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        Des Herrn Leonhard von Vinci, ersten Mahlers zu Florenz; Praktisches Werk von der Mahlerey worinnen diese vortrefliche Kunst hauptsächlich nach geometrisch- optisch- und mechanischen Gründen gelehret : wie auch nach anatomischen Regeln die verschiedenen Stellungen, Bewegungen und Berrichtungen der Glieder des menschlichen Körpers, deutlich vorgestellet wird [COMPLETE WITH ITS 57 COPPER ENGRAVINGS]

      Nürnberg: In der Christoph Weigel und A.G. Schneiderischen Kunst- und Buchhandlung, 1786. New edition (Neue mit dem Leben des Verfassers vermehrte Auflage, mit Kupfern). Hardcover. f to vg. Octavo (8 1/4 x 7"). [6], 184, [6]pp. Original 3/4 calf over decorative paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Title page in red and black lettering.This German-language edition of "Codex Urbinas" is a collection of Leonardo da Vinci's writings entered in his notebooks under the general heading "On Painting." The manuscripts were gathered together by Francesco Melzi some time before 1542 and first printed in French and Italian as "Trattato della pittura" by Raffaelo du Fresne in 1651. The main aim of the treatise was to argue that painting was a science. Leonardo's keen observation of expression and character is evidenced in his comparison of laughing and weeping, about which he notes that the only difference between the two emotions in terms of the "motion of the [facial] features" is "the ruffling of the brows, which is added in weeping, but more elevated and extended in laughing."This work is complete with its 57 in-text and full-page copper engravings.Binding rubbed along edges, with head and tail of spine chipped, but laid in on inside of front cover. Closed tears along joints. Some worming to pages 163-166, 171-174, 179-182, and to the last two leaves of the Index (slightly affecting lettering). Previous owners' names and inscriptions on front free endpaper (painter Alexander Rechberg, Berlin 1835; Karehnke to Prof. Petersen, Dantzig 1921). Karehnke's stamp on inside of front cover and title page. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        ACTS OF ASSEMBLY. PASSED IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA; FROM 1770, TO 1783, INCLUSIVE. [bound with:] AN ABRIDGMENT OF THE LAWS OF JAMAICA: COMPREHENDING THE SUBJECT-MATTER OF EACH ACT AND CLAUSE, PROPERLY DIGESTED. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, BY WAY OF INDEX, A TABLE OF THE GENERAL TITLES AND MARGINAL NOTES.

      Printed for James Jones, Esq. by Lewis and Eberall,, Kingston, -- Jamaica: 1786 - [v], [1 blank], 31, [1 blank], [3]-424, [4- Index to Abridgement], 40 [Abridgement] pp. Printed side margin notes. The front endpapers and title page are moderately foxed; otherwise, a clean text, bound in contemporary marbled boards, original endpapers, backed [probably later] in half calf with spine rules [small institutional bookplate on front pastedown]. Very Good. This is an attractive Jamaica imprint, meticulously organized and expertly prepared. An alphabetically-arranged list of about 300 Subscribers precedes "A Table of the Acts of Assembly of Jamaica, In the Annual Order they were passed." There follows "The Laws of Jamaica," arranged chronologically. The "Abridgement of the Laws of Jamaica" appears to have been issued with the "Acts of Assembly", but it has a separate title page, imprint, and Index. The Laws are an unusually interesting compilation of material on a variety of subjects-- firearms, gaming, cattle, taxation, settlers, immigration, smuggling, inheritance, and much else. Some especially illuminating provisions are designed to regulate closely the Negro residents of the island: "Loose, idle and runaway Negroes and other Slaves," the "Inconveniences" caused by "the number of Negro Huts and Houses being built," their "Cabals and Conspiracies," "preventing Negroes and other Slaves from deserting from their Owners and departing from this Island in a clandestine Manner," punishing enablers of fugitive slavesSabin 35617. I Harv. Law Cat. 1039. ESTC T140415. Cundall Supp. 446, 447. Goldsmiths' 13208. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Idées sur la météorologie

      London: de l'imprimerie de T. Spilsbury, Snow-Hill. Se vend chez P. Elmsley ... à Londres, 1786. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1786-1787. Two volumes bound in three. 8vo (206x126 mm). [1-9] 4-8 [1], 10-320 p.; [3], 320*, 321-543 [1], [1] 486-516 p.; [8] [1] 2-478, [2] p., including half-titles to first and third volume, 2 folding engraved plates bound after p. 444 in vol. I, part II. Contemporary calf (hinges repaired, spine ends and extremities worn, spine label to first volume only). Occasional minor spotting and browning (end papers and half titles stronger). Provenance: Arthur Jacob Bequest; RCSI library (library- and ownership stamps to titles). ----Poggendorf I, 546 - D.S.B. IV, 29. - FIRST EDITION, London issue. Jean André Deluc (1727-1817) was a Swiss-born British geologist and meteorologist who studied the effects of heat and pressure on the mercury barometer and, as a pioneer in scientific mountaineering, published the first correct rules for using the barometer to find the heights of mountains. He discovered that water attains its maximum density at 4° C and developed the theory that the quantity of water vapour in any given space is independent of the density of the air in which it is diffused. He further noticed the disappearance of heat in the thawing of ice about the same time that Joseph Black founded on it his ingenious hypothesis of latent heat. The present work on meteorology also contains important sections on heat and combustion and the controversy over the discovery of latent heats (see D. McKie and N. H. de V. Heathcote, The discovery of specific and latent heats (London, 1935) pp. 48-50). Very Good.

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        Voyage en Pologne, Russie, Suède, Dannemarc, &c.Traduit de l'anglais, enrichi de notes & d'éclaircissemens nécessaires, & augmenté d'un Voyage en Norvège par Mr. P. Mallet

      1786 - 4 vol. de I: (4), VIII, Genève, Barde & Manget, 1786, in-8, 4 vol. de I: (4), VIII, 380pp, 1 portrait, 3 cartes, 2 pl. - II: (4), 404pp, 2 portraits, 1 carte - III: (4), 393, (1bl)pp, 1 portrait, 5 cartes, 1 pl. - IV: (4), 303, (1bl)pp, 3 cartes, veau moucheté, dos plat ornés d'un large motif doré, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats. (Rel. De l'ép.), PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE, augmentée du Voyage en Norvège de Mallet. Cet ouvrage est illustré de 19 documents h.t. Composés comme suit: 4 portraits de souverains ou personnages célèbres, 12 grandes cartes dépl. h.t. et 3 pl. h.t, le tout gravé sur cuivre. On connaît de cet ouvrage une édition in-4 parue la même année. Son auteur, William Coxe (1747-1828) était un spécialiste des pays de l'est et du nord de l'Europe où il servait de guide à des riches voyageurs anglais. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Temple de Gnide

      Paul de Simon - Ex typographia Simoniana - Napoli, NAPOLI 1786 - INTERLINGUE Volume della seconda metà del XVIII secolo in 8°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, su dorso tassello con elementi grafici e caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, macchie su piatto inferiore, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli poco bruniti, pagine ben conservate, mancanti le pagine da 167 al 172. Presenti segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Bella marca tipografica su frontespizio. Con eleganti testatine e finalini in nero.Tradotto dal greco al latino da anonimo, dal greco in francese dal Signor di Montesquieu. Lingue: Francese, con testo Latino a fronte.

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        Projet d'instruction sur une maladie convulsive fréquente dans les colonies de l'Amérique connue sous le nom de tétanos, demandé par le ministre de la marine à la Société royale de médecine [signé Poissonnier, Geoffroy, Desperriéres, Andry, Carrere, Thouret, certifié par Vicq d'Azyr].

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1786 - Grand in-8° relié, cartonnage de l'époque, pièce de titre, [4]-96 pages - - - On trouve relié à la suite : Jean-François DURANDE : Observations sur l'efficacité du mélange d'éther sulfurique et d'huile volatile de térébenthine, dans les coliques hépatiques, produites par des pierres biliaires (A Strasbourg : A la Libraire Académique, 1790), 166 [2] pages. Petits manques aux coiffes inférieures et supérieures sinon très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marseille Ancienne et Moderne.

      Chez La Veuve Duchesne, Libraire 1786 - Petit in-8 ( 200 X 130 mm ) de 323 pages, reliure de lépoque plein veau porphyre, dos lisse fleuronnés, triple filet doré en encadrement des plats, pièce de titre en maroquin olive, roulette dorée sur coupes et chasses. EDITION ORIGINALE. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE. Marseille [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kinderschool.

      Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg 1786 - (4) 192 p. Origineel Perkament, goudbestempeld, 12° (Met op het voor- en achterplat het wapen van Middelburg gestempeld.)

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        Diccionario Geográfico-Histórico de las Indias Occidentales ó América. Es a saber: de los Reynos del Perú, Nueva España, Tierra-Firme, Chile y Nuevo Reyno de Granada. Tomo I (de 5): Abbots-Cuzco (inclusive).

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Benito Cano, 1786. 4to.; 2 hs., XVI-791 pp. Impresión a doble columna. Texto limpio y amplios márgenes blancos. Encuadernación de época en piel, con tejuelos, ligeramente fatigada..

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        Sammlung der Bischöflich Speierischen Hirtenbriefe und Diöcesan-Verordnungen von dem Jahre 1720. bis 1786. : nebst einem Anhange von den frommen Stiftungen im Hochstifte Speier

      Bruchsal, gedruckt mit Bevernschen Schriften, 1786. 8 S. Vorrede v. August Bischof zu Speier, 28 S. Inhalt, 636 S., 16 S. Register 4°. Halbleder, Rückenschildchen goldgeprägt, Einband berieben, Buchecken bestoßen, Rücken unten etwas fransig, innen teils etwas fleckig, aber durchaus altersentsprechend gut SEHR SELTEN ///////// Damian August Philipp Karl Reichsgraf von Limburg-Stirum (* 16. März 1721; gest. 26. Februar 1797 auf Schloss Freudenhain in Passau) war von 1770 bis 1797 Fürstbischof von Speyer. Am 3. November 1753 wurde er zum Subdiakon des Domkapitels zu Speyer beeidigt und zugelassen, zwei Jahre darauf wurde er Domdechant. Als Nachfolger Franz Christoph von Huttens wurde er am 25. Mai 1770 zum Bischof ernannt. Während seiner Amtszeit drängte Limburg-Stirum auf den Bau einer neuen Stadtmauer um Bruchsal, obwohl sie vor der neuen Waffentechnik keinerlei Schutz mehr bot. Um finanzielle Mittel aufzutreiben, ordnete er stadtweite Hausdurchsuchungen nach Wertgegenständen an. Diese blieben jedoch erfolglos, so dass er sein Vorhaben aufgeben musste. Reste der teilweise fertiggestellten Stadtmauer sind noch heute zu sehen. Seine soziale Fürsorge brachte der Stadt ein Waisen-, ein Zucht- und ein Armenhaus sowie Spital und Lateinschule. Durch die französische Revolutionsarmee bedroht, floh Limburg-Stirum am 1. Oktober 1792. Er machte Station in Veitshöchheim, Augsburg und Freising und kehrte am 20. April 1793 nach Bruchsal zurück. Drei Jahre später, am 21. September 1795, war er wieder auf der Flucht vor französischen Soldaten. Er zog nach Freising und später nach Passau. ///////////// Jakob Bevern (1738-1790), Hofbuchdrucker in Bruchsal, übernahm die Herausgabe für das Wochenblatt für das Fürstliche Hochstift Speyer, das ab April 1782 erschien. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Anti-Saint-Nicaise. Ein Turnier im XVIII. Jahrhundert gehalten von zwey T[empel] H[erren] als etwas für Freymaurer und die es nicht sind. [ANGEBUNDEN:] Archidemides oder des Anti-Saint-Nicaise zweyter Theil. Mit einer Silhoutte des Verfassers. [= 2 Teile]. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, bey Friedrich Gotthold Jacobäer, 1786. - 3 Bll., IV, 202 S., mit gest. Frontispiz u. 3 gefalt. Stammtaf. / XCII, 235 S., mit gest. Titelvignette, 8°, Interimskarton Wolfstieg 33449/50, Kloss 2331; Taute 819 u. 818: "Das Kupfer stellt einen die Tonsur tragenden, auf den Vatican zeigenden protestantischen Geistlichen u. einen Tempelherren im Ornate dar." - Chr. F. Kessler von Sprengeisen (1730?-1809) richtet sich gegen den 1785 veröffentlichten "Saint Nicaise", als dessen Verfasser allgemein Joh. August v. Starck (Logenname: Archidemides) angesehen wurde. Starck war eine der umstrittensten Gestalten der Freimaurerei im ausgehenden 18. Jh. Durch die Erfindung eines angeblich existierenden geistlichen Zweiges der Tempelherren, der sog. Kleriker, die im Besitz geheimer Überlieferungen u. geheimen Wissens seien, sowie durch die Einführung neuer Hochgrade versuchte Starck, die Führung der gesamten Maurerei zu erlangen. Der hier angebundene sehr seltene u. umfangreiche 2. Teil erschien auf eine wahrscheinlich von Starck verfasste Rezension des "Anti-Saint-Nicaise" in der Allgemeinen Literaturzeitung. Diese wird im umfangreichen Vorwort Satz für Satz widerlegt. Darauf folgt eine Veröffentlichung von Briefen Starcks u. a. Dokumente. Den Schluss bildet die offizielle Aussage des kathol. Geistlichen S. Cosandey über die Illuminaten in Bayern. - Einband fleckig; Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen; Buchblock bestossen u. dadurch mit einer durchgehend angeknickten Ecke; tlw. wasserrandig u. leicht fleckig; unbeschnitten u. angerändert, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Compendious System of the Bankrupt Laws [bound with] Addenda to.

      1786 - The Most Complete Early English Treatise on the Bankrupt Laws Cooke, William [1757-1832]. A Compendious System of the Bankrupt Laws. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Lynch, Colles, Burnet, Beatty, Davis, Marchbank, H. Whitestone, and Jones, 1786. viii, [8], *iv, 372, [8], ccxxxiii, [23] pp. Complete. [Bound with] Cooke, William. Addenda to the Compendious System of the Bankrupt Laws. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Lynch, Colles, Burnet Marchbank, J. Jones, And Watts, 1790. [viii], cl pp. Complete. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style paneled calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endleaves renewed. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting in places, stains to margins of a few leaves. Two scarce titles in a handsome binding. * First Dublin editions, reprints of the first London editions (1785, 1789). Bridgman's Short View of Legal Bibliography (1807) says this is the most complete early English treatise on the bankrupt laws. A popular title, its final edition, the eighth, was published in 1823. The second and later editions of this work are entitled The Bankrupt Laws. Bridgman cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 226. The Dublin edition of the Addenda not in the ESTC or Sweet & Maxwell. Compendious System: English Short-Title Catalogue T66792.

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        Établissement d'une caisse générale des épargnes du peuple, susceptible d'être exécuté dans les principaux gouvernements de l'Europe. - Accompagné de Tables, où l'on compare la vie moyenne des hommes, pris indistinctement et sans choix, avec celle des Rentiers viagers de la Hollande, des Tontiniers de la France et des habitants de la Suède, etc . - Suivie de deux méthodes pour le calcul des rentes viagères, et d'une courte explication de l'usage des annuités dans les opérations du commerce et de la finance .

      Bruxelles 1786 - Exemplaire dérelié mais en belle condition, XVIII-119 pp, [1] ff. d'errata, un tableau dépliant, broché, couverture d'attente de papier tourniquet de l'époque, Nouvelle édition de ce livre qui a paru anonymement en 1785. Le nom de l'auteur apparait à la fin de la "Suite de l'introduction" (p. XXIV) : "De La Roque, valet de chambre de la Reine, ci-devant avocat au Parlement de Paris". Ouvrage rare qui propose un développement de l'épargne par le travail conjoint du peuple et de l'État, grâce à une amélioration du système des rentes viagères. "Pour calculer ses tables, La Rocque s'est servi des travaux de Simpson, Moivre, Kerseboom, Deparcieux et Saint-Cyran" (INED). L'infaillibilité des calculs de La Roque permettrait de mettre en place une caisse qui, en étant "le bonheur des peuples, et la réduction des charges de nos finances", serait "une assurance ouverte contre les atteintes de la misère et un dépôt où de jour en jour le malheureux peut apporter le fruit de son labeur" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A New Guide to the English Tongue: in Five Parts

      Elisha Babcock, Hartford, 1786. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 16mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Leather spine and "grained" paper over boards, frontispiece illustration "Tho Dilworth School master", (xii), 155 pages, "Selected Fables" section (pages 138-149) illustrated with small framed scenes. Covers worn, leather spine stained and chipped, hinges cracked at end papers, still attached, paper toned, end papers stained, rear end papers printed with "Spiritual Songs", front fly leaf offset by frontispiece, many pages have chips and are bent around edges, some pages offset by text, fading to text and images, random small stains throughout. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Language & Linguistics; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011370. .

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        Lieder und Gesänge; am Klavier zu singen, nebst einem Rondo

      4 p.l., 43, [1] pp. Oblong 4to, orig. wrappers (small hole in title touching one letter, repaired on verso at an early date; minor foxing & soiling). Offenbach: "Auf Kosten des Verfassers," [dedication dated May 1786]. First edition, and very rare, of this privately printed collection of 28 songs. Brede (1736-98), studied in Halle for three years with the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann. At the time of the composition of these songs, Brede was subrector and cantor at the Jacobikirche in Perleberg near Wittenberg. In 1792, he was elected cantor and music director at Stettin. In 1793 he prepared a concert where Chaldni, the "father of acoustics," played his "euphon," which consisted of glass rods of different pitches. List of subscribers on verso of fourth preliminary leaf. Very good copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. WorldCat locates no copy in North America. ❧ RISM B4302.

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        Alcune IDEE su le COSE NATURALI.

      nella Stamperia privilegiata degli Agnelli, 1786. In-8° (cm. 19x12,2), pp. 248. Solida e bella cartonatura edit. muta. Fresco genuino es., croccante e immacolato, salvo un alone e alc. fior. al solo primo foglio di testo. Il front. e la dedicatoria (alla "Comtesse STAMPA Marquise de SONCINO Grande d'Espagne del première classe") in distinta veste tipogr. sono impresse su forte carta di pregio, più spessa del resto dei fogli. Incredibile TRATTATO di ALCHIMIA. Solfo mercurio sale metalli sole luna ecc. TRASMUTAZIONE, ORO FILOSOFICO, antimonio filosofico, terra chimica, sale del Cervo, MONTE ALCHIMICO, HYLE, AZOTH, distillazione spagirica, sette porte della chimica soluzione, feto chimico, dragone chimico, "junge fratrem cum sorore / et propina illis poculum amoris", leone verde bianco e rosso (maniera d'achiaparlo), selva chimica, vento alchemico, caccia del cervo ed UNICORNO CHIMICO. ELIXIR. Per quanto riguarda l'Autore (di cui si conosce solo quest'opera), potrebbe sembrare azzardata l'attribuzione, accreditata dal Melzi (Dizionario opere anonime e pseudonime, 1, p. 29) e da ICCU, di un tanto sulfureo manuale di ALCHIMIA al TURCONI (Milano 1738-Parigi 1805), politico e filantropo, attratto a Parigi dalle idee della Rivoluzione francese, che finanziò patrioti e giornali liberali e l'assistenza sociale per anziani e poveri; membro della Commissione per la nuova costituzione svizzera. Rarissimo. Censito solo alla Comunale Centrale di Milano. Un es. si trova a Lugano, bibl. dei Cappuccini. Introvabile. Perfetto es.

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        Acts and Laws of the State of Connecticut, In America.

      1786 - With Extensive Manuscript Additions Concerning Toll Bridges, Taxation and Veterans [Connecticut]. Acts and Laws of the State of Connecticut, In America. Hartford: Printed by Elisha Babcock, 1786. 8, 2, 5, 3, 346, [8] pp. [Bound with] [Manuscript Copies of Subsequent Acts, Laws and Resolutions, 1786-1817]. 347-387, [388-390] pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Rubbing to boards and extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, rear board partially detached, front board and both free endpapers detached and edgeworn, front free endpaper has early repair. Moderate toning and dampspotting to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, minor edgewear to title page. Early owner inscription, "John Benjamin's Law Book, 1786/ 1785" to head of front free endpaper, "1784" in small later hand to head of title page, early owner annotations to a few leaves of text, a few other jottings to rear pastedown. * This fascinating collection addresses a variety of topics, such as adultery, bail, burglary, cattle, children, counterfeiting, debtors, divorce, dogs, dowry, dueling, drunkenness, elections, executions, fornication, frauds and perjuries, fraudulent conveyances, gaming, horse racing, Indians, insolvent estates, jurors, lotteries, marriage, maritime affairs, murder, oaths, rape, rogues, rum, the Sabbath, slaves, taverns, tobacco, treason, usury and vice. The owner of this copy had his copy bound with 50 blank leaves. He filled most of these with fair copies of several later acts, laws and resolutions. The majority of these deal with toll bridges, the second largest group deals with Revolutionary War veterans. It is likely that the owner of this book was John Benjamin of Stratford, Connecticut, who was involved in several bridge-building ventures in Bridgeport. He was also a veteran. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 45. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Schwangern, Gebärenden und Wöchnerinnen.

      Berlin, Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1784-1786. - 2 Bände in 1 Band. 8°. XXII S., 1 Bl., 317 S.; 2 Bl., 344 S. Mit einer wiederholten gestochenen Titelvignette. Späterer Pappband unter Verwendung eines Inkunabelblattes als Bezugpapier. Hirsch 4, 322. - Blake 317. - Wellcome IV, 204. - Waller 6778. - Erste Ausgabe. Mursinna (1744-1823) machte alle Stadien eines preussischen Arztes durch: Vom Lazarettchirurg bis zum Chef der Charité in Berlin. "Er gehörte zu derjenigen Classe der im vorigen Jahrhundert nicht seltenen Chirurgen, welche aus der Barbierstube hervorgegangen, ohne gelehrte Vorbildung, als Autodidacten durch gesunden Menschenverstand und nüchterne Beobachtung, verbunden mit nicht gewöhnlicher operativer Geschicklichkeit, Thätigkeit und Energie sich einen geachteten Namen in der Wissenschaft zu machen verstanden haben." (Hirsch). - Die ersten 80 Seiten mit schwächer werdendem Wasserrand.

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        ALLGEMEINES GESANGBUCH, AUF KONIGLICHEN ALLERGNADIGSTEN BEFEHL ZUM OFFENTLICHEN UND HAUSLICHEN GEBRAUCHE IN DEN GEMEINEN DES HERZOGTHUMS SCHLESWIG, DES HERZOGTHUMS HOLLSTEIN, DER HERRSCHAFT PINNEBERG, DER STADT ALTONA, UND DER GRAFSCHAFT RANZAU GEWIDMET UND MIT KONIGLICHEM ALLERHOCHSTEN PRIVILEGIO HERAUSGEGEBEN [with] MORGEN- UND ABEND-SEGEN AUF ALLE TAGE IN DER WOCHE. NEBST BUSS- BEICHT- UND COMMINION-GEBETEN

      Altona (Hamburg), 1786. Box worn, small stain and tear to title. Binding fine. A beautiful survivor having been always boxed. 8vo. (xx) 1008p (xxviii), 48p. Printed in double columns. bound in full black contemporary velvet and richly decorated in filigree silver centerpieces and cornerpieces, also with large filigree silver clasps, top clasp engraved "J. Eisch" lower clasp engraved "R.H. 1813", endpapers of colored chintz., a.e.g. and gauffered. Hand written family registers on the endpapers. Housed in a pasteboard pull off box. A German language song and psalm book, also called 'Das Cramersche Gesangbuch', made for the Danish dukedoms of Schleswig and Holstein, Pineberg, the city of Altona and the Tazau estate, printed by Christian VII's royal charter in Altona.

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        ijsgezicht - Dutch winter scene.

      AANGENAME VERPOZING TIJDENS DE HOLLANDSE WINTERSKopergravure vervaardigd door Carl Conti naar het ontwerp van Franz de Paula Ferg (ook wel Franz Ferg), uitgegeven te Wenen tussen 1786-1795. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (afm.): 26 x 30,3 cm.Later in de 17e-eeuw en gedurende de 18e-eeuw, parallel aan het opkomend standsbesef in de Republiek, wordt het ijsvermaak meer en meer het privilege van het gewone volk. Op deze prent lijkt de gegoede burgerij vooral als toeschouwer aan de waterkant te staan. Een groepje dames en heren neemt het tafereel in ogenschouw. Men ontmoet elkaar en neemt ogenschijnlijk de laatste nieuwtjes door.Bij de koek-en-zopie tent in de achtergrond hangt een krans uit: er wordt brandewijn geschonken.De Paula Ferg (1689-1740) maakte met name portretten van het dagelijks leven, veelal markt- en dorpssc?nes.Prijs: ?950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        East Asia antique map - Schraembl, 1786.

      EAST ASIA MAP?Zweiter Theil der Karte von Asien, welcher China, einen Theil der Tartarei, Indien jenseits des Ganges, die Inseln Sumatra, Iava, Borneo, Moluken, Philippinen, und Iapon enth?lt.? Copper engraving assembled from two sheets engraved by Jacob Adam, published by Franz Anton Schraembl. Dated 1786 in the plate. From his large and spectacular ?Allgemeiner deutscher Atlas aller L?nder?, Vienna 1786-94. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 94,2 x 68,6 cm.Large detailed map covering all of the Far Eeast from the mouth of the Ganges to West New Guinea and from Tartary and Korea to Timor. Embellished with an attractive title- cartouche. Based on an earlier map of Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d?Anville (1697 - 1782), one of the greatest French cartographers of the second half of the eighteenth century, and author of an important monograph atlas of China.Price: ?1.250,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        HISTORIA GERAL DE PORTUGAL, E SUAS CONQUISTAS,

      - OFFERECIDA Á RAINHA NOSSA SENHORA D. MARIA I. POR DAMIAÕ ANTONIO DE LEMOS FARIA E CASTRO. TOMO I [a Tomo XX]. LISBOA, Na Typographia Rollandiana. 1786 - 1804. Obra em 20 tomos/volumes. In 8º (de 14,5x10 cm) com lvi, 382, [1] + 432 + 373, (1) + 308, (3) + 365, (1) + 364, (4) + 320 + 358 + viii, 388 + 352 + viii, 308 + viii, 375 + viii, 324 + 380, (4) + (2), 371, (5) + 352, (4) + 386, (5) + 395, (4) + 327, (3) + 1, 392, (4) pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele de carneira com ferros a ouro nas lombadas e nos rótulos vermelhos. Datas das publicações dos tomos/volumes: 1786 (do 1º ao 5º inclusivé); 1787 (do 6º ao 8º inclusivé); 1788 (do 9º ao 11º inclusivé); 1789 (do 12º ao 14º inclusivé); 1800 (do 15º ao 17º inclusivé); e 1804 (do 18º ao 20º inclusivé). Belo exemplar com todas as encadernações homogéneas, impresso em papel de elevada qualidade, muito alvos, e sonantes. Trata-se da primeira história de Portugal realmente completa até à data da sua publicação, apesar de cronologicamente terminar no ano da morte de D. João V. não contendo os reinados seguintes de D. José I e de D. Maria I. A proto-história de Portugal e do território português ocupam os 2 primeiros volumes; o primeiro rei D. Afonso Henriques ocupa o 3º volume; D. Dinis, D. Afonso e Pedro I ocupam o 4º volume; a sucessão até à aclamação de D. Joao I ocupa o 5º volume; a dinastia de Avis até D. João II ocupam o 6 e 7º volumes; A sucessão de D. Manuel I encontra-se no 8º volume; a história de Portugal com especial incidência do autor nas suas Conquistas ocupam desde o volume 9º até ao volume 17º que contém a descrição da Batalha de Alcácer- Quibir e a entrada de Filipe II de Espanha em Portugal. Entretanto a vida de São Francisco Xavier é descrita no volume 14º; e no volume 16º são descritas a fundação da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, e a conquista e perda de Adem, na Arábia, no Mar Vermelho. A Aclamação de D. João IV encontra-se no volume 18º. A perda da Ilha do Ceilão é descrita no volume 19º. A Deposição do Rei Afonso VI é narrada no volume 20º. Neste último volume encontra-se por extenso o Tratado de Paz de 1668 com a Espanha ; e o reinado de D. João V até à sua morte. Os críticos, segundo Inocêncio, insurgiram-se pela falta de provas do autor, no entanto António Moraes Silva utilizou-a para publicar um resumo da história de Portugal. O relato começa no século VI antes de Cristo com os episódios das lutas dos Tartéssios com os ocupantes Fenícios, sendo estes mais tarde ajudados pelos Cartagineses que aproveitaram esta oportunidade de ajuda para permanecerem no território dos Lusitanos e de outros povos do ocidente da Península. Relativamente a uma proximidade histórica e documental com o período da Restauração podemos aqui encontrar uma abordagem particularmente interessante dos factos ocorridos nesta época, encontrando-se os portugueses, segundo o autor, na desproporção de lutarem contra o império mais poderoso de todos os tempos havido até essa época. Inocêncio II, 120 e 121. ?FARIA E CASTRO, Damião António de Lemos. Cavaleiro professo na Ordem de Cristo, rico proprietário no Algarve. Cultivando as letras com estudiosa afeição e desinteresse, nunca solicitou nem aceitou empregos, que lhe foram por vezes oferecidos, segundo dizem. Foi natural de Vila Nova de Portimão. Nasceu em 1715, e morreu em 1789, deixando numerosa descendência. - Para a sua biografia vej. a Corographia do Algarve, por João Baptista da Silva Lopes, a pag. 417. [?] [.] Historia geral de Portugal e suas conquistas. Lisboa, na Typ. Rollandiana 1786 a 1804. 8.º 20 tomos. - Saíram reimpressos na mesma oficina os tomos I e II em 1830 e os tomos III, IV e V em 1831. Esta história, que chega até o fim do reinado de D. João V, é pouco estimada dos críticos. Acusa-se o seu estilo de difuso, empolado, desigual e pouco conveniente. A frase é muitas vezes impropria, e as palavras aplicadas em sentido metafórico ou diverso do verdadeiro. Quanto aos factos narrados, vê-se que o autor não soube, ou não p

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        Hetzzettel‘ des Wiener Hetztheaters mit Ankündigung und Programm der berüchtigten Tierkampfschauen. Beschreibt zehn Aufzüge, darunter die blutige Begegnung eines amerikanischen Seehundes mit einem Transylvanischen Bär und als finalen Akt das „Opfer der Muselmänner zu Mecca", d.i. die Enthauptung eines „Schweitzer Vollstieres" und seine anschließende Verbrennung als Rauchopfer.

      Ohne Jahr und Ort (Wien, nicht später als 1786). - Folio. 1 beidseitig bedrucktes Blatt mit einer Holzschnittvignette (Österreichischer Adler und zugleich das Symbol der Vorgängerinstitution des Hetztheaters). Wohlerhalten. Äußerst seltener ‚Hetzzettel‘ und eindrückliches Zeugnis der dunklen Seiten des Zeitalters der Aufklärung. In Bibliotheken für uns nicht nachweisbar. – Vgl. Schimmer (1847), Bd. 2, S. 364ff. – Annonciert dem Publikum die fünfte Hetze des Jahres, abzuhalten am „Sonntag, den 30ten April", eine Kombination aus Wochentag und Datum, die während der Existenz des Theaters sechs mal auftrat: zuerst 1758, zuletzt 1786: Das Wiener Hetztheater wurde von dem Franzosen Carl Defraine (1727-1768) gegründet. Nachdem Defraine das kaiserliche Privilig erlangt hatte, ließ er 1755 ein hölzernes, drei Stockwerke zählendes Amphitheater errichten, welches Platz für insgesamt 3.000 Zuschauer bot. Die grausigen Gemetzel wurden an den Wochenenden von März bis November abgehalten und am Tag zuvor von einem Umzug, angeführt von dem auf einem reich geschmückten Schimmel reitenden Hetzmeister, in der ganzen Stadt angekündigt. Hierbei wurden ‚Hetzzettel‘ wie der hier angebotene unter das Volk gebracht, und zwar mit durchschlagendem Erfolg: Als Defraine starb waren die Einnahmen durch die wöchentlichen Spektakel so beachtlich, das das Hetztheater von der öffentlichen Hand weiterbetrieben wurde. In der auf die letzte Hetze folgenden Nacht (1796) wurde das hölzerne Amphitheater durch ein Feuer in Gänze zerstört, was zugleich das Ende der Wiener Hetzen bedeutete. Von den größeren Tieren gingen bis auf einen Auerochsen alle in den Flammen zugrunde. Der Ochse wurde in die Menagerie zu Schönbrunn verbracht, wo er bis zu seinem Tod ein Gnadenbrot erhielt. Seine präparierten Überreste überführte man 1809 in den Pariser Jardin des Plantes verbracht. 1000 g

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        Jesus Messias. Oder die Evangelien und Apostelgeschichte, in Gesängen.

      (Winterthur, Steiner), 1783-1786. - 5 Bände. 8°. (2), 431, (11) S.; (8), 419, (9), S.; (4), 399, (1) S.; (6) 468, (4) S.; (8), (2), (4), (2), (72) S. Mit 72 Kupfertafeln und 7 gest. Vignetten von Chodowiecki, Berger, Schellenberg, Lips, Gmelin, Gränicher, Nussbiegel, Penzel und Pfenninger. Halblederbände mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückensch. Rümann 599. - Goedeke IV, 269, 44. - Wilpert/Gühring 858, 107. - Lanckoronska-Oehler III, 95. - Erste Ausgabe. Die Kupfertafeln erschienen in vier Lieferungen, hier als fünfter Band in einem gebunden. Lavater liefert zu jedem Kupferstich eine ausführliche und kritische Beschreibung über Technik, Qualität und Entstehung, die das Werk ausserordentlich aufschlussreich für die Kenntnis der Arbeitsmethoden der damaligen Kupferstecher macht. "Aller Unvollkommenheiten ungeachtet, ist die Sammlung und Darstellung von neutestamentlichen Geschichten weit aus die Beste ." (Lavater im Nachwort). - Nur vereinzelt stockfleckig. In Band drei ca. 20 Seiten stärker gebräunt. Vorsätze leimschattig. Einbände berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carta de Guia de Casados, y Avisos para Palacios

      Madrid: Benito Cano, 1786. Recent calf. . Occasional slight staining in lower margin. Tear repaired in lower margins of 7 ff. just affecting 5 letters.. The well-printed Spanish edition by Benito Cano. Edgar Prestage describes the Carta de Guia de Casados as being Melos most personal work, with its homely philosophy, good sense and amusing and appropriate anecdotes, written in an unadorned style (D. Francisco Manuel de Mello; esboco biographico, pp. 257-8). The aristocratic Melo is, with Quevedo, the greatest writer of his generation in the Iberian peninsula (Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature). Palau 160467.

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        Philos endliche Erklärung und Antwort, auf verschiedene Anforderungen und Fragen, die an ihn ergangen, seine Verbindung mit dem Orden der Illuminaten betreffend. Erstausg.

      142 S., 1 Bl., Kl.-8, Goldgepr. Halbleder d. Zt. mit Rückenschild Kloss 3260 Wolfstieg 42781. - Im Jahr 1786 gerieten bei einer Hausdurchsuchungen geheime Papiere der Illuminaten in die Hände der Regierung, dabei wurde Weishaupt als Oberhaupt entlarvt u. der Orden stark belastetet. Die Dokumente wurden publiziert, um der Bevölkerung Beweise für Konspiration u. Staatsgefährdung zu liefern. Als bekannt wurde, dass der Autor vieler Schriftstücke "Philo" mit dem Freiherr von Knigge identisch war, sah dieser sich zu der vorliegenden Rechtfertigung gezwungen. - Leicht bestossen u. berieben ein Innengelenk leicht angeplatzt Innendeckel mit ExLibris "Freiherr Knigge-Leveste" (auf der Illus. ist der Gutshof der Freiherren Knigge im Westen des Dorfes Levestes, in der Region Hannover, zu sehen) wie so oft ohne das Frontispiz Titel gestempelt Längskante tlw. knapp beschnitten, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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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.

      Dublin: Burnet, Colles, Moncrieffe, et al., 1786. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 3 vols. I: xii, 596 pp.; 1 fold. map. II: [2], viii, 588 pp.; 1 fold. map. III: vii, [1], 540, [64 (index )] pp. Dublin first edition, printed in the same year as the London first. With this work, Gillies (1747–1836) — later the Royal Historiographer of Scotland — became one of the earliest British classicists to examine Greek history from a political perspective, in this case Whiggish. The volumes are illustrated with two oversized, folding maps depicting Greece and its colonies.         ESTC N7592; Allibone 672; Brunet, II, 1599. On Gillies, see: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online. Contemporary calf, spines with nice gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels; joints cracked or open, corners/edges rubbed, spine with tips chipped and leather cracked. Ex–social club library: old shelving labels at spine heads extending onto sides, 19th-century bookplates, call numbers on endpapers, title-pages pressure-stamped. Vols. I and III with front free endpaper lacking; vol. I map with short tear along one fold and slightly longer tear from inner margin, extending into image. Intermittent light spotting; a few leaves age-toned. Vol. II with a few small, early ink blotches. All volumes with typical offsetting to early and late leaves from binding's turn-ins. Indeed a set nicer to contemplate, outside and inside, than our description must suggest.

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        Traité d'anatomie et de physiologie, avec des planches coloriées représentant au naturel les divers organes de l'homme et des animaux ... Tome premier [all published].

      Paris: François Ambroise Didot l'aîné, 1786. First edition, in an elegant contemporary binding, of the "most accurate neuroanatomical work produced before the advent of microscopic staining techniques. This work is very rare when complete with all the plates, and the present copy is perhaps unique in containing the four-page 'Prospectus' for the work which we have been unable to find in any other copy of the book. Vicq d'Azyr identifies accurately for the first time many of the cerebral convolutions, along with various internal structures of the brain" (GM). "Vicq d'Azyr, permanent secretary to the Paris Academy of Medicine and personal physician of Marie Antoinette, produced one of the most outstanding anatomical folios of the brain that had yet appeared. He found that his dissections of the brain were facilitated by first hardening the brain in alcohol. He identified accurately for the first time many of the cerebral convolutions, along with various internal structures of the brain. Vicq d'Azyr (1781) described the mammillothalmic tract which still bears his name, as well as the central sulcus with the pre- and post-central convolutions and insula twenty years before Reil and Rolando" (McHenry, Garrison's History of Neurology, pp. 104-5). "Vicq d'Azyr, the eminent French anatomist and neurologist, has been called the greatest comparative anatomist of the eighteenth century. A highly successful physician, he numbered Marie Antoinette among his patients. Vicq d'Azyr's descriptions of the gross morphology of the brain were among the most accurate of his day and he identified many of the cerebral convolutions as well as various internal structures of the brain for the first time. Although Vicq d'Azyr intended his Traité d'anatomie et de physiologie (Paris, 1786-9) to be a multi-volume set, only one volume was published. It contained all of his important neuroanatomical studies and was one of the finest works on the subject to appear before the advent of microscopy. The atlas' sixty-nine plates included thirty-four hand-colored aquatints with individual outline plates drawn and engraved by Alexandre Briceau (fl. 1765), the noted Paris engraver, from gross dissections of human brains which had been fixed in alcohol, such fixatives as formalin and other chemicals not yet being used. The atlas also included a black-and-white plate taken from Soemmerring's De basi encephali" (Heirs of Hippocrates). The work was published in a series of eight fascicles which the author advertised for sale individually. "The unusual luxurious quality of this work and the un-business-like way in which Vicq d'Azyr permitted purchasers to acquire separate parts of the work strongly suggest that he financed its publication" (Norman). Complete copies are rare on the market - only five others have appeared at auction in the past fifty years, only one of them in a contemporary binding (and that copy had significant internal problems). The Haskell F. Norman copy, in a modern binding, made $23000 (his sale part II, Christie's New York, 16 June 1998, lot 840). Provenance: From the library of Jean Blondelet, perhaps the greatest collector of medical books of the 20th century. In 1765 Vicq d'Azyr (1746-94) enrolled in the University of Paris where he was taught by the anatomist and surgeon Antoine Petit (1722-94) and the comparative anatomist Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton (1716-99). In 1772 Vicq d'Azyr defended his thesis on the protective effect of the cranium for the brain, in 1773 he taught a popular course on morphology at the Jardin du Roi and in the following year he earned his doctorate and was admitted to the Académie des Sciences. In 1776 Vicq d'Azyr continued his study of anatomy in Paris, following the recommendation of Petit. In 1780 he became professor of comparative anatomy at Alfort Veterinary School, a post he would hold for the next eight years. "During his eight years at Alfort, he wrote with the aim of presenting a "grand tableau" or scheme of all species to illustrate a grand design of the animal kingdom, culminating in man. However, he was only able to write one volume of this work prior to his death. The five-part volume [the offered work], dedicated to King Louis XVI, described the detailed anatomy of the brain, and represents some of the most accurate depictions of the brain in the eighteenth century. In the introduction of this work, Vicq d'Azyr emphasized the importance of integrating form and function. The beautifully illustrated plates used in his tome were drawn by the noted Parisian engraver Alexandre Briceau, who is thanked by the author for his skills, stamina, and "endurance of foul odors." All plates were drawn from actual preserved human brains. One plate was black and white taken from Soemmering's De basi encephali. Preceding each plate, Vicq d'Azyr provided detailed explanations that were followed by comments of earlier anatomists (e.g., Bidloo, Vieussens, Eustachius, Willis, Monro, von Haller). In his descriptions, Vicq d'Azyr often chided past anatomists, including Vesalius, for inaccuracies in their illustrations and descriptions. "For his studies of the brain, he was one of the first to use a chemical cocktail (alcohol, saltpeter, and hydrochloric acid) for brain preservation, which would not become a standard method until the work of Reil (1759-1813), and horizontal and coronal sections of the brain for studying its anatomy. Vicq d'Azyr was the first to describe the substantia nigra, although some have erroneously attributed this discovery to Samuel Thomas Soemmerring (1755-1830). In 1786 he described the mamillothalamic tract (bundle of Vicq d'Azyr) as "the white ribbon that rises from the mammillary eminence, forming a curve toward the interior tubercle within the optic thalamus." He is credited with rediscovering the white line (line of Gennari) in the calcarine cortex and was the first to accurately show the convolutions of the cerebral hemispheres which, historically, had been considered little more than "sur un plat de macaronis" (macaroni on a dish). He divided the cerebral cortex into frontal, parietal, and occipital lobes. He described the deep gray nuclei including the basal ganglia, claustrum, and caudate nucleus and the foramen (cecum) of Vicq d'Azyr, which lies in the midline of the anterior pontomedullary junction and receives basilar artery perforators. He also described the locus coeruleus and the centrum semiovale (Vicq d'Azyr's centrum), although the centrum was first portrayed by Vieussens. He gave the first detailed description of the course of the fornix and stria medullaris and of the anatomy of the hippocampus. He named and identified the uncus, cuneus, and precuneus, and was the first to describe the insula, although eponymously this structure carries the name of Reil. With air injection studies, he demonstrated the existence of the intraventricular foramen and noticed that the superior sagittal sinus drained primarily into the right transverse sinus. Vicq d'Azyr elaborated on the arrangement of the fiber bundles of the spinal cord and their division into a posterior and two lateral columns with an anterior commissure. "Interestingly, it was Vicq d'Azyr and not the Italian anatomist Rolando who discovered the central sulcus and pre- and postcentral gyri. In fact, François Leuret (1796-1851) first applied the name Rolando to the central sulcus in 1839 (Anatomie comparée du Système nerveux) to direct attention towards Rolando's descriptions. When Leuret prepared his publication on the brain, he did not have access to the writings of Vicq d'Azyr. Vicq d'Azyr first mentioned the central sulcus in [the present work]" (Tubbs et al, Félix Vicq d'Azyr (1746-1794): early founder of neuroanatomy and royal French physician, 2011). The year 1788 saw Vicq d'Azyr's election into the Académie Française, the highest scientific honour in France, and in the following year he became royal physician to Queen Marie Antoinette. In 1790, following the advent of the French Revolution, he presented plans for the reform of medical teaching in France to the Constituent Assembly, proposing grouping together the schools of medicine, surgery, veterinary and pharmacy and calling for the active participation of medical students in clinical work and competitive examinations. These proposals resulted in the establishment in Paris of three Écoles de Santé. Vicq d'Azyr died, probably from tuberculosis, on June 20, 1994, during the Reign of Terror. Anatomie de la Couleur 123; Blake 474; Brunet V, 1176; Garrison-Morton 401.2; Heirs of Hippocrates 1073 (fragment of atlas only); Norman 2150; Waller 9953. Large folio (477 x 312 mm). Contemporary calf, gilt spine, green title lable to spine, very light wear to spine, otherwise very fine and entirely unrestored. Half-title, allegorical aquatint frontispiece, printed in color and finished by hand, showing Louis XVI as Apollo sitting on a cloud watching an anatomy scene with three goddesses around the corpse, one representing Study with an oil-lamp, one Medicine with a serpent, and the third the draughts-woman, engraved explanation leaf by Beaublé, typographic dedication leaf to Louis XVI, 'Discours sur l'anatomie en générale' (pp. [1]-54), 'Vocabulaire anatomique, augmenté d'un grand nombre de termes nouveaux' (pp. [55]-123), 'Prospectus' (pp. [4]), 'Explication des planches' (pp. [1]-111, with 5 divisional titles of which numbers 1, 2 and 5 not included in the pagination). 69 plates, numbered 1-35, consisting of 34 number-keyed line engravings and 34 aquatints, some with stipple engraving, printed in two or more colors, and representing the same figures as the line engravings but printed from different plates, plus a single line-engraved plate (18). The plates were drawn and engraved by Alexandre Briceau "dessinateur du Cabinet d'Anatomie" assisted by his daughter Angélique.

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        SERMON DE SAN AGUSTIN, PREDICADO EN SU FIESTA, Y EN SU CONVENTO DE NRA. SRA. DE CANDELARIA DE ESTA CIUDAD DE LA HAVANA, EL DIA 28 DE AGOSTO DE 1786

      Havana: En la Imprenta de la Curia Episcopal y Rl. Seminario de S. Carlos, 1786. [4],L pp. Small quarto. 20th-century red cloth, gilt leather label. Titlepage lightly soiled, contemporary inscription, trimmed. Minor foxing and soiling to text. Very good. A rare and early Havana imprint, printing a sermon given at one of the religious festivals in that city. Like printing on any of the Caribbean islands, 18th-century Cuban imprints are all quite rare. One copy noted in OCLC, at the National Library of Chile. MEDINA, HAVANA 83.

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        Histoire physique, morale, civile, et politique de la Russie moderne et ancienne. Atlas volume

      [A Paris : Chez Froulle], 1786. Hardcover. Good. 37 folding engraved plates, maps and plans after Lespinasse, Pauquet and others, including a large folding plan of St. Petersburg and 16 views, 16 letterpress tables at end, the majority double-page. Atlas volume only. Modern leather spine, modern marbled boards. Marginal dampstaining, scattered foxing and soiling, tears to a few plates, lacking folding map of Russia and lacking plate 3, additional copy of plate 9 in place supplied. Brunet III, 916; Cohen-de Ricci 613; Russia Engages the World, pp. 54, 57. <br><br> Accompanying atlas to Clerc's magnum opus on the history of Russia, modern and ancient issued in 1783-1784, is particularly notable for its fine panoramic views of towns and palaces by Auvray, Fessard, Niquet and Née after Louis-Nicolas de Lespinasse. <br>A physician, historian, essayist and French cartographer, Nicolas Gabriel Clerc, served in the French Army as chief physician and reformed the practice of France’s military hospitals. At the request of Empress Elizabeth, he went to Russia in 1759 to serve as physician to General Kirill Razumovsky, of the Cossacks. In a later trip as doctor to the Grand Duke, began his research that would lead to his complete history of Russia, which was mostly unknown to Western Europe in the mid 1700s.

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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.

      Burnet, Colles, Moncrieffe, et al, 1786. Dublin first edition, printed in the same year as the London first. With this work, Gillies (1747-1836) -- later the Royal Historiographer of Scotland -- became one of the earliest British classicists to examine Greek history from a political perspective, in this case Whiggish. The volumes are illustrated with two oversized, folding maps depicting Greece and its colonies.

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        Traité Analytique des Mouvemens apparens des Corps célestes

      1786. Seven folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., xxxx, 738 pp., 1 leaf of errata; 2 p.l., 680, lvi pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. sheep (a little rubbed, head of spine of Vol. I a bit chipped), spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: la Veuve Valade, 1786-89. First edition. "From 1764 to 1783 he [Dionis] wrote a series of important memoirs on the application of the most recent analytic methods to the study of the principal astronomical phenomena (eclipses, occultations, reductions of observations, determination of planetary orbits, etc.). Revised and coordinated, these memoirs were reprinted in the two-volume Traité analytique des mouvements apparents [sic] des corps célestes (1786-1789), of which Delambre gives a detailed analysis…All these works are dominated by an obvious concern for rigor and by a great familiarity with analytical methods…their reexamination in the light of present possibilities of calculation would certainly be fruitful."-D.S.B., IV, p. 107. Very good set. ❧ Lalande, p. 599-"Le plus grand ouvrage d'astronomie analytique.".

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        ARTE DE BRILHANTES VERNIZES,

      - e das Tinturas, Fazellas, e como se deve obrar com ellas. E DOS INGREDIENTES DE QUE OS ditos se devem Compôr: huma larga explicaçaõ, da origem e das naturezas; propria para os Mestres TORNEIROS, PINTORES, E ESCULTORES. Como também huma offerta de 18, ou 20 RECEITAS CORIOSAS, e necessárias para os Ourives de Ouro, Prata, e os Relojoeiros, e mais Artistas. POR JOAÕ STOOTER Natural de Anveres, Provincia de Brabante perito no Rachar, e lavar Diamantes. LISBOA: Na Offic. De José de Aquino Bulhoens. Anno de 1786. Conliç[ensa] da Real Mês[a] Cens[oria]. Vende-se na casa de José Luis de Cravalho, Mercador de Livros, e morador na Calçada de S. Anna a onde acharáõ hum grande sortimento de Livros de varias faculdades. [Lisboa, 1786]. In 8ª [9x14,5 cm] com 223 págs. Encadernação da época inteira de pele mosqueada, com nervos, rótulo amarelo e ferros com motivos vegetalistas gravados a ouro na lombada. Segunda edição desta obra não existem exemplares em bibliotecas públicas. A primeira edição foi publicada em Antuérpia no ano de 1729. Inocêncio não refere a colação e não terá visto qualquer exemplar, no entanto refere a 3ª edição de 1825. Obra tratando dos processos de obtenção de tintas, vernizes e diluentes. No entanto as origens e os processos utilizados não são de síntese, isto é, não permitem obter na origem os materiais sintéticos ou sintetizados; e não permitem decompor as matérias-primas. Os processos utilizados são a mistura e a destilação em banho-maria. Os produtos interessantes citados na obra são o verniz-cola para aplicação em primário, do género tapa-poros, a ser acabado com pedra-pomes ou lixa (pág. 19). A goma-laca feita de seiva das árvores (pág. 43). A forma de realçar as cores com a adição de pedra-ume (pág. 53). A utilização de diluente junto com goma-laca (pág. 61). A produção de betume de embutir composto por lacre, pez e resina (pág. 91). De notar as variadas referências ao longo da obra ao melhor e mais fino verniz para revestimentos de madeira: o verniz copal (oriundo das árvores do copal da América central) que permite até 8 demãos de revestimento finíssimo. In 8ª [9x14.5 cm] 223 pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine with raised bands, yellow label and gilt tools. 2nd edition. Not present at BNP (Portuguese National Library) or any other catalogues. Inocêncio mentions it but there is no collation (did not see or checked physically a copy). Also reffers a 3rd edition in 1825. Translation of the title page: « The Art of the Bright Varnish and how to make, paint and work with inks. The ingredients from which the inks should be composed and made; an explanation on the origin and nature of the inks, suitable for the masters of carpentry, painters and sculptors. This work includes the offer of 18 or 20 curious and necessary recipes for goldsmiths who work in gold and silver, and also for watchmakers. By Johan Stooter, native of Anvers / Antwerp, in the province of Brabant, and expert in the lapidating of diamonds.» REF.: Inocêncio IV, 44 e X, 363:«JOÃO STOOTER, que pelo apelido parece ser estrangeiro. Dele não tenho alcançado mais conhecimento, que o de haver publicado em seu nome, na Holanda, e no principio do seculo XVIII, duas obras em língua portuguesa, a saber: 1344) Arte de fazer vernizes, etc. 1345) Regras de fazer espingardas, etc. De uma e outra vi há tempo exemplares em poder do sr. Figaniere; porém não podendo agora completar a descrição dos títulos no momento em que é forçoso dar para o prelo este artigo, envio desde já os leitores para as Correções e aditamentos que hão de ir no fim deste volume, onde acharão bem exatamente confrontados os referidos títulos. Este escritor foi, como lele mesmo diz, natural de Anvers, província de Brabante; perito no rachar e lavrar diamantes; e homem de negocio em Lisboa por mais de vinte e seis anos. [?] Arte de brilhantes vernizes, & das tinturas, fazelas, & o como obrar com ellas. E dos ingredientes de que o dito se deve compôr, etc., etc. Como tãobem huma offerta de

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        DISSERTATIO MEDICA, INAUGURALIS, DE VARIOLIS INSITIVIS QUAM, ANNUENTE SUMMO NUMINE : EX AUCTORITATE REVERENDI ADMODUM VIRI, D GULIELMI ROBERTSON, S.S.T.P. ACADEMIAE EDINBURGENAE PRAEFECTI NEC NON Amplissimi Senatus Academici Consensu, Et Nobilissimae Facultatis Medicae Decreto : Pro Gradu Doctoratus, Summisque in Medicina Honoribus Ac Privilegiis Rite Et Legitime Consequendis Eruditorum Examini Subjicit Gulielmus Calder, Britannus, Soc Phys Edin

      Balfour and Smellie, Edinburgh 1786 - Very rare doctoral dissertation: inscribed by author . Prior owner's signature. Full leather with an ornate gilt border & all edges gilt. Rubbed spine ends with 1/8 inch loss from head. Marbled endpapers. Six front, and six rear blank pages. (3) 45 pp (1 [errata]). Text interior is tight, clean & intact without foxing. Latin text. Medical; Vaccination, Smallpox ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 45 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lieder und Gesänge; am Klavier zu singen, nebst einem Rondo

      - 4 p.l., 43, [1] pp. Oblong 4to, orig. wrappers (small hole in title touching one letter, repaired on verso at an early date; minor foxing & soiling). Offenbach: "Auf Kosten des Verfassers," [dedication dated May 1786]. First edition, and very rare, of this privately printed collection of 28 songs. Brede (1736-98), studied in Halle for three years with the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann. At the time of the composition of these songs, Brede was subrector and cantor at the Jacobikirche in Perleberg near Wittenberg. In 1792, he was elected cantor and music director at Stettin. In 1793 he prepared a concert where Chaldni, the "father of acoustics," played his "euphon," which consisted of glass rods of different pitches. List of subscribers on verso of fourth preliminary leaf. Very good copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. WorldCat locates no copy in North America. ? RISM B4302. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vida de D. Joaõ de Castro, Quarto Vice-Rei da India

      Antonio Gomes, Lisbon 1786 - Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, light wear at edges and hinges. Scattered light foxing, endpapers browned, a few small tears at page edges, one touching some text but with no loss - a clean, bright and fresh copy overall. xiiii, 497pp. With 3 plates and a lovely folding view of Diu.A revised edition of the life of the 15th century explorer, humanist and viceroy first published in 1651. His linking of science and navigation are most evident in his detailed observations of magnetism in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045308. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Decade di alberi curiosi ed eleganti piante delle Indie orientali, e dell'America ultimamente fatte già note... dall'idioma inglese, ridotta all'italiana favella, col lasciare intatta la descrizione latina, e corredata di alquante note.

      Nella Stamperia Salomoni, 1786. Cm. 24, pp. (8) 31 (1). Con fregio xilografico al frontespizio e 10 tavole f.t. incise in rame ed in fine coloritura antica, verosimilmente coeva. Leg. in cartoncino marmorizzato antico rimontato, sguardie recenti. Una gora alle prime carte e qualche brunitura sparsa, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Prima edizione italiana dell'unica opera dell'Hill tradotta in questa lingua di cui l'originale inglese è apparso nel 1773. John Hill (Peterborough 1707 - London 1775) parla di dieci specie botaniche provenienti da Asia e America che non furono mai descritte precedentemente con l'eccezione dalla carnivora Dionea, che appare già nell'opera dell'Ellis nel 1770. Accanto alle note botaniche appaiono spesso le indicazioni delle proprietà farmaceutiche. Cfr. Nissen BBI 878; Pritzel 4076.

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

      [Philadelphia]: Printed by John Dunlap, 1786. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [1], 257pp., xliii index, [1]. Contemporary boards covered with light blue paper. Light paper joints. Spine is missing. Front board holding by a cord. Paper on front board torn at bottom edge. Top edge of pages are uncut and partially opened. A few of the pages have narrow margins but no loss of content. Text very clean. Evans 20079.

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        Voyage dans les Deux Siciles, en 1777, 1778, 1779 et 1780, traduit de l'Anglois par un voyageur François.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Didot aîné, 1785-1786, - 4 vol. in-8, 16-432, [4]-339, [4]-463 et [4]-480 pp., avec 3 tableaux généalogiques dépliants au volume II, demi-veau prune à coins, dos lisses ornés de filets, guirlandes et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise, tranches citron mouchetées de rouge (rel. du Directoire). Coiffes un peu frottées, mais bel exemplaire. Première traduction française, donnée par Jean-Benjamin de Laborde (1734-1794) : ce récit de voyage avait commencé de paraître en anglais en 1783. Mais la version française, comme il fallait s'y attendre, ne transcrit pas purement et simplement le texte anglais : Laborde a voulu y ajouter des notes reproduisant et ses propres commentaires et des extraits du Journal que son associé Vivant Denon avait composé lors de ses pérégrinations dans les mêmes régions, officiellement pour permettre au lecteur de "comparer la manière de juger des deux voyageurs", en réalité pour débiner l'utlisation de nègres dans une célèbre publication contemporaine. On ignore si Laborde avait communiqué ce piratage à Denon, mais ce dernier avait déjà à s'occuper du côté de son commanditaire. En effet, si Henry Swinburne (1752-1803) avait parcouru le royaume de Naples dans ses deux parties, continentale et insulaire, entre 1777 et 1780, c'était au moment même où Denon voyageait dans les mêmes contrées pour en fournir une description à la grande entreprise éditoriale que fut le Voyage pittoresque de Naples et de la Sicile (1781-1786), commanditée par l'abbé Richard de Saint-Non, mais que sa santé fragile rendait incapable de diriger une équipe de dessinateurs et de rédacteurs sur place. Ce Journal de Denon fut intégré au texte du Voyage et aussi partiellement à la traduction de Swinburne, ce qui incita le véritable auteur à en donner une édition avec son nom propre en 1788. S'ensuivit une querelle de propriété avec l'abbé de Saint-Non, qui estimait qu'avoir payé le voyage relaté dans le manuscrit lui donnait la propriété littéraire du texte, ce qui était d'ailleurs défendable juridiquement dans la condition des auteurs avant les lois révolutionnaires sur le sujet. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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