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        Oeuvres complandegravetes contenant diffandeacuterens traitandeacutes sur la thandeacuteorie de la peinture Traduit de lItalien Paris lHotel de Thou

      

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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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        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, uncut in a contemporary binding, and very rare when complete, of the "most accurate neuroanatomical work produced before the advent of microscopic staining techniques. 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 t he 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). 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). 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), '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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        Oeuvres complètes d'Antoine Raphaël Mengs, premier peintre du roi d'Espagne, contenant différents traités sur la théorie de la peinture

      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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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean .. in the Northern Hemisphere . Written by Captain James Cook and Captain James King , ill. with cuts. In Four Volumes ( Vorhanden die Bände 1 bis 3 !! )

      Ledereinband Bände 1 bis 3 ohne ! Band 4 !! Ganzlederbände der Zeit , Buchrücken stärker berieben, Rückentitel nicht mehr lesbar , bzw RT teils fehlend. Buchdeckel von Band 1 liegt lose bei. Papier teilweise etwas alters bzw. stockfleckig, gelegentliche Blattrandläsionen. Beiliegend die große Faltkarte '' General Chart '' von 1786. Die Stiche teils etwas stockfleckig, eine doppelblatt Illustration mittig durchgerissen, ca. 3 Seiten mit kleinem Einriss. Jeder innere Buchdeckel mit Exlibris und großem Vorbesitzstempel. ( Weitere Bilder gerne auf Anfrage ) AB

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        Encyclopedie méthodique. Nouvele édition enrichie de remarques dédiée à la Sérénissime République de Venise. Antiquités, Mythologie, Diplomatique et Chronologie.

      s.n, 1786. Dieci volumi in-folio (cm. 29), pp. oltre 3.000 complessive. Bella vignetta incisa in rame a ciascun frontespizio (inc. da Alessandri e Scattaglia) e 97 belle tavole nitidamente incise nell'ultimo volume. Legatura del tempo in cartonato ricoperto di carta colorata e con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare genuino e con pochi segni d'uso; complessivamente ben conservato. Un piccolo timbro privato di possesso ripetuto ai frontepizi. Sezione completa riguardante l'antichità della celebre impresa tipografica ed enciclopedica apparsa dopo l'Encyclopedie di Diderot e D'Alembert.

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        The trial of Mrs Ann Wood, wife of William Wood, Esq. Commissary and Pay-Master of Artillery;

      8vo., engraved frontispiece, (2) + 9 - 76 [i.e. 92]pp., pp.89-92 misnumbered 73-76, most leaves with largely marginal foxing, with advertisements on verso of title-page but no additional advertisement leaf, well bound in 19th/20th century half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, minor wear to extremities, bookplate on front pastedown of Los Angeles Board of Law library.Publisher: London: printed for G. Lister, no.46, Old Bailey.Year: [1786]Edition: First edition and apparently of great rarity.

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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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        Eighteenth Century Manuscript Road Map of Parts of Cheshire October 1786 A Rough Plan of the Roads through Geat Budworth and also Bartington Heath from London Bridge in Appleton to Dane Bridge at Northwich with their Shortenings, Taken up October 4th 1786

      Middlewich 1786 - This is a fascinating Eighteenth Century Manuscript Road Map made in October 1786 by a George Holland, the Map starting at London Bridge, Appleton, Warrington in the North following the roads down to Northwich in Cheshire, taking in the villages and towns of Great Budworth, Bartington Heath, Stretton, Lower Stretton, Bradley Brook, Higher Whitley, Lower Whitley, Barnton, The River Weaver, Winnington, Wincham, Marston, Marston Hall, Belmont, etc, the Map also records details of individual households, mentioning some owners names, Pubs, Churches, Windmills, Canals, Bridges, Quarries, some features with small delicate illustrations, details of distances are recorded along both of the two main roads the map covers, along with alternative shorter routes, the Map measures 45 inches by 18 inches approx., it has quite a number of small edge tears with some mild corner loss, a few rust marked pinholes along top and bottom edges, two fold lines with some noticeable creases else in very good general condition [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NEW EXPERIMENTS ON THE OCULAR SPECTRA OF LIGHT AND COLOURS.

      London, printed by J. Nichols, 1786. Read at the ROYAL SOCIETY, March 23, 1786. Pamphlet, 4to, approximately 295 x 220 mm, 12 x 8½ inches, pages: 2 title pages, (title page duplicated), [1]-36, pages untrimmed as published, amateurishly bound in marbled paper with cloth spine, lacking original blue wrappers. Spine slightly crinkled, slight rubbing to covers with slight loss of marbled paper, tip of some corners turned down, some copies had 5 plates, (SEE COPAC), not present in our copy, 5 colour plates loose in the back of this copy done by an amateur hand on later paper, a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        NOUVELLES RÉCRÉATIONS PHYSIQUES ET MATHÉMATIQUES. Troisiéme édition, considérablement augmentée.

      chez Gueffier, 1786. Iin-8 p. (mm. 216x135), 3 voll., bross. muta coeva (dorsi restaur.), pp. XV,375; (4),408; (4),408,(4); con complessive 102 tavv. inc. in rame f.t., ciasc. con numerose figure che rappresentano gli apparecchi, gli strumenti e le esperienze curiose realizzate e descritte dall'A.: fisica, statica, elettricità, ottica, lanterna magica, ecc. L'opera contiene "ce qui a été imaginé de plus curieux dans ce genre, et ce qui se découvre journellement; auxquelles on a joint les causes, leurs effets, la manière de les construire, et l'amusement qu'on en peut tirer pour étonner et surprendre agréablement". Alla fine dell'opera si trova la lista "des pièces de récréations contenues dans cet ouvrage qui sont vendues par l'auteur". ".. monumentale trattato di scienza dilettevole di Edme-Gilles Guyot, che presenta numerosi giochi di prestigio - alcuni basati su trucchi matematici, altri sulla manipolazione e altri su elaborati principi che sfruttano le carte da gioco. Oltre 30 pagine sono dedicate al gioco dei bussolotti e alle sottigliezze necessarie per eseguire ciascuna mossa in modo illusivo". Cfr. Caillet,II,4900 che cita altre edizioni di: "Edme-Gilles Guyot, géographe, philosophe et physicien, né à Paris en 1706, mort en 1780. Directeur du Bureau Général des Postes de France". Con lievi fiorit. interc. nel t., ma certamente buon esemplare con barbe.

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        NEW EXPERIMENTS ON THE OCULAR SPECTRA OF LIGHT AND COLOURS.

      London, printed by J. Nichols, 1786.. Read at the ROYAL SOCIETY, March 23, 1786. Pamphlet, 4to, approximately 295 x 220 mm, 12 x 8½ inches, pages: 2 title pages, (title page duplicated), [1]-36, pages untrimmed as published, amateurishly bound in marbled paper with cloth spine, lacking original blue wrappers. Spine slightly crinkled, slight rubbing to covers with slight loss of marbled paper, tip of some corners turned down, some copies had 5 plates, (SEE COPAC), not present in our copy, 5 colour plates loose in the back of this copy done by an amateur hand on later paper, a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

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

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        Missale Romanum ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum, S. Pii V jussu editum, Clementis VIII & Urbani VIII auctoritate recognitum, et missis sanctorum novissimis usque in praesens emanatis locupletatum.

      Ex typographia Balleoniana, Venetiis, 1786. xlvii, [1], 644, clxxxii, [9] c. di tav., 8º(24 cm), piena pelle con fregi e titoli oro. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, qualche spellatura alla legatura soprattutto al dorso. Front. e testo, su 2 col., stampati in rosso e nero. Vignetta calcogr. al frontespizio raffigurante la Basilica di S. Pietro. Iniziali xil. Testo interamente stampato in rosso e nero e cinque tavole incise in rame a piena pagina che seguono la numerazione del testo. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle interamente decorata in oro. Dorso a 5 nervi, sguardie in carta francese. A fine 9 volume sono legate 9 carte ripiegate con le messe per alcuni santi.

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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, uncut in a contemporary binding, and very rare when complete, of the "most accurate neuroanatomical work produced before the advent of microscopic staining techniques. 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 t he 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). 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). 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), '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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        Verbesserung der Sitten, 1786

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten links signiert: "gezeichnet und gestochen vin C. D. und E."; unten mittig bezeichnet: "Verbesserung der Sitten"; unten rechts signiert: " zu haben bey D. Chodowiecki in Berlin". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 572. Grösse: 19 x 32,8 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: 20,9 x 33,3 cm Papier: 27,4 x 42,1 cm. Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand, auf dem Blattrand vereinzelte Flecken und blasse Stockflecken, die Kanten unbeschnitten und stellenweise geringfügig verschmutzt. Beschreibung: „In einer aus Arabesken und grotesken Figuren bestehenden Einfassung ist in der Mitte des Bildes ein Gerüste aufgeschlagen, auf welchem ein Tableau mit dreizehn Darstellungen menschlichen Glückes, Elends und Verbrechens aufgehangen ist, welche die Unterschriften tragen: ‚Weinachten Neujahr Ball Schlittenfarth Hochzeit Uneinigkeit Ehescheidung Concört Schauspiel Diebstahl Mordbrenner Picknick Kranckheit‘. Rechts steht ein Bänkelsänger mit Hirschfänger zur Seite, in Pelz und rundem Hute, und zeigt mit einem Stocke erklärend nach Links auf die Bilder. Links spielt ein alter Mann mit Stelzfuss auf einer Geige. Um das Gerüste herum stehen Personen jedes Standes und Alters und hören staunend dem Erklärer zu. Rechts und Links im Hintergrunde satirische Anspielungen, Caricaturen und Verbrechen. Links in der Luft ein brennender Luftballon, aus welchem ein Mann herabstürzt." (Engelmann 1857, S. 302). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand, auf dem Blattrand vereinzelte Flecken und blasse Stockflecken, die Kanten unbeschnitten und stellenweise geringfügig verschmutzt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        A TREATISE ON COURTS MARTIAL, to which is added an Essay on MILITARY PUNISHMENTS and REWARDS

      London, John Murray, 1786.. THIRD EDITION 1786, with Additions and Amendments, by Stephen Payne Adye, Esq. Captain of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Major in the Army, and Depute Judge-Advocate to his Majesty?s Troops, serving in North-America. PRESENTATION COPY from William Blacker inscribed at top of title page "Wm Blacker Armagh Regt., his gift of Henry Blacker 62nd Regt." Bookplate of William Blacker Esq, Carrick on first pastedown. Small 8vo, approximately 180 x 110 mm, 7 x 4½ inches, pages: viii, 1-284 plus 4 pages of adverts, bound in full tree calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, gilt rules to spine. Binding slightly rubbed, slight wear to top of spine, vertical hairline crack to spine, small scuff to bottom of spine and lower cover, otherwise a very good clean copy. "Henry Blacker's parents were William Blacker of Carrick and Brookend (1709-1783) and Letitia (née Cary), who were married on 8 August 1738. Two of Henry's brothers entered the service of the church, while another, William, also served in the army (in the 54th Regiment, also serving in America). Henry Blacker served with the 62nd Regiment during the entirety of the Northern Campaign of 1777, including fighting in the Battle of Freeman's Farm (19 September), in which battle he was wounded. He was given a free promotion the day after the Battle of Bemis Heights following the death of Lieutenant Archibald Stuart, becoming the lieutenant of Captain Richard Baily's additional company. Blacker surrendered with the rest of Lieutenant-General John Burgoyne's army at Saratoga on 17 October 1777. He remained in captivity with his regiment during most of the rest of the war. In August 1781 he was returned as the lieutenant in Captain Erle Hawker's battalion company, recruiting men in Ireland for the severely depleted regiment. ESTC N47734; Sweet and Maxwell, A Bibliography of English Law, Volume 2, page 181; A Dictionary of Books Relating to America by Joseph Sabin, Volume 1, No. 485, citing edition of 1779. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Microcosm, A Periodical Work, by Gregory Griffin [pseud], of the College of Eaton.

      Windsor: Published for C. Knight and Sold by Mess. Robinsons and Mr. Debrett, London, 1786-87. 8vo, 40 issues (all published) in one volume, contemporary calf (rebacked), red leather label, gilt lettering. Engraved title. An interesting college literary periodical by Etonians Henry Spencer, George Canning, Capel Loft and John Hookham Frere, which became popular in London and went through several printings and later collected editions. The contents vary widely from general literary criticism (novel writing), discussion of booksellers and publishers (â€

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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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        Joseph

      - De l'imprimerie de Didot Aîné, A Paris 1786, In-8 (11x19,5cm), 382pp. (2), relié. - Quarto formulazione di edizione, illustrata con figure di 9 Marillier - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Mention de quatrième édition, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice par Cochin et de 9 figures de Marillier dans un encadrement et légendées ; imprimées sur papier fort. Une édition en 2 volumes in-18 a paru en même temps. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge à grains longs (cuir de Russie) légèrement plus tardif. Dos lisse orné à la grotesque d'un fer central et d'un semi d'étoiles ; roulette en queue et tête. Titre doré. Plats orné d'une série de roulettes d'encadrement, feuillage, grecques, chaîne, dents... Roulette de points sur les coupes, grecque d'encadrement intérieure. Tranches dorées. Hormis un cahier jauni, ensemble très frais. Petites mouchetures brunes sur les plats. Belle reliure, élégante, dans le goût de Bozérian. La renommée de Bitaubé était déjà solidement établie depuis sa traduction de l'Illiade quand il donna ce poème épique en prose inspiré de l'histoire du patriarche hébreux, qui jalousé par ses frères fut vendu à une caravane de marchand, etc. L'oeuvre eut rapidement assez de succès pour connaître plusieurs éditions et être traduite dans plusieurs pays d'Europe. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        Manuscript memorandum to Lord Sydney.

      Burton Pynsent, Somerset: 5 October, 1786. Manuscript note in ink on paper, 102 x 182 mm; in good condition; evidently once mounted in an album. A short memorandum written by the Prime Minister from his private country house to Lord Sydney as Home Secretary. Pitt is returning the 'dispatches to Gibraltar and Algiers which he received by the Post this evening, and has marked some words in the letter... which if Lord Sydney approve of it, he thinks might as well be omitted...'. Pitt's legible hand is difficult to decipher only in his identification of the recipient of the draft letter to which he refers, which may read 'letter to Bey', the title by which the ruler of Algiers was still known at the time.This slight document has an appeal in making the connection between these two men just six weeks after Pitt's government had made the formal decision to send convicts to Botany Bay, to a place that would shortly be named for his Home Secretary.

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        Important Native American document signed and sealed by New York Governor and future Vice President George Clinton regarding a Mohican Indian land dispute with the Dutch, probably a huge part of the Catskills

      New York, August 1, 1786. 14.5" x 17.25". "Single page manuscript on large sheet of laid paper, heavily scripted on both recto and verso, 14.5"" x 17.25"", with smaller sheet laid in, manuscripted on recto and verso, 14.4"" x 4"". Boldly signed by George Clinton as ""Geo Clinton"", with the date of Clinton's signature indicated as ""One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty six and of our Independence the eleventh ~"" Professionally restored to folds with light overall toning and one small area of faint spotting. Near fine. Accompanied by the clay disc, 3.5"" in diameter, with the raised relief of a giant sun peering over the mountains, light chipping to edges. Original green ribbon present.The land in question appears to border ""a tract of land upon the Albany River"", which today would be the Hudson river. The Mahicans, or Mohicans, were original natives of what is now New York state, along the banks of the Hudson River. Like most Indian tribes of New England, the Mohicans were devastated by warfare and European diseases during the early colonial period, then forced to leave their homelands by Dutch and British expansion. A map of the original New York Indian Tribes is located for review at the bottom of the description. The document is signed by George Clinton in 1786 who later became our 4th VP under Jefferson and Madison, and was instrumental in the French Indian War.A complex but fascinating affirmation of land ownership to resolve a land dispute whose roots go back PRIOR to 1672 from the original selling of land by the Indian ""Maglasasut uper Sachem of Katskill"" to Barent Pietersen"". Although little is known about Barent Pietersen (aka Barent Pietersen Coeyman), records do exist that he was among the early Dutch settlers of New Amersterdam and in 1672 was also recorded as purchasing land called Schutter's Island (below Barent Island) . The dispute is written as if a reflection of circumstances as remembered by ""Maglasasut uper Sachem of Katskill's"" descendants. As a large group of decendents they noted that ""Maglasasut uper Sachem of Katskill"" was either their father or uncle, that Maglasasut ""in the presence of the Secretary of Albany & Gabrill Tomson Interpreter sould (sold) to to Barent Pietersen certain tract of Land upon Albany river"" and that the land ""was the proper right of our fathers and Uncle"" , and the land was sold only to Pieterson as ""the said Lands and the other immunities was never hereofore sould (sold) to any Christian or other person whatsoever only to Barent Pieterson "" and of interesting note that ""We declare the said Barent Pieterson immediately after did make improvement of the said Lands & Premifies (premises) to his Verce Charges with his Family"".An incredible observation as this is complicated legalize and one which would have not been automatically forth coming or even considered by Maglasahut's descendants in the year of 1704 which was year that they testified such and signed a legal document in front of a Justus of the Peace, as follows: ""In testimony whereof they the said Sembamet So of Brownis Benonap Son of the said Browns Wanaghakea Widow of Brownis Annabesem Sister of Magokinmena alias Maghshapeet Onakekoes brother of the said Mayhshapeet Nanaquoghat Grand Child of the said Mayhshapeet Hoewamo Cousen to the said Mayhshapeet Touwahees Brother of the aforesaid Ambamet have hereunto set their Hands & Seals this 22 Day of ~ August in the third year of her Majestyes Reign Annoqu Dom 1704."" With all the following Indian decendants having signed their name in symbolic form as identified in this document including: Ambamet (MARK ) his (LS) Benonap (MARK) his (LS) Wawanagkea (MARK) her (LS) Nawnnaqugheek (MARK) his (LS) Anna her (MARK) besom (LS) Anekekoes (MARK) his (LS) Nanaguogga (MARK) her (LS) Hoewama (MARK) his (LS) Touwe (MARK) his (LS). Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Hende Hansen Justus of the Peace""This premise of the original land dispute appears to be Pietersen and Killjaen Van Rensolaer, one of the purposes of this affirmation was to resolve this difference in which they address their understanding of the original sale having taken place around 1672, to which they state ""since we understand that Killjaen Van Rensolaer doth make pretence to said Lands and other the Primises belonging unto him the said Barent Pieterson and that the said Kiljaien Van Rensalaer said that the said Lands did belong to his Parents and that the said Killjaen Van Ranselaer not long since sought to take and make possession of the said Permises of the said Barent Petersen aforesaid with the pretence of the Indian Deed of sale was not incered perticulaer the depth into the Woods soo we the Children and relation of the aforesaid Indians Right Owners of the Lands aforesaid finding ourselves obleadged (obliged) to declare and nearer to insert the bounds and proper Right sould (sold) to the said Barent Pieterson"".However, as this entire piece is manscripted in the same hand, and the last part is a Memorandum dated 1786, signed by George Clinton, this document appears to transcribe the originals having then added in the Memorandum as follows: ""MEMORANDUM that on the twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty four Edward Holland Esq. Mayor of the City of New York personally came and appeared before me John Chambers Esq. Second Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature and one o his Majesty's Council for the province of New York and being duly sworn made Oath that he is well acquainted with the Hand Writing of Hendrick Hansen (formerly a Justice of Peace) and Thomas Williams both deceased two of the Subscribing Witnesses to the aforegoing Instrument or Indian Deed and that he verily believe the Names Hend Hanson and Tho Williams above subscribed are the proper hands writing of them the said Henderick Hansen and Thomas Williams And I having perused the said Instrument or Indian Deed and finding no material Raisures or Interlinations therein do allow it may be Recorded (illegible) Chambers ~ The preceeding Indian Deed was Recorded at the request of Anthony Ten Eyck and in the Record thereof the following Eraisures (erasers) ... All of which we have caused to be Exemplified by the Presents In Testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of our said State to be hereunto affixed Witness our trusty and well beloved George Clinton Esquire General and commander in Cheif (Chief)of all the militia and Admiral of the Navy of the same at our City of New York this first day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty six and of our Independence the Eleventh ~""George Clinton"""

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        Traité analytique des mouvemens apparens des corps célestes.

      Paris, Vve Valade, 1786-1789. ____ Première édition du plus grand ouvrage d'astronomie analytique, selon Lalande. C'est une réunion de différents mémoires où Dionis applique les méthodes d'analyse les plus récentes à l'étude des phénomènes astronomiques: éclipses, occultations, calculs des orbites planétaires... Ce traité est suivi de deux importants mémoires l'un sur Saturne et ses anneaux, l'autre sur les comètes. L'astronome Dionis du Séjour (1734-1794) était membre de l'Académie des Sciences. Lalande 599.Reliure légèrement frottée. Bel exemplaire. ***** First edition. 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...) D.S.B. IV, 107. 2 volumes in-4. Collation : (4), XXXX, 738, (2) pp., 3 planches / (4), LVI, 680, (2) pp., 4 planches. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A history of the late siege of Gibraltar With a description and account of that garrison from the earliest periods Second edition corrected with a copious table of contents

      

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        Autograph letter, signed, to Reinier Arrenberg].Groningen, 2 February 1773. 4to. Brown ink on laid paper, addressed on the outside and with an armorial red wax seal.With: [PORTRAIT]. [PUJOS, André]. P. Camper, [Paris, André Pujos, 1786]. 4to. Mezzotint portrait on laid paper.

      - For the portrait: Mercure Français, 1786, no. 10 (11 March 1786), p. 92; v. Eynden & v. d. Willigen IV, p. 176. Signed autograph letter from the well-known Dutch anatomist Petrus Camper (1722-1789), professor of medicine and anatomy at the University of Groningen, to the bookseller, publisher and newspaper editor Reinier Arrenberg (1733-1812), to let him know that circumstances had prevented him from completing his work for the first volume (1774) of the Verhandelingen van het Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelyke Wysbegeerte te Rotterdam in the vacation and that he would not be able to complete his contributions in the coming three months as intended.The portrait was drawn from life by André Pujos (1738-1788) and executed in mezzotint by Claude Dominique Vinsac (ca. 1749-ca. 1800). It has no imprint or artist's name, but the Mercure Français described it and filled in many of the details: "très bien dessiné d'après nature par M. Pujos, & très-bien gravé par M. Vinsac, se trouve à Paris, chez M. Pujos, quai Pelletier, près la Grève." The letter has a chip where the recipient opened it (the piece torn off is still attached to the seal) and a hole through the foot of both leaves where it was probably tied with a ribbon. The seal itself survives virtually complete, but has been squashed, so that one cannot see details of the arms. The portrait has been trimmed down to the border and mounted on a backing sheet with a manuscript heading. Both are otherwise in very good condition. A letter from a well-known Dutch scientist, noting the difficulties that were to lead him to relinquish his professorship.

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        Beschreibung des Herzogthum Steyermarks. 2 Bände.

      Graz, Kaspar Zaunrith, 1786 (1773). - Seltene Titelauflage der Erstausgabe; Bd. 1 mit der Vorrede des Verlegers J. M. Lechner; Bd. 2 am Ende mit dem Druckvermerk „Grätz, gedruckt bey den Widmanstätterischen Erben. 1773". - Caesars zuvor erschienenes Werk „Annales ducatus Styriae" war die erste umfassende Geschichte der Steiermark und brachte ihm den Ehrentitel „Vater der steirischen Geschichtsschreibung" ein. Zu vorliegendem Werk schreibt Caesar in der Vorrede: „Die Ordnung dieser zween Bände ist folgende: Im ersten werden die Merkwürdigkeiten der Stadt Grätz beschrieben, besonders aber die Zeiten des Lutherthums. Der zweyte Band enthält eine allgemeine Beschreibung des Herzogthums Steyermark, in welchem die seltensten Merkwürdigkeiten, samt einer genauen kurzgefaßten Bemerkung aller Städte, Märkte, Schlösser, Herrschaften, Bistthümer, etc. mit einigen neuen Urkunden vermehret, angeführet werden". - Etw. gebräunt u. (stock-) fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Schlossar 91; Graff 2514. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 8°. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 6 Bll., 693 (1) S., 20 Bll.; 2 Bll., 736 S., Mod. marmor. Ppbde. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lieder zum Gebrauch der Loge zu den zwo Zahlen, Constituirt von der grossen Holländischen National-Loge zu Ruhrort am Rhein 5791.

      122 S. Pappband d. Zt. Nicht bei Wolfstieg. - Die Loge zu den zwei Zahlen existierte von 1786 bis ca. 1792 in Duisburg und Venlo. Enthält 55 Lieder, beginnend mit der Ode an die Freude. - Titel mit Logenstempel. Berieben. Tls. fleckig und etwas gebrauchsspurig.

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        Vue à vol d'Oiseau de la Ville & du Port de Malte; Plan géométral dela Ville & du Port de Malte; Ile & Port de Malte - Entée & interieur du Port de Malte; Fort Manoel & Ile du Lazareth à Malte - Citè Victorieuse & Fort ou Château de St. Ange à Malte

      1786. Serie completa su Malta composta da sei incisioni in rame su quattro fogli di Lienard, Berthault, Duplessis Bertaux ed altri, mm 220x340 e 240x340 le prime due, 160x235 le seguenti, su foglio di mm 505x335. Tratte dall'edizione ottocentesca di "Voyage Pittoresque ou description des Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile", in assoluto una delle più belle ed eleganti opere descrittive del regno di Napoli: composta da cinque volumi usciti dal 1781 al 1786, rappresentò un enorme sforzo economico e tipografico, ripagato peraltro da un successo enorme di vendite, diventando il modello tipografico su cui si basarono molte posteriori opere di viaggio. Splendidi esemplari con ampi margini.

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        LETTERS BETWEEN MASTER TOMMY AND NANCY GOODWILL; Containing the History of their Holiday Amusements. Embellished with Cuts. [Price Six-pence]

      [iii], [1], 1-92 pages. 14 wood-engravings in the text. Original Dutch floral paper-covered boards. Old marbled-paper repair to spine now worn; couple of small blank corners missing; else a good, clean copy of a scarce title, first published in 1770. Roscoe J214(4).

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        Autograph letter signed "Sydney" regarding the transfer of a young lieutenant.

      Albemarle Street: 23 August 1786. Manuscript letter on laid and water-marked paper, folded to letter-size 240 x 186 mm., closely written to 2 pp., manuscript docket note to fourth page; splitting at old folds, some browning yet good. A rare example of Sydney's signature while Home Secretary; the letter seeks patronage favour for private rather than public interests.This manuscript, which presumably because it concerns private affairs is entirely in the Home Secretary's hand, concerns the reinstatement of one Lieutenant Hutchinson, formerly of the 46th Regiment and now on half-pay. It appears Sydney had some affection for young Hutchinson, stressing the importance of finding him a position and 'taking him out of a state of idleness to which much danger belongs in the case of a young man of very high spirits & very considerable talents'. Given the dating of this letter, it is clear that this was the William Hutchinson who was posted lieutenant of the 59th Regiment in early September the same year, a few days after this letter was sent (testament to Sydney's political clout). Hutchinson's regiment was stationed in Gibraltar.On 18 August 1786, a mere five days before writing this letter, Sydney had delivered his speech to the Treasury promoting Botany Bay as the site of Britain's new penal colony and announcing George III's decision to send out the First Fleet. When Governor Phillip finally decided to establish the settlement at Port Jackson, rather than Botany Bay, he paid the Home Secretary the compliment of naming the city after him, now one of the great cities of the world.

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        La science des canaux navigables, ou théorie générale de leur construction, ouvrage dédié au Roi. De la possibilité de faciliter l'établissement général de la navigation intérieure du Royaume, de supprimer les corvées, et d'introduire dans les travaux publics l'économie que l'on désire; ouvrage qui intéresse tous les ordres de la société, mais plus particulièrement utile aux personnes qui sont appelées à la gestion des affaires relatives à l'administration des chemins, des canaux de navigation, du commerce, de l'industrie et de l'agriculture.

      Paris, L'auteur, 1786. ____ Première édition. Le premier tome traite de l'entretien des chemins, des péages et de la possibilité de faciliter l'établissement de la navigation intérieure du Royaume. L'auteur propose de remplacer la corvée par un impôt proportionné à l'utilisation des routes et des canaux. Le second traite de l'emploi des fonds destinés à remplacer les corvées et de l'économie qu'il est possible d'introduire dans les Travaux Publics, de la possibilité d'amener en une seule campagne les rivières d'Yvette et de Bièvre à l'Estrapade... suivi de pièces justificatives. Illustré par 3 planches dépliantes. Cet ouvrage devait comptait 8 volumes, mais c'est là tout ce qui a paru. Très rare. INED 1805. *****. 2 tomes en un volume in-8. [187 x 114 mm] Collation : 228, XIX, 229 à 468, (8) pp., 3 pl. dépl. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Relié vers 1800.).

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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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        FABULOUS HISTORIES. Designed for the Instruction of Children, respecting their Treatment of Animals. By Mrs. Trimmer.

      Xi, [1 blank], 227, [1 ad'] pages. Full contemporary sheep, expertly rebacked with gilded hubs and a red title label. 12mo. First edition. Lower, outer blank corner torn from pages 25/26, and again from 73/74; some light spotting; boards a little worn, particularly at corners; else a very good copy.Osborne p. 314.

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        Essais cosmographico-poëtiques ou choix de lectures, propres à inspirer le gout & à faciliter l'étude de la Cosmographie, de la Géographie & de l'histoire naturelle... à une nouvelle histoire des voyages.

      La Haye and Paris: Pierre Aillaud, 1786. Octavo, [ii], 236 pp., uncut copy in original buntpapier wrappers. Curious and eclectic collection of essays on geography, astronomy, and recent voyage discoveries. The geographical sections are informed by the discoveries of Cook, la Pérouse and other explorers of the Pacific, and include the author's thoughts on the role of the South Seas and New Holland in a new understanding of the earth.Belair blends astronomy, discoveries and other scientific observations with excerpts from Voltaire and other poets. In the preface he discusses the implications of recent voyages to the Pacific Ocean, and lists la Pérouse, Wallis, Carteret, Byron, Bougainville and Cook; a frame of reference which informs many of Belair's wide ranging essays. For example, in discussing the extent of the world's known and unknown oceans, Belair speculates on the vast undersea mountain chains that connect the continents and polar regions with New Holland.The author, Pierre-Alexandre Julienne de Belair, was born in Paris in 1747 and rose to become a general during the defence of Paris against the Prussians in 1792. A gifted and resourceful engineer, Belair is chiefly remembered as the author of several books on fortifications, including Nouveaux Eléments de Fortifications of 1792. Fine condition.

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        Histoire d'Elisabeth, reine d'Angleterre

      Chez l'auteur. First edition, illustrated with a portrait of Thomas Wander Werff engraved frontispiece. The five volumes are published from 1786 to 1788 for the last containing the vouchers.Bound in full marbled sheepskin of time. Back smooth decorated with four irons and nets. Part of title and volume number of red morocco. Framing frieze on the dishes. Head cover of Volume 1 torn off. Tail Hat Volume I threadbare in part. Lack head of Volume 4. Tail Hat Volume 3 torn. 6 corners bumped. Together satisafaisant.One can not appreciate this great historical work, well-documented, and very seriously, without taking into account the special characteristics of the offender; which was an early feminist, the first woman in charge of a newspaper editor, politician and writer wife, Louise welcomed Keralio did not choose the emblematic figure of Elizabeth and Essex at random, this monarch in her bearing the same masculine virtues as the strongest sovereigns. Chez l'auteur à Paris 1786 - 1788 in-8 (13x20cm) (4) cviij ; 482pp. (2) et (4) 546pp. et (4) 563pp. (1) et (4) 671pp. et (4) 501pp. (2) 5 volumes reliés

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        An English Alphabet, For the Use of Foreigners: wherein the Pronunciation of the Vowels, or Voice-Letters, is explained in Twelve short general Rules, with their several Exceptions, as abridged (For the Instruction of Omai) from a larger Work.`

      London: Printed for J. Galabin, 1786. Octavo, 76 pp.; an untrimmed copy in quarter calf binding. Very rare English grammar which records the unique method used to teach English to Omai. The first Polynesian to visit Britain, Omai became an overnight sensation when he arrived in Portsmouth aboard Cook's Adventure on 14 July 1774. He was presented to the king, feted by Fanny Burney, approved by Samuel Johnson, entertained by Mrs Thrale and Lord Sandwich, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and even his rapid mastery of ice skating was reported in the General Evening Post. But while Joseph Banks was happy to have Omai tour the celebrity circuit, other, more devout souls recognised his potential to spread the gospel in the Pacific and made particular efforts to improve his religious instruction at the same time as his elocution. William Ellis, himself a missionary, recounts in his Polynesian Researches of 1830 that 'Granville Sharp became acquainted with Mai [Omai], taught him the first principles of writing and, so far as his knowledge of our language allowed, endeavoured to pour light of divine truth into his ignorant and untutored mind. He made such progress in the use of letters, that on his voyage to the South Seas, while staying at the Cape of Good Hope, he wrote a letter to his friend Dr. Solander'.In February 1776 Granville Sharp approached Lord Sandwich, First Lord of the Admiralty, to gain permission to instruct Omai. The method he employed, published here as An English alphabet: for the use of foreigners, was based on his earlier work, A Short treatise on the English tongue, of 1767. The record shows that Sharp tutored Omai regularly for a month, but by 6 April Sharp wrote that 'Omai was so taken up with engagements that I could have no more opportunity of giving him lessons, which were but fifteen in all'. He had taught his pupil the use of English letters and made him sound 'every combination of vowels and consonants that letters are capable of'.Just over a decade after Omai returned to Huahine with Cook, Sharp published An English alphabet, probably in anticipation of a need for such a work in the spread of the gospel in the South Seas. A large portion of the book is devoted to rules for "The Lord's Prayer", the "Creed", the "Ten Commandments", and shorter prayers, all part of Sharp's 'instruction in the first principles of Christian religion'.In any case, it must have been produced in very small numbers, as today it is very scarce indeed. Searches of COPAC and ESTC have revealed only five copies in British libraries and a single copy in the United States (at Yale's Walpole Library). Alston VI, 502 adds a copy at Heidelberg University. Very good condition in modern binding.

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        Original manuscript letter to Hamilton Fleming, signed by Under-Secretary Evan Nepean.

      Whitehall: 7 July 1786. Two laid paper sheets measuring 315 x 205 mm., the first comprising the manuscript letter, the second being the original cover sheet with docket title. Early manuscript document pre-dating the departure of the First Fleet concerning two principal figures in the foundation of the penal colony at New South Wales. The letter concerns a directive of Lord Sydney and is signed by Evan Nepean in his role as Under-Secretary of State. Nepean (1752-1822) was appointed secretary to Lord Shuldham, Port-Admiral at Plymouth in 1782, and later that year became Under-Secretary of State in the Home Department. In this capacity he was concerned in the arrangements for the dispatch of the First Fleet and the administration of the newly established settlement at Sydney Cove during its formative years. Thomas Townshend, Lord Sydney, is remembered as the principal instigator of the British colonisation of Australia, a keen proponent of convict transportation and close associate of Sir Joseph Banks. In this letter, written in his official capacity as Under-Secretary of State, Nepean transmits a directive of Lord Sydney to the Scotsman Hamilton Fleming, who had recently submitted a petition to the Crown claiming ancestral right to a title. The letter is fully signed 'Evan Nepean', who was honoured in the colony through the naming of the Nepean River in New South Wales, and later Point Nepean in Victoria. Original folds, a little split and rubbed, very good condition overall.

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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 Original Kings' Arms, 1784-, 1786. Folio, with 80 engraved maps, plans and views; half green calf, preserving the original red morocco title label. A popular and important one volume edition of Cook's Voyages. Anderson states that he was "assisted, very materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution... and by other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy", and the work contains some particulars not found in the official account.Anderson modestly observes 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" Rebacked.

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        Delle Opere de' Medici, e de' Cerusici che nacquero, o fiorirono prima del secolo XVI negli Stati della Real Casa di Savoja. Monumenti raccolti... - Altri monumenti

      nella Stamperia Reale, 1786. 2 voll. in un tomo in-4° (288x215mm), pp. (26), 292; 164, (24); legatura coeva m. pelle marrone e angoli con dorso liscio adorno di titolo in oro su tassello rosso, palmette e motivi fitomorfi in oro. Stemmi sabaudi incisi su rame ai frontespizi. Numerose iscrizioni latine n.t. Ex-libris. Macchie alle pp. 83-84. Piccoli restauri al dorso. Buon esemplare in barbe. Edizione originale, rara a reperirsi completa di entrambi i volumi, di questo importante repertorio sui medici ed i chirurghi nati o attivi negli stati della Monarchia di Savoia anteriormente al XVI secolo. Michele Vincenzo Malacarne (Saluzzo, 1744-Padova, 1816) fu insigne anatomista e chirurgo, le cui opere sull'anatomia del cervello gli valsero le lodi di Haller e di Vicq d'Azyr. Allievo di Ambrogio Bertrandi, fu ripetitore di medicina pratica presso l"Università di Torino a partire dal 1769. Fra il 1774 ed il 1784 insegnò chirurgia ad Acqui Terme, occupandosi anche degli stabilimenti termali locali. In questi periodo si svilupparono i suoi studi sul cervelletto. Nel 1783 Vittorio Amedeo III lo nominò chirurgo della città e nel 1789 venne chiamato alla cattedra di chirurgia ed ostetricia dell"Università di Pavia, dove rimase sino al 1793, anno in cui passò a quella di chirurgia teorica e pratica dell'Università di Padova. Bonino, II, p. 533 e sgg. Manno, I, 1125. Wellcome, IV, p. 33. Blake, p. 284. Italiano

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         Pogonologie ou histoire philosophique de la barbe Par M. J. A. D***.

      à Constantinople et se trouve à Paris, chez Le Jay, 1786, in 12, de XV-210pp., curieux frontispice gravé, pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, bel exemplaire. Savant ouvrage rempli de détails curieux et amusants. De la mode, de quelques mentons rasés, femmes barbues, les longues barbes sont salutaires, barbes postiches, barbes dorées, moustaches, barbes des prêtres, des peuples qui portent la barbe. L'auteur reproduit à la fin un poème burlesque intitulé: "L'exilé à Versailles", qui relate l'histoire d'un curé exilé par erreur à Versailles par son évêque pour avoir refusé de se raser la barbe. ¶ Quérard, Fr. litt. II/p.662. - Larousse, dict. XIXe: "Livre plein de recherches curieuses." - Gay Biblio. amour, femmes III.804 "Ce traité est le premier ouvrage, je crois, de Dulaure..."

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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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