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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'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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        Beschryving van een nieuw lunarium of starrekundige maanwyzer, ter onderrichting in, en gemaklyke waarneeming van de byzonderheden van den omloop der Maane om de Aarde (.).

      Middelburg, Pieter Gillissen, 1786. - 47 pp. Gebonden. Kalfsleer, rug verguld. Goed ex. (Rugeinden & randen l. besch.). * Overdruk uit: 'Verhandelingen uitgegeeven door het Zeeuwsch Genootschap der Wetenschappen, te Vlissingen', 12, 1786 (pp. 251-295, met platen tussen pp. 344 en 345, die niet in het boek zijn overgenomen).

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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. ‘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.’ 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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        Manuscrit autographe

      - DESBORDES-VALMORE Marceline (1786-1859), poétesse. Manuscrit autographe, Allégorie aux Lyonnais. S.l.n.d. 1 p. ½ in-8. Léger manque en pied de feuillet ne gênant pas la lecture. Texte écrit à l'occasion de l'ouverture du nouveau théâtre de Lyon : « Vous connaissez l'éphémère éternel, qui déploie en vos murs sa soyeuse industrie; il vous doit un berceau, de l'ombre une patrie, et d'un ciel créateur le regard paternel. De quels soins vous comblez vos élégans pupiles, avant de les soumettre à leurs destins nouveaux! S'ils ourdissent en paix sous leurs palais mobiles, que de tissus dorés vous gardent leurs travaux ! »

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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'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' 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'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' 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'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' 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'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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        Delle porpore e delle materie vestiarie presso gli antichi. Dissertatione epistolare.

      Modena, della Stamperia Ducale, 1786. 4to (238 x 182mm). pp. xx, 387, (1), with woodcut vignette on title-page and large engraved plate of shells. Contemporary publisher's boards. First edition. A very fine uncut large paper copy of this "extensive 18th century treatise on the purple dye from seashells" (Bibl. Tinctoria). The large folded plate 405 x 470mm. shows 12 shells and is engraved by Francesco Rosaspina. A handsomely printed treatise on the purple dye known as 'Tyrian' or royal purple. This dye was probably first extracted by the Phoenicians who would extract the dye through crushing sea shells, mostly murex (or rock-whelk), which were then left to dry in the sun. Rosa (1731-1812) was professor of chemistry at Modena.//Hirsch IV, 875; Bibl. Tinctoria 898.

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        Le leggi civili nel lor ordine naturale [.] colle note de' signori Berroyer e Chevalier e col supplemento a ciascun articolo del signor Jour. Traduzione dal Francese arricchita delle osservazioni sul diritto del Regno dell'avvocato Vincenzo Aloj. Tomo primo [-quinto]. [-Legum delectus].

      presso la Nuova Società Letteraria e Tipografica, 1786-1787., Napoli, - 6 volumi in-4° (cm. 25), legature coeve in p. pergamena marmorizzata con titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi, tagli spruzzati; carte in buono stato, bella vignetta calcografica ai frontespizi, 1 tavola in rame f.t. al vol.IV; fioriture e bruniture, lievi e sporadici aloni marginali. Prima traduzione italiana del capolavoro del grande civilista francese, artefice del riassetto del diritto nazionale: «La confusione e il disordine della romana giurisprudenza cambiaronsi per le cure e per l'ingegno di cotant'uomo in chiarezza e in bell'ordine» [Biblioteca Italiana XLV, 262]. Vi è aggiunta come ultima parte editoriale una sua selezione di molte leggi delle collezioni di Giustiniano di Bisanzio dal titolo di Legum delectus. Uno dei più importanti lavori di diritto che la Francia abbia mai prodotto. Cfr. Graesse II 419 per l'edizione veneziana in latino. Esemplare genuino.

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        Gedenkwaardige Uitzetting van Louis van Brunswyk (translates as "Memorable Expulsion of Louis Brunswick")

      Amsterdam? c 1786 - Broadside, 4to., engraved with letterpress verse beneath, tipped onto album sheet. A Satire on the Expulsion of Duke Ludwig Ernst von Brunswick-Luneberg-Bevern (1718-1788) after serious investigation by the media into his conduct which made him the first victim of the Media in Dutch History.

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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 quam 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 in the thigh and arm, since with this interest alone, the blood might be stopped by a handkerchief tied tight." - On the same subject Turnbull wrote in 1806: - "As loss of blood is the principal cause of the number of deaths which take place at sea during an engagement, every ship should be provided with a certain number of tourniquets of the simplest construction, for ready and immediate application. To save the lives of the wounded as much as possible, it is also a proper step that the crew themselves should be taught the use of this instrument. Convinced of the propriety of this measure, when in the Navy, I caused the men to be instructed, particularly those constant in the tops, they being most distant from the assistance and attention of the Surgeon. This plan I communicated to the late Mr. Bird, then Surgeon of the Arrogant, and afterwards Surgeon to Lord Hood; and the practice in consequence became general through the fleet. My letter on this subject was afterwards published by Sir William Blizard, in his well written popular Lecture addressed to the Pupils of the Marine School. In those parts of the body where a tourniquet cannot be used, as in the head and trunk, pressure with the hand must be applied; or where it cannot be made, the application of pieces of sponge, or dossils of lint, may be pressed upon the mouths of the bleeding vessels, till a more effectual restraint of the haemorrhage can be procured. - These means, then, will be sufficient, and are the only ones in our power, till the Surgeon has an opportunity to take charge of the wounded person, and applying the proper treatment that the circumstances of his case requires." - These views are of importance in that both Turnbull and Blane fully realized the value of first-aid carried out on the spot, as opposed to delaying treatment by first transferring the casualty to a cockpit which might be remote. Also of importance is their realization that such first-aid measures could safely be placed in the hands of laymen trained to the task. But in this respect, the two authorities revealed differing degrees of confidence in the capabilities of laymen. For example, Turnbull considered that "the crew themselves should be taught". On the other hand, Blane was more conservative, and advocated "some intelligent person, a warrant or petty officer". - It is of interest that when Naval Regulations eventually came to be framed so as to cover the preparations for action afloat, while the principle of using and instructing laymen was accepted, yet only ten per cent of a ship's company was required to be trained in first-aid measures such as the application of a tourniquet. This figure persisted for over a hundred years. In fact, in 1939, the navy entered the Second World War still with the figure ten per cent as the minimum number of a ship's company required to be trained in first-aid. The regulation was not changed until 1942, by which time experience had proved Turnbull's doctrine to be the correct one, to the extent that as far as possible "all officers and men should receive instruction in first-aid". Furthermore, by 1942, experience proved that Blane's views upon first-aid on the spot were correct to an extent which Blane himself had never realized, in that, provided first-aid had first been efficiently applied, delay and the avoidance of man-handling a casualty to a remote cockpit (or in modern terms a remote distributing station) might prove beneficial to the casualty by the reduction of shock." Medicine and Navy 1200-1900. Vol III 1714-1815 (1961). by Christopher Lloy and Jack S.L. Coulter, pp.61-62

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        Maximes Politiques et Philosophiques du Grand Frederic. -

      o.O. [Basel] o.V. (Thurneysen?) o.J. [1786],. Seiten 3-99, 1 nicht paginierte Seite, HLdrbd. der Zeit, goldgeprägtes rotes Leder-Titelschildchen, marmorierte Deckel, farbiger Blattschnitt, 17,5 cm. Der Band erschien ursprünglich mit fingiertem Titelblatt - "Voyage de M. de Beville") - erschienene Schrift (das fingierte Titelblatt hier fehlend). Beigebunden: "Dernieres Instructions de Frederic le Grand, a son neveu, qui lui succede au trone de Prusse" (Basel: J.J. Thurneysen, 29 Seiten, 2 nicht paginierte Seiten Verlagsanzeigen). - Bibliotheque Lammens 961; Catalogue de livres curieux et recherches (1810) 1161. - Über den KVK in keiner deutschen Bibliothek nachweisbar. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen; erste und letzte Seiten etwas fleckig. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar..

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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 and sold by J.F. and C. Rivington, J. Robson and T. Cadell, 1786. - 2 vols., 4to (11" tall). Half diced 'Russia' calf. Very handsome bindings with gilt raised bands, titles, panels and top edges. Armorial bookplates. "Bacon (1738-1816) spent nearly the whole of his working life in the first-fruits department of the office of Queen Anne's Bounty, and is now remembered by church antiquaries for his improved edition of Ecton's ?Thesaurus,? a detailed account of the valuations of all ecclesiastical benefices which were charged with first fruits and tenths." DNB. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Extract uyt het register der resolutien van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Mercurii den 2 Augustus 1786. Rapport van Gecommitteerdens tot ondersoek van het finantie weezen van de Admiraliteit in Vriesland, en verbaal van dezelven.

      Z.p., [1786]. - Folio. 444 pp. + 22 pp. bijlagen tussen pp. 356-357. Met talr. overzichten/tabellen met benodigdheden voor de bouw van oorlogsschepen, met maten, prijzen en leveranciers. Gebonden. Half perkament met gemarmerde platten uit de tijd. (Sluitlinten afgesleten, overigens fraai ex.). * Meegebonden: idem Jovis den 2 November 1786 (4 pp.) + Conceptrapport geëxibeerd in het besoigne, den 28 Sept. 1790 (27 pp.) + Generaliteits rapport nopens de pretensien der crediteuren van de Admiraliteit in Vriesland, Extract Veneris den 27 Mey 1791 (22 pp.) + Rapport van de Heeren Gedeputeerden tot het onderzoek van het finantieweezen van de Admiraliteit in Vriesland., Extract Mercurii den 2 Augusty 1786 (24 pp.). - Verslagen van het parlementair onderzoek naar de deplorabele financiële toestand van de Friese Admiraliteit in 1786. Na de bouw van het laatste oorlogsschip, de Syreene, in 1789, werd de Admiraliteit in 1795 in feite opgeheven door samenvoeging met andere regionale afdelingen in een nationale zeemacht.

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

      Pittsburgh 1786 - Original vellum land deed or indenture, dated 1786, documenting the sale of lot 446 according to Wood'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' 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        9 issues of The Independent Gazetteer, or, The Chronicle of Freedom: Vols. VI & VII, nos. 300, 367, 370, 499, 506, 529, 592, 601, 603 - November 25, 1786-November 16, 1787

      E. Oswald 1786-1787, Philadelphia - Brown cloth quarto, [36]. 9 issues spanning November 1786 through November 1787. Began in 1782 by Eleazor Oswald, continued by The Independent Gazetteer and Agricultural Repository starting with the issue of Jan. 16, 1790. Including material on Shay's Rebellion, the Articles of Confederation, and other contemporary events. An excellent collection of early Colonial newspapers, mild ex-library in standard buckram with customary withdrawn stamp and faint stamp to p.1, else very good with occasional archival tape repairs and slight trimming. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Auxiliante Deo Constructionem Geometricam Navis Aerostaticae.

      . Suffragante Facultate Philosophica. in Regia Academia Carolina praeside. Pro gradu Magisterii obtiendo ea, qua par est, modestia proponit Johannes Hofwerberg. Lundae: Berlingianis 1786. 20 p. No cover..

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        Superb James Buchanan Free Frank to noted abolitionist and philanthropist Roberts Vaux

      Free Frank Signed ?Free / James Buchanan? on 5? x 3? watermarked panel removed from an address leaf, circular red postmark ?WASHINGTON CITY FEB 5? and red straight line ?FREE.? Addressed by Buchanan to ?Roberts Vaux Esquire / Philadelphia.? Fine condition. Lawyer Roberts Vaux (1786-1836), abolitionist and philanthropist, helped found the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, the School for the Blind, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Embodying the Quaker values of morality and public service, Vaux helped found Pennsylvania's public-school system and for 14 years held the first presidency of the board of public schools of Philadelphia. James Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives from March 4, 1821 to March 3, 1831.

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        The Death of General Wolfe at Quebec

      R. Sayer Map and Printfeller, London 1786 - Lithograph with original hand-coloring. Sheet size: 14 1/4 x 10 3/8". Inventory#: p124pmat.

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        Heroische Landschaft mit Wasserfall, im Vordergrund ruhende Kühe und Hirten, davon einer eine Flöte spielend. (The Cascade.), Radierung nach Gaspar Poussin (1615 - Rom - 1675).

      1786 - In der Platte signiert, datiert, betitelt und bezeichnet. Mit der Verleger-Adresse von Boydell, London. Ausgezeichneter, prägnanter Druck. Meist mit gleichmäßigem Rand, dieser unten etwas schmaler. Auf Velin von J. Whatman (mit Wz.). Gaspard Poussin, der ein Schüler und Schwager von Nicolas Poussins war, hat sich der Landschaftsmalerei zugewandt. Die großartig komponierte, ideale Landschaft mit hohen Bäumen und einem Wasserfall kommt in dem Hell-Dunkel der Radierung von Bronne ausgezeichnet zur Wirkung. - Unterer und rechter Plattenrand mit leichter Knickspur. Leichte Randläsuren. Ein blasser Wasserfleck am Oberrand minimal in die Darstellung reichend Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 43,2 x 58,3 (Darstellung) 48,5 x 61 (Platte).

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        EXPERIMENTA CIRCA REGENERATIONEM OSSIUM

      1786 - KOELER, Georg Ludwig. EXPERIMENTA CIRCA REGENERATIONEM OSSIUM. Gottingen: J.C. Dieterich, 1786. Octavo. [ii]105[3]pp. + 3 finely engraved folding plates showing bone surfaces and sections. Title engraving features strange little bone-regeneration cherubim performing operations on fowl, an animal of indeterminate species, and a young boy. Koeler (1760-1807) studied with his uncle, August Gottlieb Richter, eminent professor of surgery and ophthalmology at Groningen, and eponym of "Richter's hernia." He dedicated this, his best-known work, to Richter. He received his degree in 1786, and became professor of botany and medicine in Mainz. Moderate foxing to text; none to plates. Attractive recent binding of quarter buckram and marbled paper. A rare book.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Nouvelles récréations physique et mathématiques, contenant ce qui a été imaginé de plus curieux dans ce genre, et ce qui se découvre journellement; Auxquelles on a joint les causes, leurs effets, la manière de les construire, et l?amusement qu?on en peut tirer pour étonner et surprendre agréablement. Troisième édition, considérablement augmentée. 3 Volumes.

      chez Gueffier, Paris, 1786 - XV-VII- 375 + 410 + 408pages, illustré de 102 planches gravées, dont 21 en parties coloriées (32/48/22), demi-veau à coins, pièces de titre en cuir rouge, manquantes aux tome 2 et 3. Bon état.

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        Urkunden und Materialien zur nähern Kenntniß der Geschichte und Staatsverwaltung Nordischer Reiche. 3 Bände (Hauptband - Fortsetzung - Zweyte Fortsetzung)

      (Hamburg) 1786 - 1790.. XXX S., 7 Bl., 578, XX, 556, XXXIV, 526 S. Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Mit mehreren mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln sowie zahlreichen Aufstellungen und Tabellen. Dokumentationswerk des Geographen Adam Christian Gaspari (1752 - 1830) zur Verwaltungsgeschichte Dänemarks. Gliederung (Hauptband). Aelterer Zeitraum: Briefe Friedrichs des IV. Königs in Dännemark - Instructionen und Verordnungen - Auswärtige Angelegenheiten - Schriften, die Königin Anna Sophia von Dännemark, gebohrene von Reventlow, betreffend. Neuerer Zeitraum: Staatsverhandlungen - Militair-Sachen - Zur Dänischen Landwirthschaft - Schriften, die Stadt Copenhagen betreffend - Projecte. Gaspari lehrte Philosophie sowie Geschichte, Geographie und Statistik an den Universitäten Jena, Dorpat und Königsberg. Fortsetzung (Auszüge): Briefe des Königlich-Dänischen Staatsministers von Lente - Wittstockige Unterhandlung die Königlich-Preußischen Forderungen an Mecklenburg-Schwerin betreffend - Briefe des Staatsministers Freiherrn von Bernstorff an den Königlich-Dänischen Gesandten zu Schwerin - Deputations-recht der Mecklenburgischen Landstände - Russische Angelegenheiten - Militair-Sachen - Ueber den Hafen in Amrum. Zweyte Fortsetzung: Ausführliche cameralistische ökonomische Beschreibung des Amtes Tondern - Innere Staatsveränderungen unter des jetzigen Königs Majestät - Geist der dänischen Regierung in der wichtigsten und neuesten Verordnungen (Ehe- und Keuschheits-Gesetze, Luxus, Finanzen etc.). Buchrücken etwas berieben, ein Rücken etwas fleckig. Sonst sehr gute, frische Exemplare; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Sehr selten. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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