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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] 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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        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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        12 Blätter zu Cecilia oder Geschichte einer reichen Waise, 1787

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten links signiert: "D. Chodowiecki fec."; Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 588. Serie: 12 Blätter zu Cecilia oder Geschichte einer reichen Waise, Bogen. Grösse: 7,6 x 5,1 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 8,3 x 5,1 cm Platte: 23,6 x 42,6 cm Papier: 26,2 x 42,6 cm. Beschreibung: Sehr schöner Probeabdruck vor der Buchverwendung auf einem unzerschnittenen Bogen. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        StereographischerEntwurf des gestirnten Himmels

      Vienna 1787 - Incisione in rame di mm 645x640, colorata a mano. Carta astronomica con la raffigurazione mitologica delle costellazioni. Ottimo esemplare, con qualche piega e trascurabile difetto marginale. cartografia.

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

      , 1787. 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

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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 Copiée...de 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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        De prima materia metallorvm oder gründliche Nachricht vom wahren Saamen, und vom Ursprunge des ganzen Mineralreichs. Nach eignen Erfahrungen geprüft, durch ordentliche Wirkungen der Natur bestätigt und auf eine vorher noch unbekannte Art der Welt mitgetheilt.

      Zittau und Leipzig, Schöps 1787 - Neue vermehrte u. verbesserte. Aufl. ; Halb Leder der Zeit, fest, Spalt an der Lederbindung auf hinterer Seite, Bezug der Deckel von Wasserschaden beschädigt; alter Bibliotheksnummer auf Vorsatz; Innen staubig und leicht vergilbt, Wasserschaden am Rande vieler Seiten leicht sichtbar; VIII, 100 S. ; Restaurierung dieses seltene Buch möglich; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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