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        The Practical Navigator, and Seaman's New Daily Assistant. Being a complete system of practical navigation, improved, and rendered easy to any common capacity. The whole exemplified in a journal kept from London to Madeira. Wherein is shewn, how to allow for Lee-Way, Variation, Heave of the Sea, Set of the Currents, &c. and to correct the dead Reckoning by an Observation, in all Cases. The Method of Mooring, Unmooring, and Working a Ship in all difficult Cases at Sea, on a Lee-Shore, or coming into Harbour. The Manner of Managing the great Guns; of Forming the Line; of an Engagement at Sea; and of Surveying Coasts and Harbours; with an Explanation of the Sea Terms. The New Method of finding the Latitude by two Altitudes of the Sun; and of finding the Longitude by the Moon's Distance from the Sun or fixed Star. To which are added, the tables of difference of latitude and departure to 300 Miles Distance; New Solar Tables; the Table of Natural Sines; a new Table of the Latitude and Longitude of Place

      London: Printed for and Sold by B. Law [...] G. Robinson [...] and the Author , 1784. 8vo. pp. xi, [v], 304 [cciv] tables, with a final advertisement leaf, 4 copper engraved plates (one, the solar system, folding), including a map (Atlantic coast of NW Africa and SW Europe), numerous woodcut text diagrams. ESTC lists two variant issues of this edition; in ours line 4 of the imprint reads: "near Tower-Hill". Contemporary sheep, a little loss at the foot of the spine but generally a clean, sound example. The final leaf advertises Moore?'s business in the Minories, where he sold charts and instruments and taught navigation. Moore died in 1807 but his ?'Practical Navigator?' remained a standard work, reaching its twentieth edition some twenty years after his death. Map

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation In Two Parts With The Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory By Sir John Hawkins

      London: John, Francis, and Charles Rivington, 1784. Fourth Hawkins edition. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Cotton facing title to part II, 14 engraved plates (including music), and numerous engraved vignettes of fish in the text. Pp. lxxxii, 268; xxxiv, 111, [10, index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth-century sprinkled calf, richly gilt spine with raised bands, green leather labels lettered in gilt, and gilt-stamped angling devices in two compartments, marbled endpapers. Fourth Hawkins edition. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Cotton facing title to part II, 14 engraved plates (including music), and numerous engraved vignettes of fish in the text. Pp. lxxxii, 268; xxxiv, 111, [10, index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Pretty copy of this engagingly illustrated edition, a reprint of the earlier Hawkins editions, except here the Life of Cotton by Oldys has been replaced by Hawkins' own.

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        Geschichte des Fortgangs und Untergangs der Romischen Republik

      Leipzig: M. G. Weidmanns,, 1784?-86. 4 volumes, octavo (204 × 116 mm). Contemporary German half tree calf, spines gilt banded at head and tail, red labels, marbled paper sides in emulation of tree calf, yellow edges, marbled endpapers. 6 folding engraved maps. Lengthy Latin inscription on preliminary blank of volume I (dated 1808). Remains of old library paper label on spine of volume I, bump to spine of volume II, otherwise an appealing set. First edition in German. "During 1782 and 1783 Ferguson helped found the Royal Society of Scotland. His three-volume History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic, narrating the rise and fall of the republic as a story of civic virtue and its corruption, appeared in 1783. The book was warmly received in Scotland, where excerpts were published in the Caledonian Mercury and the Scots Magazine. It won praise from Edward Gibbon, and went through two more English-language editions in 1799 and 1813. In the mid-nineteenth century it was still favourably mentioned by John Stuart Mill and reissued in the United States, where Ferguson's spirited discussion of Rome's republican heyday appealed to two generations of readers. Two French translations appeared in Paris, in 1784?-91 and in 1803?-10. A German translation appeared in Leipzig in 1784?-6" (ODNB).

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        Rapport des commissaires charges par le Roi, de l'examen du magnetisme animal.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1784.. (26,5 x 20,5 cm). (2) 66 S. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe. "This is the offical edition, printed at the King's private press in the Louvre" (D/K). - "In the spring of 1784 the King of France appointed this commission made up of members of the Academy of Sciences to investigate the claims of animal magnetism. He chose some of the most eminent men of science of his day. The chairman was Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States of America, ambassador of that country to France, and a person highly knowledgeable in electricity and terrestrial magnetism. The commission's president was Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, a follower of Condillac and one of the most important chemists of the age. The secretary of the commission and editor of its report was the famous astronomer Jean Sylvain Bailly. The commission also included the director of the Academy of Sciences, Jean Baptiste Leroy, an investigator of electricity of some note.... The commission began its investigations on March 12, 1784, and published its report in August of that year. Both this commission and one made up of members of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris, appointed by the King at the same time, investigated animal magnetism as practiced by Charles D'Eslon, a disciple of Mesmer. D'Eslon wanted this official inquiry, while Mesmer strongly opposed it. By cooperating with the commissions, D'Eslon effectively removed himself from his teacher's fold. Although D'Eslon's theory of animal magnetism, as presented to the commission, was somewhat different from that of Mesmer, the commissioners did not seem to be bothered by that fact. They contended that theory made no difference to their mandate, which was to decide about the existence and utility of animal magnetism. Their conclusion was that they found no evidence for the existence of an animal magnetic fluid. They ascribed any cures or improvement of health that might occur through the application of animal magnetism to the action of 'imagination.' The report was very influential and became a center of a vigorous controversy which raged for a number of years, with pamphlets and books being written for and against its conclusions" (Crabtree). - Erstes und letztes Blatt etwas angestaubt, sonst sehr sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar. - Crabtree 31; Duveen & Klickstein 223

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        Magie, oder, die Zauberkräfte der Natur, so auf den Nutzen und die Belustigung angewandt worden. Erster bis vierter und letzter Teil in 4 Bänden.

      Berlin, Pauli, 1784-1786.. Mit insgesamt 29 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Die Titel mit wechselnden gestochenen Titelvignetten. LVI, 424; XXXII, 440; XVI, 600; VI, 673 Seiten. 20,5 x 12 cm, Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild.. Vollständiges Exemplar der Erstausgabe - nur der erste Teil in zweiter Auflage - die zunächst auf vier Bände beschränkt war. - Einbände berieben, Rücken mit Knickspuren. Innen wenig gebräunt und nahezu fleckenfrei.

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        A Letter on the Construcion and Use of the Improved Foot Plough. By an Essex Farmer.

      Printed for C. Dilly 1784 - FIRST EDITION, with an engraved frontispiece, small hole in blank area at top of title-page repaired, pp. 55, 8vo, wrappers, good The third of four important works on the contruction of the plough published between 1774 and 1784 - see Fussell, More, p. 98. (ESTC N11465)

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        Recueil des pièces les plus intéressantes sur le magnétisme animal

      Chez Gastelier, Paris 1784 - Un volume in-8° de 1f - 468 pages - 1 f de table. Demi-reliure moderne en cuir fauve, dos orné à 4 nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, titre doré. Mouillures sur les deux derniers feuillets et feuillet table déchiré en tête et pied, sinon très bon état. Contient : 1- Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal par M. mesmer. 2 - Lettre de l'auteur du monde primitif à ses souscripteurs sur le magnétisme animal (Court de Gébelin). 3 - Lettre sur la mort de M. Court de Gébelin. 4 - Dialogue entre un docteur de toutes les universités et académies du monde connu. 5 - Deuxième dialogue entre le même docteur et son égal en science, dignité et importance. 6 - Lettre d'un médecin de la faculté de Paris à un médecin du collège de Londres. 7 - Lettre d'un anglais à un français sur la découverte du magnétisme animal. 8 - Lettre sur le magnétisme animal adressée à M; Perdriau. 9 -Détail des cures opérées à Busancy, près Soissons par le magnétisme animal. 10 - Détail des cures opérées à Lyon par le magnétisme animal selon les principes de M. Mesmer par M. Orelut; prédédé d'une lettre à M. Mesmer. 11 - Nouvelles cures opérées par le magnétisme animal. 12 - Extrait du journal de Paris du 16 aout 1764. 13 Lettre de M. Mesmer à M.***. 580g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Neptun und Thetis oder Amphitrite.

      1784. Radierung, 1784, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Lilie. 17,3:25,5 cm. Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit vollem Rand, in diesem Knickfalten geglättet. Literatur: Nagler 5. Wagenschön schuf dieses Bildthema in zwei Varianten.. Über Wagenschöns erste Ausbildung ist nichts bekannt. Seit 1751 besuchte er die Wiener Akademie, heiratete 1770 und wurde mit der Aufnahmearbeit "Minerva als Beschützerin der Künste" Mitglied der Wiener Akademie. Stilistisch verband er den österreichischen Spätbarock mit flämischen Einflüssen, insbesondere auf Rubens griff er häufig zurück. Besonders zahlreiche Werke schuf er in Ungarn: Altarblätter, Genrebilder und Porträts. In seinen sieben Radierungen, die von ihm bekannt sind und die Nagler "geistreich" nennt, finden sich Anklänge an den Radierstil des Antwerpeners Cornelis Schut (1597-1655).

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        Beschreibung der Insel Sumatra, besonders in Ansehung des Handels, und der dahin gehörigen Merkwürdigketen. Nebst einer Original-Charte. Mit einer Vorrede von Gottlob Benedict von Schirach.(Hamburg, Bohn, 1782). 8vo. Large folding engraved map of Sumatra (580 x 500 mm). Later three-quarter calf with gilt title on spine, marbled boards.

      Landwehr, VOC, 510-11 (first German resp. first Dutch edition); R. van Gelder, Het Oost-Indisch avontuur, p. 101. Fine and very rare second edition of the first book published on Sumatra, describing its foreign trading relations, geography, the Dutch trading places on the island and remarks on the English and Indian trade. It is the most reliable source on the island from that time, together with Marsdens History of Sumatra from 1784. The work was originally published as the second part of the Neue Sammlung von Reisebeschreibungen, Band 3. Our copy doesn't have that title-page, but its own title! The first edition was published in 1781. The contents of the second edition is identical with the first edition. The very interesting main text is preceded by the author's dedication to Owe von Hoegh Guldberg, privy councillor of the king of Denmark and Norway (III-X) and a preface by Gottlob Benedict von Schirach, dated Altona, 13 december 1781 (XI-XXXII). Adolphe Eschels-Kroon, originally from Denmark, served the VOC for 18 years of which 8 at Sumatra's west coast. There he travelled through regions which only few Europeans had seen up to that time.Fine copy.

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        Storia delle arti del disegno presso gli antichi tradotta dal Tedesco

      1784. WINCKELMANN, Johann Joachim. Storia Delle Arti del Disegno. Translated by Carlo Fea. Three volumes. [4], xcvi, 451, [1]; 427, [1]; xii, 604 pp. With 128 plates, of which 1 is folding, 63 are full page and 64 are smaller engravings throughout the text. 4to., 265 x 186 mm, uniformly bound in contemporary Italian vellum over boards, gilt-lettering on tan title-labels on spines. Rome: Stamperia Pagliarini, 1783-1784. |~||~||~||~||~| Second Italian Edition, greatly enlarged textually and graphically. It was translated by Carlo Fea (1753-1834), with his interesting preface and extensive commentary. Fea's edition has become greatly esteemed for its precise and thoughtful notes, which were added contrary to the wishes of the author. In the preface, Fea states that he hopes Winckelmann, as a scholar, would understand his actions. This second edition adds Fea's personal essay Sulle Rovine di Roma ("Dissertation on the Ruins of Rome") in the third volume. The first Italian Edition was issued in two volumes of 762 pages and only18 full-page plates. This Italian edition of Winckelmann's masterpiece was an important publishing event; it was expanded to over 1600 pages and 128 illustrations. Fea's Italian edition made the conclusions reached by this formidable German art historian available to Italian scholars in their own language. A landmark in the study of Classical art, truly "an important book, sometimes called the first modern history of art" (Arntzen and Rainwater, H130). Carlo Fea (1752-1836) was an Italian archaeologist and librarian of the Biblioteca at the Villa Chigi. In 1800 he was appointed Commissario delle Antichità in 1800 by Pope Pius VII and in 1801 was appointed president of the Capitoline Museum. Fèa was responsible for the 1802 antiquities regulations that stimulated new archaeological investigations of major Roman monuments, including the Arch of Constintine, Arch of Septimus Severus and the Flavian ampitheater (Colosseum). He personally worked on the restoration of the Pantheon in 1804. He published a guide to the antiquities of Rome, Nouva descrizione de' monumenti antichi in 1819, which remains an important study of the time. His work on Etruscan vases, Storia dei vasi fittili, appeared in 1832. Occasional incidents of brown toning to leaves and/or insignificant spotting; overall a fine copy in attrractive contemporary Italian bindings. PROVENANCE: Marchese Giuseppe Arconati Visconti (1797-1883) with his crowned oval stamp at foot of title-page. Visconti was the owner of the famed Lombardian villa Castelazzo, designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Ruggeri and possessing the largest and most elaborate landscape gardens in Lombardy. (See: Egisto Bragaglia, Gli ex libris italiani, # 1835). Brunet V, 1463 ("Augmentée des notes et d'une dissertation de Carlo Fea, ce qui lui donne de la valeur"). Schlosser-Magnino 676. Cicognara 59. Vinet 1255.

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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

      Wien: Ehelensche Schriften 1783-1784 - 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 Žižka, 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! Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prose e versi per onorare la memoria di Livia Doria Caraffa, Principessa... della Roccella.

      Parma, Reale stamperia, 1784. 4to (30:22 cm). Mit 2 gestoch. Porträttafeln, 2 allegor. Kupfertaf. v. R. Morghen, 4 ganzseit. gest. Zwischentiteln v. S. Bianchi, 69 gest. Kopfvign., 42 Culs-de-lampe u. 41 gest. Initialen sowie 16 gest. Umrahmungen v. S. Bianchi. 4 Bll., 407 S., 1 Bl. u. 1 Bl. vor S. 339. Prgt. d. frühen 20. Jh. (um 1930) mit Rückentitel (Ecken bestoßen, minimalste Wurmspuren). Brooks 250; Brunet IV, 909; Gamba 2420 Anm. ("magnificamente impressa"). - Erste Ausgabe der Slg. verschiedener Autoren, als eleganter Luxusdruck zu Geschenkzwecken produziert. "Ce volume, magnifiquement execute, a ete tire a un petit nombre d'exemplaires pour etre distribue en presents" (Brunet). - Breitrandig, vereinzelt fleckig, wenige Bll. mit kl. Feuchtigkeitsspur im Rand. Gelenke vor dem Titel u. zwischen S. 406-07 verstärkt. Das Frontispiz mit kl. rep. Einriß. - First edition, richly illustrated. - Wide margins, minor spotting in places, slight marginal dampstaining to few leaves, inner margin of title and first portrait and between pp. 406-407 restored. Bound in early 20th cent. vellum..

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        The Royal Society Medal, in commemoration of Captain Cook.`

      London: Royal Society, 1784. Silver medal, 43 mm. diameter; relief bust of Captain Cook on recto, full-length relief portrait of Fortune leaning on a column while resting her hand upon a rudder and globe on verso; very good ("extremely fine"). One of 322 silver specimens. The Royal Society's formal memorial to the great navigator. Fellows of the Royal Society were entitled to a free bronze medal, while silver and gold issues were available by subscription only; some were reserved for presentation. L. Richard Smith (in The Royal Society Cook Medal, Sydney, 1982) has suggested a probable final minting figure of 22 gold, 322 silver and 577 bronze medals. An engraving of the medal was printed on the title-page of the second and third editions (and some copies of the first) of the official account.The commissioning of this medal was due above all else to the efforts of Sir Joseph Banks, who supervised 'the minting and distribution of the Royal Society Cook medal as a personal task coincident with the publication of the narrative of the tragic third voyage' (H.B. Carter, Sir Joseph Banks, 1988, p. 168). Cook's European reputation is borne out by several letters to Banks from the Continent requesting specimens of the medal, including one from Bougainville, who wrote in June 1785 to remind Banks that as a member since 1756 he felt entitled to one (see The Banks Letters, ed. W.R. Dawson, 1958, p. 122).

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        Lommebog for Skuespilyndere. 3 bd. (Det udkomne).

      . Kbhvn.: J.H. Thiele 1784-86. 12mo. Med 3 kobberst. titelblade og 13 plancher stukket af Bradt, J.F. Clemens og Madame Clemens. [10]+244; [10]+304; [4]+346 s. Attraktivt saet indbundet i samtidigt halvlaeder med farvede titelfelter og rigt dekoreret med guld pa rygge. * Overordentlig sjaelden i denne stand og i ensartede bind. I bind 2, side 74, findes originaltrykket af Jens Baggesens digt "Til Roses Skygge", der ikke siden er optrykt, se Plesner s. 13. <br>Fr. Schwarz (1753-1838), var skuespiller og scenisk paedagog. Tiden var til en omdefinering af skuespillerens rolle, fra at vaere handvaerker til en selvstaendig skabende kunster, og Ss virke skal ses netop i lyset af dette. Han var drevet af trangen til oplysning og uddannelse, og det gjorde ham til pioner pa en raekke omrader: Han sörgede for, at de moderne europaeiske teorier om skuespilkunsten blev tilgaengelige for hans kollegaer, han var den förste af teatrets skuespillere, der drog pa studierejse til udlandet, og han udgav som den förste et teatertidsskrift, Lommebog for Skuespilyndere 1-3 1784-86, hvori han skrev den förste samlede fremstilling af dansk teaters historie. Men det er pa det teaterpaedagogiske omrade, han satte sig flest spor: Han udviklede begrebet 'Instructeur', dvs. vejleder for skuespillerelever og opsynsmand med prövearbejdet, og i ca. 40 ar, som oftest alene, udfyldte han det embede. Det var S, der i 1777 stod for oprettelsen af Det Dramatiske Selskab, der blev et vigtigt forum for intern kritik og samarbejde mellem teatrets yngre skuespillere. Desuden var han oversaetter af en raekke dramatiske vaerker til Det Kongelige Teater. [Gyldendals Teaterleksikon]. DBL(3) XIII, 263. Bibl. Danica I, 1081. Kobberne viser 6 skuespillerportraeter og 7 scenebilleder..

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        Description et usage d'un cabinet de physique experimentale

      Second edition, illustrated with 51 folding plates (23 for Volume I and 28 for the second, at the end of volume) on strong paper. Full calf blond glossy period. Back adorned nerve. Part of title in red morocco. Volume numbers gilded and rubbed. Various frictions. Two corners bumped. Good copy, fresh. Extraordinary teacher and demonstrator, Sigaud Background follows the course of the Abbe Nollet (no less famous for his experiments in physics and electricity) which he will succeed, and quickly provides a firm experimental physics early. His experiments are many and engage in many areas, electricity, but also phosphorus, the recipe for toothpaste, medicine ... With time, he devoted himself more fully to his office and his physical experiments even though maintain a teaching activity admired throughout Europe. Chez Gueffier A Paris 1784 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,3cm) (4) xvj, 396pp. (23Pl.) et (4) 474pp. (2) (28Pl.) relié

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        THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, AS ESTABLISHED BY THE GENERAL CONVENTION. CAREFULLY COMPARED WITH THE ORIGINAL. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE, "WHETHER THE CONSTITUTION HAS BEEN PRESERVED INVIOLATE IN EVERY PART...."

      Philadelphia: Francis Bailey, 1784.. 64pp. Later three-quarter burgundy morocco and marbled boards, with title in gilt on spine. Hinges slightly rubbed, corners lightly worn. Slight tanning to first and final leaves, otherwise internally clean. Very good. The Jay Snider copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. The constitution of Pennsylvania, as adopted by the 1776 Convention, with a complete roster of its members. The first printing of the constitution is a major rarity, and this 1784 edition, with additions, is the first readily obtainable edition. In the added "Report" the Council of Censors finds that the constitution has been freely violated and recommends certain amendments. An entirely new, more conservative, constitution was produced in 1790. EVANS 18680. NAIP w030514. HILDEBURN 4458. EBERSTADT, AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONS (166) 129. SABIN 60015. COHEN 3255.

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        Dansk Agerdyrkeres - især den til Hovedgaard hæftede Festebondes Kaar og borgerlige Rettigheder, som saavidt samme ere bestemte ved Lovene; eller vort Landvæsens System som det var 1783, politisk betragtet.

      1.-3. binds første Stykke. [Det udkomne]. Kbhvn. 1784-86. XII + 462; XVI + 171; 71; 102; 134; 123 s. Indbundet i 2 conforme samtidige halvlæderbind med guldtryk og farvede titel- og tomefelter på ryggene. Gamle navne på titelblade.. Foranledigede af Rasmus Nyerup: Brev til en Bonde i Fyen fra hans Broder i Kiøbenhavn. 1784. Krarup Pedersen 2292. Bibl. Dan. II,1004.Bind 2-3 indeholder: Forklaring over Ønsket, at Kongen, især ved Premie, eller Hielp i Penge, vilde skaffe Landboesagen nye Skik.Tanker om den danske Bondes Pligt at pleye Fødestavn, fremsatte med Hensyn paa den Meening, at Pligten har Grund i Jorddrotternes livlige Rettighed. Er Staeten best tient med stoere, eller med smaa Bøndergaarde? Og var det en rimelig Bøn til Regieringen, at smaa Jordlodder - enhver Festeres Ret uforkrænket - maatte legges sammen for at udgiøre stoere?Vort Landsbyeskolevæsen.Hvorfor skulle vi ønske Landvæsens Systemets Forandring?

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        Table Showing the Cubic Volume of all Varieties of Hewn Timber, with Dimension Calculations. & Royal Swedish Dimensions and Building Procedures for the year 1776

      Sweden, 1784. Tabell som visar cubic-innehållet af alla Sorter Fyrhuggit Virke, efter dimensionerne utråknat. [&] Kongel. Svenska Måtare och Wråkare Ordningen af år 1776. [Table Showing the Cubic Volume of all Varieties of Hewn Timber, with Dimension Calculations. & Royal Swedish Dimensions and Building Procedures for the year 1776.] Tryckt uti Kongl. Amiralitets-Tryckeriet, Carlscrona, 1783 & 1784 [Published by the Royal Admiralty Printing Office, Karlskrona, 1783 & 1784] 8vo. Two works in one purpose-made leather binding, five raised bands, label to spine, fold-over flap, hand sewn leather strap. 181 pages; 43 pages, respectively, plus 4 fold-out plates for illustration, printed on laid watermarked paper. Text is in Swedish. Ownership initials "J.H.D'A" to title page of Jakob Henrik d'Ailly (James Henry d'Ailly, 1789-1858), a leading shipbuilding engineer for the Swedish Royal Navy. Also the initials of his son, to front board and title page, "Aug. d'Ailly" Johan Christian August d'Ailly, (1822 Karlskrona - 1877 Stockholm). With an additional 23 page manuscript calculation table placed within, and manuscript calculations made to flyleaf. Age-toning and bowing to boards, otherwise very good condition, scarce eighteenth century shipbuilding directives. Owned and signed by two notable men, father and son, in the Swedish Navy, and accompanied by further manuscript timber measurement calculations, this volume provides a rare insight into early shipbuilding methods for galleons and sloops to be used in the mighty Swedish Navy then being augmented by Gustav III, King of Sweden. Both works are exceedingly scarce, with only a single copy of each known to be held by the National Library of Sweden. The first work consists of exacting timber calculations specific to shipbuilding, comprises 181 pages of charts, and concludes with a succinct explanation of the formulas used. The second work provides detailed instructions for shipbuilding, with sections on the keel, the prow, masts, crooked logs, how to bend timber, making beams, making knees for a galleon, straight timber, anchor logs, oak planks, brief notes on sloops and nails, so forth. The latter is 43 pages plus 3 charts unpaginated, and 4 folding illustrations showing how to cut and bend timber. The ownership inscription to the front board and to the title page "Aug. d'Ailly" are that of Major Johan Christian August d'Ailly (1822-1877) a naval engineer involved in the construction and design of vessels for the Swedish Navy. Fascinated by the early steam engine, he was sent away for three years, first to the Motala shipyard in 1846 where he studied machinery made at Gefle [the port of Gavle], then to Norrköping to study steam engines and iron ship construction. In 1848 he was granted an engineer officer's salary and was posted at the iron and metal workshop in Carlscrona. From 1857 to 1866 he was an instructor at the Navy's Fleet Engineering school, then at the Navy's Shipbuilding Institute. From 1862 to 1863 he was selected to travel to the United States to study 'Monitor' style ship design and construction under Swedish born John Ericsson. D'Ailly toured rolling mills, gun foundries, and several different ironclads under construction. He returned to Sweden in 1863 having completed the drawings of a Monitor-type ship. He became Director of marine engineering in 1867. The Danish Navy Ministry solicited his expertise in 1869 to make proposals for larger armored gunboats. d'Ailly became a member of the Naval Society in 1858, the a knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1864, a member of the Academy of War Sciences in 1866, a knight in the Order of the Polar Star in 1868, member of a few other chivalric orders, including several foreign orders. Johan Christian August was born in Karlskrona, the son of Colonel Jakob Henrik D'Ailly. The title page also bears the initials "J.H.D'A" - Colonel Jakob Henrik d'Ailly (1789-1858) [James Henry D'Ailly] - the original owner of the Swedish naval shipbuilding books, and father to the latter. The Colonel was made second-in-command of the engineering and construction for the Swedish Navy by the Admiralty. In the late seventeenth century, at the behest of Charles XI, the Swedish Royal Navy was entirely restructured; and, the recent war having demonstrated the unsuitability of Stockholm as a naval station, the construction of a new arsenal was begun at Karlskrona. After seventeen years of financial difficulties, the twofold enterprise was completed. At the death of Charles XI, Sweden could boast of a fleet of forty-three three-deckers, manned by 11,000 men and armed with 2,648 guns, and one of the finest arsenals in the world. Under the reign of King Gustav III, from 1771 to 1792, the Swedish Navy was enlarged to become one of the most formidable in Europe, and a grand naval victory was made. In 1790, with the Battle of Svensksund, Swedish naval forces defeated and devastated the Russian fleet, ending the Russo-Swedish War. Gustav III was personally leading his navy in the battle at sea, which is regarded as the greatest naval victory ever gained by the Swedish Navy. Karlskrona (Carlscrona) is a locality and the seat of Karlskrona Municipality, Blekinge County. It is Sweden's only baroque city and is host to Sweden's only remaining naval base and the headquarters of the Swedish Coast Guard. The city was founded in 1680 when the Royal Swedish Navy was relocated from the Stockholm area to the Trossö island, chosen for its strategic position and short sailing distances to the German and Baltic provinces. At the time Sweden was the dominant military power in the Baltic sea region, but needed a better strategic location against Denmark, since southern parts of Sweden had been conquered only a few decades before. The city grew quickly and by 1750 Karlskrona had about 10,000 inhabitants. The shipyard in Karlskrona was established almost at the same time as the city. It was a necessity because of the heavy losses the Swedish navy had suffered in 1659. In 1711, the shipyard was Sweden's largest industrial employer with 1,100 workers. The islet of Stumholmen was formerly property of the Navy and today it houses the National Naval Museum (Marinmuseum).. Very Good.

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        Indian Fig

      - Daniel Carthidge The Figures of Several Plants both Exotic, & of British Produce England, 1784 Watercolor Pper size approximately 14 1/8&#148; x 87/8&#148;; 24&#148; x 19&#148; framed This exquisite botanical watercolor, from a collection of thirteen, by the British artist Daniel Carthidge were the original studies for a volume of engravings intended to illustrate the exotic crops including fruits, teas and spices cultivated in areas throughout the West Indies and American Colonies under British possession. This suite of watercolors, executed in 1784, depict trees and plants that the English used on a daily basis, most notably tea, coffee, cinnamon, pepper, and lemons. Yet while such things were imported and readily available in England, few citizens really had any notion of the actual appearance of such plants. Other watercolors represent species that were more obscure to the British, including papayas and pineapples, which generally could not last for the long trip to England from the colonies. Many of the imported spices were not only praised for flavor, but for medicinal attributes, such as cinnamon used as a stimulant and astringent, as well as a food preserver, and ginger for its digestive attributes and aiding in warding off colds. Even after England lost its most important colony, America, the British Empire remained vast in the last decades of the 18th century. Many English artists looked for inspiration in the exotic flora and fauna of the more distant colonies, and the British populace provided a ready and eagerly curious market for such images. Carthidge&#146;s striking interpretations of these exotic images satisfied such public appetite for knowledge of the far away colonies, and won him great acclaim in the process. Representing a selection of the prototypes he personally created for an engraved publication, titled, The Figures of Several Plants both Exotics & of British Produce, this original watercolor renders abundantly clear the reasons for Carthidge&#146;s success.

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        A Treatise on Ploughs and Wheel Carriages [and] An Essay on the Construction of the Plough Deduced from Mathematical Principles and Experiments with and Appendix Containing the Description of a Drill

      Edinburgh, London, Newcastle: Printed by James Small; sold by W Creech, C Elliot and T Cadell. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and edge-worn with tears to leather along front cover. Light marking to spine. Some foxing and sporadic light marking within. Extinct worming to spine and prelims. One plate split along crease without loss. Contents otherwise generally clean and tight. 1784. First Edition. Leather cover. 210mm x 230mm (8" x 9"). 250pp, 71pp. 9 plates (mainly folding) comprising designs for ploughs and wheel carriages. Two treatise bound as one. The second being John Bailey's essay on the construction of the plough and published in 1795. .

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        Voyage dans les parties interieures de L&#146;Amerique Septentrionale pendant les années 1766, 1767 y 1768. Ecuyer Capitsaine d&#146;une Compagnie de Troupes Provinciales pendant la guerre du Canada entre la France & l&#146;Angleterre. Ouvrage traduit sur la troisieme edition Angloise par M. de C. avec des remarques & quelques additions du traducteur.

      Pistot, Paris 1784 - 24 pp., XXVIII pp., 457 pp. y 1 mapa plegado. Primera edición francesa de esta estimada obra que contiene la narración del viaje y estancia en diferentes lugares del interior de la America Septentrional que llevó a cabo el Capitán Jonhatan Carver.La obra esta dividida en cuatro partes, y se puede considerar una gran fuente de información etnográfica de estas poblaciones indias. Hay multitud de curiosos detalles sobre la geografía interior de esta parte del continente Americano, así como un pequeño diccionario frances-chippevay" con un total de 250 palabras y algunos términos numéricos, y otro "frances-nadoessis"con unas 100 palabras. Termina con una cancion de caza "Naudowessie" y su traducción al francés.Hay también referencias a otras lenguas que hablaban los habitantes de estos pequeños y desconocidos pueblos, como el "Killistinos" o el "Chippeways".Ejemplar con pequeñísima picadura de polilla que no afecta al texto, en la esquina superior derecha de las primeras cinco hojas.First French edition. Account of the French and Indian War, and of Major Robert Rogers&#146;s attempt to find the northwest passage. When separated from the rest of the mission, Carver had lived with the Dakota Sioux and "closely recorded their customs and culture in great detail" (ODNB). Despitedoubts about its authenticity his account became "the most popular substantial account of any Amerindians originally written in English, and it enjoyed sixteen editions by the end of the century and translations into Dutch, German, and French."Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments. 24 pp., XXVIII pp., 457 pp. and one folding map. Sabin 11188. Piel de la época, lomera con nervios, tejuelo y adornos dorados.

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        The History Of the Absorbent System, Part the First. Containing the Chylography or Description of the Human Lacteal Vessels with the Different Methods of Discovering, Injecting, and Preparing Them, and the Instruments Used for these Purposes

      London: Author, 1784. First Edition. 1/4 Calf. Very Good. Part the First, but the only part published. Rebound in recent 1/4 black calf - an attractive, simple, binding. Sheldon was an expert in embalming techniques and the lymphatic system, making "a balloon ascent (1784) to assess the effects of flight on the human body. He became terrified, vomited and collapsed in the balloon basket, testimony to the mental and emotional considerations of flight." Variously foxed, endpapers and title page show chipping at corners, one page of list of subscribers is loose, otherwiser complete with Title page, 2 page letter to the Royal Societym, list of subscribers, introduction (vi pp), 52pp text and 6 engravings, each with a page of text descriptuon. The plates are sometimes described as foldingbut are simply full page (12" x 9") plates. Plates show modest soiling and foxing and there is a small water stain near the gutter at the bottom of Plates 2 and 3 and the corner of 6, a small tear to the edge of plate 5 and the edges of plates 5 and 6 are a bit frayed in the margins. Generally attractive though, and a lovely, wide margin production of this important book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Medicine & Health; Inventory No: 033003.

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        Atti Arcadi della solenne acclamazione di sua maestá Gustavo III re di Svezia sotto le pastorali denominazioni di Anassandro Cheronèo.

      Rom, 1784. Folio. (8) s. Med grav. titelvinjett och ytterligare en grav. vinjett i texten. Ngt nött rött pappbd från början av 1900-talet med en kopia av Gustav III:s pärmstpl på främre pärmen.. Arcadernas akademis hyllning av Gustav III vid hans inträde i sällskapet den 12 april 1784 under sitt uppehåll i Rom. Han gavs tillnamnet Anassandro Cheronèo. Akademiens första skyddspatron var drottning Kristina

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        Herrn Jourdain Zahnarzt, und Mitglied des Collegiums der Mundärzte zu Paris. Abhandlung über die chirurgischen Krankheiten des Mundes und der mit demselben in Verbindung stehenden Theile. Nebst einer Beschreibung der dabey vorkommenden chirurgischen Operationen. Zweyter Theil.

      Nürnberg: Johann Adam Stein 1784 - OPBd.der Zeit, 672 S., Inhalt des zweyten Theils, 3 gefalt. Kupfern im Text, 8°. Rückendeckel fehlt. Titelblatt gestempelt. Einband etwas gelockert, meistens HIGel.Bereich. Kanten gering beschabt. Frisches Exemplar. sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cactus

      - Daniel Carthidge The Figures of Several Plants both Exotic, & of British Produce England, 1784 Watercolor Pper size approximately 14 1/8&#148; x 87/8&#148;; 24&#148; x 19&#148; framed This exquisite botanical watercolor, from a collection of thirteen, by the British artist Daniel Carthidge were the original studies for a volume of engravings intended to illustrate the exotic crops including fruits, teas and spices cultivated in areas throughout the West Indies and American Colonies under British possession. This suite of watercolors, executed in 1784, depict trees and plants that the English used on a daily basis, most notably tea, coffee, cinnamon, pepper, and lemons. Yet while such things were imported and readily available in England, few citizens really had any notion of the actual appearance of such plants. Other watercolors represent species that were more obscure to the British, including papayas and pineapples, which generally could not last for the long trip to England from the colonies. Many of the imported spices were not only praised for flavor, but for medicinal attributes, such as cinnamon used as a stimulant and astringent, as well as a food preserver, and ginger for its digestive attributes and aiding in warding off colds. Even after England lost its most important colony, America, the British Empire remained vast in the last decades of the 18th century. Many English artists looked for inspiration in the exotic flora and fauna of the more distant colonies, and the British populace provided a ready and eagerly curious market for such images. Carthidge&#146;s striking interpretations of these exotic images satisfied such public appetite for knowledge of the far away colonies, and won him great acclaim in the process. Representing a selection of the prototypes he personally created for an engraved publication, titled, The Figures of Several Plants both Exotics & of British Produce, this original watercolor renders abundantly clear the reasons for Carthidge&#146;s success.

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        Journal of the Senate of the State of New York, (Seventh Session, 1784)

      New York: Printed by E. Holt, Printer to the State. 1784. First. First edition. Subtitle reads, "At their first Meeting of the Seventh Session, begun and holden at the City-Hall in the City of New York, on Tuesday, the sixth Day of January, 1784." Folio. Unbound and untrimmed as issued in folded sheets. Incomplete. Consists of pages 59-134, and pages 61-168: i.e., two distinct sets of separately paginated sheets, each set recording a unique account of the daily proceedings in March, April, and May of 1784. It thus appears that two printed accounts of the same proceedings: one "official," the other "secret," (not an uncommon practice at the time) are here mixed together. Scattered chipping to the page edges affecting the letterpress at the margins of only some of the outermost leaves of each set, else good or better. ESTC locates four copies of one edition only: "147,[1] pages." No variants are noted. Evans 18644, ESTC W33312. .

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        A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. ONE MAIN OBJECT OF WHICH, IS, TO ESTABLISH A PLAIN AND PERMANENT STANDARD OF PRONUNCIATION. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A RHETORICAL GRAMMAR

      Dublin: Printed by P. Wogan ... and P. Byrne, 1784.. [4],[16],[v]-lxix,[1]pp. followed by I2-3F4 [839pp]. Thick octavo (signed in 4s). Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt label. Two early ink signatures on slightly creased title, another on blank verso of terminal leaf, corner of old binder's preliminary blank restored, some occasional spotting, foxing or soiling, light discoloration to a few upper margins; a good, sound copy. First Dublin edition, incorporating the dedication "To the Lords and Gentlemen of the Volunteer Assosiations [sic] of Ireland." The first edition appeared in London in 1780, supported by a substantial number of subscribers, among whom were Garrick and Boswell. The 16pp of subscribers to this edition is overwhelmingly, but not exclusively, Irish and among the exceptions are Benjamin Franklin (20 copies) and George Washington. Sheridan's DICTIONARY is counted among the earliest substantial accomplishments in the progress toward standards of pronunciation, and though this Dublin edition is somewhat abridged, it is rather uncommon and enjoys the identification with Sheridan's Irish birth and periods of residence. ESTC T154433.

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        A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies. By the Abbé Raynal. 6 vol. Translated by J. O. Justamond. Engraved portrait, 7 engraved plates, 4 folding engraved maps, bookplate of the Countess of Harrington.

      Dublin, Printed for John Exshaw and Luke White, 1784. (12) + 536 + (8) + 564 + (10) + 571 + (10) + 572 + (8) + 543 + (8) + 469 + (6) + 573 + (83) pp. Contemporary vellum by Edward of Halifax, with Harrington arms in gilt on covers. Red and green spine labels, gilt. A very attractive set

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        Dell?utilità dei conduttori elettrici

      Marelli 1784 Engraved title vignette, head - piece, initial, and 1 folding engraved plate. Original wrappers, top of front wrapper torn away; minor spotting on preliminary and endleaves, otherwise an excellent unsophisticated copy preserved in a folding clamshell box. First edition of the author?s fascinating treatise on lightning rods. Landriani treats not only practical matters of construction and use, but also incorporates a section on scientific theory, differentiating between natural and artificial electricity. He provides a detailed description of Franklin?s experiments, and includes a catalogue of all known lightning rods installed in Europe. Landriani (1746 - 1815), physicist and inventor, was one of a small group of eighteenth - century Italian scientists who received government funds to travel for the purpose of investigating scientific advances in other countries. A number of letters from scientists such as Saussure and Toaldo, among others, are published here for the first time. Along with Fontana, Landriani also developed the science of eudiometry, a method of verifying the healthiness of the air.

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        Le bijou de société ou l'amusement des Grâces.

      - A Paphos, l'An des Plaisirs, s.e., (1784); 2 parties en deux volumes in-16 (116 x 76 mm), 1 f.n.ch. + 101 pp. + 101 ff. de planches interfoliés (paginations continues), plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos lisses ornés à faux nerfs, pièces de titre rouges, pièces de tomaison vertes, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, filet sur les coupes, tranches dorées (petites épidermures et traces de restauration aux mors). Les 2 volumes. Dutel A-148. Gay-Lemonnier I, 400. Cohen-De Ricci I, 198. Édition entièrement gravée (texte et illustrations) sur un vergé épais filigrané Auvergne, de 101 pièces de Rousseau, Grécourt, Piron, etc. Ces pièces figuraient déjà dans "La légende joyeuse, ou les cent une leçons de Lampsaque" (1749), et le "Cabinet de Lampsaque" (1784). Elle est ornée de 101 gravures, dont certaines à caractère érotique, de Brichet d'après des dessins attribués à Claude-Louis Desrais. Quelques mouillures sur les deux premiers feuillets du premier volume, le dernier feuillet imprimé et les derniers feuillets de garde du deuxième volume. 1784 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's ship the Endeavour

      London: C. Dilly and J. Phillips, 1784. Quarto, frontispiece portrait, double-hemisphere map and 27 engraved plates, all with contemporary handcolouring, with the uncommon errata slip; fine in full contemporary tree calf, joints split but quite firm. An exceptionally complete copy of the rare hand-coloured Parkinson, with the "Gomeldon" leaves. A superb tall copy in a fine contemporary binding of the wonderful handcoloured Parkinson, one of the most beautiful of any of the accounts of sailing with Cook, complete with the famous "Gomeldon" pages.The most desirable form in which this great book can appear: this is one of the extremely rare examples of the second and best edition of the work with all the engravings enhanced by very bold original handcolouring. This surprisingly bright and vivid colouring must have constituted a publisher's de luxe issue, and any such copy is very rare.Parkinson accompanied Cook on the first voyage as a draughtsman in the employ of Joseph Banks, and was one of many to die when the Endeavour called at Batavia on the way home. His effects were forwarded to his brother, who used them to publish the first edition of this work in 1773, much to the dismay of Banks. Despite the legal wrangling between Banks and the Parkinson family, the account is now recognised as the principal alternative account of Cook's first voyage and the most handsome of all the unofficial accounts of any of Cook's voyages.In 1784, the same year that the official account of Cook's third voyage account was published, this new and rather complicated edition was published with all manner of extra material: an additional appendix, a large double-hemisphere map showing the tracks of Cook's three voyages, a long résumé of the voyages of Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Bougainville, a summary of Cook's second and third voyages, and an explanatory note and postscript.This copy has a further claim because it includes the fullest possible suite of text, including the extremely rare and puzzling four-pages which print a letter from Parkinson written in Batavia to his cousin Jane Gomeldon, her reply, and a poem addressed by her to Parkinson on his impending return from the voyage (these four-pages have long intrigued collectors and bibliographers: for a discussion of their rarity and significance see the Kroepelien catalogue, the New Zealand National Bibliography, as well as work by Sir Maurice Holmes and Rodney Davidson among others, the last of whom described it as "an extremely rare variant which is probably one of the rarest items of Australiana..."). As discussed by Holmes in some detail, the Gomeldon pages seem to have been printed for inclusion in the first edition of 1773 but were not ready until after the book was sold and distributed. This is only the second time Hordern House have handled such a copy.

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        Schriftstück mit eigenh. Zusatz

      O. O., 8. IV. 1784. - 1 Zeile auf 1 S. Folio. Eine Eingabe des "Controleur général" für den in Not geratenen Vicomte de la Barthe mit der Bitte um Unterstützung, die der König mit den Worten genehmigt: "Bon pour 2000 l[ivres] de gratification extraordinaire".

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        Dell’utilità dei conduttori elettrici

      Milan: Marelli, 1784 Engraved title vignette, head-piece, initial, and 1 folding engraved plate. Original wrappers, top of front wrapper torn away; minor spotting on preliminary and endleaves, otherwise an excellent unsophisticated copy preserved in a folding clamshell box. First edition of the author?'s fascinating treatise on lightning rods. Landriani treats not only practical matters of construction and use, but also incorporates a section on scientific theory, differentiating between natural and artificial electricity. He provides a detailed description of Franklin?'s experiments, and includes a catalogue of all known lightning rods installed in Europe. Landriani (1746-1815), physicist and inventor, was one of a small group of eighteenth-century Italian scientists who received government funds to travel for the purpose of investigating scientific advances in other countries. A number of letters from scientists such as Saussure and Toaldo, among others, are published here for the first time. Along with Fontana, Landriani also developed the science of eudiometry, a method of verifying the healthiness of the air.

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        Captain James Cook B&W engraving, Sherwin Second state

      London: J. K. Sherwin, 1784. No binding. Very Good+. SECOND STATE OF THIS MOST FAMOUS SEPARATELY PUBLISHED COOK IMAGE. Copper engraving. Paper size: 42cm x 34.5 cm (16.5 x 13.75 inches)Image size: 27.5cm x 23.5cm (11 x 9.25 inches) including drawn borderSecond state. From the portrait by Nathaniel Dance (1735-1811).Engraving has been professionally restored primarily around the outside border as this engraving was stuck to a matted frame and staining found on border. Image fine, a sharp impression. Overall condition is very good+.Heading: (Cook, James) Place Published: London Publisher: J.K. Sherwin & R. Wilkinson Date Published: Aug. 1st 1784 Title: Captain James Cook Author: Sherwin, John Keyes, engraver. James Cook (1728 - 1779). The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. Although only a warrant officer, he was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768. He made three important voyages of discovery to the South and North Pacific - charting land, sea and stars - and was the first British captain to land in Australia. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. From the portrait by Nathaniel Dance (1735 - 1811). The original portrait was commissioned by the explorer Sir Joseph Banks and was praised as an excellent likeness.Kivell and Spence Portraits of the Famous and Infamous note (p.73) "there are two states of this plate: one dated 1779, the other Aug 1 1784 with alteration to title" [they don't specify what alteration].

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        Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit. 4 Teile in 4 Bänden. Riga und Leipzig, Hartknoch 1784-1791. 8° (19,5 x 16 cm). 8 Bl., 318 S. (richtig: 298), 3 Bl.; 4 Bl., 344 S.; 2 Bl., 368 S.; 2 Bl., 340 S. Leder d. Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und reicher goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung, die Deckel mit goldgeprägtem Schmuckrahmen und Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung (Einbände etwas bestoßen und stellenweise beschabt, die Rücken stellenweise mit Läsuren).

      Riga, Leipzig: Hartknoch, 1784-1791. Erste Ausgabe. - Günther 573. - In Bd. 1 die S. 145-164 in der Paginierung übersprungen. - Bd. 4 durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. - In dieser maßgeblichen kulturphilosophischen Schrift, die als sein wichtigstes Werk gilt, faßt Herder seine gesammelten Erkenntnisse über die Welt und den Menschen zusammen: über Sprachen, Sitten, Religion und Dichtung, über Wesen und Entwicklung der Künste und Wissenschaften, über die Entstehung von Völkern und die Entwicklung historischer Vorgänge u.v.a.m. - Das Hauptwerk von einem der wohl einflußreichsten Denker der deutschen Aufklärung als Erstausgabe in zeitgenössischen Ganzledereinbänden mit schöner Patina..

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        Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons Containing Their History, Charges, Regulations, &c. First Compiled By Order of the Grand Lodge from Their Old Records, and Traditions

      London: Printed by J. Rozea , 1784. Book measures 11 x 8 3/4 inches. Collation, xii, 459,[1],pp, engraved frontis. Bound in full period leather, with gilt decoration, masonic tools, full marbel edges, marble endpapers. At some time the binding has been refurbished, calf is rubbed with loss of gilt, board corners repaired. Binding in good condition. Internally, occasional light browing or spotting. Pages in good clean condition. A nice copy, in an attractive binding. . A New Edition Revised, Enlarged . Full-Leather. Very Good. Quarto.

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        The New British Traveller;

      London: Alex Hogg, 1784 Or A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland. in fairly recent, nice, full brown leather a little bumped and worn at corners and edges. Spine has raised bands, title in gilt to red leather label. Internally, newish end papers, small repair to frontis, (vi), 7-520 pp, (4). List of subscribers, map and 60 elegant, often full page copper plates, the odd chip and small tear, small repair to edge of frontis. A lovely copy. Title goes on: Being a new, complete, accurate and extensive tour through, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney and other islands.... (ESTC T110455) (Avery AH42A145) Originally published in 60 parts. A later edition was published under the title -The new and complete English Traveler- with the 252/452 pagination error.

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        Beschreibung von Pyrmont. - Erster Band. 1 Bd.

      Lpz., Weidmanns Erben & Reich, 1784 - 1784.. Titel mit gest. Vignette, 12 Bll., 323 SS. mit 9 gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln mit 8 Ansichten und 1 Plan; 8°, neuerer HLwd.- Bd. m. Rtit. ( min. best. u. ber.). Engelmann 803. - Erste Ausgabe. - Heinrich Matthias Marcard war Badearzt in Bad Pyrmont. Er beschreibt in Bd. 1 die geographische Lage des Ortes Bad Pyrmont, geht aber auch ausführlich auf die Geologie, die verschiedenen Brunnen sowie auf das gesellschaftliche Leben ein. Alle Kupferstichtafeln ( jeweils von C.G. Geyser nach G. F. Weitsch ) befinden sich in Band 1. Sie zeigen neben einem Plan ( Bad Pyrmont mit Umgebung ), Ansichten aus dem Kurort. ( Alleen, Brunnenanlagen usw. ). - Sehr gut erhaltener und sauberer Band.

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        The New British Traveller;

      London: Alex Hogg, 1784 Or A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland. in fairly recent, nice, full brown leather a little bumped and worn at corners and edges. Spine has raised bands, title in gilt to red leather label. Internally, newish end papers, small repair to frontis, (vi), 7-520 pp, (4). List of subscribers, map and 60 elegant, often full page copper plates, the odd chip and small tear, small repair to edge of frontis. A lovely copy. Title goes on: Being a new, complete, accurate and extensive tour through, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney and other islands.... (ESTC T110455) (Avery AH42A145) Originally published in 60 parts. A later edition was published under the title -The new and complete English Traveler- with the 252/452 pagination error.

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        Captain James Cook B&W engraving, Sherwin Second state

      London: J. K. Sherwin, 1784. No binding. Very Good+. SECOND STATE OF THIS MOST FAMOUS SEPARATELY PUBLISHED COOK IMAGE. Copper engraving. Paper size: 42cm x 34.5 cm (16.5 x 13.75 inches)Image size: 27.5cm x 23.5cm (11 x 9.25 inches) including drawn borderSecond state. From the portrait by Nathaniel Dance (1735-1811).Engraving has been professionally restored primarily around the outside border as this engraving was stuck to a matted frame and staining found on border. Image fine, a sharp impression. Overall condition is very good+.Heading: (Cook, James) Place Published: London Publisher: J.K. Sherwin & R. Wilkinson Date Published: Aug. 1st 1784 Title: Captain James Cook Author: Sherwin, John Keyes, engraver. James Cook (1728 - 1779). The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. Although only a warrant officer, he was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768. He made three important voyages of discovery to the South and North Pacific - charting land, sea and stars - and was the first British captain to land in Australia. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. From the portrait by Nathaniel Dance (1735 - 1811). The original portrait was commissioned by the explorer Sir Joseph Banks and was praised as an excellent likeness.Kivell and Spence Portraits of the Famous and Infamous note (p.73) "there are two states of this plate: one dated 1779, the other Aug 1 1784 with alteration to title" [they don't specify what alteration].

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        Acts of the Council and General Assembly of the State of New-Jersey

      1784. Wilson's New Jersey Laws [New Jersey]. Wilson, Peter, Compiler. Acts of the Council and General Assembly of the State of New-Jersey from the Establishment of the Present Government, and Declaration of Independence, to the End of the first sitting of the Eighth Session, on the 24th Day of December, 1783; With the Constitution Prefixed. To Which is Annexed, an Appendix, Containing the Articles of Confederation of the United States, &c. With Two Alphabetical Tables and an Index. Trenton: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1784. [i], x, 389, 28, 4, 4, 30 pp. Folio (9" x 13-1/2"). Later quarter cloth retaining original lettering piece over original paper boards, hinges mended. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Occasional spotting, browning to some leaves. Ex-library. Institution stamp to title page. * Second issue. Known as "Wilson's Laws," this fascinating compilation of Revolutionary-era acts opens an interesting window on the state in the years between the Revolution and the ratification of the Federal Constitution. Wilson, a resident of Bergen County, was the principal of the Hackensack Academy. He was a member of the New Jersey State Assembly from 1778-1781 and again in 1787. Felcone notes an earlier issue, which is distinguished by a slightly different title page reading "Acts of the General Assembly" instead of "Acts of the Council and General Assembly." The Charlemagne Tower Collection of Colonial Laws 564. Felcone, New Jersey Books 162.

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        Observations on the Commerce of the American States with an Appendix, containing tables of the imports and exports of Great Britain to and from all parts Also, the exports of America, &c with remarks on those tables, and on the late proclamations, &c

      London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1784. (iv); [1]-(16); [1]-287; (i); 24 pages. Uncut page edges. 10 of 11 folding tables and a number of others (lacks table nine). U3 page repair. Rebound in marbled boards with paper covered spine and printed label. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO THE MARQUIS OF CARMARTHEN. "Sheffield was one of the leading authorities of the time on matters relating to commerce and agriculture; his Observations on the Commerce of the American States was written in opposition to the bill introduced by Pitt in 1783, proposing to relax the navigation laws in favour of the United States". A new edition, much enlarged. Very Good. 8vo.. Book.

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        La Véritable manière d'instruire les Sourds et Muets, confirmée par une longue expérience.

      Voir nos visuels, 1è ed. sous ce titre, Chez Nyon l'ainé, Paris, XXIV+343+(5)pp, 1784. Sans le tableau dépliant original, joint ici en fac-similé. Ex-libris manuscrit. In-12, reliure plein veau, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges, gardes marbrées, intérieur assez propre, rares rousseurs, galeries de vers, petits manques de cuir et frottements. Très rare ex. Envoi soigné (E30).

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        Branche de Grenade d'Europe (rose)

      Paris 1784 - Jacques Charton Illustrated plate from Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages Paris: 1784 Hand-colored copperplate engraving 17&#148; x 11&#148;; 22 1/2&#148; x 18&#148; framed Framed in museum quality frame, mounted with archival materials with uv plexiglass In the early 18th century, France turned away from imperial aspirations to focus on more personal and pleasurable pursuits. As political life and private morals relaxed, the change was mirrored by a new style in art, one that was more intimate, and decorative. Louis XIV&#146;s desire to glorify his dignity and the magnificence of France had been well served by the monumental and formal qualities of most seventeenth-century French art. But members of the succeeding court began to decorate their elegant homes in a lighter, more delicate manner. This new style has been known since the last century as rococo, from the French word, rocaille, for rock and shell garden ornamentation. First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Painters turned to the sensual surface delights of color and light, and from weighty religious and historical subjects to more intimate scenes. These original hand-colored engravings from a collection of 59 from Jacques Charton&#146;s, Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages are splendid examples of the French decorative arts produced in Paris in 1784, just previous to the French Revolution. These lovely engravings, most likely executed for porcelain designs, show a variety of exotic natural history subjects, mainly flowering plants and shells, accompanied by animals or insects, some with accompanying background vignettes. The style of representation ranges from the mildly stylized but naturalistic to the intensely fantastical, verging on the surreal such as, a selection of &#147;fruits of the sea&#148; hanging from the branches of a plant emerging from a seashell. This style would soon give way to one that adhered to the austerity and democratic spirit of the revolutionaries at the end of the century.

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