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

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

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        Compte rendu de ce qui s'est passé au Parlement rélativement ê l'affaire de m. le cardinal de Rohan [wrapper title]

      [Paris 1786 - [2], 125, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Trial of Cardinal Rohan. One of several editions from 1786, this is the account of the trial of Cardinal Rohan for his part in the mystery of the "Diamond Necklace Affair" - a trial which gripped the nation for several months and, as much as any single even, rocked the very foundations of the French monarchy and paved the way to the French Revolution. OCLC: 47078557 (only in microform) Uncut in self-wrappers, with title as above on upper cover and p. 125 printed on inside back wrapper. Wrappers a little worn (chip from spine) and soiled, otherwise a fine copy, as issued

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        Arrêt du Parlement, la Grand' Chambre Assemblée, Du 31 Mai 1786

      a Lyon: de l'Imprimerie du Roi, 1786. [2], 38 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Self wrappers. Upper wrapper dampstained and spotted, slightly stained within. [2], 38 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Verdicts Announced -- a Rare Printing. Official announcement of the verdicts rendered by the Assembly on all of the accused, in the complicated swindle known as the "diamond Necklace Affair, including Cardinal Rohan (acquitted), Count Cagliostro (acquitted), Marc-Antoine Nicholas de la Motte and his wife Jeanne (both convicted of fraud, sentenced to public flogging (nude!) and branding. Although the Queen was exonerated of having any part in the affair, the sensational revelations of the life style at the Court harmed her and the Court irreparably, fanning the flames which soon led to the Revolution. Several concurrent printings have been noted; OCLC finds this rare Lyon printing only in microform; not found not in the BN online catalogue or RLIN. OCLC 47280679 (microform only); not in RLIN; not in Bibliothèque Nationale

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        Sonho. Poema erotico

      Lisbon, 1786. Francisco Luiz Ameno. Contemporary calf.. P. 88 misnumbered 85, small wormhole in gutter margin of pp. xlv-14, just touching text in 2 ff. but not detracting from it, & in lower margin of pp. 29-38.. The work is most notable for the attractive portrait and charming engravings that illustrate it, by Debrie, Le Bouteux, Quillard and others, printed in blue and brown.

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        Discourse on Education

      1786. First Edition . PARR, Samuel. Discourse on Education and on the Plans Pursued in Charity-Schools. London: T. Cadell and T. Evans, [1786]. Slim quarto, original pale blue boards, original tan printed paper backstrip, uncut; pp. 78. $1650.First edition in original boards of this 18th-century treatise on “the best methods of religious education for all young persons.”As headmaster of his own school at Stanmore, Samuel Parr “laid great stress upon Greek, and gave more than usual attention to English composition. He allowed the boys to substitute English poetry for classical verses, at the risk of a flogging if the English were bad. He made his pupils act the ‘Oedipus TyrannusÂ’ and the ‘TrachiniæÂ’ of Sophocles (omitting the choruses), and obtained costumes from Garrick. A Greek play is said to have been a novelty in England, though it had been anticipated in Ireland by SheridanÂ… Parr encouraged social meetings of his boys, at which literary discussions took place, and anticipated the more modern love of athletic sports. He not only admired cricket, but encouraged pugilism, and arranged that fights should take place [where] he could see [them] from his study window. His temper, however, was hot and capricious; he praised or reproved to excess; he had his favorites, and his discipline varied from laxity to over severityÂ… He argued that the poor ought to be taught, ‘though the Deity himself had fixed a great gulph between them and the rich” (DNB). ParrÂ’s Discourse on Education “is one of the most prominent and leading compositions in the language” (Edward Jerningham). Lowndes, 1787. Errata corrected in contemporary hand from the leaf of errata at rear.Scattered light foxing (more to first and last few leaves), loss of backstrip below label. An extremely good copy.

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        (The Sanois Affair (l'Affaire Sanois))(1): Mémoire pour le comte de Sanois, ancien aide-major des gardes-françoises, sortant de Charenton, où il a été détenu pendant neuf mois; contre ses accusateurs. (And) (2): Supplément au Mémoire du comte De Sanois, contre ses accusateurs. Pièces extraites du Journal qu'il a écrit pendant sa détention. (And) (3): Examen des procedures faites contre le comte de Sanois, pendant qu'on le retenoit dans un loge de fou à Charenton. And (in the second volume) (4): Correspondance entre M. le Président Gilbert de Voisins, M. de Sanois et M. de Courcy.(And) (5): Second Mémoire du comte de Sanois, en réponse aux memoires de Madame de Sanois et du comte de Courcy. (And) (6): Pièces justificatives pour le comte de Sanois. (And) (7): Réponse particulière du défenseur du comte de Sanois, aux inculpations personnelles qui lui sont faites dans

      Paris, etc., Cl. Simon and others, 1786-1788. 2 vols. Large 4to (25x20 cm). Contemporary boards (few sl. imperf.; faded, mainly the spines). And 2 loosely inserted documents. Ad 1)Mémoire pour... Cl. Simon, 1786. 190 pp. (tear innermargin title repaired). 2) Supplement... Pièces du Journal... Cl. Simon, 1786. 55 pp. (also bound in 2nd vol.). 3) Examen... Paris, Chez Knapen & Fils, 1786. 74 pp. 4) Correspondance... 1786. 18 pp. 5) Second Mémoire... Cl. Simon, 1787. 138 pp. 6) Pièces justificatives... (1786) 84 pp. 7) Réponse... Cl. Simon, 1787. 66 pp. 8) Relation... Genève, 1786. 10 pp. (folded). 9) Lettre... Yverdon, 1788. 8 pp. (wrinkled, folded, partly browned. - Nice collection

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        Recueil de pièces relatives au procès du Comte de Sanois

      1786 - In-4° relié demi-toile de Jouy, pièce de titre de chagrin grenat à froid gravée sur le plat. On trouve relié à la suite : Mémoire pour le Comte de Sanois sortant de Charenton, ou il a été détenu pendant neuf mois contre les accufateurs (Imprimerie Cl. Simon, 1786), 190 pages. (Son avocat était Lacretelle, contre le procureur Géoffrenet ) - - -Supplément au mémoire du Comte de Sanois contre ses accusateurs pièces extraites du Journal qu'il a écrit pendant la détention (Imprimerie Claude Simon, 1786), 55 pages (cet ensemble s'adresse à Mademoiselle de la Motte-Géffrard, à la Comtesse de Courcy, M; de Liancey) - - - Mémoire pour la Comteffe de Sanois, demandereffe en féparation des biens, contre le Comte de Sanois, défendeur (1786), 72 p - - - Second mémoire du Comte de Sanois en réponse aux mémoires de Madame de Sanois & du Comte de Courcy (Paris, Simon, 1787), 138 pages - - - Pièces justificatives pour le Comte de Sanois, 84 pages - - - Réponse particulière du défendeur du Comte de Sanois aux inculpations perfonnelles qui lui font faites dans la réponse de M. le Comte de Courcy, dans la lettre prétendue d'un avocat & dans le mémoire de Madame la Comteffe de Sanois, 66 pages - - - Mémoire pour le Comte de Sanois défendeur à la demande en séparation de biens formée contre lui à la requête de la Comteffe de Sanois, fon epoufe (Paris, Imprimerie Simon, 1786), 89 pages. Dans ce dernier libelle, le Comte est défendu par maitre l'EsparatEnsemble exceptionnel rassemblant toutes les pièces relatives à une affaire judiciaire célèbre, qui devait enflammer les esprits à la veille de la Révolution. Elle éclata en 1785-1786 lorsque Jean-François-Joseph Geffrard de La Motte, comte de Sanois (1723-1799), fut interné à Charenton par suite d'une lettre de cachet demandée par son épouse, dans le cadre d'une accusation de dilapidation des biens. Dans l'atmosphère de l'époque, ce qui constituait en soi un épisode banal de la vie des familles (c'est à leur requête que la plupart des lettres de cachet étaient délivrées) se transforma en réquisitoire contre l'arbitraire de la justice retenue, et du "despotisme" ministériel. L'affaire passionna l'opinion, ce que sut bien comprendre Lacretelle, avocat du comte, qui rédigea ses mémoires en pensant toujours aux réactions du public. L'affaire se termina au demeurant par une transaction entre l'épouse et l'époux : elle renonça à ses accusations ; il renonça aux biens de Madame contre le versement d'une rente, et s'exila à Neuchâtel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stadtplan mit Karte der Umgebung ('Plan von der Insel Potsdam und deren Stadt Gebiet 1786').

      - Kupferstich v. Frenzel, dat. 1786, 42 x 42,5

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        Bibliothèque Universelle des Dames. Astronomie. [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-18 reliure de l'époque plein veau marbrée, dos lisse orné, toutes tranches dorées, A Paris, Rue d'Anjou-Dauphine, 1786, 2 ff., 241 pp. et 1 planche dépliante Edition originale. Comme l'explique l'auteur dans sa Bibliographie Astronomique (600) : "J'y ai parlé des femmes astronomes, Hypatia, Hévélius, Dumée, Kirch, Manfredi, Lepaute, du Pierry, Herschel, Le Français. J'ai voulu, dans ce petit abrégé, donner les premières notions d'astronomie à la portée des commençans, dégagées des phrases et des dialogues de Fontenelle". Etat moyen (reliure très abîmée avec nombreux manques, infime petit mq. marginal au f. dépliant, très bon état intérieur par ailleurs : exemplaire ). Prix en l'état pour cette édition rare, l'un des tous premiers ouvrages à reconnaître les travaux féminins dans l'hsitoire de l'astronomie. Français

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        (The Sanois Affair (l'Affaire Sanois))(1): Mémoire pour le comte de Sanois, ancien aide-major des gardes-françoises, sortant de Charenton, où il a été détenu pendant neuf mois; contre ses accusateurs. (And) (2): Supplément au Mémoire du comte De Sanois, contre ses accusateurs. Pièces extraites du Journal qu'il a écrit pendant sa détention. (And) (3): Examen des procedures faites contre le comte de Sanois, pendant qu'on le retenoit dans un loge de fou à Charenton. And (in the second volume) (4): Correspondance entre M. le Président Gilbert de Voisins, M. de Sanois et M. de Courcy.(And) (5): Second Mémoire du comte de Sanois, en réponse aux memoires de Madame de Sanois et du comte de Courcy. (And) (6): Pièces justificatives pour le comte de Sanois. (And) (7): Réponse particulière du défenseur du comte de Sanois, aux inculpations personnelles qui lui sont faites dans la Réponse de m. le comte de Courcy, dans la Lettre prétendue d'un avocat, et dans le Mémoire de Madame la comtesse de Sanois. (And)(inserted) (8): Relation de ce qui s'est passé lors de la capture du comte de Sanois le 4 Mai 1785, veille de l'Ascension, à neuf heures du soir, dans la maison des Demoiselles soeurs Schellatter, en Etra à Lausanne, de la part de Sieur Fevot, Lieutenant de police de cette ville. (And) (9): Lettre du comte de Sanois à Monsieur Necker, sur son rappel au ministère, sur le prompt rétablissement de la justice et la prochaine convocation des Etats-Généraux.

      Paris, etc., Cl. Simon and others, 1786-1788. 2 vols. Large 4to (25x20 cm). Contemporary boards (few sl. imperf.; faded, mainly the spines). And 2 loosely inserted documents. Ad 1)Mémoire pour... Cl. Simon, 1786. 190 pp. (tear innermargin title repaired). 2) Supplement... Pièces du Journal... Cl. Simon, 1786. 55 pp. (also bound in 2nd vol.). 3) Examen... Paris, Chez Knapen & Fils, 1786. 74 pp. 4) Correspondance... 1786. 18 pp. 5) Second Mémoire... Cl. Simon, 1787. 138 pp. 6) Pièces justificatives... (1786) 84 pp. 7) Réponse... Cl. Simon, 1787. 66 pp. 8) Relation... Genève, 1786. 10 pp. (folded). 9) Lettre... Yverdon, 1788. 8 pp. (wrinkled, folded, partly browned. - Nice collection.

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

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

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        Erklaerungen der Experimental Physik: II Semester: I. Aerostatick und Akustick.

      1786. 306 p. n.n., 19 cm, mezza pelle coeva. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Piacevole opera in bella grafia d'epoca a china rossastra con ampio margine lato taglio dove si trovano in molte pagine figure fisiche anche ricche ed elaborate tracciate da una mano felice. Rudolf von Granichstaedten-Czerva, Ueberetsch. Ritterburgen und Edelleuet... a pp. 125-127 riporta anche un breve profilo storico-genealogico della famiglia Spreng von St. Anna (ma anche von Felsenheim e von Sprengenheim). La famiglia è originaria di San Michele Appiano. Il personaggio in questione sembra corrispondere a Josef von Spreng, morto nel 1806, nel 1797 combattente in Venosta contro i francesi, nel 1801 capitano della milizia territoriale (Landmiliz) in Passiria, dal 1803 sposato a Maria Anna von Anreiter.

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        An Account of Five Aerial Voyages in Scotland

      London 1786 - in a Series of Letters to his Guardian, Chevalier Gerardo Compagni, Written under the Impression of the Various Events that Affected the Undertaking, By Vincent Lunardi Esq. Secretary to the late Neopolitan Ambassador, First Aerial Traveller in England, an Honorary Member of the Hon. Artillery Company of the City of London, Royal Archer of Scotland, Citizen of Edinburgh, Cupar, St. Andrew's, Hawick, &c. &c. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Burke after Nesmith and two engraved plates, of the "Apparatus used by Mr. Lunardi to fill his Aerostatic Machine" and "An exact representation of Mr. Lunardi's Balloon travelling with himself". First Edition. 8vo. [215 x 130 x 15 mm]. [iii]-6, 114, [2] pp. Newly bound in calf, untrimmed edges. London: printed for the Author and sold by J. Bell, Bookseller to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and J. Creech, Edinburgh. Lacking the half-title; the portrait is trimmed at the fore-margin with small loss to the image; neat repairs to short marginal tears I3-4 and N3-4. The work was originally stab-sewn, and the holes remain. A few minor stains, but a decent copy in a neat new old-style binding. On 15th September 1784 Lunardi (1759-1806) made the first hot air balloon ascent over London, as described in his own Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England (1784). He went on to make numerous other ascents, in places such as Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kelso and York. He took pains to describe himself as "the first aerial traveller in the English atmosphere", as James Tytler had already ascended in Scotland on 27th August 1784. This is the sole edition of his account of his Scottish adventures and is dedicated to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleugh. Pp.105-114 prints "To Mr. Lunardi on his successful Aerial Voyages from Edinburth, Kelso, and Glasgow. By J. Tytler" and the final page is an "Explanation of the Plate, Representing the Apparatus to fill the Balloon". Lunardi's string of successes came to an end after a planned ascent on 23rd August 1786 from Newcastle upon Tyne at which a young man, Ralph Heron, became entangled in a rope and became the country's first victim of air travel. Lunardi left Britain in August 1787 and continued his ballooning expolits across Europe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ziethen vor seinem König sitzend, 1786

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts in der Druckplatte signiert: "gezeichnet und gestochen von D. Chodowiecki", unten mittig: "Ziethen sitzend vor seinem König | den 25ten Januar 1785 | der hinterlassenen Gattin des Helden ehrerbietigst gewidmet von D. Chodowiecki". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 565 II/II. Grösse: 42,5 x 54,8 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: ca. 46,7 x 58 cm Papier: 47 x 58,9 cm. Beschreibung: Sehr schöner Abdruck mit dem noch sichtbaren Gemälde im Hintergrund links. Zweiter Zustand mit der Beschriftung. "Im Parole-Saale auf dem Königl. Schlosse zu Berlin sitzt links der alte Ziethen und sieht den vor ihm stehenden König Friedrich II. an, welcher seine Hand auf Ziethens Schulter legt und ihn, der eben aufstehen will, ersucht sitzen zu bleiben. Um die Gruppe herum stehen die Königlichen Prinzen, Generale und andere Militairs." (Engelmann 1857, S. 295). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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        Gesamtansi., vom rechten Neckarufer.

      - Kupferstich v. J. Rieger, dat. 1786, 14,7 x 28,2 Schefold, Nr. 24743. - Seltene Ansicht von Heidelberg. Blick vom rechten Neckarufer aus, links das Heidelberger Schloß, mittig die zerstörte Neckarbrücke.

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        1786 Manuscript Road Map Cheshire

      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

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        Catalogue of the Portland Museum, Lately the Property of the Duc

      1786 - (PORTLAND MUSEUM). Skinner & Co. A Catalogue of the Portland Museum, Lately the Property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland . which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Skinner and Co. . 1786. London, 1786. 4to. viii, [3]-194 p. Engraved frontis. Neat modern quarter calf. Lightly foxed throughout, and a bit heavier on the first and last few leaves, but a very good copy. An important auction catalogue consisting chiefly of natural history specimens, many of which had been collected by Cook from New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, &c. Just over 4000 lots were dispersed in the course of 38 sessions. "Shells, Corals, Petrefactions, Minerals, eggs of Birds &c." were on the block. The frontispiece is a wonderful view of highlights of the collection, formed by Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, second duchess of Portland (1714-1785), with pride of place given to the monumental vase today known as the Portland vase and now in the British Museum. Many of the natural history specimens were given to the duchess by Sir Joseph Banks. This copy is numbered 267 in a contemporary hand. Forbes 116.

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        Discourse on Education

      , 1786. 1786. First Edition . PARR, Samuel. Discourse on Education and on the Plans Pursued in Charity-Schools. London: T. Cadell and T. Evans, [1786]. Slim quarto, original pale blue boards, original tan printed paper backstrip, uncut; pp. 78. $1650.First edition in original boards of this 18th-century treatise on

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        Fridericus Wilhelmus II. Rex Borussiae. Natus d. 25. Septembris A. 1744'.

      - Kupferstich v. Georg Balthasar Probst, 1786, 29,5 x 39,5 Reiterbildnis Friedrich Wilhelm des II. (geb. 1744, K

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        Traité Analytique des Mouvemens apparens des Corps célestes

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

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        East Asia antique map - Schraembl, 1786.

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

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        Arabian Tale [Vathek]

      1786. First Edition . [BECKFORD, William]. An Arabian Tale, from an Unpublished Manuscript: with Notes Critical and Explanatory [Vathek]. London: J. Johnson, 1786. Octavo, contemporary full tan speckled calf rebacked in calf-gilt, red morocco spine label. $4000.First edition of Beckford’s one-of-a-kind Gothic/Orientalist fantasy Vathek, with a check signed by Beckford tipped to the front free endpaper.Beckford, known in his day as the wealthiest commoner in England with a penchant for collecting art and building extravagant follies such as Fonthill Abbey and Lansdown Tower, originally composed this tale in French in 1782. His friend, the Reverend Samuel Henley, translated the manuscript into English and contributed the more than 100 pages of scholarly endnotes. Though Beckford desired his French original to be published before the English version, Henley's translation appeared first. This was followed, strangely enough, by two very different French editions in 1787, one at Lausanne and the other at Paris, one or both of these possibly retranslated from this published English edition, as Henley may have had the original French manuscript in his possession, leaving Beckford without a copy for himself. This English edition was published anonymously, and the Preface suggests that it was translated from an Arabic manuscript. ""Vathek is undoubtedly the finest European imitation of the Arabian Nights. No one else has been able to create the bizarre detail, the curious blend of the ludicrous and the horrible, the tongue-in-cheek wryness of Vathek. It is still very much worth reading"" (Sullivan, Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, 26-7). ""A work of great beauty, ingenuity, and imaginative perception, Beckford's Vathek is a milestone of Romantic art and a tower to be climbed by all who wish to discover the outer limits of fantasy"" (Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, 2023-28). Issued simultaneously with a large-paper issue, this copy is on ordinary paper. Bound without half title and without final blank, as often. Rothschild 352, 354. Morocco bookplate. Beckford's check, dated 1826, instructs the recipient to pay the bearer 150 pounds.Faint foxing to preliminary leaves, including title page; text generally quite clean. Extremely good in contemporary calf.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("G

      Ellrich, 10. V. 1786. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "[.] Ich wiederhole meine Bitte: Im Fall das

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        Histoire des progrès de la puissance navale de l'Angleterre

      - Chez G. de Bure, à Paris 1786, in-12 (10x18cm), 2 volumes reliés. - Seconda edizione, e la prima a Parigi, dopo l'originale apparso nel 1783 a Yverdon. Rilegatura piena bionda lucida e vitello maculato. Torna liscio decorato con quattro ferri in scatole. Come una mostra in marocchino rosso; stanza numero del volume rotonda in pelle nera. Doppio mentoring netto sui piatti. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, en partie originale, préférable à la première car augmentée de deux livres (et des pièces justificatives) et surtout corrigée et revue par l'auteur (ce dernier se plaint de la première édition dans la préface), et première parisienne, après l'originale parue à Yverdon en 1783. Reliure en plein veau blond glacé et moucheté. Dos lisse orné de 4 fers dans des caissons. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge ; pièce de tomaison ronde en maroquin noir. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Bel exemplaire. Réflexions sur l'extraordinaire puissance navale de l'Angleterre à la fin du XVIIIe et durant ses époques fastes. L'auteur, après une introduction sur l'histoire des puissances maritimes, retrace l'histoire détaillée de la marine en Angleterre depuis l'invasion de Jules Cesar. Toutes les périodes sont étudiées, Moyen Âge, XVIIe... Les pièces justificatives sont précieuses. De nombreuses pages sont naturellement consacrées au Nouveau Monde, les combats de Francis Drake en Amérique du sud, les batailles entre anglais et français pour la domination de la baie d'Hudson, la guerre de 7 ans et la conquête du Canada.

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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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