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        Aristodemo tragedia dell'abate Vincenzo Monti.

      - Parma, dalla Stamperia Reale, 1786, in-4, leg. coeva in piena pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello in pelle al dorso, pp. [12], 130, [2], l'ultima carta bianca. Antiporta inc. da Francesco Barbazza su disegno di Vicente Mazzoneschi, front. con incisione calcografica. Prima edizione. Esemplare con variante di testo al rigo 6 di c. k3v: "Dell'anime infelici! Alfin Cesira," invece di: "Dell'anime infelici! Alfin Cesira,". Brooks, "Compendiosa bibliografia di edizioni bodoniane" n. 312. Dedicata a D.na Costanza Falconieri Braschi Onesti. Minima traccia di tarlo al margine bianco di poche carte. Un lieve alone marginale a qualche carta. Bell'esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MANUSCRITO, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SOCASTRO SAN PEDRO DE HERBOGO, 1786

      1786 - Santiago de Compostela. 1786-1859. 31X22. 234H+50H en blanco. Control funerario. Manuscrito de difuntos por D. Pedro Antonio Diaz de Castro Cura en Castro de Socastro, San Pedro de Herbogo en la parroquia desde su creación en el siglo XVIII hasta mediados siglo XIX. Contiene algun documento oficial. Raríssima Obra. Ref 4.1 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Beytrag zur neuesten Geschichte des Freymaurerordens in neun Gesprächen mit Erlaubniß meiner Obern herausgegeben.

      Berlin (d. i. Frankfurt, Andreä), 1786. - 5 Bll., 182 S. Hpgt. unter Verwendung eines hebräischen Manuskriptblattes. Knigge 22.01; Wolfstieg 5556; Kloss 500; Beyer 606; Lenning I, 548. - Nicht bei Goedeke. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Knigge gelingt es hier, die verwickelte Geschichte der Freimaurerei im 18. Jahrhundert auf prägnante Art darzustellen. Bei der Erwähnung der Illuminaten nutzt er die Gelegenheit zu einer Selbstdarstellung" (Kat. Wolfenbüttel 199). - Mit mehreren alten Logenstempeln. Wenig fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Geschichte der Stadt und Landschaft Basel, Bde 1-3, 5, 7-8.

      Berlin/Basel, Decker/Schweighauser, 1786-1822.. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder. 6 Bände (von 8; es fehlen Bd. 4 u. Bd. 6), Bd. 3 m. gest. Fontispizportrait, Halbleder d.Zt. mit zwei goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen. Erstausgaben. Sehr gut erhalten, Papier ohne Stockflecken. Keine Einträge, keine Gerüche übler Art.

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        Liber Regis: Vel Thesaurus Rerum Ecclesiasticarum ... with an Appendix, Containing Proper Directions and Precedents Relating to Presentations, Institutions, Inductions, Dispensations, & C. and a Complete Alphabetical Index

      London, Printed For The Author By John Nichols, 1786, Hardback, First EditionBookplate of Charles Smith. An exceptional example in the original [full] aniline calf; professionally and period-sympathetically re-spined. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a red morocco label. ; 1391 pages; With divisional title page on leaf A1r. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog ESTCT142990. Description: viii, xvii, 19-1391 p. 26 x 23 cm. Subjects: Church of England--Finance--Benefices. First published in 1711 as 'Liber valorum et decimarum .. By John Ecton'. "In 1786 John Bacon .. Having changed the title of the book to 'Liber Regis' and made a few additions, published it as entirely his own work.. (DNB) .

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        TRATTATO DELLA PITTURA Nuovamente dato in luce con la vita dell'istesso autore scritta da Rafaelle Du Fresne.

      Bologna, Istituto delle Scienze, 1786. In-4 gr. (mm. 365x235), mz. pelle coeva, filetti e tit. oro su tassello al dorso (restaur.), tagli rossi, pp.num. XXIII,202,(2), ornato da una vignetta al frontesp., 2 testate e 4 grandi finali disegnati ed inc. in rame da Pio Panfilj, con 19 pregevoli tavv. f.t., inc. in rame da Rosaspina. Il vol. contiene anche "I tre Libri della Pittura, ed il Trattato della Statua di Leon Battista Alberti", con la Vita del medesimo descritta da Rafaelle Du Fresne. Cfr. Brunet,V,1258: "Deux réimpressions textuelles de l'edition originale (Parigi, 1651).. de cet excellent traité.. ont été donées depuis, l'une à Naples, chez Fr. Riccardo en 1733; l'autre à Bologne en 1786" - Cicognara,232 per la I ediz: ?"la più ampia che fosse fatta di questo trattato, il più prezioso che abbiano le arti del disegno?" - Comolli,III, p. 189: ?"Il Trattato della pittura di quest?'uomo singolare, può dirsi il capo d?'opera delle scuole pittoriche?". Lieve alone margin. sulle prime 10 cc. e qualche lieviss. fiorit., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        HISTORIE D'HERODOTE TRADUITE DU GREC Avec des Remarques Historiques & critiques,<BR>un Essai sur la Chronologie d'Herodote, & une table geographique

      PARIS: CHEZ MUSIER LIBRAIRE, 1786. In 8. Dim. 20,5x13,5 cm. Pp. LXXXIV+512+4 (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+522, 4 (n.n.)+499, 4 (n.n.)+442+ (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+508+1 (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+600, 4 (n.n.)+572. Bella opera completa in sette volumi del 1786, la nota opera dello storico greco antico Erodoto (484 a.c.-425 a.c.). Erodoto è famoso per aver descritto paesi e persone da lui conosciuti in numerosi viaggi. Nella sua opera "Storie" cerca di individuare le cause che hanno portato alla guerra fra le poleis unite della Grecia e l'impero persiano. Per questo motivo egli è ritenuto il "padre della storia". L'opera è divisa in nove libri: i primi quattro sono suddivisi in: introduzione, mitologia, logos lidico, logos egizio, logos scitico, logos libico; gli ultimi quattro sono dedicati alle guerre persiane. Nel primo tomo dell'opera la vita d'Erodoto, poi la traduzione francese dal testo greco delle "Storie" a cura di Larcher. Nell'ultimo tomo la tavola geografica ed indice Belle vignette all'interno. Bella legatura in piena pelle con ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso. In buone condizioni. Copertina in pelle a cinque nervi con ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e parti mancanti ai margini, piatti e dorso; segni di tarlo. Legatura in ottime condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture, qualche brunitura. Lieve gora d'umidità al margine di piegatura del primo tomo fino a pag. LXXX; nel tomo IV all'angolo superiore destro all'occhietto e frontespizio, da pag. 33 a 88, da pag. 113 a 146, da pag. 165 a 224. Piccolo segno di tarlo al margine superiore di pag. 572 senza perdita di testo. Beautiful complete work in seven volumes of 1786, the famous work by the ancient greek historian Herodote (484 a.c.-425 a.c.).Herodote is famosu because he describes countries and people he knew in different voyages.In his work "Histories" tries to find the causes that get poleis of Greece and Persian Empire to the war. For this reason he is also considered the "father of history". The work is divided into nine books: the first four are divided into: introduction, mithology, logos lidico, logos egyptian, logos scitico, logos libico; the last four are dedicated to persian wars. In the first tome there is the life of Herodote, then the french tranlsation from the greek text of the work by Larcher. In the last tome the geographical chart and index. Beautiful vignettes inside. Beautiful full leather cover with rich golden decorations in the spine. In good conditions. Full leather cover with five nerfs and rich golden decorations in the spine in good general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges, plates and spine. Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings, some yellowings. Slight humidity stain in the folding edge until pag. LXXX in the first tome; in the IV tome in the upper right corner in the first title page and title page, from pag. 33 until 88, from pag. 113 until 146, from pag. 165 until 224. Little worming in the upper edge of pag. 572 of the last tome with no loss of text.

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        DE SECRETARIIS BASILICAE VATICANAE VETERIS, AC NOVAE LIBRI II

      Romae, EX Offic. Salvioniana ad Lyceum SapientiaE, 1786. In-4 p. (mm. 287x210), primi 3 (su 4) voll., p. pergam. coeva, tagli rossi, 4 frontesp. (di cui 1 generale) con belle vignette inc., pp. XXII,(2),1616 (numeraz. continua), illustrati da: 1 tav., più volte ripieg., che raffig. la statua di Pio VI cui è dedicata l'opera; alc. figg. e 2 tavv. nel t.; 12 tavv. architettoniche (ripieg.) f.t., tutte inc. in rame. Nell'opera: ?"Praemittitur Syntagma de secretariis ethnicorum, ac veterum Christianorum apud Graecos, et Latinos. Accedunt disquisitiones: I. De Cellis Gregorianis. II. De Bibliotheca Basilicae Vaticanae. III. De Circo Caii et Neronis. IIII. De aedibius rotundis S. Petronillae, et D.N. Mariae Febribugiae. V. De monasteriis Vaticanis, et Lateranensibus. Sequitur Sylloge veterum monumentorum". Cfr. Diz. Biografico degli Italiani,XVII, p. 738: ".. oltre alla preistoria e alla storia dell'istituzione, si susseguono descriz. di chiese, di monumenti, di singoli cimeli, edizioni di epigrafi e di documenti. Il IV vol. è dedicato all'edizione delle iscrizioni vaticane, anche moderne" - Brunet,I,1530: "Ouvrage le plus considérable de son savant auteur" - Lozzi,II, 4219 (in Nota) - Choix de Olschki,XI,16616. Tre frontesp. restaur. per manc. del solo margine bianco inf. (mm. 57), qualche fiorit. o arross. interc. nel t., ma complessivam. esempl. su carta forte, ben conservato.

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        Beschreibung einer ungemein großen Elektrisier-Maschiene und der damit inm Teylerschen Museum angestellten Versuche. Aus dem Holländischen übersetzt.

      . Leipzig, Schwickertsch, 1786-1788, 4°, (2), VIII pp., pp.(3-)42, (2); VIII, 72, 4 pp., mit 17 tlw. mehrf. gefalt. und kolor. Kupfertafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern; frisches und feines Exemplar.. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe, ohne die zweite Fortsetzung, die erst 10 Jahre später, 1798 erschien. - "Contains some of the earliest experiments of the action of electric discharge on gases and of the electric melting of metal" (Wheeler). "The authors large electricity machine was made for him by John Cuthbertson of Amsterdam. From his experiments with it he concluded that Franklin was correct in his theory of a single electric fluid" (Honeyman). - Poggendorff, II, 69. - Vgl. DSB IX, 152; Wheeler Gift 532; Landwehr, Dutch books 124; Honeyman 2166 (niederl. Ausg.). - De Bruijn, Nr. 10 b, 11 b

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        The History of the Union Between England and Scotland, With a Collection of Original Papers Relating Thereto by Daniel Defoe . With an Introduction in Which the Consequences and Probability of a Like Union Between This Country and Ireland Are Considered. To Which Is Prefixed a Life of Daniel Defoe by George Chalmers. Bound with An Essay containing A Few Strictures on the Union of Scotland with England and on the Present Situation of Ireland being an introduction to De Foe's History of the Union

      John Stockdale, London, 1786. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Size: Quarto (approx A4). .. Engraved frontis portrait of De Foe, title page i-xxiv (Life of Defoe) -xxxii (dedication) 781 pages (including detailed index). Title page to De Lolme's essay, 95 pages. (This title page dated 1787) Slight toning to paper else contents clean and sound. Contemporary full calf binding recently rebacked text block reset with new end papers. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Britain/UK; 18th century; Inventory No: 15845..

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        Voyages dans l'Amérique septentrionale dans les années 1780, 1781 & 1782.

      - Paris, Prault, 1786.2 volumes. Contemporary marbled calf, spines richly gilt (extremities damaged). With 2 engraved maps and 3 folding plates (stained). 390; 372,(2) pp.* First complete and authorized edition; first unauthorized edition published in Cassell in 1785. The author's observations cover a wide range of topics concerning the geography, society, and history of the emerging United States, and include many references to events of the American Revolution' (James Ford Bell Library p.84). He travelled through the States of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, giving with great detail the incidents and impresssions of colonial life. 'In its completed form constitutes the first trustworthy record of life in the United States' (Howes). - (Some staining). Sabin 12227; Howes C324; Cox II, p.159; Leclerc I, 325 (incomplete copy); Boucher de la Richarderie VI, p.61. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        Geographie für Kinder. 3 Bände

      . Verschiedene Auflagen. Dieterich, Göttingen, 1786-1791. XXIV, 604, XII; 354; VIII, 424 Seiten, original Halbleder/Halbfranzbände mit je zwei goldgepr. Rückenschildchen (es fehlt jeweils ein Vorsatzblatt/teilweise etwas stockfleckig/leicht berieben und bestoßen). - sonst ordentlich. In dieser Vollständigkeit selten - Vgl. Wegehaupt 1722 ff. kennt nur den ersten Band in verschiedenen Auflagen. LKJ III 120 ff. Teil I in 5. Aufl., Teile II und III in frühen Auflagen, von Christan Carl Andre nach dem Tod des Verfassers zu Ende geführt bzw. verfaßt. "Raff schrieb seine naturkundlichen, geschichtlichen und geographischen Lese- und Lehrbücher fast ausschließlich in dialogischer Form. Für die Zusammenstellung dieses Werkes zog er die Schriften von Geographen, Biologen, Astronomen und Weltreisenden heran, wie beispielsweise Anton Friedrich Büsching, Carsten Niebuhr, Christian Konrad Sprengel, Klaus Römer, Georg Forster und James Cook" (LKJ). Teil I behandelt Europa, Teil II Asien und Afrika, Teil III Amerika und Australien. Teil II und III mit einem chronologischen Register der vorkommenden historischen Merkwürdigkeiten -

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        Presqu' Isle des Indes Orientales.

      Paris 1786 - uncommon map of the India and of Sri Lanka. There are many place names noted including Calcutta (Calichut), Goa, and Cananor. The decorative cartouches for the title located at upper left, Size : 500x645 (mm), 19.625x25.375 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Excellent, some minor browning on the upper left margin not affecting the map.

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        A Catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased, which will be sold by auction by Mr Skinner and Co , on Monday the 24th of April, 1786 and the thirty-seven following days

      London: Skinner and Co., 1786. Quarto, pp. viii, 3-194 (complete thus) with engraved frontispiece not present in all copies, also with 6 pp. supplementary catalogue of cameos and precious stones loosely inserted, completely annotated throughout in manuscript; recent gilt decorated by Aquarius. An almost completely annotated copy: apparently the auctioneer's retained catalogue, with the rare supplement. A superbly annotated copy of this rare and important auction catalogue, with many natural history lots that had been originally gathered by Cook in the Pacific. This is the most annotated copy of the catalogue known to have been offered for sale, and includes the names of the purchasers of many lots not known from the printed record of the sale. In fact, the internal evidence of the annotations strongly suggests that this is the auctioneer's retained copy, as it includes occasional notice of items being returned after the sale (see, for example, p. 21). This copy is further enhanced by the inclusion of the exceptionally rare supplement, only recorded in a handful of known copies.The catalogue is a testament to the remarkable Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, second Duchess of Portland. Patron of Captain Cook, friend of Rousseau and Reynolds, colleague of Daniel Solander, bluestocking and philanthropist, she made her home, Bulstrode House in Buckinghamshire (or "The Hive" as it was known in court circles), a place of great activity and home to her private museum, which was 'considered the finest in England and rivalled the best in Europe' (S. Peter Dance, A History of Shell Collecting, p. 73). The collection is of particular interest for its many hundreds of natural history lots, including an enormous and important collection of shells. Many of the specimens had been collected from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific during Cook's first voyage, and were presented by Banks and Solander in person, when they visited the Duchess in 1771.As the introduction attests, it was the Duchess of Portland's 'intention to have had every unknown species in the three kingdoms of nature described and published to the world', but this hope was thwarted by the death of her secretary Daniel Solander in 1783, and her own two years later. Her children were uninterested in the collection and it was sold to finance her son's political career and pay her creditors. The auction was held from 24 April to 3 July 1786 and included over 4000 lots. The catalogue was drawn up by her chaplain and (long-time) librarian the Reverend John Lightfoot. It was 'an impressive publication and was to become of lasting importance, once it was realized that it utilised valid binomial nomenclature to denote most of the zoological specimens that many scientifically correct names were first published therein. Another unusual feature of the catalogue is the frequent appearance of locality information in the description of lots' (J.M. Chalmers-Hunt, Natural History Auctions 1700-1972, p. 46).Although all copies of this work are rare, this example is particularly significant as it clearly belonged to someone who attended every day of the sale and recorded the sale of every lot - a Herculean task in itself. As such, this copy gives a rare opportunity to follow the dispersal of the Portland Museum. Moreover, comparison of this copy with both another marked copy and the extremely rare published list, A marked catalogue containing the lots, what each respectively sold for, and the names of the purchasers of the... Portland Museum (1786), has proved that there are significant discrepancies between all three. These differences are too manifold to be enumerated, but suffice to note that this copy does supply the names of the buyers of many lots which are not known from the printed list. The buyers were a who's-who of contemporary collectors, with great names including George Humphrey (the great shell dealer and Pacific expert, who bought widely in the sale), Forster (given the date, this would almost certainly have been Johann, rather than his son George), and John Francillon (a collector who is known to have also collected First Fleet and NSW items).This copy, numbered "37" in manuscript on the title-page, also includes the engraved frontispiece which is missing in many copies. Loosely inserted but annotated in the same hand is the 6-page supplement A Catalogue of a very valuable collection of Cameos, Intaglios, and Precious Stones, and other Curiosities' being part of a late much celebrated Cabinet, many out of the Arundel collection... lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased.

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        A Catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased, which will be sold by auction by Mr. Skinner and Co., on Monday the 24th of April, 1786 and the thirty-seven following days

      Skinner and Co., London 1786 - Quarto, pp. viii, 3-194 (complete thus) with engraved frontispiece not present in all copies, also with 6 pp. supplementary catalogue of cameos and precious stones loosely inserted, completely annotated throughout in manuscript; recent gilt decorated by Aquarius. An almost completely annotated copy: apparently the auctioneer's retained catalogue, with the rare supplement. A superbly annotated copy of this rare and important auction catalogue, with many natural history lots that had been originally gathered by Cook in the Pacific. This is the most annotated copy of the catalogue known to have been offered for sale, and includes the names of the purchasers of many lots not known from the printed record of the sale. In fact, the internal evidence of the annotations strongly suggests that this is the auctioneer's retained copy, as it includes occasional notice of items being returned after the sale (see, for example, p. 21). This copy is further enhanced by the inclusion of the exceptionally rare supplement, only recorded in a handful of known copies.The catalogue is a testament to the remarkable Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, second Duchess of Portland. Patron of Captain Cook, friend of Rousseau and Reynolds, colleague of Daniel Solander, bluestocking and philanthropist, she made her home, Bulstrode House in Buckinghamshire (or "The Hive" as it was known in court circles), a place of great activity and home to her private museum, which was 'considered the finest in England and rivalled the best in Europe' (S. Peter Dance, A History of Shell Collecting, p. 73). The collection is of particular interest for its many hundreds of natural history lots, including an enormous and important collection of shells. Many of the specimens had been collected from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific during Cook's first voyage, and were presented by Banks and Solander in person, when they visited the Duchess in 1771.As the introduction attests, it was the Duchess of Portland's 'intention to have had every unknown species in the three kingdoms of nature described and published to the world', but this hope was thwarted by the death of her secretary Daniel Solander in 1783, and her own two years later. Her children were uninterested in the collection and it was sold to finance her son's political career and pay her creditors. The auction was held from 24 April to 3 July 1786 and included over 4000 lots. The catalogue was drawn up by her chaplain and (long-time) librarian the Reverend John Lightfoot. It was 'an impressive publication and was to become of lasting importance, once it was realized that it utilised valid binomial nomenclature to denote most of the zoological specimens that many scientifically correct names were first published therein. Another unusual feature of the catalogue is the frequent appearance of locality information in the description of lots' (J.M. Chalmers-Hunt, Natural History Auctions 1700-1972, p. 46).Although all copies of this work are rare, this example is particularly significant as it clearly belonged to someone who attended every day of the sale and recorded the sale of every lot - a Herculean task in itself. As such, this copy gives a rare opportunity to follow the dispersal of the Portland Museum. Moreover, comparison of this copy with both another marked copy and the extremely rare published list, A marked catalogue containing the lots, what each respectively sold for, and the names of the purchasers of the? Portland Museum (1786), has proved that there are significant discrepancies between all three. These differences are too manifold to be enumerated, but suffice to note that this copy does supply the names of the buyers of many lots which are not known from the printed list. The buyers were a who's-who of contemporary collectors, with great names including George Humphrey (the great shell dealer and Pacific expert, who bought widely in the sale), Forster (given the date, this would almost certainly have been J [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Statutes Concerning the Incorporation, Trade, and Commerce of the East India Company : And the Government of the British Possessions in India, with the Statutes of Piracy

      London Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1786-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Folio. Contemporary 1/4 leather over marbled boards. Restored binding. ([8],8,iv, [4],84,81-84,85-400;49, [17];[2], lix, [1] p.) Generally, clean, unmarked pages. Collated. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 13147. ESTC T145242. The Regulating Act. Contains English charters and grants concerning India. The statutes start with Henry VIII. A few notable sections include grant to the East India company concerning "plunder and booty" taken from India and Bengal. The collected statutes represent the confluence of British economic and imperial interests and provide one aspect of the legal development of British India.

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        An Inquiry Into The Original State And Formation Of The Earth; Deduced From Facts And The Laws Of Nature

      W. Bent, London 1786 - 283 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Seven copper-engraved fold-out plates, and engraved frontispiece. John Whitehurst of Derby, a clock maker, engineer and scientist made clocks for Matthew Bolton. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1779. He contributed to the evolution of geology as a major science. Benjamin Franklin, Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgewood were collaborators in geological investigation, and he sent Franklin an outline of this work, propounding a theory to enable geologists to predict which rocks might exist beneath those close to the surface, including detailed section diagrams through the strata in Derbyshire as part of his evidence. Whitehurst was the eldest member of The Lunar Society and introduced Joseph Wright of Derby to the Lunar circle. Preliminary leaves, title page and first few text pages foxed, balance of text predominately clean with marginal foxing of last leaves, extremities and corners worn, binding firm and tight. Contemporary boards rebacked, printed paper spine label. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dizionario storico delle vite di tutti i monarchi Ottomani.Rome, Luigi Vescovi, Filippo Neri, 1786. 4to. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      Atabey 2; ICCU UBOE 028414; not in Blackmer. First edition of an alphabetical dictionary of the Ottoman Empire, in Italian, with entries for the biographies of the Emperors, other prominent people, accounts of the cities and other topographic entities, the Quran (under "Alcorano"), architectural terms, religions and many other subjects. The entries are quite detailed, many covering several pages. With a library stamp at the foot of the title-page. With a faint water stain at the head of the first few leaves, not reaching the text, and occasional minor foxing, but otherwise in very good condition and with generous margins. The binding with a small torn hole and several small worm holes in the spine, but still good.

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        Sophoclis Tragoediae Septem ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem...Ex Editione Rich. Franc. Phil. Brunck [Fore Edge Paintings]

      Strassburg: Joannis Georgii Treuttel, 1786. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Four tall (9.5") octavo volumes in full red morocco, gilt, spines a little rubbed, hinges dry, but bindings sound and attractive. Scattered foxing to the text, but a nice wide margined edition of Brunck&#39;s Sophocles in Greek with Latin notes. Each volume with a beautifully executed fore edge painting of a Greek landmark, volume I - The Acropolis, II - Greek Theater of Segesta, III - The Temple of Zeus, IV - The Parthenon. Each volume housed in a custom red cloth slipcase, each with light wear. Size: Octavo (8vo). 4-volume set (complete). Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Theatre & Plays; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044333.

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        Dictionary of the English Language:

      London - Harrison and Co, 1786 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Folio edition bound in calf. This is the Harrison edition, the first one-volumeedition of Johnson's dictionary. Needs a rebind (maybe a 200 cost, but obviously very well worth if for this book)This edition includes advertisement leaf, The Life of Dr Samuel Johnson, Editor's Preface, The Plan of a Dictionary, Johnson's Preface, The History of the English Language, The Dictionary and a supplement of additional words. It is missing the frontispiece. Dictionary of the English Language, one of the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language, was prepared by Samuel Johnson and published on 15 April 1755. The dictionary responded to a widely felt need for stability in the language. Calls and proposals for a new dictionary had been made for decades before a group of London booksellers (including Robert Dodsley and Thomas Longman) contracted Johnson in June, 1746 to prepare the work for the sum of 1500 Guineas (1575). Though he expected to be finished in three years, it took Johnson nearly nine years to complete. Remarkably, he did so singlehandedly, with only clerical assistance to copy out the illustrative quotations that he had marked in books. Johnson also prepared several revised editions. Condition: Would benefit from a binder's attention. Both boards are detached. The binding of the text block is generally firm, although the first ten pages are detached but present (save for the frontis, which is missing). There is some wear to the extremities including some considerable bumping and some rubbing to the boards. Part of the spine is missing (as shown in photo). Internally, the pages are generally bright with some staining to the lower margin of the pages and some creasing. Overall the condition of this volume is fair due to the binding but good internally. commands upto 3000..

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        LA METEOROLOGIA APLICADA A LA AGRICULTURA

      - La Meteorología aplicada a la Agricultura. Memoria premiada por la Sociedad Real de las Ciencias de Montpellier; . Traducida e ilustrada con varias notas por el capitán Don Vicente Alcalá-Galiano.- Segovia, En la Imprenta Antonio Espinosa, 1786; en 4º menor pergamino a la romana moderno con tejuelos, XX-180 pp. - 45 pp. 12 estados plegados con calendario meteorológico. Palau nº 332756.

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        Histoire de Gouberdom Nouvelle Edition (Neuauflage) Premiere Partie (erster Teil)

      Frankreich St. Pere, 1786.. 1. Band / Teil 123 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe, Ledereinband. Originally published in 1741 with the title Histoire de Dom B..., portier des Chartreux, this is one of the classic works of erotica of the eighteenth century. Dieses Exemplar ist auf französisch geschrieben, Neuauflage des Originals von 1741 Seiten und Seitenschnitt entsprechend dem Alter nachgedunkelt, Seiten teilweise schlecht geschnitten, Ledereinband dem Alter entsprechend berieben, Ecken auf ca. 0,5 cm angestoßen, Bindung der ersten 2 Seiten leicht gelockert, für das Alter des Buches ges. sehr guter Zustand, einige Abb. enthalten, erste 2 Seiten leicht angeschmutzt. Maße 23 cm x 14 cm

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        Naamregister van alle de Heeren Leden der Regeering in de Vereenigde Provincien met derzelver Gedeputeerden in de Generaliteits Collegien. Als mede de Heeren Leden der Regeering des Landschaps Drenthe, En de Steden onder het Resort van de Generaliteit. Voor den Jaare 1786. WAARBIJ: Naamregister der Leeden, Steeden, en Regeering derzelve, Uyt welke de Vergaderinge van Hun Edele Groot Mogende de Heeren Staten van Holland en West-Vriesland bestaat, In welke te vinden zyn, die Sessie hebben in de Respective Hooge Collegien, als mede de beide Hoven van Justitie, en die van de Kamer der Rekeninge der Domeinen, met derzelver Suppoosten. Voor den Jare 1786. WAARBIJ: Naamen van de Regeeringe der zes stemmende Steden van Zeeland, Uitmaakende de Staaten van Zeeland, benevens de Collegien van Gecommitteerde Raaden, ter Admiraliteit, in de Rekenkamer, den Raad van Vlaanderen, enz. WAARBIJ: Naamregister van de Ed. Mog. Heeren Gecommitteerde Raden in de Collegien ter Admiraliteit, als mede de E.E. Heeren Bewindhebberen va de Oost- en West-Indische Compagnie, In alle de Steden der Provincien van Holland, Zeeland, Vriesland, enz. Nevens de Bedienden der zelve. WAARBIJ: Naam-Boekje van de Wel Ed. Heeren der Hooge Indiasche Regeeringe, Gequalificeerde Persoonen, enz. op Batavia. Mitsgaders de Respective Gouverneurs, Directeurs, Commandeurs en Opperhoofden op de Buiten Coptoiren van Nederl. India, zoo als dezelve in wezen zyn bevonden in 1785. Als meede alle de Gouverneurs Generaal, zedert het Jaar 1610. Nevens de hooge en mindere Collegien en Bediendens op de Buiten Comptoiren van Nederlands India. WAARBIJ: Naam-Lyst van de Wel Edele Heeren der Regeeringe en Gequalificeerde Persoonen, enz. Op 't Eyland Curacao. Nevens de Respective Edele Agtbaare Gouverneurs Raaden, Commissaris, Fiscaal, Secretaris, Officieren, en andere Heeren die in 't Land en op de Forten haare Bedieningen hebben. WAARBIJ: Beknopte Genealogie der Voornaamste Potentaten in Europa. Volgens 't Alphabeth opgestelt door den Heere Johan Hubner.

      Amsterdam, Petrus Schouten, en Reinier Ottens 1786. 7 werken in 1 band, 48, 107, 192, 92, 156, 22, 48 p. Origineel Perkament met overslag, 12°.

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        Vie de Turgot

      Londres (Paris) 1786 - Londres (Paris), 1786. One volume in 8vo; pp. (6), 246; bound in contemp. full mottled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with contrasting gilt lettering-piece, marbled endpapers, spine at head and tail skilfully repaired, engraved armorial ex libris on front cover paste-down, inside clean and crisp, a good copy. One of four issues from the year of the first edition. Together with Dupont de Nemours' biography published in 1782, this is the chief contemporary account of the great statesman, economist and friend of the physiocrats. In a footnote on page 130-136 Condorcet expresses Turgot's fiscal theories in mathematical terms, which makes him one of the pioneers of mathematical economics. Barbier IV, 1015. It seems to be "issue B" as described by A.Gerits in Harvard Library Bulletin 1992-93, vol. III, no. 4, page 35. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeines Taschenbuch oder Abriss der merkwürdigsten neuen Welt-Begebenheiten enthaltend für 1786 die Geschichte der wichtigsten Staats-und Handelsveränderungen von Ostindien.

      1786 1786 - Berlin: Haude & Spener 1786. With 1 coloured folding map of India (24,5 x 23,5 cm), 12 engr. plates (2 coloured) & 2 portraits. 12mo. 272 pp. Contp. paperbinding with signs of use.

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        Historia panegírica de la aparición, y milagros de María SSma. del Tremedal, venerada en un monte del lugar de Orihuela del Obispado de Albarracín.

      - Valencia, Joseph Estevan y Cervera, 1786, 21 x 14?5 cm., p.e., lámina grabada ? 12 h. ? 352 págs. ARAGÓN TERUEL

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        An Oration, Delivered before the American Philosophical Society, Held in Philadelphia on the 27th of February, 1786; containing an Enquiry into the Influence of Physical Causes upon the Moral Faculty. The second edition.

      Philadelphia printed: London reprinted; for C. Dilly 1786 - a few spots here and there, pp. [viii], 71, 8vo, modern boards, good Dedicated to Franklin. &#145;It is perhaps only because the disorders of the moral faculty, have not been traced to a connection with physical causes, that medical writers have neglected to give them a place in their systems of nosology.&#146; The Physical Causes include Climate, Diet, Certain Drinks, Extreme Hunger, Idleness, Bodily Pain, Cleanliness, Solitude, &c. (ESTC T4095, BL (bis) and the University of Wales only in the UK)

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        Sketches of the History of the Austrian Netherlands: With Remarks on the Constitution, Commerce, Arts, and General State of these Provinces

      London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson..., 1786. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. [viII], 310, including half-title, contemporary calf, gilt spine, morocco label; some very slight wear to binding, but a very good copy. Inscribed "From the Author" at the top of the title-page. With the bookplate of the Dunnichen Library on the front paste-down end-paper. Shaw sings the praises of the Emperor Joseph the Second, but his useful and often perceptive work ends with this observation: "general tranquillity is now established in Europe, and gives leisure to Princes to bend their whole care to the government of their dominions. What an accession to the happiness of mankind, if philosophy, which has made such progress in this age, could engage Sovereigns to maintain this happy tranquillity, and to seek their chief glory in the improvement and just regulation of the States that are committed to their charge!" The work was translated into French in 1788. ESTC T105639 locates seven copies in British libraries (L, Csj, O, Owo, SAN, SHp) and eight copies (CSmH, CU-SB, ICN, ICU, KU-S, MSaE, NNUT, PPL) in United States libraries. There is also a copy at GOT.

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        Mappa geographica Scelestinæ, eller Stora Skälms-landets geographiska beskrifning.

      Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1786. 8:o. 56,1-336,335-37 s. Litet träsnitt på s. 49 i andra pagineringsföljden. Samtida ngt nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsmakad guldornering och ljus titeletikett i glättad papp samt stänkta snitt. Sprickor i pärmarnas ytterfalsar. Delvis lagerfläckig inlaga. Bortskrapad anteckning på titelbladet och 1800-noteringen "Sturzenbecker". Med Elof Förbergs exlibris. Saknar kartan!. Lundwall Illustrerad bibliografi över science fiction & fantasy s. 226. Med en versifierad "Dedication. Til den swenske studerande ungdomen". Tidig svensk fantasy, Sarah Ljungquist förtecknar den som den sjunde svenska utopin i "Den litterära utopin och dystopin i Sverige". Kartan - som saknas här - graverades av J. L. Caton 1788 och verket finns upptaget i trycklistan först 1789, men med all sannolikhet trycktes texten 1786. Carl Nyrén (1726-89) var kontraktsprost i Kuddby, medarbetare till Jonas Alströmer och översättare. Föreliggande arbete fann ingen nåd hos Hammarsköld: "Det skall vara en imitation af Gullivers och Klims diktade resor, men är utfördt utan phantasi och qvickhet. Uppfinningen är platt, satiren ytlig, utförandet rått och obehagligt". Fredrik Böök var om möjligt än mer negativ i sitt omdöme när han kallade romanen "den tråkigaste bok som finnes i den svenska vitterheten". Sarah Ljungquist ser den däremot som ett mycket intressant exempel på en tidig svensk utopi som "visar prov på ett betydligt mer avancerat och nydanande förhållningssätt till genren än någon av sina inhemska föregångare" och att Nyrén baserar "stora delar av sin utopi på ett emblematisk uttryckssätt med rötter i 1600-talets barockestetik". Arbetet bygger delvis på en tysk utopi från mitten av 1600-talet, "Erklärung der Wunder-seltzamen Land-Charten Utopiae"

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        Grundriß der Seelen-Lehre

      Lemgo, Meyer 1786. 18 cm. 18 cm. (44), 200 Seiten mit Titelvignette, Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Adickes 240 - Weißbrodt 108 - Ziegenfuss II, 143 - Erstausgabe. Frühes Handbuch der Psychologie in 4 Teilen über Gehirn und Nerven, Seelenkräfte, Sprache, Wahrheit und Irrtum. Meiners (1747 - 1810), entschiedener Gegner Kants, übt in der Vorrede scharfe Kritik an der "Critik der reinen Vernunft", unter anderem an seiner "Dunkelheit seiner Sprache" und Vergnügen an "transcendentischen Speculationen". Vorgebunden: Meiners, Christoph: Beschreibung alter Denkmäler in allen Theilen der Erde, deren Urheber und Errichtung unbekannt, oder ungewiß sind. Nürnberg, Felsecker 1786. 18 cm. 126 Seiten - Beschreibung "merkwürdiger, aber namenloser Denkmäler für Liebhaber und Forscher des Alterthums" (Vorrede) von Amerika, Afrika, Vorderasien, Indien, Ceylon, Mongolei, Sibirien, etc. Zeitgenöss. Namenszug auf Titel -

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        New Testament - Novum Testamentum in Greek Language

      Rivington, Longman & Cadell, London, England, 1786, Leather Bound, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionInitial of IW in Gold on front of book. Worn around the edges from normal wear for a 230 year old book. Binding still very good. No repairs done. Previous owner name and notations on first 2 blanl pages - dated 1792. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Religion, Theology; Rare & Collectible::Rare & Collectible; Foreign Language::Greek; Religion & Theology; Religion, Theology::Bible. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 122459.

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        Atlas elementar. Método nuevo, breve, fácil y demostrativo para aprender la Geografía por sí mismo, o enseñarla aun a los niños. Con XXII mapas iluminados. Un tratado adjunto de la esfera, y las láminas correspondientes, en el que se explican claramente los movimientos de los Astros, los Systemas antiguos y modernos del Universo, el uso de los Globos y las medidas Geográficas

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Pantaleón Aznar, 1786 - 8º mayor, [10]+222+[1]+44+[2] p, pergamino rotulado en lomo, aparentemente reutilizado, fatigado. Deterioros en guardas, puntas dobladas, leves manchas esporádicas. Algo fatigado, pero completo y en buen estado. 24 grabados calcográficos plegados e iluminados, en su mayoría mapas, junto con esferas, sistemas planetarios, etc. El Tratado de la Esfera presenta portada y paginación propias, aunque con el mismo pie de imprenta. Astronomía

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        Land deed / indenture May 7, 1786 for two lots of land in Pittsburgh PA

      Pittsburgh. 1786. Paperback. Good. Original vellum land deed or indenture, dated 1786, documenting the sale of lots 153 and 177 according to Wood&#39;s Plan of Pittsburgh (1784) to Dr. John Morgan of Philadelphia; lots 153 and 177 were both near the Point, on Water Street, fronting the Monongahela River, and probably where Point State Park is now. Measures 14.3 x 8 inches, vellum, with signatures of John Penn, John Penn, Jr., other clerical, witnessing and legal signatures of Peter Miller, Jean Louis Patey, John Slandley, John Spooner, et al.: very good with expected folds. Penn signatures clear. John Penn and his son owned the land; Colonel George Woods was commissioned in 1784 to lay out a plan of the city of Pittsburgh and John Woods, his son, did the drafting of the map; all early deeds to land in Pittsburgh reference Col. Woods&#39; Plan and its lot numbers. From the very earliest history of Pittsburgh as a town; all the land of Pittsburgh was owned by the Penns, who sold off the lots. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough in 1771 and became a possession of Pennsylvania in 1785.

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        Land deed / indenture July 20, 1786 for lot of land in Pittsburgh PA

      Pittsburgh. 1786. Paperback. Good. Original vellum land deed or indenture, dated 1786, documenting the sale of lot 446 according to Wood&#39;s Plan of Pittsburgh (1784) to John McCulloh; lot 446 is a triangular lot located at the corner of 6th St. and Liberty and is still a triangular lot 230 years later, the site of the Wood St. Gallery. Measures 10.75 x 10 inches, vellum, with signatures of John Penn, John Penn, Jr., other clerical, witnessing and legal signatures of Peter Miller, Jean Louis Patey, Richard Miler, John Spooner, et al.: very good with expected folds. Penn signatures clear. John Penn and his son owned the land; Colonel George Woods was commissioned in 1784 to lay out a plan of the city of Pittsburgh and John Woods, his son, did the drafting of the map; all early deeds to land in Pittsburgh reference Col. Woods&#39; Plan and its lot numbers. From the very earliest history of Pittsburgh as a town; all the land of Pittsburgh was owned by the Penns, who sold off the lots. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough in 1771 and became a possession of Pennsylvania in 1785.

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        Land deed / indenture June 3, 1786 for lot of land in Pittsburgh PA

      Pittsburgh. 1786. Paperback. Good. Original vellum land deed or indenture, dated 1786, documenting the sale of lot 284 according to Wood&#39;s Plan of Pittsburgh (1784) to John Mrie; lot 284 is located near Second Avenue and Wood St.; John Marie ran a tavern there that was popular with bigwigs and politicos Measures 116 x 5 inches, vellum, with signatures of John Penn, John Penn, Jr., other clerical, witnessing and legal signature. Condition good plus with some soil and creases. Penn signatures clear. John Penn and his son owned the land; Colonel George Woods was commissioned in 1784 to lay out a plan of the city of Pittsburgh and John Woods, his son, did the drafting of the map; all early deeds to land in Pittsburgh reference Col. Woods&#39; Plan and its lot numbers. From the very earliest history of Pittsburgh as a town; all the land of Pittsburgh was owned by the Penns, who sold off the lots. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough in 1771 and became a possession of Pennsylvania in 1785.

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        La Gierosalemme libberata de lo sio Torquato Tasso votata a llengua napoletana da Grabiele Fasano

      Napoli: Giuseppe Maria Porcelli, 1786. Prima edizione (First Edition). ril pergamena coeva, con titolo impresso al dorso (vellum). Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Pagine con lievi fioriture, dorsi segnati con matita azzurra e piccola etichetta, pergamena in buono stato (Some light yellowing)

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        A lecture, containing plain descriptions of the situation of the large blood-vessels of the extremities; the instrument called tourniquet; .

      - London: Printed, by J.W. Galabin, For C. Dilly, in the Poultry. M.DCC.LXXXVI. (1786), Kl.8°, 7, (2), 9-31, (1) pp., 1 folded engraved plate, half cloth binding from the seventies; beside a stamp on page 31 a fine and clean copy. Rare, first public edition of "A Lecture, containing plain descriptions of the situation of the large blood-vessels of the extremities; the instrument called tourniquet; and the methods of making effectual pressure on the arteries in cases of dangerous effusions of blood from wounds, &c. Delivered to the scholars of the maritime school, at Chelsea; First printed for their Use; And now published for general Benefit: By William Blizard, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; Surgeon of the London Hospital; and the Honourable Artillery-Company; And Lecturer in Anatomy and Surgery. - Prodesse quàm conspici." - - Fame in the fullest measure came to Sir William Blizard (1743-1835), he was Founder and First President of the Hunterian Society, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of London (later to become the Royal College of Surgeons of England), a Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Anatomical Society, Fellow of the Royal Societies of Edinburgh and Gottingen, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Surgeon to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and in 1803 he was knighted. In spite of all these honours the tributes of his friends stress his qualities as a philanthropist, gentleman, and seeker of truth. - "In a short review it is not possible to list all his skills as a surgeon. Sir William Mac-Cormac, in his Souvenir of the Royal College of Surgeons, described Blizard as one of those 'brilliant surgeons' who, with Astley Cooper, Clive, Home, and Lawrence, 'made England famous at the early part erf the nineteenth century as the centre of surgical teaching and surgical progress'. - cf. Rita R Auden: A Hunterian pupil Sir William Blizard and The London Hospital. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1978 July; 60(4): 345-349. - - Medicine and the Navy: "Although not a surgeon himself, and to some extent priding himself on the fact, shrewd observations upon the subject of surgical preparation for enemy action afloat were made by Sir Gilbert Blane following the engagement between the British and French fleets near Martinique, on April 1, 1782. Serving in the Formidable, Blane (1749-1934) recorded the event as follows: - "Having but little knowledge, and no practice in surgery, and as there was a full complement of medical officers on board, I requested the Admiral's leave to absent myself from the quarters assigned me, and to remain with him on the quarter deck during the action. It occurred to me also, that I might possibly be of some use in this spot in case of any severe injury threatening life from haemorrhage, and for this purpose I carried some tourniquets about me of a simple construction, but no such accident occurred on the quarter deck of the Formidable. Captain Bayne of the Alfred, killed in the action of the 9th April, was thought to have expired by a haemorrhage of the leg which took place while he was carried to the cockpit, so that the timely application of a tourniquet might have saved the life of that excellent officer. The tourniquets alluded to, consisted merely of a piece of leather, somewhat stiff but flexible, about the breadth of the hand and long enough to embrace the limb, with slits to admit a piece of broad tape; a piece of linen or calico rolled, so as to act as a compress to the artery, and a cylindrical piece of wood to twist the tape in the act of applying the instrument. Would it not be advisable at all times that some intelligent person, a warrant or petty officer, quartered on the quarter deck, should carry in his pocket some such instrument, particularly in large ships, on account of the distance of the cockpit? He need not be a medical officer; and the only instruction necessary would be to point out to him the situation of the great artery . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PHARMACOPOEA GENERALIS

      Joannis Antonii Pezzana.Venetiis. 1786. 23X17. Holandesa. 3Vol. 1vol, LVI+112Pág. 2vol, 178Pág, 3vol, 216Pág+1h. Primera Farmacopea denominada General editada en el mundo. La Obra contiene 2 tomos de texto y 1 tomo de Atlas con mas de 600 grabados de plantas y animales. Jacob Reinboldo Spielmann, crecio en una familia de farmaceuticos con su propia farmacia que posteriormente Jacob dirigió, actualmente es la mas antigua de Francia. Coincidio varias veces con Johann Wolfgang Ghoethe. Una autentica Obra de Arte, Raríssima. Ref 16 Biblioteca A.

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        Etudes de la Nature. Seconde édition, revue corrigée et augmentée.

      Imprimerie de Monsieur Didot et Méquignon, 1786-1788., Paris, - 4 volumi in -12, pp. XXIV - 624; (2 cc) 632; (2 cc.) 580; (2 cc.) LXXXVIII - 532 (2 cc.). Opera illustrata con un antiporta di Moreau inciso da Veau, una cartina ripiegata e 3 tavole di botanica. Brossure mute dell'epoca in carta marmorizzata. Opera dedicata alla perfezione della natura e alla dimostrazione della sua benevolenza. Alcuni capitoli sono dedicati alle leggi fisiche che la regolano, la parte finale tratta le leggi morali e la loro applicazioni all'uomo. Questa seconda edizione è aumentata del quarto volume che contiene la rara EDIZIONE ORIGINALE di "Paul et Virginie", universalmente riconosciuto come il capolavoro di Bernardin de Saint Pierre. Buon esemplare con barbe. Cfr. Quérard, VIII, p. 364; Tchemerzine, V, p. 647 cita il tomo IV con Paul et Virginie. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geisha By Utagawa Kunisada c1840 Woodblock Print

      - Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786-1864) Geisha in an elaborate flowered kimono, ca. 1840. Color woodblock print, Kakemono no-e format, in two parts joined vertically, mounted on paper with a silk textile border, probably as a scroll at one time, approx. 44" x 12", framed under glass in a black lacquer frame with a brass Oriental design ornament at the top overall approx. 45-1/4" x 13-1/8". Condition: There are some creases in the paper indicating it was rolled at one time. The surrounding textiles are modern, though not new.

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        The Death of Lord Robert Manners

      Thomas Macklin, London 1786 - Etching and stipple engraving, uncolored, 19.5 x 24.25 inches, overall. Dramatic stylized depiction of the death of Lord Robert Manners (1758-1782), a British military hero and captain in the Royal Navy. Manners was mortally wounded at the Battle of Les Saintes in the West Indies, dying 11 days later of tetanus. The engraving is in a Romantic vein, with the young captain surrounded by gesturing sailors who have rushed to his aid, amidst the swirling smoke of battle. The youthful, aristocratic and brave Manners captured the imagination of his contemporaries and was the subject of other works of art notably including a 1782 portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds and The Three Captains Memorial in the north transept of Westminster Abbey. Thomas Stothard was a popular, prolific and successful English painter and book illustrator, highly regarded by such contemporaries as Thomas Lawrence and Walter Scott. Stothard studied at the Royal Academy. From the beginning of his career, book illustration was his main focus. He made numerous paintings of scenes from British history that were popularized as engravings. John Keyse Sherwin was an English engraver, best known for his many works after master painters including Poussin, Reynolds, Stothard and Gainsborough. John's younger brother Charles Sherwin assisted him but also engraved independently, including plates for Bell's British History. Charles was active from about 1780 until his death in 1794. Thomas Macklin (1760-1800) was an English publisher and printseller. Macklin's firm operated in London from 1779 until his death in 1800, when Hannah Macklin took over operated the business until 1809. He was also proprietor of the Poets' Gallery in Fleet Street. Full publication information: Stothard pinx't. Engraved by J.K. Sherwin Historial Engraver to His Majesty & to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales & Charles Sherwin, Engraver to His Majesty. London Published 15th Aug't. 1786 by Tho's Macklin 89 Fleet Street. Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, soft creases. Margins short, but platemark present. Few short marginal tears and chips professionally restored.

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        Verfassung und Statuten der josephinischen medizinisch-chirurgischen Akademie sammt der Ordnung bei Beförderungen zu Magistern und Doktoren der Chirurgie.

      . Auf Befehl seiner kaiserl. königl. apostolischen Majestät Josephs des zweyten von Joh. Alexander Brambilla. Wien, gedruckt bei Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, k.k. Hofbuchdruckern u. Buchhändlern, 1786, 4°, 63 p., feiner Pappband d.Zt.. Erste Ausgabe der Verfassung und Statuten der Josephs-Akademie! - "Am 7.November 1785 wurde das Josephinum der Benützung übergeben. Das Garnisonsspital - auf dem Grundstück zwischen dem Allgemeinen Krankenhaus und der Währingerstraße errichtet - faßte 1200 Betten; es enthielt auch zwei Krankensäle, die als Gebäranstalt für Soldatenfrauen dienten. Das Schulgebäude in der Währingerstraße entsprach seinem Zweck in vorbildlicher Weise. Reiches Anschauungsmaterial war bereitgestellt, das Studium zu erleichtern; besonders bekannt geworden sind die anatomischen Wachspräparate. In der Nähe wurde ein botanischer Garten geschaffen, ebenso war Gelegenheit geboten, ein chemisches Praktikum abzuhalten. Kaum eine der josephinischen Schöpfungen, die späterer Kritik zum Opfer fielen oder die erwarteten Leistungen nicht erfüllten, trug so wenig den Keim des Versagens in sich wie diese. Beweisend ist auch, daß dieses Einrichtung sofort von verschiedenen Staaten nachgeahmt wurde und fast alle in sie gesetzten Erwartungen erfüllt hat. Als Beispiel braucht nur die die Berliner Pepiniere erwähnt werden, aus der viele weltbekannte Ärzte hervorgegangen sind." - Nur kurz möchte ich einige der bekannten Lehrer die am Jospehinum gewirkt haben erwähnen: der Chirurg Hunczovsky, der Pathologe Johann Adam Schmidt (Beethoven, den er behandelt hat, dankte ihm in seinen Heiligstädter Testament), Wilhelm Jospeh Schmitt stand der Anstalt als ein ausgezeichneter Geburtshelfer zur Verfügung, Wilhelm Böcking, als Anatom und Physiologe, Gabriel de Gabriely als Leiter der medizinischen Klinik, Jakob von Plenk, der Chemie und Botanik vorstellte. - Nach des Kaisers Tod verschärften sich die Angriffe, auch brachten es die kriegerischen Zeiten mit sich, daß das Jsoephinum kärglich dotiert und oft geschmäht dastand. 1822 war es es soweit, daß es vorübergehend erstmalig geschlossen wurde. Das Josephinum mußte den großen Umwälzungen des Jahres 1848 wieder weichen, jedoch konnten die Bemühungen des Oberfeldarztes Dr.Johann Traugott Dreyer von der Iller, eine Reorganisation bereits 1852 durchsetzten. Die letzte Periode der Anstalt stand unter der Direktion Heidler. Namen wie Joseph Engel, Karl Ludwig, Ewald Hering, Karl Langer, Stellwag von Carion, Franz Chvostek senior, Franz Pitha, Wenzel Bernatzik, Joghann Chiari, Albert Reder, Ferdinand Hauska, Matthias Schwanda und Dominik Hauschka zeugen noch Heute von dem hohen Rufe des Josephinums. - Während in den ersten Jahren die Kritik an der Anstalt ohne Folgen blieb, erschien nach dem Jahre 1860 eine Fortführung für die geschwächten Staatsfinanzen untragbar, auch ließ die Einführung der allgemeinen Wehrpflicht hoffen künftig den Bedarf an Militärärzten auf andere Weise decken zu können ... Seit dem Jahre 1869 wurden keine neuen Zöglinge mehr aufgenommen, im Jahre 1874 wurden die letzten Josephiner ausgemustert." Schönbauer, pp.165-168; 395-398 - "Die generöse Ausstattung dieser Militärchirurgen-Schule kann man bis zu dem heutigen Tag im Jsoephinum, dem jetzigen Heim des Medizinhistorischen Instituts, bewundern. sechs Säle präsentieren von den ursprünglich 1192 geburtshilflich-anatomischen Wachspräparaten noch über 900 in eleganten Vitrinen aus Rosenholz und Palisander. - First Edition! With engraved vignette on title and two woodcut head-pieces to text. - The Josephinum was founded in 1785, with the express purpose of training surgeons for the army. Under the patronage of Emperor Joseph II and included in his sweeping schemes for improvement, the Josephinum was the major part of an initiative to improve the standard amongst army surgeons. 'The pupils at the Josephinum .. were usually barbers or sons of poor officials, but these institutions undoubtedly did much to elevate the status of surgery in Prussia, Saxony, and Austria' (Garrison (1929), p. 396). The Josephinum was set up under the supervision of the surgeon-superintendent of the Imperial Austrian army, Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla (1728-1800), who here introduces and edits its orders and statutes. - The vignette on the title page shows a front elevation of the Josephinum. - Blake p. 63

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        Traite Sur Les Proprietes Et Les Effets Du Cafe Traduit De L&#39;Anglois, Sur La Troisieme Edition, Par M. Lebreton..avec Les Observations Sur La Culture Du Cafe Par M. Fusee-Aublet

      Paris: Prault. Good with no dust jacket. 1786. First Edition. Hardcover. Viij, xxv, [2], 28-120, [4] pages. Half title. Diced calf leather covers with a bit of sunning at top edge, minor wear , red leather spine label and gilt to spine. Interior has marbled end papers, verso of first free endpaper shows marks of the marbling, first blank has pencil pagination notes, page xviii of the preface has a small stain in the margint, otherwise ext clean and crisp, some nice head and tail pieces. Scarce 1st French edition of a scarce English title on coffee, written by Moseley, who also wrote on diseases of the tropics in the West Indies, sugar, cow pox, etc. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 120 pages .

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        Aristodemo tragedia

      Parma: Dalla Stamperia Reale. 1786. "First edition, 4to, pp. [10], 130; engraved frontispiece after Mazroneschi and engraved vignette title-p.; top of spine slightly chipped else a near fine copy in contemporary and probably original quarter brown morocco over floral pastepaper boards, black morocco label on gilt- decorated spine. Brooks 312"

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        Natuurkundige Beschrijving der Zeën.

      's Gravenhage, by de Compagnie, 1786. Folio (415 x 265mm). pp. (4), xxv, (1), 216, with a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 52 engraved plates of which 50 beautifully hand-coloured. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label (small repair to foot of spine). The very rare coloured issue of this great classic on marine science. Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (Marsilli or Marsigli) is considered the founding father of modern oceanography. "In 1724 he published the first treatise on oceanography, 'Histoire physique de la mer'. In it he treated problems which until then had been veiled by error and legend. Marsili examined every aspect of the subject: the morphology of the basin and relationship between the lands under and above water; the water's properties (color, temperature, salinity) and its motion (waves, currents, tides); and biology of the sea, which foretold the advent of marine botany. Among the plants he numbered animals like corals, which before his time had been regarded as inorganic matter" (DSB). "In several aspects, Marsigli was a pioneer in hydrographical surveying. He was the first to draw depth-lines on a sea chart. This was a map of the Gulf of Lion, published in his work 'Histoire physique de la mer' (I.C. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici II, p.274). Count Marsigli was a Bolognese scientist nobleman, served in the army of Emperor Leopold I and attained high rank. He was the founder of the Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna and became member in 1722 of the Royal Society and was introduced by Newton. Marsigli's first essay on this subject under the title "Osservazioni naturali intorno al mare" was published in Venice, 1711. An extended version was issued "Histoire physique de la Mer" in Amsterdam, 1725, of which the above offered edition is a translation. Preface in Latin and Dutch by H. Boerhave./The colouring of the plates is exquisite. The plates show sponges, corals, algae, sea-weeds etc. The beautifully coloured allegorical frontispiece shows Neptune seated on a shell and surrounded by corals, shells and fish. Plates 1-5 are double page maps, 6-11 are likewise double page. A large uncut and beautifully preserved copy.//Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Luyken Landfort on inside frontcover as well as a small stamp of 'Haus Landfort' on title.//Nissen ZBI, 2700.

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        A New Map of the United States of North America with the British Dominions on that Continent . Improved from the Surveys of Capt. Carver

      Robert Sayer, London 1786 - Copper-engraved map, full period hand-colouring. Inset table at upper left listing the thirteen states and the British provinces. Early map of the United States following the end of the Revolution, here with lovely full period hand-colouring. This map was first published in 1774 by Sayer and Bennett under the title A Map of the British Empire in North America, with a new issue published in 1776 to meet the demand for maps of America. The plate was altered in 1783 to reflect the Treaty of Paris. This fourth issue is as the third issue, but with Sayer's 1786 imprint in the lower margin. This copy with lovely full contemporary hand-colouring which reflects the geo-political boundaries of North America, with the United States shown extending to the Mississippi and coloured in green, with the British dominions in pink and with Spanish claims to Florida and Louisiana in yellow. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 53d, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 130; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 786.2.

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        DELLE OPERE DE' MEDICI E DE' CERUSICI che nacquero o fiorirono prima del secolo XVI negli Stati della Real Casa di Savoia. Monumenti raccolti da

      Stamp. Reale, 1786-1789, Torino, - 2 voll. in-4, ccnn. 12, 292; (11), 164, (4), leg. cart. rust. coevo di attesa per il primo vol. e cartone alla bodoniana per il secondo. Imp. opera del celebre medico famoso per i suoi studi sul cervello. Bonino (Bibliogr. Medica Piemontese) II, p. 533 e segg. Ediz. orig. rara a trovarsi completa essendo stata pubblicata a distanza di alcuni anni. Wellcome p. 33. Il primo vol. si presenta in barbe e a larghi margini, il secondo leggermente più corto ma entrambi in perfetto stato di conservazione. [303]

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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS . : Lilio - Narcissus I; Belladonna (print)

      - Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by Georg Ehret and executed by J. M. Seligmann. Image measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Some cosmetic retouching in gouache. Matted and ready for framing. From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS originally published in three volumes over a 36 year period from1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouache to resemble a painting rather than the traditional practice of using translucent water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece was meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Ehret contributed 44 of the 180 illustrations in the entire work and is the single most important botanical artist of the era. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florilegia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

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