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        The Cabinet of Genius

      London: for C. Taylor. Leather Bound. Fair. 1787, 1785. 2 vols. Each section individually paginated. 21 cm. Contains 80 plates. Full leather, corners bumped, hinges coming loose. Front board off. Some plates in first section of volume one stained at top, some foxing in both volumes, some tissue guards loose. Having checked several bibliographical listings of this item, it seems that the publisher collated this series in whatever fashion he fancied that day. No two volumes seem to be assembled in the same order (see the copy in the National Library for instance). The second volume of this set was separately issued in 1785, but is only listed as such in 1 library's holdings. Otherwise, the Cabinet of Genius is generally listed as being published 1787-1790. There are 80 plates in this set, but there is one set catalogued with up to 95 plates. However, there are no missing pieces, so it seems to have been assembled as such. Whatever the reason, this is still a lovely set, with very attractive stipple-engraved plates in sepia, and works by many popular authors of the day. There are 28 articles in volume 1, and 23 articles in volume 2. Charles Taylor was an engraver, printseller and bookseller, whose father and brother, both named Isaac, were also engravers. Taylor apprenticed with his father and studied under the renowned stipple engraver Francesco Bartolozzi. He visited Paris and on his return engraved plates after Robert Smirke and Angelica Kauffmann. During his 20s, he exhibited with the Society of Artists. Taylor became well known as an engraver of stipple prints, publishing many in book form, such as the Cabinet of Genius. He produced various illustrated works between 1783 and 1793 and works on drawing and other subjects from 1797 to 1819. His major project was the revision of Calmet's Dictionary of the Bible published anonymously in 1797 and reaching its 4th edition in 1824. (The London book trades 1775-1800 a preliminary checklist of members.). -- "Containing Frontispieces and Characters adapted to the most Popular Poems, &c. with the Poems &c at large. + Picturesque Miscellanies: Being A Series of Engravings. comprizing a coious Variety of Interesting Subjects. From Pictures and Designs by Eminent Painters, &c. Engraved by respectable Artists under the direction of Charles Taylor".

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        To the Right Honourable Francis Godolphin Marquis of Caermarthen, Baron Osborne &c. &c. This View of Hanover Square, from a Drawing, in his Possession, Is with great respect inscribed by His Lordships obedient and obliged Servants, Rob[er]t Pollard & Fra[nci]s Jukes.

      London R. Pollard Braynes Row Spa Fields & F. Jukes Howland Street December 1st 1787 - Engraved view of Hanover Square, with aquatint. Dimensions: 490 by 630mm. (19.25 by 24.75 inches). A fine view of Hanover Square engraved by Robert Pollard and Francais Jukes, after a painting by Edward Dayes. Trained at the Royal Academy in London, Edward Dayes was an English painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He is best known for his topographical watercolors, which he made for publications in the 1790s. However, he also produced drawings, oil paintings, etchings and aquatints ranging from large-scale history paintings to miniatures. Dayes was trained by his father in engraving and studied in the schools of the Royal Academy, where he began to exhibit in 1786, continuing to participate in exhibitions until his death. He became an exhibitor at the Society of British Artists and was elected a member in 1830. His mezzotints were highly esteemed, and he made engravings after the works of prominent contemporaries including Joshua Reynolds and J.M.W. Turner. Robert Pollard and Francis Jukes were British engravers who produced many prints together, with Pollard doing the etching and Jukes the aquatinting, sometimes after Pollard's own designs. Pollard began as a painter of landscapes and marine subjects, and went to London where he became an engraver to the book trade. He was established as a publisher by 1779, issuing a wide range of decorative, patriotic and topographical prints. He made a number of fine line engravings after paintings by Robert Smirke. Jukes chiefly produced topographical prints in engraving, etching and, most notably aquatint, at which he was particularly skilled.

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        System und Folgen des Illuminatenordens, aus den gedruckten Originalschriften desselben gezogen. In Briefen.

      München, Strobl 1787.. 1 Bl., 234 S., 1 Bl. Hpgt. unter Verwendung eines hebräischen Manuskriptblattes.. Erste Ausgabe. - Van Dülmen 34; Wolfstieg 42775. - Titel und letztes Blatt mit Logenstempeln, stellenweise etwas fleckig.

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        Digging for the Fox. Deterrer le Renard

      Published by Robt. Sayer, 53 Fleet Street, London 1787 - Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches. This is a lovely rich impression of this striking print which perfectly demonstrates Seymour's artistry and Burford's skill as an engraver. James Seymour is recognized as one of the earliest English sporting artists. He was the son of a wealthy goldsmith and diamond merchant who supplied the plate for racing trophies. His father was also an amateur artist and a member of the Virtuosi Club of St. Luke, a gentleman's club for artists and art lovers. The young Seymour had no formal art instruction but he learnt to draw by studying the pictures and prints in his father's collection. At an early age he was introduced to some of the leading artists of the day, but at the same time he was encouraged to develop a love of the track, which eventually lead to his financial ruin. Seymour was passionate about racing and in addition to drawing and painting them he is believed to have owned racehorses himself. With his prolific output and superior talents he quickly established himself as a successful sporting artist, counting among his patrons Sir William Jolliffe, and the 6th Duke of Sommerset. This wonderful print is part of a series of hunting scenes executed by Burford after Seymour and reissued by Sayer in 1787. As with many sporting prints published by Sayer, he has included a French title with the obvious intention of marketing this extremely attractive print to a European audience. James Seymour was one of the first true sporting artists in Britain; he was considered one of the most eminent horse painters of the age and this beautiful mezzotint by Burford is a testimony to his talent. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 245-248.

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        Bibliothecae Academicae Ingolstadiensis incunabula typographica Seu Libri Ante Annum 1500 Impressi Circiter Mille Et Quadringenti.

      Ingolstadt, Haberberger für Krüll, 1787-92.. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden. 192, 174, 196, 160 Seiten mit einigen Zierstücken in Holzschnitt. 4°. Leder der Zeit. Mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. Ebert 20802. Baader I/2, 232, 9-11. Bigmore-W. II, 334 (nur Teil I und II). Das Werk beschreibt die echten und zweifelhaften Inkunabeln der Ingolstädter Bibliothek. - Einbände etwas beschabt. Minimal fleckig.. Four volumes in two. The rare and excellent catalogue of the incunabula at Ingolstadt in Bavaria, described by Buzas as the first satisfactory catalogue of incunabula ever issued. Fine copy.

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        Das Neue Testament Unsers Herrn Und Heylandes Jesu Christi : Nach Der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers, Mit Kurzem Inhalt Eines Jeden Capitels, Und Vollstandiger Anweisung Gleicher Schrift-Stellen. Wie Auch Aller Sonn...

      Germanstown, PA :, 1787, Hardback, Pennsylvania imprintNear fine copy in the original title-blocked leather with raised bands. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Two metal and leather clasps, one only remains. Head and tail pieces. Ex-libris copy with bookplate attached. Lacks leaf H5 ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 539 pages; Description: 539 p. : 18 cm. Subjects: Bible, N. T.

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        Alphabetum barmanorum seu regni avensis

      Typis Sac. Congretationis de Propaganda Fide 1787 - - Typis Sac. Congretationis de Propaganda Fide, Roma 1787, in 8 (19x13cm), XVI. 64pp., Un Vol. broché. - Seconde édition après l'originale de 1776. Brochure d'origine bleue, cahiers non coupés. Le cahier contenant les 16 premières pages n'est retenu que par deux coutures Rare et première étude sur la langue birmane, parlé en Malaysie, Thaïlande, Bangladesh, antique langue du continent asiatique. Le livre fut édité par Amaduzzi, frère mineur, il enseignait le grec. De la p. 19 à 64, tableaux de la langue, des mots, phonèmes, nombres. traduit en langue vernaculaire en regard de l'écriture birmane. XVI. 64pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PISA ILLUSTRATA NELLE ARTI DEL DISEGNO

      Pisa, Pieraccini, 1787-1793. In-16 gr. (mm. 196x122), 3 voll., cartonato coevo (abras. al dorso), pp. XL,439; XV,336; XVI,544. L'opera è molto ben illustr. da 27 (su 28) tavv. f.t., inc. in rame e per lo più ripieg., incluse: la bella incisione di Baccio Baldini del XV secolo che raffigura l'Inferno secondo Dante (da un affresco dell'Orcagna nel Camposanto di Pisa) e una pianta della città (mm. 245x 365), datata 1797, ma appartenente alla II ediz. del 1812 (come specificato in "Pisa, iconografia a stampa dal XV al XVIII secolo",100). E' pure della II edizione la tav. relativa alla "Piazza del Duomo" (oltre alla "Piazza" vi figura la veduta del Lung'Arno di Pisa; quella della I ediz. porta incisa soltanto la "Piazza del Duomo"). Manca la veduta di "Piazza dei Cavalieri". "Rara prima edizione". Cfr. Moreni,II,101 - Cicognara,4310 - Schlosser,528: "eccellente opera, una delle migliori e fondamentale nel suo genere, che espone per la prima volta complessivamente la storia dell'arte pisana". Nel ns. esempl. con barbe, 2 voll. in carta azzurrina, qualche lieve arross. al vol. in carta bianca, alc. tavv. restaur. per strappi (1 con macchia marg.), altrim. ben conservato.

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        AZEMOR OU TABLEAU DES MOERUS ET COUTUMES DU PAYS DE SOLAMIR

      PARIS: CHEZ LES LIBRAIRES ASSOCIES, 1787. In 16. Dim. 16,5x10,5 cm. Pp. (4)+410, (4)+388+(4). Edizione del 1787 di questo romanzo immaginario di autore anonimo ma attribuito al militare, storico e stratega militare francese Francois Jacques Chastenet de Puysegur (1716-1782). Il romanzo descrive i costumi e la società utopica del paese di Solamir nel Nord Africa. Il giovane greco Azamor con Tiresia intraprende il viaggio alla volta di Solamir per studiare il modo di governare così da poterlo riproporre. Affascinante descrizione di una società felice perfetta. Molto interessante la descrizione dei luoghi visitati durante il viaggio: situazione della Turchia, Russia, Crimea, Isola di Tavan, Ucraina, costumi dei cosacchi, descrizione del governo della Polonia, Ungheria, Svezia, Danzica, Danimarca, Olanda e descrizione di Amsterdam, Svizzera, Ginevra, Italia (Roma antica e moderna, desrizione del governo, costumi degli italiani), Corsica, Egitto. L'opera è composta da due tomi ed è completa. Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso. Note manoscritte e sottolineature. In buone condizioni. Ex libris al frontespizio. Raro, solo una copia censita su ICCU Copertina in piena pelle con titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Rotture alle cerniere. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in ottime condizioni con rare fioriture. Edition of 1787 of thsi imaginary novel of anynomous author but attributed to the frech soldier, historian Francois Jacques Chastenet de Puysegur (1716-1782). The author describes costumes and utopic society of the country of Solamir in North Africa. The young greek Azamor with Tiresia travel towards Solamir to study the way to governate so to imitate it. Charming description of a happy perfect society. Very interesting description of places visited during trip: situation of Turkey, Russia, Crimea, Island of Tavan, Ucraina, costumes of cossack people, dscription of government of Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Danzica, Denmark, Holland and description of Amsterdam, Switzerland, Ginevra, Italy (Ancient modern Rome, description of government, usages of italians), Corsica, Egypt. The work is made up of two tomes and it is complete. Beauitufl full leather coeval cover with golden title and decorations in the spine. Manuscripted notes and underlinings. In good conditions. Ex libris in the title page. Scarce copy. Full leather coeval cover with golden title and decorations in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn with missing parts in the edges and spine. Cracks in the hidges. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in very good conditions with occasional foxings.

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        Oeuvres.

      Jean-Francois Bastien 1787 - Paris, Jean-Francois Bastien, 1787. 8 vol. in 8 de 416pp., 586pp., 568pp., 476pp., 482pp., 456pp., 474pp., 498pp., reliures en demi basane marron de l'époque, plats postérieurs, pièces de titre et pièces de tomaison noires, dos finement decorés, frottés, notamment le tome IV. avec un manque de cuir à la piece de titre, à la pièce de tomaison et une abrasion plus profonde en dessous de celle-ci, charnières des tomes IV. et V. usées, frontispice du tome I. gravé d'un portrait de l'auteur, arbres généalogiques dépliants, bel ensemble. Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de Brantôme (1540-1614) par le rang de sa famille était destiné à la vie frivole du courtisan, par son esprit hardi et turbulent aux aventures guerrières qui s'offraient nombreuses au cours d'un demi siècle fort agité. A presque cinquante ans il se retira aigri et désabusé dans ses terres. Suite à une chute de cheval survenue à la fin de l'année 1583, il fut cloué au lit durant des années. C'est cette situation qui lui permit de découvrir sa vocation de mémorialiste. Il est plus connu pour son oeuvre ''Vie des dames galantes'' que pour ses ''Mémoires''. Pourtant dans ces dernières, il se met en scène ici et là au hasard des évènements, écrivant dans un style cavalier, plein de charme, sans ordre apparent, dans un langage primesautier, plein d'une verve fanfaronne de boutades et de tours de phrase remarquables et inoubliables. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Succinct Account of New South Wales and Observations on the Plan of establishing a Colony of Convicts at Botany Bay: With an accurate Chart of New Holland

      London: W. Bent, March, 1787. Octavo, bound extract comprising pp. 113-168 from the Universal Magazine, with an unrelated engraved portrait plate and folding engraved chart measuring 275 x 205 mm., very good in gilt lettered half calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Cockatoos of 'exquisite beauty'. Extract from the London published Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure for March 1787, containing a three page summary of plans for the convict settlement at Botany Bay. Of special interest is folding map accompanying the article captioned "Chart of New Holland with the Adjacent Countries and New Discover'd Islands 1787", containing good detail of the eastern coast of New South Wales and an inset detail of Botany Bay.The map is clearly derived from the chart accompanying An Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland and New South Wales published by John Fielding in 1786. Clearly published to satisfy strong public interest in the planned convict colony, the article condenses information from the first voyage account of James Cook. Although short, the article is rich in detail, outlining early Dutch discoveries and the landfalls of William Dampier before treating Captain Cook's survey of the east coast. The passages treating the landscape and vegetation of Botany Bay echo the bountiful descriptions of Cook and Banks that fostered false hope and bitterly disappointed early settlers who found conditions far from suitable for ready agriculture. For example, here find 'the trees tall, straight, and without underwood, standing at such distance from each other, that the whole country, at least where the swamps do not render it incapable of cultivation, might be cultivated without cutting down one of them'. The beauty of Australian wildlife is likewise here reported before the First Fleet arrived at Sydney Cove: 'the trees overhead abounded with birds of various kinds, among which were many of exquisite beauty, particularly loriquets and cockatoos, which flew in flocks of several scores together'.Finally, the strategic and mercantile advantages a British colony in the South Pacific are discussed, especially regarding trade with China and the northwest coast of America: 'Its situation is well adapted for carrying on a trade between Nootka Sound and Cook's River, on the American coast, and the isles of Japan and the Chinese Empire, in sea-otter skins...'The Universal Magazine was published in separate parts in titling wrappers with continuous pagination, this example is complete without the wrappers (which were typically discarded).

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        OPUSCOLI SCELTI SULLE SCIENZE E SULLE ARTI: TOMO X Tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie, e dalle altre Collezioni Filosofiche e Letterarie, dalle Opere più recenti Inglesi, Tedesche, Francesi, Latine, e Italiane, e da Manoscritti originali e inediti.

      Milano, Marelli, 1787. In-8 (mm. 241x174), p. similp. mod., filetti e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 436,48, con 4 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame, ciasc. con più figg. "Tomo X" di questo importante periodico scientifico milanese che raccoglie saggi e memorie dei più grandi scienziati dell?'epoca, edito dal 1778 al 1803. In Appendice ?"Libri nuovi?" in Italia e all?'estero. Questo vol. contiene 44 saggi di cui: "14 di Agricoltura ed Arti" (?"Descriz. d?'una nuova stufa per abbruciarvi carbon di terra, torba ecc. e consumarne tutto il fumo?" di Beniam. Franklin - ?"Delle scarpe e de?' mali da esse cagionati e de?' loro ripari?", trattato del Dr. Pietro Camper - ?"Della pentola americana?", Memoria di Parmentier, ecc.) - "24 di Fisica, Storia naturale e Chimica" (?"Memorie concernenti la Storia Naturale e la Medicina tratte da lettere inedite di Giacinto Cestoni al Cav. Antonio Vallisneri?" - ?"Viaggio alla cima del Monbianco fatto nell?'agosto 1787 dal Sig. di Saussure?" - ?"Lettera del Sig. Girtaner sui Vulcani della Luna?" - ?"Osservazioni del Sig. Magellan sugli insetti poliparj che formano il tartato dei denti?", ecc.) - "6 di Medicina e Chirurgia" (?"Dissertazione sopra il veleno de?' Funghi?" del Dr. Gio. Verardo Zeviani, ecc.). Solo lieve alone margin. alle prime 15 cc., altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author and Sold By William Creech. 1787. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edinburgh Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First Edinburgh edition, 1787, and second edition overall. Includes "skinking" & "Boxburgh" errors. Rebound in 20th century three quarter deep blue calf over blue cloth, gilt lettered burgundy cpine label, raised spine bands, frontis portrait of the author, xlvii, [1], 10-368 p. Title page and first page of preface provided in facsimile - in this case a beautifully rendered original pen & ink reproduction of the missing pages done on laid paper that closely matches the original. The blue spine leather has faded to a slate gray, otherwise externally very good. Good hinges, sound text block, pages age-yellowed with some occasional light foxing and finger soil to margins, darker brown stain to lower corner of last few pages with text barely affected, final contents page has substantial margin chipping and a closed tear but no loss of text, a few additional minor chips or closed tears to the margins. Includes numerous names, provenance information, etc., on preliminaries, the most recent from 1905.

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        Botanische Abhandlungen und Beobachtungen.

      Nürnberg, Winterschmidt, 1787. 4to. pp. 68, with 12 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers. Stafleu & Cowan 9627. Albrecht Wilhelm Roth (1757-1834), German physician and botanist. The plates are superbly handcoloured. The last 4 plates show geraniums.

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        DICCIONARIO APOSTOLICO [7 VOLS].

      Madrid 1787 - 7 volumenes [tomos I - II y IV - VIII] : 8º mayor (21 cm.). XXIV, 460; 469; 573; 511; 512; 552; 491 pp. : Encuadernación plena piel de época con tejuelo y dorados en lomo. / Encuadernaciones lig. desgastadas. Buen estado, papel verjurado, en general limpio y claro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Emmerich, eine komische Geschichte vom Verfasser des Siegfried von Lindenberg. Erster - Achter Theil.

      -,, Frankfurt - Leipzig, 1787 - 4 Bde. Frankfurt - Leipzig, -, 1787 - 1789. 443, 395, 336, 406 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. Vgl. Goed. VI, 937, 12: hier wahrscheinlich die zweite Auflage. Komplett acht Teile in vier Büchern. - Kl. St. a. T., fleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Bd. 1: kl. Nr. a. V., kl. Fraßspur in Marginalie, Ebd. berieben. - Müller, (1743 - 1828), ursprünglich für den Arztberuf bestimmt, brach sein Medizinstudium 1770 ab, um sich ganz einer schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit zu widmen. Seine ersten Werke veröffentlichte er in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Magdeburger Verleger Daniel Christian Hechtel, dessen Tochter er 1771 heiratete. Im selben Jahr machte er sich als Buchhändler und Verleger in Hamburg selbständig. 1773 gründete er eine Verlagsbuchhandlung in Itzehoe, die er jedoch 1783 aus wirtschaftlichen und gesundheitlichen Gründen wieder aufgab, um sich nun ausschließlich seiner literarischen Tätigkeit zu widmen. Müller war vor allem mit komisch-satirischen Romanen nach dem Vorbild des englischen Autors Henry Fielding erfolgreich, die den Geschmack der bürgerlichen Leserschaft trafen. In dem satirischen Roman Siegfried von Lindenberg (1779, Neuausg. 1966) verspottete er Empfindsamkeit und Geniekult. M. veröffentlichte außerdem Gedichte (2 Tle., 1770/71), Komische Romane (8 Bde., 1786-91) und den Roman Sara Reinert (4 Bde., 1796). (DBE) Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nachtrag von weitern Originalschriften, welche die Illuminatensekte überhaupt, sonderbar aber den Stifter derselben Adam Weishaupt, gewesenen Professor zu Ingolstadt, betreffen : und bey der auf dem Baron Bassusischen Schloss zu Sandersdorf, einem bekannten Illuminaten-Neste, vorgenommenen Visitation endeckt, sofort auf churfürstlich höchsten Befehl gedruckt, und zum geheimen Archiv genommen worden sind, um solche jedermann auf Verlangen zur Einsicht vorlegen zu lassen : zwo Abtheilungen

      Joseph Lenter, Munchen 1787 - [4], 251 pages + 4 plates + 159 pages + 1 plates + 1 leaf. 8vo. Original drab paste paper boards with paper label (not title) on spine. Light browing throughout, binding sound, small sticker on rear pastedown, and a few pencilled notations on front endpapers. Minor tears where plates are affixed to book. A generally bright, clean copy. Boards. Weishaupt was the founder of a Bavarian secret society called the Society of the Illuminati, which came into being on May 1, 1776 and was disbanded by Bavarian Ruler Charles Theodore in 1785. This work has 2 sections: Correspondenz and Documenten. Some purport it to be rare additional testimony about the society by it's founder. The title loosely translated: "Supplement highest of farther original writings, which the Illuminati sect at all, weird but the founder same Adam Weishaupt, what has been Professor relate to Ingolstadt, and in Bassusischen on the Baron Castle to Sander village, a known Illuminati nest visitation made discovered immediately Chur Princely command have been printed, and taken to the secret archives to make such anyone provide on request for inspection" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nachtrag von weitern Originalschriften, welche die Illuminatensekte überhaupt, sonderbar aber den Stifter derselben Adam Weishaupt, gewesenen Professor zu Ingolstadt, betreffen : und bey der auf dem Baron Bassusischen Schloss zu Sandersdorf, einem bekannten Illuminaten-Neste, vorgenommenen Visitation endeckt, sofort auf churfürstlich höchsten Befehl gedruckt, und zum geheimen Archiv genommen worden sind, um solche jedermann auf Verlangen zur Einsicht vorlegen zu lassen : zwo Abtheilungen

      Munchen: Joseph Lenter, 1787. Boards. Very Good. [4], 251 pages + 4 plates + 159 pages + 1 plates + 1 leaf. 8vo. Original drab paste paper boards with paper label (not title) on spine. Light browing throughout, binding sound, small sticker on rear pastedown, and a few pencilled notations on front endpapers. Minor tears where plates are affixed to book. A generally bright, clean copy. Boards. Weishaupt was the founder of a Bavarian secret society called the Society of the Illuminati, which came into being on May 1, 1776 and was disbanded by Bavarian Ruler Charles Theodore in 1785. This work has 2 sections: Correspondenz and Documenten. Some purport it to be rare additional testimony about the society by it's founder. The title loosely translated: "Supplement highest of farther original writings, which the Illuminati sect at all, weird but the founder same Adam Weishaupt, what has been Professor relate to Ingolstadt, and in Bassusischen on the Baron Castle to Sander village, a known Illuminati nest visitation made discovered immediately Chur Princely command have been printed, and taken to the secret archives to make such anyone provide on request for inspection

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        Acts and Laws Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts: Militia (Shays' Rebellion)

      Adams and Nourse, Boston 1787 - Small folio, disbound, pages 546-627 with a rear blank, comprising 32 acts, many relating to the rebellion in Western Massachusett's called Shays' Rebellion. Light foxing, otherwise clean.The United States was still operating under the Articles of Confederation and was unable to raise an army to put down the rebellion, so the state of Massachusetts was forced to pass a series of laws to govern the quelling of the rebellion - including the raising of a militia. Because it took place just months before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Shays' rebellion had a direct influence on the course of the debate over armies and militias and, a few years later, the Second Amendment to the Constitution.The 32 acts here include "An Act Providing for the Pay and Subsistence of the Militia.employed by Government in supressing the dangerous rebellion", "An Act establishing the Right to, and the Form of the Writ de Homine Replegiando, or Writ of Replevying a Man", "An Act for the more speedy and effectual Suppression of Tumults and Insurrections in the Commonwealth", "An Act in Addition to the several Laws now in force, for regulating and governing the militia of this Commonwealth." Sabin 45570. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 044717. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Elements of Tacticks, and Introduction to Military Evolutions for the Infantry: by a celebrated Prussian general, with Plates. Translated from the original in German, by I[saac] Landmann, Professor of Fortification and Artillery to The Royal Military Academy at Woolwich.

      Printed for the Author; Sold by P. Elmsley and J. Egerton 1787 - FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, 18 folding engraved plates, slightly browned in places, a few spots, pp. xvi (including half-title), 334, [1, Errata], 8vo, contemporary mottled calf, rebacked, corners worn, good ‘Von Saldern (1719-85) was an outstanding Prussian tactician who later turned to writing, von Saldern was of great importance in spreading Prussian tactical ideas through the armies of late eighteenth-century Europe. Having entered the army of Frederick William I (1713-40) as an ensign, at the age of sixteen, he first attracted royal attention on account of his great height. Subsequently, his distinguished service during the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) secured rapid promotion to the rank of major-general. Frederick the Great considered his tactical ability to be without equal and, from 1763 until his death in 1785, he served as Inspector-General for the Magdeburg Infantry Inspection. His published thoughts on tactics – Taktik der Infanterie (1784) and Taktische Grundsätz (1786) – though in part criticized as impractical, were soon translated (into English in 1787). In Britain, his evolutions were copied directly by some regiments and his thoughts were influential in the formulation of the British tactical Rules and Regulations of 1792, the adoption of which was seen by many contemporaries as finally making complete the Prussianization of the British service’ (Blackwell Reference Online). (ESTC T113849, recording just 2 copies in N. America, Newberry and Toronto)

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        TABLA DE LOGARITMOS

      Viuda De Ibarra, Hijos y Co., Madrid 1787 - OS NUMEROS NATURALES DESDE 1 HASTA 20000; y de los logaritmos de los senos, tangentes de todos los grados y minutos del quadrante de círculo. Por D. Menito Bails, Director de Matemáticas de la Real Academia de San Fernando etc etc. Piel completa, española. Tejuelo con autor y título en dorado, logo y bandas doradas. 4to. (2) + XII + 203 de texto y Tabla A + (224 sin numerar con Tabla de logaritmos). Una lámina desplegable entre pp. (126) y (127) en hoja con filigrana "capelades". Incipiente grieta de 2" entre lomo y tapa; Un punto de ingreso de polilla sin afectar lectura salvo galería incómoda en 26 hojas desde la 127 (ver fotos o solicitarlas). Etiqueta de 8 x 2.5 cm. de vendedor o propietario en int. plano frontal. Roce de librero y manchas en tapas y lomo. Encuadernación maciza, interiores sin marcas o subrayados. Magnífico ejemplar para su edad. Raro y buscado. Hospeda dibujo de la Virgen de Guadalupe, de pluma devota y no experta, en recorte de 9 x 6 cm. Seguirá en "su" libro. 7" x 9" Inch. ( 23.5x17.5 Cm.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The pantheon, representing the fabulous histories of the gods, and most illustrious heroes, in a short, plain, and familiar method, by way of dialogue. For the use of schools.

      Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington. 1787 - - Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington., London 1787, In 12 (11x17,5cm), Un Vol. relié. - Mention certainement erronée de 28eme édition, l'édition de 1824 étant elle-même notée 25eme. Illustrée de 28 planches hors-texte dans le goût de la fin du XVIIIe, non signées. L'édition originale et les suivantes ne contenaient que 7 figures. La première édition de cet ouvrage semble dater de 1694. Plein Veau marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 5 fleurons et de roulettes d'encadrement. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe supérieure en partie manquante, idem pour la coiffe de queue. 2 coins émoussés. Frottements. Fente en tête au mors supérieur. Ce livre de Pomey, auteur du XVIIe, a été traduit par Andrew Tooke. Il contient un index de noms de toutes les divinités de la mythologie. La lecture est intéressante à plus d'un titre, Pomey explicitant le sens des allégorie mythologique, on apprend ainsi que Bacchus serait Moïse. Les planches représentent les Dieux et divinités, accompagnés de médailles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres

      - Literatura francesa. Otros géneros. Literatura religiosa. Siglo XVII. (84-97"16") Ascética y mística teológica. Devoción privada. Devoción. (248(04)) Amb. Didot. Paris. 1787. 19 cm. 9 Vol. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal en piel con doble tejuelo en piel. Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe 1651-1715. Fénelon. Idioma francés. Préeptteur es enfants e France. Archevêque-Duc de Cambrai . Cubierta deslucida. Lomo rozado. marca a bolígrafo de anterior propietario . 11G [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Codex Syriaco-Hexaplaris Ambrosiano-Mediolanensis. Editus et latine versus a Matth. Norberg. [Tomus I = all published].

      Lund, Carl Gustaf Berling, 1787. - Large 4to. (22), 501, (1) pp. Contemp. boards with ms. spine title. "An edition of the Syro-Hexaplar text, as given in the celebrated MS. preserved in the Ambrosian Library, Milan [.] Only one volume, containing Jeremiah and Ezekiel, was published [.] The Syriac and the Latin translation are printed on opposite pages, with variants at the foot of the page" (Darlow/M.). Latin text translated from the Septuagint by the editor, the Swedish orientalist Matthias Norberg (1747-1826). - Slight browning due to paper; altogether a clean, wide-margined copy. Darlow/Moule 8974. OCLC 41069022. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elements of Conic Sections; with Select Exercises in various branches of Mathematics and Philosophy. For use at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich.

      Printed by J. Davis. Sold by G.G.J. Robinson and J. Robinson 1787 - FIRST (ONLY) EDITION, diagrams in the text, first and last leaves slightly browned (offsetting from acidic flyleaves), pp. [xi], 239, [1, Errata and ads], 8vo, uncut in early to mid-twentieth-century cloth backed boards, trifle worn, good A sterling work, and scarce. ‘Although Invention was not my immediate object, yet throughout the whole there will be found many things that are new’ (Preface). (ESTC T53064)

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        Edmund Randolph, successor to Patrick Henry as Governor of Virginia, appoints six Justices of the Peace including Richard Bland Lee ? two years later, Randolph became the first U.S. Attorney General and then succeeded Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State

      "Partly Printed Document Signed ?Edm: Randolph? as Governor of Virginia, 1p, 7? x 11?. Completed in manuscript. Richmond, Virginia, November 15, 1787. Blind embossed seal affixed with red wax at lower left. On verso, expertly infilled holes at cross folds and strengthened. On watermarked laid paper. Very Good condition.In part, ?Know Ye, That our Governor on recommendation from the Court of the County of Loudoun hath, with advice of our Council of State, constituted and appointed Patrick Cavan, John Littlejohn, Richard Bland Lee, Hugh Douglass, Benjamin Grayson & Thomas Noland, Gentlemen, Justices of the Piece in and for the said County...?Richard Bland Lee was the younger brother of both Washington and Adams? Attorney General Charles Lee and Gen. Henry ?Light-Horse? Harry Lee (father of Gen. Robert E. Lee) and served in the 1st U.S. Congress. Patrick Cavan was a tavern owner and builder. John Littlejohn was a Methodist Minister. Hugh Douglass was a Captain in the Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War. Benjamin Grayson was a baker. Thomas Noland operated a ferry across the Potomac."

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        Courts of Requests: Their Nature, Utility, and Powers Described, With a Variety of Cases, Determined in That of Birmingham

      Birmingham: Printed by Pearson and Rollason; and Sold by R. Baldwin [etc.], 1787. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, lightly browned, else a good copy; with the half-title An unusual account written by the "English Franklin", leavened with humor and wisdom, describing the small claims court on which he served, recounting in close-to-fable form some one hundred curious and representative cases; with the half-title

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        A new map of Scotland for Northern Britain

      London: by Robert Sayer,, 1787. wherein all the post and other public roads are correctly delineated with the adjacent parts of England and Ireland complied from the best surveys regulated by the latest observations. Size: 1275 x 1090 mm. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. A detailed and pleasant map of Scotland, comprised of four large sheets joined together. Inset of the Shetland Islands and an impressive title cartouche. Other features include an elaborate compass rose and an informative distance table. There is minor offsetting, which is consistent with maps of this size.

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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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