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        New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World

      1784. First Edition . ANDERSON, George William. New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World… Containing an Authentic, Entertaining, Full, and Complete History of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages. London: Alex. Hogg, 1784[-86]. Thick folio (10-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches), contemporary full brown calf rebacked and recornered, raised bands. $8000.Richly illustrated first edition account of the ""first really scientific navigator,"" with engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook, 124 magnificent full-page plates of elevations, views, inhabitants, utensils, flora and fauna, and 31 maps and charts—including a large folding map of the world.Facing challenges surpassed only by modern space flight, Captain James Cook embodied the spirit of the great age of maritime discovery. The only 18th-century explorer to lead more than one Pacific voyage, he embarked on three circumnavigations between 1768 and 1776, essentially transforming into their modern form the dangerously unreliable maps of the Pacific's expanse and the New World's western coast. ""In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the Southern Hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge"" (Hill). Accounts of these three famous voyages, with their remarkable engravings, found an eager public, and today form the basis for any collection of exploration. In addition to Cook's voyages, this ""important compilation of English voyages"" includes accounts of the voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Lord Anson, Philip Carteret, Samuel Wallis, John Byron and Lord Mulgrave. ""Anderson sometimes 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). Originally issued in 80 separate parts, with no date on the title page. This copy has the heading on page [5]: ""A Genuine…"" (rather than ""A New, Genuine…""). With undated four-page list of subscribers bound after ""Directions to the Bookbinder"" leaf at rear. Beddie 19. Hill 18. Cox I, 22. Howgego I: C176. Sabin 52455. Title page and frontispiece reinforced on verso, occasional expert paper repair, only occasional scattered foxing; expert restoration to extremities. A most attractive copy.

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        Des caractères extérieurs des minéraux. / Recherches sur la nature et les effets du méphitisme des fosses d'aisance.

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur, Didot jeune, & Barrois jeune / L'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, 1784. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Des caractères extérieurs des minéraux. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, Didot jeune, & Barrois jeune, 1784. [4], 82, [2] pp., including half-title, 3 large folding printed tables and 1 folding plate of crystal structures (misbound at end of second work). [Bound with:] II. HALLÉ, Jean Noël. Recherches sur la nature et les effets du méphitisme des fosses d'aisance. Paris: L'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, 1785. [2], 184 pp. 8vo (188x 125 mm). Contemporary half calf, spine decoated in gilt and with gilt-lettered red morocco label (boards and extremities rubbed, corners chipped and bumped), marbled endpapers, red-coloured edges. Text crisp and virtually unspotted, some soiling to p.45 of second work. Fine copy of two rare works. ----I. Hoover 689; DSB XI, p.522. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of Rome de l'Isle's work on the external characteristics of minerals, which was meant as a supplement to his Cristallographie published one year before. In this work, "he stated his firm belief that form, density, and hardness were sufficient criteria to permit the identification of any mineral species." (DSB). II. EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST EDITION with no copy recorded at auction in the past 50 years. A work on the nature and origin of noxious and poisonous gases produced in cesspools. Jean Noël Hallé (1754-1822) was a French physician, professor of physical medicine and health at the École de Santé, and afterwards a professor at the Collège de France. He was a member of the French Académie Nationale de Médecine, and in 1795 was elected to the Académie des sciences, becoming its president in 1813. He was also "first-physician" to Napoleon Bonaparte. Hallé was a pioneer of hygienic reform in France, and a catalyst towards educating others as to its importance. He created distinctions between public and individual hygiene, and initiated studies and awareness involving the multiple issues that involve hygiene, such as contagious diseases, health in the workplace, and problems associated with living in a high density urban environment, to name a few (Wiki). Very Good.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST AERIAL VOYAGE IN ENGLAND, in a series of Letters to his Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni, written under the Impressions of the various Events that affected the Undertaking .

      London, printed for the Author and sold at the Pantheon; also by the Publisher, J Bell, at the British Library and atMr Molini's, 1784. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE,1784. Slim 8vo, approximately 215 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of Lunardi, 2 folding engraved plates, pages: 1-66 plus 2 pages of adverts, half calf, gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, marbled boards. Binding slightly rubbed, marbled boards slightly faded at top edges, offset to plates and first page from plate, neat old ink name at top of title page and his bookplate on first pastedown, another bookplate of Lord Stanely of Alderley on first free endpaper and a blind stamp, small neat repair to 1 top margin, nowhere near text, endpapers slightly spotted, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LE VOL DES OISEAUX DE PROIE… ACCOMPAGNÉES DE FIGURES, DESSINÉES PAR L’AUTEUR.

      GENÈVE, PAUL BARDE, 1784.. FIRST EDITION 1784. 4to, approximately 245 x 190 mm, 9½ x 7 inches, 7 folding engraved plates, 52 pages, last page blank, bound in speckled boards, gilt lettered leather label to spine, pale blue endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine, all text pages are creased, mostly affecting margins, probably a fault in the paper (see attached images), all the lower inner corners of plates have tips of corners clipped (see images), pale browning to blank side of plates and a few margins, otherwise a very good copy. See: Carl Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 1, page 253; James Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria, A Catalogue of Books Anciant and Modern relating to Falconry, page 93, No. 182; Sotheby's, Bibliotheque Cynegetique Du Verne, page 92, No. 132, 'A scarce and instructive treatise on flight of falcons and hawks'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST AERIAL VOYAGE IN ENGLAND, in a series of Letters to his Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni, written under the Impressions of the various Events that affected the Undertaking .

      London, printed for the Author and sold at the Pantheon; also by the Publisher, J Bell, at the British Library and atMr Molini's, 1784. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE,1784. Slim 8vo, approximately 215 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of Lunardi, 2 folding engraved plates, pages: 1-66 plus 2 pages of adverts, half calf, gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, marbled boards. Binding slightly rubbed, marbled boards slightly faded at top edges, offset to plates and first page from plate, neat old ink name at top of title page and his bookplate on first pastedown, another bookplate of Lord Stanely of Alderley on first free endpaper and a blind stamp, small neat repair to 1 top margin, nowhere near text, endpapers slightly spotted, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Traité curieux des charmes de l'amour conjugal dans ce monde et dans l'autre, traduit du latin par M. de Brumore.

      Berlin & Basle, chez George-Jacques & J. Henri Decker, 1784, de 2ff. 206pp., cart. papier marbré genre ancien, étiquette manuscrite au dos, bon exemplaire. Très rare ouvrage pour le moins curieux, du célèbre mystique suédois : "Les noces dans le Ciel, état des époux après la mort, du chaste et du non-chaste, changement d'état par le mariage, froideurs séparations divorces, de la polygamie, de la fornication, du concubinage, des adultères, du désir libidineux de défloration, et séduction des innocences...". L'édition latine a paru à Amsterdam en 1768. Le traducteur Brumore (Philibert Guyton de Morveau) fut un des membres éminents des Illuminés d'Avignon de Dom Pernéty, participant activement à l'oracle de la "Sainte-Parole". ¶ Guaïta n°998 "très rare...." - Dorbon n°4724 "De Brumore est le pseudonyme du médecin autunois Guyton, frère du célèbre chimiste Guyton de Morveau." - Caillet n°10483 rapporte les "licences extrêmes" que s'est permis Guyton dans sa traduction... - Quérard Fr. Litt. IX. 301"le même ouvrage (a paru) sous ce titre: Les délices de la sagesse sur l'amour conjugal et les voluptés de la folie sur l'amour scrotatoire..."

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        Ueber die verschiedene Form des Intermaxillarknochens in verschiedenen Thieren. Leipzig, Sch

      - Blake, p. 147; Nissen, ZBI 1386; not in BMC NH; Dean; Garrison & Morton; Wellcome; Wood. First and only edition of one of the earliest contributions to comparative anatomy. In Goethe's first essay in the field of what we now call biology, Versuch aus der vergleichenden Knochenlehre . (Jena, 1784), he showed that the tiny intermaxillary bone in the upper jaw, could be found not only in animals but in humans as well. This seemingly trivial discovery demolished one of the principal supports for the then general notion that humans were not related to animals, and Goethe called these bones "the cornerstone to man." Goethe's study also signalled the beginnings of comparative anatomy and paved the way for modern scientific biology and Darwin's theory of evolution. Goethe's and most other studies had concentrated primarily on mammals. The present work broadens the scope, not only adding new species of mammal (including some from the East Indies and Brazil), but also covering reptiles, amphibians and fish.With a manuscript note on the flyleaf. In fine condition, with only very minor browning in the text leaves and a blue mark in an open area of one plate. Binding only slightly worn at the corners and hinges. A remarkably early study of comparative anatomy, largely overlooked in the medical and zoological bibliographies.

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        Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu; suivie de Recherches sur la hauteur à laquelle est parvenu le Ballon du Champ-de-Mars... D'un Mémoire sur le gaz inflammable.... D'une lettre sur les moyens de diriger ces Machines...

      à Paris et se trouve à Bruxelles, chez B. Le Francq, 1784, in 8°, de XXIX-204pp., ill. de 9 planches gravées de Ballons h. t. et d'un tableau dépl., cart. papier marbré bleu lég. postérieur, p. de t. marron, papier très lég. bruni sinon bon exemplaire. 3e édition parue en Belgique un an après l'originale française, du premier livre sur l'expérience aérostatique des frères Montgolfier du 1er Septembre 1783. Cette édition contient le supplément sur l'expérience du Château de la Muette du 21 Novembre 1783, en pagination continue à la suite. Ce nouveau vol constitue le premier voyage aérien en ballon libre, effectué par Pilâtre de Rozier, avec un survol de Paris de 25 minutes et une altitude de milles mètres. ¶ Brockett 4376 (2e édit. de Paris) - Collection Nadar n°32387 (idem)- Dibner 179 - Tissandier p.21 (seulement les deux édit. parisiennes) - Printing and M. of M. n°229 "Faujas de Saint-Fond's Description of the aeral machine of MM. Montgolfier was the earliest record of the flight, written and published in the very year of its accomplishement (1783). It is the first serious treatise on aerostation as a practical possibility" - En français dans le texte n°175 "Faujas de Saint-Fond sera pour chaque expérience le témoin privilégié..."

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        La véritable manière d'instruire les sourds et muets, confirmée par une longue expérience.

      Paris, Nyon, 1784. ____ Edition définitive, qui reprend pour l'essentiel le texte de" Institution des sourds et muets" de 1776. Garrison-Morton 3359, (quoting this ed. of 1784) : "The abbé de L'Epée met two deaf girls, decided to educate them, and soon had a class of 60 devoted pupils, whom he supported and amongst whom he lived. He based his methods on those of Bonet and Amman, and was the first to attach importance to signs. This is the l'Epée's most definitive work." "C'est en 1776 que l'abbé de L'Epée fit paraître son ouvrage majeur l'Institution des sourds et muets, résultat de ses recherches personnelles et de la profonde conviction qui l'habitait : "L'instruction des sourds-muets, dit-il, consiste à faire entrer par les yeux, dans leur esprit, ce qui est entré dans le nôtre par les oreilles." En Français dans le Texte 168. Illustré par un tableau dépliant hors-texte. Coiffes rognées, coins usés et petits manques de cuir sur le bas des plats. *****. In-12. [1 mm] Collation : XXIV, 343, (5) pp., 1 tableau h.-t. Basane marbrée, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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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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        Descrizione delle Esperienze della Macchina Aerostatica dei Signori di Montgolfier. E di quelle. alle quali ha dato motivo questa Scoperta. Traduzione dal francese. Venezia, Graziosi, 1784.

      Graziosi, 1784. in-8, pp. XXXII, 320, con antiporta e 9 tav.incise in rame fuori testo. Bella legatura in cartonato coevo marmorizzato, tit. ms. su tassello al dorso. Antiporta inciso raffigurante entro medaglione il ritratto dei due fratelli Stefano e Giuseppe Montgolfier. Prima edizione italiana, molto rara, pubblicata dopo l'originale di Parigi dell'anno precedente. Importante relazione della prima ascensione pubblica di un pallone aerostatico avvenuta il 4 giugno 1783 a Vivarais grazie alle invenzioni del fratelli Montgolfier. Faujas de S.Fond assistette all'avvenimento e ne ricavò la presente narrazione. Esemplare assai bello, fresco e a pieni margini.

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        The Messiah: An Oratorio. For the Voice, Harpsichord, and Vioiln; with the Choruses in Score.

      London: [Harrison & Co. N. 18 Paternoster Row], [1784]. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Oblong folio. pp. 4-88, 89 (Contents). Contains the complete work in vocal score. Smith 15. Lacking the title and first page (overture), 2 pages torn and well repaired, 1 page torn in margin. Contemporary marble boards, front cover separated. <br><br /><br><br /> "The work was issued as Nos. 2-6 of 'The New Musical Magazine' numbered at the bottom of the pages: -2 on 4-18, 3 on 19-34, 4 on 35-50, 5 on 51-66, 6 on 67-89. The numbers were issued at 1s. 6d. each and the whole work at 7s. 6d....'The New Musical Magazine' was announced as a monthly series to be issued in parts...Harrison's edition of 'Messiah' has different figured bass to that of Randall and Wright, and except for the less important Bland work (No. 12) was the first entirely new edition to appear, having no connection in form, style or engraving with those of Walsh and his successors" (Smith, p.122).

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

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

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        Minéralogie des volcans ou description de toutes les substances produites ou rejetées par les feux souterrains.

      P., Cuchet, 1784, in 8°, de XVIII-511pp. ill. de 3 planches gravées se dépl., demi-veau blond époque, dos lisse orné, bon exemplaire. (ex-libris ms. Adolphe de Labissonnière) Edition originale de cette importante synthèse rédigée à la suite de ses recherches et observations entre autres dans le centre de la France (Velay et Vivarais). Faujas de St Fond affirme ici que "le basalte est une véritable lave qui a incontestablement coulé" s'opposant ainsi au partisans de l'origine marine de cette roche. Il compare plusieurs espèces de basalte et décrit ses différentes formes, ainsi que les laves compactes, verres, pierres ponces, brèches, et pouzzolanes. Le dernier chapitre contient un catalogue descriptif des produits volcaniques de l'Etna et échantillons envoyés par D. de Dolomieu. ¶ D.S.B. IV 549 "He was appointed assitant naturalist at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris in 1778... and in 1793 was made professor of geology at the Museum.... " - Adams Birth of the geological sciences p.245 - Poggendorff I, col. 724 - Ward 781.

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        Le Bijou de Société ou l'Amusement des Grâces

      (Paris), A Paphos, l'an des Plaisirs, (vers 1784), fort vol. petit in 12, 2 parties à pagination continue, avec un titre gravé, 1f. de préface et 101pp. de texte gravé accompagné en regard de 100 fines gravures sur cuivre attribuées à Desrais, et numérotées de I à CI, mais pour les épigrammes XXXII et XXXIII, il n'y a qu'une seule figure, pl. vélin époque, pièce de titre beige, tranches dorées, qq. lég. rousseurs éparses. (étiquette de Maire libraire à Lyon, fin 18e) Très rare curiosa entièrement gravé en caractères italiques sur un papier vergé épais. Les figures sont assez libres et suggestives, et ne sont pas signées, mais les bibliographes s'accordent à les attribuer à Claude-Louis Desrais. Le texte est composé de courtes pièces, vers, épigrammes et anecdotes de différents auteurs comme J.B. Rousseau, Ferrand, Piron, Grécourt etc... Certaines de ces pièces figuraient déjà dans le recueil "Le cabinet de Lampsaque" de 1784, d'autres sont inédites. Le livre a été condamné en 1815, ce qui explique sans doute sa rareté, surtout complet des deux parties. ¶ Cohen, 147 & 197 - Gay Amour, femmes I, 399 "les gravures (qui sont attribuées à Desrais) ne sont pas libres, mais elles sont assez originales..." - Pia enfer p.121 (BNF incomplet) - Dutel, A-148 - Libr. Vrain délassement du boudoir (2003), n°5 - Brunet III, 940 (entrée à "Légende joyeuse..." ) - cat. CCFR seulement 2 ex. incomplets (BNF, 2e partie seule) - British Libr. 1 ex. (daté de 1780) - OCLC 1 seul ex. (Rice Univ.)

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON TO FRANÇOIS-JEAN DE CHASTELLUX, PRAISING HIM FOR HIS PUBLISHED ACCOUNTS OF HIS TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES, AND SUGGESTING TEXT EDITS TO CHASTELLUX'S AMERICAN TRAVEL ACCOUNTS]

      Paris, 1784. [3]pp. with integral address leaf addressed in Jefferson's hand. Original mailing folds, a few minor marginal tears, including minor marginal paper loss from opening of the wax seal, repaired. Blind stamp of the Chastellux Archives in upper margin of first leaf. Very good. Wax seal still present. In a half morocco box. An outstanding letter from Thomas Jefferson to Chastellux, praising the author for "The most flattering account of America that had ever been written." Jefferson was living in Paris at the time, succeeding Benjamin Franklin as minister to France. His main task was the negotiation of trade agreements with France for the Congress of the Confederation. Chastellux served as a Major General in the French army under Rochambeau, and travelled widely in America from 1780 to 1783. Howes calls the narrative of Chastellux's time in America, which he eventually published in its complete form in 1786, "The first trustworthy record of life in the United States." After the war, he remained in friendly communication with many vital figures of the Revolution and the early United States, including Jefferson and George Washington. As Jefferson writes this letter to him, Chastellux is again living in Paris, at the Hotel Quai d'Orsay. The thrust of Jefferson's letter is a tactful confrontation of the troublesome nature of certain passages in Chastellux's privately printed VOYAGE…DE NEWPORT A PHILADELPHIE: "When I was in Philadelphia in the winter of 1782-1783 a gentleman [probably James Madison]...told me with much concern that you had written a book of journals & had a few copies printed, which had not only given great offence, but had very much lessened the public opinion of your talents. I think I need not tell you how deeply I felt this. He repeated to me perhaps half a dozen passages from your...Voiage de Newport a Philadelphie, and contained strictures on some of the ladies whom you had seen.... The circumstances noted, the not intending they should be public, the conversations I had with you at Monticello...furnished me just ground enough to make my friend suppose that the passages...must not undo the public opinion of you. I heard much afterwards of these same passages.... A twelvemonth after this...in the last winter 1783-1784 Mr. Marbois shewed me the book itself. I never was so astonished. I found it the most flattering account of America that had ever been written. I found indeed the passages which had been quoted; & what was remarkable was that there were in the whole book but about eight of these which could give offence to any body, and that the malice and curiosity of the world had immediately fished out these from those who were possessed of the book...knew not one word else of what was in it, but formed a general opinion that the whole was...a collection of personal strictures and satyre." Jefferson helpfully suggests outright removal of certain portions of text in Chastellux's work that will smooth over some of the perceived slights of America, especially the passages containing unflattering observations on American women, and then proposes translating the work for exposure to American readers: "I observed to Monsr. Marbois that it was much to be wished that you would let us strike out these passages, and translate and publish the work. He thought with me that it would be very pleasing to the Americans and valuable to yourself.... He said he would write to you on the subject...but my appointment to come here prevented my doing it. I do not know that you have any occasion to set any value on the opinions of my countrymen. But you must allow myself to do it.... It is irksome to us to have your worth mistaken; and it is much our wish to set it in its just point of view. This would be done effectually by translating and publishing the book, having first struck out the passages which gave offence and which were of the least importance of any in it. A preface might admit the former existence of such passages, justify their insertion in what was intended for the eye of a dozen friends only, & equally justify their omission when the work is offered to the public. Perhaps you would permit to be added a translation of your letter to Mr. [Madison] on the probable influence of the revolution on our manners and laws, a work which I have read with great pleasure and wish it could be given to my countrymen. Be so good as to reflect on these things and let them be the subject of our next conversation...." When Chastellux published the full edition of his travels in 1786 as VOYAGE DE M. LE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIOALE DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 1781 & 1782, at Jefferson's suggestion the author greatly softened the tone of (or deleted) the offending passages, most of which concerned his observations of women, including a passage describing Philip Schuyler's wife, Catherine Van Rensselaer. Chastellux's account of his travels in America, considered his most popular and enduring work, is prized among historians for his observations of American society and culture at the close of the American Revolution. An important correspondence from a leading Founding Father to the most prominent foreign traveler in Revolutionary America. PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 7, pp.580-582. FOUNDERS ONLINE, "From Thomas Jefferson to Chastellux, 24 December 1784." http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-07-02- 0425.

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        Annals of Agriculture, and other useful Arts. Collected and Published by Arthur Young, Esq. F.R.S. [A consecutive run from vol. 1-39; 1784-1803].

      39 vols., numerous engraved plates, from the library of the Royal Agricultural Society of England with their bookplate, uniformly bound in brown buckram, a couple loose gatherings but overall a very good set.Young wrote many of the articles in the Annals himself, it was a labour of love and exhibited his belief in the importance of agriculture and the benefits of pursuing improvements. "It was intended, among other things, to put before the public the views and experience of the foremost agriculturists, but Young was bitterly disappointed in its sales." (ODNB). Contributors included King George III, writing under the name of "Ralph Robinson", and he had extensive correspondences with George Washington, who's library contained thirty-one volumes of the periodical ranging from 1784 to 1798. This periodical was continued until 1815 when Young's eyesight failed.

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        Eléments de pharmacie théorique et pratique, contenant toutes les opérations fondamentales de cet art, avec leur définition, et une Explication de ces opérations par les principes de la Chymie É Avec l'exposition des Vertus & Doses des Médicaments, à la s

      Paris, Samson, 5° éd, 1784. 1784, 1784, in-8, (4), XXXIX, (1), 884pp, (4), 3pl, 1 tabl, demi-veau fauve, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre. (pastiche dans le goût du XVIIIème), Ex libris d'Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884), médecin et chimiste français qui fut doyen de la Faculté de médecine de Paris, professeur au Collège de France et membre de l'Académie de Médecine. Cinquième édition. Neuf éditions, de 1762 à 1818. Antoine Baumé (1728-1804) tout en s'occupant de son officine à Paris, "véritable usine où l'on fabriquait des tonnes de médicaments et de produits chimiques" (DBF, V, 934) publia de nombreux mémoires et ouvrages sur les techniques des arts et métiers et sur la chimie ou la pharmacie. "Contenant toutes les opérations fondamentales de cet Art, avec leur définition, & une explication de ces opérations, par les principes de la Chymie ; la manière de bien choisir, de préparer & de mêler les médicaments ; avec des remarques & des réflexions sur chaque procédé ; les moyens de reconnoître les Médicaments falsifiés ou altérés ; les recettes des Médicaments nouvellement mis en usage ; les principes fondamentaux de plusieurs arts dépendants de la Pharmacie ; tels que l'art du confiseur, & ceux de la préparation des eaux de senteur & des liqueurs de table. Avec l'exposition des vertus & doses des médicaments, à la suite de chaque article. " 3 planches h.t. gravées sur cuivre et un tableau dépliant h.t. :"Table à l'usage du commerce des eaux-de-vie". A la fin, on trouve (7pp.) d'explication de plusieurs termes de pharmacie employés dans l'ouvrage. Quelques rousseurs. Duveen, 53; Ferguson, 83-84; Bolton, 287; Cole, 45

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        Oeuvres Nouvelle édition.

      à Londres. [Paris, Cazin], 1784, 7 vol. in 16, ill. d'un portrait gravé par Delvaux d'après Mignard, pl. veau porphyre éditeur, dos lisse orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, tr. dorées, bon exemplaire. Charmante édition Cazin exécutée avec beaucoup de soin. C'est une des productions de Cazin les plus rares. ¶ Brissart-Binet p.115 - J.P. Fontaine p.232 n°15 "édité par Cazin et l'imprimeur parisien J.F. Valade"

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        La guida de' forestieri curiosi di vedere, e di riconoscere le cose piu memorabili die Pozzuoli, Baja, Cuma, Miseno, Gaeta. Le guide des etrangers .

      Neapel, A.Spano 1784 - Quinta edizione. Kl.-8°. 6 nn. Bl., 324 S., m. 1 gefalt. Kupferstichplan u. 23 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. Pergament der Zeit, (etwas berieben und beschabt). Fünfte Ausgabe des Reiseführers für Pozzuoli und Umgebung. - Text in italienisch und französisch. - Die Kupfer meist mit hübschen Landschaftsansichten, Ruinen und Grotten. - Vor- und Nachsatz erneuert, minimal gebräunt, gutes Exemplar.

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Third Edition. Baumgartner 3 [calling for 22 plates, all of which are present here, many folding]. Quarto

      Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major reforms of English criminal law began, this edition completely revised and much expanded following Howard's journeys in 1780. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, minor staining to the free endpapers, occasional foxing, else clean and wide-margined; without the half-title. Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington, 1784.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON TO FRANÇOIS-JEAN DE CHASTELLUX, PRAISING HIM FOR HIS PUBLISHED ACCOUNTS OF HIS TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES, AND SUGGESTING TEXT EDITS TO CHASTELLUX'S AMERICAN TRAVEL ACCOUNTS].

      Paris. Dec. 24, 1784. - [3]pp. with integral address leaf addressed in Jefferson's hand. Original mailing folds, a few minor marginal tears, including minor marginal paper loss from opening of the wax seal, repaired. Blind stamp of the Chastellux Archives in upper margin of first leaf. Very good. Wax seal still present. In a half morocco box. An outstanding letter from Thomas Jefferson to Chastellux, praising the author for "The most flattering account of America that had ever been written." Jefferson was living in Paris at the time, succeeding Benjamin Franklin as minister to France. His main task was the negotiation of trade agreements with France for the Congress of the Confederation. Chastellux served as a Major General in the French army under Rochambeau, and travelled widely in America from 1780 to 1783. Howes calls the narrative of Chastellux's time in America, which he eventually published in its complete form in 1786, "The first trustworthy record of life in the United States." After the war, he remained in friendly communication with many vital figures of the Revolution and the early United States, including Jefferson and George Washington. As Jefferson writes this letter to him, Chastellux is again living in Paris, at the Hotel Quai d'Orsay. The thrust of Jefferson's letter is a tactful confrontation of the troublesome nature of certain passages in Chastellux&#146;s privately printed VOYAGE DE NEWPORT A PHILADELPHIE: "When I was in Philadelphia in the winter of 1782-1783 a gentleman [probably James Madison].told me with much concern that you had written a book of journals & had a few copies printed, which had not only given great offence, but had very much lessened the public opinion of your talents. I think I need not tell you how deeply I felt this. He repeated to me perhaps half a dozen passages from your.Voiage de Newport a Philadelphie, and contained strictures on some of the ladies whom you had seen. The circumstances noted, the not intending they should be public, the conversations I had with you at Monticello.furnished me just ground enough to make my friend suppose that the passages.must not undo the public opinion of you. I heard much afterwards of these same passages. A twelvemonth after this.in the last winter 1783-1784 Mr. Marbois shewed me the book itself. I never was so astonished. I found it the most flattering account of America that had ever been written. I found indeed the passages which had been quoted; & what was remarkable was that there were in the whole book but about eight of these which could give offence to any body, and that the malice and curiosity of the world had immediately fished out these from those who were possessed of the book.knew not one word else of what was in it, but formed a general opinion that the whole was.a collection of personal strictures and satyre." Jefferson helpfully suggests outright removal of certain portions of text in Chastellux's work that will smooth over some of the perceived slights of America, especially the passages containing unflattering observations on American women, and then proposes translating the work for exposure to American readers: "I observed to Monsr. Marbois that it was much to be wished that you would let us strike out these passages, and translate and publish the work. He thought with me that it would be very pleasing to the Americans and valuable to yourself. He said he would write to you on the subject.but my appointment to come here prevented my doing it. I do not know that you have any occasion to set any value on the opinions of my countrymen. But you must allow myself to do it. It is irksome to us to have your worth mistaken; and it is much our wish to set it in its just point of view. This would be done effectually by translating and publishing the book, having first struck out the passages which gave offence and which were of the least importance of any in it. A preface might admit the former existence of such passages, justify their insertion in what was in

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON TO FRANÇOIS-JEAN DE CHASTELLUX, PRAISING HIM FOR HIS PUBLISHED ACCOUNTS OF HIS TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES, AND SUGGESTING TEXT EDITS TO CHASTELLUX'S AMERICAN TRAVEL ACCOUNTS]

      Paris, 1784. [3]pp. with integral address leaf addressed in Jefferson's hand. Original mailing folds, a few minor marginal tears, including minor marginal paper loss from opening of the wax seal, repaired. Blind stamp of the Chastellux Archives in upper margin of first leaf. Very good. Wax seal still present. In a half morocco box. An outstanding letter from Thomas Jefferson to Chastellux, praising the author for "The most flattering account of America that had ever been written." Jefferson was living in Paris at the time, succeeding Benjamin Franklin as minister to France. His main task was the negotiation of trade agreements with France for the Congress of the Confederation. Chastellux served as a Major General in the French army under Rochambeau, and travelled widely in America from 1780 to 1783. Howes calls the narrative of Chastellux's time in America, which he eventually published in its complete form in 1786, "The first trustworthy record of life in the United States." After the war, he remained in friendly communication with many vital figures of the Revolution and the early United States, including Jefferson and George Washington. As Jefferson writes this letter to him, Chastellux is again living in Paris, at the Hotel Quai d'Orsay. The thrust of Jefferson's letter is a tactful confrontation of the troublesome nature of certain passages in Chastellux's privately printed VOYAGE&hellip;DE NEWPORT A PHILADELPHIE: "When I was in Philadelphia in the winter of 1782-1783 a gentleman [probably James Madison]...told me with much concern that you had written a book of journals & had a few copies printed, which had not only given great offence, but had very much lessened the public opinion of your talents. I think I need not tell you how deeply I felt this. He repeated to me perhaps half a dozen passages from your...Voiage de Newport a Philadelphie, and contained strictures on some of the ladies whom you had seen.... The circumstances noted, the not intending they should be public, the conversations I had with you at Monticello...furnished me just ground enough to make my friend suppose that the passages...must not undo the public opinion of you. I heard much afterwards of these same passages.... A twelvemonth after this...in the last winter 1783-1784 Mr. Marbois shewed me the book itself. I never was so astonished. I found it the most flattering account of America that had ever been written. I found indeed the passages which had been quoted; & what was remarkable was that there were in the whole book but about eight of these which could give offence to any body, and that the malice and curiosity of the world had immediately fished out these from those who were possessed of the book...knew not one word else of what was in it, but formed a general opinion that the whole was...a collection of personal strictures and satyre." Jefferson helpfully suggests outright removal of certain portions of text in Chastellux's work that will smooth over some of the perceived slights of America, especially the passages containing unflattering observations on American women, and then proposes translating the work for exposure to American readers: "I observed to Monsr. Marbois that it was much to be wished that you would let us strike out these passages, and translate and publish the work. He thought with me that it would be very pleasing to the Americans and valuable to yourself.... He said he would write to you on the subject...but my appointment to come here prevented my doing it. I do not know that you have any occasion to set any value on the opinions of my countrymen. But you must allow myself to do it.... It is irksome to us to have your worth mistaken; and it is much our wish to set it in its just point of view. This would be done effectually by translating and publishing the book, having first struck out the passages which gave offence and which were of the least importance of any in it. A preface might admit the former existence of such passages, justify their insertion in what was intended for the eye of a dozen friends only, & equally justify their omission when the work is offered to the public. Perhaps you would permit to be added a translation of your letter to Mr. [Madison] on the probable influence of the revolution on our manners and laws, a work which I have read with great pleasure and wish it could be given to my countrymen. Be so good as to reflect on these things and let them be the subject of our next conversation...." When Chastellux published the full edition of his travels in 1786 as VOYAGE DE M. LE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIOALE DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 1781 & 1782, at Jefferson's suggestion the author greatly softened the tone of (or deleted) the offending passages, most of which concerned his observations of women, including a passage describing Philip Schuyler's wife, Catherine Van Rensselaer. Chastellux's account of his travels in America, considered his most popular and enduring work, is prized among historians for his observations of American society and culture at the close of the American Revolution. An important correspondence from a leading Founding Father to the most prominent foreign traveler in Revolutionary America. PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 7, pp.580-582. FOUNDERS ONLINE, "From Thomas Jefferson to Chastellux, 24 December 1784." http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-07-02- 0425.

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

      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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        The Army and Navy Gentleman's Companion; or A New and Complete Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Fencing.

      London, Murray, 1784. - 2. Ausgabe, erschien erstmals 1780. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd. 4°. XXII, 162 S. Mit 19 meist gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Spät. Halblederband im Stil der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit rotem Rückenschild, RVg. und Lederecken. 1 Tafel und 1 Textseite mit Fleck. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Bedeutendes englisches Werk zur Fechtkunst mit schönen Kupfertafeln. (Thimm S. 172).

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        Notes encyclopédiques.

      Lorient, 1784-1788. ____ Manuscrit inédit de Jean-Jacques Le Cointe, particulièrement bien calligraphié, contenant des réflexions philosophiques et morales, des pièces littéraires, des « bagatelles », des récits biographiques et des lettres à ses amis. Jean-Jacques Le Cointe (1724-1790) a été au service de la Compagnie des Indes pendant 30 ans, de 1742 à 1772. Entré à l'âge de 18 ans, il a commencé comme employé à la vérification des livres dans les bureaux de Paris. Il fut envoyé en 1743 au « fort royal de Saint-Louis, à Juida, côte d'Afrique » (Ouidah, au Bénin) où il resta trois ans. Il s'établit en 1743 à l'Ile de France (Ile Maurice), où il était employé au bureau de la comptabilité générale. Il a été nommé chef de bureau par la suite, trésorier et, en 1762, inspecteur général des magasions, arseneaux, ports, etc... « Sa majesté voulut bien l'honorer en 1763 de l'office de conseiller de ses conseils supérieurs des Isle de France et de Bourbon. » Malade, il rentre en France en 1771, s'installe à Lorient et bénéficie d'une pension. On trouve ces détails biographiques dans le volume IV (pp. 305-373) de ce manuscrit : « Précis des services du Sr. L. C... à la Compagnie des Indes pendant 30 ans, de 1742 à 1772. Extrait de ses correspondances et mémoires par Basire des Fontaines son gendre, Lieutenant des Vaisseaux de sa Majesté ». Jean-Jacques Le Cointe a été maire de Lorient de Février à Juin 1790 et meurt en Juillet de la même année. « J'écris, ou plutôt je barbouille du papier pour amuser ma vieillesse, pour répandre quelques fleurs sur le bord de ma tombe. » Ce manuscrit n'était pas destiné à être publié. « S'il arrive que quelqu'un d'autre que les miens s'amuse à lire ces cahiers, malgré mes précautions pour que cela n'arrive point... » L'auteur en donne cet aperçu : « Vous trouverez ainsi dans ce fatras des productions indigestes, des rêveries métaphysiques, des châteaux en Espagne, des contes à dormir debout, des lambeaux de l'histoire de ma vie, des portraits sans ressemblance, des chansons dignes du poète des Halles, des épigrammes sans pointe, des lettres en vers & en prose qui ne ressemblent pas à celles de Pline ou de Cicéron, des pensées détachées qui n'apprennent rien de nouveau, des ... cela ne finirait point. » Le ton est souvent facétieux, l'auteur s'adressant à feu son oncle Grippon, « de glorieuse mémoire » dont « les deux plus sublimes productions sont l'art de parler sans rien dire et celui d'obliger les gens en fouillant dans leurs poches ». Les parties les plus intéressantes, nous semblent être les passages autobiographiques. « Né sans le sein de la douleur, instruit à l'école de l'infortune, le besoin développa mon intelligence dans un âge où les autres hommes sentent à peine qu'ils existent & la philosophie m'adopta, pour ainsi dire, dans le berceau. » Ses parents se séparent. Il est confié à sa mère qui néglige son éducation; à l'âge de neuf ans, il ne savait toujours pas lire. Vite orphelin, il est confié à plusieurs maîtres dont un oncle curé janséniste et un maître d'école qui lui enseigne «premièrement à prier Dieu dans une langue que je n'entendais pas, mais qu'apparemment la Divinité entend mieux qu'aucun autre. Secondement à lire & à écrire dans tous les caractères usités. » Mon père, en mourant, ne m'avait laissé pour tout héritage que la bienveillance de ses amis. » Retou ou Restou, directeur de l'Académie de peinture, l'architecte Servandoni, Dupré, premier danseur de l'opéra, Jean Philippe Rameau... A la suite d'une aventure amoureuse contrariée, qu'il narre longuement, il est prié d'aller en Afrique se faire oublier pendant trois ans. Puis il poursuivra sa carrière dans la Compagnie des Indes à l'île Maurice. Ce manuscrit se fait aussi l'écho des problèmes politiques du moment. L'auteur écrit longuement sur la convocation des Etats généraux, s'étend sur le nécessaire rôle politique que doit avoir le Tiers Etat, sur l'inégalité de l'impôt dans le royaume... Il s'inquiète « des troupes qui inondent la Bretagne ». On trouve diverses pièces sur ce sujet comme sa « Lettre des citoyens de Bretagne au roi » de 1788. Le cinquième et dernier volume contient de nombreuses lettres. Celles à Mr. Steinauer, Maréchal de Camp, qu'il a connu à l'île Maurice et une étonnante correspondance avec mademoiselle Louise de Batz. Cette jeune femme était une amie de sa nièce, prématurément décédée. Ils ne sont jamais rencontrés, mais une amitié se développe au fil des lettres. Plus qu'une amitié peut-être. Dans son avant dernière lettre, la jeune mademoiselle de Batz écrit: « N'aurais-je pas pris, sans y penser, la plume de l'amour pour celle de l'amitié ? Les femmes sont si distraites ! » La même lettre se terminant par : « Adieux mon ami, mon amant intellectuel ... une femme qui ne sait qu'aimer & qui vous aime plus que toutes choses au monde. » Très intéressant manuscrit, de plus de 2000 pages, dressant le portrait d'un homme des Lumières, dont les souvenirs, nous font évidemment penser aux « Confessions » d'un autre Jean-Jacques. Il est très agréablement calligraphié par un secrétaire. (Dans le dernier volume, Le Cointe se plaint que son secrétaire a ajouté à son texte une recette contre les maux de dents !). Toutes les pages de texte sont encadrées de rouge, avec de charmants dessins sur les diverses pages de titre et de nombreux fleurons ou culs-de-lampe. Après la table des matières des premiers volumes, on lit : « Dessins de Philippe. Frontispice & cartouches De Plus ». Très bel exemplaire.*****. 5 volumes in-8. Collation : (2), 452 / (2), 534 / (2), 425 / (2), 421 / (2), 458 pp. Demi-veau brun, dos orné, dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats, étiquettes rouges et vertes, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Encyclopédie méthodique. Art militaire

      1784. A Paris, Chez Panckoucke 1784 - 1787, à Liège, chez Plomteux. 3 volumes in-4 reliés pleine-basane de l'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés de fleurosn dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison. Tranches rouges. Manques aux coiffes et en queues. Coins émoussés. Mors inférieurs des tomes 1 et 2 ouverts. Tome 1 de A à C : 1 feuillet blanc, faux-titre, titre, VIII + 783 pages, 1 feuillet blanc. Tome 2 de C à G : 1 feuillet blanc, faux-titre, titre, 800 pages, 1 feuillet blanc. Tome 3 de G à Z : 1 feuillet blanc, faux-titre, titre, 753 pages, 1 feuillet blanc. Texte sur 2 colonnes. La partie militaire a été principalement rédigée par Louis Keralio, professeur de tactique à l'École militaire à partir de 1769, auteur du Discours préliminaire.

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        Télephe en XII livres.

      Londres; et se trouve à Paris: Pissot, 1784. Octavo, woodcut vignette on title, early inscribed attribution 'Par Mr de Péméyea'; contemporary French quarter calf. First edition of this antiquarian utopia set in Minoan Crete, chronicling the reconciliation of all strata of society. The success of this novel by the Professeur d'éloquence at the Royal College at la Flèche led to several editions within a few years. Like so many books of the imaginary voyage tradition, this work takes Fénélon's Télémaque as its template, and has a similarly socialist distrust of private property and the evils of slavery. Paper boards a bit rubbed.

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        Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Chirurgie - tomes 4 & 5

      1784. A Paris, chez Didot le jeune, 1784. 2 volumes in/4 reliure plein veau moucheté du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons et pièces de titres bordeaux, tranches rouges, bandeau, culs de lampes, vol 4 : 2 f., 699 p., 9 planches - vol. 5 : 16 f., 926 p., 19 planches. Vol. 4 : un accroc sur le bord du plat supérieur, petits défauts aux coiffes, coins usés, rares rousseurs ; vol. 5 : légères usures aux coins, rare rousseurs. 2 books in 4to in contemporary full speckled calf, ribbed spine with gilt compartments & red labels, red edges, head & tail-pieces, vol 4 : [2], 699 p., 9 plates - vol. 5 : [16], 926 p., 19 plates. Few flaws : sporadic foxing, vol 4 : tear on border of the upper board, loss on tips, corners rubbed - vol. 5 : corners slightly rubbbed. relié DeCollection

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        The London Art of Cookery, and housekeeper's complete assistant.

      8vo., engraved portrait frontispiece, 12 engraved plates of "bills of fare", xx + 459 + (1)pp., with advertisements on verso of final leaf, portrait slightly offset, contemporary sheep, neatly and sympathetically rebacked with gilt lines and old label. A very good copy.Publisher: London: J. Scatchard and J. Whitaker; and J. Fielding.Year: 1784Edition: Cagle 676. Maclean p.50. Oxford p.114n. This edition not in Vicaire or Bitting.

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        Essai sur la Franc-Maçonnerie ou du but essentiel & fondamental de la F:. M:., de la possibilité & de la nécessité de la réunion des différens systèmes ou branches de la M:., du Régime convenable à ces Systèmes réunis, & des loix Maç:.

      à Latomopolis (Nancy), chez Xiste Andron, 1784, 2 vol. in 8°, de LX-260pp. & 416pp., avec deux grands tableaux se dépl., rel. en 1 vol. demi-chagrin vert XIXe, dos lisse orné d'un fer maçonnique, frappé en queue au nom "Ducros, S.G.C.D.T." (Souv. Gd. Commandeur du Temple), papier lég. bruni sinon bon exemplaire. Un des ouvrages maçonniques les plus rares. Beyerlé Conseiller à la Cour de Nancy fut un membre éminent du système chevaleresque allemand de la Stricte Observance sous le titre d'Eques a fascia. Lors du Convent de Wilhelmsbad en 1782 il fut un défenseur de l'orientation templière et prit donc position contre la réforme de Willermoz. Ce traité paru 2 ans après constitue une sorte de réconciliation avec le Régime Ecossais Rectifié de Willermoz, c'est une tentative d'unification des différents systèmes maçonniques dans un esprit purement rectifié et chevaleresque. "De la nécessité de la réunion des différens systèmes, de la double doctrine de la F.M., de la Charité, de la Bienfaisance, du Gouvernement des Loges, de la division territoriale, administration du Corps Maçonnique, organisation des Loges, fonctions et composition, les Chevaliers-Maçons, le Député Maître, les Commanderies, les Préfets, le Chapitre prioral, les Directoires, le Grand-Maître-Général..." ¶ Cat. maç. Bibl. Lyon n°104 - Caillet 1128 - Dorbon n°5467 "très rare. "- Fesch p.167 - Cat. Nourry n°36 de 1928 "Ouvrage de la plus grande rareté."

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        STORIA DELL'AUGUSTA BADIA DI S. SILVESTRO DI NONANTOLA AGGIUNTOVI IL CODICE DIPLOMATICO DELLA MEDESIMA ILLUSTRATO CON NOTE

      MODENA: PRESSO LA SOCIETA TIPOGRAFICA, 1784. In folio. cm. 38,5x27. Pp. XIX+526+(4). Splendida opera del 1784, la storia della Badia di Nonantola scritta da Girolamo Tiraboschi (1731-1794). L'opera era composta da due tomi, siamo purtroppo in possesso solo del primo tomo contenente tutte le incisioni e pagine ma mancante della carta.<BR>L'opera descrive i beni e le proprietà della Badia includendo quindi i territori di Modena, Bologna, Avellana, Solara, Frignano, Cremona, Pavia, Milano, Mantova, Piacenza, Parma, Ferrara, Valfabbrica nella diocesi di Assisi, Nocera Umbra, Sassoferrato. Una parte dedicata allo stato di Modena a partire dal XII secolo, Vescovi di Modena, storia della Badia di Nonantola dalla sua fondazione fino al presente (tra cui descrizione della biblioteca), Delle chiese e dei beni che il Monastero di Nonantola avea in diverse parti d'Italia. Alla fine del volume lista dei vescovi di Modena, Abati del Monastero di Nonantola, abati, vicari. Il testo è impreziosito da più di 43 finissime incisioni su rame nel testo di Carlo Antonini (1740-1821) che mostrano numerose vedute: Nonantola, palazzo seminario abbaziale, Modena, cattedrale di Modena, San Silvestro di Nonantola, Fanano, Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo di Nonantola, Bologna, Castelvetro, Chiesa di san Luca di Camurana, Sestola, Crevalcore, Serra Sant Abbondio, Monastero di Fonte Avellana, e alcune scene allegoriche, delle quali una al frontespizio coperta da velina. Antica firma di possesso all'occhietto. In buone condizioni. Copertina in mezza tela novecentesca in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso (vedere foto). Legatura in ottime condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture. Parte mancante al margine inferiore dell'occhietto ma restaurata. Segni di restauro al margine inferiore e a quello destro fino a pag. V. Piccole parti mancanti al margine destro da pag. 309 a 216 senza perdita di testo. Piccola galleria di tarlo al margine di piegatrura da pag. 519 alla fine senza perdita di testo. Faboulous work of 1784, the history of Badia of Nonantola written by Girolamo Tiraboschi (1731-1794). The work was made up of two tomes, unfortunately we only have the first tome containing all prints and pages but without the map. The author describes the goods belonging to Badia so including the areas of Modena, Bologna, Avellana, Solara, Frignano, Cremona, Pavia, Milano, Mantova, Piacenza, Parma, Ferrara, Valfabbrica nella diocesi di Assisi, Nocera Umbra, Sassoferrato. A part is dedicated to the history of state of Modena from XII century, Byshops of Modena, history of Badia di Nonantola from its establishment until present times (description of library also), Churches and goods Nonantola had in different parts of Italy. The text is enriched of more than 43 very fine copper prints in the text engraved by Carlo Antonini (1740-1821) showing different views: Nonantola, palazzo seminario abbaziale, Modena, cattedrale di Modena, San Silvestro di Nonantola, Fanano, Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo di Nonantola, Bologna, Castelvetro, Chiesa di san Luca di Camurana, Sestola, Crevalcore, Serra Sant Abbondio, Monastero di Fonte Avellana, and some allegorical scenes, one of them in the title page covered with tissue paper. Ancient signature of the former owner. In good conditions. Half cloth cover of XX century in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine (see the photo). Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings. Missing restored part in the first title page. Restauration sign in the lower and right edge until pag. V. Little missing parts in the right edge from pag. 309 until 216 with no loss of text. Little worming in the folding edge from pag. 519 until the end with no loss of text.

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        La vie privée d'un prince célèbre, ou détails des loisirs du prince Henri de Prusse dans sa retraite de Reinsberg

      à Veropolis (Berlin), 1784, pet. in 8°, de 96pp., - broché à la suite : [FRÉDÉRIC II de Prusse] Éloge du prince Henri de Prusse, de main de maître... lu dans l'assemblée extraordinaire de l'Académie royale des sciences de Berlin, le 30 décembre 1767, par le roi de Prusse, à Berlin, s.n. 1768, de 32pp., vignette au titre, le tout en 1 vol. broché papier gris époque, étiquette sur chacun des plats, rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire. -1) Rare témoignage de Louis Joseph Ph. Guyton de Morveau (frère du célèbre chimiste) connu dans la maison du prince de Prusse, sous le nom de "Brumore". Il fut en effet bibliothécaire du Roi de Prusse et offre ici un témoignage de première main sur la vie au château de Rheinsberg. Le Prince Henri de Prusse, frère du roi, fut reçu dans la maçonnerie à la loge l'Union à Berlin. La Cour très francophile de Berlin se passionnait pour l'hermétisme, la philosophie et l'illuminisme, c'est là que Guyton de Morveau y connut le comédien Le Bauld de Nans Vénérable de la Loge Royal-York de l'amitié, Dom A.-J. Pernety, mais aussi la chanteuse Brumore, dont il usera du nom comme pseudonyme. On sait que Pernety et Brumore, après leur séjour auprès des illuminés de Berlin, fondèrent ensuite les "illuminés d'Avignon", avec le singulier Comte polonais Grabianka qu'ils connurent aussi à Berlin. D'ailleurs les fameux oracles de la Sainte Parole commencèrent à Berlin sans doute dès 1779. Brunmore ne s'installera à Avignon qu'en octobre 1784, et il décéda subitement lors d'un voyage à Rome en 1786. ¶ Barbier IV. 984 (attribué aussi à Mirabeau) - cf. J. Bricaud illuminés d'Avignon (1927) - Serge Caillet illuminés d'Avignon (Polit. Herm. n°21 2007)-2) Éloge fait par le Roi Frédéric II lui-même, du jeune prince Henri de Prusse, mort à dix-neuf ans de la petite vérole, au mois de mai 1767. Cette édition de 38pp. semble rarissime, l'édition de Berlin Ch. Fr. Voss à la même date n'a que 30pp. ¶ cat. KVK (3ex. seulement)

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals . to which are prefixed a history of the language, and an English grammar.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan, for W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington, Etc, 1784. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 17 x 11 inches. Last edition to be published in Johnson's life time, last 2 volume folio edition. Bound in full calf, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling, leather title labels. Both volumes rebacked, retaining the original boards. Boards rubbed, with age wear, scuffed, repaired on edges and corners.Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some marking/staining to one endpaper. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice clean set, in very attractive bindings. . Fifth Edition. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Memoria sobre la bonificación de los vinos en el tiempo de su fermentación y sobre la teórica y práctica del arte de hacer vino

      Oficina de Don Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1784 - Josf Navarro, Mas y Marquet, ciudadano honrado de Barcelona, Señor de los lugares de Tudela y Caras y Director de Agricultura en la Real Academia de Ciencias de la propia ciudad 1 volumen(es)/volume(s) 116 páginas

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        Les Voyages d'Amour, Fils de Venus.

      Paris: ches Theophile Barrois, 1784. Duodecimo; a fine copy in nineteenth-century French quarter red morocco. First edition: a paradise on the Island of Venus. Evidently largely unknown to bibliographers, this charming work tells of the edenic Island of Venus, its natural beauty and exotic fauna completely unspoiled by any human influence. Using this as a backdrop, the work recounts the suitably idyllic adventures of Amour, the son of Venus, and his friends Morpheus, Eve and Zéphire. The short work ends with the parting wish: 'Si cette première Partie est reçue avec indulgence, on donnera la seconde.' The continuation, Voyages du Prince Amour followed in 1789 (although Barbier lists it as the second edition of this work). Spine fading.

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        THE WONDERFUL LIFE, AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF THAT RENOWNED HERO, ROBINSON CRUSOE: Who lived Twenty-eight Years on an Uninhabited Island, Which he afterwards colonised.

      160 pages. Full-page wood-engraved frontispiece, and six full-page wood-engravings included within the pagination. Contemporary untitled calf with simple gilt banding. 32mo. Spine cracked and with loss of 1.5 cm's. at the head; tiny blank corner torn from one leaf; else a remarkably fresh, clean copy of a rare printing. Contained in a morocco-backed folding box with gilt title.Roscoe. J93[2]., lists 2 copies only of this edition: U.S.A., Library of Congress. U.K., Somerset County Library. Of the four earlier editions he lists, only the Oppenheimer copy of the first edition has appeared at auction.

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        Traité curieux des charmes de l'amour conjugal dans ce monde et dans l'autre, traduit du latin par M. de Brumore.

      Berlin & Basle, chez George-Jacques & J. Henri Decker, 1784, de 2ff. 206pp., cart. papier marbré genre ancien, étiquette manuscrite au dos, bon exemplaire. Très rare ouvrage pour le moins curieux, du célèbre mystique suédois : "Les noces dans le Ciel, état des époux après la mort, du chaste et du non-chaste, changement d'état par le mariage, froideurs séparations divorces, de la polygamie, de la fornication, du concubinage, des adultères, du désir libidineux de défloration, et séduction des innocences...". L'édition latine a paru à Amsterdam en 1768. Le traducteur Brumore (Philibert Guyton de Morveau) fut un des membres éminents des Illuminés d'Avignon de Dom Pernéty, participant activement à l'oracle de la "Sainte-Parole". ¶ Guaïta n°998 "très rare...." - Dorbon n°4724 "De Brumore est le pseudonyme du médecin autunois Guyton, frère du célèbre chimiste Guyton de Morveau." - Caillet n°10483 rapporte les "licences extrêmes" que s'est permis Guyton dans sa traduction... - Quérard Fr. Litt. IX. 301"le même ouvrage (a paru) sous ce titre: Les délices de la sagesse sur l'amour conjugal et les voluptés de la folie sur l'amour scrotatoire..."

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        Bibliothek der Geschichte der Menschheit. Fünfter und sechster Band in einem Band ( von insgesamt 8 erschienenen Bänden ).

      Weidmanns Erben und Reich, Leipzig 1784 - ( Ohne Verfasserangabe &#150; Verfasser ermittelt ) Mit 248; 363 Seiten, goldgeprägter Oldr mit marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren und umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8° ( 16,5 x 10 cm ). Inhalt des 5. Bandes: Beschreibung der Chinesen. Aus den besten Reisebeschreibungen gesammelt &#150; Erster Band: Von den Eigenschaften, Sitten und Gewohnheiten der Chinesen mit u.a.: Von ihrer Gestalt, ihren Eigenschaften, und ihrer Kleidung &#150; Von den Ceremonien, die sie bei ihren Grüssen, Höflichkeitsbezeugungen und Besuchen beobachten &#150; Von ihren Gastereien und Speisen &#150; Von ihren Ehebündnissen &#150; Von ihrer Trauer und Leichenbegängnissen &#150; Pracht der Chinesen bei ihren Reisen, Festen und öffentlichen Werken ( und zwar was die Städte angeht &#150; Pracht bei ihren Landstrassen, Kanälen, Schleusen und Brücken ); Inhalt des 6. Bandes: Beschreibung der Chinesen. Aus den besten Reisebeschreibungen gesammelt &#150; Zweiter Band: Von den Eigenschaften, Sitten und Gewohnheiten der Chinesen mit u.a.: Die verschiedenen Klassen, in welche die Einwohner von China getheilt werden &#150; Die Klasse des Adels, welche die Mandarinen und Gelehrten mit unter sich begreift &#150; Die Hauswirthe und das Ansehen, in dem der Feldbau steht, ingleichen von der Fischerei der Chinesen - Die Klasse der Kaufleute, nebst der Schiffahrt und dem Handel der Chinesen ( Ihr einheimischer und fremder Handel &#150; Ihre Schiffahrt ) - Bequemlichkeit zu Lane zu reisen und die Sachen fortzuschaffen &#150; Münzen, Geld, Gewichte und Maße &#150; Klasse der Handwerker und Künstler ( mit: wie die Seidenwürmer gezogen werden und wie die Seide erhalten wird &#150; Vom Porzellan und dessen Verfertigung &#150; Papier, Tinte und Pinsel in China, nebst der Art Bücher zu drucken und zu binden. Der Einband berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bindung gelockert. Das Titelschildchen auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken fehlt. Innen mit mehreren alten Besitzvermerken auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Einige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. stockfleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt bzw. etwas eselsohrig. Insgesamt von recht guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 350 Gramm ) ( Die Fortsetzung zu der Beschreibung Chinas und der Chinesen mit dem 3. + 4. Buch hierzu finden Sie unter meiner Bestellnummer 14915 &#150; sofern verfügbar ) ( Lagerort: Richey, DG )

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        Lettres d'un cultivateur américain écrites à W. S. Ecuyer, depuis l'année 1770, jusqu'à 1781. Traduites de l'anglais par ***.

      Paris, chez Cuchet, 1784, 2 vol. in 8°, de XXIV- 2ff. d'errata 422pp.1f. de table et 2ff. IV-400pp. 1f. de table, pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge et noire, bel exemplaire. (ex-libris mss. Mme de La Baugisière, 1786) Edition originale française refondue par l'auteur, corrigée et augmentée d'un second volume. La première édition en anglais ayant paru à Londres en 1782. Crèvecoeur, agronome français, s'embarqua pour l'Amérique en 1754 afin d'explorer les colonies anglaises. Il fonda un établissement agricole à New York. Capturé par les Anglais pendant la guerre d'indépendance, ses biens furent pillés. De retour en France, il s'embarqua à nouveau en 1783 en qualité de Consul de France. Il vécut en tout 24 ans en Amérique. L'ouvrage est dédié au marquis de La Fayette. D'un point de vue agricole, il introduisit la culture de la pomme de terre en Normandie, et celle de la luzerne aux États-Unis. C'est un témoignage capital sur la vie américaine, les moeurs, les coutumes, aussi bien des colons que des indiens. ¶ Howes C.883 "Description of American life of great influence in attracting European immigration in the post-revolutionary period. As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century" - Sabin 17494 - Monaghan 502.

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        The Law of Simony: Containing, All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it [etc.]

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

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

      London: circa 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 of one of the most atmospheric views made by Webber to illustrate Cook's third voyage: the St Peter and Paul, ostrog as seen during the expedition's first visit to Avacha Bay.This 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. Webber's image depicts 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. It offers 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 late April 1779, and here 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. This is a desirable and rare version of one of Webber's most successful images from Cook's third voyage.

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        Descrizione delle esperienze della macchina aerostatica dei Signori di Montgolfier seguita da richerche sopra laltezza Da una memoria sopra il Gaz infiammabile Da una lettere intorno ai mezzi di dirigere queste Macchine Venice alla stamperia Graziosi

      

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         Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu; suivie de Recherches sur la hauteur à laquelle est parvenu le Ballon du Champ-de-Mars... D'un Mémoire sur le gaz inflammable.... D'une lettre sur les moyens de diriger ces Machines...

      à Paris et se trouve à Bruxelles, chez B. Le Francq, 1784, in 8°, de XXIX-204pp., ill. de 9 planches gravées de Ballons h. t. et d'un tableau dépl., cart. papier marbré bleu lég. postérieur, p. de t. marron, papier très lég. bruni sinon bon exemplaire. 3e édition parue en Belgique un an après l'originale française, du premier livre sur l'expérience aérostatique des frères Montgolfier du 1er Septembre 1783. Cette édition contient le supplément sur l'expérience du Château de la Muette du 21 Novembre 1783, en pagination continue à la suite. Ce nouveau vol constitue le premier voyage aérien en ballon libre, effectué par Pilâtre de Rozier, avec un survol de Paris de 25 minutes et une altitude de milles mètres. ¶ Brockett 4376 (2e édit. de Paris) - Collection Nadar n°32387 (idem)- Dibner 179 - Tissandier p.21 (seulement les deux édit. parisiennes) - Printing and M. of M. n°229 "Faujas de Saint-Fond's Description of the aeral machine of MM. Montgolfier was the earliest record of the flight, written and published in the very year of its accomplishement (1783). It is the first serious treatise on aerostation as a practical possibility" - En français dans le texte n°175 "Faujas de Saint-Fond sera pour chaque expérience le témoin privilégié..."

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        Notice des principaux Articles qui composent la Bibliotheque de feu M. le l'Abbé Viet, Prieur de S. Ouën; Dont la Vente se fera en sa maison…Mardi 3 Février 1784, & jour suivant…

      9 pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. [Paris]: Nyon l'aîné, [1784]. Rare; WorldCat locates only the BnF copy. 137 lots and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. The library contains surprisingly few books of a religious nature and quite a number of books in the sciences and literature. Most of the books are 18th century. Fine copy.

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        A General Chart: Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Capt.n James Cook in this and his two preceeding Voyages; with the tracks of the Ships under his Command. By Lieu.t Hen.y Roberts of His Majesty's Royal Navy. Engraved by W. Palmer.

      Sheet size: 67 x 101 cm. Plate mark: 61 x 94.8 cm. Uncoloured as issued. Folded into four as issue in 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, to Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; Its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. 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. Published 1784. Tiny hole [pin-hole size] at very centre of fold; short tear in blank margin; else an excellent example with wide margins.

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        CHART of the N W COAST of AMERICA and N E COAST of ASIA explored in the Years 1778 & 1779. The ushaded parts of the Coast of Asia are taken from a M S Chart received from the Russians. Writing engraved by T. Harmer. [Copied by Lieut. Henry Roberts.]

      Sheet size: 55 x 76 cm. Plate mark: 42.2 x 69 cm. Uncoloured as issued. Centrefold as issue in 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, to Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; Its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. 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. Published 1784. An excellent example with wide margins.

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        The toilet of flora;

      12mo., engraved frontispiece of The Three Graces, (24)252pp., including the half-title, a little, mainly marginal, browning and spotting, some light soiling, early ownership names on endpapers, contemporary mottled sheep, appropriately rebacked to match, gilt lettered. A good copy.Publisher: London, J. Murray; and W. Nicoll.Year: 1784Edition: One of four early editions (1772, 1775, 1779 and 1784), each pretty scarce. Maclean (18th century household and cookery books) p.20.

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        Portraits of Captain James King and Hawkesworth.

      London: Alex Hogg, n.d., but circa, 1784. Pair of engraved portraits on single sheet, 240 x 380 mm. Striking oval portraits of two men involved in the publication of Cook's voyages, from Anderson's Voyages of Captain Cook. Hawkesworth was of course the writer who published Cook's first voyage (Cook was among many who disliked the results)In 1771 John Hawkesworth (c.1720-1773) was appointed by Lord Sandwich, then first Lord of the Admiralty, to revise and publish Cook's voyages to the Pacific. This was issued in three volumes, quarto, and covers narrative edited from Cook's journals of his first voyage, plus the voyages of several of his predecessors in the Southern oceans. James King (1750-1784) was the astronomer recommended by Dr Thomas Hornsby to accompany Cook's third voyage. He was appointed to the Resolution as second lieutenant and reportedly was ashore taking sights at the time of Cook's death in 1779. Following Cook's death he helped lead the ships on the remainder of the voyage, also completing Cook's account of the voyage prior to his early death from tuberculosis. Good.

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