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        Carte générale de l'òcéan Atlantique ou occidental

      Parigi 1786 - Bellissima carta nautica dlel'Atlantico settentrionale edita a Parigi. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Attractive example of this large format map of the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. The center of the chart is crossed with rhumb lines on 17 centers, radiating across the Atlantic with Paris Meridian. Perfect conditions. Dimensioni 1150 610mm

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        (anonym) Skizze von Wien. Erstes (bis) Sechstes Heft (= alles Erschienene).

      Wien u. Leipzig, Krauss 1786 - 1790. 163 S.; 160 S.; 1 Bl., S. 324 - 974, 1 Bl. (statt ?) Mit 6 gestochenen Titelblättern. Späterer Pappbd m. goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. Mischauflage.- Holzmann/Bohatta IV, 2760; Hayn-Gotendorf VIII, 504; Wurzbach 22, 161.- Vollständiges Exemplar des witzigsten und erfolgreichsten Werkes von Pezzl, komplett selten. In seiner von 1786 bis 1790 erschienenen Zeitschrift behandelt Pezzl gesellschaftlich wichtige Themen Wien betreffend. \"Die Gegenstände, worauf ist (sic!) eigentlich sehe, sind: das Kolorit der heutigen Sitten, die Richtung der herrschenden Begriffe, die Situation des Nationalgeistes\" (Heft 1, Einleitung). Schonungslos kritisiert er das Josefinische Wien, \"in vortrefflicher, theils satyrischer, theils aber auch ernster Weise\" (ADB 25, S. 579).- Einband leicht beschabt u. bestoßen, vorderer Deckel mit Klebespuren, gestochenes Exlibris (Fr. Franc Paulus de Smitmer), kleiner Stempel verso des ersten Titelblattes, schwach gebräunt, teilweise etwas fleckig, fehlt das Inhaltsverzeichnis, 1 Lage gelockert, teilweise mit kleinen Knickspuren in den Ecken. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Ältere Literatur; Wien

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        Hob XV: 6-8] Trois sonates pour le clavecin ou piano forte avec un violon & violoncel. Oeuvre XXV

      Berlin-Amsterdam : Hummel, PN 608, [1786] - Stimmen. 19, 7, 4 S. Titel Klavierstimme oben leicht stockfleckig, Verlagsangabe überklebt. Bibliothekzettel links oben. Titel Violine 1 tadellos. Kl. Randschäden. Frühe holländische Ausgabe, im selben Jahr als die Erstausgabe (Artaria) erschienen. Mit schönem Kupfertitel. RISM H/HH 3648.

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        VOYAGE EN ESPAGNE FAIT DANS LES ANNEES 1786 ET 1787

      - Voyage en Espagne fait dans les années 1786 et 1787 par . Contenant la description des moeurs et usages des peuples de ce pays; le tableau de l'agriculture, du commerce, des manufactures, de la population, des taxes et revenus de cette contrée, et de ses diverses institutions. Traduit de l'anglais sur la 2e édition, par J. P. Pictet-Mallet, de Genève; orné d'un bel Atlas de vingt-deux planches, contenant la Carte générale de l'Espagne et de Portugal, dressée d'après Don Lopez et Tofino, et assujétie aux nouvelles observations, par P. Lapie, Ingénieur-Géographe ; plusieurs vues, plans, cartes, etc.- París, Dentu, 1809; 4 tomos en 8º mayor holandesa época y 4º holandesa época para el atlas, 1º. 3 hh. - IV pp. - 401 pp. - 1 h. 2º. 2 hh. - 398 pp. - 1 h. 1 estado plegado. 3º. 2 hh. - 379 pp. 4º. Atlas. 2 hh. 22 láminas. En portada amputación de zona blanca circular de unos 4 cm de diámetro. Algunas pequeñas manchas. Ejemplar completo. El viaje que comienza Figuere y Pyrrénées, Barcelona y alrededores, Madrid, Zaragoza, Aranjuez y Toledo, Asturias, Salamanca, Sevilla, Cádiz, Málaga, Granada, Cartagena, Alicante, Valencia. Primera edición francesa muy rada de encontrar completa.

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        Sallustio traducido en castellano por el caballero Manuel Sueyro. Van anadidas las quatro elegantisimas y gravisimas oraciones que pronuncio Ciceron contra Catilina : traducidas igualmente a nuestro idioma por el célebre Segoviano Andres Laguna, medico del Sumo pontefice Julio III.

      Madrid, Manuel Gonzalez 1786 - in-8, [12]-386 pp., un f. n. ch. (table et errata), avec un frontispice gravé par Fabregat, chevrette verte, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre brique, encadrement de dent-de-rat, simple filet et guirlande dorés sur les plats, tranches jaunes (reliure de l'époque). Coins abîmés, petit manque à la pièce de titre. Bon exemplaire. Troisième édition de la version donnée en 1615 par Manuel Sueiro (1587-1629), et réimprimée en 1631 à l'adresse de Madrid. La traduction des Catilinaires par le médecin et humaniste Andrés Laguna (1499-1559) est antérieure, mais également classique en Espagne. Palau 288 132. Brunet V, 91.

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        Zeitschrift für die Entomologie. Erster [-Fünfter] Band. Leipzig, Friedrick Fleischer, 1839-1844. 10 parts in 5 volumes, bound as 6. 8vo. With 15 numbered plates, including 5 hand-coloured engravings. Including 2 publisher's advertisements "Ankündigung die Forsetzung von Wiegmann's Archiv für Naturgeschichte betreffend" (2 pp.) and "Nachricht für Freunde der Enteimologie" (4 ll.). Modern green boards with original wrappers bound in.

      - BMC NH, p. 2384; Hagen I, p. 275; Horn & Schenkling 7608. All parts published of an entomological periodical edited by Ernst Friedrich Germar (1786-1853), a German professor and director of the Mineralogical Museum at Halle, with a special interest in entomology. Including articles by Germar, Erichson, Döbner, Westwood, Herrich-Schäffer, Burmeister, Schmidt, Hartig, Gravenhorst, Schaum, Siebold and many others. The periodical was later continued as Linnaea Entomologica.In good condition, with library stamps in the first and last volume, some occasional foxing. Rare.

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        Voyage en Suisse en 1784, ou Tableau historique, civil, politique et physique de la Suisse.

      Amsterdam, Paris, Leroy, 1786, - 2 vol. in-8, [4]-XVI-346-[2] et VIII-358 pp., veau brun moucheté, dos lisse, filets dorés, tranches mouchetées (rel. de l'époque). Petites épidermures sur une coupe sinon bel exemplaire.Édition originale. À la fin du XVIIIe siècle, sous l'influence de Jean-Jacques, la description de la Suisse tendait à devenir un exercice obligé de tout littérateur, qu'il se soit ou non rendu sur les lieux, et était le prétexte à des dissertations politico-sociologiques sur les mœurs et la "démocratie" supposée des cantons. Le polygraphe toulonnais Mayer (né en 1751) se plia au genre, et donne ici un tableau épistolaire qui semble quand même le reflet d'un voyage effectif. Cioranescu, XVIII, 44110. Absent de Longchamp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia Panegirica de la aparición y milagros de Maria SS. del Tremendal, venerada en un monte del lugar de Orihuela, del obispado de Albarracin

      Joseph Estevan y Cervera, Valencia 1786 - Tercera Impresión. Encuadernación de lujo en plena piel con ruedas doradas, cortes dorados, cubierta posterior con pequeño roce. Formato 4º. 12 h. 1 grabado de la Santa, 352 páginas. Con algunos leves puntitos de óxido. Buen estado general. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Régiment des Gardes suisses au service de la France].

      S.l. [Paris], s.d., (1786), - in-folio, 8 belles planches gravées et aquarellées, signées H. ou Hoffmann, montées sur onglets, demi-basane aubergine, dos lisse muet (rel. du XIXe s.). Dos insolé, épidermures. Nikolaus Hoffmann (vers 1740 - 1823), originaire de Darmstadt, vécut à Paris et à Versailles de 1775 à 1808. Il était chargé de dessiner les uniformes des troupes françaises pour les envoyer au Landgrave Louis X de Hesse-Darmstadt (1753-1830, devenu Louis Ier de Hesse en 1806), grand amateur de costumes militaires. En-dehors des aquarelles originales qui se trouvent toujours à la bibliothèque grand-ducale de Darmstadt, Hoffmann donna certaines planches à la gravure et à la vente, toujours à petit nombre et sans caractère systématique, ce qui rend les séries peu communes. Ajoutons que les recueils subsistants présentent tous de notables différences, et on aura une idée de la complexité de ce corpus. L'ensemble que nous présentons ici forme une partie des Costumes militaires suivant l'ordonnance de 1786, dont Glasser donne la liste complète d'après l'exemplaire de la BnF ; nous faisons suivre chaque planche du numéro qui lui est attribué dans cette bibliographie : I. Tambour major du régiment des Gardes suisses, en grand uniforme [72]. - II. Tambour du régiment des Gardes suisses, en grand uniforme [74]. - III. Musicien du régiment des Gardes suisses, en grand uniforme. - IV. Officier de grenadier du régiment des Gardes suisses, en grand uniforme (non signée) [65]. - V. Officier du régiment des Gardes suisses, en petit uniforme [66]. - VI. Adjudant du régiment des Gardes suisses, en grand uniforme [64] . - VII. Grenadier du régiment des Gardes suisses [68]. - VIII. Caporal du régiment des Gardes suisses, en grand uniforme (avec, en arrière-plan, une des casernes de Versailles) [69]. Glasser, pp. 184-201.

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        Catalogue de Livres rares dont la Vente se fera le Lundi 13 Mars 1786 & jours suivants… Compiled by Guillaume de Bure

      xii, 259, 26, [2], 32 pp., one leaf. 8vo, fine cont. polished calf (one corner a trifle worn), triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine nicely gilt "á la grotesque," green morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: G. de Bure, 1786. The uncommon sale catalogue of the Le Camus de Limare collection, "one of the first important catalogues of a library of books on natural science."-Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 137. There are about 750 lots of natural history - including all the great books and many of the rarities - and also smaller but interesting sections on medicine, chemistry, astronomy, etc. 1812 lots in all. A fine and handsome copy with the scarce author index of 26 pages, the two-page schedule of sale (starting on 13 March), the 32-page printed price list which was issued after the sale, and a variant of the schedule of sale (starting on 20 March), priced with totals for each session in a contemporary hand. Priced throughout, again in a contemporary hand. 19th-century armorial bookplate of Ch. Schefer. ❧ Brunet, I, 1645-"riche en histoire naturelle." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 325. Peignot, p. 88-"Ce catalogue est remarquable par une belle et très riche suite des meilleurs ouvrages d'histoire naturelle, qui ont été vendus à des prix excessifs." Pollard & Ehrman no. 298.

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        A history of the late siege of Gibraltar. With a description and account of that Garrison, from the earliest periods. By John Drinkwater, captain in the late seventy-second regiment, or Royal Manchester Volunteers, and an honorary member of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester [Untrimmed Subscribers Copy]

      London: Printed by T. Spilsbury, Snowhill; and sold by J. Johnson, No 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard; T. and J. Egerton, Charing-Cross; and J. Edwards, No 102, Pall-Mall, M.DCC.LXXXVI [1786]. Third Edition of this fascinating eyewitness account of the longest siege ever endured by British forces. 4to: xxiv,356pp, with 10 folding engravings (charts of the Bay of Gibraltar and the coasts of Barbary, Spain, and Portugal; plans of the sortie and the grand attack, and plates of various views of Gibraltar), title-page vignette, and list of subscribers. Contemporary half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in compartments (title direct in gilt to second), each with center gilt medallion, divided by gilt-ruled raised bands. A superior, completely untrimmed, wide-margined copy, with deep, rich impressions of the huge folding plates (some with old skillful repairs, without loss, on versos). Aside from grubby deckle edges, virtually pristine. ESTC Citation No. T151999. Palau 76214. Lowndes II 674 (referencing first and Dublin editions). The Great Siege of Gibraltar was an unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France, during the American War of Independence, to capture British territory on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, won from Spain, in 1704, during the War of the Spanish Succession. This was the largest action fought during the war in terms of numbers, particularly the Grand Assault of 18 September 1782. The siege, by both land and naval forces, put the garrison under great pressure, as food and fuel became scarce. Two successful naval expeditions, in 1780 and 1781, evaded the blockade to bring provisions and extra troops, and to evacuate civilians. The siege was lifted, and Gibraltar remained a key British naval base in the Mediterranean. At age fifteen, Drinkwater joined the Royal Manchester Volunteers, which were besieged at Gibraltar June 1779 and February 1783. Using his careful notes, Drinkwater later compiled this history, which went through four editions in four years. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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        Trattato della pittura di Lionardo da Vinci.

      In folio (mm 376x250); pp. XXIII, (1), 202, (2) con 19 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame da Pio Panfili, Girolamo Contoli, Giuseppe Rosaspina e G. Rosi. Segnatura: a-c⁴ A-Bb⁴ Cc². Grande vignetta calcografica al frontespizio, testatine e finalini incisi in rame. Legatura dell'Ottocento in mezza pergamena con angoli, piatti rivestiti con carta marmorizzata, taglio superiore dorato. Dorso a cinque nervi, con tassello e titolo in oro. Titolo un po' fiorito, ma ottima copia intonsa con barbe. Parigi, Jacques Langlois, 1651. PREGEVOLE EDIZIONE, pubblicata sotto gli auspici dell'Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna, di questo monumento della letteratura artistica. L'opera apparve per la prima a Parigi nel 1651 per le cure editoriali di Raphael Trichet du Fresne, che la fece stampare contemporaneamente nell'originale italiano e in traduzione francese, accompagnandola con una Vita di Leonardo scritta di suo pugno e con i Tre libri della pittura e il Trattato della statua di Leon Battista Alberti nel classico volgarizzamento di Cosimo Bartoli. Successivamente il trattato venne ristampato a Napoli nel 1723 e nel 1733 in due edizioni che, come la presente, riproducono fedelmente il testo e le illustrazioni della prima edizione. Benché il noto antiquario e collezionista d'arte Cassiano dal Pozzo volesse da tempo pubblicare il trattato di Leonardo e avesse affidato al suo protégé Nicolas Poussin il compito di realizzare le illustrazioni per l'edizione a stampa, l'opera non vide la luce a Roma come programmato, ma solo a Parigi alcuni anni più tardi. Dal Pozzo diede infatti il manoscritto originale, contenente i disegni del Poussin, a Paul Fréart, Sieur de Chantelou, allora in viaggio per la penisola, che lo tradusse in francese e lo portò con sé in Francia, dopo aver convinto lo stesso Poussin, che fino ad allora aveva lavorato in Italia, a far ritorno al suo paese. Il Trattato uscì quindi a Parigi nel 1651, in doppia edizione, con perfetto tempismo. L'Académie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture, fondata solo tra anni prima, era infatti alla ricerca di testi per l'insegnamento. L'opera di Leonardo, insieme a quelle dell'Alberti, fu quindi subito adottata dagli accademici, divenendo in questo modo uno dei testi fondativi della nascente scuola francese di pittura. L'importanza didattica dell'opera non si esaurì certo in quell'ambito, come dimostra la presente edizione promossa dall'Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna. Sottolineando il fatto che la vera conoscenza può basarsi esclusivamente sull'esperienza dei sensi, Leonardo fu il primo teorico a dimostrare l'importanza conoscitiva della pittura. Le nuove scoperte delle prospettiva e l'uso delle proporzioni ne avevano fatto a suo avviso una scienza matematica, degna di figurare tra le nobili discipline del Quadrivium. Come tutti gli altri testi raccolti nei manoscritti leonardeschi, anche il Trattato della pittura, cominciato a Milano intorno al 1485, fu scritto dall'autore per uso personale, con lo scopo di elaborare a livello teorico quelle ricerche sul colore, i riflessi e le ombre che negli stessi anni egli stava mettendo in pratica nei celebri ritratti eseguiti nella capitale del ducato sforzesco. Il testo della prima edizione del Trattato fu soppiantato nel 1817 dall'edizione romana curata da Guglielmo Manzi, il quale per primo riprodusse il Codex Vaticanus Urbinas 1270, risalente ai primi del Cinquecento ed esemplato sugli originali dell'autore. Rispetto al manoscritto usato dal Du Fresne, il codice urbinate contiene infatti cinque nuovi libri e numerosi capitoli da inserire nei libri già editi in precedenza. M. Guerrini, Bibliotheca Leonardiana 1493-1989, I, 1990, p. 127. PRIMA EDIZIONE CON IL COMMENTO DI SIGMUND GELEN (GALENIUS) della Historia naturalis di Plinio. L'edizione si apre con la prefazione di Erasmo. Il testo è ampiamente illustrato dalle autorevoli note del Galenius, artefice anche delle numerose correzioni testuali, che rendono la sua curatela un riferimento importante a livello filologico. Sigmund Gelen (1497-1554) fu celebre umanista di origine ceca e grande amico di Erasmo. VD16, P-3537..

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        THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE, ITS COLONIES, AND CONQUESTS; From the Earliest Accounts Till the Division of the Macedonian Empire in the East. Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts.

      London, printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1786.. FIRST EDITION 1786, 2 volumes, complete set, 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, 2 folding maps, pages: xvi, [1]-684; viii, [1]-718, [30] including index and errata, bound in full contemporary calf, narrow patterned gilt border to covers, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration and sunburst in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, gilt decorated board edges. Hinges cracked on Volume I, upper hinge partly cracked on Volume II, covers holding firmly, tiny chips at top of hinges, gilt rubbed on raised bands, very minor marks to covers, narrow band of fading along top edge of upper cover on Volume II, armorial bookplate of William Constable, F.R.S., F.A.S., (1721-91), an 18th century naturalist and scientist, on front pastedowns, modern bookplate of William Binns Cowper on front endpapers, final page of Volume I slightly creased and with small pale stain in top margin. A very good clean set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which may require extra postage.

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        Botanischpraktische Lustgärtnerey nach Anleitung der besten neuesten brittischen Gartenschriftsteller mit nöthigen Anmerkungen für das Clima in Deutschland.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, 1783-1786. - 4to (ca. 28x22,5 cm), nachgebundene Pappbände der Zeit, mit neuen unbetitelten Papprücken, XLIX, 430 Seiten; VI, 1 Blatt, 628 Seiten; VI, 456 Seiten, 1 Blatt; XIV, 494 Seiten, 24 unnumerierte Blätter. Erste Ausgabe. - Pritzel 5682; Dochnahl 98. - Franz Hermann Heinrich Lueder (1734-1792) betätigte sich neben seinem Amt als Pfarrer als Botaniker und veröffentlichte zahlreiche Bücher zu diesem Thema. Die Lustgärtnerey ist eine wissenschaftliche Beschreibung der verschiedensten Pflanzenarten in systematischer Ordnung und kann als eine Ergänzung des berühmten Werkes der Gartenkunst von Hirschfeld angesehen werden. Die Einbände teils etwas fleckig, die Ecken gestaucht, innen meist unaufgeschnitten, etwas gebräunt, Titelblätter gestempelt. Mit allen 14 Kupferstichtafeln! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zeitschrift für die Entomologie. Erster [-Fünfter] Band. Leipzig, Friedrick Fleischer, 1839-1844. 10 parts in 5 volumes, bound as 6. 8vo. With 15 numbered plates, including 5 hand-coloured engravings. Including 2 publisher's advertisements "Ankündigung die Forsetzung von Wiegmann's Archiv für Naturgeschichte betreffend" (2 pp.) and "Nachricht für Freunde der Enteimologie" (4 ll.). Modern green boards with original wrappers bound in.

      BMC NH, p. 2384; Hagen I, p. 275; Horn & Schenkling 7608. All parts published of an entomological periodical edited by Ernst Friedrich Germar (1786-1853), a German professor and director of the Mineralogical Museum at Halle, with a special interest in entomology. Including articles by Germar, Erichson, Döbner, Westwood, Herrich-Schäffer, Burmeister, Schmidt, Hartig, Gravenhorst, Schaum, Siebold and many others. The periodical was later continued as Linnaea Entomologica.In good condition, with library stamps in the first and last volume, some occasional foxing. Rare.

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        Dizionario Mitologico ovvero della Favola Storico, Poetico, Simbolico ec. In cui esattamente si spiega l'Origine degli Dei, de' Semidei, e degli Eroi dell'antico Gentilesimo, i Misterj, i Dogmi, il Culto, i Sacrifizj, i Giuochi, le Feste, e tutto ciò, che appartiene alla Religi

      VENEZIA: Per Agostino Savioli (Tomi Primo e Secondo) Per Giammaria Bassaglia (Tomi Terzo, Quarto, Quinto e Sesto) - Venezia, 1786. Brossura. DISCRETO. 13,2 20,2. Dizionario Mitologico ovvero della Favola I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII USATO

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        A history of the late siege of Gibraltar. With a description and account of that Garrison, from the earliest periods. By John Drinkwater, captain in the late seventy-second regiment, or Royal Manchester Volunteers, and an honorary member of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester [Untrimmed Subscribers Copy]

      London: Printed by T. Spilsbury, Snowhill; and sold by J. Johnson, No 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard; T. and J. Egerton, Charing-Cross; and J. Edwards, No 102, Pall-Mall, 1786. Early Reprint. Third Edition of this fascinating eyewitness account of the longest siege ever endured by British forces. 4to: xxiv,356pp, with 10 folding engravings (charts of the Bay of Gibraltar and the coasts of Barbary, Spain, and Portugal; plans of the sortie and the grand attack, and plates of various views of Gibraltar), title-page vignette, and list of subscribers. Contemporary half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in compartments (title direct in gilt to second), each with center gilt medallion, divided by gilt-ruled raised bands. A superior, completely untrimmed, wide-margined copy, with deep, rich impressions of the huge folding plates (some with old skillful repairs, without loss, on versos). Aside from grubby deckle edges, virtually pristine. ESTC Citation No. T151999. Palau 76214. Lowndes II 674 (referencing first and Dublin editions). The Great Siege of Gibraltar was an unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France, during the American War of Independence, to capture British territory on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, won from Spain, in 1704, during the War of the Spanish Succession. This was the largest action fought during the war in terms of numbers, particularly the Grand Assault of 18 September 1782. The siege, by both land and naval forces, put the garrison under great pressure, as food and fuel became scarce. Two successful naval expeditions, in 1780 and 1781, evaded the blockade to bring provisions and extra troops, and to evacuate civilians. The siege was lifted, and Gibraltar remained a key British naval base in the Mediterranean. At age fifteen, Drinkwater joined the Royal Manchester Volunteers, which were besieged at Gibraltar June 1779 and February 1783. Using his careful notes, Drinkwater later compiled this history, which went through four editions in four years. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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        Ice transportation in Russia].

      St. Petersbourg first half of 19th century - Watercolour (sheet: 31.5 x 23.5 cm). Framing of lines and turquoise wash painted as well, signature 'C. Kollmann. St. Petersbourg' in the lower left corner of the image; slight rubbing to lower margin. Fresh original watercolour, signed by Kollmann. Subject of this charming composition is a traditional Russian winter scene in the countryside. Russian peasants are here depicted as they transport large ice cubes with the aid of a horse-drawn sledge. Active in St. Petersburg, Kollmann (1786/88-1846) was one of the greatest engravers and lithographers of the nineteenth century. He worked for the established publisher Pluchart and engraved a substantial portion of Kruzenstern's atlas. Indeed, the present composition is similar in subject to the one published by Pluchart, though, to our knowledge, no lithograph reproducing this specific composition is available on the market. The scarcity of original works by this master make the present work a rarity. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Statistisch-topographische Städte-Beschreibungen der Mark Brandenburg : Des ersten Theiles, erster Band, enthaltend den Ober-Barnimschen Kreis.

      Berlin ; Potsdam : Horvath, 1786 - XVI, 606 S. Guter Zustand. Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit Bibliothekseinband, mehreren Stempeln und Signaturaufkleber. Einband berieben und an Kanten angestoßen. Altdeutsche Schrift / Fraktur. Enthält eine ausführliche Beschreibungen der Stadt Eberswalde (374 S.), sowie von Oderberg, Strausberg, Biesenthal und Freyenwalde. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1080

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        Traite d'anatomie et de physiologie, avec des planches coloriees representant au naturel les divers organes de l'homme et des animaux... Tome premier: Livr. 1-3 (v.5).

      Paris, Francois Ambroise Didot l'aine, 1786, Folio (488 x 330 mm), (6), 16 (2) 17 pp. (2), pp.19-68, 37 (19 color.) von 69 Tafeln, Halbledereinband trotz der Unvollständigkeit und kleiner Fehler, immer noch ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Not complete copy of the rare FIRST EDITION, "the most accurate neuroanatomical work produced before the advent of microscopic staining techniques. This was the first volume of an ambitious study of anatomy and physiology which remained unfinished at Vicq d'Azyr's premature death." (Garrison-Morton).Half-title, typographic dedication leaf to Louis XVIContent:Discours sur l'anatomie en génerale, et sur manier dont elle sera traitée dans cet ouvrage (16 pp.).Planches Anatomiques avec des explications tres detaillees : Vicq d'Azyr. Premier Partie, Organes contenus dans la Boete osseuse du Crâne : Cerveau de l'homme :I. : Partie convexe et supérieure de la dure-mere Circonvolutions du cerveau Centre ovale Cavités supérieures des ventricules latéraux ((2), pp. (1)-9, (1)), 12 (6 color.) planches, pp. (11)-17, (1)). ).II. : La lyre La toile cloroidienne Les veines de Galien et les arteres moyennes du cerveau Le plexus clioroide de la glande pinéale Les corps striés Les couches optiques Le troisieme ventricule Les commissures du cerveau ((2), pp. (19)-29), (1), 12 (6 color.) planches, pp. (31)-38). ).III. : Couches optiques et corps stries vus sous divers aspects Centre médullaire du cervelet Grands hypocampes vus en place et dans leur entier Crochet des grands hypocampes Tubercules quadrijumeaux Glande pinéale Lame médullaire du cervelet Base du cerveau Origine des nerfs Arteres de la base du cerveau, dans leurs rapports avec les nerfs et les autres parties de cette basen (pp. (39-41)-59), (1), 13 (6 color.) planches, pp. (61)-68). ).Félix Vicq d'Azyr (1748-1794), permanent secretary to the Societe Royale de Medecine and personal physician to Marie-Antoinette, was a skilled comparative anatomist, eminent veterinarian, and prolific writer of medical articles and treatises, those on comparative anatomy and public health being of the most lasting importance. The interest of the present work, projected as a multi-volume study of human anatomy and physiology but never finished, lies in its intelligent utilization of the new print-making technique of aquatint for the purpose of accurate anatomical illustration. "These coloured aquatints may be seen as remarkable examples of sophisticated intaglio technique, giving the impression of painting in water-colours. Most were printed using pale-coloured inks, with additional colour added by hand. Vic d'Azyr's artist and engraver was Angelique Briceau, leter to become Mme. A. Allais". Roberts & Tomlinson p. 5). Vicq d'Azyr's principal original contributions to the understanding of human anatomy lay in his studies of the brain, the subject of this first volume. He developed a technique of brain dissection using the hardening effect of alcohol, which avoided damage to the delicate surfaces (fixatives such as formalin having not yet been developed). "Like Steno before him, Vicq d'Azyr attached great importance to the structure of the fibers in the white matter of the brain... He also described the mammillothalamic bundle and Reil's ribbon. Rejecting the views of Malpighi and Vieussens, who attributed no functional importance to the cerebral cortex, Vicq d'Azyr attempted to systematize its complex morphology. In particular he isolated the convolution of the corpus callosum, the cuneus, and the sulcus separating the frontal lobe from the parietal, later described by Rolando (1829)" (DSB). One of his principal concerns was the absence of a standard nomenclature for the cerebral convolutions, a problem that he attempted to remedy in the present work, which contains the entire corpus of his work on the brain. ).Vicq d'Azyr had commenced publication of the work in parts, undoubtedly at his own expense. The Revolution prevented its completion, and, since the instructions for binding the work were probably never issued, copies differ in the order in which they are bound complete copies are very rare. ).Garrison-Morton No.401.2 Brunet, V, p1176 Blake, p. 474. - Waller No.9953 Wellcome V, po.348 Roberts et Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body of Oxford (1992), No.123 Heirs of Hippocrates 1073 (lacking also parts IV & V).

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        Partially Printed Document Arresting the Symsbury, Connecticut Tax Collector

      Near Fine. Partially printed folio document dated in 1786 and signed by the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut John Lawrence. 9.25" x 15.5". Old folds, small chip in one margin, near fine. A demand to the Sheriff of Hartford, Ezekiel Wiliams to arrest the Tax Collector of the town of Symsbury, Dudley Pettibone and obtain from him and deliver the taxes collected by him for the first and second quarters of 1782, some £1600. He was empowered to obtain from Pettibone goods and chattel to that amount. Williams duly arrested Pettibone and delivered him to jail but released him after he discerned he couldn't collect the money; after which the same activity was enacted of the town's selectmen: Capt. Jonathan Pettibone, Capt. Aaron Pinney, and Jonathan Higley. Sheriff Williams has written out his actions in each case.

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        HALL, TEYLER VAN; VAN MARKEL Monument voor het 25-jarig huwelijk in 1811 van A. Teyler van Hall en C.M. van Markel. Grote aquarel, 53x43 cm.

      Tekst: `A.T.v.H. en C.M.v.M. in den echt verbonden den 19 Maart 1786. Aan mijne geliefde ouders op derzelver vijfentwintigjaarigen trouwdag den 19 Maart 1811'. Linksonder: `J.J. Teyler van Hall inv. Ao 1811'. Jan Jacob Teyler van Hall (1794-1851) was kunstschilder en lithograaf te Amsterdam. M4354

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        The Lady's Magazine

      London - G Robinson, 1786 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A complete year of The Lady's Magazine. This periodical is aimed at women and contains a selection of music, fiction and informative articles. With plates throughout. Each monthand the supplement is to have four plates including one folding music plate. Every month and the supplement are lacking the pattern plates for making a variety of clothing items and other practical textiles. Understandable that this work is lacking the patterns. Page 112 is misnumbered '122'. Lacking 'Mrs Pope and Mr Lewes in He wou'd be a soldier plate' to December portion. Comprising of January-December 1786 portions as well as the supplement for the year. Scarce to have an entire year in one volume. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, rubbed to the spine, mostly to the head and tail of spine. Loss to the head and tail of spine due to rubbing. Light patches of rubbing to the boards. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned. the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Portraits des grands hommes, femmes illustres, et sujets mémorables de France.

      Paris, Blin, (1786-1791). 2 Bde. 31 x 24 cm. Mit 1 gestoch. Titel in Sepiadruck, 1 gestoch. Widmung und 192 farb. gedruckten Kupfertafeln. Rotes Chagrin-Leder des 19. Jhdts. mit Goldschnitt und reicher Rücken-, Deckel-, Steh- und Innenkantenvergold. Cohen/R. 951f; Fürstenberg 120; Graesse V, 420; Pingrenon 121; Sander 1832. - In 50 Lieferungen erschienene Sammlung von Farbstichen zu Persönlichkeiten der französischen Geschichte von König Chlodwig bis zu Ludwig XVI. Viele der Tafeln mit etwa halbseitigen Porträts im Oval, jeweils gefolgt von einer bedeutenden Szene aus dem Leben der Dargestellten, ebenfalls halbseitig aber rechteckig, darunter gestochener Text. Vollständig mit 192 Tafeln auf dem deutschen Markt sehr selten zu finden. - Dargestellt sind u.a. Karl d.Gr., W.v. Löwendahl, B. le Bovier de Fontenelle, M. Mazarin, F.-H. de Montmorency-Bouteville, J.B. Colbert, R. Descartes, J. Bart, H. und F. de Lorraine, A. de Fabert, A. du Plessis Richelieu, M. de Valois, M. de Anjou, Jeanne d`Arc, J. de Navarre uvm. Die Vorzeichnungen für die Farbstiche fertigten Desfontaines und vor allem Antoine Francois Sergent-Marceau (Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXX, S.512: Sergents \"Hauptwerk\"!) Zu den Stechern gehört neben Morret, Ridé u.a. auch Sergents Ehefrau, Marie Jeanne Champion de Cernel. Die Blätter sind häufig datiert, von 1786 bis 1792. Alle weisen in den Rändern die Einstichmarken für den Passer auf, denn beim wiederholten Druck mit den verschiedenen Farben mußte jedes einzelne Blatt immer wieder genau eingepaßt werden. Dieser wiederholte Druck führte zu den gut sichtbaren, vertieften Plattenrändern. - Ebd. etwas berieben. Die prachtvollen, farbfrischen Tafeln in den Rändern teils etwas stockfleckig. - Ausgesprochen aufwendig und dekorativ gebunden! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Biographien, Portrait

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        An Inquiry into the Secondary Causes which Mr. Gibbon has assigned for the Rapid Growth of Christianity. Edinburgh, T. Cadell

      1786 - First Edition. 4to, [iv], 213pp, modern half leather, marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 12. II. 1786. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Dienstschreiben an Karl Graf von Zinzendorf (1739-1813), den Präsidenten der Neuen Hofrechnungskammer: "Ich überschicke Ihnen den hier anschlüßigen Apotheker Conto; und obschon die Buchhalterey ganz ordnungsmässig vorgegangen ist, daß sie solchen in Anstand gezogen hat: so tritt doch hier der Umstand ein, daß diesen 2 Personen, wenn sie gleich nicht aus dem Fond des Taubstummen Instituts unterhalten werden, ihnen gleichwohl als kais. Kostkindern in besagtem Institute der freye Genuß der Medicamenten in dieser Eigenschaft zu statten kommt; und ist solches daher noch ferners von der Buchhalterey wie bevor für derley Kostkinder, da sie eigentlich nur den Unterkunfts Ort geändert haben, zu paßiren [.]". - Karl Graf Zinzendorf hatte seit 1784 den Vorsitz der Robotaufhebungskommission inne; 1792 wurde er Staats- und Konferenzminister und Mitglied des Staatsrats, 1800 Landmarschall von Niederösterreich. Von 1801 bis 1813 Landkomtur des Deutschen Ordens in Österreich, war Zinzendorf 1808 vorübergehend dirigierender Staats- und Konferenzminister. "Zinzendorf war ein Vorkämpfer des Freihandels und lehnte den Merkantilismus ab. Seine seit 1782 geführten Tagebücher, die über sechzig Bände umfassen, sind eine bedeutsame kulturgeschichtliche Quelle" (DBE). Zu Zinzendorf, der für die Geschichtsforschung vor allem auf Grund seines zeitlebens geführten Tagebuchs von großem Interesse ist, vgl. Christine Lebeau: Die Tagebücher des Grafen Karl von Zinzendorf. In: Quellenkunde der Habsburgermonarchie (16.-18. Jahrhundert). Ein exemplarisches Handbuch. Hg. v. J. Pauser, M. Scheutz und T. Winkelbauer. Wien 2004 (= MIÖG Ergbd. 44), S. 796-800. - Mit kleinen zeitgen. Registraturvermerken; ohne den erwähnten "Apotheker Conto".

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        The Art of Angling.

      Birmingham: Swinney & Hawkins. [1786]. 12mo. Original paper wrappers sometime rebacked, in custom-made red buckram box with gilt lettering to spine; pp. xii + 108, engraved frontispiece; occasional underlining in ink, wrapper chipped and darkened, very good. Provenance: trangular morocco bookplate of Arthur Howard Thompson, prolific angling collector, to inside cover of box. Fourth edition. Rare in original wrappers.

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        Proefneemingen over de spysverteering van den mensch en van onderscheiden soorten van dieren. Rotterdam, Arrenberg, 1786.

      Original cardboard covers. 8+84+331 pag. With 'Overweegingen' by Jan Sennebier [=Senebier]. Translated from French by J.L. v.d. Wagt. B0185.

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        The Lady's Magazine

      London - G Robinson 1786 - A complete year of The Lady's Magazine. This periodical is aimed at women and contains a selection of music, fiction and informative articles. With plates throughout. Each monthand the supplement is to have four plates including one folding music plate. Every month and the supplement are lacking the pattern plates for making a variety of clothing items and other practical textiles. Understandable that this work is lacking the patterns. Page 112 is misnumbered '122'. Lacking 'Mrs Pope and Mr Lewes in He wou'd be a soldier plate' to December portion. Comprising of January-December 1786 portions as well as the supplement for the year. Scarce to have an entire year in one volume. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, rubbed to the spine, mostly to the head and tail of spine. Loss to the head and tail of spine due to rubbing. Light patches of rubbing to the boards. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned. the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Military antiquities respecting a history of the English army, from the Conquest to the present time. 2 volumes.

      London : printed for S Hooper No 212 High Holborn MDCCLXXXVI MDCCLXXXVIII 1788 1786 - First edition. 2 volumes. 4to. ( 275mm. ) Pp.[3] iv - vi, [1] 2 - 434, plates [14] : [2,] [1] ii - vi, [10], [1] 2- 352, plates [72.] All edges marbled. Volume I title-page and frontispiece both laid down and expertly repaired by the binder, title-page of Volume II similarly repaired and laid down. Occasional very light spotting, the plates are very sharp, clear impressions and are occasionally offset, otherwise a generally clean and bright set with very generous margins. Twentieth century half calf over marbled paper backed board by Bayntun of Bath, the spine with five raised bands, and contrasting red and green morocco title labels respectively, the panels with a gilt trophy tool comprising a military drum, bayonet , bugle , and regimental flag ( ? ) etc ; new plain endpapers. Francis Grose ( 1731 - 1791 ) was an antiquary and draughtsman, in his ealy ife he exhibited tinted drawings of architecture at the Royal Academy, made the acquaintance of Burns in 1789 whilst touring Scotland. He died suddenly at Drumcondra, Dublin when staying with a friend. For more details of Grose see ODNB.

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        Versuch über den Schwindel.

      Berlin, bey Christian Friedrich Voß und Sohn, 1786, 8, XVI, 292 pp., Pappband d.Zt. minimal fleckig, feines Exemplar. Selten - Erste Ausgabe der seinerzeit viel genannten "Abhandlung zur empirischen Seelenlehre. "Mit dieser Schrift entfachte Herz eine lebhafte und nachhaltige psychologische Diskussion." Christoph Maria Lede, Die Grenzgänge des Marcus Herz, p.166.Herz äußert sich darin zu den durch Nervenleiden verursachten "Seelenübeln", bzw. den psychologischen Ursachen für Krankheiten im Allgemeinen.Er beschreibt hier den "Schwindel" als Krankheit des Vorstellungsvermögens, als einen Zustand von Gemütsverwirrung, der aus zu schneller, unwillkürlicher Folge von Vorstellungen entsteht oder aus dem zu langen Verweilen bei einer einzigen Vorstellung. Das Hauptthema des Buches ist somit die Beziehung zwischen Seele und Körper, d.h. eine sozusagen "psychosomatische" Konzeption von Schwindel.Marcus Herz (1747-1803), "berühmter Praktiker aus der zweiten Hälfte des vorigen Jahrhunderts, war zu Berlin am 17.Januar 1747 geboren. Im Alter von 15 Jahren Kaufmannsausbildung in Königsberg, wurde er bald von solchem Wissensdrange erfasst, dass er dem kaufmännischen Berufe entsagte und in Königsberg zu studiren anfing. Er hörte KANT und schon im Jahre 1770 konnte er die philosophische These: "De mundi sensibiles forma et principiis" öffentlich vertheidigen. Darauf kehrte Herz ausgestattet mit Empfehlungsschreiben seines Lehrers KANT an LAMBERT, SULZER, MENDELSOHN nach Berlin zurück, studirte dort Medicin, später in Halle, wo er 1774 mit der "Dis. de varia naturae energia in morbis acutis atque chronicis" promovirte. dann liess er sich in Berlin nieder und war der Erste der Vorlesungen über Experimentalphysik hielt. 1785 wurde der zum Hofrath und Leibarzt des Grafen von Waldeck und 1787 von Friedrich Wilhelm II zum Professor der Philosophie ernannt. Er starb am 20. Januar 1803 an einer Pneumonie. Herz war der Gatte der durch Schönheit und ihren Geist berühmten Henriette Herz, der Begründerin des ersten Berliner Salons. -cf. Pagel, Hirsch III, pp.180-181Als Arzt am jüdischen Krankenhaus in Berlin hat er eine hochangesehene Stellung unter den Berlinern Ärzten eingenommen. Zudem ist er Mitbegründer von Moritz "Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenlehre, der ersten psychologischen Zeitschrift."Professor Gotthard Deutsch of Cincinatti has given an interesting account of the wanderings of the "Prayer of Maimonides" and has shown that "it is the work of Marcus Herz, of Berlin (1747-1803), the friend and physician of Moses Mendelssohn, and was translated into Hebrew by Isaac Euchel, who published it in the Hebrew periodical, Hameassef, Vol. VI, pp.242-244, 1790". -cf. Harry Friedenwald, The Jews and Medicine I, p.28 English translation of this "very lofty and beautiful prayer, pp.28-29 Waller 4394 Dessoir, Geschichte der neueren deutschen Psychologie, pp.233ff.

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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 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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        BROMS -- Album amicorum van ... Broms in een in leer gebonden oblong bandje met ca. 45 bijdragen, uit de jaren 1785-1790.

      Aan de binnenzijde van de leren band in goud de letters ‘Broms'. In enkele bijdragen ook een verwijzing naar Broms als de aangesproken persoon. Ca. 23 bijdragen zijn gedateerd 1786 en allen te Hamburg ingeschreven. Ca. 15 bijdragen zijn gedateerd 1790 en allen te Havre ingeschreven. Zou Broms zijn opleiding in deze twee steden hebben gehad? Uit 1785 zijn twee inschrijvingen: David Hunter in Schotland en Geo. Reynolds uit Ierland die zijn bijdrage te Hamburg schreef. Namen uit Hamburg o.a.: H. Steuart, O. Schultze, dir. B. Mumssen, Johan B. Noelting, Joh. Ronnkamp, J.U. Westerberg (neef?), G.L.C.V. Schävenbach, Henr. Dav. Cordes, Joh. Christ. Engelstoff, J.C. Westphal, Hahn, Johan Daniel Runge. Namen uit Havre: J.J. Taudel, de Mazière, D. Westphalen, L. Breitinger, D.E. Eberstein (‘ami et parent'), Oppenheimber. In 1790 te Parijs: D.J. Michel Oppenheimber. M8290/AA004.

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        18th Century American Will Bequeathing Slaves.

      Campbell County, Virginia. 1786. [African-Americana][Slavery]Baber, Robert. 18th Century American Will Bequeathing Slaves. Campbell County, Virginia: 1786. 13½” x 8¼”. Single leaf, manuscript both sides. Very good minus: old folds, five short tape repairs on back. The last will and testament of plantation owner Robert Baber of Campbell County, Virginia. In it, he provides for the disposition of six female slaves: Tamor, Hannah, Mime, Dilsey, Phyllis and Peg. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Texas Booksellers Association and the Independent Online Booksellers Association and adhere to their rules of ethics. .

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        Transactions in India, from the Commencement of the French War in Seventeen Hundred and Fifty-Six, to the Conclusion of the Late Peace, in Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-Three. Containing a History of the British Interests in Indostan, during a Period of near Thirty Years; distinguished by two Wars with France, several Revolutions and Treaties of Alliance, the Acquisition of an Extensive Territory, and the Administration of Governor Hastings.

      J. Debrett, London., 1786. First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 505. Period (possibly French) binding of quarter red morocco with gilt decoration and rules to spine, red boards, marbled endpapers. The tentative attribution to Moir is made by the British Library, Halkett & Laing and ESTC. An early publication by a now-venerable publisher.Boards slightly rubbed at the edges. Near fine. Scarce.

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        Carte Pour Servir Au Journal de Mr. Le Marquis de Chastellux

      Paris: Dezoteux, 1786. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 7" x 10 3/4" This is a scarce Revolutionary War era map of the Chesapeake Bay region includes parts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Extends from the Ohio River to Portsmouth and identifies Philadelphia along with several important towns, cities, rivers and mountains. It tracks the route taken by Chastellux from Williamsburg to the Alleghany Mountains and back. The map is in good condition with some toning and minor wear along folds. Minor verso repair along left fold. Minor offsetting. Chastellux was a French military officer serving under General Comte de Rochambeau, during the American Revolution. He came to America in 1780 and served with French troops for three years and was the principal liaison between George Washington and the French commander in chief. His work, which included a description of his travels and a record of his recollection of the American War of Independence, is considered one of the first trust-worthy account of life in the United States and accurate account of the War. This is a good example of his work.

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

      Napoli, Giuseppe Maria Porcelli, Collezione di tutti i poemi in lingua napoletana 1786 - 2 volumi. 16mo. pp. 260 + 254. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Prima edizione (First Edition). . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Printed Circular Letter, completed in manuscript: D'Acosta freres, Nantes, 13 October, 1786 to Messieurs D. Deurbroug & fils, Isle Gloriette (Nantes)

      Nantes, 1786 Quarto, 3 pages, plus integral address leaf, short tear along fold to foredge of page three, not affecting text, formerly folded, else a very good, very clean copy. Nantes, the infamous ville des négriers (city of the slavers) was, on the eve of the French Revolution, one of the richest cities in France and one of the most important ports in the kingdom. The slave trade was central to Nantes' maritime economy. By the end of the old regime Nantes merchants were sending out close to forty slave ships a year. The number of slaves transported by Nantes based ships tripled during the years 1783-1792, to 12,000 slaves a year, from 4,000 per year in 1713-1722. In the 18th century and well into the 19th, Nantes alone launched some 1,800 expeditions to buy African captives, hauling more than half a million men and women to the Americas. Slave ships from this port frequently sold their human cargo in Haiti, where plantation owners were often from Nantes, but they also dropped anchor elsewhere in the Caribbean and on the Louisiana coast. The slave trade spawned its own economy in Nantes, and elsewhere, including firms that manufactured the goods destined for barter, textile mills, gun and ammunition makers, glass bead makers, and smiths that made the chains, shackles, spiked collars and other instruments used to control the slaves. The firm of D'Acosta, freres, was one such ancillary firm. The firm made nearly everything in iron used by colonists in the Caribbean, specializing in sugar boilers for sugar mills, but also developed a boiler used on slave ships for preparing what passed for food for the hundreds of slaves crammed on board. The firm also made pipes, cylinders as well as hoes, and other tools including cuffs, collars and all sorts of "sharp tools." The printed circular gives brief promotional description of the firm and their products, the third page carries a list of the types of materials the firm made for the Colonial sugar trade and the slave trade. The letter was sent to another Nantes merchant, located on the Isle Gloriette, one of the ancient islands of Nantes, long since filled in. The letter states that the increase of business beginning in 1784 led the firm to employ every possible means to increase and improve the various items they manufactured. The firm specialized in the manufacture of sugar boilers for the colonies, and announce in this letter the establishment of a boiler foundry, making boilers of the highest quality, "in the form of those of Perigord", but less heavy. The boilers were submitted to various tests, "leave nothing to be desired", and were said to be the strongest that can be made. There follows a description of one of the tests the firm made of their products: We built a furnace in which we placed a dry boiler we burned under wood and charcoal, when a boiler was at the highest degree of heat, absolutely red hot, we threw in it a quantity of water mixed with ice, part of the water was expelled by the force of the heat, but the boiler did not sustain any damage. The firm had confidence that after this successful test, that their excellent boilers would find a ready market. Several testimonials had been received in the past year from Guadeloupe and other places, where the firm's boilers had been seen in use, and the orders for their boilers which resulted spoke for themselves. The firm goes on to assure potential customers that orders would be promptly fulfilled, and planters in the colonies would no longer be exposed to the harm caused by such delays. The firm also discusses an arrangement for lowering the cost of commission, transport, and other fees, thus making their products less expensive. The firm then discusses another product which they had developed, a new design for a boiler used on slave ships, apparently used to cook the food on board ship. The large numbers of slaves, at times as many as 400, plus crew members, and other passengers, likely meant they were in near continuous operation. D'Acosta's new design, in cast iron, would not fail as those made of copper were apparently prone to. The circular states: The inconveniences which often result on slave ships from copper boilers, have induced us to make cast iron boilers, such as the English use. The way we make them assures us of their solidity. The circular ends with a list of all the articles made by D'Acosta, freres for the Colonies, and assures potential customers of the quality of the items and full satisfaction in them. The items manufactured include; sugar mills, both water and mule powered, cylinders for rolling barley, of all proportions and quality, pivots and picks, water hammers, sharp turn tables, collars and copper studs, iron circles of all sizes and quality expressly manufactured for mills, greenhouses, hammers, cast iron tables for mills, cast iron wheels, toothed iron wheels, proportioned to the "compass and square", the same in cast iron and copper, cassava platters, ordinary oven cases, about 1800 liv., oven cases "a la Belin," with their pipes, doors & windows about 4800 liv., iron and cast iron grills of all sizes, sugar boilers from 30 inches up to 60 inches diameter, boilers "a negres", in all sizes, boilers for slave ships, axles, bands of wheels, nails of all kinds for bands, hoes, tools axes, cuffs and all sorts of sharp tools, pipes of all kinds for water, all kinds of iron and cast iron items. See: The Profitability of the Nantes Slave Trade, 1783-1792, Robert Stein, The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Dec. 1975), pp. 779-793, http://ww.jstor.org/stable/2119184

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        Group of four items, manuscript and partially printed pertaining to Nicholas Biddle

      Group of manuscript and partially printed materials, two autograph letters by Nicholas Biddle, author, scholar, statesman and financier, 1786-1844, and some signed drafts.Biddle established the Bank of the United States as a prototype of the modern central banking system. Using the power of the bank to expand and contract the money supply, Biddle played a prominent role in creating a stable currency and in bringing order to the chaotic American marketplace. The collection includes: Biddle, Nicholas, Autograph Letter Signed, Philadelphia February 9, 1831 to Silas E. Burrows, New York, one page, quarto, inscribed on a four page folding lettersheet, old folds, hole in integral address, when opening, postal markings, else in very good clean condition. Letter written to Burrows while Biddle, as stockholder's director, was embroiled in controversy surrounding the Bank of the United States. Biddle replies to Burrows' reported ill health and then touches upon the subject of the Bank: "The vote in the Senate is considered there as a very strong one, and proves much more than the numerical difference would at first indicate. It is so harsh & ungracious & unusual a thing to refuse leave, that many voted for it who are friendly to the Bank and if the bill had been introduced I believe that on its final rejection the vote would have been very nearly if not two thirds of the Senate. I think that there were among those who voted for leave five who would have voted to reject and of the five absentees two certainly & probably three would have been on their side - so that I should think a vote of 30 for the Bank would have been obtainable." Biddle, Nicholas, Autograph Letter Signed, Paris, January 29, 1805, to Nathaniel Cutting, Paris, one page, quarto, inscribed on four page folding lettersheet, postal markings, else in very good, clean condiction. Written while Biddle, was Secretary to General John Armstrong, the American Minister to France. Among the tasks which fell to the American legation at this time was the settlement of the claims of those who had been despoiled by French privateers in the Napoleonic Wars. Biddle, though only 18 at the time, was entrusted with the auditing and payment of these spoliation claims allowed by the French Government, which were to be met out of the Louisiana Purchase Fund. The present letter deals with these matters: "I am directed by General Armstrong to inform you, in reply to your note of the 22d inst. That with regard to the cases of Andrew Dunlap & Joseph White as they do not come before him under the principles of the 10 Art. of the convention he cannot know the amount of the liquidation. He desires me further to mention to you that the claimants will not have long to wait for the issuing of the Bills and that he does not want the books & charts, a list of which you have inclosed to him." Pair of printed drafts, signed by Biddle: United States of America. State of Pennsylvania. The Bank of the United States Philadelhia [Oct 2nd (in mss)] 1837. [Fourteen] Months after date, The President, Directors, and Company of the Bank of the United States, promise to pay at its London Agency to the Bearer, [One Thousand Pounds Sterling] [Phialdelphia: Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co., 1837] engraved draft, accomplished in mansucript, signed by Nicholas Biddle and the cashier of the Bank of the United States. Marked Paid. Small engarved draft, 1/1/1839, drawn on the Bank of the United States, signed by Biddle, paper browned, stained, some loss, mounted on old sheet. References: Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 1 part two, pp. 243-245; Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, vol. 1, p., 94-95

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        Die wahre ursache der baumtrockniss der nadelwälder durch die naturgeschichte der forlphaläne (Phalaena noct. piniperda) erwiesen und durch einige versuche erötert.

      Nuermberg, Valentin Bischoff, 1786. ____ Première édition. Illustré par 3 planches en couleurs. Exemplaire en feuilles, tel que paru. Nissen ZBI*-------*. In-4. Collation : (4), VI, 58 pp., 3 planches h.-t. En feuilles.

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        Gesamtansicht, Ehrenbreitstein, "la forteresse d' Ehrenbreitstein".

      - Kupferstich n. C. Dupuis, 1786, 18 x 27,9 Zu Dupuis siehe Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206. Gesamtansicht der Festung Ehrenbreitstein und der Philippsburg. Blick über den Rhein, rechts die Moselmündung mit einem Teil der Stadtmauer. (Merlo, S. 205).

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        Der kleine Gärtner. [Reklame-Heftchen von Hauswaldt-Kaffee]. Herausgeber: Joh. Gottl. Hauswaldt

      sehr selten! Zustand: Umschlag etw. rissig / kleines Fehlstück am Vorderdeckel Werbeheftchen aus dem Hause Hauswaldt Magdeburg - Aufdruck am Rueckdeckel: Hauswaldtkaffee. Nur aecht mit der Schutzmarke Haus. Bekannt seit ueber 100 Jahren durch seine feinste Qualitaet kraeftigsten Gechmack und groesste Ergiebigkeit. Er ist nicht nur der beste sondern auch der billigste Kaffeezusatz. Johann Gottlieb Hauswaldt. Magdeburg. Braunschweig. Eger (Boehmen). Gegruendet 1786. Robrahn und Co. Magdeburg

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        Traite de la Peche ou l'art de soumettre les poissons a l'empire de l'homme, precede de l'Histoire Naturelle de ces Animaux. Par M. Buchoz, auter differens Ouvrages Economiques.

      A Paris, chez Guillot, Libraire de Monsieur, 1786. - In-16 (16 cm) (2) XX 320 (4) frontespizio con piccola incisione e testatina. Piena pelle, cerniere quasi recise, piatti riquadrati in oro. Ex libris Richard Strachey. Talloncino settecentesco di vendita "Lenoir Libraire" a Kiev (Kiow). Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz (27 gennaio 1731, Metz - 13 gennaio 1807), celebre medico e naturalista francese, divenne dottore in medicina a Nancy nel 1763; naturalista a tutto tondo, oltre alla botanica, si interessò molto di psicologia: fu il primo a trattare le malattie depressive con la musica. Famosi anche i suoi studi etologici. Rarissimo questo suo volume di piscicultura, che avrebbe dovuto avere applicazioni pratiche nella Lorena, dove visse la maggior parte della sua vita. 18mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dizionario Mitologico ovvero della Favola Storico, Poetico, Simbolico ec. In cui esattamente si spiega l'Origine degli Dei, de' Semidei, e degli Eroi dell'antico Gentilesimo, i Misterj, i Dogmi, il Culto, i Sacrifizj, i Giuochi, le Feste, e tutto ciò, che appartiene alla Religione de' Gentili. Ut

      Per Agostino Savioli (Tomi Primo e Secondo) Per Giammaria Bassaglia (Tomi Terzo, Quarto, Quinto e Sesto) - Venezia, VENEZIA 1786 - Dizionario Mitologico ovvero della Favola ITALIANO Sei volumi della seconda metà del '700 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino goffrato, sul dorso talloncini adesivi con catalogazione bibliotecaria, pochi segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, legatura dei Tomi Primo, Quarto e Sesto poco allentata, tagli leggermente bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato, alcune con fori d'insetto, molte con becca. Presentano richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Su Tomo Primo bella antiporta incisa in nero. Tomi Primo, Secondo, Terzo, Quarto, Quinto e Sesto della collana Dizionario Mitologico ovvero della Favola. Opera completa.

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        Géographie moderne Precédée d'un petit traité de la Sphère e du Globe

      Delalain, PARIGI 1786 - Francese Settecentina rilegata in pelle, esemplare ottimamente conservato, leggere abrasioni sulla copertina il dorso decorato e con scritte in oro, interno ottimo con piccole fioriture, lalegatura appare ben salda, tomo II

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