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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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      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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      Grenada: Printed by John Spahn, 1784. Splitting along most of the fold, but the two leaves not detached. Stained along upper edge, lightly tanned. Good. In a half morocco box. A very rare Grenada imprint, printing extracts from the treaties which concluded the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, especially those portions pertaining to Grenada, and to Britain's guarantee of freedom of religion in her colonies. This proclamation was printed in Grenada by John Spahn, and although undated was likely produced in 1784, following the news of Britain's re-acquisition of Grenada after the Treaty of Paris concluding the American Revolution. Four articles are reprinted from the Treaty of 1763 ending the French and Indian War: Article 4, passing all of Canada over to the British, and ensuring freedom of religion to the former French subjects; Article 9, ceding Grenada, the Grenadines, St. Vincent, Dominica, and Tobago to the British and ensuring the same religious freedoms as those guaranteed to the former French subjects in Canada; and two articles pertaining to administrative matters. Four articles are also reprinted from the 1783 Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution: Article VII through which Britain ceded St. Lucia and Tobago to the French, and in which the French guaranteed religious freedom to the Protestant inhabitants of the islands; Article VIII, which gave Grenada, the Grenadines, St. Vincent's, Dominica, St. Christopher's, Nevis, and Montserrat, and under which the British guaranteed religious freedom; and two other articles addressing legal and administrative questions. The third item reprinted is a proclamation by George III, "given at Our Town of Fort Royal," in 1764 proclaims the sovereignty of British law on Grenada and the other recently acquired islands: "the laws of Great Britain are in force in this Island, as far as the Nature and Circumstances of the Colony will permit; and that all other Jurisdictions, Offices, Commissions and Proceedings for the future, not founded on those Our Laws of England, are hereby declared to be absolutely determined, utterly void, and totally abolished." The Proclamation authorizes the calling of a General Assembly for the islands, and gives the Governor General the power to institute laws and courts on the island until the legislature convenes. Printing on Grenada began as early as 1765 and continued through the French occupation of 1779-83. OCLC carries only one listing for John Spahn as a printer on Grenada - as publisher of the ST. GEORGE'S CHRONICLE AND GRENADA GAZETTE in 1800. Although the present extracts are undated, it is most likely that they were printed shortly after the British regained control of Grenada in 1784. This document is not listed on OCLC, nor are any Grenada imprints from the 1780s. A rare collection of treaty extracts carrying important information about the political and religious state of affairs in Grenada and the West Indies. Due to the humid climate in the area, 18th-century imprints from the West Indies are virtually unobtainable.

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        Onomatologia curiosa artificiosa et magica. Oder natürliches Zauber-Lexicon [Zauberlexicon; Zauberlexikon] in welchem vieles Nützliche und Angenehme aus der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre und natürlichen Magie nach alphabetischer Ordnung vorgetragen worden.

      Nürnberg, Raspische Buchhandlung 1784; 3. Aufl.; ca 21x13 cm; 4 Blätter, 1744 Spalten mit gest. Titelvignette und 1 gef. Kupfertafel; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit handgeschr. Rückenschild (Einband gering bestoßen, Wappenexlibris auf Innendeckel, hinteres fliegendes Vorsatzblatt mit weiteren Rezepten beschrieben; gutes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Salonmagie; Zauberei; Zaubern

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        IL LIBRO DEL PERCHE', la pastorella del Marino, la novella dell'angelo Gabriello e la puttana errante di Pietro Aretino

      s. e. (1784), Pe-King - In 16, pp. (2) + 168. Legatura in piena pelle. L'opera e' legata insieme a In morte di Ugo Bass-Ville di Vincenzo Monti (Mantova, 1798), di pagine 216. Segue l'opera Il libro del perche', di pp. 168, stampato su carta azzurrina. Graziosa edizione stampata a Londra per conto dei Molini nel 1784 in 200 copie. Celebre raccolta di scritti libertini con echi classicheggianti e mirabolanti invenzioni lubriche. Parenti, Diz. falsi luoghi, p. 167. Graesse, V, 197. Brunet, IV, 488. ITA

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        Geschichte und Zustand der Königlich Grosbrittanischen Kriegsmacht zu Wasser und zu Lande von den frühesten Zeiten bis an’s Jahr 1784. Nebst einem Abris des lezten amerikanischen Krieges, und anhangsweise: Schilderungen einiger in diesem Kriege sich vorzüglich ausgezeichneter brittischer Offiziere, wie auch Verzeichnisse einiger deutscher in diesem Kriege rühmlichst zur Hülfe gewesener Offiziere. Mit ausgemahlten Kupfern. Ladenpreis 2 Thlr. 8 Gr. Pränumerazion war 1 Thlr. Mit fünf Kupfertafeln, davon zwei gefaltet und vier koloriert.

      in der Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, und beim Verfasser, Dessau und Leipzig 1784 - XCVIII, 604 S. Pappband d.Zt. Etwas berieben. Erste Ausgabe (Meusel/Hamberger 2,513). – Etwas gebräunt. A.F.GEISLER (Rehmsdorf 1757 – ca 1800) war seinerzeit als Vielschreiber und Skandalautor berüchtigt. J.E. BIESTER schrieb über ihn: „Unter den 6000 Schriftstellerfedern, welche itzt in Deutschland rasseln, wird keine von einem schlechteren Skribenten geführt . Mit der Wuth eines Ausgehungerten fällt er über jeden Gegenstand her, der ihm anziehend genug scheint, um Leser zu locken .“ (Goedeke IV,1044). Während die meisten seiner Schriften anonym bei einschlägigen Verlagen veröffentlicht wurden, wählte der frühere Student der Rechte und Staatsgeschichte den Selbstverlag unter dem Dach des Dessauer „Avantgardeunternehmens“ (E.Fischer) der „Buchhandlung der Gelehrten“, bei der im gleichen Jahr Autoren wie WIELAND, GLEIM, HERDER, LAVATER, WEZEL ihre Schriften veröffentlichten. Das erfolgreichste Werk aber „stammte von dem Historiker und Juristen ADAM FRIEDRICH GEISLER aus Leipzig. [Folgt der vollständige Titel] . wurde insgesamt 792mal pränumeriert. Es wurde neben zahlreichen Militärs auch von der Bibliothek des Philanthropins in Dessau erworben, von Professor MEUSEL in Erlangen, den Professoren HEYNE und SCHLÖZER aus Göttingen, sowie von einigen Buchhändlern und Verlegern, darunter [etc.]. Gleichzeitig fanden sich Pränumeranten aus ganz Europa und sogar aus Übersee, aus St.Petersburg, Warschau (18 Pränumeranten), Prag, Stockholm (12), Wien und Zürich bis nach Paris (31), Venedig (7), Philadelphia (22) und Princeton (13). Die Kontakte der Buchhandlung der Gelehrten reichten weit – einen besseren Beweis gibt es nicht.“ (E.Fischer. Die Buchhandlung der Gelehrten zu Dessau, Wiesbaden 2008, S.87). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eberts Naturlehre.

       Troppau, Traßler 1784-85. 3 Bde. 8°. 559 (1); 494 (2), 528 S. Mit gest., kol. Frontisp. u. insges. 49 altkolor. Kupfertaf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Nur tlw. etw. stärker gebräunt die Kupfer tlw. im Rand hinterlegt bzw. etw. angerandet.vgl. Wegehaupt I, 515 (Ausg. Lpz.); Jörden VI, 55 - Ebert (1737-1805), Mathematiker, Philosoph, Dichter. \"Als Schriftsteller machte er sich durch mehrere mathematische und philosophische Lehrbücher bekannt, welche sich durch logische Anordnung, Gründlichkeit und Deutlichkeit und nicht minder in stilistischer Hinsicht auszeichnen\". (ADB) - Das Werk ist in Briefform, für Kinder von zehn bios zwölf Jahren, abgefasst. Die schönen Kupfer zeigen Säugetiere, Fischer, Schmetterlinge, Vögel und Pflanzen sowie einige physikalische und astronomische Versuche. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften

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        Vorstellung der erschröckliche Verheerung, welche der vom Eis angeschwollne Mayn-Strom in Würzburg angerichtet hat, wobey das Wasser in de höchste Häußern die höhe des zweyte Stockwerks erreicht hat u. in de kleinen bis an das Dach gestiege ist'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, 1784, 30 x 41 Brod-Mälzer K 52. - Guckkastenblatt. - Zeigt die Hochwasserkatastrophe mit der Überschwemmung des Mains in Würzburg und ihren Auswirkungen im Jahre 1784. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Encyclopédie méthodique. Art militaire

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

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        Canon Missae ad usum Episcoporum, ac Praelatorum Solemniter, vel private Celebrantium.

      - Printed in red & black, with 13 copperplates by Suor Isabella Piccini, numerous engr. initials and tailpieces. Thin tall folio, full cont. red morocco, richly gilt- tooled with garlands & fan-shaped corners, back gilt, g.e. Venetiis: Balleoniana, 1784. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Schwangern, Gebärenden und Wöchnerinnen.

      Christian Friedrich Himburg,, Berlin, 1784 - 2 Bände in 1. Berlin, Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1784-1786. 8°. XXII S., 1 Bl., 317 S.; 2 Bl., 344 S. Mit einer wiederholten gestochenen Titelvignette. Späterer Pappband unter Verwendung eines Inkunabelblattes als Bezugpapier. Hirsch 4, 322. - Blake 317. - Wellcome IV, 204. - Waller 6778. - Erste Ausgabe. Mursinna (1744-1823) machte alle Stadien eines preussischen Arztes durch: Vom Lazarettchirurg bis zum Chef der Charité in Berlin. "Er gehörte zu derjenigen Classe der im vorigen Jahrhundert nicht seltenen Chirurgen, welche aus der Barbierstube hervorgegangen, ohne gelehrte Vorbildung, als Autodidacten durch gesunden Menschenverstand und nüchterne Beobachtung, verbunden mit nicht gewöhnlicher operativer Geschicklichkeit, Thätigkeit und Energie sich einen geachteten Namen in der Wissenschaft zu machen verstanden haben." (Hirsch). - Die ersten 80 Seiten mit schwächer werdendem Wasserrand. Späterer Pappband unter Verwendung eines Inkunabelblattes als Bezugpapier. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires du baron de Tott sur les Turcs et les Tartares. Premiere [-quatrieme] partie.

      A Amsterdam: [s.n.] 1784 - [i.e. 1784-1785].- [ Descripción completa disponible en español, inglés y francés / Complete record available in Spanish, English and French / La notice complète est disponible en espagnol, anglais et français ] // 8º (191x121mm.); 4 partes en 2 vol.; I: [2], 203 p.; II: [4], 220 p.; III: [4], 180 p.; IV: [4], 152 p.- Plena piel de época, nervios con dorado, florones internerviales, doble tejuelo, filete dorado en los cantos; cortes tintados en rojo; conserva los registros de sea en ambos volúmenes. Múltiples pero muy leves llamadas en lápiz en el margen del texto; apretado índice manual de lugares relevantes del libro, escrito a lápiz por anterior poseedor en recto de página de guarda trasera en ambos volúmenes.- // Magnífico ejemplo de la primera edición de una obra bien afortunada (en solo 2 años se hicieron otras cuatro ediciones), no es ni un relato de viajes ni un mero libro de costumbres. Entre sus principales aportaciones habría que señalar la descripción que hace (en el segundo libro) del pueblo tártaro de Crimea -de su vida diaria, tanto como de la historia natural de esa región- antes de su invasión por Rusia (el motivo de uno de sus viajes fue precisamente que se le encargó intentar provocar una guerra entre rusos y otomanos), y la sugerencia de la pertinencia del establecimiento de un canal en Suez, idea que será recogida por Napoleón, y más tarde por los sansimonianos, que no cejaron hasta conseguir que se llevase a efecto, casi cien años más tarde. Pero sin que sean tan alabadas, sus observaciones y apuntes sobre el funcionamento de la política en el Imperio Otomano y sus descripciones del modo de vida de los turcos siguen empleándose como fuente entre los historiadores. - Refs.: Boucher de La Richarderie, II, 174-179; Brunet, V, 901; Chadenat, 994; Graesse, VI/2, 180. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A complete set of the three official voyage accounts

      London: Strahan, Cadell and Nicol, 1784. Foxing and offsetting affects the first voyage volumes, occurring sporadically throughout the remainder of the text volumes; a few discrete repairs to the folding maps, overall the atlas volume beautifully preserved.. Together eight volumes, quarto, and a folio atlas; early nineteenth century full calf, spines gilt in panels with red and black morocco labels; atlas volume recently rebound by Aquariusto match; text volumes with armorial bookplates of William Cockburn. A complete set of Cook's voyages. 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. This set is made up as follows:FIRST VOYAGE. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages… for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere… Three volumes, quarto, 51 engraved plates and maps, many folding. London, 1773. First edition, with the "Chart of the Straights of Magellan" and "Description of the Cuts" (often missing in the first edition).SECOND VOYAGE. COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World… Two volumes, quarto, 63 engraved plates and maps. London, 1777. Second edition.THIRD VOYAGE. COOK, James and James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean… Three volumes, quarto, 24 engraved maps and coastal profiles; with separate folio Atlas, containing 2 folding maps with 61 engraved plates with the additional 'Death of Cook' plate. London, 1784. The first edition.

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

      London: W. and A. Strahan, 1784. Bindings of the quarto rubbed and a bit scuffed at extremities but appropriately patinated, some foxing of the title-pages, intermittent light browning and foxing of the atlas plates, binding of the atlas volume very well and skilfully renewed to match with original large roan label retained on front cover; an excellent set.. Three volumes, quarto, and an atlas, folio, with altogether 87 engraved plates and maps (of which 64 appear in the atlas); contemporary half calf and marbled boards, the spines ornately panelled in gilt between raised bands, a fine set. First edition: a superb copy of the official account of Cook's last voyage. This is a particularly clean and handsome set of this great publication, so popular at the time that copies were sometimes literally read to pieces. "A magnificent summation of all the public and private journals, logs, drawings and other observations made during the voyage, and… as important a record of the exploration of the North Pacific as Cook's first two voyages had been for the South Pacific. It is in fact one of the most important English books published in the last quarter of the eighteenth century…" (Forbes).The full story of the voyage, and Cook's eventual murder while revisiting the Hawaiian Islands, was so eagerly awaited by the English public that the entire first edition was sold out within three days, at the then huge price of four pounds fourteen shillings and sixpence, and copies were soon changing hands at up to ten guineas.The official artist on the voyage was John Webber, and his romantic views of the islands of the Pacific which appear as engravings here remain the most evocative portrayals of the islands - helping to create the notion of an island paradise that so affected the European public eagerly reading the voyages of discovery being published in the eighteenth century.

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        Opmuntring til mine Medborgere om Deeltagelse i Canal-Handelen.

      1784 - Kopenhagen, Schultz, 1784. Gestoch. Titel, 89 S. Mit 3 (von 4) gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Interims-Brosch. d. Zt. Die dänische Übersetzung der im selben Jahr erschienenen Schrift "Aufforderung an meine Mitbürger zur Theilnehmung an dem Canal-Handel", mit welcher Georg Bruyn, Bürgermeister von Schleswig und Initiator des neu gebauten Eiderkanals, ebendiesen bewirbt.- Die Tafeln mit "Charte Von der Lage des Canals nebst Profil vom Steigen und Fallen des Wassers in demselben", einer Schleuse (Auf- und Ansicht), sowie einem "Prospect von der Östlichen Mündung" (diese nur zu 2/3 vorhanden). Es fehlt die Karte von Nordosteuropa.- Mehrere schwache Stempel (ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheks-Exemplar) sowie 2 Besitzvermerke von alter Hand auf dem Titel. Fast durchgehend schwacher Feuchtrand in oberer Außenecke.- Einband lädiert (fleckig, berieben und gestempelt, Rücken fehlt fast vollständig).

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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 - 404 u. 386 S., einige Kupferstiche beigebunden, Handschriftliche Anmerkungen am Vorsatzblatt, Name am Titelblatt, Buch in altersbedingt sehr gutem Zustand, Buchseiten weisen allerdings teilw. Wasserflecken auf Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 920 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Silver Royal Society medal, commemorating the life and accomplishments of Captain Cook]

      [London, 1784. Silver circular medal. (1 3/4 inches in diameter). Obverse with a bust profile portrait of Cook in high relief, with legend surround "Oceani Investigator Acerrimvs" [The Most Intrepid Investigator of the Seas], reverse with the personified figure of Fortune in high relief, standing with her left arm leaning on a column, and holding in her right hand a Naval rudder resting on top of a globe, with the legend "Nil Intentatvm Nostri Liquere" [Our Men Have Left Nothing Un-attempted]. A rare silver Royal Society medal commemorating the life and naval service of Captain Cook. The Royal Society issued this commemorative medal in 1784 to coincide with the publication of Cook's Third Voyage. The commissioning, minting and distribution of the medal was personally overseen by Sir Joseph Banks. Fellows of the Society received a bronze medal, with presentation copies in gold (the one presented to Cook's widow is now in the British Museum) and silver medals to subscribers. Recent scholarship has suggested that 22 gold medals were issued, 322 silver [as the present] and 577 bronze. Notably, an image of the medal appears on the title pages of the second edition of Cook's Third Voyage. Betts, American Colonial History illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 553; British Historical Medals, 258; Beddie, 2790.

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        The Practical Navigator, and Seaman's New Daily Assistant. Being A complete System of Practical Navigation, Improved and rendered easy to any common Capacity, The Whole Exemplified in A Journal kept from London to Madeira .

      London; Printed for and sold by B Law (et al). 1784. - 8th edition carefully corrected and greatly enlarged by the Author. 8.5" x 5". xi + [5] + 304pp, illustrated + 2 maps and 2 plates + numerous, un numbered, logarithmic, latitude, lunar/solar tables + [2]pp author advertisements. 4th line of issue reads near Tower-Hill. Name stamp of previous owner on feps and reps. POS, dated 1789, together with navigational question and workings, in same hand, on ffep. Browning to eps and prelims. Good hardback in contemporary full calf with raised bands, but no lettering. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Glacerie, ou l'art de fabriquer les glaces.

      Paris, (1784) pp. 142/222 con quarantasei tavole (37 di cm. 21 x 27 e 9 di 42 x 27) incise in rame raffiguranti fabbriche, laboratori, forni, artigiani ed utensili vari

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        Testacea minuta rariora, nuperrime detecta in arena littoris Sandvicensis, A collection of the minute and rare shells lately discovered in the sand of the sea shore near Sandwich.

      London, (1784), 4? cart. coevo, pp. (8)-25 con 3 tav. incise in rame. Testo bilingue, Prima edizione. Nissen ZB 524.

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        Gesamtansicht mit der Überschwemmung im Jahre 1784 ('Vorstellung des erbärmlichen Zustandes, in welchen 1784 den 28. Februarius die Stadt Cöllen Versetzt worden, als der Eisbruch auf dem Rheinflus geschehen. Bey dieser Schröckens vollen Begebenheit stürzten an mehrern Orten die Stadt Mauren durch die große Gewalt des Wassers ein, welches in die Stadt eindrung und an einigen Gegenden derselben über 6. Schuh anstieg.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, dat. 1784, 31 x 41,5 Seltenes Guckkastenblatt. - Zeigt die Stadt mit dem Rathaus, Gross St. Martin, Klein St. Martin, Augustiner Kloster, St. Maria und der Hochwasserkastrophe am 28.02.1784. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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

      1784 - (4), XXXIX, (1), 884pp., (4), Paris, Samson, 5° éd, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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