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        Directory for the City of Glasgow

      1787. Signed. (GRANT, Ulysses S.) TAIT, John. Directory, For the City of GlasgowÂ… From The 15th May 1783, to the 15 May 1784. Glasgow: Printed for John Tait, 1783 [i.e. 1877]. Small octavo, contemporary full pebbled navy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, brown morocco spine label, gilt-embossed arms, gilt-lettered ""General U.S. Grant"" to front board, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $6800.1877 facsimile of the 1783 first Glasgow Directory, “Presented by the publisher to General U.S. Grant” early in his world tour, boldly signed by Grant on this copyÂ’s special bound in presentation leaf beneath an inscription to the U.S. Consul to Glasgow, Samuel F. Cooper. Handsomely bound in full crushed morocco by Bickers & Son, with the front board gilt-stamped “General U.S. Grant” beneath the gilt-embossed Glasgow coat of arms.Ulysses S. Grant, along with his wife Julia and son Jesse, sailed for Europe on May 17, 1877, ten weeks after the inauguration of President Hayes, and arrived in Liverpool on May 28 to begin his world tour. This copy of Glasgow, Scotland's Directory would have had special meaning for Grant, for his ""family had originally come from Scotland to Massachusetts in May 1630"" (Cunningham, Shiloh, 11). Grant's lineage has also been traced ""to the Scottish clan named Grant, whose ancient motto was, 'Stand fast, Stand firm, Stand sure'"" (Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant). While in Scotland Grant often spoke of a ""common destiny"" between the two nations, and on Sept. 13th, the very day printed on this copy's presentation leaf, he made a speech in Glasgow where he thanked the city for ""making me a free burgess of this great city of Glasgow.""This copy contains a bound-in leaf printed: ""Presented by the Publisher to General U.S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States of America, On the occasion of his Visit to Glasgow. 13th September, 1877."" Below, in an unidentified hand on the same leaf, is written: ""Presented to S.F. Cooper by,"" followed by the signature of U.S. Grant with his bold flourish. Accompanying this special copy is a laid-in original invitation card from Brevet Brigadier General Baudeau to meet General Grant. During the Civil War Badeau served as Grant's military secretary and ""was present when Robert E. Lee surrendered to GrantÂ… In 1870 Grant named him consul general to LondonÂ… Badeau accompanied Grant during the general's travels through Europe in 1877-1879"" and was a research assistant to Grant in the writing of his Memoirs (ANB). This copy's recipient, Samuel Freeman Cooper, also named in the laid-in invitation, fought in the Union army in the Civil War, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1876 Grant appointed him the U.S. Consul to Glasgow, Scotland. This volume contains a 'faithful facsimile of the first Glasgow Directory,"" covering the period from May 15, 1783 to May 14, 1784. There are reportedly only ""three copies extant of the [original] first Glasgow Directory, issued in 1783. Also containing a laid-in detached leaf (from an unknown source) printed ""Welcome to General U.S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States"" and featuring a poem by Scottish poet William Tester, best known by his nom-de-plume, La Teste.A fine signed copy.

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        MEMOIRE SUR UNE QUESTION D'ADULTERE, de Seduction et de Diffamation pour le Sieur Kornman Contre la Dame Kornman son Epouse, Le Sr. Daudet de Jossan,: Le Sieur Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais, et M. Lenoir, Conseiller d'Etat & ancien Lieutenant-General de Police. EDITION ORIGINALE.

      1787 - (Codice AN/3153) In-4 (26x19,5 cm) 112 pages. Reliés à la suite (meme date et format) tous en edition originale: PIÈCES JUSTIFICATIVES, XLVI pages.- MÉMOIRE DE PIERRE-AUGUSTIN CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS EN RÉPONSE AU LIBELLE DIFFAMATOIRE, SIGNÉ, GUILLAUME KORNMAN, 1ère Partie, 36 pages - MÉMOIRE DU SIEUR KORMANN, EN REPONSE AU MÉMOIRE DU SIEUR DE BEAUMARCHAIS, 38 pages - MÉMOIRE PRÉSENTÉ AU ROI, PAR M.LENOIR, CONSEILLER D'ÉTAT ET IMPRIMÉ AVEC LA PERMISSION DE SA MAJESTÉ, 17(1) pp. - OBSERVATIONS DU SIEUR KORNMANN, EN RÉPONSE AU MÉMOIRE DE M.LENOIR, 42 pages - MÉMOIRE POUR LA DAME KORNMANN: CONTRE LE SIEUR GUILLAUME KORNMANN, SON EPOUX, 22 pages. - RÉSUMÉ DU JUGEMENT DU 3 AVRIL DU PROCÉS KO . Daté 1789, 72 pages, in 12° (20 cm). Reliure du temps demi cuir et coins, dos manquant, plat avant et garde détachés, intérieur en très bon état. Euro 750.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging

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        Letter... on the Proposed Abolition of the African Slave Trade

      1787. First Edition . RANDOLPH, Rev. F[rancis], M.A. A Letter to the Honourable William Pitt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, &c. &c. On the Proposed Abolition of the African Slave Trade. London: T. Cadell, 1788. Slim octavo, period-style three-quarter black cloth and marbled boards; pp. 56. $1650.First edition of RandolphÂ’s important 1788 Letter against swift abolition of the slave trade, published the same year Prime Minister Pitt, “substituting for Wilberforce,” raised the subject in House of Commons, with Randolph instead proposing fresh regulations for slave owners and the slave trade, from the collection of the New York Historical Society.At a time when ""the British share of the European slave traffic was higher than ever,"" famed abolitionists Clarkson and Wilberforce worked with Prime Minister Pitt in February 1788 to create a committee of the Privy Council charged with investigating the slave trade. Three months later Pitt, ""substituting for Wilberforce who was ill, introduced the subject of the trade in the House of Commons. That session passed a bill sponsored by William Dolben that regulated the dimensions of slave ships"" (Rodriquez, Historical Encyclopedia I:162). Dolben's bill, known as the ""Middle Passage"" Bill, was passed that same July, and Pitt ordered ""Captain Parrey, a naval surveyor, to take measurements of slaving vessels docked at Liverpool. Parrey came back with surveys of several ships measurements, including those of the slaver called the Brookes (or Brooks). The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade used the measurements of the Brookes and created the now-famous Brookes diagram"" (Encyclopedia of African American History, 285).Randolph's LetterÂ… on the Proposed Abolition of the African Slave Trade, published soon after, is a key document in calling for restraint amidst demands for abolition of the slave trade. While Randolph praises such efforts, his Letter clearly signals the authority of those who opposed to the urgency of Pitt, Clarkson and Wilberforce. Randolph is especially mindful of how ""slavery and the slave trade were tied closely to the rights of private property, the political freedom of colonies and states, and the economic rewards of international competition"" (Davis, Homicide to Slavery, 244-5). He insists we cannot ""pay the Tribute of Mercy without endangering the Treasury."" A sympathetic reviewer observed that Randolph's Letter ""inclines strongly to the cause of freedomÂ… and since a total abolition of Negro-slavery is not likely soon to happen, he proposes a set of very proper regulations for the African trade, and for the better treatment of slaves in the plantations"" (Monthly Review, May 1788, 429). By 1807, however, those who shared Randolph's views were confronted by Parliament's passage of the Slave Trade Act and the next year Clarkson's History, with its folding map of Brookes slave ship. Sabin 67823. Allibone II:1738. Hogg, African Slave Trade:155. With deaccession inkstamp of the New York Historical Society: ""Withdrawn N-YHS."" Faint instamp: ""Bound N.Y.H.S. May 10 1943.""Text very fresh with only lightest scattered foxing. A highly desirable near-fine copy of a major work in the history of slavery.

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        Gründliche Nachricht von der . Stadt Lübeck welche den Einheimischen und Fremden aus unverwerflichen Dokumenten mit aufrichtiger Feder ertheilet wird. 3. stark vermehrte Aufl., hrsg. v. J.H. Schnobel. Lübeck, Green, 1787. 1 Titel, 10 Bll., 546 S. Mit 1 doppelseit. gestoch. Ansicht und 1 mehrf. gefalt. gestoch. Grundriss von Lübeck. Schöner Pgt. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. (gering fleckig).

      1787 - Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 1107f.- Mit der schönen Ansicht und dem Grundrissplan von Lübeck.- Titelblatt mit zwei hinterlegten Ausschnitten (kein Textverlust), die Ansicht von Lübeck (Sahlmann 4.29) am Falz fachgerecht an das Titelblatt montiert. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Country Gentleman's Architect

      1787. First Edition . MILLER, J. The Country Gentleman's Architect, In a Great Variety of New DesignsÂ… London: I. and J. Taylor, 1787. Tall quarto (8-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches), contemporary full speckled brown sheep rebacked in calf gilt, red morocco spine label. $2500.First edition of J. MillerÂ’s exceedingly rare and highly influential architectural work, with 32 full-page engraved uncolored aquatints of elegant plans for lodges and farmyards, “the last English pattern-book of classicizing designs for such buildings,” scarce in contemporary boards.Between 1780 and 1815 a series of major architectural works appeared, leading the way to a turning point in the design of rural architecture. Miller's The Country Gentleman was highly influential in inaugurating this period—a span of 35 years that contains ""the greatest amount of written theory by contemporary architects relating to the design of country houses"" (Blutman, Architectural History XI:25). In addition, The Country Gentleman was one of the first of the 18th-century pattern books to offer designs for lodges and farmyards, and it ""superseded the publications of farmhouse designs by Garrett, Halfpenny and LightolerÂ… It was the last English pattern-book of classicizing designs for such buildings,"" signaling a defining alternative to the Picturesque style. The book's elegant designs are highly reminiscent of Halfpenny and Lightoler in their simplicity and in displaying very symmetrical facades composed of rectangles and squares. This has led many to speculate that this work's author, J. Miller, ""was the engraver of Halfpenny's plates"" (Harris, 316). First edition. There were subsequent editions in 1791, 1793 and 1805; all are extremely rare. In the last 40 years only four copies have appeared on the market. Containing 32 full-page engraved uncolored aquatints, printed title and explanatory leaves to plates 3-15 (as issued); one leaf of publisher's ads at rear. Abbey Life 38. Archer 208.1. Harris 555. Interior generally fresh with only faint occasional dampstaining minimally affecting some plates, light expert restoration to contemporary boards. An extremely good copy of this seminal work.

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        Manuscript document signed

      1787. Signed. FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Manuscript document signed. Philadelphia: October 13, 1787. Single sheet of vellum, 16 by 13-1/2 inches, writing on recto, with fragile paper seals; window framed with portrait; entire piece measures 33 by 23 inches. $22,000.Exceptional original manuscript document in a secretarial hand, a deed conveying a ""Tract of Land called 'Tinsley's Fortune'"" to William Tinsley, boldly signed by Benjamin Franklin as President of Pennsylvania, and with the fragile paper seals of Pennsylvania present and intact. This rare official document is dated less than a month after the Constitutional Convention, at which Franklin played a key role: ""His closing speech supporting the Constitution was the most effective propaganda for its ratification. Franklin's presence and argument contributed more than any other element to harmonize the delegates and to persuade 39 of the 42 members present to sign the formal document"" (ANB).This rare official document, dated October 13, 1787, is boldly signed by Benjamin Franklin as President of Pennsylvania below the state's embossed seal. Franklin was not only the state's president, but also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, convened in Philadelphia on May 25 of this year. Franklin is the only Founding Father to be signatory to all four key documents in America's founding: the Declaration of Independence, Treaty of Paris, Treaty of Alliance with France and the U.S. Constitution. Franklin served as President of Pennsylvania from October 1785 to October 1788. It is in that capacity that he signed this document. The official signature of James Trimble, Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania, also appears on this document affirming a land sale, stating in part: ""In Witness whereof His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esquire President of the Supreme Executive Council hath hereto set his hand.""The document, entirely in manuscript in a fine and legible secretarial hand, reads, in part: ""The Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To all to whom these Presents shall Come Greeting. Know ye that in consideration of the monies paid by William Tinsley into the Receiver General's Office of this Commonwealth at the granting of the warrant herein after mentionedÂ… there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said William Tinsley a certain tract of land called 'Tinsley's Fortune' situated on one of the branches of Youghiogheni River in Franklin Township Fayette CountyÂ… In Witness of whereof His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esq., President of the Supreme Executive Council hath hereto set his hand and caused the State Seal to be hereto affixed in Council the thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the Commonwealth the Twelfth. Attest James Trimble for John Armstrong jun. Sec'ry. [signed in the left margin, with flourish] Benjamin Franklin."" This document is also signed by James Trimble, Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania from 1777 until his death in 1836. The original fragile, ornate, eight-pointed star paper seal is present, faintly embossed with the seal of Pennsylvania. Typical faint fold lines, one just beneath but not touching Franklin's signature and flourishes. Fine condition, a scarce document boldly signed by Franklin, beautifully framed.

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        Descripciones De Las Islas Pithiusas y Baleares.

      En La Imprenta De La Viuda De Ibarra, Hijos y Cia., Madrid 1787 - Portada - XXIV pp. - 1 hoja - 158 pp. y 3 estados plegados. Todo impreso en buen papel de hilo y a grandes márgenes. Muy conservado ejemplar encuadernado de época a plena piel con decoración al oro en ambas tapas y florones y un tejuelo en la lomera. Cantos fileteados. Size: 24,5 x 18,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESSAYS ON THE MICROSCOPE. Containing a Practical Description of the most improved Microscopes:

      London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, 1787. PLATE VOLUME ONLY 1787. Oblong folio, approximately 410 x 285 mm, 16 x 11¼ inches, 32 engraved plates, numbered 1-31; with 26A and. 26B, making 32 in total, all with old ink descriptions, bound in half black roan, dull cloth covers. Spine rubbed, upper hinge slightly weak but still holding, cloth covers slightly wrinkled, margins of plates water stained, not affecting images, some wear to edges of plates, first inner paper hinge strengthened with binder's white linen, bottom of first free endpaper has small repair, plate 30 has a 2" closed margin tear not affecting image, neatly repaired on the blank side, title page has a crossed out ink name to top margin, ink initials to first free endpaper, pale age-browning throughout. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Azémor ou Tableau des Moeurs et Coutumes du Pays de Solamir.

      Paris: Chez les Libraires Associes, 1787. Two volumes, duodecimo; contemporary French quarter calf. The very rare first edition of this work, which purports to be the translation of an ancient text describing an expedition to "Solamir" in North Africa.The young Greek Azémor, travelling with Tiresias in order to learn the ways of government, journeys to Solamir, known only to a few Europeans, and which can only be reached after journeying right across Egypt. Described as one of the most beautiful nations in the world, it has for centuries dwelt in the peace and repose of temperate laws allied with the naturally amiable disposition of the locals. Tiresias comments: 'Je connais un pays dans l'univers, où les vices répandus sur la surface du Globe n'ont point encore pénétré. Cette contrée heureuse est Solamir'. Enchanted, Azémor describes the felicity of the utopian society and proceeds to fall in love with Tiresias's daughter Mirza. The later books chronicle Azémor's travels throughout the world before his eventual return and marriage.Azémor was published in two volumes in Paris in 1787, the author identified only as "M. de P." However, recent research by Ray Howgego effectively confirms that the author was the French soldier, historian and military tactician François Jacques Maximilien de Chastenet (1716-82), marquis de Puységur (hence "M. de P."). This attribution is confirmed by a manuscript note inscribed in a single copy of another book by the marquis titled Considérations sur l'Influence des Moeurs dans l'État militaire des Nations ('London', i.e. Paris, 1788) and imprinted 'par l'auteur d'Azémor'. The note, inscribed on the back of the half title page, clearly attributes this book, and hence Azémor, to Chastenet.Little is known of Chastenet's life except that he followed his more famous father into the army and was the recipient of numerous military honours, becoming maréchal de France, lieutenant general, and in 1782, the year of his death, commander of the royal and military order of St Louis. He died on 2 February 1782. His books include a study of Chinese military tactics, État actuel de l'art et de la science militaire à la Chine (Paris, 1773); a tactical study titled Art de la Guerre (Paris, 1748); and a critique of the place of the church in French society, Discussion intéressante sur la prétention du clergé d'être le premier ordre d'un État, which was censured by the authorities in 1768. His only novel, a 'roman sans aventure, et écrit avec esprit, par un homme du monde', was Histoire de Madame de Bellerive, ou, Principes sur l'amour et sur l'amitié ('London', i.e. Paris, 1768).The book exists only in the first edition and has never been reprinted. Boards rubbed, some chipping to spines.

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        Gentleman's Magazine. Volume LVII, Number 5 and Number 6

      1787. First Edition . (CONSTITUTION) URBAN, Sylvanus. Gentleman's Magazine. Volume LVII, Number 5 and Number 6. London: Printed by John Nichols, 1787. Two volumes. Octavo, modern plain paper wrappers. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $3500.First edition of two 1787 issues of England’s influential Gentleman’s Magazine for November and December, featuring one of the earliest English printings of the American Constitution, also containing a rich array of articles on science, government, religion, economics and art, along with four copper-engraved plates (one folding).England's Gentleman's Magazine, founded by Edward Cave under the pseudonym ""Sylvanus Urban,"" was so influential that its impact extended to America where, in 1741, Franklin's General Magazine was chiefly ""patterned after London's ten-year-old Gentleman's Magazine"" (Isaacson, 118). This journal soundly reflected Britain's concerns over its rebellious colonies—as seen by its inclusion of one of the very earliest complete English printings of the American Constitution (Number 5, pp. 1008-1011; Number 6, pp. 1110-12). Signed in Philadelphia in September 1787, the earliest official printings of the Constitution were published by order of the Continental Congress as broadsides and folios (extraordinarily rare and virtually unobtainable); some were printed for distribution to individual states and reprinted as pamphlets. The public first read the Constitution in unofficial newspaper printings. This volume's November issue, with its printing of the Constitution, appeared while both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were abroad on diplomatic duties. On reading the Constitution in London, Adams quickly wrote Jefferson in Paris over its absence of a bill of rights: ""What think you of a Declaration of Rights? Should not a thing have preceded the model?"" (McCullough, 379). There is only one non-American separate 1787 printing of the Constitution recorded by ESTC, printed for Debrett in London. Gentleman's Magazine includes reviews and articles on science, religion, parliamentary affairs, crime, economics, commerce and much more. Lowndes, 876. Sabin 26954. Fine condition. Scarce and desirable.

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        Carte géographique de la Sicilie ou l'on voit la distance qu'il ya de cette isle à l'Italie et la position des isles de Lipari Copié Matth Sutteri, par J. Houel, qui l'a verifiée dans les années

      1787. Incisione in rame, mm 425x480, impressa su carta vergata con marca d'acqua. Fascinosa carta dell'isola di Sicilia con Malta. L'autore, famoso incisore pittore e architetto francese, fu un celebre viaggiatore del Grand Tour. La mappa, stampata in seppia, proviene dal quarto volume di "Voyage pittoresque des isles de Sicile, de Malta et de Lipari tra il 1782 e il 1787", una delle più importanti opere del XVIII secolo riguardante il Grand Tour. I quattro volumi che costituiscono l'opera contengono oltre 200 tavole realizzate dall'autore nel corso del viaggio. La mappa fu copiata da quella di M. Seutter del 1744, da cui è preso anche il particolare di Malta, che mancava nella carta del 1782 pubblicata nel primo tomo dell'opera. Houel decise di disegnare una nuova carta della Sicilia per soddisfare le esigenze del suo pubblico e gli standard della produzione cartografica del tempo; la mappa, ricchissima di toponimi, presenta il reticolo geografico, evidenzia nell'orografia un imponente Etna, il cartiglio in alto a sinistra porta il titolo e in basso sempre a sinistra, il riquadro con l'isola di Malta con legenda e scala linearia. A destra in basso è riportata una legenda con la scala linearia. Ottimo esemplare marginoso. Rara. Valerio - Spagnolo, Sicilia 1477 - 1861, La collezione Spagnolo-Patermo in quattro secoli di cartografia, n° 265; Dufour-La Gumina, Imago Siciliae, pag. 231.

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        Amsterdam Amstelland.

      AMSTERDAM AMSTELLAND, IN KAART GEBRACHT DOOR OPRUKKENDE PRUISENKaart van de omgeving van Amsterdam - "Carte des environs d'Amsterdam représentant d'un coup d'oeil les avenues fortifiées avec les inondations autour de cette ville célèbre, telles quelles étoient vers la fin de Septembre 1787; et en même tems les quartiers des Troupes Prussiennes et leurs attaques au lendemain le 1er d'Octobre, sous les ordres de S.A.S. le Duc régnant de Brunswick, pour servir de mémoire ? l'histoire de cette époque rémarquable."Zeldzame (later) met de hand gekleurde kopergravure gedrukt van 2 platen. Gegraveerd door G. Tischbein en opgedragen door C.G. De Schaikowsky 1ste luitenant in het leger van de koning van Pruisen, aan Charles Guillaume Ferdinand, hertog van Braunschweig en Luneburg. Afmeting prent: ca. 62 x95 cm.De kaart is een momentopname uit de periode dat de Republiek in crisis verkeert. De Patriotten hadden zich sinds 1780 georganiseerd om bestuurlijke misstanden aan de kaak te kunnen stellen en om de incapabele stadhouder Willem V te controleren en in zijn macht te beperken. In 1784 braken in Rotterdam rellen uit tussen patriotten en orangisten. Op 15 september 1785 ontvluchtte Willem V Den Haag, nadat de Staten van Holland hem hadden ontheven van zijn functie als bevelhebber van het Haagse garnizoen. In Amsterdam en Rotterdam werden eind april 1787 een aantal prinsgezinde vroedschapsleden en burgemeesters vervangen, zonder goedkeuring van de stadhouder.De patriottische euforie zou echter maar kort duren. In juni 1787 besloot Wilhelmina van Pruisen, de vrouw van de stadhouder, terug te gaan naar Den Haag om de orangisten daar op te wekken tot verzet tegen de patriotten. Bij Goejanverwellesluis werd ze aangehouden, waarop haar broer, de koning van Pruisen, een enorm leger naar de Republiek stuurde om de orde te herstellen. Tegen deze overmacht hadden de patriotten geen verweer. De patriotten weken uit naar Amsterdam (de kaart schetst de situatie van eind september 1787), maar reeds op 10 oktober gaf de stad zich over. Binnen enkele maanden zat Willem V weer stevig in het zadel en was de rust hersteld.Prijs: ? 3.450,- (incl. lijst).

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        Notes on the State of Virginia

      1787 - JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Notes on the State of Virginia. London: For John Stockdale, 1787. [4], 382 p. Large folding map hand colored in outline, folding table. Modern antique-style calf, very skillfully rebound in exact style of the original binding and retaining the original spine label. Gutter and top of title leaf soiled and darkened, second leaf lightly soiled and verso with offsetting from the adjacent map, else a very attractive copy with almost no foxing. The map has one neat and very early short repaired tear on the verso else is clean and largely free of foxing and offsetting. First English edition of one of Jefferson's most important printed works. Largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785, this London edition is the book's first appearance in English. The very handsome map, engraved by Samuel J. Neele, is based on the Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson map of Virginia and, like that map, depicts parts of the surrounding states. The evolution of Jefferson's text, and its publication history, is told in considerable detail in Millicent Sowerby's catalogue of Jefferson's library. Howes J78; Clark I, 262; ESTC T147402. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Flora Silesiaca. Band I und Band IV (Supplementum).

      Vratislaviae (Breslau), Korn 1787 - EA - Erstausgabe. Original, kein Reprint. Band I (1787): XXXVI + X (Elenchus) + 639 Seiten + 53 kolorierte Kupfertafeln (teilweise nummeriert a und b, teilweise 2 Tafelnummern auf einer Tafel), in den Text eingebunden (nicht immer in aufsteigender Nummerierung). -- Band IV (1823): Supplementum (2 Teile in einem Band). Teil 1: XL +345 Seiten. Teil 2: 334 Seiten + 5 mehrfach ausfaltbare farbige Kupfertafeln. Ca. 20 cm x ca. 12,5 cm. Halbledereinb

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        Expériences sur les Végétaux spécialement sur la Propriété qu'ils possèdent à un haut degré, soit d'améliorer l'Air quand ils sont au soleil, soit de le corrompre la nuit, ou lorsqu'ils sont à l'ombre; auxquelles on a joint une Méthode nouvelle de juger du degré de salubrité de l'Atmosphère. Traduit de l'anglois, par l'auteur. Nouvelle édition, revue et augmentée.

      Paris, Barrois, 1787-1789, 2 vol. in 8°, de CXII-384pp. 1f., 1 planche h.t. et LVI-509pp., demi-veau époque, dos lisse orné, un mors lég. fendu, cachets. Très rare seconde édition très augmentée, la 1ere de 1780 était en un seul volume. Les importantes expériences d'Ingen-Housz, médecin et botaniste anglais d'origine hollandaise, sont à la base de la découverte de la photosynthèse. ¶ Daumas p.1190 : « Le médecin anglais Ingen-Housz constata qu'à la lumière les plantes purifient l'air, mais qu'il n'en est pas de même la nuit et il interpréta clairement ce résultat un peu plus tard, grâce aux découvertes chimiques de Lavoisier. »- Garrison Morton n°103 pour l'édit. anglaise de 1779 : « Ingen-Housz showed that the green part of plants, when exposed to light, fix the free carbon dioxide of the atmosphere, but that in darkness plants have no such power. Thus he proved that animal life is dependent ultimately on plant life, a discovery of fundamental importance in the economy of the world of living things » - Duveen p.305 - Wellcome III-329 - Dibner Heralds of Science n° 29.

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        Ost Preussen I.-V. Bl. - N. 74 - 77 - Gestochen von Anton Amon in Wien':.

      - 5 altkolorierte Kupferstiche v. Anton Amon aus Allgemeiner Grosser Atlass herausgegeben von F. A. Schraembl . b. Philipp Joseph Schalbacher in Wien, 1787-1788, je ca. 45,5 x 56,5 J

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        De la France et des États-Unis ou de l'importance de la Révolution de l'Amérique pour le bonheur de la France, des rapports de ce royaume et des États-Unis, des avantages réciproques qu'ils peuvent retirer de leurs liaisons de commerce, et enfin de la situation actuelle des États-Unis.

      Londres, 1787, in 8°, de XXIV-XLVIII 344pp., pl. veau brun moucheté époque, dos lisse à filets dorés, bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare de cet ouvrage important destiné à stimuler les relations économiques entre la France et les Etats-Unis. En 1787 Brissot, St. John de Crèvecoeur, Clavière et Bergasse fondèrent à Paris la Société Gallo-Américaine, dans le but de renforcer les relations franco-américaines. Les auteurs traitent ici des rapports commerciaux pouvant unir la France et les États-Unis, des importations et échanges commerciaux : vins, cuirs, fourrures, pêches, tabacs, blés, soieries, sel, huile de baleines etc... Il est aussi question de la "guerre contre les sauvages", des troubles dans l'État du Massachusetts, de "l'affranchissement des Nègres", des Quakers, etc... Dédié au Congrès américain l'ouvrage contient in fine un plaidoyer pour le système politique américain, avec une lettre de Calonne à Jefferson. ¶ Kress B.1169 - Goldsmiths 13307 - Einaudi 1121 - INED 809 & 1123 - Sabin 13516 - Howes C464 - pas dans Leclerc.

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        Oeuvres de M. l'abbé Spallanzani

      - Chez Pierre Duplain, à Pavie & se trouve à Paris 1787, in-8 (12x20cm), 3 volume reliés. - Prima edizione collettiva, portando Opuscules animale e vegetale fisica ed esperienze al servizio della storia della generazione di animali e piante; con il contorno della storia degli esseri organizzati prima della fecondazione Jezan Sennebier. traduzione di John Sennebier. Il terzo volume: esperienze, ecc porta l'indirizzo di Barthélémy Chirol a Ginevra alla stessa data del 1787. Bound in pieno vitello periodo in marmo. Torna liscio decorato con diversi ferri (covone di grano, stelle) e ruote greci. Come parte marocco numero del volume marocchino rosso e verde (numero del volume in coda). Tripla mentoring netto sui piatti. Graffi larghi sulle stoviglie. Copie Belle. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition collective, réunissant Opuscules de physique animale et végétale et Expériences pour servir à l'histoire de la génération des animaux et des plantes ; avec une ébauche de l'histoire des êtres organisés avant leur fécondation par Jean Sennebier. Traduction par Jean Sennebier. Le troisième volume : Expériences, etc, porte l'adresse de Barthélémy Chirol à Genève à la même date de 1787 (même adresse que pour l'originale parue en 1785). Édition illustrée de 9 planches dépliantes in fine, 3 dans le premier volume et 6 dans le troisième. Reliures en plein veau raciné d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de plusieurs fers (gerbe de blé, étoiles) et de roulettes grecques. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert (tomaison en queue). Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Larges épidermures sur les plats. Légers défauts sur les dos. Bel exemplaire, en outre parfaitement frais. Réunion des plus importantes oeuvres de ce grand biologiste que fut Spallanzani, remarquable non seulement pour ses hypothèses, mais pour son imagination en terme de méthode expérimentale. Les opuscules contiennent les Expériences sur la digestion, qui ne se trouvent pas dans l'originale, dans lesquelles Spallanzani démontre l'importance des sucs gastriques dans le processus digestif. Il démontrera également que la théorie de la génération spontanée est fausse, découvre le secret de la fécondation entre un spermatozoïde et un ovule, celui de la régénération chez certains animaux ; il réalisera la première insémination artificielle chez une chienne. On lui doit ainsi de nombreuses avancées dans les sciences, dont les effets ne se feront ressentir que bien plus tard, mais surtout il marque son époque par sa rigueur scientifique et ses protocoles de démonstration qui pointent une inventivité et une clairvoyance qui semblent inépuisables. Ex-libris aux armes du XIXème de Dampierre

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        uvres philosophiques et politiques.

      - Neufchâtel, Imprimerie Typographique, 1787. 2 volumes in-8, demi-veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d'un décor de compartiments garnis de filets et fleurons à froid, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux, tranches mouchetées citron, xlviij, 452, (18) p. ("Avertissement du traducteur" et table) et (2) f., iv, 292 [i.e. 308] p., portrait frontispice gravé sur cuivre. Première édition collective française des œuvres de Hobbes, ornée d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé sur cuivre par Le Beau d'après Le Clère. 'Les éléments du Citoyen' et 'Le Corps politique' sont donnés dans la traduction de référence de Samuel Sorbière. 'La Nature Humaine' est traduite par d'Holbach. (Tchemerzine-Scheler, III, 734. Vercruysse, 'Holbach', 1787 D1. Manque à Macdonald & Hargreaves). Petits accrocs à un mors. Très bon exemplaire, frais, imprimé sur beau papier, grand de marges, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Logische und philosophische Abhandlungen. Zum Druck befördert von Joh. Bernoulli. 2 Bände. Berlin, bey dem Herausgeber, 1782. (Band 2:) Berlin, bey dem Herausgeber und bey F. de la Garde, Leipzig, G. E. Beer 1787. 8°. XXXII, 528; (4), 428 Seiten, 1 gefaltete Tafel. Kalblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung.

      (Band 2:) Berlin, bey dem Herausgeber und bey F. de la Garde, Leipzig, G. E. Beer, 1787. Erste Ausgabe. Steck, Bibl. Lambertiana II, 4 - Risse, Bibl. log. I, 227 - Ziegenfuß II, 11. Titelrückseite gestempelt, die Einbände berieben, Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. Sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Höchst selten.

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        Beschreibung der Ausmessungs-Methode, welche bey den Dänischen geographischen Karten angewendet worden. Mit Kupfern.

      Dresden, In der Waltherischen Hofbuchhandlung, 1787. ____ Première édition. Description de la méthode employée pour lever les cartes géographiques au Danemark. Thomas Bugge (1740-1815) était professeur d'astronomie et directeur de l'observatoire de l'Université Copenhague. Traduit par Johann Friedrich Marcus et édité par Friedrich Ludwig Aster. Illustré par une gravure allégorique sur le titre, 3 planches dont 2 sur double page et une grande carte dépliante du Danemark. Une planche représente des instruments.*-------* First edition. Description of the method used to draw maps in Denmark. Thomas Bugge (1740-1815) was professor of astronomy and director of the Observatory of Copenhagen University. Translated by Johann Friedrich Marcus and edited by Friedrich Ludwig Aster. Illustrated by an allegorical engraving on title, 3 plates including 2 on double page, and a large folding map of Denmark. One plate shows instruments. In-4. Collation : 171, (3) pp., 4 planches h.-t. En feuilles, tel que paru, boîte cartonnée de conservation.

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        Tagebuch seiner Beobachtungen über Schriftsteller und über sich selbst. Zur Karakteristik der Philosophie und Religion dieses Mannes. (Hrsg. von J. G. Heinzmann). 2 Bände.

      Bern Haller Format: 8° [2] 384; 352 [14] S Mit 2 wiederholten gestochenen Titelvignetten und großer gestochener Schlussvignette Marmorierte dunkelblaue Halbkalbslederbände der Zeit mit hellbraunen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung sowie blauem Schnitt und Marmorpapierdeckelbezügen unwesentlich berieben und kaum bestoßen 1787 - *** Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Kritiken und zeitgeschichtliche Einschätzungen des Schweizer Mediziners, Botanikers, Schriftstellers und Wissenschaftspublizisten Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), der als einer der letzten Universalgelehrten galt. Neben bahnbrechenden anatomischen Studien war Haller vor allem für seine großartigen Gedichtsammlungen ("Die Alpen" 1729) und für seine zahlreichen Literaturkritiken bekannt, die er in diesen beiden Bänden zusammenfasst. Dabei verfasste er dermaßen viele Rezensionen über die Schriften seiner Zeitgenossen, das sich das Gerücht verbreitete, er würde selbst auf seinem Pferde noch lesen. Enthalten sind u. a. die "Beurtheilungen und Auszüge für die philosophische und schöne Litteratur" sowie "Fragmente religiöser Empfindungen". Auch die ganz großen seiner Epoche rezensierte er: "Wider das Drama Götz v. Berlichingen. Hr. S. befürchtet, wenn der Geschmack solcher pièces á tiroir überhand nähme, so gienge die ächte Tragödie verlohren." (Band II, Seite 47). Goehte hatte das Motto für seinen „Götz von Berlichingen" dem Staatsroman „Usong" von Albrecht von Haller übernommen. Vorsatz mit alten Einträgen, darunter eigenhändig "Sum ex bibliotheca Christ Guilielmi Aemilii Reyman, Protomedici", sonst durchgehend weißes, sehr sauberes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar in prächtigen zeitgenössischen Einbänden - eine Kostbarkeit für eine vornehme Literatur-Bibliothek, der die Bände auch entstammen. Goedeke XII, 101, 4. 2 Bände. Erste und einzige Ausgabe.

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        TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA, In the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782. Two volume set.

      Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson Pater-Noster-Row, London 1787 - Two volume set. First edition in English. Original full tree calf bindings, with original green and maroon leather spine labels. The hinges, especially of the first volume, are tender, with minor to moderate rubbing and wear to the spine and extremities. Complete with two engraved folding maps, and three folding plates. While there are a few small spots of staining, the text and plates are remarkably bright and clean. First edition in English. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Krünitz, Oeconomische Encyklopädie, 20 Bände (ab Band 1), 268 Kupfer-Tafeln, 1787-1789

      Joseph Georg Traßler 1787-1789, Brünn - Oeconomische Encyklopädie oder allgemeines System der Staats- Stadt- Haus- und Landwirthschaft, in alphabetischer Ordnung; von D. Johann Georg Krünitz. 20 Bände der Ökonomischen Enzyklopädie von Krünitz in identischem Einband, beginnend mit dem ersten Teil (Theile 1-3, 5-6, 8-9, 11-15, 17, 19, 21-25, 27). Brünn, Joseph Georg Traßler, 1787-1789. Schöne Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen. Dreiseitiger, roter Farbschnitt. Lesebändchen. Format ca. 21 cm x 13,5 cm. Je Band ein Frontispiz & Titelkupfer. Insgesamt 16.140 S. & mit 268 - teils gefalteten - Kupfertafeln (vollständig). Wie auch den 30 Originalbildern in der Galerie zu entnehmen, sind die Bücher insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Keine fehlenden oder losen Seiten, Buchblock fest. Alle Kupfertafeln vorhanden. Seiten sauber, keine Unterstreichungen oder Einrisse, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Gelegentlich ein Fleck, Seiten etwas gebräunt, zwei Bände mit hellbraunen Wasserrändern. Einige Seiten haben Eselsohren / geknickte Ecken. In drei Bänden ist an einer Stelle mittig die Bindung zu sehen. Innendeckel bei Band 1 bis 12 mit Blumenmuster; ab Band 13 blau gemustert (s. Bilder 5+6); bei drei Bänden ist mittig das Vorsatzpapier ca. 4 cm eingerissen. Auf dem Titel oder Schmutzblatt Bibliotheksstempel („Bibliotheka O.O. Bernardynow", s. Bild 8). Auf dem Schmutzblatt zudem handschriftlich bei einem Band eine Zahl; bei einem ein Text in alter Schrift & bis auf zwei Bände bei allen die Signatur „K 1". Die Abbildung (=Figur) 641 in Band 12 ist falsch bezeichnet (muss 651 heißen). Der Einband ist berieben, Buchecken bestoßen. Oberer Buchschnitt gedunkelt. Rückenansicht äußerst homogen. Papierbezug der Buchdeckel mit Anschmutzungen, kaum Bereibung; lediglich drei Deckel mit einer schadhaften Stelle von je 1 x 1 cm bis 2 x 1 cm & ein Deckel mit Abrieb an der unteren Kante entlang. Ledereinband bei etwa der Hälfte der Bände mit kleineren Wurmspuren. An fünf Buchrücken eine schadhafte Stelle & drei Rückenkanten etwas ausgefasert (s. auch Bilder 29+30). Außengelenk bei etwa einem Drittel mit Einrissen von 1-4 cm / Die Bilder 2 ff. & die genaue Kollation der vorliegenden Bände finden Sie wie immer auf unseren eigenen Internetseiten. 35000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau traité physique et économique, par forme de dissertations, de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe; ... Seconde édition, revue, corrigé, augmenteé. Paris, the author, 1787-1789. 50 parts in 3 volumes, bound as 1. Folio. With 3 title-pages and 72 engraved flower, fruit and tree plates, coloured as published. Early 19th-century half calf, shell-marbled sides.

      BMC NH, p. 275 (vols. 1-2 only); Pritzel 1332 (vols. 1-2 only); WorldCat (1 copy incl. volume 3); cf. Hunt 625 note & 656 note (Hist. univ. only); Nissen BBI 287 (Hist. univ. only). One of the most complete copies known of a lovely collection of botanical illustrations with accompanying texts, many of medicinal interest, including the extremely rare third volume (with 9 plates). Included are flowers, fruits, trees, a carnivorous plant, tobacco, coffee, tea, cocoa, a durion and many more from around the world. Several Asian plants are drawn in an Asian style with lettering in Chinese characters. The author himself presented the book as a corrected and expanded second edition of his Histoire universelle du règne végétal, but it is in fact "a distinct work" (BMC NH) and the plates in the Histoire are also usually uncoloured.Most copies include only volumes 1 and 2, with 64 or 65 plates in total. The parts were designed to be issued separately as well, and the make-up varies from copy to copy. Most of the parts include the author's advertisements, which help to establish the chronology of both these parts and his other works. Volume 3 is not recorded in the literature, and we located only two other copies that include this volume: one in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris (although it does not appear in their on-line catalogue), and another in the UB Augsburg, both with an unspecified number of plates.In very good condition, with most leaves untrimmed and with only an occasional tear or stain. The binding is shabby, with the spine damaged and the sides rubbed. One of the most complete copies, with the rare volume 3, of an important botanical publication, with 72 coloured plates.

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        Harrison's British Classicks. First edition, 1785-7, eight volumes in 18th century full tree calf.

      London: Harrison and Co., 1785- 1787 - First edition, 8 vols, 8vo (8½” x 5”), (2), 463, viii, 81, (1); (2), 358, iv, 366; (2), 641, (1); (2), 641; (5), 650-1260; (2), x, 3-313, (1), 208, i-iv, (5)-199, (1); (2), 490, 96; (2), 146, 124, 80, (2), 45, (3), 86, engraved volume titles, printed titles for each work, printed in double columns. Original 18th century full tree calf, smooth backs in six compartments formed by gilt roll tooled horizontal fillets, gilt red lettering pieces in the second, gilt volume numbers in the forth, gilt roll tooled edges. Very attractive period full tree calf. Good+ with backs somewhat rough & dry, joints cracked but holding well, head & tail caps worn, edges worn, corners worn, bumped & showing. Some lettering pieces & volume numbers lost. Sheets mostly clean but with some foxing & spotting. Provenance: engraved bookplate of John Ashby Lester. A canon of eighteenth-century periodical prose including Launcelot Temple, William Shenstone, Thomas Fitzosborne, and Hugh Kelly, Samuel Johnson, James Addison, Richard Steele, George Colman, and Bonnell Thornton. I. The Rambler. By Dr. Johnson. Letters From A Persian in England to His Friend Lord Lyttelton. By George Lord Lyttelton. II. The Adventurer. The Guardian. III. The Tatler; or, Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. Volume IV. The Spectator. V The Spectator. VI. The Connoisseur by Mr. Town, Critic and Censor-General. The Citizen of the World. In a Series of Letters from a Chinese Philosopher at London to His Friends in the East. The Babler. By Hugh Kelly, Esq. VII. The World. By Adam Fitz-Adam. Dialogues of the Dead. By George Lord Lyttelton. VIII. The Idler. The Letters of Sir Thomas Fitzosborne, on Several Subjects. Sketches; or, Essays on Various Subjects by Launcelot Temple, Esq. The Lover. Written in Imitation of the Tatler By Marmaduke Myrtle, Gent. H7367 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquities of Scotland. 2 vols.

      Large paper copy. Folio, pp. xviii, 176; iv, 136, 178 engraved plates, light off-setting from frontispieces otherwise crisp and clean throughout, contemporary panelled speckled calf, triple gilt fillet, rubricated edges, black labels. A superb copy.

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        Éloge du Capitaine Cook. Par M. Blanc Gilli, de Marseille...

      Paris: chez Morin, 1787. Octavo, 118 pp. (last blank), period-style red crushed morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. A very scarce book: this florid and rather entertaining elegy for Cook, published in Paris, shows the very high regard in which Cook was held in Enlightenment France, as both navigator and scientist.Blanc-Gilli explicitly claims that Cook was as widely respected in France as in England, 'a statement which is borne out by the fact that the centenary of his death was celebrated in Paris but not in London' (Holmes). The elegy is a glowing narrative of Cook's life and voyages enriched with a 24 page appendix (including notes on other voyagers to the South Seas, Cook's importance to the history of astronomy, and references to contemporary philosophers such as Rousseau).Mathieu Blanc Gilli, a resident of Marseille, was a politically active pamphleteer who served briefly in the Legislative Assembly before falling foul of rivals during the French Revolution and retiring to an obscure provincial post. He published on a wide range of reforms, including an abolitionist pamphlet critical of the plantation system in Santo Domingo.Forbes could locate only the copies in the Mitchell Library and three American libraries (including Sir Maurice Holmes' copy at UCLA). The National Library of Australia has since acquired a copy. A fine copy.

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        MEMOIRE SUR UNE QUESTION D'ADULTERE, de Seduction et de Diffamation pour le Sieur Kornman Contre la Dame Kornman son Epouse, Le Sr. Daudet de Jossan Le Sieur Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais, et M. Lenoir, Conseiller d'Etat & ancien Lieutenant-General de Police. EDITION ORIGINALE.

      1787. (Codice AN/3153) In-4 (26x19,5 cm) 112 pages. Reliés à la suite (meme date et format) tous en edition originale: PIÈCES JUSTIFICATIVES, XLVI pages.- MÉMOIRE DE PIERRE-AUGUSTIN CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS EN RÉPONSE AU LIBELLE DIFFAMATOIRE, SIGNÉ, GUILLAUME KORNMAN, 1ère Partie, 36 pages - MÉMOIRE DU SIEUR KORMANN, EN REPONSE AU MÉMOIRE DU SIEUR DE BEAUMARCHAIS, 38 pages - MÉMOIRE PRÉSENTÉ AU ROI, PAR M.LENOIR, CONSEILLER D'ÉTAT ET IMPRIMÉ AVEC LA PERMISSION DE SA MAJESTÉ, 17(1) pp. - OBSERVATIONS DU SIEUR KORNMANN, EN RÉPONSE AU MÉMOIRE DE M.LENOIR, 42 pages - MÉMOIRE POUR LA DAME KORNMANN: CONTRE LE SIEUR GUILLAUME KORNMANN, SON EPOUX, 22 pages. - RÉSUMÉ DU JUGEMENT DU 3 AVRIL DU PROCÉS KO.... Daté 1789, 72 pages, in 12° (20 cm). Reliure du temps demi cuir et coins, dos manquant, plat avant et garde détachés, intérieur en très bon état. Euro 750.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        L'Iliade. L'Odyssée. Avec des Remarques ; Précédée de Réflexions sur Homère et sur la traduction des Poëtes par M. Bitaubé

      Imprimerie de Didot l'Aîné, 1787. - 1788. Douze volumes in - 12 (131 x 81 mm), maroquin vert, dos lisse orné, pièces de maroquin rouge, filets entourant les plats, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, doublure et garde de soie rose, tanches dorées (reliure d'époque). Orné des portraits de Homère et Bitaubé, ce dernier d'après Cochin, gravés par Saint - Aubin, et de deux planches dépliantes représentant le Bouclier d'Achille. Bel exemplaire. (quelques petits défauts, coins un peu usés, rousseurs). / / 1787 - 1788. Twelve 12o volumes (131 x 81 mm), green morocco, smooth spine tooled, red morocco labels, fillets border on covers, fillet on turns - in, dentelle inside, pink silk linings and end - papers, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with the portraits of Homère and Bitaubé engraved by Saint - Aubin (the portait of Bitaubé is engraved after Cochin), and with two folding plates depicting the "Bouclier d'Achille". Nice copy. (some little defects, corners a bit used, brownings).

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        An Essay on Man in Four Epistles

      Originally published anonymously by Pope circa 1733 (first three epistles) -1734 (fourth epistle). Inscribed at top of title page with a date, "1787", and "Whitwell" and, beneath the title, a handwritten motto, "Dum vivimus, oh vivamus!" ("While we live, oh, let us live!") 60 pp. 16 x 10 cms. Pages sewn into marbled paper covers.Bookseller Inventory # 028SHIPPING: this is a valuable book and insurance is required in addition to our standard charges - please contact us for a quote.

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        Derrotero de las costas de España en el Mediterráneo, y su correspondiente de África para inteligencia y uso de las cartas esféricas presentadas al rey Nuestro Señor por el Excmo. Sr. Bayllio Fr. Antonio Valdés, Gefe de la Esquadra y Secretario de Estado, y del Despacho Universal de Marina, y construidas de orden de S.M. por el Brigadier de la Real Armada don Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel, Director de las Compañías de Guardias Marinas, de la Real Academia de la Historia

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compañía 1787 - 4º mayor (24,5 x 18,2 cm.) 4º mayor (24,5 x 18,2 cm.) Portada, 2 h. sin num., lviii p., 1 h. de índice y 227 p., (1) de erratas. Plena piel de época, rueda dorada en planos, lomo liso, tejuelo rojo. Primera edición. Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel (Cádiz, 1732-San Fernando, 1795), marino, cosmógrafo y matemático, autor del célebre “Atlas Marítimo de España” y profesor de la Academia de Guardias Marinas de Cádiz, gozó de una gran fama y reconocimiento científico en su época. Comienza el text con un completo detalle de los trabajos geográficos y cartográficos desarrollados desde el siglo III a. C. hasta bien entrado el XVIII, y continúa con el Derrotero en sí, a modo de atlas hidrográfico, donde da detalle de los accidentes costeros y sus peligros, señalando las entradas a los puertos, mareas, vientos y corrientes de la zona. Tofiño de San Miguel se reconoce deudor de las crónicas de navegación de los pilotos que, durante siglos, surcaron el mar Mediterráneo y hace uso de sus trabajos como base para la recopilación de datos sobre la morfología de la costa del estrecho de Gibraltar, del África mediterránea desde Ceuta hasta Bugía, de la española peninsular desde Punta de Europa hasta el cabo de Creux y de las islas de Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, Menorca y Cabrera. Con la publicación del tratado el autor no sólo ofrecía un documento de valor incalculable para los marinos sino que se satisfacía, asimismo, la necesidad de la corona española de fijar de manera oficial sus costas en el mar Mediterráneo. Palau 332929 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel. Bd. 5. Brünn, Traßler, 1787. 427 S. Mit 39 (davon 2 gefalt.) altkolor. Kupfertafeln. Kl.-8°. Hldr. d. Zt. mit 2 goldgepr. RSch. (berieben, hinterer Deckel etwas wellig).

      1787 - Enthält die Hühnervögel und Pfaue.- Eine Falttafel (Pfau) mit hinterlegter Fehlstelle (ca. 1 x 2 cm) im Kopfsteg, minimaler Bildverlust. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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      Norwich, 1787. [24]pp. Dbd. Minor toning, light foxing. Very good. In a blue cloth clamshell case, gilt leather label. A rare and important Bickerstaff's almanac, containing the first printing of the famous Abraham Panther Indian captivity. Titled "A Surprising account of the Discovery of a Lady who was taken by the Indians in the year 1787, and after making her escape, she retired to a lonely Cave, where she lived nine years," the captivity narrative covers pages 19-24 of the almanac. The captivity account was found to be fictional, but was nonetheless popular and reprinted more than twenty times between this first appearance and 1814. Rare, with only three copies reported in ESTC. EVANS 20875. DRAKE 416. TRUMBULL 1846. VAIL 767. SABIN 93891. AYER SUPPLEMENT 13. JONES CHECKLIST 608. ESTC W25617.

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        Sept pièces relatives à l'histoire des hôpitaux et de leurs réformes administratives à la fin du XVIIIe siècle et dans les premières décennies du XIXe siècle

      1787. 1787-1839, 1787-1839, in-4, pagination multiple, basane racinée du XIXe siècle, dos lisse fileté et fleuronné, Bel ensemble de grand intérêt, constitué de pièces rares et originales qui dessinent une histoire des réformes hospitalières et des réflexions sur l'architecture médicale, qui ont eu cours en France à partir de la fin de l'Ancien Régime. Elles concernent : - Les réflexions autour de la reconstruction de L'HOTEL-DIEU DE PARIS après l'incendie de 1772 (n° 2) ; le compilateur du recueil a fait figurer sur ce sujet l'important Précis de Jean-Baptiste LEROY, lu à l'Académie des sciences en 1777, dans lequel sont proposées ses conceptions révolutionnaires pour les plans d'hôpitaux. Leroy est en effet à l'origine du plan pavillonnaire, imposant le rangement parallèle de salles rectangulaires, qui subordonne l'architecture aux vues des médecins. - Les réformes administratives du Consulat, mises en place par Chaptal en 1802, qui marquèrent profondément et durablement le système hospitalier parisien ; notamment la création d'un BUREAU CENTRAL D'ADMISSION, dont l'un des premiers rapports figure en tête du présent recueil (n° 1). - Les réflexions sur L'ARCHITECTURE ASILIAIRE, émanant à l'origine du rapport d'Esquirol de 1818 ; ici illustrées par le Programme de Benjamin DESPORTES, administrateur à l'hôpital de Bicêtre qui propose, en adéquation avec les conceptions d'Esquirol, un plan d'hôpital regroupant les aliénés par catégories nosographiques (il en donne 12). Son plan-type, ultérieurement qualifié de « système français », sera gravé par Scipion Pinel en 1836 : il y présente, outre le regroupement par sections, la séparation en deux divisions, l'une pour les hommes et l'autre pour les femmes, disposées autour d'un intervalle consacré à l'administration et aux services généraux. - Les mesures administratives et financières décidées sous la MONARCHIE DE JUILLET et la lutte des HOSPICES DE NANCY contre l'une de ces dispositions visant à réformer leur organisation ; elles tentèrent effectivement de refuser une mesure précise, émanant du ministère de l'intérieur, interdisant la gestion par abonnement conclu avec une congrégation religieuse (n° 4 à 6). Détail des pièces, reliées dans l'ordre suivant, non chronologique : 1. Rapport sur les opérations du Bureau central d'admission dans les hôpitaux ; imprimé par arrêté du Conseil général d'administration des hôpitaux et hospices civils de Paris. Paris, de l'imprimerie des Hospices civils, an XII (1804). [4]-43 pages, 6 tableaux sur 5 planches dépliantes. 2. LEROY (Jean-Baptiste). Précis d'un ouvrage sur les hôpitaux, dans lequel on expose les principes résultant des observations de physique et de médecine qu'on doit avoir en vue dans la construction des édifices, avec un projet d'hôpital disposé d'après ces principes. Extrait des Mémoire de l'Académie des sciences, 1787. 16 pages, 2 planches gravées sur cuivre par Y. Le Gouaz d'après Fossier, figurant le plan et une coupe d'un projet pour le nouvel Hôtel-Dieu. Première édition de ce rapport lu, 10 ans auparavant, devant l'assemblée publique d'après Pâques de l'Académie des sciences ; Leroy effectua cette communication dans le cadre de la première commission réunie par le gouvernement à la suite de l'incendie de l'Hôtel-Dieu en 1777. Elle ne fut publiée qu'à la suite de la seconde commission, réunie en 1785. Jusqu'à la Révolution, savants et médecins, à l'instar de Jacques Tenon, ont cherché quels principes architecturaux et médicaux devaient présider à l'édification et à l'organisation d'un hôpital. La commission de 1785 voit le triomphe des idées de Leroy : Breteuil ordonnera la construction de 4 hôpitaux conformes à ces conceptions. La chute de l'Ancien Régime signera l'abandon des travaux. 3. Rapport au conseil général des hospices, par une commission spéciale nommée le 10 juillet 1839, sur les observations précédemment présentées par la commission médicale de 1838. Paris, E.-J. Bailly, 1839. 44 pages. Pièces relatives à la mesure engagée pour les hospices de Nancy : 4. (GUERRIER DE DUMAST Auguste-Prosper-François.) Pétition adressée à la chambre des députés par la commission administrative des hospices de Nancy, au sujet d'une mesure ministérielle d'amélioration prétendue... Nancy, Grimblot, Thomas et Raybois, 1839. [4]-65-[1] pages. Attribuée à une figure éminente du catholicisme à Nancy, Prosper Guerrier de Dumast (1795-1883). 5. Réponse, émanant du ministère de l'intérieur, à la précédente pétition : Ministère de l'intérieur. Hospices de Nancy. Pétition de la commission administrative. Sans lieu, sans nom, (1839). 21 pages. Contient plusieurs extraits d'ordonnances, de rapports et d'avis, dont quelques-uns signés par le ministre de l'intérieur lui-même, Montalivet (Marthe-Camille, 1801-1880). 6. MONTALIVET, circulaire n° 66. Instruction pour l'exécution de l'ordonnance du 17 septembre 1837, relative à la surveillance des receveurs des finances sur la gestion des receveurs spéciaux des communes et des établissements de bienfaisance. 15 décembre 1837. 10 pages. 7. DESPORTES Benjamin. Programme d'un hôpital consacré au traitement de l'aliénation mentale pour cinq cents malades des deux sexes, proposé au Conseil général des hospices civils de Paris, dans sa séance du 15 mai 1821. A Paris, de l'imprimerie de la madame Huzard, 1821. 72 pages. Exemplaire portant, au titre, la date de 1821, et portant un visa du secrétaire général Maison : "visé par Mr le préfet (Gaspard de Chabrol) le 9 juillet 1821". Première édition. Laget, « Naissance et évolution du plan pavillonnaire dans les asiles d'aliénés », in Livraisons d'histoire de l'architecture, 2004, vol. 7, n° 7, p. 51-70. Cheminade, "Architecture et médecine à la fin du XVIIIe siècle...", in Recherches sur Diderot et sur l'Encyclopédie, 1993, vol. 14, p. 85-109

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        Exposition raisonnée de la théorie de l'électricité et du magnetisme, d'apres les principes de M. Aepinus

      Paris, Desaint, 1787. 1787, 1787, in-8, de XXVII, (5), 238 pages, cartonnage moderne à la bradel, dos lisse portant le nom et de l'auteur et le titre, signet, Première édition d'un des premiers ouvrages d'Hauy. Il expose les principes de physique développés par Franz Aepinus en 1759 dans son "Tentamen Theoriae Electricitatis et Magnetismi", oeuvre pionnière pour la théorisation de l'électricité. les feuillets préliminaires sont salissures et portent une large mouillure, et une petite mouillure dans la marge intérieure des planches

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        Tigre tué en Amerique par S. A. Monseigneur Le Prince de Nassau Siegen dans son voiage autour du monde sur la Boudeuse Fregatte du Roi commandée par Monsieur le Comte de Bougainvile [sic].

      Vienna: Jean Jacobe, 1787. Mezzotint engraving 700 x 990 mm; a fine impression; framed. A rare and very surprising pictorial image of the Bougainville expedition: we have never seen the image before and can find no record of it. Published in Vienna, it is based on a very large painting by Francesco Casanova in the collection of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia as the caption explains ("actuellement dans la Gallerie de S.M. l'Imperatrice de la Russie, il a dix pieds de large, sur huit et demi d'haut"). Francesco Casanova (his older brother was much more famous, but not for painting) trained under Francesco Guardi in Venice, worked in Paris from 1751, becoming a member of the Academy in 1763, and exhibiting at the Salon until 1783 when he moved to Vienna. Interestingly for the history of voyage art, Philip James de Loutherbourg who painted numerous Cook-related scenes and designed a number of the theatrical pieces commemorating Cook was his pupil for a time.This very striking mezzotint depicts an exciting South American scene from Louis Antoine Bougainville's circumnavigation. It shows the dashing Prince of Nassau-Siegen firing from horseback at a jaguar. Several dogs circle the large cat as two others join the fight on horseback. Could the second French horseman be Bougainville? The expedition's ship the Boudeuse is seen to the right of the image. It has been plausibly suggested that the location is the coast of Argentina, where the expedition made landfall before heading for the Pacific.To some extent the prince of Nassau and his presence on the Bougainville expedition represented the French equivalent to Joseph Banks's involvement with Cook's Endeavour voyage. Like Banks the prince cut a dashing figure, was extremely upper-crust, was young, had a retinue of sorts, and an interest in natural sciences. Only performance anxiety at its public nature prevented him having a lot of sex in Tahiti: whether Banks did or didn't all the humorists played this aspect up no end. When the expedition returned to Paris, Bougainville and the prince headed off to Versailles to make their reports accompanied by Aoutourou the young Tahitian who was to some extent under Nassau's wing much as Omai was under Banks's. Some wear or tears at blank margins, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Méthode de Nomenclature Chimique.

      Paris: Cuchet, 1787. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (202x199 mm). [4], 314 pp. including half title, 6 folding plates; folding table. Contemporary half citron morocco over sprinkled boards, lettering piece chipped, extremities rubbed; contents little browned, occasional marginal dampstaining and spotting. With the bookplate of the Paris surgeon Joseph-Claude-Anthelme Récamier (1774-1852), who first recognized the process of metastasis in cancer. Bound with I: VIRICEL, Jean-Marie, fils. Memoire sur l'Art de preparer les Malades aux grandes Operations. 80 pages. [Lyons], An VII [1799]. Bound with II: SCHROEDER, Theodor Wilhelm. Historia febris bilioso-pituitoso-putridae quae... in variis Hassiae regionibus epidemice grassata est. 35 pages. Dampstained. Göttingen, 1784. ----Sparrow 125; Norman 1291; Duveen & Klicksteen 126. - First edition, second issue, with woodcut floral ornament on title and no colophon on page 314. "The new chemical nomenclature, originally developed by de Morveau before he had converted to anti-phlogisticism, was adopted by Lavoisier as a means for communicating his new chemistry . . . With only slight modifications, Lavoisier and de Morveau's system remains the basis of modern chemical nomenclature." Very Good.

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        Mémoire sur la question suivante, proposée en 1784 par l'Académie Impériale & Royale des Sciences, Belles Lettres & Arts de Bruxelles. Quels sont les moyens que la Médecine & la Police pourroient employer pour prévenir les erreurs dangereuses...

      De l'Imprimerie d'Emmanuel Flon, 1787. In-4° (263x207mm), pp. (14), 227, (5), (2) bianche, bella legatura coeva in p. pelle rossa con bordura fitomorfa impressa in oro lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Dorso a 5 nervi adorno di titolo in oro su tassello nonché, entro scomparti, di filetti e di decori floreali e vegetali riccamente impressi in oro. Unghie decorate in oro, tagli dorati, dentelle interne in oro, sguardie in decoro marmoreggiato policromo. Antiporta calcografica disegnata e incisa da A. Cardon con ritratto dell'autore entro ovale. Dedica a stampa a Luigi Carlo di Barbiano di Belgioioso, Signore di San Colombano e Conselice. Le pp. nn. e quelle in cifre romane contengono un estratto del Supplemento alla "Gazette des Pays Bas" del 13 novembre 1786, un "avant-propos", un'introduzione generale. Testatine e fregi tipografici istoriati in calcografia. Indice generale in fine. Qualche minima fioritura e arrossatura. Bellissimo esemplare. Edizione originale, assai rara, di questa lunga memoria dedicata alla questione, posta nel 1784 dall'Académie Royale di Bruxelles, di quali siano i mezzi più consoni da impiegare, da parte della polizia e dei servizi medici, per prevenire i casi di morte apparente e di seppellimento prematuro. L'autore indaga su che cosa sia la vita e su che cosa sia invece la morte e su dove finisca l'una e dove inizi l'altra, sui segni distintivi tra la morte reale e la morte apparente, sull'asfissia in genere, sull'asfissia prodotta da cause interne, sull'asfissia considerata in rapporto alla differenza tra sessi e alle differenze d'età, sull'asfissia causata da malattie interne, sull'asfissia da cause esterne, sull'asfissia da avvelenamento e da miasmi pestilenziali, sull'asfissia da caldo, da freddo, da schianti di fulmini, da esalazioni vulcaniche, da vapori. Blake, p. 362. Manca al Wellcome.

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        Sir Hugh Palliser Bart.

      London: published by the artist, 1787. Mezzotint three-quarter length portrait, trimmed very close to the plate mark, a few spots and some rubbing but overall an excellent impression. Rare and impressive portrait of one of Cook's great friends and champions.Palliser (1722-1796) was born in Yorkshire, entering the Royal Navy as an eleven year-old. He went on to command several ships, notably during the War of the Austrian Succession and on board the Eagle during the Seven Years War. In 1762 he was sent to Newfoundland, and was appointed Governor in 1764. He and Cook travelled to Newfoundland together on the Lark, renewing an acquaintance that had begun much earlier. Palliser was particularly active in encouraging Cook to pursue his charting of Newfoundland, and the two men became friends.Palliser went on to serve as Comptroller of the Navy for the decisive years of 1770 through to 1775, where he was active in promoting the second voyage in particular. He retired from public life to his estate Vache, in Buckinghamshire, where he erected a monument to Cook after hearing of his death at Hawaii. One of the most important manuscripts to survive from the great explorer, his first voyage log, is known even today as the "Palliser log" on account of its early ownership.

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        A series of adventures in the course of a voyage up the Red-Sea, on the coast of Arabia and Egypt; and of a route through the desarts of Thebais, in the year 1777; with a supplement of a voyage from Venice to Latichea; and of a route through the desarts of Arabia, by Aleppo, Baghdad, and the Tygris, to Busrah, in the years 1780 and 1781, in letters to a lady.

      London: J. Dodsley, 1787.. THIRD EDITION. Octavo, two volumes, pp.xvi; 387; [1]. pp.[2]; 401; [1]. With five folding maps and views, and four plates. Bound in later brown quarter calf over brown cloth boards, titles in gilt on red and green squares to spine. Generally bright and clean with just occasional spotting and toning, repaired tear to the map facing page 90. A very good copy in a sound binding. Eyles Irwin had a successful career in the East India Company, becoming superintendent of the company's affairs in China. He published several volumes of poetry and was a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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        Descripciones de las islas Pithiusas y Baleares.

      Imprenta viuda de Ibarra, hijos y compañia, Madrid 1787 - 18,5x 25 cms, 158 pags. + 3 desplegables al final. Encuadernación en marroquín rojo con adornos y letreria dorada, lomo tejuelo. Cortes, cantos y contracantos dorados. Impreso en papel de hilo. Guardas marmoleadas. Muy buen ejemplar, ver fotos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: G G J & J Robinson and T & J Egerton, 1787-1789. 2 volume in one. ii+194 pages with plate, index and errata. xvi+272 pages with plates, index and errata. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in half leather with brown spine label in gilt and marbled boards. (Whyld and Ravillous: 1787:7; Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:4543) First edition.Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) writing an essay called The Morals of Chess first appeared in the American publication Columbian Magazine or Monthly Miscellanyin December 1786 (volume 1, No. 4, pages 159-161). It first appearance in book form by Richard Twiss in Chess pages 141-148. As well as Franklin's Morals it includes a complication of all the anecdotes and quotations that could be found relative to the game of chess with an account of all the chess-books which could be procured. According to George Walker, the major part was written by Frances Douce, the antiquarian and Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum, a view which finds confirmation in a comment by W J Thomas, who knew Douce well, that he was a large contributor to the work.Condition:Previous owner's stamp and name to title page volume one, some occasional foxing else a very nice copy.

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        THE HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY TWOSHOES; otherwise called Mrs. Margery Twoshoes. With The Means by which she acquired her Learning and Wisdom, and in Consequence thereof her Estate. Set forth at large for the Benefit of those, Who from a State of Rags and care, And having Shoes but half a Pair, Their Fortune and their Fame would fix, And gallop in their Coach and Six. See the original Manuscript in the Vatican at Rome, and the Cuts by Michael Angelo; illustrated with the Comments of our great modern Criticks. The First Worcester Edition.

      158, [2 ad's] pages. Engraved woodcut frontispiece and 35 woodcuts in the text based on designs from the original London Newbery version. Bound in 19th century full calf gilt, with red and black gilt labels to the spine. Binding; 10.5 x 7.5 cm. Contained in a Morocco-backed slipcase. Slight browning in the text block; restored tear to F3[ no loss]; binding slightly bumped at corners; ribbon pull missing; else an excellent. Thought for many years to be the first American edition of Goody Twoshoes, the Isaiah Thomas, Worcester edition was preceded by the New York (Hugh Gaine) 1775, the Boston 1783, and the Philadelphia 1786, editions - known by only a handful of copies, most of them incomplete, and all of which are considered to be unobtainable. Though rare, the Thomas edition is considered the earliest American edition available to collectors today.

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        Méthode de nomenclature chimique

      - Chez Cuchet, à Paris 1787, in-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) 314pp., relié. - Edizione originale. Bound in pieno periodo di pecora marrone. Indietro con i nervi decorati. vitello rosso come una mostra. angoli urtato. Graffi ai confini e al secondo piano. Piccoli pozzi e tracce di waterstains ai margini. schede mal ripiegate in fine. Un foro nella mascella superiore nella coda. Il metodo è un manifesto per una rivoluzione nel mondo della chimica, e la nascita della chimica moderna, una chimica che trasforma risolutamente le spalle al passato, diventando uno scienziato. Si tratta di Lavoisier, imparato il più influente dell'Accademia delle Scienze, che raccoglie intorno alla sua teoria e per sostenere una cruciale, il più grande chimici francesi Fourcroy, Bertholet, ADET, Hassenfratz, e Guyton Morveau , che il gruppo già costituito accoglie a Parigi nel febbraio 1787. quest'ultima aderito con nomenclatura chimica avanzata, che sarà rivisitato da Lavoisier, che richiede Morveau abbandonare la sua teoria del flogisto (il principio di un elemento di combustibile nel aria) che risale al XVII poiché scoperto il ruolo di ossigeno nell'aria. Questo è il prezzo che è affidata la presentazione della nuova nomenclatura. E 'nel corso della riunione del 2 maggio 1787 al l'Accademia delle Scienze, che verrà applicata per la prima volta i termini di ossigeno, idrogeno e carbonio. Adet Hassenfratz e sono responsabili per i simboli proposti per "nuovi personaggi da utilizzare in Chimica", che non sarà molto successo ma ha promesso un grande futuro. L'intero progetto è posto sotto l'autorità e la volontà di Lavoisier, e la decisione Morveau è il progetto è una decisione politica, che dovrebbe consentire una migliore ricezione tra gli studiosi stranieri. Nessuno li inganna, perché è Lavoisier che sarà attaccato dalla scienza occidentale. Prenota il segnale molto importante che la nascita della chimica scientifica. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre de veau rouge. coins émoussés. Epidermures sur les bordures et sur le second plat. Petites piqûres et traces de mouillures dans les marges. Page de titre en partie décousue. Planches mal repliées in fine. Un trou au mors supérieur en queue. La méthode constitue un manifeste pour une révolution dans le monde de la chimie, et la naissance de la chimie moderne, une chimie qui tourne résolument le dos au passé en devenant scientifique. C'est Lavoisier, savant le plus influent à l'Académie des sciences, qui réunit autour de sa théorie et pour la soutenir d'une façon déterminante, les plus grands chimistes français : Fourcroy, Bertholet, Adet, Hassenfratz, et Guyton de Morveau, que le groupe déjà constitué accueille à Paris en février 1787. Ce dernier les rejoints avec une nomenclature chimique avancée, laquelle sera revisitée par Lavoisier, qui exige de Morveau qu'il abandonne sa théorie phlogistique (principe d'un élément combustible dans l'air) qui date du XVIIe, puisqu'il a découvert le rôle de l'oxygène dans l'air. C'est à ce prix que lui est confié la présentation de la nouvelle nomenclature. C'est dans la séance du 2 mai 1787 à l'Académie des sciences que seront prononcés pour la toute première fois les termes Oxygène, Hydrogène, et carbone. Adet et Hassenfratz sont responsables de la proposition de symboles pour de "nouveaux caractères à employer en chimie", qui n'aura pas beaucoup de succès mais sera promis à un grand avenir. L'ensemble du projet se place sous l'autorité et la volonté de Lavoisier, et la décision que Morveau porte le projet est une décision politique, qui doit permettre une meilleure réception chez les savants étrangers. Nul ne s'y trompera car c'est Lavoisier qui sera attaqué par la science occidentale.  Ouvrage très important qui signe l'acte de naissance de la chimie scientifique.

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