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        Raccolta dei disegni delle fabbriche regie de’ Bagni di Montecatini nella Valdinevole

      Firenze 1787 - Grande veduta panoramica delle terme e della città di Montecatini, prima tavola dell’omonima raccolta pubblicata a Firenze. L’opera è incisa dallo Zocchi da un disegno di Antonio Terreni. Si tratta di una prova di stampa ante la lettera, ovvero priva del titolo in basso. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 730x520. Panoramic view of the hot spings and city of Montecatini, first plate of the homonymous collection published in Florence. The work has been engraved by Zocchi after a drawing by Antonio Terreni. It is a proof ante litteram, meaning without the title on lower part. Engraving, in excellent codnition. Dimensioni [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A General Index to the Philosophical Transactions, from the First to the End of the Seventieth Volume

      London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly for The Royal Society, 1787. First edition. Some intermittent pale spotting, generally a tall, crisp copy.. Thick quarto. 801 pages. 20th-century black buckram, gilt-lettered on spine. FIRST EDITION. Complete printed indexes of Volumes 1-70 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Each index arranged in two formats: alphabetically by subject (through page 552) and alphabetically by author (pages 555-end). Twenty entries are recorded for Isaac Newton, eighteen for Christian Huygens, and a full fifty-eight for Robert Boyle.

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        (first Printing Of Constitution Of The United States Of America ) The Columbian Magazine For September, 1787 [in Clamshell]

      Philadelphia: For Seddon, Spotswood, Cist, and Trenchard,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1787. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 1 vol. 8vo, modern blue wrappers. Lacking original wrappers and with the folding plate (of 2 plates) only, also lacking p. 655/656. Title page loose and chipped along front edge - no loss of printing. Trimmed but with good margins. Internally generally clean. Constitution, p. 659 - 665 intact and clean. In modern custom grey cloth case with printed cover label. Generally considered the first periodical printing of the U. S. Constitution. Evans 20280. Lacking 655-6 leaves supplied in facsimile with loss of a few lines at the top of the two pages. Also a couple facsimiles of the frontis and the title page for January. ; 0 .

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        Gesamtansicht von der Mittagseite ('Vue d'Offenbach du Midi dediée á S.A.S. Monseigneur le Prince d'Isembourg & de Büdingue & ').

      - Kupferstich v. G.H. Hergenröder, dat. 1787, 18,5 x 29,5 Thieme-Becker Bd.XVI, S. 463. - Hergenröder war Maler u. Radirer in Offenbach (1736 Darmstadt -1794 Offenbach). - Sehr selten!

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        Historia Salicvm [Salicum]. Iconibus illvstrata. Fascicvlvs Primvs - Fascicvlvs Qvartvs.

      Lipsiae (Leipzig), S. L. Crusius, 1785 - 1787. - Folio. 70 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. EA. In lateinischer Sprache. Mit 24 Tafeln von J. Nussbiegel. Es fehlt das letzte Faszikel (Bd. 2, 1791: 12 S. und 6 Tafeln.). Nissen BBI, 893. - Ebd. berieben m. kl. oberfl. Fehlstellen, kl. hds. Notiz a. V. sowie Rest eines Siegels, stockfleckig, Seiten etw. gebräunt. Gbrsp. - Hoffmann, (1761 - 1826), machte 1786 in Erlangen seinen Abschluß und arbeitete hier als Professor der Botanik. 1792 als Professor der Arzneikunde und Botanik nach Göttingen berufen, wurde er ebenfalls Direktor des dortigen botanischen Gartens. Bereits ein bekannter Botaniker, vorallem für seine Arbeiten an Flechten, ging er 1804 nach Moskau, um diese Funktionen bis zu seinem Tode an der Universität Moskau und dem botanischen Garten zu bekleiden. (Zitat) - Beeindruckende Kupferstiche der Blüten-, Blatt- und Fruchtstände des Nürnberger Stechers Nussbiegel.

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        Amsterdam Amstelland.

      AMSTERDAM AMSTELLAND, IN KAART GEBRACHT DOOR OPRUKKENDE PRUISENKaart van de omgeving van Amsterdam - "Carte des environs d'Amsterdam repr?sentant d'un coup d'oeil les avenues fortifi?es avec les inondations autour de cette ville c?l?bre, telles quelles ?toient vers la fin de Septembre 1787; et en m?me tems les quartiers des Troupes Prussiennes et leurs attaques au lendemain le 1er d'Octobre, sous les ordres de S.A.S. le Duc r?gnant de Brunswick, pour servir de m?moire ? l'histoire de cette ?poque r?marquable."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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        SACCHINI Antonio Oedipe à Colone Opera 1787

      - SACCHINI Antonio Oedipe à Colone Opera en trois Actes Mis en Musique par Antonio Sacchini pour Chant et Orchestre Paris, chez Imbault 100 XVIIIe siècle ca1787 235 pages reliées 33.5 x 25.0 cm Bon état, couverture défraîchie a1591 Opéra et Ballet [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caroli a Linné . Termini botanici classium methodi sexualis generumque plantarum characteres compendiosi. Recudi cum interpretatione germanica definitionum terminorum curavit . Editioni huic altera accesserunt fragmenta ordinum naturalium Linnaei.

      Hamburg, B. C. Herold Witwe, 1787. - 8vo (19.5 : 12 cm). 10 Bl., 396 S., 2 Falttabellen. Erweiterte zweite Ausgabe, erstmals 1781 erschienen. Hilfreiches Lexikon von über 750 regelmäßig verwendeten Fachbegriffen aus Linnés botanischen Werken. Auf den linken Seiten lateinische Termini (mit Betonungszeichen) und Definitionen, rechts beides in deutscher Übersetzung. Der zweiten Ausgabe ist ab p. 185 Linnés Klassifizierung des Pflanzenreiches mit deutschen Artennamen nach Planer hinzugefügt. Giseke, Arzt und Bibliothekar in Hamburg (1741-96), hatte 1767 Briefkontakt zu Linné aufgenommen. 1770 besuchte er ihn und wurde zum vertrauten Schüler. Ihr Briefwechsel hielt bis 1777 an. - Soulsby, no. 19. - Schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Halblederband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und Rückenfileten.

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        VOYAGE AU CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE, ET AUTOUR DU MONDE AVEC LE CAPITAINE COOK, ET PRINCIPALEMENT DANS LE PAYS HOTTENTOTS ET DES CAFFRES. AVEC CARTES, FIGURES ET PLANCHES EN TAILLE DOUCE.

      BUISSON 1787 - SPARMAN (ANDRE), VOYAGE AU CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE, ET AUTOUR DU MONDE AVEC LE CAPITAINE COOK, ET PRINCIPALEMENT DANS LE PAYS HOTTENTOTS ET DES CAFFRES. AVEC CARTES, FIGURES ET PLANCHES EN TAILLE DOUCE. PARIS, BUISSON, 1787. 2 VOLUMES IN-4° (260x198mm) RELIÉS VEAU FAUVE MARBRÉ, DOS A NERFS RICHEMENT ORNÉS, TRANCHES ROUGES. 2FF., XXI-1FF., 478PP.; 2FF.,462PP., 1 CARTE DÉPLIANTES ET 15 PLANCHES, LA PLANCHE 3 N'A PAS ÉTÉ RELIÉ DANS CET EXEMPLAIRE, UNE COIFFE ÉLIMÉE. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE. LE NATURALISTE SUÉDOIS SPARMAN RENCONTRE COOK AU CAP DE BONNE ESPÉRANCE QUI L'INVITE À SE JOINDRE COMME BOTANISTE À SON EXPÉDITION AUTOUR DU MONDE. LES PLANCHES REGROUPENT DIVERS ANIMAUX ET LES ENVIRONS DU CAP. DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE DES DUCS DE BARANTE. PARIS, 1787, 2 VOL. QUARTO AND A FOLDING AND 15 PLATS SOME FOLDY. (PLATE NUMBER 3 IN FIRST VOL. HAS NOT BEEEN BOUND IN THIS COPY). CONTEMPORARY MARBLE CLAF GILT BACK. COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE AND TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA BY THE FAMOUS SWEDISH NATURALIST. THIS IS AN EXEMPLE OF THE QUARTO VERSION. IT INCLUDS IN THE FIRST VOLUME THE TRAVELS WITH COOK. HE ENGAGED HIM TO ACCOMPANY THE EXPLORATION AS ASSISTANT NATURALIST. VERY NICE COPY FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE DUCS DE BERANTE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia della Regione Abbruciata in Campagna Felice

      In Napoli, nella Stamperia Raimondiana 1787 - CARLETTI Niccolo. Storia della Regione Abbruciata in Campagna Felice. In Napoli, nella Stamperia Raimondiana, 1787. In 8vo; pp. XLIII, 382. Grande tavola spieghevole incisa in rame: Mappa topografica dal Capo di Posillipo infino al lago Patria in Campagna Felice. Fior. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso. Bacoli, Pozzuoli, Miseno, Cuma, Baja, Nisida, Lucrino, Lago Patria, Solfatara. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the Plan of Government Submitted to the Federal Convention, in Philadelphia, on the 28th of May, 1787. Delivered at Different Times in the Course of their Discussions.

      Francis Childs, New York 1787 - 27 pages. Incomplete, but missing pages (pgs. 11-26) are suppplied in facsimile from the copy held at the Library of Congress. Measures 20.4cm; sheets sewn; unbound. Howes P375 states: This speech, made before the Constitutional Convention, furnishes the only contemporary clue to the much discussed Pinckney plan for a Federal Constitution. Charles Pinckney (1757-1824). Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cookery and Pastry. As Taught and Practised by Mrs MacIver, Teacher of those Arts in Edinburgh. A New Edition to which are added, for the first time, Figures of Dinner and Supper Courses, from Five to Fifteen Dishes.

      Cracking to joints, upper joint is tender, wear to extremities. Small tear to fore-edge of ix,some handling and occasional foxing spots. xii, 13-264, 12mo. More popular than her predecessor, Elizabeth Cleland, the book contains the first recipes for haggis printed in Scotland, and was reprinted several times. Part of the tradition of Edinburgh cookery school writers, Florence Jack of the Dough School (now Queen Margaret University) being best known, a tradition that continues today.

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        Cookery & Pastry. As Taught and Practiced by Mrs. Maciver, Teacher of those Arts in Edinburgh. A New Edition. To which is added, for the first time, Figures of Dinner & Supper Courses, from Five to Fifteen Dishes. Also, A Correct Listing of Everything in Season for Every Month in the Year

      Edinburgh/London: C. Elliot/G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1787. Duodecimo, [i-v] vi-xii [13] 14-264. Sixth edition. Together with Mrs. Frazer, Susanna Maciver ran one of the few cookery schools in Edinburgh. Mrs. Frazer's book, The Practice of Cookery, is largely based on this work. For this edition, the author has added menus for dinners for five to fifteen people, as well as lists of ingredients in season month by month. The book is missing its free front endpaper, and is lightly soiled, but is otherwise internally sound and solid. In full brown calf, which is starting at the hinges and 'cracked' across the boards. With a gilt-titled red morocco spine label. [Cagle 842; Maclean page 92; Vicaire 546; Worldcat cites 8 copies of this edition, only 3 in the US].

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

      In der Waltherischen Hofbuchhandlung, Dresden 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Laws of Maryland, Made Since M,DCC,LXIII

      1787 - MARYLAND. LAWS. Laws of Maryland, Made Since M,DCC,LXIII. Annapolis: Frederick Green, 1787. Folio. [457] p. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, very skillfully executed in period style. Margin of title darkened from leather turn-ins, else a very good, attractive copy. Laws of Maryland passed 1765 through 1784, including many Revolutionary War laws. Evans 20483; Wheeler, Maryland, 435; Tower 129. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erdbeschreibung. Mischauflage. Teil 1-10 (von 13) in 10 Bänden.

      Hamburg Carl Ernst Bohn -92 1787 - 18 x 11 cm. Halblederbände der Zeit (beschabt und bestoßen) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf jeweils zwei farbigen Rückenschildern sowie hübscher Rückenvergoldung. (061). ADB III, 644 f. - Geschlossene Folge der ersten zehn Teile in der einzig rechtmäßigen, bei Carl Ernst Bohn erschienenen Ausgabe, zugleich alles über Europa Erschienene. - Band I-IV.) Europäische Länder (außer Deutschland). - Band V-IX.) Deutschland. - Band X.) Vereinigte Niederlande, Helvetien, Schlesien und Glatz. - Als Geograph ist Anton Friedrich Büsching (1724-1793) von historischer Bedeutsamkeit, seine 'Neue Erdbeschreibung' war bahnbrechend für die Darstellung der neueren Geographie und wurde in fremde Sprachen übersetzt. Ihr Erscheinen beginnt 1754. Er selbst bearbeitete Theil 1?11, Abth. 1. d. i. Europa und den Anfang von Asien, 1754-1792, ohne das ganze Werk zu vollenden. Die ersten Theile erlebten bis 8 Auflagen. Nach Büsching's Tode wurde sein Werk fortgesetzt" (ADB). - Einige Stempel. Mitunter etwas gebräunt und fleckig. - Ordentliches, uniformes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Task. A Poem. In Six Books. A New Edition

      Philadelphia: Printed for Thomas Dobson, 1787. This ????Bristol imprint is the same year as two other imprints, priority undetermined. Very rare. The first edition was published in 1785. [6], 186, [2], 32, [2] pp. 12mo. Contemporary sheep. Rebacked, edges and corners well rubbed, booklabel from the Grace Church Sunday School Library on front pastedown, ownership signatures of Amelia Maria Phelps, Lucy Bull and Gilbert Aspinwall on title, text or endpapers, two pages publisher's advertisements at back, some light browning and spotting, mostly marginal. In a leather-tipped marbled open-end box. This ????Bristol imprint is the same year as two other imprints, priority undetermined. Very rare. The first edition was published in 1785. [6], 186, [2], 32, [2] pp. 12mo. Cowper, the "pensive poet" was greatly appreciated by the people of America. The Calvinistic moral tone combined with the realism and "old-fashion" ideas, as well as the poem's quotability, made it very popular. While the literary critics were not so quick to appreciate "The Task" the American reading public's response was similar to that of Franklin. In a letter to Cowper he writes that "the relish for the reading of poetry had long since left me, but there is something so new in the manner, so easy and yet so correct in the language, so clear in the expression, yet concise, and so just in the sentences, that I have read the whole with great pleasure, and some of the pieces more than once." Bristol B6474; Colby Library Quarterly p. 235; Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature " 60 which cites the Philadelphia 1787 edition as the first American. Mott "Golden Multitudes" p. 47 ; Grolier "English" 60

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        Bijltjesdag Amsterdam, 1778.

      BIJLTJESDAG IN AMSTERDAM?Plechtige optocht door de werklieden van de stads schuitenmaakers werf binnen binnen Amsteldam by gelegenheid der gelukkige omwending van zaaken in den Jaare MDCCLXXXVII.?Kopergravure uit 1787 vervaardigd door Joh. Christoffel Schultz. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (incl. tekst) 51,5 x 62,7 cm.Er was aan het eind van de 18e-eeuw een sterke tegenstelling tussen de Orangisten, die wilden vasthouden aan de historische positie van het Huis van Oranje, en de patriotten. De Amsterdamse scheepstimmerlieden waren sterk Oranjegezind. Voor een armoedige beloning maakte men werkweken van soms 60 uur of meer. De werklieden stelden dus hun hoop op de prins van Oranje want van de liberale rijke reders en kooplieden hadden ze niet veel te verwachten.In 1787 komt het tot een opstand van de werklieden tegen hun patriottische werkgevers. De dag waarop deze oproer hardhandig de kop werd ingedrukt, is bekend komen te staan als Bijltjesdag, genoemd naar het belangrijkste gereedschap van de werklieden.Het gezag van stadhouder Willem V was zwak. In september 1787 werd hij te hulp worden geschoten door zijn zwager, de koning van Pruisen. Deze ?omwending?? wordt op de prent gevierd.Prijs: ? 1.650,- (incl. lijst).

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        The Constitution of the United States, In Two Issues of Gentleman’s Magazine, November and December 1787

      John Nichols,, London: 1787 - Pamphlet, 8vo, two issues, removed from larger volume, each stitched separately, 941-1036, 1039-1132 pp. Top leaf of second issue partially detached, normal aging and browning; otherwise very good. Just two months after it was signed, but before ratification, this early printing of the American Constitution appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine. Published in the November and December issues of the magazine, this early printing of the Constitution gave the British people a view of how the new American government would work. The Constitution appears on pages 1008-1011 of the November issue, and 110-112 of the December installment. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        POEMS, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      1787. [original boards, leaves uncut] The Third Edition. London: Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell in The Strand; and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1787. Original blue-grey paper-covered boards with cream paper spine and printed label, page edges uncut. "The London edition," which is to say the third edition overall (so stated, unlike the prior two) -- following the rare Kilmarnock edition of 1786 and Wm. Creech's Edinburgh edition of earlier in 1787. Egerer goes to great length to explain why this edition, though promoted as coming out in mid-1787, did not in fact meet the public until November of that year (later than pirated editions in Belfast and in Dublin) -- it had a lot to do with Creech still having many copies on hand from his Edinburgh edition.~This is a remarkably fine copy, still in the original boards and label, and with the leaves uncut as issued; the spine remains atypically intact, including the printed label. The only real flaw is that the endpapers are cracked (also, leaf O3 has a two-inch tear). One could not hope for a copy in better condition. Egerer 6.

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        Naval Architecture or the Rudiments and Rules of Ship Building Exemplified in a Series of Draughts and Plans. With Observations Tending to the Further Improvement of that Important Art

      London, 1787. Folio. (4, vi) 231, (4) pp. Second edition of a very important English contribution to naval shipbuilding. From the Scott Collection of the Institution of Naval Architects. Stalkartt, writing in the midst of the American Revolution (he refers to it in his dedication) proposes two major changes in English naval ship design

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        THE ADVENTURES OF NUMA POMPILIUS, SECOND KING OF ROME

      1787 - FLORIAN, M. De. THE ADVENTURES OF NUMA POMPILIUS, SECOND KING OF ROME. Two Volumes. London: C. Dilly, 1787. 16mo., tan full-calf leather. First English Translation, first edition in French published in 1786. Good (contents fairly clean & tight but covers worn with spines & some edges extremly darkened & dried- probably from a fire many years ago, no odor; ink name on front endpapers). $500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INSTRUZIONE PER PASTORI e proprietarj di gregge. Per ben allevare Pecore, custodirle, condurle, pascerle, alloggiarle, tenerle monde e sane, guarirne le malattie, migliorarne la lana, castrarle, toscarle, governar l'Ovile, chiuderlo, coprirlo, stabbiare, etc.. Tradotta dal Francese.

      Pezzana, 1787. in-8 gr., pp. VIII, 288, leg. cart. rust. Con 22 belle tavv. in rame al fine. Rara opera, in ediz. orig. italiana, completa delle tavv. di grande qualità. Le prime 3 cc con lieve brun. ma ottimo esempl. in barbe. [042]

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        Critik der Reinen Vernunft

      1787 - Kant, Immanuel, Critik der Reinen Vernunft. 1787 2nd edition. New calf re-backing over old boards. Interior very good. The 2nd edition makes major changes. In modern translations, the A (first) and B (second) versions are both preserved. $3300.00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inferno - Paradiso - Purgatorio.

      Cazin, 1787. Tre volumi di cm. 12,5, pp. (4) 236; (4) 236; (4) xii, 233 (3). Con vignetta xilografica ai frontespizi. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Non presente nella collezione Evan Mackenzie, Mambelli cita la presenza di un ritratto non riscontrato in nessuna delle copie censite o apparse in commercio negli ultimi anni.

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        Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du Monde avec le Captaine Cook, et principalement dans les pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Traduit par Le Tourneur.

      Paris, Buisson 1787 - 3 Bde. 8°. Mit 1 gefalt. Kupferkarte u. 16 (15 gefalt., 1 doppelblattgr.) Kupfertaf. HLwd.m.RTitel. Gay 3125; Cox I, 386; vgl. Mendelssohn II, 414. - Zweite franz. Ausg. Die Orig.-Ausg. erschien 1783 auf Schwedisch. 1772 hielt sich Sparrmann i.d. Kapkolonie auf u. war 1772-75 Begl. Cooks a.d. "Resolution". Vorl. Werk enth. überwiegend seine 1775-76 gemachten Reisen v.Kap in das Innere Afrikas."Most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of the people then residing in it" (Mendelssohn). Die Kupfer zeigen Ansichten, Flora, Fauna etc. -St.a.T.(verso).- Gutes, breitrandiges u. fleckenfr. Ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Dannemarc. Troisième édition, revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée

      Geneve et Paris, Barde, Magnet & Cie, resp. Buisson, 1787. 9 vols. (13 livres en 9 tomes). Small 8vo (17,5x11 cm). Contemporary calf, gilt titles on spines (gilt faded). With large folding map (34x49 cm) engraved by M. Mallet: "La Couronne du Nord. Pour servir à l'histoire de Dannemarc".(depicting northern Europe, i.a. Scandinavia and Iceland) xxiv,360;334;444;464;558,(ii);416,(ii);452;420;470,(ii) pp. Paper very sl. browned with some spots, bindings with some minor defects, but in all a good set of the best (most extensive) edition.

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        VOYAGE EN SYRIE ET EN EGYPTE, PENDANT LES ANNÉES 1783, 1784 ET 1785

      Paris: Desenne. 1787. Hardcover. First edition. Original brown calfskin boards. 2 volumes. 8vo, 383 and 458 pages, 20 cm. In French. Title translates to “Voyage in Syria and in Egypt during the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785.” Featuring two large fold-out maps of Egypt and Syria, Plan of the Temple of the Sun, Balbe[e]k; fold-out view of the Quaree Court of the Sun Temple; fold-out view of the Ruins of Palmyra in the desert of Syria. Opening few leaves of first volume dampsoiled with one leaf torn with loss. French philosopher, abolitionist, historian, orientalist, and politician, Constantin-François de Chasseboeuf (1757–1820) adopted the pen name Volney, which combined the name of Voltaire and Ferney, where the great philosopher lived. A friend of Thomas Jefferson and other Enlightenment figures, Volney used an inheritance to further his education by traveling to Ottoman Egypt and the historical regions of Syria, visiting areas of present-day Lebanon and Israel, seeking to gain political and philosophical insights from the ancient heritage of the Near East. Very little had been written in the West about these areas before Volney's work, first published in 1787. It explores geography, history, ethnic divisions, religious beliefs, commerce, politics and customs, and upon publication enjoyed great popularity (Kestenbaum) . SUBJECTS: Egypt. Syria. Middle East -- Description and travel. Egypt. Middle East. Syria. EGIPTO -- DESCRIPCIONES Y VIAJES. SIRIA -- DESCRIPCIONES Y VIAJES. EGIPTO -- POLITICA Y GOBIERNO. SIRIA -- POLITICA Y GOBIERNO. Opening few leaves of first volume dampsoiled with one leaf torn with loss. Wear to boards. Overall Very Good Condition. (FR-2-8) .

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        MAGAZIN FÜR DIE NATURKUNDE HELVETIENS. Erster bis vierter Band (komplett!)

      Zürich: Orell, Geßner, Füßli und Comp., 1787 - 1789. Originalausgabe 356, 390, 440, 572 S. Halbpergament Alle vier erschienenen Bände dieser sehr selten angebotenen Reihe als Originalausgabe. Kein Reprint! Altersgemäß GUTER Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel innen. Keine Rückensignatur. Halbpergamentbände der Zeit, berieben und beschabt. Buchrücken händisch beschriftet. Bindungen fest. Seiten alters- und druckbedingt nachgedunkelt und stellenweise gebräunt. Text sauber. Ein sehr gepflegtes Exemplar. Weitere Informationen und Bilder auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt, mbx 001. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Amsterdam Amstelland.

      AMSTERDAM AMSTELLAND, IN KAART GEBRACHT DOOR OPRUKKENDE PRUISENKaart van de omgeving van Amsterdam - "Carte des environs d'Amsterdam repr?sentant d'un coup d'oeil les avenues fortifi?es avec les inondations autour de cette ville c?l?bre, telles quelles ?toient vers la fin de Septembre 1787; et en m?me tems les quartiers des Troupes Prussiennes et leurs attaques au lendemain le 1er d'Octobre, sous les ordres de S.A.S. le Duc r?gnant de Brunswick, pour servir de m?moire ? l'histoire de cette ?poque r?marquable."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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        THE CASE, TREVETT AGAINST WEEDEN: ON INFORMATION AND COMPLAINT, FOR REFUSING PAPER BILLS IN PAYMENT FOR BUTCHER'S MEAT, IN MARKET, AT PAR WITH SPECIE. TRIED BEFORE THE HONOURABLE SUPERIOR COURT, IN THE COUNTY OF NEWPORT, SEPTEMBER TERM, 1786.

      Providence: John Carter, 1787. - iv,60pp. Quarto. Contemporary plain wrappers. Front wrapper detached, spine perished. Moderate foxing and toning. Minor chipping at top edge, particularly affecting titlepage. Upper outer corner gnawed throughout. About good. In a half morocco box. First edition of this landmark in the establishment of the doctrine of judicial review, written by the presiding justice. A clear, concise argument for the judiciary's right to reject legislation that violated the provisions of the new Constitution, and for the power of the judiciary in the realm of political authority. The plaintiff offered paper money, issued by an act of the General Assembly of Rhode Island, for the purchase of meat from the defendant, a butcher. The money was refused and the butcher lodged a complaint. The court ruled in favor of the defendant. The present case is considered the most important of the number of colonial cases regarding judicial review, due to its publication as a separate work and the high degree of advertisement and publicity it received at the time of the Convention. Varnum's influence on John Marshall's statement in Marbury v. Madison, seventeen years later, is apparent. Madison noted it in the debates, and Warren supported the ruling. Varnum later became the justice for the new Northwest Territory and participated in drafting its laws. ALDEN 1105. EVANS 20825. SABIN 98638. KRESS B1355. JCB (3)I:3167. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 15.

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        The Case Trevett against Weeden

      

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        POEMS, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      , 1787. 1787. [original boards, leaves uncut] Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, and Sold by William Creech, 1787. Original blue-grey paper-covered boards with cream paper spine and printed label, page edges uncut. The Edinburgh edition, which is to say the second edition overall, following the rare Kilmarnock edition of 1786 (and containing 22 poems that had not been in the earlier edition). Burns arranged for William Creech to print this book; there was no publisher. In a 17 April 1787 announcement in the Edinburgh Advertiser, Burns says: "N.B. As this book is published for the sole benefit of the Author, it is requested that subscribers will send for their copies, and none will be delivered without money." The Edinburgh edition includes an engraved portrait of Burns, a list of the subscribers who made the edition possible, and a glossary of Scottish dialect at the rear.~This copy has the errors "The Duke of Boxburgh" under "R" in the list of subscribers, page 232 mispaginated, and "Auld Scotland wants nae stinking ware" in the poem "To a Haggis" (it was meant to be "skinking," a Scottish-dialect word for watery or diluted). Curiously, the earlier state properly reads "skinking"; it then transformed into "stinking" for this second state -- an error that was then carried forward into the London edition.~This copy is, remarkably, still in the paper-covered boards in which the book was initially issued in 1787 -- with the leaves entirely uncut. Yes, the spine paper is worn away at the bottom two inches of the spine, and yes, the spine label is just about worn away (one can barely make out the poet's last name).It is not hard to find this edition rebound in leather, with the page edges trimmed down; however it is extremely difficult to find a copy still in the original boards, as here. Egerer 2 (who noted in 1964: "Copies of either the "skinking" or the "stinking" edition in original boards are very rare."). Provenance: contemporary armorial bookplate of [William Ogilvy, the eighth] Lord Banff -- upon whose death in 1803 the baronetcy would become extinct; although his name is not in the list of subscribers, he must have been the original owner of this copy. Housed in a cloth clamshell case.

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        ISTORIA DE' CAVALIERI GAUDENTI DI F. DOMENICO MARIA FEDERICI

      VENEZIA, STAMPERIA COLETTI 1787 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discourses on Various Subjects, Including Several on Particular Occasions

      Birmingham: J Johnson [printed for the Author By Pearson and Rollason], 1787. First Edition. Maroon Cloth. Near Fine. 8 1/2" Tall. Xvi, 464 + 4 Pp Catalogue At End. Original Maroon Moire Cloth, Morocco Spine Label, Spine Faded. No Fraying, Hinges Tight, Slight Bumping To Corners.

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        Histoire de Dannemarc. Troisième édition, revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée.

      Geneve et Paris, Barde, Magnet & Cie, resp. Buisson, 1787. 9 vols. (13 livres en 9 tomes). Small 8vo (17,5x11 cm). Contemporary calf, gilt titles on spines (gilt faded). With large folding map (34x49 cm) engraved by M. Mallet: "La Couronne du Nord. Pour servir à l'histoire de Dannemarc".(depicting northern Europe, i.a. Scandinavia and Iceland) xxiv,360;334;444;464;558,(ii);416,(ii);452;420;470,(ii) pp. Paper very sl. browned with some spots, bindings with some minor defects, but in all a good set of the best (most extensive) edition.

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        Reine Taktik der Infanterie, Cavallerie und Artillerie (2 Bände).

      Stuttgart, Druckerei der hohen Karlsschule, 1787. - Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 52 Kupfern auf 32 gefalteten Tafeln, 12 Blatt, 619 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 30 Blatt, 507 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit, 19,5 x 12,5 cm, Deckelbezüge etwas angestaubt, innen etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. Erste Ausgabe, wurde im selben Jahr auch ins Französische übersetzt. "Diese tüchtige, nur etwas zu breitspurige Arbeit ist ein methodisches Handbuch der Taktik" (Jähns 2114). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amsterdam Amstelland.

      AMSTERDAM AMSTELLAND, IN KAART GEBRACHT DOOR OPRUKKENDE PRUISENKaart van de omgeving van Amsterdam - "Carte des environs d'Amsterdam repr?sentant d'un coup d'oeil les avenues fortifi?es avec les inondations autour de cette ville c?l?bre, telles quelles ?toient vers la fin de Septembre 1787; et en m?me tems les quartiers des Troupes Prussiennes et leurs attaques au lendemain le 1er d'Octobre, sous les ordres de S.A.S. le Duc r?gnant de Brunswick, pour servir de m?moire ? l'histoire de cette ?poque r?marquable."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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        Jens Krafts Mechanik, aus der lateinischen mit Zusätzen vermehrten Uebersetzung des Herrn Prof. Tetens ins Deutsche übersetzt und hin und wieder verbessert von Johann Christian August Steingrüber.

      Dresden, in der Waltherschen (Walther) Hofbuchhandlung, 1787. - LXII, 959 Seiten, 2 Blätter, mit 15 gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln. 8vo (Format ca. 21x12 cm), Halblederbände der Zeit, mit hübscher Rückengoldprägung und roten Rückenschildern. In 2 Bücher aufgeteilte Ausgabe (1. Buch: Seite 1-416 und die Tafeln I- IX; 2. Buch: Seite 417-959 und die tafeln X-XV). - Paginierungsfehler: springt von 822 auf 825 (nach den Kustoden kein Fehlen von Seiten). Die Einbände etwas beschabt, die Rücken teils etwas aufgeplatzt, innen leicht gebräunt, sonst gute Exemplare. - Poggendorff II, 995. DSB VII, 490f. Erste deutsche Ausgabe eines der bekanntesten Kompendien zur Mechanik von dem Königlich Dänischen Justizrat und "öffentlichen Lehrers der Mathematik auf der Ritterakademie zu Sorve", dem Ingenieur Jens Kraft (1720-1765). "Kraft's best-known work is a textbook on theoretical and technical mechanics (1763-64). The book, written in an easy fluent style, contains a series of lectures based on Newtonian principles. The book was favourably received abroad and was translated into Latin and German" (DSB). - Titel mit alten Stempeln, u. a. der "Koninklyke Bibliothek te's Hage". Die Tafeln auf festem Papier gedruckt und meist sehr sauber, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entdeckungen über die Theorie des Klanges

      Leipzig: Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1787. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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. Very Good.

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        England und Italien (Bde. 1-5) / Annalen der Brittischen Geschichte des Jahres 1788. Als Fortsetzung des Werks England und Italien (Bde. 1-3) / Geschichte des siebenjährigen Krieges in Deutschland (Bde. 1-2).

      - 10 Bände. Archenholtz, J.W. von: 1-5: England und Italien. Erster, Zweiter, Dritter, Vierter, Fünfter [1 2 3 4 5] Theil (je Vlg. C.G. Schmieder, Karlsruhe 1787; je Ledereinband mit Goldbeschriftung am Rücken, Rotschnitt, 8°, 2. "gänzlich umgearbeitete und beträchtlich vermehrte Ausgabe", 250 und 236 und 436 und 208 und 282 Seiten, je Band mit einem Stich auf Titelseite [alle Einbände etwas berieben, dazu - 1: 3 kleine Wurmlöcher am Rücken oben; 2: dito Einband hinten; 3: Einbanddeckel gewölbt; 4: Einbanddeckel leicht gewölbt; 5: wie 3]); 6: Annalen der Brittischen Geschichte des Jahres 1788. Als Fortsetzung des Werks England und Italien. Erster Band; 7: dito 1789, Zweiter Band; 8: dito 1790, Dritter Band (je Schmieder, Karlsruhe 1790; je Halbledereinbände, 8°, Rotschnitt, Lesebändchen, kein Titelkupfer, 480 und 353 und 368 Seiten. [Einbände etwas berieben und mit Rückenschildchen; 6 mit 3 kl. Wurmlöchern im Block unten bis S. 13 - ohne Textverlust, 7 mit leicht eingedrückten oberen Einbandkanten; 8 mit angeplatzter Kante Rücken/Einbandhinterdeckel (Läsur 2cm)]; 9-10: Geschichte des siebenjährigen Krieges in Deutschland, Erster und Zweiter Band. (Vlg. Haude und Spener, Berlin 1793; je 8°, Halbledereinband, 434 und 453 Seiten, Rotschnitt, Bd. 2 mit einem Kupfer (zeigend Herzog Ferdinand von Braunschweig); beide Einbände leicht berieben und mit schwach gewölbten Deckeln, 2 mit 3 kl. Wurmlöchern im Rücken oben - die auf der Titelseite angegebene "illuminierte Charte" fehlt, wahrscheinlich auch Abbildungen). Alle Bände schwach stockfleckig und mit Besitzervermerk der Zeit.

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        Prix de Physique proposé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences, pour l'Année 1789.

      Ohne Orts-, Verleger- und Erscheinungsdatum (wahrscheinlich: Paris, Veuve Hérisson, 1787). - 2 Blatt, mit einer kleinen gestochenen Schlußvignette, 8vo (Format ca. 22x17 cm), etwas späterer Halblederband mit Rückengoldprägung. Aus dem Archiv Michel Adanson (1727 - 1806)! Aufruf des berühmten Mitglieds der Academie Royale des Sciences Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier (1743 - 1794), u.a. Chemiker und Leiter der französischen Pulververwaltung, zur Einreichung von Forschungsberichten über Kohle an die Akademie, der Gewinner sollte mit einem Preisgeld von 1500 Livre belohnt werden. Die Autorenschaft des Mitbegründers der neuen Chemie wird in der Revue d'histoire des sciences et de leurs applications Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier et Michel Adanson, rédacteurs de programmes des Prix à l'Académie des Sciences von Lucien Scheler, belegt! In einem geschmackvollem späteren Halbledereinband, mit Archiv-Exlibris des Archivs Michael Adanson auf dem Innendeckel, jeweils 3 weiße Blätter vor- und nachgebunden. Der Text mit einigen handschriftlichen Tinteunterstreichungen und 2 Zeilen Text: Charbon-minéral auf dem Vorderblatt, wohl aus der Zeit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Exposition élémentaire des principes des calculs supérieurs [et] De relatione mutua capacitatis et terminorum figurarum, geometrice considerata ; seu de maximis et minimis, pars prior, elementaris

      Berlin, Georges Jacques Decker [et] Varsovie, Gröle, 1787. [1787] et 1782, [1787] et 1782, , 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-4 de 216 pages et 2 planches, puis XLVIII, 285, (7) pages et 6 planches, demi-basane olive de l'époque, dos lisse orné (dos, coiffes et mors frottés), L'introduction de la notation moderne "lim" pour la notion de limite et une utilisation rigoureuse de la méthode des limites de D'Alembert. Rares éditions originales. Dans son De relatione mutua capacitatis, Lhuilier propose une approche géométrique rigoureuse des problèmes élémentaires relatifs à l'isopérimétrie et aux solides. Le texte de 1787 remporta le concours lancé par l'Académie de Berlin en 1784 sur la définition et démonstration mathématique de l'infini. Lhuilier développe une utilisation rigoureuse et originale de la méthode des limites de D'Alembert (que celui-ci avait le premier formulé dans le première édition de l'Encyclopédie), méthode canonique au XVIIIe siècle pour résoudre les difficultés du calcul différentiel. "L'Huillier's extensive and varied scientific work bore the stamp of an original intellect even in its most elementary components; and while it did not possess the subtlety of Sturm's writings, it surpassed those of Bertrand in its vigor. L'Huillier's excellent textbooks on algebra and geometry were used for many years in Polish schools. His treatise in Latin on problems of maxima and minima greatly impressed the geometer Jacob Steiner half a century later. L'Huillier also considered the problem, widely discussed at the time, of the minimum amount of wax contained in honeycomb cells. While in Poland he sent articles to the Berlin Academy, as well as the prize-winning memoir of 1786: Exposition élémentaire des principes des calculs supérieurs. Printed at the Academy's expense, the memoir was later discussed at length by Montucla in his revised Histoire des mathématiques and was examined in 1966 by E. S. Shatunova. In this work, which L'Huillier sent to Berlin with the motto "Infinity is the abyss in which our thoughts vanish," e presented a pertinent critique of Fontenelle's conceptions and even of Euler's, and provided new insights into the notion of limit, its interpretation, and its use. Baron J. F. T. Maurice recognized the exemplary rigor of L'Huillier's argumentation, although he regretted, not unjustifiably, that it "was accompanied by long-winded passages that could have been avoided." (DSB) Lhuilier est aussi connu pour avoir généralisé, en 1813, la formule de Descartes-Euler et joue ainsi un rôle important dans le développement de la Topologie. Très bon exemplaire, provenant de la bibliothèque de Michel Chasles, et portant l'ex-libris d'Henri Viellard et le tampon annulé de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. DSB, VIII, pages 305-307

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        Almanac Généalogique pour l'an 1787, avec l'approbation de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et belles Lettres.

      Berlin: (George Jacques Decker), [1786/1787]. 24mo (binding size 105 x 60 mm). Collation: A8 [chi]4 *-**12 ***6 B-G12 H6. [240] pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Princess Friederike of Prussia, engraved title, folding engraved map by D. F. Soltzmann, showing the projected Kiel Canal, 12 engraved plates by Chodowiecki; colophon on p. [238], final leaf a publisher's advertisement. Tearing along gutter edge of frontispiece, some discoloration. Contemporary German embroidered binding of ivory silk over pasteboard, sides with border of sequins and flowering vine decorative frame built up from purl couched on sequins and with pieces of colored glass, central cartouche of a garlanded and beribboned wreath of green sequins and purl, enclosing a basket of flowers on upper cover and two doves on lower cover, both on striated grounds, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. Some wear to upper board edges, a few small losses. Bookplate of Carlo de Poortere.*** A prettily bound copy of this long-running Berlin almanac, which appeared under various titles from 1769 to 1813. The greatest German book illustrator of the 18th century, Daniel Chodowiecki can be said to have practically single-handedly made the fortunes of the Berlin almanac publishers; he worked for the Berlin Genealogischer Kalendar or Almanac Généalogique from 1770 until his death, as well as for several other almanac publishers. Chodowiecki's financial value is evident from the publisher's advertisement on the final leaf, in which ordinary copies of the almanacs are offered for 7 groschen, those with 12 engravings for 9 gr., and those with the 12 engravings by Chodowiecki for 16 gr. (these latter were available in German or French, for the same price). Chodowiecki was given free rein to choose the subjects of the 12 engravings, always in the calendar sections of the annual almanacs. He often chose popular plays, concentrating his considerable skills on the facial expressions of the actors. In this almanac his 12 small engravings depict scenes from the play Die Jäger by the German actor and playwright August Wilhelm Iffland (1859-1814), published in 1785. The subject of each engraving is explained in a 7-page Explication des estampes following the calendar. The engraved portrait depicts the young Hanoverian Princess Friederike of Prussia (1767-1820), who would become Duchess of York and Albany through her marriage in 1791 to Prince Frederick, King George III's second son. The folding engraved map shows the projected route of what is today known as the Kiel canal - one of the world's most trafficked canals - which joins the North Sea to the Baltic. The canal was completed in 1784, showing that this map, which includes a profile of the canal, was originally issued before that. Like the publishing phenomenon of the almanac, the embroidered decor of this German binding imitates French models, especially in the use of purl couched on sequins and the ribbon and wreath design. Cf. Lanckoronska & Oehler, Die Buchillustration des XVIII. Jahrhunderts II: pp. 92-93.

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