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        BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIA. Facsimile edition, in 7 volumes.

      - Volume One: 1784-1830. Pp. viii+xii+[ii]+540, 32 plates, index; Volume Two: 1831-1838. Pp. viii+x+[ii]+568, 39 plates, addenda, index; Volume Three: 1839-1845. Pp. viii+xii+[ii]+632, 37 plates, addenda, index; Volume Four: 1846-1850. Pp. viii+xii+[ii]+734(last colophon), 38 plates, addenda, corrigenda, index; Volume Five: 1851-1900, A-G. Pp. viii+xiv+1146, 36 plates; Volume Six: 1851-1900, H-P. Pp. viii+viii+1142(last blank), 37 plates; Volume Seven: 1851-1900, Q-Z. Pp. viii+xii+1076(last blank), 37 plates; all volumes roy. 8vo; boards occasionally a trifle marked, a couple of corners faintly bruised; dust wrappers, a couple slightly soiled, most backstrips lightly faded, edges rubbed, with a few tiny splits or chips; small inked number on lower pastedowns, two leaves slightly creased and torn near front of Volume 3, a couple of outer leaves faintly creased Volume 6; National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1975-77. *With the Supplementary Locations List loosely inserted in Volumes I & II. A final volume (Addenda to Volumes I to IV) was later published separately. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ipecacuanha. Cette plante nait dnas le Bresil sur les mines d?or l?on némploye a la cueillir que des homes condamnez aux mines (Ipecacuanha, plant from Brazil)

      In the early 18th century, France turned away from imperial aspirations to focus on more personal and pleasurable pursuits. As political life and private morals relaxed, the change was mirrored by a new style in art, one that was more intimate, and decorative.Louis XIV's desire to glorify his dignity and the magnificence of France had been well served by the monumental and formal qualities of most seventeenth-century French art. But members of the succeeding court began to decorate their elegant homes in a lighter, more delicate manner. This new style has been known since the last century as "rococo," from the French word, rocaille, for rock and shell garden ornamentation. First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Painters turned to the sensual surface delights of color and light, and from weighty religious and historical subjects to more intimate scenes. The styles of representation range from the mildly stylized but naturalistic to the intensely fantastical, verging on the surreal. This style would soon give way to one that adhered to the austerity and democratic spirit of the revolutionaries at the end of the century.This original hand-colored engraving, ?Ipecacuanha. Cette plante nait dnas le Bresil sur les mines d?or l?on némploye a la cueillir que des homes condamnez aux mines? from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton?s, ?Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages? is a splendid example of the French decorative arts produced in Paris in 1784, just previous to the French Revolution. This engraving, most likely executed for porcelain designs, measures 17.25? x 11.25? and is in very good condition with faint staining around the margins. This engraving shows the ipecacuanha plant, a flowering plant in the madder family, the roots of which are used to make syrup of ipecac, a powerful emetic. This lively engraving is vibrantly colored with rich green leaves, brown roots and deep grey-black berries.

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS, AND ILLUSTRATED IN THEIR DIFFERENT SIGNIFICATIONS BY EXAMPLES FROM THE BEST WRITERS...THE FIFTH EDITION. LONDON [CT IN 2 VOLS]

      London: Strahan. Good with no dust jacket. 1784. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Folio 17 x 10.5 x 7"; A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS, AND ILLUSTRATED IN THEIR DIFFERENT SIGNIFICATIONS BY EXAMPLES FROM THE BEST WRITERS...THE FIFTH EDITION. LONDON [ct in 2 vols]. So stated Fifth Edition. Folio (427 x 254mm. ) , vol.1: [46]pp. (including title, preface, History of the English Language, Grammar of the English Tongue, Advertisement to the Fourth edition) , (General Dictionary: ) 2B-2K2, L-13A2 , unpaginated; vol.2: [2]pp. (title) , (General Dictionary: ) 15A-31D2, [*]2, unpaginated, titles in red and black, woodcut tail-pieces, weight is 34 pounds. Bound in contemporary calf with black morocco spine labels, worn, covers detached. Contents generally VG. Ownersip marks of James salmons 1823. .

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        Description et usage d'un cabinet de physique experimentale.

      Chez Gueffier 1784 - - Chez Gueffier, A Paris _1784, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,3cm), (4) xvj, 396pp. (23Pl.) et (4) 474pp. (2) (28Pl.), relié. - Seconde édition, illustrée de 51 planches dépliantes (23 pour le tome I et 28 pour le second, en fin de volumes) sur papier fort. Plein veau blond glacé d'époque. Dos à nerf orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Tomaisons dorés et frottées. Frottements divers. Deux coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire, frais. Pédagogue et démonstrateur extraordinaire, Sigaud de la Fond suit très tôt les cours de l'abbé Nollet (non moins célèbre pour ses expérimentations en physique et en électricité) auquel il succédera, et se constitue rapidement un cabinet de physique expérimentale. Ses expérimentations sont multiples et s'engagent dans de nombreux domaines, l'électricité, mais aussi le phosphore, la recette du dentifrice, la médecine. Avec le temps, il se consacrera plus amplement à son cabinet de physique et à ses expérimentations, même s'il conservera une activité enseignante admirée partout en Europe. Livres à Figures (4) xvj, 396pp. (23Pl.) et (4) 474pp. (2) (28Pl.) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1495 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      Dublin: , 1784. Undertaken By The Command Of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere …Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. 3 volumes octavo (206 × 118 mm) contemporary streaked calf, red and green labels to the spines, flat spines densely gilt with a repeated cinquefoil and ribbon motif, rebacked with the original spines laid down. Portrait frontispiece, 2 folding maps, 24 folding charts and plates, folding language comparison table. Contemporary armorial bookplates of Standish Grady of Grange, Co. Limerick, to front pastedowns. A little rubbed, one folding plate repaired, some light browning, but a highly attractive set. First Dublin edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, another attempt to find a north-west passage, during which he "discovered" Oahu and Kauai at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, and, more importantly, "depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries in the fields of natural history and ethnology were considerable and the drawings made by the artists were of great significance. There are numerous statues and monuments to Cook in many parts of the world … but the best memorial to him is the present-day map of the Pacific, which he did so much to shape" (ODNB). The voyage culminated in tragedy with Cook's death in a meaningless skirmish on a Hawaiian beach, but the Hawaiian survey was completed in spite of this. Clerke then sailed once more for the Arctic in an unsuccessful attempt to complete Cook's instructions, in spite of the fact that he was dying of tuberculosis. Clerke died in sight of Kamchatka and it was left to John Gore to bring the expedition safely back to England. +

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        A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMAND OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

      Dublin. 1784.. Three volumes. [8],xcviii,421; [14],549; [11],559pp., plus frontispiece portrait, eighteen folding maps and charts, seven folding plates, and folding table. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Extremities lightly worn, slight wear to spine end and hinges, but a very good set. First Dublin edition of the official account of Cook's third and final voyage, including text on the exploration of Hawaii and the west coasts of America, Canada, and Alaska. The third voyage was undertaken to continue the British survey of the Pacific, but most particularly to search for a northwest passage from the western side. Sailing in 1776, the expedition called at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society islands, then sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands. They then thoroughly explored and charted the Northwest Coast from the Bering Straits along the coast of Alaska and Canada, as far south as present northern California. Returning to Hawaii in 1778, the expedition was at first received warmly; but after departing and being forced to return to repair a mast, trouble developed which led to a tragic series of events in which the great navigator was killed. However, the expedition pressed on under Clerke and then Gore, and explored the coasts of Siberia and Kamchatka before returning to England in 1780. Forbes calls this work "arguably the single most important book on the Hawaiian islands." The Dublin edition was issued both with and without the plates; this copy is the issue with the plates, which is considerably more desirable and difficult to come by. HOWES C729a. SABIN 16250. BEDDIE 1546. London edition: HILL 361. FORBES 62. LADA-MOCARSKI 37.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      London,: Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, and others, 1784-, 1785.. Four volumes, octavo, with two folding maps and 49 plates, intermittent foxing, title-page of first volume thumbed, a few spots through the text yet a very good set in a smart modern binding of polished half-calf with gilt labels, with the often discarded half-titles present. First octavo edition of the third voyage account, with a large chart of the world as discovered by Captain Cook, and a finely engraved folding map of the Hawaiian Islands. Intense public interest in the fabulous discoveries of the third voyage and widespread consternation over the death of England's beloved mariner resulted in copies of the quarto edition selling out quickly; within a year quarto sets were changing hands at outrageous prices. This demand prompted two London octavo editions of 1784-1785, including this set printed for John Stockdale and a group of entrepreneurial publishers. The list of subscribers is considerable, indicating the fervent public interest and a modest price considerably reduced from that of the expensive quarto edition.In addition to the two impressive maps, the set features 49 plates newly engraved after the illustrations from the quarto atlas, including classic studies of the native inhabitants of Kamschatka and the Northwest coast of North America engraved after the original studies by John Webber.This edition was originally issued in weekly parts with printed wrappers; half-titles for this edition seem to be usually absent, this set includes those for volumes 2 to 4 (none is called for in volume 1).Beddie, 1545; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 69; Sabin, 16251.

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        THE WORKS OF THE REV. DR. JONATHAN SWIFT, DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S, DUBLIN. ARRANGED, REVISED, AND CORRECTED, WITH NOTES, BY THOMAS SHERIDAN, A.M

      London: Bathurst, Strahan, Collins et al, 1784. Seventeen volumes uniformly bound. All volumes rebacked with red and green leather labels, gilt and blind-stamped designs, date at bottom of spine. The first volume is "The Life of the Rev. Dr. Swift" by Sheridan, with a frontispiece engraving of Swift. . Quite a nice-looking set. Swift (1667-1745) was an Irish writer,satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, and cleric! He is best known for works such as "Gulliver's Travels" and "A Tale of a Tub". . New Edition. Full Mottled Calf. Light Edge Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        A Plan of the Surprise of Stoney Point, by a Detachment of the American Army, commanded by Brigr. Genl. Wayne, on 15th July, 1779. Also of the Works erected on Verplanks Point, for the Defence of Kings Ferry, by the British Forces in July, 1779, from the Surveys of Wm. Simpson Lt. 17th Rt. and D. Campbell Lt. 42d Rt. by John Hills Lt. 23d Regt. & Asst. Engr

      London: printed for Wm. Faden, March 1st 1784. Hand-coloured copper- engraved map. Sheet size: 21 x 28 1/2 inches. Some soiling and repaired tears to old fold. "This splendid battle plan is the only battle plan of this engagement published" (Nebenzahl), it recalls the action in which the American forces, led by "Mad Anthony" Wayne recaptured the strategically important fortification at Stony Point on the Hudson. Wayne's laconic message sent immediately after the battle, reported to Washington that "The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours. The men behaved like men determined to be free." "In late May, 1779, British Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton sent a force of about 8,000 men up the North (or Hudson) River with the intention of drawing General George Washington's Continental Army out of its lair at West Point. By June 1st Crown forces had occupied and begun fortifying Stony Point, New York on the west side of the river and Verplanck's Point on the east side. This move effectively closed King's Ferry, a major river crossing at that narrow point in the river, about 10 miles south of West Point and 35 miles north of New York City. Stony Point was garrisoned with elements of the 17th Regiment of Foot under the command of Lt. Col. Henry Johnson. The 17th was reinforced there by the grenadier company of the 71st Highland Regiment, a company of the Loyal American Regiment, and a detachment of the Royal Artillery with nine cannon, four mortars and one eight-inch howitzer. A Royal Navy gunboat was assigned to protect the river approaches to the fortifications, and the sloop Vulture was also on patrol in that part of the river. Washington observed construction of the fortifications through a telescope from atop nearby Buckberg Mountain ... [and] used intelligence gathered from local merchants ... During this time he formulated a plan of attack and selected a commander to lead it: Major General Anthony Wayne of Pennsylvania. The British position at Stony Point was a fortified one, but it was never intended to be a true fort in the 18th century European sense of the word. No stone was used and no walls were constructed. The defenses consisted of earthen fleches (cannon positions) and wooden abatis (felled trees sharpened to a point and placed in earthen embankments). Washington's plan called for a two-pronged, pincer-type, nighttime attack on the fortifications to be carried out by 1,200 men of his Corps of Light Infantry. According to 18th century military doctrine, this was not enough men to take a well-prepared defensive position, but in addition to the element of surprise, Washington's plan exploited a fatal flaw in the fortifications. British engineers had extended the wooden abatis 50 yards into the river in order to prevent attackers from approaching along a narrow beach at the base of the point, but low tide in the river meant men could wade around the end of the abatis. Washington gave Wayne his orders, along with permission to alter the plan if necessary. This was an unusual act for Washington, and indicates the high opinion he had of Wayne's tactical abilities. The assault would be difficult: it would be carried out in the dead of night, it called for the men to scale the steep, rocky sides of Stony Point, and it required absolute surprise. To accomplish this last aim Washington ordered that the men attack with bayonets only in order to prevent a musket blast from alerting British sentries. Despite the difficulty of the plan, Wayne made only one change. He decided to use a small force to approach the fortifications from the landward side - exactly where the British expected an attack to come from. This group was permitted to load their muskets and to keep up a fire 'sufficient to amuse the enemy' as a diversionary tactic. Wayne selected Col. Richard Butler to lead the northern column, Maj. Hardy Murfree to lead the diversionary attack on the British center, and Wayne himself would lead the southern column. At nightfall on July 15, 1779, Wayne and his men marched south from West Point in three columns. The civilians they met along their march were taken into custody to prevent them from warning the British. The three columns rendezvoused at about 10:00 p.m. at a farm just a few miles from the fortifications. The men were given a rum ration and their orders. They were also given pieces of white paper to pin to their hats in order to help them tell each other from the British in the darkness. The three columns then moved out to begin the attack. Bad weather that night aided the Continentals. Cloud cover cut off moonlight and high winds forced the British ships in Haverstraw Bay to leave their posts off Stony Point and move downriver. At midnight, just as scheduled, the attack began. Murfree's center column was spotted by British sentries and fired upon. Wayne's column was discovered by the light of the muzzle blast of a cannon firing at Murfree's men, but by that time it was too late to turn the cannon: Wayne's men had succeeded in getting inside the British first line of defenses. Wayne himself was struck in the head by a spent musket ball and fell to the ground, leaving Col. Christian Febiger to take over command of Wayne's column. Meanwhile, Butler's men had succeeded in cutting their way through the abatis, although they sustained the only loss of life on the American side while doing so. The first man into the British upper works was Lt. Col. Francois de Fleury, a French nobleman serving on Wayne's staff. He was followed by Americans named Knox, Baker and Dunlop all of whom earned cash prizes for their accomplishment. As the men hauled down the British colors, they called out 'The fort's our own!': the prearranged password telling their comrades the battle was won. The battle had lasted less than an hour, yet it proved to be the major engagement of 1779, and one of the last major battles of the War in the Northern Theater. Wayne's losses were only 15 killed and 83 wounded. 546 prisoners were taken, 74 of whom were wounded. Some Patriot sources stated that there were 63 British dead but military historian Mark M. Boatner describes this claim as "obviously false" and accepts the official British report of 20 killed. Before dawn, Wayne sent a brief dispatch telling Washington that 'The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours. The men behaved like men determined to be free.' The next day Washington rode into the works to inspect the battlefield and congratulate the troops. For his exploits, Wayne was awarded a medal by Congress, one of the few issued during the Revolution." (Wikipedia). Cf. Cumming British Maps of Colonial America p.68 & fig.34; Nebenzahl Atlas of the American Revolution p.131 & map 32; Nebenzahl A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795 #145.

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        CODE DES PRISES OUR RECUEIL DES ÉDITS, DÉCLARATIONS, LETTRES PATENTES, ARRÊTS, ORDONNANCES, RÈGLEMENS & DÉCISIONS SUR LA COURSE & L'ADMINISTRATION DES PRISES, DEPUIS 1400 JUSQU'À PRÉSENT

      Paris. 1784.. Two volumes. [4],xxxv,xxvii,610,[2]; [2],611- 1230,xlii pp. Quarto. Contemporary patterned calf, spines gilt, leather labels, all edges stained red. Slight rubbing and wear, bookplate on front pastedowns. Very clean internally, with only occasional foxing or soiling. A very nice set. An important work on French privateering law, listing the laws chronologically from 1400 to 1784. This work was compiled by Daniel Marc Antoine Chardon, who served as intendant of St. Lucia (1763), intendant of Corsica, as well as several other posts in the French government. There are many references to dealings with North American colonies and the fledgling United States. ABPC finds no copies for sale at auction in the last thirty years. A scarce and important compendium. BARBIER I:625. POLAK 1808.

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        Precis de L'histoire Ecclesiastique

      Books are hardcover, leatherbound, 2 volume set in Good condition. Bindings remain tight, moderate edge-wear to leather covers, leather is beginning to chip in on tail end of spine on volume 1. Books are bound in full leather with gilt titles, marbled endpapers and page-edges; published by Desaint publishing house of Paris in 1784 (books are in French). An attractive set.

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        The Universal Magazine (of Knowledge and Pleasure). 1784 (July through December)

      London.: William Bent.. 1784.. Half-leather bound volume 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 336 pp. plus Supplement (pp. 337-383) and 4 pp. index. Engraved bookplate by I.C. Berndt. Leather spine perished; abrasions to corners and boards; boards loose but holding; title page and first page of July number detached; contents in good clean condition. Volume contains 15 engraved plates, including 7 relating to Cook's Voyages, plus a folding map, "Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia," 10 1/2 x 18 inches, in good condition (several breaks at folds; 1 inch tear entering image at left margin). The Universal Magazine published in serial form the account of Captain Cook's voyage to the Northern Hemisphere. A note in the July number states the account continues from the June Supplement. The narrative in the present volume continues through the death of Cook. Plates relating to the voyage are King and Woman of the Friendly Islands; Two Women of Otaheite; a Morai in Atooi; Man and Woman of Nootka Sound; Man and Woman of Prince Williams Sound; Man and Woman of Oonalashka; and a portrait of Cook. All but the portrait of Cook and the Morai plate are double images. The volume also includes a portrait of "Dr. (Samuel) Johnson" in recognition of "Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Late Dr. Samuel Johnson." Of further interest is an illustrated account of the first manned balloon flight in England, "Mr. Lunardi's Aerial Voyage" (an "inflammable air balloon" fitted with oars) from London to Hertfordshire, on which Lunardi had for companions "a dog, a cat, and two pigeons." The volume contains much of interest with content pertaining to literature, exploration, and a landmark in the history of flight. The volume would merit rehabilitation. .

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        The Royal Society Medal, in commemoration of Captain Cook

      London,: Royal Society,, 1784.. Silver medal, 43 mm. diameter; relief bust of Captain Cook on recto, full-length relief portrait of Fortune leaning on a column while resting her hand upon a rudder and globe on verso; very good ("extremely fine"). The Royal Society's formal memorial to the great navigator. Fellows of the Royal Society were entitled to a free bronze medal, while silver and gold issues were available by subscription only; some were reserved for presentation. L. Richard Smith (in The Royal Society Cook Medal, Sydney, 1982) has suggested a probable final minting figure of 22 gold, 322 silver and 577 bronze medals. An engraving of the medal was printed on the title-page of the second and third editions (and some copies of the first) of the official account.The commissioning of this medal was due above all else to the efforts of Sir Joseph Banks, who supervised 'the minting and distribution of the Royal Society Cook medal as a personal task coincident with the publication of the narrative of the tragic third voyage' (H.B. Carter, Sir Joseph Banks, 1988, p. 168). Cook's European reputation is borne out by several letters to Banks from the Continent requesting specimens of the medal, including one from Bougainville, who wrote in June 1785 to remind Banks that as a member since 1756 he felt entitled to one (see The Banks Letters, ed. W.R. Dawson, 1958, p. 122).Beddie, 2790; Betts, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 553; Brown, British Historical Medals, 258; Klenman, K5; Marquess of Milford Haven, 'British and Foreign Naval Medals', 734; Mira, Captain Cook: his coins & medals, pp. 35-7; Nan Kivell & Spence, Portraits of the Famous and Infamous, p.72.

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        An album containing images of shells selected from "Figures of nondescript shells collected in the different voyages to the South Sea since the year 1764"

      London: Thomas Martyn, [after 1784]. Quarto. (10 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches). 144 engraved images of 72 different species of shells, finely hand-coloured in imitation of watercolours, mounted onto 30 leaves of 19th-century wove paper, each image carefully cut to the edge of the image and mounted with between two and eight images displayed per page. Expertly bound to style in half dark red straight grained morocco over contemporary red glazed paper-covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. A fascinating and unique album of images from Martyn's seminal work on the shells collected on Captain Cook's voyages. A highly lucrative market in shells from exotic lands had developed by the middle of the 18th century. The shells from Cook's First and Second Voyages, for example, were eagerly sort after, and when the specimens collected on the Third Voyage were offered for sale, one of their most enthusiastic buyers was Thomas Martyn. In a letter dated 9 December 1780, he wrote: "I may venture to affirm that I have purchased, amounting to 400 guineas, more than 2 thirds of the whole brought home. Nevertheless I do not abound either in variety of the new or many duplicates of the known ones that are valuable" (quoted in: P. Dance Shell Collecting (London: 1966), p.100). The present album features images of shells from Martyn's Figures of non descript shells (or the larger work the Universal conchologist) which was published in various forms from 1784 onwards, mostly depicting shells collected on Cook's voyages (the third in particular). The reasons for the present selection, and the way the shells have been presented are unclear, but the great care taken in assembling each page and the deliberate arrangement of related species suggests it was the work of a knowledgeable conchologist. Martyn writes in his preface to the Universal Conchologist that in an effort to counteract the "complicated systems, bad arrangements, and the practice of crowding many sheets of different families into one plate, [which] have not only confused the subject, and created a distaste to the science itself, but made it necessary that even the most experienced collector should have some clew to conduct him through those labyrinths of difficulties" (Universal Conchologist, p.4). The shells are beautifully detailed and very clearly displayed. They are also exquisitely coloured, with a particularly lavish application of colour which all but obliterates the faint printed bases. All are the work of an academy of young artists trained by Martyn himself; he recruited young men who showed artistic talent, and trained them so that there "would generally be found that uniformity and equality of style, conception, and execution which it would be in vain to expect from a variety of independent artists" (Martyn, quoted by P. Dance op. cit., p.101). Cf. BM(NH) III, p.1258; cf. Brunet III, 1507; cf. Ferguson I, 40; Forbes I, 176; cf. Nissen ZBI 2728; cf. Spence p.39

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        The Psalms of David, Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian State and Worship

      London:: Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington .... 1784. hardcover. 2. 16mo. 80 x 140 mm. viii, 317, [23] pp. Original full crimson turkey morocco with massed gilt stamping on both covers and spine, all edges gilt, two clasps, black leather spine label; head of spine a bit chipped at corner, clasps missing the movable element, pages trimmed closely with occasional loss, but a very good copy with a lovely period binding. Bookplate of Oscar Ehrhardt Lancaster. Very good. . With a fore-edge painting of Richmond Bridge, Surrey. Painted circa 1948-50 by Stevens.

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        A Tour in Wales (2 vols complete) With the Moses Griffith Supplemental plates

      Horace's Head in Fleet Street London: Benjamin White, 1784 2 vols, 2nd ed, 62 pls, 3 eng tps, 5 woodcuts, complete. In half morocco with worn marbled boards, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, gilt tooling and titles, edges rubbed. Internally, college label to fpds, some offsetting, light browning at edges. Vol 1, 1784, engraved titlepage with vignette of Caergwrle Castle, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, 27 pls (of 26), (includes 1 pl from vol 2 as normal, 2 portraits, 2 plans, 9 folding), 1 woodcut, [8] index. Vol 2, 1784, engraved title page, and the additional 1781 engraved Snowdon tp, [2], (vi), [2], [1], 2-191 pp, [1], 184-487 pp, [8] index, [1], 2-7 pp supplement text, 25 pls (of 26, the 26th is in Vol 1 as normal, includes 1 folding, 3 plans, 2 portraits), plus the 10 supplemental plates (1 folding), 4 woodcuts, 2 engraved title pages. Regarded by many as Pennant's best travel book. Originally published in 2 parts in 1778, the Snowdon part came later and then the 3 parts combined in 1784. Was republished in 1810 in 3 volumes and again in 1883. (ESTC T213985. Allibone 1553. Lowndes 1823)Pennant, Thomas, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose travels and natural history are distinguished by his personal energy, a keen observational sense, and by methodological organization and attention to facts. See ODNB.

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        La Vision, Contenant L'Explication de L'Ecrit Intitule : Traces Du Magnetisme, Et La Theorie Des Vrais Sages

      A Memphis, et se trouve à Paris chez Couturier 1784 In-8° broché, couverture d'attente de l'époque, IV-31 pages et une planche hors-texte. Fils d'un ingénieur naval, il porte la soutane quelques années avant de préférer une vie plus laïque. Il est précepteur chez Claude Denis Dodun, un directeur de la Compagnie des Indes dont il épousera plus tard la veuve. Durant sa jeunesse, en bon breton, il vit d'abord en mer, puis continue de voyager dans toute l'Europe où il se fait initier dans des sociétés secrètes. Il est receveur général des États de Bretagne, puis, en 1794, Commissaire des Sciences et des Arts. À ce titre, il effectue en 1794-1795 un voyage dans le Finistère afin de visiter les dépôts de biens confisqués à la noblesse et aux couvents, sur lesquels il publie un rapport en 1799. Pétri d'une culture classique dont il émaille ses observations, Cambry se révèle un observateur curieux et scrupuleux, portant un intérêt à l'histoire et à la langue, à la musique et à la danse, annonçant par là les collectes à venir de Hersart de la Villemarqué et de Luzel. Il est notamment chargé d'établir le catalogue des « objets échappés au vandalisme révolutionnaire » dans sa région. Il est nommé en 1799 administrateur du département de la Seine. Partant d'une idée sur le respect des morts, à la fois philosophique et sociologique, il propose dans son rapport de 1799 un véritable plan urbanistique et architectural, fortement marqué par l'Antiquité, et un nouveau lieu nommé le « champ de repos ». Il est ensuite nommé préfet du département de l'Oise par Napoléon. Il y effectue une profonde réforme des circonscriptions cantonales. Il fonde avec Jacques Le Brigant l'Académie celtique le 30 mars 1805, qu'il présidera jusqu'à sa mort en 1807. Prestigieuse provenance : Le livre à appartenu à René Sémelaigne, le grand historien de la psychiatrie française : Cachet gras de sa bibliothèque sur la page de garde. L'exemplaire a ensuite appartenu à Pierre Amalric, le célèbre collectionneur. Il s'agit d'un des plus célèbres et rarissimes textes du magnétisme. Certains historiens de la psychologie dynamique ont vu dans la planche hors-texte, la première préfiguration du contre-transfert Bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Rapport de l'un des commissaires charges par le roi de l'examen du magnetisme animal

      Paris : Vve Herissant et Théophile Barrois 1784 In-8° relié, cartonnage d'attente moderne grenat, titre contrecollé, 79 pages. Magnifique exemplaire en parfait état Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        [Nio tal i vetenskapsakademien 1784-90.]

      Nio tal bundna i en volym: Åminnelse-tal öfver [...] Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin [...] af Daniel Melanderhjelm [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1784. 74 s. + Åminnelse-tal, öfver Carl Rudenschöld [...] af dess ledamot, Benct Ferrner [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1785. 70 s. + Åminnelse-tal, öfver [...] Pehr Högström [...] af Samuel Ödmann. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1785. 18 s. + Åminnelse-tal, öfver [...] Bengt Bergius [...] af dess medlem Anders Schönberg. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1785. + Åminnelse-tal, öfver [...] Torbern Olof Bergman, [...] af dess ledamot Peter Jacob Hjelm [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1786. 104 s. + Uti Kongl. Maj:ts höga närvaro, åminnelse-tal, öfver [...] Gustaf Phil. Creutz [...] af des ledamot, E. Schröderheim [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1788. 37 + (1) s. + Åminnelse-tal, öfver [...] Roland Martin [...] af des medlem, Adolph Murray. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1790. 50 s. + Åminnelse-tal, öfver [...] Joh. Haartman [...] And. Joh. Hagström [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1790. 28 s. + Åminnelse-tal, öfver [...] Casten Rönnow [...] af des ledamot doct. Joh. L. Odhelius [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1790. 22 s. Halvskinnband med fem upphöjda bind och grön och gul ryggtiteletikett. Exlibris (Emil Ekman och Sophie Kurck). Bra ex

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        A topographical map of the Republick of Genua taken from the celebrated Spanish map by Chaffrion with many additions & improvements, 1784

      Acquaforte e bulino, 1784, firmata in basso a sinistra. Bellissimo esemplare, stampato su quattro grandi fogli di carta vergata coeva, tagliati in segmenti, applicati su tela e più volte ripiegati. In ottimo stato di conservazione. La mappa murale della Liguria del Gravier è una variante della carta pubblicata a Londra da Andrew Dury e William Faden nel 1764/5. Come annunciato nel titolo di entrambe le carte, che peraltro è ripetuto in quattro lingue differenti, la mappa deriva da quella di Joseph Chaffrion, Milano 1685. Rispetto all?originale dello Chaffrion le versioni Dury e Gravier recano nel mare due cartigli con carte dettagliate della Corsica e della Sardegna, non descritte dal Piloni e dal Cervoni. La carta genovese, probabilmente realizzata con la lastra del Dury, rispetto alla quale vengono apportate delle varianti, è dedicata al cittadino Michel Angelo Cambiaso dallo stampatore. Il cartiglio con il titolo e dedica è leggermente variato nei motivi ornamentali; in basso a destra, è presente un altro cartiglio aggiunto, con il particolare dell?isola di Capraia. Yves Gravier, noto anche con il nome italianizzato di Ivone, era un libraio ed editore di origini francesi, probabilmente di Marsiglia, attivo a Genova tra il 1780 ed il 1801 ?..sous la loge de Banchi?. Molto noto soprattutto per aver pubblicato le edizioni italiane delle opere del cartografo marittimo Joseph Roux. Carta molto rara e decorativa. Genova Genua AA.VV La Liguria nelle carte e nelle vedute antiche, pp. 140/141 (la carta del Dury). 1840 1070

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        MORGANTE MAGGIORE

      ZATTAedito nel 1784 in Venezia, 2 volumi in 8°, legatura in pieno vitellino, riquadri dorati ai piatti, dorsi con fregi e doppio tassello con titoli in oro, ritratto dell'A. al frontespizio, vignette incise in rame all'inizio di ogni canto. Pregievole edizione veneziana del celeberrimo poema di Luigi Pulci (1432-1484). L'opera fà parte della nota serie del Parnaso Italiano, collezione di 56 volumi di letteratura italiana data alle stampe nell'Officina Zatta tra il 1784 ed il 1791. Ogni canto è inaugurato da una vignetta incisa in rame raffigurante uno degli episodi narrati.Buon esemplare.

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        Stirpes novae, aut minus cognitae, quas descriptionibus et iconibus illustravit.

      Parisiis, P.-D. Pierres, 1784-1785. 6 parts (bound in one volumes). Folio (504 x 340mm). With titles to all 6 parts and 91 (2 double-page) engraved plates (of which 54 after P.J. Redouté). 19th century half calf, spine in 7 compartments with red gilt lettered label. "This is one of the more delightful flower books of the eighteenth century. L'Héritier de Brutelle was an amateur botanist of unusual abilities and resources. Luckily, he persuaded the young Redouté to make fifty-four drawings for his 'magnum opus'. The book is splendid in its spacious descriptions, its charming exotic plates, its implications for taxonomic history; and fascinating as an imposing piece of eighteenth-century bookmaking, with its series of fascicles printed on broadsheets, its bibliographical algebra. It is in 'Stirpes novae' that Luxemburg-born Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) emerges as an extraordinary botanical artist. He had the great good luck to have the very fine Dutch artist Gerrit van Spaëndonck (1746-1822) as his master in drawing, and L'Héritier de Brutelle as his instructor in 'choses botaniques'"'(Hunt). Although the author had planned to publish more parts (with at least 120 plates), this fine botanical rarity remained unfinished. "Contains illustrations of about 10 Cape plants" (Kerkham, Southern Botanical Literature 1600-1988, No. 384). Apart from Pierre Joseph Redoute the following artists were involved: Prévost, Fossier, James Sowerby, Fréret, Aubriet, Bruguière, Jossigny and Henri Joseph Redouté. Cat. Redouteana 1; Dunthorne 246; Great Flower Books 64; Nissen BBI, 1190; Hunt 673; Huntia 2, pp. 29-58.

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        Plano del puerto de Trapano situado en la parte occidental de la isla de Sicilia con toda su principal sonda, marcas y enfilaciones para entrar con seguridad para el uso de Dn. Cayetano Valdes copiado por Josef Cordero en el puerto de Malta anno 1784.

      Manoscritto policromo ad acquerello dell?epoca, eseguito con estrema finezza. Raffigura tutta la costa vicino a Trapani e le isole Favignana e Levanzo indicando le profondità. Sotto al titolo nel riquadro in basso a destra vi è una lunga accurata istruzione per giungere a Trapani partendo da Favignana con la nave senza incappare in secche e scogli; seppur topograficamente semplice, trattandosi di un portolano, il manoscritto è di notevole fascino oltre che di grande rarità.

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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.

      Reale Stamperia 1784 In 4° (283x206); ritratto di Livia Doria Caraffa in antiporta inciso da Raffaello Morghen da soggetto di fedele Fischietti, 4 carte non numerate, altro ritratto, dei medesimi autori, della principessa entro medaglione arricchito da figure ed elementi archeologici egizi, pagg. 1-60, 1 tavola inc., pagg. 61-244, 1 tav., pagg. 245-407, 1 c. non num. oltre al foglio d'errata incluso sciolto; numerosi eleganti iniziali (41), fregi (69), finalini (42) incisi da S. Bianchi e 16 cornici incise da Benigno Bossi, tutto di gusto neoclassico. Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorso a cinque nervi con ricchi fregi floreali eseguiti a piccoli ferri agli scomparti, inquadrati da doppio filettino, tutto impresso in oro, titolo su tassello in marocchino rosso, tagli rossi. Prima edizione (ristampata con aggiunte nel 1793), di una fra le più apprezzate opere per nitidezza d'esecuzione e ricchezza delle incisioni, che Brooks definisce "tra i piu' bei libri stampati da Bodoni". Ricordiamo alcuni tra i più illustri poeti e letterati dell'epoca, autori di componimenti qui pubblicati: I. Pindemonte, A. De Giorgi Bertola, S. Bettinelli, C. Bondi, ecc., che si celano con pseudonimi di arcadi.Esemplare molto bello con ampi margini.Brunet, IV 909; De Lama II, 29-30; Brooks, 250.

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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses Ou Lettres Recueillies dans une Société, & publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres. (2 Volumes)

      A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Chez Durand, Neveu, Libraire, à la Sagesse, rue Galande. 1784. Early edition. 4 books in 2 Volumes. 12mo, half calf with red and black title labels, gilt to spine. Speckled paper-covered boards. Vol. I: 199 + 188pp; Vol. II: 175 + 208pp. Text in French. Title pages and half-titles to all 4 books. Vol. I has 1cm deep strip missing across tops of first two pages and Vol. II has same on just the half-title page. Vol. I has 'A. F. Blunt' handwritten on ffep with a previous owner's/bookseller's pencil remark 'Anthony Blunt's copy' on inside front cover but there is no corroborating evidence to back this up. Some light foxing to prelims and old glue marks on inside front and back covers, also to corners of outer covers (please see scan) but overall a VERY GOOD SET. (Shelf 4)

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        Gründlich- und vollständiger Unterricht sowohl für die Wald- als Garten- Bienenzucht, in den Churpfalz- Bayerischen Ländern.

      München, J.B. Strobl, 1784. 8vo. pp. (26), 288, with 1 engraved frontispiece, large engraving on title and 4 engraved folding plates. Contemporary boards. Horn & Schenkling 17359. An attractive illustrated work on beekeeping in South Germany. The charming engraving on the title-page showns a bear emptying a beehive. All important operations in the beekeeping year are carefully described. Pösel was 'Churpfalz- Bayerischer Bienenmeister'. Old handwritten name on title, some slight staining.

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        A letter from Franco Andrea Bonelli to Antonio Maria Vassalli-Eandi 'A monsieur Vassalli-Eandi, Profess. d. Physique, Sécretaire perpétuel de l'Acad. Imp. des Sciences etc. Turin', Dated Genève, le 28 Juin 1810.

      The letter contains 3 pages of written text and one page for the address. Franco Andrea Bonelli 1784-1830) was an Italian ornithologist, professor of Zoology at the Turin University and director of the zoological Museum. He published a work on the birds of Piemont 'Catalogue des Oiseaux du Piemont' in 1811, 2 birds are named after him 'Phylloscopus bonelli' and the 'Bonelli Eagle'. The letter is addressed to Antonio Maria Vassallo-Eandi (1761-1825), Italian scientist and director of the Turin Natural History Museum. Bonelli's letter describes bird observations during the months January to June 1810. The second half of the letter gives amongst others information about his project to describe the 'Carabiques des collections de ... Jurine et Boissier' .

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        LA SCIENZA DELLA LEGISLAZIONE DEL CAVALIER GAETANO FILANGIERI

      GIUSEPPE GALEAZZI - MILANO 1784 Voll.in16°, leg.am. m.tela muta con titoli in oro al dorso, conservati i piatti originali, buona copia. Tomo 2° parte 1° - delle Leggi politiche, ed economiche, pp.150, Tomo 3° parte 1° - delle Leggi criminali, pp.144, Tomo 3° parte 2° - principi fondamenali da' quali deve dipendere la teoria delle prove giuridiche, pp.164, Tomo 3° parte 3° - de' delitti e delle pene, pp.186, Tomo 3° parte 4° - de' delitti e delle pene, pp.228, Tomo 4° parte 1° - delle Leggi, che riguardano l'educazione, i costumi, e l'istruzione pubblica, pp.144, Tomo 5° - delle Leggi, che riguardano la religione, con note giustificative de' fatti, pp.100 + 128, barbe, rari piccoli fori. L'opera completa del Filangieri stampata dal Galeazzi consiste in 11 volumi. Noi ne possediamo n.7 come sopra descritto. Codice SBN: IT\ICCU\TO0E\053668

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        Dell'utilità dei conduttori elettrici. Dissertazione pubblicata per ordine del governo

      Marelli 1784 In 8°, pp. XXXIV + 304 con 1 tav. all'acq. f.t. più volte rip. Frontespizio inciso all'acq. con vignetta.  Galleria di tarlo restaurata alle prime 15 cc. e altra galleria restaurata più piccola al margine interno inferiore ad una ventina di cc. Qualche leggera gora. Legatura in cart. ed. decorata restaurata. Esemplare con danni riparati, peraltro copia freschissima in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dedica al contropiatto anteriore al "sig. professore Pratolongo da parte dell'autore". Segue, più in basso, la firma di possesso di G. A. Mongiardino (Giovanni Antonio Mongiardino, medico e docente all'Università di Genova). Ed. orig. di questa importante opera di Landriani: "erudita ed elegante dissertazione" in cui "dopo avere dottamente parlato della natura del fulmine, dei suoi terribili effetti... dimostra come l'elettricità artificiale tutti li imita". Quindi passa a descrivere "l'asta metallica del Franklin mercè la quale il fluido fulmineo si sottopone all'analisi e si ritrova in tutto simile all'elettrica materia... passa l'Autore alle sperienze de' cervi volanti e riferisce il sorprendente fenomeno accaduto al Sig. Romus in Francia per cui viene a verificarsi la proposta fatta dal Franklin di difendere cioè dal fulmine le case con innalzare sopra le medesime un'asta metallica... ecco che qui l'A. entra direttamente a trattare dei conduttori dimostrandone con ogni genere di prove la loro utilità..." (Effemeridi letterarie di Roma, XIII, 1784, p. 303 e ss.). Landriani (1751-1816) pubblicò nel 1775 le Ricerche fisiche intorno alla salubrità dell'aria, uno dei primi esempi italiani di chimica pneumatica. Ciò gli valse la chiamata alla cattedra di fisica, allora istituita, delle Scuole Braidensi. I suoi esperimenti sulle arie e sugli acidi ebbero risonanza europea. Ebbe numerosi incarichi dal governo. Nel 1791 condusse una missione diplomatica presso la corte di Sassonia a Dresda dove continuò a occuparsi di studi di fisica, diffondendo le recenti scoperte elettrofisiologiche di Galvani. ITA

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des isles francoises dans les Indes Occidentales par Guillaume Thomas Raynal

      Chez Pierre Heubach 1784 In 8, pp. XIV + 356 con 1 ritr. inc. all'antip. e 1 grande tabella più volte rip. Br. ed. muta. Ottimo es. genuino in barbe e intonso. Edizione originale di quest'opera che partendo dalla sua più famosa dedicata ai commerci europei nelle indie e nelle americhe, si occupa specificatamente della colonizzazione della Francia nelle americhe. Dopo aver analizzato il ritardo francese nella corsa coloniale, Raynal descrive i tentativi fatti verso le Antille a partire dagli inizi del  XVII sec. Tratta poi della conquista della Guyana, di Santa Lucia, della Martinica, di Guadalupe, di Santo Domingo e di Tabago. Raynal dopo un inizio ecclesiastico, abbandonato il sacerdozio si fa conoscere come apostolo della libertà. Il ritratto sulla terza edizione della sua importante opera sul commercio degli europei nelle Indie, opera avversata e conndatta al rogo, lo obbliga a fuggire, prima in Svizzera poi in Prussia, tornato in Francia nel 1784, si dedica a istituire premi accademici. Con la rivoluzione si metterà nei guai con molte critiche agli eccessi del terrore. La sua fama gli eviterà la ghigliottina. ITA

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        DES ERREURS ET DE LA VERITE', OU LES HOMMES RAPPELES AU PRINCIPE UNIVERSEL DE LA SCIENCE... PAR UN PHILOSOPHE INCONNU EDIMBOURG (LYON). 1782 - SUZE, CHARLES DE. SUITE DES ERREURS ET DE LA VERITE'... SALMONOPOLIS. 1784 1784

      EDIMBOURG (LYON). 1782 - SUZE, CHARLES DE. SUITE DES ERREURS ET DE LA VERITE'... SALMONOPOLIS. 17843 VOLUMI IN- 8°, M. PERGAMENA. (IV), 8, 8, 263, (1) PP.; 284 PP. ( LE PP. 275-76 E 279-80 SONO POSPOSTE); (IV), 435, (1) PP. ( LE PP. 81-84 E 892 SONO POSPOSTE). BELL' ESEMPLARE INTONSO CON BARBE. OPERA MOLTO RARA COMPRENDENTE LA "SUITE". " EDITION BIEN IMPRIMÉE... CE PREMIER ÉCRIT DU PHILOSOPHE INCONNU... FUT CONDANNÉ PAR L' INQUISITION DE LISBONNE; IL EST UNE RÉFUTATION DES DOCTRINES MATÉRIALISTES, BASÉE SUR LA THÉORIE GNOSTIQUE DE L' ÉMANATION OU DES AGENTS SPIRTUELS ÉMANÉS DU VERBE..." (DORBON, BIBLIOTHECA ESOTERICA, 4305-6). CAILLET, III, 9769-70. CAT. STANISLAS DE GUAITA, 931. CHATEAURHIN, BIBLIOGRAPHIE DU MARTINISME, P. 17 (I).

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        A Tour in Wales (2 vols complete) With the Moses Griffith Supplemental plates

      Horace's Head in Fleet Street London: Benjamin White, 1784 2 vols, 2nd ed, 62 pls, 3 eng tps, 5 woodcuts, complete. In contemporary full spotted calf, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines relaid, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to green leather labels. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Joseph Sladen (of Riple Hall?) to fpds, text block edges yellowed, very minimal foxing and browning.Vol 1, 1784, engraved titlepage with vignette of Caergwrle Castle, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, 27 pls (of 26), (includes 1 pl from vol 2 as normal, 2 portraits, 2 plans, 9 folding), 1 woodcut, [8] index. Vol 2, 1784, engraved title page, and the additional 1781 engraved Snowdon tp, [2], (vi), [2], [1], 2-191 pp, [1], 184-487 pp, [8] index, [1], 2-7 pp supplement text, 25 pls (of 26, the 26th is in Vol 1 as normal, includes 1 folding, 3 plans, 2 portraits), plus the 10 supplemental plates (1 folding), 4 woodcuts, 2 engraved title pages. Regarded by many as Pennant's best travel book. Originally published in 2 parts in 1778, the Snowdon part came later and then the 3 parts combined in 1784. Was republished in 1810 in 3 volumes and again in 1883. (ESTC T213985. Allibone 1553. Lowndes 1823)Pennant, Thomas, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose travels and natural history are distinguished by his personal energy, a keen observational sense, and by methodological organization and attention to facts. See ODNB.

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        A Tour in Wales

      London: Benjamin White, 1784 2 vols complete, 1784, 52 pls, 3 eng tps. Two volumes in contemporary tree calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, odd mark. Spines, both relaid, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to maroon calf labels. Internally, bookplates of James Heywood to both fpds, hinges strengthened, board edges with gilt tooling. Vol 1, engraved titlepage, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, [8], index, 26 pls (9 folding, 2 portrait), 1 vignette. Vol 2, two engraved title pages, [2], (ii),[4], [1], 2-487, [8] index, 26 pls, 2 engraved tps, 4 vignettes, some offsetting, spotting and browning. Vol. 2 has an additional titlepage, engraved, reading: ’The journey to Snowdon’ with the imprint: London: printed by Henry Hughes, 1781. A nice copy of Pennant's three tours in Wales. (ESTC T213985. Lowndes 1823. Anderson 335. LibWalia 3928 & 32) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose accounts which he wrote of his journeys in Scotland, to London, and especially in North Wales, are among his best literary works. The first volume of his Tours in Wales was published in 1778, the second in 1781 (the first part under the title A Journey in Snowdonia ). An edition in three volumes, edited by (Sir) John Rhys, was published in 1883. See NLW WBO.

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

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

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        Oeuvres.

      8°. (20,5 cm). Les vol. 10 - 12 avec 24 gravures dessinés par Le Barbier, Lefebvre e.a. gravés par Dmbrun, Mahon, Godefroy e.a. Reliure plein veau d'époque, dos lisse avec motif d'urnes et fleurs, tomaisons en noir. 12 vol. Quérard, France littéraire 3, 142. - Notre exemplaire contien: vol. 1: Galatée. - vol. 2:Estelle. - vol.3: Numa Pompilius. - vol. 4 et 5: Théatre. - vol. 6 et 7: Gonzalve de Cordoue. - vol. 8:Nouvelles nouvelles. - vol. 9: Fables. - vol. 10 - 12: Cervantes, Don Quichotte. Volumes 1 à 5: troisième édition. Volume 1 avec petite déchirure à la coiffe et marque de vers sur le premier plat. 2 exlibris gravées. Dos légèrement frottés

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        Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Schwangern, Gebärenden und Wöchnerinnen.

      8°. XXII S., 1 Bl., 317 S.; 2 Bl., 344 S. Mit einer wiederholten gestochenen Titelvignette. Späterer Pappband unter Verwendung eines Inkunabelblattes als Bezugpapier. 2 Bände in 1 Band. Hirsch 4, 322. - Blake 317. - Wellcome IV, 204. - Waller 6778. - Erste Ausgabe. Mursinna (1744-1823) machte alle Stadien eines preussischen Arztes durch: Vom Lazarettchirurg bis zum Chef der Charité in Berlin. "Er gehörte zu derjenigen Classe der im vorigen Jahrhundert nicht seltenen Chirurgen, welche aus der Barbierstube hervorgegangen, ohne gelehrte Vorbildung, als Autodidacten durch gesunden Menschenverstand und nüchterne Beobachtung, verbunden mit nicht gewöhnlicher operativer Geschicklichkeit, Thätigkeit und Energie sich einen geachteten Namen in der Wissenschaft zu machen verstanden haben." (Hirsch). - Die ersten 80 Seiten mit schwächer werdendem Wasserrand.

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        La Scienza della Legislazione Sindacata

      Nella Stamperia di Amato Cons La Scienza della Legislazione Sindacata ovvero Riflessioni Critiche sulla Scienza della Legislazione del Signor Cav. Gaetano Filangeri. Tomo I (di due). Napoli, Nella Stamperia di Amato Cons, 1784. Prima edizione. D.Tommasi, Elogio storico di G.Filangeri, pag.XXXVIII. Unito: GRIPPA Giuseppe. Apologia all?antifilangeriana. Con alcuni opuscoli risguardanti l?agricoltura, e la pubblica economia. Napoli, Nella Stamperia di Amato Cons, 1795. Prima edizione. Kress, Italian Economic Literature, 660. Due opere in un volume in 8vo; pp.279, 200. Fioriture. Cart. posteriore, tassello al dorso. Giuseppe Grippa dal 1774 tenne la cattedra di fisica e astronomia nella scuola regia di Salerno, fu inoltre membro della Reale Accademia di scienze e belle lettere di Napoli. Divenne molto noto perché ingaggiò con Gaetano Filangeri una lunga e aspra polemica sulla funzione e il destino del baronaggio nel Regno meridionale. Nel 1782, due anni dopo l?uscita dei primi due volumi della Scienza della legislazione, pubblicò a Napoli una ?Lettera al sig. cavaliere d. Gaetano Filangieri sull?esame di alcuni suoi progetti politici?. Nel 1784 uscì il primo dei due volumi de ?La scienza della legislazione sindacata? e nel 1795, dopo la morte del Filangieri, ?Apologia all?antifilangeriana. Con alcuni opuscoli risguardanti l?agricoltura, e la pubblica economia?.

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        Le Lever de la mariée

      circa 1784. Engraving. Proof before letters. Printed on laid paper with watermark. In excellent condition with the exception of some very light foxing in the right margin. Image size: 15 x 11 7/8 inches. 18 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches. 18 7/8 x 14 1/8 inches. A fantastic proof before letters of this decorative Rococo print of a happy couple the morning after their wedding. Genre painting came back into favor when the Academy admitted Watteau's "The Pilgrimage to Cythera" to its ranks in 1717. From that point on a fashion for decorative subjects swept the country influencing an entire generation of French artists. This craze for intimate boudoir scenes did not subside until after the onset of the Revolution when, the frivolous tastes of the aristocratic elite were dispelled and a more sober era descended upon French art. This print is a wonderful example of French Rococo tastes. The picture is set in a sumptuous bedroom the morning after a young, aristocratic couple's wedding. The young bride sits on her father's lap while he speaks with his new son-in-law. Two chambermaids ready her toiletries while another closes the curtains on the marriage bed. This beautiful print is the pendant picture to Pierre Antoine Baudouin's "Le Coucher de la Mariee" which depicts the young newlyweds retiring to bed on their wedding night. Baudouin's painting was engraved by Moreau le jeune and finished by F. P. Simonet. Dugoure's frivolous scene is beautifully engraved by Triere creating a truly captivating image, which epitomizes the grand era of French Rococo art. Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 135

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        The Practical Bee-Mafter: In which will be shewn how to Manage Bees...: 1st Ed.

      London, for the Author, [1784].. HARDBACK, original full-calf with blind embossed rules and decoration on the spine, gilt lettering on red spine label, folding frontispiece, pages: x390, [ii] - adverts. and postscript, 126mm x 210mm, (5" x 8"), a duplicate from the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library, former owner's name handwritten on front and rear end-papers, covers a little worn, tail and corners rubbed with small losses, lacking 15mm at head, small wear in front fixed end-paper, small split in top part of fold to frontispiece, light marks on page margins occasionally, small piece missing from fore-edge of rear end-paper, otherwise a very fine copy. Scarce. British Bee Books 135.

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        Essai d'une Théorie sur la Structure des Crystaux, appliquée a plusieurs genres de substances crystallisées...

      8vo, 3 leaves, 236 pages, and 8 folding engraved plates. Lacking the half-title. Nineteenth century pink half calf, spine gilt with black morocco label. Prelims a little foxed, but a good copy. Signature of J. Robison, 1787, in upper corner of title, i.e. John Robison (1739-1805), natural philosopher, inventor, and collaborator with James Watt and Joseph Black, whom he succeeded as lecturer on chemistry at Glasgow.

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        Kurzer Unterricht vom Seidenbaue fur jeden Landeseinwohner, wie der Seidenbau anzufangen, fortzusezen und zu vollenden, oder, wie die Maulbeerbaume am leichtesten zu erziehen, wie die Seidenwurmer von Jedermann ohne Beschwernisse zu pflegen, und also

      Johann Baptist Widenmann Eichstatt: Johann Baptist Widenmann, 1784. 71 pages of text. Plain paper-covered boards, moderately worn and soiled, with moderate rubbing, with remnants of paper spine label. Minor worming to gutter, not affecting text. Illustrated by a fold-out frontis. of a tree being used for silk production. This is a rare treatise on silkworm farming. Title continues "...der Seidenbau in Aufnahme zu bringen sey ; Nebst einem Anhange von der Rindviehzucht, wie auch von Schafen und Schweinen.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        A Tour in Wales (2 vols complete) With the Moses Griffith Supplemental plates

      Horace's Head in Fleet Street London: Benjamin White, 1784 In contemporary polished tree calf, gilt chain tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, both professionally relaid retaining the old, attractive gilt tooling, titles in gilt to green leather labels. Internally, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, both have the bookplate of John Hunter to fpds, minimal foxing, browning, 2 volumes, 63 plates which include portraits and large pull outs and an extra plate of the Hawarden Castle plan, 5 vignettes, and another illustration.Vol 1, 1784, small binders label to fep (C Kalthoeber), ink note (quote?) in contemporary hand on Pennant signed by Lord Orford to ffep, engraved titlepage with vignette of Caergwrle Castle, [10], 488 pp, 27 pls (of 26), [8], 1 vignette, some of the plates are large pull outs, 1 has been placed incorrectly. Vol 2, 1784, engraved title page, with the additional 1781 engraved TP, [2], (vi), [2], 498 pp, 26 pls, 4 vignettes, 7 pp, 10 pls, [8] index. (ESTC T213985. Allibone 1553. Lowndes 1828)Pennant, Thomas, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose travels and natural history are distinguished by his personal energy, a keen observational sense, and by methodological organization and attention to facts. See ODNB.

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        Le Concert agreable

      circa 1784. Engraving. Proof before title and publication details, state ii/iii. In excellent condition with the exception of two mended tears in the upper and lower margins. Image size: 13 7/8 x 16 7/8. 15 1/8 x 18 inches. 18 9/16 x 21 5/16 inches. A charming scene of an idyllic musical afternoon, by the famous miniature artist Nicolas Lavreince. This is a stunning proof impression of this beautiful print by Varin after Nicolas Lavreince. The scene depicts an elegantly dressed group enjoying a musical afternoon. The seated guitar player and standing woman with a mandolin (?) share an intense gaze.Lavreince (1737-1807) was a Swedish miniature painter who trained and worked in Paris until the onset of the Revolution when he returned to Stockholm. Lavreince's pleasant scene of carefree aristocrats enjoying a day in the country is perfectly translated into print by Varin. In its decorative subject and delicate execution "Le Concert agreeable" embodies the character of Rococo art. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes Vol. III, p. 94, No. 20 ii/ii; Portalis Et Beraldi, Les Graveurs Du Dix-Huitieme Siecle Vol. III, P. 610; Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 167, No. 1 ii/iii

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        Lettres de Miladi ***, sur l'influence que les Femmes pourroient avoir dans l'éducation des Hommes

      A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez la Veuve Duchesne, 1784 First edition. 'Ces anecdotes sur la noblesse et la bourgeoisie montrent la multiplicité des qualités féminines; celles-ci devraient être exploitées, pour 'tempérer l'âpreté des mÅ“urs et modérer la férocité des guerriers. Contemporary quarter sheep over drab boards, gilt-ruled spines. . Two volumes, twelvemo. . Some light wear to spines, but a very good set, clean and sound. Louis Damours (d. 1788) was a Paris lawyer and counselor who compiled Ninon de Lenclos' letters to the Marquise de Sévigné (1750, English translation, 1751), and also wrote several legal works.

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