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

      , 1784. 1784. NEW JERSEY. LAWS. Acts of the Council and General Assembly of the State of New-Jersey, from the Establishment of the Present Government, and Declaration of Independence, to the end of ... December, 1783; with the Constitution Prefixed ... By Peter Wilson. Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1784. Folio. x, 389, [1], 28, 4, 4, 30 p. Early decorated paper-covered boards, later calf spine, leather spine label (worn at extremities). Title leaf somewhat soiled and dampstained, marginal dampstain on next few leaves, the usual foxing and browning of some gatherings as found in all copies, small piece torn from the top blank margin of 3G2, without loss. George S. Woodhull's copy. A compilation of New Jersey laws passed between 1776 and 1783, and the work that updates Samuel Allinson's compilation of 1776. A great many of the laws pertain to the American Revolution. For a detailed account of the evolution and printing history of Wilson's Laws, see Felcone, New Jersey Books, 161-2, and Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754-1800, 394. Evans 18632; ESTC W6807.

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        Arctic Zoology

      1784. First Edition . (PENNANT, Thomas). Arctic Zoology. London: Henry Hughs, 1784-85. Two volumes. Quarto, modern half brown calf, raised bands, marbled boards, uncut. $2500.First edition of PennantÂ’s “classic work,” with 23 engraved plates-an attractively bound, uncut copy.“The work, which must be regarded as the most prominent of PennantÂ’s works, was originally planned as a sketch of the zoology of North America, but was later enlarged with the addition of descriptions of the quadrupeds and birds of the parts of Europe and Asia lying north of latitude 60 degrees N” (Anker 397). “He was able to combine his own observations with information from Thomas Hutchins, Ashton Blackburn, Alexander Garden, Benjamin Smith Barton, and Peter Simon Pallas, and thus to produce his classic work, Arctic Zoology” (DSB). Volume I is primarily dedicated to the discussion of mammals, Volume II to birds. Born in 1726, Pennant “was a representative of the best of the gentleman-naturalists who flourished in the late 18th century and sought to comprehend all of nature” (DSB); Samuel Johnson said that ”Pennant has greater variety of inquiry than almost any man, and has told us more perhaps than one in ten thousand could have done in the time that he took” (Allibone, 1554). Without the 1787 supplemental volume, as usual. Ayer, 489-90. Lowndes, 1823. Anker 397. Interior exceptionally clean. Attractive bindings fine. An excellent uncut copy.

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        Oeuvres mélées de M. L. Dutens, de la Société Royale de Londres, & de l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres de Paris.

      A Genève, chez Bonnant, 1784. - In-8, rel. de l'époque plein veau fauve marbré, dos lisse à faux-nerfs formés de larges roulettes ornées dorées, caissons à larges fleurons en alternance avec des caissons ornés "à la grotesque", pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, encadrement sur les plats orné d'un beau décor d'ornements dorés: grecque, alternant avec des fleurons de formes différentes, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, fine dentelle intérieure dorée, gardes marbrées. VIII-398 pp, table généalogique dépliante de la famille des Scipions in fine. Léger frottement aux coiffes et sur les mors, petites rousseurs concentrées essentiellement sur les p.79 à 96, rares par ailleurs, mouillure claire seulement marginale à l'angle inférieur droit de 4 ff., notes manuscrites en page de garde. Très bon exemplaire bien relié dans une fine reliure de l'époque. Réf. bibliographiques : GRAESSE II-455. Sommaire : Traité des pierres précieuses et des pierres fines, avec les moyens de les connaitre & de les évaluer. Le miroir ardent d'Archimede. Les lettres sur l'automate du Baron de Kempelen. Correspondances avec J.J. Rousseau. Epigraphie latine (tombeau des Scipions). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alarm

      1784. First Edition . “ONE of the MINORITY of the CENSORS.” An Alarm. To the Freemen and Electors of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: 1784. Laid broadside sheet (13-1/2 by 16 inches), matted and framed. Entire piece measures 18 by 22 inches. $3500.Original Philadelphia broadside exposing the wrongdoings of current members of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, and urging voters on October 12, 1784 to decide “whether Pennsylvania shall recover her ancient character for wisdom and justice, or whether she shall be the sport and prey of a band of tyrants,Â… knaves and fools.” Beautifully framed.“The day is now approaching on which you are to determine whether Pennsylvania shall enjoy a free and just government, or be ruled by the arbitrary wills of a few men who have lately composed the majority of the Council of Censors.” This exposé of political favoritism by members of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania cites such instances of partiality as “granting a title to James Smith, to a confiscated estate, many months after the time for paying for it had expired” and “drawing upon the Treasury for above 30 pounds to pay for a feast,” and “sheltering the brother to one of their body, although he was charged with fraud and peculation.” This anonymous author and fellow councilman then urges: “Rouse up then my dear countrymen, and oppose these imposters, who have long deceived and oppressed you, and who have plundered the Treasury of the state with impunity.” Five years later, a constitutional convention was called and a new state constitution was adopted. The 1790 Constitution did away with the Supreme Executive Council and vested executive power in the office of Governor. On December 21, 1790, Thomas Mifflin, the last President of Pennsylvania, took office as the StateÂ’s first elected Governor. Evans 18321. Early paper repairs to verso along old fold lines, a few short closed tears to margins (not affecting text). Scarce in any condition. Beautifully framed.

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        Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

      1784. [PENNSYLVANIA]. Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Established by the general Convention. Carefully Compared With the OriginalÂ… Philadelphia: Francis Bailey, 1784. Octavo, unbound, stitched as issued; pp. (1)-64. $1500.Early edition of the important 1776 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, “the most extreme of the Revolutionary state constitutions,” printed by order of the Council of Censors. From a private family collection.“The states began the process of establishing new constitutions soon after British royal authority began to disintegrateÂ… a few, like Pennsylvania, staked out radical new forms of governmentÂ… The Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 was the most extreme of the Revolutionary state constitutions. Framed by radical leaders with little practical political experience, it attempted to bring the entire government within the control of the people…” (A Covenanted People, 45-48). “In 1776 Pennsylvania adopted a new constitution that has been described as the most democratic in AmericaÂ… In late June [1776]Â… convention representatives met in Philadelphia and by July 8 elected delegates to write a new state constitution. Deliberations began one week later under the chairmanship of Benjamin Franklin. While it appears that George Bryan, James Cannon, and Benjamin Franklin were the principal authors of the new constitution, others such as George Clymer. Timothy Matlack and even Thomas Paine might have been involved in its creation. Influenced by the language of the Stamp Act congress, the First Continental Congress, and the Declaration of Independence, the authors crafted a document that proclaimed in detail the rights of citizens and expanded the voting franchise to all tax-paying free menÂ… A Council of Censors was created whose members were to be elected every seven years to conduct, for a year, an evaluation of the activities of the government and to ‘censureÂ’ those actions that were deemed to have violated the new constitution. Any changes to the constitution could only be made through this Council of Censors” (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission).Following passage of the constitution by the convention at the end of September 1776, the first edition was published; a reprinting followed a year later, and another edition was printed in 1781 with the Articles of Confederation. A new constitution was adopted in 1790, after the end of the Revolutionary War. The constitution is followed here by, “A Report of the Committee Appointed to Enquire, ‘Whether the Constitution has been preserved inviolate in every Part, and whether the legislative and executive Branches of Government, have performed their Duty as Guardians of the People, or assumed to themselves or exercised other or greater Powers, than they are intitled to by the Constitution.” Evans 18680. Sabin 60015. Title page and first leaf of text worn with some chipping and loss to edges, affecting a few letters. Occasional minor foxing; some wear to corners of last few leaves. A desirable unbound copy of this rare early printing of an influential state constitution.

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        La Cavalcata infortunata, 1784

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten mittig bezeichnet: "D: a la Sigra Enrichetta P.sina/per il suo hum°. & devot°. servo D: Chki"; oben mittig bezeichnet: "LA CAVALCATA INFORTUNATA". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 527a. Grösse: 10,8 x 10,4 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 12,4 x 13,6 cm. Beschreibung: Eine satirische Anspielung auf das Reiten der Damen. Die Szene spielt im Tiergarten Berlin. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        THE ANGLER'S MUSEUM; OR, THE WHOLE ART OF FLOAT AND FLY FRISHING. Containing I. The Nature And Properties Of Fish In General. II. Rules And Cautions To Be Observed By Young Anglers. III. The Choice And Preparation Of Rods And Lines,.

      London, printed for John Fielding, (1784).. IV. Of Float Fishing And Of Live And Dead Baits. V. Of Fly Fishing And The Preparation Of Artificial Flies. VI. An Account Of The Different Sorts Of Fish, Their Haunts And Spawning Times, And Sea Foods To Angle For Them. VII. An Account Of Some Of The Sea Fish, Their Nature, Qualities and the Manner Of Catching Them. VIII. Particulars Respecting The Laws And Customs Of Angling. FIRST EDITION (1784), undated but only the first edition of 1784 carries the author's name on the title page, 12mo, approximately 155 x 90 mm, 6 x 3¾ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of Mr John Kirby "The Celebrated Fisherman", Keeper of Newgate, woodcut vignette of fish on title page, pages: viii, 1-136, bound in half calf over marbled boards, modern reback with raised gilt bands, gilt creel motif in 4 compartments, gilt lettering and date, marbled edges, endpapers renewed. Upper corner of upper cover slightly bumped, tiny chips to marbled paper at top of lower cover, modern fishing bookplate on front pastedown, early signature on reverse of frontispiece, light browning to frontispiece margins, slight brown offsetting from portrait onto title page, "First edn 1784" in a modern hand at foot of title page, some pages lightly age-browned, tiny ink mark to lower corner of 3 leaves, just visible on a few other pages, a small pale ink "X" in a couple of margins, a tiny closed tear neatly repaired to 1 lower margin. A very good copy. Westwood & Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria, page 194. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A set of the three voyage accounts comprising:FIRST VOYAGE. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages... for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere... Second edition. Three volumes, quarto, 52 engraved plates and maps, many folding. London, 1773.SECOND VOYAGE. COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World... Third edition. Two volumes, quarto, the 64 engraved plates and maps bound in a separate folio Atlas volume. London, 1784.THIRD VOYAGE. COOK, James and James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... Second edition. Three volumes, quarto, 24 engraved maps and coastal profiles; with separate folio Atlas, containing two charts and 62 engraved plates. London, 1784.

      London: 1773-1784. Together eight volumes, quarto, and two folio Atlases; uniformly bound in contemporary polished diced russia leather, decorated in blind and gilt, atlases in half binding with marbled paper sides matching the endpapers of the text volumes; all volumes neatly respined. Cook's voyages, with uniform contemporary provenance. This handsome set has the first and third voyages in their "best" editions and the rarely-seen feature of a separate Atlas to the second voyage. Of the total of 204 engraved plates and maps that illustrate the three voyage accounts, 128 of them are contained in the separate Atlas volumes where they can be seen to best advantage in the larger format.The first voyage is in its second and best edition, complete with the "Directions for placing the cuts" and the "Chart of the Straights of Magellan" (both of which are usually missing in the first edition), and with the new Preface containing Hawkesworth's virulent 8-page reply to Dalrymple's whining reviews of the first edition, and the whole volume revised by the voyage's astronomer William Wales.The second voyage, here in its third edition, has the very desirable separate atlas containing the wonderful series of plates and maps (usually bound into the text volumes) printed on thicker paper than usual, and unusually fresh and bright. Only the largest of the maps are folded, and the views and botanical plates are all the more impressive for their being in uncreased state.The third voyage is in its second and best edition, preferred for several reasons, including the fact that the Royal Society medal awarded to Cook posthumously in 1784 appears on the title-pages; the printing was done by Hughs (rather than Strahan who printed the first edition) with the wording of the title-pages slightly modified and the text itself entirely re-set. Isaac Smith presenting a set on behalf of Cook's widow in 1821 noted that 'I am desired by Mrs Cook... to request your acceptance of the 4 books sent herewith being her Husbands last Voyage round the World, as a mark of her respect... the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press' (quoted by Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85). King George III's copy of the official account, preserved in the British Library, is also an example of this second edition.The series of official Cook narratives is the cornerstone of any collection of books relating to Australia or the Pacific. Illustrated with marvellous engravings based on the work of the official artists on the voyages, including Parkinson, Hodges, and Webber, the series stands as the great monument to Cook's achievements. Provenance: Uniform provenance in all volumes of Ebenezer John Collett (1755-1833, MP for Grampound, Cornwall from 1814 to 1818), with armorial bookplates; Francis Markham, with bookplates; private collection (Sydney). About 50 leaves in vol. I stained in upper margins, a few other spots and stains, generally in fine clean condition in good contemporary bindings well respined.

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        Wielands Auserlesene Gedichte. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe [in sieben Bänden].

      Leipzig, Weidmanna Erben und Reich, - 1784 - 7 Bände in 3 [so komplett], 12° (13x9), Papier: Dünndruck-Bütten.- Band 1: 3 Bl., 238 (irrig 137/138 statt 238/239) mit 2 gestochenen Vignetten (von Johann Wilhelm Meil aT und Schlußvignette von Georg Melchior Kraus); Band 2: 1 Bl., 322 S.-- Band 3: 3 Bl., 272 S.; Band 4: 240 S.-- Band 5: 262 S.; Band 6: 280 S.; Band 7: 256 S., einheitl Hldrbde d.Zt. (HFrzbdg) mit LdrEcken, 2 farb LdrRSchilder, reiche goldRPräg, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt, marmorVorsätze, etwas berieben, alte WaflV, NSTaT, Band 1: Vorsatz und flV mit Eckabschnitten, teils etwas gebräunt, fest und sauber, pfleglich behandeltes Exemplar, Erstausgabe [WG 79].-- dekorative Taschenausgabe.-- Bandeinteilung: Band 1: Vorrede.- Musarion.- Olympia.- Die erste Liebe - An Psyche.- Gedanken bey einem schlafenden Endymion.- Der verklagte Amor.- Der Mönch und die Nonne.-- Band 2: Griechische Erzählungen.- Gandalin oder Liebe um Liebe.-- Band 3: Die sieben ersten Gesänge des Oberon.-- Band 4: Die fünf letzten Gesänge des Oberon.- Geron der Biederherzige.-- Band 5: Schach Lolo oder Das göttliche Recht der Gewalthaber.- Das Wintermärchen.- Hann und Gulpenhe.- Maulthiers Zaum.- Der Vogelsang.- Pervonte.-- Band 6: Idris.-- Band 7: Clelia und Sinibald oder Die Bevölkerung von Lampeduse.- La Philosophie Endormie.- Eine philosophische Farce.- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        A set of the three voyage accounts comprising:FIRST VOYAGE. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages... for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere... Second edition. Three volumes, quarto, 52 engraved plates and maps, many folding. London, 1773.SECOND VOYAGE. COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World... Third edition. Two volumes, quarto, the 64 engraved plates and maps bound in a separate folio Atlas volume. London, 1784.THIRD VOYAGE. COOK, James and James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... Second edition. Three volumes, quarto, 24 engraved maps and coastal profiles; with separate folio Atlas, containing two charts and 62 engraved plates. London, 1784

      London, 1784. About 50 leaves in vol. I stained in upper margins, a few other spots and stains, generally in fine clean condition in good contemporary bindings well respined.. Together eight volumes, quarto, and two folio Atlases; uniformly bound in contemporary polished diced russia leather, decorated in blind and gilt, atlases in half binding with marbled paper sides matching the endpapers of the text volumes; all volumes neatly respined. Cook's voyages, with uniform contemporary provenance. This handsome set has the first and third voyages in their "best" editions and the rarely-seen feature of a separate Atlas to the second voyage. Of the total of 204 engraved plates and maps that illustrate the three voyage accounts, 128 of them are contained in the separate Atlas volumes where they can be seen to best advantage in the larger format.The first voyage is in its second and best edition, complete with the "Directions for placing the cuts" and the "Chart of the Straights of Magellan" (both of which are usually missing in the first edition), and with the new Preface containing Hawkesworth's virulent 8-page reply to Dalrymple's whining reviews of the first edition, and the whole volume revised by the voyage's astronomer William Wales.The second voyage, here in its third edition, has the very desirable separate atlas containing the wonderful series of plates and maps (usually bound into the text volumes) printed on thicker paper than usual, and unusually fresh and bright. Only the largest of the maps are folded, and the views and botanical plates are all the more impressive for their being in uncreased state.The third voyage is in its second and best edition, preferred for several reasons, including the fact that the Royal Society medal awarded to Cook posthumously in 1784 appears on the title-pages; the printing was done by Hughs (rather than Strahan who printed the first edition) with the wording of the title-pages slightly modified and the text itself entirely re-set. Isaac Smith presenting a set on behalf of Cook's widow in 1821 noted that 'I am desired by Mrs Cook… to request your acceptance of the 4 books sent herewith being her Husbands last Voyage round the World, as a mark of her respect… the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press' (quoted by Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85). King George III's copy of the official account, preserved in the British Library, is also an example of this second edition.The series of official Cook narratives is the cornerstone of any collection of books relating to Australia or the Pacific. Illustrated with marvellous engravings based on the work of the official artists on the voyages, including Parkinson, Hodges, and Webber, the series stands as the great monument to Cook's achievements. Provenance: Uniform provenance in all volumes of Ebenezer John Collett (1755-1833, MP for Grampound, Cornwall from 1814 to 1818), with armorial bookplates; Francis Markham, with bookplates; private collection (Sydney).

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        \"Haupt Ansicht der Residenzstadt Wien, und des größten Theils ihrer Vorstädte, von Belvedere anzusehen\". Prächtige Gesamtansicht mit reicher Personenstaffage (Kaiser Joseph II. mit Gefolge).

       Altkol. Umrißradierung \"Nach der Natur gezeichnet und gestochen von Carl Schütz in Wien 1784\", 39 x 58 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXX, S. 317; Nebehay-Wagner 671, 37. - Der Zeichner, Kupferstecher und Architekt wurde 1745 in Laibach geboren und starb 1800 in Wien. Er studierte an der Wiener Akademie, deren Mitglied er 1772 wurde. Berühmt wurde er durch seine bei Artaria erschienenen Wiener Ansichten. - Mit deutschem und französischem Titel. - Die Ränder gering angestaubt, sonst farbfrisch und wohl erhalten. Sehr selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Österreich

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        Vollständige auf Theorie und Erfahrung gegründete Anleitung zur Salzwerkskunde. 5 Teile in 2 Bänden

      Richter, Altenburg, 1784. 1896. XV/482/9 nn.Bl./XXIV/260/XL/280 S, mit gestochenen Titelvignetten und zusammen 27 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln auf 23 Blatt, Halbleder der Zeit auf je 5 Schmuckbünden mit je 2 Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Quart (etwas berieben und bestossen/eine Einbandecke gestaucht/ein oberes kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle) - Erste Ausgabe/Poggendorff I, 1372 f- Ferchl 296 / Äußerst seltenes Grundlagenwerk zum Salzbergbau -

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        Phytonomatotechnie universelle. Neuvième cahier [seul]. [C'est-à-dire l'art de donner aux plantes des noms tirés de leurs caractères.].

      Paris, chez l'auteur, Didot le jeune, Poisson, juin 1784. - fascicule in-folio, pages 49 à 72 & 12 planches. Broché, couverture muette avec étiquette, entièrement non rogné. (État de parution). Neuvième cahier seul sur les 27 parus. Il contient 12 magnifiques planches de botanique très finement aquarellées. Elles présentent 13 sujets au total, la première en comportant 2. Pezize écarlate et pezize ocre blanc (1 planche) ; Marchante multiforme ; lichen brun ; lichen à gobelets ; nicotiane rustique ; pervenche majeure ; glécome lierré ; caille-lait jaune ; ophrys bourdon ; fraisier des tables ; ortie grièche ; noisetier avelinier. - Dos fendu, sans manque de papier, quelques menues salissures au bord des marges. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Théâtre et autres ?uvres.

      Paris, Cailleau, 1784. - 2 volumes in-8, 2ff.-LXXIIpp.-184pp.-VIIpp.-pp.187 à 344-1f. paginée par erreur 350-1f. - 2ff.-493pp.-2ff.- 12 planches. Maroquin rouge, encadrement triple filet doré, dos lisses ornés de pièces de titre vertes, filets et roulettes formant caissons et plinthe en queues, fleurons d'angles, fleurons "rocaille" centraux. Roulette intérieure dorée, filets sur les coupes. Tranches dorées. (Reliures de l'époque). Retirage de l'édition Ballard, Le Jay, 1779 (décrite par Cohen, 246), avec de nouveaux titres. Portrait gravé d'après Voiriot et 11 figures de Monnet gravées par Legrand, Mathieu, Baquoy, de Launay, Masquellier, Massard, Née et Ponce. Une biographie de Colardeau, par Jabineau de La Voute, débute cette édition collective, suivie de l'éloge de La Harpe, de la réponse de Marmontel, de l'épître de Dorat. Contient Astarbé ; Caliste ; Les perfidies à la mode ; Lettre amoureuse d'Héloïse à Abailard ; Armide à Renaud ; Le patriotisme ; Épître à Minette ; Ode sur la poésie. ; Les traduction des Nuits d'Young et du Temple de Gnide ; Épître à Duhamel de Denainvilliers ; Les hommes de Prométhée ; des pièces fugitives. - Bel exemplaire, bien relié. A signaler cependant quelques feuillets très légèrement jaunis et un petit accroc à une coiffe supérieure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Paris: Gogue & Nee de la Rochelle, 1784. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (192x120 mm). [8], 236 pp. Half-title, 8 folding engraved plates by Sellier after Fossier. Contemporary quarter calf, spine gilt. Somewhat browned and foxed, half title stronger). ----Dibner 92; Horblit 47; Sparrow 93; Norman 1021-1022, Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 1020; Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 53-6. - FIRST EDITION of the work that laid the foundation for the mathematical theory of crystal structure. Often thought of as the founder of crystallography, Hauy proposed the idea of the crystal molecule and recognized that, based on the discontinuity principle, there are limited varieties of a crystal species. (Dibner). Haüy's first printed book, this work was instrumental in establishing a solid foundation on which modern theories of crystal structure rest. In it, Haüy brought together the advances in crystallography made by Romé de l'Isle, Bergman and others into a coherent structural theory, based on the structural unit, the "molecule constituante" (later renamed by him to "molecule integrante"). Haüy's model depicted crystals as built up out of these molecular units which were polyhedral in form. Haüy also theorized a common "nucleus" or "primitive form" for all crystals of the same "species." This primative form was often revealed by cleavage of a crystal symmetrically along its angles and edges. Haüy's theory of crystal structure changed little in its essentials during the remainder of his career, which went on for almost forty years after the publication of the Essai. (Mineralogical Record online Library). Near Fine.

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

      PRESSO LA SOCIETA TIPOGRAFICA, MODENA 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.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. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 1000,00 euro.

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        Compendio della storia della persecuzione mossa contro la Cattolica religione nell' impero della Cina l'anno del signore MDCCLXXXIV.Florence, Gaetano Cambiagi, 1789. 8vo. Contemporary (?) vellum.

      - Cordier, Sinica, col. 842; L

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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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        Europa

      Venezia: Santini Remondini 1784 - Incisione all'acquaforte e bulino in acquarellatura coeva di mm 650 x 485 alla battuta su vergata veneziana di gran corpo. Buoni margini esterni alla battuta; lievi ossidazioni. Condizioni generale pi

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        L' Existence réfléchie, ou Coup d' oeil moral sur le prix de la vie.

      (Kehl), De l' imprimerie de la Société Littéraire- Typographique ; Paris, Belin, Dessenne. 1784 - Petit in- 12, (151 x 91 mm.) ; 196 pp. ; veau jaspé havane, dos lisse orné, filet or sur les coupes, tranches marbrées bleues, rel. de l' ép. Ed. originale, (Quérard II- 57), imprimée par Beaumarchais, frère de Julie, à Kehl, où s' imprimait son "Voltaire". Revue des Deux Mondes, (1852) : "L' année même où parut le Mariage de Figaro, en 1784, par un contraste assez piquant, la soeur de Beaumarchais publia sous l' anonyme, à un petit nombre d' exemplaires, un volume intitulé l' Existence réfléchie ---. C' était un extrait de pensées empruntées à Young et à d' autres, ---. Singulier pendant au Mariage de Figaro !" Coiffe inférieure arasée, petit manque de peau à un coin, autres défauts mineurs, intérieurement neuf, fort bon ex. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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