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        Aves Frisicae.

      - Rotterrodami, apud C.R. Hake, 1788. 8vo. pp. 298, (1), with a charming engraved title showing a bird (Alauda) by J.L. Anselin. Contemporary marbled boards, spine renewed. B.M.(Nat. Hist.)II, 813. Gerhard N. Heerkens was a physician who settled at Groningen after having studied with scholars as Voltaire and Fontenelle in Paris. He devoted all his spare time to Latin poetry, of which he published several collections. His present work is in elegiacs, with notes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of the Harbour of Taloo, in the Island of Eimeo.

      1788-92 & 1809 (1820), London: 1788 - This view of Taloo Harbor on Moorea, French Polynesia, depicts the Discovery & Resolution at anchor, with many native watercraft, and some of Cook's crew on shore. 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 fecit. London Pubd. July 1, 1789 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. II Chap V. Impression mark 450 x 320 mm with large margins, a couple of small foxing spots at sky border but overall in excellent condition. Paper watermarked "J Whatman". Joppien & Smith 3.138A. (with)the Boydell edition of the print, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 (1820) by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. II Ch. V. Colored aquatint, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.138b. The accompanying letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Text with faint offsetting o/w both in very good condition.

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      Dublin: Printed by Thomas Walker at Cicero's Head, 1788.. 720,[8]pp. plus engraved title and seventy- five engraved plates (including frontis), some folding. Large, thick octavo. Contemporary calf. Bound without wrappers. Year written in ink in an early hand on lower edge, otherwise an excellent copy. The complete volume for the year, comprised of twelve numbers plus the annual appendix. This important Irish monthly was founded in 1771 by James Potts, and Walker assumed control beginning with the March 1774 issue. Publication ceased briefly in April 1785, but resumed again under the new title, WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE, and continued until 1811, the later years under the auspices of Thomas Walker's son, Joseph. During its long run in its different incarnations, THE HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE filled the role of a general Dublin periodical in its coverage of news and politics from Ireland, Britain, Europe and North America, commented on the theatre and new publications, published original poetry and prose, and included marriage, death and business notices. The illustrative material included both serious and satirical subjects, music, and such utilitarian items as patterns for sewing or weaving. Laid in is an a.l.s., "29/7/85," possibly Kingstown, from a collector or bookseller named P. Traymor, to one Geo. Kavanagh, 2pp. on folded octavo lettersheet, extolling the virtues of his set as "the most complete in existence." As one might expect, locations of runs/volumes/individual issues in OCLC and ESTC are spotty, and the reported holdings often imperfect. CRANE AND KAYE 301. ESTC P2405 & P2407. NCBEL II:1379.

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        An Essay On The Life Of The Honorable Major-General Israel Putnam: Addressed to the State Society of the Cincinnati in Connecticut.

      Hudson and Goodwin, Hartford, Connecticut 1788 - 12mo. . . The scarce first edition of David Humphreys' celebrated and lasting biography of Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam. Humphreys himself performed heroically during the Revolution, and was much admired by George Washington. The book is still a useful source, containing a storehouse of firsthand anecdotes regarding Putnam's wartime exploits. Humphreys "had a natural talent or military science, and there are few more intelligent contemporary pictures of certain important campaigns, notably the battle of Long Island and the retreat from Harlem, than those contained in his Essay. In this he wrote as he fought, coolly and vigorously, and the book remains a testimonial to Putnam, to the effort and sacrifice of those stirring days, and to Humphreys own victorious good sense" -DAB. [Howes (D)794. Evans 21160. Trumbull 870. Sabin 33804. Learned 1465. DAB IX, pp. 373-75] later full polished brown calf ruled in gilt, gilt decorated spine with raised bands and green gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Pratt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Frederick Baron Trenck

      T. & J. Egerton, London 1788 - Two volumes in full brown leather with black gilt leather labels to spines. Leather worn at the edges o/w a nice copy that is very clean and feee of foxing inside. Translated from the German by an officer of the royal artillery (initials T.D.). First Edition in English with dedication dated March 1788. There is also a dedication to the ghost of Fredrick the Great whom the Baron thought owed him a grudge. This edition was published originally in German in 1786 and the author's own French version in 1787 all of which were bestsellers of their time. The Baron made himself a nuisance however and the French guillotined him in 1794 (after a physical struggle with the executioner). An influential book in the rare true first English translation. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, Forrattad Aren 1770-1779 [Travels in Europe, Africa, Asia in the Years 1770-1779]

      Uppsala: J. Edman, 1788-, 1793. Four volumes, octavo; with ten copper engraved plates, some folding; a very good set in half brown calf, gilt, marbled boards and red labels. The plants of Japan. The complete four-volume first edition, published over six years (1788, 1789, 1791, and 1793), describing Thunberg's famous journey to South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Ceylon between 1770 and 1779. Carl Thunberg's mentor was the great Swedish botanist Linnaeus. He made this extraordinary voyage to Japan via South Africa in order to collect Japanese garden plants, and was the first western scientist to investigate Japan botanically. His natural history observations on the other places he visited are of great importance too, particularly for the natural history of the Cape Colony, Java, and Ceylon. Some of his remarks on the relations between Hottentots, Kaffirs, and slaves, along with his general remarks on the state of South Africa at this time, have been characterised as among the earliest serious observations on race relations. After three years in South Africa, Thunberg sailed for Batavia in Java, and then continued to the Dutch trading post at Nagasaki harbour in Japan. In 1776 he passed overland to the northern tip of Kyushu, and sailed to Kobe, then proceeded overland by way of Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya to Yedo, the complete journey taking fifty days (Howgego T38). The first two volumes largely treat with South Africa while the last two volumes have been described as "the most detailed account of Japan published in the second half of the 18th century"

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        Plan des Iles Juriles et des Terres peu connues

      Paris 1788 - Size : 685x495 (mm), 27x19.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

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      Charles Dilly, London 1788 - B/w maps; Width: 5.75" Height: 9"; 928 pages; A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar; and present state of the several kingdoms of the world. 20 foldout maps, all present as called for+ one non folding +chart [22 plates in all]. Front cover held by bonding cords. Front hinge also shows repair. Previous owner's signature appears in top margin of first page of introduction. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered foxing. All called-for maps are present. Intact maps are well preserved. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sur Moses Mendelssohn, sur la réforme politique des Juifs, et en particulier sur la révolution tentée en leur faveur (en 1753) dans la grande Bretagne.

      Londres 1788. - Erstmals 1786 erschiernene Programmschrift des Aufklärers und Revolutionärs zur jüdischen Emanzipation. französich 800 Sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar (tr?s bon copie; very good copy). 34 Bl. (unpag.), 130 S. Marmorierter Pbd. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Helespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles

      Vienna, Maire, 1788. "Helespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles pour servir de renseignement a la Carte des Limites des trois Empires ou Theatre de la Guerre". Orig. copper-engraving after F. J. Maire's map of Dardanelles. Published in Vienna, 1788. Orig. old colouring. With title-cartouche with inset 4 fortification plans ("Les Forts des Dardanelles armes en Guerre") and a wind-rose. 29:63 cm.. Detailed map of the strait of the Dardanelles between Aegean and Marmara Sea. - Francois Joseph Maire (1738 - ca. 1800) was a publisher, geographer and engineer active in Vienna. He published some maps in relation to the Russian-Austrian-Turkish war of 1787-91. - With traces of the original foldings.

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        Religion of the Ancient Greeks

      1788, 1788 - DE SEPTCHENES, M. Le Clerc. The Religion of the Ancient Greeks : Illustrated by an explanation of their Mythology. Translated from the French of M. de Septchenes, Secretaire du Cabinet du Roi. L: printed for C. Elliott and T. Kay, 1788. Pp. (2), [iii]-xvii, (1), [1]-2, [1]-327. 8vo, brown full calf, maroon leather title block, gilt lettering to spine. Hinges cracked, leather scuffed and well worn, gilt rubbed from spine, corners bumped and spine ends chipped, all extremeties worn, missing ffep, rear fep partially detached, occasionaly faint foxing to margins, else vg. Internally sound. 800.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beobachtungen und Anmerkungen auf Reisen durch Deutschland. In Fragmenten und Briefen.

      Leipzig ( d. i. Ulm) 1788.. Mit gest. Titelvign., IV, 544 S., 4 Bl., rest. Pappband mit hs. Rückenschild, durchgeh. etw. stockig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar.. Unser Exemplar stammt aus einer Druckvariante der 11. Auflage, der letzten zu Lebzeitens Hallers erschienen Auflage. Diese gilt als seltener als die von Dunker illustrierte Ausgabe. Ohne das Porträtkupfer und ohne die Textvignetten von Dunker. Anstelle des Porträtkupfers verwendet ist Dunkers Titelkupfer aus der Ausgabe von Hallers "Poesies" (Bern 1775), das im Hintergrund die Stadt Bern und die Alpenkette zeigt, im Vordergrund Hallers Büste. - Lundsgaard-Hansen 571 ("Andere Exemplare ohne Portrait u. Abb."); vgl. Goedeke IV/1,24,2m; Balmer, Haller 36f. ..."Eines der bedeutendsten Dokumente der Lyrik der Frühaufklärung, die sich unter dem Einfluß der Aufklärungsphilosophie eines Leibniz oder Wolff .. von der Tradition des Spätbarocks löst. Neben Lehrgedichten enthält das Bändchen Satiren auf die Verhältnisse in Bern, der berühmteste Text aber ist das Lehrgedicht "Die Alpen".. - KNLL).

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        The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788. Compiled, arranged and printed to the wishes of many respectable law characters, and the approbation of the Honourable judges of the Supreme Judicial Court. Carefully compared with the original acts.

      Isaiah Thomas, Printed at Worcester [Mass.] 1788 - [8], 5-389 pp., [5]. 8vo (21 cm). Full calf. p. 231 mis-numbered 431. Lacking only the final rear blank. The first true compilation of the complete laws of Massachusetts published the same year as the ratification of the Constitution. Called the "Baskerville of America" by Ben Franklin, Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831), founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was an anti-British radical and leading publisher as well as the author of History of Printing in America, with a Biography of Printers, and an Account of Newspapers (1810). Signed by C. H. Witt. Evans 21245. Sabin [45932]. ESTCW6813. Barlow 1592. Rich 348. Boards quite tender, though holding, worn, circular stain to front board, chips to rear board, leather separating, spine label lacking, head and tail bands chipped, dampstain to free front endpaper, scattered foxing and toning, small worm hole to rear pastedown, impressions quite strong with only the odd crease. A good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Comoediae cum appositis Italico Carmine, interpretationibus ac notis.

      Mediolani, Monast. S.Ambrosi Majoris, 1780-1788 - Sette volumi in 8vo. Intonso. Copertine originali, dorsi laceri. Al primo volume antiporta allegorica. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay On The Life Of The Honorable Major-General Israel Putnam: Addressed to the State Society of the Cincinnati in Connecticut

      Hartford, Connecticut: Hudson and Goodwin, 1788. First edition. later full polished brown calf ruled in gilt, gilt decorated spine with raised bands and green gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Pratt. Minor rubbing, a fine copy. 12mo. The scarce first edition of David Humphreys? celebrated and lasting biography of Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam. Humphreys himself performed heroically during the Revolution, and was much admired by George Washington. The book is still a useful source, containing a storehouse of firsthand anecdotes regarding Putnam?s wartime exploits. Humphreys ?had a natural talent or military science, and there are few more intelligent contemporary pictures of certain important campaigns, notably the battle of Long Island and the retreat from Harlem, than those contained in his Essay. In this he wrote as he fought, coolly and vigorously, and the book remains a testimonial to Putnam, to the effort and sacrifice of those stirring days, and to Humphreys own victorious good sense? -DAB [Howes (D)794. Evans 21160. Trumbull 870. Sabin 33804. Learned 1465. DAB IX, pp. 373-75].

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        Sur Le Compte Rendu Au Roi En 1781 : Nouveaux Eclaircissemens / Par M. Necker

      Lyon : Chez G. Regnault ; Geneve : Chez Barde, Manget & Cie. 1788 - Physical desc. : viii, 455 p ; 20 cm. Subject: Calonne (Charles Alexandre de) , M. De, 1734-1802. Finance, Public - To 1789. France - History - Revolution, 1789 - Economic aspects Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked calf over matching boards. Raised bands, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression 1 Kg. 455 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter, Signed, to Doctor [Thomas] Dimsdale, Bishop Stortford, Herts, 31 January 1788.

      1788 - A letter written in the last year of Percivall Pott's life (d. December 22, 1788). "Sir/ I yesterday saw your patient/ with the bad tongue, its aspect, the/ kind of sore, the induration, and the/ pain all imply a Cancerous tendency./ Mercury will do more harm than/ good and therefore ought not to be used/ or taken. I should advise a diet of/ milk, pudding, and vegetables only/ without meat wine beer or any strong/ liquor of any kind; to keep his body/ gently open by any gentle unirritat-/ ing medecine [sic], and to take as freely/ of the Ext. Cicutae as his head/ and stomach will conveniently bear/ and to wash his mouth frequently/ with a thin mucilage of Quince/ Seed sweetened with mell? Rosaceum/ and with half a dram of Sal prunell/ dissolved in half a pint or a pint/ of it as his mouth will bear without/ pain./ I am/ Your most obed Servt/ Percivall Pott/ 31 Jan 1788/ London. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The works of Alexander Pope, Esq : In six volumes complete. With his last corrections, additions, and improvements; . printed verbatim from the octavo edition of Mr. Warburton

      London : printed for C. Bathurst, J. Rivington & Sons, B. White, T. Longman, B. Law [and 9 others in London] 1788 - Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT5459. Physical desc.: 6v.,plates ; 12°. Subject: English poetry - 18th century. Pastoral poetry, English - Early works to 1800. Very good copies all finely bound in full, contemporary tree calf. Gilt cross-bands with dark Morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé de l'histoire du Poitou, contenant ce qui s'est passé de plus remarquable dans cette province, depuis le règne de Clovis jusqu'au commencement de ce siècle

      A Paris, Chez Demonville, imprimeur libraire de l'académie Françoise, rue Christine,A Poitiers chez Aug. Girault, libraire, place Royale 1788 - 6 volumes in-12 reliés demi-basane bleu, volume I : 507 pages, volume II : 470 pages, volume III : 518 pages, Volume IV : 415 pages, Volume V XXXVI et 389 pages, Volume VI : 538 pages ; dos insolés, petites epidermures, bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diccionario dos termos technicos de Historia Natural, extrahidos des Obras de LinnÈo, com a fua explicaÁao, et estampas abertas em cobre, para facilitar a intelligencia dos memos ; e a memoria sobre a utilidade dos jardins botanicos. SUIVI DE Floria Lusitanicae et Brasiliensis ; et epistolae ab erudis viris Carolo A LinnÈ, Antonio de Haen ad Dominicum Vandelli.

      - Coimbra, Na Real Officina da Universidade, 1788. - Conimbricae, Ex Typographia Academio-Regia, 1788. Deux parties en un volume 20 x 14 cms. VI-301-[3]-XXXVI-96 pages. Une gravure en frontispice. 25 planches hors texte, dont 19 dÈpliantes. Pleine reliure du temps. Dos ? 5 nerfs, caissons ornÈs, piËce de titre. Tranches rouges. Reliure un peu frottÈe, manques aux plats, excellent Ètat intÈrieur.

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        Voyages de M.P.S. Pallas, En Differentes Provinces de L'empire de Russie, et Dans L'asie Septentrionale. Cinq Volumes in 4, et Un de Planches.

      Lagrange, Paris - 1788 - 1793, 1st French Edition. () Very good. [4], xxxii, 773p. [3p. Errata];[4], 550p., [1p. Errata];[4], 491p., [1p. Errata];[4],722p., [2p. Errata];[iv], 559p., [1p. Errata];Atlas: [iv], Volumes 1 - 5 octavo and volume 6 folio. Volume 6 contains all the plates from the other 5 volumes. Volume 6 is illustrated with a very large folding map of 1787 Russia and 3 additional folding maps and 122 plates from engravings (including frontis from volume 1). Rebacked in new half brown calf with original marbled boards. Two gilt lettered maroon labels on back of spine of each volume and 5 raised bands on spine of each volume. Armorial bookplate of William Henry Fitten, M.D. On front pastedown of each volume. Some minor soiling, mainly on the edges otherwise a very attractive set. Scarce. M.P.S. Pallas (1741-1811) was a German doctor who lived most of his life in Russia and was commissioned by Catherine II to conduct scientific expeditions though Central Asia and Russia. He recorded the geology, fauna and flora of the regions as well as describing the sights, animals, costumes and architecture of the various inhabitants. First French edition after the first German published in St. Petersburg. William Henry Fitten was a British geologist / doctor who published a number of early 19th century works on geology / paleonotology. He was awarded the Wollaston medal in 1852. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Annual Register, orGeneral Repository of History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1787

      ONT>To which is prefixed, The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE, in Great Britain, during the Reign of Henry the Eighth, from the Year 1509 to 1547. 1788 - The much sought after first edition ofthe 1787 edition of The Annual Register, a long-established work of reference that records and analyses the years major events, developments and trends. This fascinating tome contains one of the very earliest British printings of the Constitution of the United States. Alongside this may be found other interesting moments of American history, including an address on promoting the abolition of slavery, delivered to the 'Convention of the United States of America, assembled at Philadelphia'; as well as fascinating contemporary documents from European history, such as the declarations and counter-declarations made at the Versailles Treaty of 1787 - in which a treaty of alliance was signed between the French king Louis XVI and the Vietnamese Prince Nguyn nh. Other notable inclusions are History of the Virginia Mountains from Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and Herschel's Account of Three Volcanoes on the Moon. With the bookplate of one George Clive to the front pastedown. Scarce. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Externally, rather worn. Spine and text block have split in two. Someloss to leather at base of spine and front board. Joints are starting. Internally, generally firmly bound - one page loose but present at text block split. Tidemarks to lower margin of first and last few pages. Otherwise a remarkably bright and clean copy, especially considering the condition of the exterior. Would benefit from a sympathetic rebinding. Overall: FAIR with a VERY GOOD interior. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maryland Ratifies the Constitution, Suggests Amendments; and Pennsylvanians Speak Out Against the Slave Trade

      Philadelphia, PA 1788 - Newspaper. Independent Gazetteer; or, The Chronicle of Freedom, Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 1788. 4 pp., 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. The Maryland ratifying convention suggests some amendments along with their approval of the Constitution. ExcerptsFrom page 3:"From the MARYLAND GAZETTE, or April 29, 1788. The CONVENTION of this state, on Saturday last, determined to ratify the proposed plan of Federal Government. -YEAS 63, NAYS 11-And then appointed a committee of thirteen members to consider and report amendments to be recommended to the people. -The following amendments were proposed by a member, and referred to the committee who are now sitting-And it is hoped that the great and essential rights of the people will be declared and secured.- PROPOSED AMENDMENTS.Wherefore, whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestedly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought, to object to reform the old, or establish a new Government-that the doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. All imposts and duties laid by Congress, shall be placed to the credit of the state in which the same be collected. That there shall be no national religion established by law; but that all persons be equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty. That the Supreme Federal Courts shall not admit to fictions to extend its jurisdiction; nor shall citizens of the same state, having controversies with each other, be suffered to make collusive assignments of their rights, to the citizens of another state, for the purpose of defeating the jurisdiction of the State Courts; nor shall any matter, or question already determined in the State Courts, be revived or agitated in the Federal Courts. That Congress have no power to lay a Poll-Tax. That the people have a right to freedom of speech, of writing and publishing their sentiments, and therefore that the freedom of the PRESS ought not to be restrained, and the printing presses ought to be free to examine the proceedings of Government, and the conduct of its officers."From page 2: Protesting the Slave Trade by Boycotting West Indian Produce"A CAUTION.WHEREAS, in the year 1787, some vessels were fitted out at the port of Philadelphia, for the iniquitous purpose of stealing the inhabitants of Africa, from all the endearments of domestic life; one of which vessels has succeeded in obtaining a number of poor blacks, and has taken the to a port in the West Indies, where they are under the iron hand of oppression. From this shameful traffic, this horrid source, the proprietors of the vessel have purchased some West India produce, which, after landing at Wilmington, they have brought up to this city, and offered for sale. It is a grateful circumstance to the supporters of the common rights of mankind, that the virtuous inhabitants of the city, reprobate the horrid idea.-A correspondent hopes, that the citizens will further testify their disapprobation of the practice by turning with indignation from the purchase of any property, thus basely procured by men so lost to the common feelings of humanity; notwithstanding the patriotic convention, at which Washington presided, have declared that this abominable traffic shall be continued for TWENTY years by the people of America.From page 1:An advertisement with engraving for a "Line of Stages" between Philadelphia and New York, started by four partners who split off from an established stage line and promising better service. From page 4:An advertisement for another, different "New Line of Stages." And a report on the creation of a Philadelphia committee for the relief of the nearly 100 Americans captured by Algerian corsairs and Barbary pirates.

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        La Chasse au Fusil. Ouvrage divisé en deux parties, Contentant; La première, des recherches sur les armes de trait usitées pour la chasse avant l'invention des armes à feu; savoir l'Arc et l'Arbalète: un détail de tout ce qui concerne la fabrication des Canons de fusil, tant à Paris, et dans les différentes manufactures de France, qu'en Espagne; avec les Marques des Canoniers de Paris: l'examen de plusieurs questions touchant la portée des canons, eu égard à leur longueur, à leur calibre, à la charge, etc. et quelques notions sommaires sur les autres parties du Fusil de chasse, avec des instructions pour parvenir à bien tirer. - La Seconde, les enseignemens et connoissances nécessaires pour chasser utilement les différentes espèces de gibie

      De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, Théophile Barrois, Paris, 1788 - Paris, De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, Théophile Barrois 1788-1791. 8°. XVI, 582 S., 5 n.n. Bl.; 111 S. Mit einer gestochenen Tafel im Text und 8 (3 mehrfach gefalteten) gestochenen Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Thiébaud 621-622. - Erste Ausgabe des ersten vollständig dem Thema der modernen Jagd gewidmeten Werkes in Frankreich. - Hier mit dem Supplement und den meist fehlenden 'Additions au Supplément' auf Seite 106-111 des Anhanges. - 5 der 9 Tafeln zeigen Armbrustwaffen. - Name auf Vorsatz. Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. Eine Tafel mit kleinerem Einriss. - Sehr schönes, fleckenloses Exemplar in einem sauberen, schlichten bernischen Einband der Zeit. - Selten. Sprache: Französisch Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Efterretninger om Grønland, uddragne af en journal holden fra 1721 til 1788 af Paul Egede

      Hans Christopher Schrøder, Kiøbenhavn [1788]. Titelplansch + [12],284 sidor + 3 graverade planscher [4 med titelplanschen] och en utvikbar graverad karta. Samtida nÃ¥got nött halvskinnband med marmorerat klotpapper, 5 upphöjda bind och stänkmarmorerade snitt. [20x13 cm]. Exlibris. Titelbladet och 5 sista bladen samt planscherna med smärre bruna fläckar. Bibliographia Groenlandica sid. 38, no. 70.

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      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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      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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      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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      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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