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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger andern Länder. Neue Ausgabe nach der englischen Grundschrift genau durchgesehen und verbessert von D. Johann Friedrich Breyer und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von D. Johann Christian Daniel Schreber. Dritter und letzter Theil: Von den griechischen Inseln des Archipelagus, Kleinasien, Thracien, Griechenland, und einigen andern Theilen von Europa .

      Erlangen, Im Verlage der Waltherschen Buchhandlung, 1792. 4°. 25,5 cm. [5] Blatt (gestochenes Titelblatt, Titelblatt, Inhaltsverzeichnis), 408 Seiten, Blatt XXXVII - CIII gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Neuerer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen. 3. Auflage. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 357. Mit den Tafeln 37-62 und 64-103 (Paginierung der Tafeln ab Band 2 fortlaufend). Tafel 63 \"Charte von Thracien und Griechenland\" fehlt. Die ersten Blätter mit schwachem Wasserrand, ansonsten innen wie außen in sehr gutem Zustand. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue; Reiseliteratur, Reiseberichte / travel, exploration

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        The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition

      London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1792. Octavo, vi, [50], 467, [1] pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author, and twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. Seventh edition. An extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghost written by "the printer and hack Richard Johnson". (Lehmann, The British Housewife, page 79) Interesting sections include, Pickling, Collaring, Potting, Preparation of Hams, Bacon, &c., Elegant Ornaments for a Grand Entertainment, Made Wines, Cordial Waters, Malt Liquors, Culinary Poisons, and Necessary Articles for Sea Faring Persons. Manuscript recipe To Make Currant Wine handwritten on rear free end paper. Internally very clean and fresh. Endpapers appear excised, but at a very early date, as they have dated handwritten signatures on them. In full brown calf, with corners bumped, and with a bit of separation at the hinges. Generally very good or better. [Bitting, page 152; Maclean, page 50; Oxford, page 114].

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger andern Länder. Neue Ausgabe nach der englischen Grundschrift genau durchgesehen und verbessert von D. Johann Friedrich Breyer und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von D. Johann Christian Daniel Schreber. Dritter und letzter Theil: Von den griechischen Inseln des Archipelagus, Kleinasien, Thracien, Griechenland, und einigen andern Theilen von Europa .

      Erlangen, Im Verlage der Waltherschen Buchhandlung 1792 - 4°. 25,5 cm. [5] Blatt (gestochenes Titelblatt, Titelblatt, Inhaltsverzeichnis), 408 Seiten, Blatt XXXVII - CIII gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Neuerer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen. 3. Auflage. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 357. Mit den Tafeln 37-62 und 64-103 (Paginierung der Tafeln ab Band 2 fortlaufend). Tafel 63 "Charte von Thracien und Griechenland" fehlt. Die ersten Blätter mit schwachem Wasserrand, ansonsten innen wie außen in sehr gutem Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Recueil de 16 pièces relatives à la Constitution civile du clergé, au Serment civique et à la situation des catholiques en 1791-1792 ] Mandement de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, pour le Carême - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le Dimanche de la Passion - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le second Dimanche de Carême - Exhortation aux Vrais Catholiques pour passer saintement le Carême, et se disposer à la Pâque - L'Ange Tutélaire de la France, visitant ce Royaume, et instruisant les catholiques fidèles. Par l'auteur de Gros-Jean qui remontre à son Curé - Avis de M. l'Archevêque d'Auch, à plusieurs Catholiques de son Diocèse, & principalement à quelques habitans des campagnes - Le Catéchisme d'un Curé intrus, ou l'Intrus a quia - Autre Suite du Catéchisme de l'Intrus - Suite du Catchisme de l'Intrus - Instruction Pastorale de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, Sur l'obligation de s'attacher aux Pateurs légitimes ; adoptée pour le Diocèse de Bordeaux - Les Intrus jugés au Tribunal de la Religion, par l'Auteur du Catéchisme nouveau & raisonné. A l'usage des Intrus qui ont le bonheur d'avoir des remords - Lettre de M. l'Evêque de Blois - Instruction Pastorale de Monseigneur l'Archevêque de Bordeaux - Les Vrais Principes de l'Eglise, de la Morale et de la Raison sur la Constitution Civile du Clergé - Histoire de mon Ier Serment, et Consultation sur le Second, à M. Avoine se disant Evêque du département de Seine et Oise - Le Schisme démontré, ou Les Nouveaux Schismatiques -

      Crapart, Lallemand, Guerbart, etc, 1792. 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs, Mandement de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, pour le Carême; De l'Imprimerie de Guerbart, Paris, 1792, 44 pp. [ par Jean-René, Evêque de Boulogne ] - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le Dimanche de la Passion, Chez Crapart, Paris, s.d. 16 pp. - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le second Dimanche de Carême, De l'Imprimerie de Crapart, s.d. (février 1792), 16 pp. - Exhortation aux Vrais Catholiques pour passer saintement le Carême, et se disposer à la Pâque, Chez Crapart, Paris, 1792, 15 pp. - L'Ange Tutélaire de la France, visitant ce Royaume, et instruisant les catholiques fidèles. Par l'auteur de Gros-Jean qui remontre à son Curé, Chez Lallemand, Paris, 1792, 63 pp. - Avis de M. l'Archevêque d'Auch, à plusieurs Catholiques de son Diocèse, & principalement à quelques habitans des campagnes, s.n. (29 mars 1792, par L. Ap.) - Le Catéchisme d'un Curé intrus, ou l'Intrus a quia, De l'Imprimerie de Guerbart, Paris, 1792, 24 pp. - Autre Suite du Catéchisme de l'Intrus, 19 pp. - Suite du Catéchisme de l'Intrus, 12 pp. - Instruction Pastorale de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, Sur l'obligation de s'attacher aux Pateurs légitimes ; adoptée pour le Diocèse de Bordeaux, De l'Imprimerie de Guerbart, Paris, 1791, 23 pp. (par Jean-René Evêque de Boulogne) - Les Intrus jugés au Tribunal de la Religion, par l'Auteur du Catéchisme nouveau & raisonné. A l'usage des Intrus qui ont le bonheur d'avoir des remord, Chez Pichard, Paris, 1791, 32 pp. - Lettre de M. l'Evêque de Blois, 1792, 16 pp. (par AL, Ev. de Blois) - Instruction Pastorale de Monseigneur l'Archevêque de Bordeaux, Chez Senneville, De l'Imprimerie de Crapart, 1792, 16 pp. - Les Vrais Principes de l'Eglise, de la Morale et de la Raison sur la Constitution Civile du Clergé, s.l.n.d (1792), 282 pp. et 1 f. - Histoire de mon Ier Serment, et Consultation sur le Second, à M. Avoine se disant Evêque du département de Seine et Oise, Chez Caillot et Courcier, Devaux, Dufresne, Pichard, Lallemand, Paris, 1792, 78 pp. (par Jul. delaunay, pasteur errant autour de son troupeau, et confesseur de la foi de Jésus-Christ) - Le Schisme démontré, ou Les Nouveaux Schismatiques, Chez Lallemand, Paris, 1792, 105 pp. et 1 f. Extraordinaire réunion de 16 pièces diverses, par des pasteurs catholiques fidèles à Rome, exhortant les catholiques et brossant un tableau réaliste et dramatique de la situation spirituelle. On extraira ce passage de "L'Ange Tutélaire de la France" (l'Ange discute avec son guide dans le Paris de 1792) : "Quoi ! l'Eglise Sainte-Geneviève s'appelle le Panthéon Français ! Est-ce que nous sommes au milieu de Rome payenne ? Ce mot veut dire Temple de tous les Dieux Français". Etat moyen (reliure abîmée avec divers petits accrocs et mq., qq. mouill. à certaines pièces, deux petits travaux de vers en marge intérieure de deux pièces n'affectant pas le texte). Français

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        12 Blätter: Sechs Blätter zur neueren Geschichte und sechs Blätter zu Blumauer's Aeneide, 1792

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts signiert: "D: Chodowiecki del: & sc.". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 689 II2/II. Serie: aus: Königl. Grosbritanischer Historischer Genelaogischer Calender für 1793. Provenienz: Sammlung Engelmann und Stechow. Grösse: 7,8 x 4,9 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 8,5 x 4,9 cm Platte: 23,3 x 38,9 cm Papier: 10,0 x 27,4 cm. Beschreibung: Zweiter Zustand mit der Schrift unter den Bildern und ohne die Randeinfälle. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Grotte der Egeria, 1792

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: in der Platte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "J. Mechau fec. Romae 1792" und bezeichnet: "La Fontana Egeria". Werkverzeichnis: Nagler 8, Nr. 8, Fichter Nr. 25. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 24,5 x 35,5 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 39 x 49,3 cm (Papier). 27,6 x 37 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Die von üppiger Vegetation fast zugedeckte Brunnenarchitektur ist der Rest eines Nymphäums der Villa des Herodes Atticus, die sich östlich der Via Appia Antica in der Nähe des Circo di Massenzio befand. Die Quellnymphe Egeria wurde von den Römern in dieser Gegend verehrt. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari commentarius cum Joannis Aldini dissertatione et notis. Accesserunt epistolae ad animalis electricitatis theoriam pertinentes.

      Modena: apud Societatem Typographicam, 1792. Presentation copy of the first edition in book form, and the first to contain the notes and commentary by Giovanni Aldini, Galvani's nephew and principal apologist, of this epoch-making work, one of the most important in the history of electricity. This is a superb presentation/association copy, inscribed by Aldini, of the first issue (with the letter 'E' in figure 22 uncorrected - see Fulton & Stanton). Galvani (1737-98) believed that "animals possess in their nerves and muscles a subtle fluid quite analogous to ordinary electricity'" (DSB). In the course of his experiments, Galvani hit upon by accident the phenomenon of 'galvanism', the production of an electric current between two metals in a moist environment. This discovery led directly, in the hands of Alessandro Volta, to the first source of a continuous electric current. Galvani first published his theory in one of the 'Opuscula' of the Proceedings of the Bologna Academy of Science (De Bononiensi scientiarum et atrium instituto atque academia, 7, pp. 363-418), where it aroused great interest and controversy. The offprint of this article, the first separate edition of the work, is known in only a dozen copies. Aldini published this edition with his extended notes and commentary, but with Galvani's text unchanged from its journal appearance. The engraved plates by Galvani's friend Jacobo Zambelli, which graphically illustrate Galvani's dissections and electrical apparatus, belong to the most famous of all illustrations in the history of biology. At the end of the present work appears an exchange of letters between Don Bassano Carminati and Galvani, containing Carminati's report of Volta's repetition of Galvani's experiments, which Volta interpreted correctly as the result of contact electricity. No other presentation copies of this book are located in auction records. Honeyman's is the only copy of the offprint recorded by ABPC/RBH (Sotheby's, 5 November 1979, lot 1428, $29,859). Provenance: Giovanni Aldini (1762-1834), presentation inscription on flyleaf to: 'Isarn,' probably Joseph Izarn (1766-1847), who was inspector general of the Universities of France, Professor of Physics and Physician of the French Army. "Joseph Izarn published in 1804 his Manuel du galvanisme. He was an expert on galvanism, and presented lectures on this subject before the Société Libre des Sciences, Lettres et Arts de Paris, the Société Académique des Sciences and the Société Galvanique. Scientists, politicians and other eminent people (such as Laplace, Lacépède, Chaptal, Joseph and Lucien Bonaparte) attended his demonstrations" (de Andrade Martins, p. 95). In the same year, 1804, Aldini published his own Essai theorique et experimental sur le galvanisme. "By the end of the eighteenth century the connexion between nervous action and electricity had been the subject of investigation for some time. Newton, when discussing the properties of aether, had made suggestions that an electric spirit might convey sensations to the brain along the nerves and produce muscular reactions. Haller also made experiments trying to prove a connexion between electrical action and reflexes of the muscles. It was left to Luigi Galvani, professor of anatomy at Bologna, in 'On the Effects of Electricity on Muscular Motion', to provide, as he thought, dramatic experiments on what he called 'animal electricity' and afterwards 'galvanism'. Galvani observed in his laboratory that when a nerve in a frog's leg was touched with a scalpel, violent contractions of the muscles occurred simultaneous with the sparks discharged from a nearby electrical machine. He further discovered that when one metal was placed in contact with a frog's nerve, another with a muscle, and the metals touched, contraction of the muscle took place, without needing a spark from an electrical machine. As a physiologist, Galvani thought that this action was due to the presence of electricity in the animal itself, as in the 'electric eel' and that the metal wires simply served as conductors. He did not realize that he had not discovered just a new physiological source of electricity, but a new source of continuous electric flow in chemical action. It was Alessandro Volta, a physicist, who proved that animals were inessential to 'galvanic' electricity, and who constructed the first battery to cause a current to flow by chemical action" (Printing and the Mind of Man). "No one who lives in the present age of electrical power needs to be reminded of the practical importance for technology of the availability of an electric current. Before the time of Galvani, electricity was available only at high potential and in short surges of charge, as in spark discharges. But once the electrical battery had been invented, the potential could be chosen at will within large ranges, and continuous currents at constant amperage were available. The development of the battery, with the allied physical principles, marked the beginning of a wholly new ear in physics. And in chemistry, the battery made possible the decomposition of many compounds and the isolation of new chemical elements, and it led to an understanding of the bonding forces that hold together the constituent parts of molecules. These great revolutions in physics, chemistry and engineering derived from the publication of Galvani's book - although they were the product of an investigation that had as its aim to disprove Galvani's fundamental postulate of animal electricity" (Cohen, p. 29). "During the 1770's [Galvani's] research interests shifted to a considerable extent from largely anatomical to more strictly physiological studies, specifically on nerves and muscles. In 1772 Galvani read a paper on Hallerian irritability to the Istituto delle Scienze, and in 1773 he discussed the muscle movement of frogs before the same body. In 1774 he read a paper on the effect of opiates on frog nerves. These researches fused in his mind with slightly earlier eighteenth-century studies, several of them by Italians, on the electrical stimulation of nerves and muscles. Picking up where Beccaria, Leopoldo Caldani, Felice Fontana, and Tommaso Laghi had recently left off, Galvani began in late 1780 an extensive and meticulous series of investigations into the irritable responses elicited by static electricity in properly prepared frogs" (DSB). "The initial observation, described by Galvani in his De viribus electricitatis, occurred when a dissected frog lay on a table on which there was an electrical machine. Violent contractions of the muscles of the frog's limb occurred when an assistant touched the inner crural nerve with the point of a scalpel; and it was observed that the contractions occurred simultaneously with the discharge of a spark from the electrical machine, and only if the scalpel were grounded by the experimenter touching with a finger the iron nails that fastened the blade to the handle - if the experimenter held the bone without touching the nails or blade, so that the blade was insulated, no contractions occurred. What puzzled Galvani was the fact that these contractions occurred even if the frog was completely insulated from the machine and at some distance from it. He did not know that the insulated frog was most likely charged by induction, even though insulated from the machine, and that if the nerve were grounded when the machine was discharged, then the dissected frog would be discharged through the scalpel and experimenter, and that the sudden change of potential at the point where the scalpel was in contact with the nerve would produce a muscle contraction in no way dissimilar to the contractions excited electrically in experiments on living and dead animals for at least thirty years past ... "Galvani was stimulated by his observation and bewildered. But, like any good experimenter, he studied the puzzling phenomenon by varying the parameters. Thus, he changed over from using the charge produced by an electrical machine to the charges naturally produced in thunder-clouds. He found that his frog preparations, hanging by copper hooks from an iron railing, contracted not only during thunder-storms but in calm weather too. Impatient at the long wait between contractions in fair weather, he tells us that he began to scrape and press the copper hook (which was fastened to the backbone of the frog) against the iron railing and discovered that contractions were frequently produced, apparently in independence of variations in the weather. Similar results were produced indoors when the frog was placed on an iron plate and the brass hook was placed against the plate. This last experiment was varied in different ways, being performed in different places and at different times of the day, and using different metals. The major effects noticed were a variation in the intensity of the contractions with different metals and a complete absence of of contractions when non-conductors such as glass, gum, resin, stone or dry wood were employed. These results led him to believe that an electric fluid must be in the animal itself and he likened the whole process of a fine nervous fluid flowing from the nerves into the muscles to the passage of electricity in the discharge of a Leyden jar. "The remainder of the book is an exploration of the action of this postulated animal electricity, or animal nervous electric fluid, in producing muscular contractions in cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals. The complete theory, developed at length in the book, has been summarised by [Emil] du Bois-Reymond as follows: "1. Animals have an electricity peculiar to themselves, which is called Animal Electricity. "2. The organs to which this animal electricity has the greatest affinity, and in which it is distributed, are the nerves, and the most important organ of its secretion is the brain. "3. The inner substance of the nerve is specialized for conducting electricity, while the outer oily layer prevents its dispersal, and permits its accumulation. "4. The receivers of animal electricity are the muscles, and they are like a Leyden jar, negative on the outside and positive on the inside. "5. The mechanism of motion consists in the discharge of the muscular fluid from the inside of the muscle via the nerve to the outside, and this discharge of the muscular Leyden jar furnishes an electrical stimulus to the irritable muscle fibres, which therefore contract." "Such were the bases of Galvanism" (Cohen, pp. 27-8). "Galvani's celebrated treatise was issued in 1791, but just when it appeared is not clear. The imprimatur at the end of the volume is dated 27 March 1791 [this refers to the journal appearance]; but nearly a year elapsed from that date before the first repercussions aroused by the paper began to be heard. Galvani was supplied with a few offprints, one of which was forwarded to Volta and bears the inscription "Ex dono auctoris." One would like to know the general tenor of Volta's acknowledgement to the author, but in lieu of that one must be satisfied with the comments of Volta's colleague, the professor of medicine at Pavia, Don Bassano Carminati, who under the date of 3 April 1792 acknowledged the receipt presumably of another copy which a mutual friend, the Abbé Felice Fontana, had brought him. "In this acknowledgement Carminati tells of the interest aroused by the paper among his colleagues, particularly on the part of Spallanzani and of Volta who had ventured to suggest other interpretations than animal electricity to explain the convulsive movements. To this Galvani replied at length on 8 May, citing further observations - one on a human arm and leg amputated that very day - which appeared to favour his original interpretation of phenomena, "that served to bring somewhat nearer solution the most important problem in physiology - what is the physical cause of voluntary movement. "Volta's first public reaction to Galvani's experiments was given in an address on 5 May 1792 at the Aula of the University of Pavia on the occasion of a "promotion" ceremony. Cameron Walker has pointed out that Volta did not take vigorous exception to Galvani's work at this time but merely to his conclusions concerning animal electricity. Volta was prepared to suppose that the electricity might possibly come from an inherent animal electricity but he added, "I want more convincing proofs to overcome my lack of faith with regard to animal electricity." Cameron Walker adds that this lack of faith did not refer to Galvani's experiments as such but only to the inference that Galvani had thus proved the existence of animal electricity. Various other passages in Volta's first memoir indicate that he was most cordial to Galvani and full of admiration for his work. It is also clear from internal evidence that on 5 May 1791 he had done little more than digest the contents of Galvani's treatise and had not yet attempted to repeat his experiments, for he says: "The treatise which appeared a few months ago concerning the action of electricity on the movement of muscles, written by Signor A. Galvani, member of the Institute of Bologna and Professor of the University of that place, who has already distinguished himself by other anatomical and physiological discoveries, contains one of those great and brilliant discoveries which deserves to mark a new era in the annals of physics and medicine." "To be more specific, Volta believed that the convulsive movements described by Galvani were due to electric currents generated by friction - in short, "frictional" electricity rather than "animal" electricity ... "A rejoinder to Volta's discourse soon came from the youthful Aldini, who must assuredly have received his uncle's permission to reply; for he issued from a Mantua press under an imprimatur dated 28 July 1792 a reprint of De viribus electricitatis [the offered work] together with the Galvani-Carminati correspondence, to which is prefixed a 26-page commentary by himself under the title De animalis electricae theoriae ortu atque incrementis. "From that time on, with but one exception, it is no longer from Galvani that the public hears in defence of animal electricity, but chiefly from the irrepressible Aldini, to whom, rather than to Galvani, Volta addresses some of his published correspondence. In 1793 and again in 1794 Aldini read before the Institute of Bologna a dissertation on the subject, the two having been published together in the latter year. These papers, translated into English, were reprinted in 1803 at which time Aldini subjoined three pages of "Conclusions" which do not happen to appear in the originals" (Cohen, pp. 159-160). "The large number of publications devoted by Volta to Galvanism are an indication of the fascination of the subject. Two letters to Tiberius Cavallo in England, written in the fall of 1792, read at a meeting of the Royal Society in 1793, and published in the Philosophical Transactions, presented an account of Galvani's discoveries together with Volta's own experiments and observations. Although Volta indicates in this letter a belief in animal electricity ... Volta also indicated that the stimulus in Galvani's experiments was the juncture of two different metals by a moist body. Without completely discarding the possibility of an animal electricity, Volta made it plain that "metals used in the experiments, being applied to the moist bodies of animals, can by themselves, and by their proper virtue, excite and dislodge the electric fluid from its state of rest, so that the organs of the animal act only passively." By the end of 1793 Volta had altogether rejected the existence of animal electricity and had begun to work out his own theory ... Finally, one year after Galvani's death, Volta hit upon a device for making the feeble Galvanic effect stronger. Volta showed that if a number of pairs of discs, one of copper and the other of zinc, were placed in a line, each pair separated from the next by a moistened cardboard disc, a greatly increased effect would be produced. This "pile," as he called it, could even produce a shock if an experimenter simultaneously touched the copper disc at one end of the pile with one hand and the zinc disc at the other end of the pile with the other hand. This effect could be produced again and again, so that the instrument was like a Leyden jar with powers of restoring its charge after each discharge, with "an inexhaustible charge, a perpetual action or impulsion on the electric fluid" ... So were the battery and the continuous current discovered" (Cohen, pp. 30-33). "In retrospect, Galvani and Volta are both seen to have been partly right and partly wrong. Galvani was correct in attributing muscular contractions to an electrical stimulus but wrong in identifying it as an "animal electricity." Volta correctly denied the existence of an "animal electricity" but was wrong in implying that every electrophysiological effect requires two different metals as sources of current. Galvani, shrinking from the controversy over his discovery, continued his work as teacher, obstetrician, and surgeon, treating both wealthy and needy without regard to fee. In 1794 he offered a defense of his position in an anonymous book, Dell'uso e dell'attività dell'arco conduttore nella contrazione dei muscoli ("On the Use and Activity of the Conductive Arch in the Contraction of Muscles"), the supplement of which described muscular contraction without the need of any metal. He caused a muscle to contract by touching the exposed muscle of one frog with a nerve of another and thus established for the first time that bioelectric forces exist within living tissue" (Britannica). The journal volume containing the first appearance of Galvani's paper has imprimatur dated 27 March 1791, but Cohen admits that "just when it appeared is not clear" (Cohen, p. 159). This question has now been answered by Walter Bernardi. "Galvani published his discovery in a 53-page Latin paper, which was included in the seventh volume of the Commentarii of the Bologna Academy of Sciences. When was Galvani's Commentarius printed? The publishing date of his masterpiece, which is also the date of the birth of electrodynamics and electrophysiology, has always been a mystery to historians. Now, the examination of Sebastiano Canterzani's manuscript correspondence in the University Library of Bologna allows us to solve the problem. The seventh volume of the Commentarii was dated 1791 and the imprimatur had been awarded on March 27, but it was published at the beginning of 1792, perhaps on January 2 or 3" (Bernardi, p. 102). The offprints would probably have been printed slightly later than the journal. The long delay in printing this volume of the Commentarii of the Bologna Academy of Sciences explains why, despite the profound interest eventually excited by Galvani's discoveries, there was little reaction until well into 1792, and no definitely dated reaction earlier than 3 April 1792, when Carminati received his copy of the offprint. As Fulton & Cushing have noted (p. 258), it was Carminati's letter of acknowledgement to Galvani that "first drew the attention of the learned world to Galvani's studies, and thus inaugurated the controversy with Volta which immediately followed." "Aldini was born in Bologna in 1762 and graduated in physics at the University of his native town in 1782. As nephew and assistant of Galvani, he actively participated in a series of crucial experiments with frog's muscles that led to the idea that electricity was the long-sought vital force coursing from brain to muscles. Aldini became professor of experimental physics at the University of Bologna in 1798. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, spending much time defending the concept of his discreet uncle against the incessant attacks of Volta, who did not believe in animal electricity. Aldini used Volta's bimetallic pile to apply electric current to dismembered bodies of animals and humans; these spectacular galvanic reanimation experiments made a strong and enduring impression on his contemporaries. Aldini also treated patients with personality disorders and reported complete rehabilitation following transcranial administration of electric current. Aldini's work laid the ground for the development of various forms of electrotherapy that were heavily used later in the 19th century. Even today, deep brain stimulation, a procedure currently employed to relieve patients with motor or behavioral disorders, owes much to Aldini and galvanism. In recognition of his merits, Aldini was made a knight of the Iron Crown and a councillor of state at Milan, where he died in 1834" (Parent, p. 576). Dibner, Heralds of Science 59; Fulton and Stanton, Galvani 4; Garrison-Morton 593; Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine 50; Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science 37a; Norman 869; Osler 1243; Printing and the Mind of Man 240; Waller 11346; Wellcome III, p. 86; Wheeler Gift 575. Bernardi, 'The Controversy on Animal Electricity in Eighteenth-Century Italy: Galvani, Volta and Others,' in Nova Voltiana. Studies on Volta and His Times, edited by F. Bevilacqua and L. Fragonese, Vol. 1, pp. 101-114; de Andrade Martins, 'Romagnosi and Volta's Pile: Early Difficulties in the Interpretation of Voltaic Electricity,' in Nova Voltiana. Studies on Volta and His Times, edited by F. Bevilacqua and L. Fragonese, Vol. 3, pp. 81-102. Fulton, John F. & Harvey Cushing, 'A Bibliographical Study of the Galvani and the Aldini Writings on Animal Electricity,' Annals of Science, Vol. 1 (1936), pp. 239-68 with 9 plates; Galvani, Commentary of the Effects of Electricity on Muscular Motion. Translated into English by Margaret Glover Foley, with Notes and a Critical Introduction by I. Bernard Cohen. Together with a Facsimile of Galvani's De Viribus . . . and a Bibliography of the Editions and Translations of Galvani's Book prepared by John Farquhar Fulton and Madeline E. Stanton (1953); Parent, Giovanni Aldini: from animal electricity to human brain stimulation,' Canadian Journal of Neurological Science 31 (2004), 576-84. For a detailed account of Galvani's work and the subsequent controversy between Aldini and Volta, see Piccolino & Bresadola, Shocking Frogs: Galvani, Volta, and the Electric Origins of Neuroscience, Oxford, 2013. 4to (277 x 213 mm), pp. xxvi, 80 with three folding engraved plates, plate 3 in the first state with the letter 'E' in figure 22 uncorrected, woodcut headpiece (without blank leaf c6, tiny marginal worm-track at gutter, plate 2 with very short marginal tears along folds without loss.) Contemporary boards (extremities rubbed), contained within modern cloth box.

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        L'italie dressée sur les observations...

      1792. Coloritura coeva. Borri, "L'Italia nelle antiche carte dal medioevo all' unità nazionale", n°242, pag. 211

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        Descripcion histórica y cronológia de las piedras que con ocasión del nuevo empedrado que se está en la plaza principal de México, se hallaron en ella el año 1790. EA.

      México (-City), Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1792. - 3 Bl., 116 S., 1 Bl. (Subskribentenverzeichnis mit 72 Einträgen). Kl.4° (20,5 x 14 cm). Wohl in früheren Pergamenteinband gebunden (Remboitage) Am 17. Dezember 1790 wurden bei Planierungsarbeiten am Platz südlich der Kathedrale von Mexico-City (ehemals der Tempelbezirk von Tenochtitlán) die beiden hier beschriebenen Objekte gefunden, deren eines mit dem Gewicht von 24500 Kg lange für einen Kalender ('Montezumas Uhr') gehalten wurde, wobei seine Funktion die eines Opfersteines war. Das andere, aus schwarzem Basalt, ist eine Statue der Coatlicue und zeigt die Göttin in einem Rock aus Schlangenleibern. Beides sind heute die zentralen Objekte im Aztekensaal des Nationalmuseums für Anthroplogie und Geschichte in Mexico-City und in ihrer Bedeutung für das Verständnis der aztekischen Kultur kaum zu überschätzen. In vorliegendem Werk ist das gesammte damalige Wissen über die Zeitrechnung der Azteken von dem mexikanischen Astronom und Anthropologen Antonio de Léon y Gama (1735-1802) zusammengefaßt; es wurde gedruckt vom Kartographen Felipe de Zúniga y Ontiveros (1717-1793), dem seinerzeit wichtigsten Drucker auf amerikanischem Boden. Sabin c 40059 (= X, 213f). Einband fleckig, berieben und gebräunt; Innengelenke gelockert bzw. angeplatzt; teils etwas stockfleckig; die Tafeln teils braunfleckig und mit geklebtem bzw. hinterlegtem Einriss; im Kalendarteil mit dezenten Glossen in brauner Tinte; auf hinterem fliegendem Vorsatz ganzseitiger Eintrag in frz. Sprache, wohl Zitat Alexander von Humboldts über die beiden Fundstücke. Kein Zuschlagsergebnis dieses Titels auf einer dt. Nachkriegsauktion; 1 Expl. in öffentlicher Bibliothek (StaBi Berlin). Auf vorderem fliegendem Vorsatz das Exlibris des Altertumforschers Chandon de Briailles (1892-1953). SP

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        Andrew Kippis, D.D. F.R.S. & S.A.

      London: Thos. Macklin, 20 October, 1792. Stipple engraving, 290 x 210 mm., An uncommon portrait of Cook's great first biographer, stipple-engraved by the great artist Bartolozzi, famous for his role in producing many of the engravings relating to Cook's third voyage, including a portrait of Cook and the famous separately-issued death scene at Kealekekua.Reverend Andrew Kippis (1725-1795) was an antiquarian and writer who wrote the most important biography of Cook, published in 1788. Like the other two main landlubber writers who worked on Cook's voyages, John Hawkesworth and the Canon John Douglas, Kippis and his biography have attracted some criticism, but its importance to the legacy of Cook is immeasureable, not least because some version remained the standard biography, endlessly reprinted, for over a century.The engraving was made by William Artaud, and is the first portrait of Kippis recorded by the UK National Portrait Gallery. Very good.

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        für die Preussischen Staaten.

      Berlin, bey Joachim Pauli, 1792. 4 Teile und Register in 4 Bänden. 8vo. (I:) Titelkupfer, Tb., XXXII, 424; (II:) Tb., (425-) 1064; (III:) Tb., 696; (IV:) Tb., (697-) 1400 S.; (Register:) Tb., 394 S. Schöne zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit geprägten Rückenschildern, Lederecken und Buntpapierbezug. (Stempel \"K.P.G.C.\" und preußischem Adler auf Tb.-Rückseiten, Buntpapierbezug stellenw. leicht berieben, kl. Ausriss am unteren Kapital des Registereinbandes repariert). Extrem seltene Titelauflage (1792) der Erstausgabe (1791) des Preußischen Landrechts. - Das Gesetzbuch, verabschiedet und gedruckt in 1791, sollte im Frühsommer 1792 in Kraft treten. Es handelt sich bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe um die Ausgabe 1791, die im Jahre 1792 vom Verleger Pauli lediglich mit neuen Titelblättern versehen wurde. Es handelt sich also eigentlich um die Erstausgabe, erkennbar am dem Teil I vorangestellten Patent des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm, hier umfassend die Seiten I-XX: \"Wir Friedrich Wilhelm, von Gottes Gnaden König von Preussen u. s. w. Thun kund und fügen hierdurch jedermann zu wissen: Seit dem Antritte Unserer Regierung haben Wir in der völligen Ueberzeugung, daß gute und billige, deutlich und bestimmt abgefaßte Gesetze zum allgemeinen Wohl eben so sehr, als zur Sicherung und Beförderung der Privatglückseeligkeit eines jeden Einwohners im Staate nothwendig sind, Uns angelegen seyn lassen, Unsern getreuen Unterthanen ein solches Gesetzbuch zu verschaffen...\". Das Publikationspatent erteilte der preußische König am 20. März 1791. Mit dem 1. Juni 1792 sollte das Gesetzbuch Gesetzeskraft erlangen. Das Werk war noch nicht erschienen, als es am 18. April 1792 suspendiert wurde. Die Suspension galt zunächst für unbestimmte Zeit, kein Werk durfte in den Handel, kein Exemplar wurde verkauft. Später durften die 1791 gedruckten Exemplare mit neuem Titelblatt 1792 in den Handel gebracht werden. Das Gesetzbuch wurde - nach einigen Modifikationen - erst im Jahre 1794 unter dem neuen Titel \"Allgemeines Landrecht für die preussischen Staaten\" und mit dem Hinweis \"Zweyte Auflage\" herausgebracht. - Das erste Land, das im Sinne des Vernunftrechtes Kodifikationen zu schaffen suchte, um damit die menschliche Gesellschaft nach Vernunftgründen zu organisieren, war das Königreich Preussen. Die Initiative für das Reformwerk ergriff noch Friedrich der Große, der sich in Fragen der Gesetzgebung als ein Schüler von Voltaire und Montesquieu verstand. Die bereits zu Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts angefangenen Arbeiten fanden jedoch erst mit dem \"Allgemeinen Landrecht für die Preussischen Staaten\" ihren Abschluß. Jedoch konnte sich der Entwurf zunächst nicht vom Römischen Recht und dessen Systematik der Institutionen lösen. Erst die Übernahme der Systemversuche von Christian Wolff und Samuel Pufendorf ließen das preußische Gesetzeswerk reifen und schließlich zu einem der Höhepunkte der zivilrechtlichen Kodifikationen im Zeitalter des Vernunftrechts werden. Das Allgemeine Preußische Landrecht sollte eine endgültige Regelung der Gesellschaftsordnung darstellen: über 20000 Paragraphen sollten alle Einzelheiten des Lebens regeln. Die Endgültigkeit der Regelungen führte beinahe zwangsläufig zu einem Kommentierungsverbot. Alle im Gesetz nicht geregelten Tatbestände mußten danach durch Anfrage beim Justizminister in Berlin angefragt und geregelt werden. Aber nicht nur die Richter, auch die Rechtslehrer und Wissenschaftler durften nicht kommentieren. Zumindest sollten ihre Meinungen nicht berücksichtigt werden: \"Auf Meinungen der Rechtslehrer soll bei künftigen Entscheidungen keine Rücksicht genommen werden\". Versand D: 2,00 EUR 0.3.1.3. Preussen, 7.1.9. Gesetzeswerke

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        Oeuvres complètes... Tome premier... (e Tome trente-quatrième )

      Sanson, 1792. 12mo (cm. 14), 34 Voll. Opera completa contenente: Politique, Discours sur le fondement de l’inégalité, Discours sur l’économie politique, Du contrat social, Gouvernement de Pologne, La nouvelle Héloise, L’Emile, Mélanges, Lettre à de Beaumont, à d’Alembert, Lettres écrites de la montagne, Discours sur la vérité la plus nécessaire, lettres, traductions, Botanique, Théâtre, Musique, Dictionnaire de Musique, Confessions, Divers (in maggioranza Correspondances). Legature ottocentesche in mz. pelle con fregi, fili, titolo e numerazione in oro ai dorsi. Buono stato di conservazione.

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        Recueil de 77 pièces sur le procès de Louis XVI

      1792 - Grand et fort in-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque, 77 pièces reliés ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel du Minéralogiste; ou Sciagraphie du Règne Minéral, distribuée d'après l'analyse chimique ... traduite et augmentée de notes par M. Mongez ... Nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée par J.C. Delamétherie.

      Paris, Cuchet, 1792. 2 volumes. (215 x 140 mm). pp. cxx, 357; 443, with 2 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with red and green gilt lettered labels, uncut. Second French edition, very much enlarged by Lamétherie. It was 'an important textbook for a generation of French scientists, and contributed to the acceptance of chemical composition as an important criterion in distinguishing minerals' (DSB).The first edition 'Sciagraphia regni mineralis' was published in 1782. 'Following Linnaeus, Bergman divided inorganic substances into classes, genera, and species; and, as Linnaeus had done with plants and animals, he defined each class and genus by one word and each species by two' (DSB). A fine copy.//Ward & Carozzi 179.

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        France militaire, histoire des armées françaises, de terre et de mer. De 1792 a 1833. 5 volumi

      1792. AUTORE A. Hugo TITOLO France militaire, histoire des armées françaises, de terre et de mer. De 1792 a 1833. 5 volumi LINGUA francese LUOGO (editore/traduttore) Parigi - Chez Delloye, éditeur de la france pittoresque ANNO DI PUBBLICAZIONE/EDIZIONE 1835- I edizione FORMATO 19,5x28,5 TIPO COPERTINA cartonata con dorso in pelle e scritte in oro N° PAGINE Volume primo 312 Volume secondo 320 Volume terzo 320 Volume quarto 319 Volume quinto 368 ILLUSTRATO ill. in Bn DESCRIZIONE LIBRO Opera completa in tutte le sue parti, nel volume secondo manca la pagina del frontespizio. Pagine ben conservate ma con alune macchie di ingiallimento dovute dal tempo. Copertine dei volumi ben conservate ma con segni del tempo trascorso, dorsi molto ben conservati.

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        Une année de la vie du chevalier de Faublas. Six semaines de la vie du chevalier de Faublas. La fin des amours du chevalier de Faublas.

      - Chez Bailly, A Londres& se trouve àParis 1792, in-12 (9,5x17cm), viij, 111pp. ; 104pp. ; 124pp. et 117pp. ; (4) 139pp. et 152pp. ; 147pp. et 120pp. ; 132pp. et 125pp. ; 132pp. et (4) ; 131pp., 6 volumes reliés. - Terza edizione. Bound in pieno biondo pelle di pecora radicato. Torna liscio decorato con ferri e due scatole di api alle ruote posteriori, grotteschi. Parte del titolo e del numero del volume in marocchino rosso. 6 angoli urtato. Buon set. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième édition collective complète. Reliure en pleine basane blonde racinée. Dos lisse orné de fers à l'abeille et de deux caissons à la grotesque, roulettes en queue. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. 6 coins émoussés. Trois trous de vers en queue du tome 1. Bon ensemble, décoratif. Publié en trois parties de 1787 à 1790, La vie et les amours du chevalier de Faublas est un roman libertin (le dernier du XVIIIe siècle) contant les aventures amoureuses d'un jeune provincial installé à Paris avec son père et sa soeur. Le roman emprunte à plusieurs genres, celui de la littérature libertine avec Crébillon fils, celui de la comédie libertine avec Andréa de Nerciat, et celui du roman d'aventure ; on y distingue également une tendance à l'introspection héritée de Rousseau. On ne saurait toutefois oublier que l'oeuvre a été écrite pour dénoncer la corruption des moeurs d'avant la Révolution. Il est certain que l'ouvrage eut un beau succès et assura une fortune assez considérable à son auteur.

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        Heptameron français. Les nouvelles de Marguerite, Reine de Navarre

      New edition, illustrated with a frontispiece by Dunker and engraved by Eichler and repeated in three volumes entitled to French Heptaméron 73 figures by Freudeberg and engraved by Gutenberg, Halbou, Henriquez ... 72 and 72 vignettes cul-de-lamp by Dunker engraved by itself and Richter, Eichler. Page titles engraved caligraphiques characters, what sets this edition of the first draft by 1783. The illustration, fine and detailed, is very beautiful and "engraved with remarkable finesse" (Cohen). Chez la Nouvelle Société Typographique Berne 1792 In-8 xlvij (1bc.) 275pp. et (4) 308pp. et (4) 250pp. (1) 3 volumes reliés

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        Beschreibung der hochfürstlich-erzbischöflichen Haupt– und Residenzstadt Salzburg und ihrer Gegenden (2 Bände).

      Salzburg, Oberer für den Verfasser, 1792/93. - Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 1 gestochenem Faltplan, XXXII, 594 Seiten, 6 Blatt; VIII, 620 Seiten, 6 Blatt, Halblederbände der Zeit, 20 x 12 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, innen etwas gebräunt, sonst gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain (Carefully Selected & Arranged from the Works of the Most Admired Authors in Six Volumes)

      Printed by J Roach 17921794, London - , in six volumes, 21 engraved plates with titles (including frontispieces), 6 engraved title pages with various type-scripts, 23 engraved title pages with various type-scripts to each section, various poets (including Milton, Pope, Dryden, Goldsmith, Gray) First Edition , slight rubbing to covers, bumping to corners, chipping to upper spine edges Vol II and III, dent to foredge of upper boards Vol III and VI, occasional marking throughout each volume, tear to title pages Vol III and V, repair to title page Vol 1, good condition , full calf, gilt decorative rules to covers, gilt titles on labels to spines with gilt decorations, brown ribbons in sixes, 16 x 10 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Castella Gandolfo\". Blick von der breiten, baumbestandenen, aufwärts führenden Straße links auf den Ort mit der Kirchenkuppel in der Bildmitte, vorne rechts unter einem hohen Baum ruht ein Ehepaar in Tracht mit seinem Kind.

       Radierung, bez., sign. und dat. \"J. Mechau f. Romae 1792\", 34,5 x 26 cm. Nagler 10. - Aus der Folge: \"Malerisch radirte Prospekte aus Italien\", erschienen bei Frauenholz in Nürnberg. - In den breiten Rändern nur minimal gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Künstlergraphik, Italien, Landschaften

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        DRAMAS for the use of Young Ladies.

      [2], 178, [2] pages. Engraved vignette on title. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, recently re-backed. 12mo. First edition. Title vignette had offset onto free endpaper and title-leaf of first play; corners and edges rubbed and worn; gift inscription on endpaper; later inscription on title: [Los Angeles 1902]; small ink stamp beneath vignette on title and again, at the end of the book; else very good. The book consists of two plays, 'The Fortunate Disappointment' and 'Domestic Woe', written by Miss C Short for a Society of young Ladies. The final leaf is a statement of gratitude to the author's friend, Miss Seward [Anna Seward] for her contribution of the Prologue and Epilogue to the 'Fortunate Disappointment.' 'These little Dramas were written for a Society of Young Ladies, in whose welfare and improvement I am warmly interested; and a they have proved beneficial to this small circle, in promoting the habit of speaking with grace and propriety, I conceived they might be useful to others in similar situations, and therefore determined to present them to the public.' Preface.

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        The Works of the author of the Night-Thoughts. Revised and corrected by himself.

      London: Dodsley, etc. 1792 - Frontispiece. Three volumes. Bound in contemporary tree calf with a red goatskin backstrip. Covers decorated with a single outer gilt fillet; flat spine divided into six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on black morocco labels, the remainder decorated with helix and oval tools; fore-edges hatched in gilt; comb-marbled endpapers; red and gold endbands; green silk marker. Edges of the boards green and yellow. Signature of Rev. D. Johnson on endpaper. A very elegant binding in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iphigenie en Tauride Tragédie en Quatre Actes [Par Mr. Guillard, Mise en Musique et Dédiée A La Reine]... Répresentée pour le Premiere fois par l'Academie Royale de Musique le mardi 18 Mai 1779. Prix 24 livres. [Full score].

      Paris: Des Lauriers [without PN], [between 1779 and 1792]. Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with mid-tan leather label with decorative border gilt lettered "Romagnat" to upper, edges colored in red. 1f. (title), 211, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With blank overpaste to title with later manuscript note in pencil: "On a caché par cette [...] un nom [...] d'une personne qui a été guillotinée[:] Marie-Antoinette" (by this overpaste, a name of a guillotined person has been obscured: Marie-Antoinette). Labels to verso of upper board: printed advertisement of "Husson Marchand Papier" to upper left corner; "Ex libris Georges van Parys" (in the shape of a G clef) to center. Bass figures entered throughout: pp. 1-31, 164-70, and 174-end in pencil, otherwise in ink. Some moderate browning; occasional creasing and staining. Second edition, first issue. Hopkinson 46A (a). Wotquenne 46 (pp. 215-16). Lesure p. 239. RISM G2816. "Iphigénie en Tauride was given on May 18, 1778, with excellent singers; Rosalie Lavasseur sang Iphigénie, Larrivée Oreste, Legros Pylade, and Moreau Thoas... The opera had a great success immediately, and even Grimm wrote of it - I do not know whether this is melody, but perhaps it is something better. When I hear Iphigénie I forget I am at the opera; I seem to be listening to a Greek tragedy, with music by Lekain and Mlle Clarion. It was the crowning point of Gluck's career. Guillard had provided an excellent libretto, more classical than Goethe's poem, less Christian and more ruthless; and Gluck had seized on the contrast between Scythians and Greeks, upon the perfectly dramatic figures of Iphigenia and Orestes, and had produced a work which both re-created a part of Greek tragedy and at the same time foretold a new world." Cooper: Gluck, p. 258. While Marie-Antoinette is not actually mentioned on the title, she was the queen to whom the work is dedicated. Hopkinson describes a later issue with a new title without the dedication (46 A [c]). Georges van Parys (1902-1971) was a French composer of operetta and film music.

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        Catalogue raisonné d'après les meilleurs principes économiques ... du citoyen Tatin ... contenant toutes les graines potagères, de fleurs, de fourrages, oignons de fleurs, griffes, pates, plans et plantes vivaces, arbres fruitiers, arbres et arbrisseaux d'agrément qui composent son commerce.

      [Paris, 1792]. ____ Ce catalogue est un véritable manuel de jardinage, avec de longs exposés sur les méthodes de culture, les plantations, la taille, les variétés... Par le citoyen Tatin qui était "marchand grainier fleuriste, à la Garantie, place du quai de l'Ecole à Paris." Publié sans lieu, ni date, une note manuscrite sur le titre de l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque Nationale indique 1792. No copy in USA according to OCLC. *****. In-8. Collation : 162 pp. Demi-basane. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Moral and Political Subjects

      Boston: Peter Edes for Thomas and Andrews, 1792. Hardcover. 8vo, three quarter Morocco over marbled boards. xvi, [1],18-340 pp; prelims and half title present. Scattered foxing, else a clean copy with some rubbing to the joint and extremities. One of two editions printed in America in 1792 the other being Philadelphia. A cornerstone of feminst thought. cshc. Very good.

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        A correction of abuses in government,

      8vo., (6) + 132pp., including the half-title, emphasis marks in pencil and a few annotations, also in pencil, contemporary calf, now neatly rebacked and labelled to match. A very good copy with the contemporary ownership signature on half-title of G. Ricketts and the later armorial bookplate of Edwards Ricketts on pastedown.Publisher: London: printed for H.D. Symonds.Year: 1792Edition: Probably the only early edition and certainly very rare. [ESTC & OCLC find copies at only 4 libraries: BL + NLS + Rutgers + Un. of Victoria].

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        The Constitution of England; Or, an Account of the English Government: In Which It Is Compared, Both with the Republican Form of Government, and the other Monarchies of Europe [etc.]. Cohen 2754 [mis-citing the Evans number, which is Evans 24263]

      Only American edition of a classic treatment of the English constitution and of comparative constitutional law, said to have prompted Bentham's remark that "Our Author [Blackstone] has copied: but Mr. de L'olme has thought". Contemporary mottled sheep, rubbed, joints cracking, yet an appealing copy. Printed by Hodge & Campbell, and Sold at Their . . . Book-Stores, New-York, 1792.

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         Les chaînes de l'esclavage Ouvrage destiné à développer les noirs attentats des princes contre les peuples; les ressords secrets, les ruses, les menées, les artifices, les coups d'état qu'ils employent pour détruire la liberté, et les scènes sanglantes qui accompagnent le despotisme.

      P., imp. de Marat, l'an premier de la République, (1792), in 8°, de 366pp. (mal chiffrées 364), broché époque, couv. papier vert avec étiquette au dos, sous double emboîtage en cart. moderne, restauration en marge du faux titre et qq. rares rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire à toutes marges tel que paru. Très rare première édition française de ce texte fameux rédigé en français alors que Marat était en Angleterre. Il fut traduit par lui-même en anglais et publié à très petit nombre à Londres en 1774. L'édition française ne parut donc que 19 ans plus tard, corrigée et augmentée de propos sur la guerre d'indépendance américaine et sur les trois années de révolution en France. "C'est aux chaînes de l'esclavage que Marat doit sa réputation d'avoir été le premier théoricien de l'insurrection." (G. Walter Marat, p.27). Il y dénonce le despotisme des rois et leur usurpation progressive du pouvoir, y défend la liberté, les droits de l'homme et le principe de la souveraineté du peuple. A la fin se trouve le "Tableau des vices de la Constitution angloise, présenté en août 1789 aux Etats-Généraux, comme une série d'écueils à éviter dans le gouvernement qu'ils voulaient donner à la France". ¶ Bougeart p.366 - Martin & Walter n°22849.

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        The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.

      London: Printed for T. Longman et al. 1792. Three volumes, small octavo, with four engraved plates; in attractive contemporary half roan, flat spines lettered in gilt. A very attractive set of a "new edition" of this great novel, first published in 1749, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his bookplates and signed at the top of each title page. Two leaves with corners torn off (losing two letters on each of two pages), a few other trivial tears but an excellent fresh set.

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        The Expedition of Humphry Clinker.

      London: T. Longman, and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1792. Three volumes, small octavo; a fine copy in contemporary half roan, flat spines lettered in gilt. A fine set of the fourth edition of this famous novel, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his bookplates and signed at the top of each title page.

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        A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-fruit Tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty... including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies.

      London: George Nicol, 1792. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, and six plans and charts; fine uncut copy in recent half spotted calf with black and crimson morocco spine labels. First edition. This is a handsome and notably large copy of this classic, one of the great voyage accounts of all time: the official narrative by William Bligh of the voyage of the Bounty. This is the full account of the voyage, and includes a slightly altered version of Bligh's description of the mutiny and the open-boat voyage which had been rushed into print separately two years earlier. At the time of this publication Bligh was on his second breadfruit voyage, and the work was edited by James Burney with the assistance of Sir Joseph Banks.The open-boat voyage, one of the most famous feats of seamanship of all time, was also notable for the coastal discoveries made almost accidentally in the course of the desperate voyage. Bligh's description here is accompanied by his important engraved chart of discoveries made on the coast of present-day Queensland. His achievement in charting large sections of the coast under conditions of terrible hardship partly completed the work of Cook himself on the Australian east coast. Occasional light foxing, likewise affecting the frontispiece (as often).

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        Historiae evangelicae libri IV Eiusdem carmina dubia aut supposititia Ad MSS codices Vaticanos aliosque et ad veteres editiones recensuit Faustinus Arevalus Rome apud Antonium Fulgonium

      

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        A topographical survey of the great road from London to Bath and Bristol. With historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages, and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it; illustrated by perspective views of the most select and picturesque scenery To which is added a correct map of the country Three miles on each side of the road; planned from a scale of one inch to a mile

      First Edition London printed for the author, Charles-street, ST. Jame's-square; and William Faden [replaced by R. Faulder in vol. II], Charing-cross M.DCC.XCII. [1792] Complete in two royal octavo volumes. [2, half-title, blank],xv,[1],154; vii,[1],190,[2, errata, blank]pp, with 65 aquatint plates in sepia "beautifully engraved and resembl[ing John] Carey's work" (Cox) and 11 maps (10 double-page). Recent period-style half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spines in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces gilt, end papers renewed?a very handsome presentation. Title and half-title toned, expected offsetting of plates, otherwise a Fine, attractive set. Abbey, Scenery, 24. Cox 1792. Brunet 1333. Lowndes III, 2105. ESTC Citation No. T100355.Fine First Edition. "A few copies were printed on large paper; these are often found with the plates coloured." (Abbey) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        A Digest of the Laws of England. The Third Edition, considerably Enlarged, and Continued down to the present Time, By Stewart Kyd [etc.]. In Six Volumes. Cowley 283

      Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.]. The last 18th century edition of "[t]he last of the great common law abridgments", praised by Justice Story, achieving "the perfection of Bacon's system", and marking the great step towards the scientifically arranged modern abridgment. Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco labels, gilt, red edges with Chester / Circuit Library / Poole stencilled upon them; an unusually bound fresh set. Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1792.

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        Contes et nouvelles en vers Paris chez Chevalier

      

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        A Particular Account of The Insurrection of The Negroes of St. Domingo, Begun in August 1791. Speech made to the National Assembly, the third of November, 1791, by the Deputies from The General Assembly of The French Part of St. Domingo. Translated from the French.

      1792. Fourth Edition, with notes and appendix extracted from authentic original papers. Disbound, untrimmed with wide margins, very good indeed. An astonishing and fascinating account of the 1791 Maroon slave uprising in Haiti (the only slave uprising ever to have resulted in the subsequent formation of a nation state) which resulted in the abolition of slavery in France in 1794 (until its resurrection under Napoleon) and the rise of the Haitian leader Toussaint Louverture. A fascinating survival, very scarce.

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        Chart of the Coast Between Botany Bay and Broken Bay

      London: John Stockdale, 1792. Engraved chart, 720 x 400 mm. Important early colonial map of the coastline of New South Wales, a direct result of searching for alternate settlement sites within easy sailing distance from Sydney Cove. John Hunter and William Bradley undertook surveys of Broken Bay and Botany Bay and the coastline that linked them; the result being this fine sounding chart of all three harbours. This map was originally published to accompany Hunter's great early settlement account titled An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island (1793). A little toning and browning, folded to quarto size, now preserved as a flat sheet.

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        Della Specola Astronomica de' Regi Studi di Palermo Libri Quattro.

      First edition Palermo: Reale Stamperia, 1792. A fine copy, uncut in the original boards, of Piazzi's account of the Palermo Observatory, which he established, and where he made the observations that led to his discovery, on January 1, 1801, of the minor planet Ceres. Specola Astronomica includes Piazzi's description of the astronomical instruments he had commissioned and assembled for the Palermo Observatory, the most famous of which was Jesse Ramsden's vertical circle, illustrated on the plates in this volume. A "large theodolite-type instrument was the 5-foot vertical circle which Ramsden made for Piazzi's new observatory at Palermo. Both Ramsden and Piazzi worked at this instrument, twice abandoned before its completion in August, 1789. The horizontal circle gave readings in azimuth read by a micrometer microscope, and the vertical, readings in altitude by two diametrically opposed microscopes. The divisions on the circles were illuminated by an inclined silver mirror fixed to each microscope, and the wires in the telescope eyepiece by transmitting light from a small instrument through the hollow tube-axis - two Ramsden innovations. This instrument, the finest complete circle hitherto made, formed the basis of Piazzi's astronomical work. With it he catalogued nearly 8000 stars, compiled a valuable table of refractions, and attempted to measure the parallax of several bright stars. The great labour involved in the catalogue is the more remarkable when we consider that each star was observed several times before its position was decided" (King, History of the Telescope, pp. 166-8, with the circle illustrated). Summoned in 1780 by the viceroy of Sicily to fill the chair of higher mathematics at the Academy of Palermo, Piazzi was encouraged to establish an astronomical observatory, "and toward the end of the 1780s Piazzi went to England in order to obtain the best possible equipment. "In England, Piazzi met Maskelyne, William Herschel, and Ramsden... The most important result of Piazzi's English visit... was the great five-foot vertical circle, a masterpiece of eighteenth-century technology, that he commissioned from Ramsden. It was installed in the observatory in the Santa Ninfa tower of the royal palace of Palermo in 1789, and is still preserved there. The Palermo observatory opened in 1790, and Piazzi was appointed its director, a post that he retained for most of the rest of his life. "Having returned to Palermo, Piazzi took up the problem of the precise determination of the astronomical coordinates (direct ascension and declination) of the principal stars. Palermo was then the southernmost European observatory, and the favourable climatic conditions that it provided allowed him to study more stars than had been previously catalogued, with a greater degree of accuracy" (DSB). Piazzi published two additional parts of this work, but without plates, in 1794 and 1806. Lalande, p. 622 ("Ce grand et précieux ouvrage"). Folio (370 x 255 mm), pp. xxxii, 240 and 4 folding engraved plates (the first plate showing Ramsden's vertical circle measures 650 x 470 mm). Uncut and completely untouched in the original carta rustica, a very fine, fresh, and crisp copy. Rare.

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        The American geography; or, A view of the present situation of the United States of America containing astronomical geography, geographical definitions, discovery, and general description of America and the United States . . . with a particular description of Kentucky, the Western territory, and Vermont . . . to which is added, an abridgment of the geography of the British, Spanish, French and Dutch dominions in America and the West Indies . . .

      Second Edition London printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly MDCCXCII. [1792] Thick 8vo: xvi,536pp, with two large folding maps (States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida . . . by Joseph Purcell; and Northern and Middle States, comprehending the Western Territory and the British Dominions in North America from the best Authorities )and Evans's [folding] polymetric table of America, corrected and improved, shewing the distances between principal towns. Early Essay of the two fold-out maps. Maps fine condition, . Contemporary half-calf, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt rules, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled brown, plain period end papers. An altogether superior example, tightly bound, text pristine, the splendid maps on heavy stock correctly folded and free of tears and stains. Howes M840; Siebert sale, lot 203. Sabin 50924. Fine Second Edition of this paean to the progress of the new American nation by the Father of American Geography, containing "much curious reading which will never become obsolete." (J. R. Smith, Bibliotheca Americana, 1619) Dissatisfied with the treatment of America in British geographies, Morse, clergyman, geographer, and father of inventor Samuel Morse, wrote this first textbook on American geography. In addition to expounding authoritatively on geography, he rebutted certain racist views published in the Encyclopædia Britannica concerning Native American peoples (for instance, that their women were "slavish" and that their skins and skulls were thicker than those of other humans). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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         Essai sur le despotisme Troisième édition, corrigée de la main de l'auteur sur l'exemplaire de la seconde édition acheté à sa vente. Précédé de la lettre de M. de S.M. aux auteurs de la Gazette Littéraire, & suivi de l'Avis aux Hessois, & de la réponse aux Conseils de la Raison.

      Paris, chez Le Jay, 1792, in 8°, de XL-336pp., pl. basane époque, dos lisse orné, premier plat frappé au monogramme EJPS dans un ovale surmonté d'une grenade (Grenadier de l'Empire?) qq. rousseurs et brunissures sinon bel exemplaire. La meilleure édition et la seule avec "l'Avis aux Hessois et autres peuples de l'Allemagne vendus par leurs Princes à l'Angleterre"(paru séparément en 1777). L'avis, qui rappelle l'utilisation de mercenaires allemands par les Anglais contre les colons américains, paraît ici en pleine guerre d'Indépendance des Etats-Unis. L'ouvrage est avant tout un violent pamphlet contre le pouvoir absolu. "Dans cet insolent libelle, intitulé Essai sur le Despotisme, sous couleur de réfuter les théories de Jean-Jacques sur la bonté naturelle de l"homme, l"auteur s"attaquait de front aux pouvoirs." (Duc de Castries, Mirabeau, p. 105) ¶ Martin & Walter 24535 - Echeverria & Wilkie 792/62 - Quérard Fr. litt. VI-155

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        'Hints Respecting Botany Bay' [in] Miscellanies in Prose and Verse...

      Edinburgh: J. Robertson, 1792. Octavo, 336 pp.; a very good copy in nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards. Rare, with an early essay on Botany Bay by a Scottish judge and therefore providing some insight into the reaction of the legal profession to the realities of transportation: 'the Botany-bay scheme is the most absurd, prodigal and impracticable vision that ever intoxicated the mind of man.'Lord Gardenstone (1721-1793) was a distinguished judge, bon vivant and a wonderful eccentric noted for his fondness for pigs: he was 'distinguished for his conviviality, at a period when, especially in Scotland, it must be admitted that real proficiency was requisite to procure fame in that qualification' (Robert Chambers, A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, 1835). He also found time to be an occasional writer, and this is a charming selection of some of his pensées and poems, which unsurprisingly includes a rollicking ode 'On Hard Drinking.'In his 'Hints on Botany Bay', Lord Gardenstone takes as his starting point the contemporary reports that some 2029 convicts had been transported prior to 18 March 1791, at a cost of £374,000 beside some unrecorded "contingencies". He was astounded by the excessively high cost of hundreds of pounds per convict, especially when there was no hint that the costs would abate; Gardenstone recommended instead the adoption of the Panopticon as devised by the great penal theorist Jeremy Bentham. To those who would argue that the colony would become quickly self-sufficient, he noted that such dreams of agriculture in Sydney were unconvincing when one realised that Governor Phillip's exploring party took five days 'to penetrate thirty miles into the desart' - evidence, by the way, that he had read Phillip's account.This is the second edition, although copies of the first edition appear to be very thin on the ground indeed (no copy of any first edition is recorded by the English Short Title Catalogue, suggesting that the "first" edition may well be a publisher's puff). Ferguson recorded copies of this second edition in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia. Binding rubbed.

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        Observations On The River Wye, And Several Parts Of South Wales, &c. Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty; Made In The Summer Of The Year 1770.

      Early Reprint London printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand M.DCC.XCII. [1792] 8vo: [xvi],152,[2]pp, including final advertisement leaf and 17 full-page oval aquatints (without titles, numbers, signatures or imprints). Recent quarter calf, smooth spine in five compartments (two with central gilt tools) divided by double rules, red morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled paper-covered boards plain end papers renewed. An excellent copy, complete with 17 plates present (only 16 called for), pages clean and bright with only occasional offsetting, handsome period-style binding. Bland, History of Book Illustration, p. 247. Abbey, Scenery, 546 (calling for only 16 plates). Prideaux, p. 337. Martin Hardie, p. 120. Henrey II, p. 531. Barbier, pp. 49-51. Near Fine Third Edition (first published 1772). "[F]irst of a series of five works with similar titles, creating a new class of travel which exposed the author to the satire of Combe's 'Dr. Syntax.' The illustrations to all these books are in aquatint, over which is washed with the brush a tint of warm yellow or brown to give tone to the picture. . . " (Hardie). In June of 1770, Gilpin embarked on his first truly picturesque tour. "Sailing down the Wye proved a very different trip from [Gilpin's earlier] tame journey down the Thames: the ruined castles and mountains of Wales were indeed exciting after the flat countryside of eastern and south-eastern England. . . . here was landscape that called for description, that matched his [Gilpin's] conceptions of beauty and grandeur." (Barbier) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Histoire de Gérard de Nevers et de la belle Euriant sa mie

      De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune. New illustrated edition of 3 boards (4) of Moreau.Contemporary binding in full red morocco. Smooth spine tooled with fillets, friezes and gilded florets. Golden Roulette coaching boards. Gilt rolls on the cuts and caps. All edges gilt. Back a little past, otherwise very nice copy. De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune Paris 1792 in-18 (8,5x13,5cm) (4) 247pp. relié

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        Almanach national géographique et portatif

      [179 - 12 pièces (cartes et Desnos, Aubry, [1792], in-8, 12 pièces (cartes et tableaux), précédées et suivie de feuillets vierges, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge sur le plat supérieur, Recueil composite constitué de pièces de provenance diverses, composant un "Almanach géographique" de la France pour la période la Révolution française et de la campagne de 1792, la plupart publiées chez Desnos, soit : 1 tableau sur deux feuillets doubles in-4 donnant le Décadaire pour l'An III (sextile) de la République Française. avec les fêtes républicaines et les anciens jours de la semaine. Se trouve à Paris, chez Aubry [de l'imprimerie de Pellier]. 4 cartes in-8 de la France avec rehauts à l'aquarelle, publiées chez le libraire et ingénieur géographe Louis-Charles Desnos (1725-1805) en 1792 - LARTIGUE, Théâtre de la guerre. Carte pour suivre la marche des armées françoises dans l'Allemagne et les Pays-Bas. Par. - La France divisée en 83 départements avec leurs chef-lieux, suivant le décret de l'Assemblée Nationale, sanctionné en 1792. corrigée par M.B. et Desnos. enluminée de manière à faire voir la position des huit armées de la République - La France considérée dans l'étendue de son commerce intérieur avec le cours des rivières navigables. - Carte des villes de guerre et place fortifiées de la France 2 cartes aquarellées in-8 de Paris, et des environs, publiées chez le même : - Plan de Paris divisé en ses six tribunaux - Département de Paris divisé en ses six tribunaux 2 cartes "odographiques" (qui indiquent les routes) circulaires aquarellées de la France, toujours chez Desnos : - Rizzi ZANNONI, Carte odographique. ou Tableau des distances des principales villes du Royaume à la capitale (numérotée 32) - Carte odographique de toutes les routes les plus fréquentées de Paris à toutes les capitales, ports de mer et autres villes commerçantes de l'Europe. dressée. par L. C. Desnos (numérotée 33) 1 grand tableau in-4 : Table d'escompte à 5% par an, très utile à tous les négociants banquiers. A Paris, chez Desnos, s.d. 1 grand tableau dépliant in-4 avec rehauts à l'aquarelle : Routes de France tirées de l'Indicateur Fidèle. S.n, s.d. 1 tableau contenant la table des cartes pour l'Atlas National & général de la France de 1792. Coins émoussés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Dictionnaire encyclopédique des amusemens des sciences mathématiques et physiques des procédés curieux des arts, des tours récréatifs & subtils de la magie blanche, & des découvertes ingénieuses & variées de l'industrie...

      P., Panckoucke, 1792, 1 vol. de texte et 1 atlas in 4°, de VIII-870pp. & 2 tableaux dépl. pour le texte, et 86 planches gravées h. t. représentant plus de 1253 objets ou expériences de magie pour l'atlas, certaines en double page, en 2 vol. cart. papier marbré bleu moderne genre 18e, étiquette au dos, mouillure claire pour l'ensemble de l'ouvrage sinon bon exemplaire. Rare et importante compilation, très rare avec l'atlas, faite par Lacombe à partir des traités de Decremps, Ozanam, Macquès, Nollet, Guyot, Pinetti, Montucla, &c... Ce dictionnaire renferme tous les procédés curieux et intéressants de la prestidigitation, avec de nombreux détails sur les tours récréatifs, expériences de physique, d'optique, de pyrotechnie sans feu, artifices, tours occultes et trompeurs, tours de cartes, de gibecière, etc... ¶ Quérard, Fr. litt. IV/p.366 - Ruegg p.35 - Fechner p.168.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA MAISON D'AUTRICHE, DEPUIS RODOLPHE DE HAPSBOURG (sic !) , JUSQU'A LA MORT DE LEOPOLD II (1218-1792).

      1792. Paris Nicolle 1810 5 volumi in 8° Pagine XVI + 495 + 511 + 578 + 544 + 636 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone. Titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. 11 tavole(su 12) ripiegate fuori testo. Lievissime fioriture. Ottima copia.

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        Recherches sur les costumes et sur les théâtres de toutes les nations, tant anciennes que modernes

      Edition illustrated with a frontispiece and 54 engraved plates in the manner of wash, most in color, with Alix, Wrinkled and Sergeant from Chery.Contemporary binding in full marbled fair calf, back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets, parts of title and volume number of red and black morocco, gilt roulette coaching boards, double gold mesh underscore cuts all red edges.absent partly head cap, leather almost entirely split bit, some scratches and scuffs on the boards. The false title is missing. It attached a handwritten slip showing that the copy was provided by the Society of Arts Friends of Marseille Bellevaut, theater director of the Marseille Gymnasium for six years which put particular scene in the stage adaptation of the Mysteries of Marseille 'Emile Zola. A Masonic buffer at the bottom of this sheet. The work remained unfinished due to the imprisonment and execution of the author in 1792 during the massacres of September. The characters of ancient coins - mainly from Racine - are staged in demand decorations.Provenance: Library of Hippolyte Destailleur (with his bookplate), architect and important player in the influence of French historicist current. Chez M. Drouhin à Paris 1790 in-4 (19,5x26cm) (2) 150pp. (2) et 175pp. 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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        Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein in the Collection of His Majesty for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. With Biographical Tracts. Published by John Chamberlain, Keeper of the King´s Drawings and Medals and F. S. A..

      London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office, 1792 1 Bl. Zueignung, 1 Bl. «Advertisement», alternierend 42 Bl. Biogr. u. 42 Taf. m. montierten farb. gestochenen Porträts (meist «engraved by F[rancesco] Bartolozzi»), Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rücken- u. Deckelpräg., Rücken läd. (vordere Kante geplatzt, kleine Verluste), oft etw. stockfl., erste Bl. min. fingerfleckig, einige Taf. etw. (stock-)fleckig (die 1. Taf. stärker); Tafelträger wellig. Enthält die folgenden 42 (von gesamt wohl 86) Tafeln (jeweils mit 1 Bl. Biographie): Sir John More; (Catherine Willoughby) The Duchess of Suffolk; John Poins (or Poyntz); Lord (Thomas) Vaux; Philip Melanchton; The Lady (Margaret) Eliot; Sir Henry Guldeford; (William Fitzwilliam) The Earl of Southampton; The Lady (Jane) Lister; Sir Thomas Strange; (Edward) Lord Clinton; The Lady (Elizabeth) Vaux; Edward the Sixth; Lord (Thomas) Wentworth; The Lady Ratcliffe; (John) Reskimer; Thomas Parrie; The Lady (Elizabeth) Hobby; Queen Jane Seymour; John More; Thomas. Earl of Surrey; Sir Nicholas Poins; Sir Richard Southwell; The Lady (Mary) of Richmond; (John Fisher) The Bishop of Rochester; Lord (Richard) Rich; The Lady (Elizabeth) Rich; Sir Gawen Carew; Sir Wiliam Sherington; The Marchioness (Frances) of Dorset; J(ohn) Russell. Lord Privy Seal.; Francis Russell. Earl of Bedford; Sir John Gage; The Lady (Mary) Henegham; Lord (George) Cobham; The Lady (Catherine) Borough; (William) Warham. Archb. of Canterbury; John Colet. Dean of Saint Paul´s; The Lady (Anne) Berkeley; Sir George Carew; Nicholas Borbonius; The Lady (Joan) Meutas Versand D: 20,00 EUR Kunst - Monographien Grafik - vor 1800

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