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        Statutes of the State of Vermont Passed by the Legislature in February and March 1787; bound with Acts and Laws Passed by the Legislature . Newbury . October 1787; & bound with Acts and Laws Passed . Manchester October 1788

      Windsor, VT: George Hough & Alden Spooner (printers) 1787 - 3 works bound together. Original full calf binding; blind stamped rules outline covers; 5 bands on spine; very faintly visible 'Vermont' in black on spine. Some scuffing to cover; several markings, perhaps ink; rubbed at spine ends and fore corners, front lower fore corner has board exposed; tightly bound; front free end paper missing; clean interior, occasional light foxing. Owner name on front pastedown 'Stephen R. Bradley | 1790'; at top of 2nd work 'Westminster' & 'Judge??'; at top of 3rd work 'Col. Bradley' and either some pen flourishes or other words. 3 works are bound together, separately paginated: 171 pp, 16 pp, 28 pp. Title page of 2nd work has several chips along edges, all text legible. 1st work: Sabin 99103, Evans 20827, McCorison 136, Gilman p. 296. 2nd work: McCorison 139, Gilman p. 296. 3rd work: McCorison 154, Gilman p. 296. Bradley was a founding father of VT, associate of the Allens, Speaker of the VT House, 1st US Senator, President Pro-Tem of U.S. Senate. These works date from the Republic of Vermont period. 8vo, 215 total pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Procès-verbal des séances de la première Assemblée Provinciale de la généralité de Lyon, tenue à Lyon, dans les mois de Novembre et Décembre 1787.

      A Lyon, Imp. d'Aimé de La Roche, 1787, - in-4, 123 pp., demi-basane fauve à petits coins de vélin, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque).Relié à la suite : - PROCÈS VERBAL des Séances de l'Assemblée Provisoire de la province du Hainaut. A Paris, de l'Imp. de Demonville, 1788, 149-7 pp. - PROCÈS VERBAL des Séances de l'Assemblée Provinciale de la généralité d'Auch, tenue à Auch dans les mois de Novembre et Décembre 1787. A Auch, chez Jean-Pierre Duprat, 1788, 189-VII pp., 1 f. d'errata. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Land deed / indenture September 7, 1787 for downtown Pittsburgh (Sixth St. and Liberty)

      Pittsburgh. 1787. Paperback. Good. Original vellum land deed or indenture, dated 1787, documenting the sale of lot 442 according to Wood's Plan of Pittsburgh (1784); lot 442 is near the corner of 6th St. and Liberty in downtown Pittsburgh. Measures 12 x 6.5 inches, vellum, with signatures of John Penn, John Penn, Jr., other clerical, witnessing and legal signatures of Peter Miller, Alex Miller, Jacob Thomas, Anthony Butler and George Bryan. Condition: good, some folds, small darkish stain toward middle. Penn signatures clear (they appear to have signed twice). John Penn and his son owned the land; Colonel George Woods was commissioned in 1784 to lay out a plan of the city of Pittsburgh and John Woods, his son, did the drafting of the map; all early deeds to land in Pittsburgh reference Col. Woods' Plan and its lot numbers. From the very earliest history of Pittsburgh as a town; all the land of Pittsburgh was owned by the Penns, who sold off the lots. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough in 1771 and became a possession of Pennsylvania in 1785.

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        A Compendious Digest of The Statute Law, Comprising The Substance and Effect of All the Public Acts of Parliament . . . from Magna Charta in the Ninth Year of King Henry III to the Twenty-Seventh Year of . . . King George III Inclusive. Cowley 276

      London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, for G. Kearsley [etc.], 1787. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and some staining towards the volume's end, else a very good copy, with the half title and errata The rare first edition of the last attempt to digest Great Britain's statute law, arranged alphabetically by subject and undertaken by the Inner Temple barrister known for his writings and as editor of the 'Law Journal'; one copy in ESTC in the USA

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        ALMACEN DE LAS SEÑORITAS ADOLESCENTES O DIALOGOS DE UNA SABIA DIRECTORA CON SUS NOBLES DISCIPULAS: Para servir de continuación al almacén de los niños.

      - Traducido al castellano por Plácido Barco López. Madrid, Imp. de Barco López, 1787, 10x15, 4 vols.: XXIX-278+284+379+453 págs. 1ª edición en castellano. Encuadernados en plena piel de época con tejuelos. (52330).

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        A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      London. 1787.. [2],xxxi,[3]-392pp. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Internally clean. Very good. The true first edition, complete in one volume, of one of the most important and widely read of the many writings of the important Revolutionary figure and second American president. At the time Adams wrote this work he was serving as the first United States ambassador in England, an uncomfortable position for a recent rebel, but he was ever ready to argue the American point of view. Herein he forcibly states the principles upon which he perceived the United States to be founded. The book was popular and went through numerous editions, to which Adams added two additional volumes, which contain descriptions of the Italian republics of the Middle Ages as well as a lengthy analysis of "the Right Constitution of a Commonwealth." This edition's issuance as the federal constitutional convention was assembling added to its popularity and resulted in several American reprintings. According to the DAB, "its timeliness gave it vogue." Later, Adams' detractors sought to find in it a hidden desire for a monarchy. HOWES A60. SABIN 233. DAB I, p.76.

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        CRÓNICA DEL REY D.ENRIQUE EL QUARTO

      Imprenta de Don Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1787 - [2], 347 p. ; 4º. A continuación y con distinta paginación: COPLAS DE MINGO REVULGO, COMPUESTAS POR RODRIGO DE COTA (EL TÍO) NATURAL DE LA CIUDAD DE TOLEDO GLOSADAS POR HERNANDO DEL PULGAR. 145 p. ; 4º. Encuadernación privada en media piel,falto del grabado de Enrique IV. Palau nº 56377 Contrareembolso - 4 eur. Muy buen estado

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        Mémoires de Saturnin, écrits par lui-même. Nouvelle édition corrigée et augmentée. London [=Paris, Cazin?], 1803. 2 volumes. 18mo in 6s. With 24 erotic engravings after A. Borel and F.R. Elluin in mirror image. 19th-century richly gold-tooled olive morocco.

      Scissors & Paste Bibliographies, A Checklist of Editions of Histoire de Dom B*** (this copy); this edition not in WorldCat; cf. Ars Erotica III, pp. 67-112 & 161-175; Gay-Lemmonyer II, 496-500. Very rare edition of "one of the most celebrated French erotic novels of the 18th century" (Scissors & Paste Bibliographies), generally attributed to Jean Charles Gervaise de Latouche, lawyer of the Parliament of Paris. It contains stories of the erotic adventures of Saturnin, a porter of a Carthusian monastery. The many editions were repeatedly forbidden and ordered to be destroyed making copies of all editions very rare. Our copy is a new edition of the London (=Paris, Cazin) 1787 edition in two volumes with the famous plates by Borel and Elluin in mirror image.Very good copy of a famous erotic novel in excellent binding.

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        Archiv gemeinnütziger, physischer und medizinischer Kenntnisse. Zum besten des Zürcherischen Seminariums geschickter Landwundärzte herausgegeben von D. John. Heinrich Rahn, . 3 in 6 Bdn. (all publ).

      - Zürich, Joh. Caspar Füßlin; Ziegler & Söhne, 1787-1781, 8°, ca. 2750 pp., 1 Taf., 6 Pappbände der Zeit; frisches Exemplar aus dem Vorbesitz von "Joh. Jacob Ritz, Arzt von Berneck, Canton St.Gallen". Wichtige Quelle zur Auseinandersetzung mit dem Messmerismus in der Schweiz! - Briefwechsel über die Heilkräfte des thierischen Magnetismus, zwischen Dr. Scherb und dem Herausgeber (1.Bd./2.Abt. pp.595-688). - Etwas über den Magnetismus, als Gegenstand einer guten medizinischen Polizey von einem schweizerischen Arzte (Dr. Renggger in Bern) (Usteri, Repertorium, 1790, p.31) (2.Bd./2.Abt. pp.571-583). - Schreiben an Hr. Dr. R. in Leipzig über den thierischen Magnetismus. Von einem ungenannten (3.Bd./2.Abt. pp.1-43). - Hysterische Gichter und und Vrzuckungen, zuerst durch Arzneymittel geheilt, und durch thierischen Magentismus wiederum erweckt. Von Hr. Dr. und Prof. Achilles in Basel (3.Bd./2.Abt. pp.44-64). - - "Mesmerismus in der Schweiz - Der gebürtige Schwabe Mesmer nimmt im Alter Wohnsitz im Thurgau, wo er auch eingebürgert wird. Zu der Zeit ist er aber wissenschaftlich nicht mehr tätig. Seine Theorien und Methoden sind in seiner letzten Wahlheimat ein großes Thema: In der Auseinandersetzung darum, meint Milt*, seien die Schweizer Ärzte «wohl zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte als schweizerische Ärzteschaft auf(getreten).» - Der glühendste Vertreter von Mesmers Methoden, der berühmte Pfarrer und Physiognomist Johann Caspar Lavater, lernt die Methode freilich bei Mesmers dissidentem Schüler Puységur kennen. Ebenfalls Mesmerist ist der Zürcher Medizinprofessor Johann Heinrich Rahn, Begründer des Medizinisch-chirurgischen Instituts in Zürich (1782, das spätere Carolinum), Gründer der Helvetische[n] Gesellschaft korrespondierender Ärzte und Wundärzte, Redaktor des «Archiv[s] gemeinnütziger physischer und medizinischer Kenntnisse». Doch Rahn wendet sich von der Theorie des Magnetismus ab - es brauche diese Theorie nicht, meint er, um die Phänomene, die er anerkennt, zu erklären. - In der starken Position Rahns vor allem als Lehrer am Carolinum sieht Milt den Todesstoß für den Mesmerismus in der Schweiz: - Die beinahe einmütige Ablehnung von Mesmers Theorien durch die Ärzte der deutschen Schweiz, ganz besonders aber durch die Zürcher Ärzte, hat etwas Eindrückliches. Sie erklärt sich weitgehend durch die gemeinsame Denkschulung und Denkrichtung, die auf den Unterricht am Carolinum, der Zürcher Gelehrtenschule, zurückging. -cf. Marcel Hänggi, Die Anfänge der Anästhesie in der Schweiz (1847)" - *Milt, Bernhard: Franz Anton Mesmer und seine Beziehungen zur Schweiz. Magie und Heilkunde zu Lavaters Zeit, Zürich 1953 - - "Chorherr Johann Heinrich Rahn, M. D. von Zürich, ward daselbst als Sohn des Johann Rudolph Rahn, Archidiakonus am Großen Münster, am October 1749 geboren. Er besuchte das Gymnasium seiner Vaterstadt, an welchem Johann Gesner den Unterricht in der Mathematik und Physik ertheilte, und entschloß sich dann zum Studium der Medicin. Hiefür bestand damals in Zürich noch keine Lehranstalt, aber an dem Spitalchirurgen Burckard hatte Rahn einen votzüglichen Lehrer der Anatomie und Archiater J. C. Hirzel unterwies ihn in Physiologie und Pathologie und führte ihn ans Krankenbett. Im Jahre 1769 bezog er die Universität Göttingen und blieb zwei Jahre daselbst, genoß hauptsächlich die Zuneigung Schröder's und promovirte am Ende seines Aufenthaltes mit großer Auszeichnung. Nachdem er noch Wien, die damals berühmteste ärztliche Schule besucht hatte, kehrte er im Herbst 1771 in seine Vaterstadt zurück. Hier entbehrte er anfangs aller Protection und Aemter; nichts desto weniger erwarb er sich bald in ungewöhnlichem Maaße daß Zutrauen seiner Kranken und gründete 1782 mit geringer staatlicher Beihülfe hauptsächlich aus freiwilligen Beiträgen daß medicinische Institut, eine Lehranstalt, die in zweijährigem Curfus den Bemittelten eine gute Grundlage für spätere Universitätsstudien, Aermern eine leidliche ärztliche Ausbildung gewährte. Daß . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH SYRIA AND EGYPT, in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785

      London: C. G. J. and J. Robinson. Complete 2 volume set bound in half leather over marbled boards. 1787. 1st edition. hb. 8vo, Translated from the original French. Pagination: volume I, pp. viii, 418; volume II, pp. iv, 500, index, errata page. . Constantin Francois Chasseboeuf, the Comte de Volney (1757-1820) was the son of a prosperous lawyer who, through the good fortune of the receipt of an inheritance in 1781, was able to set out on an ambitious tour of Syria and Egypt. After a year spent in preparations, he departed France with a knapsack on his back, a rifle on his shoulder, and 6,000 livres sewn into a money belt. He then spent the next four years steeping himself in the culture and history of the regions through which he passed. The results of this trip were published in 1787 as "Voyage en Egypt et en Syrie" (our offering being the first English edition of that title). Volney was elected to the Estates General of France in 1789. In 1791 he published his other famous work, "Les Ruines, or Meditation sur les Revolutions des Empires", which was translated into English and published the following year (1702). In his lifetime, and during the first half of the 19th century, Volney's reputation as a "free thinker" was at its peak, although it is now overshadowed by that of Chateuabriand, Voltaire and Thomas Paine. Our offering contains the folding map of Syria (partially repaired) in volume I and three folding plates in volume II; all engraved on copper. The present state of the binding is very rough, although the boards are present (and barely attached), and there is occasional foxing to the contents. Small loss to bottom corner of pp. 187/188. Altogether, this set is an excellent candidate for restoration of the binding, and has been priced accordingly. .

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        Histoire de France représentée par figures accompagnées de discours

      François-Anne DAVID 1787 - Paris, Chez l'Auteur F.A. David 1787-1796. Illustré de 140 figures gravées par F.A. David, dessinées par Le Jeune, le discours par Guyot. 5 vol. in-4 reliés plein veau époque, dos lisse à filets dorés, tranches rouges. 184 pp.; 199 pp.; 223 pp.; 192 pp.; 205 pp. Hauteur du Tome 5 plus basse de 2 cm. Qques plats épidermés sinon bel ex. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Derrotero de las costas de España en el Mediterraneo, y su correspondiente de de Africa ... Madrid, widow and heirs of Joachim Ibarra and company, 1787. Crown 4to (24.5 x 18 cm). With: (2) TOFIÑO DE SAN MIGUEL, Vicente. [Atlas maritime de España].[Madrid, 1787]. Atlas folio (62 x 52 cm). Atlas with 15 extremely large engraved nautical charts (plate size 60.5 x 91 cm). 2 volumes (text & atlas). Matching modern gold-tooled half calf.

      Cat. Nat. Mar. Mus. 475, maps 31-45 (atlas only); IKAR (1 copy of the atlas); Palau 332929, 332931. First edition of the first volume of a famous and important Spanish pilot guide, covering the Mediterranean coasts of Spain and northwest Africa, including the Strait of Gibraltar and nearby coasts, Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca and the surrounding smaller islands. It is here offered together with the 15 extremely large nautical charts (each nearly a metre wide) that were made to accompany it but were only included with a small number of copies. They include an overview chart of the western Mediterranean, an overview chart of the islands, 9 detail charts of the coasts and ports, and a series of 4 numbered plates with 45 coastal profiles from the entire region. Of special interest are the 6 extremely detailed charts of the Strait of Gibraltar, the bay with the Rock of Gibraltar, Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca and Port Mahon on Minorca.The text volume with 4 leaves slightly browned but otherwise in very good condition, with only occasional minor foxing or very faint marginal water stains. The atlas volume with some minor wrinkles, wear or tiny tears, mostly around the centre folds, but also otherwise in very good condition. A great pilot guide for the western Mediterranean with the 15 rare and magnificent accompanying nautical charts.

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        De la France et des Etats-Unis, Ou De l'Importance de la Revolution de l'Amérique pour le Bonheur de la France, des Rapports de ce Royaume & des Etats-Unis -

      Londres [i.e., Paris?], 1787 - A highly important work of political economy, published in Paris under a false imprint, and designed to stimulate investment in the United States by the French. Brissot was one of the most pro-American French thinkers of the period; he later wrote a well-known work on his American travels, and later died in the Terror. This work seeks to enlighten the French and American public about the possibilities for mutually beneficial investments. Dedicated to the American Congress and the "friends of America in both worlds," it reviews a number of economic issues, such as balance of trade, the superior benefits of French manufactures for American markets, why French wines and oils were better than any that could be produced in the U.S., and a broad range of specific products. Various American products ranging from rice to furs are then discussed. In the end the authors include a prospectus for their proposed "Societe Gallo-Americaine." Claviere and Brissot worked together on a number of political tracts, and both believed that the example of America's fledgling democracy held the key to France's future 8vo. xxiv, xlviii, 344 pp. Nineteenth century red calf spine, marbled boards, edges untrimmed. Title page a bit soiled. Very good. Howes C464; Kress B1169; Goldsmiths 13307; ESTC T109594; Sabin 13516 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CURAÇAO. - Het springen van's lands oorlogschip Alphen, in de haven van Curaçao.

      (No pl.), P. Conradi & v.d. Plaats, 1787.Engraving depicting the explosion of the Dutch men-of-war Alphen in the harbour of Curaçao after Hendrik Kobell by Jan Punt. Ca. 23 x 35,5 cm* On the morning of Tuesday 15 September 1778 the Dutch warschip Alphen, commanded by captain George Willem Hendrik Baron van der Feltz, was blown up by an English privateer. It was a terrible disaster. About 250 officers and sailers and an unknown number of slaves perished according to Hartog, Curaçao, p.123. Another cause might be that a fire started on board. - A fine impression.Muller, Historieplaten, 4332 b; De Groot & Vorstman, Zeilschepen, 176.

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        Mantissa Insectorum sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus, genericis, differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus.

      Hafniae, C.G. Proft, 1787. 2 volumes. 8vo (195 x 117mm). pp. xx, 382; pp. (2), 348. (Together with:) FABRICIUS, J.C. Philosophia Entomologica. Hamburgi et Kilonii, C. E. Bohii, 1778. 8vo. pp. (12), 178. Contemporary half calf, spines with red and green gilt lettered labels (worn). Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology and gained a wide reputation abroad. He was primarily a systematist and originated the maxillary and cibarian system of classification of insects in which mouth parts were used to separate the order. He likewise described a large number of North American insects. In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages. Copies of the present book are scarce, Horn-Schenkling in l928 indicate already "selten". "Fabricius's (1778) 'Philosophia Entomologica' was the first textbook of entomology and introduced an improved classification based on mouthparts; this kept natural groups together that Linnaeus's system had separated according to wing structures. Fabricius's small book also covered theoretical principles of study, nomenclature, description, and classification" (Damkaer, The Copepodologist's cabinet p. 69). ///Provenance: Signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside frontcover & bookplate of F.C.J. Fischer.//Horn-Schenkling 6203 & 6197.

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales

      Printed for Hooper & Wigstead. No. 212 High-Holborn n.d. circa 1787, London - Eight volumes; the last being Supplement which includes the islands of Guernsey and Jersey Quarto. seven of the volumes in three-quarter brown morocco over boards, spines with raised bands and lettered in gilt; volume VIII rebacked with modern brown smooth calf and with new endpapers. Profusely illustrated with full page engravings of castles, monasteries, architectural drawings and maps. The frontispiece in volume VIII is a portrait of Grose. With the bookplate of Mary Macmillin Norton in each volume. "Illustrative accounts of both [general history of ancient castles and terms relative to their construction etc.] are therefore here given, compiled from the best authorities; and as most of these buildings are either of the Saxon architecture, or of that stile commonly called Gothic . Domesday-book being quoted in several descriptions . In order to render every article as clear as possible, the verbal descriptions, where capable, are illustrated by drawings." - from introduction.Francis Grose (1731 - 1791) was an eminent English antiquary. His father had secured a position in the College of Arms which he left in 1763. He has been left in comfortable circumstances by his father but entered into the Surrey militia of which he became an adjutant and paymaster. However, his lifestyle was such that he quickly found himself without funds. He had a talent for drawing and undertook a work which was published over a period of years, and quickly became very successful, "Views of Antiquities in England and Wales" begun in 1773. He kept adding volumes to it and the islands of Guernsey and Jersey were completed in 1787. Bindings worn, volume I front covers detached (but present), hinges on several other volumes weak, all covers dust soiled, a few additionally with spot marks, interiors slightly foxed in places but overall very nice [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archiv gemeinnütziger, physischer und medizinischer Kenntnisse. Zum besten des Zürcherischen Seminariums geschickter Landwundärzte herausgegeben von D. John. Heinrich Rahn, .. 3 in 6 Bdn. (all publ).

      . Zürich, Joh. Caspar Füßlin; Ziegler & Söhne, 1787-1781, 8°, ca. 2750 pp., 1 Taf., 6 Pappbände der Zeit; frisches Exemplar aus dem Vorbesitz von "Joh. Jacob Ritz, Arzt von Berneck, Canton St.Gallen".. Wichtige Quelle zur Auseinandersetzung mit dem Messmerismus in der Schweiz! - Briefwechsel über die Heilkräfte des thierischen Magnetismus, zwischen Dr. Scherb und dem Herausgeber (1.Bd./2.Abt. pp.595-688). - Etwas über den Magnetismus, als Gegenstand einer guten medizinischen Polizey von einem schweizerischen Arzte (Dr. Renggger in Bern) (Usteri, Repertorium, 1790, p.31) (2.Bd./2.Abt. pp.571-583). - Schreiben an Hr. Dr. R. in Leipzig über den thierischen Magnetismus. Von einem ungenannten (3.Bd./2.Abt. pp.1-43). - Hysterische Gichter und und Vrzuckungen, zuerst durch Arzneymittel geheilt, und durch thierischen Magentismus wiederum erweckt. Von Hr. Dr. und Prof. Achilles in Basel (3.Bd./2.Abt. pp.44-64). - - "Mesmerismus in der Schweiz - Der gebürtige Schwabe Mesmer nimmt im Alter Wohnsitz im Thurgau, wo er auch eingebürgert wird. Zu der Zeit ist er aber wissenschaftlich nicht mehr tätig. Seine Theorien und Methoden sind in seiner letzten Wahlheimat ein großes Thema: In der Auseinandersetzung darum, meint Milt*, seien die Schweizer Ärzte &quote;wohl zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte als schweizerische Ärzteschaft auf(getreten).&quote; - Der glühendste Vertreter von Mesmers Methoden, der berühmte Pfarrer und Physiognomist Johann Caspar Lavater, lernt die Methode freilich bei Mesmers dissidentem Schüler Puysegur kennen. Ebenfalls Mesmerist ist der Zürcher Medizinprofessor Johann Heinrich Rahn, Begründer des Medizinisch-chirurgischen Instituts in Zürich (1782, das spätere Carolinum), Gründer der Helvetische[n] Gesellschaft korrespondierender Ärzte und Wundärzte, Redaktor des &quote;Archiv[s] gemeinnütziger physischer und medizinischer Kenntnisse&quote;. Doch Rahn wendet sich von der Theorie des Magnetismus ab - es brauche diese Theorie nicht, meint er, um die Phänomene, die er anerkennt, zu erklären. - In der starken Position Rahns vor allem als Lehrer am Carolinum sieht Milt den Todesstoß für den Mesmerismus in der Schweiz: - Die beinahe einmütige Ablehnung von Mesmers Theorien durch die Ärzte der deutschen Schweiz, ganz besonders aber durch die Zürcher Ärzte, hat etwas Eindrückliches. Sie erklärt sich weitgehend durch die gemeinsame Denkschulung und Denkrichtung, die auf den Unterricht am Carolinum, der Zürcher Gelehrtenschule, zurückging. -cf. Marcel Hänggi, Die Anfänge der Anästhesie in der Schweiz (1847)" - *Milt, Bernhard: Franz Anton Mesmer und seine Beziehungen zur Schweiz. Magie und Heilkunde zu Lavaters Zeit, Zürich 1953 - - "Chorherr Johann Heinrich Rahn, M. D. von Zürich, ward daselbst als Sohn des Johann Rudolph Rahn, Archidiakonus am Großen Münster, am October 1749 geboren. Er besuchte das Gymnasium seiner Vaterstadt, an welchem Johann Gesner den Unterricht in der Mathematik und Physik ertheilte, und entschloß sich dann zum Studium der Medicin. Hiefür bestand damals in Zürich noch keine Lehranstalt, aber an dem Spitalchirurgen Burckard hatte Rahn einen votzüglichen Lehrer der Anatomie und Archiater J. C. Hirzel unterwies ihn in Physiologie und Pathologie und führte ihn ans Krankenbett. Im Jahre 1769 bezog er die Universität Göttingen und blieb zwei Jahre daselbst, genoß hauptsächlich die Zuneigung Schröder's und promovirte am Ende seines Aufenthaltes mit großer Auszeichnung. Nachdem er noch Wien, die damals berühmteste ärztliche Schule besucht hatte, kehrte er im Herbst 1771 in seine Vaterstadt zurück. Hier entbehrte er anfangs aller Protection und Aemter; nichts desto weniger erwarb er sich bald in ungewöhnlichem Maaße daß Zutrauen seiner Kranken und gründete 1782 mit geringer staatlicher Beihülfe hauptsächlich aus freiwilligen Beiträgen daß medicinische Institut, eine Lehranstalt, die in zweijährigem Curfus den Bemittelten eine gute Grundlage für spätere Universitätsstudien, Aermern eine leidliche ärztliche Ausbildung gewährte. Daß Lehramt wurde freiwillig von Zürcher Aerzten versehen und die Anstalt blieb in ihrer bescheidenen aber segensreichen Thätigkeit, bis Ostern 1833 die medicinische Facultät der neugegründeten Hochschule an ihre Stelle trat. - Im Jahre 1783 gründete er zur Bildung von Landhebammen und um Aermeren den Unterricht des medicinischen Institutes zugänglich zu machen, in einem zu diesem Zwecke abgetretnen Hause ein Seminarium, wobei er selbst die Aussicht über die Studien der Schüler führte und mit letztem das Gelernte täglich wiederholte. Zum Unterrichte dienten auch im Hause unentgeltlich aufgenommene Kranke. Wenige Jahre später half er die schweizerische Gesellschaft zu Beförderung des Guten und die Zürcherische zur Aufnahme (d. h. Beförderung) sittlicher und häuslicher Glückseligkeit gründen. 1773 gründete er eine medicinisch-chirurgische Gesellschaft von Zürcher Aerzten, die sich jeden Sonntag Abend in seinem Hause versammelte. Ferner stiftete er 1788 die helvetische Gesellschaft correspondirender Aerzte und Wundärzte, die sich zehn Jahre später infolge der Staatsumwälzung auflöste. Endlich stiftete er die medicinisch-chirurgische Gesellschaft des Cantons Zürich (1810), die zur Zeit noch fortbesteht. - Im Jahre 1782 erhielt er schon einen Ruf als Professor der Medicin an die Universität Göttingen; doch lehnte er ab. Im Jahre 1784 übernahm er den Lehrstuhl (Canonicat) der Naturlehre und Mathematik am Gymnasium, den er bis zu seinem Tode inne behielt, ausgenommen die Jahre 1798-1800, während deren er als helvetischer Senator von Zürich abwesend war. Auch schriftstellerisch machte er sich vielfach um die Bildung der Aerzte und Verbreitung von Aufklärung und Wissen im Gebiet der Gesundheitspflege verdient. Aber am hervorragendsten war er als Arzt und Lehrer der Arzneikunst. Im Jahr 1792 ernannte ihn der damalige Reichsverweser Kurfürst Karl Theodor von der Pfalz zum Pfalzgrafen, hauptsächlich damit er Männern, die sich um die Wissenschaft hervorragende Verdienste erworben hätten, von sich aus die Doctorwürde ertheilen könne. Rahn machte von dieser Befugniß für einige verdiente Landärzte, dann auch für den gefeierten Philosophen J. G. Fichte Gebrauch. Nach kürzerer Krankheit starb er am 3. August 1812." Rahn, ADB 27, pp.175-176 - - siehe - P. Usteri, Denkrede auf Joh. Heinr. Rahn. Zürich Orell Füßli & Co. 1812. - (Med. Dr. C. Lavater:) An die lernbegierige Zürcherische Jugend auf das Neujahr 1836. Von der Gesellschaft der ehemaligen Chorherrenstube (vollständige Aufzählung der Schriften Rahn's). - - Dieser in sich abgeschlossene Vorläufer des "Gemeinnützliches Wochenblatt physischer und medicinischer Kenntnisse" enthält u.a. noch folgende weitere interessante Beiträge: - Biographien berühmter Aerzte aus Deisenhofen. Dem Herausgeber mitgetheilt von D.J.M.Aepli. I.: Wepfer, von Schaffhausen); II.: Dr. Johann Conrad Brunner (1.Bd./1.Abt. pp.417-577; 2.Bd./1.Abt. pp.217-420). - Ueber den Kaffee, von Hr. Dr. Karg in Konstanz (2.Bd./1.Abt. pp.1-32; (2.Bd./2.Abt. pp.584-628). - Praktische Beschreibung der Krankheit welche in Frühjahr 1768 in der Gegend von Dießenhofen geherrscht hat. Von Hr. D. J.M. Aepli in Dießenhofen (2.Bd./1.Abt. pp.33-217). - Ueber die Zürcherische Knabengesellschaft. Eine Zuschrift ihrer Aufseher an Herr Doctor und Canonicus Rhan (2.Bd./2.Abt. pp.513-559). Beylage (pp.560-570). - Entwurf einer correspondierender Gesellschaft schweizerische Aerzte und Wundärzte (2.Bd./2.Abt. pp.645-657). - Tagebuch meines Aufenthaltes im russischen Reiche, und meinem Reisen durch unterschiedliche europäische und asiatische Provinzen von Jcob Fried, aus Zürich, Gouvernementsphysikus in Usting. Erster Abschnitt von 1770. Bis zu Ende 1780 (2.Bd./2.Abt. pp.658-726; (3.Bd./1.Abt. pp.1-97). Fortsetzung . (3.Bd./2.Abt. pp.369-340). - Ueber die Behandlung der Wöchnerinnen (3.Bd./1.Abt. pp.97-133). - Beschreibung des Schinznacherbads (1.Bd./2.Abt. pp.689-798). - Chemische Untersuchungen des Schinznacherbades, und eininger anderer Mineralwasser im Canton Bern. Von Hr. D. F.A.Weber in Heilbronn (2.Bd./1.Abt. pp.421-511). - Bernerische neue Verordnung für Aerzte und Wundärzte (3.Bd./1.Abt. pp.412-419). - Localbeschreibung des Heilbads zu Baden in der Schweiz. Vom Verf. Der Localbeschreibung des Schinznacherbades ("Ein vortrefflicher Aufsatz von Hrn. Murer" Usteri, Repertorium (1782, p.131) (3.Bd./2.Abt. pp.65-136). - - Kirchner 3634

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        Aspasie, traduit de l'anglais.

      chez Buisson 1787 - - chez Buisson, A Londres et se trouve à Paris 1787, in 12 (16,7x10cm), 211 pp (dont 5 p. de catalogue). et 238 pp. et un f. de table., 2 tomes en un Vol. relié. - Edition originale française, ce roman, rare, ayant paru l'année précédente à Londres. Demi Maroquin rouge fin XIXème à 5 nerfs janséniste. Traduction attribuée à Isabelle de Montolieu d'un roman gothique anglais paru anonymement par Richard Clarke : Arpasia, or the wanderer. Arpasia est devenu en français Aspasie par homonymie avec la célèbre courtisane grecque. C'est un roman mouvementé dans lequel on assiste aux mésaventures de Miss Aspasie Hanbury qui se trouve prise dans une sombre histoire de famille. Il ne s'agit pas d'un roman noir au sens strict, mais d'une littérature tiraillé entre deux écueils, le roman gothique et ses péripéties et le roman de moeurs du XVIIIème. 211 pp (dont 5 p. de catalogue). et 238 pp. et un f. de table. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782. By the Marquis de Chastellux, One of the Forty Members of the French Academy, and Major General in the French Army, Serving Under the Count de Rochambeau. Translated from the French by an English Gentleman, Who Resided in America at That Period. With Notes by Translator

      London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson. 1787. First Edition. Hardcover. In two volumes. xv, 462pp; xii, 432pp. Modern brown quarter calf over marbled boards, spines with raised bands and brown morocco labels lettered in gold. Two foldout charts in volume one; three foldout plates in volume two. Faint numbers on the verso of the title pages, mild foxing to plates. Internally very clean with some sporadic spots and an annotation in pencil. A near fine set. "In its completed form constitutes the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." Howes C324. Sabin 12229. ; Octavo .

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        Travels in North-America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782

      G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London 1787 - Two volumes, translated from the French with notes by the translator. First edition of Volume I paired with second edition of Volume II (published in the same year). 8vo, pp xv, 462, with two folding maps; xii, 432, with three folding plates (two views and a plan). Original calf boards, rebacked with new leather spines with raised bands, gilt decoration, red spine labels. Boards edgworn, plates foxed, the two maps with dampstain to upper corners, text quite clean. Very good. Chastellux was a talented French man of letters who served in the Revolutionary War as a major general under Rochambeau. Here he describes his experiences during the war as well as his travels afterward, including visits with Washington at Mount Vernon, Jefferson at Monticello, and Thomas Paine in Philadelphia. According to Howes (C-324), this account "constitutes the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." Sabin 12229. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Defences of Unitarianism in Three Parts

      J. Johnson. Hardcover. Printed for J. Johnson in St. Paul's Churchyard, London, 1787-1790. A collection of Priestley's defences of Unitarianism, written in the first years of the movement. Priestley routinely attended Theophilus Lindsey's sermons and wrote many defenses of Unitarianism in its early years. This edition is from a theological library, with a bookplate on the front pastedown and all contents very good with some mild spotting and pencil residue. Marbled decorative boards and endpapers, contemporary speckled leather reback with original label attached. A very nice copy of a scarce collection by Priestley. Worldcat locates six copies, at Princeton, Harvard, Cambridge, LSU and Yale (two copies). OCLC 29650104. . Very Good. 1787. 1st Edition.

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        A Collection of Tracts Relative to the Law of England, from Manuscripts, Now First Edited [etc.]. Volume 1 [all published] [without the errata]

      London: Printed by T. Wright: And sold by E. Brooke [etc.], 1787. Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library, browning, occasional early and informed notations; a good usable copy Hargrave's editing of some of the choicest manuscripts from his personal library, including previously unpublished works by Blackstone and Hale, Holdsworth characterizing the effort as one of Hargrave's two "principal service[s] to legal history

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        The Soliloquy

      London: Published by W. Dickinson, Bond Street, 1787. Stipple with hand-colour. Printed on early wove paper. In excellent condition with the exceptioin of a small mended tear in the right margin. Small paper loss in lower left corner. Image size: 11 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches. A wonderful print of a young woman contemplating love by the celebrated painter William Ward. William Ward is remembered as one of the most accomplished engravers of his day. He produced some of the most beautiful prints of the period, and his delicate engravings epitomize the style and sentiment of the age. Ward was primarily a mezzotint engraver but he also worked in stipple, executing hauntingly delicate prints that capture the soul and character of their subject. He studied under John Raphael Smith and quickly became one of his most distinguished pupils, incorporating his master's delicate technique into his own distinctive style. Along with his brother James, William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and soon earned the privilege of becoming mezzotint engraver to the prince regent. This delicate image recalls the style of Ward's master John Raphael Smith, who made a name for himself with his subtly suggestive portraits of women. Like many similar images produced by Smith, Ward's ambiguous picture depicts an ornately dressed young woman in a park setting. She sits by herself contemplating love, an emotion that is elucidated by the text underneath that makes reference to her denial of unchaste desires.

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        HISTOIRE DE L'EGLISE GALLICANE, DEDIEE A NOSSEIGNEURS DU CLERGE, 18 TOMES

      Chez Gaude, Nîmes - Chez N. Etienne Sens, Toulouse 1787 - RO40186597: 18 tomes d'env. 500 pages chacun. Titre, tomaison, motifs, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Manques sur le cuir de certains plats. Depuis l'établissement de la religion (tome I) jusqu'à l'an 1559 (tome XVIII). In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos frotté. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 270-Histoire et géographie de l'Eglise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Réduite des débouquements de St. Domingue.

      Paris: 1787 - Size: 920 × 600 mm 3 short closed tears to top margin, not affecting the image, a very nice copy. Uncoloured, copper engraving. Superb map from Le Pilote de L'Isle de Saint-Domingue et des debouquemens de cette isle the atlas resulting from Puységur's official coastal survey of the island of Hispaniola carried out for the French government. Just ten years later as a result of the Revolutionary Wars France came into possession of the whole island. A double-page sea-chart with rhumb lines, showing the points of departure from, and open sea-ways of, the northern coastline of Santo Domingo, featuring the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Lower Bahamas, eastern parts of Cuba and Jamaica, and the western end of Puerto Rico. A very nice example of an intriguing and attractive chart.

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        Le Village Abandonné [The Deserted Village]

      Published by chez Bance, Paris 1787 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. Trimmed to plate mark on all sides. A beautifully coloured print picturing the sorrowful exodus of two families from a picturesque English village. This fine image is one of a pair of plates by Sherwin (its companion is entitled "The Happy Village") contrasting the conflicting fortunes of a country village. A pupil of the accomplished engraver Francesco Bartolozzi and the painter John Astley, John Keyse Sherwin was a popular English engraver and talented draughtsman. He also trained at the Royal Academy, where he exhibited a number of highly acclaimed chalk drawings between 1774 and 1784. In addition to producing numerous prints after renowned artists, such as Joshua Reynolds, Angelica Kauffman, Thomas Gainsborough and Nicolas Poussin, Sherwin engraved several of his own works, including The Happy Village and the The Deserted Village . Although his original plates were well received, he primarily established his reputation with the images he engraved after other artists. In 1785, he was appointed engraver to the king, and he later became engraver to the Prince of Wales. Based vaguely on Goldsmith's poem, "The Deserted Village" of 1770, in which the poet deplores country villages that die while private estates flourish, Sherwin's group actually depicts a highly dramatic moment of quite mixed emotions, for in contrast to the understandably gloomy adults, the three children in the group gleefully begin the journey. This color printed, stipple engraving is the French edition of the Sherwin's touching image. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Prestwich's Respublica; or a display of the Honors, ceremonies and ensigns of the Commonwealth, under the Protectorship of Oliver Cromwell .

      J Nichols, London 1787 - 279pp.index. frontis engraved plate of ensigns of honour belonging to Oliver Cromwell. . together with the names armorial bearings flags and pennons of the different commanders of the English Scottish Irish Americans and French and an alphabetical roll of the names and armourial bearings of upwards three hundred families of the present nobility and gentry of England Scoltand Ireland etc. Index is hand-written. Some inscriptions neatly in ink in margins. Originally planned as two volumes with advert on back page, however, the 2nd volume was never published. Bookplate on ep. VG : in very good condition. Modern rebind. New prelims. Pages browning. Trimmed. Some spotting

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        The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins.

      London: Company of Stationers 1787 - Full straight grain morocco, 8.5 inches tall. With gilt bands, charming cherub centre tools, simple gilt rolls framing the boards, dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. A beautiful foredge of an English cathedral. A lovely copy with no splitting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres Patentes sur vélin, Généralité de La Rochelle, le 13 décembre 1787 ] Louis par la Grace de Dieu, Roy de France et de Navarre, à tous ceux qui ces présentes Lettres verront Salut. Pierre Virens Peintre et Demoiselle Gabrielle Villiers son Epouse, et le Sieur Honoré Gourdain peintre demeurant à La Rochelle, nous ont fait

      1787 - Document sur vélin (parchemin) format 45 x 27 cm : "Louis par la Grace de Dieu, Roy de France et de Navarre, à tous ceux qui ces présentes Lettres verront Salut. Pierre Virens Peintre et Demoiselle Gabrielle Villiers son Epouse, et le Sieur Honoré Gourdain peintre demeurant à La Rochelle, nous ont fait exposer que par Contrat passé devant Bonnaud et son confrère Notaire à La Rochelle, le 29 août dernier . dont l'extrait au terme de l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 a été exposé l'espace de deux mois en l'auditoire de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle suivant le certificat qu'en a donné Bonin commis de notre Greffier le onze du présent mois, ils ont acquis de Pierre Lachambre Etudiant Pierre Auguste Lachambre Marin et Demoiselle Marie Lachambre demeurant tous à Mauzé les trois quarts dans une petite Maison située à La Rochelle paroisse Saint Jean du Perrot Censive du Roy Moyennant Deux Mille cent livres pour en jouir en toute propriété ses hoirs et ayant-cause comme . leur appartenant à la date du vingt neuf août dernier, lesquel (?) de maison appartenait auxdits Sieur et Demoiselle Lachambre, , ainsi qu'il est énoncé en le contrat devant (ex?) lesdits Sieur Virens, son epouse et Gourdain jouir dudit . et quoique les Privilèges et Hypothèques suivants et conformément à l'Edit du mois de Juin 1771 Nous ont très humblement fait supplier de vouloir bien leur accorder nos Lettres sur ce Nécessaires, aux considérations de notre Conseil qui a vu le contrat. le certificat de dépôt et autres pièces cy attachées, sous le contrescel de notre Chancellerie, nous avons ratifié ledit contrat du 29 août dernier, Voulons qu'il soit exécuté selon sa Teneur ; ce faisant que les Exposants, leurs hoirs et ayants-cause soient reconnus propriétaires incommutables dudit trois quart de maison, circonstances & dépendances, en jouissent et disposent comme de choses à eux appartenantes, purgées des privilèges et hypothèques conformément à notre arrêt du mois de juin 1771. Mandons à nos conseillers de notre Sénéchaussée de La Rochelle qu'ils aient à faire jouir l'exposant de l'effet des présentes, Car tel est notre plaisir : en témoin de quoi nous avons fait mettre notre scel en cesdites présentes. Données à La Rochelle treize décembre mil sept cens quatre vingt sept. Par le Conseil". Les Lettres de ratification purgent les hypothèques. Bon état Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Portrait, Brustbild von vorn, im ovalen Rahmen.

      . Galerie universelle des hommes, qui se sont illustres dalls l'emoire des lettres ... (Imbert. S., Comte de la Platiere). Paris 1787, des Rais del, le Couer Sculp., Ex Biblioth.ca Regia, Schabkunstblatt, 16 x 12,2 cm auf 20 x 14,8 cm.. Seltenes Portrait von Issac Newton.

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        A New, Universal and Impartial History of England

      P> 1787 - A Scarce account of the History of EnglandScarceUndated but late 18th century. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. Complete with index, instructions to the binder and list of subscribers at the rear, as per ESTC N49624A very good copy but in the original binding needing work. With 120 copperplate engravings taken from the original drawings by Metz, Stothard, and Samuel Wale. This books covers the origins of Great Britain, its Revolutions, Laws, Arts Inventions as well as a Chronology of Sovereigns. The author claims to have corrected the errors of historians before him, removed party prejudices and to have produced 'in the most accurate, clear and impartial manner, every thing worthy of being recorded in the Annals of The British Empire' (title page). Condition: The binding is firm. The boards have detached as has the front free end paper. There is wear to the extremities including bumping with some loss to the leather. There is a small paper label to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and very bright with the occasional spot or handling mark. There is a light tide mark to the bottom of pages 29-36 but this does not affect the text. There is a 4cm closed tear to the base of the frontispiece. Overall the condition of the book is very good internally and good externally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complettes de M. Marmontel, historiographe de France, et Secrétaire perpétuel de l'Academie Françoife. Edition revue & corrigée par l'Auteur.

      hez Née de La Rochelle Libraire, 1787 - A Paris, Chez Née de La Rochelle Libraire, 1787. 6 vol. in 12 de VIII-407pp., 500pp., 474pp., 536pp., 547pp., 569pp., reliures en plein veau blond de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de volutes dorés à la grotesque, pièces de titre et de tomaison de basane noire encadrées de doubles filets dorés, tomaison encadrée de pointillés dorés et entourée d'un filet doré, titre et tomaison dorés, petits bâtonnets en biais dorés sur les coiffes, un accroc à la coiffe inférieure du tome 5 et à la coiffe supérieure du tome 2 et 6, une petite galerie de vers au pied du mors supérieur du tome 1 et 2 et un petit trou de ver à la queue du mors du tome 3, petite épidermure dans la partie inférieure du plat supérieur du tome 5, guirlande d'encadrement dorée sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les bordures des contreplats, filet doré sur les coupes, quelques rares rousseurs mais intérieur frais, erreur d'indication de tomaison sur les pages de titre sans gravité, corrigée sur les secondes pages de titre présentant le titre spécifique pour chaque tome, ainsi le tome cinquième pour le premier, le tome sixième pour le second, le tome septième pour le tome troisième, le tome huitième pour le quatrième, le tome neuvième pour le cinquième et le tome dixième pour le sixième tome, tranches dorés, bon et bel exemplaire. Jean-François Marmontel (1723-1799), écrivain prolifique et protégé de Voltaire, Recueil des principales oeuvres littéraires de l'auteur. Celui-ci est surtout connu pour avoir écrit ''Les Incas ou la destruction du Pérou'' (1777), ouvrage en réponse à la censure qu'il eut à subir de la part de la Sorbonne, suite à la publication d'un roman en 1767, ''Bélissaire'', dans lequel un chapitre pronaît la tolérance religieuse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Romance of Real Life

      three volumes, contemporary half-leather over paper boards, ruled in gilt, leather labels, advertisement leaf of Walker's Circulating Library volume II, occasional paper repairs, sprinkled edges, a nice set. a married set with slight variation in the edges and volume III bound to match volumes I and II; from the library of Anthony Conyers Surtees with his bookplate front pastedown volume II; first edition; 212, 205 and 170 pages Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1787:49 - for T Cadell 1787

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        Requête au Roi. Adressée à sa Majesté.

      S.l.[Londres], [Spilsbury] 1787 - in-4, [2]-131-[1] et 77 pp., basane fauve marbrée, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre (reliure postérieure). Première édition. Après la réunion de l'assemblée des Notables, Calonne (1734-1802), contrôleur général des Finances, fut limogé en avril 1787 et s'exila à Londres où il "publia pour répondre aux attaques dont il fut l'objet dans le sein de cette assemblée et de la part du public, sa fameuse Requête au Roi, si souvent invoquée, dans laquelle figurent en relief, sous un jour évidemment partial, mais avec des détails très instructifs, les actes incriminés de son administration. On y lit successivement les justifications relatives aux faits suivants : acquisitions et échanges de domaines consentis par favoritisme à l'encontre des intérêts du Trésor, extensions abusives et non autorisées de divers emprunts déjà remplis, bénéfices illégitimes sur la refonte des monnaies d'or, interventions à la bourse et fonds destinés à soutenir l'agiotage, etc." (Stourm). Bon exemplaire. Martin et Walter, I, 5816. Kress, B.1174. Stourm, 134-35.

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        Procès-verbal des séances de l'assemblée générale des trois provinces de la Généralité de Tours, tenue à Tours, par ordre du Roi, le 12 novembre 1787.

      Tours, Auguste Vauquer, 1787, - in-4 carré, 164 pp., cartonnage Bradel crème, tranches mouchetées (reliure du XIXe). Mouillure supra-angulaire en début et fin d'ouvrage, mais bon exemplaire.Rare. Il s'agit de la tenue de l'Assemblée Provinciale de la Généralité de Tours, qui est à replacer dans le contexte global de cette institution éphémère, voulue par Calonne et les notables en 1787 pour les pays d'élections, et formalisée par l'édit de juin de la même année. Comme toutes ses pareilles, tenues à la fin de 1787, cette assemblée a tenté de faire œuvre utile dans les domaines qui lui étaient concédés (mendicité, voirie, etc.), mais l'expérience, aussitôt interrompue par la convocation des Etats Généraux et la Révolution, n'a pas eu le temps de porter des fruits durables et il est bien difficile de porter un jugement rétrospectif. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The London Art of Cookery, And Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a New Plan. Made Plain and Easy to the Understanding of every Housekeeper, Cook, and Servant in the Kingdom

      London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1787. Fourth edition. leather_bound. Contemporary sheep over boards, modern reback with raised bands and leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 448 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Frontispiece portrait of John Farley. Twelve full page black and white illustrations of "Bill of Fare" (first and second course selection) for each month. Thorough survey of various branches of cookery -- from broiling and ragoos, to jellies and syllabubs, an interesting chapter on culinary poisons, and ending with "A Catalogue of Garden Stuffs, Poultry, and Fish, in Season in the different Months of the Year," plus a "Marketing Table by the Pound." CAGLE [Citing 2nd edition]. Corner wear, more heavily at front head, modest scattered foxing (overall generally clean), some margin annotations,

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        Extraits de l'histoire générale

      1787 - Livre ancien 489p et 454p.Texte à 15 ou 16 lignes délimité par un espace réglé au crayon. Daté 1787 sur la page de titre. Magnifique manuscrit calligraphié et décoré à la plume de compositions au lavis et à l'encre pleine page, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Les compositions d'une grande finesse sont pour la plupart allégoriques (chinoiseries, scènes navales, compositions inspirées de l'Ancien Testament, etc.). Cette entreprise ambitieuse débute avec l'histoire des Égyptiens et s'achève sur la description des civilisations modernes (Japon, Perse, Empire moghol). Les cinquante dernières pages sont un glossaire de " mots et faits mémorables pris dans les différentes histoires de l'extrait précédent". Condition : 2 volumes in-8, plein maroquin rouge, plats ornés d'un triple listel en encadrement, fleurons d'angle, travail au petit fer en ornementation, dos plats richement ornés de fleurons et listel ondé, pièces de maroquin vert olive agrémentées de fer ondé en diagonale, doré sur tranche, reliure de l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE RURAL ECONOMY OF NORFOLK COMPRISING THE MANAGEMENT OF LANDED ESTATES, AND THE PRESENT PRACTICE OF HUSBANDRY IN THAT COUNTY

      T Cadell and W Davies, London 1787 - Two volumes, first edition, engraved folding map, no half titles, contemporary calf, T Cadell, London, 1787 A FINE COPY IN A CONTEMPORARY CALF BINDING William Marshall (1745-1818). This book was the first in a series A General Survey, from personnel experience, observation and enquiry, of the Rural Economy of England. He divided England into 6 parts and selected one county to represent each area. Norfolk was the county representing Eastern England. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        MELANGES DE POESIE ET DE LITTERATURE

      1787 - reliure plein maroquin bordeaux in-32 (full morocco 32mo - A book that is up to 5" tall.), dos long (spine without raised band) - compartiments à fleuron au fer évidé (floweret with hollowed out blocking stamp) - filets or et filets perlés (gilt lines) et pièce de titre sur fond havane (label of title), encadrement à triple filets droits sur les plats - entrecroisés aux angles (framing with triple straight line on the cover - intersected with the angles), coins émoussés (corners blunt), roulettes sur les coupes (fillets on the cuts), toutes tranches dorées (all edges gilt), illustrations hors-texte (full page engraving), 228 pages avec Approbation & Privilège du Roi, 1787 à Paris Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné, bon état général (good condition) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in North-America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes, translated from the French with notes by the translator. First edition of Volume I paired with second edition of Volume II (published in the same year). 8vo, pp xv, 462, with two folding maps; xii, 432, with three folding plates (two views and a plan). Original calf boards, rebacked with new leather spines with raised bands, gilt decoration, red spine labels. Boards edgworn, plates foxed, the two maps with dampstain to upper corners, text quite clean. Very good. Chastellux was a talented French man of letters who served in the Revolutionary War as a major general under Rochambeau. Here he describes his experiences during the war as well as his travels afterward, including visits with Washington at Mount Vernon, Jefferson at Monticello, and Thomas Paine in Philadelphia. According to Howes (C-324), this account "constitutes the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." Sabin 12229.

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        Noticia Individual De Las Aguas Minerales De Pedret: Extramuros De La Ciudad De Gerona, En El Principado De Cataluña. Análisis De Sus Elementos, I constitutivos:. Virtudes Medicinales.

      Antonio Oliva, Girona - Gerona 1787 - XLVI (46) páginas. Ejemplar muy bien conservado. Size: 12º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        The History of New Holland, from its First Discovery in 1616, to the Present Time . With a particular account of its produce and inhabitants; and a description of Botany Bay: also, a list of the Naval, Marine, Military and Civil Establishment

      London: John Stockdale, 1787. Octavo, with two folding handcoloured maps; a very good copy aside from a little preliminary foxing and offsetting of the maps, bound in contemporary marbled boards (rebacked retaining original crimson label) from the Westport House library with Browne family armorial bookplate. First Fleet sails for New South Wales. Published on the eve of the departure of the First Fleet for New South Wales, this sometimes neglected publication was the most widely read early descriptions of Australia. It is 'an extremely interesting work and an essential inclusion in all comprehensive collections' (Davidson). The anonymous compiler discusses the imminent departure and lists the numbers and equipment of the fleet as well as the principal officers, and there is also material in both preface and text about transportation, as well as an 'Introductory Discourse' on the subject by William Eden which has often led to the misattribution of the whole book to him. The 'Eden', as it is often called, is written 'to present at one view a connected description of the whole country of New Holland'. The book is clearly aimed at a public eager for information on the new colonial venture, and for details of Botany Bay itself, which is here described at length. This is the form in which many of the participants in the First Fleet must have absorbed what little information existed about conditions in Australia. The first of two maps depicts the continent with an inset of Botany Bay, while the second shows the 'Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787', showing clearly the anticipated route of the First Fleet. This is the second edition, following closely the first edition published the same year.

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        Leopold Mozarts Hochfürstl. Salzburgischen Vice-Capellmeisters gründliche Violinschule, mit vier Kupfertafeln und einer Tabelle. Dritte vermehrte Auflage.

      Augsburg, Johann Jakob Lotter u. Sohn 1787.. Kl.4°. Gest. Frontisp., Titelbl., 2 nn. Bll. (Vorrede L. Mozarts), 268 S., mit 3 Kupfertafeln, 4 nn. Bll. (Register), mit Kopfleisten, Kopfstücken, großen u. kleinen Schlußvignetten u. in den Text eingefügten kleinen Illustrationen (Notenzeichen, Geigenbogen), sowie zahlreichen Notenbeispielen. Halblederband d. Zeit, Buchschnitt rotgefärbt, abgerieben u. bestoßen, Rücken schadhaft, Einbanddeckel gelockert, hinteres fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlt. Seiten kaum gebräunt, wenig fleckig. Frontispiz verso etwas fingerfleckig, mit e. kleinen Randausriss, (Brand?)fleck im Blattaussenrand ab etwa S. 200, die letzten 10 Blätter mit Fehlstellen (wegen Papierzerfall) mit geringem Textverlust im unteren Drittel der Blattes. Mit e. Namenszug v. alter Hand am Titelblatt (Karl Wolf).. ADB 22,421f. GV 99,320. Riemann, Personen,l-Z,265. Vgl. Wurzbach 19,287ff. - vorliegende dritte Auflage, gilt als letzte maßgebliche bzw. endgültige Fassung von L. Mozarts 'Violinschule'. M. (1719-1787), geborener Augsburger, Vicekapellmeister am erzbischöflichen Hof in Salzburg, gab sein, für die damalige Zeit geniales Lehrwerk - etwas Gleichartiges hatte es bis dahin nicht gegeben und er hatte dafür keinerlei Vorbild - 1756, im Geburtsjahr seines Sohnes Wolfgang Amadeus, erstmals heraus. Das lebendige anschauliche Werk "..ward von kritischen Autoritäten als das erste seiner Gattung wegen seiner Vortrefflichkeit sehr geschätzt erlebte häufige Auflagen und wurde in..(mehrere) Sprachen übersetzt." Das gestochene Frontispiz zeigt den violinspielenden Leopold Mozart, die drei weiteren Tafeln Beispiele zur richtigen bzw. falschen Körper- u. Handhaltung beim Violinspiel.

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        La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri, cioò l'Inferno, il Purgatorio, ed il Paradiso. Composto da Giovanni Flaxman Scultore Inglese ed inciso da Tommaso Piroli Romano. Roma, 1802. Si vende dall'Incisore a Strada Gregoriana nr. 34.

      In 4° oblungo (cm. 21,0x27,5), bella legatura moderna in mezza pelle ed angoli con filetti oro ai piatti, titolo e fregi oro al dorso; frontespizio con titolo e ritratto di Dante + 110 tavole, ciascuna corredata da una legenda, in basso, che riporta pochi versi del canto illustrato, il tutto inciso in rame. Antica firma d'appartenenza al frontespizio e lievi arrossature e fioriture ai bordi bianchi di alcune tavole, altrimenti molto ben conservato. Rara edizione di questa originale raccolta di illustrazioni della Commedia che lo scultore inglese John Flaxman produsse durante il suo soggiorno in Italia tra il 1787 ed il 1794. "Flaxman, an outstanding figure of the Neoclassical movement, worked for the Wedgwood Pottery as a designer. The strong influence of Greek vase painting can be clearly seen in the graphic works he begam to publish while studying in Rome, which include these illustrations with their exceptional purity of line." (Livio Ambrogio & Martin Davies, per l'esposizione dantesca alla Bibliotheca Wittockiana di Bruxelles nel 2003). Solo cinque copie nelle biblioteche italiane! (IT \ ICCU \ RAVE \ 001613).

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        THE HISTORY OF MEXICO. COLLECTED FROM SPANISH AND MEXICAN HISTORIANS, FROM MANUSCRIPTS, AND ANCIENT PAINTINGS OF THE INDIANS

      London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787. 476 + 463 pages. With two folding maps, genealogical table, and 25 engraved plates. 11 x 8 3/4 inches. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with gilt compartments and leather labels; covers rubbed, some light foxing and offsetting. First English edition. "Clavigero was a native of Vera Cruz (born 1731, died at Bologna, 1787), a Jesuit and a thorough antiquarian, who spent thirty years of active research into the archaeology and antiquities of Mexico. His book, published originally in Italian, is a mine of precious historical documents, and contains valuable lists of others in the Mendoza, the Vatican, and the Boturini collections. All the other books that have been elaborated since on the same subject, instead of superseding Clavigero's, have tended rather to magnify its importance." - Stevens.

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        Letters of Egypt, Containing, A Parallel between the Manners of its ancient and modern Inhabitants, its Commerce, Agriculture, Government and Religion

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1787 - Two volumes (complete), 8vo., bound in contemporary full tree calf with heavily gilt decorated spines featuring five birds and a serpent; rebacked. Second edition, with corrections, of this classic work, with folding maps of Egypt, Alexandria Harbor, and lower Egypt, along with a folding plan of the Great Pyramid. Joseph Shirref's copy, with the English barrister's (1752-1809) bookplate and ownership signature on the front free endpaper. A gorgeous set. Shipping extra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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