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        Experiments and Observations on Animal Heat, and the Inflammation of Combustible Bodies; Being an Attempt to Resolve these Phenomena into a General Law of Nature

      J. Johnson, London 1788 - 491pp. 4 engraved plates including one fold out. Cover worn. Upper board detached. Browning to title page. Contents firm and overall bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Hispana Nova sive Hispanorum scriptorum qui ab anno MD ad MDCLXXXIV, floruere notitia. Auctore

      Madrid, Joaquín Ibarra, 1783 y 1788. - 2 vols. en folio mayor, 36x26 cm. Retrato de Nicolás Antonio, I: XXIII-839 pp., II: 670 pp. Viñetas grabadas al cobre en la portada. Encuadernación del siglo XIX en tela y cartoné con papel pintado. Muy buen ejemplar. Perfecta conservación. Magnífica bibliografía de los escritores españoles que publicaron sus obras entre los años 1500 y 1684. El ejemplar que presentamos procede de la biblioteca del ilustre profesor "E. Günthner".

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        A View from the Bay of a part of Gibraltar, with the Spanish works on the Isthmus as erected against the place in the late Siege

      London: William Faden, 1788. Aquatint. Image measures 14 x 24.5". This beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea shows the north side of the Rock of Gibraltar on the right. Published in 1788, the print depicts the area in the aftermath of the Siege of Gibraltar. Although the focal point of the print is ostensibly a puff of smoke arising from the land, the scene's most striking feature is its wide expanse of sky. Here, the technique of aquatint allows for the elegant rendering of subtle clouds above the sparkling sea. The Spanish mainland and a number of ships are visible in the far distance beyond the isthmus. Below the view, an inscription dedicates the print the Duke of Richmond. The print is in good condition with margins in tact. Slight mat burn at plate line and scattered foxing. William Faden (1750-1836) was an 18th century English cartographer and publisher. Faden is best known for his important publication of the North American Atlas, which covered a region of particular interest to him. This rare map provides great insight to a defining battle in American history.

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        Cathedral Music, Being a Collection in Score of the Most Valuable and Useful Compositions for that Service by the Several English Masters...3 vols, 1788

      London: John Ashley. 1788. Hardcover. Very Good. Stated Second Edition, 1788. 3 folio volumes, bound in early 19th C. half black leather, pebbled cloth tan boards, gilt lettered on spine. VG with general moderate to heavy rubbing to spines, some light loss to spine ends, some loss to leather at corners, most inner hinges show either straining or minor repair, pp. xi (1 - erratum and advert), 290, x, 306, xii, 300; second volume's title page has been recornered (not very nicely) and last page of music has refreshed corners, too. Mainly engraved music pages, contents mainly very good or better, slight age toning. VG rare set.

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        Conductor Generalis: Or, the Office, Duty and Authority of Justices

      1788. Parker, James [1714-1770], Compiler. Conductor Generalis: Or, the Office, Duty and Authority of Justices of the Peace, High-Sheriffs, Under-Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, Gaolers, Jury-Men, And Overseers of the Poor. As Also the Office of Clerks of Assize, and of the Peace, &c. To Which Are Added, Several Choice Maxims in Law, &c. Compiled Chiefly from Burn's Justice, and the Several Other Books on Those Subjects. The Whole Alphabetically Digested Under the Several Titles; With a Table Directing to the Ready Finding Out the Proper Matter Under Those Titles. New York: Printed by John Patterson, for Robert Hodge, 1788. xvi, 539 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece and raised bands to spine. Rubbing to extremities, light wear to spine ends, corners bumped and moderately worn, front joint starting at foot, front hinge starting, front free endpaper lacking, about an inch lacking from head of following endleaf, light toning to text. Early owner signature (of Luther Adams) to front endleaf, partially-erased signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * A popular American legal manual issued by different printers and publishers based largely on Burn and other English sources. Part II contains (with caption titles only): The Office and Duty of Sheriffs; The Office of a Gaoler, and Concerning Escapes; The Office and Duty of the Clerk of Assize and Clerk of the Peace; A Guide to Juries; Of Maxims and General Rules, from Jacob's Law Grammar; Of Actions and Remedies; Of Fictions, Intendments, and Presumptions. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7959.

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        The Life of Captain James Cook

      Dublin, Ireland: H. Chamberlaine, W. Colles, etc., 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. The first English biography of Cook's life, this is the first pirated Dublin printing which lacked the engraved frontispiece portrait present in the English edition. Forbes "Hawaiian National Bibliography," 152. Beddie, 34; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 152; Hill, p. 164; Kroepelien, 648; O'Reilly-Reitman, 456. First Dublin Edition. xvi, 527 pp. 8vo. Bound in later red buckram boards with gold titling to spine. Appears to be a library binding, but no ex-library indications within; simply bound in a serviceable binding which has done well in protecting the text. Minor age toning to interior pages, very clean throughout. A very slight musty smell overall.

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        TRAITE DES PRINCIPALES ET DES PLUS FREQUENTES MALADIES EXTERNES ET INTERNES.

      - Berne, François Seizer & Compagnie, 1788. 19,5x25 cm. 540 pages + 154 pages de recettes de préparations diverses. Portrait de l'auteur en frontispice. Reliure d'attente en carton recouvert de papier bleu-gris. Dos lisse portant le titre manuscrit sur une piece de papier. Quelques taches éparses principalement au coin inférieur des feuillets. Traces d'usage sur la reliure, cependant ouvrage solide. Bon exemplaire de travail. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The NAVAL ATALANTIS; or, A Display of the Characters of Such Flag Officers as Were Distinguished During the Last War. [bound with] The NAVAL ATALANTIS; or, A Display of the Characters of Post-Captains, Who Served During the Late War. Part II

      London:: Printed for James Ridgway,. 1788 / 1789.. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-1/8". 1st edition (Howes H229; Sabin 52070 [Part I only]). [4], iv, 195, [1 (blank)]; [2], viii, 125, [1 (advert)] pp.. Binding with later speckled calf leather spine, vellum tips, brown paper-wrapped boards & green leather title label to spine. Speckled edges.. Average wear. Occasional po pencil annotations. Withal, a VG copy.. A volume providing character sketches of 91 British officers, many of whom played a role in the American Revolution, and which several, says Howes, "are unmercifully criticised or lampooned by Harris, notably Viscount William Howe, Lord of the Admiralty." Regarding Admiral Lord Howe, the author states "we do not find that he has in any respect signalized himself; in fact, his Lordship's conduct on the coast of North America, rather served to throw a shade over the laurels he had acquired in his youthÉ" & & Harris was reputedly the secretary to Admiral Milbanke, who is featured in Part I, as one of the 47 officers covered therein. Part II, published a year later, continues with 44 Captains receiving Harris' critical eye & treatment with his frequently caustic pen. & & Somewhat rare in the trade, with no copies at auction these last 30+ years, per ABPC & AmEx.

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        THE WORKS OF THE LATE WILLIAM STARK, M. D. CONSISTING OF CLINICAL AND ANATOMICAL OBSERVATIONS WITH EXPERIMENTS, DIETETICAL AND STATICAL, REVISED AND PUBLISHED FROM HIS ORIGINAL MSS. BY JAMES CARMICHAEL SMYTH, M.D. PHYSICIAN EXTRAORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY

      London: For J. Johnson,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Dietician; Diet; 18th Century; Experiments, Medical; Science; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xxxi, 190, [4], [2], [4] pages; Recent calf and marbled boards, raised bands, leather spine label, (i) iv, vii-xxxi and 190 (iv) pages including half-title, 3 folded engraved plates at rear with two leaves of explanations, 4 pages of publisher's titles at rear. Covers fine, text tight, minor aging and foxing, last few leaves with brief old stains, plates more heavily stained but still complete. Blake, page 431. Nicely restored copy of very scarce work, one of the first on dietary studies. Stark (1741? -1770) obtained his medical degree in 1769, and immediately undertook a series of self-subject dietary experiments. The first, just bread and water, lasted for 31 days; he retained that regimen while slowing adding other foods one at a time, including olive oil, milk, roast goose, boiled beef, fat, figs, and veal. A modern dietician would immediately recognize the inherent imbalance of this diet; Stark learned the hard way when he recorded that after two months his gums were red and swollen and prone to bleeding. Stark had given himself scurvy which led to his early death at age twenty-nine. .

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

      Berlin, Nicolai 1788. 20 cm. (36), 236 (irrig 234 S.) mit 1 Kupfertafel. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Engelmann, Mechan. 303 - Ferchl 443 (engl. EA) - Raabe, Nicolai 391 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Beschreibt neue Braumethoden und das von Richardson erfundene Saccharometer zur Messung der Bierwürze. Einband Schabspuren, erste Hälfte teils wasserfleckig, das Inhaltsverzeichnis, das mit dem letzten Bogen geliefert wurde, ist zusammen mit der Buchbinderanweisung im letzen Bogen am Ende des Buches eingebunden. -

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        Anleitung für Bibliothekare und Archivare.

      (I)-II. Ulm, auf Kosten der Stettinischen Buchhandlung, 1788-91. 8:o. XI,(1),364 + (10),390 s. Samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggskinnet ytligt nött och delar av guldorneringen bortnött liksom även pärmpappret på främre pärmen. Bra inlaga med endast enstaka obetydliga småfläckar. Med Carl Joh. Fants namnteckning daterad Uppsala 1830 och J. O. Wedbergs exlibris

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        Description Historique et Geographique De L'inde ( Volume 3 Only )

      Pierre Bourdeaux, Berlin 1788 - Volume 3 only, in 2 parts, collation, lxxxiv,256,viii[2]240,16,[4]pp, 10 folding plates, of which 3 are partially coloured, 6 single page plates, ( possibly lacking 1 plate ). Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt rule lines on boards. Calf heavily rubbed,worn, lacking title label, hinge joints split, but boards still attached. Generally, binding in good condition. Internally, a few short closed minor tears to plates. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. Internally a very nice clean copy, in a worn full calf binding. A7

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        Karte von Ireland

      Vienna 1788 - Size : 656x570 (mm), 25.75x22.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        A JOURNAL OF THE LIFE, TRAVELS, AND LABOURS IN THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY, OF JOHN GRIFFITH.

      - Pp. [ii]+iv+428(last advertisement); handsomely rebound in dark brown calf, the spine decorated in gilt between raised bands, with gilt lettered red leather title label, the boards featuring a central black rectangular panel with corner ornaments; later endpapers; early inked inscriptions (one dated 1788) on the two preliminary blanks and at head of title page, several marginal damp stains (occasionally extending into text), a few small edge chips, scattered foxing; James Phillips, London, 1779. First edition. Sabin 28825. *John Griffith (1713-1776) was born in Wales but raised mainly in Pennsylvania, where he joined the Society of Friends and became an energetic worker for the Quaker cause. He returned to England in 1748, and eventually settled at Chelsmford, Essex. His journal, published posthumously, includes accounts of his travels in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neueste Reisen durch Frankreich vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Naturgeschichte, Oekonomie, Manufakturen und Werke der Kunst. In: Sammlung der besten Reisebeschreibungen, Bde. 23 - 25

      Brünn, Trassler 1788 - 1789.. 3 Bände. 814, 779, 562 S., 45 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Berieben und bestoßen, Decken fleckig. Tls. fleckig. Der erste Tl. mit Fehlstelle am Rücken. Insgesamt gebrauchsspurig. Mit modernem Exlibris.

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        Generalkarte von Nordamerika sant den Westindischen Inseln

      Vienna: 1788. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, on four unjoined sheets, with full natural margins, in excellent condition. Sheet size of each 24 1/3 x 33 inches. A finely engraved monumental map of North America depicted shortly after the American Revolution, by a great Austrian cartographer. This is one of the largest depictions of North America made during the eighteenth-century. Schrämbl, who was by then one of Austria's most prominent cartographers, directly based this work on the map by Thomas Pownall. Pownall, a British MP, and formerly the governor of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, first produced this map in 1777. Schrämbl based his work on Pownall's 1783 second state, which showcases the former thirteen colonies as the newly independent United States of America. It was included as one of the principal maps of his grand work, the Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas. The immense scope of Schrämbl map's takes in all of the territory from James Bay, all the way down into the Spanish Main of South America. The map shows the newly independent American republic to be a small nation hugging the Atlantic seaboard, while the vast lands of the Ohio and Mississippi basins are shown to be largely uninhabited. The map covers all regions in great geographic detail. One of the most attractive features of the map is its pictorial representation of Native American villages, trading posts, mines and other features. Mexico, Central America, and the broad chain of the West Indian archipelago are also elegantly portrayed. The map features two fascinating cartographic insets; the first of which depicts Hudson's Bay and the Canadian Arctic; the latter supposedly containing the entrance to the purported Northwest Passage. The second inset features the head of the Sea of Cortes in the southwest, evincing Father Eusabio Kino's declaration that California is not an island, based on his exploration of the area from 1698 to 1701. This elegant compostion is further embellished by a large cartouche of rocaille ornamentation. Cf. Kohlmaier, Ursula, Der Verlag Franz Anton Schrämbl (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Vienna, 2001); McCorckle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 788.6

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        THE AMERICAN MUSEUM: OR REPOSITORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN FUGITIVE PIECES, &C PROSE AND POETICAL. VOLUME IV

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Small hole on one leaf with loss of a few words; another leaf with clean tear and no loss. Light browning throughout. The G signature for Issue Two is duplicated at Issue Four with the resulting loss of the G signature for the latter issue. Front cover holding by two cords with the front edge darkened as is the spine. The leather is dry but has been treated and is now stable. Good to Very Good overall. Octavo (5" x 8-3/8") bound in contemporary tree calf with a gilt-lettered burgundy morocco spine label. Includes the July - December 1788 issues of this, one of the most important miscellaneous magazines of the eighteenth century. The subscriber's list includes George Washington and many of the important figures in early American history. Contains much related to the new country including the Bill of Rights, Constitutional Amendments, and the various states' ratification of the Constitution. Also articles on slavery and other matters. Early bookplate of the Library of the German Society on the front pastedown over two other early bookplates, one apparently another Philadelphia institution and the other a mystery; early ink library numbers on the front endpaper.

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        Principia systematis chirurgiae hodiernae in usum publicum et privatum adornata (exemplaire du Dr. Denuce)

      Chr. Gottlob Proft. 1788 Deux volumes reliés demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse, pièce de titre rouge, XL-687 [1] pages et XXIV [1]-700-[12] pages. Bien complet des deux vignettes. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. 8vo. xl, 687, [1]; xxiv, 700, [12] pp. Each volume with engraved vignette titles. First edition of this celebrated work of surgery, considered by Hirsch as the outstanding medical textbook in Europe and the most comprehensive book on operative surgery of its time. This work is encyclopedic in scope and covers virtually every subject and procedure known, including cancers of the breast and testicles, the use of electricity in surgery, the origins and treatments of pain, and of special interest, a section on the nature of epilepsy. Les coiffes sont légèrement émoussées sans manques aucun et deux coins un peu cornés. Quelques rousseurs éparses légères Bon exemplaires, couvertures rigides. Editions originales

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

      London:. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. 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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        The English Art of Cookery, According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, On a Plan Entirely New; Consisting of Thirty-Eight Chapters, Containing, Proper Directions for Marketing, and Trussing of Poultry, etc. etc. With Bills of Fare for Every Month in the Year, Neatly and correctly engraved on TWELVE COPPER PLATES.

      Printed for G. J. and J. Robinson Pater-Noster Row. London First edition. 8vo 1788 - pp. iv, xx, 656. 12 engraved plates. Contemporary sheep newly rebacked, single pin-hole worm trace in the lower corner of the first 29 leaves, the same in the upper corner of the last 94 leaves, the final few leaves with a fine trace of worming in the fore-edge margin, occasional foxing, overall a very good copy, the worming quite unobtrusive. *With this ink inscription on the front paste-down - 'The Gift of Mrs. Wilkinson of Plas Grono to Mary Peters of Minera July Anno Domini 1804'. The donor was most likely the wife of JOHN WILKINSON (1728 - 1808), a pioneer of the modern, mechanized iron trade. He was born at Clifton, Cumbria, in 1728, educated at the Dissenting Academy of Caleb Rotherham at Kendal and worked with his father Isaac, in the family iron-works, from c.1748. He subsequently moved to the Midlands and established his own iron-works. In 1753 his father took a lease of the Bersham, Wrexham, furnace and with his wife and younger children took residence at Plas Grono, on the Erthig estate. John Wilkinson returned to the family enterprise and went to live in Wrexham. Using ironstone from Llwyn Einion and coal from Ponciau , the firm made all manner of iron goods. Isaac failed (c. 1761), and with John at the head of the new firm, New Bersham Co., became the leading manufacturer of ordnance for the Government [See National Library of Wales, Dictionary of Biography]. The recipient, Mary Peters, is not known, but Minera, near Mold, was the site of lead-mining activity - John Wilkinson was unsuccessful in his attempts to re-open the Minera lead-mines. ESTC gives four UK locations and 3 in the USA.

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        THE DANCES OF DEATH Through the Various Stages of Human Life; Wherein the Capriciousness of That Tyrant is Exhibited in Farty six Copper Plates; Done from the Original Designs Which Were Cut in Wood and Afterwards Painted By John Holbein

      1788: W.DARLING, ADVOCATES CLOSE The Dances of Death, Through the Various Stages of Human Life. Wherein the Capriciousness of That Tyrant is Exhibited in Forty-six Copperplates, done from the Original Designs which Were Cut in Wood, and Afterwards Painted By John Holbein..... Edinburgh. Printed By W. Darling, Advocates Close, 1788. First Deuchars Edition. 8vo. [4], 46pp. With frontispiece portrait of Deuchars, portrait of Holbein, extra-engraved French title, and 48 etchings FOR A TOTAL OF 51 ETCHING. NOT EVEN ANOTHER ONE AVAIALBLE. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with original spine and a new morocco lettering-piece laid down. Rubbed, with loss to corners. Hinges reinforced with buckram. Bookplate of Lieutenant General William Thornton M.P. to FEP. Sporadic marking and heavy foxing to text, with some offsetting to plates. Marginal paper repair to leaf D1. The first Deuchars edition of this classic of European medieval macabre, which rather disingenuously references the original illustrations of Hans Holbein as inspiration and source. David Deuchars (1743-1808), Goldsmith, seal engraved and amateur etcher produced this suite of 48 etchings without reference to the originals; 30 are copied from Wenceslaus Hollar's small suite of 1651, and 17 of the remainder from Hollar's own inspiration, Arnold Birckmann's woodcuts featuring in the 1551 edition. The French extra-engraved title is a copy of that present in the 1780 Mechel edition, altered to read 'D. Deuchar], is mistakenly dated 1786. The work would be entirely devoid of originality were it not for the frontispiece self-portrait and a likeness of Holbein that follows it. Known in two variants, with and without a nambed publisher to the imprint; this signed W. Darling is much rarer (meaning the name of the publisher on the title page) , with ESTC locating only two copies (BL and NLS).. FIRST DEUCHAR EDITION. Full-Leather. Very Good. Illus. by HANS (JOHN) HOLBEIN. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Théatre du monde.

      Chez Defer de Maisonneuve 1788 - - Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, A Paris _1788, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20cm), 335pp. et 352pp. et 360pp. et 374pp., relié. - Réimpression de l'édition de 1775, illustrée de 20 belles figures par Moreau le Jeune et Marillier, gravées par De Longueil, Née. Plein Veau racinée d'époque. Dos lisse joliment orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rose et detomaison en maroquin noir. Manques en coiffe de tête du tome IV. 4 coins émoussés. Agréable compilation de textes tirés des auteurs de l'Antiquité et d'auteurs médiévaux et modernes, illustrant les vices et les vertus par des récits. Elle permet de prendre connaissance de textes oubliés de Diodore de Sicile, Pline. et de textes historiques du Moyen-âge. Très éducatif et tout à fait plaisant à la lecture. Livres à Figures 335pp. et 352pp. et 360pp. et 374pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Hunter

      London: Published by William Sharp, No. 8 Charles Street, Jan. 1, 1788. Copper engraving. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on all sides. Slight paper discolouration due to sunning where a matt was in place. Two small skillfully mended tears on right and left margins. Laid on to archival backing paper for support. Image size: 16 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches. 19 13/16 x 14 7/8 inches. This is a lovely impression of the most famous portrait of John Hunter, one of the three greatest surgeons in medical history. John Hunter is considered, with Ambroise Paré and Joseph Lister, as one of the three greatest surgeons of all time. After studying medicine, he spent the next twenty- five years as an anatomy and surgery instructor at St. Georges Hospital. It was here that Edward Jenner, the discoverer of vaccination, became one of his most prized students. He also served as a surgeon with the British army during the Seven Years' War. Hunter is credited with having raised English surgery from a mere "technical trade", to a skilled medical art. He rejected academic speculation and insisted on experimentation and direct observation. Hunter's most famous expression "Don't think, try", is an expression of this basic tenet. In addition to his medical achievements, Hunter was a prolific writer. He wrote important works on teeth (he coined the terms cuspids, bicuspids, molars, and incisors), sexually transmitted disease, and inflammation. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 2

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        Méchanique Analitique

      Paris: chez la Veuve Desaint, 1788 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (256x200 mm). xii, 512 pp., including the half title. Contemporary French mottled calf, blue edges, spine gilt (minor wear to extremities, boards lightly scatched), end papers glue stained at outer margins, interior clean and virtually unspotted. A next to pristine copy of this important work. ----- Dibner 112; Horblit 61; Norman 1257; Sparrow 120; Honeyman 1880; En Francais dans le texte 179. - FIRST EDITION OF LAGRANGE'S FOUNDATION WORK ON ANALYTICAL MECHANICS. Lagrange's masterpiece was an extension on Newton's work on mechanics. In it he moulded theoretical mechanics into a system from which fundamental equations describing the motions of any systems of bodies could be derived. To achieve this Lagrange combined the principle of virtual velocities with d'Alembert's principle. He thereby set down the principle of virtual velocities as applied to mechanics. In his preface, Lagrange draws attention to the absence of diagrams in the book, which he believed the lucidity of his own presentation had rendered superfluous. "With the appearance of the Mechanique Analitique in 1788, Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mechanics and the art of solving problems in that field to general formulas, the mere development of which would yield all the equations necessary for the solution of every problem... [it] united and presented from a single point of view the various principles of mechanics, demonstrated their connection and mutual dependence, and made it possible to judge their validity and scope" (DSB)..

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        RECHERCHES HISTORIQUES ET POLITIQUES SUR LES ETATS-UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE...PAR UN CITOYEN DE VIRGINIE

      Paris. 1788.. Four volumes. Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Head of spine on second volume slightly chipped. Some occasional light foxing. A very good set. The author emigrated to America from Italy in 1773 to introduce the cultivation of grapes and olives to the United States. He became a neighbor of Jefferson in Virginia, settling near Monticello at Jefferson's request, and this association led to their long friendship and the author's acquaintance with Franklin and Adams. A staunch Republican, he took an active roll in the Independence movement. In this work Mazzei outlines the history of the American colonies, the causes of the Revolution, and the economy and government of the United States. Also discussed are Indians, slavery, emigration, and the Society of the Cincinnati. An important work which Dumas Malone characterizes as "probably the most reliable of all the works of the period on the United States." Jefferson aided Mazzei in the compilation of the work while acting as American minister in Paris. HOWES M456. SABIN 47206. MALONE, THOMAS JEFFERSON II, pp.109-10.

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        A Dissertation on the Influence of the Passions Upon the Disorders of the Body. Being the Essay to which the Fothergillian Medal was adjudged

      London: Printed for C. Dilly in the Poultry; and J. Phillips, 1788. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Uncommon First Edition. William Falconer (1744-1824) was an English physician who was a frequent contributor of papers to learned societies on a range of medical subjects. He wrote on such topics as bath waters, nephritis, fevers, gout, and the influence of climate. This work was the first psychiatric prize essay awarded the Fothergillian Medal in 1787 by the Medical Society of London. Bound in contemporary mottled goatskin, with gilt ruled panels, raised spine bands, and embossed compartmental fleurons, with red leather spine label. Embossed library stamp to the title page and one internal page. There is light foxing throughout, and a few pages are neatly repaired at the gutters, else a handsome copy. 105 pages plus advertisements. MED/051612.

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        Marcus Herz Über Die Frühe Beerdigung Der Juden: an Die Herausgeber Des Hebräischen Sammlers

      Berlin; Bey Christian Friedrich Voss Und Sohn. 1788. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 60 pages. 21 cm. In German, with some French and Hebrew. Revised and enlarged from the 1787 1st edition. Engraving on title page by L. W. Chodowiecki. In original paper wrappers, printed on fine paper. Title translates as: “Marcus Herz on the Early Burial of the Jews: To the Editor of the Hebrew Collector. ” Hame’assef (Hebrew: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ; literally "the collector") , first Hebrew organ of the Haskalah. Founded in 1783 in Koenigsberg by pupils of Moses Mendelssohn, Hame'assef was devoted to the education of youth, the increased use of the Hebrew language, and raising the general cultural level of the people. Although the organ was planned as a monthly, it actually appeared as a quarterly whose numbers were collected into annual volumes. The first three volumes were published in Koenigsberg from 1783 to 1786; the next three in Berlin, 1788–90; four issues of the seventh volume in Breslau, 1794–97; and three volumes of the renewed Hame'assef in Berlin, Altona, and Dessau (1809–11) , after which it ceased publication. “Marcus Herz (1747–1803) , German physician and philosopher. Herz was born in Berlin, where his father was a Torah scribe. At the age of 15, Herz left for Koenigsberg, where he worked as a clerk. He attended lectures at the University of Koenigsberg from 1766 but had to stop in 1770 because of his financial situation. He became friendly with Immanuel Kant, who asked him to serve as his "advocate" on the occasion of his submitting his dissertation. In his book Betrachtungen aus der spekulativen Weltweishei (1771) Herz formulated his interpretation of Kant's views. In 1770 Herz returned to Berlin, where he joined Moses Mendelssohn 's circle. Supported by David Friedlander, he completed his medical studies at Halle. In 1774 he was appointed physician at the Berlin Jewish Hospital and was reputed to be one of the best doctors of his time. He married Henriette De Lemons from a Portuguese Jewish family from Hamburg. She was a social leader who gathered at her salon some of the most prominent intellectual figures in Berlin of her time and was known for her intellect. In 1777 Herz started lecturing in his home on philosophy and experimental physics. These lectures were attended by important persons, including members of the royal family, among them the future Frederick William III. In 1787 the king of Prussia bestowed the title of "professor" on Herz with the right to receive an income for life. Kant corresponded with Herz for many years, and these letters are of great importance for understanding both the development of Kant's views before the publication of Critique of Pure Reason in 1781 and the relationship between Kant and Salomon Maimon. Herz published several essays on philosophy and on the human soul. His Versuch ueber den Geschmack und die Ursachen seiner Verschiedenheit (1776) developed the conception of perfect beauty (in the spirit of Winckelmanns) . In 1786 Herz published his Versuch der Kuenste. In 1786 he published his Versuch ueber den Schwindel, and in 1777–84 his Briefe an Aerzte. At Mendelsshon's request he translated from English into German Vindiciae Juaeorum, a defense of Judaism by Manasseh Ben Israel. In his work Freimuetige Kaffeegesprache zweier juedischer Zuschauerinnen ueber Juden Pinkus (1772) , Herz criticized the self-hatred found among Jews. He also wrote, at the request of the editor of Ha-Me'assef, a pamphlet in which he argued against quick burial, the traditional custom among Jews. He was for a long time the unknown translator of the so-called "Prayer of the Jewish Physician, " attributed to Maimonides, from Hebrew into German. ” Subjects: Burial laws (Jewish law) . Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies. Burial, Premature. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Light foxing to wraps, with some tears along backstrip. Light soiling to title page. Edges of pages lightly bumped. Pages exceedingly clean and fresh, owing to the fine quality paper and preservation. Very good condition. (GER-40-1) .

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        Vaterlandschronik [ab 1790: Chronik]

      Stgt., Vlg. d. Kaiserl. Reichspostamtes 1788-1791.. 6 Bde. 1. Bd.: Jänner-Juni 1788 (Nr. I.-LII). 2. Bd.: Juli -Dezember 1788 (Nr. LIII.-C) u. Kunstblat zur Vaterlandschronik Nr. I, II. 3. Bd.: Juli-Dezember 1789 (Nr. LIII -CIV. 4. Bd.: Juli-Dezember 1790 (Nr. 54.-105). -5. Bd.: Jänner-Juni 1791 (Nr. 1.- 51). 6. Bd.: Juli-Dezember (Nr. 52-104). 8°. 420; Tit., 421-818, [28 S. Kunstblatt zur Vaterlandschronik, 6 doppelblgr. S. m. Notenbeispielen], (3) 434-908; (3) 459-892; 1-424 S.; (3) 425-852 S. Kart d. Zt. Mit hs. Rückentit., Bd. 3 m. Brandloch u. geringem Textverlust. 1 Vorderdeckel gelockert. 1 Titelbl. fehlt. H. G. Klein in Fischer, Dt. Zeitschr. 103 ff. - Die "Deutsche Chronik" erschien unter wechselnden Namen von 1774-1793 und wurde mit ener zehnjährigen haftbedingten Unterbrechung Schubarts (1777-1787) bis zu seinem Tode alleine verfaßt und herausgegeben. Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (1739-1791), Dichter, Organist (in Ludwigsburg), Komponist und Journalist erlangte historische Bedeutung durch seine scharf formulierten sozialkritischen Schriften, mit denen er die absolutistische Herrschaft und deren Dekadenz im damaligen Herzogtum Württemberg öffentlich anprangerte. Hochinteressant ist besonders die in dieser Zeitschrift dargestelle Entwicklung der Französischen Revolution.

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        THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY, FOR PROMOTING THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY, AND THE RELIEF OF FREE NEGROES, UNLAWFULLY HELD IN BONDAGE. BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1774, AND ENLARGED ON THE TWENTY-THIRD OF APRIL, 1787. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA, FOR THE GRADUAL ABOLITION OF SLAVERY

      Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Bailey, 1788.. 29pp. Later plain gray wrappers. Scattered foxing on wrappers. Light occasional foxing. Else very good, with the bookplate of noted Americanist Michael Zinman on verso of front wrapper. This edition follows and enlarges upon the constitution of the Society as published in 1787. The Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, was founded in 1774 by Anthony Benezet, and most of its members were Quakers. The officers of the Society included Benjamin Franklin as president, Benjamin Rush and Tench Coxe as secretaries, and Thomas Paine serving as clerk of the General Assembly. Franklin and Rush helped write the Society's constitution. Following the Society's constitution and list of officers, the present pamphlet reprints a series of acts governing slavery in Pennsylvania. These include "An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery"; "An Act to give Relief to certain Persons taking Refuge in this State, with respect to their slaves"; and an additional act of March 1788 amending the original act for gradual abolition. This last act is prefixed by a report of the committee of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. In 1788, as a result of petitions from the Society, the Pennsylvania legislature amended the gradual abolition act of 1780, prohibiting the transportation of slave children or pregnant women out of Pennsylvania, making it illegal to build, outfit, or issue slave ships from Philadelphia, and imposing heavier fines for the kidnapping of slaves. EVANS 21381. NAIP w030522. DUMOND, p.91.

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        Essai sur le Phlogistique, et Sur la Constitution des Acides, Traduit de l'Anglois de M. Kirwan; Avec des Notes de MM. de Morveau, Lavoisier, de la Place, Monge, Berthollet, & de Fourcroy

      Paris: Rue et Hôtel Serpente, 1788. First Edition. Very Good. xii, 344, [4] p.; 20 cm. Signatures: [pi]2 a4 A-X8 Y6 (8vo). Contemporary full tree calf with five spine compartments between gilt-tooled decoration. Red morocco label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title: Essais sur le Phlogist. Gilt-tooled decorative border on each board. Blind-tooled decoration on board edges. Marbled endpapers with a horizontal combed pattern. Woodcut title vignette, and head and tail pieces. Includes errata. Blank leaf following front free endpaper bears inscription dated 16 Sept. 1805 (30 Fructidor an treize) indicating that this was a prize book awarded to Louis Cornelissen, a student at Ecole de Medecine a' Gand, Departement de l'Escaut, by Professor of Chemistry P. Beyts. A translation into French by Madame Lavoisier of Richard Kirwan's Essay on Phlogiston, and the Constitution of Acids. Kirwan defended the theory of phlogiston (a now disproved scientific theory that had posited the existence of an element called "phlogiston," which was released during combustion). References: Duveen & Klickstein, no. 243; Cole, 721; Ferguson, p. 472. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed, in particular front joint; front board scraped; slight loss of leather at ends of spine; light foxing on first and last leaves; otherwise clean and bright.

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        Ueber geheime Gesellschaften, aus dem Französischen des Herrn Grafen (Josef Niklas) von Windischgrätz, mit Anmerkungen des Uebersetzers

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, (d. i. Nürnberg, Felßecker), 1788.. 126 S. Umschlag im Stil d. Zt. Wolfstieg 42784; Fromm 27347. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe und einzige mit den Anmerkungen von Adam Weishaupt. Graf Windischgrätz (1744-1802), Reichshofrat, 1770 auch Kämmerer Marie Antoinettes, war in seiner Jugend mit Joseph II. befreundet, lehnte später aber dessen Reformvorhaben grundsätzlich ab und mied den Kontakt zum Hof. Als Franz II. alle geheimen Gesellschaften verbot, machte der Graf dem Staat eine Schenkung von 30.000 Gulden. "Als philosophischer Schriftsteller bedauerte [er] den Ausbruch und den verderblichen Gang der französischen Revolution, allein er erkannte in ihr größtentheils eine Folge der Schwäche und Sittenlosigkeit der Bourbonen und der höheren Gesellschaftskreise Frankreichs ... Eine Aufforderung, für den Krieg gegen Frankreich zu spenden, lehnte er ab, zahlte aber für die gesammten Unterthanen seiner böhmischen Herrschaften den ausgeschriebenen Kriegszuschlag" (Wurzbach LVII S.60 f.). Der Graf stand in brieflichem Kontakt mit Kant und Condorcet. Epstein, Ursprünge des Konservativismus, S. 119 nennt ihn einen "frühen Verfechter der `Verschwörungstheorie`". Der Übersetzer Weishaupt, der Gründer des Illuminatenordens, bescheinigt dem Verfasser "edle Denkungsart" und hält die Begründung seiner Kritik für so relevant, dass er auf den Seiten 85 ff. detailliert darauf eingeht. Dazu liefert Weishaupt einen Beitrag zur Geschichte der geheimen Gesellschaften, in dem er den bis dahin unbekannten Gründungsaufruf einer Geheimgesellschaft aus früherer Zeit mitteilt. - Gutes Exemplar!

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        Les cinquante deux tableaux representant les faits les plus célebres du vieux et du nouveaux testament peints à freaques per Raphael d'Urbin aux voutes des galeries du Vatican gravés en taille douce par Secondo Bianchi

      chez Jean Scudellari,, A Rome, 1788 - Cm. 26,5 x 40, frontespizio, dedica, ritratto di Raffaello + 52 tavole. Legatura ottocentesca in percallina. Qualche rifioritura a rade tracce d'uso, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Interessante raccolta di tavole incise in rame da Secondo Bianchi che riproducono affreschi di Raffaello dipinti sulle volte delle Gallerie vaticane: vi sono narrati gli avvenimenti più famosi del Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento. Cfr. Benezit II, p. 279: "Secondo Bianchi, graveur, actif à Rome aux XVIII e XIX siecles. On lui doit un certain nombre de gravures de reproduction, notamment une suite des Apotres ainsi que la serie des Costumes de Naples, executes pour la fabrique de porcelaine de Capodimonte".

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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. 1st Edition in this form. 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.

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        STRICTURES ON FEMALE EDUCATION: Chiefly as it Relates to the Culture of the Heart in Four Essays.

      First Edition. T. Cadell. (1788).. pp152. 8vo. With half title and end papers. Bookplate, inscription, some slight browning to end papers. A beautiful copy in contemporary tree calf, gilt panelled boards and spine. With the Armorial Bookplate of John Sneyd. Not in Rothschild. Not in the British Library catalogue. No copy through auction in 25 years In `Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature' Volume V. The only edition. Extremely Rare. US$0

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        Londres et ses environs, ou guide des voyageurs, curiex et amateurs dans cette partie de l'angleterre,

      Paris, Buisson 1788.. 2 Bde. Titelbl., 1 Bl., 372 S.; Titelbl., 1 Bl., 323 (5) S. Mit 9 mehrf. gef. Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Erste Bll. in Bd. 2 braunrandig. Rückensch. tlw. abgeblättert. EA Barbier II, 1341 f.; Cox III, 102 - Mit einer Karte von Großbritannien. Die schönen gefalteten Kupfer zeigen Westminster und St. Paul's Cathedral, Börse, Hampton Court, Covent Garden, Windsor Castle etc.

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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.

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        Principles of Military Movements, Chiefly Applied to Infantry Illustrated By Manoeuvres of the Prussian Troops, and By an Outline of the British Campaigns in Germany During the War of 1757. Together with an Appendix, Containing a Practical, Ectetera

      London: T. Cadell, 1788. Collation, viii, 267[1]88,ii[1]pp, 25 folding engraved plates. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, gilt title lettering. Calf light rubbed, a few small abrasion wear marks, small section of loss to marble paper on top board, rubbed along hinge joints. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, a few pages, ( about 10 ) with minor staining to margin, 1 plate also has staining on margin. Pages and engravings in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy.A3 . First Edition. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Relectio extemporanea ad explanationem legis Pamphilo xxxix. D. de legatis, et fideicommissis III [bound with] Alegato que en la oposición a la catedra de prima de leyes de la Real Universidad de San Marcos de Lima

      Remarkably rare Limenian imprint, containing precious data for the history, intellectual and moral development of Peru. 1788. Lima. Typographia Orphanotrophi, Iannes de Deo Correa. In folio (294 mm x 203 mm). 27 ff. + 20 ff. Contemporary limp vellum, a little soiled, else fine. Remarkably clean and fresh copy. First edition of both texts. Baquijano y Carrillo studied at the Seminary in Lima, where he later taught. In 1793, when leaving for Spain, the Inquisitors recommended not to lose sight of him, in regards to his unusual talent for science, his daring and inclined spirit towards novelties in literature and his notoriously relaxed attitude. According to Medina, these imprints had never been recorded before and contain ?datos preciosos para la historia y desenvlviemiento intellectual y moral del Perú? [precious data for the history and intellectual and moral development of Peru] (Medina, Lima, 1503). Medina, Lima, 1602 & 1603 (different collation for the first work, Medina quotes 30 folios between title, notes & errata, but the work is apparently complete).

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        Biblia latino-germanica 1788 - Die Göttliche Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testamentes in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache durchaus mit Erklärungen nach dem Sinne der heiligen römisch-katholischen Kirche, der heiligen Kirchenväter, und der berühmtesten katholischen Schriftausleger nebst eignen Bemerkungen erläutert von Heinrich Braun

      Augsburg, Rieger 1788 -1797. 22 cm. 13 Bände. Insgesamt über 9000 Seiten mit 2 gestochenen Frontispizes von A. Mayr und J. Verhelst, 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel, 1 Vignette und 1 gefalteten Tabelle. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Darlow / Moule 4352 Anmerkung - LThK II, 527 - Erstausgabe. Vollständige Ausgabe des Braunschen Bibelwerks. Mit dem Alten Testament begann Braun erst 1789; die Bände 6-10 des Alten Testaments wurden aus dem Nachlaß herausgegeben. LThK weist nur die 10 Bände des Alten Testaments nach. Übersetzung, die auf der Vulgata und den Schriften der Kirchenväter und berühmter Schriftausleger beruht. "This, like other Roman Catholic versions of the period, is based on the Vulgata, but the original texts have not been neglected" (Darlow / Moule). "Pädagogisch ist er der bedeutendste Vertreter eines süddeutschen katholischen Philanthropinismus. Der Sprachverbesserung sollte auch seine deutsche Bibelübersetzung dienen" (LThK). Altes Testament: 10 Bände. Mit Frontispiz, 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel und 1 gestochenen Vignette. Kupfertafel: Lagerordnung der 12 Stämme. Band 10 mit Anhang von Laurentius Veith (Kanon der heiligen Schrift, Lesung der Bibel, Hermeneutik, etc.); Neues Testament: 3 Bände. Mit Frontispiz und 1 gefalteten Tabelle (Geschlechtstabelle Jesu). Berieben, teils bestoßen, vereinzelt Wurmspuren und Stockflecken, Stempel auf Titel, Neues Testament (3 Bände) abweichend gebunden - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        BORN, IGNAZ (EDLER von).

      Methode d'extraire les métaux parfaits des minérais et autres substances métalliques par le mercure. Wien, l'imprimerie de Gay, 1788. 4:o. (8),198,(2 blanka) s. & 21 utvikbara grav. plr. Svart hfrbd från mitten av 1800-talet med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och svagt rödstänkta snitt. Främre pärmen lite blekt upptill. Bra inlaga med endast några enstaka obetydliga småfläckar. Från Biby.. Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' library 13555. Översatt från "Über das Anquicken der gold- und silberhältigen Erze Rohsteine, Schwarzkupfer und Hüttenspeise" 1786. Planscherna graverade av J. Ziegler. Verket beskriver Borns (1742-91) nya betydelsefulla amalgeringsmetod. "Dictionary of scientific biography" skriver: "Born invented an amalgamation process for removing gold and silver from various ores. [...] The process was adopted in copper mines throughout Hungary, and Born was given a share of the savings occasioned by its use."

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        Untitled Decorative Medallion] [Pl. 33]

      - [London]: 1788. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition. 13 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches. 21 3/8 x 14 7/8 inches. 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.

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        Grammatica indostana a mais vulgar que se practica no imperio do gram Mogol: offerecida aos muitos reverendos padres missionarios do ditto imperio

      Estamperia da Sagrada Congregaça? de Propaganda Fide,, Rome 1788 - First edition, apparently reprinted at Lisbon in 1805. 8vo (190 × 125 mm), pp. 136, [2] (imprimatur). Woodcut ornament to title and elsewhere. Title and few other leaves lightly foxed, but generally clean. Nineteenth-century straight-grain green quarter morocco, spine gilt. Traces of old paper shelf labels to upper and lower covers. Slightly rubbed, further wear to lower corners. A good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT PETITION TO BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, SIGNED BY FRANKLIN AS PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, FROM PHILADELPHIA MERCHANTS JOSIAH WILLARD AND WILLIAM GIBBS, REGARDING A DEBT OWED THEM BY ONE WILLIAM TILTON OF PITTSBURGH]

      Philadelphia. Jan. 25, 1788.. [2]pp. on a folio sheet. Signed by Franklin on the bottom of the verso. Sheet lightly tanned, some greater darkening around the portion of Franklin's signature. Small strip of tissue along one of the vertical edges. Very good, in a half morocco box. An attractive example of Benjamin Franklin's signature from late in his life, when he served as President of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This document is signed by Franklin on the verso. Elected to the Council in October 1785 and chosen its president, this position made Franklin, in effect, the governor of Pennsylvania, and he held the position until October 1788. He signed this document in that official capacity in January 1788, some eight months before the end of his tenure - his last position of public office before his death in 1790. Franklin's signature appears at the conclusion of a petition to the Supreme Executive Council from two Philadelphians, who were owed a large sum of money by a merchant of Pittsburgh. The petition asserts that William Tilton, formerly a merchant of Philadelphia but now doing business in Pittsburgh, was indebted to Willard and Gibbs "in the sum of two hundred pounds & upwards." Tilton declared bankruptcy on January 25, 1788. Willard and Gibbs ask the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth to form a commission to investigate the matter, to inspect Tilton's "body, lands, tenements, freeholds, and customary goods" to determine the extent of his liquidity in order to pay his creditors. Such an action was stipulated by Pennsylvania statutes in cases of bankruptcy. Below the petition, in the hand of Franklin's grandson, William Temple Franklin, is a manuscript note creating a commission consisting of Richard Bache (Franklin's son- in-law), Mathew Clarkson, George Hughes, Peter Boynton, and David Lenox. The document has been signed by Franklin beside this authorization, in the lower right corner of the verso of the document: "B. Franklin Presd."

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        Staatsrecht deutscher Reichslande. Akademischen Vorlesungen gewidmet. Nebst einem Abdrucke der neuesten kaiserlichen Wahlkapitulation u. des westphälischen Friedens nach den Originalien des Reichsarchivs. Erster Theil (alles Erschienene)

      Mainz, Winkopp & Comp. 1788 - Enslin/Engelmann, Bibl. Juridica, 342/43; Kosch, Biograph. Staatshandbuch II, 1049; ADB XXIX, 316; vgl. Pütter II, 73. - Johann Richard von Roth (1749 - 1813) war Professor des Lehens- und Landesrechts, zuletzt Direktor des Schöffenappelationsgerichtes. Seine Schriften insbesondere zum Staatsrecht sind noch heute wertvoll. - Behandelt die reichsständische Landeshoheit im Ganzen, die Beilage enthält die Wahlkapitulation Kaiser Josephs II. und den Osnabrückischen Friede bzw.das Instrumentum pacis Osnabrugensis ; ein im Vorwort u. Inhaltsverzeichnis erwähnter zweiter Teil Von der reichsständischen Landeshoheit in ihren Theilen ist nicht mehr erschienen (vgl. dazu Enslin/Engelmann). Die hier abgedruckte Wahlkapitulation Kaiser Joseph II. ist die vorletzte Wahlkapitulation eines römisch-deutschen Kaisers vor der Auflösung des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nation. - Leicht stockfl. Bzw. gebräunt, sonst in schöner Erhaltung X Seiten, 6 Blätter, 137 Seiten; VI, 242 Seiten Halbleder der Zeit mit reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung u. zwei farbigen vergoldeten Rückenschilden, Rotschnitt, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GRAMMAR; AND PRESENT STATE OF THE SEVERAL KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD

      London: Charles Dilly. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1788. Eleventh Edition. Hardcover. 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. .

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        Les intrigues du cabinet des rats, apologue national, destiné à l'instruction de la jeunesse, & à l'amusement des vieillards

      Paris: Chez le Roi & la veuve Marchand, 1788. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.4"). Frontis., iv, 148 pp.; illus. Uncommon illustrated variant of the classic fable of Reynard the Fox, featuring a copper-engraved frontispiece and 21 headpiece vignettes — these being large for "headpieces" and sometimes somewhat "Sendakian" in style! The preface cites the pan-European nature of the tale, and notes that this version was translated from the German. WorldCat locates only three copies in the U.S. Brunet, IV, 1224; Cohen, Guide de l’amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siecle, 510–11; Lewine, Bibliography of eighteenth century art and illustrated books, 252. Later quarter oxblood morocco and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations; light wear to paper. Frontispiece mounted some time ago, title-page with short tear from lower margin, repaired; pages age-toned, with foxing and soiling/staining in various degrees throughout; despite flaws, a charmer. Uncut copy.

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