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        Opera Minora. Emendata, Aucta, et Renovata. Tomi Primi: Anatomica; ad Partes Corporis Humani Vitales, Animales, Naturales. Tome Secundus. Operum Anatomici Argumenti Minorum. Ad Generationem. Tomus Tertius: Operum Anatomici Argumenti Minorum

      Lausannæ [Lausannae]: Francisci Grasset. Worn condition. Suitable for rebind. Text block to volumes one and three split. Boards detached. Leatherwork fragile. Some foxing. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1787, 1867, 1768. [First Edition]. Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards. xxii, 608; viii, 607; 388pp :: Many engraved plates, some fold-out. Volume one, 10 plates, volume two, 6 plates & volume three contains 16 plates :: 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8") :: ...Accedunt Opuscula Pathologica Aucta et Recensa. Latest publication date of contents is 1787, though the titles pages are dated 1763, 1765 & 1768 respectively. Therefore the volume must have been collated at a later date to the original publication dates .

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      London: Published by T. Simpson, St. Pauls Church Yard, & No. 15 Villers Street, Strand, July 21, 1787. Colour printed stipple with hand-colour. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed on the platemark. Image size: 12 9/16 x 12 3/8 inches. 15 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches. A handsome, round format print after Wheatley, depicting Adelaide from Marmontel's celebrated play "The Shepherdess of the Alps". This charming image illustrates a scene from Marmontel's romantic play "The Shepherdess of the Alps". The play, first published in 1766 as part of Marmontel's "Moral Tales", became the rage in both England and France and inspired many paintings and prints. The story is the tragic tale of Adelaide and her lover, the Count D'Orestan, two young French aristocrats, who, despite their familys' objections, run away together. Their happiness is short lived as the count dies suddenly. A grief- stricken Adelaide digs her lover's grave with her bare hands, renounces the world and her family, and becomes a shepherdess. She at last finds happiness after she reveals her true identity to a French nobleman, Fonrose. In this charming image, Wheatley depicts Adelaide in her rustic disguise, giving a lamb a treat. And so, although he has chosen to illustrate a literary subject, he has not strayed from his preference for solitary, country scenes. Webster, Francis Wheatley p. 61-63

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        Relación Histórica de la vida y apostólicas tareas del Venerable Padre Fray Junípero Serra, y de las misiones que fundó en la California septentrional, y nuevos establecimientos del Monterey

      Mexico: Imprenta de Don Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, calle del Espiritu Santo, 1787. Small quarto. [28], 344pp. 1 engraved portrait, 1 folding engraved map. (Abrasion on top edge of text block, probably to remove a 'marca de fuego'). Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine (lightly rubbed, ties lacking), in a half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. A primary source for information on the history of early California First edition, second issue, with "Mar Pacifico" printed on the map (see Wagner). This is also the issue of the text with "car" instead of "pro" at the end of the index and with the phrase "a expensas de various bienhechores" preceding the imprint on the titlepage. An outstanding book on early California. Palou was a disciple of Father Junipero Serra (1713- 1784) for many years, and his work is still the principal source for the life of the venerable founder of the California missions. "The letters from Father Serra to Father Palou [provide] interesting details on the various Indian tribes and their manners and customs, together with descriptions of the country...This work has been called the most noted of all books relating to California" - Hill. "Both a splendid discourse on the California missions, their foundation and management, and an intimate and sympathetic biography of the little father-present. Better, by long odds, than the bulk of lives of holy men, written by holy men" (Libros Californianos). "[The map] is of interest here because it seems to be the first on which a boundary line was drawn between Lower and Upper California" (Wheat). The map shows the locations of nine missions (of an ultimate total of twenty-one) and also the presidios at San Diego, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and San Francisco. The plate is a portrait of Serra. Barrett 1946; Cowan, p.472; Graff 3179; Hill (2004) 1289; Howes P56, "c."; LC, California Centennial 34; Libros Californianos, pp.24,67; Wagner Spanish Southwest 168; Weber p.77; Wheat Transmississippi 208; Zamorano 80, 59

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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.

      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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        A Botanical Arrangement Of British Plants; In Medicine, Diet, Rural Economy And The Arts. With An Easy Introduction to the Study of Botany, &c. &c

      Birmingham: M. Swinney for G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1787-1792. Second edition . Hardcover. Vols. I-II contemporary marbled boards rebacked in brown calf with leather spine labels; Vol. III in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, corners worn, boards rubbed, spine foot worn. 3 vols. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 1151 pages Vols. I-II, and 503 pages Vol. III. 21 1/2 x 14 cm. Illustrated with eight plates, five fold-outs, one plain and two in color. First published 1776 in two volumes (titled A BOTANICAL ARRANGEMENT OF BRITISH VEGETABLES.....), Vol.III, a first edition, 1792 describes cryptogamia only. "This edition, was rendered especially valuable by the addition of `a new set of references to figures.'" were by Jonathan Stokes (Vols. I-II) and Stokes and Withering (Vol.III). "Sir J.E. Smith considered, that Stokes performed with great judgment the laborious task of examining almost every figure, throughout the whole botanical library, which was referable to any British plant, and of disposing citations of the whole in order, according to their comparative excellence." [see: HENREY Vol.II, p.124]. Withering, a prominent physician of Birmingham authored two other major works: "Account of the Foxglove,and Some of Its Medical Uses" (1785) and "Botanical Arrangement." Withering was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1785. Biographical references and indexes. Scattered, intermittent age-toning, a few contemporary penciled text annotations.

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        Memoire sur la nutrition... a montpellier, chez martel, 1787.

      Pp. xii, 211 (5). Unito a: Second mémoire sur la nutrition. Supplement... Montpellier, 1789. Pp. viii, 155 (1) 118 + (2) d'errata. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex libris nobiliare: Joseph Dumont. Lunga dissertazione composta in risposta ad una questione dell'Accademia imperiale di scienza di San Pietroburgo. Cfr. Oberlé 451.

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        Handbuch für Officiere, in den anwendbaren Theilen der Krieges-Wissenschaften (! ). 3 Bde. Hannover, Helwing, 1787-90. Mit 20 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 4 teils gefalt. Tafellen. Pp.-Bde. d. Zt mit je 2 goldgepr. RSch. (leicht berieben, teils leicht fleckig).

      Erste Ausgabe.- Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst (Bordenau (Neustadt a. Rübenberge) 1755 - 1813 Prag) war preußischer General und als Vorsitzender der Militärreorganisations-Kommission seit Juli 1807 der entscheidende Organisator der Preußischen Heeresreform. Er erkannte deutlich den Zusammenhang zwischen Militärreform und gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen und gilt heute noch als der Vorbildlichste der Militärreformer der Zeit der Befreiungskriege.- Stempel auf Titeln, vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig.

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        (hrsg. v. A. Niemann). 1. Jg. 1-12 in 13 Bdn. Altona & Kiel, bzw. Leipzig, Hammerich, 1787-1798. 2 . (2. Folge). Schleswig-Holsteinische Blätter für Polizei und Kultur (hrsg. v. A. Niemann). 4 Jahrgänge in 4 Bdn. und 24 Heften. Ebda., 1799-1802. 3. Neue Schleswig-Holsteinische (bzw. Schleswig-Holstein-Lauenburgische) Provinzialberichte (gesammelt von G.P. Petersen). Jahrgänge 1-23 und 1 Supplementbd. in zus. 24 Bdn. (Jgge. 15-19: Zeitschrift für Kirche und Staat, 1.-5. Jg.). Kiel, Mohr bzw. Altona, Busch, 1811-1834. OBrosch.-Hefte und Pp.-Bde. d. Zt. mit (meist goldgepr.) RTitel. (etwas berieben, vereinzelt stärker beschabt).

      So komplett von größter Seltenheit . Detaillierte Aufstellung auf Anfrage.- Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 404/405.- Dabei: Niemann, A. (Hrsg.). Handbuch der schleswig-holsteinischen Landeskunde. Zur leichtern (!) Berichtigung und Ergänzung der bisher vorhandenen Nachrichten. Topographischer Teil. 1. Bd. (= alles). Herzogthum Schleswig. Schleswig, Röhß, 1799. XIV S., 1 Bl., 66 S., 1 Bl., 766 S. Hldr. d. Zt.- Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 430.- .

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        Entdeckungen über die Theorie des Klanges

      Leipzig: Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1787 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (212x176 mm). [4], 77, [1] pp.; 11 fold. engr. plates. Contemporary quarter calf with raised bands; rebacked, text foxed and browned, upper inner hinge strenghtened, plates slightly foxed, bookplate to inner front board, pencil annotations on first flyleaf. ---- PMM, 233a; Dibner Heralds of Science 150; Norman 480; Sparrow Milestones of Science 39; DSB III, 258ff - Scarce First edition of this important work which established acoustics as a science. Chladni was the first to work out the quantitative relationships governing the transmission of sound and its velocity in different media. The vibrations of strings had been studied in the seventeenth century but not the vibrations of plates. Chladni devised a method of making the vibrations visible by spreading sand on the plate and running a violin bow across the edge. The study of 'Chladni figures', as they are now known, using plates of different sizes, shapes and materials and clamped in different places enabled Chladni to develop the principles of acoustics and advance the understanding of wave forms in general..

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      London. 1787-1788.. Volumes two and three only (of three). [4],451;[2],528,[36]pp. Contemporary calf, gilt morocco spine labels. All boards present, though front board detached on volume two and rear board detached on volume three. Lightly tanned. Good. Lacks the first volume. In a half morocco clamshell case. This set bears the ownership signature of Charles Adams (1770-1800), second son of President John Adams, who was the author of this work. The second volume bears a presentation inscription from Charles Adams on the front pastedown. There is also an inscription on a front fly leaf of volume three reading "Uranian Society from Charles Adams," likely in the hand of another person. Though we cannot be certain, it is quite possible that President Adams himself gave these volumes to his son, Charles. At the age of nine Charles Adams travelled with his father and his older brother, John Quincy, to Europe, returning to America two years later. He graduated from Harvard in 1789 and moved to New York, where his father had assumed the position of George Washington's Vice President. Charles lived with his parents for a time when he initially moved to New York, studied law for three years (for a brief period in the office of Alexander Hamilton), established a practice in New York in 1792, and married in 1795. Ultimately, Charles was a disappointment to his father, living a dissolute life and dying of complications of alcoholism at the age of thirty. The Uranian Society, to which these volumes were at some point given by Charles Adams, was a debating society under the auspices of Columbia College, and existed in New York from circa 1788 to circa 1794. Records show that Charles Adams was a member, and he likely donated these volumes to the Society in an effort to develop their collection of useful books. Both volumes also have the ownership signature of William Stuart, also a member of the Uranian Society, who likely acquired them when the Society disbanded. This set lacks the first volume, and it is unlikely that we will ever know for certain whether John Adams personally presented these volumes to his struggling young son, Charles. It is known that John Adams provided financial support to his sons, John Quincy, Charles, and Thomas, especially when they were struggling early in their professional lives. Further, biographer Joseph Ellis notes that John Adams "sold his own horses in order to purchase the most up-to-date law books for Charles." When the transfer of the seat of government caused John Adams to move to Philadelphia, he carried on a lengthy correspondence with Charles, asking his opinion on legal issues and recommending readings to further and broaden his education. It is not a wild conjecture to suppose that, having likely given Charles a copy of the book when it was initially published in a one-volume edition in London in 1787, John Adams supplied his son with these two volumes when they were subsequently published. The second and third volumes of the complete first edition of one of the most important and widely read of the many writings of the important Revolutionary figure and second President. These second and third volumes, issued later, contain descriptions of the Italian republics of the Middle Ages as well as a lengthy analysis of "the Right Constitution of a Commonwealth." 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. The book was popular and went through numerous editions; its 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, "aa." SABIN 233. DAB I, p.76.

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        Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

      London: printed for John Cary, September 1st, 1787. 4to., (12 4/8 x 9 6/8 inches). One-page Advertisement at beginning. Engraved title-page and dedication leaf. Engraved general map and 47 county maps all with fine original hand-colour in outline. Early 19th-century vellum gilt, the covers and spines additionally decorated with the Pease family crest. Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of William James on the front paste-down; the near contemporary ownership inscription and annotations throughout of Sir John Edward Swinburne (1762-1860), 6th Baronet, and grandfather of the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne; from the library of Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), his sale Library of Important Atlases and Geographies, 18th October 2005, lot 86. First edition, later issue and a wonderful copy, rich in associations. Each county map is interleaved with explanatory text including a list of "The principal Gentlemen's' Seats" which have been thoroughly annotated by Sir John Swinburne with the names of the incumbents. This was a practice he kept up over many years as his annotations record the changing ownership of many of the great houses. The Swinburne family seat was at Capheaton Castle, near Stamfordham in the county of Northumberland, a fact recorded by Swinburne, along with the names of all his neighbours. John Swinburne was grandfather to the celebrated poet Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), who "as a child ... was taken on annual visits to Ashburnham Place in Sussex and to his paternal grandfather's estate at Capheaton, Northumberland. Swinburne's uncle Bertram Ashburnham, the fourth earl, amassed an extraordinary library which Swinburne avidly explored when he was older. His beloved grandfather Sir John Edward Swinburne was prominent in Northumbrian life, owning thousands of acres and heading such bodies as the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. The Swinburnes' Northumbrian roots went back to the twelfth century and the poet was proud of his connection with the north of England" (Rikky Rooksby for DNB). Chubb CCLX; Hodson 285; Shirley T.CARY - 2a. Catalogued by Kate Hunter..

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        Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas: being a New Set of County Maps from actual surveys. Exhibiting All the Direct & principal Cross Roads, Cities, Towns, and most considerable Villages, Parks, Rivers, Navigable Canals &c

      London: Printed for John Cary 1787. . First edition, two volumes, large 8vo, (volume I) advertisement, engraved title, dedication, 3 List of Subscribers, Contents leaves plus 17 pp of Directions at the end; (volume II) 45 description leaves; the text being folded once and stubbed in sideways. 47 double page maps hand coloured in outline, the West Riding of Yorkshire being over two sheets, one of which is bound in upside down. Endpapers with some foxing otherwise a generally good clean set. Contemporary half calf, rather worn, spine ends with some loss, joints a little cracked but sound. The first printing of Cary’s popular atlas - Chubb listing 10 editions over the next 45 years. “The maps of Cary are usually marked by the excellence of their workmanship as well as by a standard of accuracy far in advance of that attained in England before his time...” (from F.P. Sprent’s introduction to the reprint of Chubb’s bibliography). Chubb CCLX.

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        (ROSENSTEIN, NILS von)

      Från sällskapet Pro sensu communi, rörande animaliska magnetismen och Swedenborgianismen. Norrköping, A. F. Raam, 1787. 4:o. 15,(1) s. Tagen ur band. Oskuren. Titelbladet ngt fläckigt.. Anonymt utgiven av J. H. Lidén. Arbetet, som bär devisen "free thoughts and bold truths", är ett omtryck ur nummer 255-61 av "Stockholms posten" 1787. Bakom det fiktiva sällskapet Pro sensu communi dolde sig Kellgren och Rosenstein

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      Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Rue et Hotel Serpente, 1787- 89 [and:] Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1789.. Thirty-nine volumes. Octavo. Uniformly bound in contemporary black calf, spines heavily gilt, contrasting red and orange gilt lettering pieces, with gilt crests and bookplates of Cumming Gordon of Alytr. Seventy-six engraved plates plus a folding table. Spines a bit sunned, some rubbing and occasional short cracks at crowns and toes of spines, a few occasional scratches to the boards, but a very good, handsome set. The first edition, complete, of the first attempt to assemble a coherent collection of the texts of imaginary voyages from the literatures of several languages. As proper, the main set is concluded by the new three volume edition of Deperthes's work, with a half-title to each volume denoting its supplementary relationship to Garnier's work. The notable illustrations are engravings after Clement Pierre Marillier. The text includes over seventy separate titles, ranging from the established and well known works of Defoe, Swift, Paltock, Mercier, Berington and Longueville, to many obscure and anonymous works. Garnier's inclusion of some works, such as Sterne's VÒYAGE SENTIMENTAL..., or works that later proved literal, has of course been faulted, but the foundation he laid, and the texts he brought forward from obscurity, facilitated the future of scholarship related to the genre, including such works as Gove's THE IMAGINARY VOYAGE IN PROSE FICTION, wherein over thiry pages are devoted to consideration of Garnier's accomplishment. A short-title listing of the constituent works is available. GOVE, pp.27-63. Hordern House, IMAGINARY VOYAGES & INVENTED WORLDS, 78. COHEN-DE RICCI 1050.

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        A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations ... To Which is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher, etc

      London: Printed for C. Stalker ... H. Turpin 1787 London: Printed for C. Stalker ... H. Turpin, 1787. First edition, with half-title. 12mo. Frontispiece by Wooding. [xii], 112, [4, ads] pp. Bound in later full polished tan calf. Fine. Westwood & Satchell p. 31 . Begins with a chapter on the natural history of fish, goes on to the best manner of making and choosing rods, lines, hooks, etc. Chapter IV provides a description of flies. "Best was Keeper of His Majesty's Drawing-room in the Tower of London" (Westwood & Satchell)

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        Silva [Sylva]: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in his Majesty’s dominions: ... Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves. By John Evelyn, ... With notes by A. Hunter, .. [bound with] Terra: a philosophical discourse of Earth. Relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, as it was presented to the Royal Society. By J. Evelyn, Esq; F.R.S. With notes by A. Hunter, M. D. F.R.S [First Hunter Editions]

      York: Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley; T. Cadell; J. Robson; and T. Durham, London. W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh [through 1787], 1776. First Edition thus. Fine. First Hunter Edition (sixth overall, first published 1664), virtually doubling the size of the original text, with the scarce 10pp advertisement (ESTC locates only one other such copy, at the Bodleian). Two works bound in one: 4to: [54],649,[11], with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Evelyn by F. Bartolozzi, 40 copper-engraved plates by Johann Sebastian Muller (including one folding, “A Winter View of the Canthorpe Oak") of detailed drawings of foliage, flowers and fruits, and a folding table; and [8],74,[4],[10]pp advertisement, with one folding table and one aquatint with tissue guard intact. Beautifully bound in full russia calf, very skillfully recornered and rebacked with original back strip laid on; gilt title to spine; gilt borders to covers, edges and inner edges; marbled end papers and silk page marker. Very slightly rubbed, light browning and offsetting to pages, but overall quite bright and fresh, the plates in deep, rich impressions. Provenance: John Peachey's eighteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate to front paste down (a search of other titles bearing Paechey's plate reveals a preference for russia calf, so he may have had the book bound). Label of Newselles Library, possibly that of the Earls of Scales. Book ticket of Henry Sotheran, Booksellers. Henrey 137. Keynes 47. Gibson's Library, p. 122. ESTC Citation Nos. T123233 and T147758.& In 1652, Evelyn set about to create the garden at Sayes Court (the 200-acre Deptford estate his father-in-law held from the crown), a project that signaled the start of a serious interest in garden design. This led to his writing the Elysium Britannicum, an encyclopedic history of gardens and gardening practices that occupied him for most of his life. His pioneering works on tree cultivation (Silva, 1664) and on soils (A Philosophical Discourse of Earth, 1676; in later editions entitled Terra: a philosophical discourse) were both outgrowths of Elysium Britannicum. Although primarily intended to encourage tree planting after the devastation of the civil war, Silva was also a learned account of the growth and uses of native trees interpolated by an edited collection of material sent in by Fellows of the Royal Society from different parts of the country (indeed, Silva was the first book to carry the Society’s imprimatur). By its fourth edition it also contained ‘an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves.’ Silva's handsome reissue in 1776, with additional plates and with "learned and extensive" (Keynes) annotations, practical instructions, and references to the best eighteenth century authorities by Alexander Hunter, gave it renewed popularity.

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        Ignoramus, comoedia / scriptore Georgio Ruggle, ... ; nunc denuo in lucem edita cum notis historicis et criticis: quibus insuper praeponitur vita auctoris, et subjicitur glossarium vocabula forensia dilucide exponens: accurante Johanne Sidneio Hawkins

      Londini : Prostat venalis apud T. Payne et filium: necnon Gul. Ginger, 1787. 1st Edition. Physical description: viii, cxxii, [2], 319, [1] p. , [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. (8vo). Subjects: Romance drama - Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Notes: With engraved frontispiece (plate). Partly based on 'La trappolaria' by Giambattista della Porta. Referenced by: ESTC, T154171. Language: Latin. Very good copy in bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt-blocked red leather label to spine with raised bands. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Sir Roger Johnson with his bookplate.

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        Digging for the Fox. Deterrer le Renard

      London: Published by Robt. Sayer, 53 Fleet Street, May 22, 1787. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 9 13/16 x 13 7/8 inches. 12 x 19 1/4 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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        Dritter Theil der Karte von Asien, welcher Sibirien und einige andere Theile der Tatarei enthält." Westliche und östliche Hälfte. Folge von 2 Blättern

      Zwei grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karten von Anton Amon nach Franz Anton Schrämbl 1787. 54.5x57.5 cm. je Blatt. Zusammen - Dörflinger / Hühnel I, S. 134, 15.-16. - Die aus einem westlichen und östlichen Teil bestehende Karte zeigt Sibirien, Kasachstan, Teile der Mandschurei und Hokkaido begrenzt durch Nowaja Semlja, Tschuktschen-Halbinsel, Kamtschatka, Kurilen, Sachalin, Baikalsee, Aralsee, Kaspisches Meer, Kaukasus und Wolga. Die große Kartusche mit figürlichem Beiwerk: Rentier mit Schlitten, Bären und Allegorien der Winde. Oben rechts kleine Sonderkarte der Bering-Straße eingesetzt. Zusammengesetzt ergeben die Blätter eine Karte im Format 51 x 106 cm. Schöne, breitrandige und saubere Kartenblätter, lediglich 1 kleiner Rostfleck im westlichen Teil.F. A. Schrämbl schuf diese Karte nach der Vorlage von Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697 - 1782), sie erschien in seinem Werk "Allgemeiner großer Atlas", für das er sehr gelobt wurde, das ihn aber auch in den Ruin trieb, so daß er die Kupferplatten an Joseph Philipp Schalbacher abgab, durch den die weitere Veröffentlichung erfolgte.

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        Opera Minora. Emendata, Aucta, et Renovata. Tomi Primi: Anatomica; ad Partes Corporis Humani Vitales, Animales, Naturales. Tome Secundus. Operum Anatomici Argumenti Minorum. Ad Generationem. Tomus Tertius: Operum Anatomici Argumenti Minorum

      Lausannæ [Lausannae]: Francisci Grasset. Worn condition. Suitable for rebind. Text block to volumes one and three split. Boards detached. Leatherwork fragile. Some foxing. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1787, 1867, 1768. [First Edition]. Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards. xxii, 608; viii, 607; 388pp :: Many engraved plates, some fold-out. Volume one, 10 plates, volume two, 6 plates & volume three contains 16 plates :: 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8") :: ...Accedunt Opuscula Pathologica Aucta et Recensa. Latest publication date of contents is 1787, though the titles pages are dated 1763, 1765 & 1768 respectively. Therefore the volume must have been collated at a later date to the original publication dates .

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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 which is prefixed, an Introductory Discourse on Banishment, by the Right Honourable William Eden

      John StockdaleLondon:: John Stockdale,. 1787.. Hardcover. Two volumes, comprising both the first & second edition of one of the earliest and most widely read descriptions of Australia, published to coincide with the departure of the First Fleet from England.The author was anonymous, but the work is often erroneously attributed to William Eden, because his "Principles of Penal Law" are included in the preface. The book was published before the arrival of the First Fleet, and the content consists of a digest of the works of previous writers of all that was known of New Holland. The interest lies in the author's preface, listing convict ships and its promotion of Botany Bay; it deals directly with the plan for settlement at Botany Bay, discussing new possibility of discoveries in natural history, and converting the natives, "who were never found to possess a single trace of religious worship...". First edition: London, John Stockdale 1787. 8vo, (xxiv) 254pp, 2pp ads, 2 folding hand-coloured maps, a world map illustrating the route of the First Fleet "A General Chart of the Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787" and the entire continent as then known, with an inset map of Botany Bay "A New Chart of New Holland on which are delineated New South Wales and a Plan of Botany Bay". Full original tree calf tastefully rebacked, slt. bumped o/w a beautifully clean copy. Ferguson 24; Holmes 66; Beddie 27. (with) the Second edition, which includes an extra 10pp of preface. Title as above, but states "Second Edition" on title page. John Stockdale London 1787. 8vo, (xxxvi) 254pp, with one of the two maps "A General Chart of New Holland including New South Wales and Botany Bay..." with "Chart of Botany Bay with Its Adjacent Harbours in New South Wales", in period outline color, the printing inverted, south to north, and a variant to the map in the 1st edition. Without 2 pp ads called for in Ferguson. Bound in early half calf and marbled boards, a bit rubbed overall, internally very tight and clean. Beddie 28; Davidson, pp. 79¡V81; Ferguson 25; Holmes 66 (first edition). The popularity of this account is demonstrated by the 2nd edition being issued the same year as the first & a second "second edition" was published in 1808.

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        Nouvelle Description des Glacieres, Vallées de Glace et Glaciers qui forment la grande Chaine des Alpes, de Savoye, de Suisse et D'Italie. Nouvelle Edition, revue & augmentée; complete en 3 volumes, ornée de Tableau dessinés sur les lieux par l'Auteur, & gravés par les meilleurs Artistes. 3 vols.

      Geneve, Barde, Manget, 1787. Bound in 3 contemp. full calf. Spines gilt and with tome-and title-labels with gilt lettering. A paper-label pasted on lower part of spine on volume one. A stamp on title-pages. Engraved frontispiece. (1), XVI, 308; (2), 244; 290 pp., 1 large folded engraved map (gravée par C.G. Geisler) and 13 engraved plates (incl. frontispiece, numb. I-XIII, all). A few scattered brownspots. A fine, wide-margined copy.. A fine copy of this scarce classical work on the Alps and its glaciers, written by the famous Swiss traveler and writer Marc Theodore Bourrit (1739-1819), a great and enduring traveler of the Alps who pioneered in making them known to the rest of the world. He was furthermore the first to ascent the Buet and the first traveler (and second person in all) to attempt to climb Mont Blanc.Originally, Bourrit, actually born in France, was an artist, etcher, and pastor famous for his wonderful singing voice and love of music. When he was given the job as choirmaster of the Church of St Peter in Geneva, he finally had time to devote himself to the exploration of the Alps, for which he possessed a great passion. Saussure, who had initially come up with the idea of someone climbing the tallest mountain, the Mont Blanc, and had offered a reward for doing this, usually brought Bourrit with him on his mountain-ascents, both due to his abilities in this field, but also due to his excellent artistic skills with which he would be able to document the excursions. But Bourrit's greatest merit lies in making the Alps know to the rest of the world, and in this he was a pioneer. From 1769 he had toured the Alpine country year after year, and he kept doing this until 1802 (he stopped aged 63). Perhaps his greatest work is the present "Nouvelle description des glaciers"... which constitutes one of the first attempts to spread public knowledge about the Alps and the glaciers.Due to his important work within the field, he was named "historiographe des Alpes" by Emperor Joseph II

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        Reports of cases argued and determined in the Court of King's Bench from Michaelmus Term, 26th George III, to Easter Term, 27th George III. Both Inclusive. By Charles Durnford and Edward Hyde East, of the Temple, Esqrs. Barristers at Law.

      London : printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers: for T. Whieldon, Fleet-Street, 1787-1800.. First edition, 8 vols., folio, ownership signature of Thomas Hinckley, solicitor of Lichfield, cont. calf, rubbed, hinges cracked, some covers detached, final three leaves of vol. I torn but complete.

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        Cary's New and Correct English Atlas: being a New Set of County Maps from actual surveys. Exhibiting All the Direct & principal Cross Roads, Cities, Towns, and most considerable Villages, Parks, Rivers, Navigable Canals &c...

      London: Printed for John Cary 1787.. First edition, two volumes, large 8vo, (volume I) advertisement, engraved title, dedication, 3 List of Subscribers, Contents leaves plus 17 pp of Directions at the end; (volume II) 45 description leaves; the text being folded once and stubbed in sideways. 47 double page maps hand coloured in outline, the West Riding of Yorkshire being over two sheets, one of which is bound in upside down. Endpapers with some foxing otherwise a generally good clean set. Contemporary half calf, rather worn, spine ends with some loss, joints a little cracked but sound. The first printing of Cary's popular atlas - Chubb listing 10 editions over the next 45 years. "The maps of Cary are usually marked by the excellence of their workmanship as well as by a standard of accuracy far in advance of that attained in England before his time..." (from F.P. Sprent's introduction to the reprint of Chubb's bibliography). Chubb CCLX.

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        [Thott] Fortegnelse paa den store samling, som hans höi-grevelige excellence s.t.

      hr. geheimeraad og stats-minister Otto greve af Thott har efterladt sig af malerier i oliefarve af berömte mestere, miniatur-, vandfarve- og pastel-malerier og haandtegninger; som og en stor samling kobbere baade med og uden glas og rammer, hele verker af kobbere og træsnit saavel af gamle som andre berömte mestere, samt udstukne kobberplader &c; hvilken ved offentlig auction den 24 april förstkommende bliver bortsolgt udi s.t. hr. kammerherre Reedtz Thottes hotel paa hiörnet af Kongens Nytorv og Bredgaden, imod betaling enten contant ved hammerslaget, eller naar paakræves af höieste-rets advocat Wivet, boende i store Kongensgade no. 35. De herover forfattede catalogi ere at bekomme hos hr. kunstkammerforvalter Spengler. Köpenhamn, N. Möller og sön, 1787. 8:o. (2 blanka,13,1 blank),163 s. Häftad i samtida ngt nött och blekt marmorerad ryggremsa med liten skada nederst. En del hundöron och enstaka småfläckar. Fuktrand i övre marginalen på s. 17-36 och i nedre hörnet på s. 65-126. Rester av insekt på s. (14). Med Arvid Bæckströms blindstpl på titelbladet.. Bibliotheca danica I:1111-12. Den danska storsamlaren Otto Thott (1703-85) efterlämnade inte bara en enorm boksamling om 138 000 band som såldes på auktion 1788-92 och över 4000 manuskript som han skänkte till det Konglige bibliothek, utan även ett kuriosakabinett som förtecknades i egen katalog och såldes 1788 samt en stor konstsamling som förtecknades i föreliggande katalog

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        "An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North West of the River Ohio," [in] The American Museum (August, 1787)

      Mathew Carey [Philadelphia: Mathew Carey]. 1787. First. First edition. Volume 2, Number 2: August, 1787. Octavo. Single stitched issue without the title page: [107] - 207, [1]pp. Light scattered foxing, very good. Contains one of the earliest printings of The Northwest Ordinance, also known as the Ordinance of 1787, one of the most important legislative acts of the Continental Congress. It established a government for the Northwest Territory, outlined the process for admitting a new state to the Union, and guaranteed that the newly created states would be equal to the original thirteen states. Massachusetts representative Nathan Dane helped draft the Ordinance and introduced an amendment at the last minute (Article 6) prohibiting slavery in the new territories. Also included in this issue is the "Essay on the Consequences of Emitting Paper-Money," by North Carolina representative Hugh Williamson, and, "An Enquiry into the effects of Public Punishments upon Criminals, and upon Society," by Benjamin Rush. A scarce early issue of America's first important literary and political magazine. .

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        A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage Up the Red-sea, on the Coasts of Arabia and Egypt, and of a Route Through the Desarts of Thebais in the Year 1777.....2 Volumes..

      London: J Dodsley, 1787.. Third Edition. (title continued)..with a supplement of a voyage from Venice to Latichea; and of a route through the desarts of Arabia, by Aleppo, Bagdad, and the Tygris, to Bursrah in the years 1780 and 1781 in letters to a Lady... "Eyels Irwin, an East India Company official who travelled up the Red Sea coast of Arabia in the 1770s..His travel narrative of 1780 was a long recitation of Bedouin treachery.." (Tidrick). This octavo edition in two volumes omitted the four sepia aquatints which appeared in the first 4to edition, and was illustrated by 4 engravings on copper. However this set has had the earlier aquatints inserted in volume I as well as an extra one in volume II in addition to the engravings and maps as called for. The folding maps are Vol I 'A View of the Town of Yambo on the Coast of Arabia; A Map or the Red Sea (reinforced verso), Vol II The Nile Valley; Assyria, Mesopotamia, Babylonia (torn and repaired); The Gulf of Catarro on the Coast of Dalmatia - (5 maps in all). Bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt border and dentelles; recent professional restoration and relaying of back strips with blind-tooled and gilt decoration, raised bands and twin labels in red and black. NB the back cover of volume I, although of similar age has been taken from another volume and has a small gilt armorial motif appearing upside down - the gilt border and dentelles are of a different design but the whole restoration of the set has been very successful. Three armorial book plates have been relaid on new marbled endpapers. One of these book plates belonged to the author - Irwin of Brooke with a note to that effect in a contemporary hand). A note in the same hand appears under the frontis engraved portrait of Irwin and reads 'Bartolozzi fecit.' This is an extra plate inserted after publication. Given the additional insertions, inscriptions and bookplate, it is possible that this set was owned by the author, or someone closely connected. pp 387; 401. Digital images available on request.

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      Godeke IV,3,4s. Sogenannte "geringere Ausgabe" (eigener Nachdruck Göschens) wie die fast zeitgleich erschienene 8bändige Ausgabe, jedoch ohne die dort vorhandenen Kupfer. Enthält u.a.: Leiden des jungen Werthers; Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand; Die Mitschuldigen; Iphigenie auf Tauris; Clavigo, Die Geschwister; Die Vögel; Egmont; Claudine von Villa Bella; Torquato Tasso, Faust; Scherz, List und Rache. Rücken leicht berieben, Einbände leicht fleckig. Ein Titelblatt und ein Zwischentitel Einriss hinterlegt. Seiten teils stockfleckig.

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        A Poetical, Supplicating, Modest & Affecting Epistle to those Literary Colossuses, the Reviewers. Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians. More Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians. Lyrics Odes for the year 1785. Farewell Odes for the year 1786. The Lousiad, Canto I. The Lousiad, Canto II. A Poetical and Congratulatory Epistle to James Boswell. Bozzy and Piozzi: or, the British Biographers. Ode upon Ode; or, a Peep at St. James's. An Apologetic Postscript to Ode upon Ode. Instructions to a Celebrated Laureat. Brother Peter to Brother Tom. Peter's Pension. Peter's Prophecy. Sir Joseph Banks and the Emperor of Morocco. A Political Epistle to a Falling Minister. Subjects for Painters. Expostulatory Odes to a Great Duke and a Little Lord. A Benelovent Epistle to Sylvanus Urban.

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley 1787-90.. Twenty works bound in one volume, 4to, final two works first editions, the others later editions. Eight works with an engraved plate, five works lacking the final advertisement leaf, title page of first work with two signatures - one contemporary but cut down slightly, final leaf of final work a cancel, bookplates to front endpapers - Finborough College and Eric Bywaters. Contemporary tree calf, corners a little bumped, rebacked retaining the original gilt backstrip, red label. A good collection of just under a third of Wolcot's prolific output. Full collation available on request.

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        Fabulas en Verso Castellano para el uso del Real Seminario Bascongada. Tome I. y. II.

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1787. Small 8vo. Bound in one cont. full mottled calf. Upper part of back lacks. Corners bumped. Rubbed. XVI,251 pp. Internally clean and fine, printed on good paper.. Early (second edition ?) of this classic Spanish work, originally issued 1781-84

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        Versuch zur Entwickelung fester Begriffe von Arbeit und Handel, als den Mitteln zur Bef¨rderung des Wohstandes; wie auch von Geld und Vermögen; Münzen; der in den Herzogthümern einzuführenden neuen Species=Münze; Banken; und der in Altona zu errichtenden Bank; Veranlasst durch einige Schriften über den am 8ten November v. J. approbirten Plan zur Veränderung der Münze in den Herzogthümern und Errichtung einer Bank in Altona. Aus dem Dänischen.

      Kopenhagen und Altona, 1787. Small 8vo. Later barbled paper boards. Old owner's name to title-page. Last three leaves restored at upper corner, not affecting text, but shaving off two numerals. Only very light occasional browning. 144 pp.. Scarce first German edition (printed in the same year as the original Danish edition), translated from the Danish, of arguably the first independent Danish work worth mentioning in the history of economic thought. It constitutes the first Danish attempt at developing an independent economic theory. Zoëga gives strong arguments for freedom of trade, argues that the influence of the state upon business and trade should generally be diminished, and generally presents a coherent theory that much resembles that of Adam Smith, although he seems not to have been acquainted with his work. This milestone work of Scandinavian economic thought, originally written in Danish, was widely noticed and appeared in this German translation later the same year. In spite of the great interest in political economy that dominated Danish political thought in the last quarter of the 18th century, the value of Smith's work (which was translated into Danish as early as 1778-79) was not immediately recognized in Denmark, and a quarter of a century had to pass after the appearance of the Danish translation, until its importance was acknowledged and Danish political economy adapted the revolutionizing theories of Adam Smith. According to a contemporary source (see e.g. DBL), like most of his Danish contemporaries, Zoëga had not read Adam Smith, but in spite of this, he propounds thoughts that greatly resemble his, arguing strongly for free trade. The last quarter of the eighteenth century in Denmark was dominated by a lively discussion of monetary policy and the institutional framework best suited to realize that policy. There was a vital interest in questions of economic concern, and contemporary Danish sources refer to the period as "this economic age" and state things such as "never was the world more economically minded" (both from "Denmark and Norway's Economic Magazine"). During this period, Smith's revolutionary ideas did not play a major role, however, and only at the beginning of the 19th century did Danish politicians and economists in general come to realize the meaning of Smith's views. "Without exaggeration it can essentially be said that a quarter of a century was to pass from the time of the publication of the book in Denmark before Danish political economy fully made Adam Smith's theories and points of view its own. It took so long a time because the economic conditions as a whole in the years from 1780-1800 did not make desirable or necessary the changing of their concepts. That glorious commercial period had to pass before it was understood that we had altogether too little help in our own natural resources and that a different course was, therefore, necessary. Only when one had come so far could the new thinking find a nourishing soil so that it could develop strength with which to push aside the old ideas."(Hans Degen: "On the Danish Translation of Adam Smith and Contemporary Opinion Concerning It." Translated by Henrietta M. Larson. In: Adam Smith Across Nations, p. 51). Zoëga, however, viewed things differently, and in 1787 he published his great work "Attempts at developing solid Concepts of Labour and Trade, as the Means to promoting Wealth, as well as of Money and Fortune; Coinage; that in the Dukedom newly imported Scpecies Coin; Banks and that in Altona created Bank", which constitutes a milestone of Scandinavian economic thought. "As a contribution to the discussion for and against the change of the monetary system in the dukedoms, Johan Zoëga formulated a general economic theory in the work "Attemps at developing solid Concepts of Labour and Trade", 1787 (German ed. same year). In this work thoughts resembling those of Adam Smith are presented, although Johan Zoéga, according to a near contemporary source, has not read Adam Smith. In opposition to the then still prevailing mercantilist mindset, Johan Zoëga proposes in the book the notion that in a country there should not be produced goods that are not free to compete against similar imported goods, and that the influence of the state upon business and trade should generally be diminished. (Own translation from the Danish of: Dansk Biografisk Lexikon [DBL])

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        Karte der Magellanischen Strasse von Herrn Don Juan de la Cruz Canoy Olmedillo... und nach den Beobachtungen der Herrn Byron, Wallis, Carteret, und Bougainville

      Vienna:. 1787.. Large map of the Straits of Magellan, with soundings and detailed observations. 26 1/2 x 20" with large margins, copper engraving with period outline color. Inset of Patagonia and the Falkland Islands. Wonderfully detailed map marking the direction of water flow, soundings, mountains & wooded areas on shore, notable landmarks, with names in German, English & sometimes French. Some marginal waterstaining at the far right edge o/w very good condition with a few period folds.

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        Das verbesserte System der Illuminaten mit allen seinen Einrichtungen und Graden.

      Tit., 362 S., 1 w. Bl. Umschlag d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 522, (22), 8; Wolfstieg 42953. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Nach Aufhebung des Illuminatenordens erschienen. Enth. W.s Gedanken über Plan u. Einrichtung des Bundes, wie er sich ihn nunmehr dachte" (Wolfstieg). - Unbeschnitten. Tls. gebräunt.

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        Traité élémentaire de Chimie, présenté dans un ordre nouveau, et d'après les découvertes modernes.Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1789. First edition.

      "One of the great milestones in the history of chemical literature. By common consent modern chemistry begins with this work" (Neville), "which finally freed the science from its phlogiston chains and formed the starting point of its modern progress. It may be said to have done almost as much for chemistry as Newton's Principia did for physics." (Zeitlinger). PMM 238; Grolier/Horblit 64; Dibner 43; Evans 53; Sparrow 127.<br/><br/> "Lavoisier's chemical textbook includes the unified exposition of his four most significant contributions to chemistry. These are first, the use of accurate measurements for chemical researches, such as the balance for weight distribution at every chemical change; second, researches on combustion which effectively overthrew the phlogiston theory of Stahl; third, the law of conservation of mass; and fourth, the reform of chemical nomenclature, whereby every substance was assigned a definite name based upon the elements of which it was composed." (Norman). <br/><br/> "This book accomplished a chemical revolution ... Lavoisier made extensive use of the chemical balance when investigating the results of the calculation of metals. He proved that the increase in the weight of the calcined metals was due to something taken from the air, and that this effect was constant in all such processes. He named the substance oxygen. He repeated Cavendish's experiments and concluded that water was a compound of oxygen and hydrogen. Cavendish, still clinging to the phlogiston theory, had named them phlogiston and dephlogisticated air. Lavoisier perceived that respiration and combustion were similar processes, and, since oxygen was that part of the air that combined with metals in the process of combustion, he named the resulting substances oxides...<br/><br/> "One of the most important consequences of Lavoisier's work was the establishment of the concept of the conservation of matter. Compound bodies were now found to present the combined weight of the simple bodies of which they are composed, while, when these simple bodies are withdrawn, they have the same weight as was put into them; i.e. matter remains constant throughout all chemical changes... <br/><br/> "He finally established the modern conception of elements as substances which cannot be further decomposed. His 'Elementary Treatise on Chemistry' contains a list of twenty-three such elements, which are still recognized today. Together with Morveau and Berthollet he introduced a completely new system of chemical nomenclature in the <i>Méthode de Nomenclature Chimique</i>, Paris, 1787. Thus the great confusion as to the actual number of elements and the very fanciful nomenclature which still included many alchemical terms were finally swept away." (Printing and the Mind of Man). <br/><br/> "The thirteen copperplate illustrations for the <i>Traité</i> were drawn and engraved by Lavoisier's wife, a highly skilled draftswoman, engraver and painter who had studied under the artist Louis David." (Norman). <br/><br/> "An incomplete first issue in one volume (known in only about three copies) was circulated by Lavoisier, but he quickly decided that the book should be in two volumes, as here. Full details are given in Duveen & Klickstein (pp. 154-73)." (Neville Historical Chemical Library, p. 21).. Two volumes, 8vo (192 x 123 mm), contemporary French calf with gilt spine, one title label missing, pp [i-iv] v-xliv, [1] 2-322 and 2 printed folding tables; [i-iv] v-viii, [323] 324-653 [3] and 13 engraved folding plates. Fine and clean throughout

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      Suhm. Versione, lectionum varietate ac indice rerum. Auxit G. J. Thorkelin. Köpenhamn, Aug. Frid. Steinii, 1787. 4:o. XII,+ 354,+ (1) s. Ställvis med fläckar och lagerfläckar. Smutstitelsidan med graverad vinjett, liksom första textsidan. Välbevarat samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg med beige titeletikett, stänkmarmorerade snitt. L. F. Rääfs exlibris. Fint exemplar. Bibl. danica III, sp. 633. Fiske s. 145f. (som endast anger en upplaga från 1798). Isländsk-latinsk parallelltext. Fint exemplar av Editio princeps av en av de mer kända isländska sagorna. G. J. Thorkelin (1752-1829) var arkivarie vid Geheimearkivet och sekreterare för den Arnamagnæanske kommissionen

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        Teatro... venezia, nella stamperia di carlo palese, 1787-88.

      Sei volumi di cm. 21, pp. 2.000 circa complessive. Le 18 pagine finali contengono partiture musicali incise. Bel frontespizio inciso in rame a ciascun volume. Graziosa legatura coeva in cartoncino rigido rosa con titoli su tasselli bicolore ai dorsi. La leg. del secondo volume appena percettibilmente diversa. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, con poche tracce d'uso. Elegante edizione del teatro completo del conte Pepoli.

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