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        Voyage en Pologne, Russie, Suède, Dannemarc, & c. par Mr. Will.m Coxe, Membre du College Royal a l'Universite de Cambridge ( ). Traduit de l'anglais, enrichi de notes & des éclaircissemens nécessaires, & augmenté d'un Voyage en Norvège. Par P.H. Mallet ( ). Ouvrage orné de cartes géographiques, portraits, plans & figures en taille-douce

      Barde, Manget & Compagnie, Genève 1786 - in-8° (200x124 mm); leg. in piena pelle di colore bruno chiaro maculata in bruno scuro; tagli dei piatti finemente decorati in oro, dorso liscio con preziosi decori dorati a formare sei compartimenti, compreso quello ove si trova il titolo dorato su pelle rosso bordeaux, numerazione dei tomi dorata su ovale in pelle verde entro uno dei compartimenti; guardie marmorizzate, tagli di color giallo chiaro; 4 Tomi legati in 2 vol.; pp. VIII-380-(4), 404; 393-(1), 303-(1); ogni tomo ha il suo frontespizio, preceduto dall'occhietto; ill. calc., cornici e fregi xil., 19 carte di tav. incise su rame di cui qualcuna più volte ripiegata: 5 carte (Polonia, Russia, Mar Caspio, Svezia e Danimarca), 7 piante (Mosca, San Pietroburgo, Canale di Vishnei-Voloshok, Stoccolma, Canale di Trolhoetta, Copenhaghen e Canale di Kiel), 4 ritratti (Stanislas-Auguste de Pologne, Catherine II, Pugatchev e Gustave III de Suède) e altre 3 tav. (uccelli, scritture cirilliche e costumi). Interessante opera geografica riportante i resoconti di viaggi effettuati dal Coxe in Polonia, Russia, Svezia, Danimarca e Norvegia, tradotta in francese dal Mallet. Un particolare risalto è dato alla Russia (dalla fine del I tomo all'inizio del III); la parte aggiuntiva relativa alla Norvegia (p. 159 - IV tomo) è stata curata direttamente dal Mallet. William Coxe (1747-1828), è stato uno storico inglese e sacerdote che ha servito come compagno di viaggio e tutore di nobiltà dal 1771 al 1786. Scrisse numerose opere storiche e cronache di viaggio. Ordinato diacono nel 1771, ha lavorato come rettore e poi arcidiacono di Bemerton vicino a Salisbury dal 1786 fino alla sua morte. Paul Henri Mallet (1730-1807), scrittore e traduttore svizzero, è stato professore di lingua e letteratura francese in Danimarca. Rif.: IT\ICCU\IEIE\005989-005990-005991-005992-005993 (5 copie). OCLC, 9997601. Cond.: Leggerissime macchie d'umidità su alcune pp.; opera completa ed in perfette condizioni generali. -- Veau raciné de l'époque, dos lisses à compartiments fil. et fleuronnés dorés (lég. passés, minimes frottements), étiq. de cuir rouge ou vert, coiffes et coupes guillochées dorées, tr. jaunes, (qqs défauts marginaux, qqs lég. souill. et bruniss., mouill. angulaire aux 1ers ff. du t. III). Bel ex. Edition in-8 (après une in-4) de cette traduction par Paul-Henri Mallet de "Travels into Poland, Sweden and Denmark" (Londres 1784) du voyageur et historien anglais William Coxe (1747-1828). Ex. complet des 19 planches gravées sur cuivre dont qqs-unes dépliantes: 5 cartes (Pologne, Russie (1 déchir. rest.), mer Caspienne, Suède & Danemark), 7 plans (Moscou, Saint-Pétersbourg, canal de Vishnei-Voloshok, Stockholm, canal de Trolhoetta, Copenhague & canal de Kiel), 4 portraits (Stanislas-Auguste de Pologne, Catherine II, Pugatchev & Gustave III de Suède) et 3 autres pl. (oiseaux, écriture cyrillique et costumes). L'ouvrage concerne surtout la Russie (fin du t. I, t. II et début du t. III); la partie relative à la Norvège (p. 159 sq. du t. IV) est due au suisse Paul-Henri Mallet (1730-1807), un temps professeur de langue et littér. française au Danemark. -- FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THIS INTERESTING GEOGRAPHICAL WORK SHOWING THE ACCOUNTS OF TRAVELS MADE BY COXE IN POLAND, RUSSIA, SWEDEN, DENMARK AND NORWAY. Very light water stains at some pp .; complete copy, in perfect conditions. 1915g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A course of physico-theological lectures upon the state of the world, from Creation to the Deluge.

      Carlisle: printed by J. Milliken 1786 - 8vo., xxiv + (2) + 383 + (1)pp., original boards, uncut, the boards and paper spine soiled and worn. Internally a fine copy. First and only edition. An interesting thesis which approaches such 19th century subjects as the reconciliation of geological evidence with the traditional Christian belief in the Creation as a single process. It is worth noting that this work was published just eight years before William Paley's View of the evidences of Christianity,> and Paley's name is on the subscribers' list. Other notable subscribers include Joseph Priestley, William Cullen, Richard Price, James Hunter M.D., and Richard Neave, the Governor of the Bank of England. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Longou Poimenikon ton kata Daphnin kai Chloen bibloi tettares cum proloquio de libris eroticis antiquorum. Gli amori pastorali di Dafni e Cloe (in greco).

      ex Regio typographeio, Parmae 1786 - In-4° (cm. 30 x 22.4), pp. (16), LXXIII, (3), 164, medaglia di Polinnia incisa al frontespizio e bella vignetta alla terza carta n.n. seguono la dedicatoria la prefazione di Bodoni e una prolusione sui libri "erotici" del padre teatino torinese Paolo Paciaudi. Stupenda legatura austriaca coeva in piena pelle color nocciola, dorso liscio, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro, ai piatti duplice cornice lineare con all'interno cornice puntinata, tra le due cornici si adagia sinuosamente una terza cornice con motivi a fogliame e puntinati intrecciati, agli angoli piccoli rosoni. Ricca dentelle interna a motivi geometrici. Timbro al verso del piatto superiore di" Krauss Buch binver in Wien". Ex libris nobiliare di Arb. Gattinara. Alla seconda carta n.n. abrasione dovuta a cancellazione di timpbro privato del De Breme. Pregevole edizione in greco, impressa in 150 esemplari su carta azzurra, 10 su carta ducale duplice e 10 su carta d'Annonnay, come il presente. Forse la migliore produzione di un testo in lingua greca della casa Bodoni. Esemplare in stupenda ed elegante legatura stile Impero. Brooks, 314. De Lama, II, p. 40: "Il Renouard preferisce gli esemplari in carta bianca". Fumagalli in L'arte di G. B. Bodoni, p. 46: "Cinquanta [zecchini] se ne dettero per il Longo greco del 1786 di cui si tirarono veramente pochissimi esemplari". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate 315: Petit Heron roux, du Senegal

      Paris: Historie Naturelle Des Oiseaux 1786 - Sheet Dimension: 9.5 x 8 in. Frame Dimension: 18.5 x 16.75 in. Hand-colored copperplate engraving. Francois Nicolas Martinet engraved illustrations of birds for books by some of the most influential ornithologist in 18th-century France. This edition, containing 1,008 images by Martinet, was certainly the most ambitious and comprehensive bird book, which had appeared at the time of it publication. Martinet completed both the original drawings and hand-engraved all of the copperplates. A broad spectrum of birds are shown, including birds native to Europe, as well as exotic tropical birds such as parrots and toucans. Each is rendered in a scientific manner, outlined in yellow border. They are distinctly 18th century in conception and style, generally with a hint of the bird's habitat, such as a tree branch, rock or water.

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        A dictionary of the English language Harrison edition 1786

      London: Harrison & Co., 1786 - First one volume edition of the Dictionary. Often referred to as the "Harrison edition" with his Preface. Contemporary reversed calf, some marking and old repairs, front blank partly adhered to (blank) verso of portrait frontispiece, hinges cracked but bindings good and solid, spine label replaced. Portrait with damp stain to top margin, generally very good with some light age soiling. Folio. 42 x 27 cms [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Resolutions, Acts and Orders of Congress, For the Year 1780, Volume VI

      John Dunlap, by Order of Congress, [Philadelphia] 1786 - 8vp. pp 257, xliii. An unrestored copy in original paper-covered boards. Number "6" written on spine, bookplate of The Pilgrim Society (founded in 1820) on front free endpaper; joints cracked, with small loss at base of spine, but boards still quite secure, pages very clean and partially unopened. Very good. Evans 20079. Includes much important content relating to the Revolutionary War, including the trial of Major Andre, who was hanged as a spy in October 1780. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur la Virginie

      Paris: Barrois, 1786. - 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches). Half-title, folding letterpress table. Fine engraved folding map by S.J. Neele. Early 20th-century half diced calf, gilt. First edition in French from a translation by André Morellet, and first published edition, first printed and issue privately in Paris, 1782 [but 1785]. The only full-length book by Thomas Jefferson to be published during his lifetime, the "Notes on the State of Virginia" was not originally intended for publication. It was written as Jefferson's formal response to inquiries regarding the general features of the state posed by M. Barbé Marbois, a French ambassador to America. Jefferson's comprehensive "Notes " address Virginia's topography, climate, boundaries, population, colleges, government, commerce, agriculture, native Indian tribes, natural history, and many other subjects. The tables include a chart of the "Birds of Virginia," indicating "Catesby's designations" and "popular names." Perhaps the first truly American piece of writing, the "Notes " demonstrate a style and language beholden to no particular European literary ancestors. Elements of Jefferson's political and literary eloquence permeate the book, which he wrote primarily while he was U.S. minister to France. Although he intended the "Notes " only for limited circulation rather than for publication, demand from his friends was so great that Jefferson decided to make them available in book form. Jefferson's "Map of the Country between Albemarle Sound and Lake Erie.", engraved by Neele was first issued with this French edition and published again for the English edition. This is the only map that the Jefferson ever drafted, and one of supreme importance. This map has considerable historical value, serving as primary documentary evidence of the westward movement in Virginia which is recorded cartographically on very few maps. The period between 1750 and 1800 was one of extensive and accelerated migration, which Jefferson's map captures at mid-point between the map that his father, Peter Jefferson, made with Joshua Fry in 1750, and James Madison's map of 1807. Jefferson's familiarity with the heavily populated area of the state resulted in the location of towns and county seats with greater precision than had been achieved previously. Many natural monuments were marked for the first time on a map, including Zane's and Madison's Caves, the Indian Grave, and the Natural Bridge. This pivotal map, furthermore, served as a forum in which Jefferson could not only record with precision the geography of the state, but also make a political statement regarding the proper western boundary of Virginia and the future division of the western lands into five new states. Three of these he labeled simply as "A New State," but two others were named specifically: "Kentuckey" because it was already one of the western counties of Virginia and known by that name, and "Frankland for the area that is now Tennessee. In this way Jefferson's map reflects not just the conventional cartographer's task of mapping the land and its boundaries as they stand, but the excitement of delineating the land as it was envisioned to become. Howes J78; Phillips, p. 984; Virginia in Maps, II-23 . Catalogued by Kate Hunter [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Longou Poimenikon ton kata Daphnin kai Chloen bibloi tettares cum proloquio de libris eroticis antiquorum. Gli amori pastorali di Dafni e Cloe (in greco).

      ex Regio typographeio. In-4° (cm. 30 x 22.4), pp. (16), LXXIII, (3), 164, medaglia di Polinnia incisa al frontespizio e bella vignetta alla terza carta n.n. seguono la dedicatoria la prefazione di Bodoni e una prolusione sui libri "erotici" del padre teatino torinese Paolo Paciaudi. Stupenda legatura austriaca coeva in piena pelle color nocciola, dorso liscio, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro, ai piatti duplice cornice lineare con all'interno cornice puntinata, tra le due cornici si adagia sinuosamente una terza cornice con motivi a fogliame e puntinati intrecciati, agli angoli piccoli rosoni. Ricca dentelle interna a motivi geometrici. Timbro al verso del piatto superiore di" Krauss Buch binver in Wien". Ex libris nobiliare di Arb. Gattinara. Alla seconda carta n.n. abrasione dovuta a cancellazione di timpbro privato del De Breme. Pregevole edizione in greco, impressa in 150 esemplari su carta azzurra, 10 su carta ducale duplice e 10 su carta d'Annonnay, come il presente. Forse la migliore produzione di un testo in lingua greca della casa Bodoni. Esemplare in stupenda ed elegante legatura stile Impero. Brooks, 314. De Lama, II, p. 40: "Il Renouard preferisce gli esemplari in carta bianca". Fumagalli in L'arte di G. B. Bodoni, p. 46: "Cinquanta [zecchini] se ne dettero per il Longo greco del 1786 di cui si tirarono veramente pochissimi esemplari".

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        Abrégé de l'économie politique

      Carlsrouh, chez Michel Macklot 1786 - One volume in small 8vo ; pp. VIII, 51, (5) blank; bound in original decorative paper wrappers, clean and crisp, a near fine copy. Rare second separate edition of the famous writing of this noble German physiocrat. He was in close contact with the French physiocrats, especially Mirabeau and Dupont de Nemours, looking for advice about the best principles to govern his county. The Abrégé was first published in the Ephémérides du Citoyen , and was separately printed and seen through by Dupont de Nemours in 1772. It forms a commendable résumé of the physiocratic doctrine. Kress B 1084, Goldsmiths 13132, Einaudi 3107, Higgs (The Physiocrats) pp. 84-86 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tolondron.

      ondon- R Faulder, 1786 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of this work by Joseph Baretti. Joseph Baretti was an Italian literary critic, poet, writer, translator, linguist and author. Baretti's life was peppered with controversies and this work is no exception, and is a scathing and bitter reply to an attack by English Hispanist John Bowle. In 1785, Bowle had published an attack on Joseph Baretti and his editing of Don Quixote. Bowle himself had published what is now considered the firstscholarly edition of DonQuixote, and complained of its negative reception and the difficulty in its publication and translation. Baretti wrote thisresponse in the following year. Condition: Recently and expertly rebound in half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, in lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Lacks half tile as usual with the rebinding. Pages bright with spotting throughout. Loose newspaper clipping inserted. Ink signature of John Frost to verso of the title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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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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        Resolutions, Acts and Orders of Congress, For the Year 1780

      Printed by John Dunlap, [Philadelphia] 1786 - First edition. Volume VI of the Journals of Congress. Octavo. 257, xliii pp. Very good with a small stain to the upper right corner of the first fourteen leaves, and light scattered spotting. Attractively bound in modern period-style full mottled calf, with the original contemporary dark red morocco spine label. Signed in neat ink by [William?] Livingston on the front free endpaper. The very scarce John Dunlap printing, issued as a companion volume to the annual volume of Proceedings (Journals of Congress, Containing the Proceedings from Jan. 1, 1780-Jan. 1 1781). Both were issued separately as "Volume VI," in the original 13 volume set published from 1777-1788. This volume provides unique insight into the decisive moments of the founding of the United States during the last full year of the Revolutionary War, when Washington regained the military advantage in the North, Congress struggled to gain control over the fiscal crisis, and the British gained the upper hand in the South. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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