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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        Krünitz, Oeconomische Encyklopädie, 20 Bände (ab Band 1), 268 Kupfer-Tafeln, 1787-1789

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Harrison's British Classicks. First edition, 1785-7, eight volumes in 18th century full tree calf.

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

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        An Essay on Man in Four Epistles

      Printed and sold by the Booksellers in Town and Country 1787 - Originally published anonymously by Pope circa 1733 (first three epistles) -1734 (fourth epistle). Inscribed at top of title page with a date, “1787”, and “Whitwell” and, beneath the title, a handwritten motto, “Dum vivimus, oh vivamus!” ("While we live, oh, let us live!") 60 pp. 16 x 10 cms. Pages sewn into marbled paper covers. Spine fraying and missing in places; pages very good. Previous owners’ name (George Long, Guiseley) written in ink on first and last pages, also p. 28. SHIPPING: this is a valuable book and insurance is required in addition to our standard charges - please contact us for a quote. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Antiquities of Scotland. 2 vols.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        An Essay on Man in Four Epistles

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

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

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

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

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

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        BICKERSTAFF'S ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1788. BEING BISSEXTILE OR LEAP YEAR, AND TWELFTH OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Méthode de Nomenclature Chimique.

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

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

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

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        Sir Hugh Palliser Bart.

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

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

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

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        Descripciones de las islas Pithiusas y Baleares.

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

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        Chess

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

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

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

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        Méthode de nomenclature chimique

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

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        Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes]

      Sanson & Compagnie, Deux Ponts 1787 - Deux-Ponts [Zweibrücken], 1785-1787. All 18 volumes in sound contemporary binding, half calf over speckled boards, morocco labels numbered in gilt I through XVIII though some rubbed or flaked; all edges red. Illustrated with 114 hand coloured copper plate engravings; collation complete. Various paginations; text in French. Each volume bearing the signature of one early owner with 1799 penned alongside in tome IV. A few early professional marginal repairs to end sheets of one volume; the occasional unobtrusive stain. A handsome set, purchased by its previous owner from Wheldon and Wesley. Shipping cost to be determined by location: please inquire. Size: 12mo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité élémentaire de minéralogie. . Deuxième edition.Paris, Verdière (back of half-title: Hippolyte Tilliard; volume 2: Paul Renouard), 1830-1832. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 24 folding engraved plates, some coloured by hand, and several letterpress folding tables. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      - DSB II, p. 106; Schuh, Beudant 5; not in Sinkankas. Second edition of a monograph on mineralogy by the eminent French mineralogist and geologist François Sulpice Beudant (1787-1850). "This much expanded and improved edition reflects the tremendous strides mineralogy and chemistry made during the first part of the 19th century. . this was the leading textbook in mineralogical science in France for many years" (Schuh). It starts with a brief introduction on the distinction between mineralogy and geology, followed by chapters on the different forms of minerals, how they arise, their chemical composition, classification, usage etc. The second volume deals with the different mineral families and their precious stones. "Mineralogical investigations, particularly experiments with carbonates and other salts, revealed to Beudant a principle of the combination of mineral substances that he expressed in Beudant's law. Essentially, he found that some compounds dissolved in the same solution would precipitate together, forming a crystal whose properties they determined in common. The interfacial angles of this new crystal would have a value intermediate between the angles of the original compounds, proportional to the quantity of each" (DSB).Slightly browned and foxed throughout. Bindings rubbed along the extremities. Overall in good condition.

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        L’elogio di Amerigo Vespucci composto dal proposto Marco Lastri Fiorentino,

      (Francesco Moücke), (27 Settembre 1787), (Firenze), - In 8° grande; (26) c. di carta non numerate. Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titolo in oro al dorso in parte scolorito. Piatti foderati da carta marmorizzata coeva. Antico ex-libris nobiliare applicato alla prima carta bianca di Giuseppe Mannucci Benincasa. Un leggerissimo alone al margine basso interno delle prime ed ultime 4 carte. Ininfluente. Piccolo timbro nobiliare alla seconda carta. Esemplare nel complesso in buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione. L’opera contiene un secondo titolo impresso in rosso a carta a5 "Comincia l’elogio di Amerigo Vespucci composto dal proposto Marco Lastri dottore in Teologia". Prima edizione, stampata in sole cento copie di questo celeberrimo elogio di Amerigo Vespucci scritto dal famoso letterato ed ecclesiastico fiorentino, Marco Lastri. Al colophon la dicitura "Finito l’Elogio di Amerigo Vespucci composto dal Proposto M. Lastri: Impresso in Firenze in numero di C. copie per Francesco Moucke fiorentino nel MDCCLXXXVII. A dì XXIV. Settembre. Laus Deo.". L’autore scrisse l’opera su tema proposto dall’Accademia della Crusca che aveva deciso in questo modo di dar lustro alla figura del grande navigatore, esploratore e cartografo fiorentino, fra i primi ad esplorare il nuovo mondo, Amerigo Vespucci. Molto raro, solo 100 esemplari stampati. Rif. Bibl.: IT\ICCU\TO0E\014967.

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        A View in Matavai Bay, Otaheite.

      London: J. Webber, No. 312 Oxford Street, 1787. Aquatint in sepia tones on laid paper, 290 x 430 mm, full margins, mounted. A very rare and separately issued View in Matavai, Otaheite prepared by the artists John Webber and Marie Catherine Prestel in 1787.Issued in aquatint, a newly arrived techique, this is one of the most romantic and tropical scenes encountered during Cook's voyage. The image had earlier been done as a line etching in November 1786, but Webber decided instead to experiment with the aquatint technique in collaboration with Marie Catherine Prestel, 'an aquatint artist of some note, who had recently come to London from Frankfurt' (Joppien & Smith, p. 192). This is the first of two issues; a second appeared in 1788.Webber found that this new method 'allowed greater freedom and a wider range of evocative tones of light and shade' (Joppien & Smith). He ultimately prepared four aquatints with Prestel, this being one of them: all are rare. It is a famous image; as Joppien and Smith note, 'There can be no doubt that the drawing represents one of the most romantic and tropical scenes encountered during the voyage'. Crisp impression.

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        A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines... The Thirty-Fifth Edition.

      London: War Office, 1787. Octavo, [ii], 372 pp., contemporary ownership notation to title-page, in recent boards with linen backstrip. Handbook listing the officers of the British army and marines, published just three months prior to the departure of the First Fleet from Portsmouth on 13 May 1787. The book lists all eight officers of the First Fleet marines - Major Robert Ross, Lieutenants John Long, James Furzer and William Dawes; and the four company commanders James Campbell, John Shea, James Meredith and Watkin Tench.As a handbook to the Georgian military of the era, this book is indispensable. Smudge affects the fore-edge and a few scattered spots, yet very good overall.

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        Opuscules

      Counterfeiting of the Cazin edition of 1781 pieces of these erotic, songs and literary madécasses mixtures. According permission placed at the end of the second volume, this fourth edition was printed in 1500 copies. It is decorated with two titles-engraved frontispiece, marked "Fifth Edition", and 5 figures engraved with etching by Coulet. Copy on blue vellum.Binders later (XIX) in full blue morocco, decorated in Du Seuil, Hello signed. Back with five nerves ornate boxes, jewels, nets and gold lace. Sixfold framing gilded nets and florets spandrels on the boards. Net gilded underscore cuts and caps. Large golden lace supervision of marbled paper contreplats. All edges gilt. Some very tiny scuffs and slightly tarnished boards, otherwise fine copy.  Manoury Londres, et se trouve à Caen 1787 in-16 (7,5x12,5cm) 2 volumes reliés

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        FRANCOIS JANINET (1752 - 1814). "L'Indiscretion". Dame im Louis-Seize-Kostüm will den Brief ihrer Freundin lesen, dahinter ein Himmelbett.

      - Aquatinta, von mehreren Platten in Farben gedruckt, um 1787, 35 x 27 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 385/6, Janinet: "Seine schönsten Blätter . sind diejenigen nach Nic. Lavreince . L'Indiscretion". - In der alten originalen Montage. Gerahmt im Stil der Zeit. Brillanter Druck dieses gesuchten Farbstichs.

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        \"L`Indiscretion\". Dame im Louis-Seize-Kostüm will den Brief ihrer Freundin lesen, dahinter ein Himmelbett.

       Aquatinta, von mehreren Platten in Farben gedruckt, um 1787, 35 x 27 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 385/6, Janinet: \"Seine schönsten Blätter ... sind diejenigen nach Nic. Lavreince ... L`Indiscretion\". - In der alten originalen Montage. Gerahmt im Stil der Zeit. Brillanter Druck dieses gesuchten Farbstichs. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Farbstich

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        An Estimate of the Temperature of Different Latitudes. / An Essay on Phlogiston, and the Constitution of Acids.

      London: J. Davis for P. Elmsly in the Strand, 1787. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I. An Estimate of the Temperature of Different Latitudes. London: printed by J. Davis, for P. Elmsly in the Strand, 1787. viii, 114 pp. [Bound with] II. An Essay on Phlogiston, and the Constitution of Acids. London: J. Davis for P. Elmsly in the Strand, 1787. [6], 146, [2] pp., including half-title, errata leaf and publisher's adverts leaf at end. 8vo (199 x 122 mm). Two works in one volume. Contemporary calf (upper hinge cracked but holding, corners bumped and worn. Internally crisp, clean and virtually unfoxed. Provenance: J. H. Streatfield (inscribed on front pastedown " West Green, Nov. 1902"); The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to first title verso and p.51). ----I. Sabin 38013; DSB VII, p.390. FIRST EDITION. An early work in comparative climatology. The study includes North America, West Indies, etc. II. Duveen, p. 324; DSB VII, pp. 388-9; Partington III, pp. 660-665. - FIRST EDITION. One of Kirwan's most interesting books is his defense of the phlogiston theory. "First published in 1787, the Essay defended the phlogiston theory against the views then being promulgated in France by Lavoisier and his followers. Kirwan identified phlogiston with "inflammable air" (hydrogen), comparing it with "fixed air" (carbon dioxide) ... He did not deny the observations on which Lavoisier had based his rejection of phlogiston, but believed them to be explicable in terms of the older theory, which, on the whole, accorded best with known chemical facts ... Kirwan abandoned the phlogiston theory in 1791 because he failed to show conclusively the formation of fixed air from phlogiston and oxygen" (DSB). Near Fine.

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        Dictionnaire Mytho-hermétique dans lequel on trouve les allégories fabuleuses des poètes, les métaphores, les énigmes et les termes barbares des philosophes hermétiques expliqués.

      P., Delalain, 1787, pet. in 8°, de XXIV-546pp.-1f., pl. maroquin brun du tout début du XXe siècle, dentelle int., filets sur les coupes, tête dorée (Moens rel.). bel exemplaire frais à toutes marges. Seconde édition de ce dictionnaire des termes hermétiques servant de complément indispensable aux Fables égyptiennes et grecques, l'auteur rappelle dans sa préface que "jamais science n'eut plus besoin de Dictionnaire que la Philosophie Hermétique". Pernety consacra son existence à la défense de l'art philosophal au sein de la secte hermético-maçonnique qu'il avait fondée à Avignon en 1784. ¶ Caillet n°8525- Dorbon n°3613 - Ferguson II.181

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        ESSAYS ON THE MICROSCOPE; containing a Practical Description of the most improved Microscopes: a General History of Insects, their Transformations, Peculiar Habits and Oeconomy:

      London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, 1787. an Account of the various species and singular properties of the Hydrae and Vorticellae: A description of Three Hundred and Seventy-Nine Animalcula, with a concise Catalogue of Interesting Objects: a view of the Organization of Timber and the Configuration of Salts when under the Microscope. 2 volumes in 1, text volume and plates volume, FIRST EDITIONS, 1787. 4to, approximately 275 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, Volume I: mezzotint allegorical frontispiece plate after T.S. Duché, pages: xxiii, [1]-724 including Index and Catalogue of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments made and sold by the author, Volume II: 35 engraved plates on 32 folding sheets illustrating microscopes and accessories and microscopically observed specimens. Bound in contemporary tree calf, rebacked in light coloured calf, raised bands, gilt rules and earlier gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, half-title present in Volume I, no title page in Volume II. Corners of boards slightly worn, first few prelims in Volume I lightly browned, 1 very neat pencil margin note, faint foxing to margins of a few pages, otherwise text volume bright and clean, 12 folding plates lightly browned to varying degrees on the image, others lightly browned in the margin only, a few with pale offsetting. A very good copy. The author, George Adams, Jr. (1750-1795), was the son of one of the most famous English microscope makers of the mid-eighteenth century. His father (1720-1773) published the popular Micrographia illustrata; or, The Knowledge of the Microscope Explain'd in 1746 and introduced a number of improvements in microscope design. George Adams, Jr. followed in his father's footsteps in the instrument-making business, and also published works on electricity (1784) and vision (1789). See Wellcome Library Volume II, page13. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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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        BAYERN. - Monumenta Boica. Band XV. - Thierhaupten - Mallersdorf - Prüll/bei Regensburg - Seligental/bei Landshut.

      Mchn., Literis Franzianis 1787 - 21,5 x 17 cm. 2 Bl., 667 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 22 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Nideraltachensia Pars II" (Niederaltaich Teil II), "Monumenta Thierhauptana" (Thierhaupten) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Prulensia" (Prüll/bei Regensburg) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Mallerstorfensia" (Mallersdorf) mit Ansicht und "Monumenta Seeligenthalensia" (Seligental/bei Landshut) mit Ansicht. Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband bestoßen und etwas lädiert. Teils leicht fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations Fondamentales sur les Langues Anciennes et Modernes; ou prospectus de l'ouvrage intitule la langue primitive conservee.

      Paris: Barrois, 1787. Quarto, 112pp, bound with two later Hebrew and Arabic grammars, in early nineteenth-century quarter calf (spine scuffed). A rare and eccentric treatise promoting Celtic as the foundation for all languages ancient and modern. The work includes a chapter on Tahiti based upon vocabularies in the voyage accounts of Bougainville and the account of Cook's second voyage published by Georg Forster, who accompanied his father Johann Reinhold Forster on the Resolution.Jacques le Brigant (1720-1804) was a lawyer and keen amateur archaeologist who surveyed and unearthed ancient sites in England and his native province of Brittany. Le Brigant boldly promoted his hypothesis that the ancient language of Brittany was the original Celtic tongue, being composed from pure monosyllabic elements. Yet, like many pioneers of grand historical derivation so fashionable throughout the eighteenth-century, le Brigant went further and expanded his theory to encompass all the languages of the world. The result is an extraordinary book that attempts to prove the common origin of disparate languages including Chinese, Sanskrit and Caribbean, through an admittedly naïve and simplistic process of phonetic comparison. Such speculative theories, so beloved of dilettante scholars such as le Brigant, faced inevitable extinction with the rise of anthropology and scientific linguistics in the mid-nineteenth century.Le Brigant based his phonetic comparisons upon vocabularies from published voyage accounts. The chapter on Tahiti uses word lists from the account of Bougainville who visited Tahiti in 1768, and also from the description by the brilliant naturalist Georg Forster who joined Cook on his second voyage of discovery through the Pacific between 1773-1775. There are two tables for phonetic comparison while a third table compares the spelling of common terms in the texts of Bougainville and Forster. The third table is important given the theory hinges upon phonetic comparison as the etymology of the Tahitian language was not understood. This extraordinary attempt at linguistic and cultural derivation is not hampered by the fact that Polynesian is not a written language. Similarly, the analysis of Chinese and Celtic in this book proceeds with romanised Chinese terms rather than characters (being European interpretations of Chinese words, rather than pure forms).Despite these obvious limitations, le Brigant's enthusiastic optimism is both charming and engaging. The book demonstrates the diverse audience who read contemporary voyage accounts and an esoteric application of fresh knowledge from the farthest corners of the earth. Le Brigant continued to expand his opus, publishing a related text on Celtic origins in Strassbourg in 1779. Half-title and final two leaves a little chipped, a little foxing and browning yet very good.

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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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        A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE.

      119, [1 blank page], 16 pages. The New Testament has a separate title-page. The 16 page section also has a separate title: AN APPENDIX Containing the Ten Commandments, and the Old and New testament Dissected. Philadelphia. Printed by D. Humphreys. 1787. Illustrated with two engravings. Contemporary plain, untitled calf. 50 x 38 mm. 2 x 11/2 inches. Slight loss of leather at head of spine; ownership inscription, 'Elizabeth Crumps book 1790,' on endpaper; the first engraving is possibly misbound and, perhaps, should have been the frontispiece; some leaves shaved very close at the fore-edge; else a very good copy of a rare American miniature. Welsh 1049. Not in Bondy. Evans 45053. Adomeit. Thumb Bibles, A3. ESTC records two copies in North America: Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Library Company of Philadephia.

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        Observations on a Bill, for Explaining, Amending, and Reducing into One Act, the several Laws now in being,... for preventing the Exportation of Live Sheep, Wool, and other Commodities.

      London? 1787. 12mo, uncut, recent marbled wrappers. Rare: an intriguing pamphlet on the vexed question of the importation of wool into England, with a preface thought to have been contributed by Sir Joseph Banks.The West Countryman John Anstie had first mooted a new Bill in 1786 for reducing all the of the laws regarding wool manufacture and export into a single Act, 'a draconian affair of almost fifty pages.' Banks, who had a copy of the Bill, scribbled 'This is the original bill attempted by the manufacturers in 1786 judged too bad for even an attempt at a second reading.' Banks, moreover, is known to have kept a weather eye on proceedings on the advice of Pemberton Milne, who initially spearheaded the defence. Banks became increasingly involved, drawing in the support of agricultural reformers Arthur Young and Lord Sheffield, who 'wrote to each other, collected statistics, circulated pamphlets and newspapers, harangued every M.P. and landowner they met at their country assizes and race meetings' (Richard Wilson, 'Newspapers and Industry: the Export of Wool Controversy in the 1780s,' The Press in English Society, pp. 100-102).The present pamphlet was one of the bulwarks of this new group that was agitating against the Act. Although anonymous, the attribution of this work to William Nicholson is based on a copy now in the University of Pennsylvania, which bears the manuscript note: 'The pamphlet was written by Mr Nicholson. The Preface by Sir Joseph Banks.' Nicholson (1753-1815) was a scientific editor and member of the Royal Society, known to have dabbled in any number of pursuits. The correspondence between him and Banks recorded by Dawson chiefly related to a contretemps between the two men regarding publication of Royal Society papers, but does show that they were well acquainted.However, it might just as well have been written by the more famous pamphleteer in the service of the wool trade, Lord Sheffield, who produced any number of pro-market works on the subject in this period. A firm attribution to Banks might not be possible either, but the involvement of Banks in the defence is understood, and it is almost certain that he approved and perhaps even wrote the preface, as has been asserted. Either way, it forms an interesting footnote to Banks' long researches into sheep and wool. Banks, of course, had been actively involved with wool-breeders since 1781 when he was engaged on behalf of the farmers of Lincolnshire, and had keenly promoted the importation of Spanish sheep since at least 1785, when he first established his own small flock at Spring Grove, and over the ensuing two decades energetically fulfilled his role as Groom of His Majesty's Spanish Flock.

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