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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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        The Norwich Directory; or, Gentlemen and Tradesmens Assistant. Containing an alphabetical list of the principal inhabitants, their address, occupation and residence: the houses numbered. With the following tables, viz. Streets, Lanes, Markets, Churches, Meeting-houses, Gates, and public buildings. Court of Aldermen, Sheriffs, Common-council, Committees, and other City Officers. The Bishop's, Dean and Chapter's, Excise, and Stamp Offices. Court of Request, House and Window Tax, Land Tax, and Post-office. Bankers, Physicians, Surgeons, Attorneys, and Saturday merchants, &c. Coaches, Waggons, Inns, Coffee-houses, Carriers, Vessels, Post and Single-horse Chaises. Hospitals, Treasurers, Court of Guardians, and Charity Schools. Fairs in Norfolk,

      Norwich: printed and sold by W. Chase and Co. March 22 1783 - 8vo., folding engraved plan by T. Smith, (2) + vi + 5 - 52 + (2) + 59 - 73 + (7)pp., variable, but mostly light, damp-staining towards the end, a few corners dustmarked, well bound in the 20th century(1978) in quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered gilt. A good, well-bound copy. First edition. The first Norwich Directory> packed with relevant information. The final seven pages contain a Correct list of the Carriers.> [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A dissertation on the pernicious effects of gaming. Published, by appointment, as having gained a prize* (June 1783) in the University of Cambridge.

      Cambridge: printed by J. Archdeacon. for J. & J. Merrill in Cambridge; and for T. Cadell in the Strand London 1783 - 8vo., (4) + 100pp., tiny blank strip removed from upper margin of title (removing a signature? but nowhere near printed surface), contemporary tree calf gilt, a little wear to spine and joints but overall a very good crisp copy. First edition: very scarce. Apparently no copy in Goldsmiths, Kress, Black, Einaudi, Mattioli, Hollander, Masui or Cotton & Little. ESTC, however, locates copies at 7 UK libraries (3 of which in Cambridge) and 6 in N.America. [bound with], HEY, Richard> A dissertation on suicide. Published, by appointment, as having gained a prize* (May 1785) in the University of Cambridge.> Cambridge: printed by J. Archdeacon . for J. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge; T. Cadell, B. White, and G. & J. Wilkie, London. 1785. 8vo., (6) + 90pp., including the half-title. A very good crisp copy. First edition: very scarce. Two related dissertations by Richard Hey (1745-1835), the essayist and mathematician, the first a forensic examination of gambling and gamblers, the second a study of gambling's final 'pernicious effect', suicide. Hey's dissertation on gaming was the author's 'chief work' (R.E. Anderson, revised by Rebecca Mills in ODNB) and seems to be a remarkably insightful inspection of gambling in England in the latter part of the 18th century. And so, among much else, including, of course, Hey's graphic account of the destruction of the gambler's marriage, he paints a vivid portrait of the gambler's near-psychotic state. 'The exercise of the Gaming Table excites such passions as put a man off his guard and prepare him for taking offence at the most trivial matters. Eager and impatient to be shaking the box, to lay down, to take up money, to do he scarcely knows what; anxious for the fate of sums depending, which, accordingly as the dice decide, will make him a rich man or a poor one; elevated beyond the bounds of sober courage by a run of good luck, or made peevish by bad luck; preyed upon by suspicion of malpractice in those with whom he has associated himself, and stung with envy at the prizes carried off by the fortunate; - agitated and heated by such passions as these, he is ready to catch fire from the smallest spark; and having lost his self-command, he is not in a situation to extinguish the unmanageable flame. .'. * Hey was awarded a prize of 50 guineas for each. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        L'Art de Vérifier Les Dates Des Faits Historiques, Des Chartes, Des Chroniques, et Autres Anciens Monumens, Depuis La Naissance de Note-Seigneur, Tomes I & II

      Alexandre Jombert Jeune 1783-4, Paris - 2 vols.: xxiv, xli, [3], 88, 850; viii, 924 p. 39 cm. Missing volume 3. Title page vignettes. Fold-out genealogical chart in vol. I followed by a page head decoration. Full leather with gilt trim to edges. Raised bands and gilt trim to spines. Burgundy and black spine labels. Boards scuffed, corners worn, hinges cracked. Vol. I front board loosening and scuff on burgundy spine label. Bookplates for Lord Walsingham on front pastedowns. Dampstains to page bottoms in some sections including genealogical chart. Chart also has some grey marks. Front board loosening in vol. I. Title continues: "Par le moyen d'une Table Chronologiique, où l'on troube des Olympiades, les années de J. C., de l'Ere Julienne ou de Jules César, des Eres d'Alexandrie & de Constantinople, de l'Ere des Sélucides, de l'Ere Césaéenne d'Antioche, de l'Ere d'Espagne, de l'Ere des Martyrs, de l'Hégire; les Indictions, le Cycle Pascal, les Cycles Solaire &c Lunaire, le Terme Pascal, les Pâques, les Epactes, & la Chronologie des Eclipses; Avec Deux Calendriers perpétuels, le Glossaire des Dates, le Catalogue des Saints, le Calendrier des Juifs; la Chronologie historique du Nouveau Testament; celles des Conciles, des Papes, des quatre Patriarches d'Orient, des Empereurs romains, Grecs; des Rois des Huns, des Vandales, des Goths, des Lombards, des Bulgares, de Jérusalem, de Chypre; des Princes d'Antioche; des Comtes de Tripoli; des Rois des Parthes, des Perses, d'Arménie; des Califes, des Sultans d'Iconium, d'Alep, de Damas; des Empereurs Ottomans, des Schahs de Perse; des Grands Maîtres de malte, du Temple; de tous les Souverains de l'Europe; des Empereurs de la Chine, des Grands Feudataires de France, d'Allemagne, d'Italie; des Républiques de Venise, de Gênes, des Provinces-Unies, &c". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Couroupita Guianensis. Aublet. Boulet de Canon a cause de la figure et de la grosseur de son fruit.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1783. XXVI. 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 le 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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        Limodorum Lorrya. Nobis. La Lorry.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. Le Jardin d'Eden., 1783.. XXIII. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) 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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        La mem Plante que celle de la Planche precedente, mais representee en fleurs.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1783. XXVIII. 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 le 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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        Epidendrum Bouvartia. Nobis. La Bouvart.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. Le Jardin d'Eden., 1783.. XXIV. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) 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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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