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        TROIS TRIOS pour Violon, Viole, et Violoncelle par W. A. MOZART

      chez T. Mollo, Tranquillo et Comp. 1784 TROIS TRIOS pour Violon, Viole, et Violoncelle par W. A. Mozart. Op: 50 - A Vienne chez T. Mollo, Tranquillo et Comp., 1784. In - folio, (cm. 34,4 x 25). Stemma inciso in rame nel front. di Luisa Sormani Busca Arconati Visconti. 2, 1 foglio bianco, 14, 2 ff. bianchi, 12, 1 f. bianco, 14 pp. Ottimo esemplare dell' edizione originale. Riduzione Mozartiana sconosciuta a L. von Kochel. Scheda provvisoria.

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
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        Pharmacopea Manualis Reformata Edita a Benedicto Mojon Hispano in Universitate Genuensi. Chemiae Demostratore.

      Apud Repettum, in Canneto Facultate Obtenta, Genevae - Genuae 1784 - XXXVI - 240pp. y 1 hoja. En muy buen papel. Muy correcto ejemplar, algunas hojas algo moteadas, sin importancia. Elegante encuadernación del siglo XX a media piel y tela. Lomera con florones. Cortes pintados. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Annapolis Report of the Continental Congress Deciding Legislative Terms Under the Articles of Confederation

      Worcester, MA 1784 - Newspaper. Thomas's Massachusetts Spy, Or, The Worcester Gazette, Worcester, Mass., May 13, 1784. 4 pp., 11 x 18 1/2 in. With a "Liberty Defended from Tyranny" masthead designed by Paul Revere, page 1 features advertisements, legal notices (the first of which is Harvard College requesting immediate payment of debts, "as money is much wanted," as well as stage coach schedules and a lengthy list of winning lottery numbers.Page 2 features a lengthy letter on taxes, lands, and the public debt "The people are seldom wrong when they are rightly informed, and fully comprehend the whole system offered to their contemplation: But they are too frequently deceived by wicked and designing men, or led a fruitless round by the low ambition of a few, who court their favor by means disgraceful to honesty. Hence arises the many county Conventions, to complain of those grievances which are inseparable from an expensive war; and which all the nations of the earth have experienced in a much greater degree than we do; and which nothing but industry and frugality, joined to a proper subordination to the laws of a free and equal government, can redress. While the people are rendered uneasy by taxes, which are far from being an extravagant price for the freedom of they have obtained, it is much better for each good citizen, to endeavor an easement of the necessary burdens of the day, than to foment the uncomfortable and self tormenting spirit that prevails."Also, observations of a hydrogen-filled balloon flight in Oxford, England, as well as a report of the acts of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire General Assembly, including protection of anadromous fishes such as shad and salmon, as well as an act allowing John Paul Jones to proceed with a lawsuit.Page 3 includes reports of the Continental Congress in Annapolis invoking Article V of the Articles of Confederation to require states to appoint legislators and set legislative terms, as well as a report of Major-General Baron von Steuben's resignation, and " a great majority of votes for his Excellency John Hancock, Esq., as Governour" in Massachusetts.Page 4 contains an installment of the serialized "History of America" by William Robertson, D.D.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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      Grenada: Printed by John Spahn, [1784?].. [4]pp. on a folio sheet folded once to quarto size. Splitting along most of the fold, but the two leaves not detached. Stained along upper edge, lightly tanned. Good. In a half morocco box. A very rare Grenada imprint, printing extracts from the treaties which concluded the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, especially those portions pertaining to Grenada, and to Britain's guarantee of freedom of religion in her colonies. This proclamation was printed in Grenada by John Spahn, and although undated was likely produced in 1784, following the news of Britain's re-acquisition of Grenada after the Treaty of Paris concluding the American Revolution. Four articles are reprinted from the Treaty of 1763 ending the French and Indian War: Article 4, passing all of Canada over to the British, and ensuring freedom of religion to the former French subjects; Article 9, ceding Grenada, the Grenadines, St. Vincent, Dominica, and Tobago to the British and ensuring the same religious freedoms as those guaranteed to the former French subjects in Canada; and two articles pertaining to administrative matters. Four articles are also reprinted from the 1783 Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution: Article VII through which Britain ceded St. Lucia and Tobago to the French, and in which the French guaranteed religious freedom to the Protestant inhabitants of the islands; Article VIII, which gave Grenada, the Grenadines, St. Vincent's, Dominica, St. Christopher's, Nevis, and Montserrat, and under which the British guaranteed religious freedom; and two other articles addressing legal and administrative questions. The third item reprinted is a proclamation by George III, "given at Our Town of Fort Royal," in 1764 proclaims the sovereignty of British law on Grenada and the other recently acquired islands: "the laws of Great Britain are in force in this Island, as far as the Nature and Circumstances of the Colony will permit; and that all other Jurisdictions, Offices, Commissions and Proceedings for the future, not founded on those Our Laws of England, are hereby declared to be absolutely determined, utterly void, and totally abolished." The Proclamation authorizes the calling of a General Assembly for the islands, and gives the Governor General the power to institute laws and courts on the island until the legislature convenes. Printing on Grenada began as early as 1765 and continued through the French occupation of 1779-83. OCLC carries only one listing for John Spahn as a printer on Grenada - as publisher of the ST. GEORGE'S CHRONICLE AND GRENADA GAZETTE in 1800. Although the present extracts are undated, it is most likely that they were printed shortly after the British regained control of Grenada in 1784. This document is not listed on OCLC, nor are any Grenada imprints from the 1780s. A rare collection of treaty extracts carrying important information about the political and religious state of affairs in Grenada and the West Indies. Due to the humid climate in the area, 18th-century imprints from the West Indies are virtually unobtainable.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Law of Simony: Containing, All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it [etc.]

      London: Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [etc.], 1784. Contemporary sprinkled polished calf, gilt, some sidenotes just shaved (the sense preserved), else a lovely bright fresh copy; with the half-title The only work on the English law of simony (the form of ecclesiastical corruption said to have been named after Simon Magus), "an intelligent summary" in Holdsworth's words, with much discussion of its criminal nature and its association with perjury

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        Protest of John Harvey & Dan. Lamond, for the loss of the Ship Cargo." ADS.

      Sunderland, 28. IX. 1784. - 2 pp. on folded double leaf. With red wax seal. Folio. Statement made by the two shipwrecked Aberdeen mariners John Harvey and Daniel Lamond before George Boyd, the Notary Public of Sunderland, detailing how they lost their vessel and cargo off Sunderland Pier in a storm: "[.] these Appearants set sail with the said ship [the 'Peggy'] from Alemouth in Scotland [i.e., Alnmouth, Northumberland] on the 27th Day of September instant about one o'Clock P.M. staunch and in good Condition, and well manned, with a Cargo of Wheat on board, and proceeded with the said Ship to Newbiggen in the County of Northumberland, when about 4 o'Clock P.M. the Sea raged very high, and the said Ship sprung a Leak [.] the water still increasing upon them, they could with the greatest Difficulty keep the said Ship above water; - when the said Ship arrived off Tynemouth Castle, these Appearants let go the Anchor of the said Ship, but the Sea, still continuing to rage with great violence, they were under the Necessity of cutting the Cable [.] these Appearants endeavored to run the said Ship for Sunderland Harbour, (they not being able to get the said Ship into Shields Harbour) but when they arrived off there (viz. about 5 o'clock A.M.) there was six feet of Water in the Hould and these Appearants finding it impossible to keep the Ship above Water any longer, were under the Necessity of running her on Shore on the South-side of Sunderland Pier, in order to save their lives [.]". - While little is known of John Harvey, Daniel Lamond later entered the Royal Navy and died in the Battle of Copenhagen on 2 April 1801, one of the nine officers and 103 men of Captain James Walker's "Isis" killed or wounded when Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson's fleet defeated the Danish-Norwegian fleet. - Folded and with three drystamps (6d, 6d, 1s) and 8d stamp. Seal cracked. Signed by both mariners and the Notary, counter-signed by his clerks, Thomas Mewburn and James Dove. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Les livres classiques de l'Empire de la Chine, précédés d'observations sur l'origine, la nature & les effets de la philosophie morale & politique de cet empire,

      P., Chez De Bure, Barrois aîné et Barrois jeune 1784-86, - 7 volumes in-16. III-246 pp., XXXIX-230 pp., 230 pp., pp. 231-428, 213 pp., 266 pp. et 226-(4) pp., reliures demi-veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison. Observations sur la philosophie morale et politique des législateurs chinois, la Grande Science ou science des adultes, le Juste Milieu ou le milieu immuable, le livre des sentences (entretiens de Confucius), Meng-Tsée ou le livre de Memcius, le Livre de la piété filiale (Hiao-king), le sixième Livre classique nommé le Livre de l'école des enfants. Mouillures en marge inférieure du volume 4, des pages 325 à 410, le même volume présentant un début de fente en pied. Joli petit ensemble, complet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE L'OPIOMANE]
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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1784. The Third Edition, with Additions, in Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Contemporary half vellum and marbled sides, volume numbers stamped in black to spines, contemporary hand-written initials to spines. Bindings lightly rubbed. A superb set. First octavo edition, third overall, first published in 1776. This uncommon edition contains several additions including a new chapter titled "The Conclusion of the Mercantile System". A handsome set in an unostentatious but pleasing contemporary binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Man of the Sandwich Islands, with his Helmet (Hawaii)

      London: 1784 - Captain James Cook (1728-1779) From Voyage to the Pacific Ocean London: 1784 Copperplate engraving 16 x 21 1/2 inches Excellent condition

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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      - TEATRO critico universal, o discursos varios en todo genero de materias para desengaño de errores comunes escrito por. Nueva impresión, en la qual van puestas las adiciones del suplemento en sus lugares.- Pamplona, En la Imprenta de Benito Cosculluela, 1784-85; 8 tomos, 1º, LXXXII-416 pp. 2º, XXXII-452 pp. 3º, LVI-396 pp. 1 lámina. 4º, XL-479 pp. 5º, XLVIII-432 pp. 1 ilustración en el texto. 6º, XLVIII-419 pp. 7º, XLIV- 446 pp. 8º, LVI-515 pp. CARTAS eruditas y curiosas en que, por la mayor parte se continua el designio del Teatro critico universal.- Pamplona, En la Imprenta de Benito Cosculluela, 1786-1787; 5 tomos, 1º, XXXVI-376 pp. 2º, XXXII-431 pp. 3º, LVI- 408 pp. 4º, XL-395 pp. 5º, XVI-482 pp. ILUSTRACION apologetica al primero, y segundo tomo del Teatro critico.-Pamplona, En la Imprenta de Benito Cosculluela, 1786; 1 tomo, XXXII-431 pp. JOSE SANTOS, INDICE general alfabetico de las cosas notables que contienen todas las obras del muy ilustre señor Fr. Benito Geronimo Feijoo.- Pamplona, En la Imprenta de Benito Cosculluela, 1787; 1 tomo, 9 h. 249 pp. Los 15 tomos en 8º mayor pasta época con tejuelos. Ejemplares con alguna mancha de oxido del papel. Buen conjunto de la obra de Feyjoo salida del mismo impresor. Palau: nº 91061.

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      1784-1787 1784 - Nueva impresión, en la cual van puestas las adiciones del suplemento en sus lugares./ Ilustración Apologética al primero, y segundo tomo del Teatro Crítico donde se notan más de quatrocientos descuidos al Autor del Anti Teatro; y de los setenta, que este imputa al Autor del Teatro Crítico se rebaxan los sesenta y nueve y medio por./ Cartas eruditas y curiosas en que por la mayor parte se continua el designio del Teatro Crítico Universal, impugnando, o reduciendo a dudosas varias opiniones comunes, escritas por./ Demostración Crítico - Apologética del Theatro Critico Universal que dio a luz el . Materia: Libro antiguo, ensayo, filosofia, ciencias, literatura, religion. Publicación: Pamplona; En la Imprenta de Benito Cosculluela?, 1784-87 Descrición fisica: 16 vols. : [Teatro Critico 8 vols. + 1 vol. Iluistración Apologética] lxxxii., 416 p. = xxxii., 451 p. = lvi., 396 p.+ 1 Grabado. = xl., 479 p. = xlviii., 432 p., 1 Grabado. = xlviii.,419 p. = xliv., 446 p. = lvi., 515 p. = (Ilustración Apologetica) xxxii., 431p. [Cartas Criticas 5 Vols.] xxxvi., 376 p. = xxxii., 431 p. = lvi., 408 p. = xl., 395 p. = xvi., 482 p., [ Sarmiento Apologetica 2 vols. ] xl., 484 p. = 526 p. Pasta española, dorados y tejuelo en el lomo. Encuadernación rozada, algunos con pequeñas pérdidas de piel. Ejemplar con leves puntos de óxido y puntos de polilla sin afectar al texto salvo en un volumen [vol 1 Cartas Críticas] que afecta levemente al texto en alguna hoja siendo aún ésta legible. Notas: El Teatro crítico universal, o Discursos varios en todo género de materias para desengaño de errores comunes, es una extensa colección de ensayos escrita por Benito Jerónimo Feijoo y publicada desde 1726 hasta 1740. Consta de ciento dieciocho ensayos que abordan enorme cantidad de diversas materias: filología, física, matemática, ciencias naturales, medicina, astronomía, geografía, economía, derecho, religión, política, filosofía, literatura, etcétera. Fue una de las obras más divulgadas y polémicas del siglo XVIII español. Palau 91092. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chansons choisies, avec les airs notés.

      S.n. [Cazin] 1784 - - S.n. [Cazin], A Londres [Reins] 1784, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 16 (8,5x14,5cm), relié. - Seconde édition et première chez Cazin, avec deux volumes ajoutés une première édition en 4 volumes parut à Genève en 1782. Partitions des airs en fin des volumes. Seuls les volumes 5 et 6 ne comportent pas de partition, les chansons se chantant sur des airs déjà notés dans les autres volumes, on les repère grâce aux numéros des airs. 48p. de partitions au tome 1 48p. au tome 2 38 au tome 3 40 au tome 4. Demi Basane brune postérieur (1800). Dos lisse orné de trois fleruons et filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge avec roulettes. Pièce de tomaison en maroquin rouge dans un médaillon. Plats de papier raciné. Frottements aux coiffes, mors. Coins émoussés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Exposition exacte ou tableaux anatomiques en taillès-douces des différentes parties du corps humain.

      Etienne Charpentier 1784 - Tall folio (385 mm.). The entire book, including the text, was printed from engraved copper plates – 60 plates (an illustrated title page plate, 29 anatomical plates and 30 calligraphic letterpress plates). Bound in a contemporary or near contemporary binding with calf spine and decorative paste paper boards - rubbed, edges shelf worn, old ink stain on rear cover. Both the upper portion of the spine and the tail cap are carefully restored. Board corners are neatly repaired. Interior is very clean with an occasional miniscule spot of marginal foxing. Francois-Michel Disdier (1708-1781) was a professor of surgery and a drawing master at the Academy of Painting in Paris. His "Tableaux anatomiques," a deluxe anatomy book for physicians, was first published in 1758. Many of the plates were done by Crepy and Charpentier – some after the style of Vesalius and others following Eustachi. The engraved title page, designed by François Bouchet, depicts students in an anatomy class studying a cadaver. The whole scene is framed in ornate baroque style. [Blake NLM, p. 122; Heirs of Hippocrates 894 – listing 1778 edition; Hirsch II, p. 190]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        The poetical works of James Thomson; in two volumes; 2 Vols.

      Andrew Foulis, Glasgow 1784 - Two volumes, complete. Folios, cloth-backed original buff boards, 256 + 326 pp., clean unmarked texts, about Very Good copies, some soiling or wear to the outer edges of some pages, light wear to the tips and edges of the covers of the volumes. With signature of contemporary Scottish poet James Buchanan on the title pages. Considered the greatest of early Foulis Press publications. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        A Man of Oonalashka

      London 1784 - This outstandingly detailed copper-plate engraving, A Man of Oonalashka, reveals the traditional dress of the natives of the Aleutian Islands, in the Northern Pacific Ocean. Measuring 20.75" x 12.25", this engraving is in excellent condition with evidence of previous repair in the margins. The man illustrated wears a tradition head covering and has nose and labret piercings. Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British navigator, explorer and cartographer with the Royal Navy. In 1766, Cook began what would be three separate voyages to the Pacific, studying, charting and documenting the Pacific and island inhabitants. The engravings and images produced from these great eighteenth-century voyages presented the world with scientific and ethnographic data, pictorial representations, and cartographic discoveries of the pacific from its northern reaches to its southern extremities for the very first time. For his third and final voyage beginning July 12th 1776, Captain Cook commanded HMS Resolution in search of the Northwest Passage. This voyage was different to his previous two, however. Britain was at war as its American colonies fought for their own sovereignty. The Declaration of Independence had been signed on the Fourth of July, just eight days before the Resolution sailed, and the already perilous journey was now also in danger of capture from American pirates ready to hold the vessels hostage on their voyage home. It is notable that Benjamin Franklin, American Minister to the court of France, wrote a letter requesting free passage for Cook, as a mark of respect for the man himself and also in recognition of the importance of the journey's mission.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        LE COMTE DE VALMONT, ou les égarements de la raison; Lettres recueillies et publiées par M.

      - Paris, Moutard, 1784, 10x17, cinq volumes. Reliure en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons dorés et de motifs fleuraux. Pièce de titre et de tomaison sur maroquin clair. Filet doré sur les coupes. Tranches marbrées. Édition illustrée de 14 gravures d'après les dessins de Moreau. Septième édition. Coupes un peu frottée, mais très bon exemplaire. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        La guida de'forestieri curiosi di vedere, e di riconoscere le cose piu memorabili di Pozzuoli, Baja, Cuma, Miseno, Gaeta : ed altri luoghi circonvicini / di Pompeo Sarnelli ; arricchita da Antonio Bulifone = La guide des etrangers curieux de voir .

      Napoli : a spese di Antonio Spanò, erede di Saverio Rossi 1784 - Physical description: 324 p. , [16] leaves of plates, 1 folded, frontis. ; 17 cm. Subjects: Pozzuoli (Italy) - Campania (Italy) - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Naples (Kingdom) - Description and travel - Guidebooks. Notes: Dual language edition: Italian and French text on opposite pages. Printer's devices on title pages. Printer's headpieces. Language: Italian and French. Good copy bound in contemporary limp vellum with spine title in ms. Some wear and tears to spine - binding intact. Lacks map and 4 plates. General wear and surface stains to panels. Previous owner's signature and inscription to front endpapers. Remains quite well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 324 pp.

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        Suite des erreurs et de la vérité ou développement du Livre des Hommes rappelés au principe universel de la science.

      À Salomonopolis, chez Androphile, à la colonne inébranlable 1784 - in-8, 482 pp., basane brune granitée, dos lisse, filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Épidermures sur les plats. Édition originale de cette suite apocryphe, que Saint-Martin désavoua de son vivant, et que l'on attribue au chevalier de Suze. Dorbon ne connaît pas d'édition comportant notre pagination, et estime même qu'il n'en existe pas d'autre que celle paginée 4-435. Caillet, 9770 (avec une pagination différente).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Suite des erreurs et de la vérité ou développement du Livres des Hommes rappelés au principe universel de la science.

      À Salomonopolis, chez Androphile, à la colonne inébranlable, 1784, - in-8, 482 pp., bradel cartonnage rose, pièce de titre (reliure de l'époque).Édition originale de cette suite apocryphe, que Saint-Martin désavoua de son vivant, et que l'on attribue au chevalier de Suze. Dorbon ne connaît pas d'édition comportant notre pagination, et estime même qu'il n'en existe pas d'autre que celle paginée 4-435. Caillet, 9770 (avec une pagination différente). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'administration des finances de la France. Volumes I-III. [THREE VOLUMES]

      (Paris), n.p., 1784.. Three volumes. Octavo. Pp. Half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), (ii numbered v-vi) Table des chapitres, clix, (i) blank, 352 [with section 65-112 bound within the introduction]. Plus 2 tables printed on a single folding sheet; half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), (ii numbered v-vi) Table des chapitres, 536; half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), (iv) Table des chapitres, 468. Volume II contains the 4-page Supplément. Head- and tail-pieces. Printer's device to each title. Hardcover, uniformly bound in handsome contemporary full mottled calf, gilt decorated spines in compartments between raised bands, two matching gilt morocco labels to each, boards' edge rolled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges red, green ribbon markers; some wear to spine ends, small other blemishes to leather. In a very fine internal condition, overall very good exterior. Handsome set. ~ First edition, corrected. This work again strengthened Necker's (1732-1804) popularity. It contributed to his return as directeur-général des finances in 1788, after his dismissal in 1781. It is a valuable book ?to those who would study how the finances of France were managed in the last days of the old regime.? (Palgrave 1894-1901). ?The work was extremely popular (it is said to have sold 80.000 copies, despite being in three volumes) and served to promote the author's reputation.? (Carpenter, Economic bestsellers, p. 23). See Krees, Carpenter, Goldsmith, Einaudi.

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      D. Antonio de Sancha; Libreria en la aduana vieja Madrid. XVI +384 Pág. 19x13. 1784. 3 láms. grabs. Plena piel, dorados en lomo en que figura La galatea(fallo de época)Tres láminas dibujadas por J.F. Ximeno y Manuel de la Cruz y grabadas por Bartolomé Vázquez y J.J. Fabregat. Es la tercera edición del "Viaje al Parnaso" y primera de las otras dos obras, como afirma la Advertencia del editor. Las dos paginas primeras estan facsimiladas,(prologo al lector; advertencia del editor)fotos. Una gran Obra Cervantina.. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        Veduti degli avanzi dell'Anfiteatro dalla parte interna., Ansicht der Überreste des Amphitheatrums Flavium, genannt Kolosseum, von Innen.

      Salomoni,, Rom, 1784 - Kupferstich. 31,5 x 20 cm. Druckspiegel: 27 x 14 cm. Innenansicht der Überreste des Kolosseums in Rom. Tafel Nr. XXXVII (37), Figur II, aus der den ?Antichità Romane? von 1784. Piranesis Stiche aus seinem epochalen, vierbändigen Werk der ?Antichità Romane? bestechen wegen ihres kleineren Formates besonders durch ihre zeichnerische Klarheit und darstellerische Monumentalität. Piranesis Ziel war es die verfallenden und dem Abriss preisgegeben Bauten der römischen Antike für die Nachwelt zu erschließen und zu sichern. Dazu legte er weniger Wert auf malerische Qualitäten, sondern ging dazu über, die Architektur bildfüllend darzustellen und ihre plastischen Werte durch ein ausgeprägtes Spiel von Licht und Schatten hervorzuheben. Gerade diese kleinformatigen Werke begründeten Piranesis herausragende Meisterschaft, die ihn über alle Grenzen hinweg zu einem der gefeiertsten und gefragtesten Kupferstecher des 18. Jahrhunderts machen sollte. Aufgrund der geringen Auflagenhöhe des aufwendig gestalteten und umfangreichen Werkes, sind die darin enthaltenen Stiche nur selten auf dem Markt zu finden. Beiliegend: Eine Expersite des berühmten Grafikhändlers Casali in Rom. Bibliographie: Focillon 215, Wilton-Ely 350. 3500 g. Sehr schöner, kräftiger und klarer Druck. Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Poems, moral and descriptive ? (prepared for the Press, and improved by the Author, before his Death.) To which is added, Some Account of the Life and Writings of Mr. Jago.

      Printed for J. Dodsley ?, London 1784 - First edition, edited by John Scott Hylton, containing the second edition of Edge-Hill, corrected and enlarged. Among the other pieces are 'To a Lady, furnishing her Library, at ***, in Warwickshire', 'To William Shenstone, Esq. on receiving a gilt Pocket-Book. 1751', 'Hamlet's Soliloquy, imitated' ('To print, or not to print-that is the question ?'), a 'Roundelay, written for the Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon, celebrated by Mr. Garrick in Honour of Shakespeare, September 1769. Set to Music by Mr. Dibdin', and 'Adam: or, the Fatal Obedience. An Oratorio. Compiled from the Paradise Lost of Milton. And adapted to Music by R. J.' 8vo (205 × 125 mm), pp. xxxi, [1], 269, [1], plus final blank; complete with half-title and 5 engraved plates by Grignion after Wale; contemporary full calf, marked, corners worn, spine rubbed, joints cracked but firm; bookplate of Reginald Brett (1852-1930), 2nd Viscount Esher. [Jackson, p. 109.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A dissertation on the prophecies relating to the final restoration of the Jews. By the Rev. E. W. Whitaker, Rector of St. John's Clerkenwell, and the united parishes of St. Mildred and All Saints, Canterbury.

      Canterbury: printed and sold by Simmons and Kirkby; and by J. Rivington and Sons, London, 1784 - viii,91,[1]p.; 8vo. With a half-title. Recent wrappers. Very good copy. Not in Roth Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica. L, C, CYc, Ldw, Lu, Dt; PPL, DLC in ESTC on-line. Edward William Whitaker (1752-1818), historian and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Refuge for the Destitute (DNB). He also wrote A letter to the people of the Jews. London, 1788. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Traité curieux des charmes de l'amour conjugal dans ce monde et dans l'autre. [Ensemble]Du commerce de l'âme et du corps.

      Chez George-Jacques |& J. Henri Decker chez Barrois et chez Guillot 1784 - - Chez George-Jacques & J. Henri Decker chez Barrois et chez Guillot, A Berlin et Basle A Londres et se trouve à Paris 1784, 2 ouvrages en un Vol. pet. in 8 (10x17,5cm), (6) 3-206p. 84pp., relié. - Edition originale française de ces deux oeuvres de Swedenborg, sans doute traduites du latin (Amor Conjugialis 1768) par Guyton de Morveau et non Brumore. Rare. En supplément à la fin Du commerce de l'âme et du corps : Du cheval blanc dont il est parlé dans l'Apocalypse. Pleine Basane blonde d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Frottements. Un coin denudé. Un manque au mors supérieur sur un cm. Petit manque en coin de la pièce titre et perte de deux lettres sur le mot amour, U et R. Piqûre pâles éparses notamment en marge. Réunion des deux oeuvres (et les deux premières en ce genre) parmi les plus célèbres du philosophe spiritualiste et mystique suédois Swedenborg. C'est après avoir été un scientifique de renom parmi les plus consciencieux qu'il vécut une crise mystique vers l'âge de 56 ans où il témoigne avoir eu des rêves et des visions mystiques dans lesquelles il dicutait avec les anges et les esprits c'est à ces expériences que l'on doit ces deux livres. Le traité curieux (son premier ouvrage de ce genre) fut accusé d'hérésie (mahométisme) et la sante mentale de l'auteur pointé du doigt. L'auteur développe dans ces deux livres ses théories mystiques sur l'union des âmes. On ne saurait séparer chez Swedenborg le scientifique du visionnaire mystique. Il fut rapidement considéré comme un génie universel, en atteste l'influence considérable qu'il eut, notamment en France sur les écrivains de la génération romantique, Balzac, qui le cite abondamment, et qui puisera en lui des aliments à sa théorie du désir, Baudelaire, Cazotte et ailleurs chez William Blake, Jung. et même au Japon, dans le livre : Le bouddha du nord. (6) 3-206p. 84pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hippocratis opera genuina recensuit, praefatus est Albertus de Haller. 4 Volumes ( Complet ).

      Sumptibus Julii Henrici Pott et Socior., Lausanne 1784 - 4 volumes in-8 reliure demi basane, dos ornés, plats et gardes marbrés. 498, 478, 450 et 418 pages. Bel ensemble.

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        Cartas importantes del. / Colección formada por el Marqués de Caracciolo, traducidas del Francés en Castellano, por D. Francisco Mariano Nipho

      - QUINTA IMPRESION.- Madrid: Por Miguel Escribano, 1784.- 4 Vols. (Frontis, XXIV,316 pp.; 2 h., 288 pp.; 1 h., 358 pp.; XXIV,319 pp.): el vol. 1º con un frontis ante portada, grabado al cobre; 8º (15 x 10,5 cm.); fina impresión sobre excelente papel verjurado; Plena Piel época, ruedas doradas en tapas o planos, cantos dorados, lomo liso cuajado y cortes pintados en rojo.- El tomo 4º es continuación (Nueva Colección de las Cartas. en continuación a los 3 tomos anteriores). Esta 5ª Edición es bastante rara (no la reseña Palau ni la posee la Biblioteca Nacional, o por lo menos, no figura en su catálogo) y creemos que solo consta de estos 4 tomos, aunque hay otras con algún tomo más. EN MUY BUEN ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Coutumes générales et locales de la Province d'Auvergne (4 volumes, 1784)

      - Avec les notes de Mes Charles du Moulin, Toussaint Chauvelin, Julien Brodeau & Jean-Marie Ricard, des Observations sur ces Coutumes & sur le Droit Écrit qui régit une partie de la Province, & des Notes Historiques sur les Coutumes Locales ; Précédées de deux Dissertations : l'une, sur l'origine & les motifs de la diversité des Loix qui régissent cette Province ; l'autre, sur la forme dans laquelle la Justice y a été administrée depuis l'origine de la Monarchie. À Riom chez Martin Dégoutte, 1784 - 1786. À noter que le tome IV porte un titre différent : « Coutumes locales de la Haute et Basse Auvergne, leur explication, l'indication de la loi qui régit les différents lieux, & du tribunal où ils ressortissent ; accompagnées de notes historiques & d'un supplément de la plupart des lieux & seigneuries omis par les rédacteurs ; Précédées d'un discours sur les limites & la distinction de l'ancien & du nouveau Comtés d'Auvergne, du Duché & du Dauphiné d'Auvergne ; l'ancien état de cette Province, ses révolutions & l'Histoire des Comtes, Dauphins & Ducs d'Auvergne ». 4 volumes grand in 4 comprenant : Tome I / 3ff - CXCVIII + 522 pages+ 1 ff ; Tome II / 2 ff + 899 pages ; Tome III / 686 pages + 80 pages de tables ; Tome IV / 6 ff+ VIII de tables + XLVIII de Discours + 858 pages + 20 pages+ 38 ff de différentes tables. Le tout dans une belle reliure uniforme en plein veau d'époque, dos à larges nerfs et caissons richements ornementés (manque une étiquette de titre), plats marbrées, tranches rouges. Bel ensemble en bel état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The New British Traveller or complete modern universal display of Great-Britain and Ireland : Being a new, complete , accurate and extensive tour through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark; Guernsey,

      London: Printed for Alex Hogg, 1784. Half bound in leather with raised banded spine. Gilt title to spine this has been professionally repaired with new spine and endpapers. The leather from three corners lacking, marbled boards, and edges rubbed. 520pp plus index and list of subscribers. Illustrated with 82 pages of plates and 31 maps 4 of which are folding 1 is creased and 3 have been professionally repaired. There is some browning to pages, a few have closed tears and chips. THIS IS A HEAVY ITEM - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE FOR POSTAGE. 3450g. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Voyage dans les Parties Intérieures l'Amerique Septentrionale, pendant les Années 1766, 1767 & 1768. Par. Capitaine d'une Compagnie de Troupes Provinciales pendant la Geurre du Canada entre la France & l'Angleterre. Ouvrage traduit sur la Troisieme Édition Angloise, par M. de C. avec des Remarques & quelques Additions du Traducteur.

      Paris: chez Pissot, 1784 - Octavo (200 × 125 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, green silk page-marker, red edge-stain. Somewhat browned, some occasional foxing, else a very good copy, rubbed at the extremities, upper joint cracking at the head, upper corners and spine repaired. Folding map, modern reproduction of the portrait from the third English edition bound in, no portrait called for in this edition. First French edition. Account of the French and Indian War, and of Major Robert Rogers's attempt to find the north-west 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). Despite doubts 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." Notwithstanding the success of his account, Carver died in 1780 "absolutely and strictly starved". Sabin 11188. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memorial literario instructivo y curioso de la corte de Madrid correspondiente al mes de Agosto de 1784

      En la Imprenta Real 1784 - 8vo. 15x 9,5 cms. 143 pgs. Encuadernación en marroquín rojo con superlibris real en planos;ruedecilla en planos,lomo obra da información sobre hechos curiosos,oposiciones,los libros ,estampas y medallas que se publican,premiosy actividades de las reales academias. Muy buen ejemplar.

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        A Short Account of the Effects and Use of Some Approved Medicines

      Halle in the Dutchy of Magdeburg, 1784-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. XXXII, 174 p., fold out table. Worn, but solid boards and binding. Toning. Early dampstain intermittent throughout.  Tear at fold out anchor, small split at fold out crease. Translation of Kurtze Nachricht von dem Nutzen und Gebrauch einiger bewahrten Medicamenten. Provenance: Early signature of Mrs. Sarah Sidle, 1784 on front paste down. A scarce volume of an early English translation of a German materia medica. The British Library copy lacks the folding table. Wellcome, 111, 20 p. Durling 282.

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        Certificat de service pour Ambrogio Malespina né en Balagne (regno di corsica).

      * 1784 - Certificat de service daté du 27 août 1784 en italien et en français contresigné du Consul général de France pour la République de Gènes pour le Sieur Ambrigio Malespina né en Balagne (Regno di Corsica). Cachet papier de la République et cachet gravé à ses armes. 2 feuillets in-folio. Bon état. Format (31x21). Dédicacé par l'auteur

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        Mémoires Historiques et Politiques des Pays-Bas Autrichiens

      Imprimerie de Fauche, Favre & Compagnie, Neuchatel 1784 - Deux tomes en un volume in-8 (203 x 132 mm), veau havane marbré, dos lisse orné d'alérions et filets, pièce de maroquin rouge, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). Edition originale, ornée d'un portrait de Joseph II Empereur, gravé par J. B. Martin. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex-libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (quelques petits défauts, réparation tome 1 sur l'angle inférieur p. 13 et en marge p. 401, pliures dans l'angle supérieur des 25 premières pages, légères rousseurs). // Two volumes bound in one octavo (203 x 132 mm), havana marbled calf, smooth spine tooled with piece of arms ("alérions") and fillets, red morocco label, triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns-in, red edges (contemporary binding). First edition, illustrated with a portrait of Joseph II Empereur, engraved by J. B. Martin. Copy bearing the arms of Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (some small defects, restoration vol. 1 on lower corner p. 13 and on margin p. 401, foldings on top corner of the 25 first pages, light spots).

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        La Géographie Sacrée et Les Monuments de L'histoire Sainte

      Chez Alexandre Jombert, Paris 1784 - NATURAL HISTORY OF THE HOLY LAND, INCLUDING STUNNING ENGRAVED PLATES AND MAPS, MONSTERS, AND MYRRH! SPECTACULAR FINE AND CLEAN COPY. ORIGINAL, PRINTED 1784. IN ORIGINAL MOTTLED CALF AND GILT BINDING. EXTREMELY RARE. No other copies on-line and only one copy in the auction records in 30 years for a much poorer copy (that one waterstained vs. the fresh one for sale here). The Book: JOLY J.- R. Père, La géographie sacrée et les monuments de l'histoire sainte Jombert, Paris. 1784. Beatiful copy in 4to, mottled calf and gilt, filled with maps, plates as well as many of the natural history of the Holy Land. Minor cracking at top of hinge, very rare in such splendid condition. Only copy at auction in 30 years was a badly dampstained one at Swann's Dec, 16, 1993. Plates include Tower of Babel, Map of the Middle East and the location of the Garden of Eden. Map depicting the route of the Israelites, Magnificent and important folding engraving of the March of the Israelites through the Desert, treasures of the Temple, Musical Instruments of the Ancient Hebrews, Map of Ancient Israel, Larger folding map of Palestine, two depictions of the Temple of Salomon, another folding Map of Palestine, 3rd map of Palestine, Engraving of Modern Jerusalem, Plan of Jerusalem, Map of Asia Minor extending to Italy, FIVE folding engraved plates depicting Plant Life of the Holy Land, FIVE folding plates depicting animal life, some of which (dragons and monsters) is clearly imaginative. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'Académie royale des Sciences. Année 1780. Avec les Mémoires de Mathématiques & de Physique, pour la même année, tirés des Registres de cette Académie.

      - Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1784. In-4, demi-veau fauve moderne, dos à nerfs soulignés de filets à froid et dorés, daté en pied (dos tâché), (4) f., 76 et 680 p., 12 planches gravées hors-texte. Contient six mémoires de Lavoisier qui paraissent ici pour la première fois : 1- "Mémoire sur quelques fluides qu'on peut obtenir dans l'état aériforme, à un degré de chaleur peu supérieur à la température moyenne de la Terre" (p. 334 à 343). 2- "Second mémoire sur différentes combinaisons de l'Acide phosphorique" (p. 343 à 348). 3- "Mémoire sur un Procédé particulier pour convertir le Phosphore en Acide phosphorique sans combustion" (p. 349 à 354). 4- "Mémoire sur la Chaleur" (en collaboration avec Laplace), p. 355 à 408, avec 2 planches. 5- "Rapport fait à l'Académie Royale des Sciences, sur les Prisons, le 17 mars 1780. Par Mrs. du Hamel, de Montigny, Le Roy, Tenon, Tillet & Lavoisier" (p. 409 à 424). 6- "Rapport sur l'Opération du Départ. Par Mrs. Macquer, Cadet, Lavoisier, Baumé, Cornette & Bertholet" (p. 613 à 615). (Duveen & Klickstein, n° 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57). Parfait état intérieur, grand de marges.

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        Le Roi Voyageur, ou Examen des Abus de l'Administration de la Lydie

      Londres: T.P. Capel, 1784. Octavo, completely uncut, in fine condition except that the original marbled wrappers are loose and defective revealing French printed waste used in the binding. " First edition: the fictional discovery and translation of an ancient travel account used to mask a political satire. The London imprint is probably a disguise since the binding shows the use of French printed waste as strengthening. Published only five years before the revolution, the subterfuge is understandable. In one of the most disingenuous prefaces in the imaginary voyage tradition, the author proffers a wonderfully diverse raft of excuses as to the integrity of the edition, which apparently only exists as an imprecise manuscript in 'mauvais latin' - a problem which the eponymous editor gleefully compounds with his own revisions. The work itself turns out to be the history of Melés, King of Lydie, and chronicles his extensive travels through his own kingdom, which proved the happy notion that everything the king has learnt in the schools and salons is quite useless, and that it is only through travel and experience that the true nature of his realm will become apparent. Lydie is clearly France, and the catalogue of abuses that the king discovers have direct relevance to pre-revolutionary France: the impositions on trade, the systems of privilege and their rank abuse, and the censorship of dissent.

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      Paris chez Cailleau -1788 & 1790-1793 1784 - 9 volumes of this scarce work all in wrappers (somewhat worn but probably as issued with a view to binding) and then bound in unusual near contemporary slip cases with orange and blue watercolour patterns over the boards and labels in red and black ink or watercolour. 9 engraved frontispieces by Marillier, Monet and Le Jeune. Text uncut as issued. Some spotting to the frontispieces otherwise nice. It is believed the work continued to be issued into the early nineteenth century but here are the first 9 years. The year 1789 may not have been published because of the French revolution but the vendor is unsure of accuracy of this assumption. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Le roi voyageur, ou examen des abus de l'administration de la Lydie

      Londres, chez T.P. Cadel 1784 - Un volume in-8°; pp. VIII, 211, (5); plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos et plats ornés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, petites restaurations aux coiffes, gardes marbrées, propre et net, bon exemplaire. Édition originale. Perreau (1749-1815) fut professeur de droit au Collège de France. Selon INED c'est un éloge de la liberté commerciale, de l'agriculture, du travail, et des vertus familiales et sociales et une critique des institutions de la France de l'époque. INED 3522, Cioranescu 49566 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eléments de l'art d'accoucher, en faveur des elèves-sages-femmes de la généralité de Guienne. Par Madame Coutanceau, brévetée du Roi, en survivance, pour enseigner l'art des accouchements dans tout le Royaume.

      A Bordeaux: Chez Michel Racle, 1784. - xxiv, 356 pp. Contemporary full leather. Piece missing at bottom of spine. Rubbed along joints. Split along bottom 1" of rear joint. Errata--printed on pp. xxiii-xxiv--have been entered in ink into the specified places in the text. Piece torn from upper and side margin of 353/354, with loss of page number in upper margin on p. 353 (or maybe the page number is under the piece of paper that has been patched into the top margin). Written on verso of rear flyleaf: "Madame Ducoudrai tante de Madame Countanceau." First Edition. "Mme Coutanceau has also done something to help herself, figuring out, as had her aunt [Madame du Coudray] nearly thirty years ago, that a printed book would enhance her status in the eyes of male practitioners. . . . She wrote up a short manuscript of her lessons, asking that her textbook [offered here] be published with the approval of the Academy of Bordeaux to further bolster her position. She also insisted that it be distributed, at the intendant's expense, to her past, present, and future student. . . . "She makes a strong case for keeping the profession of midwifery exclusively female, refusing to let it fall irretrievably into male hands. . . . We get a hint here that Mme Coutanceau has tapped into a level of repressed female anger that her aunt did not acknowledge and that might explain her more proprietary, feminist view of her profession. . . . Birthing is women's work, and that is that" (Nina Gelbart, The King's Midwife. A History and Mystery of Madame du Coudray, pp. 247-48). Madame Coutanceau's life and work are discussed at length by Nina Gelbart. Madame du Coudray "adopted" and raised Madame Coutanceau (hence the handwritten notation in this book that Madame de Coudray was the "aunt" of Madame Coutanceau). Just as Madame du Coudray received a royal "brevet" to instruct midwives, so did Madame Coutanceau as Madame du Coudray's heir. OCLC locates copies in these US libraries: NLM, Pennsylvania, Rochester. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres d'un Cultivateur Américain, écrites a W. S. ecuyer, Depuis l'Année 1770, jusqu'a 1781. Traduites de l'Anglois par ***

      Paris, chez Cuchet,, 1784. 2 volumes, octavo. Contemporary pale tan quarter calf, smooth spines with citron and blue goatskin labels, wide gilt rolls, centre tools in blind, blue marbled sides, marbled edges, vellum tips. Errata precede text in both vols. A little wear to paper sides, an attractive set. First edition in French, first issue with errata preceding the text in both volumes, the author's own free translation with additional material, of his Letters from an American Farmer, first published at London in English in 1782, the first literary success by an American author in Europe. Crèvecoeur served in the French and Indian War as a surveyor in the French colonial militia. Following the British defeat of the French army in 1759 he moved to New York, took out citizenship, adopted the name of John Hector St. John, and began farming in Orange County, NY, meanwhile observing the emergence of an American society. "Description of American life of great influence in attracting European immigration in the post-revolutionary period. As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century" (Howes). This French edition is a substantial rewrite of the English version, greatly enlarged, and more pro-American and anti-British in tone.

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        The Bardic Museum, of Primitive British Literature; and Other Admirable Rarities; Forming the Second Volume of the Musical, Poetical, and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids

      Printed by A. Strahan for the Author. First edition.. Binding somewhat worn; front hinge starting; but quite a nice copy in the original state.. Folio, original tan quarter sheep navy paper covered boards, printed paper label. Hand-colored frontis by Rowlandson, woodcut tail-piece and 51 pages of engraved sheet music. The companion volume to Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784) and a fine, handsome documentation of Welsh music and poetry by Edward Jones (1752-1824), a musical scholar and musician. Included are grammatical rules of Welsh poetry, Bardic triads, British proverbs, odes and verses, and a dialogue between Arthur and Guinevere.

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        L’Aminte du Tasse; pastorale en cinq actes, traduite littéralement de l’Italien, par M. Ouiseau. A l’usage des personnes qui desirent apprendre les langues françoise, & italienne, pratiquer les deux langues ensembles. Ce volume contient aussi plusieurs remarques, et quelque poesie légère.

      Se vend a Londres chez Mr. Elmsley; et chez l’auteur de l’imprimerie de T. Spilsbury 1784 - FIRST EDITION, errata slip pasted onto blank space on last page, some water-staining in the middle of the fore margins, mostly light but more severe on 20 leaves, pp. xiv, 129, 8vo, contemporary calf, gilt ruled compartments on spine, red lettering piece, rubbed and worn, armorial book-plates of George Steuart, sound Dedicated to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, this translation was intended to be read side by side with the original Italian, copies of which [edition not stated] are stated in the ‘Avertissement’ to be readily available, and cheaply, at Elmsley’s shop. J. Ouiseau was a prolific compiler of dictionaries, grammars, and so on, which went through many editions, yet nothing seems to be known about him. (ESTC T133797, BL, CUL, GUL only)

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        Lettres d'un Cultivateur Américain, écrites a W. S. ecuyer, Depuis l'Année 1770, jusqu'a 1781. Traduites de l'Anglois par ***.

      Paris, chez Cuchet, 1784 - 2 volumes, octavo. Contemporary pale tan quarter calf, smooth spines with citron and blue goatskin labels, wide gilt rolls, centre tools in blind, blue marbled sides, marbled edges, vellum tips. A little wear to paper sides, an attractive set. Errata precede text in both vols. First edition in French, first issue with errata preceding the text in both volumes, the author's own free translation with additional material, of his Letters from an American Farmer, first published at London in English in 1782, the first literary success by an American author in Europe. Crèvecoeur served in the French and Indian War as a surveyor in the French colonial militia. Following the British defeat of the French army in 1759 he moved to New York, took out citizenship, adopted the name of John Hector St. John, and began farming in Orange County, NY, meanwhile observing the emergence of an American society. "Description of American life of great influence in attracting European immigration in the post-revolutionary period. As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century" (Howes). This French edition is a substantial rewrite of the English version, greatly enlarged, and more pro-American and anti-British in tone. Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature 12648.0-2 suppl.; Howes C883; Sabin 17494. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Death of Captain Cook. To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain &c. This Plate representing The Death of Captain Cook is humbly inscribed. By their Lordship's most obedient and devoted Servant, John Webber

      London:: J. Webber,. 1784.. The separately published image by Webber of one of the iconic images of the 18th century. Cook, already a successful navigator, was immortalized after his death at the hands of Hawaiian natives at Karakakoa Bay. Cook had spent two months on the Big Island in 1779 and was well received, the natives believing he was a God. When he was forced to return due to a damaged mast, he was viewed as a mortal who had already sorely stretched the supplies of the Hawaiians. It is also thought that his handling of the natives was uncharacteristically brusque, leading to conjecture that this consummate traveler's judgment was somehow impaired. Copper engraved print, published as the Act directs 1st Jan. 1784, by J. Webber, No. 312, Oxford Street, and W. Byrne, No. 19, Titchfield Street, London. 24 x 18 3/4" impression mark. Old fold on top left corner nicely flattened, couple of marginal tears into impression mark but not into plate. A very crisp impression. Laid, watermarked paper.

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        Essai d'une théorie sur la structure des crystaux appliquée a plusiers genres de substances crystallisées

      Gogue & Nee de la Rochelle, Paris 1784 - 8vo. (192x120 mm). [8], 236 pp. Half-title, 8 folding engraved plates by Sellier after Fossier. Contemporary quarter calf, spine gilt. Somewhat browned and foxed, half title stronger). ---- Dibner 92; Horblit 47; Sparrow 93; Norman 1021-1022, Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 1020; Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 53-6. - FIRST EDITION of the work that laid the foundation for the mathematical theory of crystal structure. Often thought of as the founder of crystallography, Hauy proposed the idea of the crystal molecule and recognized that, based on the discontinuity principle, there are limited varieties of a crystal species. (Dibner). Haüy's first printed book, this work was instrumental in establishing a solid foundation on which modern theories of crystal structure rest. In it, Haüy brought together the advances in crystallography made by Romé de l'Isle, Bergman and others into a coherent structural theory, based on the structural unit, the "molecule constituante" (later renamed by him to "molecule integrante"). Haüy's model depicted crystals as built up out of these molecular units which were polyhedral in form. Haüy also theorized a common "nucleus" or "primitive form" for all crystals of the same "species." This primative form was often revealed by cleavage of a crystal symmetrically along its angles and edges. Haüy's theory of crystal structure changed little in its essentials during the remainder of his career, which went on for almost forty years after the publication of the Essai. (Mineralogical Record online Library). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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