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        Description des Experiences de la Machine Aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, et de celles auxquelles cette decouverte a donne lieu;

      Paris: Chez Cuchet 1783 - Fairly recent French full leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond (a French geologist & traveller) produced this work in 1783 as the Montgolfier brothers were conducting their experiments. This is the revised edition of the book - with a supplement and further information about the brother’s experiments in June-September 1783. There is a brief supplement to the rear adding information about the flight of November 21, in which Pilâtre de Rozier, accompanied by the Marquis d'Arlandes, made the first aerial voyage in history - this last flight is often recorded in engravings as the first flight over Paris. There was a second continuation volume issued in 1784. 9 engravings (number 5 is the frontis illustration). The leather binding is in good clean and tidy condition, with just a touch of bumping to the corners. Internally the book is in very nice condition, with just the odd foxing spot, although these are more prevalent to the beginning, and the title page is significantly spotted. Frontis, xl, 1-299, [vii] - 8 plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia di Milano. Tomo primo in cui si narrano le vicende della citt? incominciando dai pi? rimoti principj sino alla fine del dominio dei Visconti [-Tomo secondo in cui si descrive lo stato della Repubblica milanese, il dominio degli Sforza, e de' successivi sovrani sino ai principj del pontificato di S. Carlo Borromeo].

      nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli, 1783. 2 volumi in-4? (cm. 24,5), legatura coeva in m. pelle con titolo in oro su tasselli ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati;?pp. XII 519 [1b]; [4] 475 [1] in ottimo stato, con 1 pianta topografica ripiegata f.t. e 7 tavole fuori testo incise dal Cagnoni (alcune ripiegate); capilettera silografici; sporadiche fioriture, una macchia al taglio superiore del primo tomo, tavola della torre di San Gottardo recisa dl legatore. Prima edizione della storia di Milano del celebre letterato ed economista milanese, uno dei padri dell'illuminismo lombardo e italiano. Quest'opera su Milano pu? essere considerata la prima con impostazione storiografica moderna, e la sua seconda parte a distanza di anni fu conclusa e pubblicata postuma da Antonio Francesco Frisi, fratello del grande matematico Paolo. Cfr. Hoepli 967 che cita un ritratto del Verri in medaglione non citato da nessuna bibliografia consultata e anche qui assente. [cfr. Predari 198; Gamba 2490; Brunet V, 1147; Graesse VI, 287]. Buon esemplare.

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        Geographisches Spiel für die Jugend. Von S.L. Hegrad.

      [Wien, Hartl] 1783. - Nicht bei ÖBL, Dörflinger, Gugitz, Espenhorst, Wernigg u. anderen einschlägigen Bibliographien. Der einzige konkrete Hinweis auf das vorliegende Werk findet sich in der Allg. Literatur-Zeitung von 1785 : "Wien, bey Hertel: Geographisches Spiel für die Jugend von S.L. Hegrad. 124 S. Ein klein Büchelchen in rothem Bändchen, mit zugehörigen Kärtchen, in rothem Futterälchen, das sich unter den pädagogischen Quincallerie Waaren unsrer Zeit nicht übel ausnimmt." Weltweit war für uns kein vollständiges Exemplar der vorl. Auflage feststellbar; die 2. Auflage von 1788 (mit identem Umfang) ist in einem einzigen vollständigen Exemplar erhalten. Zu Friedrich Hegrad finden sich die genauesten biographischen Angaben bei Kodek: Mitglieder der Wr. Freimaurer-Logen 1742-1848, S.100f. Hegrad hielt bei der Aufnahme Mozarts am 14. Dezember 1784 die Logenrede. 113 x 64 mm. 30 gest., kolorierte Spielkarten. 2 Bände Spielanleitung "Von dem Gebrauche der geographischen Spielkarten" 124; 112 (franz.Übers.) S., jeweils mit kolor. Holzschnitt-Zierstücken. OPappbände, fachgerecht restauriert. Im Text fleckenfrei. Die Spielkarten abgegriffen bzw. mit Gebrauchsspuren. Spielkarten und Spielanleitungen in zusammensteckbarem Schuber (Originaler, restaurierter Fußteil, neuer Kopfteil).

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        Prospekt aus der Vogelschau ('Prospect der Fürstlichen Residenz Stadt Carlsruh').

      - Kupferstich v. Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen in Mainz n. G.N. Fischer b. G.N. Fischer in Karlsruhe, 1783, 29,5 x 40 Stopp, Die Handwerkskundschaften mit Ortsansichten D 227.1 vgl.g. - Handwerksbrief mit Stadtansicht umgeben von einer dekorativen Bordüre und Handwerkern.

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        Alpinia Racemosa. Linn. Espece de Gingembre. Pl. LVII.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1783 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 318 x 210 mm. Fine condition. This beautiful copper engraving of a less common species of ginger, comes from Le jardin d'Eden, le paradis terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon ou collection des plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans le deux Hemispheres. The plants are from the Queen's Garden in the Tuileries.

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        Phlomis spinosa. Nobis. Leonurus epineux. CV.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. Le Jardin d'Eden. 1783. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) Fine condition This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Le Jardin d'Eden, le Paradis Terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans les deux Hemispheres. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany. The plants are from the queens garden in the Tuileries.

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        Observations on the Means of Preserving and Restoring Health in the West-Indies, (Rare First Edition)

      Printed for C. Dilly, London 1783 - pp. ix, [4], 2-162. Bound in full contemporary leather. Binding is worn at edges and corners, front hinge cracked inside and out, but holding by binding rope. Some chipping along cracked hinge. Front and rear end papers missing. Light scattered foxing. Lower right hand corner of title page chipped, (1/2" by 3/4"). Previous owner's names on front paste down and title page. A couple of pencil and ink number marks throughout. John Rollo M.D. was a Scottish military surgeon who served in the West Indies and is now known for his work on a diabetic diet. He was stationed in St. Lucia in 1778-9 and in Barbados in 1781. He was associated with Colin Chisholm on Grenada. Rollo became surgeon-general of the Royal Artillery in 1794. He oversaw the construction of the enlarged Royal Artillery Hospital. Rollo collaborated with William Cruickshank and in 1798 published, "An Account of Two Cases of the Diabetes Mellitus". The book being offered here is a very rare first edition of Rollo's earlier book from his West Indies days. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [LORD SYDNEY] Note of Fees on Swearing The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Sidney

      One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State the 23d. Decr. 1783. Manuscript in brown ink on single folio sheet with "GR" watermark by Jubb, 185 x 230 mm, above title in upper margin "Council Office", below title a list of various expenses incurred by the swearing in of Lord Sydney for his second term as Home Secretary: “To the Clerks of the Council…£10:0:0d., To the Under Clerks…£4:0:0d….To the Under Record Keeper…£6:0:0d….”; a manuscript docketed title to the lower page “Receipt for Council Office Fees No.1”;original folds, clean and crisp. Townshend was created Baron Sydney of Chislehurst and entered the House of Lords on 6 March 1783. In 1785, during his first term as Home Secretary, Sydney, Nova Scotia was named in his honour. In the years that followed, Townshend was responsible for planning the penal colony at Botany Bay, and he appointed Arthur Phillip as the first Governor. On his arrival in January 1788, Phillip named Sydney Cove, which in due course became Sydney Town, in honour of Lord Sydney.

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        L'isle de Corse divisée par juridictions.

      1783. Incisione in rame di Lattrè, colorata d'epoca ai confini, mm 455x305. Tratta da " Atlas modèrne ou collectiòn des cartes ". Bell'esemplare, con qualche strappetto restaurato all'estremità dei margini.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: for W. Strahan & T. Cadell, , 1783 & 1790. A New Edition. 12 volumes, octavo, (210 x 128 mm). Contemporary tree calf, titles gilt to red labels to spines, cap decorations gilt to spines. Engraved frontispiece portrait to Volume I and 3 engraved folding maps in all. With the bookplate and shelf number of the surgeon James Blackman to front pastedowns, and his ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight rubbing to extremities, occasional wear to very tips, a couple of small marks to boards, top edges dust toned, short closed tear to front free endpaper of vol. V; an excellent set. First octavo edition, issued in two sets, the first six volumes issued in 1783, the second six volumes issued in 1790. A handsomely bound set of Gibbon's most important work, first published in a quarto edition between 1776 and 1788. "Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM).

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        XIX. Conventus ad S. Colomannum Mart. Stockerauii, in inferiori Austria. Kupferstich v. F. L. Schmitner aus Placidus Herzog "Cosmographia Austriaco - Franciscana" Köln 1740, 15 x 18 cm (auf vollem Textblatt 32 x 20 cm)

      - Nebehay-W. 251 / 19.- Selten.- Älteste gedruckte Ortsansicht ! Zeigt das 1783/84 von Joseph II. aufgelöste Franziskanerkloster St. Koloman. Anfang 19. Jh. bis auf das sogenannte Klösterl abgebrochen. 1912 Neubau an der Stelle des alten Klosters der Steyler Missionsschwestern.

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        XXIII. Conventus ad S.Annam Matrem B.V.M.Hainburgi, In Inferiori Austria. Kupferstich v. F. L. Schmitner aus Placidus Herzog "Cosmographia Austriaco - Franciscana" Köln 1740, 14,5 x 18 cm (auf vollem Textblatt 32 x 20 cm)

      - Nebehay-W. 251 / 23.- Selten.- Zeigt das 1783 von Joseph II. aufgelöste Franziskanerkloster mit Kirche. Die Gebäude wurden 1787 von der Tabakfabrik übernommen. Von 1821 bis 1840 entstand dann ein monumentaler dreigeschoßiger Industriebau.

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        XIV. Conventus ad S. Franciscum Seraph. Zistersdorffii, In inferiori Austria. Kupferstich v. F. L. Schmitner aus Placidus Herzog "Cosmographia Austriaco - Franciscana" Köln 1740, 15 x 18 cm (auf vollem Textblatt 32 x 20 cm)

      - Nebehay-W. 251 / 14.- Selten.- Zeigt das 1783 von Joseph II. aufgelöste Franziskanerkloster mit Kirche (heute Pfarrkirche und Pfarrhof von Zistersdorf)

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        The History of America. Fourth Edition.

      London, Straham, Cadall and Balfour (Edinburgh), 1783. - 3 Bde. XLVII, 336 SS. (4), 474 SS. (4), 432, (40) SS. Mit einem gefalteten Kupferstich (Azteken-Zeichnungen). Zeitgenöss. Lederbde. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und jeweils zwei farbigen Rückenschildern. Marmorvorsätze. Gr.-8vo. Bemerkenswert schön gebundenes Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Trierer Geologen und Historikers Johann Steininger (1794-1874), der nach dem Studium in Paris von 1815-1857 am Gymnasium in Trier Naturwissenschaften lehrte. Sein prominentester Schüler war Karl Marx (vgl. G. Groß, in: Trierer Biogr. Lex., hg. v. Heinz Monz, Trier 2000, S. 450), weswegen das Werk auch als mögliche Quelle zu Marx' Amerika-Unterricht gelten kann. Auch sonst kommt Steininger als früher Einfluß auf Marx in Frage: ihm wurde vorgeworfen, daß er seit Beginn seiner Lehrtätigkeit in Trier am Christentum rüttele, "wodurch mancher Jüngling den Glauben verliert"; das Provinzialschulkollegium bezweifelte am 25. Januar 1834 seine "vaterländische Gesinnnung". - Ecken etwas bestoßen, Kapitale teils lädiert. Alle Bände mit Exlibris "Johannis Steininger" am Titel. gegen Ende oder zu Anfang sporfleckig, die Titelblätter mit Stempelauswaschung und meist kl. Papierläsuren.

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        A practical treatise on chimneys. Containing full directions for preventing or removing smoke in houses, Illustrated with copperplates. Third edition.

      Edinburgh: printed for C. Elliot. Sold at London by T. Cadell 1783 - 12mo., large folding engraved copperplate comprising 18 figures, vi + 82 + (2)pp., including the final leaf of 'Directions to the Binder', contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, old paper label on spine, upper joint cracked but sound, slight wear to extremities, else a very good presentation copy inscribed in ink 'M'Tavish Esqr from the Author>' and with the later armorial bookplate of Seton of Mounie on front pastedown. A very scarce edition, ESTC recording copies at only 4 libraries: BL + NLS + Un. of Delaware + Niedersachsische Staats-Bibliothek. An analysis of the causes of smoky chimneys with suggested solutions to the problem. This work was first published anonymously in an Edinburgh edition of 1776 but, as the author explains in his Advertisement>, he has cast aside his concealment as other writers 'of several Treatises' and inventors had been taking advantage of his ideas. Dr James Anderson (1739-1807) was a Scottish agriculturist and political economist who co-operated with Jeremy Bentham and Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, the famous Scottish agronomist, but also produced a large body of his own work and issued the monthly Recreations in Agriculture>, 1797-1802. Although Anderson originally signed this particular copy for an unknown M'Tavish, it later passed into his wife's family, the Setons of Mounie, Aberdeenshire. Anderson married the heiress Margaret Seton in 1768. The inscription, A. Seton>, may refer to their eldest son, Alexander (1760-1850) who succeeded his mother in 1768, having assumed the Seton surname by the terms of succession, or possibly his eldest son, also Alexander, born 1815. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Dissertation on the Pernicious Effects of Gaming; A Dissertation on Duelling; A Dissertation on Suicide

      Printed by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University. Three volumes bound in one Octavo full smooth calf ruled in gilt, rebacked (some time ago) in poorer quality leather to match, gilt lettered spine label, marbled endpapers Richard Hey (1745 - 1835) was born in Leeds and educated at Cambridge. In 1771 he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple and took the degree of LL. D. in 1778. He did not succeed as a barrister, however, so he retired from the bar. He was a Fellow and tutor of Sidney Sussex College until 1778 and then of Magdalene College from 1782 to 1796. In 1782 some gentleman offered anonymously, through the University of Cambridge, to give a prize of fifty guineas for the best "Dissertation on the Pernicious Effects of Gaming". Richard Hey obtained the prize and the work was published in 1783, with a second and a third edition. The same gentleman offered a similar sum of fifty guineas, in the year following for the best "Dissertation on Duelling", and a third time for the best"Dissertation on Suicide". Richard Hey won both of those prizes and both dissertations were published, the one in 1784 and the other in 1785, with a second edition in 1812 when the three dissertations were published in one volume. In 1792 he wrote an article "Answer to Paine's Rights of Man" in which 'he demonstrates the system of that arch-theorist to be a system of despotism and tyranny. He entitled this useful publication "Happiness and Rights".' Spine a bit worn, corners a bit rubbed, else fine [Taylor, The biographia Leodiensis; or, Biographical sketches of the worthies of Leeds ... pp. 363-365]

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        Von ihm selbst aufgesetzte Lebensbeschreibung.

      Leipzig, Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, 1783. - 8vo (17.5 : 10.5 cm). 8 Bl., 816 S., 1 Bl. Errata. Einzige Ausgabe. ?Die Mündigsprechung der arabischen Philologie erfolgte durch den genialen Johann Jakob Reiske (1716 - 1774), den ersten namhaften Arabisten, den Deutschland hervorgebracht hat. Reiske hat die arabische Philologie aus den Fesseln der Theologie befreit und sie auf die Höhe einer selbständigen Wissenschaft erhoben. Das Studium der Sprache war ihm nicht Selbstzweck, sondern Grundlage für die Erforschung der islamischen Geschichte, die er in die allgemeine Weltgeschichte einzuordnen und zu deuten unternahm. Seine Zeitgenossen vermochten seinen kühnen Ideen nicht zu folgen, er wurde zum ?Märtyrer der arabischen Literatur?, und sein Leben zu jener Leidensgeschichte, von der seine Lebensbeschreibung so ergreifend Zeugnis ablegt? (verkürzt nach Fück, Die arabischen Studien in Europa, 1955, p. 108-124). - Reiskes Schriften erschienen in kleinsten Auflagen und zählen zu den Rara der europäischen Orientalistik. Die Autobiographie reicht bis 1770, Reiskes Witwe Ernestine Christine ergänzte die letzten Lebensjahre. Sie fügte ein Verzeichnis der hinterlassenen Manuskripte, annotierten Handexemplare und der gedruckten Schriften hinzu. Etwa drei Viertel des Bandes bestehen aus Reiskes wissenschaftlicher Korrespondenz, darunter einige eigene Briefentwürfe. - Einband stark berieben, Rückenschild zur Hälfte abgeblättert. Innen frisches Exemplar. - Beiliegend: Medaillonbüste Reiskes im Halbprofil. Kupferstich von Johanna Dorothea Philippin, geb. Sysangin, 1770. 15 : 8.5 cm (Darstellung). Mit schmalem Rand. Schwarzgrauer Kleisterpappband d. Zeit mit Grünschnitt.

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        Summary and free reflections, in which the great outline only, and principal features, of the following subjects are impartially traced, and candidly examined.

      Chelmsford: printed by Clachar Frost and Gray; for the author. * 1783 - 8vo., xvii + (1) + 115 + (1) + 142 - 178pp., well bound in recent old-style half calf gilt over marbled boards with the original label re-used, with two or three very small old inkstamps of Leyton Public Library, else a very good crisp copy. [For further notes, including a note on collation, see below]. [bound with], An endeavour to prove that reason is alone sufficient to the firm establishment of religion, which must on principles of faith be ever precarious.> Chelmsford: printed by W. Clachar, S. Gray, and Co. 1788. 8vo., 31 + (1) + 64pp. [bound with], A physical enquiry into the powers and properties of spirit, and, how far by analogical inferences resulting from experimental and natural phoenomena, the human intellect may be enabled to attain to any rational conception of omnipotence.> Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1787. 8vo., vi + 82pp. [bound with], A postscript to the physical enquiry into the powers and properties of spirit, &c.> Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1787. 8vo., 6 + (4) + 7 - 34pp. [bound with], A free enquiry into the enormous increase of attornies, with some serious reflections on the abuse of our excellent laws: By an unfeigned admirer of genuine British jurisprudence. And a Postscript, in which the reform of our Parliamentary Constituency is again considered, by the Original Proposer of that Interesting Measure.> Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1785. 8vo., iv + 68pp. A complex collection of individual pieces by Henry Constantine Jennings (1731-1819), the collector, who is known to history for his often ill-judged art collecting, his bankruptcies and his many personal idiosyncracies. (His one success seems to have been the acquisition of the ancient masterpiece of an over-life-sized crouching dog from the art dealer Bartolomeo Cavaceppi which realised £1000 at a Christies sale in 1778/9). This is a curious collection of essays, all published privately in Chelmsford (Essex) and apparently complete (see ESTC). The essays include recommendations for bathing and swimming and that children should 'draw off both shoes and stockings' and 'dabble in puddles'. 'I would even recommend that they should every day, for at least an hour or two, play about bare-foot in wet or dry'. The Free Enquiry into the enormous increase of attornies> is remarkably objective in view of Jennings's recent stretch in Chelmsford prison as a consequence of his financial embarrassments. It begins with the observation that Members of Parliament were elected by 'not one sixth part of their fellow countrymen'. And goes on to declare that 'the object of my enmity, is not the law, it is the wretched, quibbling, prostituted habits of its practicers, the expensive grievance of its formalities, - the insolence and roguery of its professors' that he objected to. It seems to have been a heartfelt commentary based on his own experiences. * The date '1783' is hand-stamped onto the title-page just below the imprint. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England.

      London: W. Strahan, T. Cadell, and D. Prince, 1783. Finely bound set of Blackstone's landmark work. Octavo, 4 volumes. Bound in full period calf, gilt tooling and titles to the spine, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, small oval green leather labels with volume numbers. Portrait frontispiece in Volume 1, one plates and folding chart in Volume 2. Ninth Edition, stated. This edition contains the last corrections made during the life of the author. In very good condition. Blackstone's work succeeded that of Edward Coke as the foundational treatise on English law. PMM states "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history... Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation... He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful." The influence of Blackstone on the Founding Fathers should not be understated. While Jefferson ultimately grew to dislike Blackstone, Hamilton cited the Commentaries in Federalists No. 69 and 84 to bolster the case for the Constitution. Grolier/English 52; PMM 212; Rothschild 407.

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        Tractatus de morbo mucoso

      Apud Victorinum Bossiegel 1783 - - Apud Victorinum Bossiegel, Goettingae (Goettingen) 1783, In-12 (10,5x17,5cm), (6) XXXVIII 331pp. (1), relié. - Seconde édition latine, illustrée de 3 planches dépliantes in fine. Reliure en demi basane d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 3 caissons à la grotesque, 2 fleurons. Pièce de titre de veau rouge glacé. Coiffes arasées. Mors fendus en tête et queue. Rousseurs. Etude exhaustive de la Typhoïde, que les auteurs confondent avec la dysenterie et d'autres fièvres communes. Lors de l'épidémie grave de Typhoïde qui sévit à Goettingen de 1757 à 1763, Roederer, professeur de médecine dans la même ville, publia en 1762 (avec l'aide de son assitant Wagler qui pratiquait l'autopsie des corps) une relation très précise du développement de la maladie. Ouvrage important sur le sujet. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binding sheepskin half contemporary. Back smooth decorated with 3 boxes to the grotesque, 2 florets. As part of glossy red calf. Flush caps. (6) XXXVIII 331pp. (1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Inkas oder die Zerstörung Peru's. Aus dem Französischen.

      Brönner, Frankfurt, Leipzig 1783 - Bd. 1: [24] Bl., 288 S. Bd. 2: 367 S. Zwei Lederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und goldenen Zierleisten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus de morbo mucoso

      first edition.Binding sheepskin half contemporary. Back smooth decorated with 3 boxes to the grotesque, 2 florets. As part of glossy red calf. Flush caps. Apud Victorinum Bossiegel Goettingae (Goettingen) 1783 In-12 (10,5x17,5cm) (6) XXXVIII 331pp. (1) relié

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        Maison de Plaisance De Sa Majesté Impérial de toutes les Russies.

      - Kupferstich 1783 v. Francois Denis Née 1739 - 1817 n. Nicolas Louis de Lespinasse 1738 - 1808 aus "Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne", 21,5 x 64,5 cm Große, schöne Ansicht des Katharinenpalastes in St. Petersburg aus dem oben genannten seltenen Altas. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Peterhoff Maison de Plaisance De Sa Majesté Impérial de toutes les Russies.

      - Kupferstich 1783 v. Francois Denis Née 1739 - 1817 n. Nicolas Louis de Lespinasse 1738 - 1808 aus Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne, 21,5 x 64,5 cm Große,prächtige Ansicht der Palastanlage am Finnischen Meerbusen aus dem oben genannten seltenen Altas. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Beschreibung der feyerlichen Einweihung und vorgegangenen Uebersetzung der uralten Pfarrkirche aus dem Staffelsee in Oberbairn nach Seehausen. Sammt den bey dieser Gelegenheit gehaltenen Predigten.

      Augsburg, Rieger, 1783. - circa 20,2 x 12,6 cm. Gestochenes Portrait, Titel, 30 Bll., 235 SS., 6 Bll., 2 doppelblgr. Kupfertafeln Neuerer Lederband mit altem goldgeprägten Rückenschild Pfister I, 70. Erste Ausgabe dieser Festschrift zur Einweihung der Pfarrkirche St. Michael in Seehausen, die aus den Steinen der ehemaligen Kirche auf der Insel Wörth neu aufgebaut und 1782 durch Fürstbischof Wenzelslaus eingeweiht wurde. Den Bau sowie einen Pfarrhof und eine Schule stiftete der Buchhändler und Verleger Matthäus Rieger (1705-1775), der ein gebürtiger Seehauser war. Das Porträt, gestochen von J. C. Schleich, zeigt Erzbischof Clemens Wenzeslaus von Trier, die Tafeln zeigen die Kirche und eine Vogelschau auf den Staffelsee mit den Inseln und umliegenden Orten. "- Etwas gebräunt, teils fleckig, die Tafeln etwas fleckig und mit kleinen Randdefekten ausserhalb der Darstellung, sonst gut erhalten und auf festem Papier gedruckt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von der Criminal-Gesetzgebung.

      Zürich, Füeßly, 1783. - Eine von der ökonomischen Gesellschaft in Bern gekrönte Preisschrift. 4 Blatt, 440 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Halblederband mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 20 x 12,5 cm, Einband gering berieben, schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Estados de los cuerpos veteranos fixos y de milicias de infant.a caballeria y drag. correspondientes al nuevo plan propuesto por el Arzobispo Virrey de S. Fe en Carta reservada del 15 de Junio de este año, para la dotacion de aquella Capital, Plaza de Cartagena y otros Parages del Reyno de Tierra Firme

      A handsome contemporary manuscript copy detailing the estate of New Granada's colonial forces, during the reign of Antonio Cavallero y Gongora. As stated on the first ff., this is a copy of the brief provided by the Teniente General del Regimiento fijo of Cartagena; the copy is, however, authenticated, it is signed at the end by Antonio Cavallero y Gongora (1723 - 1796); Cavallero was a Spanish Archbishop and, from 1782 to 1789, Viceroy of New Granada. He gained fame for his participation and efforts to disarticulate the Comunero revolt in 1781, as well as for exercising the position of Viceroy simultaneously to being the Archbishop. The comunero revolt was based on the thought that the will of the King cannot be above the will of the common folk. This ideal will later lead to the fragmentation of the Spanish Empire in South America during the wars of Independence. It contains the state of the infantry division of Catagena and Santa Fe, the Batallón de Pardos Libres, Compañías de Pardos Libres, Compañías de Milicianos de Lorica, etc. The battalions of "pardos", refer to the sons of Spanish and criollas.

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        [COOK] Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 omkring Södra Polen förrättade

      resa : hwarwid Herrar Forsters och Furneaux journaler blifwit jämnförde och nyttjade : Innehållande det hufwudsakeligaste af de på denna resa gjorda nya uptäckter i söderhafwet, Rörande Södra Polens Ishaf nya uptäckte Öars naturalier och Inwånarnes Tänkesätt, Seder, Klädedrägt, m.m. Upsala [Sweden] : Johan Edman, 1783. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and contrasting leather title labe lettered in gilt (small loss at tail), pastedown with early ownership inscriptions, edges speckled red, half title with owner's name excised at top edge, pp [24], 366, [10]; a good copy in a firm contemporary binding. Text in Swedish. Swedish translation of A Voyage towards the South Pole ... [London, 1777], the official account of Cook's second voyage. Copies are held in two Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Beschreibung des Fürstenthums Welsch-Neuenburg und Vallengin.

      Berlin, bey dem Herausgeber / Leipzig und Dessau, in der Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, 1783, - in-8vo, Titelblatt mit gest. Vignette + XXII + 494 S. + 1 carte dépl. ?Carte de la Principauté de Neuchatel et Vallengin publié d?après les Cartes de Merveilleux de l?Isle et Clermont 1783?, Titelbl. verso mit Stempel ?Gymnasio Reg.: Joachim legat: Ab Illustr. Thulemeiero?, Kalbsledereinband d. Zeit, Rücken reich vergoldet, Rotschnitt, unteres Scharnier etwas gespalten, jedoch sehr schönes Exemplar. Erste deutche Ausgabe. Selten. Diese Beschreibung sollte dem ersten Vorhaben nach nichts anders als eine Uebersetzung eines kleinen Werkes seyn welches unter folgendem Titel herausgekommen war: Description des montagnes et des vallées qui font partie de la Principauté de Neufchâtel et Valangin. Seconde Edition Revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée. A Neuchatel, Chez Samuel Fauche Libraire.1766. (Vorrede).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wäber 196; Vgl. Haller I, Nr 891: Deutsche vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe der ?Description abrégée?). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Skelton's engraved illustrations of the principal antiquities of Oxfordshire, from original drawings.Oxford, Joseph Skelton, 1823 - [1827]. Folio (41 x 32 cm). With engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page showing Wroxton Abbey, 50 full-page engraved and etched plates (including a map) after drawings by F. Mackenzie and others, numerous engraved and etched illustrations in text. Contemporary three quarter roan, gilt edges.

      BAL 3050; Lowndes V, p. 2409. Beautiful work on the antiquities of Oxfordshire with impressive views of buildings and artefacts. The plates were executed by the eminent engraver and publisher Joseph Skelton (1783-1871), some in collaboration with others and mostly after drawings by Frederick Mackenzie (1788(?)-1854). The work was issued in 13 parts between 1823 and 1827, the last part including a list of subscribers. Soiling and foxing throughout; binding soiled and damaged. Good copy of a sumptuously illustrated work.

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        Nouvelle description des Vallées de Glace et des Hautes Montagnes qui forment la Chaine des Alpes pennines & Rhetiennes dédiée au Roi de France. Par M. Bourrit, Chantre de l'église Catédrale de Genéve & Pensionnaire du Roi. Volume 1 & 2 reliés ens.

      A Genève, Chez Paul Barde, 1783, - in-8vo, XIX (+ 1 blanche) + 247 p.avec 4 planches gravées; 2 ff. + 285p. (+ 1 bl.) + 4 planches gravées + 1 carte dépl. (gravée par C.G. Geissler), Ex Libris ?Thomas Clifford Allbutt Carr Manor Meanwoods? et un nom ms. sur titre ?Dawson Jumer 1804? reliure originale d?époque, dos refait avec pièce de titre d?origine, coins usés. "La première est de 1781. la deuxième (1783) est conforme à la première. Il existe une traduction allemande, Zurich 1782. Dans ce livre, qui a contribué de manière décisive au développement de l'intéret pour les Alpes, Bourrit relate les excursions qu'il a réalisées dans le Valais, où il fut l'un des premiers à explorer les glaciers. Peu courant, très recherché". (Perret).Avec les vues de "Glacier, vallée de Chermontane - Valais et Rhone - Lac du Kandel Steig - Glacier du Rhone - du Grindelwald - Pont du Diable - Lac de Chède et du Mont Blanc". Avec la carte qui manque souvant.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Lonchamp 415; Wäber BSL III/40; Barth 18033; Perret, II, p. 80.

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        Reales ordenanzas para la direccion, rejimen y gobierno del importante cuerpo de la mineria de Nueva-España, y de su Real Tribunal Jeneral.Santiago (Chile), Imprenta de la Opinion, R. Rengifo, 1833. Folio. Contemporary blue wrappers.

      Goldsmith's Library 27908, (cf. 12399: 1783 Madrid ed.); Palau 251938; Sabin 56260. First Chilean edition of a rare and valuable compendium of mining laws and mineral customs in New Spain, (Mexico and Peru), originally published in Madrid in 1783 and later in Lima in 1786, prepared by Josef de Galvez, inspector general for the King of Spanish, charged with reforming and inspecting the administration of New Spain. The present edition, intended for the miners themselves, includes rules for the training of workers and officials, newly discovered mines and the introduction of new mining technologies. The new and improved technologies led to a boom in silver and other mining in Mexico and Peru.Fine copy, with only some minor foxing, and umtrimmed. Spine slightly rubbed. A valuable compendium of mining laws in Mexico and Peru.

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        Développemens des principes de la langue arabe moderne, suivis d'un recueil de phrases, de traductions interlinéaires, de proverbes arabes, et d'un essai de calligraphie orientale, avec onze planches.Paris, Françoise-Jean Baudouin, 1803. Large 4to (30.5 x 23 cm). With 10 numbered engraved plates (5 folding) plus the engraved calligraphic Arabic title-page serving as frontispiece, and 16 folding letterpress tables. Modern tanned sheepskin. Untrimmed.

      Schnurrer 147. First and only edition of Herbin's Arabic grammar. It sequentially treats orthography, syntax and elocution, followed by several texts in Arabic with Latin translations: the fables of Luqman, excerpts from Abu Al-Fida's description of Egypt and Arabic proverbs. It concludes with an essay on oriental calligraphy, illustrated with 10 fine plates plus the frontispiece.Auguste François Julien Herbin (1783-1806) was a promising orientalist whose plans to also publish an Arabic-French and French-Arabic dictionary remained unfulfilled due to his premature death. Some soiling, otherwise in very good condition.

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        La nature considérée dans plusieurs de ses opérations ou mémoires et observations sur diverses parties de l'histoire naturelle avec la minéralogie de l'Orléanais.

      Paris, Cuchet, Nyon (Orléans, Couret de Vileneuve), 1783. ____ Seule édition, rare, de cette suite d'observations d'histoire naturelle, souvent étranges et curieuses. La partie la plus intéressante concerne la minéralogie de l'Orléanais, qui occupe les pp. 161-221. Le troisième mémoire concerne les ossements fossiles. Village après village, l'auteur décrit les particularités minéralogiques et géologiques de la région. Ex-libris manuscrit sur le titre: "Perche Gallary". Relié avec: - HUBER François, SENEBIER Jean. Mémoires sur l'influence de l'air et de diverses substances gazeuses dans la germination de différentes graines. Genève, Paschoud, IX (1801). In-8 de XIII, 230, (2) pp. Edition originale. Pritzel 4299. *-------*. In-8. [210 x 136 mm] Collation : VIII, 221, (3) pp. Demi-percaline bleue. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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        Histoire d'Ayder-Ali-Khan, Nabab-Bahader,

      Paris: Cailleau,, 1783. roi des Canarins, &c. souba de Scirra; dayva du Mayssour, souverain des empires du Cherequi & du Calicut, &c. nabab du Benguelour, &c. seigneur des montagnes & vallés, roi des isles de la mer... ou nouveaux mémoires sur l'Inde, enrichis de notes historiques. 2 volumes, duodecimo (164 x 94 mm). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt banded smooth spines, black and olive-green twin labels, yellow edges. Folding hand-coloured engraved map of India, woodcut head-pieces. A few wormholes to spines, two labels a little rubbed, volume I half-title a little ragged at fore-edge, a couple of gatherings lightly browned, paper flaw in blank margin at I1 volume II, a few leaves in volume II lightly dampstained at foot but a very good set with half-titles and an intriguing provenance: contemporary ownership inscription on half-titles of "delaRoche", a "capitaine d'infanterie". First edition of this important eyewitness account of military service, during the Anglo-Mysore Wars, under Hyder Ali (1720-1782), sultan of Mysore; it was published the year after his death and an English translation appeared in editions at London and Dublin in 1784 and later in the 19th-century. It was the basis for a version (1784-86) by Matthias Christian Sprengel, the most important German historian of India in the eighteenth century. "De La Tour's text was based on two central strategies: presenting a positive image of Haidar Ali and criticizing the British for both their conduct towards Haidar and other Indian rulers and towards the French, while at the same time defending the conduct of the French in India. In doing so, De La Tour consciously wrote against an existing image of Haidar Ali as a cruel Oriental despot and intolerant Muslim. Haidar Ali became known as a personality in Europe during the First Anglo-Mysore War of 1767-9 because of his surprising military success against the British that seemed to undermine existing perceptions of Indian military inferiority" (Chen Tzoref-Ashkenazi, German Soldiers in Colonial India, 2016, p. 146). The author, Maistre De La Tour, a French mercenary in Hyder's service, is described on the title page as "général de dix mille hommes de l'empire Mogol, & ci-devant commandant en chef l'artillerie de l'armée d'Ayder-Ali, & un corps de troiupes Européennes, à la solde de ce Nabab" (a general of ten thousand men of the Mogul empire, and formerly commander-in-chief of the artillery of the army of Ayder Ali, and a body of three European troops in the pay of that Nabob). Decidedly uncommon, Copac locates copies at only three British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford, Manchester); OCLC adds below two dozen locations worldwide. A very appealing copy in a contemporary binding.

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        Nouveau voyage a la Mer du Sud : commencé sous les ordres de M. Marion ... On a joint à cet voyage un Extrait de celui de M. de Surville dans les mêmes Parages.

      The first French voyages to Australia and New Zealand.  Paris : Barrois l'aîné, 1783. Octavo, quarter calf with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title label over papered boards, expertly rebacked; pp viii, 291, with 7 engraved plates, including folding map; the plates with occasional pale foxing; a very good copy, finely bound. Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne (1724-1772) was a skilful and accomplished mariner. In 1746, at the age of just 22, he had commanded the Prince de Conty, which had aided Bonnie Prince Charlie in his escape from Scotland. By the 1760s he was living on the Isle de France (Mauritius), and in 1770 a French vessel arrived there from France with the Polynesian Aotourou on board. Aotourou had been collected on Bougainville's circumnavigation in 1768 and was now to be returned to his native Tahiti. Dufresne undertook to make the voyage to Tahiti, largely at his own expense, but the expedition was struck by smallpox and Aotourou died shortly after setting sail from Mauritius. The expedition continued, however, and after claiming the sub-Antarctic Crozet Islands for France, reached Van Diemen's Land in March 1772, where the two ships anchored at what is now known as Marion Bay. The sailors became the first Frenchmen to set foot on Australian shores, as well as the first Europeans to encounter the indigenous inhabitants of Tasmania. After relations with the Aborigines became hostile, the ships sailed on to New Zealand, only the second time (after de Surville) the French had reached this part of the world. After initial peaceful contact - the French were able to communicate with the Māori based on the few Polynesian words Aotourou had taught them - the expedition broke a covenant by fishing at Manawaora Bay, and were attacked by the Māori, who killed and cannibalised twenty-six of their number, including the commander du Fresne. Crozet, second-in-command of the voyage, retaliated by sacking a village and killing 250 of its inhabitants, before setting sail and returning to France. Du Fresne's journals were lost, but Crozet's manuscripts enabled the publication of this volume in 1783. It includes much detailed information on Māori life and customs. Also included is the first printed account of the earlier expedition to New Zealand of de Surville, who had mapped part of the west coast at the same time as Cook. Davidson wrote in A Book Collector's Notes 'It is an exceedingly rare item and is seldom available'. Hill, 401; Kroepelien, 1104; O'Reilly & Reitman, 326; Davidson, pp. 98-99.

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        AHIMAN REZON ABRIDGED & DIGESTED: AS A HELP TO ALL THAT ARE, OR WOULD BE FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS. To Which is Added, a Sermon Preached in Christ Church, Philadelphia.....

      Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers. Very Good. 1783. First Edition. Hardcover. Title Continued: "At a General Communication, Celebrated, Agreeable to the Constitution on Monday, December 28, 1778, as the Anniversary of St. John the Evangelist". The first book of Masonic law published by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. It was prepared by the Grand Secretary, the Rev. Brother William Smith, D. D. , Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, it was approved by the Grand Lodge November 22, 1781, published in 1783, and dedicated to Brother George Washington Full leather with raised bands on spine. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Pages are slightly age toned. (xvi) ,166pp. Pictorial frontispiece. Prior owners inscription on front endpaper. Rear endpapers contains hand written notes by Mason, S. Mayhew, dated 1871. Preserved in a custom made book box covered in blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Religion, Americana; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 166 pages .

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        Oeuvres d'histoire naturelle et de philosophie.

      Samuel Fauche, 1779-1783., Neuchatel: - Eight volumes. 4to. Half-titles, fine engraved frontis. port. of Bonnet in Vol. I, engraved title-page vignettes, fine engraved head- and tail-pieces, 2 folding tables, 56 folding engraved plates; wanting 1 leaf of the contents in Vol. VI, pages 423-424. Contemporary tree calf, red and black leather spine labels, richly gilt spines; neat restoration to some spine ends. A BEAUTIFUL STUNNING SET IN THE ORIGINAL TREE CALF. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of the preferred large quarto issue of the scientific and philosophical writings of Charles Bonnet. Bonnet "is considered one of the fathers of modern biology. He is distinguished for both his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." DSB. This is a lovely set in full contemporary tree calf, elaborately decorated spine with red and black calf labels. BM (Nat. Hist.), I, p. 197; DSB, II, p. 286; Gascoigne 10837.6. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Développemens des principes de la langue arabe moderne, suivis d'un recueil de phrases, de traductions interlinéaires, de proverbes arabes, et d'un essai de calligraphie orientale, avec onze planches.Paris, Françoise-Jean Baudouin, 1803. Large 4to (30.5 x 23 cm). With 10 numbered engraved plates (5 folding) plus the engraved calligraphic Arabic title-page serving as frontispiece, and 16 folding letterpress tables. Modern tanned sheepskin. Untrimmed.

      Schnurrer 147. First and only edition of Herbin's Arabic grammar. It sequentially treats orthography, syntax and elocution, followed by several texts in Arabic with Latin translations: the fables of Luqman, excerpts from Abu Al-Fida's description of Egypt and Arabic proverbs. It concludes with an essay on oriental calligraphy, illustrated with 10 fine plates plus the frontispiece.Auguste François Julien Herbin (1783-1806) was a promising orientalist whose plans to also publish an Arabic-French and French-Arabic dictionary remained unfulfilled due to his premature death. Some soiling, otherwise in very good condition.

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