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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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        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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