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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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        A view of Moorea one of the Friendly Islands in the South Seas...

      London: Thomas Martyn, 1787. Uncoloured aquatint, 490 x 690 mm.; mounted. An unusual uncoloured version of the famous aquatint by James Cleveley, one of the four remarkable views of the Pacific done after the Cook voyages. The Cleveley aquatints were issued in various different states; one version, for example, had the printed lines appearing as faintly as possible, so that when the prints were coloured by hand they had the appearance of original watercolours. This uncoloured version is interesting for the amount of detail that appears in the actual printing of the plate, and has no subsequent hand-finishing.The original sketches on which this and Cleveley's other three views were based were, according to the prospectus issued for the prints, "drawn on the spot" by James Cleveley, the carpenter on board the ship Resolution. When the expedition returned to England in October 1780 his brother John, a professional draughtsman, worked up the sketches into finished watercolours. The final works portray the Pacific Islands and their inhabitants in a picturesque and idealised manner, which perhaps has more to do with conforming to European notions of a Pacific Arcadia than specific representations of the islands as they were. The resultant images, though perhaps not an exact record of the expedition, do convey a wonderful sense of excitement of these early points of contact between European explorers and Pacific islanders.This view of Moorea is incorrectly titled "one of the Friendly Islands", when it is in fact part of the Society Islands, with Morea just to the north-west of Tahiti. Clipped to plate size, a little browning of the lower edge.

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        Dictionnaire de danse, contenant l'histoire, les règles et les principes de cet art, avec des réflexions critiques, et des anecdotes curieuses concernant la danse ancienne et moderne; le tout tiré des meilleurs auteurs qui ont écrit sur cet art. Ouvrage dédié à Mlle G[uymard].

      Paris, Cailleau, 1787. ____ Première édition du premier dictionnaire consacré à la danse. Desrat, qui publia lui même en 1895 un "Dictionnaire de la danse" loue cet ouvrage qui est "à consulter très fructueusement". Bon exemplaire. *****. In-12. [162 x 95 mm] Collation : XVI, 395, (2) pp. Veau marbré, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire de l'ancienne Grèce, de ses colonies et de ses conquêtes, depuis les premiers temps, juqu'à la division de l'Empire Macédonien, dans l'Orient. On y a joint l'Histoire de la littérature, de la philosophie & des Beaux-Arts

      Chez Buisson. Binding post (XIX) signed Bozérian Young, back with five nerves decorated with lace, dotted lines, nets and gilded florets. Squared cold boards and framed with golden lace. Net gilded on the cuts. All edges gilt. Golden Roulette coaching contreplats. Chez Buisson à Paris 1787 in-8 (12,5x20cm) viij ; 422pp. et (4) iv ; 526pp. et (4) 420pp. et (4) iv ; 384pp. et (4) 466pp. et viij ; 507pp. 6 volumes reliés

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        Les loisirs d'un ministre, ou essais dans le goût de ceux de Montagne, composés en 1736

      first edition.Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back smooth decorated with 4 irons in the ballot box, nets and rollers. Triple net framing on the boards. part of title in red morocco. Very nice copy. Chez C. Plompteux A Liege 1787 In-8 (13,5x21,3cm) viij, 230pp. ; (4) 231pp. 2 tomes en un volume relié

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        Notices générales des graveurs divisés par nations et des peintres rangés par écoles. Précédées de l'histoire de la gravure et de la peinture depuis l'origine de ces arts jusqu'à nos jours, et suivies d'un catalogue raisonné d'une collection choisie d'estampes.

      Dresde, Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1787. ____ Première édition. Illustré par un beau frontispice de Jacob Wilhem Mechau. Michael Huber (1727-1804) était collectionneur; il inventorie dans son ouvrage environ 1500 artistes. Papier bruni, sinon bon exemplaire. *****. 2 volumes in-8. Collation : frontispice, XLVIII, 710 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure du début du XIXe.).

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        Debates in Parliament. 2 vols.

      Printed for John Stockdale. 1787 [3], vi-xv, [5], 394pp; [4], 516pp. 8vo. Full contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, gilt numbers; v. sl. cracking to joints, some foxing to e.ps. Armorial bookplate of William Pym, Esq.ESTC T144270. The first collected edition. The Debates in the Senate of Lilliput, based upon reports of parliamentary debates from February 13th 1741 to February 25, 1743, are in bulk Johnson's longest work. They originally appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine

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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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        Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. (2nd edn.)

      Edinburgh: printed for the Author, and sold by William Creech. 1787 Half title, front. port. after Alexander Nasmyth. Uncut in later full scarlet crushed morocco by Rivière & Son, gilt spine, borders & dentelles. t.e.g. A v.g. close to FINE copy.Egerer 2; T91547. The 'stinking' edition, with 'skinking' incorrectly printed in Address to a Haggis

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        Histoire des membres de l'Académie française, morts depuis 1700 jusqu'en 1771. Pour servir de suite aux Éloges imprimés et lus dans les séances publiques de cette Compagnie

      Chez Moutard. Original collective edition; only the first volume appeared in 1779, published by the author; it is reprinted unchanged with its title page relays. Series found rarely. Full sheepskin blond speckled contemporary. Smooth back two repeated irons (wheat sheaf and urn). Room decorated in black morocco title and volume number adorned morocco beige. Restoration of Volume I head by a piece of brown leather covering the first two boxes; So the First Prev volume has more room title. Upper and lower volume I largely split joints; joints restored to volumes 2, 3, 4; partly split in the upper joint tome Good overall appearance. 5. Praise are biographies that were read at the meetings of the Academy, it consists of all elected eighteenth number 100. These speeches are often annotated for further details. It does not take fauIt term of praise in the modern sense, because it involves not only here biographies and scholarly life, but also a criticism of a work and a character study, and all these lives provide valuable information. Jean Le Rond d'Alembert was elected November 28, 1754 to the French Academy. He became perpetual secretary April 9, 1772. This edition is the result of Condorcet. Etiquette JB Desgrand, lawyer Annonay. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Moutard à Paris 1787 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) (4) xxxiv, vj 559pp. (5) et (4) xij, (4) 437pp. et (4) 523pp. et (4) 637pp. et (4) 668pp. et (4) 378pp. 6 volumes reliés

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        EXTRAIT des registres de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Du 20 Juin 1787. Rapport des Commissaires chargés des Projets relatifs à l'établissment des quatre Hôpitaux.

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1787. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (269x210 mm), 15, [1] pp. Modern half brown morocco (slightly rubbed), spine gilt, very minor foxing. A fine wide-margined copy. ----Duveen-K. 701; see Norman 1289. - FIRST EDITION. Lavoisier was a member of an Academie comittee appointed to report on the terrible and insanitary conditions in Paris hospitals, and particularly the Hotel-Dieu, with a view to replacing it with a new building on the Isle des Cygnes. The committee concluded, that four smaller hospitals would be more efficient than a single large one, and in 1787, Louis XVI ordered their construction. This is the rare second report from the king's private press, signed by Lassone, Dabenton, Tillet, Bailly, Lavoisier, Laplace and d'Arcet. The second report of the commission, dealing with the recommendations for sites on which the projected four new hospitals should be built, was promptly published by the Imprimerie Royale before it appeared in the 'Hist. Acad. R. Sci. for 1786 (1788). Fine.

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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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        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, 724 including Index and Catalogue of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments made and sold by the author, Volume II: 35 finely engraved large 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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        Méthode de nomenclature chimique

      first edition.Bound in full brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. red calf as an exhibit. corners bumped. Scuffs on the borders and on the second flat. Small pits and traces of waterstains in the margins. misfolded boards in fine. A hole in the upper joint in the tail.The method is a manifesto for a revolution in the world of chemistry, and the birth of modern chemistry, a chemistry that resolutely turns his back to the past by becoming a scientist. This is Lavoisier, learned the most influential in the Academy of Sciences, which gathers around its theory and to support a crucially, the largest French chemists Fourcroy, Bertholet, Adet, Hassenfratz, and Guyton Morveau , that the already constituted group welcomes in Paris in February 1787. the latter joined the with advanced chemical nomenclature, which will be revisited by Lavoisier, which requires Morveau abandon its phlogiston theory (the principle of a fuel element in the air) which dates from the seventeenth since discovered the role of oxygen in the air. This is the price that is entrusted with the presentation of the new nomenclature. It is in the meeting on 2 May 1787 to the Academy of Sciences that will be imposed for the first time the terms oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon. Adet Hassenfratz and are responsible for the proposed symbols for "new characters to use in Chemistry" which will not be very successful but promised a great future. The entire project is placed under the authority and will of Lavoisier, and the decision Morveau is the project is a political decision, which should enable better reception among foreign scholars. No one deceive them because it is Lavoisier who will be attacked by Western science.Book very important sign that the birth of scientific chemistry. Chez Cuchet à Paris 1787 in-8 (12,5x19,5cm) (4) 314pp. relié

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        Mémoires philosophiques, historiques, physiques, concernant la découverte de l'Amérique : ses anciens habitans, leurs mÅ“urs, leurs usages, leur connexion avec les nouveaux habitans, leur religion ancienne & moderne, les produits des

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1787. 2 volumes: 576+xv pages; 499+xv pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in 3/4 period leather. Translated from the first German edition (1781) which includes a chapter entitled: "Observations and additions to by Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider". Translated with additional notes and reviews by Jean Baptiste Lefebvre Villebrune. First Spanish edition published in 1772 (Madrid). (Sabin 36805) First French edition.Antonio de Ulloa (12 January 1716 – 3 July 1795) was a Spanish general, explorer, author, astronomer, colonial administrator and the first Spanish governor of Louisiana. He was born in Seville, the son of an economist. Ulloa entered the navy in 1733. In 1735 he was appointed with fellow Spaniard Jorge Juan a member of the French Geodesic Mission, a scientific expedition which the French Academy of Sciences was sending to Ecuador to measure a degree of meridian arc at the equator, led by Pierre Bouguer. He remained there from 1736 to 1744, during which time the two Spaniards discovered the element platinum. In 1745, having finished their scientific labors, Ulloa and Jorge Juan prepared to return to Spain, agreeing to travel on different ships in order to minimize the danger of losing the important fruits of their labors. The ship upon which Ulloa was traveling was captured by the British, and he was taken as a prisoner to England. In that country, through his scientific attainments, he gained the friendship of the men of science, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. In a short time, through the influence of the president of this society, he was released and was able to return to Spain. He published an account of the people and the countries they have met (1748), which was translated into English as A Voyage to South America. He became prominent as a scientist and was appointed to serve on various important scientific commissions. He is to be credited with the establishment of the first museum of natural history, the first metallurgical laboratory in Spain, and the observatory of Cadiz. In 1758 he returned to South America as governor of Huancavelica in Peru and the general manager of the quicksilver mines there. He held this position until 1764. He arrived on 5 March 1766 in New Orleans to serve as the first Spanish governor of West Louisiana. The French colonists refused to recognize Spanish rule, and de Ulloa was expelled from Louisiana by a Creole uprising during the Louisiana Rebellion of 1768. For the remainder of his life he served as a naval officer. In 1779 he became lieutenant-general of the naval forces. As a result of his scientific work in Peru, he published (Madrid, 1784) Relación histórica del viaje á la América Meridional, which contains a full, accurate, and clear description of the greater part of South America geographically, and of its inhabitants and natural history. In collaboration with the Jorge Juan mentioned above, he also wrote Noticias secretas de América, giving valuable information regarding the early religious orders in Spanish America.Condition:Sever worming to spines, exterior hinges cracked, point chipped, library stamps to title pages else a good copy of a scarce item.

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        A Short Review of the Political State of Great-Britain...

      London: J. Debrett, 1787. Octavo; a little light spotting but a very nice copy in old half roan. An ironic (and sometimes biting) commentary on the political state of Britain by Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, including a savage attack on Lord Sydney and the First Fleet set for Botany Bay. Wraxall was a contemporary of Townshend in parliament, and the two men locked horns on a number of issues including the contentious scheme for a penal colony in New South Wales.This edition, the seventh "with additions", as well as the sixth edition of the same year, are the only two versions to contain the long passage on pages 77-83, which is in fact one of the earliest printed references to transportation to Botany Bay.Overall, Wraxall is scathing in his opinion of sending felons to the 'extreme verge of Nature' and likens the scheme to the fabled land of Lilliput by Swift. Lord Sydney comes under heavy fire; indeed Wraxall condemns him as downright incompetent in handling the most basic issues. Regarding the departure of the First Fleet, he writes 'was it not permitted to consult either reason, or naval experience, or humanity, in the time, chosen for their embarkation? Must the month of February be selected from the twelve, for the season of their departure? Does Lord Sydney recollect the fatal issue of Anson's, and of Pizarro's squadrons... If Lord Anson's experience and admonitions were insufficient: if Cook's more recent information were vain, even Robinson Crusoe would have taught him better.'Sydney's reputation as an able politician who became an insipid peer derives, to some extent, from the pithy appraisal that Wraxall included in his memoirs - that 'Tommy Townshend displayed very considerable talents. Lord Sydney, when removed to the Upper House of Parliament, seemed to have sunk into an ordinary man'.'What can be said is that Sydney was perhaps mistaken in accepting a peerage and thus losing much of the influence that came from being a Commons man. He had been appointed by Rockingham - and retained by Shelburne and Pitt - for his debating skills, which were notable. His administrative skills, once in high office, were not so readily apparent... ' (DNB).

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        Histoire de Dannemarc

      Third and best edition; she is the most complete effect. Before composing this set, several editions have appeared: first an introduction to the history of Annemark in 1755, and which forms in this copy the first volume illustrated with a large folding map of Scandinavia. Two volumes in 4 appear a few years later, then a third. The story was then continued until 1720, and then until 1773 in this edition. Paperback, covered with a nineteenth blue paper. Labels handwritten titles and volume numbers. Excellent condition. Remarkably fresh copy and printed on heavy paper, retaining margins of publication, except for the high margin trimmed. The book is considered the best ancient history of Denmark, it is indeed well documented, and also contains a study of mythology and fables of 33 that composes the Edda, and other epics. Before the historical narrative, the first two volumes are an anthropological approach of Denmark, addressing the specificity of this country both for its geographical location and its customs and mythology. The author lived a long time in Denmark and was tutor to the prince reigning at the same time he held a professorship at the Royal College of Copenhagen. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie & Chez Buisson à Genève & à Paris 1787 9 tomes en 9 Vol. in 8 (12x19cm) 9 tomes brochés

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales.

      London. S. Hooper. No date.Ca. 1787. EIGHT VOLUMES, new edition, tall octavo. Large folding handcolored index map, 54 hand colored half page county maps, numerous engravings and some plans. Two early gatherings in volume 1 transposed without loss (pp. 33-40 and 41-48), plan of Barnard Castle in volume 2 bound in upside down, occasional browning particularly on early leaves of volume 8, some offsetting of color onto verso of maps. Richly bound in calf covered boards and decorative spines gilt, dentelles, ribbon markers, marbled endpapers, a most handsome set in good firm condition. A few pages considerably browned (mostly not affecting images), one tiny edge tear to title page of volume one (no pages missing). Map of Merionshire appears never to have been bound in. A highly desirable set in beautiful leather binding. The 160 page preface to the work in volume 1 and its addenda includes comment on castles, monasteries, architecture, Domesday Book and druidical monuments. The county index follows and continues in the subsequent volumes, detailing much interesting information regarding the antiquities of each county concluding with further information in volume 8, the supplement volume. The map of Rutland is also placed here.

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        Vasorum Lymphaticorum Corporis Humani Historia et Ichonographia.

      Siena: Pazzini Carli, 1787. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Imperial folio (560 x 415 mm), [4], 138 pp., engraved allegorical title vignette, engraved dedication leaf within border and 41 plates, of which 14 are accompanying duplicate outline key plates, title a little soiled at margins with library stamps to foot, mounted on stub, light finger-soiling to plate margins, final outline plate enhanced at guard and with paper repair at lower corner. Early 20th-century quarter tan calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt and with 6 raised bands, gilt morocco lettering piece (very minor rubbing and soiling). Minor occasional, mainly marginal foxing and thumb-soiling to text and plates, some wrinkling to leaves. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Gerald Sugarman. A fine copy, printed on strong paper, the stunning plates in fine condition. ----Wellcome IV, 73; Norman 1450; Heirs of Hippocrates 1099; Choulant-Frank 315-316; Garrison-Morton 1104; Waller 6295. - FIRST EDITION. Mascagni was appointed professor of anatomy at the University of Siena at the age of 22; in 1784 he submitted to the Academie des Sciences in Paris his Prodrome d'un ouvrage sur le systeme des vaissaux limphatiques. This was followed by the present work, a magnificent production, which gained him lasting fame and paved the way for progress in anatomy, physiology and clinical medicine, since half of the lymphatic vessels now known were discovered by him. His extremely detailed discoveries of naked-eye anatomical distribution of the lymphatics could only be described through illustrations. For this purpose Mascagni hired Ciro Santi, a painter and engraver from Bologna who lived in Sienna until about 1780. Santi prepared 27 drawings and engraved 27 spectacular copperplates and 16 key plates. These depict vessels in some of the finest detail present in anatomical illustration before the advent of photography. Very Good.

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        Renseignements sur un voyage à faire dans les Pyrénées.

      2 Juin 1787. ____ Manuscrit en partie autographe, signé du compte-rendu du voyage dans les Pyrénées de Gillet de Laumont, inspecteur des mines, destiné à Louis-Alexandre de La Rochefoucauld. "Je vais donner une note succincte de mon voyage en 1786, qui pourra être de quelque utilité à M. le duc de La Rochefoucaud." Laumont a visité les nombreuses mines pyrénéennes et décrit les curiosités minéralogiques de l'Ariège au Béarn. Le duc de La Rochefoucauld projetait visiblement de parcourir cette région. Ce récit est accompagné de quelques conseils de voyage, "Un voyage intéressant mais fatigant est celui du Port d'Oo" et il ne manque pas de citer les noms des guides locaux qu'il faut employer. François-Pierre-Nicolas Gillet de Laumont, accompagné de son ami Lelièvre, autre géologue, est parti de Toulouse, à la fin de Juillet 1786 pour parcourir l'Ariège (Pamiers, Vic-Dessos, montagne de Lers, Etang d'Arbu, Aulus), puis les régions de Saint-Béat, Bagnères de Luchon, Bagnères de Bigorre, Barèges, Gavarnie, Gèdre, Héas, Eaux-Bonnes, Eaux-Chaudes, le chemin de la mâture, la vallée d'Aspe, Mauléon, vallée de Baigory, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Salies... puis est passé à Bordeaux et Saintes, pour revenir à Paris, fin Novembre "à cheval, parmi les neiges et les frimas". "En parcourant la chaîne des Pyrénées, [Laumont et Lelièvre] découvrirent ensemble le dipyre [...], les fossiles des tours de Marboré et de la Brèche de Rolland, fossiles qui depuis ont servi à déterminer les diverses révolutions que ces hautes montagnes ont éprouvées." (Héricart de Thury, Annales des Mines, 1834). En-tête de ce manuscrit on trouve ses jugements sur les ouvrages sur le sujet. Palassou, a écrit son "Essai de minéralogie des Pyrénées", "plus en voyageur qu'en minéralogiste". "Mr. de la Peyrouse a donné des descriptions très intéressantes pour le minéralogiste dans le Journal de physique en Juin 1785." "L'ouvrage le plus complet, le plus exact" est celui du baron de Dietrich. Le manuscrit est de la main d'un copiste professionnel. Laumond a ajouté dans les marges de longues notes complémentaires. Une note de sa main en tête du manuscrit : "Remis à Mr. Bergon le 2 Juin 1787 pour le faire passer à Mr. le duc de La Rochefoucaud qui avait demandé des renseignements et des mémoires..." Dans une note, Laumont écrit : "Je prierai Monsieur le duc de La Rochefoucauld de vouloir bien, si Mr. Mariotte fond, suivre quelques unes de ses fonte, en le faisant rendre compte de ..." Membre de l'Académie des Sciences (qu'il a présidé en 1784), La Rochefoucauld était grand voyageur et passionné par les sciences naturelles. Député aux États généraux de 1789, il sera exécuté en 1792. Ce voyage est rapporté dans :"Le voyage de Gillet de Laumont et de Lelièvre dans les Pyrénées à la veille de la Révolution française", par Franck Giraud, (ABC Mines, bulletin 29, mai 2008). D'évidence, l'auteur n'a pas connu ce manuscrit et donne les étapes de ce voyage à l'envers.*****. In-folio. [375 x 230 mm] Collation : (22) pp. Broché.

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        Sammandrag af Captain Jacob Cooks tredje Resa, I Söderhafwet och emot Norra Polen...

      Uppsala: Johan Edman, 1787. Octavo, with a folding map, woodcut vignette at top of first text page, with the advertisement leaf; in contemporary pale half calf over speckled paper boards, spine panelled in gilt, original label. The rare first Swedish version of the official account of Cook's third voyage, the first Scandinavian publication relating to Cook's final voyage including the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. The folding map is of the north Pacific and shows the newly-discovered islands at the base of the image. Although published anonymously, this Swedish compilation based on the official account of the voyage has been attributed by Rolf du Rietz to Samuel Ödmann of Uppsala (see Bibliotheca Polynesiana, 1137). The same Ödmann was editor of the Swedish editions of the First Fleet journals of Hunter and White.The map is signed at the bottom right "G.B. sc."; this is perhaps the famous cartographer Gabriel Boding (1714-1790), or may be the much younger engraver Gustaf Broling (1766-1838). A final leaf of publisher's advertisements (missing from some copies but present here) includes a notice of the 1783 Swedish edition of Cook's second voyage. Small section of the headband chipped, but very slight.

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        Travels Through Syria and Egypt, in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 . . .

      First English edition, translated from the French edition of the same year. London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1787. 2 vols, 8vo, later quarter vellum, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering. Half-titles present. Two folding maps and three folding plates. ¶ The fascinating travel narrative of Constantin François Chasseboeuf, Comte de Volney (1757-1820), French aristocrat, philosopher, abolitionist, historian and politician, who set out for Egypt and Syria in 1782 and remained there for almost five years. His Voyage en Égypt et en Syrie was first published in Paris in 1787 and quickly translated into English. "One of the most exact and valuable works of the kind ever published. . . . Volney was a member of the States General and later the Constituent Assembly. He had a varied career during the Revolution, once narrowly escaping the guillotine" - Cox. Volney later became a friend of Thomas Jefferson, whom he visited at Monticello. Jefferson admired Volney's writings and at one time had planned to translate his Ruins of Empires into English, but presidential politics intervened. Some foxing; bindings a little worn; paper repair to EE8 in volume two, the original tear which was apparently casued by a printer's error; very good copy.

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        Die Entdeckungen des fünften Welttheils oder Reisen um die Welt ein lesebuch für die Jugend.

      Nuremberg: Felsseckerischen Buchhandlung, 1783-1784 [and 1787]. Two volumes in one, small octavo, with portrait frontispiece of Forster; additional volume included (second edition of the second volume, see notes below); contemporary full calf bindings for each volume respectively. Rare late eighteenth-century German educational handbook, comprising a series of conversations about Pacific exploration between a teacher and three boys named Carl, Fritz and Christian. Most of the second volume concerns the voyages of Cook, with excellent detail on his death in Hawaii, the Tahitian romance of Banks and Oberea, and landfalls in New Zealand.The conversations in the first volume begin with the early Pacific ventures of Balboa and Magellan, followed by prominent British explorers of the eighteenth-century. Byron and Wallis are discussed in great detail, with much on the native customs of Tahiti including ceremonies and morai burials. The second volume begins with Carteret although the majority of the discourse concerns the career of Captain Cook (pp. 111-324). This takes the form of a biographical summary that is followed by discussion of the first voyage. The biographical treatment begins with the war in Quebec and Cook's Newfoundland surveys and continues to his death in Hawaii. Indeed, some five pages are devoted to Cook's murder: young Fritz is horrified to learn that the great captain was violently clubbed in the chest, and cries aloud "Uber mein Gott!". Then follows good treatment of the first voyage, with ample references to Banks and Solander throughout. Some 29 pages concern Tahiti (with a focus on Banks and Oberea) while the last two chapters are devoted to New Zealand, including the Poverty Bay landing and relations with the Maori (pp. 283-324).These two volumes constitute the complete publication up to 1784, though subsequently three further volumes would take the story on. This explains why the final two chapters of the second volume concern New Zealand while Cook's imminent arrival in New Holland is only mentioned on the last page. Rolf du Rietz notes in Bibliotheca Polynesiana that the larger series eventually ran to five volumes published in Nuremberg up to 1790. As the title suggests, the series was devoted to the 'fifth part of the world', i.e. the Pacific and Australasia.To complicate matters further, Du Rietz provides a collation for the first volume that corresponds with ours (namely 372 pp.) although the page count provided by Forbes for this volume is different. Clearly there were other versions of this book. The National Library's copy represents the other variant. We also include here for comparative purposes a stray copy of the second edition (1787, same publisher) of the second volume complete with the portrait frontispiece of Forster.To summarise, the two volume set we offer here is a continuous narrative as published, complete to 1784, with the first volume dated 1783 and the second 1784. The endpaper of the first volume bears a florid Latin inscription dated 1789 awarding the book to one Samuel Braun for his diligence and scholarship. Both books in good condition in non-matching contemporary full calf (spine of one volume worn).

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        Vies des fameux architectes depuis la Renaissance des arts, avec la description de leurs ouvrages. Vies des fameux sculpteurs, depuis la Renaissance des arts...

      first edition, rare, illustrated by two allegorical frontispiece by Renou and engraved by Robert.Binding in full mottled calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated with irons caissonés the onion and wheels. parts of title in red morocco, and volume number in green calf. Lack head of Volume I and a cut head of Volume II (with slight lack). Mors top of Volume I split the head and upper joint of Volume II closely split tail. 2 corners bumped. Friction. Slight relief engraving on the title page of Volume I. Despite some flaws mentioned, fine copy, good holding.The lives of architects and sculptors are preceded Speech architecture (84p.), And the Sermon on the sculpture (36p.). These biographies are classified by nationality; besides strictly biographical elements are detailed the main buildings made and books written. There are 17 Italians for architects inputs, 2 for English, one for Germans, and 23 for the French. The proportion is similar for sculptors. Chez Debure à Paris 1787 in-8 (12,5x20cm) lxxxiv 494pp. et (2) xxxvj 324pp. 2 volumes reliés

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