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        Quatuor Evangelia Graece

      cum variantibus a textu lectionibus codd. mss. bibliothecae Vaticanae, Barberinae, Laurentianae, Vindobonensis, Escurialensis, Havniensis Regiae, quibus accedunt lectiones versionum Syrarum, veteris, Philoxenianae et Hierosolymitanae jussu et sumtibus regiis. Havniae [Copenhagen]: Schultz 1788. With 3 copperengraved leaves with samples. [10] + [3] + XCII + 676 pp. Bound in contemporary full leather with coloured label and richly gilt on spine.. All published. Rare as most of the copies burned at the Copenhagen fire 1795. Bibl. Danica I, 48.Andreas Birch (November 6, 1758 - October 25, 1829) was a professor from Copenhagen who in 7181-83 by the king of Denmark, Christian VII, was sent to examine manuscripts of the New Testament and the apocryphal gospels in Italy, Germany, and other European countries. [Wikipedia]

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        Reise durch einige der mittlern und südlichen vereinigten nordamerikanischen Staaten nach Ost-Florida und den Bahama-Inseln unternommen in den Jahren 1783 und 1784. 12 Bl., 644 S., 1 Bl.; Titel, 2 Bl., XXXII, 551 S. Mit 2 wiederholten Titelvignetten u. 1 gefalt. Karte. Marmor. Pappbde d. Z. (etwas berieben) mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern (eines mit kleiner Fehlstelle) und Filetenvergoldung.

      Erlangen, Johann Jacob Palm, 1788. - Erste Ausgabe des ersten deutschen Berichts über die Vereinigten Staaten im 18. Jahrhundert. "First notable 18th century account of the United States by a German traveller" (Hoves). Selten wie alle Werke Schöpfs, der als Truppenarzt der ansbach-bayreuthischen Söldner auf englischer Seite am amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg teilnahm, nach dem Waffenstillstand ausgedehnte Reisen in den Vereinigten Staaten unternahm und nach seiner Rückkehr über die Bahamas nach Bayreuth im Jahre 1784 die erste "Materia medica Americana" verfasste (vgl. Garrison/Morton 1837). Von New York aus trat Schöpf seine Reise durch New Jersey nach Pennsylvanien an. Er berichtet ausführlich über die Quaker und die mährischen Brüder, über die deutschen Siedlungsgebiete und die keineswegs erfreulichen Zustände, die dort herrschten, über Grenz- und Indianerfragen, sowie über botanische, naturwissenschaftliche, wirtschaftliche und mineralogische Beobachtungen. Durch Maryland, Virginia, Nord- und Süd-Carolina gelangte er bis nach Florida. "Vielseitigkeit, lebendige und vorurtheilsfreie Auffassung, scharfe Beobachtung und treffendes Urtheil stempeln S. zu einem anziehenden Vertreter der freieren Geistesrichtung, die auch in Deutschland am Schlusse des 18. Jahrhunderts sich Bahn brach. Sein Hauptwerk, die Reisebeschreibung, ist mit Unrecht vergessen worden. Sie bietet eine der vielseitigsten und vollständigsten Schilderungen des südöstlichen Amerika, das damals so viel besucht und beschrieben wurde. Es gibt keine Thatsache, sei es des Gebirgsbaues oder der Politik, der Botanik oder des kirchlichen Lebens, der Ethnographie oder Technologie, die er aufzuzeichnen oder zu besprechen und zu beurtheilen für unwerth gehalten hätte Er gehört mehr der Aufklärung, als der poetisch-mystischen Richtung seines Jahrhunderts an Die beiden Bände werden dadurch zu wichtigen Quellen für die Beurtheilung der folgenreichen Entwickelungsperiode, in welche die Vereinigten Staaten nach der Beendigung des Unabhängigkeitskrieges eingetreten waren. Die meisten Urtheile Schöpf's hat die spätere Geschichte des Landes bekräftigt. Es gilt dies auch von denjenigen, welche er über die Zukunft der Deutschen in den Vereinigten Staaten gefällt hat. Ueber diese bringt er zahlreiche Mittheilungen und für die noch zu schreibende Geschichte der deutschen Einwanderer in Nordamerika werden die beiden Bände seiner Reiseschilderung mit ihren Anhängen immer eine wichtige Quelle bilden" (ADB). – Leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, nur die Titelei gering stärker. Gutes Exemplar auf besserem Papier. – Sabin 77757. Howes S 176 (zählen beide irrig "4 Bl." statt 4 Seiten bzw. 2 Bl.). Meynen 3354. Dippel 468. Commerzbibliothek Hamburg 1191. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Observations sur l'Histoire de France

      New edition.Binders of the time in full sheepskin blond rooted. spine smooth ornate gilded florets and of nets, as well as parts of title and volume number red morocco. Golden streaks on the cuts and caps. All slices of yellow speckled red.Bookplate Helix. S.n. àKell 1788 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in-12 (10x17cm) 297pp. (2) et 295pp. (4) et 336pp. (3) et (4) 332pp. et (4) 355pp. et (4) 276pp. 6 volumes reliés

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        UNA DE LAS PRIMERAS LETRAS DE CANVIO OFICIALES EN ESPAÑA, BANCO NACIONAL DE SAN CARLOS 1788

      BANCO NACIONAL DE SAN CARLOS 1788 - UNA DE LAS PRIMERAS LETRAS DE CANVIO OFICIALES EN ESPAÑA, BANCO NACIONAL DE SAN CARLOS 1788. CON LAS FIRMAS CORRESPONDIENTES DE PEDRO LE NORMAND, EL MARQUES DE CASTRILLO Y PEDRO BERNARDO CASAMAYOR, EXTREMADAMENTE RARO Y PRACTICAMENTE UNICO. REF LC. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Südliche Flußlandschaft mit Blick auf eine Stadt mit Brücke, im Vordergrund links zwei Jäger und Zeichner.

      - Schwarze Kreide, auf cremefarbenem Velin, verso bezeichnet „Jac. Gauermann". 22,7:29,6 cm. Als Sohn eines schwäbischen Dorftischlers absolvierte Gauermann zunächst eine Lehre als Steinhauer in Hohenheim bei Stuttgart. 1788 konnte er jedoch das Studium an der Stuttgarter Zeichenakademie beginnen und wurde zum Zeichner und Kupferstecher ausgebildet. Anschließend arbeitete er als Verlagsgehilfe bei einem Heilbronner Kunsthändler. In Wien konnte er mit Unterstützung seines Heilbronner Arbeitgebers zwei Monate die dortige Akademie besuchen, mußte die Ausbildung jedoch aufgrund dessen Todes abbrechen. Zum Broterwerb arbeitete er dann als Kupferstecher und privater Zeichenlehrer. 1802 bereiste er erstmals, als Gehilfe des Wiener Malers M. von Molitor (1759-1812) die Alpen. Hier erfolgte der Übergang von der klassizistisch orientierten zur auf der Naturbeobachtung basierenden realistischen Kunstauffassung. 1803 ließ er sich in Miesenbach nieder und gestaltete nun vorwiegend Alpenlandschaften. 1811 wurde er von Erzherzog Johann zum Kammermaler ernannt und erlangte die Mitgliedschaft der Wiener Akademie.

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        Relación Del Último Viage Al Estrecho De Magdallanes De La Fragata De S. M. Santa María De La Cabeza En Los Años De 1785 Y 1786. [WITH:] .Apendice A La Relación Del Viage Al Magallanes De La Fragata De Guerra Santa María De La Cabeza, Que Contiene El De Los Paquebotes Santa Casilda Y Santa Eulalia Para Completar El Reconocimiento Del Estrecho En Los Años De 1788 Y 1789.

      Madrid: Por la Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Companía, 1788-93. - 2 Volumes in 1. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., xvi, 70, 75-359; 2 p.l., 128. 4 folding tables numbered 71-74 inserted between pp. 70 and 75 in Vol. I. 1 folding table in Vol II. engraved portrait of Magellan by Ferdinand Selma. 5 large folding engraved maps, 2 with 12 plans of ports, another with 3 inset plans. 19th century quarter roan (spine incorrectly lettered, occasional light spotting, last map stained, few short insignificant tears in maps). First Edition, complete with the Rare Supplement. An account of Don Antonio de Córdoba’s scientific and hydrographic survey of the Strait of Magellan, 1785-86, 1788-89, compiled by José de Vargas Y Ponce, Spanish geographer and naval officer, mainly from the journals of Córdoba’s lieutenants, Dionisio Alcalá Galiano and Alejandro Belmonte. The expedition was appointed by the Spanish Crown to determine the exact navigability of the strait and the advisability of the Spaniards continuing to use the passage in voyages to the Pacific, as well as to investigate the plant and animal life of the region, with a view toward colonization. The findings were negative and the Spaniards subsequently exclusively favoured overland trade routes from east coast ports of South America to the Pacific ports. Included in the first volume are extensive notes on the natural history and climate of the region, an account of the customs of the Patagonian Indians, and a resumé of discovery and exploration from the time of the discovery of the strait by Magellan through the voyages of Sarmiento de Gamboa, Drake, Spilberg, Narborough, Carteret, Bougainville, &c. Bell V25 (without the supplement). Hill p. 305. Howgego C180. JCB II 3224. Sabin 16765 (without the supplement & incorrectly attributing the work to Córdoba). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Will of King Alfred. [The Anglo-Saxon Text, with English and Latin Versions by Owen Manning and with Notes by Thomas Astle]

      Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1788, Hardback, First Edition. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 51 pages; Physical desc. : pp. Iii. 51. 4º. Translated by Owen Manning. Notes by Thomas Astle. Pages 6-27 have on facing pages the Anglo-Saxon text and literal 18th century English translation; p.29-36, a free English translation; p.37-51, a Latin translation.

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        THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN COOK.

      Dublin, printed for Messrs. H. Chamberlaine, W Colles et al. 1788.FIRST IRISH EDITION 1788. Pirated edition printed just after the first quarto edition. 8vo, approximately 215 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, pages: xvi, [1] 2 - - 527, lacks half - title, the Appendix is "the Morai, an Ode by Miss Helen Maria Williams", bound in full sprinkled calf, red gilt lettered label to spine, gilt anchors and gilt rules to spine, marbled endpapers. Slight fading to spine, light scratches to covers, last page has tip of corner repaired, wormhole in outer margin persisting through the whole book, nowhere near text, varying in size but mostly pinhole size, another 2 small worm tracks from page 485 to the end runnimg through the text and affecting a few letters, but all easily understood, some pale staining affecting the last 5 pages in the Appendix, 2 tiny repairs to blank side of last page, small ink name crossed through on title page, occasional pale age - browning, occasional pale spot to margins, otherwise a good tight copy. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 79; Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780 - 1900 by David W. Forbes, Volume 1, page 125 No. 152; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1 page 164. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Annalen der Gesetzgebung und Rechtsgelehrsamkeit in den preussischen Staaten.,

      Berlin, Nicolai, 1788-1819. - LVI, 400; 336; XII, 356; VIII, 390; XIV,314; XV, 355; XII, 341; LII, 392, 110 (Register); IX, 385; X, 364, 3 unn. Bl.; VIII, 308; X, 390; X, 356, 1 unn. Bl.; XVI, 396; VIII, 376; XII, 388; VIII, 350; VIII, 356; VIII, 286, 36 (Register); X, 354; VI, 330; VI, 312; VIII, 268; IV, 240, 30 (Register); X, 245; VIII, 246 S. Einbände berieben und bestoßen. Rücken mit etwas Verlust. Rückenschilde mit Verlust. Schnitt fleckig. Exlibris (Bibliothek des Hamb. Gesundheitsrathes) auf den Innendeckeln. Besitzerstempel auf Titel ("Hamburger Gesundheit Rath" und "Aerztlicher Verein in Hamburg" mit Ausstempelung). Innen durchgehend gebräunt und etwas fleckig. Insgesamt in recht gutem Zustand. "Ernst Ferdinand Klein (* 3. September 1744 in Breslau; † 18. März 1810 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Jurist und prominenter Vertreter der Berliner Aufklärung. Er war Mitglied der Berliner Mittwochsgesellschaft, einem Geheimbund, der sich selbst Gesellschaft der Freunde der Aufklärung nannte. Klein besuchte in seiner Heimatstadt Breslau die Schule und studierte ab 1763 an der Universität Halle bei Daniel Nettelbladt Rechtswissenschaften. Nach Abschluss des Studiums war er zunächst in Breslau als Rechtsanwalt tätig. Dort unterbreitete der Aufklärer Vorschläge für Änderungen im Zivilprozessrecht und veröffentlichte einige Arbeiten zu Gesetzgebungsverfahren. Dadurch wurde der preußische Staatsminister Carmer auf ihn aufmerksam, der ihn 1781 in einen Kommission für die Schaffung eines Allgemeinen Landrechts für die Preußischen Staaten (ALR) berief. Im ALR gingen insbesondere die Abschnitte zum Ehe- und zum Strafrecht in wesentlichen Teilen auf Klein zurück. Darüber hinaus verfasste er weitere Werke zum Strafrecht. Von 1788 bis 1807 gab Klein als „Königlich Preussischer Kammergerichtsrat" die Annalen der Gesetzgebung und Rechtsgelehrsamkeit in den Preussischen Staaten heraus, die im Verlag seines Freundes Friedrich Nicolai erschienen. Sie enthielten die Abschnitte: „Merkwürdige Rechtsfälle", „Entscheidungen der Gesetz-Commission", „Entscheidungen der Jurisdictions-Commission", „Aufsätze und Nachrichten". Einige Prozesse wurden kommentiert. Kleins Beiträge bezogen sich insbesondere auf das Ehe- und Strafrecht. Ab 1789 gehörte er der Königlich-Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften an. Von 1791 bis 1800 lehrte er als Ordinarius der juristischen Fakultät an der Universität Halle, deren Universitätsdirektor er zeitweilig war. Hier entwickelte er mit den sogenannten "Sicherheitsmaßregeln", mit denen Wiederholungstäter an der weiteren Begehung von Straftaten gehindert werden sollten, die Idee von einer vorbeugenden Bestrafung. Nach 1800 gehörte er in Berlin erneut der Gesetzgebungskommission und dem Obertribunal an. Klein gehörte zu den Lehrern der Brüder Alexander und Wilhelm von Humboldt. Er war Freimaurer in der Berliner Loge L`amitié und von 1801 bis 1809 Großmeister der Großen Loge Royal York." (Wikipedia) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 21 x 13 cm, Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Vergoldung Bde. 1-26 (komplett). Mischauflage: 1. Auflage: Bde. 1, 5-25; Neue Auflage (2. Aufl.): Bde. 2, 3, 4, 26.

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        Vorschläge zu neuen Vortheilen beym Bierbrauen. Nebst Beschreibung seines neuerfundenen Instruments, um den Gehalt des Bieres zu erforschen. Aus dem Englischen mit Anmerkungen übersetzt. Mit einer Vorrede begleitet von D. Lorenz Crell.

      Berlin u Stettin Friedrich Nicolai 1788 - Oktav. 19 nn. Bll., 236 (falsch 234) S., 1 w. Bl. Geflammter Kalbslederband auf 5 Bünden mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschildchen und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Seltene Fachpublikation, die auf der Grundlage neuer naturwissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse und vor allem neuer technischer Möglichkeiten verbesserte Bierbraumethoden darstellt. - Schoellhorn 255. - Im Mittelpunkt vorliegender Abhandlung steht die Erfindung des Saccharometers, das John Richardson im Jahre 1784 erstmals für den Gebrauch in Brauereien konstruierte. Unter diesem Gerät versteht man "eine Art Aräometer, womit die Menge . des in der Bierwürze enthaltenen Zuckerstoffes erforscht werden kann" (Pierer XIV, 649). Die mit dieser technischen Neuerung einhergehenden Veränderung im Brauereiwesen wird in zwei Abschnitten untersucht: Zunächst werden "Theoretische Bemerkungen über die Verbesserung des Bierbrauens" gemacht. Der dann folgende Abschnitt ist überschrieben mit: "Statische Untersuchungen der Materialien zum Brauen oder eine Abhandlung über den Gebrauch und Nutzen des Saccharometers". Interessant ist die dem Schluß beigefügte "Nachschrift". In ihr wird nochmals auf den wirtschaftlichen Vorteil hingewiesen, den die Erfindung und der Gebrauch des Saccharometers bewirken. Der Verfasser spricht von "Einsparungen der [zum Brauen] erforderlichen Materialien um 5 Prozent". Im Gegenzug fordert er für sich:" 1. Keine Belohnung anzunehmen, sondern sie in dem Erfolge seines Verfahrens bestehen zu lassen. 2. Statt dessen bedingt er sich einen gewissen Antheil an dem ersparten Malz, und verbietet das Verfahren vor einer gewissen Zeit, mitzutheilen". Demgegenüber beginnt die Vorrede von Lorenz Crell weniger 'interessenorientiert'; er schreibt: "Es scheint, der Erfahrung zufolge, eine Art von Bedürfniß für jedes Volk, das nicht auf der alleruntersten Stufe der Aufklärung steht, daß es irgend ein stärkendes, reizendes und erheiterndes Getränk haben müsse, dessen Uebermaas bekanntlich eine Art Berauschung hervorbringt." Natürlich meint er damit das Bier. - Die Kupfertafel zeigt die Bestandteile eines Saccharometers. - Unteres Vordergelenk ca. 2 cm aufgeplatzt; Deckel leicht aufgebogen; bestoßen und etwas berieben. Vorsatz mit altem handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag; durchgehend (Titelblatt stärker) braunfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIBLIA, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft, deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther Seel. im Jahr Christi 1522, in unsere Teutsche Muttersprache zu übersetzen angefangen, 1534 zu End gebracht, ... Anjetzt mit gantz neuen und schönen Kupfer-Bildnissen nebst derenselben beygedruckten Lebensläufen, ... Samt einer Vorrede Herrn Johann Michael Dilherrns.

      Nürnberg, In Verlegung der Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung, 1788.. Ca. 40 x 26 cm. 57 nn. Blätter, 1181 (23) Seiten, mit 2 gestochenen Titeln, 1 ganzseitige Darstellung Luthers mit Familie, 11 ganzseitige Porträts der Kurfürsten, und 6 ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Abbildungen, mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Abbildungen und -Initialen nach J. J. Sandrart. Lederband der Zeit auf fünf Bünden über Holzdeckeln mit acht Messing-Eckbeschlägen, einer (von zwei) Schließe und Farbschnitt.. Zweispaltiger Druck mit allen Kupfern. Einband datiert 1789. Die Holzschnitte teils etwas flau im Druckbild. Vorsätze mit Wurmgängen, fliegender Vorsatz mit halbseitiger Widmung aus dem Jahr 1936, hinterer Vorsatzspiel mit alten Eintragungen, Schließband einer Schließe fehlt. Einband berieben. Insgesamt schönes und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar der letzten Auflage der Kurfürstenbibel von Endter.

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        An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of His Officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, A Packet Bel

      London: Printed For G.Nicol, 1788. - 4to. pp. xxvii, [1]directions to binder, 378, [1 leaf]errata. folding engraved map, engraved frontis. portrait of Wilson, engraved plan & 14 other engraved plates (1 folding). early 19th century diced russia, rebacked (corners & edges worn, some foxing to plates). First Edition. Keate's narrative of the shipwreck of the Antelope off the hitherto unexplored Pelew Islands in 1783 includes a full and interesting description of the manners and customs of the islanders. Constructing a small ship from the wreckage, the crew managed to reach Macao, and eventually arrived safely in England. They took with them Prince Lee Boo, one of the King's sons, but he unfortunately died of smallpox. [BOUND WITH:] HOCKIN, Reverend John Pearce [1773?-1831]. A Supplement To The Account Of The Pelew Islands; Compiled From The Journals Of The Panther And Endeavour, Two Vessels Sent By The Honourable East India Company To Those Islands In The Year 1790; And From The Oral Communications Of Captain H.Wilson. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., 72. 5 engraved plates (3 bound in previous item). (some foxing to plates). London: Printed For Captain Henry Wilson, By W.Bulmer And Co.; Sold By G. And W.Nicol; And J.Asperne, 1803. Hockin's supplementary work, which was added to the fifth edition of Keate (1803) and also provided as a separate to owners of earlier editions, relates the experiences of the crews of the ships Panther and Endeavour, commanded by Captain John M'Clure, sent by the East India Company to convey the unfortunate news of the death of his son to Abba Thulle, King of the islands. The ships conveyed gifts of cattle, animals, plants, and seeds, to the islanders, and the crews taught the natives how to plant and cultivate the new crops. Each ship spent several months at a time surveying the coast of New Guinea and visiting the coast of China. Bell K15 & H205. Cox II 302-303. Hill p. 160 & p. 449. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages En Différentes Provinces De L'Empire De Russie, Et Dans L'Asie Septentrionale

      Paris: Maradan: 1788-93. 5 Volumes of text in 4to. + folio atlas. pp. 2 p.l., xxxii, 773, [3]errata; 2 p.l., 550, [1 leaf]errata; 2 p.l., 491, [1]errata; 2 p.l., 722, [2]errata; 2 p.l., 559, [1]errata; 2 p.l. + 124 numbered illustrations on 108 engraved plates by P.F.Tardieu & N. Thomas (many folding/and/or double-illus.) incl. large joined double-sheet map of Russia. complete with half-titles. woodcut ornaments, initials, & title vignettes. A large copy, with deckle edge visible on many leaves, bound in later (c1900) quarter calf (rubbed, outer leaves with light soiling & marginal defects or repairs, some scattered light foxing, occasional dampstaining mainly confined to margins but entering plate mark on 17 plates at end of atlas, a few plates at end lightly embrowned). armorial bookplates of C.Narischkine. First Edition of the French Translation by Gauthier de la Péyronie. In 1768, at the invitation of Catherine the Great, the German naturalist Pallas became professor of natural history at the Imperial Academy of Science, St. Petersburg. The same year he was appointed naturalist to a scientific expedition through Russia and Siberia to observe the transit of Venus in 1769 and to investigate the resources of the distant regions of the Russian Empire. During the course of this six-year expedition, Pallas visited the Caspian, the Altai Mountains, Tomsk, the Yenisei, Tobolsk, Lake Baikal, Kolyvan, and the frontiers of China. The results of his explorations and scientific investigations were of the greatest significance for botany, zoology, geology, geography, and ethnology. The narrative of Pallas's travels was first published in German at St. Petersburg in 1771-76, but the French edition incorporates the natural history results of the expedition. Volume V, pp. 383-488, contains Additions et éclaircissemens pour les voyages de M. Pallas, tirés des journaux de MM. Gmelin Lepechin et Georgi, ses compagnons. The work is illustrated with eleven maps and charts including a large two-sheet map of the Russian Empire, and ninety-seven other plates containing one hundred and thirteen views and illustrations of costumes, antiquities, botanical and other natural history subjects. Brunet IV 325. Cat. Russica P35. Cohen-De Ricci p. 781. Howgego P10. cfCasey Wood 511. cfPritzel 6903. cfLipperheide 1336.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Relación Del Último Viage Al Estrecho De Magdallanes De La Fragata De S. M. Santa María De La Cabeza En Los Años De 1785 Y 1786. [WITH:] .Apendice A La Relación Del Viage Al Magallanes De La Fragata De Guerra Santa Mar&i

      Madrid: Por la Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Companía, 1788-93., 1788. 2 Volumes in 1. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., xvi, 70, 75-359; 2 p.l., 128. 4 folding tables numbered 71-74 inserted between pp. 70 and 75 in Vol. I. 1 folding table in Vol II. engraved portrait of Magellan by Ferdinand Selma. 5 large folding engraved maps, 2 with 12 plans of ports, another with 3 inset plans. 19th century quarter roan (spine incorrectly lettered, occasional light spotting, last map stained, few short insignificant tears in maps). First Edition, complete with the Rare Supplement. An account of Don Antonio de Córdoba?'s scientific and hydrographic survey of the Strait of Magellan, 1785-86, 1788-89, compiled by José de Vargas Y Ponce, Spanish geographer and naval officer, mainly from the journals of Córdoba?'s lieutenants, Dionisio Alcalá Galiano and Alejandro Belmonte. The expedition was appointed by the Spanish Crown to determine the exact navigability of the strait and the advisability of the Spaniards continuing to use the passage in voyages to the Pacific, as well as to investigate the plant and animal life of the region, with a view toward colonization. The findings were negative and the Spaniards subsequently exclusively favoured overland trade routes from east coast ports of South America to the Pacific ports. Included in the first volume are extensive notes on the natural history and climate of the region, an account of the customs of the Patagonian Indians, and a resumé of discovery and exploration from the time of the discovery of the strait by Magellan through the voyages of Sarmiento de Gamboa, Drake, Spilberg, Narborough, Carteret, Bougainville, &c. Bell V25 (without the supplement). Hill p. 305. Howgego C180. JCB II 3224. Sabin 16765 (without the supplement & incorrectly attributing the work to Córdoba).. 1st Edition.

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        Charta öfwer Jönköpings Höfdingedöme Med Kongl. Mayts. nadigste tilstand utgifwen af Dess Landmäteri Contoir, Ar 1788.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Akrel in Stockholm, dat. 1788, 48,5 x 56,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 15. - Zeigt die Provinz Jönköpings län im Norden der südschwedischen Landschaft Småland. - Oben links Titelkartusche; darunter Erklärungen. - Oben rechts weitere Erklärungen. - Unten rechts Meilenzeiger. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Manuscript on paper, in German. "Schlüssel zu Irrthum [sic] und Wahrheit

      No place [Germany] 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.7"). xi, [5 (blank)], 153 [i.e., 154] pp.. 1788 A German dictionary of philosophy called the "Key to Error and Truth," with copious numerical references (to another text?) and occasional Latin, this is written in a single cursive hand in black ink with red underlining. The text is divided into alphabetical sections with corresponding letters at the top middle of each page, and pagination in the upper outer corner; the title-page is written in neat gothic letters. The preliminary leaves are an index. The paper has a clear watermark dated 1787, showing a man sawing a tree, with the countermark reading "Rethenbach Beys Wolfgang" (?). Provenance: Now missing bookplate (see below) read "Aus der Büchersamlung von Georg Stophel"; acquired by August Neander; later in the Colgate University Library (the Rochester Theological Seminary, later the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, deaccessioned 2005). Modern black moiré cloth, gilt leather spine label; damaged in a fire and its aftermath, losing its previous binding, this also lost its previously recorded bookplate and other provenance indicia with only one line of a shelfmark remaining. Translucently waterstained throughout in a W pattern across each opening, handwriting and reading almost miraculously unaffected; now restored to strength and safety for use.

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        Mémoires de SULLY, principal ministre de Henri le Grand

      1788. relié. DeCollection. A Paris, chez Jean François Bastien, 1788. 6 volumes in/8 reliure plein veau du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièces de titres vertes, plats à triple filets dorés, tome 1 : 528 p - tome 2 : 361 p. - tome 3 : 606 p. - tome 4 : 634 p. - tome 5 : 397 p. - tome 6 : 383 p., 1 planche en page 178-179 du tome 5. Manque coiffes supérieures de tous les volumes et inférieures (vol. 5 et 6) ; coins amortis et/ou usés ; 1 mors partiellement ouvert (vol.1) ; quelques auréoles claires en bordure de feuillets ; quelques rares rousseurs. Au service d'Henri de Navarre dès l'âge de douze ans, il assistera au mariage à Paris du futur Henri IV. Maximilien échappera au massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy en se réfugiant dans le collège de Bourgogne où il poursuivait ses études. Il s'illustrera sur les champs de bataille avant de devenir chambellan ordinaire, puis membre du Conseil de Navarre en 1580. Eloigné de la Cour, il rédigera ses Mémoires (Économies royales, deux volumes publiés en 1638 et deux autres en 1662). 6 books 8 mo in full speckled calf, ribbed spine with green labels and gilt panels, triple fillets on boards, vol. 1 : 528 p. - vol. 2 : 606 p. - vol. 3 : 606 p. - vol. 4 : 634 p. - vol.5 : 397 p. - vol. 6 : 383 p., one plate on vol. 5. Flaws : upper tips & 2 bottom tips lacking ; corners slightly worn and bumped ; joint of vol.1 partially cracked ; some light waterstains on sheets?' margins.

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        An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of His Officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, A Packet Bel

      London: Printed For G.Nicol, 1788., 1788. 4to. pp. xxvii, [1]directions to binder, 378, [1 leaf]errata. folding engraved map, engraved frontis. portrait of Wilson, engraved plan & 14 other engraved plates (1 folding). early 19th century diced russia, rebacked (corners & edges worn, some foxing to plates). First Edition. Keate's narrative of the shipwreck of the Antelope off the hitherto unexplored Pelew Islands in 1783 includes a full and interesting description of the manners and customs of the islanders. Constructing a small ship from the wreckage, the crew managed to reach Macao, and eventually arrived safely in England. They took with them Prince Lee Boo, one of the King's sons, but he unfortunately died of smallpox. [BOUND WITH:] HOCKIN, Reverend John Pearce [1773?-1831]. A Supplement To The Account Of The Pelew Islands; Compiled From The Journals Of The Panther And Endeavour, Two Vessels Sent By The Honourable East India Company To Those Islands In The Year 1790; And From The Oral Communications Of Captain H.Wilson. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., 72. 5 engraved plates (3 bound in previous item). (some foxing to plates). London: Printed For Captain Henry Wilson, By W.Bulmer And Co.; Sold By G. And W.Nicol; And J.Asperne, 1803. Hockin's supplementary work, which was added to the fifth edition of Keate (1803) and also provided as a separate to owners of earlier editions, relates the experiences of the crews of the ships Panther and Endeavour, commanded by Captain John M'Clure, sent by the East India Company to convey the unfortunate news of the death of his son to Abba Thulle, King of the islands. The ships conveyed gifts of cattle, animals, plants, and seeds, to the islanders, and the crews taught the natives how to plant and cultivate the new crops. Each ship spent several months at a time surveying the coast of New Guinea and visiting the coast of China. Bell K15 & H205. Cox II 302-303. Hill p. 160 & p. 449.. F.

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        Recherches Historiques et Politiques sur les Etats-Unis de l'Amérique Septe EDITION ORIGINALE

      Colle (Toscane)|& Paris: Froullé, 1788. Fine. Froullé, Colle (Toscane) & Paris 1788, (13x20cm), (4) xvi 384pp., (4) 259pp. (1), (4) 292pp., (4) 366pp., quatre tomes reliés en quatre volumes. - First Edition. Full Sheepskin mottled fawn Empire. Smooth back of ornate Greek, and wheels, irons cornucopias. Parts of titles and volume numbers in a lighter sheepskin. Roulette border on covers. Some corners bumped. A tear in the rotator head of Volume 3 The book was originally conceived as an answer to the philosophical and political history of Raynal, and therefore, many pages show and criticize his work, historical seArches paper and policies are undoubtedly one of the most important books on the history of the fledgling United States, dealing with the war of independence, colonial history, law, Quakers, climate, labor , slavery ... Filippo Mazzei was an Italian physicist and a horticulturist, he went to Virginia in 1773 to introduce the cultivation of orchards (olive, vine, fruit ...) in America. Neighbor Thomas Jefferson, he became friends with him, information and assistance provided to Mazzei would have played a significant role in writing the book. He was a supporter of independence, and was responsible for raising funds in Europe to help Virginia. He later left the United States to work in Eastern Europe. The book contains among others Reflexions written at the memory of how the France & Spain should consider the consequences of the dispute between Great Britain & Colonies (volume 3, pages 217-282) by ARJ Turgot, appearing here for the first time, Turgot provides for the independence of the colonies. The letters are a bourgeois Condorcet. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en pleine basane marbrée Empire fauve. Dos lisse très orné de Grecques, et roulettes, fers de cornes d'abondance. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons dans une basane plus claire. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Quelques coins émoussés. Un accroc à la coiffe de tête du tome 3. L'ouvrage fut à l'origine conçu comme une réponse à L'histoire philosophique et politique de Raynal, et de ce fait, de nombreuses pages reprennent et critiquent son oeuvre, les Recherches historiques et politiques sont sans aucun doute l'un des livres les plus importants sur l'histoire des jeunes États-Unis, traitant de la guerre d'indépendance, de l'histoire des colonies, du droit, des Quakers, du climat, du travail, de l'esclavage... Filippo Mazzei fut un physicien et un horticulteur italien, il se rendit en Virginie en 1773 afin d'introduire la culture de vergers (olive, vigne, fruits...) en Amérique. Voisin de Thomas Jefferson, il se lia d'amitié avec lui, les renseignements et l'aide qu'il aurait fourni à Mazzei auraient joué un rôle non négligeable dans la rédaction du livre. Il fut un partisan de l'indépendance, et fut chargé de trouver des fonds en Europe pour aider la Virginie. Il quitta plus tard les Etats-Unis pour travailler en Europe de l'Est. L'ouvrage contient entre autres les Reflexions rédigées à l'occasion du Mémoire sur la manière dont la France l'Espagne doivent envisager les suites de la querelle entre la Grande-Bretagne ses Colonies (volume 3, pages 217-282), by A.R.J. Turgot, qui paraissent ici pour la première fois, Turgot y prévoit l'indépendance des colonies. Les lettres d'un bourgeois sont de Condorcet.

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        Voyages En Différentes Provinces De L'Empire De Russie, Et Dans L'Asie Septentrionale.

      Paris: Maradan: 1788-93. - 5 Volumes of text in 4to. + folio atlas. pp. 2 p.l., xxxii, 773, [3]errata; 2 p.l., 550, [1 leaf]errata; 2 p.l., 491, [1]errata; 2 p.l., 722, [2]errata; 2 p.l., 559, [1]errata; 2 p.l. + 124 numbered illustrations on 108 engraved plates by P.F.Tardieu & N. Thomas (many folding/and/or double-illus.) incl. large joined double-sheet map of Russia. complete with half-titles. woodcut ornaments, initials, & title vignettes. A large copy, with deckle edge visible on many leaves, bound in later (c1900) quarter calf (rubbed, outer leaves with light soiling & marginal defects or repairs, some scattered light foxing, occasional dampstaining mainly confined to margins but entering plate mark on 17 plates at end of atlas, a few plates at end lightly embrowned). armorial bookplates of C.Narischkine. First Edition of the French Translation by Gauthier de la Péyronie. In 1768, at the invitation of Catherine the Great, the German naturalist Pallas became professor of natural history at the Imperial Academy of Science, St. Petersburg. The same year he was appointed naturalist to a scientific expedition through Russia and Siberia to observe the transit of Venus in 1769 and to investigate the resources of the distant regions of the Russian Empire. During the course of this six-year expedition, Pallas visited the Caspian, the Altai Mountains, Tomsk, the Yenisei, Tobolsk, Lake Baikal, Kolyvan, and the frontiers of China. The results of his explorations and scientific investigations were of the greatest significance for botany, zoology, geology, geography, and ethnology. The narrative of Pallas's travels was first published in German at St. Petersburg in 1771-76, but the French edition incorporates the natural history results of the expedition. Volume V, pp. 383-488, contains Additions et éclaircissemens pour les voyages de M. Pallas, tirés des journaux de MM. Gmelin Lepechin et Georgi, ses compagnons. The work is illustrated with eleven maps and charts including a large two-sheet map of the Russian Empire, and ninety-seven other plates containing one hundred and thirteen views and illustrations of costumes, antiquities, botanical and other natural history subjects. Brunet IV 325. Cat. Russica P35. Cohen-De Ricci p. 781. Howgego P10. cfCasey Wood 511. cfPritzel 6903. cfLipperheide 1336. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Nuits de Paris, our Le Spectateur-Nocturne (15 parts, 1788-1790)

      Londres / London: chez les Libraires nommes en tete du Catalogue. 1788 - 1790. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printings, published 1788-90; 15 volumes bound in 8, a 16th volume published in 1794 is practically unobtainable and is not here. Small 8vo, rebound in 1830s half reddish-brown leather and marbled boards, condition ranges from fair to very good. Vol. 1/2 has some loss to leather spine, contents very good, bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden (early 19th C.); Vol. 3/4 very good, light wear to leather. Vol. 5/6 very good and sharp. Vol. 7/8 very good. Vol. 9/10 very good. Vol. 11/12 good with top inch of spine lacking and contents having tide-mark from old dampt stain to bottom outer corner throughout, going a little into the next. Top of spine has been painted a sympathetic ruddy brown color which looks good enough until some lucky owner decides to investing in a real restoration. Vol. 13/14 is good with solid binding but bottom quarter of text showing tide mark from old damp stain throughout. The rare vol. 15 was issued in 1790 and has a separate title: La Semaine Nocturne: Sept Nuits de Paris, qui peuvent servir de Suite aux III-CLXXX deja publiees; Ouvrage servant a l'Histoire du Jardin du Palais-Royal. 264 pp followed by table. With 14 engraved copperplate frontispieces but no other plates. 2 plates appear twice, and one of the plates was not originally called for and has been added from a later edition. Our set does not include the 'Billiard' plate. One of the great classics of libertine fiction by the father of the foot fetish!

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        Le souterrain ou Matilde

      à Paris: Chez Théophile Barrois, 1788. Fine. Chez Théophile Barrois, à Paris 1788, Fort In 12 (9x16,5cm), vij (1) 227pp. ; (4) 175pp. ; (4) 226pp., relié. - New edition, rare, after the first French translation published in 1786 by De La Marre the English novel: the Recess, or a tale of --other time (1785) .Demi sheepskin brunette vintage corners. Back tooled raised fillets. Part of title tan morocco. Head cover frayed. Cap tail largely missing. A slot at the bottom. Corners bumped. The top slot at the top jaw. Modest binding.A like the Castle of Otranto Walpole, Underground is one of the first gothic novel, not yet inhabited revenue and stereotypes that exhaust the genre itself, but it already contains all the ingredients that will make Success: spleen, melancholy, fear, decor castle and abbey ruins, secrets lurking on obscure birth. This novel sign above the superiority of the English romantic fiction, and a frame and a much more mature and supplied than was The Castle of Otranto novel writing. Two sisters live in the underground of a castle, the novel gradually deploy the discovery of this strange situation. We read in the historical, literary and anecdotal memories from the correspondence of Diderot and Grimm "is the story of a daughter of Mary and the Duke of Norfolk, a romantic incidents tissues, sad improbable, but whose sequence has yet indescribable charm that can attach readers who like this kind of work. " --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, rare, après la première française parue en 1786. Traduction par De La Marre du roman anglais : the Recess, or a tale of other time (1785). Reliure en demi basane brune à coins d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Coiffe de tête élimée. Coiffe de queue en grande partie manquante. Une fente en pied. Coins émoussés. Fente au mors supérieur en tête. Modeste reliure. A l'instar du Château d'Otrante de Walpole, Le souterrain est un des premiers romans gothiques, non encore habité des recettes et des stéréotypes qui épuiseront le genre lui-même, mais il contient déjà tous les ingrédients qui en feront le succès : spleen, mélancolie, éffroi, décor de château et d'abbaye en ruine, secrets qui planent sur une naissance obscure. Ce roman signe surtout la supériorité de la fiction romanesque anglaise, et une trame et une écriture romanesque beaucoup plus mûr et fournie que ne l'était Le château d'Otrante. Deux soeurs vivent dans le souterrain d'un château, le roman déploiera peu à peu la découverte de cette étrange situation. On lit dans Les mémoires historiques, littéraires et anecdotiques tirées de la correspondance de Grimm et Diderot : "c'est l'histoire d'une fille de Marie Stuart et du Duc de Norfolk, un tissus d'incidents romanesques, tristes invraisemblables, mais dont l'enchaînement a pourtant je ne sais quel charme qui peut attacher des lecteurs qui aiment ce genre d'ouvrage."

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        TRAVELS FROM ST. PETERSBURG IN RUSSIA, TO VARIOUS PARTS OF ASIA, IN 1716, 1719, 1722 &c.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE & GUIDE TO PEKING & CENTRAL ASIA Edinburgh 1788, - Creech. Full contemporary leather,2 vol. set2 etched copper folding maps, 442+544p., some minor cracksto hinge, not loose, minor corner wear, solid copy, goldstamped spine, as is contents clean & bright, 14 x 22 cm. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Connexion of Life with Respiration; or, an experimental inquiry into the fffects [sic] of submersion, strangulation, and several kinds of noxious airs, on living animals: with an account of the nature of the disease they produce; its distinction from death itself; and the most effectual means of cure.

      London: Printed by T. Spilesbury for J. Johnson 1788 - First edition, [4], xvi, 126pp., two engraved plates (lightly offset), recent quarter calf, marbled boards, morocco label to spine. First published, 1786, in Latin, as inaugural dissertation under title: Dissertatio medica de morte submersorum. "An expansion of his dissertation of 1786 for which he received the gold medal of the Humane Society. A pioneering, very important work, emphasizing the importance of ventilation in resuscitation."—American Society of Anesthesiologists exhibition, 58. Wellcome III, p. 136; Garrison & Morton, 2028.53. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Captain James Cook

      London: Printed for G. Nicol, Bookseller To His Majesty, 1788. First Edition. Three-quarter leather. Good +. Large quarto. xvi, 527pp., [1]. Frontispiece engraving of Captain Cook. Recased in three-quarter red Moroccan leather binding with red cloth covered boards. 7 gilt lines and gilt lettered title on spine. New light cream colored end sheets. Older but not original blank front and rear end sheets. Minor repairs to title page. No half title page. Occasional light foxing to contents. A few very light scratches to rear red cloth covered board. Howes K 179; Sabin 37954.

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        Essays on the Active Powers of Man.

      Printed for John Bell and G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Edinburgh 1788 - 1 blank leaf + half title + TP + [v]-vii + [1]-493 + [495] = Publisher's Advertisements + 1 blank leaf, Quarto. First Edition.This, Reid's last major work, appeared in the same year as Kant's Critic der praktischen Vernunft: they are related in that both are, broadly, the ethical complement of the authors' earlier works on epistemology. As in Reid's Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, the target is Hume. "The sternest of Hume's critics, [Reid] rejects all the variants on the moral sense or sentimentalist themes. It is indeed true that our judgements of moral approbation are accompanied by feelings of approval, when we contemplate some virtuous act. But the judgement is nonetheless a judgment not a feeling . The common sense of mankind reveals to us certain premises or principles as self-evident because presupposed in all that we recognize as rational thought. This is as much true of the first premises of moral discourse as it is of the basic principles of logic and of scientific judgment." (Neil MacCormick, 'Law and Enlightenment', in Campbell and Skinners, eds, The Origins and Nature of the Scottish Enlightenment (Edinburgh, 1982), p 159. The work is further devoted to a defense of free agency against the various forms of determinism. Contemporary half calf with marbled boards with calf edges gilt ruled. Spines decorated blind stamp and gilt lettering and lightly cracked, but extremely firm. A little discolored with joints very lightly rubbed. Bookplate removed from inside front cover, but with another small bookplate remaining there. Light, small early manuscript initials to title page. A bright and clean, wide-margined copy of this last major work by Reid. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le jardinier fleuriste ou la culture universelle des fleurs arbres arbus

      A Rouen: Chez la veuve de Pierre Dumesnil, 1788. Fine. Chez la veuve de Pierre Dumesnil, A Rouen 1788, In 12 (9,5x17,3cm), xij 419pp. (1), relié. - New edition, after the original was published in 1711 Illustrated with 8 figures in-text and 14 plates dépliantesPleine sheepskin blond marbled time. Back tooled raised. Part of title morocco fawn. Head cover torn off. Coins émoussés.Manuel practical gardener with chapters on the preparation of the land, tools, seeds, care, insects, seasons, citrus and shrubs, ornamental beds and water use .ex libris Henry Baudere manuscript. Boulhaut. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1711. Illustrée de 8 figures in-texte et de 14 planches dépliantes Reliure en pleine basane blonde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin fauve. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Coins émoussés. Manuel pratique du jardinier contenant des chapitres sur la préparation de la terre, les outils, les graines, les soins, les insectes, des saisons, des agrumes et des arbustes, des parterres d'ornement et sur l'utilisation des eaux. Ex-libris manuscrit Henri Baudere. Boulhaut.

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        Libri quatuor de Imitatione Christi

      Paris: S.n. [Pierre-François Didot], 1788. Fine. S.n. [Pierre-François Didot], Paris 1788, grand in-4 (24,5x32,5cm), (3f.) 338pp., relié. - Sumptuous edition printed on wove paper by Pierre-François Didot, decorated with a portrait of the Child Jesus engraved in intaglio by Klauber. Binding slightly later (1800) in full fair calf. Back with five false nerves decorated with double gilded boxes and nets, and irons anchor, a red morocco title piece and green morocco editor. Large golden floral lace coaching contreplats. Lace in the Greek coaching contreplats. All edges gilt. Two damaged corners, lower joint destroyed by worms. Beautiful copy wide-margined, elegantly set in a stylish binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Somptueuse édition imprimée sur papier vélin par Pierre-François Didot, ornée d'un portrait de Jésus enfant gravé en taille-douce par Klauber. Reliure très légèrement postérieure (vers 1800) en plein veau blond. Dos à cinq doubles faux nerfs orné de caissons et filets dorés, ainsi que de fers à l'ancre, d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge et d'éditeur de maroquin vert. Large dentelle florale dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Dentelle à la grecque en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Deux coins abîmés, partie inférieure des mors détruite par des vers. Une très pâle et infime mouillure en marge de la dernière page. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges, élégamment établi dans une élégante reliure.

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        Experiences sur l'action de la lumiere solaire dans la vegetation

      Briand, Geneve 1788 - In 8, pp. 446. Qualche usuale fioritura alle cc. Dorso riparato nella parte inferiore. Legatura in p. pl. coeva con usure ai piatti. Ed. orig., molto rara, di questa importante opera del botanico svizzero Jean Senebier (1742-1809) autore di?varie opere di fisiologia vegetale. Senebier ? noto in particolare per gli studi?sulla fotosintesi. Scopr? la funzione dell'anidride carbonica nel processo della fotosintesi in base al quale le piante assorbono anidride carbonica e rilasciano ossigeno grazie all'influenza della luce. Gli studi di Jan Ingenhousz e di Senebier rappresentano la base teorica di tutte le successive scoperte sulla fotosintesi. FRA

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        Astronomical Observations made in the Voyages... in the Southern Hemisphere... by Order of the Commissioners of Longitude

      London: printed by C. Buckton, sold by P. Elmsley, 1788. Quarto, with two large folding engraved maps, browning and offsetting affecting the title and a few leaves; a very good copy in later full calf, spine elaborately gilt, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and shelfmark. A major publication of the Endeavour voyage and thus one of the highly select small group of first publications about the east coast of Australia, with exceptionally important charts of the east coast of Australia and New Zealand improved from those originally included in Hawkesworth's publication of the first voyage.This was the first major scientific publication based on Cook's first voyage, the first publication of observations made on the Endeavour, and thus the first major work of astronomy to study the east coast of New Holland and New Zealand, collating the observations made by Cook, Clerke and Green on the Endeavour. Although Beddie lists four institutional copies the book has virtually never been seen on the market. Today there are copies at the State Libraries of New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia as well as copies in the National Library and the Victorian Parliamentary Library. The book was prepared by the veteran of Cook's second voyage, William Wales, while he was serving as master of the Royal Mathematical School in Christ's Hospital. Wales comments that the original papers were given to him as early as April 1778, but 'owing to the imperfect state that [first voyage astronomer] Mr. Green's papers were left in at his death... I laid the work aside.' Wales is more complimentary about the work of Harrison, the purser for Samuel Wallis on the Dolphin, the more so, he writes, because his work was completed without 'the advantage of a Nautical Almanac.' Wales had not only assisted Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne in the publication of the famous almanacs, but had earlier contributed to the two volumes of astronomical observations from Cook's second and third voyages.Both of the large charts are newly engraved by the experienced artist James Basire with the addition of important technical information. Basire is best known for his engraved portrait of Captain Cook. The first, 'A Chart of the Eastern Coast of New Holland, Discovered and Explored in 1770, By Captain James Cook, Commander of His Majesty's Bark, Endeavour', shows the entire coastline from Point Hicks in the south to the very tip of Cape York, enhanced with the detailed track of the Endeavour. The reef on which they grounded is annotated 'On This ledge the Ship lay 23 hours', and many of their observations are also marked. The second, 'A Chart of New Zealand, explored by Captain James Cook in 1769 and 1770 in His Majesty's Bark the Endeavour', shows both islands with the track of the Endeavour.The work includes substantial contributions. Four separate sections print the variations of the compass observed by Cook and his three immediate predecessors, Byron on the Dolphin; Wallis on the same vessel; Carteret on the Swallow; and by Cook on the Endeavour. There is, besides, a section on astronomical observations made by Harrison, the purser for Samuel Wallis; and another on those made by Green, Cook and Clerke on the Endeavour. There are also two important sections of "Deductions from the Observations" of Wallis and Cook, as well as the "Meteorological Observations" of the Transit of Venus made by Green on Tahiti in 1769. Bagnall, 5842; Beaglehole, I, p. cclxiv; Beddie, 719; Holmes, 71; O'Reilly-Reitman, 3998; Sabin, 101029.

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        Herrn von Buffons Naturgeschichte der V"gel. Sechster [6.] Band.

      Brnn Joseph Georg Traáler ; 1788 - kl.-8ø; 524 Seiten und 61 kolorierte Kupfertafeln; einfacher Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband bestoáen und leicht berieben, Seiten teils leicht gebr„unt bzw. gering braunfleckig, wenige Tafeln mit etwas Abklatsch der gegenber liegenden Schrift; Bindung ohne das vordere Vorsatzblatt) Enth„lt: Rebhhner, Wachteln und das Taubengeschlecht. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Stowe a Description of the House and Gardens of the Most Noble and Puissant Prince George Grenville Nugent Temple, Marquis of Buckingham

      B. Seeley, London 1788 - 8vo. 1788. A new edition. 2 folding plans, 12 plates (of which 1 folding), 7 pls of plans. ESTC T70901 54 (2) (ad lf.) - locating only 6 copies (1 only UK). Some very light browning and sporadic foxing with otherwise a good, crisp copy. Armorial bookplate. Original tree calf gilt. Hinges cracked and later reinforced with marbled paper, some wear to extremities, good. Recent maroon morocco label. Good Further images on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Itinéraire De L'Europe, Ou Apercu des différentes Routes plus ou moins directes de Paris aux Cours étrangeres et à nombre de Villes célèbres; avec l'indication des Plates Fortes, situées sur ces routes, et les Distances - Par Mr. Brion de la Tour, Ingr. Geógraphe du Roi. A Paris, Chez l'Auteur rue du Plâtre St. Jacques, N°. 29. 1788. - A Paris, chez Denos .':.

      - Kupferstich v. Louis Brion de la Tour in Paris b. Louis-Charles Desnos in Paris, dat. 1788, 62,5 x 81 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 191. - Straßenkarte Europas zwischen Portugal / Sapnien, Malta, Türkei, Moskau, Norwegen und England. - Oben links Titel; darunter Erklärungen. - Unten rechts und unten links weitere Erklärungen. - Sehr selten! Road map from Europe between Spain, Malta, Turkey, Moscow, Norway and England. - Rare! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A comparative statement of the two bills, for the better government of the British possessions in India, brought into Parliament by Mr Fox and Mr Pitt second edition

      London: J. Debrett 4to (28.5 cm, 11.25"). 39, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1788 Second edition. Sheridan entered Parliament in 1780, crowning his previous career as a successful playwright and theatre manager with a long and distinguished record of public service. He originally read the main portion of this statement before the House of Commons as part of the debate, after noticing that the gentlemen discussing the two bills in question appeared not to have paid "any very minute degree of attention" (p. 6) to the details of either one. The texts of both bills are present here, along with Sheridan's analysis of how each would address "the question of right between the public and the [East India] Company" (p. 39). Recent marbled paper–covered boards, front cover with gilt-stamped leather title label and spine with gilt-stamped leather author label. Half-title and several other pages stamped by a now-defunct institution. Pages with edges untrimmed and a few small spots of staining; mostly, clean.

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        Bibliotheca elementar chirurgico-anatomica, ou compendio historico-critico, e chronologico sobre a cirurgia e anatomia em geral, que contém os seus principios, incrementos e ultimo estado, assim em Portugal, como nas mais partes cultas do mundo; com a especificação de seus respectivos auctores, suas obras, vidas, methodos e inventos, desde os primeiros seculos até o presente .

      Porto, Antonio Alvarez Ribeiro, 1788. - Small woodcut vignette on title page. Large woodcut tailpiece at bottom of p. 170 of final section. (2 ll.), xxiii, (1), 132, 192, 170 pp., (1 l.). 4°, contemporary mottled calf (scuffed, minor wear to spine, label missing). Wormhole touching a few letters, otherwise crisp and clean. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of the first bibliography of historical medicine in Portuguese. The preliminary leaves evaluate the status of medical history and bibliography. Part 1 describes the history of medicine to 1600; part 2, its history from 1600 to 1731; the third, its history from 1731 to 1783. Each is a narrative with copious annotations, including bibliographical citations. The work was based on Portal's @Histoire de l'anatomie et de la chirurgie, Paris 1770-1773, but has substantial additions on Portuguese medicine and on the years 1773-1783. A contemporary review (quoted extensively in Innocêncio) lamented its lack of an index but nevertheless described it as "digno de louvor," and Ferreira de Mira's history of Portuguese medicine cites it numerous times, with respect for the author's evaluations.The author was an army surgeon and a public-health official.---- Innocêncio VI, 101: noting that he had only seen 2 or 3 copies. Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, @Catálogo da colecção portuguesa I, 182. Pires de Lima, @Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto 2657. National Library of Medicine, @Eighteenth-Century STC p. 292. Ferreira de Mira, @História da medicina portuguesa pp. 163, 181, 202, 205, 210-6, 222, 225, 227, 247, 336, 514. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 14858180 (National Library of Medicine, The Wellcome Library, Cambridge University Library); 5218036 (New York Academy of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center); 503965738 (The British Library); 78585778 (location not given). Porbase (without mention of the final leaf) locates only a single hard copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats the UK locations given by OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Consultation pour les Actionnaires de la Compagnie des Indes

      Paris, Lottin & Lottin. 1788. 4to., with a woodcut impression of the arms of the French East India Company on title-page, 103 + (1) + 24pp., with a large folding table, well bound fairly recently in marbled boards with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, uncut. A fine, large, copy. First edition: rare. Goldsmiths 13586. James Ford Bell H.38. Not in Kress, Einaudi, Mattioli, or N.E-H.A. (Amsterdam). OCLC locates 7 copies worldwide. A substantial paper relating to the termination of the old Compagnie des Indes and the creation of the new one. The author pleads the case for the continuation of the old company: 'La Compagnie existe & son existence est la propriété de plusieurs milliers d'hommes. Cette propriété est attaquée, & nous sommes appelés à son secours'. (p.4). The life of the Compagne française des Indes orientales was a short one after Lord Clive's largely successful anti-French campaigns in India. Louis XVI decided to nationalise the Company's assets and, between 1769 and about 1790 most of these assets were taken over by the French government at often a derisory low value. The Company was finally wound up in 1795.

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        System der Gesetzgebung. Aus dem Italienischen. 2. verb. Auflage

      Ansbach, Haueisen 1788 - 1793.. 8 in 6 Bänden. Pappbde. d. Zt. Deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerkes "La scienza della legislazione" des italienischen Juristen Gaetano Filangieri (1752-88). - Unbeschnitten, tls. etwas braunfleckig.

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        Memorial Ajustado, hecho de orden del Real y Supremo Consejo de Indias en el pleyto por el Señor Don Mariano Colon de Larreategui y Don Pasqual Benito Belbis de Moncada Con Don Jacobo Stuard Colon de Portugal, Duque de Veragua sobre la propiedad del Mayorazgo que fundo D. Christoval Colon, primer desubridor, y Almirante de las Indias

      1788 - The most extensive work on Columbus´ inheritance claims, including his two wills. N.d. [1788]. N.p. [Madrid]. In 4to (270 mm x 188 mm). 1 ff. + 387 + 1 ff. + folding table. Contemporary calf, gilt fillets to boards, spine with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece, and simple tooling; overall lightly rubbed, specially at head and foot of spine. Excellent copy, only the most insignificant foxing spots; else perfect. First edition. The most comprehensive collection of document pertaining to the trial initiated by Columbus´ heirs against the Spanish Crown –and between themselves- in regards to his inheritance, and the contract signed prior to the discovery of America. The lawsuit began shortly after the male line disappeared, following the death of the last descendant in 1578; what followed was one of the longest trials in history. “Diego Columbus, the great-grandson of Christopher, died in 1578, and with him the male line became extinct, thus beginning one of the most famous lawsuits of History.” (Maggs). The volume contains interesting documents as Columbus´ two wills, and a folding genealogical table of the family. Signers of the documents and petitioners include Mariano Colon de Larreategui, Pasqual Benito Belbis de Moncada, Juan de la Cruz, Jacobo Stuard Colon de Portugal, Duque de Veragua, Carlos FitzJames y Colon, Carlota Stolberg, and others. The work is dated at the end, Madrid, January 1788, signed by Joaquin Caudevilla y Escudero and other lawyers. Extremely rare, no copies have appeared at auction for 50 years; unknown to Sabin, and no copies are found in Spanish libraries. Maggs, Catalogue VI, 75, 1927 (this copy). Not in Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gentle Shepherd, A Pastoral Comedy

      Printed by A. Foulis and sold by D. Allan, Glasgow 1788 - x, 111pp; 17pp; 18pp. Aquatints. The aqua-tints are by Scottish Painter, David Allan [1744-1796] who in 1786 was appointed director and master of the Academy of Arts. The volume includes 17pp of music and a glossary. Language: eng G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket as issued. Marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed and bumped and marked. Front board weak with split at joint but holding. Some offsetting. Illustrations and contents overall VG. Teg

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and Some of His Officers, Who, in August 1783, were there Shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a Packet Belonging to the Honourable East India Company

      London: Printed for Captain Wilson..., 1788. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Tree calf, handsomely rebacked, with gilt-stamped ornate rules and details on spine, gilt-stamped lettering in red leather spine label; 4to (9.5 x 12 inches); pp. xxvii, [1] (directions to the binder), 378, plus frontis., folding map, and 12 plates (one of which is folding). Spine, corners, and edges of boards a bit scuffed. Some off-setting of the plates onto facing pages, some interesting marginalia (see below), and a little worming in the gutter; otherwise, text block is nice and clean, with side margins. Armorial bookplates of John Thurlow Dering (front paste-down) and Sir Samuel Hoare, Baronet (FFEP). Ticket of "Pigge Binder, Lynn" on front paste-down. A feather has been laid-in at pp. 364-5, marking the beginning of "A Vocabulary of the Pelew Language," and a lengthy manuscript addition across the bottom margins of both pages -- an early hand, and trimmed close along the bottom edge, it records an account from an officer on board the Panther, describing the Pelew monarch's devastated response to the news of the death of his son, Le Boo. A few more instances of discreet notations alongside the printed marginalia, all of it tidy (even pleasing), in black ink. An unique, handsome copy.

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        Bergwerks lexicon. I-II. Atlas.

      Stockholm 1788-89. 8vo. Atlas i tverr-4to. Samt. skinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bånd. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Rødt snitt. (10) + 1096, 1248 + (26) s. Kobberstukne tittelbl. i begge tekstbind. Atlaset med 34 kobberstukne plansjer. Eks. på stort papir. Smusstittelbl. mangler.. Textvols in 8vo. Atlas in 4to oblong. Cont. light brown half leather. Spine richly gilt. Engraved titles in text vols. Atlas with 34 engraved plates. Large paper copy. Halftitles missing

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        Zoologia danica seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae rariorum ac minus notorum descriptiones et historia. Vol I-IV ( i ett bind).

      København N. Møller & N. Christensen, 1788-1806. Folio. V + (I) + 52 + (4) + 56 + (4) + 71 + (4) + 46 + (2) s. Tilsammen 160 kobberstukne plansjer, hvorav 120 er håndkolorerte. Plansjene i Vol. IV ikke kolorert. Bundet i et nær samtidig grønt skinnbind. Ryggdekor i gull. Navn på forsatsbl.. Otto Fredrik Müller, dansk biolog. Utforsket dyregrupper som var forsømt av Linné som bl.a bløtdyr, småkreps. Drev omfattende studier i Oslofjorden, og første del av Zoologia Danica er hovedsakelig fra Norge. Müller døde før verket var fullført og utga kun vol I og II. P. C. Abildgaard utga vol. III og vol IV ble utgitt av P. C. Abildgaard, J. S. Holten, M. Vahl og J. Rathke.Near contemporary green half calf. Spine gilt. 160 engraved plates, of which 120 are handcoloured. Plates in Vol. IV are not handcoloured.Otto Frederik Müller (1730-1784), Danish naturalist. Established classification of several groups of animals disregarded by Linné. Müller compleated vol I and II. Vol. III was published by P. C. Abildgaard and P. C. Abildgaard, J. S. Holten, M. Vahl and J. Rathke published vol. IV

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        System der Gesetzgebung. Aus dem Italienischen. 2. verb. Auflage.

      Ansbach, Haueisen 1788 - 1793.. 8 in 6 Bänden. Pappbde. d. Zt.. Deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerkes "La scienza della legislazione" des italienischen Juristen Gaetano Filangieri (1752-88). - Unbeschnitten, tls. etwas braunfleckig.

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        Atlas de la Monarchie Prussienne

      London, (ohne Verlag), 1788.. Vortitel, Titel, 4 S., 10 doppelblattgroßen grenzkolorierte Kupferkarten von E. Mentelle, 93 Kupferstichkarten(Schlachtpläne) darunter 10 doppelblattgroße ; 13 Tabellen (nummeriert A-O, darunter 6 mehr als doppelblattgroße); 48 Tabellen (verschiedene Formate, 3 doppelblattgroß), dann noch 19 Blätter mit Tabellen ( Nr. 1-19 , kleinformatig). So komplett. Pappband der Zeit, ca. 17,8 x 39,3 cm. Einband berieben und bestossen, stellenweise beschabt, Buchrücken mit Fehlstellen des Bezugpapieres. Handschriftliches Inhaltsverzeichnis verso Vortitel, Vortitel handschriftlich ergänzt. Buchblock angebrochen, 3 Tabellen mit bräunlichen Fleck, etwa 10 Blatt mit Randläsuren, einzelne Fleckchen. Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Kupferstichlandkarten: Carte general d' Allemagne (Deutschland gesamt); Carte de la Monarchie Prussienee (östlicher Teil); Carte de la Monarchie Prussienee (westlicher Teil), Haute Saxe et Lusace (Sachsen mit Lausitz), Les Cercles de Haute et Bas Rhin (Ober-und Niederrheinische Kreis), Cercle de Baviere (Bayr. Kreis), Cercle de Boheme et Monavie (Böhmischer Kreis), Etats Orientaux de l'Empereus (östlichen Staaten 2. Kaisers), Comte de Tyrol et de Possession d' Autriche dans le Cercle de Souabe (Tirol und Schwaben), Les Pays-Bas Autrichiens( die österreichische Niederlande) Die Schlachtpläne zeigen mehr als 200 taktische Manöver, die Blätter 83-93 die Taktische Entwicklung von Marschkolonnen. Die Tabellen statistische Angaben zu Preussen, der preußischen Armee, zum preußischen und sächsischen Staatswesen.

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        Teoria e pratica di architettura civile per istruzione della gioventù specialmente romana...

      Antonio Fulgoni 1788 Edizione originale. In folio, p. VIII, 270, cb. In fine, 13 tavole più volte ripiegate (inc. Conte Carpegna, stampate su carta pesante). Alcune incisioni nel testo. Esemplare eccellente. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con angoli. (Riccardi, I, 134; Comolli, IV, 85 - 89: "una delle raccolte architettoniche le più ben fatte e le più utili"; Cicognara, 562).

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