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        Tableau et Révolutions des Colonies Angloises dans l'Amérique Septentrionale

      Paris, 1783, 2 vol. in 12, de 2ff. 272pp. & 2ff. 270pp., pl. veau porphyre époque, dos lisse orné, tr. marbrées, qq. rousseurs éparses sinon bel exemplaire. Première édition française parue après celle d'Amsterdam 1781. "Description politique, économique et démographique des colonies anglaises d'Amérique du Nord. Considérations sur le mariage, la population, la propriété, le luxe, l'intolérance, l'esclavage etc. « Le premier objet d'une peuplade naissante, est la subsistance et la population ; le second est la prospérité qui doit naître de ces deux sources » (II, 34). Les Etats bien gouvernés ont une marche naturelle et constante : « de l'agriculture principe de la population, ils 'élèvent aux arts de luxe ; et les arts de luxe nourrissent le commerce, enfant de l'industrie et père de la richesse » (I, 273)." INED 3751 - Quérard Fr. litt. VII, 475 - Sabin 68112 - Howes R.87 - Pas dans Kress ni Einaudi.

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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

      Paris, Barrois ; Londres et Paris, Barrois, 1783. 1783-1784, 1783-1784, in-12, 4 ouvrages reliés en un vol. de I. 74 pp.. et deux pl.. dépliantes ; II. 146 pp.. ; III. 94 pp.. ; IV. 100 pp., plein veau de l'époque, dos lisse entièrement orné, Éditions originales. Les ouvrages de Parmentier sont reliés à la fin du volume. 'Le moyen proposé' examine les différentes sortes de moutures et analyse les divers aspects du commerce des farines, ainsi que son utilité pour le gouvernement. 'La méthode facile' est un 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 : César Bucquet, 'Traité pratique de la conservation des grains, des farines, et des études domestiques' (in-8, Paris, Onfroy, Belin, 1783), avec deux planches dépliantes. Bucquet, qui publiait ce livre à la fin de sa vie, l'a dédié "Aux hommes" ; dans son 'Avertissement', il examine les quelques points sur lesquels ses opinions diffèrent de celles de Parmentier. On trouve à la suite les 'Observations sur la boulangerie' de Edme Béguillet, qui constituent la seconde partie du 'Traité pratique'. Bucquet s'en explique en tête de l'ouvrage, ajoutant que ces "Observations qu'on va lire sont d'une main & d'un style différent de ce qu'on a lu jusqu'ici." L'approbation royale est au dernier feuillet de ces 'Observations' et porte sur le 'Traité pratique'. Bucquet ajoute qu' "ayant fait tirer un certain nombre d'exemplaires du 'Traité' ... pour être vendus séparément & à part des 'Observations', [il n'a pu se] dispenser de toucher dans la première partie certains objets qui auront lieu encore dans la seconde". Ces 'Observations' étaient l'un des derniers ouvrages de Béguillet, ancien meunier de l'Hôpital général de Paris, 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

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        Dissertations Moral and Critical

      

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        Description des expériences de la Machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier [et] Première suite de la description des expériences aérostatiques de MM. de Montgolfier

      Paris, Cuchet, 1783. 1783 et 1784, 1783 et 1784, in-8, 2 vol. de I. front, XL, 299, (3), (4)pp, 8pl. et 1tabl. ; II. front, 368, (1), et 4 pl, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, Edition originale, complète, du premier ouvrage sur l'aérostation en ballon. Le naturiste et géologue dauphinois Faujas de Saint-Fond soutenait financièrement les recherches de ses compatriotes, les papetiers d'Annonay Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, 1740-1810, et son frère Etienne-Jacques, 1745-1799. Se fondant sur les expériences de Cavendish et après lecture de l'ouvrage de Priestley sur l'air chaud, ceux-ci remplissaient, pour leurs expériences aérostatiques, des sacs de papier d'air chauffé et les expériences menées en 1783 tant par les frères Montgolfier, dont le premier ballon s'était élevé d'Annonay en juin, suivi d'un ballon portant des animaux de ferme, en septembre, et finalement du ballon sur lequel avaient pris place, en novembre. Pilastre de Rozier et le marquis d'Arlande, que par leur concurrent, J.A.C. Charles, qui, de son côté, avait mis au point un ballon à hydrogène. L'illustration comporte, dans le premier volume, 9 planches à l'eau-forte, dont 4 dues au graveur Sellier, la troisième à Bertault et la cinquième, placée en frontispice, gravée par Nicolas de Launay d'àpres le chevalier Etienne de Lorimier. Le second volume est illustré de 5 planches gravées par Delaunay ou Sellier sur des dessins exécutés d'après nature pal le chevalier de Lorimier ; la première d'entre elles offre une sensationnelle "vue de Paris prise depuis la terrasse de Benjamin Franklin, à Passi." Le premier volume contient le Supplément donnant le procès-verbal du premier vol humain, réussi par le marquis d'Arlandes et Pilâtre de Rozier, un mois après leur expérience. Leur ballon aérostatique avait quitté la pelouse du château de La Muette, à l'ouest de Paris, pour atterrir vingt-cinq minutes plus tard à la Butte-aux-Cailles, alors en pleine campagne au sud-ouest de la capitale, parcourant ainsi près de huit kilomètres à trois mille pieds, soit environ mille mètres de hauteur. L'expérience fut attestée notamment par le duc de Polignac, Faujas de Saint-Fond et Benjamin Franklin ; celui-ci demeurait alors à Passy, tout près de la Muette. Le second volume décrit les voyages aérostatiques de La Muette, des Tuileries, du Champs de Mars, de Lyon, de Milan, etc, et contient différents mémoires des aéronautes sur la façon de diriger les aérostats, sur la dilatation de l'air et la façon d'augmenter ou de diminuer la chaleur, sur la manière d'obtenir de l'air inflammable et les moyens de remplir un globe ainsi qu'un mémoire sur la gomme élastique ou caoutchouc. On trouve, à la fin, le jugement de l'Académie royale des sciences, signé par Condorcet, donnant à l'ouvrage le privilège de l'Académie, indiquant que ce livre est "d'autant plus curieux, qu'il rend compte des premiers essais, où l'on a vu des hommes transportés dans l'atmosphère, avec le succès le plus heureux ..." on y trouve "beaucoup de Lettres & de Mémoires particuliers sur la théorie des Machines aérostatiques & sur les moyens de les perfectionner." Il y a également un 'Mémoire sur le Caoutchouc ou gomme élastique, qui fait espérer qu'on pourra bientôt imiter de bien près cette manière singulière par des substances beaucoup moins rares et susceptibles de composer des vernis également parfaits. - Joint, une quittance de 100 francs, signée par Pierre-François Montgolfier, le fils de l'aéronaute Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, datée de Paris, 16 septembre 1800. Les reliures de deux volumes, strictement contemporaines, présentent des différences

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        Description géométrique de la France.

      Paris, Desaint, 1783. ____ Première édition. César-François Cassini de Thury (1714-1784), "Cassini III" dans cette longue dynastie de grands scientifiques est célèbre pour ses travaux de cartographie; il est l'auteur de la première carte moderne de la France. Celle de cet ouvrage, mesure 62 x 69 cm. Petits défauts à la reliure, accroc à la coiffe inférieure, assez bon exemplaire, aux armes portant quatre coquilles, non identifiées. *****. In-4. Collation : 207, (3) pp. et une carte dépliante. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, armes dorées au centre des plats. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Marienplatz von der Südostseite.

      - Kol. Lithographie n. Samuel Prout (1783 - 1852) aus Facsimiles of Sketches made in Flanders and Germany b. C. Hullmandel, London, 1833, 28,5 x 42 cm Blatt 39 aus insgesamt fünfzig Ansichten. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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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 der Leibarzt Lancisi des Papstes Clemens XI. konnte sie 1714 erstmals veröffentlichen. - Gering berieben. Schönes, nur wenig fleckiges Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité du charbon ou anthrax dans les animaux. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1782. 8vo. With woodcut crowned French royal coat of arms on title-page and a woodcut headpiece (signed "B."). 19th-century(?) half tanned, mottled sheepskin.

      Blake, p. 83; Mennessier de la Lance I, p.243; cf. Wellcome II, p. 321 (1783 ed.). Second, considerably enlarged edition of a work on veterinary medicine dealing with the livestock disease anthrax or splenic fever, by the French veterinarian Philibert Chabert (1737-1814), director and general inspector of the school of veterinary medicine. In this treatise Chabert warns of the deplorable hygienic conditions in which many farm animals live and tries to illuminate the causes of the epidemics that decimated French livestock in the eighteenth-century. It discusses not only sheep, cattle and horses, but even dogs (the first paragraph already notes that it attacks "animaux domestiques"). In very good condition, with only occasional minor foxing. An interesting treatise on anthrax.

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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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        Cométographie ou traité historique et théorique des comètes.

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1783. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two volumes. Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1783-1784. 4to (247 x 192 mm). xii, 630, [2] pp., 1 engraved plate; viii, 518 pp., 6 engraveed plates. Woodcut headpieces and numerous letterpress tables in text, errata leaf bound at end of vol. I. Contemporary full calf, spines with 5 raised bands each, gilt-tooled in compartments and with gilt-lettered label (extremities worn, spine ends chipped, corners scuffed and bumped, hinges of vol. I starting but cords holding, hinges of vol. II partly cracked, remnant of paper label to vol. I), marbled endpapers, red-dyed edges. Text clean with only minor spotting and browning, titles little browned in margins and with erased stamps and paper slip pasted over old signature. Very good copy. ----Honeyman 2484 ; Nouv. Biogr. Génér. 40, 269/70 - FIRST EDITION, of Pingré's monumental Cométographie, one of the most important books on the subject, still recommended as a source for cometary studies in the 1950s. "Pingré's most important work" (Honeyman) deals with the phenomenon of comets from a historic, astronomic and mathematical perspective. Divided in four parts, it examines the history of astronomy in the first, beginning with an account of Babylonian and Egyptian science. In the following section a thorough catalogue of all comets observed since antiquity is given, which still constitutes a major source of information. The third part deals with theories on the nature of comets and their potential physical effects on the life on earth, while the final section discusses methods for the computation of cometary orbits. Pingré (died 1795) was a famous French astronomer who participated in several scientific voyages, and he was the first to make good observations of VENUS. He was for some time chancellor of Paris University and also librarian of Sainte-Géneviève. This is his principal work and copies have become VERY RARE. Very Good.

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        Catalogue des Livres en très petit Nombre qui composent la Bibliotheque de M. Mérard de S. Just, Ancien Maître-d'Hôtel de Monsieur, frere du Roi

      1783. 2 p.l., 164, 5 pp. 12mo, early 19th-cent. half-calf & marbled boards (short crack at foot of upper joint), flat spine nicely gilt. Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'Ainé, 1783. Limited to 25 copies only, finely printed by Didot on Annonay paper; this is one of the rarest and oddest of all private library catalogues.Mérard (1749-1812), man of letters, was born into a family of great wealth and, for a number of years, was in charge of the residence of the future Louis XIII. After retiring from his public duties in 1782, he concentrated on his growing collection of books and on commissioning editions printed in severely limited numbers. Guigard wrote (Vol. II, p. 351): "Sans l'amour des livres, Mérard de Saint-Just serait complètement oublié." There is much truth in this but the catalogue is a fascinating and rare document which keeps Mérard's name alive in the world of bibliophily. The catalogue is an odd combination of books which were present in his library, books no longer in his library, and books which he desired for his library (including some books which could be imaginary; see below). His collection was not large but fine. Mérard did not have the taste for editio princeps (except for Aldines) but preferred the best editions with careful editing. The catalogue describes 513 items, each with details regarding binding and prices paid. In the Preface, which alone would justify reprinting for his extraordinary views on book collectors, and in his concluding remarks on pp. 161-163, he sets out his main interests, foremost among them fine bindings, listing eight binders whose works he had acquired or himself commissioned: Padeloup, Laferté, Derome le Jeune, Chamean, Chaumont, Roger Payne and Baumgarten. He enumerates sixteen sales at which he acquired books, including those of the Pompadour, Boze, Gaignat, Gouttard, Mac Carthy Reagh, and 'Mylord Keri' (i.e. Ker, Duke of Roxburghe) collections. His catalogue is the first in which the binders of the books, whenever known, are mentioned. Mérard has been accused of including in his catalogue the description of books which never existed or which he never owned, but Escoffier convincingly defends him against that charge, though Barbier shows that six of his own works, described as printed editions, were, in fact, in MS. Mérard suffered two major losses from his library which he recounts in this catalogue. During an absence, the pipes in the kitchen leaked, causing serious water damage to the library room below, irreparably destroying 200 of his most precious books. Then, on the 12th of December 1782, the English navy seized a French boat which was carrying 1000 books of Mérard's - considered by Guigard to be the cream of his collection - which he had sent to a friend in America (why he had sent them he never explained). These volumes were never recovered. A very fine copy. This copy has the five extra pages at end (often missing) which contain a description of one of the books in the catalogue, the Des Pierres Précieuses of Dutens. This was the first book printed by Didot l'ainé. With the 19th-century bookplate of Baron du Charmel. ❧ Brunet, III, 1643. Guigard, II, pp. 351-52. Houghton Library, Bibliotheca Chimaerica (1962), p. 7. Peignot, p. 113-"assez recherché à cause de sa rareté." Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 92.

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        RICHARD EARLOM (1742 - 1822). "A Game Market". Blick auf einen übervoller Marktstand mit Wild, darunter u.a. ein Eberkopf, Schwan, Reh, Enten, Hühner usw. Links der Händler mit einem Pfau auf dem Arm. Unten Inschrift und Wappen.

      - Schabkunstblatt von R. Earlom und Jan Boeckhorst nach Frans Snyders bei John Boydell, dat. 1783, 36 x 57 cm. Nagler Bd. IV, S. 245: "Der grösste Schabkünstler Englands". Earlom "bereitete seine Platte mit einer höchst einzähnigen Wiege zu, daher boten sie in den dunklen Stellen den feinsten Sammt dar, warfen aber aus derselben Ursache auch nur eine geringe Anzahl von Abdrücken ab". - Aus der bekannten Folge: "Die vier Märkte". - In den Rändern nur minimal gebräunt, der Plattenrand verso teils hinterlegt.

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        L'Homme Noir ou Le Spléen, Comédie en Deux actes et en Prose, représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, le 2 juin 1783 [ Suivi de : ] Le Conteur, ou Les Deux Postes, Comédie en Trois actes en Prose Par Picard [ Suivi de : ] Le Siège de Pontoise ou L'Arrivée de Charles VII à l'Abbaye de Maubuisson, en 1441, Comédie en quatre actes, représentée en ladite ville le 20 ventôse an VIII, par le C. L.-D.-C. Gueriteau [ Suivi de : ] René le Sage ou C'est bien la Turcaret, Comédie en un Acte, en Prose et en Vaudevilles, des Citoyens Barré, Radet, Deschamps, D**, Représentée, pour la première fois, sur le théâtre du Vaudeville, le 5 germinal an 10 [ Suivi de : ] Deux Mots, ou Une nuit dans la Forêt, Comédie en un acte et en prose, Paroles de M. Marsollier, Musique de M. Dalayrac, représentée pour la première fois à Paris sur le Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique le 9 Juin 1806 [ Suivi de : ] La Mort d'Adam et son Apothéose, Tragédie Lyrique, en Trois Actes, représentée pour la première fois sur le Théâtre de l'Académie Impériale de Musique, le vendredi 17 mars 1809 [ Suivi de : ] La Jeunesse de Préville, ou Les Comédiens de Campagne, Comédie en un Acte, Mêlée de Vaudevilles, par MM** Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théatre du Vaudeville, le 18 Mai 1809 [ Suivi de : ] La Revanche, Comédie en trois actes, en Prose, par MM***, représentée pour la première fois, sur le Théatre Français, par les Comédiens de S.M. l'Empereur et le Roi, le 15 Juillet 1809, [ Suivi de : ] Une Soirée d'Auberge, Comédie en un Acte, mêlée de Vaudevilles, par Messieurs***... ***...

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

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        The Chirurgical Works of Percivall Pott, F R S and Surgeon to St Bartholomew's Hospital A New Edition, with Additions, in Three Volumes

      London: T. Lowndes, et al., 1783. Attractive copy of this notable surgeon's works. Recently rebound in quarter red calf over patterned boards, gilt titling. Functional not fancy binding. Three volume set, complete; viii, [1]-502; iv, [1]-532; iv, [3]-481, [30] pages; the last text leaf in volume one is a facsimile; apparently (based on pagination) missing the first chapter title leaf in volume three. Six copperplate engravings, one folding, in volume one; four plates, two folding, in volume two; eight plates in volume three, which also includes an index to the set. Pages are a bit browned but not brittle; there is some staining and foxing present; a few leaves are dog-eared, volume two has a few marginal pencil lines. . Quarter Leather. Very Good. 5½" by 8½". Set.

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        A practical treatise on chimneys.

      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.Publisher: Edinburgh: printed for C. Elliot. Sold, at London, by T. Cadell.Year: 1783Edition: A very scarce edition, ESTC recording copies at only 4 libraries: BL + NLS + Un. of Delaware + Niedersachsische Staats-Bibliothek.

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        Histoire généalogique des branches de la maison de Béthune, existantes en Flandre et en Artois, et connues pendant plusieurs siecles sous le nom de Desplanques [...]

      - S.n., à Paris 1783, petit in-folio (23x37,5cm), iv, ix, 162 (2) (2) 269p., relié. - Edizione originale Rare, e unica edizione di questo libro. Illustrato con numerosi tavoli, un grande piatto di piegatura raffigurante la genealogia blasonate Desplanques, figure blasone in-text e caratteristica notevole di questo libro, 15 ritratti medaglioni "in physionotrace" (processo inventato da Louis Christian e sviluppato da Edme Quenedey nel tipo di lavaggio incisione che ha lasciato le loro firme sui ritratti con la data e il luogo di realizzazione). Nota anche la presenza di un ulteriore 4 pagine con una tavola blasonate su carta fine blu. Mezza pelle di pecora biondo po 'più tardi. Smooth posteriore decorata con 4 ferri e rulli. Gilt. Testa con la mancanza di una lacrima. Fogli Restauro 3 e 4 margini, a causa di umidità. Bordi esterni e inferiori con strappi. Armi di ex libris 19: ex biblioteca del castello di Plessis-Brion. E l'annuncio di avvertimento, circa l'autore non è quello di stabilire la storia della casa di Bethune, già scritta da Du Chesne, ma di dimostrare per tutte le prove a sua disposizione che Desplanques i discendenti diretti di Robert the Bruce, Lord di Bethune, il primo rappresentante della filiale 970 casa ducale e principesca di Bethune è una delle più antiche e illustri case di Francia e dell'Europa.; la maggior parte dei principi d'Europa sono affiliati, oltre a quelli appositamente la casa di Francia; il suo rappresentante più famoso fu il duca di Sully. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare, et unique édition de cet ouvrage. Illustrée de nombreux tableaux, d'une grande planche dépliante figurant la généalogie blasonnée des Desplanques, des figures de blason in-texte, et particularité notable de ce livre, 15 portraits en médaillon "au physionotrace" (procédé inventé par Louis Chrétien et developpé par Edmé Quenedey dans le genre de la gravure au lavis dont on retrouve les signatures au bas des portraits avec la date et le lieu de leur réalisation). On notera également la présence d'un supplément de 4 pages avec une planche de blasons sur papier fin bleuté. Reliure en demi basane blonde légèrement postérieure. Dos lisse orné de 4 fers et de roulettes. Titre doré. Un accroc en tête avec manque. Restauration feuillets 3 et 4 en marge, en raison d'une mouillure. Bordures externe et basse avec accrocs. Ex-libris aux armes du XIXe : ancienne bibliothèque du château du Plessis-Brion. Ainsi que l'annonce l'avertissement, le propos de l'auteur n'est pas d'établir l'histoire de la maison de Bethune, déjà rédigée par Du Chesne, mais de démontrer par toutes les preuves à sa disposition que les Desplanques descendent directement de Robert Ier, seigneur de Bethune, le premier représentant de la branche en 970. La maison ducale et princière de Béthune compte parmi les plus anciennes et illustres maisons de France et d'Europe ; la plupart des princes d'Europe lui sont affiliés, sans compter ceux spécialement de la maison de France ; son plus célèbre représentant fut le duc de Sully.

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

      Paris, hôtel Serpente, 1783, in 8°, de VIII-208pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, premier et dernier feuillet lég. bruni sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale. Pendant son séjour à Lisbonne, il y fait ses premières observation du basalte, un "produit du feu" jugera-t-il. Il posera la question de la relation entre volcans et tremblements de terre. Il écrit à Faujas de Saint-Fond sur ce sujet des lettres que ce dernier publiera dans ses "Recherches sur les volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velais". En 1781, il se rend en Italie, où il étudie l'Etna, le Stromboli et le Vulcano. Il publie ses travaux en 1783 dans "Voyage aux îles de Lipari" et en 1784 dans "Mémoire sur les volcans éteints du Val di Noto en Sicile". Dolomieu est le premier à supposer l'existence de masses ignées profondes à l'origine des volcans et le refroidissement de la croûte terrestre à la surface du Globe. Aidé dans ses travaux de géologie par Nicolas de Saussure, il décrit plusieurs minéraux comme l'analcime, le psilomélane, le béryl, l'émeraude, la celestite et même l'anthracite. ¶ DSB IV. 149 "Dolomieu ... acquired a reputation as one of the most astute geologists ... He was known primarily for his studies of volcanic substances and regions; among his related interests were earthquakes, the structure of mountain ranges, the classification of rocks, and the fashion in which chemical and mineralogical studies could be applied to historical interpretation of the earth"

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        L'isle inconnue, ou mémoires du Chevalier Des Gastines

      first edition, rare, Chez Moutard A Paris 1783 In-12 (9,5x16,5cm) (4) xvj, 296pp. et (4) 278pp. et (4) 303pp. et (4) 317pp. (3) 4 volumes reliés

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        Voyage littéraire de la Grèce, ou Lettres sur les Grecs, anciens et modernes, avec un parallèle de leurs moeurs

      - Chez la veuve Duchesne, Paris 1783, in-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) viij ; 527pp. et (4) 382pp. et (4) 373pp. et (4) 240pp. [mal pag. 140pp.], 4 volumes reliés. - Terza edizione illustrata del 10 tavole incassate con un frontespizio da Dalbou HOUEL, 5 schede inserto Laurent secondo Favray e 4 schede inserto pieghevole Laurent secondo Massit. I primi tre volumi contengono tutte le lettere della Grecia, l'ultimo contiene altri opuscoli autore: Saggi sulla Elegie di Tibullo (seguita dalla traduzione di quest'ultimo), Le Stagioni Poesie e luce. Molte fasce floreali e cul-de-lamp (cesti di fiori, garofani ...). Plein bionda in marmo di vitello al momento. Torna liscia decorata con parti di titolo e il numero del volume di marocchino verde, piccoli gioielli d'oro floreali e un pizzo coda dorata. Oro Triple cornici in piano. Tutti marmorizzato. Coperchio della testa del primo volume livellato. Alcune wormholes sul retro del secondo e del terzo volume. Slit mascelle di coda sul primo volume. Sei Angoli smussati. Graffi. Alcuni azzurro chiaro, foxing angolare. Lavorare a scapito di tutto il basso a destra del terzo volume. Bellissimo aspetto della exemplaire.Plus più ampio del titolo sembra, letteraria Viaggi Grecia contiene informazioni dettagliate sui Turchi, Armeni e le loro maniere, e naturalmente il popolo greco. Le lettere sono opera di un commerciante residente in Costantinopoli, Sir Ragazzi, indirizzati a un amante dell'arte, Bourlat di Montredont. Profondamente innamorato della letteratura e della ricerca sul mondo antico educato, la descrizione dell'autore della Grecia, i suoi usi e costumi, trae il suo materiale dagli scrittori dell'antichità stabilendo un parallelo costante con la Grecia moderno, mostrando quanto essa trova tutta la letteratura greca. Ogni lettera si riferisce ad un argomento, molti sono destinati per l'arte, ma un po 'attenzione più specifica su mobili, gioielli, trucco, feste, convegni, bagni, architettura, e, naturalmente, un campo interessante in particolare l'autore: commercio e la navigazione. Alcune lettere sono aggiunte, e il processo utilizza i Turchi, Ebrei ambizioso ... un uomo radicato nella realtà del suo tempo (e che ha trascorso oltre 30 anni nel Levante) Progetto, Il Viaggio della letteratura Grecia pietra miliare nella Grecia moderna, mentre l'eredità di antichi e moderni greci reso gli eredi diretti, i discendenti degli antichi greci. L'autore ribadisce l'interesse del viaggio in Grecia. Prima che la lettera è uno dei primi lavori di antropologia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième édition illustrée de 10 planches hors-texte dont un frontispice de Dalbou d'après Hoüel, 5 planches hors-texte de Laurent d'après Favray et 4 planches hors-texte dépliantes de Laurent d'après Massit. Les trois premiers volumes contiennent toutes les lettres sur la Grèce, le dernier renferme d'autre opuscules de l'auteur : Essais sur les Elégies de Tibulle (suivis de la traduction de ces dernières), Les Saisons et Poésies légères. Nombreux bandeaux et culs-de-lampe floraux (corbeilles de fleurs,

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        Dissertations moral and critical.

      4to., x + (16) + 655 + (1)pp., including the half title, intermittent very minor foxing, contemporary tree calf gilt, neatly rebacked to match retaining original label. A very good copy indeed with the late 19th century armorial bookplate of the Oldhams* of Doverdale in Worcestershire (probably that of the Rev. James Oldham who died in 1892).Publisher: London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell; and W. Creech at Edinburgh.Year: 1783Edition: First edition. Jessop p.99. Chuo III, 28. Alston III, 357.

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        On the Proper Motion of the Sun and Solar System.

      London: Lockyer Davis, and Peter Elmsly, 1783. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 73 (1783), part II, pp. 247-283, 3 engraved folding plates by James Basire. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1783. 4to (275 x 214 mm). Entire volume, two parts, vii [1], 1-246, vii [1]; iv, 247-310, *303-*370, 311-501, [3] pp. and 10 plates. Title pages to both parts, the first with engraved vignette, errata bound at end. Later half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine with gilt-lettered red morocco label, additional lettering and some ruling in gilt (little wear to extremities, light rubbing, upper joint cracked at top). Text and plates little browned in margins and with scattered light foxing (stronger to general title), 4 plates (not belonging to Herschel's paper) cropped at bottom. Provenance: (ownership inscription to front flyleaf). ----PMM 227; Norman 1059. FIRST EDITION. In this celebrated paper, one of his earliest contributions to the Royal Society, Herschel demonstrated his discovery of the movement of the sun and of the entire solar system with it. "Herschel analyzed the individual motions of a small number of stars, showing that most of their observed motions were actually the result of the movement of our solar system through space." (Norman). Very Good.

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        ORACION FUNEBRE QUE EN LAS SOLEMNES EXEQUIAS DE LA R.M. MARIA ANTONIA DE SAN JOSEPH LARREA, ARISPE, DE LOS REYES: QUATRO VECES MINISTRA EN EL MONASTERIO DE TRINITARIAS DESCALZAS DE ESTA CIUDAD DE LIMA.

      Lima: En la Imprenta de los Huerfanos, 1783. - [116],144pp. Small quarto. Contemporary vellum, printed paper label. Ex- lib. ink stamp on titlepage, covered over with white out. Some light scattered foxing. Very good. Funerary work for Maria Antonio de San Josepha (1718-81), which includes a labyrinth poem in the shape of a cross, printed in black, red, and green. Only six copies on OCLC. MEDINA (LIMA) 1542. VARGAS UGARTE 2321. PALAU 39594. OCLC 77630191, 166611610, 55238516.

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        Abhandlung über die Natur und Eigenschaften der Lufft und der übrigen beständig elastischen Materien nebst einer Einleitung in die Chemie. Aus dem Englischen übers.

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1783 - 4 Bll., 758 S., 8 Bll. 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Tabelle Erste deutsche Ausgabe des "Treatise on the Nature and Properties of Air". - Ferchl 89. DSB III, 153 (zur englischen Original-Ausgabe von 1781): "(Tiberius) Cavallo switched his attention to the physics of the atmosphere and to the constitution of `permanently elastic fluids.` Again his strengths appeared in instrumentation -- an improved air pump and a modified eudiometer - and in smoothing the way for others. This time his course of self-instruction . was a judicious examination of contemporary work, particularly Priestley`s, presented from a nondogmatic phlogistic point of view. He always retained a lively interest in pneumatic physics and chemistry, whose applications to ballooning and to medicine became subjects of two later books". - Gebräunt und fleckig. Einige Bll. etw. knitterfaltig, Buchblock leicht angebrochen. Hinterer Vorsatz mit hs. Namen. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 8°. HPgmt. der Zeit mit Rückenschild (bestoßen und beschabt, Rücknschild etw. abgesplittert). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DOMESDAY BOOK, Seu Liber Censualis Willelmi Primi Regis Angliae [Together with an updated Index to the Domesday Book] A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO DOMESDAY BOOK[six volumes]

      London, 1783-1816: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers. Hard Cover. Folio ( 12" X 18 ½"). The first four volumes are as follows; Vol. #1-382 leaves, Vol. #2-450pp.,Vol. #3- 570pp. (index vol.), Vol. #4-635pp. (supplement vol.). All are handsomely bound in 19th century ¾ calf over marbled boards, raised bands with contrasting red morocco labels gilt. Joints of two volumes expertly repaired; an exceptionally nice set and quite scarce as such. There are 26 blank leaves in volume one with a few leaves containing portions of text or text on the verso. It would appear that these leaves were left blank for illustrations which evidently never took place, perhaps because of the cost and manpower it would take to make it possible. [The projected cost and labor is noted in volume 3]. It does contain the later inserted title pages and contents leaves and, the four facsimile leaves are present in the last volume (the supplement), two displaying hand coloring. The first two volumes are printed on hand-made laid paper watermarked "J. Whatman" and coat-of-arms with the King's Initials "GR". The last two volumes printed on hand-made wove paper by Balston & C. all uncut and wide margined. The last page [cvii] of the general introduction of the third volume states: "It was not however till after 1770 that the work was actually commenced. It was completed early in 1783, having been ten years in passing through the press. The type with which it was executed was destroyed in the fire which consumed Mr. Nichols' printing-office in the month of February 1808." The book itself was proposed by Mr. John Nichols, and executed by Mr. Joseph Jackson and printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan. While title pages were added later and dated 1816, printed on the last page of volume three is the printers' names and date1811 and volume four is dated 1816. The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The Domesday Book project was a major undertaking employing many transcribers of the manuscripts and type makers to design the special type used. It is one of the most ancient records of England and represents an amazing accomplishment. It is the Register from which judgment was to be given upon the value, tenure, and services of the land. Another point on which the Domesday Survey throws considerable light, is the history of the ancient Castles which William erected everywhere. By the completion of this survey, the King acquired an exact knowledge of the possessions of the crown. It afforded him names of the land holders, and the means of ascertaining the military strength of the country. It also pointed out the possibility of increasing the revenue in some cases, and of lessening the demands of the tax collectors in others. The Domesday Book also left exact records behind which give historians today much data about Norman English life and the first appearance of English names. At the end of the introduction to volume four pertaining to the "Bolden Book", is a section considered to be the most important work of the supplement; it is from the Laud MSS. 542. Contained herein is a manuscript note stating; "This account of the 'Bolden Book' was written by me; I also transcribed MS. Laud, collated it with the others & prepared the whole for the press as it appeared in that volume. [signed] Adam Clarke. Adam Clarke was a noted commentator and theological writer who lived in London after 1805. He wrote English translations and new editions of other men's books, a bibliographical dictionary in six volumes and many other very important works during his lifetime. He was also a member of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Our only reasoning for this note is the fact that while Clarke transcribed the Laud MS. his name was not acknowledged as the transcriber and does not appear within the text. Only those either of high office or directly involved in its publication had their names included. [see DNB, Vol iv, p. 413] Provenance: Hudson Gurney of Keswick (1775-1864) his book with his signature on the front free endpaper of the first volume.

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        Beyträge zur nähern Kenntniss des Schweizerlandes.

      Zürich, Fuessly, 1783-1787. ____ Première édition. Publié en 5 fascicules en 5 ans, l'ouvrage est très rare complet. "A 18 ans, Hans Rudolf Schinz (1745-1790) avait déjà parcouru, en grande partie à pieds, le tour de la Confédération. Dans les années 1770-1772 il eut l'occasion de traverser de long en large les bailliages italiens, emportant avec lui des listes de questions, dans l'intention de faire des enquêtes, de récolter des données et des observations minutieuses dans tous les domaines (géographique, géologique, naturaliste, économique, social, politique, religieux, etc.) non pas en tant que spécialiste, comme il le précisait, mais avec l'incontestable mérite de collectionner des données originales, uniques et irremplaçables, qui devinrent ensuite les Beyträge zur näheren Kenntniss des Schweizerlandes." (Museo Onsernonese) Illustré par une grande carte de Lugano et Mendrisio, une grande carte de la Valle Leventina et 5 planches gravées dont une jolie vue de bucherons au travail. Un sixième cahier a été publié en 1791 sous le titre de 'Neue Beyträge...'. L'auteur en était Heinrich von Orell. Exemplaire non relié, tel que sorti de l'imprimerie, conservé dans une boîte.*****. 5 parties in-12. Collation : 750 pp., 5 planches, 2 cartes. En feuilles, tel que paru.

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        Summary and free reflections,

      8vo., xvii + (1) + 115 + (1) + 142 - 178pp., well bound in recent old-style half calf gilt over marbled boards with the original label re-used, with two or three very small old inkstamps of Leyton Public Library, else a very good crisp copy. [For further notes, including a note on collation, see below]. [bound with], An endeavour to prove that reason is alone sufficient to the firm establishment of religion, which must on principles of faith be ever precarious. Chelmsford: printed by W. Clachar, S. Gray, and Co. 1788. 8vo., 31 + (1) + 64pp. [bound with], A physical enquiry into the powers and properties of spirit, and, how far by analogical inferences resulting from experimental and natural phoenomena, the human intellect may be enabled to attain to any rational conception of omnipotence. Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1787. 8vo., vi + 82pp. [bound with], A postscript to the physical enquiry into the powers and properties of spirit, &c. Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1787. 8vo., 6 + (4) + 7 - 34pp. [bound with], A free enquiry into the enormous increase of attornies, with some serious reflections on the abuse of our excellent laws: By an unfeigned admirer of genuine British jurisprudence. And a Postscript, in which the reform of our Parliamentary Constituency is again considered, by the Original Proposer of that Interesting Measure. Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1785. 8vo., iv + 68pp.Publisher: Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Frost, and Gray; for the author.Year: [1783]*Edition:

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        DOMESDAY BOOK, Seu Liber Censualis Willelmi Primi Regis Angliae [Together with an updated Index to the Domesday Book] A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO DOMESDAY BOOK[six volumes]

      George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers, London, 1783-1816 - Folio ( 12" X 18 ½"). The first four volumes are as follows; Vol. #1-382 leaves, Vol. #2-450pp.,Vol. #3- 570pp. (index vol.), Vol. #4-635pp. (supplement vol.). All are handsomely bound in 19th century ¾ calf over marbled boards, raised bands with contrasting red morocco labels gilt. Joints of two volumes expertly repaired; an exceptionally nice set and quite scarce as such. There are 26 blank leaves in volume one with a few leaves containing portions of text or text on the verso. It would appear that these leaves were left blank for illustrations which evidently never took place, perhaps because of the cost and manpower it would take to make it possible. [The projected cost and labor is noted in volume 3]. It does contain the later inserted title pages and contents leaves and, the four facsimile leaves are present in the last volume (the supplement), two displaying hand coloring. The first two volumes are printed on hand-made laid paper watermarked "J. Whatman" and coat-of-arms with the King's Initials "GR". The last two volumes printed on hand-made wove paper by Balston & C. all uncut and wide margined. The last page [cvii] of the general introduction of the third volume states: "It was not however till after 1770 that the work was actually commenced. It was completed early in 1783, having been ten years in passing through the press. The type with which it was executed was destroyed in the fire which consumed Mr. Nichols' printing-office in the month of February 1808." The book itself was proposed by Mr. John Nichols, and executed by Mr. Joseph Jackson and printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan. While title pages were added later and dated 1816, printed on the last page of volume three is the printers' names and date1811 and volume four is dated 1816. The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The Domesday Book project was a major undertaking employing many transcribers of the manuscripts and type makers to design the special type used. It is one of the most ancient records of England and represents an amazing accomplishment. It is the Register from which judgment was to be given upon the value, tenure, and services of the land. Another point on which the Domesday Survey throws considerable light, is the history of the ancient Castles which William erected everywhere. By the completion of this survey, the King acquired an exact knowledge of the possessions of the crown. It afforded him names of the land holders, and the means of ascertaining the military strength of the country. It also pointed out the possibility of increasing the revenue in some cases, and of lessening the demands of the tax collectors in others. The Domesday Book also left exact records behind which give historians today much data about Norman English life and the first appearance of English names. At the end of the introduction to volume four pertaining to the "Bolden Book", is a section considered to be the most important work of the supplement; it is from the Laud MSS. 542. Contained herein is a manuscript note stating; "This account of the 'Bolden Book' was written by me; I also transcribed MS. Laud, collated it with the others & prepared the whole for the press as it appeared in that volume. [signed] Adam Clarke. Adam Clarke was a noted commentator and theological writer who lived in London after 1805. He wrote English translations and new editions of other men's books, a bibliographical dictionary in six volumes and many other very important works during his lifetime. He was also a member of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Our only reasoning for this note is the fact that while Clarke transcribed the Laud MS. his name was not acknowledged as the transcriber and does not appear within the text. Only those either of high office or directly involved in its publication had their names included. [see DNB, Vol iv, p. 413] Provenance: Hudson Gurney of Keswick (1775-1864) his book with [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Doctrina de morbis oculorum [Ensemble] Bromatologia seu doctrina de esculentis et potulentis

      The two works are both second editions, but with the same date as the first, so some consider them second impressions.Contemporary half brown sheep, vellum corners. Spine with four decorative tools and roulettes. Beige sheep title label. Head-piece worn. Rudolph Graffer Vienne 1783 - 1784 In-8 (12,5x20,5cm) 236pp. (3) ; 428pp. (12) relié

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        Dernier Voyage du Capitain Cook autour du Mondeandnbspou se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort

      

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        An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage performed by Captain Cook

      

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        Relación Del Último Viage Al Estrecho De Magdallanes De La Fragata De S. M. Santa María De La Cabeza En Los Años De 1785 Y 1786. [WITH:] .Apendice A La Relación Del Viage Al Magallanes De La Fragata De Guerra Santa María De La Cabeza, Que Contiene

      Madrid: Por la Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Companía, 1783-1788. 2 volumes. [3]+xvi-359 pages with engraved frontispiece portrait of Magellan by Ferdinand, 4 folding tables and 3 folding maps. Appendice: [ii]+97 pages with one folding table and one folding map. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7 1/2") bound in full leather red and black labels to spine in gilt lettering. (Palau 352514 & 352515; Sabin 16765) First edition.The official Spanish documentation of the scientific voyage of the frigate St. Maria de la Cabeza to the Straits of Madellan, the gateway to the Pacific. The expedition served the purpose of gathering scientific and hydrographic information and typified the efforts Spain was making to stimulate research and exploration in her colonies. The second half of the relacionchronicles the historic voyages through the straits, from Magellan and Drake to Bougainville. The maps are fine examples of rare 18th-century Spanish cartography. Two of the charts are detailed delineations of the South American tip and the Tierra del Fuego region, while the other two depict ports along the Straits of Magellan. The appendix includes a description of the Peruvian people. After these expeditions, the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east coast ports and then overland to Pacific ports. José de Vargas Ponce was a midshipman and later apointed Second Lieutenant and was a member of the Real Academia de la Historia where he worked with Banza and the mathematician Vicente Tofino where he contributed in the publishing the Martime Atlas of Spain. In 1787 he published his description of the Pithiusas and Balearic Islands.Condition:Lacks the map Carta reducida del estrecho de Magallanes, fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza. Appendix rubbed and scuffed. Corners bumped else a very nice set.

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        An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Discovery, during the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780; in search of a North-West Passage... including a faithful Account of all their Discoveries, and the unfortunate Death of Captain Cook...

      London: G. Robinson, J. Sewell, and J. Debrett, 1783. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 21 engraved plates; a fine copy in the original grey boards, printed paper labels, uncut. This important narrative account of Cook's third voyage was an unauthorised publication which landed its author Ellis in trouble. Surgeon's mate and talented amateur artist, William Ellis sailed first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution. Despite the prohibition by the Admiralty of the publication of any unauthorised account of the voyage, Ellis, in financial straits, sold his narrative to a London publisher for fifty guineas, thus earning the condemnation of Sir Joseph Banks, who wrote to him in January 1782 that 'I fear it will not in future be in my power to do what it might have been, had you asked and followed my advice'.This is an extremely good copy of the second, revised edition in its original binding of simple grey boards. Ellis' narrative is particularly detailed on Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, and the attractive engraved plates, after Ellis' own drawings, include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska, and three of the Northwest Coast, among the earliest published of these areas; Choris' famous views did not appear until almost forty years later. Ellis' views of Hawaii provide the first general depictions of the islands, as Rickman's book, published in the previous year, showed only the death of Cook while Zimmermann's account was not illustrated. There is also a chapter devoted to the expedition's visit to Van Diemen's Land in January 1777, in the course of which Ellis painted a famous watercolour view of Adventure Bay, now in the National Library of Australia. Spines carefully restored.

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        Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks Åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 Omkring Södra Polen...

      Upsala: Johan Edman, 1783. Small octavo, with the half-title, early owner's names to preliminaries, contemporary navy-blue papered boards, manuscript label. A very rare edition, a Swedish-language compliation derived from both the official account of Cook's second voyage and Georg Forster's unofficial Voyage round the World.Issued the same year as Sparrman's Swedish-language Resa, the actual editor of this volume remains unknown (the Edman edition of the third voyage in Swedish referred to the editor as an "anoynme" from Finland). The work is testament to the very real interest in Cook's voyages in Sweden, in part because of their proprietorial feelings towards the important contributions of Solander and Sparrman.Beddie knew a copy in the Mitchell Library, and a copy has more recently been acquired by the National Library of Australia, but this is a most uncommon book. A few pages with some wear; manuscript label faded,; bumbed but a very good copy.

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

      Paris, hôtel Serpente, 1783, in 8°, de VIII-208pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, premier et dernier feuillet lég. bruni sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale. Pendant son séjour à Lisbonne, il y fait ses premières observation du basalte, un "produit du feu" jugera-t-il. Il posera la question de la relation entre volcans et tremblements de terre. Il écrit à Faujas de Saint-Fond sur ce sujet des lettres que ce dernier publiera dans ses "Recherches sur les volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velais". En 1781, il se rend en Italie, où il étudie l'Etna, le Stromboli et le Vulcano. Il publie ses travaux en 1783 dans "Voyage aux îles de Lipari" et en 1784 dans "Mémoire sur les volcans éteints du Val di Noto en Sicile". Dolomieu est le premier à supposer l'existence de masses ignées profondes à l'origine des volcans et le refroidissement de la croûte terrestre à la surface du Globe. Aidé dans ses travaux de géologie par Nicolas de Saussure, il décrit plusieurs minéraux comme l'analcime, le psilomélane, le béryl, l'émeraude, la celestite et même l'anthracite. ¶ DSB IV. 149 "Dolomieu ... acquired a reputation as one of the most astute geologists ... He was known primarily for his studies of volcanic substances and regions; among his related interests were earthquakes, the structure of mountain ranges, the classification of rocks, and the fashion in which chemical and mineralogical studies could be applied to historical interpretation of the earth"

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        A dissertation on the pernicious effects of gaming.

      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.Publisher: Cambridge: printed by J. Archdeacon ... for J. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge; and for T. Cadell in the Strand, London.Year: 1783Edition: First edition: very scarce.

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         A COURSE OF LECTURES FOR SUNDAYS EVENINGS. Containing Religious Advice to Young Persons.

      xvi, 17-124 pages. Engraved frontispiece. Early nineteenth century untitled half calf gilt. 12mo. Probably the first edition. Lacks and advert' leaf at end; small rub on title resulting in the loss of the initial letter 'Y' in Young; binding rubbed; else a very good copy of the rare single volume first edition . This work was republished in extended form in two volumes and, eventually in four. Osborne 153 for the same edition.

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        Description géométrique de la France.

      Paris, Desaint, 1783. ____ Première édition. César-François Cassini de Thury (1714-1784), "Cassini III" dans cette longue dynastie de grands scientifiques est célèbre pour ses travaux de cartographie; il est l'auteur de la première carte moderne de la France. Celle de cet ouvrage, mesure 62 x 69 cm. Petits défauts à la reliure, accroc à la coiffe inférieure, assez bon exemplaire, aux armes portant quatre coquilles, non identifiées. *****. In-4. Collation : 207, (3) pp. et une carte dépliante. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, armes dorées au centre des plats. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Works

      

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         Tableau et Révolutions des Colonies Angloises dans l'Amérique Septentrionale

      Paris, 1783, 2 vol. in 12, de 2ff. 272pp. & 2ff. 270pp., pl. veau porphyre époque, dos lisse orné, tr. marbrées, qq. rousseurs éparses sinon bel exemplaire. Première édition française parue après celle d'Amsterdam 1781. "Description politique, économique et démographique des colonies anglaises d'Amérique du Nord. Considérations sur le mariage, la population, la propriété, le luxe, l'intolérance, l'esclavage etc. « Le premier objet d'une peuplade naissante, est la subsistance et la population ; le second est la prospérité qui doit naître de ces deux sources » (II, 34). Les Etats bien gouvernés ont une marche naturelle et constante : « de l'agriculture principe de la population, ils 'élèvent aux arts de luxe ; et les arts de luxe nourrissent le commerce, enfant de l'industrie et père de la richesse » (I, 273)." INED 3751 - Quérard Fr. litt. VII, 475 - Sabin 68112 - Howes R.87 - Pas dans Kress ni Einaudi.

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        Nouveau Voyage à 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.

      Paris: Barrois l'aîné, 1783. Octavo, with seven plates (including two maps, one folding); contemporary French marbled calf, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, leather label. First edition: this rare book is of great importance for both New Zealand and Tasmania since it gives the first narrative of two important voyages to the Pacific, including the first and second French visits to New Zealand and the first French visit to Tasmania. 'An exceedingly rare item... [it is] seldom available... ' (Davidson). Edited by the Abbé Rochon, the main part of the book gives the only original printed account of the expedition of Marion-Dufresne, commanded by Crozet after his captain's death. This was the only form in which the voyage was published; it did not appear in English until H. Ling Roth's translation of 1891 (Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand [etc]... in 1771-1772). The expedition originally set out as a deliberate sequel to Bougainville's, including the plan of returning Mayoa, brought to France by Bougainville, to his Tahitian homeland; however he died on the voyage. Their other instructions were to search for "Terra Australis": they actually discovered the Crozet Islands, visited Tasmania, exploring and mapping some of its southern coast and making the first French contact with the Tasmanian Aborigines. They then made a lengthy stay in New Zealand, where after the massacre at the Bay of Islands (when the commander and about twenty other members of the voyage were killed by Maoris) Crozet took over the command. Unaware of Cook's priority, the French laid claim to both Tasmania and New Zealand. 'Crozet's narrative, apart from the drama of its story, has much careful observation on Maori life and custom and, with the reports of Cook and his officers, was virtually the only source material available for 40 years... ' (New Zealand National Bibliography).The book also includes as a postscript the first printed account of the earlier voyage of Jean-François de Surville, in which De Surville's ship reached the New Zealand coast and in fact just missed meeting Cook in the Endeavour. At that point De Surville and Cook were the first European visitors to New Zealand since Tasman's charting of part of the coastline in 1642. The only other early account of the De Surville voyage was published some time later (Monneron, Voyage des Indes au Perou, Paris, 1791).The engravings that illustrate the work include four fine portraits of Maoris as well as a folding map of De Surville's discoveries and small maps of Marion-Dufresne's discoveries both in New Zealand and Tasmania. Marginal defect to one leaf with loss of about ten words, otherwise a fine copy.

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

      De l'imprimerie de la Sorbone. First edition, rare. Early twentieth Full Calf blond, beautiful pastiche of a contemporary binding. Back tooled raised. Triple fillet border on covers. Part of title in red morocco. Inner lace and roll on turns. Paper eighteenth kept guard. The lower margin of the title page missing (we removed the name of the owner), was filled with modern paper. A hole in the lower right margin on p. . 301 and 302 A fun old annotation (probably XVIII) in ink in the lower margin of the editor's warning: "damn fool." Collection of satirical and erotic poetry that we must at some Busca (some pieces of it), which, according to Barbier (Dict. anonymous works) is the future general Pommereul the service of Bonaparte. Many poems are signed Bouflers, Voltaire. The book is divided into three parts, and the announcement title. There are several songs. Note that the theological tales are only because they depict monks and other characters from the church. The litany of Catholics are more qu'irrévérencieuses songs (Litany of St. Geneviève ...) dealing with a lightness push the saints of the church. Curiosa lovers will appreciate the truly outrageous and rather incredible in this collection that have many original pieces licenses. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'imprimerie de la Sorbone à Paris 1783 In 8 (13x21cm) 303pp. relié

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         Les navires des Anciens Considérés par rapport à leurs voiles et à l'usage qu'on en pourroit faire dans notre marine...

      Paris, Nyon, 1783, pet. in 8°, de 2ff. 240pp., ill. de 3 planches gravées se dépl. de voilures, pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, coiffe sup. usée. Edition originale. L'auteur était un architecte de renom qui s'est aussi intéressé à l'histoire de la Marine. Il propose des solutions originales et nouvelles pour les gréements de son époque, notablement influencés par les principes du gréement bermudien. ¶ Polak 5849.

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        AN EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS AND SCIENCES: Being a Short, but Comprehensive System of Useful and Polite Learning divided into Lessons. Illustrated with cuts, and adapted to the Use of School and Academies.

      4], 209, [1 blank], [1 'Directions to the Binder.'] pages. Illustrated with 8 engraved plates, including two maps, Contemporary full calf, gilt, with a panelled spine and a red gilt label. 12mo. First Dublin edition the same year as the London First edition. Contemporary name on title. A very handsome copy.

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        L'isle inconnue, ou mémoires du Chevalier Des Gastines

      Chez Moutard. first edition, rare, Chez Moutard A Paris 1783 In-12 (9,5x16,5cm) (4) xvj, 296pp. et (4) 278pp. et (4) 303pp. et (4) 317pp. (3) 4 volumes reliés

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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] 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). Fine"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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        Histoire des animaux d'Aristote

      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! Chez la veuve Desaint à Paris 1783 in-4 (20x26cm) 758pp. et 850pp. 2 volumes reliés

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

      Berne: Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1783. Octavo, woodcut vignette on title; contemporary continental (?Swiss) mottled calf, spine with small floral device gilt in compartments between raised bands, double orange labels just chipped at edges; a nice copy. The second French edition, and very scarce. Beddie records only the Mitchell and National Library copies in Australia. 'Both French editions are of great rarity and are of interest not only on that account but because of the additional matter which they contain... ' (Holmes).Zimmermann's eye-witness account of Cook's third voyage first appeared, in German, at Mannheim in 1781. The French version was next, with this second French edition and a second German edition appearing in 1783. Dutch editions appeared in 1784 and 1791, and a Russian version was published at St Petersburg in 1786 (Kroepelien, 1365). These seem to have been all the appearances of the narrative until the Alexander Turnbull Library published Tewsley's translation in 1926. As Rodney Davidson wrote of the early printings, 'all these editions are exceedingly rare... It is hard to predict the realisation price for a copy if one were to come into the open market, as competition between collectors would be very keen... '.In any early edition, this is one of the scarcest of all the Cook voyage accounts (there is for example no copy of any of the eighteenth century editions in the catalogue of the Hill collection). It was the first description of the third voyage to appear on the continent, and as one of two accounts first published in 1781 - a full three years before the official account - it may well be the first description of the voyage to have been published. It includes an eyewitness account of Cook's death and is also 'valuable for his lower-deck impressions of the character of Cook... ' (Beaglehole).'Zimmermann, a native of Speyer, was coxswain in the Discovery. From the start of the voyage he determined to keep a shorthand journal of the voyage and to retain it, despite the instructions... demanding the surrender of all logs and journals... His account is by no means free from errors, but it has an ingenuousness and charm which differentiate it from the other accounts. His appreciation of Cook's character deserves to rank with that of Samwell' (Holmes).

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        Batavia, De Hoofdstad van Neerlands O. Indien, in Derzelver Gelegenheid, Opkomst, Voortreffelyke Gebouwen, Hooge en Laage Regeering, Geschiedenissen, Kerkzaaken, Koophandel, Zeden, Luchtsgesteldheid, Ziekten, Dieren en Gewassen, Beschreeven.

      Amsterdam and Harlingen, Petrus Conradi, Harlingen, by Volkert van der Plaats, 1782-, 1783. Four volumes in one, quarto, each volume with title-page printed in black and red and engraved title-vignette, engraved allegorical frontispiece, 4 folding charts, and 7 folding plates; recent tan calf, gilt. First edition of this important description of Batavia and its history, particularly significant regarding the trade of the VOC in the East Indies. The work includes several beautiful views of vessels at Batavia and the Cape of Good Hope, as well as attractive and important maps of the city and the island of Java. Five of the fine plates are made after drawings by Johannes Rach ("Het gouvernement te Batavia", "de Markt te Batavia", "De Diestpoort te Batavia", "'t Kasteel te Batavia" and a view depicting the harbour of Batavia). There is also a large and informative open plan of Batavia by A. van Krevelt.The anonymous author of this extensive descriptive work received most of his information directly from high officials of the VOC residing in Batavia, and it includes fascinating information on the trade in the East Indies. The city was the capital of the Netherlands Indies, and had been the site of a VOC post from 1610, becoming the regional headquarters in 1619. It was constructed on the model of a Dutch city, complete with canals and walls to resist attack from Mataram, and much of the surrounding countryside was cleared of its inhabitants to create a kind of cordon sanitaire (Cribb, Historical dictionary of Indonesia, p.49-50).The bookseller-publisher Petrus Conradi published several similar works, including a short history of the VOC Nederlandsche reizen (1784-87). A French edition was announced but appears not to have been published. There was a second edition using the same plates in 1799, and a translation into German of 1785-86. This work is now of some rarity: the Mitchell Library has all four volumes, while the National Library of Australia appears to have the first volume only. Charts and plates a little dusted but a very good copy.

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