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

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        Dreyhundert auserlesene amerikanische gewaechse nach linneischer ordnung.

      Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung, 1786-1789. 6 parts bound in 3 volumes. 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. 72, with 300 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates [Together with:] ZORN, J. Auswahl schoener und seltener Gewächse als Fortsetzung der Amerikanischen Gewächse. Nürnberg, im Verlag der Raspeschen Handlung, 1795-1798. 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. 1-58; 33-52; 53-68. 5 parts bound in 3 volumes. With a handcoloured engraved frontispiece plate and 250 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform calf, spines with yellow gilt lettered label (one volume with skilful repair at head of spine, some slight wear to bindings). A fine copy of this great classic on the botany of the West Indies and Central America, together with the 3 supplementary volumes which are of the greatest rarity. In 1763 Jacquin's "Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia", was published of which only 3 coloured copies exist. 17 years later a larger edition appeared with original watercolours of which only 18 copies were printed. In order to make this important publication available to a larger public Zorn published the present 8vo edition with handcoloured plates on a reduced format. Although not as rare as the coloured Jacquin edition it is also very scarce. The work is the result of Jacquin's travels in the West-Indies and tropical America in 1754-59. The first volume is dated 1789 and is a reissue of the 1785 edition. The numbering of the pages of the second work is erratic but agrees with Stafleu and Cowan and is complete. Junk Rara I, p. 15; Nissen BBI, 2204 and 2205; Stafleu and Cowan 18.748 and 18.749.

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      1786. SAVARY, Claude Etienne. LETTRES SUR L'EGYPTE, ou l'on offre le parallele des moeurs anciennes & modernes de ses habitans, ou l'on decrit l'etat, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement, l'ancienne Religion du pays, & la descente de S. Louis a Damiette, tiree de Joinville & des Auteurs Arabes, avec Cartes Geographiques. Paris: Chez Onfroi, Libraire, 1786. Second edition, revised and corrected. In three volumes: xii, 396; [iv], 396; [iv], 304pp. Illustrated with four folding, engraved plates: three maps, and one plan of the interior of the Great Pyramid. 8vo., contemporary full calf, lettered in gilt to spine, decorative stamping in gilt to spine and to the fore-edges of the boards, top edge stained. The volumes are quite clean, showing only occasional light foxing; bookplate to front pastedown. One map has a careful paper repair to the reverse. The gilt to the spine has dulled and is worn away in places; there is some rubbing to joints and extremities. Still a lovely and attractive set of Savary's survey of ancient and contemporary Egypt, which is notable for its quotation of scarce and almost unknown Arabic writers. (Brunet).

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        Apologie der Illuminaten

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Nürnberg), Grattenauer 1786.. 374 S. Pappband d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

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        A Front view of the Harbour of Carneage, distant about one league in the Island of St Lucia, middle of the Bay bearing about East.

      John Walker, London, 1786. Hand coloured aquatint with wide margins in fine condition. 19 x 12"

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        Utkast til en historia om kongl.

      Södermanlands regemente. I-VI. Sthlm, P. A. Brodin respektive J. A. Carlbohm, 1786-94. 8:o. (12),82,(1) + (2),146 + (2),132 + (2),142 + (2),212 + (2),180 s. Med grav. titelvinjetter. + Observation för en partigångare eller officerare, som skall recognoscera landet eller fiendens läger. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1784. 8:o. 20 s. Sex samtida ngt nötta stänkdekorerade hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade ryggar och infärgade svarta titelfält. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen till del VI med den felaktiga beteckningen "5" samt bortskrapat titelfält. Inlagorna bitvis lätt lagerfläckiga och del III-IV delvis med stor fuktrand. Titelbladet till del II med lagning. Ett fåtal marginalanteckningar i blyerts av L. F. Rääfs hand. Med A. A:son Hülphers namnteckning och L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Setterwall 5208. Essén Sörmländsk bibliografi s. 46. Allt som utkom av denna den första utgivna regementshistoriken i Sverige. Enligt anteckningar i E. M. Fants exemplar av arbetet var författarna överste Stjernros (I-VI), sekreterare Ehrenheim (I), A. Modeer (I-V), G. A. von Siegroth (I-V), sekreterare Brannius (I-VI) och P. Sundstrand (III). Arbetet sträcker sig till år 1770 och innehåller en mängd information om regementets historia samt biografiska notiser. Det anonyma andra arbetet, som är medbundet efter del I av historiken, är en handbok i rekognoscering. Handelsmannen i Västerås Abraham Abrahamsson Hülphers (1734-98) är en av de flitigaste och mest betydelsefulla topografiska författarna i Sverige under 1700-talet. De delar av hans stora bibliotek som inte skänktes till Västerås stiftsbibliotek såldes på auktion 1805, ett årtal som sammanfaller med L. F. Rääfs studietid i Uppsala. Av Rääfs efterlämnade bibliotek att döma gjorde han stora förvärv vid detta tillfälle

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        An Inquiry into the Secondary Causes Which Mr. Gibbon has Assigned for the Rapid Growth of Christianity

      Edinburgh: Printed by Murray & Cochrane. For T. Cadell., 1786 First edition. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked and recornered in recent calf, gilt flat spine with burgundy morocco label. . Quarto. With the printed presentation leaf to Richard Bishop of Worcester, before the title-page. Verso of title-page with two old rubberstamps of St. Andrews University, one for deaccession. A very good copy. David Dalrymple, third baronet, Lord Hailes (1726-1792) was a Scottish advocate, judge, and historian. His best known work was his Annals of Scotland (1776-9). In the present work, he attacked Gibbon over his account of the effect of Christianity on the decline of the Roman empire. Controversial when it was published, it was a minor blow in the ongoing controversy between theological traditionalists such as Hailes and more liberal thinkers, led by David Hume.

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        Notizie genealogiche storiche critiche e letterarie del cardinale cinzio personeni da ca passero aldobrandini nipote di clemente viii. s.p... bergamo, locatelli, 1786.

      Pp. xii, 165 (3). Con una grande tavola genealogica rip. f.t. Unito a: PERSONENI ANGELO. Osservazioni sopra la epistolografia di Francesco Parisi in difesa ed in confronto delle notizie del cardinale Cinzio Personeni da Ca Passero Aldobrandini... In Bergamo, Locatelli, 1788. Pp. 65 (1). Due opere in un volume di cm. 27, legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Non ci è dato sapere se quest'edizione dovesse comprendere un ritratto. Bell'esemplare, fresco, marginoso (in barbe) e stampato su carta forte. Vasto lavoro storico-biografico sulla figura del cardinale Personeni nato in Valle Imagna, nel territorio bergamasco.

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        Ein Beytrag zur Verbesserung der Leibeigenschaft.

      Nebst der genauesten Berechnung eines Liefländischen Haakens. (Riga, Hartknoch?), 1786. 8vo. 310 pp. Some spotting and minor stains in margin. Worn contemporary paper boards. Owner's signature on front paste down. Winkelmann 3993. First edition of von Jannau's most important work, in which he sharply criticized serfdom in the Baltic region. In his writing he advocated enlightened absolutism and the improvement of the lives of the serfs through gradual reforms, such as reduction of the corvée, the establishment of state supervision and guardianship over the peasants, and the expansion of the peasant school system. His book strongly influenced for instance Kotzebue and Garlieb Merkel. But, because of his views, he also came in conflict with the landowners and the German aristocracy is Livonia. Heinrich Johann von Jannau (1753-1821), was a livonian priest, historian and publicist, from an old Bohemian family. He was born in Holstres (Holtstfershof) in Livonia and studied first in Riga Cathedral School, under the leadership of Johann Gottfried Herder, and then in Göttingen, where he was influenced by the enlightenment through A. L. von Schlözer. He worked as pastor in P lva from 1776 to 1779 and in Laiuse (Lais) from 1779 to 1821

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        CARON de.

      Figaros giftermaal eller den gale dag. Et lystspil i fem acter. Oversat, og indrettet til den danske skuepladses brug, af Rahbek. Köpenhamn, J. F. Schultz, 1786. 8:o. (16),148 s. Ngt nött samtida marmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och blåsvart titeletikett. Röda snitt. Småskavanker på pärmarna. Lätt solkad på några ställen. Enstaka småfläckar. Titelbladet marginellt beskuret i yttre marginalen. Liten reva i nedre marginalen på s. 65 och 89. Med K. J. Hornemanns namnteckning. Fint ex.. Bibliotheca danica IV:389. Detta är den andra danska översättningen. Den utfördes av Knud Lyne Rahbek. Den första översättningen utkom 1785

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        The History of England ( From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to The Revolution of 1688 - Complete in 8 Volumes - Plus Smollett's Continuation in 5 Volumes )

      T. Cadell, 1786. Hardcover. Good. T. Cadell, London 1786. Original binding. Full leather with marbled endpages and gold lettering at the spine. Complete Hume's History of England in 8 volumes. Together with Smollett's History of England being a continuation of Hume complete in 5 volumes. J.F. Dove, London 1822. Book Condition Hume: Good, shelf wear at the edges, rounded corners, minor foxing, books are tight and square, tight spines, loose boards on 3 volumes of Hume and 2 volumes with disconnected boards. Book Condition Smollett: Very Good+, light shelf wear, clean endpaper and pages, tight spines, rubbing on the boards.

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        First Lines of Physiology by the Celebrated Baron Albert Haller M D Translated from the Correct Latin Edition, Printed Under the Inspection of William Cullen M D. Two volumes bound as one

      London: Charles Elliot. Worn condition. Boards loose. Wear to boards. Text-block split but holding. Rep excised. Contents otherwise good. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1786. Reprint. Brown hardback full-leather cover. 288, 278pp :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") .

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1786. In Three Volumes. The Fourth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (205 × 127 mm). Contemporary calf rebacked to style, dark brown morocco labels, reddish-brown edge stain. Contemporary ownership inscriptions to title pages and underlining in ink. Boards a little rubbed and scuffed with wear to the corners, occasional light spotting to contents. A very good set. Fourth edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange … The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control" (PMM). "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB).

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        Enthüllung des Systems der Weltbürger-Republik. In Briefen aus der Verlassenschaft eines Freymaurers. Wahrscheinlich manchem Leser um zwantzig Jahre zu spät publiziert

      Rom (d. i. Leipzig, Göschen), 1786.. XVI, 460 S., 1 Bl., 2 w. Bll. Pappband d. Zt.

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        The Post-Chaise Companion: or, Travellers Directory through Ireland...Forming An Historical & Descriptive Account of the Kingdom

      Dublin.: W. Wilson.. 1786.. Black and white frontispiece and plates, large folding tipped in map (approximately 16 1/2 x 13 inches), marbled endpapers, xlii+534pp, index, 8 x 5 inches, newly rebound with leather spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards (hardbound). Previous owner's name in ink on title page, faint offsetting / toning to a few text pages; plates and map in excellent condition: strong impressions throughout. Features frontispiece picturing a Post-Chaise drawn by two horses, three folding plates (The Giant's Causeway; A Plan of the Lakes of Killarney; The Waterfall of Poll A-Phuca. Folding Map: "Wilson's New & Accurate Map of the Roads of Ireland" dated May 1, 1786. On the title page, the following description is provided: "Containing a new and Accurate Description of the direct and principal Cross Roads with particulars of the Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Seats, Cities, Towns, Parks, Natural Curiosities, Antiquities, Castles, Ruins Manufactures, Loughs, Glens, Harbours, &c. &c. Forming an Historical & descriptive Account of the Kingdom to which is added, a Dictionary of Alphabetical Tables Shewing the Distance of all the Principal Cities, Boroughs, Market and Sea Port Towns, in Ireland from each other." An Introduction precedes a 6 page List of Subscribers, following which is a 14 page Description of the City of Dublin. The Companion proper describes the "Great and Direct Roads Measured from the Castle of Dublin." Presumed first edition of an intriguing guidebook in excellent condition. .

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        Mémoires sur la fortification perpendiculaire. Par plusieurs officiers du Corps Royal du Génie. Paris, Nyon, 1786. 2 Bll., 290 S., 1 Bl. Mit 16 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln. 4°. Ldr. d. Zt. mit gold- und blindgepr. Deckelfileten sowie goldgepr. RTitel (Ecken u. Kanten etw. bestoßen).

      Poggendorff I, 783.- Erste Ausgabe.- Streitschriften des Generals Fourcroy de Ramecourt und des Ingenieur-Majors Grenier gegen das Werk des französischen Generals Marquis de Montalembert 'La fortification perpendiculaire' über Befestigungsbau.

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      Philadelphia. Jan. 20, 1786.. [1]p. manuscript document, 9 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches, with the original seal of the Society affixed by ribbon. Old folds. Near fine. The original manuscript certificate naming Dr. James McHenry a member of the American Philosophical Society, the first learned society in America, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin and others. The document is notable for being signed in manuscript by Benjamin Franklin as President of the American Philosophical Society. Franklin served in that role from 1769 until his death in 1790, but due to his prolonged absences from America in the 1770s and '80s, while he was away in Great Britain and France, very few official documents from American organizations he headed or of which he was a member carry his signature. The certificate is additionally signed by three vice-presidents of the Society, as well as four secretaries. James McHenry had garnered fame for his efforts during the Revolution, especially as a surgeon in the early years of the conflict, and it is likely for his medical contributions that he was made a member of the American Philosophical Society. Such original manuscript certificates electing members to the American Philosophical Society are quite rare, those signed by Benjamin Franklin as President are very rare and desirable indeed. James McHenry (1753-1816) was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland and educated in Dublin. He emigrated to America in 1771 and studied medicine with Dr. Benjamin Rush in Philadelphia. McHenry volunteered for military service on behalf of the colonies when hostilities with England broke out in 1775, and was assigned to a hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In August 1776 he was named surgeon to the 5th Pennsylvania Battalion, and was captured at Fort Washington on Manhattan in November 1776, along with two thousand other American troops. He was paroled two months later, but was effectively under "house arrest" in Philadelphia and Baltimore until he was formally exchanged for British prisoners in March 1778. McHenry was then named senior surgeon of the "Flying Hospital" at Valley Forge, and was quickly made a secretary to George Washington. It was at this time that he forged close friendships with Washington and Alexander Hamilton that lasted for decades. McHenry served as Washington's assistant for two and a half years, without rank or pay, until he was transferred to Lafayette's forces as aide-de-camp in August 1780. He was made a major, and was at Yorktown in October 1781 before leaving the army in December of that year. McHenry was a founding member of the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783. McHenry was politically active in his home state of Maryland for much of the 1780s and '90s. He served intermittently as a local justice of the peace, held a seat in the Maryland State Senate from 1781 to 1786 and again from 1791 to 1796, and in the Maryland Assembly from 1789 to 1791. He represented Maryland in the Confederation Congress in 1783-86, and also at the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787, where he kept extensive notes that serve as a valuable record of the debates on the creation of the U.S. Constitution. A staunch Federalist, McHenry was intimately involved in helping George Washington fill political patronage positions, and in 1796 he was selected by Washington as the nation's third Secretary of War. He worked to reorganize the army in the late 1790s, and Fort McHenry in Baltimore is named for him. Disputes with John Adams led him to resign his post as Secretary of War in 1800, and he retired to his estate, Fayetteville, outside Baltimore. McHenry published a Baltimore directory in 1807. ANB 15, pp.80-82. DAB XII, pp.62-63.

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

      London: W. Bent, 1786. Second edition. Boards. Contemporary boards rebacked, printed paper spine label. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 283 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Seven copper-engraved fold-out plates, and engraved frontispiece. John Whitehurst of Derby, a clock maker, engineer and scientist made clocks for Matthew Bolton. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1779. He contributed to the evolution of geology as a major science. Benjamin Franklin, Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgewood were collaborators in geological investigation, and he sent Franklin an outline of this work, propounding a theory to enable geologists to predict which rocks might exist beneath those close to the surface, including detailed section diagrams through the strata in Derbyshire as part of his evidence. Whitehurst was the eldest member of The Lunar Society and introduced Joseph Wright of Derby to the Lunar circle. Preliminary leaves, title page and first few text pages foxed, balance of text predominately clean with marginal foxing of last leaves, extremities and corners worn, binding firm and tight.

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        Anecdotes of painting in England; with some account of the principal artists; and incidental notes on other arts; collected by the late Mr. George Vertue; and now digested and published from his original MSS. by Mr. Horace Walpole [with] A catalogue of engravers, Who have been born, or resided in England; digested by Mr. Horace Walpole From the Mss. of Mr. George Vertue; To which is added An Account of the life and works of the latter

      London: printed for J. Dodsley, Pall Mall, M.DCC.LXXXVI. [1786]. Near Fine-. Complete in four volumes, with an additional fifth volume, A Catalogue Of Engravers: vols. 1, 2 and 3 are the 'fourth edition, with additions,' vol. 4, a third edition, issued the same year; vol. 5, a second edition. Small 8vo's, uniformly rebound: [4], xiv, [2], 288 (p .27 misnumbered 72, p. 268 misnumbered 286), [32]; [4], 286, [82]; [4], 291, [13]; [3], vix (p. iv misnumbered vi, p. 222 misnumbered 122), 316 (with 'On Modern Gardening,' pp. 247-316), [20]; [4], 306, [6]pp, with unpaginated supplements, appendices and indices at the end of each vol. and a total of 58 full-page plates engraved on card stock. Red half-morocco and marbled boards (c. 1890), the spines richly gilt in six compartments divided by raised bands, brown title and numbering labels, top edges gilt, matching marbled end papers. An excellent set, the joints only lightly rubbed, the bindings tight and secure, with the usual offsetting from the plates and scattered foxing throughout, although the excellent impressions are clean and fresh. ESTC Citation Nos. T63192 and T63194. Hazen Strawberry Hill, p. 65. Late in life, Walpole described the Anecdotes as ‘the only thing I ever published of any use.' It was mainly based on the archives (40 volumes of manuscripts relating to English painters, sculptors, engravers, and architects ) he purchased from the widow of the engraver George Vertue in 1758, which Walpole wrote contained ‘an infinite quantity of new and curious things.' (ODNB)

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        Pharmacopoea Gandavensis Nobilissimi Senatus justus Renovata

      Gandavi,: Typis Judoci Begyn,, 1786 (= 1787).. [10], 466, [ii] pp. 4to (20 x 24.5 cm.). Modern blind wrappers. Bound with: ORDONNANTIE van Heer ende Weth der Stad Gend, op den TAUX der Droguen en Medicamenten, Raelende de Pharmacie van de Apothecarissen der voorzeyde Stad. Tot Gend, By Judocus Begey, gezwooren Stads-Drukker (1787). [iv], 44, [iv] pp. An interesting municipal pharmacopoea, published by order of the Collegium Medici Gandensis under the editorship of the pharmacists J. de Bever, A.D. Goormachtigh, G. van den Haute, and J. de Vos. The popolar names of the Materia Medica also give in Dutch. This was the last of a series of the municipal pharmacopoeasof Gent. The first was published in 1653 as 'Antidotarium Gandavensis", followed by an edition in 1663, and in 1756 as 'Pharmacopoea Gandavensis'. This is the last municipal pharmacopoea published in Belgium, and new was that the names of the Materia Medica are given in both Latin and Dutch.-(A number of leaves slightly browned; partly foxed).

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        History of the voyages and discoveries made in the North. Tranlsated from the German of John Reinhold Forster, I. U. D. and elucidated by several new and original maps

      Hardcover. Very Good. G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1786. 1st edition. Rare. hardcover. full calf. new matching spine professionally added to later backed original boards. gilt borders to boards. gilt ruled spine and gilt lettering on maroon spine label. new endpages. 489pp + index. two fold-out maps. 4to. Very good. minor spotting to pages, heavier on edges of maps. majority of pages bright, clean and tight. some edge-wear, chipping and rubbing to original onlaid boards. a lovely binding. An important historical work outlining expeditions searching for the north-west and north-east passages.

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        De secretariis basilicae vaticanae veteris, ac novae libri ii. praemittitur syntagma de secretariis ethnicorum, ac veterum christianorum apud graecos et latinos. accedunt disquisitiones i. de cellis gregorianis. ii. de bibliotheca basilicae vaticanae. iii. de circo caii, et neroni. iiii. de aedibus rotundis s. petronillae et d.n. mariae febrifugiae v. de monasteriis vaticanis, et lateranensibus sequitur sylloge veterum monumentorum. romae, ex officina salvioniana ad lyceum sapientiae, 1786.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 30, pp. 2132 complessive a numerazione continua. Frontespizi incisi elegantemente in rame con belle vignette, 19 bellissime tavole, 18 più volte ripieg. f.t. (di mappe, varia iconografia della basilica, iscrizioni etc...), 3 grandi prospetti ripieg. f.t., 8 figure n.t, bellissimi capolettera e finalini incisi in rame. Legatura d'attesa in carta colorata con titoli su etichette ai dorsi. Solo un paio di piccole gore chiare marginali, ma esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, a fogli chiusi. Francesco Cancellieri (1751-1826), di Roma, fu archeologo di grande erudizione e scrittore dalla vasta produzione scientifica. Quest'opera, decisamente la migliore, delinea la storia della basilica vaticana arricchendola con interessanti descrizioni di chiese, monumenti, documenti ed antiche iscrizioni. Armando Petrucci in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, (17, 738) parla di fonte storica ancora oggi assai utile. Così Brunet (I, 1531): ""Ouvrage le plus considérable de son savant auteur"". Raro e ricercato. Cfr. anche Graesse, II, 31.

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        Manuscript portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean, including Western Europe,South America, and West Africa

      Portugal: Manoel Jose Vianna, 1786. A RARE AND MAGNIFICENT EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PORTOLAN CHART OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN Manuscript chart on vellum: 33 7/8" x 26 3/4" Oporto, signed "Manoel Joze Vianna a Fes no Porto," 1786 . Book.

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        Vue de L'Ile Borabora

      Louis-Isidore Duperrey (1786-1865)View from Voyage autour du Monde... Historie du VoyageParis: 1822-25Hand-colored engraving12 ¾" x 9 ½"; 22" x 18 ½" framedThe only other Europeans besides the English to play a significant part in mapping the Pacific including New Zealand's coastline and were the French. From 1800 to 1840, there were ten major French voyages to Australia and the Pacific.  The main purpose of these was scientific, however there was also an unspoken goal of discovering where France might carve out an empire of her own in the South Pacific.In addition to the vast collections of specimens and scientific data that were brought back, these voyages were distinguished by the publication of the most sumptuous collections of engravings noting not only the native plants and animals, but also the geography of the land and nature of its inhabitants.  Scientists, artists and engravers-attached to the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris were paid by the French Government and worked over many years to produce these extraordinary documentations of each voyage.Of great note is the expedition lead by Lois-Isidore Duperrey on the vessel named Coquille which left Toulon August 11, 1822 and arrived in Marseilles on March 24, 1825.  Duperrey joined the navy in 1802, and served as marine hydrologist to Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet aboard the Uranie (1817-1820), a previous expedition that had earned Duperrey praise and granted him the opportunity to command his own ship on what would become one of the greatest French expeditions to the Pacific. Duperrey proceeded to the Pacific by way of Brazil and Cape Horn.  Stops were made along the coats of Chile and Peru, and in the Society, Gilbert , Marshall and Caroline islands. Other islands visited included the Tuamoto, Archipelago, Tahiti, Tonga and Rotuma.  The expedition also made important exploratory visits to Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand, where the Maoris were visited.  The entire voyage took almost three years.By far the greatest contributions of the expedition were scientific, cartographic, and ethnographic.  1200 Insects, 288 fishes, 264 birds, 63 reptiles and quantities of plants were collected and beautifully described and reproduced in the exquisitly colored plates of the several atlases of Voyage autour du Monde.  Recordings were made on Polynesian languages, costumes, weapons and religious artifcats.  Duperrey is given credit for discovering the Caroline and Gilbert islands, and for correcting errors in earlier charts of the Society Islands.  Duperrey's also continued to explore the French interest in Tahiti and the Society Islands, which culminated in their annexation by France.  His expedition also proved to be a catalyst for French missionary endeavors in the South Pacific to contest with Protestant Englishmen.  His explorations of Australia and New Zealand were less significant politically, since the British opposed any French settlement there.  Nonetheless, this largely scientific endeavor opened the door to a much more aggressive French policy in the South Pacific.

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        The Art of Angling and Compleat Fly-Fishing

      Birminghamand London- M. Swinney and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1786 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive example of this important early text on fishing. Fourth edition. 'Describing the different kinds of fish, their haunts, places of feeding, and retirement; with an account of the generation of fishes and observations on the breeding of carp. 'This influential work is one of the earliest books to include directions for fly-fishing and instructions for making artificial flies. With a frontispiece showing a bucolic angling scene. Condition: Expertly rebound in a quarter calf binding with gilt decoration to spine and marbled paper covered boards. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Very slight loss to one cornerof,and a small closed tear to, frontis, and a larger closed tear to one page of text. Generally bright but with slight marks to title page and rear few pages, and an ink mark to final page. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Observations sur la Virginie, Par M. J***. Traduites de l'Anglois

      French translation by the Abbé André Morellet. Paris: chez Barrois l'ainé, 1786. Octavo. (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches). Half-title, 4pp.errata. 1 folding letterpress table, 1 folding engraved 'Map of the country between Albermarle Sound and, Lake Erie, comprehending the whole of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, with parts of several other of the United States' by Samuel Neale, uncoloured and printed on two joined sheets (as issued). Contemporary French marbled calf, the covers bordered with single blind fillets, the flat spine divided into eight unequal compartments by gilt double fillets, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others variously tooled with small tools and floral tools, marbled endpapers (minor wear to the head and foot of the spine), contained in a recent leather-backed cloth box, 'spine' tooled and lettered in gilt. A fine unsophisticated copy of the first published edition of this enduring American classic, with Jefferson's highly important map in its first state. This is the rare Paris edition of the French translation of Jefferson's 'Notes on the State of Virginia'. The first edition of Notes... was printed privately for Jefferson in 1785 in an edition of 200 copies, which he distributed to personal friends. Initially, Jefferson had resisted the idea of publishing the work so that it could reach a larger audience. However, the widespread interest the book aroused soon led to rumors that a pirated edition would appear, and to forestall this, regular published editions came out with his blessing in French (the present work, Observations... translated by the Abbe Morallet and published in Paris in 1786) and in English (London, 1787) soon followed by an American edition (Philadelphia, 1788.) The work ultimately went through several dozen editions before his death, and remains in print today. This is the only book-length work published during Jefferson's lifetime and is a cornerstone of any collection of printed Americana. The first private edition is virtually unobtainable, making this edition not only the first published edition, but also the first which is even remotely obtainable. The map, here in its first state, is an important document in its own right and was engraved by Samuel J. Neale in London from a drawing produced (at the urging of Morallet) by Jefferson himself specifically for this edition. "The Abbe engaged me to make a map ... It is on a single sheet 23 inches square, and very closely written ... tho' it is on the scale of only an inch to twenty miles ... I answer for the exactness of the reduction. I have supplied some new places. Tho' the first object which induced me to undertake it was to make a map for my book, I soon extended my view to the making as good a map of those countries as my materials would admit" (Jefferson, letter to Edward Bancroft). Coolie Verner goes into the details of the production of the map: Neele completed the initial engraving on 21 December 1786 and immediately despatched the printing plate with proofs to Paris. Unfortunately, a problem with the original drawing meant that there were numerous errors in the printing plate. Jefferson corrected a proof which was given, together with the printing plate to the Parisian engraver Guillaume Delahaye. The engraver corrected the errors and was able to deliver 250 proofs to Jefferson on 24 March 1787. This first impression was printed on thick paper and was hand-coloured in outline, the paper was too thick to allow for the map to be folded and copies were eventually offered for sale as individual maps - this much is known from correspondence and contemporary advertisements, but no examples of this impression are currently known to exist. After Delahaye completed his work he delivered the printing plate to the publisher Barrois. Jefferson asked Barrois to arrange for the printing of 200 copies of the map on thinner paper so that it could be inserted in copies of the private edition of his Notes... 200 copies of this second impression were printed in April 1787, on two joined sheets and hand-coloured in outline. The present third impression of the first state was printed for Barrois for inclusion in the Observations... : it was limited to about 1150 copies, on to joined sheets like the second impression but uncoloured. The printing plate subsequently returned to London where John Stockdale added his imprint to the foot of the plate and printed the second issue in two impressions: the first of 1,025 examples in July 1787 (on a single sheet of light weight paper, hand-coloured in outline) and the second in March 1788 in an impression of about 300 uncoloured copies. Jefferson originally wrote the Notes... in response to a series of queries sent to him by the French diplomat Francois Barbe-Marbois, composing them after the defeat of the British at Yorktown in 1781. On the urging of their mutual friend, the distinguished French soldier and scientist, the Marquis de Chastellux, he later expanded his responses into a series of twenty-three essays on every aspect of his native state; geography, landforms, products, agriculture, climate, population, armed forces, Indians, towns, laws, religion, manners, and history. The Notes... are vastly informative, but they were also a mirror of Jefferson's tastes and personality. J. M. Edelstein noted, "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the Notes, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." Clark I:262; Degrees of Latitude 72, state 1; Howes J78; Sabin 35895; Sowerby IV, pp.301-30; Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps p.92; Vail 746; Coolie Verner 'Mr. Jefferson's Map' in Imago Mundi XIV (1959) pp.96-108.

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

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

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        Bref till en tysk prinsessa, i åtskilliga physiska och philosophiska ämnen.

      Öfversättning. I-III. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1786-87. 8:o. (14),XXXII,(2),316,(1) s. & 5 utvikbara grav. plr + (12),360 s. & 3 utvikbara grav. plr + (14),360,(1) s. & 6 utvikbara grav. plr. Med författarens grav. porträtt som vinjett på första titelbladet. Tre dekorativa men ngt nötta samtida marmorerade hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar och gröna titel- och bruna deltiteletiketter. Röda snitt. Det tredje bandets titeletikett aningen avvikande i färgen. Genomgående med spridda småfläckar och enstaka samtida rättelser i bläck i texten. Liten reva överst på s. 39 i första delen och i nedre marginalen på första planschen i tredje delen. En fläck i texten har orsakat liten textförlust på s. 302 i tredje delen. Fint ex. med Ludvig Manderströms och J. F. Linderskölds namnteckningar. Bladet med bokbindaranvisningar saknas i första delen.. En andra upplaga av den svenska översättningen utkom 1793-97. Författarens levnadsteckning återfinns i början av första delen. Översättare var G. H. de Rogier. Leonhard Euler var sannolikt sin tids mest ansedda och berömda matematiker och fysiker. Han var i huvudsak verksam i St. Petersburg och Berlin. Första utgåvan "Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie" trycktes i S:t Petersburg 1768-72. Med titelns prinsessa avses en kvinnlig släkting till Fredrik den store. Euler hade flera år tidigare givit henne lektioner och det var på dessa som texten baserades. Boken blev snabbt populär och utkom i många upplagor på franska, tyska, ryska, engelska och holländska

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        [Estampes pour servir l'histoire des plantes]

      Paris: [circa 1786). 2 volumes, broadsheet. (21 7/16 x 15 7/16 inches). Engraved throughout, without title and text (as issued). Frontispiece of the first meeting of the "Académie royale des sciences" by and after Sebastien le Clerc, 319 engraved plates by Nicolas Robert, Abraham Bosse and Louis de Chatillon after Nicolas Robert and de Chatillon, with occasional engraved additions and alterations by Jean Marchant, all numbered in pencil, 16 without captions. Contemporary marbled calf gilt, covers with double-fillet borders and centrally-placed royal arms of Louis XVI of France, expertly rebacked to style, spines in eight compartments with raised bands, bands highlighted with roll-tool, red morocco lettering- piece in the second compartment, blue morocco lettering-piece in the third, the other compartments with decorative repeat pattern of large central flower spray tool surrounded by small tools and foliage corner- pieces rebacked, expert repairs to corners. "The finest collection of flower engravings made during the seventeenth century" (Blunt). This very rare complete collection of engravings is by or after Nicolas Robert, the greatest botanical artist of the seventeenth century. Together, the plates form a valuable and unique record of plants in cultivation in the second half of that century."The Recueil des plantes was judged by the master flower painter Gerard van Spaendonck to be the most beautiful botanical work ever published" (Oak Spring Flora). Hunt writes that the plates to this work "rank among the best botanical engravings ever produced." The work was never formally published or offered for public sale. The present copy was given as a Royal gift in about 1786 and is bound in a binding bearing the French Royal arms. Notably, it includes the important frontispiece (not always present) by and after Sebastien Le Clerc, depicting Louis XIV visiting a meeting of the Académie Royale des Sciences. Subsequent to its gift in the 18th century, this copy entered the great natural history library of the Earls of Derby at Knowsley Hall. "Nicolas Robert (1614-85) must ever be remembered for three important contributions to botanical art: - for the famous Guirlande de Julie, for his flower paintings on vellum for Gaston, and Louis XIV; and for [the present work] - the finest collection of flower engravings made during the seventeenth century. Robert's name first occurs as an illustrator of a small book of etchings of flowers entitled Fiori Diversi (Rome: 1640). His father was an inn-keeper at Langres, and the circumstances in which the young man made the journey to Italy remain unknown; but he must already have made some reputation for himself, for the following year he was chosen to illustrate a book of unusual interest and importance, the Guirlande de Julie ... Before [the baron de] Sainte-Maure set out for the wars, he had given his fiancée [the witty, beautiful and virtuous Julie d'Angennes, daughter of Madame de Rambouillet], as a birthday gift, an album of flowers - the chef d'oeuvre de la galanterie known as the "Guirlande de Julie." In the making of it, Nicolas Robert had collaborated with Jarry, the greatest calligrapher of the day ... Overnight Robert found himself famous; shortly afterwards, when Gaston d'Orléans was seeking a painter to make a permanent record of his collection, his eye naturally fell upon the young painter of the celebrated Guirlande. To form a true impression of the diversity and brilliance of Robert's talent as a painter, it is necessary to study his work at the Muséum of the Jardin des Plantes ... Outline is reduced to a bare minimum, and, as in medieval illumination, the neutral tone of the shadows is often disregarded. Form and texture are suggested by an infinity of finely hatched strokes... At the time of Gaston's death in 1660, the collection filled five large folio volumes. The majority of the drawings are flowers, though there are also many birds and other objects of natural history. Appointed in 1664 to the post of 'peintre ordinaire de Sa Majesté pour la miniature,' Robert now continued in Paris and at Versailles the work he had begun at Blois ... It is believed to have been the great Scottish botanist Robert Morison (1620- 1683), a Royalist in exile from 1650 to 1660, Superintendent of Gastons' gardens at Blois, who first persuaded Nicolas Robert to interest himself in scientific botanical illustration. In the years spent at Blois, the latter had learned to become more than a mere purveyor of floral beauty; it was fitting, therefore, when the newly founded Académie Royale des Sciences decided to publish a History of Plants, that he should be chosen as its chief illustrator" (Wilfred Blunt & William T. Stearn, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1994, pp.118-121). "The original idea for this encyclopaedic undertaking was conceived by Perrault and the proposal was enthusiastically received by Colbert, minister to Louis XIV, although it appears to have actually begun to take shape when the botanist Denis Dodart (1634-1707) joined the Académie in 1673. His work, Mémoires pour servir à l'Histore des Plantes, which was intended to form the introductory volume to this series, appeared in 1675 and contained thirty- nine plates by Robert. In it Dodart lamented the fact that none of the engravings could be in colour, but at least, he assured the reader, all the illustrations in the new series would be drawn directly from life, the artist making every effort to present the plants in their actual dimensions ... Putting to one side his regular activity of flower painting on vellum in order to concentrate on this project, Robert managed to produce an enormous number of engravings [but at the time of his death the work was incomplete] ... Most of the engravings show the plants in flower, complete with their roots, and many are accompanied by enlarged drawings of certain details. This work was clearly the result of a close collaboration between the scientist and artist, both seeking to portray the plant as accurately as possible. The plates engraved by Robert are instantly distinguishable by the lightness of his touch and by the sensitive modulation of the various tones of grey and black in the leaves and flowers" (Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora, 1997, pp. 168- 170). Part of the original intention had been that the engravings should accompany text based on the latest chemical, medical and botanical analysis of the species depicted: this text was never published. The earliest issues of these engravings were printed in circa 1685, at about the time of Robert's death to provide an example of a "work in progress" to the Académie Royale des Sciences and include about 272 plates. In 1701, the complete work was printed containing 319 plates. In 1719, Jean Marchant added details of plant structures to the plates, based upon Tournefort and Vaillant, with occasional changes of plant names. Throughout the 18th century, very occasional collections of the plates were printed and given as gifts, with the numbers of plates in these collections varying greatly. In circa 1786, the "royal gift issue" was published [as the present copy], with the addition of the important frontispiece by Sebastien le Clerc and the full complement of 319 plates. In 1788, a second issue of this edition was published. All issues are of the utmost rarity. BM(NH) IV, p.1515; Brunet IV.1325; Bultingaire Les Velins du Museum d'Histore Naturelle de Paris [n.d.]; Great Flower Books (1990) p.91; Hunt 'Flora Portrayed' (1985) p.21; Hunt 'Printmaking in the Service of Botany' (1986) 16; Laissus & Monseigny 'Les Plantes du Roi' in Revue d'histoire des sciences, XXII, fasc. 3,pp.193-2346; Nissen BBI 533 & 504; Rix The Art of the Plant World p.61; Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 43.

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        A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South and West Indies, wherein are exactly the Described the United States of North America as well as the Several European Possessions according to the Preliminaries of Peace signed at Versailles Jan. 20, 1783

      London: Robert Sayer, 1786. unbound. very good(+). Map in four sheets joined into two panels (top and bottom). Engraving with original hand outline color. Each panel measures about 20.25" x 46 5/8". Outstanding wall map of the Americas and West Indies, reflecting the political boundaries decided upon in the Treaty of Versailles or Peace of Paris of 1783 which ended the American Revolutionary War. Fantastically detailed topographical and geographical elements, place names and Native American tribes. Shows "River of the West" with a dotted line. Features the rarely noted mythical Chinese colony of "Fou Sang" on the northwest coast. Includes elaborate title cartouche with an alligator, waterfall, palm trees and other flora. Includes an inset of northern Canada featuring Hudson and Baffin Bays, and an inset listing political land holdings, which are also represented through color outline: British holdings in red, American in green, Spanish in yellow and French in blue. Light overall offsetting. Minor toning along join to both panels. Small tear to bottom edge of top panel.

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        The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare,

      Oxford, The Clarendon Press,, 1786. in Six Volumes; With Notes by Joseph Rann. 6 vols. Large octavo. Half dark burgundy full grain morocco, titles to spine gilt, marbled boards, edges untrimmed. Some rubbing to spine tips and boards, some internal foxing, a very good set.

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        Etudes de la nature. Paul et Virginie

      A Paris: De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, chez Didot et Mequignon, 1786. relié. 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (10x17cm). Seconde édition pour les trois premier volumes (initialement parus en 1784) et édition originale pour le volume IV dans lequel se trouve Paul et Virginie. Cette édition est illustrée d'un frontispice de Moreau le jeune et d'une carte dépliante pour le premier volume (voyage de Cook autour du pôle sud) ; trois planches dépliante de botanique dans le volume II. Plein Veau jaspé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Le relieur a utilisé le même cuir pour le tome IV, mais un fer différent (un oignon en place d'une fleur), les roulettes étant semblables ; la pièce de tomaison est également différente. Les effet de la jaspure sont particulièrement esthétiques. Tranches marbrées. Frottement aux coiffes et mors. Bel exemplaire. Les études de la nature sont un livre relativement inclassable, c'est une sorte de méditation dont la nature est le berceau ; L'auteur s'obstine à considérer la nature comme un idéal d'harmonie et d'ordre à laquelle il compare la société des hommes et ses maux ; mais c'est dans ce beau et touchant récit de Paul et Virginie que l'écrivain excelle, la postérité ne s'y est pas trompée. Bernardin de Saint- Pierre a été l'ami de Rousseau et on voit par quoi les deux hommes se sont entendus. - De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, chez Didot et Mequignon, A Paris _1786 - 1788, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (10x17cm), relié. - relié

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        First Lines of Physiology by the Celebrated Baron Albert Haller M D Translated from the Correct Latin Edition, Printed Under the Inspection of William Cullen M D. Two volumes bound as one

      London: Charles Elliot. Worn condition. Boards loose. Wear to boards. Text-block split but holding. Rep excised. Contents otherwise good. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1786. Reprint. Brown hardback full-leather cover. 288, 278pp :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") .

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        AN HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF NEW HOLLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES. Containing an account of the inhabitants, soil, animals, and other Productions of those Countries, and including a particular Description of Botany Bay

      London, John Fielding, in Pater-noster Row, 1786.. of New Holland, New South Wales, Botany Bay, and the New Discovered Islands in the North and South Pacific Ocean, dated by ESTC T136354 from the map. 1786?, LACKING THE MAP OR CHART. Small slim folio, page size, 235 x 185 mm, 9¼ x 7½ inches, publisher's small device on title page, price one shilling and six-pence at bottom of title page, note to reader about map on reverse of title page, pages (2), 33, (1) - adverts mentioning books by Captain Cook, rebound in half dark blue morocco over mid blue cloth sides, gilt title to upper cover, in matching cloth slipcase with morocco binding to the opening, white endpapers. 2 slight creases to title page (paper fault) otherwise a very good clean copy of a very scarce pamphlet, ( lacking map as noted). According to Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 5, our pamphlet published by Fielding is the first edition, "second edition" being printed on the title page of the second edition, also published by Fielding. The edition published by John Stockdale is the third with the map printed by John Fielding bearing the same date as in the other editions "Novr. 4, 1786". The pamphlet was printed again in 1789 as an appendix to An Authentic Journal of the Expedition under Commodore Phillips to Botany Bay, London, C. Forster, and there attributed to "An Officer". See Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, page 344, No.3 but our pamphlet published by either Stockdale or Fielding is not listed by him. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        HERSCHEL (William) Catalogue of One Thousand New Nebulae and Clusters of Stars,

      pp.457-499; WITH: Investigation of the Cause of That Indistinctness of Vision Which Has Been Ascribed to the Smallness of the Optic Pencil, pp.500-507. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 76, Parts I and II (complete), for 1786 bound in one volume, comprising, vii, 528pp small quarto, with 16 engraved plates (mostly extending), late 19thC library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, a very good copy, London, Locker Davis and Peter Elmsly, printer to the Royal Society,1786. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: CAVALLO (Tiberius) Magnetical Experiments and Observations, pp.62-80; WARING (Edward) On Infinite Series, pp.81-117; KIRWAN (Richard) Experiments on Hepatic Air, pp.118-154; MC CAUSLAND (Richard) Particulars Relative to the Nature and Customs of the Indians of North-America, pp.229-235; THOMPSON (Benjamin) New Experiments upon Heat, pp.273-304; DARWIN (Robert Waring) New Experiments on the Ocular Spectra of Light and Colours, pp.313-348; HAMILTON (William) Some Particulars of the Present State of Mount Vesuvius; With the Account of a Journey into the Province of Abruzzo, and a Voyage to the Island of Ponza, pp.365-381; WEDGWOOD (Josiah) Additional Observations on Making a Thermometer for Measuring the Higher Degrees of Heat, pp.390-408.

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        Geodæsia: or, the Art of Surveying and Measuring Land made Easy. Shewing By plain and practical Rules, to Survey, Protract, Cast up, Reduce or Divide any Piece of Land whatsoever; with new Tables for the Ease of the Surveyor in Reducing the Measure of Land...

      London: J.F. and C. Rivington 1786.. Tenth edition, 8vo, (xx), 196, (16), 4, (36), 7, (1) pp. Diagrams and illustrations in the text plus 49 pages of distance and trigonometrical tables, bookplates to both paste downs. Contemporary speckled sheep, subtle repair to joints and spine ends.

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

      W. Bent London: W. Bent, 1786. Second edition. Boards. Contemporary boards rebacked, printed paper spine label. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 283 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Seven copper-engraved fold-out plates, and engraved frontispiece. John Whitehurst of Derby, a clock maker, engineer and scientist made clocks for Matthew Bolton. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1779. He contributed to the evolution of geology as a major science. Benjamin Franklin, Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgewood were collaborators in geological investigation, and he sent Franklin an outline of this work, propounding a theory to enable geologists to predict which rocks might exist beneath those close to the surface, including detailed section diagrams through the strata in Derbyshire as part of his evidence. Whitehurst was the eldest member of The Lunar Society and introduced Joseph Wright of Derby to the Lunar circle. Preliminary leaves, title page and first few text pages foxed, balance of text predominately clean with marginal foxing of last leaves, extremities and corners worn, binding firm and tight.

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        The Modern Practice of the High Court of Chancery, Methodized and Digested in a Manner Wholly New . . . from the original Bill to the Decree; Comprising a System of Practical Knowledge, According to the Course of the Court as at present established

      Hinde's novel scheme (noted by Holdsworth) to analyze equity 'chronologically', that is in the order a Chancery lawsuit would take; with a considerable portion devoted to examination of witnesses, the hearing itself, and related writs and documents. Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, joints cracked but holding, else a clean usable copy; with the bookplate of Eric Poole. Printed for Messrs. E. Lynch, G. Burnet, W. Colles [etc.], Dublin, 1786.

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        The Trials of George Robert Fitzgerald, Esq. . . . and Others; for the Murder of Pat. Ran. M'Donnell, and Charles Hipson . . . Also, The Trial of John Gallagher and Others, for an Assault on Geo. Rob. Fitzgerald [etc.]. Second Edition. O'Higgins 4.147.b&c

      The final episode in the life of a county Mayo scion "noted for his gallantry, his recklessness, and his duels", who abducted his brother, was betrayed by his father, left for dead in a prison attack, and here tried for murder for which he was hanged. Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking and tender but holding, else attractive; with the armorial bookplate of Viscount Bulkeley dated 1785. Printed by P. Byrne, 108, Grafton-Street, Dublin, 1786.

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        Forsøg til en Natur-Historie indeholdende vor Klodes Udvikling ved Adams Skabelse, og den dermed ved Syndfloden foregangne Forandring samt den historiske Astronomie...

      10 dele i 21 bind (komplet). Gyldendal, København 1786-1804. 21 smukke uniforme samtidige lysebrune halvlæderbind. Fra det Classenske Bibliothek med dettes stempel på titelbladet i hvert bind. Senere ejernavn på fribladet i nogle af bindene. Velholdt og præsentabelt sæt.. Bibl. Dan. II,162-63. Komplet sæt af Esaias Fleischers ambitiøse naturhistorie, der som så meget andet af samme karakter var længe undervejs. Esaias Fleischer (1732-1804) var en konservativt anlagt forfatter og embedsmand og en ægte eksponent for oplysningstiden. Han spillede en lille birolle i komplottet mod Struensee i 1772, og hans karriere toppede da også i perioden frem til 1784, hvor den fik en brat, men nåderig afslutning. Fleischer var yderst optaget af agrarvidenskab, men hans mest ambitiøse værk er dog denne ambitiøst anlagte naturhistorie, "der hviler på vidtløftig læsning af udenlandsk litteratur" (Svend Cedergreen Bech i DBL)

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        Sophoclis Tragoediae septem

      Ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem Emendatae Cum Verisone Et Notis Ex Editione Rich. Franc. Phil. Brunck. Tomus I-II. Argentorati (Strasbourg) Johannis Georgii Treuttel 1786. 8:o. XVI,468; (2),512 pp. Contemporary red half morocco, spine gilt and with green labels. Yellow edges. Rubbing to spine and corners. Fading to spine. Duplicate from Uppsala University Library stamp on front pastedown. (22.4.(18)84). Volume I with watersoiling upper margin page 450 - 468. Corner cut (owner´s signature) from outer upper corner front free endpaper volume II. 22 x 14,5 cm.. First edition with Brunck`s commentaries

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar.

      London: Printed and sold by John Jarvis, 1786.. Engraved portrait of Johnson by Bartolozzi. Two volumes, 4to, 20th Century half tan calf, spines gilt ruled on bands, lettered in gilt and blocked in blind in compartments. Portrait and prelims to volume 1 very foxed. Small piece of upper blank fore-corner of portrait lacking, fore-margin of portrait and title-page of volume 1 slightly chipped, some offsetting of the print of the title-page to portrait. A rare edition which includes a Life of Johnson and an appendix of words totally omitted in Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, or used in senses in which he gives no instances of their application.

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

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

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

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