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      London: G. Nicoll and T. Cadell, 1784. London: G. Nicoll and T. Cadell, 1784 Plate 36 from the atlas volume of Cook, James; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere, published by G. Nicoll and T. Cadell; London, 1784. Writing engraved by T. Harmer. Wagner; Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, 696. Map printed border to border measures 15.25 x 26.5 inches, plate impression 16.75 x 27.25 inches, sheet 21.5 x 30 inches. An exceptionally nice uncolored copy. Request a higher resolution photograph if required.. Map.

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        Klavierauszug von Romeo und Julie, einer Oper in drey Akten. In Musik gesetzt von Herrn Kapelldirektor Benda. Zweite Auflage

      . Leipzig : Dykische Buchhandlung, 1784. - 54 S. Quer-Fol. In Typendruck. Oben gering wasserrandig. Alter Pappband, Decken bestossen. Vorblatt mit Aufklebern ehem. Besitzer. // Piano-vocal score. 54 pp. Obl. folio. Typeset music. At upper sl. waterstained. Contemp. paper boards. Corners bumped. Front endpaper with owner's label.. Mit hübscher Titelvignette. RISM R/RR 1884.

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        A View of the Town and Harbour of St Peter and St Paul, in Kamtschatka]

      circa, London 1784 - Engraving, 253 x 533 mm. to plate mark, paper size 290 x 540 mm.; a little light old creasing at right side; in fine condition. Rare proof impression. Rare proof impression of one of the most atmospheric views made by Webber to illustrate Cook's third voyage. Webber's wonderful panorama of St Peter and St Paul, with Cook's ships at anchor in Avacha Bay, would later appear as plate 74 in the atlas to the official account of the third voyage. His image of the small Kamchatkan settlement with its inhabitants fishing in front of their distinctive dwellings, all in an untouched landscape with wooded coastline and distant snow-covered mountains, gives an arcadian vision of the place wildly at variance with what it would become: modern Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, now a major commercial port and the home of Russia's nuclear submarine fleet. It was at St Peter and St Paul that the battered vessels called in mid-1779, and here too that Major Behm agreed to take the news of Cook's death overland to St. Petersburg. This is an early state of the print, before letters. The temporary credits here scratched into the plate are differently worded to the final version that would appear in the publication: here there is no caption identifying the view and the image is identified as "Drawn from Nature by J. Webber" and "Engraved by B.T. Pouncy". In the finished version these would be differently expressed as "J. Webber del." and "B.T. Pouncy sc.". The proof engraving is printed on a noticeably different paper and its inking is distinctly finer than the examples of the finished version with which we have compared it. The result is a greater tonal quality. Joppien and Smith discuss the Kamchatkan visit at some length in both text and catalogue volumes of their study of the art of Cook's third voyage. In their description of the related watercolour view now in the Dixson Library in Sydney they note that the original version has probably been lost and that the Dixson watercolour is probably related to the engraving process. The drawings of Kamchatkan natives and of the interior of one of the huts recently offered for sale by ourselves were all related to this visit made by Cook's ships to St Peter and St Paul. This is a desirable and rare version of one of Webber's most successful images from Cook's third voyage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Giammaica.

      1784 - Venice, 1784. Original outline colour. 335 x 435mm. An attractive map, with Jamaica printed within a trompe-l'oeil 'scroll', and the parish borders highlighted with colour.

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        Atlas Volume for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere?

      G. Nicol and T. Cadell, London 1784 - Folio atlas, with 61 plates and two engraved charts; some foxing, joints starting, otherwise a very good copy in splendid contemporary polished calf. Beautifully bound atlas volume to the official account of Cook's third voyage, from the library of legendary English bibliophile Frances Currer. The book hails from the collection of one of the greatest female book collectors Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861, and bears her armorial bookplate. Currer was born in 1785 in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and was the daughter and sole heir of the Reverend Henry Richardson (1758-1784) who, shortly before his death, took the name of Currer on succeeding to the estates of Sarah Currer. Her mother was Margaret Clive Wilson, the only surviving child and heir of Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall. She inherited both estates which put her in possession of a very large and valuable library and she went on to become one of England's earliest female bibliophiles. Currer's library at Eshton Hall, Yorkshire, estimated variously between 15 and 20,000 volumes, was rich in works on natural science, topography, antiquities and history, and noted for their choice condition and fine bindings. Dibdin dedicated his Bibliographical Tour to her, and referred to her as being "at the head of all female collectors in Europe". Currer has an interesting association with the Brontë sisters, as she was a supporter of the Keighley Mechanics' Institution and the new school at Cowan Bridge, attended by the Brontës. It is probable that she was the 'wealthy lady in the West Riding of Yorkshire' who gave £50 in 1821 to help pay the debts of the newly widowed Patrick Brontë (Barker, 105). Charlotte Brontë used her surname for her pseudonym, Currer Bell. In addition to the Currer provenance, this atlas bears the more recent bookplate of voyage literature collector Carl Wendell Carlsmith.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean ; Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere?

      John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding and John Hardy, London 1784 - Octavo, four volumes, with a portrait frontispiece, large folding chart and a total of 49 plates; occasional moderate foxing, touch of worming affects preliminary leaves of one volume, overall a very good set in recent mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands. A handsomely bound set of the first octavo edition derived from the official account of Cook's third voyage. Appearing shortly after the publication of the full quarto edition, this was the first account of to reach the wider public eager for details of Captain Cook's death in Hawaii. In keeping with the popular demand for an engaging narrative, the text was abridged omitting some technical and navigation details. Free from cumbersome passages, this edition reads more like an adventure than the official quarto edition. Likewise, the plates have been re-engraved for the smaller format. Aside from the large chart accompanying the first volume showing the progress of the expedition the two folding plates are noteworthy. The first depicts the death of Cook and was engraved after the original by Dodd. It ignominiously depicts the last moments of the great navigator, here shown lying face down and clutching the shore whilst dragged by the calves by a Hawaiian warrior in a tapa cape. The second folding plate is a map of the Hawaiian Islands, with a separate and most engaging chart of Karakakooa Bay marked with soundings, details of native villages and areas under cultivation - and the location 'Here Capt. Cook was killed' duly noted. From the collection of Robert Edwards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Mappe Monde dediee au progres de nos connoissances.

      1784 - Venice, M. Remondini, 1784. Coloured, with gold highlights. 490 x 680mm. One small repaired tear. Double-hemisphere world map, but taken from an unusual angle. Paris is at the centre of the right sphere, so that Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and most of South America appear together: the left sphere contains Patagonia, Australia and the East Indian Islands. Thus Santini could name the two halves 'Hemisphere Maritime' and 'Hemisphere Terrestre'. Australia and New Zealand are only shown partially (despite Cook a decade before); the erroneous 'Mer de L'Ouest' appears in northwest America, with a large 'I. Nouvelle' just south of the Bering Straits; and Jesso is part of mainland Asia.

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        A New and Correct Chart of the Coast of Newfoundland from Cape Raze to Bonavista

      London: W. & J. Mount & T. Page, 1784. London: W. & J. Mount & T. Page, 1784. unbound. Sea Chart. Uncolored engraving. Page measures 18.75" x 40". This dramatic large scale map of the Avalon Peninsula in SE Newfoundland was part of a later edition of the fourth book, "The West-India Navigation", published by W. & J. Mount & T. Page in 1784. Beautiful rendering of bays and inlets, rocks, soundings, some anchorages, coastal islands, place-names and three big compass roses with north oriented towards the right. Also shown is a large inset of Chebucto Harbour (aka Jipugtug named by the Mi'kmaq Indians) with an early plan of Halifax. The two other creatively placed harbour details include Trinity Harbour (which is north of Avalon) and St. John's Harbour (which is the Capital of Newfoundland and one of the oldest city in North Americas). Deep folds and creases as issued, needs to be flattened, some browning along lower edges. Dark rich engraving. Manuscript notes on verso. Mount and Page are best known for being publishers of charts and pilot books. The "English Pilot" was the first English Atlas to chart American waters. It was published in many editions from 1671 to 1803.

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        The Death of Captain Cook , In February 1779 by the murdering Dagger of a Barbarian at Carakakooa, in one of the Sandwich Isles. He having there become a Victim to his own Humanity. The Distressing Scene, is Part of the Original Plate after Webber by Messrs Bartolozzi & Byrne

      Sold in Spur Street, Leicester Square, n.d. but, London 1784 - Oval engraving, 350 x 265 mm. (image size); crease in lower margin, otherwise in very good condition. The very rare variant issue. Exceptionally rare variant of the famous engraving of Cook's death showing, as the caption notes, "Part of the Original Plate after Webber". This is only rarely seen: the only copy catalogued by Joppien and Smith was in the British Museum. Based on the oil painting executed by Webber soon after he returned to London in 1780, the full-size version of the engraving was first issued early in 1784: Francesco Bartolozzi was responsible for the figures in the engraving and William Byrne produced the landscape. Quickly becoming the most famous of all eighteenth-century depictions of the massacre, the view appeared at about the same time as the official third voyage account was published. This was no coincidence: although lavishly illustrated by Webber, the official account did not include any depiction of the most famous scene of the entire voyage, the death of Captain Cook. As a result, the iconic engraving is often seen bound into extra-illustrated editions of the third voyage account. Reflecting the general opinion prevailing in published accounts of the voyage, the original image, as Joppien and Smith argue, appeared to show Cook as 'an innocent victim, killed in the act of pleading for peace'. This is here heightened by the changed composition, as the oval design gives the original image a radically different impact, eschewing the drama of the conflict between the British sailors and the Hawaiians in favour of a scene in which Cook, his arm raised in supplication to his men offstage, stands alone and overwhelmed by a seething crowd. The only copy noted among Australian holdings appears to be the heavily clipped copy in the National Library of Australia, part of the Nan Kivell collection.

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        The Royal Society Medal, in commemoration of Captain Cook . Obverse: Uniformed bust of James Cook. Reverse: Fortune leaning upon a column, holding a rudder on a globe

      Royal Society 1784 - Bronze medal, 43 mm. diameter; slight wear to both faces but a reasonable example. Royal Society medal in bronze. The Royal Society's formal memorial to the great navigator: one of 577 bronze medals struck. Fellows of the Royal Society were entitled to a free bronze medal, while silver and gold issues were available by subscription only.

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        PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ESSAYS: Translated from the Original Edmund Cullen, M.D....To which are added Notes and Illustrations, by the Translator

      London, J. Murray, 1784.. London, J. Murray, 1784.. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1784, 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 2 folding tables and 4 folding engraved plates, pages: xl, 1-464; xv, (1), 1-518, bound in modern full calf, decorative blind panelling to covers, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt rules and gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered labels (Physical misspelt Phisical), new marbled endpapers. Faint browning to edges of title pages, small light ink smudge to 2 pages, otherwise text clean throughout, light browning to 1 folding table, 2 plates faintly browned, 1 with brown staining on upper half of all 3 panels, 1 slightly misfolded. A very good set of the scarce first edition. Chapters include: aerial acid, analysis of waters, the waters of Upsal, the acidulous spring in the parish of Denmark, sea-water, the artificial preparation of cold and of hot medicated waters, the acid of sugar, the preparation of alum, antimoniated tartar, magnesia, the forms of crystals, particularly spathaceous, siliceous earth, the hydrophanous stone, the earth of gems, the turmalin stone, fulminating calx of gold, platina, the white ores of iron, nickel, arsenic, the ores of zinc, metallic precipitates, the art of assaying in the humid way, the blow-pipe and its use. A third volume was published in Edinburgh in 1791 by G. Mudie & J. & J. Fairbairn. The three volumes are seldom found together as first editions. Torbern Bergman (1735-1784) was a Swedish chemist who is most notably recognized for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. He was a prolific scientist, working in physics, mathematics, and physical geography as well as chemistry. After graduating with a master's degree in 1758, he became professor of mathematics at Uppsala in 1761 and later was a professor of chemistry as well as pharmacology. Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, Volume I, page 18, 341; John Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, Volume 1, pages 98-99; A catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcombe Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 149; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 2, page 41. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De Walvischvangst, met Byzonderen Daartoe Betrekkelyk

      Amsterdam: Peter Conrad, 1784. 15 copperplates (5 fldg) 6 copper engraved maps. 4 vols, 4to. 96, 116, 116, 116 pp. First edition of this history and analysis of Dutch whaling efforts in the Arctic, including Greenland, Spitsbergen, Novaya Zemlya, Jan Mayen Land, and the waters of the Davis Strait, in the 16th -18th centuries. With charts of these areas as well as a folding chart of "de Noord-Pool," and plates of whales and inhabitants of polar regions. The narrative history is accompanied by statistics of expenditures and catches, and by magnificent plates of whales and whaling activities. The third volume deals with the inhabitants of polar regions, with suitable illustrations, and the fourth volume is a history of the Dutch herring fishery, with a folding panorama of herring fishing. Text in Dutch. This first edition of 1784 is rare, Jenkins citing only the 1791 edition in his bibliography (p. 114) and in his history of whaling (p. 169.) Not in Arctic Bibliography. The whaling plate is cited in Ingalls, "Whaling Prints in the Lothrop Collection". Bound in modern full leather, antique style, with blindstamped covers, raised bands and spine label.Backsrtip lightly sunned, small oval institution stamp on each title page. A very good copy of a rare and important book in the history of whaling.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Amsterdam. Holandesa. 20X13. 4 Obras en el mismo libro: 1784, Considerations sur le magnetisme animal, M. Mesmer y M. Bergasse, 1h+149Pag+1h. 1785. Remontrances des malades aux medicins de la Faculte de Paris 1h+103Pag. 1785. M. F. L. Thomas d'Onglee, Rapport au public de quelques abus auxquels le magnetisme animal a donne lieu, 165Pag+1h. 1785, M.F***, Essai sur les probabilites du somnambulisme magnetique 70Pag. Ademas de toda esta gran Obra del Magnetismo animal a parte contiene una 1h manuscrita de la epoca del anterior poseedor, curioso. Rarissimo ejemplar. Ref 5.7 Biblioteca A&8.

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      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Madrid. 1784. Pergamino a la romana. 478pag. 15x10. Traducido del Frances al Castellano por D. Felipe Lopez Somoza. macha de humedad alguna pagina (foto). Buen ejemplar. Ref 8.7 Biblioteca A. N° de ref. de la libreria ABE-12302814296

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        Nya handels-bibliotheket.

      Första delen. Sthlm, A. J. Nordström, 1784. 8:o. 120 s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag med handskriven titel på ryggen. Ryggen delvis defekt. Lagerfläckig, varav hårt i början. Tvärsgående fuktränder på s. 7-48, 63-80 och från 92 till slutet. Sidorna 115-18 helt loss. Med D. Dahlqvists namnteckning daterad den 24 februari 1806. Ur Per Kjellanders bibliotek.. Allt som utkom. Arbetet inleds med en dedikationsdikt till Gustav III. Innehåller vidare ett företal och uppsatserna "Afhandling om näringstvånget i gemen, och skrån i synnerhet", "Förslag, til nybyggens anläggande i Indien, och på africanska kusten", "Förslag til grofva klädes-fabriquers inrättande å landet; afgifvit til kongl. maj:ts och riksens Commerce-collegium, af commerce-rådet herr Johan Jac. Westberg" och "Om Marstrands frihamn". Den sistnämnda upptar sidorna 89-120 och har inte uppmärksammats av Aberstén och Tiselius. Kellgren fick 1782 ett anslag ur manufakturfonden för utgivandet av detta arbete, som var tänkt som en fristående fortsättning på Eric Sefströms "Handels-bibliothek", som utkommit i fyra delar 1772-77. Det blev hårt angripet av Thorild i "Den nye granskaren"

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      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. XVI +384 Pag. 19x13. 1784. 3 lams. grabs. Plena piel, dorados en lomo en que figura La galatea(fallo de epoca)Tres laminas dibujadas por J.F. Ximeno y Manuel de la Cruz y grabadas por Bartolome Vazquez y J.J. Fabregat. Es la tercera edicion 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.

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      - Madrid 1784. Joachin Ibarra Impresor. Tomo segundo del diccionario que publico el autor cinco años antes y que se completa con este apendice, raro de encontrar a la venta. Plena piel época. Nervios y tejuelo. 22x15 cm. XIJ + 492 págs. Texto a dos columnas. Papel limpio y con buenos margenes. Últimas páginas del indice con ligeras marcas de humedad sin afectar al texto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean;

      London: John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding, and John Hardy, 1784 . London: John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding, and John Hardy,, 1784 . undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere: performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. Being a copious, comprehensive, and satisfactory Abridgement of the Voyage written by … 4 volumes, octavo (210 × 130 mm). Contemporary green morocco, marbled boards with vellum tips, title gilt direct to the spine. Portrait frontispiece to volume I, and 48 other plates, including a folding plate of the death of Cook, 2 folding maps A little rubbed, light browning, occasional spotting, slight off-setting from but not to the plates, tear with no loss to the large general map, neatly repaired verso, overall a very neat and attractive set. First octavo edition, issued in the same year as the unabridged official account in quarto. "This abridged account is preferred by some readers because, the nautical and technical parts having been deleted, the work reads more like an adventure" (Hill).

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        Fielding's New Peerage of England Scotland & Ireland; containing the origin & progress of Honours; manner of creating Peers; orders of Knighthood: Introduction to Heraldry with an Heraldic dictionary and a compleat extinct Peerage.

      John Fielding, London. 1784 - 2 vols in 1. 12mo. Pp, iv, 238, (8, index); 135, (13). Engraved frontis. and title pages and 78 engraved plates. Full calf, raised bands, contrasting morocco title label. A little rubbed but a sound, tight and attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PROSE, E VERSI PER ONORARE LA MEMORIA DI LIVIA DORIA CARAFFA Principessa Del S.R. Imp. e della Roccella, di Alcuni Rinomati Autori.

      Parma, Reale Stamperia, 1784. - In 4°, elegante legatura coeva in m. marocchino verde con angoli, tass. con tit., filetti e fregi in oro al dorso; pp. (8), 407, (3), con ritratto della principessa in antiporta e altro ritratto in medaglione, inscritto in un'illustrazione allegorica con elementi archeologici egizi, a precedere il testo (R. Morghen sc.), altre due belle illustrazioni allegoriche f. t. incise in rame da Raffaello Morghen e quattro "frontespizi" incisi in rame a piena pagina (S. Bianchi sc.). Nel testo sono inoltre presenti 69 testate, 41 iniziali ornate, 42 finalini (S. Bianchi sc.) e 16 cornici (B. Bossi sc.). Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di uno dei libri più apprezzati del grande tipografo saluzzese, fu ristampata nel 1793. Brooks, 250. Brunet, IV, 909: "Ce volume, magnifiquement exécuté, a été tiré à un petit nombre d'exemplaires pour etre distribué en présents". De Lama II, 29-30.

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        New, authentic, and complete collection of voyages round the world, undertaken and performed by royal authority. Containing an authentic, entertaining, full, and complete history of capitain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages .. for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy, &c., in the southern and northern hemispheres, &c. and successively performed in the years 1768 ... 1780. ..Now publishing under the immediate direction of George William Anderson.

      London, Alex Hogg, (1784-1786).Folio. Contemporary half calf (extremities of spine rep., marbled boards sl. rubbed). With 157 engraved plates, maps and charts (including portrait and worldmap showing Cook's tracts). 655+ Direction to the binder (without List of subscribers).* First collected edition of the accounts of Cook's three great voyages of discovery bound from the original 80 weekly parts. 'An important compilation of English voyages, richly illustrated. Anderson gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional materials from other sources are added to give scope and depth to the narratives' (Hill p.7). - (Few blank margins restored; some light foxing). Mody 18; Hill 18.

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        Lettera autografa dello scrittore e commediografo - amico di Alfieri, Goldoni e corrispondente di Voltaire - datata Venezia 21 febbraio 1784 diretta a Petronio Gabussi, maestro di casa dell'Albergati nella quale fa cenno all'Abate Stefano Arteaga. Una pagina in - 4. Indirizzo autografo e sigillo in ceralacca rossa alla quarta. Sono quasi affatto libero della mia doglia, e vi ringrazio dell'amorosa premura. S'annessa al Sig. Abate Arteaga con sicurezza. Il Suppini è sempre stato un birbante, e da birbante opera sino al fine. Mi basta che sia almeno finito quest'intrico. Starò attendendo l'esito, che voglio sperare felice, dei due affari arciprete e secchelli. Lo scrittore spagnolo Stefano Arteaga (1747 - 1799) fu precettore presso il Marchese Albergati Capacelli anche grazie alla pubblicazione della sua principale opera Le rivoluzioni del teatro musicale italiano dalla sua origine fino al presente. L'incarico in casa dell'Albergati, luogo d'incontro di letterati e scrittori, non durò a lungo. Assunto proprio nel febbraio 1784, cessò nello stesso anno, nonostante l'accordo stabilito tra precettore e ospite sui criteri per l'istruzione del marchesino Luigi, ispirati a una pedagogia illuminata e razionalistica. Ciò che invece irritava l'Albergati era la spregiudicatezza con cui l'ex gesuita valutava la letteratura italianA


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        LE PETIT FLAMBEAU DE LA MER, ou le véritable guide des pilotes côtiers; où il est clairement enseigné la manière de naviguer le long de toutes les côtes de France, d'Angleterre, d'Irlande, d'Espagne, de Portugal, d'Italie, de Sicile, de Malte, de Corse et de Sardaigne, et autres Isles du Détroit; et des Côtes de barbarie, depuis le Cap Bon jusqu'au Cap Verd. Comme aussi toutes les démonstrations des côtes, de la manière qu'elles paroissent de la mer.

      Saint Malo Chez L.H. Hovius,. 1784. Relie, petit in-4°, Reliure de l'époque. 19e siecle, 384pp avec illustrations. Dernière édition, bon etat.avec l'heure des marées en chaque port,et de la chute des courans; de plus les sondes et profondeurs qui se rencontrent tant dedans que dehors le Canal, la qualité des fonds, avec tous les dangers qui y sont. Les plans et baies des principaux ports et havres y sont démontrés d'une manière fort intelligible: comme aussi tous les amers, et plusieurs autres plans et baies qui se rencontrent en allant aux Indes Oientales, et une table des variations qui se trouvent tant en allant que revenant des Indes.

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        Memorials of human superstition

      London: G.Robinson, 1784. London: G.Robinson, 1784 Memorials of human superstition; Being a paraphrase and commentary on the Historia Flagellantium of the Abbe Boileau, Doctor of the Sorbonne, Canon of the Holy Chapel, & c. By one who is not Doctor of the Sorbonne. 2nd.Ed. Roy. 8Vo.1/2 red calf, 426 pp.Engr. title vignet, another vignet and 2 full pp. prints. 2 Pp. cropped.Text jumps from pp. 16 to 19, but complete. A fine copy of a scarce book on the flagellants. The (2) engravings are not signed. No translator or author is given. (Boileau..??)

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        Fabelen en Vertelsels nederduitsche vaerzen gevolgd.

      Te Amsterdam nij deErven P. Meijer en G. Warnars 1784 - 3 volumes. 12mo, 132 x 74 mms., pp. [iv], 124; [vi], 132; [ii], 110 [111 - 112 index], engraved vignette of Gellert on each title-page, engraved frontispiece in volume 1, 149 engraved plates, by N. van der Meer after J. Buys, contemporary continental half calf, speckled boards, spines ornately gilt in compartments, olive morocco labels. A very good to fine set, with the bookplate of Walther Konigsbeerger in each volume. Gellert (1715 - 1769) studied theology at Leipzig University but eventually became a tutor in philosophy, where his lectures were widely appreciated by both students and colleagues. Fabeln und Erzählungen was published in1746-1748 and translated into other European languages. Gellert modelled his fables on those of Fontaine, and several were set to music, most notably by Beethoven. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Praktische Anweisung zum Nivelliren oder Wasserwägen, nach einer in vielen Stücken veränderten und erleichterten Methode, nebst Beschreibung der dazu gehörigen Wasserwage (!). Mit 5 (4 teilkolor.) gest. Tafeln. Hannover, Helwing, 1800. 8vo. (20,0 x 12,5 cm). Titel, XVI, 252 S., 1 Bl. Druckfehler. Interimsbroschur d. Zt.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe. - Das Werk enthält Hogrewes Untersuchungen über die Wasserwaage, die er seit 1784 unternommen hat. Interessant ist besonders der zweite Abschnitt, in dem er u.a. eine Waage des Hannoveraner Mechanikers Drechsler beschreibt (mit 1 Tafel). Im weiteren über seine neue Methode des Nivellierens. Hogrewe (1737-1814) ist vor allem durch die Hannoversche Landesaufnahme in den Jahren 1769-1779 bekannt geworden, aus der ein 165 Blatt umfassendes Kartenwerk hervorgegangen ist. "Der Nachwelt ist [er auch] bekannt als... Verfasser ausgezeichneter, meistens als 'Praktische Anweisungen' betitelter Lehrbücher." (NDB IX, S. 475). - Exemplar der Tetschner Bibliothek mit großem rotem Stempel auf der Titelrückseite. Poggendorff I, Sp. 1129. - Enslin, Bibl. Arch. S. 20. - Ersch, Lit. der Math. Sp. 105, Nr. 921. - Nicht bei Engelmann u. Grewe. - Rücken fehlt nahezu komplett. Etwas stockfleckig. Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar.

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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 - Nice copy of this edition, a reprint of the earlier Hawkins editions, except here the Life of Cotton by Oldys has been replaced by Hawkins' own Fourth Hawkins Edition. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Cotton and 14 engraved plates. Pp. lxxxii, 268; xxxiv, 111, [10, index]. Nineteenth- century half morocco by J. Sampson, York. Some wear, some light staining in four gatherings K,L,T,U. Very good copy. Coigney 13; Horne 13; Oliver 13

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        Nachricht von einigen Häusern des Geschlechts der von Schlieffen oder Schlieben vor Alters Slivin oder Slivingen.

      Cassel, Waisenhaus-Buchdruckerei, 1784.. 4°. 25,5 cm. Titelblatt, [3] Blatt, 282, IV, XVI Seiten, Seiten 283 - 472, 200 Seiten (Beilage 1-100), [1] Blatt (Druckfehler). Ganzlederband der Zeit mit reicher Goldprägung, goldgeprägter Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen.. Erste Ausgabe. Mit 19 Kupfertafeln (10 Wappen, 19 Stammtafeln). Einband berieben, bestoßen, Blätter teils wenig stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. First edition. With 19 copper engravings. Contemporary full leather binding. Cover rubbed, bumped, few pages lightly foxy. Good copy.

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        Poems, Moral and Descriptive

      London - J. Dodsley, 1784. London - J. Dodsley, 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce illustrated copy of the poems of Richard Jago, which also contains a brief biography of the poet. Illustrated with five engraved plates. With poems including Absence, To A Lady, Peytoe's Ghost, The Blackbirds,Adam: An Oratorio, and many more. Jago's best-known poem, The Blackbirds, was first printed in Hawkesworths Adventurer (No. 37, March 13, 1753), and was generally attributed to Gilbert West, but Jago published it in his own name, with other poems, in Robert Dodsley's Collection of Poems (vol. iv. , 1755). In 1767 appeared a topographical poem, Edge Hill, or the Rural Prospect delineated and moralized; two separate sermons were published in 1755; and in 1768 Labor and Genius, a Fable. Shortly before his death Jago revised his poems, and they were published in 1784 by his friend, John Scott Hylton, as Poems Moral and Descriptive. Condition: Rebound in a half-calf binding. Externally, sound, though with rubbing to the extremities and marks. Front joint cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just some light marginal age-toning, and handling marks and foxing to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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      Lnodon - T. and W. Lowndes, 1784. Lnodon - T. and W. Lowndes, 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of the first novel by renowned English author Fanny Burney. A new edition. Frances Burneys first novel, Evelina or the History of a Young Ladys Entrance into the World, was published anonymously in 1778, without her fathers knowledge or permission. Evelina was published by Thomas Lowndes, who voiced his interest after reading its first volume, agreeing to publish it upon receipt of the finished work. The novel was rejected by a previous publisher, Robert Dodsley, who refused to print an anonymous work. Burney, who worked as her father's amanuensis, had copied the manuscript in a disguised hand to prevent any identification of the book with the Burneys, thinking that her own handwriting might be recognised by a publisher. It was unthinkable at the time that a young woman would deliberately put herself into the public eye by writing, and Burneys second attempt to publish the work involved the collusion of her eldest brother, who posed as its author to Lowndes. Inexperienced at negotiating with a publisher, Burney only received twenty guineas as payment for the manuscript. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in crushed morocco. Externally sound, though with some rubbing to the boards and some wear to the heads of the spines. Hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Internally, firmly bound. Bookplate of J. Wilson to front pastedown. Pages are bright, though with some spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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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

      Author, London 1784 - First Edition. 1/4 Calf. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memorials of Human Superstition; Being a Paraphrase and Commentary on the Historia Flagellantium of the Abb? Boileau, Doctor of the Sorbonne

      London - G. Robinson, 1784. London - G. Robinson, 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarceedition of Memorials of Human Superstition; Being a Paraphrase and Commentary on the Historia Flagellantium of the Abb Boileau, Doctor of the Sorbonne. Illustrated with two plates and two vignettes to title and to head of first page. Second edition. A commentary on a book by Jacques Boileauof Historia Flagellantium: de Recto et Perverso Flagrorum usu Apud Christianos written in 1700. Condition: In a contemporary half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to board, slight marginal loss to boards and to tail of spine. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound but with free endpapers absent. Bright but with the occasional spot and handling marks to pages. Pages 17 and 18 are bound before page one. Overall: GOOD.

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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses, ou Lettres recueillies dans une Societe, & publiees pour l'Instruction de quelques autres.

      Amsterdam, Et se trouve a Paris, Durand Neveu 1784.. 4 Bde. in 2 geb. (kompl.). 8°. XV, 169; 2 Bll., 170; 2 Bll., 163, 1 Bl., 184 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Kopfgoldschn. Kanten berieb. Hs. Besitzvermerk am Tit. Einige wenige S. (1-8) v. Bd. 3 geringf. wasserrandig.. Dieser Briefroman von de Laclos (1741-1803) gilt als ein Hauptwerk der französischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts und als Sittengemälde des ausgehenden Ancien regime. Hermann Hesse sagte er sei unter den erotischen, gesellschaftskritischen Romanen seiner Zeit der klügste, kühlste und unsentimentalste, literarisch sowie psychologisch glänzend. Sehr rare Ausgabe, zwei Jahre nach der EA. Diese Ausgabe erschien beim Verleger der Originalausgabe. Bibliographisch von uns nicht nachweisbar.

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        Biographische Notizen über Ludwig van Beethoven. Koblenz, K. Baedeker 1838. 8°. 2 Bll., XVI, 164 S., mit 1 lithogr. Porträt-Tafel, 2 gest. Noten-Tafeln ("Die Klage"), 1 (mehrf. gef.) lithogr. Tafeln mit Brieffragmenten sowie einigen Noten im Text, Hlwd. d. Zt. mit aufgez. vord. OUmschl.

      . . Eitner X, 201 - Nottebohm 195 - Wolffheim II, 451 - Riemann I, 120.- Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe der ersten Biographie Beethovens, verfaßt von seinem Jugenfreund Franz Gerhard Wegeler und seinem Schüler Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838, deutscher Komponist, Pianist und Orchesterleiter). "Wichtiges und seltenes Quellenwerk, wohl das bedeutendste der älteren biohraphischen Literatur des Meisters" (Wolffheim).- Das Frontispiz mit einem Schattenriß des sechzehnjährigen Beethoven.- Papierbedingt durchgehend etw. gebräunt, tls. auch etw. braun- u. wasserfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.# Very rare first edition of the first biography of Beethoven.- Throughout slightly browned and partly a little brown- and water-stained.

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        Beschreibung von Pyrmont. 2 Bände.

      Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1784 - 1785. 13 Bll., 323, (1) S. und 6 Bll., 355, (1) S. mit 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten, 1 gefalteten "Grundriss von Pyrmont" (ca. 26,5 x 32,5 cm), aufgenommen von J. M. Kitz 1781, und 8 gefalteten Kupfertafeln mit Ansichten aus Pyrmont und Umgebung, von C. G. Geyser nach G. F. Weitsch. Etwas abweichende Halblederbände der Zeit. - Berieben und bestoßen. Vordergelenk von Band 2 defekt (nicht lose). Der Plan mit alt restauriertem Einriss, die Ansichten an den Rändern teils etwas knittrig; durchgehend gering fleckig; Bd. 2 auf besserem Papier. - Marcard war Königl. Großbrit. Hofmedicus zu Hannover und Badearzt in Pyrmont. Seine vorliegende Beschreibung von Pyrmont gilt als sein Hauptwerk (Hirsch-H. IV, 67) und vorbildliche Bäder- und Brunnenbeschreibung mit hübschen Kupferstichen. - Bd. 1 behandelt die Gegend, Einrichtungen, Bequemlichkeiten, Ergötzungen, gesellschaftliches Leben, Merkwürdigkeiten und Geschichte von Pyrmont, die Beschreibung der Quellen etc., Bd. 2 die Anwendungen und Krankheiten, Brunnenregeln und Anmerkungen über die Kur überhaupt..

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        Veduta di Nicotera presso la Chiesa de' Paolotti

      Nicotera VV 1784 - Scorcio del paese, con rimandi sotto il titolo da 1 a 4. mm 225x342

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        Mémoire sur la Décomposition de l'Air Atmosphérique par le Plomb.

      A Paris, Rue et Hotel Serpente, 1784. - in-8. 24pp. Cartonnage moderne. Edition Originale très rare de cette œuvre de jeunesse du médecin espagnol Ignacio Maria Ruiz de Luzuriaga (1763-1822), pionnier de l'hygiène publique en Espagne. C'est une étude sur la corruption de l'air et ses consequences sur la santé, publié pendant un séjour fait à Paris à l'âge de 21 ans. Ignacio Maria Ruiz de Luzuriaga naquit à Villaro (Vizcaya) en 1763. Il obtint une bourse pour étudier la médecine à Paris puis à Londres et à Edinburgh. De retour en Espagne il se consacra aux questions d'hygiène. En 1797 il fait paraître son ouvrage le plus important ("Tratado sobre el colico de Madrid"). Il fut un des promoteurs de la vaccination en Espagne et le Gouvernement le chargea de l'organisation des services sanitaires. Ruiz de Luzuriaga était membre de nombreuses acédémies et institutions scientifiques et médicales en Espagne et à l'étranger. Rarissime tiré-à-part du «Journal de Physique». Manque au NUC. Inconnu à Cole, Chemical Litterature. Manque à Quérard. Manque également à Palau. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biblia. Das ist: die ganze Göttliche Heil. Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Uebersetzung Doct. Martin Luthers, mit vorgesetzten kurzen Inhalt eines jeden Capitels, und beygefügten richtigen Schriftstellen; mit Zusammenhaltung des Grundtextes, wie auch verschiedener alten und neuen Editionen, auf das sorgfältigste ausgefertigt. Nebst einer Vorrede Herrn Joan. Francisei Buddei, weiland der H. Schrift D. und P. P. in Jena, worinnen eine Einleitung zu erbaulicher Lesung der heiligen Schrift mitgetheilt wird.

      Minden, Johan Augustin Enax 1784.. Mit Kupfertitel. 7 Bll., 944 S., 284 S., 2 Bll. Lederband mit Blind- und Goldprägung, Rücken mit goldgepr. Eignernamen F(riedrich) W(ilhelm) Pasch und Datierung 1840.. Vorgebunden ein aufwendiges kalligraphisches Doppelblatt, im herzförmigen Zentralfeld: "Anna Margaretha Busch, anjetzo in der Hackhauser-Mühle, gehöret diese Biblia; geschrieben am 20ten Junius, 1787". Die Hackhauser Mühle gehörte zum Wasserschloss Hackhausen in Solingen; die Mühle würde 1639 erstmals urkundlich erwähnt, bei einem Brand des Schlosses 1887 wurde sie zerstört. Anna Margaretha Busch betrieb zusammen mit ihrem Ehemann Peter Jacob Schüller die Mühle von 1781-1801. - Die letzten 2 Blätter eng beschrieben mit den Namen und Daten (1833-1867) diverser Mitglieder der Familien Pasch und Hölterhof. - Bei der Neubindung ist das schöne Blatt der ersten Eignerin etwas beschnitten worden.

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        Kleine Seelenlehre für Kinder. 8 Bl., 224 S. Mit 16 Abbildungen auf 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von Coentgen nach Rosmäsler. Lederbd d. Z. auf fünf Bünden (Ecken und Kapitale berieben) mit Rückenschild.

      Ohne Ort (Hamburg?) 1784.. . Wohl unberechtigter Nachdruck der seltenen Erstausgabe von 1780, eine Anleitung für Erzieher, Kinder in Gesprächsform über psychologische und moralische Begriffe aufzuklären, über die menschliche Seele, deren Vermögen, Instinkte und Leidenschaften. "Ein Paar Ideen zu den Vorstellungen auf den Kupfertafeln sind von den Basedowschen Elementarbildern entlehnt, weil ich keine zweckmäßigeren anzugeben wuste. Diese Kupfertafeln müssen nicht mit in das Buch eingebunden; sondern in dem Lehrzimmer neben der über diese Gespräche zu machende Tabelle zur täglichen Erinnerung aufgehängt werden" (Vorrede). - Exlibris. Gutes, kaum fleckiges Exemplar. - Seebaß 326 und Wegehaupt 260 (ohne Kupfer). Vgl. Brüggemann/Ewers 153 und Sp. 1050 ff. ausführlich.

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        Physisk-Oeconomisk Beskrivelse over Eger -Præstegiæld i Aggerhuus-Stift i Norge ; tilligemed et geographisk Kort over samme, af (...)., Prof. Theol. og Sognepræst til Eger.

      Kbh., Trykt paa Gyldendals Forlag hos A. F. Stein. 1784. 8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd, tittelfelt i rødt skinn, enkel ryggforgylling, marmorerte dekler. (16), 288 s. Med et foldekart og en foldeplansje.. Liten rift ved øvre kapitél, ellers et meget fint eksemplar

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        Discours Sur l' Histoire Universelle, Depuis Le Commencement Du Monde Jusqu'a L' Empire De Charlemagne, Imprimée Par Ordre Du Roi Pour l' Éducation De Monseigneur Le Dauphin

      Didot l' Ainé, Paris 1784 - Collection des Auteurs Classiques François et Latins Un fort volume in-quarto de 632 pages; quelques piqûres éparses, quelques feuillets jaunis. Reliure de l'époque en plein maroquin vert, légèrement décoloré par endroits; doubles filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes. Petites épidermures sur les pourtours des plats, travail de vers superficiel au centre du second plat. Dos lisse orné de triples filets dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, titre et tranches dorés. Ouvrage imprimé à 200 exemplaires, avec les nouvaux caractères de la fonderie de Didot l'Ainé, sur papier-vélin de la manufacture de MM. Matthieu Johannot père et fils, d'Annonay, premiers fabricants en France de cette sorte de papier. Très belle typographie pour cet exemplaire grand de marge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        welche Herr Ingenieur-Hauptmann Müller zu Darmstadt in abgewichenem Jahre gefunden hat. SS. 269-275. In: Der Teutsche Merkur. Hrsg. C. M. Wieland. Erstes Vierteljahr.

      Weimar, (Hoffmann), 1784.. (17,5 x 11 cm). 288 S; XLVIII S. Anzeigen. Mit 3 gefalteten Notenbeilagen. Pappband der Zeit.. Seltener Beitrag über den Prioritätsstreit zwischen Philipp Matthäus Hahn und Johann Helfrich Müller um die Erfindung ihrer Rechenmaschinen. Letzterer hat 1783 eine Maschine vorgestellt, die er selbst entwickelt hat, deren Äußeres jedoch der von Hahn stark ähnelt und deren Konstruktion vermutlich ebenfalls auf diese zurück geht. - Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise gering gebräunt.Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - Bischoff, Geschichte der Rechenmaschine S. 173

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        Beobachtungen über die Natur, Arten, Ursachen und Verhütung des Wahnsinns oder der Tollheit. Aus dem Englischen von J.C.G. Ackermann

      Leipzig Jacobäer, 1784-1788 (2 Bände in 1 Band).. 8°, PappBand der Zeit, Rückenschild, beschabt, unbeschnitten, mehrere Stempel; X, 256 S., 3 Bl.; 5 Bl., 372 S., 1 Bl.. deutsche EA, selten! Arnold (1742-1816) war Besitzer eines großen "private madhouse" in Leicester und auch erster Arzt im öffentlichen Leicester Lunatic Asylum. LEIGH 56ff.: "This book represents a real advance and ... marks the beginning of a new phase in the development of psychiatry, the rise of the professional psychiatrist". HUNTER/MACALPINE 467ff.: "Historically Arnold's importance was that he attempted a new classification of insanity by mental symptoms drawn with some care and exactness immediately from nature. (His) attention to clinical detail and his thorough historical survey set an entirely new standard of scientific scholarship in psychiatric literature". LEIBBRAND/WETTLEY 348ff.; GARRISON/MORTON 4920 (zur engl. EA).

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        "Die Ost= und Nord= Seite des Schlosses zu Heidelberg samt der Stadt und Gegend. Herausgegeben zu Mannheim in Decemb. 1784 von A. Schlicht Kurpfälz: Hofbau Meister". Links das Schloss, rechts der Neckar mit der Stadt.

      Aquatinta-Radierung in Braun von Abel Schlicht, 1784.. Ca. 41 x 57 cm (Darstellung ohne Schrift), ca. 82,5 x 71 cm (Rahmenaußenmaß).. Nicht bei Schefold; Thieme/Becker XXX, 108. Abel Schlicht (1754-1826) kurfürstlicher Hofbaumeister, erwarb seine künstlerische Ausbildung bei Lorenzo Quaglio und schuf insgesamt vier großformatige Aquatintaradierungen. Leicht stockfleckig (unauffällig), kleiner Einriß am oberen Blattrand (kaum sichtbar). Gerahmt unter Passepartout in schmaler Goldleiste.

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        Mémoire sur les différentes manières d'administrer l'électricité, et observations sur les effets qu'elles ont produits. Extrait des mémoires de la Société royale de médecine.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1784 - In-8 [199 x 121 mm]. Collation : (2), 301, (1) pp., 2 planches h.-t. Veau moucheté, dos orné de double filets dorés, pièce de titre en basane bordeaux. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition sous forme de livre. Ce travail a été publié dans les oeuvres de la Société royale de médecine; l'auteur y ajoute ici un supplément de quelques pages décrivant quelques nouveaux cas. L'auteur explique les différentes manières d'administrer l'électricité, les diverses maladies qu'il a traité par ses méthodes puis, énumère et critique tout ce qui a été écrit sur l'électricité médicale. Illustré par deux planches montrant des instruments et des expériences. Reliure un peu tachée, deux coins usés, sinon bon exemplaire. Provenance : Alphée Servan (signature). // You can browse all my books on

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        Plays of Three Acts;

      Dublin - Price, Colles, Gilbert et al., 1784. Dublin - Price, Colles, Gilbert et al., 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this volume containing five of William Hayley's plays: The Happy Prescription, Marcella, The Two Connoisseurs, Lord Russel, and The Mausoleum. William Hayley (1745-1820)was a successful poet and playwright. His plays included the tragedies Lord Russell and Marcella. In 1793 Anna Seward, praising the sentiments of Lord Russell, describing them as pleasing, natural and pathetic, also deemed the play as lacking spirit and variety (Letters of Anna Seward, 3. 212) in style. Earlier, Joseph Wright of Derby had stated that never was anything finer wrote than Ld. Russel (1784, from photocopies of part of the Gilbert S. Inglefield collection in the possession of the keeper of art at Derby City Museum and Art Gallery). The opinion of each may well have been coloured by the state of their existing relationship with Hayley: Wright and he held a mutual admiration while Seward, suffering a distinct cooling of friendship in contrast to what she had enjoyed some years earlier, became one of Hayley's severest critics. Of Marcella she wrote that it had a disgusting plot, and so was never likely to please (Letters of Anna Seward, 3. 212). Nevertheless, this was staged simultaneously by two rival theatres in 1789. Hayley soughtbut failedto improve morality through his plays and his Lord Russell and Marcella, both in blank verse, have more recently been referred to as pseudo-Shakespearean (Bishop, 127). Whatever the opinion of his works, Hayley, nevertheless, was deemed to possess some skill in moving compassion (ibid. , 128, quoting Cary in the London Magazine). (DNB)Condition: Rebound in half-morocco with marbled boards. Externally very smart, with very little wear. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to title page. Pages generally bright, with just some scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Grammatical Institute of the English language, comprising, An easy, concise, and systematic method of education, designed for the use of English Schools in America: In Three Parts. Part II. Containing, a plain and compreh

      Hudson & Goodwin for the author, 1784. Hudson & Goodwin for the author. Fair. 1784. B0042P2UAC Fair. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Leather over boards. 16 cm, 138 pages. Rare first printing of Noah Webster's second book. Lacks final leaf (page 139 & blank verso). Skeel (Bibliography of the Writings of Noah Webster NY 1958) mentions two versions of title page with different credits to the Latin quotation but BAL 20542 (under John Trumbull who wrote 'Prosody' p. 119-132) states 'all copies examined by BAL have the Latin quotation on the title-page credited to Cicero. ' [As does this copy] Rare with only 9 listings in OCLC. fair condition lacks final leaf (page 139 & blank verso). A little writing on inside of cover, bottom of title; top of title page torn to the extent that the 'A' of the title is missing. Page 133-4 loose but laid in. Page 135-6 still bound in. . B0042P2UAC .

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        Beschreibung der Versuche mit den aerostatischen Maschinen der Herren von Montgolfier nebst verschiedenen zu dieser Materie gehörigen Abhandlung. Aus dem Französischen. Nebst acht Kupfertafeln.

      Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1784.. 8°. XXXIV u. 268 S. m. gestochemem Frontispiz (dieses etwas gebräunt) u. 7 gefalteten (Kupferstich-)Karten. Halbleder der Zeit m. Rückengoldpr. u. goldgepr. Rückenlederschild. 5 Bünde. Lederecken. Buntpapierbezug. Farbschnitt. Buntpapier-Vorsätze. Einband m. starkem Abrieb an Rücken und Kanten, Ecken bestossen, vorderes Einbandgelenk angeplatzt u. dadurch der vordere Einbanddeckel angelockert. Innen sauber..

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