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        A Narrative of the Death of Captain James Cook. To which are added some Particulars, concerning his Life and Character. And Observations respecting the Introduction of the Venereal Disease into the Sandwich Islands.

      London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1786. Quarto, [iv], 34 pp.; a fine and particularly large copy, edges uncut, in a good modern binding of red calf. Exceptionally rare: one of the most elusive and difficult of all Cook-related pieces to acquire. Samwell's account of Cook's death, of tremendous importance for its detailed narrative of the events at Kealakekua Bay, is also one of the earliest books on Hawaii, preceded only by the official account and the handful of unofficial accounts of Cook's third voyage. Of all the early books on Cook's third voyage, it ranks with the German edition of Zimmermann's narrative Reise um die Welt (1781) and Shaw's tapa cloth collection, the Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth (1787), as among the rarest and most significant eighteenth-century publications. It is aptly described in the canonical catalogue of the Hill collection of Pacific voyages as "the highlight of a Cook collection".'Apart from its rarity, this pamphlet is of the greatest importance, since it fills in gaps, e.g., as to the responsibility for Cook's death, which are suppressed in the official account. Samwell's estimate of Cook's character, coming as it did from an educated man who knew him well, needs to be read alongside that of King in the official account to get a true picture of Cook as he appeared to those under his command... ' (Holmes). Indeed, as Samwell's own preface stated, the work was issued in large part to temper the picture of Cook as created in King's official version, where it was implied that Cook's hasty temper may have been the decisive factor in his death.Samwell sailed as surgeon's mate on the Resolution, but became surgeon on the Discovery in mid-1778. His frank and reliable eye-witness account remains the basis of our knowledge of the events at Kealakekua Bay, particularly since the visual record is so muddled by myth-making aspects. As a surgeon he was also well placed to make the observations that appear here about venereal disease in the islands, although his conclusion that the disease had been indigenous before Cook's visit is recognised to be doubtful.Only two editions (this and the French one) of Samwell's narrative were published, unlike most of the other third voyage accounts which appeared in numerous European, Russian or Scandinavian editions as well as Irish, and even American, piracies.Samwell's account was tremendously influential, particularly because it provided the backbone for Kippis in his later Life of Cook (1788) and Biographia Britannica (1789). Samwell's book was not reprinted until David Magee republished the text in 1957 (Captain Cook and Hawaii), with an introduction by the Cook bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes who noted that 'The fullest, most detailed and most objective [account of Cook's death] is that by David Samwell, which is here reprinted. Such a reprint is certainly called for. In its original form it is of great rarity and correspondingly expensive... '. The catalogue of the Hill Collection notes of their copy (acquired at the Streeter sale in 1969) that 'this exceedingly rare work may perhaps be considered the highlight of a Cook collection'. Provenance: With an unidentified early owner's note on the title-page: "Mr Anderson Surgeon of the Resolution died Augt. 3rd 1778 when Mr Law Surgeon of the Discovery was removed into the Resolution and Mr Samuel [sic] first Mate of the Resolution to be Surgeon of the Discovery". In excellent condition.

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        Mémoires sur la fortification perpendiculaire par plusieurs officiers du corps royal du Génie

      Chez Nyon. Edition originale, illustrée de 16 planches dépliantesbinding en pleine basane blonde d'époque ou légèrement postérieure. spine à nerfs orné de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. spine-ends arrachées. Larges épidermures et estafilades sur les plats. Un coin très émoussé et dénudé. Trois lettres inscrites à la craie sur le plat inférieur.  Chez Nyon A Paris 1786 In-4 (21x29cm) (4) 2-5-64, 81-112, 65-80, 113-117p. (4) relié

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        A Catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: which will be sold by auction...

      London: Skinner and Co. 1786. Quarto; engraved frontispiece not present, contemporary half sheep. An unsophisticated copy of this rare auction catalogue, of particular interest to Australia and the Pacific for its many hundreds of natural history lots, including the enormous and important collection of shells, catalogued for the auctioneer by Banks's protégé Solander. Many of the specimens had been brought back on the Cook voyages from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Great Tahitian and Hawaiian rarities, including large pieces of Tapa, feather cloaks and helmets, and the like, are listed and described in the catalogue. This is the auction catalogue for the dispersal of the collection of natural history specimens gathered by Margaret Cavendish Bentwick, second Duchess of Portland, which was "considered the finest in England and rivalled the best in Europe" (Dance Shell Collecting, An Illustrated History). The Duchess was a patron of Captain Cook, friend of Rousseau and Reynolds, and a colleague of Daniel Solander. Through years of intrepid collecting her magnificent home, Bulstrode House in Buckinghamshire, became her museum.Bulstrode or 'The Hive' as it was known is court circles, was a place of great activity, a place not only for the display of Margaret's collection but where she and her team of botanists, entomologists and ornithologists worked. Scores of people would visit, from scholars, philosophers and scientists to Royalty. The Portland Museum was legendary; a place of delights where the ancient and the living were arranged side by side and where people came to be amazed at nature captured in its full diversity.The catalogue was drawn up her chaplain and (long-time) librarian the Reverend John Lightfoot, with specialist assistance from others including Solander who described the cabinet of shells. Bindings worn, some offsetting and foxing, good overall.

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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. In two volumes.

      First Edition London printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand MDCCLXXXVI [1786] First Edition. 4to in 2 volumes: xvi, 684; viii, 718, [29], [1]pp, with 2 folding maps, "The Western Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests" and "The Eastern Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests." Uniformly bound in period full tree calf, the spines divided into six compartments with gilt tooling and red and olive-green morocco lettering pieces, and with French blue silk page markers and marbled end papers. An excellent wide-margined set, the bindings tight and secure (though the boards of vol. 2 a bit bowed), pages fresh and bright, the engraved maps in rich impressions properly folded. Provenance: Julio Berzunza, with his bookplate to the front paste downs. Beginning in the 1920s, Berzunza amassed a comprehensive collection of Alexandriana, totaling nearly 1000 books, manuscripts, maps, engravings and artifacts, the basis for his landmark work, "A tentative classification of books, pamphlets, and pictures concerning Alexander the Great and the Alexander romances, from the collection of Julio Berzunza." ESTC Citation No. T99924. Near Fine Gillies constructed his briefly popular narrative of classical Greek history from ancient literary sources, both histories and other genres. But the "revolution in ancient history brought about by source analysis, epigraphy, and archaeology, together with changes in literary taste, brought total oblivion to both books and their author." (ODNB)

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        Histoire de la ville de Chartres, du pays chartrain et de la Beauce.

      De l'Imprimerie de Deshayes et Chez Regnault. First Edition. Rare. Dedication to Monseigneur the Duke of Orleans, Philippe Egalite, Chartres was then in the same court qu'Orléans.bindings romantic half blond sheepskin. Back smooth decorated with jewels and gold striping. Corners slightly bumped. A few pages of Volume II slightly stained. Rare book does not only interesting, as its title might portend, to history, but also the geography of the city of Chartres, causing main thoroughfares. The author, lawyer and surveyor of the city is well documented in the archives and brought together all that was written remarkably since the beginning of the city, stories, events ... The book proceeds chronologically from what is known of the oldest Chartres until 1786 in the form of annals. Information on agriculture, trade, customs ... A very useful and detailed index at the end of volume. Ultimately, directory of famous men of the country with biographical Chartres. Buffer ecclesiastical library on the title page of each volume. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'Imprimerie de Deshayes et Chez Regnault Chartres & Paris 1786 2 volumes in-8 (13x20cm) (4) iij ; (5) xxxviij (10) 431pp. et (4) 522pp. (2) relié

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        Description des gites de minerai, des forges et des salines des Pyrénées, suivie d'observations sur le fer Mazé et sur les mines des Sards en Poitou. Première [Seconde] partie.

      Paris, Didot, Cuchet, 1786. ____ Premier tome de cet ouvrage consacré aux Pyrénées de la "Description des gîtes de minerai et des bouches à feu de France" (ce feuillet de faux-titre manque ici), dont la publication s'étendit sur 14 ans - les deux autres tomes étant consacrés à l'Alsace-Lorraine. Le Baron de Dietrich était "Commissaire à la visite des mines, des bouches à feu et de forêts de France." A ce titre il a visité lui-même toutes les mines des Pyrénées et décrit avec minutie leurs différents modes d'exploitation. Illustré par 6 planches ou cartes hors-texte dont 4 dépliantes et coloriées. Labarère 489 : "Très rare. Voir Labarère, Les Vingt Livres Pyrénéistes les plus rares, N° XIV. ... La plupart des exemplaires connus figurent dans les collections publiques, les collections privées n'en possèdent que sept exemplaires." Deux volumes brochés sous couvertures d'attente grises, avec d'inévitables manques aux coiffes et fentes aux dos. Etiquette sur les couvertures : "Bibliothèque de Spietz". Bon exemplaire à l'état de parution, grand de marges. *****. 2 volumes in-4. Collation : XXXIV, 328 pp. / (2), pp., pp. 329-597 pp., 6 planches, 7 tableaux dépl. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque.

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        Galatée. Estelle. Numa Pompilius

      First edition of Numa.Binders full glossy golden calf of signed time Bozerian tail volume Numa. Back smooth decorated with the figure repeated 4 times of Prince Gagarin, nets and rollers. Greek frieze frames on the boards. Roll on turns and inside. De l'imprimerie de Didot L'aîné A Paris 1784; 1786; 1788 In-8 (12x19,5cm) (4) 418pp. (2) et (4) 235pp. (1) et (6) 373pp. (3) 3 volumes reliés

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        Introduction à l'analyse des infiniment petits. Premiere partie. De la nature des fonctions des quantités variables; de leur décomposition en facteurs, & de leur développement en suites infinies; de la doctrine des logarithmes, des arcs de cercle, & de leurs sinus & cosinus...

      Strasbourg, Libr. académique, 1786. ____ Première édition en français, seul ce premier volume a été publié. Cet ouvrage fondamental dans l'histoire des mathématiques a paru pour la première fois en latin de 1748. La traduction est de Pezzi et Kramp. Elle est précédée du portrait d'Euler et de son éloge par Condorcet. Bel exemplaire. ***** First French edition. First volume, the only one published. The first translation into English was that by John D. Blanton, published in 1988. Printing and the Mind of Man 196 : "In his 'Introduction to Mathematical Analysis' Euler did for modern anlysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry. It contains an exposition of algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry, both plane and solid, a definition of logarithms as exponents, and important contributions to the theory of equations. He evolved the modern exponential treatment of logarithms, including the fact that each number has an infinity of natural logarithms. In the early chapters there appears for the first time the definition of mathematical function, one of the fundamental concepts of modern mathematics." In-8. Collation : portrait, (6), IV, 44, XII, 346, (2) pp., une planche dépliante. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire des progrès de la puissance navale de l'Angleterre

      Chez G. de Bure. Second edition, and first Paris after the original appeared in 1783 in Yverdon.Binding full glossy blond and speckled calf. Back smooth decorated with four irons in boxes. As an exhibit in red morocco; room volume number round black leather. Double mentoring net on the boards. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez G. de Bure à Paris 1786 in-12 (10x18cm) 2 volumes reliés

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        Le somnambule, oeuvres en proses et en vers, ou l'on trouve l'histoire générale d'une isle très singulière, découverte aux grandes indes en 1784. Suivi de FEUTRY Nouveaux opuscules et Suppléments aux nouveaux opuscules

      A l'Isle de France , et se trouve a Paris Chez P. Fr. Didot le jeune, imprimeur de Monsieur. First Edition. Absent the BN of France and French catalogs, one copy to the British Library and some in English catalogs. The sleepwalker is on large paper. New booklets Fleury are first edition. Half blue buckram the first half of the nineteenth century. Corners bumped. Woman French letter (1737-1813), Countess Anne Marie Françoise de Beauharnais wrote news stories, plays and pieces of verse, are found together in this collection. Outside contain fables in verse, new tracts of Feutry brings together a set of text on the birth and development of Castilian poetry, Arabic and Italian, Portuguese of great interest. Biography of many Italian poets of the fourteenth to rebirth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! A l'Isle de France , et se trouve a Paris Chez P. Fr. Didot le jeune, imprimeur de Monsieur Paris 1786, 1779 fort in-8 (19,5x12,5cm) vj, 312 pp. et viij, 254 pp. (6) , 56 pp. relié

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      De l'imprimerie de Didot Aîné. Fourth edition statement, illustrated with figures of 9 Marillier De l'imprimerie de Didot Aîné A Paris 1786 In-8 (11x19,5cm) 382pp. (2) relié

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        An Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland and New South Wales... illustrated With a Chart of New Holland...

      London: John Fielding, no date but 1786. Quarto, with a folding hand-coloured chart of New Holland in its first issue, excellent tall untrimmed copy in handsome recent green half morocco by Sangorski. The very rare first edition of this earliest separate account of New South Wales, with the correct first issue map; the first published work to anticipate "Botany Bay", the great social experiment that can be understood as a purely Enlightement endeavour, the making of a new ordered society with mastery over the natural world (see for example John Gascoigne and Patricia Curthoys The Enlightenment and the Origins of European Australia, Cambridge, 2002).The Historical Narrative was published to satisfy intense public curiosity following Lord Sydney's 1786 announcement of plans for the new convict settlement at Botany Bay. So little was generally known about this remote destination on the recently-discovered east coast of Australia that Fielding put together this collection of information from the official accounts of Captain Cook's voyages, all three of them in print by this date, as well as from the first-voyage narratives of Parkinson and Magra in particular, discussing the major landfalls not only in Australia but also the wider Pacific. The text also includes a discussion of Cook's main precursors Tasman and Dampier.This concise description of the conditions that the new arrivals might expect in New South Wales was the first work in print to anticipate the settlement at Botany Bay, and its publication marks the point at which the history of Terra Australis ends and a narrative of settlement begins. The call for it from all those interested in the colony, including of course the families of the convicts soon to be transported, made the book a commercial success, though its rarity today in any edition does not reflect the quantity that must have been published: within months a second quarto edition and a cheaper octavo reprint were called for. Slight browning.

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World. Undertaken and Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a New, Authentic, Entertaining, Instructive... Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages... and now publishing under the immediate direction of George William Anderson, Esq.

      London: Printed for Alex. Hogg, at the Kings' Arms, [c. 1784-1786]. Folio, with altogether 157 engraved maps, plans and views; modern half calf. An unusually good, complete copy of this huge compendium of Cook's three voyages (and a few other voyage accounts), published quickly after publication of the official accounts of the Cook voyages. Either in its issue in separate parts or as a single volume, this is a publication that must have been widely read to pieces given the poor condition in which most copies survive today. This popular single-volume edition of Cook's Voyages is in a format that manages to squeeze over a million words into the one volume. It was 'printed in a very large edition over a number of years... The added list of subscribers has numerous variations, and the title pages appear with several distinct forms... ' (Forbes). This copy corresponds to the third of the four states identified by Forbes, with a lettering change on the title-page. Originally published in eighty sixpenny numbers, most of them including two engravings, the book was gathered together either by subscribers to the parts or later by the publishers to make a single volume. This is an example of the volume issue, which therefore dispenses with any list of subscribers.Anderson says of his popular one-volume version that he was 'assisted, very materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution... and by other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy', and certainly the text does include material not found in the official accounts. He also harangues us that 'some other Editions of these Works (unnecessarily extended to many large volumes, by loose printing, blank paper, and other artifices, practised by many mercinary persons) would cost the purchaser the enormous sum of upwards of Twenty Guineas; so that the thousands of persons who would wish to peruse the valuable discoveries so partially communicated to the world, and view the astonishing fine copper plates, have hitherto been excluded from gratifying their eager curiosity; This Edition, being published in only Eighty Six-penny Numbers (making, when completed, One Large Handsome Volume in Folio) enables every person, whatever may be his circumstances, to become familiarly acquainted with those extraordinary and important voyages and discoveries... and the obvious intention of the King and Government, that the Improvements and Discoveries... might be communicated to the whole world, will of course be more fully answered'. In excellent condition.

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        Memoria sobre a Cultura das Oliveiras em Portugal offerecida a Sua Alteza Real o Serenissimo Principe do Brasil, tendo sido appresentada a Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa...

      Coimbra: Real Officina Typografica da Universidade, 1786. Small quarto, woodcut initial and tailpieces; contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt. A fine copy of the first edition of this comprehensive manual on the cultivation of olive trees.Dalla Bella had earlier published a work on the manufacture of olive oil - Memorias sobre o modo de aperfeiçoar a manufactura do azeite em Portugal (Coimbra, 1784) - and, finding existing agricultural manuals to be unsatisfactory, resolved to write a supplementary work on olive growing. The Memoria discusses the various kinds of olive trees, their propagation, where and how to plant and transplant olive trees, how to prune the trees and perform grafts, watering and fertilizing the trees, and the diseases to which they are subject; on pp. 161-79 is a monthly calendar summarizing what an olive grower needs to do and when. The many footnotes refer to contemporary works in French and Italian on olive growing, as well as to accounts by Roman and Greek authors. A second edition was published at Coimbra, 1818. This first edition is rare, recorded by NUC in just four American libraries; the title is not noted by Cagle in A Matter of Taste.Dalla Bella, a native of Padua, taught experimental physics at the Collegio dos Nobres in Lisbon, and later philosophy at Coimbra, finally retiring to Italy in 1823. Among his other published works is a treatise on lightning rods, Noticias historicas, e praticas acerca do modo de defender os edificios dos estragos dos raios (Lisbon, 1773).

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        Oeuvres complètes d'Antoine Raphaël Mengs, premier peintre du roi d'Espagne, contenant différents traités sur la théorie de la peinture

      A l'hôtel de Thou. First french edition, translated from the Italian by M. Jansen (the book appeared in effect for the first time in Italian in Bodoni). Binding slightly later in full sheepskin rooted, smooth back, part of title and volume number bronze. Beautiful copy. The book begins with the memories of the life and works of Mengs (1728-1779) by the chevalier Azara and instructions on tables Mengs, followed by treatises on painting the painter, as well as the beautiful, taste, the technical aspect of painting on various famous painters (Raphael, Correggio, Titian). There is a paragraph in the preface of Klopstock (German publisher) and Fuessli. Court painter to the King of Poland, he joined the Spanish court on requests from Charles III, King of Spain, paintings, early in the neoclassical style (see his Cleopatra) assured him fame and wealth, and the writings he left on the painting and the arts are full of research and subtleties. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! A l'hôtel de Thou à Paris 1786 in-4 (25,5x20cm) viii 314pp. et (1) 392pp. -1. deux volumes reliés

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        Les Bâtimens et les desseins de André Palladio recueillis et illustrés par Octave Bertotti Scamozzi... Seconde edition [with] Les Thermes des Romains.

      Vicenza: Jean Rossi, and Modena, 1785-1786. Three volumes, folio, comprising: Les Bâtimens et les desseins, four parts (bound in the first two volumes), each with separate decorated title-pages, portrait frontispiece to the first volume and a total of 208 engraved plates, many folding; Les Thermes, being the third volume of the set, with portrait frontispiece and 25 plates; splendid contemporary uniform quarter calf binding, spines gilt with red and black titling labels. A fine set, in attractive contemporary bindings, of this important scholarly edition of buildings and projected designs by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Inspired by classical design, Palladio was among the first architects to design unfortified rural houses. In his Quattro Libri dell' Architettura of 1570, he presented idealised houses and projects which became universal patterns for future generations. However Scamozzi here created an objective record of Palladio's existing buildings as actually constructed. These accurate plans were widely disseminated. The proliferation of Palladian building in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was in no small part due to these books acting as a catalyst for builders and designers as well as architects. The impact was global - the best example of Palladio's reach being Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia. There are numerous fine colonial Australian examples, including Camden Park, Government House in Parramatta and Panshanger at Longford in Tasmania.Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi (1719-1790) was the leading Palladian Revival architect working in Italy; he built many prominent houses in and near Vicenza. However 'he is more important as the editor of Palladio's work' (Penguin Dictionary of Architecture). Scamozzi carefully measured many of Palladio's important houses and buildings, many of which were inaccessible to the public. As an accurate record of Palladio's built works, Scamozzi's accomplishment is unparalleled: 'The quality of Scamozzi's work is remarkable, and it is not surprising to find that many of his plates have been used by leading authors on the work of Palladio, to illustrate their monographs' (Quentin Hughes, in his introduction to the 1968 London facsimile).Sumptuous and extravagant, Les Bâtimens et les desseins de André Palladio was published in the tradition of Campbell's Vitrivius Britannicus and similar grand folios of the eighteenth century. The quality and number of plates is impressive, and given that many of these buildings have been destroyed or subsequently altered beyond recognition they are of significant historical value. The Basilica in Vicenza is one such example; tragically bombed during the Second World War, it was faithfully restored using Scamozzi's plans and the municipal archives.The third volume in this uniformly bound set is Les Thermes which publishes Palladio's measured plans of Roman baths. Palladio never published these drawings and they remained at his Villa Maser until purchased by Richard Boyle, the third Earl of Burlington. In 1732 Burlington published them in a very small edition for his immediate circle. Scamozzi recognised their importance within the Palladian canon and republished them without alteration. Les Thermes was sold both as a separate volume and as part of the set, as seen in this example. Very occasional browning of some plates, one plate with a small repaired tear, otherwise excellent condition.

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        Le rideau levé ou l'éducation de Laure.

      A Cythére, (Alençon), 1786. ____ Première édition très rare de ce classique de la littérature libertine. Il est illustré par 6 figures libres. (La première planche 1 figure deux fois dans cet exemplaire, l'une a été placée en frontispice.) "Retirez-vous, censeurs atrabilaires. Fuyez, dévots, hypocrites ou fous. Prudes, guenons, et vous, vieilles mégères. Nos doux transports ne sont pas faits pour vous." Ce texte est attribué à tort à Mirabeau, l'auteur véritable serait le marquis de Sentilly. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe p. 709. Gay, Biblio. de l'amour des femmes t. 3, 1019. Charnières très discrètement restaurées. Très bel exemplaire imprimé sur papier bleu. ***** First edition. Illustrated by 6 plates. 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-12. Collation : frontispice, VI, 98 / (2), 122 pp., 6 planches. Veau brun glacé, filet doré et roulette à froid d'encadrement sur les plats, dos orné, tranches dorées. (Reliure du XIXe, Ducastin.).

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        Sentences, divine, moral, and historical;

      8vo., vi360pp., errata at foot of last page of text, a very faint dampstain affecting several leaves, early 19th century red half calf, spine fully gilt and lettered, marbled edges. A very good copy inscribed, on front endpaper, Geo. Ford Ayres R.N. This book is bound by him. 1817, and with the press-mark of Lord Minto* at head of spine.Publisher: Salisbury: printed by E. Easton, and sold by Messrs. Wilkie, London; Sollers and Simmonds, Blandford; Young, Milborne; Applin, Wimborne; and Jeffery, Weymouth,Year: 1786Edition: Only edition: rare. OCLC & ESTC locate copies at a total of only 6 libraries (BLBodleyUn. of New BrunswickLib. of CongressUn. of IllinoisYale).

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        A poetical review of the literary and moral character of the late Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. : with notes by John Courtenay, Esq.

      4to., disbound, pp. 40. A little dog-earring and occasional browning otherwise a very good copy preserved in cloth fall-down-back box with leather label. First Dublin edition, first issue, with Byrne the only named printer. Copies of this edition are also found with the imprint "Dublin : printed for Luke White, and P. Byrne, 1786." Comparing both copies held at Harvard the latter imprint with both names has a cancel stub behind the title page from which we presume that that is a later issue. OCLC records only Huntingdon Library and Harvard for this imprint. Irish politician John Courtenay frequented London literary society, attaching himself to James Boswell as a fellow admirer of Samuel Johnson, on whose character he published A Poetical Review in 1786. Courtenay's poetical biography was one of the first to be published after Johnson's death. Courtenay is one of the biographers pictured in James Sayer's famous satirical engraving on Johnson's biographers. Boswell in his Life of Johnson describes Courtenay's work, as ,"a performance of such merit, that had I not been honoured with a very kind and partial notice in it, I should echo the sentiments of men of the first taste loudly in its praise".

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        Novum Testamentum Græcum, e codice MS. Alexandrino, qui londini in Bibliotheca Musei Brittannici asservatur, descriptum a Carolo Gogofredo Woide.

      Ex prelo Joannis Nichols, London, 1786. XIV+XXXII0(262)+90 pages pp. App 500 ex of this book was printed. Greek text. Bound in a contemporary half calf with rich golddecoration on spine and goldprint on spine. Rebound with reuse of the original spine and boards. Boards with some wear. With some light waterstain on many pages in upper margin, folio. 17020704

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        Discurso sobre el comercio del país: utilidades que puede franquear, y medios de hacerle prosperar. Pronunciado por orden de la R. Sociedad Económica de Jacca por su Censor en la función pública anual que celebró la misma en 17 de Junio de 1786.

      - Manuscrito original del siglo XVIII, 22 x 16 cm., cubiertas en papel blanco de época, 2 h. + 48 págs. con clara y legible caligrafía. (Es obra de Antonio de Sas y Morejón, Censor de la Sociedad, curador de la escuela patriótica de hilar al torno y protector de la de dibujo establecida en Jaca. Discurso inédito pronunciado al año siguiente de la primera Junta pública de la Sociedad Económica de Jaca. Contiene un bosquejo de la historia económica de España desde los tiempos primitivos y a continuación expone cuales eran las industrias y comercios de su localidad, centro del comercio entre el Pirineo y el centro de España en aquella época, que deberían crearse -como fábricas de medias, bayonetas o de fajas o ceñidores de estambre-, o mejorarse, enumerando los ya existentes en la ciudad, además de la creación de una "compañía con el objeto de hacer el comercio extrangero" bajo real protección. La Sociedad Económica de Jaca, en manifiesta oposición hacia la Aragonesa, fracasó al no tener el respaldo fuera de la ciudad y a principios del Siglo XIX desapareció). ARAGÓN

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        Odontologia ossia trattato sopra i denti opera di Antonio Campani pubblico dentista fiorentino.

      1786. Firenze, Gaetano Cambiagi, 1786. In-8ø; ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta, 20 pp., 283 pp. e 36 tavole incise; legatura di poco successiva in mezza pelle con titolo in oro al dorso. Testo incorniciato. Qualche fioritura a poche pagine. Prima rara edizione. Si tratta del primo libro di odontoiatria in lingua italiana; nell?opera si ragiona dei mali de? denti, e la loro cura, e specialmente della maniera di estrarli. L'opera Š preziosa anche per il suo vasto corredo di tavole anatomiche e di strumenti chirurgici. Poletti, p. 39. Wellcome II, p. 292.

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        Trattato della pittura di Lionardo da Vinci. Nuovamente dato in luce con la vita dell'istesso autore scritta da Rafaelle du Fresne. Si sono aggiunti i tre Libri della Pittura, ed il Trattato della Statua di Leon Battista Alberti con la Vita del medesimo.

      In folio (mm 376x250), pp. XXIII, (1), 202, (2) con 19 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame da Pio Panfili, Girolamo Contoli, Giuseppe Rosaspina e G. Rosi. Segnatura: a-ct A-Bbt Cc&sup2,. Grande vignetta calcografica al frontespizio, testatine e finalini incisi in rame. Legatura dell'Ottocento in mezza pergamena con angoli, piatti rivestiti con carta marmorizzata, taglio superiore dorato. Dorso a cinque nervi, con tassello e titolo in oro. Titolo un po' fiorito, ma ottima copia intonsa con barbe. Parigi, Jacques Langlois, 1651. PREGEVOLE EDIZIONE, pubblicata sotto gli auspici dell'Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna, di questo monumento della letteratura artistica. L'opera apparve per la prima a Parigi nel 1651 per le cure editoriali di Raphael Trichet du Fresne, che la fece stampare contemporaneamente nell'originale italiano e in traduzione francese, accompagnandola con una Vita di Leonardo scritta di suo pugno e con i Tre libri della pittura e il Trattato della statua di Leon Battista Alberti nel classico volgarizzamento di Cosimo Bartoli. Successivamente il trattato venne ristampato a Napoli nel 1723 e nel 1733 in due edizioni che, come la presente, riproducono fedelmente il testo e le illustrazioni della prima edizione. Benché il noto antiquario e collezionista d'arte Cassiano dal Pozzo volesse da tempo pubblicare il trattato di Leonardo e avesse affidato al suo protégé Nicolas Poussin il compito di realizzare le illustrazioni per l'edizione a stampa, l'opera non vide la luce a Roma come programmato, ma solo a Parigi alcuni anni più tardi. Dal Pozzo diede infatti il manoscritto originale, contenente i disegni del Poussin, a Paul Fréart, Sieur de Chantelou, allora in viaggio per la penisola, che lo tradusse in francese e lo portò con sé in Francia, dopo aver convinto lo stesso Poussin, che fino ad allora aveva lavorato in Italia, a far ritorno al suo paese. Il Trattato uscì quindi a Parigi nel 1651, in doppia edizione, con perfetto tempismo. L'Académie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture, fondata solo tra anni prima, era infatti alla ricerca di testi per l'insegnamento. L'opera di Leonardo, insieme a quelle dell'Alberti, fu quindi subito adottata dagli accademici, divenendo in questo modo uno dei testi fondativi della nascente scuola francese di pittura. L'importanza didattica dell'opera non si esaurì certo in quell'ambito, come dimostra la presente edizione promossa dall'Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna. Sottolineando il fatto che la vera conoscenza può basarsi esclusivamente sull'esperienza dei sensi, Leonardo fu il primo teorico a dimostrare l'importanza conoscitiva della pittura. Le nuove scoperte delle prospettiva e l'uso delle proporzioni ne avevano fatto a suo avviso una scienza matematica, degna di figurare tra le nobili discipline del Quadrivium. Come tutti gli altri testi raccolti nei manoscritti leonardeschi, anche il Trattato della pittura, cominciato a Milano intorno al 1485, fu scritto dall'autore per uso personale, con lo scopo di elaborare a livello teorico quelle ricerche sul colore, i riflessi e le ombre che negli stessi anni egli stava mettendo in pratica nei celebri ritratti eseguiti nella capitale del ducato sforzesco. Il testo della prima edizione del Trattato fu soppiantato nel 1817 dall'edizione romana curata da Guglielmo Manzi, il quale per primo riprodusse il Codex Vaticanus Urbinas 1270, risalente ai primi del Cinquecento ed esemplato sugli originali dell'autore. Rispetto al manoscritto usato dal Du Fresne, il codice urbinate contiene infatti cinque nuovi libri e numerosi capitoli da inserire nei libri già editi in precedenza. M. Guerrini, Bibliotheca Leonardiana 1493-1989, I, 1990, p. 127. PRIMA EDIZIONE CON IL COMMENTO DI SIGMUND GELEN (GALENIUS) della Historia naturalis di Plinio. L'edizione si apre con la prefazione di Erasmo. Il testo è ampiamente illustrato dalle autorevoli note del Galenius, artefice anche delle numerose correzioni testuali, che rendono la sua curatela un riferimento importante a livello filologico. Sigmund Gelen (1497-1554) fu celebre umanista di origine ceca e grande amico di Erasmo. VD16, P-3537.

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      [London]: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1786. 1st Printing Thus, i.e., for this year (Welsh 4579?). Period gilt-decorated red, cream& black morocco binding in matching leather slipcase. Marbled eps. Red ink duty stamp to title. Book itself bright & pleasing, VG+. Slipcase shows a bit of wear, though in solid VG condition.. Unpaginated, though 24 pp. Engraved throughout including double-page view of Apothecarys' Hall & Black Friars. 48mo. 2-1/4" [60mm] x 1-3/8" [34mm].

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        Codice per la veneta mercantile marina approvato dal decreto dell'eccellentissimo Senato 21. settembre 1786 (unito a) Supplemento al Codice per la Veneta Mercantile Marina comprendente sei terminazioni approvate con li decreti dell'eccellentissimo Senato 6 agosto, e 19 settembre 1789 (unito a) Terminazione degl'Illustrissimi ed Eccellentissimi Signori Cinque Savi alla Mercanzia dichiarativa li capitoli 59 titolo capitani, e relativo 27 titolo parcenevoli del nuovo codice per la Veneta Mercantil Marina. (Venezia) : Per li figliuoli del qu. Z. Antonio Pinelli, stampatori ducali, 1786.

      1786. In-4 piccolo VIII 258 (2); 18; 4 (2) Numerosi capilettera, testatine e finalini figurati (spesso Leoni di San Marco o vedute). Piena pelle con tassello in pelle rossa al dorso e caratteri in oro. Dorso logoro. Gora poco rilevante alle prime pagine. Questa tiratura molto rara del codice si differenzia dalle altre per le dimensioni leggemente più piccole, l'impaginazione diversa (meno spazio tra le righe, caratteri piu' fitti) e conseguenti numero di pagine, capilettera con paesaggi al posto di fregi, testafine e finalini diversi. Volume che raccoglie "..Leggi, Regole, e Discipline concernenti le varie Classi delle Persone, che sono nel medesimo contemplate, ed egualmente i particolari doveri, che sono a ciascuna di dette Classi rispettivamente assegnati;...". Prima ed unica edizione di questo codice che raccoglie tutti i regolamenti in tema di commercio marittimo, precedentemente disciplinato da usi e consuetudini. Cicogna 1266.

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        Exhortacion Pastoral, Avisos Importantes y Reglamentos Utiles, que para la mejor observancia de la Disciplina Regular, é ilustracion de la Literatura en todas las Provincias y Colegios Apostólicos de América y Filipinas expone, y publica

      Madrid: Vda. de Ibarra, 1786. Contemporary quarter calf (foot of spine worn).. Lacks half title p. as does the British Library copy. Pp. 191-204 & folding table slightly damp-stained, small paper fault in p. 159/60 without loss of text.. As Commissary-General of the Indies of the Franciscan Order Truxillo gives both spiritual and practical advice to the missionaries, stresses the importance of study and reading to provide better preparation for educating the natives, and encourages religious establishments in the colonies to expand their libraries. References are made to California, San Diego, Sonora and the Caroline Islands. Palau 341770. Medina, BHA, V, 5213. Retana I, 392. Pardo de Tavera 2731. John Carter Brown 3100. Ruiz Lasala 0835. British Libr. Short Title Catalogue of 18th century Spanish Books, T183. Not in Sabin.

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        Établissement d'une caisse générale des épargnes du peuple

      XXVIII-119 pp., [1] ff. Bruxelles, juillet 1786, in-8, XXVIII-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". ON JOINT : du même auteur, Avantage des caisses établies en faveur des veuves dans plusieurs gouvernements. Plaquette in-8 de 24 pages et 2 ff. dépliants donnant 3 tableaux. "Suite naturelle de l'Établissement d'une caisse générale des épargnes". INED 2645. Barbier II, 284 ; Barbier I, 329.

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        Recherches phisiologiques et philosophiques sur la sensibilité ou la vie animale

      de (8), 334 et (6) pages Paris, Prault, 1786, in-8, de (8), 334 et (6) pages, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tranches rouges, et en lettres dorées, sur le premier plat, "Société royal des sciences" (coiffes et coins frottés), Première édition. Victor-Paul de Sèze (1754-1830) étudia la médecine à Montpellier et y fut reçu docteur. De retour à Bordeaux, il devint agrégé au collège des médecins de cette ville et devint peu après médecin en chef de l'hôpital Saint-André. Cet ouvrage participe de la théorie du vitalisme. L'auteur, qui se réfère d'ailleurs à Bordeu dans son discours préliminaire, donne ici le nom de "sensibilité" au principe vital. Les chapitres 8 et 9 sont consacrés à la "vie du cerveau" et à ses altérations ainsi qu'aux problèmes du sommeil et des rêves. Intérieur frais.

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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 calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting in places, stains to margins of a few leaves. Two scarce titles in a handsome binding. $1,250. * 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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        Voyage en Italie, contenant l'histoire et les anecdotes les plus singulieres de l'Italie. et les plans de toutes les grandes villes d'Italie.

      Desaint, Paris 1786 - 2., korr. Ausg., Lederbde. mit goldgeprägten Rücken, rote Rundumschnitte, marmorierte Vorsätze, Ecken u. Kanten teilw. bestoßen. T. 1: cvij, [1], 516 S.; T. 2: [1] Bl., 620 Seiten, S. 625-641; T. 3: [1] Bl., 602 S.; T 4: [1] Bl., 624 S.; T. 5: [1] Bl., 614 S.; T. 6: [1] Bl., 611 S.; T. 7: [1] Bl., 602 S.; T. 8: [1] Bl., 601 S.; T. 9: [1] Bl., 617 S.; , [Atlas]: Quartformat, 35 (eigentl. 36) Kupfertafeln mit teilw. gefalteten oder doppelseitigen Karten oder Abb., Halblederbd., Pappdeckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versuch über das Contrefechten auf die rechte und linke Hand; nach Kreüßlerischen Grundsätzen.

      Jena, Cröker 1786 - 22 x 18 cm. [3] Bl., 122 S. Späteres Ganzpergament mit handschriftlichem Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel. 2 Blätter der Vorrede (S. VII-X) faksimiliert beiliegend. Stockfleckig, die ersten Bl. mit größerem Braunfleck. VD18 14746522-001.Holzmann/Bohatta, Deutsches Anonymenlexikon, Bd. 6, Nr. 8087 (Franz Roux). Thimm, Complete bibliography of fencing and duelling S. 247. Selten. Nach KVK lediglich sechs Exemplare in deutschen Bibliotheken nachgewiesen: Gotha FB, Jena ULB, Köln DSH, Mannheim UB, München BSB und Weimar HAAB. Zuletzt 1992 auf einer deutschen Auktion (R & A 47). Mit Heinrich Friedrich Roux (1728-1791) begann eine Dynastie von Fechtmeistern.

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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 dorpsscènes.Prijs: € 950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Caroline (de Lichtfield) par Madame D *** publié par le traducteur de Werther. Tome premier (et second).

      J. Jaques Flick, 1786. 16, pp. 384+errata, 333. Rilegatura coeva cartoncino modesto con dorso mancante al tomo I° e mancanze alla parte inferiore del dorso del tomo II°. Marca tipografica e testatina. Timbro di biblioteca e etichetta di appartenenza. Il none delle autrici si ricava, oltre che da ricerche bibliografiche, da un'annotazione a matita del possessore al piatto interno del tomo II.

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        Delle ossa d'elefanti e d'altre curiosità naturali de' Monti di Romagnano nel Veronese. Memoria epistolare diretta al signor cavaliere Giuseppe Cobres

      85 pages, une planche Vicenza, Nella Stamperia Turra, 1786, in-8, 85 pages, une planche dépliante, cartonnage souple de l'époque, muet, Édition originale de cet ouvrage qui a pour objet les ossements fossiles de la collection du comte Giambattista Gazola, provenant d'un important dépôt du Mont Serbaro (commune de Romagnano), composé de nombreux os d'éléphants et de plusieurs autres animaux. Publication d'une très grande rareté, ornée in fine d'une grande planche dépliante gravée en taille-douce représentant une molaire monumentale d'éléphant fossile. Fortis publiera une version française en 1802, au sein de ses Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle et principalement à l'oryctographie de l'Italie (Paris, Fuchs, 1802, tome second, p. 284 et suiv.). Cuvier y fait référence dans ses Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles de quadrupèdes. Alberto Fortis (1741-1803), baptisé Giovanni Battista, est né à Padoue, et fut élevé au sein de l'ordre des Ermites de Saint-Augustin. Passionné d'histoire naturelle et de géologie, il obtint du pape Clément V l'autorisation de revenir à la vie laïque afin de se consacrer à une vie de voyages, d'observations et d'écriture. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs opuscules sur la géologie du nord de l'Italie ; il accompagna Desmarets dans son exploration des volcans de la région et fut partisan des vues de ce dernier sur la formation du basalte. Il eut accès à plusieurs collections de fossiles, dont celles du comte Gazola et de Vincenzo Bozza, composés de diverses "curiosités naturelles" telles que les ossements de Romagnano et les poissons fossiles du Monte Bolca. Exemplaire à toutes marges, en partie non coupé, provenant des archives de l'abbé Camus de Nancy, avec sa mention manuscrite au contreplat : "donné par l'auteur à Venise le 24 janvier 1792". Vicaire Général de Nancy, Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814) émigra dans les dernières semaines de l'année 1791 et prit la route d'Italie ; ce personnage à vocation académique, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes de France, d'Allemagne et d'Italie, évolua avec aisance dans les milieux des érudits italiens. Il eut des contacts et des correspondances avec les plus grands d'entre eux, Tiraboschi, Bandini, Spallanzani, Giuseppe Gioeni, l'abbé Fortis, etc. Au cours de son périple italien, qui dura jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1793, ces nouvelles connaissances lui offrirent de nombreux ouvrages. Camus prit également des notes de voyage, en vue de la publication d'un Voyage en Italie, demeuré à l'état de manuscrit : une partie de ces cahiers vient d'être redécouverte.

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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).

      1786 - 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. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der unglückliche Dom Carlos. Eine wahre Geschichte zur Warnung für Höflinge. Nach dem Französischen frey bearbeitet.

      Leipzig und Wien. Georg Philipp Wucherer, 1786. 2 Kupferstiche. 171 Seiten und 1 Blatt. Klein 8°. Interimsbroschur mit Fadenbindung. Auf den fliegenden Vorsatz folgen zwei Kupferstiche als Vortitelbild sowie als gestochener Titel mit Bild und anschließend der Drucktitel. Die ersten Seiten sind leicht fleckig. Die restlichen Seiten weisen nur ganz leichte Gebrauchsspuren auf und sind so gut wie gar nicht stockfleckig. Die Seiten sind unbeschnitten. Schiller hat an seinem Don Carlos zwischen 1783 und 1787 gearbeitet und soll dabei eine deutsche Übersetzung des Don Carlos von Saint-Réal herangezogen haben. Dieses Buch erschien ein Jahr vor der Erstaufführung in Hamburg, 1787. Es handelt sich um ein sehr seltenes Exemplar. Siehe Photo! Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Receipt, Signed. Receipt "Monsieur de Guibbon Gentil home Anglois" In Gibbons hand "Bon pour le montart sa quittance generale £20 a 1 Juillet 1786 E. Gibbon."

      Lausanne, 1786. 7-1/4 x 5 inches. Old folds, some residue of paste on inner margin. 7-1/4 x 5 inches.

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      - INDIANS. PRIMER FOR THE USE OF THE MOHAWK CHILDREN, To acquire the Spelling and Reading of their own, as well as to get acquainted with the English Tongue. Waerighwaghsawe Iksaongoenwa Tsiwaondad - derighhonny Kaghyadoghsera [by Daniel Claus]. London: C. Buckton 1786. 24mo (5 1/2 x 4"), 98p., original tree calf with gilt rule, joints rubbed, very small insignifcant edge stain on first two blanks and frontis, else VG+ or better, housed in a custom cloth box. First London edition set from the 1781 Montreal edition. Apart from being the only obtainable edition it is also THE FIRST EDITION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS. Only a handful of copies (it is thought fewer than 10) of the Montreal edition survive. That edition comprised approximately 300 copies, 250 of which were burned and caused the printing of this London edition. Illustrated with a wonderful mezzotint frontis by James Peachy depicting Indian students at work in school and with 1 full page wood engraving. The title page and text are printed in both English and Mohawk. Wright (Prayer Books p.33-4) suggests that Paul Sahonwadi, a Mohawk clerk and teacher was the actual author or co-author of the primer. He and Claus had collaborated on the Mohawk Book of Prayer in 1780. This is a rare and fascinating early children's book. Sabin 65548, Field 1074, Church 1216. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Galatée. Estelle. Numa Pompilius

      - De l'imprimerie de Didot L'aîné, A Paris 1784; 1786; 1788, In-8 (12x19,5cm), (4) 418pp. (2) et (4) 235pp. (1) et (6) 373pp. (3), 3 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione di Numa. Leganti pieno lucido vitello d'oro del tempo firmato volume di coda Bozerian Numa. Torna liscio decorato con la figura ripetuta 4 volte del principe Gagarin, reti e rulli. cornici fregio greche sulle stoviglie. Stendere su giri e all'interno. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de Numa (1786) et de Estelle (1784), parues en même temps que l'édition in-12. Mention de troisième édition pour Galatée, et première édition in-8. Estelle est à l'adresse : De l'imprimerie de Monsieur. 1788. Un frontispice de Queverdo pour Numa Pompilius. Les figures de Moreau le Jeune annoncées au verso de la page de titre n'ont jamais paru, mais il se trouvera des figures de Queverdo dans la seconde édition. Impression sur Velin. Reliures en plein veau blond glacé d'époque signées Bozerian en queue du volume de Numa. Dos lisse orné du chiffre répété 4 fois du prince Gagarine, filets et roulettes. 2 pièces de titre pour chaque volume en maroquin noir. Frise d'encadrements de grecques sur les plats. Roulette sur les coupes et intérieur. Traces de frottement en coiffes, bordures, mors et coins. Très beaux exemplaires reliés par Bozérian au chiffre du prince russe Gagarine, une des plus illustres et anciennes familles russes. Il s'agit peut-être de Grigori Gagarine, ambassadeur de Russie. Numa est un roman inspiré de la vie du second roi légendaire de Rome, Numa Pompilius est écrit dans un style épique rappelant certaines traductions d'Homère du XVIIIe. Galatée est une paraphrase du roman éponyme de Cervantes ; l'ouvrage contient une préface sur les ouvrages de Cervantes. Estelle tente de remettre au goût du jour le roman pastoral du XVIIe. Les trois oeuvres montrent un Florian très versé dans la littérature du XVIIe, qui en imite le style et l'esprit, Florian ne cessant de mêler un style poétique à un style narratif. Bel et rare exemplaire au chiffre du Prince Gagarine. 

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

      (Hamburg) 1786 - 1790. XXX S., 7 Bl., 578, XX, 556, XXXIV, 526 S. Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Mit mehreren mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln sowie zahlreichen Aufstellungen und Tabellen. Dokumentationswerk des Geographen Adam Christian Gaspari (1752 - 1830) zur Verwaltungsgeschichte Dänemarks. Gliederung (Hauptband). Aelterer Zeitraum: Briefe Friedrichs des IV. Königs in Dännemark - Instructionen und Verordnungen - Auswärtige Angelegenheiten - Schriften, die Königin Anna Sophia von Dännemark, gebohrene von Reventlow, betreffend. Neuerer Zeitraum: Staatsverhandlungen - Militair-Sachen - Zur Dänischen Landwirthschaft - Schriften, die Stadt Copenhagen betreffend - Projecte. Gaspari lehrte Philosophie sowie Geschichte, Geographie und Statistik an den Universitäten Jena, Dorpat und Königsberg. Fortsetzung (Auszüge): Briefe des Königlich-Dänischen Staatsministers von Lente - Wittstockige Unterhandlung die Königlich-Preußischen Forderungen an Mecklenburg-Schwerin betreffend - Briefe des Staatsministers Freiherrn von Bernstorff an den Königlich-Dänischen Gesandten zu Schwerin - Deputations-recht der Mecklenburgischen Landstände - Russische Angelegenheiten - Militair-Sachen - Ueber den Hafen in Amrum. Zweyte Fortsetzung: Ausführliche cameralistische ökonomische Beschreibung des Amtes Tondern - Innere Staatsveränderungen unter des jetzigen Königs Majestät - Geist der dänischen Regierung in der wichtigsten und neuesten Verordnungen (Ehe- und Keuschheits-Gesetze, Luxus, Finanzen etc.) Buchrücken etwas berieben, ein Rücken etwas fleckig. Sonst sehr gute, frische Exemplare; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Sehr selten. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Verwaltung Staatsverwaltung Dänemark

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        Histoire des progres navale de L'Angleterre nouvelle edition, corrigee, et considerablement augmentee, in 2 voll.

      G. de Bure l'ain, 1786. In 12, pp. 2 b., 4 nn., viij, 491, 2 b. ; 2 b., 4 nn., 492, 2 b.; p/pelle coeva, tit. in oro su tass. al ds. con fregi pure in oro, fregi in oro all'unghia; le gesta di Sir Francis Drake contro gli Spagnoli nelle Indie Occidentali e in America meridionale, le lotte con la Francia per il predominio sulla pesca a Terranova e nella Baia di Hudson, la Guerra dei Sette Anni e la conquista del Canada, con le "Observations sur l'Acte de Navigation" e le "Observations sur le Traite de Paix conclu a Paris le 10 janvier 1763; con 1 tav. delle forze navali dell'Inghilterra dal 1688 al 1763, ripiegata alla fine del 2 vol.; ex libris nobiliari alle sguardie. Ottima copia. 472/24

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        Essai sur l'éducation des aveugles, ou exposé de différens moyens, vérifiés par l'expérience, pour les mettre en état de lire, à l'aide du trait, d'imprimer des Livres dans lesquels ils puissent prendre des connaissances de Langues, d'Histoire, de Géographie, de Musique, &c., d'exécuter différens travaux relatifs aux Métiers, &c.

      1786 - « The first printed book intended to be read by the blind ». (Norman). Paris, Imprimé par les Enfans-Aveugles, sous la direction de M. Clousier, Imprimeur du Roi, 1786. In-4 de (1), vii pp., (1) p., pp. 1 à 111 imprimées avec des caractères en relief, pp. 113 à 126, 15 pp., (1) f., (11) ff. présentant les modèles de différents ouvrages d'imprimerie pouvant être exécutés facilement par les enfants aveugles, (1) f. d'observation, (3) ff. avec le « Programme des exercices que les enfans-aveugles feront à Versailles » devant le roi, (3) ff., (1) Plein veau brun marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. Habiles restaurations à la reliure. Reliure de l'époque. 246 x 190 mm. / « The first printed book intended to be read by the blind ». (Norman). Paris, Imprimé par les Enfans-Aveugles, sous la direction de M. Clousier, Imprimeur du Roi, 1786. 4to [246 x 190 mm] of (1) bl.l, vii pp. 1 to 111 printed with embossed characters, pp 113 to 126, 15 pp., (1) l., (11) ll. presenting various printed works that can easily be executed by blind children, (1) l. of observation, (3) ll. with the « Programme des exercices que les enfans-aveugles feront à Versailles » in front of the king, (3) ll., (1) bl. l.Bound in contemporary full marbled calf, spine ribbed, edges red. Binding skillfully restored. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench Eight volumes

      London: His Majesty's Law Printers, for T. Whieldon 1786 / 1800. Eight volumes. Various paginations. Various dates between 1786 and 1800. Bound in full tan calf. Sympathetically rebacked with raised bands to spines and maroon and green leather title and volume labels. Gilt decoration and lettering to spines. Lettered on spines 'Term Reports.' Corners worn. Boards marked. Foxing to endpapers. All internally clean. All bindings firm. VG condition. . Very Good. Full Calf. 1786. Folio.

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        Manuscript on paper, in English Recipe book

      [Norfolk], 1786. 4to (19.9 cm, 7.8"). [8] ff.. Attractive and interesting 18th-century cookery manuscript, with the creator's name and the date "3 November 1786" boldly inked on the final page. Among the culinary recipes here are boiled salmon, fried salt-fish, sago pudding, orange marmalade, pickled oysters, fricasseed rabbit, gingerbread, Scotch collops, black pudding, pickled samphire (a.k.a. sea asparagus), and "artificial Venison for a Pasty"; wine recipes include elderberry, gooseberry, raisin, orange, and Frontignac ? the latter title apparently intended to indicate a style of sweet wine rather than a call for that specific type of muscat grape. In addition, there are two home remedies: preparations for "the Hooping Cough" and for worms.    With very few exceptions, these recipes have clearly been written by one hand throughout, in an informal but regular and very legible script varying only in the thickness of the pen nib used. There was almost certainly (just) one additional sheet at some point, as the recipe at the top of the present first page appears to begin mid-direction, with that page being conjugate with the now-last page bearing Mrs. Crownfield's inscription; possibly, her inscription originally extended across the gutter onto what was then a last page, as the "ield" portion of her name has been squeezed in above the line in a much smaller size than the rest of the inscription.    Provenance: Martha Crownfield was the wife of the Rev. Henry Crownfield, rector of St. Lawrence in South Walsham, Norfolk. There is another extant cookery manuscript known to have been written by her, bearing inscriptions dated 1746 and 1765; the handwriting matches that seen here. Original sewing, first bifolium ("wrapper") not present. Pages age-toned, with margins darkened and scattered light smudges, otherwise clean. => A very pleasing collection of recipes, from a clearly dedicated housekeeper.

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        PORTRÄTWERK. - (Sergent-Marceau, A. F.). Portraits des grands hommes, femmes illustres, et sujets mémorables de France.

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

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        Introduction à l'analyse des infiniment petits. Premiere partie. De la nature des fonctions des quantités variables; de leur décomposition en facteurs, & de leur développement en suites infinies; de la doctrine des logarithmes, des arcs de cercle, & de leurs sinus & cosinus.

      Libr. académique, Strasbourg 1786 - ____ Première édition en français, seul ce premier volume a été publié. Cet ouvrage fondamental dans l'histoire des mathématiques a paru pour la première fois en latin de 1748. La traduction est de Pezzi et Kramp. Elle est précédée du portrait d'Euler et de son éloge par Condorcet. Bel exemplaire. First French edition. First volume, the only one published. The first translation into English was that by John D. Blanton, published in 1988. Printing and the Mind of Man 196 : "In his 'Introduction to Mathematical Analysis' Euler did for modern anlysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry. It contains an exposition of algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry, both plane and solid, a definition of logarithms as exponents, and important contributions to the theory of equations. He evolved the modern exponential treatment of logarithms, including the fact that each number has an infinity of natural logarithms. In the early chapters there appears for the first time the definition of mathematical function, one of the fundamental concepts of modern mathematics." In-8. Collation : portrait, (6), IV, 44, XII, 346, (2) pp., une planche dépliante. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        LONDON ALMANACK For The YEAR Of CHRIST, 1787....

      [London]: Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1786]. Unpaginated, though 24 pp. Engraved throughout including double-page view of Apothecarys' Hall & Black Friars. 48mo. 2-1/4" [60mm] x 1-3/8" [34mm]. Red ink duty stamp to title. Book itself bright & pleasing, VG+. Slipcase shows a bit of wear, though in solid VG condition....

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