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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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      Hôtel Serpente. Collective Edition Hôtel Serpente à Amsterdam& se trouve à Paris 1783 in-8 (12x20cm) lxij, 507pp. et xvj, 624pp. et (4) 638pp. et (4) 476pp. et 444pp. et (4) 414pp. et (4) 554pp. et (4) 430pp. et vij, 397pp. et (4) 542pp. et (4) 542pp. et 420pp. et (4) 526pp. et (2) 526pp. et (4) 582pp. et (4) 590pp. et (4) 500pp. 15 tomes en 15 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. Third illustrated edition of 10 boards inset with a frontispiece from Dalbou HOUEL, 5 boards inset Laurent according Favray and 4 boards inset folding Laurent according Massit. The first three volumes contain all letters of Greece, the last contains other pamphlets author: Essays on the Elegies of Tibullus (followed by the translation of the latter), The Seasons Poems and light. Many floral headbands and cul-de-lamp (baskets of flowers, carnations ...). Plein blond marbled calf at the time. Back smooth decorated with parts of title and volume number of green morocco, small floral golden jewels and a golden tail lace. Triple gold frames on the flat. All marbled. Head cover of the first volume leveled. Some wormholes on the back of the second and third volumes. Slit tail jaws on the first volume. Six blunted. Corners Scuffs. Some pale foxing angular. Work to the detriment of the entire right bottom corner of the third volume. Beautiful aspect of the wider exemplaire.Plus than the title seems, Literary Travel Greece contains extensive information on the Turks, Armenians and their manners, and of board the people of Greece. The letters are the work of a merchant residing in Constantinople, Sir Guys, addressed to an art lover, Bourlat of Montredont. Deeply enamored of polite literature and research on the ancient world, the author's description of Greece, its manners and customs, draws his material from the writers of antiquity by establishing constant parallels with Greece modern, showing how much she finds all Greek literature. Each letter refers to a subject, many are intended for the art, but some more specific focus on furniture, jewelry, makeup, parties, conventions, baths, architecture, and of board, an interesting field especially the author: trade and navigation. Some letters are additions, and process uses the Turks, Jews ambitious ... a man rooted in the reality of his time (and who spent over 30 years in the Levant) Project, The Journey of the literary Greece landmark in modern Greece while the legacy of ancient and modern Greeks made the direct heirs, the descendants of the ancient Greeks. The author reiterates the interest of the trip to Greece. Before the letter is an early work of anthropology. --- 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 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

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        Supplément à l'optique de Smith, contenant une théorie générale des instrumens de dioptrique.

      Brest, Malassis, Paris, Durand, 1783. ____ Première édition. Ouvrage basé sur la Dioptrique de Euler et un autre Mémoire de celui-ci. Après une partie théorique, Duval le Roy s'attache à la construction des instruments de dioptrique, lunettes et microscopes, certaines selon l'enseignement de Mr. Fuss et d'autres, comme des "lunettes pour la terre, supérieures à toutes les autres par grandeur de son champ". Malgré son titre, c'est ouvrage est complètement indépendant de la publication de l'Optique de Smith. En fin de volume on trouve des additions tirées d'un mémoire de l'abbé Rochon et l'éloge du lieutenant de vaisseau Jean-Jacques de Marguerie. Nicolas-Claude Duval-le-Roy était professeur à l'école de marine de Brest. Il est l'auteur des articles de mathématiques du Dictionnaire de marine de l'Encyclopédie méthodique. Première charnière fendillée, cachets de bibliothèque, mais bon exemplaire.*****. In-4. Collation : (12), 189, (3) pp., 1 planches h.-t. Demi-veau beige, dos orné. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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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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        Description des experiences de la machine aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier et de celles auxquelles cette decouverte a donne lieu.

      Paris: [Chardon for] Cuchet, 1783. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1783-1784. 2 volumes, 8vo (204x127 mm). Vol. 1: [i-iii] iv-xl, [1] 2-299, [3], [4] pp., 9 engraved plates (plate v as frontispiece), folding table; Vol. 2: [2], [1] 2-24, *24-24*, 25-62, [67] 68-366, [2] pp., 5 engraved plates (plate I as frontispiece). Contemporary green paste paper boards (light chipping along spine and edges). Internally crisp, with only very minor occasional spotting and toning, offsetting to a few plates, title and frontispiece of vol. 2 slightly soiled, leaves partially untrimmed. Provenance: Gaston Tissandier (ex-libris to front paste-downs); Aéro-club de France (ex-libris stamp and affixed deaccession card to first fly-leaves). A fine, wide margined set with interesting provenance. ----Dibner, Heralds of Science 179; PMM 229; Norman 769; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 179; Tissandier p.21 (this copy). - FIRST EDITION, second issue, with the four page supplement. "THE FIRST SERIOUS TREATISE ON AEROSTATION AS A PRACTICAL POSSIBILITY" (Printing and the Mind of Man), a detailed historical and technical account of the first balloon flights carried out in 1783 by the brothers Etienne and Joseph de Montgolfier, written by one of their principal sponsors, the geologist Faujas de Saint-Fond. The first successful balloon ascent took place in Annonay on June 5, 1783 using the Montgolfiere' technique of heating air with a straw fire sufficiently to make the balloons rise. Although subscribers preferred the hydrogen balloons invented by the physicist Jacques-A.-C. Charles, whose first launch was a 13-foot balloon from the Champ-de-Mars in August 1783, the Montgolfiers created a sensation by sending up ever more populated hot-air balloons; a trio of farm animals were the first mammals to fly, on September 19, and the first manned ascent followed two months later, on November 20, when Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes ascended from the Bois de Boulogne and crossed Paris, covering a total distance of 5 1/2 miles in approximately 20 minutes. (Rozier was later killed in an attempted balloon crossing of the English Channel.) The second volume contains accounts of later balloon flights, all inspired by the Montgolfiers' initial successes - "their experiments were so successful, and so decisive, that it is inarguably to them that we owe all of the experiments that followed" (vol. 2, pp. 1-2) - including the first flight of a passenger-carrying hydrogen balloon, designed and manned by Jacques Charles, who on December 1, 1783 made a two-hour ascent from Paris, landing near a village 27 miles distant (this trip was also largely underwritten by Faujas de Saint-Fond). Charles's hydrogen balloon, constructed with the aid of the celebrated artisans the Robert brothers, formed the prototype for later modern balloon construction. The copy of Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899), French chemist, meteorologist and aviaton pioneer. He founded and edited the scientific magazine La Nature and wrote several books, including the important bibliography on aeronautics in 1887 ("Bibliographie aéronautique: Catalogue de livres d'histoire, de science, de voyages et de fantaisie, traitant de la navigation aérienne ou des aérostats"). His interest in meteorology led him to take up aviation. His first trip in the air was conducted at Calais in 1868 together with Claude-Jules Dufour, where his balloon drifted out over the sea and was brought back by an air stream of opposite direction in a higher layer of air. In September 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War, he managed to leave the besieged Paris by balloon. His most adventurous airtrip took place in April 1875. Together with Joseph Croce-Spinelli and Théodore Sivel, he was able to reach in a balloon the unheard-of altitude of 8,600 metres. Both of his companions died from breathing the thin air. Tissandier survived, but became deaf. In 1883, Tissandier fit a Siemens electric motor to an airship, thus creating the first electric-powered flight. The technical problems encountered by the Montgolfiers and those who followed them are discussed by Tissandier in Histoire des ballons et des aéronautes célèbres (1887-89). Near Fine.

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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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         Recherches sur l'influence de la lumière solaire pour métamorphoser l'air fixe en air pur par la végétation avec des expériences & des considérations propres à faire connoître la nature des substances aëriformes.

      à Genève, chez Barthelemi Chirol, 1783, in 8°, de XXXII-385pp., pl. basane marbrée époque, dos orné, qq. très rares rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire. Edition original de ce second ouvrage de Senebier sur la photosynthèse, son approche est ici beaucoup plus chimique, et il donne pour la première fois une vue complète du processus de nutrition végétale en termes strictement chimiques. ¶ DSB XII p.308 "Senebier apid particular attention to the gas exchanges of green plants exposed to light. He was the first to observe that in sunlight such plants absorb carbonic acid gas and emit oxygen while manufacturing a substance with a carbon base" - Partington III p.280. "Senebier published several works dealing with photosynthesis... He proved by experiments with the nitric oxide eudiometer that the bubbles emitted under the influence of light consist of oxygen..." - Duveen p.546 - Bolton I.828 - Pritzel 8607.

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        Recueil d'Airs et d'Ariettes Harpe Chant 1783

      - Recueil d'Airs et d'Ariettes arrangés pour la Harpe par différents auteurs 1783 26 Pièces pour Chant et Harpe (Antoine Albanèse, Ariette d'Orphée, Ariette de Mr de Monville, Andante du Tableau Parlant, Andantino de la Colonie, Air de L'olimpiade, Air des Trois fermiers.) Partition manuscrite du XVIIIe siècle (1783) par Desporte, copiste de Musique à Paris 107 pages Couverture défraîchie, intérieur en très bon état 008632 Instruments à cordes Très bon / couverture défraîchie

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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, remnants of printed paper label. Light soiling to titlepage. Minor scattered soiling and foxing. Slight worming in center of text block, minutely affecting text. Corners trimmed off of two leaves toward front. Good. Funerary work for Maria Antonio de San Josepha (1718- 1781), 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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        Beschreibung des Daurenhofer Sauerbrunnens, und des sogenannten Krecklmoser Bades, bey Reutti im Tyrol. Nebst einem Anhang für Aerzte, und dem Abriß des Badhauses.

      Innsbruck (?), 1783. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten Kupferstich, in der Platte signiert F.A. Zeiler. 61 S. Orig.Broschur. Das Kreckelmoser Bad mit 2 Schwefelquellen befindet sich in Ehrenberg bei Reutte in Tirol. Das Wasser wird heutzutage wieder in Reutte verwendet. Franz Anton Zeiller (* 3. Mai 1716 in Reutte; † 4. März 1794 ebenda) war ein österreichischer Rokokomaler. Mit dem meist fehlenden Kupferstich sehr selten! Kleiner Rundstempel auf Rückseite v. Titelblatt. Schönes sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Kreckelmoos Reutte Breitenwang Ehrenberg Bad Sauerbrunnen Tirol Ausserfern Kupferstich

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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

      T. Lowndes, et al., 1783, Quarter Leather, Book Condition: Very Good. Size: 5½" by 8½", 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, Set

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        Aloe disticha carinata. Linn. L'aloe a verrues. LXVI.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1783 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm (8 x 13 inches). Fine condition. These beautiful copper engravings come from Le jardin d'Eden, le paradis terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon ou collection des plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans le deux hemispheres. The plants are from the Queen's Garden in the Tuileries.

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        Descripción de las Demostraciones que ha hecho la Ciudad de Jaen con motivo de los prosperos sucesos que ha experimentado esta monarquia en el feliz parto de la Serenisima Princesa, nacimiento de los infantes Carlos y Felipe/ y Otras Obras

      Jaén 1783 - Pergamino de época, formato 4º. 110 p. Incluye también en el mismo libro las sgtes obras: "Sermón sobre la obligación de rogar a Dios por la felicidad de los Principes". Le mandó imprimir la muy noble ciudad de Jaén, 51 páginas-14 p.; "Acción de Gracias a la Divina Magestad y regocijos públicos de la Ciudad de Barcelona por el nacimiento de los infantes Carlos y Felipe", imprenta de Eulalia Piferrer,67 p.; "Bilingue obsequiosa consonancia en 92 décimas que son castellanas ó catalanas conforme serán pronunciadas, y celebran la doble Real Infancia de España, 31 h. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prolegomena zu einer jeder künftigen Metaphysik die als Wissenschaft wird auftreten können.

      Riga, bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1783. 8vo. Nice contemporary half calf with gilding to spine. Red title-label renewed. A very nice copy. Woodcut title-vignette, woodcut rod with floral vine-headpiece on p. 3, and woodcut end-vignette (rod with leaves). 222 pp. The rare first edition, first issue, of Kant's masterpiece, the more popular exposition of the ideas presented in his main work "Critik der reinen Vernunft" (1781). Three variants of the first edition appeared in the same year, distinguishable by head- and tailpieces; this is the first, as described in Warda, 75.This work constitutes a more comprehensible exposition of the main thoughts of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason", and the "prolegomena", being one of the most frequently read and most approachable of his works, also became one of Kant's most influential. It is responsible for spreading his thoughts among a much wider audience than his other works. After having received immense negative critique and having been misunderstood with the first edition of the "Critique of Pure Reason", Kant wrote his "Prolegomena" as a defense and explanation; he later incorporated much of it into the second edition of the "Critique of Pure Reason". It is with the ideas expounded in this work that Kant becomes world-famous. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy... The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. - No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas... " (PMM 226).

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        DISSERTAZIONE POLEMICO-CRITICA SOPRA DUE DUBBI DI COSCIENZA CONCERNENTI GLI ARMENI CATTOLICI SUDDITI DELL' IMPERO OTTOMANO PRESENTATA ALLA SACRA CONGREGAZIONE DI PROPAGANDA.

      Carlo Palese, Venezia 1783 - IN- 4°, PIENA PELLE COEVA. (12), 256 PP. BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE IN CARTA GREVE. L' AUTORE, ARMENO, DENUNCIA LA PERSECUZIONE DEI SUOI CORRELIGIONARI DA PARTE DEI TURCHI. OPERA RARA SCONOSCIUTA ALLO ZENKER (BIBLIOTECA ORIENTALIS), CHE CITA SOLTANTO UNA PUBBLICAZIONE POSTERIORE DELLO STESSO AUTORE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARTICULOS PRELIMINARES DE PAZ ENTRE EL REY NUESTRO SENOR Y EL REY DE LA GRAN BRETANA, FIRMADOS EN VERSAILLES EN 20 DE EENERO DE 1783.

      Bilbao. . 1783 - 10pp. Quarto. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Very good. A rare Spanish edition of the preliminary articles of peace between Spain and England which ended their conflict in the American Revolution. The primary impact of this treaty was to return the Floridas to Spain, thus setting the stage for conflicts between the United States and Spain on its southern and western borders, and ending twenty years of British control of the Floridas, which had effectively been lost when Galvez seized Pensacola in 1781. DAVENPORT 170. SERVIES 597 (Madrid ed).

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        Marlborough au Sallon du Louvre, Première Édition, Contentant discours préliminaire, chansons, anecdotes, querelles, avis, critiques, lettre à Mlle. Julie, changement de têtes, &c. &c. &c

      1783. Engraved frontis. port. & one engraved plate. 32 pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering-piece on spine. Paris: "Aux dépens de l'Académie Royale de Peinture & de Sculpture," 1783. First edition of this little-known work by Beffroy (1757-1811). A man of letters, he authored several dramas and comedic works, often under the pseudonym "Cousin Jacques." He quickly fell out of favor during the Revolutionary period once it was discovered that he intended to publish a harsh critique of what he considered a deeply flawed demagogic movement. Subsequently, he and his works were largely forgotten.In the late 18th century, French humorists targeted John Churchill, first duke of Marlborough, after his sudden fall from the graces of Queen Anne. The present work comically describes an imagined visit by Marlborough to the Salon in the form of a play with musical accompaniment (lyrics on pages 9-10). The author depicts the duke as a dimwit with little taste and of exceptional stupidity as he walks around observing the art on display.Very good copy. Leaf A4 misbound after title. Two small tears to title, one just touching a letter.? Auricchio, "Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution," p. 35.N.B.G., Vol. 5, col. 152.

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        Essais sur l'hygrométrie

      XII-524 pages, 11 tableaux, 2 Neuchatel, S. Fauché, 1783, in-8, XII-524 pages, 11 tableaux, 2 planches dépliantes, basane havane à coins, dos à nerfs orné de roulettes, pièce de titre rouge, papier dominoté sur les plats, Un des livres fondateurs de la météorologie moderne qui établit l'hygrométrie en tant que science exacte. Première édition dans le format in-8 de cet ouvrage très important dans lequel Saussure décrit comment construire un hygromètre à cheveux capable de mesurer le degrés d'humidité. Saussure fait aussi connaître sa découverte : l'air se dilate et devient spécifiquement plus léger à mesure qu'il se charge d'humidité. En fin de volume, deux planches gravées sur cuivre, dont la première représente l'hygromètre à cheveu inventé par l'auteur et construit pour la première fois par Paul à Genève. Tableau de la page 205 rogné, avec perte de texte. DSB XII, p.119-123 ; Daumas, 283.

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        Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane

      2 volumes, XVI-624 + [4]-638 A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, rue et hôtel Serpente, 1783, in-8, 2 volumes, XVI-624 + [4]-638 pp, 4 planches gravées, maroquin grenat de l'époque, dos lisses filetés et ornée de petits fleurons, pièce de titre et tomaisons olive, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, coupes, coiffes et bordure des contreplats guillochées, tranches dorées, Tomes II et III des Oeuvres choisie de Le Sage avec figures (parues en 15 volumes). Belle illustration gravée en taille-douce par de Longueil, Patas et de Launay d'après Marillier. Bel exemplaire en maroquin de l'époque. Cohen, 348.

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        Marlborough au Sallon du Louvre, Première Édition, Contentant discours préliminaire, chansons, anecdotes, querelles, avis, critiques, lettre à Mlle. Julie, changement de têtes, &c. &c. &c

      Engraved frontis. port. & one engraved plate. 32 pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering-piece on spine. Paris: "Aux dépens de l'Académie Royale de Peinture & de Sculpture," 1783. First edition of this little-known work by Beffroy (1757-1811). A man of letters, he authored several dramas and comedic works, often under the pseudonym "Cousin Jacques." He quickly fell out of favor during the Revolutionary period once it was discovered that he intended to publish a harsh critique of what he considered a deeply flawed demagogic movement. Subsequently, he and his works were largely forgotten. In the late 18th century, French humorists targeted John Churchill, first duke of Marlborough, after his sudden fall from the graces of Queen Anne. The present work comically describes an imagined visit by Marlborough to the Salon in the form of a play with musical accompaniment (lyrics on pages 9-10). The author depicts the duke as a dimwit with little taste and of exceptional stupidity as he walks around observing the art on display. Very good copy. Leaf A4 misbound after title. Two small tears to title, one just touching a letter. ? Auricchio, "Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution," p. 35. N.B.G., Vol. 5, col. 152.

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        POLITICAL SATIRE / INDIA: THE TEMPTATION IN THE WILDERNESS.

      London: Hannah Humphrey 1783 - Broadside: Copper-engraving and etching, 24 x 35 cm (9.4 x 13.7 inches) A rare and amusing early political satire broadside by James Gillray, lampooning Foreign Secretary Charles James Fox’s India Bill (1783), which proposed to nationalize the East India Company, so saddling Whitehall with all the liabilities of managing an Indian Empire. This engaging work of political satire is one of the early productions of James Gillray, Britain’s preeminent master of the genre, printed by Hannah Humphreys, a pioneering female printer. The broadside bears the imprint ‘Pubd Decr 12. 1783. by H. Humphrey. New Bond Street’, and while it is not signed by Gillray (who often did not sign his early prints), it bears his inimitable style and had been universally attributed to him. The scene draws humor from Foreign Secretary Charles James Fox’s India Act of 1783, whereby he proposed to nationalize the East India Company (EIC), such that Whitehall would assume its massive financial obligations (and opportunities for patronage). The bill proved highly controversial, and it was struck down by the House of Lords only five days after Gillray’s satire was published. The scene depicts Fox standing atop a mountain, while gesturing towards an idealized oriental landscape, representing the Indian Subcontinent, featuring the city of Madras, with its busy harbor, in the distance. To Fox’s anterior, one sees the crumbling ruins of ‘Leaden Hall Street’ (representing East India House, the headquarters of the EIC), surmounted by the British crown, suggesting that the British government will follow the same fate as the decaying Company. Below Fox, on the slopes of the mountain, are a flock of geese, representing Fox’s supporters, who supposedly longed to enrich themselves from Indian patronage. The line below captures the scene: ‘Then Reynard [Fox] taketh them unto an exeeding hihg [sic] Mountain, and Shewed them all the kingdoms of the East and the Glory of them, Saying all these will I give ye, if ye will fall down and Worship me.’ Historical Context The India Bill of 1783 came close to dramatically altering what would be the course of the history of India and the British Empire. The EIC had possessed a monopoly on all of Britain’s affairs in India and the Far East since 1600. While traditionally a trading company with a limited footprint, more recently, the Company had, through its aggressive actions, assumed awesome political responsibilities. In 1757, the EIC conquered Bengal, a massive province with millions of inhabitants, and was setting its sights on making further acquisitions. The costs and strains of providing civil governance and fighting large-scale conflicts were running the once fabulously profitable Company into the red. The EIC’s failure to control the Great Bengal Famine of 1770 represented both an astounding moral and technical failure. The decimation of the labor force in Bengal, a global economic downturn, and the American Revolutionary War further eroded the Company’s financial footing. All attempts to improve the EIC’s prospects failed, and by the early 1780s, the Honorable Company was on the verge of collapse. A radical solution was in the offing. In April 1783, as negotiations to end the American Revolutionary War were under way, a new administration was formed under the leadership of Charles James Fox (1749 – 1806), a radical Whig firebrand and an outspoken antagonist of King George III. Indeed, the king despised Fox for thousands of reasons, but primarily for his open support of the American cause and his tendency to frequently take Crown Prince George out drinking, turning the young man into a debauched malcontent. While the new government was technically led by the Duke of Portland, Fox, as Foreign Secretary, would be the puppet master, in conjunction with Lord North, who would serve as Chancellor, such that the new regime was known as the Fox-North Coalition. Fox’s ‘solution’ to the EIC’s problems was the India Bill of 1783, which i

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        Cométographie ou Traité historique et théorique des comètes

      2 volumes de I. XII, 630 Paris, imprimerie royale, 1783-84, in-4, 2 volumes de I. XII, 630, (1) pages et 1 planches ; et de II. VIII, 518 pages et 6 planches, basane racinée de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, double filet en encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées, 7 planches représentant des figures géométriques. Première édition de cette histoire des comètes, composée à partir des anciennes annales et des publications contemporaines de l'auteur, et qui se clôt sur la théorie du mouvement des comètes. Pingré (1711-1796) fut bibliothécaire de Sainte-Geneviève et construisit un observatoire à l'abbaye, où il travailla pendant près de quarante ans. Il fut aussi correspondant, puis associé libre de l'Académie des Sciences. Mouillures, plus importantes en début et fin des volumes, et restauration du dernier feuillet du premier volume

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        Cronica de Don Alvaro de Luna, con varios Apendices,Sigue Libro del Passo Honroso,defendido por el excelente caballero Suero de Quiñones.Sigue Seguro de Tordesillas .a la luz el Secretario de la librería del Condestable de Castilla y Leon Don Pedro

      Imprenta Antonio Sancha,, Madrid. 1783 - xl, 481 pp. + xvi, xxxii, 112 pp. + vi. 1 h. 68 pp. Bonita encuadernación de época en piel, lomo liso, hilos dorados, tejuelo rojo y cortes rojos .Bella y apreciada edición. la primera de 1546 . . IMPORTANTE. Lea Nuestras Condiciones de Venta y Gastos de

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        Tractatus de morbo mucoso... Praefatione de Trichuridibus nove vermis genere. Editus ab Henrico Augusto Wrisberg

      [6]-XXXVIII-331-[1] pages, 3 Goettingae, apud Victorinum Bossigei, 1783, in-8, [6]-XXXVIII-331-[1] pages, 3 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre, demi-parchemin blanc à coins du XIXe siècle, tranches rouges, Seconde édition de ce traité de "la maladie muqueuse", publié pour la première fois en 1762. L'ouvrage fut régulièrement édité à la fin du XVIIIe siècle et traduit en français dés 1806. Ce compte-rendu fut rédigé au cours de la grande épidémie de Göttingen (1757-1763) par Roederer, professeur à l'université de Göttingen, et son assistant Wagler, qui réalisait des autopsies sur des cas d'affection typhoïde. Les lésions intestinales y sont scrupuleusement décrites. Cependant, les auteurs confondent ici la typhoïde avec la dysenterie et les fièvres récurrentes. Cette édition est due au médecin allemand Heinrich August Wrisberg (1739-1808). Cachet "doublette" de la bibliothèque royale de Kiel. Réparation au revers du titre. Wellcome IV, p. 546. Hirsch IV, p. 844. Garrisson, History of Medecine, 4th edition, p. 404. Garrison and Morton, n° 5021.

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        The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation between the said states. To which are now added the Declaration of Rights; the Non-Important Agreement; and the Petition of Congress to the King Delivered by Mr. Penn. with an appendix, containing the treaties between his most Chriistan[sic] Majesty and the United States of America, The Provisional Treaty with America; and (never before published) an authentic copy of the treaty concluded between their high mightiness the states-general, and the United States of America. The whole arranged, with a preface and dedication, by the Rev. William Jackson

      J. Stockton, London 1783 - "The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation between the said states. To which are now added the Declaration of Rights; the Non-Important Agreement; and the Petition of Congress to the King Delivered by Mr. Penn. with an appendix, containing the treaties between his most Chriistan[sic] Majesty and the United States of America, The Provisional Treaty with America; and (never before published) an authentic copy of the treaty concluded between their high mightiness the states-general, and the United States of America. The whole arranged, with a preface and dedication, by the Rev. William Jackson". Second edition, a reissue of the First British Edition of the previous year. With the additions of important treaties relating to the United States including what is certainly the first English printing of the American-Dutch treaty of June 7, 1782, the first commercial treaty concluded by the United States with any nation other than France, making possible essential Dutch loans to the United States (Evans 17390). Printed for J. Stockdale, London, 1783. The book measures 5" x 8.5", 428 pages. Rebound in cream cloth with minor wear and soiling. White paper label with date stamped on the bottom edge in black on the spine. New endpapers and paste-downs. The frontispiece of George Washington and the appendix are missing. Lacking the appendix containing the American-Dutch treaty of June 7, 1782. Previous owner's notations in ink on the verso of the title page and contents page; Markings on dedication page and underlining on page 3. The textblock is largely clean with light scattered foxing. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(E1-47) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Document Signed

      Pennsylvania, 1783. Manuscript Document Signed, one page, 8 1/4" x 12 1/2" - dated April 30, 1783; light toning at folds, very good. James Smith (1719-1806) was a Lawyer, member of the Continental Congress from 1776 to 1777 and Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania.

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

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        Dedicated to the army, and more particularly to the late garrison of St. Eustatius. An authenticated copy of the proceedings on the trial of Lieut. Col. Cockburn, (of the Thirty-fifth Regiment) for the loss of the island of St Eustatius.

      London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1783 - [1] + 194pp + folding table + [4] publisher's ads. 1st ed., title page repaired but with some loss otherwise clean in old quarter calf with marbled boards. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        STORIA DELLA PESTE CHE REGNO' IN DALMAZIA NEGLI ANNI 1783-1784

      1783. Venezia Vincenzio Formalioni 1784 8° 1 carta bianca + 4 non numerate + 208 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Titolo al dorso su tassello. Piatti marmorizzati. tagli spruzzati. 2 belle carte geografiche ripiegate fuori testo + 1 tavola sinottica sempre ripiegata. Ottima e fresca copia. Molto raro. Unica edizione. Cfr: Valentinelli, "Bibliografia della Dalmazia e del Montenegro" 445

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        Essai sur la manière la plus avantageuse de construire les machines hydrauliques,. Et en particulier les moulins à bled.

      Paris, Jombert jeune, 1783. - in-4, 4ff.n.ch.-XVIpp.-402pp.- 6 planches techniques repliées. Reliure de l'époque basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre, caissons ornés, tranches rouges. Édition originale. La première partie traite du calcul des machines hydrauliques ; la deuxième est consacrée à la construction des moulins à blé ; la troisième partie donne des règles d'applications. Jean-Antoine Fabre (Saint-André, 1749 - 1812) tint le poste d'ingénieur hydraulique des états de Provence avant d'être nommé ingénieur en chef des Ponts et chaussées. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs traités liés à son art. (Brunet II, col. 1148 - Quérard III, p. 53). - Coiffe supérieure arrachée, quelques frottements, un coin choqué, quelques rares petites macules à l'intérieur. Exemplaire grand de marges. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tractatus de morbo mucoso

      - Apud Victorinum Bossiegel, Goettingae( Goettingen) 1783, In-12 (10,5x17,5cm), (6) XXXVIII 331pp. (1), relié. - Edizione originale. Binding pelle di pecora metà periodo. Torna liscio decorato con 3 scatole al grottesco, 2 cimette. Come parte di vitello rosso lucido. I tappi incassati. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition latine, illustrée de 3 planches dépliantes in fine. Reliure en demi basane d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 3 caissons à la grotesque, 2 fleurons. Pièce de titre de veau rouge glacé. Coiffes arasées. Mors fendus en tête et queue. Rousseurs.  Etude exhaustive de la Typhoïde, que les auteurs confondent avec la dysenterie et d'autres fièvres communes. Lors de l'épidémie grave de Typhoïde qui sévit à Goettingen de 1757 à 1763, Roederer, professeur de médecine dans la même ville, publia en 1762 (avec l'aide de son assitant Wagler qui pratiquait l'autopsie des corps) une relation très précise du développement de la maladie. Ouvrage important sur le sujet.

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        The Elephant Fetus of the Brunswick Natural Cabinet). - Beschreibung und Abbildung eines ungebornen Elephanten nebst verschiedenen bisher ungedruckten Nachrichten die Naturgeschichte der Elephanten betreffend.

      Erlangen, Wolfgang Walter, 1783. - Quarto. Contemporary marbled boards with manuscript title lable to front. 16 pp., 1 fold-out engraved plate by I. Nußbiegel after a drawing by Fiorillo. Paper to spine defective (superfacial fraying, not affecting binding), minor browning to pages. Bookplate to inner front board (Dr. J. M. W. Baumann’s entomological collection) and recent, neat manuscript ownership inscription to front fly leaf. Some browning to inner front board and to recto of fly leaf. All together a very good copy. First edition, scarce. Published simultaneously in French and in German. Nissen, ZBI 4505. – A rare, but well known treatise on an elephant fetus from Ceylon preserved at the natural cabinet in Brunswick. Although the specimen measured only one foot in lenght and therefore had been considered as being of an early fetal state, the clear ‘elephant shape’ of its body caused considerable attention by contemporary natural historians. Conserved in spirits, the specimen was sent to Brunswick by Marcel de Bles, secretary to the Dutch gouvernor in Ceylon and a keen observer of elephant life, in 1780. It is still part of the collection of the local Natural History Museum today, being one of its oldest items. The treatise includes many extracts from letters of de Bles, most of which having been in contrast to major contemporary opinions on the natural history of elephants, but later proving to be correct. 2000 g

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        Vue de l'Amiraute et ses environs en regardant de la Porte Triomphale, vers l'Occident.

      Paris 1783 - 32, 51,2 cm, 25 x 34,8 cm ( view) Kupferstich. Unter Passepartout. Minimale Stockflecken, minimale Knickspuren, sonst sehr gut erhalten, links Reste alter Montierung. Seltene Original Ansicht aus dem Tafelband zu Le Clerc, "Histoire de la Russie", 1783, nach der Vorlage von 1761 von Makhaev. Lespinasse lebte von 1734-1808. Rare view, printed for the atlas of "Histoire de la Russie", 1783, which was inspired by the Makhaev views from 1761. please excuse the quality of the photo, the print is not that brown.

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        Voyage aux iles de Lipari fait en 1781, ou notices sur les iles Aeoliennes, pour servir a l'histoire des volcans.

      - Paris, Rue et Hotel Serpente, 1783. 8vo (21 cm.). Cart. leggero coevo (dorso ricoperto tempo addietro), intonso. VIII,208 pp. - Lozzi 2280. Edizione originale. - Due timbretti sul front. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Teilansicht, Innenstadtansicht nach dem Erdbeben 1783, "Das erschröckliche Erdbeben in Messina, welches 1783 den 5. Hornung nach 12. Uhr Nachmittags angefangen .".

      - Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, dat. 1783, 25,2 x 38,5 Collection des Prospects. - Zeigt die zerstörte Innenstadt von Messina.

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        Preliminary articles of peace, between His Britannick Majesty, and the States General of the United Provinces. Signed at Paris, the 2d of September, 1783

      - London: Printed by T. Harrison and S. Brooke, 1783. 8 3/4 x 6 3/4". 10pp., double-column, text in French and English. Disbound.

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        On the Proper Motion of the Sun and Solar System.

      Lockyer Davis, and Peter Elmsly, London 1783 - 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). Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Fothergill, M.D. Member of the Royal College of Physicians... By John Coakley Lettsom

      London: Printed for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry. M.DCC.LXXXIII. [-IV] [1783-84]. Hard Cover. Three octavo volumes: viii, 421 p., 2 folding plates; v, 416 p., 5 plates (3 folding, "Mimosa Japonica" misbound at p. 179); cxciii, 330, [2] p., portrait front., 3 plates. Medical doctor, botanist, Quaker, Benjamin Franklin's London physician, Fothergill was a talented researcher. This first edition of his Works brings together his many scientific contributions. Garrison-Morton (4th) 1774; Blake NLM 18th C. p. 152; Smith (Friends) 1: 635. Bound in contemporary full leather; spines brittle & darkened as near fire; foxing & offsetting from the prints. Stock#OB030.

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        Geschichte des Hussitenkriegs und des Konziliums zu Basel von Herrn Jacob Lenfant, mit wichtigen, das Original berichtigenden Noten, wie auch dem Leben und Schriften des Verfassers vermehrt und verbeßert. Aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersetzt von Michael Christian Hirsch, der hochfürstl. Heßenhomburgisch-Patriotischen Gesellschaft Mitglied. Mit dem Bildnis des Johann Huss. 1.-4. Theil.Mit hoher Genehmigung der k. k. Censur

      Vier Bände, HLDr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, Erster Theil: XXXIV+465+[21] Seiten Zweyter Theil: IV+535+[15] Seiten Dritter Theil: 403+[11] Seiten Vierter Theil: 463+[14] Seiten, Komplett, vier Bände, kl. 8 (17 cm), Text auf Deutsch, erschienen 1783-1784 Jeder Band hat auf dem Frontispiz jeweils einen Stich mit dem Porträt einer bedeutenden historischen Persönlichkeit (Jan Hus, Jan ?i?ka, Hieronymus von Prag und Amadeus VIII. von Savoyen, der vom Baseler Konzil als Felix V. zum Gegenpapst gewählt wurde). Von außen sehr guter Zustand, innen perfekt, Papier weiß, keinerlei Flecken, keine Gebrauchsspuren. Sehr selten und in außerordentlich gutem Zustand!

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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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        Ansicht, "Vue de la Chute du Rhin à Lauffen près de Schaffhouse en Suisse".

      - Kupferstich v. Gmelin n. Schalch b. Chr. de Mechel in Basel, dat. 1783, 38,8 x 51,5 Prachtvoille Darstellung. Unter der Ansicht 2 -spaltige Legende ( jeweils 8 Zeilen ) in französischer Sprache.

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

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

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        Der deutsche Handelskanal oder die schiffbare Verbindung der deutschen Meere, Flüsse und Handels-Staaten, nach älteren und neueren Vorschlägen, das nützlichste und würdigste Denkmal für Deutschlands wiedererrungene Freiheit.

      Ca. 18,5 x 11,5 cm. XV S., (1) S., 288 S., (2) Seiten. Pappband der Zeit. Seltenes nationalökonomisches Werk von Reinhold (Königl. Großbritt. Hannoverscher Bauinspektor) und Oltmanns (1783-1833, Astronom u. Mathematiker, Mitglied. der preuß. Akademie der Wissenschaften). Der deutsche Handelskanal "muß, als Haupthandelsstraße Deutschlands, die vorzüglichsten Staaten entweder durchschneiden oder ... berühren, die wichtigsten Flüsse Deutschlands ... miteinander verbinden oder sie ... aufnehmen mit den wichtigsten Provinzen Deutschlands in einem und demselben Staate, mit den Haupthandelsplätzen, mit den Hauptstädten des Landes und der Provinzen, mit dem Hauptfestungen ... communiciren, zur Zeit eines Seekrieges vor den Gefahren der Kaperei und des Aufbringens geschützt seyn ..., zu denjenigen Jahreszeiten, wo die Flüsse fahrbar sind, schiffbar seyn, eine solche Breite, Tiefe und Vorrath an Wasser besitzen, daß man leicht .... Flußschiffe mittlerere Größe ... gebrauchen könne." (S. 28 ff). Mit umfangreichem Subscribenten-Verzeichnis. Einband stark fleckig. Vorsatzblatt mit Fehlstelle.

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