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        SUPERB HANDWRITTEN ARCHIVE OF FIFTEEN [15] LETTERS, DOCUMENTS AND MEDICAL TREATMENTS TO EDME-CLAUDE BOURRU ESTEEMED FRENCH DOCTOR, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN PARIS AND ORATOR AT THE FUNERAL OF GUILLOTIN

      France 1788 - On offer is a superb archive of medical manuscript documents having been addressed to the Faculty of Medicine of Paris and its Dean the esteemed Edme-Claude Bourru (1737-1823), famed 18th century French doctor, [a coin with his likeness was minted], author of numerous treatises on venereal disease and presenter of the funeral oration of Guillotin, [another famed physician more noted for his facilitating the death of humans than of their health.] Bourru has signed and made handwritten notes throughtout the archive. Multiple members of the faculty have also autographed and added other comments. Further research will assuredly find a wealth of 'known' signatures. In fine condition with the usual light signs of ageing as with any archive over 220 years old but overall clean and fresh and VG+. Some items from 12vo to folio-sized. Superb collectible medical archive on the cusp of the French Revolution. Provenance: The Sir Thomas Phillipps Collection. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        View in Macao

      London:: John Webber,. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. The "View in Macao" is offered here in two versions; a rare colored Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The rare lifetime issue was self- published by Webber and is a soft ground etching. This is an extremely rare hand colored copy, which Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". Impression mark 450 x 323 mm with large margins, 539 x 390 mm. With notations in pencil, quite possibly by Webber - "Pl.13" penciled in the top right corner, along with "1st Augt. 1788" in the lower right. Soft ground etching with hand color. Watermark J. Whatman. Joppien 3.372A.a. & [with] & The Boydell issue, published in John Webber's "Views in the South Seas", which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136). Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. 11. London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 363 mm. Colored aquatint. Light foxing in the margins and some offsetting from the accompanying text page, which is drawn from the published account of the voyage. Both the print and letterpress are watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.372A.b. & & Webber was engaged as the official artist for Cook's third voyage, during which Cook discovered Hawaii & Alaska. Webber was more fully trained than any of the artists of the previous voyages, and he and Cook worked closely together to illuminate "the unavoidable imperfections of written accounts, by enabling us to preserve, and to bring home, such drawings of the most memorable scenes of our transactions, as could only be expected by a professed and skilled artist." (J. Cook & J. King, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London 1784, Vol I, p.5). Because he was there with Cook in the field, his paintings "constituted a new visual source for the study of history..." (Smith, Bernard, Art as Information. Sydney, 1978). Cook's ships were the first Western contact with the natives of Nootka Sound and the furs they traded with them were sold at a vast profit in Macao in the following year, 1779. Soon American and English ships were making annual trips to the Northwest Coast in search of "Sea Beaver" pelts. & & After the publication of the official history, Webber issued a series of twelve splendid soft ground etchings produced between 1788 and 1792 and this print is one of those early issues. It is extraordinarily rare. The culmination of his long concentration on his sixteen subjects was finally issued as a book after his death by Mr. Boydell under the title "Views in the South Seas..." The proof reader did a poor job, with two mistakes on the title page, mistaking Webber's last name for James and Captain Cook's name as "Cooke". In this issue, which is also scarce, the plates are dated April 1, 1809, although the watermarks are nearly always later. & & Only 16 views were published in the book - the two views of Macao indicate its significance in the East.

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        Analyse et examen de l'Antiquité dévoilée, du despotisme oriental, & du christianisme dévoilé, ouvrages posthumes de Boullanger, par un solitaire.

      Chez Barde Manget |& chez la veuve Duchesne 1788 - - Chez Barde Manget & chez la veuve Duchesne, A Genève et à Paris 1788, In 8 (14x21cm), 400pp., broché. - Edition originale. Broché, sous papier rose d'époque. Dos refait moderne de papier crème. Titre à la plume. Mors supérieur fendu sur 10 cm. L'antiquité dévoilée est un livre du baron d'Holbach d'après des notes manuscrites de Boulanger, sans compter le remaniement important que d'Holbach fit subir aux notes, il en a développé l'esprit anti religieux. L'ouvrage eut un fort retentissement à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, il s'entendait à prouver que chez tous les peuples de la terre, la population avait été maintenu sous le joug de la superstition et de la terreur inspirées par les différentes religions du monde. L'auteur se propose méthodiquement l'analyse et l'examen des thèses et des idées développées par d'Holbach. Il établie un parallèle avec le système des Economistes (Matérialistes) et de Rousseau. La relative impartialité de l'auteur éclaire d'une manière inattendue les thèses des matérialistes et de d'Holbach. 400pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tratado De La Nobleza De La Corona De Aragón, Especialmente Del Reyno De Valencia , Comparada Con La De Castilla, Para Ilustración De La Real Cédula Del Señor Don Luis I De 14 De Agosto De 1724.

      Josef y Tomás De Orga, Valencia 1788 - Portada - 1h. - XIX - 501p. - portada (Apéndice y Colección de los Documentos.) - 122 p. y 3 hojas. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado en el siglo XIX en piel jaspeada. Lomera con un tejuelo, nervios y florones. Cortes pintados. Size: 8ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de la nobleza de la Corona de Aragon, especialmente del Reyno de Valencia, comparada con la de Castilla, para ilustracion de la Real Cedula del Señor Don Luis I de 14 de Agosto de 1724, junto a Apéndice y colección de los documentos y notas de

      Josef y Tomas de Orga, Valencia 1788 - pasta epoca bien conservada con nervios, tejuelos y hierros dorados, pequeña polilla marginal en ultimas hojas sin afectar al texto . . 646 págs.

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        Oeuvres Complètes. La Nouvelle Héloïse. Nouvelle Edition, classée par ordre de matières, et ornée de quatre-vingt-dix gravures

      1788 - Livre ancien Tome 1 : (1bl), 1 feuillet (Titre), 1 gravure en frontispice, 488p, (1bl); Tome 2 :(1bl), 1 feuillet (Titre), 1 gravure en frontispice, 468p, (1bl); Tome 3 : (1bl), 1 feuillet (Titre), 1 gravure en frontispice, 488p, (1bl); Tome 4 : (1bl), 1 feuillet (Titre), 1 gravure en frontispice, 484p, (1bl) -HRL. Exemplaire, réimposé In-4, illustré de 90 gravures. Condition : 4 volumes In-4, en demi-basane à coins, dos plat orné de fleurons, quelques mouillures -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untitled Decorative Medallion]

      [London] 1788 - A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature.", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition.

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        Almanach général du commerce, des marchands, négocians, armateurs, &c., de la France, de l'Europe & des autres parties du monde (.). Année M.DCC.LXXXVIII.

      Paris, l'auteur, s.d., (1788), - in-8, XVIII-766 pp., table, demi-basane brune, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges (rel. de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Volume qui constitue, sous la forme alphabétique d'un dictionnaire, la reprise apparemment sans lendemain, faite par l'avocat Gournay, de l'Almanach général des marchands, négocians, armateurs et fabricans, qui parut de 1771 à 1784, puis encore en 1785 et 1786. Les années 1789 et 1790 sont parfois citées par certaines bibliographies. L'ouvrage se termine par deux traités de navigation et de commerce entre la France, la Grande-Bretagne et la Russie, ainsi que par divers édits et arrêts concernant le commerce avec les colonies, les paquebots, le droit maritime. Grand-Carteret, Almanachs français, 439.

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        Voyage d'Auvergne.

      Chez Eugène Onfroy 1788 - - Chez Eugène Onfroy, A Paris 1788, In 8 (12x21cm), XII, 551pp., relié. - Edition originale, assez rare, illustré d'un panoramique de la ville de Clermont et des volcans environnants. Demi Veau bleu nuit Restauration. Dos lisse à grand fer romantique en long. Bon exemplaire. Le dernier feuillet de la table des manière est effrangé en marge. L'auteur ayant passé cinq mois à Clermont Ferrand et visité l'Auvergne, s'est proposé d'en faire un récit de voyage à la gloire d'une région méconnue et remarquable pour le tourisme une grande partie de l'ouvrage est une description de la ville de Clermont-Ferrand. Le reste du livre est consacré aux particularités de l'Auvergne, à savoir ses volcans et ses sources. En toute fin d'ouvrage, l'auteur fournit des itinéraires de promenade et de découvertes. XII, 551pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medicina Pátria ó Elementos De La Medicina Práctica De Madrid. Puede Servir De Aparato á La Historia Natural y Médica De España.

      Antonio Muñoz, Madrid 1788 - 3 h. - XXXXII y 364pp. Muy buen ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel. Lomera decorada y con un tejuelo. Muy buena obra dividida en 3 partes: Primera parte dedicada a la Región de Madrid - Parte segunda dedicada a las Enfermedades - y - Parte tercera dedicada a los Medicamentos. =Antonio Pérez de Escobar nació en Sigüenza, en 1723. Trabajó enseguida como médico en pueblos importantes de Castilla, especialmente de Madrid. Luego llegó a ser médico de la Casa Real. Más adelante subió a la categoría de "Médico de Cámara" entrando en el grupo de quienes atendían personalmente de sus dolencias a los reyes. En 1787 alcanzó el grado de médico personal y exclusivo del infante don Fernando. El seguntino Pérez de Escobar vive la gloria de la política ilustrada de Carlos III, y considera en sus libros que la política sanitaria que ejerció este rey en Madrid fue muy buena, pues organizó cloacas públicas, conducciones de aguas, fuentes públicas, saneamientos y controles de enfermedades. Tres son los libros que publica, que la gente lee y estudia, y comenta, y practica. Tres libros capitales para entender la medicina española en el siglo XVIII, que si bien no tiene nada que ver con la actual, sí que es muy significativa del gran avance que entonces se hizo, de la gran seriedad con que las cosas eran tomadas, dando la imagen y la realidad absoluta de que España era un país puntero, bajo la monarquía borbónica, en temas científicos, económicos y sociales. Dos años antes de su muerte, en 1788, Pérez de Escobar ve publicado este libro, que subtitula "Medicina Pátria ó Elementos de la Medicina Práctica de Madrid", y que sale de la imprenta de don Antonio Muñoz, que tenía sus oficinas en la madrileña calle del Carmen. Al principio toma el trabajo de describir España, la región de Madrid, y la villa corte, desde un punto de vista geográfico y climatológico, más bien, enfrentándose a su verdadera tarea de poner en comunicación lo que se ve con lo que se controla de esta manera: Para dar a entender al público los fundamentos de este escrito, se hace forzoso poner delante los consejos de la autoridad de Hipócrates de aere, locis, aquis et incolas: Obra digna de toda Biblioteca, y de que los Medicos jamas la olviden. Viene a ser esto una introducción erudita de lo que luego desarrolla: estudiar el suelo, el aire, las aguas y los espacios habitables como lugares donde surge la enfermedad que afecta al hombre. Realmente es un modo nuevo de contemplar la enfermedad, superando con mucho las ideas que hasta no hacía tanto tiempo remitían a los designios de Dios y al pecado las causas de las enfermedades. Un "giro copernicano" que Pérez de Escobar da en este libro, al mismo tiempo que muchos otros médicos lo están haciendo en el resto de la Europa occidental, donde la razón al fin se impone, en este siglo de las Luces, en este nuevo reinado de la Razón, que es la Ilustración. Size: 4ºmenor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gentle Shepherd. A Pastoral Comedy

      Glasgow: Foulis, 1788.. 4to. (11.5 x 9.25 inches). pp.x + 111 + 17 [glossary] + 18 [engraved music]. B/w engraved portrait frontis + 12 aquatint plates, hors texte. Full original calf, title in black compartment to spine. Calf trifle marked and worn to corners. Armorial boookplate to front pastedown. Signature of Allardyce Nicoll to front free endpaper, written faintly and discretely in pencil [and scarcely legible]. Half-title, portrait, title, dedication, advertisement all present. Some staining to front of lower edge but curiously affecting bottom corner of plate margins only. No foxing or marks to textblock. Trifle light spotting here and there to plates. O/w clean and bright. David Allan artist. A very good copy indeed. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Compendio de la historia geográfica, natural y civil del Reyno de Chile

      1788 - La traducción Española de esta obra fundamental sobre Chile; First Spanish edition of a fundamental 18th century work on Chili by a Chilean. 1788-95. Madrid. Antonio de Sancha. Two volumes in 8vo (208 mm x 142 mm). xx + 418 + 1 [blank]; xvi + 382 + 1 ff. + 1 [blank] + 8 plates & maps. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with raised bands forming compartments, two morocco labels lettered in gilt, most attractive bindings in very good condition, only slightly rubbed. A fine copy, with only a few scattered foxing spots and mainly marginal worm holes to several leaves in second volume, occasionally touching headlines, heavier on places but overall clean and fresh. First Spanish edition -first printed in Italian during the author´s exile. According to Sabin, the Spanish translation is more complete than the original Italian, with several notes from the translator to the second part. The work deals with the country´s history, costumes, natural history and natives. Illustrated with three folding maps of Chili ¿two regional and the other including the Coast and handsomely decorated with a cartouche-, a frontispiece with the portrait of the author, three folding tables showing the state of Chili and one folding plan of the parks and fortresses in the border of Arauco. Molina (1740 ¿ 1829) was a Chilean historian, naturalist and Jesuit Priest ¿entering the Order at 15. The fact that he was born in Chili makes him arguably one of the first Chilean historians born in Chili; after the 1767 expulsion of the Jesuits, he exiled to Bologna, from where his works where published; the later years of his life where his most productive, having being father of a progressive evolutionary theory which gained him an investigation from the Church. Molina, known for his linguistic skills, included a Chilean vocabulary at the end. Primera edición en castellano, publicada por primera vez en italiano. Según Sabin, la traducción Española es más completa que la original italiana, habiendo sido incluidas muchas notas por el traductor a la segunda parte. Contiene un ensayo en el idioma Chileno, un vocabulario y una lista de los escritores de Chile. Entre las ilustraciones se encuentra un mapa desplegable de Chile orientado de Oeste a Este o de Norte a Sur con un cartucho decorativo en el extremo inferior izquierdo, constituye una de las piezas cartográficas fundamentales de Chile, un mapa regional, también desplegable, grabados que representan diversas escenas y un retrato del autor como frontispicio. Antonio de Sancha es considerado como uno de los mejores impresores del siglo XVIII de España. Palau, 174563. Sabin, 49889. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de la nobleza de la Corona de Aragón, especialmente del Reyno de Valencia, comparada con la de Castilla. (Sigue:) Apendice y Colección de los documentos y notas pertenecientes al Tratado.

      Josef y Tomas de Orga,, Valencia: 1788 - XIX-501 páginas + Portada, CXXII y 3 hojas. Bella encuadernación de principios del siglo XIX en pergamino rígido con supra-libros heráldico en los planos. Palau 146323. Obra importante y bien documentada para la historia de la nobleza de la Corona de Aragón.

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        TRATADO DE LA NOBLEZA DE LA CORONA DE ARAGON, especialmente del REYNO DE VALENCIA, comparada con la de Castilla. Con: APENDICE Y COLECCION DE DOCUMENTOS Y NOTAS PERTENECIENTES AL TRATADO DE LA NOBLEZA.

      Josef y Tomás de Orga, Valencia 1788 - 8º, portada, 1h, XIXp, 501p, 2h, CXXIIp, 2h (pág.393-456 peq.marcas polilla sin afectar). Pergamino. 1788

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        Plan of the Coast of Cherbourg, with a Sketch of the Works which the French are now executing to Inclose and Defend the Road, &c. Third Edition Revised, Corrected and Improved.

      [London], Published as the Act directs, by W[illia]m Faden, Geog[raphe]r to the King, Charing Cross, Jan[uar]y 1st, 1788. - Broadsheet engraved plan, original outline hand-colour, inset plan of the 'conical caissons' letterpress text below. Rare separately issued plan of Cherbourg. The plan gives detailed information on the defences at Cherbourg in 1788, with the position of the forts, redoubts and the reach of their cannon and mortar; together with the placement and construction of the 'Trucated Cones, or Conical Caissons'. These large wooden structures - some 170 feet in diameter - were being placed at the harbour's mouth in order to narrow its entrance. The plan and the text below goes into considerable detail upon their construction and to how they were placed in the harbour. Although not at war with the French at the time, the plan highlights England's continued concern about the strength and defenses of the French channel ports and their interest in French military technology. BLMC Maps 17365.(3.)

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        The Life of Captain James Cook.

      London: G. Nicol and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1788 - Quarto (289 × 223 mm). White paper backstrip with paper label backing brown paper boards in imitation of period boards, edges sprinkled blue. A little rubbed and soiled, frontispiece and title page somewhat foxed, scattered light foxing else, a small tear, no loss, to the title page with archival tissue repair verso, a very good copy. Frontispiece portrait. Half-title bound in. Beddie, 32; Hill 935; Holmes, 69; Kroepelien, 647. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'ART D'ELEVER LES VERS A SOIE. Ouvrage précédemment donné sous le titre de Mémoires sur l'éducation des Vers à soie. Nouvelle édition, mise dans un meilleur ordre, et augmentée d'observations faites en Italie, qui servent à confirmer et à développer les

      Gaude Frères 1788 - In-8 ( 205 X 125 mm ) de XVI-296 et 113 pages, demi-basane fauve à petits coins de vélin crème, dos lisse orné de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, tranches safran. ( Reliure de l'époque ). Bel exemplaire, très pur de l'édition définitive, la plus complète et la plus recherchée de ce célèbre ouvrage de sériciculture. soie murier miel

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        [A series of major papers on the calculus of variations and mechanics, contained in the first three volumes of Miscellanea Taurinensia].Turin: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1759-1766.

      First editions of the major early papers of Lagrange on the calculus of variations and mechanics, published in the first three volumes of the <i>Miscellanea Taurinensia</i>, of which he was one of the founders. "The first three volumes contained almost all the works Lagrange published while in Turin" (DSB). <br/><br/> The papers are as follows:<br/><br/> I. Recherches sur la méthode de maximis, et minimis (I, 18-32) <br/> II. Recherches sur la nature, et la propagation du son (I, x, 1-146 of the second series) <br/> III. Lettre de M. Euler a M. de la Grange contenant des recherches sur la propagation des ébranlements dans un milieu elastique (II, 1-10) <br/> IV. Nouvelles recherches sur la nature & la propagation du son (II, 11-172) <br/> V. Essai d'une nouvelle methode pour déterminer les maxima & les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies (II, 173-195) <br/> VI. Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de differens problêmes de dynamique (II, 196-298) <br/> VII. Addition a la première partie des recherches sur la nature & la propagation du son imprimées dans la volume precedent (II, 323-337) <br/> VIII. Solutions de différents problèmes de calcul intégral (III, pp. 179-380) <br/><br/> In the opinion of Lacroix, 'Essai d'une nouvelle methode pour déterminer les maxima & les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies' was 'one of the first and the principal discoveries of Mr. Lagrange, and which rests on the highest degree of abstraction to which mathematics has been lifted up to now' (quoted in Grattan-Guinness, p. 237). Its sequel, 'Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de differens problêmes de dynamique,' "heralded the <i>Mécanique analytique</i> of 1788 in its style and in the breadth of the author's views" (DSB). <br/><br/> "The Memoirs of the Turing Academy for the years 1760-1761 contain two papers by the young Italian geometer J. L. Lagrange: 'Essai d'une nouvelle methode pour déterminer les maxima & les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies' and 'Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de differens problêmes de dynamique.' The theory presented in these memoirs actually originated several years earlier in Lagrange's first important work in mathematical science. In a letter of 1755 to Leonhard Euler the nineteen-year-old Lagrange explained that he had derived a general method for treating those problems which had appeared in Euler's classic treatise of 1744 <i>Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas maximi minimive proprietate gaudentes</i> (Method of finding curves lines which show some maximum or minimum property). The branch of mathematics that studies such problems later became known as the calculus of variations and it was Lagrange's achievement to give the subject its characteristic methods and symbolism. In particular, he introduced a new calculus based on the symbol d which provided a powerful tool for attacking the following general problem: given an expression involving several variables and their derivatives, to find the functional relation between these variables which makes the definite integral of the given expression an extremum" (Fraser, p. 198). <br/><br/> "Lagrange's education and early career took place entirely in his home town of Turin, where he spent the first three decades of his life. As early as 1754, at the age of 18, he corresponded with Euler and Giullio di Fagnano (1682-1766) on mathematical questions. He took up a teaching appointment at the Royal College of Gunnery in Turin in 1755 and in the following year became a Foreign Member of the Berlin Academy. Even at this early stage he was developing his d-calculus, which opened up a new approach to the calculus of variations without recourse to Euler's geometric considerations. Soon afterwards, Lagrange co-founded a scientific society, which later grew into the Royal Academy of Science of Turin. Its journal, <i>Miscellanea Taurinensia</i>, first appeared in 1759 and contained some of his most important work on the calculus of variations and analytical mechanics" (<i>Landmark Writings</i>, p. 209). <br/><br/> "In volume 1 of the <i>Mélanges de Turin</i> are Lagrange's 'Recherches sur la méthode de maximis et minimis,' really an introduction to the memoir [V] in volume 2 on the calculus of variations... Another short memoir, 'Sur l'intégration d'une équation différentielle à différences finies, qui contient la théorie des suites récurrentes' (pp. 33-42) was cited by Lagrange in 1776 as an introduction to investigations on the calculus of probabilities that he was unable to develop for lack of time. <br/><br/> "'Recherches sur la nature et la propagation du son' constitutes a thorough and extensive study of a question much discussed at the time. In it Lagrange displays an astonishing erudition. He had read and pondered the writings of Newton, Daniel Benoulli, Taylor. Euler, and Alembert; and his own contribution to the problem of vibrating strings makes him the equal of his predecessors" (DSB). This paper presented "a new approach to the problem of the vibrating string, where the string is first represented as a discrete system of <i>n</i> particles, and <i>n</i> is then allowed to tend to infinity. Using this method Lagrange argued that Euler was right to allow a large class of 'functions,' both 'continuous' and 'discontinuous,' as solutions of the problem, whereas D'Alembert had maintained that only 'continuous functions' (that is, curves expressed by a single equation) could count as solutions" (<i>Princeton Companion</i>, p. 751). <br/><br/> "Work of the same order is presented in 'Nouvelles recherches sur la nature et la propagation du son' and 'Additions aux premiéres recherches,' both published in volume 2 of the <i>Mélanges</i>. His most important contribution to this volume, though, is 'Essai d'une nouvelle méthode pour déterminer les maxima et les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies,' a rather brief memoir in which Lagrange published his analytic techniques of the calculus of variations. Here he developed the insights contained in his Latin letter to Euler of 1755 and added two appendixes, one dealing with minimal surfaces and the other with polygons of maximal area. Although published in 1762, the memoir and its first appendix were written before the end of 1759. <br/><br/> "'Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de différens problèmes de dynamique' made the principle of least action, joined with the theorem of <i>forces vives</i> (or <i>vis viva</i>), the very foundation of dynamics. Rather curiously, Lagrange no longer used the expression "least action", which he had employed until then, a minor failing due, perhaps, to the death of Maupertuis. This memoir heralded the <i>Mécanique analytique</i> of 1788 in its style and in the breadth of the author's views. <br/><br/> "Volume 3 of the <i>Mélanges de Turin</i> contains 'Solution de différents problèmes de calcul integral.' An early section treats the integration of a general affine equation of arbitrary order. Lagrange here employed his favorite tool, integration by parts. He reduced the solution of the equation with second member to that of the equation without second member. This discovery dates-as we know from the correspondence with d'Alembert-from about the end of 1764" (DSB). Goldstine points out that this paper also contains a profound study of the question of which functions are representable as Fourier series (although Lagrange does not address the question of convergence) - more than half a century before Fourier. "The question which I need to examine here consists of determining if all the curves which are possible solutions of the vibrating string problem as set out on M. D'Alembert's theory are representable or not [as Fourier series]" (quoted in Goldstine, p. 155). <br/><br/> Volume 3 also contain five papers by Euler. <br/><br/> H. Goldstine, <i>A History of Numerical Analysis</i>, 1977; I. Grattan-Guinness, <i>Convolutions in French Mathematics</i>, 1800-1840, Vol. I, 1990; I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.), <i>Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940</i>, 2005; T. Gowers (ed.), <i>The Princeton Companion to Mathematics</i>, 2010; C. Fraser, 'J. L. Lagrange's early contributions to the principles and methods of mechanics,' <i>Archive for History of Exact Sciences</i> 28 (1983), 197-241.. Three vols., 4to (233 x 175 mm), bound in two uniform contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering and old paper lalbels to spines, all edges died in red, bookplates from the Royal Military Academy in Austria (stamped out), rubber stamps to title, very clean and fresh throughout. A fine and fully complete set, rare

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1788-1789. 6 volumes. Volumes 1-3 are very early issues, volumes 4-6 are first issues of the first editions. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved maps, two of which are quite large and folding. With all half-titles. Large 4to, in the very rare complete original bindings. The books are very handsomely bound in fine contemporary full polished calf, the covers framed with elaborate gilt rolled borders surrounding borders made of multiple gilt tools, gilt ruled edges, the spines with handsome gilt decorated panel designs within compartments featuring elaborate borders and central gilt ornaments, black morocco lettering labels gilt decorated and stamped and with beautifully marbled end-leaves. vii, [13], 704; [iix], 640; [vi], 640; viii, [8]; 620; [viii], 684; [x], 646, general index, pp. A fine and very handsome set, excellently preserved and internally still crisp and unusually clean and fresh. Finding sets of Gibbon which have not been re-backed or rebound is a daunting task. Thus, copies in original calf of the period are truly elusive. This copy is especially well preserved and has only minor expert and very skillful strengthening or restoration. This binding work is nearly imperceptible and is not obtrusive in any way, but rather, restores the books to their original grandeur and strength. AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY ISSUANCE OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN, A COPY IN RARELY ENCOUNTERED &#147;PRESENTATION&#148; BINDINGS OF FULL DELUXE CONTEMPORARY POLISHED CALF, BEAUTIFULLY GILT DECORATED. Volumes four through six are first editions, the first three volumes being very early printings. As the first volume was printed in a first edition of only 1000 copies (the original plan was for only 500), it is rare to find complete sets of first editions. The success of the work was immediate. "I am at a loss," Gibbon wrote, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller&#39;s property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost on every toilette...." Publication of this grand work placed Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe, according to Adam Smith.<br> "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147).

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        De l'Impôt territorial, combiné avec les principes de l'administration de Sully et Colbert, adaptés à la situation actuelle de la France.

      - Strasbourg, Imprimerie de Rolland et Jacob, 1788. In-4, demi-basane de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs (lég. frotté), (2) f., [iii]-xx, 215, (1) p., 15 tableaux dépliants. Edition originale et unique de cet ouvrage d&#146;inspiration physiocratique. Après avoir servi dans les armées du roi et obtenu la concession de terres agricoles dans l'Isle de France (île Maurice), Heurtault de Lamerville s'intéressa aux problèmes financiers que rencontrait la France. Il soumet, dans cet ouvrage, des solutions originales à travers un plan de restructuration du système financier et fiscal et la libération des dettes de l&#146;Etat. Il critique les impôts directs et indirects et propose, en remplacement, un impôt territorial, une taille réelle et une "subvention générale". Ces projets de réformes sont basés sur l&#146;existence d&#146;Assemblées provinciales qui assureraient la perception et la répartition de l&#146;impôt. Mirabeau, Turgot, Le Trosne, Condorcet auront les mêmes objectifs concernant les Assemblées provinciales. (Einaudi, 3185. Goldsmiths, 13642. INED, 2556. Kress, B.1437. Weulersse, La physiocratie à l&#146;aube de la Révolution, p. 432). Très bon exemplaire, imprimé sur vergé fort, grand de marges. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De l'impôt territorial, combiné avec les principes de l'administration de Sully et Colbert, adaptés à la situation actuelle de la France. Par M. le comte de Lamerville

      Imprimerie Rolland et Jacob, Strasbourg 1788 - De l'impôt territorial, combiné avec les principes de l'administration de Sully et de Colbert, adaptés à la situation actuelle de la France. LAMERVILLE Monsieur le Comte de A Strasbourg De l¿Imprimerie de Rolland et Jacob avec permission du Roi. 1788 In-4 de (2)-XX-215 pp. 14 tableaux repliés hors-texte numérotés de 1 à 13 et le dernier paginé 200 en regard de la page 200. Reliure d'époque en veau porphyre, dos à 5 nerfs, orné, pièce de titre en cuir noir, triple filet doré d'encadrement, tranches marbrées à l'identique du papier cuve des gardes, filet doré sur les coupes. Fente complète au mors du premier plat, parfaite tenue des nerfs. Petit manque 3mm à la charnière en pied du second plat. Quatre coins légèrement frottés, laissant apparaître le carton sur trois. Légers frottements sur les coupes. Très bonne tenue de la couture. Intérieur frais, déchirure 6 cm sans manque à la planche 2. Voir images en ligne, plus de photos sur demande. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour plus de précisions. Plan d¿administration des finances établi par Heurtault de Lamerville et publié quelques mois avant les Etats-Généraux, basé sur la justice et la simplicité pour abolir le système en vigueur : l¿auteur se fait fort de couvrir le déficit sans augmentation d¿impôts, et de délivrer le peuple des gabelles, aides, etc. afin de développer les ressources de l¿impôt territorial, et rétablir l¿équilibre recettes-dépenses. Ces projets de réforme sont basés sur l¿existence d¿assemblées provinciales qui assurent la perception et la répartition de l¿impôt. Mirabeau, Turgot, Le Trosne Condorcet ont les mêmes objectifs concernant les assemblées provinciales. Le Comte Heurtault de Lamerville (1740-1810) siégea aux Etats-Généraux puis fut membre sous la Constituante de plusieurs comités concernant l¿impôt, l¿industrie, l¿agriculture. A PROPOS DE L¿AUTEUR Jean-Louis-Thomas Heurtault de Lammerville (1733 - 1794) était un politicien français. Moins connu que son frère cadet Jean-Marie, le comte Jean-Louis-Thomas Heurtault de Lammerville mérite néanmoins d'être connu. Après avoir servi dans les armées du roi, sur terre et sur mer, avoir obtenu la concession de terres agricoles dans l'Isle de France, l'actuelle île Maurice, il s'intéresse aux problèmes que connaît le royaume de France, en particulier dans le domaine des finances et propose ses solutions. C'est lui, et non son frère, comme l'indique par erreur la Biographie universelle de Michaud, qui est l'auteur de l'ouvrage intitulé : De l'impôt territorial combiné avec l'administration de Sully et de Colbert, adaptés à la situation actuelle de la France, un volume de 216 pages avec tableaux, publié à Strasbourg en 1789. Dans la tourmente de la Révolution, il demeure fidèle à son roi. Compromis gravement à la suite de la découverte de l'armoire de fer, il est arrêté à Rouen puis transféré à Paris, incarcéré à la Conciergerie puis à Prison de la Force. C'est là qu'il meurt, le 3 mars 1794, échappant au Tribunal révolutionnaire et à la guillotine. Bel exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ACCOUNT OF THE PELEW ISLANDS, SITUATED IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN.|AN

      London: Printed for G. Nicol, 1788. old calf, rebacked, leather spine label. 4to. old calf, rebacked, leather spine label. xxvii+(i), 378, (2) pages. 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. First edition (Hill p.160; Howgego Vol.1, W41). With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Wilson, sixteen engraved plates and maps (one folding map, one folding coastal profile, three views, three portraits and eight other plates). Pelew Islands (Palau Islands today) lie to the east of Minkanao in the Phillippines and the shipwrecked sailors were the first European visitors to this island. Pinned to the errata leaf in the back is a four page piece of paper with old writing on the first two leaves concerning King Abba coming on board the ship. Covers rubbed with small worn spots along hinges and edges.

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        Carte des Courones de Nord. comprenant le Suede, le Danemarc &c

      Dezauche, Paris. 1788 French. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 62 x 45 cm. (24½ x 17½ inches) Fine condition, good margins, a little browned Fine elaborate cartouche, although the title suggests a map of Denmark, this handsome map shows the northern halves of Sweden, Norway and Finland. The plates were originally made by De l'Isle around 1700. Covens and Mortimer reissued them in the Atlas Novissimo (1730-40). Phillipe Buache, de l'Isle's successor, and son in law continued to reissue de l'Isle's maps in the later eighteenth century

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        KALENDARIO MANUAL GUIA DE FORASTEROS DE MADRID (1788).

      Madrid 1788 - 16º (12 cm.) 202 p. = 106 p. (Estado militar.) Encuadernación pergamino de época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DES DECOUVERTES ET VOYAGES FAITS DANS LE NORD - Tomes I et II.

      Cuchet, Libraire,, Paris, 1788 - Johann Reinhold Forster, naturaliste allemand & pasteur lutherien du 18e siecle d origine anglaise, participa au deuxieme voyage de Cook. Il fut egalement professeur d histoire naturelle & de mineralogie a l Universite de Halle. L histoire des decouvertes & des voyages faits dans le nord, est un de ses ouvrages les plus interessants. 2 vol., XVI-400 pp. + 2 pl. depliantes hors-texte, XII-412 pp. + 1 pl. depliantes hors-texte. in-8°, Reliure d epoque plein cuir, dos lisse orne (l ensemble des charnieres fragiles et dechirees, epidermures).

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        Sämmtliche Werke aus dem teutschen Staats- und Privat-Rechte, der Geschichte und Münzwissenschaft, mit neuen Abhandlungen und Zusätzen herausgegeben von Ernst Ludwig Posselt. Zwei Bände.

      bey Friedrich Gotthold Jacobäer, Leipzig, 1787-1788. - Mit einem gestochenen Portrait und zwei gestochenen gefalteten Kupfertafeln. XXX S., 1 Bl., 516 S.; 4 Bll., 616 S. Halblederbände der Zeit mit zwei Rückenschildern. Erste Ausgabe der von Ernst Ludwig Posselt posthum herausgegebenen Werkausgabe. Bibliotheca Iuridica I,S.148. Pütter II,70,46. Kosch VI,996. - Der Geschichtsforscher, Staatsrechtler und Numismatiker Hektor Wilhelm von Günderrode (1755-1786) wurde 1775 Regierungsassessor, dann Hofrat und 1781 Kammerherr in Karlsruhe. Er war der Vater der Caroline von Günderrode. - "Man darf auch annehmen, daß Posselt durch den Markgrafen selbst mit der Herausgabe der Schriften Günderrodes, der nach Drais, ., 'zum künftigen Regierungspräsidenten' destiniert war, dessen Tod Karl Friedrich spontan als einen 'großen Verlust' bezeichnete, betraut wurde" (Vierneisel, Posselt, S.259). Günderrode war auch Mitarbeiter an Posselts Zeitschrift "Wissenschaftliches Magazin für Aufklärung". - Der erste Band enthält, nach einer Einleitung von Posselt, die von Günderrode selbst begonnene und von seiner Frau vollendete Lebensgeschichte des Verfassers (S. VII-XXX) sowie zahlreiche Beiträge zur Geschichte des rheinischen und rheinhessischen Raumes, darunter seine Hauptwerke "Geschichte des römischen Königs Adolfs" (S.1-124) und "Von der Staatsverfassung des teutschen Reichs unter der königlichen und kaiserlichen Regierung Otto's des ersten" (S.167-314). - Der zweite Band enthält "Abhandlungen aus der Geschichte", "Abhandlungen aus dem teutschen Staats und Privatrechte", "Abhandlungen aus der Münzwissenschaft", "Biographien", "Antiquarische Abhandlungen" (dazu die beiden Kupfer) und "Sammlung merkwürdiger zum Teil noch nicht gedruckter Urkunden". - Rücken und Deckel berieben und mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen, das Portrait eng beschnitten, alter Name auf dem Titel, Band 2 teilweise etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur les Pays-Bas autrichiens. Traduit de l'anglois.

      s.n.,, Londres 1788 - [4]-188 pp. (qqs pet. souillures) . Edition originale peu courante de la traduction anonyme de "Sketches of the history of the Austrian Netherlands" (Londres, 1786). L'auteur-voyageur présente un tableau du commerce, des manufactures, des villes, de l'agriculture, les lettres, sciences et arts. des Pays-Bas. Mention ms. d'appart. ancienne "De Moor" sur le titre. Ref. Conlon 88:4005 (= NUC). 1 volumes. Reliure demi-basane moderne, dos à 4 nerfs,

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        Colección de los trajes de todas las órdenes religiosas y militares de todo el mundo, traducción del francés.

      - (M., Sancha, 1788 y años siguientes), 40,5 x 25,5 cm., cartoné moderno, 130 hojas + 192 láminas iluminadas a mano representando la historia y hábitos de 96 órdenes. (Una de las obras más espléndidas y raras salidas de la imprenta de Sancha. La edición original francesa fue emprendida por Bar en 1778. Sancha empezó a publicar la versión española en 1788 en cuadernos de 6 láminas y quedó sin terminar. Según Cotarelo, a la muerte de Sancha llevaba entregados al público unos 20 cuadernos y posteriormente su hijo tiró algunos más. Ningún bibliógrafo sabe cuantas láminas llegaron a imprimirse. Así, por ejemplo, en El Grabado en España se afirma "Parece que se publicaron únicamente 188 estampas". El Catálogo Colectivo solo registra 4 ejemplares pero existe uno más en la Academia de la Historia que utilizó Rodríguez Moñino para su bibliografía de Sancha. Todos estos ejemplares tienen diferente número de láminas. El que mas tiene es el de la Biblioteca Episcopal del Seminario de Barcelona con 203 láminas, el de la Academia de la Historia 188, el de la Biblioteca Lázaro Galdiano 186 y el de la Biblioteca de Navarra sólo 94. Creemos que ninguno de estos ejemplares conservan la portada como ocurre también en el que anunciamos. Nuestro ejemplar, a diferencia de los otros conocidos, todas las láminas están coloreadas a mano de época y conserva todos los márgenes). ÓRDENES MILITARES RELIGIOSAS GRABADOS

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        ARTE Ó MODO DE CONOCER A LOS HOMBRES Y MUGERES Y MÁXIMAS PARA LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL ( Traducido del frances al castellano por el D.A. N.)

      0 - Lang: Español 0 0 pages. Puesto Por La Imprenta De Benito Cano, En Madrid, 1788. Plena Pasta Española, Con Tejuelo. Cortes Tintados Y Papel De Hilo. 267 Pp, In 8º Mayor. Faltante En Cabeza Del Lomo Y Signos De Fatiga En Las Planchas. Interior Muy Bueno. Muy Raro Ejemplar. 400G Oferta Especial: La Librería Hierofante ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 20% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 20%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 1240 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RELACION DEL ULTIMO VIAGE AL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES DE LA FRAGATA DE S.M. SANTA MARÍA DE LA CABEZA EN LOS AÑOS 1785 Y 1786. EXTRACTO DE TODOS LOS ANTERIORES DESDE SU DESCUBRIMIENTO IMPRESOS Y MSS. Y NOTICIA DE LOS HABITANTES, SUELO, CLIMA Y PRODUCCIONES.

      VIUDA DE IBARRA, HIJOS Y COMPAÑÍA, MADRID 1788 - ENCUADERNADO EL LOMO EN PIEL DE CABRA, CONTIENE ESTUCHE DECORATIVO DEL MISMO COLOR QUE LAS TAPAS. RETRATO DE FERNANDO DE MAGALLANES EN FRONTISPICIO + XVI + 359 PÁGINAS + 4 TABLAS DESPLEGABLES, 4 MAPAS DESPLEGABLES. NO CONTIENE APÉNDICE. ESTE LIBRO TRATA SOBRE EL VIAJE DE EXPLORACIÓN MÁS IMPORTANTE DEL SIGLO XVIII AL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES. CONTIENE MAPAS MUY DETALLADOS DE LA PATAGONIA, TIERRA DEL FUEGO, LAS ISLAS MALVINAS Y EL ESTRECHO. ATRIBUÍDO A JOSÉ VARGAS PONCE (1760-1821), EL TRABAJO ES EN GRAN PARTE COMPILADO POR DOS LUGARTENIENTES DEL VIAJE, DIONISIO ALCALÁ GALIANO (1760-1805) Y ALESSANDRO BELMONTI. LOS PRINCIPALES OBJETIVOS DE LA EXPEDICIÓN, BAJO EL MANDO DEL CAPITÁN ANTONIO DE CÓRDOBA (MUERTO EN 1811), FUE DETERMINAR SI EL ESTRECHO ERA UNA RUTA COMERCIAL VIABLE PARA ASIA Y EL PACÍFICO, EL MAPA DE LAS COSTAS PATAGÓNICAS, Y RECOMENDAR LOS SITIOS DE ASENTAMIENTO ESPAÑOL. LOS OFICIALES Y LA TRIPULACIÓN DE LA FRAGATA DE GUERRA SANTA MARÍA DE LA CABEZA, ESTUDIANDO LA REGIÓN, LA POBLACIÓN NATIVA, LAS CONDICIONES DEL SUELO, EL CLIMA, LA FLORA, Y LA FAUNA; HICIERON MAPAS DE LA ZONA, Y SE OBSERVA MÁS CUIDADOSA EN LOS PUERTOS, LAS CORRIENTES, ASÍ COMO OTROS DATOS NECESARIOS PARA MARINEROS QUE ATRAVIESEN LA EXTENSIÓN DEL TRAICIONERO ESTRECHO. AL FINAL, SIN EMBARGO LLEGARON A LA CONCLUSIÓN DE QUE EL ESTRECHO ERA DEMASIADO PELIGROSO, LO QUE HACE EL TRANSPORTE TERRESTRE PREFERIBLE ENTRE ATLÁNTICO Y PACÍFICO. LOS INFORMES DEL VIAJE, SON LA INFORMACIÓN MÁS PRECISA DE LA ZONA SUR DE ARGENTINA Y CHILE ENTONCES DISPONIBLE. EL LIBRO DESMIENTE QUE LOS PATAGONES SEAN GIGANTES, COMO ANTIGUAMENTE SE PENSABA POR ÚLTIMO ESTE LIBRO CONTIENE NUMEROSOS CAPÍTULOS DE ANTERIORES VIAJES A TRAVÉS DEL ESTRECHO POR OTROS NAVEGANTES. EL PAPEL DEL LIBRO ES DE UNA EXTRAORDINARIA CALIDAD, ESTE LIBRO HA SIDO ADEMÁS RESTAURADO Y TRATADO PARA EVITAR SU DETERIORO, ES POR ELLO, QUE SE TRATA DE UN EXCELENTE EJEMPLAR, PERFECTAMENTE CONSERVADO. Size: 25 X 20

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        Examen du privilège des Nobles de Bresse, pour servir de réponse à la délibération imprimée du Conseil de la Noblesse ; suivi de la délibération de l'Ordre des Avocats du Bailliage de Bresse.

      A Lyon, De l'Impremerie de J. B. Delamolliere, 1788 - In-12° ; VIII-69 pp., plein maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs chiffré en pied richement orné, caissons or, fleurette or, filet pointillé or, titre or, triple filet or à l'ancienne d'encadr. sur les plats, large roulette or int.double filet or sur les coupes, rel. signée de l'atelier « H. Prat », superbe exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE FORT RARE. FIRST EDITION VERY SCARCE. SPLENDID COPY. Antoine François Gauthier des Orcières, dit de l'Ain est né à Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain), France, le 28 novembre 1752 dans une famille de juristes. Il se marie le 7 décembre 1785 à Lyon avec Magdeleine Sophie Rosario de Nervo. Avocat au barreau de Bourg-en-Bresse, il s'opposa à la noblesse et au clergé de Bresse par ses écrits de 1788. Il est élu député du tiers état aux États généraux, le 3 avril 1789 par le bailliage de Bourg-en-Bresse. Devenu procureur-syndic du département de l'Ain, le 6 septembre 1791, il est élu, le 4 septembre 1792, deuxième député de l'Ain, juste après Étienne Deydier, à la Convention nationale, où il siège sur les bancs Montagnards. Il devient membre de la Commission des marchés militaires. Il est révoqué à la première Restauration en 1814, puis nommé conseiller à la Cour d'appel de Paris aux Cent-Jours en 1815, et révoqué de nouveau. Il choisit l'exil en Suisse puis en Belgique en 1816, où il vécut jusqu'à l'avènement de Louis-Philippe en 1830.(CF. Wikipedia). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Insurrections, in Massachusetts, In the Year MDCCLXXXVI, and the Rebellion consequent thereon

      Worcester: Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts, by Isaiah Thomas 1788 - first edition; iv, [5]-192 pp.; leather sides very rubbed along with the calf spine (this apparently added later as the label is inappropriate), modern endpapers but hinges cracked, signature of a previous owner at corner of title, age staining and age spotting throughout but never dark, a few words underlined in pen, good+ only but scarce as a first; Howes M 651, Vail 782 ?A History of Shays' Rebellion, a Massachusetts frontier insurrection against the severe laws regarding debt and the heavy taxation during the economic depression following the Revolutionary War.?, and a strictly Federalist view. Photos available upon request.

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        Bibliotheca Classica; or, a Classical Dictionary, containing all the Names in antient Authors. [With] Tables of Coins, Weights and Measures in Use among the Greeks and Romans. AN INSPIRATION TO KEATS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FAUX-VELLUM

      Reading Printed for T. Cadell 1788 - 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, neat eighteenth-century signature on title, some light age-staining (mainly marginal); firmly bound in nineteenth-century faux-vellum BY MYERS OF READING, sides with double frame border in gilt and red, back with five flat bands ruled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, uncut, last few leaves of Tables chipped and dog-eared (but without material loss), lower margins of same leaves lightly damp-marked in blank margins, very neatly recased else a well-preserved crisp, clean copy. With the errata leaf at end. With the nineteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate of Sir James R Andrew Clark, and the binder's ticket, on front paste-down. Since it was bound by Myers it may well have been sold in the town of publication. 'Lempriere's Classical Dictionary is the first of a new kind of manual: the rendering of a body of knowledge not easily accessible in any other form into a system of alphabetical articles for the use of those who lack the time or the learning to seek out the sources; the 'Oxford Companion' series is a distinguished descendant'. (Printing & the Mind of Man). Lempriere (c.1765-1824) was born in Jersey and remained a schoolmaster most of his life. QUITE APART FROM ITS INTRINSIC UTILITY, HIS DICTIONARY ACHIEVED IMMORTALITY SINCE IT PROVED AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO KEATS. Extremely scarce. PMM 376. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur les Iles Ponces et catalogue raisonné des produits de l'Etna, pour servir à l'histoire des volcans. Suivis de la description de l'éruption de l'Etna, du mois de juillet 1787

      Cuchet, Paris 1788 - in 8° - pp.pp VI + 427 + 5 carte di tav. più volte ripiegate - Tela con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Una tavola metodica + 3 tavole di isole più volte ripiegate - mancanza della carta relativa all'isola di Zannone - Libro usato

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze heilige Schrifft deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Martin Luther im Jahr Christi 1522 in unsere Teutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen, Anno1534 zu End gebracht und vor einigen Jahren bereits mit den Summarien Herrn Johann Sauberti auch mit dem Vielfältigen und Lehrreichen Nutzen über alle Capitel, des Herrn D. Salomon Glassens ausgefertiget, anjetzt mit gantz neuen und schönen Kupferbildnissen nebst derselben beygedruckten Lebensläuffen, auch andern annehmlichen Figuren samt deren kurzen Auslegung und angehengten Moralien ausgezieret, dann von denen eingeschlichenen Druckfehlern auf das fleissigste gereiniget. Über dieses sind nicht allein des Herrn Lutheri und seines Geschlechts warh

      Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung, Nürnberg 1788 - Elephant folio. [98], 1181, [23]pp. Full calf over beveled wooden boards with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Decorative cornerpieces. Metal clasps on front cover. Two engraved frontispieces (one for the Old Testament, and one for the New Testament). Title page in red and black lettering. Vignette on title page. This exquisite edition is magnificently illustrated with numerous woodcuts in text and 20 full-page engravings (2 frontispieces, 12 portraits, and 6 biblical scenes). Clasps lacking their straps. Modern endpapers. Previous owner's inscription on fly leaf. Moderate foxing and browning throughout. Minor and sporadic light damp-staining throughout. Text in German, Gothic script. Stunning binding in overall very good, interior in good to good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A sermon, written by the late Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. for the funeral of his wife. Published by the Rev. Samuel Hayes.

      London: printed for T. Cadell, 1788 - [6],18p.; 8vo. With the advertisement leaf for two of Johnson's publications often missing from the three preliminary leaves. Nineteenth century half green morocco, marbled boards. A very nice copy. Courtney and Nicol Smith p. 170. Maggs Samuel Johnson Catalogue no 197. Chapman and Hazen, p. 167. A moving and concise statement by Johnson of his Christian faith, his belief in the existence of the soul and his certainty of life after death, preached on the occasion of his wife's funeral. Originally published in a collection entitled "Sermons on Different Subjects, left for publication" by John Taylor, LL.D., Johnson's lifelong friend. The editor's note, on a leaf following the title page of this first separate edition, states "The following sermon (the Authenticity of which cannot be doubted) came, with many others, into the hands of the Editor by the death of Dr. Taylor, late Prebendary of Westminster, etc. It is now published for two reasons: first, as it is a composition that will reflect no disgrace on the author; and, secondly, as it is upon a subject of the highest importance to mankind." "To afford adequate consolations to the last hour, to cheer the gloomy passage through the valley of the shadow of death. is the privilege only of revealed religion. All those to whom the supernatural light of heavenly doctrine has never been imparted, however formidable for power, or illustrious for wisdom, have wanted that knowledge of their future state, which alone can give comfort to misery, or security to enjoyment; and have been forced to rush forwards to the grave, through the darkness of ignorance or, if they happened to be more refined and inquisitive, to solace their passage with the fallacious and uncertain glimmer of philosophy." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS TO AND FROM THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. TO

      Published from the original MSS. in her possession by Hester Lynch Piozzi. London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1788. - First edition. Two volumes, octavo, xv,397; xi, 424pp. Contemporary speckled calf, spine ruled in gilt, leather labels gilt. A large proportion of the letters are from Dr. Johnson to Mrs. Thrale, and cover a period from August 1765 (six months after their first meeting) to July 1784, when he expresses his grief at her marriage to Mr. Piozzi, and his gratitude for 'that kindness which soothed twenty years of a life radically wretched.' The poems are Verses addressed to Dr.Lawrence and Translations from Boethius, in some of which he was assisted by Mrs. Thale. Wear to edges, else very good+ copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtchatka.

      1788-92 & 1809 (1820), London: 1788 - An illustration of transport in Kamtchatka, Russia, showing the sledge dogs hooked up to the sledge, and their master on skis. It is offered here in two versions; a Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The extremely rare life time edition was self-published by Webber, and Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". It is a soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash by Webber himself. J. Webber R.A. fecit. London Pubd. July 1, 1789 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. NB not mentioned in Cooks last Voyage. Penciled in the top right margin "Pl. 10" and "1 July 1789" lower right margin, in a period hand, possibly Webber's. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm with large margins, in excellent condition with one small smudge in lower right margin. Paper watermarked "J Whatman". Joppien & Smith 3.340A. Signed on the verso "A.W.F.Fuller 2 Augt 1951." Captain Fuller was a noted English collector of ethnographica and visual material from the Pacific. (with)the Boydell edition of the print, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 (1820) by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. NB not mentioned in Cook's Last Voyage. Colored aquatint, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1820, as is the accompanying letterpress. Joppien & Smith 3.340b. Excellent condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.

      Philadelphia: Prichard and Hall, 1788. - [4],244pp. plus folding table. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked in modern calf, spine gilt. Early bookplates on front pastedown. Closed tear in leaf T, repaired with tape. Lower left corner of folding table torn away, but with no loss of text (repaired with laid paper); closed split along one fold. Foxing and age- toning. A sound copy. The first American edition. This is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime. It has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." The book was largely written in 1781 and first printed in Paris in 1785, for private distribution. In 1786, Jefferson consented to a regularly published French edition; the first English edition appeared in London in 1787, and this first American edition in 1788. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, it supplied a description of the geography, and develops an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the NOTES, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." Appendixes to the present edition, totaling thirty pages, were furnished by Charles Thomson (1729-1824), the first secretary to Congress. Born in Ireland, Thomson arrived in Delaware at the age of ten, one of six orphaned children. He was educated in Chester County, Pa., and in 1750, through the influence of Benjamin Franklin, received an appointment as tutor in the Philadelphia Academy, where his pupils must have included Jacob Duché and Francis Hopkinson. Later he was an active participant in Pennsylvania politics, and was in the forefront of all the colonial controversies with Great Britain. He served the Continental Congress as secretary for fifteen years, at the end of which, in 1789, he was chosen to notify Washington of his election to the presidency. This copy bears the very early bookplate of the "Frederick-Town Library" (likely of Frederick, Maryland) noting it as book number 69 in that collection; and also of the "Phenix Library." HOWES J78, "aa." SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 4167. SABIN 35897 (erroneously calling for 204pp.).

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        Lettres écrites de Lausanne. Première partie. Caliste ou Suite des lettres écrites de Lausanne. Seconde partie.

      GeneÌve; et se trouve aÌ Paris: chez Prault, 1788. - Octavo. Two parts in one volume. I: [vi], 118pp.; II: [iv], [iv], 148pp. I: []2, A8-G8, H4 (- H4 blank); II: []1, []2, A8-H8, I7, K2. Half-title to part II present. Additionally, this copy has an extra leaf addressed 'a madame la marquise de S . . . . .' Signature K of part II on blue paper. Fifth edition for the first part and second edition for "Caliste". Contemporary mottled calf, repaired. Hoefer X, 14-5; not in Cioranescu. From the library of Ann Jane Abercorn, with her armorial bookplate. At the top of the title-page to Part I, the original owner has written: Given to me by Him in 1800 before we were married. Him refers to John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn. Lady Anne Jane Gore was his third wife, whom he married on 3 April 1800. He married, firstly, Catherine Copley, and secondly, his first cousin, Lady Cecil Hamilton, from whom he was divorced in 1799 by an Act of Parliament.

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        View in Macao including the residence of Camoens when he wrote his Lusiad

      London:: John Webber,. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. The extremely rare life time edition was self-published by Webber and Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". Soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash; Holmes suggests colored by Webber himself. J. Webber fecit. 1788. London Pubd. Augt. 1, 1788 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook&#39;s Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI . "1 Augt. 1788&#39; penciled in the lower right margin, "Pl. 12." in the top right, likely by Webber himself. Impression mark 17 1/2 x 12 13/16"; 445 x 325 mm, with margins. With some light toning at edges o/w very good condition. Paper watermarked "Whatman" but without a date. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.a.& [with]& the Boydell issue, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook&#39;s Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI. Impression mark 450 x 323 mm with margins, 500 x 365 mm. Plate 12 engraved in the top left corner. Colored aquatint. With light foxing in the margins and some offsetting from the accompanying text page, which is drawn from the published account of the voyage. No watermark on the print, but the letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.b. & & Webber was engaged as the official artist for Cook&#39;s third voyage, during which Cook discovered Hawaii & Alaska. Webber was more fully trained than any of the artists of the previous voyages, and he and Cook worked closely together to illuminate "the unavoidable imperfections of written accounts, by enabling us to preserve, and to bring home, such drawings of the most memorable scenes of our transactions, as could only be expected by a professed and skilled artist." (J. Cook & J. King, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London 1784, Vol I, p.5). Because he was there with Cook in the field, his paintings "constituted a new visual source for the study of history..." (Smith, Bernard, Art as Information. Sydney, 1978). Cook&#39;s ships were the first Western contact with the natives of Nootka Sound and the furs they traded with them were sold at a vast profit in Macao in the following year, 1779. Soon American and English ships were making annual trips to the Northwest Coast in search of "Sea Beaver" pelts. & & Only 16 views were published in the book - the two views of Macao indicate its significance in the East.

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        Asiatick researches or transactions of the Society, instituted in Bengal for inquiring into the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature of Asia.

      Calcutta Asiatic Society of Bengal 1788 - The Indo-European Family of Languages JONES, William. On the Hindus. In: Asiatick researches or transactions of the Society, instituted in Bengal for inquiring into the history and antiquities, the ARTS, SCIENCES, and LITERATURE of Asia. Calcutta: Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1788. True first edition (preceding the London issue). Quarto (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches; 285 x 215 mm.). Xvi, 465, [1, errata] pp. Iwth thirty-four engraved plates (of which three are folding). Contemporary tree calf with twining gilt borders, expertly rebacked preserving the original spine, smooth spine densely gilt and with red and black morocco gilt lettering labels, marbled endpapers. A very attractive copy. This scholarly periodical went to twenty volumes but the key piece, the piece cited by Carter in Printing and the Mind of Man, is found in this first volume; "This slim paper, read to the Bengal Asiatic Society in 1786 and published in its Tarnsactions, marks a turning point in the history of linguistics and signalled the birth of comparative philology. Jones a product of Harrow and University College, had established his reputation as an orientalist by his Grammar of the Persian Language (1771) and Poeseos Asiaticae Commentariorum Libri VI (1774). In 1783 he was knighted and appointed a judge of the high court in Calcutta, the administrative seat of the East India Company, an office which he held until his death. Here Jones indulged his oriental studies, founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1784), edited its Journal of Asiatic Researches, translated Indian classics into English. In 1786 Jones made his epoch-making discovery of the relationship between the Sanskrit, Gothic, Greek and Latin languages-to which he later, erroneously, thought he could add Egyptian. His clear understanding of the basic principles of scientific linguistics provided the foundation on which Rask, Bopp, and Grimm built the imposing structure of comparative Indo-European studies" (PMM). Printing and the Mind of Man 235. HBS 65336. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of Hindostan, during the reigns of Jehangir, Shahjehan, and Aurungzebe. Volume the First.

      Stuart and Cooper, Calcutta 1788 - All published. 4to. Pp xiii, 132. Coeval half calf, marbled boards. Edges abraded and boards rubbed and marked. Internally clean and sound with only occasional spotting. A most acceptable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia del luxo, y de las leyes suntuarias de España.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1788. - Small typographical vignette on title-pages. 24, 200 pp.; (1 l.), 219 pp. 2 volumes bound in 1.@ 8°, contemporary Spanish tree calf, flat spine gilt with red and black morocco lettering pieces, edges rouged (some worming at foot of spine and joints, light wear). Occasional slight marginal spotting. Overall in fine condition. 2 volumes bound in 1.@ ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION, with lengthy excerpts describing extravagant dress and spending and substantial quotes from the laws that attempted to control them from Roman times to the eighteenth century. "Though not devoid of economic errors worthy of censure, it deserves praise in that it shows the futility and ineffectiveness of the laws condemning lavishness," comments Colmeiro. Sempere y Guarinos approached the problem of lavish spending as a contemporary mercantilist, condemning the extravagance of luxury as a vice, but finding it inevitable in a society that encouraged inequality and admired a man more for his ostentation than for his virtue and moderation. Such needless consumption was therefore a necessity for it kept industry, and the state, thriving. Herr considers Sempere one of the outstanding members of the Amigos del País of Madrid, an early economic society (@The Eighteenth-Century Revolution in Spain, p. 163).Sempere y Guarinos (1754-1830), a native of Elda in Alicante, a historian of law, literature and institutions, is known for his prologue and translation of Muratori's @Riflessioni sopra il buon gusto intorno le scienze e le arti, 1782, which helped disseminate Muratori's neoclassical ideas in Spain. The prologue was later expanded to the six-volume @Ensayo de una biblioteca española de los mejores escritores del reinado de Carlos III, 1785-89, which remains a useful bibliographical reference for its period.---- Palau 307412: calling for 200, 219 pp. Aguilar Piñal VII, 4611: without collation. Colmeiro, @Bibliografía de los economistas españoles 360: without collation. Goldsmiths 12676. Not in Kress. On the author, see Ward, @Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature p. 538. Not located in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        T. Macci Plauti COMOEDIAE superstites viginti novissimo recognitae et emendatae

      ex typographia societatis, Biponti 1788 - Collezione Classici Latini. 3 Volumi in 8°(20 x 13). Pagine XLVI/ index 2 n.n./594 - 645 - 608 Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone con filetti e titoli dorati; incisioni ai tre frontespizi. Minimi segni del tempo; una cerniera è piuttosto usurata ma opera nello stato di più che discreto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Law of Evidence. By the late Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. The Fifth Edition, corrected; With Many Additions; and a Compleat Table to the Whole. Cohen 5055

      Philadelphia: Re-Printed and Sold by Joseph Crukshank in Market-Street [etc.], 1788. Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, definite browning and some staining, corners of two leaves torn away (no text affected); crisp The first (and only 18th century) American edition of the classic early work on the law of evidence, truly a pioneering treatise which went far to create evidence as a separate field of legal study and provide it with its theoretical underpinnings

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        Relación del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y MSS y noticia de los habitantes, suelo, clima y producciones del Estrecho.

      1788 - Relación del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y MSS y noticia de los habitantes, suelo, clima y producciones del Estrecho. Trabajada de orden del Rey.&#150; Madrid : Por la viuda de Ibarra, hijos y compañía, 1788.&#150; 4 h., xvi, 359 p., 2 h. , 128 p, mapas pleg., tablas pleg., retrato ; 25 cm.&#150;Al final: Apéndice 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 1788 y 1789. Trabajado de orden superior.&#150; Madrid : Imprenta de la viuda de D. Joaquín Ibarra, 1793.&#150; 2h., 128p. : mapa pleg. Descripción de las ilustraciones, mapas y tablas: 1 retrato previo a la portada: Ferdin Magallanus. Superatis Antarctici Freti Angustiis Clarissimus. Ferdin Selma, delit. et incid. anno 1788.- 1 mapa plegado, intercalado entre las páginas XVI y 1: Carta esférica de la parte Sur de la América Meridional en la qual se ha colocado el Estrecho de Magallanes por el resultado de la última expedición y los demás puntos según las mejores noticias de los viajeros antiguos y modernos que los han reconocido. Año 1788.- 1 tabla plegada, página 71, reverso en blanco: Viage de ida. Tabla, que manifiesta el estado del Termómetro de Reaumur, y la situación de la Fragata a las 12 del día: la alteración de la estima en rumbo y distancia, deducida por el cotejo del punto de estima con el de observación: las mutaciones del tiempo; y algunas variaciones de la Aguja, determinando el parage que fueron observadas.-1 tabla plegada, página 72, reverso en blanco: Continuación del viage de ida.-1 tabla plegada, página 73, reverso en blanco: Viage de vuelta.-1 tabla plegada, página 74, reverso en blanco. Continuación del viage de vuelta.-1 mapa plegado, entre página [160] y 161: Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes, construida por el Comandante, Oficiales y Pilotos de la Fragata de S.M. Sta. María de la Cabeza. Año 1788. Nota: Los Cabos o Puntas cuyas Longitudes son observadas Astronómicamente van señaladas con * en sus respectibos lugares: las deducidas de las Bases y Angulos medidos desde diferentes Parages con **: las Latitudes observadas en tierra con quarto de círculo se señalan con ***: las observadas desde la mar con ****; y las que no tienen señal son combinadas por enfilaciones, y marcaciones. Escrita por . Droüet.- 1 mapa plegado, insertado al final del texto, previo al Apéndice : Primer plano de varios puertos del Estrecho de Magallanes, levantados el año de 1786.-1 mapa plegado, insertado al final del texto, previo al Apéndice: Segundo plano de varios puertos del Estrecho de Magallanes, levantados el año de 1786.-1 tabla plegada, página 98, reverso en blanco: Viage al Estrecho de Magallanes. Tabla que manifiesta el estado del Termómetro de Fahrenheit y la situación del Paquebot Santa Casilda a las 12 del día: la alteración del rumbo y distancia de estima, deducida por el cotejo de ésta con las observaciones: las mutaciones del tiempo, y algunas variaciones de la ahuja, determinando el parage en que fueron observadas.-1 mapa plegado insertado al final del apéndice: Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes, desde el Pto. de Sn. Miguel hasta su desembocadura en el Océano Pacífico. Construida sobre las Observaciones echas en los Viages de 1786 y 1789. Grabado por D. Juan de la Cruz, Geógrafo de S.M.- Encuadernación de época. Excelente ejemplar, en condiciones inmejorables, tanto el papel como los mapas y la encuadernación. Una breve anotación manuscrita de época en borde superior derecho de la portada. Palau lo consigna como de: Jose de Vargas Ponce, con el número 352514 y el Apéndice con el número 352515. Dice Palau : El derrotero, paginas 92 a 158, se debe a Dionisio Alcalá Galiano y Alejandro Belmonte; y los mapas al Piloto Joaquín Camacho. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dash

      Published by S. Gilpin Knightsbridge, & R. Pollard, N. 15 Braynes Row Spa Fields, London 1788 - A dramatic portrait of Dash, Colonel Thornton's prized pointer, after a painting by Sawrey Gilpin. Sawrey Gilpin studied art under Samuel Scott, the well-known landscape painter. He devoted himself to sporting art and developed a keen eye and hand for horse portraiture. In 1773 he was made a Director of the Society of Artists, and in the following year he was elected President. Gilpin caught the eye of Colonel Thornton who became his chief patron, commissioning such noted paintings as "The Death of the Fox," which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1793. This striking image is a portrait of Colonel Thornton's treasured hound Modish, and is one of two portraits painted by Gilpin of Thornton's hunting dogs. Robert Pollard and Francis Jukes produced many prints together with Pollard doing the etching and Jukes the aquatinting. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, 124-125. Engraving and aquatint. With hand colour. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some light scuffing in the margins.

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        Lettre à la Chambre du commerce de Normandie ; Sur le mémoire qu'elle a publié relativement au Traité de commerce avec l'Angleterre.

      - Rouen et Paris, Moutard, 1788. In-8, demi-veau de l'époque à coins, dos lisse orné de filets gras dorés, pièce de titre de veau havane, 285 p. (qqs rouss.) Edition originale et unique ancienne. Dupont de Nemours prend la défense du traité de libre-échange qui venait d'être conclu entre la France et l'Angleterre (traité d&#146;Eden-Rayneval du 26 septembre 1786) dans une atmosphère très largement hostile. Il répond à des "Observations de la Chambre de commerce de Normandie" qui attaquaient violemment le traité (p. 1-91) puis consacre le reste de l&#146;ouvrage à un important appareil d&#146;essais et de pièces justificatives, sur le change, l&#146;étendue du commerce franco-anglais, la balance du commerce ou les manufactures normandes, ensemble illustré de statistiques. Très défavorable à la France du fait de son retard industriel, le traité provoqua une invasion de produits textiles anglais moins chers et souvent de meilleure qualité, et, dans le climat prérévolutionnaire, des émeutes et bris de machines. En même temps, il conduisit la France à encourager la modernisation rapide de son industrie. L&#146;ouvrage contribua à renforcer les positions de Dupont de Nemours qui fut nommé Conseiller d'Etat et attaché à Calonne et à d'Ormesson. (Einaudi, 1667. Frère, I, 406. Goldsmiths, 13576. Kress, B.1404. Schelle, 30) Bon exemplaire, bien relié à l&#146;époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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