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        Histoire des animaux d'Aristote EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez la veuve Desaint, 1783. Fine. Chez la veuve Desaint, à Paris 1783, in-4 (20x26cm), 758pp. et 850pp., 2 volumes reliés. - First edition of the French translation of Camus with the Greek text in regard.Plein calf marbled time. Smooth back decorated with two boxes to the Grotesque and two chains, nets and wheels. Pieces of red morocco title and volume numbers in black morocco. Hat Volume I threadbare. Frottements.La translation of Camus is quite estimated, it concerns only the first volume, while the second brings the notes and observations of Camus about the modern natural history. It also establishes the importance of the work of Aristotle and his influence on the literature of natural history. Found an interesting table for identifying animals in Aristotle in Greek, Latin and French. This second part is very erudite and contains many references to other works, she describes in situ every animal that is found in the treatise of Aristotle. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de la traduction française de Camus avec le texte en grec en regard. Reliures en plein veau d'époque marbré. Dos lisses ornés 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 cependant que le premier volume, le second rassemblant notes et observations quant à l'histoire naturelle moderne. Camus 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.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Storia delle Arti del Disegno Presso gli Antichi, Tradotta dal Tedesco (Vol I-III)

      Roma: Pagliarini, 1783-84. Second Italian Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Contemporary half marbled calf and matching paper over boards, lettering stamped in gilt direct on spine and in black leather label; 3 volumes, 4to; with half-titles, engraved titles, 63 plates (see pagination, below), numerous illustrations in text, lacking frontispieces; pp. [4], xcvi, 451, [1], plus 20 plates; 427, [1], 16 plates (2 folding); xii, 604, 40 (Fea's essay "Sulle Rovine di Roma"), 28 plates. Spines scuffed, a little wormed, torn at tip of Vol. I; text block nice and bright, with a little contemporary marginalia, and just some light foxing on prelims and terminals. Brunet V, 1463; Schlosser-Magnino 676-7; Cicognara 59; Olschki, Choix 13020; Millard, Italian and Spanish Books 165; Ruppert, Winckelmann-Bibliographie (1942), 15; PMM 210; A. Schnapp, The Discovery of the Past, pp. 258-266.

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        The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical observations on their works [ ] a new edition, corrected [ ]

      London: printed for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan [et al.], 1783. 4 vols. 8vo. Third edition. pp. viii, 454; iv, 440; iv, 342; iv, 485, [i] + engraved portrait frontispiece after Joshua Reynolds, concludes with publisher’s ads (J. Nichols). Contemporary tree calf, rubbed; joints, headcaps and corners renewed and tooling made good. A sound and handsome set. Ink stamp of Harrytown Hall, Cheshire. Johnson’s last great work, containing a great deal of anecdotal information which might otherwise have been lost, was first published as ‘Prefaces, Biographical and Critical’, part of the 58 volume works of the English poets edited by Johnson 1779-80. The first authorized separate edition (a pirated edition also appeared in Dublin) was printed in 1781, but the 1783 edition is described by Courtney and Smith as “the only edition of importance after the first. It is the only edition which Johnson revised, and the last he lived to see”. ESTC T4514; Courtney & Smith, p. 142. Book

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        The lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations on their works A new edition, corrected

      London: for C. Bathurst [et al.], 1783. Third edition, 4 volumes, 8vo; engraved portrait after Joshua Reynolds; slightly later half calf over marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on spine; joints cracked and front cover on vol. 1 loosening; all else very good and clean. "This edition, though almost completely neglected, is the only edition of importance after the first. It is the only edition which Johnson revised, and the last he lived to see" (Courtney & Smith). Chapman & Hazen, p. 159; Courtney & Smith, p. 142; Fleeman 79.4LP/7a.

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        SISTEMA, ou Colecção dos Regimentos Reaes, contém os Regimentos pertencentes á administração da Fazenda Real.- Agora novamente reimpressos, e acrescentados com todas a Leys, Alvarás, Decretos, Avisos, que ampliárão, e derogarão os mesmos Regimentos nas partes ou .../ dado a luz por Jozé Roberto Monteiro de Coelho e Soisa (I-VI)

      Lisboa: Na Officina de Francisco Borges de Soisa; Simão Thaddeo Ferreira; Francisco Luis Ameno, 1783-1791.- 6 vols.em 5; 30cm.-EObra de grande fôlego, muito informativa. Inocêncio (VIII, 295) diz desta obra: \" muito mais ampla do que o título promete, pois n\'ella se compreendem muitas leis além dos Regimentos. Pode dizer-se que é uma colecção sistemática; porque como o collector juntou a cada hum dos Regimentos as leis que lhe dizem respeito, e de que teve notícia, veio assim a apresenta-las ordenadamente segundo a matéria a que pertenciam\". Esta edição é a mais apreciada pelo cuidado aspecto gráfico e pelos acrescentos que teve.Encadernações da época inteiras de pele. Uma ou outra mancha marginal sem grande importância. Conjunto estimado e atraente. Muito invulgar nestas condições.

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        Tabulae anatomicae Novis explicationibus illustratae ab Andrea Maximino

      Roma, Junchi 1783.. Mit gest. Titelvign. und 47 Kupfertafeln. LX, 130 (recte 128) S. Lederband d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. Folio. 39,5 x 27 cm. Choulant 61; Waller 2843; nicht bei Blake und Wellcome. - Die anatomischen Tafeln des Bartolommeo Eustachi, nachdem die Eustachischen Röhren benannt sind, wurden zwar 1552 vollendet, blieben aber unveröffentlicht in der Vaticana liegen. Erst der Leibarzt Lancisi des Papstes Clemens XI. konnte sie 1714 erstmals veröffentlichen. - Gering berieben. Schönes, nur wenig fleckiges Exemplar!

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        Examen Maritime, Théorique Et Pratique, Ou Traité De Mechanique, Appliqué À La Construction Et À La Manoeuvre des Vaisseaux & autres Batiments.Traduit De L'Espagnol, Avec Des Additions, Par M.Lévêque

      Nantes: the Author, Augustin-Jean Malassis, & Despilly, 1783., 1783. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. xii, 396, 14; 1 p.l., 364, 20. with half-title in Vol. I only. 14 folding engraved plates. woodcut title vignettes & headpieces. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked preserving spine labels, corners renewed (perforation stamps of the Franklin Institute on titles). armorial bookplate of American naval architect John Lenthall, (who donated the book to the library) & with his signature, dated 1830, on titles. Preface initialed by the translator. Inscribed from the translator Lévêque to 'Monseigneur le Comte de Montmorin de St.-Herem, commandant en chef dans la province de Bretagne'. imprint date altered in ink to '1784'. First Edition of the French Translation. An important contribution to naval science by Spanish geometrician and naval officer, Jorge Juan Y Santacilla, originally published in Spanish at Madrid in 1771. Among other notable accomplishments the author participated in the famous joint French-Spanish expedition to Peru in 1735 to measure an arc of the meridian near the equator, founded the astronomical observatory at Cadiz, and established the Friendly Literary Society, the forerunner of the Royal Society of Sciences of Madrid. "His combination of theoretical learning and practical experience enabled Juan, in his Examen maritimo, to provide a considerable base for the improvement of naval science, to refute several empirical theories of navigation, and to establish the fundamental principles of naval architecture. The book is a valuable application of mechanics to naval science." (DSB) The French edition contains significant additions by the translator, French hydrographer, Pierre Lévêque [1746-1814]. The present copy is inscribed from the translator to Armand-Marc, Comte de Montmorin de St.-Herem [1745-1792], who served successively as ambassador to Spain and governor of Brittany. During the early stages of the Revolution, he was associated with Mirabeau and he remained one of the inner circle of the King's friends until he perished in the massacres of September 1792. The book also bears the ownership entry and armorial bookplate of American naval architect John Lenthall [1807-1882,] who was Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repairs, United States Navy, from 1853 to 1871. Lenthall distinguished himself as a master of wooden shipbuilding, having been chiefly responsible for the design of such ships as the Wabash, Niagara, Roanoke, Colorado, and Minnesota. Brunet III 591. Palau 125468. cfPolak 4783 (1792 Edn.).. F.

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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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        Observations on the Passage to India through Egypt,

      London: for W. Faden, J. Robson, and R. Sewell, , 1783. and across the Great Desert; with Occasional Remarks on the adjacent Countries, and also Sketches of the different Routes. Quarto (250 × 197 mm). Attractive recent half calf to style by Trevor Lloyd, red morocco label, urn device gilt to compartments, marbled sides. 2 engraved folding maps. List of errata verso of dedication leaf struck through and the listed errors corrected in ink in a contemporary hand, lightly browned, some spotting, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Capper was educated at Harrow and joined the army of the East India Company "in His Majesty's Train of Artillery in the East Indies, First as a soldier cadet and later as an officer. He was then for a while a free merchant in Bengal before becoming in 1768 a captain in the Madras army and in 1769 senior writer for the presidency of Bengal … [later] appointed the East India Company's commissary-general upon the coast of Coromandel" (ODNB). In early 1777 he was sent home with despatches, remaining in England until the autumn of 1778 when, "to explore the feasibility of opening a new channel for transmitting intelligence between Europe and India, he returned to Madras by way of Aleppo, the Arabian desert, and Basrah." The present work contains details of his journey from India to England in early 1777, via Ceylon and Suez, and his return journey in 1778–9. Given more or less in journal form, it is full of fascinating details of local life, offering numerous hints for the traveller in the region. As was so often the case, Capper felt himself badly treated by John Company, issuing a lengthy memorial detailing the abuses of the company's lax and corrupt civilian management in India. "Despite this he resumed his career in India in 1785, when he became comptroller-general of the army and fortification accompts on the coast of Coromandel, charged with reducing expenditure in Madras. He resigned in 1791 and returned to Britain. The East India Company twice thereafter refused him a pension." He later made a name for himself as a meteorologist and as a local philanthropist in south Wales where he settled.

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        L'isle inconnue ou mémoires du Chevalier Des Gastines EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Moutard, 1783. Fine. Chez Moutard, à Paris 1783, In-12 (9,5x16,5cm), (4) xvj, 296pp. et (4) 278pp. et (4) 303pp. et (4) 317pp. (3), 4 volumes reliés. - first edition, rare, - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, illustrée de 10 figures de Sossier assez jolies et fouillées, gravées par Beljambe, et d'un tableau. Une suite sera publiée en 1787 formant 2 volumes, censée avoir été rédigée par les fils du Chevalier. Une note de l'éditeur in fine : "Je ne crois pas devoir faire paraître ces deux volumes à moins que le public ne m'y invite." En effet, ces 2 volumes ne sont pas une suite mais constitue une continuation en cas de succès. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de queue du tome 3 élimée. 9 coins émoussés. Le tableau porte un déchirure restaurée. Bon exemplaire. L'oeuvre de Grivel est à la fois une utopie classique, économique et politique, et une robinsonnade à la française. Un couple fait naufrage sur une île déserte et on assiste à la création d'une nouvelle société humaine. En dehors des aventures propres à l'existence dans une île déserte à la nature sauvage (et elles sont variées et nombreuses), l'importance de l'ouvrage réside avant tout sur l'utopie libérale qu'elle réalise : une société basée sur la liberté individuelle de chaque citoyen et sur sa capacité de jouir de ses bien propres et de ses réussites personnelles. L'isle inconnue est en ce sens une vision politique idéale, qui prône la liberté individuelle et la propriété privée comme base du bonheur universel. Cependant, la société construite par l'auteur ne saurait être le fruit d'une théorie ou d'une thèse, elle est avant tout le fruit de l'expérience, de l'empirisme.  

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        Storia di America [The History of America, in Italian, with 4 hand-colored maps]

      In Venezia [Venice]: Nella stamperia Gatti a spese di Leonardo e Giammaria Fratelli Bassaglia, MDCCLXXXIII [1783]. Original Wraps. Fine. Second Venice Edition (first Venice edition published 1778) of Antonio Pillori's translation of The history of America (London, 1777), Books I-VIII (complete), on the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru. A remarkably fresh, uncut set, complete in four volumes as issued, with all four folding maps colored by a contemporary hand (as with the John Carter Brown Library copy). 8vo: xxiv,240pp, with frontispiece portrait of Columbus and large folding map of the Gulf of Mexico showing Florida, Cuba, Jamaica and farther Caribbean islands; [2],5-328pp, including frontispiece portrait of Bartolomé de las Casas and large folding map of South America; [2],3-359 [p 181 misnumbered "281"; p 304, "204"],[1]pp, with frontispiece portrait of Hernán Cortés and folding map of Mexico; [4],295,[1]pp, with frontispiece portrait of Francisco Pizarro and large folding map of Middle America. Original paper-case bindings with yapped edges and manuscript titles and volume numbers to head of each spine, the text block sewn on tawed tongs (vol. iv with modern replacements). Worming to upper cover, portrait, title page, and map margins of vol. iv now expertly restored by a paper conservationist. Borba de Moraes 740 (for first English edition). "By the autumn of 1769," according to the ODNB, Robertson "began withdrawing books on America from the [Edinburgh] university library. As originally conceived, [his] project was to include the history of Spanish, Portuguese, and British colonization, though Robertson chose first to concentrate on the Spanish, which stemmed most naturally from his study of Charles V. His original intention was to complete the full history of colonization before going to press, but he decided to publish the sixteenth-century Spanish portion alone following the outbreak of hostilities with the British colonies in 1776 . . . On 28 May 1777 the History of America was published in two volumes by Strahan and Cadell in London and by Balfour in Edinburgh to a very positive reception. Its success was even more marked on the continent, where it was considered Robertson's masterpiece . . . With its dramatic sweep of narrative, combined with a provocative confrontation of two very different stages of civilization [Spanish and Native American] and a prose that was more flexible and evocative than that of his earlier books, the History of America is often regarded as Robertson's most interesting, original, and even Romantic work." Borba de Moraes credits Roberston writing the "first history of the discovery and Spanish conquest of America based on ample bibliographical information and documents . . . " N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Essais sur l'hygrométrie. Ier. Essai. Description d'un nouvel hygromètre comparable; II. Essai. Théorie de l'hygrométrie; III. Essai. Théorie de l'évoporation. IV. Essai. Application des théories précédentes à quelques phénomenes de la méteorologie.

      Neuchatel, Samuel Fauche Père et Fils, 1783. 4to (24.0 x 19.5 cm). xxiv, 367 pp. Half-title, title with woodcut vignette, first essay with a nice, large engraved text vignette; two plates, of which one larger, folded. Contemporary full morocco. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt floral patterns and gilt title on tan morocco label. Edges red.l A classic work on hygrometry containing the description of the modern hygrometer, invented by De Saussure - the same author of the famous "Voyages dans les Alpes". The Swiss scientist Horace Bénedict de Saussure (1740-1799) is widely regarded as the father of alpinism. He had a deep interest in botany, geology and meteorology, hence his endeavours in hygrometry. Not surprisingly, one chapter in the fourth essay is titled "Observations météorologiques faites en voyageant dans les Alpes". "Donné par le célèbre auteur. C. Bonnet" is written in an old hand on the title page. This is most likely the Swiss entomologist, botanist and philosopher Charles Bonnet (1720-1793), uncle of De Saussure and author of "Recherches sur l'usage des feuilles dans les plantes" (1754). Bonnet was also the first to describe a type of hallucination now known as Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). Small bookplate of Andreas Gedeon on the front pastedown. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. Norman, 1894.

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        Rußland. Beschreibung aller Nationen des rußischen Reiches, ihrer Lebensart, Religion, Gebräuche, Wohnungen, Kleidungen und übrigen Merkwürdigkeiten.

      Leipzig, Dyk 1783. - 2 in 1 Band. Mit 2 kolorierten gest. Frontispices von Schoenberg, 7 Textkupfern von C. M. Roth und 1 gestochenen Notenbeispiel. 2 Bll., XII, 3 Bll., 84 S, 1 Bl., SS. (85) - 271: Tit., SS. (273) - 396, 1 Bl., SS. (397) - 530 (recte 520), 5 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. 26 x 21 cm. Colas 1225; Engelmann 857; Henze II, 334; Hiler 365; vgl. Cox I, 197, Howgego I, G36 u. Lipperh. Kaa 10-12; nicht bei Fekula. - Seltene zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1776-80 in St. Petersburg erschienenen Werks. Der deutsche Geograph, Chemiker und Botaniker Johann Gottlieb Georgi (1729 - 1802) nahm an zwei Expeditionen durch Sibirien teil. Auf der zweiten Reise mit Pallas interessierte er sich besonders für die erd- und völkerkundlichen Aspekte. Dabei nahm er die erste wissenschaftliche Untersuchung des Baikalsees vor, den er umfuhr und kartographierte. Unter den zahlreichen beschriebenen Völkern auch Finnen und Lappen. Die beiden schönen kolorierten Tafeln zeigen insgesamt 39 verschiedene Trachten; die großen Vignetten mit Szenen aus dem Leben der Einheimischen. - Rücken mit unauffälligen kleinen Restaurierungen, Deckenbezüge tls. berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orlando furioso

      dai torchi di G. Baskerville per P. and G. Molini, Birmingham 1783 - 4 volumi in-4 (230x150 mm.), pp. (6), LVIII, 362, (2); (4), 450, (2); (4), 446, (4); (4), 431, (40) di elenco degli associati dell'edizione, (1, b.). Sontuose legature coeve in marocchino rosso a grana lunga in stile neoclassico, fregio a rotella e triplice ordine di filetti in oro ai piatti, dorso a 5 nervi con scomparti decorati in oro, autore e numerazione di tomo incisi in oro. Tagli dorati. Magnifica edizione. Provenienza: Joseph Huston (suo ex libris applicato ai contropiatti anteriori dei 4 tomi). Bibliografia: Agnelli-Ravegnani, I, pp. 204-205. Lowndes, I 63. Cohen-De Ricci, coll. 95-97. Gamba, 62: «Se per bellezza di stampa e per merito d'intagli va riguardata questa edizione come una delle migliori produzioni della tipografia, è stata eziandio dal Morali trovata una delle migliori per bontà del testo». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curiosi problemi filosofici scelti da quelli che Aristotele intitolo' delle cose naturali e risoluti colle osservazioni e scopertedella meccanica e fisiologia moderna per uni scientifico intertenimento con un discorso preliminare sopra l'uso antico e moderno de' grifi ossia problemi ec.

      Nella stamperia Pagliarini, 1783. In 8, pp. XL + 126. Stampato su carta forte. Bella legatura coeva ai piccoli ferri  con decorazione 'a ventaglio' e stemma vescovile con 6 nappe che si dipartono dal cappello ecclesiastico. Spelature al margine interno del piatto anteriore e alcuni piccoli danni agli angoli. Dorso decorato ai piccoli ferri con  nervature (piccole mancanze). Mancanza alla della parte superiore del dorso mascherato da etichetta applicata. Rara edizione che apre con una prolusione sull'uso della figura del grifo ( o grifone) nell'emblematica. L'opera raccoglie 40 problemi riguardanti curiosita' scientifiche riguardanti in particolare caratteristiche umane e animali. Ad esempio: Per qual ragione veggonsi nel genere degli animali altri che vanno soggetti al fenomeno della tosse ed altri no; Donde procede che l'uomo solo fra gli altri animali sen vada alla vitiligine...; Vedere il come debba stare che dalle capre e dalle pecore tanto piu' di latte si ritragga e tanto meno dalle femmine umane e bovine...; Come vada che i maschi... riescano sempre di una mole maggiore in paragon delle femmine; Come sia che alcuni degli animali partoriscono piu' feti in una volta siccole il majale, il cane il lepre ed altri no, siccome l'uomo il leone...; Per qual motivo sia massimamente dell'uomo lo sternutare; Perche' all'uomo specialmente fra tutti gli animali dee toccare il caso di nascere storpio nelle gambe.... ITA

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        Voyage aux Iles de Lipari fait en 1781 ou notices sur les Iles Aeoliennes, pour servir à l'histoire des volcans; suivi d'un mémoire sur les espèces de volcan d'air, d'une autre sur la température du climat de Malthe, sur la différence de la chaleur réelle & de la chaleur sensible.

      - Paris, Hôtel Serpente, 1783. 8vo (21.2 x 13.4 cm). viii, 208 pp., one wood-engraved floral text vignette. Original paper boards, matching period style quarter paper spine with printed paper label.l Rare first edition of one of the author's most important books, which deals with the volcanoes of the Lipari Islands in southern Italy. DSB: "Dolomieu (1750-1801), the eponym of the Alpine region (which is largely composed of dolomite) 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." Dolomieu was the first to study the lavas, loose ejecta, and sublimations (i.e., the products of volcanoes), and to compare these with other rocks. He confirmed the igneous origin of basalt and supported the proposition that volcanic products constitute a significant proportion of the earth's feature. Firs few leaves marginally damp stained, otherwise a very good copy. DSB IV p.150; Ward and Carozzi, 668. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poetical Sketches. By W.B.

      London: 1783. Slim 8vo, 76pp. Complete with the final blank. Full green morocco, enclosed in a quarter green morocco box. Washed and pressed. First edition of Blake's first book, of which 23 copies are recorded with one of these still untraced but possibly in private hands in New York. Of these copies, all are in Institutions except for the untraced copy and this copy, which was last sold at the Bradley Martin sale in 1990 for $121,000. Presentation copy inscribed by John Flaxman to William Long; Flaxman was responsible for publication of this book along with the Rev. Henry Mathews. This copy has the two manuscript corrections assumed to be by Blake that are found in most copies. See BB 128; BBS p. 107. Fuller details of provenance etc. in the Martin catalogue.

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        Reise nach den liparischen Insuln oder Nachricht von den äolischen Insuln zur nähern Aufklärung der Geschichte der Vulkane. Nebst einer Abhandlung über eine Art von Luftvulkan, und einer andern über die Temperatur des Clima auf Maltha und die Verschiedenheit der wahren und fühlbaren Wärme.

      Leipzig, Johann Gottfried Müller, 1783. 8vo (16.7 x 10.1 cm). 210, [ii] pp. Contemporary marbled boards, small leather label with gilt title on the spine. Edges yellow.l First German edition of an important contribution, which combines several sciences - including volcanology and physics - to the geology of the Mediterranean island volcanoes north of Sicily, including Lipari, Vulcano, and Stromboli. The author, Dieudonné Sylvain Guy Tancrède de Dolomieu, usually known as Déodat de Dolomieu (1750-1801) was an influential French geologist; the rock dolomite was named after him. In the present work, which was translated from the original French published in the same year, the author also describes the islands of Ustica and Pentellaria [= Pantellaria], and the peculiar Macaluba mud-volcano on Sicily. Later in his life de Dolomieu became involved in political troubles during the French Revolution, and was later imprisoned for nearly two years in Tarente, when France was at war with the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Boards rubbed, small hole in the front free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. Ward & Carozzi, 668.

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        The Narrative of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, K.B. relative to his Conduct during Part of his Command of the King's Troops in North America...

      London: J. Debrett,, 1783. Octavo (196 × 117 mm). Nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, title gilt longitudinally to the spine. Housed in quarter green morocco drop-back box, brown cloth boards. Contemporary engraved portrait of Clinton mounted to verso of the second binder's blank, bound with half-title, errata slip bound after the title. Rubbed, spine dry and lacking portions from head and tail, front board detached, title page quite browned from the portrait, the text-block more lightly so, overall very good. First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title; "The Revd. Mr. Fenn with H. Clinton's Compts.". Towards the end of 1777 Clinton had become Commander-in-Chief of the British army in North America. Clinton's accusation that the surrender at Yorktown was Cornwallis's fault prompted a response from Cornwallis citing the failures of others at engagements in the South and the failure of Clinton to support Cornwallis against the French fleet. Cornwallis's surrender essentially ended the war and Clinton's career. His later years were occupied with a "prolonged, lonely defence of his command" entailing a "destructive pamphlet war" (ODNB) with those he felt had avoided their fair share of the blame. Decidedly uncommon inscribed.

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        Essais sur l'hygrométrie. Ier. Essai. Description d'un nouvel hygromètre comparable; II. Essai. Théorie de l'hygrométrie; III. Essai. Théorie de l'évoporation. IV. Essai. Application des théories précédentes à quelques phénomenes de la méteorologie.

      - Neuchatel, Samuel Fauche Père et Fils, 1783. 4to (24.0 x 19.5 cm). xxiv, 367 pp. Half-title, title with woodcut vignette, first essay with a nice, large engraved text vignette; two plates, of which one larger, folded. Contemporary full morocco. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt floral patterns and gilt title on tan morocco label. Edges red.l A classic work on hygrometry containing the description of the modern hygrometer, invented by De Saussure - the same author of the famous "Voyages dans les Alpes". The Swiss scientist Horace Bénedict de Saussure (1740-1799) is widely regarded as the father of alpinism. He had a deep interest in botany, geology and meteorology, hence his endeavours in hygrometry. Not surprisingly, one chapter in the fourth essay is titled "Observations météorologiques faites en voyageant dans les Alpes". "Donné par le célèbre auteur. C. Bonnet" is written in an old hand on the title page. This is most likely the Swiss entomologist, botanist and philosopher Charles Bonnet (1720-1793), uncle of De Saussure and author of "Recherches sur l'usage des feuilles dans les plantes" (1754). Bonnet was also the first to describe a type of hallucination now known as Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). Small bookplate of Andreas Gedeon on the front pastedown. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. Norman, 1894. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Berlinische Monatsschrift. Herausgegeben von F. Gedike und J.E. Biester. Berlin: Unger und Haude und Spener, 1783-96.

      - 28 volumes, complete. The Berlinische Monatsschrift was the main publication spreading the Enlightenment in Germany. It was the organ of the Mittwochsgesellschaft, the Berlin ‘Wednesday Society’, a secret group of Friends of Enlightenment whose members included Johann Friedrich Zöllner and Moses Mendelssohn, as well as the Monatsschrift editors, Gedike and Biester. The monthly magazine's 168 issues came out between 1783 and 1796. Fifteen essays by Immanuel Kant made their first appearance in its pages (see the list in our images), most famously his answer to Zöllner's question ‘What is Enlightenment?’ in the December 1784 issue (Volume 4). The journal was published monthly in blue paper covers, with six issues making up each Volume. This set originates from different libraries and collectors, hence the variety of the contemporary bindings. The final volume contains the publishers’ unpaginated Abschiedsblatt, or farewell leaf, which is missing in the other copies we have seen. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 28 volumes [all published], 8vo, in various contemporary bindings, rubbed and with wear in places, eight volumes with the original blue wrappers bound in, all but two with the portrait frontispieces, Vol. 2 with a worm trace on the spine, browning and a little underlining, internal condition of the other volumes ranging from good to very good, with occasional dampstaining, a rich historical and scholarly resource, hardly ever offered for sale complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DESCRIPTION DES EXPERIENCES DE LA MACHINE AEROSTATIQUE DE MM. DE MONTGOLFIER ET DE CELLES AUXQUELLES CETTE DECOUVERTE A DONNE LIEU;

      A Paris Chez Cuchet 1783; Oldr. 306 S. 9 Kupfertafeln; Frontispiz leicht fleckig, neuer marmorierter Einband mit Lederrücken und Goldttitel!BALLON LUFTFAHRT

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        Oeuvres, traduction nouvelle

      1783 - 3 volumes grand in-4, A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Moutard, 1783-1789, , 3 volumes grand in-4, VIII-458 + [4]-XXIV-539 + [4]-502 pp, veau raciné du début du XIXe siècle, dos lisses et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges, roulette d'encadrement sur les plats, coiffes guillochées, roulette sur les coupes et en bordure des contreplats, tranches dorées, gardes de papier de remploi, Un des rares exemplaires au format in-4 de cette collection, inachevée, qui a paru simultanément en 8 volumes au format in-12 ; elle est complète en 3 volumes, qui ne reproduisent que les 6 premiers tomes de l'édition in-12, soit : I. Ouvrages de rhétorique - II et III. Oraisons. Traductions de Desmeunier et de Clément. Exemplaire très agréable, imprimé sur vergé fort, dans une reliure légèrement postérieure. Quelques épidermures légères. Brunet II, 51. Quérard II, 209. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L\'Adoption Ou La Maçonnerie Des Dames,

      A La Fidélité; Chez le Silence, (d. i. Den Haag, Gosse), 100070083 (d. i. 1783. Titel mit Vignette, 2 Kopfvignetten und 1 Holzschnitt-Tafel. 48, 24 S. HLdr. d. Zt., Rücken mit goldgepr. Freimaurer-Symbolen. Snoek, Initiating Women in Freemasonry 389. - Frühe und seltene Schrift über Frauenlogen und die Aufnahme in der Freimaurerei. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Gering berieben und bestoßen. Einige weiße Bll. vor- und nachgebunden. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        L`Adoption Ou La Maçonnerie Des Dames,

      A La Fidélité; Chez le Silence, (d. i. Den Haag, Gosse), 100070083 (d. i. 1783.. Titel mit Vignette, 2 Kopfvignetten und 1 Holzschnitt-Tafel. 48, 24 S. HLdr. d. Zt., Rücken mit goldgepr. Freimaurer-Symbolen. Snoek, Initiating Women in Freemasonry 389. - Frühe und seltene Schrift über Frauenlogen und die Aufnahme in der Freimaurerei. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Gering berieben und bestoßen. Einige weiße Bll. vor- und nachgebunden.

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        Lettres sur la Suisse, adressées à Madame de M*** par un voyageur françois, en 1781. En 2 volumes.

      Genève, Jombert jeune, 1783, - in-8vo, 2 ff. + 271 p. / 2 ff. + 282 p. (p. 3/4 et 5/6 rel. avant p.1/2) + 1 f. (errata) + 3 planches gravées repl. dont la grande Carte générale de la Suisse (avec les glaciers de Faucigny), partiel. en coul., qqs rares pet. taches ou brunissures, généralement frais, ex libris héraldique gravé à l'intér. des plats devant, reliures en veau marbré, pièce de titre rouge-brune au dos, dos richement ornés en or, éraflures au niveau de la tomaison juste en-dessous des pièces de titre, qqs lég. frottements aux coiffes, bords et coins, au total quatre coins écrasés et dénudés, tranches rouges. Première et unique édition, assez rare. Récit du voyage effectué par l'auteur à travers de Suisse en 1781. Exemplaire complet de la grande "Carte générale de la Suisse?, qui manque souvent. Les détails de Faucigny sont de la plus grande exactitude, et les célèbres glaciers de ce canton n'avaient été marqués jusqu'ici dans aucune carte", avec frontières, villes, et route de l'auteur marquées en couleurs. Ainsi qu'un plan de Versoix, et un plan des souterrains des salines de Bévieux.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2505; Barbier II/1298cd; Haller I/1017; Wäber BSL III/42; Barth 17546; selon «Mélanges Helvétiques, 1787, p. 236, p. 236, le nom de l'auteur serait "La Porte"; Blumer 289 (la carte).

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        Gramatica piemontese a sua Altezza Reale Maria Adelaide Clotilde Saveria di Francia Principessa di Piemonte

      nella Reale Stamparia, 1783. In-8°, pp. XVI, 197, (3), stemma araldico al frontespizio, ritratto di Maria Adelaide inciso dallo Stagnon, legatura in piena pelle dell'epoca, dorso con ricchi fregi e titolo in oro al dorso. Tagli rossi. Leggere abrasioni ai piatti ma nel complesso bell'esemplare. PIPINO, Maurizio (Cuneo, 1739 ) La 'Gramatica' insieme al vocabolario piemontese erano parte di un preciso progetto appoggiato dalla futura sovrana «Maria Adelaide Clotilde Saveria di Francia, principessa del Piemonte»( a cui è dedicata l'opera) che volendo apprendere il dialetto» piemontese aveva contribuito a valorizzarlo. Il modello di piemontese proposto dall'autore fu da lui stesso qualificato esplicitamente come «torinese o cortigiano» (Grassi, 1979, p. 703). Pipino ammise infatti che nel Vocabolario erano contenute voci definite «provinciali», cioè non torinesi, benché esse fossero in numero assolutamente esiguo, essendo preponderante la varietà della capitale L'opera è divisa in quattro capitoli:1. Dell'alfabeto piemontese; 2. Delle pronunzie piemontesi; 3. Articoli, segnacasi, generi e declinazioni; 4. Conjugazione de' verbi, e arricchita inoltre da un Breve discorso circa la terminazione de' verbi, da un'Appendice, da un corpus di Lettere piemontesi-italiane che provengono dal repertorio personale del medico piemontese e da alcuni saggi di due libri di Giorgio Arione e di Michele Vopiscopo. L'opera si conclude con una Lettera all'autore del trinitario scalzo Ermenegildo di S. Giovanni di Matto e con una Raccolta di proverbi e modi proverbiali piemontesi.

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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.

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        Scomber Thynnus. Der Thunfisch, Le Thon. The Tunny.

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. L. Schmidt n. Krüger jun. aus Bloch, Oec. Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands, 1783, 17,5 x 36 Sehr schönes, farbfrisches Blatt. Speisefisch. Verkleinerte Darstellung.

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        Documents Relating to the Town of New Ipswitch, NH, 1783-1813

      1783 - The Administration of a Small New Hampshire Town, 1783-1815 [Manuscript Archive]. [New Hampshire]. [Documents Relating to the Town of New Ipswitch, 1783-1813]. New Ipswitch, NH, 1783-1813. 7 stab-stitched manuscript volumes, 1 is 6-1/4" x 4" (18 pp.), 1 is 12-1/2" x 8" (12 pp.), 1 is 14" x 12-1/2" (16 pp.) and 4 are 7-1/4" x 6-1/2" (6 pp., 8 pp., 14 pp., 18 pp.). Manuscript in ink to most rectos and versos. Moderate browning, somewhat lighter in places, foxing, some leaves have dampstaining, tears or chips, with loss of text in a few cases. An interesting archive. $850. * New Ipswitch is a small New Hampshire town on the Massachusetts border, about 40 miles north of Worcester. The volumes in this archive record the daily operations of the town government, such as lists of taxes collected from residents and payments for selectmen, constables and building expenses. It is, on the whole, an interesting collection of source material concerning the inner workings of small New England town government in the post-Revolutionary period.

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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

      Cuchet, Nyon (Orléans, Couret de Vileneuve), Paris 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.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (Tax No 3), Thomas Ivers, Esq.

      1783 - A Massachusetts Tax to Defray the Cost of the Revolutionary War [Broadside] [Taxation]. [Massachusetts]. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (Tax No 3.). Boston, June, 1783. 16" x 10" broadside, amount of assessed tax and date added in manuscript by Thomas Ivers, treasurer and receiver-general of Massachusetts, his signature, dated October 1, 1783, below text. Mounted on linen, lightly browned, some edgewear, sections lacking from corners and along fold lines with minor loss to text. A rare item. $1,250. * This broadside is, in effect, a warrant to collect unpaid taxes. In this particular case, an amount of four pounds and four shillings to be collected by the constable or collector in the town of Leverett, Massachusetts. According to Ford, this broadside was printed in June of 1783, at a time when the Commonwealth was trying to pay down expenses associated with the war. Financial hardship from the war would persist long after the conflict with Great Britain ended, and the Commonwealth applied sustained pressure to collect revenue from its cities and towns. Interestingly, this prophetic broadside foretells Shays's Rebellion, in that just three years later perceived economic and taxation inequities prompted rural central and western Massachusetts such as Leverett to rise up in a series of historic protests against the Commonwealth. No copies listed on OCLC. Ford, Broadsides & Ballads &c. Printed in Massachusetts 1639-1800 2371.

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        Nordamerikas sittliche Zustände. Nach eigenen Anschauungen in den Jahren 1834, 1835 und 1836. 2 Bde.

      Gr.-8. Erster Band ("Boden und Geschichte. Religiöses. Erziehung und Unterricht. Armuth und Mildthätigkeit. Volk und Gesellschaft") XXVIII, 514 S. mit 2 gefalt. Musikbeilagen u.1 gefalt. Karte. // Zweiter Bd. ("Verbrechen und Strafen") XII, 502 S., 1 BI. Mit 68 "Tafel" genannte Tabellen (auf 27 beidseitig bedruckten Falttafeln) u. mit 13 lithogr. Falttafeln ("Platte" genannt) mit zahlreichen Abb. u. Grundrissen. Bd. 1 Schwarze Pappe d. Zeit mit Rückenschild in Rot. Bd. 2 ist im gleichen Stil sehr gut nachgebunden. Erste Ausgabe des epochemachenden Werks (Howes J 277. Sabin 36891. ADB XIV, S. 687). Der Hamburger Arzt und Schriftsteller Nikolaus Heinrich Julius (1783-1862) gilt als Begründer der Gefängniswissenschaft und reformierte das Gefängniswesen in Preußen. - Die 68 interessanten Tabellen listen Verbrechen, Gerichtsverhandlungen, Anklagen und Strafen auf, teils nach Hautfarbe u. Geschlecht differenziert. - Die Lithographien zeigen z. B. die genaue Architektur des Gefängnisses von Kingston / Ontario (9 Grund u. Aufrisse auf 4 Falttafeln), der Strafanstalten in Philadelphia, Pittsburg usw. - Die Musikbeilagen sind die Noten von "Yankee Doodle" und "The Bee-Gum". Besonders interessant ist die Karte "Vereinigte Staaten", die den damaligen Stand zeigt: "Die Sklavenstaaten sind schraffiert." - Titel gestempelt, alte Besitzeiträge auf den Vorsätzen, sonst außergewöhnlich gutes Exemplar mit weißem, fleckenlosem Papier. - Alle Tafeln sind sehr gut.

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        Scutch Mill, with the Method of Breaking the Flax with groved Rollers, and Scutching it with Blades fixt on a Shaft, both turn'd by the Main Wheel'.

      - Kupferstich v. William Hincks, 1783, 34 x 40,5 Thieme-Becker, Bd. XVII, S. 112. - Blatt V aus der Stichfolge von 12 Blatt von William Hincks, der die einzelnen Stadien der Flachsarbeit und Leinenfabrikation in Irland veranschaulichte. - Zeigt die Flachs-Schwingmaschine.

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        Feier des zweiten ( 2. )Februars. ( d.i: Huldigungsgedicht auf Karl Friedrich, Herzog zu Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, *1783-1853*

      ( Ohne Verfasserangabe, ohne Verlagsangabe - wohl im Goethe-Umkreis ) 4 n.n Blätter ( incl. Umschlag ), auf Büttenpapier gedruckt, 4 ( 27 x 22,5 cm ). Aus dem Titelblatt: * Ein heitres Fest aufs heiterste zu feiern, Soll hier der Ernst im Blumenkleiderscheinen, Ein Räthsel Bild und That bedeutsam einen, Und der es giebt, der Tag wird es entschleiern*. Der Umschlag zum Innenrand hin etwas leimschattig, Blätter teils etwas tintenfleckig und gebräunt, teils gering angeknickt. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 50 Gramm )( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        The History of Mahomet, That Grand Impostor.

      Glasgow, J. & M. Robertson, 1783. - 8vo. 40 pp. Modern marbled wrappers. Third edition, following two editions published in Edinburgh in 1781 and 1782. The pamphlet purports to give "a minute account of his parentage, rise and progress, his miraculous journey to Jerusalem, and from thence, through the seven Heavens. Their distance one from another. His access to the Divine Presence; and what marvellous things he saw and heard. His robberies and wars. His wives and concubines; with a particular account of his death and burial. Also, an account of the principal tenets of religions taught by that impostor and his followers, etc." - Browned throughout; final leaf remargined. Rare in all editions. OCLC 316386491. ESTC T167642. Not in Chauvin or Gay. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MEN'S SINS NOT CHARGEABLE ON GOD, BUT ON THEMSELVES. A DISCOURSE DELIVERED AT WALLINGFORD, DECEMBER 22, 1782. OCCASIONED BY THE TRAGICAL EXIT OF WILLIAM BEADLE, HIS WIFE, AND FOUR CHILDREN, AT WETHERSFIELD, ON THE MORNING OF THE 11th INSTANT, BY HIS OWN HANDS.

      T. & S. Green,, New Haven: 1783 - 28pp, but lacking the half title. Toned, scattered foxing. Good+, in modern cloth with institutional bookplate and withdrawal on the front free endpaper. "Beadle was a poor unfortunate who exterminated his family and himself. 'It appears he had for some time before, carried to his bed every night an ax and a carving knife'." [McDade, recording several other pamphlets but not this one]. To the perplexed, who are possibly confused about the source of evil in the world, Dana explains, "The plain truth is, that moral evil proceeds not from the Creator, but from the creature." A long footnote to Dana's Sermon, extracted from the Connecticut Courant, says that Beadle married "an amiable woman, of a reputable family, by whom he had four lovely and promising children, one son and three daughters." He brought "the knife, the ax and pistols, as weapons of death. to his bed-chamber. With the utmost secrecy, unperceived by any, he destroyed a worthy and beautiful wife, in the midst of life, and four pleasant children, sleeping in their beds." NAIP w026133 [5]. Not in Evans [see Evans 17903 for another impression, with text ending on page 27 and page 28 blank]. McDade 74 [reference]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moyen proposé pour perfectionner promptement dans le Royaume la meunerie et la boulangerie [et] Méthode facile de conserver à peu de frais les grains et les farines [Relié avec : ] BUCQUET, Traité pratique de la conservation des grains

      1783 - et in-8, 3 ouvrages reliés en À Paris et Londres, chez Barrois, 1783-1784, in-12, et in-8, 3 ouvrages reliés en 1 volume, veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné à la grotesque, pièce de titre fauve, Éditions originales. Les deux ouvrages de Parmentier, reliés à la fin du volume, sont au format in-12, réimposés dans une reliure in-8 : ils sont entièrement non rognés. Moyen proposé pour perfectionner promptement dans le Royaume la meunerie et la boulangerie. A paris, chez Barrois, 1783. 94-[1] pages. Dans cet ouvrage, Parmentier examine les différentes sortes de moutures et analyse les divers aspects du commerce des farines, ainsi que son utilité pour le gouvernement. Méthode facile de conserver à peu de frais les grains et les farines. A Londres et se trouve à Paris, chez Barrois, 1784. IV-100 pages. Ouvrage technique sur les grains et les farines démontrant "par de nouvelles observations & des expériences décisives, la vérité de quelques principes concernant une des branches les plus importantes de l'économie rurale & domestique". Le titre porte cette épigraphe tirée de La Fontaine : "Ni mon grenier, ni mon Armoire / Ne se remplit à babiller". Relié en tête du recueil : César BUCQUET, Traité pratique de la conservation des grains, des farines, et des études domestiques. Paris, Onfroy, Belin, 1783. In-8, [4]-XVI-74-[2] pages, 2 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre ; et [4]-146-[2] pages pour la seconde partie (Edme BÉGUILLET, Observations sur la boulangerie). Bucquet, qui publiait ce livre à la fin de sa vie, l'a dédié "Aux hommes" ; dans l'Avertissement, il examine les quelques points sur lesquels ses opinions diffèrent de celles de Parmentier. À la suite de son propre Traité, il intègre les Observations sur la boulangerie d'Edme Béguillet (mort en 1786) et s'en explique dans un avertissement préliminaire : "les Observations critiques qu'on va lire sont d'une main & d'un style différent de ce qu'on a lu jusqu'ici (.). Mais ayant fait tirer un certain nombre d'exemplaires du Traité (.) pour être vendus séparément & à part des Observations, je n'ai pu me dispenser de toucher dans la première partie certains objets qui auront lieu encore dans la seconde". Les Observations de Béguillet sont l'un de ses derniers ouvrages. L'auteur, ancien meunier de l'Hôpital général de Paris, fut avocat au Parlement, auteur de l'article Agriculture dans l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et membre de la Société d'agriculture. Intéressant recueil de quatre ouvrages ayant joué un rôle important dans l'économie française et celle de la Révolution ; il a été constitué par Jean Lumelier de Bressey, conseiller au Parlement de Bourgogne, dont les armes sont dorées au bas du dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tereki Fluvii Cursus, Kabarda Major Minor-Que, et Caucaso Adjacentes Regiones

      Le Clerc, Nicolas Gabriel, Paris 1783 - Size : 171x353 (mm), 6.75x13.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Asiae que vulgo Minor dictur et Syrtiae Tabula Geogrhapica…

      Weigel,, Nuremberg: 1783 - Engraved double page map, 25" x 20 1/2", map dated, hand colored in outline. Wide margins, chip out of upper margin, slight foxing and aging; otherwise very good or better. d' Anville (1697-1782) was a highly respected French cartographer that many believed raised the standard of map making. He even became geographer to the king in 1775. His maps were typically very detailed and accurate, and the French government upon his death acquired much of his cartographic material. This is a map of Asia Minor, which covers the territory from Greece to Armenia, and as far south as Lebanon. Van De Gohm p. 104. britannica online website.

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        Hoek van Holland - De Sallieth naar Backhuysen, 1783.

      Kopergravure vervaardigd in 1783 door Matthias de Sallieth, naar een tekening van Gerrit van der Pals, die op zijn beurt een schilderij van Ludolf Backhuysen kopieerde. Afm. 28 x 36,2 cm.We zien Hoek van Holland in 1684. Op de oever drie mannen en een vrouw die een hondje aait. Op de voorgrond in het water een binnenkomende snik met spriettuig, zijn zeilen innemende. Het schip draagt een witte vlag in top, met daarin het jaartal 1684.Erachter twee grote schepen onder zeil. Het achterste vaartuig draagt in zijn spiegelversiering het wapen van Amsterdam. Aan de horizon zijn nog enkele andere vaartuigen zichtbaar alsmede de oever aan de overkant van het water.Werk van Ludolf Backhuysen (1631-1708) vertoont sterke invloed van Willem van de Velde de Jonge. Backhuysen schilderde havengezichten en scheepsportretten, maar bekend werd hij vooral door zijn stormachtige zee?n en schipbreuken. Hij verbeeldde talrijke voorvallen uit de Hollandse maritieme geschiedenis.Prijs: ?975,- (incl. lijst).

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        Essai sur les accusations intentées aux Templiers et sur le secret de cet ordre, avec une dissertation sur l'origine de la Franc-Maçonnerie. Ouvrage traduit de l'allemand.

      Amsterdam, chez D.J. Changuion, 1783, in 12, 2ff. n.ch. 224 pp. et une planche gravée de pentacles, demi-basane bleue XIXe, bon exemplaire. Ouvrage très rare, traduit de l'allemand par Beyerlé selon Besuchet, et par Renfner selon Quérard. Nicolaï fait remonter la Franc-maçonnerie à une société de Rose-Croix créée vers 1630 par Robert Fludd, laquelle sous l'influence des événements politiques se serait transformée peu à peu. Cette dissertation contient de nombreux renseignements sur E. Ashmole, V. Andrae et surtout J. Wilkins " l'homme le plus savant de son siècle et le beau frère de Cromwell". La planche gravée représente des pentacles et autres talismans attribués aux templiers. ¶ Dorbon n°3243 - Caillet n°7977 - Dessubré n°772 ".. Templiers que l'auteur considère comme les vrais fondateurs des Sociétés secrètes... C'est Nicolaï, qui le premier a mis en circulation le mot de Bafomet... et imaginé la doctrine secrète des Templiers..." - Pas dans Guaïta.

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        Sobesednik liubitelei rossiiskogo slova, soderzhashchii raznyia sochineniia v stikhakh i v proze nekotorykh Rossiiskikh pisatelei, chast' X [Colloquium of Lovers of the Russian Word, containing various writings in poetry and prose by certain Russian writers, part 10]

      izhdiveniem Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, St. Petersburg 1783 - Octavo (21.8 × 12.7 cm). Early twentieth-century quarter leather over five raised bands; marbled paper-covered boards and endpapers; fore and lower edge apparently unresized; 176, [2] pp. Engraved allegorical title vignette. Small private owner label removed from front pastedown; a few leaves lightly foxed, else very good. An attractively-bound copy of issue ten of this famous literary periodical, of which sixteen parts appeared in total in 1783-1784. The journal was published by the Academy of Sciences at the behest of Catherine the Great and in close cooperation with Princess Ekaterina Dashkova (1743-1810), a confidante of Catherine and one of the leading figures of the Russian Enlightenment. "Sobesednik" is unique for being the first attempt to publish only original Russian works, rather than relying in large part on translations of foreign texts. Its influence on Russian literature and language was quite significant and Dashkova and her co-editors were able to involve some of the leading Russian writers of the time, including Gavrila Derzhavin, Ippolit Bogdanovich, Dmitri Fonvizin, Vasilii Kapnist, Ermil Kostrov and Mikhail Kheraskov. The journal also contained numerous original works by Catherine the Great herself, which at times constituted over half of its content. After some controversy the publication ceased after sixteen months. "Long after it had ceased publication it was still cherished by the Russian intelligentsia as a landmark in Russian literature, and although Catherine wrote so much for its pages, it remained Dashkova's journal" (Ian Grey, Catherine the Great). This tenth issue contains the first publication of a humorous ode to immortality, "Khochu k bessmert'iu priiutit'sia", by Aleksandr S. Khvostov's (1753-1820) a Russian diplomat and official who was active as a tranlator and writer and a friend of Derzhavin. Bitovt 2038. KVK, OCLC show complete, or nearly complete, copies only at Columbia, Danish National Library, Harvard, NYPL, and Göttingen, and single volumes at Amherst, Urbana Champaign, and Wisconsin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Carte Phisique de la Mer Glaciale Arctique

      Paris: Louis Joseph Mondhare. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Page measures 9" x 12.5" Beautiful map of the Northern Hemisphere, showing the mythical Northwest Passage and Bay of the West. Great example of early North American exploration. Prepared circa 1783 by Nolin after the Phillipe Buache map of 1753. Published by Mondhare in "Atlas Général a l'usage des colleges et maisons d'education...", 1791. Minor toning along edges.

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