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        Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen....

      Berlin: Friedrich Vieweg, 1793. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. [2], 444 pp., [2]. Engraved title by W. Arndt and C. Jack after Sprengel and Jack and 25 engraved plates by J.S. Capieux, A. Wohlgemuth and J.D.H. after Sprengel. Ink annotations on first free endpaper, some plates with folds, very minor dampstaining to title and first pages, some foxing. Modern half leather. ----Dibner 30; Sparrow 184; Nissen, BBI 1883; Stafleu-C. 12.672; DSB XII, p.588; Norman 1990. - FIRST EDITION. AN IMPORTANT WORK THAT FIRST DEFINED THE FUNCTION OF INSECTS IN PLANT POLLINATION, AND 'PROVIDED DARWIN WITH EVIDENCE FOR HIS THEORY OF EVOLUTION' (DSB XII, p.588). A student of Ernst Ludwig Heim (who also taught Alexander von Humboldt), Sprengel commenced his study of pollination in geraniums in 1787, and the function of insects and the flower's structures in the process, leading him to interpret the 'mystery' of the flower's botanical attributes through pollination and hence reproduction. 'His rediscovery of dichogamy ... led him to one of his major conclusions: "Nature appears not to have intended that any flower should be fertilized by its own pollen". This doctrine, together with the even more important view of the close integration of floral structures with insect visitation, was the first attempt to explain the origin of organic forms from definite relations to the environment' (DSB). However, Sprengel's ideas were not understood or appreciated at the time of publication, and his work remained little-known in his lifetime. It was only when a later generation of botanists investigated the field that the significance of Sprengel's work was understood, as Darwin acknowledged in The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom: 'Long before I had attended to the fertilisation of flowers, a remarkable book appeared in 1793 in Germany ... by C.K. Sprengel, in which he clearly proved by innumerable observations, how essential a part insects play in the fertilisation of many plants. But he was in advance of his age, and his discoveries were for a long time neglected. Very Good....

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command.

      [with] O.T. Psalms. English.1795. Paraphrases. The Psalms of David in metre. Translated, and diligently compared with the original text, and former translations. More plain, smooth, and agreeable to the text, than any heretofore. Allowed by the authority of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, and appointed to be sung in congregations and families. Edinburgh: Mark & Charles Kerr, 1795. 4to. [24] ff. The Kerrs, printers to His Majesty, published a number of Bibles in the late 18th century, with minor to significant variations among the editions -- including several different formats in 1793. In the present (uncommon) large quarto edition, the Apocrypha are not present although listed in table of contents, but the signatures of the Old and New Testaments are continuous and uninterrupted; the New Testament has a separate title-page. This edition ends with leaf 6M4 and does not match Darlow and Moule 957 (Edinburgh: M. & C. Kerr, 1793), described as a folio with text ending on 9R2, although that entry's statement that "The insertion of the Apocrypha interrupts the signatures" would seem to explain the absence of the non-integral Apocrypha; the accompanying Scotch Metrical Psalms of 1795 are also present in Darlow and Moule's listing. Herbert finds additional Kerr printings of 1793, but none that match the format and collation of this copy. Scarce: ESTC, OCLC, and NUC Pre-1956 find only two U.S. holdings. Provenance: The beautifully written ownership note, "Rebecca Jane Emack," at top of first text leaf.

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        James Cook.

      [Holland]: Klauber, 1793. Engraved portrait, 19.7 x 13.7 cm. Most uncommon: an apparently separately-issued engraving of Captain Cook, based on the famous Nathaniel Dance/Sherwin engraving of 1779. This famous portrait is the trademark image of Cook, and this is a fine eighteenth-century version.The engraving is based on Nathaniel Dance's portrait, now held in the National Maritime Museum in the Greenwich Hospital Collection. The portrait was commissioned by Joseph Banks, and Cook is known to have sat for Dance in 1776, before sailing on his third voyage. This version was engraved by Ignaz Sebastian KlauberThe engraving was copied for the first Dutch collected edition of Cook's voyages (Forbes 247).This is a conspicuously rare portrait, and we have never handled another copy. It was known to Beddie through single copies in both the Mitchell and Dixson collections; another copy is also known from the Rex Nan Kivell collection in the National Library of Australia. An excellent impression.

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        Travels in India, during the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783.

      London: printed for the author, and sold by J. Edwards, 1793 - Quarto (286 x 230 mm). Contemporary marbled calf, raised bands to spine, foliate vignettes gilt to compartments between gilt rules, black morocco label, fillet and oak-leaf borders gilt to sides, sprinkled edges, green endpapers, bound purple silk page-marker. With the directions to the binder bound in. Joints and extremities rubbed, a few light scuffs and scattered faint craquelure to sides, tide-mark to top edge of pp. 92-3, the text unaffected, otherwise a few trivial spots or marks, Pass at Sicri Gully and Zananah plates transposed, very short closed tear to folding map stub. An excellent copy, the contents crisp and fresh and with no trace of the usual offsetting or browning. 14 engraved plates (9 of them views) by Medland, Byrne, Angus and others after Hodges, large folding engraved map of part of Bengal and Bihar. First edition, in a superior Regency binding. "The first professional landscape artist to visit India and please such tastes [for the picturesque and the sublime] was William Hodges (1744-1797). He went with a highly individual vision and style of painting which had been formed while he was official artist on Captain Cook's second voyage to the Pacific between 1772 and 1775. Hodges had served his apprenticeship with Richard Wilson and had learnt to paint landscapes in the classical tradition, producing calm wooded scenes lit by a soft glow, the foreground peopled with classical figures. With Captain Cook Hodges was suddenly jerked into observing nature in a completely different way [His] first year in India was disappointing. Hodges' health was poor and the Second Mysore War (1780-84) against Haidar Ali was in progress. This made it impossible for him to explore the countryside of South India freely and he was confined to Madras and its immediate environs. On moving to Calcutta in February 1781, however, he was to travel far more widely through the generosity and patronage of the Governor-General, Warren Hastings, a man of broad culture. During 1781 Hodges made two tours up-country with him during which he saw the ruins of many Muslim palaces, tombs and mosques. The next year he found a patron in Augustus Cleveland, a liberal administrator stationed at Bhagalpur in Bihar. Touring with him Hodges saw a very different India - the forested tracts inhabited by an aboriginal people, the Paharias. During 1783 he made a long expedition up-country to join Major Brown who was heading a diplomatic embassy to the Mughal Emperor. Hodges was now able to see the great Mughal monuments at Agra and Sikandra. He returned through Central India to Calcutta via Lucknow and left India in November 1783" (Archer & Lightbown, India Observed: India as viewed by British Artists 1760-1860, Victoria and Albert Museum 1982, pp. 8-9). There was a second edition of Travels in India the following year. Riddick, History of British India, pp. 170-2. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1793. Rappresentazione della maggior parte dell'Italia settentrionale in tre fogli (tavv. n. 1; 2; 3) con l'aggiunta della tavola n. 13 relativa al cartiglio di mm 388x615 della famosa carta di Cassini che completa è composta da 15 fogli, per una misura complessiva di mm 2020x1940 ca. Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 82 (incompleta); Borri, pp. 172-173

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        Autograph inscription signed ("auctor"), from the first edition of "Religion Within the Bounds of Bare Reason". N. p., [c. 1793].

      1793. 8vo. ½ p. Addenda. Inscribed to his former student Carl Gottlieb Fischer, in Latin, on a blank sheet formerly constituting the flyleaf of "Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft": "VIRO | docto, cordato, integerrimo, | Carol. Theophil. Fischer, | Christianismi veri | Praeconi ac Exemplo, | Amico exoptatissimo, | libellum hunc | D[at].D[icat].D[edicat]. | auctor". - At the bottom of the page is a certificate of authenticity by Justus Florian Lobeck, Secretary of the Royal Library at Königsberg, dated June 15, 1850, attesting that the rare Kant autograph was removed from the volume presented to Fischer. C. T. Fischer (1745-1801) was a hospital priest in Königsberg from 1787 and an admirer of Kant. In a letter from him to Kant on January 29, 1794, Fischer thanks him for "the gift of Religion [...] from the hand of its author" (transl.; Kant: AA XI, Briefwechsel 1794, p. 486, no. 615). - Some brownstaining. Includes two later letters and a postcard referring to the quotation.

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         Le joujou des Demoiselles ou choix de poésies luxurieuses, à l'usage des menus plaisirs du beau sexe libertin.

      à Vitapolis, du boudoir de Mademoiselle Conine, 1793, in 16, de 108pp., ill. d'un frontispice très leste gravé, pl. veau raciné époque, dos lisse orné, guirlande dorée sur les plats, tr. dorées, bel exemplaire (de la bibliothèque A.R. Le Conte Boudeville, avec son ex-libris Art Nouveau contrecollé in fine). Rarissime édition de ce curiosa illustré d'une figure libre en frontispice. Ce recueil de contes, anecdotes et épigrammes érotiques est attribué à l'abbé Jouffreau de Lazarie (selon Pia et Gay). Il fait la part belle aux femmes qui, dans cet ouvrage, sont "indécises et volages, changeant d'avis comme de vits, elles voudraient, dans le même lit, mari par derrière et amant par devant, se piquent de réconcilier ainsi le coeur et l'esprit " (Dictionnaire des oeuvres érotiques). Ces courtes pièces pornographiques en vers furent publiées la première fois vers 1750. Réimprimées plusieurs fois, elles sont souvent illustrées dans le texte de vignettes "pour la plupart d'une exécution assez médiocre; quelques-unes sont grivoises aucune n'est libre; mais il n'en est pas de même du texte qui est un recueil de poésies licencieuses" (Cohen). ¶ Aucun exemplaire de cette édition au cat. CCFR - 1 seul exemplaire au cat. KVK (Wien Rathaus) - Aucun exemplaire dans OCLC - Gay Amour, femmes II. 730 - ni Pia (I. p.649), ni Cohen (p. 521) ne mentionnent cette édition.

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        A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland ... The figures by James Sowerby.

      London: Published by J. Sowerby, 1793. Quarto, with 16 finely-coloured engraved plates, complete with the half-title, a large uncut copy; in a quarter calf binding. A large, uncut copy of the very rare and beautiful first separately published book on the Australian flora: the Specimen of the Botany of New Holland contains the first illustrations of a number of Australian species, including the waratah. According to a note in the preface the drawings on which the fine hand-coloured plates were based were done in the colony by John White, the Surgeon-General and a keen amateur natural history artist and collector. The illustrations were prepared not only from drawings supplied from Sydney but also from the "most copious and finely preserved collection of dried specimens... " that came with them from New South Wales.The period of European settlement in Australia was, by coincidence, a time of fine book production in Europe; the wide public interest in natural sciences meant that the illustrated books published during the period were not only factual but often exceptionally beautiful.James Edward Smith was one of the leading naturalists in England and the author of several outstanding botanical books. In 1788 he founded, and was the first President of, the Linnean Society which became a meeting place for botanists and a significant reference source as Smith had, for the Society, acquired the collections and library of the famous Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus.Sir Joseph Banks was a close colleague of Smith, and James Sowerby (1740 1803), creator of these superb plates, was one of the foremost botanical artists, who exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy. The collaboration between these great naturalists ensured that Australia's first illustrated flower book was among the finest of the period. Moderate preliminary foxing, affecting first plate; good modern binding.

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        A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales, including an Accurate Description of the Situation of the Colony; of the Natives; and of its Natural Productions...

      London: sold by Nicol and Sewell, 1793. Quarto, an excellent copy, uncut in original pasteboards; housed in a folding bookform box. Tench's second book, completing his account of the settlement at Sydney Cove.This is a most attractive copy of this very readable account, which continues the story to cover the first four years of the colony. Tench left New South Wales with the other marines on 18 December 1791 aboard HMS Gorgon which had accompanied the Third Fleet and his book was published in November or December 1793, more than a year after his return.Tench's second publication paints a comprehensive view of daily life in the settlement through years of hardship and severe shortages. An understanding and intelligent observer of human nature, he gives vivid insights into the often strained relationships between convict labourers and the marines set to guard them. His account is praised as the most insightful and detailed description of the social fabric of the penal colony, in contrast to other more formal and official narratives. Tench also describes his significant explorations of the landscape of the Sydney basin and forays into the Blue Mountains, while providing sympathetic descriptions of their contact with the Eora Aboriginal people. The book includes a folding map providing an excellent survey of known lands, it details Botany Bay and Broken Bay along the coast and inland to the Nepean river, with numerous engraved notes on the landscape with a view to future farming and grazing ventures.

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        A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales, including an Accurate Description of the Situation of the Colony; of the Natives; and of its Natural Productions: taken on the spot, by Captain Watkin Tench, of the Marines.

      London: Nicol and Sewell, 1793. Quarto, with a folding map; an excellent copy, completely uncut in the original blue-grey boards; the paper on the boards torn and wearing; contemporary simple canvas spine with hand-lettered label; unsophisticated and preserved in a bookform box. Tench's second book, completing his account of the settlement at Sydney Cove. This is a most attractive copy of this very readable account, which continues the story to cover the first four years of the colony. Tench left New South Wales with the other marines on 18 December 1791 aboard HMS Gorgon which had accompanied the Third Fleet and his book was published in November or December 1793, more than a year after his return.Tench's second publication paints a comprehensive view of daily life in the settlement through years of hardship and severe shortages. An understanding and intelligent observer of human nature, he gives vivid insights into the often strained relationships between convict labourers and the marines set to guard them. His account is praised as the most insightful and detailed description of the social fabric of the penal colony, in contrast to other more formal and official narratives. Tench also describes his significant explorations of the landscape of the Sydney basin and forays into the Blue Mountains, while providing sympathetic descriptions of their contact with the Eora Aboriginal people. The book includes a folding map providing an excellent survey of known lands, it details Botany Bay and Broken Bay along the coast and inland to the Nepean river, with numerous engraved notes on the landscape with a view to future farming and grazing ventures.

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        A New Abridgment of Cases in Equity, and of Such Cases at Law, as relate to Equitable Subjects; from 1735, to the Present Time. Volume I [all published]. Cowley 286. Quarto

      Printed (for the Author) by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.]. Only edition of a rare work, the penultimate attempt to abridge all matters equitable, to have been enormously extensive, cut short by Brown's death and extending only through the letter "A"; this copy with an index found in no copy located online. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-Middle Temple Library, light foxing and browning, else well-preserved; two copies in ESTC, neither in the USA. Printed (for the Author) by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1793.

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        Embothrium Speciosissimum

      London: Published by J. Sowerby & Co, 1793. Hand coloured engraved plate, 235 x 170mm, mounted and in a handsome nineteenth century timber frame. This superb image, 'the most magnificent plant which the prolific soil of New Holland affords is, by common consent both of Europeans and Natives, the Waratah. It is more over a favourite with the latter, upon account of a rich honeyed juice which they sip from its flowers." (Smith)The engraver James Sowerby was a natural historian and artist, he collaborated with James Smith (1759-1828), one of the first botanists to work on the plant specimens sent back to England from the new colony. In 1793 Smith and Sowerby produced the first publication devoted to Australian flora, A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland. This was the first time that the Waratah was described and Edwards gave the species its original binomial name, Embothrium speciosissimum.Interestingly Edwards notes that this engraving was drawn from a coloured drawing made from the wild plant, compared with the very fine dried specimens sent by Mr White.

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        Versuch einer Erdbeschreibung der sechs Welttheile...

      Leipzig: Johann Gottlob Heinrich Richter, 1793. Small thick octavo, eight folding maps with original outline hand-colouring, early bookplate, mark on title-page and small library stamp on verso (Hälle); a very good copy, original half calf over marbled boards, spine banded and gilt, red label. A very uncommon book: this was the author's copy of the 1793 first edition of this study of the "six parts of the world."Georg August von Breitenbauch (1731-1817) studied at Jena at mid-century, before travelling to France and Berlin, where he associated with Lessing. Following the death of his parents he returned to their estate in 1757, but continued to write, developing an interest in Asia, the East generally, and Africa. This study is an attempt to delineate the geography but also the peoples of the world, and to show the ways in which the different races and peoples developed and were connected.The maps are of great interest. The first was engraved by J.C. Müller after an original by Breitenbauch, and given the stylistic similarities it is certain that the rest of the maps were prepared in the same way, despite the fact that none of them is signed. The first six show the main parts of the world, being Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and the sixth showing the region here called "South Indian", depicting both the Indian and Pacific Oceans with New Holland in the centre. On this map the west coast of Australia is shown as having been discovered in 1616, the east in 1770, while Botany Bay and Port Jackson are both prominent, the latter marked "founded 1788." Kerguelen Island is marked, and all of the smaller Pacific islands have the dates of their European discovery, including Hawaii and Tahiti. Another interesting addition to this map is the species line between Asia and "South-India" as characterised by Djurberg in his 1780 attempt to delineate the physical limits of Polynesia.The last two maps are, firstly, a world map showing the distribution of people (illustrated here; Australia is simply marked "Ulimaroer"), and secondly, another world map showing the distribution of the various "Farben der Volker" ("colours of the people").This is the Breitenbauch family's own copy of this work: the legend on the armorial bookplate reads "Zur Breitenbauchschen Bibliotheck", surmounted by the family coat-of-arms.The work was reprinted in Lemgo in 1794: both editions are very scarce. Red label chipped with some loss.

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        Relacion del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786... [and] Apéndice a la Relacion...

      Madrid: Ibarra, 1788-1793. Quarto, two volumes bound together, with an engraved portrait of Magellan as frontispiece, five fine large folding maps and five folding tables; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. The complete first edition in two volumes. This is the best description of Patagonia and the Straits of Magellan, then as now an area of strategic and navigational significance. Vargas y Ponce's book gives the official account of the two expeditions made by Antonio de Córdoba to 'ascertain the advisability of Spaniards continuing to use the Strait in voyages - the results indicated the negative. After these expeditions the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east coast ports and then overland to the Pacific ports... ' (Hill). As part of this, the Relacion provides a general history of earlier voyages of discovery to the Strait. The large folding maps, fine and detailed, are all based on observations made during the Córdoba voyages.Córdoba's exploration of the Strait of Magellan is accompanied by Vargas y Ponce's summary of the early explorations of the area, mainly from an examination of original manuscripts in the Spanish archives. He discusses various means of navigating the Strait, with detailed sailing instructions, and describes the climate, indigenous peoples and natural history of the region. Some wear but a very good copy.

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        The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws Respecting Them. In a Series of Letters. By Tho. Ruggles, Esq. F.A.S. One of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties of Essex and Suffolk. In Two Volumes

      Printed for J. Deighton, No. 325, Opposite Gray's-Inn [etc.]. First edition of one of the two principal works by the Temple bencher, sheriff and magistrate, "an important contribution to the debate on poverty in late eighteenth-century England", many of his ideas to foreshadow the New Poor Law of 1834. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, sprinkled edges, some foxing in the second volume, else a very good set, with the errata; the Taussig copy. Printed for J. Deighton, No. 325, Opposite Gray's-Inn [etc.], London, 1793-94.

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        Resa genom Kamtchatka och Sibirien ar 1787 och 1788...

      Upsala: Joh. Edmans Enka, 1793. Small octavo; an excellent copy in contemporary Swedish half calf, gilt. First Swedish edition: rare. A translation and abridgement of the 1790 Paris publication of de Lesseps' account of his epic journey across Russia, carrying with him a substantial portion of the records of the La Pérouse voyage. De Lesseps, the young son of the French Consul-General at St. Petersburg, and himself Russian interpreter on the voyage, left the expedition at Kamchatka with charts, views, and La Pérouse's journal from Macao to Kamchatka, to travel overland to France. He thus became the only survivor of the ill-fated expedition. In 1829, he was called on to identify the relics brought back to France by Peter Dillon.Ferguson knew only the Kroepelien copy, for which he mistakenly gives the date of publication of 1792.

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        Reis naar de Zuidpool en rondom de weereld...

      Utrecht & Amsterdam: G.T. van Paddenburg en Zoon & M. Schalekamp, 1793. Small quarto, frontispiece and two plates, with an additional handcoloured double-hemisphere world map bound in; a good copy in contemporary half calf, flat spine gilt. Scarce second Dutch edition of Cook's second voyage of discovery, slightly changed from the first edition.This copy is extra-illustrated with a fine coloured map of the world which shows the tracks of all three Cook voyages, Waereld-Kaart volgends de Laatste Ontdekkingen waar op de Reizen van Cook (Leiden, Du Mortier en Zoon, 1804; not recorded by Perry and Prescott's Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830; not in Tooley's Printed Maps of Australia). Old ink spots to a few pages, slight water-staining to a few leaves, one plate a little frayed at bottom edge;gilt (rubbed), front joint split.

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        Narração da Arribada das Princezas Africanas ao Porto desta Capital de Lisboa, seu desembarque para terra, alojamento no Palacio das Necessidades, hida para Quéluz, seu embarque, e volta para Tangere

      Lisbon: Academia Real das Sciencias, 1793. Quarter calf.. A charming account of the meeting of Africa and Europe. Dynastic struggles broke out in Morocco when Maulay Sulaiman succeeded his father, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdalá Ben Maulay Ismael, as emperor against the latters wishes. This rare work tells how the ship carrying his wife, sons, daughters and concubines and other hangers-on, was blown off course to Madeira, finally arriving at Cascais in Portugal, where the Portuguese Royal Family offered hospitality to the princesses. Innocêncio IV, 42. Not in Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à lAfrique et lArabie or Mendelssohn.[removed][removed][removed][removed]

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        The Fables of Aesop (Aesops' Fables); with a Life of the Author. Embellished with 112 Plates.

      London: John Stockdale, 1793. 2 volumes; 4to. Full original tree calf binding, rebacked with original spines laid back on, titles in gilt on red morocco label to spines with additional gilt decoration. 112 fine, sharp copper plate engravings, vignette to title pages. Some bumping and scuffing to boards and edges. Some light scattered foxing; spine cracked and guttering showing between pages 158-9 of vol.II, small hole to front fly-leaf of same vol.; study notes in pencil to rear fly-leaf of both volumes. A rather handsome set.

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        Ricerche sopra diversi punti concernenti l'Analisi Infinitesimali e la sua applicazione alla Fisica.

      Pavia, Baldassare Comino, 1793. - in-8. 206pp. + 2pl. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné, roulette dorée autour des plats (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage du mathématicien italien Gregorio Fontana (1735-1803), frère du célèbre naturaliste Felice Fontana (1730-1805), auteur de plusieurs ouvrages "estimés" (Larousse) et successeur de Boscovich à la chaire de mathématiques de l'Université de Pavie. 2 planches dépliantes hors texte. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ars Graphica Franz Xaver Rektorzik Brünn 1793-1851.

      26 Orig.-Radierungen, Blattgröße 29 x 41 cm (Titelbl. 27 x 35), Plattengröße 9 x 12 cm bis 20 x 26 cm. Titelbl. stockfl., ansonsten fleckenfreie Abzüge. Dazu eine Porträtphotographie Rektorziks auf Karton montiert. In HLn.-Mappe m. mont. Orig.Radierung BLBL III,424 ÖBL IX,54 Thieme / B. 28,145. Franz Xaver Rektorzik (Brünn 1793-1851) war im Hauptberuf mährisch-schlesischer Gubernial-Expedits-Director in Brünn und betätigte sich aus Liebhaberei als Künstler. In seiner Kunst Autodidakt, fertigte er zahlreiche Radierungen im Geiste der Romantik, die u.a. in der Wiener Albertina und im Kupferstichkabinett in Dresden aufbewahrt werden. Gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Radierer Mährens. Seine hauptsächlichen Motive waren Landschaften und Tiere. Sein Werk umfaßt lediglich 83 Radierungen. Der Brünner Radierer August Potuczek (1882-1936) fertigte Abzüge von den Originalplatten an und gab diese in einer kalligraphisch beschrifteten Mappe in kleiner Auflage heraus. Beigegeben sind ein Zeitungsausschnitt "Franz Xaver Rektorzik. Anläßlich der Neuherausgabe seines Radierwerks durch Maler-Radierer August Potuczek" sowie 6 Postkarten mit Reproduktionen nach Radierungen aus dem Mappenwerk.Sohn e. Theatermalers, seit 1809 im Staatsdienst, 1832 Gubernial-Expeditionsdirektor. In seiner Kunst Autodidakt, fertigte er zahlreiche Radierungen im Geiste der Romantik, die u.a. in der Wiener Albertina und im Kupferstichkabinett in Dresden aufbewahrt werden. Gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Radierer Mährens. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        TEST - Della libertà e della eguaglianza degli uomini, e dei cittadini. Colle considerazioni sopra alcuni nuovi dommi politici ed appendice.Traduzione italiana dalla prima edizione

      presso Ignazio Alberti, 1793. TEST - Cm. 24, pp. (12) 445 (7). Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; piatti inquadrati a duplice cornice dorata. Dentelles, tagli dorati, segnalibro in seta verde. Sottile fenditura al piatto anteriore e minime mende al dorso, qualche trascurabile fioritura, peraltro esemplare ben conservato e stampato su carta forte. Sebastiano d'Ayala (1744-1817), gesuita di Castrogiovanni, fu diplomatico a Vienna e sovente menzionato come biografo e curatore delle opere di Metastasio, del quale peraltro fu amico. L'opera è un interessantissimo saggio sui principi scaturiti dalla Rivoluzione francese: diritti naturali, libertà costituzionale, civile e sociale ed infine le diverse tipologie di eguaglianza. L'Autore fu influenzato dal pensiero politico di Montesquieu e dalle idee controrivoluzionarie di Edmund Burke. Rarissima prima traduzione italiana (curata dall'amico Francesco Ruspoli) impressa dopo la prima in francese edita sempre a Vienna nel 1792. Seguirono, sempre nel 1793, le edizioni di Torino e le due senza dati tipografici, più comuni e di formato più piccolo. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II, 3, p. 1174; Melzi II, 127.. . . . . . 0. .

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        Topographie vom Markgrafthum Mähren. 3 Bde.

      Wien, J. Hraschanzky 1793-94. \"Mit einem gestoch. Porträtfrontisp. u. 3 sich wiederholenden Titelvign. 8 Bl., 524 S., 2 Bl.; 4 Bl., 688 S., 4 Bl. u. 631 S., 2 Bl. Marmor. HLdrBde. d. Zt. mit Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg.\" \"Wurzbach XXXIII,195 f; ADB XXXIII,475f.Engelmann 658. Einbde. ber., Ecken u. Kanten bestossen; im Text frisches, insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar des gesuchten Quellenwerks. - Die erste Ausgabe war 1786 unter dem Titel \"\"Topographische Schilderung von Mähren\"\" ohne Wissen Schwoys und ohne Angabe seines Namens herausgegeben worden. \"\"Keine Provinz der österreichischen Monarchie hatte eine mit so vielen interessanten Daten versehene Topographie aufzuweisen\"\" (ADB). Bd. 1 mit einer Einleitung und der Beschreibung des Olmützer Kreises; Bd. 2 mit dem Brünner u. Hradischer Kreis; Bd. 3 mit dem Prerauer, Znaimer und Iglauer Kreis; in einem Anhang werden urkundlich erwähnte, aber untergegangene oder nicht zu identifizierende Ortschaften beschrieben. Der Verfasser Joseph Franz Schwoy (1742-1806) war Beamter der Dietrichsteinschen Besitzung Nikolsburg (Mikulov). Das Porträt zeigt Franz von Dietrichstein - Proskau. - Selten. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Tschechien, Slowakei, Mitteleuropa, tschechisch, CSR, CSSR, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Bohemia

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      Madrid. 1793. - xxiv,228,[4]pp. Small quarto. Contemporary calf. Extremities lightly worn. Rather clean internally. Very good. The third Spanish edition, after the rare first two editions of 1681 and 1682, of Esquemeling's famous book, the classic account of pirates in the Caribbean, on the Spanish Main, and in the South Seas. First published in Amsterdam in 1678 as DE AMERICAENSCHE ZEE-ROOVERS, it next appeared in Cologne in Spanish in 1681. The first English edition, translated from the second Spanish edition and not from the original, was published in 1684. Rare on the market. PALAU 85732. SABIN 23474.

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        Cartas Marruecas.

      En Madrid, en la Imprenta de Sancha, 1793. - in-8. 5ff. 3-224pp. Pleine basane racinée, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge (menus défauts). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage célèbre, qui fit l’objet de fréquentes réimpressions jusqu’à nos jours. Il s’agit du premier livre espagnol écrit sur le modèles des "Lettres Persanes" de Montesquieu, évoquant les ridicules de la société espagnole de l’époque à travers les lettres d’un marocain visitant la péninsule. On y trouve notamment des considérations sur l’Amérique, sur Hernan Cortes, sur la variété des provinces composant l’Espagne, sur la langue castillane, sur les "Corridas de Toros", etc. José Cadalso (1741-1782) avait été élevé à Paris et il voyagea en Allemagne, Angleterre, Italie avant de suivre la carrière des armes en Espagne. Il périt d'un éclat d'obus pendant le siège de Gibraltar. Quelques feuillets brunis. Passages soulignés et annotations au crayon. Très bon exemplaire.

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        Oração gratulatoria á Serenissima Princeza do Brasil a Senhora Dona Maria Francisca Benedicta; mandado fundar hum sumptuoso edificio, para Hospital de Inválidos, no lugar de Runa, junto á Villa de Torres Vedras .

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, 1793. - 4°, contemporary "Dutch paper" gilt wrappers with lovely floral design (small defects to spine), text block edges sprinkled red. Woodcut royal arms of Portugal on title page. Typographical headpiece and woodcut initial on second leaf recto. In very fine condition. (12 ll.) *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. D. Maria Francisca Benedita (b. 1746) was the youngest child of D. José I (d. 1777) and the widow and aunt of D. Maria I's eldest son, D. José, Duque de Bragança and Príncipe do Brasil. In 1788 her husband died of smallpox at age 27, without issue. His wife, styled the dowager princess of Brazil, lived until 1829. Rather than founding convents or churches, in the tradition of most dowagers, D. Maria Francisca Benedita founded a military hospital, the Asilo de Inválidos Militares de Runa (in Torres Vedras). The hospital was dedicated in 1827, on the dowager princess's eighty-first birthday. Today it is a home for retired military personnel, the Centro de Apoio Social de Runa. Roque Ferreira Lobo (1742-1828) was a native of Torres Vedras. He worked in the postal administration and then served in the secretariat of the Senado da Camara de Lisboa. In 1826, just before the hospital was completed, Lobo published Panegyrico em louvor da Serenissima Princeza do Brasil a Senhora D. Maria Francisca Benedicta, pela sua fundação de hum hospital para militares invalidos. *** Innocêncio VII, 187, 459: calling for 23 pp. rather than 12 ll.; noting that this should not be confused with a work of similar title by Ferreira Lobo, Panegyrico em louvor da Serma. Princeza do Brasil a Sra. D. Maria Francisca Benedicta, Lisbon, 1826. Porbase locates a single copy, at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        BIBLIOTECA TEATRALE DELLA NAZIONE FRANCESE ossia Raccolta de' più scelti componimenti tragici, comici, lirici, e burleschi di quel Teatro

      1793. Venezia Antonio Fortunato Stella (volumi I-IX) poi Tipografia Pepoliana presso Antonio Curti (vol.X-XXVII) 1793-1796 27 volumi in 16° 200 pagine circa ogni volume. Brossura editoriale marmorizzata. Titoli calligrafati al dorso. Ritratti di autori incisi in rame. 3 volumi con dorso danneggiato. Esemplari in barbe. Nel complesso ottimo esemplare. Il titolo all'occhietto recita: ''Biblioteca de' più scelti componimenti teatrali d'Europa, divisa in nazioni''. Tutto il pubblicato di questa eccezionale raccolta del teatro francese in traduzione italiana, spesso in prima edizione. I testi sono preceduti dalla Vita dell'autore, dall'argomento, giudizi e aneddoti sulla ''pièce'', osservazioni del traduttore, talvolta dalla bibliografia di questo o quell'autore, ecc. Dal ''Prospetto dell'opera'' si apprende che ''molti di questi componimenti compariranno all'Italia o per la prima volta, o in miglior forma tradotti'' e che questa raccolta segue le tracce della ''Petite bibliothèque des théâtre'' (uscita a Parigi dal 1784 al 1789 in 80 vol.; cfr. Graesse I, 417). Sono riprodotti i testi dei più rappresentativi autori di tutto il teatro francese, tragico, comico e lirico, tra cui Molière, Corneille, Racine, Fil. Quinault, G. Mairet, Tristan, Voltaire, Gresset, Piron, ecc. Tra i nomi dei traduttori spiccano quelli di A. Pepoli, Fr. Albergati Capacelli, M. Cesarotti, ecc. Di notevole rarità e importanza, particolarmente così completa e ben conservata. Non riscontrato in alcun repertorio a stampa.

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        EL MANA DE LOS CHRISTIANOS. Modo de prepararse para recibir la Sagrada Comunión, y dar gracias después de ella. VIDA DE JESU-CHRISTO, señor nuestro, deducida de los quatro sagrados evangelios. Y algunas reflexiones sobre ella, con arreglo a los Santas Pad

      - México, En la Impranta de los Herederos del Lic. D. Joseph de Jáuregui. Calle de San Bernardo, Año de 1793.Características: Pasta semidura en piel de cerdo de la época. Bella edición muy bien conservada pero con muestras de polilla en los márgenes interiores pero sin afectar el texto en ningú lugar. Tiene una dedicatoria a lápiz en la hoja de respeto hecha en 1934. También tiene un sello con el nombre de uno de los poseedores muy pequeño. Los cantos y el libro en general se encuentra limpio y sin ningún problema para su total lectura. Tiene las dos últimas hojas, una de ellas totalmente blanca, con una pequeña rotura de la esquina exterior inferior. No afecta absolutamente nada ni se pierde nada. 415 p. (14 x 8). Peso: 240 grs.LIBRO A LA MITAD DE SU PRECIO NORMAL [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World in his Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792. With the discoveries made in the South-Sea; and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck and famine, in a voyage of eleven hundred miles in open boats, between Endeavour Straits and the island of Timor..

      Berwick: W. Phorson, 1793. Frontispiece slightly darkened, small stain at upper corner.. Octavo, with an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author; a large copy with generous margins, edges rough-trimmed only, in old pebble-grained cloth, red leather label. Rare first edition: the account of the doomed Pandora voyage to the Pacific, written by the ship's surgeon, who survived shipwreck and a terrible open-boat voyage to safety. Hamilton writes in an easy, even amusing fashion despite the horrors of the latter part of the voyage, and this is one of the most personal of eighteenth-century voyage accounts: it would certainly have entertained the contemporary reader, and helped set the tone for the many medical-voyagers who would publish their own books in the nineteenth century.William Bligh had returned to England in 1790 and the Admiralty immediately commissioned the Pandora to search for and arrest the Bounty mutineers. Hamilton's is the only full contemporary account of the voyage, which succeeded in arresting 14 of Bligh's former crew in Tahiti. The remainder of the cruise of the Pandora was ill-fated: it is now thought likely that the officers failed to recognise a distress signal from the La Pérouse survivors while sailing in the Santa Cruz Group, and not long after the vessel was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef while attempting to sail the Endeavour Strait. As the ship foundered Captain Edwards had left the prisoners locked up in the infamous "Pandora's box" on deck to drown, but the master-of-arms dropped keys to them and ten made it to safety. Just like Bligh and the loyal Bounty sailors, Edwards and his men now faced a gruelling open-boat voyage to Dutch colonies: the survivors ultimately landed in Timor (Bligh had sailed for Batavia). The expedition did make some discoveries, including some survey work of the Strait in order to determine the best passage to Botany Bay, but also failed, of course, to find the remaining mutineers on Pitcairn Island.This is now a very scarce book on the market. It was republished as a facsimile in the Australian Maritime Series in 1998. Recent research has underlined the importance of Hamilton's account to the history of the Pandora voyage and to the rediscovery of the ship's wreck. Provenance: F. Hobill Cole, with bookplate.

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        Ariosts wüthender Roland. Uebersetzt von Werthes.

      Leipzig, Fleischer, 1793. - circa 19,7 x 13 cm. 355 SS., mit 17 Kupfern von Balthasar Anton Dunker Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung "Nicolas, Dunker 119. Seltene Auswahl aus dem Orlando furioso in der Übersetzung von Friedrich August Clemens Werthes mit den amüsanten Kupfern von Dunker. Gibt die Gesänge 1 bis 8, jeweils mit dem bekannteren Titel "Der rasende Roland". " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart, mit beständiger Vergleichung der übrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der Oberdeutschen. 4 Bände (komplett). Erster Theil: Von A-E. Zweiter Theil: Von F-L. Dritter Theil: Von M-Scr. Vierter Theil: Seb-Z.

      Leipzig, Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, (ab Band 3) Breitkopf und Härtel , - 1793 - 4°. 29,5 cm. 3 Blatt, VIII, 1992 Spalten, 2140 Spalten, 1762 und 1 Blatt, 1796 Spalten. Bordeauxrote Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 2., vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe. Einbände wenig bestoßen, Besitzerstempel und Namenseintrag auf Innendeckel bzw. Vorsatz, wenige Blätter leicht stockfleckig. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur les maladies des armées, dans les camps et dans les garnisons. Avec des Mémoires sur les substances septiques et anti-septiques, et la Réponse à de Haen et à Gaber

      XXXII-448 pp. A Paris, chez Théophile Barrois le jeune, 1793, in-8, XXXII-448 pp, basane du début du XIXe siècle, dos lisse et fileté, pièce de titre rouge, Une figure sur bois dans le texte (p. 95) représentant un tuyau composant le ventilateur du docteur Hales, utilisé à l'origine pour pomper l'air des navires et élégamment employé pour assainir l'air dans les hôpitaux miliaires. Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée sur la dernière édition anglaise. L'ouvrage a paru à l'origine en 1752. John Pringle (1707-1782) fut médecin des troupes britanniques durant la guerre de Succession d'Autriche ; il devint ensuite médecin du roi. Il est considéré comme le fondateur de la médecine militaire moderne. "His books lay down the principles of military sanitation and the ventilation of barracks, gaols, hospital ships, etc." Étiquette de don de la bibliothèque des Liouville et cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Reliure usée mais fonctionnelle. Garrison & Morton, 2150 pour l'édition originale anglaise.

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        A Letter to Erasmus Darwin, M.D. on a new Method of Treating Pulmonary Consumption, and some other Diseases hitherto found incurable

      72 pp. 8vo, modern half-morocco & marbled boards (a little spotted), a.e.g. Bristol: Printed by Bulgin & Rosser; sold by J. Murray et al., [1793]. First edition of the first contribution to the study of therapeutic inhalation. Beddoes (1760-1808), published this correspondence to and from his friend Erasmus Darwin in which is discussed a variety of new inhalation treatments for tuberculosis and other maladies thought to be fatal. During his short lifetime, Beddoes managed to distinguish himself as one of the most remarkable medical men of his time. He promoted pneumatic medicine and worked extensively with James Watt on the use of inhaled gases for therapeutic medicine. Thanks to his mastery of French and German, he was able to exchange information with Lavoisier and Girtanner and remain at the forefront of new discoveries. He made use of his extensive background in chemistry to pioneer therapeutic medicine, then a new discipline. Fine copy. ? Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, p. 64-69. See Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 217-218.

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        Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart, mit beständiger Vergleichung der übrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der Oberdeutschen. 4 Bände (komplett). Erster Theil: Von A-E. Zweiter Theil: Von F-L. Dritter Theil: Von M-Scr. Vierter Theil: Seb-Z.

      Leipzig, Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, (ab Band 3) Breitkopf und Härtel , 1793-1801. 4°. 29,5 cm. 3 Blatt, VIII, 1992 Spalten, 2140 Spalten, 1762 und 1 Blatt, 1796 Spalten. Bordeauxrote Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 2., vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe. Einbände wenig bestoßen, Besitzerstempel und Namenseintrag auf Innendeckel bzw. Vorsatz, wenige Blätter leicht stockfleckig. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Linguistik / linguistics; Sprachwissenschaft / linguistics, philology; Wörterbuch / dictionary

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        The Carpenter's New Guide Being a Complete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery

      London: Printed for I. & J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library..., MDCCXCIII [1793]. Hard Cover. Quarto: [2], [v]-xii, 76 p., 78 leaves of plates, illus.; 27 cm. "Nicholson was probably the most prolific communicator on the technical aspects of architecture in the first half of the nineteenth century and his influence should not be underestimated. He wrote at least twenty-seven books and two collaborations, which all went into many reprints and which were still being republished and updated by others well after his death... Furthermore his was one of the leading intellects concerning technical architectural matters and remains to this day essential reading on the period" --Oxford DNB. Bound in modern marbled paper over boards, leather spine; gilt red leather spine label; former owner signature, "Ebenezer Clifford August 28th 1818", on front flyleaf; very good. Stock#OB782.

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      Philadelphia: Printed by R. Aitken & Son, 1793. 110pp. plus errata leaf following title leaf and one folding table. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Contemporary manuscript note tipped in between pp.46 and 47, comparing Arabic, English, Greek, and Anglo-Saxon representations of certain sounds. Very good. William Thornton's prize-winning treatise on English phonetics, appended with the essay that Alexander Graham Bell called the first work on the education of the deaf actually written and published in America (DAB). William Thornton (1759-1828), perhaps best known as the designer of the United States Capitol, was among the Federal era's most outstanding polymaths, earning substantial renown as a scholar, inventor, architect, painter, soldier, anti- slavery advocate, and public official. He was the first Superintendent of the U.S. Patent Office and is credited with having personally saved it from destruction during the War of 1812, convincing the British to spare it during their burning of Washington because of its importance to humanity's common heritage. In the present work, Thornton submits a new, purely cenemic writing system for American English, illustrated with a folding table of "all the distinct sounds contained in the English language" and a two-page forward printed in parallel traditional and new "American" systems. In true revolutionary spirit, Thornton declares that "[t]he American language as distinct as the government, free from all the follies of unphilosophical fashion, and resting upon truth as its only regulator" (p.vii). The essay on a new method for teaching the deaf to speak was applauded a century later by Bell, who lamented that its suggestions had "certainly...not received that attention from practical teachers that their importance deserves" (DAB). EVANS 26258. NAIP w028962. DAB XVIII, pp.504-7.

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        La police de Paris dévoilée

      - Chez J. B. Garnery, à Paris 1793, in-8 (12,5x19cm), relié. - edizione Bound in pieno periodo di pecora marrone. Torna liscio decorato con motivi geometrici nel grottesco. parti del titolo in marocchino rosso, pezzo e numero del volume in marocchino rosso medaglione. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice et de 3 tableaux dépliants : Etat de la Saline et du Poisson d'Eau douce, des légumes et Epiceries destinés à l'approvisionnement du Carême de 1787, comparé avec les quantités de 1786, Epiceries, Légumes secs. Etat des personnes détenues, d'ordre du Roi, dans la maison de Mareville en 1788, Noms des personnes détenues. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos lisse orné de motifs géométriques à la grotesque. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et pièce de tomaison en médaillon de maroquin rouge. Dos et mors frottés. Coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage est une critique de la police de l'ancien régime, et son écrit est assez pamphlétaire, totalement à charge contre la police. Dans son introduction, en homme de la Révolution, Manuel prône l'importance de la presse. En tant qu'administrateur de la police, secteur de la librairie et des spectacles, l'auteur fut en contact avec de nombreux documents et de nombreuses personnes qui ont profité à son ouvrage. L'auteur dévoile des aspects de la police tout à fait intéressants, notamment sur les gens de lettres (problème qu'il connaisssait bien puisqu'il fut embastillé pour son activité littéraire), sur les libelles, sur les censeurs royaux, sur les espions, sur les commissaires, sur les prêtres, sur les filles, sur le commerces des blés, sur les comédiens, sur les maisons de force, sur les jeux... Le livre contient beaucoup d'anecdotes et des témoignages contre de hauts personnages de la police, de ce fait, il eut un assez grand succès à l'époque. Il donne surtout une relation importante de l'état de la police et de ses activités à l'heure de la Révolution. Ironie du sort ou pas, après avoir assuré différents postes au sein de la Révolution, et notamment celui de député, il s'opposa à la mort du roi en demandant la déportation, ce qui lui valut d'être guillotiné et tout d'abord arrêté par la nouvelle police mis en place.  

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        Lettera dell'abate Spallanzani al Signor Thouvenel sull'elettricita organica e minerale

      plaquette in-8 de 35 pages Pavia, dalla Stamperia Bolzani, 1793, , plaquette in-8 de 35 pages, brochée sous couverture d'attente bleu pâle de l'époque, Tiré à part très peu courant, paru à l'origine dans le tome 4 des Annali di chimica du Brugnatelli (1793). Un des opuscules qui participèrent à la controverse sur l'électricité animale en Italie au XVIIIe siècle. Spallanzani (1729-1799), partisan du galvanisme, y formule son opinion sous forme de lettre au rabdomancien français Pierre Thouvenel (1745-1815). Ce dernier, alors présent à Pavie, auteur d'un recueil paru l'année précédente à Brescia (Recueil de Mémoires concernant l'électricité organique et l'électricité minérale, Bendiscioli), se flattait pour sa part de la découverte de l'«électricité minérographique». Cette Lettera a été traduite en allemand et publiée à Prague en 1794 (Briefe... an Thouvenel über die organische und unterirrdische Elektrizität). Exemplaire provenant des archives de l'abbé Jean-Denis-François Camus de Nancy, avec sa mention manuscrite au faux titre : "donné par l'auteur le 20 avril 1793 à Chiasso". ON JOINT 2 plaquettes concernant les travaux de Spallanzani, également données par le savant à l'abbé Camus, soit : - "Premier rapport des expériences faites d'après monsieur l'abbé Spallanzani sur la génération des grenouilles, lu à la société philarmonique dans la séance du 7 janvier 1792 par MM Berlinghieri, Silvestre, Roillard et Bongniard". Articolo estratto dal primo volume della biblioteca dell'anno 1793. Torino, della stamperia reale. In-8, 25-[1] pages en feuilles, sans couverture. "Envoyé par Mr Spallanzani à Chiasso 8 mai 1793". Rapport qui a paru à l'origine dans les Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 1792, t. XII, pp. 77-93. - Avviso... Pavia I. Augosto 1792. Fascicule in-8 de 4 pages, sur un feuillet replié : "donné par Mr l'abbé Spallanzani à Chiasso le 1 mai 1793". Fascicule d'annonce de la publication de l'ouvrage de Spallanzani, Viaggi alle Due Sicilie e in alcune parti dell' Appennino, chez Baldassare Comini, qui s'étendra de 1792 à 1797. Vicaire Général de Nancy, Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814) émigra dans les dernières semaines de l'année 1791 et prit la route d'Italie ; ce personnage à vocation académique, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes de France, d'Allemagne et d'Italie, évolua avec aisance dans les milieux des érudits italiens. Il eut des contacts et des correspondances avec les plus grands d'entre eux, Tiraboschi, Bandini, Spallanzani, Giuseppe Gioeni, l'abbé Fortis, etc. Au cours de son périple italien, qui dura jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1793, ces nouvelles connaissances lui offrirent de nombreux ouvrages. Camus prit également des notes de voyage, en vue de la publication d'un Voyage en Italie, demeuré à l'état de manuscrit : une partie de ces cahiers vient d'être redécouverte. The Bakken, p. 107

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        Revoluciones i Estado actual de la Francia. Parte Segunda. 1793".

      Manuscrito. - 4to.; 438 pp. sin numerar, escritas con clara caligrafía. Encuadernación de época, en piel marbreada, con tejuelo.

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        Mémoire sur la Noix de Galle. Contenant son analyse, celle de l'Acide Gallique, ainsi qu'un examen particulier du précipité que ces deux substances produisent lorsqu'on les mêle avec le Sulfate de fer. Lu à l'Académie des Sciences de Paris en Mars 1793.

      S.l.n.d. (Paris, 1793). - in-4. 28pp. Broche, dans un étui en cartonnage moderne genre ancien. Edition Originale des expériences réalisées par le chimiste français Nicolas Deyeux sur la noix de galle et l'acide gallique découvert par Scheele en 1785. Ces expériences permirent à Deyeux d'obtenir un principe actif dont il donne la description et certaines propriétés. Connu aujourd'hui sous le nom d'acide tannique (ou acide gallotannique, ou encore simplement tanin) il est utilisé en teinture, en photographie, en médecine. Sa formule chimique précise fut établie en 1871 par Schiff. "Tannic acid may be obtained from nutgalls ( ). It was distinguished as an individual compound by Deyeux in 1793" (King's American Dispensatory). Nicolas Deyeux (1758-1837) chimiste et pharmacien était membre de l'Académie des Sciences. Il publia plusieurs ouvrages, certains en collaboration avec Parmentier. Lavoisier se pencha sur ses travaux et fit notamment un rapport sur un de ses mémoires relatif à la dissolution de l'or dans l'acide nitreux. Il fut professeur de chimie, de pharmacie et premier pharmacien de Napoléon Ier. Rarissime tiré-à-part, à pagination séparée, du Journal de Physique (juin 1793). Exemplaire à toutes marges, non coupé, préservé dans un étui en cartonnage moderne. Première page empoussiérée, tache angulaire, des rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Erklæringer, Breve og Forestillinger, General-Procureur-Embedet vedkommende.

      6 bd. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal 1793-1807. Med kobberstukket portræt. Pænt eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvede titel- og tomefelter samt rig gulddekoration på ryggene. Titel- og tomefelter med slidtage på de fem første bind. Henrik Stampe [1713-89], dansk jurist, prof. i filos. 1741, generalprokurør 1753 (samtidig prof. i retsvidenskab til 1785); stor indflydelse på dansk-norsk retsudvikling. Statsminister fra 1784. De posthumt udgivne Erklæringer, Breve, Forestillinger, General-Prokureur-Embedet vedkommende er et af den dansk-norske retsvidenskabs klassiske værker. Bibl. Dan. I, 626.

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        Traité élémentaire de chimie, présentée dans un ordre nouveau et d'après les découvertes modernes

      - Chez Cuchet, A Paris 1793, in-8 (12,5x19,5cm), xliv, 322pp. et viij, 331pp. (13 pl.), relié. - seconda edizione di menzione. Leganti metà marrone ghiaccio pelle di pecora in piccoli angoli ca 1800. Dos liscio decorato con 4 piccole cimette. titoli dorato. La mancanza di mascella superiore in volume testa 2. scuff lungo la mascella superiore del Volume 2. Numerosi brunissures su carta. Una traccia di umidità destra 4 prime pagine del volume 2. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Mention de seconde édition, parue après la première édition de 1789. Elle est illustrée de 2 tableaux dépliants et de 13 planches dépliantes en fin du tome 2 dessinées et gravées par Madame Lavoisier montrant les instruments de la chimie moderne. Nombreux tableaux et tables. Cette édition « pirate » est sortie sans l'accord de Lavoisier, ce dernier l'ayant mentionné lui-même ; par ailleurs deux éditions sont parues à la date de 1789, ce qui dans l'ordre en ferait la troisième. Reliures en demi basane brune glacée à petits coins ca 1800. Dos lisses ornés de 4 petits fleurons. Titres dorés. Manque au mors supérieur en tête au tome 2. Epidermure le long du mors supérieur du tome 2. Nombreuses brunissures sur le papier. Une trace de mouillure au coin droite des 4 premiers feuillets du tome 2. Absence du faux-titre au tome premier. Planche douzième détachée. Acteur important de la naissance de la chimie moderne, Lavoisier met en application dans cet ouvrage les avancées théoriques publiées dans la Méthode de nomenclature chimique parue en 1787 (édition publiée sous le patronage de Guyton de Morveau). Lavoisier radicalise sa position et se sépare définitivement de la théorie phlogistique, il étend ses principes théoriques à l'ensemble de la chimie, rédigeant ainsi le premier manuel moderne de chimie en présentant une vision uniforme et cohérente de ses nouvelles découvertes. Certains historiens des sciences considèrent le livre comme l'équivalent de ce que Newton fit pour la physique. Tampon en page de titre : Saluce pharmacie à Chambéry.  

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        Scarce Account of the Rostock University Library and Natural Cabinet including a Catalog of the latter’s Collections). - Geschichte der öffentlichen Universitäts-Bibliothek und des Museum zu Rostock. [And:] Der Geschichte . erste Fortsetzung, welche die freywilligen Geschenke enthält.

      Rostock, Johann Jakob Adler (Heirs of), 1790-1793. - Small quarto. Contemporary marbled boards (minorily rubbed, stronger to spine), all edges red. 64 pp., 4 ff., 72 pp., title pages and a few chapters with woodcut vignettes. Two manuscript ownership entries on front fly leaf (apparently of August Ludwig Diemer, professor of law at he Rostock university, dated 1819, and of Friedrich Bachmann, theologian and local historian, dated 1883). Verso to first title page two ownership stamps : one unknown, the other from the university of Rostock (cancelled). Some browning and old ink spots apply to a few pages, but generally in very good condition. First edition, all published. Very scarce. Not listed with Murray, neither for Rostock nor Bützow. – Although a few libraries hold either the main work or the continuation (usually not both, except for the University Libraries of Rostock themselves), no copy can be traced on auctions in Germany since 1950! According to a footnote in the continuation’s preface the main work was published in a number of 500 copies only stated to had been sold out completely shortly after publication (cf. p.3). – The author Tychsen was an important orientalist, who after taking his degrees at the University of Halle worked for the local educational institution ‘Franckesche Stiftung’, which would become of immense importance for the history of museums in Germany and still exists today. In 1763 Tychsen was announced professor for oriental languages at the newly founded university of Bützow, established in 1760 by Duke Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, called the Pius, in concurrence to the until then dominating university of Northern Germany, in Rostock. There, Tychsen soon began to develop the library and enhance the collections of instruments, artifacts and natural specimens. But although starting ambitiously and being equipped with enough ressources, the university project of Bützow was unlucky in the end for not attracting enough students from abroad. In 1789, after the death of Duke Frederick, his successor, Frederick Francis, merged the two competing universities into one, announcing Tychsen as head of the united library and their annexed natural cabinet. These incidents became the main motivation behind the work offered as the Rostock collections became drastically expanded by the addition of the Bützow collections, which Tychsen surely knew best. The work is as much a historical account of the coming in being of both the universities’ libraries and the museum as it is a verbatim report on the current state of the latter’s collections, including an uncommonly detailed catalog, listing donators, the date of the item’s inclusion as well as their geographical origin. It is devided into two parts, each one equipped with a separate title page. The first part (the ‘main work’ so to say) gives the historical accounts of the coming in being of the libraries in Rostock and in Bützow, as well as of the latter’s natural cabinet - there was no such in Rostock before the institutions merged. But the natural cabinet in Bützow was a public museum from the very beginning on and formed part of the library, in which house roules it already was referred to. It became the basis for the university museum in Rostock when the institutions merged. The second part of the work then is a concise catalog of the items in this collection. Among them we find the classical ‘wunderkammer’ objects together with some items, more typical for the Baltic and Nordic regions, f. ex. the skelleton of a juvenile whale or remarkable pieces of amber, but also the modell of a rhinoceros (probably a sculptured, three dimensional bronce plate of Clara by the Dutch natural historian Pietrus Camper), ethnographical artifacts and much more. 1500 g

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        Instruction abrégée sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République, et sur les Calculs relatifs à leur division décimale. Edition originale.

      Instruction abrégée sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République, et sur les Calculs relatifs à leur division décimale. Edition originale. Par la Commission temporaire des Poids & Mesures républicaines, en exécution des Décrets de la Convention Nationale, Edition Originale, 1 vol. in-8 br. sous couv. d'attente d'époque, De l'Imprimerie Nationale Exécutive du Louvres, Paris, An IIe de la République [ 1793 ], 1 f. blanc, xiv-147 pp., 14 ff. (tables) et 1 f. blanc Edition Originale. Bon état (qq. mouill. marginales, un accroc sans manque à un f. n'affectant pas le texte, discret cachet en couv.). Français

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        English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their essential Characters, Synonyms and Places of Growth. Vol. II. (Blumen, Botanik).

      London, J. Davis, 1793. Oktav. Lederband d.Zt. Mit 72 altkolorierten Kupferstichen v. James Sowerby. Der seltene 2.Band dieses frühen englischen Blumenwerkes. Mit schön altkolorierten, sauberen Kupfertafeln u. dazugehörigem Text. Enthält meist blühende Pflanzen. Der Lederband bestossen u. berieben, der Rücken gebrochen. Einige Textblätter fleckig. Einige Tafeln mit Textabklatsch. Die Tafeln von 73 - 144 nummeriert. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Botanik Sowerby Kupferstich Orig.Graphik 18.Jhdt. laudo

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