abbaye de Maubuisson, en 1441, Seconde édition, Se trouve à Pontoise Chez l'Imprimeur, local des ci-devant cordeliers et à Paris, Chez les Marchands de Nouveautés, An 10 [ 1802 ], 36 pp. ; René le Sage ou C'est bien la Turcaret, Comédie en un Acte, en Prose et en Vaudevilles, des Citoyens Barré, Radet, Deschamps, D**, Représentée, pour la première fois, sur le théâtre du Vaudeville, le 5 germinal an 10, Chez Barba, An X (1802), 43 pp. et 1 f. (catalogue) ; Deux Mots, ou Une nuit dans la Forêt, Comédie en un acte et en prose, Chez Mad. Masson, Paris, 1806, 32 pp. ; La Mort d'Adam et son Apothéose, Tragédie Lyrique, en Trois Actes, représentée pour la première fois sur le Théâtre de l'Académie Impériale de Musique, le vendredi 17 mars 1809, Chez Roullet, Paris, De l'Imprimerie de J. Gratiot, 1809, 4 ff. et 57 pp. ; La Jeunesse de Préville, ou Les Comédiens de Campagne, Comédie en un Acte, Mêlée de Vaudevilles, par MM** Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théatre du Vaudeville, le 18 Mai 1809, une annotation manuscrite de l'époque précise le nom de l'auteur : Dupré de St-Maur, secrétaire des Communs de la Princesse Borghèse, exemplaire signé par l'éditeur, Chez Fages, Librairie du Théatre du Vaudeville, Paris, 1809, 30 pp. et 1 f. ; La Revanche, Comédie en trois actes, en Prose, par MM***,[ une annotation manuscrite de l'époque précise le nom de l'auteur : Roger et Creusé ] représentée pour la première fois, sur le Théatre Français, par les Comédiens de S.M. l'Empereur et le Roi, le 15 Juillet 1809, exemplaire dédicacé par l'un des auteur, Roger "à mon ami Desprez", Chez Vente, Paris, 1809, 1 f. et 96 pp. ; [ Suivi de : ] Une Soirée d'Auberge, Comédie en un Acte, mêlée de Vaudevilles, par Messieurs***. ***., [ une annotation manuscrite de l'époque précise le nom des auteurs : Dupré de Saint-Maur et Forbin ], Imprimerie de P.N. Rougeron, 32 pp. Beau recueil contenant un très rare exemplaire de la pièce de Gernevalde retouchée par Maillé (Quérard, III, 334), utilisant pour l'une des toutes premières fois dans le titre d'une oeuvre de langue française la notion de "Spleen" popularisée en Angleterre par Matthew Green. "Nous sommes anglaises. L'Homme noir, dont vous parlez, s'appelle Johnson. Au bout de deux ans de mariage, il devint taciturne, mélancolique, brutal ; sa mauvaise humeur s'étendait sur tout le monde, même jusques sur son enfant, qui n'avait alors que six mois. . On n'a pas trouvé d'autres remèdes que de dépayser Monsieur Johnson, & de lui faire changer d'air". On découvre aussi dans ce recueil de nombreuses éditions rares (comme "Le siège de Pontoise"), souvent en éditions originales, dont une dédicacée au vaudevilliste et chansonnier français Aimé Desprez (comédien lui-même, il avait intégré la troupe de l'Ambigu-Comique), permettant ainsi de préciser la provenance de ce recueil. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Aminta Favola Boscareccia Di Torquato Tasso & Il Congresso de Citera, Del Conte Algarotti, Accresciuto D'Alcune Lettere e del Giudizio D'Amore. [Near-miniature with "grotesque"/allegorical fore-edge].

      From engraved frontispiece (C. Boily, Sc.): Londra 1783. (Possibly Naples). - Size of binding: 2 3/4" x 5", v, 160pp.; fine, engraved frontispiece by C. Boily, featuring a flying Cupid with arrow, three putti with hunting horns & dogs against a wooded background, engraved title, floral borders. Page height: 4 11/16"; text features various small printer's ornaments, borders, & is in a very small, but clear type. Near miniature, pocket-size edition of this classic. Bound in full, dark green, straight-grain morocco, with 5 gilt lines & title on spine & single line borders around margins of covers, broken line border on cover edges, leaf-design border dentelles; all edges gilt; with headbands, pink silk book-marker bound in at begininng of Algarotti work; marbled paper endpapers; fore-edge painting/decoration features a grotesque, Renaissance-style mask, surrounded by similar, colored floral type arabesques. Colors are still quite sharp, when this piece is correctly (but carefully) fanned open. Binding is unsigned but looks continental, rather than English, ca. 1800. Spine ends & cover corners/edges show slight rubbing or wear, with some of the green leather surface worn off & a few small similar rubs to the spine, outer hinges, small dark spot to fore-edge; a few tan spots to frotispiece margins, text. A very unusual type of earlier fore-edge painting, here with the understated neo-classical binding, given a more gothic/grotesque look, which an earlier owner has described by penciling on first flyleaf: "Allegorical fore-edge painting". (Italian text). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Phytonomatotechnie Universelle, c'est-à-dire, l'art de donner aux plantes des noms tirés de leurs caractères; nouveau systême au moyen duquel on peut de soi-même, sans le secours d'aucun livre, nommer toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface de notre globe.

      - Paris, chez l'auteur/ Didot le jeune/ Poisson, 1783-1784 (-1786). 3 volumes in 26 (of 27) parts. Folio (420 x 275mm). With 310 (of 320) fine handcoloured engraved plates. Original printed wrappers, the first 10 parts comprising volume one, in a contemporary portfolio. First and only edition of this noted rarity. The prospectus of the work announced 200 copies, of which 100 handcoloured, probably far fewer copies were produced. Our copy does not include fasc. 22. The only complete copy we could trace was the Plesh copy which was sold in 1975. The de Belder copy which was sold at Sotheby's 27 April 1987, lot 21 (mis-catalogued), made Pounds 13,200 and lacked fasc. 26 and 28 and contained 300 plates.It is one of the most bizarre flower books and reflects the intellectual optimism of the Enlightenment and the belief in the possiblity of universal knowledge. Bergeret invented a system of naming plants which would contain all the essential knowledge about their class, family, genus, species as well as descriptive features, contained in a single name. He assigned letters of the alphabet to characters of each plant concerned. This 'simple' mnemonic system, he believed, would establish a universal nomenclature and allow anyone, without recourse to botanical texts, to name any plant in the world. As an example of his nomenclature, Plantago Major, L. becomes GIQGYABIAHUQZEZ etc. "These are formulae and cannot be considered as names under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature" (Stafleu).Fortunately Bergeret illustrated his work, the plates are attractive and several of them involve elementary colour printing, being printed with red, green and brown inks and finished by hand. Bergeret was surgeon to the brother of Louis XVI, who eventually became Louis XVIII. "In all fairness, it must be added that each species treated. was skillfully and fully described, and Bergeret's illustrations were exceptionally good"(Williams. Botanophilia in eighteenth century France p. 112)."C'est à Jean-Pierre Bergeret que l'on doit la fameuse 'Phytonomatotechnie Universelle.' Cet étonnant ouvrage inachevé est unique dans toute l'histoire de la botanique. est aujourd'hui un ouvrage d'une grande valeur' (Dayrat. Les botanistes de la flore de la France p. 160).Stafleu & Cowan 456; Nissen BBI, 145; Great Flower Books p. 50. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Audienz des Bothschafters von Marocco bey Seiner Kaiserl. Königl. Apostol. Majestät &c.&c. Joseph II. in Wien den 28. Febr. 1783. Seidi Muhamet ein Sohn Seidi Abdullahs ein Enkel Seidi Ismail Sultan von Marocco, Taffilet und Nord-Africa &c. gewidmet von Hieronymus Löschenkohl.

      Vienna, Hieronymus Löschenkohl, (1783). - Engraving with caption in German and Arabic. 39:45 cm. The Moroccan envoy Mohammed Ben Abdul visited Vienna in 1783 to seal a friendship treaty and trade agreement. He was welcomed at the Hofburg by Emperor Joseph II on February 28. The engraving depicts the reception, with the High Chamberlain Prince Orsini-Rosenberg leading the envoy (holding a writ in his hand) and his companions before the Emperor, who receives them standing. Next to the Emperor are the interpreter von Bihn, the Vice-Chancellor Graf Cobenzl, and another high state official. The publication of this engraving was announced in the "Wiener Zeitung" on 26 April 1783. - Very rare. Catalogue "Hieronymus Löschenkohl", Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, 1959, no. 46a.

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        THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of the Intestina and Mollusca Linnaei.

      London, printed for the author by James Dixwell, 1783.FIRST EDITION 1783, parallel text in English and French, 4to, approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, additional engraved pictorial title page with French text under half page engraving and 11 hand coloured engraved plates, (several images on each plate) drawn from nature by James Barbut (Jaques Barbut), engraved title, printed title, pages:xx including list of subscribers, followed by 2 pages Apology, 1 - 101 plus blank page unnumbered, bound in full tree calf, rebacked in modern calf, maroon gilt lettered label and gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, gilt leaf scroll to edges of covers. Small hole page 87 / 88 repaired with archival tape with loss of a few words and letters, affecting the English text on recto and the French text on verso, slightly affecting the understanding of 5 short lines, offsetting to printed title from engraved title, offsetting to text from colour plates, colour plates clean, some light age - browning, some shallow nicks to fore - edges, hardly noticeable, evidence of removal of book - plate or label from front pastedown, endpapers and pastedowns a little dusty and lightly crinkled, last pastedown has small craze at outer edge, otherwise a very good copy. A second part was published separately 5 years later in 1788. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oeuvres.

      Amsterdam, Paris 1783 - Livre ancien Première édition collective, en partie originale. L'illustration comprend un portrait par Schmidt gravé par Ficquet et 78 jolies figures de Marillier gravées par Biosse, Borgnet, Châtelain, Dambrun, Delaunay, Delignon, Delvaux, Gaucher, Halbou, Longueil, Patas, Ponce. Manon Lescaut occupe la seconde partie du 3e volume. Bel exemplaire. Condition : 39 volumes in-8, demi-veau blond, dos plat orné aux petits fers à motifs asymétriques, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges. Reliure allemande de l'époque, garde de papier dominoté. -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches.

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, Printers to the University: and sold by W. Dawson, London, 1783 - Large quarto (288 × 220 mm). Contemporary red morocco, sides with wide gilt border built up with a dog-tooth and line roll enclosing repeated drawer-handle tools, two birds on a branch, a floral spray, and an upright floral tool; spine divided into six compartments by raised bands, dark blue goatskin label in second compartment, others alternately gilt all over to a lattice pattern and gilt with large intersecting floral swag tools, board edges and turn-ins gilt with a decorative roll, spot-marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A little imperceptible repair to foot of joints, few light scratches, slight browning at the foot of gatherings K and L, some sealing wax blots around the edges of the front endleaves; a very handsome late eighteenth-century family Bible. Printed in double column. Presentation copy from the Reverend Thomas Wills (1740–1802) to the Lyon family. The front flyleaf records the Bible as being "The Gift of the Revd. Thomas Wills to James Wittit Lyon, Janry 26. 1787", when the boy was five months old. The front pastedown has the book label of the recipient's father Benjamin Lyon, who married Rebekah Wittit on 11 August 1785. Details of the Lyon children are given on the facing page, all having been baptized by the Rev Thomas Wills. The Church of England clergyman Thomas Wills was minister for Spa Fields in London, one of Lady Huntingdon's chapels, where Benjamin Lyon sat on the chapel committee. He was a charismatic Calvinist preacher in the tradition of George Whitefield. Under pressure for his lack of orthodoxy, he eventually took the oath of allegiance as a dissenting minister in 1782. However around the time of this gift he fell out with Lady Huntingdon and was dismissed from preaching in any of her chapels in July 1788. The recipient James Wittit Lyon became a successful lawyer. He married Emma Dalton in 1825, and bought the estate of Miserden Park, Gloucestershire, in 1839. In 1830 he was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Herbert 1286.

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        De la Sagesse

      Bastien, Paris 1783 - Deux volumes in-4 (270 x 208 mm), maroquin citron, dos lisse orné, encadrement de filets sur les plats, dentelle sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure début XIX dans le style Bradel-Derôme). Orné d'un portrait de l'auteur et d'un frontispice. Exemplaire sur grand papier. Ex-libris BL. (bel exemplaire, malgré quelques frottements sur les coiffes, coupes et coins, et quelques rousseurs). // Two quarto volumes (270 x 208 mm), bright lemon morocco, smooth spine tooled, fillets borders on covers, dentelle on turns-in and inside, gilt edges (early-19th-cent. binding, in the style of Bradel-Derôme). Illustrated with a portrait of the author and a frontispiece. Copy on large paper. Bookplate BL. (fine copy, despite some rubbings on top and bottom of spine, turns-in and corners, and some brownings).

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        The Letters of The Celebrated Junius.

      London: 1783. - 2 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. Full tree calf with raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt panels. An exceptionally elegant set in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie ancienne ] Atlas [Recueil de planches ] : Plan de Kronstadt (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl.12) ; grande carte dépliante de Saint Pétersbourg (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 1) ; Plan de Moskou (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 15) ; Carte de la Mer d'Azov et d'une partie de la Mer Noire levée en 1774 par Monsieur Kinsbergen Capitaine de Haut-Bord de S.-M. Impériale de toutes les Russies (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 16) ; Carte de la Mer Caspienne dressée en septembre 1776 d'après les dernières Observations par D. Guldenstaedt (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 17) ; Tereki Fluvii Cursus Kabarda major minor que et Caucaso adjacentes regiones (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 18) ; Plan et coupe horizontal

      1783 - Un recueil factice composés par un grand nombre des planches de l'atlas, en 1 vol. in-folio reliure d'époque demi-basane, plats imitation basane mouchetée, [ circa 1783 - 1785 ] Plan de Kronstadt (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl.12) ; grande carte dépliante de Saint Pétersbourg (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 1) ; Plan de Moskou (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 15) ; Carte de la Mer d'Azov et d'une partie de la Mer Noire levée en 1774 par Monsieur Kinsbergen Capitaine de Haut-Bord de S.-M. Impériale de toutes les Russies (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 16) ; Carte de la Mer Caspienne dressée en septembre 1776 d'après les dernières Observations par D. Guldenstaedt (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 17) ; Tereki Fluvii Cursus Kabarda major minor que et Caucaso adjacentes regiones (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 18) ; Plan et coupe horizontale du labyrinthe souterrain de Koungour (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 20) ; [ Sculptures anciennes ] (atlas pl. 28) ; [ Objets anciens ] (atlas pl. 26 et pl. 27 et pl. 28 [bis ]) ; Bender assiégé & pris par les Russes en 1770 (atlas pl. 34) ; Plan de l'Attaque et la Victoire remportée par les Russes sur les Turcs et les Tartars près du Large en Moldavie le 7 juillet 1770 (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl.35) ; Plan de la Bataille & de la Victoire remportée par les Russes sur les Turcs commandés par le Grand Vizir près de la Rivière Kagul en Bessarabie le 21 Juillet 1770 (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 36) ; Plan des Expéditions faites par le Gal Weissman de l'autre côté du Danube contre Tultschi & Katschi, le 4 avril 1771 (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 37) ; Plan de l'Attaque du Retranchement, du Camp, et de la Flotte des Turcs par le Gal Weissman près de Tultschi, le 30 juin 1171 ; et avec 16 tableaux statistiques, pour la plupart dépliants Très intéressant recueil, incomplet, de planches de l'atlas de l'Histoire de la Russie par Nicolas Le Clerc. On y retrouve notamment la grande et belle carte dépliante de Saint-Pétersbourg, les plans de Kronstadt et Moscou, et d'impressionnants tableaux statistiques (dont le remarquable "Etat des Officiers, Soldats, & des Hommes employés sur les Vaisseaux de Guerres Russes". Etat satisfaisant ( mouillure angulaire n'affactant pas le plan de Saint Pétersbourg, reliure très abîmée et faible). Prix en l'état. Brunet, III, 916 Lors de son séjour en Russie, l'auteur fut successivement médecin de l'hetman des Cosaques, du grand-duc, inspecteur de l'hôpital de Moscou et membre de l'Académie de Saint-Pétersbourg. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette Isle et des reflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe.

      - London and Paris, Molini and Onfroy, 1783. VIII, 126p, 1 folded handcoloured map of Corsica and an engraved vignette on title page. A very nice copy, bound in recent halfleather with title in gilt on spine, and snakeskin pattern on cover and used as flyleaves. Contents without foxing, a few pp. cut a bit shorter than others. Very faint dampstain on bottom margin of map (well away from image), which is otherwise bright and in nice contemporary handcolouring. Very rare, this is the first detailed geological study of the island of Corsica. Part of the book is a 56-page classified catalogue of well over 200 varieties of basalts, granites, jaspers, agates, soapstones, serpentines, marbles and alabasters. The folding map, entitled "Carte Phisique de l’Isle de Corse" (plate size 17.5 x 32.5 cm) has a lettered key to topographic features and notes indicating the colour coding of regions showing three different types of geology. This is the first publication by Barral (1742-1827), a Corsican infantry officer and inspector of roads and bridges who went on to publish several further geological works. The book was printed by P. D. Pierres, one of Paris’s leading printers (his name appears in the headpiece) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Henry III. (Last of the House of Valois, ) King of France

      Dublin : Printed For The Author, By P. Byrne, 1783. 1st Edition. Minor closed tear to the title. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Physical desc. : vii, [1], 357, [1]p. ; 8°. Subject: Henry III, King of France, 1551-1589. Anonymous. By James Garden. Referenced by: ESTC, T199371. Small inst. Stamp to the title.

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        Schema aller Uniform der Kaiserl. Königl. Kriegsvölkern. Wien, Artaria 1794. 8°. 13 Bll. (typographische Zwischentitel), mit gest. Titel u. 132 kolor. Kupfertafeln, Hldr. im Stil d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. reicher Rvg.

      - Colas 2659, Anm.- Seltenes, altkoloriertes Uniformwerk mit sauber, von zeitgenössischer Hand, bezeichneten Darstellungen der Infanterie, Deutsche Regimenter, Garnisons-Regimenter, Ungarische Regimenter, Italienische und Niederländische Regimenter, National Gränz- Regimenter, Cavallerie, Carabiniers, Cuirassiers, Dragoners, Cheveaux Legers, National- und andere Hussaren, Artillerie- Regimenter und verschiedene Corpi.- Das Erscheinen dieser Uniformsammlung des österreichischen Heeres begann 1783 und wurde bis ca. 1792 laufend aktualisiert. Aus diesem Grund weisen fast alle Exemplare unterschiedliche Kollationen auf.- Tafeln tls. gestochen v. Max von Grimm.- Tls. leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, sonst sehr schönes, vollständiges Exemplar.# Rare work on uniforms with 132 contemporary coloured copper plates, neatly described by contemporary hand, of the cavalry, infantry, artillery of German, Hungarian, Italian and Dutch regiments.

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        REAL Cédula de su Magestad, de 19 de Septiembre de 1783. Aprobando las Ordenanzas con que se han de gobernar los cinco Gremios mayores de Madrid en su Giro y Comercio.

      - M., Blas Román, 1783, 34,5 x 24,5 cm., p.e. a falta del lomo, cortes dorados, 3 h. incluso portada con escudo grabado + 142 págs. (Sello de anterior poseedor. Ejemplar con grandes márgenes y en papel de hilo. Sello del Rey en la primera y última hoja de texto. Certifica la copia Bernardo Ruiz del Burgo. Obra muy rara). MADRID COMERCIO

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        REALES Ordenanzas para la dirección, réjimen y gobierno del importante Cuerpo de la Minería de Nueva-España, y de su Real Tribunal Jeneral. De orden de su Majestad. Impresa en Madrid año de 1783.

      - Reimpresa en Santiago de Chile, Imprenta de La Opinión, 1833, 34,5 x 24,5 cm., tela moderna, 2 h. + IV + 108 + 36 + XXXIII págs. (Ejemplar con grandes márgenes. Reglamentos de los aspectos de minería, tanto de la aquisición de minas como de su explotación y cómo regir las extracciones de metales preciosos. Aunque promungadas para Nueva España, su influencia se extendío mucho mas allá y siguieron en vigor tanto en Perú como en México durante casi todo el siglo XIX). MINERÍA MINAS

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        Autograph receipt signed (in third person within the text).

      Tonnerre, 12. II. 1783. - ¾ p. Small 4to. Receipt for household expenses for "M.lle la Ch.re D’Éon", "pour quatre feuillettes de vin rouge ordinaire". - Éon de Beaumont was a French transsexual political adventurer, secret agent of Louis XV in Russia (1755), then minister to England. The term "eonism" denoting the tendency to adopt the costume and manners of the opposite sex, is derived from his name. Despite d'Éon's wearing a dragoon's uniform all the time, there were rumors that he was actually a woman, and a betting pool was started on the London Stock Exchange about his true sex. D'Éon finally claimed to be physically not a man, but a woman, and demanded recognition by the government as such. King Louis XVI and his court complied, but demanded that d'Éon dress appropriately and wear women's clothing. D'Éon agreed, especially when the king granted him funds for a new wardrobe. Overall, Charles d’Éon spent his first 49 years as a man, and his last 33 years as a woman. Upon death, a council of physicians discovered that d'Éon's body was anatomically male.

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        Essays on the Effects Produced by Various Processes on Atmospheric Air; with a particular view to an Investigation of the Constitution of the Acids

      Warrington: Printed by W. Eyres for J. Johnson, 1783., 1783. FIRST EDITION. Octavo pp.xx, 142, [2 ads.] Recased in 18th Century paper boards, title in black to spine label All edges untrimmed, some leaves uncut and un-opened. Leaves have been gently washed, a faint brown stain to lower corner of first few leaves and occasional light spotting remains. A very good copy of an uncommon work, more so with the half-title and advertisments present. This was Henry's second translation of Lavoisier and the first collected volume of his works in English. This collection was not reprinted and there is no equivalant in French. In these nine essays Lavoisier puts forward his theory that oxygen is an indespensible constituent of all acids. In his preface, Henry discusses the debate raging between Lavoisier, Priestly and Kirwan regarding phlogiston, the supposed element contained in all combustible bodies, that was released in varying degrees by combustion. Henry seems to favour the theory, which Lavoisier's experiments finally helped to disprove. Duveen Alchemica et Chemica [340] Duveen Lavoisier [336]. PMM238

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        Travels to the Coast of Arabia Felix; and from thence by the Red-sea and Egypt, to Europe. Containing a short account of an Expedition undertaken against the Cape of Good Hope. In a Series of Letters.

      Printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand. 1783 - Henry Rooke late Major of the 100th Regiment of Foot. 8vo. without half-title, title.viii,129 pp. occasional light foxing/marks, one small margin repair. later half calf. A Good Copy of the Rare First Edition. London 1783. Mendelssohn IV,p.77. Rooke was on one of the ships in the British Fleet that sailed in 1781 in the abortive attempt to capture the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch and French. He gives descriptions of Mocha, Jeddah and Cairo. The four letters also dealing with Arabia gives notes on the military capabilities of the Arabians as well as the coffee fleet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gobierno de los Regulares de la America, ajustado religiosamente á la voluntad del Rey ? arreglado á las leyes de aquellos Reynos, reales cédulas de S.M. autos-acordados, decretos, y providencias de su Real y Supremo Consejo de las Indias ?.

      Madrid, Joachin Ibarra, 1783. - (2 ll.), xliv, 217 pp.; (2 ll.), xxxvi, 493 pp., (1 blank l.). 2 volumes.@ 4°, traces of early wrappers, in a recent box of crimson quarter morocco. Uncut. Very fine. 2 volumes.@ ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this handbook for Spanish missionaries (particularly Franciscans) in America, with important details on relations between Church and State in the New World. Among other subjects, Parras discusses the origin and authority of the Comisario General de Indias; whether a member of the Order can be forced to serve in the Indies (I, 156-73); the seventeenth-century Franciscan P. Fr. Joseph Maldonado, a native of Quito (I, 49-60); the role of the Consejo de Indias in missionary activities; the establishment of seminaries for instructing Indians, including one at Querétaro (II, 76-97); the qualities necessary for a good missionary (II, 108-53); procedures for expelling a missionary from the Indies (II, 180-226); and whether all Indians must be forced to speak Spanish (II, 350-61).Fr. Parras (d. 1788?) lived in Buenos Aires, Córdoba del Tucumán and various places in Paraguay for a total of twenty years.---- Palau 213430: misprinting the date as 1723. Medina, @BHA 5038. Ruiz Lasala 688. Sabin 58841. JCB 1772-1800 II, 212: without mention of the blank leaf N6, preceding the volume I index. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres morales de Plutarque

      Veuve Desaint Paris 1783 - In-12 plein cuir, cinq nerfs, les coins bas de la reliure sont un peu frottés. Le livre est en très bon état, pas d'etampes ni inscriptions. The binding is slightly worn on the bottom corners, no library stamps, no inscriptions, very clean. VG/Tres Bon [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Morales de Plutarque, traduites en françois.

      DESAINT VEUVE 1783 - RO80099756: 471 pages. Quelques bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Reliure plein veau glacé. Tranches rouges. Pièce de titre. Titre et caissons dorés sur le dos à 5 nerfs. Mors légèrement usés. Quelques petites épidermures. In-16 Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 880-Littératures helléniques. Littérature grecque [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres morales traduites en François par M. l'Abbé Ricard

      Paris, Veuve Desaint 1783 - 1784 - 1785 - 1785 - 1786 - 1786 - 1787 - 1787 - 1788 - 1788 - 1789 - 1790 - 1791 - 1792 - 1792 - Dominique Ricard, traducteur de Plutarque, naquit à Toulouse le 23 Mars 1741 de parens honnêtes. Après avoir fait d'excellentes études au collège de l'Esquille, il entra dans la Congrégation de la Doctrine chrétienne, et y professa avec distinction. Ce fut dans cette retraite que Ricard, nourri de la lecture des bons auteurs de l'antiquité, entreprit la traduction de Plutarque ; celle d'Amyot, malgré tout son mérite, et que l’on estime encore à cause de son style naïf et plein de charmes, lui parut cependant quelquefois inintelligible pour la plupart des lecteurs modernes ; mais à peine avait-il commencé son travail, qu'ayant eu quelques querelles avec un de ses confrères, il résolut de quitter Toulouse pour venir se fixer à Paris. Trouvant à peine les moyens de vivre du fruit de sa plume, Ricard se mît à donner des leçons particulières, et peu de temps après il devint précepteur des enfans de M. de R. C. Ce fut en 1783 que parurent successivement les premiers volumes des Œuvres morales de Plutarque. Ricard consacra dès ce moment les vingt plus belles années de sa vie à l'instruction publique et particulière, et depuis il ne cessa, jusqu'à son dernier instant, d'éclairer, de conduire, de protéger la jeunesse éparse dans les diverses institutions de Paris, et pour laquelle, second Rollin, il avait une espèce de paternité. C'est pour elle qu'il entreprit son grand ouvrage, persuadé, avec Jean-Jacques Rousseau, que les Œuvres de Plutarque étaient à la fois un trésor public et domestique, un antidote infaillible qui devait garantir les jeunes gens de la fureur et du poison des romans. La révolution survint, elle n'atteignit point le vertueux Ricard, simple ecclésiastique ; quoiqu'il n'eût point été engagé dans les ordres sacrés, il remplissait tous les devoirs que la religion impose aux prêtres, et plus heureux que ses confrères, il échappa ainsi à la hache révolutionnaire. Ricard fut un savant recommandable, mettant autant de soin à fuir les honneurs littéraires, que d'autres en mettent à les rechercher. In Biographie Toulousaine ou Dictionnaire historique , L. G. Michaud, 1823. en français 471 + 5 pages - XVI + 532 + 2 pages - XXIV + 496 + 2 pages - 498 + 2 pages - 459 + 1 pages - 488 pages - 460 pages - 491 + 1 pages - 424 + 3 pages - 476 pages - 485 + 1 pages - XVI + 479 + 1 pages - 516 pages - 462 + 2 pages - 471 + 1 pages Bon état. Ex libris : Bibliothèque des Rois et Princes de Hanovre. Reliure récente cartonnée imitation veau raciné. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre bleu marine encadrée de filets décoratifs. Filets en tête et pied. Filets et titre gravés or. Tome XV avec un accroc sur le plat verso. Non coupé sauf tome II. Bel ensemble en 15 volumes de la première édition des Œuvres Morales traduites par l'Abbé Ricard. 11 x 18 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres posthumes.

      Paris, Ph. D. Pierres, 1783. - 3 tomes in-8; T.I: portrait, (2), X, 633 pp.; T.II: (4), 536 pp.; T.III: (4), 428 pp., demi-basane à petits coins du temps, dos lisse orné, tranches vertes, ex-libris (Koreff), mors et coupes frottés, coiffes usées, coins émoussés, rares passages soulignés au crayon rouge dans le tome I avec annotations sur la garde inférieure, sinon très bon état intérieur. Provenance : Koreff (il s'agit probablement du grand médecin et écrivain David Ferdinand Koreff, d'origine allemande, installé à Paris en 1823) Première édition collective, avec de nombreuses données originales. Cette oeuvre très importante, riche en données novatrices, a été étonnamment ignorée par Garrison & Morton. Pouteau reconnait l'étiologie du mal de Pott (que Pott n'avait pas soupconnée), notant (T.I, p.537) que la gibbosité a les plus intimes relations avec la phtisie pulmonaire . Il donne une des premières descriptions de l'opération pour abcès pulmonaire et reconnaît la valeur préventive de l'adhérence entre la plèvre viscérale et la plèvre pariétale (vol. 1, p. 323). Cet ouvrage comporte aussi (vol.2, pp. 251-266) la description de la fracture du poignet "en dos de fourchette" , publiée plusieurs décennies avant la description d'Abraham Colles, dénommée fracture de Pouteau-Colles (ou fracture de Colles dans la littérature anglo-saxonne). On note de plus une excellente description de la gangrène (ou pourriture) d'hôpital, pour laquelle Pouteau se revèle un pionnier en reconnaissant sa nature contagieuse et en préconisant de mesures d'aseptie judicieuses (propreté des mains, pansements ébouillantés, instruments passés au feu,.). Cet ouvrage renferme quelques interventions de chirugie plastique (T.II, pp. 447-461). A propos de trois observations de réimplantation de doigt ou de nez rapportés par des confrères, Pouteau différencie la "vie végétative et vasculaire" de l'irritabilité. On trouve aussi dans cet ouvrage (T.II, pp. 207-208) la première description valable de la respiration assistée. L'ouvrage est orné d¿un beau portrait de l'auteur gravé sur cuivre. Claude Pouteau (1725-1775), né à Lyon, choisit la profession de chirurgien, comme son père, qui l'envoya suivre à Paris les leçons de Petit, Le Dran et Morand. Il fut chirurgien major de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon dès l'âge de 22 ans. Ses ouvrages le mettent, selon les termes de Daremberg, "au rang des meilleurs et des plus hardis praticiens, des observateurs les plus originaux de son époque" . Wangenstten & Wangensteen (The rise of surgery), nombreuses citations "(he was perhaps the first to write intelligibly on the subject [of wound infection]. Many of his observations have a very modern ring") ; Cutter & Viets (A short history of midwifery), p. 112 ; Hochberg (Thoracic surgery), pp. 179-181 ; F. McDowell (The Zeis Index and history of plastic surgery), vol. I, 273 ; Peltier (Orthopedics), p. 128 ; L. Fischer & K. Touil (Claude Pouteau), Histoire des Sciences Médicales, 1998, XXXII, pp. 27-37 ; Waller, 7610 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres sur l'EGYPTE (3 volumes, printed on Fine Paper) + Lettres sur la GRECE + Les Amours d'Anas-Eloujoud et Ouardi. Conte traduit de l'arabe (printed on Fine Paper) + Le CORAN, traduit de l'Arabe, accompagne de notes, et precede d'un abrege de la VIE DE MAHOMET (3 works in 2 volumes)

      1783-1799, Paris and Mecca 1783 - Together 6 volumes: an excellent, complete copy in contemporary French red morocco, all edges gilt (minor wear to binding extremities, spines a little darkened) AN IMPORTANT WORK, printed on Fine Paper and beautifully bound. These volumes include all of Savary's travels, to both Egypt and Greece, plus his very important translation of the Koran into French, with a biography of Mohamed; the entire set is beautifully bound. Claude-Etienne Savary (1750-1788) was an orientalist, pioneer of Egyptology and translator of Koran. In 1776 he departed for Egypt, and after having remained successively in Alexandria and Cairo, he explored (for nearly two years) several islands of Greece and the Archipelago, in particular those of Rhodes. Savary provided many details concerning the daily life of the population. A fluent speaker of Arabic, Savary's sensitive and vibrant account is a contrast striking with the austere description by Volney which appeared two years later. Savary's was THE FIRST LITERARY VOYAGE IN EGYPT, undertaken long time before Chateaubriand, Lamartine or Flaubert. * CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION: Lettres sur l'EGYPTE; Ou l'on offre le parallele des miurs anciennes et modernes de ses habitans, ou l'on decrit l'etat, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement et la religion du pays, la descente de S. Louis a Damiette, tiree de Joinville et des auteurs arabes, et l'histoire interessante d'Ali Bey et de ses successeurs. Paris: Bleuet jeune, Paris An VII (1798). 8vo. THREE VOLUMES. 2 ff., xvi, 398 pp.; 2 ff., 291 pp., 2 ff.; 330 pp., 1 f. PRINTED ON FINE PAPER. "Nouvelle edition," revised and corrected. The learned description of Egypt (ancient and contemporary) by Claude Savary, which is notable for its extensive quotations of scarce and almost unknown Arabian writers. Illustrated with four folding, engraved plates: three maps, and one plan of the interior of the Great Pyramid. Savary travelled to Egypt from 1776 to 1779, and spoke Arabic. The first two volumes constitute the particulars of the voyage; the third is devoted to his study of the Egyptian religion and mythology, and is based on Arabian texts. WITH: Lettres sur la GRECE pour servir de suite a celles de l'Egypte. Paris, Bleuet jeune, An VII (1798). 8vo. 2 ff., 382 pp. PRINTED ON FINE PAPER. Bound with: Les Amours d'Anas-Eloujoud et Ouardi. Conte traduit de l'arabe par Claude Savary. Ouvrage posthume. Paris, Bluet, 1799. 8vo. 2 ff., 58 pp., 1 f. PRINTED ON FINE PAPER. * Savary left Egypt in September 1779 to continue his travels in Greece and Asia Minor, where he spent nearly two years. His letters on Greece are descriptive of the places and inhabitants, especially the Dodecanese. This is a beautifully printed account of Savary's voyage to Alexandria, relating especially to the island of Rhodes, and Crete, decorated with a folding map and folding plate. Weber 584. Atabey 1092; Blackmer 1493 (first edition). * WITH: [Claude Savary, translator]. LE CORAN, traduit de l'Arabe, accompagne de notes, et precede d'un abrege de la VIE DE MAHOMET. A la Mecque, l'an de l'Hegire 1165 [i.e. Paris 1783]. THREE WORKS IN TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. xvi, 230 pp., 269, [1] pp.; [4], 464, [4] pp. Some minor foxing. * First edition of this important, and highly enlightened translation, the second attempt to translate the Koran into French. According to Norman Daniel, this would have certainly been in the luggage of Napoleon when he went to Egypt (see: Daniel, "Islam and the West," p. 313). Savary is usually accredited with having introduced the word Koran (instead of Al Coran) as the standard (see his note 1 in the Preface). He prepared his translation in Egypt where he stayed from 1776 to 1779. In his opinion one could not separate the Koran from its surroundings, thus living in an Muslim environment would benefit his translation. Savary not only, as Daniel phrases it, "humanises and romanticises the old familiar way of looking at the Prophet" (p. 313), he also furthered and qualified the research [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Contes théologiques, suivis des Litanies des catholiques du dix-huitième siècle, et de Poésies érotico-philosophiques, ou Recueil presque édifiant.

      De l'imprimerie de la Sorbone 1783 - - De l'imprimerie de la Sorbone, A Paris 1783, In 8 (13x21cm), 303pp., relié. - Edition originale, assez rare. Plein Veau blond Début XXe, beau pastiche d'une reliure d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Dentelle intérieure et roulette sur les coupes. Papier de garde XVIIIe conservé. La marge basse de la page de titre, manquante (on a ôté le nom du propriétaire), a été comblée d'un papier moderne. Un trou en marge basse droite sur les p. 301 et 302. Une amusante annotation ancienne (probablement du XVIIIè) à l'encre dans la marge inférieure de l'avertissement de l'éditeur : "foutu sot". Recueil de poésies satiriques et érotiques que l'on doit à un certain Busca (certaines pièces sont de lui), lequel, selon Barbier (Dict. des ouvrages anonymes) est le futur général Pommereul, au service de Bonaparte. Nombreuses des poésies sont signées Boufflers, Voltaire. L'ouvrage est divisé en trois parties, ainsi que l'annonce le titre. On y compte plusieurs chansons. A noter que les contes théologiques ne le sont que parce qu'ils mettent en scène des moines et autres personnages de l'église. Les litanies des catholiques sont des chansons plus qu'irrévérencieuses (litanies de sainte geneviève.) qui traitent avec une légèreté poussée des saints de l'église. Les amateurs de curiosa apprécieront les licences réellement outrées et plutôt incroyables de ce recueil qui présentent de nombreuses pièces inédites. 303pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des animaux d'aristote.

      Chez la veuve Desaint 1783 - - Chez la veuve Desaint, A Paris 1783, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (20x26cm), 758pp. et 850pp., 2 Vol. reliés. - Edition originale de la traduction française de Camus avec le texte en grec en regard. Plein Veau d'époque marbré. Dos lisse orné de deux caissons à la Grotesque et de deux fers, filets et roulettes. Pièces de titres en maroquin rouge et de tomaisons en maroquin noir. Coiffe du tome I élimée. Frottements. La traduction de Camus est tout à fait estimée, elle ne concerne que le premier volume, tandis que le second rassemble les notes et observations de Camus quant à l'histoire naturelle moderne. Il établit en outre l'importance de l'oeuvre d'Aristote et son influence sur la bibliographie d'histoire naturelle. On trouve une intéressante table permettant de repérer les animaux dans Aristote, en grec, latin et français. Cette seconde partie est fort érudite et contient de nombreux renvois à d'autres ouvrages, elle décrit in situ chaque animal que l'on trouve dans le traité d'Aristote. 758pp. et 850pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales. 8 volume set

      Hooper & Wigstead 1783-87, London - 1562pp+ plates and maps. 634 plates and 54 hand coloured maps and part of coloured folding map. Includes supplement volume. Covers rubbed with some edge wear. Backstrips rubbed. Upper boards of volumes 2 and 8 partly cracked but holding. Some intermittent browning, light foxing and offsetting. Folding map [volume 7] loose and in parts. Overall contents tight and VG. Heraldic bookplate on paste-downs of Arthur V.H. Vaughan-Lee 'Fortiter Sed Suaviter' Half-leather cover. Marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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