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        The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure and other Arts and Sciences. Vol. LXXIV and Vol. LXXV

      London: Stephen Austen Camberledge, 1784. 2 Bände in einem, 404 u. 386 S., einige Kupferstiche beigebunden, 8° , Halbleder, neu gebunden, Handschriftliche Anmerkungen am Vorsatzblatt, Name am Titelblatt, Buch in altersbedingt sehr gutem Zustand, Buchseiten weisen allerdings teilw. Wasserflecken auf Versand D: 7,40 EUR

      [Bookseller: Allgäuer Online Antiquariat]
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        The History of New Hampshire

      Thomas and Andrews, Boston 1784 - 1784, 1791 and 1792, 1st edition, 3 Volume set, half leather, The History of New Hampshire by Jeremy Belknap with scarce folding map, printed by Thomas and Andrews, Boston. 1784, 1791 and 1792 volumes as issued. Map of 1791 in second volume. A comprehensive and exhaustive examination of New Hampshire, from the coast of Hampton, Rye, Portsmouth, to the Crystal Hills, Fort #4, Charlestown, Keene, Concord, the capital Exeter, and other locations. Geographical, populations, employment, history, future. Little to no foxing, very tight, re-backed long ago, map re-backed and restore, very stable. Very tight, very clean, old owners name and bookplate else very good plus or better, all now protected in Mylar. Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly. Satisfaction guaranteed, original and authentic. Thank you for viewing, see our other fine books for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jean-Jacques A Mr. S. [Servan] sur des réflexions contre ses derniers ecrits. Lettre pseudonyme. [Von Claire-Marie Mazarelli, Marquise de la Vieuville de Saint-Chamond].

      A Geneve (Genf): ohne Verlagsangabe 1784 - (3), 4-70 Seiten. Unbeschnittener Block. Mit gestochener Titelvignette und Buchschmuck. Überaus seltene, wohl erste Ausgabe der leidenschaftlichen Verteidigung Rousseaus gegen seine Kritiker durch Claire-Marie de Vieuville de Saint Chamont. - Nicht bei Conlon, nicht bei Lonchamp, nicht im BMGC. - Vgl. Pickering & Chatto, Catalogue 788: Rousseau, No. 76 (Druckort identisch, Seitenzahl abweichend). - Barbier II, 986c; Sartori, Feminist Encyclopedia 486f. - Claire-Marie de la Vieuville, Marquise de Saint-Chamond was born Claire-Marie Mazarelli in 1731. In her writings she criticized a society governed by outdated laws and traditions, leaving women with few rights. In her final work at hand she demonstrates a need of change, defending Rousseau and showing a profound knowledge of his works and the errors of his enemies. Her eulogies, wit, and rational ability to denounce injustice proved her to be a woman of great intellect and character. - Gut erhaltenes Werk der sehr seltenen Ausgabe mit unbeschnittenem Block in zeitgenössischem Papierumschlag. Umschlag mit Feuchtigkeitsspur, die ersten Seiten mit unscheinbarem, nichtfärbendem Wasserfleck. Geringfügig angestaubt, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. - Unser Exemplar mit 70 Seiten für uns in keiner Bibliothek nachzuweisen; das bei Pickering & Chatto erwähnte Exemplar mit 75 Seiten. - Rarissimum. - Scarce copy of the spirited defence of Rousseau by early feminist writer. Clean and in good condition, uncut in contemporary wraps. A bit stained due to water spotting. First pages with imperceptive water spot, else very good and clean copy of the remarkably rare work. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1490 Kl. 8° (17,5 x 11 cm). Schlichter Interims-Umschlag der Zeit[Softcover / Paperback]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean; Undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere: Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780.

      London: Printed for John Stockdale. 1784. First Edition. Hardcover. First octavo edition. In four volumes. xii, [v]-viii, 370pp; xii, 359pp; xii, 400pp; xii, 310pp + index. Contemporary tree calf professionally rebacked, with red and green morocco labels lettered in gold on the spines. Portrait frontispiece, map, and forty-nine engraved plates. Published in the same year as the first official account. With the bookplate of T. W. Dison on the front pastedown of volume III. Dealer's annotations in pencil on the rear pastedown of volume I, corner tear to front free endpaper of volume II, light wear to extremities. An appealing set. ; Octavo .

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        Oeuvres

      Didot l'ainé, Paris 1784 - Trois volumes in-8 plein maroquin rouge, dos lisses très ornés, plats encadrés de multiples filets dorés avec rosaces en écoinçon, filets sur les coupes, dentelles intérieures dorées, contre-plats et gardes recouverts de soie moirée, toutes tranches dorées, ex-libris. Tome 1 : 2 ff. (faux-titre, titre), 463 pp. ; tome 2 2 ff. (faux-titre, titre), 448 pp. ; tome 3 2 ff.(faux-titre, titre), 372 pp., 2 ff. ( table au recto, justificatif au verso, catalogue). Deuxième titre de la superbe "Collection des auteurs classiques françois et latins imprimés pour l'Education du Dauphin" initiée en 1783 sur ordre du Roi par le fondeur, imprimeur et libraire François Ambroise Didot. Cette luxueuse collection fut éditée en 3 formats (in-4, in-8 et in-18) sur beau papier vélin, avec les nouveaux caractéres Didot et en nombre limité. Notre exemplaire est l'un des 350 issu de l'édition in-8 sur vélin d'Annonay. Rare et superbe ouvrage. Reliures d'époque, dans le goût de Bozérian. // Three volumes, 8vo, contemporary full red morocco, smooth ornate gilt tooled backs, boards with gilt fillets borders, silk woven endpapers, all edges gilt, ex-library. Second title from the Collection des Classiques français et latins imprimés pour l?éducation du Dauphin started in 1783 by King's order. Copy printed on Annonay vellum paper. Very fine copy nicely bound in Bozérian like style. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Enquiry Into the Principal Phaenomena of Sounds and Musical Strings. Inscribed copy

      Dublin: Printed by Joseph Hill, at the College Printing-House. VG : in very good condition. Rebacked with later calf/gilt spine. Author's inscription on fep. 1784. First Edition. Mottled calf gilt. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 203pp. 2 plates, one folding. Inscription reads: 'For the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Castlereagh from his most obliged and sincere servt'. .

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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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        Teatro critico universal, o discursos varios en todo genero de materias para desengaño de errores comunes

      - Imp. Benito Cosculluela. Pamplona, 1784. 21 cm. Cartas eruditas y curiosas, en que por la mayor parte se continua el designio del Teatro critico uiversal. 1786. 5 vol. Vol. 9. Ilustracion apologetica al primero, y segundo tomo del Teatro. 1786. (vol 9) Demonstracion critico-apologetica del theatro Critico universal. Demostracion critico-apologetica del Theatro critico universal. 1787. 2 vol. Indice general alfabetico, de las cosas notables, que contienen todas las obras. 1787. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelos, cortes pintados. Papel algo tostado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Fortgangs und Untergangs der Römischen Republik. Aus dem Englischen frey übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen begleitet von C. D. B. 3 Bände (in 4= komplett).

      Leipzig, Weidmann & Reich, 1784-1785. 8°. 22 cm. XXVIII, 452, XVIII, 471, 528, XIV, 570 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares et precieux, Vol. 2, 568.Mit 6 gefalteten Karten. Außenfalzen teils wenig gelöst, Einbände berieben, bestoßen, Papier teils wenig gedunkelt. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Rom / Rome; römische Geschichte / roman history

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        ACTS, ORDINANCES AND RESOLVES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, PASSED IN THE YEAR 1784

      Charleston: John Miller, 1784. 102,[2]pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Light dampstaining in margins. Very good. A collection of the laws passed by the South Carolina assembly in the spring of 1784. One of an edition of 300, with two separately printed leaves bound after pages 78 and 92, as called for by Gould & Morgan, who note seven copies of each imprint. The added leaves add legislation omitted from the original printing. Legislation was passed requiring slaveowners to report all slaves held, for regulating trade with the British, to compensate soldiers for losses in the Revolution and for confiscating Tory estates, and for various civic improvements. A significant group of imprints issued immediately after the end of the Revolution. GOULD & MORGAN 714, 715, 716. EVANS 18789. ESTC W30619. OCLC 19940208.

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        Gesamtansicht über die Wied mit Schloßruine Altwied ('Das Schloss Altwied').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. J.F. Volckart n. C. Dupuis b. Schneider & Weigel in Nürnberg, 1784, 18,5 x 29 Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen, 166, Heft 2, 4. - Vorliegendes Exemplar abweichend von Schmitt's Angaben. - Jetzt mit der Verlegeradresse unten rechts "Nürnberg bei Schneider u. Weigel." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Variae Lectiones Veteris Testamenti ex immensa Mss. editorumq. codicum congerie Haustae et Ad Samar textum

      ad vetustiss. versiones, ad accuratiores sacrae criticae fontes ac leges examinatae.Parmae, ex Regio Typographeo (G.B.Bodoni), 1784-88, - 4 vol. in-4, pp. (8), CLX, 116; XIV, (2), 264; VIII, (2), 268; XXXII, (2), 242. Leg. del tempo m. pelle e ang., tit. e fregi oro ai dorsi. Dedica di De Rossi a Vittorio Amedeo III, Re di Sardegna. Testo su due colonne, con grande quantità di passi in car. orientali. Prima edizione (e forse unica) di quest'opera di straordinaria importanza, fondamentale per lo studio delle ''varianti bibliche'', ''miniera ancor oggi sfruttata dai dotti'' (Encicl. Catt. IV, 1452). Nell'opera, per la cui compilazione il De Rossi consultò oltre un migliaio di manoscritti e varie centinaia di edizioni, ''vengono riportate le varianti più interessanti, tralasciando gli errori dei copisti., con la traduzione latina e l'indicazione del manoscritto da cui la variante è tratta'' (D.B. It., vol. 39, pp. 205-213). Il De Rossi (nato a Castelnuovo Nigra, Torino, nel 1742 e morto nel 1831 a Parma, nella cui Università aveva insegnato lingue orientali fin dal 1769) è considerato il più grande ebraista dell'Italia cristiana; dalla sua collaborazione col Bodoni nacquero svariate opere, tra cui quella (1775) che ''fece epoca negli annali della tipografia'' e cioè ''Epithalamia exoticis linguis reddita''. Esempl. molto bello, puro e marginoso, uno dei capolavori di Bodoni. Manca a De Lama e Giani. Brooks F 279. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Nya handels-bibliotheket [The new library of commerce]. Första delen.

      1784 - Stockholm, A. J. Nordström, 1784. 8:o. 120 pp. Uncut in contemporary marbled wrappers, worn and partly faded. Foxing in parts. From Biby Manor in Sweden.All published. The work contains, among other things, the essay "Förslag, til nybyggens anläggande i Indien, och på africanska kusten" [A proposal for the founding of colonies in India and on the African coast]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire des progrès et de la chûte de la République Romaine. (Ouvrage orné de Cartes & traduit de l\'Anglois.

      Paris, Nyon l\'aîné, 1784. 3 Bde / Vols. 391, 387 & 435 S. / pp., mit einer Karte des Mittelmeeres (ca. 25x45cm) / with a map of the Mediterranean (approx. 25x45cm). 17x10,5cm, marmoriertes Orig.-Leder mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, 1 rot-goldenem u. 1 schwarz-goldenem Rückenschild, Rundumrotschnitt, Lesebändchen u. marmorierten Vorsätzen / marbled original leather with gold-stamped spine, 1 red-golden and 1 black-golden spine label, marbled bookend-papers, marker ribbons and all edges red. Zustand: Einbände leicht berieben / beschabt, Schnitt gering fleckig, Kopfschnitt angestaubt, Papier an sehr wenigen Stellen geringfügig stockfleckig, Vortitel v. Bd. 1 mit kleiner Fehlstelle, sonst sehr gut erhalten / Condition: Cover lightly rubbed / scuffed, edges slightly blotty, top edges dusty, Paper in very few parts slightly foxed, bastard title of vol. 1 with small flaw, otherwise very well preserved. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Histoire des progres et de la chute de la republique romaine, Römische Republik, Republic of Rome, Roman Republic

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        THEORIE DU MONDE ET DES ETRES ORGANISES, SUIVANT LES PRINCIPES DE M*** Gravée par D’A:-Ol.

      

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        La Henriade.

      A Londres, n.n. et A Paris, chez Moutard 1784 - Nouvelle édition, la plus correcte qui ait encore paru; Avec des remarques, par M. Palissot. Portrait frontispice de Voltaire dessiné par Pujot et 10 gravures hors-texte de J.M. Moreau le jeune. Complet & Contrôlé. A Londres, non nommé et se trouve à Paris, chez Moutard - 1784 - xxiv et 261 pages. Belle reliure plein maroquin rouge de l'époque. Dos lisse orné et doré avec pièce de titre maroquin vert. Filets et roulettes dorés encadrant les plats, avec décors angulaires. Roulette sur les coupes et les contreplats. Tranches dorées. Étui à liseré. Infimes et rares piqures. Un coté de l'étui frotté. Très bon état. Format in-8°(22x15). Voltaire a écrit la Henriade en l'honneur du roi de France Henri IV et de la tolérance. Le sujet est le siège de Paris, commencé par Henri III et par Henri de Navarre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wit’s Magazine; or Library of Momus. Being a Compleat Repository of Mirth, Humour, and Entertainment.

      

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        Amélie, histoire angloise.

      A Reims, chez Cazin, libraire, 1784. - Cinq vol in-18 plein veau écaille, dos lisses cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre & de tom. mar. havane, triple filet doré bordant les plats, simple filet aux coupes, roulette dorée intérieure, tranches dorées, gardes coquillées ; 273, 288, 216, 278 et 310 pp. Très bel exemplaire dans la reliure de l'éditeur. Rare titre de la "Petite Bibliothèque de Campagne", première collection publiée par Cazin après la mort de Valade. Réf. bibliographiques : (Corroënne, Manuel, p. 136). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage De Figaro En Espagne

      Currente Rota, A Saint-malo 1784 Haldleder/hartkarton Tadellos ERSTAUSGABE, ORIGINALAUSGABE! Text Französisch. Ursprünglich als Interim-Broschur erschienen. Noch mit Hinweisblatt für den Buchbinder! Von unserer Buchbinderin fachmännisch und liebevoll gebunden. Marmorierter-/pappbezogener Einband, abgerundete Lederecken, Lederrücken, montiertes goldgeprägtes Titelschildchen, 5 Bünde, tadellos. Titelblatt mit Vignette, XVI, 286 paginierte Seiten. Sehr erträglicher (ehemaliger) Wasserschaden am oberen/unteren Blatt-Rand. Angenehme Typographie. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. +++ Obwohl der Autor nie in Spanien war, malt Fleuriot de Langle (Jean-Marie-Jérôme Fleuriot, Marquis de Langle, geb.1749, gest.1807, französischer Offizier und Schriftsteller) ein bissiges Bild des Landes und seiner Bewohner und schafft eine vernichtende Kritik dessen Regierung, Religion und Sitten. Dieses Buch löste einen beispiellosen Skandal aus, so dass der König Spaniens bei der französischen Regierung protestierte und drohte, den Zutritt zu seinem Königreich für alle Franzosen zu verwehren. Das Werk wurde daraufhin per Anordnung des Pariser Parlaments vom 26. Februar 1786 zum Verbrennen verurteilt. Dieses spektakuläre Urteil brachte dem Autor die Begeisterung des Publikums ein: das Werk erlebte sechs Auflagen und wurde ins Englische, Deutsche, Dänische und Italienische übersetzt. Ein wahrer Bestseller! +++ PREMIÈRE ÉDITION! Un ouvrage ulterieurement relié demi-cuir, coins arrondis, piièce de titre, page d\'origine adressée au relieur, vignette sur page de titre, XVI, 286 pages, anciennes mouillures ( peu visibles) sur haut et bas de quelques pages, belle typographie, très bon état général. +++ \"Voyage de Figaro en Espagne (Saint-Malo, 1784). Bien que n\'ayant jamais mis les pieds en Espagne, Fleuriot (Jean-Marie-Jérôme Fleuriot, marquis de Langle, né à Dinan en 1749 et décédé à Paris en 1807, militaire et écrivain français) y dresse, de manière piquante, un tableau noir de l\'Espagne et des espagnols, critiquant leur gouvernement, leur religion et leurs moeurs. Ce récit fit un tel scandale que le roi Charles III s\'en plaignit au gouvernement français et menaça d\'interdire l\'entrée de son royaume à tous les Français. L\'ouvrage fut alors condamné à être brûlé par arrêt du Parlement de Paris du 26 février 1786, après un long et virulent réquisitoire de l\'avocat général Séguier. Cette condamnation spectaculaire valut à l\'auteur l\'engouement du public : l\'ouvrage connut six éditions, et fut traduit en anglais, en allemand, en danois et en italien.\" (Wikipedia). +++ 9,5 x 16,4 cm, 0,2 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Rarität Rara Spanien Polemik Kulturgeschichte Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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        A BRIEF VIEW OF THE ACCOUNTS OF THE TREASURY OF PENNSYLVANIA, FROM THE TIME OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REVOLUTION TO THE FIRST OF OCTOBER, 1781...

      Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1784. 237pp. Later half calf and patterned boards. Titlepage tanned, with several contemporary ownership inscriptions and notations. Some light tanning, but overall internally clean. Last six pages bound in upside down and backwards. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on verso of p.237. A good copy. A printed account of the Pennsylvania Treasury during the Revolutionary period. The text is printed in chart form throughout, with a tally of expenses at the bottom of each page. A fascinating document. The first treasurer of the State was Michael Hillegas, who was in the role in the provincial government but who turned over the job to the polymath David Rittenhouse by August 1776. Most of the text covers in detail Rittenhouse's tenure, until the spring of 1782, mostly concerned with expenditures relating to the war effort. During this time he also personally supervised the production of war material such as the casting of cannon. NAIP locates eleven copies. A key work for the finances of the Revolution. EVANS 18679. HILDEBURN 4438. SABIN 59927. NAIP w021209. ANB 18, pp.553-55.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1784. The third edition, with additions, in three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (209 × 125 mm). Contemporary speckled sheep, gilt ruled and numbered spines, red morocco labels. Joints, extremities of spines and corners professionally refurbished, small area of worming to title and first leaf of Contents in volume II, general foxing. An attractive set in a contemporary binding. First octavo edition, third overall, of the "first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). This uncommon edition contains several additions including a new chapter titled "The Conclusion of the Mercantile System". Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB). This copy has an appealing Philadelphia provenance: each volume carries the engraved armorial bookplate of Charles Chauncey, ownership inscriptions on each title page: "From Charles Chauncey to Elihu Chauncey" (dated 1811) and "Charles Chauncey Savage 1877". Charles and Elihu would appear to be popular names in the Chauncey family but this pair are the brothers of Nathaniel Chauncey (1789-1865) who briefly practised law in Philadelphia. Elihu (d. 1843) is best remembered for being the first President of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, one of the first railroads constructed in the United States. He has been described as "a man of national importance. He became a complete master of political economy, and was, in that science, one of the most accomplished men the country produced. He was active in public affairs, especially in the financial policy of the Government, and by reason of his rare ability, his opinions were sought whenever loans were to be floated by municipal, state or federal authorities" (John Frederick Lewis, The History of an Old Philadelphia Land Title, Philadelphia, 1934).

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        Rapport des commissaires chargés par le Roi, de l'examen du magnétisme animal.

      Paris Imprimerie Royale 1784 - (26,5 x 20,5 cm). (2) 66 S. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. "This is the offical edition, printed at the King's private press in the Louvre" (D/K). - "In the spring of 1784 the King of France appointed this commission made up of members of the Academy of Sciences to investigate the claims of animal magnetism. He chose some of the most eminent men of science of his day. The chairman was Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States of America, ambassador of that country to France, and a person highly knowledgeable in electricity and terrestrial magnetism. The commission's president was Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, a follower of Condillac and one of the most important chemists of the age. The secretary of the commission and editor of its report was the famous astronomer Jean Sylvain Bailly. The commission also included the director of the Academy of Sciences, Jean Baptiste Leroy, an investigator of electricity of some note. The commission began its investigations on March 12, 1784, and published its report in August of that year. Both this commission and one made up of members of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris, appointed by the King at the same time, investigated animal magnetism as practiced by Charles D'Eslon, a disciple of Mesmer. D'Eslon wanted this official inquiry, while Mesmer strongly opposed it. By cooperating with the commissions, D'Eslon effectively removed himself from his teacher's fold. Although D'Eslon's theory of animal magnetism, as presented to the commission, was somewhat different from that of Mesmer, the commissioners did not seem to be bothered by that fact. They contended that theory made no difference to their mandate, which was to decide about the existence and utility of animal magnetism. Their conclusion was that they found no evidence for the existence of an animal magnetic fluid. They ascribed any cures or improvement of health that might occur through the application of animal magnetism to the action of 'imagination.' The report was very influential and became a center of a vigorous controversy which raged for a number of years, with pamphlets and books being written for and against its conclusions" (Crabtree). - Erstes und letztes Blatt etwas angestaubt, sonst sehr sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar. - Crabtree 31; Duveen & Klickstein 223 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        per onorare la memoria di LIVIA DORIA CARAFFA Principessa del S.R. Imp. e della Rocella, di alcuni rinomati Autori.

      (In fine:) Impresso nella Reale Stamperia di Parma l'anno.1784, - in-4 gr., pp. (8), 407, (3), attraente, raffinata e perfetta leg. del tempo in p. pelle maculata, dorso a nervi con tit. e ricchi fregi oro, titolo su tassello, tagli rossi. Adorno di 4 tav. f.t. dis. da Fedele Fischietti ed inc. da Raffaele Morghen (2 ritr. all'inizio, dopo pag. 60 e 244), 4 tav. n.t. dis. da Ant. Magri ed inc. da Bianchi (alle pp. 169, 249, 271, 285), 69 testatine, 41 iniziali, 42 culs-de-lampe e 16 bordure inc. da Bossi per il ''Monumentum Neapolitanum'' (pp. 285-317 impresse solo al recto). Prima edizione di questo magnifica opera, vero manuale tipografico, apprezzata da Renouard per ''la magnificence de l'éxecution, la multitude des gravures, et la rareté des exemplaires'' ; essa comprende: Prose, con la Vita della Principessa, le Poesie Toscane, ''La vera virtù. Ottave di Licofonte Trezenio, canti III'', Carmina latina, Inscriptiones, La spiegazione de' rami significanti alcuna allegoria, Indici. Tra gli autori, che si celano tutti sotto pseudonimi arcadi, figurano illustri poeti e letterati del tempo: I. Pindemonte, A. De Giorgi Bertola, S. Bettinelli, C. Bondi, C. Filomarino della Torre, ecc. ''Fra i più bei libri stampati da Bodoni'' (Brooks). Esempl. magnifico, a grandi margini ed immacolato. Brooks 250. De Lama II, pp. 29-30. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paesti, quod Posidoniam etiam dixere, rudera. Rovine della città di Pesto, detta ancora Posidonia.

      Roma, in typographio Paleariniano, 1784, - in-folio grande, pp. (4), 181, (1) di testo in latino e italiano, legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde e carta marmorizzata ai piatti, tassello granata e fregi oro al dorso (un po' stanca). Completo di 45 tavole f.t., compreso il frontespizio in latino, quello in italiano e l'antiporta con ritratto di Carlo III di Borbone, incise dai migliori artisti del tempo (Bartolozzi, Volpato, la Marra, Nolli, Polanzani, Baratti, Pignatoni su disegni di Panini, Rajola, Nicole e Dominici). Prima edizione di quello che è considerato il monumento iconografico di riferimento per lo studio delle rovine di Pestum alla fine del XVIII secolo. La riscoperta dei templi di Posidonia avvenne tra 1750 e 1758, quando Winckelman e Soufflot visitarono quei luoghi. Nel 1768 uscì a Londra ''The ruins of Paestum'' di Thomas Major ma, come sottolinea Cicognara ''.non è paragonabile all'esattezza del testo del Paoli e alla bellezza delle incisioni''. I rilievi architettonici dei templi (piante, prospetti e particolari) e le belle vedute delle rovine, anche a doppia pagina, divennero oggetto di studio di artisti e letterati. magnifico esemplare, fresco e con barbe. Cicognara 2693. Berlin Katalog 1905. Comolli I 254. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wit's Magazine

      ONT>, 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A volume of six issues of The Wit's Magazine dating from July to December 1784. With four sought after fold-out engravings, some of them by the painter and engraver Samuel Collings. Including amusing articles, letters, poems and enigmas. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to front and rear pastedowns of William Margetts of Deddington in Oxfordshire. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Externally, rather worn and rubbed with slight loss to paper at extremities and to leather at head and tail of spine. Joints starting. Internally, two fold-out plates are missing, as well as a total of eight pages of text. Otherwise, generally firmly bound, bright with occasional spots and marks and curling to plates. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Mémoire où l'on prouve par la décomposition de l'eau, que ce fluide n'est point une substance simple, et qu'il y a plusieurs moyens d'obtenir en grand l'air inflammable qui y entre comme principe constituant.

      (Paris ) 1784 - (26 x 21 cm). SS. 269-283. Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. Rückenbroschur. (Aus: Mémoire Acad. Royal de Science). Erste Ausgabe dieser bedeutenden und seltenen Arbeit. Lavoisier tritt hier erstmals der auf Aristoteles zurückgehenden elementaren Natur des Wassers entgegen. - Cavendish entdeckte 1781 die Knallgasreaktion und stellte fest, dass brennbare Luft (Wasserstoff) und dephlogistische Luft (Sauerstoff) zu Wasser reagieren. Er interpretierte dies jedoch nicht als Synthese von Wasser, sondern als deren Freisetzung. Lavoisiers Verdienst ist es hingegen, die Knallgasreaktion erstmals richtig als Synthese von Wasser zu interpretieren. In vorliegender Arbeit versucht er seine neuen Erkenntnisse durch eine experimentelle Gegenprobe zu bestätigen und zerlegt Wasser in seine Bestandteile. Dazu leitet er Wasserdampf über glühende Eisenspäne und stellt fest, dass Eisen zu Eisenoxid wird und gleichzeitig brennbare Luft entsteht. Die hübsche Kupfertafel zeigt die Versuchsanordnung. - Vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. - Duveen/Klickstein 58 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoire sur la décomposition de l’air atmosphérique par le plomb.

      - Paris, Roe et Hotel Serpente, 1784, 22 x 13,5 cm., cubiertas en papel de época con dedicatoria manuscrita del autor, 24 págs. (Rarísimo folleto no citado por Palau y que no hemos localizado en ninguna Biblioteca Pública española. El autor nacido en Villaro, Vizcaya, es considerado como uno de los médicos que hicieron mas por mejorar la higiene pública española. Empezó su formación en el seminario de Vergara, pasó como pensionado a París donde escribió esta obra que trata de la corrupción del aire y su impacto sobre la salud. Estudió también en Gran Bretaña siendo el primer médico del siglo XVIII que se formó completamente en el extranjero). MEDICINA

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        RECUEIL D'ESTAMPES REPRESENTANT LES DIFFERENTS EVENEMENS DE LA GUERRE QUI A PROCURE L'INDEPENDANCE AUX ETATS UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE

      M. Ponce et M. Godefroy [1784], Paris - Oblong quarto (12-3/4" x 9-3/4") bound in recent calf-backed boards with a gilt-decorated spine and gilt-lettered morocco spine label. This copy complete with 16 engraved plates plus 2 additional plates bound at the end. Includes an engraved title page with vignettes (HOWES C576: the first French book to mention the United States on the title page), twelve plates of scenes, two maps, and a final plate celebrating the peace of 1783. One of the few contemporary publications with illustrated scenes from the Revolution, this copy has wider margins than others we have examined. The plates are: 1. Precis de cette guerre. 2. John Malcom. 3. Journee de Lexington. 4. Sarratoga. 5. Prise de la Dominique. vi. Prise du Senegal. 7. Prise de l'isle de la Grenade. 8. Prise de Pensacola. 9. Prise de Tabago. 10. Reddition de l'armee du Lord Cornwallis. 11. Surprise de St. Eustache. 12. Siege du Fort S. Philippe. 13. Attaque de Brimstomhill. 14. Carte des Etats Unis. 15. Cartes particulieres des concessions faites par l'Angleterre a la France et a l'Espagne par le traite de 1783. 16. Precis du traite de paix, signe a Versailles le 3 septembre 1783. The additional two plates are in the same style but are related to the slightly later French Revolution: 1. La honte du forfait , n'est que pour le coupable. 2. The heroisme du jeune desilles. A clean copy of this interesting book. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Kostum der meisten Völker des Alterthums, durch Kunstwerke dargestellt und erwiesen. Aus dem Französischen übersezt, berichtiget, mit Zusätzen und einer Vorrede begleitet von Georg Heinrich Martini.

      Dresden Waltherische Hofbuchhandlung 1784 - Mit zahlr. Illustr. auf 57 (1 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln u. 17 gestochenen Illustr. im Text. LXXII, 482 (1 gefaltete) S., (1 w. Bl.). Gr. 8°. Ldr. d. Zt. Rücken u. Stehkanten goldgepr. Ebd. etwas berieben, Ecken u. Unterkante stärker, an den Kapitalen tls. etwas defekt u. mit winzigen Fehlstellen. Vorsatz im Falz gebrochen, S. II mit Radierspur, tls. gebräunt u. etwas stockfleckig, 1 Blatt mit hinterlegtem Riß, 1 Blatt mit Fehlstelle im Eck. WEITERE AUSKÜNFTE ERTEILEN WIR IHNEN GERNE TELEFONISCH.Colas 1829; Hiler 538; Lipperheide Ba 9. Erstes Buch: Vom Kostum der Aegyptier; Zweites Buch: Vom Kostum der Griechen; Drittes Buch: Vom Kostum der barbarischen Nationen (Phrygier, Thracier, Amazonen, Assyrer, Babylonier, Syrer, Scythen, Parther, Dacier, Sarmaten, Germanen, Gallier, Belgen, Britannen, Meder, Perser, Phönizier, Karthager, Numider, Mauritanier, Celtiberer; Viertes Buch: Vom Kostum der Hebräer; Fünftes Buch: Vom Kostum der Römer; Sechstes Buch: Von den Etruscern, Latinern und Samniten. Mit umfangreichem Verzeichnis der angeführten Schriftsteller, der auf den Kupfertafeln abgebildeten Gegenstände und der wichtigsten im Werk vorkommenden Sachen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der kleine Catechismus des sel. Dr. Martin Luthers, nebst den gewöhnlichen Morgen- Tisch- und Abend-Gebätern. Wobey die Ordnung des Heils, in einem Liede, in kurzen Sätzen, in Frag und Antwort, und in einer Tabelle, wie auch der Inhalt der Heiligen Schrift in Versen, hinzugefüget. Zum Gebrauch der Jugend. Nebst einem Anhang der sieben Buss-Psalmen, einem geistlichen Lied und das Einmal Eins

      Gedruckt und zu haben bey Carl Cist, in der Zweyten-Strasse, Philadelphia 1784 - Fifth American Edition. [4],139,[1]p. Sm. 12mo. One of two known copies. A very popular catechism for children. Charles or Carl Cist was born in St Petersburg, Russia, and came to America in 1769, where, according to Thomas, he translated English into German for Henry Miller. Through Miller, he gained knowledge of printing and with Melchior Steiner he published works in English and German. Steiner left the business and Cist continued, later moving the business from Philadelphia to Washington. Shipton & Mooney 44550; Bristol, B5917. Locations: 1 copy at Penn. Hist. Society Contemporary calf-backed boards. Rubbed, spine worn, text browned but a sound copy with contemporary ownership inscription in German on the endpapers, dated 1787. A good copy in brown cloth slipcase

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        Vollständige Nachrichten über die Republik Holland

      Berlin, Buchhandlung der Realschule, 1784. - aus authentischen Quellen gesammelt. Aus dem Lateinischen übersezt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet. XXIV, 662 Seiten, 1 Blatt, schöner Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvrgoldung, 20 x 13 cm, Einband etwas berieben, Stempel auf dem Titel, innen etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire 69 of 70 Volumes

      

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        Nya handels-bibliotheket. Första delen [The new library of trade. Part one].

      1784 - Stockholm, A. J. Nordström, 1784. 8:o. 120 pp. Disbound. Small stain and paper loss in bottom inner corner on title. Paper loss in bottom outer corner on pp. 1-34. Tear at top of p. 91. Slight foxing. Last leaf partly loose. All published. With an introductory dedication poem to Gustav III of Sweden. The work also contains a foreword and the essays "Afhandling om näringstvånget i gemen, och skrån i synnerhet" [On economic constraints in general, and guilds in particular], "Förslag, til nybyggens anläggande i Indien, och på africanska kusten" [A project for the establishment of colonies in India and on the African coast], "Förslag til grofva klädes-fabriquers inrättande å landet; afgifvit til kongl. maj:ts och riksens Commerce-collegium, af commerce-rådet herr Johan Jac. Westberg" [A project for the establishment of textile mills for rough fabrics] and "Om Marstrands frihamn" [On the free port of Marstrand]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der kleine Catechismus des sel. Dr. Martin Luthers, nebst den gewöhnlichen Morgen- Tisch- und Abend-Gebätern. Wobey die Ordnung des Heils, in einem Liede, in kurzen Sätzen, in Frag und Antwort, und in einer Tabelle, wie auch der Inhalt der Heiligen Schrift in Versen, hinzugefüget. Zum Gebrauch der Jugend. Nebst einem Anhang der sieben Buss-Psalmen, einem geistlichen Lied und das Einmal Eins

      Philadelphia: Gedruckt und zu haben bey Carl Cist, in der Zweyten-Strasse, 1784. Fifth American Edition. [4],139,[1]p. Sm. 12mo. Contemporary calf-backed boards. Rubbed, spine worn, text browned but a sound copy with contemporary ownership inscription in German on the endpapers, dated 1787. A good copy in brown cloth slipcase. Fifth American Edition. [4],139,[1]p. Sm. 12mo. One of two known copies. A very popular catechism for children. Charles or Carl Cist was born in St Petersburg, Russia, and came to America in 1769, where, according to Thomas, he translated English into German for Henry Miller. Through Miller, he gained knowledge of printing and with Melchior Steiner he published works in English and German. Steiner left the business and Cist continued, later moving the business from Philadelphia to Washington. Shipton & Mooney 44550; Bristol, B5917. Locations: 1 copy at Penn. Hist. Society

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        Mémoire sur les différentes manières d'administrer l'électricité, et observations sur les effets qu'elles ont produits

      1784 - de 301 pp. et deux pl. Paris, l'Imprimerie Royale, 1784, in-8, de 301 pp. et deux pl. dépliantes, demi-basane de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, tranches mouchetées, Edition originale de cette relation des opérations effectuées par l'auteur sur des cas pathologiques très variés. L'auteur fut l'un des pionniers de la médecine par l'électricité. Il décrit dans ces livres les différentes manières de l'utiliser pour les rhumatismes, la paralysie, l'épilepsie, les abcès, la rétention d'urine, la danse de Saint-Guy, etc. Le mémoire fut lu le 2 décembre 1783. L'ouvrage est orné de deux planches repliées gravées sur cuivre, représentant différents instruments de médecine dont certains sont mis en situation sur des bras et une femme assise. Le mémoire est suivi d'une bonne bibliographie critique des ouvrages traitant de l'électricité en médecine. Reliure défraîchie, trous de vers en marge [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signer of the Declaration of Independence Samuel Huntington certifies that he swore in Benjamin Huntington as Mayor of Norwich, Connecticut, on July 13, 1784

      [Hartford, Connecticut], July 13, 1784. 8" x 4.25". "Autograph Document Signed ""Saml Huntington Lieutt Governor,"" 1 page, 8"" x 4.25"". [Hartford], July 1784. On laid paper. Fine condition.In full, ""These may certify That at a City meeting of the City of Norwich on the Second Tuesday of July 1784 the oath provided by Law to be taken by the Mayor of said City was duly Administered to the Hon Benjamin Huntington Esq Elected Mayor of said City; By me Saml Huntington Lieutt Governor""Benjamin Huntington (1736-1800) represented Connecticut in the Continental Congress (1780, 1782, 1783, 1788) and in the 1st U.S. Congress (1789-1791). He served as Mayor of Norwich, Connecticut, from 1784 to 1796. Samuel Huntington, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1784-1786, was Governor from 1786-1796. Samuel ostensibly began his political career in 1764 when Norwich sent him as one of their representatives to the lower house of the Connecticut Assembly."

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World,

      

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        ICHTHYOLOGIE ou HISTOIRE NATURELLE, générale et particulière des POISSONS. Avec des figures enluminées, dessinées d'après nature. For more info about this item, see our RARE FISH BOOKS site.

      - Berlin chez l¿Auteur & chez Francois de la Garde, dedication by the author to the Queen of France (1784), première partie: (1785), seconde partie (1785), troisième partie (1786) et puis Berlin, Paris et Londres, chez l¿Auteur & chez de la Garde, chez Didot et chez White, quatrième partie (1787), cinquième partie (1787), sixième et dernière partie (1788). With six engraved title-vignettes and 216 hand-coloured copper engraved plates by Berger, Bodenehr, Darchow, Haas, Henning, Schmidt and other artists. Parts 1-6 of 12 in 3 volumes. Large folio (mm 460x270). Pp. [16], 206, [2]; [4], 170, [2]; [4], 160, [2]; [4], 134, [2]; [4], 130, [2]; [4], VIII, 150, [2]. Contemporary red morocco, covers gilt-ruled with decorative corner-pieces, floral gilt devices at spine, titles on green morocco labels, gilt edges. A very fine and complete copy of the rare first issue (1785-1788) of the first French folio edition, published almost contemporaneously with the first German edition. A mini format of Bloch's French folio edition was published a few years later. Marcus Elieser Bloch was a surgeon in Berlin. It was not until 1780 that he began to work with fishes from Germany and abroad. The present publication (1784-1788), resulting from many observations by himself and illustrated under his supervision, contains good descriptions and faithful water-colours. The species the author collected either in dried or preservative state are often well drawn and well described, except for the colours which change after death of the fish. Bloch had very little knowledge of foreign marine species like Mediteranean fishes which is not surprising for a scientist who lived in an unfavorable land-locked area. Some illustrations of Mediteranean species - like the flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) - are very unrealistic and executed in a " composite-like image style". Illustrations in the works of the leading Renaissance ichtyologists Belon (1553), Rondelet (!554), Salviani (1554-1558) and Gessner (1558), possibly commissioned or acquired by Bloch from donors, can highlight how Bloch constructed his fish models. His flying gurnard for instance appears to be a composite image based on elements from uncoloured illustrations made by the draughtsmen of his Renaissance predecessors. Bloch's creation of the flying gurnard was coloured by his artists afterwards. Some debate is going on whether the heightening in gold, silver and bronze in Bloch's plates - to reproduce the glistering sheen of wet fish scales - is present or not. Only spectrophotometric analysis of colour pigments could give an answer to the question if metals like copper, silver and gold have been used by Bloch's artists. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia romana. Dalla fondazione di Roma persino alla Traslazione dell'Imperio sotto Costantino: Scritta nell'idioma francese dall'Abate Delle Fontane sopra l'originale inglese . e trasportata nell'italiano.

      Michele Stasi, Napoli 1784 - XX + 336; 527; 456; 551; 592; 574; 609; 622; 645 p. 9 voll 100x160mm p.perg. coeva con doppio tassello bicromatico

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        Storia de’ viaggi intrapresi per ordine di S.M. Britannica dal Capitano Giacomo Cook (13 Bände).

      Neapel, La Nuova Societa` Letteraria e Tipografica, 1784/85. - Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 1 gefalteten Tabelle, Halbpergamentbände der Zeit, 20 x 12,5 cm, Einbände angestaubt, berieben und bestossen, innen teils stockfleckig. Seltene italienische Gesamtausgabe der Reisen James Cooks.

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        IJsgezicht Rotterdam - 1784.

      WINTER IN ROTTERDAM"De Rivier de Maze Voor de Stadt Rotterdam in het begin van het Jaar 1784'Gravure "geteekend en in "t kooper gebragt door A. v.d. Haar en J. v.d. Spruit', later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 30,5 x 51 cm.Levendig gezicht, arm en rijk op het ijs, koek en zopie, ijszeilers, sledes, paarden en wagens, stalletjes bieden hun waar aan.Oude Hoofd met Oude Hoofdpoort en achterzijde van de huizen aan het Haringvliet; aan het einde daarvan zijn de Admiraliteitswerf aan het Boerengat en de molens op het Bosland en langs de Oostzeedijk zichtbaar.Prijs: € 2.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        A MONSIEUR LE BAILLY DE SUFFREN QUE L'ON S'ATTENDOIT A VOIR A L'ISLE DE BOURBON AU RETOUR DE SE GLORIEUSE CAMPAGNE DE L'INDE [caption title]

      Isle de France: Imprimerie Royale, 1784. Quarto. Moderately worn with loss at foredge and gutter margins, not affecting text. Lightly soiled and dampstained. Good. An early and unrecorded imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. The text comprises a poem in eleven stanzas by an anonymous soldier from the Regiment of the Isle de France who retired to the island of Bourbon. As most early imprints from Mauritius are official documents, this piece, a work of local literature, is particularly interesting and desirable. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base; as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC, and not recorded by Toussaint in his bibliography of Mauritius imprints.

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        Opuscules physiques et chymiques de M. F. Fontana. Traduits de l'italien par M. Gibelin

      1784 - (4)-264 pages Paris, Chez Nyon l'aîné, 1784, in-8, (4)-264 pages, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné à l'imitation, tranches rouges, Première édition française des lettres de Felice Fontana (1730-1805), professeur, physicien de la cour de Florence, directeur du cabinet royal de physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Florence au palais Pitti. L'ouvrage relate une série d'expériences et de découvertes scientifiques, et traite plus particulièrement de la combustion. "The topics covered include respiration, compressibility of gases, solidity and fluidity of bodies, heat, calcination, thermometers, etc" (Cole n° 449-450). Une annotation manuscrite postérieure au verso du faux-titre : "Plaidoyer pour le phlogistique (.) la théorie de la respiration". Bon exemplaire. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Rares rousseurs. Duveen p. 224 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Huntington, signs for his pay as Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court

      [Hartford, Connecticut], September 13, 1784. 8.25" x 6.25". "Autograph Endorsement Signed, ""Received the Contents Saml Huntington,"" as Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, on the verso of an Autograph Document Signed, ""Oliv. Wolcott, Jr.,"" 1 page, 8.25"" x 6.25"", ""Pay Table Office,"" [Hartford], September 13, 1784. Light dampstains, some minor marginal tears, expected folds, else fine.Wolcott, Jr., together with Elezer Wales, members of the Pay Table Committee for the State of Connecticut order a payment to ""the Honorable Samuel Huntington, Esq. Fifty eight pounds fourteen Shillings and eleven pence Lawful Money --- and charge the State..."" Huntington would continue in his role as Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court through 1785. In 1786, he became the Governor of Connecticut, an office he would retain until his death in 1796. Provenance: Charles E. Sigety. "

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        Description de l'aérostate [à] l'Académie de Dijon

      1784 - (2), V, (1), 224pp., 4pl. Dijon, Causse, Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1784, in-8, (2), V, (1), 224pp, 4pl, veau raciné, dos à nerfs, 4 planches gravées sur cuivre, représentant différentes coupes de l'aérostate. PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage, qui contient le détail des procédés, la théorie des opérations, les dessins des machines et les procès-verbaux d'expériences. Il est suivi d'un essai sur l'application de la découverte de MM. de Montgolfier, à l'extraction des eaux des mines. Les frères Montgolfier furent à l'origine du premier vol d'un être humain dans un ballon à air chaud, en 1783. Un an plus tard, Guyton de Morveau décolle de Dijon avec un ballon à gaz muni de rames. C'est la première tentative de direction d'un globe aérostatique. Bien entendu, ces rames n'ont aucune influence sur le déplacement de l'aérostat. Dos refait, coins restaurés, importante mouillure en milieu de volume, une planche rognée court dans la marge inférieure avec perte de l'échelle. Ex libris tampon, BAYOLO, sur la page de titre [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London, for the Author, [1784].. Hardcover. Fine. HARDBACK original full-calf with blind embossed rules and decoration on the spine gilt lettering on red spine label folding frontispiece pages: x390 [ii] - adverts. and postscript 126mm x 210mm (5 x 8") a duplicate from the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library former owner's name handwritten on front and rear end-papers covers a little worn tail and corners rubbed with small losses lacking 15mm at head small wear in front fixed end-paper small split in top part of fold to frontispiece light marks on page margins occasionally small piece missing from fore-edge of rear end-paper otherwise a very fine copy. Scarce. British Bee Books 135." 0

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