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        An ACCOUNT Of The TRIGONOMETRICAL OPERATION, WHEREBY The DISTANCE BETWEEN The MERIDIANS Of The OBSERVATORIES Of GREENWICH And PARIS Has Been DETERMINED

      [London]:. [1790].. 4to: A^2 B - X^4. X4 blank. 11" x 8-7/8". 1st separate edition. 162 pp.. Period pale green paper wrappers with paper title label to spine. Housed in a handsome quater-calf clamshell case.. Lower corner lacking from front wrapper. Spine paper perished at. ends. Usual bit of foxing & soiling. Withal, a VG copy in a Fine. case.. Roy was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian, whose use of scientific advancements and accurate mathematical formulas paved the way for modern geodesic surveying. His tenure and his work are the dividing line between older, approximate mappings and newer, highly accurate ones in Britain. He is cited repeatedly in early nineteenth century mathematics textbooks for his use of spherical trigonometry in surveying. Early twentieth century technical books on modern surveying and geodesy include Roy's work as the historical starting point for the modern profession. In 1783-84 he conducted observations to determine the relative positions of the French and English royal observatories. In 1784 he measured a base-line for that purpose between Hampton and Heathrow, the germ of all subsequent surveys of the United Kingdom, for which in 1785 the Royal Society awarded him the Copley medal. Roy's measurements (not fully utilised until 1787, when the Paris and Greenwich observatories were properly connected) form the basis of the topographical survey of Middlesex, Surrey, Kent and Sussex. [Wiki]. It is this latter which is herein documented. . Illustrated with 11 inserted copperplate engravings & 4 folding tables. Head- tailpieces.

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        Recherches sur les costumes et sur les theatres de toutes les nations, tant anciennes que modernes ... avec des estampes en couleur et au lavis, dessinees par m. chery, et gravees par m. alix. a paris, chez drouhin, 1790.

      Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 25, pp. (4) 150 + (2) d'errata; (2) 183 (2). Con 55 tavole fuori testo di cui 45 a colori. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa e cartonato rigido uniforme con piccole punte. Dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Belle sguardie colorate. Qualche trascurabile macchietta; esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale (una ristampa apparve nei primi dell'800 accresciuto di un ritratto dell'autore) di questo classico figurato settecentesco sul costume teatrale. Cfr. Colas 717; Cohen-De Ricci 227.

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        NAVIGATION AND MATHEMATICS (spine title)

      1790. An Attractively Illustrated ManuscriptCompendium of Mathematics and Navigation 371 x 264 mm (14 5/8 x 10 3/8"). 440 pp. Single column, approximately 29 lines per page, in an extremely neat, very legible cursive hand. Probably contemporary marbled boards, recently and expertly rebacked to style, thick raised bands embellished with and flanked by decorative gilt, gilt spine panels with large central fleuron. VERY ATTRACTIVELY ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with numerous diagrams (two of them full-page), five hand-colored maps (four of them full-page), and 16 large and attractive vignettes at the beginning of chapters depicting English cottages and farms, castle ruins, and ships at sea.Paper boards a little soiled and chafed, upper cover with paper rubbed away in a one-inch patch and in three smaller spots, but the binding very carefully restored, entirely solid, and especially pleasing. One leaf with straight vertical surface crack almost the length of the page near inner margin (with a reinforcing paper strip on blank verso mending it but also causing faint darkening from glue), another leaf with superficial four-inch cut of no consequence (probably from pen nib)--the text undisturbed in both cases--occasional very minor smudges or offsetting, other trivial imperfections, but IN FINE CONDITION INTERNALLY nevertheless, the leaves remarkably fresh, clean, and smooth. This is a very attractively illustrated compendium of mathematical knowledge and navigational skills that would be necessary for an officer in the Royal Navy. It is quite similar to a manuscript in the special collections of the Nimitz Library at the U. S. Naval Academy, which was a textbook or teacher's manual from the Royal Accademy at Gosport, founded in 1791 by William Burney as a preparatory school for young gentlemen wishing to join the naval, military and diplomatic services. Burney, who had an M. A. in mathematics, edited the 1815 revision of Falconer's "Marine Dictionary" and authored two books on the British navy. Like other maritime manscripts of this sort, the volume covers arithmetic, geometry, plane trigonometry, geography, navigation (at nearly 100 pages, by far the longest section), spherics, spherical trigonometry, astronomy, latitude, longitude, and marine surveying. There is also a section entitled "Days Work," which is an account of a voyage aboard the HMS Resolution in June of 1795. Much of the text is transcribed from standard works of the day, including James Atkinson's "Epitome of the Art of Navigation," Charles Vyse's "The Tutor's Guide," and George Fisher's "Arithmetick." The plane charts were probably copied from Edward Wright's "Certaine Errors in Navigation." The maps include charts of the eastern North Atlantic from Iceland to West Africa, Palmerston Island (discovered by Cook in the South Pacific), and the peninsula of Kamchatka. There are also watercolor charts of small lakes for use in textbook examples. This is an extremely attractive volume: the text is in a fluid, elegant, regular hand, and both the maps and the pen and ink drawings are carefully done, being highlighted especially by subtle shading. Their subjects of the drawings veer between ships in full sail and the quiet life in the English countryside that the sailors have left behind.

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        Description historique de l'italie, en forme de dictionnaire... par m. de l.m. de l'academie de s.luc a' rome. a avignon, chez chambeau, 1790.

      Due volumi di cm. 18,5, pp. viii, 384; (4) 404. Bell'antiporta allegorica al primo volume, una carta geografica dell'Italia più volte ripiegata (incisa da Bourgoin) e 40 tavole fuori testo, molte delle quali ripiegate. Il tutto nitidamente inciso in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura di poco posteriore in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con filetti e titoli in oro su tasselli. Esemplare assolutamente perfetto, come è raro per opere di questo genere. Manca a Barbier e Melzi; Cfr. Cremonini 77a; Fossati-Bellani, 394 e Olschki (202): ""Dizionario tuttora utile per le molte notizie che contiene. Inizia da Abano e termina a Zaccarello"".

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        NEW ENGLAND FARMER; OR, GEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY

      1790. DEANE, Samuel. THE NEW-ENGLAND FARMER; OR, GEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY: CONTAINING A COMPENDIOUS ACCOUNT OF THE WAYS AND METHODS OF HUSBANDRY, IN ALL ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES, IS, OR MAY BE, PRACTISED TO THE GREATEST ADVANTAGE IN THIS COUNTRY. Worcester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas, 1790. First edition. Octavo. viii,335 pp. Text, which is printed in double columns, has light to moderate foxing throughout. Contemporary ink ownership ("Hook, 1797") on t.p. Worn, contemporary full-leather binding which is scuffed and rubbed all over, lacking spine label, with shallow loss at crown, and has cracked joints - though boards are still attached by sewing cords. This encyclopedic work, the first of its kind in the United States, contains the results of Deane's own experience as a farmer in Gorham, ME, and reveals his wide acquaintance with the observations and experience of other American authors. (D.A.B., Sabin 19056).

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        Opusculins de l'an premier de la liberté. [Bound together:] La France libre, Quatrieme Édition; Discourse de la Lanterne aux Parisiens, Troisieme Édition; Réplique aux deux Mémoires des sieurs leleu, Insignes Menuiers de Corbeil, En Présence de M. Necker; Réplique aux deux Mémoires des Sieurs Éloi & Dominique-César Leleu, infignes Meuniers de Corbeil, En Présence de M. Necker; Réclamation en Faveur de Mis. De Saint_Huruge.

      Paris, Chez Garnéry, (1790). 8vo. Bound uncut with broard margins in a nice later half calf with richly gilt spine. Engraved frontispiece depicting a man holder a speech (Discourse de la lantern aux Parisiens, le Procureur Général portant la parole.). First three leaves with a faint damp stain. A fine and clean copy. (5),71,(3),67,(5),45,(3),12 pp.. Rare first edition of Desmoulins' collected works. As a journalist and politician Desmoulins played a central role in the French Revolution.LA FRANCE LIBRE had at first been rejected by the French publisher due to its radical content: "popular and democratic government is the only constitution which suits France, and all those who are worthy of the name of men". The storming of the Bastille and Desmoulins' personal and public involvement changed the situation and the pamphlet was quickly published."Camille Desmoulins's pamphlet La France libre, which appeared in July 1789, can be seen as 'the first truly republican manifesto of the revolutionary era'. (Hammersley, French revolutionaries and English republicans, 2005, p. 36). DISCOURS DE LA LANTERNE AUX PARISIENS celebrated political violence and praised the loyalty and patriotism of the citizens who made up the Parisian mob. Since this pamphlet was written from the perspective of the Place de Grève lamppost Desmoulins became known as the "Procureur-général de la lanterne" ("the Lanterne Prosecutor" or "Lanterne Attorney").Desmoulins was a close friend of Georges Danton, a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution. Together they were executed by the guillotine on the April 5, 1794 for their central role in the Revolution

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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne ... onzieme edition, revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée

      Paris: chez Fabre, 1790. 2 volumes, quarto. (10 x 7 ¾ inches). Half- titles. Engraved frontispiece, 41 engraved plates (5 folding), 15 woodcut illustrations. Mottled calf by Brentano's of New York, gilt borders to covers, expertly rebacked to style, spines in six compartments, morocco lettering-pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with decorative overall repeat pattern in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A good copy of an enlarged edition of this classic on country living. Louis Liger, sieur d'Auxerre, was the author of a number of works on what can be generally be termed the rural economy. The present work, first published in 1700 under the title Oeconomie générale de la campagne, ou Nouvelle maison rustique, remained in print throughout the 18th century. The subjects covered range from the initial purchase and setting up of a country estate, to advice on all aspects of country living: the keeping of chickens, geese, ducks, swans and (strangely) pelicans, pheasants, peacocks; horses; beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats, pigs, bee-keeping. The second ''partie' is devoted to advice on arable farming, what to grow and how; the management of forest and marshland; notes on the use of ornamental trees and finishes with hints on trading in the produce of the estate. The second volume is presented in two main parts: the first deals with all aspects of the garden (ornamental, kitchen, herb and fruit), the grape vine and other fruits used to produce drinks. The final part covers hunting and other country sports, and finishes with advice and recipes for the kitchen. Simon Bibliotheca Gastronomique 958; Vicaire 521.

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        (Muster für einen Gesellenbrief im Posamentierhandwerk.) Franc Goldschmid del et sculp. Prag

      38,4 x 47,3 cm. 1 Blatt. Standort: Mappe 1. - "Wir Geschworne Älteste und Sammentliche Burgerliche Posamentirer und Gesambte Gold, Silber, Treff, Borten, Bund, Quasten ? Stuhl Arbeith der Königl. Haupt Stadt Prag thuen kund Jedermanigglichen, das der Ehrbare Gesell Nahmens ? als bey Einen der Pragerischen Zunfft zugethanenen Meister ? Jahr ? Wochen in Arbeith gestanden ?" - Schön gestochener Rahmen. An den Rändern etwas stockfleckig, etwas angestaubt und an einer Stelle ganz leicht ausgefranst, sonst aber guter Zustand. Einmal gefaltet. Siehe Photo.

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        Orientalische Bibliothek oder Universalwörterbuch, welches alles enthält, was zur Kenntnis des Orients nothwendig ist.

      4 Bände. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. Pfannmüller 14; Zenker I, 1736; Zischka 15; Fromm 12346. - Einzige deutsche Ausgabe, sehr selten. Das erste enzyklopädische Werk über den Vorderen Orient, ein Vorläufer der heutigen Enzyklopädie des Islams, auf einheimischen Quellen beruhend und erstmals 1697 in Paris erschienen. Herbelot starb vor der Drucklegung, das Werk wurde von A. Galland, dem Erstübersetzer der "1001 Nacht" vollendet und herausgegeben. Herbelots Quellenauszüge sollten zunachst in den Originalsprachen erscheinen, der Mangel an Lettern bedingte jedoch die Redaktion in einer europäischen Sprache. Die vorliegende deutsche Bearbeitung folgt der maßgeblichen Haager Quartausgabe in 4 Bdn. (1777-79) mit den "wertvollen Nachträgen u. Zusätzen Reiskes u. H. A. Schultens" (Fuck 98 ff). Ein vom deutschen Bearbeiter (zu ihm vgl. ADB XXXII, 744) geplantes, die alphabetische Namenfolge ergänzendes Sachregister ist nicht erschienen. - Nur vereinzelt stockfleckig. Kanten berieben, Rückenschilder etwas berieben. - Exemplar der Library of Haverford College, Pennsylvania.

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        Journal historique du voyage de M. De Lesseps, consul de France, employE dans l'expedition de M. le comte de la PErouse, en qualitE d'interprËte du Roi; depuis l'instant o¢ il a quittE les frEgates FranÁoises au port Saint-Pierre & Saint-Paul du Kamtschatka, jusq' à son arrivEe en France, le 17 octobre 1788

      Paris: de L'Imprimerie Royale 1790 Paris: de L'Imprimerie Royale, 1790. First edition, with half-titles. 2 vols., 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on title, large folding map of Kamtschatka and a large folding engraving by Choffard, "caravane Kamtschadale arrivant dans un Ostrog ou Village",depicting a caravan on dog sleds arriving at a village, dated 1790; printer's device, and a large folding map of Siberia in Volume Two. (6), vii, (1), 280; (4), 380, vi, (2, erratum) pp. Bound in quarter antique quarter black morocco and marbled boards, uncut. Handsome copy,text and plates clean and crisp. Sabin 40208; Howes L270 ("aa"); Pilling 2277; New Hill 1010; Chadenat, 1152; Cox I, p. 353; Tourville 151; Kroepelien 723; Nerwood, To Russia and Return 118 (citing First edition in English, 1790) . "Part way through his voyage La Perousse sent Baron de Lesseps overland from Petropavlosk (of Tom Lehrer fame) to Europe, with letters and journals of the expedition. As a child Ds De Lesseps had accompanied his diplomat father first to Hamburg, then to St. Petersburg and grew up speaking both German and Russian as fluently as his native French. Because of his knowledge of Russian as well as his exceptional personal distinction, he was chosen to accompany the great La Perouse expedition as Interpreter. Setting sail in August 1785, the expedition arrived in Petropavlosk in 1787. The young de Lesseps was given with the mission of returning to Paris overland through Siberia with all the documents of the first 2 years of the voyage. The present book is an account of this arduous Journey. It is of great interest for Siberian ethnography, and de Lesseps observes and describes with sympathetic interest the natives of the area through which he travelled: in particular the Koriaks, the Lamuts and the Tungus. "...His journey was a very difficult one, as he was faced with primitive roads, enormous distance. a hazardous cliamte, and the perils of a half-civilized and badly policed empire; but he succeeded, and to him we owe the survival of many of the most important documents of the expedition" - Hill

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        LE GRAND LIVRE DE LA NATURE, OU LÕAPOCALYPSE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET HERMETIQUE, OUVRAGE CURIEUX, DANS LEQUEL ON TRAITE DE LA PHILOSOPHIE OCCULTE, DE LÕINTELLIGENCEDES HIEROGLYPHES DES ANCIENS, DE LA SOCIETE DES FRERES DE LA ROSE-CROIX,

      Au Midi: De lÕimprimerie de la verite, 1790. FIRST EDITION. 115 pp. Text in French. Softcover. Small 8vo size. Marbled stiff wrappers. In new, marbled, stiff wrappers; internally crisp and clean. Touzay-Duchanteau has been called a professor of theosophy, professor of algebra and professor of good magic. He was also [self and otherwise] labeled as an hermeticist, esotericist, heterodoxist, occultist and illuminist. Hermeticism or the Western Hermetic Tradition is a set of philosophical and religious beliefs based primarily upon the Hellenistic Egyptian pseudepigraphical writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus who is the representation of the congruence of the Egyptian god Thoth and the Greek Hermes. These beliefs have heavily influenced the Western Esoteric Tradition and were considered to be of great importance during the Renaissance. Illuminism is a belief system whereby a believer makes a claim that he has been illuminated or experienced enlightenment of a spiritual nature. Esoteric Christianity is a term which refers to an ensemble of spiritual currents which regard Christianity as a mystery religion,and profess the existence and possession of certain esoteric doctrines or practices, hidden from the public but accessible only to a narrow circle of "enlightened", "initiated", or highly educated people. These spiritual currents share some common denominators, such as: heterodox or heretical Christian theology; the four canonical gospels, various apocalyptic literature, and some New Testament apocrypha as sacred texts; and disciplina arcani, a supposed oral tradition from the Twelve Apostles containing esoteric teachings of Jesus the Christ. Followers of these disciplines believed that the pursuit and discovery of the philosopherÕs stone to be The Great Work. This philosopher's stone (Latin: lapis philosophorum) sodhi kutta is a legendary alchemical substance, supposedly capable of turning base metals, especially lead, into gold (chrysopoeia); it was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For a long time, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy, meditated upon by alchemists like Sir Isaac Newton, Nicolas Flamel, and Frater Albertus. The Stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection, enlightenment, heavenly bliss, theophany and of the Christ. Duchanteau-Touzay is said to have died [not surprisingly] after spending forty days imbibing only his own urine in hopes of obtaining the PhilosopherÕs Stone. Very good/No jacket issued. (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        Copenhague, Ville capitale du Dannemark sur la Côte Orientale de l'Isle de Zeland avec un bon Port très fréquenté. On compte en cette Ville 60000 Habitants sans compter la Garrison et les Matelots qui peuvent aller a 20000.

      A Paris, chez Mondhare rue S. Jacques à l'Hotel Saumur. [Udgivet omkring år 1790]. Kobberstik. 23 x 39 cm. Håndkoloreret. Papir lidt brunet. I nyere ramme. Rammen måler 37 x 55 cm.. L. Mondhare : Forlægger i Paris i det 18. århundredes anden halvdel

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        Medical Botany, containing systematic and general descriptions, with, plates, of all the medicinal plants, indigenous and exotic, comprehended in the catalogues of the Materia Medica, as published by the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh: Accompanied with a circumstantial detail of their medicinal effects, and of the diseases in which they have been most successfully employed.

      London: Printed and Sold for the Author, by James Phillips, 1790-94.. First edition, 4 vols., 4to, iv, 182, [2 index]; xii, 183-368, [2 index]; viii, 369-578, xii [index]; [4], 169, [11 index]pp., (volume IV is separately paginated and forms the supplement), 274 contemporary hand-coloured plates, with the bookplate of Alfred Parsons, cont. calf, neatly rebacked, spines gilt, a nice set with the plates clean and bright.Woodville's famous compendium of detailed descriptions of the physical appearance, location, and therapeutic use of 274 herbs believed to hold healing and other health promoting properties. Woodville provided genus and species names where ever applicable, and each herb is illustrated by a lovely hand-coloured plate. Hunt II, 716; Henrey 1521-22; Nissen 2183; Pritzel 10398.

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        The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, The celebrated Warlike, Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian... To which is now first added, A Continuation of the History of the Jews, From Josephus down to the present Time, including a Period of more than 1700 Years

      J. Cooke London J. Cooke ca 1790g Elephant folio. VI, 7-723, [3]pp. Full maroon morocco. Engraved frontispiece. Decorative tailpieces. Remarkable edition of the works of Flavius Josephus, providing crucial information about the First Jewish-Roman War and an important literary source material for understanding the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls and late Temple Judaism. In point of literary talent Josephus ranks among the leading writers in world literature. His style is epic, his portrayals plastic, his gift of description captivates the reader alike by its fidelity and its colorful presentationî (Encyclopedia Judaica). "The Jewish War" recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66ñ70). "Antiquities of the Jews" recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into First century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity. This book is exquisitely illustrated with 2 full-page color-outlined maps, 1 large folding plan of Jerusalem, and 58 copper engravings after the foremost English artists, including Metz, Moreau, and Stothard (three of which were engraved by William Blake, facing pages 13, 65 and 76). Age wear on binding with spine and edges age-toned/discolored. Head and tail of spine partly torn. Heavy rubbing along edges. Modern endpapers. Minor and sporadic foxing and browning throughout. 1/3 of the Jerusalem folding map torn and missing from its lower center to its upper right. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ condition.

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